Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMI N°J LAWN TRACTOR 15.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.271550 differently from built engine engines.which Before you start the This product haspreviously a low emission operates engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: For answers Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. about this product, to your questions Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance....................................... 17 Serviceand Adjustments....................21 Storage............................................... 27 Troubleshooting ................................. 28 Repair Parts........................................ 32 Sears Service......................Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 SafetyRules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications..........................6 Assembly/Pre-Operation......................8 Operation............................................ 11 MaintenanceSchedule......................17 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 returning 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 used in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, 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 debris, 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. A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made. 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 material 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 returning 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 WARRANTY THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®. This Warranty gives you specific may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck legal rights, and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman 2 and you may also have other rights which Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT: Th scutt ng mach ne s capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety nstructions could result in serious injury or death. ,_l, Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION.II BECOMEALERT!!? YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent acc,idental 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 handlin 9. I. GENERAL • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. . Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. •Tum 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. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. I1. 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. 3 • 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 corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. 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 overturn the machine. Tall 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: 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. • 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 debris 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 parts, 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. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, it possible. • Do not mow near drop-off's, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. 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. 4 • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overtum the machine. Tall 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. 5 PRODUCT REPAIR AGREEMENT SPECIFICATIONS A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. Gasoline 1.25 Gallons Capacity and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type: IAPI-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F Oil Capacity: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: (Gap: .030") Champion Ground Forward: Speed MPH): CUSTOMER 1.1 2nd 1.4 3rd 2.2 4th 3.4 5th 4.3 6th Reverse: 5.5 1.7 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: 14 PSI 12 PSi Charging System: 3 Amps Battery 5 Amps Headlights Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _I_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). RC12YC 1st RESPONSIBILITIES 28 230 UIR 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 experience 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". 6 Steering Wheel Steering Wheel t Steering Sleeve Adapter © © (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 Steering Extension Shaft (1) Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1 (1) Lock washer 3/8 (1) Locknut 5/16-18 Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge _'_! Keys Video Cassette (2) Keys 7 (1)Knob Slope Sheet Yournew tractor has been assembledat the factorywith the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. 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 grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are tisted below. (1) 9/16"wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2"wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). staples in skid that may puncture where tractor is to roll off skid. Steering Wheel _------Insert _r_ TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose pans and parts boxes from canon. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose pans or canons and remove. EXTENSION 1. Slide extension Washer STEERING "'_---_/) bs Steering Boot Adapter -_ Extension _ Shaft 5/olc6nut_ _ Lower .- - - ÷., "... Steering _ , ,_ -.Shaft "- SHAFT AND shaft onto lower /"-- CHECK _. 5/o116Hex , ' Slots BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan 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)• 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 cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. " Flat Washer \ Steering Whe steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL 3/8 Hex Bolt _Large 3/8 Lock _.._ BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE BOOT tires 8 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. Seat Label INSTALL TO ROLL TRACTOR 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. SEAT 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 fiat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. TO DRIVE Operation function section of OFF SKID for location (See and controls) A_,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 clutch/brake 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. 