Craftsman 944.361371 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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ROTARY LAWN MOWER
700 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
Power-Propelled
Electric Start
22" Multi-Cut
Model No.
944.361371
CAUTION'.
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears Canada,
Inc., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B8
Safety Rules .........................................
2-3
Warranty ...............................................
4-5
Product Specifications
........................... 5
Assembly/Pre-Operation
...................... 6-7
Operation ............................................
8-12
Maintenance Schedule .......................... 13
Maintenance .....................................
Service and Adjustments ..................
Storage .............................................
Troubleshooting ................................
Repair Parts ......................................
Sears Service .......................... Back
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the
following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
• Do not pull mower backwards
unless
absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while moving
backwards.
• Never direct discharged material toward
anyone.
Avoid discharging
material
against a wall or obstruction.
Material
may richochet back toward the operator. Stop the blade when crossing gravel
surfaces.
• Do not operate the mower without proper
guards, plates, grass catcher or other
safety protective devices in place.
• See manufacturer's instructions for proper
operation and installation of accessories.
Only use accessories approved by the
manufacturer.
• Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel
drives, walks, or roads.
• Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the equipment, before cleaning the
mower or unclogging the chute.
• Shut the engine (motor) off and wait until
the blade comes to complete stop before
removing grass catcher.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Never operate machine in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing: keep a firm
hold on the handle; walk, never run.
• Disengage the self-propelled mechanism
or drive clutch on mowers so equipped
before starting the engine.
• If the equipment should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and
check immediately for the cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble.
• Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when operating
mower.
&Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_i, WARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot come in contact
with plug.
_i, CAUTION:
Muffler and other engine
parts become extremely hot during
operation and remain hot after engine
has stopped. To avoid severe burns on
contact, stay away from these areas.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
* Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manua!(s)
before starting. Be thoroughly familiarwith
the controls and the proper use of the machine before starting.
. Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge
opening at all times.
. Only allow responsible individuals, who
are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.
. Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, bones, sticks, etc., which could
be picked up and thrown by blade.
. Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
. Do not operate the mower when barefoot
or wearing open sandals. Always wear
substantial foot wear.
Ii. SLOPE
13-16
17-18
18-19
20-21
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Cover
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to slip & fall
accidents which can result in severe injury.
All slopes require extra caution. If you feel
2 uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.
DO:
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle, on
a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner.
Always place containers on the ground
away from your vehicle before filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipmentfrom the
truck or trailer and refuel iton the ground. If
this is not possible, then refuel such equipmentwith a portable container, rather than
from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fue! tank or container opening at
all times until fueling is complete. Do not
use a nozzle lock-open device.
• Iffue! is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
• Never overfill fue! tank. Replace gas cap
and tighten securely.
• Mow across the face of slopes: never up
and down. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
DO NOT:
• Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments.
The operator could lose
footing or balance.
Do not trim excessively steep slopes.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing
could cause slipping.
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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. Neverassume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the trimming area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and whilewalking backwards, look
behind and down for small children.
• Never allow children to operate machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SAFE HANDLING
V. GENERAL
SERVICE
• Never run machine inside a closed area.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine (motor) running. Disconnect
the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting.
• 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 fue! spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never attempt to make wheel height adjustments while the engine is running.
• Grass catcher components are subject to
wear, damage, and deterioration, which
could expose moving parts or allowobjects
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) orwear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governorsetting
or overspeed the engine.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
OF GASOLINE
Use extreme care in handling gasoline.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
• Use only an approved container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to cool
before refueling.
• Never refuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot
light such as a water heater or on other
appliances.
_t,WARNING: This lawn mower is equipped with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Service Centre (See the REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
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GENERAL:
Craftsman products are warranted to be free from defects in materials
or workmanship
for a specific time period as set-out below (the "Warranty Period").
Warranties extend to the original purchaser of a Craftsman product only. Purchases
made through an online auction or through any website other than www.sears.ca
are
excluded.
The relevant Warranty Period commences on the original date of purchase.
Within this period, Sears Canada, Inc. will, at its sole option, repair or replace any products
or components which fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no
charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible
for any transportation cost.
EXCLUSIONS: This warranty does not cover failures due to normal wear, abuse, misuse,
neglect (including but not limited to the use of stale fuel, dirt, abrasives, moisture, rust,
corrosion, or any adverse reaction due to improper storage or use habits), improper
maintenance or failure to follow maintenance guidelines and/or instructions, failure to
operate the product in accordance with the owner's manual or any additional instructions
or information provided at the time of purchase or in subsequent communications with
the original purchaser, accident or unauthorized alterations or repairs made or attempted
by others. Also excluded from warranty coverage - except as provided below - are the
following: maintenance,
adjustments,
components
subject to wear including but not
limited to: cosmetic components, belts, blades, blade adapters, bulbs, tires, filters, guide
bars, lubricants, seats, grips, recoil assy's, saw chains and bars, trimmer lines and spools,
spark plugs, starter ropers and tines, and discoloration resulting from ultraviolet light. Any
product missing the model and/or serial number identification label will be disqualified
from coverage under this warranty.
REPAIRS: Repairs have a 90 day warranty. If the defective product is still within the
Warranty Period, then the new warranty is 90 days from the date of repair or to the end of
the original Warranty Period, whichever period is longer.
DISCLAIMERS:
THE WARRANTIES
AND REMEDIES CONTAINED
HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
WHETHER ORAL OR
WRITTEN (OTHER THAN AS STATED HEREIN), AND WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY. THIS WARRANTY
GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM PROVINCE TO
PROVINCE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SEARS BE LIABLE FORANY
INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL,
INDIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES,
WHETHER
RESULTING
FROM THE USE, MISUSE
OR INABILITY
TO USE THE PRODUCT
OR FROM DEFECTS
IN THE PRODUCT.
