Model #917274030 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

Model 917.274030: Gears Won't Engage 917274030 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I suspect that the axle key was not put back into blade when you reinstalled the wheel. This would be the most common issue. They can fall out when the wheel is removed, and if not installed, the wheels won't engage. I would check that first and make sure it's installed.

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

Read More
Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2015
Q:

Engine Shuts off 917274030 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the tractor dying when the clutch is released. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

Your Tractor uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat. If the seat switch or any of the other switches like the brake/clutch switch is defective, it can also cause these issues. I would start with the seat switch.

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

Lift seat.

Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.

Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed). When pushed it should read OL (open load).

Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.

If the seat switch connector looks good, you will need to test all the safety interlock switches for continuity. To help you with that, I have provided a great video below you can watch to see how to do it.

Safety Switch Continuity Check

If you would feel more confident have a Sears Home Service technician help assist with the diagnosis/repair, you can call 1-800-469-4663, or click here to be directed to the page to set up service.

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

Read More
Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 22, 2014
Q:

917.274030 Craftmans mower blades will not turn off 917274030 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thanks for your question- we see that no one from the community responded.  If you still require assistance on this topic, please resubmit your question with any updated information and we will have one of our experts take a look.  Also, we have updated our site to include information regarding common repairs and diagnosis, which can be found here: www.searspartsdirect.com/repair-help.html.  If you are looking for your owner’s manual, it can be found here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals.  Thanks for visiting SearsPartsDirect.com.

Read More
Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014

Top Parts