Craftsman 917.379510 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
6.75 HORSEPOWER
22" REAR DISCHARGE
POWER PROPELLED
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Model No.
917.379510
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
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Espa_ol
Repair Parts
NOTE: Engines which are certified to comply with California and U.S. EPA emission regulations
for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment), are certified to operate on regular unleadedgasoline,
and include the following emission control systems: Engine Modiflcatton (EM), and Three-way
Catalyst (TWC) (If so equipped).
AVISO: Los motores homologados para cumplir con la reglamentacibn sobre emisiones de
California y de la Agencia de Protecoibn Ambiental estadounidense (EPA) para equipos
pequerios no circulantes (SORE) funcionan con gasolina normal sin plomo, e incluyen los
siguientes sistemas de control de emisiones: mediflcacibn del motor (EM) y catalizador de triple
accibn (TWC) (en caso de tenerlo).
The D.O.M. decal includes engine life specifications for the emissions-related useful life period of
_our engine. This period relates to the emission compliance life as certified by EPNCARB. To
nd the fe period specification for your engine, please match one of the following letters with the
letter printed on your D.O.M. decah (C) 125 hours, (B) 250 hours, (A) 500 hours.
La calcomania D.O.M. incluye especiflcaciones sobre la duracibn del motor para el perlodo de
vida 5til de su motor relaccionado con emisiones. Este periodo se relaciona con la duraci6n en
conformidad con las emisiones seg_n Io certificado por EPNCARB. Para haltar la especificacibn
del periodo de vida de su motor, mire cudl de las siguientes letrss viene impresa en su
calcomania D.OM.: (C) 125 horas, (B) 250 horas, (A) 500 horas.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 2
Assembly .............................................. 5
Operation .............................................. 6
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 10
Maintenance ....................................... 10
Product Specifications ........................ 11
Service and Adjustments .................... 14
Storage ............................................... 16
Troubleshooting ................................. 17
Repair Parts ........................................ 37
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER
For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in
the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship.
if this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty
applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as rotary mower
blades, blade adapters, belts, air cleaners and spark plug.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent
crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower to the nearest
Sears Service Center/Department in the United States. This warranty applies only
while this product is in use in the United States.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
I. GENERAL OPERATION
people before mowing. Stop machine if
• Read, understand, and follow all
anyone enters the area.
instructionson the machine and in the
• Do not operate the mower when
manual(s) before starting. Be thorbarefoot or wearing open sandals.
oughly familiar with the controls and the
Always wear substantial foot wear.
proper use of the machine before
• Do not pull mower backwards unless
starting.
absolutely necessary. Always look
down and behind before and while
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
moving backwards.
rotating parts. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times.
• Do not operate the mower without
• Only allow responsible individuals, who
proper guards, plates, grass catcher or
are familiar with the instructions, to
other safety protective devices in
operate the machine.
place.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, • See manufacturer's instructions for
proper operation and installafion of
toys, wire, bones, sticks, etc., which
accessories. Only use accessories
could be picked up and thrown by the
blade.
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approved by the manufacturer.
•
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel
drives, walks, or roads.
• Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the equipment, before cleaning
the mower or unclogging the chute.
• Shut the engine (motor) off and wait
until the blade comes to complete stop
before removing grass catcher.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Never operate machine in wet grass.
Always be sure of your footing: keep a
firm hold on the handle and walk; never
run.
• Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive clutch on mowers so
equipped before starting the engine
(motor).
• If the equipment should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the engine (motor)
and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble.
• Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when
operating mower.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to slip
and fall accidents which can result in
severe injury. All slopes require extra
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do
not mow it.
DO:
• Mow across the face of slopes: never
up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
DO NOT:
• Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments. The operator could lose
footing or balance.
• Do not trim excessively steep slopes.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
footing could cause slipping.
Ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the trimming area
end under the watchful care of another 3
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and while walking backwards,
look behind and down for small
children.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive,
-Use only an approved container.
-Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
-Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine (motor) running. Disconnect
the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental starting.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never attempt to make wheel height
adjustments while the engine (motor) is
running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governor
setting or overspeed the engine.
ALook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!H YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
AWARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
A WARNING: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_. CAUTION: Muffler and other engine
parts become extremely hot during
operation and remain hot after engine
has stopped. To avoid severe burns on
contact, stay away from these areas.
A,WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are not
shipped with your mower. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and
service centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you
provide the model number of your lawn mower. Some of these accessories may not
apply to your lawn mower.
