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! CRRFTSMRWI Horsepower 9 Inch EDGER / TRIMMER MODEL NO . 536.772300 Caution : Read and follow all Safety Rules and eOperating Instructions befor first use of this product . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . 711943 05 / 11 / 98
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Table of Contents 2 Service and Adjustments 11 - 12 Storage 12 - 13 Warranty 2 Troubleshooting 13 Safety Rules 2 - 3 Edger / Trimmer Repair Parts 14 - 18 Contents of Shipping Carton 4 Engine Repair Parts 19 - 22 Assembly 4 - 5 Spanish ( EspaSol ) 23 - 36 Operation 5 - 9 Maintenance 9 - 10 Parts Ordering / Service Back Cover LIMITED TWO - YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN EDGER / TRIMMER For two years from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Edger / Trimmer is main - tained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instruc - tions in the owner's manual , Craftsman will repair , free of charge , any defect in material or workmanship . If this Craftsman Edger / Trimmer is used for commercial or rental purposes , this war - ranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty does not cover the following : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as spark plugs , etc . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including bent crank shafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions con - tained in the owner's manual . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN EDGER / TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST CRAFTSMAN SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES . THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , D817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 / _ Look for this symbol to point out Important safety precautions . It means - - - ATTENTIONI ! ! Become alertll ! Your safety is involved . A _ CAUTION : Always disconnect spark • Thoroughly inspect the area where the Edger / Trimmer is to be used and remove plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug to prevent accidental all foreign objects . starting when setting - up , transporting , FUEL SAFETY adjusting or making repairs . • Handle fuel with care ; it is highly flam - BEFORE USE mable . • Use an approved container . • Read the owner's manual carefully . Be • Check fuel supply before each use , thoroughly familiar with the controls and allowing space for expansion as the heat the proper use of the Edgar / Trimmer . of the eng _ e and / or sun can cause fuel to Know how to stop the Edger / Trimmer and expand . disengage the controls quickly . • Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care . • Do not operate the Edger / Trimmer Never fill fuel tank indoors , Replace fuel without wearing adequate outer gar - tank cap securely and wipe up spilled ments . Wear footwear that will improve fuel . footing on slippery surfaces . • Never remove the fuel tank cap or add • Keep the area of operation clear of all fuel to a running or hot engine . persons , particularly small children and • Never store fuel or Edger / Trimmer with pets . fuel in the tank inside a building where 2
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water and space heaters , clothes dryers , fumes may reach an open flame . and the like . Allow the engine to cool OPERATING SAFETY before storing in any enclosure . • Never allow children or young teenagers • Keep the Edger / Trimmer in safe working to operate the Edger / Trimmer . Keep them condition . Check all fasteners at frequent away while it is operating . Never allow intervals for proper tightness . adults to operate the Edger / Trimmer REPAIR / ADJUSTMENTS SAFETY without proper instruction . • After striking a foreign object , stop the • Do not operate this machine if you are ertgine ( motor ) . Remove the wire taking drugs or other medication which can cause drowsiness or affect your spark plug , and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental starting . ability to operate this machine . • Do not use this machine if you are Thoroughly inspect the Edger / Trimmer for any damage , and repair the damage mentally or physically unable to operate before restarting and operating it . this machine safely . • Always wear safety glasses or eye • If Edger / Trimmer should start to vibrate abnormally , stop engine ( motor ) and shields during operation or while perform - check immediately for the cause . ing an adjustment or repair to protect your eyes from foreign objects that may Vibration is generally a warning of trouble . be thrown from the Edger / Trimmer . • Do not put hands or feet near or under • Stop the blade whenever you leave the rotating parts . operating position . Also , disconnect the • Exercise extreme caution when operating spark plug wire before unclogging the on or crossing gravel drives , walks , or blades and when making any repairs , roads . Stay alert for hidden hazards or adjustments , or inspections . traffic . • When cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or shut off the engine and make certain all falling . moving parts have stopped . • Never operate the Edger / Trimmer without • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is running except when proper guards , plates , or other safety protective devices in place . specifically recommended by the manu - facturer . • Never operate the Edger / Trimmer