Craftsman 917.27268 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
17.5 HI:', 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.272680
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IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179 U.S.A
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18
Service and Adjustments ..................... 22
Storage ................................................
29
Troubleshooting ...................................
30
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications ........................... 6
AssemblyP re-Operation ........................ 8
Operation .............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................
18
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within 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.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_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.
_WARNING:
Do not coast down a
hill in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common
sense when towing. Operate only at the
lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some
of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_,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.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do notuse grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
1.25 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (Above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
GAP: .030")
Champion
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Tire Pressure:
Forward:
5.2
Reverse:
2.7
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 12 PSI
Charging
System:
3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. 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 a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
Ai'_WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt
1/4-28 x 1-1/4
1/2-20
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
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Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Wheel Adapter
(_Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
Video Cassette
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
UNPACK
TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
Steering
Shaft
HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL SEAT
WHEEL
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut
and tighten securely.
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4. Pushdown on seat to engageshoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
5. Pivotseat and panforwardand assemble adjustmentknob and flat
washer loosely.Do not tighten.
6. Lowerseat into operatingposition and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat untila comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allows you to press
clutch/brakepedalall the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raiseseat and tighten adjustment
knobsecurely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO
TRANSPORT' in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
Seat
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
,_IIWARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT' in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Shoulder
Bolt
Adji
Knob
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Seat
_rminat
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INSTALL
MULCHER
CHECK
PLATE
v"CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in '"transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
Mulcher
Plate
Latch
Hooks
CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Deflector
Shield
BRAKE
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
NIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
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Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property
damage.
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
PARKING
REVERSE
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
FAST
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
....
Ignition Switch
Light Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
~-..
Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
astment
Indicator
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Freewheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
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or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety_
mask worn over spectacles.
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HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle/
Choke
Ignition Key
"Disengaged"
Position
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
g Brake
Control
"Disengaged'
Position
STOPPING
"Brake"
Position
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause
"browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping
tractor on grass areas.
• i, CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever
in neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
GROUND DRIVE lever to desired position.
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
The cutting height range is approxibrake pedal all the way down.
mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are mea• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
sured from the ground to the blade tip with
position.
the engine not running. These heights
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
are approximate and may vary depending
does not return to neutral (N) position
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
types of grass being mowed.
ENGINE • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
• Move throttle control to slow position.
season and to over 3 inches during hot
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
months. For healthier and better lookto slow position and allowing engine to
ing lawns, mow often and after moderidle before stopping may cause engine to
ate growth.
"backfire".
•
For best cutting performance, grass
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
over 6 inches in height should be
remove key. Always remove key when
mowed twice. Make the first cut relaleaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
13 tively high; the second to desired height.
TO OPERATE
MOWER
2.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
Pull freewheel
control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage
transmission,
above procedure.
Transmission
at more than
reverse
Engaged
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment
Attachemnt
Lever
"Engaged"
Position
High
Position
Position
"Disengaged'__
Position
Deflector
Transmission Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
Tow only the attachments that are recom_.WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
mended by and comply with specifications
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
common sense when towing. Too heavy
guide at the back of this manual.
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
• Choose the slowest speed before startTires can lose traction with the ground and
ing up or down hills.
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
hills.
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
The engine in your tractor has been
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
shipped, from the factory, already filled
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake posiwith summer weight oil.
tion and engage parking brake.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
ground.
position.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
does not return to neutral (N) position
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, rewhen the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
move and read oil level. If necessary,
• To restart movement, slowly release
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
• For cold weather operation you should
slowest setting.
change oil for easier starting ((See the
• Make all turns slowly.
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
TO TRANSPORT
•
To
change engine oil, see the MainteWhen pushing or towing your tractor, be
nance section in this manual.
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
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ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
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WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control
to fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
(See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.)
PURGE
MOWING TIPS
TRANSMISSION
_i, CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
engaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission is now purged and
ready for normal operation.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
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MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• 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 recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
Maxl_
• 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.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
_,_
,_-_ ,_,_ _
d_. ,_
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
_'__'_"
S E R VlCe
DATES
/
Check
Check
Brake
Operation
Tire Pressure
_
T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
a
Check for Loose
and
Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
Blades
T
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Level
a
Clean
Battery
and Terminals
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Change
Chart
Cooling
v'
Oil Level
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
E
Change
N
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
N_
Inspect
E
Replace
Clean
Muffler/Spark
oil filter)
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark
Plug
Replace
Air Filter Paper
Replace
Fuel Filter
Cartridge
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Ee_dce
more often when operating
under
in dirty
a heavy
or dusty
load
3 - Replace
or
blades
more
4 - Not required
if equipped
5 - Tighten front axle pivot
conditions.
often
when
mowing
in sandy
soil
with maintenancertree
battery.
belt to 35 ft.qbs, maximum.
