Model #917273351 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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drive belt 917273351 Craftsman Tractor


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On page 23 and 24 of your Owner's Manual states how to install your drive belt. It looks to me like it would be beside it because the instructions say to deflect the belt keepers when removing the belt.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
June 18, 2015

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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 with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a volt meter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the B terminal of the ignition switch or the red wire. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the white wire on the clutch/brake safety switch. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the attachment PTO safety switch. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last check you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

To determine starter or solenoid, short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run. If the key is turned to Start, the tractor should fire up.

This very likely could be: an internal break in the battery cable, a shorted safety switch, or a wire that’s shorting or grounding out.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2015

what is the size of the retaining ring,part # 12000028 917.273351


Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your lawn tractor. Upon researching model 917.273351; the size of the part is not provided. We use OEM parts so most parts don’t include sizes.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
April 21, 2015

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