| SEARS OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 917.257462 [RRFTSMRN Caution: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions Be.fore Operating This Equipment 12.0 HP ELECTRIC START 36" MOWER 6 SPEED LAWN RIDER • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Service and Adjustment • Repair Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL 60684 U.S.A. & SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers & IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OFAMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. III. CHILDREN I. GENERAL • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Tragic accidentscan occur if the operator is not alert to the presenceof children.Childrenare oftenattractedto themachine and themowingactivity. Neverassumethatchildrenwillremain where you last saw them. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area isclear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • • • • OPERATION • • • • Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behin:l before and while backing. Beforeand when backing,look behindand downfor small children. • • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously Injuredor interferewiththe safe machineoperation. Never allowchildrento operatethe machine. Use extra care when approachingblind corners,shrubs, trees, or otherobjectsthat may obscurevision. • • Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Turn off blades when not mowing. • • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. II. SLOPE OPERATION • • • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Mow up and downslopes,not across. Remove obstaclessuch as rocks,tree limbs,etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tallgrasscan hide obstacles. • Useslow speed. Choosea lowgear sothatyou willnothave to stopor shiftwhileon the slope. • Followthemanufacturer's recommendations forwheelweights or counterweightsto improvestability. • Use extra care with grass catchersor other attachments. These can changethe stabilityof the machine. • Keep all movementon the slopesslowand gradual. Do not make suddenchangesin speed or direction. • Avoid startingor stoppingon a slope. If tires lose traction, disengagethe blades and proceedslowlystraightdownthe slope. DO NOT: Donot tumon slopesunlessnecessary,and then, tumslowly aria graouallydownhill,If possible. Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches,or embankments. The mowercould suddenlyturnover ifa wheel isoverthe edge of a cliffor ditch,or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not tryto stabilizethe machinebyputtingyourfoot on the ground. Do not use grass catcheron steepslopes. SERVICE • • • • • • IV. • Slopesare a major factor related to loss-of-controland tipover accidents,which can resultin severe injuryor death. All slopes requireextracaution. Ifyoucannotbackup theslopeor ifyoufeel uneasyon it, do not mow it. DO: • Keep childrenoutofthe mowingarea andunderthe watchful care of another responsibleadult. Be alert and turnmachineoff if childrenenter the area. • • • • Look for this symbol to p.gint out Important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs. 2 CONGRATULATIONS on your purchaseof a Sears LawnRider. It has been designed,engineeredand manufactured to giveyouthebestpossibledependability andperformance. Shouldyou experience any problem you cannot easily PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS HORSEPOWER: 12.0 GASOLINE CAPACITY: remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Center/Department. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. 1.4 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL (3.0 PINTS) SAE 30 (or 10W-30) WINTER: SAE 5W-30 Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly, Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". SPARK PLUG (GAP.030 IN.): CHAMPION RJ-19LM STD361458 VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE .005 - .007 IN. EXHAUST .009 - .011 IN. GROUND SPEED: FORWARD 1st " .95 2nd 1.25 3rd 1.94 4th 2.91 5th 3.71 6th 4.76 REVERSE: 1.46 MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF PURCHASE THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT. YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MAINTENANCE FRONT: REAR: 14 PSI 12 PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: 3 AMPS BA'I-FERY @3600 RPM BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 30-35 FT. LBS. AGREEMENT WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your unit. • TIRE PRESSURE: MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH MPH Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" In the state of California the above is required by law (_Section4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT For two years from date of purchase,when this ridingequipmentis maintained,lubricated,and tuned up accordingto the operating and maintenance instructionsin the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship. ThisWarrantydoes not cover: • • Tire replacementor repaircaused by puncturesfrom outsideobjects(such as nails,thorns,stumps,or glass). Expendableitemswhichbecomewornduringnormaluse, suchas blades,sparkplug,air cleanersand belts. • Repairs necessarybecause of operator abuse or negligence,includingbent crankshaftsand the failure to maintainthe equipmentaccording to the insttuctionscontainedin the owner'smanual. • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rentalpurposes. FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For90 daysfrom dateof purchase,if any batte_ includedwith thisridingequipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanship and ourtestingdeterminesthe batterywillnotholda charge,Searswillreplacethe patten] at no charge. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES. This Warrantygivesyou specificlegalrights,and you may also have otherrightswhichvaryfrom state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/731CR-W SEARS TOWER, CHICAGO, IL 60684 3 i • ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS These accessoriesand attachmentswere available when the unitwas purchased. They are also availableat mostSears retailoutlets, catalcgand servicecenters. Most Sears storescan orderthese itemsfor you when you providethe modelnumberof yourtractor. MAINTENANCE ENGINE SPARKPLUG MUFFLER AIR FILTER STABILIZER BLADES BELTS PERFORMANCE Searsoffersa wide varietyofattachmentsthatfityourvehicle. Many ofthese are listedbelowwithbriefexplanationsofhow theycanhelp you Thislistwas current_t thetimeof publication;however,itmay changeinfutureyears - more attachmentsmay beadded, changesmay bemadeintheseattachments,orsomemay nolongerbeavailableorfityourmodel. Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories and attachments that are available for your unit. Most of these attachmentsdo not requireadditionalhitchesor conversionkits (thosethat do are indicated)and are designedfor easy attachingand detaching. PERMANEX BAGGER lets you collect grass clippingsand leaves for a healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containershold30-gallonplasticbags. CORING AERATOR takes smallplugsout of soilto allowmoisture and nutrientsto reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24 hardenedsteelcoringtips. 150 lb. capacityweighttray. LAWN SWEEPERS letyou collectgrass clippingsand leaves. AERATOR promotesdeep root growthfor a healthylawn. Ta. pered 2o5-inchsteel spikesmountedon 10-inchdiameterdiscs punctureholes in soilat close intervalsto let moisturesoak in. Steel weighttray for increasedpenetration. CARTS make haulingeasy. Variety of sizes available. ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36-inch wide, 18-inch diameterwater-tightdrumholdsupto390 Ibs.ofweight.Rounded edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustablescraper automatically cleans drum. SPREADER/SEEDERS make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killingeasy. Broadcastspreaders are also usefulfor granular de-icersand sand. MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER loosenssoilandflipsthatchand mattedleavesto lawnsurfacefor easy pickup.Twentyspringtine teeth. Usefultopreparebare areasfor seeding. Availablefor rear mountingonly. SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electricmotorthat connectsto the tractor battery or other 12-volt source. Includes booms for automaticsprayingwhen pulling,and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand has adjustablespray pattern. For applying herbicides,insecticides,fungicides,and liquidfertilizers. TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES ............................................................ 2 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................ 3 WARRANTY ................................................................... 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................. 5 INDEX ............................................................................. 5 TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 4 ASSEMBLY ................................................................ 7-9 OPERATION ........................................................... MAINTENANCE ...................................................... SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ STORAGE .................................................................... TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................... BACK 10-13 14-17 18-22 23 24-25 27-45 46-50 PAGE INDEX A Accessories............................................4 Adjustments: Brake ........................................... 20 Carburetor................................... 22 Mower Front-To-Back........................ 19 Side-To-Side .......................... 19 ThrottleControlCable .................22 Air Filter,Engine................................. 16 Air Screen,Engine.............................. 17 Assembly........................................... 7-9 B Battery: Charging........................................ 8 Cleaning...................................... 16 Installation..................................... 9 Levels ....................................... 