DO not overtighten.
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be
checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
EACH
CHART
(#
Zerk
(#Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
(# Spindle
Zerk
,
q (#Front Wheel
Zerk
(#General Purpose Grease
_)Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
USE
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Alwaysobserve safety ruleswhen performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requiresmore than six (6) feet
stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear, then brake mustbe adjusted.
(See"TO ADJUST BRAKE"in the Service
and Adjustmentssectionof this manual).
TIRES
4. Reassemblebladebolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tightenblade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated.
Trailing Edge Up
Blade
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washer
L-'_--Blade Bolt (Grade)*
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
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
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star on
mandrel assembly.
Mandrel Assembly
Blade
5/8" Bolt or
J
Center i
BATTERY
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Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(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 tractor
is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
Closed
and
Locked
Position t
Yellow
Cap --------
Drain Tube
¢
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto to the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULU' line on dipstick.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
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AIR FILTER
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents,
such as kerosene, are not to be used
to clean the cartridge. They may cause
deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil
cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to
clean cartridge.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine.
2. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of
dirt.
3. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins.
4. Replace blower housing and dipstick
tube assembly
Blower Housing
Screws _-__,
Screws
Dipstick Tube_ -_
'_
Assembly
_,_._=_
Oil Fill
__
Handle
Engine Cooling Fins
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are shown
in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
Cover
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Cartridge
Slots
21
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
,_
WARNING:
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING
SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
ANY
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch Spring
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch
Engine Pulley
Retainer Spring
Anti-Swa_
Collar
\
Housing
Large
Retainer
Spring
(Both Sides)
Deflector
Shield
Bracket
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TO INSTALL
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge
of mower to
Jt "E"
Arm
Lift Link
N_
Adjustment
Front Links
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TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
TO ADJUST BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
engaged" position.
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
With parking brake "Engaged"
Mandrel
Nut
Arm
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
Pulley
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL -
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO CHECK BRAKE
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
pedal all the way down and engage
clutching idler.
parking brake.
3. Remove belt downward from around
2. Disengage transmission by placing
engine pulley.
freewheel control in '"transmission dis4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
engaged" position. Pull freewheel conCarefully remove belt upwards from
trol out and into the slot and release so
transmission input pulley and over
it is held in the disengaged position.
cooling fan blades.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
you try to manually push the tractor forand pull belt away from tractor.
ward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
BELT INSTALLATION needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
1. Carefully work new belt down around
be replaced.
transmission cooling fan and onto the
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input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt towardfront of tractorand roll
aroundthe top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationaryidler and
clutchingidler.
5. Makesure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guidesand keepers.
6. Install mower(See "TO INSTALL
MOWER"in this sectionof manual).
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TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
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Staci_niilYsl_ilr_
Adjustment Bolt
REMOVAL/
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this
manual.
Engine Pulley-------_
Clutchingldler_
Neutral
Lock Gate
Motion Control Lever
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TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
Keeper
Transmission _
Input Pulley
TRANSAXLE
LEVER
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
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MOTION
NEUTRAL
_
CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves
in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Axle
Cover
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Square Key
--_
(Rear Wheel Only)
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TO START
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
BATTERY
,_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
Terminal
_-_
Positive
(Red) Cable
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
2.
TO REPLACE
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Nut
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black)
Cable
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
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Weak or Dead
Battery
_//Keps
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Fully Charged
Battery
_wPLACING BATTERY
ARNING: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment, proceed
as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
_°e_ddlightWire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
Governor Control Lever
PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
FINAL SETTING -(See "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this
section of the manual.)
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions. Release throttle
lever.
Governor Control Plate
\
\
\
\
)ttle Cable
Holes "A"
TO ADJUST
Clamp Screw
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may
be required to compensate for differences
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ACCELERATION TEST 4. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust or damage may result.
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.
Idle Speed
,,rew
Lever
Idle Mixture Valve
with Limiter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,WARNING:
Never store the tractor
Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When 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 tractor (See"CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
CORRECTION
1. Brake pedal not depressed
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
CORRECTION
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
Loss of power
(continued)
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water
in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5_
Mower blades
not rotate
will
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
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3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11 .Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Contact
qualified
3. Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Mower blades will
not rotate (con't)
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact aSears or other
qualified service center.
