Operator`s manual | Bolens 979 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
21” Self-Propelled
Mower
Model Number
979
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, 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.
In the State of California the above is required 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 engine authorized
service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10075B.fm
(10/00)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Page
Important Safe Operation Practices................................................................... 3
Slope Gauge...................................................................................................... 6
Assembling Your Lawn Mower........................................................................... 7
Know Your Lawn Mower .................................................................................... 8
Operating Your Lawn Mower ............................................................................. 9
Making Adjustments .......................................................................................... 11
Maintaining Your Lawn Mower........................................................................... 12
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 16
Parts List............................................................................................................ 18
FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new lawn mower. It will help you assemble, prepare and
maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on the
model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an
authorized dealer.
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You can locate the model number by looking down at the rear of the deck. A sample model plate is
explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial number of the
equipment in the space below.
(Model Number)
(Serial Number)
Copy the model number here:
Copy the serial number here:
MTD PRODUCTS INC
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136
CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or
maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.
Call 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 to reach a Customer Support
representative. Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you
call. See previous section to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial
number in order to process your call.
For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.yardman.com
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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could
endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in
this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may
result in personal injury. When you see this symbol - heed its warning.
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This 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.
General Operation
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Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety
before attempting to assemble this machine. Read,
understand, and follow all instructions on the machine
and in the manual(s) before operation. Be completely
familiar with the controls and the proper use of this
machine before operating it. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for ordering
replacement parts.
This machine is a precision piece of power equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all
times. Your unit has been designed to perform one job: to
mow grass. Do not use it for any other purpose.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the operation instructions and safety rules in
this manual and should be trained and supervised by a
parent. Only responsible individuals who are familiar with
these rules of safe operation should be allowed to use
this machine.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys and
other foreign objects which could be tripped over or
picked up and thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can
cause serious personal injury. Plan your mowing pattern
to avoid discharge of material toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging material
against a wall or obstruction which may cause
discharged material to ricochet back toward the operator.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury, stay
in the operator zone behind the handles and keep
children, bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75 feet
from the mower while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to
protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms
and legs and steel-toed shoes are recommended. Never
operate this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or
light weight (e.g. canvas) shoes.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade can amputate hands
and feet.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled
over the foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping.
Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling; release the
handle immediately.
Never pull the mower back toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping
and then follow these steps:
a. Step back from the mower to fully extend your
arms.
b. Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c. Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way
toward you.
d. Repeat these steps as needed.
Do not operate the mower while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on units so
equipped while starting engine.
The blade control handle is a safety device. Never
attempt to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the
safety device inoperative and may result in personal
injury through contact with the rotating blade. The blade
control handle must operate easily in both directions and
automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your footing, release the
blade control handle immediately and the blade will stop
rotating within three seconds.
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. Walk, never
run.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a
complete stop before removing the grass catcher or
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unclogging the chute. The cutting blade continues to
rotate for a few seconds after the engine is shut off. Never
place any part of the body in the blade area until you are
sure the blade has stopped rotating.
Never operate mower without proper trail shield,
discharge cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or
other safety protective devices in place and working.
Never operate mower with damaged safety devices.
Failure to do so, can result in personal injury.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by
the manufacturer. Failure to do so, can result in personal
injury.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment. Contact your dealer for
assistance. Telephone 1-800-800-7310 for the name of
your nearest dealer.
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Service
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
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Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents
which can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes
requires extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not
mow it. For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part
of this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees,
do not mow it.
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Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps
which can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the blade control handle immediately,
and the blade will stop rotating within 3 seconds.
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Do Not:
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obscure your vision of a child who may run into the
mower.
Keep children away from hot or running engines. They
can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a
power mower. Children 14 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
supervised by a parent.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
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Children
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Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the
mower and the mowing activity. They do not understand the
dangers. Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
2. Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
3. Before and while moving backwards, look behind and
down for small children.
4. Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may
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To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious
personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on
yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on
the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
Never fuel machine indoors because flammable vapors
will accumulate in the area.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot
or running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
before refueling.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide space for fuel
expansion.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move unit to another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting
the engine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace ,clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
To reduce fire hazard, keep mower free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
Allow a mower to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
General Service:
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Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
the blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
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Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade
for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn) Replace blade
with the original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade
only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not
meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating the mower.
Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height
adjustment while the engine is running.
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Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail
shield are subject to wear and damage which could
expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
safety protection, frequently check components and
replace immediately with original equipment
manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only, listed in this manual.
“Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment
specifications may lead to improper performance and
compromise safety!”
10. Do not change the engine governor setting or overspeed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
11. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
12. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the
environment.
WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read,
understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
NOTE: Not all safety labels shown may apply to your lawn mower.
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SECTION 2: SLOPE GAUGE
Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Do not operate your lawn mower
on such slopes.
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WARNING
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could
overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain your footing
and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
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SECTION 3: ASSEMBLING YOUR LAWN MOWER
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil
in the engine. Be certain to service engine with gasoline
and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual
before operating your mower.
Handle Assembly
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the mower
is observed from the operating position.
Wing Nut
Removing Unit From Carton
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Handle Mounting
Bracket
Remove staples, break glue on top flaps, or cut
tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open
carton.
Remove loose parts if included with unit (i.e.,
operator’s manual, oil, etc.)
Cut along corners, lay carton down flat, and remove
packing material.
Roll or slide unit out of carton and check carton
thoroughly for loose parts.
Figure 2
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Loose Parts in Carton
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Grass Bag
Grass Bag Adapter
Side Discharge Chute
Hardware Pack
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Disconnecting Spark Plug Wire
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Remove the hairpin clips from the outer hole in the
weld pins on the handle mounting brackets. Using a
pair of pliers, squeeze one leg of the lower handle
against the handle mounting bracket. Insert the
hairpin clip into the inner hole on the weld pin.
Repeat on other side. See Figure 3.
After moving the hairpin clip, insert the carriage bolt
from hardware pack in the upper hole on the handle
mounting bracket and secure with plastic wing nut
from the hardware pack. Repeat on other side.
Carriage Bolt
Lower
Handle
Before setting up your lawn mower, disconnect the
spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground
against the engine. See Figure 1.
Inner Hole
Wing Nut
Hairpin
Clip
Handle Mounting
Bracket
Spark Plug
Wire
Spark
Plug
Figure 3
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Figure 1
Setting Up Your Lawn Mower
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Remove grass bag and other loose parts from unit
and set it aside.
Lift up and pull back on the upper handle to raise
the handle into the operating position. Make
certain the lower handle is seated securely into the
handle mounting brackets. Tighten the wing nuts
on each side of the handle (carriage bolts must be
seated properly into the handle). See Figure 2.
Fasten the cables to the lower handle with the two
cable ties found on the lower handle. Be sure to
insert the post on the cable ties into the holes
provided on the lower handle. These holes may be
found on either the inside or outside of the handles.
Pull the cable ties tight and trim off the excess.
See Figure 4.
Cable Tie
Lower
Handle
NOTE: Your mower is shipped with the handle in the
higher height position. If you wish to lower the height of
the handle, refer to the Adjustment Section at this time.
Figure 4
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NOTE: Make certain the drive cable is routed around
the outside and above the lower handle so it does not
interfere with attaching the grass bag.
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Lower
Handle
The rope guide, which is connected to the support
rod, is located on the right side of lower handle.
See Figure 5.
With the spark plug wire disconnected and
grounded, hold the blade control handle against the
upper handle, and pull the starter rope out of the
engine. Release the blade control handle. Slip the
starter rope into the rope guide.
Starter
Rope
Support
Rod
Rope
Guide
Figure 5
SECTION 4: KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
Shift Lever
Read this operator’s manual and safety rules before
operating your lawn mower. Compare the illustrations
in Figure 6 with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself
with the location of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
The shift lever is located on the drive clutch control
housing on the upper handle. This lever is used to
select the forward speed of the mower. When changing
speed selection, release the drive clutch control. See
Figure 6.
WARNING: The operation of any lawn
mower can result in foreign objects being
thrown into the eyes, which can damage
your eyes severely. Always wear safety
glasses while operating the mower, or
while performing any adjustments or
repairs on it.
NOTE: Move the shift lever only when the engine is
running. Changing the shift lever setting with the
engine off can cause damage to the mower.
Engine Controls
See the separate engine manual for the location and
function of the controls on the engine.
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is attached to the right lower handle.
Stand behind the unit and pull the recoil starter to start
the unit. See Figure 6.
Stopping Engine
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Blade Control Handle
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The blade control handle is located on the upper handle
of the mower. The blade control handle must be
depressed in order to operate the unit. Release blade
control handle to stop engine and blade. See Figure 6.
Release blade control handle to stop the engine
and the blade.
Disconnect spark plug wire and ground it to the
post on the engine.
Blade Control
Handle
WARNING: This blade control mechanism
is a safety device. Never attempt to bypass
its operations.
