Owner`s manual | Craftsman 917.389061 Lawn Mower User Manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
987.889000
CRAFTSMAN°
8 HORSEPOWER
33-INCH MOWER
• Assembly
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Caution:
Read and Follow
All Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment,
•
Operation
•
Customer Responsibilities
•
Service and Adjustments
•
Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179 U.S.A.
.FORM 1905122 (3/98)
SAFETY RULES
A
AUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT
CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS,
IMPORTANT
Safe Operation
Practices for Walk-Behind
Mowers
This curing machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and tl_rowing objects. Failura to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
8,
WARNING:
The engine exhaust from this product
containschemicals known to the State of
Californiato causecancer,birthdefects, or
other reproductiveharm.
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Do not operate the mower without proper guards,
plates, grass catcher or other safety protective devices in place.
Refer to provided instructionsfor proper operation
and installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
10. Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks,
or roads.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
1.
2.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manuals. Be thoroughly familiar
with the controls and the proper use of the mower
before starting.
11. Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire
from the spark plug whenever you leave the unit, before cleaning the mower or unclogging the chute.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the mower blade and discharge opening at all times.
3.' Only allow responsible individuals, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the mower.
4.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, _oys, wire,
bones, sticks, etc., which could be picked up and
thrown by the blade.
5.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop mower if anyone enters the area.
Keep bystanders at least 25 feet away from the area
of operation.
12. Shut the engine off, wait until the blade comes to a
complete stop, and disconnect the spark plug wire
before installing or removing the mulcher cover or
the optional grass catcher. Make certain that the
grass catcher is securely attached before operating
the mower. Empty the grass catcher after each usedecomposing debris could generate enough heat to
catch fire.
13. Mow in daylight or good artificial light.
14. Do not operate the mower while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
15. Never operate mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing; keep a firm hold on the handle and walk;
never run.
16. Disengage the Wheel Drive Lever on self-propelled
models before starting the engine.
6.
7.
Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Always wear substantial foot wear.
Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Look down and behind before and while
moving backwards.
17. If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine and disconnect the spark plug wire. Then
check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
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FOR THIS
SYMBOL
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MEANSATTENTION!!!
TO
POINT ALERT!I!
OUT IMPORTANT
SAFETY IS PRECAUTIONS.
BECOME
YOUR SAFETY
INVOLVED.
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SAFETY RULES
18. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating mower.
DO NOT:
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.
The operator could loose footing or balance.
19. Watch for traffic when operating near, or when crossing roadways.
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
20. Never attempt to carry children or other passengers
on the mower. They could fail off and be seriously injured, or they could interfere with the safe operation
of the mower.
21. Check the operation of the Operator Presence Control before each use. See the Customer Responsibilities Section of this manual for instructions. If the
mower blades rotate longer than three seconds after
the Operator Presence Control is released, the system is not working properly. Immediately contact
your local Sears Service Center/Department for instructions. Do not use the mower until the mechanism is repaired.
22. The mower is equipped with a safety discharge
chute, comes with a special mulcher cover and offers
an optional grass catcher. The safety discharge
chute must be working properly at all times. Never
attempt to disconnect or otherwise cause this discharge chute to cease working. If used, mulcher
cover or grass catcher attachment must be installed
properly and function correctly. Do not use your
equipment otherwise.
23. Never run the engine in an enclosed area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that is
ododess, colodess, and tasteless. Always run the engine outdoors and make sure there is adequate
ventilation.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could
cause slipping.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the mower and to the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of a responsible adult.
2.
Be alert and turn mower off if children enter the area.
3.
Before and while moving backwards, look behind
and down for small children.
4.
Never allow children to operate the mower.
5.
Use extra care when approaching blind comers,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
IV. SERVICE
.
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.
They are flammable and their vapors are explosive.
a) Use only an approved container.
II. SLOPEOPERATION
b) Never remove gas cap or add fuel when the engine is-running.Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents which can result in severe injury. All slopes
require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope,
do not mow it.
c) Never refuel the machine indoors.
d) Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, such as a water
heater, etc.
e) Move mower away from any gasoline fumes before starting the engine.
2.
Never run an engine inside a closed area.
3
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep
the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting.
DO:
Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes. Avoid slopes greater than 15o.
Remove objects such as recks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
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5.
Keep all nuts and bolts, especially the blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety device s . Check their operation regulady.
SAFETY RULES
6.
11. Do not change the engine govemor setting or overspeed the engine.
Keep mower free of grass, leaves or other debds
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow mower to
cool before storing.
12. Do not touch engine parts which may be hot from
operation. Allow parts to cool completely before inspecting, cleaning or repairing the mower.
7. After stdking an object, stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire. Inspect the mower and repair, if necessary, before restarting.
8.
Never attempt to mal_e mower cutting height adjustments while the engine is running.
9.
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 Sears recommended
parts, when necessary.
13. To access the underside of the mower, tip the mower
rearward. Do not tip the mower forward or on either
of its sides, unless specifically advised to do so in
this manual.
14. Maintain or replace safety and instructional decals.
Refer to the Repair Parts Section for replacement
decal information.
10. Mower blades are sha_rpand can cut. Wrap the blade
or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing
them.
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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman
33-Inch Mower. It has been designed, engineered and
manufactured to give you the best possible dependability
and performance.
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department. We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
machine.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
help you assemble and maintain your machine properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES."
MODEL NUMBER:
987.889000
SERIAL
NUMBER:
DATE OF
PURCHASE:.
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE
FOUND ON A DECAL LOCATED RIGHT SIDE OF
THE MOWER DECK.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH THE SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A
SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
PRODUCT
HORSEPOWER:
8 HP
DISPLACEMENT:
19.43 CU. IN.
FUEL CAPACITY:
3 Quarts
SPARK PLUG (GAP .030-in.):
IGNITION
NET ENGINE WEIGHT
Champion RJ-17LM
or equivalent
" Electronic
57 LBS.
* In Canada,replacesparkplugwitha resistor
plug.
WARNING: This machine is equipped with an internal
combustion engine and should not be used on or near
any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system
is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working order by the
operator.
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. This engine is not equipped with a
spark arrestor for the muffler. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest Sears authorized service center. See the REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual.
CUSTOMER
A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details.
SPECIFICATIONS
RESPONSIBILITIES
D Read and observe the safety rules.
O Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using this product.
O Follow the instructions under "CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES" and "STORAGE" sections of
this manual.
LIMITED
TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN®
POWER MOWER
Fortwo yearsfrom date of purchase,when this Craftsman® Lawn Moweris maintained,lubricated,and tuned up accordingto the
operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Searswill repair free of chargeany defect in material or workmanship.
If this Craftsman® Lawn Mower is used for commercialor rentalpurposes,this warrantyappliesfor only 90 days from the date of
purchase.
THIS WARRANTYDOESNOT COVER:
• Expendable itemswhichbecome worn during normaluse,such as rotary mower blades, bladeadanters,belts,air cleanersand
• Repairs necessary becauseof ooeratorabuseor negligence,includingbentcrankshaftsand the failureto maintainthe eouiDment
according to the instructionscontainedin the owner's manual.
WARRANTYSERVICEIS AVAILABLEBY RETURNINGTHE'CRAFTSMAN®MOWERTOTHE NEARESTSEARSSERVICECENTER]DEPARTMENTIN THE UNITEDSTATES.THIS WARRANTYAPPLIESONLYWHILETHIS PRODUCTIS IN USEIN THE UNITEDSTATES.
This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights,and you may also haveotherrightswhichvaryfrom stateto state.
One year warranty on the following: #38700, #38607, #38712, #38720, #38721, #38725
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY
RULES ...................................................
CUSTOMER
PRODUCT
WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES
SPECIFICATIONS
..............................
AND ATTACHMENTS
...........................................................
5
5
DECALS ...................
OPERATION
.......................................................
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
.................
8
13
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...........................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
................ 7
ASSEMBLY
AND ADJUSTMENTS
STORAGE
................. 5, 23
..........................................................
-ACCESSORIES
SERVICE
2
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,....................
;.....................
26
34
35
36
REPAIR
PARTS - MOWER .................................
37
REPAIR
PARTS - ENGINE .................................
46
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE
........... Back Cover
5, 23
INDEX
A
Accessories and Attachments
Adjustments:
Height of Cut ..............
Air Cleaner ..................
Assembly ....................
15
25
8
32
32
14
Carburetor ..................
26
Controls:
Blade Drive Control .........
14
Cutting Height Lever .........
15
Engine Throttle Control .......
16
Gear Select Lever ...........
14
Operator Presence Control .... 13
Wheel Drive Control .........
15
Customer Responsibilities:
Air Filter ..................
25
Blade Care/Replacement .....
32
Engine .................
24-25
Lubrication ................
23
Spark Plug ................
26
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36
E
Engine:
Air Filter ..................
Cleaning .................
Oil ......................
Operation .................
Recoil Start Rope ..........
Spark Plug ................
Storage ..................
13
17, 34
17
Recoil Start Rope ............
16
Repair Parts .................
37
Responsibilities, Customer ...5, 23
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14
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Handlebar:
Assembly
..................
9
Safety Decals ...............
Safety Rules .................
Service and Adjustments .......
Spark Plug ..................
Specifications
................
Starting/Stopping Engine .......
Storage. ...................
36
2
26
26
5
19
34
I.
C
Decals .....................
Features/Controls
............
Fuel Storage .............
Fuel Type ...................
Gear Select Lever ............
B
Blade:
Replacement .............
Sharpening ................
Blade Drive Control ...........
R
F
.... 7
T
Lubrication:
Engine ................
Mower ...................
17, 23
23
Troubleshooting
..............
35
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M
Unpacking ...................
Maintenance:
Agreement ..................
Schedule .................
5
23
Mowing Tips .................
21
Mulching Cover ...........
15, 18
8
W
Warranty ....................
Wheel Drive Control ..........
5
15
0
Off-Season Storage ...........
34
Oil
...................
17,23
Operation ...................
13
Operator Presence Control ..... 13
Op_ons .....................
7
P
25
24
24
13
16
26
34
Parts List ................
Product Specifications
..........
21-27
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OPERATOR'S
POSITION
All references in this Manual
to LEFT and RIGHT sides of
the mower are given from the
operator's position behind the
handlebars (unless specified
:
otherwise).
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ACCESSORIES AND AI IACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available when the mower was purchased. They are also available at most
Sears retail outlets, catalog and service centers. Most Sears stores can order repair parts for you when you provide
the model number of your unit.
ENGINE
Spark Plug
GasCan
Fuel Stabilizer
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MOWER
GrassCatcher
Blade
Belt
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Motor Oil
CONTENTS
OF HARDWARE PACK
Parts Bag Contents
©
Flat Washer,
5/16"
Qty:4
Hex Flange LockScrew,
1/4"-20 x 1/2"
Qty:2
Shift Link - Gear Select Lever
(shownreduced size)
Qty:1
CotterPin,
3/32" x 5/8"
Oty:6
HexFlange LockNut,
1/4-20"
Qty:2
Plastic CableTie
(shownreducedsize)
Qty:1
Hex Flange LockScrew,
5/16"-18 x 3/4"
. Qty:2
Oil Drain Tube (shownreducedsize)
Qty:1
Shift RodMountingPlate
(shownreducedsize)
Qty:1
ASSEMBLY
Read these instructions in their entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new equipment.
Your new equipment has been assembled at the factory with the ex-
Tools NeededForAssembly:
•
•
•
•
•
•
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(1)
(1)
(2)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
7/16" Wrench
3/8" Wrench
1/2" Wrenches
Needle-nose Pliers
Wire Cutter Pliers
Tire.Gauge
Scissors or Pen Knife
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
• Inspect your machine immediately. Be sure neither the carton nor
contents have been damaged. If
you find or have reason to suspect damage, contact your nearest Sears Service Center/Department for assistance.
