Owner`s manual | Craftsman 917.389052 Lawn Mower User Manual

Owner's Manual
[CRAFTSMAN°[
4.0 HORSEPOWER
20INCH CUT
WHEELED
WEEDTRIMMER
Model No.
917.773410
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Espahol
Repair Parts
A_,KCAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:
www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Maintenance
Schedule
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2
5
6
9
9
Product Specifications
Service and Adjustments
Storage
Troubleshooting
Repair Parts
Parts Ordering
1:
1,
1!
3[
Back Cove
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN WEEDTRIMMER
For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Weedtrimmer is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in
the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship.
If this Craftsman Weedtrimmer
is used for commercial
applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
or rental purposes,
this warranty
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as rotating lines,
belts, air cleaners and spark plug.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent
crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman Weedtrimmer to the nearest
Sears Service Center in the United States. This warranty applies only while this produc'
is in use in the United States.
This Warranty gives you specific
vary from state to state.
,Sears, Roebuck
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
and Co., Dept. 817 WA, Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179
WARNING:
This trimmer is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should
not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered or grasscovered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester
meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be
maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California
Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest
authorized service center/department
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
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The operation of any trimmer 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 trimmer or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses. The safety goggles
provided with your trimmer may be worn over spectacles.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Do not operate the machine without
proper guards, plates or other safety
protective devices in place.
• See manufacturer's
instructions for
proper operation and installation of
accessories. Only use accessories
approved by the manufacturer.
• Never use blades, wire, or flailing
devices. This unit is designed for line
trimmer use only. Use of other accessories or attachments will increase the risk
of injury.
• Stop the rotating trimmer head when
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
Wait for the cutting lines to stop rotating.
• Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the equipment, before cleaning,
repairing or inspecting the unit. Be sure
the trimmer head and all moving parts
have stopped.
• Operate only in daylight or good
artificial light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Never operate machine in wet grass.
Always be sure of your footing: keep a
firm hold on the handle and walk; never
run.
• If the equipment should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the engine (motor)
and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble.
• Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when operating machine.
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions on the machine and in the
manual before starting. Be thoroughly
familiar with the controls and the proper
use of the machine before starting.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
• Keep all parts of your body away from
muffler and spinning line. A hot muffler
can cause serious burns.
• Only allow responsible individuals, who
are familiar with the instructions, to
operate the machine.
• Stay away from breakable objects, such
as house windows, auto glass, greenhouses, etc.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, bones, sticks, etc., which
could be picked up and thrown by the
spinning lines.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before trimming, particularly
small children and pets. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Wear appropriate clothing such as a
long-sleeved shirt or jacket. Also wear
long trousers or slacks. Do not wear
shorts.
• Do not wear loose clothing which could
get caught in this equipment.
• Do not operate the machine when
barefoot or wearing open sandals.
Always wear work gloves and sturdy
footwear. Leather work shoes or short
boots work well for most people. These
will protect the operator's ankles and
shins from small sticks, splinters, and
other debris, and improve traction.
• Do not pull machine backwards unless
absolutely necessary.
Always look
down and behind before and while
moving backwards.
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II. SLOPE OPERATION
IV. SERVICE
Slopes
and fall
severe
caution.
not trim
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater
Move away from fueling site before
starting engine.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine (motor) running.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the plug to
prevent accidental starting.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially trimme
head and engine 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 buildup. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Do not change the engine governor
setting or overspeed the engine.
• Clean and replace safety and instruction decals as necessary.
are a major factor related to slip
accidents which can result in
injury. All slopes require extra
If you feel uneasy on a slope, do
it.
DO:
• Trim across the face of slopes: never up
and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
DONO_
• Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or
embankments.
The operator could lose
footing or balance.
• Do not trim excessively steep slopes.
• Do not trim on wet grass. Reduced
footing could cause slipping.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the
is not alert to the presence of
Children are often attracted to the
and the trimming activity.
Never
that children will remain where
saw them.
operator
children.
machine
assume
you last
• Keep children out of the trimming area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and while moving backwards,
look behind and down |or small
children.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
ta_nL.Ookfor this symbol to point out impor
t safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME AWAREI!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
,I(_CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
_WARNING:
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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Read these instructions and this manual in its
entirety before you attempt to assemble or
operate your new trimmer.
