Owner's Manual JCRRFTSMHN'J 19.5 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER 6 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917,271810 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Repair Parts [_ This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment, For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sear• Craft•man Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance ....................................... 19 Service and Adjustments .................... 23 Storage ............................................... 29 Troubleshooting .................................. 30 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly .............................................. 8 Operation ............................................ 12 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to 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. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as btades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply, This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates. IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting 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. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow alt 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 end 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. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower. related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO" • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overtum the machine. Tal/ grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments, These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. 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 notmow 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. • IlLCHILDREN Tragic accidents canoccuriftheoperator • isnotalerttothepresence ofchildren. Children areoftenattracted tothe machine andthemowing 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 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 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 handling gasoline and other fuels, They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off " and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • • • • • • Never run a machine inside a closed area. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debds build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended pads, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across: • Remove obstacles such as recks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. 4 • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. _,Look for !his symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. ,_ CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. CAUTION= Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. _ CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. ,_WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. ,_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. PRODUCTSPECIFtCA_ONS GASOLINE 3.5GALLONS CAPACITY UNLEADED ANDTYPE: REGULAR OILTYPE API-SF-SJ): OIL CAPACITY: SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) 3.0 PINTS _PARK PLUG: GAP: .030") VALVE CLEARANCE: CHAMPION RJ19LM OR J19LM INTAKE: .004"-.006" EXHAUST: .007"..009" IROUND SPEED FORWARD: VIPH): 1sT 1.2 2"0 1.5 3 R° 2.4 4 TM 3.5 5 TM 4,8 6 TM 5.3 REVERSE: 1.5 'IRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI REAR: 10 PSI DHARGING SYSTEM: 3 AMPS BATTERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS BATTERY: AMP/HR: 30 MIN. CCA: 240 CASE SIZE: U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you expedence any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".Repa=r AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storege" sections of this owner's manual. ,_WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered 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 service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 6 Steering Wheel (' , (1) Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Steering Wheel Insert I_ (1) Large Rat Washer (1)_e*BO_ _/,_-1_x,-1/4 <,)'oc_ou, _/_0-,_ / Steering Wheel , Adapter , /'--_-:, J / / / _ @ _(1) € Keys (,_,oo_washor _ / / Stee_ng Steering Extension Shaft Boot (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Knob Slope Sheet Video Cassette r-7 (2) Keys 7 O Yournewtractorhasbeenassembled atthefactory with exceptionof those parts left unassembledfor shippingpurposes.To ensure safe and properoperationof your tractorall parts and hardwareyou assemble mustbe tightenedsecurely.Use the correcttoolsas necessaryto insurepropertightness.Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel, 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and gdll. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. A socketwrenchset willmake assembly easier, Standard wrenchsizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16" wrench (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Utilityknife (1) Pliers (1) Tire pressuregauge When right or left hand is mentionedin this manual, it means, from your pointof view, when you are in the operating position(seated behindthe steering wheel). TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON t. Remove all accessible loose parts and partscartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom,along lineson all four cornersof cation, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additionallooseparts or cartonsand remove. Insed 3/8 F_/3/8 Hex So_ _/Lockwasher Large Flat Washer BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extensionshaft onto lower steedngshaft. Align mountingholes in extensionand lower shaftsand install5/16 hex boltand Iooknut. Tighten securely. 2. Place tabs of steeringboot over tab slotsin dash and push downto secure, HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions), INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cress bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 8 • %% , • I. -. NOTE; You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid• ..--... i Label J TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. INSTALL SEA1; Adjust seat before tightening adjustment. knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. • 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten• 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat :: Adj TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutcWbrake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress.clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE position and hold, Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9, Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Bolt 9 INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and stide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck, 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. _CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place, Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. Deflector Mulcher CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be propedy leveled. See "TO LE',TEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade ddv, belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Vedfy that the bel are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 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. Latch Hooks 10 CHECKLIST Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were ovednflated at the factory). ,,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be propedy inflated for leveling). J' Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are propedy clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,I 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. 