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Craftsman model 917273220

Let off break while sitting in seat and mower dies

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SOURCE: dies out like it ran out of gas after 15 min. but will restart after it sits for a while

The fuel is not getting into the carburetor as it should, the issue may be one of the following:

  1. Clogged or restricted fuel tank exit.
  2. Clogged or restricted fuel filter
  3. Fuel shut-off valve not open fully
  4. Float valve in carburetor maladjusted, fouled
  5. Excessive water in float bowl

This is what I do to check 1,2 and three all at once.
  1. I run the mower out of fuel after draining as much as possible into a suitable container.
  2. I remove the fuel line from the carburetor and direct it into a catch container such as a clean water or soda bottle.
  3. I add a small amount of fuel to the tank (less then the catch container you are using) and observe how quickly the gas flows from the tank to the catch container. If the fuel trickles in the issue is likely one of the three described above. If the fuel drains into the catch container quickly then the issue is internal to the carburetor which may require a trip to the local small engine shop.
  4. Once all of the fuel has drained into the catch container re-attach the fuel line to the carburetor. If the mower is equipped with a push button drain on the bottom of the carburetor press it momentarily to ensure that the float bowl is not partially full of water (common in the spring). If more than a drop or two of water came out you may have solved the problem.
  5. Place a folded shop towel or paper towel under the drain button to hold any fuel. I recommend wearing nitrile exam gloves for the next part, pour the fuel from the catch container into the fuel tank while pressing and holding the drain button on the bottom of the carburetor, under normal circumstances with items 1,2 and three testing out ok the fuel will run out of the drain button in a steady stream, if it comes out in drops then the cause is likely the needle valve or its related circuitry within the carburetor, this is best handled by those with advanced experience such as a small engine repair shop.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Starting Craftsman model 917.270430 riding mower.

There's a safety shut-off switch below the seat, so when you're seated the switch is engaged. If you were to fall off the mower, the engine and Blades stop (safety feature).
Check the switch to see if it's operational.
Beyond that, mower may need a tune up or servicing, if it is not starting.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower Model 917.270824

I do not believe there is a manual available to the public for troubleshooting, however, you have at least 3 switches to tell the mower to stop when blades are engaged or clutch pedal released.

Seat switch
pedal switch
mower engage switch


The pedal and mower lever switches are identical, and have two sides, one for starting, one for blades turning. One side can fail. The pedal switch is on the frame very close to the pivot point of the pedal/shaft. The mower switch will be under the dash close to the bottom of the lever.

1) Locate and inspect the switches for broken or pinch wires, switch housing, or loose mounting, and how each lever or pedal engages the swtich.


2) This is a picture of the wiring so that you can get a better idea of location.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=917270824&productCategoryId=1509200&brandId=0247&modelName=TRACTOR&diagramPageId=00011&componentDescription=SCHEMATIC%20DIAGRAM-TRACTOR&documentId=P0811014&blt=06

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=917270824&productCategoryId=1509200&brandId=0247&modelName=TRACTOR&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=ELECTRICAL&documentId=P0811014&blt=06

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: New Craftsman 20hp Briggs & Stratton 42

first make sure the air intake screen on top of engine is not clogged with debris if thats not a concern you could have a faulty ignition coil etc your engine should have a two year warranty and can be serviced at no charge to you at your local briggs service dealer make sure and check your manual for the fine print though. Briggs makes a great engine and very rarely have I ever seen a problem allthough if you were to have an engine issue it will accur during the first few hours of opperation good luck

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

RonInFla
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SOURCE: STARTS GOOD BUT ENGINE DIES WHEN CLUTCH RELEASED

cut the wires running to the switch...try again...if same, stripp back wires, and twist together...wrap in tape or use some sort of connector...it's electric and should be treated as such...try again...still ?? Start finding those switches and repeat the process til it works...theres usually 3 or 4...

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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