Craftsman | 2One 917.383280 | Operator`s manual | Craftsman 2One 917.383280 Operator`s manual

MODEL NUMBER 917.383280
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®Assembly
Operation
, Customer
Responsibilities
Service
®Adjustments
®Repair Parts
Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
OWNER'SMANUAL
SAFETY RULES
PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING
CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECTSPARK PLUGWIREAND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOTCONTACT SPARK
REPAIRS.
DNPORTANT
SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLSTO MINIMIZE THE RISK OFINJUR¥o YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH
CONTROLS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF TttE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES°
TRAINING:
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Read this operator's manual carefully. Become familiar with
the controls and know how to operate your mower properly
Learn how to quickly stop mower=
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Always stop the blade whenever you leave or are not using
your mower, or before c rossing driveways, walks, roads, an d
any gravel-covered areas..
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Do not allow children to use your mower_ Never aUow adults
to use mower without proper instructions_
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Never direct discharge of material toward bystanders nor
allow anyone near the mower while you are operating it.
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Keep the area of operation clear of a!l persons, especially
small children and pets.
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Use mower only as the manufacturer
scribed in this manual
Before cleaning, inspecting, or repairing your mower, stop
the engine and make absolutely sure the blade and all
moving parts have stopped° Then disconnect the spark plug
wire and keep it away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
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Do not operate mower if it has been dropped or damaged in
any manner.. Always have damage repaired before using
your mower_
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Do not continue to run your mower if you hit a foreign object.
Follow the procedure outlined above, then repair any damage before restarting and operating you mower.
Do not use accessory attachments that are not recommended
by the manufacturer°
Use of such attachments may be
hazardous,
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Do not change the cjovemor settings or overspeed the
engine° Engine damage or personal injury may result.
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Do not operate your mower if it vibrates abnormally,. Excessive vibration is an indication of damage; stop the engine,
safely checkforthe cause of vibration and repair as required.
PREPARATION:
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Do not run the engine indoors.. Exhaust fumes are dangerous,
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Always thoroughly check the area to be mowed and clear it of
all stones, sticks, wires, bones, and other foreign objects°
These objects witl be thrown by the blade and can cause
severe injury°
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Always wear safety glasses or eye shields when starting and
while using your mower.
Never cut grass by pulling the mower towards you. Mow
across the face of slopes, never up and down or you might
lose your fcroting. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
Use caution when operating the mower on uneven terrain or
when changing directions - maintain good footing.
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Dress properly° Do not operate mower when barefoot or
wearing open sandals.
Wear onty solid shoes with good
traction when mowing.
Never operate your mower without proper guards, plates,
grass catcher or other safety devices in place.
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Check fuei tank before starting engine. Do not flU gas tank
indoors, when the engine is running or when the engine is hot°
Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before filling the
gas tank Clean off any spilled gasoline before starting the
engine,
intended and as de-
The blade turns when the engine is running.
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Always make wheel height adjustments before starting your
mower_ Never attempt to do this while the engine is running,
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Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION:
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Keep your eyes and mind on your mower and the area being
cut. Do not let other interests distract you.
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Do not mow wet or slippery grass. Never run while operating
your mower. Always be sure of your footing- keep afirm hold
on the handles and walk,
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts_ Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
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AND STORAGE:
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Cheek the blade and the engine mounting botts often to be
sure they are tightened properly.
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Check all bolts, nuts and screws at frequent intervals for
proper tightness to be sure mower is in safe working conditiono
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Keep all safety devices in place and working°
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To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine free of grass, Ieaves
orrexcessive grease and oil.
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Check grass catcher often for deterioration and wear and
replace worn bags. Use only replacement bags that are
recommended by and comply with specifications of the
manufacturer of your mower.
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Always keep a sharp blade on your mower_
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Allow engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
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Never store mower with fuel in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or an ignition source
such as a hot water heater, space heater, clothes dryer, etco
,T.EANS-A.ENTJON!!!
BECO.E
A.ERT!!!
YOUR
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Craftsman Lawn Mower. tt has been designed, engineered
and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service Center/Department.
Sears has competent, well trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit..
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your lawn mower
properly.. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES"°
MODEL
NUMBER
PRODUCT
917,383280
SPECiFiCATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
3_5
DISPLACEMENT:
9.06 cu.. ino
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
1_5 quarts
(Unleaded)
OIL (20 oz.. Capacity):
SAE 30 (Above 32°F)
5W30 (Below 32=F)
SPARK PLUG (GAP °030 in..):
(0°76 ram)
Champion
RJ19LM or
Sears z_ 33312
or STD 361456
or STD 360950
VALVE CLEARANCE:
o006 ino
°008 in..
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF
PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE
FOUND ON A DECAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR
OF THE LAWN MOWER HOUSING.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER
AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE
PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
MAINTENANCE
Intake:
Exhaust:
SOLID STATE IGNITION
AIR GAP:
.0125 in..
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
35-40 ft.-Ibso
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your lawn mower,.
• Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this Owner's Manual
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LAMEED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER
For one year from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up
according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any
defect in material or workmanship_
If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from
the date of purchase.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as rotary mower blades, blade adapters, belts,
air cleaners and spark plugo
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Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankshafts
maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
and the failure to
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER TO THE NEAREST
SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES_ THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WH{LE
THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/731CR-W SEARS TOWER, CHICAGO, IL 60684
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY
RULES ....................................................
