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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Craftsmen 917 lawn tractor: i can put in gear fwd or reverse

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craftsmen 917 lawn tractor: i can put in gear fwd or reverse and it will engage and clunck /grind move a little.Cannot get it back into neutral.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: thinking its clutch or linkage
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Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
need full model number. 917-????? , Geared transmission? Clutch is just the drive belt, and will not cause grinding at transmission. Has mower been working? Will it roll in freeheel or neutral? If not the mechanical disc brake may be stuck.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you get my response?