8,15 Preparation.................................... 8 Startingwith Weak Battery.......... 21 Storage........................................ 23 Terminals .................................... 16 Belt: MotionDrive Removal/Replacement........... 20 Blade: Sharpening.................................. 15 Replacement............................... 15 BrakeAdjustment...............................20 c Carburetor Adjustment .......................22 Controls, Tractor ................................. 10 Cutting Height, Mower ........................ 12 E Electrical: Interlocks and Relays .................. 21 Schematic ................................... 26 Wiring Diagram ............................ 28 Engine: Air Filter ....................................... 16 Air Screen ................................... 17 Cooling Fins, Engine ................... 17 Oil Change .................................. 16 Oil Level ................................. 12,16 Oil Type ....................................... 16 Preparation.................................. 12 Repair Parts ........................... 46-50 Starting ........................................ 13 Storage...................................... _23 F Filter: Air Filter....................................... 16 Fuel .............................................17 Fuel: Type ............................................ 13 Storage........................................23 Fuse ....................................................21 H Hood Removal/Installation ..................21 L LevelingMower Deck ......................... 19 Lubrication: Chart............................................14 M Maintenance.................................. 14-17 Air Filter.......................................16 Air Screen,Engine ...................... 17 Battery....................................15-16 Blade ...........................................15 CoolingFins, Engine....................17 EngineOil .................................... 16 Fuel Filter .................................... 17 LubricationChart.........................14 Schedule .....................................14 Spark Plugs.................................17 Tire Care .............................8,15,21 Mower: Adjustment,Front-to-Back...........19 Adjustment, Side-to-Side.............19 BladeSharpening........................ 15 BladeReplacement..................... 15 CuttingHeight.............................. 12 Installation................................... 18 Operation.....................................12 Removal...................................... 18 MowingTips .......................................13 Muffler.................................................17 Spark Arrester.......................... 3,38 O Oil: Cold Weather Conditions.......12,16 Engine ......................................... 16 Storage........................................23 Operation.......................................10-13 OperatingMower ................................12 Options: Accessories...................................4 Spark Arrester..........................3,38 P ParkingBrake................................ 10-11 PartsBag ..............................................6 Parts, Replacement/Repair...........27-50 ProductSpecifications ...........................3 R Repair Parts .................................. 27-50 S Safety Rules......................................... 2 Seat ...................................................... 8 Service and Adjustments.............. 18-22 Carburetor................................... 22 Fuse ............................................ 21 Hood Removal/Installation.......... 21 MotionDrive Belt Removal/Replacement........... 20 Mower Adjustment Front-to-Back ........................ 19 Side-to-Side............................ 19 Mower Removal .......................... 18 Tire Care ............................. 8,15,21 Slope GuideSheet ............................. 51 Spark Plugs........................................ 17 Specifications.......................................3 Startingthe Engine............................. 13 SteeringWheel ................................ 7,20 Stoppingthe Tractor........................... 11 Storage............................................... 23 T ThrottleControlCable Adjustment..................................22 Tires................................................... 8,15,21 TroubleShootingChart ..................24-25 Transaxle: Repair Parts........................... 44-45 W Warranty............................................... 3 Wiring Diagram...................................28 Wiring Schematic ....,,; .......................... 26 CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK Parts Bag contents shown full size Parts packed separately in carton (1) Washer 2-1/4" diameter Seat Battery acid f (1) Locknut 3/8-24 I Steering Wheel V Battery • (1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x I Owner's Manual ,, c-._ , ,, I I ! I Parts Bag (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 Parts bag contents ' (1) Lock Washer , , ' Steering Wheel Adapter 1/2 not shown full size Wheel Insert Steering _ (1) Wasller 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (2) Keys 111 II llllllll_ Steering Clip (2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4 (2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20 i f- (2) Lock Washers 1/4 15 ° Slope Sheet (2) Washers 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge 6 Battery Caps and Instructions ASSEMBLY TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY STEERING SHAFT A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (1) 9/16" wrench Pliers (2) 7/16" wrenches Tire pressure gauge (1) 1/2" wrench Screwdriver (1) 3/4" wrench Utility knife When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE UNPACK • • • UNIT FROM CARTON CARTON Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton (See page 6). Cut along dotted lines on the carton, from top to bottom, all four corners of carton and lay panels fiat. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. ;TEERING SHAFT STEERING CLIP LOWER BUSHING ATTACH STEERING WHEEL POSITION STEERING SHAFT (See Fig. 1) • Lift hood. • Pull steering shaft up to engage gears. • Push steering clip through hole on steering shaft at 45 ° (hole is located under dash and above lower steering bushing). • Push steering clip onto steering shaft until steering clip snaps into place. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 2) • • • • • • • Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft (Bottom of sleeve goes over ring on dash). Slidesteering wheel adapter onto uppersteering shaft. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) andslide onto adapter. Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 Iocknut and tighten securely. Snap insert into center of steering wheel. Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill. FIG. 1 STEERING WHEEL INSERT LOCKNUT WASHER _STEERING STEERING WHEEL WHEEL STEERING SLEEVE STEERING SHAFT BEFORE ROLLING UNIT OFF SKID IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE UNIT IS TO ROLL OFF SKID. • • • • • Raise mower lift lever to its highest position. Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Roll unit backwards off skid. Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. FIG. 2 i _ ii I "_ i I fill I Ill" ASSEMBLY HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR INSTALL PREPARE Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt. BATTERY (See Fig. 3) SEAT (See Fig. 4) • Remove cardboard packing on seat pan. CAUTION: Wear eye and face shield. • Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Wash hands or clothing immediately if accidentally in contact with battery acid. • Assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Do not smoke. Fumes from charged battery acid are explosive. • Tighten shoulder bolt securely. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. Read the instructions included with the battery vent caps. Always wear gloves, clothing and goggles to protect your hands, skin and eyes. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down (See Fig. 8). • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely. Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag. • Fill battery with acid. Fill each cell until it reaches the bottom of the vent wells. Do not overfill. • Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes. After standing, check the level of acid. If below the vent wells, add more acid until the correct level is reached. SEAT SEAT PAN SHOULDER BOLT While battery is standing (after adding acid) and later, while battery is being charged, continue with assembly of unit. IMPORTANT: TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY BE CHARGED BEFOREUSE. FAILURETO CHARGE BATTERYCANRESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTERY LIFE. • • • ADJUSTMENT BOLT Check the acid level after the battery is charged. Ifthe acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or iron free water. Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no damage has occurred in handling. • Dispose of excess battery acid. Neutralize acid for disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five gallon plastic container. Stir with a wooden or plastic paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda causes no more foaming. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your unit were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Follow instructions on how to install battery. VENT CAP CUT AWAY VIEW ,LOCK WASHER FIG. 4 Install the vent caps to cover the vent wells. Wash the top of the battery with water to remove any acid, then wipe dry. • • - FLAT WASHER Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. Use a 12 volt battery charger. Observe all safety precautions required for battery charging. CHECK FOR PROPER BELTS POSIT-ION OF ALL See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. BATTERY CELL ACID LEVEL CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM FIG. 3 8 After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the, brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE' in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. i i i I ill " I i ill " If It ASSEMBLY INSTALL BATTERY (See Figs. 5 & 6) CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before Installing battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. Lift seat to raised position. • Open battery box door. • Lower battery into battery box with battery terminals toward front of unit. • Be sure drain tube is attached to bottom of battery box. • First connect RED battery cable and RED fused ignition wire to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut. Tighten securely. BATTERY VENT CAPS FIG. 6 • Close battery box door. Use terminal access doors for: ,/CHECKLIST • Inspection for secure connections ware). • Inspection for corrosion. • Testing battery. • Jumping (if required). • Periodic charging. (to tighten hardBEFORE YOU OPERA TEAND ENJOY YOUR NEW LAWN RIDER, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCEAND SA TISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST." ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/ No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/ Battery is properly prepared and charged. 1 hour at 6 amps). #" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were over-inflated at the factory). / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/' Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. BATTERY BOX DOOR POSITIVE (RED)CABLE NEGATIVE (BLACK) CABLE FLAT (Minimum WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN RIDER, PAY EXTRA A TTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: WASHER POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL NEGATIVE (-) TERMINAL FIG. 5 9 / Engine oil is at proper level. / ,/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. Become far_iliar with all controls - their location and ,/ function: i.OPerate them before you start the engine. Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. OPERATION KNOW READ YOUR THIS LAWN OWNER'S RIDER MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN RIDER. Compare the illustrations with your Lawn Rider to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. THROTrLE/ CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB CONTROL FUEL CAP MOWER UFT LEVER CLUTCH/ BRAKE PEDAL MOWER CLUTCH LEVER PARKING GEARSHIFT LEVER BRAKE LEVER IGNITION FIG. 7 Sears tractorsconformto the safetystandardsofthe AmericanNationalStandardsInstitute. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL: Used for starting and controlling engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor. PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. MOWER CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the mower blades. MOWER LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck. MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to set mower cutting height. 10 OPERATION i The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tractor and while moving. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED" TO SET PARKING • BRAKE (See Fig. 8) MOWER CLUTCH LEVER "ENGAGED" Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. SENGAGED" Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" postion and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold vehicle secure. STOPPING (See Figs. 8 and 9) _CLUTCH/BRAKE MOWER BLADES • Move mower clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. PEDAL "BRAKE" "DISENGAGED" POSITION GROUND DRIVE • \ Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. FIG. 8 • Move gearshift lever to "NEUTRAL" poisition. ENGINE • Move Throttle Control to "SLOW" position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving vehicle to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 9) CLUTCW BRAKE PEDAL THROTTL_ CHOKE CONTROL GEARSHIFT LEVER PARKING BRAKE Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate and the engine cooling air flow. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. IGNITION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Figs. 8 and 9) FIG. 9 The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. • Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position. • Move gearshift lever to desired position. • Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. OPERATION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT MOWER CLUTCH LEVER "ENGAGED" POSITION (See Fig. 10) The position of the mower lift lever determines the cutting height. The position of the mower lift lever can be adjusted by moving the height adjustment knob to desired position. • With lift lever back and locked in highest position, pull out the adjustment knob and move to desired position. • Move mower lift lever out and forward to adjustment knob. MOWER CLUTCH The cutting height range is approximately 1" to 3-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • • LEVER "DISENGAGED" POSITION FIG. 11 The average lawn should be cut approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. TO OPERATE For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. ON HILLS hills with slopes greater ° and CAUTION: Do not drive than up or15down do not drive across any slope. Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. MOWER LIFT LEVER • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT FIG. 10 • Raise mower lift lever to highest position. TO OPERATE MOWER (See Figs. 10 and 11) • When pushing or tow,!ng your unit, be sure gearshift lever is in NEUTRAL position. Your unit is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the mower clutch engaged will shut off the engine. • Do not push unit at more than five (5) MPH. • Select desired height of cut. CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 16) • Engage mower by slowly moving mower clutch lever to "ENGAGED" position. • • TO STOP MOWER - Move mower clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. • BEFORE STARTING CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place. 12 THE ENGINE The engine in your unit has been shipped from the factory already filled with summer weight oil. Check engine oil with unit on level ground. • Remove oil fill dipstick and wipe clean, replace and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (see "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. OPERATION ADD GASOLINE MOWING TIPS • • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished (See Fig. 12). • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. plug mower and leave undesirable grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER STARTING. WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 7) When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Depress the clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" • Move mower clutch to "DISENGAGED" • Move throttle control lever to "CHOKE" position for cold engine start. For warm engine start, move throttle control to "FAST" position. ° position. position. Turn ignition key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to "FAST" position, wait a few minutes and try again. • When engine starts, move throttle control to desired position. • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging drive or attachment clutch. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 ° F), the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. FIG. 12 Wet grass will clumps. Allow MAINTENANCE .AI.TE.A.CE SC.EDU'E "" AS YOU COMPLETE Check Brake Operation !_ V ° Check Tire Pressure _ T Checkfor LooseFasteners Sharpen/ReplaceMowerBlades I_ _ T LubricationChart Check Battery Level/Recharge I_ t_ 0 Clean Batteryand Terminals V P !_ R CheckTransmissionCooling V _ !k/t4 AdjustBlade Belt(s) Tension !_ Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s)Tension Check Engine Oil Level if Change Engine Oil Clean Air V' _ VIP2 Filter E N CleanAir Screen G Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester I Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) V f _1,2,3 V_2 V P _.2 NE Clean EngineCooling Fins Replace Spark Plug V'2 _ ReplaceAir Filter Paper Cartridge V _ _2 v' Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions. 3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours. 4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. LUBRICATION GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ® The warranty on this vehicle does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual. (_) CLUTCH/BRAKE PIVOT Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. • Check tire pressure. • Check for loose fasteners. ENGINE (_) PLATE EACH USE • WHEEL(_ BEARING ZERK BEARING ZERK All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • , HOOD HINGES (_ @ Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your unit. BEFORE CHART CLUTCH PIVOT LIFT ARM PIVOT (_) CLUTCH PIVOT CLUTCH LEVER (_ GEARSHIFT PIVOTS (_) ShE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL API - SG (_ GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE (_) REFER TO ENGINE MAINTENANCE 14 SECTION IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY. i i MAINTENANCE LAWN RIDER TO SHARPEN Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. BRAKE • If unit requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, than brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer). TIRES • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. OPERATION • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. BLADE (See Fig. 14) NOTE: Do not use a nailfor balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. The blades can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. We suggest they be sharpened or replaced after every 25 hours of mowing. Check blades more often if mowing in sandy conditions. • Do not attempt to sharpen blades while they are on the mower. • Replace bent or damaged blades. CENTER HOLE DE 5/8"BOLT OR PIN -- BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 13) FIG. 14 • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. • install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. • Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. BATTERY (See Fig. 15) Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED. '_ /j/ MANDREL • Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even with bottoms ofvent wells. Add onlydistilled or ironfree water if necessary. Do not overfill. • • • Keep battery and terminals clean. Keep battery bolts tight. Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open. • Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour. CUT AWAY VIEW _ I ASSEMBLY / I WELL .LADE BATTERY CELL ACID LEVEL FIG. 15 *A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD. FIG. 13 BY 15 MAINTENANCE TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS - RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. • Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking sodatoone gallon of water. Becareful notto get the soda solution into the cells. • • • • -20° Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BA]-I-ERY" in the Assembly section of this manual). 0° 32" 60° 80 ° 100° OIL FILL DIPSTICK V- BELTS FIG. 16 Check V-Belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours. Replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. OIL DRAIN PLUG ENGINE TO REMOVE LUBRICATION FIG. 17 Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. AIR FILTER (See Fig. 18) Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. Add SAE 30W motor oil or equalivent. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. SAE 5W-30 motor oil may be used to make starting easier in areas where temperature is consistently 32 ° F or lower. Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by using a dirty air filter. Remove cartridge every 25 hours and tap gently to clean. Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100 hours of operation, more often if used in very dusty, dirty conditions. • Remove knob and cover. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 16 and 17)Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG. • Be sure vehicle is on level surface. • Remove cartridge nut and clean or replace cartridge. • Reassemble and tighten securely. NOTE: Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. COVER KNOB • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. COVER _ CARTRIDGE • Remove drain plug. • After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see Product Specifications on page 3 of this manual. CARTRIDGE • Use gauge on oil fill dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. I FIG, 18 16 MAINTENANCE AIR SCREEN (See Fig. 19) MUFFLER The engine air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. ENGINE Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. COOLING FINS (See Fig. 19) Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. • Remove oil fill dipstick and cover opening to prevent entry of dirt. • Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing off engine. • Remove the screws securing the starter housing and lift housing off engine. • Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. • To reassemble, reverse above procedure. SPARK IN-LINE PLUGS FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 20) Fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. BLOWER HOUSING FUEL FILTER SCREWS SCREWS SCREWS AIR SCREEN STARTER HOUSING FIG. 20 CLEANING SPARK OIL FILL DIPSTICK ENGINE COOLING FIG. 19 FINS • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your unit unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: i • • • BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED position. Turn Ignition key "OFF" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. LAWN RIDER TO INSTALL • MOWER (See Fig. 21) Reverse removal instructions. TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 21) Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of unit. • Park tractor on a level surface and engage parking brake. • Remove key from ignition. • Be sure that mower clutch lever is in "DISENGAGED" position. • Lower mower deck to lowest cutting position. • Remove retainer spring and washer that holds mower clutch spring to the mower clutch arm. • Disconnect mower clutch spring from mower clutch arm. • Remove retainer springs and washers from mower stabilizer link. • Remove retainer springs and washers from rear lift links. • • Remove retainer spring and washer from front lift link. Withdraw front lifts links, rear lift links and mower stabilizer link from axle brackets. Remove belt from engine pulley. Raise mower lift handle to transport position. Turn front tires to left. Slide mower deck out on right side of tractor. • • • • (See Fig. 22) • Raise mower lift lever to highest (transport) position. • Measure distance from top of mower deck to lower flange of chassis (dim. "A"). Dim. "A" should be 3-3/8 to 3-1/2 inches. • To adjust dim. "A", if required, lower mower to lowest position. Remove washer and retainer spring in trunnion, then withdraw trunnion pin from bracket. Loosen lower trunnion Iocknut and rotate trunnion counterclockwise on lift link to increase dim. "A" or clockwise on lift link to decrease dim. "A". • Tighten lower trunnion Iocknut. NOTE: Each full turn of trunnion will change dim. "A" by 1/16 inch. Re-insert trunnion into bracket with pin pointing to L.H. side of unit. Re-install washer and retainer spring. • Raise lift lever to highest position and recheck dim. "A". Repeat adjustment if necessary. LOWER FLANGE TOP OF MOWER DECK AXLE BRACKET MOWER CLUTCH MOWER CLUTCH SPRING MOWER UPSTOP ADJUSTMENT ENGINE PULLEY RETAINER SPRING BELT RETAINER SPRING WASHER BRACKET FRONT UFT TRUNNION FIG. 22 MOWER STABlUZER UNK REAR UFT LINKS FRONT LIFT UNK FIG. 21 18 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING (See Fig. 23 - VIEWED FROM FRONT OF TRACTOR Fig. 26) Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3). If tires are over or under inflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. RIGHT SIDE LEFT SIDE NOTE: One rotation of trunnion nut is equivalent to approximately 1/8 inch of height change. Be sure upper and lower nuts are tightened against trunnion after adjustment has been completed. • • Place mower height adjustment knob in position "3" (See Fig. 23). Lower mower lift lever to height adjustment knob. GROUND UNE LOWER FLANGE OF MOWER DECK SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 24 and 25) • Measure distance from ground to lower flange of mower deck on both sides of mower (dim. "B°'& "C"). Dim. "B" & "C" should be the same. FIG. 24 Level the mower side-to side by adjusting the left rear lift link. • To raise left side of mower, loosen upper trunnion nut tighten the lower trunnion nut. • To lower left side of mower, loosen lower trunnion nut and tighten upper trunnion nut. FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT LEFT REAR UFT UNK UPPER TRUNNION REAR UFT UNK TRUNNION (See Figs. 25 and 26)- NUT To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the rear is approximately 1/4 to 3/8" higher than the front when the mower is in height adjustment position "3". • Measure distance from ground line to lower flange of deck at right front and right rear (dim. "D" & "E") in line with front and rear tires. FIG. 25 Raise or lower rear of mower housing by adjusting the right rear lift link. • To raise rear of mower housing, loosen upper trunnion nut and tighten lower trunnion nut. • To lower rear of mower housing, loosen the lower trunnion nut and tighten upper trunnion nut. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. REAR LIFT UNK LOWER FLANGE OF MOWER DECK MOWER HOUSING MOWER UFT LEVER FIG. 26 MOWER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB FIG. 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • • TO ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 27) Your unit is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If unit requires more than six (6) feet stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear, then brake mustbe adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-5/8", disengage parking brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1:5/8". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". • Engage parking brake and recheck distance. • Road test unit for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center. • Disconnect motion drive belt at frame belt keeper. Disconnect motion drive belt at engine pulley. Thread belt below mower drive sheave and through engine belt keeper and engine pulley. Remove belt. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. • Make sure that belt is inside all belt keepers. IMPORTANT: REPLACE ONLY WITH BELT LISTED IN THIS MANUAL. MOTION DRIVE BELT ENGINE PULLEY MOWER DRIVE SHEAVE WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED" MOWER DRIVE BELT ENGINE BELT KEEPER CLUTCH PEDAL SHAFT JAM NUT i FRAME BELT 'KEEPER MOWER UFT SHAFT TRANSAXLE PULLEY CLUTCHING IDLER OPERATING ARM FIG. 27 TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 28) FIG. 28 The tractor drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level area. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straightforward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. Engage parking brake. Lower mower lift lever to "lowest" position. Turn front wheels fully to left or right. Disconnect mower drive belt at engine pulley. Disconnect motion drive belt at clutching idler. Disconnect motion drive belt at transaxle. Push above transaxle pulley. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on yourtractor. Ifdamage has occuredto affectthefrontwheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center. 