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch is "OFF".
1. Turn switch "ON".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Faulty light switch.
3. Check/replace light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Check wiring and connections.
Blown fuse.
5. Replace fuse.
Battery will not
charge
Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
.
.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position for 30
seconds before stopping
engine.
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1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
3. Purge transmission.
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
SCHEMATIC
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(CLUTC";_'i'" ]
IF
(OPTIONAL)
°LACK
IGNITION
UNIT
___
_
_
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
SPARK
PLUG
H
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
LINE
•
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RpM
28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3300 RpM
{CHARGING
SYSTEM D]_CON NECTED)
I
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
RED
I
i
(
ORANGE
\ 14 VOLTS
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
I_pM (LEGHTS OFF)
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
//
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
B+A1
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
3 + S + AI
NONE
RUN/LIGHT
AC M_N @ 3600
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
90
163465
74760412
176689
176138
175688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180449
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key lgn
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Battery Fender
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.272680
39
166
208
208
2O
chassis-Laser -It.stlt 27
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.272680
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
166
206
207
208
209
212
--
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X558
184921
STD541437
175049
174332X599
174738X558
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
175702
154966
175582
156524
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
175143
5479J
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly Laser
Bumper Extrusion
Nut
Grille Lens Asm
Lens, Laser
Fend/Ftrest Pnt STLT
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw 13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4 BL
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
GROUND DRIVE
36
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52
36
• 53
.103
38
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
8
10
14
15
16
165866
STD561210
STD551125
74490544
73800500
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
71
73800600
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
19131316
STD561210
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
74760648
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
71170764
10040700
154778
134683
169183
DESCRIPTION
Transmission (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gear Model 322-0510
Rod, Shift
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1
Washer Lock 1/4
Bolt Hex PIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut, Lock Hex w/Ins
5/16-18 UNC
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Rod, Brake
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transmission
Bolt Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Belt
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drustl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut
NutCrownlock
5/16-18
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1 1/4
V-Belt, Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt Engine Hydro
Guide, Be_t, Mower Drive RH
Strap, Torque, Lh
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
90
95
96
103
169182
137057
121749X
12000001
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169843
164890X428
124346X
170201
STD624003
73940800
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
202
72110614
205
212
250
19171616
145212
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Strap, Torque, Rh
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ring, E
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wshd 1/4
Control Asm Bypass Hydro
Spring, Retainer 1"
Nut, Hex Jam Toplock
1/2-20 UNF
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10
Washer 5/16 x 1.0 x 1.25
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk
1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Uric
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 x 1
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16 x 1.0 x .125
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastener Cross Shaft
Nyliner Snap-tn
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Uric
Bolt RdHd Sqnk
5/16-18 Unc x 1
Bolt Carr. Sh
3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Washer 17/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
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TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139768
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19183812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
180640
121232X
183226
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
ENGINE
!'
_
3
72
13
14
"33
37
31
J
29
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OPTIONAL
23
J
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
4
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720408
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
72
78
81
137352
165291
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
184900
140527
123487X
137040
181654
124028X
17670412
17000612
19091416
183906
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt/Ch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 xl/2
Engine (See Breakdown)
Briggs Model 31C707-0230-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 IdTin Plated
Tube Drain oil easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel 20"
Plug drain oil easy
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
SEAT ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
\
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6
22
21
\
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 td
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
DECALS
13
6
4
3
7
2
13
10
7
X
20
11
12
15
16
14
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
13
14
15
16
20
-------
186787
160396
186377
172331
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799X428
186959
186960
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Engine
Decal, Mower Hvy. Duty 12 Ga.
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Bypass
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
156811
186801
184728
184729
179128
133644
184730
184899
156439
138047
146046
Oper. Instr.
Hood Replacement
Hood, R.H+
Hood, L.H+
Deck "B" 42"
Customer Maintenance
Hood Side LT1000
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Battery
V-Belt Drive Schematic
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
4,10
7
11
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
106268X
7152J
104757X428
144334
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U+S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
13
2
6
5
13
19
20
13
19
15
31
32
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer21/32x1
x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/VVsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
MOWER DECK
68
106/_
103_
102
103 105
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102/'_'
34
21
23
24
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28
29
_130
18
13_
5
6
21
42 D man4-Dath
10_
9_
,
11
stir 3.
