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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Riding mower model numbers are found by flipping the seat forward. The model number is printed on the left side of the Product Identification Label, attached to the underside of the seat, and starts with the letters, “CM”.
Finding the Model and Serial Numbers on a Craftsman Rider

The model and serial numbers are located on a sticker right under the seat.

To determine the year of manufacture for a tractor with a six digit number use the following formula. Take the first and the fourth digit, and subtract three to get the year. For example, the serial number of 395602 would be: 36-3 = 1933.
To determine this, look at the tractor production code, also known as the unit date code. The first digit of the tractor production code gives the production year. For tractors manufactured between 1965 and 1974, the digit corresponds with the last number in the year.
Powered by a 23 HP KOHLER twin-cylinder 7000 Series™ engine, this riding mower features a 46-in. steel deck.
It has a 140cc Briggs and Stratton engine featuring one-step starting, no priming needed. The 3-in-1 deck allows you to mulch and help put nutrients back in your soil for a healthier lawn, bag for easy clean up or composting.
Yes, tractors do have a VIN. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique alphanumeric code that identifies a vehicle uniquely in the United States and Canada. When you purchase your tractor, the dealer will include it on their paperwork and give it to you when they hand over your new machine.
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MTD builds the Craftsman gray, low-end line of tractors called lawn tractors. They are distinguishable from the other Craftsman tractors by their large, plastic hood scoop.
How to read a tractor serial number list: Tractor serial number lists nearly always show the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should lie between two of the stated numbers.
The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture. Please see the detailed explanation and examples provided below.
Craftsman LT1000 – the older ones from 2000-2005 and some from 2006-2007 are very sturdy and have the wide body now reserved for higher-end YTs (“Yard Tractors”), mostly heavy-duty decks, solid controls, and basically last forever with either a Briggs and Stratton single or twin cylinder or a Kohler single cylinder.

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How do i install a mulching plug on my craftsman lawn tractor?
ANSWER : It covers the hole on the deck

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Where I need a manual for this tractor….where can I download one?
ANSWER : Search internet with your model number and manual

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Can’t get front wheel back on lawn tractor
ANSWER : Grease your shaft and make sure you have no dirt on it, even dust can hinder getting it on right.

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Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.

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I have a Crafstman Riding mower model #917.273643. That ran fine one second, I shut it off for five minutes. When I went to start it back up it wouldn’t start. Cranks fine, checked the wires, fuse, and spark plug. The plug was dirty so I cleaned it. But I am not getting any spark. I bought a new plug still no spark. I also checked the plug on another motor and I had spark so the plug wasn’t bad. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this or what may be wrong?
ANSWER : Sounds like your coil went bad

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I have problem with pulles an my craftsman 17 hp 42in
ANSWER : YOU MUST USE SEARS BELTS ! THERE A ODD SIZE

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2000 white lawn tractor battery runs dead when mower deck is running
ANSWER : Has to be your stater or magneto going bad or had rust on it…

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What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

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