Model #917270723 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

my lawn tractor suck oil when motor under a load

A:

If the crankcase breather stops up or lets air into the engine it will cause the engine to smoke and burn oil.

The crankcase breather is a small check valve mounted to the engine block. A hose runs from the crankcase breather to the air cleaner on the carburetor.

Any thing that lets air into the crankcase can cause smoke and oil burning. Look for signs of oil leaking in areas such as the oil drain valve, the oil fill tube, etc. If the engine leaks oil it will also draw in air.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 13, 2010
Q:

Will the snow blower model 84224077 fit my tractor model 917270723? They are both Craftsman?

A:

I cannot pull up any information on either model number you sent. Please verify the model number of the tractor and the snow thrower and send another email and we will be glad to get you the information.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
Q:

Craftsman riding mower quits when clutch is released

A:

Thank you for your question on the engine dieing when you let out the clutch.

Tractor uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged and there is no operator present in the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat. Resolution To check Operator Presence (seat) switch: Lift seat. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector (tractor side). Operator Presence switch located under seat. Reconnect wires to Operator Presence (seat) switch. Sit on tractor seat. Start tractor. Engage blades. If the above steps DO NOT solve the issue, follow steps below. To test the grey 2 prong seat switch on 917 source. The switch is in the normally closed (n.c.) postition when the seat is NOT occupied. To test the green 2 prong seat switch on 917 source. The switch is in the normally open (n.o.) position when the seat is occupied. If all this fails you may need to change the seat switch.

Seat switch on tractor model 917.270723 .

Please let me know if this process help solve you problem.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 14, 2012

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