Craftsman 917.255690 Owner`s manual

SWAINS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.255690
£RRFTZMAN
14.0 HP OHV
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER DECK
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Caution:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer Responsibilities
• Service and Adjustment
• Repair Parts
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL 60684 U.S.A.
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SAFETY
Safe Operation
PracticesRULES
for Ride-On Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS cu'r-I"ING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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GENERAL
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OPERATION
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
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.
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 is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
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.
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.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with the safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs.
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV, SERVICE
Use extra care in handlinggasolineand otherfuels. They
are flammable and vaporsare explosive.
Use onlyan approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool beforerefueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuelthe machine indoors.
Never storethe machineor fuel containerinsidewhere
there isan open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machineinsidea closedarea.
Keep nutsand bolts,especiallybladeattachment bolts,tight
and keep equipmentin good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operationregularly.
Keep machinefree ofgrass,leaves, orotherdebrisbuild-up.
Clean oil or _uel spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
_o Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary,beforerestarting.
Never make adjustmentsor repairswiththe enginerunning.
Grass catcher componentsare sub ect to wear, damage,
anddeterioration,whichcouldexposemovingpartsor allow
objectsto be thrown. Frequentlycheck componentsand
replacewithmanufacturer'srecommendedparts,when necessary.
Mower bladesare sharp and can cut, Wrap the blade(s)or
wear gloves,and use extra cautionwhen servicingthem.
Check brake operationfrequently. Adjust and service as
required.
I1. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-controland tipover
accidents,whichcan result in severe injuryor death. All slopes
requireextracaution. Ifyou cannotbackup the slopeor ifyou feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
Mow up and downslopes, not across.
Remove obstaclessuch as rocks,tree limbs,etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturnthe machine. Ta/I grass can hide obstacles.
Useslow speed. Choose a low gear sothatyou willnothave
to stop or shiftwhile on the slope.
Followthemanufacturer'srecommendations
forwheelweights
or counterweightsto improvestability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stabilityof the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopess/owand gradual. Do not
make sudden changesin speed or direction.
Avoid startingor stoppingon a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengagethe bladesand proceed slowlystraightdownthe
slope.
Look for this symbol to point out Important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of
a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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CAUT ON:
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.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Deparfment.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
unit,
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintainyour
unit properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
HORSEPOWER:
14.0
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OiL (3.0 PINTS)
(3.5 PINTS)
SAE 30 (Above32°F)
5W-30 (Below32°F)
SPARK PLUG (GAP.030 IN.):
CHAMPION RC12YC
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE .0015 - .0030 IN.
EXHAUST .0020 - .0035 IN.
GROUND SPEED:
FORWARD
1st 1.10 MPH
2nd 1.40 MPH
3rd 2.00 MPH
4th 3.00 MPH
5th 4.20 MPH
6th 5.00 MPH
REVERSE: 1.50 MPH
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
3 AMPS BATFERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD RECORDt_OTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
AGREEMENT
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your unit.
Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
30-35 FT. LBS.
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.
In the state of _California the above is required by law
_Section 4442 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).
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
SYSTEM:
ON ELECTRIC
START RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase,if this ridingequipmentis maintained, lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the
instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
Expendable itemswhich become worn duringnormaluse, such as blades, spark plugs,air cleanersand belts.
Tire replacementor repaircaused by puncturesfrom outsideobjects,such as nails,thorns,stumps,or glass.
Repairsnecessarybecause of operatorabuse, negligence, improperstorageor accident or the failureto maintainthe
equipment accordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual.
Ridingequipmentused for commercialor rentalpurposes.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For 90 days from date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this ridingequipment provesdefectivein materialor workmanship
and ourtestingdeterminesthe batterywill not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe batteryat no charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE RIDING EQUIPMENT TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
ThisWarranty givesyou specificlegal rights,and you may also haveother rightswhichmay varyfrom state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/731CR-W, SEARS TOWER, CHICAGO,
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ILLINOIS 60684
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OPERATION ...........................................................
11-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 20-24
STORAGE ....................................................................
25
TROUBLESHOOTING.
..........................................
26-27
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 30,-45
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... 46-51
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................... BACK PAGE
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
..................... 3, 15-19
WARRANTY ...................................................................
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
4
INDEX .............................................................................
4
• TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ...........................................
5
ASSEMBLY ..............................................................
7-10
INDEX
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
Mower Blade Drive
........... 22
E
Electrical:
Schematic ...................................
28
Wiring Diagram ............................ 30
Engine:
Air Filter .......................................
18
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cleaner ........ 18
Air Screen ...................................
18
Oil Change ..................................
17
Oil Level .................................
13,17
Oil Type .......................................
17
Preparation ..................................
13
Repair Parts ........................... 46-51
Starting ........................................
14
Storage ........................................
25
F
Filter:
Air Filter .......................................
18
Air Filter Foam Pre, Cleaner ........ 18
Fuel .............................................
19
Fuel:
Type ............................................
13
Storage ........................................
25
Fuse ....................................................
23
L
Removal/Replacement
........... 22
Leveling Mower Deck .........................
Lubrication:
A
Accessories ............................................
5
Adjustments:
Brake..... L.....'............................... 22
Carburetor ...................................
24
Mower
Front-To-Back .................... :...21
Side-To-Side .......................... 21
Throttle Control Cable ................. 24
Air Filter, Engine .................................
18
Air Screen, Engine ............................. 18
Assembly .........................................
7-10
B
Battery:
Charging ........................................
6
Cleaning ......................................
17
Installation .....................................
9
Levels .......................................
8,17
Preparation .................................... 8
Starting with Weak Battery .......... 23
Storage ........................................
25
Terminals ....................................
17
Belt:
Blade:
Sharpening ..................................
Replacement ...............................
Brake Adjustment ...............................
16
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22
C
Carburetor Adjustment ....................... 24
Controls, Tractor .................................
11
Customer Responsibilities ............. 15-19
Engine:
Air Filter ...................................
18
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cleaner .... 18
Air Screen, Engine .................. 18
Battery .....................................
17
Engine Oil ................................ 17
Fuel Filter ................................ 19
Spark Plugs ............................. 19
Tractor:
Blade .......................................
16
Lubrication Chart ..................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ............ 15
Tire Care ......................... 8,16,23
Cutting Height, Mower ........................ 12
21
Chart ................... _........................ 15
M
Maintenance Schedule ....................... 15
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ........... 21
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............. 21
Blade Sharpening ........................ 16
Blade Replacement ..................... 16
Cutting Height .............................. 12
Installation ...................................
20
Operation .....................................
13
Removal ......................................
20
Mowing Tips .......................................
14
Muffler .................................................
19
Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
Mulcher Plate ...............................
10
O
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ....... 13,17
Engine .........................................
17
Storage ........................................
25
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Operation ......................................
11-14
Operating Mower ................................ 13
Options:
Accessories ................................... 5
Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
P
Parking Brake ................................ 11-12
Parts Bag ..............................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair
........... 30-45
Product Specifications ........................... 3
R
Repair Parts .................................. 30-45
S
Safety Rules ......................................... 2
Seat ...................................................... 8
Service and Adjustments .............. 20-24
Carburetor ................................... 24
Fuse ............................................ 23
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement...........22
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement ...........22
Mower Adjustment
Front- to-Back ........................ 21
Side-to-Side............................ 21
Mower Removal .......................... 20
Tire Care ............................. 8,16,23
Slope Guide Sheet .............................55
Spark Plugs ........................................ t 9
Specifications ....................................... 3
Startingthe Engine ........................ 13-14
SteeringWheel ................................ 7,22
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 12
Storage ............................................... 25
T
Throttle Control Cable
Adjustment .................................. 24
Tires...................................................
8,16,23
Trouble Shooting Chart ..................26-27
Transaxle:
Repair Parts........................... 44-45
W
Warranty ............................................... 3
Wiring Diagram................................... 30
Wiring Schematic ............................... 28
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ACCESSORIES
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AND ATTACHMENTS
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These accessories and attachments were available when the unit was purchased. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets,
catalog and service centers. Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
STABILIZER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your vehicle. Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however, it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes may
be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories
and attachments that ere available for your unit.
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching.
do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
PERMANEX
BAGGER 16¢syou collect grass clippings and
leaves for a healthier, heater looking lawn. Two Permanex
containers hold 30*gallon plastic bags.
