Model #917271071 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

idler pully 917271071 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. 
Sorry to hear of the issue you are having with the idler pulley, I know how frustrating those types of issues are to have occur.
The pulley is likely moving around and making noise because it's worn out or the bolt is worn, causing excessive clearance between the bolt and pulley. It could also be wearing out because one of the mandrel pulleys could be failing too. You will need to check the pulley for excessive play between the bolt and pulley and check the condition of the mower belt too.
The mower deck parts are interrelated, so the pulley could have worn due to other issues like the mandrels, the pulley not being tight, or belt. I would recommend to perform a thorough visual inspection to see if there is anything else out of place that could cause the pulley to wear. If all else looks fine, I would recommend to replace the pulley.
Hope this helps out and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 02, 2014
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Electrical system, Model 917271071 Lawn Tractor 917271071 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thank you for your question.

 

I will be happy to assist you with locating the interlock switches. There are two interlock switches. One is the brake interlock switch and the other is the attachment interlock switch. The brake interlock switch on the left side of the tractor. To find it you need to open the hood look behind the engine. The switch is mounted just inside the left panel towards the back. The plunger of the switch sticks down. You will be able to see the black and white wires plugged into it. The attachment interlock switch is mounted by the engagement lever. If you look behind the dash on the right side, you will see the engagement lever. Once you find the lever look for the black and white wires. They will lead you to the switch.

 

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Just reply below with more details of the problem you are having.

 

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Mark. 

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 07, 2013
Q:

Where are the electrical relays located on the lawn tractor? 917271071

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Where are the switch interlocks located on lawn tractor, 917271071?

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Arthur -
October 05, 2013
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The relays are under the dash area on your tractor. The safety switches on your tractor are in a couple of different places. On is located under the dash near the base of the PTO handle. Another is located on the left side down low, under the dash, where the clutch/brake will contact it. Those 2 switches are the only ones that deal with the tractor starting or not. There is a safety switch under the seat, but it does not do anything for starting, so if your tractor is not starting, the seat switch has no part in that.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 05, 2013
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The tractor starts okay, however, when let out on the clutch, even in neutral, the motor stops. It acts as though the electrical circuit has been opened.

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Arthur -
October 05, 2013
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The tractor starts okay, however, when let out on the clutch, even in neutral, the motor stops. It acts as though the electrical circuit has been opened.

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Arthur -
October 05, 2013
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The tractor starts okay, however, when let out on the clutch, even in neutral, the motor stops. It acts as though the electrical circuit has been opened.

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Arthur -
October 05, 2013
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Okay, what you're describing is a problem with the seat switch. Raise the seat and unplug the safety switch there. Make sure the terminals are clean and corrosion free. Now push the plug back onto the switch, and push it hard. Immediately lower the seat and see if the problem has gone away. If it has, use a zip-tie to secure the plug to the switch under the seat. If the problem still remains then the seat switch may be bad.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 05, 2013
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Thanks Wade_B, acting on your suggestion, the problem is resolved. Thanks again amiller1985@att.net

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Arthur -
October 05, 2013
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