Ariens 911099 - LM21SH Specifications

Walk Behind Lawn Mower
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
911099 - LM21SH
911101 - LM21SWH
911102 - LM21SCH
911330 - LM21SW
911331 - LM21SE
911514 - LM21S
911515 - LM21SE
911525 - LM21SW
911526 - LM21SC
911531 - LM21S
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01241400A 11/03
Supersedes 01241400
Printed in USA
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, Wisconsin
54110-0157 USA
Telephone
(920) 756-2141
Facsimile
(920) 756-2407
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COMPANY, que:
Type: Type : Typ:
Type: Type: Tipo:
Tipo: Type: Typ:
Tyyppi: Typ: Tipo:
Walk Behind Lawn Mower – Tondeuse à gazon autotractée – Handgeführter Rasenmäher
– Duwgrasmaaier – Selvkørende plæneklipper – Tosaerba semovente – Cortacésped de
empuje manual – Gressklipper – Självgående gräsklippare – Käsinohjailtava ruohonleikkuri –
Kosiarka trawnikowa – Cortador de Relva Convencional
Trade Name: Appellation commerciale : Handelsbezeichnung: Handelsnaam:
Ariens
Firmanavn: Nome commerciale: Nombre comercial: Handelsnavn:
Handelsbeteckning: Kauppanimi: Nazwa handlowa: Nome da Marca:
911330
911331
911514
911515
Model: Modèle : Modell: Model: Model: Modello: Modelo: Modell: Modell:
Malli: Model: Modelo:
Serial # Range: Plage de numéros de série : Seriennummern: Serienummerreeks: Serienummerområde: Gamma n. di serie: Rango de nº de serie:
Serienummerområde: Serienummerområde: Sarjanumerot: Zakres, numer
seryjny: Faixa de Nº de Série:
Conforms to: Est conforme à : Mit den Anforderungen der folgenden
Richtlinien übereinstimmt: Voldoet aan: Er i overensstemmelse med:
È conforme a: Cumple con: Er i samsvar med: Överensstämmer med:
Täyttää seuraavat vaatimukset: Jest zgodny z: De acordo com:
Notified Body – Organisme notifié – Zertifizierungsstelle –
Aangemelde instantie – Bemyndiget organ – Organismo
notificato – Organismo notificado – Teknisk kontrollorgan –
Anmält organ – Ilmoitettu laitos – Organ zaświadczający –
Organismo Certificador –
2
911525
911526
911531
911330 Š 000101
911331 Š 000101
911514 Š 020500
911515 Š 005001
911525 Š 008300
911526 Š 009501
911531 Š 000101
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC,
2000/14/EC (VIII)
SNCH/TUV Rheinland
11, Route de Luxembourg
L-5230 Sandweiler
Representative Measured Sound Power Level
(Lwa) Niveau de puissance acoustique représentatif
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (Lwa) –
Niveau de puissance acoustique garanti (Lwa) –
mesuré (Lwa) Repräsentativer gemessener Geräuschpegel Garantierter Geräuschpegel (Lwa) – Gegarandeerd
(Lwa) Representatief gemeten geluidsniveau (Lwa)
geluidsniveau (Lwa) – Garanteret støjeffektniveau (Lwa) –
Repræsentativt, målt støjeffektniveau (Lwa) Livello di
Livello di potenza sonora garantito (Lwa) – Nivel de
potenza sonora rappresentativo rilevato (Lwa) Nivel de
potencia acústica garantizado (Lwa) – Garantert
potencia acústica representativo medido (Lwa)
lydeffektnivå (Lwa) – Garanterad uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) –
Representativt målt lydeffektnivå (Lwa) Representativ
Taattu
äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Gwarantowany reprezentatywny
uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) Tyypillinen mitattu äänitehotaso
poziom mocy akustycznej (Lwa) – Nível de Potência de
(Lwa) Zmierzony reprezentatywny poziom mocy
Som Garantido (Lwa) –
akustycznej (Lwa) Nível de Potência de Som Medido
Representativo (Lwa)
330, 331, 514, 515, 525, 531: 99 dBA
330, 331, 514, 515, 525, 526, 531: 100 dBA
526: 98 dBA
Philip J. Smucker:
Manager of Product Conformance (Keeper of Technical
File) Responsable de la conformité des produits
(Dépositaire de la fiche technique) Manager of Product
Conformance (Archivar der technischen Akte) Manager
Productconformering (Beheerder van technische bestand)
Produktoverensstemmelsesleder (Indehaver af tekniske
data) Responsabile della conformità del prodotto
(Depositario del file tecnico) Gerente de conformidad de
los productos (Depositario del archivo técnico) Ansvarlig
for produktsamsvar (innehaver av teknisk fil) Chef för
produktöverensstämmelse (Innehavare av tekniska data)
Tuotteen vaatimustenmukaisuudesta vastaava johtaja
(Teknisen tiedoston haltija) Zarządzający Zgodnością
Produktu (Przechowujący Dokumentację Techniczną)
Gestor de Conformidade de Produtos
(Zelador de Arquivos Técnicos)
7/22/2003
Date Date Datum
Datum Dato Data
Ariens Company
Fecha Dato
Brillion, WI 54110-0157 USA Datum Päiväys
Data Data
Signature Signature
Unterschrift Handtekening
Underskrift Firma Firma
Signatur Namnteckning
Allekirjoitus Podpis Assinatura
CE Sound and Vibration – Bruits et vibrations CE – CE Geräusch- und Vibrationswerte – CE
Geluid en trilling – CE støj og vibration – Livello sonoro e vibrazioni CE – Sonido y vibración
CE – CE-lyd og -vibrasjon – CE ljudnivå och vibrationer – CE, melu ja tärinä – CE Dźwięku i
Wibracji – Som e Vibração CE –
911330
911331
911514
911515
911525
911526
911531
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure (Lpa) in dBA – Pression acoustique aux oreilles de l’opérateur (Lpa) en dBA –
Geräuschpegel am Ohr des Bedieners (Lpa) in dBA – Geluidsdruk bij het oor van de gebruiker (Lpa) in dBA –
Strøjtryk ved brugerens øre (Lpa) målt i dBA – Pressione sonora all’orecchio dell’operatore (Lpa) in dBA – Presión
de sonido en el oído (Lpa) in dBA – Lydtrykk ved førerens øre (Lpa) inn dBA – Ljudeffekt vid förarens öron (Lpa) i
dBA – Kuljettajan korvaan kohdistuva äänenpaine (Lpa), dBA – Robocze ciśnienie akustyczne na uchu (Lpa) w
decybelachA – Oper. Pressão do Som no Ouvido (Lpa) em dBA –
85
87
88
2
Vibration Measure (m/sec ) at Operator: Mesure des vibrations
(m/s2)
au niveau de l’opérateur: Vibration
(m/s2) an des Bedieners: Gemeten trilling bij (m/sec2): Vibrationsmålinger (m/s2) ved brugerens: Vibrazioni
percepite dall’operatore (m/sec2): Medida de vibración (m/seg2) en el operador: Vibrasjonsmåling (m/s2) ved
førerens: Vibrationsmått (m/s2) vid förarens: Tärinä (m/s2) kuljettajan: Pomiar wibracji (m/sec2) u operatora:
Medida de Vibração (m/seg.2) no Operador:
Hands – Mains – Händen – De handen van de gebruiker – Hænder – Mani – Manos – Hender – Händer –
Käsissä – Ręce – Mãos –
X
< 2.5
2.6
Y
10.8
3.2
3.0
3.2
3.4
7.7
8.7
Z
<2.5
4.4
3.3
4.4
4.1
2.7
3.0
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . 18
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
Engine Serial
Number Label
Before using the unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. The contents
will give you an understanding of safety
instructions and controls during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from the operator’s position, facing the
direction of forward travel.
