Yard-Man 247.371060 Specifications

YaRD-MaN
OWNER'S GUIDE
20" MULCHING
PUSH MOWER
MODEL NO.
247.371060
Factory No.
11A-106C402
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
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 engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
MTD PRODUCTS
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND,
OHIO 44136-9722
FORM NO. 770-10213
(12/98)
SECTION 1: FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This owner's guide is an important part of your new lawn mower. It will help you assemble, prepare and
maintain your mower. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling the mower for its first use, please locate its model plate and copy the
information on to this owner's guide. The information on the model plate is very important if you need
help from your dealer or the MTD customer support department.
• Every mower has a model plate. You can locate it by standing behind the unit in the operating
position and looking down at the cutting deck.
• The model plate will look like this:
This is where your model number will be.
XXX-X-XXX-X-XXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
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This is where your sedal number will be.
Copy the model number here:
Copy the serial number here:
CLEVELAND,
OHIO 44136
SECTION 2: CALLING
WARRANTY
SERVICE
• LOCATE MOWER MODEL NUMBER AND SER|AL NUMBER -- Record this information in the
space provided. To find your unit's specific model number and serial number, see previous section.
• If you are having difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls,
operation or maintenance of this unit, please call Customer Support Department.
• Customer Support can be reached by dialing: 1- (330) 220-4MTD
(4683)
or
1- (800)-000-7310
• Please have your mower's model number and serial number ready when you call.
• Although both numbers are important, you will be asked to enter only your mower's serial number
before your call can be processed.
SECTION 3: IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
WARNING:
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED,
COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ
AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR LAWN
MOWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN
YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER: Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in
serious Injury. This lawn mower 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 OPERATION
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Read this owner's guide carefully in its entirety before
attempting
to assemble
this machine.
Read,
understand, and follow all instructions on the machine
and in the manual(s) before operation. Be completely
familiar with the controls and the proper use of this
machine before operating it. Keep this manual in a
safe place for future and regular reference and for
ordering replacement parts.
Your rotary mower is a precision piece of power
equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore,
exercise
extreme caution at all times. Your unit has been
designed to perform one job: to mow grass. Do not
use it for any other purpose.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a
power mower. Children 14 years old and over should
only operate mower under close parental supervision.
Only responsible individuals who are familiar with
these rules of safe operation should be allowed to
use your mower.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children and pets. Stop engine
when they are in the vicinity of your mower to help
prevent blade contact or thrown object injury.
Although the area of operation should be completely
cleared of foreign objects, an object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by the
mower in any direction and cause serious personal
injury to the operator or any others allowed in the
area.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is
to be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones,
toys and other foreign objects which could be picked
up and thrown by the mower in any direction and
cause serious personal injury to the operator or any
others allowed in the area, Plan your mowing pattern
to avo)d discharge of materiat
toward roads,
sidewalks, bystanders and the like. To help avoid a
thrown objects in ury, keep children, bystanders and
helpers at least 75 feet from the mower wh e it is in
operation.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation or while performing an adjustment or repair,
to protect eyes from foreign objects that may be
thrown from the machine in any direction.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the
arms
and
legs
and
steel-toed
shoes
are
recommended. Do not wear loose fitting clothes or
jewelry. They can be caught in moving pads. Never
operate a unit in bare feet, sandals, or sneakers.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating pads.
Keep clear of discharge opening at all times as the
rotating blade can cause injury.
Many =njuries occur when the mower is pulled over
the foot during a fall. Do not hang on to the mower if
you are falling; release the handle immediately.
Never pull the mower toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall
or obstruction first look down and behind, and then
follow these steps:
a. Step back from the mower to fully extend your
arms.
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Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half
way toward you.
d. Repeat these steps as needed.
Do not operate the mower while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or ddve
clutch on units so equipped before starting the
engine.
The blade control handle is a safety device. Never
attempt to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the
safety device inoperative and may result in personal
injury through contact with the rotating blade. The
blade control handle must operate easily in both
directions and automatically return to the disengaged
position when released.
Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be
sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious
personal injury. Keep a firm hold on the handle and
walk, never run. Mow only in daylight or in good
art_icial light.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally,
stop the engine and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to
a complete stop before removing the grass catcher or
unclogging the chute. The cutting blade continues to
rotate for a few seconds after the engine is shut off.
Never place any part of the body in the blade area
until you are sure the blade has stopped rotating.
Never operate mower without proper guards, grass
catcher, plates or other safety protective devices in
place.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a
burn. Do not touch.
Only use accessories approved for this machine by
the manufacturer. Read, understand, and follow all
instructions provided with the approved accessory.
If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgment. Contact your
dealer for assistance.
Do not adjust throttle control with the engine running.
SLOPE OPERATION
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a
sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees
as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this mower,
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• After striking a foreign obect, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug, and thoroughly
inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before starting and operating the mower.
• Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height
adjustment while the engine is running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration,
which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety
protection, frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer's
recommended
parts, when
necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when
servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governor setting or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds are
dangerous.
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Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
• Watch for holes, ruts, hidden objects, or bumps. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can
cause serious personal injury.
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The operator could loose footing or balance.
• Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could
cause slipping.
CHILDREN
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY:
Restrict the use of this power machine to
persons who read, understand and follow
the warnings and instructions in this
manual and on the machine.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
mower and the mowing activity. Never assume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
• Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
• Before and while moving backwards, _sek behind and
down for small children.
• Never allow children under age 14 to operate the
mower.
• Use extreme care when approaching blind comers,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure your
vision of a child or hazard.
4.
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SERVICE
• Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the vapors
are explosive.
• Use only an approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
• Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any
spilled gasoline before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
• Never refuel machine indoors because flammable
vapors will accumulate in the area.
• Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame or spark such as a gas
water heater, space heater, or furnace.
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Never run an engine inside a closed area.
To redLv:e fire hazard, keep mower free of grass,
leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage. Allow mower to cool at least 5 m nutes
before storing.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
the blade and all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the spark ptug to prevent accidental
starting.
Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually
inspect blade for damage le.g., bent, cracked).
Replace with blade which meets original equipment
specifications.
Keep art nuts, botts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
Figure 1
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
injury, do not operate mower
unless rear trailing shield is in its
proper place.
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Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower
could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain
your footing and you could slip. resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
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mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
SECTION 5" UNPACKING
Removing
Unit From Carton
• Remove staples, break glue on top flaps, or cut tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open
carton.
• Remove loose parts if included with unit (i.e., owner's manual, etc.).
• Cut along dotted lines and lay carton down flat.
• Remove packing material.
• Roll or slide unit out of carton. Check carton thoroughly for loose parts.
SECTION 6: SETTING
UP
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE or OIL. Be certain to service engine with
gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual before operating your mower.
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the mower is observed from the operating position.
Tools
Required
Pair of pliers (not necessary, but helpful)
Assembling Mower
• Remove any packing material which may be between the upper and lower handles for shipping
purposes.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground it against the engine. On engines with a
rubber boot, attach rubber boot to a bolt on the engine to ground, See Figure 2.
"V" Slot
On Engine
Spark Plug Wire
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Wire
Spark Plug
(Engine with Rubber Boot)
(Engine without Rubber Boot)
Figure 2
• Pullupandbackon theupperhandleto raise the
handle into the operating position. Make certain
the lower handle is seated securely into the handle mounting brackets. Tighten the hand knobs on
each side of the handle (carriage bolts must be seated properly into the handle). See Figure 3.
Carriage
Bolt
/
Carriage Bolt
Knob
Figure 3
NOTE: Your mower is shipped with the handle in the higher height position. If you wish to lower the
height of the handle, refer to the Handle Height Adjustment Section on page 10.
• Remove the hairpin clips from the outer holes in the weld pins on the handle mounting brackets.
• Using a pair of pliers, squeeze one leg of the lower handle against the handle mounting bracket.
Insert the hairpin clip into the inner hole on the weld pin. See Figure 4. Repeat on other side.
