Model #917272140 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Blown fuse 917272140 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Check and see if your ignition is in the on Position, if not check your wiring harness for any damaged or frayed wires.

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Chris7966 -
Sears Technician
October 10, 2015
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Dead Battery 917272140 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

The easiest way to test the charging system on the tractor is to test for VDC on the battery with a multi meter. When the tractor is off, the voltage should be around 12 VDC. When the tractor is running, the meter should show between 13-14 VDC. If the voltage increases when the tractor is running, you know the charging system is working and it will be an issue with the battery not holding a charge, or a drain somewhere within the wires.

In regards to the motion issue and spring, the shifter shaft goes through the coil of the spring with the short leg of the spring against the bracket so it can hook (rest) there. The long leg of the spring will hook (rest) against the shifter shaft. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any pictures showing the spring's placement, but you may be able to Google search the part number 165711 to see if there is a video or picture online. 

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

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2015
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My #917272140 riding mower wont start. 917272140 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Based upon the tractor model, the engine is a Briggs 407777-0121-E1. This engine does have a fuel pump. I would start by disconnecting the inlet fuel line from the carburetor and turn the key to start. Check to see if fuel comes out, if so, the carburetor will need to be thorougly cleaned. If not, it will be a fuel delivery issue.

If you don't have any fuel coming through, the fuel pump runs off vacuum. There is a vacuum line from the pump that either connects to the dipstick tube or valve cover on most engines. Check this line for any cracking or deterioration. If it's cracked, the pump won't work. Check to make sure it's connected securly on each end. If you need the hose, it's part number 694000. If the hose looks good, you will likely need the pump, which is part number 808656. 

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

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 12, 2015

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