Model #917248960 CRAFTSMAN Grass Catcher

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looking for bolt for wheel on mower deck part #184219 917248960 Craftsman Grass catcher

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Thank you for being Sears’ valued member and for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about the bolt for the mower deck on your Craftsman Tractor model 917276220. I will be happy to help you with this. The part number you provided (184219) was the original part number. The manufacturer has substituted that part. The new part number is 193406. I have included the link below for you to order the part.

I hope this answers your question. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business. 
 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
December 24, 2014
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Bagger Chute

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Trying to install the wrong size attachment is not worth the time or energy. I completely understand wanting to get the correct chute. The expert will review your information and respond within two business days if not sooner.

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Barbara H. -
May 04, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. Usually the adapter kit is part of the tow behind vacuum. Originally, the unit shook have come with a plastic boot and templates. The boot is a plastic part that has an opening for the hose and you have to cut out the hole for the mower deck. That is where the templates come in. Once you have the hole for the deck cut, you use the supplied hardware to attach the boot to the mower. If you could please reply below with the model number of the tow behind vacuum, I will be happy to look up the adapter kit for your unit.

I hope to hear from you.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 06, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. Usually the adapter kit is part of the tow behind vacuum. Originally, the unit shook have come with a plastic boot and templates. The boot is a plastic part that has an opening for the hose and you have to cut out the hole for the mower deck. That is where the templates come in. Once you have the hole for the deck cut, you use the supplied hardware to attach the boot to the mower. If you could please reply below with the model number of the tow behind vacuum, I will be happy to look up the adapter kit for your unit.

I hope to hear from you.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 06, 2012
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The local Sears Outlet Store gave me Model numbers 917248960 and 917248961 as possible bagger numbers but could not confirm if either would fit my lawn tractor. They also provided a Bagger Chute Number 187300, $63.03, but again could not confirm if it would attach to my mower deck nor if it's discharge end would accept the 6" diameter flexible hose intake of the Lawn-Vac. The Sears Customer Service Representative I recently spoke with could not fink a Model Number and of course not a Part Number for the Bagger Chute that fits my Lawn Tractor's mower deck. He said managemylife would be able to find it for me, please make contact through www.managemylife.com. As you request, my Lawn-Vac is manufactured by Swisher Mower & Machine Co. Inc. and it's Model Number is LV87537 with Serial Number - L1 07-122007. I didn't order an adapter kit from Swisher because I didn't want to spend a lot of time and frustration on fashioning a permanent fit-up boot to my mower deck cancelling out the mulch and side-cast options that i desire to keep available. I guess you must be having a problem, like me, in finding a Part Number for a Bagger Chute that can be confirmed will fit my mower deck and accept connection of a 6" diameter flexible hose. Thirty years ago my father's Craftsman lawn mower with bagger attachment had a bagger chute that clipped onto the mower deck just like the mulch kit discharge cover did. It had a discharge end that a 6" flexible or rigid tube would readily fit onto. That Bagger Chute was MADE-TO-FIT that mower deck. It worked very well, no cut gaps reducing air/clippings flow efficiency. I think a made-to-fit Bagger Chute is out there with a part number waiting to be ordered to fit my new mower. Let's find it, please.

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Rudy -
May 07, 2012
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Rudy, I looked up the bagger for your tractor. The bagger for your model is 917.249170. The part number for the lower chute is 187300 and can be ordered from the following link. This chute is molded to fit your deck. I am not sure what the size the outlet is. If you are close to a store, you can swing in and measure the tubes on one of the floor models. If it will work for you it can be ordered here . You might want to order all the straps that secure it to the mower deck. Please let me know how this works. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2012
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Replacement parts for Craftsman 3 bin grass catcher model 917.248960

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I know that having the correct parts for the repair is vital. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I was able to do some research on the problem. I found that the chute are by themselves. They do not come with the hardware, it has to be ordered as well. The chute will not come assembled, you will have to do this. I hope this helps.

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aashe -
August 11, 2011
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The chutes do not come with all the hardware in place. The hardware pieces have to be ordered if they are needed. If you put some penetrating oil on the screws for those pieces and let is sit for about a day it will make it much easier to get the pieces out of there if you want to use them again.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2011
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