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My craftsman leaf blower will not start and I replaced almost everything, What can I do?

I asked this question before . My leaf blower will not turn over. I cleaned the air filter, replaced the fuel filter and sparkplug and nothing. I talked to one of your experts and he said I could clean the carberator. I did better, I replaced the carberator with a new one. It still will not satrt. What next? Tim

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by Manage My Life
May 2nd, 2011
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You need to determine if the problem is no spark to the spark plug or no fuel from the carburetor.

I would remove the spark plug. Attach the wire to the plug and hold the spark plug with a pair of insulated pliers or a thick cloth or thick gloves so the base of the plug is touching a clean spot on the engine. Get someone to pull the starter rope and see if the plug arcs from the anode to the base. You need to do this in a darkened area. It is hard to see the arc in bright sunlight. If you have no arc, the ignition module, the engine kill switch, or the wire from the ignition kill switch to the ignition module is bad.

Install the plug with the ignition wire disconnected, prime and choke (if you have a choke) the engine. Pull the starter rope 8-10 times and remove the spark plug. If the bottom of the spark plug is wet with gas, you are getting fuel. If the spark plug is dry, you probably have a fuel line with a hole in it.

If you have more questions, reply on this thread and include the model of the blower. I will be glad to help.
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May 3rd, 2011
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I am getting gas to the carb and the spark plug is wet. I tried to pour a little of the gas oil mix into the sparkplug hole as one person suggested and i got a little bit of a sputter, but it would not start. I didn't try the plug arc yet. I can't touch the engine with the plug : it's wncased in plsstic. Would any touch to a metal surface do?Now if it''s the coil or something inside where the sparkplug gets its spark, how do I take this thing apart? Model 358.794961. Remember I'm an amateur at this. Tim
by Manage My Life
May 3rd, 2011
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If the spark plug is getting wet with gas, the problem is probably in the spark. Run a wire from one of the screws that mount the carburetor to the base of the spark plug to test for spark.

To access the ignition module go to [Parts Direct | partsdirect.com?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch] to follow these instructions. Remove items 35-48 on page 2 of the parts diagram.

Remove the screws holding the engine housings (items 20&23) together and remove the housings. This will let you access item 13, the ignition module.

The clearance between the flywheel and the ignition module is .010-.012. This is the thickness of a business card.

Reply on this thread if you need more help. I am glad to help.
by Manage My Life
May 3rd, 2011
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I tried to get to this site, but it would not come up. Said sorry site cannot be found
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May 3rd, 2011
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Tim, I apologize, the address I sent is incorrect. The address for Sears Parts Direct is searspartsdirect.com.
by Manage My Life
May 5th, 2011
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REGINA TASCA
How do I replace the fuel filter and two fuel lines for craftsman leaf blower model # 358797202
by REGINA TASCA
May 14th, 2011
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I am sending you an image showing how the fuel lines are routed on your trimmer.

Make a hook from a clean piece of wire and fish the small line and the fuel pick up out of the gas tank. Disconnect the fuel pickup and pull the fuel line out of the tank through the hole in the side.

When you install the new fuel lines, leave about the same amount of slack in the small fuel line as the original had. The large fuel line goes into the fuel tank 1 1/2-2 inches.

Cut the end of the new fuel lines at an angle to make them easier to push through the holes in the tank. Pull the fuel lines into the tank with a pair of needle nose pliers.

You can see a parts diagram and order parts for your blower at searspartsdirect.com.
by Manage My Life
May 16th, 2011
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