Craftsman 917.273646 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual CRIIFTSMHN° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.273646 differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty................................................ 2 Safety Rules..........................................3 ProductSpecifications...........................6 AssemblyPre-Operation........................8 Operation............................................. 11 Maintenance .......................................18 MaintenanceSchedule........................18 Serviceand Adjustments.....................22 Storage................................................ 29 Troubleshooting...................................30 Repair Parts.........................................34 Sears Service........................Back Cover LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual, Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Sears will also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). For your convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warranty appliesonly while this product is within the United States. This Warrantydoes not cover: • Expendableitems which become worn during normal use, includingbut not limited to blades,spark plugs, air cleaners,belts, and oil filters. • StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails, thorns, stumps,or glass. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator abuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper grade and amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris, or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual. • Engine(fuel system) cleaningor repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate. • Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement. • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes. LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe battery will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip chargewill apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States. This warrantygives you specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which vary,from stateto state. Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwing objects.Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould result in serious injury or death. _WARNING: In order to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting, adjustingor making repairs, always disconnectspark plug wire and place wire where it cannotcontact spark _iug" WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor. _WARNING: Towonly the attachments that are recommendedby and complywith specificationsof the manufacturerof your tractor.Use commonsensewhen towing. Operateonly at the lowest possiblespeed when on a slope. Too heavyof a load, while on a slope,is dangerous.Tires can losetractionwith the ground and cause • 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. _I, uWA to lose control of your tractor. RNING: 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 defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and • 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 debris which can cause build- lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive Wash hands after handling. I. GENERAL harm. OPERATION • Read, understand, tions in the manual and follow all instrucand on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before • 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 storage. II. SLOPE passengers. OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. 3 DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rooks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • 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, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not traction • Do not putting • Do not slopes. mow on wet grass. Reduced could cause sliding. try to stabilize the machine by your foot on the ground. use grass catcher on steep 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. • 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. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.Stop machineif anyone enters the area. • Nevercarry passengersor children evenwith the bladesoff. • Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and behind beforeandwhile backing. • Nevercarry children.They may fall off and be seriously injuredor interferewith safe machineoperation. • Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea and under the watchfulcare of another responsibleadult. • Be alert and turn machineoff if children enter the area. • Before andwhen backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across. • Removeobstacles such as rocks,tree limbs,etc. • Watchfor holes, ruts, or bumps.Uneven terrain could overturnthe machine.Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slowspeed.Choose a low gear so that you will not haveto stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoidstarting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengagethe blades and proceedslowly straightdown the slope. • If machinestops while going uphill, disengageblades, shift into reverseand backdown slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. 5 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California Gasoline Capacity and Type: 4.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular Oil Type API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30(Below 32°F Oil Capacity: W/Filter: 3.5 Pints W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints Spark Plug: GAP: .030") Champion Ground (MPH): Speed RC12YC Forward: Reverse: 5.5 2.4 Front: Rear: Charging System: 9 Amps Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: 27-35 14 PSI 10 PSI @ 3600RPM 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs. 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. 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". CUSTOMER is re- REPAIR PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Tire Pressure: Blade Bolt Torque: the above quired 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). 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. AI_,WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® ) Mower Leveling Level (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use ) Keys Bubble Wrench Slope Sheet (2) Keys 7 Video Cassette Your new tractor you begin. has been assembled at the factory. When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, ating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK UP YOUR TRACTOR 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). TO ROLL 3. 4. 5. SEAT Raise seat and loosen adjustment knob. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TRACTOR Operation function 1. 2. 4. 5. 2. you are in the oper- NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 3. 1. before Adjustment Knob ' Label ADJUST it means when cassette CARTON TO SET CHECK the video FROM 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOW Review section of OFF for SKID location (See and controls) Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. po- Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). Roll tractor forward off skid. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _WARNING: Before starting, read, understand 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 and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operatingposition, depress clutch/brakepedal andset the parking brake. 5. Placemotion controlleverin neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plungerand raise attachmentlift leverto its highest position. 7. Start the engine.After engine has started, movethrottle controlto idle position. 8. Releaseparking brake. 9. Slowly movethe motioncontrol lever forwardand slowly drive tractoroff skid. 10.Apply braketo stop tractor,set parking brake and place motioncontrollever in neutralposition. 11.Turnignition keyto "STOP"position. Continuewith the instructionsthat follow. REPOSITION WHEEL RIGHT REAR Deflector Shield Plate Latch Hooks TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING 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. GAUGE CHECKTIRE For shipping purposes, the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside down on the mower. Remove the gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels, see the Operation section in this manual. PRESSURE 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 INSTALL MULCHER (If previously 1. 2. 3. 4. removed) shield upright position. Place front of mulcher plate of mower deck opening and place, as shown. Hook front latch into hole on mower deck. Hook rear latch into hole on mower deck. of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. PLATE Raise and hold deflector section in CHECK over front slide into BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. front of back of _CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. 9 V'CHECKLIST Before you operate 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 charged. (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). v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. v" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: v" Engine oil is at proper level. v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. v" Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. v" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation this manual). section of 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW G or in literature supplied with the product, 0#-,0 I\1 CHOKE SLOW FAST IGNITION G ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ®@@@@ ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED & & & FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious and/or property damage. DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY injury KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 11 KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ignition Switch Hourmeter Light Switch Position Attachment Clutch Switch Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger Throttle/Choke Control Attachment Lift Lever Clutch/Brake Pedal o Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards American National Standards Institute. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROLUsed raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for for starting and controlling engine speed. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation. declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting stopping the engine. of the and 12 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE 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 all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Push in to 'Disengage" Control IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go 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 opping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE TO MOVE nition Key "Disengaged" Motion Control Lever Position Parking Brake "Engaged" Position 2. 3. BACKWARD MOWER lever to CUTTING HEIGHT 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 rela- • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. - • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". AND neutral (N) position. Release parking brake. Slowly move motion control desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER BLADES - DRIVE FORWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in STOPPING GROUND 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. Attachment Clutch Switch Pull out to "Engage" "Brake" Position Clutch/Brake Pedal I I I I I to • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. tively high; the second • Never use choke to stop engine. 13 to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To "Engage" 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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Attachemnt Lift Lever High ,_ Position ,v _'\:, Low Position Shield _ eflector % TO OPERATE ON HILLS _WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • 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 motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. Retainer Spring Clevis Pin TO OPERATE / MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES - TO TRANSPORT When pushing or sure to disengage freewheel control Freewheel control drawbar of tractor. towing your tractor, be transmission by placing in freewheeling position. is located at the rear 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, above procedure. disengage attachment clutch control. _I, CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. 14 at more than reverse Transmission Transmission Engaged All, CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. 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. Disengaged 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 MENTS CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- 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 CHECK STARTING ENGINE THE TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. 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, move throttle control to fast position, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry. 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 the 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 to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. 