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
CUSTOMER
WARRANTY
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .............................. 11
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ......................... 14
STORAGE ...........................................................
15
TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................... 21
REPAIR PARTS - LAWN MOWER ................ 16-17
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ............................ 18-20
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ........ BACK COVER
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RESPONSIBILITIES
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LAWN MOWER ACCESSORIES
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ASSEMBLY
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OPERATION
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nNDEX
A
Accessories............................................5
Adjustments:
Carburetor .................................. 14
Handle Height ............................ 14
Height of Cut ................................ 9
Air Filter:
Service ........................................ 13
Assembly:
Handle .......................................... 6
Grass Catcher .............................. 6
B
Blade:
Sharpening ................................. 12
Replacement .............................. 12
C
Controls:
Operator Presence Control Bar..7
Speed Control .............................. 7
Customer Responsibilities .....3,11-13
Air Filter ...................................... 13
Blade Care/Replacement .......... 12
Engine .... ....._............................ 13
Lubrication ................................ 11
Spark Plug ................................. 13
E
Engine:
Oil Change ................................. 13
Oil Level ....................................... 9
Oil Type ........................................ 9
Starting ....................................... 10
Storage ....................................... 15
F
Fuel:
Type ..............................................9
Storage .......................................15
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Handle:
Adjustment.................................14
Assembly .....................................6
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Lubrication:
Engine ........................................ 11
Brake Spring Bracket ................ 11
Handle Bracket Mounting Pin _ 11
Wheel Adjuster .......................... 11
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Maintenance Agreement .................... :3
Mowing Tips ...................................... 10
Mowing Mulching Tips ..................... 10
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Oil:
Engine ........................................ 13
Storage .... .......,,_..._._,,,.,.,.. ! 5
Operation:
Operating Lawn Mower............... 8
Control Bar...................................7
Engine Speed Control ................. 8
Operator Presence Control Bar .........7
Options:
Attachments ................................. 5
4
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Repair Parts
Lawn Mower .......................... 16-17
Engine ................................... 18-20
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Responsib Uities, Customer .,.. 3, 11..13
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Safety Rules ........................................ 2
Service and Adjustments:
Carburetor .................................. 14
Engine Speed ............................ 14
Handle ........................................ 14
Spark Plug ......................................... 13
Specifications ..................................... 3
Starting the Engine .......................... 10
Stopping the Engine ........................ 10
Storage .............................................. 15
T
Trouble Shooting Chart ................... 21
W
Warranty ............................................. 3
Wheels:
Wheel Adjusters .......................... 7
These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced_ They are also available at most Sears retail outlets,
catalog and service centersr Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number of
your lawn mower. Some of these accessories may not apply to your lawn mower_
ENGINE
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SPARK PLUG
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
STABILIZER
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If lawn mower is an electric start
CHARGER
BATTERY
LAWN MOWER PERFORMANCE
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CLIPPING DEFLECTOR
REAR BAG
OPTUONAL
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SIDE DISCHARGE
CATCHER
OPTBONAL
CATCHER FOR
SRDEDUSCHARGE
LAWN MOWER
REPLACEMENT
BAG FOR REAR
DISCHARGE
LAWN MOWERS
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BLADE
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LAWN MOWER
COVER
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Your lawn mower has been assembled at the factory
except for the grass catcher bag and the grass catcher
frame°
TO REMOVE
CARTON
LAWN MOWER FROM
UPPER HANDLE
UFT UP
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Remove loose parts included with mower.
Cut down two end corners of carton and lay end panel
down flat,
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Removeall packing materials except padding between
upper and lower handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle,
Roll lawn mower out of carton and check carton thoroughly for additional loose parts.
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OPERATOR PRESENCE
CONTROL BAR
MOWING POSITION
LOWER HANDLE
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN
FIG. 1
MOWER
TO UNFOLD
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HANDLE
(See Fig. 1)
Raise handles until lower handle section locks into
place in mowing position,
Raise upper handle section into place on lower handle,
remove protective padding and tighten both handle
knobs,
Remove handle padding holding operator presence
control bar to upper handle.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted for your
mowing comfort.
Refer to "Adjust Handle" in the
Service and Adjustment section of this manual.
TO ASSEMBLE
GRASS
CATCHERFRAME
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FRAME OPENING
(See Fig. 2)
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Put grass catcher' frame into grass bag with stiff part of
bag on the bottom.
Slip vinyl bindings over frame.
NOTE: If vinyl bindings are too stiff, hold them in warm
water for' a few minutes. If bag gets wet, let it dry before
using.
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KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER° Compare the
illustrationswith your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of variouscontrols and adjustments, Savethis manual
for future reference.
OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR
ENGINE ZONE CONTROL CABLE
STARTER
HANDLE
HANDLEKNOB
ENGINE OIL CAP WITH
DIPSTICK
GRASS CATCHER
ENGINE SPEED CONTROL LEVER
PRIMER
AIR RLTER
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GASOLINE
FILLER CAP
LAWN MOWER HOUSING
WHEEL ADJUSTER
(ON EACH WHEEL)
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MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Sears rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute
and the U,S, Consumer Product Safety Commission° The blade turns when the engine is running,
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OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR - must be held
down to the handle to start the engine, Release to stop the
engine.
