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Replace gas tubing on Craftsman string trimmer


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05-29-08, 10:47 AM   #1  
Replace gas tubing on Craftsman string trimmer

I have a Craftsman string trimmer model 316.798240. The plastic gas tube has cracked and needs to be replaced. From looking at the parts diagram on Sears web site and starting to disassemble the trimmer, it seems that I have to remove the clutch assembly to be able to remove the fuel tank. I am not able to pull of the clutch drum. Is this part threaded or just press on? Is there a trick to removing it?

Now, with all of those qustions, let me ask the silly and basic question. Am I taking the correct approach for removing the fuel tank?

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Brian.

 
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05-29-08, 05:04 PM   #2  
It is not normally necessary to dis-assemble the trimmer, you cut the new tubing at an angle feed it through the hole far enough to grasp with pliers and then pull it through, in some cases I feed some fishing line into the tank through the fuel line hole then fish it out, attach it to the tip of the new fuel line the pull the fuel line though enough to grasp with the pliers. Have a good one. Geo

 
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05-29-08, 07:09 PM   #3  
I used small speaker wire instead of fishing line, but only because it was readily available.
DON'T get the lines crossed up. Draw a small diagram to help you route the lines back correctly.
GEOGRUBB is correct on not needing to pull the tank off.
Even if you take it off, it's not like you can open it up to perform the work. Be patient & cut it on a 45 degree angle & place a small hole in the long point to tie the line or wire to so you can pull the line from inside the tank to the outside.
Take note of how long the line is in the tank for the filter side & the return side.

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05-29-08, 07:12 PM   #4  
Geo, interesting suggestion. Certainly sounds much easier. What should I expect as far as sealing the tubing to the tank?

 
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05-29-08, 07:16 PM   #5  
This ain't GEO but, No sealer needed, the line fits tight enough for it not to leak.

 
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06-02-08, 08:32 AM   #6  
Thanks for your help. Got the fuel lines replaced this weekend and all is happy.

 
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06-02-08, 08:37 AM   #7  
To hear that a suggestion from the froum helped someone fix something is what makes it all worth while. Have a good one. Geo

 
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