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My craftsman lt 1000 is getting oil in crankcase

The breather tube from the crankcase to the carb is blowing gas and oil and a lot of it.

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  • amdsgd Apr 05, 2009

    This was an excellent description on the repair. I have a craftsman 17 horse 42in cut that floods the crankcase as well. Do you think the fix coupd be the same on my mower? I bought this as is from a friend that had the carb rebuilt, but nothing replaced, the guy just took it apart and cleaned it an reassembled it. I am thinking that the solenoid is faulty on the bottom of the bowl. Also, is the fuel shut off a good idea to prevent any syphening of fuel when it is off? Just a thought. thanks.. Ryan in Wisconsin

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SOURCE: i need a owners manuel for Craftsman LT 1000 Model# 917.272650

Hello bostont1228:

>>To View a Breakdown of this Unit Go to this Site Addy, http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action?sid=PSHx20080114x00001 and Enter the Model Numbers and Click Search. From this Page you can View Diagrams and Parts Lists for you Equipment Using the "View Sub Components" Section Near the Bottom Left. You can Also Enter "Owners Manual" in the Search Box and it will Direct you to the Page you Require.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: craftsman lt 1000 wont stay running

Take a paperclip and clean out the small hole on your gas cap. And yes I am being serious.

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SOURCE: I have a Craftsman 16hp B&S, 42 tractor. engine surges, blows oil

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A AIR LEAK AND SOME BAD GAS AND YOU MAY WANT TO CHANG THE OIL 1 MORE TIME LETME KNOW IF THIS HELPS IF NOT ILL DIG IN TO IT WITH YA

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a craftsman Lt 1000, 17.5 hp tractor. It

Check for cracked fuel lines, plugged fuel filter, if all ok, then check fuel pump.

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SOURCE: adjusting brake on Craftsman LT 1000 lawn tractor manual

underneath by the right side tire turn in the adjustment nuts on the brake rod. if brake is bad the disk will have to be replaced see a manual.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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