ClInFT$+Mn+N 19.5 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR _vlodel No. 9!7_-27_0821 • Safety *--ASsembly • .Operation • Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat Maintenance ......_........ _;........................ 19 Service and Adjustments............ .........23 Storage................................................. 29 Troubleshooting.................................... 31 Repair Parts ......................................... 34 Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cover Warranty;.,....,,L,.,,.,._,,.. ..... _.................. 2 Safety Rules ....................................... ,_2 Proo_::t Specifications .... ................. ......5 Assembly.;., ........... .;.......... :... ......... ;...... 8 Operation:_._...... ;;::...:. ..... _..... _.............. .12 MaintenancQ Schedule ...... _..,............... 19 LIMITED T_/O For two (2) tained, Sears will if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is mainringto the instructionsin the owner'smanual, charge, any parts found to be defective in material or This__Warr_ y dpes pot _ve.P. • Expenda le ifpm_which become w'pm during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs; a!! ;Jle_nenj.belts, _}tc. i : • Tire repl_ ,ementpr repair._ausedby puncturesfrom outsideobjects,such as nails, thorns, sl _ml:Is, otglass, i i • Repairs eces_sa_ybecause of;operator abuse, negligence,improperstorageoraccident or thefailure tomaintainthe equipment accordingtothe instructions containedin the owner's manual. Ridingequipment used forcommercial or rentalpurposes. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equip ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery witLnothoTd-a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be available-after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This warranty applies on_ while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears. Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates. IL 60179 GENERAL OPERATION. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before tuming. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. , Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. , Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters _rea_" 2 • Do not try to stabilize the machine by puffing your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. • Tum,_off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. SLOPE 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. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require-extracaution. If yotJcannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on . it, do not mow it. DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Us-e-sTov__eed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counter-weights to improve stability. • Use extra care With grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. •_ Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Do nottum on Slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do, e_t-mow_on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. - Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. - Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flan_, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equip o-ment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an obj.ect. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. 3 • Never make adjustments or repairs with th@englae running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended pads, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safemachine-operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and tum machine off if children enter the area. • B_fore and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • Do not rum on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. _Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!t BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFE"I'Y IS INVOLVED. ,AWARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. _CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, _djusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where t cannot contact spark plug. 4 instructib_ will enable youto assemDte and maintain yourtractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES'. ....- GASOUNE CAPACITY AN[LTY'PE: 3.5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL'WPE (API-SF/SG/SH): -- SAE 3O (above 32°F) SAE 5W-3O (below 32"F) OIL CAPACITY: 3.0 PINTS SPARK PLUG: GAP: .030") Champion RJ19LM OR J19LM VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE: MAINTENANCE A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product.Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILmES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. .005-.007 EXHAUST: .009-.011 GROUND SPEED (MPH):- 14 PSI 10 PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: 3 AMPS BATTERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS BATTERY: AMP/HR:30 MIN. CCA:240 CASE SIZE: U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS. __ _- _... ,AWARNING: This tractor is equipped with an intemal combustion engine and should 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 should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the state of Califomia the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the Califomia Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). "FORWARD: 0- 5.5 REVERSE: 0 - 2.4 TIRE P_RESSURE'--FRONT: REAR: AGREEMENT ........ CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to_give you the best possible dependability and performance.Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. 5 CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK Parts Bag contents shown full size III (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (1) Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x I (1) Lockwasher 3/8 (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Locknut 5/16-18 ..... (1) Knob (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (2) Washers 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge (2) Lock #10" Washers (2) Weld (2) Screws #10 x 5/8 Nuts #10 6 Partspackedseparatelyincarton Steering Boot Seat Video Cassette Mulcher Plate Steedng Wheel | Parts Bag Manual Parts Bag contents not shown full size _(2) Center- (2) Shoulder BaRs lockNuts (2) Wasi_em 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge a I I w SteeringWheel Adapter ,-.e_ Steedng Wheel Insert (2) Gauge Wheels "_1 I I (2)Lm_hHook Assenddk_s Slope Sheet 7 O i Steering Extension Shaft Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unEs,sem61ed for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and har.dware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED ASSEMBLY FOR A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9116" wrench (1) 3/4" wrench (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (1)Pliers (1) 3/4" Socket w/ drive rachet (1) Phillips Screwdriver (1) Tire pressure gauge When-right-or-left-hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR • Assemblelargeflatwasher,3/8 lock washer,3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insertinto center of steering wheel. • Remove protectivematerialsfrom tractor hood andgrill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skidthat may puncturetires where tractor is to rolloff skid. Insert __ 3/8 Hex Bolt Large Rat FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton (See Stee__iill r Wheel pageS);-...... • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four comers of shipping carton, and lay panels flaL • Check for any additional loose pads or boxes and remove. BEFORE SKID ROLUNG ATTACH STEERING TRACTOR OFF WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT --_ Slideextension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 he)( bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque. • Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointingstraight forward. • Slide steering wheel adapter onto steep ing shaft extension. • Po_stee_i'ng wheel so cross bars a-re honzontal (left to right) and slide o!n_ b_:)t and onto adapter. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). • Roll tractor forward off skid. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. Adjusts•at before tightanid_ladjustment knob. • Remove cardboardpacking on seat pan. CHECK BAr'[ERY • Lift hood to raised position • If_is battery is put into service after month and year indicatedon label (label located betweenterminals) charge battery for minimumof one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTE- • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolL "Rghten shoulder bolt securely. • Assemble adjustment knob and fiat washer loosely. Do not tighten. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seal • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely NANCE section of this manual for charging instructions). o........ _ _ _Label _,o 9 Seat Seat Pan Shoulder Bolt Rat Washer Adjustment Knob 9 • [hstall two latch hooks to mulcher plate ; using screw, washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown. NOTE,-'Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting weld nut from the top with hook pointing down. • Tighten hardware securely. • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. • Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. _CAUTION: Do not remove discharge guard from mower. Raise and hold guard when attacbingmulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation. TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING TheTop Weld _Down \ Lock Latch Latch Hook Weld Nut Lock Washer Washer Washer Muicher Plate Deflector Shield "_ Screw Latch Hooks Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. 10 AS-SEMBLEGAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER DECK The gauge wheelsare designed to keep CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustmentssection of this manual. the mower deck in proper positionwhen operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance. • Assemble gauge wheels withtractor on a fiat level surface. • Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightlyoff the ground. Install-gaugewheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 31816 Ioclmut_ad tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. v' CHECKLIST PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: v' All assembly instructionshave been completed. v' No remaining loose pads in carton. V' Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum I hour at 6 amps). v' Seat is adjusted comfortablyand tightened securely. v' All tires are propedy inflated. (For shipping purposes,the tires were overinfiatedat the factory). v' Be sure mower deck is properlyleveled side-to-side/front-to-rearfor best cutting results.(Tires must be propedy inflatedfor leveling). i/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routedproperly aroundpulleys and inside all belt keepers. v' Check wiring. See that all connections are stillsecure and wires are properly damped. v' Before drivingtractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. Gauge Wheel Bracket 3/8-16 Locknut Bolt 3/8-16 Washer Wheel CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were ovednflated at the factory for shippingpurposes. Correct tire pressure is importantfor best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in _'PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 5 of this manual. WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: ,/ ,/ / CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be propedy leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. ,/ Engine oil is at proper level. Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleadffd gasoline. Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. Be sure brake system is in safe operat....ing condition. ,/ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments sectoin of this-m_"_l. Veery that the belts are routed _.Qji_ect_. 11 The,_e._syrobols may appear on your tractor or in literaturesuppliedwith the product. Leam and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST _-NGIN-EON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE UGHTS ON OVER TEMP UGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED R N H L ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED HIGH LOW KEEPAREACLEAR SLOW '_ ! MOWER LIFT c®) l PARKING BRAKE SLOPEHAZARDS (SEESAFETYRULESSECTION) FREE WHEEL (AutomaticModels only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 12 "KNUW READ IruuN.mm'i.,.k_murt THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE 0PE ;AllN GYO UR TRACTOR Coriipam the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Ammeter Choke Throttle Control Uft Lever © Clutch/Brake .Pedal ......... Plunger Attachment Oft Lever Height Adjustment Knob Parking Brake Motion Control Lever Freewheel Control Approx. Speed 3 MPH 2 MPH 1 MPH Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. --. UGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the.exKdne off. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust the mower cutting height. MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. AI'rACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. UFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for star'dngand stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battenj charging (+) or discharging (-). PARKING BRAKE: Locks dutch/brake into the brake posiJion. 13 -____. eyes,.which can resuR in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or StanThe operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown _to the ' dard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. TO SET PARKING BRAKE • Depress clutch/brakepedal intofull "BRAKE" positionand hold. • Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" positionand release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remainiff'BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will holdtractor secure. Attachment Clutch Lever =Engaged" Position Choke Control =Disengaged" Control Parking Brake =Engaged" Portion =Brake" Pedal "Ddve" Position "Disengaged" Position Motion Control Lever NOTE: Failureto move throttle controlto slow positionand allowingengine to idle before stoppingmay cause engine to "backfire". • Tum ignition key to =OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hotengine exhaust gases may cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _i, CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. CHOKE CONTROL STOPPING MOWER BLADES •._To stopmower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND | | | I I DRIVE - • To stop ground ddve, depress - clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. _• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENG!NF__ • Move throttle Control to slow position. 14 Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. • Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. NOTE: The effort to move the motion control lever will reduce after the first few hours of use. This is normal. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTFING HEIGHT The cuffing height is controlled by tuming the height adjustment knob in desired direction. height. control lever to slower posit_n. • If stoppingis absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. • Turn knob countemlockwise (O)to lower cutting heighL The _g height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured from the ground tothe blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass ove-t 6 Inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high,Tthe-se'cond to desired height. TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. • Select desired height of cut. • Lower mower with attachment lift control. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control. AttachmentClutch AttachmentLift Lever "Engaged" Lever High Position Position.__ TO TRANSPORT When pushingor towing your tractor, be sure to disengagetransmissionby placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel controlis located at the rear drawbar of tractor. • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by inserting retainer spring into forward hole of control rod. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission,reverse above procedure. NOTE: To protecthood from damage when transportingyour tractor on a truck or a trailer,be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor.Use an appropriate means of tying hoodto tractor (rope, cord, etc.). / "Disengaged'__::' Position-----'-f'_'_/1_..:_'_. Low ', Posmon ._ _ _'_Discharge TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommendedby and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. TO OPERATE ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not ddve up or down hills with slopes greater than 15" and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up,m,,do,,ua hills. • Avoid _topping or changing speed on hilts_ 15 BEFORE STARTING • Be sure freewheel control _ in the transmission engaged position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAG ED" position. • Move throttle control to fast position • Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. .THE ENGINE CHECK ,ENGINE OIL LEVEL • The engine in your tractor has been shipped,--from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Hemove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL• mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See =OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To-change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. ADD GASOLINE• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTA_N_T: W_.henoperating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good ,_dAweather starting. RNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or us_g ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. _rain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next_season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor "_leaner products in the fuel tank or permanct amage may occur. AUTION: Fil! to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGfNE When starting the engine for the first time or if the_ne I_s run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tah'R'to tlT-eengine. 