Shift Lever
Cutting Height Adjustment Lever
Cutting Height
Adjustment Lever
Drive Clutch
Control
The cutting height adjustment lever is located above
the left rear wheel. To adjust the cutting height, refer to
the Adjustment Section in this manual. See Figure 6.
Mulching
Plug
Recoil
Starter
Drive Clutch Control
The drive clutch control is located on the upper handle.
Squeeze the drive control to engage the drive system.
Release the clutch control to disengage the drive
system. Release the clutch control to slow down when
approaching an obstacle, making a turn, or stopping.
See Figure 6.
Discharge
Chute
Figure 6
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SECTION 5: OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER
Towards Better Mower Performance
1. Pour fresh, clean gasoline into the mower’s gas
tank until the tank is full. Do not use gasoline
that is more than 30 days old.
2. Make sure to connect the mower’s spark plug
wire before trying to start the engine.
3. Add engine oil to the oil fill on the mower engine.
Check the dipstick and add more if necessary.
Remember that the oil level has to touch the fill
line.
4. Locate the primer decal near the primer bulb on
the engine, and read its instruction. Using your
thumb, press the primer bulb slowly as many
times as the decal advises.
5. Hold control handle down and pull rope firmly to
start the engine.
6. Set cutting height adjustment lever to middle
setting and mow a single pass on your lawn;
then adjust to desired height for a closer cut.
7. To mulch insert the mulch plug/cover on the
mower.
8. Before storing the lawn mower for the winter,
use stabilizer-treated fuel and run the tank dry.
9. Thirty days before start of the new season,
check the air filter, spark plug and blade on the
lawn mower, and replace if needed.
WARNING: Keep hands and feet away
from chute area on the cutting deck. The
operation of any lawn mower can result in
foreign objects being thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye
damage. Always wear safety glasses or
eye shields.
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NOTE: For shipping purposes your mower is set with
the wheels in a low cutting height position. For best
results raise the cutting position until it is determine
which height is best for your lawn. See the adjustment
section for details.
Starting Engine
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Gas and Oil Fill-Up
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Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in
the separate engine manual packed with your mower.
Read instructions carefully.
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WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors with
engine running or until the engine has
been allowed to cool for at least two
minutes after running.
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Before Starting Your Mower
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Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal cap on the end of the spark plug wire is
fastened securely over the metal tip on the spark
plug.
Check for proper drive clutch operation using the
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT TEST.
Prime engine as instructed in the separate engine
manual packed with your unit.
Your lawn mower is equipped with a constant
speed throttle, which is set at full throttle for best
performance.
Stand behind the mower and squeeze the blade
control handle against the upper handle.
Grasp recoil starter handle and pull rope out slowly
until engine reaches the start of compression cycle
(rope will pull slightly harder at this point). Let the
rope rewind slowly. Pull rope with a rapid,
continuous, full arm stroke. Keeping a firm grip on
the starter handle, let the rope return to the starter
slowly.
Using Your Lawn Mower
Be sure that the lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or
other objects which could damage the lawn mower or
the engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause serious personal
injury to the operator and others.
Neutral Adjustment Test
To perform the neutral adjustment test answer the
following questions.
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Squeeze the drive clutch control and pull the
mower backward. Do the rear wheels lock?
Is the drive clutch control cable free of kinks or
sharp bends?
If you answered “yes” to all three questions, your
mower passed the test and you can start your
mower.
If you answered “no” to any of the three questions,
you will have to adjust the drive clutch control as
instructed in the ADJUSTMENT SECTION.
For best results, do not cut wet grass because it tends
to stick to the underside of the mower, preventing
proper discharge of grass clippings, and could cause
With the drive clutch control released, push mower
forward and pull it backward. Does it move freely?
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you to slip and fall. New grass, thick grass, or wet grass
may require a narrower cut.
NOTE: The chute door has been designed to move the
starter rope out of the way of the bag when the chute
door is opened.
For a healthier lawn, never cut off more than one-third
of the total length of the grass. Your lawn should be cut
in the fall as long as there is growth. This mower is
designed to be operated at full throttle to give you the
best cut and do the most effective job of mowing or
mulching.
Chute
Door
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object,
stop the engine. Remove wire from the
spark plug, thoroughly inspect the mower
for any damage, and repair the damage
before restarting and operating the
mower. Extensive vibration of the mower
during operation is an indication of
damage. The unit should be promptly
inspected and repaired.
