Model #917287030 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

replace brake pads on mower model # 917287030

A:

Thank you for your question on changing the brake pads.

You will need to support the tractor and remove the right left rear wheel to make access easier.

I will give you some pictures and adjustment clearances.

You will not have to take the transmission apart but the picture shows the location of the brake pads and the two bolts you will have to remove to take the caliper apart to get to the pads. The first picture tells you how to adjust the caliper so the brake pads will not drag.

I hope this information will help you.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 07, 2012
Q:

Mower cuts off

A:

Thank you for your question.   I am sorry you are having a problem with your Craftsman lawn tractor. If the engine is dying only when the blades are engaged the problem is either electrical or mechanical. To determine which it is I recommend removing the mover deck belt. Once the belt is removed, go ahead and start the tractor and engage the blades. If the engine does not stall the problem is likely going to be mechanical. To see where the problem is you will need to turn the engine off. Then try to turn the pulleys on the mower deck with a gloved hand. If the two idler pulleys turn freely, go ahead and try to turn the blades. If the blades will not turn, find what is jamming them.  If the engine does die when you try to engage the blades the problem is likely an electrical problem. Your tractor most likely uses an Operator Presence (seat) switch that will cause engine to stall if blades are engaged or the brake is released without anyone on the seat. If ample amount of weight is not kept on the seat during operation or the operator is leaning forward the tractor will stall because the Operator Presence (seat) switch senses that the operator is not completely on the seat. To check Operator Presence (seat) switch:  

  1. Lift seat.
  2. Locate wires that connect to Operator Presence (seat) switch under the seat.
  3. Disconnect and clean any debris in the switch connector. Use an ohmmeter to check the switch. When the switch is not pushed, the reading should be 0 ohms (closed).  When pushed it should read ol ( open load )
  4. Make sure the connector is fully seated on the seat switch. The connector is a special connector that will short the two wires if it is not fully seated.

 

 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. I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details and a model number.  

 

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.   

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 04, 2013
Q:

I would not like to pay for a service call because your part 125925X doesn't work. Is it threaded?

A:

Part number 125925X will thread onto the shaft.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 28, 2009