16 • Insert key into ignition and tum key clockwise to =START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F AND ABOVE) • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F AND BELOW) • When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. no movementof drive wheeLs.The air is being removed from hydraulicdrive system. • Move m0tioncontrol lever to neutral (N) position. Shut off engine and set parking brake. • Engage transmissionby placing freewheel control in drivingposition(See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sittingin the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running,move throttle controlto half (1/2) Speed. With motion controllever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motioncontrollever forward; after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion controllever to reverse position.After the tractor moves approximatelyfive (5) feet retum the motioncontrol lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion controllever three (3) times. • Your tractor is now purged and ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • "13rechains cannot be used when the mower housing is attachedto tractor. • Mower shouldbe properlyleveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustmentssectionof this manual. • The left hand side of mower shouldbe used for trimming. • Drive so that clippingsare discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the rightof the tractor. This will resultin a more even distribution of clippingsand more uniformcutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippingswill discharge away from shrubs, fences, drive....ways, etc. After one ortwo rounds, mow in the opposite directionmaking left hand turns untilfinished. • If grass is extremely tall, it shouldbe mowed twice to reduceload and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relativelyhigh; the second to the desired heighL Before driving the unitin cold weather,. the transmission should be warmed up asrfollo_s: • Be sure the tractor is on level ground., • Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. • Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed Up and may require the choke control be pulled _t slightly. NOTE:_ A_h_igh_a!_it_u.de (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be - adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. ,_RGE TRANSMISSION CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running_......... To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transniission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freev_heeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). _. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. • Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and .b_ five=(5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. 17 Wet grass tends to form.clurflps and interfe_ with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that anarea be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattem from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. -grass will plugmower,and!eav e undesirable cluinpe.Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed byselecting a low enough gear to give the mower the best cutting performance as Well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. r MULCHING . MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. , The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce-them in.size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutring action of the blades. 18 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILmES - MAINTENANCE AS YOU COMPLETE FILL IN DATES REGULAR SERVICE ._- SCHEDULE . IV _ Check Twe Pressure . ICE DATES /__¢__/__ Check Brake Operation V' V r V' Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners li_ V' A _n/Replace T Lubrication Chart _ 0 Check Batlery Level Vee R Ck_an BettewandTerminals I_ Check Traneaxla Cooling V' Mower Blades V'7 V'4 V' .-Adj.= e,ade Be_(s)Tension Adjust V's Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension CheckEngii'_.Oii. l..evel Ves i_ e Change Engine Oil lieu@ V _ E Clean Air Filter li_2 N Clean Air Screen V'= G Inspect MufflerlSpark Arrester Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) N Clean Engine Cooling Fins re= Replace Spark Plug ql_ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Ibm'= Replace V' _, V_I.= Fuel F'dter V' 1 -Chango-rr_re-ohorr when operatingtradera heavy Inad or Inhigh amble_ temperaturel 5 - If equlpped with =djuMab_ =ystmn. 2 - Service moro often when operating In dirty or dusty conditloM. S - Notrequir_ if equippedwith msintmwnc_-free batWy 3 - If equipped with oil lin_. change oil o_m/50 hours. 7-_ I¢ontaxle pivotboltto35 It.-I_. _ 4 - Fleplace blaKl_ more ohen when mowing In undy =oL Donot ove_ightln. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and .A_justm__ ents section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you shouldreplace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new • spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better'and last longer. BEFORE • • • • EACH USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systL_l_or proper operation. • Check for loose fasteners. LUBRICATION CHART e Zerk Zerk Front Wheel • FrontWheel Beadng Bearing Zerk @ Engine 0 Clutch Pivot(s) ! O SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OIL • General PurposeGrease @ Refer to Maintenance Engine"Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bear-ings. Viscous lubricants will•attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 19 .TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rub_--bet. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objecLs-a_l other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, • center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. • Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. • Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Trailing Assembly Edge Blade Center Hole Flat Washer Lock Star _-_. Hex Bolt (Grade 8)* TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while it is on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer). NOTE: DO not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, .it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tra_t-0_-d6e_-hot function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachment clutch control is in the - disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. Center Hole BLADE CARE " For best resultsmower blades mustbe kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. Blade 5/8" BoX or Pin BLADE REMOVAL BATTERY • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat _w_ler see_ring blade. • Install new of resharpened blade with "tmiling_edge up towards deck as shown. Your tractor has a batterY charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. 2O • Keep battery bolls tighL • Keep small vent holes open_ • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I hour. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. • Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Re_Stall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUS-'FMEN_S-section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-bells for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact End clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. ZRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID SAE VISCOSITY GRADES ,o :F c TIg._ERATURE ,.=- o--,_RANGE =10" _" _- TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. • Alter oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. • Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.-.Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. ' o 40" ANTICIPATED LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG or SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on og. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation, Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. ;o-_, NEXT OIL ,o-_ CHANGE BEFORE The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center. Air Screen Plug.... Oil Fill Cap/Dipsb'ck / >--.]1,1,_ CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn 21dried gum fibers. (our engine will not run properly using a _ _ Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine •cooling fins to prevent engine damage "lirtyair filter. Clean.the foam pre-deaner from overheating. Air guide covers must after ev.ery 25_hours of operation or every be removed. Remove side panels and 3eason. Service paper cartridge every hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND 100 hours of operat!qn or every season, GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Advhichever occurs first. justments section of this manual). 