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Does anyone know the wiring color code for the Craftsman lawn tractor, model 917.254450, serial # 1919510928?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
October 11th, 2010

I have an OLD craftsman lawn tractor, 44 inch cut, 18 HP, B & S. I am looking for the electric clutch wiring color code. I have a red and black wire on the harness which connect to the clutch wires. The electric clutch has a BLUE and GREEN wire on it. The problem is, which color attaches from the electric clutch to the harness wires. The red wire at the harness is hot, so which one on the electric clutch goes to that ? The BLUE one or the GREEN one? If anyone knows something, please email me at

Craftsman , Lawn Tractors , Lawn Mowers
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I have provided you with a wiring diagram for your tractor below. When it comes to connecting the electric clutch, it should mot matter what wire goes where. A clutch this old does not have a diode in the circuit so you can connect it either way.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
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Manage My Life
thank you for response.
I have gone to Sears Direct parts and even called the 1=800 #, They referred me to mangMyLife. I also went to Manuals for this and read wiring.However it only showed the red and black wire on the harness side. I need info on electric clutch side. Truthfully, I think that the answrer to my problem can only be by a person that has an old one like mine. I am not giving up, for my Craftsman tractor runs great and is in good shape, and it is 80% steel, not like today's tractors.
So my next step, is searching for the electrical clutch side wiring, Does anyone know any information or a site that would help me? Thank you in advance.
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October 10th, 2010
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Wiring diagrams can be difficult to locate. While you wait for the expert answer, you may want to check Sears Parts Direct for the owner's manual. It should have the appropriate diagram. I attached the link to your model below. Hope this helps!
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