Model #917273850 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Blades don't disengage when I try to disengage them 917273850

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If you have just replaced the belt, I recommend checking the routing of the belt. If the belt is routed on the wrong side of the keeper, it makes the belt too tight and the blades will not turn off. If the belt is routed correctly, park it on a hard level surface and remove the key. Then look for the return spring on the idler arm. The spring connects between the idler and the front of the deck. This spring is there to pull the idler back to loosen the belt and apply the brakes. Each brake arm has a spring also that pulls the brake into the mandrels. If the springs are ok, check the cable. The cable should be loose when you disengage the places. If it is not loosening when disengaged the cable need to be replaced. The last check to make is on the idler arm. The idler arm has a cam that releases the brakes. I have seen the arm get worn spots where the brake lever rides and cause the mower to not disengage.

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tractor.

 

 

 

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct.

 

 

 

 If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a  Sears technician.  Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services.

 

 

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
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Replacement transmission for riding lawn mower

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Finding parts that are no longer manufactured can be quite a hunt. The expert will review resources and respond within two business days if not sooner.

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Barbara H. -
May 04, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I will be happy to assist you. I have looked up the model number you submitted. According to the parts list the replacement transaxle is part number 794691. The transaxle can be ordered by clicking here .

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance, on the mower.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 07, 2012
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Q:

Riding lawn mower troubleshooting

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I understand that your riding lawn mower will just shut off. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
April 05, 2012
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If the engine starts and runs 10 seconds before it blows the fuse, something in the wire harness or a part has shorted to ground.

To find the problem you will have to test through the wire harness to find the short. This will be a pretty time consuming job.

I recommend you go to Home Services and get a Sears technician to repair the tractor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 06, 2012
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