2O i i • i i SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ii TO REMOVE Fig. 29) WHEEL FOR REPAIRS (See • Block up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. • On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. POSITIVE TERMINAL NEGATIVE TERMINAL Replace axle cover. WASHERS CABLES RETAINING RING :HARGED BA'I'rERY POSITIVE TERMINAL NEGATIVE TERMINAL FIG. 30 AXLE COVE R TO REPLACE _SQUAREKEY Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located next to the battery box, accessible from left rear wheel area. (REAR WHEEL ONLY) FIG. 29 TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY (See Fig. 30) INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running or prevent it from starting. CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. • Check wiring. See the electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual. TO REMOVE HOOD (See FIG. 31) If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • FUSE • With hood closed, remove hood spring from hole in grill strap. • •, Remove left side and right side pivot. Lift hood off unit. • To reassemble hood, reverse above procedure. HOOD SPRING Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. \ • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • • i BLACK cable first from left side of chassis and fully charged battery. PIVOT BRACKET RIGHT SIDE PIVOT SCREW RED cable last from both batteries. 21 • FIG. 31 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FINAL SE]-FING - ENGINE TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE (See Fig. 32) The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "CHOKE" position. Slowly move lever from "CHOKE" to "FAST" position. • Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clam€ screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in "NEUTRAL" position. • Move throttle control lever to "SLOW" position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. • While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION • GOVERNOR CONTROL LEVER GOVERNOR CONTROL PLATE TEST- Move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "FAST" position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Rep.eat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. damage may result. Do not adjust - IMPORTANT; NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. IFYOU THINKTHE ENGINE-GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR NEARESTAUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENTAND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. HOLES "A" CLAMP SCREW THRO'I'rLE CABLE FIG. 32 TO ADJUST CARBURETOR THROTTLE IDLE SPEED LEVER _ SCREW (See Fig. 33) The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turnig idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply offuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/ air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT TURNED IN TOO TIGHT. VALVE AND IF SCREW IS PRELIMINARY SETTING Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). FIG. 33 With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 fullturn. 22 STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank Inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE. TRACTOR • Drain the fuel tank. Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Use fresh fuel next season. • Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. • • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. • NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (w!th engine, warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See ENGINE in the Maintenance section of this manual). BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. CYLINDERS • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • Remove spark plug(s). • • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Turn ignitionkey to "START" positionfor a few seconds to distribute oil. • Replace with new spark plug(s). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. OTHER • Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached. • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your unit to rust. IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM. TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Out offuel. Enginenot"CHOKED"properly. Engineflooded. Bad sparkplug. Dirtyair filter. Dirtyfuel filter. Water In fuel. 8. Looseor damagedwiring. 9. Carburetoroutof adjustment. 10. Enginevalves outof adjustment. Hard to start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8. 9. 10. Dirtyair filter. Bad sparkplug. Weak or dead battery. Dirtyfuel filter. Stale or dirtyfuel, Looseor damagedwiring. Carburetoroutof adjustment. Enginevalvesout of adjustment. RIIfuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" In the Operationsection. Wait severalminutesbeforeattemptingto start. Replacesparkplug. Clean/replaceair filter, Replacefuel filter. Drainfuel tank andcarburetor,refilltankwithfresh gasolineand replacefuel filter. Check all wiring. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Clean/replaceair filter. Replacesparkplug. Rechargeor replace battery. Replacefuel filter. Drainfuel tankand refillwithfresh gasoline. Checkall wiring. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. t. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7, 8. 9. 10. Depressclutch/brakepedal. Disengageattachmentclutch, Connectwire to sparkplug. Rechargeor replacebattery. Replacefuse. Clean batteryterminals. Check all wiring. Check/replaceignitionswitch. Check/replacesolenoidor starter. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. Engine will not turn over 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "10. Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corrodedbatteryterminals. Looseor damagedwiring. Faultysolenoidor starter. 1. 2, 3. 4. Rechargeor replace battery. Clean batteryterminals. Check all wiring. Check/replacesolenoidor starter. Loss of power 1. 2. 3. Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Dirtyair filter. Low oillevel/dirtyoil. Faultysparkplug, Dirtyfuel filter. Stale or dirtyfuel. Water in fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8; 9. Set in "Higher Cut"position/reducespeed. Adjustthrottlecontrol. Clean undersideof mowerhousing. Clean/replaceairfilter. Check oillevel/changeoil. Clean and regapor changesparkplug. Replacefuel filter. Drainfuel tank and refillwithfresh gasoline. Drainfuel tank andcarburetor, refilltank withfresh gasolineand replacefuel filter. Connect andtightensparkplugwire. Clean engineair screen/fins. Clean/replacemuffler. Checkall wiring. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. ContactSears ServiceCenter/Department. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Excessive vibration 1. 2. 3. Clutch/brakepedal not depressed. Attachmentclutchis engaged. Sparkplugwire is disconnected. Weak or dead battery. Blownfuse. Corrodedbatteryterminals. Looseor damaged wiring. Faultyignitionswitch. Faultysolenoidor starter. Faultyoperatorpresenceswitch(es). Sparkplugwire loose. Dirtyengineair screen/fins. Dirty/cloggedmuffler. Looseor damaged wiring, Carburetorout of adjustment. Enginevalvesoutof adjustment. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Worn, bent or loose blade. Bentblade mandrel. Loose/damagedpart(s). 24 1. 2. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. i i i i_ll . TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POINTS CORRECTION CAUSE i i i = Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faultyoperator-safetypresencecontrolsystem. 1. Check wiring,switches and connections,ff not corrected,contact Sears ServiceCenter/Department. Poor cut - uneven 1. 2. Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. 1. 2. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. 3. 4. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 3. 4. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace blade mandrel. 1. Obstruction in dutch mechanism. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mower drive belt out of adjustment. Wom/damaged mower drive belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove obstruction. Adjustmower drive belt. Replace mower drive bell Replaceidler pulley. Replaceblade mandrel. Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Batterywill not charge 1. Enginespeedtoo slow. 2. Travel speedtoo fast. 3, Wet grass. 4. Mowerdecknotlevel. 5. Low/uneventire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or looseblade. 7. Buildupof grass,leavesandtrash undermower. 8. Mowerdrivebeltwornor outof adjustment. 9. Bladesimproperlyinstalled. 10. Improperbladesused. 1. Placethrottlecontrolin "FAST"position. 2. Shiftto slowerspeed. 3. Allowgrassto dry beforemowing. 4. Levelmowerdeck. 5. Check tires for properair pressure. 6. Replace/sharpenblade. Tightenblade bolt. 7. Clean undersideof mower housing. 8. Replace/adjustmowerdrive belt. 9. Reinstallbladessharp edge down, 10. Replacewith bladeslistedin thismanual. 1. Switch is "OFF'. 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. 3. 4. 5. Bulb(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring, Blown fuse. 2. 3. 4. 5. Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. 2. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 1. 2. 3. Replace battery. Check/cleanall connections. Replace regulator. 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 SCHEMATIC t BA'I-FERY RED FUSE 30 AMP. I I I I I I t i ! i I Idh RED STARTER SOLENOID WHITE IGNITION SWITCH CLUTCH/BRAKE (PEDAL UP) f ...... } I CZF,db qF BLACK I (_,.._ I I I I I ] I I I t I I BLACK I I I I I I , © BLACK © I I I ,BLACK I SEAT SWITCH ATrMENTCLUTCH (CLUTCH OFF) (NOT OCCUPIED) O BLACK (_ IGNITION UNIT PLUG SPARK _(_ RED ALTERNATOR 3 AMPS DC @ 3600 RPM (BA'f-rERY IN UNE) 20 VOLTS AC (MIN.) F, 7 IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF M+G ON B+L START B+S WIRING INSULATED NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 26 CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CUPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 DECALS 3 8 17 4 7 7 10 11 6 9 15 12 14 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 126712X 126685X 130622 130621 126241X 126770X 108631X 125880X 127521 106974X WHEELS KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Instruction, Engine Engine Stripe, Hood, L.H. Stripe, Hood, R.H. Grill Side Panel II Fender USA Caution 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 --- 121549X 123408X 126701X 105814X 121343X 3713J 125879X 101539X 130147 Decal, Caution, Battery Decal, V-Belt Drive Pad, Center Decal, Mower Drive Belt Decal, Danger Decal, Rotating Blades Decal, Steering Wheel Insert Sheet, Instruction, 15 ° Slope Manual, Owner's & TIRES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 8 3 DESCRIPTION 5 5 59192 65139 278H 123410X 106230X 59904 8134H 4 7 7 8 9 122394X361 123412X361 