at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces . / _ WARNING : The engine exhaust Look behind and use care when backing . from this product contains chemicals known • Never allow bystanders near the Edged Trimmer . to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . • Keep children and pets away while operating . / _ WARNING : This unit is equipped • Never operate the Edger / Trimmer without with an internal combustion engine and good visibility or light . should not be used on or near any unim - • Do not run the engine indoors . The proved forest - covered , brush - covered or exhaust fumes are dangerous , containing CARBON MONOXIDE , an ODORLESS grass - covered land unless the engine's ex - and DEADLY GAS . haust system is equipped with a spark ar - • Take all possible precautions when rester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should leaving the Edger / Trimmer unattended . be maintained in effective working order by Stop the engine . the operator . • Do not overload the Edger / Trimmer capacity by attempting to edge too deep In the state of'California the spark arrester at too fast a rate . is required by law ( Section 4442 of the Cali - SAFE STORAGE fornia Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws • Always refer to the owner's manual apply on federal lands . A spark arrester / instructions for important details if the muffler is available through your nearest Edger / Trimmer is to be stored for an Craftsman Authorized Service Center ( See extended period . REPAIR PARTS section in this manual ) . • Never store the Edger / Trimmer with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present such as
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Parts packed separately in carton ( not shown full size ) 1 - Owner's Manual ( not shown ) 1 - Container SAE30 oil ( 1 ) - Hair Pin , / _ CAUTION : Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while assembling Edger / Trimmer . The figure to the right shows the Edger / Trimmer completely assembled . References to the right or left hand side of the Edger / Trimmer are from the viewpoint of the operator's position behind the unit . TO REMOVE EDGER / TRIMMER FROM CARTON • Remove the bottle of oil and parts bag from the carton . • Cut down all four corners of the carton . • Remove packing material on Edger / Trimmer . • Loosen T - knobs and raise handle to operator's position allowing control rod to swing freely . • Tighten T - knobs . T - knobs should be to the outside of the handles as shown in figure below . • Insert end of control rod left to right through the hole in the quill support arm . Attach with hair pin found in parts bag . See figure below . • ' _ ' " Hair Pin Control Rod T - Knob ' ! _ =
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Whentheclutchleverisin NEU - , , I CHECKLIST TRAL , the quillsupportarmshouldbe - Before you operate and enjoy your new becloseto thespacerandscrew Edger / Trimmer , we wish to assure that you hindit asshowninfigurebelow . receive the best performance and satisfac - tion from this quality product . PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING Quill CH ECKLIST : Suppor _ t , I All assembly instructions have been completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . 4 " All fasteners have been tightened . While learning how to use your Trimmer , pay extra important items : , / ' , I Engine oil is at proper level . , I , / " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clea I'egular Unleaded gasoline . , / , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate controls before starting engine . KNOW YOUR EDGER / TRIMMER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EDGER / TRIMMER . Compare the illustrations with your EDGER / TRIMMER to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Fast Slow Stop Primer Button Bladerd Gua Throttle VIEW OF BLADE AREA " _ Starter _ Handl _ Wheel Adjustable Wheel 5
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seconds between each push . Throttle Control - Used to control the en - • Do not use primer button to restart a gine speed . warm engine after a short shutdown . Primer Button - Injects fuel directly into the carburetor manifold for faster starts . TO USE THE CLUTCH LEVER Starter Handle - The engine on this Edger / • Start the engine and move the clutch Trimmer is equipped with an easy pull recoil lever forward or down to engage the starter . cutting blade . Clutch Lever - Used to start and stop the • Select the edging depth you need . blade and control the depth of cut . There are 5 selections up to approxi - Blade Guard - Used to prevent stones or mately 2 - 3 / 4 inches deep . other material from being thrown at the op - IMPORTANT : If very deep edging is erator . required , we recommend that a shal - Index Lever - Permits adjustment from the low cut be made first , then cuts at edging ( vertical ) position to trimming ( hori - greater depths until the desired depth zontal ) position . To change position , pull the is obtained . index lever and rotate the quill assembly to TO USE THE INDEX LEVER the desired angle or position . ( TRIMMING OPERATION ) Adjustable Rear Wheel - Right rear wheel is adjustable to level Edger / Trimmer when • Stop engine and disconnect the spark edging along a curb ( curb - hopping ) . plug wire from the spark plug . Adjustable Front Wheel - Front wheel is • Loosen the knob shown in