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Belt diagram for a Craftsman 42" riding lawn mower

Belt diagram for a Craftsman 42" riding lawn mower

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there are as many belt diagrams as there are mowers. You will need your model number to get the correct diagram. You should find this under the seat or on the very back of the unit. sorry can't help more at this time, when you get this, you can get online and go to sears and you will find it there.

Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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Craftsman 15.5 h.p. riding mower won't start

Last fall this mower would stop at irregular intevals , sometimes after 5 minutes , sometimes not at all during the job . When it stopped it would turn over but would not start . Fifteen minutes or so later it would start . Had it running once during the winter just to charge the battery but now it again turns over but will not start .
I believe I checked it once last fall during the non starting period and found no spark at the spark plug .

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Try this,follow the positive battery to the part it's attached to,that's what is bad,remove it and take to Lowe's,they have one and it's not expensive.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017

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how long is a craftsman lt2000 mower deck vbelt part #144959?

how long is a craftsman lt2000 mower deck vbelt part #144959?

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95 1/2 "x 1/2"

Posted on May 02, 2013

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how to install mower deck belt on a lt1000 craftsman riding mower

I need to know how to install the deck belt on a LT1000 Craftsman riding mower with a 42in. cut. Model number is 917 271634

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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How do I install the

How do I install the deflector shield on a Craftsman riding mower, model # 917.288031?

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Hi and welcome to FicYa, I am Kelly.

You will need to make sure that you have items 21 - 29 of this diagram: Scroll way down 75% until you see the deck and belt, then look at item 27 the deflector shield.
http://www.hammerwall.com/Manuals/Craftsman/Description/917.288031/Craftsman%20Lawn%20Tractor%2017.5%20HP%2042%20Inch%20Mower%206%20Speed/L0807249/

It is a matter of sliding the bolt throught bracket on the mower deck and making sure that the shield safety switch is actuated. (Flip up)

I also read the owner's manual (no help!). The only thing about the shield is on page 14 stating to make sure it is in place.

If your missing the hardware to install the deflector shield you can go to http:www.searspartsdirect.com and enter your model number in the search bar. You have to choose model search then click (go).
You will get this diagram if you choose mower deck:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/Riding-mower-tractor-Parts/Model-917288030/0247/1509200/P0905008/00007?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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Kelly

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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charging wireing diagram on craftman 42'' riding lawn mower 19.5'' briggs motor

i need to know were the wires hook to for charging system.

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the charging system runsfrom a stator which is underneath the flywheel and runs to a rectifier/regulator module and to the battery. it will power the blades if it is an electric clutch system and also the fuel plunger system on the carbuerator

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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what size deck belt do

what size deck belt do I need for a craftsman LT3000 riding mower

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Go to this link:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals enter your model number
that will usually start with either 917 or 950
917.xxxyyy and then click on get parts to find your belt. Also rt click on manual / open in a new window to get the owner's manual for deck belt routing if you do not have one. Belt routing is under adjustments in the manual.
Searching LT3000 these model numbers:
917276815, 91727681, 917276813, 917276814 are similar to yours and bring up this owners manual:
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0606010.pdf

Deck diagram:
http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/P0604158-00010.png

Deck parts:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/Riding-mower-tractor-Parts/Model-917276815/0247/1509200/P0604158/00010?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

Deck Belt PN: 144959 is item 68.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Craftsman-Parts/Riding-mower-tractor-Parts/144959/0071/917/Model-917276815/0247/1509200?keySuffixId=NA&pathTaken=partSearch&pathRender=modelComponent&documentCompId=P0604158&diagramPageId=00010&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=917276815&subCompDesc=Mower%20deck&brandDesc=CRAFTSMAN&modelDesc=TRACTOR&blt=11

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Kelly

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

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JOHN DEERE 318 LAWN TRACTOR WONT START

REPLACED PLUGS, POINTS AND CONDENSER, WONT TURN OVER, COULD IT BE COIL? HOW CAN I TEST IT

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ok, since you have the points, I assume you have the B43g Onan
engine. Was it running before the new parts were installed?
Check your point gap and make sure it is .016, plugs ahould be gapped at .025 Make sure your plug wires are good too. Should be somewhere between 0 and 10,000 ohms per foot, when measured with an ohmmeter. Once everything is rechecked for gap distance, make sure there is no spark by pulling plug out, leaving wire on and ground the outside of plug to the chassis of the tractor.
Crank over and look for the spark. Coils are about $100, so you want to eliminate everything else first.
Diagnosing a points ignition for no spark is really simple. Do you have 12V at the coil? Do you get a spark when you connect and disconnect the negative terminal of the coil to ground? If not you have a bad coil.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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1998 craftsman mower w/19.5 hp Briggs and Stratton will not fire.

