Craftsman won't start...


Old 11-18-13, 08:27 AM
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Craftsman won't start...

I have a Craftsman 25cc/1.5 cu in 2 cycle 210mph/450CFM gasoline powered blower vac.
model no. 358.794764. New machine only used about 3 times. It will not start. I changed the spark plug, cleaned the air filter, put in new gas. It was running great, I shut it off and it wouldn't restart. What else do you suggest? Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-18-13, 10:41 AM
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Check for spark with the spark plug grounded. If you have spark, put the plug back in, prime the primer until it fills with gas, and close the choke, pull the trigger (if it will let you without popping the choked back off) and pull the cord over and over until you get some sign from the engine that it wants to run. Then turn the choke off and do the same. If it won't run, take it back.
Old 11-18-13, 01:09 PM
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You did have the proper amount of 2-cycle oil in your fuel mix didn't you, if not it is probably trash. Have a good one. Geo

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