Owner's Manual CRI FTSMIIN° 17.5 HE 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.273374 [_ differently built engines. Before operates you start the This productfrom haspreviously a mowemission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. For answers to your questions about Read and follow all Safety Rules and instructions before this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am o 5 pm, Men o Sat 1_800-659°5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Maintenance.........................................17 Service andAdjustments......................21 Storage................................................. 27 Troubleshooting....................................28 Repair Parts.......................................... 32 Sears Service.........................Back Cover Warranty................................................. 2 SafetyRules ........................................... 3 ProductSpecifications............................6 AssemblyiPre-Operation........................8 Operation.............................................. 11 MaintenanceSchedule.........................17 LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual, Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Searswill also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no charges to servicethe productat your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.This warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within the United States. This Warrantydoes not cover: ,_ Expendableitemswhich becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limitedto blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters. Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups ,, Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails, thorns, stumps,or glass. ,, Repairs necessarybecauseof operatorabuse, includingbut not limitedto, damage caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine. ,, Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keepthe deckclear of flammabledebris, or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual. ,, Engine (fuel system)cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminated or oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date. ,, 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 equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery will not hold a charge, Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30 daysof purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days, foryour convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproduct is droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.For the nearestauthorizedSears location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@. This battery warrantyapplies onlywhile this productis within the United States. This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights, and you may also haveother rights, which vary,from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 mMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. _IWARNmNG: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. dHLWARNING: Do not coast neutral, you may lose control down a hill in of the tractor. _,WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. • • • • _IWARNmNG: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle comportents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects harm. • 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 buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before or other reproductive _IWARNmNG: Battery and related accessories posts, terminals contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. L GENERAL OPERATmON • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manuat and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless 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. storage. H. SLOPE 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. abso- lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. 3 DO: * Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Mow up and down slopes, not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. Taft 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 recommend- 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. ations 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 mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. * Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. * * ill. 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. sume that children will remain last saw them. Never aswhere you * * Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. Be alert and turn machine enter the area. off if children Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4 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 machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. Be alert and turn machine enter the area. off if children Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes across. (15 ° Max), not Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use stow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. PRODUCT SPECIFICATmONS Gasoline 1.25 Capacity and Unleaded Type: Regular Oil Type SAE 30 (above32°F) IAPFSG-SL): SAE 5W-30(below Oil Capacity: 3.0 Pints Spark (Gap: Champion Plug: .030") 32°F RC12YC 1.1 1.4 2.2 3.3 4.4 4.9 1.4 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: 14 PSI 12 PSI Charging 3 Amps 5 Amps Speed System: Battery: Blade 27-35 REPAmR 28 230 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATmONS 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- PROTECTmON 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 regutar 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 1-800o827o6655. Battery Headlights Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Bolt Torque: the above AGREEMENTS Forward: 1 st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse: Ground (MPH): In the state of California 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). RESPONSIBIUTmES 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. _jLWARNmNG: 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. SEARS mNSTALLATmON SERWCE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call l oS00o4oMYoNOME® 6 Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert <b (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 [__ I (1) Locknut 1/2-20 I @ (1) Locknut 1/4-28 Steering Extension Steering Wheel Adapter I (1) Large Flat Washer Steering Boot I Shaft Seat @ _(1 (1) Washer 17/32 x1-3/16 x12 Gauge ) Knob (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Keys (2) Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUmRED ASSEMBLY A socket wrench easier. Standard are listed below. FOR set will make assembly wrench sizes you need (1) 3/4" wrench (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Tire pressure Steering WheeU_ (1) Pliers (1) Utility knife gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE CARTON UNPACK TRACTOR FROM 1/4 Locknut CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels fiat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. --'_¢- _,_ . __ -_-1/4 Hex BoUt howe r Tab Slots BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERmNG WHEEL 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. mlV1PORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting hobs in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4 mNSTALL SEAT hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. mMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING Adjust seat knob. 1. Remove washer packing seat to WHEEL 3. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely. 2. 3. 4. 8 before tightening adjustment adjustment knob and flat securing seat to cardboard and set aside for assembly tractor. of Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolts are positioned over the large slotted holes in pan. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. 6. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and fiat washer loosely. Do not tighten. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which atlows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Seat NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR Operation function 1. section of TO Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest sition. Remove banding shield up against DRIVE CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift seat pan 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). Seat Label Terminal function holding tractor. TRACTOR Operation Adjustment Knob _ location and controms) po- Release parking brake by depressing dutch/brake pedal. 3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. Seat Fiat Washer for (See 2. 5. Shoulder Bolts OFF SKiD section of OFF for deflector SKiD location (See and controms) _,WARNmNG: 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 fii[ fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 5. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 6. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. 8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid. 9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. 10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. mNSTALLMULCHER PLATE CHECK OF ALL (If previousmy removed) 1. 2. 3. 4. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. _,CAUTmON: Do not remove shield from mower. Deflector Shield CHECK Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). OR DISCHARGmNG ,/Seat is adjusted ened securely. Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. DECK and tight- ,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-sideifront-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. TIRE PRESSURE ,/Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower ing should be properly leveled. LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in and Adjustments section of this comfortably ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory). The tires on your tractor were overinfiated 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 SYSTEM v" CHECKMST Latch Hooks CHECK BRAKE After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. deflector BAGGING POSmTmON 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. Mulcher Plate TO CONVERTTO FOR PROPER BELTS housSee "TO the Service manual. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. ,/Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate before you start the engine. ,/Be sure brake system ating condition. 10 them is in safe oper- These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. or in literature R N H L I\1 REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE supplied with the product. SLOW FAST IGNITION 6 ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED oi FUEL OVER TEMP LIGHT OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ®@@@@ AI-rACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY SLOPE HAZARDS RULES SECTION) DANGER if not avoided, will result indicatesa in death orhazard seriouswhich, injury. 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 injury and/or property damage. WARNING hazard which, if not avoided, could resultindicates in deatha or serious injury. CAUTION a hazard which, ifinjury. not avoided, might resultindicates in minor or moderate CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which, ,_hlll/lll_llh_, 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 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READTHINS OWNER'SMANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATmNG YOUR TRACTOR Comparethe illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof various controls and adjustments. Savethis manualfor future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ugnition Switch Light Switch Position Ammeter \\ , " , " Lift Lever PDnger -Th rottUe/Choke ControU Attachment Lift Lever o Height Adjustment Lever Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever 01946 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used mGNmON SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LiFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT UFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHmFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. attachment lift lever when changing its position. UGHT SWmTCH POSmON - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. 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 a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. mMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKmNG 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. tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. AqL,CAUTmON: Always stop tractor pletely, as described above, before the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE Attachment CUutch Lever "Eric Position CUutch/ Brake Pedal Full throttle offers the best bagging mower performance. Parking Brake "Engaged" Position "...... TO MOVE "Brake" Position Lever STOPPmNG MOWER BLADES FORWARD AND and BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever. 1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Move gearshift lever to desired position. 3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement. Gearshift "Disengaged" Position CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. * Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. inition Key /'Disengaged" Position Choke ControU comleaving - * To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged position. mMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete stop before shifting or changing gears. Failure to do so will shorten the useful life GROUND of your transaxle. DRIVE - TO ADJUST To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE 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 to "backfire". Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. Never use choke MOWER CUTTmNG HEmGHT 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. to stop engine. 13 The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. Make all turns slowly. MOWER TO TRANSPORT 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 disengage attachment clutch Raise attachment lift to highest with attachment lift control. , When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). control. _IbCAUTmON: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. TOWmNG CARTS MENTS 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 TO OPERATE position STARTING THE ENGmNE ENGmNE Oral 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 "FULE' mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. ON HmLLS _I, WARNmNG: 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. 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. 