Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMRN°J 21.0 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER 6 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.271833 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and fellow 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 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly .............................................. 8 Operation ............................................ 12 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19 Maintenance ....................................... 19 Service and Adjustments .................... 23 Storage ............................................... 29 Troubleshooting .................................. 30 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME. 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 2 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. II. SLOPE OPERATION I, GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debds which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. Slopes are a ma or factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover acc dents, wh ch can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 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 overtum the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. DO NOT: • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum 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 not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. 3 • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine 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 parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. III, 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 corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. -Use only an approved container. -Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (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. 4 • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth detects or other reproductive harm. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONt!f BECOMEALERTlt! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. ,_ CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. _1_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor, 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE 3.5 GALLONS CAPACITY UNLEADED ANDTYPE: REGULAR _)ILTYPE API-SF-SJ): OILCAPACITY: SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) 3.0 PINTS SPARK PLUG: GAP: .030") CHAMPION OR J19LM We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".Rapair AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. RJ19LM CUSTOMER GROUND SPEED FORWARD: (MPH): 1sT 1.2 2 "° 1.5 3 R° 2.4 4 TM 3.5 5 TM 4,8 6 TM 5.3 REVERSE: 1.5 ,_WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush- TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI REAR: 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. RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. 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 California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 6 Steering Wheel O (1) Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1 Steedng Wheel Insert (1) Large Rat Washer @ (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 _ , (1) Locknut 5/16-18 (1) Lockwasher 3/8 Steering Extension Steedng Wheel i i , Steering Boot Adapter Shaft 0 Seat (1) Washer _ 7/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob For Future Use Video Keys Slope Sheet (2) Keys 7 \ Cassette Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT. Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16" wrench (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (t) Pliers (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 CARTON UNPACK CARTON Insert FROM r_ _3_sHeXBOlt _,_ _--_..._ 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four comers of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Wheel Lockwasher Large Flat _'Boot _Tabs Extension Shaft _ BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 5/16 "'_ Locknut -_'_-- ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. Lower Steering _ Shaft _Adapter 5/16 ._ _Hex Bolt , ":_-....., ,"", ,_,'_'_, _ ','-_-"_ , ,_-. ,-----'T_/ ,_ _ Tab. Slol HOW TO SET U P YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 8 NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. ..J "" .~ Label t TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor, L: INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat Into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _i_WARNING: Before starting, read, unoerstana and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level end fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4, Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position, Continue with the instructions that follow, Bolt Flat Washer_ 9 INSTALL MULCHER CHECK TIRE PRESSURE PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS ,_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation, TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual, Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory, NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also, 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 Adjustments section of this manual. Deflector Mulcher Latch Hooks 10 o/CHECKLIST Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product. Please review the following checklist: / All assembly instructions have been completed. #' No remaining loose parts in carton. / Battery is properly prepared and oharged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. / All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). / Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. / Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: 4' Engine oil is at proper level. ,/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. Become familiar with all controls - their location and function, Operate them before you start the engine. / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 11 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ENO,NEON ENG,NEOPF O,CPRE,SURE L,GHTSON OV,%_MPT 41, FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT _r_'1R N ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT H L c®_I HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (AutomaticModels only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 12 KNOWYOURTRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOURTRACTOR Comparethe illustrationswithyour tractorto familiarize yourselfwith the locationsof variouscontrolsand adjustments.Save this manualfor future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ammeter Choke Control Light Switch Ignition Switch --. Lift Lever ger Throttle Attachment Lilt Lever Control _ Clutch/ Brake Pedal Height Jstment Indicator Parking Brake Gearshift Lever 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. LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off. THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting and controlling engine speed. CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine. AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging (-). 