Craftsman 917.27268 Lawn Mower User Manual

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

i_ This product has a low emission engine which operates engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.

IMPORTANT:

Read and follow all Safety

Rules and Instructions before

operating this equipment.

For answers to your questions about this product, Call:

1-800-659-5917

Sears Craftsman Help Line

5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A

Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman

Warranty ................................................

2

Safety Rules ..........................................

3

Product Specifications ...........................

6

AssemblyP re-Operation ........................

8

Operation .............................................

11

Maintenance .......................................

18

Maintenance Schedule ........................

18

Service and Adjustments .....................

22

Storage ................................................

29

Troubleshooting ...................................

30

Repair Parts .........................................

34

Sears Service ........................

Back Cover

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®.

the United States.

This warranty applies only while this product is within

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.

_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.

• 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.

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:

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.

Neveras-

sume 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.

• 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.

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• 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.

• 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.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Gasoline

Capacity and Type:

Oil Type

API-SF-SJ):

Oil Capacity:

Spark Plug:

GAP: .030")

Ground Speed

(MPH):

Tire Pressure:

1.25 Gallons

Unleaded

Regular

SAE 30 (Above 32°F)

SAE 5W-30

(Below 32°F)

3.0 Pints

Champion RC12YC

Forward:

Reverse:

5.2

2.7

Front: 14 PSI

Rear: 12 PSI

Charging

System:

Battery:

Blade Bolt

Torque:

3 Amps Battery

5 Amps Headlights

Amp/Hr: 28

Min. CCA: 230

Case Size: U1R

27-35 Ft. Lbs.

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.

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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

Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation.

But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation.

Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense.

Here's what's included in the Agreement:

Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.

• Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs.

• Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed.

• Discount of 10% from regular price of service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular price of preventive maintenance check.

• Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.

Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.

Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5

million quality parts and accessories.

That's the kind of professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today!

Some limitations and exclusions apply.

For prices and additional information call 1-800-827-6655.

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®

Steering

Wheel Insert

Steering Wheel

(1) Locknut

1/2-20

=_

(1) Large Flat Washer

v ii

(1) Hex Bolt

1/4-28 x 1-1/4

Steering

Extension

Shaft

Slope Sheet

_(1)

(_Washer

17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12

Gauge

Knob

For Future Use

Keys

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

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 TRACTOR FROM

CARTON

UNPACK

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.

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.

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 WHEEL

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.

Steering

Shaft

HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

INSTALL SEAT

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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.

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.

Seat

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

Shoulder

Bolt

_rminat

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.

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.

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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

(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

Mulcher

Plate

Latch

Hooks

CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower.

TO CONVERTTO

DISCHARGING

BAGGING

OR

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 hous-

ing should be properly leveled.

See "TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK

FOR PROPER POSITION

OF ALL BELTS

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.

CHECK BRAKE 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.

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 TRANS-

MISSION" in the Operation section of this manual).

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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.

Learn and understand their meaning.

R

REVERSE

N H L I'.,I

NEUTRAL NIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW

IGNITION

ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE

ON

ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

PARKING BRAKE

UNLOCKED

OVER TEMP

LIGHT

FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS

AND FEET AWAY

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic

Models only)

&

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.

KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY

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.

Light Switch

Ammeter

Attachment

Clutch Lever

Ignition 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 at-

tachments 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 J 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

• 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

Throttle/

Choke

Clutch/

Brake

Pedal

Ignition Key

"Disengaged"

Position g Brake

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

"Disengaged'

Position

STOPPING

"Brake"

Position

MOWER BLADES -

• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.

GROUND DRIVE -

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down.

• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.

IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.

ENGINE -

• Move throttle control to slow position.

NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to

idle before stopping may cause engine to

"backfire".

• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

Control

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 lever to desired position.

The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running.

These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed.

• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months.

For healthier and better look-

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ing lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.

• For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice.

Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.

TO OPERATE MOWER

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.

_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

2.

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 at more than two (2) MPH.

• To re-engage transmission, above procedure.

reverse

Transmission Engaged

"Disengaged'__

Position

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 ATTACH-

MENTS

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

_.WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide at the back of this manual.

• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.

• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.

• If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position.

• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.

• Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.

IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.

• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.

• Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.

• Make all turns slowly.

TO TRANSPORT

When pushing or towing your tractor, be 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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Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. 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.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

The engine in your tractor with summer weight oil.

2.

ground.

has been shipped, from the factory, already filled

1. Check engine oil with tractor on level

Remove oil fill cap/dipstick add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is reached.

Do not overfill.

• For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ((See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance section of this manual).

• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.

and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,

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 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 TRANS-

PORT" 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 TRANS-

PORT" 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.

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MOWING TIPS

• 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.

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

AS YOU COMPLETE

REGULAR SERVICE _'__'_"

_,_ ,_-_ ,_,_ _ d_. ,_

S E R VlCe

DATES

/

Check Brake Operation

Check Operator Presence and

T

Interlock Systems a Check for Loose Fasteners

_

T

0

a

Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades

Lubrication Chart

Check Battery Level

Clean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxle Cooling

Check V-Belts

Check Engine Oil Level

Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)

E

N

G

Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)

Clean Air Filter

Clean Air Screen

N_ Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester

E

Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)

Clean Engine Cooling Fins

Replace Spark Plug

Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge

Replace

Fuel Filter

1 - Change more often

when

operating in high ambient temperatures.

2 - Ee_dce more often when operating under a heavy load

or

in dirty or dusty conditions.

v'

3 - Replace blades more often

when

mowing in sandy soil

4 - Not required if equipped with maintenancertree

5 - Tighten front axle pivot belt to 35 ft.qbs, maximum.

battery.

DO not overtighten.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

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 USE

1. Check engine oil level.

2.

Check brake operation.

3.

Check tire pressure.

4.

Check operator presence and

interlock systems for proper operation.

5.

Check for loose fasteners.

(#

Zerk

LUBRICATION

(#Front Wheel

Bearing

Zerk

,

CHART

(# Spindle

Zerk q (#Front Wheel

Zerk

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(#General Purpose Grease

_)Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section

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.

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 Mandrel Assembly

Blade Center

Hole

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

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.

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.

Blade

BLADE REMOVAL

5/8" Bolt or J

1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.

Center i

2.

Remove blade bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade.

BATTERY

Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. How-

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.

ever, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.

Keep battery and terminals clean.

Keep battery bolts tight.

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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).

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.

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.

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 start-

ing 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

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 "PROD-

UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.

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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.

AIR FILTER

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.

Handle

Slots

Cover

Cartridge

CLEAN AIR SCREEN

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 cool-

ing fins.

4.

Replace blower housing and dipstick tube assembly

Blower Housing

Screws

_-__, Screws

Dipstick Tube_ -_

Assembly

Oil Fill

_,_._=_

__

'_

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.

IN-LINE FUEL FILTER

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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.

Fuel Filter

CLEANING

• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.

of all foreign matter.

• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc.

• 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.

,_

WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY

1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.

2.

Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.

3.

Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.

4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.

5.

Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

6.

Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

TRACTOR

TO REMOVE MOWER

Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.

1. Place attachment clutch in "DISEN-

GAGED" 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.

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.

Small Retainer Spring

Clutch Spring

Clutch

Small Retainer Spring

Retainer Spring

Anti-Swa_

Housing

Collar

Large

Retainer

Spring

Bracket

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Engine Pulley

\ (Both Sides)

Deflector

Shield

TO INSTALL 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 "PROD-

UCT 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

Bottom edge of mower to

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.

Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length

Jt "E"

Arm

Lift Link

Adjustment

N_

Front Links

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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE

BELT

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).

Mandrel

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"

Nut

Arm

Pulley

Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT

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.

Park the tractor on level surface.

parking brake. For assistance, belt installation of left footrest.

Engage there is a guide decal on bottom side

BELT REMOVAL -

TO CHECK BRAKE

1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.

2.

Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position.

The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.

1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE

MOWER" in this section of manual).

NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers.

2. Remove belt from stationary clutching

Carefully idler.

engine pulley.

idler and

3. Remove belt downward from around

4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.

remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.

5. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor.

BELT INSTALLATION -

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1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the 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).