IMPORTANT: This tdmmer is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
Your new trimmer has been assembled at the
factory with the exception of those parts left
• unassembled for shipping purposes. All parts
such as nuts, washers, bolts, etc., necessary
to complete the assembly have been placed
in the parts bag. To ensure safe and proper
operation of your trimmer, all parts and
hardware you assemble must be tightened
securely. Use the correct tools as necessary
to ensure proper tightness.
TO REMOVE
20 oz.
Bottle of oil
FROM CARTON
• Remove loose parts included with trimmer.
• Cut down two end comers of carton and
lay end panel down flat.
• Remove all packing materials.
• Roll trimmer out of carton and check carton
thoroughly for additional loose parts.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRIMMER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE
IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so as
not to pinch or damage control cables.
• Loosen handle knobs enough to allow
upper handle to be unfolded from the
shipping position.
• Raise upper handle section into place on
lower handle and tighten handle knob.
• Remove handle padding holding trimmer
head control bar to upper handle.
Loose Parts Packed Separately
Safety
Goggles
TRIMMER
Trimmer Lines
(2) Sets
(0.130 diameter
x 16.75 inches long)
Handle knob
Lower handle
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KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRIMMER. Compare the illustrations with your trimmer to familiarize yourself with the location
of various controls and adiustments. Save this manual for future reference.
These symbols may appear on your trimmer or in literaturesupplied with the product. Learn and understand
WARNIIIG
their meaning.
A_O _
RARY OROU'IU
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@
CAUTION
SLOW
FUEL
OIL
head control bar
Trimmer
control
OFF
FAST
Trimmer
Throttle
ENGINE
head control lever
Starter handle
Gasoline
cap
Engine
cover
Handle knob
Primer
Engine oil
cap w/
dipstick
Chassis
head
•Trimmer line
IMPORTANT: This trimmer is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
Throttle control - used for starting and
stopping the engine and allows you to select
either fast or slow engine speed.
Starter handle - used for starting the engine.
Trimmer head control lever - used to
engage trimmer head.
Trimmer head control bar - must be held
down to the handle to engage trimmer head.
Release to stop the trimmer head.
Primer - pumps additional fuel from the
carburetor to the cylinder for use when
starting a cold engine.
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TRIMMER HEAD DRIVE CONTROL
The operation of any trimmer can result in
:oreign objects thrown into the eyes,
,vhich can result in severe eye damage.
&lways wear safety glasses or eye shields
,vhile operating your trimmer or performing any adjustments or repairs. We
recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety
glasses. The safety goggles provided with
your trimmer may be worn over spectacles.
Your trimmer is equipped with a trimmer
head drive control bar and lever which
requires the operator to be positioned
behind the trimmer handle to operate the
trimmer.
• Trimmer head rotation is controlled by
holding the trimmer head control bar
down to the handle and pushing the
drive control lever forward until it clicks;
then release the lever.
• Trimmer head rotation wilt stop when
the control bar is released.
Drive
control
lever
HOW TO USE YOUR TRIMMER
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ENGINESPEED
The engine speed is controlled by a
throttle located on the side of the upper
handle. Fast position is for starting and
normal trimming. Slow is for light trimming
and fuel economy. Stop is for stopping the
engine.
Trimmer head
control bar
To engage
trimmer head
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Trimmer head
disengaged
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
ADD OIL
Your trimmer is shipped without oil in the
engine.
• Be sure trimmer is level and area around oil
fill is clean.
• Remove engine oil cap and fill to the full
line on the dipstick.
NOTE: Allow oil to settle down into engine
for accurate dipstick reading.
• Engine holds 20 oz. of oil. For type and
grade of oil to use, see "ENGINE" in
Maintenance section of this manual.
• Pour oil slowly. Do not over |ill.
• Check oil level before each use. Add oil if
needed. Fill to full line on dipstick.
• To read proper level, tighten engine oil cap
each time.
• Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten.
• Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or each season. You may need
to change the oil more often under dusty,
dirty conditions.
ADD GASOLINE
TO START ENGINE
• To start a cold engine, push primer thr_
(3) times before tryingto start. Use a fin
push. This step is not usually necessal
when starting an engine which has
already run for a few minutes.
• Move throttle control lever to fast positic
• Hold upper handle firmly and pull start_
handle quickly. Do not allow starter rol:
snap back.
TO STOP ENGINE
• To stop engine, move throttle control le
to stop position.