Grass
Bag
Figure 8
Mulching
Attaching Side Discharge Chute
For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass because it
tends to stick to the underside of the deck, preventing
proper mulching of grass clippings. New or thick grass
may require a narrower cut. The ground speed should
be adjusted to the condition of the lawn. If mowing has
been delayed and the grass has been allowed to grow
in excess of 4”, mulching is not recommended. Mow
using the grass bag to reduce the grass height to 3 1/4”
maximum before mulching.
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Remove mulching baffle or grass bag adapter from
unit by disconnecting wing nuts.
Attach side discharge chute to unit and secure with
the three wing nuts. See Figure 9.
Attaching The Grass Bag
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Remove three wing nuts holding the mulching
baffle or side discharge chute in place and remove
from unit.
Replace with grass bag adapter, while making
sure the front lip of adapter goes under the edge of
the deck. Secure with wing nuts previously
removed. See Figure 7.
Side Discharge
Chute
Grass Bag
Adapter
Figure 9
Emptying the Grass Bag
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Wing
Nuts
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Figure 7
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Lift chute door on the grass bag adapter and slide
grass bag onto the adapter. See Figure 8.
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While holding the grass bag by both the rear handle
and the lower handle, lift the grass bag straight up
off the adapter. The chute door will move the rope
out of the way of the bag.
Continue to hold the lower handle and raise the
rear of the grass bag up toward your chest. The
grass bag will open and the grass clippings will
disperse.
When replacing the grass bag, be sure the top of
the bag rests on the wire support between the
handles.
SECTION 6: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: Do not at any time make any
adjustments without first stopping engine
and disconnecting spark plug wire.
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Cutting Height Adjustment
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Your mower is shipped with the cutting height in the
lowest position. The cutting height adjustment lever is
located above the left rear wheel. To adjust the cutting
height, pull the lever out and away from the mower and
then move it forward or backward to select a new
cutting height. See Figure 10.
Place the hairpin clips in the inner holes in the weld
pins and insert the carriage bolts the upper hole on
the handle mounting bracket and secure with
plastic wing nuts.
Reassemble the upper handle to the lower handle.
Attach the starter rope as instructed in the
Assembly Section.
Notch
NOTE: For rough or uneven lawns, move the height
adjustment lever to a higher position. This will help stop
scalping.
Lower Handle
Cutting Height
Adjustment Lever
Figure 11
Drive Clutch Control Adjustment
Lower
The adjustment wheel is located in the drive clutch
control handle housing and is used to tighten or loosen
the drive belt. You will have to adjust the drive clutch
control if any of the following happens:
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The mower does not propel itself with the drive
clutch engaged.
• The mower’s drive wheels hesitate with the drive
clutch engaged.
To resolve the above problems, rotate the adjustment
wheel with your fingers. Clockwise to tighten the cable
and counter-clockwise to loosen the cable.
See Figure 12.
Higher
Figure 10
Handle Height Adjustment
Bottom View
Your mower is shipped with the handle in the higher
height position. To lower the height proceed as follows:
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Remove the starter rope from the rope guide.
Remove the upper handle by removing the hand
knobs and carriage bolts. Lay the upper handle out
of the way, being careful not to bend or kink the
cables.
Remove the hairpin clips from the weld pins on the
handle brackets and remove the wing nuts and
carriage bolts from the upper hole on the handle
mounting bracket. Press out on the legs of the
lower handle and remove lower handle from the
mower.
Turn lower handle around so the notch on the
bottom of the lower handle is facing forward.
See Figure 11.
Reassemble, placing the bottom holes in the
handle over the weld pins in the handle mounting
bracket.
Upper
Handle
Adjustment
Wheel
Drive Clutch
Control
Figure 12
NOTE: For some people the drive clutch control may
not be in a comfortable position. You can adjust the
handle out by tightening the adjustment wheel.
Shift Lever Cable Adjustment
Periodic adjustment of the six speed shift cable may be
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required due to normal wear on the cable. Adjustment
is needed if all six speeds do not work.
•
The adjustable cable bracket is located on the left side
of the mower beside the engine. See Figure 14.
•
•
Loosen hex nut which secures the adjustable cable
bracket. See Figure 14.
Push back on the adjustable cable bracket and
tighten hex nut.
Adjustable Cable
Bracket
Start engine and place speed control lever in the
sixth speed position. See Figure 13.
Hex Nut
Bottom View
Speed Control
Lever
Upper
Handle
PUSH
Figure 14
Engine Adjustments
Figure 13
•
See the separate engine manual packed with your unit
for adjustments to the engine.
Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire and
ground it against engine.