Unit Serial
Number Label
SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
PARTS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are also printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of your
unit (Figure 1 and Figure 2).
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here:
• Record Engine Model & Serial numbers
here:
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Serial Number
Label
Figure 1
Figure 2
OM1600
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the Dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com on the internet.
GB - 4
© Copyright 2003 Ariens Company
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts.
Replacing any part on this vehicle with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts. To locate your nearest
Ariens Dealer, call 1-800-678-5443 or go to
www.ariens.com on the internet.
DEALER DELIVERY
Dealer should:
1. Check that all assembly and
adjustments have been properly
completed.
2. Fill out Original Purchaser Registration
Card and return the card to Ariens.
3. Explain Ariens Limited Warranty Policy.
4. Explain recommended lubrication and
maintenance. Advise customer on
adjustments. Remind customer to
change oil in 4 cycle engine crankcase
after first five (5) hours of operation.
5. Instruct customer on controls and
operation of unit. Discuss and
emphasize the Safety Rules. Give
customer Owner/Operator, Parts, and
Engine manuals. Advise customer to
thoroughly read and understand them.
DISCLAIMER
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
make changes to, and add improvements
upon its products at any time without public
notice or obligation.The descriptions and
specifications contained in this manual were
in effect at printing. Equipment described
within this manual may be optional. Some
illustrations may not apply to your unit.
SAFETY
WARNING: This cutting machine
is capable of amputating hands
and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the safety
instructions in the manuals and
on decals could result in serious
injury or death.
Slopes are a major factor related
to slip and fall accidents.
Operation on all slopes requires
extra caution.
Tragic accidents can occur if the
operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Never
assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive,
handle with care.
Stop unit and engine, remove key
(if equipped) and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving
operator’s position.
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
Personal Safety Is Involved!
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal
words below are used on decals and in this
manual.
Read and understand all safety messages.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
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NOTATIONS
1. DANGER!
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
Read the operator’s manual.
OL1801
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working
precautions, for the benefit of yourself and
others. Understand and follow all safety
messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and
the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious
injury or death. Learn applicable rules and
laws in your area.
Keep children and others away
from unit while operating.
OL4370
Never direct discharge toward
other people. Thrown objects can
cause injury.
REQUIRED OPERATOR
TRAINING
OL0910
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed
by the seller on safe and proper operation. If
anyone other than the original purchaser will
use the unit, ALWAYS provide this manual
and any needed safety training before
operation.
Do not operate mower unless
guards are in operating position
or entire bagger is attached.
OL4540
Keep safety devices (guards,
shields, switches, etc.) in place
and working.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged safety
decals. Refer to Figure 3 for safety decal
locations.
OL3030
1
3
•
Go across slopes, not up and down.
•
Look down and behind before and
while moving backward.
•
Do not park on a slope unless
chocked or blocked.
•
Do not allow operation of machine by
untrained personnel.
2. DANGER!
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
Do not operate mower unless guards are in
operating position or bagger is attached.
3. CAUTION!
•
2
•
•
Bag is subject to wear and
deterioration.
Check bag frequently, replace when
necessary.
Use original bag to comply with safety
specifications.
SAFETY RULES
Figure 3
OM0811
If unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
GB - 6
Read, understand and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly. Failure to follow
instructions could result in personal injury
and/or damage to unit.
ALWAYS remove key (if equipped) and
disconnect wire from spark plug before
assembly. Unintentional engine start up can
cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit
and work area to understand:
• work area
• your unit
• all safety decals.
Clear work area of stones, sticks, wire and
foreign objects which might be picked up and
thrown. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Know the work area. Stay alert for holes,
rocks, rough terrain and hidden hazards.
Keep away from drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments that could cause operator to
lose footing or control of unit.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating
along streets or curbs.
Keep work area clear of all persons, children
and pets.
Keep children out of the work area and under
the watchful care of a responsible adult.
ALWAYS operate unit when there is good
visibility and light.
DO NOT mow wet grass.
ALWAYS be sure of your footing. Keep a firm
hold on handlebar. Walk, NEVER run.
Engine/blade control feature on mower stops
engine and blade within 3 seconds whenever
operator releases handlebar. Check this
feature frequently. If feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and adjust or have
it repaired before using unit.
Only trained adults may operate unit. Training
includes actual operation.
NEVER operate after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Unit requires
complete and unimpaired attention.
NEVER allow children to use mower.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from
rotating parts. Rotating parts can cut off body
parts.
ALWAYS keep hands away from pinch points.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause death
or serious injury. DO NOT run engine in an
enclosed area.
ALWAYS protect eyes, face, and body with
adequate safety gear and protective clothes.
Wear sturdy footwear, gloves and safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields
while operating mower.
NEVER operate mower barefoot or when
wearing open sandals or canvas shoes.
NEVER wear loose clothes, long hair or
jewelry that may get caught in rotating parts.
