Owner's Manual CRRFTSMIIN° LAWN TRACTOR 24 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No. 917.275684 differently from built engines. Before operates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual, IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty................................................ 2 Safety Rules..........................................3 ProductSpecifications...........................6 AssemblyPre-Operation........................7 Operation............................................. 10 Maintenance .......................................17 MaintenanceSchedule........................17 Serviceand Adjustments.....................22 Storage................................................ 29 Troubleshooting...................................30 Repair Parts.........................................34 Sears Service........................Back Cover LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual, Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Sears will also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). For your convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warranty appliesonly while this product is within the United States. This Warrantydoes not cover: • Expendableitems which become worn during normal use, includingbut not limited to blades,spark plugs, air cleaners,belts, and oil filters. • StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups • Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails, thorns, stumps,or glass. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator abuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine. • Repairsnecessarybecause of operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper grade and amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris, or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual. • Engine(fuel system) cleaningor repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate. • Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement. • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes. LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe battery will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replace the battery at your HOME. After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip chargewill apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States. This warrantygives you specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which vary,from stateto state. Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT:This cutting machineis capableof amputatinghands andfeet and throwingobjects. Failureto observe the followingsafetyinstructionscould result in serious injury or death. WARNING: In order to prevent • Neverdirect dischargedmaterial accidentalstarting when setting up, toward anyone.Avoiddischarging transporting,adjustingor making repairs, material against a wall or obstruction. alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and Material may ricochetback towardthe place wire where it cannotcontact spark operator.Stop the bladeswhen crossplug. ing gravelsurfaces. • Do not operate machinewithout the WARNING: Do not coast down a entire grass catcher,dischargeguard, hill in neutral,you may lose controlof the or other safetydevices in place and tractor. working. WARNING: Towonly the attach• Slowdown beforeturning. • Neverleavea running machine mentsthat are recommendedby and unattended. Alwaysturn off blades, complywith specificationsof the manset parking brake,stop engine,and ufacturerof your tractor.Use common removekeys beforedismounting. sensewhen towing.Operateonly at the • Disengagebladeswhen not mowing. lowestpossiblespeed when on a slope. Shut off engine andwait for all parts to Too heavyof a load, while on a slope, is come to a completestop beforecleandangerous. Tires can lose tractionwith ing the machine, removingthe grass the ground and causeyou to lose control catcher,or uncloggingthe discharge of your tractor. guard. WARNING: Engineexhaust,some • Operatemachineonly in daylightor of its constituents,and certainvehicle good artificial light. componentscontain or emit chemicals • Do not operate the machinewhile knownto the Stateof Californiato cause under the influenceof alcoholor drugs. cancerand birth defects or other repro• Watchfor trafficwhen operatingnear ductiveharm. or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loadingor unloadWARNING: Batteryposts,terminals ing the machine into a trailer or truck. and related accessoriescontain lead and • Alwayswear eye protectionwhen operlead compounds,chemicalsknownto the ating machine. State of Californiato causecancerand • Data indicatesthat operators,age 60 birth defectsor other reproductiveharm. years and above,are involvedin a Wash hands after handling. large percentageof riding mower-reI. GENERAL OPERATION lated injuries. These operatorsshould • Read,understand,and follow all evaluatetheir ability to operate the instructionson the machineand in the riding mowersafely enoughto protect themselvesand others from serious manualbeforestarting. • Do not put hands or feet near rotating injury. parts or under the machine.Keepclear • Followthe manufacturer'srecommenof the dischargeopening at all times. dation for wheel weightsor counter• Only allow responsibleadults,who are weights. familiarwith the instructions,to operate • Keepmachinefree of grass, leavesor the machine. other debris build-upwhich can touch • Clear the areaof objectssuch as hot exhaust/ engine parts and burn. rocks,toys, wire, etc., which could be Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause picked up and thrownby the blades. • Be sure the area is clear of bystandbuild-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel ers beforeoperating. Stop machineif spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before anyoneenters the area. • Nevercarry passengers. storage. • Do not mow in reverseunless absolutelynecessary. Alwayslook down and behind beforeand while backing. 3 I1. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • • • • • • • • • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction. • Always keep the machine in gear when going down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. • Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the machine to roll over. Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in. III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. • • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. IV. TOWING • • • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. V. SERVICE SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Use only approved gasoline container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances. • Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle when filling. • • • • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truckor trailer and refuelit on the ground. If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. Keepthe nozzle in contactwith the rim of the fuel tank or containeropening at all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice. If fuel is spilled on clothing,change clothingimmediately. Neveroverfillfuel tank. Replacegas cap and tightensecurely. GENERAL • • • • • SERVICE Never operate machine • in a closed area. • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper • Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless abso- • • • • • • • with safety devices. • • • lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or • • • backed over by the machine. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. 