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, , , , , , , . OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO . q17 . 254244 Caution : Read and Follow LT 12 HP ELECTRIC START All Safety Rules 6 SPEED - 38 " MOWER And instructions LA WN TRA CTOR Before Operating This Equipment ® Assembly ® Operation e Maintenance ® Repair and Adjustment ® Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co , Chicago , IL 60684 USA
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SAFETY RULES I Know the controls and how to stop quickly READ THIS 23 Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment . OPERA TOR ' 5 MANUAL end instructions furnished with a Use only approved drawbar hitch points , attachments , b Limit loads to those you can safely control 2 Do not allow children to operate the machine . Do not allow e , Do not turn sharply . Use care when backing . adults to operate it without proper instruction . d Use counterweight or wheel weights when suggested 3 _ Do not carry passengera Do not mow when childran and in the owner's manual . others # tie around . 24 . Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways . 4 o Always waarsubstantialfootweer _ Donot waarloose fit - 25 , When using any attachments , never direct discharge of tlng clothing that could get caught in moving parts , material toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the 5 . Keep your ayes and mind on your tractor , mower and the vehicle while in operation . area being cut , Do not let other interests distract you . 26 _ Handle gasoline with care - it is highly flammable ° 6 . Do not attempt to operate your tractor or mower when a . Use approved gasoline containers o not in the drivers seaL . b . Never remove the fuel cap of the fuel tank or add 7 _ Always get on or off your tractor from the operator's left gasoline to a running or hot engine or an engine that hand side ° has not been allowed to cool for several minutes after 8 . Cleat the work area of objects ( wire , rocks , etc3 which running , Never fill tank indoors , always clean up spill - might be picked up and thrown , ed gasoline . g . Disengage all attachment clutches before attempting to c . Open doors ff the engine is run in the garage - exhaust start the engine ° fumes ere dangerous ° Do not run the engine indoors . 100 Disengage power to attachments and stop the engine 2 7 ° Keep the vehicle and attachments in good operating con * before leaving the operator's position . dillon , and keep safety devices in place and working , ! I o Disengage power to mower , atop the engine and discon - 2 8 ° Keep all nuts , bolts and screws tight to be sure the equip * nect spark plug wire ( s / from spark plug ( s ) before clean - ment is in safe working condition , ing , making an adjustment or repair ° Be careful to avoid 29 . Never store the equipment with gasoline in the tank in . touching hot muffler or engine components . side a building where fumes may reach an open flame or 12 . Disengage power to attachments when transporting or not spark ° Allow the engine to cool before storing in any in use . enclosure , 13 . Take all possible precautions when leaving the vehicle un . 30 _ To reduce . fire hazard , keep the engine free of grass , leaves attended . Disengage the power - take - off , lower the at - or excessive grease . Do not clean product while engine tachments , shift into neutral , set the parking brake , stop is running = the engine and remove the key . 3 I , Except for adjustments ; DO NOT operate Engine if air 14 o Do not stop or start suddenly when going , uphill or cleaner or cover directly over carburetor air intake is downhill Mow up and down the face of slopes ( not removed . Removal of such part could create a fire hazard ° greater than 15 el ; never across the face . Refer to page 47 . 32 . Do not operate without a muffler or tamper with exhaust 15 _ Reduce speed on slopes and make turns gradually to pre - system _ Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could create vent tipping or loss of control Exercise extreme caution a fire hazard . Inspect periodically and replace ff necessary : when changing direction on slopes _ 33 The vehicle and attachments should be stopped and in - 16 , While going up or down slopes , place Gear Shift Control spected for damage after striking a foreign object and the Lever ln Ist gear posltion to negotiate the slope without damage should be repaired before restarting and operating stopping . the equipment ° 17 o Never mow in wet or slippery grass , when traction is Uno 34 Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed sure or at e speed which could cause a skid _ the engine ; severe damage or injury may result . t 8 . Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards . 35 When using the vehicle with mower ; proceed as follows ; Keep away from drop - offs _ a Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light , 19 , Do not drive too close to creeks , ditches and public b Shut the engine off when unclogging chute . highways . c _ Check the blade mounting bolts for proper tightness 20 . Exercise special care when mowing around fixed objects at frequent intervals . in order to prevent the blades from striking them Never 36 . Do not operate the mower without the deflector shield in deliberately run tractor or mower into or over any foreign place , objects 37 , Disengage power to mower before backing up . Do not 2 t Never shift gears until tractor comes to a stop . me w in reverse unless absolutely necessary and then on - 22 Never place hands or feet under the mower , in discharge ly after careful observation of the entire area behind the chute or near any moving parts while tractor or mower mower . are running , Always keep clear of discharge chute 38 . Under normal usage the grass catcher bag material is sub : ject to deterioration and wear It should be checked fre - quently for bag replacement Replacement bags should be checked to ensure compliance with the original manufacturer's recommendations or specifications LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO PO NT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . T MEANS - - ATTENTIONI BECOME ALERTI YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED _ CAUTION : LOOK FOR THIS WORD TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT PRECAUTIONS . ' , , , ' , , , THIS UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED ON OR NEAR ANY UNIMPROVED FOREST COVERED , BRUSH COVERED . OR GRASS MCOVEREDEET - LAND UNLESS THE ENGINE'S EXHAUST SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPARK ARRESTER ING 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 Cafifornia the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the Cafifornia Public Resources Code ) Other states may have st ) 77t ' iarfaws Fedet al laws app / y on federal lands Refet to the Repair Parts Section . page32 2