LAWN MOWER PERFORMANCE
CLIPPING DEFLECTOR
FOR REAR DISCHARGE LAWN MOWERS
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GRASS
CATCHERS
FOR
MULCHER KITS
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CATCHERS
FOR
SlOE DISCHARGE
LAWN MOWERS
LAWN MOWERS
NEAR
DISCHARGE
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GRASS
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STABILIZER
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GAS CANS
LAWN MOWER MAINTENANCE
MUFFLERS
BELTS
AIR FILTERS
BLADES
BLADE
ADAPTERS
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SPARK
WHEELS
ENGINE
PLUGS
OIL
Read these instructions and this manual
in itsentirety before you attempt to
assemble or operate your new lawn
mower.
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is
shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in
the engine.
Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception
of those parts left unassembled for
shipping purposes. All parts such as nuts,
washers, bolts, etc., necessary to complete the assembly have been placed in
the parts bag. To ensure safe and proper
operation of your lawn mower, all parts
and hardware you assemble must be
tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to ensure proper tightness.
TO REMOVE LAWN MOWER FROM
CARTON
control bar
Upper
Lift u
position
Lower handle
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to
be used as a mulcher. To convert to
bagging or discharging:
Open rear door and remove mulcher
plug. Store mulcher plug in a safe
place.
You can now install catcher or
optional clipping deflector.
To return to mulching operation, install
mulcher plug into discharge opening
of mower.
_CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower
without mulcher plug in place or approved clipping deflector or grass catcher
in place. Never attempt to operate the
lawn mower with the rear door removed
or propped open.
1. Remove loose parts included with
mower.
2. Cut down two end corners of carton
and lay end panel down fiat.
3. Remove all packing materials except
padding between upper and lower
handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
4. Roll lawn mower out of carton and
check carton thorougly for additional
loose parts.
HOWTO SET UPYOUR LAWN
MOWER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE
IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage control cables.
1. Raise handles until lower handle
section locks into place in mowing
position.
2. Remove protective padding, raise
upper handle section into place on
lower handle and tighten both handle
knobs.
3. Remove handle padding holding
operator presence control bar to
upper handle.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowingcomfort. Refer to "ADJUST HANDLE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
Mulcher
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KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself
with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future
reference.
These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the
product, Learn and understand their meaning.
CAUTION
OR WARNING
ENGINE
ON
ENGINE
OFF
FAST
SLOW
Enginezone controlcable
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CHOKE
FUEL
OIL
DANGER, KEEPHANDS
AND FEET AWAY
Operator presence control bar
Ddve control lever
Starter handle
Handle knob
Gasoline cap
Primer
Housing
cover
Engine oil
cap w/
dipstick
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is
shipped WITHOUT OLLOR GASOLINE in
the engine.
Wheel adjuster
(oneachwheel)
MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Sears rotarywalk-behindIx_ver lawn moanersconfenn to the safety standardsof the Amedcan
Na_onalStandards Instituteand the U.S. ConsumerProductSafetyCommission.The 1:4ade
tums when the ermineis runnin_l.
Drive control lever - used to engage
Operator presence control bar - must
be held down to the handle to start the
power-propelled forward motion of lawn
mower.
engine, Release to stop the engine.
Mulcher plug - must be removed to
Primer - pumps additional fuel from the
convert to bagging or discharging
carburetor to the cylinder for use when
operation,
starting a cold engine.
Starter handle - used for starting the
engine,
The operation of any lawn
mower 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 lawn mower
or performing any adjustments or repairs.
We recommend a wide vision safety
mask over spectacles or standard safety
glasses.
HOWTO USEYOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
The engine speed was set at the factory
for optimum performance. Speed is not
adjustable.
ENGINE ZONE CONTROL
_I,CAUTION: Federal regulations require
an engine control to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the dsk
of blade contact injury. Do not under any
circumstances attempt to defeat the
function of the operator control The blade
turns when the engine is running.
• Your lawn mower is equipped with an
operator presence control bar which
requires the operator to be positioned
behind the lawn mower handle to start
and operate the lawn mower.
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
Raise wheels for low cut and lower
wheels for high cut, adjust cutting height
to suit your requirements. Medium
position is best for most lawns.
To change cutting height, squeeze
adjuster lever toward wheel. Move
wheel up or down to suityour requirements. Be sure all wheels are in the
same setting.
NOTE: Adjuster is properly positioned
when plate tab inserts into hole in lever.
Also, 9-position adjusters (if so equipped)
allow lever to be positioned between the
plate tabs.
PlateTab
TO ATTACH GRASS CATCHER
1. Lift the rear door of the lawn mower
and place the grass catcher frame
side hooks onto the door pivot pins.
2. The grass catcher is secured to the
lawn mower housing when the rear
door is lowered onto the grass catcher
frame.
_LCAUTION: Do not run your lawn
mower without clipping deflector or
approved grass catcher in place. Never
attempt to operate the lawn mower with
the rear door removed or propped open.
Rear door
Grass
catcher
handle
Pivot
pins
TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER
1. Lift up on grass catcher using the
frame handle.
