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Owner's Manual
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6.0 HORSEPOWER
21" MULTI-CUT
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Model No.
917.388721
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Espa_ol
Repair Parts
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/craftsrnan
Warranty ................................................. 2
Safety Rules ....................................... 2-4
Assembly ................................................ 5
Operation ............................................ 6-9
Maintenance Schedule ....................... 10
Maintenance ................................... 10-13
Product Specifications......................... 11
Service and Adjustments................ 13-14
Storage ........................................... 14-15
Troubleshooting ............................. 16-17
Repair Parts .................................... 34-41
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 instructionsin
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 dudng 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
thro.wing,objects. Failure to observe the fallowing safety instructions could result in
senous mlury or death.
I, GENERAL OPERATION
o Do not operate the mower when
• Read, understand, and follow all
barefoot or weedng open sandals.
instructionson the machine and in the
Always wear substantial foot wear.
manual(s) before starting. Be thorDo not pull mower backwards unless
oughly familiar with the controls and the
absolutely necessary. Always look
down and behind before and while
proper use of the machine before
starting.
moving backwards.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
• Do not operate the mower without
rotating parts. Keep clear of the
proper guards, plates, grass catcher or
discharge opening at all times.
other safety protective devices in
• Only allow responsible individuals, who
place.
are familiar with the instructions,to
• See manufacturer's instructionsfor
operate the machine.
proper operation and installation of
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
accessories. Only use accessories
toys, wire, bones, sticks, etc., which
approved by the manufacturer.
could be picked up and thrown by the
• Stop the blade(s) when crossinggravel
blade.
drives, walks, or roads.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
• Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
people before mowing. Stop machine if
leave the equipment, before cleaning
anyone enters the area.
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the mower or unclogging the chute.
• Shvt 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 ddve 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 drep-offs, ditches or
embankments. The operator could lose
footing or balance.
• Do not tdm excessively steep slopes.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
footing could cause slipping.
IlL CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can oecur 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 trimmingarea
and under the watchful care of another
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
comers, 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
stodng.
• 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 pads,
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 thissymbol to point out
" important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONIt[ BECOMEALERTIU YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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.
AWARNING: 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.
A.WARNING: 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 CAUTION: Muffler and other engine
parts become extremely hot dudng
operation and remain hot after engine
has stopped. To avoid severe burns on
contact, stay away from these areas.
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
FOR
CLIPPING
DEFLECTOR
REAR DISCHARGE
LAWN
MOWERS
FOR
REAR DISCHARGE
GRASS
LAWN CATCHERS
MOWERS
MULCHER
KITS
STABILIZER
FOR
S)DE DISCHARGE
GRASS
LAWN CATCHERS
MOWERS
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GAS CANS
LAWN MOWER MAINTENANCE
MUFFLERS
BELTS
AIR FILTERS
BLADES
BLADE
ADAPTERS
SPARK PLUGS
WHEELS
ENGINE
OIL
Read these instructionsand this manual
in its entirety before you attempt to
assemble or operate your now lawn
mower.
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the
engine.
Your now lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception
of those parts leR unassembled for
shipping purposes. All parts such as nuts,
washers, belts, 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
1. Remove loose parts included with
mower.
2. Cut down two end comers of carton
and lay end panel down fiat.
3, Remove all packing matedals 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 beth handle
knobs.
3. Remove handle padding holding
operator presence control bar to upper
handle.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowing comfort. Refer to "ADJUST HANDLE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
Operator
conbrolbar
Lift
position
Lower handle
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENT$
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to
be used as a mulcher. To convert to
bagging or discharging, see =TO CONVERT MOWER" in the Operation section
of this manual.
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KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
LAWN MOWER, Compare the illustrationswith 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
CHOKE
FUEL
OIL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
ine zone control cable
Starter handle
Engine oil cap with dipstick
Grass
Primer
Muffler
Gasoline filter cap
Air filter
Mulcher doo
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
Wheel adjuster
(on eachwheel)
MEETS CPSC SAFEW REQUIREMENTS
Sears rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute and the U,S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The blade turns when the engine is running.
Operator Presence Control Bar- must
be held down to the handle to start the
engine. Release to stop the engine,
Mulcher door - allows conversion to
discharge or bagging operation,
Primer - pumps additional fuel from the
carburetor to the cylinder for use when
starting a cold engine.