Hairpin
Clip in
Inner Hole
Weld
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Handle
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Handle
MounUng
Bracket
Figure 4
• The rope guide is attached to the right side of the upper handle. Loosen the wing nut which secures
the rope guide. For location of the wing nut, see Figure 5.
Insert starter rope into
rope guide
F
Rope Guide
Figure 5
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Wing Nut
• With the spark plug wire disconnected and grounded, hold the blade control handle against
upper handle, and pull the starter rope out of the engine. Release the blade control handle. Slip
starter rope into the rope guide. Tighten the wing nut. See Figure 5.
• Make certain all nuts and bolts are tightened securely.
• Your mower has been shipped as a mulcher. To convert it to a side*discharge mower, lift
mulching plug. Slide the two hooks on the side-discharge deflector under the hinge pin on
mulching plug assembly. Lower the mulching plug. See Figure 6.
the
the
the
the
Mulching
Plug
ige
Pin
Side
Deflector
Figure 6
SECTION 7: CONTROLS
Blade
Control
_k
Handle
operations.
The blade
will mechanism
be rotating whenever
the device.
engine is
running.
ARNING: This
control
is a safety
Never
attempt to bypass
The blade control handle is located on the
upper handle of the mower. See Figure 7. The
blade control handle must be depressed in
order.to operate the unit. Release the blade
control handle to stop the engine and blade.
Throttle
Blade Control
Handle
Control
The throttle control is located on the engine. It
is used to regulate the engine speed.
WARNING: The
throttle
control
cannot be used to stop the engine.
Do not adjust the throttle control
with the engine running.
Cutting Height
Rope
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter handle is attached to the
handle. See Figure 7. Stand behind the unit in
the operating position to start the unit,
Mulching Plug
Figure 7
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Spark Plug
Wire
its
SECTION 8: OPERATION
Keep hands and feet away from the chute area on the cutting deck. See safety labels on page 4.
The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields. We recommend wide vision
safety mask for over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
NOTE: For best results raise the cutting position until it is determined which height is best for your lawn.
See Cutting Height Adjustment section.
Gas And
Oil Fill-Up
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual. Read instructions
carefully.
WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors, with engine running or until the engine has been
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allowed to cool for at least two minutes after running.
Before Starting
• Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. If equipped with a rubber boot, make certain the metal loop on
the end of the spark plug wire (inside the rubber boot) is fastened securely over the metal tip on the
spark plug.
To Start Engine and Engage
Blade
• Move the throttle control on the engine to the FAST (rabbit) position.
• Prime engine as instructed in the engine manual.
• Standing behind the unit, depress the blade control handle and hold it against the upper handle.
Make certain drive clutch control handle (self-propelled models only) is released.
• Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression cycle (rope
will pull slightly harder at this point). Let the rope rewind slowly.
• Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke. Keep a firm grip on starter handle. Return it
slowly to the rope guide.
NOTE: ff you encounter any problems, refer to the Trouble Shooting Guide for helpful information.
To Stop Engine
And
Blade
• Release the blade control handle to stop the engine and blade.
Do not touchThe
theblade
blade continues
in any waytowhile
rotating.
WARNING:
rotateit is
forstill
a few
seconds after the engine is shut off.
• Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent accidental starting while
equipment is unattended.
Using Your Rotary Mower
• Be sure that lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects which could damage lawn mower
or engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown by the mower in any direction and cause
serious personal injury to the operator and others.
• For best results, do not cut wet grass because it tends to stick to the underside of the mower,
preventing proper discharge of grass clippings, and could cause you to slip and fall. New grass,
thick grass or wet grass may require a narrower cut. Speed of the mower should be adjusted to the
condition of the lawn.
• When using the side-discharge mower, the best mowing pattern is one that allows the clippings to
discharge towards the uncut part of the lawn. This permits recutting of the clippings to further
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pulverizethem.Whencuttinghighweeds,discharge
towardscutportion,thenrecutat rightangles
tofirstdirection.
• For a healthier lawn, always cut off one-third or less of the total length of the grass. Lawn should be
cut in the fall as long as there is growth.