LAWN SWEEPERS
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14-inch high, 42-inch
wide blade clears 38-inch path when angled lett or right. Raises,
lowers with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible
scraper bar, (Use with tire chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weight.)
let you collect grass clippings and leaves.
LAWN VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and
leaves. Wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places.
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weight.)
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available.
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed
killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular
de-icers and sand.
WHEEL WEIGI:'ITS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal o_"dozing heavy materials. In pairs. (30 Ibs. each,)
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl and windshields for use as sun protector
in summer. (Catalog only.)
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach gt:ass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in.
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
Optional accessories for tractor cab: tinted/tempered solid
safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber
caution light for mounting on cab top. (Catalog only.)
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring line
teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
TRACTOR COVER protects tractor from weather. Made of
Evolution 3 fabric (water-repellent, extremely breathable, light
weight, soft, non-abrasive, pliable in all temperatures, durable,
stain/tear/puncture resistant, will not shrink or stretch.) (Catalog
only.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that oonnects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source. Includes booms for
automatic spraying when pulling, and hand held wand for spot
spraying.
Wand has adjustable spray pattern.
For applying
herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds.
cultivate, and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard, or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the
tractor drawbar and go!
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CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK
Parts Bag contents
Parts packed separately
shown full size
in carton
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(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
Battery acid
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Seat
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Steering
Wheel
÷
Mulcher
Plate
(1) Knob
Battery
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Steering
Sleeve
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(1) Washer
Owner's Manual
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Parts Bag
Parts bag_contents
(2) Screw #10 x 5/8
not shown full size
(2) Washer, Lock #10
Stser,
Wheel
Insert
(2) Latch Hook
Assembly
(2) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
(2) Nut, Weld #10
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(2) Battery Carriage Bolts 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
(2) He× Bolts 1/4 - 20 x 314
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(2) Keys
Terminal Guard
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4 - 20
(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. (2) Lock Washers
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1/4
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(2) Wing Nuts 1/4 - 20
15 ° Slope Sheet
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Battery Caps
and Instructions
ASSEMBLY
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(2) 7/16" wrenches
(1) Tire pressure gauge
(1) Screwdriver
(1)
3/4" Socket w/drive ratchet
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1)
Utility Knife
WHEEL
STEERING
INSERT
_
HEX
LOCKNUT"_'_._._
FLAT
_
WASHER _-
STEERING
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
UNIT FROM CARTON
STEERING
STEERING
WHEEL
UNPACK 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.
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ATTACH
ROLLING
STEERING
SHAFT
ADAPTER_:
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BEFORE
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UNIT OFF SKID
WHEEL
(See Fig. 1)
FIG. 1
Remove hex Iocknut and large flat washer from steering shaft.
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
Position steering sleeve over steering shaft,
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter.
Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex locknut and large flat washer previously removed, Tighten
securely.
Snap insert into center of steering wheel
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Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: CHECKFORAND REMOVEANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE UNIT IS
TO ROLL OFF SKID,
CLUTCH/BRAKE
(See Fig. 2)
°
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
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Roll unit backwards off skid.
UFTLEVER
PEDAL
PARKING
BRAKE
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
FIG. 2
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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
PREPARE BATTERY (See Fig, 3)
CAUTION:
INSTALL
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
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 knob 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 protectyour hands,
skin and eyes.
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
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.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.
SEAT
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
While battery isstanding (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 BEFORE USE.
FAILURE TO CHARGE
BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTERY
LIFE.
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.
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Check the acid level after the battery is charged. If the
acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or
iron free water.
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• CHECKTIRE
Install the vent caps to cover the vent wells. Wash the
top of the battery with water to remove any acid, then
wipe dry.
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 his manual.
on how to install battery.
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CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL
BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower
drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
_BATTERY
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PRESSURE
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
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.
CUTAWAYVIEW
FIG. 4
The tires on your unit were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes• Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance,
Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no
damage has occurred in handling.
Follow instructions
(See Fig. 4)
SEAT
CELLACID
L=UIUL= '°v'"
FIG. 3
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ASSEMBLY
CHECK
BRAKESYSTEM
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POSITIVE
HEX NUT
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.
LOCK WAS
FLAT
WASHER
INSTALL BATTERY (See Figs. 5 and 6)
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CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals.
Before installing battery, remove metal
bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
HEX
IOLT
NEGATIVE"_::_i
(SLACK)
CABLE
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking
from accidental
grounding.
FIG. 5
WING
NUTS
Raise hood.
TERMINAL
GUARD
Make sure d rain tube is fastened to drain hole in battery
tray and battery tray,,is positioned in hole of battery
support.
ACCESS
Place battery in plastic tray, battery terminals to front of
tractor.
VENT
CAP
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
BATTERY
:_
BOLT
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery
terminal with remaining hex bolt,flat washer, lock washer
and hex nut. Tighten securely.
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KEY HOLE
Slide the two battery bolts through the terminal guard
and start the wing nuts onto the threads.
BAI"rERY
TRAY
BATrERY
Position terminal guard over the battery as shown, lower
bolts into key holes and slide square shafts of bolts into
slots of key holes.
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FIG, 6
Tighten wing nuts by hand making sure battery bolts
remain in slots of the key holes in the battery support.
Be sure terminal access doors are closed.
Use terminal access doors for:
Inspection for secure connections (totighten hardware).
Inspection for corrosion.
Testing battery.
Jumping (if required).
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Periodic charging.
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ASSEMBLY
INSTALL
MULCHER
TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING
PLATE
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
(See Figs. 7 & 8)
Install two latch hook assemblies, to mulcher plate
using screw, washer, lock washer, and weld nut as
shown.
/CHECKLIST
Tighten hardware securely.
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCEAND
SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into tab hole on front of mower deck.
Hook rear latch into tab hole on back of mower deck.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge guard
from mower. Raise and hold guard when
attaching mulcher plate and allow it to
rest on plate while in operation,
MULCHER
WASHER
SCREW
CHECKLIST:
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All assembly instructions have been completed.
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No remaining loose parts in carton.
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Battery is properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
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Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
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All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were over-inflated at the factory).
LATCH
(Minimum
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Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,,t Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/
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Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWlNG IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
LOCKWASHER
J
LATCH -_J
_WELD
NUT
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FIG. 7
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DEFLECTOR
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SHIELD
LATCH
HOOKS
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FIG, 8
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Engine oil is_at proper level.
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ
THIS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND
SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR.
Compare the illustrations with your Tractor to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference.
A'I-rACHMENT
UGHT
CLUTCH
LEVER
SWITCH
PLUNGER
THROTrLE
CONTROL_
T LIFT LEVER
CHOKE CONTROL
SWITCH
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
PARKING BRAKE
KNOB
FIG. 9
Sears tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACH MENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage mower
blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
A'I-rACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for dectutching and
braking the tractor and starting the engine.
HEIGHTADJUSTMENT
KNOB .iUsed toadjustthe mower
height.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of
the tractor,
IGNITION SWITCH - Used to start and stop the engine.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/brake pedal into
the brake position.
THRO'n'LE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
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OPERATION
n 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 spectac es or standard
The operation of any tractor can result In foreign objects thrown Into the eyes, which can result
safety glasses.
Move gearshift
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE.
(See Fig, 10)
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold vehicle secure.
STOPPING
(See
Fig. 10)
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVB_'IE_GAP.-_Y'
POSITION
MOWER BLADES Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
lever to desired position.
po-
GROUND DRIVE -
THRO'I-rL
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
SHIFT
GEAR
LEVER
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Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
Move gearshift lever to "NEUTRAL"
position.
ENGINE -
CHOKE
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.
PARKING
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
Never use choke to stop engine.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when unit is standing idle
with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gasses may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping unit on grass areas.
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
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CAUTION: Always stop unit completely, as
described
above, before leaving the
operator's position; to empty grass catcher,
etc.
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 10)
To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
CONTROL
(See
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
Fig. 10)
Turn knob clockwise to raise cutting height.
Turn knob counterclockwise
Always operate engine at full throttle.
Full throttle offers the best mower performance.
(See
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
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.
Fig. 10)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever,
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed
gearshift lever in =NEUTRAL" position.
to lower cutting height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/4" to 3-3/4".
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.
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate and the engine cooling air flow.
TO MOVE
CLUTCH_RAKE
PEDAL"DRIVE"
POSITION
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FIG. 10
(See Fig. 10)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
TO USE THROI-rLE
"BRAKE"
POSITION
and
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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.