5 Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing. If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary. Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the 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 SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity and Type: Oil Type (API-SG-SL): 4.0 Gallons Unleaded Regular SAE 30(above 32°F) SAE 5W-30(below 32°F) Oil Capacity: w/Filter w/o Filter Spark Plug: (GAP: .040") Champion 4.0 Pints 3.75 Pints In the state of California Ground (MPH): Speed Forward: Reverse: 5.5 2.4 Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging System: 16 Amps Battery: Amp/Hr: Min. CCA: Case Size: Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 14 PSI 10 PSI @ 3600RPM 35 280 U1R Ft. Lbs. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _I_WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. is re- 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). REPAIR QC12YC the above PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense. Here's what's included in the Agreement: • Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists. • Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs. • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed. • Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check. • Fast help by phonephone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories. That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655. SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOIVlE® (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet i (2) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory. When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). ADJUST TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. HOW TO SET UP YOUR CHECK BATTERY SEAT 1. Raise seat and loosen knob. 2. adjustment Lower seat into operating sit in seat. position and 3. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TRACTOR 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions). Adjustment Knob Label NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 7 TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE WHEEL For shipping purposes, the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside down on the mower. Remove the gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels, see the Operation section in this manual. OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _I, WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER OF ALL BELTS POSITION See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 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. ,/CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product. Please review the following checklist: ¢" All assembly instructions have been completed. ¢" No remaining loose parts in carton. ¢" Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ¢" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ¢" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). ¢" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ¢" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. ¢" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. ¢" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items: ¢" Engine oil is at proper level. ¢" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, lar unleaded gasoline. clean, regu- ¢" Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. ¢" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ¢" Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System (ROS) are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual). ¢" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). 9 These symbols may appear on your tractor Learn and understand their meaning. R N H L REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW or in literature supplied with the product. I'.,I CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION 8414J ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING oi OVER TEMP LIGHT BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED SWITCH PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED t FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ®@@@@ m ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. LIGHTS ON WARNING hazard which, if not avoided, could result indicates in death a or serious injury. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION which, ifinjury. not avoided, might resultindicates in minora hazard or moderate & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and/or engine. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious and/or property KEEP AREA CLEAR damage. injury ,hll//lll_l_/,, HOT SURFACES indicates if not avoided, could result and/or property damage. a hazard which, in death, serious FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage. 10 injury KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. ROS"ON" Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger Throttle Control Attachment Lift Lever Choke Control Light Switch Clutch/Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Control Motion Control Lever Parking Brake Lever \ . 02881 Our tractors conform to the safety standards American National Standards Institute. LIFT LEVER AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used mower deck or to your tractor. when starting - Used to release speed and direction of tractor. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITON - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse. THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. PLUNGER attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the to engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the other attachments mounted CHOKE CONTROL - Used a cold engine. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL of the engine 11 speed. The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when opping tractor on grass areas. CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position. TO USE THROTTLE Attachment Clutch Switch Pull out to "Engage" Ch Throttle Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO Ignitiol Key "Disengagec Position Parking "Engaged" Position STOPPING Brake Pedal CONTROL "Disengage" TO MOVE 2. 3. - BACKWARD MOWER CUTTING lever to HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool - • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to • Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. • Never use choke to stop engine. AND neutral (N) position. Release parking brake. Slowly move motion control desired position. TO ADJUST does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine "backfire". FORWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever ENGINE CHOKE Push in to • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. DRIVE USE Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. • To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. MOWER BLADES - GROUND CONTROL 12 season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE Attachment Clutch Switch _ Pull Out To "Engage" ttachemnt Lift Lever High Position WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in this section of manual). 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Spring - ,;' TO OPERATE Af_CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. MOWER Clevis Pin oliJ'_ "Low Position Shield _ REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM eflector (ROS) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON" position. _I_WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM 1. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. 2. With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position. 3. Look down and behind before backing. 