• Cut plastic banding with scissors.
Open box flaps and remove any
packing material from around the
machine. Remove any staples
securing bottom of carton to wood
pallet. Lift off carton. Cut metal
straps secudng unit to base.
Leave unit on base of pallet during assembly steps (to safely remove unit from base, wait until
you have completed assembly
steps 1-2). Before disposing of
the carton or any of the packing
materials, be sure to check them
thoroughly for any small parts.
• Cut plastic tie straps holding three
long control rods to handlebars.
Also remove any packaging
around the handlebars.
ception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of
your machine, all parts and hardware you install or adjust must be
tightened according to the assembly instructions. Use the correct
tools as necessary to ensure proper
tightness..
ASSEMBLY
STEPS
Before starting any assembly
steps, disconnect the engine
spark plug wire from the spark
plug.
STEP1: AttachHandlebars
• If applicable, cut and remove any
plastic ties holding wheel drive rod
(F, Figure 2-5) to left handlebar and
blade ddve rod (C, Figure 2-5) to
right handlebar. Put rods aside.
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B
Y
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Figure 2-2: Attach handlebars.
• Handlebars (A, Figure 2-2) are
shipped partially assembled with two
screws (Y, Figure 2-2) loosely installed. It may be necessary to
loosen screws (Y) further to allow the
handlebars to clear the engine air
cleaner.
• Rotate handlebars over engine
and position as shown in Figure 2-2.
Be careful that the handlebars clear
the unit while unfolding. Also, put
end of control rod (E, Figures 2-3
and 2-5) into cut-out (W, Figures
2-2 and 2-3) in back of frame while
rotating handlebars into position.
• Install two 5/16"-18 x 3/4" hex
flange screws (B, Figure 2-2).
• Tighten all four screws (B and Y).
• Secure the engine throttle cable
to the left handlebar with a cable tie
from the hardware bag. Clip off any
excess tie length.
• Perform the assembly on a clean,
level surface. If you need to
move the machine, be careful not
to severely bend any of the control cables on the equipment.
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ASSEMBLY
STEP2: Attach ControlRods
WARNING
The control rods are adjusted
at the factory and should not
require additional adjustment
during assembly. After assembling unit, controlrod adjustment should be checked
(and re-adjusted, if necessary) accordingto information
in "Customer Responsibilities" Section. Severe persona]
injury
or
property
damage could result from
not
following
this
instruction.
A. AttachWheel DriveControl
Rod
• Locate the wheel drive control
rod (F, Figures 2-3 & 2-5) that you
removed from the left handlebar in
Step 1. This rod has a swivel block
(H, Figure 2-3) on one end.
• At left side of engine frame,
insert swivel block (H, Figures 2-3
& 2-5) on wheel drive control rod
into wheel drive control arm (U,
Figure 2-3).
AB
Figure 2-3: Left-hand control rods detail.
B. AttachOperatorPresence
ControlRod:
D. Attachand AdjustGear Select
Lever:
• Locate control rod (E, Figures.
2-3 & 2-5) attached at upper end
to Operator Presence Control (W,
Figure 2-5).
• To remove unit from shipping
crate, hold down Operator Presence Control lever (W, Figure 2-5)
which releases the wheel brake.
• At bottom of control rod, insert
swivel block (G, Figures 2-3 &
2-5) into control arm (T, Figure
2-3).
• Using the edge of a piece of flat
wood (such as a ruler), remove
the vinyl grip (B, Figure 2-6) from
the gear select lever (I). Place the
wood edge against the edge of the
grip and slowly pull off the grip.
• Add one 5/16" washer (A, Figure
2-3). Secure with cotter pin (B,
Figure 2-3). Bend ends of cotter
pin to secure.
• Add one 5/16" washer and secure with cotter pin. Bend ends of
cotter pin to secure.
• At upper end of control rod,
secure angled end to Wheel Drive
Control lever (V, Figure 2-4), using
a cotter pin (BB). Bend ends of
cotter pin to secure.
C.AttachBlade DriveControl
Rod:
B
V
• Locate the blade drive control
rod (C, Figure 2-5) that you removed in Step 1. Insert one end of
control red into blade drive bracket
(D, Figure 2-5). Add one 5/16"
washer and secure with cotter pin
(CC). Bend ends of cotter pin to
secure.
• Insert upper end of rod into bottom end of Blade Drive Control
lever (J). Add one 5/16" washer
and secure with cotter pin (AA).
Bend ends of cotter pin to secure.
Figure 2-4: Attach wheel drive control rod to lever.
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• Insert nylon bushing (Z, Figure
2-6) up into console (L).
• Slide spring and washers (J)
down onto gear select lever.
• Insert gear select lever (I) up
through nylon bushing (Z) in handlebar console (L, Figure 2-6).
Guide pin (K) on gear select lever
into groove in shift quadrant (EE).
• Hold lower part of gear select
lever (I) against bracket (M, Figure
2-7). Position retaining plate (N)
from parts bag in place as shown
in Figure 2-7 (plate below bracket). Secure plate with two 1/4"-20
x 1/2" long screws (O) and 1/4"-20
Iocknuts.
• Slide grip (B, Figure 2-6) back
onto upper end of gear select
lever (I).
ASSEMBLY
• Rotate gear select lever (I, Figures 2-6 & 2-7) clockwise until pin
(K) on gear select rod stops in the
neutral position detent on the shift
pattern quadrant (Figure 2-6).
• Thread shift link (P, Figure 2-7)
partially into ball-joint (Y).
• Move shift arm (X, Figure 2-7)
from side to side as necessary into
each transmission gear detent until transmission is in neutral.
NOTE: Moving shift arm (X) all
the way to the left, and then one
notch back to the right, should put
transmission into neutral. When :
transmission is in neutral, unit will
move freely when pushed while
holding the Operator Presence
Control lever (W, Figure 2-5)
down. If transmission is NOT in
neutral, there will be a slight drag
on the wheels when pushing unit.
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M
D
• When shift arm (X) is in neutral
position, rotate shift link (P) toward
end of gear select lever rod (I).
Adjust length of shift link (P) as
necessary to fit into hole in bottom
of gear select lever (I).
NOTE: Pin (K) on Gear Select
Lever (I) must be held in the neutral position detent on the shift
quadrant (see Figure 2-6) while
shift link (P, Figure 2-7) is
adjusted.
Figure 2-5: Rear view of control rods.
Pin (K) must be in this detent
whentransmissionneutral is _
adjusted.
Figure 2-6: Detail - Gear Select Lever in Neutral (N) position.
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ASSEMBLY
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STEP3: CheckTire Pressure
• Use a tire gauge to check the air
pressure in the rear tires. The air
pressure should be between 15-20
PSI (20 PSI maximum).
• Keep both tires equally inflated
to help prevent machine from
pulling to one side.
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STEP4: After Assemblingand
BeforeUsingUnit
• Read this entire Owner's Manual
for proper safety, operation and
maintenance information.
P
• Make sure spark plug wire is
connected to spark plug before
starting unit.
Figure 2-7: Detail- TransmissionNeutralAdjustment.
• Insert hooked end of shift link (P,
Figure 2-7) into hole in bottom end
of gear select lever (I) and secure
with cotter pin (Q). Bend ends of
cotter pin. NOTE: It may be necessary to lift gear select lever (I) to
install shift link (P).
* Hold down Operator Presence
Control lever (W, Figure 2-5) and
push unit forward and backward.
The wheels should move freely. If
not, adjust length of shift link (P,
Figure 2-7) as necessary.
WARNING
Do not use the mower if the
wheels continueto turn after
releasing the Operator Presence Control and the Wheel
Drive Control. Severe personal injury or property damage could result if this instructionis not followed.
WARNING
E. TestWheel Brake:
Put the Gear Select Lever in in
neutral (N), release all of the control levers, and try to push the unit
forward and backward. The
wheels should not turn. if they do
turn, an adjustment is necessary.
DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT
UNTIL THE WHEEL BRAKE
MECHANISM HAS BEEN
ADJUSTED AND IS WORKING
PROPERLY. See "Wtleel Brake
Adjustment" in "Customer Responsibilities."
IMPORTANT: MOTOR OIL MUST
BE ADDED TO THE ENGINE
CRANKCASE BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE. OIL FILLING
INSTRUCTIONS ARE COVERED
IN THE "OPERATION" SECTION.
The control rods are adjusted
at the factory and should not
require additional adjustment
during assembly.
After
assembling unit, control rod
adjustment
should
be
checked (and re-adjusted, if
necessary) according to
informationin "Customer Responsibilities" Section. Severe personal injury or property damage could resultfrom
not
following
this
instruction.
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CAUTION
Unit is shipped wiihout oil in
engine crankcase. DO NOT
start engine until oil has been
added. Severe engine damage will result if this instruction is not followed. See "Operation" Section of this manual for oil filling procedure.
OPERATION
KNOWYOUREQUIPMENT
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EQUIPMENT.
location and function of all features and controls on the equipment. Save this manual for future reference.
MEETS ANSI B71.1 - 1996
SAFETY STANDARD
This machine meets voluntary
safety standard B71.1 - 1996,
which is sponsored by the Outdoor
Power Equipment Institute, Inc.,
and is published by the American
National Standards Institute, Inc.
Operating Symbols
Various symbols are used on the
mower to indicate control settings
(your model may not have all of the
symbols). These symbols are
shown below with a description of
their meaning.
IMPORTANT: The mower is
equipped with a blade-brake-clutch
control system which is designed
to stop the mower blades within
three (3) seconds after release of
the Operator Presence Control.
This system will stop the blades
but not the engine. Therefore, you
can disengage the blade drive at
anytime without having to stop and
restart the engine. This feature is
particularly useful when you need
to cross gravel drives or rough terrain and you do not want the spinning blades to strike stones or hidden obstacles.
LOCATION
ANDUSEOF
CONTROLS
FAST
SLOW
CHOKE
ENGINE ENGINE ENGINE
STOP START RUN
ENGAGE DISENGAGE
OperatorPresenceControl
This lever (A, Figure 3-1) regulates the operation of the rear
wheel brake and the separate
Blade Drive Control.
To engage the Operator Presence Control, press and hold the
lever against the handlebar grip.
Engaging the lever releases the
brake on the rear wheels (allows
wheels to turn). The engaged position also permits the separate
Blade Drive Control to lock in its
engaged position (allows the mower blades to turn).
Releasing the lever (disengaged
position) applies the rear wheel
brake and quickly stops the
wheels. Releasing the lever will
also disengage the Blade Drive
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Know the
WARNING
The blade-brake-clutch control system should stop the
mower bladeswithin three (3)
seconds after release of the
Operator PresenceControl. If
the blades do not stop within
three-(3) seconds,pot the Engine Throttle Control in the
STOP position. Disconnect
the sparkplug wire and do not
operate the mower until the
blade-brake-clutch control
system hasbeen repaired_
Control, which will apply a brake
that stops the blades within three
(3) seconds.
Always disengage the Operator
Presence Control before starting
the engine. Always engage this
control before engaging the separate blade drive or wheel drive
controls.
A- OPERATOR
PRESENCECONTROL
ed
Figure 3-1 ,
OPERATION
BladeDriveControl
Use this lever (B, Figure 3-2) to
engage drive to the mower blades.
To engage the blades, first engage the Operator Presence Control (A, Figure 3-2). Then, push the
spring-loaded Blade Drive Control
lever (B) forward until it stays in the
engaged position.
To stop the blades, release the
Operator Presence Control (A).
Doing so will disengage the Blade
Drive Control (B) and automatically
apply the brake that stops the
blades.
_ When starting the engine, the
Blade Drive Control should be disengaged (released). This helps to
ensure that the blades will not start
turning when the engine starts.
NOTE: Pushing the Blade Ddve
Control forward will engage the
blades even though the Operator
Presence Control is not engaged.
