Craftsman 917.386060 Owner`s manual

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MODEL NUMBER 917.386060
OWNER'S MANUAL
oAssembly
. Operation
Customer
Responsibilities
Service
Adjustments
Repair Parts
Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
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Printed in U.S.A.
SAFETY
RULES
Practices for
Walk-Behind
Safe Operation
Mowers
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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,
SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF INJURY. YOUR UNIT IS
EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATOR PRESENCE
CONTROLS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
TRAINING:
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Read this operator's manual carefully. Become familiar with
the controls and know how to operate your mower properly.
Learn how to quickly stop mower.
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Do not continue to run your mower if you hit a foreign object.
Follow the procedure outlined above, then repair any damage before restarting and operating you mower.
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Do not allow children to use your mower. Never allow adults
to use mower without proper instructions.
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Do not change the governor settings or overspeed the
engine. Engine damage or personal injury may result.
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Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, especially
small children and pets.
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Do not operate your mower if it vibrates abnormally. Excessive vibration is an indication of damage; stop the engine,
safely check for the cause of vibration and repair as required,
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Use mower only as the manufacturer
scribed in this manual,
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Do not run the engine indoors.
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Do not operate mower if it has been dropped or damaged in
any manner. Always have damage repairedbefore using
yourmower.
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Donot use accessory attachmentsthatarenot recommended
by the manufacturer. Use of such attachments may be _
hazardous.
Never cut grass by pulling the mower towards you, Mow
across the face of slopes, never up and down or you might
lose your footing. Do not mow excessively steep slopes. Use
caution when operating the mower on uneven terrain or when
changing directions - maintain good footing.
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The blade turns when the engine is running.
Never operate your mower without proper guards, plates,
grass catcher or other safety devices in place.
intended and as de-
PREPARATION:
MAINTENANCE
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Always thoroughly checkthe area to be mowed and clear it of
all stones, sticks, wires, bones, and other foreign objects.
These objects will be thrown by the blade and can cause
severe injury.
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Always wear safety glasses or eye shields when starting and
while using your mower.
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Dress properly.
Do not operate mower when barefoot or
wearing open sandals. Wear only solid shoes with good
traction when mowing.
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Check fuel tank before starting engine. Do not fill gas tank
indoors, when the engine is running or when the engine is hot.
Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before filling the
gas tank. Clean off any spilled gasoline before starting the
engine.
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Check the blade and the engine mounting bolts often to be
sure they are tightened properly.
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Keep all safety devices in place and working.
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To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine free of grass, leaves
or excessive grease and oil.
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Check grass catcher often for deterioration and wear and
replace worn bags. Use only replacement bags that are
recommended by and comply with specifications of the
manufacturer of your mower.
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Always keep a sharp blade on your mower.
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Allow engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
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Never store mower with fuel in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or an ignition source
such as a hot water heater, space heater, clothes dryer, etc.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
OPERATION:
Keep your eyes and mind on your mower and the area being
cut. Do not let other interests distract you.
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Do not mow wet or slippery grass, Never run while operating
your mower. Always be sure of your footing - keep a firm hold
on the handles and walk.
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Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts, Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
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Always stop the engine whenever you leave or are not using
your mower, or before crossing driveways, walks, roads, and
any gravel-covered areas.
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Never direct discharge of material toward bystanders nor
allow anyone near the mower while you are operating it.
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Before cleaning, inspecting, or repairing your mower, stop the
engine and make absolutely sure the blade and all moving
parts have stopped. Then disconnect the spark plug wire and
keep it away from the spark plug to prevent accidental
starting.
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Look for this symboi'to
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point out im-
CAUTION!t!
ALERT!!!it means
YOUR
portant safetyBECOME
precautions,
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting
CAUTI0N'I"'' Always disconnect
'spark
up, transporting,
adjusting
or making
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A WARNING A
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive
harm.
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AND STORAGE:
Check all bolts, nuts and screws at frequent intervals for
proper tightness to be sure mower is in safe working condition,
Always make wheel height adjustments before starting your
mower. Never attempt to do this while the engine is running.
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Exhaust fumes are danger-
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears Lawn
Mower. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, r_lease contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Department.
We have competent, welttrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair
this lawn mower.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your lawn mower
properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917:386060
SPECmFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
5,0
DISPLACEMENT:
11.5 CU. IN.
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.5 QUARTS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SFiSG):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
20 OZS.
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
CHAMPION RJ19LM, RJ19LM
STD36t458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
.008"
EXHAUST: ,008"
SERIAL
NUMBER
SOLID STATE IGNITION
AIR GAP:
,0125 iN_
DATEQF PURCHASE
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
35-40 FT. LBS.
THE MODEl_ AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A DECAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF'THE
LAWN MOWER HOUSING
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEF tN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
A Sears Maintenance
CUSTOMER
AGREEMENT
Agreement is available on this product,
Contact your nearest Sears s[ore for detai!s.
RESPONSiBiLiTIES
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Read and observe the safety rules.
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Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your lawn mower.
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Follow the instructions
under "Customer Responsibilities"
LiMiTED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
ON CRAFTSMAN
POWER MOWER
For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up
according to the otserating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual. Sears wili repair free of charge any
defect in material or workmanship.
