Model #917272261 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

What snow blower will fit my lawn tractor? The tractor is a model 917-272261.

A:

The correct snow thrower for your tractor is model 486.24838.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 22, 2009
Q:

Tractor model 917272261, what is the valve clearance & torque specifications?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have provided you with the instructions for adjusting the valves below. I the question you have mentioned torque but did not specify what bolts. I assume you are referring to the lock nut but just incase I have provided the head installation instructions.

Please feel free to add more details below if you need further assistance.

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
March 10, 2011
Q:

Lawn Tractor #917272261 will not move forward or reverse. Reset keys on axle and went about 15 feet. Will new keys fix this?

A:

The axle keys don't normally shear or move out of position. I doubt your problem is in the axle keys.

Remove the axle caps and get someone to put the tractor in forward and release the clutch. If the axle turns inside the rear wheels, the problem is in the axle keys.

If the axle does not turn, the brake pucks (pads) are probably stuck to the brake disc. Look on the transaxle where the brake rod attaches and you can probably free the brake shoes. spray the brake mechanism liberally with WD40 or something similar and work the brake arm on the transaxle back and forth by hand.

If you need help repairing the tractor, call 1-800-469-4663 or go to www.searshomeservices.com and schedule service for a Sears technician to diagnose and repair the tractor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2010