Model #917254271 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

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Q:

Riding lawn mower

A:

Thank you for your question.

Then engine has a stator under the flywheel and the flywheel has magnets on the inside of it. When the flywheel spins around the stator, it generates electricity. The electricity passes through a diode to change it to DC voltage. The DC voltage charges the battery. If the battery is not charging, I recommend checking the voltage on the red wire coming from the engine. You have to do this check with the engine running. If you do not have any voltage, I recommend replacing the stator.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tractor.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2011
Q:

I have a 917254271 Craftsman Riding mower & tractor and it runs fine, until I lower the deck then it dies. I'm thinking the safety switch is broken or gone, b.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I looked up the model number you have submitted. According to the parts list I have this lawn mower does not have any safety switches. If your tractor is older than 1986 model, it will not have a safety switch. I recommend tracing the kill wire from the engine. If it is making contact with the frame when you lower the deck the engine will die.

If your tractor is newer than 1986 please double check the model number on the tractor and reply below.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 25, 2012
A:

Darryl, The tractor does have a few interlock switches but they are in the starting circuit. There are not any that will kill the engine if you come off the seat when the blades are turned on. A simple test you can try is to remove the mower deck belt. Then start the engine and lift the deck engagement lever. If the engine still dies, I recommend checking the black wire from the ignition coil under the blower housing to the ignition switch. If the engine keeps running when you lift the lever, I recommend checking the pulleys on the mower deck. I hope this is helpful. P.S I have posted an image of the wiring diagram I show for this tractor.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 27, 2012
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