If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from
the date ol purchase.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as rotary mower blades, blade adapters, belts,
air cleaners and spark plug.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankshafts and the failure to maintain
the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER TO THE NEAREST
•SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE
THIS PRODUCT iS iN USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
"['his Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which van/from
state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 VVA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS 60,179
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES .................. ;......................................... 2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS.,. ................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ........................ 3,9-11
WARRANTY ..........................................................
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ASSEMBLY ..........................................................
......... 5
OPERATION ..................................................................
6
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .......................................
9
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ................................ 12
STORAGE ...................................................................
13
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................
19
REPAIR PARTS- LAWN MOWER ........................ 14-15
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
16-18
PARTS ORDERINGISERViCE .................................... 20
INDEX
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Accessories ....................................
Adjustments:
Carburetor ..............................
Engine Speec_ ........................
Handle Height ........................
Height of Cut ............................
Air Filter:
Replacement ..........................
Service ...................................
Assembly ........................................
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5
12
12
12
7
11
11
5
Engine:
Air Filter .................................
Oil Change .............................
Oil Level .................................
Oil Type .................................
Starting ....................................
Stopping ...................................
Storage ..................................
Customer Responsibilities .............. 9
Air Filter ................................. 11
Blade Care/Re placement ....... 10
Engine ....................................
11
Lubrication ............................. 11
Spark Hug ............................. 11
Cutting Levels .................. :.............. 7
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5
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Capacity ................................... 3
Storage ................................... 13
Type ......................................... 7
Blade:
Sharpening .............................. 9
Replacement .......................... 10
Controls:
Engine Zone Control ................ 6
Engine Speed Control .............. 6
Operator Presence
Control Bar ............................... 6
Options:
Accessories
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Fuel:
B
C
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11
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8
8
13
Operation:
Engine Control ......................... 7
Grass Catcher ........................ 10
Mower ......................................
7
Operator Presence
Control Bar ............................... 7
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Repair Parts:
Engine ...............................
Lawn Mower .....................
Responsibilities,
16-18
14q5
Customer ..... 3,9-11
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Handle Adjustment:
Assembly ................................. 5
Cutting Height ........................ 12
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Lubrication:
Engine ...................................... 9
Lawn Mower ............................ 9
Safety Rules ...................................
2
Service and Adjustments ..............
Carburetor ..............................
Discharge Guard ....................
Engine Speed ........................
Handle .....................................
12
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12
12
12
Spark Plug ....................................
11
Specifications .................................
3
Maintenance Agreement ................ 3
Maintenance SchedUle .................... 9
Speed Control:
Engine ....................................
12
Starting the Engine ......................... 8
Stopping the Engine ....................... 8
Mowing Tips ...................................
Storage .........................................
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Oil:
Trouble Shooting Chart ............... 19
Engine ....................................
Storage ...................................
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Warranty .........................................
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LAWN lVl WE
ACCESSORIES
These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are also available at most Sears ,retail outlets
and service centers. Most Sears stores can also Order repair parts for you, when you provide the mode_ number of your lawn
mower. Some of these accessories may not apply to your lawn mower.
LAWN
t_OWER
PERFORMANCE
CLIPPING DEFLECTOR
FOR REAR DISCHARGE LAWN MOWERS
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GRASS CATCHERS
FOR
SIDE DISCHARGE
LAWN MOWERS
FOR
REAR DISCHARGE
LAWN MOWERS
LAWN MOWER MAINTENANCE
AiR FILTEF_S
MUFFLERS
BLADE ADAPTERS
ENGINE ©IL
WHEELS
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BLADES
SPARK PLUGS
ASSEIVl
Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety
before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn
mower, Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the
factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled
for Shipping purposes. Ait parts such as nuts, Washers,
bolts, etc., necessary to complete the assembly have been
placed in the parts bag. To ensure safe and proper
operation of your lawn mower, all parts and hardware you
assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct
tools as necessary to ensure proper tightness.
TO REMOVE
CARTON
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LAWN
MOWER
OPERATOR PRESENCE
CONTROLBAR
LIFT UP
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Remove loose parts included with mower,
Cut down two end corners of carton and lay end panel
down flat.
Remove all packing materials except padding between
upper and lower handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
Roll :lawn mower Out of carton and check carton
thorougly for additional loose parts,
LOWER HANDLJE
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Raise handles until lower handle sectio_ locks into
place in mowing position,
Raise upper handte section into:place on lower handle,
remove protective padding and tighten both handle
knobs,
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN
MOWER
TO UNFOLD
HANDLE
LY
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(See Fig. 1)
iMPORTANT:
UNFOLD HANDLE CAREFULLY SO AS
NOT TO PINCH OR DAMAGE CONTROL CABLES.
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Remove handle padding holding ope_ator presence
control bar to upper handle_
'Your lawn mower handle canbe adjusted for your
mowing comfort,
Refer to "Adjust Handie" in the
Service and Adjustmeflt section of this manual
OPERATION
KNOWYOUR
LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the
illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this
manual for future reference.
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These symbols
their meaning;
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may appear on your lawn mower or in Hterature supplied
CAUTION
OR WARNING
ENGINE
ON
ENGINE
OFF
FAST
SLOW
CHOKE
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with the product.
