Craftsman 247.28901 Lawn Mower User Manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODELNO.
247.370320
CRRFTSMRN®
Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules
and Instructions
BeforeOperating
This Equipment
1 IOV 12AMP ELECTRIC
DOUBLE INSULATED
18" REAR DISCHARGE
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service and Adjustment
Repair Parts
SEARS,ROEBUCKANDCO., Chicago,IL 60684 U.S.A.
IMPORTANT
RULESFORSAFEOPERATION
AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATI-EMPTING
TO OPERATE
ELECTRIC
LAWN MOWER.
TO COMPLY
WITH
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
RESULTTHE
IN PERSONAL
THIS
SYMBOLYOUR
POINTS
OUT IMPORTANT
SAFETYFAILURE
INSTRUCTIONS
WHICH,
IF NOT
FOLLOWED,
COULDMAY
ENDANGER
PERSONALINJURY.
SAFETY_
)WHENYOU SEE THIS SYMBOL-- A
HEED ITS WARNING.
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DANGER:
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Aswithanytypeofpowerequipment,
carelessness
orerroronthepartoftheoperator
canresultinserious
Your
electric
lawn mower wastheserules,you
built to be operated
to theinjuryto
rules for yourself
safe operation
in this manual,
injury.If
youviolateanyof
mayaccording
causeserious
or others.
TRAINING
Readthisowner'smanualcarefullyinits entiretybeforeattempting
to assemble
or operatethis machine.Becompletely
familiarwiththe controls
andthe
properuseof thismachinebeforeoperatingit. Keepthismanualin a safe
placeforfutureandregularreference
andfororderingreplacement
parts.
• Yourrotarymowerisa precision
pieceof powerequipment,
nota plaything.
Therefore,
exerciseextremecautionat alltimes.
• Neverallowchildren
tooperate
a powermower.
Onlypersonswellacquainted
withtheserulesof safeoperation
shouldbeallowedto use yourmower,
• Nooneshouldoperatethisunitwhileintoxicated
orwhiletakingmedication
thatimpairsthesensesor reactions.
• Keepthe areaof operation
clearof allpersons,particularly
smallchildren
andpets.Stopmotorwhentheyarein thevicinityofyourmower.Although
the areaof operation
shouldbecompletely
clearedof foreignobjects,an
objectmayhavebeenoverlooked
andcooldbeaecidentJy
thrownbythemower
inanydirection
andcauseserious
personal
injurytotheoperator
oranyothers
allowedin the area.
PREPARATION
•
•
•
•
Required CordGauge
CordLengthin Feet
Motor
Amp
eating
25
10-12
16
I '°
I rod
,=
Wire Uauce
16
J
I
14
12
• If extension
cordis damagedin anymannerwhilepluggedin, pullextension
cordfrom wallreceptacle.
• To preventdisconnection
of extension
cordfrom mowerduringoperation,
be suretousethecordrestraint
provided
or makea knotas shownin the
illustration
below.
Extension
Cord
Appliance
Cord
• Fuses--The
mowershould
beoperatedona 15or 20AMPcircuit.If difficul-
Thoroughlyinspectthe areawhere the equipmentis to be used. Remove
ty in starting
isexperienced
withastandard15AMPfuseor circuitbreaker,
allstones,sticks,wire, bones andotherforeignobjectswhichcouldbe picked
contactyournearestauthorized
servicelocation.Donotusea higherrated
up and thrownby the mower in any directionand cause seriouspersonal
fusewithoutconsulting
yourpowercompany.
injuryto the operatoror any others allowedin the area.
• Foryoursafety,usetheslopegauge
incbded
aspartofthismanualtomeasure
Always wear safetyglassesor eyeshieldsduringoperagonor whileperforming
slopes
before
operating
thisunitonasloped
orhillyarea.if theslopeisgreater
an adjustmentor repair,to protecteyes from foreign objectsthat may be
than15° asshownontheslopegauge,donotoperatethisunitonthatarea
thrownfrom the machine in any direction.
or seriousinjurycouldresult.
Dressproperly.Wear sturdy,rough-soledworkshoes. Neveroperatea unit
in berefeet, ssodalsor sneakers.Do not wear looseclothingor jewelry.They
can be caughtin movingparts. Useof rubber gloves andfootwear is recom,_OPERATION
mendedwhen workingoutdoors.
Avoid accidentalstarting. Do not pull plugged-in lawn mower with finger on
Neverattemptto make a wheelor cuttingheightadjustmentwhilethe motor
switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
is running.
• Do not abuse cord--never pull lawn mower by cord or yank it to disconnect
Mow only in daylightor in good artificiallight.
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• Never operatethe equipmentin the rain or in damp wet locations.Always
be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal injury
Keep a firm holdon the handleand walk, never run. Do not over-reach-keep footing and balanceat all times.
