Craftsman 917.387430 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
£RAFTXMAN°
6.0 HORSEPOWER
22" ECONOMY
SIDE DISCHARGE
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Model No.
917.387430
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
EspaSol
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Assembly
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Operation ..............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ........................
Maintenance
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Product Specifications
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Service and Adjustments ......................
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Storage .................................................
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Troubleshooting
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Repair Parts ..........................................
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Parts Ordering ......................
Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
POWER MOWER
For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance
instructions
in
the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship.
If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial
or rental purposes, this warranty
applies for only g0 days from the date of purchase.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as rotary mower
blades, blade adapters, belts, air cleaners and spark plug.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence,
including bent
crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower to the nearest
Sears Service Center/Department
in the United States. This warranty applies only
while this product is in use in the United States.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
ESTATES, ILLINOIS
60179
Safety standards require operator
presence controls to minimize the risk of
injury. Your unit is equipped with such
controls. Do not attempt to defeat the
function of the operator presence controls
under any circumstances.
Do not operate mower if it has been
dropped or damaged in any manner.
Always have damage repaired before
using your mower.
• De not use accessory attachments
that
are not recommended
by the manufacturer. Use of such attachments
may be
hazardous.
The blade turns when the engine is
running.
TRAINING:
• Read this operator's manual carefully.
Become familiar with the controls and
know how to operate your mower
properly. Learn how to quickly stop
mower.
• Do not allow children to use your
mower. Never allow adults to use
mower without proper instructions.
• Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, especially small children and
pets.
• Use mower only as the manufacturer
intended and as described in this
manual.
PREPARATION:
• Always thoroughly check the area to be
mowed and clear it of all stones, sticks,
wires, bones, and other foreign objects.
These objects will be thrown by the
blade and can cause severe injury.
• Always wear safety glasses or eye
shields when starting and while using
your mower.
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• Dress properly. Do not operate mower
when barefoot or wearing open
sandals. Wear only solid shoes with
good traction when mowing.
• Check fuel tank before starting engine.
Do not fill gas tank indoors, when the
engine is running or when the engine is
hot. Allow the engine to cool for several
minutes before filling the gas tank.
Clean off any spilled gasoline before
starting the engine.
• Always make wheel height adjustments
before starting your mower. Never
attempt to do this while the engine is
running.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not run the engine indoors. Exhaust
fumes are dangerous.
• Never cut grass by pulling the mower
towards you. Mow across the face of
slopes,
never up and down or you
might lose your footing. Do not mow
excessively
steep slopes. Use caution
when operating the mower on uneven
terrain or when changing directions -maintain good footing.
• Never operate your mower without
proper guards, plates, grass catcher or
other safety devices in place.
MAINTENANCE
AND STORAGE:
• Check the blade and the engine
mounting bolts often to be sure they
are tightened properly.
• Check all bolts, nuts and screws at
frequent intervals for proper tightness
to be sure mower is in safe working
condition.
OPERATION:
• Keep your eyes and mind on your
mower and the area being cut. Do not
let other interests distract you.
• Do not mow wet or slippery grass.
Never run while operating your mower.
Always be sure of your footing -- keep
a firm hold on the handles and walk.
• Keep all safety devices in place and
working.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine
free of grass, leaves or excessive
grease and oil.
• Check grass catcher often for deterioration and wear and replace worn
bags. Use only replacement
bags that
are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of
your mower.
• Always keep a sharp blade on your
mower.
• Allow engine to cool before storing in
any enclosure.
• Never store mower with fuel in the tank
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times.
• Always stop the engine whenever you
leave or are not using your mower, or
before crossing driveways, walks,
roads, and any gravel--covered
areas.
• Never direct discharge of material
toward bystanders
nor allow anyone
near the mower while you are operating
it.
• Before cleaning, inspecting,
or repairing your mower, stop the engine and
make absolutely sure the blade and all
moving parts have stopped. Then
disconnect
the spark plug wire and
keep it away from the spark plug to
prevent accidental starting.
