Many gardeners look to the Craftsman brand for sturdy tillers they can count on when preparing soil for the growing season. Over time, the rototiller tines may malfunction or fail to turn entirely, leaving the ground hard and clumpy after each pass. Get the Craftsman front tine tiller parts and the Craftsman rear tine tiller parts you need to keep your tiller running smoothly at Sears PartsDirect.
Most common Craftsman tiller parts that may need replacing
Craftsman tiller tines. The tines rotate and dig into the ground to till the garden soil.
Air filter. The tiller's air filter removes contaminants from air before it reaches the engine, to help reduce engine wear and improve efficiency.
Carburetor. The carburetor mixes air with fuel in the proper proportion to produce a combustible gas. That gas/air mixture is pulled into the cylinder where the piston compresses it and the spark plug ignites it.
Clevis pin. The clevis pin is a shear pin that couples the tines to the rotating tine shaft. The clevis pin is designed to shear off if the tines hit a fixed object during cultivation to prevent damage to the engine and other tiller components.
Depth stake. The depth stake is a metal stake attached to the tiller near the tines. Raise or lower the depth stake to control the tilling depth.
How to fix your Craftsman rototiller when its engine won't start
Check the fuel tank. Make sure the tank is filled with fresh gasoline. Old, stale gas won't start the engine.
Check the carburetor choke setting. Make sure you have the choke closed to start the engine.
Check the air filter. Clean or replace the air filter if it's dirty.
Check the spark plug wire. Make sure the spark plug wire is securely connected to the spark plug.
Sears PartsDirect has the Craftsman tiller model 917 parts you need to keep your garden equipment going
Trust Sears PartsDirect to have the Craftsman rototiller parts you need to fix the equipment quickly when a failure occurs. We have Craftsman front tine tiller parts and replacement parts for rear tine models as well. Use the exploded parts drawings on our Sears PartsDirect website to easily find the Craftsman 900 series tiller parts you need to fix any failure.