Starter Handle - used for starting the
6 engine,
Theoperation
ofanylawn
mower
canresultinforeign
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
_,CAUTION:
Federal regulations require
an engine control to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the risk
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 bsr 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 end lower
wheels for high cut. Adjust cutting height
to suityour requirements. Medium
position is best for most lawns,
• To change cutting height, squeeze
adjuster lever toward wheel. Move
wheel up or down to suit your requirements. Be sure all wheels are in the
same setf_ng,
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
prate tabs.
TO CONVERT MOWER
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to
be used as a mulcher. To convert to
bagging or discharging:
REAR BAGGING
• Lift rear door of the lawn mower and
place the grass catcher frame books
onto the door pivot pins.
• To convert to mulching or discharging
operation, remove grass catcher and
close rear door.
Pivc.t "
Grass
catcher
handle
Catcher frame hook
SIDE DISCHARGING
• Rear door must be closed.
• Open mulcher door and install discharge deflector under guard as
shoWn.
• Mower is now ready for discharging
operation.
• To convert to mulching or bagging
operation, discharge deflector must be
removed and muicher door must be
dosed.
SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBERWHEN
CONVERTING YOUR LAWN MOWER
FOR MULCHING 1. Rear door closed.
2. Mulcher door closed.
FOR REAR BAGGING 1, Grass catcher installed,
2. Mulcher door closed.
FOR SIDE DISCHARGING 1. Rear door closed.
2. Side discharge deflector installed.
A, CAUTION: Do not run your lawn
mower without rear door closed or
approved grass catcher in place. Never
attempt to operate the lawn mower with
the rear door removed or propped open.
Lower Wheels for High Cu_
Raise Wheels for Low Cut
Rea_
Le er
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Open mulcher door
Discharge
defiector---,..,._...,.,.,__.
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. Reinstatl 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
NOTE: Before filling fuel tank, remove
and discard the debris plug that is inside
the tank.
• 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 freshness.
_I_WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasehoi 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 ran until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner productsin the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
A CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler ned<. Do not overf_l. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame,
Gasolinefiller cap
(Discarcldebris
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
fur| line on the dipstick. Pour oil slowly.
Do not over fill.
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Engineoil
cap
TO_TART
ENGINE
NOTE: Due to protectivecoatings 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 far 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 pdming 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
priming steps.
MOWlNGTIPS
• 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
fawn mower over the area a second
time.
• For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the
width of cut by ovedapp'mgpreviously
cut path and mow slowly.
• For better grass bagging and most
cutting conditions, the engine speed
should be set in the fast p(_ition.
• 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 nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutUng 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 dumps of mulched grass. For
extremely heavy mulching, reduce your
width of cut,
mow slowly and raise
the rear of the lawn mower one wheel
adjuster setting higher than the front.
• 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.
MA, rE.,NCESCNEDU'E
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check for Loose Fasteners
Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher
(_f Equipped)
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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
(_
LUBRICATION CHART
eachwheel)
Engine oil
Mulcher
door hinge
pin
Rear door
season,
• Once a year, replace the spark plug,
clean or replace air filter element and
check blade for wear. A now spark
plug and clean/new air filter element
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in
this manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check for loose fasteners.
hinge
(_
Handle bracket mounting pins
(_) Spray lubricant
_) See "ENGINE"
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION CHART").
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in Maintenance section.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease
plastic wheel bearings, viscous lubricents will attract dust and dirt that will
shorten the life of the self-lubricating
bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
SERIAL
NUMBER:
DATE
OFPURCHASE:
GASOLINE
CAPACITY/TYPE:
31L
TYPE
(API-SF-SJ):
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUGIGAP: .030")
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
1.6 QUARTS UNLEADED REGULAR
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F)
20 OZS.
CHAMPION RJ19LM OR J19LM
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 sedal number and date of purchase in the space
provided above.
LAWN MOWER
Alwaysobservesafety rulaswhen performing any maintenance.
"nRES
• Keep tiresfreeof gasoline,oil,or insect
cenf_l chemicaJswhich can harm rubber.
• Avoidstumps,stones,deep ruts,sharp
objectsand other hazardsthat rney cause
_'e 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. Tum 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 propedy. 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_.
