Model #917257030 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

  • 14 Garden Tractor/chassis, Fender & Dashboard
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  • 14 Garden Tractor/engine Mount, Hood & Grill
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  • 14 Garden Tractor/steering And Front Axle
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  • 14 Garden Tractor/clutch-brake
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Q:

can't get the tire with rim off my garden tractor

A:

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Jackie S -
November 11, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you with removing the rear tire. I suspect the axle and rim are rusted together. The best way I have found to remove a rim that is rusted is to spray a product called PB blaster into the keyway of the axle. PB Blaster is a penetrating oil that can be purchased at most auto parts stores. Once you spray it into the keyway let it sit for a few hours and soak it down again. After you let it sit a while, tap the backside of the rim with a block of wood and a hammer. Then turn the wheel and tap some more. Just be careful because if you hit it too hard it will drive the axle out of the transaxle. If the PB Blaster does not work, you need to heat the rim around the axle to loosen it up.

Another option is to repair the tire on the tractor. We sell tire plugs and tire slime that you can use. These products do not require you to remove the tire.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 13, 2011
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I just had a 1978 GT-14 gave to me 917.257030. The engine started easy as it had been sitting for 4 years. I pumpted up the front tires. The rear tires seems to be up but I am 76 and cann't get down very good but it seems to me they may be solid tires. Is that possible in a 1978? Tank you Bob

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Robert S Martin -
January 18, 2012
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I have looked up the model number you have submitted. This tractor has regular tires. The previous owner might have put tire sealant in the rear tires. The newer tire sealant does do a good job sealing holes in the tire. If the front tires continue to go flat, you might consider putting the sealant in those. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 19, 2012
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This is a new tractor from Sears and I am trying to put a spare set of agressive tires on the new rims. There is no problem putting the tires on the rim it is putting the rim on the axle. The rim comes off with no problem. The problem is the axle has a square keyway and the rim that is on the tractor has a key way so that both the rim and the axle shaft are locked together. The new rim does not have the key slot. Sears does not show any keyway solution for this tractor. I need the right rim number so I can order it and return the incorrect rims which are part number 106108X613.

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Lee -
May 04, 2012
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Lee, I am sorry you are having a problem getting the correct rims. If you could reply below with the model of the tractor, I will be happy to look up the rims for you. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 04, 2012
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My lawn tractor was purchased in Mar 2011 and is model 917.288580 and the rims that are on the tractor use a key way lock to lock the rim and the axle together. The only part shown on the web parts list and in my repair parts manual is 106108X613 and it is the wrong rim or the bearing insert in the rim is wrong.

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Lee -
May 04, 2012
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Lee, I looked up the part number for the rear rim and it is 106108X613. I am not sure, if the wrong rim was pulled at the warehouse or if the machining was not completed. The rim should have a keyway cut into it. You also mentioned something about a bearing. The rear wheels should not have bearings inserted in them. I recommend contacting the parts department for an exchange. Please let me know how this works out. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 05, 2012
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Mothere maiden name

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Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on Craftsman Garden Tractors. I found this link that makes me think they are solid rubber. I have attached the link below. Your expert will tell you for certain, shortly.

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James -
January 18, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I have looked up the model number you have submitted. This tractor has regular tires. The previous owner might have put tire sealant in the rear tires. The newer tire sealant does do a good job sealing holes in the tire. Some of the tractors have the valve on the inside of wheel. If the front tires continue to go flat, you might consider putting the sealant in those. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 19, 2012
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