11 These symbolsmay appear on your tractoror in literature suppliedwith the product, Leam and understandtheir meaning. BA]_ERV CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED A r_'= R N ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED REVERSE NEUTRAL H L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR IGNITION ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED lr t MOWER LIFT PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 12 KNOWYOURTRACTOR READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOURTRACTOR Compare the illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof variouscontrolsand adjustments.Save this manualfor future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter Choke Control Light Ignition Switch -_. Lift Lever Plunger Throttle Attachment LiftLever Control Clutch/ Brake Pedal _Height Adjustment Indicator Parking Brake Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting and controlling engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCWBRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Usedto release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). 13 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or standard safety glasses. HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Yourtractoris equippedwith an operator presencesensing switch. When engine is running,any attemptby the operatorto leave the seat withoutfirstsettingthe parkingbrake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brakepedal intofull "BRAKE" positionand hold. 2. Race parkingbrake lever in =ENGAGED="positionand release pressurefrom ctutcWbrakepedal. Pedal shouldremain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parkingbrake will hold tractorsecure. C-ok I1 e Control "_ _ . Clutch/Brake\ _,\', Pos.on _ _ /"_" •Disengaged" Position _" / \\V\ Position Pa .= -ngBr.ks -*. ---- " 7_ "Brake" Position I • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized USe. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. AttachmentClutch Lever • • .. Engaged Posit=on _. -_--_IgnitionKey Control_ | Gearshift Lever STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mowerblades,moveattachment clutchlever to "DISENGAGED"position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop groundddve, depressclutch/ brake pedal intofull =BRAKE" position. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE• Move throttlecontrolto slow position. NOTE: Failureto move throttlecontrolto slow positionand allowingengine to idle beforestoppingmay cause engine to =backfire". ,_CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THRO'n'LE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move geamhiff lever to desired position. 3, 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. 14 TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 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. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • 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. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "ro ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground, install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Gauge Wheel _/>_'_-_ Mounting _ ( _--L'_-_ Bracket "_._( S_;/ 1"0 OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Stad mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES * disengage attachment clutch control. _.CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. Attachment Clutch Lever Position Position Low _ Position TO OPERATE ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. A slope guide at the back of your manual is provided for your use. • Choose the slowest speed before stading up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. o/° _ __,_ 3/8 Washer .-----J':J_-_j Gauge Wheel----'_'_ _ Attachment Lift Lever High Position JShoulder Bolt 15 TO TRANSPORT ADD GASOLINE • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor, Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fue! next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. _CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. BEFORE STARTINGTHE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. 16 COLD WEATHER STARTING (50" F and TO START ENGINE below) When startingthe engine for the fiP3ttime or if 7. When engine starts, slowly push the engine has run out of fuel, it willtake extra choke control in until the engine crankingtime to move fuel from the tank to the begins to run smoothly. Continue to engine. push the choke control in small steps 1. Sit on seat in operating position, allowing the engine to accept small depress clutch/brake pedal and set changes in speed and load, until the parking brake. choke control is fully in. If the engine 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) starts to run roughly, pull the choke position. control out slightly for a few seconds 3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENand then continue to push the control GAGED" position. in slowly. This may require an engine 4. Move throttle control to fast position warm-up period from several seconds 5. Pull choke control out for a cold to several minutes, depending on the engine start attempt. For a warm temperature. engine start attempt the choke control • The attachments can be used during may not be needed. the engine warm-up period and may NOTE: Before starting,read the warm and require the choke control be pulled out cold starting procedures below. slightly. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 clockwise to "START' position and feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) release key as soon as engine starts. the carburetor fuel mixture may need to Do not run starter continuously for be adjusted for best engine performance. more than fifteen seconds per minute. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the If the engine does not start after Service and Adjustments section of this several attempts, push choke control manual. in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above) 7. When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. 