Craftsman 917.27339 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
18.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.273390
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product
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engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U•S•A•
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty.................................................
2
Safety Rules...........................................
3
ProductSpecifications............................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation........................8
Operation..............................................11
MaintenanceSchedule.........................17
Maintenance .........................................
17
Service and Adjustments ...................... 21
Storage .................................................
27
Troubleshooting ....................................
28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
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 wilt apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears wilt replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase, there wilt be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service wilt 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 amputatinghands and feet and throwing objects.Failureto observe the followingsafetyinstructionscould result in serious
injury or death.
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.
Stow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_,WARNING: Inorder to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting, adjustingor making repairs,
alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_tLWARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral,you may lose controlof the tractor.
_,WARNING: Towonly the attachments
that are recommendedby and complywith
specificationsof the manufacturerof your
tractor.Use commonsensewhen towing.
Operateonly at the lowestpossiblespeed
when on a slope. Too heavyof a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
lose tractionwith the groundand cause
you to lose controlof your tractor.
_,WARNING: Engineexhaust,some of
its constituents,and certainvehicle components containor emit chemicalsknown
to the Stateof Californiato cause cancer
and birth defectsor other reproductive
harm.
_I_,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.
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:
• 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.
• 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:
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 coot 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 coot before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow 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 not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, took behind
and down for small children.
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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, took 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 tow gear
so that you wilt 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
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 taws 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).
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline Capacity 1.25 Unleaded
and Type:
Regular
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(betow 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Fitter 3.5 Pints
W/O Filter 3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .030")
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Champion
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
1.1
1.4
2.2
3.3
4.4
4.9
1.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
12 PSI
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
Battery:
System:
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craffsman® product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
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Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
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• 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.
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specialists, who have access to over 4.5
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That's the kind of professionalism you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
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Some limitations
and exclusions apply.
For prices and additional information
call 1-800-827-6655.
Battery
Headlights
Amp!Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35
RC12YC
28
230
UIR
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, welt-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions wilt 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.
_,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
taws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
:_
I
I
I
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
(1) Large Flat Washer
O1
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
Steering
Extension
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
_g
Boot
I
Shaft
Seat
@
(1)Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
i_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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Yournewtractor has been assembledat the factorywith the exceptionof those parts left
unassembledfor shipping purposes.To ensure safe and proper operationof yourtractor
all parts and hardwareyou assemble mustbe tightened securely.Use the correct tools
as necessaryto insure propertightness.Reviewthe video cassette beforeyou begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR
ASSEMBLY
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 when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
FROM
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.
BEFORE
REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
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.
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
INSTALL
SEAT
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. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of
tractor.
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.
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5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
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 ROLL TRACTOR
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 gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
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)
_WARNING:
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. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Bolt
j
Adjustment 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
Label
Terminal
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INSTALL
MULCHER
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
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
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.
Mulcher
Plate
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy 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.
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.
Latch
Hooks
AHi,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 mutcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
H
NEUTRAL
ENGINE OFF
HIGH
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
Ikl
L
LOW
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
SLOW
IGNITION
DRAKE
PARKING DRAKE
LOCKED
FORWARD
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
@@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models
only)
&
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPEHAZARDS
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.
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
KEEPAREACLEAR
,d_.,
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Light Switch
Position
Ignition Switch
Ammeter
Lever
Plunger
-Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
g Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
dectutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT 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.
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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 or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
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.
_,CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
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 wilt 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
Position
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.
inition Key
"Disengaged"
Position
Control
Clutch/
Brake
-
Brake
"Engaged"
Position
TO MOVE
"Brake"
Position
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired position.
3. Slowly release clutch!brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
Gearshift
"Disengaged"
Position
FORWARD
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE -
TO ADJUST
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch!
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE -
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.
• Move throttle control to stow 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.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• 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 looking
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.
• 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 gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
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 wilt shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_I_,CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
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Clutch Lever
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TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
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.
;mnt Lift
Lever High Position
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Low
Position
BEFORE
CHECK
Position
STARTING
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
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.
Shield
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.
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ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline wilt
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 betow32°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.
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.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
6. 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 toad, 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)
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
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).
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. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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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.
MULCHING
1
. :
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 wilt 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, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• 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.
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• 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 wilt 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 wilt suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
• 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 (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 wilt help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
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Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
and
Check for Loose Fasteners
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Lubrication
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Check
Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
Clean Battery and Terminals
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V #
Chart
Check Transaxle
DATES
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Cooling
Check V-Beffs
Check
Engine Oil Level
_
Change
Engine
Oil (with oi_ filter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without oil filter)
N
Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
N_
inspect
E
Replace
Clean
Muffler/Spark
_1,2
_1_2
Attester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
_1_
_2
Cooting
_2
Fins
_1# 2
Replace
Replace
Spark
Plug
Air Filter
Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Fitter
1 - Change more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
_1,2
_'2
under a heavy
toad or
in dirty
conditions
or dusty
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance4ree
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 It-Ibs
maximum.