1 0.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. 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 Seat _'_ TRACTOR Bolt Flat Washer _ 9 4"CHECKLIST 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. Before you operate 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. ,I 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 overinflated at the factory). ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/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 properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,I Engine oil is at proper level. ,I Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. 1/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. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts 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. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. or in literature supplied BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED R N ATFACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED @_(_) IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATIACHMENT FORWARD FAST L HIGH LOW CLUTCH DISENGAGED SLOW ! OVER TEMP LIGHT H KEEP AREA CLEAR with the product. UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY (Automatic Models only) 11 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter Ignition Switch Lever Plunger Attachment Lift Lever Throttle/Choke Control Clutch/ Brake Pedal "- "- ...... Height Adjustment Indicator " Brake Lever Gearshift Lever" / Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. A'R'ACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THRO'R'LE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). 12 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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure, Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Throttle/Choke Control Ignition Key led" Brake Pedal Position Parking rake "Engaged" Position Gearshift Lever "Brake" Position "Disengaged" Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES - • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE - • Turn ignition key to "STOP" 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 "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go 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. _I_CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE 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 gearshift 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. TO ADJUST • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE 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. 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, - • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". 13 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 OPERATE MOWER • 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. TO TRANSPORT • 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.). 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. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. To stop mower blades ,_engage 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. TOWING MENTS CARTS ATTACH- 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. -13rescan lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE 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 Mainte- Shield TO OPERATE AND OTHER ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. nance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. 14 ADD GASOLINE 5_ • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. 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. A CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 6. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • 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. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: 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 fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 6. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. (See 'q-O ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 15 MOWING TIPS • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • 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 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. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See 'q'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 already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. 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. f 1 (. L • • J 16 FILL ,.DATES ,s coo T R Check Brake Operation Ik/ I I1_ Check Tire Pressure If / If Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems check for Loose Fasteners SharperVReplace T Lubricatio_ Chart 0 Check Batter'/Level Clean Battery and Terminals R I_ I_s Mower Blades V_ Check Transax_e Cooling qk_ V 6 Check V-Belts V _ Check Engine Oil Level V w i Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) _/tr; E Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) lids,; N Clean Air Filter 11_2 G Clean Air Screen 11_2 NI Inspect Muffler/Spark Attester E Clean Engine Replace Oil Rlter Cooling (If equipped) Fins Replace Spark Plug I_ _ ! Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operahng in high am_ent temperatures. 2 - Service more oflen when operating GENERAL _l_' _ iii## I _2 i I in dirly or dusty conditions. 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. I LUBRICATION ! CHART Q Spindle -Zerk _) Spindle Zerk (_Front Wheel Bearing Zerk ', i Bearing Zerk i i i All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE !_ 3 * Replace ftlades more often when mowing in sandy soil 4 ÷ NOt required if eq u_pped with maint enance*free battery 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bOlt to 35 it-Ifts maximum. DO rot overtighten. under a heavy load or The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. V' t/3 t B _) 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. 17 TRACTOR 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. 