2. Remove grass catcher with clippings
from under lawn mower handle.
3. Empty clippings from bag using both
frame handle and bag handle.
NOTE: Do not drag the bag when
emptying; it will cause unnecessary wear.
Bag handle
Grass
:archer
frame
handle
Lower Wheelsfor High Cut_t._.__IIP
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frame hook
_L!ver
Raise Wheels for Low Cut
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DRIVE CONTROL
• Self-propelling is controlled by holding
the operator presence control bar down
to the handle and pushing the drive
control lever forward until it clicks; then
releasing the lever.
• Forward motion will stop when the
operator presence control bar is
released. To stop forward motion
without stopping engine, release the
operator presence control bar slightly
until the drive control disengages. Hold
operator presence control bar down
against handle to continue mowing
without self-propelling.
• To keep drive control engaged when
turning corners, push down on handle
and lift front wheels off ground while
turning lawn mower.
Operatorpresencecontrol bar
Drive
,
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control
_i_WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_, CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
Engineoil cap
Gasolinefillercap
To engage
Drive control
ddvs control
disengaged
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
ADD OIL
Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in
the engine, Engine holds 20 oz. of oil.
For type and grade of oil to use, see
"ENGINE" in Maintenance section of this
manual.
1. Be sure lawnmower is level and area
around oil fill is clean,
2. Remove engine oil cap and fill to the
full line on the dipstick. Pour oil slowly.
Do net over fill.
NOTE: Allow oil to settle down into engine
for accurate reading. To read proper level,
tighten engine oil cap, then remove it to
read the dipstick.
3. Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten.
• Check oil level before each use. Add
oil if needed, Fill to full line on dipstick.
• Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or each season. You may
need to change the oil more often under
dusty, dirty conditions.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel
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freshness,
TO START ENGINE
NOTE: Due to protective coatings on the
engine, a small amount of smoke may be
present during the initial use of the
product and should be considered
normal.
1. To start a cold engine, push primer
three (3) times before trying to start.
Use a firm push. This step is not
usually necessary when starting an
engine which has already run for a
few minutes.
2. Hold operator presence control bar
down to the handle and pull starter
handle quickly. Do not allow starter
rope to snap back.
TO STOP ENGINE
• To stop engine, release operator
presence control bar.
NOTE: In cooler weather it may be
necessary to repeat priming steps. In
warmer weather over priming may cause
flooding and engine will not start. If you
do flood engine, wait a few minutes
before attempting to start and do not
repeat primingsteps.
MOWING TiPS
• Under certain conditions, such as very
tall grass, it may be necessary to raise
the height of cut to reduce pushing
effort and to keep from overloading the
engine and leaving clumps of grass
clippings. It may also be necessary to
reduce ground speed and/or run the
lawn mower over the area a second
time.
• For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the
width of cut by overlapping previously
cut path and mow slowly.
• For better grass bagging and most
cutting conditions, the engine speed
should be set in the fast position.
• When using a rear discharge lawn
mower in moist, heavy grass, clumps of
cut grass may not enter the grass
catcher. Reduce ground speed
(pushing speed) and/or run the lawn
mower over the area a second time.
• If a trail of clippings is left on the right
side of a rear discharge mower, mow in
a clockwise direction with a small
ovedap to collect the clippings on the
next pass.
• Pores in cloth grass catchers can
become filled with dirt and dust with use
and catchers will collect less grass. To
prevent this, regularly hose catcher off
with water and let dry before using.
• Keep top of engine around starter clear
and clean of grass clippings and chaff.
This will help engine air flow and
extend engine life.
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. See =CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrientsfor the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the lawn mower
cutting height so that the lawn mower
cuts off only the top one-third of the
grass blades. If the lawn is overgrown it
will be necessary to raise the height of
cut to reduce pushing effort and to keep
from overloading the engine and
leaving clumps of mulched grass. For
extremely heavy mulching, reduce your
width of cut by overlapping previously
cut path and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check fo_"Loose Fasteners
Cleanllnspect Grass Catcher
(If Equipppe)
Clean Lawn Mower
Clean Under Ddve Cover
(Power-Propelled MoweR)
Check drive Pelt/ ulleys
( Power_Propell_lPi owers )
SERVICE
DATES
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Check/Sperpen/Replace Blade
Lubrication Chart
Clean Batte_/Rechar e
IElectric Start Mowe_ !
Check Engine Oil Level
Chan_e En_line Oil
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Clean Air Filter
Inspect Muffler
Clean or Replace Spark Plug
I_ 2
t/
_eplace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
I_ 2
1 - Change more often when operating under a heaW Io_ador inhigh ambient temperatures
2 _ Service more often when operatingin dirtyor dusbJconditions¸
3 - Replace blades more o_en when mowi_j in sandy soil
4 - C_arge 48 hcum at e_d of season
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this lawn mower does
not cover items that have been subjected
to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain mower as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
unit.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year, replace the spark plug,
clean or replace air filter element and
check blade for wear. A new spark
plug and clean/new air filter element
assures proper air-fuel mixture and
helps your engine run better and last
longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in
this manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil bevel.
2, Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION CHART").
LUBRICATION CHART
_) Wheel adjuster
_
Engineoil
mounting pin
I_) Rear door hinge
I_) Refer to maintenance "Engine" section.
_) Spray lubricant
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease
plastic wheel 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
10graphite type lubricant sparingly.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
SERIAL NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
;ASOLINE CAPACITY/TYPE:
DILTYPE (API-SF-SJ):
1.5 QUARTS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL CAPACITY:
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F)
20 OZS.
SPARK PLUG (GAP: .045")
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
CHAMPION RJlgLM4
35-40 FT. LBS.
• The model and serial numbers will be found on a decal attached to the rear of the
lawn mower housing.Record both serial number and date of purchase in space
provided above.
LAWN MOWER
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
TIRES
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts. sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
BLADE CARE
For best results, mower blade must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
TO REMOVE BLADE
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
2. Turn lawn mower on its side. Make
sure air filter and carburetor are up.
3. Use a wood block between blade and
mower housing to prevent blade from
turning when removing blade bolt,
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
4. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
5. Remove blade and attaching hardware (bolt, lock washer and hardened
washer).
NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and
check the key inside hub of blade
adapter. The key must be in good condition to work properly. Replace adapter if
damaged.
TO REPLACE BLADE
1, Position the blade adapter on the
engine crankshaft. Be sure key in
adapter and crankshaft keyway are
aligned.
2, Position blade on the blade adapter
aligning the two (2) holes in the blade
with the raised lugs on the adapter.
3. Be sure the trailing edge of blade
(opposite sharp edge) is up toward
the engine,
4. Install the blade bolt with the lock
washer and hardened washer into
blade adapter and crankshaft.
5. Use block of wood between blade and
lawn mower housing and tighten the
blade bolt, turning clockwise.
• The recommended tightening torque is
35-40 ft. Ibs.
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Blade
adapter
Crankshaft
Key
keyway
Lockwasher __.
Hardened
washer
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Blade adapter
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause eventual damage to lawn mower
or engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a gdnding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, drive a nail
into a beam or wall. Leave about one
inch of the straight nail exposed. Place
center hole of blade over the head of
the nail. If blade is balanced, it should
remain in a horizontal position. If either
end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade
is balanced.
GRASS CATCHER
• The grass catcher may be hosed with
water, but must be dry when used.
• Check your grass catcher often for
damage or deterioration. Through
normal use it will wear. If catcher
needs replacing, replace only with a
manufacturer approved replacement
catcher. Give the lawn mower model
number when ordering.
DRIVE WHEELS
Check front drive wheels each time
before you mow to be sure they move
freely.
The wheels not turning freely means
trash, grass cuttings, etc. are in the drive
wheel area and must be cleaned to free
drive wheels.
If necessary to clean the drive wheels,
check both front wheels.
1. Remove hubcaps, hairpin cotters and
washers.
2. Remove wheels from wheel adjusters.
3. Remove any trash or grass cuttings
from inside the dust cover, pinion and/
or drive wheel gear teeth.
4. Put wheels back in place.
NOTE: If after cleaning, the drive wheels
do not turn freely, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
GEAR CASE
• To keep your drive system working
properly, the gear case and area
around the ddve should be kept clean
and free of trash build-up. Clean under
the drive cover twice a season.
• The gear case is filled with lubricant to
the proper level at the factory. The only
time the lubricant needs attention is if
service has been performed on the
gear case.
• If lubricant is required, use only Texaco
Starplex Premium 1 Grease, Part No.
750369. Do not substitute.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ,
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscoslty oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in
one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each five (5)
hours of continuous use. Tighten oil plug
securely each time you check the oil
level.
12
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to
drain oil, drain fuel tank by running
engine until fuel tank is empty.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
2. Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a
clean surface.
3. Tip lawn mower on its side as shown
and drain oil into a suitable container.
Rock lawn mower back and forth to
remove any oil trapped inside of
engine.
4, Wipe off any spilled oil on lawn mower
and on side of engine.
5. Fill engine with oil. (See "ADD OIL" in
the Operation section of this manual.)
6. Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
Container
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I
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly and may
be damaged by using a dirty air filter.
Replace the air filter every year or every
100 hours of operation, more often if you
mow in very dusty,dirty conditions. Do not
wash air filter.
TO CHANGE AIR FILTER
1, Remove the air filter by turning
clockwise to the stop and pull away
from collar.
