Question about Poulan Featherlite Gas Blower, with Low Emission Engine, 150 M
Is there a fix I can do at home for this problem?
The Sears model 358.797200 appears to the FL1500LE marketed under the Craftsman name. Go to the searspartsdirect.com site and enter the Sears model number. This blower may be prone to develop binding in the pull cord rewind spring compartment, which can be fixed by adding washers to increase the spacing. Open the rewind starter page on the sears site for an exploded view. I found that by placing 2 washers on each of the 5 screws (no. 7 on the diagram) which attach impeller housing (12) to the motor, I increased the spacing enough so the pull cord operated and retracted normally. The washers must go between the impeller housing and the motor. To complete the repair, you need to add a washer between the spacing flywheel (14) and the impeller(15) to keep the impeller from binding against the housing. The gasoline tank screws won't line up as well with the holes, but will fit. Install all 3 screws for the at first loosely, then tighten them down.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
I took off the bottom plastic casing .Then put on a long shaft socket (with ratchet).Turned clockwise until it stopped,gave it a sharp whack (the ratchet handle ) with a hammer and the rope snapped back in.Working fine since.
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
Yes there is but it would call for pulling the rear of the caseing out and then rewinding the unit for it to have the springback which sounds like it either slipped out or the wheel inside is stripped and broken but even then it should wind back up it just wouldnt turn it over when trying to start it.
I will see what I can do as far as finding more info for you on fixing this. I have done this with mine but its a bit harder to explain then it is to show so if I have to take mine apart and video tape it maybe that will help as well. let me know and I will get back to you as soon as possible if you are not comfortable with taking it apart without a guide of some sort.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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