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Thanks, I figured out that removing the tank...

Thanks, I figured out that removing the tank would gain me access. Your input is greated with many thanks!

Greg
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Ok, I have a mechanical engineering degree, so...

Ok, I have a mechanical engineering degree, so excuse the "ignorance"... I could design this thing, but GETTING to is another thing. I don't see anyway to physically get to the cable under the dash...
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Angry Sears Mower Blades Engagement Cable...

Ok...

Sears model 917.276813

OEM Part #175067 (*Clutch Cable)

The "Clutch Cable" that engages/disengages the mower blades has broken.

I can not get a grip on how to go about getting at...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Front end

Figured it out...

The tie rod was bent! Straightened in the vise and it worked just fine. Ordered a new one online at searspartsdirect.com ($13.00 or so).

Just wanted to update everyone.
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Sears 917.276813 Axle/Front end Trouble...

Ok, got the engine running great with a carb replacement ($70.00 from Briggs and Stratton)... Mowed the entire lawn (1.5 acres) and the last cut around an oak tree I caught the front right tire on...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Up and Running!

:)

Replaced the main jet... NO change. Ordered a new Carb direct from Briggs and Stratton... RUNS GREAT!!

Not sure, obviosly since I replaced the entire carb which by the way came with a new...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Main Jet issues... Help Please!!! Growing old here!

:madhell:

Ok, I bought a carb rebuild kit for this Briggs and Stratton model / series# 31P977-0635-E1 from searspartsdirect.com I also bought a new MAIN JET, due to the fact that it is not...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Capacitor for Honda Generator...

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a capacitor for a 6x340 Honda Generator. The generator however is a Dayton Model # 3W738C

Thanks all. This site has helped me sooooo much with...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Thanks for the links...

Hey guys just wanted to say thanks! I have the part ordered... feel like a real jack a s s, but hey it happens, right?

Thanks again,

Greg
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Sears Briggs & Stratton, need help identifying!

:madhell:Here are some specs:

Sears Craftsman Tractor Model 917.276813

Briggs and Stratton Engine Model 31P977-0635-E1

Here is my problem:

Suspected that I had a stuck valve. Removed the...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

I did run some sea foam through the last two...

I did run some sea foam through the last two tanks of gas I used. I use sea foam on my boat religiously, should be using it in my cars, atv's and snowmobiles too!

I will try the StarTron this...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Sears #917.276813 idle

Did the usual spring startup maintenance on my Sears Rider #917.276813... Changed the plug, gas filter, drained carb bowl and treated remaining gas with Stabil. Cut grass 4-5 time already. First two...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

UPDATE... bagger model# found...

OK,

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. The bagger model # is 917.248970

My tractor model # is 917.276813 (42" 20 HP Craftsman)

How do I attach this bagger to the rear of...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Too Funny

That is the EXACT bagger that I bought! I found it on craigslist and bought that same one! LMAO

Doesn't Fit! I think that it must be for a smaller mower deck, it is smaller than the opening on...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Need further help...

Ok, found a part number for the hard bags only. It is 129584... I then went to the Searspartsdirect.com site and that only showed me a new substitute number for the hard bag, but no link to the rest...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Sears #917.276813 Lawn Tractor

I just purchased a Craftsman Rear Bagger assembly that has the hitch? style connect to the rear of the tractor. My Sears model # for the tractor is #917.276813

My question is what hardware do I...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Angry Sears LT-3000 #917.276813

I am tired of the junk parts that you get at Sears. Wish that I had spent the extra money and just bought a John Deer, but I didn't and now I just want to make this Lawn Tractor work!

My question...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

My personal suggestion is to use Torx Bit TRIM...

My personal suggestion is to use Torx Bit TRIM Screws (Small Diamater Head) *They usually come with the Torx Bit in the box of screws*...

(3) per stringer on the tread ( Total) and (3) per...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Honestly, my professional opinion, tells me that...

Honestly, my professional opinion, tells me that in HIGH TRAFFIC situations - You do NOT use wax! It is a high maintenance application. But now that you have my suggestion is that you call in a...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

First off... Cat Urine once absorbed into the...

First off... Cat Urine once absorbed into the carpet (stairs included!) and then into the subflooring will stay with you for life! UNLESS you remove the carpet and then apply a sealer onto the...
11-03-08, 07:50 AM
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Just to clear up the "FORMALDAHYDE"...

Just to clear up the "FORMALDAHYDE" issue/comments... There are bamboo flooring products out there that are now "formaldahyde free".

To address other questions that were raised on this...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

2001 Kia Sportage Blower Fan...

Ok, last year my fan switch for the heating and cooling system in my 2001 Kia Sportage started to work ONLY in the High Speed mode...

I thought that it was weird, and concluded that it must either...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

I assume that this is a Pre-Finished floor that...

I assume that this is a Pre-Finished floor that the Builder installed.

Carpets Done Wright, as always, is correct. The method of "face nailing the first row(s) and the last row(s) is acceptible...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Carpets Done Wright is absolutely correct. ...

Carpets Done Wright is absolutely correct. PROFESSIONAL floor installers have "been there and done that", so we know to remove the excess glue immediately - using the adhesive manufactures...
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Posted By greg.in.maine

Different Finishing Techniques for applying...

Different Finishing Techniques for applying OIL-BASED floor finishes are used by different finishing companies.

Some companies will pour the finish on the floor and using a "T" bar, snow plow the...
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