Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMAWJ 7.0 HP 19 INCH TINE WIDTH REAR TINE WITH DUAL ROTATING TINES TILLER Model No. 917.293490 Safety Assembly • Operation • Maintenance /_ / _/_ • Espanol / __ • Repair Parts __'_ ° i,_ This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment, Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance Schedule ...................... 14 Service and Adjustments.................... 16 Storage ............................................... 20 Troubleshooting................................. 21 IllustratedParts List ............................ 44 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 2 Product Specifications .......................... 4 Assembly .............................................. 5 Operation .............................................. 8 Maintenance ....................................... 14 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TILLER For two (2) years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Tiller is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as tines, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • If this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes, this Warranty applies for only thirty (30) days from the date of purchase. Warranty service is available by returning the craftsman power mower to the nearest sears service center/department in the united states. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the united states. This Warranty gives you specificlegal rights,and you may also have other dghts which varyfrom stateto state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. TRAINING • Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting the engine (motor). " Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate outer garments. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces. ° Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable. Use an approved fuel container. " Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine. ° Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors. Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up spilled fuel before restarting. • Read the Owner's Manual carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly. • Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never allow adults to operate the equipment without proper instruction. • Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, padicularly small children, and pets. PREPARATION • Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all foreign objects. 2 • Useextension cords and receptacles as specified by the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors or electric starting motors. • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine (motor) is running (except where specifically recommended by manufacturer). • Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing. • Never allow bystanders near the unit. • Usa only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the tiller. • Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light. • Be careful when tilling in hard ground. The tines may catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward. If this occurs, let go of the handlebars and do not restrain the machine. OPERATION • Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. • Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers. • After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor), remove the wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the tiller for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the tiller. • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling. • If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. • Stop the engine (motor) when leaving the operating position. • Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine unattended. Disengage the tines, shift into neutral, and stop the engine. • Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental starting. Disconnect the cord on electric motors. • Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust fumes are dangerous. • Never operate the tiller without proper guards, plates, or other safety protective devices in place. • Keep children and pets away. • Do not ovedoad the machine capacity by attempting to till too deep at too fast a rate. MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE • Keep machine, attachments, and accessories in safe working condition. • Check shear pins, engine mounting bolts, and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present, such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, and the like. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. • Always refer to the operator's guide instructions for important details if the tiller is to be stored for an extended period. _Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!H YOUR _LAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs. _WARNING: 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. 3 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER GASOLINE CAPACITY: 4 QUARTS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL (API-SF-SJ): 3APACITY: 19 OZ.) SAE 30 (ABOVE 40°F) SAE5W-30/10W-30 (BELOW 40°F) CHAMPION RJ19LM OR J19LM ,SPARK PLUG : (GAP: .030") CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears Tiller. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problems 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 unit. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tiller properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tiller. • Follow the instructions under the "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this Owner's _Manual. WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arraster is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Rssourcas 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). These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased. They are also available at most Seam Retail outlets and Service Centem. Most Seam Stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your tiller. ENGINE JSPARKPLUGI MUFFLER I AIRFILTER I GASC_ I ENGIm!OIL _AUn_R TILLER PERFORMANCE FURROW OPENER ¢ TILLER MAINTENANCE BELT _NES SHEAR MN HAIRPIN CLIp Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY FRONT RIGHT A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (1) Utility knife (1) Wire cutter (1) Tire pressure gauge (t) Screwdriver (1) Pair of pliers (1) 9/16" wrench OPERATOR'S POSITION OPERATOR'S POSITION When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (standing behind tiller handles). CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK (1) Center Locknut (2) Handle Locks (1) Carriage Bolt 3/8-16 UNC (1) Cable Clip 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 (1) Hairpin Clips (1) Pivot Bolt 3/8-16 UNC Grade 5 , °l (2) Shear Pins & Clips (1) Flat Washer O 13/32 x 1 x 11 Ga. (1) Handle Lock Lever % UNPACKING CARTON ACAUTION: Be careful of exposed staples when handling or disposing of cartoning material. IMPORTANT: When unpacking and assembling tiller, be careful not to stretch or kink cables. I. While holding handle assembly, cut cable ties securing handle assembly to top frame. Let handle assembly rest on tiller. 