Model #917273811 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

lawn tractor 917-273811, engine slows down when blades are engaged

A:

Check the mower blade drive belt routing according to the guidelines in your owner's manual. Here is a link for your owner's manual in case you need it: Owner's Manual . Make sure that the belt is routed properly on the pulleys. Make sure that all of the pulleys are spinning freely. A problem with the mower blade drive belt or the mower pulleys could be causing excessive resistance that is bogging down the engine. If you are not able to find the problem, I recommend that you have the tractor serviced by a technician. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 24, 2010
Q:

Lawn tractor 917273811 is having transaxle issues.Shifter binds in forward gears. Transmission will not stay in reverse. Tractor rolls free downhill.

A:

Before you replace the transaxle, check the linkage between the gearshift and the transaxle.

Look on your parts diagram or go to www.searspartsdirect.com and pull up the parts diagram of the "ground drive". If something has worked loose in the shift linkage it can cause the problem you have.

Be sure nothing is worn or loose in the area of items 156, 159, and 165.

Check the tightness of the connections between item 84 and items 80 and 81.

Be sure there is a tight fit between item 80 and the transaxle.

If the transaxle has to be replaced, you can get a rebuilt transaxle with the same warranty as a new one by ordering 194691R, the cost is around $195.00.

You can contact our National Customer Relations Team at 1-800-429-3049.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2010
Q:

i need a manuel for a 31p777-0296 or 917-273811 riding craftman dlt 3000 riding lawn mower

A:

Thank you for your question.

I see that Barbara H gave you a link to your owner's manual. I am sure you already saved a copy to your computer. If you are have a particular problem with the engine, please feel free to reply below with the details. I will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 05, 2012