Blade
bolt
shaft
washer
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Trailing edge
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 eP,gk_e.
• 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, ddve 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 hodzontal 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 ordedng.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API sewica classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
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BEFORE NF.,XTOIL CP,ANC_
NOTE: .&Jthoughmulti-viscosityoils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity 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.
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
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly and may
be damaged by using a dirty air filter,
Replace the air filter every 100 hours of
operation or every season, more often if
you mow in very dusty, dirty conditions.
TO CLEAN AIR FILTER
1. Loosen screw and tilt cover to remove.
2. Carefully remove cartridge.
3. Clean by gently tapping on a flat
surface. If very dirty, replace cartridge.
A, CAUTION: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean
cartridge. They may cause detedoration of
the cartddge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressudzed air to clean or dry
cartddge.
4. Install cartridge, then replace cover
making sure the tabs are aligned with
the slots in the back plate. Fasten
screw securely.
12
Back
• Slots
Up
"Caffridge
Cover
Cover
tabs
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace con'oded 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 plu=g,
type and gap setting are
shown in PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
in Maintenance section of this manual.
_CAUTION:
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 "ro 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 ADJUST HANDLE
The handle can be mounted in a high or
;ow 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.
CLEANING
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean the underside of
_our mower after each use.
CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with 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 using a garden
hose to clean lawn mower unless the
electdcal system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in
shortened engine life.
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 all
parts removed from lower handle.
\
Rotate
13
Lower
handle
TO ASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER
: 1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag
with dgid part of beg 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.
_I,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
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. Lubdcate 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.
ENGINE
ENGINE SPEED
Your engine speed has been factory set.
Do net attempt to increase engine speed
or it may result in personal injury. If you
believe that the engine is runniag 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 properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
lawn mower to a Sears or other quelifled
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.
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 he
f_oldedback.
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 look into the mowing
posifion.
14
:
.Lower handle
l
Handle
bracket
Squeeze to fold
Hairpin cotter
Operatorpresence
con'_olbar
_
Fold
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Upperhandle-.,....7//// for
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Lower
_
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11
I
• 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 feast 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
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 distdbute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug,
OTHER
backward
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
__
position • Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
ENGINE
gasoline will cause problems.
FUEL SYSTEM
• If possible, store your unit indoors and
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
cover it to give protection from dust and
dirt.
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
• Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
filter, fuel hose, or tank daring storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
breathe, which allows condensation to
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
form and will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover mower while
which leads to separation and formation
of acids dudng storage. Acidic gas can
engone and exhaust areas are still warm.
damage the fuel system of an engine
A CAUTION:Never store the lawn mower
while in storage.
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
1. Drain the fuel tank.
where fumes may reach an open flame or
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
spark, Allow the engine to cool before
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
stodng in any enclosure.
_'_._:___
_
Mo_ng
15
• TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Ioea not start
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Out offueL
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.
F_oorcutJneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Wheel heights uneven.
13. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower,
Excessive
vibration
1, Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
Starter rope hard
topull
1. Engine flywheel brake is on
when control bar is released
2. Bent engine crankshaft,
3. Blade adapter broken.
4. Blade dragging in grass.
16
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Drain tank and refill with
fresh clean fuel.
4. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor and 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.
1. Depress control bar to
upper handle before
pullingstarter 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Srass catcher
rmtfllllng (Ifso
aqulpped)
Hard to push
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting height too low.
2. L_ on blade worn off.
3. Catcher not venting air.
! 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
dghtfor you.
17
1_ Raise cutting height.
2. Replace blade.
3. Clean grass catcher.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Raise rear of lawn mower
housing one (1) setting
higher.
3. Empty grass catcher.
4. Adjust handle height to
suit.
