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Craftsman model 917377411 front propelled drive not engaging

Craftsman model 917377411 front propelled not working,belt is spinning pulley mounted on transm and handle lever is operating plastic linkage on transm. what is most likely problem keeping front wheels from engaging.

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I took mine apart today . Right front wheel is worn completely away on the inside drive teeth. The left front is half gone. I ordered two wheels for 19.99 each with free shipping . Sears has them on back order .

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On your model I beleive these wheels are driven with small gears inside the inside diameter of the wheels. If the shaft is turning, then you probably have a gear problem. Remove a wheel and inspect both the wheel, and the small gear. They are prone to wear.I'd suggest replacing all four parts if worn.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

  • deecamp127 Jul 18, 2010

    Thanks i will check,but i probably needed to check shaft don't think it is turning,neither wheel is
    turning and both had been working.Thought probably something in transmission but really don't know what to look for.

  • Tom W Jul 19, 2010

    Oh, I tought you indicated the drive shaft was turning. Yes if the driveshaft is not turning, and the input pully is , be sure your cable is pulling the lever on the transmission.

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