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SEARS operator's manual MODEL NO . 143.985016 6.5 RESERVE POWER 12 CUBIC INCH ( 185 cc ) DISPLACEMENT SOLID STATE IGNITION ENGIN CAUTION : • Operating Read RULES for Safe OPERATION • Maintenance and INSTRUCTIONS • Repair Parts Carefully A California Proposition 65 WARNING : a _ e engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . I Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , CHICAGO , IL 60684 U . S . A . and SEARS CANADA , INC . , TORONTO , ONTARIO , CANADA Printed in U . S . A . 7 - 1 - 98 181 - 1173 - 11
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FUEL FILL qPSTICK CAP STARTER / [ llllllllll IlIlUll [ STARTER HANDLE , MODELAND D . O . M , DECAL OIL FILL PLUG AIR INTAKE AND DIPSTICK SCREEN - - AIR CLEANER SPARKPLUG WIRE PRIMER LEVERS & LINKAGE SPARK PLUG CARBURETOR MUFFLER BOITOM OF ENGINE Figure 1 THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH IF NOT FOLLOWED COULD , _ ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY ANDIOR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS . READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ANY PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIPMENT ON WHICH THIS ENGINE IS USED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATING . THESE SYMBOLS MAY APPEAR ON THE ENGINE : 4d ITI88 OFF FULL FAST SLOW STOP CHOKE ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTIRED TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA AND IMPORTANT U . S . EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES : Ara certified to KEEP THIS MANUAL HANDY AT ALL TIMES FOR FUTURE REF - operate on regular unleaded gasoline . Include the following emission control ERENCE . READ IT CAREFULLY AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF system ( s ) : EM , TWC ( if so equipped ) : Do not include any user adjustable features - therefore no other adjustments are needed . WITH THE OPERATING , MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY INSTRUC - OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS TIONS , THIS MANUAL ALSO CONTAINS A COMPLETE PARTS LISTING . TO OPERAT . EENGINE , YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING : ( _ A CLEAN , HIGH QUALITY , DETERGENT OIL . BEFORE STARTING Be sure original container is marked : A . P . I . service " SF " - ' SJ ' . ® FOR SUMMER ( ABOVE 320F ; 0 ° C ) USE SAE 30 OIL . Using multigrade oil will increase oil consumption . _ READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIPMENT ON FOR WINTER ( BELOW 32 ° F ; 0 ° C ) USE SAE 5W30 OIL . ( SAE 10W is an _ WHICH THIS ENGINE IS USED . acceptable substitute . ) THIS ENGINE IS EQUIPPED WITH A FEDERALLY MANDATED MECH - DO NOT USE 10w40 OIL . ANISM WHICH STOPS THE ENGINE . DO NOT INTERFERE WITH OR OIL SUMP CAPACITY : 21 ounces ( 1 - 1 / 4 U . S . pints ) BYPASS THIS MECHANISM . PARTS OF THE MECHANISM MAY BE . 62 liters SUBJECT TO WEAR AND MUST BE CHECKED ONCE A YEAR BY AN AUTHORIZED SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO . ( OR SEARS CANADA , ( _ A FRESH , CLEAN , UNLEADED REGULAR , UN - INC . ) SERVICE CENTER . IN THE EVENT THE MECHANISM FAILS FOR ANY REASON , YOU MUST NOT USE THE ENGINE UNTIL LEADED PREMIUM , OR REFORMULATED AUTO - CORREC3 " ED BY AN AUTHORIZED SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO . ( OR MOTIVE GASOLINE ONLY . DO NOT USE LEADED SEARS CANADA , INC . ) SERVICE CENTER . GASOLINE . NOTE : DO NOT USE GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL ( WOOD DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG AND AT - ALCOHOL ) . Gasoline containing up to 10 % ethanol or grain alcohol TACH iT TO RETAINING POST ( see Figure 6 on Page 3 ) . ( ' Gasohol " ) , or up to 15 % MTBE ( Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ) , may be t used but requires special care when engine is unused for extended periods . See " STORAGE " instructions of Page 5 , NOTE : Use clean oil and fuel and store in approved , clean covered containers , Use clean fill funnels . Never : use " stale " gasoline left over from last season or stored for long perieds . - Page 1 181 - 1173 - 11