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. 15 WARM above) WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and 1. 7. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • 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. 2. 3. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) 7. When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the 4. TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used dur- engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation. ing the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. 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.) PURGE engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- TRANSMISSION _iCAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 16 MOWING MULCHING TIPS 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, the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight. • 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 grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • Mower should be properly 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 already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. 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. ( _, MOWING Max 1/3 i1( ,J 00272 • 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 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. • 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 (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. 17 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE Check Brake Check Tire Pressure R Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level and Terminals T R Mower Clean Battery Transaxle Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen Muffler/Spark Replace i/,,2 oil filter) ,/ Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Plug Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL i/ Oil Level Change Clean v' Engine N E Blades Cooling E Inspect v" Chart Check Change DATES Operation under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil, 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. conditions. RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION 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. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHART dP Spindle -Zerk ;n _r Spindle Zerk _Front Wheel Bearing Zerk ........ ; _Front Wheel ,L._Bean ng Zerk @Engine ,. ,, • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. t ,,! , A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. (_ General @ REFER BEFORE EACH USE "--, i ! ', Purpose Grease TO Maintenance o1964', "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, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 18 TRACTOR 5. Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. per- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES Trailing Edge • 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. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM BLADE Center Hole \Star Lock Washer j_ _ TO SHARPEN Blade Bolt 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 operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement 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 sharp. Replace Blade Mandrel Assembly mower blades must be kept bent or damaged blades. Blade 5/8" Bolt or Pin REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. Center Hole 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. 19 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. TO CLEAN BATTERY NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased oil consumption 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 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. 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 BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE TO CHANGE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. Closed and Locked Position Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear Yellow Cap Tube 3. 4. 5. after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. 6. ENGINE LUBRICATION 7. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. F -20 c -s0 0 -2; TEMPERATURE 30 -1; 32 8. GRADES 40 ; RANGE ANTICIPATED 60 1; 80 do 100 10 4; BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE o]1 visc cha_, OIL Oil Drain Valve • SAE VISCOSITY ENGINE Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • 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. S On /-..u Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 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. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE OIL FILTER CLEAN Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Replace 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. Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine. 2. Remove cover. 3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre-cleaner from base. 4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge firmly in base. 6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover. 7. Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close. 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 cartridge. ENGINE COOLING Debris may ing system. clean area and engine SYSTEM clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and shown to prevent overheating damage. Clean out chaff and debris Air Screen MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) 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 Cover ge 4. and clamps Immediately line. Clamp__clamp Fuel Filter Base Slots 21 are properly positioned. wipe up any spilled gaso- CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. • 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. i& ARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, TO REMOVE 3. 4. 5. ANY SER- 6. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 7. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER MOWER will be easier right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment 2. PERFORMING Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR Mower BEFORE to remove from the clutch switch in "DIS- ENGAGED" position. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off electric clutch pulley. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 1. 2. 3. 4. Suspension Arms Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Retainer Spring 22 5. 6. 7. • 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. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 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 Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT BUBBLE LEVEL NOTE: surface If necessary, below tractor WITH check side-to-side for levelness with a Suspension Arm long board and the bubble level. • Using the lift lever, place mower in position where no part of the mower, including gauge wheels, is touching the ground. • From left side of tractor, find the level decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated. • Mower is level side-to-side when bubble is between the two lines in the bubble level. • If adjustment is necessary, under left hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate direction to bring bubble between the lines in the bubble level. • Remove bubble level from mower and store in a safe place. Bubble Between Lines Lift Link ustment Nut FRONT-TO-BACK Bubble Level Level Decal Brake//_\ Pedal Left Hand /_ootrest Lift Link astment Yellow Cap Nut ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT METHOD • 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. 23 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 of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • 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. The two front links must remain equal in length. • 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. TO CHECK Mandrel "D .... AND ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. D" BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH TO CHECK 1. 2. BRAKE Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. Front Links TO ADJUST TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE DRIVE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION and 5. - 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel Pulley BRAKE engaged" position. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking brake "Engaged" Idler Pulleys Arm Mandrel Pulley Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 24 TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BELT REMOVAL The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. 4. 5. 6. 7. 3. 4. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. 5. to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral - position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. control lever in that posiengine off. motion control lever in the adjustment bolt. control lever to the neu- tral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION Hold motion tion and turn While holding place, loosen Move motion 3. 4. 5. engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. Reconnect clutch harness. to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. Start engine and test. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Neutral Lock Gate Motion Control Lever Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). ..... Electric --._.. Clutch Clutching-Idler Clutch "Locator _j_," __'_i_ \_ I Stationary_ I _::_l [ Idler _ _/-[ Center Span ....... \ Keeper TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT the Operation Clutch Wire _r_ _ Bolt REMOVAL/ Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in Transmission _ Input Pulley Adjustment @ Harness 25 section of this manual. TO ADJUST ALIGNMENT STEERING WHEEL TO ATTACH JUMPER 1. Connect one end of the RED cable If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER 2. to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable The front wheel 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK toe-in and camber are not TO REMOVE a Sears WHEEL or other qualified FOR TO REMOVE ORDER - REPAIRS 1. 2. Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have 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, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents BLACK cable first from chassis and 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _WARNING: 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 Axle 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 doors. 9. Close hood. i WITH 1. REPLACING Retaining Ring ENGINE REVERSE 02614 Washers TO START BATTERY CABLES, Weak or Dead Battery tire dry rot and corrosion. Cove r --......_, Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) - cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact service center. CABLES A WEAK A(_,WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 26 Keps Nut Hex Bolt 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 non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. Positive (Red) Cable Terminal Guard Negative (Black) Cable '_:' TO ADJUST 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 AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE cause running, HOOD AND or wiring section. GRILL CONTROL 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 from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. 2. Check that holes"A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY THROTTLE CABLE Governor Control Lever Governor /Control Plate AS- 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. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. Holes "A" "\ Headlight Wire Connector 27 % Clam/p"_ [email protected]_ Throttle _o-_ew - Cable TO ADJUST CARBURETOR FINAL NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. 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 idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. 1. 2. 3. SETTING properly Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counter- ACCELERATION TEST - 4. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve 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. - 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted - clockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING (see above). Throttle Idle Mixture Valve / With Limiter 28 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. 41:_WARNING: 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. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor storage. When mower period of time, clean it all dirt, grease, leaves, clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor in the Maintenance 2. 3. 4. 5. for winter is to be stored for a thoroughly, remove etc. Store in a 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 car- (See "CLEANING" section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 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. 2. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in 3. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). 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. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois- • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE FUEL Remove spark plug(s). Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while SYSTEM engine 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 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. 2. 