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 'qO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES Center Hole • 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 Flat Washer \ Lock Washer Star _---Hex Bolt (Grade) *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE 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 Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement 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 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 balancer.) 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 portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE Mandrel Assembly Trailing J 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. 5/8" Bolt or Pin _ Center Hole 18 Blade / BATTERY NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. 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 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 life. • 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 attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Open battery box door. 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). TRANSAXLE 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 drain plug. 3. After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. 4. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 5. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY -30 TEMPERATURE .10 RAN_ 0 ANTICIPATED /S _ GRADES 10 BEFORE 20 N_ 30 OIL CHANG 40 E 19 Oil Drain ENGINE COOLING FINS AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-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 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. 1. Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. 2. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt. 3. Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. To reassemble, reverse above procedure. PRE-CLEANER 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. . Screws NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. 6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. 7. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE Screws Assembly CARTRIDGE 1. Remove cartridge nut. 2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. 3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall cartridge, nut, 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. Plug Engine Cooling MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) 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 Cover Knob _ 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 Dover Nut Foam Pre-Cleaner Cadridge 8 CLEAN Blower Housing AIR SCREEN gasoline. 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. Fuel Filter _ 2O Clamp CLEANING 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. • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. ,_ WARNING: TO AVIOD SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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 ANY SER- 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. 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. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Sprin! Link Retainer Anti-Sway Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Housing Guide Large Retainer Spring 21 5. 6. 7. 8. FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring. Install belt onto engine pulley. TO LEVEL MOWER side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To 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. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" 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 of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. 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. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to ground 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. Bottom edge of mower to ground Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Q Suspension Arm Nut "F" Lift Link Adjustment Nut Trunn_ 22 - _ Nut "E" TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE 4. 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 'q-O REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around 2. 3. 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. With Parking Brake "Engaged" both mandrel Nut "A" Jam Nut pulleys and idler pulleys Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Install mower (See '3"o Install Mower" in this section of this manual). J _ Mandrel Pulley Idler Pulk TO REPLACE MOTION A'rm ting 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. BELT REMOVAL TO ADJUST BRAKE 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". - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around engine pulley. 4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. Engine__ Pulley Clutching---_Idler Stationary j Idler_ Center Span Keeper Transaxle _. Pulley I 2"3 I! ', TO START BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll around the top groove of engine pulley. 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). TO ADJUST MENT STEERING WHEEL toe-in and camber A WEAK If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. ALIGN- TO ATFACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS TO REMOVE ORDER - 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align 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, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. 1. BLACK 2. CABLES, Retaining Ring Axle Cover _ 24 REVERSE cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Weak or Dead Battery Washers Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) WITH RNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel ENGINE Fully Charged Battery REPLACING TO REPLACE BATTERY FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. ,_WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing 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 seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. 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. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect headlight wire connector. \ i _->-_, Connector Headlight Wire Seat Pan ENGINE Terminal Cove r Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. Keps Hex Bolt Positive (Red) Cable TO ADJUST CABLE Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT THROTTLE CONTROL The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. BULB 1. 