13 eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments We recommend wide vision safety mask over he operationor ofrepairs. any tractor can result inaforeign objects thrown into the _ spectacles, or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE • Turn 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, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. 2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Choke Control _I, CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Ignition Key Throttle Control "_ gaged" , Position Cluteh/Brak Parking Brake Pedal Position Position "Disengaged" Position "Brake" Position I TO USE THRO'n'LE 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. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL 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 Gearshift Lever STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE - The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift lever to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. • Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". 14 TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT TO OPERATE MOWER The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS 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 oft the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). 2. With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. Gauge Wheel _ Mounting \ ___d_-_-_ _ 3/8 Washer _ Gauge Wheel__ 'YF)_ _I_CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. AttachmentClutch Attachment Lift Lever High Position Position =Disen Position Low Position TO OPERATE ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. A slope guide at the back of your manual is provided for your use. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. _ Broc e, _' Shoulder Bolt 15 TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. 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. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. _WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. _t, CAUTION: Fill 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 ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it willtake extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Move throttle control to fast position 5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. 16 WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) 7. 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 (50o F and below) 7. 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. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. MOWING TIPS • Mower should be propedy leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the dght of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower 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. l MULCHING MOWING J TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. 17 • 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 an area 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 pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. 18 ,,,,TE,,,CESC,EDULE Check Tire Pressure Check Operator II// Prasenee and T Interlock Syslams R Check for Loose Fasteners If If _f7 I# / SharpeNReplace Mower Blades V'4 T LubricationChart If V' 0 Check BatteryLevel R Clean Battery and Termi_ala Check Trans_xle Cooling I_ I_ i/ Adjust Blade BeR(s) Tension Adjust MotionDrive Belt(e)Ter_ion Check Engine Oil Level II_s Ks ik_ I1_ ChangeEngineOil Ik/_ E Clean Air F'gtor Ifz N Clean Ak Screen Inspect Muffler/Spark NE b/ If= An'ester I_ Replace Oil Rlter (If equipped) Clean Engine Cooing Fins I_t; (1_2 Replace Spark Plug if Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge If= Replace Fuel Filter t "Change morec4tan _len operatingundera heaw load or In h/ghsmblenttemperate. 2 - Servicemore olten whenoperatingI_ dirtyor deaty condltlor4, 3 - If equippedwilh O1151te_ chsngeo_1 evee/50 houri, 4 - Replace bladesmore often w_n mowingin sandy =o_1, GENERAL LUBRICATION CHART 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 Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check 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 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3. Check tire pressure. 4. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5, Check for loose fasteners. 5 - If equipped w_hadjus_ble system. 6 - Not required if eq_ed with main_nat_e-free bal_ee/ 7 - Tlgt_n fro_t axle pivotboltto 35 It,.l_:_,maritaL*m, Do notm,ertighten. Spindle _) Spindle Zerk ®Front Wheel / Bearing ® __'.:_ rk i<,.,,; _--, _'===-----= ',_ Bearing Zerk Zerk / (_ Engifie _,,_I I I I I I I I I I II "-r ---' Pivots (_SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil @General Purpose Grease @ Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. 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, pewdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 19 TRACTOR IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. 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 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES Trailing • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. l]re sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM /I c_L"Hex Bolt (Grade 8) *A Grade 8 heattreated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolthead. 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 on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an 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. Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the 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. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. , Up Mandrel Assembly BladeCenter Hole 20 when used above 32°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. 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. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve TO CLEAN BAI-I-ERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BAI-rERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from Closed \ Position Cap ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating 6O .10 _ 2"-. _Drain'Tube COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. TEMPERATURE ._ Ye,ow wear. TRANSAXLE _,_ 0 ANTIC_ATEO 10 BEFORE 20 NEXT 3=O OIL CPIA.NGE NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption 21 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. CLEAN AIR SCREEN NOTE: if very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s). IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge, Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. ENGINE COOLING FINS Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Air guide covers must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See 'q'O REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Cover Knob Wing Nut Top Air Guide Cover _.D Engine Cooling Fins Ca_ddge Foam Pre-Cleaner "' Air Cover Air Scre_ (Both Sides) MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob(s) and cover. Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline, TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. 