Model #917288270 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Spark Plug 917288270 Craftsman Tractor

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The spark plug is part number RC12YC, and it will require a 5/8" deep socket or wrench for removal. 

If you do not use a fuel additive like Fuel Stabilizer, I would definitely drain all the old fuel and replace with new. I recommend using fuel additive to keep the fuel fresh and help clean the fuel system. 

In regards to the blade, the beveled or curved section of the blade is facing up into the deck, not towards the ground. That way when the grass it cut, it throws it up into the deck so the curved section can cut it into a finer cut. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 29, 2015
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Accessories 917288270 Craftsman Tractor

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There are attachments for this tractor. To help you identify the numbers for the various attachments, I have linked the attachment fit-up chart below. In searching for your tractor, you will search 28827 for your tractor. 

Craftsman Tractor Attachment Fit-Up Chart

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
December 23, 2014
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adding fluid to transaxle

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Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I will be happy to assist you. I looked up the model number you submitted. The transaxle on this model uses 10 oz of 80w90 gear oil. If the transaxle is not leaking, there should be no need to add oil. If it is leaking, you can add oil by removing the mower deck. The instructions for removing the mower deck are located in the manual. Once the mower deck is removed, you can crawl under the tractor and access the top of the transaxle. First, clean the debris from the top of the transaxle. Then locate the rubber plug on the top under the drive pulley. The image below shows the location of the plug. You should be able to pull it out with your fingers. After you have the plug out measure how much oil is in the transaxle. It should be roughly half-full. If it is not, add 80W90 until it is half-full. Then replace the plug by pressing it into the hole.

 

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2013
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Thanks for the info . The transaxle has a leak on the left side. I will be purchasing the correct gear oil tomorrow Hopefully it wil fix the issue of the mower not moving at top speed. I will keep you informed. thanks for running down this information for me. THANKS AGAIN JOE

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joe -
November 05, 2013
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If the tractor is not driving as fast as it should I recommend pulling back on the brake pedal when the tractor slows down. If it picks up speed, I suspect the belt is slipping. A worn belt, clutch binding, or a broken return spring could cause this. I recommend cleaning around the clutch assembly first. The image below shows where to clean. Just click on the image to enlarge it. Once it is cleaned out, work the brake pedal while you watch the belt. The belt should tighten up when you release the pedal. If it does not pull back and tighten the belt, inspect the clutch return spring. Please let me know what you find. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2013
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put in some gear oil tractor ran faster.checked the return spring the brake pedal the belt everything seemed fine. I have only one question how much deflection should the belt have when engaged this one has about a quarter inch deflection which i assume is alright. joe

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joe -
November 06, 2013
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Joe, If you only have 1/2 inch deflection, that should be fine. The spring will only pull the belt so tight. The real test is if the tractor stalls when going up a hill. If it stops on a hill, I suspect the belt is slipping. Based on how tight it is I do not think you will have a problem on the hill. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 09, 2013
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