3ervice air cleaner more often under dusty ;onditions. Remove knob(s) and cover. "O SERVICE PRE-CLEANER TopAir Guide_ Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Engine Cooling Fins Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. If v_ry oTrtyor damaged, replace precleaner. Reinstall _r_cl_aff_ over cartridge. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE Air Guide Cover 6 Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate. (Both Sides) Carefully remove cartridge to prevent MUFFLER debris from entering carburetor. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat spark arrester (if equipped) as it could cresurface. If very dirty or damaged, ate a fire hazard and/or damage. replace cartridge. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, preSPARK PLUGS clean erl-cover-and secure with knob(s). Replace spark plugs at the beginning of JIPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such each mowing season or after every 100 _s kerosene, are not to be used to clean hours of operation, whichever occurs first. lie cartridge. They may cause deterioraSpark plug type and gap setting are "on of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" 30 not use pressurized air to clean or dry on page 5 of this manual. ;artridge. °_qD IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter shouldbe replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructingfuel flowto carburetor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, i'emove filter and plug fuel linesections. • Place new fuel filter in positionin fuel linewith arrow pointingtowards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properlypositioned. Knob Ning Nut Cartiridge _= Plate "oam Pre;leaner Screen Cartiddge 22 C_mp Ch_mp Fuel Filter CLEANING -• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. ,_CAUTION: Keep finished surfaces arid wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. Before performing any service or adjustments: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • -.--Placemotioncontrol lever in neutral (N) position. ; Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • TumJgnitionkey "OFF" and Pemove key. • Make sure the blades and all movingparts have completelystopped. • Disconnect spark plugwire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED_"p.osition. • Move attachment lift lever forwardto lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll belt off engine pulley. • Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing retainer spring. • +Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracketby removing retainerspring. • Disconnect suspensionarms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. • Disconnectfrontlinksfrom deck by removing retainer springs. • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER • Raise attachment lilt lever to its highest position. • Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to rightside of tractor. • Lower liftlever to its lowest position. • Install mower'in reveme order of removal instructions. Retainer Spring Suspension Arms Pulley Front Link RetainerSprings (BothSides) Retainer (Both S_es) Spring AntJ-Swaybar 23 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on levpLgmund or driveway. Make sure tires am properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"). if tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT •" Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut.on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Boffom of Cud _ ! - - I • • • • • • Bottom _ofCurl ments, check,that both front links are equal in length- Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. To lower front of mower loosen nut =E" on both front links an equal number of tums. When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts =F" against trunnion on both front links. To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of tums. When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut =F" against trunnion on both front links. Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length • Suspension Arm Nut =F" Nut "E" Trunnion Uft Link Adjustment Nut "FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must;be level side-toside. If the following front:to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay -level side-to-side. Front Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Illustration Next Page) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustmerjt on fight side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behmdtll_mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Be-t'_'e n_king any necessary adjust- BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower: 24 "BELT IN_ IALI.AI IUN.• Install new belt in reverse order of removal. andinside an guides; • Install mower,in reverse order of removal instructions. Idler Mandrel Pulley Pulleys Mandrel Pulley TO ADJUST BRAKE TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. Yourtractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. if tractor requires more than six (6) feet stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage park_gbrake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A"on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A"untildistance .becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A".• Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stoppingdistance is still greater than six (6) feet in highestgear, further maintenance is necessary. Cq0tact your nearest=.authodzedservice center/department. Jam Nut Engine Pulley. Clutching Stationary "With Parking Brake =Engaged" Transmission Input Pulley Arm nut. If further brake adjustmeaJ,Js ne=cessarycontact your nearest authorized service center/department 25 I U--AI._JIU:51 MU I IUN UUIt I hull. I.r.v r..h The n_otion control lever hasbeen preset at the factory and adjustment Should not be necessary. ' : " : for any reason the motion control lever will not holdits position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the friction pack located on the right side of transmission. • Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by tuming ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking brake. • Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment Iocknut one half (1/2) rum. NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion control lever becomes too e_,cessjve, reverse the above adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 114 to 112 turn. ........ ...... Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if necessary. TRANSMISSION MENT REMOVAL/REPLACE- Should your transmissionrequire removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallationand before operating the tractor. See =PURGE TRANSMJSS!ON" in the Operation section of this manual. • Adjustment Locknut TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN_ENT tf steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjusta_ yo_ tractor. If damage has _cur-r'edt_affect-the front wheel toe-in or :am ber_ont_ct your nearest authorized ;ervice center. 26 _TO REMOVE • IdlOCK WHEELS FOR SERVICE up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. • On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insertsquare key. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire puncturesand prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Retaining Ring Axle Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY ACAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Alwayswear eye protectionwhen around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY, in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If =jumper cables" are used for emergency starting,follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Yourtractor Is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to •the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, awayfrom fuel tank and battery. TO RE'Mc)vIE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER _. • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. • RED cable last from both batteries. "Positive" (+) Terminal Access Door _, Hex Bolt (Red) Cable Terminal "_' Guard .Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADUGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. • Close,hood. "Negative" (-) Bolt L.H; Pan_ REPLACING _Nut INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this manual. BATTERY _CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same t!_rne,_B_fQre connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding• • Lift hood to raised position• • Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. • Install new battery with terminals in -same position as old battery• -6- Reinstall terminal guam. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminai_with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tkjhten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. securely. • Close terminal access doors. • Close hood. 27 -TO-REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt towardengine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedures. Clamp Screw/_ Quarter Circle Hood Headlight Wire Connector Swivel Choke Closed Casing Clamp Screw ENGINE - Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers _ expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by.an authorized engine manufacturers service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE .......... The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. • Check that swivel is against side of quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL --The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment-as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: -o With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. _ • Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing t_lamp screw and move chokg..£,_ble ._til choke is completely close_d."Tight_'_casing clamp screw se- Choke Lever TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, tuming the mixture screw in (clockwise) decreases the supply Offuel to the engine giving a leaner fueVa=r mixture. Tuming the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fueVair mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is tumed in too tighL PRELIMINARY SETTING • Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted properly (see above). • With engine off tum idle mixture screw in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then tum out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns. FINAL SETTING • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM. .... • Reasse_m'ble air cleaner. 28 • While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, tum idle mixture screw in (.clockwise) until engine begins to d_e-and then tum out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Tum screw to a pointmidway between those two positions. • Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM. Release throttle lever. engine-govemed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Idle Speed Screw ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, tum idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 118 tum. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until ehg]nd accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjugt-- _-an_agi_-h_ay result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine govemor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the Idle Mixture Screw Throttle Lever _ldle Speed _ Screw J_ _ Idle Mixture Screw Th'rrottleLever BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see =TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. Immediate!y- prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _CAUTION:; Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. This will allow you to clean it thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease, leaves, -etc. Store in a clean, dryarea. • Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). _. • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touci,Pl_ all rested or chipped paint surfaces;'sand lightly before painting. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while i[Lstorage. 29 • Drain the fuel tank. • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel UDps and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable a!temative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor ifusin(j fuel stabilizer. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe, which allows condensation to form and cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE-OIL-- ............ Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Tum ignition key to "START" position for a fewseconds to distribute oil. • Replace with new spark plug(s). 3O :TROUBLESHOOTING CHART CORREC'RON CAUSE PROBLEM Will r_otstart Out of fuel. Engine not "CHOKED" prop• Engine flooded. Operation section. • Wait several minutes before • • • • • • • • Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Hard to start Engine valves out of adjustment. • • • • • Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over • Fill fuel tank. • See "TO START ENGINE" in attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center. • • • • • Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center. • Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. • Attachment clutch is engaged. • Weak or dead battery. • Blown fuse. • Depress clutch/brake pedal. • Corroded.battery terminals. •_Loose or damaged wiring. • • • • • Faulty ignition switch. • 'Faulty solenoid or starter. • Faultyoperator presence switch(es). " • • • Disengage attachment dutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. • Contact an authorized service center. Engine clicks but wili not start • Weak or dead battery. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Faulty solenoid or starter. • • • • Lo_ eblewer • Cuffing too much grass/too fast. • Set in =Higher Cut" posilion/reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. • Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 31 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all widng. Check/replace solenoid or starter. _UBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Los._of po'Rer (cont'd) • Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Clean underside of mower hous- • Dirty air filter. • Low oil level/dirty oil. • Faulty spark plug. ing. • Clean/replace air filter. • Check oil level/change oil. • Clean and regap or change spark plug. • Dirty fuel filter. • Stale or dirty fuel. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refill with • Water in fuel. fresh gasoline. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, • Spark plug wire loose. • Dirty engine air screen/fins. • Dirty/clogged muffler. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Excessive vibration Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch en_aged Poor cut - uneven Engine valves out of adjustment. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damaged part(s). • Replace blade mandrel. • Tighten loose part(s). Replace • Faulty operator-safety presence control system. • dama_led parts. • Check wiring, switches and connections. If not Tighten blade corrected, contact an authorized service center/ • Worn, bent or loose blade. ,._ Bent blade mandrel. • Clogged mower deck vent --.holes from buildup of Poor grass discharge Clean engine-air screen/tins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "ToAdjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center. • Replace blade. bolt. • Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. rotate • • • • • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Mower deck not level. Mower blades will not refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Connect and tighten spark plug wire. grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. department. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower hous• ing. • Replace blade mandrel. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • Remove obstruction. • Worn/damaged mower drive belt. • Replace mower drive belt. • Frozen idler pulley. • Frozen blade mandrel. • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. • Place throttle control in =FAST" • Engine speed too slow. position. • Travel speed too fast. • Wet grass. -- - -- 32 • •Shift to slower speed. • Allow grass to dry before mowing. _TROUBLESHOOTING IPROBLEM Poor-grass_discharge (cont'd) CHART, CAUSE CORRECTION • Mower deck not level. • Low/uneven tire air pressure. • Level mower deck. • Worn, bent or loose blade. * Replace/sharpen blade. "13ghten blade bolt. • Clean underside of mower hous- • Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Mower drive belt wom. • Blades improperly installed. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when tuming engine =OFF" • Check tires for proper air pressure. ing. • Replace mower drive belt. • Reinstall blades sharp edge down. • Improper blades used. • Replace with blades listed in this manual. • Clogged mower deck vent holes from bundup of • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. grass, lea.yes, and trash around mandrels. • Switch is "OFF". • Turn switch =ON". • Bulb(s) burned out. • Faulty light switch. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Blown fuse. • Bad battery cell(s). • Poor cable connections. • Replace bulb(s). • Check/replace light switch. • • • • Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. • Faulty regulator(if so equipped). • Replace regulator. • Faulty alternator. • Freewheel control in "disen- • Replace aitemator. • Place freewheel control in gaged" position. • Motion drive belt worn, darnaged or broken. • Air trapped in transmission during shipment =engaged" position. • Replace motion drive belt. • or servicing. Engine throttle control not set at =SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 33 • Purge transmission. • Move throttle control to =SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 ELECTRICAL l 26 : "I .... 40 ! I I I 11 #1 I iI I I I 34 -LE(_TRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. 