Model #917377271 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

Lawn Mower 6.5 HP Eager-1 Craftsman 917.377271

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

Based upon Mark T's previous response, the video he linked was the one linked below. It is a 2 part video, so I have linked them both.

Unique Carb Video 1

Unique Carb Video 2

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 07, 2015
Q:

How do you remove the debris shield so you can replace the drive belt? 917377271 Craftsman Rotary mower

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly assist you in locating the instructions to replace the drive belt on your mower. I did look into the model number you have provided and I have found information to assist you. 

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The debris shield is the metal or plastic shield that mounts under the belt and above the blade to prevent debris from getting around the belt. It is held in place by 3-4 screws.


the blade adapter has to be removed to remove the debris shield. The blade adapter is usually rusted to the engine shaft and doesn't come off the engine shaft easily. You might have to apply rust buster to the blade adapter several times to get it off the engine shaft.

Let me know if this helps.

 
 
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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .


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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 22, 2014
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The shield is plastic. There are no screws visible. How is the blade adapter attached to the shaft and how is it removed?

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Ty -
May 23, 2014
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To start, remove the blade bolt, then the blade, then blade adapter will then slide off the engine shaft . (see full blade removal in owners manual) 

If the adapter does not slide freely off the engine shaft then rust or cutting debris might be inside it and soaking it with a good penetrating oil should help. You can also try a puller or even loosely reinstalling the blade bolt and then tap on it as you pull against the adapter.

just be sure not to tap too hard or it could damage the threads on the bolt or the engine shaft.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2014
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That did it! with the help of some WD40. Thanks. Getting the new belt on is a PITA, but I got it done.

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Ty -
May 24, 2014
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That is great to hear I am glad you were able to replace your belt.

Thank you for choosing searspartsdirect.com

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2014
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I changed the belt because it was 15 years old and I thought it might have been slipping some when trying to go up hill. I still get about teh same performance. Is there a clutch on the drive mechanism? Thanks, ty

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Ty -
May 27, 2014
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can't remove pull cord housing

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Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with removing the starter. I will be happy to assist you. The starter on your model should be secured with a few 1/4 inch headed screws. To access the starter you need to remove the screw securing the plastic cover on the top of the engine. Once the screw is removed, take the plastic cover off. Then look around the starter housing were it meets the blower housing for the screws. They are small screws and may be hard to see because the fuel tank. Once you find the screws, remove them with a 1/4 inch wrench. After the screws are removed, you should be able to lift the recoil off. If you are replacing the recoil, just place the new recoil onto the engine and secure it with the same screws. Be sure you position the starter in the same direction as the old one before installing the screws. Once the screws are in, you can reinstall the plastic cover and route the starter rope through the loop on the handle.

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
October 28, 2013

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