14 ADD GASOUNE Fill fuel tank to bottom , of 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 vah!e life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. choke _CAUTmON: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. mMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTmON: 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. TO START 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 WARM above) 6. position WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and 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. COLD WEATHER below) 6. and retry. STARTING ( 50 ° F and When engine starts, leave throttle control in choke position until engine warms up and begins to run roughly. Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the fast position. Engine warm-up may take from several seconds to several minutes (the colder the temperature, the longer the warm-up). The attachments can also be used dur- ing the engine warm-up period. 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). 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. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedat and set parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 4. Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 15 MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. Service and Adjustments section of this manual. The left hand side of mower should be 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. o 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. 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. }u MAX 1/3 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. 16 AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE /_J/_'_ Check Tire BrakePressure Operation Check _1_ T Check Operator Presence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery a Clean Mower E R VICED I_ and If If I_s Blades If Level If 1_4 Battery and Terminals I_ If i/ Cooling Check V-Belts I_ Check Engine Oil Level I_ Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) Engine Oil (without E Change N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen I Inspect E Replace 1_1,2 oil filter) 1_2 I," Oil Filter (If equipped) Cooling _1,2 Fins I1_ 2 Replace Spark Plug I_ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1_2 Replace Fuel Filter 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, LUBRICATION RECOMMENDATIONS @Front WheeU , Bearing 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. 5. @ SpindUe Zerk @Front WheeU Bearing Zerk / (0SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OH @GeneraU Purpose Grease @Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. 1. 2. 3. 4. CHART -- @ S_ Zerk 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. EACH If I_ under 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. BEFORE If 111_1,2 Arrester 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating GENERAL I_ 1_2 Muffler/Spark Clean Engine If 1_3 Chart Check Transaxle ATES USE 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. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. Check for loose fasteners. 17 TRACTOR Alwaysobserve safety ruleswhen performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATmON If tractor requiresmore than five (5) feetto stop at highest speed in highestgear on a level,dry concreteor pavedsurface,then brakemust be checked and adjusted.(See "TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Serviceand Adjustmentssection of this manual). TmRES mlVlPORTANT: 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. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). mMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. Mandrel Ass • 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 Trailing Edge Up Lock Washer Blade Bolt TO SHARPEN 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 batancer.) 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. disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be BLADE Replace BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure 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 clutch/brake pedat is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the kept sharp. blades. Center Hob bent or damaged 5/8" Bolt Pin REMOVAL 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. Blade 1. Center Hob 18 BATT E RY NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, the oils will resuJt in increased oil consumption when used above 32°R Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil leveJ before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oiJ level. Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. Keep battery and terminals clean. Keep battery bolts tight. Keep small vent holes open. Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS TO CHANGE Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 2. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section ENGINE OIL 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. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. Oil Drain Valve of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOUNG Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. 3. 4. 5. LUBRiCATiON Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. 6. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. 7. 8. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES 4o' 1 o_1vi_cchartl e 19 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. ENGmNE OIL FmLTER Replacethe engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used morethan 100 hoursin one year. AIR RLTER Yourengine will not run properlyusing a dirty air filter. Replacepre-cleanerafter every 25 hours of operationor every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operationor everyseason, whicheveroccursfirst. Serviceair cleaner more often underdusty conditions. 1. Pull up on air filter cover handleand rotate towardsengine. 2. Removecover. 3. Carefullyremoveair filter cartridge and pre-cleanerfrom base. 4. Clean basecarefully to preventdebris from falling into carburetor. NOTE:If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 5. Place new pre-cleanerand cartridge firmly in base. 6. Align tabs on coverwith slots in blower housingand replacecover. 7. Hook handleon cover and pushdown on handleto close. mMPORTANT:Petroleumsolvents,such as kerosene,are not to be usedto clean the cartridge. They may cause deteriorationof the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurizedair to clean cartridge. CLEAN AmRSCREEN Air screen mustbe kept free of dirt and chaffto preventenginedamagefrom overheating. Cleanwith a wire brushor compressedair to removedirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. ENGmNECOOUNG SYSTEM Debris mayclog the engine's air cooling system.Removeblower housingand clean area shown to preventoverheating and enginedamage. Air Screen Clean out chaff and debris 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. mN-UNE FUEL FmLTER 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 Cartridge 4. Tabs -Slots and clamps Immediately line. are properly positioned. wipe up any spilled gaso- _ Clamp J 20 Clamp _..Sz j J_.__ "-- Fuel Filter 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. & WARNmNG: TO AVOmD SERmOUS mNJURY, BEFORE SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. PERFORMmNG ANY Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place gearshift 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 TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. mMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO iNSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment position. lift lever to its highest Small Retainer SpringSmall Retainer S Clutch Spring Front Link Retainer S Anti-Sway \ Housing Guide -- Retainer Springs Sides) Deflector Shield Bracket Large Retainer Spring 21 2. Slide mowerundertractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift leverto its lowestposition. 