Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/craftsman LT 10


QUESTION: I have a 1981 LT 10 as well. Where can I find headlights? The round one and bezel?

ANSWER: I need the mower model number to look up parts.  The model number is on a sticker, about the size of a business card, usually located under the seat or rear fenders.  The model number format will be something like 123.456789.

Send me the model number and I will see what I can find.

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QUESTION: The Model No. is 502.602100.

The big item I need is a mower deck. Just the deck itself - I have all the mechanical parts.

Thanks Eric.

For some reason the Canada model parts lists are difficult to find in the US.

I believe the mower is similar to a US 917.255274

You can go to the Sears website ( and navigate to "Parts Direct", enter the model number and search for your model.

Based on the US numbers the part you need, the deck housing, is AYP (America Yard Products) part number 677A501.  Unfortunately the part is no longer available.

I believe the mower was actually made by Murray but it's difficult to tell from the pictures I found.

I check the US Ebay site and did not see any 36 inch decks for sale.  There is an Ebay seller from South Dakota selling a hood and other parts.  You might want to send him an email and see if he has a used deck.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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