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On the sears craftsman 917.273011 mower how do you change from High range to Low range? I inherited this mower and can?t seem to get it to work; I just don?t know the how-to of it

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Check the seat switch for the running problem. Disconnect the switch and jump the harness with a piece of wire, and see if the tractor stays running. If so, then the switch is bad. As for the charging problem. Test the voltage regulator. Start the tractor and put a volt meter across the battery. Red to red and black to black. Run the RPM to full throttle. You should have a reading of 14 to 14.5 volts. If not, the regulator is bad. Hope this helps.

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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

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SOURCE: Craftsman riding mower won't move.

yes it is a bad belt unless it is a hydro-stat(no clutch) you need to look under the mower and see if the belt is on correctly

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: nothing happens when you turn on the lawn mower

Check your seat, drive safety switches. Can you turn the engine with jumper cables attached to the starter? It won't start, but should turn over, one of your safety switches is not working.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: craftsman riding mower-what year was it made

Hello! The 917= American Yard Products...A major supplier to Sears...The first six digits of the SN#...00/00/00= date of manufacture...In your case...May,1,1997...

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Get rags & cardboard and clean up the oil, esp. on the engine.
See how to put oil into the engine, add and check the level.
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