4. Connectfront linksto mowerdeck and secure with retainersprings. 5. Connectsuspensionarms to rear deck bracketsand secure with retainer springs. 6. Connectanti-swaybar to chassis bracketandsecure with retainerspring. 7. Push clutch cable housingguide into bracket,slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainerspring. 8. Placeflat washer andclutch spring on idler pulleybolt and securewith small retainerspring. 9. Install belt onto engine pulley. TO LEVEL MOWERHOUSmNG Adjust the mowerwhile tractoris parked on levelground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"section of this manual). If tires are overor underinflated, you will not properlyadjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDEADJUSTMENT Raise mowerto its highest position. At the midpointof both sides of mower, measure heightfrom bottomedge of mowerto ground. Distance"A" on both sides of mowershould be the same or within 1/4" of each other. If adjustmentis necessary,makeadjustment on one side of moweronly. Toraise one side of mower,tighten lift link adjustmentnut on that side. Tolower one side of mower,loosen lift link adjustmentnut on that side. NOTE: Eachfull turn of adjustmentnut will change mowerheight about 1/8". Recheckmeasurementsafter adjusting. Bottom edge FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT mMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side4o-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. 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. Bottom edge of Both Front, _nks Should beE_lual in Length ion Arm _B Lift Link N_ Adjustment Trunnion Front Links 22 _ TO REPLACE I_OWER BLADE DRmVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. 2. 3. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. - 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 1. 2. and - With Parking Brake "Engaged" Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Nut "A" Mandrel Jam Nut Arm 00238 TO REPLACE MandreU Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BRAKE BELT REMOVAL 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. TO CHECK 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. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 3. Remove belt downward from around BRAKE Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) 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. 1. - 1. 1. TO ADJUST MOTmON DRmVE BELT 4. 5. engine pulley. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. BELT INSTALLATION - 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll BRAKE Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 4. 23 around the top groove of engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. 6. FRONT 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). WHEEL The front wheel camber, contact service center. TO REMOVE Center TransaxUe PuUUey be in neutral should NEU- also prevents If steering horizontal positioned ing wheel horizontal. Adjustment STEERmNG WHEEL FOR REPAmRS tire dry rot and corrosion. Washers Ring Axle Cover \, freely, the transaxle is in neutral. 2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel. 3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position. 4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. NeutraU Lock Gate Gearshift TO ADJUST I_IENT WHEEL or other qualified when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows: 1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N). NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move ..... a Sears 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 Stationary UdUer The transaxle are not 1. 2. Keeper SHmFT LEVER and camber adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or Engine Pulley-- TRANSAXLE GEAR TRAL ADJUSTMENT TOE4N/CAMBER toe-in Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) TO START TERY BoUt ALmGN- wheel crossbars are not (left to right) when wheels are straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars Tighten securely. 24 ENGINE WiTH A WEAK BAT- ,_WARNmNG: 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: mMPORTANT: 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. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connectone end of the BLACKcable to the NEGATIVE(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connectthe other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassisground, awayfrom fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVECABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACKcable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. Terminal Cover Keps Nut "-_. Positive (Red) CaMe Hex Bolt Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADUGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. mNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 3. 02614 Weak or Dead Battery REPLACmNG 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 Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _kWARNmNG: 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 or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE SEMBLY first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift seat pan to raised position. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 3. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 4. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal 5. cause running, HOOD AND GRmLL AS- 1. Raise hood. 2. 3. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 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. Hood Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. Headlight Wire Connector Label 25 mMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. 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. W]arranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE PRELIMINARY SETTING - 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is CONTROL adjusted FINAL properly SETTING (see above). - 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. 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. 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. 3. While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun- Governor ControU Lever ACCELERATION Governor terclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. PUate 4. ( HoUes CUamp Screw TO ADJUST 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. mMPORTANT: 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. ThrottUe CaMe CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limker 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. TEST Move throttle Idle Speed F _==_-------._ "_:" sc ow- With Limiter 26 _ .... Throttle 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. 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. _I, WARNmNG: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor 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. 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. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGmNE OraL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 1. 2. 3. Fully charge the battery for storage. After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. FUEL 4. 