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The cable broke which engages my blades on my craftsman 17 .5 hp 42 inch. I need a model part number for the same . I have lost my owners manual with that information

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  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    You should still have the model number on a sticker under the seat. With that number I can look up the part you need.

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Locate mod # on tractor may be under seat
go to sears.com click on parts direct and enter that number and it will take you to the parts section for that mower.

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