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Craftsman blower stalls when choke is disengaged

I have a Craftsman Blower (Model 358.794964) that stalls when I try to turn the choke off. It starts fine and will idle but as soon as I try to turn the choke off it dies. Also, I can't increase the throttle (can't get it past half throttle) without applying more choke. Any thoughts??

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You need to play with the timing adjustment, either on the spark plug, or the gap between the contact and the magneto.
That'll do it ;)
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The carburetor needs a simple adjustment. unfortunately, it requires a special tool. any good shop should have the tool, or it could be under warranty if it's less than 2 years old

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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    you can buy that tool for 8 dollats on amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Poulan-Wee... i know it says poulan weed eater but the screws are the same

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The high speed jet needs to be adjusted. turn it out untill it runs good

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