figure below on the front wheel arm and slide the adjustable from side - to - side for balance . Also , can be adjusted down for curb - hop - wheel all the way to the right side . ping . • Tighten the knob securely . HOW TO USE YOUR EDGER , / _ CAUTION : The front wheel must be in the extreme right position to prevent the / _ WARNING : The operation of this blade from striking wheel while in trimming Edger / Trimmer can result in foreign objects position . being thrown into the eyes , which can cause severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating the Edger / Trimmer . We recommend standard safety glasses or Wide Vision Safety Mask for over your glasses . TO STOP EDGER / TRIMMER • To stop the engine , make sure the clutch lever is all the way back or up and move the throttle control lever to the STOP Knob z _ osition . CAUTION : Never leave the Edger / Trimmer unattended while the engine is • Pull the index lever out of its notch as running . Always disengage the cutting blade shown below and position it in the and stop the engine . notch ma _ ked 90 ° . See figure on page 7 . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL • Reconnect the spark plug wire and • Run at full engine speed during normal start the engine . Move the clutch use . lever to the desired trimming height . 4 = • Push throttle control lever up to increase Z _ CAUTION : Never leave the Edger / speed ; down to decrease speed . Trimmer unattended while the engine is TO USE PRIMER BUTTON running . Prior to adjusting the wheels and / or indexing blade position , always disen - • Push primer button five times . See page 5 gage the cutting blade and stop the engine . figure for location . Wait about two
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• Reconnect the spark plug wire and start the engine . The depth of cut adjustment is the same as described in Edging Operation paragraph . • iK CAUTION : Keep away from the rotating blade . The blade can cause injury . BEFORE STARTING ENGINE PRE _ . USECHECK OF CONTROLS INDEX LEVER IN THE NOTCH MARKED " 90 " All controls should be checked for proper TO USE CURB - HOPPING FEATURE function before servicing or starting the The adjustable front and right rear wheel engine . feature permit the Edger / Trimmer to be • Move the clutch lever into all six used on an uneven surface such as a curb positions in the selector plate . Make as shown in figure below . sure the clutch lever snaps into all six holes . • Stop the engine and disconnect the • Return the clutch lever to the rearmost spark plug wire from the spark plug . • Loosen the knob on the front wheel arm hole in the selector plate . bracket and slide the wheel to the best FILIJADD OIL : position to clear the curb and balance the This Edger / Trimmer was shipped with a 20 unit . ounce container of SAE30 motor oil . This • Tighten the knob securely . oil must be added to the engine before • Using the curb height adjust lever , lower operating . Remove the oil fill cap / dipstick the front wheel to a position that places to fill the crankcase . DO NOT OVERFILL . the Edger / Trimmer level with the left rear wheel on the uneven curb surface . NOTE : Engine may already contain some residual oil . Check frequently when filling • Loosen tee knob on the inside right rear the crankcase . of the main frame that secures the wheel support rod as shown below . OIL RECOMMENDATIONS • Slide the rear wheel down until the Edger / Trimmer is level when the left Only use high quality detergent oil rated wheel is on the curb . with API service classification SG . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to • Tighten the knob securely . your expected operating temperature . A { though mu { ti - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 , etc . ) improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32 ° F . Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil . Blade Knob Tee Knob Colder < < 32 ° F _ > > Warmer ] ( Behind _ Wheel ) , " - w3 " o t - - 3o " { TO ADD ENGINE OIL • Place the Edger / Trimmer on a level Wheel surface . • Remove the oil fill cap / dipstick . • Fill the engine crankcase , poudng slowly . DO NOT OVERFILL . For approximate capacity see PRODUCT SPECIFICA - Rod Adjust Lever TIONS chart in this manual .
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place ; never in the house . Never buy more • Reinstall the oil fill cap / dipstick and than a 30 day supply of gasoline to assure tighten securely . • Check oil before each use . Add if volatility . Gasoline is intended to be used as needed . a fuel for internal combustion engines therefore , do not use gasoline for any other • Change oil every 25 operating hours purpose . Since many children like the smell thereafter . of gasoline , keep it out of their reach because the fumes are dangerous to inhale , as well as being explosive . A WARNING : Experience indicates Oil Fill Cap / that alcohol blended fuels called gasohol or Dipstick using methanol can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer . Drain fuel tank , start engine and let it run until fuel lines and carburetor FILL GAS are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See NOTICE : ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTI - Storage Instructions for additional informa - FIED TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA tion . Never use engine or carburetor AND US EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS cleaner products in the fuel tank or perma - FOR ULGE ENGINES : Are certified to nent damage may occur . operate on regular unleaded gasoline . TO START THE ENGINE Include the following emission control Before starting the engine , be sure you system ( s ) : EM , TWC ( if so equipped ) . have read and understood all the instruc - Include any user adjustable features - tions on the preceding pages . The Edger / therefore no other adjustments are needed . Trimmer is equipped with a recoil starter . Fill the fuel tank with clean , fresh , unleaded The operation of the engine is controlled by regular , unleaded premium , or reformulated the throttle control lever . automotive gasoline only . DO NOT use • Pull the clutch lever all the way back or leaded gasoline . Be sure that the container up to the rearmost hole to raise and you pour the gasoline from is clean and free disengage the blade . from dust or other foreign particles . Never • Move the throttle control lever , see figure use gasoline that may be stale from long on page 5 to the FAST position . periods of storage in the container . • Push primer button five times , see figure / _ CAUTION " Never fill the gas tank on page 5 . Wait about two seconds 4 _ wT = iirethe engine is running or hot . between each push . Immediately wipe oft any spilled gasoline NOTE : Do not use primer button to before attempting to start the engine . restart a warm engine after a short shutdown . an , _ CAUTION : Gasoline is flammable • To start engine , grasp the engine starter caution must be used when handling or handle firmly with your right hand . storing it . Do not fill fuel tank while Edger / • Hold the edger handle firmly with your Trimmer is running , hot , or when in an left hand . enclosed area . Keep away from open • Pull up sherply on the recoil starter flame , electrical spark , and do not smoke handle . DO NOT allow the starter rope to while filling the fuel tank . Never fill fuel tank snap back , let it rewind slowly while completely ; but fill the tank to within 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 holding the starter handle . If engine fails inch from the top to provide space for to start after three pulls , push primer expansion of fuel . Always fill fuel tank button two times and pull starter rope outdoors and use a funnel or spout to again . prevent spilling . Make sure to wipe up any • When the engine starts . Push throttle spilled fuel before starting the engine . Store control lever up to increase speed ; down gasoline in a clean , approved container , to decrease speed . Run at full engine and keep the cap in place on the container . speed during normal use . Keep gasoline in a cool , well ventilated
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plug wire , and remove the packed debris NOTE : Thecuttingbladespeedis before continuing to edge . controlledbythe enginespeed . Topush reducethe cuttingbladespeed , • If very deep edging is required , we downonthe throttlecontrollever . To recommend that a shallow cut be made increasethe bladespeed , pushthe first , then cuts at greater depth until the throttlecontrolleverup . desired depth is obtained . • Uniform edging can be performed when • Tostopthe engine , make sure the clutch the blade guide rides o _ and against the lever is all the way back or up and move the throttle control lever to the STOP surface which you are edging . position . • Edging can be customized by varying the number of passes and by the distance CAUTION : Never run the engine your blade is from the surface you are indoors or in a poorly ventilated area . edging . Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide , PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS an odorless and deadly gas . Keep hands , feet , hair and loose clothing away from any Horse Power : 4.0 moving parts on the engine or Edger / Trimmer . Avoid the muffler and surrounding Displacement : 9.52 cu . in . ( 156 cc ) areas . Temperatures may exceed 150 ° F . EDGING TIPS Gasoline Capacity : 2.0 qt . ( unleaded ) • Edging is best performed when conditions are dry . If the soil is to wet , dirt becomes Lubrication : 20 oz . SAE - 30W packed in and around the blade causing premature belt wear and decreased performance . Spark Plug : Champion C J - 8 or • If dirt does become packed around the Equivalent blade , stop the engine , remove the spark CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES SERVICE SCHEDULE SERVICE RECORDS DATES Fill in dates as After Before Fre - Every Every Every Begin Before you complete First Each quently 5 10 25 Each Storage regular service 2 Use Hours Hours Hours Season Hours Lubricate all Pivot Points LubricateWheel Axles _ ' v " Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Replace Air Cleaner Filter Check Spark Plug Check Drive Belt = I Tighten All Screws and Nuts Check Blade Wear / Damage Lubricate quill rod / tube GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this Edger / Trimmer does must maintain the Edger / Trimmer as in - structed in this manual . The above chart is not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive provided to assist the operator in propedy full value from the warranty , the operator maintaining the Edger / Trimmer .
