Model #917377662 Craftsman walk behind lawnmower, gas

Question and Answers

Q:

I am tying to remove the blade adapter to replace the drive belt on my Craftsman Rotary lawn mower, model 917377662. Pull off or screw off. Its struck

A:

Thank you for your question.

To remove the blade adapter the gas should be drained or ran out of the tank so the lawnmower can be placed on the side. Lay the mower so the carburetor and air cleaner are up.

Block the blade with a piece of wood and remove the blade bolt and blade. The blade adapter should pull off the engine shaft unless it is rusted to the engine shaft.

Try spraying rust buster between the engine shaft and the blade adapter and tapping the blade adapter with a hammer to help the rust buster penetrate. Tap on the back side of the blade adapter to tap it off the engine shaft.

If this procedure doesn’t work, put the blade bolt back into the engine shaft and tighten it until the head is about ½ inch from the blade adapter. Use a gear puller to pull the blade adapter off the shaft.

With the blade adapter off the debris shield will slide off the engine shaft.



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 01, 2012