Model #917292392 Craftsman front tine, gas tiller

  • Handles
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  • Belt Guard And Pulley Assembly
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  • Wheel And Depth Stake Assembly
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  • Tine Assembly
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  • Transmission
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Question and Answers

Q:

Craftsman Roto Tiller 917292392

A:

I am sorry to hear your tiller is giving you problems. Please use the following information to help get this issue resolved.  Make sure to use fuel that is less than 5 weeks old. Gas will start to break down and become less volatile.  If the gas is old, drain the tank refill with fresh fuel. Check the air filter and replace it if is not dry or clean. If the engine does not start, you need to determine what is causing the problem. The engine need three things to start and they are fuel compression and spark. Use the following instructions to determine what is missing.  The first check is going to be if the engine is getting spark. Remove the spark plug from the engine and connect it to the spark plug wire. Use a pair of insulated pliers to the base of the spark plug against a metal part of the engine. Now have someone pull the starter rope. When the engine is turning over you should see the spark plug spark. If the plug does not spark, disconnect the spark plug and insert a screwdriver into the boot of the spark plug wire. _Make sure to hold onto the handle of the screwdriver._ Hold the metal portion of the screwdriver close to a bare metal part of the engine. Now pull the starter rope again with the starter. If you see a spark, you need to replace the spark plug. If you do not see, a spark most likely the ignition coil is defective. Once you have determined the engine has spark you have to check for fuel. The easiest way to check for a fuel problem is to remove the air filter and pour a teaspoon of fuel mix into the throat of the carburetor.  Then try to start the engine. If the engine acts as if it wants to start or runs for a short time and stalls the problem with the engine is a fuel issue. Most likely, the carburetor does have some build up from old gas that remained in the carburetor over the winter. Usually cleaning the carburetor will cure this problem.    If the engine did not attempt to start with pouring the gas in the carburetor, I recommend checking the compression of the engine. To check the compression, remove the spark plug and tuck the wire out of the way. Hold your finger over the spark plug hole and pull the starter rope. When the engine turns over the compression should force air past your finger. If the engine does not force air out part your finger there is an internal engine problem.  If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.    If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears  technician.  Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:  Sears Home Services.   Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2013
Q:

assemble recoil assembly

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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the starter. To repair the starter you will need to remove the four bolts that secure the blower starter housing to the engine. Once it is removed, you will have to drill out the rivets to remove the starter. The new starter will come with hardware to secure it. I have found a video that shows how to install the new starter. Click here to watch the video. If you have not ordered the starter yet you can order it from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct . The part number for the starter is 497830.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the repair of the tiller.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2011
Q:

Remove and Clean Fuel Tank on Rototiller

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to help you with removing the fuel tank. When removing the fuel tank you have to remove the carburetor with it. First, make note of how the linkage is connected. Then remove the bolt in the fuel tank bracket near the bottom of the engine. Next, remove the two bolts mounting the carburetor to the engine block. The only thing left holding the assembly is the linkage. Before removing the linkage mark the holes with a sharpie marker and make any notes so you do not forget where they connect. Then disconnect the linkage and the kill wire if applicable. Once you have the assembly removed take, the screws out that secure the carburetor to the tank. With the carburetor off you can clean the tank without getting debris into the carburetor. While the carburetor is removed, I recommend removing the pump diaphragm and spraying the passages of the carburetor with carb cleaner. Once dry you can reassemble the pump. Do not get any carb cleaner on the diaphragm. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tiller.

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
May 19, 2011