I 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. 4Jk DANGER: I _ 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 2 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) D ,I,l,l,l,J,l,l,l,l,l,J,I I 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. 11 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. 12 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. 15 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 /3 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 16 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. 127 17 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. 18 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.