104757X 9040H 121748X NOTE: DESCRIPTION Cap, Valve Stem, Valve Fitting, Grease (Front Only) Tire, Front Tire, Rear Tube, Tire, Front (Not Supplied, Service Item Only) Tube, Tire, Rear_ (Not Supplied, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Rim, Rear Cap, Axle (Front and Rear) Bearing, Flange (Front only) Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 27 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 ELECTRICAL 25 29 2 24 30 _/ 12 \ 17 16 \ 15 \ \ \ 14 _1 1\\ I I 18 i)" I1 iI 28 11 10 13 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 73510400 108423X 121265X STD611005 5 6 7 8 108236X 104445X 109553X STD601005 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 109310X 123620X 124211X STD365402 124083X 7192J 121305X STD541431 108824X 128353 132223 73350400 STD551125 74780408 STD551225 131563 109081X 74760412 STD551025 STD551125 121264X STD541025 DESCRIPTION Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 UNC Assembly, Cable Battery * Screw, Hex Washer Head, Tapping #10-16 x 1/2 Bracket, Switch Switch, Interlock Switch, Interlock * Screw, Hex Head, Tapping #10-24 x 1/2 Key, Molded Cover, Key, Ignition Nut, Ignition *Switch, Ignition Cover, Ignition Switch Tie, Cable Switch, Plunger *Nut, Keps 5/16-18 Fuse Assembly, Cable Harness, Ignition Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 *Washer, Lock 1/4 Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 12 Grade 5 *Washer, Lock, External Tooth 1/4 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4 *Washer 9/32x5/8x 16Gauge *Washer, Lock, Hvy. Hel. Spring 1/4 Cap, Battery *Nut, Hex, Fin 1/4-20 * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 HOOD 11 2 12 / 10 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 124657X STD541425 STD551025 STD522506 5 6 7 8 126675X 122549X 122548X 17411310 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 9 10 11 12 13 Spring, Extension * Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 UNC * Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge * Bolt, Hex, Fin 1/4-20 UNC x 5/8 Grade 5 Bolt, Shoulder Bracket, Hood, RH Bracket, Hood, LH Screw, Hex, Fin #13-16 Hi-Lo x 5/8 DESCRIPTION STD522507 * Bolt, Hex, Fin 1/4-Z.0 x 3/4 Grade 5 123693X Brace, Hood 122032X361 Hood 125745X361 Plate, Grill Trim 123705X Grill * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 30 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 FENDER / CHASSIS 12 17 11 0 I 16 14 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 129965 19132012 17490612 4 5 6 7 8 124181X 127115X419 109596X 126700X 17490512 9 10 11 126995X 124602X 124346X KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Case, Battery Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Spring, Compression, Seat Plate, Fender Clamp, Hose Pad, Footrest Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x3/4 Console, Shift Control Bar, Shift Lock Nut, Self-Threading 3/16 HARDWARE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DESCRIPTION 123645X Assembly, Frame 105687X Tube, Battery Drain 73510400 Nut, Hex, Keps 1L_-20 STD541431 * Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 STD523107 *Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x3/4 Drawbar 127880 126470X Clip, Insulated 128083X417 Fender/Footrest 19091413 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 13 Gauge * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 31 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 SEAT 2 3 1 4 / 5 6 23 I / KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 72050411 127436 STD511005 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 STD541431 105529X 4171 R 73951000 STD523707 126656X 126471X 19131210 STD541437 74780814 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8 Seat * Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 1/2 *Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Clip, Insulated Nut, Keps #10-32 UNF * Bolt, Hex, Fin 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Bracket, Pivot, Seat Clip, Insulated Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Bolt, Hex, Fin 1/2-13 UNC x 1 STD551150 19171912 127018X 121251X 123976X 121248X 121250X 121249X 121246X 124294X DESCRIPTION *Washer, Lock 1/2 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Bolt, Shoulder Strip, Foam Locknut, Hex, Larg_, Flange Bushing, Snap Spring, Compression Spacer, Split, Large .28 Id. x .88 Bracket, Switch, Mounting Pan, Seat * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 32 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 DASH 1 3 21 20 17 ' 7 6 8 9 _ _ KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 122015X 130913 123487X 8544R 8548R STD541425 2751R STD551025 74760428 19091413 121249X 3720R 17 1011 16 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Cap, Fuel Assembly, Dash & Fuel Tank Clamp, Hose Line, Fuel Line, Fuel , Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 Clip, Fuel Line * Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge Bolt, Hex, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Gauge Spacer, Split Spring 126450X 126115X 122023X 124346X STD532505 130745 130722 18000408 19090816 DESCRIPTION Clip, Height Adjustment Knob, Height Stop Adjustment, Quadrant Height Nut, Self-Threading-3116-18 * Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/2 Grade 5 Support Assembly, Dash Brace, Cross Screw, Self-Tapping 1/4-20 x 1/2 Washer 9/32 x 1/2 x 16 Gauge * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 33 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER STEERING 917.257462 WHEEL /j 5 J 1 3 2 4 J 13 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 100710L STD541537 19133808 100713N 121897X STD611005 7 8 102803X 123651X 6 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 9 10 11 12 13 Insert, Steering Wheel *Locknut 3/8-24 UNF Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge Wheel, Steering Sleeve, Steering * Screw, Hex Self-Tapping #10-16 x 1/2 Bushing, Steering Shaft, Steering HARDWARE 124210X 123438X 12000045 STD551062 104820X DESCRIPTION Clip, Steering "" Bushing, Lower, Steering Ring, Retaining *Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Gauge Adaptor, Steering Wheel * STANDARD HARDWARE -- PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 34 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER SECTOR 917.257462 GEAR / AXLE SUPPORT 1 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 124093X 74780828 17490508 4 5 6 7 121925X 121926X 121927X 73030800 8 9 10 11 126472X 73680800 STD561210 STD551037 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Link, Drag Bolt, Hex, Fin. 1/2-13 x 1-3/4 Screw, Hex, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Plate, Steering Support Gear, Sector Bushing Nut, Heavy, Hex, Top Lock 1/2-13 UNC Clip, Wire Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 *Pin, Cotter 1/8x3/4 *Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 126847X STD523107 19111416 STD533707 72140622 121912X STD541037 73930600 STD541437 STD541431 DESCRIPTION Bushing *Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 Washer 11/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge * Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Support, Front Axle * Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8--1,6 UNC Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC * Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 "STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 35 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 FRONT AXLE 2 I 9 / / I I \ I I ._\ KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 121232X 12000029 121748X 121922X 128543 6266H 121919X 121749X STD561210 //I /// KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 10 11 12 13 Cap, Spindle Ring, Klip Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Nyliner Axle, Front Bearing, Thrust Spindle Assembly, RH Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge * Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 STD551037 126847X 121924X 121916X _ I\ \ _" f_ /1 /.," i\ ii I I lI 2 II / DESCRIPTION *Washer 13/32x 13/16x 16Gauge Bushing Rod, Tie Spindle Assembly,-k.H * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 36 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 BRAKE / REAR MOWER LIFT ASSEMBLY 4 1 5 2 3 6 7 6 8 9 10 8 .> KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 124236X 123436X 123437X 8883R 122504X STD560907 STD551037 17490508 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 STD561210 STD551037 123543X 129567 123394X 121978X 123641X 19251816 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Bracket, Parking Brake Cover, Pedal Bracket, Clutch/Brake Pedal, LH * Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 *Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge Screw, Hex, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 * Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 * Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge Rod, Front Brake Assembly, Clutch/Brake Pedal Rod, Clutch Bracket, Lift, Shaft Assembly, Brake, Pivot, Arm Washer 25/32 x 1-1/8 x 16 Gauge 12000034 106888X STD541237 73680600 131460 127378 73680600 19132012 4921H STD541437 127369 127358 STD533107 STD541431 Ring, Klip Spring, Brake Rod * Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Rod, Rear Brake Trunnion, Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Washer 13/32 x 1",1/4 x 12 Gauge Spring, Retainer * Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC Link, Threaded Assembly, Rear Mower Lift * Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 * Nut, Keps 5/16-18 UNC * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 37 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 ENGINE / THROTTLE 4 3 1 7 11 2 10 9 I ,12 13 14 8 15 17 KEY PART NO. NO. 17720408 2 3 132758 131951 4 71070512 5 STD551131 6 7 8 9 10 125593X STD541031 121094X STD551031 STD551125 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Screw, Hex, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2 Control, Throttle Engine, Briggs & Stratton, 12 HP, Model 283707,Type 0217-01 Screw, Hex Head Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4 *Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring 5/16 Gasket, Exhaust * Nut, Hex, Fin. 5/16-18 Bolt, Shoulder Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge * Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring 1/4 11 12 13 14 STD522507 124097X 101326L 17030808 15 16 17 121851X STD551237 17490624 18 126636X DESCRIPTION * Bolt, Hex, Fin. 