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I have a craftsmanchainsaw model#358.351820. The fuel line in the gas tank melted and broken, I have ordered a new line, how do I install it inside the tank?

Model # 358.351820 Craftsman 18in. Chain Saw, how do I install the fuel inside the gas tank?

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Fuel line replacement can be a messy and confusing project. I was able to locate two previous posts that has information that may help while you wait for the expert. One contains videos and the second has a diagram. I attached the links below. I hope this helps with a difficult job.
by Manage My Life
April 27th, 2012
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Clair Crossland
I don't know about the installation but the meltdown was likely caused by ethanol in your gas. Ask Craftsman for how to deal with this or it will keep happening. (Find ethanol free gas, distill the ethanol out or use an alternative fuel)
by Clair Crossland Earned 7 community points in Craftsman
April 27th, 2012
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the chainsaw. We do not have any written instructions for replacing the fuel line on chainsaws but I will try to help you. First, remove the air filter cover and the air filter. Then draw a diagram of how the fuel line is routed. I have also provided you with an image below showing the fuel line circuit. Then remove the all of the old fuel lines from the saw. When you are ready to reinstall the line cut one end so that it is tapered about an inch up. This will give you something to stick into the hole of the tank. Once in the hole reach into the tank with long forceps and grab the line and pull it through. Once you have it pulled in cut the pointed end off and install the filter. The line should be long enough so the fuel filter is on the bottom of the fuel tank. Then do the same for the return line. The only difference is the return line only has to be sticking in the tank about a half an inch.

I have found a few videos that I think might help you. Please click here to watch the first


. Then click


to watch the second video.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to 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


Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


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Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 58,303 community points in Craftsman
April 30th, 2012
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