Craftsman model #358.797342 - It ran ok approx 1 week ago and then it ran out of fuel, 40:1 ratio. After refueling it will only run for about 5 to 10 seconds and then stops. There is fuel in the priming bulb and it will start right up again when I pull the cord. I removed the air filter and no change at all.
I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your leaf blower and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your leaf blower troubles while you wait for your expert response.
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry you are having a problem with the blower. If the blower is only running for a few seconds, I recommend removing the muffler. Then start the engine with the muffler off. Make sure to wear ear plugs because it will be loud. If the blower seems to run fine, I recommend replacing the muffler. The reason it the muffler is plugged and choking the engine.
If the engine does the same thing with the muffler removed. I suspect the carburetor is dirty. I recommend cleaning or replacing the carburetor. I found a video that shows how to clean the carburetor. Click here to watch the video.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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