SECTION 7: MAINTAINING YOUR LAWN MOWER
General Recommendations
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Customer Responsibilities
SERVICE
DATES
PRODUCT
Lubricate Wheels
Lubricate Blade Control
Clean Deck
Blade Care
Check Oil
ENGINE
Change Oil
Replace Air Filter
Clean Engine
Check Spark Plug
Check Spark Arrester (if any)
•
•
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
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 the lawn mower
as instructed in this manual.
•
•
12
Changing of engine governed speed will void
engine warranty.
Some adjustments will have to be made
periodically to maintain your unit properly. All
adjustments in the Making Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each
season.
•
•
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure
these are tight.
Follow the maintenance schedule under Customer
Responsibilities to get quality performance from
your lawn mower.
•
Lubrication
•
WARNING: Always stop engine and
disconnect spark plug wire before
cleaning, lubricating or doing any kind of
service work on the lawn mower.
usually indicate that the air cleaner should be
serviced. To service the air cleaner, refer to the
separate engine manual packed with your unit.
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap
reset once a season. Spark plug replacement is
recommended at the start of each mowing season.
Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush.
Keep the cooling system (blower housing area)
clean to permit proper air circulation which is
essential to engine performance and life. Be certain
to remove all grass, dirt, and combustible debris
from muffler area.
Deck
Blade Control: Lubricate the pivot points on the blade
control handle at least once a season with light oil. The
blade control must operate freely in both directions.
See Figure 15.
The underside of the mower deck should be cleaned
after each use to prevent a buildup of grass clippings,
leaves, dirt, or other matter. If this debris is allowed to
accumulate, it will invite rust and corrosion, and may
prevent proper mulching, discharge, or bagging. The
deck may be cleaned by tilting the mower and scraping
clean with a suitable tool (make certain the spark plug
wire is disconnected).
Wheels: Lubricate the wheels at least once a season
with light oil (or motor oil). If the wheels are removed for
any reason, lubricate the surface of the axle bolt and
inner surface of the wheel with light oil. See Figure 15.
Engine: Follow the separate engine manual packed
with you unit for lubrication instructions.
IMPORTANT:We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
Cutting Blade Removal, Replacement, and Sharpening
•
Lubricate
•
•
When removing the cutting blade for sharpening or
replacement, protect your hands with a pair of
heavy gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the blade.
Remove the bolt and the blade bell support which
hold the blade and the blade adapter to the engine
crankshaft. See Figure 16.
Remove the blade and the adapter from the
crankshaft.
WARNING: Periodically inspect the blade
adapter for cracks, especially if you strike
a foreign object. Replace when necessary.
Figure 15
Blade
Adapter
Maintenance
Blade Bell
Support
NOTE: When tipping the unit, empty the fuel tank and
keep the air cleaner side of engine up. Never tip the
mower more than 90 degrees and do not leave the
mower tipped for any length of time. Oil can drain into
the upper part of the engine causing a starting problem.
Hex Bolt
Engine
Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine
maintenance instructions.
•
•
Figure 16
When sharpening the blade, follow the original angle of
grind as a guide. It is extremely important that each
cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to
prevent an unbalanced blade. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration when rotating at high
Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate
engine manual packed with your unit.
Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding
13
speeds. It may cause damage to the mower, and could
break causing personal injury.
•
The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round
shaft screwdriver. Remove metal from the heavy side
until it balances evenly. It is recommended that the
blade always be removed from the adapter when
testing for balance. Before reinstalling the blade and
the blade adapter to the unit, lubricate the engine
crankshaft and the inner surface of the blade adapter
with light oil.
•
•
•
•
•
Cutting Height
Adjustment
Be sure to install the blade with the side of the
blade marked “Bottom” (or with part number) facing
the ground when the mower is in the operating
position.
Slide the blade adapter onto the engine crankshaft.
Place the blade on the adapter. Be certain the
blade is aligned and seated on the blade adapter
flanges.
Place blade bell support on blade. Make sure the
notches on the blade bell support are aligned with
small holes in the blade.
Replace hex bolt and tighten to torque: 450 in. lbs.
min., 600 in. lbs. max.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Tilt the transmission forward and loosen the idler
pulley bolt and lock nut half a turn. See Figure 19.
Using a pair of pliers, pull back and rotate belt
keeper bracket from the slot on the idler pulley.
Slide the belt out from between the belt keeper
bracket and the idler pulley.
Transmission
Pulley
Drive Belt Removal and Replacement
•
Hex Bolt
Figure 18
NOTE: To ensure safe operation of your mower, the
blade bolt must be checked periodically for correct
torque.
