Model #917270711 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

can motor from tractor 917270711 be installed into tractor model # 917254240

A:

Thank you for your question on the change out of the engines.

You will be going from a Tecumseh 12 hp to a Briggs and Stratton 17 hp.

I will not say it can not be done but the configuration of the engines is very different and the electrical and the hardware hooks ups are going to be very different.

Also the motor pulley is not compatible.

It may not be worth the trouble.

If you have lots of time and patience you may be able to get it done.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 21, 2012
Q:

I have a Craftsman riding mower model 917270711 that dies when the clutch is released. Any suggestions?

A:

The seat switch or the seat switch connector is bad on your mower. The seat switch connector has a grounding contact in it that closes if the connector is pulled off the seat switch. If this grounding contact or the seat switch fails, it sends a connection to ground to the brake/clutch safety switch and the deck engagement safety switch. If either of these switches closes it grounds out the ignition module and kills the engine.

I am sending you a wiring schematic of the mower so you can see this circuit.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 09, 2009
Q:

riding mower axel cover

A:

Thank you for your question.  The black flexible hub cover simply press fits over the hub. It is made to stretch. You have to work the hub cover off a little at a time side to side while pulling it off. If you can heat it up with a hair dryer, it will make it a little more pliable and easier to work it off. You need a good grip and just work it off a little at a time from side to side. It will pull off easier if you heat it up with the hair dryer. To reinstall the cap just push it back over the washer.   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
June 21, 2013

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