Reartine tiller tines stop turning

katahdin1960April 10, 2008

I am having problems with my craftsman 5 hp reartine tiller, while tilling the tines sometimes slow way down or even stop turning. Can anyone tell me what to check first? It is a reverse tine tiller, model #917.299253, thanks.

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canguy(British Columbia)

Are the pins securing the tines to the shaft sheared? If the wheels are still under power, the belt is not the issue. The only thing left is a problem in the transmission.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 11:09AM
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slipping belt will cause this problem!!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 1:56AM
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I also have this same tiller. Can you tell me the engine pulley diameter. I also need to know the belt size. Thanks, Tim

    Bookmark   April 29, 2008 at 2:22PM
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Probably not the proper forum to ask on but can anyone please help lead me in the direction where I can buy a sprocket part number 106142x for model number 917n 299253. Sears no longer has and I can't find anybody with one on line, thank you Tom.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 4:10PM
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i know this is probably to late to help the posts here, but i hope it helps someone down the road, the sprocket for theses cannot be bought anywhere anymore, but if you take the old gear/sprocket to a machine shop they can make you one for around $50, they use the old gear and order a new sprocket to attatch to it.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 1:17PM
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