3. Hard to start CORRECTION Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. ENGINE" Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes 4. 5. 6. 7. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. 9. in before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 10. 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. Clean/replace air filter. 2. Replace spark plug. 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuel filter. 5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other 6. 7. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See "TO START 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. 6. 7. 8. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Engine clicks but will not start 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Recharge or replace battery. 2. Clean battery terminals. 3. Check all wiring. 4. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Loss of power 1. Cutting fast. 1. too much grass/too 2. 3. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. 5. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. 30 Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power (continued) CAUSE CORRECTION 5. 6. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. 10. Spark 11. 12. 13. 14. plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Engine valves adjustment. Excessive vibration service center. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 2. 3. Loose/damaged qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . part(s). Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Contact a Sears or other Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. 2. Mower 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 2. 3. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower 4. housing. Contact a Sears or other 5. qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to 4. 5. Mower blades will not rotate qualified 1. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 15. out of Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other deck not level. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. Obstruction mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged belt. 3. 4. Frozen Frozen open vent holes. in clutch mower idler pulley. blade mandrel. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other . drive qualified 31 service belt. center. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION 1. 1. Engine speed too slow. Mower 5. Low/uneven 6. Worn, 7. 8. Buildup of grass, leaves trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades deck not level. tire air pressure. bent or loose blade. improperly 10. Improper blades control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Place throttle and installed. used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower 8. 9. housing. Replace Reinstall down. mower drive belt. blades sharp edge 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. Switch is "OFF". 2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. 3. Faulty light switch. 4. Loose or damaged wiring. 5. Blown fuse. 1. Turn switch "ON". 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. 3. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 1. 2. 3. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. Replace regulator. 4. Replace Freewheel 1. Place freewheel 2. "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. 4. Loss of drive 1. 2. 3. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stoppinc engine. 32 . alternator. Move throttle control in control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID I RED I RED FUSE AMMETER STARTER (OPTIONAL) BLACK I J RED BLACK ELECTRIC CLUTCH I I i CLUTCH/BRAKE (PEDAL UP) I RED DIODE SEAT D (NOT PTO (DISENGAGED) SWITCH OCCUPIED) BLACK I I F I • GROUNDING CONNECTOR BLUE BLACK 9 A • IIW SPARK _F_ PLUGS GAP • J oN_ (_PLuGsON TWIN i CHARGING FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID SYSTEM 3600 OUTPUT CYL. 28 VOLTS RPM / AC (REGULATOR " ENGINES) @ 3600 RPM DISCONNECTED) REGU'ATOR RED / I ALTERNATOR I D REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS PTO _ SWITCH _ OFF ON C + G, B + H 3+F,B+E,A+D I I _ _ L_ HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS IGNITION POSITION OFF SWITCH CIRCUIT M+G+A1 "MAKE" NONE ON + LIGHT_ B+A1 L+A2 ON B+A1 NONE B+S+A1 NONE START 02781 GFC WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 33 DA / / 7 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 ELECTRICAL I I I I I f I 40 26 \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ \ / \ \ \ \7 / / // / i \- i t \ \ i i \/ I I i I 46 29 "12 34 I i TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 175688 4152J 8860R 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 188031 71110408 Harness, Light Light Bulb Cable, Starter Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key, Molded Harness, Ignition Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 42 43 45 46 131563 178861 122822X 169635 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Hourmeter 50 55 79 89 174652 17490508 175242 169639 Switch, PTO ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Socket Asm bulb Twistlock Bracket Snap-In NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,273646 217 278 54 / 54 158 _. 209 209 209 209 6O 60 37 -145 >209 209 14 74 f 209 206 chassis-stealth,stlt 38 21 209 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917,273646 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 9 10 11 13 14 17 20 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 54 58 174619 176554 161566X428 72140608 167203 188702X010 17490608 175260X615 162026 STD541437 174515X615 161840 188572X615 139976 17490508 175710 161464 175351 Chassis Drawbar Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Panel, Dash, RH ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Plate Battery Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc Grille Lens, Bar Fender!Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 Duct Hood 59 60 64 74 90 142 187495 STD533707 174997 STD541437 124346X 175702 Bushing 1.375 OD Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc Plate Reinforcement 143 144 145 154 155 158 159 161 206 209 217 278 186689 175582 156524 161897 161900 162037 179950X428 164655 170165 17000612 179132X428 191611 Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Console Fuel Window Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 GROUND DRIVE 32 /34 30 36 52 32 3O 55 16 \@ 84 16 200 77 263 73 1 ./ 26 38 TRACTOR GROUND KEY NO. 1 -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 DRIVE PART NO. --- DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 62 63 65 66 69 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 123533X 174607 10040700 154778 142432 169183 169182 137057 121749X 12000001 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 165866 180505 76020416 10040400 74490544 73800500 126197X 19 20 73800600 173937 21 130564 Transaxle, HydroGear, Model Number 314-0510 (See Break down) Rod Shift Fend. Clutch Electric Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Washer Lock Hvy 1/4 Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5116-18 unc Washer 1-1t20D x 15t32 ID x .250 Nut Lock HexW/Wsh 3/8-16 unc Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Thr. Knob 22 23 169498 190736 Rod, Brake Bracket Anti-Rotation 84 89 24 25 26 27 73350600 106888X 19131316 76020412 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. 