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LUBRICATION • After each 25 hours of use of your Edger / e _ , _ l _ ' urn cover to the left Trimmer , apply light machine oil to all r _ j f ( counterclockwise ) moving parts , particularly the wheels • • _ _ , to remove • The oil in the engine crankcase must be Flange changed after each 25 hours of use thereafter . See OIL RECOMMENDA - TIONS in OPERATIONAL section in this Retainer manual . Slot TO CHANGE OIL Tab • Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug . Turn cover to the right • Remove the oil drain plug as shown be - ( cLockwise ) to install low and drain the oil into a flat pan . • After draining all the oil , reinstall the oil Z _ CAUTION : Never run the engine drain plug securely . without the air cleaner element installed . A NOTE : The oil will drain more freely when defective air cleaner can result in loss of the engine is warm . engine power and can cause excessive VIEW FROM REAR wear or damage to the engine components if dirt or dust is permitted to enter the engine through the carburetor . A damaged air cleaner , or one that is clogged with dust or dirt should be replaced immediately . SPARK PLUG Clean the spark plug and reset the gap periodically . Before removing spark plug , clean the area around its base to prevent dirt from entering into the engine . Replace the spark plug if the electrodes are pitted or Oil Plug burned or if the porcelain is cracked . Clean AIR CLEANER the spark plug by carefully scraping the electrodes with a knife or screwdriver ( do Replace the filter once a year ; more often not sand blast or use a wire brush ) . Be sure under dusty or dirty conditions . DO NOT the spark plug is clean and free of foreign attempt to clean or oil the air filter . material . Check the electrodes gap with a To install a new air filter , do the following : wire feeler gauge and reset to . 030 inches if • Disconnect the spark plug wire from the necessary . If a new spark plug is needed , refer to the PRODUCT SPECIFICATION on spark plug . page 9 for the proper replacement spark • Turn the cover as shown below to the left counterclockwise and remove the cover plug . and the air filter from the flange . Before reinstalling the spark plug , coat the • Discard the air filter . threads lightly with graphite or light oil to insure easy removal . Tighten the spark plug • Clean the cover and the flange thor - firmly into the engine . If a torque wrench is oughly • available , torque the spark plug to 15 foot - • Insert the new air filter into the cover . pounds . • Push the cover firmly against the flange and turn it to the right clockwise as far as CAUTION : Always stop the engine it will go as shown in figure below . Be and disconnect the spark plug wire before sure the retainers are locked around the making any repairs to the Edger / Trimmer . flange . • Reconnect the spark plug wire . 10
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V - BELT REPLACEMENT Your Craftsman Edger / Trimmer is equipped with a V - belt made of a special compound . If the belt becomes worn or breaks replace it with an original equipment belt as shown in the Repair Parts section of this manual . Never use a substitute . Be _ uard Screw • Disconnect the spark plug wire . • Put the clutch lever back or up to release the tension from the belt . • Remove the two top screws from the engine pulley cover as shown in figure below and remove the cover . Make sure BeltGuard you do not lose the spacer on the rear Guard screw . _ BLADE REPLACEMENT The cutting blade is subject to wear and Spacer damage such as nicks and dents . This will not generally affect its function . This blade is specially designed to not re - quire sharpening . Do not attempt to sharpen Pulley this blade . The blade is reversible . If the nicks and dents are excessive , remove the Be _ t blade , turn it around and reinstall . This will provide a fresh cutting edge . The blades should be replaced if both sides are worn and damaged . A _ CAUTION : When removing or tight - ening the blade nut , always use the method Control shown in figure below . The holding wrench Lever must always be positioned on the nut be - Engir Stopacer Pu _ ey Cover Sp hind the cutting blade . Engine Pulley Cover Screws • Loosen the screw securing the belt guide as shown above to the engine . Then swing the belt guide away from the belt . • Remove the two screws from the belt Blade guard as shown in next figure . / K CAUTION : Do not attempt to • Remove the belt from the engine and quill sharpen this blade . Sharpening could dam - assembly pulleys and install the new belt . age it and cause it to break , which may fur - • Install and secure front belt guard . ther result in injury to yourself or a by - • Secure the belt guide loosened earlier . stander . • Reinstall the engine pulley cover and To replace the blade , do the following : reconnect the spark plug wire . • Disconnect sparkplug wire . • Remove the 1 / 2 - 20 Iocknut shown in next figure securing the blade to the drive shaft . 11