FUEL
OPERATOR
OIL
Learn and understand
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
PRESENCE
CONTROL
BAR
ENGINE ZONE
CONTROL CABLE
STARTER
HANDLE
HANDLEKNOB
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GASOLINE
FELLER CAP
ENGINE OIL CAP
WITH DIPSTICK
/ENGtNESPEED
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CONTROL
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PRIMER
HOUSING
WHEEL
DISCHARGE
:
GUARD
MEETS CPSC
ADJUSTER
(ON EACH WHEEL)
SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS
Sears rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform tothe safety standards of the American National Standards Institute
and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The blade turns when the engine is running.
OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR - must be held
down to the handle to start the engine. Release to stop the
engine.
ENGINE SPEED CONTROL - located on the side of the
engine which allows you to select either fast (=_) or slow
(_)
engine speed°
PRIMER _pumps additional fuel from the carburetor to the
cylinder for use when starting a cold engine,
STARTER HANDLE o used for starting the engine.
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OPERATION
The operation of any lawn mower 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
lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety
mask over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
.qA_ss_s
HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
(See Fig, 2)
ENGINE SPEED
CONTROL LEVER
The engine speed is controlled by a lever located on the
side of the engine. Fast (_) position is for starting engine,
normat cutting and better, grass bagging.
Stow (,_)
position is fo_ light cutting, trimming and fuel economy.
ENGINE
ZONE
CONTROL
CAUTION: Federal regulations require
an engine controJ to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the
risk of blade contact ini_Jryo Do not
under any circumstances
attempt to
defeat the function of the operator control The bBade turns when the engine _s
running.
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Your lawn mower
ence control bar
positioned behind
operate the lawn
TO ADJUST
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F_G_ 2
LOWER W},CEELS
FOR HIGH CUT
RAiSe_ W{4EELS
FOR LOW CUT
is equipped with an operator preswhich requires the ope_'ator to be
the lawn mower handle to start and
mower.
CUTTNNG HEIGHT
(See Fig, 3)
Raise wheels for _ewcut and lower wheels for high cut.
Wheefs are set in low cut for Shipping. Adjust cutting
height to suit your requirements. Medium position is
best for most law,is.
To change cutting height, squeeze adjuster lever toward wheel. Move wheel up or down to suit your
requirements.
Be sure all wheels are in the same
setting°
BEFORE,
STARTING
ENGNNE
OiL (See Fig. 4)
Your lawn mower is shipped without oit in the engine.
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Be sure mower is level and area around eli fill is clean.
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Remove engine oit cap w/dipstick and fill to the full line
on the dipstick.
Use 20 ozs. of oil. For type and grade of oil to use_see
"ENGINE" in Customer Responsibilities section of this
manual.
Pour oit slowly. Do not over fill.
,, Check oil level before each use. Add oil if needed. Fill
to full line on dipstick.
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To read proper level, tighte n engine oi! cap each time.
Reinstall engine oif cap and tighten.
After the first two (2) hours of mowing, change the oil.
and every 25 hours thereafter.
You may need to
change the oi_more often under dusty, dirty conditions.
GAS (See Fig. 4)
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Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded
gasoline wi!l increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase f.uet in quantities the! can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
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ENGINE OIL CAP
W/DIPSTICK
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WARNING:
Experience indicates tibet _lcohoi blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethano! or methanol) can
attract moisture which !eads to separatioh and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the tuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before stor _
age of 30 days or longer. Drain the fuel tank, start the
engine and iet it run until fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additiona! information.
Never use engine or
carburetor cieaner products in fuel tank or permane_tt
damage may occur.
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OPERATION
TO START ENGINE
MOWING
To start acotd engine, push primer five (5) times before
trying to start. Use a firm push. This step is not usually
necessary when starting an engine which has already
run for a few minutes.
TiPS
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Under certain conditions, such as very tail grass, it may
be necessary to raise the height of cut to reduce
pushing effort and to ke.ep from overloading the engine
and leaving clumps of grass clippings.
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For extremely heavy cuttjng, reduce the width of cut
and raise the rear of the lawn mower housing one (1)
wheel adjuster setting higher than the front for better
discharge of grass.
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Move engine speed control lever to fast (_) position.
Hold operator presence control bar down to the handle
and pull starter handle quickly. DO NOT allow starter
rope to snap back.
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To STOP engine, release operator presence control
bar.
For better grass bagging and most cutting conditions,
the engine speed should be set in the fast (,_) position.
NOTE: In cooler weather it may L_enecessary to repeat
priming steps. In warmer weather over priming may cause
flooding and engine will not start. If you do flood engine wait
a few minutes before attempting to start and DO NOT
repeat priming steps.
For side discharge lawn mowers, cutt,ng in a counterclockwise direction, starting at the outside of the area
to be cut, spreads grass clippings more eVenly and
puts ess oad on the eng ne To keep cl ppings off of
walkways, flower beds, etc., make the first cuts in a
clockwise direction.
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Pores in cloth grass catchers can become filled with dirt
and dust with use and catchers will collect less grass.
To prevent this, regularly hose catcher off with water
and let dry before using.
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Keep top of engine around starter clear and clean of
grass clippings and chaff. This will help engine a_rflow
-and extend engine life.
