Model #917273622 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

have a lawn mower model 917.273622 and need help replacing the secondary v belt, do you have a diagram I could print 917.273622

A:

Jan,

  i have found a manual for your tractor online.  Below is the link, you can download it or view it.  If you go to pages 22 & 23, it will give you a "how to" and a picture for changing that belt. 

Thanks
GClem 9680 

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Gary9465 -
Sears Technician
November 13, 2015
Q:

What may have caused tractor to die and not start/run? 917273622 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issues you're having with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is. It sounds like you have a couple of things going on here. I will offer a few suggestions to help.

I would start by using a meter to check the voltage of the battery while the tractor is off. If should read between 12-13v. While the tractor is running, the voltage should be between 14-15v. That would tell you whether or not you have a system charging issue. If you're not getting the proper charge, it could be an issue with either the stator or the regulator. 

The issue with it not starting definitely sounds fuel related. I would start by disconnecting the inlet fuel hose from the carburetor (or fuel filter too), and have someone sit on the tractor and turn the key. With the voltage present, you should have fuel coming out of the hose. If not, I would recommend checking the vacuum hose on the pump. If it's cracked or not connected, it will not pump. If you do have fuel coming out, I would pull the carburetor and perform a thorough cleaning or rebuild. 

You may also have a spark issue. Pull the spark plug, reattach it to the boot, and ground it to the cylinder. Once again, have a helper sit on the tractor and turn the key to start while you ground the plug. You should have spark. If not, you could have an electrical issue with one of the safety switches, or an issue with the coil. 

I hope this helps you narrow down the issue, and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 21, 2015
Q:

how can i tell what model carb is on my mower, model 917.273622 4077770128 Briggs&stratton Engine

A:

Thank you for your inquiry on your Craftsman Lawn Tractor, Model: 917.273622. From reviewing the details on your model, it appears that your model of tractor uses a Briggs and Stratton carburetor part number 791230. From looking through the information it appears that the carburetor is vertical. I have included a diagram to the carburetor below for your convenience.Key number for the carburetor will be 125. 

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Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the tractor  to prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2015

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