1 163465 2 74760412 8 7603J 10 145211 11 150109 12 145769 16 153664 19 STD551125 20 73350400 21 147430 __.22_.,_ 4152J .. 24 ' 4799J 25 146148 26 108824X 27 73510400 28 145491 29 121305X 30 140301 31 124211X 32 141226 33 109310X 40 156442 --_4-1_-71110408 42 131563 43 145673 44 73640400 45 121433X 52 141940 55 17450508 70 140413 DESCRIPTION Battery BolLHex 1/4-20x3/4 Tray, Battery BolL Btr Front 1/4-20x7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock Push-In Washer, Lock 1/4 Nut, Hex, Jam 114-20 Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J) Light Bulb Cable, Battery Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 114-20 Unc Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition4 Position Nut, Ignition Cover, Ignition Switch Key, Molded, Craftsman Hamess, Ignition Bolt BIk FinHex ll4-20UNCx 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC Ammeter Rectangular 6Amp Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter) ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xl/2 Harness Engine B&S/Tec Dual NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 35 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 29 12 57 i 14 36 TRACTOR CHASSIS AND - MODEL NUMBER 917 270821 ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 • 12 13 -t4 17 18 20 23 25 26 26 29 30 31 37 38 39 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 60 64 74 140 142 16O392 140356 17490612 STD551025 155272 161917X013 STD533710 155927 145660 155936 17490608 144983X558 126938X 156437 124028X 19131312 STD541437 145198X558 155217 151287X558 139976 174905O8 139886 139887 738(X)400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STD552507 140547 72140606 154798 STD541437 158418 156095 143 ._:154966 144 154207 145 156524 DESCRIPTION Chassis Drawbar Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Type 1-r Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge Bumper Hood/Dash Dash, Silkscreened Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Clip Ttnnerman Gdlle P/L Panel, Dash, RH Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2 TypeTT Hood Assembly Bumber Hood Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC Grille, W/Clips MS-558 Lens, Grille Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2TYT Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear Pivot Bracket Assembly, RH, Mower, Rear Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16Ga. Bracket Grille Pickoff LH Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8 Bracket Grille Pickoff P,H Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75 Air Duct P/t. 18HP B&S Opp. Twin Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Bracket Suspension Front Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Bracket Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 • GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR . . MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 19 72 7O 116 49 _150 .. 151 .. 51 37 27 22 1oo 38 GROUND KEY NO. 1 DRIVE PART NO. 150071 2 3 8 10 15 16 142431 143995 154792 STD561210 74490544 STD541431 18 STD523710 19 TD-541437 21 130564 22 145627 24 7335O6O0 " 25 106888X 26 STD551037 27 STD561210 28 145204 29 124236X 30 130807 32 74760512 34 155071 35 120183X 36 19211616 37 1572H 38 123674X 39 STD523727 40 4470J 41 154777 42- 19131312 43 47 48 49 5O _52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 19111012 127763 154407 123205X STD523715 STD541437 STlTa41431105710X 105709X STD523712 140294 140312 17490612 8883R 140186 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Transaxle ( See Breakdown) Hydro Gear Model No. 310O65O Spdng, Return, Brake Pulley, Transaxle Rod Shift Fender STLT Pin Cotter 1/8 x I CAD Bolt Hex FkjIxI 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut Lock HexW/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uncx 1 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 Rod, Brake Hydro Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Idler, Flat Bolt Spacer, Spilt Keeper, Belt Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 12 Ga. Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry STL Retainer, Belt Bolt NUtCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc Unk, Clutch Spring, Retu.m, Clutch Belt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty. "1-1" Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine PART NO. DESCRIPTION 64 65 66 70 71 72 71170764 STD551143 154778 134683 140158 19132012 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Guide Belt RH Engine Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. 73 74 75 156347 121199X 121749X 76 77 78 STD581075 123583X 121748X 81 156046 82 83 84 86 87 123782X 19171216 161901 71208 19212016 Strap Torque Rh Hydro 0650 Spacer, Split Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20-Rres Spring Torsion T/A Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Rod, "Re Hydro 20" "Rres Bushing Washer 21/32 x 1-114x 16 Ga. 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 12000008 158388 124346X 74780536 74780524 142564 140462 144643 4497H 140469 98 100 102 73510600 19111216 141322 103 73940800 104 105 106 140156 71070516 74780520 116 144 148 149 150 151 72110610 19111016 159103 122052X 150935 19133210 Ring Klip #5304-62 Console, Shift NUt Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2 Line Fuel Hydro 4" Fan, Hydro 7" Control Bypass Hydro 20""Rres Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750. 18/20" Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc Washer 11/32x3/4x16Ga. Washer Bellville .501D x 1.5OD Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/4-20 Unf Arm, Control Hydro Screw Cap Hex 5/16x18xl --Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18Uncx11/4 Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25 Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. Spacer Spacer Retainer PM Mower Bushing Nylon Collered Washer 13/32x2x10Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 rlvn 39 STEERING ASSEMBLY # t I i_ IL _ ....... ,,-..... _ , 1 i • _. t e .- oo 40 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. 62 63 65 66 67 68 139768 154427 156483 157473 6268H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 156438 STD551137 154779 73901000 156546 57079 124035X 126684X 71200410 127501 154406 126847X 136874 19131416 17490612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133808 STD541537 100711L 145054 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M 73800500 74780520 156594 74780616 154780 154404 74781044 154429 = _ l 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 o13 15 17 18 19 20 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 DESCRIPTION Steering Wheel Front Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring,Knp Bearing,SteeringColumn Link, Drag Washer, Lock Spacer, Bearing, FrontAxle Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC Shaft Assembly, Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support,Shaft Washer, Shim 114x 5/8 x .062 Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 x 5/8 P_tman Shaft Assembly Bracket, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 718x 16 Gauge Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw'i-I" #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge Gdpco Nut Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mti BIk Washer 25/32 x 1-114x 16 Gauge Extension Steering Non-Adjust Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC .... Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-114 K_,Steedng Assemb_,Service Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x I Gr. 5 SpacerAxle Bearing Arm Pitlman Bolt Fin Hex _8-11unc x 2-3/4 Brace Axle _IOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 ENGINE 3 1 38 14 81 i " 29 \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 7.-- ., ° ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 162152 17720410 ....... 4 5 ._6-7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 23 25 26 27 29 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 81 149723 144069 144068 138129 150176 145552 STD551125 STD522507 272250 13280336 13200300 STD551237 17490624 159880 145996 73920600 152927 137180 157103 161696 123487X 106082X 17490512 8543R 109227X 3645J 139277 128861 DESCRIPTION Control Throt Paddle 32 22 Screw He)( Thd Cut 1/4.20x5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 42ET07-2631-E1 Muffler Ext_ust Exhaust Asm. Left Exhaust Asm. Right Clamp Tube Double Engine Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems Heat Shield Lt Washer Lock HVyoHelical 1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gasket Muffler Nipple Pipe 4-1/2" Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt Shield Browning/Debris Guard Control Choke Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf Screw'l-I" #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear Cap Fuel Guage STLT Clamp Hose BIk Spacer Pad Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 TYT Line Fuel Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06 Bosh Stern Tank Fuel Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Stalter Nut I inch =-2,5.4 mm 43 SEAT ASSEMBLY ! i I I I I ' 15 _:__ 11 12 KEY " PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 140123 140551 74760616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17490616 19131614 155925 120068X KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Seat 3_50 Blk/'olkCraftsman 12 Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lockw/Ins 3/8-16 Unc 13 14 .... 