Model #917371520 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

I have NO fire. 917371520 Craftsman Mower

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. In the details, it kind of sounds like you are turning the flywheel by hand. When checking the engine for spark you have to be able to turn the flywheel as fast as it would turn if you were pulling on the starter rope. If you are using the starter to turn the engine over and do not have spark I recommend using a screwdriver to check for spark. To do this you need to remove the spark plug from the spark plug wire. Then insert a screwdriver into the spark plug wire boot. Now hold the handle of the screwdriver and position the metal shank of the screwdriver about 1/8 inch away from a bare metal part of the engine. While you hold the screwdriver in this position have a helper pull the starter rope. If you do not see a spark, I recommend replacing the armature. The part number for the armature is and can be ordered from the following link. Replacement armature for a Craftsman mower model 917371520.  

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

 

 

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 20, 2013
A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. In the details, it kind of sounds like you are turning the flywheel by hand. When checking the engine for spark you have to be able to turn the flywheel as fast as it would turn if you were pulling on the starter rope. If you are using the starter to turn the engine over and do not have spark I recommend using a screwdriver to check for spark. To do this you need to remove the spark plug from the spark plug wire. Then insert a screwdriver into the spark plug wire boot. Now hold the handle of the screwdriver and position the metal shank of the screwdriver about 1/8 inch away from a bare metal part of the engine. While you hold the screwdriver in this position have a helper pull the starter rope. If you do not see a spark, I recommend replacing the armature. The part number for the armature is and can be ordered from the following link. Replacement armature for a Craftsman mower model 917371520.  

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

 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark T.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 20, 2013
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