Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

Open Question

Freewheel lever broke off- where does it attach?

I have a craftsman riding mower model # 917.273140 that worked great. it suddenly stopped midmow and wont start. I checked the obvios things then noticed the freewheel lever was "missing". I looked all over even lifting it for access but cant find where it would attach. the lever is gone, but it may be I cant find it in the grass. How and where does it attach to the transmission...? thanks

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 52 Answers

SOURCE: craftsman 42" riding lawn mower blade free spinning but wont cut

It sounds to me that you need a new mower deck drive belt, or your blades need sharpening. If the blade edges are rounded, they won't cut butter... Also, when mower is off, check mower deck drive pulleys to make sure you don't have any that are locked up or are dragging. You can check this by pulling the belt away from pulley and spinning the pulley by hand. MOWER MUST BE OFF before attempting any of these checks. You would be surprised how many people would try this with the mower running.
Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

joboo1
  • 257 Answers

SOURCE: Craftsman 18.5 riding mower when I engage the

Hi Jeff, If you look at the deck, one or more of those pulleys is a tensioner, It pushes against the belt to tighten it, The rest of the pulleys can be identified by the fact that they only have a bolt through the middle, whereas the tensioner is mounted on an adjustable arm with a slot to allow adjustment. It should also be the only one that the belt doesn't go around the pully it just pushes on one side.If the tensioner arm is all the way to the end of the slot, the belt is streched and will need replaced but sounds like it may have come loose. Some of these decks also have a spring on the tensioner arm and those come off from a stick or other debris. Check it out and if you have a problem let me know and I will try to come up with a diagram. If your mower is that new there should be a belt diagram on the deck. i will need a model number of the deck or mower for that. Good luck!

Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: how to install mower deck belt on a lt1000 craftsman riding mower

The manual will cover it.

http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0104168.pdf

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower loose belts need tighting

http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0403195.pdf

Here ya go.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

  • 32 Answers

SOURCE: duel blades on craftsman riding mower cut unevenly

check the front tire air pressures then for a bent blade

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Model 917.20381 riding mower. Why don't blades disengage?


Terry, Deck full of debris around belt tensioner not allowing it to release, tension arm seized/spring broke, wrong/small belt installed.
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
CRAFTSMAN 42 MOWER REPAIR
My mower deck will not disengage
Blade will not disengage Craftsman 917 270662
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090407155731AACRvsq
Sears Craftsman 917 272481 LTX1000 Riding Mower Deck Belt Blade...

Apr 08, 2016 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Blade still running after lever is disenagaged on Sears Craftsman LT2000 2010 riding mower.


the moveable arm that the blade engage pulley is attached to has a hole for a spring as well as the deck (or at least an attached immoveable bracket). spring goes there to bring the blades to a stop when putting the lever in the off possition.

Jun 09, 2014 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

1 Answer

My lever to start my cuttuing blades stopped working. i have a craftsman 46" deck lawn tractor


The cable either got disconnected or more likely broke. Replace cable.

Jun 02, 2014 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Craftsman 56" lawn tractor auto trans dose not drive forward or revers. tryed purging trans no go checked engagment rod ok, belt seems good. I can push the mower by hand as if the trans were not connected...


somehow did the little freewheel lever get pulled in the rear of the tractor to disengage transmission?..usually out is disengage and in is engaged. look around the back panel behind the rear axle for a small lever you can pull or push in.

Aug 18, 2013 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

1 Answer

Craftsman 22hp 7500 zero turn mower 3years old.


Be careful - running ungoverned will quickly destroy the engine. Look at the carburetor throttle lever. There should be two linkages attached -- one from the manual throttle lever, another from the governor. The linkage to the governor is usually a spring. Perhaps that came off or broke, or a foreign object is wedged in there.

Jul 15, 2010 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

1 Answer

My Craftsman LT 1000, model No 917272761 will not freewheel. Can you tell me how the control lever works. When I removed the back plate the lever appears to only be attached to the frame via a spring. I do...


you taliking about the relase at the rear you pull out to roll it? it just connects at the top of the transaxel you can go to searsparts.com type in your model# for exploded veiw of the lever ? hope this helps

Aug 31, 2009 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

2 Answers

Spring is broken


There are many springs on a riding mower. Is it the clutch spring, the idler pulley spring, or maybe the blade brake springs. There are also springs on the brakes and even under the set. Please be more specific.

Aug 23, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

1 Answer

Craftsman 15.5hp 42'' changed hydrostatic fluid with mobile 1 synthetic 15w50 and now the wheels will not rotate at all. Checked everything belts on right pulley turning on top of tranny, disengage for...


Purge the transaxle by pulling the freewheel lever at the back of the transaxle.With the lever in the freewheel position run the engine full speed with clutch out,work the forward/reverse control back and forth 10 times and then try it.Also make sure that if you had the wheels of that you didn't lose a wheel key.

Aug 15, 2009 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Deck adjustment lever broke, need part or manual


go to sears.com and you can get the manual and the parts you need.

May 20, 2009 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

1 Answer

Craftsman 20HP , can't stop freewheeling,


Sounds like your problem is the key in your rear wheel is missing or sheared, you have to remove the wheel @ tire assembly ,pull rubber cap off then clip to remove if one of the keys is sheared or gone it will go into gear and the brake will work ,but they will only stop the shaft without the key it will not move or brake becuase its not attached if you know what I mean.

May 11, 2009 | Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model Logo

Related Topics:

69 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Craftsman Garden Experts

Dean Gruber

Level 2 Expert

110 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2478 Answers

Are you a Craftsman Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...