However, this procedure is NOT
RECOMMENDED as you must
maintain constant pressure on the
lever (releasing lever disengages
blades). Always engage the Operator Presence Control before engaging the Blade Drive Control.
A-OPERATOR
PRESENCECONTROL
B- BLADE
DRIVECONTROL
Disengage
Engage
Engage
Figure
3-2
GearSelect Lever
This lever (C, Figure 3-3) is used
to select any of three forward
ground speeds (1 - Slow, 2 - Medium and 3 - Fast), N (Neutral) and
R (Reverse). The gear shift pattern
is shown in Figure 3-4.
To avoid damaging the transmission, do not shift gears when
the mower is moving. Select forward ground speeds according to
mowing conditions and terrain (use
slower speeds in high grass or on
rough terrain).
For forward travel, move the
lever into one of the three numbered settings. To select reverse,
shift to neutral and then pull up on
the lever. Turn the lever to the R
(reverse) position and release the
lever.
CD
Gear Select
Lever
Figure 3-3
Figure 3-4: Shift pattern on console.
Put the lever in N (neutral) to
manually push the mower and
when the mower is not in use.
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OPERATION
Wheel Drive Control
Use this lever (D, Figure 3-6) to
engage and disengage drive to the
wheels.
To engage the wheels, first select
a forward or reverse gear with the
Gear Select Lever and press the
Operator Presence Control (A, Figure 3-5) against the handlebar
grip. Then, squeeze the Wheel
Drive Control lever (D) up against
the handlebar grip. The ground
speed can be varied in any gear by
increasing (to go faster) or decreasing (to go slower) pi'essure
on the lever. To avoid sudden ac-
wheels will gradually slow to a
stop. NOTE: To stop the wheels
quickly, release the Operator Presence Control along with the Wheel
Drive Control.
When starting the engine,-the
Wheel Drive Control should be disengaged (released). This helps to
ensure that the wheels will not start
turning when the engine starts.
This lever (E, Figure 3-6) is used
to adjust the mower cutting height.
The cutting height can be adjusted
from 1 to 4 inches.
Turn the lever clockwise to raise
the cutting height or counterclockwise to lower the cutting height. A
decal and pointer (not illustrated)
A- OPERATOR
PRESENCE
CONTROL
!isengage
Engage
CAUTION
Do not engage the Wheel
Drive Controlwithout first engagingthe OperatorPresence
Control. Doing so could result in wear or damageto the
wheel brake mechanism.
celeration, slowly squeeze the
lever when first engaging the
wheels.
Release the Wheel Drive Control
to disengage the wheels. The
CuttingHeight ControlLever
I
D - WHEEL
DRIVECONTROL
Figure 3-5
on the right side of the mower deck
show the cutting height settings
ranging from A (highest) to G (lowest). Note that the actual cutting
heights will vary according to soil
conditions.
Mulcher Cover
The mulcher cover is
To use the mulching feature, insert the mulcher cover (Figure 3-7)
securely in the right side of the
deck beneath the discharge chute.
Insert the front tab of the cover
into the mower front support bracket (AA, Figure 3-7). Then push the
cover into place by sliding the
cover rearward, making sure that
the slot (BB) in the cover is completely engaged in the rear edge of
the deck opening.
Remove the mulcher cover if you
want to do side-discharge mowing.
pre-installed at the factory.
NOTE: The mulcher cover is
designed to keep the discharge
chute raised up while you mow.
When the cover is removed, the
discharge chute lowers.
i
Before installing or removing mulching cover,
stop engine, wait for parts
DANGER
tD
stop moving, and disconnect spark plugwire.
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Figure 3-7
OPERATION
EngineThrottle Control
This lever (F, Figure 3-8) is used
to adjust engine speeds and to
stop the engine. Always run engine at fast speed setting for best
mower performance. The throttle
settings are shown to the right.
BEFOREOPERATING
Pre-Operation
Checklist
Perform
machine:
]_1_1
the following
checks before each use of your
CHOKE- Usewhen
startinga coldengine.
ISl Review:
FAST- Use during mower
operation. _
SLOW - Usewhen idling
engine.
"Safety"
and "Operation"
sections of manual.
Q Check for loose or missing hardware.
before starting engine.
Tighten or replace
Q Check the engine oil level. Refer to "Customer
sibilities" section for instructions.
Respon-
ISICheck the fuel level in the fuel tank (refer to next page
for instructions).
'_
STOP- Stopsengine.
Q Check all levers for freedom of movement. Do not start
engine if any lever does not function correctly.
F- THRoJiLECONTROL
J
Adjust the blade cutting height (refer to this Section for
instructions).
Inspect the area to be mowed and remove any debris.
Check that all guards and shields are in place and properly secured.
Figure 3-8
EngineRecoil Starter
The engine recoil starter (H, Figure 3-9) is used to "pull-start" the
engine. Do not pull the recoil
starter until you have read the Operation Section.
_1 Check the installation of the mulcher cover in the right
side deck opening. Remove the mulcher cover if you
want to side d!scharge the grass.
I_1Check air pressure in rear tires at first use and every 25
operating hours. Maintain 15-20 PSI (maximum 20 PSI)
in each tire. Keep tires inflated equally or mower may
pull to one side.
ISIAttach the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
H - RECOIL
STARTER
Figure 3-9
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OPERATION
BEFORESTARTING
ENGINE
AddMotor Oil
• Only use 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. Above 32OF, use SAE 30;
below 32OF, use 5W30.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30,.10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these oils will
result id increased oil consumption
when used above 32OF. Check
engine oil more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
• Be sure that engine is level. Remove dipstick (A, Figure 3-10).
WARNING: Experience indicates
that alcohol blended fuels (gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moistura which leads to
separation and formation of acidsduring storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid
problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage for 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank,
start the engine and let it run until
the fuel lines and carburetor are
B
A
Figure 3-10
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.
• Fill with recommended oil to between "Full" and "Add" marks on
dipstick (approximately 32 oz.).
Pour slowly and do not overfill.
While pouring, stop frequently, reinsert dipstick until it is seated
completely, remove and check oil
level. (Wipe dipstick each time before re-inserting.) Replace dipstick
securely.
• Check oil before each use. Add if
needed.
• Change oil after the first 2 operating hours and every 25 operating
hours thereafter (more often in extremely dusty or dirty conditions).
Fill Fuel Tank
DANGER
Gasolineis highly flammable and its vapors are explosive. Read and follow these precautions to help avoid severe personal injury or property
damage.
• Do not remove gas cap or add gasoline if engine is running or still hot
from operation. Allow engine to cool at least three minutes before
refueling.
• Keep openflame, matches, sparks, or smoking materials away from fuel
tank and fuel container.
• Stop engine and allow it to cool
for three minutes before removing
fuel fill cap (B, Figure 3-10). Do
not check fuel level or add fuel
while indoors.
• Do not fill fuel tank indoors. After filling, wipe up any spills and move
machineaway from gasoline fumes before starting engine. Securely replace the capson the fuel tank and fuel container.
• Clean area around fuel fill cap
and remove fill cap. Fill gas tank
with clean, fresh unleaded gasoline. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
• Store gasolinein anapprovedfuel containerand in a well-ventilated area.
Store it safelyout of the reach of children.
• Using a funnel or spout, fill tank
to 1/2 inches below bottom of fuel
tank filler neck to prevent spills and
to allow for fuel expansion.
• Do not fill fuel tank completely. Fill tank to 1/2" below bottom of filler
neckto providespace for fuel expansion,
• Do not store gasolinewhere vaporsmay reach an open spark or flame, or
where ignitionsources(suchas hot water heaters, space heaters, furnaces,
clothesdryers, stoves, electric motors, etc.) are present.
• Insta_ll_fillcap securely and wipe
up any Spilled gasoline.
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OPERATION
AdjustMower CuttingHeight
The cutting height can be adjusted from 1 to 4 inches by rotating
the Cutting Height Control lever (A,
Figure 3-11).
Choose cutting heights according to grass conditions and terrain.
In heavy or tall grass, it is usually
better to make the first cut at a
higher setting and then make a
second cut at the desired setting.
When mowing in rough terrain, a
higher setting is recommended as
it will minimize the chances of the
blade striking the ground or hidden
obstructions.
1. Release all mower controls
before adjusting cutting height.
2. Turn Cutting Height Control
lever clockwise to raise cutting
height or counterclockwise to lower
• cutting height. A decal and pointer
(not illustrated) on the right side of
the mower deck show cutting
height settings ranging from A
(highest) to G (lowest). Note that
actual cutting heights will vary
according to the grass and soil
conditions.
Test Blade-Brake-Clutch
ControlSystem
The mower is equipped with a
blade-brake-clutch which is designed to stop the mower blades
within throe (3) seconds after rolease .of the Operator Presence
Control or the Blade Drive Control.
Never tamper with, or attempt to
defeat the purpose of this safety
device.
The-control system is a mechanical device which is subject to wear.
Thereforo, test the operation of the
blade_brake-clutch control system
befor_ each use of the mower. Refer to "Blade Brake Control Test" at
the end of this Section.
Select Mulchingor
Side-DischargeMowing
Your combination mower allows
you to select either mulching or
side-discharging of the grass clippings. To use the mulching featuro, insert the mulcher cover.
Remove the cover if side discharge mowing is desired. Refer
to "Mulching Cover" on Page 15
for installation instructions.
Figure 3-12: Mulcher cover.
Beforeinstalling or removing
mulchingcover, stop engine,
wait for parts to stop moving,
DANGER
and disconnect spark plug
wire.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury, do
not adjust cutting height
while wheels or blades are
turning. Release all handlebar controls and wait for all
motion to stop before adjusting cuttingheight.
MOVINGTHEMOWER
WITHOUTENGINE
POWER
The mower can be manually
pushed or pulled by putting the
Gear Select Lever (C, Figure 3-13)
in N (neutral) and pressing and
holding the Operator Presence
Control (A, Figure 3-13) down
against the handlebar grip.
To stop the wheels at anytime,
release the Operator Presence
Control.
Figure 3-11: Cutting Height Control
lever.
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OPERATION
STARTING
ANDSTOPPING
THEENGINE
To Stopthe Engine
i
ANGER
Do not operate engine in an enclosed area. Engine exhaust contains
carbonmonoxide,a deadlygasthat is odorless,colorlessand tasteless.
Always run engine outdoors and make sure there is adequate
ventilation.
C- GearSelect Lever
E- EngineThrottle
Control
B- Blade
DriveControl
1. Release all mower controls to
stop wheels or mower blade.
2. Move throttle control down to
slow (turtle) position. (Whenever
possible, gradually reduce engine
speed before stopping engine.)
3. Move Throttle Control all the
way down to stop position.
ence Control
A - OperatorPres- -
\
Figure 3-14: Engine recoil starter.
OB
Wheel Drive Control
ENGAGING
THEBLADES
Figure 3-13: Mower Controls.
WARNING
To avoidinjury:
,, Keephandsand feet clear
of mower bladesor other rotatingparts.
,, Lookbehindyou to be sure
there are no obstaclesbefore
pullingrecoil starter rope.
To Start the Engine
1. Move mower to a level area.
2. Release all controls on mower
to prevent wheels or mower blades
from rotating when engine starts.
3. Move Engine Throttle Control
(E, Figure 3-13) fully upward to
choke setting to start a cold engine
or to fast (rabbit) setting to start a
warm engine.
4. To start engine using recoil
starter:.
A. Stand on left side (as viewed
from behind handlebars) of machine. Be sure your feet are
safely away from the underside
of the mower deck and all mower controls are released. Place
one foot on top of tire.
B. Grasp rope handle (G, Figure
3-13) and pull slowly until rope
pulls slightly harder. Let rope
rewind slowly. Then pull rope
with a rapid, full arm stroke. Let
rope return slowly. If engine fails
to start after three pulis, repeat
instructions starting with Step 2
(try setting throttle at fast
setting).