CUSTOMER
MAINTENANCE
RESPONSI
LITIES
SCHEDULE
FILL _N DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check for Loose
SERVICE
DATES
Fasteners
Cleanifnspect
Grass Catcher
(_f Equipped)
Clean Lawn Mower
Clean Under Drive Cover
(SetfrPrope{led
Mowers)
ChecWSharpen!Replace
Lubrication
Blade
Chart
Clean Battery/Recharge
(Electric Start
Check Engine
Oil Levei
Engine
Clean Air Filter
Inspect
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Oil
Muffler
Clean or Replace
Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
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3
4
- Change more often when operating under a heavy load orin high ambient tom 3eratures.
_ Service more oftor_ when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
- ReDtace blades rno_'e often when mowing in sandy soil.
- Charge 48 hours at end of season,
LUBRICATION
GENERAL
CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
ENGINE O_L
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive fu!l value from the warranty, operator must maintain
mower as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments Will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit
AI adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
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Once a year, replace the spark plug, clean or replace
air filter eiement and check blade for wear. A new spark
plug and clean/new air filter element assures proper
air4uef mixture and helps your engine run better and
last longer.
Follow the maintenance schedule in this manual.
BEFORE
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EACH
USE
Check engine oil level
Check for loose fasteners.
HANDLE BRACKET
MOUNTING PIN
SPRAY LUBRICANT
LUBRiCATiON
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION
REFER TO CUSTOMEF_ RESPONSIBtUT_S
SECTION.
CHART").
"_NG_NE"
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT Of LOR GREASE PLASTIC WHEEL
BEARINGS.
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS
WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LiFE OF
THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
tF YOU FEEL
THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY,
POWERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY.
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIE
LAWN MOWER
BLADE
ADAPTER
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
CRANKSHAFT
KEYWAY
TIRES
o
BLADE
Keep tires free of gasoEne, oil, or insect controf chemicals which can harm rubber.
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Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
CARE
For best results, mower blade must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
TO REMOVE BLADE (See Fig, 5)
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place
wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug.
= Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air tilterand
carburetor are u p.
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SHAFT
HARDENED
WASHER
LOCK WASHER
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Remove blade and attaching hardware
washer and hardened washer).
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause eventual damage to lawn
mower or engine,
Use
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(bolt, lock
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NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and check the key
inside hub of blade adapter. The key must be in good
condition to work properly. Replace adapter if damaged.
TO REPLACE BLADE (See Fig. 5)
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ADAPTER
TO SHARPEN BLADE
Protedt your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade with
heavy cloth.
Remove blade bott by turning counter-clockwise.
a 9/16" box or open-end wrench.
BLADE
FIG. 5
Use a wood block between blade and.mower housing
to prevent blade from turning when removing blade
bolt.
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TRAILING
EDGE
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 balarice, drive a nait into a beam or wall.
Leave about one inch of the straight nail exposed.
Place center hole of blade over the head of the nail. 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.
Position the btade adapter on the engine crankshaft.
Be sure key in adapter and crankshaft keyway are
aligned.
GRASS CATCHER
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Position blade on the blade adapter aligning the two (2)
holes in the blade with the raised tugs on the adapter.
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The grass catcher may be hosed with water, but must
be dry when used.
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Be sure the trailing edge of blade (opposite sharp
edge) is up toward the engine.
tnstatl the blade bolt with the lock washer and hardened
washer into blade adapter and crankshaft.
Use block of wood between blade and lawn mower
housing and tighten the blade bolt, turning clockwise.
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Check you r grass catcher often for damage or deterioration. Through normal use it will wear. If catcher
needs replacing, replace only with a manufacturer
approved replacement catcher. Give the lawn mower
model number when ordering,
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(if purchased as an accessory)
The recommended tightening torque is 35_40 ft. tbs.
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
you do, be sure the blade is balanced.
blade - but if
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CUSTO
R RESPONS[
[LiT[ES
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quaiity detergent oil ratedwith API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature,
SAE VISCOSITY
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GRADES
CONTAINER
TEMPERArURE
IqANGE
ANTICIPATED
BEFORE
NEXT
O_L CHANGE
FIG. 6
NOTE: Although,multFviscosity
oils (5W30, 10W30 etc,)
improve starting in cold weather° these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oif consumption when usea above
32°F. Checkyour engine oil !evel more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running ,10won oiI.
COLLAR
Change th,e oil after the first two hours of operation and
eve_ 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the lawn
mower is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
arid after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil
ptug :securely each _ime you check the oil level.
SLOT
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 6)
NOTE: Before tipping iawn mower to drain oil, drain fuel
.tank by running engine until fuel tank is empty.
,
AIR FILTER
FIG. 7
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place
wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug.
MUFFLER
Remove engine oii cap; lay aside on a clean sufface,
o
Inspect and replace conoded muffler as it could create :a
fire hazard and/or damage.
Tip lawn mower on its side and drain oil into a suitable
container. Rock lawn m,ower back and forth to remove
any oit trapped inside of engine.
SPARK
Wipe off any spilled oit on lawn mower and on side of
engine,
•
CLEANING
Fill engine with oil Fill only to the "FULL" line or_the
dipstick. DO NOT OVER FILL.
o
Replace engine oi{ cap.
o
Reconnect
PLUG
Change your spark plug each year to make your engine
start easier and run better. Set spark pIug gap at .030 inch.