•
Remove the hex bolt from the rear of unit holding
the transmission to the mower housing.
See Figure 18.
Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine.
Drain the fuel tank or place a piece of plastic
beneath the cap to prevent gasoline leakage.
Place shift lever in the first position and tip the
mower on its side with air filter facing up.
Remove the center bolt which secures the blade to
the crankshaft followed by blade bell support,
blade, and blade adapter.
Move the cutting height adjustment to the highest
position.
Remove the three hex screws holding the baffle to
the deck and pivot baffle towards the rear of the
mower. See Figure 17.
Belt
Belt Keeper
Bracket
Idler Pulley
Bracket
Transmission
Idler Pulley
Bolt and
Locknut
Figure 19
•
•
Baffle
•
Figure 17
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Squeeze the belt together and push it forward,
while pressing the control arm inward towards the
deck and remove the six speed cable from the slot.
See Figure 20.
Pivot the control arm down away from the pulley
and belt.
Lift off the lower pulley assembly and remove the
old belt from around the crankshaft. See Figure 20.
Six-Speed
Cable Slot
•
Belt
Control
Arm
Pinch both sides of the belt together so that the belt
is not in the pulley groove, and the lower pulley can
be pushed towards the engine. See Figure 22.
Lower Pulley
Half
Belt
Belt
Guard Pin
Lower
Pulley Half
Figure 22
Crankshaft
•
•
Pivot the control arm back to its original position
and reinstall the six-speed cable into the slot.
See Figure 23.
Check and make sure the belt is routed inside the
pulley halves and the belt guard pin.
Six-Speed
Cable Slot
Belt
Figure 20
•
•
•
•
•
Place the new belt over the transmission pulley.
Start the belt in the pulley groove and rotate the
pulley until the belt is seated in the transmission
pulley. Refer to Figure 20.
Place the belt between the idler pulley and the belt
keeper bracket.
Using pliers, rotate the belt keeper bracket so that it
snaps into slot on the idler bracket. Refer to
Figure 19.
Tighten the idler pulley bolt and lock nut half a turn.
Place the belt between the two pulley halves on the
crankshaft. Make sure to route the belt inside the
belt guard pin. See Figure 21.
Control
Arm
Figure 23
•
•
•
Upper Pulley
Half
•
Tab
Belt
Reinstall the bolt securing transmission to rear
mower housing.
Pivot the baffle back to its original position and
secure with three hex screws removed earlier.
Lightly lubricate the inside of the blade adapter and
reinstall the spacer, wave washer, blade adapter
assembly, and blade in the correct order.
Tighten the hex bolt to secure the blade to torque:
450-600 in. lbs.
Storing your Lawn Mower
Lower Pulley
Half
Belt
Guard Pin
The following steps should be taken to prepare your
lawn mower for storage.
•
Figure 21
Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described
in the lubrication instructions.
IMPORTANT:We do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your unit.
IMPORTANT: When replacing the belt, do not disassemble the lower pulley assembly.
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•
•
•
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to
prevent rusting.
Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next
to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in a
poorly ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be
taken to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or
silicone, coat the equipment, especially cables and all
moving parts.
SECTION 8: TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine fails to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine runs erratic
1. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine overheats
Blade control handle disengaged.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
Blocked fuel line.
Faulty spark plug.
Engine flooded
Vent in gas plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1. Engine oil level low.
2. Air flow restricted.
3. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engage blade control handle.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Clean fuel line.
Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
Wait a few minutes to start engine.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline
3. Clear vent.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Clean air cleaner.
6. Adjust carburetor.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Remove blower housing and clean.
3. Adjust carburetor.
Occasional skip (hesitates) 1. Spark plug gap too close.
at high speed
1. Adjust gap to .030”.
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap too
wide.
2. Carburetor improperly adjusted.
3. Dirty air cleaner.
1. Reset gap to .030” or replace spark
plug.
2. Adjust carburetor.
3. Clean air cleaner.
Excessive vibration
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance
blade.
2. Replace blade.
2. Bent cutting blade.
Mower will not mulch grass 1. Wet grass.
2. Excessively high grass.
3. Dull blade.
Uneven cut
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
2. Dull blade.
Wheels will not propel
1. Belt not installed properly.
2. Debris clogging drive operation.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait
until later to cut.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting path.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Place all four wheels in same height
position.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Check belt for proper pulley installation
and movement.
2. Clean out debris with engine off.
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, contact your nearest authorized service dealer.