2. Remove filter from inside of cover.
3. Clean the inside of the cover and the
collar to remove any dirt accumulation.
4. Insert new filter into cover.
5. Put air filter cover and filter into collar
aligning the tab with the slot.
6, Push in on cover and turn counterclockwise to tighten.
Turn
Collar
Clip
Air filter
MUFFLER
inspect and replace corroded muffler as it
could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
in Maintenance section of this manual.
CLEANING
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean the underside of
your mower after each use.
_CAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with the spark
plug.
• Clean the underside of your lawn
mower by scraping to remove build-up
of grass and trash.
• Clean engine often to keep trash from
accumulating. A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil,etc.
• We do not recommend usLnga garden
hose to clean lawn mower unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in
shortened engine life.
CLEAN UNDER DRIVE COVER
Clean under drive cover at least twice a
season. Scrape underside of cover with
putty knife or similar tool to remove any
build-up of trash or grass on underside of
drive cover.
clockwise to
remove
Tat
Air filter cover Turn counterclockwise to
tighten
13
ACAUTION: Before performing any
service or adjustments:
1. Release control bar and stop engine.
2. Make sure the blade and all moving
parts have completely stopped.
3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
LAWN MOWER
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT" in
the Operation section of this manual.
REAR DEFLECTOR
The rear deflector, attached between the
rear wheels of your mower, is provided to
minimize the possibilitythat objects will
be thrown out of the rear of the mower into
the operator mowing position. If the
deflector becomes damaged, it should be
replaced.
TO REMOVE/REPLACE DRIVE BELT
t. Remove drive cover. Remove belt
from gearease puney by pushing down
on pulley and rolling belt off it.
2. Turn lawn mower on its side with air
filter and carburetor up.
3. Remove blade.
4. Remove debris shield.
5. Remove belt from engine pulley on
crankshaft.
6. Install new belt by reversing above
steps.
7. Always use factory approved belt to
assure fit and long life,
TO ADJUST HANDLE
The handle can be mounted in a high or
low position. The mounting holes in the
bottom of lower handle are off center for
raising or lowering the handle.
1. Remove upper handle and all parts
attached to lower handle.
2. Remove hairpin cotters from lower
handle bracket mounting pin.
3. Squeeze lower handle in to remove it
from mounting pins.
4. Turn lower handle over to raise or
lower handle.
5. Squeeze lower handle in and position
holes onto mounting pins on handle
bracket.
6. Reassemble upper handle and a]l
parts removed from lower handle.
Lower
Rotate
Drive
Belt
Push
down
14
_
handle
TO ASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER
1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag
with rigid part of bag on the bottom.
Make sure the frame handle is outside
of the bag top.
2. Slip vinyl bindings over frame.
NOTE: If vinyl bindings are too stiff, hold
them in warm water for a few minutes. If
bag gets wet, let it dry before using.
_CAUTION:
Do not run your lawn mower
without clipping deflector or approved
grass catcher in place. Never attempt to
operate the lawn mower with the rear
door removed or propped open.
Catcher
frame
handle
Frame
opening
ENGINE
ENGINE SPEED
Your engine speed has been factory set.
Do not attempt to increase engine speed
or it may result in personal injury. If you
believe that the engine is running too fast
or too slow, take your lawn mower to a
Sears or other qualified service center for
repair and adjustment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor has a non-adjustable
fixed main jet for mixture control. If your
engine does not operate preperly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
lawn mower to a Sears or other qualified
service center for repair and/or adjustment.
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.
15
Immediately prepare your lawn mower for
storage at the end of the season or if the
unit will not be used for 30 days or more.
LAWN MOWER
When lawn mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire lawn mower (See
"CLEANING" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
2. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
3. Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws,
and pins are securely fastened.
Inspect moving parts for damage,
breakage and wear. Replace if
necessary.
4. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
HANDLE
You can fold your lawn mower handle for
storage.
1. Squeeze the bottom ends of the lower
handle toward each other until the
lower handle clears the handle
bracket, then move handle forward.
2. Loosen upper handle mounting bolts
enough to allow upper handle to be
folded back.
IMPORTANT: When folding the handle
for storage or transportation, be sure to
fold the handle as shown or you may
damage the control cables.
• When setting up your handle from the
storage position, the lower handle will
automatically lock into the mowing
position.
Sueeze to fold
Mounting
/
f
Operator presence
control bar
old
_
Upperhandle-.----_///
war_
Lower_handle
f/_ckward
Mowing
position
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
Handle
bracket
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
cotter
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil, (See "ENGINE" in
>L
the Maintenance section of this manual),
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug,
2, Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
3. Pull starter handle slowly a few times
to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug.
16
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 unit indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation to
form and will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover mower while
engone and exhaust areas are still warm.
