Model #917275042 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

will a craftman snowthrower model 842.240562 fit on a craftman lawn tractor model 917.275042

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I seems like your getting ready for winter season, A suggestion I have while you are waiting on an expert to answer your question. You can visit Sears Home Services website to set service with a Sears Technician. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
October 20, 2010
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It looks like they will work witch each other, but I have no way to verify this as the company that made the snow thrower has gone out of business. The tractor model number calls for a different snow thrower but that is because it automatically defaults to the current model that will fit up to it.

I wish I could give you more solid answer than that, but with little support documentation and the difference in year makes between the tractor and snow thrower, that's the best I can do.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2010
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Thank you Wade. What is the current snow thrower for this tractor ?

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JosephGz -
October 21, 2010
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24837 is the current model. I'm sorry, I meant to put that in earlier and I completely forgot.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2010
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How about a bagger attachment? Will any of the current sears Models fit this tractor?

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Steven -
July 26, 2014
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How about a bagger attachment? Will any of the current sears Models fit this tractor?

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Steven -
July 26, 2014
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What is causing my tractor to not charge the battery?

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Your engine should have an alternator and a regulator. The regulator is a little rectangle box on the side of the engine (right side if I recall correctly). There will be 2 white wires and a black wire connected to this little box. Get a volt meter. You'll want to start the engine and run it at full throttle. Check for AC voltage between the 2 white wires. You should have about 28VAC there (or more). If you do, set the meter to read DC volts and check between the black wire (center wire) and ground. You should have right around 13VDC there (or better, but not more than about 15VDC).

If you have the correct AC voltage in and not enough DC voltage out, the regulator is bad. If you do not have enough AC voltage in, the alternator is bad. Generally, if you change the alternator it's a good idea to go ahead and change the regulator as well. But that's just my own personal way of doing things.

If you have proper AC voltage in and proper DC voltage out the problem is going to be in the wiring harness somewhere. Losing voltage. It is very uncommon to have that kind of situation and not have fuses blowing very often to go along with it.

Also, it's worth mentioning that if the DC voltage coming out of the regulator is right around 15VDC or more, the regulator is bad and it has more than likely killed your battery if you've been having to charge it or jump it to get the mower to start.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2009
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what's the ease in changing a alternator and a regulator.

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WALTER -
July 02, 2013
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Garden Tractor 917.275042 - PTO Switch Melts!

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I can understand its getting costly to keep replacing parts on the Craftsman tractor and the problem is not being solved. An expert has answered a similar question in the link provided below. Hope this helps while an expert responds to your specific model.

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Anna T -
July 31, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the electric clutch burning out the PTO switch.

I can understand not wanting to spend all the money if the clutch is not the problem.

The image below has a number of different clutches illustrated.

I will send you an image and instructions on checking the ohm readings and the brake and clutch settings to make sure it is not drawing to many amps or brake dragging and burning out he PTO switch.

You will need a volt/ohm meter to check to see if the clutch is with in tolerance. If not you will need to replace both the switch and the clutch.

Please let me know what you find out.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 01, 2012
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Thanks for getting back to me Sam...Since it seems, from reading other 'PTO Meltdown' posts that all bad roads lead back to a bad clutch, does it make sense to simply assume it's the culprit and replace it and, of course, my 4th PTO switch? Since I've now replaced about every electrical part other than the clutch, I'm running out of things to blame other than India's power-grid for my electrical problem...

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john -
August 01, 2012
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Thank you for the update. If you do not have a meter to check the clutch then I guess that it is your only option. And Yes I think that India's power grid failure has affected the electrons in the atmosphere and is causing countless problems in the universe. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 01, 2012
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Wow...you really ARE an expert! I knew it was the curry to blame... Two questions on replacing the clutch: How to lock the engine to allow me to remove the clutch and do I need a special tool to give me the correct tightening (the clutch replacement part posts call for 55 pounds or kilometers or something of feet)

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john -
August 01, 2012
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Thank you for you question on the clutch torque. If you are able to get a long socket on the bolt head then use a long breaker bar you can usually break the bolt loose if you let the clutch out for the drive to help hold the engine and give it a quick jerk on the breaker bar. If you have an air impact it works the best. If you do not have a foot pounds torque wrench you should be able to get pretty close with a long breaker bar. By the way I like curry so that can't be the issue. It has to be something else. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 01, 2012
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