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OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
(See Fig. 9)
Your unit is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch, Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running andthe mower clutch engaged will shut
off 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.
Select desired height of cut, using height adjustment
knob.
Unthread and remove the oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe oil
off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest the oil
fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube.
Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
Lower mower with lift lever.
Engage mower by slowly moving mower clutch lever to
"ENGAGED" position.
TO STOP MOWER - Move mower clutch lever to
"DISENGAGED" position.
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For cotd weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (see "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
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CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
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To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline. (Use of leaded gasolinewill 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 (caUed 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.
TO OPERATE ON _ILLS
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hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
CAUTION:
not drive
up or down
do not drive Do
across
any slope.
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Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary,
slower position.
move throttle control lever to
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
Move gearshift
lever to "NEUTRAL" position.
To restart movement, move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
Be sure you have allowed room for u nit to roll slightly as
you restart movement.
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Slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowly.
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TO TRANSPORT
Raise attachment
lift control to highest position.
When pushing or towing your unit, be sure gearshift
lever is in "NEUTRAL" position.
Do not push unit at more than five (5) MPH.
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filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
CAUTION:
to an
bottom
gas tank
use gasoline Fill
near
open of
flame.
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OPERATION
TO
START
ENGINE
(See
Fig.
10)
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.
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.
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will
plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow
grass to dry before mowing.
Depress the clutch/brake pedal and set the parking
brake•
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL"
position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
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.
position.
Pull choke control out to "CHOKE" position for cold
engine start.
For warm engine start do not use
choke control.
Move throttle control to midway between "FAST" and
"SLOW" positions.
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
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.
MULCHING
When engine starts, slowly push choke control in.
Move throttle control to "FAST" position.
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MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT;
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.
• The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed.
Also, the mulched grass will
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
tt.
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging clutch/brake pedal or attachment clutch
lever.
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.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass
tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching
action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the
newly cut are_. will not be exposed to the direct sun.
MOWING TIPS
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to unit.
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so
that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the
grass blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy
mulching, reduce your width of cut and mow slowly.
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.
MAX 1/3
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. 11).
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FIG. 11
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may
require that an area be mulched a second time to
completely hide the clippings. When doing a second
cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
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Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west
the next week, This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
AS YOU COMPLETE
.E O R
SERV,CE
T
oATEs
Check
Operation
Check Brake
Tire Pressure
_
Check for Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades
_
if
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A
Lubricati°n Chart
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T
Check Battery Level/Recharge
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transmission Cooling
if
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Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check
Change Engine
EngineOilOilLevel
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Clean Air Filter
_'2
clean Air screen
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Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
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Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
1_.2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
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Replace Spark Plug
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
V'2
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Replace Fuel Filter
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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 oll ever,/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.
CHART
(If equipped)
®
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
(if equipped)
- FRONT WHEEL _)
BEARING ZERK
BEARING ZERK
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
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.
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CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine
oil level.
PIVOTS
®
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
(_SAE
Check for loose fasteners.
{_)GENERAL
_)
15
30 MOTOR OIL API - BG
PURPOSE
GREASE
REFER TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBIUTIES
"ENGINE"
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 GPAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE
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OPERATION
""''Y
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 Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
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.
LOCKWAS.ER---'-4.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SiX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD,
CARE
For best results mower bla_les 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,
FIG, 13
TO SHARPEN
(See
(See Fig. 14)
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.
Replace bent or damaged blades.
REMOVAL
BLADE
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and even_ tual damage to mower and engine.
Do not attempt to sharpen btades while they are on the
mower.
BLADE
BOLT
(G'=DE
,)"
To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone batancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
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.
Fig. 13)
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.
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.
CENTER
HOLE
FIG. 14
16
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
BATTERY (See Fig. 15)
ENGINE
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 it's life.
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even
with bottoms of vent wells. Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary. Do not overfill.
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
CUT AWAY VIEW
WELL
°F -20°
=C -29°
0°
-18 °
32 °
0°
60 °
16°
80 °
27°
100°
38°
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F, Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
CELL ACID
LEVEL
FIG. 15
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year.
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.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS -
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten
oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Be sure vehicle is on level surface.
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 sodato one gallon of water. Be careful notto get
the soda solution into the ceils.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
Remove oil fill dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to
enter the engine when changing oil.
Remove d_ain plug.
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 BATTERY" in the
Assembly section of this manual).
After oil has drained completely,
and tighten securely.
replace oil drain plug
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
Use gauge on oil fill dipstick for checking level. Do not
thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading.
Keep oil at"FU LL"line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the
tube securely when finished.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours
and 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,
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CUSTOMER
AIR FILTER FOAM PRE-CLEANER
RESPONSIBILITIES
(See Fig, 16)
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
Fig. 16)
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by
using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-claaner element
after every 25 hours of operation, more often if tractor is
used in very dusty, dirty conditions.
Remove knob and cover.
Remove foam pre-cleaner
the paper cartridge.
(See
To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen,
cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are
kept clean at all times.
Every 1O0 hours of operation (more often under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and
other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external
surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
element by sliding it off of
NOTE: Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge.
Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100
hours of operation; more often if used in very dusty or dirty
conditions.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen,
dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed, will cause engine damage due to overheating.
Wash foam pre-cleaner in liquid detergent and water.
Wrap foam pre-cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry.
ENGINE
Lightly coat foam pre-cleaner with clean engine oil.
Squeeze in towel to remove excess oil. Do not saturate.
Install foam pre-cleaner
AREAS
OIL
FILTER
(See Fig. 17)
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil
change if the tractor is used more than 100hours in one
year.
over paper cartridge.
Drain oil from engine crankcase ( See "TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL" through step remove drain plug).
Reassemble cover and tighten knob securely.
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Remove oil filter drain plug located at base of oil filter
adapter. Allow oil filter to drain.
.COVER
AIR CLEANER
COVER
Remove oil filter and wipe off filter adapter. Reinstall oil
filter drain plug.
KNOB
Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to the rubber
gasket on replacement oil filter.
Install replacement oil filter on filter adapter. Turn oil
filter clockwise until rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn.
FOAM
PRE-CLEANER
Fill crankcase with new oil ( See "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual). For approximate capacit_see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on
page 3 of this manual.
Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Correct any
leaks before placing engine into full operation.
CLEANER
BASE
AIR CLEANER
PAPER CARTRIDGE
ENGINE OIL
CAP
AND DIPSTICK
OIL FILTER
[
AIRINTAKE
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
FIG. 16
18
FIG. 17
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MUFFLER
CLEANING
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILD-UP, GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN UNDERSIDE OF MOWER HOUSING
AFTER EACH USI=.
SPARK PLUGS
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
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.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc,
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 18)
Fuel filter should be replaced once each season. Iffuelfiiter
becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
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.
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line.
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned, j.
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
UEL
FIG. 18
19
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
NOTE: The mower clutch rod has a trunnion that has been
preset, atthe factory, for optimum mower performance. DO
NOT MOVETHETRUNNION
ONTHE CLUTCH ROD. Iffor
any reason the trunnion has been moved on the clutch rod,
it must be reset to correct position (parallel with clutch rod)
and measure 10-11/32" (Check dimension on edge of flat
work surface as shown).
(See Fig. 19)
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of unit.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Be sure to tighten trunnion nut securely against trunnion
after making any adjustments.
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
Disconnect suspensioR' arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
SEE NOTE ABOVE
TRUNNION
.._
3
"-J
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, BOTH
SUSPENSION
ARMS MUST BE REMOVED FROM
TRACTOR. SEE CAUTION BELOW.
CORRECT
TRUNNION
POSITION
10-11]32"
I
PARALLEL
A
CAUTION: If the suspension arms are
ever removed from tractor (which may
be necessary for mounting other attachments and the like) the lift link on
the left side of tractor must be removed
from tractor if It Is not needed or used
with the attachment.
9///////
CLUTCH
ROD
CLUTCH
LEVER
RETAINER
SPRING
LEFT
LIFT LINK
Failure to do so will allow the lift link to
interfere with tractor steering which
could cause loss of control while driving resulting In property damage and/
or personal injury.
ENGINE
PULLEY
SUSPENSION
ARMS
TO INSTALL
MOWER
(See Fig. 19)
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
RETAINER
Lower lift lever to its lowest position,
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
(both sldel
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(both sides)
20
FIG. 19
i
i
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 22 and 23) To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown.
