This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the insulator on Homelite leaf blowers.
All of the information in this insulator replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Ryobi & Homelite. Tools used: T-20 Torx bit. Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Homelite Hand-Held Leaf Blower - Model UT09526 2 Leaf Blower Insulator Replacement 4 You will need a T-20 Torx bita 3/4 â€“inch socket or a spark plug wrench for this procedure. 5 Make sure the engine has cooled. 6 Remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting. 7 Lift the tab to detach the air filter cover. 8 Use a T-20 Torx bit to unthread the two mounting screws securing the filter base and carburetor. 9 Move the carburetor assembly out of the way and remove the insulator gasket. 10 Unthread the three mounting screws to release the engine cover. 11 Unthread the two screws securing the insulator assembly â€“ this may require some effort. 12 Pull off the old assembly. 13 "If youâ€™re replacing a one-piece insulator assembly, you will need to purchase a separate baffle to go with the new insulator." 14 "Insert the mounting screws into the new insulator, then position the manifold gasket." 15 "Properly align the insulator on the engine block, then fully thread the screws." 17 "Insert the mounting screws into the air filter base, align the carburetor as well as the insulator gasket, then position the assembly on the new insulator and thread the screws." 18 "Make sure the air filter gasket is properly positioned on the filter base, then realign the cover and snap it into place." 19 Reposition the engine cover and secure it with the screws. 20 Reattach the wire and boot to the spark plug. 21 Congrats! Your leaf blower is ready for use.