17 MOWINGTIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. Sea "1"O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dded clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower the best cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. MULCHING MOWINGTIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recur 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. • 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 eady afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • 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. • 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. Max 1/3 [ 19 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Brake Operation _ Check Tim Pressure I_ Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems I_ CheCk for Loose Fastaners _ I_ / g_/7 Shaq_en/Rep_ace MOWer Blades _4 Lubdca_on Chart _ ll_ Check Battery Lever Clean Battery and Terminals _ CheCk Transaxle COOling I1_ Adjust Blade Belt(a) Tension KS Adjust Motion Drive Belt(e) TenSion _s / Check Engine Oil Level l# t _1 Change Engine Oil _2.: Clean Air Filter i_2 Clean All Screen 11_2 Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester Jl_ II_ Replace Oil Filter (I1 equipped) (1_1: Ctean Engine Cooling Fkls _= Replace Spark Plug I_ Replace A_ Filler Paper Cartridge I_2 Replace Fuel Filler GENERAL The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negflgence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. Al! 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. BEFORE EACH USE 1. 2. 3. 4. LUBRICATION CHART RECOMMENDATIONS Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. - Spindle (_ Zerk Zerk (_ Front Wheel Bearing Zerk _) Wheel Bearing Zerk : I Ii T-" Gearshift '_---' _---" Pivots SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oi_ _)General Purpose Grease (_ Refer to Maintenance "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 graphite type lubricant sparingly. 19 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly TrailingEdge Up.... _aoe Center _. _'_.._ Hole _,',_ Flat Washer_"_'-_:_ / _1%_ :_7) Washe'_H:B_ar *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLAOE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced: Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with baiancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded podion 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. 5/8" orPin _ 2O lade / -'_-_ Center Hole _._ BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its _ife. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour, NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not atlempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2, Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. •3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery _See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The be_ts 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. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with APt se_ice classification SF-SJ. when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oi! fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Oil DrainValve according to your expected operating tempe.rature .............. , Closed Locked I Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption _...v #_._ '_L_E_'_-:'/_''__" Cap / 21 _.__ DrainTube 1 CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. ENGINE COOLING FINS Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Air guide covers must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). _T Cover Knob Wing Nut Top Air Guid..de Cover NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s). IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. l__,g EngineCooling Fins "" Cartddge Foam Pre-Clasner Cartridge Air Scre_ Cover (Both Sides) AIR RLTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pie-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob(s) and cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. 3, $, 5. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace _m-cleaner. -;. Reinstall pro-cleaner over cartridge. 7. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). FO SERVICE CARTRIDGE I. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate. _.. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entedng carburetor. L Clean cartddge by tapping gently on flat surface. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage, SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season, if fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required, 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Clamp CLEANING • Cleanengine, battery, seat,finish, etc. of atl foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor 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. BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position• 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spdng. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. ." Small Retainer Spring SuspensionArms . .... -_"=-'*-:'_ . •j ,v •, Square Hole Clutch S Retainer S Anti-Swa • Fmnt Link Collar Springs Sides) Housing Large Spring Bracket 23 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway, Make sure tires are properly inflated (See PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge o_ mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" ot each other. • if adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighlen In link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment n_ on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. BottomEdge _ of Mower to/---_ _ Ground _l _of 1_) • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Mandrel °_ i. ° BottomEdge Mowerto Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length 1_ "°und ._ --i Suspension Arm Nut "E" Lift Link Adjustment Nut FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. tf 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 obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" 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. Trunnion Nut "F_ Front Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual), 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. 24 BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of removal 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides• 6. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Mandrel TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley. 5. Install new belt by reversing above Idler Pulleys Pulley _ _ v Mandrel Pulley j f-C, ,I procedure, TO ADJUST BRAKE Engine Pulley Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. • .. Clutching Idler J Stationary / Idler TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The trensaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows: 1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N). NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the transaxle is in neutral. 2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel. 3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position. 