2. Raise hood. 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 AND RELAYS 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. 25 2. FINAL SE'n'ING Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. if holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw 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. Move throttle control lever to slow securely. Governor Control Plate Governor Control Lever - position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Tum idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, tum idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclock- \ wise until engine runs rough. Tum valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. Holes "A" TOADJUST Clamp Screw ACCELERATION TEST 4. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, tum idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 tum. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust or damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine govemor, 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-govemed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Throttle Cable CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. 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, tuming idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Tuming the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SE-I-rlNG Idle Speed Screw _Z_,,,_ Throttle _ [ [1"]_ "__ - 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). 26 Lever I VJ_L._-_ Idle Mixture Valve with Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to 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. separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an 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 alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run ,_ILCAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR 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. 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 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. BA'I-rERY • 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 BATI'ERY 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. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline to another. from one season • 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. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. OIL 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start CORRECTION 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 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 'q'o Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10.Contact a Sears or other 10.Engine valves out of qualified service center. adjustment. 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. . Hard to start 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 2, 3. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 5. . Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 6. 7. Engine valves adjustment. 8, Enginewill turn over not Engine clicks but will not start . out of 2. 3. engaged. 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 operator switch(es). presence 2. 3. 4. 8. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Check all wiring. See 'q-o Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified Clutch/brake depressed. Attachment . . pedal not clutch is 28 center. 1. 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 a Sears or other qualified Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. service 1. 2. 3. 4. service center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Loss_power . 2. 3. . 5. 6. CORRECTION Cutting too much grass/too fast. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13.Loose or damaged wiring. 14.Carburetor out of adjustment. 15.Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 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 oi! 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 and Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . 2. 3. 4. Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 29 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM Mower blades will not rotate Poor grass discharge CORRECTION I1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. i3. Frozen idler pulley. 14. 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 10.Improper improperly blades installed. used. 1 1.Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge 1. Switch 2. drive belt. 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. 3. 4. 5. Blown 5. fuse. 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. mower 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. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Replace 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 2. 3. 4. 3. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" is "OFF". 1. Remove obstruction. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 3O Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connec tions. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 SCHEMATIC BAI_ERY AMMETER FUSE (OPTIONAL) i ...... RED r z -- "G A1, STARTER I -' _ _ _ i J CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) l _rrE IGNITION (NOT OCCUPIED) T _ • SEATSWITCH SWffCH BU,_K f ,GE BACK • NT CLUT mAcx (CLUTCH OFF) 1 GROUNDING CONNECTOR (OPTIONAL) B_J_CK ', IGNITION UNIT (_ FUEL; T • _---" _-) = PLUG GAP _ J 2 PLUGS ON TW N CYL ENGINES) T CHARGIN_ 3 AMP FUEL SHUT-OFFSOLENOID IF SO EQUIPPED SY_r O(_ II ReO _M CJJTPUT 2B VOLTS RPM _ I_t.1 L NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATFERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. ASTHE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. AC (CHARGING '5 LIGNTk'_3 SYSTEM OUTPUT AMP AC O 3600 RPM ORANOE IGNITION _ MIN SYSTEM O _ DIStOrt CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 NONE _UN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L RUN B+A1 NONE START B + S ÷ A1 NONE i ALTERNATOR BROWN HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. i ,IL . REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 31 D) _ _ DIODE I NECTE _FI- SWITCH POSITION R PM i TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,271550 ELECTRICAL 22 / I 42 41 26 25 \ 16 \ \ _ \ \ i1 i 29 i i I 28 27 I I i I I I 89 32 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 ELECTRICAL KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 89 163465 74760412 176689 176138 175685 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 180449 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-2Ounc X 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch Interlock Harness Socket Light W/4152J Bulb Light#1156 Cable Battery 6ga 11" red Cable Battery 6 Ga W/16 Wir red Fuse 20AMP Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground 6ga 12" black Switch Plunger Nc Gray Switch Ign Delta Push-in Key Ign Molded Craftsman, Delta Harness Ign Bolt BIk Hex 1/4-20unc x 1/2 CoverTerminal Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 AM P Protection Wire Loop Cover Terminal Battery NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 917.271550 212 3O 29 12 28 25 26 53 _p 5 55 208 11_ 209 54 i 26 °i o oO 33 10 208 26 34 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 145 205 206 208 209 212 - - 174620 176554 17060612 t 55272 174643X010 126471X 168345X010 72140608 155927 145660 172107X010 74180512 7351050O 159639X558 126938X 74780616 19131312 73800600 179101 140273X599 169465X558 136619 179716X558 179717)<558 72110606 17490508 175710 738OO400 19091416 144697 161464 144696 74780412 150127 156524 17490608 170165 17670608 17000612 156229 5479J Chassis Lt Stamping Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 BumperHood/Dash Saddle SLKSCRE FLT SDL Clip Insulator .406 Mtg Hole Dash Stkscr PIm Mash Sym Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1 Panel Asm. Dash Lh Clip "rinnerman Gdlle P/L Panel Dash Rh Screw Mash Trhd 5/16-18unc x 3/4 Nu Keps 5/16-18unc Hood Pnt Steel Private Label BumperHood Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc Grill/Lens Asm Lens Grille FenderPnt Bracket Fender Support Footrest Pnt. Lh Footrest Pnt. Rh Bolt RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 1/4-20 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Bracket Grille LH Screw Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8 Bracket, Grille RH Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Air Duct Private Label LT Engine Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 BL Insert Lens Reflective Plug Button BIk .359 Dia. Choke NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 GROUND DRIVE 32 30 62 _ 35 36 26 37 34 24 25 / 36 TRACTOR ..- MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART NO. NO. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Peedess 206-545C 146682 Spring Retum Brake T/a Zinc 123666X Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires 12000028 Ring Retainer #5100-62 121520X StrapTorque30 Degrees 17060512 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 162240 Bracket Saddle Shift T/a 131679 Rod Shf Sdl LY!YT Str SIk Zinc STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad 105701X Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole 19151216 Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga 74550412 Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch STD551125 Washer Lock Hvy Helical I/4 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-!6 x 1 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc 106933X Knob Rd 1/2-13 PIstc Thds BIk 130804 Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840 STD541237 Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc 106888X Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc 19131316 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad 175765 Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt 71673 CapBrake Parking 174973 Bracket Mtg Transaxle STD52.3107 Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4 175578 Shaft Asm Pedal Foot 120183X Bearing Nylon BIk 6291d STD551062 Washer21/32xlx16Ga STD571810 Pin Ro113/16 x 1" 179114 Pulley Idler Composite Ext Hub 74760648 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc X 3 175556 Keeper Belt Idler 127783 Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic 154407 BeUcrankClutch Gm Dry Stl 123205X Retainer Belt Style Spring 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 70 74 75 76 77 78 79 96 112 113 116 120 145 150 151 170 202 212 250 STD523715 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 130801 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 71170764 STD551143 154778 134683 137057 121749X STD581075 12358.3X 121748X '2228M 44971-1 19091210 t27285X 72140608 73900600 74490540 175456 19133210 178394 72110614 145212 17060612 DESCRIPTION Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2 NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 Link Clutch 7 66 Spdng Return Clutch 6 75 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Gd Drive Keeper Belt Centerspan Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover Pedal BIkRound Pulley Eng Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5 Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 7/16 Keeper Belt Engine Guide Belt Mower Drive RH Spacer Axle Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga E-ring #5133-75 Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga Key Retainer Spdng 1.00 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga StrapTorque Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x I Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 SpacerRetainer Washer 13/32x2x10Ga KeeperBeffTransaxle Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Flange Lock Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 STEERING L r""--_ 38 11 .. _'°7"_" 68 _ \ 47 67 67 67 \ '\ '/ 43 ,_ _i_ ¸ 38 r 43 6 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 STEERING KEY NO. PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 3_ 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 63 65 67 68 71 82 85 88 91 139768 175131 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 175121 10040600 136518 145212 177876 126847X 19131416 17060612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 7810H 100711L 145054X428 121749)( 153720 121232X 6855M 7380050O 74780520 74780616 160367 72140618 169827 175146 169835 133835 175118 175553 Wheel Steering Opp Sears BIk Axle Asm Front Spindle Asm Lh Spindle Asm Rh Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. RingKlip#T5304-75 Bearing Col Strg BIk Draglink Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Spacer Brg Axle Front Nut Hexflange Lock Shaft Asm Strg Bushing Link Drag BIk LR Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter 1/4 x 3/4 RodTieWire Form 19.75 Mech Bushing Strg. 5/8 ID Dash Screw Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga. Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Adaptor Wheel Strg. Boot Steering Dash P/L MTL BIk Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. ExtensionSteering Non-adjust Cap Spindle Fr Top Bik Fitting Grease Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18unc Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18unc Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16une x 1 Gr. 5 Spacer Axle Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Brace Axle Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chasis Front Fastner ChristmasTree Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Unc Clip Steering NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S, inches 1 inch = 25.4 taro 39 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 ENGINE 3 72 62 J 13 _.._ ___ _--_-- \ 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O 4 _ _ _ I_ _ I '_'t+ls _ _l+i i J TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 ENGINE KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 170545 17720408 ....... 4 13 14 15 16 23 29 31 33 37 137352 165291 13280324 1320O300 STD551237 169837 137180 109202X 158990 123487X 137040 38 ...... 40 44 45 46 62 72 78 81 124028X 17670412 17000612 19091416 STD551131 71070512 17060620 73510400 DESCRIPTION Control TlYch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs, Model No28U707-1112-E1 Muffler Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated Nipple Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3 Etbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 NPT Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Shield Browning/Debris Guard Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm) Tank Fuel Front 125 Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented Clamp Hose BIk Line Fuel 20" Plug. drain (Order from engine mfg.) Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x/4 Washer 9132 x 7/8 x 16 ga Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 X 3/4 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 SEAT ASSEMBLY 5 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PART NO. 140122 140551 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 174894 166369 121246X DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket Pvt St Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer Flat 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga Clip Push-in Hinged Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 X 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28x 96 Yet Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Bolt Shld 5/16,18 Unc-2A BIk D Nut Lock Hex "W/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 42 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 DECALS 7 6 14 3 3\ / 11 9 13 15- 12 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 6 156867 181563 171704 179128 133644 7 9 10 181412 1632O4 149516 WHEELS DESCRIPTION Decal Dash InstOper English Decat HP Engine Decal Hood Logo Decal Deck Decal Maint Cust Sears Domestic Decal Replcmnt Decal Fender Craftsman White Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng Acme KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 11 12 13 14 15 156439 181249 146046 181685 160396 179768X428 179769)(428 138311 181269 181270 Decal Danger Fender Eng/span Decal Clutch/brake English Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor Decal Panel Dash 6sp 42" Decal V-Belt Sch Pad Footrest LH Pad Footrest RH Decal Handle LftHeight Adjust Manual Owners English Manual Owners Spanish KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X427 278H 9O40H 106108X427 °. AND TIRES 11 9 10 11 -- Cap Value Tire Stem Value Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Inner Front #35060 Rim Asm 6"front White Service Fitting Grease Beadng Flange Rim Asm 8"rear White Service Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service 124635X 7152J Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00 144334 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 10 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 8 ./' /' ./ .I ./ I' /' /' 6 6 11 5 13 19 13 2O 2O 19 15 32 " ,44 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 PART NO. 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD62.4008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 DESCRIPTION Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT Shaft Asm Lift Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc E Ring#5133-62 Washer Pltd 21/32 X 1 X 21ga Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id Grip Handle Fluted BIk Button Plunger Red Link Lift LH Link Lift RH Retainer Spdng Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc TnJnnion Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13unc Arm Suspension Rear Retainer Spring Zinc Bearing Pvt Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 MOWER DECK 157 158 _" 01.67 % 153 154_ 68 _143 159 -._ 144 ' 14 il 47 34 i 2 14 29 18 18 5 6 10--.