Model #917271131 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

My Mower will run for about 30 to 45 mins ok, but when engine gets hot mower shuts off. 917271131 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you're having with the tractor shutting off intermittently. I know how frustrating that is.

There are two common occurrences for this type of issue to happen. It could be a non-venting fuel cap, or it could be an issue with spark.

Next time the tractor bogs down or dies, unthread the fuel cap and see if it smoothes out or starts back up. If so, a fuel cap replacement will be needed. The fuel caps need to vent, otherwise negative pressure builds in the tank and restricts fuel flow. After time, the pressure releases and it can be restarted. 

The other factor would be with spark. Next time it dies, take out the spark plug, reattach it to the boot, and ground it to the metal cylinder. Have someone sit on the seat and turn the key on while you check for spark. If you do not have spark, the spark module may need to be serviced or replaced. 

Another factor would be debris in the carburetor, as the symptom is not as common, it can occur. Debris gets sucked into the jet which kills the engine, and once it dies the debris falls out of the jet which allows the engine to be restarted. 

I hope these suggestions help, and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 09, 2015
Q:

Cutting unit will not disengage immediately. 917271131 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your tractor. Upon researching model number 917271131; it could be the cable or spring at the end has worn. Also the return spring could be worn. Check all the spring in the clutch set up.

Thank you for choosing Sears. We appreciate your business. Have a great day.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2015
Q:

snow thrower fitment 917271131 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

We do not have a fit up chart for the older 842 (Haban made) snow throwers. The only thing we can suggest would be to do a mock mounting to see if they will mount. 

In regards to tractor 917.271131, we show the snow thrower attachment is 24837, and the bagger is 24891. 

For tractor 917.256543, we show this unit not compatible with a snow thrower attachment. The bagger would be 24891. 

We cannot guarantee any other attachment would mount or work properly.

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

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 15, 2015

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