NOTE: In cooler weather it may be
necessary to repeat priming steps. In
warmer weather overpriming may cau:
flooding and engine will not start. If yo
do flood engine, wait a few minutes
before attempting to start and do not
repeat priming steps.
__7_',_
control
Throttle __,
Starter
handle
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
Ji_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
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.
_, CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
Gasoline
Engine oil cap
TRIMMING
R
TIPS
• Set the throttle control in the fast
position. If the weeds or grass are tall
and thick, operate the trimmer at a
slower walking speed.
• Frequently clean the underside of the
trimmer to remove any grass build up.
Keep top of engine around starter cle_
and clean of grass clippings and chaff
This will help engine air flow and exte
engine life. See TO REMOVE ENGINI
COVER in the Maintenance section o
this manual.
• For best results and longer lasting tin(
use the ends of the line to do the cutti_
This is easily done by moving slowly
through very thick and heavy weeds.
• Use the left side of trimmer when
trimming along fences, walls, flowerb_
and other such objects.
• If trimmer lines become too short, it wi
take longer to complete the job. If
trimmer lines are worn to less than hal
their original length, they should be
replaced. See TO REPLACE TRIMME
LINE in the Maintenance section of thi
manual.
• Trimmer head contact with concrete,
asphalt or other hard surfaces may
cause premature wear of the ball on
bottom of trimmer head.
As COMPLETE
T
a
Check for Loose Fasteners
V'
clean Trimmer
I,/
I/
I/
I
M
Clean Under Engine Cover
I_
Check drive belt/pulleys
a
Check/Replace
Trimmer Lines
Check Engine Oil Level
E
_2
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I/3
I_
Change Engine Oil
I,/1,2
Clean Air Filter
I_
Inspect Muffler
If
Clean or Replace Spark Plug
I/
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
I/2
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2
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace tdmmer lines when they have wom to half their original length.
GENERALRECOMMENDATIONS
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease plastic
wheel bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self- lubricating bearings. If you feel they must
be lubricated, use only a dr/, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
The warranty on this trimmer does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain trimmer as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your unit.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year, replace the spark plug
and replace air filter element. A new
spark plug and clean/new air filter
element assures proper air-fuel mixture
end helps your engine run better and
last longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in
this manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Serial No.
Date of Purchase:
Gasoline Type:
Gasoline Capacity:
Oil Type:
(API-SF/SG/SH)
Oil Capacity:
Spark Plug :
(Gap: .030")
Valve Clearance:
Trimmer
Trimmer
• Check engine oil level.
• Check for loose fasteners.
• Clean under engine cover.
LUBRICATION
Unleaded Regular
1.25 Quarts
SAE 30 (Above 32 g F)
SAE 5W-30 (Below 32 _ F)
20 Ozs.
Champion J19LM
or RJ19LM
Intake:
.004-.008
Exhaust: .004-.008
.130 inch
Line Dia.:
16.75 inches
Line Length:
The model and serial numbers will be found on
a decal attached to the rear of the trimmer.
Record both serial number and date of
To prolong the useful life of your trimmer,
change engine oil as recommended
in
this section of Owner's Manual.
purchase
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in space provided
above.
TRIMMER
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
TIRES
• 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.
TRIMMER LINE
For best results, replace trimmer lines
when they have worn to half their original
length. Use .130 inch diameter trimmer
line. Cut new trimmer line length to 16-314
inches.
After new line is installed on
trimmer head, check all lines so they do
not vary more then one (1) inch in length.
This is important to make sure the trimmer
head is balanced and will not vibrate
abnormally.
_WARNING:
Use only the specified
trimmer line. Do not use other materials
such as wire, string, rope, etc. Wire can
break off during trimming and become a
dangerous missile that can cause serious
injury.
TO REPLACE
TRIMMER
LINE
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
• Remove worn trimmer line from line
carrier plate.
• Fold new, cut to length, trimmer line in
half and insert folded end through
carrier plate opening to back side of
retainer clip.
• With folded end of line at back side of
retainer clip, pull line outward until line
is fully seated under the retainer clip.
• Repeat on other side of carrier plate.
• Check all lines to be sure they are the
same length.
• Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
Trimmer
line
Carrier plate
opening
\
\
Retainer
clip
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity
oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in
one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each five (5)
hours of continuous use. Tighten oil plug
securely each time you check the oil
level.
