Model #917256530 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Mower won't start 28N707017301 Briggs&stratton Engine

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the tractor not starting. I know how frustrating that is.

The first things to check are to make sure the blade engagement lever is not engaged, and check the fuse to make sure it’s not blown. If those are okay, I would troubleshoot the electrical issue as described below:

Make a jumper wire from number 14 or 12 wire about 4 feet long. Strip 1/2 inch insulation from both ends.

Put the tractor in neutral, put the emergency brake on, disengage the deck, and turn the ignition key to on.

Touch one end of the jumper to the positive terminal of the battery. Touch the other end to the white wire on the starter solenoid. The starter should turn the engine over and the engine should start. If nothing happens the battery is probably dead. Have the battery tested.

If the engine starts, or turns over, go to the attachment clutch switch which is behind the dash on the bracket for the deck engagement lever. Remove the plug from the switch with the 2 white wires in it. Touch the jumper to each wire. One wire won't do anything, the other should make the engine turn over. If the engine doesn't turn over the white wire is broken between this plug and the starter solenoid.

If the engine turns over install the plug back on the switch and go to the clutch/brake switch underneath the tractor near the clutch/brake arm so that it activates the switch. Remove the white wire plug from this switch and touch each wire. One wire should do nothing, the other wire should make the engine turn over. If it doesn't the attachment clutch switch is bad, replace it.

If the engine does turn over, install the plug back on the switch and go to the ignition switch. Pull the connector from the back of the ignition switch and touch the jumper to the white wire in the connector. If the engine doesn't turn over the clutch/brake switch is bad. Replace it.

If the engine does turn over the ignition switch is bad. Replace it.

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

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
March 05, 2015
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Ihave a craftsman garden tractor

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The tractor is great for getting work done around the yard. I this information form the owners manual. The oil type (API-SF/SG): SAE 30 (above 32�F) and SAE 5W-30 (below 32�F). I have also attached a link to the owners manual below. I do hope that this will help you out.

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Marc -
August 17, 2012
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IS this imfo for the engine . I need to know what type and how mutch oil for the hydrol- gear trans axle for the craftsman garden tractor

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walt -
August 17, 2012
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This is from "09" How much transmission fluid does model 917.256530 need? Further info available via link.

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Anonymous -
August 17, 2012
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The transmission should take 20W50 motor oil. To check the level, remove the vent cap from the back left side (on top) and measure from the casing edge down to the oil. It should be between 1.25" and 1.5".

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
August 19, 2012
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Craftsman Tractor #917256530: Only 1/2 of this manual is available on MML, Searspartsdirect.com does not include the wiring


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