Model #917273646 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

blades dont come on 917273646 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. 
Sorry to hear of the issue you are having engaging the blades, I know how frustrating that is to have occur.

I must assume the belt is still attached. The electric clutch requires 12 volts DC in order for it to engage. To diagnose the failure will require a DC volt meter. If you turn the ignition switch to run without starting the engine and pull the PTO switch up, you should hear the clutch click. If you don't hear the click, disconnect the wires from the clutch and test for DC voltage. You should have 12 volts to the clutch. If voltage is present, replace the clutch. If there is no voltage, check voltage along the circuit in order to locate the failed part or open circuit.
 
 
The failure could be:
 
Clutch
 
PTO switch (clutch attachment switch)
 
Loose or broken wire.
 
Broken belt

Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

Read More
Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 07, 2014
Q:

Engine will not turn over battery is fully charged 917273646 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Remove the spark plug from the engine and then see if the engine spins over normally. If it does then it's very likely that the valves need to be adjusted. I have attached a link to a video showing how to do this below.

If the starter has trouble spinning even with the spark plug out, verify the charge on the battery. If the charge is good then the starter has failed. But do make sure to check that you're getting battery voltage to the starter when you try to start as the solenoid could cause this. The solenoid will usually just stop working completely, but I have seen them get to where they just don't pass enough voltage and there is some whining that comes with that, but again, it's not all the common.

Let me know what you find.

Read More
Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 17, 2013
Q:

My DYT 4000 917273646 has no spark. Replaced the spark plug, no changes

A:

I can understand your aggravation over your tractor failing to spark. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.

Read More
Julio -
July 12, 2013
A:

Remove the engine shroud and remove the small black (kill) wire from the ignition coil and then check to see if you have spark. If you still do not, then the ignition coil has failed. I you do have spark with the kill wire removed then there is a problem with the kill circuit. Follow the kill wire back from the coil to the ignition switch and make sure there are no shorts or bad spots in the wire.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Read More
Wade_B -
Sears Technician
July 13, 2013
See more answers

Top Parts