rking. I have also checked the fuel and it is getting fuel. When you turn the engine over the starter does engage the flywheel and both the flywheel and starter turns. any idea
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CARLISLE Tractor Tire 20X10-8 fits Craftsman LT1000 LT3000 YT3000 YT4000 20-8-8 42 48 54″
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.
As an example you can see that a rim width of 19mm (top row) should be compatible with tire width of 28mm/1.10″ through 62mm or about 2.5″.
Locating the Kohler Model and Spec Numbers on a Craftsman LTX1000. This is a Craftsman LTX1000 with a Kohler Engine. After you lift the hood, you`ll see a sticker on the right side of the engine with the spec and serial numbers on it.
The gasoline should be a minimum of 87 octane, and up to 10 percent ethanol(fuel with no ethanol best). As far as motor oil a quality 10W30 will normally suffice, always best to check your manual.
SAE 10W-30 4-Cycle Lawn Mower Oil (20 oz)
Best Answer. it`s unusual, but you can do it. you need to use taller tires to keep the overall diameter the same. and you need to make sure the new tires have the same speed rating or higher than the factory ones.
Converted to inches, this 19-inch tire has a 9.25-inch tread width and 4.63-inch sidewall height.
Once you choose a tire size for your vehicle, you`ll want to stick with that size when you buy replacements. The reason for this is that a differently sized tire can confuse your speedometer and even cause damage to your vehicle`s anti-lock braking systems and stability system calibrations.
We do not recommend changing the size of the wheels on a lawn mower due to safety concerns. Our mowers are designed and approved for safe operation only with the specified parts. Increasing the size (diameter) of your lawn mower`s wheels may allow objects to be more easily ejected from the sides or rear of the mower.
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I have a craftsman lt1000 model 917272761 motor size i 17.5hp. While I was mowing the lawn the tractor died. I have checked the spark,it is sparking. I have also checked the fuel and it is getting fuel. When you turn the engine over the starter does engage the flywheel and both the flywheel and starter turns. any idea
ANSWER : Sounds like a push rod came off in the engine

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

I have a craftsman LT1000 and it will run for about 20 min and die like it isn’t getting gas,but it start right back up and die in 1 or 2 min.i changed coil,air filter fuel filter and seat switch,and solenoid.
ANSWER : Try cleaning your gas cap vent. It sounds like it may be partially plugged. If it is plugged, the engine will eventually stall.
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I have a craftsman 25 hp 42 deck with brigs engine. When I turn the key somtimes it turns over very slow and most times turns over very fast. I have rplaced the battery and still the same issue. Could it be starter problems,or coil problems?
ANSWER : Apply a little oil under starter bendix gear and see if that helps.

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

Kohler engine stalling after a few minutes – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Have you checked the fuel filter, lines, and look in the tank for any clogs at the outlet.

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.

My craftsman LT 1000 lawn tractor will not start. When I turn the key, the starter motor spins but the gear will not raise up and engage the flywheel. Do I need a new starter? (18 HP B&S, 42 Inch cut) If so where can I obtain the part number and purchase the part ? Thanks.
ANSWER : No you dont need a new starter, the gear is stuck.
Try WD40 and gently free it with a screwdriver.