95 96 112 120 169594 188309X428 170201 4497H 19091210 73900600 28 29 30 32 175765 124236X 169592 74760512 Rod, Parking Brake Knob Brake Parking Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 144 150 151 156 19111016 175456 19133210 166002 33 34 35 36 72140506 175578 120183X 19211616 bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer 158 159 161 162 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 37 38 39 41 47 48 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 uric x 2-314 Gr. 5 Keeper, Belt Idler Flat Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl 163 165 166 168 169 197 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 169613 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 123205X 72110612 73680600 73680500 105710X 105709X 17060620 140294 169691 17120614 Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut Crownlock Nut, Crownlock Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Screw 3/8-16 x V-Belt, Ground Keeper, Center Screw 3/8-16 x 198 199 200 202 254 263 169593 169612 72140508 72110614 17000616 17000612 unc x 3/4 unc x 3/4 3/8-16 unc 5/16-18 unc Clutch 1-1/4 Drive Span .875 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 DESCRIPTION Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Washer Keeper Belt Engine Screw Hew Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc Strap Torque LH Strap Torque RH Spacer, Axle Washer 25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25t32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Shaft Assy. Cross Taper Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle Console, Shift Rod Bypass Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc Washer 11132 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uric x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastener Cross Shf. Nyliner Snap-in 5t8 ID Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5116-18 unc x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Screw 318-16 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 J 68 J 29 67 67 46 13 \ 65 43 40 33 34 / I / / / / / / 4,_f <- / \14395 8 11 15 35 steering 40 stealth prem 3 STEERING TRACTOR ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 186094X428 184706 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 17000612 171888 19111216 10040500 73540500 155105 152927 186095X428 19183812 73540600 Wheel Steering Axle Asm Spindle Asm LH Spindle Asm RH Bearing Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring Klip #t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm. Steering Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Rod Tie Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 5/16 Crownlock Nut 5/16-24 unf Bushing Strg Screw Insert Cap Strg Wh Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 12 Ga. Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 41 42 43 186737 163888X428 121749X Adaptor Wheel Boot Steering Washer25/32 46 65 67 68 71 73 82 87 88 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 160135X428 169835 173966 175118 Cap Spindle Spacer Brace Axle Bolt, Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm. Extension Steering Stealth Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc 91 95 175553 188967 Clip Steering Washer Harden Strg 1 1/4x16Ga. .793 x 1.637 x .060 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646 ENGINE 3 2 72 1 81 13 4 38 14 33 112 33 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 23 I engine-bs lcyl KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 176636X505 171875 4 13 14 23 29 31 32 33 37 137352 165291 148456 169837 137180 179022 179124X428 123487X 8543R DESCRIPTION Control Throttle/Choke Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Engine, Briggs Model 31P7770348-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone Muffler Gasket Tube Drain oil Shield Heat Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm) Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose Black Line Fuel 51 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 38 41 45 72 78 181654 139277 17000612 183906 17060620 Plug Drain Oil Easy Stem Tank Fuel Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 81 112 73510400 3645J Nut Keps Hex 114-20 uric Bushing NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 x 3/4 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 I i 22 I i I i I 21 i I i I \ \ \\\ 17 seat It,knob 12 14 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 180598 180166 STD523710 19131610 Seat Bracket Pivot Seat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13t32 x 1 x 10 Ga 5 6 145006 STD541437 Clip Push-In Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 7 8 9 10 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat KEY NO. 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 11 12 166369 121246X Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm unc 43 PART NO. 121248X 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X DESCRIPTION Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 114-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split 28x .88 Zinc Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3t16 x 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646 DECALS 11 16 7 9 3 13 21 21 4 11 10 2O 6 15 14 26 KEY NO. PART NO. KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 187407 138047 186242 186243 186572 146046 164096 179128 192830 156439 189088 172331 133644 Reflector, LH Decal Battery, Diehard, Sears Decal Hood RH Decal Hood LH Decal Fender Craftsman Decal V-Belt, Drive Schematic Decal Dash Decal Deck, Caution Decal Replacement Hood Decal Fender, Danger Decal Panel, Dash Decal Mower, Heavy-Duty Decal Replacement Parts 14 15 16 18 20 21 23 26 - - - - - - 160396 187408 164065 156811 149516 186331 189020 181470 184310X428 184311X428 166960 192853 192854 Decal, V-Belt, Schematic Decal, Reflector, RH Decal, Steering Wheel Decal, Fender Opr. Decal, Battery Decal, Hood, Side Panel Decal, Engine Decal, Deck level Pad, Footrest, STILT, LH Pad, Footrest, ST/LT, RH Decal By-Pass Manual, Owner's, English Manual, Owner's, Spanish WHEELS KEY PART NO. NO. &TIRES 5,8 4,10 7 11 \ wheel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 -- 106108X624 122082X 7152J 104757X428 144334 DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service item Only) Rim Asm 6"front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8"rear Service Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 1 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646 LIFT ASSEMBLY / ! 