Model #917274650 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

craftsman model#917.274650 mower deck part#174882

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Those small holes where springs are supposed to connect can be hard to find. I did locate and attach the owner's manual for the diagrams and the parts diagrams below. I hope these are helpful while you wait for the expert response.

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Barbara H. -
March 24, 2012
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thanks barbara i already have all the schematics etc unfortunately it is not clear on them where the one end of the spring connects. ive purchased all the appropriate parts just cant tell exactly where one part goes

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jaime -
March 24, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you with the spring placement. I have posted an image below that I will be referring to. Just click on the image to enlarge. The red lines show where the spring connects. The hook end of the spring will connect to the end of the idler pulley bolt. The bolt sticks up about an inch and a half past the pulley and has a hole drilled through it. The bolt should have a washer that goes on first. The washer will not go all the way to the nut so do not try to force it. Next, hook the spring above the washer and insert the pin.

The other end of the spring has a short cable and a mount. To attach this end pull the mount end of the spring back. Then put the cable through the slot in the bracket and push the mount into the hole. Now secure it with the clip on the backside.

The tractors that have a manual engagement have a cable that connects in a similar manner. The second image below will give you a better idea on how the spring connects.

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

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2012
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Q:

does my peerless transaxle need oil. Sears part no 794691

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This is a common question with people that own a lawn mower. I researched your question and found someone who had the same concern with their new trans axle. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!

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Jacqueline S -
September 24, 2010
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An oil plug is show on the drawing for this transmission. Should be on the top front close to where the shifter is. It may be a countersunk pipe plug or it could be a standard type plug.

The transmission should have been shipped with oil it in it, but I would check it just to be sure. If you find that there is no oil in it, you need to use 80w90 gear oil. It looks like the unit only takes about 16ounces of oil. A little more or less will not hurt anything.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2010
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There is clearly no oil plug in this unit. Yes the diagrams show one but it is not there.

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jesseroyall -
September 24, 2010
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The top casing must have changed at some point on it. Tecumseh (who made this) has gone out of business so there isn't anybody for me to call and check with about it. The unit should have still shipped ready to go though. I've never seen a small one like this ship without oil in it. So you should be fine.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2010
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Q:

Where is front insertion point for 'spring ext elect clutch' on Sears 917.274650 lawn tractor?

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We don't have pictures of where the springs connect for the clutch mechanism. Connect the spring to the idler arm bracket and stretch it in the direction it needs to move the idler arm. Look for a hole with the paint worn from the edge by the spring. You should find it fairly easily.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 30, 2009

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