Sears-Craftsman's Web site is pretty useless unless one just gets lucky,
and Google searches haven't helped. I need a 7" wheel for my Craftsman
rear bagger (walk-behind) and I can't even find a reference to the
particular mower I have, much less identify a replacement wheel.
Anybody have any suggestions about where to look or who to call? There
aren't any Sears department or parts stores within 40 miles of me (and
I've found their parts & service stores to be pretty clueless in the
past anyway), so I'd prefer not to go that (probably unsuccessful) route
unless I can't at least find a part number some other way.
BTW, the mower model number is 917 383270 . . . not that I can find any
reference to such a number anywhere on Sears' site. 917 seems to have
been a catch-all for a lot of different products, including a lawn
tractor (which this is not).
I've always had great luck with/ the Sears parts site. I think it's really
well done. All you need is the model number (printed somewhere on the
product) and you can find whatever you want. They'll even show you diagrams
to help you find the appropriate part.
If www3.sears.com (Sears parts) doesn't work, I would think that lawn mower
wheels might be fairly universal. Check the Borg stores (Home Depot, Lowes,
etc.) to see what they have.
By the way, the "917" is the Sears code for the company that actually made
the mower. In this case:
917 Roper Corp. (American Yard Prod.) http://www.frigidaire.com /
This information was obtained by doing a Yahoo search for "Sears manufacurer
codes". If you are certain of the catalog number and still cannot find it
on www3.sears.com, then try the Frigidaire link and I would guess look for
Someone already found you the part so I would add that it is a great site to
find parts though I discovered that you should not believe a part is
unavailable just because the site says so. Some older parts are still
available by phone for some reason even though the web site says they are no
I also had an episode where the replacement parts now had a different
part number than the original part with a slightly different design.
As such, I had to do some fine tuning of assorted plastic bits to
get the replacement brushes to my electric mower to fall into place.
Three years later and the $20 that I spent is still going strong.
Not so at all. If you go to sears.com, click on "parts," and search
under that model number the information will come up.
First, the model number is 917.383270 you need the period. In Sears'
numbering system the first three digits identity the manufacturer.
Sears generally avoids identifying the Mfg., but sometimes they will
tell you, and then you have another source.
I hope this helps.
First three is the department number, not manufacturer.
I still suffer from the flashbacks of seeing the Christmas time trucks
from Manteno arriving... I swear that warehouse has a way that they
stand the trailer on its front end and just dump crap in. 50 feet of
miscellaneous junk and usually not more than 1 pallet in the entire
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