Motion Control Lever

Neutral

Lock Gate

Engine Pulley-------_

Clutchingldler_

Staci_niilYsl_ilr_

Keeper

Transmission _

Input Pulley

/_

_1

_t

....

_

TRANSAXLE

MOTION

CONTROL

LEVER NEUTRAL 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.

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_, Adjustment Bolt

TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/

REPLACEMENT

Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor.

See "PURGE TRANS-

MISSION" in the Operation section of this manual.

TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL

ALIGNMENT

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

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

Square Key --_

(Rear Wheel Only)

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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK

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 "BAT-

TERY" 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.

I

3.

Install new battery with terminals same position as old battery.

in

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.

Terminal

_//Keps

_-_ Nut Hex

Bolt

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER

1.

BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

2.

RED cable last from both batteries.

Positive

(Red) Cable

Negative (Black)

Cable

TO REPLACE 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

Weak or Dead

Battery

Fully Charged

Battery

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

_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.

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4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.

_°e_ddlight Wire

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

Governor Control Plate 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.

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.

\

\

\

\

)ttle Cable

Holes "A" Clamp Screw

TO ADJUST 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

Idle Mixture Valve with Limiter

Lever

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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 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.

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.

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).

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.

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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:

See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center

PROBLEM

CAUSE

CORRECTION

Will not start

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Out of fuel.

Engine not "CHOKED" properly.

Engine flooded.

Bad spark plug.

Dirty air filter.

Dirty fuel filter.

Water in fuel.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Fill fuel tank.

See "TO START ENGINE"

in Operation section.

Wait several minutes before attempting to start.

Replace spark plug.

Clean/replace air filter.

Replace fuel filter.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

8. Loose or damaged wiring.

8.

9. Carburetor out of adjustment.

9.

10. Engine valves out of adjustment.

Check all wiring.

See "To Adjust Carburetor"

in Service and Adjustments section.

10. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

Hard to start

1. Dirty air filter.

2.

Bad spark plug.

3.

Weak or dead battery.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

Dirty fuel filter.

Stale or dirty fuel.

Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Loose or damaged wiring.

6.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

7.

8.

Clean/replace air filter.

Replace spark plug.

Recharge or replace battery.

Replace fuel filter.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

Check all wiring.

See "To Adjust Carburetor" in

Service and Adjustments section.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

Engine will not turn over

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Brake pedal not depressed

Attachment clutch is engaged.

Weak or dead battery.

Blown fuse.

Corroded battery terminals.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Faulty ignition switch.

8.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

9.

Faulty operator presence switch(es).

Engine clicks but 1.

will not start 2.

3.

4.

Weak or dead battery.

Corroded battery terminals.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

Depress brake pedal.

Disengage attachment clutch.

Recharge or replace battery.

Replace fuse.

Clean battery terminals.

Check all wiring.

Check/replace ignition switch.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

1.

2.

3.

4.

Recharge or replace battery.

Clean battery terminals.

Check all wiring.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

Loss of power 1.

2.

Cutting too much grass/too fast.

1.

Throttle in "CHOKE" position.

2.

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Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed.

Adjust throttle control.

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:

See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center

PROBLEM

CAUSE CORRECTION

Loss of power

(continued)

3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

4. Dirty air filter.

5. Low oil level/dirty oil.

6. Faulty spark plug.

7. Dirty fuel filter.

8. Stale or dirty fuel.

9.

Water in fuel.

10. Spark plug wire loose.

11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.

12. Dirty/clogged muffler.

13. Loose or damaged wiring.

14. Carburetor out of adjustment.

15. Engine valves out of adjustment.

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.

Excessive vibration

1. Worn, bent or loose blade.

2. Bent blade mandrel.

3. Loose/damaged part(s).

1. Replace blade.

Tighten blade bolt.

2. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

3. Tighten loose part(s).

Replace damaged parts.

Check wiring, switches and connections.

If not corrected, contact a Sears or other qualified service center.

Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged

Poor cut - uneven

1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

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_

Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

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.

Mower blades will not rotate

1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism.

2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt.