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MQWER HOUSING FREE OF, BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN THE UNDERSIDE OF YOUR MOWER
AFTER EACH USE,
spark plug wire tO spark plug.
AIR F_LTER
_,_1_
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by
using a dirty air filter.
Replace the air filter every year, more often if you mow in
very dusty, dirty conditions
Do not wash air filter.
•
TO CHANGE AIR FILTER (See Fig: 7)
o Remove the air filter cover by turning counterc(ockwise
to the stop and pull away from collar.
Remove filter from inside of cover.
,
Clean the inside of the cover and the collar to remove
any dirt acct4mutation..
insert new filter into cover,
o
Put air filter cover and filter into collar aligning the tab
with the slot.
o
Push in on cover and turn clockwise to tighten.
f_
_
plug.
Pl_"
- where !t
the spark
Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and
carburetor are up. Clean tile unders:ide of your iawn
mower by scraping to remove build-up of grass and
trash.
Clean engine often to keep trash from accumulating, A
clogged engine runs hotter and shortens engine life.
o
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free Ofall gasoline,
oil,etc.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clear]
lawn mower unless the electrical system, muffler, air
filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in _>h_,rt(.,1,d enqine tile,
11
SERVICE
AND ADJUSTMENTS
[ _
| A_
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Release control bar and stop engine.
__
•
Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
from spark plug and place where it cannot come_
LAWN MOWER
REAR
SHIPPING POSITION
MEDIUM LOW
DEFLECTOR
MEDIUM
HiGH
The rear deflector, attached between the rear wheels of
you r mower, is provided to minimize the possibility that
objects will be thrown out of the discharge opening into the
operator mowing position. If the rear deflector becomes
damaged, _tshould be replaced.
DISCHARGE
GUARD
The discharge guard, attached to the discharge opening of
your lawn mower, is provided to prevent the possibility of
injury resulting from objects being thrown out of the discharge guard opening into the operator mowing position.
FIG. 8A
TO ADJUST
HANDLE
(See Figs. 8 -10)
Your lawn mower handle can be raised or lowered for your
mowing comfort. Four (4) positions are available: high,
medium high, medium tow and low. Handles are shipped
mounted in the medium low position.
= To change from medium low to medium h gh position.
the upper and lower handle sections will have to be
turned over (See Fig. 8B).
= Remove the cable clips.
o
Remove the controls and operator presence control
bar from the upper handle.
*
Remove the starter rope guide from the lower handle.
o Remove hairpin cotters.
°
Disconnect the lower handle from the handle brackets
(See Fig. 10),
° Turn the handle over and reassemble the hairpin
cotters that have been removed.
o Reassemble the starter rope guide.
Reassemble the controls and the operator presence
control bar tothe upper handle.
FIG. 8B
2_:o¸ _
LOW
"___
HIGH
FIG. 9A
FIG. 9B
LOWER
HANDLE
CAUTION: The operator presence control bar must pivot freetyto permit blade/
brake engagement when control bar is
released. Do not overtighten the fastenets holding the controls to the upper handte.
-
,
To change from medium
upper handle section will
Fig. 9A),
To change from medium
lower handle section will
Fig, 9B).
ENGINE
low to high position only the
have to be turned over (See
ow to low position, only the
have to be:turned over _See
X
/
HAIRPIN CLIP
\
HANDLE
BRACKET
FIG. 10
CARBURETOR
ENGINE
SPEED
Your carburetor has a nomadjustable fixed main et for
Your engine speed has been factory set. Do not attempt to
mixture control, If your engine does not operate properly
increase engine speed o_ it may result in personal injury, If
due to suspected carburetor problems, take your lawn
you believe that engine is running too fast ortoo slow, take
mower to an authorizea service center for repair and
your mower _o an authorized service center for repair and
12 adjustment.
adjustment.
STORAGE
immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the
end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days
or
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
more.
IMPORTANT:
IT S IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
FROM
FORMING
IN E_SSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTE#_ PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR
FUEL FILTER.
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO
EXPERIENCE
iNDICATES
THAT ALCOHOL
B[_ENOE!:b_
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL
OR USING ETHANOL
©__
METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEAOS
TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION
OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE,
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE ;:UEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE,
LAWN MOWER
When tawn 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
o
Clean entire lawn mower (See "CLEANING" in the
Customer' Responsibilities Section of this manual),
,
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, botts, screws, and pins are
securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage,
breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
o
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
,lg;qtly before painting.
HANDLE
Loosen upper handle mounting bolts enough
upper handie to be fo_ded back.
Drain the fuel tank.
•
Start the engine and let it run untit the fu._.llines and
ca _buretor are empty.
•
Never use engine or carburetor cteane_ products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
o
(See Fig, 1!)
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an accept_bte alternative _n
minimizing the formation of fue! gum deposits during s_or..
age. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tan_ or sto_age
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 _qthqLJ_es
after adding
stabilizer to al!ow the stabilizer to reach tn._ carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using rue! stabilizer.
You can fold your _awn mower handJe for s_orage.
5queez., the bosom ends of the lower handle toward
each other until the lower handle clears the handle
bracket, [hen move handle forward.
o
,,
to aIlow
ENGINE
iMPORTANT;
WHEN
FOLDING
THE HANDLE
FOR
STORAGE OR TRANSPORTATION,
BE SURE TO FOLD
THE HANDLE AS SHOWN OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THE
CONTROL CABLES.
