Model #917254780 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Electrical 917254780 Craftsman Lawn, tractor

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 13, 2014
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I am having problems with my Craftsman Mod. 917254780 riding lawn mower 917254780 Craftsman Lawn, tractor

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Look on the left side of the engine near the back left corner. There is usually a little plastic type block there that will have another wire connected to it. The wire you found will connect to a terminal on the little block and that joins the wires to kill the tractor when you turn the key off.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 01, 2013
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Wade, I took a quick look after getting your message tonight. When you speak of the left side , are you talking about from the seat side or from the front of the mower. Assuming that your talking left from the seat , without taking the top engine cover off . I didn't see anything that looks like a block. . Can you tell me would the block I'm looking for be under the top engine cover. If not can you please give me a more detailed description of where it might be located. I do appreciate any help you can be. I do know this loose wire seems to control the key and the keeps the mower clutch from moving. Thank you,

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kevin -
October 01, 2013
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Take a look at my photo below. What you're looking for should look something like this. It could really be anywhere on the engine, but more often than not, it's kind of on the back left. And yes, by left, I do mean as you sit on the tractor to drive it.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 02, 2013
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Wade, Unfortunately the picture didn't come through.

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kevin -
October 03, 2013
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cut/paste: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/363065

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 04, 2013
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Wade, You were right, with help from the picture, I found the connection. Now I have a new problem. Now when I have mower running, when I go to kick in the mower deck it kills the engine. Can you help me there.

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kevin -
October 09, 2013
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Check the seat switch on your tractor to make sure the terminals are not corroded and that the switch is plugged in securely. If you can drive the mower okay then the seat switch is not going to be the problem.

If the seat switch is not the problem, when you engage the blades and the engine starts to die, choke it really fast and see if you're able to keep the engine running. If so then there may be an issue with the carburetor.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 10, 2013
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thanks for getting back. I have had a hard time getting a chance to look at it. I did bypass the seat switch so I know it's not that. I will check on the carburetor. I think the battery might be the problem. The light on the mower says the battery is discharging , even after charging the battery overnight. And the ground post is hot to touch on the battery I thought I would pick up a new battery on Saturday. What do you think.

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kevin -
October 10, 2013
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I didn't notice the electric PTO at first. Your engine is not charging the battery. When you engage the PTO, it is probably sucking down the power pretty fast and killing the engine.

We need to back up just a little bit because I didn't realize the electric PTO on this when we first starting talking about this problem. If you have a manual, go to page 29 and check over the schematic to make sure we have the wiring right. If not, then we may be making things worse at this point. If you do not have a manual, you click the "manuals" tab at the top of this page for the download and then check out the schematic.

I'm sorry about this. I didn't enlarge the drawing when I looked at this and the drawing makes it looks like a stack pulley rather than a pulley and an electric PTO.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 11, 2013
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This is wife . Looking at your last email , I can just see him looking a me and saying , what. and not understanding. Can you please explain this in a simpler fashion. I tried to bring up diagrams with original problem , but didn't understand it. Maybe I was in wrong place. Please help

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kevin -
October 12, 2013
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craftsman lawn tractor 917254780 is leaking gas into air filter seriously

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Anna T -
May 08, 2013
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I would just replace the needle and seat. Typically the cost is pretty cheap (as these things go) and it's just a safer bet. I will say that your carburetor may not have a replaceable seat so it may just be the needle you end up replacing. Do make sure to clean the seat area with some carb/choke cleaner to make sure there are no old fuel deposits build up there causing the problem.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
May 10, 2013
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