take apart craftsman leaf blower - HobbyTalk
  
HobbyTalk Forum for Diecast Collectors, Modelers, Slot Cars, & Radio Control
Home Forums Photo Album RC TrackFinder Catalog Donation/HobbyTalk Supporter

Welcome to the HobbyTalk forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us. Forgotten your password? Click here!

NOTE: Once you register and are logged in this welcome section will no longer be visible.

Go Back   HobbyTalk > Small Engine Repair > Small Engine Repair General Discussion
Register Classifieds Help/TOS Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-19-2012, 06:54 PM
wa5ngp wa5ngp is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 44
take apart craftsman leaf blower

I need to take apart my craftsman 24cc leaf blower to replace the fuel line.

I've removed all the torx screws (I think) but it seems that somehow the handle itself is holding the 2 halves of the case together. I tried prying a bit but I was afraid I'd break something. There must be some trick that releases the handle from the 2 halves? Ideas on how to proceed?

tks Don
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2012, 06:59 PM
30yearTech's Avatar
30yearTech 30yearTech is offline
HobbyTalk Supporter

My Photos
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 5,626
You need to post the model number off your blower so everyone will know which blower you have. Craftsman has sold blowers from several manufacturers. It's likely a Poulan/Weedeater unit, but even then there are dozens of different models within the line.
__________________
Ya gotta know how it WORKS, before you can figure out why it WONT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2012, 07:33 PM
wa5ngp wa5ngp is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 44
Just found the model # in a different location. its 358-797931


I could take a photo if that is useful.

tks
Don

Last edited by wa5ngp; 01-19-2012 at 07:45 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2012, 08:25 PM
duffer72 duffer72 is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charlotte metro are
Posts: 192
you don't need to split the housing, look at attached, just need to remove starter and muffler cover and should have plenty of access to what you need to do.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...Mod=358794740#
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-19-2012, 10:13 PM
geogrubb geogrubb is offline
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,563
The simple solution is to cut a hole in the case where the fuel lines enter the tank then all that is necessary is to remove the carb and feed the fuel lines through the housing, I have done several. Taking the case apart isn't worth the hassle. Have a good one. Geo
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-20-2012, 08:29 AM
wa5ngp wa5ngp is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 44
I should have checked here first before launching into it. I have removed the carb, probably needed to anyway, the bulb was cracked. Then I saw these rotten hoses disappear into a hole and it wasn't obvious how to get at the tank. Not sure where to make a hole, but I'll shine a bright light into that hole and maybe it will be apparent. I have a dremel tool, I assume that will do it. The fuel filter actually fell off inside the tank. Looks like gasohol may have gotten to them.

This is an old leaf blower given to me. I can't resist working on it after having gotten all my chain saws and wead eaters tuned up. It still bugs me that I can't get the case apart after removing all those screws. Its something in that handle.

tks
Don
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-20-2012, 09:37 AM
usmcgrunt usmcgrunt is online now
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,034
Before you go through all the work and frustration of repairing the fuel lines,you should do a compression test to make sure the engine is good enough to continue.Although some will run with lower compression,90 to 100 psi is about the minimum to run well.You could also pull the muffler and have a look at the piston.If it looks badly scored,a new cylinder and piston costs around $50 and not worth replacing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
geogrubb geogrubb is offline
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,563
I agree with usmcgrunt, if you can't get compression don't invest any money in it. If it has compression and you cut a hole in the case, drop some fish line down the fuel line holes, fish them out, tie it on to the new fuel line, which you have cut at a slim taper, pull the line back through the hole slightly, grab the exposed tip with some needle nose, wa-la. Have a good one. Geo
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-21-2012, 09:17 AM
wa5ngp wa5ngp is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 44
figured it out

With hints from you guys to remove the muffler I found that there were 2 more screws that were blocked by the muffler that were holding it together. Since that's all it took I went ahead and removed them and then cleaned out the inside of the case.

I cut out a hole as suggested.

I knew the bulb was cracked but unfortunately it is an odd very small one on a Walbro 228 carb. I will start a new thread on that subject.

I'll check the compression. At the very beginning I squirted a bit of fuel into the throat and it fired up for a while so that's why I thought it worth fooling with.

Don
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Featured Sponsor
You Can Sponsor
A HobbyTalk Forum


HobbyTalk® Sponsors
Diecast
CScollectibles
Collectables Corner
DieCast Alley
Global Diecast Direct
Milezone
Mini-Motors Inc
Scoomer
The Toy Peddler
Toy Car Aution
Models
MegaHobby
Modeler’s Brand
ParaGrafix Modeling Systems
Radio Control
BeachRC.com
B-Fast RC
Dirt Cheap RC
Discount RC Tires
Irrgang Racing Service
Lefthander RC
MaxAmps.com
RCTV Live
SMC Racing
Speedzone
Thunder Racing
Tekin
Trend Times
TQ Racing
Windtunnel Racing
Slot Cars
AFX Racing
Scoomer
Slot Magazine
Sponsored Events

Become a
HobbyTalk® Supporter

Advertise on HobbyTalk®



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 PM.
HobbyTalk® is a Registered Trademark of HobbyTalk Ltd.
All other logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 HobbyTalk Ltd. No use without permission.