THE
EXCLUSIONS
IN THIS PARAGRAPH
SHALL NOT APPLY IN JURISDICATIONS
WHERE
APPLICABLE
LAW DOES NOT ALLOW
FOR THE EXCLUSION
OF INCIDENTAL
OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS,
NOT APPLY,
BUT THE REMAINING
PROVISIONS
OF
REMAIN VALID.
THIS
THIS
PARAGRAPH
DOCUMENT
SHALL
SHALL
Sears retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the product or offer a full refund of
the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES:
In additional
to complying
with all suggested
maintenance guidelines and instructions, customers' obligations shall include but shall
not be limited to: operating the product in accordance with the owner's manual or any
additional instructions or information provided at the time of purchase or in subsequent
communications
to the purchaser from time to time, exhibit reasonable care in the use,
operation, maintenance, general upkeep and storage of the product. Failure to comply
with these requirements will void any applicable warranty.
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LIST OF APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIODS: The following list contains the applicable
Warranty Period for your Craftsman product and is based on a combination of the type of
product or component and the intended and actual use of the product or component:
.
.
.
.
.
90 DAYS: Craftsman products intended for use or actually
institutional, professional or income-producing
purposes
used for commercial,
2 YEARS: Craftsman riding lawn mowers, yard and garden tractors, walk behind
mowers, tillers, brush cutters, snow blowers, handheld blowers, backpack blowers,
hedge trimmers and electrical products for noncommercial,
nonprofessional,
noninstitutional, or non-income-producing
use, except for those components which are
part of engine systems manufactured by third party engine manufacturers for which
the purchase has received an separate warranty with product information supplied at
the time of purchase.
1 YEAR: Craftsman power cutters, stump grinders, pole pruners, gas chain saws,
electric chain saws, trimmer attachments, baggers and pole saws for noncommercial,
nonprofessional,
non-institutional, or non-income-producing
use.
90 DAYS: All defective batteries, which will be replaced during this 90-day Warranty
Period.
60 DAYS: Additional Warranty Period of 60 days will apply to adjustments and worn
products or components BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE WEAR OR ADJUSTMENTS
for products used for commercial, institutional, professional or income-producing
purposes. Wear items include but are not limited to: belts, blades, tires, spark plugs,
air filters, chains, shear bolts, skid plates, scraper bars, drift cutters, ropes, tines,
collection bags and pulleys.
As the Warranty Period runs from the date of purchase and NOT from the date that a
product is delivered, opened, assembled or first used, plea se ensure during this time
period that your product or component has been assembled and tested for correction
operation regardless of when you intend to actually use it. Claims made after the
Warranty Period has expired will not be honored.
PROOF OF PURCHASE/DOCUMENTATION:
Warranty coverage is conditioned upon
the original purchaser furnishing Sears Canada or its authorized third party service
provider if applicable, with the original sales receipt or other adequate written proof of
the original purchase date and identification of the product. In the event that the original
purchaser is unable to provide a company of the original sales receipt, Sears Canada
Inc. reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion what other written proof of the
original purchase date and identification of the product is acceptable.
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
Gasoline Capacity / Type:
1.6 Quarts (Unleaded
Regular)
Oil Capacity:
20 Ounces
Oil Type (API SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F); SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
Spark Plug:
Champion
Blade Bolt Torque:
35-40 ft. Ibs.
RJ19HX (Gap: .030")
• The model and serial numbers wil! be found on a decal on the rear of the lawn mower
housing. Record both serial number and date of purchase in space provided above.
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Read these instructions and this manual in
its entirety before you attempt to assemble
or operate your new lawn mower.
iMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the
engine.
Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of
those parts left unassembled for shipping
purposes. To ensure safe and proper
operation of your lawn mower, all parts
and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as
necessary to ensure proper tightness. All
parts such as nuts, washers, bolts, etc.,
necessary to complete the assembly have
been placed in the parts bag.
TO REMOVE
CARTON
NOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN
MOWER
TO UNFOLD
HANDLE
iMPORTANT:
Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage control cables.
1. Raise lower handle section to operating position and align holes in lower
handle with holes in handle brackets.
2. Insert handle bolts through lower
handles and handle brackets; secure
with lower ("standard") knobs.
3. Remove protective padding, raise upper handle section into place on lower
handle and tighten both upper ("star")
knobs.
4. Remove any packing material from
around control bar.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowing comfort. Refer to "ADJUST HANDLE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
MOWER FROM
1. Remove loose parts included with
mower.
2. Cut down two end corners of carton
and lay end panel down flat.
3. Remove all packing materials except
padding between upper and lower
handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
4. Roll lawn mower out of carton and
check carton thoroughly for additional
loose parts.
Operator
MOWING
POSITION
control bar
Lower handle
Lower handle knob
("standard")
Handle
bracket
Knob
Bolt
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TO ASSEMBLE
GRASS CATCHER
TO PREPARE
1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag
with rigid part of bag on the bottom.
Make sure the frame handle is outside
of the bag top.
2. Slip vinyl bindings over frame.
NOTE: If vinyl bindings are too stiff, hold
them in warm water for a few minutes. If
bag gets wet, let it dry before using.
NOTE: Your battery must be charged
before you can start your lawn mower.
1. Open battery box.
2. Connect battery charger connector
(male) to harness connector (female).
3. Plug battery charger into 110 voltA.C.
outlet.
4. Leave battery charger connected for
24 hours before starting your engine
for the first time.
5. After charging, disconnect harness
connector (female) from battery charger connector (male).
Connect your battery charger to charge
battery as required.
IMPORTANT: The engine will not recharge your battery.
