Model #917370724 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

Craftsman Mower wont stay running Model 917.370724

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

I am sorry you are having problems with your mower. Usually when this happens, it is because there is debris floating around in the carburetor and main jet. Even though you have already done so, I recommend cleaning the carburetor first. To clean the carburetor remove the spark plug wire and tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up. Behind the air filter, you will see the carburetor. You have to remove the main jet from the bottom of the carburetor. I have marked it in the image below. Once the main jet is removed, you can take the float bowl off. Make sure you do not loose the rubber o-ring. Set the o-ring aside you do not want to get carb cleaner on it. Clean the inside of the float bowl with carb cleaner and a scotch brite pad if needed. Then use the straw that came with the carb cleaner to spray up into the carburetor where the main jet came from. After it is flushed out you can let is dry while you clean the main jet. The main jet has hole in it. Push a bread tie wire into the small hole of the main jet and flush it with carb cleaner. After it is clean, you can reassemble the carburetor. Make sure you put the o-ring on first. It has a step it should sit on. Then install the float bowl and main jet. Tip the mower back over and put the spark plug wire back on. Try to start the mower without priming first. Sometimes it does not need priming because it was tipped over. If the mower does not start, go ahead and prime it. This usually cures the problem you are having.

 

I have found a video that will give you more confidence in doing this repair. Please click here to watch the video.  The engine is not the same as yours but the parts are similar.

 

 

_Note do not get the carb cleaner in your eyes_

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

 

 

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 10, 2013
Q:

How do I replace drive cable on rotary mower?

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Some of these repairs can be a little complicated and some back up from an expert is pretty cool. The ManageMyLife website is a great place to find answers to questions that need qualified and insightful responses. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner. I have provided a link below that may shed some light on this repair until you hear from your expert.

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James -
May 16, 2012
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The link sent does not apply to my mower. Thanks

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Ray -
May 16, 2012
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Thank you for submitting your question and I will be happy to assist you with this repair. First, remove the belt cover on the front of the engine. Then use a pair of pliers to remove the cable from the gearbox and its holder. The image below shows how it is connected. Then click on the second image for instructions on the upper connections. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, I recommend scheduling for service. You can schedule for service online with our Sears Home Services team. I hope this information will assist you in your repair. Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.

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Tykara -
Sears Technician
May 17, 2012
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Q:

Is the frame of the Craftman Lawmower model 917370724 available?

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Needing parts for your Lawnmower is very important to know if its available. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, a suggestion I have is to visit Sears Parts Direct website to speak with a Sears associate to find out if its available. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
August 22, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I have looked at the picture you have submitted. To repair the mower you will need the housing the part number for the housing is 403269 and can be ordered from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct .

Please let me know if you need further assist on the mower.

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
August 24, 2011
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