20 Most Recent Craftsman PYT 9000 26 HP 48" Yard Tractor Questions & Answers

The first thing to check for is that the drive belt is not broken. Sometimes they'll snap, but stay attached hanging to the flywheels, so you won't see them in the yard. Of course, if this model is shaft-drive, disregard the above advice. That's about all I can tell you, but my guess is a broken drive belt. If the drive belt's OK, I have no idea what your problem is.

Craftsman PYT... | Answered on May 21, 2016

Manual can be gotten in electronic form from sears at the searspartsdirect.com website (linked at end of post), where you can download manuals for lots of appliances, tools, etc. Flip up your tractor's seat and look for the model number sticker, should be near the battery if battery is under seat. You will need the model number (model, not serial) to find the right publications. When new, the tractor probably came with an owners manual and a parts manual.

Alternative: get your model number, google it and the term "parts manual," and you will probably get right to the info at several websites.

Amazon is a possible parts source, with some decent vendors and prices; I've ordered several repair parts for my 2009 YTS 3000, which is technically a model 917.289210. That should be the pattern for Craftsman model number: three digit number probably starting with nine, decimal point, six digit number. Note that my owners manual has a typo and omits last character of model number. Watch out for such printing errors; you might be actually looking at the correct publication but it's mismarked. Be sure to save a PDF copy of the manuals so you'll have them later. Craftsman Riding Mower Tractor Parts Repair Parts Sears PartsDirect

As for assembly, the parts views will be some help. Once you get the new part it might be pretty obvious. For example, there might only be one hole or hook relativley close by that other end of spring could attach to. In general, all the "parking brake" does is hold the foot brake pedal down in the applied postion, not much different from jamming pedal with a stick (no I do not recommend this method). Unfortunately, due to safety interlocks, you need the parking brake to work if you want to leave the seat while tractor is running, as you've probably discovered.

Craftsman PYT... | Answered on Feb 15, 2016

There is no adjustment. Same problem here. Have to replace rims, bushings and spindle axles. Not cheap

Craftsman PYT... | Answered on Jun 11, 2015

There is a fuel cut off solenoid located on the carburetor fuel bowl. This can fail sometimes and stop the fuel from entering the Carb. Also check for pinched fuel line, clogged fuel filter. Some models have a second reserve tank. Check for tank selection valve. Hope this helps.

Craftsman PYT... | Answered on Dec 08, 2013

My suspicion is carburetor (fuel). Possibly water in carb bowl (and tank).

Suggest you drain all fuel. Remove carburetor bowl, drain and clean, reassemble.

Fill with fresh fuel.

If you capture fuel and transfer to a clear glass jar, water is indicated by a discernable line, fuel on top of water.

Comment here with results.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Dec 22, 2019

Tighten the blade bolt..shaft cud b bent causing vibration. Belts cud b bad

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

the drive wheel is most likely rusted to the hex shaft due to not greasing it often enough

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

Mine was stuck in 3rd gear and all it needs is cleaned get any rust off new grease and oil the shifting gears that's all it needs it's a spicer dana transmission

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Nov 30, 2019

Possibly stuck carburetor float is stuck or debris in inlet needle valve or other.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Nov 28, 2019


Craftsman Garden | Answered on Nov 12, 2019

This eBay seller has parts available for shop equipment and also states he has more unlisted just send him a message.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Nov 10, 2019

Remove the spool and rewind the line in the direction indicated by the arrow.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Nov 02, 2019

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