At the end of the mowing season the
battery should be charged for 48 hours to
,_otect the battery during winter storage.
CAUTION:
Always disconnect the
harness connector to prevent accidental
starting when transporting or storing your
lawn mower after the season.
handle
Vinyl
bindings
BATTERY
Frame
opening
Battery
Harness
connector
(female)
ger
connector
(male)
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be
used as a mulcher. To convert mower to
bagging or discharging, see "TO CONVERT MOWER" in the Operation section
of this manual.
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KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize
yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for
future reference.
These symbols may appear on your lawn mower
product. Learn and understand their meaning.
CAUTION
OR WARNING
ENGINE
ON
ENGINE
OFF
FAST
SLOW
CHOKE
or in literature supplied
FUEL
OIL
with the
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
Operator presence control bar
::_ Drive control levers
Key
start
Auxiliary
starter
handle
Handle knobs
Grass
catcher
Engine oil cap
dipstick
Wheel adjuster
(on each wheel
Muffler
Gasoline filler ca
Air filter
Mulcher dool
"Housing
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
Spark plug
MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Sears rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. _I,WARNING: The blade turns when the engine is running.
Operator presence control bar- must
be held down to the handle to start the
engine. Release to stop the engine.
Drive control levers - used to engage
power-propelled forward motion of mower.
Key start switch - used for starting engine.
Auxiliary starter handle - used for starting engine.
Mulcher door - allows conversion to
discharging or bagging operation.
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DRIVE CONTROL
The operation of any lawn
SAFETVG'ASSES
mower can result in foreign
objects thrown into the eyes,
which can result in severe
eye damage. Always wear
safety glasses or eye shields while operating your lawn mower or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a
standard safety glasses orwide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
ADJUSTMENT
Over time, the drive control system may
become "loose", resulting in decreased
speed. There is a turnbuckle on the drive
control housing to increase tension on the
drive cable. Proceed as follows:
1. Turn unit off and disconnect spark plug
wire from spark plug.
2. Rotate turnbuckle on drive control to
increase drive speed.
3. Operate mower to test drive speed.
Readjust as required.
4. If condition fails to improve after the
above steps (forward speed remains
the same), your drive belt is worn and
should be replaced.
HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
Engine speed was set at the factory for
optimum performance. It is not adjustable.
ENGINE ZONE CONTROL
_I,CAUTION:
Federal regulations require
an engine control to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the risk
of blade contact injury. Do not under
any circumstances attempt to defeat the
function of the operator control. The blade
turns when the engine is running.
• Your lawn mower is equipped with an
operator presence control bar which
requires the operator to be positioned
behind the lawn mower handle to start
and operate the lawn mower.
DRIVE CONTROL
Adjustment
turnbuckle
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
Raise wheels for low cut and lower wheels
for high cut, adjust cutting height to suit
your requirements. Medium position is
best for most lawns.
• To change cutting height, pull up on
adjuster lever, move wheel up or down
to suit your requirements and release
adjuster lever. Be sure all wheels are in
the same setting.
NOTE: Adjuster is properly positioned
when lever inserts into hole in plate.
• Self-propelling is controlled by holding
the operator presence control bar down
to the handle and pulling either drive
control lever rearward to the handle.
The further toward the handle a lever is
pulled, the faster the unit will travel.
. Forward motion will stop when either the
operator presence control bar or a drive
control lever are released. To stop forward
motion without stopping engine, release a
drive control lever only. Hold operator presence control bar down against handle to
continue mowing without self-propelling.
NOTE: If after releasing the drive control
the mower will not roll backwards, push
the mower forward slightly to disengage
drive wheels.
. To keep drive control engaged when
turning corners, push down on the
handle to lift the front wheels off the
ground while turning lawn mower.
LEVER BACKWARD
TO LOWER MOWER
Lever
LEVER
FORWARD
TO RAISE
MOWER
Plate
Operator presence control bar
rlve
control levers
TO ENGAGE
DRIVE CONTROL
DRIVE CONTROL
DISENGAGED
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TO CONVERT
MOWER
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Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be
used as a mulcher. To convert to bagging
or discharging:
REAR BAGGING
• Lift rear door of the lawn mower and
place the grass catcher frame hooks
onto the grass bag brackets.
• To convert to mulching or discharging
operation, remove grass catcher and
close rear door.
\
\
Unlock
latch
Open
mulcher door
i
i
door
Discharge
deflector
Grass bag
bracket
Grass
\\
catcher
"_..
handle
///
//
Grass
frame hook
\
NOTE: Rear door will remain open until
operator presence control bar is held
down to the handle.
• I,CAUTION:
Do NOT force rear door to
close. Serious damage to your mower
could result.
SIMPLE STEPS TO
REMEMBER WHEN
CONVERTING YOUR LAWN MOWER
FOR MULCHING 1. Rear door closed.
2. Mulcher door closed and locked.
FOR REAR BAGGING 1. Grass catcher installed.
2. Mulcher door closed and locked.
FOR SIDE DISCHARGING 1. Rear door closed.
2. Discharge deflector installed.
Af_CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower without rear door closed or approved
grass catcher in place. Never attempt to
operate the lawn mower with the rear door
removed or propped open.
SIDE DISCHARGING
• Rear door must be closed.
• Open mulcher door and install discharge deflector under door as shown.
• Mower is now ready for discharging
operation.
• To convert to mulching or bagging
operation, discharge deflector must be
removed and mulcher door must be
closed and locked.
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TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER
1. Lift up on grass catcher using the
frame handle.
2. Remove grass catcher with clippings
from under lawn mower handle.
3. Empty clippings from bag using both
frame handle and bag handle.
NOTE: Do not drag the bag when emptying; it will cause unnecessary wear.
