Model #917258530 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

I have a Sears Craftsman mower model 917258530. The clutch won't lower.

A:

Turn the engine off and lower the deck to the lowest position. Get someone to raise and lower the deck engagement lever while you watch the idler pulleys and the end of the cable on the deck. Look at the return spring on the deck idler pulley bracket.

Move the idler pulley bracket by hand and see if the spring returns it.

You will find your problem in this area.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
August 18, 2009
Q:

I have a Craftsman riding lawn mower, model 917258530. The blades won't disengage. What can be wrong?

A:

Turn the engine off and lower the deck to the lowest position. Get someone to raise and lower the deck engagement lever while you watch the idler pulleys and the end of the cable on the deck. Look at the return spring on the deck idler pulley bracket.

Move the idler pulley bracket by hand and see if the spring returns it.

You will find your problem in this area.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
August 18, 2009