ALWAYS stand clear of discharge when
operating unit.
NEVER direct discharge toward bystanders.
Operator is responsible for bystander safety.
DO NOT touch hot parts. Allow parts to cool.
Keep safety devices or guards in place and
functioning properly. NEVER modify or
remove safety devices.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions
in the manual and on the machine before
starting. Understand:
• How to operate all controls
• The functions of all controls
• How to STOP in an emergency.
DO NOT attempt to start your engine until
you know what the controls do and how they
work.
DO NOT tilt mower when starting it.
Keep feet away when starting engine.
DO NOT start the engine or operate mower
without side discharge cover or side
discharge deflector installed.
Take all possible precautions when leaving
unit unattended.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key
(electric start models) and disconnect spark
plug wire to prevent accidental starting or
unauthorized use.
Stop engine if anyone enters the work area.
NEVER attempt to make any adjustments to
unit while engine is running (except where
specifically recommended). Stop engine,
remove key (electric start models) and wait
for all moving parts to stop before servicing.
DO NOT make cutting height wheel
adjustments while the engine is running.
If you strike an object, or if equipment
vibrates abnormally, stop engine at once, wait
for moving parts to stop and disconnect wire
from spark plug. Repair any damage before
restarting unit.
Keep rear door closed when engine is
running unless the grass bag is in place.
Stop engine before removing and emptying
grass bag.
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When mulching or bagging, ALWAYS install
discharge cover.
When side discharging, ALWAYS install side
discharge deflector.
ALWAYS shut off engine, allow blade to stop
and disconnect spark plug wire before
clearing clogs or cleaning unit.
Check grass bag for wear, damage, and/or
deterioration. Replace only with Ariens
original equipment replacement parts for
safety.
To reduce fire hazard and overheating, keep
equipment free of grass, leaves, debris or
excessive lubricants.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects which
may obscure vision.
DO NOT mow at too fast a rate. DO NOT
change engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.
Do not operate mower on gravel or loose
material such as sand. Stop mower when
crossing drives, walks, or roads to prevent
damage or injury from thrown objects.
DO NOT pull mower backwards unless
absolutely necessary. Look down and back,
especially for small children, before and while
moving backwards.
Releasing wheel drive control must stop
mower’s forward movement. If this feature
fails to operate, disconnect spark plug wire
and repair before using unit.
On self-propelled models, wheel drive must
be disengaged when starting engine.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes.
NEVER leave unit unattended on a slope.
Chock wheels if parking on a slope.
Mow across the face of slopes, never up and
down. Be especially cautious when changing
direction on slopes.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion engine. DO NOT use on or near
any unimproved, forest or brush covered land
unless the exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrestor meeting applicable local, state
or federal laws. A spark arrestor, if used, must
be maintained in effective working order by
the operator. See your Ariens Dealer or
engine manufacturer’s service center.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors can
explode. ONLY use approved fuel containers.
• NO Smoking!
• NO Sparks!
• NO Flames!
• Allow engine to cool before filling fuel
tank.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times
until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle
lock-open device.
Check fuel supply before starting engine.
DO NOT fill gasoline tank indoors, when
engine is running, or while engine is hot.
Allow engine to cool several minutes before
removing fuel cap.
DO NOT overfill. Allow about 1/4" (6 mm) of
tank space for fuel expansion.
Replace gasoline tank cap securely and
clean any spilled fuel before starting engine.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
NEVER store fuel inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
ALWAYS drain fuel outdoors away from
ignition sources.
ALWAYS shut off engine, and remove key,
and close fuel shutoff valve when transporting
unit on a truck or trailer.
Avoid Electric Shock. DO NOT disconnect
wire from spark plug while engine is running.
Do NOT put battery in fire or mutilate.
Explosive Gases!
NO flames, NO sparks, NO smoking, near
battery.
Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric acid.
Contact with skin, eyes or clothing can cause
severe chemical burns.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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Accidental engine start up can cause death or
serious injury. Except where specifically
recommended, ALWAYS stop engine,
remove key (electric start models), wait for
moving parts to stop, allow parts to cool and
disconnect spark plug wire before inspecting,
servicing, adjusting or repairing unit.
Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other
debris build-up.
Keep equipment in good condition.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Follow engine manufacturer’s safety
instruction when servicing engine.
Check all hardware at regular intervals,
especially blade attachment bolts. Keep all
hardware properly tightened.
Before tipping unit, remove fuel and battery (if
equipped).
Ensure all wheel blocks, jack stands and tie
downs will support unit during maintenance.
Replace worn-out mufflers immediately.
Continued use could result in fire or
explosion.
Sharp edges can cut or amputate fingers or a
hand. Wrap blade or wear sturdy gloves to
service.
Use only replacement parts designed for your
unit. See your Ariens Dealer.
Allow engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
ALWAYS clean unit before extended storage.
See engine manual for proper storage.
DO NOT store unit inside a building with fuel
in the fuel tank where any ignition sources
are present.
Use only accessories which have been
approved by Ariens and are properly
installed.
Check attachments frequently and replace
worn or damaged components with
manufacturer’s recommended parts.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
CARTON CONTENTS
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OM1706
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1. Unfold and adjust handlebar. See
Handlebar Height on page 19.
NOTE: DO NOT bend the speed control rod
(if equipped) when unfolding the handlebars.
2. Fill engine crankcase with oil. See
engine manual.
3. Set-up mower for bagging, side
discharge or mulching. See Mower SetUp on page 14.
4. Fully charge battery (electric start
models). See To Charge Battery on
page 19.
5. Fill fuel tank. See Filling Fuel Tank on
page 14.
6. Connect spark plug wire.
7. Check the engine/blade control feature.
Try starting the engine without the
engine/blade control held against the
handlebar. Engine must not start. If
engine starts, stop engine and adjust or
repair engine/blade control. See
Engine/Blade Control Adjustment on
page 20.