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4 Muffler Deflector, Muffler Screw, Hex, Spiderlock 8 x 1/2 ABTPS Kit, Spark Arrester (Optional) * Washer, Lock, Extel"nal Tooth 3/8 Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Keeper, Ground Drive Belt * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 38 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 GROUND DRIVE 2 7 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 STD541431 STD523107 131205 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 131004 STD551143 71130720 124525X 123405X STD523715 123396X 123395X 4859J STD551037 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION * Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 * Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 Keeper, Mower Drive Belt, Engine, RH Pulley, Engine * Washer, Lock 7/16 Bolt, Hex, Fin 7/16-20 UNF x 1-1/4 Traction, V-Belt Drive Keeper, T]A Ground Drive Belt *Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 UNCx 1-1/2 Keeper, Ground Drive Belt, Idler Arm, Ground Drive Clutch Idler, Flat *Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge HARDWARE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 73930600 STD541437 126471X 122052X 131459 STD541431 123891X STD551025 123404X 131204 DESCRIPTION Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 UNC * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Clip, Insulated Spacer, Retainer Spring, Extension * Nut, Keps 5/16-18"UNC Keeper, T/A Ground Drive Belt *Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge Keeper, Frame, Ground DriveBelt Keeper, Engine, Mower Drive Belt, LH * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 39 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 TRANSAXLE 8 23 7 / 9 21 14 I 3 4 6 25 30 24 10 10 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 123385X 12000028 123655X 4 5 6 7 8 STD580025 STD541431 STD533107 123378X 17490512 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 110422X 121749X 123583X STD523727 123377X 17490508 123632X 71040412 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 Pulley Ring, Retainer Transaxle, Foote/Dana, 6 Speed, Model Number 143.4360-18 * Key, Woodruff #9 * Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 * Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 Strap, Torque Screw, Hex, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4 Spring, Brake Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Key, Square * Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Bracket, Transaxle Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2 Link, Shift Bolt, Hex, Fin. 1/4-28 x 3/4 Gr. 8 HARDWARE STD551125 19091210 123539X 105701X 122011X 128202 STD561210 STD541531 STD541431 128085 123692X 123409X STD541437 11050500 STD581075 DESCRIPTION *Washer, Lock 1/4 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge Arm, Shift Washer, Shift Plate Knob, Golf Club Handle, Shift * Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1 * Nut, Hex, Nylon 5/16-24 * Nut, Keps 5/16-18 Spring, Extension Retainer, Knob Spacer * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Washer, Lock, External Tooth 5/16 *E-Ring * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 40 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 MOWER LIFT LEVER 16 11 24 26 23 22 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 126470X 122018X 74780408 STD541437 123417X 106451X 123491X STD523722 121930X 76020412 STD551037 122027X 127028 123496X 19131212 4921 H KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Link, Front Lift Trunnion, Threaded 3/8-16 Nut, Crownlock 1/4-20 * Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 2-3/4 Screw, Hex, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 22 121929X Bracket, Mower I-_ight 23 STD561210 * Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1 24 STD551050 * Washer 17/32 x I x 16 Gauge Tube, Spacer 25 121933X Rod, Mower Lift 26 121934X Knob 27 106932X 28 STD560907 * Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 Link, Mower Clutch 29 123671X * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Clip, Fuel Line Bracket, Mower Clutch Bolt, Hex, Fin 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2 Grade 5 * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Assembly, Clutch Lever Bolt, Shoulder Assembly, Mower Clutch Arm * Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 2-1/4 Assembly, Bellcrank, Lift Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 *Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge Grip, Handle Assembly, Lift Handle Spring, Compression Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 12 Gauge Retainer, Spring 17 18 19 20 21 127359 133205 7368O400 STD523727 17490508 HARDWARE SHOWN LARGER FOR EASIER IDENTIFICATION 41 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER MOWER 917.257462 DECK 17 43 41 37 4O / 39 36 33 42 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 127743 122052X STD541437 130840 131251 121316X STD533720 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 19131410 127744 STD533710 130841 127356 STD533106 STD541431 127357 130837 128508 128511 127380 127841 129962 STD551137 850857 128961 78158 DESCRIPTION Spring, Mower Clutch Spacer, Retainer * Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Brake Assembly Guide, Belt Idler Pulley, Flat Idler * Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Grade 5 Washer 13/32 x7/8 x 10 Gauge Arm Assembly, Idler, Mower *Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Rod, Brake Bracket, Lift, Rear, R.H. *Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x5/8 *Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Bracket, Lift, Rear, L.H. Keeper, Belt, R.H. Link Assembly, Mower Stabilizer Pin, Drive Bracket Assembly, Front Blade Washer, Hard *Washer, Lock 3/8 Bolt 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Grade 8 Stripper Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 KEY PART NO. NO. 26 27 28 29 30 31 129963 129983 129207 73050900 126361X 17490508 32 33 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 -- 122051X 131560 121980X 123713X 105304X 19111016 110452X 131264 STD551050 STD624008 130836 110485X 128774 129895 133172 130794 DESCRIPTION Washer .150 Thick Deck Assembly Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Flangelock 9/16 Bracket Assembly, Deflector Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Arm, Support Idler, Mower Deflector Rod, Hinge Spring, Torsion Deflector Cap, Sleeve Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge Pushnut V-Belt * Washer 17/32 x 1 x 16 Gauge * Retainer, Spring Keeper, L.H. Bearing Housing, Mandrel Bearing Shaft & Bearing Assembly, Mandrel Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 21-23, 26, 29, and 45-48) * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE" All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER FOOTE/DANA TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 143.4360-18 20 2_ 5_ 22 19 _98" 4"-1 23 24 26 31 27 32 33 34 36 35 19 37 19 40 52 41 53 42 43* 54 44 55 46 47 56 48 57 49 59 56 50 55 19 59 43*52 62 63 64 65 i9 67 71 61 74 44 70 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER FOOTE/DANA TRANSAXLE- KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 120458X 2274J 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 68003 105904X 105905X 120460X 120461X 120462X 120463X 120464X 120465X 120466X 83818 120467X 2286J 2267J 3413J 2233J 2232J 2231J 2230J 2229J 2228J 2227J 2226J 105906X 6725J 120415X 2257J 110077X 110078X 105909X 105910X 105911X 108976X 105913X t20468X 2242J 120469X 2244J 105916X 120470X 110070X 108977X 109254X 120405X 108980X 120406X 108455X 105925X 2232J 108978X 110079X 39 40 120471X 120472X 9 10 11 DESCRIPTION Housing, Upper Screw, Tapping, Large 1/4-20 x .734 Ball, Detent Spring, Detent Screw, Set Shifter Assembly O-Ring * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .006 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .010 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .015 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .020 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .026 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .030 * Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .040 Ring, Retaining Ring, Retaining *Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .010 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .020 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .026 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x _031 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .036 *Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .041 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .046 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .050 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .060 * Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .082 O-Ring Washer, Plain .632 x 1.38 x .046 Key, Woodruff, #9 Kit, Input Shaft Assembly Pinion, Bevel, 14 Teeth Ring, Retaining Chain, 24 Pitches Bearing, Flange Gear, Spur, 14 Teeth Collar, Clutch Key, Clutch Key, Woodruff, #3 Shaft, Intermediate Key, Woodruff, #61 Ring, Retaining Sprocket, 18 Teeth Spacer Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth Gear, Spur, 35 Teeth Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth Gear, Spur, 19 Teeth Washer, Plain .640 x 1.37 x .061 Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .026 Spacer .630 x 1.00 x .169 Assembly, Gear, Combination of 12 Teeth and 35 Teeth Shaft, Idler Spacer .635 x .875 x .755 917.257462 MODEL NUMBER 143.4360-18 KEY PART NO. NO. 