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
NOTE: Before tipping trimmer to drain
oil, drain fuel tank by running engine
until fuel tank is empty.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with spark plug.
• Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a
clean surface.
• Tip trimmer on its side as shown and
drain oil into a suitable container.
Rock trimmer back and forth to remove
any oil trapped inside of engine.
• Wipe off any spilled oil on trimmer and
on side of engine.
• Fill engine with oil. Fill only to the
"FULL" line on the dipstick. DO NOT
overfill.
Tu rn
clockwise
to remove
Collar
Air filter
cover
• Replace engine oil cap.
• Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
Turn
counterclockwise
tighten
to
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as
it could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK
PLUG
Change your spark plug each year to
make your engine start easier and run
better. Set spark plug gap at .030 inch.
CLEANING
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep trimmer free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean the underside of your
trimmer after each use.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly and
may be damaged by using a dirty air
filter.
Replace the air filter every year, more
often if you mow in very dusty, dirty
conditions.
Do not wash air filter.
TO CHANGE
&CAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with the spark
plug.
• Turn trimmer on its side. Make sure air
filter and carburetor are up. Clean the
underside of your trimmer by scraping
to remove build-up of grass and trash.
• Clean engine often to keep trash from
accumulating.
A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil,etc.
• We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean trimmer unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in
shortened engine life.
AIR FILTER
• Remove the air filter by turning
clockwise to the stop and pull away
from collar.
• Remove filter from inside of cover.
• Clean the inside of the cover and the
collar to remove any dirt accumulation.
• Insert new filter into cover.
• Put air filter cover and filter into collar
aligning the tab with the slot.
• Push in on cover and turn counterclockwise to tighten.
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CLEAN UNDER
ENGINE
• Unscrew knob on top of cover.
• Lift cover up and away from engine.
• Clean cover and cover screen thoroughly.
• Clean top of engine and air intake
screen.
• Replace engine cover and tighten
knob securely. Be sure the front tabs
engine cover are located in the slots
engine housing.
COVER
Clean under engine cover before each
use, or more frequently in heavy cutting
or dirty conditions. Engine cover screen
and engine air intake screen must be
kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating.
Knob
Engine
cover
Threaded
Engine
cover
screen
Starter
rope
Air intake screen
Housing
slots
_1, CAUTION:
Before performing any
service and adjustments:
• Stop engine.
• Make sure the rotating lines and all
moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place where it cannot come in
contact with plug.
TRIMMER
TO REMOVE/REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
TRIMMER HEAD
• Remove screw at front of chassis cover.
• Lift cover up and away from trimmer.
• Turn trimmer on its side with carburetor and
fuel cap up.
• Remove belt from engine pulley on
crankshaft.
• Remove belt from trimmer head pulley.
• Remove idler assembly from chassis
and remove belt and idler from trimmer.
• Remove belt from idler assembly by
removing bottom belt keeper and idler
pulleys.
• Assemble new belt, idler pulleys and
bottom belt keeper to idler bracket.
Tighten pulley bolts securely.
• Be sure belt is inside top belt keeper on
idler assembly.
• Position belt and idler assembly in
trimmer and assemble idler to chassis.
Tighten securely.
• Install belt around trimmer head pulley
and engine pulley.
• Replace chassis cover and tighten screw
securely.
• Always use Craftsman replacement parts
to assure proper fit and long life.
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/Screw
Chassis
cover
Engine
pulley
Spacer
Idler
bracket
Chassis
Nut
(.
V-idler
Idler
Flatidler
i
Bottom belt
keeper
Belt
Flat idler
Top belt
keeper
Trimmer
head pulley
"--.
ENGINE SPEED
Bolt
Your engine speed has been factory set.
Do not attempt to increase engine speed
or it may result in personal injury. If you
believe that the engine is running too fast
or too slow, take your unit to a Sears or
other qualified service center for repair
and/or adjustment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor has a nonadjustable
fixed
main jet for mixture control. If your engine
does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your
unit to a Sears or other qualified service
center for repair and/or adjustment.
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, take your unit to a Sears or
other qualified service center, which has
proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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Immediately prepare your trimmer for storage
at the end of the season or if the unit will not
be used fer 30 days or more.
