Model #917276400 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

I need to fix a flat onn my craftsman lawn tractor.

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I have a craftsman XL1000 lawn tractor that was spitting oil out of the muffler so I went to change the oil thinking maybe to much oil 917276400 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. I am sorry to hear of the issue you are experiencing with fuel in the oil and coming out of the muffler, I know how frustrating that is.

Fuel will enter the oil chamber when the float on the carburetor sticks open or you have an issue with the float being fuel logged, or a needle and seat issue. You will need to clean, rebuild, or replace the carburetor to solve the issue.

This also explains why the oil started to spit out of the muffler. When the oil is over capacity, the engine will burn off the excess and it will migrate out of the exhaust.

You will want to do a complete oil change after addressing the carburetor issue, as by having fuel in the oil thins it out and it will cause internal engine damage. Don't use the tractor until you have this issue resolved.

For convenience, I have included blue links below that you may click on to be directed to the PartsDirect site to view and purchase the needed parts. There are two different carb manufacturers being used on these engines, so if you plan to do a rebuild, you will need to pull the carb and see what manufacturer name is on it to get the right one. I have included the entire carb below as the Walbro option.

Carburetor for model 917276400

Nikki Rebuild for model 917276400

Walbro Rebuild for model 917276400

If you have any further questions or inquires, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 26, 2013
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Craftsman Lawn tractor will not engage any gears

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I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your tractor and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some god information. Click here for the link. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
May 16, 2013
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Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having problems with your Craftsman tractor model 917.276400.   I will try to give you all information needed to fix the tractor. The first question is have you removed the rear wheels. The rear wheels have a square axle key that drive them. I have provided you with an image below showing the placement of the axle key.  If the axle key is in position, the next check to make is if the drive belt is still on. With the tractor on a level surfaced and the engine off look under the tractor at the drive belt. The belt should be free of slack and go around all of the pulleys. The best way to access the drive belt is with the mower deck removed. Once the drack it removed you can click the following link. The link will take you to a video that shows how to replace the belt. Craftsman tractor drive belt replacement.   If the belt is fine put the tractor in neutral and try to push it. If you can push the mower, you know the brake is not the problem. If you cannot push the tractor, the problem is likely a stuck brake. You will need to mover the break lever on the transaxle to see if it is sticking. If it is stuck you should be able to free it up by spraying a little WD-40 on the brake lever. Then work it back and forth.   Next check the brake lever on the transaxle. If it has been sitting for a long period of time it might be stuck on. The lever is located on the right side of the tractor inside of the frame. I recommend working the lever back and forth to make sure it is moving freely.  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.  If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a  Sears technician.  Here is a link for the website:  Sears Home Services.  I hope this helps get the tractor going. If you need further assistance, please reply with the details of what you have found.   Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 18, 2013
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