Craftsman 917.273381 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
JCRAFTSMAWJ
LAWN TRACTOR
17.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
AutomaticTransmission
Model No.
917.273381
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differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
This product
has understand
a low emission
operates
engine,
read and
this engine
Owner'swhich
Manual.
For answers to your questions
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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Warranty ................................................
Safety Rules ..........................................
Product Specifications ...........................
AssemblyPre-Operation ........................
Operation .............................................
Maintenance .......................................
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18
Service and Adjustments ..................... 23
Storable................................................
29
Troubleshooting ................................... 30
Repair Parts ......................................... 34
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
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LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be warved if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throw!ng objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_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 contact spark
plug.
,_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_,WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a s_ope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Donotmowneardrop-offs,
ditches,
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do notuse grass catcher on steep
slopes.
IlL 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. Neveras.
sume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV, SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container Inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
otherdebrisbuild-up.
Clean oilorfue_
spillage.
Allowmachine tocoolbefore
storing.
* Stop and inspecttheequipmentifyou
strike
an object.Repair,ifnecessary,
beforerestarting.
• Never make adjustmentsorrepairs
with
theenginerunning.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
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• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (150 Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
Oil Capacity:
Spark Plug:
GAP: .030")
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Tire Pressure:
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
1.25 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
3.0 Pints
Champion RC12YC
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product =s
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
• Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
• Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
• Product replacement if your covered
product can't be fixed.
• Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
• Fast help by phone- phone support
from.a Sears technician on products
requmng in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
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specialists, who have access to over 4.5
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That's the kind of professionalism you can
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Forward:
5.2
Reverse:
2.7
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 12 PSI
Charging System: 3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
28
Min. CCA: 230
Case Size: UlR
Blade Bolt
27-35 Ft. Lbs.
Torque:
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
gress-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.
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SEARS INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of
home appliances, garage door openers,
water heaters, and other major home
items, in the U,S.A. call 1-800-4-MYHOME®
Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt
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1/2-20
(1) Locknut
1/4-28 x 1.-1/4
1/4-28
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Boot
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,
,
Steering
' Wheel Adapter
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
1__1_0(1)
Knob
Oil Drain_
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
Video Cassette
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Your new tractor 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 tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to rolloff skid.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor,
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
Seat I
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
Shoulder
Bolts
OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location
and function of controls)
_bWARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See 'q'O
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position.
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Adjustment Knob
CHECK BATTERY
I. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
9rminal
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INSTALL MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
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AHI,CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
Deflecter
Shield
Mulcher
Plate
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place.Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires en your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual,
CHECK
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See 'q'O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual,
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
•/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
•/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps),
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
,/All tires are properly inflated, (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory),
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/frent-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling),
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
•/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,f Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or Lr_Literature supplied wLththe product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
OVER TEMP
UGHTS ON
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
MOWER LIFT
UGHT
ATTACHMENT
A3-rACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER_KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER
which,
if not avoided,
will
result Indicates
In death aorhazard
serious
injury.
WARNING
Indicatesa
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could result
In doeth or
serious
Injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
CAUTION
indicatesa
which, Injury.
if not avoided,
might result
In minor hazard
or moderate
&
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicatesa situationthat could result In damage
to the tractor and/or engine,
Failure to follow LnstrucUons
could result in serious Injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
HOT SURFACES Indicates s hazard which,
if not avoided, could result In death, serious Injury
end/or properly damage.
is used to identifysafety Information about hazards which can
result in death, serious Injury
and/or property damage.
/,,_,
JI¢
FIRE indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided,
could result In doeth, serious Injury end/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOU R TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition Switch
iht Switch Position
Ammeter
Lever Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Freewheel
Control
g Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the ]
eyes, whachcan result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments J
or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I
mask worn over spectacles.
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HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Throttle/
Choke \
Control ",
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use,
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than 'STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass, To eliminate
this possibility,always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_bCAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
.Ignition Key
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Brake
Pedal
Position
..i"Disengaged'
Position
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Motion Control
"Brake"
Position
Parking
Brake
"Engaged"
Position
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
I. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position,
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE -
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
to slow position and allowing engine to
idle before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
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• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position,
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed,
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_.CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachemnt
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"Engaged"
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TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment liftcontrol.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
Tranemlselon Engaged
Position
Oissng_ag_
PosiUon
Transmission Dlsengaged
Shield
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_I_WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hillswith slopes greater than 150 and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATtACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
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 _]as can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting ((See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
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PURGE TRANSMISSION
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control
to fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up.This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
(See '_1"OADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.)
