Model #917273380 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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CRAFSTMAN LT1000 CRANKS AND CRANKS BUT WONT START 917273380 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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running problem 917273380 Craftsman Lawn tractor

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the intermittent engine dying when it gets to operating temperature, I know how frustrating that is to have occur.
There are two things that come to mind for this symptom, and I will outline them below.

Next time the engine starts to die, loosen the fuel cap for ten seconds. If the engine smoothes out, I recommend replacing the fuel cap. The fuel cap has a vent that should allow air to replace the used fuel. If the vent is plugged, fuel will eventually stop flowing from the tank.
If you do not think fuel is not the problem, you have to determine if the engine has spark. To check the engine for spark remove the spark plug wire and insert a screwdriver into the boot. Make sure to hold the handle of the screwdriver and position the exposed metal portion of the screwdriver close to something metal on the engine. A bolt head will work well. Then try to start the engine. You should see a spark from the screwdriver to the bolt head. This mean the coil is good. If you do not see a spark most likely the coil need to be replaced. It is common for the spark module to be sporadic on its way out, where it will start cold, but then quit producing spark when it gets to operating temperature.
Hope these suggestions help and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2014
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What is causing my tractor to lose power?

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It sounds like maybe you have a blown head gasket on the tractor or an air leak. I would recommend having a technician come out to diagnose what's going on as there are just so many things to check for and any of them may not be immediately noticeable.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
June 04, 2009
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is it the air screw or idling screw or is the transaxle low on fluid

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derek -
August 12, 2013
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