Model #917250261 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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  • Wheels And Tires
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  • Electrical
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  • Chassis And Enclosures
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  • Ground Drive
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  • Steering Assembly
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  • Engine
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  • Seat Assembly
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  • Lift Assembly
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  • 50" Mower Deck
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  • Transaxle
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Question and Answers

Q:

917250261 mower blades and also electrical diagram needed.

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. If the engine dies when you engage the mower deck, it could be caused by an electrical problem or something binding. To determine which it is, I recommend removing the mower deck belt from the clutch. Then start the tractor and engage the PTO switch. If the engine keeps running, the problem is something is binding. Most likely, something is jamming the blades. You will need to look under the mower deck and try to turn the blades with a gloved hand. Once you can turn the blades, reconnect the deck belt and check the operation.

 

If the engine still dies with the belt off the tractor has an electrical problem. Usually this is caused by a defective seat switch.

The image below contains an image of the wiring diagram. Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 12, 2013
A:

SHANNON, the seat should be on when it is not pushed and off when pushed. Also check the connector going to the seat switch. If the connetor is not seated the engine will die when the blades are engaged.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2013
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SHANNON, The letters on the wiring diagram indicate the terminal letters on the switch. If you look on the back of the switches, you will see the letters. The tables towards the bottom of the wiring diagram show the terminal letters that should have continuity in each position. For instance: If the key is turned to on/run you should have continuity between the B and L terminals. If the engine dies when you engage the blades or let out on the clutch, I suspect the problem is in the seat switch or the connector. The connector has a wire that will short the two wires if it is not pushed on the switch all the way or if it is defective. A quick check you can do is cut one of the wires about 3 inches back from the connector. Once one wire is cut tape the end of each wire so it cannot touch ground. Then start the tractor and carefully check the operation. If the tractor works, the problem is in the seat switch or connector. I recommend replacing both to make sure it is fixed. DO NOT USE THE TRACTOR WITH THE WIRE CUT THIS JUST FOR TESTING. Use a butt splice to reconnect the wires. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you run into problems. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2013
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Q:

Would you supply me with an R&R diagram for an electric clutch on a model 917250261 yard tractor?

A:

We don't have an R and R diagram for replacing the electric clutch on a yard tractor.

To replace the clutch, disconnect the wire harness to the clutch. Remove the bolt through the stationary idler pulley that bolts the engine down. Remove the idler pulley.

Remove the bolt that holds the stationary idler bracket to the frame, this bolt also holds the engine down. Remove the stationary idler bracket.

Remove the mower deck from the tractor. Work the deck belt off the electric clutch.

Remove the bolt that holds the clutch to the engine shaft. The clutch will slide off the engine shaft for replacement.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 09, 2009
Q:

Need to know how to install the deflector spring on the deflector on craftsman mower model 917250261?

A:

I am sending you 3 images showing how the spring should look after installing it. The images might be slightly different than the deflector on your mower, but the idea is the same.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 21, 2010