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely in an area that is
flat for approximately 80 feet in front of
the tractor and set the parking brake.
2. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
full forward position and hold for five
(5) seconds, or approximately 40 feet.
Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or
approximately 20 feet. After the tractor
moves approximately 20 feet in reverse
return the motion control lever to the
neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
Your transmission is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
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MULCHING
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• 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, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See '_'O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distributionof clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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AS YOU COMPLETE
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Check
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Check V-Belts
Check Engine Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
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Replace
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Paper Cartridge
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy Iond or
_nhigh ambient temperatoras.
2 - Service more often when operating In dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence, To receive
full value from the warranty,
operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
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 you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
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3 * Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axis pivot bolt to 35 fl.olbs, maximum.
DO not overtighton.
LUBRICATION
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IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
_ivot points which have special nylon
earings. 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,
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
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TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade canbe 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 unthraaded 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.
Blade
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8"
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BA'I'rERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
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ENGINE
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers,
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5, Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY' in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual),
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
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NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32°R
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change, All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1, Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil,
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil DrainValve
Closed end
Locked
Yellow
Cap
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3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning countemlockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto to the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
AIR FILTER
Handle
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Pre-cleaner
Bas_ots
Tabs
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT" Petroleum solvents,
such as kerosene, are not to be used
to clean the cartridge. They may cause
deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil
cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to
clean cartridge.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system. Remove blower housing and
clean area shown to prevent overheating
and engine damage.
Air Screen
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Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission
covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the usful
life of your tractor. Use compressed air or
a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and
trash from tractor and mower.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clamp_
Clamp
Fuel Filter
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WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
I. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position,
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position,
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor,
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Small Retainer
Small Retainer
Clutch
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Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Bar
prings
(Both Sides)
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7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E"on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edae
of mower t_
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FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Front Unks
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
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"A"
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TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear Wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
engaged"position.
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BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Engine Pulley I-
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TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/
REPLACEMENT
Should your transmissionrequire removalfor
service or replacement, itshould be purged
after ralnstallationand before operatingthe
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in
the Operation section of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal, Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center,
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Keeper
Transmission/
Input Pulley
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TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely,
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Motion Control
Lever
TO REMOVEWHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retainingring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not lose).
3, Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears, Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Rin
Axle Cover
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
Lock
Gate
Adjustment
Bolt
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
26this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one and of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
Seat
Terminal
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead Battery
Negative (Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Fully Charged Battery
REPLACING BA'I-rERY
_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
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Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2, Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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ENGINE
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may result
Maintenance,repair,or replacement
of the
emissioncontroldevicesandsystems,which if screw is turned in too tight.
arebeingdoneatthecustomersexpense,
PRELIMINARY SETTING may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishmentor individual.Warranty
repairsmust be performedby an authorized
engine manufacturer'sservice outlet.
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
Governor Control Lever Governor Control Plate
"A"
Clamp Screw
FINAL SE'I-rlNG -(See 'q'O ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this
section of the manual.)
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then countemlockwise until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions. Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION TEST 4. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (countemlockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust or damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine 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.
Cable
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load.
If the carburetor does need adjustment,
proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve In
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Idle Speed
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Limiter
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immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
hose, or tank during storage. Also, 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
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
2.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• 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 tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1, Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
J8. Loose or damaged wiring.
!9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7, Empty fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10, Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Hard to start
! 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Engine will not
turn over
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6,
7.
8.
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter,
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7,
8.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuel filter,
Empty fuel tank and refilltank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Engine valves out of
8, Contact a Sears or other
adjustment.
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals,
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast,
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil leveVdirty oil.
Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
I1. Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
(continued)
6. Faulty spark plug.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
CORRECTION
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Water in fuel.
9. Empty fuel tank and carbure.
tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13, Loose or damaged wiring.
13. Check all wiring.
14. Carburetor out of adjustment 14. See 'q'o Adjust CarburetoK'
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Engine valves out of
15. Contact a Sears or other
adjustment,
qualified service center.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Replace blade.Tighten blad_
bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
,
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Mower deck not level.
