Model #917257551 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Craftsman Model No. 917257551 lawn tractor fuel leak

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. This engine does not have any areas that are known to leak. I recommend using a pair of vise grips to clamp the hose off. Then watch the leak. If the leak continues for sometime, I would suspect the float bowl gasket leaking. To replace this gasket, unplug the fuel solenoid. Then unscrew the solenoid from the bottom of the carburetor. The float bowl will want to come off with the solenoid. Once the float bowl is removed clean it with carb cleaner and reassemble in the reverse order using new gaskets.

If the leak seems to stop quickly, I suspect the needle and seat are not regulating the fuel level in the float bowl. To repair this remove the float bowl as described before. Once the float is removed, you will see the float and float hinge pin. Hold the float while pulling the hinge pin out with a pair of needle nose pliers. After the pin is removed, lower the float but watch for the needle that is attached to it. If the tip of the needle is missing or torn, you have to replace it. Then flush the area the needle came out of with carb cleaner and reassemble. This will usually take care of the problem but if it continues to leaks, I recommend replacing the carburetor.

I strongly recommend checking the oil in the engine. If it is watery or smells like gas go ahead and change the oil. gas in the oil is just like running the engine without oil and can cause major failure. I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 18, 2011
A:

Thank you for the reply. I am sorry you are having difficulties finding the engine parts. I have looked up the solenoid for you and it is part number 12-757-33-S. The part can be ordered from the link below. Next time you need parts for the engine the engine model number is CV15S-41526.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 14, 2011
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Owner's Manual for a Craftsman riding mower

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Thank you for contacting Manage My Life. Due to the age of the product it appears that the manufacturer is no longer producing the manual so that our site can make it available. I have however, found the parts diagram.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2011

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