Model #917377563 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

will not stay running after pushing primmer 917377563 Craftsman Rotary mower

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

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

This sounds like a carburetor issue. You likely have an internal blockage in the fuel jet or a passageway that is starving the engine of fuel after it has been primed. You could also have a stuck needle that is not allowing fuel.

I would pull the carb from the engine. With a full can of carb cleaner, a wire brush, and a bread tie wire to poke through and clean the main jet; I would recommend a very thorough cleaning. Start by taking off the float bowl. Douse it very liberally with carb cleaner, and undo the pin for the float, and remove the needle and float. Clean them very thoroughly with the wire brush and carb cleaner. Pay close attention to the seat the needle sits in and clean it well. Once clean, start brushing the carb bowl and body and make sure you get all the varnish out. It may take three or four brushings with carb cleaner dousing in-between. From there, take the straw of the carb cleaner and shoot carb cleaner through any little hole or passageway of the carb. Shoot out the throat of the carb and poke the main jet with the bread tie wire. You have to make sure you get everything the first time, if you leave anything behind, it’s likely to reclog once you have it reassembled. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2015
Q:

How to replace a rewind starter? 917377563 Craftsman Rotary mower

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help you with your lawn mower. Upon researching model 917377563; start by making sure that the lawn mower is turned off and remove the key from the ignition switch, next disconnect the spark plug.  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

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
June 11, 2015
Q:

Self propelled mechanism locks 917377563 Craftsman Rotary mower

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 Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com. I regret to hear that you are having issues with your mower and do understand your frustration. Yes the plug on the gearcase is for oil.  Remove the plug to add 116.5 ounces of 20W50 motor oil to the transaxle if it is empty if not the oil should be to the bottom of the hole the plug goes in when the transaxle is full. You may also want to listen for broken pieces in the gearcase.

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2013

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