DO not ovedighten.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments wilt need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least 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.
CHART
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Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
@ Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
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dbSAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
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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.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants wilt attract
dust and dirt that wilt shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feet
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing,
replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
• 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 stow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Mandrel Assembly
Trailing _.
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Edge Up
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Hle
Flat Washer _
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Lock Washer _
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Star
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Blade Bolt
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 wilt cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to atlow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8" Bolt _
Pin
Center Hole
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Blade
BATTERY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, the oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°R Check your engine oil level more
frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running tow on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERY
AND TERMINALS
TO CHANGE
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).
ENGINE
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxte free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
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
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 the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap!dipstick for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULl.:' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
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ENGINEOIL FILTER
Replacethe engineoil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractoris
used morethan 100 hoursin one year.
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.
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.
ENGINE COOLING
Debris may clog the
ing system. Remove
clean area shown to
and engine damage.
SYSTEM
engine's air coolblower housing and
prevent overheating
Clean out chaff and debris
Air Screen
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
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.
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Cartridge
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Clamp f
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Clamp
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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.
SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
WARNING:
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift 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 "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1.
Raise attachment
position.
lift lever to its highest
Small
Clutch
Front Link
Retainer Spring_
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Deflector Shield
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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2. Slide mowerunder tractorwith deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift leverto its lowestposition.
4. Connectfront linksto mowerdeck and
securewith retainer springs.
5. Connectsuspensionarms to rear
deck bracketsand securewith retainer
springs.
6. Connectanti-swaybar to chassis
bracketand securewith retainerspring.
7. Push clutch cable housingguide into
bracket,slide collar onto guideand
securewith large retainerspring.
8. Placeflat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and securewith small
retainer spring.
9. Installbelt onto enginepulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or underinflated,
you wilt 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 futt turn of adjustment nut
wilt change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to _
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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.
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Bottom edge of
to ground
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TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. 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.
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).
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
Arm
TO REPLACE
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
Pulley
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxte.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
BELT REMOVAL 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 idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
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.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxte belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
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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.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Enc
TO REMOVE
Center
.Span
Keeper
Clutchin4
Transaxte
SHIFT
The transaxle
be in neutral
should
LEVER
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.
Stationary Idler
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
WHEEL
NEU-
when
Washers
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxte is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
Retaining
Ring
Axle
Cover
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen ad ustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
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Square Key
3.
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral Lock Gate
Gearshift
,_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
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Adjustment Bolt
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.
TO ATTACH
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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 BLACKcable
to the NEGATIVE(-) terminal (C) of
fully chargedbattery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassisground,
awayfrom fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVECABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACKcable first from chassisand
then from the fully chargedbattery.
2. REDcable last from both batteries.
Terminal
Cover
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(Red)
Cable
TO REPLACE
Nut
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black)
Cable
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE FUSE
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_,WARNING:
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.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
cause
running, or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
Seat Pan
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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
CABLE
THROTTLE
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 -
CONTROL
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
Clamp
Screw
TO ADJUST
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions. Release throttle
lever.
Governor
;ontrol Plate
ACCELERATION
Cable
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
tow 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
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.
TEST -
4. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - 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
Throttle
With Limiter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,WARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to coot before
storing in any enclosure.
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.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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 empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
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.
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).
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Out of fuel.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
2.
Engine
2.
See "TO START
not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.
5.
6.
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Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
g.
Engine clicks but
will not start
ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress clutch!brake
pedal.
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss of power
.
Cutting
fast.
CORRECTION
too much grass/too
in "CHOKE" position.
of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
.
Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
.
Throttle
3. Build-up
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
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.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
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Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
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. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen!fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Contact
qualified
3. Tighten
Replace
.
blade.
blade bolt.
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
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.
Switch
is "OFF".
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery celt(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
or lamp(s) burned out.
light switch.
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position for
30 seconds before stopping
engine.