Grass
catcher
frame
Bag
handle
BEFORE
_i, CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
,A 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. Empty 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.
Engine
oil cap
STARTING
ENGINE
ADD OIL
Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in
the engine. For type and grade of oil to
Gasoline
use, see "ENGINE" in the Maintenance
filler cap
section of this manual.
_i_ CAUTION: DO NOT overfill engine with
oil, or it will smoke heavily from the muffler
on startup.
1. Be sure lawnmower is level.
2. Remove oil dipstick from oil fill spout.
TO STOP ENGINE
3. You receive a container of oil with the
• To stop engine, release operator presunit. Slowly pour the entire container
ence control bar.
down the oil fill spout into the engine.
NOTE: Initial oi! fill requires only 18 oz.
TO START ENGINE
due to residual oil in engine from the
NOTE: Due to protective coatings on the
manufacturers 100% quality testing. When
engine,
a small amount of smoke may be
changing oil you may need 20 oz.
present
during the initial use of the product
4. Insert and tighten dipstick.
and should be considered normal.
IMPORTANT:
• Check oil level before each use. Add oil
NOTE: Your engine is equipped with an
automatic choke system. No priming or
if needed. Fill to full line on dipstick.
choking is required before starting.
• Change the oil after every 25 hours of
• To start engine, hold operator presence
operation or each season. You may
control bar down to the handle and turn
need to change the oil more often
the start key.
under dusty, dirty conditions. See "TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in the MainteIMPORTANT:
Do not crank engine more
than five continous seconds between each
nance section of this manual.
time you try to start. Wait 5 to 10 seconds
ADD GASOLINE
between each attempt.
Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
• To start engine using the rope starter,
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
hold operator presence control bar
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
down to the handle and pull starter
87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
handle quickly. Do not allow starter rope
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be
to snap back.
used within 30 days to assure fuel freshBess.
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MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
A CAUTION:
Do not use de-thatcher
blade attachments on your mower. Such
attachments are hazardous, wil! damage
your mower and could void your warranty.
• Under certain conditions, such as very
tall grass, it may be necessary to raise
the height of cut to reduce pushing effort
and to keep from overloading the engine
and leaving clumps of grass clippings.
It may also be necessary to reduce
ground speed and/or run the lawn
mower over the area a second time.
• For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the
width of cut by overlapping previously
cut path and mow slowly.
• For better grass bagging and most cutting conditions, the engine speed should
be set in the FAST position.
• Pores in cloth grass catchers can
become filled with dirt and dust with use
and catchers wil! collect less grass. To
prevent this, regularly hose catcher off
with water and let dry before using.
• Keep top of engine around starter clear
and clean of grass clippings and chaff.
This will help engine air flow and extend
engine life.
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. See "CLEANING" in the
Maintenance section of this manual.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to
provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried, yet the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the lawn mower
cutting height so that the lawn mower
cuts off only the top one-third of the
grass blades. If the lawn is overgrown
it will be necessary to raise the height of
cut to reduce pushing effort and to keep
from overloading the engine and leaving
clumps of mulched grass. For extremely
heavy grass, reduce your width of cut
by overlapping previously cut path and
mow slowly.
MAX 1/3
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
EVERY
BEFORE
A
FTEREVERY
EACH
EACH
10
25HOURS
use USE HOURS
OR SEASON
Check for Loose Fasteners
,_ Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher *
_
Check Tires
Check
Drive Wheels ***
Clean Lawn Mower****
t_
I/
i/
I/
_1_
i/
i/
i/3
i/
i/
O Check Drive Belt / Pulleys ***
W Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade
ubrication
Clean and Recharge Battery **
1_,2
14
I/
_ Inspect Muffler
N Replace Spark Plug
I1= Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Empty fuel system or add Stabilizer
* (if so equipped)
mowers
*** Power-Propelled
mowers
**** Use a scraper
to clean under deck
GENERAL
14
14
Check Engine Oil level
E Change Engine Oil
N Clean Air Filter
** Electric-Start
BEFORE
STORAGE
t/
t/
M Clean under Drive Cover ***
_
EVERY
100
HOURS
1
2
3
4
5
-
I/
14
I/
Change more often if operating under a heavy load or in high outdoor
Service more often if operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
Charge 48 hours at end of season.
And after each 5 hours of use.
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this lawn mower does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
ful! value from the warranty, operator must
maintain unit as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments wil! need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your unit.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least once a year, replace the spark
plug, clean or replace air filter element
and check blade for wear. A new spark
plug and clean/new air filter element
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in this
manual.
temperatures.
CHART
Wheel
adjuster (on
each wheel)
Engine oil
(_) Mulcher
door hinge
pin
(_) Rear
door hinge
(_ Handle bracket mounting pins
(_) Spray lubricant
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level.
• Check for loose fasteners.
(_) See "ENGINE"
in Maintenance
section.
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease plastic
wheel 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.
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated
(See "LUBRICATION CHART").
13
LAWN MOWER
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
3. Be sure the trailing edge of blade (opposite sharp edge) is up toward the
engine.
4. Install the blade bolt with the lock
washer and hardened washer into
blade adapter and crankshaft.
5. Use block of wood between blade and
lawn mower housing and tighten the
blade bolt, turning clockwise.
• The recommended tightening torque is
35-40 ft. Ibs.
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approved bolt shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual.
TIRES
• 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.
DRIVE WHEELS
Check rear drive wheels each time before
you mow to be sure they move freely.
The wheels not turning freely means trash,
grass cuttings, etc. are in the drive wheel area
and must be cleaned to free drive wheels.
If necessary to clean the drive wheels, be
sure to clean both rear wheels.
Blade adapter
Key
Crankshaft
Lockwasher
Blade
BLADE CARE
For best results, mower blade must be
kept sharp. Replace a bent or damaged
blade.
