Model #358797203 CRAFTSMAN Blower, Gas

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Craftsman gas leaf blower model 358797203

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Replacing the pull start can be a difficult job on the Craftsman leaf blower. An expert will research and respond with answer to your specific problems with the leaf blower. If problem persists, I have added the link to service.

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Anna T -
December 12, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the recoil starter for the string trimmer.

During the repair did you wind the spring tight enough to give a good pull on the rope?

Does it grip the flywheel dogs when you pull and rope and are the flywheel dogs pivoting freely?

If that seems to be okay then I think there is a problem with the center support for the rope pulley and it is binding on the support.

You may have to replace the pulley.

Please let me know what you discover and we can continue to troubleshoot with that information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 12, 2012
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Sam, I think my issue is I'm not winding the spring tight enough and not sure how to do this. When I wind the spring counterclockwise, it retracts to the original position before I can attach the motor. When I wind the spring clockwise, I cannot create enough tension due to the lenght of rope on the pull starter. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Don -
December 18, 2012
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Thank you for the update on the starter spring winding. I think you may have damaged the spring by winding it backwards. Is it possible that you have to long of a rope or did you use the predetermined size for the blower starter recoil. What I usually do is attached the rope to the pulley and then use the rope right next to the pulley to wind the spring (clockwise to wind the spring) and when it gets tight I then pinch and hold the rope and the pulley and then feed the rope through the eyelet on the starter housing to the outside and then let the rope slowly flow back in and then cut off the excess that it does not draw in. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 19, 2012
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Sam, Your suggestion worked! I wound the spring and the pull starter recoils. Thank you Unfortunatly, in the disassembly, the fuel lines broke. Can you give me advice on replacing them? Do both lines insert to the bottom of the tank? Which line does the fuel pick-up assembly attach to (large or small)? Directions for the fuel lines say to measure against the old lines, my old lines crumbled into many pieces

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Don -
December 23, 2012
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Thank you for the update Don. The fuel line for the pickup with the fuel filter on the end in the tank is the small line. The return line is the larger one. If you use the part number 530069599 will give you the two fuel lines and a set of installation instructions. You should be able to get this locally or you can order by the link below. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 24, 2012
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Sears gas blower

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It can be very frustrating when the primer bulb to your gas blower begins to malfunction. I did some research and provided a link to a similar question and answer on our site. I hope this will give you a better idea on the next step to take until the Expert responds to your question in more detail within 24 to 48 hours.

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Julio -
November 05, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

The "flapper" Is the flat rubber part that sits over the holes on the primer side of the carburetor. If that part is installed correctly, I recommend looking at the diaphragm in the carburetor. If it is stiff, the diaphragm will not open the needle to allow fuel to flow. If this is the case, you need to install a rebuild kit or replace the carburetor.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2012
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Primer bulb on gas blower will not operate properly.

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The problem with the primer bulb not returning to it's position can be very frustrating. I did some research on your model number but was not able to find information on the problem with the primer bulb. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that everything works out on the blower.

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Marc -
November 04, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with blower. If the primer will not come back out something inside is not put together correctly. I find that most of the time the flapper plates are backwards. I recommend checking the flapper first. If it is ok, I recommend checking all the parts in the carburetor. I found a video that shows how to rebuild the carburetor. Click here to watch the video.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2012
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Mark, what is the flapper plate...where is it located? Thanks.

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vernon -
November 05, 2012
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Vernon,

I posted an image below that shows where the flapper is located. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Thank you for using Manage My Life! Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2012
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