Model #917271013 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

Tractors age

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I looked up the model number you have submitted. According to the parts list this is a 1998 model. If you would like to know the exact date, you will need the serial number. The image below shows how to decipher the serial number.

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

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 11, 2011
Q:

I have a Craftsman tractor model 917271013, and it does nothing when I turn key, I have no amp reading.

A:

Make a jumper wire from number 14 or 12 wire about 4 feet long. Strip 1/2 inch insulation from both ends.

Put the tractor in neutral, put the emergency brake on, disengage the deck, and turn the ignition key to on. Touch one end of the jumper to the positive terminal of the battery. Touch the other end to the white wire on the starter solenoid. The starter should turn the engine over and the engine should start. If nothing happens the battery is probably dead. Have the battery tested.

If the engine starts, or turns over, go to the attachment clutch switch which is behind the dash on the bracket for the deck engagement lever. Remove the plug from the switch with the 2 white wires in it. Touch the jumper to each wire. One wire won't do anything, the other should make the engine turn over. If the engine doesn't turn over the white wire is broken between this plug and the starter solenoid.

If the engine turns over install the plug back on the switch and go to the clutch/brake switch underneath the tractor near the clutch/brake arm so that it activates the switch. Remove the white wire plug from this switch and touch each wire. One wire should do nothing, the other wire should make the engine turn over. If it doesn't the attachment clutch switch is bad, replace it.

If the engine does turn over, install the plug back on the switch and go to the ignition switch. Pull the connector from the back of the ignition switch and touch the jumper to the white wire in the connector. If the engine doesn't turn over the clutch/brake switch is bad. Replace it.

If the engine does turn over the ignition switch is bad. Replace it.

If you have a question after doing these tests send another email with the details of your tests and we will be glad to get you the answer.

Don't forget to check the fuse before starting these tests.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 29, 2009
Q:

I have a Craftsman 917271013 lawn mower. The diode on the cable harness (under the shrink tubing) burned out and broke. How do I get a replacement?

A:

In order to replace the diode you will need to replace the wiring harness on the lawn mower. The part number of the wiring harness for your mower is 161352, and the cost is around $105.00.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 29, 2010

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