Mower Unit
Side Discharge Cover
Battery Charger (911331, 515)
Side Discharge Deflector
Grass Bag Frame
Literature Pack
Mulch Plug
Grass Bag
Figure 4
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
2
1
3
24
4
5
6
9
8
23
7
22
21
17
15
2
13
1
18
24
11
10
12
23
22
13
6
21
15
14
11
15
1. Engine/Blade Control
2. Wheel Drive Control
3. Adjustable and Folding Handlebars
4. Swivel Wheel Lock (911100) (911101,
330, 525)
5. Grass Bag
6. Rear Door
7. Fuel Tank and Cap
8. Fuel Shutoff Valve (911099, 101, 102)
9. Choke Lever (911099, 101)
10. Height Adjustment Pins (911101, 330,
525)
11. Muffler and Muffler Guard
12. Ignition Switch (911515)
13. Oil Fill/Dipstick
14. Oil Filter (911526)
15. Cutting Height Levers (2 Rear Wheel
Adjusters, 2 Front Wheel Adjusters)
16. Primer Bulb (911330, 331, 514, 515,
525, 526, 531)
17. Air Filter
18. Side Discharge Cover
19. Side Discharge Deflector
20. Mulchmaster™ Plug
21. Handlebar Adjustment Holes
22. Recoil Starter Handle
23. Speed Control Rod
24. Throttle Control (911102, 526)
16
20
15
7
17
19
18
Figure 5
OM1687
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OPERATION
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
CAUTION: On self-propelled
models, both rear wheels must be
set at same height or traction drive
may not work properly.
See Figure 5 for locations.
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
Cutting Height Settings Chart
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Engine/Blade Control
CAUTION: Check function of
Engine/Blade Control regularly.
Improper function of control could
cause injury.
Notch
Cut grass length
LOW
1" (25 mm)
2
1-3/8" (35 mm)
3
1-3/4" (45 mm)
4
2-1/4" (57 mm)
5
2-3/4" (70 mm)
HIGH
3-1/4" (83 mm)
Standard Models
The engine/blade control must be held
against the handlebar to start the engine and
blade.
Engine/blade control feature on mower stops
engine and blade within 3 seconds whenever
operator releases handlebar. Check this
feature frequently. If feature fails to operate,
disconnect spark plug wire and adjust or have
it repaired before using unit.
To change cutting height, move cutting height
levers one notch at a time on each wheel to
set desired height (Figure 6).
NOTE: Each wheel on mower must be set at
the same height for a level cut.
High
Low
1
Rear
STOP
1
START and RUN
Low
OM1230
High
Handlebar
Adjust handlebar to a safe and comfortable
height. See Handlebar Height on page 19.
Front
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
1. Cutting Height Lever
CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
DANGER: Avoid injury from
rotating blade.
ALWAYS shut off engine before
adjusting cutting height.
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Figure 6
OM0165
Swivel Wheel Models (911101, 330,
525)
Throttle (911102)
To change front wheel cutting height, insert
height adjuster pin into the holes that match
the desired cutting height and fasten with key
ring (Figure 7).
To change rear wheel cutting height, move
cutting height levers one notch at a time to
set the desired cutting height.
High
The throttle controls the
engine speed and chokes
engine for starting.
1.Start - Push lever all the way
forward.
2.Fast.
3.Slow - Pull lever all the way
rearward.
1
2
Low
3
1
OL2074
Throttle (911526)
Rear
The throttle controls the
engine speed and chokes
engine for starting.
1.Start - Push lever all the way
forward.
2.Fast.
3.Slow - Pull lever all the way
rearward.
1
3
2
2
OM1270
Front
3
1. Cutting Height Lever
2. Height Adjuster Pin
3. Key Ring
OL2074
Ignition Switch (911331, 515)
Figure 7
1
OPTIONAL CONTROLS
Primer Bulb (911330, 331, 514, 515,
525, 526, 531)
2
Push the primer bulb in to add fuel for easier
engine start.
OM1000
A removable key operates the
ignition switch. The key will
spring back to the “RUN”
position.
RUN Position (1): All controls
are operable.
START Position (2): Starter
turns over the engine.
Choke Control (911099, 101)
Speed Control
Speed control rod changes the mower’s
forward travel speeds.
High –Push rod all the way
forward.
Move choke lever to the choke position to
start a cold engine.
OM0480
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Low –Pull rod all the way
rearward.
Start mowing slowly and use speed control
rod to gradually increase speed to a safe,
comfortable walking pace.
Speed control rod should hold the desired
speed. If not, adjust speed control bell crank.
(See Speed Control Bell Crank on page 22.)
Unlock - Wheel
Swivels
Lock - Wheel
Held Straight
Wheel Drive Control
CAUTION: Unit will move forward
at engine start if wheel drive
control is engaged. ALWAYS
release wheel drive control before
starting unit.
OM1700
NOTE: Engine must be running for wheel
drive to propel unit.
To drive forward:
Slowly squeeze and hold wheel drive control
against handlebar.
To stop:
Release wheel drive control.
Fuel Shutoff Valve (911099, 101, 102)
IMPORTANT: The fuel shutoff valve MUST
be in the closed position prior to transporting
the unit.
Open the fuel shutoff valve to operate the
unit. Close the fuel shutoff valve when
storing, transporting or servicing the unit.
911102
Fuel shutoff valve
open.
STOP
Fuel shutoff valve
closed.
GO
OM1240
Swivel Wheel Lock (911101, 330, 525)
CAUTION: Avoid loss of control.
Lock swivel wheels when mowing
on a slope or hill. Do not mow on
steep slopes.
To hold wheel straight:
1. Push swivel wheel lock forward.
2. Push unit forward until wheel locks in
place.
To allow wheel to swivel:
1. Pull swivel wheel lock back.
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911099, 101
To Bag
CAUTION: Check grass bag
frequently for wear or deterioration.
Replace worn or damaged bag with
Ariens original equipment
replacement bag only.
Fuel shutoff valve
open.
1. Shut off unit.
2. Install side discharge cover.
3. Lift rear door.
4. Hook grass bag frame on mounting
flange.
5. Lower rear door.
If necessary, lift rear of grass bag frame to
lock in position.
There should be no openings between bag
and mounting surface after installing bag. If
necessary, clear debris from bag mounting
surface.
Fuel shutoff valve
closed.
FILLING FUEL TANK
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. Put unit in open or well-ventilated area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean fuel cap and surrounding area.
4. Remove cap.
IMPORTANT: See engine manual for correct
type and grade of fuel.
5. Fill fuel tank. (see Specifications on
page 25 for tank capacity.)
6. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean any spilled fuel.
Grass Bag Removal
1. Shut off unit.
2. Lift rear door.
3. Use handle to lift bag off mounting
flange.
