Model #917271121 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Mower deck belt frequently slips off pulleys 917271121 Craftsman 16.5 hp electric start automatic 42

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

There could be a few things causing this issue. Make sure all the belt keepers on the deck are about 1/8" from the belt. If they are anymore than that, the belt may slip. 

Another possibility would be the level of the deck. If the deck is in need of leveling, the pitch may be off and cause the belt to slip off the main engine pulley. The side to side and front to back level instructions are within the owner's manual.

Lastly, if the items above don't work, the belt itself may need replacement. It will likely be one of these issues that's causing the belt to slip. You may also want to check the pulleys too for any wear on the lips that could allow the belt to slip, however, if it doesn't have many hours, it will likely be a leveling or belt keeper issue.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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

I have a Sears lawn mower, model 917.271121. How do I check the transaxle and add hydro fluid to it? How much does it hold?

A:

The transaxle uses 20W50 engine motor oil. It takes 80j ounces to fill it. To check the oil level, remove the vented plug on top of the transaxle at the rear and measure the distance from the top of the transaxle housing to the oil. The distance should be 1 1/4- 1 1/2 inches.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 04, 2009
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how do you change the oil in the tranmission

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TERRY -
July 30, 2013
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Terry – thank you for contacting ManageMyLife.com with your question about the transmission on your riding mower. I apologize for the delay in this response. We did not realize an additional question had been posted.

 

Your inquiry did not include the model number of your tractor. If it is the same as the model listed in the original question the transmission is actually a sealed unit and is not intended to have the oil replaced in it. Jimmy K’s information will show how to check the level of the oil if the transmission has a leak. If your tractor is a different model, please respond to this thread with your model number and I will be happy to research the information for your model.

 

I hope this helps. If I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Or you can start a new conversion with us by clicking on the “ask an expert” link. Thank you for choosing Sears and using our ManageMyLife.com service.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
September 05, 2013
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Q:

Why does the engine stop when I let out the brake/clutch pedal on my tractor?

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The tractor has a safety circuit that will ground out the ignition module if you get off the seat with the deck engaged. This is done through the seat switch and a relay. If you have an ohm meter you can check these components and discover which one is defective. The seat switch should read open when you are not sitting in it and shorted when you are sitting in it. The relay in question has a blue wire and 2 black wires going to it, with one of the black wires jumpering to 2 terminals. The easiest way to test the relay is to swap it with the relay that has an orange, a black, and 2 yellow wires going to it.

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expert -
Sears Technician
November 26, 2007
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Have a 26hp 54 Inch cut sears tractor. Transmission making a grinding nose. Also when going from foeward to rev a clacking sound. Any thoughts ?

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Chuck -
August 02, 2013
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