Model #917388040 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

motor runs too fast 917.388040

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the overly RPM'd engine issue you arre having with the Tecumseh, I know how concerning that can be.
There is an idle adjustment screw on the carburetor, but the manual states that it is factory set and does not recommend adjusting it. Has it been adjusted that you are aware of? If so, that is most likely the issue you are having. Since it's not recommended to be adjusted, Sears recommends having a Sears service center make the adjustment because incorrect adjustments can cause engine damage. However, if you are mechanically inclined, I would pull up some resources online on how to adjust idle for Tecumseh engines and you should be in good shape. 
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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 30, 2014
Q:

Gas hose placement in primer area

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What is the model number of your engine? The engine that comes up with the mower model number shows the primer bulb as being right on the carburetor itself, so there won't be a hose with that. Check on the engine for any kind of numbers and I'll see what I can find.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 05, 2013
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Model number 917388040. I need to know how the carburetor tube goes on and which way it faces.

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Deverl -
October 05, 2013
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Look on the engine to see if you can locate the model number, in order to see the diagrams for your engine, I have to have that model number as the mower model number just shows images for the mower unit itself.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 07, 2013
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The model number is 917388040.

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Anonymous -
October 08, 2013
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The model number you're giving me is from the mower itself. Look on the engine and there should be a number engraved on it somewhere around the shroud. The number will generally look like "12t011-1234" .

The mower model shows an engine that does not use a remote primer bulb, so there won't be a tube on that engine.

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Wade_B -
Sears Technician
October 08, 2013
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Q:

Is there any winding starter with cable available for sale? 917388040 Craftsman Gas, walk behind lawnmower

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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James -
May 11, 2013
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Thank You for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com

I can understand the frustration when the starter doesn't work. I was able to locate a complete rewind starter for your mower. 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 below to be taken to the page.

Complete Rewind Starter for Model 917.388040

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
May 12, 2013
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