Model #917273392 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

Do you have a part for my lawn tractor?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I have looked up the cable and it is part number 175067 and can be ordered from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct . Once you have the cable and are ready to install it I recommend removing the mower deck. This makes installing the cable easier and you can lubricate the idler arm at the same time. The idler arm is the plate that moves to tighten the belt when you engage the deck. I have seen then rust over the winter and cause the problem of not disengaging then you let the lever down. Therefore, when the deck is off the tractor take note of how the idler are is orientated before removing it. Once you have it removed, clean the parts with a wire brush, and spray it with WD-40. Then reassemble it in the reverse order. Please let me know if you need further assistance with the repair of the tractor.

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
April 10, 2011