• This mower is designed to be operated at full throttle to give you the best cut and do the most
effective job of mowing.
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object, stop the engine. Remove wire from spark plug,
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting
and operating the mower. Extensive vibration of the mower during operation is an
indication of damage. The unit should be promptly inspected and repaired.
SECTION 9: ADJUSTMENTS
engine and disconnecting spark plug wire.
WARNING: Do not at any time make any adjustment to lawn mower without first stopping
Cutting
Height Adjustment
=stment
Lever
Figure 8
An adjusting plate and thumb lever at each wheel position provides cutting height adjustment. Each
adjusting plate has nine height positions. Height of cut will be changed when the thumb lever is moved
from one hole to another.
• Simply depress the lever towards wheel and move wheel and lever assembly to desired position.
All wheels must be placed in the same relative position. See Figure 8.
• For rough or uneven lawns, move the height adjustment handles to positions which will give a
higher cutting height. Both front and rear handles must be placed in the same relative position.
Handle Height Adjustment
Your mower is shipped with the handle in the higher height position. To lower the handle height, proceed
as follows.
• Remove the starter rope from the rope guide.
• Remove the upper handle by removing the hand knobs and carriage bolts. Lay the upper handle
out of the way, being careful not to bend or kink the cables.
• Remove the hairpin clips from the weld pins on the handle brackets. Press inward on the legs of
the lower handle. Remove lower handle from the mower.
• Turn the lower handle around so the notch on the bottom of the lower handle is facing forward as
shown in Figure 9. Reassemble, placing the bottom holes in the handle over the weld pins in the
handle mounting bracket.
• Reassemble the upper handle.
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• Placethehairpinclipsin theinnerholesintheweld pins
and attach the starter rope as instructed in
the Set-Up Instructions.
Notch
Lower Handle
Figure 9
SECTION 10: LUBRICATION
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WARNING:
lubricating or
Always
doing any
stop kind
engine
of work
andon disconnect
lawn mower. spark
plug
wire
before
cleaning,
Blade Control: Lubricate the pivot points on the blade
control handle and the brake cable at least once a
season with light oil. See Figure 10. The blade control
must operate freely in both directions.
Wheels: Lubricate the wheel bearings (if so equipped) at
least once a season with light oil (or engine oil). Also, if
the wheels are removed for any reason, lubricate the
surface of the axle bolt and the inner surface of the
wheel with light oil.
Engine: Follow
instructions.
engine
manual
for
lubrication
Lubricate Bearings
Figure 10
SECTION
11: MAINTENANCE
repairs or maintenance.
WARNING:
Be sure to disconnect and ground the spark plug wire before performing any
NOTE:
Cutting
When tipping the unit, empty fuel tank and keep engine spark plug side up.
Blade
To remove blade:
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hands
by using
glovestheorcutting
a rag toblade
graspforthe
cutting blade.
WARNING:
Whenheavy
removing
sharpening
or replacement,
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protect
• Remove the bolt and blade bell support which hold the blade and adapter to the engine crankshaft.
See Figure 11. Remove the blade and the adapter from the crankshaft.
foreign
object.
Replace when
necessary.
WARNING:
Periodically
inspect
the blade adapter for cracks, especially
if you strike a
Blade
Adapter _
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Blade Bell Support
Hex Bolt
Figure t 1
• When sharpening the blade, follow the original angle of grind as a guide. It is extremely important
that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration when rotating at high speeds, may cause damage
to the mower and could break, causing personal injury.
• The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round shaft screwdriver. Remove metal from the
heavy side until it balances evenly. It is recommended that the blade always be removed from the
adapter for the best test of balance.
• Before reinstalling the blade and the blade adapter to the unit, lubricate the engine crankshaft and
the inner surface of the blade adapter with light oil (or engine oil). Lubricating the bolt holes, bolts
and inner surface of the nuts is also recommended.
To Reinstall Blade:
• Be sure to install the blade with the side of the blade marked "Bottom" (or with part number) facing
the ground when the mower is in the operating position.
• Be certain the blade is aligned with and seated onto the blade adapter flanges.
