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How do I remove gasoline from the gas tank of a snow blower prior to maintenance.

I have a Sears Snow Thrower, Model #917881151. The first step listed in the Owner’s Manual on page 18 for replacing the drive and auger belts is to remove gasoline from the fuel tank. How do I drain gasoline from the fuel tank?

Electric Snowblowers , Snow Removal Equipment
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Joseph Perez
When working with flammable liquids it is important to be safe and have detailed instructions to assist you and make sure the job is done right. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with more information to help you with your project. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 2,446 community points in Snow Removal Equipment
February 2nd, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I should be able to help you with removing the gas from the fuel tank. The reason for removing the gas it to prevent leak from the fuel cap when the snow blower is tipped up for service. The easiest way I have found to remove the gas is with a turkey baster. Use the baster to draw the gas out of the tank and squirt it into a gas can. Once all or most of the gas is removed, you can continue with the service on the snow blower.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the snow blower.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


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Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 10,409 community points in Snow Removal Equipment
February 3rd, 2011
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