Model #358794960 Craftsman blower, gas

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MODEL 358794960

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Thank you for your question on the installation of the new carburetor.

I would suggest that you reverse the two fuel lines on the primer bulb to see if that will get the fuel going in the right direction.

Please reference the image below.

Please let me know how that works.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 20, 2011
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Thank you for the update. Can you tell me what the model number is of the old carburetor? On the body of the carburetor there should be some numbers and that will tell me what the correct carburetor is. Also check to make sure you have the gasket between the carburetor and the intake on the right direction. There is a hole in the gasket that matches up with the intake and carburetor. The small line from the tank goes to the small inlet line on the carburetor and the larger line goes to the primer bulb. It may be possible that we have the wrong carburetor. The WT sounds like it is a Walbro style carburetor. Please let me know what you find. Sam A

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2011
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Thank you for the update. I am sorry if no one got back to you yet, I have been on vacation. You have replaced just about everything. I would suggest that you check the compression to make sure you have at least 90 to 110 psi. It may be that the rings are worn. Remove the spark plug and squirt a little 2 cycle oil on top on the piston and put the plug back in and try to start the unit. If it fires now then the compression may be the problem. Let me know what you find out. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 07, 2011
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I have a craftmans blower model # 358794960 , I am trying to open it up .Have all screws out and it wont seperate in half in order to work on it.Do you have dia

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Thank you for your question on the removal of the covers on the blower.

I am sorry but I cannot find a diagram to give you.

On some models you will need to remove the handle and on the bottom where the inlet door is there is a clip that you will need to remove. On other models there may be a hidden screw by the intake door.

Please let me know if that was of any help.

I only have the parts breakdown to look at.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
April 06, 2012
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Craftsman Leaf Blower #358794960: Unit will not start. I have cleaned the spark plug, and it has spark, it has fuel to the carb, gas goes into cylinder head,

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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the blower. If the blower will start with ether, I suspect the problem is with the carburetor. If the inlet is plugged the carburetor will not start. I recommend thoroughly cleaning the carburetor. I have found a video that shows how to clean the carburetor. Click here to watch the video.

It is common for oil to build up on the engine as the engine runs. The oil that is mixed in the fuel does not completely burn. Then the oil will build up in the muffler and could be blown around the engine. To be sure this is what is going on I recommend checking the screws that secure the cylinder to the engine block. If they are tight, I suspect it is coming from the muffler.

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

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 04, 2011

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