Model #33790 KENMORE Vacuum, Upright

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Drive wheels 917.376301


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The front drive wheel 150340 is no longer being made, but it was the original wheel for the mower. The manufacturer has since changed that discontinued wheel to 193144, which is a manufactured substitution for the original wheel.  The drive wheel 71-33790 belongs to a different model and wouldn't be recommended as a replacement for this model number. 

To get the most use and life out of the wheel, it's recommended to also replace the pinion gear that rides on the inside of the wheel. The reason being is that if you put a new wheel with new cogs onto an old gear with worn teeth, that pinion gear will eat into the new wheel, causing premature wear.

Secondly, with all self propelled mowers, you will need to release the drive when you are making corners, or that will also chew up the wheels. If you leave the drive engaged when making corners, just lift up on the front wheels. (If applicable)

I would order the original wheels with the pinion gears and just be mindful when mowing that the drive should only be engaged when going straight. Also, backing up with the drive engaged when going around obstacles and things like that can cause wear on these wheels. 

For convenience, I have included two blue links below for the wheels and the pinion gears you need for this model. Just click the blue links to be directed to the PartsDirect page.

Drive Wheel for Model 917376301

Pinion Gear for Model 917376301 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
September 14, 2013

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