TRIMMER
When trimmer is to be stored for a period of
time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt,
grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire trimmer (See "CLEANING" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
HANDLE
You can fold your trimmer handle for storage.
• Loosen handle knobs enough to allow
upper handle to be folded forward.
IMPORTANT: When folding the handle for
storage or transportation, be sure to fold the
handle as shown or you may damage the
control cables.
Upper
handle
Handle knob
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is importantto prevent gum
deposits from forming in essential fuel system
parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose
or tank during storage. Also, experience
indicates that 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.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run untilthe 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 fellow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes
after adding stabilizf_r to allow the stabilizer to
reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas
tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with
clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER
• Remove spark plug.
• Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
• Pull starter handle slowly a few times to
distribute oil.
* Replace with new spark plug.
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 unit indoors and
cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.
• Cover your unit 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 unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover trimmer while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ACAUTION:
Never store the trimmer
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
14
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Does not start
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fuel.
3. Stale fuel.
4. Water
in fuel.
Spark .plug wire is
disconnected.
6. Bad spark plug.
7. Throttle control lever not
in correct position
(if equipped).
.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Drain tank and refill with
fresh clean fuel.
4. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor and refill tank
with fresh gasoline.
5. Connect wire to plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Move throttle lever to FAST
position.
Loss of power
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under trimmer.
3 Too much oil in engine.
4. Walking speed too fast.
1. Clean/replace
a_r filter.
2. Clean underside of trimmer
and trimmer head.
3. Check oil level.
4. Trim at slower walking
speed.
Excessive
Vibration
1. Lines uneven or broken.
2. Loose nuts or bolts.
1. Check trimmer lines.
2. Check all hardware,
including engine bolts.
3. Check/repair
trimmer head.
3. Damaged
tnmmer
head.
Starter rope hard
to pull
1. Bent engine crankshaft.
1. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Loss of head
drive
1. Belt not driving.
1. Put belt on pulleys or
replace belt if broken.
Poor trimming
performance
1. Trimmer line length is
too short.
1. If line is worn or broken to
half original length,
replace line.
2. Move throttle lever to FAST
position.
2. Throttle control lever not
in correct position
(if equipped).
Trimmer head
does not
retain line
1. Trimmer line not
properly installed.
2. Broken line retainer clip.
3. Incorrect size of
trimmer line.
15
1. Follow instructions in
Maintenance
section.
2. Replace string carrier plate
assembly.
3. Use .130 diameter
trimmer line.
CRAFTSMAN
WEED TRIMMER--
MODEL NO. 917.773410
6
29
19
30
5
28
18
\
20-
1
21.
12
27
8
\
22
2
30
CRAFTSMAN
KEY
NO.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
---
WEED TR IMM ER- - MODEL NO. 917.773410
PART
NO.
150406
169791
STD502502
174317
174274
174030
169821X479
150078
169797X479
131959
136376
153638
STD541025
66426
171449
174038
158755
169787
150078
169789
87143
169795
83923
174037
174034
174032
172221
169803
169804
DESCRIPTION
Engine Model No. 143.004008
(See Breakdown)
Engine Bolt 3/8-16
Engine Pulley (Includes setscrew)
Setscrew, Pulley
Engine Cover w/screen
Engine Cover Knob
Engine Cover Stud
Lower Handle
Screw Hx Wshd 5/16-18 x .75
Upper Handle
HandleBolt
Handle Knob
RopeGuide
Locknut 1/4 x 20
WireTire
Control Bar
Throttle Control
Hex Washer Screw
Axle Shaft
Screw hex Wshd 5/16-18 x .75
Axle Spacer
Wave Was he r
Wheel 10 x 1.75
Hex Flange Locknut 3/8-16
Drive Control
Decal- Warning
Decal - Engine Cover
Bracket - Axle Support
Safety Goggles (Not Shown)
Owner's Manual
Available accessories not included with trimmer:
7"133623
Gas Can (2.5 gal.)
7133000
SAE 30W Oil (20 oz.)
7"179996
Trimmer Line (Pack of 24 strings, .130 dia.)
7"185642
Trimmer Line Bulk Pack( 150 Feet, .130 dia.)
_31
CRAFTSMAN
WEED TRIMMER--
MODEL NO. 917.773410
1
\
14
i
43
4
17----4_
I1
23
24
5
--
26
9
0
--28
m29
18_
_,
o--31
I
19
17
32
CRAFTSMAN WEED TRIMMER- - MODEL NO. 917.773410
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
45
PART
NO.