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.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 20 and 21) Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should
be approximately 10-3/8".
Measure height from bottom of deck curl to ground
level at front corners of mower. Distance' A" should be
the same.
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
If distance "A" needs to be changed, snap out access
hole cover on left side of tractor above footrest.
IMPORTANT:
IF THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST
BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL
STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE.
To raise left side of mower, loosen nut "B" and tighten
nut "C".
To lower left side of mower, loosen nut "C" and tighten
nut "B".
To lower front of mower turn nut "E" counterclockwise
on both front links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
When distance "A" is equal, securely tighten nuts "B"
and "C".
Replace access hole_cover.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on
both front links. Turn nut "E" clockwise on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, retighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
LIFT LEVER
(RAISED
POSITION)
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
BOTTOM
OF CURL
BOTTOM
OF CURL
MANDREL
FIG. 22
\
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
GROUNDLINE
FIG. 20
SIDE TO SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
TRUNNION
NUT "C"
NUT "E"
NUT "B"
FIG. 21
FRONT LINKS
21
TRUNNION
FIG. 23
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
BELT
WITH PARKINGBRAKE"ENGAGED"
(See Fig. 24)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without
tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking
brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide
decal on the mower housing.
BELT REMOVAL Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
NUT"A"
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.
JAM NUT
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Work belt oft both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION Install new belt in reverse.order
OPERATING
ARM
of removal,
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all
belt guides.
FIG. 25
ENGINE
PULLEY
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE BELT (See
Fig. 26)
Park the tractor on level area. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual).
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler,
Remove belt from engine pulley.
Roll belt over top of transaxle pulley.
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
_)LER
PULLEYS
MANDREL
PULLEY
IMPORTANT:
REPLACE
IN THIS MANUAL
ONLY WITH
MANDREL
PULLEY
BELT LISTED
FRAME
FIG, 24
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 25)
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 stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
CLUTCHINI
If distance is other than 1-1/2", disengage parking
brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A".
PULLEY
Engage parking brake and recheck distance,
STATIONARY
IDLER
Road test unit for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Read ust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than s x (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
ENGINE
PULLEY
FIG, 26
22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the
Assembly section of this manual.
TO A1-FACH JUMPER CABLES Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
FRONT WHEEL
•
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a panel
bolt on the left side of the chassis, away from fuel tank
and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER BLACK cable first from left side of chassis and fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your unit. if damage has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest Authorized Service
Center.
TO REMOVE
Fig. 27)
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
(See
Block up axle securely.
Remove hub cap, 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.
"POSITIVE"
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
•
"NEGATIVE"
(+)
(-)
FIG. 28
Replace hub cap.
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
PANEL
BOLT
FIG. 29
TO REPLACE FUSE
HUB CAP
_SQUARE
KEY
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located under the dash, directly behind the
engine.
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 27
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
(See Figs. 28 & 29)
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
BATTERY
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
ate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and
smokingLead-acid
materials batteries
away from
batCAUTION:
generteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
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 USEYOURTRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
23
ml ill
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THRO'I-I'LE
(See Fig. 30)
CONTROL
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
damage may result.
CABLE
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, precede as follows:
IMPORTANT:
NEVER
TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY
SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING
THE ENGI NE ABOVE
THE
FACTORY
HIGH
SPEED
SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS.
IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED
NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST
SEARS
SERVICE
CENTER,
WHICH
HAS
PROPER EQUIPMENTAND
EXPERIENCETO
MAKE ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from "SLOW" to "CHOKE" position. Slowly move lever
from "CHOKE" to "FAST" position.
Check to see if hole in throttle lever and hole in speed
control bracket are aligned.
If holes are not aligned, loosen cable clamp screw and
align the holes by inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
CABLE
CLAMP
Pull throttle cable up to remove slack and tighten cable
clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
(See Fig. 31)
SPEED CONTROL
BRACKET
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be neces,_iary. However, minor adjustment may be required to corn pensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. Ifthe carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise)
decreases the suppl=y of fuel to the engine giving a leaner
fuel/air mixture.
Turning the ad usting needles out
(countercockwise)
ncreases the supp y of fuel to the
engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT;
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF NEEDLE IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY
Do not adjust -
FIG. 30
SETTING -
Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle
control cable is adjusted properly (see above).
IDLE SPEED
ADJUS_NO
With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in
(clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out
(counterclockwise) 1 turn.
FINAL SETTING -
----... _.
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
Idle seeed settina - With throttle control lever in"SLOW"
position, engine should idle at 1625 RPM. If engine
idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in
or out until correct idle is attained.
/
Idle fuel needle settina - With throttle control lever in
"SLOW" position, turn idle fuel adjusting needle in
(clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise) approximately 1/8 to 1/4 turn to
obtain best low speed performance.
IDLE FUEL
ADJUSTING
NEEDLE
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST -
FIG. 31
Move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "PAST"
position.
If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel
adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
24
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.
A
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.
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,
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 Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
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.
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving partsfordamage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
ENGINE OIL
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
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),
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
Turn ignition key to "START' positionfor afew 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
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
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 ENGIN E
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
25
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Engine not"CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water In fuel.
8.
9.
10.
Hard toatart
Engine will not turn over
1,
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8,
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
POINTS
CORRECTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
properly.
Looseor damaged wiring.
Carburetoroutof adjustment.
Enginevalves outof adjustment.
8.
9.
10.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Spark plug wire is disconnected.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
Ftll fuel tank.
See TO START ENGINE In Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, raft, tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all widng.
Contact Sears Service Department.
Contact Sears Service Department.
1,
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all widng.
Contact Sears Service Department.
Contact Sears Service Department.
1,
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6,
7.
8.
9.
t0,
Disengage attachment clutch.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals,
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact Sears Service Department.
Engine clicks but will not
Mert
1.
2.
3.
4,
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded batteryterminals.
Looseor damagedwidng.
Faultysolenoidor starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Rechargeor replace battery,
Clean b_.tteryterminals,
Check all widng.
Check/replacesolenoid or starter.
Loss of power
1.
2,
3.
4.
5,
6.
7.
8,
9.
Cuttingtoo muchgrass/toofast,
ThrOttlein "CHOKE"position.
Build-upof grass,leaves andtrash undermower.
Dirtyair filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faultyspark plug.
Dirtyfuel filter.
Stale or dirtyfuel.
Water in fue!.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set in "Higher Cut"positioniraducespeed.
Adjustthrottlecontrol.
Clean undersideof mower housing.
Clean/replaceair fitter.
Check oil level/changeoil.
Clean andregap or change sparkplug,
Replace fuel fitter.
Drainfuel tank andrefill withfresh gasoline.
Drainfuel tank andcarburetor,refilltank with fTesh
gasolineand replace fuel filter.
Connect and tightenspark plug wire.
Clean engineair screen/fins.
Clean/replacemuffler.
Check all widng.
ContactSears Service Department,
ContactSears ServiceDepartment.
10.
11.
12.
t3.
t 4.
15.
Excessive vibration
1.
2.
3.
Spark plugwire loose.
Dirtyengine air ecroen/fins.
Dirty/cloggedmuffler.
Looseor damaged wiflng.
Carburetoroutof,adjustment.
Engine valvesout of adjustment.
10.
i 11.
12.
13.
j 14.
15.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Rent blade mandrel.
Loose/damagedpart(s),
1,
2,
3,
26
Replace blade. Tightenblade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loosepart(s). Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POINTS
CORRECTION
CAUSE
i
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1.
Faulty operator-safety presence control system,
1.
Check widng, switches and connections. If not
corrected, contact Sears Service Department.
Poor
1.
2.
3.
4.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not leval.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
1.
2,
Replace blade, Tighten blade bolt,
Level mower deck.
3.
4.
Clean underside of mower housing,
Replace blade mandrel.
Mower blades will not
rotate
1.
2.
3.
4.
Obstruction in clutchmechanism.
Worn/damaged mowerdrive belt.
Frozenidler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
Poor grass discharge
1.
2.
_..
4.
5.
6.
7,
8.
9.
10.
cut - uneven
Headllght(=) not working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not charge
Engine speedtoo slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
1.
Remove obstruction.
2.
3,
4,
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
1.
2.
3,
4.
Place throttle control in =FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
I0,
Check tires for proper air p¢'sssurs.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
1.