4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely, NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. "Engaged" Nut "A" With Parking Brake / _ _ Jam Nut Operating Arm 25 TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK BATI'ERY • I,CAUTION: Lead-acid batteriesgenerate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materialsaway from batteries. Always wear eye protectionwhen around batteries. Adjustment if your battery is too weak to start the engine, it Bolt should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE sectionof this manual). TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNIf "jumper cables" are used for emergency MENT starting, follow this procedure: If steering wheel crossbars are not IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a horizontal (left to right) when wheels are 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehical must also be a 12 volt negative positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per grounded system. Do not use your tractor instructions in the Assembly section of this battery to start other vehicles. manual TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to The front wheel toe-in and camber are not the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each adjustable on your tractor. If damage has battery, taking care not to shod occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or against chassis. camber, contact a Sears or other qualified 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable service center. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS charged battery. 1. Block up axle securely. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, washers to allow wheel removal (rear away from fuel tank and battery. wheel contains a square key - Do not TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER lose). 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and 3. Repair tire and reassemble. then from the fully charged battery. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align 2. RED cable last from both batteries. grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts "Positive" (+) "Negative" (-) dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Gearshift Lever Neutral Lock Gate L.H. Washers Rentaining_ Axle Cover _fr_F__ Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) 26 REPLACING BATTERY TO REPLACE _,CAUTIO,N: Do not shod battery terminals oy a,owmg a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time• Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK batte_ cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery ceb_e to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. • Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Terminal Access . Keps _: " Cable Terminal Guard legative Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill• 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood, 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure. _./Hood , L ,:: !' ,-_ Headlight /. I Wire Connector ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL 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 isnecessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2, Check that swivel is against side of quarter circle, tf it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and _ull cable back until swivel is against uarter circle. Tighten cable clam ) screw securely. AND RELAYS Clamp Screw----- Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly,stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring• See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. Quarter Circle _Swivel 27 TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4 Reassemble air cleaner. Choke Closed Casing TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the mixture screw in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fueVair mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING - FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift] motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (countemlockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions. 4. Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn, Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. ldle Speed crew Idle Mixture Screw Throttle Lever Idle Speed 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted properly (see above). 2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns. Screw\ nro e) Lever __ "_'__crev_ 28 ' r Mlxtue Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. Also, experiance 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 and engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. 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. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable altemative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL _CAUTION: Never store thetractor w th gasoline in the tank inside abuilding where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR 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. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. BATFERY Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to =START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposites from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose. or tank during storage. • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor 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 tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly, 3. Engine flooded. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See"TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start, 4. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug, 5. Dirty air fitter. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 6, Replace fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 8. Check all wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment, 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 10.Contact a Sears or other 10,Engine valves out of adjustment. qualified service center. Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Enginewill not 'turn over 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug, 3. Recharge or replace battery. Dirty fuel filter. 4, Replace fuel filter. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill Stale or dirty fuel. with fresh gasoline. Loose or damaged wiring. B. Check all wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. B. Contact a Sears or other Engine valves out of adjustment. qualified service center. 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. 5. 6, 7. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. 8. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operatorpresence switch(es). Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery" terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 3O 11. Depress clutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact e Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM Lose of power CHART CORRECTION CAUSE 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirly oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirly fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Didy engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffter. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose b_ade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter, 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins 12.Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14.See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace Tighten 2. Replace 3. Tighten Replace blade. blade bolt. blade mandrel. loose part(s). damaged pads. Enginecontinues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Poorcut-uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. ".14 TROUBLESHOOTING Mower blad(la will not rotate Poor grass discharge CHART CAUSE PROBLEM CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades impropedy installed. 1O.lmproper blades used. 11 .Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged widng. 5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Sad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Engine "backfires' when turning engine"OFF" 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11.Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s). CheckJreplace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. 5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connec tions. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 32 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 SCHEMATIC RED SATFERY AMMETER (OPTIONAL) RED BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. SECAUSE OF THIS, THE SRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE L_GHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST, iGNiTION SWITCH OFF RUtJ/LIGHT RUN M÷G÷A1 NONE B+A1 A2+L B+A1 NONE HEADLIGHTS F NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS REMO_A_,LE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE= IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOGLD BE REPLACE_3 TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING, 33 TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.271810 =LECTRICAL / i i 34 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 55 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 153664 166182 4152J 4799J 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 170217 71110408 131563 175141 121433X 141940 17490508 Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4 Case Battery Bolt. Btr Front 1]4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch, Interlock Push-In Hamess Light Socket (W/4152j) Bulb Light #1156 Cable Battery Cable Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground Switch Seat Switch Ign Key Molded Craltsman Hamess Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 Cover Terrninal S_enbld Ammeter Rectangolar 6 Amp Protection Wire Loop Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.271810 3HASSIS ANDENCLOSURES 212_ 17_ - _159 12 115 _ 36 TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.271810 CHASSIS ANDENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 20 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 60 64 74 114 115 142 143 144 145 159 206 207 208 211 212 -- Chassis Assembly Drawbar Screw 3/8_16 x 3/4 Bumppr Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16xl Panel, Dash, L.H. Clip Tinnerman Gdlle P/L panel, Dash, R.H. Hood Assembly BumperHood Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fubl Line Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge LoCknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 Unc Grille/Lens Asm Lens, Grille Fenci/Ftrest Bracket, Fender Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-1B x 1/2 Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H. Nut Lock wllnsert I/4-20 UNC Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Bracket Grille Pickoff LH Screw Hex Wshd 8_18 x 7/8 Bracket Grille Plckoff RH Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75 Air Duct P/L B&S Bo_t Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT NutCrownlOCk 3/8-16UNC Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chas_s Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cupholder Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Nut Hexflange Lock insert Lens Reflective Plug Button NOTE: 169830 169061 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 155927 145660 172107)(010 144983X558 126938X 156437 124028X 19131312 STD541437 156725X558 155217X599 164919X558 139976 17499598 169834 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STC522507 14_47 STD533707 154798 STD541437 158112 17060620 165867 154966 154207 156524 155123X428 170165 1767_J05 17670605 145212 165919 5479J All component dimensions given in U S inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 GROUND DRIVE 72 70 ,_ 66 50 49 _ 4 51 _ 37 26 27 38 116 150 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 ........ 2 3 4 5 6 6 10 11 13 14 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 36 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 146682 123666X 120(XX_8 121520x 1706_512 165866 STD561210 105701X 74550412 10046400 73800500 STD523710 STD541437 106933X 130604 STD541237 106888X STD551037 STD561210 145204 71673 169592 STD523107 155071 120183X STO351062 STD571810 131494 STD523727 4470J 165838 19131312 127783 154407 123205X STD523715 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X STD523712 130801 16..°691 17060612 DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Peedess 206-545C Spring, Retum, Brake Pulley, Transaxle Ring, Retainer Strap,Torque Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 ROd Shifter Fender STLT Pin, Cotter Washer, Shift Plate Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8 Washer Lock H W Helical Nut Lock HX W/Ins 5/16-18 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr 5 Nut Kncb Rod, Brake Nut Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal Beadng, Nylon Washer ROll Pin Pulley, Idler, Flat Bolt Spacer, Split .395 x .59 Keeper, Belt, Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Putiey, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry Sti Retainer, Bait Bolt Nut Crown LOCk3/6-16 UNC Nut Crown Lock 5/16-16 UNC Link, Clutch Spring, Clutch Return Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Belt, Center Span Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 KEY PART NO. NO. 6_ 63 64 65 66 70 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 90 96 112 113 116 145 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 20_ NOTE: 8883R 140186 71170764 STD65114S 154778 134683 19132012 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 12!748X STD580025 145C90 165592 165711 19171216 166231 150360 158391X428 124346X STD624003 19091210 127285X 72110610 74490540 165850 1913-3210 1660(_ 165589 165494 72140406 736804OO 74780416 19091010 165623 16688O 165492 165.580 173898 169613 169593 72110612 DESCRIPTION Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5 Washer Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-proof Guide, Mower Ddve Belt, R,H. WaSher 13/82 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga, Spacer, Axle washer 26/82 