• Warning--To preventelectricshock hazard,use onlywith an extensioncord
suitablefor outdooruse. Use onlyUL approvedoutdoorextensioncords of
adequate gauge (minimum16 gauge recommended) which accept the lawn
mower's plug.
• Cord sets--Make sure your cord set is in good condition When using a cord
set, be sure to use oneheavy enough to carry the currentyour lawn mower
wilt draw. For lengths less than 50 feet, No 16 AWG cord set should he
used. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss
of power and overheating.(NOTE:Table below shows the correctsizeto use
dependingon cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smatter the gauge number the heavier the cord.)
• 0o not put handsor feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times as the rotating blade can cause injury
• Stop the motor when you leavethe mower and before crossing gravel drives,
walks or roads.
• After striking a foreign object, shut oft the motor, make absolutely sure the
blade and all moving parts have completely stopped, disconnect the power
cord to prevent accidental starting, then thoroughly inspect the mower for
any damage. Such damage must be repairedbefore restarting andoperating
the mower
• If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the motor and check
immediately for _he cause Vibration is generally a warningof trouble
• Stop the motor, unplug the power cord, and wait for the blade and all
ing parts to stop before cleaning, unclogging chute, removing grass care,
repairing or inspecting the mower. The cutting blade continues to rotate for
a few seconds after the motor is shut off
SAFEOPERATION
PRACTICES
(Continued)
• DOnot force lawn mower. It will do the job betterand safer at the rate for
which it was designed. Do not use lawn mower for any job except that for
which it is intended.
• Mow acrosstheface of slopes, never up-and-down. Nevercut grass by pulling mower toward you. Exerciseextremecautionwhen operatingmower on
uneven terrainor changingdirectiononslopes. Donot mow excessivelysteep
slopes. Always be sure of your footing.A slip andfall can causeserious personal injury,
• Neveroperate mower withoutproperguards, plates or other safety protective devices in place.
• The blade/motor control on this mower is installedto minimize the risk
of bladecontactinjury andis required by federal rp,julations.Donotunder
any circumstancesattempt todefeatthe functionofthe blade/motorcontrol.
• TOavoid electric shock hazard, never pushmower over cord. Do not mow
around the lawn in circles. Always travel back and forth across the lawn,
•
•
•
•
tightness. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
Keep blade sharp.
Use identical replacement blades only. Repair or replace damaged cord.
To reduce fire hazard,keep the motor free of grass, leaves, or excessive
grease.
Checkthe grasscatcherbag frequently for wear or deterioration andreplace
wornbags. Forsafety protection,replaceonlywithnew bag meetingoriginal
equipmentspecifications.
• Store idle lawn mower indoorswhennot in use. Allowmotor to coolbefore
storing in any enclosure. Lawn mower should be storedindoorsin dry, high
or locked-up place, out of reach of children.
• Maintainlawn mower with care. Keep blade sharp and clean for best and
safest performance. Follow instructionsfor lubricating and changingacceesories.
beginning at the point nearest the electric outlet to which the extensioncord
is connected. This will keep the cord on the mowed area of the lawn and ,_
out of the way.
,_
• Donot operate mowerafter it has beendroppedor damaged in any manner._
Returnmower to nearestauthorizedservicelocation.
• Theuseofaccessory
attachments
not recommended
bythemowermanufacturer may causehazards.
• Donot operatethis mowerwiththe chutedooropen, unlessthe complete
grasscatcheror chutedeflectoris properlymountedon the mower.
MAINTENANCEAND STORAGE
Warning--Disconnect
power
cordfromelectrical
outletbefore
performing
any
maintenance
or serviceonmower.
• Check
thebladeandmotormounting
boltsatfrequentintervals
forproper
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Craftsman Lawn Mower. It has been designed, engineered
and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability
and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your lawn mower
properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES."
MODEL
NUMBER
DOUBLEINSULATEDLAWN MOWER
DOUBLEINSULATIONISA CONCEPTIN SAFETYIN ELECTRICLAWNMOWERS,
WHICH ELIMINATESTHE NEEDFOR THE USUALTHREEWIRE GROUNDED
lOWER CORDAND GROUNDED
SUPPLYSYSTEM.WHEREVERTHEREISELECTRIG CURRENTIN THE MOWER,THEREARETWO COMPLETESETS OFINSULATION TO PROTECTTHE USER. ALL EXPOSEDMETAL PARTS ARE
ISOLATEDFROMTHE INTERNALMETAL MOTORCOMPONENTSWITH PROTECTINGINSULATION.