1. Remove obstruction.

2. Replace mower drive belt.

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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:

See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center

PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION

Mower blades will not rotate (con't)

Poor grass discharge

3. Frozen idler pulley.

4.

Frozen blade mandrel.

3. Replace idler pulley.

4.

Contact aSears or other

qualified service center.

1. Engine speed too slow.

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.

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.

Headlight(s) not working

(if so equipped)

Battery will not charge

Loss of drive

Engine "backfires"

when turning

engine "OFF"

1. Switch is "OFF".

2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out

3. Faulty light switch.

4.

Loose or damaged wiring.

5. Blown fuse.

1. Turn switch "ON".

2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).

3. Check/replace light switch.

4.

Check wiring and connections.

5. Replace fuse.

2.

3.

.

.

Bad battery cell(s).

Poor cable connections.

Faulty regulator

(if so equipped).

Faulty alternator.

1. Freewheel control in

"disengaged" position.

2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken.

3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing.

1.

2.

3.

4.

Replace battery.

Check/clean all connections.

Replace regulator.

Replace alternator.

1. Place freewheel control in

"engaged" position.

2. Replace motion drive belt.

3. Purge transmission.

.

Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

1. Move throttle control to

"SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

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SCHEMATIC

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

÷

oEo IIIG

BATTERY

oLAoK

RED

AMMETER

(OPTIONAL)

FUSE i [email protected],

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STARTER

BLACK

WHITE jJ

RED SOLENOID

CLUTCH/BRAKE

(PEDAL UP)

WHITE

IGNITION

SWITCH

IGNITION

POSITION

OFF

RUN/LIGHT

RUN

START

SWITCH

CIRCUIT

M+G+A1

B+A1

B+A1

3 + S + AI

"MAKE"

NONE

A2+L

NONE

NONE

IF i ' i i i

(NOT OCCUPIED)

SEAT SWITCH

I

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I BLACK

°LACK

°LACK

OL,OK GROUNDING

(OPTIONAL)

LINE

°LACK IGNITION

UNIT

___

_

_

CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT

3 AMP DC @ 3600 RpM

SPARK

PLUG

GAP

(2 PLUGS ON

H

TWIN CYL. ENGINES)

28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3300 RpM

{CHARGING SYSTEM D]_CON NECTED)

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FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID

(

ORANGE

RED I i

\ 14 VOLTS AC M_N @ 3600 I_pM (LEGHTS OFF)

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.

BROWN

HEADLIGHTS

NON-REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

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.

//

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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

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ELECTRICAL

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

24

25

26

27

28

8

16

21

22

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

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TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.272680

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

39

166

208

2O

36

208

chassis-Laser -It.stlt 27

TRACTOR

- - MODEL

NUMBER 917.272680

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

18

26

28

29

30

11

13

14

17

31

37

38

1

2

3

5

9

10

39

60

64

174714

72140606

154798

74 73680600

142 175702

143 154966

144 175582

145 156524

166 171875

206 170165

207 17670508

208 17670608

209 17000612

212 175143

-5479J

174619

176554

17060612

155272

168337X013

STD533710

174996

172105X010

17490608

185682X558

184921

STD541437

175049

174332X599

174738X558

139976

17490508

175710

DESCRIPTION

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

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GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

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36

36

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38

GROUND DRIVE

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

8

10

14

15

16

41

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

55

56

57

59

61

62

63

64

65

34

35

36

37

38

39

25

26

27

28

29

30

32

19

21

22

24

66

70

71

165866

STD561210

STD551125

74490544

73800500

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

116 72140608

120 73900600

150 175456

151 19133210

156 166002

158 165589

159 183900

161 72140406

162 73680400

163 74780416

164 19091010

165 165623

166 166880

168 165492

169 165580

197 169613

198 169593

199 169612

200

72140508

202

72110614

KEY PART

NO.

78

81

82

83

84

89

90

73

74

75

76

77

NO.