CRAFTSMAN
ROTARY
LAWNMOWER
--MODEL
NUMBER
917.388721
23
44
\
44
4O
33
68
14
67
56
37
37
16
4O
10
5
CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER--MODEL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
86SO2
169709X479
169708X479
132001
63601
131939
66426
154132
165754
1765,56
750634
86899X004
136376
51793
18
17
18
19
20
2t
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
147293
165946)(479
17600406
167132XCO4
167133X004
165858
168360X004
166878
751153
166111X479
166112X479
851856
152124
16083_<C07
19112.222
185760
169421X004
87877
165762X004
DESCRIPTION
ConbolBar
Upper Handle
Lew_Hanc_e
RopeGuide
Locknut 1/4-20
HaudJeBolt
WkeTDe
Hinge Bracket
Mulcher Door
Engine Zone Control Cable
Hex Washer Head Screw
Up-Stop Bracket
HandleKnob
Hairpin Cober
HingeRod
Support Bracket
Screw
Axle Ann Assembly - LF
Axle Arm Assembly - RF
Rear Skirt
Selector Spring - Front
Roar Door Assembly Kit (Incl. Spitngs)
Locknut 5/16-18
Handle Brackel Assembly (Left)
Handle Bracket Assembly (Right)
Screw 114-20 x 3/8
Hinge Spitng
Wheal Adjusting Bracket - Front
Spacer
Clip on DiSChargeGuard
Selector"Spdng - Rear
Selector Knob
Axle Arm Assembly * LR
NUMBER 917.388721
K]EY PART
NO.
NO.
36
37
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
48
52
160828
151157
83923
77400
88652
165766
165767
165912
150406
85463
165761X004
166876
53
54
55
56
57
67
68
70
851084
650263
851074
175064
851514
166113
165755
- --
71
---
132004
161058
178935
Available accessories
Z.1.33623
7133500
7133000
DESCRIPllON
Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
WheelAssembly
Flanged Locknut
Hubcap
HingeScmw
Spring(LH)
Spdng(RH)
Door Bolt
Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Danger Decal
Axle Arm Assembly - RR
Housing Assembly
(Includes Kay Numbers 17, 18 and 46)
Hex Head Screw 3/6-24 x 1-3/8 Grade 8
Helical Lockwashet
HautenedWasher
21" Blade
BladeAdapter
Grass Bag
Catcher Frame
Engine, Brkjgs & Stratton, Model Number
12H802-2636-B1 (See Breakdown)
Nut, Hex
Warning Decal(Not Shown)
Ownefe Manual
not included with lawn mower:
Gas Can (2.5 gel.)
Fuel Stabilizer
SAE 3OW OIJ(20 oz.)
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches.
1 inch= 25.4 mm
BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
[1019 LABEL KIT 1 584
MODEL NUMBER
12HS02-2639-B1
684
383_
525! J
524
635
33
"_rREQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL, SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
1895VALVE
GASKET SET
15_
11058 OWNER'S MANUAL r
36
3RIGGS & STRATTON/,-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NUMBER
12H802-2639.,B1
443_
_1
5 159_
_9_
97_
12__1
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET SET
_708
617_._
365
_ _
276_
121 CARBURETOR _
276
lOT
708_
276(_
_ J
127(_
37
BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
MODEL NUMBER
12HS02-2639-B1
969 |
921
_
332
304
363 _
466
3os
]
689 _
456
F
[
1036 EMISSIONS LABEL
]
60
MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
12HS02-2639-B1
334_
745
505
39
MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
493260
399269
299819
493279
691160
692249
695250
272461
691125
691781
692232
690912
691680
691451
399781
691092
692315
922698
499429
499430
499431
499432
499425
499426
499427
499428
691866
499423
499424
691664
695759
262651
262652
691270
691270
692194
691997
690548
691449
498826
26
27
28
29
32
32A
33
34
35
36
40
43
45
46
48
DESCRIPllON
•
.+
.+
•
•
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushlog/Seal
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engloe
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (010 = O,S.)
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S)
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set*Piston (.010" O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston
.020"O,S.)
Ring Set-Piston
.030" O.S.)