PRIMER - pumps additional fuel from the carburetor to the
cylinder for use when starting a cold engine°
STARTER HANDLE - used for starting the engine.
ENGINE SPEED CONTROL - located on the side of the
engine which allows you to select either "HIGH"
"LOW" (,4_) engine speed_
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CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower
without mulcher plate in place and door
ENGINE SPEED
CONTROL LEVER
clipping
or grassor catcher
latch in deflector
locked position
approvedin
place. Never attempt to operate the
lawn mower with the rear door removed
or propped open.
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SPEED
CONTROL
(See Fig. 4)
PRIMER
The engine speed is controlled by a lever (red knob)
located on the side of the engine "HIGH" (,r_) position is
for starting the engine, normal cutting, and better grass
bagging° "LOW" (_)
position is for light cutting, trimming and fuel economy_
ENGINE
ZONE
FIG. 4
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CONTROL
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CAUTION: Federal regulations require
an engine control to be installed on this
risk of blade contact injury. Do not unlawn mower in order to minimize the
der any circumstances
attempt to defeat the function of the operator control.
The blade turns when the engine is
running.
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REAR DOOR
Your lawn mower is equipped with an operator presence control bar which requires the operator to be
positioned behind the lawn mower handte to start and
operate the tawn mower
TO INSTALL
FIG. 5
ATTACHMENTS
(See Figs. 5 & 6)
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be used as a
mulcher To install attachments for bagging ordischarging:
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Open rear door, remove mulcher plate_
You can now install catcher or optional clipping deflector/.
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To return to mulching operation reverse the above
steps, BE SURE MULCHER PLATE IS INSTALLED
BEFORE USING FOR MULCHING OPERATION,
TO INSTALL
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GRASS
CATCHER
MULCHER PLATE
FIG. 6
(See Fig. 7)
HINGE
Lift the rear'door on the lawn mower housing and place
the grass catcher frame onto the formed up tabs on the
rear door hinge bracket_
The grass catcher is secured to the lawn mower when
the rear door is lowered onto the grass catcher frame
BRACKET
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FORMED UP TA_
GRASS CATCHER FRAME
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FIG. 7
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TO EMPTY GRASS
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CATCHER
(See Fig. 8)
To remove grass catcher, release operator presence
control bar to stop engine°
Lift up rear door and remove the grass catcher by the
handle..
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Do not drag the bag when emptying;
unnecessary wear°
TO ADJUST
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cu'n'ING
HEIGHT
it will cause
(See Fig. 9)
Raise wheels for low cut and lower wheels for high cut°
Wheels are set in low cut for shipping.. Adjust cutting
height to suit your requirements. Medium position is
best for most lawns.
To change cutting height, squeeze adjuster lever toward wheel.. Move wheel up or down to suit your
requirements
Be sure all wheels are in the same
setting.
BEFORE
STARTING
FIG. 8
LOWERWHEELS
FORHIGHCUT
RAISEWHEELS
FORLOWCUT
ENGINE
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A 20 oz. bottle of Pennzoil SAE 30 oil is included with your
new lawn mower.
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Remove engine oil cap and fill to the FULL line on the
dipstick,
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Use 20 ozs,. of oil, For type and grade of oil to use, see
"ENGINE" in Customer Responsibilities section of this
manual.
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POUR OIL SLOWLY. DO NOT OVERFILL°
Check oil level before each use Add oil if needed, Fill
to FULL line on dipstick
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To read proper level, tighten engine oil cap each time_
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Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten
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After the first two (2) hours of mowing, change the oit,
and every 25 hours thereafter.
You may need to
change the oil more often under dusty, dirty conditions°
FIG. 9
GAS
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Fill gasoline tank with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline.
DO NOT USE PREMIUM GASOLINE.. BE CAREFUL
NOT TO OVERFILL TANK (See Fig.. 3).
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 for 30 days or longer. Drainthe 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.
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OPERATION
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TO START ENGINE
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To start a cold engine, push primer five (5) times
before trying to start. Use a firm push° This step is not
usually necessary when starting an engine which has
already run for a few minutes.,
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Push engine speed control lever to HIGH (+._) position,
Hold operator presence control bar down to the
handle and pull starter' handle quickly.
DO NOT
allow starter rope to snap back.
To STOP engine, release operator presence control
bar+
NOTE: in cooler weather' it may be necessary to repeat
priming steps° In warmer weatherover priming maycause
flooding and engine will not starL If you do flood engine,
wait a few minutes before attempting to start and DO NOT
repeat priming steps.
MOWING
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FIG. 10
MULCHING
MOWING
TiPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH,
CLEAN UNDERSIDE OF MOWER HOUSING
AFTER EACH USE. SEE "CLEANING" IN CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES SECTION OF THIS MANUAL.
o 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._
TiPS
Under certain conditions, such as very tall grass, it
may be necessary to raise the height of cut to reduce
pushing effort and to keep from overloading the engine and leaving clumps of grass clippings.
For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the width of cut
and raise the rear of the lawn mower housing one (1)
wheel adjuster setting higher than the front for better
discharge of grass+
For better grass bagging and most cutting conditions,
the engine speed should be set in the '"HIGH" (FAST)
(<r_) position,.
