Model #917289344 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

tractor won't stay running 917289344 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you're having with the tractor. I know how frustrating that is. 

This sounds like an issue with one of the tractor's safety switches. It could be an issue with the brake/clutch switch, blade engagement switch, or the seat switch.

I would recommend cleaning the contacts within the connects and make sure the connectors are firmly connected. If that doesn't help, you will need to test the switches for continuity to determine which is at fault. I have posted a short video below that will help you with that. 

Tractor Safety Switch Testing

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 17, 2015
Q:

Cracked crankcase - Kohler Courage 22 hp 917289344 Craftsman Tractor

A:

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I am sorry to hear of the cracked crankcase on the Kohler engine. i know how frustrating that is. 

Unfortunately, it does not appear Kohler is making the crankcase or short block any longer for this model of Kohler. It looks like the tractor came with a 2-year warranty from purchase date, so I suspect that it is currently out of the manufacturer's warranty period at this point. 

The best recommendation I have would be to take the tractor to a local machine/repair shop and see if they can either substitute a crankcase or fabricate one. Outside of that, a replacement engine would be needed.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
March 29, 2015
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engine mounting bolts 917289344 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear that the engine mounting bolts keep coming loose. I know how frustrating that is.

You are exactly right; Loctite would be the preferred method in keeping the bolts tight, in place, and prevent vibration from working the bolts loose. There are many variations of Loctite, and personally I recommend the blue formula, but just look at the hardware specification on the package to ensure you pick the right kind.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
January 04, 2015
A:

Thanks Jeff. I ended up using the red that had a higher torque value to remove the bolt. Thanks again, John

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January 04, 2015
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