169182

137057

121749X

12000001

123583X

121748X

165596

165711

19171216

169843

164890X428

124346X

95

96

170201

STD624003

103 73940800

205

19171616

212

145212

250

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

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

STEERING ASSEMBLY

- _39

J

47

4O

/

43

J

8

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

STEERING ASSEMBLY

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

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

65

67

68

71

82

85

88

91

41

42

43

44

46

47

51

54

12

13

15

17

26

28

29

30

8

9

10

11

4

5

6

7

1

2

3

32

36

37

38

39

40

DESCRIPTION

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

ENGINE

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

!' _

3

72

14

31

37

"33

OPTIONAL

29

\

EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

23

J

J

13

4

42

ENGINE

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

1

2

3

45

46

72

78

81

33

37

38

40

44

4

13

14

16

23

29

31

32

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

170545

17720408

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

SEAT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

\

_

6 22

21

\

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

140122

140551

71110616

19131610

145006

STD541437

124181X

17000616

19131614

182493

166369

121246X

DESCRIPTION

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

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

17

21

22

24

25

13

14

15

16

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

DECALS

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

13 6

3

7 7

X

4

2 13 10

20

11

12

15

14

16

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

7

9

10

11

12

3

4

1

2

5

6

156811

186801

184728

184729

179128

133644

184730

184899

156439

138047

146046

DESCRIPTION

Decal Oper. Instr.

Decal Hood Replacement

Decal Hood, R.H+

Decal Hood, L.H+

Decal Deck "B" 42"

Decal Customer Maintenance

Decal Hood Side LT1000

Decal Fender, Craftsman

Decal Fender Danger

Decal Battery

Decal V-Belt Drive Schematic

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

--

--

--

--

--

13

14

15

16

20

--

186787

160396

186377

172331

149516

169210

138311

165800X428

165799X428

186959

186960

DESCRIPTION

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

7

4,10

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

11

4

5

1

2

3

6

7

8

9

10

11

--

59192

65139

106222X

59904

106732X624

278H

9040H

106108X624

106268X

7152J

104757X428

144334

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)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U+S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

7

13

5

2

3

6

5

13

19

31

32

19

13

15

20

46

LIFT ASSEMBLY

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

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

DESCRIPTION

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

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

68

106/_ 102 103 105

103_

\/F

1011_

102/'_'

J

/

/

"104 106

34

16

_130

5

6

42 D man4-Dath stir 3.

21

18

13_

10_

9_

, 11

21

23

24

\.\ I

29

28

_

\

27

48

MOWER DECK

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

11

--

- -

13

33

34

36

37

40

29

30

31

32

44

45

46

48

23

24

25

26

27

28

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

1

2

3

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

6

8

9

4

5

10

165892

STD533107

138017

165460

STD624008

178024

850857

STD551137

140296

134149

139775

138971

137645

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

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

KEY PART

NO.

52

53

54

55

NO.

139888

184907

178515

155046

56

59

67

68

92

165723

141043

149846

144959

STD541437

101 136420

102 71081010

103 19061216

104 STD551110

105 160793

106 2029J

129 19131312

130 STD523710

131

142

STD533710

165890

143 157109

144 158634

145 165888

146 171977

147 131335

148 169022

149 165898

150 19091216

151 169670

152 169676

153 169674

154 169675

155 169671

156 169672

157 169669

158 17720408

159 72140614

184 19131410

- 130794

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

- 169583

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

49

O

78

82

9O

\

18

76

93

16 73

64

12

32

63

7

59

3O

48

125

83

19

20W50 OIL/57

SEAL AND O-RING KIT/'.127

gO0

128

88

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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322-0510

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

16

23

24

27

28

29

30

17

18

19

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

170362

170363

170364

173159

170365

170366

170367

170368

170369

170370

170371

170389

142991

170390

170391

170392

150792

150793

150809

170393

170394

170395

170396

150797

170397

170398

170399

170400

170401

170402

170403

170404

170405

170406

142977

142978

150798

170407

170408

170351

170352

170353

170354

169898

170355

170356

170357

170358

170359

170360

169870

170361

173158

DESCRIPTION

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

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

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

72

142883

142882

142887

170410

142892

170411

170412

170413

170414

170415

170416

170417

170418

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

GearPinion, 13T

10T/48T GEAR

Gear, 10T Jackshaft

60T Bull Gear

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

142884

170419

170420

170421

170422

142969

142980

150778

Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X

.625

Sleeve Bearing

(Outboard).75X1.750X.625

Washer, 3/4 ID X 1-1/20D X .13 83

THK 84

Lip Seal Axle Seal

Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,

R.H.)