• Do not continue to run your mower if
you hit a foreign object. Follow the
procedure outlined above, then repair
any damage before restarting and
operating you mower.
• Do not change the governor settings or
overspeed
the engine. Engine damage
or personal injury may result.
• Do not operate your mower if it vibrates
abnormally.
Excessive vibration is an
indication of damage;
stop the engine,
safely check for the cause of vibration
and repair as required.
inside a building where fumes may
reach an open flame or an ignition
source such as a hot water heater,
space heater, clothes dryer, etc.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTIONH!
BECOMEALERT!H
YOUR
SAFETY _S INVOLVED.
ACAUTION:
Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
_,WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals
known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive
harm.
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These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are not
shipped with your mower. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service
centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model
number of your lawn mower. Some of these accessories may not apply to your lawn mower.
LAWN
MOWER
PERFORMANCE
A
CLIPPING DEFLECTOR
FOR REAR DISCHARGE LAWN MOWERS
MULCHER
CATCHERS
FOR
REAR DISCHARGE
LAWN MOWERS
KITS
STABILIZER
GRASS
FOR
SIDE DISCHARGE
GRASS
LAWN CATCHERS
MOWERS
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GAS CANS
LAWN
MOWER
MAINTENANCE
MUFFLERS
AIR FILTERS
SPARK PLUGS
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BELTS
BLADES
Read these instructions
BLADE ADAPTERS
and this manual
• Cut down two end corners
in
ENGINE OIL
of carton
and lay end panel down flat.
• Remove all packing materials
padding between upper and
handle and padding holding
presence control bar to upper
• Roll lawn mower out of carton
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
LAWN MOWER
FROM
CARTON
Remove
mower.
WHEELS
check carton
loose parts.
thoroughly
except
lower
operator
handle.
and
for additional
HOWTOSETUPYOURLAWN
MOWER
TO UNFOLD
HANDLE
IMPORTANT:
Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage control cables.
• Raise handles until lower handle
section locks into place in mowing
position.
• Remove protective
padding, raise
upper handle section into place on
lower handle and tighten both handle
knobs.
loose parts included with
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• Remove handle padding holding
operator presence control bar to upper
handle.
• Your lawn mower handle can be
adjusted for your mowing comfort.
Refer to "Adjust Handle" in the Service
and Adjustment
section of this manual.
Operator presence control
Upper handle ,_/Liftupj
Lift up
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position
Lower
handle
KNOWYOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN
MOWER.
Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the
location of various controls and adiustments. Save this manual for future reference.
These symbols
may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the
product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
CAUTION
OR WARNING
ENGINE
ON
ENGINE
OFF
FAST
SLOW
CHOKE
FUEL
OIL
DANGER, :KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
presence control bar
Engine zone control cable,,,
Throttle con
Starter
knob
Engine oil cap with dipstick
Gasoline
Housing
IMPORTANT:
This lawn mower is
shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE
Wheel adjuster
(on each wheel)
in the engine.
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. 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,
Throttle control- used for starting engine and
allows you to select either fast or slow.
Primer - pumps additional fuel from the
carburetor to the cylinder for use when
starting a cold engine.
Starter handle - used for starting the engine.
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The operation of any lawn mower
can result in fore_n objects thrown
into the eyes, which can result in
severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your
lawn mower or performing any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend a wide vision
safety mask over spectacles or standard
safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED CONTROL
The engine speed is controlled by a
throttle located on the side of the upper
handle. Fast position is for starting,
normal cutting, trimming and better grass
bagging.
Slow position is for light cutting,
trimming and fuel economy.
Lower wheels for high
cut
Raise wheels for low cut
NOTE: Your lawn mower has been
shipped ready for mulching operation. To
convert to discharging
operation, you
must install the discharge deflector
attachment
included with your mower.
TO CONVERT TO DISCHARGING
MOWER
Your mower is shipped ready to be used
as a mulcher. To convert to bagging or
discharging:
• Lift discharge guard and remove
mulcher plate.