& CAUTION:
Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer of
your mower. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer of your mower is hazardous, could damage your mower and
void your warranty.
TO REMOVE BLADE
Blade
bolt
Hardened
washer
retainer
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced. An unbalanced blade
will cause eventual damage to lawn
mower or 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.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
2. Turn lawn mower on its side. Make
sure air filter and carburetor are up.
3. Use a wood block between blade and
mower housing to prevent blade from
turning when removing blade bolt.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
4. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
5. Remove blade and attaching hardware (bolt, lock washer and hardened
washer).
NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and
check the key inside hub of blade adapter.
The key must be in good condition to work
properly. Replace adapter if damaged.
TO REPLACE BLADE
1. Position the blade adapter on the engine crankshaft. Be sure key in adapter
and crankshaft keyway are aligned.
2. Position blade on the blade adapter.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on blade adapter.
....
Trailing/ed_ge '
Center hole
5/8" bolt or pin
14
Blade
GRASS CATCHER
• The grass catcher may be hosed with
water, but must be dry when used.
• Check your grass catcher often for damage or deterioration.
Through normal
use it will wear. If catcher needs replacing, replace only with approved replacement catcher shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual. Give the lawn
mower model number when ordering.
Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a
clean surface.
3. Tip lawn mower on its side as shown
and drain oil into a suitable container.
Rock lawn mower back and forth to remove any oil trapped inside of engine.
.
GEAR CASE
• To keep your drive system working
properly, the gear case and area around
the drive should be kept clean and free
of trash build-up. Clean under the drive
cover twice a season.
• The gear case is filled with lubricant to
the proper level at the factory. The only
time the lubricant needs attention is if
service has been performed on the gear
case.
Container
4. Wipe off any spilled oil from lawn
mower or side of engine.
5. Slowly pour oil down the oil fill spout,
stopping every few ounces to check
the oil level with the dipstick.
6. Stop adding oil when you reach the
FULL mark on the dipstick. Wait a
minute to allow oil to settle.
7. Continue adding small amounts of oil,
rechecking the dipstick until oil level
settles at FULL. DO NOT overfill, or
engine will smoke heavily from the
muffler on startup.
8. Always be sure to retighten oil dipstick
before starting engine.
9. Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SG-SL. Select the
oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your
expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
F
C
-20
-30
0
30
-20
-10
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
32
40
0
ANTICIPATED
60
1'0
BEFORE
80
20
100
30
40
NEXT OIL CHANGE
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 orat least once a year if the mower
is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each five (5)
hours of continuous use. Tighten oil plug
securely each time you check the oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly and may
be damaged by using a dirty air filter.
Replace the air filter cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more
often under dusty conditions.
TO
1.
2.
3.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
Loosen screw and tilt cover to remove.
Carefully remove cartridge.
Clean by gently tapping on a flat surface. If very dirty, replace cartridge.
_kCAUTION:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
cartridge. They may cause deterioration
of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do
not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
4. Install cartridge, then replace cover
making sure the tabs are aligned with
the slots in the back plate. Fasten
screw securely.
NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to drain
oil, empty fuel tank by running engine until
fuel tank is empty.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
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WATER WASHOUT
Back plate
Your lawn mower is equipped with a fitting
that allows quick and easy cleaning of
the underside of the housing. To use this
feature, proceed as follows:
1. Move lawn mower to an area of cut
grass or another hard surface.
NOTE: Water, grass and other debris will
drain from beneath the mower housing
during the washout process.
2. Remove grass catcher and discharge
chute assembly from lawn mower.
3. Close mulcher door (if equipped).
4. Connect a garden hose to the fitting
where shown.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure the garden hose is
not routed under the lawn mower housing
or entangled in the wheels.
5. Turn on water supply and check for
leaks at the fitting.
If no leaks are present, start engine (as
described in the Operation section of
this manual) and let engine run until the
underside of the lawn mower is clean.
A WARNING:
Do not engage the drive
system during the washout process.
6. Shut off the engine.
7. Shut off water supply and remove
hose from fitting.
CAUTION: Do not remove hose from
fitting while engine is running. Water in
engine can result in shortened engine life.
8. Start engine (as described in the Operation section of this manual) and let
engine run for a full minute to remove
excess water from mower.
Cartridge
Slot
Cover
Cover
tab
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it
could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
FEATURE
PLUG
Replace spark plug 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 the "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CLEANING
IMPORTANT:
For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-grass and
trash. Clean the underside of your mower
after each use.
ACAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with plug.
• Clean the underside of your lawn mower
by scraping to remove build-up of grass
and trash.
• Clean engine often to keep trash from
accumulating.
A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean lawn mower unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in shortened engine life.
Hose
Fitting
CLEAN UNDER DRIVE COVER
Clean under drive cover at least twice a
season. Scrape underside of cover with
putty knife or similar tool to remove any
build-up of trash or grass on underside of
drive cover.
16
A
1.
2.
3.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury,before performingany service and adjustments:
Release control bar and stop engine.
Make sure the blade 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.
LAWN
MOWER
Blade adapter
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT" in
the Operation section of this manual.
REAR
Key
Crankshaft
Lockwasher
Blade
DEFLECTOR
The rear deflector, attached between the rear
wheels of your mower, is provided to minimize
the possibility that objects will be thrown out
of the rear of the mower into the operator
mowing position. If the deflector becomes
damaged, it should be replaced.
TO REMOVE
Blade
bolt
Hardened
washer
DRIVE BELT
DRIVE
retainer
TO ADJUST HANDLE
Your handle has three (3) height positions
- adjust to a height that suits you.
1. Remove knob and carriage bolt on one
side of the lower handle.
