Model #917274632 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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setting the valves on a 917274632 riding mower 917274632 Craftsman Lawn tractor


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I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. I think you are on the right track in think of the valves. If the valves in this engine are out of adjustment, the starter will not turn the engine past the compression stroke. I posted an image below that shows how to adjust the valves. Click on the image to enlarge it. I also found a video that shows how to adjust the valves. Click here to watch the video.  Just be sure you double check the valve settings before you reinstall the valve cover. I have had a few that were a little off and the engine would not start.


I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.   





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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 09, 2013