• Recently Viewed  
  • Cart 

    Your Shopping Cart

    Showing last added item

    Parts Qty

    Total items:

Can't locate your model number? Use our finder

Choose your product type

Common model number plates

View sample model numbers by selecting your product brand


Craftsman Tractormodel #917288662

Add this model to "My Models" for easy access later.

Craftsman Tractor Model #917288662 was saved to your profile.

You have reached the maximum number of models that can be added to your list.

Please Sign In or Register to have unlimited usage.

Questions & Answers about this model powered by

We have a team of experts and an active community here to answer any questions you have. In addition to help from the community, our experts actively follow up on questions to get you the information you need.

lawn tractor charging voltage

I have a Craftsman lawn tractor 24 HP B&S engine, model 917.288662. I recently replaced a bad battery with a brand new one and checked the voltage across the battery with the engine running. At idle, it reads 13.9V and at full throttle it reads 15.9V. Are these voltages within the acceptable values or is it overcharging? Other questions: Is there a voltage regulator on this model? How can I tell if there is a fuel shutoff solenoid installed? Thanks, Ken

Posted December 28, 2012


Alina, December 28, 2012

Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. Your expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Have a great day!

Mark T , December 29, 2012

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I looked up the model number you submitted. According to the parts list this model has a fuel solenoid installed on the bottom of the carburetor. The engine has the highest unregulated charging system on it. I checked in the manual for voltage output. It only gives the minimum output. 15.9 volts should be ok. I know my battery charger charges at 17 volts and I have never had a problem with any of my batteries.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

Ken, January 08, 2013

Thanks for the help. Do I understand correctly that there is no regulator on the charging system?

Mark T , January 14, 2013

Ken, That is correct. The engine does not have a regulator.


Please log in or register to add your comments.

Join this conversation

Join the

Have a repair or installation question about this model?


M-F 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. CST
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST
Sun 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST

Call close >>

Thank you! Your model has been added.

Save model in your profile permanently

Don't have a profile? It's fast and easy to create one. Sign up now and you can access your models anytime, anywhere.

Sign In Register

Save to this computer*

This option is valuable if you expect to revisit Sears PartsDirect using this computer and browser in the future.

*Saved models will only persist on this computer and browser. Model retention may be affected by your browser settings.

OK, Continue

Register Existing Customer? Sign In

By clicking Register, I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.

Forgot password

The email address you entered is incorrect. Please try again.

Please enter your email address for this account. We will send you a confirmation email containing a link to reset your password. The password can be used across the entire suite of Sears websites.

Email Sent

An email has been sent to your account. Please follow the link in the email and you'll be prompted to create a new password. The password can be used for PartsDirect, Kmart, Sears, etc.

Password must include

  • At least 6 characters, no more than 15.
  • At least 1 letter (a - z)
  • At least 1 number (0 - 9)
  • No spaces
  • No special characters (i.e. %$#!@*)
  • Passwords are CaSe SEnSiTivE
  • Can't repeat same character more than 3 times in a row