85

87

88

Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,

L.H.)

Miter Gear (SPLINED)

Miter Gear 15T (0.5 ID)

Shaft

81

82

170423

170424

161168

170425

170426

173160

170429

90 170430

93 170431

107 170432

108 170433

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

109 170434

111 170435

113 170437

116

119 173161

120 170440

122 173162

123

124

125

126 173164

127 170447

128 173165

900

170438

173163

170444

170445

171613

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 Anti-

Drag

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

U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in

51

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1

2_

27

8_6_1_

434

3o7_

12

358 ENGINE GASKET SET

868_

943 o

[email protected] 8170

1022

51 691 (_

524_ 8420

1019 LABEL KIT

1058 OWNER'S MANUAL

[ 1036 EMISSION LABEL I

150

24

[email protected]

127o

584_

9_

1264_

24

31 C707-0230-E 1

52

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680

BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707,TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1

1095 VALVE GASKET SET

238 <3

617 {_

868

1022

35

1022

5240

914

1022

616

4°4_14R

5_ _

[_5o5_

1_8_

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104 _ 1270 231'_

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106 617_'U

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643

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311

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KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

12

13

15

16

20

22

3

4

5

7

9

10

11

1

2

23

24

25

26

697174

399265

Cylinder Assembly

Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto

391086

697106

698147

Side) _ .

• Seal-Oil (Magneto bide)

Sump-Engine

Head-Cylinder

692410 .+ Gasket-Cylinder Head

697109 • Gasket-Breather

697157

697113

Screw (Breather Assembly)

Tube-Breather

697110

690360

690946

697127

690947

692125

• Gasket-Crankcase

Screw (Cylinder Head)

Plug-Oil Drain

Crankshaft

• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)

Screw (Crankcase Cover/

Sump)

Flywheel 693557

222698

697159

697160

697162

697163

Key-Flywheel

Piston Assembly (Standard)

Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)

Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)

Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)

697164

697165

Ring Set (Standard)

Ring Set (.010 Oversize)

27

28

29

32

33

34

35

36

37

40

43

45

46

48

73

74

75

78

93

94

50

51

53

54

697171

697172

697100

697099

697126

692852

495856

495857

691279

691279

697352

691752

691968

690564

697687

Ring Set (.020','Oversize)

Ring Set (.030 Oversize)

Lock-PistonPin

Pin-Piston

Rod-Connecting (Standard)

Screw (Connecting Rod)

Valve-Exhaust

Valve-Intake

Spring-Valve (Intake)

Spring-Valve (Exhaust)

Guard-Flywheel

Retainer-Valve

Slinger-Governor/Oil

Tappet-Valve

Camshaft

697761 Short Block (31C707-0230-E2

Replacement

Engine-art not available)

690193 Manifold-Intake

692137,,{3:[:+ Gasket-Intake

690227

691148

Stud (Carburetor)

Screw (Intake Manifold)

697384

697987

Screen-Rotating

Screw (Rotating Screen)

690582

691003

Washer (Flywheel)

Screw (Flywheel Guard)

690602 {3 Bushing-Throttle Shaft

498030 Kit-Idle Mixture

95

98

691636

495800

Screw (Throttle Valve)

Kit-Idle Speed

104 690525 {3 Pin-Float Hinge

105 231855 {3 Valve-Float Needle

106 690577 {3 Seat-Inlet

108 690464 Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)

108A 692344 Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)

117 694352 {3 Jet-Main (Standard)

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

118 697492

121 697241

Jet-Main (High Altitude)

Kit-Carburetor Overhaul

125 697190

127 695005

130 691750

131 494379

Carburetor

Plug-Welch

Valve-Throttle

Kit-Throttle Shaft

133 494381 Float-Carburetor

137 281165 {3:1:Gasket-Float Bowl

141 495097 Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual

Choke)

141A 495931 Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A

Matic)

