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What Causes a Leaf Blower to Smoke?

By Tammy Wood ; Updated September 21, 2017

If your leaf blower is smoking, check to see if it requires a mix of gas and oil to run effectively. The mix could be off. If the blower doesn't use mixed gas, a faulty electrical system or an issue with the motor may be to blame. Take the leaf blower in for repair.



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Tammy Wood has been writing for more than 15 years, and has been published in the Chicken Soup For the Soul books, "Parenting" magazine and several websites. Wood serves as the director of online marketing for 12 organizations and creative director for BTC Interactive, a newsletter and article archive. She received a degree in business management from the University of Washington.