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Notes
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Model 979
1
2
3
93
4
15
14
8
5
17
9
7 6
12
23
20
18
13
10
22
19
16
11
35
36 37
38
39
33
21
43
42
44
40
41 45
48
50
56
54
52
57
28
24
32 34
27
49
46
51
55
53
57
59
45
62
63
64
65
47
58
25
66
31
26
33
67
89
61
68
69
70
73
88
71
72
76
77
90
29
91
30
74
75
78
79
81
80
92
82
83
84
85
86
87
18
60
Model 979
Ref.
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
Part No.
747-0824
731-0904A
16864
731-0620
713-0397
732-0627
731-0924
731-0905A
710-1667A
731-0906
746-0711A
712-0324
746-0883
710-1270
746-1131
749-0439C
720-0241
736-0451
710-1174
726-0240
749-0907A
664-0074
747-0940A
747-0939
747-0937
631-0071
731-1901
732-0842
631-0066
731-1832
731-1833
782-0046B
712-0397
710-0703
746-0939
782-7574A
736-0270
712-0287
710-0167
712-0138
782-7575A
736-0329
756-0625
738-0924
714-0104
736-0286
782-0565
Ref.
No.
Part Description
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
Control Handle
Upper Control Handle
6 Spd. Rack Cable Bracket
Control Lever
Gear Insert
Shift Lever Spring
6 Speed Shift Lever
Lower Control Housing
C Sunk Tap Screw #10 x .75 Lg
Cable Mounting Cap
Drive Cable 51.0
Top Lock Nut 1/4-20
Control Housing
Oval C-Sunk Screw
Control Cable 46”
Upper Handle
Wing Nut
Saddle Washer .320 ID x .830 OD
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.0
Cable Tie
Lower Handle
Grassbag
Support Rod w/ Rope Guide
Pivot Rod
Grassbag Frame
Grassbag Cover
Trail Shield
Trail Shield Wire
Chute Assembly
Side Discharge Chute
Mulch Cover
Deck 21”
Wing Nut
Carriage Bolt 1/4-20 x .75
6 Speed Cable
Cable Adjustment Bracket
Bell Washer .265 ID x .75 OD
Hex Nut 1/4-20
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .50
Hex Nut 1/4-28
Cable Mounting Bracket
Lock Washer 1/4
Roller Cable
Shoulder Screw .375 ID x 1/4-14
Cotter Pin
Bowed Washer
Single Lever Control Arm
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
68.
69.
70.
71.
72.
73.
74.
75.
76.
77.
78.
79.
80.
81.
82.
83.
84.
85.
86.
87.
88.
89.
90.
91.
92.
93.
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Part No.
734-1981
712-0414
16855
10622B
748-0381
748-0188B
738-0137A
748-0318
736-0270
710-0751
731-1426
738-0102
736-0504
734-1978
736-0105
710-1348
710-0896
710-0654A
611-0064
736-0204
710-0703
710-1242
741-0492A
710-1241
731-1829
754-0460
656-0613
750-1071
750-1070
782-7597
710-0654A
782-7596
732-0807
711-1114
736-0526
731-1828
710-0653
753-0609
742-0741
736-0524A
710-1257
731-1874
732-0819
726-0111
747-0965
731-1713B
720-0294
Part Description
Wheel 9 x 2
Top Lock Tab Weld Nut 1/4-20
Ratchet Pawl Plate
Plastic Spring Ratchet
Pawl RH
Pawl LH
Shld Screw .340 ID x .285 OD
Wheel Rachet
Bell Washer .265 ID x .75 OD
Hex Cap Screw 1/4-20 x .620
Hubcap
Shoulder Screw .498 x 1.445
Wave Washer .510 ID x .750 OD
Wheel 8 x 2
Spring Washer .401 ID x .870 OD
Screw 1/4-14 x .500
Screw 1/4-14 x .625
Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
Front Axle Assembly
Flat Washer .344 ID x .62 OD
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .75
Torx Screw
Block Bushing
Hex Washer Screw
Front Axle Cover
Belt 3/8 x 39.24
Pulley Assembly
Sleeve Spacer .88 ID x 1.13 OD
Sleeve Spacer .88 ID x 1.00 OD
Pivot Bracket
Screw 3/8-18 x 1.0
Control Arm
Torsion Spring
Pivot Shaft
Wave Washer 1.38 ID x .88 OD
Baffle
Screw 1/4-20 x 3.75
Blade Adapter Kit
21” Mulching Blade
Blade Bell Support
Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 2.5
Chute Door
Torsion Spring
Push Cap
Pivot Rod
Discharge Chute
Grip
Model 979
1
2
15
16
8
3
17
28
27
11
4
26
5
6
25
9
24
7
10
18
12
21
14
29
7
13
23
14
22
30
19
7
31
30
20
33
32
34
35
36
37
38
40
39
43
41
42
44
45
46
48
47
49
51
58
52
50
53
56
54
55
57
20
Model 979
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Ref.