• Mower can now be used for side
discharge or optional grass catcher can
be attached.
• To return to mulching operation, simply
reinstall mulcher plate as shown.
_,CAUTION:
Do not run your lawn
mower without discharge guard,
approved grass catcher or mulcher plate
ENGINE
ZONE CONTROL
in place.
A, 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
!Hooks
openi
H°usti_
Hinge
rod
operate the lawn mower.
TO ADJUST cLrn'ING 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, squeeze
adjuster lever toward wheel. Move wheel
up or down to suit your requirements.
Be
sure all wheels are in the same setting.
NOTE: Adjuster is properly positioned
when plate tab inserts into hole in lever.
Also, 9-position adjusters (if so equipped)
allow lever to be positioned
between the
plate tabs.
BEFORE STARTING
OIL
ENGINE
Your lawn mower is shipped without oil in the
engine.
• Be sure mower is level and area around oil
fill is clean.
• Remove engine oil cap and fillto the full
line on the dipstick.
NOTE: Allow oil to settle down into
engine for accurate dipstick reading.
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• Engine holds 20ozs. of oil. Fortypeand
grade of oil to use, see "ENGINE" in
Maintenance section of this manual.
• Pour oil slowly. De not over fill.
• Check oil level before each use. Add oil if
needed. Fill to full line on dipstick.
• To read proper level, tighten engine oil cap
each time.
• Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten.
• Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or each season. You may need
to change the oil more often under dusty,
dirty conditions.
ADD GASOUNE
NOTE: Before filling fuel tank, remove
and discard the debris plug that is inside
the tank.
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel
freshness.
A, WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (catted gasohot or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the fuel tank, start the
engine and let it run until 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 fuel tank
or permanent
damage may occur.
_I=CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
Gasoline filler
TO START
ENGINE
• To start a cold engine, push primer
three (3) times before trying to start.
Use a firm push. This step is not
usually necessary when starting an
engine which has already run for a few
minutes.
• Move throttle control lever to fast
position.
• Hold operator presence control bar
down to the handle and pull starter
handle quickly.
Do not allow starter
rope to snap back.
• To stop engine, release operator
presence control bar.
NOTE: In cooler weather it may be
necessary to repeat priming steps. In
warmer weather over priming may cause
flooding and engine will not start. If you
do flood engine, wait a few minutes
before attempting to start and do not
repeat priming steps.
MOWING
TIPS
• 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.
• For side discharge lawn mowers,
cutting in a counter-clockwise direction,
starting at the outside of the area to be
cut, spreads grass clippings more
evenly and puts less load on the
engine. To keep clippings off of
walkways, flower beds, etc., make the
first cuts in a clockwise direction.
• Pores in cloth grass catchers can
become filled with dirt and dust with
Engine oil cap
cap
use and catchers will 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.
(Discard
debris plug
inside)
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MULCHING MOWING TIPS
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 mulching, reduce your width of cut
by overlapping previously cut path and
mow slowly.
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched
a second time to completely hide the
clippings. When doing a second cut, mow
across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattem from week to
week. Mow north to south one week then
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. See "Cleaning" in 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 d_erse
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 recurring 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 and the newly
cut area will not be exposed to the direct
sun.
• For best results, ad)ust the lawn mower
change to east to west the next week. This
will help prevent matting and graining of
the lawn.
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SC.EDOLE
AS YOU COMPLETE
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Check for Loose Fasteners
Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher
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(If
Equipped)
Clean
Lawn Mower
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Clean Under DriveMowers)
Cover
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Check drive belt/pulleys
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Check/Sharpen/Replace
Blade
Lubrication Chart
Clean Battery/Recharge
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Check Engine Oil Level
Change Engine Oil
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Clean Air Filter
Inspect Muffler
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Clean or Replace Spark Plug
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
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I - Change more t_len wht,nopera_m9under a heaw load ovin high ant_ent ternpera_t_t'es.
