1. Remove silencer
A: On some older models you may have to remove air filter housing.
B: Place prybar as shown in picture for leverage as to loosen silencer.
C: The silencer is heavy. On removal be sure to have help.
2. Remove any loose debris and lubricate
A: Once silencer is removed remove any lose debris inside blower outlet.
B: Lubricate blower lobes heavily with penetrating oil
3. Freeing up stuck lobes
A: Use piece of soft wood that fits in blower outlet.
B: Using piece of soft wood. place on lobes and hit with a dead blow hammer.
C: If there is room between the lobes. then place wood in between and pry back and forth.
D: Intermittently while doing this procedure lubricate inside of blower with more penetrating oil.
E: Make sure to clean out any chipped or broken pieces of wood.
F: do these steps until blower is free.
4. blow out debris
A: While silencer is still off. stand clear of blower outlet and turn machine on to blow out any loose debris you could not reach.
B: Once its run for a minute turn of machine.
C: Lubricate inside blower once more.
D: Put machine back together.
5. preventative maintenance A: Start machine.
B: Start blower.
C: Open bleeder valve.
D: Spray lubricant into bleeder valve a few times.
E: Close valve.
F: Machine can be turned off.
G: To help prevent blowers from locking up perform steps 5.A: through 5.F: after every use.