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with c_ean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Ressonsibiiities
section of tills manua!),
When setting up your handle from the storage position,
the _owei"handle wilt automatically lock into the mowing
position°
CYLINDER
•
Remove spark plug.
•
Pour one ounce (29 m]) of oil throuQh spa_'k p_u_:;hole
into cylinder.
-
Pull starter handle sfowty a few times to distribute oH.
LOWER HANDLE
Replace with new spark plug.
OTHER
COTTER
Do not store gasoline from one seaso[7 to another.
,
Replace your gasoline Can if your can starts to rest
Rust and/or dirt in your gaso!ine wil_ cause problems,
-
If possible, store your unit indoors a_,_"
'_ cove.r it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
•
Cover your Unit with a Suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Pqastic
cannot breathe which allows conder_sa[ion to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER MOWE:'.F.{
WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
OPERATOR PRESENCE
CONTROLBAR
UPPER HANDLE
FOLDFORW_RD
FOR STORAGE
CAUTION: Never storethe }aw_ mower
:with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach a_ open
flame or spark. Aibw the emgine to
cool before storing in m'_y enclosure.
BACKWARD
MOWIING
POSITION
LOWER
•
HANDLE
FI_G,,! 1
13
REPAIR PARTS
ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NO. 917.386060
1
2
3
1
44
\
35
36 3:
23
25
\
,==&
42
15
2O
\
34
45
25 26
24
22
,-
25
4846
39
\
22 d
53
41
43
44
25
\ 37
38
REPAIR PARTS
ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NO. 917.386060
KEY
NO.
ol
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Ii
12
13
I4
15
16
17
t8
19
20
2I
22
23
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
PART
NO.
86902
145646X479
t51516X479
132001
STD541425
73510400
131959
850733X004
750097
130861
74350424
85827
51793
136376
88348
STD512505
750157
140540
87584X004
701971X479
701969X479
7511592
750388X479
750386X479
750085X007
146630
70033tX004
701037
87589
12000014
87593
87590
750149
750913X004
DESCRiPTiON
Controt Bar
Upper Handle
Lower Handle
Rope Guide
Locknut
Locknut 1/4-20
Handle Bolt
Up-Stop Bracket
Hex Thread Rolling Screw #I0-24 x 3/4
Engine Zone Control Cable
Hex Head Bolt 1/4-20-1-1/2
Cable Clip
Hairpi n Cotter
Handle Knob
Flat Washer 3/8
Hex Head Self Tapping Screw 1/4:20 x 1/2
Support Rod
Rear Deflector
Deflector Bracket
Handle Bracket Assembly (Left)
Handle Bracket Assembly (Right)
Locknut 3/8-16
Support BraCket (Left)
Support Bracket (Right)
Wheel Adjuster Bracket
Spacer
Selector Spring
Selector Knob
Torsion Spring
E-Ring
Housing Bracket Assembly
Hinge Rod
Discharge Guard
Axle Aim Assembly (Rear)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
36 61651
37 142748
38 62335
39 151161
40 145935X004
4t
151163
42 57143
43 83923
44 77400
• 45 74760612
'46 59289
47 55187
48 85463
49 STD541425
51 150406
53 700869X479
54 134027X479
55 48346
56 851201X004
57 851514
58-850973
59 851074
60 850263
61 851084
64 151202
-153169
DESCRIPTION
Spring Washer (Rear)
Shoulder Bolt 3/8q6
Beilevifle Washer
Wheel & Tire Assembly (Rear)
Axle Arm Assembly
Wheel & Tire Assembly (Front)
Wave Washer
Locknut 3/18-16
Hubcap
Hex Head Bolt 3/8-I 6 x 3/4
Flat Washer
Screw 5/!6 _18 x 3/4
Danger Decal
Locknut 1/4-20
Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Front Baffle
Rear Baffle (Not Shown)
Lawn Mower Housing (Incl. Ref. #20, 46, 47, 48, 53, 54)
Engine Washer
Blade Adapter
22" Btade
Washer
Helical Hardened Lockwasher 3/8
Hex Head Machine Screw 3/8-24 x 1/4 Grd. 8
Engine - Craftsman Model No. 143.965004
Owner's Manual (English/Spanish)
Available accessories not inciuded with lawn mower:
71 33072
7_1!33201
7t 33623
71 33500
7! 33300
7_1 33316
Grass-Catcher
Mulcher Kit
Gas Can (2.5 gat.)
Fuel Stabilizer
SAE 30W Oil (20 oz.)
Mower Cover
CRAFTSMAN
4-.CYCLE ENGINE
MODELNUMBER
143.965004
_:-370K
MODELand SERIAL
NUMBERSHERE
/
119
'""310
_"3)7
"1
!
¼
16
CRAFTSMAN
REF
NO.
1
2
6
7
12A
12B
I4
t5
16
17
18
19
20
3O
40
40
40
41
41
PART
NO.