I have replaced the coil/armeture, silenoid, plugs and by-passed all safety kill switches. Still can't get it to fire up.I'm ready to shoot it.

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Hello B-N-L:

>>I Suggest you Check the Ign Module First and then the Safety Switches if the Ign Module (Coil) is Good. Remember that the Ign Module May Check Good, but if the Safety Switches Check Good, then Most likely the Coil is in the Early Stages of Breaking Down and will Cause this Problem.
>>You can Check the Ign Module (Coil) by Using the Following Instruction File.
The Following is an Instruction File I Made for Checking and Repairing this Problem.
>>Run the Engine Until it Quits, then Remove the Spark Plug. Wrap a Wire Around the Threads and Attach the Other End of the Wire to the Engine Block Turn the Engine and See if the Plug Fires.
>>If No, then Disconnect the Shut Off Wire at the Control Bracket First, Check for Fire at the Plug. If Still No Fire at the Plug; Then Disconnect the Shut Off Wire at the Coil (usually requires removal of the blower housing) and Check for Fire at the Plug.
>>If No Fire at the Plug , then the Coil/Ign Module is Bad. The Coil/Ign Module to Flywheel Gap is .020in.
>>On Some Model JD Engines, there is a Igniter that Goes Bad and Not the Coil. The Igniter is the Same as an Ignition Module. If the Plug Fires at Anytime During these 2 Checks, then a Safety Switch or Wire May be the Problem. Yes the Engine will Turn Even with a Bad Seat Safety Safety Switch. Usually if the Engine will Not Turn with the Ign Switch; the Blade Safety or Neutral/Clutch Safety Switch is Usually the Cause of this.
>>The Starter Turns and the Engine Doesn't Fire is an Indication of a Bad Coil/Ign Module or a Faulty Blade Safety Switch.
>>The Blade and Clutch Safety Switches Prevent the Starter from Engaging so the Blades or the Mower Does Not Move when the Starter Turns the Engine.
>>The Seat Safety is Designed to Stop the Engine if the Blades are Engaged or the Clutch Safety is Not Engaged when you Leave the Seat.
>>The Following is an Instruction File for the Safety Switch System. Any Input is Appreciated.
>>The Color Code of the Wires May be Different than those I Use as a Reference in the Instruction File.
>>**PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECKING THE SAFETY SWITCHES IS JUST THAT!!! FOR CHECKING ONLY.
>>I NEVER Suggest a Mower be Operated with a Safety Device or Switch Disconnected or Bypassed.
>>**Now. On Some Model Mowers you can Simply Unplug the Safety Switch from the Harness. On Other Models you have to Place a Jumper Wire Between the Harness Terminals (on the 4 Post Switch (Clutch/Brake) Jumper from Same Color Wire (Example: White to White) First and then Check for Fire, Now Include the Black to Black Wires if No Fire.
>>Check the Clutch/Brake and the Blade/PTO Safety Switches First.
>>Check the Seat Safety Last. Usually the Seat Safety is Not in the System for Starting the Engine. Just to Ensure Someone is in the Seat when Engaging the Transaxle and/or Blades. Use a Paper Clip or a Short Wire to Make a Jumper.**
>>Use a Volt/OHM/Continuity Meter and Check the Continuity of the Switch. The Meter should Show when the Contacts are Closed and Open. The Meter will Swing All the Way Over when the Switch Contacts are Closed and Swing Back to the Rest Point when the Switch Contacts are Open.
>>If the Safety Switches Check Good, then Check the Ign Module (Coil).
>>Thanks.

Respectfully

John

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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lever won't engage blades

I have a Craftsman LT2000, the lever that engages the blades is not working, it's very loose and before it was so tight I could barely move it. Newly divorced woman needing some help, please!

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check to see if a belt came off, it would go from bottom engine pully to deck lever pully then around blade pullys on deck. the pully under neth has to tighten belt to run blades the pully is ether solid to lever or has a cable that moves it make sure cable did not break hope this helps

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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