Model #917271100 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

My wheels wont turn while Mower in on the ground, they spin fine in the air 917271100 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for choosing sears I would be happy to help you with your lawn mower. Upon researching model 917271100; you may need to replace the ground drive belt. The ground drive belt can stretch out over time causing the drive to lose power causing the mower not to move, but still allowing the tires to spin when not restricted by the force of having to advance on the ground. If the problem persists then the transmission may be at fault.


I trust that this information will help you, thank you have a great day.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
May 07, 2015
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I have a riding lawn mower model 917.271100. The engine wont start, only clicks. I replaced the solenoid and starter.

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I suspect the battery is the problem. You can verify this 2 ways.

Jump the battery with a known good battery and see if it starts.

Connect a volt meter across the battery terminals and read the voltage with no load on the battery. A good, fully charged battery will read 12.6 volts dc. Get someone to try to start the engine, if the battery voltage drops below 12 volts the battery is bad.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
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I checked the battery and it is testing in at 12.5 so I am not sure it is battery and i even used a jumper to try and it still wouldnt work.

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Kathy -
October 25, 2012
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Q:

does sears sell a gas shut off valve for garden tractors

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Sear sell all kind of tractor parts. The link to order parts is attached in a link below. I would suggest that you provide the make and model # of your product so your expert will be able to research and provide you the best possible answer. Share any insightful information that could be helpful. Continue this existing thread. Just click on the gray reply box below and provide that information. This will speed up the process for you. I also provided an excellent article on tractor maintenance from the web site..

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James -
June 13, 2012
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Hello Jim,

I would like to answer your question about a fuel shutoff for your tractor. I do not know the model that you have, so I will only to be able to provide you with a generic part number. Fuel shutoff valve is a direct link to Sears Parts Direct, where you may order this valve for 1/4 inch fuel line.

If your question is due to fuel leaking from the carburetor when the tractor is off, let me know, I can provide instructions to remedy that.

Please let me know if there is anything further that I may assist you with.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2012
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Hello Jerry, I have a Craftsman lawn tractor with a carburetor which leaks when the tractor is off. The tractor model is 917.271100. I have purchased a rebuild kit for the carburetor, but that did not help. What is your remedy?

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Mark -
September 08, 2012
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Hello Mark,

The issue that you have described is due to the float valve in the carburetor bowl failing to seal completely. I have attached a generic diagram that illustrates the parts. Be sure that the needle valve seat is in good condition and that it is not cracked. You will want to blow a little compressed air through the passageway. Verify the needle is in good condition, without nicks or corrosion on the sealing end. I think that your float is plastic, but if it is metal, be sure the needle valve mount is not bent down. After you verify all of these things, replace the last section of fuel line between the carburetor and the filter. It is a known issue that the newer blends of fuel is causing these lines to deteriorate and the debris is travelling through the fuel system and causing your symptom and more.

Please let me know if you would like any further assistance.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
September 10, 2012
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Thanks Jerry. Since I've already installed the carb rebuild kit and a new fuel filter, it looks like the only thing left to do is replace the fuel line. I'll probably just replace all of it. When I installed the carb rebuild kit, I put some polishing compound on a QTip, put it in my drill, and buffed the area where the needle seats. That didn't help either. I'm hoping you are correct and my issue lies with debris coming from the old fuel lines. Thanks for your help. Mark

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Mark -
September 10, 2012
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Hello Mark,

The float's needle valve is the only positive fuel flow stop in the system. I don't think that it is at all likely that anything else will do this. After replacing the line, just be sure to blow out the fuel passage and ensure that the upper seal is in place, I have seen a few of these where the upper seat was a little crooked or cracked. Chances are that there has been more debris from the fuel line that has been deposited back into the seat area that you have already cleaned. Keep me posted.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
September 10, 2012
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Hi Jerry, I just replaced the whole fuel line and took the carb apart again and re-cleaned it and blew air thru it in every direction I could think of and put it back together and it still leaks. I took a picture of the bottom of the carb, the needle valve pin, and the float. The float does not have any gas in it, so I would assume it would be ok? The gas is leaking out of the notch on the left hand side of the carb where it intakes air from the air filter. From what I can tell the brass seat is one solid piece which is probly at least 1/2" long and is pressed? into the carb? The seat looks fine to me. Im not sure if you can zoom in on the picture I attached, but if you can, it is pretty good quality and you can see the seat pretty well. Can that seat be replaced? Can it be taken out so I can inspect it?

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Mark -
September 10, 2012
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