Model #917276681 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Looking for help with tractor that wont start 917276681

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Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having this problem with the tractor. Usually when a battery is connected backwards, it will blow the fuse. First, be sure the fuse is good by removing it and looking at it closely. If the fuse is ok, I recommend following the diagnostics below.

 

 

 

First, make sure the engagement lever is down or the PTO button is pushed in and the brake pedal is fully depressed or the tractor will not attempt to turn over. If the fuse is good, you have a wiring or switch problem. The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a voltmeter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.

 

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the first blue dot in the image. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the next blue dot. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the next blue dot. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last blue dot you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

 

To determine starter or solenoid short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run.  

 

If the tractor still will not run once you get the starting issue fixed, please let me know. I will be happy to assist you with diagnosing that.

 

Once you have the engine running, check the voltage at the battery. You should have at least 13.5 volts. If you do not have at least 13.5 volts, the charging system is not working. This can be caused by connecting the battery backwards. To repair this, the stator needs to be replaced.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 19, 2013
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Model # 917276681

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I apologize, that you're having this problem with your tractor. I have done some research and located a link similar to your question that will tell you where and how to put oil. Hope this helps and thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Carmen G -
August 27, 2012
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Thank you for your question.



I will be happy to assist you. The transaxle in your tractor originally was filled with 1.9 liters of 10W30 oil. If you are servicing the transaxle, it is recommended to drain the oil and refill with 1.9 liters of 5W50 synthetic.

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 28, 2012
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I have a Craftsman Garden Tractor Model #917.273070 and i want to change the rearend oil.

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Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. Your expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner.

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aashe -
November 15, 2011
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If there is a drain plug (some do not have one) it will be on the left side of the transmission down low, almost under the axle area. It's a little pipe plug. The pipe plug that is higher up is the fill plug. When you put oil back in, you will fill it (30wt non-detergent) until the oil begins to run out of that plug hole.

The manufacturer does not list a torque value for the lug nuts. However, I generally torque them to about 60-65foot pounds and I've not ever run into an issue with it.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
November 16, 2011
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Yes there was a plug and it took 4 1/2 qts. and a Fill plug above. Thank you very much.

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Kboomg -
November 17, 2011
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I have a model # 917276681 mower and I changed the rear seal on the transaxel and I found a plug on the blower side of the rear and is that the oil plug I need to remove and how do I get it off to fill the oil?

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Lonnie -
August 27, 2012
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