Model #917270630 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Craftsman Tractor Model 917-270630

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Tractor problems can slow down the outside to do list in the spring. The expert will review this model to reply. I did locate a similar question with information that may provide some help while you wait. I attached to the link below , along with the Sears Home Services link if a technician is needed.

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Barbara -
May 05, 2013
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Thank you for your question.   I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If you have just replaced the belt, I recommend checking the routing of the belt. If the belt is routed on the wrong side of the keeper, it makes the belt too tight and the blades will not turn off. If the belt is routed correctly, park it on a hard level surface and remove the key. Then look for the return spring on the idler arm. The spring connects between the idler and the front of the deck. This spring is there to pull the idler back to loosen the belt and apply the brakes. Each brake arm has a spring also that pulls the brake into the mandrels. If the springs are ok, check the cable. The cable should be loose when you disengage the places. If it is not loosening when disengaged the cable need to be replaced. The last check to make is on the idler arm. The idler arm has a cam that releases the brakes. I have seen the arm get worn spots where the brake lever rides and cause the mower to not disengage. The image below shows where to look.  I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tractor.    Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct.    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.  Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 07, 2013
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Mark, Thanks for the response. It makes sense. What is the best way to get at the return spring on the idler arm. Do the side panels come off? I can't get at it from the top b/c the gas tank is in the way. Is there a diagram that shows how to disassembe the top? I'm very visual so the more diagrams/pictures the better. I have 6 little kids and I'm worried about their toes! :) Thanks a million!! Kalid

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Kalid -
May 09, 2013
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Kalid, The best way to check the check the return spring is by disconnecting the clutch rod from the clutch lever. The image below shows how to remove the mower deck. In the image, I marked where you should disconnect the rod from the lever. Once it is disconnected try to start the tractor. If the tractor starts the spring is in position. If the spring is fine, I recommend removing the mower deck and inspecting the Idler arm and cam rollers. If it looks worn like the image above, I recommend replacing the idler arm/ cam plate. Please let me know what you find. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 11, 2013
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model #917.270($30 or 917270630

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I know this type of information can be very helpful for you to have. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will answer within 48 hours with detailed information. I have attached a link for Sears Home Services if you decide to schedule service. Thank you for using Manage My Life. Have a great day!

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Alina -
April 19, 2013
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I'm afraid you may have ruined the carburetor. You may possibly be able to drill out what's left and then use some solvent safe epoxy to put another fitting in place. You can use any fitting that you can find on the shelf at your parts store in place. I will say that I have had very limited success doing this type of repair. Normally, I end up just having to replace the carburetor.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
April 21, 2013
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Tractor model 917.270821 VS. model 917.270630

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I can understand your concern over wanting to know the difference between these two tractors. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.

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Julio -
November 17, 2012
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thank you!

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Matt -
November 17, 2012
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This is a duplicate question. Please click the link below to follow the conversation.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
November 18, 2012
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