Model #917370542 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

drive cable connection at lower end 917370542 Craftsman Lawn mower

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Thank you for your inquiry on your Craftsman Lawn Mower, Model 917.370542. From reviewing the details on your model, I have provided a link to a couple of videos on similar models of lawn mowers, which should be able to assist you on replacing the drive cable correctly.

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Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the lawn mower opener to prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
May 05, 2015
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I have a Craftman Push Lawnmower model # 917-370542 Engine #122T05-3846-B2. I need instructions on how to remoce and clear the Carborator

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Managemylife.com is a great resource when cleaning the carburetor on a Craftsman lawn mower. Below I have provided a video and link that may be helpful while waiting for an expert answer.

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Anna T -
April 03, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you with cleaning the carburetor. Before you any attempt to work on the fuel system, be sure the area is well ventilated and there are no open flames. Then click here to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor.

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
April 05, 2012
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Assembly of the drive cable on a model 917.370542 craftsman lawnmower. No clue where the spring at the end of the drive cable attaches to?!?!?!?

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When making some adjustments to your mower I know how important it is to have detailed instructions to make the project much easier. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good tips to help you with your project. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
May 11, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with attaching the drive cable. I have added an image below showing how the springs are attached. Please click on the image below to enlarge it.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance with the lawn mower.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 13, 2011
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Thank you Mark T. Unfortunately it seems I'm more confused than ever.....LOL Looking at the pictures you provided, is that the Part 11 (spring, return) connecting the gear case to the lawnmower and then the spring at the end of drive cable connecting to the spring, return? Unfortunately the close up pick is out of focus and I couldnt really tell...... Thanks again

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Nelson -
May 13, 2011
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I am sorry for the image quality we do not have the mower here to take the pictures. I had to rely on someone at the factory with the camera. I have circled the end of the drive cable in blue and both ends of the return spring in red. The drive will connect to the small arm of the gear case. The return spring will connect to the metal belt guide and the other end to the mower housing. I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 13, 2011
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I read and checked out this info before, it is different than my mower. My model no. is 917.370581 a rear drive self propelled.

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John -
June 18, 2011
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Hello John, I am sorry the information was not helpful. I have looked up the model number you have submitted. According to the parts list this should have been the correct information. I know some time the manufacture will change a product but use the same drawings in the manual. If you could reply below with a picture of the top and the bottom of the gear case, I will be able to see what style you have. I hope to hear from you.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 19, 2011
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