Model #917288030 Craftsman lawn, tractor

Question and Answers

Q:

Camshaft issue? Crankshaft? 917288030 Craftsman Tractor

A:

You probably bent a valve pushrod when you (or your fahter actually) hit the metal spike. Take out the sparkplug and check the valve operation first. 

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 04, 2015
Q:

Clutch to disengage mower blades

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the mower deck will not turn off, I recommend checking the belt first. The part number on the belt should be 144959. If the belt is, correct I recommend checking the belt routing. If the belt is on the wrong side of the belt keeper or mandrel brake it will keep tension on the belt and the deck will not turn off. If the belt is routed correctly, check the return spring on the idler arm. When the mower is disengaged the spring should pull the idler back to loosen the belt.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the repair.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2011