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 ?
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.
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
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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 blowerIf 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.
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.
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
There are rebuild kits for this carb but none sold by Sears This is a Walbro WT-875-A carb. Walbro makes both a rebuild and gasket/diaphragm kit. Stens combines those 2 kits into a $9 aftermarket kit. Stens 615-463 http://www.amazon.com/Stens-615-463-Carburetor-Replaces-K20-WAT/dp/B001OK8JN0
Update: I took my blower to a local repair shop this afternoon in search of fuel line. He asked why I thought it needed new fuel line. I told him what was going on. He said it didn't need new fuel lines and immediately reached for the carb adjustment tool. Backed the low mixture screw up until it was idling smoothly. Runs great now with a smooth idle. Here's what I'd checked: Carb bolts - tight Cylinder head bolts - tight Air filter - clean Fuel filter - changed before this season Spark plug - new plug installed (properly gapped) at the beginning of the season Fuel - I fill my 2-cycle OPE gas cans with 1/4 gal of 89 oct fuel with 1/2 OZ SeaFoam. This ensures I always have fresh fuel. I use Lucas semi-synthetic 2-cycle oil. For anyone who stumbles upon this thread and is experiencing a similar issue, check the items above. If all checks out you may need your carb mixture screws adjusted.
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