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. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER * Do not store gasoline to another. from one season * Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. mMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while SYSTEM engine mMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol 27 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART: See appropriate section in rnanuam urfless PROBLEi_ directed CAUSE Wiii not start 1. 2. 3. Out of fuel. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. Engine flooded. 4. 5. 6. 7 Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. 8. 9. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine turn wiii 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. not qualified 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. 8. 1. 1. Depress Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 28 service center. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 6. 7. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Engine clicks but wiii not start Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. Fill fueltank. 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gas= oline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. over center CORRECTmON 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start to Sears service clutch/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. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check atl wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTmNG CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, [eaves and trash under mower. 1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower 4. 5. 6. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty o1[. Faulty spark plug. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 9. Water in fuel. 10.Spark 11. 12. 13. 14. plug wire loose. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. vibration 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment dutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety Poor cut ° uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. presence control system. housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoiine and replace fuel filter. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a Sears or other , qualified service center. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact Sears or other qualified 2. Mower 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 4. , deck not level. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 29 service center. 2. 3. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower 4. housing. Contact a Sears 5. qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to , open vent holes. or other TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate PROBLEM Mower blades wiii not rotate section directed Obstruction mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. in clutch speed drive 1. Engine 2. 3. Travel speed Wet grass. 4. 5. Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, 7. 8. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades too slow. too fast. bent or loose improperly blades blade. installed. used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. Switch 2. 3. 4. 5. Bulb(s) Faulty Loose Blown Battery charge 1. 2. 3. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 4. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" . center 1. Remove obstruction. 1. 10. Improper wiii not to Sears service CORRECTmON CAUSE 3. 4. Poor grass discharge in rnanuam urfless is "OFF". 2. Replace mower 3. 4. Replace Contact idler pulley. a Sears or other qualified service Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 30 center. 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 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. 1. Turn switch or lamp(s) burned out. light switch. or damaged wiring. fuse. drive belt. 2. 3. 4. 5. "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. . Replace alternator. Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 SCHEMATmC BATTERY I RED O: REo FUSE I I WH,TE ,© r--I , _,,' i /_ ___( )G II i I I AI( _..... i STARTER , BLBCK SOLENOID (PEDAL UP) WHITE SWITCH WHITE WHITE II _-,-I-A III I I BLACK BLACK JA I (_ I I ........ I (_ BLACK fTTM-E_lf _ L-U].CH I I BLACK [-_ _ELuZq_(llD _i I_ iI _ _1 SPARK _ PLUG I UNIT /'_l" UNE iiI IIIIL II BLACK L CONNECTOR IGNITION --k J[ LTE-L,I I-- II _1 f'4 1 I O LACK (CLUTCH OF I _ W TWIN CYL ENGINES) iI _ FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) CHAAMRpGDING@ SYSToERMpOM UTPUT _C 8 VAOLTS ACsM IsNT E @ 3D6_0_RR PM ECT E D) RED I LIGHTING SYSTEM I I OUTPUT I 14 VOLTS AC MINI @ 3600 RPM NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. IGNITION (LIGHTS OFF) BROWN HEADLIGHTS NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS C_ SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE" OFF M+G+A1 NONE RUN/LIGHT B+A1 A2+L RUN B+A1 NONE NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. B+S+A1 NONE 02363 START oN" " WIRING INSULATED CLIPS 31 REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 ELECTRmCAL 9O 42 24 26 I I I I I \ \ \ \ \ / /i I /i i i I \1 \ \ 29 ] ] ] ] / 32 / TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 2B 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 90 163465 74760412 176689 176138 183759 4152J 4799J 146147 175158 73510400 4207J 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 180499 Battery Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Box Battery Fender Switch, Interlock Harness Asm Light W/4152j Bulb Light #1156 CabIe Battery 6 Ga. 11" red Cabie Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red Fuse 20 AMP Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric Cabte Ground 6 Ga. 12" black Switch Hunger Nc Gray Switch Ign Key Ign Molded Craftsman Harness Ign Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2 Cover Terminal Red Solenoid Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp Protection Wire Loop Cover Battery Terminal NOTE: All component dimensions give in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 TRACTOR o o MODEL CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES NUMBER 917.273374 29 212 / 28 39 278 31 @/5 208 209 208 2O7 6O 6O - 209 37 _209 209 14 208 74 chassis-Laser-It.stlt 34 27 TRACTOR o° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 5 9 10 11 13 14 17 18 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 39 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 209 212 278 --- Chassis Stamping Drawbar Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, L.H. Panel, Dash, R.H. Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Hood Assembly Laser Bumper Extrusion Nut Grille Lens Asm Laser dndudes Key Nos. 29 and 212) Lens, Laser Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT Bracket, Fender Support Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear Bracket Pivot Laser Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 hsert Lens Reflective Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Plug, Button Plug Dome Plastic NOTE: 174619 176554 155272 187846X013 STD533710 174996 172105X010 17490608 185682X558 184921 STD541437 188636 174332X599 188571X558 139976 17490508 175710 174714 72140606 154798 73680600 175702 186689 175582 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 17000612 175143 191611 5479J 187801 AII component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 GROUND DRIVE 113 156 51 18 6 32 62 120 _ 35 37 36 / 34 26 27 26 drive-fender 36 stlt 35 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 GROUND DRmVE KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 146682 123666X 12000028 121520X 17060512 165866 STD561210 105701X 74550412 10040400 STD541431 74780616 STD541437 106933X 130804 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 175765 71673 174973 74760512 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X 17060620 130801 169691 17120614 8883R 175410 Transaxle Peerless 206-545C (See Breakdown) Spring Brake Return Pulley Transaxle Ring Retainer Strap Torque 30 Degrees Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Plate Shift Bolt 1/4-28 unf Gr=8 W/Patch Washer Lock Hvy Helical Nut Lock Hex W/Ins= 5/16-18 uric Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 uric Knob Rod, Brake Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric Spring, Brake Rod Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga= Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD= Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, RolI Pulley, Composite, Fiat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Keeper, Belt IdIer Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank, Clutch Retainer, Belt Bolt Cart 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 uric Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt Keeper, Center Span Screw, 3/8-16 x =875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 64 65 66 69 70 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 89 96 112 113 116 120 145 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 165 166 168 169 170 197 198 202 212 173937 STD551143 154778 142432 134683 137057 121749X STD581075 123583X 121748X 2228M 131486 165594 165711 19171216 166228 150360 188310X428 4497H 19091210 127285X 72140608 73900600 74490544 175456 19133210 166002 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 17490510 165492 165580 187414 169613 169593 72110614 145212 Bott Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr=5-1 =5 Washer Keeper Belt Engine Hydro Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 uric Keeper Belt Engine Spacer Washer 25/32 x 1- 1/4 x 16 Ga= E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga= Key Woodruff Arm Shift Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga= Link Transaxle Nut Lock Center 1/4-20 Console, Shift Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Strap Torque 90 Degrees Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastening Keeper Belt T/A Nyliner Snapqn 5/8'qD Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Hex Fig. Lock NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 STEERINGASSEMBLY / / 68 8_ 47 65 steering pl.lt 42 38 67 67 13 \ 67 TRACTOR STEERmNG ASSEMBLY o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRiPTiON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 65 67 68 71 82 85 88 91 95 Steering Wheel Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL SpindIe Assembly, LH= Spindle Assembly, R=H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga= Ring, Klip Bearing, Steering Column Draglink Washer, Lock Nut Hex Jam TopIock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Brg AxIe Front Nut, Hexfiange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga= Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod, Tie Bushing, Steering Screw Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Shaft Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga= Extension Shaft Steering Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease Nut Crowntock 1/4-28 Boit Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr=8 Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Axle, Brace Steering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Fastner Christmas Tree Bott ShouIder 7/16-20 Clip Steering Washer Hardened 186780 175131 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 175121 10040600 73940800 136518 145212 180641 126847X 19131416 17000612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 186781 19183812 73540600 186737 145054x428 121749X 180640 121232X 183226 73540400 71130420 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 133835 175118 175553 188967 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 ENGmNE 2 3 72 1 81 13 4 78 38 14 33 31 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs.lcyl KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 170545 17720408 4 13 14 16 23 29 31 32 137352 165291 148456 STD551237 169837 137180 184900 140527 DESCRIPTION Control, Throttle/Choke Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8 Engine, Briggs Model No. 31C707-0230-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Gasket Tube Drain OiI Easy Washer Shield Brn/Dbr Guard Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly Fuel KEY NO. PART NO. 33 37 38 40 44 123487X 137040 181654 124028X 17670412 45 46 72 78 81 17000612 19091416 183906 17060620 73510400 17 DESCRIPTION Clamp, Hose Line, Fuel Plug, Drain OiI Easy Bushing Snap Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga= Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1 Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=inches 1 inch = 25=4 mm 40 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 SEAT ASSEMBLY 10 5 // / f 15 \ 11 \ \ \ 17 12 seat It.knob 9 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 188716 180166 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 121246X Seat Bracket, Pivot, Seat Bolt Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga. Clip, Push-In Hinged Nut Spring, Seat Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan, Seat Knob Seat Bracket, Switch Mounting KEY NO. PART NO, DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 Bushing, Snap Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer, Split .28 x .88 Spring Locknut, Flange 1/4 Gr. 5 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Nut Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 DECALS 11 6 14 7 14 10 8 4 16 15 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 156368 186377 184728 179128 184729 133644 193554 138047 184899 149516 156439 Decal Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, WHEELS Fender Opr. InsL HP Engine Hood RH Deck Hood LH Customer Maintenance Replacement Battery Fender Battery, Dngr/Psn Eng Danger Fender EngiSpan KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 12 13 14 15 16 ------ Decal, Side Panel Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor Decal, Panel Dash Decal, V-Belt Sch Decal, Deck Heavy Duty Decal, Lift Handle Pad Footrest LH STLT Pad Footrest RH STLT Manual, Owner's, English Manual, Owner's, Spanish 184730 146046 186787 160396 172331 138311 184310X428 184311X428 193569 193570 KEY PART NO. NO. & TmRES 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 106732X624 278H 9040H 8 9 10 106108X624 106268X 7152J 11 104757X428 144334 4,10 11 wheel 1 DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Onty) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Oniy) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire 10 oz. NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 UFT ASSEMBLY 7 13 6 5 13 2O 18 20 15 31 _ 32 KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin, Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing, Nylon Grip, Handle, Fluted Button, Plunger, Red Link, Lift, LH= Link, Lift, R=H= Retainer