Model #917293400 CRAFTSMAN Rear Tine, Gas Tiller

Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

rear tine tiller will start but will not change gears model 917293483

A:

I understand that your rear tine tiller is not changing gears. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.

Read More
Alina F. -
May 05, 2011
A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry that your rear tine tiller will not engage the gears.

Sometimes to get the transmission to shift you have to rock the tiller on its wheel to take the bind out of the shifter.

If you can start the engine but the shifter will not engage the gears, then it sounds like you have an internal gear box problem.

Is it that the shifter will not move from one position to another forward/reverse, or can you not move the shift lever at all into the drive positions?

If this is the first time using it this year check to see if the shifter shaft has not seized up on the top of the transmission. You may have to use some spray lubricant to loosen this up is this is the case.

I am going to assume you have had the belt cover off and the drive belt is in good condition and is on the drive pulley and with the idler pulley being able to tighten the belt correctly.

If there is not any problem on the outside drive system them we will have to assume the transmission is locked up and will need to be repaired.

Please let me know what you find and reply and I will be happy to help you further.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

Read More
Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 05, 2011
A:

I had this same problem with my 917293400 and after breaking it down I found that the shaft for the shift selector (part 142145) had frozen up where it enters the gear case. Had to heat up the sleeve it goes through and use a gear puller to push it out.

Read More
Anonymous -
May 09, 2011
A:

the shitft lever works freely back and forth. the indicator doesn't move from reverse to nuetral to forward or foward tine

Read More
marlene -
July 19, 2013
See more answers
Q:

Transmission Grease for Rear Tine Tiller

A:

Below I have attached the link to your owners manual. It will explain any kind of maintenance that needs to be done to your tiller and how to do so. I hope this helps!

Read More
Jackie S -
May 09, 2011
A:

I have the manual (actually two different versions of it) and neither tells the amount of lube required.

Read More
Anonymous -
May 09, 2011
A:

Typically from a cleaned out transmission case the assembled unit will take about 3-4 tubes. I usually pack all the gears with 2 tubes and then put it all together and run the machine for a few minutes and then put in another tube on top of that, via the grease zerk.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Read More
XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
May 10, 2011
See more answers
Q:

tillercarburetor kit diagram 143976001

A:

Repairs without a diagram makes everything twice as difficult. While you wait for the expert, I did find the owner's manual for your tiller and I see it has some pretty good diagrams for the engine. It may help get things started. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!

Read More
Barbara H. -
September 12, 2010
A:

I will email you directly a manual. The file is too large for me to attach here.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

Read More
XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
September 13, 2010
See more answers

Top Parts