Model #917376536 CRAFTSMAN walk behind lawnmower, gas

Question and Answers

Q:

I need a replacement battery for a Craftsman mower, Model #917376536. Where can I find one?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I have spoke with our parts department and they claim the replacement battery is part number 431157C. The battery 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.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 30, 2011
Q:

charging lawn motor

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. I will be happy to assist you. First, unplug the battery charger and reconnect the mower harness. Then try to start the engine. If the mower goes not make any noise at all, I recommend checking the fuse in the wire harness. If the fuse is ok I commend checking the terminals on the battery. The image below shows how to access the battery. If the terminals are fine, you will need a volt ohmmeter to pin point the problem. If you have a meter, set it to check DC voltage. Then place the leads on the battery terminals. If it shows less than 9 volts, plug the charger in and re check the voltage. If you still have the low reading, I recommend replacing the charger. If you have over 12 volts, I recommend replacing the battery.

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

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 11, 2012
Q:

Craftsman tractor 9172731401: Unit runs for 5 minutes then stops. Has to sit a while before it will turn on again, but it stops within 5 minutes again.

A:

Next time the engine starts to die, loosen the fuel cap for ten seconds. If the engine smoothes out, I recommend replacing the fuel cap. The fuel cap has a vent that should allow air to replace the used fuel. If the vent is plugged, fuel will eventually stop flowing from the tank. The fuel filter and the fuel pump if your tractor has one could also cause the same issue.

If you do not think fuel is not the problem, you have to determine if the engine has spark. To check the engine for spark remove the spark plug wire and insert a screwdriver into the boot. Make sure to hold the handle of the screwdriver and position the exposed metal portion of the screwdriver close to something metal on the engine. A bolt head will work well. Then try to start the engine. You should see a spark from the screwdriver to the bolt head. This mean the coil is good. If you do not see a spark most likely the coil need to be replaced. If you see a spark the problem is most likely fuel related. I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please submit more details.

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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 .

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 12, 2011

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