Model #917271011 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

Transaxle pulley 917271011 15.5 HP mower

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the belt keeps coming off the pulley, I recommend checking the belt keepers on each side of the pulley. If the keepers are too far away from the pulley, the belt will come off easily. If the keepers are properly positioned the problem would be from the wobble in the pulley. To determine which is worn you have to remove the battery and the battery box. Once the battery box is removed, you can see the top of the transaxle. Just wiggle the pulley while you watch the center. If the shaft stays stationary and the pulley wiggles, I recommend replacing just the pulley. If the shaft moves with the pulley, the problem is the bearing in the transaxle case. To fix this problem the transaxle needs to be removed. Then disassembled and the input shaft replaced. I looked up the parts to repair this and it looks like the input shaft assembly is no longer available. If it needs this part, you may be able to find it by Googling this part number 161563.

 

 

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

 

 

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2013
Q:

Transaxle pulley 917271011 15.5 HP mower

A:

Thank you for your question. 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the belt keeps coming off the pulley, I recommend checking the belt keepers on each side of the pulley. If the keepers are too far away from the pulley, the belt will come off easily. If the keepers are properly positioned the problem would be from the wobble in the pulley. To determine which is worn you have to remove the battery and the battery box. Once the battery box is removed, you can see the top of the transaxle. Just wiggle the pulley while you watch the center. If the shaft stays stationary and the pulley wiggles, I recommend replacing just the pulley. If the shaft moves with the pulley, the problem is the bearing in the transaxle case. To fix this problem the transaxle needs to be removed. Then disassembled and the input shaft replaced. I looked up the parts to repair this and it looks like the input shaft assembly is no longer available. If it needs this part, you may be able to find it by Googling this part number 161563.


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


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 11, 2013
Q:

Lawn tractor will not move?

A:

It sounds like the keys that lock the rear wheels to the transaxle axles are missing. There is no clutch involved.

If the input pulley on the transaxle is turning the axles on the transaxle should be turning.

There could be something broken inside the transaxle causing this problem but the keys are more likely.

Be sure the keys are in the slot in the rear axles and the wheels before you take anything apart. The keys are shown on the "ground drive" page of the parts diagram. They are items 77.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 18, 2010

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