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BEFORE STARTING ' ( Continued ) " EFORE STARTING ( Continued ) ' _ ( = ) INSTALL STARTER ROPE : ® A . Pull at least 2 feet of starter rope out of starter and tie a slip Imot st starter to prevent starter rope from rewinding back into starter . FILL FUEL TANK with gasoline asspecified in the preceding " OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS , " item 2 . B . Slide rope stop ( see Figure 2 ) onta starter rope and feed starter rope NEVER MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE . through rope guide on mower handle ( see Figure 3 ) . Never use - = stale " gasoline leftover from last season or stored for C . Feed starter rope through starter handle ( see Figure 4 ) and tie a left long pedods . hand knot , leaving 1 / 2 inch to 1 inch of starter rope extending beyond left hand knot . DO NOT PULL LEFT HAND KNOT INTO 4 _ lk NEVER FILL FUELTANK INDOORS . NEVER FILL FUELTANK STARTER HANDLE YET . WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT . DO NOT SMOKE WHEN RLLING FUEL TANK . D . With starter handle resting on rope guide ( see Figure 3 ) , check starter rope for slack . If there is any slack , pull more starter rope _ NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY . FILL TANK TO 1 / 2 " through starter handle and relocate left hand knot to eliminate slack . BELOW BOTTOM OF FILLER NECK TO PROVIDE SPACE E . Untie slip knot at starter . FOR FUEL EXPANSION . WIPE ANY FUEL SPILLAGE FROM ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT BEFORE STARTING ENGINE . F . Pull left hand knot into starter handle . G , Po6itidn rope slop 2 to 3 inches from starter ( see Figure 2 ) and , _ ANY LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM ( LPG ) OR NATURAL GASLL FUEL SYSTEM MUST BE LEAKPROOF AND MEET A fasten it to starter rope by gripping it with pliers and forcing staple through starter rope until staple is even with outside of rope stop . APPLICABLE CODES AND REGULATIONS . ( _ ) CHECK OIL LEVEL : ( _ ) CHECK THE FOLLOWING : IMPORTANT : NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL LEVEL IS BETWEEN " FULL " AND " ADD " MARKS ON A . BE SURE EQUIPMENT IS IN NEUTRAL GEAR WITH DIPSTICK . _ lb CLUTCHES , BELTS , CHAINS AND SAFETY SWITCHES CHECK OIL LEVEL OFTEN DURING ENGINE BREAK - IN . DISENGAGED . ( FOLLOW EQUIPMENT MANUFACTUR - NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL FILL PLUG IS TIGHTENED ER'SINSTRUCTIONS . ) THIS SHOULD PLACE ANY SAFE - SECURELY INTO OIL FILL HOLE . TY SWITCHES IN SAFE STARTING POSITION . A . POSITION EQUIPMENT SO ENGINE IS LEVEL • B . Be sure spark plug wire is attached to spark plug ( see Figure B . Clean area around oil fill plug ( see Figure 1 ) . 1 ) . C . Remove oil fill plug and dipstick . D . Wipe dipstick clean , insert it into oil fill hole and tighten securely . E . Remove oil fill plug and check oil level . If level is not up to " FULL " STARTER ROPE mark on dipstick , add recommended oil , until itis . POUR SLOWLY . HANDLE GUIDE Wipe dipstick clean each time oil level is checked . DO NOT FILL ABOVE " FULL " MARK ON DIPSTICK . NO SLACK F . Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely . See = MAINTENANCE = PERMISSIBLE section for any future oil level and oil change instructions ( see Page 3 ) , MOWER I 2 TO 3 STARTER INCHES Figure 3 LEFT HANDED STARTER KNOT HANDLE 1 / 2TO 1 INCH Figure 4 Figure 2 Page 2 181 - 1173 - 11
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MAINTENANCE STARTING , _ WARNING TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND . NEARBY AREAS MAY EXCEED 150 ° F ( 65 _ ) . AVOID THESE AREAS . I , _ NEVER RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED , POORLYR - VENTILATED AREAS . ENGINE EXHAUST CONTAINS CA ® SON MONOXIDE , AN ODORLESS AND DEADLY GAS ( CAR - CHECK OIL LEVEL : BON MONOXIDE IS ALSO PRESENT IN ENGINE EXHAUST Checkoilleveleveryfive ( 5 ) operatinghoursoreachtimeenginen FROM LIQUID PETROLEUM ( LPG ) AND NATURAL GAS FUEL isused . See " 3 CHECKOIL LEVEL " in " BEFORESTARTING " o [ SYSTEMS ) , Page 2 . o FROM ANY MOVING PARTS ON ENGINE ANO EQUIPMENT . ( _ ) CHANGE OIL : _ WARNING TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY AREAS MAY EXCEED 150 ° F ( 65 ° C ) . AVOID THESE AREAS . Change oil after first two ( 2 ) operating hours and every 25 operating hours thereafter , more often if operated in extremely dusty ordirtyconditions . Change oilwhile engine isstill warm from ( _ Move engine control ( see Figure 1 ) to HI Position . recent running . , _ A . DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG AND A'n'ACH IT TO RETAINING POST ( see Figure 5 ) . ( _ START ENGINE : B . Position equipment so engine oil drain plugis lowest point on engine . A . The carburetor on your engine has been completely adjusted C . Remove oil drain plug and oil fill plug to drain oil ( see Figure at the factory . For each initial start , push primer bulb firmly 1 ) . _ . with your thumb 5 times , allowing primer bulb to retum D . Replace oil drain plug and tighten securely . completely to original position between pushes . Repeat the E . Fill oil sump with recommended oil . See = OIL & FUEL REC - above for each starter operation as necessary . OMMENDATIONS " and " CHECK OIL LEVEL " on Page 1 . NOTE : DO NOT USE PRIMER TO RESTART A WARM F . Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely . ENGINE AFTER A SHORT SHUTDOWN . G . Connect spark plug wire to spark plug . B . Graspstarterhandle ( see Figure3 ) and pullropeout , slowly , H . Wipe up any spilled oil and / or gasoline . untilit pullsslightlyharder . Let rope rewindslowly . Then opull NOTE : If it is difficult to reach the oil drain plug , drain fuel . ropewitha rapidfull armstroke . LetroperewindSLOWLY . D Remove oil fill plug and tip mower on its side . Drain oil notletstarter handlesnapbackagainstropeguide ( seeFigure into a suitable container . 3 ) . C . Repeat instructionsB if necessary , untilenginestarts . ( _ AIR CLEANER ( see Figure6 ) : NOTE : Ifenginedoesnotstart , repeatinstructionAs , B and C untilit starts . NEVER RUN ENGINE WITHOUT COMPLETE AIR CLEANER , _ NSTALLED ON ENGINE . STOPPING Replace filter once a year ormore often if used inextremely dusty or dirty conditions . ( _ See mower manufacturer's instructions . DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN OR OIL FILTER . Replacement filters are available at any Sears Roebuck and Co . ( _ ) AFTER ENGINE IS STOPPED : ( or Sears Canada , Inc . ) Service Center . To install new filter , proceed as follows : , _ A . DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG A . Turn cover to the right ( clockwise ) to remove it and remove AND A'I - rACH IT TO RETAINING POST ( see Figure 5 ) . paper filter from flange . Discard filter . , _ B . NEVER STORE ENGINE WITH FUEL IN TANK INDOORS B . Clean cover and flange thoroughly . OR IN ENCLOSED , POORLY VENTILATED AREAS , WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME , C . Insert new paper filter into cover . SPARK OR PILOT LIGHT AS ON A FURNACE , WATER D . Line up tabs on cover with slots on flange . HEATER , CLOTHES DRYER OR OTHER GAS APPLI - ANCE . E . Push cover firmly against flange and turn it to the left ( countarclockwise ) untilcover locks securely inplace . Cover should be in vertical position . TURN COVER TOTHE SLOT fr FLANGE RIGHT ( CLOCKWISE ) PAPER TO REMOVE SPARK PLUG TABS ( COUNTERCLOCKWISE ) TO SPARK TIGHTEN PLUG WIRE RETAINING POST Figure 5 Page 3 _ Figure 6 181 - 1173 - 11
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MAINTENANCE ( Continued ) STORAGE . SPARK PLUG ( see Figure7 ) : This spark ignition system meets all requirements of the Canadi - IN ENCLOSED , POORLY VENTILATED AREAS , WHERE FUEL [ an Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations . This engine FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME , SPARK OR PILOT [ complies with all current Australian and New Zealand limitations _ EVER STORE ENGINE WiTH FUEL IN TANK INDOORS OR ! LDIRGYHETR AOSR OONTHAERFUGRANSACAEP , PLWIAANTCEER . HEATER , CLOTHES regarding electromagnetic interference . Check spark plug yeady or every 100 operating hours . IF ENGINE IS TO BE UNUSED FOR 30 DAYS OR MORE , PREPARE AS FOLLOWS : A . Clean area around spark plug . ( _ DRAIN FUEL SYSTEM : B . Removeandinspect sparkplug . C . Replacesparkplugif electrodesare pitted , burnedor A . Removeallgasolinefrom carburetorandfuel tankto prevent gum depositsfrom formingonthesepartsandcausingpossi - porcelainiscracked . For replacemenut seChampionRJlgLM , ble malfunctionof engine . orequivalent . NOTE : A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement . DRAIN FUEL INTO APPROVED CONTAINER OUTDOORS , ] D . Check electrodes gap with wire fooler gauge and set gap at o ° su . ° . o / . . , scoo . . 030 if necessary . E . Install spark plug , tighten securely . B . Run engine until fuel tank isempty and engine stopsdue to lack " of fuel . . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer ( such as STA - BIL ) is an acceptable ELECTRODES : altamative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits dudng storage . Add stabilizer to gasoline infuel tank orstorage container . Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer contain - er . Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach carburetor . _ CELAIN ( _ ) CHANGE OIL : , 030 GAP Change oil if it has not been changed in the last three ( 3 ) months . See = CHANGE OIL " instructions in " MAINTENANCE " section on Figure 7 Page 3 . ( _ OIL CYLINDER BORE : COOLING SYSTEM : A . Remove spark plug and pour one ( 1 ) ounce ( 30 ml ) of engine IMPORTANT : Frequently remove any grass clippings , dirt and oil into spark plug hole , debris from cooling fins , air intake screen end levers and linkage ( see Figure 1 ) . This will help ensure adequate cooling and correct B . Cover sparkplugholewitha rag . engine speed . C . Crank engineover , slowly , severaltimes . CRANKING ENGINE OVER SLOWLY . ® AVOID SPRAY FROM SPARK PLUG HOLE WHEN D . Replacesparkplug . CHECKENGINEAND EQUIPMENTOFTEN FOR LOOSE NUTS , [ ' _ BOLTS AND ATTACHMENTS , AND KEEP THESE ITEMS ( _ ) CLEAN ENGINE : TGHTENED . Remove any clippings , dirt , or chaff from exterior of engine . ADJUSTMENTS GENERAL DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS . FACTORY SET - Just as your automobile needs professional mechanical maintenance TINGS ARE SATISFACTORY FOR MOST APPLICATIONS AND from time to time , so does your Craftsman engine . Replacement of the CONDITIONS . IF ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED , PROCEED AS spark plug and air cleaner is made necessary by NORMAL use . FOLLOWS : Professional Air - Coolod Engine Service is as close as your nearest ( _ ) CARBURETOR Sears Roebuck and Co . ( or Sears Canada , Inc . ) Service Center . If y ( _ u think your carburetor needs adjusting , see your nearest A yearly check - up or tune - up by Sears is a good idea to avoid SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . ( OR SEARS CANADA CENTER ) . breakdownsordelay . . , doit at the end ofthe season , thenyou're Engine performance should not be affected at altitudes up to readyfor the next . We even prepareitfor storagefor you . 7,000 feet . For operation at higher elevations , contsct your nearest SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . ( OR SEARS CANADA , INC . ) SERVICE CENTER . ( _ ENGINE SPEED NEVER TAMPER WITH ENGINE GOVERNOR WHICH IS FAC - TORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED , OVERSPEEDING ENGINE ABOVE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS . CHANGING OF ENGINE - GOVERNED SPEED WILL VOID EN - G NE WARRANTY . 181 - 1173 - 11 " Page 4
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE FOLLOWING MAY HELP AVOID A DELAY IN YOUR WORK OR SAVE THE EXPENSE OF A SERVICE CALL . ENGINE FAILS TO START OR STARTS WITH DIFFICULTY CAUSE REMEDY Controls not in start position . Move ENGINE CONTROL or equipment control to " HI " or START postion . See " STARTING " instructions in this manual . Connect SPARK PLUG WIRE to SPARK PLUG . Sparkplugwiredisconnectedfromsparkplug . Remove SPARK PLUG arid clean it . See " SPARK Sparkplugfouled . PLUG " instructions in " MAINTENANCE " section in this manual . Spark plug porcelain cracked . Installnewsparkplug . Insufficient fuel . Fill FUEL TANK per " BEFORE STARTING " instructions . Water or dirt in fuel . Drain FUEL TANK and re - fill with clean , fresh gasoline . See " BEFORE STARTING " instructions in this manual . Impropercarburetoradjustment Adjustcarburetor ( if applicable ) . See " ADJUSTMENTS " sectionin thismanual . ENGINE LACKS POWER CAUSE REMEDY Dirtyair cleaner . Replace or clean air cleaner per " AIR CLEANER " instructions in " MAINTENANCE " section in this manual . Impropercarburetoradjustment . Adjust carburetor ( if applicable ) . See " ADJUSTMENTS " section in this manual . Lack of lubdcaiton . Filloilsumpto properlevel . See " BEFORESTARTING " instructionssectioninthismanual . ENGINE MISSES UNDER LOAD CAUSE REMEDY Remove SPARK PLUG and clean it . See " SPARK Spark plug fouled . PLUG ' instructions in " MAINTENANCE " section in this manual . Sparkplugpomelaincracked . Install new SPARK PLUG . Improper sparkpluggap . RegapSPARK PLUGelectrodes . See " SPARKPLUG " instructionsin " MAINTENANCE " sectioninthismanual . Improper carburetor adjustment Adjust carburetor ( if applicable ) . See " ADJUSTMENTS " section in this manual . Page 5 181 - 1173 - 11
