Owner's Manual CRR i P R 0 F S I o HAL i 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 22-31 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. o o 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). 3 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. 4 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. 5 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 6 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. 7 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. 8 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 "_. 9 TO CONVERT MOWER I 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. 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. 15 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 ! I 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 == -- 443309 443310 DESCRiPTiON 183471X479 438391 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 _O oo17 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 / / \ 29 \ i 20 57 i 54 IX,) 4_ 14 CRAFTSMAN KEY NO. o'1 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 I 1058 OPERATOR'S 4-CYCLE MANUAL T- I ENGINE MODEL NUMBER I 1329 REPLACEMENT ........................................... a_ ENGINE I I 128L05-1591=F1 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I s84J 718 8 684 _ 5oi 10_© ÷ ii 54 H 868 40 [ 36 33 [ 48 SHORT BLOCK [ 847 24 J f- ,_ 842<i_ a 505 @ 5( 287 # 615 &_ 525 741 i- i 524 _-_ 362 12 43 22 _ 26 "i ,¢_/%% 20 _-_ 15 _fi_, *" i BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE i 108 _ MODEL NUMBER 128L05-1591-F1 i 633 _' i J 365 _-_ 163 190 _ W 137 , 276 _ , _o5_ _187 z_'/%_. 276 ,'--_ LI-2'/ L.......................................... 188,_% ) 222 613 _o9 _o_:_ __ 968 445 1388 1386 443 291 i__ % 1387_ 27 & "\-® BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE 564 969 MODEL NUMBER 7 334 _ 921 604 __ _-_-_ 128L05-1591=F1 3331 _>'" 851 / 6O8 55 58 J_ :-----i -- 356 _ 60 789 .,ii_ ;_'' 689 _._ :_h 456 ._ :_! 597 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL 37 /' i ,I 78 304 305 _ 745 _i"_ 923J 621 3O9 455 ..... i__i\ _-_ ..... __ S--" ?jr ::;-) 853 -;:.\ii;j: 28 742- BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 104 _ 128L05-1591-F1 KIT 617 633 @ 127 _ 617 883 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 9 7 883 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. 29 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 --- 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 Just Call: 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week For the repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 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