Model #917378933 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

Electric start MOwer

A:

When that Craftsman mower just won't start, just ask an expert.  In the link I am providing, is information that may get the lawn mower started while an expert responds with additonal information. 

Read More
Anna T -
May 05, 2013
A:

Thanks Anna T. The mower is 9 years old I"ve charged the battery and even exchanged with my other mower (same model but 7 years old) and it also just spins the starter. but it won't engage. This is first start up of the spring. Sooo I replaced the battery into the new mower and it acts the same way??!! I even jumpered in a slightly larger 12 volt fully charged battery and although it spun faster it still won't engage. Assuming that the bendix is stuck I lightly tapped the starter before and during cranking to no avail. Is this a common issue? and what is the process to free up the bendix? Short cut? Thanks, Terry

Read More
Terry -
May 05, 2013
A:

Thank you for your question.   I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. If the starter runs but will not engage the flywheel, I recommend charging the battery first. If the battery is low on charge, it will not spin the starter fast enough to pop the starter gear up. If the battery is charged and it still will not engage the flywheel, I recommend removing the top of the engine to expose the starter gear. Once you have access, try to turn the gear. When you turn the gear in one direction, it should turn the motor. When you turn it in the other direction the gear should turn on the helix and come up. If the gear will not come up, hold the shaft and try to force the gear. If it comes loose, blow out the debris with compressed air. Once it is cleaned out check the operation. This will usually cure the problem.   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
May 07, 2013
See more answers

Top Parts