36478A
26727
33734
36557
36558
34695
28277
30589
32651
31335
650548
36281
32600
35996
36073
36074
36075
36070
36071
41
36072
42
42
42
43
45
46
48
5O
52
69
7O
72
75
80
81
82
83
86
89
90
92
93
100
101
!03
110
119
I20
125
125
36076
36077
36078
20381
30963B
326t0A
27241
35992
29914
35261
34311D
36083
27897
30574A
30590A
30591
30588A
650488
611004
611112
650815
650816
34443A
610118
651007
34961
36477
36476
36471
36472
126
I26
130
135
150
293!4B
29315C
6021A
35395
35991
4,-CYCLE ENGINE
MODELNUMBER
!43.965004
REF
NO.
151
169
172
174
178
182
184
185
186
DESCRiPTiON
Cylinder (lncl. 2,7,20 & 125)
Dowel Pin
Breather Element
Breather Ass'y, (Incl. 6 & 12A)
Breather Cover &Tube (Incl, 12B)
Breather Tube Elbow
Washer
Governor Rod (Inci, t4)
Governor Lever
Governor Lever Clamp
Screw. 8_32 x 5/16"
Extension Spring
Oi_ Sea!
Crankshaft
Piston. Pin & Ring Set (Std.)
Piston, Pin & Ring Set (.010" OS)
Piston, Pin & Ring Set (.020" OS)
Piston & Pin Ass'y. (Std,) (incl, 43)
Piston & Pin Ass'y.
(.0!0" OS) (lnclo43)
Piston & Pin Ass'y.
(.020" OS)(lncl. 43)
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (,010" OS)
Ring Set (.020" OS)
Piston Pin Retaining Ring
Connecting Rod Ass'y. (Incl..46)
Connecting Rod Bolt
.Valve Lifter
Camshaft (MCR)
Oil Pump Ass'y.
Mounting Flange Gasket
Mounting Flange (Incl. 72 thru 83)
Oil Drain Plug
Oil Seal
Governor Shaft
Washer
Governor Gear' Ass'y. (Incl, 81)
Governor Soool
Screw, t/4-20 x t-1/4"
Flywheel Key
Flywheel
Bellevilie Washer
Flywheel Nut
Solid State Ignition
Spark P_ug Cover
Screw, Torx T-15, 10-24 x 15/16"
Ground Wire
Cylinder Head Gasket
Cylinder Head
Exhaust Valve (Std,) (Incl, 151)
Exhaust Valve
(1t32" OS) (Incl. 151)
intake Valve (Std,) (fncl, 151)
Intake Valve (1/32" OS) (Inc!. !5I)
Screw, 5/!6-18 x 1-1/2"
Resistor Spark Plug (RJ19LM)
Valve Spring
PART
NO.
31673
27234A
32755
30200
29752
6201
26756
36544
34337
189 650839
19! 36559
195 610973
200 35727
202 36482
203 31342
204 650549
205 650777
207 34336
209 30200
215 32410
223 650451
224 34690A
238 650932
239 34338
241 35797
245 35066
250 35065
260 36420A
261 30200
262 .650831
275 36473
277 650988
285 35000A
287 650926
290 30705
292 26460
298 28763..
300 34369B
301 36246
305 35647
306 34265
307 35499
309 650562
310 35648
313 34080
370A 36261
370B 35167
370K 36695
380 632646
390 590694
400 36481
417 650760
DESCRIPTION
Valve Spring Cap
* Valve Cover Gasket
Valve Cover
Screw, 10-24 x 9/t 6"
Nut & Lock Washer, 1/4-28
Screw, 1/4-28 x 7/8"
* Carburetor To Intake Pipe Gask,Jt
_n_akeP!pe
Governor Link
Screw, I/4-20 x 3/8"
S.E, Brake Bracket (Incl. !95)
Terminal
Control Bracket llncl. 202 thru 205)
Compression Spring
Compression Spring
Screw. 5_40 × 7/!6"
Screw, 6_32 x 21/32"
Throttte Link
Screw, I 0-24 x 9/t6"
Control Knob
Screw. !/4-20 x 1"
* Intake Pipe Gasket
Screw, 10-32 x 49/64"
* Air Cleaner Gasket
Air Cleaner Cotlar
Air Cleaner Fitter
Air Cleaner Cover
Blower Housing
Screw, 10-.24 x 9/16"
Screw, 1/4-20 x !/2"
Muffler (Incl. 277)
Screw, t/4-20 × 2-5/16"
Starter CL_p
Screw, 8-32 x 21/64"
Fuel Line
Fuel Line Clamp
Screw, 10--32 x 35/64"
Fue! Tank dnct. 292 & 30t)
Fuel Cap
Oil Fill Tube
* "O"-Ring
"O"-Ring
Screw, 10_32 x 1/2"
Dipstick
Spacer
Lubrication Decal
Control Deca
Starter Decal
Carbureto[(Incf.
184}
Rewind Starter
Gasket Set (Incl. items Marked *)
Screw, 8-32 x 3/8" {Optional)
RPM High 2900 to 3200
RPM Low 2450 to 2750
(NOTE: This engine could have been built with 590737
starter. Refer to the design of the rope pulley strength
ribs for part identification. Individual starter parts do not
interchange.)
NOTE: All component dimensions gwen _n U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 m
17
CRAFTSMAN
CARBURETOR
4=CYCLE ENGINE
.
NO. 632646
NO.
