Craftsman hole diggers help you easily drill holes for fence posts, trees, signs and deck supports. Your Craftsman hole digger is a rugged machine but parts can eventually wear out or break. When your Craftsman hole digger isn't working as it should, find the repair parts you need to fix the machine at Sears PartsDirect.
How to troubleshoot your Craftsman hole digger when it runs rough
If the fuel has been in the tank unused for months, it can pick up moisture and fail to ignite (that's why you should drain the fuel before storing for the winter or add fuel stabilizer to the tank). Replace the fuel with fresh gas if it's old and untreated with fuel stabilizer. You might also need to replace the fuel filter at the same time. Performing preventive maintenance including a hole digger tune-up will also help the engine run smoothly.
Check the fuel lines for cracks and replace them if necessary. If you still have problems after checking those issues, consider replacing or rebuilding the carburetor.
Replacing the spark plug on your Craftsman hole digger
Wear work gloves to protect your hands and work in a well-ventilated area.
Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug.
Using a spark plug wrench, unthread and remove the spark plug from the engine cylinder. Don't let debris fall into the cylinder while you have the spark plug removed.
Using a spark plug gap tool, set the spark plug gap according to the specification provided in your owner's manual for the hole digger.
Carefully thread the spark plug into the engine and tighten the spark plug firmly using the spark plug wrench.