Model #917250480 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

  • Decals
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  • Wheel And Tire
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  • Electrical
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  • Chassis And Enclosures
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  • Ground Drive
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  • Steering Assembly
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  • Engine
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  • Seat Assembly
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  • Lift Assembly
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  • Mower Deck
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  • Transaxle
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  • Breather And Vent
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  • Crankcase
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  • Carburetor
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  • Crankshaft
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  • Dipstick
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  • Cylinder Head
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  • Electric Starter
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  • Exhaust
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  • Governor
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  • Fuel Pump
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  • Ignition
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  • Flywheel
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  • Oil Pan
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  • Oil Filter
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  • Piston And Rod
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  • Oil Switch
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  • Camshaft And Valves
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  • Oil Pump
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Q:

How to test votage regulator/rectifier tractor model #917.250480

A:

I know how important it is to have as much useful information about your tractor as possible. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have done some research and have located and provided below a link that you may find helpful towards your question. Hope this information is helpful!

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Priscilla V -
August 22, 2012
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There will most likely be 3 wires on the regulator. 2 will match (usually yellow or black) and one will be red (usually). The 2 wires that match will go up under the flywheel and will deliver AC voltage to the regulator. At full throttle, those 2 matching wires should have between 28 and 35 volts AC. If that voltage is present then the single wire (red) should have about 13 volts DC on it. If there is AC voltage but no (or low) DC voltage then the regulator is bad. If the AC voltage is not there or it's low then the alternator is bad.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
August 22, 2012
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Can a PTO Switch on mt Craftsman tractor model 917.250480 cause the engine to stall?

A:

The best I can tell you tractor is a 1995 model. I have looked at the wiring diagram for your tractor. To be positive the problem is electrical issues remove the mower deck belt. If the tractor does the same we a guaranteed the problem is electrical. I have provided you with the wiring diagram I have colored. If the blue wire connects to the black wire it will kill the engine. The only thing I see causing the problem is the seat switch or the seat switch connector. The connector has an internal wire that will cause the engine to die if not connected. If you have a volt ohmmeter, the seat switch should read open when you are sitting on the seat. The yellow is the position of the contacts with someone on the seat.

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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
February 25, 2010
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What would cause my engine to die when the pto is engaged on my craftsman tractor model 917.250480?

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If the engine is shutting off when the brake pedal is released or the pto is engaged most likely the seat switch has failed. The seat switch connector has a shunt built into it. If the connector is not firmly plugged on the seat switch, it grounds out and when the clutch is released or the deck is engaged, the engine will die. Look closely at the connector and you will see a plunger that is pushed in when it is plugged on the seat switch. If the connector is on the seat switch securely, either the seat switch or the connector might be shorted internally. You need a meter to test this. The seat switch should read open when pushed. I hope this is helpful.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link to buy the parts needed from our parts web site Sears Parts Direct .

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Mark T Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
February 19, 2010

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