Spring lift-rh.lpiece KEY NO. PART NO. 15 16 17 18 173288 73350800 175689 73800800 19 20 31 32 139868 163552 169865 73540600 3 DESCRIPTION Link, Front Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 uric Trunnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 unc Arm, Suspension, Rear Retainer Spring Bearing, Pvt, Lift Nut, Crowntock 3/8-24 NOTE: AlI component dimensions given in U=S=inches 1 inch = 25=4 mm 43 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 MOWER DECK 67 106 _'_._ 102 _147 103 105 142 \_ _1o4 101i"_/__,_._ _ lo6 102/ 34 \ 1 21 \ 2 28 29 18 5 6 19 42 D man-t°path f 21 stir 3 44 27 TRACTOR oo MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 MOWERDECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 --13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 40 44 45 46 48 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRiPTiON 165892 STD533107 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 Mower Deck Assembly, 42" Bolt Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" eck Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1=25 Gr=8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened (The following blades are available) 134149 Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) 139775 Blade, 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) 138971 Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharging) 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented 128774 Housing, Mandrel, Vented 110485X Bearing, Ball, Mandrel 174493 Stripper, Mower Deck 72140505 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc 177563 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga= 131491 Rod, Hinge 173984 ScrewThdrol DOD PT Hex 187690 Washer, Spacer 153535 Pulley, Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toplock, Flanged STD533717 Bolt 131494 Pulley, IdIer, Flat 73900600 Nut Lock Fig=3/8-16 unc 140088 Guard, Mandrel, LH= STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd= Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer, Hardened 52 53 54 55 56 59 67 68 92 101 102 103 104 105 106 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 158 159 184 185 -- 139888 184907 178515 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 73800600 136420 71081010 19061216 10071000 160793 2029J 19131312 74780616 72140608 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169676 17720408 72140614 19131410 188234 130794 -- 169583 DESCRiPTiON Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc Arm Assembly, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, TUV Idler Knob Custom Ova! V-Belt Nut Lock Hex w/Ins= 3/8-16 Mulcher Cover Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/8 Washer #10 Washer, Lock #10 Latch Assembly, Bagger Nut, Weld Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga= Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc xl Gr=5 Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable PulIey idler Flat Bolt Carriage idler Spring Extension Spring Return idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga= Cable Clutch 42 in Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1 3/4 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga= Head Asm= Cable Clutch Mandrel Assembly (includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std= Deck-Order separately muF cher cover components key nos= 101 - 106) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 PEERLESS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C 180J_ 150 83 18 / 47 4 29B 58 57 58 13 59 60 61 29 35 44 46 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE o o MODEL NUMBER 206o545C REF NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6A 7 8 8A 9 10 11 12 772147 780086A 770128 776395 776409 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 778309 13 778368 14 778368 15 17 18 20 21 22 25 25A 26 27 28 29 778370 786188 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 30 780199 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 39 40 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 786026 792076A DESCRmPTmON TransaxUe Cover NeedUe Bearing 5/8" TransaxUe Case Countershaft Output Shaft Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key Woodruff Key #9 Shift Collar Shift Rod & Fork BeveUGear (30 teeth) Unput BeveU Pinion (13 teeth) BeveUGear (13 teeth) (hcUude. 14) BeveUPinion (13 teeth) (hcUude. 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Drive Pin Spacer 1.130 X .695 BaH 5/16" dia Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8" Spring .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust Washer .627 UDx .031W Thrust Washer.762 UDx .031W Thrust Washer.762 UDx .031W Anti-Rotation Washer.632 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x.056W (Use As Needed) Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W Oil Seal 5/8" Bushing .563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8"ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) Dowel Pin Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W REF NO. PART NO. 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 65 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786086 774690 774691 778356 778338 778354 778352 778350 778346 778355 778337 778353 778351 778349 778345 780189 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 77 79 82 788078A 792144 778333 83 778338 85 792154 87 788089A 150 788093A 157 788088A 180 730229A 900794712 NOTE: 47 DESCRIPTION Brake Lever Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4" Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4" Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Brake Pad Holder Spacer .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11-15 / 16" Long) Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long) S 3ur Gear (29 teeth) S 3ur Gear (27 teeth) S _ur Gear (23 teeth) S 3ur Gear (19 teeth) S 3ur Gear (16 teeth) S _ur Gear (15 teeth) S 3ur Gear (11 teeth) S _ur Gear (13 teeth) S 3ur Gear (17 teeth) S 3ur Gear (21 teeth) S _ur Gear (24 teeth) S _ur Gear (25 teeth) Flat VVasher .563 ID x 062W Input Shaft Shifter & Brake Shaft Retaining Ring Spacer .890 Square Cut Ring "O" Ring Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W Inverted Retaining Ring Spring .430 OD x .5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) Oil Fill Plug Oil Seal 9 / 16" Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3/4" Gear Oil 80W90 Replacement MST 206-545C Transaxle All component dimensions given in U,S, inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGSENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER31C707,TYPE NUMBER0230=E1 11 25_ .Jl 27 43_ 584_ 30i 307_ _' 1264_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868_) 943 O 741 1270 20@ 617(9 1022 51_ 8420 524 @ I I 1019 LABEL KIT 1058 OWNER'S i 1036 EMISSION 75o_ 691 (_ 1266 0 41 I MANUAL LABEL 12 ] 15_ o 48 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGS ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230=E1 d 1095 VALVE GASKET 617 238 0 SET 1022 868 35 13_' _._ 847 1 o22 6170 524 0 1022 914 616_ 404,, 216 _ _ 1_ 1119_ 267 '_ 334 49 TRACTOR o ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 108A _ 130 _ _ 231 95 _' 987 634A,_ 93t e., 118 e 142_ _-- 105 117 106 1869 -- 601 127 137 276@ 95o_ 4311 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 1266A 0 KIT 987(_ 51 104 _ _ 105 276@ 231_ 127_ 137 1266@ 1266 0 93_ 95e 106 [_ 117_ 142 6170 634__ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 51_ 137 0 50 276@ 1266A 0 TRACTOR o o MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230oE1 305A _ 3041 1265 968 729 801 (_ 697 _ 37 74 603 @ 310 1 73_ 67_'46 _ _7_7 _ 60_ 75@ 1070 _ 802 (_ _7-q-- _OlA (_ 1005 363 783A_ 544A 513 803A _A ] 31o 783 @ 1083 _/311A NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor, See Reference 309. 