Model #917385120 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Which spring do I need 917385120


Thanks for the inquiry and for using Sorry to hear about the missing spring, I know how frustrating that is, especially if you were in the middle of a mow.

From the details given, it sounds like your governor spring took a flight somewhere in the bushes. One easy way to know for sure which one you need is to look at the ends or connectors on the springs. The governor spring has long ends that connect and the brake spring have short ends or connectors.

Brake Spring:

Governor Spring:


If by chance the photos above don't load, you can also see them by clicking on the blue links below for each spring on our website. I have also attached a few photos below that you can click on to see how they attach. If you don't see the attachments, just click here to see my response on with attachments.

Once you determine which spring you need, you can click below on the appropriate link to be directed to the PartsDirect page to purchase the needed spring. However, based upon the details, I presume you will need the governor spring.

Governor Spring for Model 917385120

Air Vane Brake Spring for Model 917385120

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for using  


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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2013

what type of oil does model 917385120 craftsman briggs & stratton walk behind lawmower take?


I'm sending you the engine lubrication information from the owner's manual. If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
May 21, 2010

Can you help me with instructions on how to install a pull rope on my lawn mower?


Since the starter recoil is under a lot of spring pressure and the spring is sharp enough to cut easily, you may want to consider having a professional do the job if you have any reservations.

I recommend that you replace the starter assembly; part number 499706 purchased though


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Carpentry Bucket -
Sears Technician
September 30, 2008

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