Model #917255981 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

tractor doesent engage the blades when the attachment clutch switch is activated 917255981 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help with your lawn mower. Upon researching model917255981; I am sorry to hear that your tractor is malfunctioning. I looked up your wiring diagram and have also attached it at the end of this reply. The seat switch energizes a relay which switches the ignition to open ( run ) or to closed ( off ) positions. A quick test would to be press and hold the clutch while the engine is running. Engage the PTO. If the engine stays running with the clutch pushed in, it is the clutch switch. If there is no difference, it is either the seat switch, or the relay. The seat sensor does not affect operation unless the blade is engaged.

If the clutch is not the issue, you can use a multimeter to test the seat switch. Place the test leads in the seat switch connector and press on the seat. The meter should show the switch in the closed position with weight on the seat. It can be difficult to get the leads in to test the seat, but it is possible. If you pull the seat switch out to test it, be sure to also verify it works while mounted in the seat. I have repaired several tractors when the switch is was not being correctly activated even when the seat was occupied, but worked if pulled out of the seat and pressed in by hand. If the switch is ok, I would test for voltage at the relay, contact 85 on the schematic. The mower does not need to be running, just the switch in the proper position and someone occupying the seat. If the voltage is not there it is an open wire between the relay, the seat switch or the ignition switch.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
May 25, 2015
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you say I have to be seated w the engine running press and hold the clutch and engage the pto, but I do it and nothing happens, no blade engagement, that is my problem, I cant get blade engagement while the motor is running. when I disengage the pto, and i get off the tractor after locking the clutch, when I engage the pto the motor starts to die until I disengage the pto. but the blades still do not engage.

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Joaquin -
May 25, 2015
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snow blower part number 917255981 Craftsman Tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

Unfortunately, we are unable to cross-reference the older Haban made 842 snow thrower attachments to the tractors. The age difference between them looks right, but I cannot guarantee usibility of the attachment. The snow thrower applicable to your model of tractor is part number 24837, which would also require a bracket kit part number of 24831. This would be the recommended attachment to use.

One other thing to consider with the older snow thrower attachment would be the availability of parts. Most of the parts of that model have been discontinued due to the age of it. If you needed a part for it in the future, you would have to fabricate something to make it work. 

For convenience, I have linked both the model specific snow thrower attachment as well as the bracket kit below for your model of tractor. 

Snow Thrower Attachment 24837

Garden Tractor Bracket Kit 24831

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

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
December 30, 2014
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raftsman Tractormodel #917255981 steering shaft 917255981 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your lawn tractor. Upon researching model 917255981; I did not find a substitute part. One thing to keep in mind is how many teeth are on the shaft and how many are on the steering sector gear. If you do try to modify the shaft then you might have to change the sector gear. Also you could run into issues with the wheels turning too far out or not enough. Being that the unit is 20 years old it might be better to get a new one. You could run in to a case where you need a different part and it’s not available due to age.

Thank you for choosing Sears. We appreciate your business. Have a great day.

 

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
October 27, 2014

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