2. Remove top frame of carton. 3. Slowly ease handle assembly up and place on top of carton. 4. Cut down right hand front and right hand rear comers of carton. Lay side carton wall down. 5. Remove packing material from handle assembly. Shift Rod Assembly INSTALL HANDLE 1. Insert the thicker black handle lock (with teeth facing to the right) in gearcase notch. VIEWED FROM R.H. SIDE OF TILLER Assembly Gearcase Notch Handle Lock • '_ Handle Assembly UP Positon Tighten handle locklever I hold JlF 3. _ Rotate handle assembl, down. Insert rear carriage bolt first, with head of bolt on L.H. side of tiller and loosely assemble Iocknut. 4. Insert pivot bolt in front part of plate and tighten. 5. Cut down left hand rear corner of carton. Lay rear carton wall down, which will remove the protective cardboard flap from leveling shield. 6. Cut down remaining comers of carton and lay panels flat. 7. Lower the handle assembly. Tighten nut on carriage bolt so handle moves with some resistance. This will allow for easier adjustment. 8. Place flat washer on threaded end of handle lock lever. 9. Insert handle lock lever through handle base and gearcase. Screw in handle lock lever just enough to hold lever in place. 10. Insert the smaller silver handle lock (with teeth inward) in the slot of the handle base (just inside of washer). 11 .With handle assembly in lowest position, securely tighten handle lock lever by rotating clockwise. Leaving handle assembly in lowest position will make it easier to remove tiller from carton. Flat Washer Handle Lock Handle Lock, Lever Slot 2. Grasp handle assembly. Hold in "up" position. Be sure handle lock remains in gearcase notch. Slide handle assembly into position. _t Rear Cartridge BpIt Handle Bass INSERT CABLE CLIP • Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the back of handle column. Push cables into clip, REMOVETILLER FROM CRATE 1. Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N" (neutral) position. 2. Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle. Separate cardboard cover from leveling shield. 3. Rotate tiller handle to the right and pull tiller out of carton. Handle Column CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your unit were overinflatad at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct and equal tire pressure is important for best tilling performance. • Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI. Clip HANDLE CONNECT SHIFT ROD 1. Insert end of shift rod into hole of shift lever indicator. 2. Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift rod to secure. HairpinC_lip HEIGHT • Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operator. (See _O ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Shift Lever Indicator Sh_ Rod 7 KNOWYOURTILLER READTHIS TILLER. OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. _LL_G T_L_ FO_A_O NE_ R_ERSE _T_ CRWA_I_ E_S ON _GINE _F _ lr _ _ FUEL O_ Throttle Control Lever Ddve Control Bar Shift Lever Indicator Drag Depth Stake_ Recoil Starter Handle MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Our tillersconformto the safety standardsof the American National Standards Institute. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. LEVELING SHIELD - Levels tilled soil. SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmission gears. SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR - Shows which gear the transmission is in. RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to start the engine. DRIVE CONTROL BAR - Used to engage tines. DEPTH STAKE - Controls depth at which tiller will dig. DRAG STAKE - Controls forward speed in forward rotating till position. OUTER SIDE SHIELD - Adjustable to protect small plants from being buried, 8 The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tiller and while tilling. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOWTO USEYOURTILLER Know how to operate all controls before adding fuel and oil or attempting to start engine. STOPPING TINES AND DRIVE 1. Release drive control bar to stop movement. 2. Move shift lever to "N" (neutral) position. ENGINE • Move throttle control to "STOP" position. if equipped with stop switch, move switch to =STOP*' position. NOTE: Never use choke to stop engine. HARD TO SHIFT GEARS • Bdefly engage drive control bar and release or rock tiller forward and backward until are able to shift gears, DEPTH STAKE The depth stake can be raised or lowered to allow you more versatile tilling and cultivating, or to more easily transport your tiller, ShallowestTilling _.. ""Transport Position Deepest Tilling Depth Stake Drive ControlBar U "ENGA_ _._ Lever "DISENGAGED" / Position Throttle/_C(i TINE OPERATION DRIVE DRAG STAKE The drag stake should be raised when tilling the counter rotating (_) till position. The drag stake should be lowered when tilling in the forward rotating (_) till position. -WITH WHEEL • Always release ddve control bar before moving shift lever into another position, • Tins movement is achieved by moving shift lever to either the counter rotating (_,) till position or the forward rotating (_) till position and engaging drive control bar. FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY/TINES STOPPED • Release drive control bar and move shift lever indicator to UF"(forward) position. Engage ddve control bar and tiller will move forward. REVERSE - WHEELS ONLY/TINES STOPPED 1. DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND TILLER. 2. Release the drive control bar. 3. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position, 4, Move shift lever indicator to "R" (reverse) position. 5. Hold ddve control bar against the handle to start tiller movement. 