15 16 17 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk71 •Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat 1/2-13 Uric Blk 21 22 24 25 PART NO. 121246X 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 153236 STD541431 19171912 127018X .... DESCRIPTION Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 ,d Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc Spring (:_:prsn1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A Nut He)( Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches1 inch= 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270821- DECALS 6 1 4 3 11 2 2O 22 19 14 14 13 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 14 PART NO. 156439 1632_ 1632_ 1632_ _73503 1_644 Decal FenderDangerSears Decal FendAutoSears Gold Decal Hood Rh Craftsman Decal Hood LhCraftsman Decal HP Engine Decal MaintCustomer Sears Dom Decal FenderCraftsmanGold Decal FenderSTLTHOper " Inst E/S Decal V-beltDr SchTractorE Decal Dash Panel 146046 163259 WHEELS KEY NO. DESCRIPTION 15 19 20 160396 138047 163203 22 --- 149516 138311 142341 -.. -.. 154515 154516 165056 165057 DESCRIPTION Decal Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Battery Diehard Sears Decal Deck Mower EZ3 Mulching Decal Battery Decal Uft Handle Decal, Drawbar Cntrl. Mvt. Hyd.LL KEY NO. & TIRES PART NO. 5,8 PART NO. 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 106732X427 278H 7 9040H 4,10 7 11 Pad Footrest Lh STLT Pad Footrest Rh STLT Manual, Owner's (English) Manual, Owner's (Spanish) DESCRIPTION .. Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve 13re, Front Tube, Front'13re (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) 8 9 10 106108X427 122082X 7152J 11 - - 104757X 144334 Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rearl3re (Not Provided, Sewice Item o_) Cap, Axle Sealant, 13re (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.27UUz] LIFT ASSEMBLY 28 27 25 24 23 5 30 3 \ 13 26 4 6 6 11 13 19 20 "13 I 32 19 15 13_ 32 46 .IFT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO." DESCRIPTION 159460 159471 105767X Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm. ShaftAsm. Uft Pin Groove 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 E Ring Washer21/32x1 x21Ga. Bearing Nylong Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Read UnkAsm Lift LH. UnkAsm Uft R.H. 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 STD624008 127218 73350800 130171 73680800 139868 163552 110807X 19131016 2876H 76020308 126971X 73350600 138057 150233 140302 73540600 Retainer Spring Unk Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion BIk Zinc Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc Arm Suspension Mower Retainer Spdng Nut, Special Washer 13/32x5/8x16Ga. Spring Pin, Cotter 3t32 x 1/2 Rod, Adjust Ufe Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC Knob, InfiniteHelghtAdmustment Trunnion, Inf. Height Bearing, PvL Lift. Spherical Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 49 50 145212 110452X Nut, Hex Flange Lock Nut, Push Phos. & Oil 1 2 3 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBEH 917.,?.7OU21 MOWER DECK 68 36 103 105 106 lol 33 31 58 17 3 24 \ 25 2 16 29 18 48 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 MOWER DECK KEY NO. I 2 3 PART NO. 144393 STD533107 138017 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 128_.77_4__ .... 110485X 140329 72110610 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 134753 131267 105304X 123713X _11.-0452X..... 130968 19111016 Mower Housing Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension, Rear Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened Blade, Mulching Bearing, Ball Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Ind. Key Number 6) o_Hg_using, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC Stiffener Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 29 30 31 131491 157722 129963 153535 137266 STD533717 133835 131494 19131316 STD541437 133551 140083 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 155066 131340 STD541410 139888 131845X900 133943 155046 122052X 140086 Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Ranged Bolt Fastner, Christmas Tree Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer13/32 x13/16 x16 Ga. Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Rod, Pivot, with Nros Rod, Clutch, Secondary, w/Nibs Guard; I_andrel, LI-L Retainer Screw, TltJ. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Roller Assembly, Cam Follower Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Spring, TorsionBrakes 42" 4 138440 5 STD624008 6 130832 8 850857 9 STD551137 10 140296 11 134149 12 129895 13_----137645 33 34 35 36 37 40 41 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION PART NO. DESCRIPTION 59 67 68 71 72 73 74 75 76 141043 162113 144200 142427 131870 127847 121748X 12000029 128903 Guard, Tuv Idler (94) Knob Custom Oval V-Belt 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 92 127845 160570 127498 153701 73350600 142028 120958X 156084 72140620 STD541437 Keeper, Spring Arm, Clutch, Primary Bushing, Large, Brass Spring, Mower Clutch Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC Trunnion Adj. 94 Washer Sintered Keeper Belt Idler Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/2 Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/6-16 UNC 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 136420 71161010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 155197 155198 Cover Mulching 42" Black Screw Truss Hd Phi110-24 x5/8 Washer #10 Washer Lock Latch Asm Bagger Nut Weld 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 128 129 130 17490512 73510500 72110504 137644 133957 73930600 19121414 143723 153390 19131312 STD523710 131 132 141 -- STD533710 19132203 6266H 130794 .... -- 145411 Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs Spdng, Return Arm, Clutch, Secondary Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1.44 Bracket.Gauge, Wheel LH Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Bracket Washer Felt Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1-3/8 x 3 Ga. Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 6-10, 12-15, 31 and 32) Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck - order separately mulcher plate components key nos. 101106) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE M 50 wDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE :EY PART ]O. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 17 18 1_) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 34 35 35 37 38 39 40 41 -,- MODEL NUMBER 319-650 DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. 532142930 Housing, Lower 532142931 Assembly, Upper Housing 532142932 Seal, Up 532142928 Ring, Wire Retaining 532142933 Ring, Retaining 532142934 Bearing, Shaft Ball 532142935 Beadng, Cradle 532150771 Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13 ,532142937 Swashplate, Variable 532142938 Block, CylinderAssembly 532142939 Ann, Trunnion 532142940---_--Seal,-l.:ip 532142941 Guide, Slot 532150772 Shaft, Motor 532150773 Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16 532142944 Block, CylinderAssembly 532142945 Seal, Up 10 x 25 x 7 532142946 Actuator, Bypass 5321 50774 Center Section Assembly Kit 532142948 Seal, Up 26 x 42 x 8 532142949 Ring, Retaining 532142950 Washer 26 x 35 x 1 43 44 52 53 56 56 59 62 63 64 56 69 63 85 88 89 90 91 92 93 113 114 532142884 532150829 532142991 532142961 532142963 532142964 532142965 532142966 532142967 532142920 532142969 532144610 532142971 532150806 532142973 532142974 532142975 632142976 532142977 532142978 532142917 532142918 532_1_507_/ ...... plate, Bypass 532142951 Oil Filter Element 532142952 Arm, Bypass 532142953 Ring, Retaining 532142954 Arm, Actualing 532142955 Pin, Actuating 532150777 Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4 -532150778 Locknut, Flex 5/16-24 UNJC 532142958 Brake RotodStator I_t 119 134 135 139 140 532142980 532144607 532144608 532150775 532150776 DESCRIPTION Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060 Differential Assembly Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13 Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250 Shaft, Input Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.38 Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750 Arm, Control Puck, Dampener Set Screw si ng Stud 5/16-24 Jackshaft Assembly Jackshaft Screw, Cap Washer 7/16 x I x 1/2 Sleeve Bearing Seal, Wiper Spdng, Block Washer, Block Thrust Cap, Vent Assembly Fitting, O-Ring Assembly Spacer Nut, Castle 5/16-24 Pin, Cotter sprig,comp Nut, Hex 5/16-24 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 51 BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 42E707, TypI= NUMBER 2631-E1 642 523 842 535 422 284A 445 525 601 5240 537 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1 358 GASKET SET I 51 861 PUMP REPAIR KII_ 121 CARBURETOR KrrJ • 51A • 51 52 _205 g634 r--" 202 _203 257 869 43' 52 54 468 188 1006 1005 j 53 383 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1 801 783 802 615A 803 653 209A 222' _J 209 .,,,._€:_ 54 224 414 207 y BRI_;GS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL 5 NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1 3 7 _22 881 g 9 244 572 SA 10A 13 lO I 1019 LABEL Krl 1 "A"REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. 