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Died and will NOT start.

I was using my less than 1 year old Craftsman blower (Model No. 358.794760) one evening a few weeks ago and, with almost a full tank, it died. It had never died while "hot" before. I was 99% done so I quit working. Last week I got it back out and followed the proper ignition protocol...NOTHING. I bought a fresh gallon of gas and mixed it properly, changed the spark plug, cleaned the air filter...NOTHING. It seems to me like it's not getting any "fire". I can pull on the cord until blue in the face. Is there some type of electrical part that could be the culprit?

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  • johnl1304 Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine changed spark plug, put in gas, cleaned carborator, like the other person it seems not to be getting any spark to it.

  • Jim Giesen May 11, 2010

    Ok. Is there spark?

    Does it have compression?

    Did you have oil in the fuel mix? siezed engine.

    Was the spark plug coco coulor or gray?


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I experienced a similar problem with mine and I replace the little plastic tube that is immersed into the fuel. It had some stuff in it and preventing fuel from getting to the engine. It was only about 1.50 to replace.

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