Best place for old Craftsman lawn mower parts?

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Old 08-24-06, 08:47 PM
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I have a Craftsman Eager-1 (917-373841) that has become unusable. The engine is probably fine but I have no way to start it because the spring in the rewind starter unit (590702) has failed. I've been looking online for a couple hours and have come up with nothing so far. I'd appreciate any helpful suggestions of places to look.
 
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Old 08-24-06, 08:59 PM
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Have you tried craftsman.com? I have (had, it just died) an older model craftsman and found parts there. Also, give Ebay a shot, you'd be surprised what you can find there.
 
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Ebay came up empty on that but I spent a few more minutes on the Craftsman site and figured it out. You kind of have to hone in on major parts and then on the constituent parts. Not the best design I've ever seen but I think I found it. Thanks.

$40 for the spring and the assembly. I guess it's cheaper than buying a new mower.
 
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Great. I agree, horrible website. I found what I was looking for by accident.
 
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Old 08-25-06, 07:27 AM
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If craftsman parts are still available, Sears will have them.
http://www3.sears.com/
Model # of equipment is required.
 
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Old 08-25-06, 08:24 AM
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Since you have a Tecumseh engine part need, why not your local, independent, small businessperson. Your local Tecumseh dealer. For the chassis, you need to find your local AYP/Electrolux dealer. Knowledgeable, friendly, no shipping charges, no-nonsense type of business.
 
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Absolutely Puey, it is nice for both, however to use the parts listing from sears to be able to tell your dealer exactly what part you need. Certainly some parts descriptions can be confusing and even misleading, nice to be able to speak the same tounge. You can also get a quick price reference
 
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If craftsman parts are still available, Sears will have them.
http://www3.sears.com/
Model # of equipment is required.
Reviving this dead thread I found on Google. Nice site!

http://beta.searspartsdirect.com

Here you can type in your model number and find parts diagrams with part numbers. Very nice! My Eager-1 is model #143294132, in case it helps.

The Sears part numbers are the same as the Tecumseh part numbers, so you can just take them to your nearest Tecumseh parts counter and they'll find them for you. Also, the parts at my local dealer were cheaper than the searspartsdirect.com site.
 
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