Model #917289260 Craftsman lawn, tractor

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Question and Answers

Q:

hard starting 917-289260

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. I recommend checking the choke adjustment first. Near the carburetor, you will see a little tab that holds the throttle cable in place. Loosen the screw on that tab and then move the throttle lever all the way up (to the choke position). Then down near the tab pull the throttle cable back in the opposite direction of the carburetor. Hold the cable back and then tighten the screw back up on the tab. Doing this should fix it so when the throttle control is all the way up the choke is engaged and when you back it down to the full throttle position the choke is not engaged. If this does not seem to solve the problem there may be something else going on. Let me know the outcome and we can explore other ideas if need be.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2012
A:

Bob,

I am glad to hear this fixed the problem. If you have any other problems around the house, please keep us in mind.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
November 12, 2012
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Q:

location of sparl plug for Sears Craftsman tractor, model # 917-289260

A:

Thank you for your question on the location of the spark plugs.

The spark plug wire come out from the cowling just to the right and left of the silver colored OHV valve covers on this twin cylinder engine.

The spark plug wires will have a 90 degree rubber boot that attaches to the spark plug.

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Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 14, 2011
Q:

mower hard to start

A:

Thank you for your question on the starting of the tractor engine.

It is possible that the choke butterfly may not be completely closing when you put the throttle/choke lever all the way to the top past the detent on the throttle control.

I would suggest looking at the throttle/choke cable and check to see if it is pulling the choke butterfly linkage completely closed when in the choke position.

You may want to take the air cleaner off so you can see down into the throat of the carburetor. On some models depending on the style of air cleaner you may not be able to see directly down in the throat of the carburetor.

But you can check to see if the choke linkage is pulled all the way closed.

Please check this and let me know what you find to be the case, and we can continue to troubleshoot with that information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
July 20, 2012