48
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27
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.272680
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
--
139775
- -
138971
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are
available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD (For
mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging
or discharging)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 3/4
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
184
- -
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720408
72140614
19131410
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex
3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8"Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only-Pulley Not
Included
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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128
88
m_
ml
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78
19
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32
12
64
125
93
48
59
63
7
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322-0510
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
173158
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
170364
173159
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170399
170400
170401
170402
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
170408
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
Block- Assembly
Sealant
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17MM ID X 40MM OD X
12MM
Hex FLlange Head Screw 5/16-24
X 0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30X52X13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor1
Gear- Pinion, 13T
10T/48T GEAR
Gear, 10T Jackshaft
60T Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X
.625
Sleeve Bearing
(Outboard).75X1.750X.625
Washer, 3/4 ID X 1-1/20D X .13
THK
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,
L.H.)
Miter Gear (SPLINED)
Miter Gear 15T (0.5 ID)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Rting
Spring, Bypass
Hydro mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Flilter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 TC
Flat Washer, 5/8 ID X 1.00D X
.05 THK
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20W-50 OIL72.8 oz
Brake Yoke
Rotor, Brake
51
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
60
61
62
63
142883
142882
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
107
108
161168
170425
170426
173160
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
113
170434
170435
170437
116
119
120
122
170438
173161
170440
173162
123
124
173163
170444
125
126
127
128
900
170445
173164
170447
173165
171613
917.272680
DESCRIPTION
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
HPHCS 1/4-20X2 W/Patch,
Special Flange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
SQ. HD. BOLT 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, HT .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Plat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.D.
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helicl Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24
UNJF(Nylon Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316X1.50X.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap, Vent
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motershaft
.711DX1.15ODX.030THK
Plug, Sae #6
O-ring .07 x .301 I.D.
Bracket, Support Expansion
Tank
Slilicon Sponge
Pan
Pulley
#12T.E Screw-lindented Hex
Washer Head
Bracket Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Pan - Pulley Service Aassembly
Seal - O-ring Kit
Kit, ExpansionTank
Transaxle, complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
2_
27
8_6_1_
434
584_
9_
3o7_
1264_
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
24
868_
12
943 o
741@
127o
20@
8170
51
691 (_
524_
8420
1022
1019 LABEL KIT
1058 OWNER'S MANUAL
[ 1036 EMISSION LABEL I
150
24
31 C707-0230-E
52
1
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
617
238 <3
{_
SET
1022
868
35
1022
5240
1022
914
616
4°4_14R
[_5o5_
5_ _
1_8_
216_ 202///_ 222
d_>_,
/
_
2090W_65#
267 _
334
o51_'_1 7o9_
31C707J0230-E
1
53
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
231
634A_
)
_L
118
1091
]
601
127G
240
137
947_
276_D
95e_
121 CARBURE_R OVERHA_ET
1266A
104 _
1270
105 [_
137_,
231'_
987(_
276@
93_
95 _'
106
_ 142
117_
977CARBUREK_RGASKETSET
137(_
54
276@
617_'U
634 _._
1266A_
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
305A
643
968
3o_
729
801
697
_
74_
803_
310_
311
579
__
75@
503_
462
1070
802 @
8o_A
1005
513_
_o3,, 3,oi
544A
1044_
1051_
363#_
_
31
10__
_
1A
NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor,
See Reference 309.
55
783_
j
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
697174
399265
DESCRIPTION
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
95
98
104
105
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto
Side)
_
.