2 - Service more often when operaling in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace blades more oftenwhen mowingIn sandy soil.
4 - Charge 48 hoursal end of season.
LUBRICATION CHART
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this lawn mower does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive full
value from the warranty, operator must
maintain mower as instructed in this manual.
_)Wheel adjuster
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your unit.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be
checked at least once each season.
(_)Mulcher door
oil
• 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 assures proper
air-fuel mixture and helps your engine run
better and last longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in this
manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
(_)Handle bracket
mounting pin
_Spray
lubricante
_Refer to MAINTINANCE
SECTION.
"ENGINE"
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease plastic
wheel bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
• Check engine oil level.
• Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
self lubricating bearings. If you feel they must
be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION
CHART').
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
;ERIAL NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
GASOLINE
OILTYPE
CAPACITY/TYPE:
(API-SF/SG/SH):
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG(GAP:
.030")
1.5 QUARTS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F)
20 OZS.
CHAMPION
RJ19LM
OR J19LM
VALVECLEARANCE:
iNTAKE:
EXHAUST:
SOLID STATE IGNITION
AIR GAP:
.0125 IN.
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
35-40 FT. LBS.
.004 - .008
.004 - .008
The model and serial numbers will be found on a decal attached to the rear of the
lawn mower housing.Record both serial number and date of purchase in space
provided above.
LAWNMOWER
Always observe safety rules when performing
any maintenance.
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.
BLADE CARE
For best results, mower blade must be
kept sharp.
Replace bent or damaged
blades.
TO REMOVE
BLADE
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
• Turn lawn mower on its side. Make
sure air filter and carburetor are up.
• Use a wood block between blade and
mower housing to prevent blade from
turning when removing blade bolt.
• Protect your hands with gloves and/or
wrap blade with heavy cloth.
• Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
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
• Position the blade adapter on the
engine crankshaft.
Be sure key in
adapter and crankshaft
keyway are
aligned.
• Position blade on the blade adapter
aligning the two (2) holes in the blade
with the raised lugs on the adapter.
• Be sure the trailing edge of blade
(opposite sharp edge) is up toward the
engine.
• Install the blade bolt with the lock
washer and hardened washer into
blade adapter and crankshaft.
• Use block of wood between blade and
lawn mower housing and tighten the
blade bolt, turning clockwise.
• The recommended
tightening torque is
35-40 ft. Ibs.
IMPORTANT:
treated.
• Remove blade and attaching hardware
(bolt, lock washer and hardened
washer).
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Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
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°1=. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure
the blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause 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, drive a nail
into a beam or wall. Leave about one
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation orat least once a year if the lawn
mower is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each five (5) hours of
continuous use. 13ghten oil plug securely
each time you check the oil level.
inch of the straight nail exposed.
Place
center hole of blade over the head of
the nail. If blade is balanced, it should
remain in a horizontal position. If either
end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade
is balanced.
Blade
Lockwasher
TO CHANGE
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
• Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a
clean surface.
• 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.
• Wipe off any spilled oil on lawn mower
and on side of engine.
• Fill engine with oil. Fill only to the
"FULL" line on the dipstick. DO NOT
OVER FILL.
Crank
Blade
bolt
Hardened
washer
GRASS
Trailing
edge
Blade adapter
CATCHER
• Replace engine oil cap.
• Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
(If purchased as an accessory)
• 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 a
manufacturer approved replacement
catcher. Give the lawn mower model
number when ordering.
ENGINE
Container
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SF, SG or SH. Select
the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your
expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
6"
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
ANTICIPATED
GRADES
16"
BEFORE
N4EXT OIL CHANGE
OIL
NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to
drain oil, drain fuel tank by running
engine until fuel tank is empty.
Crankshaft
keyway
Ke_
ENGINE
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AIR FILTER
MUFFLER
Your engine will not run properly and
may be damaged by using a dirty air
filter.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it
could create a tim hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG
Replace the air filter every year, more
often if you mow in very dusty, dirty
conditions.
