Craftsman 247.288842 Operator`s manual

Operator's
Manual
CRAFTSMAN
• Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts
Mid-Engine Rider
13.5 HP. Electric Start
30" Mower / Mulcher
Variable Speed
Model 536.270270
CAUTION: Before using this
product, read this manual
and follow all of its Safety
Rules and Operating
Instructions.
Manual del usario
Tractor cortac_sped
con motor situado
detr_s del siento
Arranque electrico de 13,5 caballos
Cortac_sped / trituradora de 76 cm.
Velocidad variable
• Seguridad
Modelo 536.270270
PRECAUCION:
Antes de usar este
• Operacibn
• Mantenimiento
• Piezas
producto, lea este manual y siga
todas las reglas de seguridad e
instrucciones de operaci6n.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY
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MAINTENANCE
3
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
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SAFETY RULES .................................
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART ....................
36
PREPARATION ..................................
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SLOPE GUIDE
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATION
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REPAIR PARTS
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19
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LIMITED
WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENTMID-ENGINE
RIDER
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
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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,
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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
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States.
EXCLUSIONS
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This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners,
belts, and oil filters.
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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
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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.
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LIMITED
WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
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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 waived if the Craftsman
product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MYHOME®. This 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.
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Congratulations on your purchase of a Craftsman Mid-Engine
Rider. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to
give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Craftsman
Mid-Engine
Rider
Record in the space below the serial number and the date
of purchase of this unit.
If you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please
see your nearest Sears Service Center. We have competent, well
trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
unit.
The model number and serial number are found on a decal
attached to the unit.
Model Number: 536.270270
Please read and keep this manual. The instructions will enable
you to assemble and maintain your unit properly. Always observe
the "Safety Rules".
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
Keep these numbers for future reference.
PRODUCT
Engine
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3 amperes at 3600 rpm
Fuel Tank Size
1.1 gallon
Type of Fuel
Oil Type
...........
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32 ounces (1 quart)
cause cancer and birth defects
ductive harm.
Above 32 degrees SAE 30
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
Front 22 psi (See tire sidewall)
Tire Air Pressure
.........
Rear 14 psi (See tire sidewall)
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Forward 5.0 mph
..........................
Reverse 2.5 mph
Tilt Seat
Access to engine and battery.
.................
Cutting
Height
..........
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Blade Nut Torque .........
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NOTE: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine
and must not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust
system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it must be
maintained in effective working order by the operator.
Variable Speed
Ground Speed Range .....
or other repro-
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
.. Champion RJ4C
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Mower Housing
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents,
and
certain vehicle components
contain or emit
chemicals
known to the State of California to
Unleaded Regular
Tire Air Pressure
Drive System
AGREEMENT
A Repair Protection Agreement is available on this unit. See the
nearest Sears Store for information.
Below 32 degrees SAE 5W30
Spark Plug (Gap 0.030")
PROTECTION
13.5 HP.
Charging System .........
Oil Capacity
REPAIR
SPECIFICATIONS
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. See a
Sears Service Center for a spark arrester for the muffler.
Full-fl0atingsuspension,oneblade.
6 positions from 11/2to 4 inches.
In some areas, local law requires the use of a resistor spark plug
to control the ignition signals. See a Sears Service Center for a
resistor spark plug for the engine.
30 foot-pounds (ft-lbs)
NOTE: Actual sustained horsepower will likely be lower due
to operating limitations and environmental
factors.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Riding Vehicles
As Recommended by American National Standards Institute
WARNING:
This cutting
machine
is capable
amputating
andtofeet
throwing
objects. Failure to observe the
following safety
instructions
could
result inofserious
injury hands
or death
theand
operator
or bystanders.
GENERAL
OPERATION:
1.
Read, understand and follow all instructions in the Instruction
Book, on the machine, the engine and with any attachments
before starting.
2.
Only allow responsible adults familiar with the instructions to
operate the machine.
3.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
4.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.
Stop the machine if anyone enters the area.
5.
Never carry passengers.
6.
Disengage power to the mower or any attachments before
backing up. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
7.
Be aware of the direction the mower discharges. Do not point
discharge from the mower at anyone or at places where
people may be. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass bagger or the mower guard in place.
21. 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
a riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
SLOPE OPERATION:
Slopes and rough terrain are major factors related to loss of
control and tip over 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 the slope, do
not mow it. See the "Slope Guide" in the back of this book to
check for safe operation.
DO
1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
2.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc...
3.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. "Tall grass can hide obstacles."
10. Disengage power to attachment(s) when transporting or not
in use. Disengage the blade(s) when not mowing.
4.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that you will
not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
11. Stop the engine before removing the grass bagger or unclogging the chute.
5.
Follow the manufacturer's
weights or counterweights
12. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
6.
13. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or when very tired.
Use extra care with grass baggers or other attachments,
they can change the stability of the machine.
7.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
8.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
8.
Slow down before turning.
9.
Never leave a machine unattended with the engine running.
Always disengage the blade(s), set the parking brake, stop
the engine and remove the key before dismounting.
14. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
15. Use extra caution when loading or unloading the machine
when using a trailer or truck for transporting.
16. Disengage all attachment clutches and shift into Neutral before attempting to start the engine.
17. Always wear safety glasses or an eye shield when you operate the unit to protect your eyes from foreign objects that can
be thrown from the unit. Always wear eye protection when
you make an adjustment or repair to the machine.
18. Use care when pulling
a. Use only approved
b. Limit loads to those
c. Do not turn sharply.
d. Use counterweights
the Instruction Book.
loads or using heavy equipment.
drawbar hitch points.
you can safely control.
Use care when backing.
or wheel weights when suggested in
19. Do not operate this machine if you are taking drugs or other
medication which can cause drowsiness or affect your ability
to operate this machine.
20. Do not use this machine if you are mentally or physically
unable to operate this machine safely.
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recommendations for wheel
to improve stability.
Do not
DO NOT
1.
Do not turn on slopes unless absolutely necessary, then
only turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
2.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. A
wheel over the edge or an edge caving in could cause a sudden overturn and an injury or death.
3.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
4.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
5.
Do not use a grass bagger or other rear mounted accessories on steep slopes (greater than 10 degrees).
SAFETY RULES
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. NEVER assume that children
will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful
care of an adult other than the operator.
2.
Never start or run the engine inside a closed area.
3.
Keep all nuts and bolts, especially the blade attachment nuts
tight. Frequently check the blade(s) for wear or damage such
as cracks and nicks. A blade that is bent or damaged must
be immediately replaced with an original equipment blade
from an authorized service dealer. For safety, replace the
blade every two years. Keep the equipment in good condition.
2.
Be alert and turn the engine off if children enter the area.
4.
3.
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
Never tamper with the safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
5.
4.
Never carry children or any passengers. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with the safe operation
of the machine.
To reduce fire hazards keep the machine free of grass,
leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spills.
Allow the machine to cool before storing.
6.
5.
Never allow children to operate the machine. Instruct children in the dangers of the machine.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
7.
6.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees or other objects that may obscure vision.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
The carburetor can be adjusted with the engine running. Do
not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the
engine.
8.
Grass bagger components are subject to wear, damage and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For storage, always make sure the grass
bag is empty. Frequently check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts when necessary.
9.
Mower blade(s) are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves and use extra caution when servicing them or
the blade housing area.
SERVICE:
1.
Use extra care when handling gasoline and other fuels.
Fuels are flammable and the vapors are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before
refueling. Do not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine with fuel in the tank or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water
heater.
10. Check the brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as
required.
11. Wait for all movement to stop before servicing any part of the
unit.
precautions.
symbol
indicates:
"Attention!
Look for this This
symbol
to indicate
important
safety
Become Alert! Your Safety Is At Risk."
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SAFETY RULES
INTERNATIONAL
PICTORIALS
IMPORTANT: Some of the following pictorials are located on your unit or on
literature supplied with the product. Before you operate the unit, learn and understand the purpose for each pictorial.
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7
Safety Warning Pictorials
1
2
5
Warning
Shield Eyes. Explosive Gases Can
Cause Blindness Or Injury.
8
Flush Eyes Immediately With Water.
Get Medical Help Fast.
IMPORTANT: Read Owner's Manual
Before Operating This Machine.
WARNING: Thrown Objects. Keep
Bystanders Away. Read User
Instructions Before Operating This
Machine.
WARNING:
Do Not Use This Machine
DANGER: No Step.
11
DANGER: Keep Feet And Hands
Away From Rotating Blade.
12
DANGER: Keep Hands Away From
Rotating Blade.
13
DANGER: Disconnect Spark Plug
Wire Before Servicing Unit.
14
WARNING:
Hot Surface.
15
WARNING:
Use Caution When
On Slopes Greater Than 15 Degrees.
3
No Sparks, Flames or Smoking.
4
Sulphuric Acid Can Cause Blindness
Or Severe Burns
9
DANGER: Keep People, Especially
Children, Away From Unit.
3
A
Connecting Or Disconnecting
Accessories.
16
WARNING:
4
Crushed Fingers.
5
6
max,S°
7
12
Control
10
And Operating
8
9
13
14
11
MAX+ 90N MAX-+150N
15
16
6
Brake
11
Choke
1
Engine Start
7
Parking Brake
12
Oil
2
3
4
Lights
Engine Stop
Engine Stop
8
Clutch
13
Blade Rotation Control
9
Slow
14
Raise
5
Engine Run
10
Fast
15
Fuel
1
2
Pictorials
10
3
4
5
6
t
10
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12
STOP
13
14
6
7
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15
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PREPARATION
PREPARATION
HOW TO REMOVE
Read and follow the preparation instructions for your mower. All
fasteners are in the parts bag. Do not discard any parts or material
until the unit is assembled.
To remove the unit from the carton, follow the instructions below.
NOTE: In this instruction book, left and right describe the location of a part from the viewpoint of someone setting in the operator's seat.
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1.
Locate the two tear tabs at the top of the carton.
2.
Pull the tear tape no more than twelve inches at a time.
3.
Re-grasp the tear tape next to the carton and pull again.
4.
One the tear tape has been completely removed from both
ends, remove the top wood and set aside.
5.
Repeat the process on the tear tabs at the bottom of the carton.
6.
Set the panels aside.
7.
Move the shift lever to the neutral (N) position.
nance
to theBefore
mower,doing
remove
wire from orthemaintespark
WARNING:
any the
preparation
plug.
NOTE: See the Operation
of the controls.
The unit is completely assembled except for the items shown below.
These items are in the carton along with a parts bag. The parts bag
contains the fasteners needed to complete the preparation of the
unit. Find and remove these items. Do not discard any parts or material until the unit is assembled.
LOOSE
FROM THE CARTON
section, page 10, for the location
8.
If the parking brake is engaged, completely
clutch/brake pedal to release the brake.
9.
Move the lift lever to the highest position.
depress
the
CAUTION: Check the bottom of the carton for staples.
Remove any staples that are in the path of the tires.
10. Remove the mower from the shipping skid.
PARTS - CONTENTS
The fasteners and other loose parts are shown below. The fasteners are shown full size. The quantity is shown in brackets ().
LiteratureKit
PartsBag
Side DischargeAttachment
PARTS BAG - CONTENTS
2x82
(2) Carriage Bolt
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14x79
(2) Wing Nut
(2) Ignition Key
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PREPARATION
MAINTENANCE
FREE BATTERY
IMPORTANT: Before you attach the battery cables to the
battery, check the battery date. The battery date tells if the
battery must be charged.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Raise the seat support and secure in the UP position with the
seat support rod.
Remove the protective caps from the battery terminals.
4.
Use a 12 volt battery charger to charge the battery. Charge at
a rate of 6 amperes for one hour. If you do not have a battery
charger, have a Sears or other qualified Service Center charge
the battery.
5.
Install the battery and secure with the battery retainer. Make
sure the positive (+) terminal is on the right side.
Check the top of the battery for the location of the battery date
(Figure 1).
HOW TO INSTALL
If the battery is put into service before the battery date, the
battery cables can be attached without charging the battery.
See "How To Install The Battery Cables".
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If the battery is put into service after the battery date, the
battery
must be charged. See "How To Charge The
Maintenance Free Battery".
HOW TO CHARGE
THE MAINTENANCE
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3.
THE BATTERY
the
positive To
(+)prevent
terminalsparks,
before fasten
you connect
black
WARNING:
the redthe
cable
to
cable.
Use the fasteners shown below to install the battery
fasteners are shown at full size.
FREE BATTERY
(A)
2x82
smoke. KeepWhen
the battery
away from
sparks.
WARNING:
you charge
the any
battery,
do The
not
fumes from the battery acid can cause an explosion.
1.
