Model #917276320 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Craftsman Riding Mower model 917.276320 917276320 Craftsman Garden tractor

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Thank you for your inquiry on your Craftsman Tractor, Model: 917.276320. From reviewing the details on your model, by what you have stated, the part number to the electric clutch is 179335. If the wire that broke is attached to the clutch, then I would replace the whole clutch. If the wire that broke attaches to the clutch then I would replace the wire. 

Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the tractor to prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

 

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
July 22, 2015
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Fuel Tank Substitute 917276320

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help with your lawn mower. Upon researching model 917276320; the fuel tank for this model has been discontinued and is no longer available, we do not have a substitution. We have not found a compatible fuel tank for this model.

I trust this information will help you, we appreciate your business thank for choosing Sears.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2015
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I guess you don't understand how dangerous hundreds of cracked fuel tanks are. It's inexcusable that Sears does not offer an alternative. Please advise your management that I will NEVER buy another Craftsman product. If you don't support your products, then I might as well buy a Chinese product at much less cost!

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WINFIELD -
May 26, 2015
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Mower battery discharge 917.276320

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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 the charging system on the tractor. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

The alternator is located under the flywheel of your engine. I don't typically recommend this type of repair to the average person as it can be a bit involved and the procedure requires special tools that most people do not happen to have sitting around in a toolbox. 

The flywheel has to be come off of the engine. This will require a puller and a flywheel holder (usually). When you put the flywheel back on, you will need a torque wrench/ratchet or an impact wrench. If the flywheel bolt/nut is not put back on tight enough the flywheel key will shear almost immediately. 

I agree; it does sound as if your charging system is not functioning correctly to charge the battery while in operation. The charging system is controlled by an alternator (stator) and a regulator.

The two outside terminals on the regulator is the AC voltage input from the stator and the center terminal is the DC voltage output. You can disconnect the stator wires at the regulator and measure the AC voltage across the two stator wires. It should produce 28 volts AC at 3600 RPM. If the voltage is correct the stator is OK. Reconnect the two stator wires to the regulator. The red wire coming off the regulator should produce an output of 13.8-14 volts DC or 15 DC amps at 3600 RPM. If the amperage is correct, the battery is bad. If the output is not 15 amps or 13.8 to 14 volts DC, replace the regulator.

For convenience, I have provided links below for both parts, depending on which you need. Just click the link to be directed to the Sears Parts site to view and purchase.

Alternator (Stator) for Model 917.276320

Regulator for Model 917.276320

If you would feel more confident have a Sears Home Service technician help assist with the diagnosis/repair, you can call 1-800-469-4663, or click here to be directed to the page to set up service.

I hope this helps, and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2014

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