391086
• Seal-Oil (Magneto bide)
697106
Sump-Engine
698147
Head-Cylinder
692410
.+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
697109
• Gasket-Breather
697157
Screw (Breather Assembly)
697113
Tube-Breather
697110
• Gasket-Crankcase
690360
Screw (Cylinder Head)
690946
Plug-Oil Drain
697127
Crankshaft
690947
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
692125
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
693557
Flywheel
222698
Key-Flywheel
697159
Piston Assembly (Standard)
697160
Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)
697162
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
697163
Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)
697164
Ring Set (Standard)
697165
Ring Set (.010 Oversize)
697171
Ring Set (.020','Oversize)
697172
Ring Set (.030 Oversize)
697100
Lock-PistonPin
697099
Pin-Piston
697126
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
692852
Screw (Connecting Rod)
495856
Valve-Exhaust
495857
Valve-Intake
691279
Spring-Valve (Intake)
691279
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
697352
Guard-Flywheel
691752
Retainer-Valve
691968
Slinger-Governor/Oil
690564
Tappet-Valve
697687
Camshaft
697761
Short Block (31C707-0230-E2
Replacement
Engine-art not available)
690193
Manifold-Intake
692137,,{3:[:+ Gasket-Intake
690227
Stud (Carburetor)
691148
Screw (Intake Manifold)
697384
Screen-Rotating
697987
Screw (Rotating Screen)
690582
Washer (Flywheel)
691003
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
690602
{3 Bushing-Throttle Shaft
498030
Kit-Idle Mixture
691636
Screw (Throttle Valve)
495800
Kit-Idle Speed
690525
{3 Pin-Float Hinge
231855
{3 Valve-Float Needle
106
690577
3
4
5
7
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
108 690464
108A 692344
117 694352
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
697492
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
697241
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
697190
Carburetor
695005
Plug-Welch
691750
Valve-Throttle
494379
Kit-Throttle Shaft
494381
Float-Carburetor
281165 {3:1:Gasket-Float Bowl
495097
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
495931
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A
Matic)
697140
{3 Nozzle-Carburetor
691639
Key-Timing
692317
Connector-Hose
691050
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
691693
Screw (Control Bracket)
691986
Adjuster-RockerArm
691841
Link-Mechanical Governor
692208
Spring-Governor
691840
Link-Choke
694042
Bracket-Control
691374
Lever-Governor Control
691636
Screw (Choke Valve)
691842
Spring-Governor
691843
Cap-Valve
394358
Filter-Fuel
691024
Clamp-Casing
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
692255 {3:1:Washer-Sealing
698402
Housing-Blower
697102
Screw (Blower Housing)
697103
Screw (Blower Housing)
697107
Shield-Cylinder
691003
Screw {Cylinder Shield)
693551
Motor-Starter
........
Motor-Starter (For Replacement
Starter Motor, See Reference
309)
690323
Bolt (Starter Motor)
497608
Brush Set
395538
Brush Set
492341
Armature-Magneto
691061
Screw (Magneto Armature)
491055
Plug-Spark
697191
Gasket Set-Engine
19203
Flywheel Puller
141A
142
146
186
187
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
305
305A
306
307
309
309A
310
311
311A
333
334
337
358
363
RPM Settings:
{3
:I:
+
{3 Seat-Inlet
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
DESCRIPTION
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
{3 Jet-Main (Standard)
56
given in
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272680
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
510A
513
523
524
525
544
544A
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
89838
691691
697122
698083
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
497606
692024
697086
691032
697184
692034
390837
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690801
634A 690802
635
643
654
691
697
718
729
741
757
758
759
783
783A
789
797
801
801A
802
802A
803
803A
830
842
847
691909
698401
690958
692407
690372
690959
691224
697128
697607
697134
697392
693713
693059
698329
693167
691283
394856
691286
395537
693757
398159
691095
691031
697611
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbow-Intake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
,SeaI-DipstickTube
Tube-Dipstick
Starter-Armature
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-BreatherPassage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
{3° SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
{3 Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
{3 Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke
A Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-AirFilter
Nut(Carburetor)
• Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
• SeaI-O Ring (DipstickTube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
PART
NO.
851
692424
868
690968
876 495877
877
393456
896
691641
914
690960
947
694393
950
691657
967
697015
968
698403
975 495933
977
690192
987
691326
1005 697853
1019 697143
1022 272475
1023 692492
1026 692003
....
692011
1029 691751
1034 690822
1036 695700
1040 698368
1044 691658
1051 691265
1058 275038
1070 690372
1083 691626
1083A690958
1090 691293
1091 691333
1095 690190
1119 691183
1263 697124
1264 697104
1265 697125
1266 691917
1266A697123
1267 697575
1270 697156
1279 690960
RPM Settings:
-{3
:I:
+
Included
Included
No. 121
Included
977
Included
DESCRIPTION
Terminal-Spark Plug
°+ Seal-Valve
Kit-Pinion Spring
Wire-Connector/Alternator
Pin-Drive Retainer
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Screw (Float Bowl)
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-AirCleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
{3 Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Kit-Label
,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-RockerArm
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Nut (StarterTerminal)
Nut (StarterTerminal)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
,{3 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
{3 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
Latch-BIowerHousing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component
dimensions
in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
given
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
¢.o
_IL
down the face of slopes, never across the face, Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
your tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees,
Make
turns gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes,
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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