Model #917272674 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Transaxle mounting hole dimensions 917272674

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 29, 2015
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rear end

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Regular maintenance is what keeps your Craftsman tractor running smoothly. I am providing a link to the owners manual which will be very helpful in changing the oil and many other things. Hope this helps.

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Anna T -
April 29, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I have posted an image below that shows where the oil fill plug is located. Just click on the image to enlarge it. The easiest way to access the plug, is to remove the mower deck. Once mower deck is removed, you can lie under the tractor and reach the top front of the transaxle. After you clean the top of the transaxle, remove the fill plug. Then use a thin wire to check the oil level in the transaxle. It should be about half full. If it is low on oil, you can add 80W90 gear oil.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I have posted an image below that shows where the oil fill plug is located. Just click on the image to enlarge it. The easiest way to access the plug, is to remove the mower deck. Once mower deck is removed, you can lie under the tractor and reach the top front of the transaxle. After you clean the top of the transaxle, remove the fill plug. Then use a thin wire to check the oil level in the transaxle. It should be about half full. If it is low on oil, you can add 80W90 gear oil.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012
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Q:

Installing mandrel assembly on Craftsman 42 Inch Lawn Mower Deck

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Proper lubrication on outdoor machinery is essential. I can see why you want to verify for a replacement part. I always keep the owner's manual handy for any lubrication issues for my mower. I found and attached the link for your manual below. It may help while you wait for the expert answer.

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Barbara H. -
October 09, 2010
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The bearings used in the blade spindles for that deck are sealed bearings. So there is no need for grease. It's certainly not going to hurt anything if you choose to put some grease down in the mandrel housing, but it's not really going to change anything because the bearings are going to come apart should they come unsealed.

Do know that this is not always the case on all of our decks. Some decks use a grease-able spindle and they must be greased. If there is a fitting to be greased anywhere on our machines, it should be greased.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
October 09, 2010
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Barbara H and Wade B. I was unable to find anything in our Owner's Manual that addressed lubricating the mandrel shaft. The Church Sexton has a new grease gun and he wants to insure that all equipment is properly lubricated. And of course we do want to protect our investment. So, if no lubrication is required we will just let the 2001 Tractor continue to roll. Thanks for your responses.

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NormanB -
October 11, 2010
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You should be safe where the mandrels (blade spindles) are concerned. I believe on that model the only lubrication will be inside both front wheel and where the spindles go through the front axle. If you run into any problems, let us know.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
October 11, 2010
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do you have part#130794 mandrel assembly for mod 917.272674 and how do you install+ how much are these parts ?+part #184907 arm ass break +part #173984 screw thdrol dod pt hex there are 3 bolts to hold the mandrel the mandrel came off and broke

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buddy -
April 23, 2012
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p.s.this is on the left side

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buddy -
April 23, 2012
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I will be happy to assist you. The parts for the mower deck can be ordered from the following link. Craftsman tractor parts Once you have the parts please follow these instructions. You will need to remove the belt from the mandrel pulley. Then remove the nut on top of the pulley. I use leather work gloves to hold the blade and an impact wrench to loosen the nut. If you don�t have an impact wrench you should be able to rent an electric impact at your local rental shop. You can also bring the deck to a local auto repair shop. I am sure a technician would remove the nut for you.

Once you remove the nut, you should be able to remove the pulley. Make sure the splines on the shaft and matching splines on the pulley are both good. If in question, replace the shaft and pulley as you do not want to get it back together only to have to take it down again and add more parts. Once you have the pulley off, there will be a washer that sits beneath it. Make sure you hold onto that washer. When you put this all back together, that washer absolutely must be under the pulley or it will get into the upper housing and destroy it.

Now that you have the nut removed, the pulley removed, and the washer removed you can screw the nut back onto the shaft a few turns and smack it with a hammer to knock the shaft out of the housing. If the lower bearing stays in the housing and doesn�t come out with the shaft, you will have to get a shaft assembly. It is virtually impossible to press that bearing back onto the shaft.

Now that the shaft is out, chances are the upper bearing is still sitting in the housing. Go into the housing from the bottom side with a punch and knock the top bearing out. Again, check the housing for any sort of damage. If everything looks good, you can go ahead and start putting everything back together.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 24, 2012
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Set the top bearing into its seat on top of the housing. If the bearing doesn�t want to sit right down into its seat, you can tap it (do not beat it into place) with a hammer to get it into place. Then slide the shaft (and lower bearing) into place. Here, it gets a little tricky because nothing wants to stay in place and if you don�t have an assistant with you it can be a bit trying (to say the least). When you get the shaft into place go ahead and put the blade onto the shaft. Have your assistant hold the blade (remember to watch sharp edges) and push up so everything is in place. Then put the washer on the top end of the shaft and put the pulley on to of that. After that go ahead and put the nut on the shaft. Screw it down and make sure you get it tight. Remember how hard it was to get that nut to break loose; it needs to be on the shaft tight. If it�s not tight enough the pulley will work loose and you will end up having to do all this again because the splines on the pulley and shaft will get damaged. I just can�t say enough about that nut being tight.

_Things to know_ #Mandrel Nut: 75 foot pounds torque #Blade bolt: 27-35 foot pounds torque #Mandrel housing mounting holes are not threaded. The bolts are self-tapping, you can use the bolt to tap them before you mount the housing.

_Part numbers you may need to know_ *Top bearing: 110485X *Bottom bearing and shaft: 137646 (this will have both bearings, shaft, and nut) *Complete mandrel assembly: 130794 (this will have bearings, shaft, hardware, and housing) *Mandrel pulley: 173436 *Bolts for mandrel housing: 173984 *Mandrel housing: 128774

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 24, 2012
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