Model #917374551 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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  • Drive Control/gear Case/wheels
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Q:

Replacing Drive Control Lever 917374551 Craftsman Mower

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

To help you with the installation of the new drive control, I have posted below the instructions. Just follow the bottom paragraph for the rear wheel self propel when you get to that point as this instruction sheet covers both. 



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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 22, 2015
Q:

what year is my cratsman mower model; 917.374551 917.374551

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect. I will be more than happy to assist you with your Craftsman mower.

From the information you have provided above, I can understand the frustration of having your mower malfunction, after researching model number 917.374551. This mower was manufactured back on 10/25/2010. The mower is about 5 years old.

I hope you found this information useful. Again thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business, have a great day.

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Benny23 -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2015
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engine will not turn over 917374551 Craftsman Mower

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You did not say if it was turning over or not. Mine died the other day and it seems the coil just up and quit.

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Craig -
May 05, 2015
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The engine will not turn over with the starter or by pulling.

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Brian -
May 05, 2015
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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the starting issue you’re having with the mower. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

There are three basics the engine needs: Ignition, Compression, and Fuel.

First, go back to the spark plug. Remove the lead, or wire, that connects from the engine to the plug. Remove the plug and put it back in the lead. Now position the lead so the metal end of the plug is against the engine or another clean unpainted metal ground point. Keep your hands away from the plug so you do not get shocked, and have a helper pull the rewind start. Look for sparks at the end of the spark plug. Look carefully as it might be hard to see in sunlight or other bright lights. If there is spark there then you have ignition, the first of the three basics. If not, the spark module will likely need replacement.

The engine should have been spinning over faster once the plug was removed and you should hear air rushing out of the spark plug holes in puffs. You could even try putting a thumb or finger over the plughole to see if the pressure pushes your finger off when turning over, just be careful not to touch the grounded plug so you do not get shocked. If that all happens then you have the second ingredient, compression. If not then you may need a valve adjustment or may have a broken component inside the engine. 

That leaves fuel. Check the tip of the plug you just removed, if fuel is reaching the engine there should be some residue there and it should look somewhat wet. If you used your finger to check compression then you may even see some residue on your finger. If there is fuel here, your problem may be old fuel or a timing issue. Try putting a small amount of good fuel into the throat of the carburetor and try to start. If your problem is fuel related only, the engine should now try to start, or even run, until the fuel you put in is gone. That would indicate the fuel supply is being stopped in the fuel tank, fuel line, fuel filter, or carburetor. 

If you would feel more confident have a Sears Home Service technician help assist with the diagnosis/repair, you can call 1-800-469-4663, or click here to be directed to the page to set up service.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.   

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 06, 2015
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