Model #917271643 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

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I have a lawn tractor model 917271643 blades mdo not engage


Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I assume the engine will continue to run when you attempt to engage the deck. If this is what is happening I recommend checking the belt routing first. The image below shows the belt configuration on your model. Click on the image to enlarge it. If the belt is fine, have someone move the lever while you watch the idler arm on the deck. The cable should tighten up, move the idler and tighten the belt. If the cable is fine and the idler it is not moving, the pivot is likely rust. To fix this loosen the pivot bolt and soak the pivot with WD-40. Then work it back and forth until it is loose. Once free, tighten the bolt and check the operation. I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the repair of the mower.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 30, 2012

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