4. Slowly move motion control lever to reverse (R) position to start movement. 5. When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position. 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 ROS "ON" Position 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 control. 13 Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) TO OPERATE ON HILLS TOWING MENTS ,J_WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. BEFORE CHECK OTHER ATTACH- STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. Transmission AND 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. TO TRANSPORT Transmission CARTS of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. _CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. Engaged Disengaged NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). 14 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 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) 8. ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position. 5. Move throttle control to fast position 6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 7. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM above) 8. WEATHER STARTING STARTING (50 ° F and When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. 2. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. Place the motion control lever in 3. neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance (see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). (50 ° F and When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. 15 PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING _ILCAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse 00272 position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral 6. TIPS • 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. (N) position. Shutoff engine and set parking brake. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. 8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation. 16 .A,.TE.A.OESO.EOU'E F,L'.OATES REGULAR SERV,OE ..... AS YOU COMPLETE T Check Operator ROS Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen/Replace C Lubrication 0 Check Battery Level 1_4 Clean Battery and Terminals If a Presence SERVICE DATES and I_ Mower if I_'s Blades 1_3 Chart Check Transaxle _ I_ ll_ Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine I_ Oil Level if Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) E Change Engine Oil (without N Clean Air G Clean Air Screen Inspect E Clean oil filter) _111€1, 2 1_2 Arrester Oil Filter (If equipped) Engine Cooling _1.2 Fins If Spark Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Plug Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more often when operating if _ll_ 2 _' under a heavy in dirty or dusty load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery. 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,-Ibs, maximum. Do not overtighten. conditions, RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART d_ Spindle -Zerk ; _r _Front Wheel Bearing 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. Spindle Zerk _Front Wheel ,L._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. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. EACH 2 If 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 I_ _1_2 Replace GENERAL 1_1,2 Filter Muffler/Spark Replace I_ t 01964 (_ General @ REFER USE Purpose Grease TO Maintenance _I "ENGINE" SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 17 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION CHECK REVERSE SYSTEM per- • 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. For best results SYSTEM BLADE must be 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. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. (ROS) position. CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM If bolt needs replacing, replace only with approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts. • 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. ROS "ON" Position blades 1. Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed, and the attachment clutch control is in the disengaged mower kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. A CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade approved by the manufacturer of your tractor. Using a blade not approved by the manufacturer of your tractor is hazardous, could damage your tractor and void your warranty. • 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 AND OPERATION (ROS) • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine. BLADE CARE If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES REVERSE OPERATION Flat Washer Trailing Edge Up Blade Mandrel Assembly Lock Washer nter Hole TO SHARPEN Engine "ON" Position (Normal Operating) BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive to mower 18 vibration and eventual and engine. damage TRANSAXLE • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the trans- Center Hole axle ever leak or require servicing, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 5/8" Bolt or Pin V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN COOLING BATTERY ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE AND TERMINALS VISCOSITY GRADES 40 oilvi_cchart Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard. 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). I ÷ NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve starting in cold weather, they will result 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 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. 19 TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL AIR FILTER Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove cover. • 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 TO SERVICE 2. 3. 4. fitting. Oil Drain Valve Closed and Locked Position TO SERVICE 2. Yellow Cap 6. 7. 8. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. To open, pull out on the drain valve. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. ENGINE replace CARTRIDGE Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure. IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. Drain Tube 4. 5. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, pre-cleaner. 1. 3. PRE-CLEANER Cover Foam OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. 20 Cartridge CLEAN AIR SCREEN IN-LINE Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. MUFFLER 4. and clamps Immediately line. are properly positioned. wipe up any spilled gaso- Clamp Fuel Filter CLEANING • 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. 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. 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. 21 & WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. INJURY, TO REMOVE 5. 6. 7. ANY SER- IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the MOWER Mower will be easier right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment 3. 4. PERFORMING Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR 2. BEFORE to remove tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER from the 1. clutch switch 2. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. Slide mower under tractor with deflec- 3. 4. tor shield to right side of tractor. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. Connect front links to mower deck and in "DIS- ENGAGED" position. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. Roll belt off electric clutch pulley. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. 5. 6. 7. Suspension Arms secure with retainer springs. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Retainer Spring 22 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. on both front links an equal number 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 • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". 6.0 Recheck measurements after ad- 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. justing. Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground \ V-o of Mand_l L'"o- 2T "D .... D" A Suspension Arm BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH Lift Link ustment Nut FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest Nut Front Links position. 23 Trunnion TO REPLACE BELT MOWER BLADE TO ADJUST DRIVE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A'. 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. 2. 3. BRAKE - Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). Work belt off both mandrel pulleys idler pulleys. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION and 5. - 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in this section of this manual). Mandrel Pulley engaged" position. Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. With parking brake "Engaged" Idler Pulleys _Njt "A" am Nut perating Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST rm Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. TO CHECK Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. BELT REMOVAL - 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in "transmission dis- and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch Iocator. 4. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. 6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 7. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. engaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced. 24 BELT INSTALLATION - 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely. 6. Reconnect clutch harness. 4. position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 7. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 8. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this section of manual). Electric --._.. Clutch -_'_-_ Clutching-Idler " 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Clutch Locator --_z_._1'_ ""\_ [ 1 /_.%,I t Statlonary_ \\g'l Motion Control Lever Idler -_ /_1_/_\ Center Span .......... Keeper j_ ,_ Transmission -_ Neutral Lock Gate [ Clutch Wire _'_ Adjustment Input Pulley _ _) Bolt Harness TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT REMOVAL/ Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 25 TO ADJUST ALIGNMENT STEERING WHEEL TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - one end of the RED cable 1. Connect If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER 2. to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. Connect one end of the BLACK cable The front wheel 3. to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK toe-in and camber are not cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact service center. TO REMOVE a Sears WHEEL or other qualified TO REMOVE ORDER - FOR REPAIRS 1. 2. Block up axle securely. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant also prevents 2. then from the fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. cable first from chassis and Fully Charged Battery BATTERY _WARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc. Positive terminal must be connected Axle first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. i WITH BLACK REPLACING Retaining Ring ENGINE 1. Weak or Dead Battery Washers TO START BATTERY REVERSE 02614 tire dry rot and corrosion. Cove r --......_._ Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) CABLES, A WEAK A(_,WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 26 Ke Nut Hex Bolt TO REMOVE Terminal Access --;_ Terminal Guard HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. Positive (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts TO REPLACE FUSE cause running, Hood Headlight Wire Connector or wiring section. Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. 27 ENGINE of fuel to the engine mixture. Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST CABLE THROTTLE PRELIMINARY SETTING CONTROL FINAL TO ADJUST - SETTING - 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 counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. Governor Plate 4. Move throttle TEST control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Throttle Screw fuel/air 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. 2. Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). ACCELERATION Holes "A" a richer IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. 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. Governor Lever giving Cable CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: _Throttle Lever 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 Idle Mixture Valve With Limiter 28 Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. AI:_WARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. 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- 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 (See "CLEANING" section of this manual). Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE OIL Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. 2. BATTERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in 3. 4. 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 from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois- • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. 29 and exhaust areas are still warm. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Will CAUSE not start CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 2. Hard to start 3. 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. before 1. Dirty air filter. 2. Bad spark plug. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Dirty fuel filter. 5. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 1. Brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faulty solenoid or starter. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). Loss of power Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes in 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. 5. 6. 7. 8. but ENGINE" 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine clicks will not start Fill fuel tank. See "TO START attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Check all wiring. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 6. 7. Engine will not turn over 1. 2. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Check all wiring. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other qualified Depress brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Cutting fast. 1. 2. 3. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. 5. Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty oil. 30 center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. Weak or dead battery. 2. Corroded battery terminals. 3. Loose or damaged wiring. 4. Faulty solenoid or starter. too much grass/too service service center. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Raise cutting height/reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower 4. 5. housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM Loss of power (continued) CAUSE 5. 6. Low oil level/dirty oil. Faulty spark plug. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 7. 8. 9. Water in fuel. 9. 10. Spark 11. 12. 13. 14. Excessive vibration plug wire loose. 10. Dirty engine air screen/fins. Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 2. 3. Loose/damaged qualified service center. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. . 