Model #917270411 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Deflector Shield Correct for model year? 917270411 Craftsman Tractor

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Hello, glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com. We, at Sears, value your service.
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there are parts needed for the tractor.
 
Glad to help out.  I’m looking at your Craftsman Tractor model number  917270411.  

Please look at the picture below.   The deflector is key number 27.  Many times people need the hardware also. Take a look to see if you need the brackets which are key numbers 22 and 23.   Most likely you'll need the spring #25, the hardware of #'s 26, 28, and 29.

Picture of parts needed for deflector.

Manual for the tracor model 917270411.

The year of this tractor is 1998.
 
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Larry Jr -
Sears Technician
August 12, 2014
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Craftsmen riding lawnmower

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Alina -
May 17, 2013
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Remove a spark plug and see if it spins up when you turn the key. You may also want to refer to page 28 of your Owners Manual. Won't Start / Hard To Start section of the Troubleshooting Guide. - - - http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/21360/CRAFTSMAN-Lawn-Tractor-L0806878?brand_name_search=917270411+

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Anonymous -
May 17, 2013
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I already took spark plug out awhile ago and it spins checked fuse its good I'm baffled I can usually figure these things out help

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Bob -
May 17, 2013
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If it spins up with the plug removed and wont turn over / hard to turn over with the plug installed it's a compression issue. Have the valves ever been adjusted? You may want to refer to page 28 of your Owners Manual. Won't Start / Hard To Start section of the Troubleshooting Guide .- Owners Manual @ http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/21360/CRAFTSMAN-Lawn-Tractor-L0806878?brand_name_search=917270411+

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Anonymous -
May 17, 2013
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No the valves have never been adjusted why would it start if I jump it

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Bob -
May 17, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are having a problem with the Craftsman lawn tractor model 917270411. If you are connecting the jumper cables to the battery and it starts I recommend checking the negative battery cable where it connects to the frame. If this connection is loose or dirty, the starter might not get the voltage needed to spin the engine fast enough. If this does not help, I recommend checking all the battery cable connections. If that does not fix the problem, I recommend removing the belts from the engine pulleys. Then try to start the tractor. If it does start, I recommend checking the routing of the belts. I have seen, the belt is not loosening up enough and dragging the starter down.     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. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.  Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2013
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Bob the jumpers are giving you twice the cranking power to get past the compression stroke and then the flywheel has some momentum for keeping it cranking. if the battery is a good one and fully charged I would go strait for the valve adjustment. it is very common for the valves to get a little loose then the compression release will not work properly. when you adjust them make sure the rocker studs are tight I have seen many of the studs start to back out from vibration of the engine and when it backs out the valve lash is to wide for the release to work.

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TC -
May 19, 2013
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TC, Thank you for your advice. This would be correct for an overhead engine but this engine is an L head engine. I do not remember ever having a problems with the valves on these engines. I am sure it can happen but it is not common. Bob, Based on the style of engine this one is, I recommend checking the wire connections first. If this does not help please let me know. I will be happy to assist further. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2013
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yes my fault I did not look up the engine on that tractor, the valves should not be a issue on that engine.

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TC -
May 27, 2013
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Lawn tractor shuts down when I release the clutch pedal

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I understand that your lawn tractor shuts down after you release the clutch pedal. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.

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Alina F. -
March 19, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

Your Tractor uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat.

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

  1. Lift seat.
  2. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.
  3. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed). When pushed it should read ol ( open load )
  4. Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.

I hope this is helpful.

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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 .

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Mange my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 20, 2011
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