Craftsman walk behind mower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by morray1, May 3, 2008.

  1. morray1

    morray1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a Craftsman walk behind mower Model #917.377290 that I can no longer get parts for. Mower was bought in 1997. Nice mower for the trim guys. I hate to get rid of it. Does anyone know who made these mowers for Sears? Maybe I could get parts through them. Or is there a web site that provides a generac replacement part? Thanks!
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    What parts are you needing?
  3. morray1

    morray1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm not sure what parts I haven't got it apart yet. I wanted to make sure I could get parts before wasting my time taking it apart. I do know the problem is in the direct drive. It all started grinding and then locked up. I'm guessing maybe the helical or worm gear in the gearcase. I had the same kind of problem with one of my big Ariens snowblowers this winter.
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    OK. Might check with Oscar Wilson for some of those parts.
  5. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Most of the sears stuff was made by AYP/Husqvarna.
    Apparently, sears is no longer supporting this model with online lookup.
    Take your drive unit to a Husky dealer and see if you can get a hand there.
  6. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    187211 is the trans number for this model. It's a pretty common part that's readily available. I cant imagine why you're having issues finding it. I work for SHC.

    The online lookup may not be working fine, but when I look it up with our inhouse parts system it comes right up.
    Good luck.

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