No.
Part Description
Part No.
Part Description
1.
720-0223
Grip
30.
736-0425
Bell Washer .325 ID x .930 OD
2.
732-0803A
Spring Lever
31.
756-0656
Pulley
3.
738-0529
Shoulder Nut .825 x .165 Lg.
32.
736-3084
Flat Washer .510 ID x 1.120 OD
4.
710-0751
Cap Screw 1/4-20 x .620
33.
712-0896
Hex Jam Nut 1/4-28
5.
736-0270
Bell Washer .285 ID x .75 OD
34.
782-7598
Belt Keeper
6.
748-0318
Wheel Rachet
35.
741-0600
Bearing
7.
736-0369
Flat Washer .508 ID x 1.0 OD
36.
732-0849A
Extension Spring
8.
682-0531
Pivot Arm Assembly
37.
750-1050
Flange Spacer
9.
750-0515
Spacer .510 ID x .70 OD
38.
682-0027A
Idler Bracket Assembly
10.
741-0978
Sleeve Bearing .504 ID x .830 OD
39.
710-0299
Hex Cap Screw 1/4-28 x 1.0
11.
750-1056
Shoulder
40.
741-0682A
Bearing Sleeve
12.
710-0653
Tap Screw 1/4-20 x .375
41.
736-0570
Flat Washer .885 ID x 1.45 OD
13.
682-7528
Chain Cover Assembly
42.
721-0329
Oil Seal
14.
741-0324
Flange Bearing .506 ID x .590 Lg
43.
721-0325
Plug
15.
682-7526
Transmission Axle Assembly
44.
618-0253
Upper Housing Assembly
16.
618-0263A
Transmission Assembly
45.
782-7601A
Cable Bracket
17.
710-0604A
Hex Screw 5/16-18
46.
741-0690
Bearing
18.
713-0453
Chain
47.
736-0616
Thrust Washer .504 ID x .70 OD
19.
638-0012
Rear Axle Assembly
48.
782-7595
Pivot Bracket
20.
741-0522
Flange Bearing .506 ID x .715 Lg
49.
741-0324
Flange Bearing
21.
732-0832
Torsion Spring
50.
711-1168
Output Shaft 6T
22.
750-0151
Spacer .550 ID x .750 OD
51.
717-1469
Gear 34T
23.
710-1315
Screw 3/8-16 x .25
52.
741-0674
Bearing
24.
711-0835
Clevis Pin .50 Dia x 4.82 Lg.
53.
717-1487
Pinion Shaft 10T
25.
750-0807
Spacer .385 ID x .624 OD
54.
736-0314
Thrust Washer 3/8 x .70
26.
782-0568
Hgt Adjustment Spring Bracket
55.
736-0569
Thrust Washer .388 x .625
27.
710-1652
Screw 1/4-14 x .825
56.
618-0252
Lower Housing Assembly
28.
714-0474
Cotter Pin
57.
710-0642
Hex Screw 1/2-20 x .75
29.
712-3025
Hex Jam Nut 5/16-24
58.
611-0066
Shaft Assembly
21
22
23
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD PRODUCTS INC (“MTD”) with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and
territories.
MTD warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on
the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only
apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any accessory or attachment not
approved by MTD Products Inc. for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any
resulting damages.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to separate terms as follows: All normal wear part or component
failures will be covered on the product for a period of 90 days
regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the two year
period, normal wear part failures will be covered ONLY IF
caused by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER
component parts. Normal wear parts and components
include, but are not limited to, belts, blades, blade adapters,
grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid
shoes, shave plates and tires. Batteries are covered by a 90day limited replacement warranty.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in
your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or
contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC by calling 1-800-800-7310 or writing to P.O. Box
368022, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to
the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these items.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders have a separate
one year warranty.
c. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such as
brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck adjustments; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due
to use or exposure.
d. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States of America, its
possessions and territories, except those sold through
MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral,
except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any
product shall bind MTD. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of
the product as set forth above. (Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD
shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or
damages including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for
rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion
or limitation may not apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for whom
it was purchased as a gift.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
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