Model #917270912 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

Which bagger goes to the tractor model 917270912? Does the mulcher plate have everything with it?

A:

The bagger for your tractor is model 917.24891. The mulch plate came with the tractor including the 2 straps to mount it and the hardware to mount the straps to the mulch plate.

If you want to order the mulch plate go to www.searspartsdirect.com and enter the model of the tractor. Select the "mower deck" page and order items 101-106 to get the mounting hardware and the mulch plate.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 28, 2009
Q:

Safety Switches 917270912 Craftsman Craftsman 19.5hp 42" lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

Your tractor most likely uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on 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.

 

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

 

 

 

  1. Lift seat.
  2. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.
  3. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed).  When pushed it should read ol ( open load )
  4. Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated. I posted a few images showing the connector and how to secure it with a wire tie. Just click on the images to enlarge them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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 .

 

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details and a model number.

 

Thank you for using Mange my life.

 

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2013
Q:

Seat Switch 917270912 Craftsman Craftsman 19.5hp 42" lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

Your tractor most likely uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on 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.

 

To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:

 

 

 

  1. Lift seat.
  2. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.
  3. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed).  When pushed it should read ol ( open load )
  4. Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated. I posted a few images showing the connector and how to secure it with a wire tie. Just click on the images to enlarge them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details and a model number.

 

Thank you for using Mange my life.

 

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2013

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