Model #917295450 CRAFTSMAN Front Tine, Gas Tiller

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Q:

roto tiller part 917295450 Craftsman Tiller

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
I do see that the lever singly has been discontinued by the manufacturer with no direct substitute. I looked into the cable and do see that there has been a substitution cable with lever from the manufacturer. I don't see your model listed, but it uses the same cable as the original, so it may be a viable option for you if the lever looks the same. I have posted the link below so that you may click on it and be directed to SearsParts to view and purchase if it looks good.

Tine Control/Cable Assembly

Outside of the option above, you could try running an online search for part number 2635J to see if any are still in circulation. The manufacturer hasn't offered a replacement to the original, so we don't have a lever to recommend outside of the original. Hopefully the option above works. 
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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 29, 2014
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I have an older front tine tiller gas was leaking out of carb with filter off my machine I tipped up and it stopped my question is why?

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dave -
May 30, 2015
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Craftsman model 917.295460 5HP tiller

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I understand how important it can be when it comes to the proper maintenance on the tiller. with the models on the tiller being different there is no telling what similarities they would have in common without the manual to your original model. You will receive a detailed reply from an expert with in 24-48 hours.

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Priscilla V -
April 04, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you with the tiller. I have looked up the manual for model 917.295450. The information in that manual will be accurate for your model. To change the oil start the engine and let it run for 5 minutes to warm the oil. Then remove the oil drain plug and the oil fill plug. After the oil is drained, reinstall the drain plug and refill with SAE30 motor oil.

The engine uses regular unleaded gas.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 06, 2012
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Thank you for your help Mark, Last question, You said to start the engine this tiller has not been started for at least 1 -2 years is it still safe to start the engine? I checked the oil it is full and appears clean on my finger my concern is inside the engine could it be caked up in there? Again, thank you for your assistance Regards, Erica

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Erica -
April 06, 2012
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Erica, As long as the engine is full and the oil looks ok, I recommend starting it. You only want to let it run long enough for the oil to warm up. This will allow the oil to drain faster and it suspends any debris in the oil. If you drain the oil without starting the engine, the gunk that has settled to the bottom of the engine will not get flushed out. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 09, 2012
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That makes perfect sense as to why I need to start it. Thank you very much for your help and A Till"N I Will Go ! Have A Great Day, Erica

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Erica -
April 09, 2012
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how do i replace on my tiller(model 917.2954500) the start up rope and how to rewind the spring

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I understand how important it is for you to have the proper instructions on how to install the tiller rope so that you have no further problems and I will be happy to help you. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with more information about your problem: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/138461-how-do-i-replace-a-broken-rope-on-a-tiller. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
October 27, 2010
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You will need to take the fan shroud off the engine. There will normally be 2 bolts on top and 2 bolts on the bottom that hold the shroud on the engine. Once those are removed you will have the full access to the starter assembly.

You will need to wind the starter by hand to build pressure on it; this is winding the spring up. Do this until it gets pretty hard to turn it anymore and then put a screwdriver through the assembly to keep it from coming back unwound. Then feed your new rope through the hole on the outside and into the starter pulley where there will be a little hole to pull it through. Pull a little bit of the rope through to give some room to tie a knot in the end of it. Then hold the rope securely and remove the screwdriver. The pulley will begin to unwind which will pull the rope and wrap it around the pulley. When it stops pulling in, pull about 6 inches of rope back out and cut the rope. Attach your starter handle to the end and you're ready to mount the shroud back on the engine.

There are a lot of videos for this on YouTube. You can go to YouTube and search for "tiller starter rope" or even "starter rope" to find a video that will show this process. It's not nearly as hard as people think that it may be.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2010
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