Model #917296020 CRAFTSMAN rear tine, gas tiller

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chain broke on tiller. engine runs but tines don't?


Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tiller. The tiller has a chain inside of the transmission that drives the tines. If the tines are not working but everything else is I suspect the chain or gears failed. There is two ways to repair this. The first is to replace the complete transmission. The part number for the transmission is 181098 and can be ordered from the following link. Craftsman tractor parts The second way to repair this is to take the transmission apart and replace the broken part. If you choose to replace the broken parts, please be sure to take pictures of the tiller as you take it apart. This will help when you put it back together.

If you need further assistance with the repair, 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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2012

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