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My craftsman 917.27682 starts great but the back wheels are locked. I know the freewheel lever needs to be disengaged but that still doesn't make a difference. any suggestions???

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SOURCE: replace drive belt Craftsman 917-255572

First you have to remove the deck,then you may have to remove belt guards to install new one,then reinstall the deck

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman 42" mower deck won't disengage

Try pulling on the cable coming down to deck. This cable might be your problem. Also check that the spring on the end of this cable is present and functional.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman 20hp tractor starts with mower engaged.

OK. You have one of two problems, or maybe a combination of the two.lol. Either the clutch cable that runs from the lever to the deck is frozen, or most likely, the pivot point on the idler arm on the deck is rusted up and is not disengaging. Spray some penatrating oil at the base of the bracket the idler pulley is mounted on (pivot point) while working it back an forth until is loosens up. There is also a spring that is hooked to the idler arm and to a slot in the middle toward the front of the deck to pull the arm forward when the blades are disengaged. Make sure that is in place also.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Craftsman LT 1000, model No 917272761 will not

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

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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There are blade brakes, one on each blade pulley. You will need to check that the brakes are in good working order and that the springs holding them against the pulleys are in place. Also there is a spring to return the idler pulley to the neutral position. The spring could be broken or the idler pivot rusted not allowing it to return to fully neutral position. This should get you going down the right track. Hope this helps; please vote yes. Thank you.

Posted on Dec 06, 2010

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