C. When engine starts, operate in
fast throttle setting (move throttle from choke setting to fast
setting).
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To avoid injury from rotating
blades, keep face, handsand
feet
DANGER
clear of mower blades at
all times.
ToEngagethe Blades
1. Start engine as described in "To
Start the Engine" instructions. Put
engine throttle in fast speed
setting.
2. Press and hold Operator Presence Control (A, Figure 3-13)
against handlebar grip.
3. Slowly push Blade Drive Control
(B, Figure 3-13) fully forward until it
stays in the engaged position. The
blades are now rotating.
ToStop the Blades
To stop the blades, release the
Operator Presence Control.
OPERATION
TOENGAGETHEWHEELS
CAUTION
. To avoid damaging
the
transmission, do not shift
gears while in motion.
• To avoid damaging the
wheel brake mechanism, do
not engage the Wheel Drive
Control without first engaging
the
Operator
Presence
Control.
WARNING
Before engaging the Wheel
Drive Lever for the very first
time, check that the neutral
(N) position on the Gear Select Lever is properly adjusted. See "Neutral Adjustment" in "Service
and
Adjustments" Section for the
procedureto follow.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal
injury or property damage.
C. To start the wheels, slowly
squeeze the Wheel Drive Control (D, Figure 3-13). The harder you squeeze, the faster the
wheels will turn. To avoid sudden acceleration, slowly
squeeze the lever.
D. TO STOP THE WHEELS:
• To stop drive power to the
wheels, release the Wheel
Drive Control. The wheels will
gradually slow to a stop.
• To quickly stop the wheels, release both the Wheel Drive
Control and the Operator Presence Control.
WARNING
To avoid injury or property
damage:
• Look behind mower before
and duringreverse operation.
• Stop the mower blades before operatingin reverse.
3. FOR REVERSE TRAVEL:
A. Stop the mower blades and
wheels by releasing the Operator Presence Control (A, Figure
3-13).
B. Press and hold Operator Presence Control against handlebar
grip.
Co Put the Gear Select Lever (C,
Figure 3-13) in R (reverse) setting by first moving lever to N
(neutral). Then pull lever up,
turn it to R position, and release
leve_
D. To start the wheels, slowly:
squeeze Wheel Drive Control
(D, Figure 3-13). To avoid sudden acceleration, slowly
squeeze the lever.
E. TO STOP THE WHEELS:
• To stop drive power to the
wheels, release the Wheel
Drive Control. The wheels will
gradually slow to a stop.
• To quickly stop the wheels, release both the Wheel Drive
Control and the Operator Presence Control.
• Return the Gear Select Lever
to the N (neutral) position when
you have completed reverse operation. Allow the wheels to
1. Start engine as described in
"To Start the Engine" instructions.
stop completely before shifting
from R (reverse) into a forward
speed.
2. FOR FORWARD TRAVEL:
A. Press and hold Operator Presence Control (A, Figure 3-13)
against handlebar grip.
MAKINGTURNS
B. Put the Gear Select Lever (C,
Figure 3-13) into one of the
numbered settings (1 - Slow, 2 Medium and 3 - Fast). When
first practicing with the mower,
put lever in No. 1 setting. Select forward speeds according
to mowing conditions and terrain. Use slower speeds on
rough terrain or when grass is
heavy or thick. The forward
speed can be increased on
smooth terrain or if the grass
cover is light. Allow the wheels
to step completely before shifting from one forward speed into
: another.
The mower turns easily by pushing the handlebars in the opposite
direction that you want to turn. The
differential mechanism inside the
transaxle will allow the inside turning wheel to stop or slow down
while the outside turning wheel is
powered by the drive system.
Reduce the wheel speed before
turning the mower. For tight turns,
disengage the Wheel Drive Control
and manually push the mo_,er
through the turn (if needed, put the
Gear Select Lever in neutral so the
wheels turn freely).
2O
OPERATION
MOWINGTIPSANDHINTS
MulchingLeaves
WARNING
To avoidinjury or propertydamage:
• Before mowing, thoroughly inspect area where mower is to be used
and remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones, nails and other foreign
objects.
• Disengagemower blades beforecrossinggravel drives, roads, or sidewalks to prevent blades from throwing stones or other hazardous
objects.
Mow When
MowingonSlopes
LawnIs Dry
• The leaves must be dry in order
to be mulched.
• Use a slower ground speed if the
leaves are not mulched into fine
particles.
• If you mulch oak leaves (which
add acid to the soil), add lime to
the lawn in the spring to reduce the
acidity of the soil.
Keep Mower BladesSharp
For best mower performance,
keep the blades sharp. A dull blade
will tear, bruise and split the ends
of grass.
For best results, avoid c
grass when it is wet. Wet grass
tends to form clumps which interfere with the cutting action. The
best time to mow is in the late afternoon or early evening when the
grass is usually dry.
1
CutTop1/3 of
• The mower can also be used to
mow leaves in the fall. The leaf
particles filter down into the lawn
and provide added fertilizer.
....
_
GrassBlade_
Cutting more than 1/3 of grass
length may cause the grass to become excessively dry. In tall
grass, it may be necessary to mow
at a higher setting and then mow
again at the desired height.
NOTE: The cutting height is critical to achieving a well-groomed
lawn. You should experiment with
various settings to find that "just
right" cutting height.
Vary CuttingPattern
Vary the cutting pattern from
week to week to help prevent matting of the grass. One week, mow
from north to sooth, the next week
mow from east to west.: Overlap
several inches when mowing to
obtain an even appearance.
Do not mow excessively
steep
slopes (see WARNING statement
below). Slow down and exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Before mowing
on slopes, check the engine oil level and make sure that the level is at
the FULL mark. Maintaining
a
FULL oil level is particularly
important when operating on slopes
as oil can be drained away from vital engine parts.
WARNING
To avoid injury or property
damage:
• Maximum safe operating
angle is 15o.
• Exceeding maximum safe
operating angle may cause
tipping or loss of footing.
• Do not mow wet slopes.
• Mow across slopes, not up
and down.
• Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on
slopes.
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Clean Mower Frequently
Clean the underside of the mower
deck frequently to remove grass
build-up.
Precision_imming
For precision trimming, use the
slowest gear and inch the mower
along by "feathering" the Wheel
Drive Control lever. Or, disengage
the wheel drive by releasing the
Wheel Drive Control so that you
can manually maneuver the mower
(if needed, put the Gear Select
Lever in neutral so that the wheels
turn freely).
Mowing Ditches
If you have to mow ditches, stop
the engine and adjust the cutting
height to its highest setting. Mow
in the direction of the ditch. Mow
both sides of the ditch fast, and
then mow the bottom. When
mowing ditches, watch out for
cans, bottles, or other debris.
OPERATION
BLADEBRAKECONTROL
TEST
When the Operator Presence
Control is released during operation of the mower, the engine does
not stop, but the blades should
stop within three (3) seconds. The
following test provides a visual test
of whether the Blade Brake Control
System is functioning. Perform
this test before each use of the
mower.
1. Park mower on a portion of
lawn which has not been recently
mowed.
2. Set the cutting height so the
mower cuts 1/3 of the grass height.
3. Start the engine.
4. Press the Operator Presence
Control down against the handlebar grip and push the Blade Drive
Control fully forward until it stays in
the engaged position.
5. Put the Gear Select Lever in
the No. 1 setting.
WARNING
To avoid personal injury or
property damage, make sure
that the mower is on grass,
and that the test area is clear
of foreign objects and bystandersbeforeyou begin the
Blade Brake ControlTest.
if the Operator PresenceControl or the Blade Drive Control
are not adjusted correctly,the
blades may continueto rotate
after release of the Operator
Presence Control.
If the
blades do net stop within
three (3) seconds of release
ofthe OperatorPresenceControl, movethe EngineThrottle
Controlto the STOP position,
disconnect the spark plug
wire, and movethe wire away
from the spark plug. Do net
operate the mower until the
Blade Brake Control System
has been repaired.
Failure to do this could result
fn personal injury or property
damage.
6. Engage the wheels with the
Wheel Drive Control and drive the
mower for several feet. Then release the Operator Presence Control.
A.
So
Look at the lawn just mowed.
The lawn should be cut up to
the point where the Operator
Presence Control was released.
Press the Operator Presence
Control against the handlebar
grip but DO NOT re-engage the
Blade Drive Control. Drive the
mower forward for several more
feet. Release the Operator
Presence Control and look at
the lawn. The grass should
NOT have been cut. This indicates that the Operator Pres*
- ence Control has disengaged
the blade drive and stopped the
blades.
7. If the mower cuts the grass in
Step 6-B, the Operator Presence
Control is NOT disengaging the
blade drive. Immediately stop
the engine, disconnect the
spark plug wire, and move the
wire away from the spark plug.
8. Do not use the mower until the
Blade Brake Control System has
been inspected, adjusted or repaired by a Sears Service Center.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MaintenanceChart
INTERVAL*
ITEM
Eachuse
- SERVICE
MowerBlade
Looseor MissingHardware
Belts
EngineOilLevel
Controls
MulchingCover
AsRequired
Tightenor Replace
Check
Check
Checkfor ProperOperation
Checkfor ProperCoverInstallation
EngineOil
Change
25 hours
EngineOil....
FoamAirFilter***
MowerBlade(s)
:
ControlLinkages
andPivots
Change
Clean
SharpenandBalance
LubewithLightOil
50 hours
EngineOil
BladeDriveBeltAdjust
EngineCoolingFins
GreaseFittings**
Change
AdjustTension
Clean
Grease
Air FilterElement***
SparkPlug
Replace
Clean/Replace,
Re-gap
Linkages
Belts
Adjust
Check/Replace,
Adjust
FrontWheelBearings
Grease
1st2 hours
Annuallyor 100hours
Monthly
Annually
or 50 hours
*Intervaldescribesrunningtime.
***Clean moreoftenunderdustyconditions
or whenairbornedebrisIs present.Replaceair cleanerparts,if verydirty.
****ChangemoreoRenunderdustyconditions,
**A hand-type
greasegunisrecommended
whengreasingyour
unit. High-pressure
typegreasegunscouldcausedamageto
fittings/seals.
Lubrication
Chart
ITEM
EngineCrankcase
LUBRICATION
INTERVAL
LUBRICATIONTYPE
First2 hours
Change 0il
25 hours (more often in
dustyconditions)
ChangeOil
(LobdcaUon Intervals Vary
with Operating Conditions
and Typeof Oil Used)
FrontWheel Bearings
50 hours
Grease(1-3 Strokes)
Control Linkages/Pivots
25 hours
LightOil (A few drops)
* A hand-type grease gun is recommended.
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Oil and grease the mower
according to the recommendations listed in the Lubrication Chart.
• Stop engine, wait for all
parts to stop moving, and
disconnect spark plug
wire before performing
any lubrication procedures.
• The transmission has been
factory sealed and requires
no lubrication. If a leak
should develop, contact your
local Sears Service Center.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS 3. Clean area around dipstick (Z,
The warranty on this equipment
does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the operator
must maintain the equipment as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be
made periodically to properly
maintain your equipment.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should be checked.at least
once each season.
Figure 5-1) to prevent dirt from entering oil fill hole.
4. Remove dipstick. Oil level must
be between "ADD" and =FULL"
marks. Do not exceed "FULL"
mark on dipstick.
5. To add oil, pour slowly into dipstick opening. While adding,
check oil level frequently by securely replacing dipstick and removing to read oil level. Wipe dipstick clean each time oil level is
checked.
Keep the air filters clean and
change the spark plug once a
year. A clean air filter system and
a new spark plug will help your
engine run better and last longer.
6. After tiltingto "FULL" ;'hark, securely replace dipstick.
BeforeEachUse
Change oil after the first 2 operating hours and every 25 operating
hours thereafter. Change oil while
engine is still warm from recent
operation. Warm oil flows more
freely and carries away more
impurities.