2. While holding handle assembly,
remove knob and carriage bolt from
opposite side, align hole in handle with
desired hole in handle bracket and
reassemble bolt and knob and tighten
securely.
3. Align opposite side of handle with
same positioning hole and secure with
bolt and knob.
1. Remove drive cover and belt keeper.
2. Remove belt from gearcase pulley.
3. Turn lawn mower on its side with air
filter and carburetor down.
4. Remove blade and blade adapter.
5. Remove belt from engine pulley.
TO REPLACE
'::i,
_ '_,
Trailin/edge
BELT
1. Place new drive belt on engine pulley,
inside tabs of belt retainer.
2. Route the other end of the new drive
belt through hole in housing.
3. Reinstall blade adapter and blade.
4. Return mower to upright position.
5. Install new belt on gearcase pulley.
6. Reinstall belt keeper and drive cover.
NOTE: Always use factory approved belt
to assure proper fit and long life.
Handle
bracket
Knob
Drive
cover
Bolt
\
Gearcase
pulley
Belt
3er
Belt
-i
17
ENGINE
ENGINE
to suspected carburetor problems, take
your lawn mower to a Sears or other
qualified service center for repair and/or
adjustment.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think
the engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
SPEED
Your engine speed has been factory set.
Do not attempt to increase engine speed
or it may result in personal injury. If you
believe that engine is running too fast or
too slow, take your mower to a Sears or
other qualified service center for repair
and adjustment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due
Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit
will not be used for 30 days or more.
LAWN MOWER
When lawn 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 lawn mower (See
"CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
2. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
3. Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and
pins are securely fastened. Inspect
moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
4. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
HANDLE
You can fold your lawn mower handle for
storage.
1. Loosen the two "star" handle knobs on
sides of the upper handle and allow
handle to fold down to the rear.
2. Remove the two "standard" handle
knobs and carriage bolts on sides
of the lower handle and pivot entire
handle assembly forward and allow it
to rest on mower.
3. Reinstall "standard" knobs and carriage bolts to lower handle for safe
keeping.
• When setting up your handle from the
storage position, the lower handle will
require manually locking into the mowing position.
IMPORTANT:
When folding the handle
for storage or transportation, be sure to
fold the handle as shown or you may damage the control cables.
Operator
MOWING
POSITION
control bar
\
)/,J
ill
-,,_-,
,in
FOLD
FORWAR[
FOR
STORAGE
Lower handle
Lower handle knob
("standard")
Handle
bracket
Knob
Bolt
18
ENGINE
OTHER
FUEL SYSTEM
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your unit indoors and
cover it to protect it from dust and dirt.
• Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation to
form and will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover mower while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
,i_CAUTION:
Never store the lawn
mower 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.
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor,
fuel filter,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. 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.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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 engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.
Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
3. Pull starter handle slowly a few times to
distribute oi!.
4. Replace with new spark plug.
BATTERY
Disconnect the battery from the engine
connector and charge battery 48 hours.
19
TROUBLESHOOTING
= See appropriate
to a Sears Parts & Repair Centre.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Does not start
section in manual
Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fue!.
3. Stab fuel.
.
4. Water in fuel.
5. Spark plug wire is
disconnected.
6. Bad spark plug.
7. Loose blade or broken
blade adapter.
8. Control bar in released
position.
9. Control bar defective.
10. Fuel valve lever (if so
equipped) in OFF position.
11. Weak battery (if equipped).
12. Disconnected battery
connector (if equipped).
13. Blown fuse (if equipped).
Loss of power
1. Rear of lawn mower
housing or cutting blade
dragging in heavy grass.
2. Cutting too much grass.
3. Dirty air filter.
4. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
5. Too much oil in engine.
6. Walking speed too fast.
20
unless directed
CORRECTION
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
4. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
5. Connect wire to plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Tighten blade bolt or
replace blade adapter.
8. Depress control bar to
handle.
9. Replace control bar.
10. Turn fuel valve lever
to the ON position.
11. Charge battery.
12. Connect battery to engine.
13. Replace
fuse.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Raise cutting height.
3. Clean/replace air filter.
4. Clean underside of mower
housing.
5. Check oil level.
6. Cut at slower walking speed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
= See appropriate
to a Sears Parts & Repair Centre.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Poor cut -
section in manual
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
urleveR
2. Wheel heights uneven.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
Starter rope
hard to pull
1. Engine flywheel brake is on
when control bar is released.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
3. Blade adapter broken.
4. Blade dragging in grass.
unless
directed
CORRECTION
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Set all wheels at same
height.
3. Clean underside of
mower housing.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service centre.
1. Depress control bar to
upper handle before
pulling starter rope.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service centre.
3. Replace blade adapter.
4. Move lawn mower to cut
grass or to hard surface.
Grass catcher
not filling
(if so equipped)
1. Cutting height too low.
2. Lift on blade worn off.
3. Catcher not venting air.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Replace blade.
3. Clean grass catcher.
Hard to push
1. Grass is too high or wheel
height is too low.
2. Rear of lawn mower
housing or cutting blade
dragging in grass.
3. Grass catcher too ful!.
4. Handle height position not
right for you.
1. Raise cutting height.
Loss of drive
or slowing of
drive speed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Belt wear.
Belt off of pulley.
Drive cable worn or broken.
"Loose" drive control system.
21
2. Raise rear of lawn mower
housing one (1) setting
higher.
3. Empty grass catcher.
4. Adjust handle height to suit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check/replace drive belt.
Check/reinstall drive belt.
Replace drive cable.
Adjust drive control.