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Rng Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga Key Woodruff Arm, Shift Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20 Spdng, ToPslon Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Nut, Nylock Console, Shift, STLT Nut, Self-Thdlng, Wsh Hd 114 Retainer Spring 1" Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge Strap Torque 90 Degrees Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Ddve Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrtod 5/161D x 1.125 Bracket Shitt Mount Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5 Nut Crowolc_k 1/4-20 Uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-26Unc x 1 Gr 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 16 Ga Bracket Pivot Lever Sc(ew 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Lt Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear Nyllner Snap-In Washer Nyllner Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 All component dimensions given In U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810 STEERING i ,.... I- ___j _1 <I;! ' ,_42 ;;2: 62 44 / 40 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 STEERING KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 lO 11 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 3o 32 36 37 38 39 4o 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 63 63 65 66 67 68 79 8o 63 85 SteshngWhebl Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R,H, Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27F32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Beadng, Steedng Cblumn Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer, Bearing, Axle Nut, Hexftange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steedng Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support, Shaft Screw Hex Wshhd Torx Pitlman Shaft Assembly Bracket, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod, Tie Bushing, Steehng Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/g x 12 Gauge Gripco Nut Adaptor, Steedng Wheel Boot, Steedng Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT Cap,Spindle Rglng, Grease Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Kit Steedng Asm SerVice Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1Gr 5 Spacer Axle Beadng Arm Piftman Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket SuSp Chassis Front Fastner ChdstmasTree NOTE: 139768 154427 169840 169_39 6L_66H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 169832 STD551137 136518 145212 156546 57079 160395 t 65857 165851 15,N06 126847X 136874 19131416 t 70_3612 STC561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 STC541537 100711L 145054X428 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M S_t431 7478(3520 167902 STD523710 160367 154404 72140618 169827 19132012 74950612 169835 133835 All component dimensions given In U. S. inches I inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271810 ENGINE 1_ 14 38 81 39 _ 33 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 TRACTOR - MODE L NU MB ER 917.271810 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 27 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 45 81 Control, Throt Paddle Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 461707-0147-E Muffler Exhaust Exhaust Asm. Left Exhaust Asm. Right ClampTube Doubte Engine Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Seres Heat Shield Lt Washe_"LOck Hvy. Helical 1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x ,75 Gasket, Muffler TuDe Drain Oil Easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard ContmlChoke Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap FueIGuage Clamp, Hose Spacer Pad Line, Fue_ Plug, Oil Drain Easy Pad idler Screw Hex Webs/8-16 x 3/4 Nut Keps Hax 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE: LJ 170647 17720410 ...... 149723 144069 144068 138129 171877 145552 STD551125 STD522507 165287 148456 STD551237 17490624 169837 145996 73920600 152927 137180 157103 1616S6 123487X 106082X 8543R 148315 1C9227X 17000612 73510400 All component dimensions given in U. S. inches I inch = 25.4 mm A'*4..... 1 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PART NO. 140123 14(3531 71110616 19131610 145O06 6TD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 174894 166369 121246X DESCRIPTION Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zl Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML Washer 13/32 X I X 14 Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 121248)( 72050412 1_ 121250X 123976X 171852 S_1431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap SIk Ny150 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl-1/2 Spacer Split 28 X 96 ZIrt¢, Spring Cprsn 1 27 Elk Phi Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Boff Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 NOTE: 44 All component dimensions given In U. S. Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 DECALS 6 7 9 13 7 15 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 156439 176681 171696 171697 177253 133644 177265 177263 163204 156368 Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, 13 15 19 20 22 --* - -* 146046 160396 138047 172331 149516 13831 t 165800X428 165799X428 177297 177298 Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor Decal, Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Battery Diehard Sears Decal, Deck Sears Decal, Battery Decal Lilt Handle Pad Footrect LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish Fender Danger Sears Engine Hood, R,H, Hood, L,H, Hood Side Maintenance Lower Dash Rp]cmnt Fender, Craftsman Gold Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S WHEELS AND TIRES KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NOTE: 45 DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Sewlce Item Only) 106732X4,?.7 Rim, Front 278H Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) 9040H Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Only) 106108X427 Rim, Rear 122082)( Tire, Rear 7152J Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service item Only) 104757X428 Cap, Axle All component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U. S. TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBEH 9 t _.27 t 61U LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 13 13 2O 15 19 15 46 TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lilt Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge Beadng, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger. Red Link, Lift, LH. Link. Lift. R.H. Retainer Spdng Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC Trtxtnion Nut Lock wPNsh 1/2-13 UNC Ann, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spdng Beadng, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 $TD624008 173288 73350800 130171 73800800 1398_8 163552 169865 73540600 All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.271810 MOWER DECK :146 1 34 119 27 48 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO, 1 2 3 165892 