174024X459
174040
174591
169790
172145X004
166042
173716
751592
166043
160829
155552
173717
142748
145212
173811
170552
57808
85768
169800
169764
149746
STD541137
STD551137
STD551037
169792
172551
174549
172603
169766X459
174543
174581
173531
172635
172516
174580
172523
172636
173619
174029
751153
174036
174596
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Line .130 Dia x 16.75
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Belt V
Idler Bracket
Idler Pulley V-Groove
Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1.25
Hex Locknut 3/8-16
Idler Pulley-Flat
Shoulder Bolt
Locknu! 5/16-18
Spacer
Shoulder Bolt
Flange Locknut
Return Spring
Debris Shield
Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
Screw #10-24 x 3/4
Skirt
Chassis Cover - Top
Screw #10-24 x 1-3/4
Nut 3/8-24UNF
Lockwasher 3/8
Flatwasher 3/8
Pulley - Driven
Spacer- Pulley
Beanng
Jackshaft
Cover, Bottom
Spindle Hsg. Asm. (* Includes Upper Bearing Key No. 27)
Retaining Ring 17mm External
Carrier Plate Assembly (Fixed)
Spacer
Cover, Bearing
Retaining Ring 40mm Internal
Mow Ball
Bolt, Mow Ball
Head Assembly Complete (Includes Key Nos. 22-39)
Spacer
Locknut Flanged 5/16-18
Decal - Instruction
Bottom Belt Keeper
33
CRAFTSMAN
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
261
287
/1_
90O
I
_10
262f_
,285
400
135
130
126
101
120
416
119
125
1_
182
212
|'89
34
370 A
CRAFTSMAN
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1•
2
6
7
2
12A
37266
26727
33734
36557
36775
36558
12B
14
15
16
17
18
36694
28277
30589
34839A
31335
651018
19
20
30
40
37453
32600
36797
40004
40005
41
36070
36071
42
43
45
40006
40007
20381
36777
46
48
50
32610A
27241
37460
52
69
70
29914
37130
34311E
72
75
80
81
82
83
86
89
90
92
93
100
101
103
36083
27897
30574A
30590A
30591
30588A
650488
610961
611213
650815
650816
34443B
610118
651007
104
110
119
120
125
37480
36230
36787
36825
37288
126
37289
4-CYCLE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder (Incl. 2,20 & 150)
Dowel Pin
Breather Element
BreatherAss'y.(Incl.
6& 12A)
Breather Tube
Breather Cover & Tube
(Incl. 12B)
Breather Tube Elbow
Washer
Governor Rod (Incl. 14)
Governor Lever
Governor Lever Clamp
Screw, Torx T-15,
8-32 x 19/64"
Extension Spring
Oil Seal
Crankshaft
Piston, Pin & Ring Set (Std.)
Piston, Pin & Ring Set
(.010" OS)
Piston & Pin Ass'y. (Std.)
(Incl. 43)
Piston & Pin Ass'y. (.010" OS)
(Incl. 43)
Ring Set (Std.)
Ring Set (.010" OS)
Piston Pin Retaining Ring
Connecting Rod Ass'y.
(Incl. 46)
Connecting Rod Bolt
Valve Lifter
Camshaft (Exhaust MCR)
(Inc. ref 104)
Oil Pump Ass'y.
Mounting Flange Gasket
Mounting Flange
(IncL 72 thru 83,306)
Oil Drain Plug
Oil Seal
Governor Shaft
Washer
Governor GearAss'y. (Incl. 81)
Governor Spool
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Flywheel Key
Flywheel
Belleville Washer
Flywheel Nut
Solid State Ignition
Spark Plug Cover
Screw, TorxT-15,
10-24 x 15/16"
Cam Bushing
Ground Wire
Cylinder Head Gasket
Cylinder Head
Exhaust Varve (Std.)
(Incl. 151)
Intake Valve (Std.) (Incl. 151i
PART
NO.
