Model #917272912 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

Fuel System 917272912 Craftsman Lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on the model number provided, it does have a fuel pump. The fuel pump is usually bolted to the side of the engine. Follow the fuel line connected to the carburetor and it will lead you to the fuel pump. The fuel pump is shown in the Operator's Manual on page 49 and it's key #387.

There are no service specs on the fuel pump. The fuel pump will have three hoses connected to it. Make note of which ports the hoses are connected to on the fuel pump before removing the hoses and replacing the fuel pump.

I hope this is helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 14, 2014
Q:

how to adjust belt tension on mower deck

A:

The mowing deck is engaged mechanically. When the lever is moved, it pulls on a cable that is connected to the idler assembly on the mower deck. With the tractor turned off have someone move the lever back and forth. You should be able to see the idler arm move and tighten the belt. If the cable is not broken most likely, the idler arm is rusted. I recommend removing the mower deck and loosen the idler arm-mounting bolt. I have pointed to the bolt with a red arrow. How soak the pivot with WD-40 and work it back and forth until it is loose. Then retighten the bolt and make sure the idler still moves. If the idler is freed up, reinstall the deck and test. If the mower is still not working correctly, I recommend replacing the deck belt. If you need further assistance, please resubmit your question.

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 .

Here is a link to buy any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 23, 2010
Q:

lt1000 chraftsman mower safety switch wont allow mower to run a gear or pto to work

A:

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.

Please click on the following link to order the 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 .

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 13, 2011