4. Close rear door.
NOTE: Empty grass bag and clean mower
pan after each use. DO NOT allow grass
clumps or a grass coating to collect inside of
grass bag or mower pan. Remove grass bag
from mower, wash bag with hose and allow to
dry.
To Side Discharge
MOWER SET-UP
CAUTION: DO NOT operate
mower unless either side
discharge cover or side discharge
deflector is installed. Thrown
objects may cause damage or
injury. Never operate unit with rear
door open unless grass bag is in
place.
CAUTION: If clog or obstruction
prevents grass flow, release
engine/blade control and
disconnect spark plug wire before
attempting to clear away any
clogs.
1. Shut off unit.
2. Remove grass bag.
3. Install Mulchmaster plug (see below).
4. Remove side discharge cover and keep
hardware.
5. Attach side discharge deflector to studs
on mower. Make sure deflector covers
discharge opening.
6. Secure with cover hardware from step 4.
To Mulch
1. Shut off unit.
2. Remove grass bag and install side
discharge cover.
3. Open rear door and insert Mulchmaster
plug with the beveled face to the left.
4. Close rear door.
NOTE: Rear door must close flush.
NOTE: For maximum mulching performance,
install the Mulchmaster Mulching Kit. See
Accessories.
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EMERGENCY STOPPING
To stop the mower in an emergency:
1. Release the engine/blade control.
2. Release the wheel drive control (selfpropelled models).
3. Allow all moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
WARNING: Improper operation
can lead to injury. Learn what the
controls do and how they work.
Thoroughly read and understand
entire Operator Manual.
See Figure 5 for all Controls and Features.
NOTE: Start engine on a level surface that is
free of debris.
Manual Start
Models 911330, 331, 514, 515, 525,
526, 531
Electric Start (911331, 515)
1. Check each item under Before Each
Use in the Maintenance Schedule on
page 16.
2. For engines with a primer, push primer
bulb 2 or 3 times for a cold engine.
NOTE: It is unnecessary to prime or choke a
warm engine.
3. For engines with a throttle, place throttle
control in the choke position. Once the
engine has started, place throttle in the
high speed detent.
4. With engine/blade control held against
the handlebar, grasp starter handle and
pull rope slowly until it pulls harder. This
is the compression stroke. Let rope
rewind slowly.
5. Pull rope with rapid continuous full arm
stroke to start engine. Allow rope to
rewind slowly.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let starter handle
snap against bracket.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until engine starts.
(If engine does not start, see
Troubleshooting on page 22.)
Models 911099, 101, 102
1. Check each item under Before Each
Use in the Maintenance Schedule on
page 16.
2. Open the fuel shut-off valve.
NOTE: It is unnecessary to choke a warm
engine.
3. Move the choke lever to the choke
position.
The choke lever automatically returns to
the Off position when the engine/blade
control is held against the handlebar
(911099, 101).
4. With engine/blade control held against
the handlebar, grasp starter handle and
pull rope slowly until it pulls harder. This
is the compression stroke. Let rope
rewind slowly.
5. Pull rope with rapid continuous full arm
stroke to start engine. Allow rope to
rewind slowly.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let starter handle
snap against bracket.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until engine starts.
If engine does not start, release the
engine/blade control and perform steps
2 through 5. See engine manual for
detailed instructions.
7. After engine starts, put throttle control in
the Fast position (911102).
NOTE: Recoil may also be used to start the
engine (see Manual Start on page 15).
1. Check each item under Before Each
Use in the Maintenance Schedule.
2. Push primer bulb 2 or 3 times for a cold
engine.
NOTE: It is unnecessary to prime or choke a
warm engine.
3. With engine/blade control held against
the handlebar, turn the key to “Start”
position to crank engine and release key
when engine starts.
IMPORTANT: Do not run starter continuously
for more than fifteen seconds. If the engine
does not start after several attempts, refer to
Troubleshooting.
Shut Off
1. Release wheel drive control and allow
unit to stop completely.
2. Release engine/blade control.
3. Remove key (electric start models).
Mowing Tips
Cut grass when it is dry.
Keep mower blades sharp.
Do not set cutting height too low. For tall
grass, mow twice.
Do not mow too fast.
Mow with engine at full throttle. Discharge
clippings into areas already cut.
Vary cutting pattern with each mowing.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and grass from
collecting on mower pan, avoid operating
over bare ground with only patches of grass.
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Mulching Tips
For best mulching performance, cut no more
than 1 inch (2.54 cm) of grass per cutting.
MAINTENANCE
CHECK WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Ariens Dealers will provide any service, parts
or adjustments which may be required to
keep your unit operating at peak efficiency.
Should engine require service, contact an
Ariens Dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: Some working conditions (heavy
loads, high ambient temperatures, dusty
conditions, or airborne debris) may require
more frequent service.
See engine manual for further maintenance
and troubleshooting information.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Service Performed
Check Engine/Blade
Control
Check Wheel Drive
Control
Check Grass Bag
Clean Unit
Check Engine Oil
Check Mower Blade
Check Drive Belt
Check Fasteners
Check Air Cleaner
Change Engine Oil
General Lubrication
Replace Oil Filter
Check Spark Plug
Check Engine
Cooling
Check Muffler
*
Before
Each
Use
•
25
100
The unit must stop quickly and completely
when the control is released. Adjust or repair
if necessary. See Wheel Drive Control
Adjustment on page 21.
CHECK GRASS BAG
Check grass bag frequently for wear or
deterioration. Replace worn or damaged bag
with Ariens original equipment replacement
bag only.
CLEAN UNIT
Before each use clean unit, muffler and
engine surfaces of debris, oil or fuel spills to
ensure proper cooling and prevent fires.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
IMPORTANT: Maintain proper oil level at all
times or engine damage will result.
Check the level of the engine crankcase oil
before each use.
Make sure engine is level when checking oil.
See engine manual for instructions.
CHECK MOWER BLADE
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•
•
After first 5 Hours of operation
CHECK ENGINE/BLADE
CONTROL
The engine and blade must stop within 3
seconds after releasing the control. If the
engine and blade continue to run, adjust or
repair control immediately. See Engine/Blade
Control Adjustment on page 20.
See Figure 8.
Check blade mounting: blade must be secure
and bolt torqued to 37.5 - 50 lbf-ft
(51-68 N•m) (bolt should fully compress lock
washer).