Switch is "OFF",
1,
Turn switch "ON".
2.
3.
4,
5.
Bulb(s) burned out,
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Blown fuss.
2.
3.
4,
5.
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bad batterycell(s).
Poorcable connections.
Faultyregulator(if so equipped).
Faultyalternator.
1,
2.
3.
4.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
")'7
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
SCHEMATIC
RED
BA'FrERY
RED
RED
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FUSE 30 AMP.
RED_0
STARTER
WHITE
_C_
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J
SOLENOID
CLUTCH/BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
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W.
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BLACK
1
BLAC
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BLACK
SEAT
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
ATPMENTCLUTCH
(CLUTCH0FF)
•
T
F_
)
BLACK
UNIT
IGNITION
15AMP
REGULATOR
_
-
BLUE
)
PLUG
SPARK
_
GREEN
V_L_L_OW
ALTERNATOR
I
40 VOLTS AC (MIN)
@ 3600 RPM
AFTER FIRE
SOLENOID
BROWN
I_
• M
B
_
_
I
HEADLIGHT
SWITCH
(OFF)
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
ON
START
M+G
B+ L
B+ S ÷L
HEAD
HTS
s_cK
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
28
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
SERVICE
29
NOTES
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
ELECTRICAL
33
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13
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REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
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14
15
16
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47
48
49
121537X
102972X
124211X
133135
4207J
4206J
7603J
109596X
109081X
STD551125
73350400
74780408
STD551225
STD541425
131563
109553X
STD601005
104445X
STD601005
121305X
121264X
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109310X
108824X
100541K
123620X
110712X
127441X
4152J
108236X
STD601005
110923X
74760616
STD551237
123198X
102476)(
STD532575
19131312
STD541437
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 30 Amp
Switch Ignition 5 Term
Nut Ignition
Harness Ign Koh Dash HI
Cable Ground 6ga 12"black
Cable Battery 6ga 22" Red
Tray Battery 7 80 x 5 25 BIk
Clamp Hose Olive
Solenoid
Lockwasher
Nut Jam Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20uncx1/2 Gr5
Washer
Nut
Cover Terminal Red
Switch Intlk Clutch Red 4 Term
Screw
Switch Intlk Clutch Red 2 Term
Screw
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Caps Battery 20/25/30 Amp
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Fuse 30 Amp Auto Green '
Tube Plastic 31"
Cover Sw Key BIk I 25 Text Sit
Switch Light BIk BIk Red
Harness Socket Light
Bulb Light #1156
Bracket Switch Clutch
Screw
Bracket Mower Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Washer
Nut Plastic Locking Wng 1/4-20
Guard Terminal BIk
Bolt.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Nut
AIIcomponent dimensions givenin
1 inch = 25.4mm
31
U.S. inches
917.255690
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
CHASSIS
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
AND ENCLOSURES
50
/
62
H
67
68
A
_4
B
_44_47
C
D
_22
E
F
_104_102_3_105
G
H
J
_35
K
_116
L
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M
N
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32
Q
R
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8
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12
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REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
CHASSIS
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
30
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
54
61
62
66
131052
130805
17490612
123783X012
17490608
2751R
120028X
5479J
124118X
121794X
133748
17490612
129621X012
74180412
STD551025
STD541425
74180512
73680500
STD523707
19131312
STD541437
105509X
105528X
123784X459
105465X459
105464X459
STD533707
STD541437
105466X
2751R
STD551237
STD541437
121235X
STD523707
STD541437
105518X
17490608
109015X
109016X
106013X459
106091X
108067X
108403X459
108410X459
106003X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Wldmt 12ga,,38/42 Hpvts
Drawbar 12 Ga 46 5 wheel Base
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Saddle Silkscreened
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Dash Black Plastic
Plug Button BIk 359 Dia
Panel Dash Lh
Cover Access Black Square
Panel Dash Rh
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Tv.tt
Plate Silkscreened Dash
Screw Mach Cr 1/4-20 3/4
Washer 17/64
Nut
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18uncx3/4
Nut Crownlock
5/16-18
Bolt _"
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Nut
Bracket Asm Fender 7 250
Grille Welded
Fender Pnt Yt/gt Dover
Footrest Pnt Lh
Footrest Pnt Rh (dover Gray)
Bolt
Nut
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Washer
Nut
Spacer Split 391xl 88 BIk/zin
Bolt
Nut
Dash Lower
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Bracket Asm Fr Pvt Hng Lh Sear
Bracket Asm Fr Pvt Hng Rh Sear
Hood Asm Pnt Dover Gray Powder
Hinge Asm Rh
Nut Pal # W142068b02
Panel Asm Pnt Side Rh
Panel Pnt Side Lh
Lens Headlight Rh Clear
67
68
70
71
76
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
PART
NO.
106004X
132257
108512X
108513X
! 10350X459
106090X
108067X
105531X
17490612
123934X
19112410
STD551131
74780516
123935X
120579X
5320R
120529X
123933X394
108067X
128231
STD523707
106909X
106910X
108402X
17490612
110436X
STD551137
STD541037
STD533727
19131416
121235X
105525X
STD523707
73680600
STD523120
STD541431
2751R
STD533710
NOTE:
33
DESCRIPTION
Lens Headlight Lh Clear
Bezel Light
Bracket Asm Pivot Rh
Bracket Asm Pivot Lh
Strap Asm Pnt Grille
Hinge Asm Lh
Nut Pal # W142068b02
Nut Push Nylon
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Scale Ind Height BIk
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga
Lockwasher
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18unc x 1 00
Plug Hole BIk 1 485/1 515 Dia
Nut Pal
Clip Insulated 1/4 Clpg Dia
Washer Nylon 44 x 75 x 032
Pointer Pnt Height Indicator
Nut Pal
Plate Support Battery
Bolt
Screw Special Dacrotized
Washer Alum
Clip U Alum
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Bushing Snap Split BIk
Lockwasher
Nut
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16ga
Spacer Split
Bracket Support Dash
Bolt
Nut Crownlock
Bolt Hex 5/16-18 x 2
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Bolt
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255690
DRIVE
13
88
86
4
3
22
5
35
77
B
74
75
/
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_
.TS
34
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
131965
110422X
123667X
12000028
121520X
17490512
127288X
STD561210
105701X
19151216
71040412
STD551125
121520X
STD523707
STD541437
17490512
106933X
130804
STD541437
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
133261
124236X
130807
127289
STD523107
STD541431
122424X
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
109070X
19131312
STD541437
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD551037
105710X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle 6 Sp Medium Dana
Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle 20"tires
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x3/4Tyt
Rod Shifter Fender Yt 14 3251g
Pin
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer15/32x3/4x16ga
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-28unfx3/4 Gr8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Bolt _.
Nut
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt
Knob Rd 1/2-13 PlstcThdsBIk
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
Locknut
Nut
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer
Pin
Rod Brake Parking 14 500
Cap Parking Brake Red
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
KeeperBeltLhYt14Ga
Bolt
Nut
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot 1 930
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt
Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 12 Ga
Nut
Bearing Nyl 503 x 628x 1 25
Washer Hardened
Ring Klip #t5304-50
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
Bellcrank Asm
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt
Nut
Washer
Link Clutch 7 66
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
80
81
82
83
84
85
85
86
87
88
89
91
93
94
95
96
97
98
PART
NO.
