Model #917273062 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

How do I remove the Mandrel Housing from the Pulley? 917288522 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when doing repairs on the tractor deck.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Craftsman Tractor model number 917273062.

The mandrel is held on by the pulley at the top and 3 self thredded bolts.  Looking at the picure below you will see the nut as key number 31 and the 3 bolts as key number 30.

Looking to get a replacement mandrell assmbly.   Comes as a complete outfit.   The Mandrel assembly is part number 143651.

Picture of the deck for  the mandrel of model 917.273062

Please "RESUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS IF THERE IS ANY OTHER PROBLEMS".
 
Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs.  Thank you for choosing Sears and using our SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

Read More
Larry L -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2014
Q:

How do I separate the Mandrel Housing from the Pulley? 917273062 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when doing repairs on the tractor deck.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Craftsman Tractor model number 917273062.

The mandrel is held on by the pulley at the top and 3 self thredded bolts.  Looking at the picure below you will see the nut as key number 31 and the 3 bolts as key number 30.

Looking to get a replacement mandrell assmbly.   Comes as a complete outfit.   The Mandrel assembly is part number 143651.

Picture of the deck for  the mandrel of model 917.273062

Please "RESUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS IF THERE IS ANY OTHER PROBLEMS".
 
Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs.  Thank you for choosing Sears and using our SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

Read More
Larry L -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2014
Q:

How do you remove the pulley from mandrel when "star" is stripped? tractor 917-273062

A:

I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your tractor and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your tractor troubles, while you wait for your expert response.

Read More
Joseph P. -
July 17, 2012
A:

There can be several reasons why a thread is not responded to. Often it's due to the age of the initial question as it could have been asked before our system was designed to email us an alert that it has been responded to. Generally speaking, if the question did not get attention it is almost certain it's due to a glitch on our end.

If the start is stripped out so a blade cannot be used to block as a backup then you'll need a strap wrench to hold the pulley while you unscrew the nut on the pulley. Also, an impact wrench can be used. I always use an impact wrench and just hold the pulley with my hand (wearing leather gloves) and the nut will come right off. Not everyone has access to an air impact wrench and/or air compressor so an electric impact can also be used. In fact, I use a rechargeable impact when doing this procedure at home as I do keep an air compressor at the house. You can very likely rent an impact wrench (electric) from your local auto parts store for a small fee (or deposit).

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Read More
Wade_B -
Sears Technician
July 18, 2012
A:

Just wanted to follow up. Never did get the impact wrench help, though came close to thinking that was all that would work. The strap wrench wasn't quite strong enough. With help, managed to get the blade on enough to block it, then used a long pipe to get extra torque and that did it. More trouble to get one bolt to hold in one hole of new mandrel, just would not catch till we took the two that did hold off and it looked like the one hole did not have any threads. We put the bolts in while not attached to the mower deck and that made the threads. Then we were able to put it on the deck. Thanks for the advice. I am ready to mow again.

Read More
LINDA -
July 21, 2012
See more answers

Top Parts