Model #358797130 CRAFTSMAN Blower, Gas

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Can't get the leaf blower to run. 358.797130

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Ruptured Priming Bulb 358797130 Craftsman Blower

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

The primer bulb on this model is only being offered in conjunction with the carburetor. The manufacturer has not offered it as a separately replaceable part. This primer looks pretty easy to replace, and you can get an aftermarket primer bulb for it very easily. They are widely available at Sears's lawn & garden section.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 08, 2015
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My craftsman blower was running fine until a few weeks ago it started bogging down and acting like it was running down. Now it will not start. 358797130 Craftsman Blower

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Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the blower. If the fuel mixture in the blower is older than 5 weeks old, it should be drained. Then refill with fresh fuel mix. If this does not help I suspect there is a problem with the fuel system. I recommend checking in the fuel tank first. When you look in the tank, you should see a fuel line with a white filter attached to the end. Then inspect the fuel line. If it is hard and brittle, it has to be replaced.    Here is a video that shows how to replace the fuel line.The video shows the basics for replacing the fuel line. Your model may need more disassemble to access the fuel lines. If the fuel line is fine, I suspect the carburetor is to blame. The carburetor will have to be cleaned or replaced. Here is a video that show how to clean the carburetor. Before you remove the carburetor, make sure to note the fuel line and cable connections. This will save a lot of frustration later. The parts for the blower can be ordered from the following link. Parts for Craftsman blower

 

If this does not cure the problem, I recommend removing the muffler. Then check the operation. If the engine runs fine, you need to clean the screen in the muffler.

 

 

I hope this helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.

 

 

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears  technician.  Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services.

 

 

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 09, 2013

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