1. qualified part(s). Reverse operation system (ROS) is not "ON" while mower or other attachment is engaged. service center. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Contact a Sears or other 1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See Operation section. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. . operator leaves seat with attachment clutch Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service and Adjustments section. Contact a Sears or other 15. Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine dies when tractor is shifted into reverse Engine continues to run when CORRECTION Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center. engaged Poor cut - uneven . 2. 3. 4. 5. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1. Mower 2. 3. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower 4. housing. Contact a Sears or other 5. qualified service center. Clean around mandrels to deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. and Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM Mower blades not rotate will CORRECTION 1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. 4. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace 3. 4. Replace idler pulley. Contact a Sears or other qualified Poor grass discharge 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower 5. Low/uneven 6. Worn, 7. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. 8. 9. deck not level. tire air pressure. bent or loose blade. 10. Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 1. mower drive belt. service Place throttle center. 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 housing. Replace mower drive belt. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10. Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 8. 9. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Light switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. 1. Turn light switch "ON". 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). 3. Check/replace light switch. 4. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. 1. 2. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. 3. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 4. Replace alternator. 1. Freewheel 1. Place freewheel 2. "engaged" position. Replace motion drive belt. 3. Purge transmission. Loss of drive 2. 3. Engine "backfires' when turning engine "OFF" . control in "disengaged" position. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. Engine throttle control not set between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. 32 . Move throttle control in control between half and full speed (fast) position before stopping engine. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 SCHEMATIC 02843 193389 _BATTERY ................. o,l,l,s SOLENOID DISENGAGED) WHITE I I I I CLUTCH/ BRAKE (PEDALUP) GRAY J NSlT Tgo%,% BLACK I '-7 _ #% I BLACK O SHORTING CONNECTOR @ _cK W.TE _ ('# IGNIT I_l_ _ UNIT ] _0 L .... _ FUELSHBT-OFF SOLENOID 7 J ON HOUR METER SPARK PLUGS GAP 12PLUGS O TWIN o CYL. ENGINES) ]C} ill (IF SO EQUIPPED) _ RED / , " i _ \ !\ \\ _ T # I llr P \ REGULATOR h [ __v L_ _L_ / /_ / // -_ IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT OFF M+G+A1 RUN/OVERRIDE B+A1 RUN B+A1 START B + S + A1 "MAKE" L+A2 i ALTERNATOR;; i (REGULATOR OlSCONIECTEO) [ LIGHTSW ' _ _-_- wF YELLOW I .... ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. -_ NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS _. _ REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS i /_ / / 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 02843 WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. 33 WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. / TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 ELECTRICAL 22 / \ i 41 40 26 / \ \ \ \ \ \ / ! i / / i i i / i 30 i I ( 50_ 52 29 11 I • I I I 12 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 Battery Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray Battery Bolt Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 175688 4152J 8860R 146148 175158 73510400 145491 192749 Harness Light Bulb Light Cable Starter Cable Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Cable Ground Switch Seat 30 33 34 40 41 42 43 45 50 52 55 79 193350 140403 110712X 193389 17720408 131563 178861 122822X 174652 141940 17490508 175242 Switch Ignition Key Molded Switch Light / Reset Harness Ignition ScrewThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Switch PTO Protection Wire Loop Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 92 93 94 193465 192540 191834 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0 Module Reverse ROS uric NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 217 278 31 209.-_ 54 58 / 54 j158 F209 209 209 6O / t 44 60 37 >209 / 209 14 74 209 206 chassis-stealth.stlt 21 209 36 TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 9 10 11 13 14 174619 176554 193636X428 72140608 167203 188702X010 17490608 Chassis Drawbar Dash Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1 Panel Dash LH Panel Dash RH Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 17 20 26 28 29 30 175260X428 162026 STD541437 174515X428 161840 192395X428 Hood Assembly Plate Battery Locknut Hex with insert Grille Lens Bar Fender/Footrest 31 37 38 54 58 59 60 64 74 90 142 143 144 145 154 155 139976 17490508 175710 192512 175351 187495 STD533707 174997 STD541437 124346X 175702 186689 175582 156524 161897 161900 Bracket Fender/Support ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x 1/2TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Screw Hex Wshd 10-32 x 5/8 Duct Hood Bushing 1.375 OD Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4 Dash Lower Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4 Plate Reinforcement Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh 158 159 161 206 209 217 162037 191120X428 164655 170165 17000612 179132X428 Parking Brake Bkrt Cupholder Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Console Fuel Window 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3/4 Single 3/8-16 unc Lead-Hex NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 GROUND DRIVE 202 150 48 151 51 32 36 52 5 36 35 32 16 53 30 16 \@ 29-_. 55 84 i 16 77 75, 73 16 76 26 drive-hydro, stlt 59 38 TRACTOR GROUND KEY NO. 1 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 DRIVE PART NO. --- DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Transaxle, HydroGear, Model Number 314-0510 (See Break down) Rod Shift Fend. Clutch Electric Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 61 62 63 65 66 69 17120614 123533X 174607 10040700 154778 142432 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 169183 169182 137057 121749X 12000001 123583X 121748X 165596 165711 DESCRIPTION Screw 3/8-16 x .875 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine Washer Keeper Belt Engine Screw Hew Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 uric Strap Torque LH Strap Torque RH Spacer, Axle Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. E-Ring Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 8 9 10 192502 180505 76020416 14 15 16 17 10040400 74490544 73800500 126197X 19 20 73800600 173937 21 106933X Washer Lock Hvy 1/4 Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5116-18 unc Washer 1-1/20D x 15t32 ID x .250 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 318-16 uric Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Thr. Knob 22 23 169498 190736 Rod, Brake Bracket Anti-Rotation 83 84 19171216 169594 Shaft Assy. Cross Taper Spring Torsion Washer 17/32 x 314 x 16 Ga. Link Transaxle 24 25 26 27 73350600 106888X 19131316 76020412 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 118 x 3/4 CAD. 89 95 96 112 192387X428 170201 4497H 19091210 Console, Shift Rod Bypass Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad Washer 9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. 