Model #917288560 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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  • Chassis
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  • Ground Drive
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  • Engine
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  • Steering
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  • Seat
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  • Mower Deck
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  • Decals
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  • Wheels And Tires
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Question and Answers

Q:

917288560 new mower drive belt

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower deck belt. I recommend checking the part number on the belt first. The part number should be. If this is the part, number you have it should be correct. When installing the mower deck belt remove any plastic guards over the mandrel pulleys. Then use the image below to route the belt around the pulleys. Make sure the belt is around the pulley and not on the outside of the belt guides. I one of the belts is on the outside of the guides the belt would seem to short.

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
March 24, 2012
Q:

My new tractor will not start, engine will not turn over. 917288560 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having this problem with the tractor. First, make sure the engagement lever is down or the PTO button is pushed in and the brake pedal is fully depressed or the tractor will not attempt to turn over. If you have already done this, I recommend checking the fuse. The fuse is located behind the dash. If the fuse is good, you have a wiring or switch problem. The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a voltmeter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.

 

Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the first blue dot in the image. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the next blue dot. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the next blue dot. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last blue dot you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.

 

To determine starter or solenoid short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run.  

 If you needs parts for the tractor you can order them from the following link. Replacement parts for a Craftsman tractor model 917.28856

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. 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
September 26, 2013
A:

Steven, When you shorted the two terminals on the solenoid did the starter make any noise. If it did not I recommend checking the voltage to the starter when you short the terminals on the solenoid with the screwdriver. If you have 12 volts DC at the starter and it is not making any noise I suspect the starter is bad. If the starter is making a humming sound, I recommend trying to turn the flywheel by hand. If you can turn the flywheel, the starter is likely defective. If the engine will not turn by hand, the engine may be seized. Remove the spark plug and try turning the flywheel again. If it will not turn, the engine is likely seized. At that point, I recommend having a service technician come out and service the tractor. If you do not have 12 volts DC at the starter with the terminals shorted, I recommend checking the voltage at the battery when the terminals are shorted. If the voltage drops when it is shorted, I recommend replacing the battery. If the voltage does not drop, I recommend checking the battery cable connections. When doing the voltage checks do not leave the terminal shorted the whole time. Just long enough to get the reading and no longer. Please let me know what you find after doing these checks. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 27, 2013
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If the tractor is less than 2 years old, you can have it repaired under warranty. The tractor comes with a two year manufacturer warranty. Just call 1-800-469-4663 to set up service.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 27, 2013
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Q:

How do you remove the hub axle cap on 2011 24 hp yard tractor? 917288560 Craftsman Tractor

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern in wanting to know the procedure of removing the rubber dust caps.


You can generally grasp the rubber dust cap and work it off with your hand. Sometimes it helps to heat up the dust cap with a hair drier to make it more flexible.  Or you can grab it with pliers and pull it off (might have to tug on it to work it off). Then, you will see an "E" clip that you can pry off with a flat screwdriver and then remove the washer and wheel. NOTE: The dust cap is pressed over the large flat washer so be aware if your grip the cap with the pliers where the cap making contact with the washer, it will not pull off. Warm the cap up with a hair drier and you should be able to work it off with your hand.

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
January 13, 2014