Model #917387620 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Walk behind mower runs a while then dies 917387620

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com and being a valued member. It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your mower and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 917387620 and I recommend checking the engine for spark first. To check for spark remove the spark plug. Then connect the spark plug to the spark plug wire. Now you will need to hold the base of the spark plug to a clean metal surface with insulated pliers. Once you have the spark plug in position have a helper turn the engine over. You should see a blue spark from the spark plug. If you do not have spark, remove the kill wire from the module. Then check for spark again. If there is no spark, the module is defective. The module is item 333 on the diagram. It can also be an issue with the fuel or the compression. The first thing I would do is remove the fuel filter and pour a few teaspoons for fuel into the throat of the carburetor. Then try to start the engine. If the engine starts and stalls the problem is in the fuel supply or carburetor. Usually the carburetor needs to be cleaned because it has been sitting. Once the carburetor is cleaned, fill the tank with fresh fuel and check the operation. If the engine does not try to start with pouring gas into the carburetor the problem could be with compression. To check the compression you need to remove the spark plug. Then tuck the spark plug wire out of the way. Put your finger over the spark plug hole to seal it. The compression should blow past your finger. If it does not the engine has an internal problem. I trust this information will help you.

 

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
October 31, 2014
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Replacing starter rope...? 917387620 Craftsman Gas, walk behind lawnmower

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You will need to use a power drill and a 3/16 drill bit to drill out the rivets and replace them when installing the new starter rope with the nuts, washers and bolts. There will be spots to put hardware once the rivets are out. The manufacturer uses rivets for speed of assembly. If you were to buy the rewind starter assembly versus just the rope, the kit would include the hardware, but if you’re just replacing the rope, you will need to purchase the necessary hardware. The rewind starter hex screw is part number 690837, and the hex nut is 690800. They are sold individually, so you will need to adjust the quantity accordingly.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 06, 2014
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Or I could remove the gas tank and then remove the entire shroud that the housing is riveted to, which gives me access to the starter coil and install the cord that way. Youtube is great !

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Scott -
October 06, 2014
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broken rear wheel bushing 917387620 Craftsman Gas, walk behind lawnmower

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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. Glad to help out. Im looking at your model number 917387620 and the manufacturer does not list any parts for the wheels and sold as an assembly. If the bushing is damaged the wheel will need to be replaced. I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. If you have further questions please resubmit your question for further information.
 
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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2014

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