As we do not have access to your 2017 and 2016 returns we can only offer some possibilities
Try a line by line comparison of your 2017 and 2016 returns-something may jump out at you.
your 2017 Federal form 1040
1) Lower left side of the screen, click last category "Tax Tools" .
2) Select "Tools"
3) Select "View Tax Summary" under “Other Helpful Links”
4) Then back to the left-side of the screen, click "Preview 1040"
If a line by line comparison does not reveal the difference, you should revisit all of your entries for accuracy and completeness starting with your W-2(s). Look for misplaced decimals and extra zero's.
Below are reasons why your refund may have decreased.
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