LoCk-P_stan Pin
Pin-Piston
Rnd-Connecting
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Screw(Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Sprlog-Valve (Intake)
Sprlog-Valve (Exhaust
Retainer-Valve
81loger-Govemor/OU
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block Replacement
Eng ne 12J802-2915-B1)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
50
51
54
55
56
497465
272199
691650
691421
692259
60
65
81
98
97
104
117
121
125
127
130
133
134
137
146
159
163
187
198
190
202
209
222
227
276
267
300
304
305
306
307
332
333
4O
12H802-2639-1BI
DESCRIPTION
Ma nifold-lotake
• Gasket-Intake
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Housing-Rewind
Starter
Rope-Starter
Cut to
Required Length)
281434
Grip,Starter Rope
990759
Screw (Rewldd Starter)
691740
Lock-Muffler Screw
691636
Screw (Throttle Valve)
493267
Shaft-Throttle
691242
O Pin-Float Hinge
494870
Jet-Main (Standard)
497316
Jet-Malo (High Alttiude)
498260
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
498176
Carburetor
694468
_1 Plug-Welch
691203
Valve-Throttle
398187
Float-Carburetor
398188
_1 Valve-Needle/Seat
693981 _1_ Gasket-Float Bowl
690979
Key.Tlmlog
691753
Bracket-Air Cleaner Pdmer
272653._1:1: Gasket-Air Cleaner
691050
Line-Fuel (Cut to Requked
Length)
690877
Screw (Control Bracket
690940
Screw (FueITank
691829
Link-Mechanical
Governor
690319
Spring-Govemor
692467
Bracket-Control
690783
Control Lever-Governor
271716 2_$ Seanug Washer
690940
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
692038
Muffler
695892
Houslog-Btcwer
691108
Screw (Blowe¢ Housing)
690450
Shtatd-Cynnder
690345
Screw Cylinder Shield)
690662
Nut F_heel
802574
Armature-Magneto
MODEL NUMBER
BRIGGS & STRA'rTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
334
337
356
358
363
365
363
404
425
443
445
455
456
459
505
523
524
525
529
562
554
i85
592
i97
;01
;08
;13
;15
;16
;17
;21
;35
;68
;70
;84
691061
802592
692390
497315
19069
692524
89838
890272
690670
692523
491588
691219
692299
281505
231082
495264
692296
495265
691923
92613
692342
691879
690800
691696
95162
497680
691340
690340
691306
270344
692310
66538
493823
692294
690345
_89
08
'41
;42
691855
691321
891830
691031
DESCRIP'nON
Screw (Armature Magneto)
Spark Plug
WIm-Sto }p
Engine Gasket Set
Flyv,hasl Puller
Screw (Carburetor)
Wrench-S_parrk Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
Screw (Air Cleaner B_;e)
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Plate-Pawl Fdc_on
PawI-Ratchet
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
DipsUck
• Seal-Dipstick
Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Grommet
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Cover-Breather
Passage
• Gasket-Breather
Passage
Nut Rewind Starter)
Screw Pawi Friction Plate
C_nlpHose
Starter-Rewind
Screw Muffler)
Reainer-GovernorSheft
Crank-Governor
O_: SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Switch*Stop
Boot-Sparkplug
• Spacer (Includes 2)
Spacer-Fual Tank
Screw
(Breather Passage Cover)
Spdng-Fdclto,
O:1: Seal.Throttle
Shaft
Gear-Timing
• SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
847
851
869
670
871
921
922
923
957
966
968
969
692017
493880
691155
690389
262001
63709
497233
692135
595891
397974
496116
692298
590700
970
691669
972
975
976
977
1019
1036
1066
1059
1095
1210
495224
493640
496115
498261
494256
695111
274265
692311
498528
498144
1211
498144
•
Included
12H802-2639-B1
DESCRIPTION
Assembly-Dipstick/Tube
TerminaFSparkplug
Seat-Valve (Inte ke)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide
Exhaust)
8ushng-Gude
nake)
Cover-Blower Housing
Spring-Brake
Brake
Cap-Fuel Tank
Base-Air Cleaner Primer
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw
(BlOWer Housing Cover)
Screw
(Air Cleaner Primer Bracket)
Tank-Fuel
Bowl-Float
Pdmer÷Carbureter
Set-Carburetor
Gasket
Kit*Label
Label-Emissions
Owner's Manual
KIt_ScrewNVasher
Set-Valve Gasket
Assembly-Pullay/Sprlng
(Pulley)
Assembly-Pulley/Spdn
9
(Spring)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key #358
_1 Included in Carburetor Overhaul
:_ Included
in Carburetor
+ Included
In Valve Overhaul
NOTE:
inches
41
Kit, Key #121
Gasket Set, Key #977
Kit. Key #1095
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S.
SERVICE
42
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