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No you dont need a new starter, the gear is stuck.
Try WD40 and gently free it with a screwdriver.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Mar 21, 2015

You did not finish the statement about without the blades but if your saying what I thing you are...Ah Oh Sounds like you may have a bent crank..Did you hit something with the blades...take the belt off and start the motor..and Check for wobble of the V drive there should be NONE if it does it could be bent itself or the crank...good luck

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

Sounds like a bad coil to me ... it only makes sense that has the heat from the engine transfers into the coil the coil windings expand and causes a open resulting in ignition failure and no spark to the plugs... if you need parts try www.partstree.com

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

check to see if you lost spark if not spray starting fluid and see if it fires that will tell you if it's a fuel prblem

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Mar 11, 2015

Find a level surface (concrete garage floor for example) ... adjust front to back ... use a tape meadure to mneasure floor to deck edge ... then adjust side to side.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

There are plastic bushings on the front wheels that get worn over time. Pull the front wheels off and inspect them to see if they are still intact.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015

Park your mower on a level surface and loosen the bolts that hold the mower deck up on both sides. There are some good YouTube videos that show you how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQQXtcMzbGA

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

This video shows several belt patterns for various mowers. I am assuming you are wanting the deck belt and not the drive belt. 4 seconds into the video is the standard craftsman 42 inch belt path. The belt at the bottom is put on the engine pulley. Tip from my own experince make sure that the belt is under the belt guides or you will ruin a belt in short order. Your model number is under the seat and is also a scanable barcode. Another tip is to snap a photo of your model numbers. This is handy when you need parts. More accurate and readable than writing it down. Riding Mower Deck Belt Diagram DIY

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Jan 14, 2015

Starter motor spins, but does not engage
  1. Check the starter motor for a seized or binding pinion gear.
  2. Remove the flywheel inspection plate and check for a damaged ring gear.
  3. Engine stalls immediately when started
    1. Check the ignition switch condition and operation. The electrical contacts in the run position may be worn or damaged. Try restarting the engine with all electrical accessories in the off position. Sometimes turning the key on an off will help in emergency situations, however once the switch has shown signs of failure, it should be replaced as soon as possible.
    2. Check for loose, corroded, damaged or shorted wires for the ignition system and repair or replace.
    3. Check for manifold vacuum leaks or vacuum hose leakage and repair or replace parts as necessary.
    4. Measure the fuel pump delivery volume and pressure. Low fuel pump pressure can also be noticed as a lack of power when accelerating. Make sure the fuel pump lines are not restricted. The fuel pump output is not adjustable and requires fuel pump replacement to repair.
    5. Check the engine fuel and ignition management system. Inspect the sensor wiring and electrical connectors. A dirty, loose or damaged sensor or control module wire can simulate a failed component.
    6. Check the exhaust system for internal restrictions.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

Must be a dead short in wire to solenoid, trace wire back from solenoid plug through wirring harness till you find bare or damaged wire and repair with electrical tape. Try to determine what caused this condition and repair that also so it cant happen again

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Dec 18, 2014

try cleaning the small vent hole in the gas cap.this happened to me

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Dec 17, 2014

Drain oil... it is full of gasoline due to a bad float pin and rubber gromet in your carb. When your float pin and gromet fail, gas just keeps flowing into your carburetor, eventually flooding your motor with gas and oil mix.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

I believe that's a tecumseh trans axle. They really aren't a serviceable part. But it you're brave... Yeah I've torn them apart to replace bearings and such. I never found a "spec" for the lube but it's really heavy. I used a nice sticky molly grease when ever I put one back together.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Dec 13, 2014

The deck belt is 144959 which is 1/2" X 95" and the drive belt is 140294 which 1/2' X 82", and can be found on amazon, here 1 2 95 Premium Belt Craftsman Poulan Ayp Husqvarna Replacement Belt 144959.... I hope this was helpful. cheers


Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014

find every part you need on amazon here Amazon com Craftsman LT1000 Parts . take a look and enjoy

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

if there is a governor, it is most likely part of the engine. You will need the engine model number to look that up.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Nov 07, 2014

Do you have an engine make, model and code?

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Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014

Adjust them with the piston at TDC on the compression stroke to .04

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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