STD561210
105709X
STD561210
131006
127290
104777X
19131312
17490612
8883R
131002
M010110110
STD551143
t29921
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
131402
STD523710
19132012
STD541437
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
131487
131811
123782X
19171216
132183
73530400
73530400
127272X
126591X
STD581050
127287X
74760540
STD541431
126197X
17490612
74640808
10100800
19060718
NOTE:
35
DESCRIPTION
Pin
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Pin
V-belt Gnd Dr 98 25 Yt Stretch
Keeper Belt Rh Yt Pnt/zinc 16g
Retainer Belt Chassis Lh Zinc
Washer 13/32 x 13/1 €"x 12 Ga
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x,_/4 Ty-tt
Cover Pedal BIk Round
Pulley Engine
Bolt Hex M10-1 5xl 10
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Lh Lt
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Nut
Guide Belt Dr Mower Rh
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Nut
Spacer Split 80xl 94 Cad/zinc
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E Ring
Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Arm Shift Transaxle
Shaft Asm Shifter
Spring Torsion T/a
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16ga
Rod Tie Shf Adj Ball Jt 4 650
Nut Nylock 1/4-28
Nut Nylock 1/4-28
Bushing Pivot W/180 Step Pm
Washer Shim 53 x 1 25 x 0598
E Ring
Console Shift 6sp Wo/ign Yt Da
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18uncx 2-1/2
Nut
Washer 1-1/2 Odxl 5/32 Idx 250
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Screw #8xl/2
Washer Lock #8
Washer 3/16 x 7/16 x 18 Ga
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
STEERING
LAWN TRACTOR
ASSEMBLY
38
39
36
26
23
31
24
28
29
25
26
36
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
STEERING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
100713N
131450
130460
130459
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
73601000
132624
128755
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71070410
127501
109816X
124036X
12000029
124034X
6266H
17490612
STD551137
73610600
130465
120754X
19131416
STD561210
1554J
STD523710
100710L
100712K
STD541350
100711L
110709X
121749X
121748X
12000029
121232X
131672
17490612
131291
STD561210
125916X
106451X
STD541437
106933X
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steering Ayp Black
Axle Asm Front Lt 38/42
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Washer 27/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Link DragSol Ball Jt 20 064
Lockwasher
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Bolt Hex 5/8-11 Unc x 3-1/2
Nut Hex Jam Lk Whvh 5/8-11 Unc
Pin Axle 5/8 x 1 55/1 54 Lg
Shaft Asm Strg 17 69 x 3/4 Yt
Washer Thrust 515x 750x 033
Support Shaft
Washer Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x 062
Washer
Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 x 5/8
Shaft Asm Pittman
Nyliner Snap In
Bracket Steering
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Gear Sector
BearingRace Thrust Harden
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Lockwasher
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
Bushing Rod Tie BIk Lt
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16ga
Pin
Bushing Strg BIk 742/747 Id
Bolt
Insert Cap Strg Wheel Std BIk
Washer 53 x 2 25 x 160 Zinc
Nut
Adapter Wheel Strg 758/753id
Column Steering
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
Washer 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Cap Spindle Fr Top BIk
Bracket Pvt Man CI Lvr V2 Sear
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Link Clutch W/nibs 5 688 Zinc
Pin
Lever Assembly Clutch Mower
Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16 Unc Gr 2
Nut
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds BIk
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
917.255690
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
B
D
SEAT ASSEMBLY
11
I
C
26
!
16
2
29
A
1_19
13
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
127438X
126656X
STD523707
19131210
2751R
STO541437
124181X
19131614
131451
121251X
121246X
121248X
72050411
121249X
DESCRIPTION
Seat V-450 BIk/red Craftsman
Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Nut
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga
Pan Seat
Strip Foam Gray Or Black
Bracket Mounting Switch
BushingSnap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl-3/8
3pacer Split 28 x 88 Zinc
38
C
_22_64
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
16
17
18
19
2O
21
22
24
25
26
27
29
121250X
123976X
STD511005
73951000
4171R
105529X
STD541431
19171912
127018X
120068X
STD541437
124238X
E
_17
DESCRIPTION
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Screw
Nut Keps #10-32 Unf
Clip Insulated 11/32 Mtg Hole
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Blkz
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 6/16-18 x 62
Knob Seat 1/2-13unc BIk
Nut
Cap Spring Seat BIk 1 75 x 1 0
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
DECALS
13
18
6 2
3
7 8
5
8 20 4
22 13
10
9
21
15
19
11
16
12
14
23
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
108456X
133178
128490
128491
105806X
133644
106814X
133204
128314
133796
4900J
109199X
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
--
Instruction Operat Eng
Mower 3 In One Cony
Hood Rh Craftsman Yt/gt
Hood Lh Craftsman Yt/gt
Grille (craftsman)
Maint Cust Sears Domesti
Stripe Panel Side Rh
Pnl Side Kohler Ohv 14hp
Fender Craftsman White
Caution English
Clutch/brake English
V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
PART
NO.
131473
130981
121343X
3713J
133179
132268
120960X
106813X
132271
128258
106202X
133129
DESCRIPTION
Decal Chassis 6sp 42"
Decal V-belt Schematic 42"eng
Decal Danger English
Decal Rota Blades English
Decal Mower Qc System
Decal Insr Wh Strg Crafts Usa
Decal Battery Die Hard
Decal Stripe Panel Side Lh
Decal Lt4000 Usa
Decal Hood & Grille Lt4000
Reflector Taillight Red/amber
Manual Owners 255690 Eng
& TIRES
KEY
NO.
;,8
,10
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11 8
9
10
11
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X311
278H
9040H
106108X311
124632X
7152J
104757X
NOTE:
39
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim Asm 8xrear White Service
Tire Rear (Service Item Only)
Tube Rear 9 5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255690
ENGINE
C
1
32
26
28_
33
37
33
31
23
OPTIONAL
i
B
EQUIPM ENT
Spark Arrester
•
C
E
G
I
J
_8 _1_
40
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
14
15
16
17
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
37
38
PART
NO.
134265
17720410
132499
124196X
101326L
17030808.
STD551131
STD523105
13280336
13200300
STD551231
M010208025
128953
STD601005
3645J
106082X
8710J
2751R
121851X
106020X
123549X
123487X
8643R
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Control Throtich Pdl BIk Rh 27
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine Ko Com 14 15amp Vt W/fi
Muffler Exhaust Koh Lt Premium
Deflector Muffler # 222573
Screw Spiderloc Hexhd#8xl/2 Ab
Lockwasher
Bolt
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer
Screw M8 x 1 25 x 25mm
Shield Heat Browning Grass
Screw
Bushing
Spacer Pad 1 x 1 x 1 BIk
Stem Tank Fuel
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel 52"
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
917.255690
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255690
42" MOWER
67
70
43
79
!
51
35
34
19
92
14
18
16
2
15
17
12
13
96
95
42
98 97
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255690
42" MOWER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
130970
130969
110485X
128774
133172
129895
134149
129962
STD551137
850857
128961
130968
131491
131267
110452X
123713X
19111016
105304X
STD541431
STD533107
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
STD541450
127224
128763
130832
127223
STD541343
110447X
73710700
133844
78158
129963
129861
73050900
STD533717
133943
131494
122052X
19131612
133502
133503
STD541437
72110618
133835
131340
133940
STD541410
105529X
DESCRIPTION
Deck Asm Mower 42"
V-belt Mower 42" 92 40
Bearing Ball Mandrel
Housing MandreIVented(machd)
Shaft Asm Mandrel Vented
Bearing Ball #6204 (mandrel)
Blade Mulching 42"
Washer Hard Blade Mower Vented
Lockwasher
Bolt 3/8-24xl 25 Gr8 Patched
Stripper Mower Vented
Shield Deflector 42" Black
Rod Hinge 42"6 75 Wig
BrackSt Deflector Mower 42"
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Spring Torsion Deflector 2 52
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Cap Sleeve 80x 112 BIk Mower
Nut
Bolt
Ret Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut
Link Lift Rh BIk Zinc 6 894 Lt
Pin Spring Sltd 5/16 x 750
Arm Suspension Rear
Link Lift Lh BIk Zinc 7 789 Lt
Nut
Trunnion Lift W/ 451/ 461 Id
Nut Crownlock Jam 7/16-20 Unf
Arm Idler 42"mower Lt/yt
Bolt 5/16=18 x 1 25 T/t
Washer Spacer Mower Vented
Pulley Mandrel 42"
Nut 9/16top Lock Flng Oil Dip
Bolt
Washer Hardened
Pulley Idler Flat 3 060
Spacer Retainer Pm Mower
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Ga
Spacer Arm Idler Upper Hdn 42
Stiffener Arm Idler Upper 42"
Nut
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Fastner Christmas Tree
Bolt Shldr 10-24 Zinc Gr 5 42"
Roller Asm Cam Follower 42"dec
Nut-lock
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Blkz
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
--
131845
133944
131335
133551
STD560907
133504
131857
133550
STD541237
133205
STD624003
17720410
127498
133435
127847
128903
12000029
121748X
127845
127846
128759
12000022
19292016
131926
121002X
74780624
121006X
2876H
122364X
122365X
125631X
110810X
19151216
12000037
110807X
STD551037
STD560907
110729X
100734K
134753
134079
71161010
STD551110
19061216
2029J
130758
133171
DESCRIPTION
Arm Asm Pad Brake
Washer Hardened Smaller
Spring Extension
Rod Pivot W/nibs
Cotter Pin
Rod Clutch Secondary W/nibs
Guard Mandrel Lh 42"
Rod Clutch Primary W/nibs
Nut
Trunnion Adj 3/8-16 Unc x 1 30
Retainer
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Bushing 747 Od x 794 Lg Brass
Spring Ext Return Black
Arm Clutch Secondary
Bolt Shoulder 3/8-16 Unc 1 44
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Washer 25/32 x 1 5/8 x 16ga
Keeper Spring 4 000
Arm Clutch Primary 3ga Lt/yt
Spring Clutch Mower 2 750 Zinc
Ring E Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
Shaft Asm Lift Yt W/ind Dr/tp
Lever Asm Lift BIk 23 85
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
Rod Asm Lever
Spring 2-1/8"
Plunger Lever Lift
Button Plunger Red
Grip Handle Fluted BIk
Trunnion Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga
Ring Klip #t5304-37
Nut Special
Washer
Pin
Rod Adj Lift Zinc 9 00 Wrk Lg
Knob Infinite 3/8-16 Unc Black
Stiffener Bracket 42deck
Mulcher Cover 42
Screw
Lockwasher
Washer #10
Nut Weld
Latch Asm Bagger
Deck Sew 42"mb Mech Sears Eng
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
. :EPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
LAWN TRACTOR.