When using a rear discharge lawn mower in moist,
heavy grass, clumps of cut grass may not enter the
grass catcher+ Reduce ground speed (pushing speed)
and/or run the lawn mower over the area a second
time.
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If a trail of grass clippings is left on the right side of a
rear discharge lawn mower, mow in a clockwise
direction with a small overlap to collect the clippings
on the next pass,
Keep top of engine around starter clear and clean of
grass clippings and chaff. This will help engine air
flow and extend engine life+
Pores in cloth grass catchers can become filled with
dirt and dust with use and catchers will collect less
grass° To prevent this, regularly hose catchers off
with water and let dry before using.
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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 wiU not be exposed to the direct sun.
For best results, adjust the lawn mower cutting height
so that the tawn mower cuts off only the top one-third
of the grass blades (See Fig, 10)+ If the lawn is
overgrown it will be necessary to raise the height of cut
to reduce pushing effort and to keep from overloading
the engine and leaving clumps of mulched grass. For'
extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut,
mow slowly and raise the rear of the lawn mower one
wheel adjuster setting higher than the fronL
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.
Changeyourcutting
pattern from weektoweek.
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.
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Check for Loose Fasteners
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Cle'an/i'nspect Grass Catcher
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Clean Lawn Mower
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Mower
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Lubricate Pivot Points
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Check Engi,ne,,Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil
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Repl.ac.e..Spark Plug
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Replace Air Filte r Paper Cartridge
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or In high ambient temperatures
2 - SerVice more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace blades more often when mowfng in sandy soil
GENERAL
LUBRiCATiON CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence_ To
receivefu!! value from the warranty, operatormust maintain
mower as instructed in this manual.
_) ENGtNEOIL
WHEEL
ADJUSTER
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit..
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season°
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Once a year, replace the spark plug, replace air filter
element and check blade for wear. A new spark plug
and clean/new air _ter element assures proper air-fuel
mixture and helps your engine run better and last
longer.
Follow the maintenance schedule in this manual,.
BEFORE
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EACH
(_)BRAKE
SPRING
BRACKET
(_)HANDLEBRACKET
MOUNTINGPIN
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check for loose fasteners.
(_REAR
DOOR
HINGE
_) SPRAY LUBRICANT
LUBRiCATiON
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION
(_) SAE30 MOTOROIL REFERTO ENGINE - CUSTOMERRESPONSIBILITIESSECTION.
CHART").
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OiL OR GREASE PLASTIC WHEEL
BEARINGSo VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF
THE SELF LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY
MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED
GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
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CUSTOM
RESPONSBBJLITUES
LAWN MOWER
CRANK.
SHAFT &
BLADE
ADAPTER
DETAIL BLADE
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenanceo
TIRES
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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_
BLADE
KEY
CARE
For best results, mower blade must be kept sharp, Replace
bent or damaged blades.
o
•
•
=
o
CRANKSHAFT
KEYWAY
Removesparkplug wire from spark plug and place wire
where it cannot come in contact with spark plug,
Turn lawn mower on its side, Make sure air filter and
I_
°
o
•
o
CAUTION:
gerous,
HH
==H'=
A loose blade can be dan-
H =
Use only Sears authorized replacement
best cutting results.
(bolt, lock
I
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blade to get the
NOTE- We do not [ecornrnertd sharpening bladeyou do, be sure the blade is balanced.
but if
TO SHARPEN BLADE
•
NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and check the key
inside hub of blade adapter_ The key must be in good
condition to work properly, Replace adapter if damaged.
=
BLADE ADAPTER
I
Protect your hands with gloves andlor wrap blade with
heavy cloth,,
Remove blade bolt by turning counter-clockwise. Use
a 9116" box or open-end wrench.
TO REPLACE BLADE
LOCK WASHER
FIG= 1t
carburetor are up.
Use a wood block between blade and mower' housing
to prevent blade from turning when removing blade
bolt.,
Remove blade and attaching hardware
washer and hardened washer)_
CRANKSHAFT
BLADE
BOLT
TO REMOVE BLADE (See Fig_ 11)
o
EDGE
ADAPTER
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower,
To checkblade balance, ddve a nailinto a beam or wall
Leave about one inch of the straight nail exposed.
Place center hole of blade over the head of the nail: 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.
(See Fig. 11)
Position the blade adapter on the engine crankshaff_
Be sure key in adapter and keyway in crankshaft are
aligned.
Position blade on the blade adapter aligning the two (2)
holes in the blade with the raised lugs on the adapter_
Be sure the trailing edge is up toward the engine.
Installthe blade bolt with the Iockwasher and hardened
GRASS
o
o
washer into blade adapter and crankshaft.
Use block of wood between blade and lawn mower
housing and tighten the blade bolt, turning cloclcwise
°
The recommended tightening torque is 35-40 ft, lbs.
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT [S GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.
12
CATCHER
The grass catcher may be hosed with water, but must
be dry when used.
Check your grass catcher often for damage or deterioration. Through normal use it will wear. If catcher
needs replacing, replace only with a manufacturer
approved replacement catcher from Seats, Give the
lawn mower model number when ordering.
