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How do I change the front wheel bearing on a Craftsman riding lawn mower model 917270812?

I need to replace the front wheel bearings on my Craftsman riding mower model 917270812.

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Mark T
You lift the front end and set it on something solid so it can't fall. Pull the rubber cap off the axle, remove the e-clip holding the wheel and pull it off.

Be careful to catch the 2 washers on the outside and 1 on the inside of the wheel.

The bearing is a nylon t-bushing that pushes inside the wheel. The part number for the bushing is 9040H, and the cost is around $8.00. There are 2 on each front wheel.
by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Craftsman
May 16th, 2008
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