The unit should be test run when finished with other maintenance.
Ensure that fresh fuel is used. See our Fuel Recommendations page for answers to frequently asked questions regarding fuel quality.
Put a small amount of fuel in the unit. Start per instructions found in the operators manual. Test operation of auger, self propel system (if equipped), and other controls.
After running unit it is recommended all fuel be drained and the unit run dry if it is going to be stored for more than a few weeks. This will help prevent fuel degradation in the unit which could lead to deposits or corrosion that could affect performance in the future.