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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Craftsman II GT Model Number 917.255919, part #7190J. It's the spring that operates the bracket for 2 idler pulleys under front of tractor. Drive belt for deck runs in the pulleys.  Anyone know where I can get one?

Ones I'm finding say No longer available".

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Check with your local ACE hardware, that is where I have been obtaining my NLA springs from.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 09:40 AM

Check with your local ACE hardware, that is where I have been obtaining my NLA springs from.

Will do. Two problems are...I don't have a clue as to how long it was nor tension required. 

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Craftsman II GT Model Number 917.255919, part #7190J. It's the spring that operates the bracket for 2 idler pulleys under front of tractor. Drive belt for deck runs in the pulleys.  Anyone know where I can get one?

Ones I'm finding say No longer available".

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That sounds like the 'mule' drive. Cannot get Sears Parts to bring that up, but I have one in the garage. I'll see what it looks like.

 

Is this what you are looking at?

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 10:48 PM

That sounds like the 'mule' drive. Cannot get Sears Parts to bring that up, but I have one in the garage. I'll see what it looks like.

 

Is this what you are looking at?

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Exactly. Went to Ace today and picked up a "maybe it'll work" substitute. Haven't tried it yet. Will do tomorrow. If it doesn't do the job I'll get back to you.  Thanks


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 09:01 AM

I was going to pull my spring off so to measure, the ends are coiled almost completely around the bottom mount which would require removeing the stand off bolt at the bottom to get the spring off. I guess it was done this way to prevent the spring from popping off easily. I would make sure the spring end loop is as closed as possible If you can. I have had "some" luck with heat when I needed to twist one of the spring ends around, I would think closing the end up would be easier.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 12:20 PM

I was going to pull my spring off so to measure, the ends are coiled almost completely around the bottom mount which would require removeing the stand off bolt at the bottom to get the spring off. I guess it was done this way to prevent the spring from popping off easily. I would make sure the spring end loop is as closed as possible If you can. I have had "some" luck with heat when I needed to twist one of the spring ends around, I would think closing the end up would be easier.

Yepper, the spring from Ace has nearly closed ends, in fact the one in your photo looks exactly like it.  Thinking I'll pull the anchor bolt and run it through the eye of the spring rather than risk snapping end off.

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Second look at yours...they aren't the same.  Yours has a longer reach on the one end. Will get back to you if my idea doesn't work.

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Hot damn!  It worked.  


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