IMPORTANT--SERVICINGOFA LAWN MOWERWITH DOUBLEINSULATION
REQUIRESEXTREMECAREAND KNOWLEDGE
OFTHE SYSTEMANDSHOULD
BEPERFORMEDONLY BYA QUALIFIEDSERVICETECHNICIAN.FORSERVICE
WE SUGGEST YOU RETURN THE LAWN MOWER TO YOUR NEAREST
AUTHORIZEDSERVICEDEALERFORREPAIR. ALWAYSUSEORIGINALFACTORY REPLACEMENTPARTSWHEN SERVICING.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
VOLTAGE:
110 - 120 AC
AMPERAGE:
12
Hz:
60
BLADE NUT TORQUE:
30-35 ft. Ibs.
MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT
247.:370320
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF
PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A LABEL ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE DECK.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details,
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your lawn mower.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance"
and
"Storage" sections of this Owner's Manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS .................
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..............
INDEX ....................................
WARRANTY ...............................
CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK ............
ASSEMBLY ..............................
OPERATION ..............................
2
3
3
4
4
5
5, 6
7-9
MAINTENANCE
...........................
11
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
...............
1G
STORAGE ................................
11
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
.............
11
TROUBLE SHOOTING ......................
12
SLOPE GAUGE ...........................
13
REPAIR PARTS .........................
14-18
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE
.......
BACK PAGE
INDEX
A
Adjustments:
Cutting Height ..............
Assembly:
Chute Deflector .............
Handle ....................
Grass Catcher ..............
B
Blade:
Balancing .................
Replacement ..............
Sharpening ...............
8
6
6
6
10
10
10
C
...................
Cleaning
10
Controls:
Motor/Blade Control .........
8
Height Adjustment Knob ......
8
Cord Restraint ..............
5-8
Customer Responsibilities
......
3
Cutting Heights ...............
8
E
Extension Cord ..........
H
Hardware Pack Contents .......
Handle Storage ..............
L
Lubrication:
Motor ....................
Wheels ...................
M
Maintenance:
Agreement .................
Blade Care/Replacement
Cleaning ..................
Lubrication ................
Operating
O
Mower ............
5
11
11
11
....
3
10
10
11
7-9
R
Repair/Replacement
Parts... 14-18
Responsibilities, Customer ......
3
S
Safety Rules .................
Service and Adjustments:
Cutting Height ..............
Rear Trail Shield ...........
Service Recommendations .....
Specifications
................
Starting the Motor/Blade .......
Stopping the Motor/Blade .......
Storage ....................
T
Table of Contents .............
Trouble Shooting Guide .......
W
Warranty ....................
Wheels:
Adjusting Height ............
Lubrication ................
2, 8, 11
WARRANTY
ONEYEARLIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANLAWNMOWER
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained and lubricated according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material and
workmanship.
If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial
from the date of purchase.
or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days
This warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as mower blades or blade adapters.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent motor shafts 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 LAWN 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 may vary from state
to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. Department
731CR-W Sears Tower, Chicago,
4
IL 60684
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8
10
11
3
9
9
11
4
12
4
11
CONTENTS
(Hardware
OF HARDWARE
PACK
pack may contain extra Items which are not used on your unit. Part numbers are shown In
parentheses.)
Cord Restr;
Hand
(725-0899)
Knobs
TONGUE
Saddle
Washers
Head
Bolts
(710-1174)
Cable Tie
(7i6-0306)
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2
3
_S
ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS
UNPACKING
NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the
mower is observed from behind the mower in the
operating position,
• Remove the lawn mower from the carton by opening the top flaps and removing the carton inserts,
grass catcher, chute deflector and hardware pack.
Read this manual in its entirety before attempting to
assemble or operate the lawn mower.
• Cut along the corners on one end of the carton, and
lay the end of the carton down flat.
For shipping purposes, the lawn mower has been
assembled at the factory, except for the upper handle.
The necessary hardware is found in the hardware pack.
Before assembling or operating the mower, check for
damage and/or missing parts. Do not operate this
mower until the following steps have been completed.
• Roll mower out of carton. Make certain all parts and
literature have been removed from the carton before
the carton is discarded.
NOTE: The control cord is attached to both the upper
handle and the motor. Use care in removing the mower
from the carton.
5
Restraint
Tongue
Cord
Hand
Knob
Bolts
Washer
ATTACHINGTHE HANDLE
• Lay the upper handle to the right side of the mower
so the control cord is out of the way.
• Pull up and back on the lower handle until it locks
into operating position,
• Attach the upper handle as follows.
a. Slide cord restraint onto the top of upper handle,
so the tongue of the cord restraint is away from
-..--..._.---the
motor/blade control as shown in figure 1.
b. Place the upper handle position over lower handle. Make certain the control cord is routed to the
outside and below lower handle as shown in
figure 1.
c. Secure the handles using the curved head bolts,
saddle washers and hand knobs as shown.
Tighten securely.
• Attach the control cord to the upper handle at the
position shown in figure 1, using the cable tie
provided.
