Model #917270680 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

Tractor does not turn over. 917270680 Craftsman Tractor 917270680 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the starter motor is turning but not engaging I recommend checking the battery connection first. If the battery is connected backwards the motor will spin backwards and not pop the gear up. If the battery is connected correctly I recommend moving the gear on the starter. Sometimes the gear can get stuck in the down position. This is caused by dust and debris. If you hold the bottom portion of the starter drive with one hand and rotate the gear with the other the gear should come up. Once you get the gear to move you can blower the starter drive out with compressed air. Then check the operation. If it seems to be fine, go ahead and reassemble the top of the engine. If it continues to stick, you can try lubing it with dry graphite.  If that does not cure the problem, the starter or starter dive can be replaced. The parts if needed can be ordered from the following link. Replacement parts for a Craftsman tractor model 917270680.

 

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

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark. 

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2013
Q:

I am looking for the intake & Exhaust valve settings for a craftsman lawn mower model #917270680

A:

The valve clearances for your engine are .003-.005 intake, and .005-.007 exhaust.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 28, 2010
Q:

I replaced the battery, but tractor does not turn over. 917270680 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having this problem with the tractor. I will be happy to assist you with this problem. First, make sure the engagement lever is down or the PTO button is pushed in and the brake pedal is fully depressed or the tractor will not attempt to turn over. If you have already done this, I recommend checking the fuse. The fuse is located behind the dash. If the fuse is good, you have a wiring or switch problem. The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a volt meter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.

 

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the first blue dot in the image. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the next blue dot. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the next blue dot. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last blue dot you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

 

To determine starter or solenoid short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run. 

 

If the tractor still will not run once you get the starting issue fixed, please let me know. I will be happy to assist you with diagnosing that.

 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2013
A:

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the starter motor is turning but not engaging I recommend checking the battery connection first. If the battery is connected backwards the motor will spin backwards and not pop the gear up. If the battery is connected correctly I recommend moving the gear on the starter. Sometimes the gear can get stuck in the down position. This is caused by dust and debris. If you hold the bottom portion of the starter drive with one hand and rotate the gear with the other the gear should come up. Once you get the gear to move you can blower the starter drive out with compressed air. Then check the operation. If it seems to be fine, go ahead and reassemble the top of the engine. If it continues to stick, you can try lubing it with dry graphite. If that does not cure the problem, the starter or starter drive can be replaced. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 25, 2013
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