38 40 3 \ 6 5 4 12 13 19 13 19 lift-rh.lpiece KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 15 16 17 179504 159476 188822 12000002 19211621 120183X 175830 139865 139866 4939M 173288 73350800 175689 DESCRIPTION Plunger Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Link, Lift, L.H. Link, Lift, R.H. Retainer Spring Link Front Sus. Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 unc Trunnion 24 KEY NO. PART NO. 18 73800800 Nut Lock wiWsh 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 Arm Asm. Suspension Retainer Spring Bearing Pivot Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 36 37 38 40 41 155097 123935X 17060516 19112410 155098 Pointer Height Indicator Plug Hole Screw 5/16-18 x 1 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Indicator Height Stlt DESCRIPTION 1/2-13 unc Mower NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Front Susp. 45 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273646 MOWER DECK 144 ,:_..... 4s 55 140 - 117 21 34 2 _ 23 24 , 138 <, 6 27 29 18 149 5 6 19F 21 42 46 D,elec.t-path.adjwl.stlt 3 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 182032 STD533107 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 92 94 95 101 102 103 104 105 106 113 116 117 118 119 129 130 131 132 134 135 STD541437 132264 180533 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 17060512 4898H 165746 73930600 19121414 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 17000612 156941 159765 Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Roller Nose Bracket Roller Nose RH 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 Mower Housing Bolt Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharge) Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Incl. Key Number 6) Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Ball, Mandrel Stripper, Mower Deck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 518 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 11 134149 -- 139775 - - 138971 13 137645 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 136 138 155986 159763 139 159767 140 159768 143 144 145 157109 158634 165888 Bar Adj. Gauge Wheel Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge Rear RH Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge Front RH Bracket Asm. Wheel Gauge Front LH Bracket Arm idler 42" 29 30 31 32 33 34 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 STD533717 Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt 146 148 149 150 159 182 171977 169022 165898 19091210 STD533717 179126 36 37 131494 19131316 Pulley, Idler, Fiat Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. 183 184 163552 19131410 Retainer Spring Washer 3/8 40 44 45 46 54 55 56 59 61 68 91 73900600 140088 STD624003 137729 178515 155046 165723 172442 174882 174883 180532 Nut, Lock 3/8-16 unc Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, Tuv Idler Spring Ext Elect Clutch V-Belt Bracket Roller Nose LH - - 130794 - - 181542 Mandrel Assembly (includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately mulch cover, gauge wheels and nose roller components key nos. 101 - 106, 5, 116- 119, 134, 136 and 91,94, 95, 132, 182, 183). DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Cover Mulching 42" Black Screw Truss Hd Phil 10-24 Washer #10 Washer Lock unc x 518 Latch Asm Bagger Nut Weld Screw 5/16-18 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Crownlock 318-1 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 1 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Head Rivet Bracket Asm. Wheel Rear LH Gauge Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carraige Idler Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Rod Roller unc x 1-3/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 "7" ..< 122- } 426 119. 0 Q rll 120_128 _g --I _85 \ _',-I z_ xr- 12 56-. I mO 55\ , _ ! ! 109 o_ _0 m r-_ 4_ (3O / 81 \83 77 79 73 19 1'7 Z C m r- _z WC m_ _m _57 2\ 900 6_ _127 12 32 ",4 35 64 93 1 27 \ 48 59 60 63 58 4 125 107 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 HYDRO GEARTRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z 59 60 61 62 63 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X 12mm 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 189386 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 16 170362 Hex Flange 24X0.75 5t16- 72 73 170418 142884 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 31 170371 Sleeve .625 81 82 170423 170424 32 170389 33 142991 SleeveBearing(Outboard) .75xl .750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d Thk 83 84 85 161162 170425 170426 34 35 170390 170391 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 170392 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 86 87 88 90 93 107 108 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 170433 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170202 170403 170404 Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 518 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk 109 111 112 113 116 119 120 121 170434 170435 170436 170437 170438 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 170443 170444 125 170445 53 54 55 56 57 58 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke 126 127 900 170446 170447 166768 Head Screw Bearing .75 X 1.575 X X .13 DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 WlPatch, SpecialFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5116-24Unjf(Nylon insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316x 1.50x. 1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5132 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft •71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon insert) Washer, Bellevilie Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Transaxle Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 43 7 884?11_ 584_ 9_ 159 12641_ 146 _1 128_ I 24 _ 22 741 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 41 8680 943 0 12 617 0 8420 524 I I 1019 LABEL KIT 1330 REPAIR MANUAL II 20 I 1058 MANUAL [ OWNER'S 1329 REPLACEMENT I I 1036] EMISSION ENGINE LABEL I _ _ 89 48 SHORT BLOCK 