Model #917272190 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

engine running uncontrollably fast. 917272190 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct.com. I will be happy to help with your mower. Upon researching model 917272190, it could be the fuel pump is sending too much fuel. Check to see if the carb is sticking open. It may need to be disassembled and cleaned with carb cleaner. Also check the air filter to make sure it’s not ripped or damaged.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
July 28, 2014
Q:

craftsman 25.0 HP / electric start / 46 " mower / 6 speed transaxle / LAWN TRACTOR (Modle # 917.272190

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I know how important it is to have your tractor running properly and not shutting off randomly and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that describes a similar problem to the one that you are having. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
March 09, 2011
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A few things come to mind with how you describe the tractor problems.

  • The vent on the fuel cap may be plugged.
  • There could be something floating in the tank that is getting sucked onto/into the outlet and/or in the hose.
  • The fuel shutoff solenoid could be losing voltage or dying (which would act like running out of fuel).
  • The ignition coil could be getting hot and breaking down causing erratic sparking.
  • The seat switch and/or plug could be losing contact.

My own personal experiences tell me to suspect the ignition coil or fuel shutoff solenoid first. But I have seen each of those things on more than one occasion.

To check the fuel cap, when it starts acting odd, reach other and unscrew the fuel cap a bit and see if anything clears up. You will have to look down into the tank to see if there is debris in the tank causing the problem. If you need light, only use a flashlight. I only warn about this because someone used a match to see down into the fuel tank.

I doubt the coil is really an issue simply because if it goes it would just go and not continue to run bad. But with a coil, anything is possible so I cannot rule it out. The fuel solenoid would be very hard to nail down because of where it is and how the failure is happening. The seat switch is likely simply because it would make sense with what you're describing. But again, normally a loose connection would let go and then just not work.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
March 10, 2011
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Had this same problem. It was the seat switch. Mechanical position movement, not electrical failure.

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rrray -
April 23, 2014
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Q:

917272190 Riding tractor - Drive belt slips off when I depress brake almost everytime. Just replaced v belt and it seems worse. Are there any other adjustments

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I understand how frustrating it can be to have a riding tractor belt slip. 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 -
June 07, 2013
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there is a belt guide (or belt keeper) on each pulley from the engine to the trans that keeps the belt from falling of the pulley when the brake/clutch is pushed in and the tension is off the belt. wherever the belt keeps falling off I would check that pulley for the belt guide to need adjusted. when the belt is put back on let out the brake so the belt has tension on it and adjust the belt guide so it just don't touch the belt or pulley.

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TC -
June 09, 2013
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I agree with TC that this sounds like a problem with a belt keeper on your drive system.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
June 09, 2013
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