CRAFTSMAN
PROFESSIONAL
ROTARY
LAWN MOWER-
- MODEL NUMBER
944.36t
64
27
25
3 Z
30
'\
\
\
76
18
75
11
\
17
26
/
/
21
i
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12
19
9
6
B3
B3
371
28
'\
55
8O
74
47
20
\ 52\
\
\,
35
85
54 65
43
25
38
32
41
CRAFTSMAN
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
18
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
30
31
32
33
ROTARY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
34
35
419946X615
431131
429930X004
145006
66426
Upper Handle Assembly
Cable, Engine Zone Control /
Rear Door Prop
Bracket, Upstop
Guide, Cable
Wire Tie
36
38
39
182398
750634
426432X428
Handle Knob, Star
Screw #10-24 x 112
Control Bar
430654
425575
189713X428
LAWN MOWER-
- MODEL NUMBER
944.361371
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
62
63
64
431913X004
178848
-- -
175735
419942X428
442470X479
Bracket, Grassbag
Kit, Wheel Adjuster, Rear, RH
(Includes Red Knob & Pushnut)
Hinge Bracket Assembly
Discharge Deflector
Handle Bracket, LH
65
197480
40
41
42
438526X479
150406
193000
Handle Bracket, RH
Bolt, Engine 3/8-16
Spring, Torsion
68
431134
Rear Door Assembly
Hairpin, Door/Handle Pivot
Handle Knob, Standard
43
44
45
191730
431558
175650
Nut, Hex, Nylock
Kit, Lawn Mower Housing
Rod, Hinge
71
72
73
431009
425937
422115
437516
427120X428
Plug, Lower Handle Bar
Rear Baffle
46
47
421782
421825
Blade Adapter / Pulley
Blade, 22"
74
75
430765
186159
132004
194788
429157
Keps Locknut
Rope Guide
Rear Skirt
48
49
50
851074
850263
851084
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Helical
Screw, Machine, Hex Head
76
77
78
180331
194848
423800
419949
141841
419948
409149
419945
431880X460
72250505
413808
419407X615
Spring, Rear Door, LH, Black
Screw, Panhead, Torx #20
Spring, Rear Door, RH, Grey
Locknut, Hex
Screw, Rear Door/Handle Pivot
Wheel & Tire Assembly, Rear
Bolt, Carriage 5116-18 x 518
Nut, Push
Selector Knob
51
52
53
54
55
56
430599
404763
17000510
88348
191730
17411312
57
155377
3/8-24 x 1-3/8 Grade 8
Front Baffle
Decal, Danger
Screw, Hex Head 5t16-18
Washer, Flat
Nut, Hex
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#13 x3/4
Nut, Hex
79
80
83
84
85
96
98
194847
428626
750097
428124
429801X004
197991
182003
419944X007
420019
Latch, Mulcher Door
Mulcher Door
58
59
437517X479
191574
Bar, Lower Handle
Handle Bolt
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443309
443310
DESCRiPTiON
183471X479
438391
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
12
13
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PROFESSIONAL
IMPORTANT:
1/4-20
DESCRiPTiON
DESCRiPTiON
Belt Retainer
Screw #10-16 x 5/8
Engine, Briggs & Stratton,
Model Number 128L051591=F1 (See Breakdown)
O-Ring
Kit, Wheel Adjuster, Rear,
LH (Includes Red Knob
and Pushnut)
Wiring Harness, Battery
Fuse, 40 Amp
Wiring Harness, Handle
Battery
Screw
Key
Nut, Cap
Key Start Switch Assembly
(Includes Switch Housing,
Cap Nut & Wiring Harness)
Housing, Key Start Switch
Charger, Battery
Screw, Hex Washer Head
Fastener, Push
Mounting Bracket, Skirt
Clip, Cable
Clip, Packaging
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, French
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O,E,M) replacement parts, Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your lawn mower and void your warranty,
CRAFTSMAN
PROFESSIONAL
ROTARY
LAWN MOWER-
- MODEL NUMBER
944.36t
371
12
13
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CRAFTSMAN
KEY
NO.
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IMPORTANT:
PROFESSIONAL
PART
NO.
ROTARY
LAWN MOWER-
DESCRiPTiON
KEY
NO.
Drive Control Assembly
(Includes Cable)
Bearing Assembly,
Wheel Adjuster
Cable, Drive
27
28
29
32
33
175262
428165
409148
194018
426609
35
431124
36
38
40
41
424657
191730
406558
431121
54
57
80
422506
419951
421114
81
82
83
419735
415585
415586
1
431508
2
421836
9
431649
10
429544X479
Mounting Bracket,
Drive Control
11
12
13
14
194231X460
12000058
403849
189403
Wheel & Tire Assembly,
E-Ring
Pinion
Dust Cover
15
16
17
18
20
404845
67725
413808
419345X615
181698
Pawl, Drive
Washer, Flat 3/8
Nut, Push
Selector Knob
Screw #8 x 518
25
26
430458X004
163409
Belt Keeper
Screw, Hi-Lo Thread
Front
#12 x 5t8
PART
NO.
- MODEL NUMBER
944.361371
DESCRiPTiON
Screw, Pan Head #10-24 x 2-3t4
Drive Cover
Locknut, Hex
Drive Pulley
V-Belt
Kit, Wheel Adjuster, Front, LH
(Includes Red Knob and Pushnut)
Gear Case Assembly, Complete
Locknut, Hex 1/4-20
Spring
Kit, Wheel Adjuster, Front, RH
(Includes Red Knob and Pushnut)
Grassbag
Frame, Grassbag
Kit, Water Washout Assembly
(Includes Key Numbers 81 thru 83)
Fitting, Water Washout
Washer, Lock, Internal Tooth
Locknut, Hex, with O-Ring
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O,E,M.) replacement parts, Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your lawn mower and void your warranty,
BRIGGS & STRATTON
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MODEL NUMBER
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883
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
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Engine Power Rating Information
The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE (Society of Automo-tive Engineers) code J11940 (Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure),
and rating performance has been obtained and corrected in accordance with SAE J1995 (Revision
2002-5). Actual gross engine power will be lower and is affected by, among other things, ambient operating conditions and engine-to-engine variability. Given both the wide array of products
on which engines are placed and the variety of environmental issues applicable to operating the
equipment, the gas engine will not develop the rated gross power when used in a given piece of
power equipment (actual "on-site" or net horsepower). This difference is due to a variety of factors
including, but not limited to, accessories (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, carburetor, fuel
pump, etc.), application limitations, ambient operating conditions (temperature, humidity, altitude),
and engine-to-engine variability. Due to manufacturing and capacity limitations, Briggs & Stratton
may substitute an engine of higher rated power for this Series engine.
