Model #917272265 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Thank You for choosing Sears and being a valued member. It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your lawn tractor and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 917272265 and check the belt tension to make sure it's tight. If it's not, check the clutching idler bracket (has 2 small idlers on it) to make sure it's able to move to make the belt tight. If it's not you will need to oil the shaft it pivots on. This is usually something that makes the tractor slowdown in both directions, but reverse it what gets noticed sooner (most of the time). 

If the belt tension is good then check the linkage for the shifter where it connects at the transmission. That linkage has a bend it, you can straighten that linkage just a little bit and get more reverse speed. Make sure to not over-do that though as it can cause other problems. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. I trust this information will help you.


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November 14, 2014

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