Model #917270911 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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blades will not engage 917270911 Craftsman Tractor

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bad clutch cable

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Patti7075 -
Sears Technician
November 09, 2015
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left pedal 917270911 Craftsman Tractor

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Joseph P. -
May 11, 2013
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 Thank you for your question about your tractor model 917270911, I will be glad to assist you. Here is an issue you may want to explore that could be the issue with the tractor. Your tractor most likely uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat.To check Operator Presence (seat) switch: #Lift seat.#Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.#Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed).  When pushed it should read ol ( open load ) #Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.  

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 I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details and a model number.  Thank you for using Mange my life.   Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
May 13, 2013
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lawnmower

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James -
November 01, 2011
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sounds like the clutch isnt adjusted to where it should be that is the only reason i can think of that would cause that sort of problem. i would locate your manual and see if the clutch is adjusted to where it should be and go from there. aso i would check my idler pulley and drive belts as well that could cause problem presence control switch could be bad or isnt making a solid connection under your seat. hope this helps with resolving your problem. good luck

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john -
November 01, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

Your Tractor uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat.

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

  1. Lift seat.
  2. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.
  3. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed). When pushed it should read ol ( open load )
  4. Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.

I hope this is helpful.

Please click on the following link to order the 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 .

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Mange my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 02, 2011
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