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craftsman lawn tractor mower deck problem

lawn tractor model 917.271660 17 hp 42 in cut, when I disengage the mower, the blade brakes don`t engage, the problem is that on part no49 roller assembly, cam follower, the cam gets hung up on the head of the bolt part no 50 that holds the roller. in fact the cam has worn down one side of the bolt head, what parts do I need to fix it?

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Mark T
Thank you for the reply. The brake arms have the rollers already installed. They are on the bottom of the brake arms in the image. The kit will work with all 42-inch decks with this style idler roller setup. I am not sure why just one model number is listed on the parts website because this part fits many different models. I have sent an email to have this discrepancy corrected.
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April 22nd, 2011
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the picture of the part kit 151785 just shows the 2 brake arms and idler arm, but not the nuts, bolts and rollers, are they included? also shows it is for a different model of tractor.
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April 22nd, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. If the idler and rollers are worn, the mower deck will not disengage. We sell a kit that contains the idler, bolts, nuts, brake arms, and the rollers. The part number for the kit is 151785 and can be ordered from our part website:

Sears Parts Direct

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I have found it is easier to replace these parts with the mower deck removed from the tractor.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Craftsman
April 22nd, 2011
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Tractor repairs are never easy but have to be done now that the growing season is here. While you wait for the expert to provide an answer, if you do decide you might like to turn this repair over to a technician, an option is the Sears Home Services link below.
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April 21st, 2011
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