Change your spark plug each year to make
your engine start easier and run better. Set
spark plug gap at .030 inch.
CLEANING
TO 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.
_I_CAUTION:
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.
• Install cartridge, then replace cover
making sure the tabs are aligned with
the slots in the back plate. Fasten
screw securely.
Back
plate
Cover
tabs
IMPORTANT: For best performance, kiip
mower housing free of built-grass and trash.
Clean the underside of your mower after
each use.
_,CAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with the spark
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.
Slots
Cover
Cartridge
12
CAUTION:
Before performing any
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 where it cannot come in
contact with plug.
LAWN MOWER
TO ADJUST
CUTTING
Rotate
HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT"
the Operation section of this manual.
DISCHARGE
GUARD
in
The discharge guard, attached to the
discharge opening of your lawn mower, is
provided to prevent the possibility of
injury resulting from objects being thrown
out of the discharge opening into the
operator mowing position. If the discharge
guard becomes damaged, it should be
replaced.
REAR 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 ADJUST
HANDLE
The handle can be mounted in a high or
low position. The mounting holes in the
bottom of lower handle are off center for
raising or lowering the handle.
• Remove upper handle and all parts
attached to lower handle.
• Remove hairpin cotters from lower
handle bracket mounting pin.
• Squeeze lower handle in to remove it
from mounting pins.
• Turn lower handle over to raise or
lower handle.
ENGINE
ENGINE
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 an authorized service center for repair and
adjustment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor has a non-adjustable
fixed main jet for mixture control. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor
problems, take your
lawn mower to an authorized service
center for repair and/or adjustment.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
the proper engine speed.
Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
scan be dangerous,
if you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service center, which has proper equipment and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
• Squeeze lower handle in and position
holes onto mounting pins on handle
bracket.
• Reassemble
upper handle and all
parts removed from lower handle.
13
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.
Operator presence control bar
Upper handle
Fold forward for
storage
Fold
backward
• Clean entire lawn mower (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and
pins are securely fastened. Inspect
moving parts for damage, breakage and
wear. Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
HANDLE
You can fold your lawn mower handle for
storage.
• Squeeze the bottom ends of the lower
handle toward each other until the lower
handle clears the handle bracket, then
move handle forward.
• Loosen upper handle mounting belts
enough to allow upper handle to be folded
back.
IMPORTANT: When folding the handle for
storage or transportation, be sure to fold the
handle as shown or you may damage the
control cables.
• When setting up your handle from the
storage position, the lower handle will
automatically lock into the mowing
position.
Lower handle
Squeeze to,_
Mowing
position
Lowe handle
ENGINE
FUELSYSTEM
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. Also, experience
indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let if run until the fuel
lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
altemative in minimizing the formation of fuel
gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer
to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes
after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to
reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas
tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with
clean engine oil. (See"ENGINE"
inthe
Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER
remov_
_'_c°t_Piln
\Mour"ng
• Remove spark plug.
• Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
• Pull starter handle slowly a few times to
distribute oil.
pin
• Replace with new spark plug.
14
OTHER
IMPORTANT:
• Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
engine
• 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 give protection from dust and dirt.
• Cover your unit with a suitable protective
cover that does not retain moisture. Do not
use plastic. Plas_ cannot breathe which
allows condensation to form and will cause
Never cover mower while
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.
your unit to rust.
TROUBLESHOOTINGCHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Does not start
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
Dirty air fiiter.
Out of fuel.
Stale fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Water in fuel.
4.
5.
Spark plug wire is
disconnected.
6.
7.
8.
Bad spark plug.
6.
Loose blade or broken blad_ 7.
adapter.
Control bar in released
8.
9.
position.
Control bar defective.
1.
uneven
5.
9.
Rear of lawn mower housinc 1.
or cutting blade dragging
in heavy grass.
2.
Cutting too much grass.
Clean/replace air filter.
Fill fuel tank.
Drain tank and refill with
fresh clean fuel.