2. Level mower deck.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and 3. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing,
Bent blade mandrel.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-upof grass, leaves
open vent holes.
and trash around mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
1. Obstruction in clutch
1. Remove obstruction.
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive I 2. Replace mower drive belt.
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4, Frozen blade mandrel.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow,
2. Travel speed too fast.
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1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section In manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor grass
discharge
continued)
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and 7. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Improper blades used.
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Hesdllght(s) not
working
(If so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
!charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
11.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiringand connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
Loss of drive
1. Freewheel control in
1. Place freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
"engaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
2. Replace motion drive belt.
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
3. Purge transmission.
during shipment or servicing.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
1. Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control to
at "SLOW" position for 30
"SLOW" position and allow
30 seconds before stopping
to idle for 30 seconds before
engine,
stopping engine.
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DESCRIPTION
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Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 uric x 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm LightW/4152J
Bulb Light#1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga, 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12' black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
ProtectionWire Loop
Cover Battery Fender
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180449
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U,S. Inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
28
31
2O8
74
chassis-Laser 4t.stlt_27
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917,273381
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
209
212
278
---
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly Laser
Bumper Extrusion
Nut
Grille Lens Asm
Lens, Laser
Fend/Ftrsst Pnt STLT
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tyt
Bracket Asm. PIvot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser
Bolt Rdhd Bqnk 3/8-16 uncx 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Plate Reinforcement BTLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 "l-I"
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2TYTT
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw HexwshThdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4 BI.
Insert Lens Reflective
Screw 10x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Plug, Button
Plug, Dome, Plastic
NOTE:
174619
176554
17060612
155272
187846X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X558
184921
STD541437
188636
174332X599
188571X558
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
175702
186689
175582
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
175143
191611
5479J
187801
All component dimensions given fo U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
37
GROUND DRIVE
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
32
37
16_
36 35
52
2
3O
29
/
96
74
75
drive-hydro.silL72
38
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
19
STD541437
21
22
24
25
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
130564
178141
73350600
106888X
STD561210
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
51
62
63
64
65
66
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
178138
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedass LTH2000
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x I CAD
Washer Look Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18
Unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Unc
Knob 1/2-13
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Broke ROd
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD,
Rod, Perking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt RDHD 3/8-16 unc x 2 3/4
Gr.5
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16x.875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hax 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
69
142432
70
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
85
89
95
96
112
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
202
212
245
246
247
251
252
263
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
178140
165711
19171216
150360
188309X428
178134
4497H
19091210
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
72110614
145212
178122
178121
181462
17060516
19131616
17000612
DESCRIPTION
Screw Hex, Wsh, HI-Lo
1/4 x 1/2 unc
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga,
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga,
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Nut Look Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Console, Shift
Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH
Retainer Spring 1" ZInPJCad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Bqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Look Fig 3/6-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32x2x 10Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyllner Snap-in 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Strap Torque Lh LTH2000
Strap Torque Rh LTH2000
Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE:AllcomponentdimensionsgivenIn U.S.Inches
1 inch= 25,4 mm
39
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
STEERINGASSEMBLY
. ._38
L
6?
67
17
4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917,273381
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
Steadng Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ring, K]ip
Beadng, Steering Column
Dregllnk
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 2.5/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
ExtensionShaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Fitting,Grease
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
BracketSusp. Chassis Front
Fastener Chdstrnas Tree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
139768
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19183812
73540600
186737
145C54X428
121749X
180640
121232X
183226
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER
917.273381
ENGINE
2
3
13
4
14
78
'33
7
31
29
23
r OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-bs.1 cyU 7
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720408
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
72
78
81
137352
165291
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
184900
14(_527
123487X
137040
181654
124028X
17670412
17000612
19091416
183906
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
ControlThrot/Ch
Screw HexThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine (See Breakdown)
Brlggs Model 31C707-0230-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id'rln Plated
Tube Drain oll easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose BIk
Une Fuel 20"
Plug drain oll easy
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Screw 3/8-16x 1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE:Allcomponent
dimensions
givenIn U.S.Inches
1 Inch= 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
SEAT ASSEMBLY
917.273381
12
ses_t_lt.knob_g
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga,
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut He)( Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 uno
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk ZI
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Pnt Seat
Knob Seat Adj Wlngnut
188716
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/420 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr, 5 Zinc
BoltShoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga,
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250)(
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S. Inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER
917.273381
DECALS
13
6
3
7
7
4
2
13
10
\
20
11
9
5
12
16
14
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
Decal, Opar. Instr.