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1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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SCHEMATIC
4"
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
RED
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AMMETER
STARTER
BLACK
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(OPTIONAL)
WHITE
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SOLENOID
CLUTCH / BRAKJE
(PEDAL UP)
WHITE
iGNITION
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
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CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
SPARK
PLUG
GAP
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(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
•
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28 VOLTS AC MIN @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING
SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
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ORANGE
5AMPAC@3600
RpM
DIODE
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
RED
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
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NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
RUN/UGH1
M+G+At
B+A1
NONE
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
] + S + A1
NONE
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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KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
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21
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25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
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90
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc 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 uric
Cable Ground 6 Ga, 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
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 Terminal
NOTE:
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180499
All component dimensions give in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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31
@/5
166
208
208
6O
2O8
74
20f
chassis-Laser_lt.stlt 29
34
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
166
206
207
208
209
211
212
NOTE:
174619
176554
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X558
184921
STD541437
188636
174332X599
174738X558
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
158112
17060620
175702
186689
175582
156524
189747
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
145212
175143
5479J
NUMBER
917.273390
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
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 Hood Large 1.75
Nut
Grille Lens Asm Laser
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 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Keeper Belt Rear LH
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw Hi-Lo #13-16 x 5/8 w/patch
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYTT
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
GROUND DRIVE
89
N"
212
70
116
7oo:
,,. 48
• 151
62
35
37
36
34
25
26
27
drive-fender.stlt 26
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
STD541431
74780616
STD541437
106933X
130804
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
Spring Brake Return
Pulley Transaxle
Ring Retainer
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Plate Shift
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr. 8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Pin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Red
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
PinCotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite, Flat
Bolt RDHD 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 Gr.5
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Nut Crownleck 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownleck 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.04
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw. 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
2228M
131486
165594
165711
19171216
166228
150360
158391X428
124346X
4497H
19091210
127285X
72140606
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
178394
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5-1.5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Key Woodruff
Arm Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut Lock Center 1/4-20
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
Nut Crewnlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Pin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Keeper Belt T/A
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"tD
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
ASSEMBLY
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
_39
88
68
I
67
67
29
13
65
J
f
43
4O
I
15
15
29
i
15_
I
10
steering
/
i
pLIt 47
38
\
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
26
29
30
32
36
37
36
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
86
91
95
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 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8
Nut Crownlock 3/6-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle Red
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28 unf 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
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened .793 x 1.637 x .060
139768
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121746X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136516
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19183812
73540600
186737
145054x428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
ENGINE
72
2
81
t3
4
I
38
78
33
23
29
33
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine*bs.lcyl
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
72
78
81
DESCRIPTION
170545
17720408
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 31H777-0297-E1
137352
Muffler
165291
Gasket
148456
Tube Drain Oil Easy
169837
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
137180
Arrestor, Spark
184900
Tank, Fuel
140527
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
123487X
Clamp, Hose
137040
Line, Fuel
181654
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
124028X
Bushing Snap
17670412
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd. Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
17000612
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
19091416
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
183906
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
17060620
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
73510400
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensions
given in U,S, inches
linch =25.4 mm
40
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
5
21
I
i
11
12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga,
Clip, Pushqn Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga,
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split 28 x ,88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Gr. 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 uric
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 G&
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
DECALS
13
10
16
11
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
156368
189100
184728
184729
189643
133644
184730
172331
184899
156439
179128
WHEELS
Oper. Instr.
HP Engine
Hood, R.H.
Hood, LH.
Hood Replacement
Customer Maintenance
Hood Side
Deck
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Deck "B" 42"
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
16
20
------
146046
183827
160396
138047
149516
138311
184310X428
184311X428
189279
189280
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Lower Dash
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY PART
NO. NO.
&TIRES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4,10
7
11
8
9
10
11
- -
DESCRIPTION
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X624 Rim, Front
278H
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
106108X624 Rim, Rear
106268X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S,
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
13
6
6
5
13
19
20
13
20
19
15
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 uric
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 uric
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
MOWER DECK
67
68
103
105
i-
i147 142
34
21
23
\
24
25
2
16
27
5
6
19F
42
D man_t_path
stlt
21
3.
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273390
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
--13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" eck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
134149
Blade, Mulching
(For mulching mowers only)
139775
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
138971
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 NutCrownlock5/16-18unc
177563
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
ScrewThdrol DOD PT Hex
187690
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
72110612
Bolt Carr. Sh. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
73900600
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
140086
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
- -
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
73800600
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock #10
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc xl Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc 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 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw H ex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Assy. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover components key
nos. 101-106)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
8
157
83
29B
18
4
1-
15
29
35
I
46
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include.
