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Old 06-10-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Craftsman Weedwacker Muffler Removal


Hi all. The muffler on my craftsman weedwacker is quite loose and making the weedwacker run quite loud. It's also leaking oil. I'm trying to remove the muffler in order to repair it, but can figure out how to get it off to save my life. Does anyone have any ideas? The model number is 358.795820. Thanks!
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Look in those 2 holes, are their screws in there?
Mine is of a similar design and that’s where the screws are.
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Thanks everyone, I figured it out. I looked in the holes originally, but what I saw didn't look like screws. I used my flashlight and saw they were star headed screws. Once I got them out, I realized I needed a lot more than a muffler!

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Did it blow something else out?
Craftsman isn’t what it used to be sadly. Dad worked for them for over 40 years. Craftsman lawn and garden put food on the table when I was a kid.
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Did it blow something else out?
Craftsman isn’t what it used to be sadly. Dad worked for them for over 40 years. Craftsman lawn and garden put food on the table when I was a kid.
The top two rear arms of the crankcase housing were broken. I just ordered a bunch of replacement parts from Sears parts direct.
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Personally, I wouldn't put much money or time into it. Try a Black and Decker 36V battery powered. Unless you have 40 acres you will like it.
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Personally, I wouldn't put much money or time into it. Try a Black and Decker 36V battery powered. Unless you have 40 acres you will like it.
All of the parts cost me $75 and I have a lot of attachments for mine. I'm not quite sold on the battery powered ones.
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But if you get a battery powered one, the wife will do the edging.
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But if you get a battery powered one, the wife will do the edging.
Who is this wife you speak of? And is that one for sale?
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She is the one that does it herself because she doesn't like the way I do it.
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My father in law has one of those battery powered things. It’s ok, not my cup of tea.
Just doesn’t seem like a successful grass cut without the scent of 2 stroke lingering in the air.
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Ok everyone. I got my new parts installed, but now the start/run switch doesn't latch. When it's on start and you squeeze the throttle, it should switch to the run position. It doesn't do that anymore. It just stays in the run position unless I push and hold it in the start position. Any ideas why? I didn't touch it during the whole repair process.
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