To disconnect the battery retainer from the battery tray, push
in on the lower end of the battery retainer.
2.
Remove the battery from the right side of the unit.
Battery
Positive (+)
Terminal
CABLES
cables. The
(B)
14x79
1.
Remove the protective caps from the battery terminals.
2.
Fasten the red cable to the positive
fasteners as shown (Figure 1).
3.
Fasten the black cable to the negative (-) terminal with the
fasteners as shown.
(+) terminal
with the
A
k
A
Black Cable
B
Red Cable
Battery Clamp
Figure 1
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PREPARATION
HOW TO PREPARE
THE ENGINE
NOTE: The engine was shipped from the factory filled with oil.
Check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed.
Before you use the unit, read the information on safety, operation,
maintenance, and storage.
CHECK
THE LEVEL OF THE MOWER
HOUSING
Make sure the level of cut is still correct. After you mow a short
distance, look at the area that was cut. If the mower housing does
not cut level, see the instructions on "How To Level The Mower
Housing" in the Service And Adjustment section of this instruction
book.
CHECK
THE TIRES
Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires with too much air pressure
will cause the unit to ride rough. Also, the wrong air pressure will
keep the mower housing from cutting level. The correct air pressure
(PSI) is as follows. Semi-pneumatic front tires do not require air.
Front Tires
Rear Tires
IMPORTANT!
22 PSI (1.5 BAR)
14 PSI (1 BAR)
BEFORE
YOU START MOWING
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Check the engine
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Fill the fuel tank with gasoline.
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Check the level of the mower
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Check the air pressure
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Make sure the battery
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oil.
housing.
of the tires.
cables
are attached.
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OPERATION
Ignition
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Clutch / Brake
Pedal
Stop
)Run
Start
Attachment
Clutch
Parkiing Brake
Lift Lever
j
Shift Lever
Throttle Control
Lever
Figure 2
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damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your lawn mower and while mowing. We recomThe operation
any lawn
mower
in safety
foreign mask
objects
thrown
in the eyes, which can result in severe eye
mend
standard ofsafety
glasses
or acan
wideresult
vision
worn
over spectacles.
LOCATION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH"
Use the attachment
OF CONTROLS
LIFT LEVER:
clutch to
start and stop the rotation of the blade(s) and to operate a snow
thrower attachment.
PARKING
/ BRAKE PEDAL: The pedal has two functions.
The first function is a clutch. The second function is a brake.
THROTTLE
SWITCH:
BRAKE
LEVER:
Usethe
parking brake lever
to engage the brake when you leave the unit.
CLUTCH
IGNITION
Use the lift lever to change the height of cut.
Use the ignition switch to start and stop
CONTROL
LEVER: Usethe throttlecontrol
lever to increase or decrease the speed of the engine.
the engine.
SHIFT LEVER:
direction of the unit.
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SPEED
Use the shift lever to change the speed and the
CONTROL
PEDAL:
to change the speed of the unit.
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Use the speed control pedal
OPERATION
HOW TO STOP THE UNIT
The electrical system has an operator presence system that
includes a sensor switch mounted in the seat. These components
tell the electrical system if the operator is sitting on the seat. This
system will stop the engine when the operator leaves the seat. For
your protection, always make sure this system operates correctly.
3.
Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
4.
Set the parking brake.
1.
Completely push the clutch/brake pedal forward to stop the
unit. Keep your foot on the pedal.
5.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
6.
2.
Move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE
To stop the engine, turn the ignitionkey to the OFF position. Remove the key.
HOW TO SET THE PARKING
position.
WARNING:
unit.
Make sure the parking brake will hold the
BRAKE
1.
Completely push the clutch/brake
2.
Lift the parking brake lever (Figure 3).
3.
Remove your foot from the clutch/brake pedal and then release
the parking brake lever. Make sure the parking brake will hold
the unit.
4.
To release the parking brake, completely push the clutch/
brake pedal forward. The parking brake will automatically release.
WARNING:
,_
pedal forward.
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Before you leave the operator's
position,
parking
Moveto the
attachment
clutch Set
to the
move thebrake.
shift lever
the neutral
(N) position.
DISENGAGE position. Stop the engine and remove
the ignition key.
HOW TO USE
THE THROTTLE
/ CHOKE
Figure 3
CONTROL
Use the throttle/choke control to choke the engine for cold starts
and increase or decrease the speed of the engine (see Figure 4).
1.
Move the throttle/choke control completely
CHOKE position to start a cold engine.
2.
The FAST position is marked with a detent. For normal operation and when using a grass bagger, move the throttle control
to the FAST position. For maximum charging of the battery and
for a cooler running engine, operate the engine in the FAST
position.
3.
forward to the
The engine governor is set at the factory for maximum performance. Do not adjust the governor to increase the speed of the
engine.
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Throttle
Control
Figure 4
OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE ATTACHMENT
Use the attachment
CLUTCH
clutch to engage the blade (Figure 5).
1.
Before you start the engine, make sure the attachment
is in the DISENGAGE position.
2.
To rotate the blade, move the attachment
lock the blade in the ENGAGE position.
3.
To stop the blade, move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE position.
Before you leave the operator's position,
make sure the blade has stopped rotating.
4.
Before you ride the unit across a sidewalk or a road, move the
attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE position.
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clutch
clutch
forward to
Attachment Clutch
Engage Position
from
the blade,
deflector
opening,
WARNING:
Always
keep your
handsand
andthe
feetmower
away
housing when the engine runs.
HOW TO CHANGE
THE CUTTING
Figure 5
HEIGHT
To change the cutting height, raise or lower the lift lever as follows.
1.
Move the lift lever forward to lower the mower housing and
back to raise the mower housing (Figure 6).
2.
When you ride on a sidewalk or road, move the lift lever to the
highest position and move the attachment clutch to the
DISENGAGE position.
Figure 6
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE SPEED
CONTROL
PEDAL
The drive system uses a variator pulley connected to a two speed
transaxle. The Variator Drive is very easy to operate. This type of
drive system has a two speed shift lever, a clutch/brake pedal on the
left side and a speed control pedal on the right side (see Figure 7).
Clutch/Brak_
Pedal
Speed Control
Pedal
The direction of travel is controlled by the shift lever. Use the shift
lever to select either reverse or one of the two forward gears. When
operating, the speed is controlled by a single speed control pedal
operated with your right foot.
HOW TO DRIVE FORWARD
1.
Completely push the clutch/brake pedal forward to stop the unit
(see Figure 7). Keep your foot on the pedal.
2.
Move the shift lever to one of the TWO FORWARD positions
(see Figure 8). Select Low position (TRIM) when going up or
down steep hills and when operating attachments that require
a very slow forward speed. Select High position (MOW) when
mowing or when transporting the unit.
3.
Slowly release your right foot from the clutch/brake pedal (see
Figure 7). Do not keep your foot on the clutch/brake pedal.
4.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position (see Figure 9).
5.
Slowly push the speed control
speed (see Figure 7).
6.
To increase forward speed, slowly move the speed control
pedal forward. To reduce forward speed, slowly release the
speed control pedal until the unit slows to the desired speed.
Figure 7
pedal forward to the desired
HOW TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS
CAUTION: Before you move the shift lever, completely push
the clutch/brake pedal forward to the stop the unit. If the unit
is not stopped, the gearbox can be damaged.
1.
Completely push the clutch/brake pedal forward to stop the unit
(see Figure 7). Keep your foot on the pedal.
2.
Move the throttle control lever to the SLOW position (see
Figure 9).
3.
To go forward, move the shift lever to one of the TWO FORWARD positions (see Figure 8). To go backward, move the shift
lever to the REVERSE position.
4.
Slowly release your left foot from the clutch/brake pedal (see
Figure 7). Do not keep your foot on the clutch/brake pedal.
5.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position (see Figure 9).
Figure 8
HOW TO DRIVE IN REVERSE
1.
Look to the rear.
2.
Completely push the clutch/brake pedal forward to stop the unit
(see Figure 7). Keep your foot on the pedal.
3.
Move the shift lever to the REVERSE position (see Figure 8).
4.
Slowly release the clutch/brake
pedal (see Figure 7).
5.
Slowly push the speed control
speed.
pedal forward to the desired
To increase reverse speed, slowly move the speed control
pedal forward. To reduce reverse speed, slowly release the
speed control pedal until the unit slows to the desired speed.
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Throttle
6.
Figure 9
OPERATION
SPEED
CONTROL
PEDAL
POSITIONS
The forward speed is controlled by the position of the shift lever and
the speed control pedal. The following chart provides functions
along with the positions of the shift lever and the speed control
pedal. Always operate the engine with the throttle control in the
FAST position.
SHIFT LEVER
POSITION
PEDAL
POSITION
Trimming
Steep Hills
Low (TRIM)
1/3
Bagging Grass
High (MOW)
1/3 to 1/2
FUNCTION
THROTTLE
FAST
i
Normal Mowing
High (MOW)
1/2 to 2/3
Easy Mowing
High (MOW)
1/2 to 3/4
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SLOWI_
THROTTLE
HOW TO TRANSPORT
THE UNIT
To transport the unit, follow the steps below.
1.
2.
Move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE
Raise the lift lever to the highest position.
3.
Move the throttle control to a position between SLOW and
FAST.
4.
To go faster, move the shift lever to a faster speed.
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position.
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Transport
High (MOW)
FULL
Pull Behind
Attachments
High (MOW)
1/3 to 1/2
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OPERATION
HOW TO INSTALL
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THE SIDE DISCHARGE
ATTACHMENT
connect theTo
wire
from the
sure disthe
WARNING:
prevent
the spark
engineplug.
fromMake
starting,
attachment clutch is in the DISENGAGE position.
The mulcher cover lets you mulch the grass for a clean, fine cut.
To discharge the grass out the side, install the side discharge
attachment as follows.
1.
Remove the two wingnuts (see Figure 10).
2.
Lift the mulcher cover. Mount the side discharge attachment
onto the same bolts that secured the mulcher cover.
3.
Secure the side discharge attachment with the wingnuts.
4.
To mulch, remove the side discharge attachment and mount
the mulcher cover to the mower housing with the wingnuts.
Mulcher Cover
Wingnut
Side Discharge Attachment
Wingnut
Figure 10
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OPERATION
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas
can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
THE OIL
NOTE: The engine was shipped from the factory filled with SAE
30 weight oil. Check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed.
1. Make sure the unit is level.
To prevent engine problems with the fuel system, empty the fuel
system before storage of 30 days or longer as follows.
NOTE: Do not check the level of the oil while the engine
runs.
2.
3.
4.
Clean the area around the dipstick. Remove the dipstick. Wipe
the oil from the dipstick.
Insert the dipstick into the oil fill tube. Turn the dipstick clockwise until it is tight. Remove the dipstick. Check the oil level on
the dipstick. The oil level must reach the FULL mark on the
dipstick.
If necessary, add oil untilthe oil reaches the FULL mark on the
dipstick. The quantity of oil needed from ADD to FULL is shown
on the dipstick. Do not add too much oil.
ADD GASOLINE
WARNING:
1.
Drain the fuel tank.
2.
Start the engine. Let the engine run until the fuel lines and the
carburetor are empty.
3.
After storage, make sure you use fresh fuel. See the storage
instructions for additional information.
4.
Never use engine cleaner or carburetor cleaner in the fuel tank
or permanent damage can occur.
CARBURETOR
Always use a safety gasoline container.
The factory settings for the carburetor are for most conditions. If the
engine is operated under the following conditions, you can adjust
the carburetor mixture. See "How To Adjust The Carburetor" in the
Service And Adjustment section.
Do not
not smoke
add gasoline
when adding
when you
gasoline
are inside
to the an
fuelenclotank.
sure. Before you add gasoline, stop the engine and
let the engine cool for several minutes.
Fill the fuel tank with regular
FuelTank
premium
unleaded
gasoline.
Make sure the gasoline is fresh
unleaded
and
clean. gasoline.
Leaded gasoline
Do not use
will (,
increase deposits and shorten
the life of the valves.
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HOW TO START THE ENGINE
WARNING: The electrical system has an operator
presence system that includes a sensor switch
mounted in the seat. These components tell the electrical system if the operator is sitting on the seat. This
system will stop the engine when the operator leaves
the seat. For your protection, always make sure this
system operates correctly.
1.
The engine has a loss of power or does not run smooth.
2.
A change from summer to winter operation.
3.
A 40 degree change in the operation temperature. The carburetor was adjusted at 80 degrees at the factory.
4.
The engine is operated above 4,000 feet.
3.
Make sure the attachment clutch is in the DISENGAGE
tion.
4.
Move the throttle control completely forward to the CHOKE or
FAST position. Some models have a separate choke knob. Pull
the choke knob to the full CHOKE position.
5.
Turn the ignition key to the START position. Release the key
when the engine starts.
NOTE: If the engine does not start after four or five tries,
move the throttle control to the FAST position. Again try to
start the engine. If the engine will not start, see the
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART.
NOTE: The engine will not start unless you depress the
clutch/brake pedal or engage the parking brake and move the
attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE position.
6.
1.
Sit in the middle of the seat. Push the clutch/brake pedal completely forward. Keep your foot on the pedal.
7.
2.
Move the shift lever to the neutral (N) position.
HOW TO START WITH A WEAK
posi-
BATTERY
Slowly move the throttle control to the SLOW position. If model
has a separate choke knob, push in the choke knob.
Let a cold engine run for several minutes. Begin work when the
engine is warm. To start a hot engine, move the throttle control
to a position between FAST and SLOW.
NOTE: If the seat is raised when starting the engine, move the
attachment clutch to the DISENGAGED position and engage
the parking brake.
If the battery is too weak to start the engine, the battery needs to be
charged. If "Jumper Cables" are used to start the engine in an
emergency, follow the procedure below.
1.
Connect each end of the RED "Jumper Cable" to the positive
(+) terminals of each battery. Make sure you do not touch the
chassis with the cables.
2.
Connect one end of the BLACK "Jumper Cable" to the negative
(-) terminal of the charged battery.
Do not smoke. The fumes from the battery
3.
from
any cause
flames an
or explosion.
sparks. To Keep
prevent
acid can
thesparks,
battery fasten
away
the red "Jumper cable" to the positive (+) terminal before connecting the black "Jumper cable".
4.
Connect the other end of the BLACK "Jumper Cable" to the
mower's engine block.
Start the engine that has the weak battery last. Allow the engine
to run.
NOTE: The unit is equipped with a 12 volt negative to ground
system. Also, the other vehicle must have a 12 volt negative to
ground system.
WARNING:
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To disconnect the "Jumper Cables", reverse the above steps.
OPERATION
HOWTO OPERATE WITH THE MOWER HOUSING
WARNING: The mulch cover is a safety device. Do not
remove the mulch cover. The side discharge attachment
discharged
material
ground.forces
Alwaysthekeep
the side discharge
in the down position. If the side discharge
is damaged, replace the with an original
part from a Sears Service Center.
toward
the
attachment
attachment
equipment
Start the engine.
2.
Move the lift lever to a height of cut position. In high or thick
grass, cut the grass in the highest position first and then lower
the mower housing to a lower position.
CAUTION: Do not operate with the mower housing in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
position. If you operate in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position, the mower housing and
blades can be damaged.
3.
5.
Push the clutch/brake pedal completely forward.
6.
Move the shift lever to one of the speed settings.
with a
7.
Slowly release the clutch/brake pedal.
8.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position. If you need to go
faster or slower, stop the unit and move the shift lever to another
speed setting.
9.
Make sure the level of cut is still correct. After you mow a short
distance, look at the area that was cut. If the mower housing
does not cut level, see the instructions on "How To Level The
Mower Housing" in the Service And Adjustment section.
_
ARNING:
better control of the unit, always
select
a safe For
speed.
3.
To start again, make sure the shift lever is in the slowest speed.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position. Slowly release
the pedal.
4.
If you must stop or start on a hill, always have enough space
for the unit to roll when you release the brake and engage the
clutch.
5.
Be very careful when you change directions on a hill. When on
a slope or in a turn on a hill, move the throttle control to the
SLOW position to help prevent an accident.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
HOW TO OPERATE
_
Move the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE position.
NOTE: When you mow in heavy grass or mow
bagger, put the shift lever in the slowest speed.
IMPORTANT: When you operate with the mower housing,
always operate with the throttle control in the FAST position.
1.
4.
THE UNIT ON HILLS
steep to back straight up. Never ride the unit across
WARNING: Do not ride up or down slopes that are too
a slope. See the "Slope Guide" in the back of this
book for information on how to check slopes.
1.
Before you ride up or down a hill, move the shift lever to the
slowest speed.
2.
Do not stop or change speed settings on a hill. If you must stop,
quickly push the clutch/brake pedal forward and set the parking
brake.
ATTACHMENTS
This unit can use many different attachments.
It can pull
attachments like a lawn sweeper, a lawn aerator, a hopper spreader,
or a small trailer. This unit cannot use attachments that engage the
ground like a plow, a disk harrow, or a cultivator.
For all pull-behind attachments or trailers, the maximum gross
weight is 200 pounds. Gross weight is the weight of the attachment
or trailer and any load that might be on or in it.
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WARNING:
To avoid possible serious injury, do not
ing mower
mow
a slope
is that
usediswith
greater
a pull-behind
than 15 degrees.
or rear-mounted
If the ridattachment, do not operate the unit on a slope that is
greater than 10 degrees.
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OPERATION
OPERATING
TIPS
1.
Check the attachment clutch for correct adjustment. For the
blade(s) to disengage correctly, the adjustment must be correct.
2.
Before you use the unit, check the oil in the engine and add oil
if necessary.
3.
4.
If the engine will not start, first make sure the wire is attached
to the spark plug.
Make sure all the belts are inside all the belt guides. See the instructions on how to remove and install the motion drive and
mower drive belts.
MOWING
AND BAGGING
5.
Before you make an inspection, adjustment (except for the carburetor) or repair, make sure the wire from the spark plug is disconnected.
6.
Make sure the seat switch wire is connected. If the wire is not
connected, the engine will not start.
7.
For longer life of the battery, charge the battery every three
months.
8.
Use the shift lever to change the ground speed, not the throttle
control.
9.
Belt noise can occur when the blade or clutch is engaged. This
noise is normal and does not affect the operation of the unit.
10. To move forward, always release the clutch/brake pedal slowly.
TIPS
1.
For a lawn to look better, check the cutting level of the mower
housing. See "How To Level The Mower Housing" in the Service And Adjustment section.
2.
For the mower housing to cut level, make sure the tires have
the correct amount of air pressure (PSI).
3.
Every time you use the unit, check the blade. If the blade is bent
or damaged, immediately replace the blade. Also, make sure
the nut for the blade is tight.
4.
Keep the blade(s) sharpened. A worn blade(s) will cause the
ends of the grass to turn brown.
5.
Do not cut or bag grass that is wet. Wet grass will not discharge
correctly. Let the grass dry before cutting.
6.
Use the left side of the mower housing to trim near an object.
7.
Discharge the cut grass onto the mowed area. The result is a
more even discharge of cut grass.
8.
When you mow large areas, start by turning to the right so that
the cut grass will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left turns until finished (Figure 11).
9.
If the grass is very high, cut two times to decrease the load on
the engine. First cut with the mower housing in the highest position and then lower the mower housing for the second cut.
11. When you use a bagger, operate the engine with the throttle in
FAST position and the shift lever in first or second gear.
12. For better cutting performance and a quality cut, mow with the
shift lever in one of the slower speeds.
13. After each use, clean the bottom and top of the mower housing
for better performance. Also, a clean mower housing will help
prevent a fire.
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10. For better engine performance and an even discharge of the
cut grass, always operate the engine with the throttle in FAST
position.
MULCHING
Figure 11
TIPS
When you use a mulcher attachment, the grass is cut into very small
pieces. These small pieces will quickly break down. Because the
nutrients are returned to the soil, the lawn will need less fertilizer. Too
correctly mulch the grass, follow the steps below.
1.
Set the height of the mower housing so that only the top third
of the grass is cut. If the grass is too high, set the height of the
mower housing to the maximum height. Then, lower the mower
housing for the second cut. Also, instead of using the full width
of the mower housing, mulch at half the width.
5.
Clean the bottom of the mower housing. Grass and other debris
can keep the mower from working correctly.
6.
If the grass grows fast, mulch more often.
7.
If an area needs improvement,
Set the throttle in the FAST position. Operate the mower at a
slower ground speed. If ground speed is too fast, the grass will
not have an even cut.
2.
4.
Keep a sharp edge on the blade. A blade that is not sharp will
cause the ends of the grass to become brown.
3. Make sure the grass is dry. Wet grass is difficult to cut.
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mulch a second time.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE
M
EACH
USE
TABLE
FIRST
2
HOURS
EVERY
25
HOURS
Blade, Inspect and Sharpen
V'
Battery, Check and Charge
V'
EVERY
50
HOURS
EVERY
100
HOURS
BEFORE
STORAGE
O
W
E
Lubrication
E
V'
V_
V_
Muffler, Check
V'
V'
Spark Plug, Check
V'
V'
Oil, Change
V'
N
G
N
E
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
1.
The owner's responsibility is to maintain this product. This will
extend the life of the product and is also necessary to maintain
warranty coverage.
2.
Check the spark plug, drive brake, lubricate the unit, and clean
the air filter once a year.
3.
Check the fasteners. Make sure all fasteners are tight.
CHECK
4.
WARNING:
_
THE TIRES
Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires with too much air pressure
will cause the unit to ride rough. Also, the wrong air pressure will
keep the mower housing from cutting level. The correct air pressure
(PSI) is as follows. Semi-pneumatic front tires do not require air.
Front Tires
Rear Tires
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Follow the Maintenance and the Service And Adjustment section to keep the unit in good operating condition.
22 PSI (1.5 BAR)
14 PSI (1 BAR)
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Before you make an inspection, adjust-
ment,
repair
to the the
unit,wire
disconnect
wireplug
to the
spark or
plug.
Remove
from the the
spark
to
prevent the engine from starting by accident.
MAINTENANCE
INSPECT
BLADE
4.
WARNING: Before you inspect or remove the blade,
disconnect the wire to the spark plug. If the blade
hits
an object,
stop has
the engine.
Check When
the unit
damage.
The blade
sharp edges.
youfor
hold the blade, use gloves or cloth material to protect your hands.
If you keep the blade sharp and inspect the blade for damage,
the blade will cut better and be more safe to operate. Frequently
check the blade for excessive wear, cracks, or other damage.
Frequently check the nut that holds the blade. Keep the nut tight.
If the blade hits an object, stop the engine. Disconnect the wire to
the spark plug. See if the blade is bent or damaged. Check the
blade adapter for damage. Before you operate the unit, replace
damaged parts with original equipment parts. See a Sears
Service Center in your area. Every three years, have a qualified
service person inspect the blade or replace the old blade with an
original equipment part.
Tighten the nut that holds the blade to a torque of 35 foot
pounds.
Blade Adapter
Blade
Belleville Washer
(Outside rim must be
against the blade.)
HOW TO SHARPEN
HOW TO REMOVE
AND INSTALL
WARNING:
2.
Lift the side of the mower that has the muffler or spark plug.
3.
As you loosen the nut, use a piece of wood to keep the blade
from rotating.
4.
Remove the nut, washers, and blade (Figure 12).
THE BLADE
Vibration can be caused if the blade is
Remove the blade according to the instructions in "How To
Remove And Install The Blade".
3.
Clean the blade with a brush, soap and water. Check the
blade. Look for cracks, nicks, or other damage. Replace a
badly worn or damaged blade with an original equipment
blade. See a Sears Service Center in your area.
4.
Sharpen the blade with a file (Figure 14). Make sure you
keep the original bevel angle.
Make sure the blade is balanced. Use a screwdriver and
hold the blade parallel to the ground (Figure 14). A blade
that is balanced will stay parallel to the ground. If the blade
is not balanced, the heavy end will rotate toward the ground.
Sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
5.
Blade
6.
A new blade will cut better than a badly worn blade. Every
three years, have a qualified service person inspect the
blade or replace the old blade with an original equipment
blade.
7.
Assemble the blade according to the instructions "How To
Remove And Install The Blade".
Washer
Figure 12
Check the blade and the blade adapter according to the
instructions for "Inspect Blade". Replace a badly worn or
damaged blade with an original equipment blade. See a
Sears Service Center in your area.
Clean the bottom of the mower housing. Remove all the
grass and debris.
Blade
To Install
1. Mount the blade and blade adapter on the mandrel
(Figure 12).
2.
Mount the blade so that the hi-lift edges are up. If the blade
is upside down, the blade will not cut correctly and can
cause an accident.
3.
Fasten the blade with the original washers and nut. Make
sure the outside rim of the Belleville washer is against the
blade (Figure 13).
Screwdriver
File
I
Blade is balanced
I when para e to the ground.
Ground
ARNING:
Always
keep
the can
nut cause
tight that
holds the
blade.
A loose
nut or
blade
an accident.
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Figure 13
2.
Blade Adapter
_
I
Keep a sharp edge on the blade. A blade that is not sharp will
cause the tips of the grass to become brown.
1. Sharpen the blade two times a year or every 25 hours.
Mandrel
6.
Nut
notblade
correctly
if thecracks
blade can
is damaged.
A
that isbalanced
damagedorwith
break and
cause an accident.
Hi-Lift
5.
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THE BLADE
To Remove
1. Drain the fuel tank.
Belleville Wash_i t ___
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Figure 14
MAINTENANCE
HOW
TO CHECK
AND
ADJUST
THE
DRIVE
BRAKE
Completely push the clutch/brake pedal forward. Set the parking
brake. Move the shift lever to the neutral (N) position. Push the unit.
If the rear wheels rotate, adjust or replace the brake pads. Adjust the
drive brake as follows.
1.
The location of the drive brake is on the left side of the gearbox
(Figure 15).
2.
Make sure the parking brake is set and the shift lever is in
neutral (N). Turn the hex nut in a clockwise direction until the
rear wheels do not turn when the unit is pushed forward.
3.
Release the parking brake and push the unit. If the unit does not
roll, turn the hex nut in a counterclockwise direction until the
unit rolls.
4.
Set the parking brake. Push the unit. If the rear wheels do not
turn, the drive brake is correctly adjusted. Release the parking
brake.
Drive Brake
Gearbox
Figure 15
WARNING: If you cannot correctly adjust the drive
brake, replace the brake pads. Correct replacement
parts and assistance are available from a Sears Service Center.
MAINTENANCE
FREE BATTERY
HOW TO REMOVE THE BATTERY
1.
Before you charge the battery, remove the battery.
To charge or clean the battery, remove the battery from the unit as
follows.
2.
To charge the battery, use a 12 volt battery charger. Charge at
a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour.
WARNING: To prevent sparks, disconnect the black
battery cable from the negative (-) terminal before you
3.
Install the battery.
_
disconnect The
the red
cable.
WARNING:
battery
contains sulfuric acid which is
harmful to the skin, eyes and clothing. If the acid gets
on the body or clothing, wash with water.
_
1.
Disconnect the black cable from the negative (-) terminal
(Figure 16).
2.
Disconnect the red cable from the positive
3.
To disconnect the battery retainer from the battery tray, push
in on the lower end of the battery retainer.
4.
Remove the battery from the right side of the unit.
HOW TO CLEAN
(+) terminal.
1.
Remove the battery.
2.
Wash the battery with a solution of one gallon of water and four
tablespoons of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Make sure
the solution does not get into the battery cells.
Clean the terminals
brush.
4.
Install the battery.
5.
To prevent corrosion, apply grease to the battery
4.
Fasten the red cable to the positive (+) terminal with the fasteners as shown.
5.
Fasten the black cable to the negative (-) terminal with the fasteners as shown.
Positive (+)
Terminal
A
THE BATTERY
3.
the
positive To
(+)prevent
terminalsparks,
before fasten
you connect
black
WARNING:
the redthe
cable
to
cable.
Black
Cable
and the ends of the cables with a wire
terminals.
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY
Red Cable
Battery Clamp
smoke. KeepWhen
the battery
away from
sparks.
WARNING:
you charge
the any
battery,
do The
not
fumes from the battery acid can cause an explosion.
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Figure 16
MAINTENANCE
WHERE
TO LUBRICATE
Apply grease with a brush to the areas shown.
Lubricate the areas shown with engine oil.
NOTE: Apply grease to the steering gear assembly.
CAUTION: If the unit is operated in dry areas that have sand,
use a dry graphite spray to lubricate the unit.
Figure 17
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22
MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
HOW TO CHECK
HOW TO CHANGE
NOTE: Do not drain the oil from a cold engine. Before you drain
the oil, let the engine run for several minutes. Make sure you do
not get oil on the belts.
THE OIL
NOTE: Do not check the level of the oil while the engine runs.
1.
Make sure the unit is level.
2.
Clean the area around the dipstick (Figure 18). Remove the
dipstick. Wipe the oil from the dipstick.
3.
Insert the dipstick into the oil fill tube. Turn the dipstick clockwise until it is tight. Remove the dipstick. Check the oil level on
the dipstick. The oil level must reach the FULL mark on the
dipstick.
4.
THE OIL
1.
Remove the oil drain cap. Drain the oil completely from the
engine. Install and tighten the oil drain cap.
2.
Only use a high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to the expected operating temperature using the
temperature chart below:
Required
SAE viscosity
grades
z
If necessary, add oil until the oil reaches the FULL mark on the
dipstick. The quantity of oil needed from ADD to FULL is
shown on the dipstick. Do not add too much oil.
<
F 2,0
Air Screen
=
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Dipstick
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TEMPERATURE
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BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils (5W30, 10W30, etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 320 F. Check the engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
3.
Clean the area around the dipstick. Remove the dipstick.
Slowly pour approximately 32 ounces (1 quart) of oil into the
oil extension tube.
4.
Insert the dipstick into the oil extension tube. Turn the dipstick
in a clockwise direction until it is tight. Remove the dipstick.
Check the oil level on the dipstick. The oil level must reach the
FULL mark on the dipstick.
1.
Remove any grass, dirt or debris from the air screen with a
cloth or brush.
2.
Inspect the edge of the engine shroud for grass or debris.
Remove any grass or debris visible at the bottom edge of the
engine shroud.
/
Oil Drain Cap
Engine Shroud
Figure 18
HOW TO CLEAN THE COOLING
SYSTEM
The engine is air cooled. The air that cools the engine enters through
the air screen on top of the engine. Clean the engine every 100
hours or every year as follows.
HOW TO CHECK
THE MUFFLER
Check the muffler every 50 hours. Make sure the muffler is correctly
mounted and is not loose. If the muffler is worn or bumt, replace with
a new muffler. A worn muffler is a fire hazard and can damage the
engine.
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If you mount a spark arrester to the muffler, also check the spark
arrester when you check the muffler. If the spark arrester is worn or
damaged, replace it with a new spark arrester purchased from a
Sears Service Center.
MAINTENANCE
HOW TO CLEAN THE AIR FILTERS
11. Assemble the air filters with the nut.
Some engines have two filters, an outer foam filter around an inner
paper filter. Clean the air filters every 50 hours. If you operate in
dirty conditions, service more often.
12. Install the cover. Fasten the cover with the knob.
NOTE: Never run the engine with the air filters removed. The air
filters will help protect the engine against wear. For the correct
replacement filter, see the parts list for the engine.
1.
Remove the knob from the cover (Figure 19).
2.
Remove the cover from the air cleaner.
3.
Remove the nut from the filters.
4.
Remove the air filters.
k.
5.
Clean the inside of the base and the cover with a cloth.
6.
Remove the foam filter from the paper filter.
7.
If equipped, wash the foam filter in a detergent and water solution. To remove the water solution, tightly roll the foam filter in
a dry cloth. Remove the foam filter from the cloth. Completely
dry the foam filter.
CAUTION: Do not wash
solvents that will burn.
Knob
r
the filters
in gasoline
Nut
Cover
Paper Filter
Foam Filter
or other
8.
Evenly apply SAE 30W oil to the dry foam filter.
9.
To clean the paper filter, lightly tap the paper filter against a
hard flat surface.
Base
Figure 19
10. If the paper filter is very dirty, replace the paper filter.
HOW TO CHECK THE SPARK
PLUG
1.
Check the gap of the spark plug with a feeler
(Figure 20). The correct gap is 0.030".
2.
For easy starting and good performance,
plug every two years.
Feeler Gauge
0.030"
gauge
replace the spark
Spark Plug
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Figure 20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO ADJUST
THE REMOTE THROTTLE
CHOKE
CONTROL
/
For the best engine performance, set the remote throttle control as
follows.
1.
Move the remote
Figure 21).
2.
The hole in the governor control lever (located just behind govemor control plate) must align with the hole in the governor
control plate (see Figure 22).
3.
If the two holes do not line up, then loosen the casing clamp
screw and move the governor control rack until the two holes
are aligned.
Remote Throttle
Control
throttle control to the FAST position (see
4.
Tighten the casing clamp screw.
5.
Check the operation of the throttle. Move the throttle control to the
STOP position.
6.
The governor control lever must make good contact with stop
switch (if equipped). Readjust if necessary.
SLOW
Figure 21
Hole In Governor
Control Plate
IMPORTANT: Do not change the engine governor. If the engine
governor needs an adjustment, go to the nearest Sears Service
Center. They have the equipment and experience to make the
adjustment.
HOW TO ADJUST
6.
Differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load may require minor
carburetor adjustment. The air cleaner and its cover must be
assembled to carburetor before starting engine.
2.
With engine running, put the remote throttle control in SLOW
position (see Figure 21).
3.
Rotate the carburetor throttle control lever against the idle
speed screw and hold it (see Figure 23). Then, turn the idle
speed screw to obtain 1750 rpm (use a tachometer).
4.
Rotate the idle mixture
counterclockwise.
Stop
Casing Clamp Screw
Figure 22
Move the remote throttle control to the FAST position. The
engine should accelerate smoothly. If it does not, adjust the idle
mixture valve counterclockwise 1/8 turn.
NOTE: Engines operated at approximately 3000 to 5000 feet (900
to 1500 meters) above sea level may require a high altitude
carburetor nozzle. If erratic performance is observed, contact a
Sears Service Center for cost to install or to purchase a high
altitude carburetor nozzle.
The carburetor on this engine is equipped with an idle mixture valve
with a limiter (see inset), which allows some minor adjustment, and
an idle speed adjustment screw.
To adjust idle speed, start engine and warm up about 5 minutes.
Governor Control Lever
Governor Control Rack
THE CARBURETOR
1.
FAST
•" otte
C°ntr°l_"
I
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(_'k/_
Lever _(_
Idle Speed ---_ll\'_7_lTf'_,,___-f_
Valve With
__(_
_Limiter
'
valve full travel clockwise and then
Screw _
NOTE: DO NOT remove limiter caps. DO NOT force beyond
limits.
Figure 23
5. Then, position idle idle mixture valve in middle of travel.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO LEVEL THE MOWER
HOUSING
If the mower housing is level, the blade will cut easier and the lawn
will took better.
WARNING:
_
Before you make an inspection,
Level Adjustment
Position
adjust-
ment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the spark plug wire to prevent
the engine from starting by accident.
1.
Make sure the unit is on a hard flat surface.
2.
Check the air pressure in the tires. If the air pressure is incorrect, the mower housing will not cut level. Make sure the tires
are inflated to: Front Tires 22 PSI (1.5 BAR), Rear Tires 14 PSI.
(1 BAR).
3.
Open the cover (see Figure 24).
4.
Move the lift lever to the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
Figure 24).
5.
Loosen the front and rear adjuster knobs (see Figure 24 and
Figure 25). Make sure both sides of the mower housing are setting on a flat surface. Also, make sure the lift links and adjuster
plates are loose and can easily move up or down.
Cover
Cutting Height
Positions
Rear Adjuster Knob
Figure 24
Front
Adjuster Knobs
position (see
Figure 25
6.
Tighten the front and rear adjuster knobs. Make sure the adjuster knobs are tight. If necessary, use a wrench to tighten the
adjuster knobs. For plastic adjuster knobs, tighten to a
torque of 7 foot pounds (9,5 N-m). For metal adjuster knobs,
tighten to a torque of 10 foot pounds (13,5 N-m).
7.
Raise the lift lever from the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
a CUTTING HEIGHT position (Figure 26).
8.
Close the cover.
9.
Mow for a short distance. If the height of cut is not level, repeat
the above steps.
position to
Cutting Height Positions
CAUTION:
Do not operate with the mower housing in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position. If you operate in the LEVEL
ADJUSTMENT position, the mower housing and blades can be
damaged.
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Figure 26
26
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO ADJUST THE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
_
4.
Check the blade(s). Keep a sharp edge on the blade(s). A blade
that is not sharp will cause the tips of the grass to become
brown.
5.
If the quality of cut has not improved, replace the mower drive
belt. See "How To Replace The Mower Drive Belt". If replacing
the belt does not correct the problem, take the unit to a Sears
or other qualified service center.
6.
Move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE position.
Stop the engine. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug.
7.
Check the operation of the blade brake. Rotate the pulley with
your hand. Make sure the brake pad is pressed tightly against
the pulley (Figure 28).
ARNING:
prevent
an injury, the attachment
clutch
must To
operate
correctly.
In normal usage, the attachment clutch will not require an
adjustment. However, if the cutting performance decreases or the
quality of cut is poor, make the following changes.
1.
When you mow, make sure the throttle control in in the FAST
position.
2.
Move the attachment
(Figure 27).
3.
Stop the engine. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug.
clutch to the DISENGAGE
position
_
against the Ifpulley,
take the
a Sears
other
WARNING:
the brake
pad unit
doesto not
pressortightly
qualified service center.
8.
Move the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE position.
9.
Check the pad for the blade brake. If the pad is excessively
worn or damaged, replace the brake pad assemblies. Correct
replacement parts and assistance are available from a Sears
service center.
10. Attach the wire to the spark plug. Mow for a short distance and
again check the operation of the attachment clutch.
11. When you move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE
position, all movement will stop within five seconds. If there is
movement of the belt or the blades continue to rotate, engage
and disengage the attachment
clutch five times to remove
any excess rubber from a new mower drive belt. If you need
assistance, take the unit to a Sears or other qualified service
center.
Attachment Clutch
Engage Position
Figure 27
Blade Brake
(Pad Against Pulley)
Figure 28
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REMOVE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
THE MOWER
HOUSING
HOW TO INSTALL
Move the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE position.
Move the lift lever to the level adjustment position (Figure 29).
1.
2.
NOTE: Make sure the lift lever
is locked
in the LEVEL
ADJUSTMENT position.
3.
Remove the hair pins and the
washers from the rear suspension arms (Figure 30). See illustrations "C* and "D*.
Remove the hair pins and washers from the suspension links.
See illustrations 'W' and "B*.
4.
5.
Level Adjustment
Position
Figure 29
6.
Disconnect the extension spring from the blade control rod.
See illustration "E*.
Disconnect the front hanger from the frame support. See
illustration "F'.
Remove the mower drive belt from the stack pulley. See
illustration "G*.
7.
THE MOWER
HOUSING
Push the mower housing under the right side of the unit.
Put the mower drive belt around the stack pulley. Make sure
the '_' side of the mower drive belt is against the stack pulley.
Also, make sure the mower drive belt is not twisted.
Attach the front hanger to the frame support with the hanger
rod. Fasten with the fasteners as shown. See illustration "F'.
Make sure the mower drive belt is between the stack pulley
and the two belt guides. See illustration "G*.
Attach the suspension links to the lifter assembly. Fasten
with the washers and hair pins. See illustrations 'W' and "B*.
Attach the rear suspension arms to the suspension brackets.
Fasten with the washers and hair pins. See illustrations "C" and
Attach the extension spring to the blade control rod. See
illustration "E*.
8.
Move the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE position. Make
sure the mower drive belt is inside all the belt guides and is
also below the spacer tube.
9.
Make sure the mower housing is level. See the instructions on
"How To Level The Mower Housing".
10. Check the operation of the attachment clutch. See the instructions on "How To Adjust The Attachment Clutch".
Pull the mower housing away from the right side of the unit.
To operate without the mower housing, move the lift lever to the
TOP position.
Lift Lever
_"
Attachment
Clutch
BeltGuideJe
G
D
Adjuster
Arm
Lifter
Assembly
.)
Stack Pulley
Suspension
Link
Adjuster
Arm
'
Mower
Drive
Hanger Rod
C
Front Hanger
Suspension
Link
Extension
Spring
A
Figure 30
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REPLACE
THE MOTION DRIVE BELTS
ENGINE
DRIVE
Belt Guide.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Remove The Mower Housing".
2.
Remove the engine drive belt from the idler pulley (see
Figure 31). If necessary, remove the idler pulley.
3.
Remove the engine drive belt from the variator pulley. If
necessary, loosen the belt guides at the variator pulley.
4.
Remove the engine drive belt from the stack pulley.
NOTE: Because of the width of the engine drive belt, the belt
must be twisted and then pulled downward to slip between the
stack pulley and the belt guides.
ENGINE
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
To install the engine drive belt, reverse the above steps.
2.
Make sure that the engine drive belt is installed correctly and
is inside of all the belt guides (see Figure 31).
3.
Make sure that the fasteners for the belt guides are tight.
4.
Install the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Install The Mower Housing".
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Figure 31
29
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
TRANSAXLE
DRIVE
BELT REMOVAL
1.
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Remove The Mower Housing".
2.
Remove the engine
Removal".
3.
The rear of the unit must be supported with the rear wheels off
of the ground so that the transaxte can be lowered. Set the rear
of the unit on jackstands or a similar type of support. Do not set
the transaxle
on the jackstands;
set the frame on the
jackstands.
4.
Remove the hair pin and washer from the adjustable nut (see
Figure 32). Remove the adjustable nut from the shift yoke.
5.
Remove the carriage
Figure 33).
6.
To relieve tension on the transaxle drive belt, depress the
clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake.
Remove the transaxle drive belt from the transaxle idler
pulley (see Figure 34).
7.
drive
bolt
belt. See "Engine
from
the torque
Drive Belt
strap
(see
8.
Remove the transaxle drive belt from the vadator pulley.
9.
Loosen the mounting bolts on the left side of the transaxle.
Loosen until the mounting nuts are at the end of the mounting
bolts (see Figure 33).
Remove
Mounting
Bolts
Loosen
Mounting
Bolts
10. Remove the mounting
bolt from the right side of the
transaxle. This will allow the right side of the transaxle to drop
down and provide clearance for the transaxle drive belt.
TRANSAXLE
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
To install the engine drive belt, reverse the above steps.
2.
Make sure that the transaxle drive belt is installed correctly
and is inside of all the belt guides.
3.
Make sure that all fasteners, all the mounting bolts, and all the
belt guides are tight.
4.
Install the engine
Installation".
5.
Install the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Install The Mower Housing".
6.
Check the operation of the drive system. See "How To Check
And Adjust The Clutch" and also "How To Adjust The Speed
Control Pedal".
drive
belt.
See "Engine
Drive
Troque
Strap
Figure 33
Belt
Adjuster Nut
Shifter Yoke
Hair Pin
Figure 34
Figure 32
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REPLACE
THE MOWER
DRIVE BELT
1,
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Remove The Mower Housing".
2,
Pull the belt retainer away from the idler pulley
the mower drive belt (Figure 35).
3,
Pull the belt retainer away from the idler pulley. Put the mower drive belt around the idler pulley.
6.
Make sure the "V" side of the mower drive belt is against the
jackshaft pulley and the idler pulley.
7.
Install the mower housing. See the instructions on "How To
Install The Mower Housing".
8.
Before you mow, check the attachment clutch. See the instructions on "How To Adjust The Attachment Clutch".
and remove
Pull the brake pad away from the jackshaft pulley and remove
the mower drive belt.
NOTE: Replace the mower drive belt with an original
equipment belt purchased from a Sears Service Center.
4,
5.
Install the new mower drive belt. Pull the brake pad away
from the jackshaft pulley. Put the mower drive belt around
the jackshaft pulley.
Idler Pulley
Belt Retainer
Mower Drive Belt
Jackshaft Pulley
Brake Pad
Figure 35
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO ADJUST
THE SPEED CONTROL
WARNING:
_
PEDAL
Before you make an inspection,
adjust-
ment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the wire from the spark plug to
prevent the engine from starting by accident.
If a drive belt becomes worn or after installation of a new drive belt,
the speed control pedal may need an adjustment. There are two
indications that an adjustment is needed. First, when the speed
control pedal is fully depressed the unit does not achieve top speed.
Second, when the speed control pedal is released, the unit does not
come to a complete stop.
1.
Check the routing of the engine drive belt. Make sure the belt
is installed correctly and is inside all the belt guides.
2.
Remove the cotter pin and washer from the adjustable
(Figure 36).
3.
If the unit is not achieving top speed, then turn the adjustable
nut towards the end of the drive link. If the unit does not come
to a complete stop, then turn the adjustable
center of the drive link.
4.
nut
nut toward the
Assemble the adjustable nut to the pivot link. Fasten with the
washer and cotter pin.
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Figure 36
32
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO CHECK AND ADJUST
THE CLUTCH
If the engine drive belt is loose, the clutch will slip when; (1) going
up a hill, (2) pulling a heavy toad, or (3) the unit will not move forward.
Adjust the clutch as follows.
WARNING:
Before you make an inspection,
Adjustable
Nut
adjust-
_
ment,
repair
to the the
unit,wire
disconnect
wireplug
to the
spark or
plug.
Remove
from the the
spark
to
prevent the engine from starting by accident.
1.
Check the routing of the engine drive belt. Make sure the belt
is installed correctly and is inside all the belt guides.
2.
Remove the cotter pin and washer from the adjustable
(Figure 37).
3.
Disconnect the adjustable nut from the clutch pivot link.
4.
Pull the clutch pivot link forward until tight.
5.
Pull the clutch rod toward the rear and turn the adjustable nut
until the adjustable nut is aligned with the rear of the slot.
nut
6.
Assemble the adjustable nut to the clutch pivot link. Fasten
with the washer and cotter pin.
7.
If the belt still slips after the clutch has been adjusted, then the
motion drive belt is worn or damaged and must be replaced.
See "How To Replace The Motion Drive Belts".
HOW TO ADJUST
Clutch Rod
Figure 37
THE SHIFT LEVER
If the NEUTRAL position on the shift lever does not match neutral
on the gearbox, adjust the shift lever as follows.
1.
Stop the engine.
2.
Disconnect the adjuster nut from the shifter yoke (Figure 38).
3.
Make sure the shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position.
4.
Push the unit forward. Make sure the gearbox is in neutral.
5.
To align the adjuster
the adjuster nut.
6.
Connect the adjuster
7.
Make sure the NEUTRAL position on the shift lever matches
neutral on the gearbox.
Adjuster Nut
Shifter Yoke
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nut with the hole in the shifter yoke, turn
HairPin
nut to the shifter yoke.
Figure 38
33
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO INSTALL
THE WHEELS
Cotter Pin
If the wheels must be removed for service, make sure they are
installed as follows.
Washer
Front Wheel
1.
Make sure the valve stem is to the outside of the tractor. Slide
the front wheel on the spindle (See Figure 39).
Spindle
2.
Fasten the front wheel with washer and cotter pin. Bend the
ends of the cotter pin apart to keep the front wheel on the
spindle.
Valve Stem
3.
Front Wheel
If your model has hub caps, install the hub caps. Make sure
the washers hold the hub caps in place.
Figure 39
Rear Wheel
Rear Wheel
1.
Install the washers and spacer onto the axle as shown in
Figure 40.
2.
Mount the square key in the key slot (See Figure 40).
3.
Make sure the valve stem is to the outside of the tractor. Align
the slot in the rear wheel with the square key. Slide the rear
wheel on the axle.
4.
Fasten the rear wheel with washer and e-ring.
5.
If your model has hub caps, install the hub caps. Make sure
the washers hold the hub caps in place.
f
>
_, _
_
Square Key
_
Key Slot
Washer
Axle
Spacer
/
Hub Cap
/
I
E-Ring
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Valve Stem
34
Figure 40
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REPLACE
THE FUSE
THE ENGINE
If the fuse is blown, the engine will not start. The location of the fuse
is next to the battery. Remove the fuse and replace with a 15 amp.
automotive fuse (Figure 41).
15 amp
Automotive Fuse
1.
Clean the dirt and grass from the engine.
2.
Change the oil. See the instructions, "How To Change The Oil".
3.
Check the air screen. See the instructions, "How To Clean The
Cooling System".
4.
Check the spark plug. See the instructions, "How To Check The
Spark Plug".
THE FUEL SYSTEM
Figure 41
HOW TO CLEAN THE MOWER
_
ing or near aDo
fire.
not the
smoke
because
thea fumes
WARNING:
notDo
drain
gasoline
inside
buildfrom the fuel can cause an explosion.
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, 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.
HOUSING
stop the engine
and you
disconnect
the wire
to the
spark
WARNING:
Before
clean the
mower
housing,
plug.
Grass and other debris on top
belt from working correctly.
frequently clean the top of the
debris from around the pulleys
of the mower housing can keep the
For safety and correct operation,
mower housing. Remove grass and
and other moving parts.
1.
Move the lever for the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE position.
2.
Clean the top of the mower housing.
3.
Move the lever for the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE
position.
4.
Again clean the top of the mower housing.
5.
After you cut the grass, clean the bottom of the mower housing.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before
storage of 30 days or longer. Follow these instructions:
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer
(like STA-BIL)
is an acceptable
alternative in reducing the formation of fuel gum in the fuel tank
and the gasoline storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
located on the container of stabilizer. Run the engine at least 10
minutes after adding the stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to
reach the carburetor. Do not drain the fuel tank and carburetor
if stabilizer is used.
FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If you do not use a stabilizer, do the following:
The alignment of the front wheels cannot be adjusted. If the steering
is damaged and the alignment has changed, take the unit to your
nearest Sears Service Center.
STORAGE
(over 30 days)
At the end of each year, prepare the unit for storage as follows.
GENERAL
Inspect the belts. If the belts are damaged or worn, replace with
replacement belts from the factory. See the belt replacement
instructions in the Service And Adjustment section.
2.
Make sure all nuts, bolts and screws are tight. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
1.
2.
Run the engine until the fuel tank and the carburetor are out of
fuel and the engine stops.
3.
Do not leave fuel in the fuel tank or the carburetor. The fuel can
damage the function of the fuel system.
4.
After storage, make sure you use fresh fuel.
THE BATTERY
HOUSING
Clean the mower housing. See "How To Clean The Mower
Housing".
LUBRICATE
THE UNIT
See the "Where To Lubricate"
section.
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Start the engine.
INSPECTION
1.
MOWER
1.
instructions
1.
Remove the battery.
2.
Clean the battery terminals of any deposits.
3.
Charge the battery. See the instructions on "How To Charge
The Battery".
4.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place.
in the Maintenance
NOTE: After a long time in storage, charge the battery.
35
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM:
The engine will not start.
1. Follow the steps, "How To Start The Engine" in this book.
2.
Check the oil.
3.
Adjust the carburetor.
2.
Electric-Start
cables.
4.
Replace the fuel filter.
3.
Drain the fuel tank. Clean the fuel line. Replace the fuel filter.
PROBLEM: Excessive vibration.
4.
Remove the spark plug(s). Move the throttle to the SLOW position. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Try to start the engine several times. Install the spark plug.
1.
Replace the blade.
2.
Check for loose engine bolts.
3.
Decrease the air pressure in the tires.
5.
Replace the spark plug.
4.
Adjust the carburetor.
6.
Adjust the carburetor.
5.
Check for a damaged belt or damaged pulley. Replace the
damaged parts.
Models: Clean the battery terminals. Tighten the
PROBLEM:
The engine will not turn over.
1. Follow the steps, "How To Start The Engine" in this book.
2. Electric-Start Models: Check the level of the acid in the battery.
If needed, add water. Charge the battery.
3. Replace the fuse.
4.
5.
PROBLEM: The grass does not discharge correctly.
Check the wiring harness for damage or a loose connection.
Repair the damaged wire.
Electric-Start Models: replace the solenoid. Recoil-Start Models: replace the module.
PROBLEM:
The engine
1. Adjust the carburetor.
is difficult
to start.
1.
Stop the engine. Clean the mower housing.
2.
Raise the height of cut.
3.
Replace or sharpen the blade(s).
4.
Move the shift lever to a slower speed.
5.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
6.
Replace the spring for the blade idler.
PROBLEM:
The mower housing does not cut level.
1. Check the air pressure in the tires.
2.
Replace the spark plug.
2.
Adjust the level of the mower housing.
3.
Replace the fuel filter.
3.
Check the front axle. If the front axle does not freely pivot, loosen the axle bolt(s).
PROBLEM: The engine does not run smooth or has a
loss of power.
1.
Check the oil.
2.
Clean the air filter.
PROBLEM:
The mower blades will not rotate.
1. Check the mower drive belt. Make sure the belt is installed correctly.
3.
Clean the air screen.
2.
4.
Replace the spark plug.
5.
6.
The engine is working too hard. Use a lower gear.
Adjust the carburetor.
7.
Replace the fuel filter.
PROBLEM:
The unit will not move when the clutch is
engaged.
1. Check the motion drive belt. Make sure the belt is installed
correctly.
PROBLEM:
The engine does
speed.
1. Replace the spark plug.
2.
3.
Adjust the throttle control.
Clean the air filter.
4.
Replace the fuel filter.
not
run smooth
at fast
PROBLEM: On slopes, the engine stops.
1. Mow up and down slopes. Never mow across a slope.
Adjust the clutch.
3.
Replace the motion drive belt.
PROBLEM:
When the clutch/brake
noise can be heard.
pedal is released,
belt
1.
Temporary belt noise does not change the operation of the unit.
If belt noise is continuous, check the routing of the belt. Make
sure the belt is inside all belt guides.
2.
If the noise is continuous, adjust the clutch.
PROBLEM:
The rear wheels spin over uneven terrain.
1. Check the front axle. If the front axle does not freely pivot, loosen the axle bolt(s).
PROBLEM:
The engine will not idle.
1. Replace the spark plug.
2. Clean the air filter.
4.
5.
2.
PROBLEM: The unit moves slower or stops when the
clutch is engaged.
1. Adjust the clutch.
2. Replace the motion drive belt.
PROBLEM: The engine stops when the blades are
engaged.
1. Check the wiringharness for damage or a loose connection.
Repair the damaged wire.
3.
Replace the mower drive belt.
Adjust the carburetor.
PROBLEM:
Adjust the throttle control.
Drain the fuel tank. Clean the fuel line. Replace the fuel filter.
gears with the engine running and the clutch depressed.
1. Check the clutch adjustment to make sure the belt stops when
the clutch pedal is depressed with the transaxte in (N) neutral.
PROBLEM:
A hot engine
1. Clean the air screen.
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causes
a decrease
in power.
2.
36
The transaxle
is difficult
to shift
between
Check the belt guides around the transaxte drive pulley. Make
sure the belt guides do not touch the pulley.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
AND CO.
Federal and California Emission Control Systems Limited Warranty
Small Off-Road Engines
CALIFORNIA
& US EPA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY
STATEMENT
must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The purchaser shall pay any charges for making service calls and/or for transporting the
products to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty work
is performed. The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or any part(s)
thereof submitted for inspection and/or warranty work.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") and Sears, Roebuck and Co. are pleased to explain
the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your new
small off-road engine. In California, new 1995 and later small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State's stringent
anti-smog standards. In other states, new 1997 and later model year engines must be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet the
U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
will warrant the emission control system on your small off-road engine for the
periods of time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect, unapproved modification, or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities,
you should contact Sears, Roebuck and Co. at 1-800-473-7247.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
Emission Control System Warranty ("ECS Warranty") for 1995 and later
model year California small off-road engines (for other states, 1997 and later
model year engines):
A. APPLICABILITY:
This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later model year
California small off-road engines (for other states, 1997 and later model year
engines). The ECS Warranty Period shall begin on the date the new engine
or equipment is delivered to its original, end-use purchaser, and shall continue for 24 consecutive months thereafter.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor, ignition system and exhaust system. Also included may be the compression release system and other emission-related
assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears, Roebuck and Co. will repair
your small off-road engine at no cost to you for diagnosis, parts and labor.
B, GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE: Sears, Roebuck
and Co. warrants to the original, end-use purchaser of the new engine or
equipment and to each subsequent purchaser that each of its small off-road
engines is:
MANUFACTURER'S EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
WARRANTY COVERAGE
1. Designed, built and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in Chapters 1 and 2, Part 5, Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, and
Emission control systems on 1995 and later model year California small offroad engines are warranted for two years as hereinafter noted. In other
states, 1997 and later model year engines are also warranted for two years.
If, during such warranty period, any emission-related
part on your engine is
defective in materials or workmanship, the part will be repaired or replaced
by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
2. Free from defects in materials and workmanship which, at any time during
the ECS Warranty Period, will cause a warranted emissions-related
part to
fail to be identical in all material respects to the part as described in the engine manufacturer's application for certification.
RESPONSIBILITIES
C. The ECS Warranty only pertains to emissions-related
gine, as follows:
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance
of the required maintenance listed in your Owner's Manual, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. will not deny warranty solely due to the lack of receipts or for
your failure to provide written evidence of the performance of all scheduled
maintenance.
1. Any warranted, emissions-related
parts which are not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period. If any such part fails during the ECS
Warranty Period, it shall be repaired or replaced by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
according to Subsection 4 below. Any such part repaired or replaced under
the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for any remainder of the ECS Warranty
Period.
As the small off-road engine owner, you should, however, be aware that
Sears, Roebuck and Co. may deny you warranty coverage if your small offroad engine or a part thereof has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
2. Any warranted, emissions-related part which is scheduled only for regular
inspection as specked in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted for the ECS
Warranty Period. A statement in such written instructions to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary", shall not reduce the ECS Warranty Period.
Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period.
You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Authorized Service Outlet as soon as a problem exists.
The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time,
not to exceed 30 days.
Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either a Sears, Roebuck
and Co. Authorized Service Outlet, or by contacting Sears, Roebuck and Co.
at 1-800-473-7247.
3. Any warranted, emissions-related
part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner's Manual, shall be warranted for
the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part.
If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement, the part shall be repaired or replaced by Sears, Roebuck and Co. according to Subsection 4 below. Any such emissions-related
part repaired or replaced under the ECS
Warranty, shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period
prior to the first scheduled replacement point for such emissions-related
part.
IMPORTANT NOTE
Esta This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations under the
Emission Control System Warranty ("ECS Warranty") which is provided to
you by Sears, Roebuck and Co. pursuant to California law. See also the
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Limited Warranties for Sears, Roebuck and Co.
which is enclosed therewith on a separate sheet and also is provided to you
by Sears, Roebuck and Co. The ECS Warranty applies only to the emission
control system of your new engine. To the extent that there is any conflict in
terms between the ECS Warranty and the Sears, Roebuck and Co. Warranty, the ECS Warranty shall apply except in any circumstances in which the
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Warranty may provide a longer warranty period.
Both the ECS Warranty and the Sears, Roebuck and Co. Warranty describe
important rights and obligations with respect to your new engine.
Warranty service can only be performed by a Sears, Roebuck and Co. Authorized Service Outlet. At the time of requesting warranty service, evidence
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parts on your en-
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted, emissions-related
part under
this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no charge to the owner at a Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Authorized Service Outlet.
5. The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a part covered by the ECS Warranty is in fact defective, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Authorized Service Outlet.
6. Sears, Roebuck and Co. shall be liable for damages to other original engine components or approved modifications proximately caused by a failure
under warranty of an emission-related
part covered by the ECS Warranty.
37
7.Throughout
theECSWarranty
Period,
Sears,
Roebuck
andCo.shall EMISSION-RELATED
PARTS INCLUDE
THE
maintain
asupply
ofwarranted
emission-related
parts
sufficient
tomeet
the 1. Carburetor Assembly and its Internal Components
expected
demand
forsuch
emission-related
parts.
a) Fuel filter
8.AnySears,
Roebuck
andCo.authorized
andapproved
emission-related
Carburetor gaskets
replacement
partmaybeusedintheperformance
ofanyECSWarranty b)
maintenance
orrepair
and
willbeprovided
without
charge
totheowner.
Such c) Intake pipe
useshallnotreduce
Sears,
Roebuck
andCo.ECS
Warranty
obligations. 2. Air Cleaner Assembly
9.Unapproved
add-on
ormodified
parts
maynotbeused
tomodify
orrepair a) Air filter element
aSears,
Roebuck
andCo.engine.
Such
usevoids
thisECS
Warranty
and 3. Ignition System, including:
shallbesufficient
grounds
fordisallowing
anECSWarranty
claim.
Sears, a) Spark plug
Roebuck
andCo.shallnotbeliable
hereunder
forfailures
ofanywarrantedb) Ignition module
parts
ofaSears,
Roebuck
andCo.engine
caused
bytheuseofsuch
anun- c) Flywheel assembly
approved
add-on
ormodified
part.
FOLLOWING:
4. Catalytic Muffler (if so equipped)
a) Muffler gasket (if so equipped)
b) Exhaust manifold (if so equipped)
5. Crankcase
Components
Breather Assembly and its
a) Breather connection
tube
10/22/99 EPAiCARB
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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38
SLOPE GUIDE
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Fold this page along dotted line indicated below. Hold page before you so that its left
edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure.
Sight across the
fold in the direction of the hill or slope you want to measure.
Compare the angle of the
fold with the slope of the hill.
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Operate a walk-behind mower
across the face of slopes,
never up or down slopes.
6=..
10 DEGREES
15 DEGREES
O_
03
Operate a riding mower
up or down slopes, never
across the face of slopes.
On a riding mower to determine if a slope is safe to mow: (1) disengage the blade(s), (2) put the unit in reverse, and (3) try to back straight up the
slope. If you can back up the slope, it is generally safe to mow. However, if you do not feel safe, or you are not completely sure, use this guide to
determine the slope angle.
pull-behind
or avoid
rear-mounted
do not
operate
unit on
slope
that than
is greater
than 10If degrees.
WARNING: To
possible attachment,
serious injury,
do not
mow the
a slope
thata is
greater
15 degrees.
the riding mower is used with a
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MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
CHASSIS & HOOD
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7
18
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13
14
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25
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26
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27
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34
31
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30
32
33
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28
19
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46
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39
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40
REPAIR PARTS
CHASSIS & HOOD
MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
Part No.
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
Description
1
690566
Seat
24
26x253
Screw
2
1401027E549
Hood
25
26x263
Screw
3
017x47
Washer
26
1401110
Rod, Hood Prop
4
1001054
Bolt, Wing
27
1401041
Spring, Seat Deck
5
002x53
Bolt, Carriage
28
1401056E701
Bracket, Prop Rod
6
1401036E701
Bracket, Hinge
29
26x201
Screw
7
009x29
Bolt, Shoulder
30
15x116
Nut, NY-Lock
8
009x56
Bolt, Shoulder
31
1401169
Control, Throttle
10
1401113
Rod, Battery
32
1401084
Cover, Detent (Black)
11
015x84
Nut, Flange
33
009x47
Bolt, Shoulder
12
1401025E701
Plate, Rear
36
1401145
Footmat, Left (Black)
13
26x249
Screw
37
1401192
Footmat, Right (Black)
14
1401050E701
Plate, Hitch
39
1401256E701
Frame
15
1401087
Cover
40
1401085E549
Deck, Seat
16
26x263
Screw
41
094744
Bumper
17
1401076E701
Tray, Battery
42
15x116
Nut *
18
015x79
Nut, Flange
43
0025x2
Screw
19
017x37
Washer
44
7601036
Kit, Foil Heat Shield
20
0031 x6
Pin, Cotter
45
1401073
Trim, Left
21
092317
Cap, Fuel Tank *
46
1401072
Trim, Right
22
7601040
Tank, Fuel
47
0193x 1
Fastener, Panel
23
06x111
Screw *
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Book, Instruction
These parts are included when ordering Key number 22.
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MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
STEERING
36
4
\
32
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/
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19
/
13
/
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14
23
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17
\
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\
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27
21
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42
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REPAIR PARTS
STEERING
MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
*
Part No.
Description
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
1
095185
Wheel, Steedng
20
1401099
Gear, Pinion
2
0711326
Cap, Steering (Black)
21
01x146
Bolt, Hex
3
1401067
Console, High (Black)
22
011x28
E-Ring, Retainer
4
26x270
Screw
23
030x35
Pin, Cotter
5
1401090
Bearing, Upper Steering
24
094131
Retainer, Spring
7
1401100
Shaft, Steering
25
1401046E701
Rack, Steering
8
1401055E701
Support, Steering
26
17x102
Washer
9
26x249
Screw
27
1401060E701
Bracket, Axle Front
10
009x67
Bolt, Shoulder
28
17x157
Washer
11
1401098
Bearing, Lower Steering
29
1401126E701
Axle & Spindle Assembly
12
1401102
Roller
30
1401059E701
Bracket, Support
13
1401058E701
Plate, Gear Mounting
31
15x118
Nut, Flange
14
1401123E701
Link, Drag
32
1401143
Wheel, Front
15
015x84
Nut, Flange
33
17x197
Washer
16
17x104
Washer
34
17x157
Washer
17
015x88
Nut, Flange
35
094618
Cap, Hub
18
01x111
Bolt, Hex
36
0025x3
Bolt
19
17x118
Washer
37
17x146
Washer
When you order a tire, make sure to give the brand name of the tire so that the tread pattern on the tire will match.
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MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
MOTION DRIVE
13
15
17
18
19
28
I
2
25
\\\
48
23
22
'\
24
47
46
\
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23
37
32
30
45
49
43
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31
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43
I
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42
41
14
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51
23
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23
37
33
52
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13
33
53
31
55
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36
28
35
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13
34
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82
83
43
89
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63
84
88
90
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MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
Part No.
1
2
091309
3
4
5
6
7
8
091271
092378
01x134
1401207
1401204
26x208
9
10
11
12
13
14
018x32
0025x2
1401170
017x45
030x20
009x39
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
17x102
1401166
092132
1401165
165x148
015x88
165x75
22
23
24
25
26
27
15x137
015x84
1401042E701
26x249
091079
1401112
28
29
30
31
32
33
1401139
01x139
1401179E701
017x38
1401180E701
017x53
34
35
36
37
38
39
1401181E701
165x158
1401142
17xl 74 HT
015x79
025x7
40
41
42
43
44
45
1401057E701
1401105
031x4
1401104
021920
1401032E701
46
47
1401122
092697
F-020611 L
REPAIR PARTS
MOTION DRIVE
Description
Engine
Gasket, Muffler
Muffler
Lock, Muffler Screw
Bolt, Hex
Shield, Heat
Tube, Exhaust
Screw
Washer, Lock
Screw
Rod, Link
Washer
Pin, Cotter
Bolt, Shoulder
Washer
Link, Clutch
Nut, Adjusting
Rod, Clutch Variator
Spring, Brake
Nut
SprinG, Brake Return
Nut
Nut
Bracket, Transaxle-Left
Screw
Grip
Rod, Parking Brake
Pad, Pedal
Bolt, Hex
Rod, Clutch/Brake
Washer
Rod, Clutch/Brake
Washer
Pivot
Pedal, Variator
Spring, Return
Rod, Variator Connect
Washer
Nut
Screw
Plate, Belt Guide
Guide, Belt-Long
Pin, Hair
Guide, Belt-Short
Nut, Adjusting
Bracket, Lift Pivot
Rod, Shift Link
Grip
45
Key
No.
Part No.
48
49
1401148
1401111
50
51
52
53
54
55
1401043E701
165x156
1401131 Z
1401132 Z
17x210 HT
1401136
56
57
58
59
60
61
1401124
01x139
017x53
1401164E701
009x69
1401031 E701
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
094067
01x155
1401039E701
1401183E701
009x15
01x140
019x35
69
70
71
72
73
74
17xl 70
1401158
37x114
1401035
0011x7
1401051 E701
75
76
77
78
79
80
002x53
015x43
1401157
37x115
1401156
01x111
81
82
83
84
85
86
06x105
1401093
17x 148
Cap Screw
Yoke, Shift
Washer
Transaxle
01x120
056534
Bolt, Hex
87
88
89
1401103
17x160
1401120
90
91
92
0011x3
17x195
094618
Description
Nut, Adjusting
Lever, Shift
Bracket, Pivot
Spring, Variator Drive
Arm, Idler
Arm, Clutch Ider
Washer
Link, Drive
Spacer
Bolt
Washer
Arm, Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Arm, Rear
Pin, Threaded
Bolt, Hex
Bracket, Rear Hanger
Link Assembly, Pivot
Bolt, Shoulder
Bolt, Hex
Lockwasher
Washer
Pulley Stack
Belt, Primary Drive
Pulley Assembly, Variator
Ring, Snap
Bracket, Torque Reactor
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Stoverlock
Pulley, Transaxle
Belt, Secondary Drive
Pulley, Idler
Bolt, Hex
Key, Square
Spacer, Rear Wheel
Washer
Wheel & Tire Assembly
Tire (ONLY)
Tube (ONLY)
E-Ring
Washer
Hub Cap
MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING SUSPENSION
13
5
4
14
\
15
/
28
16
\
10
9
11
12
\
13
19
23
26
22
20
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MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
Part No.
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING SUSPENSION
Description
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
1
092697
Grip, Lift Lever
15
17xl 65
Washer
2
1401117
Lever, Lift
16
091754
Screw, Guide
3
165xl 54
Spring, Extension
17
015x79
Nut, Flange
4
094137
Pad, Friction
18
015x84
Nut, Flange
5
017x45
Washer
19
1401147
Spring, Leaf
6
095004
Wingnut
20
1401040E701
Hanger, Front
7
1401033E701
Link, Lift
21
1401116
Lever, PTO
8
1401096
Tube, Spacer
22
26x263
Screw
9
0031 x4
Pin, Hair
23
094198
Grip, PTO
10
002x93
Bolt, Carriage
24
1401199E701
Bracket, PTO
11
1401030E701
Bracket, Front Hanger Pivot
25
009x39
Bolt, Shoulder
12
1401118
Pin, Front Hanger
26
165x157
Spring, Extension
13
26x249
Screw
27
165x92
Spring, Extension
14
1401262E701
Arm Assembly, Lifter
28
020619
Screw, Guide
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MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING
7
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11
12
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31
29
34
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16
9
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29
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10
16
11
21
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45
47
51
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51
56
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55
58
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48
45
62
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19
MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
Part No.
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
Description
1
37x111
Belt, Blade Drive
32
009x42
Bolt, Shoulder
2
1401092
Pulley, Input
34
030x20
Pin, Cotter
3
15x121
Locknut
35
1401185E701
Arm Assembly, Brake
4
015x98
Nut, Flange
36
1401119
Link, Idler Arm
5
1401252
Pulley, Idler
37
0025x7
Bolt
6
015x84
Nut, Flange
38
1401052E701
Bracket, Brake Mounting
7
1401031E701
Arm, Rear
39
1401094
Spacer, Jackshaft
8
015x79
Nut, Flange
40
1401259 Z
Plate, Idler Mounting
9
009x58
Bolt, Shoulder
42
019x45
Washer
10
1401033E701
Link, Lift
43
002x94
Bolt, Carraige
11
17x102
Washer
45
002x53
Bolt, Carriage
12
0031 x4
Pin, Hair
47
1401028E701
Housing, Blade
13
094067
Pin, Threaded Shoulder
48
1401106E701
Hinge, Mulching Cover
14
1401047E701
Bracket, Left Rear
49
015x88
Nut, Flange
15
1401235E701
Bracket, Right Rear
5O
028x76
Nut, Speed
16
1401038E701
Plate, Adjustment
51
014x86
Wingnut
17
094137
Pad, Friction
52
002x74
Bolt, Carriage
18
017x45
Washer
53
091767 Z
Rod, Chute Deflector
19
095004
Wingnut
54
028x23
Cap, Push
20
166x43
Spring, Left Torsion
55
1401080
Cover, Mulch
21
166x42
Spring, Right Torsion
56
094305
Mandrel Housing
22
1401095
Tube, Spacer
57
1001035
Adapter, Blade
23
1401037E701
Bracket, Deck
58
1401079E701
Blade
24
1401040E701
Hanger, Front
59
17x166
Washer, Cup
26
1401065
Shaft, Splined
60
17x165
Washer
27
1401258E701
Arm Assembly,
61
15x100
Nut, Blade Mount
28
009x39
Bolt, Shoulder
62
1401081
Deflector, Chute
29
017x47
Washer
63
002x74
Bolt, Carriage
30
165x157
Spring, Extension
64
001x84
Bolt
31
166x46
Spring, Torsion
F-020611L
Idler
49
MODEL 536.270270
REPAIR PARTS
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEM
!
_AMP
FUSE
RED
NC
RED
NO
IGNITIONSWITCH
CLUTCH
BRAKE
SWITCH
DISENGAGED
ORANGE
(PEDAL
SOLENOID
IGNI11ON
SWITCH
VIEWED
FROM
BACK
SPARK
PLUG
ARMAllJRE
SEAT SWITCH
YELLOW
BLACK
SEATSWITCH
UNOCCUPIED
BLACK
s
ORANGE
OUTPUT
GRAPHIC
REPR ESENTA11ON
OF IGNI11ON
SWITCH
TEST PORT
STARTER
(SHOWN
I)1"0 SWITCH
DISENGAGED
PTO OFF
ORANGE
F-020611 L
50
OFF
YELLOW
ORANGE
NO
IN
POSITION)
-
UP)
MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
REPAIR PARTS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Part
No.
Description
250x102
Harness, Chassis Wire
1401149
Switch, Ignition
327349
Key, Ignition
Nut, Hex
Cap, Ignition
3
094136
Switch, Limit
054212
Fuse
407078
Holde_ Fuse
094613
Solenoid
26x229
Screw, Mounting
15x116
Locknut
024x37
Cable, BaKery Ground
Screw, Ground Cable
8
F-020611 L
092739
Battery
002x82
Bolt, Carriage
014x79
Wingnut
094159
Switch, Seat Sensor
024x24
Cable, Red Batery
690604
Boot, Positive Terminal
51
MODEL 536.270270
F-020611 L
REPAIR PARTS
DECALS
Key
No.
PaN No.
--
48x729
Gas Gage (Dash -Left Side)
1
--
44x7197
DEKA (Battery)
1
--
44x7325
Warning (Seat Deck-Middle)
1
--
48x928
1-5 Height Adjust (Seat Deck -Left Side)
1
--
48x746
NO STEP (Mower Deck - Left Side)
1
--
48x929
Clutch / Brake ( Footrest-Left
1
--
48x236
Cut Finger (Mower Deck -Right Side)
1
--
48x1192
Craftsman Variator 13.5 (Hood -Right Side)
1
--
48x1191
Craftsman Variator 13.5 (Hood -Left Side)
1
--
44x6456
Deck Level Position / ONLY (Seat Deck -Left Side)
1
--
48x741
Drive 1 (Seat Deck -Right Side)
1
--
44x7535
Cutting Height (Seat Deck -Left Side)
1
--
48x1189
Craftsman Logo (Seat Deck Front)
2
--
48x1190
Mow/Trim (Mower Deck - Right Side)
1
--
48x726
Parking Brake Symbol (Console)
1
--
48x728
Throttle Control (Console)
1
--
48x927
Blade Engage / Disengage (Seat Deck -Right Side)
1
Description (Location)
52
Side)
Qty.
NOTES
F-020611 L
53
MODEL 536.270270
I 1019 KIT-LABEL
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
I
11058
OWNER'S
MANUAL
I
307_
718_
7
322A
13
10_
383
24_
337
668
322
733
635
810 t
146
32A
20
0/
F-020611 L
54
32
MODEL 536.270270
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
496413
399265
3
_391086
4
494238
5
494240
7 _271866
8
495735
9 _27803
10
691666
11
12
691328
_692226
13
690904
13A
691681
15
16
20
690946
693944
_291675
22
692125
24
25
222698
696397
F-020611 L
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seat
(Magneto Side)
Seal-Oil
(Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw
(Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(.015" Thick, Standard)
Note_692406 Gasket-Crankcase
(.005" Thick)
_692405 Gasket-Crankcase
(.009" Thick)
Screw
(Cylinder Head)
Screw
(Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seat-Oil
(PTO Side)
Screw
(Engine Sump)
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
Note
696398 Piston Assembl_
(.010" Oversize)
696399 Piston Assembl
(.020" Oversize)
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
REE
NO.
26
27
28
29
PART
NO.
696403
691299
498319
494564
32
690356
32A
690348
33
34
35
262246
262247
691605
36
691597
40
690656
40A
691939
42
43
45
46
494553
691968
691811
692123
DESCRIPTION
696400 Piston Assembl_
(.030" Oversize)
Ring Set
(Standard)
Note -696404 Ring Set
(.010" Oversize)
696405 Ring Set
(.020" Oversize)
696406 Ring Set
(.030" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
(Standard)
Note
498320 Pin-Piston
(.005" Undersized)
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Note
495490 Rod-Connectin
(.020" Undersized)
Screw
(Connecting Rod)
Screw
(Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve
(Intake)
Spring-Valve
(Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
(Intake)
Retainer-Valve
(Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
55
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
146
306
307
691639
696459
691003
308
322
491490
692198
322A
691681
337
383
552
802592
89838
491986
635
668
691
66538
690510
_692407
718
733
690959
691658
741
757
758
759
761
691284
691714
692423
691239
691096
810
869
691779
691802
870
691844
871
261961
1019
1058
491252
274787
DESCRIPTION
Key-Timing
Shield-Cylinder
Screw
(Cylinder Shield)
Cover-Cylinder Head
Screw
(Cylinder Head Cover)
Screw
(Cylinder Head Cover)
Spark Plug
Wrench-Spark Plug
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Boot-Spark Plug
Spacer
Seat-Governor Shaft
Pin-Locating
Screw
(Crankshaft Extension)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw
(Counterweight)
Extension-Crankshaft
Seat-Valve
(Intake)
Seat-Valve
(Exhaust)
Bushing-Valve Guide
(Exhaust Valve)
Note
231218 Bushing-Valve
Guide
(Intake Valve, Brass)
Kit-Label
Owners Manual
(Emission)
MODEL 536.270270
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
1251
95
987
D
93_
51
lO91_I
142_
276
950
105_
108A
634A
616
95 _
987®
93 @
614
404
222
265
188
209
216
202
232 f
877
334
729©
1119_
F-020611 L
56
851
MODEL 536.270270
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
50
691711
51 e+692284
51A _272554
53
691098
54
690953
93
94
95
e690602
498030
e691636
98
104
105
106
108
495800
e690525
e231855
e690577
690464
108A
692344
125
498027
127
130
130A
131
131A
F-020611 L
694524
690468
691750
494885
494379
DESCRIPTION
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud
(Carburetor)
Screw
(Intake Manifold)
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Screw
(Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke
(Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke
(Choke A Mat/c)
Carburetor
(Watbro)
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Throttle Shaft
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
RER
NO.
PART
NO.
133
494381
137 e+281165
141
495097
141A
495931
142
188
e691434
691693
202
691841
209
216
222
227
231
690480
691840
694042
691374
e691636
232
265
267
691842
691024
690804
276 e+692255
333
492341
334
691061
356
690799
DESCRIPTION
Float-Carburetor
Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
(Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft
(Choke A Mat/c)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Screw
(Control Bracket)
Link-Mechanical
Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw
(Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor Link
Clamp-Casing
Screw
(Casing Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Armature-Magneto
Screw
(Magneto Armature)
Wire-Stop
57
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
404
691691
474
505
691953
691251
562
691119
614
616
634
691620
692012
e690801
634A
e690802
692
729
851
877
690572
690596
493880
393814
950
691657
975
987
1091
1119
495933
e691326
691333
691183
DESCRIPTION
Washer
(Governor Crank)
Alternator
Nut
(Governor Control Lever
Bolt
(Governor Control Lever
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
Spring/Seal Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Spring/Seal Assembly
(Choke A Mat/c)
Spring-Detent
Clip-Wire
Terminal-Sparkplug
Wire/ConnectorAlternator
Screw
(Float Bowl)
Bowl-Float
Seat-Throttle Shaft
Cap-Limiter
Screw
(Alternator)
MODEL 536.270270
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
11036
LABEL-SSION
I
467
240
523
287
601
968
967
167
445
524
74
783
344
176
668A
733 _
1850
75 @
304
455
305A
1070_
1005
F-020611 L
58
O
MODEL 536.270270
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
11
23
37
73
74
691328
693557
690456
690492
691655
75
690582
78
690661
167
692297
176
_691917
185
690958
187
691050
240
287
298090
691002
304
690844
F-020611 L
DESCRIPTION
Tube-Breather
Flywheel
Guard-Flywheel
Screen-Rotating
Screw
(Rotating Screen)
Washer
(Flywheel)
Screw
(Flywheel Guard)
Seal-Air Cleaner Nut
Seat-O Ring
(Air Cleaner Base)
Nut
(Air Cleaner Base)
Line-Fuel
(Cut to Required Lengthl
Fitter-Fuel
Screw
(Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
RER
NO.
PART
NO.
305
692198
305A
692127
363
445
19203
496894
455
467
523
524
525
601
668A
726
691173
691668
692014
_281370
691398
95162
691323
727
490324
DESCRIPTION
Screw
(Blower Housing)
Screw
(Blower Housing)
Flywheel Puller
Fitter-Air Cleaner
Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Knob-Air Cleaner
Dipstick
Seat-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Clamp-Hose
Spacer
Gear-Ring
(See Reference 23 for
Service)
Cover-Starter Drive
59
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
732
691002
733
691658
783
842
693713
_691870
847
875
967
968
971
490415
696129
272403
691916
692126
1005
1036
691905
695699
1051
1070
691265
691058
DESCRIPTION
Screw
(Starter Drive Cover)
Screw
(Crankshaft Extension)
Gear-Pinion
Seat- O Ring
(Dipstick]Tube Assembly)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Base-Air Cleaner
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw
(Air Cleaner Base)
Fan-Flywheel
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Screw
(Flywheel Fan)
MODEL 536.270270
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
310
513
358 ENGINE
GASKET
_802
SET
524_
842
176_
51A
691
9
7
12o
797
°
462
121 CARBURETOR
106_
OVERHAUL
276_
987
634_
231 _
634A_
697_
729A
KIT
137
801A
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
137
SET
544A
276_
J
896
1095 VALVE GASKET
7
NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor,
See Reference 309.
F-020611 L
60
9_
51A @
SET
176
MODEL 536.270270
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
3
_391086
7 _271866
9 _27803
12 _692226
20
_291675
51 e+692284
51A _272554
93 e690602
95 e691636
104 e690525
105 e231855
106 e690577
121
499220
137 e+281165
176 _691917
231
e691636
F-O20611L
DESCRIPTION
Seal-Oil
(Magneto Side)
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Gasket-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(.015" Thick, Standard)
Note_692406 Gasket-Crankcase
(.005" Thick)
_692405 Gasket-Crankcase
(.009" Thick)
Seat-Oil
(PTO Side)
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Screw
(Throttle Valve)
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Seat-Inlet
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Gasket-Float Bowl
Seat-O Ring
(Air Cleaner Base)
Screw
(Choke Valve)
B&S ENGINE 28R707-1114-E1
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
276 e+692255
309
693551
309A
310
690323
311
311A
358
462
497608
395538
494241
691261
503
510
510A
513
524
544
544A
634
691532
693699
495878
692024
_281370
692034
390837
e690801
634A
e690802
691
_692407
697
690372
DESCRIPTION
Washer-Sealing
Motor-Starter
Motor-Starter
(For Replacement
Starter Motor, See Ref.
309)
Bolt
(Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Brush Set
Gasket Set-Engine
Washer
(Brush Retainer)
Strap-Starter
Drive-Starter
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Seat-Dipstick Tube
Armature-Starter
Armature-Starter
Spring/Seal Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Spring/Seal Assembly
(Choke A Matic)
Seat-Governor Shaft
Screw
61
REF.
NO.
PART
NO.
729A
783
783A
797
691224
693713
693059
693167
797A
691029
801
801A
802
802A
803
803A
842
691429
394856
691286
395537
691427
398159
_691870
876
896
977
987
1051
1083
495877
691641
494385
e691326
691265
691626
1083A
690958
1090
1095
691293
498539
DESCRIPTION
(Drive Cap)
Clip-Wire
Gear-Pinion
Gear-Pinion
Nut
(Brush Retainer)
Nut
(Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Housing-Starter
Seat- O Ring
(Dipstick Tube)
Kit-Pinion Spring
Pin-Drive Retainer
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seat-Throttle Shaft
Ring-Retaining
Nut
(Starter Terminal)
Nut
(Starter Terminal)
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve
MODEL 536.270270
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE
915-033
7_
67
73
23
47
/
31
Model and Serial
Numbers Here
15
74
/
44
73_
23
40
I,,8i
F-020611 L
62
MODEL 536.270270
Key
No.
Part No.
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE
915-033
Key
No.
Part No.
40
792076A
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
1
772117
Description
Transaxle Cover
2
780086A
Needle Bearing .625 ID
41
790045
Brake Lever
3
770110
Transaxle Case
42
792073A
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
4
776300
Countershaft
43
792075
Locknut 5/16-24
6
778281
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
44
790025
Brake Pad Holder
7
778122A
Spur Gear (22 teeth)
46
786086
Brake Lever Bracket
8
792160
Shift Key
47
774665
Axle (12.00")
10
784365
Shift Rod & Fork
47B
774922
Axle (16-3/16"
778290A
Bevel Gear & Bearing (Incl. 174)
48B
774923
Axle (11.00")
12
778262
Bevel Pinion (14 teeth)
49
778250
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
13
778368
Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Incl. 14)
50
778151
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
14
778368
Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Incl. 13)
51
778273
Spur Gear (19 teeth-steel)
15
778360
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
54
778263
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
16
786150
Bearing Strip
56
778193
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
17
786139
Drive Pin
56
778249
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
18
786147
Neutral Sleeve Spacer .453L
57
778184
Spur Gear (20 teeth-steel)
20
792139
Steel Ball 3/8" DIA
57
778125
Spur Gear (35 teeth)
22
792142
Spring
58
778129A
Spur Gear (30 teeth)
23
788061
Seal Ring
61
778265
Spur Gear (34 teeth)
25
792073A
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
63
786158
Spacer .765 x .937
26
792125
Retaining Ring
65A
780160
Thrust Washer .563 ID x .031W
27
792035
Retaining Ring
65
780162
Thrust Washer .703 ID x .091W
28
788040
Retaining Ring
66
776299
Input Shaft
29
780072
Thrust Washer .627 ID x .031W
67
776352
Shifter & Brake Shaft
30
780108
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
69
780161
Thrust Washer .703 ID x .031W
30A
780145
Flat Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
71
788069
Square Cut Ring
31
780001
Flat Washer .750 ID x .56W
76
780090
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
32
792001
"O" Ring .607 ID
77
788078
Retainer Ring
33
788076
"O" Ring .530 ID
79
792144
Spring
36
790071
Brake Disk
90
788067B
Grease (32 oz. bottle)
37
790007
Brake Pad Plate
150
510334
Gasket Eliminator (Locite #515)
38
799021
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
161
776302
Reverse Idler
39
786026
Dowel Pin 5/16" x 3/4"
174
780085
Needle Bearing .625 ID
11A
F-020611 L
63
Description
Long)
NOTES
F-020611 L
64
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