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SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . Federal and California Emission Control Systell Limited Warranty Utility " and Lawn and Garden Engines • CAMFORNIA & US EPA EMISSION CONTROL B . GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE : Sears , Roebuck end Co . WARRANTY STATEMENT warrants to the original , end - use purchaser of the new engine or equipment and to each subsequent purahaser that each of Its utility end lawn and garden equipment engines is : The U . S . Environmental protection Agency ( ' EPA ' ) , the California Air aaResourceslnd Board ( , CARS ' ) and Sears , Roebuck and Co . are pfaased 1o explain the Feder and California _ mlsslon Control Systems Warranty on your new utility or lawn 1 . Designed , built and eduipp ed so as to conform with all eqplicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in garden equipment engine . In California , new 1995 and later utility and lawn and Chapters 1 and . 2 , Part 5 , Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code , and arden equipment engines must be designed , built and equipped to meet the _ rate s stdngant anti - smog ; standards . In other states , new 1997 and later model year engines must be besLgned , built and equipped , at the time of sale , to meet 2 . Free from defects in matedals and workmanship which , at any time during the U . S . EPA regulations for small non - road engines • Sears , Roebuck and Co . the ECS Warrentty Peded , will cause a warranted emissions - rbiated part to will warrant the emission control system on your utility or lawn and garden fail to be Identical in all matelt bi respects to the part as described in the engine manufacturer's application for corllfloation . equipment engine for the pedods of time listed below , provided there has been no abuse , neglect , unapproved modification , or improper maintenance of your utility or lawn and garden equipment engLne . C . The ECS Warranty only pertains to emlasicns - rstated parts on your engine , as follows : Your emission control system may includereparts such as the carburetor , ignition system and exhaust system • Also Included may be the compression release Any warranted , emissions - related parts which are not scheduled for system and other emisslon - ralated assemblies • replacement as reqruired maintenance in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period . If any such part fails dudng the Where a warrantable condition exists , Sears , Roebuck and Co . will repair your ECS Warranty Peded , it shall be repaired or replaced by Sears , Roebuck utility or lawn and garden equipment engine at no cost to you for diagnosis , parts and Co . according to Subsection 4 below . Any such part repaired or and Mber . replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for any remainder of the ECS Warranty Pedod . MANUFACTURER'S EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY COVERAGE Any warranted , emlasions - reLated part which is scheduled only for regular inspection as specified in the Owner's Manual shall be warranted for the Emission control systems on 1995 and later model y _ ar California utlliityand lawn ECS Warranty Period . A statement in such written instructions to the and garden equipment engines are warranted for two years as hereinafter noted . effect of _ rapeir or replace as necessaP / _ , shall not reduce the EECSCS M other states , 1997 and later model _ y ear engines are also warranted for two Warranty period . Any such part repaired or replaced under the Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty years . If , during such warranty period , any emission - related part on your engineby Pedod . is defective in materiels or workmanship , the pert will be repaired or replaced Sears , Roebuck and Co . Any warranted , emissions - related part which is scheduled for replacement OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBIUTIES as reequiradmaintenance in the Owner's Manual , shall be warranted for the period of time pdor to the first scheduled replacement point for that part . if As the utility or lawn and garden equipment engine owner , you are responsible for the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement , the pert shall be the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Owner's Manual , but repaired or replaced by Sears , Roebuck and Co . according to hSubsectione Sears , Roebuck and Co . will not deny warranty solely due to the lack of receipts 4 below . Any such emissions - related part repaired or replaced under t or for your failure to provide written evidence of the performance of all scheduled ECS Warranty , shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS - Warranty maintenance . Peded prior to the first scheduled replacement point for such emissions related part . As the utility or lawn and garden equipment engine owner , you should , however , be aware that Sears , Roebuck and Co . may deny you warranty coverage if your Repair or replacement of any warranted , emissions - related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no cherge to the owner at a Sears , utility or lawn and garden equipment or a part thereof has failed due to abuse , Roebuck and Co . Authorized Service Outlet . neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved modifications . You are responsible for presenting your utility or lawn and garden equipment 5 . The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the entgliceto a Sears , Roebuck and Co . Authorized Service Outlet as soon as a determination that a pert covered b _ ' the ECS Warranty is in fact defective , problem exists • The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a Sears , Roebuck and Co . Authedzed Service Outlet . amount of time , not to exceed 30 days . Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either a Sears , Roebuck and Co . 6 . Seers , Roebuck and Co . shall be liable for damages to other original Authorized Service Outlet , or by contacting Sears , Roebuck and Co . at 1 - 800 - engine components or approved modifications proximately caused by a 47347247 . failure under warranty of an emlasion - relateq pert covered by the ECS Warranty . IMPORTANT NOTE 7 . Throughout the ECS Warranty Pelted , Sears , Roebuck and Co . shall This warranty statement explainsyour rights and Obligations under the Emission maintain a supply of warranted emis . sion - related parts sufficient to meet Control System Warranty ( ' ECS Warranty ' ) which is provided to you by Sears , the expected demand for such emission - related parts . Roebuck and Co . pursuant to California law . See also the Sears , Roebuck and Co . Limited Warranties for Sears , ROebuck and Co . which is enclosed therewith 8 . Any Seam , Roebuck and CO . authorized end approveq emisslan - related on a separate sheet and also is provided to you by Sears , Roebuck and Co . The replacement part may be used in the performance of any ECS eWarrantyr . ECS Warranty applies only to the emission control system ofvour new engine . maintenance or repair and will be provided without cheerge to the own To the extent that there is any cenflict in terms between the ECS Warranty and Such use spell not reduce Sears , Roebuck and Co . ECS Warranty the Sears , Roebuck and Co . Warranty , the ECS Warranty shall apply except in obligations . any circumstances in which the Sears , Roebuck and Co . Warranty may provide a 9 . longer warranty period . Both the ECS Warranty and the Sears , Roebuck and Co . Unapproved add - on or modified parts may not be used to modify or repair Warranty describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new a Sears , Roebuck and Co . engine . Such use voids this ECS Warranty and engine . shall be sufficient grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim . Seam , Roebuck and CO . shall not be liable hereunder for failures of any Warranty service can only be performed by a Seam , Roebuck and Co . Autholtzed warranted parts of a Sears , Roebuck and Co . engine caused by the use of Service Outlet . At the time of requesting warranty service , evidence must be such an unapproved ado - on or modified part . presented of the date of sale to the odginst purchaser . The purchaser shall pay EMISSION - RELATED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING : any charges for making service calls and / or for transpurtin _ ] thepreducts to and from the place where the inspection and / or warranty work kspenormed . Then purchaser shall be responsible tot any damaLge or loss incurred in connectio with 1 . Carburetor Assembly and its Internal Components the transportation of any engine or any part ( s ) thereof submitted for inspection a ) Fuel filter and / or warranty work . b ) Carburetor gaskets c ) Intake pipe If you have any questions regarding your warranty dghta and responsibilities , you 2 . Air Cloaner Assembly should contact Sears , Roebuck and Co . at 1 - 800.473 - 7247 . 