9 Lowered_ (ForwardRotatingtill) Raised (Counterrotatingtill) "RLUNG NOTE: Use the counter rotating tine drive when tilling hard or rockey soil, virgin ground or sod. 1. Release depth stake and drag stake pins. Pull the depth stake up for increased tilling depth. Raise the drag stake. Place proper pin in hole of depth stake or drag stake to lock in position. 2. Place shift lever indicator in counter rotating (_) till position. 3. Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start tilling movement. Tines and wheels will both turn. 4. Move throttle control to =FAST" position for deep tilling. IMPORTANT: Always release drive control bar before moving shift lever into another position. "Locked"Position I Nit ,B, N_U_.A_ Outer Side Shield /J'r '-Fle I.. eased" _ Position TURNING 1. Release the ddve control bar. 2. Move throttle control to =SLOW" position. 3. Place shift lever indicator in =F" (forward) position. Tines will not turn. 4. Lift handle to raise tines out of ground. 5. Swing the handle in the opposite direction you wish to turn, being careful to keep feet and legs away from tines. 6. When you have completed your turnaround, release the ddve control bar and lower handle. Place shift lever in (till) position and move throttle control to desired speed. To begin tilling, hold drive control bar against the handle. CULTIVATING IMPORTANT: Always lower the drag stake when using the forward rotating tine drive. OUTER SIDE SHIELDS The back edges of the outer side shields are slotted so that the shields can be raised for deep tilling and lowered for shallow tilling to protect small plants from being buried. 1. Loosen nut _A" in slot and nut "B". 2. Move shield to desired position (both sides). 3. Retighten nuts. TOTRANSPORT ACAUTION: Before lifting or transporting, allow tiller engine and muffler to cool, Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from fuel tank. AROUND THE YARD 1. Release the depth stake pin. Move the depth stake down to the top hole for transporting the tiller. Place depth stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock in position. This prevents tines from scuffing the ground. 2. Place shift lever indicator in "F_ (forward) position for transporting. 3. Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start tiller movement. Tines will not turn. 4. Move throttle control to desired speed. AROUND TOWN 1. Disconnect spark plug wire. 2. Drain fuel tank. 3. Transport in updght position to prevent oil leakage. BEFORE STARTING ENGINE IMPORTANT: Be very careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when checking or adding oil or fuel. Use clean oil and fuel and store in approved, clean, covered containers, use clean fill funnels. CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your unit has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with SAE 30 summer weight oil. 1. With engine level, clean area around oil filler plug and remove plug. 2. Engine oil should be to point of ovedowing when engine is level. • For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 4 of this manual. All oil must meet A.P.I, Service Classification SF, SG or SH. 3. Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten NOTE: Use the forward rotating fine drive when cultivating, tilling soft ground or tilling pre-tilled soil. 1. Release the depth and drag stake pins. Lower drag stake. Pull the depth stake up for increased tilling depth. Place proper pin in hole of depth stake or drag stake to lock in position. 2. Place shift lever indicator in forward to rotating (_) till position. 3. Hold the ddve control bar against the handle to start tilling movement. Tines and wheels will both turn. 4. Move throttle control "FAST" position for deep tilling. To cultivate, throttle control can be set at any desired speed, depending on how fast or slow you wish to cultivate. 10 • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. Oil Fill ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life.) IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean, winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 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 section of this manual for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. ACAUTION: Fill to within 1/2 inch of top of fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow for fuel expansion. If gasoline is accidentally spilled, move machine away from area of spill. Avoid creating any source of ignition until gasoline vapors have disappeared. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE 1. Make sure spark plug wire Is propedy connected. 2. Move shift lever indicator to "N" (neutral) position. 3. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 4. Turn fuel shut-off valve 1/4 turn to open position. 5. Push stop switch to "ON" position. 6. Move choke control to "CHOKE" position. 7. Grasp recoil starter handle with one hand and grasp tiller handle with other hand. Pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression cycle (rape will pull slightly harder at this point). 8. Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do not let starter handle snap back against starter. NOTE: If engine fires but does not start, move choke control to half choke position. Pull recoil starter handle until engine starts. 9. When engine starts, slowly move choke control to "RUN" position as engine warms up. NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking to start. 1O.Move throttle control to desired running position. 11.Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging tines. NOTE: If at a high altitude (3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32°F), the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See =TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. NOTE: If engine does not start, see troubleshooting points. Fuel shut-off Rewinds ACAUTION: Keep fine control in "OFF" position when starting engine. When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra pulls of the recoil starter to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 11 Choke controls TILLING HINTS _anCAUTION; Until you are accustomed to dling your tiller, start actual field use with throttle in slow position (mid-way between _FAST" and =iDLE"). • Tilling is digging into, turning over, and breaking up packed soil before planting. Loose, unpacked soil helps root growth. Best tilling depth is 4" to 6". A tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation. The decomposition of this vegetable matter enriches the soil. Depending on the climate (rainfall