Model #917271654 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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my lawn tractor don't have power to pull my airerator 917271654 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014
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transaxel for craftsman lt1000

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Yes, I do show that both tractors use the same transmission.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2013
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Lawn Tractor malfuction

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I understand your frustration of having a lawn tractor that runs and then just suddenly stops. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
June 26, 2012
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Hello,

I'm sorry to hear that your lawn tractor is not running correctly and I would like to assist you. There are several different things that would likely cause this and I am going to assume that the engine dies as if it were running out of fuel and not as if the switch were turned off. I suggest cleaning the carburetor and here is a video that shows this being done to a different type of engine, however, the principal is the same. Be sure to wear goggles and fuel resistant gloves. One major difference is that your engine has a fuel cutoff solenoid that holds the float bowl on, instead of a bolt. This solenoid is sent voltage from the ignition switch when the tractor is supposed to be running. Generally, two things can happen. The solenoid can fail and the wiring can fail.

After cleaning out the carburetor, I suggest testing the solenoid by hooking it up to your wiring harness and turning on the switch, without the solenoid mounted. The plunger should pull back into the body of the solenoid quickly. If the plunger does not move or jumps in and out, replace the solenoid. If there is only one wire that goes to the solenoid, you will have to ground the body of the solenoid to the mower chassis carefully. Remember that there may be fuel in the area and sparks could be extremely hazardous, so take the necessary precautions. This may not be a perfect test, as solenoids can be affected by higher temps and not malfunction when cool.

This is a good place to start and I also advise checking the wiring harness over carefully, including any chassis or engine grounds. Please let me know if it appears to be more of an electrical shutdown rather than a fuel starvation issue. Sears Parts Direct is a direct link to carburetor parts for your engine.

I look forward to assisting you further.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
June 28, 2012
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Dear Jerry C, I was following what you told me about my tractor but still is not working properly. I changed the selenoid, spark plug, fuel filter,cleaned the carburator, the air filter, and checked the battery. I started and runs for 5 or 6 minutes and turn it off. I Would like to know what else can I do to fix it. I appreciate your time and your answer as soon as posssible, Thank you very much

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Anonymous -
July 09, 2012
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Hello,

OK, we have eliminated the most common causes, including the fuel cutoff solenoid. It is either a failing ignition magneto, wire harness issue, or still a fuel plugging issue. This is not going to be easy to solve. Be careful when performing this next check, the ignition can shock you and the parts will be hot. Be sure to use proper safety gear. I suggest checking for spark by removing the spark plug, grounding it to the engine and cranking the engine, right after it dies. If there is no spark while everything is warm, then it is the magneto or wiring. I would also advise you to use a multimeter to verify that 12 volts is still going to the fuel cutoff solenoid, right after the engine dies. If no voltage is present when hot, carefully follow the wiring.

There have been a few times that I have found the cause of an issue like this was due to a faulty wire harness or connection. Follow all of the wires that run from the engine, to the ignition switch and the grounds on the chassis.

I think that this is a good place to start and very likely the issue will be found here.

Let me know what you find.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2012
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Dear Jerry C I did it but continue with the same problem. Please let me know what else I can do or if it is better that I take it to a lawn mower repair center. Thank you again for your time

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Anonymous -
July 09, 2012
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Hello Anonymous,

I'm sorry to hear that the problem has not been resolved, however, a Sears technician to perform the needed service is easy to arrange. 1-800-469-4663 is the telephone number to set up service, or you can visit Sears Home Services to set up an appointment. I have attached a link to that website at the end of this reply.

I'm sorry that we couldn't get it running correctly for you. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Jerry C

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Jerry C -
Sears Technician
July 10, 2012
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Dear Jerry C thank you for help I took my tractor to a repair center. It is already fixed and working well.

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Anonymous -
July 12, 2012
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