Model #917270860 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

I need the rubber gasket that goes around the arm for the grass hoppers. I'm trying to look it up but I'm not getting anything 917270860 Craftsman Lawn, tractor

A:

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I am not entirely sure what you mean by grass hoppers. Are you referring to a lawn sweeper or bagger attachment? If so, you will need the model number to either of those attachments to locate specific parts for them. We need more detail to properly help you find the part your looking for.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 07, 2015
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Mower deck 917270860 Craftsman Lawn, tractor

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I am a little unclear of the specific issue you're having besides the cutting height is too low. Are you saying the deck height adjustment knob isn't working, or is it just not enough? If it's not working, I would look at the deck height adjustment assembly to see what's amiss. If it does work, but it's not sufficient, you may also need to level the mower deck side to side and front to back. These adjustments are covered on page 23 of the owner's manual. Another thing is to make sure the tires are fully inflated. It seems like a small point, but it makes a big difference on deck height.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 25, 2015
Q:

I have a model 917.270860 20.5 HP Lawn Tractor. Recently bent push rod. Is it worth fixing. Unit 6-8 years old. Purchased used 917.270860

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Most likely a sticking valve caused the rod to bend. The push rod must be replaced and the valves readjusted. It would definitely be more cost effective to perform the rod replacement and valve adjustment rather than replace the mower. The intake should be set between .006-.008”, and the exhaust should be set to .009-.011”. There are some great YouTube videos you can watch to see how to perform a valve adjustment if you haven’t done so before. I have linked the Briggs engine manual for this engine.

Owner’s Manual for Model 461707-0145-E1

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2015

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