FIGURE 1.
ATTACHINGTHE GRASSCATCHEROR
CHUTEDEFLECTOR
Your mower is equipped with a grass catcher to bag
grass clippings, and a chute deflector to allow clippings
to be discharged to the side when bagging is not
desired.
Chute
Door
MOWER UNLESS THE COMPLETE GRASS
WARNING: OR
DO CHUTE
NOT OPERATE
YOUR
CATCHER
DEFLECTOR
IS
PROPERLY MOUNTED ON THE MOWER,
TO ATTACH THE GRASS CATCHER
Lift the chute door on the back of the mower. Lower
grass catcher into position.The grass catcher must rest
firmly on the lower handle of the mower. Release the
chute door. Make certain the magnets on the grass
-.=.---catcher bag secure the chute door firmly, see figure 2.
TO REMOVE THE GRASS CATCHER
Raise the chute door and lift the grass catcher up.
Release the chute door.
FIGURE 2.
\
TO ATTACH THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
Lift the chute door on the back of the mower. Insert the
tab end of the chute deflector into the mower discharge
opening, sliding the two tabs on the top of the chute
deflector into the notches inside the discharge open_ing.
See figure 3. One side at a time, push the lower
edge of the discharge chute down until the tab on the
discharge chute snaps into the hole in the mower.
Release the chute door.
WARNING: MAKE CERTAIN ALL FOUR
TABS ON THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR ARE
SEATED SECURELY INTO THE MOWER
BEFORE OPERATING THE MOWER,
TO REMOVE THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
Lift the chute door on the back of the mower. Grasp
the inside lower edge of the chute deflector. Pull upward and outward to remove the deflector. Release the
chute door.
FIGURE 3.
6
OPERATION
KNOWYOURLAWNMOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Motor/
Blade Control
Restraint
Catcher
Upper Handle
Chute
Control Cord
Height
ustment Knob
Hand
Chute
Deflector
Housing
FIGURE 4.
MEETS CPSC SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS
Sears Lawn Walk-Behind Mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute,
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The blade turns when the
engine is running.
MOTOR/BLADE CONTROL LEVER--must
be held
against the handle to start and run the motor and blade.
Release to stop the motor and blade.
CORD RESTRAINT--helps
prevent disconnection of
extension cord from motor/blade control.
BEFORE USING YOUR LAWN MOWER, AGAIN REFER TO THE "SAFETY
2 OF THIS MANUAL. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL.
RULES" AS SHOWN ON PAGE
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
before starting power tool operation or while performing any adjustments or repairs.
We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for over spectacles or standard glasses
available at Sears Retail or Catalog Stores.
HOWTO USEYOUR MOWER
MOTOR/BLADE
CORDCONNECTION
CONTROL
OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORD (MINIMUM
WARNING: USE ONLY UL APPROVED
16 GAUGE RECOMMENDED),
CORD RESTRAINT
TROL ON THIS MOWER 18 INSTALLED TO
WARNING:
THE MOTOR/BLADE
CONMINIMIZE THE RISK OF BLADE CONTACT
INJURY AND IS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL
REGULATIONS, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE
FUNCTION
OF THE MOTOR/BLADE
CONTROL.
Attach extension cord (not provided with unit) to the
cord restraint as follows. Form a small loop in the extension cord. Allow enough excess cord to make the
connection to the motor/blade control (approximately
20 inches). S_ip the loop through the slot on the bottom of the cord restraint, and up over the tab, to prevent disconnection from the motor/blade control during
operation. Keep the cord restraint as close to the
motor/blade control as possible. See figure 6.
The motor/blade control requires the operator to be
behind the handle to start and run the mower. When
the operator releases the control lever, the motor will
stop and an internal brake helps the blade to stop
quickly.
CONNECTION
When the operator leaves the operating position to
remove the grass catcher, change the cutting height,
pick up sticks or other objects in the way, the motor
will stop automatically when the motor/blade control
lever is released.
CUTTING
i_l)
TO THE MOTOR/BLADE
CONTROL
BLADE CONTROL
LEVER IS IN OFF
WARNING:
MAKE CERTAIN
MOTOR/
(RELEASED) POSITION.
To attach extension cord to the mower, swing open the
spring-loaded
plug retainer located beneath the
motor/blade control. Connect the plug on the extension
cord fully onto the plug on the mower. The mower is
equipped with a polarized AC power plug (one blade
of the plug is wider than the other), which will fit into
the plug on the extension cord only one way. See figure
6, inset. If unable to make a full connection, try reversing the plug on the extension cord. Should the plugs
still fail to fit, contact your service dealer for assistance.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
DISCONNECT POWER CORD BEFORE ADWARNING:
OFF HEIGHT.
