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If you are saying that it turns easier or faster to the left than to the right, most likely you have a problem with either the linkage or possibly the front axle beam itself.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Sep 05, 2014


You can go to www.murray.com , enter your model number and download an owners manual which will have the instructions and diagram on how to do it

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Sep 05, 2014


Most valve clearances for b&s are about a sheet of papers thickness. If you would like exact measurement, get me the model number of the engine and I will attempt to find it for you.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014


at the sears parts website. They usually have them for sale or as .pdf files. you will need to know the sears model number.

http://parts.sears.com/partsdirect/index.action

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Sep 01, 2014


you should see at least 60 psi but 90 is better... do to the compression release mechanism if the engine cranks slow you might not see anything above 60...

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


model number would get you a good answer...

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


My Craftsman engine leaked gas out the breather when the float in the carb was stuck so it would not close properly. The pin that held it in place came out on one side so the float would not work properly.

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014


May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


Can you expand on this? are you not able to drive? fwd/backword? Does engine die when you put into gear?

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


It's not getting fuel thru the carberator another solution is the needle is stuck sometimes after it sets over the winter the needle ( which has a rubber end ) sticks closed

Craftsman 17.5... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014


Some mowers will not allow you to shift into reverse with the blades engaged for safety reasons. Try disengaging the blades then shift into reverse.

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


Not sure where to get compression pounds for this, but let me refer you to the Briggs website for detailed product specs and power curves.
Intek can be twin or single sylinder.

For Twin....
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/engines/rider-mower-engines/intek-series-v-twin

For single....the are in 1/2 HP ratings but the link is below....
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/engines/rider-mower-engines/intek-with-xrd-single-cylinder

If further detail is required, I will need the model type and trim found on the valve cover.

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


I believe that this is the wiring schematic your searcxhing for

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


there is no adjustment drop deck all the way down spray all moving parts with wd40 mash clutch all the way down release quickly several times crank and try

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


most lawnmowers have one for the reverse and under the seat some have them on the brake pedal to start it if it breaks it wont start

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


model 917258862 mower was given to me. sat outside numerous years. I've managed to get it to start run and drive, but cant get blades to engage. don't know what the wires are for or do that go to some sort of pulley attached to the bottom of motor. can somebody help me pls ?

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


I couldn't find the manual for your tractor but I did fiind one for a 917255917 model it calls for a 71-25231 snow thrower. The 842 model you listed must not be complete number. There are several different models that start with 842. Does your tractor have the horizontal engine that has clutch on front, and drive pully on rear of engine? I used to have one like that and I had a sears blower on it. You'll need wheel weights and chains too.

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

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