Drain fuel tank and
carburetor and refill tank
with fresh gasoline.
Connect wire to plug.
Replace spark plug.
T'_hten blade bolt or
replace blade adapter.
Depress control bar to
handle.
Replace control bar.
Set to "Higher Cur'
position.
3.
4.
Dirty air filter.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
3.
4.
Set to "Higher Cut"
position.
Clean/replace air filter.
Clean underside of mower
5.
5.
housing.
Check oil level.
6.
Too much oil in engine.
Walking speed too fast.
6.
Cut at slower walking
speed.
1.
Wom, bent or loose blade.
1.
2.
Wheel heights uneven.
2.
Replace blade. _ghten
blade bolt.
Set all wheels at same
3.
Low engine speed
3.
height
Contact an authorized center/
4.
Buildup of grass, loaves
and trash under mower.
4.
department
Clean underside of
.
Poor cut-
CORRECTION
15
mower housing.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Excessive
vibration
Starter rope hard
to pull
Grass catcher
not filling (if so
eq.ipped)
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Wom, bent or loose blade.
1.
Replace blade. -tighten
blade bolt.
2.
Bent engine crankshaft.
2.
Contact an authorized
service center,
Engine flywheel brake is on
when control bar is released.
1. Depress controlbar to
upper handle before
pulling starter rope.
2, Contactan authorized
servicecenter.
3. Replace blade adapter.
4. Move lawn mowerto cut
grass or to hardsurface
,
2.
Bent engine crankshaft.
3.
Blade adapter broken.
4.
Blade dragging in grass.
1.
2.
Cutting height too low.
Lift on blade wom off,
3.
4.
Catcher not venting air.
Low engine speed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Raise cutting height.
Replace blade.
Clean grass catcher.
Contact an authorized center/
department
Hard to push
1.
2.
Grass is too high or wheel
height is too low.
Rear of lawn mower
3.
housing or blade dragging
in grass.
Grass catcher too full.
4.
Handle height position not
fight for you.
16
,
2.
,
4.
Raise cutting height.
Raise rear of lawn mower
housing one (1) setting
higher.
Empty grass catcher.
Adjust handle height to
suit.
SERVICE NOTES
33
ROTARY
LAWN MOWER - MODEL NO. 917.387430
45
"6
7O
5O
4O
16
77
77
72
27
23
45
55
36
I
74
51
44
43
44
62
47
46
44
ROTARY
KEY
NO.
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
16
19
21
22
23
27
30
33
34
35
36
39
40
41
43
44
45
46
47
PART
NO
86902
132001
1697(_X479
169_479
63601
131959
130861
750097
850733X004
136376
51793
165858
66426
160831
160832
160833
63124
170373X558
170374X568
16(_35X007
168360X004
701037
167131X004
19112222
160828
172720
83923
151162
LAWN MOWER - MODEL NO. 917.387430
DESCRIPTION
ControlBar
RopeGuide
Upc_rHandre
LowerHandle
Locknut1/4-20
HandleBolt5/16-18
EngineZone ControlCable
HexThraad RollingScrew #10-24x1/2
Up-Stop Bracket
HandleKnob
HairpinCotter
RearDeflector
WireTie
DischargeGuard
TorsionSpnng
HingeRod
Locknut5/16-18
Wheel Bracket Support (Left)
Wheel Bracket Support (Right)
Wheel Bracket Adjuster
Selector Spring
SelectorKnob
AxleArm Assm.(RR)
Washer
ShoulderBolt
WheelAssembly(Reer)
Locknut 1/16-18
Wheel Assm(Front)
KEY
NO,
PART
NO
5O
51
52
55
59
61
62
63
64
65
67
774_0
74760514
150406
85463
161345
851514
141114
851074
850263
851084
......