MOTOR
AND
JUSTING THETURN
CUTTING
The height adjustment knob is located on the left side
of the deck. Turn the knob clockwise to lower cutting
height; turn it counterclockwise to raise the cutting
height. See figure 5.
CONNECTION TO THE ELECTRIC POWER SOURCE
The cutting height range is approximately 1" to 3-1/2".
The heights are measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the motor not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed.
Plug the extension cord into any convenient 110-120
volt 60 cycle A.C. outlet or receptacle for your source
of power. This outlet may be located either out-of-doors
or indoors. If an inside receptacle is used, the extension cord can be taken out either through the doorway
or a window. To avoid blowing fuses, pick an outlet that
is not overloaded. Your mower will operate satisfactorily
on a circuit that is fused for 15 amperes. Do not use
oversize fuses without consulting your power company.
The average lawn should be cut approximately 1-1/2"
to 2" during the cool season and over 2" during hot
months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
Height
Adjustment
Blade
Retainer
FIGURE 5.
FIGURE 6.
8
TO STARTMOTORAND ENGAGEBLADE
Standing behind the unit, lift the motor/blade control
handle with the left forefinger, then pull handle up and
hold it against the upper handle with right hand. See
figure 7.
The length of the extension cord you will need depends
on the size of the area to be mowed. See extension
cord information on page 2.
Never mow around the lawn in circles. Always travel
back and forth across the lawn, beginning at the point
nearest the electric outlet where cord is connected. See
figure 8. Cut grass moving away from the outlet so the
cord lies in the cut portion of the lawn, out of the way.
Do not allow extension cord to wrap around trees,
shrubs or other obstacles.
T = Obstacles
FIGURE 7.
TO STOPMOTORAND BLADE
l
I
1. Release the motor/blade control handle to stop the
engine and blade. (A high pitched noise will result,
which is the result of deceleration of the electric
motor. Sparking at the top of motor, inside the
motor cover, is also normal during deceleration.)
In
Outlet
Start Here
FIGURE 8.
ROTATE FOR A FEW SECONDS AFTER
WARNING:
CONTINUES
TO
THE MOTORTHE
IS BLADE
SHUT OFF.
IF MOTOR
DOES NOT COME TO AN IMMEDIATE
STOP WHEN THE MOTOR/BLADE CONTROL HANDLE IS RELEASED, CONTACT
AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE LOCATION.
2. Disconnect the power source to prevent accidental starting while equipment is unattended.
MOWINGTIPS
&
WARNING:
DO NOT OPERATE
THIS
MOWER WITH THE CHUTE DOOR OPEN,
UNLESS THE COMPLETE GRASS CATCHER IS PROPERLY MOUNTED ON THE
MOWER.
Be sure that lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wires, or
other objects which could damage lawn mower or
engine. Such objects could be accidently thrown by the
mower in any direction and cause serious personal injury to the operator and others.
To prevent electric shock, do not operate the mower
in damp or wet locations.
When picking up the extension cord,
wind the cord in a series of equal loops
on each side of your hand to prevent
snarling. See illustration at right.
To cut heavy grass, reduce walking speed to allow
more effective cut and distribution of the clippings. For
best results, cut off one-third or less of the total length
of the grass. For a healthier and better looking lawn,
cut more often and after moderate growth. The lawn
should be cut in the fall as long as there is growth.
OBJECT, STOP THE MOTOR. DISCONWARNING: IF YOU STRIKE A FOREIGN
NECT
THE
POWER
SOURCE,
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.
MAINTENANCE
GENERALRECOMMENDATIONS
• Tighten blade nut securely (30-35 ft. Ibs. torque).
Follow the Service Recommendation Schedule on page
11.
• Re-insert cotter pin and bend ends to secure.
MOWER
NOTE: If after tightening nut, the slot in nut is not
aligned with hole in shaft, tighten nut just enough to
allow cotter pin insertion.
BLADE CARE
Your mower will work better with a sharp blade.
WARNING:
DANGEROUS.A LOOSE
_b
CAN
BE
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening the blade-but if you do, be sure blade is balanced.
PLY BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINWARNING: DISCONNECT POWER SUPTENANCE OR ADJUSTMENTS.
TO REMOVE BLADE (See figure 9):
• Turn mower on its side.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• Use a block of wood between blade and mower deck
to prevent blade from turning when nut is removed.
Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced.
An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration
when running and eventual damage to mower and
motor.
• Remove hex nut, and open blade insulator.
• Remove cotter pin, blade nut, flat washer, blade insulator and carriage bolts.
Blade
Motor
Shaft
BLADE
To check blade balance, drive a nail into a beam or
wall. Leave about one inch of straight nail exposed.
Place center hole of blade over the head of the nail.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
blade is not balanced. Sharpen the heavy end until
the blade is balanced.
_Adapter
CLEANING
WARNING:
POWER
SUPPLY BEFOREDISCONNECT
CLEANING YOUR
MOWER.
