Model #917377061 Craftsman walk behind lawnmower, gas

Question and Answers

Q:

Where can I find a gasoline cap for my Craftsman, model #917377061?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have looked up the fuel cap for the mower. The part number is 692046 and can be ordered from our parts website: Sears Parts Direct .

If the engine will start and die, I suspect the problem is a dirty carburetor. Please click on this link to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor. You will need a can of carb cleaner to clean the carburetor. Just work in a well ventilated area and use caution when working around gasoline.

Please let me know if you need further assistance with 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 20, 2011
Q:

My rear drive push lawnmower wheels lock up when pulling backwards. Why? It is a model 917377061.

A:

If you don't have a parts diagram of the lawnmower, please go to [www.searspartsdirect.com]. Look on the second page that shows the drive mechanism for the mower. Look for item 31 on both rear wheels of the mower.

This pawl is what releases when you pull the mower backward to let the wheels turn. More than likely the pawls and related parts need cleaning. You might find something worn there, but usually the pawls are just gummed up and sticking.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2009
Q:

How do I replace the muffler on the Craftsman self -propelled rotary lawn mower, model # 917-377061?

A:

The muffler will only go on the engine one way without modifying something. Install it so the bolts fit into the mounting holes on the engine. The long part of the muffler will go to the right side.

Clean the mounting area on the engine before installing the new muffler and be sure the new gasket is in place before tightening the bolts. Tighten the bolts to about 40 inch lbs.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 06, 2010