Craftsman tractor 917.275684 won't move when hot


Old 09-03-15, 04:46 AM
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Craftsman tractor 917.275684 won't move when hot

Mower will go forward & back for a time while mowing then slows and stops moving. won't go back also. Shut it off ,then go back after 15 - 20 minutes and it will go again. I just replaced the electric clutch, thinking that was the problem. mowed yard area twice with no problems, now it is doing the same thing again. Was the electric clutch the problem ? I don't want to buy and replace it again if that isn't my problem.
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Old 09-03-15, 05:12 AM
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I suppose you've checked the drive belt to make sure it's not slipping when it gets hot, and/or adjusted it accordingly. I just had a new Kevlar wrapped belt stretch on me, and need quite a bit of adjustment as it was being "broken in".
Old 09-03-15, 10:22 AM
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The electric clutch has nothing to do with it, that is for the blade operation only. Your problem is most likely a worn transmission belt. Possibly the clutch pedal is not returning all the way.

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