Model #917275970 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

craftsman gt5000 917275970 running issues 917275970

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 surging. I know how frustrating that is.

I would suspect that the carburetor is dirty and probably has a partially blocked jet, which is why it’s not running on full power and is worse when the deck is on and under load.

I would pull the carb from the engine. With a full can of carb cleaner, a wire brush, and a bread tie wire to poke through and clean the main jet; I would recommend a very thorough cleaning. Start by taking off the float bowl. Douse it very liberally with carb cleaner, and undo the pin for the float, and remove the needle and float. Clean them very thoroughly with the wire brush and carb cleaner. Pay close attention to the seat the needle sits in and clean it well. Once clean, start brushing the carb bowl and body and make sure you get all the varnish out. It may take three or four brushings with carb cleaner dousing in-between. From there, take the straw of the carb cleaner and shoot carb cleaner through any little hole or passageway of the carb. Shoot out the throat of the carb and poke the main jet with the bread tie wire. You have to make sure you get everything the first time, if you leave anything behind, it’s likely to reclog once you have it reassembled. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 06, 2015
Q:

Transmission for md.# 917.275970

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with putting the tractor in gear. I know how concerning that is to have happen.

I am not entirely sure if you mean that the tractor won’t engage into gear or the tractor just doesn’t have any motion when in gear. I presume that you are referring to the shifter not wanting to go into gear.

I suspect that the shift rod and linkage may be binding underneath the tractor. This could be cause by debris, or could even need some lubrication such as penetrating oil. I would start by moving the tractor to a level surface and perform a visual inspection from the shift lever down to the transaxle.

When you are looking under the tractor, have someone move the shifter. When the shifter is moved, you should see the shifter on the transaxle move. If the shifter is properly attached, have someone start the tractor and let out on the brake. Now carefully look under the tractor at the Trans axle drive pulley. The drive pulley should be spinning. If the pulley is spinning, the problem is most likely a defective transaxle.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2014
Q:

I need instructions on how to remove the gas tank 917275970 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com. I regret to hear that you are having issues with your mower and do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. Im looking at your model number 917275970 and usually the fuel tank has 2 screws one on each side. You will need to remove the screw. Once they are removed you will be replace the bushing and the fuel lines. I recommend that you replace 1 line at a time so that you do not confuse the lines. The hose are cut and mold to the shape they need to be in to fit in place.  If you have further questions please resubmit your question for further information.
 
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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2014

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