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CUSTOMER
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ENGINE
LUBRiCATiON
Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG.. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature°
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
_F -20 _
°C 429°
0°
-18"
32 °
0°
60 °
160
800
270
100_
38 °
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc,)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Checkyour engine oil level more frequently toavoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the lawn
mower is not used for 25 hours in one year,
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil
plug securely each time you check the oil level.
FIG. 12
COLLAR
TURN
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
TO REMOVE
SLOT
TAB
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. t2)
.
•
.
°
o
o
TURN CLOCKWISE
TO TIGHTEN
Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a clean surface.
Tip lawn mower on its side and drain oil into a suitable
container. Rock lawn mowerbackand forthto remove
any oil trapped inside of engine.
Wipe off any spilled oil on lawn mower and on side of
engine,
Fill engine with oil All oil must meet API service
classification SGo Fill only to the "FULL" line on the
dipstick. DO NOT OVER FILL
Replace engine oil cap..
Reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug
AIR RLTER COVER
FIG. 13
CLEANING
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH_ CLEAN UNDERSIDE OF MOWER HOUSING
AFTER EACH USE.
i
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly
using a dirty air filter,
Reptace the air filter every year,
very dusty, dirty conditions, Do
TO CHANGE AIR FILTER (See
•
.
o
•
•
•
and may be damaged by
_)
more often if you mow in
not wash air fiitero
Fig, 13)
SPARK
PLUG
Change your spark plug each year to make your engine
start easier and run better. Set spark plug gap at °030 inch.,
13
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11111,
I
Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and
carburetor are up, Clean the underside of your lawn
mower by scraping to remove build-up of grass and
trash.
•
Cleanengineoftentokeeptrashfromaccumulating.
A
clogged engine runs hotter and shortens engine life.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
We DO NOT recommend using a garden hoseto clean
lawn mower unless the electrical system, muffler, air
filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out,
Water in engine can result in shortened engine life,
o
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it could create a
fire hazard and/or damage
ii1,, i1,,
o
o
MUFFLER
ii,
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with the spark
CAUTION" Disconnect spark plug wire
plug.
........
Removetheairfiltercover
bytuming counterclockwise
to the stop and pull away from collar°
Remove filter from inside of cover_
Clean the inside of the cover and the collar to remove
any dirt accumulation,,
Insert new filter into cover.
Put air filter cover and filter into collar aligning the tab
with the slot.
Push in on cover and turn clockwise to tighten.
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CAUTION:
°
•
•
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Release control bar.
Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug.
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LAWN MOWER
SHIPPINGPOSITION
MEDIUMLOW
TO ADJUST CUTI'ING HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual,
REAR
DEFLECTOR
The rear deflector, attached between the rear wheels of
your lawn mower, is provided to minimize the possibility
that objects will be thrown out the rear of the lawn mower
into the operator's mowing position_
If the rear deflector becomes
replaced°
damaged, it should be
TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs. 14 Thru 16)
Your lawn mower handle can be raised or lowered for your
mowing comfort. Four (4) positions are available: high,
medium high, medium low and low. Handles are shipped
mounted in the medium low position.
°
•
•
•
•
,
•
o
FIG. 14A
To change from medium low to medium high position,
the upper and lower handle sections will have to be
turned over (See Fig. 14B)_
Remove the controls and operator presence control
bar from the upper' handle.
Remove the starter rope guide from the lower handle,
Remove hairpin cotters,
Disconnect the lower handle from the handle brackets
(See Fig,, 16),
Turn the handle over and reassemble the hairpin
cotters that have been removed.
HIGH
Reassemble the starter rope guide.
Reassemble the controls and the operator presence
control bar' to the upper handle.
FIG. 15A
LOWER HANDLE
CAUTION: The operator presence control bar must pivot freely to permitblade
brake engagement when control bar is
released. Do not over tighten the fasteners hold ing the controls to the upper
handle.
o
•
To change from medium
upper handle section will
Fig, 15A)_
To change from medium
lower' handle section will
Fig. 15B),
FIG, 15B
SQUEEZE
TO REMOVE
low to high position only the
have to be turned over (See
HAIRPIN CLIP
low to low position, only the
have to be turned over (See
FIG. 16
ENGUNE
CARBURETOR
ENGKNE SPEED
Your carburetor has a non-adjustable fixed main jet for
mixture control, If your engine does not operate properly
due to suspected carburetor problems, take your lawn
mower' to an authorized Sears service center for repair or
adjustment,
Your engine speed has been factory set. Do not attempt
to increase engine speed or it may result in personal
injury, tf you believe that the engine is running too fast or
too slow, take your lawn mower to an authorized Sears
Service Center for repair and adjustment,
14
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ENGINE
Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the
end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days
or more.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS iMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
LAWN MOWER
When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean
it thoroughly, remove aUdirt, grease, leaves, etc Store in
a clean, dry area.
Clean entire lawn mower (See "CLEANING
In the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
°
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
o
Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are
securely fastened. Inspect moving parts fordamage,
breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
HANDLE
Drain the fuel tank..
•
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 gasotine 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.
Squeeze the bottom ends of the lower handles toward
each other until the lower handle clears the handle
bracket and swing handles forward over mower,.