• 1,CAUTION: Never store the lawn mower
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.
ROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Does not start
CORRECTION
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fuel.
3. Stale fuel.
4. Water in fuel.
5. Spark plug wire is
disconnected.
6. Bad spark plug.
7. Loose blade or broken
blade adapter.
8. Control bar in released
position.
9. Control bar defective.
Loss of power
1. Rear of lawn mower
housing or cutting blade
dragging in heavy grass.
2. Cutting too much grass.
3. Dirty air filter.
4. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
5. Too much oil in engine.
6, Walking speed too fast.
Poor cutuneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Wheel heights uneven.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
17
I 1. Cleanlreplace air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Drain tank and refill with
fresh clean fuel.
4. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor end refill tank
with fresh gasoline.
5. Connect wire to plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Tighten blade bolt or
replace blade adapter.
8. Depress control bar to
handle.
9. Replace control bar.
1. Set to "Higher Cut"
position.
2, Set to "Higher Cut"
position.
3. Clean/replace air filter.
4. Clean underside of mower
housing.
5. Check oil leveL.
6. Cut at slower walking
speed.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Set all wheels at same
height
3. Clean underside of
mower housing.
1, Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt,
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Starter rope hard
topull
CORRECTION
1. Engineflywhee_brake is on 1. Depress control bar to
when control bar is release(
upper handle before
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
3. Blade adapter broken.
4. Blade dragging in grass.
pul_ing starter rope.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Replace blade adapter.
4. Move lawn mower to cut
grass or to hard surface.
Loss of drive
1. Drive wheels not turning
with drLve control engaged,
2. Belt not driving
1. Adjust or replace drive
control cable,
2. Put belt on pulleys or
replace belts if broken.
Grass catcher
notfilling (if so
equipped)
1. Cutting height too low.
2. Lift on blade worn off.
3. Catcher not venting air.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Replace blade.
3. Clean grass catcher.
Hard to push
1. Grass is too high or wheel
height is too low.
2. Rear of lawn mower
housing or blade dragging
in grass,
3. Grass catcher too full.
4. Handle height position not
right for you.
1. Raise cutting height.
18
2. Raise rear of lawn mower
housing one (1) setting
higher.
3. Empty grass catcher.
4, Adjust handle height to
suit.
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14
61
32
F
16
12
20
31
3S
63
37
56
12
41
29
28
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ROTARY LAWN MOWER-- MODEL NUMBER 917.379510
KEY
NO.
1
2
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
20
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
37
38
39
40
41
44
PART
NO.
166860X479
175604
1S0425
66426
136376
146771
170947
128415
150050
54583
63601
156374)(479
700365X479
176695X479
140661x47g
14O54O
85543
87677
83923
57143
151138
142748
61651
750913X004
161961
170136X004
14663O
700325X037
150078
88348
173571)(479
17357ZX479
150406
172835
DESCRIPTION
Upper Handle
Engide Zone Contm_Cable
Mulcher Plug
WireTie
Handle Knob
Control Bar
Rear Door Kit (includes Key #71 & 72)
Pop Rivet
SelfTappingScrew #10-24x5/8
Hex Tapping Screw w/Seres 114-20 x 112
Nut 114 - 20
Back Plate
Side Baffle
Discharge Baffle
Rear Baffle
Rear Skirt
Engine Pulley
Hi-Pro Key #505
Hex Flange Nut
WaveWasher
Wheel
Shoulder Bolt 3/8-16 x 1
Spdng Washer
Axle Arm Assembly
Selector Knob
Selector Spring
Spacer
Wheel Adjusting Bracket
Thread Cutting Screw w/Seres B/16-18 x 3/4
Fidt washer 3/8
Handle Bracket AssembLy (Left)
Handle Bracket Assembly (Right)
Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/8
Lawn Mower Housir_g (Incl. Key #14, 15.51)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
58
59
61
62
64
851514
141114
851074
850263
851084
17(;O31
85463
74760612
751592
88652
51793
151590X479
131959
132001
134612
°-o
69
70
71
72
73
-o
-°
151440
17600406
170939
170938
165912
161058
177360
DESCRIPTION
Blade Adapter
Blade22"
Hardened Washer
HeliCal Washer 3/8-24 x 1o3/8 Gr. 8
Hex Head Machine Screw 318-24 x 1-3/6 Gr. 8
Front Baffle Kit
Danger Decal
Hex Solt 3/8o16X3/4
Locknut 3/8-16
Hinge Screw 1/4_20 x 1-1/4
Hairpin Cotter
Lower Handle
HandEeBolt
RopeGuide
Debds Shield
Engine - (See Breakdown)
Tecumseh Model 143,0 t 6712
Hubcaps
Screw
Spring RH
SpdngLH
Bolt
Warning Decal (Not Shown)
Owner's Manual (EnglisWSpanish)
Available accessories not included wgh lawn mower:
-o
D/98 33313
Clipping Deflector
-71 33623
Gas Can (2.5 gal,)
-o
7133500
Fuel Btabilizer
-71 33000
SAE 30W Oil (20 oz.)