• Check engine oil level.
• Check all hardware for
tightness.
• Check that all guards and
shields are in place and properly
secured.
MOTOROIL
• Only use high quality detergent
oil rated with API service classification SF, SG or SH. Select the
oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected bperating
temperature. Above 32OF, use
SAE 30; below 32OF, use 5W30.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve
starting in cold weather, these oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32OF.
Check engine oil more frequently
to avoid possible engine damage
from running low on oil.
CheckingOil Level
Engine oil level must be between
"ADD" and "FULL" marks on dipstick at all times. Check before
each use and every 5 operating
hours.
1. Park machine on level ground.
2. Stop engine, wait for parts to
stop moving, and:disconnect
spark plug wire. ; _
Figure 5-1
Changing0il
1. Stop engine, wait for parts to
stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
Figure 5-2: Off drain.
2. Remove dipstick (Z, Figure 5-1).
3. Remove protective cap (A, Figure 5-2) to expose oil drain port
(B).
4. Push oil drain hose (D) (included in hardware bag with unit) onto
oil drain port. Route other end of
hose to an appropriate oil collection receptacle.
5. Twist oil drain fixture (C) to the
open position, Pull out. Drain oil
completely.
6. Push in and twist oil drain fixture
to the closed position. Remove
drain hose. Replace protective cap
(A).
7. Refill engine with fresh oil and
securely replace dipstick.
NOTE: Please dispose of all waste
materials in an ecologically responsible manner, Use proper
waste material storage containers.
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ENGINECLEANING
* Stop engine, wait forparts to
stop moving, disconnect spark
plug wire, and allow engine to
cool before inspecting or cleaning engine.
• Daily or more often, before running engine, remove grass and
chaff from recoil finger guard or
rotating screen to prevent engine
damage caused by overheating.
Also keep cooling vanes, governor
linkage, springs and controls free
of debris.
• Daily or more often, before running engine, clean muffler area
(be sure muffler is cool) to remove
all grass and combustible debris.
If engine is equipped with a spark
arrestor screen, remove assembly
every 50 hours for cleaning and
• inspection. Replace if damaged.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TiP: Before tipping mower, install a
small plastic sandwich style bag
under the gas cap and tighten securely. This will virtually eliminate
any fuel weepage from the cap.
Be sure-to remove the p/astic bag
before re-using mower.
AIR CLEANERSERVICE
Improper air cleaner maintenance
can cause engine damage.
SERVICE SCHEDULE:
Foam Filter (A, Fig. 5-3): Wash
and re-oil every 3 months or every
25 operating hours. Clean and reoil daily if used in extremely dusty
conditions.
A
Paper or Foam/Screen Filters
(B, Fig. 5-3): DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO CLEAN OR OIL FILTER.
Replace once a year or every 100
operating hours, more often if used
in extremely dusty conditions.
DO NOT RUN ENGINE WITHOUT
COMPLETE AIR CLEANER INSTALLED ON ENGINE.
A. To Service FoamAir Filter (A,
Figure5-3)
B
Figure 5-3
7. Install new Filter (B) and new
nuts. Tighten nuts finger tight and
then turn one (1) more complete
turn.
1. Wash in water and detergent
solution and squeeze (don't twist)
until all dirt is removed.
8. Slide foam filter over paper
filter.
2. Rinse thoroughly in clear water.
9. Install cover and wing nuts.
Tighten wing nuts.
3. Wrap in a clean cloth and
squeeze (don't twist) until completely dry.
4. Saturate with engine oil and
squeeze (don't twist) to distribute
oil and remove excess oil.
A. ToRemove and Install Filters
(Figure5-3)
1. Stop engine, wait for parts to
stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
TIPPINGMOWERFORSERVICE
When servicing the underside of
the mower for any reason, the
mower should only be tipped
backward on its rear wheels (and
securely propped up to prevent it
from failing). Tipping the mower
forward or to either side could result in damage to engine.
2. Remove wing nuts and cover.
3. Slide Filter (A) off Filter (B).
4. Inspect filter(s) for discoloration
or dirt accumulation. If either is
present, service as described in
Service Schedule above.
5. Remove nuts and Filter (B)o Discard Filter (B) and nuts (if service
is necessary).
WARNING
Before servicingundersideof
mower, stop engine, wait for
all pads to stop moving, and
disconnect spark plug wire.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal
injury or propertydamage.
6. Clean inside of cover-and body
thoroughly.
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CLEANINGUNDERSIDEOF
MOWERDECK
Frequently check, and clean if
necessary, the underside of the
mower deck. Grass build-up in
this area can affect the cutting
performance. Before inspecting or
cleaning, make sure that the engine is shut off and the spark plug
wire is disconnected from the
spark plug.
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WARNING
Mower blades are sharp.
When working near blades,
wear heavy leather gloves or
wrap blades in thick rags to
protect yourself from the
sharpedges.
Inspection/Cleaningof Mower
Deck
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Tip mower on rear wheels by
following instructions"-ripping
Mower For Service" on this page.
3. Use a plastic or metal scraper
to remove grass build-up from
deck or blades. If needed, spray
with a garden hose.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
SPARKPLUG
BELTCOVERREMOVAL
Inspect the spark plug (Figure 5-4)
after every 100 hours of operation.
Be sure the gap is set at .030". Do
not reuse plug if it is severely worn
or damaged.
The belt cover must be removed
to perform several maintenance
procedures.
To Remove Belt Cover
Best results are obtained with a
new plug. See engine owner's
manual to determine proper replacement plug. Use of incorrect
plug can cause engine damage.
NOTE: Do not clean spark plug in
machines which use abrasive grit.
Clean spark plug by scraping or
wire brushing, or washing with a
commercial solvent.
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Remove four screws (R, Figure
5-5) and remove cover.
To Reinstall Belt Cover
1. Position belt cover in place.
2. Secure with four screws removed earlier.
BLADESPINDLEBELT
REPLACEMENT
Follow this procedure to remove
and replace the blade spindle
drive belt (remove blade drive belt
first; see "Blade Drive Belt
Replacement").
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Remove belt cover (see "Belt
Cover Removar_.
3. Align sight holes (O, Figure
5-6) in pulley with spindle housingto-mower deck mounting bolts (L).
4. Loosen screw (J) and rotate
arm (K) to the rear.
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belt cover installed. Failure
to follow this instruction
WARNING
could result in personalinjury
or propertydamage.
.030"FeelerGauge
5. Loosen four mounting bolts (L)
securing spindle housing (beneath
mower deck) to mower deck.
6. Slide spindle housing (with pulley attached) toward center.
7. Replace belt (N) with new belt.
.IMPORTANT: Set blades perpendicular (90°) to each other.
8. Rotate arm (K) to move spindle
housing and apply tension to belt.
Belt cogs and pulley groovesmust
mesh together. When applying
moderate finger tension (8-12
Ibs.), belt should deflect approximately 1/2" (12.7 mm) at (P), midpoint of deck.
Figure 5.4: Spark plug.
CARBURETOR
The carburetor is adjusted at the
factory. It should not need to be
reset. If black exhaust is noted,
check the air cleaner first. An
over-rich mixture is usually caused
by a poorly serviced or clogged air
cleaner element, not an improperly
adjusted carburetor. If readjustment is necessary, contact your
Sears Service Center.
9. Tighten bolts (L) to 15 ft.-Ibs.
(20.3 Nm). Tighten screw (J).
10. Blades must not contact deck.
Check and readjust as needed.
Figure 5-5: Belt cover removal
11. Reinstall blade drive belt and
belt cover, removed earlier).
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.Figure 5-6: Blade Spindle Bell
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BLADEDRIVEBELT
REPLACEMENT
6. Remove belt (A, Figure 5-8)
from around sheaves.
Follow this procedure to remove
and replace the blade drive belt.
An assistant will be needed.
ToInstall Belt
To Remove Belt
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Disengage blade drive control
(Figure 5-7) by releasing all controls on the mower.
3. Remove belt cover (see "Belt
Cover Removal").
4. Loosen belt guides (B and C,
Figure 5-8).
5. Move flap bracket (N, Figure
5-8) out of the way by loosening
two screws (M).
1. Route belt (A, Figure 5-8)
around sheaves as shown.
2. Have an assistant hold down
Operator Presence Control and
then push the Blade Drive Control
forward untilit latches in place
(Figure 5-7).
3. With the Blade Drive Control
lever engaged, adjust and tighten
belt guide (B) to 1/32 - 1/16" away
from tensioned belt. (Be sure that
belt does not contact belt guide
when belt is under tension.) Secure belt guide (C) rotated into position as shown in Figure 5-8.
BLADEBRAKEREPLACEMENT
Follow this procedure to install a
new blade brake.
To Remove Blade Brake
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Remove belt cover as described
in "Belt Cover Removal" instructions.
3. Remove hardware (G, Figure
5-8) securing blade brake (H).
4. Remove old brake (H) from idler
arm (I).
To Install Brake
1. Position new brake (H) in place
on idler arm (I).
2. Center brake in sheave groove
and secure brake (H) with hardware (G) removed earlier.
3. Reinstall belt cover securely.
4. Test operation of blade brake
(see "Blade Brake Control Test" on
Page 22).
Figure 5-8: Blade drive.
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4. Disengage Blade Drive Control.
5. Re-tighten two screws (M, Figure 5-8) that secure flap bracket
(N).
6. Reinstall belt cover securely.
Blade Drive Disengaged
\
Blade Drive Engaged
\,,,
RIGHT VIEW
Figure 5-7: Blade Drive Control
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BLADEDRIVEBELT
ADJUSTMENT
If the blade drive belt is slipping
due to lack of belt tension, follow
the steps below.
-<--Adjustidlerin direction
ofarrowtotighten
belt
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, an d disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Remove belt cover as described
in "Belt Cover Removal" instructions.
3. With mower on level ground,
adjust blade cutting height at
about 3" (measure fro.m ground to
flat portion of blade).=
Figure 5-9: Blade drive adjustment.
4. With the Blade Drive Control
(Figure 5-7) in the disengaged
position, set a gap of 1/8" between
the spring (F, Figure 5-9) and flat
washer (E) by adjusting the nut
(D).
5. Reinstall the belt cover
securely.
6. Test the operation of the blade
brake (see "Blade Brake Control
Test").
7. If the drive belt slips during operation, it may be necessary to relocate idler (J, Figure 5-9) in the
slot provided in the mounting
bracket. With the engine
stopped and the spa.rk plug
wire disconnected, loosen the
hardware on the idler (J) and slide
it forward to take up slack in the
belt.
8. Engage the blade drive and
measure the distance (X, Figure
5-8) between the centers of pulleys (K) and (L). The distance
should be 5-1/2 to 5-5/8". After
obtai0ing the correct dimension,
reinstall the belt cover securely
and test the operation of the blade
brake.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BLADEDRIVECONTROLLEVER
ADJUSTMENT
Make th_ following adjustment if
the Blade Ddve Control lever releases dudng operation. _
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Engage the Operator Presence
Control and the Blade Drive Control. Without releasing the controls,
look inside the cutout at the roar of
the frame and make sure the Operator Presence Control latches (A
and B, Fig. 5-10) are fully engaged
at point (C). If they are not fully engaged, improper operation or premature wear could result. To adjust, loosen hex nut (D) and shorten length of control rod (E). To
avoid over-adjusting, turn rod only
1 to 2 turns per adjustment.
WHEELDRIVEBELTREPLACEMENT
Follow this procedure to replace
the wheel ddve belt.
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Release all mower controls.
3. Remove belt cover as described
in "Belt Cover Removal" instructions.
4. Locate wheel drive belt (O, Figure 5-11) and remove it from top
sheave of engine sheave, backsided idlers (P and Q) and transmission sheave (R).
