Model #917273180 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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I need to know what part I need to fix my lawnmower 917273180

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having engaging the blades. I know how frustrating that is.

I would recommend lowering the deck to the lowest setting and have a helper engage the lever with the mower off. You will be able to see if the clutch cable is connected and whether it’s actuating the idler arm to pivot.

Does the small pulley on the right side of the deck move back when you engage the lever? If not then the pivot point for the idler arm may need to be cleaned and oiled. If the pulley does move back then the belt may just be stretched out and it'll need to be replaced.I suspect the idler arm is not going to move or won't move easily. Loosen the bolt holding the arm onto the deck a little bit and oil it. Then move it back and forth some and then tighten it back up. Now try to engage the blades and see if anything changes.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
March 02, 2015
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I have the same problem with model # 917.273180, blades will not engage. The level moves forward with no resistance. The cable down next to mower deck moves but appears to be too long. No tension is applied by the spring to the idler pulley at the cable end. Cable is attached to lever located under the dash. It appearsto be too long. Is there an adjustment for the cable lenght? I don't beleive the cable could be stretched this long without breaking. THANKS

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Monty -
July 27, 2015
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Can the battery be jumpstarted safely? 917273180 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your lawn tractor. Upon researching mode 917273180; I found the jump starting procedures in the owner’s manual. The procedure starts on page 25. Click here for the owner’s manual.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
January 29, 2015
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Tractor Drive Belts 917273180 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your lawn tractor. Upon researching model 917273180; make sure the belt is OEM. The idler pulley spring could be worn out. The idler could be functioning but too loose.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
January 04, 2015

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