Model #917294484 CRAFTSMAN rear tine, gas tiller

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I have a rear tine tiller #917294484, and the tines are freely spinning and won't go into gear. What can I check to fix this problem?


Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tiller. If the tines on the tiller move freely, I recommend checking the shear bolts first. The shear bolts are made to break if the tines hit a large rock or like item. To check the shear bolts turn the tines while watching the tine shaft. If the tine shaft is turning with the tines, the problem is in the transmission. The parts for the transmission are available but it is a difficult repair. We recommend replacing the whole transmission. Parts for a Craftsman tiller model 917294484

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 28, 2012

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