Model #917276012 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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How to reassemble transaxle/transmission assembly? 917276012 Craftsman Garden tractor

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com 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 917276012 and here is a link for a video that may help the mechanic. I did some research and was not able locate a service manual for this model. 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
January 14, 2015
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Wheel weights 917276012 Craftsman Garden tractor

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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about your Craftsman Garden Tractor model 917276012. I will be happy to help you with information on the wheel weights for this tractor. 
 
I have located two different styles of weights to use on your tractor. The first is the wheel weights that mount on the rear tires. They are sold individually so you should purchase a pair for extra stability. I have included the link below for you to read more about the wheel weight and view the current pricing. You can also order the weights from the link. 
 
 
The other type of weight for your tractor is the weight bracket kit. This kit gives you the ability to add weight to the tractor without having to mount it on the wheels. I have included that link for you also.
 
 
I hope this answers your question. If you need further assistance, please resubmit your question with additional details. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business. 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 05, 2014
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Craftsman GT 5000 Eating Pulleys

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That particular model has a different deck design than the GT type I had in mind, but the only mandrel that really sees any substantially higher load on that design is still the RH Mandrel.

The RH Mandrel does use a different pulley system than the center one you are having issues with, but the LH Mandrel, and the ones on a wide variety of other tractors, are still basically the same and handle loads just fine so I still do not believe a basic design issue is the problem.

We are not the parts department and do not have access to their parts records here, but the records we do have regarding repairs we have been involved in show no pattern to support a design issue either.

You could check the worn pulleys and belts to see if one edge is more polished than the others, which might indicate a pulley running at the wrong height or possibly a mandrel installed incorrectly though, as mentioned before, either of those would typically damage a belt before a pulley.

And, as also mentioned in the prior answer (see link below for that answer) there could be a run of bad or mismatched parts, but again you may need to contact Sears PartsDirect directly to determine that.

Outside of that, I am sorry to say there may not be much more help we can provide from here. You might need to have the unit inspected in-person by a professional to determine exactly what is happening. You can get more information about professional inspection or repair in your area by calling 1-800-4MY-HOME (800-469-4663).

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HVAC & Fireplace Bucket -
Sears Technician
August 01, 2008
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Apparently this is a very common problem with the pulley and mandrel assembly combo. Regardless of the alignment of the deck the pulley should not strip. I routinely must replace both the mandrel assembly and pulley after 3-5 cuttings of about .75 acres. This must be a function of poor quality parts as the belt should fail before the pulley or mandrel shaft strip. Craftsmen needs to address this issue. Perhaps the pulley center needs to be a more hardened metal or the spline on the shaft and hole in the pulley should be a more aggressive pattern to prevent this. I spend a couple hours a month replacing these parts - very frustrating. Are you hearing us Craftsman?

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Gus -
April 23, 2012
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If there should be a washer under the pulley, make sure it is in place. If the washer is in place, or your model does not have one, make sure to torque the pulley nut to about 70 foot pounds. If the nut is tight enough (or the washer is left out) the pulley will strip in the center and often the shaft will strip as well.

This is only a common occurrence when one of those 2 things is not taken care of. For what it's worth, I've rarely used a torque wrench (ratchet) to tighten that nut on my own machines, but I do use a pneumatic impact wrench to put the nut on the pulley.

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The_Pinion -
April 23, 2012
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