Model #917272761 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

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Q:

917272761 -- new battery engine not turning -why-

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the starter is trying to turn the engine when you turn the key, I recommend checking the valve setting. If the valves are not adjusted correctly, the compression release will not work and the starter is not strong enough to turn the engine over. Please click here to watch a video on how to adjust the valves.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. I will be happy to assist you.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 28, 2012
Q:

Deflector shield 917272761 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The shield pivots on a hinge pin that slides through the bracket attached to the mower deck. You will need to loosen the two bracket mounting bolts to alow the bracket to move a little in or to release the spring tension. Position the torsion spring between the bracket and then slide the hinge pin through one end of the shield and bracket and push it through the torsion spring, bracket and into the other end of the shield. One end of the spring will rest up against the bracket and the other end will rest up against the shield. Make sure the spring is position so tension is applied when it it's hinged upwards. Tighten the bracket mounting bolts and your done.

I added a URL below to an image of how the spring is properly installed. 

http://s26.postimg.org/wltk02g9l/Deflector1.jpg

I hope this helpful. 


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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 28, 2014
Q:

My craftsman lawn tractor will not turn over. 917272761 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having this problem with the tractor. First, make sure the engagement lever is down or the PTO button is pushed in and the brake pedal is fully depressed or the tractor will not attempt to turn over. If you have already done this, I recommend checking the fuse. The fuse is located behind the dash. If the fuse is good, you have a wiring or switch problem. The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a volt meter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.

 

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the first blue dot in the image. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the next blue dot. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the next blue dot. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last blue dot you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

 

To determine starter or solenoid short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run. 

 

If the tractor still will not run once you get the starting issue fixed, please let me know. I will be happy to assist you with diagnosing that.

 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2013

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