42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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A riding lawn mower with an especially small engine may have a 6-volt battery. The lawn mower`s alternator keeps its battery charged. A few hours of mowing recharges it the same way hours of highway driving can keep your car battery mostly charged.
Riding lawn mowers use a battery to turn over the engine and power extra components such as headlights and electric clutches. Your mower also has its own charging system that recharges the battery when the engine is running.
Alternators power the small engine while it is running, keeping the battery charged by circulating power back through the system. For the easiest method to check your alternator, simply turn on the headlights to your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment. Then, turn off the engine.
Most riding mowers take a 12 volt battery, although some smaller mowers rely on a 6 volt battery. If you`re unsure what type of battery your mower requires, you can check the voltage of your old battery, or look up the information in your owner`s manual or on the manufacturer`s website.
Set it for 12 volts, which is the standard in the industry. Most lawn and garden devices have this voltage rating as a way to keep consumers safe from any shock.
Attach positive (red) terminal, then negative (black) terminal. Use a wrench to ensure connections are snug. Close the battery compartment and replace any other disassembled pieces.
Most manufacturers recommend charging your lawn mower battery at least once a month during the summer months and at least once a week during the winter months.
You can also attempt to recover the battery by overcharging the fully charged battery using a low amp trickle charger. Charge the battery for 24 hours using a regulated current of 200mA (milliAmps). This will boost the battery`s terminal voltage to 2.50-2.66 volts per cell and raise the battery`s internal temperature.

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Craftsman lt 1000 dies when i try to engage the mower deck
ANSWER : Hello,Check the seat switch. If it is out of alignment/loose, the machine logic thinks that the operator is not present (on the seat), and will die.Best regards, –W/D–

I have a craftsman 42″ lt 1000 model tractor and need the part number or diagram for the shaft that connects the pully on one end and the blade on the bottom. I do not have the model number and the mower is somewhere else. Is this shaft common on most craftsman 42″ riders?
The part number for just the shaft is 137646 and for housing shaft and bearing is 130794.

I have a Craftsman LT 1000 17.5 hp. replaced the battery and cleaned all the cables but it only will turn over once then seems like the battery is dead but in a minute or so it will turn over 1 time again
ANSWER : Sounds like you may have a starter problem.

I have a craftsman Lt 1000, 17.5 hp tractor. It
ANSWER : Check for cracked fuel lines, plugged fuel filter, if all ok, then check fuel pump.

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.

What would cause my craftsman lt 1000 to chew up ground drive belt?
ANSWER : A bad pulley – bent- binding bearing-loose belt guides

Craftsman lt 1000 engine keeps reving up then backs down, does this constantly
ANSWER : Sounds like you have a governer problem. this would be a shop job.

How many ounces oil do i put in a riding craftsman 17.5 lt 1000
ANSWER : 3 pints is the norm but be sure not to over fill