Model #917272080 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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How long should the blade continue to turn after the disengage lever is pulled back down to remove power from the blade? 917272080


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When the disengage is actuated, the blade brake is engaged and the blades should stop instantaneously.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
March 08, 2015



From what you are describing the problem with your Craftsman tractor, it may be just a minor adjustment that may need to be done. An expert respond within 24-48 hour, and in the meantime I am providing a link which may be helpful.

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Anna T -
June 10, 2012

Thank you for your question.

Your Tractor 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 hope this is helpful.

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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
June 10, 2012
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