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
---
167130X004
167132X004
167133X004
751153
160830
161622
74760412
700417
144929
111190X
83816
171115
161058
DESCRIPTION
Hubcap
Hex Head Bott5/16-18 x 3/4
HexHead ThreadRollingscrew 3/8-16 x 1
DangerDecal
Lawn MowerHousing( Inc_.Key No. 55)
BladeAdapter
22"Blade
HardeeedWasher
HelicalLockwasher 3_
Hex Head Screw 3/8-24 x 1/4 Grd. 8
Engine- ( See Breakdown)Bdggs andStratton
ModetNo. 143.12HS02-2682-B1
Axle Arm Asm.(LR)
A,_eArmAsm. (LF)
AxleArm Asm (RF)
Nut
Plate.Mulcher
Clip.Closeeut
Hex Head scraw 1/4
Throt_eControl
Screw
Cab_Clamp
Screw
Ownefs Manual(English/Spanish)
WarningDecal(NotShown)
Avai_ole accessoriesnot included withlawnmower:
71 _
-- 33076
SAE 30W Oil (20 oz.)
GrassCatcher
BRIGGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO. 2682-B1
1102
II_ REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL.
SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL,
I
1058 OWNER'S
MANUAL
2o_
]
36
22_
BR|GGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO. 2682-B1
188
968
668
967
445
613 \_J
lO4_
977GASKET
CARBURETOR
SET
1
53 _
617
121 CARBURETOR KIT
11o Q
37
BRIGGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO. 2682-B1
363
305
969
921
670
"
(_
"_
1
19o
957
65A '_'
/---,
592 _
456
[
1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION
I
7
38
[
•
50 _d:_-=_
_
_,!
_
BRIGGS &STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO. 2682-B1
615
4o4_
56
556
__,
474 _
616_
505 _
258
789
358 GASKET SET
3_
20
39
177 _
1087_
_,,._
668
BRIGGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
t0
11
12
13
15
16
2O
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
40
43
45
46
5O
51
53
54
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
493260
Cylinder Assembly
293708
Bushing/Seal
Kit
299819 -_- Oil Seal
493279
Engine Sump
69 ! 160
Cylinder Head
272916 _+ Cylinder Head Gasket
495786
Breather Assembly
272481 -tr+ Breather Gasket
94650
Screw (Breather Assembly)
231933
Breather Tube
272198
-_ Crankcase Gasket
94547
Screw (Cylinder Head)
691680
Oil Drain Plug
498565
Crankshaft
399781
_ Oil Seal
691092
Screw (Engine Sump)
492177
Flywheel
222698
Flywheel Key
499429
Piston Assembly (Standard)
O.S.
499430
Piston
499431
Piston Assy.
Assy. (.010"
(.020" O'S" ))
499432
Piston Assy. (.030" O.S.)
499425
Ring Set (Standard)
499426
Ring Set (.010" O.S.)
499427
Ring Set (.020" O.S.)
499428
Ring Set (.030" O.S.)
263190
Piston Pin Lock
499423
Piston Pin
499424
Connecting Rod
94699
Screw (Connecting Rod)
262651
Exhaust Valve
262652
Intake Valve
691270
Valve Spring
93312
Valve Retainer
493737
Governor/Oil Slinger
690548
Valve Tappet
691449
Cam Gear
497465
Intake Manifold
272199
_
Intake Gasket
692524
Screw (Carburetor)
94526
Screw (Intake Manifold)
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO, 2682-B1
KEY
NO.
55
56
57
58
60
65A
81
95
97
104
t 10
117
121
125
127
130
133
134
137
146
159
163
177
187
188
190
202
209
222
227
258
287
300
304
305
306
PART
NO.
