Model #917271065 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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lawn tractor battery charging

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The battery charger on lawn tractors is a great feature if it works. I did some checking and located two similar questions that may provide some answers while you wait for the expert response. I attached the links below. I hope this helps.

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Barbara H. -
March 24, 2012
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Right off the alternator (stator) there should be a red and orange wire. The red wire is the "charge" wire. When the engine is running at full throttle you should measure (with a volt meter) about 13VDC between that red wire and ground (chassis or battery negative). If you do not have the voltage right at the red wire then it's most likely that the stator coil (alternator) has failed and will need to be replaced. You can go HERE and order replacement stator number 12-085-10-S, if it proves to be the problem. Make sure to check the connections between the engine harness and the tractor harness as a loose connection there will result in a no charge situation.



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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2012
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My stator has 3 wires. A black, green and yellow. Can someone tell me why my colors are different and why there are 3 wires when my new stator has only 2.

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Don -
August 30, 2012
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Don,

I'm sorry you are having a problem with the stator. I think you received the wrong stator. Please reply below with the model number of the tractor and the part number you ordered. Once I have that information, I will look it up. Once I look it up, I should be able to tell you how to resolve this problem.

I hope to hear from you.

Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 01, 2012
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I have a Craftsman lawn tractor #917271065 that will not start. It started once, ran for about 30 seconds, then died. It will not restart. The fuse is fine.

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Lawn tractors are great for doing the yard work and save time. I did find some information for you. I am hoping this will help you until your expert can answer your question. I am adding the links below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. I hope this will help you out.

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Marc H -
April 02, 2012
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The links Marc H sent have good troubleshooting information for your lawn tractor.

I am assuming the engine is turning over but not starting. You need to determine if the problem is no fuel or no fire to the spark plug.

Remove the ignition wire from the spark plug and set the choke on. Crank the engine for 10 seconds and remove the spark plug. If the tip of the spark plug is wet with gas, the problem is no spark. If the tip of the plug is dry, the problem is no fuel.

If there is not fuel,the problem can be in the fuel filter, carburetor, old or dirty fuel, bad after fire solenoid in the carburetor, or a stopped up carburetor.

If there is no spark, the problem can be, bad spark plug, safety switch on tractor bad or brake not set or deck engaged, bad ignition module, or bad seat switch. A bad operator presence relay can also cause no spark.

If you have questions, reply on this thread with the details of what you have tried. I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 03, 2012
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