Model #917272056 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

My riding mower shuts off..

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I see that Dezeray S has given you a few links. By what you have stated I recommend following the advice in the second link. I suspect the problem is in the seat switch.

Please let me know if you need further assistance. 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
May 31, 2011
Q:

Why does my tractor not start if the battery, starter and all the switches are good?

A:

I am assuming from your information that the engine is not turning over on your tractor. The solenoid gets power from the white wire on the ignition switch. The white wire goes from the ignition switch to the clutch/brake switch then to the attachment clutch switch, then to the starter solenoid.

Get a 4-5 foot long jumper wire and touch one end to the positive terminal of the battery and the other to the spade connector on the starter solenoid the white wire plugs on. The starter should turn the engine over. Make sure the brake is on and the shift lever is in neutral before doing this. This should tell you where the problem is.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2008
Q:

Craftsman mower runs 20 minutes then blows fuse

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. It is strange for this model to blow fuses. We usually see this type of problem happen on models with electric clutches. Next time the fuse blows replace it right away and check the operation. If it blows fast, the problem is likely heat related. I would carefully feel the relays under the dash. Two relays stay energized when the key is on. If the relays are not hot, feel the ignition switch. If it is warm, I recommend replacing it. If it seems fine, feel the solenoid on the bottom of the carburetor. If it is hot, I suspect it shorts out when it gets hot. If all of these seem fine, I recommend checking all the wires on the tractor. You are looking for any area the wire could ne pinched or touching bare metal. If you find any areas that look burnt, I recommend repairing the wire and insulate it with electrical tape. If you cannot find any problems, you will need a volt ohmmeter to pin point the problem.

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

 

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.

 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 26, 2013