Decal, Hood Replacement
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Deck "B"42"
Decal, Customer Maintenance
Decal Hood Side LT1000
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Battery
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
13
14
15
16
20
---- - - -
Decal, DashPanel
Decal,V-BeltSchematic
Decal,Engine
Decal, MowerHvy.Duty12 Ga.
DecalBatteryDngr/PsnEng
Decal ChassDisconnect
Decal,LiftHandle
PadFootrestLH STLT
PadFootrestRH STLT
Owner'sManual,English
Owner'sManual,Spanish
156811
190927
184728
184729
179128
133644
184730
184899
156439
138047
146046
WHEELS & TIRES
2_
5,0
4,10
11
186787
160396
186377
172331
149516
178392
138311
184310X428
184311 )(428
190922
190923
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
Cap ValueTire
StemValue
Tire FTs 15 x 6 0- 6 Service
TubeInnerFront#35060
Rim Asm6"frontWhiteService
FittingGrease
BearingFlange
Rim Asm8"rearWhiteService
Tire RTs 18 x 9 5-8 Service
TubeRear 9 5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk1 50 x 1 00
Sealant,Tire (10 oz. tube)
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
106268X
7152J
104757X428
144334
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven In U.S. Inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
wheeU
45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
LIFT ASSEMBLY
8
li
.!'
I
i
I'
I"
.I'
3
2
6
6
13
13
2O
20
19
15
lift-rh.lplece_3
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Washer Asm inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
LinkAsm Lift L.H.
LinkAsm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Beadng, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven In U.S. inches
1 Inch= 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.273381
MOWER DECK
152_
5
401_
,148
.146
106"._
,147
102
lOS/_ '. T,_//_
142
lO3r \ f._
101/_//104
34
103 105
/
J/
/_.7:l
/
lllll
102_l
21
16
14
29
18
48
27
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
--
139775
--
138971
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X425
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
72110612
36
37
40
44
45
131494
STD551037
73900600
140088
STD624003
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are
available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For
mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear whan mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging
or discharging)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Baarlng, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut CrownlockS/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt Carr. Sh.
3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut Lock 3/8-16 uno
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
49
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
46
48
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029,.I
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/5
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retelner
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-BOlt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex
3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr.5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-18 unc x 1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spdng Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring YellowZinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uno x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm, Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only-Pulley Not
Included
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover componants key
nos. 101 - 106)
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.inchas
1 inch= 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
150
47
48
115
25
5O
87
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
5
9
13
14
15
17
22
23
25
26
28
29
31
36
87
38
40
41
42
42A
48
44A
44B
45
47
48
49
56
65
67
772151
770135
776355
778263
786197
778368
778388
778373
786139
792194
792195
792073A
792125
792035
780065
780189
790071
790007
799021
792204
790102
792202
792203
792171
790100
790099
790101
774869
774688
778378
778379
780195
776440
Cover L.H,
Case
Counter Shaft
Spur Gear 11T
Neutral Sleeve (.572)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 14) (13Tseth)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth)
Ring Gear (54 Teeth)
Ddve Pin
Spdng
Washer .750 ID
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Washer ,627 ID .091W
Washer .563 ID .062W
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad
Roll Pin .25
Brake Lever
Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, 114-20x 1-3/4
Screw, 10-24 x .500
Inside Brake (Mach)
Outside Brake (Casting)
Actuator Rod
Axle 16.812
Axle 11.625
Spur Gear 18T
Spur Gear 81T
Washer .7501D .062W
Brakashaft
51
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
70
79
85
87
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
109
113
114
115
127
150
157
180
182
183
184
185
190
191
200
786196
792201
792154
788088A
792141
792200
792199
792154
792193
792198
780096
786162
792046
788104
786199
786200
786198
784384
788098A
788102
730229
788103
792118
792196
798050
792150
792151
794787
203
206
207
208
209
210
798044
798055
798053
798040
798054
794788
DESCRIPTION
Spacer .625.765
Spdng
OU Fill Plug
OII Seal 3/4"
Washer .3771D .058W
Snubber Washer
Snubber Spring .471D
Washer .4371D .078W
Screw, 1/4-28 x .490
Nut, 3/8-24
Washer ,625 ID ,057W
Sleeve Assembly
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
"O" Ring
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157)
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 87)
Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87)
Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl. 109)
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon
OII Seal 9/16"1D
BOil Spec. (80W90)
Grommet
Relief Valve
Hose Barb
Tubing 1/2 x 5
Washer
Nut 7/16-20
Differential (Gear Reduction
Drive)
Pulley & Hub Ass'y
Disconnect Lever
Mounting Rate
Fan
Control Lever
Hydro Module LH Fender Control