14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include,
13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 tD x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Fiat Washer .750 tD x ,056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 tD x ,062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Fiat Washer .312 ID x ,059W
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST - 206-545C
Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
47
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-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
718 _
434+
884_11_
584_
I 133o
REPAIR
MANUAL
I
329 REPLACEMENT
307_
1264I_
ENGINE_
358 ENGINE GASKET
SET
24
868
12
943
741@
7581
1270
20@ 8170
1022
I
51_
651_
524 _
8420
1019 LABEL KIT
1058 OWNER'S
I 1036 EMISSION
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MANUAL
LABEL
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12
I
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750 •
24
200
89
1027
48
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
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1026
847
1022
6170
1022
616
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404
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216f
559
305A
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643
74
729
801
697
803_
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310 1
1265
802
49
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-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273390
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
108A
1
231
61
m
105A
127A
1091
276A@
947A@
NIKKI
1127
947_
276 @
950
%
118
1266A_
627_
1266_
121 CARBURETOR
93_:_
95_
OVERHAUL
104
_
1270
231_
105
_
137_
276@
142 _
634__
6170
106 [_
117_
KIT
987_
1266A
_
121ACARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
KIT
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
51_
137_
276@
61
95A
_
104A
_
_
1266(
127A_
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50
6170
634A
987AQ
1266A_
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
--
697174
399265
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
26
-27
28
29
--
699051
697559
698469
697099
697126
697263
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
78
89
93
94
94A
95
95A
98
98A
104
104A
105
105A
692852
695760
695761
691279
691279
697108
691752
691968
690564
698492
697762
690193
692137
690227
691148
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
695425
691636
690718
495800
695408
690525
694918
231855
696136
- - MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
31H777,TYPE
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
°
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
°+
Gasket-Cylinder Head
°
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
°
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
°
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cever/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020"
Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020"Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Red-Connecting (Standard)
Red-Connecting (.020"
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-intake
.G_:+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Plug-Oil
O Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Kit-Idle Mixture (Nikki)
Screw (Throttle Valve)
O Screw (Throttle Valve (Nikki)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed (Nikki)
O Pin-Float Hinge
O Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki)
O Valve-Float Needle
O Valve-Float Needle (Nikki)
917.273390
NUMBER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
106
108
108A
117
117A
118
118A
121
121A
125
125A
690577
690464
695419
694352
699457
697228
699458
697241
699521
698445
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
133A
135
137
137A
141
141A
142
146
187
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
276A
304
305
305A
306
307
695005
690727
691750
699500
494379
699501
494381
694914
698780
281165
698781
495097
698778
697140
691639
697098
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691636
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
695410
697783
697102
697103
697107
691003
a
_:
+
included
included
121
included
977
Included
0297-E1
DESCRIPTION
a Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Nikki)
a Jet-Main (Standard)
a Jet-Main (Standard) (Nikki)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nikki)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Nikki)
Carburetor
Carburetor (For Complete
Carburetor, Service with
698445)
Plug-Welch
a Plug-Welch (Nikki)
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle (Nikki)
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Throttle Shaft (Nikki)
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor (Nikki)
Tube-Fuel Transfer
G_ Gasket-Float Bowl
G Gasket-Float Bowl (Nikki)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki)
G Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-Mechanical Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
G_: Washer-Sealing
Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
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917.273390
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
309
310
311
333
334
337
358
363
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
527
544
552
559
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
693551
690323
497608
495859
691061
691043
697191
19203
89838
691691
697122
697634
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
692024
697086
691032
697184
698467
692034
697144
693675
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690801
634A
635
643
654
684
691
692
697
718
729
741
750
757
758
759
783
789
797
801
802
803
830
842
847
851
698779
691909
697417
690958
697157
692407
690572
690372
690959
691224
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
698329
693167
691283
691286
693757
691095
691031
697611
692424
DESCRIPTION
•
a •
O
O
•
•
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbowqntake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Clamp-Tube
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Screw (Remote Choke Stop)
Bolt (Governor Control Lever
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold
Spring/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
Spring/Seal Assembly (Nikki)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather Passage Cover)
Seal-Governor Shaft
Spring-Detent
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (DipstickTube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
868
914
943
947
947A
950
965
967
968
975
975A
977
987
987A
1005
1017
1019
1022
1023
1024
1026
......
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
1119
1127
1263
1264
1265
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1279
1329
1330
690968
•+
690960
690589
•
694393
695423
691657
499613
697015
697446
495933
699502
690192
691326
Gt
698777
a
697111
690770
698814
272475
•+
692492
499054
692003
692011
492932
691751
690822
693784
695700
698368
698139
691265
275038
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
691183
695407
697124
697104
697125
691917
•O
697123
Gt
697662
697156
690960
31H777-0202
272147
Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker Cover)
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel (Nikki)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float (Nikki)
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle Shaft
Seal-Throttle Shaft (Nikki)
Fan-Flywheel
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Red
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw-Float Bowl
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Replacement Engine
Repair Manual
a
$
+
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key, No,
in Valve Gasket Set, Key, No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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