691421
498144
498144
281464
Rewind Starter Housing
Starter Pulley
Rewind Starter Spring
Starter Rope
(Cut to Required Length)
281434
Starter Rope Grip
94904
Screw (Rewind Starter
Housing)
223664
Muffler Screw Lock
94098
Screw (Throttle Valve)
493267
Throttle Shaft
231371
•
Float Hinge Pin
O<l.Washer (Sold in Kit Only)
494870
Main Jet
498260
Carburetor Kit
498170
Carburetor
•
Welch Plug (Sold in Kit Only)
224908
Throttle Valve
398187
Carburetor Float
398188 •
Needle Valve (Includes Seat)
04, Float Bowl Gasket
(Sold in Kit Only)
94388
Timing Key
224815
Support Bracket
272653_•_Air
Cleaner Gasket
280393
_ O-Ring Seal
492790
Fuel Line
693399
Screw (Control Bracket)
94511
Screw (Fuel Tank)
262579
Mechanical Governor Link
263044
Governor Spring
497203
Control Bracket
690783
Governor Lever
94512
Screw (Brake)
94511
Screw (Oil Fill Tube)
497838
Exhaust Muffler
493293
Blower Housing
691108
Screw (BlowerHousing)
690450
Cylinder Shield
RPM Settings:
_r
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Included
Included
121.
Included
Number
Inccluded
Number
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
977.
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1095.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
BRIGGS & STRATTON
4-CYCLE ENGINE
KEY
NO.
307
332
333
334
337
356
358
363
383
404
423
425
443
446
455
456
459
474
505
523
525
529
556
562
584
585
592
597
601
608
613
615
616
617
618
621
635
668
PART
NO.
690345
94877
802574
94731
802592
497833
497316
19069
89838
690272
93758
94872
94873
491588
225121
281503
281505
492841
231082
495264
495265
281299
94512
92613
692342
272238
94908
94943
93053
497680
94231
690340
691306
270344
262749
396847
66538
493823
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Nut (Flywheel)
Magneto Armature
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Spark Plug
Stop Wire
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Spark Plug Wrench
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Interlock Switch)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
Screw (A/C Primer Base)
A]C Cartridge Filter
Flywheel Cup
Pawt Friction Plate
Ratchet Pawl
Alternator
Nut (Governor Lever)
Dipstick
Oil Fill Tube
Grommet
Screw (Alternator)
Bolt (Governor Lever)
Breather Passage Cover
-_ Breather Passage Gasket
Nut (Rewind Starter Housing)
Screw (Pawl Friction Plate)
Fuel Line Clamp
Rewind Starter
Screw (Exhaust Muffler)
Retainer
Governor Crank
04, Intake Manifold Seal
Spring
Stop Switch
Spark Plug Boot
_r Spacer (Includes 2)
MODEL NO. 12H802
TYPE NO. 2682-B1
KEY
NO.
670
687
689A
708
741
789
847
851
869
870
871
910
921
922
923
935
957
966
967
968
969
970
972
975
976
977
1019
1036
1058
1059
1087
1095
1102
----
PART
NO.
280512
94515
Fuel Tank Spacer
Screw
(Breather Passage Cover)
263073
Friction Spdng
691321
O, Throttle Shaft Seal
262598
Timing Gear
493380
Wiring Harness
495263
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
493880
Cable Terminal
691155
Valve Seat (Intake)
690380
Valve Seat (Exhaust)
63709
Guide Bushing (Intake Valve )
262001
Guide Bushing
(Exhaust Valve )
94510
Stud (Alternator)
497233
Blower Housing Cover
262640
Brake Spring
691994
Brake
398758
Interlock Switch
397974
Fuel Tank Cap
496116
NC Primer Base
493537
Pra Cleaner Filter
281340
Air Cleaner Cover
94696
Screw (Blower Housing Cover)
94749
Screw (Support Bracket)
495224
Fuel Tank
493640
Float Bowl
496115
Carburetor Primer
498261
Carburetor Gasket Set
494256
Label Kit
695111
Label Kit-Emission
273693
Owner's Manual
398540
Screw/Washer Kit
280966 _ O-Ring Seal
498526
Va{ve Overhaul Gasket Set
232153
Guide Pilot
12JSO2-1915-E1Replacement
Engine
RPM Settings:
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
121.
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
Number 977.
Inccluded in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
Number 1095.
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
SERVICE NOTES
42
SERVICE
43
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