3O5 304 308A qqD 307 306A 307 55 r. BRIGGS & STRATTON KEY--PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 5A 7 7A 8 8A 497074 399265 391O86 493304 493457 493458 271867 271868 495754 222892 -'9 10 27803 94382 10A 11 12 13 15 16 19 2O 22 23 24 25 _ .... 280225 273208 271188 " 271189 94565 94239 394028 94196 399264 291675 94724 --4911-80_-222698 498584 498585 498586 498587 26 27 28 29 394959 394960 394961 394962 263129 496319 391286 394306 397158 32 94671 33 390420 34 261528 35 65906 36 26828 40 221596 41 292260 42 494553 45 261368 46 -214484 50 213290 -.51"_'_/.1412.-_ ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1 KEY NO. DESCRIPTION --Cylinder Assembly Bushing • Seal, Oil Sump,Engine Head,Cylinder#1 Head,Cylinder#2 • Gasket,CylinderHead #1 • Gasket,CylinderHead #2 BreatherAssembly#1 Cover,BreatherCylinder#2 (Used Only on Key#572, AirBafflewithHolesfor Mounting) • Gasket, Breather Screw,Sems . Sc.rew,Seres Tube, Breather • Gasket,Crankcase,.015"Thick • Gasket,Crankcase,.005"Thick • Gasket,Crankcase,.009"Thick Screw,CylinderHead Plug,Oil Drain Crankshaft TimingGear Key Bushing • Seal, Oil Screw,Sems Flywheel Key,Rywheel PistonAssembly,StandardSize PistonAssembly,.010" Oversize PistonAssembly,.020" Oversize . PistonAssembly,.030Oversize RingSet, StandardSize Ring Set,.010" Oversize RingSet, .020-Oversize RingSet, .030- Oversize Lock,PistonPin Pin,Piston,StandardSize Pin, Piston,.005"Oversize Rod, Connecting,Standard Size. Rod, C(xlnecting,.020" Undersize Screw, ConnectingRod 51A 52 53 PART NO. 281412 270884 93970 54 93208 75 222511 78 95039 91 499281 95 93499 96 221939 97 499172 98 91920 99 26157 102 271607 103 298514 104 231435 105 394682 107 499655 108 225373 109 392673 116 280474 117 232018 232022 119 121 125 127 161 165 187 188 201 202 203 205 206 207 209 209A 219 219A 220 222 224 Valve,Exhaust Valve,Intake Spring,Valve,Intake Spdng, Valve, Exhaust Retainer,Valve,Intake Retainer,Valve,Exhaust Keeper,Valve * ** *** **'* 94152 491539 19306 223472 496599 94289 299146 94627 262683 262684 280997 93971 94298 262337 262352 261563 394348 393415 222773 491262 94297 DESCRIPTION Spacer,Carburetor * Gasket,IntakeManifold Mounting Screw,Hex Head, Carburetorto Manifold Screw,Phillips Washer,Spring Screw, Hex BodyAssembly,Upper Screw,Seres Valve,Throttle Shaft,Throttle Screw,FdUsterHead Spring,ThrottleAdjust ** Gasket, CarburetorBody Float,Carburetor ** Pin, FloatHinge ** Valve,Needle BodyAssembly,Lower Valve,Choke Shaft,Choke * O-Ring Jet, NeedleValve, Fixed Jet, NeedleValve, Fixed, HighAititude Screw, Hex Head CarburetorKit Carburetor " Plug, Welch Base,Air Cleaner Nut,Wing Une, Fuel,28"Long(Cut to Suit) Screw Unk Unk Crank,Bell Screw,Hex Head Nut Spdng,Control,Rod Spring,Governor Spdng,GovernorIdle Gear, Governor Oil Slinger Washer,Thrust Bracket,Control Screw,Torx" Includedin Gasket Set(495868) Includedin CarburetorIQt(491539) Includedin CarburetorKit(491539), and PumpRepair I_t (393397) Includedin Gasket Set (495868), and CarburetorKit (491539) Tappet,Valve Gear,Cam Manifold,Intake Gasket,Carburetor Mounting NOTE: AllcomponentdimensionsgiveninU.S. inches. I inch= 25A mm 56 TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON KEY NO. PART NO. - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1 DESCRIPTION 227 491297 LeverAssembly, Governor 229 62199 Washer 230 223882 Washer, Governor Crank, Inside 235 224995 Shield, Fuel Spray 240 394356 Filter, Fuel 244 230318 Connector, Fuel Line 257 93897 Screw, Sems 284 94674 Screw, Hex Head 284A 94882 Screw, Hex Head 304 495469 Housing, Blower, Red 305 94786 Screw, Sems 306 222846 Shield, Cylinder 306A _2_.237_34 Shield, Cylinder 307 94930 Screw, Self-Tapping 308 224774 Cover, Air Guide 308A 224775-Cover, Air Guide 309 497596 Motor, Starter 310 94003 Bolt, Thru 311 497608 Brush Set 332 230674 Nut, Hex 333 394891 Armature, Magneto 334 94731 Screw, Sems 337 802592 Plug, Spark 356 494705 Wire, Stop 356 495868 Gasket Set 363 19203 Rywheel Puller 383 8_.. Wrench, Spark Plug 391 280197 Body, Pump 392 261395 *** Spring, Diaphragm 394 272638 *** Diaphragm, Carburetor 414 220680 Washer 422 222875 Bracket, Oil Fill 432 221377 *** Cap, Spdng 434-- 223688 Cover, Diaphragm 435 93829 Screw, Diaphragm Cover 445 394019 Filter, Air 468 497908 Screen, Rotating 474 393474 Aitemator 482 93621 Screw, 510 497606 Drive, Starter 523 494947 Cap, Oil Fill .524 271157 * Seal, FillTube 525 495348 Tube, Oil Fill (Includes Seals 528 393815 Hose, Vacuum 534 94823 Screw, Air Cleaner 535 272490 Filter, Air 537 271411 **** Gasket, Air Cleaner 497603 Armature, Starter 552 262332 Low.erBushing, Govemor 552A 262331 Upper Bushing, Governor 556 93585 Screw, Hex Head 562 93853 Bolt, Govemor Lever 567 94811 Screw, Hex Head, Back Plate to Cylinder KEY NO. PART NO. 569 572 573 592 601 615 615A 616 634 634A 635 642 643 653 726 272645 224816 491304 92278 93053 94296 263080 491530 271013 491287 66538 225008 496700 93585 391362 741 783 801 802 803 819 642 847 851 858 859 860 861 868 869 870 871 877 881 955 1005 1006 1019 1090 2500 m m * ** *** **** DESCRIPTION * Gasket, Base Baffle, Air, Cylinder #2 Plate, Back Nut, Hex. Clamp, Hose Retainer, E-Ring Retainer Crank, Governor "" Washer, Throttle Shaft * Seal, Govemor Shaft Boot, Spark Plug Cover, Air Cleaner Plate, Air Cleaner Screw, Hex Head Gear, Ring (Includes Mounting Parts) 262989 Gear, Timing 280104 Gear, Starter 394860 Cap, Drive 497607 Cap, End 497604 Housing, Starter 94675 Screw, Hex Head 270920 * Seal, Cap 495715 Tube Assembly, Oil 493880 Terminal, Cable 270989 *** Diaphragm, Carburetor 271025 *** Gasket, Pump 261358 *** Spring, Diaphragm 393397 Repair Kit, Pump 497212 Seal, Valve 261463 Seat, Valve, Intake 213316 Seat, Valve, Exhaust 261961 Bushing, Guide (Exhaust Only) 231218 Bushing, Guide (Intake, Brass) 393456 Wire, Altemator 495901 Plate, Cover 397882 Plug and Seal, Solenoid 281053 Fan, Flywheel 224901 Retainer, Fan 496726 Label Kit 97605 Retainer, Brush 42E707-2631 Replacement Engine 498543 Replacement Shortblock Included in Gasket Set (495868) Included in Carburetor Kit (491539) Included in Carburetor Kit (491539), and Pump Repair Kit (393397) Included in Gasket Set (495868), and Carburetor Kit (491539) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821 SCHEMATIC BATTERY I I_ ..... O_ I RED FUSE30 AMP. AMMETER .,.r. I'0: 0-I,_ ,'-+-0 , O-kI REO -~ STARTER ;---I" ._IO_ONAL) _ IG ! _ b ..... t ....... J CLUTCHI BRAKE (PEDALUP) L | SOLENOID a WHITE IGNITION SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) m| -:° BLACK )J _ .... ; ATr'MENTCLUTCH (CLUTCHOFF) "1 I GROUNDING CONNECTOR METER HOUR @ (OPTIONAL) I ) UNIT /(2 _ S'tSTEM OUTPUT = NCP I)C e :ll_ RPM x PLUGSON TWIN CYL ENGINES) m 'l_t.TIi AC MIN, e 11600RI:'M ICHARGING SYSTEM lY_I_II_C_I_) I . j HEADLIGHTS mOWN IGNITION SWI]'CH I OR= IQ+"+'I _'_ I Ru_._ I S+L I *+.V i RUN I B+L START IB.L+SI IN ONE I NONE I NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE UGHTS ARE NOT • O CONNECTED TO THE NON-REMOVABLE REMOVABLE BATTERY, BUT HAVE TI_EIR CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS /'J OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED SPEED. AT IDLE THE UGHTS CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS SHOULD BE REPLACED TO WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 58 SUGGESTED _r GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION _ ONLy RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL ¢,n ¢D SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. 15" MAX. I Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I I For the repair or replacement parts you ne_:l delivered directly to your home Call _am -7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278)Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio1-800-659.7084 For in-house major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7274) Para pedir servicio de reparacidn do-micHio- 1-800-676-5811 a For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 mm mm mmmmmm mmmmil( For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Saturday 1-800-827-6655 When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide tile following information: • Product Type • Part Number • Model Number • Part Description SEARS Amenca's Repair Speciansts 16_;056-Rev. 1 7.23.98 JH Pdnted in U.S.A.