°
Loosen upper handle mounting bolts enough to allow
upper handle to be foIded back.
IMPORTANT:
WHEN FOLDING THE HANDLE FOR
STORAGE OR TRANSPORTATION, BE SURE TO FOLD
THE HANDLE AS SHOWN IN FIG. 17. IF YOU FOLD THE
UPPER HANDLE SECTION THE WRONG WAY, YOU
MAY DAMAGE THE CONTROL CABLES.
o
•
.
(See Fig, 17)
You can fold your lawn mower handle for storage.
.
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ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil
(See "ENGINE"
in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
CYLINDER
Whensetting upyourhandlefromthestorageposifion,
the lower handle wilt automatically lock into the mowing position.
°
°
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LOWER HANDLE
Remove spark plug_
Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole
into cylinder°
Pul! starter handle slowly a few times to distribute oilo
Replace with new spark plug.
OTHER
HANDLE
BRACKET
o
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•
o
HAIRPIN
COTTER
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rusL
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER MOWER WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM_
OPERATOR PRESENCE
CONTROL BAR
i,
UPPER HANDLE
FOLD FORWARD
FOR STORAGE
FOLD BACKWARD
MOWING
POSITION
LOWERHANDLE
FIG. 17
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CAUTION: Never store the lawn mower
with gasoline in thetank inside a building where fumes may reach an open
flameorspark.
Allowthe engineto cool
before storing in any enclosure.
15
REPAIR PARTS
CRAFTSMAN
20" ROTARY
LAWN MOWER-
"MODEL
NO. 917.383280
1
\
2
\
|
17
35
28
57
58
43
32
18
\
34
31
34
47
42
43
\
36
4O
\
39
38
33
REPAIR PARTS
CRAFTSMAN
KEY
NO,
_J=
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
20" ROTARY
PART
NO.
86902
133088X479
133169X479
103672X
84676X479
STD541425
131959
85827
51793
63688
851664
STD522515
750097
86899X004
48257
88551X417
36953
STD522506
54583
700063X479
88652
133184X479
133335X479
133259
86912X417
86913X417
STD 541431
55187
88641
84920
88642
132800
850862X004
87886X004
LAWN MOWER-
-MODEL
NO. 917.383280
DESCRIPTION
Control Bar
_Llper Handle
cher Plate
Rope Guide
Lower Handle
Locknut 1/4-20
Handle Bolt
Cable Clip
Hairpin Cotter
Handle Knob
Engine Zone Control Cable
Hex Head Bolt 1/4-20-1-1/2
Hex Washer Head Screw 10-24 x 1/2
Up-Stop Bracket
Rear Door Assembly Kit (Incl. Ref. #16)
Back Plate
Self Tapping Screw 10-24 x 5/8
Machine Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8
Hex Head Tapping Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
Rear Baffle
Hinge Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4
Side Baffle
Discharge Baffle
Rear Deflector
Handle Bracket Assembly (Left)
Handle Bracket Assembly (Right)
Locknut 5/16-I8
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Wheel Adjusting Bracket LR/RF
Spacer
Wheel Adjusting Bracket LFfRR
Selector Knob
Selector Spring
Axle Arm Assembly
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
62335
84921
752005
52160
85179
800090
85463
850998
48181
47
49
50
51
STD541437
STD533107
132354X479
851084
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
--
850263
851074
752233
850977
88614
751663
131847
134964
Belteville Washer
Shoulder Bolt
Wheel and Tire Assembly 7-1/2 x 1-1/2
Washer
Retainer Clip
Hubcap
Danger Decal
Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x !
Lawn Mower Housing (tnci. Key #18, 22, 24,
44, 5o)
Locknut 3/8-16
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 5/8
Front Baffle
Hex Head Machine Screw
3/8-24 x 1-3/8 (Grd. 8)
Helical Lockwasher 3/8
Washer
Blade 20"
Blade Adapter
Catcher Frame
Grass Bag
Engine - Craftsman Model No.143.424012
Owner's Manual
Available accessories
7_!1
33303
71 33722
7_!1
33623
71 33500
7_!1
33300
71 33417
71 33316
not included with lawn mower:
Clipping Deflector
Hi-Wheel Kit
Gas Can (2.5 gal.)
Fuel Stabilizer
SAE 30W Oil (20 oz.)
Dust Shield
Mower Cover
CRAFTSMAN 4=CYCLE ENGnNE
aODEL
NUMBER
143.424012
3OO
189
194
185
119
370C
215
_.....,..-,193
"310
41
43
204
48
223
2O7
/
182
185
241
"-388
245
25O
18
CRAFTSMAN 4=CYCLE ENGINE
REF
NO.
1
2
6
7
8
9
PART
NO.
34975
26727
33734
34214A
33735
30200
12A
12B
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
30
40
33886
34695
28277
30589
31383A
31335
650548
31361
326OO
34460A
34514
34515
34516
41
32538B
32548B
32549B
42
43
45
46
48
50
52
69
70
72
73
28986
28987
28988
2O381
30963B
32610A
27241
33148A
29914
35261
35868
30572
28833
75
8O
81
82
83
84
86
89
9O
92
93
100
101
103
26208
30574
30590A
30591
30588A
29193
650488
611004
611t12
650815
650816
34443A
610118
650814
110
119
t20
125
34961
29953C
34335
29313C
29315C
29314B
29315C
126
130
6021A
MODEL
NUiVIBER
lz13.424012
REF PART
NO, NO.