--< 9 "-"_ 46 27 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 165892 STD533107 138017 Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front 16546O Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck STD624008 Retainer Spring 178024 Bar Sway Deck 850857 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 s'rD551137 Washer, Lock 14_296 Washer, Hardened 134149 Blade, Mulching 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 110485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Vented Mower Deck 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC 134753 Stiffener Bracket 131267 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8x 16 Ga. 131491 Rod, Hinge 173984 Screw Hex Thd Roll 129963 Washer, Spacer 15-3535 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toplock, Flanged STD533717 Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 131494 Pulley, Idler, Flat STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 16 Gauge STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC 140088 Guard, Mandrel, L.H. STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 48 49 133944 174284 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 59 67 68 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 -- 131340 STD541410 139888 131845 133943 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169670 168676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720408 72140614 130794 -- 169583 DESCRIPTION Washer, Hardened Roller Assembly, Cam Follower Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Bait 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 In Washer Flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spr_ng Retention Lever Spacer Rod Clutch Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Housing, Shaff and Shaft Hardware Only - Pulley Not Included) Replacement Mower, Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C I I 0 _71B 8 7O 6A 157 47 35 48 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 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 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 780199 780108 31 780001 31A 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 39 40 780195 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 786026 792076A KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Transaxle Cover Needle Bearing 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) Drive Pin Spacer 1.130 X .695 Ball 3/16" dia 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 Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W Anti-Rotation Washer .632 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W (Use As Needed) Flat Washer .750 ID x ,062W Oil Seat 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) Dowel Pin Flat Washer ,312 ID x .059W 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 790025 786066 786086 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 87 150 157 180 900 778338 792154 788089A 788093A 788088A 730229A 794712 DESCRIPTION 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 Spacer .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11-15 / 16" Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Spur Gear (23 teeth) Spur Spur Gear Gear 1_9 teeth) teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Spur Gear (13 teeth) Spur Gear (17 teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 teeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W Input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer .890 Square Cut Ring "O" Ring Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W Inverted Retaining Ring Spring .430 OD x .5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 9 / 16" Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3/4" Gear Oil 80W90 Replacement MST - 206545C Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS & STRAI-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-EI 914_' 71 1026 54_ 761 617 3o7 ........ 27 U 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 866_ _r REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. 1022 7_ 9_ 51% 11019 LABEL KIT [ 11058 OWNER'S MANUAL I 5O TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1 467 971 875J 711_ 968 167 344_ 967 "JrREQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL I 231 v _ I 95 #' 987® f 634_] 216 142U lo5 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 104,_1270 278_ 634Ac,_ 634_._ 137_= _ 1170 ,0, 105_ 987® 95e 231_P F_ 142_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3® 691 1 _" r ' 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 1 i 51 _ k .... 276('_. o1 0 137 0 j 51 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER28U707,TYPE NUMBER1112-E1 3091 04 697_ 803 ._,,.__ 462 @ 579 801 305_ _i _ 934_ 1006_ 7s 1005_ 287 ,_ 74_ 733_ 668 1051 _ 783__ , 52 1036 EM!SSIONS LABE L TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS& STRATrONENGINE-MODELNUMBER28U707,TYPENUMBER1112-E1 48 NIKKI 141B j,_ _ 121A CARBURETOR 130A (_ 95A _P OVERHAUL KIT 633c._ ga7A@ 1133AI 104A_ 51_ 95A_ 104A,_ 276A_o 127A lO5A $ 967A ® 137A O 231A_ 977A CARBURETOR lO,A_ 2,6A o 51_ 947A 53 137AQ GASKET SET 276A_ _1 I TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 19 11 12 PART NO. 496412 399265 391086 494236 691165 273280 495735 27803 691666 691328 692226 KEY NO. 108 108A 108B 117 PART NO. 690464 692344 695419 692408 692411 117A 695415 695416 121 690191 121A 695427 125 690194 125A DESCRIPTION C_linder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal • Seat-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder ,+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Breather Assembly ° Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase (.015 Thick, Std.) 692406 • Gasket-Crankcase (.005 Thick) 692405 • Gasket-Crankcase (.009 Thick) 13 690360 Screw (Cylinder Head) 15 690946 Plug-Oil Drain 16 690136 Crankshaft 20 291675 • Seal-Oil (PTO Side) 22 692125 Screw (Engine Sump) 23 693557 Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear) 24 222693 Key-Flywheel 25 499284 Piston Assembly (Standard) 499286 Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.) 499292 Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.) 499296 Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.) 26 495854 Ring Set-Piston (Standard) 495852 Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.) 495851 Ring Set-Piston (.020 O.S.) 495855 Ring Set-Piston (.030 O.S.) 27 691299 Lock-Piston Pin 28 498319 Pin-Piston (Standard) 498320 Pin-Piston (.005 O.S.) 29 692419 Rod-Connecting (Standard) 692420 Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.) 