Model #917257561 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Craftsman Lawn Tractor #917257561 Lost Mower Deck "Pin Housing"

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If all that is keeping you from getting the Craftsman lawn mower going is a pin, let and expert help you find that part and get you going.  It may take two business days to get the correct answer, ususally sooner.  We appreciate your patience.

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Anna T -
April 22, 2013
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Its not the pin. Have that. Its the circular piece/housing that the pin inserts into.

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Lamont -
April 22, 2013
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Thank you for your question.   I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I looked at the images you submitted. The pin that is missing is part of the mower deck and cannot be ordered separately. Instead of ordering a new mower deck, I recommend checking for a clevis pin at your local hardware store. The image below shows what an adjustable clevis pin looks like. Click on the image to enlarge it. Take the suspension arm off the tractor to determine the size of pin you need. I recommend getting the adjustable pin that has multiple holes. Once you have the pin connect the deck to the tractor. After you have it connected, cut the pin to length so it does not bind on the frame. I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply with more details.    Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 23, 2013
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That's exactly what I need but didn't know what they were called. A clevis pin - who'd have "thunk" it :-) Thanks Mark.

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Lamont -
April 25, 2013
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Will Model# 24897 2 Bin Hard Bagger System work on an older 42" Model #917257561 lawn tractor?

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Thank you for supplying the model number to the Craftsman lawn tractor, which will help us determine which bagger will work with your tractor. The research may take two business days or sooner. Thanks for your patienece.

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Anna T -
October 02, 2012
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Thank you for your question on if the 917.24897 hard bin bagger will fit your tractor.

From the research I have done it looks like it should fit just fine.

My only concern is the opening of the chute on the deck with relation to the lower chute on the bagger.

But in looking at both images it looks like it will fit.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 04, 2012
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Thanks Sam A. I appreciate the response. Everything I could find when researching it was in a bad black and white gritty copy.

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Lamont -
October 04, 2012
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Craftsman Lawn Tractor #917257561 drive belt vibrating violently and coming off

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Tractors are great to have when its time to clean our yards. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I suggest you set service with a Sears technician. I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray -
September 10, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. Usually when the brake/clutch pedal jumps, it is because of the belt. Either the belt has chunks missing out of it or it has a very bad burnt area. First park the tractor on a hard level surface. Then remove the key and lower the mower deck. Next look at the drive belt for defects. Run your hand along the entire length of the belt. If you feel any imperfections, the belt should be replaced. The belt can be ordered from the following link.

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Lamont -
September 13, 2012
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Lamont,

If the pedal is still jumping after installing the new belt, I recommend checking all of the pulleys. First feel inside the pulleys for something jammed in the V portion. If they all seem fine, go ahead and turn the pulleys by hand to ensure they turn free. If you find any of them making noise or sticking, it should be replaced. This is true for all the pulleys except for the engine pulley. If they all seem fine, please reply below with a link to the video.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 16, 2012
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Mark thanks for the response. The problem actually ended up being the idler pulley. The original pulley that was on there was plastic and had literally worn to half of it's original diameter within the "V". What was happening is as the pulley turned, the belt was hitting a flat spot (on the pulley) which was causing the belt and the clutch/brake pedal to jump. Replaced it with a metal pulley and everything was golden. Thanks for all the assistance.

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Lamont -
September 19, 2012
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Lamont,

I am glad to hear you found the problem. If you have any other problems in the future, please keep us in mind.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 20, 2012
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