Model #358797202 CRAFTSMAN Blower, Gas

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Q:

My craftsman leaf blower will not start and I replaced almost everything, What can I do?

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When a appliance starts malfunctioning its very frustrating, as a suggestion to help you while you are waiting for the experts advise, I have included below a couple of links to Manage my life were some customers had posted similar questions like yours. Hope it helps!

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Priscilla V -
May 02, 2011
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You need to determine if the problem is no spark to the spark plug or no fuel from the carburetor.

I would remove the spark plug. Attach the wire to the plug and hold the spark plug with a pair of insulated pliers or a thick cloth or thick gloves so the base of the plug is touching a clean spot on the engine. Get someone to pull the starter rope and see if the plug arcs from the anode to the base. You need to do this in a darkened area. It is hard to see the arc in bright sunlight. If you have no arc, the ignition module, the engine kill switch, or the wire from the ignition kill switch to the ignition module is bad.

Install the plug with the ignition wire disconnected, prime and choke (if you have a choke) the engine. Pull the starter rope 8-10 times and remove the spark plug. If the bottom of the spark plug is wet with gas, you are getting fuel. If the spark plug is dry, you probably have a fuel line with a hole in it.

If you have more questions, reply on this thread and include the model of the blower. I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2011
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I am getting gas to the carb and the spark plug is wet. I tried to pour a little of the gas oil mix into the sparkplug hole as one person suggested and i got a little bit of a sputter, but it would not start. I didn't try the plug arc yet. I can't touch the engine with the plug : it's wncased in plsstic. Would any touch to a metal surface do?Now if it''s the coil or something inside where the sparkplug gets its spark, how do I take this thing apart? Model 358.794961. Remember I'm an amateur at this. Tim

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Tim -
May 03, 2011
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If the spark plug is getting wet with gas, the problem is probably in the spark. Run a wire from one of the screws that mount the carburetor to the base of the spark plug to test for spark. To access the ignition module go to [Parts Direct | www.partsdirect.com?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch] to follow these instructions. Remove items 35-48 on page 2 of the parts diagram. Remove the screws holding the engine housings (items 20&23) together and remove the housings. This will let you access item 13, the ignition module. The clearance between the flywheel and the ignition module is .010-.012. This is the thickness of a business card. Reply on this thread if you need more help. I am glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2011
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I tried to get to this site, but it would not come up. Said sorry site cannot be found

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Tim -
May 03, 2011
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Tim, I apologize, the address I sent is incorrect. The address for Sears Parts Direct is www.searspartsdirect.com.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 05, 2011
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How do I replace the fuel filter and two fuel lines for craftsman leaf blower model # 358797202

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Regina -
May 14, 2011
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I am sending you an image showing how the fuel lines are routed on your trimmer. Make a hook from a clean piece of wire and fish the small line and the fuel pick up out of the gas tank. Disconnect the fuel pickup and pull the fuel line out of the tank through the hole in the side. When you install the new fuel lines, leave about the same amount of slack in the small fuel line as the original had. The large fuel line goes into the fuel tank 1 1/2-2 inches. Cut the end of the new fuel lines at an angle to make them easier to push through the holes in the tank. Pull the fuel lines into the tank with a pair of needle nose pliers. You can see a parts diagram and order parts for your blower at www.searspartsdirect.com.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 16, 2011
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I have a Craftsman 25cc leaf blower that would not start ! Its on its 5th year of use at home. I was to the point of throwing it away and buying a new leaf blower, but kept working on it and finally found an easy to fix problem. I removed the cover to expose the engine - 3 screws. I found that the 2 screws that holds the engine head on was loose. I tightened them, as both were loose, and it fired up and runs better that it ever has. I also cleaned the carburetor with carb cleaner, it u want to, not hard to do !! Also the inside screw, on the head, is hard to get the screwdriver on so it took my small hand grinder and ground away a small hole, on the blower casing, so the screwdriver seats squarely on the screw. Hope this covers someones problem, as this is something to check before you buy fuel lines, filter, plug, etc.

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Randy -
July 29, 2015
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I have a craftsman leasf blower mod. 358.797202,It ran good now when I try to start it it pulls real hard if I take the plug out it pulls real easy and rotates

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It should pull harder with the spark plug in place, but it shouldn't be anything that you haven't felt before. Remove the muffler from the engine and then try pulling it with the spark plug in it to see if it's still hard to pull. If it is then there will have to be something internally with the engine going on. It would really need to be inspected by a technician at that point to determine what's going on.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
September 20, 2013
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Carb or Gasket kit

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When it comes to ordering parts for your tool or appliance Sears Parts Direct website is the place to visit. I have attached the link below so you can speak with a Sears associate to find out what is include with it. Have a nice day!

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Dezeray -
June 19, 2012
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I have spoken to three associates at parts direct and no one could help me, the last one directed me to this site

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Jim -
June 19, 2012
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