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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears Lawn Tractor It has been designed , engineered and manufactured SERIAL to give you the best possible dependability and performance . NUMBER Should you experience any problem you cannot easily rem - edy , please contact your nearest Sears Service Department DATE OF PURCHASE We have competent , well - trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this uniL THE SERIAL NUMBER WILL BE FOUND ON THE MODEL PLATE UNDER THE SEAT . MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product . YOU SHOULD RECORD THESE NLIMBERS See the nearest Sears store or service center for details . AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Read and retain this manual Study and observe the safety rules . Always use care when using your tractor . Always keep your tractor and mower clean _ Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for , and using your tractor . A well cared for tractor will run better and last longer . A TTA CHMEN TS This unit can use many attachments now available at your Sears store . It cannot use attachments that engage the ground lik , a plow , harrow , cultivator , or tiller LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT For two years from date of purchase , when this riding equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instruction in the owner's manual , Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship in this electric start ridino eouiom _ m This warranty excludes blade ( s ) , blade adapterls ) , spark pluglsl , air cleanerlsl and beltlel which are expen - dable and become worn during normal use This warranty does not cover : Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects tauch as nails , thorns , stumps or glass ) ; and repairs necessary because of operator at ] use or negligence , including the failure to maintain the equipment according to instructions contained in the owner's manual and riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes FULL 90 - DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For 90 days from the date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge . Sears will replace the battery at no charcle WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPART - MENT 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 , D / 698 - 731A , Sears Tower , Chicago , ! 1 60684 3
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INDEX A F P Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adjustments : Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 . . . . . . Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 Fuel : Paffs Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . - . 6 . . . . . . Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mower Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mower Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 R Front - to - Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Repa # and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 4 - 23 Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 5 . . . Throttle Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 H Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . Engine Valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hood Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 0 . Ak Filter Hood Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 0 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Motion Drive Belt Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 L Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Air Intake Screen , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Levelling Mower Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mower Drive Belt Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 8 Lubrication : Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 0 Chaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mower Adjustment Tractor Pivot Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Side4o - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 B Mower Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Battery : Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 M Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Maintenance : Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 S Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . Air Filter Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . Staffing with Weak Battery . . . . . . . 17 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Service Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 3 . . . Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Slope Guide Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 7 . . . . . . . Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 5 . . . . Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Belt : Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Speed Control Chaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 2 Motion Drive Replacement . . . . . . . 