Model #917272751 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

Need a colored wiring diagram or labeled diagram listed according to the color of wires

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have made a copy of the wiring diagram and posted it below. Please feel free to add more details below if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 14, 2011
A:

Thank you for your question.

I have made a copy of the wiring diagram and posted it below. Please feel free to add more details below if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 14, 2011
A:

Thank you for your reply The colors for the tractor-wiring diagram will not match the same colors on the engine harness. I will try to help you with where the wires connect. The black on the tractor harness should connect to the kill wire on the engine. The kill wire is usually black and connects under the blower housing to the ignition module. The blue wire on the tractor harness should connect to the wire that connects to the fuel solenoid. It is usually gray. The red wire should connect to the red wire coming from the engine. The other wire coming from the same area should connect to the orange wire on the tractor harness. This is for the headlights.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 17, 2011
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I have checked a few harnesses we have here and I do not recall the red/brown. If you could please take a picture of the area and the wire and I might be able to help you. If you could tell me where the other end of the wire connects, I can tell you where they should go. Thank you.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 17, 2011
A:

I am sorry for the delay. I was looking for a wiring diagram for the engine but could not find one. By what you have explained, red brown coming from the engine is the charging wire. I say this because the harnesses we have here have the jumper from the charging wire to the gray wire.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 18, 2011
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Q:

How do I disassemble the carburetor on my tractor? It is a model 917272751.

A:

You need to remove the carburetor from the engine before disassembling it. Remove the fuel line from the carburetor and position the end of the fuel line so the fuel doesn't run out.

Remove the 2 bolts that hold the carburetor to the engine block.

Rotate the carburetor to remove the governor linkage from the throttle plate on the carburetor. Take a picture of the connection of the linkage or make notes for ease of reassembling.

Remove the nut and washer on the bottom of the float bowl on the bottom of the carburetor and remove the bowl.

Remove the pin that holds the float on the carburetor. Be careful not to drop the needle and spring off the float as you remove it. The pin will slide out easily with your fingers.

Make notes of how the spring attaches to the float for reassembly.

While you have the float removed, inspect the opening in the seat at the top of the carburetor. This seat can get debris in it and keep the needle from seating.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2009
Q:

Blades won't disengage 917272751 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If you have just replaced the belt, I recommend checking the routing of the belt. If the belt is routed on the wrong side of the keeper, it makes the belt too tight and the blades will not turn off. If the belt is routed correctly, park it on a hard level surface and remove the key. Then look for the return spring on the idler arm. The spring connects between the idler and the front of the deck. This spring is there to pull the idler back to loosen the belt and apply the brakes. Each brake arm has a spring also that pulls the brake into the mandrels. If the springs are ok, check the cable. The cable should be loose when you disengage the places. If it is not loosening when disengaged the cable need to be replaced. The last check to make is on the idler arm. The idler arm has a cam that releases the brakes. I have seen the arm get worn spots where the brake lever rides and cause the mower to not disengage. The image below shows where to check on the deck.

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tractor.

 

 

 

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
September 10, 2013