and wind), it may be advisable to till the soil at the end of the growing season to further condition the soil. • Soil conditions are important for proper tilling. Tines will not readily penetrate dry, hard soil which may contribute to excessive bounce and difficult handling of your tiller. Hard soil should be moistened before tilling; however, extremely wet soil will "ball-up" or clump during tilling. Wait until the soil is less wet in order to achieve the best results. When tilling in the fall, remove vines and long grass to prevent them from wrapping around the tine shaft and slowing your tilling operation. • You will find tilling much easier if you leave a row untilled between passes. Then go back between tilled rows.There are two reasons for doing this. First, wide turns are much easier to negotiate than about-faces. Second, the tiller won't be pulling itself, and you, toward the row next to it. • Do not lean on handle. This takes weight off the wheels and reduces traction. To get through a really tough section of sod or hard ground, apply upward pressure on handle or lower the depth stake. CULTIVATING Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to prevent them from robbing nourishment and moisture from the plants. At the same time, breaking up the upper layer of soil crust will help retain moisture in the soil. Best digging depth is 1" to 3" (2.5-7.5 cm). Lower the outer side shields to protect small plants from being buried. • Cultivate up and down the rows at a speed which will allow tines to uproot weeds and leave the ground in rough condition, promoting no further growth of weeds and grass. • Do not lean on handle, this takes weight off the wheels, reduces traction, and may cause the tiUerto skip over the ground. • Always lower the drag stake when using the forward rotating tine drive. © _ TINE SHEAR ©O© /_ j ©© PINS The tine assemblies on your tiller are secured to the tine shaft with shear pins (See "TINE REPLACEMENT" in the Sewice and Adjustments section of this manual). If the tiller is unusually overloaded or jammed, the shear pins are designed to break before internal damage occurs to the transmission. • If shear pin(s) break, replace only with those shown in the Repair Parts section of this manual. -_> 12 ADJUSTWHEELS CULTIVATING FOR OUTER VIEW OF TIRE 1. Place blocks under right hand side of tiller and remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from right hand wheel. 2. Move wheel outward approximately 1 inch until hole in inner wheel hub lines up with inner hole in axle. 3. Replace clevis pin and hairpin clip on inside of wheel and remove blocks. 4. Repeat preceding steps on left hand side. NOTE: In extremely rough conditions and while cultivating, the wheels should be moved outward on the axle for increased stability. _1_ HairpinCllip INNER VIEW OF TIRE Clevis Pin 13 "_ SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE _/_ FILL IN DATES _ _- *_ __SERVICE DATES REGULAR SERVICE Check Engine Oil Level 11_ Vw Change Engine Oil 1_,2 OI Pivot Points ll_ I_pect Spark Armster / Muffler In_speotAir Screen t/ Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge Clean Engine Cylinder Fins I1_ Replace Spark Plug I_ RH Gear Case Grease Fiffing (1oz.) 1 - _ 2 " Service flnOre oftoN whert O_a_ more ollen when Oflerattrig GENERAL u_r a h_ivy _*ad or In I1_ In d_lty or ciusly ¢WtGtdior_; I II/I _111_efl_ ter_rat UCl_S. LUBRICATION CHART RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tiller does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the operator must maintain tiller as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tiller. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check tines 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 * ThrottleControl ** Engine R.GearOsse Gr)ase F_:tak s Pin _* Leveling _ '1 Hinges \* Wheel Hub * Idler Bracket * SAE 30 OR 5W-30 Motor Oil -- Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" *** EP #1 Grease 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check tine operation. 3. Check for loose fasteners. LUBRICATION Keep unitwell lubricated(See "LUBRICATION CHART"). 14 Section _LCAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance (except carburetor adjustment) to prevent accidental starting of engine. Prevent fires! Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, spilled oil, or fuel. Remove fuel from tank before tipping unit for maintenance. Clean muffler area of all grass, dirt, and debris. Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause bums. ENGINE LUBRICATION Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected temperature. NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W-30, etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 40°F (4°C). Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tiller is not used for 60 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Add SAE 30 motor oil or equivalent. Tighten oil filler plug securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tiller is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Use a funnel to prevent oil spill on tiller, and catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove drain plug. For easier removal of plug use 7/1612 Pt. socket with extension. 2. Tip tiller forward to drain oil. 3. After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. 4. Remove oil filler plug. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine. 5. Refill engine with oil. See "CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL" in the Operation section of this manual. Oil drain Plug AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 50 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob and cover. Lift air cleaner assembly off stud. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. Remove foam pre-cteaner from air filter. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cteaner. 5. Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter. 6. Reinstall cover end secure with knob. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE 1. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from entering carburetor. 2. Remove foam pra-cleaner from air filter. 3. Clean carfridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter. 5. Reinstall cover and secure with knob. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. 