Model #917273140 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

Parts for Model 917273140 lawn tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have looked up the engine model number for your tractor. The engine model should be CV490-27508. I have looked up the fuel solenoid and the part number is show is 12-757-33-S. the kit contains the solenoid, gasket, wire connector, and zip tie. I checked other websites and they have the same part number listed. If you would like to order the part you can do so from our website: Sears Parts Direct .

If this is not the part, you are looking for please reply with more details below. I picture might also be helpful.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 20, 2011
A:

Thank you for your question.

I have looked up the engine model number for your tractor. The engine model should be CV490-27508. I have looked up the fuel solenoid and the part number is show is 12-757-33-S. the kit contains the solenoid, gasket, wire connector, and zip tie. I checked other websites and they have the same part number listed. If you would like to order the part you can do so from our website: Sears Parts Direct .

If this is not the part, you are looking for please reply with more details below. I picture might also be helpful.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 20, 2011
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Q:

how to change spark plug on craftsman tractor model 917273140

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be able to assist you with changing the spark plug. First, lift the hood and towards the front of the engine, you will see the spark plug wire. Remove the wire from the spark plug and tuck it off to the side. Then use a spark plug wrench or 5/8 socket to remove the spark plug. When you are ready to install the new plug spark the plug by hand and tighten with wrench. I have found a video that shows how to replace the spark plug. Click here to watch the video. The video show an engine with two plugs but the steps are the same.

Please let me know if you need further assistance with 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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 06, 2011
Q:

my craftman riding mower will not start. Model# 917-273140

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. In the details of your question, you did not indicate if the engine would turn over when you try to start it. If the engine will turn over, I recommend following the information below.

 

First, go back to the spark plug. Remove the leads, or wires, that connect from the engine to the plug. Remove the plug and put them back in the leads. Now position the leads so the metal end of the plug is against the engine or another clean unpainted metal ground point. Keep your hands away from the plugs so you do not get shocked, and turn the key to the start position. Look for sparks at the ends of the Spark Plug. Look careful as they might be hard to see in sunlight or other bright lights. If there is spark there then you have ignition, the first of the three basics. If not, you likely have an electrical problem that needs to be traced.

The engine should have been spinning over faster once the plug was removed and you should hear air rushing out of the spark plug holes in puffs. You could even try putting a thumb or finger over each plug hole to see if the pressure pushes your finger off when turning over, just be careful not to touch the grounded plugs so you do not get shocked. If that all happens then you have the second ingredient, compression. If not then you may need a valve adjustment or may have a broken component inside the engine.

That leaves fuel. Check the tips of the plug you just removed, if fuel is reaching the engine there should be some residue there and they should look somewhat wet. If you used your finger to check compression then you may even see some residue on your finger. If there is fuel here, your problem may be old fuel or a timing issue. Try putting a small amount of good fuel into the throat of the carburetor and turn the key to start. If your problem is fuel related only, the engine should now try to start, or even run, until the fuel you put in is gone. That would indicate the fuel supply is being stopped in the fuel tank, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel pump, or carburetor. Some carburetors have a solenoid to stop the fuel supply when the key is off and a malfunction there could also be the problem.  I hope this is helpful.

If you need further assistance, please submit more details and the model number under the seat.

 

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.

 

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

 

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 09, 2013