28 29 30 32 175765 124236X 169592 74760512 Rod, Parking Brake Knob Brake Parking Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 120 150 151 156 73900600 175456 19133210 166002 34 35 36 37 38 39 175578 120183X 19211616 1572H 179114 72110622 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Composite Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 uric x 2-3/4 Gr. 5 158 159 161 162 163 165 165589 183900 72140406 73680400 74780416 165623 Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. Washer 5t16 ID x 1.0 x .125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift 41 47 48 49 50 51 175556 127783 154407 123205X 72110612 73680600 Keeper, Belt Idler Flat Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl Retainer, Belt Bolt Nut Crownlock 318-16 unc 166 168 169 197 198 199 17490510 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 uric Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uric x 1 Gr. 5 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5t16-18 x 5t8 Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561 Plate Fastener Cross Shf. Nyliner Snap-in 5/8 ID Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 uric 52 53 55 56 73680500 105710X 105709X 17060620 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Screw 3t8-16 x 1-1/4 200 202 254 263 72140508 72110614 17000616 17000612 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 uric x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Screw 3/8-16 x 1 Screw 3t8-16 x .75 57 59 140294 169691 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span unc x 3/4 uric NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 39 .......... __ ¢ ¢ 67 68 67 J J 46 13 6 .... 65 46 .6 28 30 is .1 .... ---_ steering 40 stealth prem 13 TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 186094X428 184706 Wheel Steering Axle Asm 3 4 5 6 169840 169839 6266H 121748X Spindle Spindle Bearing Washer 8 10 11 12 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 12000029 175121 STD551137 73940800 136518 145212 177883 126847X 19131416 17000612 76020412 130465 155105 152927 186095X428 19183812 73540600 Ring Klip #t5304-75 Link Drag Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf Spacer Bearing Axle Front Nut Hex Flange Lock Shaft Asm Steering Bushing Link Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Rod Tie Bushing Strg Screw Insert Cap Strg Wh Washer 9/16 ID x 2-3/80D 12 Ga. Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 41 42 43 46 65 67 68 71 82 87 88 91 95 186737 163888X428 121749X 184946X505 160367 72110618 169827 175146 169835 173966 175118 175553 188967 Adaptor Wheel Strg Boot Steering Washer 25/32 1 1/4 x 16 Ga. Cap Spindle Spacer Brace Axle Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4 Axle Brace Steering Asm. Bracket Susp. Chassis Front Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15 Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc Clip Steering Washer Harden .793 x 1.637 x .060 Asm Asm Race 25/32 LH RH Thrust Harden x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 ENGINE 2 1 14 38 13 "81 17 17 32 33 112 33 23 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 175437X505 191611 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 17 23 25 149723 160589 159955 171877 162797 165391 148456 17060624 169837 18776X505 engine-bs intek-twini41 DESCRIPTION Control Throttle/Choke Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex Engine B&S Model 445677-0413-E1 (See Breakdown) Muffler Exhaust Tube RH Exhaust Tube LH Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/sems Shield Browning Muffler Gasket Tube Drain Oil Easy Screw 3/8-16 x 1 SMGML-1t2 Shield Heat Control Choke KEY NO. PART NO. 29 31 32 33 37 38 41 45 72 81 112 137180 179022 179124X428 123487X 8543R 181654 139277 17000612 183906 73510400 3645J DESCRIPTION Kit Spark Arrestor(Flat Tank Fuel Cap Asm Fuel Clamp Hose Black Line Fuel Scrn) Plug Drain Oil Easy Stem Tank Fuel Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw Socket Head 5116-18 x 1 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bushing unc NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 I I 9 5 22 21 seat Itknob 14 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 180598 180166 STD523710 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 180186 166369 174648 Seat Bracket Pivot Fender Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga Clip Push-in Nut Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc Spring Seat Cprsn Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 24 25 121248X 72050412 121249X 123740X 123976X 124238X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Spacer Split Spring Cprsn Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc Cap Spring Seat Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 uric Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 DECALS 11 16 7 9 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 20 15 14 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 187407 138047 194023 194024 194027 193654 179128 195880 156439 189637 172331 133644 160396 WHEELS 2 _ DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal 15 16 18 20 21 23 ----- 187408 164065 193307 149516 194025 189684 166960 184310X428 18431 lX428 199068 -- 199069 Reflector LH Battery Diehard Sears Hood RH Hood LH Fender Craftsman Dash Deck Caution Replacement Hood Fender Danger Panel Dash Decal Mower Heavy-Duty Decal Replacement Parts Decal V-Belt Schematic KEY PART NO. NO. & TIRES 5,8 4,10 7 11 wheel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 59192 65139 106222X 59904 106732X417 278H 9040H 8 9 10 11 -- 106108X417 138468 7152J 104757X428 144334 DESCRIPTION Decal Reflector RH Decal Steering Wheel Decal Fender Opr. Decal Battery Decal Hood Side Panel Decal Engine Decal By-Pass Pad Footrest LH Pad Footrest RH Manual Owner's English Manual Owner's Spanish DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service item Only) Rim Asm 6" front Service Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8" rear Service Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 C Service Tube Rear (Service Item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00 Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 1 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 LIFT ASSEMBLY 3 13 6 5 4 13 19 2O \ _ _) 2o 18 16 17\ 20 \ \\ 19 lift-rh,1 piece KEY NO. PART NO. KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO, NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 15 197980 198070 188822 12000002 19211621 120183X 175830 139865 139866 STD624008 173288 Plunger Assembly Shaft Assembly, Lift Pin Groove E-Ring Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing Nylon Grip Handle Fluted Link Lift LH. Link Lift R.H. Retainer Spring Link Front Susp 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 73350800 175689 73800800 139868 194209 169865 73540600 Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 unc Trunnion Front Susp Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 uric Arm Asm Suspension Mower Pin Cotter 7/16 Bow Tie Lock Bearing Pivot Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: 45 All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given 3 in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 MOWER DECK 144 ,H-4s 40J_ 59 148 55 140- \ 117 1" 113 2 21 34 2 J 23 24 , 138 <, 6 27 29 18 149 5 6 19_ 21 42 46 