Model #917254643 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

THE MOWER WON'T MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARD. IT SMELL AS A CLUTCH WAS BURN UP. DO I NEED TO REPLACE A DRIVE BELT OR A CLUTCH PLATE? 917254643

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the starting issue you're having with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

It could be the drive belt has broken or come off the pulley. The burning smell could also be the belt from a seized pulley. Most problems with drive originate at the belt, either because it is slipping too much to provide the input the transaxle needs or because it failed or came off altogether. Check the belt and pulleys for polished or rough spots to indicate problem areas and check any idler pulley assemblies are free of debris and can move freely so that the belt tension is correct. Check any belt guides are in place properly or the belt might be jumping out of position.

If everything looks okay there, check the locating keys in your rear wheels. Those keys lock the wheel assemblies to the axle so if a key is missing or broken it can allow the axle to spin without turning the wheels.

Check your engagement linkages to your transaxle. It is possible something was knocked out of position with the shift mechanism and it is not engaging.

And finally, on some models the transaxle is sealed but on some models you can open the transaxle to be sure it has enough oil in it, though it is not likely to lose drive that abruptly unless some major leak as developed.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 12, 2015
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How to route a replacement belt on my craftsman tractor mower Model 917.254643 917254643 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more then happy to assist you. Looking at the information have a great video that will show you plenty of information. Hope this information has help you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can Click Here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Any further questions or concerns. You will have to post a new question because at this time I can not reply to any comments. Again, Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
June 25, 2014
Q:

Engine Number? 917254643 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thank you for contacting ManageMyLife.com regarding the location of the model number for the Tecumseh engine in your Craftsman lawn tractor. I know how important this information can be and I am happy to help you today.

There are a few different areas where the model number for the engine can be located. I provided you with a link to a video that will help. Please click here. I also included a diagram below. Key #3 is the engine decal and the model number should be located there. According to our system, the model number for the engine is 143.406152. I recommend comparing this model number to the one on the engine just to be sure.

I really hope this information helps you today. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Korinna S -
Sears Technician
October 09, 2013

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