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• Start the engine and let it warm up . • Remove the blade . • Set the throttle control to FAST . Adjust • Install the new blade and reinstall nut . the high speed adjusting screw in until Tighten the nut securely to 40 - 45 ft . Ibs . the engine speed or sound alters . Adjust • Reconnect the spark plug wire . the screw out until the engine speed sound alters . Note the difference between TO ADJUST CARBURETOR the two limits and set the screw in the The carburetor shown below has been pre - middle of the range . set at the factory and readjustment should • If the engine tends to stall under load or not be necessary . However , if the carbure - not accelerate from low speed to high tor does need to be adjusted , proceed as speed properly , adjust the high speed screw out in 1 / 8 turn in _ : rements until the follows : problem is resolved . • Let the engine run undisturbed for 30 seconds between each setting to allow the engine to react to the previous adjustments . IMPORTANT : Never tamper the engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can L _ Ac jUstSincgrew lose finger tight be dangerous . If you think the engine - only ) governed high speed needs adjusting , contact your nearest Craftsman Service • Close the high speed adjusting screw by Center , which has the proper equipment hand . and experience to make any necessary • Do not over - tighten . adjustments . • Then open it 1 - 1 / 4 to 1 - 1 / 2 turns . Z _ CAUTION : Never store your Edged IMPORTANT : A yearly checkup or tune - Trimmer indoors or in an enclosed , poorly up by a Craftsman Service Center is a ventilated area . If gasoline remains in the good way of ensuring that your Edged tank , fumes may reach an open flame , Trimmer will provide maximum perfor - mance for the next season . spark or pilot light from a furnace , water ENGINE heater , clothes dryer , cigarette , etc . EDGER / TRIMMER IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel • Clean the Edger / Trimmer thoroughly ; system parts such as the carburetor , fuel remove all debris and wipe the unit dry . filter , fuel hose , or tank during storage . • Inspect the Edger / Trimmer for worn or Also , experjence indicates that alcohol - damaged parts and tighten all loose blended fuels called gasohol or using hardware . ethanol or methanol can attract moisture • Oil all points described in the Lubrication which leads to separation and formation of paragraph in the Maintenance section of acids during storage . Acidic gas can this manual . damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . • Store the Edger / Trimmer in a protected area and cover for additional protec - To prevent engine damage ( if Edger / tion . Trimmer is not used for more than 30 days ) follow the steps on next page . 12
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oil from the crankcase could enter the • To remove gasoline , run the engine until the tank is empty and the engine cylinder , causing a service problem . stops . You can keep your engine in good operating condition during storage by : • If you do not want to remove gasoline a fuel stabilizer ( such as Craftsman fuel • Changing oil . stabilizer No . 33500 ) may be added to • Lubricating the piston / cylinder area . any gasoline left in the tank to minimize This can be done by first removing the gum deposits and acids . If the tank is spark plug and squirting clean engine almost empty , mix stabilizer with fresh oil into the spark plug hole . Then cover gasoline in a separate container and add the spark plug hole with a rag to absorb some to the tank . Always follow instruc - oil spray . Next , rotate the engine by tions on stabilizer container . Then run pulling the starter two or three times . engine at least 10 minutes after stabilizer Finally , reinstall spark plug and attach is added to allow mixture to reach spark plug wire . carburetor . Store Edger / Trimmer in a safe place . See CAUTION under STORAGE on page 12 . • Store the Edger / Trimmer in the wheels - down , operating position . If the Edger / Trimmer is stored in any other position , TROUBLE CAUSE CORRECTION Difficult starting Stale fuel Drain fuel tank . Fill with fresh fuel or Defective spark plug Clean and re - gap spark plug Clogged fuel line Replace fuel filter Engine runs erratic Blocked fuel line or empty fuel tank Clean fuel line ; check gas tank Carburetor out of adjustment Have carburetor adjusted Fouled spark plug Clean and adjust gap Clogged air cleaner Tap clean or replace air cleaner Jammed due to foreign object I Clear obstruction Cutting blade fails to turn Loose blade ! Tighten blade retaining nut Defective belt Replace V - belt Defective quill bearings Replace the quill assembly Blade fails to cut Damaged or worn blade Reverse blade or replace blade properly Excessive Loose parts Stop engine immediately ; tighten vibration air bolts . If vibration continues , take the unit into the nearest Craftsman Service Center 13
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CRAFTSMAN 9 " - 4 H . P . EDGER / TRIMMER 536.772300 ENGINE ASSEMBLY Note : Always use original equipment All unnumbered items are pads . Use of service / replacement partsother than original parts may void interchangeable with opposite side your warranty . REF . REF . PART NO . PART NAME NO . NO . PART NO . PART NAME 331281 - 848 40 Cover , Engine Pulley 4 HP 143.984001 10 ENGINE 181624 Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x3.00 HHC 41 ( See Engine pages ) 42 315095 Spacer , Sleeve 12 47792 Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.00TAP . 335x . 431 x2 . 50 20 314781 Pulley , Half V3L 173030 43 Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x3.75 22 181608 Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x 1.00 HHC 44 308237 Spacer , . 3221D . 562 OD 24 120638 Washer , SPTLK 45 315095 Spacer , Sleeve . 328x . 60x . 09 . 335x . 431x2.50 26 45602 Washer , Flat . 333x . 87x . 11 c . 323534 - 848 8O Frame , Assy Edger 29 32668 Belt , V 4L 32.60LG 308154 - 848 81 Strap 313011 30 Screw and Washer Assy Owner's Manual ENG / SP 711943 32 51600 Guide , Belt 323095E 14