- MODEL NUMBER
917.255690
FOOTE/DANA TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 143.4360-37
2O
21
23
19
22 _
24
O18
26
27
35
36
19
39
37
52
19
40
53
41
42
45"
54
46
55
12
47
56'
48
57
49
59
19
55
6O
62
59
63
64
52
65 +
68
7O
44
69
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
FOOTE/DANA
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL NUMBER 143.4360-37
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
124643X
2274J
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
68003
105904X
105905X
134788
134399
120951X
134791
2267J
134793
106151X
120415X
2257J
106846X
106095X
105909X
105910X
105911X
108976X
105913X
134795
2242J
120469X
2244J
105916X
120470X
110070X
108977X
109254X
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
2232J
108978X
110079X
39
40
41
124639X
120472X
105928X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, Large
1/4-20 x .734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Set
Kit, Shifter Assembly
Boot, Shifter
Puck, Friction
Screw, Tapping, w/Sealer
Ring, Retaining
Assembly, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth
Washer, Plain .632 x 1.38 x .046
Key, Woodruff, #9
Assembly, Kit, Input Shaft
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, 30Teeth
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, 12
Teeth and 35 Teeth
Shaft, Idler
Spacer .633 x .87 x .755
Sprocket, 9 Teeth
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
s 56
57
58
59
..60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
*
**
***
106605X
134394
120473X
106596X
105933X
120407X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
134401
2264J
120474X
120409X
105941X
110071X
120952X
106592X
120475X
134798
120961X
7294J
108989X
120953X
120954X
134799
108992X
108996X
120956X
73810500 _
120416X
917.255690
DESCRIPTION
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
Assembly, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Screw, Tapping, Large
5/16-18 x 1.44
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth
Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain .758 x 1.25 x .031
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 5/16-18 x 2.25
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain .321 x 1.00 x .055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Locknut 5/16-24
Grease
Use in various combinations to maintain proper
clearances.
Order Key Number 15.
Lubricate with Aerospace Lubricant, Inc.
PC-8 Oil or equivalent.
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
given in U.S. inches
EPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
KOHLER
ENGINE-
AIR INTAKE
MODEL
LAWN TRACTOR
NUMBER
CV 14S,
BLOWER
I t_--1
- - MODEL NUMBER
TYPE
HOUSING
NUMBER
AND
917.255690
1445
BAFFLES
I
2
I
9
1
ENGINE
CONTROLS
I
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CRANKSHAFT
J
2
3
/
EXHAUST
I
46
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
KOHLER
FUEL
ENGINE-
SYSTEM
MODEL
LAWN TRACTOR
NUMBER
- - MODEL
CV 14S, TYPE
NUMBER
NUMBER
917.255690
1445
I
36
3O
31
33
19-__
21
6
14
23
7
--26
27
--25
1
--29
CYLINDER
HEAD,
VAVLE
13.
AND
9
BREATHER
I
23
14
9
21
20 --.__
-7
47
[PAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
KOHLER
ENGINE-
IGNITION
MODEL
I ELECTRICAL
LAWN TRACTOR
NUMBER
- - MODEL NUMBER
CV 14S, TYPE NUMBER
1445
OIL PAN I LUBRICATION
I
917.255690
I
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J
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21
20
19
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STARTING
SYSTEM
I
13
_7
1
3
48
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
LAWN TRACTOR
NUMBER
CV 14S, TYPE NUMBER
AIR INTAKE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12 341 01
12 096 06
12 100 01
X-25-63
12 083 08
12 083 05
12 072 03
12 086 01
12 041 02
12 094 01
- - MODEL
BLOWER
NUMBER
1445
HOUSING AND BAFFLES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Knob, Air Cleaner Cover
Cover, Air Cleaner
Wing Nut
Washer, Plain 1/4
Precleaner Element
Element, Air Cleaner
Stud, Mountin_gPlate
Screw, Mount=rig Plate Stud
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Base, Air Cleaner
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
917.255690
SM-0545010
12 146 01
1206301
12 096 01
12 027 04
12 063 02
12 313 03
12 063 03
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Mounting M5 x 0.8 x 10 (14)
Plate, Blower Housing
Baffle, Cylinder Barrel
Cover, Starter
Housing, Blower
Baffle, Carburetor
Grommet, Blower Housing
Baffle, Cylinder Head
ENGINE CONTROLS
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
M-0829036
2
3
4
5
6
12 041 03
SM-0841080
12 126 11
12 445 01
SM-0645025
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Stud,_Exhaust Manifold
M8 x 1.25 x 20 (2)
Gasket, Exhaust Manifold
Nut, Muffler Mounting M8 x 1.25 (2)
Bracket, Muffler
Strap, Liffing
Screw, Lifting Strap
M6 x 1.0 x 25 (3)
CRANKSHAFT
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
---
DESCRIPTION
1201402
Crankshaft
12 522 02
1275501
Short Block
Gasket Set
1
2
3
4
5
12 07903
12 237 01
SM-0645020
SM-0545016
12 536 01
6
7
8
9
10
11
SM-0443025
12 089 11
12 089 04
12 089 12
SM-0641060
SM-0642025
12
13
14
15
12
25
12
25
090 05
158 09
07901_
158 08
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, Choke
Clamp, Cable
Screw, Hex Head M6 x 1.0 x 20 (2)
Screw, Cable Clamp
Control, Speed Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 6 through 8)
Screw
Spring
Spring, Choke Return
Spring, Governor
Nut, Governor Arm M6 x 1.0
Screw, Governor Arm
M6x 1.0x25
Lever, Governor
Bushing
Linkage, Throttle
Bushing
NOTE: AII componentdimensions givenin
1 inch = 25.4mm
49
U.S. inches
PAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING LAWN TRACTOR
KOHLER
ENGINE-
MODEL
NUMBER
CV 14S, TYPE NUMBER
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
12 853 08
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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
39
40
41
X-22-11
25 237 02
12 265 01
X-426-9
12041 01
12041 02
M-0629122
X-25-63
SM-0641060
52 353 22
4715401
25 050 02
12 368 01
1208909
12 086 04
12 089 09
1214603
25 086 27
12 144 09
1214408
12 089 10
12 146 02
1233701
12 757 02
12 041 05
1210401
12 041 06
12 086 05
12 559 01
25 041 09
SM-0645020
25 155 02
12 123 01
12 353 01
1231301
SM-0545010
12 154 01
12 086 07
12431 01
X-380-1
- - MODEL NUMBER
CYLINDER
1445
HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Kit, Carburetor w/Gaskets
(Includes Key Numbers 6, 7, and
14-29, and all Kits marked *)
Washer, Star 1/4
Clamp, Hose (2)
Deflector, Heat
Clamp, Hose (4)
Gasket, Carburetor (2)
Gasket, Air Cleaner
Stud, Carburetor M6 x 1.0 x 110 (2)
Washer, Plain 1/4
Nut, Carburetor M6 x 1.0 (2)
FuelLine
Clip, Cable
Filter, Fuel
Neettle, Idle
Spring, Idle Speed
Screw, Idle Speed Adjust
Spring, Idle Fuel
Plate, Throttle
Screw, Throttle Plate (2)
Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Seal
Shaft, Choke
Spring, Choke Return
Plate, Choke
Jet, Main
Kit, Float
Gasket, Bowl
Bowl, Fuel
Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw
Screw, Fuel Bowl
Kit, Fuel Pump (Includes Key #31)
Gasket, Fuel Pump
Screw, Fuel Pump M6 x 1.0 x 20 (2)
