Another Joe success story :)

Old 04-01-03, 09:11 AM
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Thumbs up Another Joe success story :)

Was out for a walk the other night and noticed this yard blower winking out at me after being tossed.

It must have had "SAVE ME!" written on it, because I grabbed it and took it home.

I plugged it in and to my suprise, it worked, but only on one speed.

The next day, I took it apart and found that the ball bearing on the speed switch which clicks at each speed was jammed. I simply removed the ball bearing. Aside from the "clicks" missing at each speed, I now have one working #257.796351 Sears/Craftsman yard blower. (well my grandfather does--- I gave it to him ).

Total cost: $0 and a hour's worth of time.

The satisfaction of fixing it yourself and giving something a second life---Priceless .
Old 04-07-03, 03:48 AM
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Success part 2!

Thanks to what I've learned in this forum, I got my sister's 1999 6.0 Toro Mulcher mower going again by cleaning out the carburetor and line! It wouldn't stay running worth a wooden nickel!

As an aside, we are going to get 8" of snow out here in NYC (yes, in April), so my 1965 "Murray" (Sears) will really get a workout! LOL.

Mike, I'll keep you posted!

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