Model #917376164 Craftsman walk behind lawnmower, gas

  • Engine/housing/handle
    3 Results
  • Drive Control/gearcase/wheels
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Question and Answers

Q:

I replaced my belt for model 917-376164 and the drive isn't working.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. If the belt is not tight when you pull the cable, I recommend checking the engine pulley. Often times the belt will come off the engine pulley when you put the debris shield back on. Also check the belt guides on the debris shield and the on the gear case.

If you need any parts they can be ordered from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct .

Please let me know if you need further assistance on the repair of 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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2011
A:

Bruce, I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. If you are sure, the belt is on both pulleys and it will not tighten enough to drive the transmission pulley, I recommend checking the belt number. If you have the same model as above, the belt should be part number 196857. If this is the belt you have, I recommend double check to be sure the belt is around the engine pulley. You can also try adjusting the cable. The instructions for adjusting the cable are in the image below. Click on the image to enlarge it. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 05, 2013
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Q:

For a model 917376164, on the connecting drive cable. The cable goes into the spring, how do you detach it?

A:

Disconnect the spring and cable from the motion drive lever on the handle to give the cable slack.

This will let you move the spring far enough to disconnect from the lever. The cable slides up into the spring and the ball on the end of the cable fits into the spring.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2009
Q:

How do I install the spring at the end of the drive cable??? 917376164 Craftsman Mower

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I know connecting the drive cable spring can be tricky. The connection point is not easily visible from the top. The easiest way to connect the cable is to tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up. Once you have it tipped you should be able to see where it connects. The image below shows the spring connected. Just click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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
October 09, 2013