19 Lubrication Chaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Staffing the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Mower Drive Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . Mower Drive , Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Stopping the Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 0 . . . Mower : Remove ] Replace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 0 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 3 . . . . . . . . . Blade : Adjustment , Front - to - Rear . . . . . . . 2 . 3 Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 . . . . . . Adjustment , Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . 22 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 4 Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 T Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 . Throttle Control Cable Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cutting Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . . . . . . . . Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . C Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Trouble Shooting Chaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 5 . . Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Controls , Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cutting Level , Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 V Valves , Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . . . . . . E 0 Engine : Oil w Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 6 Cold Weather Conditions . . . . . . . . 16 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 6 . Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Wiring ( Schematic ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 7 OilLevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Oil Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 12 Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Operating Your Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Operating Your Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Valve Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Staffing the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Stopping Your Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tractor Operation on Hills . . . . . . . 12 4
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, Y 1 . Unpack Tractor 7 . Push Steering Sleeve down aligning notch on a Take items out of box , The box contains the items Steering Sleeve with tab on steering bushing 8 , Place steering wheel adapter on upper steering shown below shaft . 9 _ With front wheels pointed straight ahead , place b Cut down four corners of the carton with a utility steering wheel on steering wheel adapter Bars of knife and fold down sides steering wheel should point straight across tractor c Disengage Parking Brake 10 Place 2 - 1 / 4 " diameter washer on upper steer - ing shaft and install a 1 / 2 " Iocknut ( washer and d Install Steering Wheel Iocknut found in bag of parts ) . Tighten secure ly . 1 , Slide upper steering shaft over lower steering shaft until bolt holes line up with slots in lower 11 , Snap insert into steering wheel steering shaft ( Fig 11 _ e Remove plastic On tractor hood 2 Use two hex bolts 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 and two f Raise attachment lift handle , Iocknuts 3 / 8 - 16 to retain upper steering shaft to lower steering shaft . Tighten securely The operation of any tractor can result In 3 Position Steering Sleeve over steering shaft assembly _ foreign objects thrown Into the eyes , which 4 For easier assembly , tilt tube towards front of can result In severe eye damage . Always tractor . , wear safety glasses or eye shields before 5 Place bottom of Steering Sleeve over two front startlng yourtractor andwhlle movlng ° We prongs on steering bushing , recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for 6 Squeeze the two steering sleeve retainers inward over the spectacles or standard safety to allow Steering Sleeve to pass over retainers glasses , available at Sears Retail or Cata - log Stores . Parrs Bag Contents Nor Shown Full Size : . . . . . . . Iilll ! lt ! lilJ . _ illlllll ! littlllIIHIjlIIjH _ 12l Battery Carriage Bolls 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 • t / 2 Terrmnal Guard 15 ° Slope Insrrucfron 5heel 12l Keys @ Wheel Adapter ring b 5reefing wh _ l t j _ It t $ 1 ) , 1 _ C baffory 5 d b _ flel ¥ Bctd Battery Caps And Instructions Steering Wheel Inset ! l
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ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE LOCATION © BA T TER Y ( 2 ) Wing Nut _ 1 / 4 - 20 ( 21 Lockwasher , I / 4 Int / Ext Tooth m © BA TTER Y ( 2 ) Lockwasher 1 / 4 ( 2 ) Hex Bolt , I / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 / P _ TERMINALS © ( 2 ) Hex Nut , 1 / 4 - - 20 ( 2 ) Washer 9 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , SEAT Q ( J ) Lockwashet 1 / 2 ( 1 ) Hex Bolt , 1 / 2 - 13 x 1 Grade5 ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32x I - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( 1 ) Shoulder Bolt S / 16 - 18 ( I ) Washer 15 / 32x 1x 16 Ga . UPPER STEERING © SHAFT ( 2 ) Flex Locknut 3 / 8 - 16 ( 2 ) Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16x 1 - I / 4 STEERING WHEEL ( 1 ) Locknut , 1 / 2 - 20 " " Dia . Washer
