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Sears Craftsman sit down riding lawn mower part

I am wanting to order Part number 176031, Kit.hsg.42" for Sears riding lwanmower madel 917270512. They can not tell me what is in the kit. I'd like to see a photo of the kit parts as well. Scott

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the parts on the deck can vary in how long they last. The idler pulley bearings can wear out with no notice, just spin them to see if you hear any odd grinding noises from them or if they feel hard to spin. If so, replace them. The mandrel housings will be the biggest problem. They have steel bolts tapped into the aluminum and usually the bolt head breaks off when you try to remove the bolts. If they break, you will be wasting your time to try and drill out the broken pieces.

Honestly, if it were me, I would replace the entire deck assembly (164963 ) rather than just the housing. It's about $200 more, but it's a 20 mins deck swap and cut grass. If you have time, take your existing deck apart and determine what all other stuff you need (bolts, mandrel housings, bearings, ect) if it starts inching to around another $100 in parts I would say go with the complete deck and be done with it. If you can take all the old stuff off the existing deck to be re-used and it's all in good shape..and you have the time (about 2-3hrs) then just get the housing. Not trying to scare you into buying a higher dollar part, I just want you to realize all the options.

If you have any other questions, hit me up and I'll be glad to help out.
by Manage My Life
April 19th, 2011
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Thanks Wade for a straight answer. Given your answer, you seem to know your way around the lawnmower, so I ask a followon question: is it prudent to order replacement parts for those things I will have to take off? Are some of them owrn out as well? Many thanks, Scott
by Manage My Life
April 19th, 2011
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The housing "kit" is just the mower deck housing. I've questioned for years why it is referred to as a "kit". The bottom line is that this is just the deck housing and nothing more. You will need to purchase all the other stuff or take it from your existing mower deck and move it over to the new. The mandrels, idlers, bolts, hangers, guards, etc… all of it has to come off of the old the deck and onto the new (or buy new pieces).

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by Manage My Life
April 19th, 2011
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Sears parts experts on their chat live line are the ones who ditrected me to go to manage my life!! They did not have an answer for their own parts lit. Go figure.
by Manage My Life
April 17th, 2011
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Sears has many websites to help you with your appliances and lawn and garden tools. You could visit the Sears.com website. They will be able to explain what is included in the kit. I hope this helps!
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April 17th, 2011
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