5. Install new belt shown in
Figure 5-11. Belt must be installed "inside out"'V' side of belt
lies against engine sheave only.
Rat side of belt lies against transmission sheave (R) and back-sided idlers (P and Q).
6. Make sure belt is inside belt
guide (S, Figure 5-11).
7. Reinstall belt cover securely.
8. An adjustment to the drive belt
may be necessary. See "Wheel
Drive Belt Adjustment" on the next
page.
C
E
A
3. Tighten hex nut securely after
adjusting control rod.
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B
4. Test by releasing the Operator
Presence Control. If properly adjusted, the Blade Drive Control will
disengage when the Operator
Presence Control is released. Readjust as necessary by repeating
Steps 2 and 3.
Figure 5-10: Blade Drive Control Lever adjustmenL
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WHEELDRIVEBELT
ADJUSTMENT
The wheel drive belt requires an
adjustment if loss of drive belt tension (slippage) occurs. This is
most noticeable when more traction is required (such as going up
slopes).
ToTestWheel Traction
1. Park machine on a paved (concrete, etc.) surface with front edge
up against a sturdy wall, fence,
etc.
2. Put Gear Select Lever in No. 1
E
setting.
IMPORTANT: Do not park against
a painted or sided wall. Testing
the wheel drive system requires
machine to be forcibly pushed
against wall. Damage to paint or
siding could result.
3. With engine running, and machine placed firmly up against
wall, hold down Operator Presence Control and fully engage
wheel drive by squeezing Wheel
Drive Control until it contacts
handlebar.
4. Wheels should slip on paved
surface. If they do not, an adjustment is required.
ToAdjustWheel Drive Belt
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Remove cotter pin (A, Figure
5-12A) from upper end of Wheel
Drive Control rod. Slide red out of
lever assembly.
3. Loosen jam nut (D, Figure
5-12).
B
Figure 5-12: Wheel drive belt adjustment.
4. Thread red (E, Figure 5-12) one
or two turns clockwise for more
tension or counterclockwise for
less tension.
5. Insert rod back into hole in
Wheel Drive Control lever and install cotter pin. Bend ends of cotter pin to secure.
6. Retest wheel traction. Repeat
adjustment procedure, if necessary. Most comfortable operation
will be obtained when the adjustment allows the lever to just make
contact with the handgrip as sufficient wheel traction is achieved.
When adjustment is complete,
tighten jam nut (D) firmly against
block (B).
30"
A
Figure 5-12.4
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WHEELBRAKEADJUSTMENT
This adjustment may be required if
the m.achine does not hold on a
hill with the Operator Presence
Control disengaged, or if the brake
drags with the Operator Presence
Control engaged and the transmission in neutral.
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Disengage (release) the Operator Presence Control (M, Figure
5-13).
3. Slowly adjust at nut (O), if necessary, until the distance between
the back of brake arm (N) and
bracket (P) is 3/8"-5/16". Use
small adjustments (1/4 turn maximum). NOTE: It may be necessary to relieve spring tension when
decreasing distance. To do so,
have an assistant engage the Operator Presence Control while you
adjust the nut.
3/8_*
5/16"
Figure 5-13: Wheel brake adjustment.
TRANSMISSIONNEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
Follow this procedure to adjust
neutral on the transmission.
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Rotate shift rod (I, Figures 5-14
and 5-15) clockwise until it stops
in the neutral (N) position (from
forward gear positions).
3. Hold down Operator Presence
Control (M, Figure 5-13) and push
unit forward and backward. Unit
should move freely. If not, continue with Step 4.
4. Remove cotter pin securing shift
link (P, Figure 5-15) to shift rod (I).
5. Move shift arm (X) back and
forth as necessary into each detent until transmission is in neutral.
NOTE: Moving shift arm (X) clockwise all the way to the left, and
then one notch back counterclockwise, should put transmission
Detentfor Neutral
Position
J
Figure 5-14: Gear Select Lever in neutral (IV)position.
into neutral. When transmission is
in neutral, unit will move freely
when pushed while holding the
Operator Presence Control lever
down. If transmission is NOT in
neutral, there will be a slight drag
on the wheels when pushing unit.
NOTE: Shift rod (I) must be held
in the neutral position (see Figure
5-14) while shift link (P) is
adjusted.
6. When shift arm (X) is in neutral
position, rotate shift link (P) until
hooked end fits back into hole in
bottom end of shift rod (I).
8. Re-check neutral by pushing
unit back and forth and shifting
lever (I) from re,,_emeto neutral. A
small fine-tune adjustment may be
required.
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7. Secure shift link (P) into shift
rod (I) with cotter pin removed
earlier.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
MOWERBLADES
I
Examine mower blades before operation. For efficient mowing, cutting edges of blades should always be kept sharp. Check for
blade wear or damage. See Fig- "
ure 5-16. Replace a severely worn
or damaged blade with a new one.
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WARNING
Mower bladesare sharp.
• When workingnear blades,
wear heavy leather gloves or
wrap blades in thick rags to
protect yourself from the
sharp edges.
Figure 5-15: Transmission neutral (IV) adjustment.
• Wear eye protection when
sharpeningblades,
To InspectBlades
1. Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect
spark plug wire.
2. Tip mower on rear wheels by
following instructions "Tipping
Mower For Service" in this Section
of Manual.
To Remove Blade
Remove bolt (Figure 5-18) and
washer(s). Remove mower blade.
Replaceif separation
beginst_oform.
BladeSharpening
Grind or file the same amount
from each blade end to maintain
blade balance. An unbalanced
mower blade produces excessive
• vibration and may damage spindle
bearings. Sharpen cutting edge
• straight across, parallel to rear
edge of mower blade. See Figure
5-16. After sharpening, blade balance must be checked.
__l-S/S./4
cm
SharpenedBlade
Sharpen blade cutting edgestraight
across, parallel to blade trai/ing edge.
Figure 5-16: Blade Inspection.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
Blade Installation
t
Blades must be installed perpendicular to each other (see Figure
5-17).
FRONT
Install mower blade as shown in
Figure 5-18 with flat side down.
Install washer on bolt. Tighten
bolts to a torque value of 35 ft.
Ibs. (47 Nm).
NOTE: If top bolt is removed, reinstall using LOCTITE #242
thread sealant.
Figure 5-17
Torqueto
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Mower Blade
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BoltH
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Figure 5-18: Blade
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spindle.
Torqueto
Ft. Lbs.
STORAGE
OFF-SEASONSTORAGE
WARNING
• Stop engine, wait for all parts
to stop moving, and disconnect spark plug wire before
performing any storage procedures. Review the "Maintenance and Storage" safety
rules in the Safety section of
this Manual
Neverstore machine with fuel
in the fuel tank inside a building where fumes may reach
an open flame or spark, or
where ignition sources are
presentsuch as hot water and
space heaters, furnaces,
clothes dryers, stoves, electric motors, etc.
MOWER:
• Inspect all parts for damage,
breakage, and wear. Tighten or
replace fasteners. Contact your
Sears Service Center for replacement parts.
• Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities section.
• Clean the exterior of the mower
thoroughly and touch up all
chipped or scratched surfaces to
prevent rust from forming.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the
formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL:
ENGINE:
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT
TO 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
OFAClDS DURING STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE
FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE
WHILE IN STORAGE.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and
replace with clean engine oil See
"ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities Section of this
manual.
CYLINDER:
• Remove spark plug.
• Pour one ounce of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
• Pull starter handle slowly a few
times to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it mn 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.
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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.
• 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
wi(I cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER
MOWER WHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUSTAREAS ARE STILL
WARM.
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING
Before inspecting, cleaning
or servicing the machine,
shut off engine, make sure
that all moving parts have
come to a complete stop,
and disconnect spark plug
wire.
Symptom
Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal
injury or propertydamage.
Troubleshooting
Chart
Possiblecause
nginomalfunction.
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mproperlyadjusted drivelinkage.
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_)irtyenginecoolingfins or flywheelscreen.
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:aultysparkplug.
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-mpty fuel tank.
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3artery or chargingmalfunction(if applicable).
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tmproper oil level.
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Dirtyair cleanerelement.
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Improperlyadjustedchoke(if applicable).
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Improperly adjusted drivelinkage.
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Broken,loose orworn belt(s).
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Dull blade(s).
Throttle controlout of adjustment.
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:aultyignition.
Lmproperlyadjusted or dirtycarburetor.
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Blade/brake system out of adjustment.
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Blade(s)out of balance.
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Loose hardware.
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OPERATING AND SAFETY DECALS
SAFETYDECALS
Make certain all safety decals on this equipment are kept clean and in good condition. The decals are shown (at
reduced sizes) below. If you need a replacement decal, please refer to the Repair Parts section of this manual.
On top, rear of engine platform
DANGER
_kCAUTION
On left side of
mower deck
Beneathbelt/pulley
cover
On Control Panel
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CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS
HANDLEBARAND CONSOLEASSEMBLY
114
111
116
II
i 113
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118
_114
117
143
Ref.
11
16
17
19
33
43
68
72
78
80
84
92
96
110
111
112
113
114
115
Part
1186393
1185147
1721252
1107382
1186389
1702646
1769888
1773607
1769872
1769874
1186308
1703051
1185279
1186329
1770445001
1768452
1915793
1734398
1764922001
Description
Qty.
Ref.
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117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
130
131
142
143
172
301
FlangeLocknut,
3/8-16........................... 1
CotterPin,3/32x 5/8............................. 2
J-Clip......................................................
1
FlatWasher,5/16....................................4
FlangeLocknut,
1/4-20........................... 2
FlatWasher,1/2......................................1
UpperBladeRod....................................1
UpperTransmission
Rod........................ 1
UpperBrakeRod....................................1
ShiftRod................................................1
FlangeLockScrew,1/4-20 x 1/2 ........... 2
ShoulderBolt.........................................1
RollPin,1/4x 2-1/4...............................1
FlangeLockScrew,5/16x 3/4 ............... 4
ControlHandle.......................................1
Operator
Presence
ControlDecal........... 1
Screw,1/4-20x 1-3/4- Grade8 ............ 5
Locknut,
1/4-20.....................................5
LeftHandlebar
........................................1
37
Part
1703539
1773605001
1717897
1915927
1737118
1737041
1715716
1721492
1107385
1768633
1915931
1764984
1768223
1735531
1764923001
1724491
1915935
Description
110
Qty.
HandleGrip............................................ 2
ControlHandle....................................... 1
HairPin,5/64......................................... 1
ThrottleControl
...................................... 1
Knob.......................................................1
HandleGrip............................................1
NylonBushing
........................................ 1
Compression
Spring
............................... 1
FlatWasher,1/2...................................... 1
WarningDecal....................................... 1
LogoDecal.............................................1
HandleGrip............................................ 1
MowerEngage
Lever.............................. 1
Plastictie ...............................................5
RightHandlebar
..................................... 1
Screw,5/16-18x 3/4"............................. 1
Console
Assembly
(incL Ref.125) ........ 1
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVEASSEMBLY
_50
o
_65
303
38
305
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVEASSEMBLY
Ref.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
36
39
41
42
43
44
48
49
50
51
53
54
55
56
57
•
*
NR
N/]
Part
*
1769904
1100243
1915933
1773599
1915475
1766326
1768865
1909371
1186393
1727379
1769870
1769869001
1769885
1185147
1890234
1107382
1711864
1763219
1715538
1748393
1764920
1756151
1107383
1715685
1733398
1915831
1100086
1186389
1100243
1186347
1769881
1769877
1702646
1770361
1725264
1186258
1185388
1708012
1701447
1769781
1104436
1732499
Description
Qty.
Ref.
