Model #917270650 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Lawn Tractor Steering

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Steering is one component you do want to install correctly. I would suggest adding the complete model number to help the expert provide the instructions needed for your tractor. Just click reply to add the additional information. I did locate a video that may provide some help. I attached the link below. I hope you have the tractor ready to steer well.

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Barbara H. -
May 03, 2012
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Steering is one component you do want to install correctly. I would suggest adding the complete model number to help the expert provide the instructions needed for your tractor. Just click reply to add the additional information. I did locate a video that may provide some help. I attached the link below. I hope you have the tractor ready to steer well.

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Barbara H. -
May 03, 2012
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My Craftsman tractor Model # 917.270650. I forgot to put it in my question.

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William -
May 03, 2012
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No link to video.

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William -
May 03, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I will be happy to assist you. On this tractor, the steering is made up of a pinion and sector gear. When reassembling the gears you can position the small pinion gear anywhere on the sector gear. The hard part is installing the pitman shaft. The sector gear and pitman shaft will have what is called a blind spline. To find the spline you need to line up look at the shaft and the gear. You should notice one of the splines is different from the others. I have also seen one of the splines missing. Once you find the different spline make sure to mate then up when you slide in the pitman shaft. Then secure it with the clips.

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

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 06, 2012
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Craftsman 917-270650 mulcher cover plate

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I understand how important it is for you to have the correct part for your tractor so that it will fit properly and I hope to be of some help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link in where you can enter your the model number of your tractor and your a parts list diagram will pop up: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
October 26, 2010
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with the mulch cover for your mower. I have checked and the part has been redesigned so it will look different from the original. I have provided you with an image below showing what the new part looks like. If the part you received looks different from this part, you have the wrong part. You should be able to contact the 800 number on the invoice and get it exchanged.

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
October 27, 2010
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This is what it looks like and it doesn't fit

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JELB111 -
October 27, 2010
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I have called the manufacture to see if they have had any issues with this part. Our contact person did not answer today. I left a message and hopefully he will call back today. If he does not get back to me today, I will up date you on Sunday. That is when I am back in the office.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 27, 2010
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I have heard back from the factory and they are checking on the request. He thought there might have been 2 different mulch cover available for the 42 inch deck, the new and old style mulch cover. I will keep you posted. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2010
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thanks and looking forward to what you hear back from the manufacturer.

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JELB111 -
October 29, 2010
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Q:

I have a craftsman lawn tractor Model: 917270650 what part do I need to change on it? The foot clutch goes all the way back when pressed on and it doesn't drive

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Hi, I see you need a part for your lawn tractor. You can visit our PartsDirect.com website. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
July 14, 2010
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Hi, Sorry here the link.

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Dezeray S -
July 14, 2010
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Hey there, I see that you are needing to find a specific part for your Craftsman lawn tractor. When I need to find a part for my power equipment I usually go to SearsPartsDirect.com. I've provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Salina L -
July 14, 2010
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If the brake/clutch pedal comes back to far I would suspect the belt came off the pulleys. I have provided you with an image below that have the instructions for replacing the belt. the part number for the belt if you need one is 138255. click on this link to order the belt .

If the pedal is not coming back all the way, try to hook your foot under the pedal and pull the pedal back. If the tractor moves, you need to replace the tension spring. The part number for the spring is 105709X. Click on this link to order the spring .

If you need more assistance on the tractor, please submit details of what you have found.

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 -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2010
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