87 Air tilter stement 3 . Ignition System , including : EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY a ) Spark plug b ) Ignition module Emission Control System Warranty ( " ECS Warranty _ ) for 1995 and later model c ) Flywheel assembly year California utility and lawn andgarden equipment engines ( for other states , 4 . Catalytic Muffler ( if so equipped ) 1997 and later model year engines ) : a ) Muffler gasket ( if SO equipped ) A . APPLICABILITY : This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later modst year b ) Exhaust manifold ( if so equipped ) California utility and lawn and garaen equipment engines ( for other states , 1997 5 . Crankcase Breather Assembly and its Components and later model year engines ) . The ECS Warranty Pedod shall begin on the date at Breather connection tube the new engine or equipment is delivered to its original , end - use purchaser , and shall continue for 24 consecutive months thereafter . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Page 6
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE . . . . MODEL1 : 43.985016 261 301 _ 3O0 262 / ' _ 4OO 135 290 130 101 126 120 1 _ 125 416 I 119 4 _ , _ 186 / _ 310 417 46 370C Page 7 181 - 1173 - 11
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MODEL : 143.985016 CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE Ref . Part Ref . Part Part Name No . No . No . No . Part Name 178 29752 Nut & Lock Washer , 1 / 4 - 28 1 36774 Cylinder ( Incl . 2 & 20 ) 179 30593 Dowel Pin Retainer Clip 2 26727 182 5201 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x 7 / 8 " Breather Element 6 33734 184 * 26756 Carburetor To Intake Pipe Gasket 7 _ 6557 Breather Ass'y . ( incl . 6 & 12A ) Breather Tube 185 36785 Intake Pipe 12 36775 Governor Link 186 36255 12A 36558 Breather Cover & Tube ( Incl . 12B ) 200 35999A Breather Tube Elbow Control Bracket ( Incl . 206 ) 12B 36694 Terminal Washer 206 610973 14 28277 207 36200 Throttle Link 15 30589 Governor Rod ( IncL 14 ) Governor Lever 209 30200 Screw , 10 - 24 x 9 / 16 " 16 34839A 223 650451 17 31335 Governor Lever Clamp Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 • 224 * 36786 Intake Pipe Gasket 18 651018 Screw , Torx " 1 - 15 , 8 - 32 x 19 / 64 " 238 650932 Screw , 10 - 32 x 49 / 64 " 19 36796 Extension Spring 239 * 34338 Air Cleaner Gasket 20 32600 Oil Seal 241 36919 Air Cleaner Collar 30 36797 Crankshaft 245 36905 Air Cleaner Filter 40 40004 Piston , Pin & Ring Set ( Std . ) " Air Cleaner Cover 250 36920 40 40005 Piston , Pin & Ring Set ( . 010 " OS ) 260 36980 Blower Housing 41 36070 Piston & Pin Ass'y . ( Std . ) ( Incl . 43 ) 41 36071 261 30200 Screw , 10 - 24 x 9 / 16 • Piston & Pin Ass'y . ( . 010 " OS ) ( Incl . 262 650831 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 " 43 ) 263A 37198 Starter Grill 42 40006 Ring Set ( Std . ) 275 36790 Muffler 42 40007 Ring Set ( . 010 " OS ) 277 650988 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 - 9132 " 43 20381 Piston Pin Retaining Ring 285 35000A 36777 Starter Cup 45 Connecting Rod Ass'y . ( Incl . 46 ) 287 650926 32610A Screw , 8 - 32 x 21 / 64 • 46 Connecting Rod Bolt 290 29774 Fuel Line 48 27241 Valve Lifter 292 26460 Fuel Line Clamp 50 36778 Camshaft ( MCR ) 298 28763 Screw , 10 - 32 x 35 / 64 " 52 29914 Oil Pump Ass'y . * 35261 300 36916 Fuel Tank ( Incl . 292 & 301 ) 69 Mounting Flange Gasket 301 36246 70 34311E Fuel Cap Mounting Flange ( IncL72 thru 83 , 305 35647 Oil Fill Tube 311 ) 306 * 36996 72 36083 " O " - Ring Oil Drain Plug 307 35499 72A 28534 " O ' - Ring Oil Drain Plug Oil Seal 309 650562 Screw , 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 " 75 27897 310 35648 30574A Govemor Shaft 8O Dipstick 81 30590A Washer 313 34080 Spacer 325A 37152 82 30591 Spring Clip Governor Gear Ass'y . ( Incl . 81 ) 347 651038 Screw , 10 - 32 x 27 / 32 " 83 30588A Governor Spool Lubrication Decal 370A 36261 86 650488 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 370C 37199 Primer Decal 89 610961 Flywheel Key 370E 34387 Air Cleaner Decal 90 611213 Flywheel 380 640069 92 650815 Belleville Washer Carburetor ( Incl . 184 ) 390 590739 Rewind Starter 93 650816 Flywheel Nut 100 34443A Solid State Ignition ( NOTE : This engine could have been built with 590702 starter ) . 