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BRIGGS & STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
697322
399269
3
4
5
7
8
9
299819s
493279
691160
692249
695250
699472
Cylinder Assembly
Kit=Bushing/Seal
(Magneto Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
10
11
11A
691125
691781
691923
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Tube-Breather
12
692232
(Air Cleaner Primer Base)
Gasket-Crankcase
13
15
16
690912
691680
797017
Screw (Cylinder
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
20
22
399781s
691092
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw
23
24
25
26
691987
222698s
797302
797302
MODEL NUMBER
Head)
(Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly
(.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
27
28
797304
797305
691588
298909
29
32
797306
691664
32A
695759
33
34
262651s
262652s
Rod-Connecting
Screw (Connecting
(1/4-28 x 1.09)
Screw (Connecting
(1/4-28 x 1.52)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
35
36
37
40
691270
691270
793756
692194
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
43
45
46
48
50
691997
690548
691449
792741
796703
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
Rod)
Rod)
30
51
54
55
58
60
65
78
81
97
104
108
117
118
121
125
127
130
133
134
137
141
163
187
796704
691650
691421
697316
795426
690837
691108
691740
696565
797622
796708
695042
498977
498260
796707
694468
696564
398187
398188
796610
796193
795629
791766
188
190
202
209
222
227
276
287
291
300
304
305
306
307
309
332
333
334
337
356
358
693999
690940
691829
699056
793754
690783
271716
690940
790830
790828
790826
691108
790836
690345
799045
690662
799382
691061
796112s
692390
794307
128L05-1591=F1
DESCRIPTION
Gasketq ntake
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Housing-Rewind Starter
Rope-Starter
Grip-Starter Rope
Screw (Rewind Starter)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Lock-Muffler Screw
Shaft-Throttle
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Kit-Needle/Seat
Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
Gasket-Air Cleaner
Line-Fuel
(Cut To Required Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Screw (Fuel Tank)
Link-Mechanical Governor
Spring-Governor (No Color)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Thermostat
Muffler
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Wire-Stop
Gasket Set-Engine
BRIGGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
362
365
404
425
443
Shield-Spark Plug
Screw (Carburetor)
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
Screw
445
455
456
459
505
523
524
525
562
564
584
585
592
597
601
604
608
613
615
616
617
621
633
793351
691688
690272
690670
692523
491588s
791960
692299
281505s
691251
499621
692296
495265
691119
698589
697734
691879
690800
691696
791850
790703
497680
790833
690340
698801
270344s
692310
691321
MODEL NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
869
870
871
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Dipstick
Seal- Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Screw (Control Cover)
Cover-Breather Passage
Gasket-Breather Passage
Nut (Rewind Starter)
Screw (Pawl Friction Plate)
Clamp-Hose (Green)
Cover-Control
Starter-Rewind
DESCRIPTION
883
691881
SeatWalve (Intake)
SeatWalve (Exhaust)
BushingWalve Guide
(Exhaust Valve)
Bushing-Valve Guide
(Intake Valve)
Gasket-Exhaust
921
922
923
796706
692135
796387
Cover-Blower
Spring-Brake
Brake
937
957
966
968
799420
796577
795259
692298
Spline-Starter
Cap-FueITank
Base-Air Cleaner Primer
Cover-Air Cleaner
969
972
975
690700
796578
796611
Screw (Blower Housing Cover)
Tank-Fuel
Bowl-Fuel
63709
(Air Cleaner Primer Base)
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Plate-Pawl Friction
PawI-Ratchet
Screw (Muffler)
Retainer-Governor
Crank-Governor
691155
690380
262001
128L05-1591=F1
Housing
1009 691127
1036
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Screw (Starter Motor)
Label-Emissions (Available
from any Briggs & Stratton
Authorized Dealer)
1058 277039TRI
Operator's Manual
1059 692311
Kit-Screw/Washer
(Fuel Tank)
1095 498528
Gasket Set-Valve
Shaft
1210 498144
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Switch-Stop (Brake)
Seal-Choke / Throttle Shaft
1211
Pulley / Spring Assembly
(Pulley)
498144
Pulley / Spring Assembly
(Spring)
128L07-5062-F1
Replacement Engine
270962
Repair Manual
790848
Vane-Air
633A 693867
(Throttle Shaft)
Seal-Choke / Throttle Shaft
1329
1330
1386
684
690345
(Choke Shaft)
Screw
1387 790849
1388 790850
689
718
741
742
745
789
842
847
851
853
868
691855
690959
797521
93941
691648
796574
691031
692047
493880s
695268
697338
(Breather Passage Cover)
Spring-Friction
Pin-Locating
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Brake)
Harness-Wiring
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
Adapter-Wire
Seal-Valve
--
398067
Spring-Air Vane
Screw (Air Vane)
SparkArrester
(available accessory)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Key Number 121
Engine Gasket Set
Key Number 358
Valve Gasket Set
Key Number 1095
NOTE: All component
inches.
31
dimensions given in U.S.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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