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I need a drive belt diagram for a craftsman lawn tractor model #917.258504, my drive belt broke and I don't know how to re-route the new one.

Craftsman lawn tractor model #917.258504

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Craftsman , Lawn Tractors , Lawn Mowers
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Mark T
I have provided you with an image below with the belt routing for both the belts on your tractor. If you need further assistance, please add more details below.

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Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct

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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Craftsman
September 4th, 2010
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david demaree
Hi Rick, that model number doesn't bring up a manual though the parts diagrams are still available at Sears Partsdirect. There is a decal of the belt serpentine under the left footrest. Set the parking brake to release tension on the pulleys. Start at the transmission and work forward. From a similar model manual (page 23 below):
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above.
by david demaree Earned 834 community points in Craftsman
September 3rd, 2010
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Joseph Perez
I understand how inconvenient it is to have a belt break on your appliance. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I do know that only the expert can provide a wiring diagram, I did manage to find a link about another tractor that needed a belt. I hope my link is of use.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,551 community points in Craftsman
September 3rd, 2010
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