7506 305A _ 388_>_ 643 74 1070 729 801 697 _ 1008 _ 1040 3o8_ 803_ 828_ 10441 _ 310 1 783®J 501 802 @ 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 697174 399265 391086 Cylinder Assembly Kit-Bushing/Seal (MagnetoSide) Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 108 108A 117 690464 692344 694352 Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic) Jet-Main (Standard) 4 5 7 9 11 12 697188 698147 699168 697109 697113 697110 Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Gasket-Breather Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase 118 121 125 127 130 131 697228 697241 698445 695005 691750 494379 13 15 16 690360 690946 697127 133 137 141 494381 281165 495097 20 22 23 24 25 690947 692125 693556 222698 699052 141A 495931 142 146 697140 691639 699051 697559 698469 697099 Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston 186 187 187A 188 192 202 698174 697098 698417 691693 691986 691841 29 697126 697263 Rod-Connecting Rod-Connecting 209 216 692208 691840 Spring-Governor Link-Choke 32 33 34 692852 695760 695761 Undersize) Screw (Connecting Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake 222 227 232 238 694042 691374 691842 691843 Bracket-Control Lever-Governor 35 36 37 691279 691279 697352 Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel 240 265 267 691035 691024 695134 42 43 45 46 48 50 691752 691968 690564 698492 697762 690193 Keeper-Valve Slinger-Governor/Oil Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block Manifold-Intake 276 304 305 305A 306 307 692255 699829 697102 697103 697107 691003 51 53 54 692137 690227 691148 "O:1:+ Gasket-Intake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (intake Manifold) 309 310 311 693551 690323 497608 73 74 78 89 93 94 697133 697897 691003 690283 690602 498030 333 334 337 356 358 363 492341 691061 691043 697089 697191 19203 Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Wire-Stop Gasket Set-Engine 95 98 104 105 691636 495800 690525 231855 O O Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle O included included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 106 691780 O Seat-Inlet included 977 included in Carburetor • °+ • • Screw (Cylinder Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft • 699054 26 27 28 O Head Head) Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase CoverSump) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screw (Flywheel Plug-Oil Bushing-Throttle Kit-Idle Mixture (Standard) (.020" Rod) Screen) Guard) Shaft _ + O Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor O$ Gasket-Float O Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic) Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Connector-Hose Line-Fuel Line-Fuel Screw (Control Adjuster-Rocker Link-Mechanical Bracket) Arm Governor Control Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing O$ Clamp) Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Bolt (Starter Brush Set Flywheel in Valve NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 Bowl Motor) Puller Gasket Gasket dimensions Set, Key. No. Set, Key. No. 1095 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022 868 _;_ @ 35 1022 6170 830 914 267 _ 334_ 1091 385<%9 6o1_ I 276(d_ 121 CARBURETOR 1127_ 918 977 CARBURETOR GASKET 04 _ OVERHAUL 634A_ KIT 987_ 105 [_137_ 276_ _1 SET 93_.) 1 137 <>_/_._ 1266A <__> 276 _ 1060 _ 6_4_1266\j I 117_ 6170 95 _ 52 142_ 1266A <: > TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273646 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 383 385 385A 387 89838 694476 690297 697090 Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Screw (Fuel Pump) Pump-Fuel 868 914 918 943 690968 690960 697091 690589 404 431 691691 697122 Washer (Governer Elbow-Intake 947 965 694393 499613 445 462 474 697153 691261 696459 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator 967 968 975 697015 699848 495933 501 503 505 510 691188 691532 691251 693699 Regulator Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Drive-Starter 977 987 1005 1017 690192 691326 699043 690770 513 692024 Clutch-Drive 1019 697143 523 524 525 526 544 697086 691032 697085 697088 692034 Dipstick Seal-Dipstick Tube Tube-Dipstick Screw (Regulator) Starter-Armature 1022 1023 1024 1026 -- 272475 692492 499054 692003 692011 552 562 579 584 601 614 616 697144 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 692012 Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor 1027 1029 1034 1035 1036 1040 1044 696854 691751 690822 693784 695700 699852 698139 617 692138 O • SeaI-O 1051 691265 634 690801 O 634A 690802 O 635 643 691909 698401 SpringlSeal Choke) SpringlSeal Matic) Boot-Spark Retainer-Air 1058 1059 1070 1090 1091 1095 275038 698516 690372 691293 691333 690190 654 684 690958 697157 Nut (Carburetor) Screw (Breather 1119 1127 691183 691657 691 692407 Cover) Seal-Governor 1263 1264 697124 697104 697 718 729 729A 690372 690959 691224 694123 Screw (Drive Pin-Locating Clip-Wire Clip-Wire 1266 1266A 1267 1270 691917 697123 697424 697156 741 750 757 758 759 783 697128 691033 697607 697134 697392 693713 Gear-Timing Screw (Oil Pump Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion 1329 1330 31Q777-0036 272147 O Included Included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 789 797 801 698329 693167 691283 Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Included 977 in Carburetor Included in Valve 802 803 830 842 847 851 691286 693757 691095 691031 697087 692424 Cap-End Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly Terminal-Spark Plug • • • Crank) Control Ring (Intake Lever) Manifold) Assembly (Manual Assembly (Choke A Plug Filter Passage Shaft Cap) Cover) + DESCRIPTION •+ Seal-Valve Screw (Rocker Line-Vacuum • Cover) SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel O Cover-Oil Pump Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel •+ Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm Pump-Oil Rod-Push Rod-Push Filter-Oil (Intake) (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Plate-Trim Screw (Flywheel) Ring-Retaining Owner's Manual Kit-Screw/Washer Screw (Flywheel Retainer-Brush Fan) Cap-Limiter Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Screw (Float Bowl) Reed-Breather •0 O Screw (Breather Reed) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Replacement Engine Repair Manual Gasket Gasket Set, Key. No. Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 54 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I,Fold thispage along dotted lineindicatedabove. 2, Hold page before you so that its _eft edge is vertically para[te[ to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl. 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