15 MUFFLER ,___:_ Cover Knob Cover-__ _ Cartridge Precleaner_ Bass _ COOLING SYSTEM Your engine is air cooled. For proper engine performance and long life keep your engine clean. • Clean air screen frequently using a stiff-bdstled brush. • Keep cylinder fins, levers, and linkage free of dirt and chaff. Do not operate finer without muffler. Do not tamper with exhaust system. Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could create a fire hazard. Inspect periodically and replace if necessary. If your engine is equipped with a spark arraster screen assembly, remove every 50 hours for cleaning and inspection. Replace if damaged. SPARK PLUG Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each tilling season or after eve/'/50 hours of use, whichever comes first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 4 of this manual. TRANSMISSION Once a season, lubdcate the right hand gear case grease fitting with 1 oz. of EP #1 grease. CLEANING Do not clean your tiller when the engine and transmission are hot. We do not recommend using pressurized water (garden hose, etc.) to clean your unit unless the gasket area around the transmission and the engine muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine will shorten the useful life of your tiller. • Clean engine, wheels, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. Screen Muffler •(_CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come into contact with plug. TILLER :::; j_/-Handle TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT Select handle height best suited for your tilling conditions. Handle height will be different when tiller digs into soil. 1. First loosen handle lock lever. 2. Handle can be positioned at different settings between =HIGH" and =LOW" positions. 3. Retighten handle lock lever securely after adjusting. (High) Position Handle Lock Lever (Low) Position 16 :\\ TIRE CARE _kCAUTION: When mounting tires, unless beads are seated, ovednflation can cause an explosion. • Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure. If tire pressures are not equal, tiller will pull to one side. • Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which can damage rubber. TO REMOVE WHEEL 1, Place blocks under transmission to keep tiller from tipping. 2, Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from wheel. 3, Remove wheel and tire. 4, Repair tire end reassemble. Clevis Pin HairpinClip TO REMOVE BELT GUARD NOTE: For ease of removal, remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from left wheel. Pull wheel out from tiller about 1 inch. 1. Remove two (2) screws from side of belt guard. 2. Remove hsx nut and washer from bottom of belt guard (located behind wheel). 3. Pull belt guard out and away from unit. 4. Replace belt guard by reversing above procedure. f/j/;n y_,_ Hex Nut Washer .J_ (Located "_,_ Behind HairpinClip andClevis Pin TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE BELT I. Remove belt guard as described in "TO REMOVE BELT GUARD". 2, Remove old belt by slipping off engine pulley first then remove from transmission pulley. 3. Place new belt in groove of transmission pulley and into engine pulley. BELT MUST BE IN GROOVE ON TOP OF IDLER PULLEY. NOTE POSITION OF BELT TO GUIDES. 4. Check belt adjustment as described below. 5. Replace belt guard. 6. Reposition wheel and replace clevis pin and hairpin clip. GROUND DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT For proper belt tension, the extension spring should have about 5/8 inch stretch when drive control bar is in "ENGAGED" fosition. This tension can be attained as ollows: 1. Loosen cable clip screw securing the drive control cable. 2. Slide cable forward for less tension and rearward for more tension until about 5/8 inch stretch is obtained while the drive control bar is engaged. 3. Tighten cable clip screw securely. , Screw Drive Control Cable More Tension Idler Pulley Transmission Pulley 17 TINE REPLACEMENT To maintain the superb tilling performance of this machine the tines should be checked for sharpness, wear, and bending, particularly the tines which are next to the transmission. If the gap between the tines exceeds 3-1/2 inches they should be replaced or straightened as necessary. " For tines that are slightly worn, the bolted tins and hub assemblies can be switched between sides to continue tilling in the same tilling mode if tilling in a different mode is desired then the bolted tine and hub assemblies should be switched back to their original side so that the tine edge with the least wear will be used. g_oCAUTION: Tines are sharp. Wear ves or other protection when handling tines. A badly worn tine causes your tiller to work harder and dig more shallow. Most important, worn tines cannot chop and shred organic matter as effectively nor bury it as deeply as good tines. A tine this worn needs to be replaced. New Tine Worn Tine ion _ I I I I I _ r Sharp Sharp Sharp Hairpin Clip / 18 3-1/2" MAX ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-roed engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an aulhorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE 1. The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 2. With engine not running, move remote throttle control lever to =FAST" position. 3. If throttle lever on engine touches high speed stop, no further adjustment is necessary. If throttle lever does not touch high speed stop, continue with adjustment procedure. 4. Loosen cable clamp screw. 5. Move throttle lever up until it touches high speed stop, and hold in this position. 6. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. Fuel Tank TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, engine performance can be affected by differences In fuel, temperature, altitude or load. It the carburetor does need adjustment, contact your nearest authorized service center/ department 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 your nearest sears or other qualified service center which has the proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. 1/ Clamp _Screw JJ [// Casing _)ndWire _ovemor Control Lever 19 Immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more. _kCAUTION: Never store the tiller 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. TILLER t. Clean entire tiller (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage, also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gesohol 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. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER 1. Remove spark plug. 2. Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder. 3. Pull starter handle slowly several times to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your unit to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tiller while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. 2O CAUSE PROBLEM Will not start CORRECTION Out of fuel. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. & Engine flooded. 1, Z 4. Dirty air cleaner. 6. Water in fuel. 6. Clogged fuel tank. 7. Loose spark plug wire. 8. Bad spark plug or improper gap. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. Hard to start 1. Throttle control not set properly, 2. Dirty air cleaner. 3. Bad spark plug or improper gap. 4. Stale or dirty fuel. 5. Loose spark plug wire. 6. Carburetor out of adjustment. Loss of power 1. Engine is overloaded. 2. Dirty air cleaner. 3. Low oil level/dirty oil. 4. Faulty spark plug. 5. Oil in fuel. 6. Stale or dirtyfuel. 7. Water in fuel. 6. Clogged fuel tank. 9. Spark plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen. 11. Dirty/clogged muffler. 12.Carburetor out of adjustment. t 3. Poor compression. 21 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "1"O START ENGINE" in the Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to stad. 4. Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge. 5. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank with fresh gasoline. 6. Remove fuel tank and clean. 7. Make sure spark plug wire is seat ed properly on plug. 8. Replace spark plug or adjust gap. 9. Make necessary adjust ments. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge. 3. Replace spark plug or adjust g_ ap. 4. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 5. Make sure spark plug wire is seated properly on plug. 6. Make necessary adjust ments. 1. Set depth stake for shallower tilling. 2. Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge. 3. Check oil level/change oil. 4. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 5. Drain and clean fuel tank and refill, and clean carburetor. 6. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank with fresh gasoline. 8. Remove fuel tank and clean. 9. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. lO.Clean engine air screen. 11 .Clean/replace muffler. 12.Make necessary adjust ments. 13.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. PROBLEM Engine overheats CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Low oil level/dirty oil. 2. Dirty engine air screen. 3. Dirty engine. 4. Partially plugged mufflen 5. Improper carburetor adjustment. Excessive bounce/difficult handling 1. Ground too dry and hard, Z Depth stake incorrectlyadjusted. 1. Check oil leveVchange oil. 2. Clean engine air screen. 3. Clean cylinder fins, airscreen, muffler area. 4. Remove and clean muffler. 5. Adjust carburetor to richer position. 1. Moisten ground or wait for more favorable soil conditions. 2. Adjust depth stake. Soil balls up or clumps 1. Groundtoo wet. 1. Wait for more favorable conditions. Engine runs but tiller won't move Tine control is not engaged. Z V-belt not correctly adjusted. 3. V-belt is off pulley(s). 1. Engage tine control, Engine runs but labors when tilling 1. 1. Tilling too deep. 2. Throttlecontrolnot 2. Inspect/adjust 3. soil V-belt. Inspect V-belt, 1. Set depth stake for shallower tilling. 2. Check throttle control setting. properlyadjusted. 3. Carburetorout of adjust- 3. Make necessary merits. 1. Drag Stake not lowered in forward rotating till mode. 2. Improper tilling mode. 1. Lower Drag Stake ment. Tines skip over ground Hard to shift into gear 1. Gears nottimed. Tiller shuts off when drive control bar engaged 1. Shift lever set in between counter rotating till position and forward rotating till position. 2. Tines jammed 2. 1, 22 1. 2. adjust Forward rotating tine drive should only be used for soft ground or for soil that has already been tilled. Briefly engage drive control bar and release or rock tiller forward and backward until are able to shiftgears. Shift to either counter rotating till position or forward rotating till position. Clear tines. TILLER-- MODELNUMBER917.293490 HANDLES 2 30 11 31 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 175250 141406 110673X 127254X 6712J 137119 110641X 71191008 7201(To20 110646X STO1_4003 81328 138295 109313X 110702X STITo33710 109229X $30541437 Throttle, Control Grlp,Handle Grommet, Handte Bar, Drive Control Assembly Cap, Vinyl panel,Control Bushing, Split Screw, Pan Head #10-24 Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-112 Handle, Grip Clip, Hairpin Bolt, Shoulder Handle, Shitt Grommet, Rubber Rod, Sh_ Bolt, RDHD SQNK Sl8-16 x 1Gr 5 Lock, Handle Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 KEY NO. PART NO. 19 20 21 22 23 19131611 109228X 150628 165197 86777 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 9484R 73970500 110675X 73_00400 STD541462 7192J 150696 DESCRIPTION Washer 13/22 x 1 x 11Ga, Lever, Lock, Handle HanDle, Assemole Cllp, Plastic, Cable Screw, Hex, Washer Hd, Slotted #10-24 x 1/2 CJp Locknut, Hex, Flange Clutch, Cable Nut, Hex Range 1/4-20 UNC Nut, Keps #10-24 Tie, Cable Bolt, Pivot NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S. inches. 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 44 TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE 3 30 28 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PART NO. 7351(To00 STD551137 STD541(JQ7 170127 164329 162756X505 S_ 161530 86777 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 21 22 23 9484R STD581125 STD541(_R5 110652X STD551031 1451(_ 12000028 156117 74770508 10_t90X 150750 795R DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Nut, Kepa 5/16-18 Washer, Lock 3/8 Nut, Hex 3/8-16 Shield, Inner Belt Guard Pin, Shift Lever Lever, Shift Bolt, Cardege 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5 Plate, Shift Indicator Screw, Hex, Washer Head, Slotted #10-24 x 1/2 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3_ 33 126875X STD624003 165501X615 1_801 104679X 12000032 15g_o9 1G2384X 1(_Q141X STD523710 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 44 65 10_383X 74760532 1_o331X 130812 74760544 1400_ 170488 STD541431 73970500 C,p Washer, Lock 1/4 Nut, Hex 1/4-20 Screw, Bet, 5/16-18 x 3/8 Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 2.09 Washer 11/32 x11/16 x16 Ga. Sheave, Transmission Ring, Retainer Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 1.220 Bolt, Fln Hex 5/16-24 x 112 tire Fire Tire Valve NOTE: A=: DESCRIPTION F,vet, Drilled Clip. Hailpln Guard. Belt Belt. V Pulley, Idler RI,g. KIIp Bracket, Idler 8o_t, Hex 5/16-!6 x 12 Shaft, Idler Arm Bo_,Hex 3/6-16xl Countel_tel t.L.H. Bolt, Hex _l_- 18 x 2 Bracket, Reinforcement, LH. Sheave. Engine Boft, Fm Hex 5/16-18 x 2-3/4 Cap, Plunger Screw Hex Wsh. Sit #10-24 x 30 Nut, Lock 5/16-18 Nut, Lock He)( Range All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE 13 " X 11 ,( t 8 9 5 ' 10 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 16653Q 7397(_600 S_10G1 74760512 10_33_X 74760532 102173X STD551137 S'RTo410_7 74760624 S1I_24003 Bumper Locknut, He)(, Flange 5/16-18 Washer 11/32x11/16x16Ga. Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 Bracket, Reinforcement Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2 Couflter Weight, R.H. Washer, Lock 3/8 Nut, Hex 3/8-16 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 CIIp, Halq)ln KEY NO, PART NO. 12 13 126875X 102190X 150750 7SSR 15 46 DESCRIPTION Rivet, Drilled "Rre Rm ]Ire Valve Engine, (See Breakdown ) Craftsman Model No. 121402-0194-E1 _eCable 16 7192J NOTE: AIIcomponentdlmensionsglvenlnU.S.inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 TRANSMISSION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 170306 2 161510 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 161963 5020J 1370H 161520 161518 4895H 154467 7392M 1(X_71K 106160X 142145 8353J 120(_039 161516 4358J 12000040 1(_114X 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 3_ 102115X 6803J 161527 STD551143 STC541143 143009 1(_390X 10_134X 150737 143008 106388X DESCRIPTION Tmnsmlasten Assembly (includes Key NOS. 2-52) Gearcase, L.H. w/Beadng (Includes Key No. 4) Gasket, Gearcase Beadng, Needle Washer, Thrust 5/8 x 1,10 x 1/32 Pldlon, Input Shaft, Input Beadng, Needle Washer, Seal Bdlh Steel Spdng, Shift, Fork O-Ring Ann, Shift Fork, Shift Ring, Klip Shaft, Shift WaSher Ring, Klip Gear, Assembly, Reverse Idler (includes Key NOS. 21 and 22) Gear, Reverse Idler Beadng, Needle Shaft, Reverse Idler Washer, Lock 7/16 Nut, Hex 7/16-20 Beadng, Shaft, Ground Ddve LH. Spacer 0.76,5 x 1.125 x 1.23 Chain #55-50 Pitch GrOund Shaft Assembly Beadng, Shaft, Ground Drive R.H. Spacer 0.70 x 1.00 x 1.150 KEY NO. PART NO. 33 34 35 36 1(_121X 1(_112X 1(_101X 161524 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 48 100413K 161525 161526 1_5346X 161523 4220R 106146X 155236 170307 49 50 51 52 53 54 132688 106147X 1772040_ 73,,_(To(X) 165140 161528 55 56 57 58 60 - - 3400R 161529 165889 17720412 6855M 60663 NOTE: DESCRIPTION Sprocket and Gear Assembly St=aft, ReduC_on (2nd) Screw, Whiz, Lock 5/16-18 x 3-1/2 Sprocket Asseml_y w/Bea dng (includes Key Noe. 37 and 38) Beadng, Nasdle Sprocket, Tice Gear, Cluster, Red 1st & 2nd Gear, Reverse Shaft, Reduction (tst) Washer, Thrast Spacer 1.01 x 1.75 x 0.760 Seal Asm. OII Gearcase, R.H. w/Bearing (_ocludas Key No. 8) Shaft, "Fine Chain, Rotter #50-50 Pitch Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2 Nut, Hex 5/16-16 Beadng Kit, "Fine Shaft Gear, DRT Idler w/Bearing (includes Key No. 56) Beadng, Needle Gear, DRTIdler Spacer, Sptit .52 x .64 x 1.04 Screw 1/4-20 x 3/4 FI16ng Grease Grease, Plastilube #1 All component dimensions given in U.S.Inchas. 1 Inch = 25.4 mm TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 TINE SHIELD 5 13 7 14 17 15 KEY NO. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 PART NO. DESCRIPTION 161415)(616 8393J 12000036 STD533107 8394J 8392J 109230X 163496X615 S_110 STD551131 s'rD5410G1 7211(_510 124343X 161414X615 73900400 162176 $10532512 Nut, Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 UNC Shleld, Stde, OuterL. H. Pin, Stake, Depth Ring, Klip Bdlt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gr 5 Spring Bracket, Latch Spdng, Depth Stake Shield, Tlne Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1 Gr. 5 Washer, Lock 5/16 Nut, Hex 5/16-18 Dolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 Bracket, Shield TIne Shield, Side, Outer R.H. Nut, Hex Flange 1/4-20 Nut, Wing Forged 5/16-18 Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5 48 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 1(_701X STD541037 1(_156X 74930632 4440J 72140404 6712J 109227X 163497)(615 120588X 104065X615 163498)(417 73220400 S_1125 Gdp NuLHex 3/8-16 Stake, Depth Bdlt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2 Hinge Bolt, Cardage 114-20 x 112 Cap, Vinyl Pad, Idler Shield, Leveling Pin, Hinge Shield, Side Stake, Drag Nut, Rn, Hex 1/4.20 UNC Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4 NOTE: AJlcomponent dlmens}ons given In U.S. inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 TINE ASSEMBLY /_ KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 2 5 6 7 8 132673 163926 73610600 STD551137 74610616 Pin, Shear Assembly, Hub and Plate Nut, Hex 3/8-24 Washer, LOCk 3/8 Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1 _o KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIP'nON 16 17 18 163499 1635(_ 3146R Tlne, Spade Tme,Cleaolng Clip, Hairpin NOTE: ZLQ All component dimensions _ven In U.S. Inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 DECALS 2 12 13 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 - - DeCal,CNTRL PNL Decal, Logo Decal, Belt Guard Decal, Tine Shiald DRT Decal, Caution, Drive Control BeCal, Hand Placement Decal, Shift Indicator Decal, Tlne, Shield, Counter Rotating Tines Decal, Warning, DRT Decal, Tlne Shlold DRT REV Decal, Oper/Lub Instructions Decal, 13he Shiald DRT FWD Manual, Owner's ( Eng/Span ) 177570 145023 177564 177565 137538 120431X 166_02 166188 177568 177567 166138 177566 1773(_ 5O TILLER-- MODELNUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS &STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-O194-E1 (\ 238QJ 993_, 619 :_ _r REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. I 1019 LABEL KIT 111o"OWNER'S MANUAL J 1029_ !_ 13 _-_ TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1 3@ 6921 127_ 276_ 95_ 977 CARBURETOR I 276 _ L1370 2760 GASKET SET 51 633_ _.J _3A_ 163 467 _968_ _ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT _ 633_ 11221 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 883_ 52 -@ TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS & ETRATrON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1 2221 427 ® 958 ;_ e36A'_ 190_P 883,_ TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATFON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1 +4 J 23 1005 455 lO44_' 1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS 54 I TILLER-- MODELNUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATrON -- MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1 KEY NO, 1 2 3 5 7 11 12 13 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 26 27 28 29 30 32 32A 33 34 35 36 40 45 48 49 51 55 58 59 60 65 95 97 PART NO. 690045 399269 299819 693643 695166 693647 692549 691137 691686 693887 694466 692550 281658 692551 692987 222698 499627 692788 692789 692790 499631 692785 692786 692787 691866 499423 690124 692562 691664 695759 499642 499641 691304 691304 692194 690977 693404 693779 DESCRIPTION Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Heed-Cylinder ,+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Cover-Crankcese • SaaI-Oil(PTO Side) Cap-OiIFill Screw (Crankcase Cover) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010 _ O.S.) Piston Assembly (.020_ O.S.) Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.) Ring Set-Piston (Standard) Ring Set-Piston (.OlO_ O.S.) Ring Set-Piston (.020"O.S.) Ring Set-Piston (.030" O.S.) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston Rod-Connectln_l Dipper-Connecting Rod Screw (Connecting Rod) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake Spdng-Valve (Intake Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Retainer-Valve Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block (Replacement Engine 123432-0036-Et 692555, Q.t+ Gasket-Intake Two Required) 691422 Housing-Rewind Starter 693389 Rope-Starter (Cut to Required Length) 805957 Insert-Grip 715257 Grip-Starter Rope 690837 Screw (Rewind Starter) 691636 Screw (Throttle Valve) 690024 Shag-Throgle KEY NO. 98 104 108 109 117 121 122 125 127 130 133 134 137 146 155 163 186 187 PART NO. 398185 691242 O 691182 693628 690048 695157 693749 ,_ 693518 691739 Q 691181 398187 398188 O 693981 0¢ 690979 695168 693458,O_: 692317 691050 DESCRIPTION Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Plate-Choke Shaft-Choke Jet-Main Kit-Carburator Overhaul Spacer-Carburetor Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle FIoat-Carbu retor Valve-Needle/Seat Gasket-Float Bowl Key-Timing plate-Cylinder Head Gasket-Air Cleaner Connector-Hoce Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length 187A 692601 Line-Fue (Molded) 188 690877 Screw (Control Bracket) 189 694543 BalI-RockerArm 190 692127 Screw (Fuel Tank) 209 692571 Spring-Governor 209A 691278 Spring-Governor 219 693578 Gear-Governor 220 691724 Washer-Thrust 222 694253 Bracket-Control 227 692573 Control Lever-Governor 238 691300 Cap-Valve 285 691024 Clamp-Casing 267 692577 Screw (Casing Clamp) 271 694256 Lever-Control 276 271716 0¢ Washer.Sealing 261 694252 Panel-Control 360 693593 Muffler 304 693621 Housing-Blower 305 690960 Screw (Blower Housing) RPM Seffings:Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 O :_ + 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 component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490 ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRAI"rON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1 KEY NO. 306 307 332 333 334 337 346 356 358 363 365 383 415 427 445 455 456 459 467 504 505 552 562 592 597 601 608 613 615 616 619 621 632 PART NO. 693610 690345 690662 692605 691061 491055 690661 692390 695155 19069 692568 19374 693463 694255 690610 692591 692299 281505 691668 694254 231082 692346 94852 690800 691696 95162 693394 691665 692576 692547 691108 692310 693408 633 633A 635 663 668 676 ,677 689 692 717 718 741 742 746 773 693867 691321 692076 694593 694257 393757 690661 691855 690572 693462 690959 692565 692564 692566 694258 DESCRIPTION Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Armature Magneto) Spark Plug Screw (Spark Arrestor) Wire-St)to Engine Gasket Set Flywheel Puller Screw (Carburetor) Wrench-Spark Plug Cap-Oil Fill Nut (Control Bracket) Fitter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Cup-Flywheel Plate-Pawi Friction Pawi-Ratchet Knob-AIrCleaner Washer Set Nut (Governor Control Lever) Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Rewind Starter) Screw (Pawl Fdction Plate) Clamp-Hose Starter-Rewind Screw (Muffler) Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor Screw (Cylinder Head Plate) Switch-Stop Spring/Link-Mechanical Governor O:[: Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft _:1: Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft Boot-Sparkplug Screw (Control Panel) Spaser-Control Bracket Deflector-Muffler Screw (Muffler Deflector) Spring-Friction Spring-Detent (Choke) Bracket-Air Cleaner Pin-Locating Gear-Timing Ring-Retaining Gear-Idler Retainer KEY NO. 830 832 836 836A 851 868 875 883 914 PART NO. 694544 693583 690661 693624 493880 692044 693459 691893 692198 DESCRIPTION Stud-Rocker Arm Guard-Muffler Screw Muffler Guard) Screw Muffet Guard TermleaI-Sparkplug .+ Seal-Valve Base-Air Cleaner • Gasket-Exhaust Screw (Rocker Cover 7/16" Long) 914A 692557 Screw (Rocker Cover 3/8" Long) 957 694261 Cap-Fuel Tank 958 692586 Valve-Fuel Shutoff 961 693598 Screw (Air Cleaner Bracket) 967 273356 FUter-Pre Cleaner 968 693460 Cover-Air Cleaner 971 690349 Screw Air Cleaner Base) 971A691693 Screw ArCeanerBase) 972 694260 Tank-Fuel 975 493640 Bowl-Float 977 695156 Set-Carburetor Gasket 993 691892 .+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Plate 994 399541 Arrestor-Spark 1005 692592 Fan-Flywheel 1019 694852 Kit-Label 1022 691890 .+ Gasket-Rocker Cover 1023 499924 Cover-Rocker Arm 1026 693517 Rod-Push 1029 691230 Arm-Rocker 1034 691343 Guide-Push Rod 1036 695041 LabeI-Emissiose 1058 274781 Owner's Manual 1044 692590 Screw(Flywheel) 1095 695289 Set-Valve Gasket 1210 498144 Assembly-Pulley/Spring (Pulley) 1211 498144 Assembly-Pulley/Sprleg (Spring) RPM Settings:Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 _ $ + NOTE: 56 Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. NO. 358 tncluded in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. NO. 121 Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 58 €lt_ Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOM E sMAngina, dayo,.Ig.t (1-800-489-4663) www.sears,com To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 A._r_,d,yor night www.sears.com For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself, call Sears ParteDirectSM! 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) 6..=- 11p,m.CST, 7 days a week www.sears,com/partsdlrect To purchase or inquire about a Sears Service Agreement: 1-800-827-6655 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.CST,Mort.- Sat. 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