Flat
.Washer
Hex
Blade Mounting
Nut
Insulator
FIGURE 9.
TO REPLACE BLADE (See figure 9):
Use only a Sears authorized replacement blade to get
the best cutting results. Do not use substitutes.
• Remove any build-up of grass and leaves on or
around motor cover. DO NOT USE WATER.
Clean the underside of your mower after each use
by turning the mower on its side and scraping to
remove any build-up of grass, leaves, dirt or other
matter. DO NOT USE WATER.
• Occasionally use a dry cloth to wipe mower,
• Wash grass bag periodically with water. Allow to dry
thoroughly in the shade. Do not use heat.
IMPORTANT: Under normal usage, the grass bag is
subject to wear and should be checked periodically. Be
certain any replacement bag complies with the mower
manufacturer's specifications.
NOTE: All parts must be assembled in the exact order
as shown.
• Fit blade in adapter. Be sure trailing edge of blade
is up towards motor.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
REARTRAIL SHIELD
TO ADJUSTCUTTINGHEIGHT
The rear trail shield, attached between the rear wheels
of your mower, is provided to minimize the possibility
that objects will be thrown out the rear of the mower
toward the operator. If the shield becomes damaged,
it should be replaced.
Refer to "ADJUST CUTTING
section of manual.
lO
HEIGHT" in Operation
STORAGE
Your mower should be prepared for off-season storage
as follows:
the hand knobs which secure the upper and lower
handles.
MOWER
• Clean underside of mower housing (See "CLEANING" in Maintenance section of manual),
• Inspect and replace/sharpen blade, if required (See
"BLADE CARE" in Maintenance section of manual).
• Lubricate as shown in Service Recommendation
chart below.
• Make sure motor/blade control is in OFF (released)
position for storage.
HANDLE
The handle may be folded away completely for storage.
• Remove the grass bag.
• Loosen the hand knobs on the sides of the handle,
and let the upper handle fold down to the rear.
FIGURE 10.
EXTENSIONCORD
• Replace extension
cord if cut or abraded.
• Pull outward on the handle locks on each side of the
lower handle, and lift the sides of the lower handle
past the locks as shown in figure 10. Fold the lower
handle forward.
• Extension cord should be wiped dry of any foreign
substances such as oil or stains.
CAUTION: When folding the handle for storage or
transportation, be careful not to bend or kink the
power cord.
OTHER
To return the mower to the operating position, pull up
and back on the handle until it locks in position. Tighten
• Wind cord and store in cool, dry place (See cord
winding instruction on page 9).
Do not store your mower under any plastic cover.
Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to
form and cause the metal components of your mower
to rust.
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
SERVICERECORD
SCHEDULE
Fill in dates as you
complete regular service
Every
Use
Every
25
Hours
Blade Replaced
p-
Lubricate Mower
p/
Cleaning
SERVICEDATES
y-
Grass Catcher
LUBRICATION
MOTOR
The motor on your mower does not require lubrication.
WHEELS
DO NOT oil or grease the wheel bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life
of the self-lubricating wheel bearings. If you feel the wheels must be lubricated, use only a dry, silicone type lubricant sparingly.
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TROUBLE
Trouble
Does not start
Possible
SHOOTING
Cause(s)
1. Motor/blade control disengaged.
2. Extension cord disconnected.
GUIDE
Correctlve
Action
3. Blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
1. Engage motorlblede control.
2. Be sure that the extension cord is plugged
into the outlet and the lawn mower
switch plug.
3. Check to see if a fuse has been blown or
4. Motorlblade control switch defective.
a circuit breaker tripped in your
electrical box.
4. Replace motorlblade control switch.
Frequent blowing of fuses
1. Cutting too much grass.
2. Circuit overloaded.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position.
2. Do not use a higher rated fuse without
consulting your power company.
If condition persists (be sure circuit is not
overloaded), have your unit checked by
your nearest Authorized Sears Service
Dealer.
Loss of power
1. Cutting toe much grass.
2. Build-up of grass, leaves and debris under
mower.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position.
2. Disconnect power cord and clean underside
of mower housing.
Poor or uneven cut
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Build-up of grass, leaves and debris under
mower.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade nut.
2. Disconnect power cord and clean underside
of mower housing.
Too much vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent motor shaft.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade nut.
2. Contact Sears Service Department.
Hard to push
1. High grass or cutting height toe low.
2. Rear of mower housing and blade dragging
in heavy grass.
1. Raise cutting height
2. Raise cutting height.
Note: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments
listed above, contact your nearest SEARS Service Center.
The use of any accessory on this Rotary Mower other than those manufactured by the mower manufacturer is not
recommended.
