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I have a 15 HP. Sears Lawn Tractor with a standard transmission.

I can't get the clutch and brake adjusted the way they need to be to operate the tractor. I have never changed the drive belt. Is there some special way to adjust the clutch and brake screws so these things work properly? If I pull back on the clutch when I put it in gear it does work but that is a pain. Can I get a manual on these adjustments? How hard is it to change the drive belt?

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  • richardawhit Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have an LT200 with automatic transmission. I have multiple problems I need to adjust (tightnen) all of my cables. I would also like to know how to adjust the blade engage/ dissengage cable. Thanks Richard

  • Mark Tripp
    Mark Tripp May 11, 2010

    What is the model # and Serial # of your machine?

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SOURCE: looking for owners manual sears 15.5hp craftsman

Look here...
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SOURCE: need to adjust brake/clutch 14hp craftsman lawn tractor

The brake is on the right side of the transaxle. There are two mounting bolts and one 1/2 nut in the middle that is your adjustment. Tighten it 1/2 turn at a time and hold the brake down and try to roll it until it holds.

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SOURCE: craftsman 42 in 19.5 unable to control speed forward motion

is this perhaps a hydro trans? if so, try putting the shift lever in neutral, then let off the brake pedal, use the shift lever to go forward and to neutral to stop - same with reverse, don't even use the brake pedal except for emergency stops. if it's a manual shift, it's possible the belt is incorrect, and/or the belt guides are bent or the belt is improperly routed - the belt guides are important as they allow the belt to "blossom" off the engine pulley, reducing the "shock" load when engaged - hope this helps

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SOURCE: need to replace a clutch cable

i need a picture or explanation, how does the clutch spring attach

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SOURCE: Sears lawn tractor tubeless tire replacement

Most local tire shops have or can get tires and tubes of the size you want/need and would install them as well. Without the proper tools, they can be a "bear" to change but if you insist upon doing it yourself, go to a GOOD lawnmower repair shop and have them order the sizes for you. It has been my experience though, the tire shops are cheaper

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SOURCE: looking for wiring diagram for sears tractor

Go to www.searspartsdirect.com Enter your model number in the appropriate box, when the page loads, look on the left side of the page where it says "Browse sub-components" and click on "tractor-schematic" this will open to a total wiring diagram for you

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