Model #917273135 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Craftsman 17 HP tractor #917273135: First, the fuel is going into the oil, also the whole carb is full of gas. So I replaced float kit, spark plug, air &

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Having to keep on going back and fourth with your Tractor can be really stressful. A suggestion I have is to set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
August 09, 2011
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Make sure the ignition key is not being left in the "run" position as that can cause this problem to happen. If that's not the case, then there is a problem with the float and/or needle in the carburetor.

If you replaced the float and needle, did you also replace the needle seat? If not, that can be where the problem is. If you connect the fuel line to the carburetor with the bowl removed you can work the float up/down by hand and watch the fuel flow start/stop. If you push the float up and the fuel does not stop there is an issue with the needle and/or seat.

Also, it is worth mentioning that all of that can be in perfect working order but if the fuel cap vent is plugged up and the tank is near full fuel can be forced from the tank into the carburetor where it will push past the needle. Heat will cause the gas in the tank to expand and it's going to go somewhere. This is a very rare thing to come upon but I've seen it recently so it's worth mentioning.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
August 10, 2011
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I'm having a problem with gas coming out the exhaust on first start up. Also, it is hard to start. I need to try 2 or 3 times. Yesterday there was a lot of white to blue smoke coming out the exhaust. I checked the oil, there was a lot of gas in the oil. A couple of years ago, I replaced the whole carburetor, because of gas coming out the exhaust. Is the engine now "toast", because of gas in the oil? OR, Should I replace the carburetor, change the oil and filter, plug, and hope for the best?

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Kenneth -
October 13, 2015
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adjust brakes 917273135 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help with your lawn mower. Upon researching model 917273135; I have posted an image below of the instructions for replacing the brakes for this unit.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
May 18, 2015
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Transmission 917273135 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect. I will be more than happy to assist you with your Craftsman tractor.

From the information you have provided above, I can understand the frustration of having your tractor malfunction, after researching model number 917.273135. On the front of the transmission, on top, you will see little triangle shaped cover one screw holds that cover down. Remove that cover. Be careful doing that because there is a little spring under it that is subject to jump out and get away. That would be a bad thing. When you have the cover off, drop several drops of oil down the hole. I prefer to use something my Marvel Mystery Oil for that, but you can use whatever light oil you have on hand. While the cover is still off, hold your finger over it and have someone move the shifter from gear to gear a few times. Then drop a little more oil down the hole. Put the cover back on. Move the gears some more. If you still have the problem, it may get better the more you move the shifter around. If it doesn't get any better or gets worse, then I'd say you have an internal shifting problem. That would be something you'd need a qualified technician to tend to.

I hope you found this information useful. Again thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business, have a great day.

*Safety disclaimer before you try and repair the unit make sure the power supply is disconnected. There may be sharp parts to the unit that can cause injury to you if not careful. If you don’t not feel comfortable checking this yourself you can request a technician by visiting www.SearsHomeService.com*

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Benny23 -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2015

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