Model #917270830 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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lawn tractor 917270830 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the uneven mower deck, I know how frustrating that is to have occur.
When set to the highest setting the blades should be 4 inches from the ground. 
To level the mower, park the tractor on a hard level surface. Then check the pressure in all the tires. Tire pressure makes a big difference in the deck height/leveling. Follow the recommended PSI on the sidewall of the tire. If inflating the tires to proper PSI doesn't help, you can level the deck by following the instructions below:

1. Make sure the mower is parked on a level ground, completely turned off, and cooled down.
 
2. You will want to raise the mower deck to the highest cutting position by turning the cutting height knob until it is on number 6.
 
3. Measure both left and right side starting at the bottom of the lip that surrounds it and go down to the ground. The distance on both sides of the mower should be the same height or within about 1/4 inch difference of each other.
 
4. Looking at the bottom of the mower deck, place an adjustable wrench on the lift link adjustment nut on the side of the mower that is lower then the other (in your case, do this to the left side of the deck). The lift link nut is located below under the deck but above the black rod that links the height adjustment knob to the deck.
 
5. The lower side of the deck will rise up once you begin turning the nut clockwise. Each full turn of the nut will raise this side 1/8 inch.
 
6. Now measure both sides again to make sure they are both level and the job is complete.

This is also covered in the owners manual on page 23. Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2014
Q:

lawn tractor 917270830 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the uneven mower deck, I know how frustrating that is to have occur.
When set to the highest setting the blades should be 4 inches from the ground. 
To level the mower, park the tractor on a hard level surface. Then check the pressure in all the tires. Tire pressure makes a big difference in the deck height/leveling. Follow the recommended PSI on the sidewall of the tire. If inflating the tires to proper PSI doesn't help, you can level the deck by following the instructions below:

1. Make sure the mower is parked on a level ground, completely turned off, and cooled down.
 
2. You will want to raise the mower deck to the highest cutting position by turning the cutting height knob until it is on number 6.
 
3. Measure both left and right side starting at the bottom of the lip that surrounds it and go down to the ground. The distance on both sides of the mower should be the same height or within about 1/4 inch difference of each other.
 
4. Looking at the bottom of the mower deck, place an adjustable wrench on the lift link adjustment nut on the side of the mower that is lower then the other (in your case, do this to the left side of the deck). The lift link nut is located below under the deck but above the black rod that links the height adjustment knob to the deck.
 
5. The lower side of the deck will rise up once you begin turning the nut clockwise. Each full turn of the nut will raise this side 1/8 inch.
 
6. Now measure both sides again to make sure they are both level and the job is complete.

This is also covered in the owners manual on page 23. Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2014
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I need tech support with replacing the alternator on my lawn tractor model 917.270830.

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Go to www.searspartsdirect.com and you can see a parts diagram of the engine for your tractor. For the engine model number use 461707-0145-E1. This will let you see the parts you need to remove.

You need to remove the blower housing from the engine. Remove the grill and fan from the top of the flywheel.

Removing the nut that holds the flywheel on can be a chore. You will need some help with locking the flywheel by jamming a large screwdriver in the ring gear teeth and holding it while you remove the nut. The nut is right hand thread, but it is tightened to 220 inch lbs. and hard to break loose. An impact driver makes it much easier.

Use a Briggs and Stratton part number 19203 flywheel puller to remove the flywheel from the shaft.

Don't attempt this repair unless you have the tools and mechanical experience to accomplish it.

You can buy a repair manual from Sears. The part number of the manual is 274041, and the cost is around $20.00.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician

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