Craftsamn-Tecumseh Replacement Motor?


Old 11-19-07, 02:23 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7
Craftsamn-Tecumseh Replacement Motor?

I just inherited a ~7 yr old Sears Craftsman propelled lawn mower that is basically in pretty good shape - except the motor is kaput - everything is in good shape.
With the spark plug out and when rotating the fly wheel there absolutley no compression so I guess the piston etc is gone.

What I'm thinking of is just buying a replacement engine and basically winding up with a 'new' lawn mower.

The model is a Sears 917 37630 (s/n 050796M 003707) with a Sears Roebuck (Tecumseh I think?) engine # 143966500

I think it's about a 6.5 HP

Any ideas/advice on locating a replacement motor and the approx cost...?
Sponsored Links
Old 11-20-07, 02:09 AM
puey61's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,224
This is actually eleven years old (manufactured on May 7, 1996, per the chassis' serial number), are you sure you want to do anything with this? I wouldn't but if you still do then you will find it difficult to find a suitable replcacement engine other than an exact replacement from Tecumseh. And the engine, originally, was a Tecumseh Vector engine and, in my opinion, is the worst small engine ever produced for walk-behind lawn mowers. I say keep looking for a different lawn mower. Just my opinion.
Old 11-20-07, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NE Okla
Posts: 432
You said there is no compression when the spark plug is out and you turn the flywheel ??
The spark plug has to be installed to check compression.
Am I missing something here ?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes