Operator’s Manual
21” LAWN MOWER
Model No. 247.375910
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all safety
rules and operating instructions.
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SAFETY
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
ESPAÑOL
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.craftsman.com
Form No. 769-09384A
(February 25, 2014)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2
Service and Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 16-21
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 3-6
Off-Season Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22
Slope Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23-24
Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 8-11
Español. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 12-15
Service Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
WARRANTY STATEMENT
CRAFTSMAN TWO YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For two years from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. Defective product will receive free repair
or free replacement if repair is unavailable.
For warranty coverage details to obtain repair or replacement, visit the web site: www.craftsman.com.
This warranty covers ONLY defects in material and workmanship. Warranty coverage does NOT include:
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Expendable items which can wear out from normal use within the warranty period, such as mower blades, blade adapters, belts, filters, or spark plugs.
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Product damage resulting from user attempts at product modification or repair or caused by product accessories.
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Repairs necessary because of accident or failure to operate or maintain the product according to all supplied instructions.
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Preventative maintenance or repairs necessary due to improper fuel mixture, contaminated or stale fuel.
This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing commercial services or if rented to another person.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NUMBER
Engine Oil:
SAE 30
Model Number _________________________________
Fuel:
Unleaded Gasoline
Serial Number __________________________________
Engine:Craftsman
Date of Purchase ________________________________
Record the model number, serial number,
and date of purchase above.
© Sears Brands, LLC
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
DANGER
This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not
followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of
yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these
instructions may result in personal injury. When you see this symbol, HEED
ITS WARNING!
This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation
practices in this manual. As with any type of power equipment,
carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury.
This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands, toes and feet and
throwing debris. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
WARNING
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to
persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in
this manual and on the machine.
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
GENERAL OPERATION
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Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety before attempting to
assemble this machine. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manuals before operation. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting slacks and shirts.
Shirts and pants that cover the arms and legs and steel-toed shoes are
recommended. Never operate this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or
light-weight (e.g. canvas) shoes.
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Be completely familiar with the controls and the proper use of this machine
before operating it.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck.
Contact with blade can amputate fingers, hands, toes and feet.
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A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade contact or thrown
object injuries.
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Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled over the foot
during a fall caused by slipping or tripping. Do not hold on to the mower if
you are falling: release the handle immediately.
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Never pull the mower back toward you while you are walking. If you must
back the mower away from a wall or obstruction first look down and behind
to avoid tripping and then follow these steps:
This machine is a precision piece of power equipment, not a plaything.
Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all times. This machine has been
designed to perform one job: to mow grass. Do not use it for any other
purpose.
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Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this machine. Children
14 and over should read and understand the instructions and safe operation
practices in this manual and on the machine and should be trained and
supervised by an adult.
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Only responsible individuals who are familiar with these rules of safe
operation should be allowed to use this machine.
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Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used. Remove all
stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys and other foreign objects, which could be
tripped over or picked up and thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can cause
serious personal injury.
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Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material toward roads,
sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging material against
a wall or obstruction, which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
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To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury, stay in operator zone
behind handles and keep children, bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75
feet from mower while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone enters area.
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Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during operation and while
performing an adjustment or repair to protect your eyes. Thrown objects
which ricochet can cause serious injury to the eyes.
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a.
Step back from mower to fully extend your arms forward.
b.
Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c.
Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way toward you.
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Repeat these steps as needed.
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Do not operate the mower while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on machines so equipped
while starting engine.
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The blade control handle is a safety device. Never attempt to bypass its
operation. Doing so makes the safety device inoperative and may result in
personal injury through contact with the rotating blade. The blade control
handle must operate easily in both directions and automatically return to the
disengaged position when released.
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Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing. A
slip and fall can cause serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
footing, release the blade control handle immediately and the blade will
stop rotating within three seconds.
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Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Walk, never run.
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Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and
check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult other than the operator.
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Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a complete stop before
removing the grass catcher or unclogging the chute. The cutting blade
continues to rotate for a few seconds after the blade control is released.
Never place any part of the body in the blade area until you are sure the
blade has stopped rotating.
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Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
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Before and while moving backwards, look behind and down for small
children.
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Never operate mower without proper trail shield, discharge cover, grass
catcher, blade control handle or other safety protective devices in place and
working. Never operate mower with damaged safety devices. Failure to do
so can result in personal injury.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners, doorways, shrubs, trees,
or other objects that may obscure your vision of a child who may run into the
mower.
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Keep children away from hot or running engines. They can suffer burns from
a hot muffler.
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Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do not touch.
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Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this machine. Children
14 and over should read and understand the instructions and safe operation
practices in this manual and on the machine and be trained and supervised
by an adult.
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Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by the manufacturer as
listed in the Parts pages of this Operator’s Manual. Failure to do so can result
in personal injury.
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When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt, then pull
rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will pull hand and arm
toward engine faster than you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or
sprains could result.
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If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgement.
SERVICE
Safe Handling of Gasoline:
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your
clothes which can ignite. Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
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Use only an approved gasoline container.
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Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic
liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle before
filling.
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Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on
the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer
with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
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Do:
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Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening
at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
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Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
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Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps which can cause you
to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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Never fuel machine indoors because flammable vapors will accumulate in
the area.
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Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your balance, release the blade control
handle immediately and the blade will stop rotating within three (3)
seconds.
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Never remove gas cap or add fuel while engine is hot or running. Allow
engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
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Never over-fill fuel tank. To allow for expansion of the fuel, do not fill above
the bottom of the fuel tank neck.
Do Not:
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, because you could
lose your footing or balance.
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Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
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If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment. Move machine to
another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting engine.
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Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on the slope guide.
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Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause slipping.
Never store the machine or fuel container near an open flame, spark or pilot
light as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
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To reduce fire hazard, keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris.
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Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which can result in severe
injury. Operation on slopes requires extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do
not mow it. For your safety, use the Slope Guide included as part of this manual to
measure slopes before operating this machine on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope
is greater than 15 degrees, do not mow it.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the mower and the mowing activity. They do not
understand the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw
them.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT MODIFY ENGINE
General Service:
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Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
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Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the blade and all
moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground
against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
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Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper
tightness. Also, visually inspect blade for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn).
Replace blade with the original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade
only, listed in the Parts pages of this manual. Use of parts which do not meet
the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance
and compromise safety!
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Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use
extra caution when servicing them.
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Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe
working condition.
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Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
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After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug
wire and ground against the engine. Thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage. Repair the damage before starting and operating the mower.
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Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height adjustment while the
engine is running.
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Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail shield are subject to
wear and damage which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be
thrown. For safety protection, frequently check components and replace
immediately with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in the Parts pages of this manual. Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance and
compromise safety!
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Do not change the engine’s governor setting or over-speed the engine. The
governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine.
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Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace
if necessary.
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Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
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Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
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Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper disposal of fluids
and materials can harm the environment.
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According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this product has an Average Useful
Life of seven (7) years, or 140 hours of operation. At the end of the Average
Useful Life have the machine inspected annually by a Sears or other qualified
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety systems are working
properly and not worn excessively. Failure to do so can result in accidents,
injuries or death.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any way. Tampering
with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to
operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper with factory setting of engine
governor.
NOTICE REGARDING EMISSIONS
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal EPA
emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified
to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may include the following
emission control systems: Engine Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC),
Secondary Air Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
SPARK ARRESTOR
WARNING
This machine is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should
not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or
grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a
spark arrestor meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective working order
by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section
4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar
laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.
A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Parts
and Repair Service Center.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY SYMBOLS
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before
attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and
operate
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover or grass
catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
DANGER — BYSTANDERS
Do not mow when children or others are around.
DANGER — HAND/ FOOT CUT
Keep hands and feet away from rotating parts.
DANGER — THROWN DEBRIS
Remove objects that can be thrown by the blade in any direction. Wear safety glasses.
DANGER — SLOPES
Use extra caution on slopes. Do not mow slopes greater than 15°.
WARNING—GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING— HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine and
muffler to cool before touching.
WARNING: Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow
the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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SLOPE GAUGE
(OK)
Figure 1
15° Slope
15°
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USE THIS SLOPE GAUGE TO DETERMINE
IF A SLOPE IS TOO STEEP FOR SAFE OPERATION!
To check the slope, proceed as follows:
1. Remove this page and fold along the dashed line.
2. Locate a vertical object on or behind the slope (e.g. a pole, building, fence, tree, etc.)
3. Align either side of the slope gauge with the object (See Figure 1 and Figure 2 ).
4. Adjust gauge up or down until the left corner touches the slope (See Figure 1 and Figure 2).
5. If there is a gap below the gauge, the slope is too steep for safe operation (See Figure 2 above).
WARNING
(TOO STEEP)
Figure 2
15° Slope
Slopes are a major factor related to tip-over and roll-over accidents which can result in severe injury or death. Do not operate machine on slopes
in excess of 15 degrees. All slopes require extra caution. Always mow across the face of slopes, never mow up and down slopes.
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ASSEMBLY
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. Be certain to
service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the Operation section before
starting or running your machine.
NOTE: Reference to right and left hand side of the Lawn Mower is observed from the
operating position.
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OPENING CARTON
1.
Cut each corner of the carton vertically from top to bottom.
2.
Remove all loose parts.
3.
Remove loose packing material.
REMOVING UNIT FROM CARTON
1.
Lift unit from the rear to detach it from underlying carton material and roll
unit out of carton.
2.
Check carton thoroughly for any other loose parts.
Loose Parts In Carton
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Side Discharge Cover
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Grass Catcher
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Engine Oil
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Cable Clips (2)
Figure 2
Assembly
Attaching The Handle
1.
Remove any packing material which may be between upper and lower
handles.
2.
a.
Remove wing nuts and carriage bolts handle as shown in Figure 1.
Do not loosen or remove adjacent hex head screws.
b.
While stabilizing mower so it doesn’t move, pivot upper handle up as
shown in Figure 2. Do not crimp cable while lifting the handle up.
Remove T-bolts from the handle brackets as shown in Figure 3.
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Figure 3
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Figure 1
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ASSEMBLY
3.
Follow the steps below to complete handle assembly:
a.
Pull upward on the handle until holes in lower handle (shown in
Figure 3 deck cutaway) line up with holes in handle bracket. See
Figure 4.
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NOTE: When pulling upward on handle, make sure to not pull handle all the
way out.
4.
b.
Insert the T-bolts removed in step earlier through the handle
brackets and lower handle and tighten securely to secure the handle
in place. See Figure 4.
c.
Reattach wing nuts and carriage bolts removed earlier into lower
holes of handle as shown in Figure 5.
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The rope guide is attached to the right side of the upper handle. Loosen the
wing knob which secures the rope guide. Refer to Figure 6.
a.
Hold blade control against upper handle.
b.
Slowly pull starter rope handle from engine and slip starter rope into
the rope guide. See Figure 6.
c.
Tighten rope guide wing knob.
d.
Use cable clips provided to secure blade control and drive cables to
lower handle as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 5
IMPORTANT: To reduce wear and allow for proper operation, make sure to
leave some slack in the upper portion of the cable(s).
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b
b
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c
Figure 6
Figure 4
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ASSEMBLY
Attaching the Grass Catcher
1.
2.
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Follow steps below to assemble the grass catcher. Make certain bag is turned
right side out before assembling (warning label will be on the outside).
a.
Place bag over frame so that its black plastic side is at the bottom.
b.
Slip plastic channel of grass bag over hooks on the frame. See Figure 7.
b
Follow steps below to attach grass catcher:
a.
Lift rear discharge door.
b.
Place grass catcher into the slots in the handle brackets as shown in
Figure 8. Let go of discharge door so that it rests on the grass catcher.
b
To remove grass catcher, lift rear discharge door on the mower. Lift grass catcher up
and off the slots in the handle brackets. Release rear discharge door to allow it to
close rear opening of mower.
Attaching Side Discharge Cover
Your mower is shipped as a mulcher. To convert to side discharge, make sure grass
catcher is off of the unit and rear discharge door is closed.
1.
On the side of the mower, lift the mulching cover. See Figure 9.
2.
Slide two hooks of side discharge cover under hinge pin on mulching cover
assembly. See Figure 9. Lower mulching cover. Do not remove side mulching
cover at any time, even when you are not mulching.
Figure 8
Side Mulching Cover
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Side Discharge
Cover
Figure 9
Figure 7
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ASSEMBLY
Adjustments
2
Higher
Cutting Height
There is a cutting height adjustment lever located above the rear left wheel.
1.
Pull the height adjustment lever outward towards wheel (unit will tend to
fall when lever is moved outward). See Figure 10.
2.
Move lever to desired position for a change in cutting height. See Figure 10.
3.
Release lever towards deck.
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Lower
Handle Pitch
For convenience of operation, you may adjust the pitch of the handle as follows:
1.
Remove star knobs and carriage bolts from handle. See Figure 11.
2.
Position the handle in one of the three positions that is most comfortable.
See Figure 11 inset.
3.
Secure into position with star knobs and carriage bolts removed earlier.
Figure 10
Figure 11
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OPERATION
Blade Control
Premium
Drive Control
Recoil Starter
Cutting Height
Adjustment
Lever
Deck Wash
Side Discharge
Chute
Mulching Cover
Figure 12
Blade Control
Mulching Cover
The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower. Depress and
squeeze it against the drive control to operate the unit. Release it to stop engine
and blade.
The mulching cover is used for mulching purposes. Instead of collecting the grass
clippings in a grass catcher or using the side discharge chute, some mower models
have the option of recirculating the clippings back to the lawn. This is called
mulching.
WARNING
This blade control is a safety device. Never attempt to bypass its operation.
Premium Drive Control
The premium drive control is located on the upper handle and is used to engage the
drive. Pushing the control forward will engage the drive. The farther the control is
pushed forward, the faster the mower will propel. Once pressure is released from
the control it will return to the neutral position and the drive will be disengaged.
Cutting Height Adjustment Lever
The cutting height adjustment lever is located above the left rear wheel. To adjust
the cutting height, refer to the Assembly Section.
Deck Wash
Side Discharge Cover
Your mower is shipped as a mulcher. To discharge the grass clippings to the side
instead, follow the instructions in the Assembly section to attach the side discharge
cover.
WARNING
Keep hands and feet away from the chute area on cutting deck. Refer to
warning label on the unit.
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle. Stand behind the unit and
pull the recoil starter rope to start the unit.
Your mower’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as part of its deck
wash system. Use the deck wash to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s underside.
Meets ANSI Safety Standards
Craftsman Lawn Mowers conform to the safety standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
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OPERATION
GAS AND OIL FILL-UP
Checking Oil Level
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. Be certain to
service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in this section before starting or
running your machine.
NOTE: Be sure to check the oil while on a level surface with the engine stopped.
WARNING
Always keep hands and feet clear of equipment moving parts. Do not use a
pressurized starting fluid. Vapors are flammable.
1.
Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and wipe the dipstick clean.
2.
Insert the dipstick into the oil filler neck. Turn the dipstick a 1/4 turn into the
locked position to fully seat.
3.
Remove dipstick. If the level is low, slowly add oil to the upper limit on the
dipstick. See Figure 13 inset.
Oil (one 20 ounce bottle shipped with unit)
Before starting engine, fill with motor oil, capacity is 600 ml/20 oz. Refer to
viscosity chart below for oil recommendations. Do not over-fill. Use a synthetic or
non-synthetic 4-stroke, or an equivalent high detergent, premium quality motor
oil certified to meet or exceed U.S. automobile manufacturer’s requirements for
service classification SG, SF. Motor oils classified SG, SF will show this designation
on the container.
Oil Filler
Cap/Dipstick
SAE 30 is recommended for general, all temperature use. If single viscosity oil is
used, select the appropriate viscosity for the average temperature in your area from
the chart below.
Upper
Limit
10w
20w
1
20
Figure 13
30
40
4.
NOTE: Do not overfill. Overfilling with oil may cause smoking, hard starting,
spark plug fouling, or oil saturation of air cleaner.
20w40, 20w50
15w40, 15w50
2 10w40
10w30
(ºC) -30º -20º -10º 0º
10º 20º 30º 40º
(ºF) -20º
0º
20º 40º 60º 80º 100º
1.
Single Viscosity
2.
Multi Viscosity
Reinsert the dipstick into the locked position before starting the engine.
CAUTION
Do not use non-detergent oil or 2-stroke engine oil. It could shorten the
engine’s service life.
NOTE: A 5w30 synthetic oil may be used to improve start ability for cold weather
(temperatures below 400 F).
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OPERATION
Gasoline
Fuel Requirements
CAUTION
Operating the engine with E15 or E85 fuel, an oil/gasoline mixture, dirty
gasoline, or gasoline over 30 days old without fuel stabilizing additive
may result in damage to your engine’s carburetor. Subsequent damage
would not be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
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Use automotive gasoline (unleaded or low leaded to minimize combustion chamber
deposits) with a minimum of 87 octane. Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol (E10)
or 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) can be used. Never use an oil/gasoline
mixture or dirty gasoline. Avoid getting dirt, dust, or water in the fuel tank. DO
NOT use E15 or E85 gasoline.
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WARNING
Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions.
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Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. Do not smoke or
allow flames or sparks in the area where the engine is refueled or where
gasoline is stored.
•
Do not overfill the fuel tank. After refueling, make sure the tank cap is closed
properly and securely.
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Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling. Spilled fuel or fuel vapor may
ignite. If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before starting the
engine.
Figure 14
WARNING
Be sure no one other than the operator is standing near the lawn mower
while starting engine or operating mower. Never run engine indoors or
in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and loose
clothing away from any moving parts on engine and lawn mower.
Adding Fuel
WARNING
An adult should fuel this engine. NEVER allow children to refuel the engine.
Gasoline (fuel) vapors are highly flammable and can explode. Fuel vapors
can spread and be ignited by a spark or flame many feet away from engine.
To prevent injury or death from fuel fires, follow these instructions:
•
DO NOT use leaded fuel.
•
Fuel must be fresh and clean. NEVER use fuel left over from last season or
stored for long periods.
•
NEVER mix oil with fuel.
•
DO NOT use fuel containing Methanol (Wood Alcohol)
TO START ENGINE
1.
Standing behind the mower, pull the blade control handle back against the
drive control.
2.
While holding the blade and drive controls together firmly, grasp the recoil
starter handle and pull rope out with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke.
See Figure 14. Keeping a firm grip on the starter handle, let the rope rewind
slowly. Repeat until engine cranks. Let the rope rewind each time slowly.
WARNING
Keep a firm grip on the starter cord handle to prevent rapid retraction of
starter cord (kickback). Rapid retraction can pull hand and arm toward
engine faster than you can let go, and result in broken bones, fractures,
bruises or sprains.
NOTE: Before refueling, allow engine to cool two minutes.
1.
Clean around fuel fill before removing cap to fuel.
2.
Fill tank until fuel reaches 1⁄2 inch below the bottom of the filler neck to
allow space for fuel expansion. Be careful not to overfill.
3.
Replace the gasoline cap and tighten securely. Wipe up spilled fuel before
starting engine. If fuel is spilled DO NOT start engine. Move machine away
from area of spillage. Avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors
are gone.
TO STOP ENGINE
1.
Release blade control to stop the engine and blade.
WARNING
Wait for the blade to stop completely before performing any work on the
mower or to remove the grass catcher.
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OPERATION
Using Your Lawn Mower
Be sure lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects which could damage
lawn mower or engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown by the mower in
any direction and cause serious personal injury to the operator and others.
1
Once the engine is running and while continuing to hold the blade and drive
controls together, push the drive control forward to propel mower. The farther
the control is pushed forward, the faster the mower will propel. Once pressure is
released from the control it will return to the neutral position and the drive will be
disengaged. Refer to Figure 15.
NOTE: For ease of use, while gripping the controls, simply lock your wrist and
elbows and walk - the unit will automatically adjust to your speed.
WARNING
The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects being
thrown into the eyes, which can damage your eyes severely. Always
wear safety glasses while operating the mower, or while performing any
adjustments or repairs on it.
2
Using as Mulcher
For mulching grass, remove the grass catcher or side discharge chute from the
mower. When you remove the grass catcher from the mower, the rear discharge
door will close. When you remove the side discharge chute, the mulching cover will
close. For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass. If the grass has been allowed to
grow in excess of four inches, mulching is not recommended. Use the grass catcher
to bag clippings instead.
Figure 15
Using Grass Catcher
You can use the grass catcher to collect clippings while you are operating the
mower.
1.
Attach grass catcher following instructions in the “Assembly” section. Grass
clippings will automatically collect in bag as you run mower. Operate mower
until grass bag is full.
2.
Stop engine completely by releasing the blade control. Make sure that the
unit has come to a complete stop.
3.
Lift discharge door and pull grass bag up and away from the mower to
remove the bag. Dispose of the grass clippings and reinstall the bag when
complete.
NOTE: Make sure to clean any excess grass from around the rear opening of
the mower, especially between the transmission cover and sidewall on the
left hand side and along the bottom, to ensure tight fit of bag onto mower.
WARNING
If you strike a foreign object, stop the engine. Disconnect the spark plug
wire, thoroughly inspect mower for any damage, and repair damage
before restarting and operating. Extensive vibration of mower during
operation is an indication of damage. The unit should be promptly
inspected and repaired.
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Follow the maintenance schedule given below. This chart describes service
guidelines only. Use the Service Log column to keep track of completed
maintenance tasks. To locate the nearest Sears Service Center or to schedule service,
call the following toll free number:1-888-331-4569.
WARNING
Before performing any type of maintenance/service, disengage all controls
and stop the engine. Wait until all moving parts have come to a complete
stop. Disconnect spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
Interval
Each Use
Item
Service
1.
Engine oil level
1.
Check
2.
Loose or missing hardware
2.
Tighten or replace
3.
Air cleaner
3.
Check
4.
Unit and engine
4.
Clean
1st Month or 5 hours
1.
Engine oil
1.
Change
Annually or 25 hours
1.
Spark Plug
1.
Check
2.
Control linkages/pivots and wheels
2.
Lube with light oil
3.
Underside of mower deck^
3.
Clean
Annually or 50 hours
1.
Engine oil ††
1.
Change
Annually or 100 hours
1.
Spark plug
1.
Replace
2.
Air Cleaner †
2.
Replace
3.
Fuel FIlter
3.
Replace
4.
Carbon Canister Filter †
4.
Replace
1.
Fuel system
1.
Run engine until it stops from lack of fuel, or
add stabilizer to a full tank of fresh fuel prior
to storage.
Before Storage
† Clean more often under dusty conditions or when airborne debris is present. Replace air cleaner if very dirty.
†† Change oil every 25 hours when operating the engine under heavy load or in high temperatures.
^ Check and clean more often if mower is typically used in the mulching configuration.
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Service Log
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Always stop engine, allow engine to cool, disconnect spark plug wire, and
ground against engine before performing any type of maintenance on your
machine.
Electrode
Porcelain
General Recommendations
•
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
•
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that have been
subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from
warranty, operator must maintain the equipment as instructed here.
•
Changing of engine-governed speed will void engine warranty.
•
All adjustments should be checked at least once each season.
•
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these are tight.
0.030 in. (.76mm)
Engine Maintenance
Figure 16
Spark Plug
For good performance, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of
deposits. Replace the spark plug annually.
1.
Disconnect the cap from the spark plug, and remove any dirt from the spark
plug area.
2.
Use the proper size spark plug wrench to remove the spark plug.
3.
Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard the spark plug if there is apparent
wear, or if the insulator is cracked or chipped. Clean the spark plug with a
wire brush if it is to be reused.
4.
Check the gap with a wire gauge. See Figure 16. Spark plug gap should be
0.030 in (0.76 mm). If necessary, reset the gap.
5.
Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition and thread the spark
plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading.
6.
After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress
the washer.
Paper Element
Tab
NOTE: When installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the spark
plug seats to compress the washer. When reinstalling a used spark plug,
tighten 1/8-1/4 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
IMPORTANT: The spark plug must be securely tightened. An improperly
tightened spark plug can become very hot and may damage the engine.
7.
Attach the spark plug cap to the spark plug.
Air Filter
Paper filters cannot be cleaned and must be replaced once a year or every 100
operating hours; more often if used in extremely dusty conditions.
Figure 17
1.
Press down on the tabs securing the air filter cover. Pull back and remove the
cover. See Figure 17.
2.
Remove the paper element. To loosen debris, gently tap the filter on a hard
surface. If the filter is excessively dirty or damaged, replace with a new filter.
3.
Insert the cover’s bottom tabs into slots in bottom of base.
4.
Tilt the cover up into place and secure with tabs.
WARNING
Never use gasoline or low flash point solvents for cleaning the air filter
element. A fire or explosion could result.
IMPORTANT: Never run the engine without the air filter. Rapid engine wear will
result.
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Oil
•
Check oil level regularly.
•
Be sure correct oil level is maintained. Check every five hours or daily before
starting engine. See oil checking procedure in the Operation section.
Change Engine Oil
WARNING
Air Filter
Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire or
explosion can cause severe burns or death.
Oil Fill/ Dipstick
Change engine oil after the first five hours of operation, and every fifty hours or
once a season thereafter.
WARNING
Before tipping the unit to drain the oil, the fuel tank must be empty or fuel
can leak out and result in a fire or explosion. To empty the fuel tank, run
the engine until it stops from lack of fuel.
Figure 18
IMPORTANT: Be sure to check engine on a level surface with the engine stopped.
Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining.
1.
With engine off but still warm, disconnect the spark plug wire and keep it
away from the spark plug.
2.
Place a suitable container next to the engine to catch the used oil.
3.
Remove the drain plug and drain the oil into the container by tipping the
engine toward the oil fill/dipstick. See Figure 18.
Nut
CAUTION
Used oil is a hazardous waste product. Dispose of used oil properly. Do not
discard with household waste. Check with your local authorities or Sears
Service Center for safe disposal/recycling facilities.
4.
Reinstall the drain plug and tighten it securely.
5.
Refill with the recommended oil and check the oil level. Refer to the
Operation Section.
CAUTION
Figure 19
Running the engine with a low oil level can cause engine damage.
6.
Reinstall the oil fill dipstick securely.
Carbon Canister Filter
The foam carbon canister filter must be cleaned or replaced once a year or every 100
operating hours.
1.
Remove the nuts securing the recoil housing as shown in Figure 19 and
remove.
2.
After removing the recoil housing, remove the nuts securing the inner
shroud.
3.
Lift up inner engine shroud and carefully pull out carbon canister filter
assembly from under shroud as shown in Figure 20.
4.
Remove cap from end of canister and pull out round foam filter from inside
the assembly. See Figure 20. Clean element or replace when damaged.
Inner Shroud
Foam Filter
Cap
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Figure 20
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
5.
To clean foam element, wash in mild liquid detergent and water. Squeeze or
press the foam element to rinse out dirt and water. Do not twist, this could
damage or tear the foam element. Allow to dry thoroughly before using. Oil
the foam element with a light engine oil.
6.
Carefully place foam filter back into canister assembly and reattach the
rubber cap removed earlier.
7.
Snap the carbon canister filter assembly back into place under the inner
engine shroud. See Figure 21 inset.
Angled Nipple
IMPORTANT: Be sure the angled nipple points upwards into the shroud to
avoid interference with the autochoke linkage.
8.
Place the inner engine shroud back onto the engine and fasten back down
with nuts removed earlier.
9.
Reattach the recoil housing.
Fuel Filter
The fuel filter cannot be cleaned and must be replaced once a year or every 100
operating hours; more often if run with old gasoline.
1.
Remove all fuel from tank by running engine until it stops from lack of fuel.
2.
Remove hose clamp from fuel line and remove fuel line from tank outlet. See
Figure 22.
3.
Pull out old fuel filter from tank outlet. Replace when dirty or damaged.
4.
Grasp new fuel filter from shouldered end and insert it completely to the
shoulder into the tank outlet.
5.
Replace fuel line and hose clamp.
Figure 21
Clean Engine
•
Daily or before every use, clean grass, chaff or accumulated debris from
engine. Keep linkage, spring, and controls clean. Keep area around and
behind muffler free of any combustible debris.
•
Keeping engine clean allows air movement around engine.
•
Engine parts should be kept clean to reduce the risk of overheating and
ignition of accumulated debris.
Fuel Filter
Figure 22
CAUTION
Do not use water to clean engine parts. Water could contaminate fuel
system. Use a brush or dry cloth.
Lubrication
Blade Control
Lubricate pivot points on the blade and drive control at least once a season with
light oil. These controls must operate freely in both directions. See Figure 23.
Belt Care
NOTE: Several components must be removed in order to change the mower’s
self-propulsion drive belt. See an authorized Sears Service Center to have your belt
replaced.
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Figure 23
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Deck Wash
Your mower’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as part of its deck
wash system.
Use the deck wash to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s underside and prevent
the buildup of corrosive chemicals. Complete the following steps AFTER EACH
MOWING:
1.
Push the mower to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough for your
garden hose to reach. Remove the grass bag if attached.
CAUTION
Make certain the mower’s discharge chute is directed AWAY from your
house, garage, parked cars, etc.
2.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your mower’s Operator’s Manual)
onto the end of your garden hose.
3.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your deck’s surface. See Figure
24.
4.
Turn the water on.
5.
Start the engine as described in the Operation section.
6.
Run the engine for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the
cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
7.
Release blade control to stop the engine and blade.
8.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the water port on your
deck’s surface.
Figure 24
Blade
Adapter
After cleaning your deck, restart the mower. Keep the engine and blade running
for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the cutting deck to
thoroughly dry.
Blade
Blade Care
WARNING
When removing the cutting blade for sharpening or replacement, protect
your hands with a pair of heavy gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the blade.
Blade Bell Support
Periodically inspect the blade adapter for cracks, especially if you strike a foreign
object. Replace when necessary. Follow the steps below for blade service.
1.
Disconnect spark plug boot from spark plug. Turn mower on its side making
sure that the air filter and the carburetor are facing up.
2.
Remove the bolt and the blade bell support which hold the blade and the
blade adapter to the engine crankshaft. See Figure 25.
3.
Remove blade and adapter from the crankshaft.
4.
Remove blade from the adapter for testing balance. Balance the blade on a
round shaft screwdriver to check. Remove metal from the heavy side until
it balances evenly. When sharpening the blade, follow the original angle of
grind. Grind each cutting edge equally to keep the blade balanced.
WARNING
An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration when rotating at high
speeds. It may cause damage to mower and could break causing personal
injury.
Bolt
Figure 25
5.
Lubricate the engine crankshaft and the inner surface of the blade adapter
with light oil. Slide the blade adapter onto the engine crankshaft. Place the
blade on the adapter such that the side of the blade marked “Bottom” (or
with part number) faces the ground when the mower is in the operating
position. Make sure that the blade is aligned and seated on the blade adapter
flanges. See Figure 25 inset.
6.
Place blade bell support on the blade. Align notches on the blade bell
support with small holes in blade.
7.
Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450 in. lbs. min., 600 in. lbs.
max.
To ensure safe operation of your mower, periodically check the blade bolt for correct
torque.
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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Drive Adjustment
4.
The drive system consists of pulleys, a belt , and a cable linking the transmission to
the drive handle. As these components wear adjustment may be needed. To adjust
the drive linkage perform the following:
1.
Replace bushing in the lower hole and reattach the cable through the
bushing and lower hole in the handle. See Figure 28.
Rotate the drive cable fitting located on the left upper handle upward. See
Figure 26.
2
1
Figure 28
5.
Reinsert the drive cable fitting into the upper handle and rotate it
downward.
6.
Start the mower and check the function of the drive handle.
CAUTION: If the drive is engaged without pushing on the
handle after this adjustment is made return the cable to its original
position on the plastic drive handle.
Figure 26
2.
Pull the fitting away from the handle.
3.
Unhook the cable and remove the metal bushing from the plastic drive
handle. See Figure 27.
Metal Bushing
Cable
Figure 27
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OFF-SEASON STORAGE
WARNING
Never store lawn mower with fuel in tank indoors or in poorly ventilated
areas where fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark, or pilot light as on
a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, or gas appliance.
Preparing The Engine
Preparing The Lawn Mower
For engines stored over 30 days:
•
Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described in the lubrication
instructions.
•
Do not use a pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
•
Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to prevent rusting.
•
Refer to Preparing the Engine for correct engine storage instructions.
•
Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to corrosive materials,
such as fertilizer.
•
To prevent gum from forming in fuel system or on carburetor parts, run
engine until it stops from lack of fuel or add a gasoline additive to the gas
in the tank. If you use a gas additive, run the engine for several minutes to
circulate the additive through the carburetor—after which the engine and
fuel can be stored up to 24 months.
•
While engine is still warm, change the oil.
•
Clean engine of surface debris.
When storing any type of power equipment in a poorly ventilated or metal storage
shed, care should be taken to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone,
coat the equipment, especially cables and all moving parts of your lawn mower
before storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING
Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting. Before performing any type of maintenance/service,
disengage all controls and stop the engine. Wait until all moving parts
have come to a complete stop. Always wear safety glasses during operation
or while performing any adjustments or repairs.
This section addresses minor service issues. To locate the nearest Sears Service Center or to schedule service, call the following toll free number: 1-888331-4569.
Problem
Engine Fails to start
Cause
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remedy
Blade control disengaged.
Spark plug boot disconnected.
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
Engine not primed (If equipped with primer).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engage blade control.
Connect wire to spark boot.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Prime engine as instructed in the Operation section.
5. Faulty spark plug.
6. Engine flooded.
7. Blocked fuel line.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Wait a few minutes to restart.
7. Contact your Sears Parts & Repair Center to have fuel line
cleaned.
Engine runs erratic
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine overheats
1. Engine oil level low.
2. Air flow restricted.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Clean area around and on top of engine.
Occasional skips (hesitates)
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Adjust gap. Refer to Spark Plug in Engine Maintenance section.
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty, or gap too wide.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
1. Reset gap or replace spark plug.
2. Refer to Air Cleaner in Engine Maintenance section.
Excessive vibration
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
2. Bent cutting blade.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance blade.
2. Replace blade.
Spark plug boot loose.
Stale fuel.
Vent in gas cap plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Blocked fuel line.
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Connect and tighten spark plug boot.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Clear vent.
Run engine until it stops from lack of fuel. Refill with fresh fuel.
Refer to Air Cleaner in Engine Maintenance section.
Contact your Sears Parts & Repair Center to have fuel line
cleaned.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Mower will not mulch grass
Cause
Remedy
1. Wet grass.
3. Dull blade.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait until
later to cut.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height, then mow again at desired
height or make a narrower cutting path.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
Uneven cut
1. Dull blade.
1. Sharpen or replace blade.
Mower will not self propel
1. Belt not installed properly.
1. Check belt for proper pulley installation and
movement.
2. Stop engine, disconnect spark plug boot,
and clean out debris.
3. Inspect and replace belt.
4. Adjust drive control. See Drive Adjustment in Service &
Maintenance section.
2. Excessively high grass.
2. Debris clogging drive operation.
3. Damaged or worn belt.
4. Drive control out of adjustment.
High pullback effort
1. Pulling mower backwards before transmission
disengages.
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1. Allow the unit to roll forward slightly without the drive lever(s)
engaged before pulling backwards.
(This page applicable in the U.S.A. and Canada only.)
Sears Brands Management Corporation (Sears), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO CERTIFIED ENGINES
PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1995 AND THEREAFTER, WHICH ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA,
AND TO CERTIFIED MODEL YEAR 1997 AND LATER ENGINES WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND
USED ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES (AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2001 IN CANADA).
California and United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Statement
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), U.S. EPA and Sears are pleased to explain the
Emission Control System Warranty on your model year 2000 and later small off-road
engine (SORE). In California, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. Elsewhere in the United
States, new non-road, spark-ignition engines certified for model year 1997 and later
must meet similar standards set forth by the U.S. EPA. Sears must warrant the emission
control system on your engine for the periods of time listed below, provided there has
been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your
emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor, air cleaner, ignition
system, muffler and catalytic converter. Also included may be connectors and other
emission related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears will repair
your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
Sears Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
Small off-road engines are warranted relative to emission control parts defects for a
period of one year, subject to provisions set forth below. If any covered part on your
engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Sears.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your Operating and Maintenance Instructions. Sears
recommends that you retain all your receipts covering maintenance on your small
off-road engine, but Sears cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the small
off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that Sears may deny you warranty
coverage if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance or unapproved modifications. You are responsible for presenting
your small off-road engine to an Authorized Sears Service Dealer as soon as a problem
exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount
of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact a Sears Service Representative at 1-800-4694663. The emission warranty is a defects warranty. Defects are judged on normal engine
performance. The warranty is not related to an in-use emission test.
Sears Emission Control Defects Warranty Provisions
The following are specific provisions relative to your Emission Control Defects Warranty
Coverage. It is in addition to the Sears engine warranty for non-regulated engines found
in the Operating and Maintenance Instructions.
1.
2.
3.
No Charge
Repair or replacement of any Warranted Part will be performed at no charge to
the owner, including diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a
Warranted Part is defective, if the diagnostic work is performed at an Authorized
Sears Service Dealer. For emissions warranty service contact your nearest
Authorized Sears Service Dealer as listed in the “Yellow Pages” under “Engines,
Gasoline,” “Gasoline Engines,” “Lawn Mowers,” or similar category.
4.
Claims and Coverage Exclusions
Warranty claims shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of the Sears
Engine Warranty Policy. Warranty coverage shall be excluded for failures of
Warranted Parts which are not original Sears parts or because of abuse, neglect
or improper maintenance as set forth in the Sears Engine Warranty Policy. Sears
is not liable to cover failures of Warranted Parts caused by the use of add-on,
non-original, or modified parts.
5.
Maintenance
Any Warranted Part which is not scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance or which is scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect of
“repair or replace as necessary” shall be warranted as to defects for the warranty
period. Any Warranted Part which is scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance shall be warranted as to defects only for the period of time up
to the first scheduled replacement for that part. Any replacement part that is
equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of
any maintenance or repairs. The owner is responsible for the performance of
all required maintenance, as defined in the Sears Operating and Maintenance
Instructions.
6.
Consequential Coverage
Coverage hereunder shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused
by the failure of any Warranted Part still under warranty.
Warranted Parts
Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below (the
emission control systems parts) to the extent these parts were present on the
engine purchased.
a. Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system
• Carburetor and internal parts
• Fuel Pump
b. Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
c. Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto ignition system
d. Catalyst System
• Catalytic converter
• Exhaust manifold
• Air injection system or pulse valve
e. Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
• Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
Length of Coverage
Sears warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the
Warranted Parts shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship which
caused the failure of the Warranted Parts for a period of one year from the date
the engine is delivered to a retail purchaser.
In the USA and Canada, a 24 hour hot line, 1-800-469-4663, has a menu of pre-recorded messages offering you engine maintenance information.
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
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
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
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
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regular price of preventive maintenance check

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Once you purchase the Repair Protection Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You
can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
The Repair Protection Agreement is a risk-free purchase. If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty period,
we will provide a full refund. Or, a prorated refund anytime after the product warranty period expires. Purchase your Repair
Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information in the U.S.A. call 1-800-827-6655.
*Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.
Sears Installation Service
For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. or Canada call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
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