Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Small Engine Questions
F. Only, Hank I have a new used Lawn Tractor, its a
For Hank F. Only, Hank I have a new used Lawn Tractor, its a Craftsman###-##-#### The problem I am having is that when I engage the blades it squeals and I can smell burned belt. The second time I tri… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
I have a Sears Craftsman garden tractor, model 917.273100.
I have a Sears Craftsman garden tractor, model###-##-#### Igot off to pick up some sticks and when i got back on thr pto clicked but the blades did not engage. Never had a problem prior to that… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 zts zero turn radius mower and sears not
I have a 2007 zts zero turn radius mower and sears not craftsman can find my model number in there system. I'm reading the model number of the sticker under the seat … read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
5,798 satisfied customers
I have a Model###-##-####20HP DLT mower that will not go into
I have a Model###-##-####20HP DLT mower that will not go into either forward or reverse. I have replaced the drive belt, but it still does not move. ? ? ?… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
Rick I have a Craftsman mid engine rider 13.5 HP Electric start
Rick I have a Craftsman mid engine rider 13.5 HP Electric start Mower/Mulcher Hydrostatic Drive mower that does not go forwards or backwards. The pully on top of the module is not spinning. I got the … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
Hello Small Engine Expert! I have a Toro walk-behind (model
Hello Small Engine Expert! I have a Toro walk-behind (model 20622), and it seems the blade is not engaging correctly (possibly after lending to someone last year). Usually when I engage the blade, it … read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
3,283 satisfied customers
I own a Craftsman DIY riding mower with a 42 inch mower deck.
I own a Craftsman DIY riding mower with a 42 inch mower deck. Model No.NNN-NN-NNNNwith a Briggs & Stratton 24HP OHV Intek Engine. Recently the two wires from the electrical clutch some how got shredde… read more
Rex L.
Rex L.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
82 satisfied customers
I was mowing the lawn today (Craftsman DLT 2000 with a 48"
I was mowing the lawn today (Craftsman DLT 2000 with a 48" deck) it made a squeeling sound and smoke started coming from the bottom of the motor, top of the deck. I shut it down, the motor restarts fi… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
My Craftsman DLT 3000 riding lawn mower will not engage the
My Craftsman DLT 3000 riding lawn mower will not engage the blade... Engine runs and drive train works...but when engaging the "PTO" for the blade....nothing happens. Cable is pulling pulleys into pla… read more
lwwade
lwwade
68 satisfied customers
My Craftsman mower with a 42 inch deck keeps breaking the deck
My Craftsman mower with a 42 inch deck keeps breaking the deck belt and I can't see anything wrong withit. Any Help Greatly appreciated… read more
Ranwell1
Ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
6,036 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman 20hp, 42 lawn tractor (917.275662) Im
I have a Craftsman 20hp, 42" lawn tractor (917.275662) I'm mounting mower deck and can't get enuf belt tension to drive the blades. Have mounted according to diagram. Idler pulley puts no tension on b… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
I have a 18.0 HP, 42 craftsman lawn tractor with electric
I have a 18.0 HP, 42" craftsman lawn tractor with electric start and automatic transmission. Model no.NNN-NN-NNNN Problem: The automatic trans will not engage. It happened while I was cutting grass. I… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Small Engine Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,445 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman 42 and it keeps burning belts up. When
I have a Craftsman 42" and it keeps burning belts up. When I engage the mower blades the front pulley off of the motor gets hot and melts the belt.… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Small Engine Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,445 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman 18hp, 42 in deck lawn tractor. When one
I have a Craftsman 18hp, 42 in deck lawn tractor. When one depresses the brake/clutch and places it in gear, releases the brake/clutch the gears fail to engage and no movement takes place. The belt is… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
790 satisfied customers
Hi. Got a Craftsman riding mower, 42 cut, model # 917.270631. Engine
Hi. Got a Craftsman riding mower, 42" cut, model #NNN-NN-NNNN Engine starts, blades engage, but manual transmission not working/mower does not move. Drive belt seems to be ok (all in one piece)… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Small Engine Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,445 satisfied customers
How do I get the mower blades to stop on my Craftsman lawn
How do I get the mower blades to stop on my Craftsman lawn tractor 18.5 HP 42 inch mower? Automatic transmission. The attatchment clutch control lever does not disengage the blades. The blades used to… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
craftsman 42 20 hp model 917.270930 mower blades will not
craftsman 42" 20 hp modelNNN-NN-NNNN mower blades will not stay engaged. i replaced belt, spindles and pulleys still having same trbl. is the idler pulley suppose to slide when blades are engaged? the… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
19,291 satisfied customers
My 21.5 HP 42 Craftsman Lawn Tractor Blades will not engage
My 21.5 HP 42" Craftsman Lawn Tractor Blades will not engage when using the Attachment Clutch Lever. Situation was that the last time the tractor was used, it ran fine, mowed well, and blades were dis… read more
CJBennett
CJBennett
Owner of Power Equipment Shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
476 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

19,291 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

3,283 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,989 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

roger

roger

Small Engine Technician

390 satisfied customers

23 years of being a shop owner..small engine trade schools

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x