Draining the fuel tank and carburetor for seasonal or long term storage

You can either run your equipment until the fuel system (including the fuel tank) is completely empty or you can drain the fuel system as follows:

  • Disconnect the fuel line to the engine, and drain the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.
  • If the fuel tank is equipped with a valve, turn the fuel valve to OPEN or ON position to enable draining.
  • After draining is completed, reconnect the fuel line and turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
  • Loosen the carburetor drain screw, and drain the carburetor into an approved gasoline container. After draining is completed, tighten the carburetor drain screw.