Check blade for nicks and dull cutting edges.
Sharpen if necessary.
Check blade for rounded or broken ends,
thinned metal or other damage. Replace if
necessary.
NOTE: Blades should be sharpened and
balanced professionally. Contact your Ariens
Dealer.
To remove blade:
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Block blade to prevent rotation.
3. Remove bolt, lock washer, flat washer
and blade from shaft.
To install blade:
1. Replace blade, flat washer, lock washer
and bolt on shaft.
2. Torque bolt to 37.5 - 50 lbf-ft
(51-68 N•m) (bolt should fully compress
lock washer).
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3. Check mower blade balance.
Slide mower blade on an unthreaded
bolt. A balanced blade should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
mower blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until blade is balanced
(Figure 9).
4. Install mower blade on unit.
5. Tighten the bolts to a torque of 37.5 50 lbf-ft (51-68 N•m).
3. Connect spark plug wire.
Sharpen the Mower Blades
CAUTION: DO NOT sharpen
mower blades while on unit. An
imbalanced mower blade will
cause excessive vibration and
eventual damage to unit. Check
mower blade balance before
reinstalling blades.
NEVER weld or straighten bent
blades.
Blade
1. Remove mower blade from unit.
Discard mower blade if:
• More than 1/2 in. (1.27 cm) of metal is
removed.
• Air lifts become eroded.
• Blade is bent or broken.
2. Sharpen mower blade by removing an
equal amount of material from each end
of mower blade. DO NOT change angle
of cutting edge or round the corner of the
mower blade.
DO NOT Sharpen to This Pattern
Figure 9
OA0013
CHECK DRIVE BELT
Check drive belt and replace if worn or
damaged. See Drive Belt Replacement on
page 21.
2
1
Bolt
CHECK FASTENERS
Check all fasteners for proper tightness. Pay
special attention to blade hardware and all
guards, shields and safety devices.
3
DISCARD if More Than
1/2 in. (1.27 cm)
CHECK AIR CLEANER
2
See engine manual for specific information.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
IMPORTANT: Change engine crankcase oil
after first five (5) hours of operation. Then
change oil after every 25 hours of operation.
Refer to engine manual for instructions and
proper oil type.
4
3
Sharpen to This Pattern
1.
2.
3.
4.
Square Corner
Cutting Edge
Air Lift
Air Lift Erosion
Figure 8
OT0792
IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be
maintained at all times or engine damage will
result. DO NOT overfill. Be sure engine is
level when adding oil.
GENERAL LUBRICATION
NOTE: LM21SCH and LM21SC have lube
fittings on drive mount for use in commercial
applications. Lubricate as needed.
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REPLACE OIL FILTER (911526)
Replace oil filter every 100 hours of use or
every season.
1. Change engine oil.
2. Clean around filter.
3. Turn filter counterclockwise to remove
(Figure 10).
4. Apply a thin coat of oil onto seal of new
filter.
5. Install new filter and hand tighten
securely.
Lube Fitting
Figure 11
OM1282
CHECK SPARK PLUG
Spark plug should be replaced every 100
hours of operation or each year.
NOTE: Loose spark plug wire terminals can
cause sparking. Replace terminal if
damaged.
CHECK ENGINE COOLING
WARNING: HOT SURFACES can
cause death or serious injury. DO
NOT TOUCH parts which are hot
from operation. ALWAYS allow
parts to cool.
Figure 10
Swivel Wheels (911101, 330, 525)
See Figure 11.
Use Sten Mix Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent
on the lube fittings. Order P/N: 00036800 - 3
pack of 3 oz. cartridges.
To prevent overheating, air must circulate
freely around the cooling fins, cylinder head
and block.
Every 100 hours of operation or yearly (more
often if conditions require) remove blower
housing and clean cooling fins. See engine
manual for instructions.
CHECK MUFFLER
Check muffler for debris, cracks, wear, or
other damage.
CAUTION: Replace worn-out
mufflers immediately. Continued
use could result in fire or explosion.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
CAUTION: Avoid fuel spills. Follow
steps below to help prevent fuel
spills. If fuel leaks into air cleaner,
replace air cleaner. ALWAYS clean
up any spilled fuel.
SERVICE POSITION
Put unit into service position for easy access
to underneath the deck.
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1. Place unit on a flat, level surface.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire.
3. Remove fuel cap, place a piece of
plastic bag over the opening and tighten
cap securely.
4. Tip unit onto left side, opposite the
discharge opening (911330, 331, 514,
515, 525, 526, 531).
Tip unit onto right side (911099, 101,
102).
Make sure unit is secure and will not tip
over.
IMPORTANT: Remove plastic from fuel cap
after unit is upright and service is complete.
911102, 526
2
3
1
4
5
2
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
To adjust (Figure 12 and Figure 13):
1. Place a hole at the bottom of the braces
over the pins on the bracket .
2. On 911102 and 526, use the fasteners to
attach one of the holes at the top and
one of the holes at the bottom .
NOTE: To fold handlebars flat for storage,
pull the speed control rod (if equipped) all the
way back, disconnect braces from support
bracket, and fold handlebar forward. Do not
bend speed control rod.
4
1. Handlebar
2. Adjustment Hole
3. Support Bracket
OM1660
4. Fasteners
5. Brace
Figure 13
BATTERY (911331, 515)
To Remove Battery from Unit
1. Remove drive cover.
2. Disconnect battery plug from wiring
harness on engine (Figure 14).
3. Remove wing nuts from battery U-bolt.
4. Remove battery plate and battery.
Hole
To Replace Battery on Unit
1. Hold battery and battery plate in place
against mower frame.
2. Secure with U-bolt and wing nuts.
3. Reconnect battery plug to wiring
harness on engine.
4. Replace drive cover.
To Charge Battery
Pin
OM1800
Figure 12
IMPORTANT: DO NOT attempt to “jump
start” mower.
1. Connect battery charger plug to mating
plug on battery (not engine).
IMPORTANT: Your unit shipped with either a
110- or a 220-volt battery charger. Make sure
you have the correct charger for your region
before charging your battery.
2. Plug charger into an appropriate
Alternating Current (A.C.) outlet.
3. Charge for 24 to 48 hours (battery may
be charged for up to 56 hours without
damaging it).
At least 8 hours of engine run time are
required to charge a fully discharged battery.