3. 4. 5. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. 6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. 7. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE Clamp 1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate. 2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor, 3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. 22 CLEANING 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. • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. ,_ CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Retainer Spring Anti-Sway Front Link Collar Springs (Both Sides) Housing Guide Large Spring Bracket 23 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires ere over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting, Bottom Edge _ _ of Mower to/-_/_[_----_-'_of Ground \ I I_l • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • 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. Mandrel Bottom Edge Mower to [Ground Both Front L_inksShould be Equal in Length Suspension Arm Trunnion Lift 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. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. Front Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower, 24 BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of removal. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 6. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Mandrel 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. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. 4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley. 5. Install new belt by reversing above procedure. Idler Pulleys Pulley Engine Pulley TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the dght side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessan/. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Clutching Idler Stationary / Idler Transaxle Pulley TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows: 1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N). NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the transaxle is in neutral. 2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel. 3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position. 4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. With Parking Brake "Engaged" Nut "A" Jam Nut _ Operating Arm 25 _ " .... Gearshift Lever Neutral Lock Gate Adjustment Bolt TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK BATFERY _;I,CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep spades,flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protectionwhen around batteries. If your batteryis too weak to startthe engine, it shouldbe recharged. (Sea "BA'I-rERY" in the MAINTENANCE sectionof this manual). If "jumper cables"are used for emergency starting,follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractoris equipped with a 12 volt negative groundedsystem. The other vehical must also be a 12 volt negative groundedsystem. Do not use your tractor battery to startothervehicles. TO AI-rACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. "Positive" (+) Washers Ring Axle Cover \ Retaining _ Square Key _" (Rear Wheel Only) 26 =Negative" (-) REPLACING BA'n'ERY TO REPLACE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. _,CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doom. 9. Close hood. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood• 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure. H::_ight onnector 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 nonread engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE Hex Positive Cable Terminal Guard The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. 2. 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. Negative Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS FUSE AND RELAYS Loose or damaged widng 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. Clamp Screw_,,_ Quarter Circle V 27 ,J_\ _ \/ FINAL SETTING - 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: 1. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely. 4 Reassemble air cleaner. 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift] motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. 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. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture screw In (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions. 4. Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Choke Closed Casing _ sCIcare mp q _ 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, turning the mixture screw in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted properly (see above). 2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw In (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns. ldle Speed crew Idle Mixture Screw _Throttle Lever Idle Speed Screw Throttle Lever "_. 28 Idle Mixture Also, experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _I, 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. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). 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 BA'I-]ERY 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. OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. 29 TROUBLESHOO_NG CHART PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. . Bad spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. ° Loose or damaged wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Nard to start !Engine will not turn over . Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 5. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. . Loose or damaged wiring. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. . Engine valves out of 8. Contact a Sears or other adjustment. qualified service center. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. 4_ . g. Engine clicks but will not start 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 10.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Faulty solenoid or starter. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 1. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. !2 ,,i Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 3O 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal. 2. Disengage attachment clutch. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse. 5. Clean battery terminals. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery. Clean terminals. Check battery all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM LOSSof power CHART CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/didy oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 9, Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. f 4. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel tilter. 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11 .Clean engine air screen/fins 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15.Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Replace blade mandrel. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged pads. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections, If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Level mower deck. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Replace blade mandrel. 5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will _1. Obstruction in clutch not rotate mechanism. '2, Worn/damaged mower ddve belt. 3, Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Replace blade mandrel, Poor grass discharge 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Travel speed too fast. 2. Shift to slower speed. '3. Wet grass. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Mower deck not level. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Low/uneven tire air 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 6. Replace/sharpen blade, Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower 7. Buildup of grass, leaves ' and trash under mower. housing. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10.Improper blades used. 10.Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11.Clean around mandrels to 11.Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, open vent holes. leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) i 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Engine speed too slow. Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 5. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. 4._lace 1. Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 32 alternatoc TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 SCHEMATIC BATTERY ,,E0 _ FUSE AMMETER (OPTIONAL) WHIT_ L ..... I SOLENOID RED SEATSWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) IGNITION SWITCH )G ) STARTER r- AI( (CLUTCHOFF) (_ UNIT _(2 IGNITION 3 AMp DC g 3_00 RPM NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, RUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LfGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. SPARK GAP PLUG PLUGSON TWiN CYL ENGINES HEADLIGHTS /7 NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNmON SWITCH REMOVASLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 33 __9 2B VOLTi3 AC M,_ O 3_O0 RPM (CP:ARGING SYSTEM OISCCNN_'_D) TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 ELECTRICAL 22 iI II 26 J ! J i I I I I I I I i I I 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 55 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 153664 175688 4152J 4799J 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 178437 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 17490508 Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4 Case Battery Bolt, Rtr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch, Interlock Push-In Harness Ught Socket (W/4152j) Bulb Light #1156 Gable Battery Cable Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable Ground Switch Seat Switch Ign Key Molded Craftsman Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 CoverTerminal Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp Protection Wire Loop ScmwThdro15/'T6-18x112 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches I inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR- - MODEL NU MBER 917.271833 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 12 58 55 2O7 3 14 36 2O8 TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917,271833 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 t8 20 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 60 64 74 1t4 115 142 143 144 145 159 206 207 208 211 212 -NOTE: DESCRIPTION 174619 Chassis Assembly 176554 Drawbar 17060612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 155272 Bumper Hood/Dash 168337X013 Dash TD533710 Bolt, Carriage 3/8_16 x 1 155927 Panel, Dash, L.H. 145660 Clip TInnerman Grille P/L 172107)(010 Panel, Dash, R.H. 17490608 Screw Thdrut 3/3-16 x 1/2 144983X55B HoodAssembJy 126938X BumperHood 156437 Plate Mtg BatteP/Fuel Tank 124028X Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line 19131312 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge STD541437 Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/9-16 Uns 178987X555 Grille/Lens Asm 155217X599 Lens, Gdlle 175692X558 Fend/Ftrast 139976 Bracket, Fender Support 17490508 Scraw Thdrol 5/16-18 x ti2 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly 73800400 Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC 19G91416 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. 145201 Bracket Grille Pickoff LH 161464 Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 145202 Bracket Grille Pickoff RH STD522507 Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75 140547 Air Duct P/L B&S STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 154798 Dash Lower STLT STD541437 NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC 158112 Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl 17060620 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 175702 Plate Reinfomement STLT 154966 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis/Rood 155t23X428 Cupholder 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Tr 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5/16-16 x 1/2 17670609 Scraw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 145212 Nut Hexflange Lock 165919 Insert Lens Reflective 5479J Plug Button Afl Component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 GROUND DRIVE 26 38 27 TRACTOR GROUND KEY NO, PART NO. 1 ........ - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 Tronsaxle (See Breakdown) Peedeas 206-545C 146682 Spdng, Return, Broke 123666X Pulley, Transaxle 12000028 Ring, Retainer 121520X Strap,Torque 17060512 Screw 5/18-16 x 3/4 165866 RodShifterFenderSTLT STD561210 Pin, Cotter 105701X Washer, Shift Plata 74550412 Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 73800500 Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 STD523710 SoltFinHex3/8-16UNCx1Gr5 STD541437 Nut 106933X Knob 130804 Rod, Brake STD541237 NUt 106888X Spdng, Broke Rod S'1"D551037 Washer S'f0561210 Pin 175765 Rod, Parking Brake 71673 Cap, Parking Brake 169592 Bracket, Transaxle S'rD523107 Bolt 175578 Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal 120183X Bearing, Nylon STD551062 Washer STD571810 Roll Pin 179114 Pulley, Composite, Flat 74760648 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3 175556 Keeper, Bait, Idler 127783 Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic 154407 Bellcronk Clutch Grnd Dr,,'Stl 123205X Retainer, Belt STD523715 Bolt $17D541437 NutCrownLock3/8o16UNC STD541431 NutCrownLock5/16-18UNC 105710X Link, Clutch 105709X Spdng, Clutch Return 17060520 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 130801 V-Belt, Ground Drive 169691 Keeper, Belt, Center Span 17060614 Screw 3/8-18 x .875 64 65 66 70 74 75 78 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 90 96 112 113 116 120 145 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 202 212 71170764 STD551143 154778 134683 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X !21748X STD580025 145090 165592 165711 19171216 166231 150360 15839tX428 124346X STD62.4003 18091210 127285X 72140608 73_X)600 74490540 175456 19133210 166002 165589 165494 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 178394 169613 169593 72110614 145212 Bolt, Hex 7/18-20 x 4 Grade 5 Washer Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H. Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 18 Ga. E-Ring Kay, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga Key Woodruff Arm, Shift Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20 Spring, Torsion Washer 17i32x3/4x16Ga. Unk Tronsaxle Nut, Nylock Console, Shift, STLT Nut, Salf-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4 RetainerSpring 1" Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge StropTorquegODegroas Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Bolt, Hex F3ghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 SpacerRetainar Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrtecl 5/161D x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoeldar 5/16-18 x .561 Plata Fastening Lt KeaperBeltTransaxleGear NylinerSnap-ln Washer Nyiiner Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Nut Hex Fig. Lock 62 63 8883R 175410 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm DESCRIPTION Cover, Pedal PUtLe'J,1Engine 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917.271833 STEERING 47 43 \ 3O 40 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 STEERING KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 g 10 11 13 15 17 26 28 29 3O 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 63 65 67 68 71 62 85 88 91 SteedngWheel Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Beadng, Steering Column Draglink Washer, Lock Spacer, Bearing, Axle Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steedng Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter Rod,Tie Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge Gripco Nut Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steedng Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease NutLockHexw/Ins. 5/16-18UNC Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-16 UNC x 1-1/4 Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5 Spaser Axle BoltRDHDSQNK3/8-16X2-1/4 Axle, Brace SteedngAsm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Fastner Christmas Tree Bolt Shoulder TI16-20 Clip Steering 139768 175131 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 175121 STD551137 136518 145212 177876 126847X 19131416 17060612 STO561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 STD541537 100711L 145054X428 121749)( 153720 121232X 6855M BTD541431 74780520 STD523710 160367 72140616 169827 175146 169835 133835 175118 175553 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U. S. inches 1 inch= 26.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 ENGINE 1 27 2 1_ 3 14 38 13 i 32 34 39 29 I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 ENGINE KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 27 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 45 81 Control, Throt Paddle Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) NO.463707-0159-E1 Muffler Exhaust Exhaust Asm. Left Exhaust Asm. Right Clamp Tube Double Engine Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sems Heat Shield Lt Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4 BoR Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75 Gasket, Muffler Tube Drain Oil Easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt Shield, BrrVDbr Guard ControfChoke Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf Screw TI- #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap FuelGuaga Clamp, Hose Spacer Pad Line, Fuel Plug, Oil Drain Easy Pad Idler Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4 Nut Keps He:<1/4-20 Starter Nut 170547 17720408 ...... 149723 144069 144068 138129 171877 145552 STD551125 STD522507 165287 148456 STD551237 17490624 169837 145996 73920600 152927 137180 157103 161696 123487X 106082X 8543R 148315 t09227X 17000612 73510400 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U, S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 43 TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat 3350 BIWblk Craftsman 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 Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML Washer t3/32 X 1 X 14Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 140123 140351 71110616 19131610 145OO6 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 174894 166369 121246X KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 SIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc*2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17132 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 121248X 72050412 1343OO 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 DECALS 7 5 22 20 19 13 15 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, 156439 176682 1716_ 171_7 1_2_ 133644 l_g 171808 1632_ 1_1_ Fender Danger Sears Engine Hood, R.H. Hood, L.H. Hood Side Maintenance Lower Dash Rplcmnt Fender, Craftsman Gold Deck 'B' 42 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 11 13 15 19 20 22 ------ 156368 146046 160396 138047 172331 149516 138311 165800X428 165799)(428 180593 180594 Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst FJS Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor Decal, Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Batten] Diehard Sears Decal, Deck Sears Decal, Battery Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Owner's Man ual, English Owners Manual, Spanish KEY PART NO. NO. 4,10 11 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 106732X427 278H 904OH 8 9 10 106108X427 122082X 7152J 11 104757X428 DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Sec/ice item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Onty) Riro, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, RearTire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Cap, Axle NOTE; All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 LIFTASSEMBLY 7 5 3 13 2 6 6 13 20 19 15 31 32 46 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 1g 20 31 32 Wire Asm, Inner Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R,H. Retainer Spdng Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-t3 UNC Trunnion Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spdng Bearing, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crownlock 3/8o24 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 73540600 NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U. S. inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 47 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 MOWERDECK 157 _ 67 _''_ 40 ,_llml_ 7 f 34 27 14 48 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO, NO. 1 2 3 165892 STD533107 138017 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 165460 STD624008 13O832 85O857 STD551137 140296 134149 137645 128774 110485X 174493 721405_5 132827 159770 ST0541431 134753 131267 105304X 123713)( 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 173984 129963 153535 178342 STD533717 131494 STD551037 STD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 174284 131340 