_b
WARNING:
DO NOT
mower
the shield
entire grass
DO NOT operate
the operate
mower the
without
thewithout
protective
on thecatcher
rear oforthechute
deckdeflector
In place. in place.
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USE THIS SHEET AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE
SLOPES
WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE
!
15 °
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2_ feet every 10
feet). 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 WALK-BEHIND
mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes.
SAFELY.
SEARS
CRAFTSMAN
18" ELECTRIC
ROTARY
,e or
P.rts
MOWER
MODEL
NO. 247.370320
IAWA.
NO--or.e
com
1
ponents. It is important that all parts be
reassembled in positions shown.
32
31
14
SEARS
CRAFTSMAN
18" ELECTRIC
ROTARY
MOWER
MODEL
NO. 247.370320
Repair Parts
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1 750-0289
2 748-0343
3 710-1006
4 712-0296
5 732-0478
6 710-1220
8731-1218
9 731-1217
10 710-0451
11 750-0812
12 750-0813
13 712-0437
14 736-0462
15 712-0401
16 714-0228
17 742-0576
18 725-1590
19 625-0004
20
21
31
32
33
34
36
37
38
39
710-1150
710-1128
712-0345
720-0226
726-0308
17803
750-0151
720-0241
736-0451
710-1152
40
41
42
47
48
818-60011
749-0832
749-0849
710-0874
732-0646
732-0647
17748
17749
726-0211
732-0654
732-0653
747-0773
49
50
51
52
53
54
DESCRIPTION
Spacer .508" I,D. x .875" O,D,
Blade Adapter
Hex Wash. Hd. TT-Tap Scr.
3/8-16 x .75" Lg.
Hex L-Nut 3/8-24 Thd,
Extension Spring 6.12" Lg.
Truss Mach. Hi-Riser Tap Scr,
#12 x .75" Lg.
Blade Adapter Insulator
Blade Insulator
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .75" Lg.
Pivot Spacer--R.H.
Pivot Spacer--L.H.
Hex Keps Nut 5/16-18 Thd.
FI-Wash..516"
I.D. x 1.5" Lg.
Slotted Hex Nut 1/2-20 Thd,
Cotter Pin 1" Lg.
18" Blade
Cord Restraint
Cord and Switch Ass'y.
(Complete)
Self-Tap Scr. #7 x 1" Lg.
Pan Hd. Scr. #10-16 x .75" Lg.
Hex L-Nut 1/2-20 Thd.
Foam Grip
Clamp
Rear Axle Ass'y.
Spacer .55" I.D. x .755" O.D.
Knob Ass'y.
Saddle Washer .32" I.D.
Curved Carr. Bolt 5/16-18 x 2"
Lg.
Motor & Switch Ass'y.
Lower Handle
Upper Handle
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.25" Lg.
Handle Latch Spring--R.H.
Handle Latch Spring--L.H.
Handle Lock--R.H.
Handle Lock--L.H.
U-Nut 5/16-18 Thd.
Torsion Spring--R.H.
Torsion Spring--L.H.
Hinge Pin 14.5" Lg.
*Common Hardware--May
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
55
57
58
59
60
61
68
69
731-1106
731-1101
736-0461
712-0429
731-1257
731-1255
712-0400
710-0351
70 710-0969
71
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
17740
731-1109
731-1113
731-1108
720-0272
747-0538
17801
764-0273
736-0242
818-60006
731-1216
736-3090
712-0324
731-1256
726-0306
710-0280
91
99
101
102
105
106
109
110
712-0410
734-1513B
726-0287
731-0898
731-0981A
741-0180
710-1131
750-0816
750-0817
11
112
113
115
738-0839
750-0503
712-0399
731-1112
Be Purchased Locally.
NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
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DESCRIPTION
Chute Door
Deck Ass'y.
FI-Wash, 5/16" I.D, x .75" O.D.
Hex L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd.
Motor Shield
Insulator Spacer
U-Nut #10-16 Thd.
Truss Mach. B-Tap Scr.
#10 x ,5" Lg,
Truss Mach. Hi-Riser Tap Scr,
#12 x 1" Lg.
Spiral Baffle
Chute Baffle
Hardtop Cover Plate
Hardtop Cover
Magnetic Catch
Catcher Frame
Bag Frame Mtg. Plate
Grass Bag
Bell-Wash. 5/16" I.D. x .88"
Plate Ass'y.
Insulator--Motor
Housing
FI-Wash..26"
I.D. x ,72" O.D.
Hex Top L-Nut 1/4-20 Thd.
Motor Cover
Cable Tie
Truss Mach. Scr. #10-24 x .75"
Lg.
Clip
Wheel Ass'y. Comp.
Clamp
Rear Flap
Hub Cap
Ball Brg. 1/2- I.D.
Truss Hd. Scr. 1/4-20 x 2" Lg.
Spacer .26" I.D. x 1.20"
Lg.--R.H.