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1
2
3
6
4
5
No slack
OM1061
4. Tighten lower
cable nut to 1/8"
(3 mm) below
bracket.
Release z-bend
bracket.
OM1400
1. Drive Cover
2. Battery Plug
3. Battery
4. Battery Plate
5. U-Bolt
6. Wing Nuts
Figure 14
ENGINE/BLADE CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
1/8
(3 m ”
m)
OM1020
5. Tighten upper
cable nut until
bracket is secure
between cable
nuts.
To adjust engine/blade control:
1. Loosen cable nuts away from bracket.
OM1030
6. Engage engine/blade control. Measure
distance between middle of z-bend and
cable bracket. Measurement should be
as shown below.
Briggs Engines:1.325"-1.788" (3.4 cm - 4.5 cm)
Honda Engines: 1.65"-1.69" (4.2 cm - 4.3 cm)
OM1010
2. Squeeze z-bend bracket at engine end
of cable toward front of unit and hold in
place.
OM1040
3. Pull cable down from bracket until there
is no slack in cable.
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OM1051
7. If correct measurement cannot be set,
contact your local dealer.
DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
To remove drive belt:
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Set the right rear wheel to its lowest
cutting height, and the left rear wheel to
the third cutting height. This position
provides clearance between friction disc
and drive sheave.
3. Remove belt from the idler, then the
drive sheave, and finally, the engine
pulley (Figure 15).
4. Pull belt through opening under mower
pan and over blade.
5. Make sure the idler pulley turns and the
idler arm moves freely.
6. Reinstall drive belt in reverse order.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the belt seats in
sheave and pulley grooves with the idler
touching the back (flat) side of belt.
7. Adjust rear wheels to the same cutting
height.
WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 16.
2-1/4" to 2-3/4"
(5.7 to 7 cm)
2
1
4
3
OM0294
1.
2.
3.
4.
6
5
1
Handlebar Indentation
Wheel Drive Control
Traction Cable
Cable Nuts
Figure 16
2
4
3
OM1250
1.
2.
3.
4.
Blade
Idler
Drive Sheave
Drive Belt
5. Engine Pulley
6. Bolt, Lock
Washer &
Flat Washer
Figure 15
The wheel drive must start to engage when
wheel drive control is between 2-1/4" and
2-3/4" (5.7 and 7 cm) away from the
handlebar.
To check:
1. With engine off, select a slow speed.
2. Slowly pull unit backwards.
3. Slowly squeeze wheel drive control until
wheels stop.
4. Measure the distance between the
wheel drive control and handlebar at the
handlebar indentation.
To adjust:
1. If the measurement is more than 2-3/4"
(7 cm), loosen the lower cable nut and
then tighten the upper cable nut against
the adjuster bracket.
2. If the measurement is less than 2-1/4"
(5.7 cm), loosen the upper cable nut and
then tighten the lower nut against the
adjuster bracket.
3. Recheck measurement with the slowest
and fastest speeds selected.
4. Repeat adjustment until wheel drive
control is properly adjusted.
IMPORTANT: If there is not enough thread
length for proper adjustment, contact your
Dealer for repairs before operating unit.
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SPEED CONTROL BELL CRANK
1
The speed control bell crank holds the speed
control rod in position after a speed has been
set. The spring washers may become loose
with normal wear. If the speed control rod
does not stay firmly in position, adjust the
speed control bell crank. See Figure 17.
To adjust:
1. Remove cover, fully compress the
helical spring lock washers with lock
nut and then back lock nut off, one
quarter turn.
2. If the speed control rod is still too
loose, tighten lock nut by small
increments until it holds its position.
Tightening the lock nut too much will
not allow the speed control rod to
move at all.
3. Align notch in left hand side of cover
with bolt and secure with knob.
2
6
5
4
1. Lock Nut
2. Helical Spring
Lock Washers
3. Speed Control
Bell Crank
OM1670
3
4. Swivel
5. Hair Pin
6. Speed Control
Rod
Figure 17
STORAGE
Regularly check all hardware and keep
fasteners tight. Know unit is in safe working
condition.
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Grass Bag
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with highpressure water or store unit outdoors. Store
mower in a cool, dry, protected location.
Wash out grass bag and allow to dry before
storage. Grass bag may be stored in position
on mower.
Cleaning
Battery
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low
pressure water. Brush off dirt and debris from
all surfaces. Touch up all scratched surfaces
to prevent rust. Matching touch-up paint is
available from your Ariens Dealer. Do not use
abrasives, solvents, or harsh cleaners.
Fully charge battery and store in a cool, dry
location. See Service and Adjustments.
Inspection
Inspect mower and repair or replace worn or
damaged parts to avoid delays when
beginning use again.
IMPORTANT: Do not allow battery to freeze.
Engine
Close fuel shutoff valve (911099, 101, 102).
When storing unit for extended periods of
time, remove all fuel from tank and carburetor
(run dry). Refer to engine manual.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
start
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Fuel tank empty or low.
2. Fuel shutoff valve closed.
3. Spark plug wire loose or off.
4. Battery discharged (electric
start models).
5. Throttle control not in proper
position.
6. Engine/Blade control cable
detached, broken, or not
adjusted properly.
GB - 22
CORRECTION
1. Check fuel level. Fill tank if
necessary.
2. Open fuel shutoff valve.
3. Check connection.
4. Charge battery or replace if
necessary.
5. Adjust throttle to FAST
position.
6. Check cable. Adjust, repair
or replace as necessary.
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine is
difficult to
restart
1. Mower clogged with grass.
1. Clear clippings from under
mower. (Allow the mower to
clear clippings before
shutting off engine.)
Cut is poor
1. Worn blade.
1. Check blade (see Check
Mower Blade on page 16).
2. Raise cutting height.
2. Too much grass is being
removed per cutting.
3. Grass is too wet.
4. Mowing speed is too fast.
3. Allow grass to dry.
4. Mow slower.
Grass does
not disperse
evenly
1. Too much grass is being
removed per cutting.
2. Grass is too wet.
3. Mowing speed is too fast.
1. Raise cutting height.
Mower does
not bag
clippings
1. Grass bag is overfilled.
1. Empty grass bag and do not
allow it to overfill.
2. Remove mulching plug.
Wheel drive
does not
engage
1. Wheel drive control not
engaged.
2. Drive belt out of position.
2. Mulching plug is installed.
3. Drive belt worn or damaged.
4. Rear wheels in different
cutting heights.
