Model #917370440 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Mower won't pull start... 917370440 Craftsman Mower

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct.com. I appreciate you being a valued member and will be happy to assist your with your lawn mower. Upon researching model 917370440, the battery would just be for electric start. Page 11 was just for manual start. Page 19 indicates to charge battery if equipped. The battery only needs to be equipped if using electric start.  There are a couple things to check if the manual start is not working. If the unit was in storage with fuel in carburetor then it could need to be cleaned out.  The carb has tiny air holes that can clog and not allow proper air/fuel mixture. If the pull start doesn’t pull remove spark plug and see if it pulls then. If it pulls with plug out the engine could have flooded. If it doesn’t pull with plug removed then the starter could be seized. Another thing is the operator presence bar has a cable running down the side. At the end of the cable is a spring if the spring is worn out it won’t have enough tension.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
August 07, 2014
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I also have this mower that will not start I have checked spark plug and spare, no spark removed magneto and tested with meter spark plug wire to killswitch connection 5600 ohms but I read 0 ohms from killswitch terminal to the mounting metal of the magneto shorted. is this a bad magneto?

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Steven -
January 18, 2016
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Battery Location 917370442 Craftsman Mower

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com. Glad to help out. Im looking at your model number 917370442 and the battery on this model is located on the rear portion of the mower. Standing behind the mower operators postion, you will want to tilt the leftside up.  You will need to remove the rear door assembly(9 in the diagram). The link is for model number 917370440 is a similiar model, for some reason 917370442 would not show a parts list for it. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. If you have further questions please resubmit your question for further information.
 
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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
April 15, 2014
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Instructions are a little vague, the link to the blow out drawing doesn't help at all. Is the battery located in the door it self or is it between the rear deck shroud and the blade protector round shroud.

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Terry -
November 08, 2015
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How to install rear door on lawn mower 917.370440


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