Model #917270531 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Mower deck Clutch cable on model 917.270531 lawn tractor

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I understand that your new mower blades will not engage. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina -
May 02, 2013
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Thank you for your question. In many cases, this will be caused because the idler arm is getting stuck. Check the idler arm to make sure it's pivoting ok. Check the spring to make sure it's ok and in place. Also check under the spacer that mounts on top of the idler arm for corrosion. If there is corrosion there, clean and lube it, to help it rotate easier. If both of these checks seem ok, there is an idler arm kit # 151785 that may be needed. I hope this will help you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2013
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Replacing belt on lawnmower

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To get the job done right you must have to correct tools especially when it comes to the Craftsman tractor. It is important to have the model number to the tractor to get the best possible answer. Click on reply with the information. Thanks.

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Anna T -
May 01, 2012
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Model number 917270531 this is the model number. Could you please tell me the size of the bolt head as I can probably make a tooll. I am unable to get a wrench on the head because of the close quarters, so I am unable to determine the wrench size..

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Fred -
May 02, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem removing the bolts. To remove the bolts you will need a 3/8 socket or a torx bit. The outside of the bolt is 3/8 and the inside hole in the head is torx. I use to use a 1/4 inch drive 3/8 socket to remove these bolts.

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

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Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 02, 2012
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Thank You Thank You Thank You. This has been a great help. I don't have 1/4 in socket set ,but I have hundreds of torx bit.

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Fred -
May 02, 2012
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Need help w/ Lawn Tractor 917.270531.

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Craftsman Lawn Tractor. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.

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James -
October 05, 2011
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Thank you for the question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. It can be difficult to remove the brake inter lock switch. If you have a problem removing the switch, I recommend removing the mower deck from the tractor. This will give you more room to work and you will have better access to the switch. If by chance the problem is the tractor stalls when you let out on the brake, the fault could be the seat switch connector. The connector has a small wire in it that will short the wires and stall the engine when the brake is released. I recommend checking the connector. If it not pushed onto the seat switch all the way, it will short out. If the connector is fully seated, look inside of the connector. If the wire is not breaking contact, when you push on the tab the connector should be replaced. The part number for the connector is 148706 and can be ordered from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct . I only mentioned the connector because we have seen them fail.

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.

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
October 06, 2011
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