Model #358791042 Craftsman line trimmers/weedwackers, gas

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Q:

358791042 Weedwacker does not keep running 358791042 Craftsman Trimmer

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Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with the Craftsman trimmer model 358791042.  If the engine still does not run well after replacing the fuel lines, I recommend trying to adjust the carburetor first. The jets are likely slightly plugged. When this happens, the engine does not get the fuel needed to stay running. I found a video that shows how to adjust the carburetor. If the trimmer does the same thing, I recommend replacing the carburetor.     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.  Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 31, 2013
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Randall, I am sorry the link did not post. Please paste the following address in your browser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wcmc83y7I4 I hope this works better for you. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 05, 2013
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my weed eater model # 358791042 will not start.... has new gas and primes well how to repair ?

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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the trimmer. If you have been trying to start the trimmer for some time I recommend removing the spark plug. If the end of the spark plug is not wet, the trimmer has a fuel problem. 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. 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 trimmer can be ordered from the following link. Parts for Craftsman trimmer

If the spark plug is wet I recommend checking the engine for spark at the spark plug. If you do have spark, check the compression. You should have at least 110 psi. If you do not have this reading, the engine has an internal problem.

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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 24, 2012
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gasoline weedwacker

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The engine may not be getting enough air. You indicated that the filters are fine. If you did not try cleaning the air filter and allowing it to dry completely, I recommend that you try that procedure and see if the weedwacker will run properly. This procedure is shown on page 15 of your owner's manual. Here is a link for your owner's manual in case you need it: Owner's Manual .

Make sure that the spark arresting screen is clear.

If these tips don't help, then the carburetor will likely need to be cleaned and/or adjusted by a technician. Here is a link for the Sears Service website that has drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2010

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