130 6021A
135 35395
150 31672
151 31673
151A40017
169 36783
172 36784
174 30200
178 29752
179 30593
182 6201
184 26756
185 36785
186 36201
200
37134
206
610973
207
36200B
209
30200
223
650451
224
36786
238
650932
239
34338
241
36919
245
36905
250
37122
260
37213
261
30200
262
650831
275
36790A
277
650988
285
35000A
287
650926
290
34357
292
26460
300
35586
301
36246
305 35577
306 36996
307 35499
309 650562
310 35578
313 34080
370C37318
380 640262
390 590739
400 36792B
416
36085
417
900
650821
NOTE:
590702
NOTE:
inches
35
DESCRIPTION
Screw, 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"
Resistor Spark Plug (RJ19LM)
Valve Spring
Valve Spring Cap
Intake Valve Seal
Valve Cover Gasket
Valve Cover
Screw, 10-24 x 9/16"
Nut & Lock Washer, 1/4-28
Retainer Clip
Screw, 1/4-28 x 7/8"
Carburetor To Intake Pipe
Gasket
Intake Pipe
Governor Link
Control Bracket (Incl. 206)
Terminal
Throttle Link
Screw, 10-24 x 9/16"
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
Intake Pipe Gasket
Screw, 10-32 x 49/64"
Air Cleaner Gasket
Air Cleaner Collar
Air Cleaner Filter
Air Cleaner Cover
Blower Housing
Screw, 10-24 x 9/16"
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1/2"
Muffler
Screw, 1/4-20 x 2-9/32"
Starter Cup
Screw, 8-32 x 21/64"
Fuel Line
Fuel Line Clamp
Fuel Tank (Incl. 292 & 301)
Fuel Cap
Oil Fill Tube
"O"-Ring
"O"-Ring
Screw, 10-32 x 3/8"
Dipstick
Spacer
Primer Decal (3X)
Carburetor (Incl. 184)
Rewind Starter
Gasket Set
(Incl. Items Marked *)
Spark Arrestor Kit
(Incl. 417)(Optional)
Screw, 10-32 x 1/2" (Optional)
REPLACEMENT SHORT
BLOCK 750812C
RPM High 3450 to 3750
RPM Low 2000 to 2300
This engine could have been built with
starter
All component dimensions given in U.S.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
CRAFTSMAN
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
_16
36A
27
J3--37
(_m37
36
CRAFTSMAN
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
----640262
1
631615
2
631767
4
631184
5
631183
6
640070
7
650506
16
631807
17
651025
18
630766
20
640018
20A 640200
25
631867
27
631024
28
632019
29
631028
30
631021
31
631022
35
640259
36
640080
36A 632766
37
632547
40
640175
44
27110A
47
630748
48
631027
60
632760B
Carburetor (Incl. 184 of Engine Parts List)
Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly
Throttle Return Spring
Dust Seal Washer
Dust Seal (Throttle)
Throttle Shutter
Shutter Screw
Fuel Fitting
Throttle Crack Screw/Idle Speed Screw
Tension Spring
Idle Restrictor Screw
Idle Restrictor Scr'we Cap (Black)
Float Bowl
Float Shaft
Float
Float Bowl "O" Ring
Inlet Needle, Seat, & Clip (Incl. 31)
Spring Clip
Primer Bulb/Retainer Ring
Main Nozzle Tube
Carburetor Tube
"O" Ring, Main Nozzle Tube
High Speed Bowl Nut
Bowl Nut Washer
Welch Plug, Idle Mixture Well
Welch Plug, Atmospheric Vent
Repair kit (Incl. Items Marked *)
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
37
CRAFTSMAN
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
12
13
O'--'_4
Ore2
KEY PART
NO. NO.
----590702
1
590599A
2
590600
3
590696
4
590601
5
590697
6
590698
7
590699
8
590700
11
590703
12
590535
13
590701
DESCRIPTION
Recoil Starter
Spring Pin (Incl. 4)
Washer
Retainer
Washer
Brake Spring
Starter Dog
Dog Spring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y.
Starter Housing Ass'y. (40
degree grommet)
Starter Rope ( 98" X 9/54"
dia.)
Starter Handle
38
CRAFTSMAN
4-CYCLE
ENGINE
MODEL NO. 143.004008
--14
KEY PART
NO. NO.
----590739
3
590740
6
590616
7
590617
8
590618A
11
590638
12
590535
13
14
590701
590760
DESCRIPTION
Rewind Starter
Retainer
Starter Dog
Dog Spring
Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y
Starter Housing Ass'y (40
degree grommet)
Starter Rope (Length 98" x 9/
64" dia.)
Starter Handle
Spring Clip
39
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