Model #917286380 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

charging method 917286380 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

Based upon the tractor, I see the engine is a Briggs & Stratton with a model of 441777-0726-E1. This engine uses an alternator, and no regulator. The alternator is part number 696459.

The alternator is under the flywheel on this model. If you remove the engine shroud, the flywheel screen/fan, and then remove the flywheel you will see the alternator coil sitting there.

To find out if the battery is charging you need to read the output voltage of the battery with a volt meter. Test the voltage with the engine not running and nothing turned on. Start the engine and set the speed at full, and test the voltage again.

With no load and no charge the battery should read 12.6 volts dc. With the engine running full speed, the voltage should read 13-14 volts dc.

You can plug that engine model number into SearsPartsDirect.com to see the engine schematics and parts lists.

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

I'm in the process of replacing blades and belt, what other parts should I get as well? 917286380 Craftsman Tractor

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. Wonderful question! Keeping your lawn tractor mantained is always important.  For your tractor, it is recommend to change the belts, blades, all filters, the spark plug, and the oil. I have the part numbers for your specific model number 917286380. For the belts, you need part number 130969 and 197253. For the blades, there are three different types. Hi-lift (138971), Mulching standard (134149), and Mulching premuim (139775). For the engine, model number 441777-0726-E1, you need a fuel filter (691035), an air filter (499486S), the pre cleaner filter (273638S), the oil filter (492932S), a spark plug (RC12YC), and our special oil (100074) You can give us a call at 1800-366-7278 or click here to get those parts ordered. I hope this helps you. Have a great day!

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Samantha A -
Sears Technician
November 20, 2013

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