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I have a leaf blower 358794743 craftsman and i is not running properly anymore , does not run without choke and shuts off.

I see a gas tube when i look into the gastank who is not under the gas level so it is not getting gas .
Can you send me a manual so that i can see how the gaslines are suppose to be hooked up ?
How do you clean the carburator ?

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Good morning... I can fully understand your concern regarding this issue.
I did locate a link that will discuss this situation in greater detail.

Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business
days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction.
I hope this link will help guide you as to what might be wrong with your leaf blower and have a nice day.
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February 19th, 2013
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It only runs on half choke , does not get enough fuel and you have to play the gashandle to keep it running.
There is nothing to adjust so i thought maybe a new kit for the carburator and do a good cleaning ?!
worked my whole yought with two stroke but this listen very tight these machines .
Is there a rebuild kit and what do you think it can be ?

Thank, , gr Mark
by Manage My Life
February 19th, 2013
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Thank you for your question.

 



I am sorry you are having a problem with the blower. If the fuel mixture in the blower is older than 5 weeks old, it should be drained. Then refill with fresh fuel mix. If this does not help I suspect there is a problem with the fuel system. 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 blower can be ordered from the following link. 

 

Parts for Craftsman blower

 

 

If this does not cure the problem I recommend removing the muffler. Then check the operation. If the engine runs fine, you need to clean the screen in the muffler.

 

 

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.

 
by Mark T Earned 1,840 community points in Kenmore PRO Appliances
February 20th, 2013
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Hello , the leafblower is running only on half choke he does not get enough fuel and there is nothing to adjust . cleanded the carb and the tiny filter was dirty .
Need a rebuild kit with diagram and gaskets it probably listens narrow these carburators .
Carburators can not go bad easely themselves and do not wair out and he looks oke .
Is there a rebuild kit to update the inside completely ? Not the gasket kit shown in the link above .
Or do i miss out on something ?
Also i replaced the fuellines .
strange that after some bad fuel i can not get him running well anymore .

Thanks , gr Mark.
by Manage My Life
February 22nd, 2013
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Valued Customer,
I am sorry you could not get the blower running right again. I searched the part list for carburetor rebuild kits. The manufacturer does not offer a rebuild kit for these carburetors. I suspect the reason is cost. The complete carburetor cost $25.00 and most kits cost $15.00. For 10 dollars more, you have a new carburetor that is factory set. If you would like to order the carburetor for the blower, you can do so from the following link.

Carburetor part number 545081855 for Craftsman blower model 358794743


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


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark
by Mark T Earned 1,840 community points in Kenmore PRO Appliances
February 24th, 2013
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