STD541410 139888 131845 133943 155046 165723 KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Asasmbly,Swey Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension, Rear Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened Blade, Mulching Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented Hoasing, Maodrel, Vected Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, MowerDeck Bo_t, Carriege 5/16-18x5/6 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut Crowntock 5,'16-18 UNC Stiffener Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thd Roll DOD PT Hex Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandral Nut, Topleck, Flanged Bolt Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Nut Cmwnlock 3/6-16 UNC Guard, MandreI, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Rolt 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened RollerAssembly, CamFollowar Bolt, Shouldar #10-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-16 UNC Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Reta:mar 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 129 130 141043 149846 144959 STD5414,37 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 179292 179293 17060508 $3D541431 72110505 4898H 165746 73930600 ST0551037 19131312 STD523710 131 142 t43 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 "159 . - _710 165890 167109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165896 19091219 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720406 $30533717 130794 -- 169583 NOTE: 49 DESCRIPTION Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt Nut Muichar Cover Screw Pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/6 Washer #10 Washer, Lock Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut,Wetd Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H. Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H. Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2 Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/6 Short BOLt,Shoukter Wheel, Gauge Nut, Centedock 3/8-16 Washer 3/6 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1 Ann Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carriage Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 In Washer Rat 3/6" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Bo_t Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x %3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only - Pulley Not Included) Replacement Mower, Complete All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER206-545C 50 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER206-545C KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 8 8A 9 10 11 12 13 772147 780086A 770126 776,395 776409 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 778309 778368 14 778368 15 t7 t8 20 21 22 25 25A 26 27 28 29 778370 786186 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 780199 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Transaxle Cover Needle Bearing 5/8" TransaxleCase Countershaft Output Shaft Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key Woodruff Key #9 Shift Collar Shift ROd & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14) Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include, 19) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Ddve Pin Spacer 1.130 X .695 Ball 5/16" die Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" Spdng .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust Washer .627 ID x ,031W ThrustWasher ,762 ID x .031W ThrustWashar ,762 ID x .031W Anti-Rotation Washer ,632 Cup Washer 1.t27 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W (Use As Needed) Flat Washer .750 ID x ,062W Oil Seal 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) 39 40 786026 792076A 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 55 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786(}86 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 66 67 69 70 71 716 76 776422 776396 792170 786167 788069 788092 780090 77 79 82 788078A 792144 776333 83 85 87 150 157 180 900 778338 792154 788069A 788093A 788088A 73G229A 794712 DESCRIPTION Dowel Pin Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W Brake Lever Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4' Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Brake Pad Holder Spacer .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11-15 / 16" Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Spur Gear (23 teeth) Spur Gear (19 teeth) Spur Gear (16 teeth) Spur Gear (t5 teeth) Spur Gear (t 1 teeth) Spur Gear (13 teeth) Spur Gear (17 teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 teeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) Flat Washer ,563 ID x .062W Input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer.890 SquaraCut Ring "O"Ring FlatWasher 1.128 ID x.058W Inverted Retaining Ring Spdng ,430 GD x ,5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (39 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 9 / 16" Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3/4" GeerOil80W0 Replacement MST 206-545C Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 BRIGGS& STRA'n'ONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER463707,TYPENUMBER0159-E1 F 3_i_ 22 635_ 383 520 359_ 373_ 5J 24 [_ 552A 404 @ 220 1132 4_ 27 _ 26 11019 _BELKIT I 1 22, 52 NEW AN TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 BRIGGS& STRA'I-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER463707,TYPENUMBER0159-E1 212 51A 51 414o I 267 365 _ L _1 _ _1 ]629C_J_ 524 o 119_ 23_ 102_ 97 276 108 _ 9s,. 105_ 394 391 434 859A I_ .\ 859 105_ 95_ 276A _ "_,._'_1 276_ "_ 392_ 807_P 3 \ Q 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 104_ 117 \ 861 FUEL PUMP KIT 231_ 432_ 147_ 53 TRACTOR- MODELNUMBER917.271833 BRIGGS& STRATFON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER463707,TYPENUMBER0159-E1 209_ 211_ 278_ UJ I 334'_ 6o6_ 689 11 1137 I 11036 LABEL-EMISS!_)_I J 425 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 968 297 _' 61A% 7_ 7A_ 1119_ 868_ 967 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 445 12 54 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271833 BRIGGS & STRAX'I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 463707, TYPE NUMBER 0159-E1 _e 447 802 311 579 _ 544 697 55 (I-800-469-4663) (u.s_ andCanada) V_NW,_,ca For repairof carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Any_me, dayornifft (U.SA only) For the replacement parts, accessories and owner'smanuals that you need to do-it-yourself, call Sears PartsDirectSM! 1-800-366-PART 6a.m.-11 (1-800-366-7278) p.m., 7days aweek (U.S.A.only) www.sears.coe_irect To purchase or inquire about a Sears ServiceAgreement or Sears Maintenance Agreement: 1-800-827-6655 (U.S.A.) 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., CST, Mon. - Sat 1-800-361-6665 9 am.- (Canada) 8 p.m. EST, M - F, 4 p.m. Sat Parapedirsewiciode reparackSn a Au Canadapoursemiceen franqais: domicilio,y para ordenar piezas: 1.800.LE.FOYERMC 1"888"SU'HOGARSM co. 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