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2017/06/03 19:09:09 (permalink)
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I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550.

Spark was almost non-exsistant. I replaced the coil and spark plug. Still wouldn't start. Pulled the plug and could smell no gas at all. Put a new carburator on it. It's got spark and is getting gas but still won't start. Does the coil have to have a wire connected to it? The old one didn't . It doesn't have a kill switch. Or could it be a compression problem?

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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/06/04 16:16:39 (permalink)
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    No, the coil doesn't have to have a wire on the terminal.
    If you have spark and fuel to the cylinder then next would be compression. If it has a spark arrestor then make sure it is clean. I like to check muffler, sometimes dirt dooblers (wasp) build nest in there clogging it up.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/06/04 17:58:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks Mike. Actually the muffler is off and that doesn't make a difference. I can hear it sucking air in the cylinder. From what I've read that is a sign of low compression.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/06/04 19:39:44 (permalink)
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    Since you already have the muffler off, check for scoring on the piston and cylinder.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/06/05 12:17:09 (permalink)
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    I did.Piston doesn't look bad at all, but there is no movement with the piston ring . It's seized. I have parts ordered. Thanks,again!
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/08 21:38:12 (permalink)
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    Update on Model 358.797550 Craftsman Blower. I'm at my wits end. Put new rings on and still wouldn't start. So i fiqured the scoring on the cylinder wall and piston were too much. So i ordered a new cylinder and piston. It still won't start. I.ve put a new spark plug,coil, carburator,cylinder,piston and ring in this thing and it still won't start. There's literally not much left except the flywheel and it has spark. Help!
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/09 20:14:08 (permalink)
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    So,here's another update. If I remove the carburator(keep in mind it's new) the blower will fire up and use up the gas in the cylinder. Put the carb back on,nothing. I'm thinking I bought a defective carb. Any thoughts?
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/09 22:28:55 (permalink)
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    If you add a little fuel into carb throat, will it start?
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/09 23:23:48 (permalink)
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    Yep
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/09 23:57:18 (permalink)
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    So is fuel making it from fuel tank to the carb?
    Have you tried adjusting L screw on carb to see if it makes a difference.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/10 06:31:33 (permalink)
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    Fuel is actually going through the carb into the cylinder,thats why it fires with the carb off. Almost appears to be getting too much fuel and flooding without any effort. I dont see any adjustment screws on the carb.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/10 10:35:02 (permalink)
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    Okay, the manual showed L&H adjustment screws on carb. New one must be fixed jet.
    If you take off air filter temporarily will it start?
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/10 18:52:40 (permalink)
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    No. The air filter is off.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/10 19:36:22 (permalink)
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    You know what,there are 2 things on the side that look like screws. Weird though. Round stems with a v cut on the side. No screwdriver slot. 
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/14 21:44:32 (permalink)
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    Anymore ideas. I'm thinking just to try another carb. Not sure!
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/16 13:40:39 (permalink)
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    Wayne62
    You know what,there are 2 things on the side that look like screws. Weird though. Round stems with a v cut on the side. No screwdriver slot.



    Those EPA Pacman screws; they are adjustable. With it flooding it is the metering lever is set too high or if the replacement is Ruixing carburetor it maybe over choking.
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/16 20:27:17 (permalink)
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    AVB how can you adjust them? is there a special tool?
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/16 20:58:35 (permalink)
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    Base adjust is 1-1/2 from lightly seated.

    https://www.walmart.com/i...&wl13=&veh=sem
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/21 17:50:57 (permalink)
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    O.K. I got the blower running after I got the pacman tool. Can't seem to find the perfect adjustment to get it to run at full throttle. Adjustment of H & l screws. Any ideas what I could try?
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    Re: I have a Craftsman Blower Model # 358.797550. 2017/07/29 12:06:46 (permalink)
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    Full throttle would be on the H side.
    Balancing of idle/la, L & H can be a pain in the rear sometimes. At least it's not fixed jet, idle is all you can do on those.
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