135 35395
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assy. (Incl. #2, 8, 9 & 20)
Pin, Dowel
Element, Breather
Breather Assembly (Includes
Reference #6, 8, 9,12A and 12B)
* Gasket, Breather
Screw Seres Hex Washer Head,
Self-Tapping #10-24 x 9/16
Tube, Breather
Elbow, Breather Tube
Washer, Flat
Rod, Governor (Includes ReL #14)
Lever, Governor
Clamp, Governor Lever
Screw, Hex Wash._ Hdo #8-32 x 5/16
Spring, Extension
Seal, Oil
Crankshaft Assembly
Piston, Pin & Ring Assembly, Std.
Piston, Pin & Ring Assy..010" over
Piston, Pin & Ring Assy..020" over
(_Assemblys Include #41, 42 and 43)
Piston & Pin Assembly, Standard
Piston & Pin Assembly .O10" over
Piston & Pin Assembly .020" over
(Assemblys Include Reference #43)
Ring Set, Piston, Standard
Ring Set, Piston .010" oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" oversize
Ring, Piston Pin Retaining
RodAssyo, Connecting (IncL #46)
Bolt, Connecting Red
Valve, Lifter
Camshaft, Compression Release
Pump Assembly, Oil
* Gasket Mounting Flange
Flange, Mount. (Inclo #72,73,75,80)
Plug, Oil Drain (Includes Refo #73)
* Gasket Oil Drain Plug (Not
Required With Plastic Oil Plug)
Seal, Oil
Shaft, Governor
Washer, Rat
Gear Assyo, Governor (IncL #81)
Spool, Governor
Ring, Retaining
Screw, Sems, Hex t/4-20 x 1-1/4
Key, Flywheel
Flywheel
Washer, Belleville
Nut Flywheel
Solid State Assemb y
Cover, Spark Plug
Screw, Seres, T-15, Torx, Hex
Washer Head #10-24 x i
Wire, Ground
* Gasket, Cylinder Head
Head, Cylinder
Valve, Exhaust, Standard Size
Valve, Exhaust, 1/32" oversize
Valve, intake, Standard Size
Valve, Intake, 1/32" oversize (All
Valves Include Reference #151)
Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
150
151
169
172
174
178
182
184
185
186
189
31672
31673
27234A
32755
650128
29752
6201
26756
31384A
34358
650839
190
t91
192
193
194
195
200
35831
35040B
34966
34965
32309
610973
35727
202
203
204
205
207
215
223
224
238
33802
31342
650549
650777
34336
32410
650451
34690A
650932
239
24t
245
250
260
262
34338
35797
35066
35065
35393
650831
275 27181B
277 650795
285 35000
287 650884
290 30705
292 26460
298 28763
300
301
305
306
307
309
34369A
35355
35577
34265
35499
650562
310 35578
313 34080
327 35392
370C 35167
380
632046A
390
590686
400
33238D
DESCRIPTION
Spark Plug, Resistor (Champion
RJ-19LM or Equivalent)
Spring, Valve
Cap, Lower Valve Spdng
* Gasket, Valve Spring Box
Cover, Valve Spring Box
Screw, Sems, Hex #10-24 x 1/2
Nut & Lock Washer t/4-28
Screw, Hex Head t/4-28 × 7/8
* Gasket, Carburetor
Pipe, Intake (Inctudes Ref,. #224)
Link, Governor Spring
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Powerlok 1/4_20 x 3/8
Lever, Brake
Bracket, S,E,. Brake (Includes #195)
Link, Control
Spring, Extension
Ring, Retaining
Terminal Assembly
Control Assembly, Speed (Includes
Reference Numbers 202 thru 205)
Spring, Compression
Spring, Compression
Screw, Fillister Head #5-40 x 7/'16
Screw, Fillister Head #6-32 x 21/32
Link, Throttle
Knob, Control
Screw, Seres, Hex Head 1/4-20 x 1
* Gasket, Intake Pipe
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Shoutder #10-32 x 49t64
* Gasket, Air Cleaner
Collar, Air Cleaner
Filter, Air Cleaner, Paper
Cover, Air Cleaner
Ho_.lsing, Blower
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Powedok Thread 1/4-20 x 1/2
Muffler (Includes Reference #277)
Screw, Hex Head 1/4-20 x 2-1/4
Hub, Starter
Screw, Hex Wash. Hd. #8_32 x 1/2
Line, Fuel
Clamp, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Shakeproof #10-32 x 19/32
Tank Assembly (Inclo #292 & 301)
Cap, Fuel
Tube, Oil Fill
Gasket, Fill Tube
"O" RinScrew, _ex Washer Head,
Shakeproof #10-32 x 1/2
Dipstick, Oil Fill
Spacer, Flywheel Key
Plug, Starter
Decal, Instruction
Carburetor (includes Ref, #'184)
Starter, Rewind
Gasket Set (Incl. items marked *)
.R,PM Settings: High Speed: 2900-3200, Low: 2450-2750
Indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set, Reference #400
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S° inches
! inch = 25.4 mm
19
CRAFTSMAN 4,=CYCLEENGINE
CARBURETOR
MODEL
NUMBER
1 .424012
NO. 632046A
2f
REF
NO. PART
NO.