142 697140 {3 Nozzle-Carburetor

146 691639 Key-Timing

186 692317

187 691050

Connector-Hose

Line-Fuel (Cut to Required

Length)

Screw (Control Bracket) 188 691693

192 691986

202 691841

209

216

222

692208

691840

694042

227 691374

231 691636

232 691842

Adjuster-RockerArm

Link-Mechanical Governor

Spring-Governor

Link-Choke

Bracket-Control

Lever-Governor Control

Screw (Choke Valve)

Spring-Governor

238 691843

240 394358

Cap-Valve

Filter-Fuel

265 691024

267 695134

Clamp-Casing

Screw (Casing Clamp)

276 692255 {3:1:Washer-Sealing

304 698402 Housing-Blower

305 697102

305A 697103

306

307 691003

309 693551

309A ........

310

311

697107

690323

497608

Screw (Blower Housing)

Screw (Blower Housing)

Shield-Cylinder

Screw {Cylinder Shield)

Motor-Starter

Motor-Starter (For Replacement

Starter Motor, See Reference

309)

Bolt (Starter Motor)

Brush Set

311A 395538

333 492341

334 691061

337 491055

358 697191

363 19203

Brush Set

Armature-Magneto

Screw (Magneto Armature)

Plug-Spark

Gasket Set-Engine

Flywheel Puller

:I:

+

-

RPM Settings:

{3

Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-3200

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.

121

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.

977

Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095

NOTE: All component dimensions given in

U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

383 89838

404 691691

431 697122

445 698083

462 691261

474 696459

503 691532

505 691251

510 693699

510A 497606

513 692024

523 697086

524 691032

525 697184

544 692034

544A 390837

552 697144

562 691119

579 691029

584 697112

601 95162

614 691620

616 692012

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

617 692138 {3° SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)

634 690801 {3 Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual

Choke)

634A 690802 {3 Spring/Seal Assembly (Choke

A Matic)

635 691909

643 698401

Boot-Spark Plug

Retainer-AirFilter

654 690958

691 692407

Nut(Carburetor)

• Seal-Governor Shaft

697 690372

718 690959

729 691224

741 697128

757 697607

758 697134

759 697392

783 693713

783A 693059

789 698329

797 693167

801 691283

801A 394856

802 691286

802A 395537

803 693757

803A 398159

830 691095

842 691031

847 697611

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

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

851 692424 Terminal-Spark Plug

868 690968 °+ Seal-Valve

876 495877 Kit-Pinion Spring

877 393456

896 691641

914 690960

Wire-Connector/Alternator

Pin-Drive Retainer

Screw (Rocker Cover)

947 694393

950 691657

967 697015

968 698403

975 495933

Solenoid-Fuel

Screw (Float Bowl)

Filter-Pre Cleaner

Cover-AirCleaner

Bowl-Float

977 690192 Gasket Set-Carburetor

987 691326 {3 Seal-Throttle Shaft

1005 697853

1019 697143

Fan-Flywheel

Kit-Label

1022 272475 ,+ Gasket-Rocker Cover

1023 692492

1026 692003

....

692011

1029 691751

1034 690822

1036 695700

1040 698368

Cover-RockerArm

Rod-Push (Intake)

Rod-Push (Exhaust)

Arm-Rocker

Guide-Push Rod

Label-Emission

Plate-Trim

1044 691658

1051 691265

1058 275038

1070 690372

1083 691626

1083A690958

1090 691293

1091 691333

1095 690190

Screw (Flywheel)

Ring-Retaining

Owner's Manual

Screw (Flywheel Fan)

Nut (StarterTerminal)

Nut (StarterTerminal)

Retainer-Brush

Cap-Limiter

Gasket Set-Valve

1119 691183

1263 697124

1264 697104

1265 697125

Screw (Alternator)

Reed-Breather

Screw (Breather Reed)

Support-Blower Housing

1266 691917 ,{3 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)

1266A697123 {3 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)

1267 697575

1270 697156

1279 690960

Latch-BIowerHousing

Plug-AVS Counterweight

Screw (Blower Housing Support)

RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100

High Speed: 3000-3200

--

{3

:I:

Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358

Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.

No. 121

Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.

977

Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 +

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

57

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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

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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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