17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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The fuse block location may vary with the age and style of the mower, but is generally located along the wiring harness between the battery and the key switch. On our current style riding mowers, the fuse will either be: A) Under the hood, behind the steering dash panel.
Look for the fuse box in closets, hallways, mudrooms, crawl spaces, basements, utility rooms, or laundry rooms. Fuse boxes in more prominent locations might be covered with a wood panel or picture meant to disguise the appearance of the box cover or door.
Fuse boxes are typically located in your home`s basement, garage, or utility room. If you have an older home, you may have a fuse box instead of a circuit breaker. Fuse boxes are not as common as they once were, but they can still be found in some homes.
Riding Mower Clicks but Doesn`t Crank

When you hear a click as you turn the key, a weak battery, bad starter solenoid, faulty wiring, failed starter motor or a seized engine could be the cause. This DIY troubleshooting will help you figure out what to fix.

In most cars, it will be under the hood, in a large box with a black lid. This is where car fuses and relays are installed. It is also called a fuse box. This box is usually installed on the driver`s side of the vehicle.

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How to start murray 188 lawn tractor – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need more info. what is it doing or not doing

Murray mower belt model 52431×92 – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Get a 1/2″ x 92″ belt

Blade replacement I need to replace the blades on my HD145H42G tractor but am not able to find blades with the original part number. Is there a more up to date replacement number for blades?
ANSWER : Same as Craftsman or Poulan Pro. Aftermarket blades from like Oregon or Rotary are just as good and cheaper, (or should be, depending on the dealer) But, if you have to have the original part #’s 134149 (mulching) or 138791 (straight), you can get them at Sears and pay through the nose. 🙂

Poulan chainsaw 18″ 42 cc, pro gas filler cap?
ANSWER : Yep they swell after a while and will not screw in or out!
Sand the threads down so that the circumference is reduced with a course file or plumbers cloth, chamfer the threads a bit on the edges. A new one will do the same thing after a while so just fix the one you have.

Poulan pro 42 cc, no spark – Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
ANSWER : Try diss connecting the earth cut out wire from the ignition unit and try for a spark again, this will rule out the switch and any trapped wires, re set the air gap between the unit and the flywheel to 0.3mm, if there is still no spark the unit is bad and will require replacment, they are normally only held on with a couple of allen screws, and either bolted to the cylinder or the crankcase.

Where is the chain tensioner screw? – Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration Chainsaw #PP3516AVX
ANSWER : A link to a Poulan 3516AVX – OM follows:
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NOUS/NOUS2006/NOUS2006_545137248.pdf
Poulan calls it a “Bar Knob”
See pages 7 & 8.
An abbreviated procedure is on page 2.

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Murray 20 hp
ANSWER : Probally trash in the carb or fuel filter partially clogged. try replacing the fuel filter if no go the carb will need disassembled and cleaned.

Murray riding mower the blades will not engage
ANSWER : Sounds like the cabel it broke