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sears best / craftsman 32 cc blower. vac mulcher 358.798980 got a loose nut

I was out cleaning up leaves the other day when the blower decided to quit, after checking things out, I found the nut that tightens up the fan had come loose. I did the rope in the spark plug hole to tighten the nut ( three times to get the yard done). Why is it coming loose? and how can I keep it tight, its been good for 30 some years until now.

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    Re: sears best / craftsman 32 cc blower. vac mulcher 358.798980 got a loose nut 2019/11/21 07:03:30 (permalink)
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    Wear and tear. 30 yrs is a long time for a piece of hand held equipment. Replacement parts will be a problem.
     
    Since the nut is no longer available thru Poulan the only possible resolution is a lock washer, new nut of the proper size and threading and some blue Loctite. Don't use the red Loctite.
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