Model #917388861 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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How do I replace the starter rope on mower model 917388861? 917388861 Craftsman Rotary mower

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Benny23 -
Sears Technician
April 13, 2015
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How do I get the old BLADE ADAPTER off the crankshaft so I may put a replacement one on? 917388861 Craftsman Rotary mower

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I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there is problems with repairing the lawn mower.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Craftsman Lawn mower model number 917388861.

The blade adapter is easy to get off but may take a little force.  Just need to remove the bolt and the 2 washers as taking off the blade.   Set the bolt and 2 washers to the side.   Usually the blade adaptor comes right off when you take off the blade.  If it doesn't then you may need to take a strong screwdriver to go under the outside lip and pry it up and off.

When changing the blade adapter and you rebolt the blade.   It is best to make sure the bolt is really good and clean or get a new bolt because it will need to be very tight when you re-install the blade.

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
May 29, 2014
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How do I replace the starter on my craftsman 917-388861 rotary lawn mower?

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You'll need to remove the outer engine shroud. That's the plastic part that covers the top of the engine. Should be just a few screws that hold it in place. Once you have that out of the way the starter is sitting right there. You can unbolt it and take the starter off. If the rope broke, you won't need to replace the entire starter unless you just want to. You can get a new rope and just re-rope the starter and you should be back in business.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
June 22, 2009
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I need to replace the starter rope on my Craftsman power mower model #917.376523. It was purchased in 2005. The starter assy is riveted to the top of the engine. Can I jut drill out the rivets and will the 3 screws be strong enough to hold the starter assy in place? Thanks

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Tom -
May 18, 2013
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