Connector, Hose
Line, Fuel, Metal
Line, Fuel, Rubber (2)
Grommet, Fuel Line
Screw, Fuel Line Clamp
Clamp, Fuel Line
Screw, Ground Wire
Sleeve, Insulating
Connector, Hose
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
917.255690
12 318 01
12 351 01
12 411 01
12 041 04
12 017 01
12 017 02
12 016 01
12 016 02
12 112 04
M-1040080
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
52 018 01
1208915
1217301
12 755 03
12 089 01
12 032 02
X-426-9
12 326 03
SM-0645020
18
19
12 096 07
SM-0545010
20
21
22
12 018 01
1240201
SM-0642025
23
24
25
12 186 01
12 126 05
12 144 03
DESCRIPTION
Head, Cylinder
Lifter, Valve (2)
Rod, Push (2)
Gasket, Cylinder Head
Valve, Intake, Standard Size
Valve, Intake .25" oversize
Valve, Exhaust, Standard
Valve, Exhaust .25" oversize
Spacer, Head Bolt Exhaust Port
Screw, Cylinder Head
M10 x 1.5 x 80 (5)
Retainer, Spring (2)
Spring, Exhaust Valve, Green
Cap, Valve Spring (2)
Kit, Retainer (2)
Spring, Intake Valve
Seal, Valve Stem
Clamp, Hose (2)
Hose, Breather
Screw, Valve Cover
M6 x 1.0 x 20 (3)
Cover, Valve with Nipple
Screw, Breather Reed Retainer
M5x0.8x
1
Retainer, Breather Reed
Reed, Breather
Screw, Rocker Bridge
M6 x 1.0 x 25 (2)
Arm, Rocker (2)
Bridge, Rocker Arm
Shaft, Rocker Arm
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 755 02
Kit, Cylinder Head
NOTE:
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 757 01
* Kit, Carburetor Repair
12 755 09
* Kit, High Altitude Jet
12 435 02
* Solenoid Assembly, Fuel
12 518 05
Lead, Solenoid, Black, 5", 14
Gauge Uninsulated Push-On Tabs
41 518 34
Lead, Ground, Green, 5", 18 Gauge
Insulated Grip Barrel Eyelets
5O
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
14 HP 42" RIDING
KOHLER
ENGINE
- MODEL
LAWN TRACTOR
NUMBER
- - MODEL NUMBER
CV 14S, TYPE NUMBER
1445
IGNITION / ELECTRICAL
CRANKCASE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SM-1040045
12 468 03
12 162 01
SM-0639016
12 112 01
12 157 01
X-42-15
41 403 09
SM-0639016
10
11
12
13
236602
236473
12 025 01
SM-0544025
14
SM-0545010
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
12 154 02
41 085 07
12 132 02
X-728-1
SM-0545010
12 584 01
SM-0545020
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Flywheel Mounting
Washer, Flywheel Mounting Screw
Screen, Grass
Screw, Fan Mounting (4)
Spacer, Fan (4)
Fan
Key
Rectifier-Regulator
Screw, Rectifier-Regulator
M6x 1.0x 16 (2)
Connector, Rectifier-Regulator
Connector, 3 Contact
Flywheel Assembly
Screw, Stator Mounting
M5 x 0.8 x 25 (4)
Screw, Stator Harness Clip
M5 x 0.8 x 10
Clip,,Stator Harness
Stat(_r, 15 Amp
Spark Plug
Clip, Kill Lead
Screw, Lead Clip
Module, Ignition
Screw, Ignition Module
M5 x 0.8 x 20 (2)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
NOT ILLUSTRATED
25 518 05
Lead, Black, Rectifier To Connector
5"-14 Gauge, Uninsulated Push-on
Tab Terminals
12 518 01
Lead, White, Ground To Kill
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
12 038 01
12 153 02
12 123 04
SM-0545020
12 153 01
12 162 02
12 096 03
SM-0545016
SM-1039025
10 12126 02
11 12 089 03
12 12 462 01
13 ;2 208 01
14 _. 05O 02
15 _2 136 01
16 X-75-23
17 12199 09
18 X-75-10
19 12 393 01
20 12 032 04
21 12 096 02
22 SM-0545016
23
24
12 032 93
SM-0839045
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick
O-Ring, Upper Oil Fill Tube
Tube, Oil Fill
Screw, Oil Fill Tube M5 x 0.8 x 20
O-Ring, Lower Oil Fill Tube
Screen, Oil Pick-up
Cover, Oil Pick-up Screen
Screw, Screen Cover
Screw, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Bracket M10 x 1.5 x 25
Bracket, Oil Pump Relief Bracket
Spring, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Piston, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Body, Oil Pump Relief Valve
Filter, Oil
Adapter
Plug
Pan, Oil
Plug, Solid Sq. Hal. 3/8 NPTF (2)
Pump, Oil
O-Ring, Oil Pump Cover
Cover, Oil Pump
Screw, Oil Pump Cover
M5 x 0.8 x t6 (3)
Seal, Oil (P.T.O. End)
Screw, Oil Pan M8 x 1.25 x 45 (12)
DESCRIPTION
-1
2
12 032 03
12 030 01
12 030 02
12 030 03
12 445 02
SM-0839025
12 380 03
12 010 02
12 089 05
12 422 01
12 422 02
12 422 03
!2 422 11
12 422 12
12 422 06
12 422 07
12 144 04
12 874 Ot
12 874 02
12 874 03
12 018 02
12 108 01
12108 02
12108 03
12 067 01
12 067 02
12 380 01
12 043 05
SM-0631005
12 144 02
52 13909
12 144 01
SM-0631015
12 032 01
X-25-102
12 380 04
STARTING
917.255690
Block, Cylinder (Use Short Block,
Part Number 12 522 02)
Seal, Crankshaft
Bearing, Crankshaft, Standard
(Flywheel End)
Bearing, Crankshaft .25" oversize
Bearing, Crankshaft .50" oversize
Strap, Lifting
Screw, Lifting Strap
Dowel, Locating (4)
Camshaft Assembly (Includes #7)
Spring, Actuating
Shim, Camshaft
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shim, Camshaft (as required)
Shaft, Balance
Piston w/Ring Set, Standard
Piston w/Ring Set .25" oversize
Piston w/Ring Set .50" oversize
Retainer, Piston Pin (2)
Ring Set, Standard
Ring Set .25" oversize
Ring Set .50" oversize
Connecting Rod, Standard
Connecting Rod .25" oversize
Pin, Governor Regulating
Gear, Governor Assembly
Washer, Governor Gear Thrust
Shaft, Governor Gear
Plug, Cup
Shaft, Governor Cross
Washer, Governor Shaft
Seal, Governor Cross Shaft
Washer, Plain
Pin, Governor Hitch
SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
SM-0839065
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
12 468
12 098
12 755
12 755
12 227
12170
12 086
12 243
01
05
12
06
01
02
02
01
Screw, Bendix Starter
M8 x 1/25 x 65.5 (2)
Washer (2)
Starter Assembly (Includes #4-10)
Kit, Drive (Includes Key Number 5)
Kit, Drive Parts
Cap, Drive End
Armature
Screw, Hex Flange
Cap, Commutator End
(Includes Key Number 10)
Kit, Brush
10 48 755 15
NOT ILLUSTRATED
52 357 01
Lubricant, Starter
51
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches
SERVICE NOTES
52
SERVICE NOTES
53
SERVICE NOTES
54
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
OI
O1
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
15 ° MAX.
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradu
Operate
your Tractor
the face
of slopes
(not.
ally to prevent
tipping up
or and
lossdown
of control.
Exercise
extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
SE_AIRS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.255690
[RIIFTZMRN +
14.0 HP OHV
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER DECK
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
number.
Each engine has its own model
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.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Service Centers and most Retail Stores.
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
ING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-LAWN
GIVE THE FOLLOW-
TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.255690
• ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - CV 14, TYPE NUMBER PS 1445
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
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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.
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Sears, Roebuck
133129
12.06.91
and Co., Chicago,
IL 60684 U.S.A.
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