Model #358796160 CRAFTSMAN Line Trimmers/Weedwackers, Gas

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Q:

how do I remove the head from craftsman model 358796160 line trimmer

A:

I am assuming you mean the cutting head and not the engine head. If this information does not help, send another email and be specific about what information you need.

The cutter head screws on to the gearbox on the shaft of the trimmer. On the side of the shaft of the gearbox is a hole. In the housing of the gearbox around the shaft is a corresponding hole. Line the 2 holes up and insert a small screwdriver locking the holes so the shaft of the gearbox can't turn.

Unscrew the cutter head by turning it clockwise. The threads are left hand thread.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2010
Q:

st received the paert you sent for this model weed eater(358796160 ) and it does not see interchamgeable.Is there an instruction manuel on how to change the par

A:

Thank you for your question on the installation of the upper and lower drive shafts.

I am sorry but I do not have any instruction manual on how to replace the upper and lower booms on the trimmer.

You may need to explain to me what part you are having a problem with.

The upper drive shaft has a set screw that you will loosen the clamp on the upper housing. You will also need to remove the screws in the throttle handle and on/off switch and reattach to the new upper tube.

The lower also has a screw that holds the lower shaft onto the lower gear box. If you remove that screw you should be able to pull the old lower tube of the gear head and then install the new and replace the cable into the lower tube and the screw with the screw to the gear head.

I hope this will help and please let me know if you were able to get the trimmer repaired.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
September 14, 2012
Q:

I am replacing the starter pulley in my weed wacker 358796160. Is this the correct part number 791499?

A:

Part number 791499 is the correct part number for the starter pulley and spring. I believe it still comes with a new retainer and spacer between the pulley and the flywheel. This should be all the parts you need.

The spring only goes into the pulley one way. Be sure the tang on the spring is engaged with the keeper inside the pulley. This is what causes the spring to load with tension as you pull the rope and return the rope to the pulley when you release the handle.

We don't have a diagram with directions for installing the pulley and rope. We don't have a repair manual for the trimmers. Something might be available aftermarket on the web.

Install the spring in the pulley and mount the pulley on the engine shaft. Rotate the pulley to wind the rope on it and load some tension in the spring. Run the rope through the opening in the blower cover and when the rope is about 1 inch below the top edge of the pulley cut the rope if necessary and attach the handle to the rope. This needs to keep the tension in the spring in order for the rope to return to the pulley.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2009

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