I have a Lifesaver 1275 that was in the house when I bought the house. I was working in the garage with the leaf blower and set the alarms off. It's been over an hour with the door open and it
I have a Lifesaver 1275 that was in the house when I bought the house. I was working in the garage with the leaf blower and set the alarms off. It's been over an hour with the door open and it hasn't shut off by itself. What must I do?
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Make sure to only use a brand name alkaline 9 volt battery. Don't use a used battery or a dollar store battery (bargain store). Then press the test button for 10 seconds to reset this unit and any more down the line.
The pull string is in a housing underneath the fan. Remove the left (as you're holding the blower with the outlet facing away) housing. The blower fan is visible. Use a 1/2" light duty impact driver, it's a conventional clocking leftie loosie rightie tightie. Remove nut, thick flat washer, fan, and another thick flat washer. Three screws are holding the pull string housing. Remove the housing. Three more screws and thin flat washers, and the spool is in your hand. Reassemble in reverse order.
Black and Decker has issued a recall notice for Type 1 BV4000 because "a loose connection between the unit and an extension cord can create heat, posing a possible fire hazard" Says to STOP USING and call 1-866-853-2138 to arrange for free repair. (Found info by Googling "Black and Decker Leafhog", navigate to Black and Decker website and click "Important Safety Recalls" button at bottom of page.)
# Electric leaf blowers are lighter, quieter and vibrate less than gas units. An electric motor drives the fan, so there's no need to mix fuel or refill. Smaller yards are especially good candidates for electric blowers. There are two types:
* Corded leaf blowers provide constant power as long as you have access to an electrical outlet. The attached cord limits mobility so this may not be the best choice for a lawn with lots of trees. Look for a cord retention system to prevent the cord from being accidentally unplugged during use.
* Rechargeable/battery-operated leaf blowers are good alternatives for smaller areas or jobs. They work well on solid surfaces like driveways and garages. They're limited by their run time and the fact that they move less air than larger models.
# Gas-powered leaf blowers use a 2-cycle engine, requiring mixing oil and gasoline. Mobility and work output are increased with gas blowers. They're louder and heavier than electric blowers.