Engine,
8 HP..........................................1
EnginePulley.........................................1
LockWasher,3/8.................................... 1
Bolt,3/8-24x 1-3/4- Grade8 ................ 1
Washer,
Nylon........................................1
WarningDecal.......................................1
OilValveCap..........................................1
OilValve(Incl.Ref.8) ............................ 1
Oil DrainHose........................................1
FlangeLocknut,
3/8-16........................... 5
Pop Rivet,3/16 ......................................4
Flap........................................................
1
FlapBracket
............................................1
LowerTransmission
Rod........................ 1
CotterPin,3/32x 5/8............................. 8
FlatWasher,
1/2......................................1
FlatWasher,
5/16....................................5
CompressionSpring............................... 1
ShoulderBolt.........................................1
Nyliner,1/2.............................................2
CarriageBolt,3/8-16x 1-3/4.................. 1
IdlerArm ..............................................1
IdlerPulley.............................................2
FiatWasher,3/8......................................3
PlasticGrip.............................................1
TopLocknut,3/8-16............................... 1
Lift CrankAssembly............................... 1
Bolt,3/8-16x 1-3/4................................ 1
FlangeLockout,1/4-20........................... 4
LockWasher,3/8....................................1
FlangeLockScrew,3/8-16x 1 ............... 4
Interlock
Cam.........................................1
LowerBrakeRod....................................1
Washer,Flat1/2......................................3
Interlock
Latch.......................................1
SwivelBlock
...........................................2
JamNut,5/16-18...................................2
RetainingRing........................................2
FlatWasher............................................4
SpecialWasher....................................
NR
SquareKey,3/16x 2-1/2........................ 2
Transmission
Assembly(Model915-029) 1
WoodruffKey,3/16x 3/4 ....................... 1
TopLockout,5/16-18............................. 4
Seepartsbreakdown
in thisSection.
Asrequired.
Itemnotincludedwith unit;orderseparately.
39
Part
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
75
76
78
79
80
81
83
84
85
87
90
91
102
159
167
169
168
170
171
172
177
302
1770247
1770326
1118808
1107381
1100002
1186391
1110108
1100241
1100043
1769888
1768140
1767837
1768628
1769873
1768624
1768636
1769872
1111609
1769874
1769875
1768630001
1186308
1769852023
1770334
1768194
1762042
1186229
1769038
1769882
1100350
1769878
1187961
1730851
1724491
1740496
1915936
303
304
305
400
403
---
1768180
1756444
1718086
97092
1768818
1905122
Description
Qty.
LowerBladeRod.................................... 1
Transaxle
Pulley .................................... 1
Retaining
Ring........................................ 1
FlatWasher,1/4...................................... 3
Screw,1/4-28x 3/4................................ 1
FlangeLockout,
5/16-18......................... 1
Locknut,
3/8-16...................................... 1
LockWasher,1/4.................................... 1
Screw,318x 1:1/4.................................. 1
UpperBladeRod.................................... 1
Transmission
Arm.................................. 1
BallJoint.......:........................................ 1
Shift LinkRod:........................................ 1
UpperTransmission
Rod........................ 1
SpringAttachment
Rod.......................... 1
Extension
Spring.................................... 1
UpperBrakeRod.................................... 1
Screw,5/16-18x 2-3/4........................... 2
Shift Rod................................................1
ClutchArm Pivot.................................... 1
Shift RodBracket................................... 1
FlangeLockScrew,1/4-20 x 1/2...._...... 2
Backplate
...............................................1
V-Belt.....................................................1
ThreadFormingScrew,3/8-16 x 1-1/2_ 1
ThreadFormingScrew,3/8-16 x 1 ........ 3
HexNut,1/4-20...................................... 1
EyeBolt..................................................2
PivotShaftAssembly............................. 1
CotterPin...............................................3
8rakeArm ..............................................1
DrivePin,5/32 x 1.................................. 1
ClevisPin,1/2x 1-1/4............................ 1
Screw,5/16-18x 3/4.............................. 2
FlangeScrew,5/16-18x 3/4................... 2
FrameWeldmentAss'y
(Incl. Ref.7) ...................
..................... 1
WheelRim..............................................2
Tire.........................................................2
ValveStem.............................................2
Loctite242,0.02oz. Tube......................N/I
Washer-flat.............................................1
Owner'sManual...................................... 1
CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS
FRONTFRAMEASSEMBLY
7110
]
I
149
402 BlackSprayPaintCan,13oz.
313
I
151
11
104
\
316
317
\
I
I
_110
310 73
30
40
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
FRONTFRAMEASSEMBLY
Ref.
11
16
28
30
31
47
53
58
73
94
95
97
100
101
103
104
105
106
108
N/I
Part
1186393
1185147
1107383
1733398
1769895
1100349
1701447
1770247
1185506
1768231
1769521001
1769889
1769344
1769007
1185498
1764996023
1185873
1100352
1743891
Description
Qty.
Ref.
110
149
151
158
159
165
174
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
402
FlangeLocknut,3/8-16........................... 9
CotterPin,3/32x 5/8............................. 2
FlatWasher,3/8......................................6
Locknut,3/8-16......................................2
Lift Crank................................................1
CotterPin...............................................1
SpecialWasher.......................................4
LowerBladeRod.................................... 1
FlangeLockout,3/8-16........................... 5
Pivot Block
.............................................1
LevelerBar.............................................1
CuttingHeightDecal............................... 1
TapScrew,#8 x 3/8................................ 8
CompressionSpring............................... 1
SpeedNut,5/16-18 ............................... 2
BeltGuard..............................................1
SpeedNut,5/16-18 ............................... 2
CotterPin...............................................4
GageWheel............................................2
Itemnotincluded
withunit; orderseparately.
41
Part
1186329
1915930
1915937
1769767
1769038
1754125
1770355
1769903001
1185469
1107386
1770248001
1768477001
1764140
1769743001
1185976
1185759
1769899001
1186347
1735222
Description
Qty.
FlangeLock Screw,5/16x 3/4 ............... 2
LogoDecal.............................................1
33"CombinationDeckDecal.................. 1
V-Belt.._..................................................
1
EyeBolt..................................................1
ShoulderBolt .........................................5
ToplockNut............................................1
RearLiftAssembly
................................. 1
RollPin,1/4 x 1...................................... 2
FlatWasher,5/8...................................... 1
FrontLift Assembly
................................ 1
Spindle.Assembly
................................... 2
FlangeBearing........................................4
GageSupport.........................................1
GreaseFitting.........................................2
DrivePin,1/4 x 3.................................... 2
MowerSupport...................................... 2
WhizlockScrew,3/8-16x 1.................... 4
BlackSprayPaintCan,13 Oz................ N/I
CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS
MOWERDECKASSEMBLY
LOCTITEINTO PLACE
TORQUETO
35 FT. LBS,
28
37
52
158
I
2_
4 _
320
2_
I
11
400 LOCTITE
242,0.02 OZ.TUBE
401 BLACK
SPRAYPAINTCAN,13 OZ.
8
10
I
TORQUE
TO
35 FT. LBS.
318
_9
42
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
MOWERDECKASSEMBLY
Ref.
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
N/I
Part
Description
Qty.
Ref.
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
48
50
51
52
1185574
BallBearing
............................................4
1746869
Spacer....................................................2
1915280
MowerSpindle
.......................................2
1765029
BladeSpacer.......................................... 2
1766061
RightSpindleShaft ............................... t
1768169
LeftSpindleShaft(long)........................ 1
1765196
Screw,7/16-14x 1 ................................ 2
BelleviIle
Washer.................................... 2
1765197
1910917
Blade,33"Mulching
................................ 2
1185649
Retaining
Ring........................................ 2
1771081
FlatHeadScrew,#10-24x 1-1/4........... 2
1771083
BrakePad...............................................1
1185985
NylonLocknut,#10-24 .......................... 2
1773600
ToothedDriveBelt....................
i............ 1
1768435
CautionDecal........................................ 1
1774220
CoggedPulley,56T................................ 2
1769362
DrivePulley............................................1
1736484
FlatWasher,7/16.................................... 2
1100244
LockWasher,7/16.................................. 2
1773523
FlangeLockScrew,5/16-18x 1 ............. 8
1764140
FlangeBushing
.......................................2
1701055
FlatWasher............................................2
1762794
IdlerPulley.............................................1
1100062
HexHeadCapscrew,3/8-16x 2-1/2....... 2
1911054
AdapterTrim...........................................1
IdlerArm................................................1
1770803
1186059
PopRivet...............................................2
1911021001 BeltTension
Adjustment
Bracket........... 1
1749911
IdlerPulley.............................................1
1766787
SpecialThrustWasher........................... 2
1720717
BeltGuide
...............................................1
1756595
Extension
Spring.................................... 1
1186231
Nut,3/8-16.............................................2
1732499
Locknut,
5/16-18.................................... 1
1723996
PulleySpacer.........................................1
1739687
DangerDecal..........................................1
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
6O
158
318
319
320
400
401
Itemnotincluded
withunit;orderseparately.
43
Part
Description
Qty.
1768818
FlatWasher,3/8x 3/4............................
_ 7
1100243
LockWasher,
3/8....................................1
1701447
FlatWasher......................
L.................... 2
1764135
BeltGuide.............i................................. 1
1769397
Screw,7/16-14x 1-1/4.......................... 2
1113527
RetainingRing........................................1
1768451
WarningDecal........................................1
1185715
PyramidWasher,3/8.............................. 1
1771925
TriplaskScrew,1/4-20x 5/8................... 8
177.1922001 SprocketPlate........................................2
1773642
MulcherCover,Fold-UpStyle
(Incl. Ref.28 and30) ......................... 1
1727342
Cap........................................................
_ 2
1910931
DischargeChute.....................................1
19i=0948001 WeldmentDoubler................................. 2
1910951001 Bracket,ChuteHinge
.............................. 1
1910971
Spring,DischargeChute
......................... 1
1910972
Pin, DischargeChute.............................. 1
1740496
Screw,Thread-Forming
...........................8
1186098
Bolt,Carriage,
3/8-18x 3/4.................... 1
1769767
V-Belt.....................................................
1
1773595
MulchingBladeKit
(Incl. Refs.9,10 and11).................... 1
1773587
MowerDeckAssembly
(Incl.Refs.18,39 &47)...................... 1
1769048
MowerSpindleAssembly
(Incl.Refs.2, 3, 4 & 5)........................ 2
97092
Loctite242,0.02oz.Tube......................Nil
1735222
BlackSprayPaintCan,13 oz................. N/I
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
Transaxle
Assembly
lO
rJS
/
9
/
181
61
/
77
64
11
13
/
31
54
65A
/
37
/
3
4O
445
43
44
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
TRANSAXLEASSEMBLY
Ref.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
20
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
38
39
Part
772113
780086
770110
776300
778281
778122A
792160
784373
784365
778261
778262
778221
778068
778260
786150
786139
786147
792077
792079
788061
792073
792125
792035
788040
780072
780108
780001
792001
788076
780159
790071
790007
799021
786026
Description
Qty.
TransaxleCover................................
NeedleBearing................................
TransaxleCase ................................
Countershaft ...................................
Spur Gear (16 teeth) ........................
Spur Gear (22 teeth) ........................
Shift Key .........................................
Shift Collar ......................................
Shift Rod & Fork .............................
Bevel Gear & Bearing (Incl. 174) .....
Bevel Pinion (14 teeth) .....................
BevelGear (16 teeth) .....................
Differential Pinion .........................
Ring Gear ........................................
BearingStrip ..................................
Drive Pin .........................................
Neutral Spacer ................................
BaTI,5/16" dia.................................
Spring .............................................
Seal Ring .........................................
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4". ...................
Retaining Ring ................................
Retaining Ring ................................
Retaining Ring. ...............................
Washer ............................................
Washer ............................................
Washer ............................................
"0" Ring ..........................................
"0" Ring ..........................................
Bushing ...........................................
Brake Disk .......................................
Brake Pad Plate ...............................
Brake Pad (pkg. o12) ......................
Dowel Pin ........................................
