Model #917370720 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Mower read drive wheel pinion assembly diagram/instructions 917.370720

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more than happy to assist you. I can understand any frustration you may have experienced with regards to your unit. Let’s see what we can do for you.

I'm showing that there is a breakdown of those parts in the parts list of the mower. It tells you witch parts go on first and what order they are in. Ill posts a link below to get to the parts brake down of the mower, and the pinion assembly.

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JeffwallaceIII -
Sears Technician
July 13, 2015
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mower diagram 917.370720 drive components.

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I understand how important this can be. Please allow 2 business days for an expert to answer your question. Have a nice day!

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Dezeray -
July 10, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I will be happy to assist you with reassembly of the pinion. I posted an image below that shows how the parts fit. Just click on the image to enlarge it.

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



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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2012
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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2012
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thanks Mark, am I to understand that the spring holds the pawl down until the drive is engaged. At that point the pawl pops up into the engaged position.

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CaptainJim -
July 12, 2012
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You are correct the spring should hold the pawl down. Once the drive is engaged the drive shaft turns and the pawl engages the gear. The reason you have to push the mower a little after releasing the lever is because the spring is not strong enough to pull it back. It only holds the pawl in the disengaged position until the shaft turns.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2012
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I'm in Farmingdale where is the closest repair center

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John -
March 03, 2014
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lawnmowewr gear sssembly

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Mowing would become a chore with this problem. I was able to locate a similar question for this model that may help while you wait for the expert response. I attached to the first link below. If parts are needed, I also added the Sears Parts Direct link for your mower. I hope these links help.

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Barbara H. -
June 16, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I will be happy to assist you. The mower has a drive gear on each side. These gears have a pawl that engages the gear. If the pawl does not engage, the wheel will not drive. I recommend removing the wheel on the side that does not drive. Then inspect the gear on the inside of the wheel. If the gear is fine, remove the pinion assembly. Inspect all the pieces and clean them with brake cleaner. Once the parts are cleaned, use the image below to reassemble the pinion. You can use some dry graphite to ensure smooth operation. After you have it reassembled, check the operation. If you still have a problem, I recommend replacing the pinion. The parts can be ordered from the following link. Craftsman mower parts



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

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 19, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I will be happy to assist you. The mower has a drive gear on each side. These gears have a pawl that engages the gear. If the pawl does not engage, the wheel will not drive. I recommend removing the wheel on the side that does not drive. Then inspect the gear on the inside of the wheel. If the gear is fine, remove the pinion assembly. Inspect all the pieces and clean them with brake cleaner. Once the parts are cleaned, use the image below to reassemble the pinion. You can use some dry graphite to ensure smooth operation. After you have it reassembled, check the operation. If you still have a problem, I recommend replacing the pinion. The parts can be ordered from the following link. Read More

Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 19, 2012
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Here is an image that will enlarge.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 19, 2013
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