BTD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 165460 $1"D624006 130832 850857 STD551137 140296 134149 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 128774 110485X 140_29 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 134753 131267 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 157722 129963 153535 137266 STD533717 133835 131494 STD5510_7 40 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 59 $TD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 174284 131340 STD541410 139888 131845 133943 155046 165723 141043 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Mower Decl_ Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck RetsinerSprlng Arm, Suspension, Rear Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened Blade, Mulshlng Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Includes Key Number 12) Housing, Mandrel Vented Beadng, Ball Maodrel Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vodex NutCrownlock5i16-18UNC Stiffener Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Washer Head Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt Fastner, Chdstmas Tree Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC Guard, Mandrel L H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Roltsr Assembly, Cam Follower Bolt, Shoulder #t 0-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retsiner Guard, TUV Idler 67 68 92 101 1(_ 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 129 130 149846 144959 STD541437 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2C_9J 155197 155198 17060514 STD541431 72110504 4898H 165746 73930600 STD551G37 143723 19131312 STD523710 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 o- STD.533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169G_2 165898 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169871 169672 169669 17720410 STD5.33717 130794 - - 169583 NOTE: AQ DESCRIPTION Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Mulsher Cover Screw Pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/8 Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, WeJd Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH. Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H, Screw 5/16-18 Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, CentedOCk 3/8-16 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Bracket Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1 Arm Spdng Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idier Ral Bolt Cardage Idler Spdng Extension Spdng Returrl Idler Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 In Washer Flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer ROdClutch Screw Hex Ttld Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4 Mandrel Assembly (includes Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32) Mower Deck, Complete (Standard Deck, Order Separately Mulcher Plate and Gauge Wheel Components, Key NOS. 101-106 and 111-121) All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C 157 .,_3131A 157 I NUMBERS HERE 50 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 8 8A 9 10 11 12 13 772147 780086A 770128 776395 776409 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 778309 778368 14 778368 15 17 18 20 21 22 25 25A 26 27 28 29 778370 786188 7861G2 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 780199 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 7880_3 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799GZl DESCRIPTION Transaxle Cover Needle Beadng 5/8" Transaxle Case Countershaft Output Shaft Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key Woodruff Key #9 Shift Collar Shift Rod & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14) Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include. 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Ddve Pin Spacer 1,130 X ,695 Bail 5/16" dla Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" Spring .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust Washer ,627 ID x .031W ThruetWasher .762 ID x ,O31W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Anti-Rotation Washer .632 CupWasher 1.127 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W (Use As Needed) FlatWasher .750 ID x .062W Oil Seal 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (l_g of 2) KEY PART NO. NO. 39 40 786026 792076A 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 65 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 79(X)25 786066 786_6 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 77 79 82 788078A 792144 778333 83 85 87 150 157 180 S00 778338 792154 788089A 788093A 788088A _A 794712 NOTE: DESCRIPTION DOwel Pin Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W Brake Lever Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4 _ Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Brake Pad Holder Space,' .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (1%15 / 16" Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Spur Gear (23 teeth) Spur Gear (19 teeth) Spur Gear (16 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Spur Gear (13 teeth) SpurGear(17teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 teeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) FlatWasher .563 ID x ,062W input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer .8g0 Square Cut Ring "O"Rlng Flat Washer 1,128 ID x .058W Inveded Retaining R_ng Spring .430 OD x .5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil Fill Plug Oil Seat 9 / 16" Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3/4 _ Gear Oil 80W90 ReplacementMST 2B6-545C Transaxle All component dimensions given in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271810 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3 8471 569_ 441_ 523 1125 _¢_ 449_ 634 g 552A 552 404 o 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET i ! 741_ 146 r_l 1019 LABEL 1132 KIT I 11098OwNER'sMANUAL I _ 15 _ 52 _r REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTAU- SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL, TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 BRIGGS & STRATI"ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3 51 205_ 634A o 202 305_" 61_ 01A 122_ 50_ 267 t 44_ 660_ 212 203_ 30_ 197 531 s4_ 51A y 865A %.. 107J _ 1o2_._. _ 637 102@ , 267 % J _ 761_ _ , [1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION 106 _' 6- o 807 1006 _ 859 634V ;'5_ 9;'1 1060 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3 513 783 1051 697 y 803 797 @ 544 801 358 GASKET SET 634 7 _12 54 TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.271810 BRIGGS & STRATrON KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 5A 7 7A 8 498583 399265 391086 493304 691162 691163 271867 271868 495754 9 10 10A 11 12 27803 690334 690366 280225 273390 271188 271189 13 15 16 19 20 23 24 25 27 28 28 94565 94239 690666 399264 291675 491180 222698 499180 499181 499182 499183 499184 499284 499186 499187 691299 498319 498320 29 29 32 33 498314 498541 691133 390420 34 35 36 40 41 42 45 46 47 48 50 51 51A 53 54 73 75 78 91 691302 65906 26828 221596 292260 494553 261368 691161 393415 498542 213290 271412 270884 690321 93208 691438 225137 591134 693483 26 ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Bushing/Seal Nit Seal-Oil Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder #1 Head-Cylinder #2 .