• Place blade bell support on blade. Make sure the notches on the blade bell support are aligned with
the small hole in the blade.
• Replace hex bolt.
• Tighten to torque: 450 in. Ibs. rain., 600 in. Ibs. max.
• To ensure safe operation of mower, check all nuts and bolts periodically for correct torque.
Deck Maintenance
• The underside of the mower deck should be cleaned after each use to prevent a buildup of grass
clippings, leaves, dirt or other matter. If this debris is allowed to accumulate, it will invite rust and
corrosion, and may prevent proper mulching.
• The deck may be cleaned by tilting the mower and scraping clean with a suitable tool (make certain
the spark plug wire is disconnected). Do not use high pressure cleaners or water.
Engine Maintenance
• Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine maintenance instructions.
• Maintain ENGINE OIL as instructed in the engine manual.
• Service AIR CLEANER every 25 hours under normal conditions. Clean every few hours under
extremely dusty conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding usually indicates that the air
cleaner should be serviced. To service the air cleaner, refer to the engine manual.
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The SPARK PLUG should be cleaned and the gap reset once a season. Spark plug replacement is
recommended at the start of each mowing season; check engine manual for correct plug type and
gap specifications.
• CLEAN the engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the cooling system (blower housing area)
cleaned to permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine performance and life. Be certain
to remove all grass, dirt and combustible debris from muffler area.
SECTION 12: OFF-SEASON
STORAGE
The following steps should be taken to prepare lawn mower for storage.
• Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described in the lubrication instructions.
• Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage instructions.
• Coat mower's cutting blade with chassis grease to prevent rusting.
• Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in an unventilated or metal storage shed, care should
be taken to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat the equipment, especially cables
and all moving parts.
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SECTION 13: TROUBLE
Trouble
Engine fails to start
SHOOTING
Possible
GUIDE
Corrective
Cause(s)
Action
1. Blade control handle disengaged.
1. Engage blade control handle.
2. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark plug.
3. Throttle control lever not in correct
position.
3. Move throttle lever to FAST (rabbit)
position.
4. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
5. Blocked fuel line.
4. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
6. Faulty spark plug.
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7. Engine flooded.
Clean fuel line.
6. Clean, adjust gap or replace.
7. Crank engine with throttle in SLOW (turtle)
position.
1. Spark plug wire loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
3. Vent in gas cap plugged.
4. Water or dirt in fuel system.
3. Clear vent.
5. Dirty air cleaner.
5. Clean air cleaner.
6. Carburetor out of adjustment.
6. Adjust carburetor.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Remove blower housing and clean.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
3. Adjust carburetor.
Occasional skip
hesitates) at high
speed
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Adjust gap to .030".
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap too
wide.
1. Reset gap to.030" or replace spark plug.
2. Carburetor improperly adjusted.
3. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Adjust carburetor.
3. Clean air cleaner.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance blade.
2. Bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Set throttle between 3/4 and full throttle.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Excessive vibration
Mower will not mulch
grass
1. Engine speed too low.
2. Wet grass.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
2. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait until
later to cut.
3. Excessively high grass.
3,
4. Dull blade.
Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath (1/2 width).
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
Uneven cut
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
1. Place all four wheels in same height
position.
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
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SECTION 14: PARTS LIST
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13
1_
12
39
16
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Code
747-0824
Description
iContml Handle
Ass'y.
Oval C-Sunk Screw
2
710-1270
5
712-0324
Hex Lock Nut
6
7
746-0883
720-0295
Control Housing
8
749-0538D
Upper Handle
10
710-1205
12
720-0276
Rope Guide
Hand Knob
13
710-1174
14
726-0240
Carriage Bolt
Cable Tie
15
749-0928
Lower Handle
16
714-0104
Hairpin Clip
39
44
735-0639
55
746-0553
Spark Plug Boot
Control Cable
62
720-0279
Handle Knob
777S30118
Danger Lab_ (Cut
Hand)
777S30108
DischargeDoor
777S30143
Danger
B
Foam Gdp
Engine
15
69
Ref.