NOTE:
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U,S.
inches,
ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.379519
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54
18
14
16
13
14
55
12
13
37
,8
ROTARY LAWN MOWER-- MODEL NUMBER 917.379510
KEY
NO.
1
3
4
5
6
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
26
PART
NO.
145755
751152
158755
146527
150495
150182
145212
150340
12000058
137054
8808O
88118
67725
701037
143603
DESCRIPTION
Control Cable Assembly
Locknut #10-24
Pan Head Machine Screw 1/4 x 2.12
V-Belt
Spring Retaioer
Hubcap
Flanged Nut
Wheel & Tire Assembly
E-f_ng
Pinion
Dust Cover
Felt Washer
Washer 112 x 1-1/2 x ,134
Selector Knob
Pan Head Tapping Screw #t0-24 x 2-3/4
KEY
NO.
28
31
32
35
36
37
38
40
41
54
55
57
PART
NO.
154990
132010
137052
151521
702511
137090
STD541425
75192
151520
169932
86012
169931
DESCRIPTION
DriveCover
Hex Flange Nut
Drive Pulley
Wheel Adjuster Assembly (Left)
Gear Case Assembly
Spring
Nut
sp_g
Whee_ Adjuster Assembly (Right)
Grassbag Assembly
Driveshaft Cover
Grassbag Tube
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
ROTARY LAWN MOWER- - MODEL NUMBER 917.379510
GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER 702511
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
17490416
137055X004
137053
57072
48373
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
77881
137051
137074
57079
131484
700343
86447
137050
750436X
750369
120(_O03
850848
51585X004
DESCRIPTION
Tapping Screw 114-20x 1-1/4
Engagement Bracket
Shifter
Seal
Gear Case Halves Kit
(includes Key NOS. 4 and 7)
Bearing
Worm Shaft
Drive Shaft
HardenedWasher
Clutch Yoke
Bushing
Plug
Helical Gear
Clutch Jaw
Grease
E_ing
HI-Pro Key
Spring Bracket
NOLO: Ail component dimensions given in U.B, inches.
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
4O
MODEL NUMBER 143.616712
CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE
_4
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
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2
4
640271
31615
31767
631184
Carburetor (Incl. 184 of Engine Parts List)
Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembty
Throttle Return Spring
* Dust Seal Washer
5
6
7
631183
640070
650506
* Dust Seal (Throttle)
Throttle Shutter
" Shutter Screw
16
17
18
20
20A
25
27
28
631807
651025
630766
640027
640200
631867
631024
632019
Fuel Fitting
Throttle Crack Screw/idle Speed Screw
Tension Spring
Idle Resthctor Screw
Idle Restrictor Scrwe Cap (Black)
Float Bowl
* Float Shaft
Float
29
30
31
35
36
36A
37
40
44
47
48
60
631028
631021
631022
640259
640080
632766
632547
640030
27110A
630748
631027
632780B
* Float Bowl =O" Ring
" Inlet Needle, Seat, & Clip (Incl. 31)
Spring Clip
Primer Bulb/Retainer Ring
Main Nozzle Tube
Carburetor Tube
* "O" Ring, Main Nozzle Tube
High Speed Bowl Nut
* Bowl Nut Washer
* Welch Plug, Idle Mixture Well
* Welch Plug, Atmospheric Vent
Repair kit (IncL Items Marked ° in Notes)
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given _nU.S. inches,
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NUMBER 143.016712
/355
,390
90O
130
120
119
195
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
6
37465
26727
33734
Cylinder (Incl. 2 & 20)
Dowel Pin
Breather Element
12A
36558
7
12
36557
36775
12B
36694
Breather Ass'y. (IncL 6 & 12A)
Breather Tube
14
15
28277
30589
42
DESCRIPTION
Breather Cover & Tube
(Ind. 12B)
Breather Tube Elbow
Washer
Governor Rod (Incl. 14)
MODEL NUMBER 143.016712
CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE
KEY
NO.
16
17
18
19
20
30
40
41
PART
NO.
34839A
31335
651018
36281
32600
37464
40027
40042
42
43
45
40006
20381
36777
46
48
32610A
27241
50
37460
52
69
70
72
73
75
80
81
29914
37609
37608
37615
28833
27897
30574A
30590A
Camshaft Exhaust (MCR)
(Inc. ref 104)
Oil Pump Ass'y.
