Model #917276341 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

Problem with Garden Tractor Model # 917276341

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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the clutch will not engage when you pull out on the switch, I recommend checking the voltage to the clutch first. To do that you need to disconnect the wires from the clutch. Then connect the meter leads to the wires and turn the meter to check DC volts. Once you have the leads connected, sit on the tractor and turn the key on. When you pull out on the PTO switch, you should have a 12 volt reading. If you have this reading, the problem is in the clutch. The image below shows how to check the clutch. If you do not have the 12 volts, the problem will be in the PTO switch or the wiring. Trace the wires back to the switch. If the wires are ok, the problem is likely in the switch. Once you determine the problem, you can order the parts from the following link. Replacement parts for a Craftsman tractor model 917276341.  I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.   Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2013
Q:

Remove deck pulley bolt

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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The pulley nuts have right hand threads. To loosen and remove the pulley bolts, turn the nuts counter clockwise (CCW).

 I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 24, 2013
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27HP 54" Garden tractor won’t move in reverse

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Thank you for your question.I am sorry you are having a problem with the Craftsman tractor model 917-276341. Based on the symptoms you are having I suspect the brake is stuck. The reason I suspect this is you cannot move the tractor when in free wheel. If the lever rusted a little, it could stick. I recommend reaching under the right side of the transaxle and find the lever. Then move the lever by hand back and forth. If you feel the lever move as soon as you push forward, it was stuck. Once you can move it freely check the operation of the tractor. If the brake sticks again, I recommend checking the brake adjustment. The image below has the instructions for adjusting the brakes. Just click on the image to enlarge it.   I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.   Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 24, 2013
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AlaninGeorgia, I am glad to hear you have the tractor working. I posted an image below showing where the lever is. Click on the image to enlarge it. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2013
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