To replace motion drive belt, To adjust steering wheel alignment, To remove wheel for repairs – Craftsman 917.276240 User Manual
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TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there is
a belt installation guide decal on bottom of
1. Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE
MOWER” in this section of manual.)
BELT REMOVAL -
2. Create slack in belt by removing retainer
spring from drive belt tension handle.
3. Remove belt from all idler pulleys, trans
axle pulley and then from engine pulley.
BELT INSTALLATION -
1. Install new belt around engine pulley
first, then around transaxle pulley and
lastly into all the idler pulleys.
2. Check to be sure belt is positioned cor
rectly and is on proper side of all belt
3. Engage the drive belt tension handle
and replace the retainer spring.
4. Reinstall mower.
V-ldler''^ Belt Keeper
Idler Flat Idler
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steer
ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL -
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
1. Block rear axle securely.
2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT
Lead-acid batteries gen
erate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from bat
teries. Always wear eye protection when
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BAT
TERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency
starting, follow fhis procedure:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (-i-) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.