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I have a Craftsman gas/vac Model No: 358.797290. This unit has been bullet proof until now. It will not start has spark replaced the gasket kit and blew out the carb.....i am getting no gas to the piston....any suggestions....thanks

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SOURCE: craftsman blower won't start( 24cc 2-cycle)

You may need to do two more additional things.

First, check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks.

If they are o.k.,then you will need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner. Make sure the small screen in the carb. is free of debris. Usea Den Tek Brush, (, to clean the small portals in carb. Reassemble and start.

(NOTE: If the cleaning doesn't work, then buy a carb. kit abd replace all appropriate parts.)

If you need further assistance, just let me know.


Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 32 cc blower not starting

your problem is inside the carburator.there is a small screen inside that needs to be cleaned out.take the single screw from one side of carb.there is a small screen in side.carefully take an air hose and blow it not blow to hard or the screen will blow out.once it's clean the unit will start right up.hope this helped,let me know.................................

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Craftsman Blower/Vac model 358.794770

Most likely low compression caused by stuck piston rings or a scored piston and cylinder. This unit was made by Poulan and they have had an epidemic of this problem. The solution is to tear the unit down and put in new piston rings. Before you install the new rings you need to get a sheet of glass and some 600 grit wet dry sand paper. Sand each ring down about .002 to .003 and reinstall. This should solve your problem as long as you have good fire and the piston and cylinder is not scored.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 25cc Craftsman Blower/Vac


if you have compression and spark(a blue one) try priming the engine,put some gas in the sparkplug hole and start the engine.if it fires only the gas you putted inside there is a delivery problem to find and fix(carburator and hoses.


Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: need manual for craftsman blower/vac model 358

if you googel searsparts open that link then put in your model number and look for the link that says need a manual for this clik on it and you can get it hope this helps you

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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