D,elec.t-path.adjwl.stlt 3 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 MOWER DECK KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 182032 STD533107 138017 165460 STD624008 178024 850857 STD551137 140296 Mower Housing Bolt Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Retainer Spring Bar Sway Deck Bolt Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer Lock Washer Hardened 56 59 61 68 92 113 116 117 118 165723 141043 174882 174883 STD541437 17000510 4898H 188606 73930600 11 138971 (The following blades Blade42" Hi-Lift 119 129 19121414 19131312 - - 134149 -- 139775 130 131 134 135 STD523710 STD533710 156941 159765 13 137645 136 138 155986 159763 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 23 128774 110485X 174493 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 177563 (For bagging or discharge) Blade 42" Mulching STD (For mulching mowers only) Blade 42" Mulching Premium (For better wear when mulching) Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented (Incl. Key Number 6) Housing Mandrel Vented Bearing Ball Mandrel Stripper Mower Deck Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt Shoulder Baffle Vortex Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 uric Bracket Deflector 139 159767 Bracket RH Asm Wheel Gauge Front 140 159768 Asm Wheel Gauge Front 143 144 145 157109 158634 165888 Bracket LH Bracket 24 25 26 27 28 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 Cap Sleeve Spring Torsion Deflector Nut Push Shield Deflector Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. 146 148 149 150 159 171977 169022 165898 19091210 STD533717 29 30 31 32 33 34 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 STD533717 Rod Hinge ScrewThdrol Rolling Washer Spacer Pulley Mandrel Nut Toplock Flanged Bolt 184 - - 19131410 130794 - - 181542 36 40 44 45 46 54 55 131494 73900600 140088 STD624003 137729 178515 155046 Pulley Idler Flat Nut Lock 3/8-16 unc Guard Mandrel LH. Retainer ScrewThd. Roll 1/4-20 Washer Hardened Arm Idler are available) Wsh Hd x 5/8 DESCRIPTION Spacer Retainer Guard Tuv Idler (94) Spring Ext Elect Clutch V-Belt Locknut Hex WlWsh 3/8-16 Screw 5t16-18 Bolt Shoulder unc Wheel Gauge Nut Crownlock 3/8-1 Washer 13t32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1Gr. 5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1 Pin Head Rivet Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear LH Bar Adjusting Gauge Wheel Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear RH Arm idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carraige Idler Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga. Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Washer 3/8 unc x 1-3/4 Mandrel Assembly (includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware only-pulley not included) Replacement Mower, Complete (Std. Deck-Order separately gauge wheels 5, 116-119, 134, 136). NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 .-r ..< 13 122426 119. 0 Q rll 120j128 88 _85 ;g --I \ z_ 12 x-. r- I mO , ZI ! 109 ! o_ _o m r-_ (30 / 81 77 900 m z rc _z mc mN 79 73 _w _m 19 1'7 _57 2\ 16 124 12 6_ _127 32 ",4 35 64 93 27 \ 48 59 60 63 58 125 107 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z 59 60 61 62 63 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring - Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X 12mm 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 189386 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 16 170362 Hex Flange 24X0.75 5t16- 72 73 170418 142884 17 18 19 23 24 27 28 29 30 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 31 170371 Sleeve .625 81 82 170423 170424 32 170389 33 142991 SleeveBearing(Outboard) .75xl .750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d Thk 83 84 85 161162 170425 170426 34 35 36 37 38 39 170390 170391 170392 150792 150793 150809 Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft 86 87 88 90 93 107 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 40 41 42 43 44 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 108 170433 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170202 170403 170404 109 111 112 113 116 119 120 121 170434 170435 170436 170437 170438 170439 170440 170441 122 123 124 170442 170443 170444 53 54 55 56 57 58 170405 170406 142977 142978 Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 518 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke 125 126 127 900 170445 170446 170447 166768 170407 Head Screw Bearing .75 X 1.575 X X .13 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 WlPatch, SpecialFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5116-24Unjf(Nylon insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316x 1.50x. 1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5132 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer, Motor Shaft •71idx1.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon insert) Washer, Bellevilie Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Transaxle Complete dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677 TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1 50 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677 TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1 8_648 I 883_ 883 35_ 35_ 36 1029 1022 1022_ 36_1029_ 1100 _ 798 _ 914_ 387_ v 628" 9180 121 CARBURETOR _ OVERHAUL Krl 1123_-_ 1124_ 276_ 105_ 16_ I-_ 1411231,I I_ _=:_ _ 6 _163 552@ 114211128|_ I 104 = 552A8 552A_ 633@ 987_ 51 /o_o_ol 1342@ 1_2_,_1_ 11230 691 ÷ 672_ 1123_ 1124_ 150_ 160 _;_ 117_" 1421 I I 150_ 9_o_ I I 133[ _@ ' I I 9751/O 137_ 1127_ 276.___ ,1.___1 _I 137 0 _ _ 11351/_ 1124 117A _" ___ _;___ io 1353_) _E'I' 51 _ 914 1251 1370 51 __j I 2760 987@ 633@ 51 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275684 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677 TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1 11329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE I 789A 74It 1054_ 7[_ lO7O 1005'__ 332_ 75_ 4O5 11330 REPAIR 695 MANUAL J 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 334_ 163 1022 363_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3 2o_ 883 783 513_ 276 C_ 9 _ 1 @ 797 8680 51 803 943 Q 842@_ 691 524 © 1o! 801 697_l_ 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677 TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 150 690995 699727 691001 1 699753 Cylinder 2 3 4 5 5A 7 499585 391086 699747 693998 693999 693997 160 163 165 187 187A o+ Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) Sump-Engine Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) Gasket-Cylinder Head 8 9 499601 690937 • Breather Assembly Gasket-Breather 188 192 10 11 12 691108 690942 697227 Assembly) • Screw (Breather Tube-Breather Gasket-Crankcase 209 211 212 13 15 15A 16 791130 690946 691680 790136 Screw (Cylinder Plug-Oil Drain Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Head) 20 22 23 24 25 26 690947 694966 691053 222698 694003 694007 694004 • • Assembly 213 216 219 220 Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover) Flywheel Key-Flywheel Piston Assembly (Standard) Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize) Ring Set (Standard) 222 227 231 240 250 252 265 27 694008 690975 Ring Set (.020" Oversize) Lock-Piston Pin 267 276 28 29 32 33 34 690229 499583 690976 499596 697464 Pin-Piston (Standard) Rod-Connecting (Standard) Screw (Connecting Rod) Valve-Exhaust Valve-Intake 287 304 305 305A 309 35 36 42 45 46 48 50 690963 690963 499586 690977 790562 698172 695241 Spring-Valve (Intake) Spring-Valve (Exhaust) Keeper-Valve Tappet-Valve Camshaft Short Block Manifold-Intake 310 311 332 333 334 337 358 51 690950 53 