Mounting Flange Gasket P
Mounting Flange (Incl. 72-83)
Oil Drain Plug (Incl. 73)
Drain Plug Gasket
Oil Seal
Governor Shaft
Washer
82
83
86
89
90
92
30591
30588A
650488
611004
611112
650815
Governor Gear Ass'y. (Incl. 81)
Governor Spool
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Flywheel Key
Flywheel
Belleville Washer
93
100
101
103
104
110
119
120
125
650816
34443C
610116
651007
37480
37047
36787
36825
36780
125
126
130
135
37288
37289
6021A
37598
150
151
151A
169
172
174
178
182
184
31672
31673
40017
36783
36784
30200
29752
6201
26756
DESCRIPTION
Governor Lever
Governor Lever Clamp
Screw, Torx T-15, 8-32 x 19/64
Extension Spring
Oil Seal
Crankshaft
Piston, Pin & Ring Set (Std.)
Piston & Pin Assembly (Std.)
(Incl. 43)
Ring Set (Bid.)
Piston Pin Retaining Ring
Connecting Rod Assembly
(IncL 46)
Connecting
Rod Boll
Valve Lifter
Flywheel Nut
Solid State Ignition
Spark Plug Cover
Screw, Torx T-15, 10-24x15/16
Cam Bushing
Ground Wire
* Cylinder Head Gasket
Cylinder Head
Exhaust Vatve (1/32" OS)
(Ind. 151)
Exhaust Valve (Std,) (Incl, 151)
Intake Valve (Bid.) (Incl. 151)
Screw, 5116-18 x 1-1/2"
Resistor Spark Plug
(RJlgLM4)
Valve Spring
Valve Spdng Cap
Intake Valve Seal
° Valve Cover Gasket
Valve Cover
Screw. 10-24 x 9/16"
Nut & Lock Washer, 1/4-28
Screw, 1/4-28 x 7/8"
* Carb, to Intake Pipe Gasket
KEY
NO.
185
165
189
191
195
207
216
223
224
238
239
241
245
250
260
261
262
263A
275
277
285
287
290
PART
NO.
37466
32653
650839
36559A
610973
34336
33086
650451
36786
650932
34338
36919
36905
37122
36980
30200
650831
37184
37462
650988
35000A
650926
29774
292
298
300
301
305
306
307
309
309A
310
311A
313
347
355
370A
26460
28763
36916
36246
35647
37610
35499
650562
650783
35648
37611
34080
651038
590701
36261
370C
370R
380
390
400
37318
37317
640271
590739
36792B
DESCRIPTION
Intake Pipe
Governor Link
Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/6"
S,E, Brake Bracket (Incl, 195)
Terminal
Throttle Link
R,PM. Adjusting Lever
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
* Intake Pipe Gasket
Screw, 10-32 x 49164"
* Air Cleaner Gasket
Air Cleaner Collar
Air Cleaner Filter
Air Cleaner Cover
Blower Housing
Screw, 10-24 x 9/16"
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1/2"
Starter Grill
Muffler
Screw. 114-20 x 2-5/16"
Starter Cup
Screw, 8-32 x 21164"
Fuel Line
Fuel Line Clamp
Screw, 10-32 x 35164"
FueITank (Incl. 292 & 301)
Fuel Cap (Black)
Oil Fill Tube
* "O'-Ring
"O"-Ring
Screw, 10-32 x 1/2"
Screw, 10-24 x 3/4"
Dipstick
Hold Down Bracket
Spacer
Screw, 10-32 x 51/64"
Starter Handle
Lubrication Decal
Primer Decal (3 X)
Warning Decal
Carburetor (Incl. 184)
Rewind Starter
Gasket Set
(includes Items Marked *)
416
36085
Spark Arrestor Kit (IncL 417)
(Optional)
417
650760
Screw, 8-32 x 3/8" (Optional)
900
Replacement Engine NONE
900
Replacement
BIB 750865
Order from 71 -999
RPM High 2900 to 3200
NOTE:
This engine could have been built with
590702 starter)
NOTE; All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
MODEL NUMBER 143.016712
CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE
12
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4
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
590702
590599A
590600
590696
590601
590697
590698
590699
590700
590703
590535
590701
Recoil Starter
Spring Pin (Incl. 4)
Washer
Retainer
Washer
Brake Sipnrring
Starter Dog
DogSpring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y
Starter Housing Ass'y. (40 degree grommet)
Starter Rope ( 98" X9/64" dia.)
Starter Handta
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U,S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
MODEL NUMBER 143.016712
CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE
12
Ii
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
3"
590739
590740
590616
590617
590618A
590638
590535
590701
590760
Rewind
Retainer Starter
Starter Dog
Dog Spring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y
Starter Housing Ass'y (40 degree grommet)
Starter Rope(Leogth 98" x 9/64" dia,)
Starter Handle
Spring Clip
6
7
8
11
12
13
14
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U,S, inches,
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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