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CRAFTSMAN 9 " - 4 H . P . EDGER / TRIMMER 536.772300 BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY 1 2 / . ¸ ¸ ¸ 4 332247E REF . NO . PART NO . PART NAME 1 331O76 - 848 Blade Guard 2 57072 Carr . Bolt 5 / 16 - 18x . 63 4 710205 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Wdfllk 5 326748 - 848 Guide , Belt Front 6 710264 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20x . 50 Tap 8 53405 - 848 Cover , Quill Pulley 9 710271 Screw , 10 - 16x . 50 FRONT WHEEL BRACKET ASSEMBLY 156 331765E 159 REF . REF . I NO . PART NO . PART NAME NO . PART NO . PART NAME 150 339299 - 84 _ Arm , Front Wheel 158 22265 Flatwasher . 515xl . 38x . 119 151 740132 Rod , FrontMount 159 45905 Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 Hwdfllk Mack 152 338614 Pushnut , Washer 160 51333 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x . 63 153 325892 Washer , Plastic 161 331394 - 848 Plate , Height Adjust Quad 154 331421 Spacer , Height Adjust 163 339388 Knob , W / 5 / 16 - 18 Stud 155 332002 Pin , Spring . 187Diax1.50L _ 164 710205 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Wdfllk 156 331419 Lever , Height Adjust 157 20252 Knob , Rectangle
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CRAFTSMAN9 " - 4H.P . EDGER / TRIMMER 536.772300 CURB HOPPER ASSEMBLY 184 183 172 , 323179D REF . NO . PARTNO . PART NAME 170 i6842 Bracket , Curb Hop Mnt 171 180077 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x , 75 172 1498 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Reghexctrlk 180 126380 Carr . Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18x2.00 1181 8082 Clevis 182 45222 Spacer , Slev . 356x . 63x1,01 Flatwasher . 344x . 69x . 065 183 120393 184 13627 Knob , T 185 120376 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Reghex 186 310896 Rod , Wheel Support BLADE ASSEMBLY 323 - 321 325 311 310 305 323129C REF . REF . NO . PART NO . PART NAME NO . PART NO . PART NAME 300 120396 321 338070 Flatwasher , . 531x1.06x . 095 Quill Assembly , Lrg Suppt . 301 338656 - 848 322 308466 Index Lever Quill Suppt . Assy . 302 308254 Shoulder Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 308155 323 Torsion Spring 305 780072 325 1498 Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 Reghexctdk iNut , 5 / 16 - 18 Reghexctrlk 310 308243 22265 Deflector , Rubber 329 Flatwasher , . 515xl . 38x . 119 311 710271 308344 - 853 330 Screw , 10 - 16x . 50 Tap Blade Edger 320 51603 331 46023 Nut , 1 / - 20 Wdfl Compression Spring
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CRAFTSMAN 9 " - 4H.P . EDGER / TRIMMER 536.772300 HANDLE ASSEMBLY REF . NO . PART NO . PART NAME 720 74012 % 853 Lower Handle 750 721 1498 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Reghexctdk 722 51333 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x . 63 424 315288 Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18xl . 75 CUH 425 671294 Knob , Wing 5 / 16 - 18 Nut 750 580292 - 853 Control Rod 751 36368 Hair Pin . 072Diax1.13Lg 754 36368 Hair Pin . 072Diax1.13Lg 343718A 721 UPPER HANDLE ASSEMBLY 743 731 I ! 739 725 738 REF NO . PART NO . PART NAME 725 740147 Upper Handle & Foam 731 310052 - 853 Plate Selector 732 180024 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20xl . 25 735 782585 ° Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 Reghexctrlk 737 310050 - 853 Handle , Depth Adjust 738 180081 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18xl . 25 739 25644 Spring 740 I 1498 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Reghexctdk 741 56924 Gdp , Hand 743 310053 Stud 745 1499 Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 Reghexctrlk 323136F 17
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CRAFTSMAN 9 " - 4 H . P . EDGER 536.772300 TIRES ASSEMBLY lO8 105 ! 116 117 REF . 11 NO . PART NO . PART NAME 103 41529 11o Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 Hxctrlkjam 105 310715 Spacer , Slev . 390x . 70x . 70 106 310716 Bolt , HHSH 3 / 8 - 16 108 336545 Tire & Rim 8xl . 75 109 180113 Screw 5 / 16 - 18x3.00 114 110 120393 Washer , Flat . 344x . 69x . 065 111 710205 Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 Wdfllk 113 51887 Spacer , Slev 114 336546 Tire & Rim 7xl . 50 116 336545 Tire & Rim 8xl . 75 117 2968 Washer , Flat . 504x . 75x . 059 118 121222 Pin , Cotter . 090Diax . 75Lg 343720A DECALS REF . NO . PART NO . PART NAME 820 712114 Decal , Recoil Cover 821 69711 Decal , Information Danger 822 " Reference Only 823 711737 Decal , 4.0HP Engine 824 402881 Decal , Angle Indicator 825 312548 Decal , Quadrant Selector 826 333874 Decal , Blade Cover 343717A 826 I 18
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER : 143.984001 Carburetor No . 640049 17 II 30 31 _ - - 37 REF , PART NO . NO . PART NAME 0 640049 Carburetor I ( Incl . 164 of Engine Parts List ) 1 631615 Throttle Shaft & Lever Ass'y . 2 631767 Throttle ReturnSpring , _ : 37 4 631184 Dust Seal Washer 5 631183 Dust Seal ( Throttle ) 6 631036 Throtter Shutter 7 650506 Shutter Screw 16 632164 Fuel Fittingrack 17 650417 Throttle C Screw / Idle Speed Screw 25 18 630766 Tension Spring 20 640018 Idle RestdctorScrew 20A 640053 Idle Restr _ ctorScrew Cap 25 Float Bowl 1631867 27 631024 Float Shaft 28 632019 Float 29 631028 4O Folat Bowl " O " Ring , 30 631021 Inlet Needle , Seat Clip ( inc131 ) 31 631022 Spring Clipulb / 35 36045A Primer B Retainer Ring 36 632745 Main Nozzle Tube 37 632547 " O " Ring , Main Nozzle Tube 40 640050 High Speed Bowl Nut 44 27110 Bowl Nut Washer 47 630748 Welch Plug , idler Mixture Well 48 631027 Welch Plug Atmospheric Vent