54 54A 73 74 75 690951 695239 699816 494439 698425 691056 Stud (Carburetor) Screw (intake Manifold) Screw (intake Manifold) Screen-Rotating Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Flywheel) 383 385 387 404 405 418 89 95 98 104 105 108 690283 690718 699721 694918 698537 699723 Plug-Oil Screw (Throttle Valve) Kit-Idle Speed Pin-Float Hinge Valve-Float Needle Valve-Choke 431 445 447 447A 467 467A 117 117A 121 125 699494 699495 699734 699709 Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (Standard) Kit-Carburetor Overhaul Carburetor 474 501 505 510 130 131 133 135 690993 499805 699724 699729 Valve-Throttle Kit-Throttle Shaft Float-Carburetor Tube-Fuel Transfer 513 137 146 690994 690979 oO:1: Gasket-Intake O O O_ Gasket-Float Key-Timing 363 O Bowl + DESCRIPTION O:1: Gasket-Nozzle Retainer-Solenoid ,+ Gasket-Air Cleaner 693148 691049 Nut (Ring Gear) Line-Fuel 691050 Line-Fuel 691108 690083 697674 691019 695238 691021 691022 698231 Screw (Control Adjuster-Rocker Spring-Governor Spring-Governed Link-Governor Bracket-Choke Link-Choke Gear-Governor 690412 698761 Washer (Governor Bracket-Control 691048 Lever-Governor 690718 691035 690957 690956 Screw (Choke Valve) Filter-Fuel Retainer-Breather Collector-Oil 691024 Clamp-Casing 695134 690997 691108 790688 691005 790690 691262 Bracket) Arm Idle Control Gear) Control Screw (Casing Clamp) Washer-Sealing Screw (Dipstick/Tube Assembly) Housing-Blower Screw (Blower Housing) Screw (Blower Housing) Motor-Starter ,O$ 691263 497608 Screw (Starter Brush Set 691059 691060 691061 691043 694012 691062 Nut (Flywheel) Armature-Magneto Screw (Magneto Armature) Spark Plug Gasket Set-Engine Puller-Flywheel 690966 690960 808656 690442 697820 690999 790816 Wrench-Spark Plug Screw (Fuel Pump) Pump-Fuel Washer (Governor Crank) Screw (Back Plate) Plate-Carburetor Elbow-Intake 499486 691003 691108 691008 790697 696458 Filter-Air Cleaner Screw (Air Guide Screw (Air Guide Knob-Air Cleaner Knob-Air Cleaner Alternator 691185 Regulator 691029 497606 Nut (Governor Drive-Starter 692024 Clutch-Drive included included included included in in in in Motor) Cartridge Cover) Cover) Control Lever) Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 Carburetor Overhaul Kit,Key.No.121 Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.977 Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095 NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 (Cut to Required Length) dimensions given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275684 BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677 TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 523 524 525 526 544 691036 691032 691037 691108 • DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. Dipstick SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube) Tube-Dipstick Screw (Regulator) Armature-Starter (Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor 967 968 975 977 987 1005 273638 790689 499810 699735 691000 790698 1013 1017 1019 1022 1023 690954 690770 693995 690971 499599 1023A 1024 1026 499600 499054 690981 552 552A 562 573 690552 690553 690311 691009 Only) Bushing-Governor Crank Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Control Lever) Plate-Back 601 615 616 691038 698290 691045 Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Crank-Governor 617 628 633 635 654 668 672 691 697891 690960 690998 66538 690958 691215 690234 690657 SeaI-O Ring (intake Manifold) Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket) Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft Boot-Sparkplug Nut (Carburetor) Spacer Gasket-Carburetor Plate Seal-Governor Shaft 1026A 1027 1029 1035 1036 1051 1054 1058 690982 492932 690972 691042 790625 691265 280275 275475 695 697 703 718 726 693149 690372 691010 690959 499612 Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Drive Cap) Clip Pin-Locating Gear-Ring 1070 1090 1095 1100 1119 690372 691293 694013 690973 691183 741 742 750 783 690980 690328 696999 693058 Gear-Timing Retainer-E Ring Screw (Oil Pump Cover) Gear-Pinion 1123 1124 1126 1128 699725 690988 690991 690990 788 691039 Bracket-Fuel 1329 789 789A 797 797A 798 801 802 803 698330 696576 691029 693167 697890 691283 691286 Harness-Wiring Harness-Wiring Nut (Brush Retainer) Nut (Brush Retainer) Screw (Rocker Arm) Cap-Drive Cap-End Housing-Starter (Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor 842 691031 847 851 855 865 865A 865B 499602 493880 691011 691012 691014 691015 868 877 690968 399916 o+ Seal-Valve Wire/Connector-Alternator 883 690970 o+ Gasket-Exhaust 914 918 691127 694000 Screw (Rocker Hose-Vacuum Arm 929 695239 Screw (Choke Control 929A 943 947 691003 690589 699728 965 499613 O$ O$ • • SeaI-O Shaft Pump • 1330 1342 1353 O$ Cleaner Cleaner Bowl-Float Gasket Set-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft Fan-Flywheel Nipple-Oil Filter o+ Screen-Oil Pump Kit-Label Gasket-Rocker Cover Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder Pump-Oil Rod-Push (Steel) Rod-Push Filter-Oil 1) 2) (Aluminum) Arm-Rocker Shaft-Pump Label-Emission Ring-Retaining Cable-Tie Owner's Manual Screw (Flywheel Retainer-Brush Fan) Set-Valve Gasket Pivot-Rocker Arm aS Screw (Alternator) SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer) SeaI-O Ring (Fuel Transfer Tube) Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube) Screw (Carburetor Nozzle) 445777-0027Replacement Engine (If original engine is equipped with a six pin wiring harness transfer to the replacement engine. Transfer muffler and/or spark arrestor assembly from the O 273521 699731 parts as required. Transfer oil sensor to the replacement engine). Repair Manual Extension-Fuel Transfer Tube 699725 SeaI-O Ring (Fuel Transfer Tube Extension) 1) 2) O + Included Included 121 in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358 in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No. Included Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.977 in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095 Cover) NOTE: All component 1 inch = 25.4 mm Bracket) Screw (Choke Control Bracket) SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover) Solenoid-Fuel Cover-Oil Filter-Pre Cover-Air original engine if suitable for additional service or add new Only) Ring (Dipstick) Assembly-Dipstick/Tube Terminal-Spark Plug Adapter-Air Cleaner Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder Cover-Air Guide DESCRIPTION Pump 54 dimensions given in U.S. inches SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL O1 O1 15 DEGREES MAX. _b down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate tractor and slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns your gradually to up prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. I,Fold thispage along dotted lineindicatedabove. 2. Hold page before you so that its _eft edge is vertically para[te[ to a tree trunk or other upright structure, 3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure. 4. Compare the angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl. 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. For Sears professional installation of home appliances and items like garage door openers and water heaters. 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663) www.sears.com Anytime, day or night (U.S.A. and Canada) www.sears.ca Our Home For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call or go on-line for the nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night (U,S,A, only) www.sears.com To purchase a protection or maintenance agreement (Canada) 1-800-827-6655 (U.S.A.) 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