Model #917274811 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Craftsman DLT 3000 - engine cranks but won't start 917.274811

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Check the oil level and see if there is any gasoline in the oil. If there is the float in the carburetor is not stopping the flow of gas into the carburetor and the needle on the float and the seat it goes in need cleaning.

If this is all ok, remove the spark plug and the valve cover from the engine. Put a screwdriver into the spark plug hole and turn the engine over by hand until the piston is at top dead center and the valves have no pressure on them from the lifters. This is top dead center of the compression stroke and the magnet in the flywheel should be lined up with the ignition module at this time. If the magnets are not lined up with the ignition module, the engine is firing out of time. This would indicate a problem with the cam gear.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 09, 2014
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How di I replace Strarter on my 917274811 917274811 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more then happy to assist you. I wouldn't jump so fast to say the starter is the problem. That's an awfully expensive part to toss at the machine on a guess. If you have a test light or volt meter, see if you're getting voltage to the starter. If you're not getting voltage to the starter, we have no way of knowing if it's good or not. If nothing else take the starter and go have it tested at an auto parts store. If you're not getting voltage to the starter I would start with the fuse. Make sure it's good. Then go to the white wire on the solenoid and make sure it's getting voltage to it when you try to start it. If it does and you have no voltage to the starter, the solenoid is bad. If you don't have voltage on the white wire at the solenoid when trying to start, you have a fault in your safety circuit. Hope this information has help you. Part number of the starter is 693551. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can Click Here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Any further questions or concerns. You will have to post a new question because at this time I can not reply to any comments. Again, Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2014
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New Mandrels 917274811 Craftsman Tractor

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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. Each mandrel should have the thick washer under the pulley. The washer keeps the pulley from binding on the outer bearing race and mandrel housing. It is strange you did not have problems before now if the washer was missing from one side. Once you have the mandrels assembled, be sure to torque the large nut to 75 foot pounds.  

 

 

I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T. 

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 26, 2013
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Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com

I am sorry and do understand your frustration when working on the garden tractor. 

Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your model number 917.274811.

Im looking at your original model for your tractor.  YOu have the nut the mandrel pulley, the washer underneath the pulley and then the mandrell assembly so there is no washer under the nut of the pulley.  It is the same on both sides so there should be a washer under both pulleys for the mandrel system.

Sorry for the confusion of the pictures.

 

If you have further questions please let me know.

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
September 26, 2013
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