32 692852 Screw (Connecting Rod) 33 495856 Valve-Exhaust 34 495857 Valve-Intake 35 691279 Spring-Valve (Intake) 36 691279 Spring-Valve (Exhaust) 37 690456 Guard-Flywheel 40 691752 Retainer-Valve 43 691968 Slinger-Governor/Oil 45 690564 Tappet-Valve 46 692421 Camshaft 48 496050 Short Block (Replacement Engine 311707-0028-E1) 50 690193 Manifold-Intake 51 692137°_:1:+ Gasket-Intake 53 690227 Stud (Carburetor) 54 691148 Screw (Intake Manifold) 73 690492 Scraen-Rotating 74 691655 Screw (Rotating Screen) 75 690582 Washer (Flywheel) 78 690661 Screw (Flywheel Guard) 93 690602 Bushing-Throttle Shaft 94 498030 Idle Mixture Kit 94A 695425 Idle Mixture Kit 95 691636 _1 Screw (Throttle Valve) 95A 690716 _ Screw (Throttle Valve) 98 495800 Idle Speed Kit 98A 695406 Idle Speed Kit 104 690525 O Pin-Float Hinge 104A 694918 _, Pin-Floal Hinge 105 231855 _ Valve-Float Needle 105A 694922 Q Valve-Float Needle 106 690577 Q Seat-Inlet 127 695005 127A 690727 130 691750 130A 695418 131 494379 131A 695421 133 494381 133A 694914 137 281165 137A 695426 141 495097 141A 495931 141B 142 146 167 176 695420 692412 691639 692297 691917 186 187 692317 691050 188 192 202 209 216 217 222 227 231 231A 232 238 240 265 267 276 276A 287 304 305 691693 691986 262767 692208 691840 695409 694042 691374 691636 690718 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 692255 695410 691002 690844 690960 RPM Settings: _ $ + Included Included 121 and Included 977 and Included NOTE: inches 54 DESCRIPTION Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic) Valve-Choke CI Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) 121Jet-Main (Standard) _l Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Carburetor (Nikki) (Service with Walbro Carburetor only) _1 Plug-Welch _1 Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Valve-Throttle Throttle Shaft Kit Throttle Shaft Kit Float-Carburetor Float-Carburetor Q:I: Gasket-Float Bowl _: Gasket-Float Bowl Choke Shaft Kit (Manual Choke) Choke Shaft Kit (Choke A Matic) Choke Shaft Kit _1 Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Nut (Air Cleaner) • O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner Base) Connector-Hose Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Link-Mechanical Governor Spring-Governor Link-Choke Spring-Choke Return Bracket-Control Control Lever-Governor _ Screw (Choke Valve) _ Screw (Choke Valve) Spring-Governor Link Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) _1:1: Sealing Washer _:I: Sealing Washer Screw (Dipstick Tube) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Low Speed: High Speed: 1900-2100 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121A in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977A in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1 KEY NO. 305A 306 307 309 310 311 333 334 337 344 358 363 369 383 404 445 455 462 467 474 503 505 510 513 523 524 525 544 552 562 579 601 614 616 617 633 634 PART NO. 692127 690499 691003 693551 690323 497608 495859 691061 491055 693675 691580 19203 695422 89838 691691 496894 691173 691261 691668 691063 691532 691251 693699 692024 692014 281370 691398 497603 491986 691119 691029 95162 691620 692012 692138 695414 690801 634A 690802 635 668 691 692 697 711 718 727 729 729A 732 733 741 757 758 759 761 783 789 691909 691323 692407 690572 690372 690703 690959 490324 691335 691224 691002 691658 691284 691714 692423 691239 691096 693713 692037 KEY NO. 789A 797 801 802 603 830 842 847 851 868 871 875 877 883 914 934 947 947A 967 968 971 975 975A 977 977A 987 987A 996 1005 1006 1019 1022 1023 1026 PART NO. 695050 693167 691429 691286 693757 691095 691870 496415 692424 690968 690969 694942 393456 692236 690960 691058 692734 695423 272403 691916 692129 495933 695417 690192 695428 691326 690998 690678 695056 690452 496758 272475 691192 692003 692011 1029 691751 1034 690822 1036 695700 1051 691265 1058 274789 1090 497605 1091 691333 1095 691581 1119 691183 1127 691657 1127A695427 DESCRIPTION Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set Armature-Magneto Screw (Armature Magneto) Spark Plug Screw (Cable Clamp) Engine Gasket Set Flywheel Puller Spring-Float Bowl Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Cup-Flywheel Washer (Starter Cable) Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick ° Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Armature-Starter Bushing-Governor Lever Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor • O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold) Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft Q Seal/Spring Assembly (Manual Choke) _1 Seal/Spring Assembly (Choke A Matic) Boot-Spark Plug Spacer ° Governor Shaft Seal Spring-Detent Screw (Starter Motor) Screw (Carburetor Shield) Pin-Locating Cover-Starter Drive Clip-Wire Clip-Wire Screw (Starter Drive Cover) Screw (Flywheel) Gear-Timing Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Screw (Counterweight) Gear-Pinion Harness-Wiring RPM Settings: _ _ + °+ _ O ,+ Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 and 121A Includec_ in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 and 977A Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: inches 55 • DESCRIPTION Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) Dipstick/Tube Seal Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Spark Plug Seal-Valve Bushing-Guide Base-Air Cleaner Wire-Connector/Alternator Gasket-Exhaust Screw (Rocker Cover) Screw (Fan Retainer) Solenoid-Fuel Solenoid-Fuel Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Screw (Air Cleaner Base) Bowl-Float Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor Gasket Set-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft Seal.Throttle Shaft Shield-Carburetor Fan-Flywheel Retainer-Fan Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm Rod-Push (Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Label-Emissions Ring-Retainer Owner's Manual Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter Valve Gasket Set Screw (Alternator) Screw (Float Bowl) Screw (Float Bowl) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. NOTES NOTES 57 NOTES 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION U1 (D 1. 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