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TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.273381
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
697174
399265
391086
697106
698147
692410
697109
697157
597113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
697159
697160
697162
697163
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
697164
697165
697171
697172
697100
697099
697126
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
697352
691752
691968
690564
697687
697761
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
95
98
104
105
106
108
108A
117
690193
692137
690227
691148
697384
697987
690582
691003
690602
498030
691636
495800
690525
231855
690577
690484
692344
694352
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
• Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
•+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
• Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Cmnkshaft
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010" Oversize)
Ring Set (.020_Oversize)
Ring Set (.030" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Rywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (31C707-0230-E2
Replacement
Engine-art not avellaple)
Manifold-Intake
,O1+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screan-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-idle Mixture
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
ID Pin-Float Hinge
_l Valve-Flcat Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matlc)
Jet-Main (Standard)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
141A
142
146
186
187
697492
697241
697190
695005
691750
494379
494381
281165
495097
495931
697140
691639
692317
691050
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
305
305A
306
307
309
309A
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691636
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
698402
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
.......
310
311
311A
333
334
337
358
363
690323
497608
395538
492341
691061
491055
697191
19203
RPM Settings:
$
+
DESCRIPTION
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
ID:_ Gasket-FloatBowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matlc)
ID Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-Mechanical Governor
Spdng-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Flltar-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
_l:l: Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Motor-Starter (For Replacement
Starter Motor, See Reference
3O9)
BoR (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
LowSpeed:1900-2100
HighSpeed:3000-3200
Included In Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
121
Included In Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
977
Included In Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.
inches1 inch: 25.4 mm
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KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
510A
513
523
524
525
544
544A
552
562
579
584
601
514
616
617
634
89838
691691
697122
698083
691251
696459
691532
691251
693699
497606
692024
697086
691032
697184
692034
390837
697144
691119
691028
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690801
634A
690802
635
643
654
691
697
718
729
741
757
758
759
783
783A
789
797
601
801A
802
802A
803
803A
830
842
847
691909
698401
690958
692407
690372
690959
691224
697128
697607
697134
697392
693713
693059
698329
693167
691283
394856
891286
395537
693757
398159
691095
691031
697611
DESCRIPTION
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbow-Intake
Ffltar-Alr Cleaner Cartddge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strep-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Ddve-Starter
Ddve-Startar
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
• SeaI-DlpstickTube
Tube-Dipstick
Starter-Armature
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passege
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
21* Seal-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
21 Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
21 Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke A
Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
° Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Countarwalght
Gear-Pinion
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Widng
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
° SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
851
868
876
877
896
914
947
950
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1019
1022
1023
1025
- -1029
1034
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1070
1083
1083A
1090
1091
1095
1119
1263
1264
1265
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1279
692424
690968
495877
393456
691641
690960
694393
691657
697015
698403
495933
690192
691328
697853
697143
272475
692492
692003
692011
691751
690822
695700
698368
691658
691265
275038
690372
691626
690958
691293
691333
690190
691183
697124
697104
697125
691917
697123
697575
697156
690960
RPM Settings:
°
21
_
+
DESCRIPTION
Terminal-Spark Plug
°+ Seal-Valve
Kit-Pinion Spring
Wire-Connector/Alternator
Pin-Ddve Retainer
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Screw (Float Bowl)
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
O Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Rywhsel
Kit-Lebal
_ Gaaket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Rod-Push(Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Nut (Startar Terminal)
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
°21 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
21 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included In Engine Gasket Set, Key.No, 358
Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
No. 121
included In Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.No.
977
included In Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All componantdirnensions
givenIn U.S.inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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