Model #917276882 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Q:

lawn tractor model no. 917.276882 my fuse keeps blowing, is there a common issue with the wiring? where should i start looking for a short?

A:

Shorts in a harness can be difficult to find. I have checked the wiring diagram on your tractor. The electric clutch on your tractor has a diode that can short and blow the fuse. The good news it that you can cut the diode out and splice the two wires back together. Only do this if the fuse blows when you have the mowing deck turned on. I have provided you with the information on the clutch below.

If the clutch is not the problem, you will have to trace the short. If the fuse blows, right away it is easier to find. I recommend removing the wires from all of the components except the battery. Install a new fuse and start plugging in the wires. When the fuse blows you have found the circuit that is causing the problem. I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 28, 2010