$ Gasket-Cylinder Head #1 •$ Gasket-Cylinder Head #2 Breather Assembly (Cylinder #1) •$ Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Screw (Breather Cover) Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase (.015" Thick, Std.) Gasket-Crankcase (.005" Thick) Gasket-Crankcase (,009" Thick) Screw (Cylinder Head Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Bushin Seal-Oi_ Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S. Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.) Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.) Ring Set, Piston (Standard) Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O.S.) Ring Set, Piston (.020 "O.S. Ring Set, Piston (.030 "O.S.) Lock-Piston Pin Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.) Pin Assembly-Piston (.005" O.S.) Rod-Connecting (Standard) Rod-Connecting (.020 U,S.) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust (Include(s): 494553 Keeper-Valve (Rsf. No. 42 ) Va ve- ntake Spring-Valve Intake Spring-Valve Exhaust) Retainer*Valve Exhaust Retainer-Valve /Exhaustl Keeper-Valve Tappet-Valve Camshaft Slinger-Oil Short Block Manifold-intake -o Gasket-Intake Gasket-Intake Screw (Carburetor Screw (Intake Manifold Screen-Rotating Washer (Flywheel) Screw (Flywheel Fan) Body Assembly-Upper 461707, KEY NO. PART NO. 95 97 98 102 104 105 107 108 109 117 121 122 125 130 133 146 147 161 163 177 187 690718 693485 807923 693509 693506 692078 693482 693505 693498 693538 693500 491539 281411 693479 693504 693512 94196 693508 691401 271411 271170 499167 197 202 203 205 209 2tl 212 215 219 220 690364 690570 280997 690322 691273 261563 693985 690481 394348 690412 222 227 235 240 244 258 267 278 297 491282 491297 224995 394358 230318 94930 690316 691366 94289 TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3 DESCRIPTION _ (_ O • • Screw (Throttle Valve) Shaft-Throttle Kit-Idle Speed Gasket-Carburetor Body Pin-Float HinnQ=e Valve-Float Needle Body Assembly-Lower Valve-Choke Shaft-Choke Jet-Main Jet-Main (H!@hAltitude) Carburetor Kit Spacer Carburetor Valve-Throttle Float-Carburetor Key-Timing Jet-Pilot Base-Air Cleaner Gasket-AIrCleaner Seal-O-Ring Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Back Plate) Link-Mechanical Governor Crank-Bell Screw (Bell Crank) Spring-Governor Sprln -Governor Link-_hrottle Guide-Air Gear-Governor Washer-Thrust (Governor Gear) Bracket-Control Lever-Governor Shield-Fuel Spray Filter-Fuel Connector-Hose (Pulse Line) Screw (Engine Sump) Screw (Casing Clamp) Washer (Governor Lever) Nut-Wing (Air Filter Retainer) 304 691390 305 690960 306 690414 306A 690435 Housln_BIower Screw lower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Shield-Cylinder RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 :1: :_ Included in Gasket Set,Kit, RefRef Number 358. Included in Carburetor Number 121. Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number 1095. Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861. NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm R_ TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271810 BRIGGS & STRATTON KEY NO. PART NO. 307 309 310 311 332 333 334 337 356 383 386 391 392 404 423 425 432 433 434 435 441 445 447 449 474 482 510 513 523 525 527 535 544 552 552A 562 94930 497596 690323 497608 230674 394891 94731 802592 495868 89838 693490 693487 693491 690442 691100 94823 693492 693489 693493 693494 691176 394019 690297 94882 393474 93621 497606 398003 691385 690823 690423 272490 497603 690553 690552 690311 569 572 573 592 601 615 615A 616 634 634A 635 637 643 689 697 725 726 741 783 789 797 272645 690415 690764 92278 95162 690326 690317 491530 690657 271013 66538 693510 496700 690555 93585 280866 391362 691285 693059 695050 94010 ENGINE-MODEL DESCRIPTION O+ O+ Q+ 1_+ • • Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set Wrench-Spark Plug Gasket-Pump Body-Pump Spring-Pump Diaphragm Washer (Governor Crank) Screw Air Cleaner Base) Screw (Air Cleaner Cover Cap-Spring Diaphragm-Fuel Pump Cover-Diaphragm Screw (Diaphragm Cover) Braskat-OilFill Filter-Air Screw (Air Guide Cover) Screw (Oil Fill Bracket) Alternator Screw (Alternator) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick Tube-Oil Fill Clamp-Tube Filter-Air Armature-Starter Bushing (Governor Crank) Bushing (Governor Crank) Bolt-Carriage (Governor Lever) Gasket-Base Cover-Breather (Cylinder #2) Plate-Back Nut (Governor Lever) Clamp-Hose Retainer (Governor Crank) Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor Seal-Governor Shaft Washer-Foam Boot-Spark Plug Washer-Seal Retainer-Air Filter Spring-Friction Screw (Drive Cap) Shield-Heat Gear-Ring Gear-Timing Gear-Starter Wiring Harness Nut (_tarter Terminal) NUMBER 461707, KEY NO. PART NO. 797A 801 802 803 807 822 847 851 859 861 865 865A 868 868A 869 870 871 693167 394860 497607 691427 693511 693497 495715 493880 693486 _+ 693502 691196 691197 497656 273312 261463 262924 261961 231218 393456 495901 393815 877 881 918 934 955 968 971 1005 1006 1019 1036 1051 1058 1081 1090 1095 1125 1132 1136 1137 1138 ---- NUMBER 0145-E3 DESCRIPTION Nut (Starter Terminal) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Spacer Washer-Seal (Throttle Shaft) Dipstick/Tube Assembly TerminaI-Caple Diaphragm-Fuel Pump Kit-Fuel Pure Cover-Air GulPde Cover-Air Guide Seal-Valve Seal-Valve Seat-Valve (Intake) Seat-Valve (Exhaust) Bushing-Guide (Exhaust) Bushing-Guide (Intake) Wire-Alternator Plate-Cover Hose-Vacuum (Cylinder-ToImpulse Pump)(Cut to Required Length) 94627 Screw (Fan Retainer) 693513 Plug-Carburetor 691207 Cover-Air Cleaner 690720 Screw (Upper Body To Lower Body 498157 Fan-_lywheel 691247 Retainer-Fan 496726 Label Kit 694979 Label Kit-Emission 263080 Ring*Retaining 273688 Owner's Manual 280860 • Seal-O-Ring 497605 Retainer-Brush 498047 Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul 691104 Screw (Cover Plate) 690353 Screw (Oil Slinger) 690329 Screw (Governor, Control Rod) 690390 Washer (Governor, Control Rod) 690330 Nut (Governor, Control Rod) 445777-0027-E1 Replacement Engine RPM Settings: + TYPE Included Included Included 1095. Included 861. Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Gasket Set,Kit, RefRef Number 358. in Carburetor Number 121. in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 56 NOTES R7 NOTES SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL _ _ Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not I greater than 15 ), never imrois the face. Make tums gradu- I ally to prevent tipping or lois of control. Exercise extreme I slopes._=.... changing ............................... direction on -___ I Get it fixed, at your home or ours! 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