No.
Pad No.
Code
17
17098
Hinge Clip
18
731-0872A
Rear Flap
19
682-3025
Handle Bracket Ass'y LH
20
21
682-3024
736-0356
22
712-0798
Handle Bracket Ass'y RH
Bel! Washer .39" ID x 1.38"
Hex Nut 3/8-16 Thd.
24
741-0484
Bearing
29
30
682-0025A°0665
753-0588
Deck Assembly
31
736+0524A
Ref.
NO.
DeecrlpUon
51
52
53
Blade Adapter Kit
32
710-1944
Blade Bell Support
Hex Bolt 7/16-20 x 1.5"
33
742-0740
20" Mulch Blade
46
738-6102
Axle Bolt
47
736-0105
Bell Washer .400" ID x .88"
48
49
738-0507B
14832
50
15262B
Part NOI
15261A
734-1978
14579
Code
Description
Height Adj. Plate
Wheel Assembly
Height Adj. Ass'y. Comp. R.F.
&L.R.
14579
Height Adj. Ass'y. Comp. L.F.
&R.R.
57
710-0654A
58
736-0504
Hex Lock Wash.HD. Screw
3/8-16 x 1.0" Lg.
Wave Washer
63
_82-7002
64
731-1409
Mulching Plug
Chute Deflector
65
736-0270
Bell Washer
66
710-0599
69
731-1933
Hex Wash. HD. TT Screw
1/4-20 x .5" Lg.
Cover: Front End
--
731-1426
Hub Cap (Not Shown)
;boulder Bolt
Spring Lever Assy. w/Knob
Pivot Bar
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SECTION 15: Your Notes
Date
Maintenance
Any Comments?
17
Schedule
Your Notes continued
Date
Maintenance
Any Comments?
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Schedule
MANUFACTURER'S
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR:
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For TWO YEARS from the date of retail purchase
within the United States of America, its possessions
and territories, MTD PRODUCTS INC will, at its
option, repair or replace, for the original purchaser,
free of charge, any part or parts found to be
defective in material or workmanship. This warranty
covers units which have been operated and
maintained in accordance with the operating
instructions furnished with the unit, and which have
not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use,
neglect,
accident,
improper maintenance
or
alteration.
Units exported out of the United States: MTD
PRODUCTS INC does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through MTD PRODUCTS INC's
authorized channels of export distribution.
Other Warranties:
Normal wear parts or components thereof are
subject to separate terms as noted below in the "No
Fault Ninety Day Consumer Warranty" clause.
All normal wear part failures will be covered on this
product for a period of 90 days regardless of cause.
After 90 days, but within the two year period, normal
wear parts failures will be covered ONLY iF caused
by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER
component parts. Normal wear parts are defined as
batteries*, belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags,
rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes,
shave plates and tires.
How to obtain service: Warranty service is
available, with proof of purchase, through your local
authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check the yellow pages or contact
the Customer
Service Department
of MTD
PRODUCTS INC, P. O. Box 368022, Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-9722. Phone: 1 (800) 800-7310. The
return of a complete unit will not be accepted by the
factory unless prior written permission has been
extended by the Customer Service Department of
MTD PRODUCTS INC.
1.
The engine or component parts thereof carry
separate warranties from their manufacturers.
Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's
warranty on these items.
2.
*Batteries are covered by a 90-day replacement
warranty.
3.
Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders or
component parts thereof are covered by a one
year warranty.
4.
All other warranties, express
or implied,
including any implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby
expressly disclaimed in their entirety.
5.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty
provide the sole and exclusive remedy of MTD
PRODUCTS INC's obligations arising from the
sales of its products. MTD PRODUCTS INC will
not be liable for incidental or consequential loss
or damage.
How state law relates to this warranty: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state. Certain disclaimers are not allowed in some
states and therefore they may not apply to you
under all circumstances.
NOTE: This warranty does not cover routine
maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such as
brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck
adjustments. Nor does this warranty cover normal
deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or
Transportation
charges: Transportation charges
for the movement of any power equipment unit or
attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser.
exposure.
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