_
'
16
_e/'tt___"L'3__"
_._
I_
631615
631767
5
6
4
7
631971
631616
631184
650506
25 6317O0
16632527
,'_
''_"
21
[ ' i
27
28
29
30
31
85
40
44
48
I
"%'/_/
631024
632019
631028
631021
631022
632047
631937A
631334
63t027
DESCRIPTION
Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly
Throttle Return Spdng
Dust Seal Washer, Throttle
Dust Seal, Throttle
Throttle Shutter
Throttle & Choke Shutter Screw
Fuel Fitting
Float Bowl
Shaft, Float
Float
"O"-Ring, Float Bowl to Body
Inlet Needle, Seat & C!ip (tncL #31)
Spring Clip
Primer Bulb!Retainer Ring
High Speed Bowl Nut
Bowl Nut Washer
Welch Plug, Atmospheric Vent
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.So inches
1 inch = 25°4 mm
REWIND STARTER NO. 590621
3
14
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
REF
-1
2
PART
590686
590599A
590600
4
3
5
6
7
8
10
1t
590601
590615
590598
590616
590617
59O618
590619
590620
59O687
12
13
590535
590452
Starter', Rewind
...........
Pin, Spring (Includes Reference #4)
Washer
Retainer
Washer
Spring, Brake
Dog, Starter
Spring, Dog
Pulley
Spring, Rewind
Cover, Spring
Housing Assembly, Starter, 40°
Grommet
Rope, Starter (98" long, 9/64" diao)
Handle, Starter'
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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CORRECTION
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2.
Dirty air ftlter r
Out of fuel
3.
4.
Stale fuel,
Water In fuel
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2,
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Clean/replace air filter°
Ftli fuel tank,
Drain tank and refill with fresh clean fuel.
Drain fuel tank and carburetorand refill tank with fresh
5.
6.
7.
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9.
Spark plug wire is disconnected.
Bad spark plug.
Loose blade or broken blade adapter.
Control bar tn released position
Control bar defective
5.
6,
7,
8.
9,
gasoline
Connect wire to plug
Replace spark plug,
Tighten blade bolt or replace blade adapter.
Depress control bar to handte_
Replace control bar
Rear of lawn mower houslng/btade dragging
in heavy grass
Cutting too much grass,
Dirty air filter
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Too much eli tn engine.
Walktng speedtoo fast.
1
Set In "Higher Cut" positlon.
2.
3,
4.
5
Set In "Higher Cut" position.
Cleenfreplace air filter,
Clean underside of mower houstng
Check otl level
6.
Cut at slower wa_klng speed.
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Loss of power
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3.
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Worn, bent or loose blade
Whee_helghtsuneven
Low englne speed,
Buildup of graSS, leaves, and trash under mower.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Replace blade, Tighten blade best
Set all wheels at same height.
Set engine speed control in HIGH poslt_on,
Clean underside of mower housing
Excessive vibration
1
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent engine crankshaft.,
1
2.
Repfece blade, Tighten btade boil
Contact Sears Service Department
Starter rope hard to pull
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Engine fiywhee_ brake is on when control bar fs
released
1,
2,
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Bent engtne crankshaft
Blade adapter broken_
B_ade dragglngtn grass,,
2.
3,
4,
Depresscontrol bar to upper handle before
pulling starter rope_
ContactSears Service Department
Replace blade adapter.
Move lawn mowerto cutgrass or to hard surface
to startengine.
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2
Cutting height too low.
Uft on blade worn off,
3,
4_
Catcher not venting air.
Low engine speed
1,
2
3.
4,
1.
2
Grass Is too high or wheel height ts too low.
Rear of lawn mower housingtblede dragging
in grass,
Grass catcher too fullHandle height position not dght for you
I, Raise cutting height.
2. Raise rear of lawn mower housing one (1)
setting higher.
3, Empty grass catcher.
4. Adjust handle height to suit.
Poor cut - uneven
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Grass catcher not filling
(if so equipped)
Hard to push
3.
4,
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Raise cutting height.
Replace blade,,
Ctean grass catcher.
Sat engine speed control tn HIGH position.
SERVICE NOTES
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SERVICE NOTES
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®
3,5 HORSEPOWER
2G" REAR DISCHARGE
2 in ONE MulchedBagger
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Each Lawn Mower has its own model number,
engine has its own model number:,
MODEL NO.
917.38328G
Each
The model number for your lawn mower will be found on
a decal attached to the rear of the lawn mower housing.
The model number for the engine will be found on the
Blower Housing of the engine adjacent to the spark plug=
All parts listed here in may be ordered through Sears,
Roebuck and Co,, Service Centers and most Retail
Stores°
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
=PRODUCT - "ROTARY LAWN MOWER"
° MODEL NUMBER _ 917.383280
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
• ENGINE - CRAFTSMAN
MODEL NO, 143.424012
o PART NUMBER
o PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sea_ merchandise has added value when you
consider that Sears has service units nationwide
staffed with Sears trained technicians._professional
t.echnici.ans specifically trained on Sears products
having the parts, tools and the equipment to insure that
we meet our pledge to you, we service what we sell.
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