Model #917271645 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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"Model # 917.271645 Craftsman LT1000 Riding Mower will crank but is rev'd high.

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James -
June 01, 2012
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Hello Mr. Petrea,

I'm sorry that you are having problems with your lawn tractor. I suggest that you check the throttle linkage that is between the governor control arm and the throttle shaft and arm. There is a spring that is attached to both parts and is marked A in the diagram that I have attached at the end of this reply, be sure that it is attached as shown, however, failure of this spring usually causes the engine speed to erratically change between fast and slow.

In the diagram I have shown where to push the governor arm forward with the engine off. Please take all safety precautions and also remove the ignition key. The governor arm should move forward, which in turn causes the throttle to go to the slowest setting, against the end of the adjustable screw. When you remove your finger, the throttle should move back and go to a faster setting. This is normal with the engine off, the governor is doing it's job of attempting to speed up the non-running engine. With the throttle pushed forward to fast, or even choke, the governor arm will be a lot harder to push forward.

I have also circled the throttle shaft seal. This is a little seal that is made of foam-like material between the carburetor body and the throttle shaft arm. I have found these quite sticky and causing the engine to run faster than normal, however, not full throttle. I would advise spraying a little carburetor cleaner on this part.

If the above tests and checks are ok, there is an actuator lever behind the control bracket (#222) that the throttle cable is attached to. This bracket covers up the lower part of the governor arm and also the throttle actuator arm that is riveted to the control bracket. There is also a spring (#209) that hooks between the throttle actuator and the governor arm. The arm should match the horizontal movements by the plastic tab that the throttle cable hooks to, in a vertical, arcing motion. With the throttle lever pushed all the way to choke, you can see the tip of it pushing against the choke linkage. Again, this lever should move anytime the plastic throttle cable mounting tab is moved.

If you need parts, Sears Parts Direct is a direct link to your engine.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2012
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Gas is not going thru carb

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I understand that your gas is not going through your carburetor on your riding mower. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached a helpful link below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
May 31, 2012
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The solenoid is working. The spark plug seems to be dry after trying to crank it.

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kenpetrea -
May 31, 2012
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ok. Gas filter good, fuel lines good. Solenoid good and working. Now when I get it cranked it is rev'd hi even when I take the throttle down to low. I think the long arm on side of motor is the governor arm. Was wondering if I should adjust that?

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kenpetrea -
May 31, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I will be happy to assist you. Let's first verify that you are getting fuel to the carburetor. To do this move the tractor to a well ventilated area. Then place an approved container under the carburetor and remove the line. If you have a good flow out of the line, go ahead and reconnect it. Next, let's check the voltage to the solenoid. Remove the wires from the solenoid and connect meter leads to the wires. Then turn the meter to check DC voltage. Once you sit on the seat and turn the key on, you should have a reading of 12 volts. If you have this reading pinch the fuel line off to the carburetor. Then remove the solenoid from the bottom of the carburetor. Now connect it to the wires and set it on the frame. As long as there is not any gas spilled, go ahead and turn the key on when you are in the seat. The plunger should pull in. If it does, the problem is in the carburetor.

If you need to order the parts for the tractor, you can do so from the following link.

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James -
June 01, 2012
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your riding mower. If the axle key is in position, the next check to make is if the drive belt is still on. With the tractor on a level surfaced and the engine off look under the tractor at the drive belt. The belt should be free of slack and go around all of the pulleys.

If your tractor has a hydrostatic transaxle, I recommend you try to purge the air out of the system. The purging instructions can be found in your owner's manual and I have posed them below.

Next check the brake lever on the transaxle. If it has been sitting for a long period of time it might be stuck on. The lever is located on the right side of the tractor inside of the frame. I recommend working the lever back and forth to make sure it is moving freely.

When you are looking under the tractor, have someone move the shifter. When the shifter is moved, you should see the shifter on the transaxle move. If the shifter is properly attached, have someone start the tractor and let out on the brake. Now carefully look under the tractor at the Trans axle drive pulley. The drive pulley should be spinning. If the pulley is spinning, the problem is most likely a defective transaxle.

I hope this helps get the tractor going. If you need further assistance, please reply with the details of what you have found. If you need to order parts, just click on this link: Sears Parts Direct . If you do not feel comfortable doing this repair on your own, just click here to schedule service: Sears Home Services . If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
June 03, 2012
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