Model #917275750 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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the blades on my lawn tractor do not disengage when I drop the lever? 917275750


Thank you for choosing and being a valued member.  I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when your tractor is not working properly.

 If you can engage your blades by hand then you may need to adjust or replace cable. 

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. 

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Thank you for your question. Have a great day. 

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
June 23, 2015

gas is spurting out under muffler when trying to start 917275750 Craftsman Lawn tractor


Thank You for choosing Sears and being a valued member. It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your lawn tractor and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 917275750 and if gas is coming through the muffler the engine should be smoking with a lot of black smoke. The engine won't run long if the fuel is this rich until it fouls the spark plug. Remove and replace the spark plug and spray the carburetor linkage and throttle plate with carburetor cleaner. The choke plate might be sticking in the carburetor. The float is probably stuck or the seat for the needle on the float has some debris in it. Either one will cause the fuel to flow through the carburetor and flood the engine. Here is a link that may help with some troubleshooting. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. I trust this information will help you.


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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2014

my tractor mower lt2000 917275750 is hard to shift in reverse and fowards isnt any better gotta play with it till it kicks in 917275750 Craftsman Lawn tractor


Thank you for choosing I will be more then happy to assist you. 
On the front of the transmission, on top, you will see little triangle One screw holds that cover down. Remove that cover. Be careful doing that because there is a little spring under it that is subject to jump out and get away. That would be a bad thing. 
When you have the cover off, drop several drops of oil down the hole. I prefer to use something my Marvel Mystery Oil for that, but you can use whatever light oil you have on hand. While the cover is still off, hold your finger over it and have someone move the shifter from gear to gear a few times. Then drop a little more oil down the hole. Put the cover back on. Move the gears some more. If you still have the problem, it may get better the more you move the shifter around. 
If it doesn't get any better or gets worse, then I'd say you have an internal shifting problem. Hope this information has help you. 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

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
July 15, 2014

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