51 TRACTOR o ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGS ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 20 22 23 24 25 697174 399265 391086 697106 698147 692410 697109 697157 697113 697110 690360 690946 697127 690947 692125 693557 222698 697159 697160 DESCRmPTmON o 697162 697163 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 43 45 46 48 697164 697165 697171 697172 697100 697099 697126 692852 495856 495857 691279 691279 697352 691752 691968 690564 697687 697761 50 51 53 54 73 74 75 78 93 94 95 98 104 105 106 108 108A 117 690193 692137_G$+ 690227 691148 697384 697987 690582 691003 690602 G 498030 691636 495800 690525 O 231855 G 690577 G 690464 692344 694352 G Cylinder Assembiy Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder Gasket-Cylinder Head Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assembly) Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase Screw (Cylinder Head) Hug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump) Flywheel Key- Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) Ring Set (.010" Oversize) Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (.030" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust VaIveqntake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Guard-Flywheel Retainer-VaIve Slinger-Governor/OiI Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block (31C707-0230-E2 Replacement Engine-art not available) Manifoldqntake Gasketqntake Stud (Carburetor) Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) Screw (Flywheel Guard) Bushing-Throttle Shaft Kitqdle Mixture Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Hie Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle Seat-inlet Valve-Choke (Manual Choke) Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic) Jet-Main (Standard) KEY NO. PART NO. 118 121 125 127 130 131 133 137 141 141A 142 146 186 187 697492 697241 697190 695005 691750 494379 494381 281165 495097 495931 697140 691639 692317 691050 188 192 202 209 216 222 227 231 232 238 240 265 267 276 304 305 305A 306 307 309 309A 691693 691986 691841 692208 691840 694042 691374 691636 691842 691843 394358 691024 695134 692255 698402 697102 697103 697107 691003 693551 310 311 311A 333 334 337 358 363 690323 497608 395538 492341 691061 491055 697191 19203 RPM Settings: ,, a $ + included included included included DESCRIPTION Jet-Main (High Altitude) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor Plug-Welch Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor o_ Gasket-Float BowI Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke) Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic) a Nozzle-Carburetor Key-Timing Connector-Hose Line-Fuel (Cut to Required Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Adjuster-Rocker Arm Link-MechanicaI Governor Spring-Governor Link-Choke Bracket-Contro! Lever-Governor Control Screw (Choke Valve) Spring-Governor Cap-Valve Filter-Fuel Clamp-Casing Screw (Casing Clamp) o1 Washer-Sealing Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Shield-Cylinder Screw (Cylinder Shield) Motor-Starter Motor-Starter (For Replacement Starter Motor, See Reference 309) Bolt (Starter Motor) Brush Set Brush Set Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Plug-Spark Gasket Set-Engine Flywheel Puller Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 121 in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 TRACTOR oo MODEL NUMBER 917.273374 BRmGGSENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER0230=E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 383 404 431 445 462 474 503 505 510 510A 513 523 524 525 544 544A 552 562 579 584 601 614 616 617 634 89838 691691 697122 698083 691261 696459 691532 691251 693699 497606 692024 697086 691032 697184 692034 390837 697144 691119 691029 697112 95162 691620 692012 692138 690801 O,, (_ 634A 690802 (_ 635 643 654 691 697 718 729 741 757 758 759 783 783A 789 797 801 801A 802 802A 803 803A 830 842 847 691909 698401 690958 692407 690372 690959 691224 697128 697607 697134 697392 693713 693059 698329 693167 691283 394856 691286 395537 693757 398159 691095 691031 697611 KEY NO. DESCRmPTmON ,, ,, ,, Wrench-Spark Plug Washer (Governor Crank) Elbowqntake Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge Washer (Starter Cable) Alternator Strap-Starter Nut (Governor Control Lever) Drive-Starter Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Dipstick SeaPDipstbk Tube Tube-Dipstbk Starter-Armature Starter-Armature Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Nut (Starter Cable) Cover-Breather Passage Clamp-Hose Pin-Cotter Crank-Governor SeaPO Ring (Intake Manifold) Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual Choke) Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke A Matic) Boot-Spark Plug Retainer-Air Filter Nut (Carburetor) SeaPGovernor Shaft Screw (Drive Cap) Pin-Locating Clip-Wire Gear-Timing Link-Counterweight Counterweight Pin-Counterweight Gear-Pinion GeaFPinion Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Cap-Drive Cap-Drive Cap-End Cap-End Housing-Starter Housing-Starter Stud (Rocker Arm) SeaPO Ring (Dipstick Tube) Dipstick/Tube Assembly PART NO. 851 692424 868 690968 876 495877 877 393456 896 691641 914 690960 947 694393 950 691657 967 697015 968 698403 975 495933 977 690192 987 691326 1005 697853 1019 697143 1022 272475 1023 692492 1026 692003 .... 692011 1029 691751 1034 690822 1036 695700 1040 698368 1044 691658 1051 691265 1058 275038 1070 690372 1083 691626 1083A 690958 1090 691293 1091 691333 1095 690190 1119 691183 1263 697124 1264 697104 1265 697125 1266 691917 1266A697123 1267 697575 1270 697156 1279 690960 RPM Settings: DESCRiPTiON TerminaPSpark Plug o+ SeaFValve Kit-Pinion Spring Wire-Connector/Alternator Pin-Drive Retainer Screw (Rocker Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Screw (Float Bowl) Filter-Pre Cleaner Cover-Air Cleaner BowPFIoat Gasket Set-Carburetor @ Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Kit-Label ,,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm Rod-Push (Intake) Rod-Push (Exhaust) Arm-Rocker Guide-Push Rod LabePEmission Plate-Trim Screw (Flywheel) Ring-Retaining OwneCs Manual Screw (Flywheel Fan) Nut (Starter Terminal) Nut (Starter Terminal) Retainer-Brush Cap-Limiter Gasket Set-Valve Screw (Alternator) Reed-Breather Screw (Breather Reed) Support-Blower Housing _,@ Seal-O Ring (intake Elbow) @ Seal-O Ring (intake Elbow) Latch-Blower Housing Plug-AVS Counterweight Screw (Blower Housing Support) Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 ,, Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 @ included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.121 $ included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No. 977 + included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: Al! 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 L_ 15 DEGREES MAX. _ down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Your Home For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. 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