Model #917273013 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Mark T 917273013 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you still have this problem. If the gears are slipping, I recommend removing the mower deck from the tractor. With the engine turned off and the parking brake set crawl under the tractor. While you watch the gears, have a helper turn the wheels to the left. Right before the gears slip you should see them spread away from each other. You need to determine why they spread apart. I hope this method of checking the bushing/bearings works better.  If the front axle has a lot of play front to back I suspect the front axle bearing is worn. Replacing the bearing will tighten the steering some. When you tighten the axle nut, tighten the nut so the axle has a little drag when you move it up and down.

 

 

 

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
October 15, 2013
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My steering keeps slipping? 917273013 Craftsman Tractor

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Kevin, I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the steering is still slipping after replacing the bushing and sector, I recommend checking the brass bushing at the end of the streering shaft. If this bushing is worn it will not hold the steering shaft gear tight enough to the sector. The easiest way to replace this gear is to remove the mower deck. Then the shaft will come out the bottom once everything on the top is removed along with the C-clip. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 01, 2013
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I don't seem to have any play on the steering shaft where it meets the sector geer. Could it be in the wheel bearings? There is some forward backward wiggle with the I-beam axle in that u-channel?

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Kevin -
October 04, 2013
A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you still have this problem. If the gears are slipping, I recommend removing the mower deck from the tractor. With the engine turned off and the parking brake set crawl under the tractor. While you watch the gears, have a helper turn the wheels to the left. Right before the gears slip you should see them spread away from each other. You need to determine why they spread apart. I hope this method of checking the bushing/bearings works better.  If the front axle has a lot of play front to back I suspect the front axle bearing is worn. Replacing the bearing will tighten the steering some. When you tighten the axle nut, tighten the nut so the axle has a little drag when you move it up and down.

 

 

 

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
October 15, 2013
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Electrical problems on riding lawnmower?

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 Hi,

Thanks for contacting  ManageMyLife.  I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance.

This would be the stator and the is what charges the battery on your tractor.   

 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2013

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