5. Idler spring detached.
6. Wheel drive control cable
detached or broken.
7. Friction disc not adjusted
properly or damaged.
8. Bearings damaged.
9. Debris in gear set.
GB - 23
2. Allow grass to dry.
3. Mow slower.
1. Engage wheel drive control.
2. Check drive belt. Adjust as
necessary (see Check Drive
Belt on page 17).
3. Replace belt (see Check
Drive Belt on page 17).
4. Adjust rear wheels to same
cutting height (see Cutting
Height Adjustment on
page 11).
5. Attach idler spring to notch
on idler arm. Contact your
Dealer.
6. Check wheel drive control
cable. Adjust or replace as
needed. See Check Wheel
Drive Control on page 16.
7. Contact your Dealer.
8. Contact your Dealer.
9. Contact your Dealer.
SERVICE PARTS
ACCESSORIES
Always use genuine Ariens parts to keep
your mower running like new.
See your authorized Ariens Dealer to add
these optional accessories.
Description
Part Number
71102400
Air Filter
21535600 (911331, 514, 515,
525, 526)
21529800 (911330, 531)
21540500 (911099, 101, 102)
71102700
Mulchmaster Plug
71103000
Grass Bag
71103200
Rear Discharge Chute
Oil Filter
08266101 (911526)
71103500
Mulchmaster Mulching Kit
Spark Plug
21534100 (911331, 514, 515,
525, 526)
21534300 (911330, 531)
21540400 (911099, 101, 102)
71103700
Leaf Shredder
71103900
Straight Axle Kit
71104100
Front Swivel Wheel Kit
Blade
01137000
01176700 (911330)
71104300
Battery Charger 110V
(911515)
Battery
51106400 (911331, 515)
71104600
Battery Charger 220V
(911331)
71104700
Bag-N-Drag Bagger Kit
Drive Belt
07217100
Friction
Disc
51102500 (911099, 101, 330,
331, 514, 515, 525, 531)
03248300 (911102, 526)
GB - 24
Dethatcher
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Length - in. (cm)
Height - in. (cm)
Width - in. (cm)
Actual Weight - lbs (kg)
Cutting Width- in. (cm)
Cutting Height - in. (cm)
Engine, 4 cycle
Model
Trim
Engine Power - HP (kW) @
Max. Governed RPM
Max Rotation Speed of
Cutting Edge - RPM (min-1)
Governed RPM
911099
LM21SH
911101
911102
911330
911331
LM21SWH LM21SCH LM21SW
LM21SE
61.5 (156)
38 (96.5)
23 (58.4)
100 (45.3) 107 (48.8) 115 (52.2) 105 (45.7) 102 (46.3)
21 (53.3)
6 Positions: 1.00 - 3.25 (2.5 - 8.3)
Honda OHC
Honda
Briggs &
Briggs &
OHV
Stratton
Stratton
Quantum Intek OHV
GCV160
GXV160
123K02
126607
AS1A
KA12
0120E1
0162E1
5.1 (3.8)
5.5 (4.0)
3.6 (2.5) 4.47 (3.33)
3250
3350
Displacement Cu. In. (cc)
3100 ± 150
9.8 (160)
Cylinder Bore
Aluminum
Engine Oil Type
Crank Case Capacity - Oz.
(Liter)
Oil System
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plug Gap - in. (mm)
Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity - qt
(Liter)
Primer Bulb
Throttle
Air Cleaner
Starting
Differential
Variable Speeds - MPH
(km/hr)
Mower Deck
Front Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
Rear Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
2900
3050
3200 ± 150 2800 ±100 2950±100
9.9 (163.4) 12 (197) 11.57 (190)
Cast Iron
Sleeve
See engine manual.
22 (0.65)
18.5 (0.55)
Forced/
Splash
N/A
0.028-0.031 (.70-.80)
Aluminum
20 (0.59)
Splash
Splash
0.030
(0.76)
Unleaded
1.06 (1.5)
1.2 (1.1)
1.6 (1.5)
N/A
Standard
N/A
Paper Element
Paper
Element
with Foam
Recoil
Paper Element
Standard
0-4 (0-6.4)
14 Gauge - Stamped Steel
7.5 (19.1)
10.5 (26.7)
GB - 25
0.020
(0.51)
Electric/
Recoil
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Length - in. (cm)
Height - in. (cm)
Width - in. (cm)
Actual Weight - lbs (kg)
Cutting Width- in. (cm)
Cutting Height - in. (cm)
Engine, 4 cycle
911514
LM21S
911515
LM21SE
911525
911526
LM21SW
LM21SC
61.5 (156)
38 (96.5)
23 (58.4)
97 (44)
102 (46.3) 105 (45.7) 110 (49.9)
21 (53.3)
6 Positions: 1.00 - 3.25 (2.5 - 8.3)
Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV
911531
LM21S
93 (42.2)
Briggs &
Stratton
Quantum
123K02
0120E1
Model
126602
126607
126602
122672
Trim
0146E1
0162E1
0146E1
0211E1
Engine Power - HP (kW) @
4.37 (3.26) 4.47 (3.33) 4.37 (3.26) 4.47 (3.33) 3.6 (2.5)
Max. Governed RPM
Max Rotation Speed
2900
3050
2900
2900
2900
of Cutting Edge - RPM (min-1)
Governed RPM
2800±100 2950±100 2800 ± 100 2800±100 2800±100
11.57 (190)
12 (197)
Displacement Cu. In. (cc)
Cylinder Bore
Engine Oil Type
Crank Case Capacity - Oz.
(Liter)
Oil System
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plug Gap - in. (mm)
Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity - qt
(Liter)
Primer Bulb
Throttle
Air Cleaner
Starting
Differential
Variable Speeds - MPH
(km/hr)
Mower Deck
Front Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
Rear Wheel Dia - in. (cm)
Aluminum
Cast Iron
Sleeve
See engine manual.
20 (0.59)
Splash
N/A
Aluminum
Pressurized
Spin-On
Splash
N/A
Standard
N/A
0.020 (0.51)
Unleaded
1.6 (1.5)
Standard
N/A
Paper Element
Recoil
Electric/
Recoil
Recoil
Standard
0-4 (0-6.4)
14 Gauge - Stamped Steel
7.5 (19.1)
10.5 (26.7)
GB - 26
GB - 27
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com