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 105928X 110084X 108983X 105930X 105931X 105932X 3417J 106097X 2264J 106098X 2265J 106586X 106587X 106588X 2263J 120473X 105933X 106151X 120407X 106589X 120408X 105937X 2226J 2272J 2263J 123907X 110081X 105941X 110071X 120952X 110082X 123908X 120476X 120961X 7294J 108989X 120953X 120954X 120955X 68 69 70 71 72 108992X 108996X 120956X 73810500 106596X 73 74 75 120993X 120951X 120416X * ** DESCRIPTION Sprocket, 9 Teeth Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth *Washer Plain .758 x 1.12 x .010 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.12 x .015 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.12 x .020 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.12 x .025 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .020 *Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .025 *Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .031 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .035 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .040 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .045 *Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .050 * Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .055 *Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .062 Shaft, Drive Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth Gear, _pur, 28 Teeth Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .060 Seal, Felt Washer, Plain .758 x 1.25 x .062 Axle, Left Hand Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth Ring, Retaining Gear, Spur, 32 Teeth Shaft, Cross Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth Axle, Right Hand Housing, Lower Puck, Friction Disc, Brake Spacer Jaw, Brake Pin, Dowel Screw, Tapping, Large 5/16-18 x 2.25 Lever, Actuating Washer, Plain .321 x 1.00 x .055 Bracket, Anti-Rotation Locknut 5/16-24 Screw, Tapping, Large 5/16-18 x 1.44 Washer, Plain .343 x .81 x .059 Puck, Friction Grease -- Use In Various Combinations to Maintain Proper Clearances Order Key Number 15 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 283707, 917.257462 TYPE NUMBER 0217-01 265 % 657 334 3O7 11 P337 757 219 422 = 46 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE 121 CARBU_OR 965 I 53 131 - MODEL NUMBER 283707, 917.257462 TYPE NUMBER 0217-01 OVERHAUL KIT 141 130 618 _634 52 164. 51 105 123 535 1711 611 © 127 84A 224 445 (_)138 I _T8 125 728 537 66S 482 42.1 601 601 I -o 47 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 283707, TYPE NUMBER 0217-01 310 803 801 Reference Number 309 , •Motor and Drive Ass_. Manufecturer B_gs & Houdng Strat|on Lenolh 12V 3-21/32" 394805 "Includes BrushSet *'Includes #398003 ClutchAssembly #280104 Gear #490467 Relair_ and Pin # 94288 Roll Pin 310 Thru Bolt Assembly 94003 (Fief. (Fief. (Ref. (Ref. No. No. No. No. Sl I S10 544 Brush Ddve Arn_ture Assemblv l Assemblv l Assembly 395538 513) 783) 876) 896) 490421"* 39O837 801 Odve End Cep Assembly '" 39_56 SO2 End Cap As-'y. Commutator _95537° #Q_ Housing Assembly 393825 REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER BRIGGS KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 490450 399265 3 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 391086 494240 271866 391406 27803 93394 280100 271916 271997 271996 93723 94239 490466 94196 494238 291675 94305 492326 13 15 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 222698 394661 394662 394663 394664 391780 392331 391781 391782 391783 260924 299691 391286 490348 490469 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 41 42 45 46 51 222299 92909 262246 262247 65906 26828 223752 221596 292260 93630 262248 212897 272465 52 270872 & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Bearing, Cylinder (Requires Special Tools For Installation) * Seal, Oil Head, Cylinder * Gasket, Cylinder Head Breather Assembly * Gasket, Valve Cover Screw, Sems Tube, Breather * Gasket, Crankcase Cover 1/64" * Gasket, Crankcase Cover .005" * Gasket, Crankcase Cover .009" Screw, Cylinder Head Plug, Oil Drain Crankshaft Key, Timing Gear Base, Engine *Seal, Oil Screw, Sems, Base Mounting Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly, Magneto Key, Flywheel Piston Assembly, Standard Piston Assembly .010" Oversize Piston Assembly .020" Oversize Piston Assembly .030" Oversize Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size Ring Set, Piston, Chrome, Standard Ring Set, Piston .010" Oversize Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize Ring Set, Piston .030" Oversize Lock, Piston Pin Pin Assembly, Piston, Standard Pin Assy., Piston .005" Oversize Rod Assembly, Connecting Rod Assembly, Connecting, .020" Undersize Crankpin Bore Lock, Connecting Rod Screw Screw, Connecting Rod Valve, Exhaust Valve, Intake Spring, Intake Valve Spring, Exhaust Valve Guard, Flywheel Retainer, Intake Valve Rotocoil, Exhaust Valve Retainer, Exhaust Valve Rotocoil Tappet, Valve Gear, Cam Gasket, Carburetor (Carburetor to Elbow) * Gasket, Carburetor (Elbow to Cylinder) NUMBER 283707, KEY PART NO. NO. 53 75 78 95 98 104 105 106 108 118 121 123 125 127 130 131 133 137 138 141 142 94637 224061 93805 94098 494382 231789 231790 281169 224540 494383 494384 94616 494502 147 164 171 187 188 201 209 216 219 231794 213819 281051 393815 93535 262767 260871 262766 490815 224539 494379 494381 281165 281164 494380 494537 494499 222 494887 917.257462 TYPE NUMBER 0217-01 DESCRIPTION Stud, Carburetor Mounting Washer, Spring Screw, Seres ** Screw, Throttle Screw, Idle Speed ** Pin, Float Hinge ** Valve Assembly, Inlet Needle Inlet, Valve Seat Valve, Choke ** Valve, Needle Carburetor Overhaul Kit Screw, Elbow Mounting Carburetor Assembly ** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only) Valve, Throttle Shaft and Lever, Throttle Float, Carburetor *** Gasket, Float Bowl *'** Washer, Float Bowl Screw ** Shaft and Lever, Choke ** Nozzle / Jet, Carburetor High Altitude Kit: 231796 Pilot, Jet, High Altitude 281164 Seal, Bowl Screw ** Pilot, Jet Carburetor, Elbow Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting Line, Fuel Screw, Sems Link, Governor Spring, Governor Link, Choke Oil Slinger, Governor Gear and Bracket Assembly Plate, Governor Control Choke-A-Matic) crew, Sems, Air Cleaner Crank, Governor Lever Assembly, Govemor Washer, Governor Crank Spring, Governor Link Filter, Fuel 224 225 227 230 232 240 94513 231058 493935 222450 262785 394358 * *'* *** Included in Gasket Set (494241) Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384) Included in both Carburetor OverhaJJI Kit (494384) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm REPAIR PARTS 12 HP 36" LAWN RIDER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257462 BRIGGS KEY PART NO. NO. 265 284 284A 304 305 221535 94419 94326 494269 94608 306 224545 307 93949 308 491490 309 --332 333 334 337 346 356 358 363 383 422 423 445 455 467 468 474 482 523 524 525 535 537 552 562 592 601 611 614 615 618 634 634A 634B 92284 492341 93381 802592 93705 494328 494241 19203 89838 223721 94073 493909 222561 493903 222562 393474 93621 490327 68838 280741 272403 281106 231597 92613 231082 93053 494451 93306 93307 262803 281168 491323 281167 & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL DESCRIPTION Clamp, Casing Screw, Clamp Mounting Screw, Air Cleaner Housing, Blower Screw, Sems, Blower Housing Muunting Shield, Cylinder Screw, Sems, Cylinder Shield Mounting Cover, Cylinder Head Motor, Starting (See Chart on Illustrated Pages for Replacement Parts for Starting Motors) Nut, Hex Armature, Magneto Screw, Sems, Armature Mounting Plug, Spark Screw, Hex Head Wire, Ground Gasket Set Puller, Flywheel Wrench, Spark Plug Clamp, Oil Filler Tube Screw, Sems Cartridge, Air Cleaner Cup, Screen Mounting Knob, Air Cleaner Screen, Flush Rotating Stator, Alternator Screw, Sems Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler Seal, Filler Tube Tube, Oil Filler Element, Air Cleaner * O-Ring, Air Cleaner Bushing, Governor Crank Bolt, Governor Lever Nut, Hex #10-24 Clamp, Fuel Pipe Fuel Inlet Tube Cotter, Hair Pin Retainer, E-Ring Spring, Choke Return ** Seal, Choke Shaft *Seal, Governor Washer, Throttle Shaft NUMBER 283707, TYPE NUMBER KEY PART NO. NO. 0217-01 DESCRIPTION 635 646 657 663 668 726 66538 224546 93496 94620 280848 392134 Elbow, Spark Plug Brace, Air Cleaner Screw, Sems Screw, Hex Head Spacer Gear, Ring (Includes Mounting Parts) Cover, Starter (Includes Mounting Screws) Screw, Sems Clip, Lead Wire Gear, Timing Link, Counterweight Counterweight Assembly Pin, Counterweight Screw, Countenweight Seal, Oil Filler Cap Fill Group, Oil Terminal, Ignition Cable Seat, Intake Valve, Standard Seat, Exhaust Valve, Standard Guide, Exhaust Valve Cover, Air Cleaner Body, Air Cleaner Diode and Connector Assembly, Dual Circuit ** Screw, Fuel Bowl Locknut, Air Cleaner Mounting Bowl Assembly, Carburetor Carburetor Gasket Kit ** Seal, Throttle Shaft Fan, Flywheel Retainer, Fan Eccentric Pin, Eccentric 727 490324 728 729 741 757 758 759 761 842 847 851 869 870 871 872 875 877 94627 28159 262135 212359 399891 298909 93875 270920 490474 221798 261463 213316 261961 281104 494237 393456 955 965 975 977 987 1005 1006 1020 1021 94642 94108 494378 494385 281166 280687 224413 262243 94160 * ** *** Included in Gasket Set (494241) Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384) Included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm ... SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. 15 ° MAX. iii If _ !1 _ _ i iiii Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I I [RI:IFTSMI:IN° SE_/A/ S OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 917.257462 12.0 HP ELECTRIC START 36" MOWER 6 SPEED LAWN RIDER Each tractor has its own model number. Each engine has its own model number. The Model Number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seat. The model number for your engine will be found on the blower housing of the engine. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Center and most Retail Stores. HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: • PRODUCT- LAWN RIDER • MODEL NUMBER - 917,257462 • ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 283707 TYPE NUMBER 0217-01 • PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians.., professional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you, we service what we sell. Sears, Roebuck 130147 9.19.91 and Co., Chicago, IL 60684 U.S.A. PRINTED IN U.S.A.