Model #917272754 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

shifting problem 917272754 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry you are having problems with your tractor. I will try to give you all information needed to fix the tractor. The first question is have you removed the rear wheels. The rear wheels have a square axle key that drive them. I have provided you with an image below showing the placement of the axle key.

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 the belt is fine put the tractor in neutral and try to push it. If you can push the mower, you know the brake is not the problem. If you cannot push the tractor the problem is likely a stuck brake. You will need to move the break lever on the transaxle to see if it is sticking. If it is stuck you should be able to free it up by spraying a little WD-40 on the brake lever. Then work it back and forth.

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.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 07, 2015
Q:

HELLO! I replaced the transaxle (PEERLESS model H MST-206-545C) today on my CRAFTSMAN Lawn tractor (Model 917272754),

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Outstanding that you did your own work. I did a search using your model number and found a link that is not the same situation as yours, but the result appears to be the same. Review this data while you wait on an expert response from our team. It should come shortly. Have a nice evening.

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Henry -
September 11, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I Instead of jumping around finding the problem please follow the information below. The first question is have you removed the rear wheels. The rear wheels have a square axle key that drive them. I have provided you with an image below showing the placement of the axle key.

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 the belt is fine, put the tractor in neutral and try to push it. If you can push the mower, you know the brake is not the problem. If you can not push the tractor the problem is likely a stuck brake. You will need to mover the break lever on the transaxle to see if it is sticking. If it is stuck, you should be able to free it up by spraying a little WD-40 on the brake lever. Then work it back and forth.

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.

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I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 12, 2012
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Q:

tractor model#917272754 owners manual has different specs for motor my engine # is cz15s need to know oil capacity and type of oil

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I understand the concern of having the correct information for the oil capacity of your Tractor. You will receive a detailed reply from expert within 24-48 hours.

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Priscilla V -
July 26, 2011
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I've never seen any engine with a model number of CZ15S. I know that Kohler made a CV15S, but that model engine does not go with your model of tractor. It could have been changed at some point though. If you see the word "Kohler" on your engine you can use 10W30 motor oil, it will take about 1.5 quarts to fill it, maybe slightly more.

If the words "Briggs and Stratton" are on your engine you can use 30WT High Detergent motor oil and it will take approximately 48ounces to fill it up from empty.

If the engine is a Briggs and Stratton there will be an aluminum box on the very front of the engine. That box will have the model number inscribed on it. If the engine is a Kohler there will be a sticker with the model number on it, the sticker is usually found on the right side of the engine.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
July 27, 2011
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