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER : 143.984001 4262 370C " - , . 285 238 " - , , _ ' _ / _ 241 . _ ' n 370K
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• CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER : 143.984001 i REF . REF , NO . PART NO . PART NAME NO . PART NO PART NAME 1 36560 Cylinder ( Incl . 2,20,72 & 125 ( RJ17LM ) 2 26727 Dowel Pin 150 31672 Valve Spring 14 28277 Washer 151 31673 Valve Spring aCapsket 15 31334 Governo Rod 169 " 27234A Valve Cover G 16 31336 Governor Lever 170 27666 Breather Bodyment 17 31335 Governor Lever Clamp 171 31410 Breather Ele 18 651018 Screw , 8 - 32 x 19 / 64 " 172 ' 34146 Valve Cover 19 34593 Extension Spring 173 32447 Breather Tube 20 32600 Oil Seal 173A 32446 Breather Tube Gommet 25 36552 Blower Housing Baffle 174 650783 Screw 10 - 24 x 3 / 4 " ( Incl . 262 ) 178 29752 Nut & Lock Washer 1 / 4 - 28 25A 35883 Baffle Extension 179 30593 Retainer Clip28 26 650802 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 18 " 182 6201 Screw 1 / 4 - x 7 / 8 " 26A 650926 Screw , 8 - 32 x 21 / 64 " 184 * 26756 Carburetor to intake 30 35902 Crankshaft Pipe Gasket 40 40020 Piston , Pin & Ring Set ( std ) 185 36703 Intake Pipe 40 40021 Piston , Pin & Ring Set ( Inc . 182 , 184,224 ) ( 0.010 OS ) 186 31341 Governor Link 41 40018 Piston & Ring Assy 200 36677 Control Bracket ( Incl . ( Std ) ( Inc143 ) 203 thru 209A ) 41 40019 Piston & Pin Assy 203 31342 Compression Spdng ( . 010 " OS ) Inc143 204 651029 Screw , Torx T - 10 , 42 40022 Ring Set ( Std ) 5 - 40 x 7 / 1 " 6 " 42 40023 Ring Set ( , 010 " OS ) 206 610973 Terminal 43 20381 Piston Pin Retain Ring 209 650139 Screw 8 - 32 x 1 / 2 " 45 30963B Connecting Rod Assy 209A 30322 Lock Nut 8 - 32 ( Inc146 & 49 ) 215 32410 Control Knob 46 32610A Connecting Rod Bolt 223 650451 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 48 27241 Valve Lifter 224 " 26754A Intake Pipe Gasket / 49 28594 Oil Dipper 238 650932 Screw 10 - 32 x 49 64 " 5O 32197A Camshaft ( MCR ) 239 * 34338 Air Cleaner Gasket 60 29745 Blower Housing Ext . 241 35797 Air Cleaner Collar 65 650128 Screw , 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 " 245 35066 Air Cleaner Filter 69 * 27677A Cylinder Cover Gasket 250 35065 Air Cleaner Cover 7O 34863A Cylinder Cover 260 35585 Blower Housingx ( Incl 75 thru 83 , 311 ) 262 650737 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 1 / 2 " 72 27642 Oil Drain Plug 275 40000 Muffler 75 26208 Oil Seal 277 650988 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 - 5 / 16 " 80 30574A Governor Shaft . 285 36467A Starter Cup 81 30590A Washer _ 287 650926 Screw 8 - 32 x 21 / 64 " 82 30591 Governor Gear Assy 290 29774 Fuel Line ( Incl 81 ) 292 26460 Fuel Line Clamp 83 30588A Governor Spool 298 650665 Screw , t / 4 - 15 x 7 / 8 " 86 $ 50488 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 300 35591 Fuel Tank ( In 292 & 301 ) 89 610961 Flywheel Key 301 36246 Fuel CapTube 90 611195 Flywheel 305 35554 Oil Fill 92 B50815 Belleville Washer 307 35499 " O " Ring 93 650816 Flywheel Nut 308 35539 Fill Tube Clip 100 34443A Solid State Ignition 310 35582 Dipstick 102 651024 Solid State 313 34080 Spacer Mounting Stud 339 28212 SpacerTank 103 551007 Screw , Torx T - 15 , 340 35926 Fuel Bracket 10 - 24 x 15 / 16 " 342 650751 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 16 " 110 35182 Ground Wire 345 32664 Baffle Heat 119 * 36437 Cylinder Head Gasket 370A 3626 _ Lubrication Decal 120 36438 Cylinder Head ( Inc . 130 ) 370B 35703 Control Decal 125 36471 Exhaust Valve ( Std ) 370C 36861 Primer Decal ( Inc1 . 151 ) 370K 36695 Starter Decal 125 36472 Exhaust Valve ( 1 / 32 " OS ) 380 640049 Carburetor ( Inc1184 ) ( Inc1151 ) 390 0 590732 Rewind Starter 126 29314B Intake Valve ( Std ) ( Ine1151 ) 40O 36439 Gasket Set 126 29315C Intake Valve ( 1 / 32 " OS ) Includes items marked * ( Inc1151 ) 416 35085 Spark Arrestor Kit 130 650694A Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 " Incl 417 ( Opt ) 130A 6021A Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 " 417 650760 Screw . 8 - 32x3 / 8 " < Oot _ 132 650708 Washer 0This engine could have been built with 135 33636 Resistor Spark Plug 590738starter . 21
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER : 143.984001 Starter No . 590732 mll REF PART 13 NO . NO . PART NAME 590732 Rewind Starter 1 590599A Spring Pin ( Incl . 4 ) 2 590600 Washerer 3 590696 Retain 4 590601 Washer 5 590697 Brake Spring 6 590698 Starter Dog 7 590699 Dog SpringRewind 8 590700 Pulley & Sprg Assy 11 590695 Starter HousingAssy ( 40 ° grommet ) 12 590535 Starter Rope 13 590701 Starter Handle Starter No . 590738 ( optional ) _ 14 REF , PART NO , NO . PART NAME 12 590738 RewindStarter 3 590740 Retainer 590616 Starter nDogg 7 590617 Dog Spri 13 590618A Pulley & RewindSpring Ass _ ( _ : 11 590687A Starter HousingAssy 590535 , Starter Rope 13 590701 Starter Handle 590741 LockingTab II 111 - - 7 C _ _ _ ' n _ 22
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