Spacer .26" I.D. x 1.52"
Lg.--L.H. (Not Shown)
Latch Plate Bushing
Spacer .383" I.D. x .562" Lg.
Propel Nut 1/4-20 Thd.
Rear Discharge Chute Deflector
SEARS
CRAFTSMAN
18" ELECTRIC
ROTARY
MOWER
MODEL
NO. 247.370320
Repair Parts
17
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27
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
71 (_0255
DESCRIPTION
Truss Mach. Scr. 1/4-20 x .75"
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
13 710-0969
Lg.
2_
3i
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
736-0329
720-0236
732-0675
738-0137
738-0811
731-1128
747-0589
747-0802
714-0104
17521
17800
L-Wash. 1/4" I.D.*
Plastic Knob
Ball Plunger
Shld. Bolt .342" Dia. x .268" Lg.
i Height Adjuster Spindle
Spindle Guide
Height Adjustment Rod
Height Adjustment Link
Int. Cotter Pin 5/16" Dia.
Front Axle Ass'y.
Axle Mounting Plate
14
15
16
17
18
19
736-0105
738-0102
734-1670
731-0981A
17802
710-0969
21 741-0180
22 736-0232
23 736-0326
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DESCRIPTION
Truss Mach. Hi-Riser Tap Scr.
#12 x 1" Lg.
Bell-Wash..38" I.D. x .88"
Shld. Bolt .498" Dia. x 1.45"
Front Wheel Ass'y. Comp.
Hub Cap
Height Adj. Spindle Brkt.
Truss Mach. Hi-Riser Tap Scr.
#12 x 1" Lg.
Ball Bearing
Wave Wash..53" I.D.
FI-Wash..51" I.D. x 1" O.D.
SEARS
CRAFTSMAN
18" ELECTRIC
ROTARY
Repair Parts
MOWER
&
MODEL
WARNING: Insulators are safety components. It Is Important that all parts be
reassembled in positions shown. Service replacement motors are supplied
with insulators attached.
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NO. 247.370320
SEARS
CRAFTSMAN
18" ELECTRIC
ROTARY
MOWER
MODEL
NO. 247.370320
Repair Parts
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
119
120
123
124
731-1210
731-1208
732-0679
731-1198
725-1565
731-1209
732-0681
629-0023
729-0304
731-1207
741-0537
719-0286
818-60004
818-60002
735-0242
818-60007
724-0159
710-1146
721-0265
721-0266
*Not Part of Complete
DESCRIPTION
Handle--Switch
Housing--Upper Half
Spring
Latch
Switch
Housing--Lower Half
Latch Spring
Cord Assembly
2-Prong Plug
Strain Relief--Heyco
Bearing--Lower Flange
Motor Housing--L.H.
Brush Assembly
Jumper Wire Ass'y.
Pad--Pressure
Field Assembly
Spring--Field
Screw #10-24 x 1-1/8" Special
Wick--Oil
"O"-Ring
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
125
128
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
135
137
741-0572
724-0189
721-0264
721-0267
741-0573
736-0460
717-1345
731-1216
726-0302
721-0272
710-1147
139 731-1211
140 629-0004
148 719-0287
152 711-0902
158 818-60011
Motor & Switch Assembly.
&
WARNING: The motor is an important
part of the double insulated system. To
avoid the possibility of alteration or
damage to the system, It Is recommended that service be performed at a
Sears Service Center.
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DESCRIPTION
Bearing--Spherical
Armature Shaft
"O"-Ring
"O"-Ring
Bearing--Upper
Flange
Thrust Washer (Special)
Gear Output
Insulator--Motor
Housing
Wire Tie
Seal
Screw--Switch
Box
(Special--Not Shown)
Plug Retainer
Cord & Switch Box Ass'y.
(Complete)
Motor Housing--R.H.
Shaft Output
Motor & Switch Assembly
(Complete)
I
8 _A/R8
OWNER'S
MANUAL
[RRFTSMRN®
1IOV 12AMP ELECTRIC
DOUBLE INSULATED
18" REAR DISCHARGE
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
MODELNO.
247.370320
Each lawn mower has its own model number.
The model number for your lawn mower will be found on
a label attached to the rear of the deck.
All parts listed herein may be ordered through Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Centers and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING
THE FOLLOWING
* PRODUCT
HOWTOORDER
REPAIRPARTS
* MODEL
REPAIR PARTS,
INFORMATION:
- "Electric
NUMBER
Rotary
ALWAYS
GIVE
Mower"
- 247.370320
* PART
NUMBER
* PART
DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians...professional
technicians
specifically trained on Sears products, having the parts,
toolsand the equipment to insure that we meet our pledge
to you...we
service what we sell."
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago,
770-7399F
2191
IL
60684
U.S.A.
Printed In U.S.A.