- - 632646
NO.
q_--2
,_/..Ly__,.,...,,
___:_
._ f'_,\,_._
_._ _
_>_
i___
_j
[_%..,,
_.-_
"
_"
REWIND
STARTER
STARTER
143.965004
NO. 590694
NO. 590737
DESCR|PTION
Carburetor
1
2
4
5
6
7
631615
631767
631184
631183
632504
650506
Throttle
& Lever
Assembly
(Incl. 184Shaft
of Engine
Parts
List)
Throttle Return Spring
Dust Seat Washer
Dust Sea, (Thrott,e)
Throttle Shutter
Shutter Screw
16
25
27
631807
631867
631024
Fuel Fitting
Float Bowl
Float Shaft
28
29
30
31
35
35A
632019
631028
631021
631022
632694
632647
Float
Float Bowl "0" Ring
Inlet Needle, Seat, & Clip (Incl. 31)
Spring C}ip
Primer Bulb/Retainer Ring
Primer Bulb Filter
44
48
40
27110
631027
632503
Bowl Nut Washer
Welch Plug, Atmospheric Vent
High Speed Bowl Nut
REF
NO.
-1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
PART
NO.
590694
590599A
590600
590696
590601
590697
590698
590699
590700
590695
12
13
REWIND
NUMBER
REF PART
..
;_
MODEL
590535
590701
DESCRIPTION
Recoil Starter
Spring Pin (lnct. 4)
Washer
Retainer
Washer
Brake Spring
Starter Dog
Dog Spring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y.
Starter Housing Ass'y.
.(40 degree grommet)
Starter Rope (98"X 9/64" dia.)
Starter Handle
REF PART
NO.
-3
6
7
8
11
NO.
590737
590740
590616
590617
590618A
590687A
12
590535
13
14
590701
590741
DESCRIPTION
Rewind Starter
Retainer
Starter Dog
Dog Spring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y
Starter Housing Ass'y
(40 degree grommet)
Starter ROpe
(Length 98"x 9/64" dia.)
Starter Handle
Locking Tab
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S. nches
1 inch = 25.4 m
18
TROUBLES
OOTING
POINTS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Does not start
1_ Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fuel
3. Stale fuel.
4. Water in fuet.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7,
8,
9.
Spark plug wire is disconnected.
Bad spark plug.
Loose blade or broken blade adapter,
Control bar in released position
Control bar defective
5.
6.
Clean/replace air, filter,
Flit fuel tank.
Drain tank and refill with fresh Clean fuel.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor and refill tank with fresh
gasoIine.
Connect wire to plug.
Rep{ace sparkplug.
7.
8
9.
Tighten blade bolt or replace blade adapter.
Depress control bar to handle,
Replace control bar
1.
1.
Set in "H_gher CUt" position,
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Rear of lawn mower housing/blade dragging
in heavy grass.
Cutting too much grass.
Dirty air filter,
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower..
Too much oil in engine.
Walking speed too fast.
2.
3.
Set in "Higher Cut _' position.
Clean/replace air filter.
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Check oil level.
6.
Cut at stower walking speed,
CORRECTION
=
Loss of power
. i
,
_-
_
, =
....
Poor cut - uneven
.......
Excessive
1.
Worn,:bent
2.
3.
4.
Wheel heights uneven.
Low engine speed,
Buildup Of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
or loose blade,
1.
2.
3.
4.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Set all wheels at same height,
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Ctean underside of mower housing.
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose.blade.
Bent engine crankshaft.
1.
2.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
1
Engine flywheel brake is on when control bar is
released.
1
Depress control bar to upper handle before
pulling starter rope.
2.
3,
4.
Bent engine crankshaft
Blade adapter broken.
Blade dragging in grass.
2.
3,
4.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Replace blade adapter.
Move lawn mower to cut grass or to hard surface
to start engine,
1.
2.
Cutting height too low.
Lift on blade worn off.
3.
4.
Catcher not venting air.
Low engine speed.
1.
2,
3.
4_
Raise cutting height.
Replace blade.
Clean grass catcher.
Contact an authorized service center/department,
1.
2.
1.
2.
3,
Grass is too high or wheel height is too iow.
Rear of lawn mower housing/blade dragging
in grass.
Grass catcher too full.
4.
Handle height position not right for you.
Raise
Raise
setting
Empty
Adjust
j
vibration
m
Starter rope hard to pull
i ill
Grass catcher not filling
(If so equipped)
•
_
Hard to push
_ =
.
=
19
3,
4,
cutting height.
rear of lawn mower housing one (t)
higher.
grass catcher
handle height to suit.
IVlDN
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ANUAL
5.0 HORSEPOWER
22" SIDE DISCHARGE
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Each lawn mower has its own modet number,
gine has its own model number.
MODEL NO.
917.386080
Each en-
The modei number for your lawn mower wilt be found on a
decal attached to the rear of the lawn mower housing,
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most
Retail Stores.
iFYOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GiVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- PRODUCT-
FORREPAIR
THIS TOLL
SERVICE CALL
FREE NUMBER:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473=7247)
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
INFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-FON_PART
LAWN MOWER
- MODEL NUMBER - 917,386060
ENGINE - CRAFTSMAN - MODEL NO. 143.965004
= PART NUMBER
- PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians..,
professional technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell.
(1-800-366-7278)
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