101 610118 Spark Plug Cover 36792B 103 651007 400 Gasket Set ( Incl . Items Marked * ) Screw , Torx T - 15 , 10 - 24 x 15 / 16 " 416 36085 110 36230 Ground Wire Spark Arrestor Kit ( Incl . 417 ) 119 * 36787 ( Optional ) Cylinder Head Gasket 417 650760 Screw , 8 - 32 x 3 / 8 " ( Optional ) 120 36825 Cylinder Head 900 125 36779 Replacement Engine 750848 order Exhaust Valve ( Std . ) ( IncL 151 ) from71 - 999 36780 125 Exhaust Valve ( 1 / 32 " OS ) ( Incl . 151 ) 900 126 36781 Replacement S / B 750812A , order Intake Valve ( Std . ) ( Incl . 151 ) from71 - 999 126 36782 Intake Valve ( 1 / 32 • OS ) ( Incl . 151 ) 181 - 1173 - 11 Operatofs Manual 130 6021A Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 • 35395 135 Resistor Spark Plug ( RJ19LM ) * Indicates Parts Included in 150 35991 Valve Spring Gasket Set , Ref . No . 400 . 151 31673 Valve Spring Cap Intake Valve Seal 151A 40017 169 * 36783 Valve Cover Gasket RPM High 3450 to 3750 RPM Low 2000 to 2300 172 36784 Valve Cover 174 30200 Screw , 10 - 24 x 9 / 16 " Page 8 181 - 1173 - 11
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CARBURETOR NO . 640069 Re / . Part No . No . Part Name 640069 Carburetor ( incl . 184 of Engine Parts List ) 1 631615 Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly 2 631767 Throttle Return _ pdng 4 631184 Dust Seal Washer 5 631183 Dust Seal ( Throttle ) 6 640070 Throttle Shutter 7 650506 Shutter Screw 16 631807 Fuel Fitting 17 651025 Throttle Crack Scraw / Idle Speed Screw 18 630766 Tension Spnng 20 640027 Idle Restrictor Screw 20A 640053 Idle Restrictor Screw Cap 25 631867 Float Bowl 27 631024 Float Shaft 28 632019 Float 29 631028 Float Bowl IO " Ring 30 631021 111 : Inlet Needle , Seat , & Clip ( Incl . 31 ) 31 631022 Spring Clip i I 35 36045A J Primer Bulb / Retainer Ring 36 632735 Main Nozzle Tube 37 632547 I ( Y ' Ring , Main Nozzle Tube 40 640030 High Speed Bowl Nut f _ 7 _ 44 27110 Bowl Nut Washer 47 630748 Welch Plug , Idle Mixture Well 48 631027 Welch Plug , Atmosphedc Vent 4O REWIND STARTER NO . 590739 Ref . Part No . No . Part Name 590739 Rewind Starter ( Optional ) 3 590740 Retainer 6 590616 Starter Dog 7 590617 Dog Spring 12 8 59O618A Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y . 11 59O638 Starter Housing Ass'y . ( 40 degree grommet ) 12 590535 Starter Rope ( Length 98 " x 9 / 64 " dia . ) 13 590701 Starter Handle 14 590741 Locking Tab Page 9 181 - 1173 - 11
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STARTER NO . 590694 12 Ref . Pan \ No , No . Pan Name 11 590694 RecoilStarter 13 1 590599 / _ SpringPin ( Incl . 4 ) 2 590600 Washer 3 i590696 Retainer 4 590601 Washer 5 590697 BrakeSpring - - 8 6 590698 StarterDog 7 590699 Dog Spring 8 590700 Pulley & RewindSpringAss'y . 7 _ _ I ; , _ - - 7 11 590695 StarterHousingAss'y . ( 40 degree grommet ) ° - - _ _ - - 6 590535 StarterRope ( 98 " x 9164 " dia . ) StarterHandle 1312 590701 _ 4 - - 3 B - - 5 - - 21 Page 10 181 - 1173 - 11
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How to ORDER Repair Parts The Model Number can be found on a decal on the blower housing ( See Figure 1 ) . Always mention the Model Number . when requesting service or repair parts for your Craftsman _ ARS Engine . All parts listed herein may be ordered from any SEARS , ROE - BUCK AND CO . or SEARS CANADA , INC . retail or catalog store . If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your order will be operator's electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for expedited handling . manual WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS SHOWN IN THIS LIST . 1 . The PART NUI _ BER 2 . The PART DESCRIPTION 3 . The MODEL NUMBER 4 . The NAME OF ITEM - ENGINE MODEL NO . 143.985016 6.5 RESERVE POWER 12 CUBIC INCH ( 185 cc ) DISPLACEMENT SOLID STATE IGNITION CAUTION : " Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider that Sears has Read RULES for service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians . . , professional technicians specifically trained on Sears products , having the parts , tools and Safe OPERATION equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you . . . we service what we sell . " and INSTRUCTIONS Carefully Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , CHICAGO , IL 60684 U . S . A . and SEARS CANADA , INC . , TORONTO , ONTARIO , CANADA 181 - 1173 - 11
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