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Craftsmen LT1000, where's the filter?


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05-09-08, 04:49 PM   #1  
Craftsmen LT1000, where's the filter?

I just bought a Craftsmen LT1000 17hp OHV lawn tractor with a briggs motor. The lady didn't have the owers manual so I need some help. I want to change the oil and filter, but I can't find the oil filter. Maybe I'm blind or just can't see right, I've looked all over both sides of the motor and can't see an oil filter. Can anyone help me out. Thanks....

 
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05-09-08, 05:32 PM   #2  
Without any tractor or engine model numbers posted, If you don't see a oil filter this engine hasn't got one.....

 
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05-10-08, 12:43 AM   #3  
This is a 2002 tractor model # 917.271661. It has a Briggs 17hp I/C motor, model # 310707 type 0137-EI. This motor only has one spark plug.

 
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05-10-08, 04:52 AM   #4  
Unless I missed something your engine is shown with Briggs part # 492932S oil filter and should be located as below;



 
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05-10-08, 06:40 AM   #5  
No filter there. I just got off the phone with Sear's and they told me this model motor does not have a oil filter. Have you ever heard of anything like that?

 
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05-10-08, 06:53 AM   #6  
Sure, The filter is a option. That was the reason for my first post.....

 
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06-19-11, 07:35 AM   #7  
where is oil drain?

I have the same mower, with the engine pictured in 3IY's response. I do have the filter as shown, but don't know where the oil drain is. Is it the spout on the opposite side, with the plastic cap? No oil would drain from there, even though the dipstick shows full. Thanks!

 
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06-19-11, 07:41 AM   #8  
craftsman LT1000

While I have you, the cable that engages the cutting blades has stretched so that the blades will not stop once started. Can the cable be adjusted, or must it be replaced? Thanks again.

 
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06-19-11, 09:36 AM   #9  
The square plug on the lower left side of the engine pictured is the drain plug. It's at the bottom of the oil fill tube. Yours may have this plug or a pull and twist drain spout in its' place.

The cable isn't the reason the blades won't stop. The pivot points and cam rollers on the blade brake arms need to be cleaned and lubed, and the return spring may be missing or broken.


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06-20-11, 05:52 AM   #10  
Thanks Cheese! I'll try those suggestions

 
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06-20-11, 08:25 PM   #11  
Posted By: toogie I have the same mower, with the engine pictured in 3IY's response. I do have the filter as shown, but don't know where the oil drain is. Is it the spout on the opposite side, with the plastic cap? No oil would drain from there, even though the dipstick shows full. Thanks!
my daughter has a 2002 31c.... and no filter on it. I just looked at a 17 hp at Canadian tire. 2011 briggs single cyl motor, no filter. Only 999.95

 
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