Ref.
40
41
42
43
44
46
47"
48
49
50"
61:
54
56
57
58
61
63
64
65
65A
66
67
69
71
76
77
79
80
90
150
161174
175
1
2
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
17
4
1
1
6
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
45
Part
792076A
790045
792073
792075
790025
786086
774747
774888
778123A
778122A
778273
778263
778127A
778128A
778129A
778265
786158
786072
780162
780160
776299
776352
780161
788069
780090
788078A
792144
790063A
7880679
510334
776302
780085
780145
Description
Qty.
Washer ............................................
BrakeLever .....................................
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4". ...................
Loeknut, 5/16-24 ............................
Brake Pad Holder ............................
Brake LeverBracket ........................
Axle (16-1/4" long) .........................
Axle (11" long) ................................
Spur Gear (25 teeth) ........................
Spur Gear (22 teeth) ..........;...........
Spur Gear(19 teeth) .......................
Spur Gear(11 teeth) .......................
Spur Gear(25 teeth) .......................
Spur Gear (28 teeth) ......................
Spur Gear(30 teeth) .......................
Spur Gear(34 teeth) .......................
Spacer..............................................
Output Shaft Spacer.........................
Washer .......................................: ....
Washer ............................................
Input Shaft ......................................
Shifter & BrakeShaft ......................
Washer ............................................
SquareCut Ring ..............................
Washer ............................................
Inverted Retaining Ring (pkg. of 2).
Spring .............................................
Brake Bracket ..................................
Grease Specification .......................
GasketEliminator (Loctite #515) .....
ReverseIdler ...................................
NeedleBearing ...............................
Washer.............................................
1
1
2
1
_1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
Craftsman4-Cycle,8HP Engine(Model 143.988000)
.25O
234
238
325
• 210
_211
18
4
277
°l
51
/
46
178
38O
CRAFTSMAN
8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
Craftsman4-Cycle,8HPEngine(Model143.988000)
EngineAssembly
Ref #
1
2
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
25
26
28
30
31
36
36
37
38
40
40
41
41
42
42
43
45
47
48
50
51
52
60
66
66
69
70
72
75
80
81
82
83
84
86
88
89
90
92
93
100
101
102
103
110
Part #
35745
27652
28277
35082
32651
29916
651028
34043
35319
36460
650561
30322
357468
35327
29826
29918
29216
29642
40011
40012
Description
Qty Ref #
Cylinder
(Incl.2 &20)
1
Dowel
Pin
2
Washer
2
Governor
Rod
1
Governor
Lever
1
Governor
LeverClamp
1
Screw,
Torx
T-15,8-32x 3/8' 1
Extension
Spring
1
0ilSeal
1
Blower
Housing
Baffle
1
Screw,
1/4-20x5/8"
2
LockHut,8-32
1
Crankshaft
1
Counterbalance
Gear
1
Screw,
10-32x 3/4
1
LockWasher
1
LockNut,10-32
1
Retaining
Ring
1
Piston,
Pin& Ring
Set(Std.) 1
Piston,
Pin& Ring
Set
(010"0S)
1
40009 Piston
& PinAss'y.
(Std.)(Incl.
43)
1
40010 Piston
& PinAss'y.
(.OlO'OS)
(Incl.43) .
1
40013 RingSet(Std.)
1
40014 RingSet(.010'OS)
1
27888 PistonPinRetaining
Ring
2
36897 Connecting
RodAea'y.
(Incl.47)
1
651033 Connecting
RodBolt
2
34034 Valve
Lifter
2
35381
Camshaft
(MCR)
1
35747A Counterbalance
Weight
1
31356 OilPumpAss'y.
1
33273A Blower
Housing
Extension 1
650128 Screw,
10-24x 1/2"
1
650990 Screw,
TorxT-30,
1/4-20x 15/32"
1
35317
Mounting
Flange
Gasket
1
35711A Mounting
Range
(Incl.72,
76,80&81)
1
31927
OilDrain
Plug .
1
35319
OilSeal
1
35783
Governor
Shaft
1
30590A Washer
2
35378 Governor
Gear
Ass'y.
(IncL
8t) 1
30588A Governor
Spool
1
29193 Retaining
Ring
2
650833 Screw,
1/4-20x 1-3/16'
7
31707A Spacer
(IncL81)
1
32589
Flywheel
Key
1
611090 Flywheel
1
650880 LockWasher
1
650881 Flywheel
Nut
1
35135
SolidStateIgnition
1
610118 SparkPlugCover
1
651024 SolidStateMounting
Stud 2
651007 Screw,
Torx
T-15,
10-24x 15/16'
2
35182 Ground
Wire
1
Part #
Description
Qty
Ref#
Part #
Description
Qty
287 29752 Nut&Lock
Washer,
1/4-28 4
Cylinder
Head
Gasket
1
290 30705 Fuel
Line
1
Cylinder
Head
1
292 26460 FuelLine
Clamp
2
Intake
PipeBrace
1
Screw,
1/4-20x9/16"
3
298 28763 Screw,
16-35/64"
2
300 335838 Fuel
Tank
(Incl.292,298
F.xhasstVatve(Std.)(In¢l.151)
1
&301)
1
ExhaustVatve
(1/32'OS)(Incl.
301 36246 Fuel
Cap
1
151)
1
305 35574 OilFin
Tube
1
126 34035 In_eValve
(Std.)(Incl.151) 1
307 35499 "0"ring
1
126 34036
Intake
Valve
(1/32'OS)(Incl•
308 35437 FilITube
Clip
I
151)
1
127 "650691 Washer
9
310 35576 Dipstick
1
128 -650690 9elleviBe
Washer
9
325 29443 W_re
Clip
1
130 :650694AScrew,
5/16-18
x 2'
9
327 35392 Starter
Plug
1
3706 35274 Oilinstruction
Decal
1
135 33636 ResistorSparkPlug(RJ17LM)
1
149 27882 Valve
Spring
Cap
1
380 640126 Carburetor
(IncL
184)
1
390 590746 Rewind
Starter
1
149A 35862 Valve
Spdng
Cap
1
400 36450A Gasket
Set
150 27881 Valve
Spdng
2
151 32581 Vulve
Spring
Keeper
2
(Incl.Items
Marked
PKinNotes)
Incl.part
169 27896A V_veCover
Gasket
2
_'s27272A
(1),27896A
(2),27915A
(1),
170 28423 Breather
Body
1
29673(1),33263(1),33629(1),34698A
(1),
171 28424 Breather
Element
1
35262A
(1),36448(1)
172 28425 Valve
Cover
1
173 35350 Brealher
Tube
1
416 34479A Spark
Arrestor
Kit(option) 1
900 -Rep.short
block752314,
order
174 650126 Screw,
10-24x 1/2'
2
from71-999
1
178 29752 Nut& Lock
Washer,
1/4-28 2
182 30068A Screw,
1/4-28
x 1"
2
900 Replacement
engine-none
164 33263 Carburetor
ToIntake
Pipe
Gasket
1
185 34926 Intake
Pipe
1
186 33860 Governor
Link
1
200 338658 Control
Bracket
1
203 31342 Compression
Spring
1
204 651029 Screw,
ToxT-1O,
5-40x7/16"1
206 610973 Terminal
1
207 _33151 ThrutUe
Link
1
299 30200 Screw,
10-24x 9/16"
2
210 27793 Conduit
Clip
1
211 28942 Screw,
10-32x 3/8"
1
223 650378 Screw,
Torx
T-30,5/16-18
x 1-1/8"
2
224 27915A intake
PipeGasket
1
234 650825 Nut& LockWasher,
1/4-20 2
238 650834 Screw,
10-32x1-17/32"
2
239 33629 AirCleaner
Gasket
1
240 355388 AirCleaner
Body
(IncL
239) 1
245 35403 /drCleaner
Filter(Incl.324) 1
245A 35404 AirCleaner
Filter
1
250 35961 AirCleanerCover
1
251 650886 Wing
Nut,I/4-20
2
260 33635C Blower
Housing
1
261 650788 Screw,
5/16-18
x 3/4"
2
262 29747B Screw,
TorxT-40,
5/16-24
x
21/32'
2
264A 650802 Screw,
1/4-20
x5/8'
1
265 33272B Cylinder
Head
Cover(Black)1
1
275- 40003 Muffler
276 31588 tocldng
Rate
1
277 650729 Screw,
5/t6-18x 3-3/16'
2
281 33013 St_'ter
Bobble
Cover
1
282: 650760 Screw,
8-32x 3/8"
1
285 .35985B Starter
Cup
1
119 36448
120 36449
123 33261
124 651031
125 27878A
125 27880A
47
CRAFTSMAN
81-1PMODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS
Craftsman4-Cycle,8HP Engine(Model143.988000)
CARBURETOR
NO. 640126
Ref # Part #
0
I
31_
Qty.
Carburetor
(Incl.184
ofEnginePartsList 1
1
631776A ThrottleShaft&
LeverAssembly
1
2
631970- ThrottleReturnSpring 1
4
631184 DustSealWasher
1
5
631183 DustSeal(Throttle)
1
6
631778 ThrottleShutter
1
7
650506 ShutterScrew
2
10 631779 ChokeShaft&
LeverAssembly
1
11 631780A ChokeReturnSpring
1
12 631184 DustSealWasher
1
13 631183 DustSeal(Choke)
1
14 631753 ChokeShutter
1
16 632527 FuelFitting
1
17 651025 ThrottleCrackScrew/Idle
SpeedScrew
1
18 630766 TensionSpring
1
20 640027 IdleRestrictorScrew
1
20A 640053 IdleRestrictorScrewCap1
25 631867 FloatBowl
1
27 631024 FloatShaft
1
28 632019 Float
1
29 631028 FloatBowl"0"Ring
1
30 631021 InletNeedle,Seat,&
Clip(Incl.31)
1
31 631022 SpringClip
1
36 640005 MainNozzleTube
1
37 632547 "0" ring,MainNozzle
Tube
2
40 640012 HighSpeedBowlNut
1
44 27110
8owlNutWasher
1
47 630748 WelchPlug,IdleMixture
Well
1
48 631027 WelchPlug,Atmospheric
Vent
1
30
, _27
28
_'_37
40 1 !
48
640126
Description
CRAFTSI_IAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000
REPAIR PARTS
Craftsman4-Cycle,8HP Engine(Model143.988000)
RECOIL
STARTER
NO. 590746
Ref#
13
12
¢p-.4
49
Part #
O
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
590746
590599A
590600
590679
590601
590678
590680
590412
590681
11
12
590747
590535
13
590701
Description
Qty.
RecoilStarter
SpringPin (lncl 4)
Washer
Retainer
Washer
BrakeSpring
StarterDog
DogSpring
Pulley& Rewind
SpringAss'y.
StarterHousino
Ass'y
StarterRope
(Length98'x 9/64"dia)
StarterHandle
1
1
t
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
NOTES
50
NOTES
51
CRRFTSMRN°
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
987.889000
8 Horsepower
33-INCH MOWER
Each mower has its own model number. Each engine has its
own model number.
The model number for your machine will be found on a decal
attached to the right side of the mower deck.
The model number for the engine will be found on the engine
housing.
All parts listed may be ordered through Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Service Centers and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR
LOWING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT• MODEL
• ENGINE
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE CALL
THIS TOLL-FREE
NUMBER:
• 1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
PARTS, ALWAYS
GIVE THE FOL-
"MOWER"
NUMBER
- 987.889000
MODEL NO. -
143.988000
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider
that Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears
trained technicians...professional
technicians
specifically trained
on Sears products who have the parts, tools and the equipment
to ensure that we meet our pledge to you...we service what we
sell.
FOR REPLACEMENT
PARTS
INFORMATION
AND ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL-FREE
NUMBER:
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, Illinois
FORM 1905122 (3/98)
60179 U.S.A.
- Printed in U.S.A.
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