Model #917276010 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

GT500, 917.276010 engine cuts out when blades engaged 917.276010

A:

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I am sorry to hear of the issue you're having with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is.

This type of issue is typically caused by one of the tractor's safety switches. There are three safety switches on the unit. There is the seat switch, blade engagement interlock switch, and the brake/clutch interlock switch. 

I would start by cleaning the contacts and making sure the connectors are firmly secured. If that doesn't help, you will need to test the switches for continuity with a meter. To help you do so, I have linked a short video below that you can watch.

Tractor Safety Switch Testing

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2015
Q:

engin surges 917276010 Craftsman Garden tractor

A:

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I am sorry to hear that the tractor is surging. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

Start the engine and let it idle with no choke. With your finger or a screwdriver try to stop the butterfly from opening and closing. If you can stop it, the problem is in the governor. If you can't stop the surging, the problem is in the carburetor.

If the problem is in the governor the engine will have to be disassembled for repair. The carburetor is fairly simple to replace. Be sure you are using clean fresh fuel; old fuel can cause this also.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
January 04, 2015
Q:

Replace transmission shaft oil seals 917276010 Craftsman Garden tractor

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014

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