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ASSEMBLY Toassembletractoryouwillneed : ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " Wrenches TirePressureGauge INSERT ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " Wrench Screwdriver 1 / 2 ( I ) 3 / 4 " wrench Utility Knife 2 1 / 4 DIA ( 2 ) 9 / 16 " wrenches NOTE : RIGHT HAND ( RH ) AND LEFT HAND ( L H ) ARE STEERING WHEEL DETERMINED FROM OPERATOR'S POSITION WHILE SEATED ON THE TRACTOR STEERING WHEEL UPPER ADAPTER WEAR EYE AND FACE SHIELD STE SHAFT WASH HANDS OR CLOTHING IM - MEDIATELY IF ACCIDENTALLY IN CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID DO NOT SMOKE ; FUMES FROM CHARGED BATTERY ACID ARE EXPLOSIVE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUD - _ CK NUTS ED WITH THE BATTERY VENT CAPS IN THE BAG OF PARTS AL - STEER } NG WAYS WEAR GLOVES , CLOTHING SHAFT AND GOGGLES TO PROTECT YOUR HANDS , SKIN AND EYES STEERIN ( BUSHING STEERING 2 , Prepare Battery STEERING Fill and charge battery ( before installing ) NOTE : SEE SPRING SLEEVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS PACKAGED WITH BATTERY RETAINER k VENT CAPS FOUND IN BAG OF PARTS FIGURE 1 SPRING a Fill each cell with battery acid Add the acid until 3 . Install Seat . it reaches the bottom of the vent tubes ( Fig 3 ) Do not add the acid beyond this / eve / or the addi - Seat position should be adjusted forward or backward so tional acid can come out when the battery is that the operator can comfortably reach Clutch / Brake charged Pedal and safely operate tractor . b After cells are rifled , tilt battery from side to side to release air bubbles . , Place seat on seat pan Screw hex head machine c Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty a _ screw , Iockwasher and flat washer into seat ( Fig minutes If the level of acid falls below the point 2 ) Screw shoulder bolt and flat washer into seat described in step ( a ) , add more acid until the correct ( Fig 2 ) Machine screw , shoulder bolt and flat level is reached Instafl the battery caps , found in the washers found in bag of parts ( shown full size bag of parts , to cover the vent tubes Wash the top of on page 6 ) the battery with water to remove any acid , then wipe Tighten shoulder bolt and flat washer using a dry 1 / 2 " " wrench d Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no Tighten machine screw , [ ockwasher and flat damage has occured in handling , c washer using a 1 / 2 ' " wrench e . Neutralize excess battery acid for disposal by adding Place seat in operating position Sit on the seat it to four inches of water in a five gallon plastic d , andpress clutch / brake pedal all the way down If container . Stir with a wooden or plastie paddle while operating position is not comfortable , adjust seat adding baking soda until the addition of more soda To adjust Raise seat Loosen machine screw causes no more foaming _ , e Shde seat to desired position Tighten machine L Use a 12 volt battery charger Charge batteo , " = , a screw securely rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour , NOTE : OBSERVE MACHINE SCR EW - LOCKWASH ER - FLAT REQUIRED FOR BATTERY CHARGING Check WASHER MUST BETIGHTENED SECURE - the acid level after the battery is charged If the acid SAFETYPRECAUTIONS . LISTEDINBOXABOVE . [ _ LY TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF SEAT . I has fallen below the correct level , add distilled or iron free water , 7
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ASSEMBL Y SHOULOER AOJUSTM _ Nt 4 . Check Tires 6QLT _ OLT Check the air pressure in the t # es . Tires with too much air pressure will cause the unit to ride rough . The wrong air pressure will also keep the mower from cutting level . The coFect air pressum is shown on the side of the timso ff the ait pf _ ssure is not shown , set to pressures shown in the REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT sectionlpage 14 ) . 5o Install Battery T _ RMINA _ T _ RM _ NAL UAT £ RV F | GURE 2 BEFORE INSTALLING BATTERY , REMOVE METAL BRACELETS , CU'f AWAY VIEW WRISTWATCH BANDS , RINGS , ETC . VENT CAP FROM YOUR PERSON . TOUCHING THESE ITEMS TO BATTERY TERMI - LIQUID NALS COULD RESULT IN BURNS . LE / VEL _ _ f BATTERY a _ Lift seat ( Fig . 2 ) _ bo g _ _ _ J _ R _ / BATTERY Lower battery into fender well with battery terminals toward front of tractor ( Fig ° 4 ) , Make sure battery _ " . " { 1 . _ ' . . ~ - ~ - " _ - " _ 1 FIGURE 3 rests in battery tray ( Fig 4 ) NEGATIVE TERMINAL NOTE : BE SURE BATTERY DRAIN TUBE IS SECURELY WASHER NEGATtVE ATTACHED TO BATTERY TRAY DRAIN , POSITIVETERMiNALMUSTBEcON - 7 WASHER NECTEDFIRSTTO PREVEN / T P _ t _ VE TERMINAl SPARKS FROM ACCIDENTAL | f POSITIVE CABLE ( RED _ GROUNDING J Connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex bolt , flat washer , Iockwasher and \ hex nut ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) found in bag of parts . Tighten securely with two 7 / 16 " wrenches . ( Fig . 4 ) BATTERy d . Connect BLACKground cable to negative ( - ) battery FIGURE4 BATTERY TRAY terminal with remaning hex bolt , flat washer , lock - washer and hex nut ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) found in bag of parts . Tighten securely . ( Fig . 4 ) e To prevent corrosion , apply grease to the battery terminals after installing cables . L Usingthekeyholeononesideof _ ebatterysupport ( Fig = 5 ) slide battery boll into frame key hole ( head of boll down ) . Fasten the battery bolt to the terminal guard using internal / external Iockwasher , wing nut , ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) as shown in F _ g . 5 . g . Assemble the remaining battery boll to other side of battery support and fasten terminal guard to it with remaining internal / external Iockwasher and wing nut , ( Shown full size on pg _ 6 ) . Tighten wing nuts securely by hand ( Fig . 5 ) . FIGURE 5 NOTE : KEEP TERMINAL ACCESS DOORS CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE . 6 . Maintenance After First 2 Hours ( Two Mowlngs ) CAUTION : DO NOT START ENGINE UNTIL YOU HAVE Changing oil alter the first two hours ( or two mowings ) will REVIEWED THE OPERATION SECTION OF help eliminate break - in residue which might be damaging to THIS MANUAL 8 your engine _
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OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN TRACTOR . If you understand the unit and its operation , youwillachieveefficientandpeakpedormance , Whilereadingthemanual , comparetheillustrationswithyourLawn Tractor to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments , , Study the operating instructions and safety precauti _ ns th _ r _ ugh _ y t _ insure pr _ per functi _ ning _ f y _ ur Lawn Tract _ r and t _ prevent injury t _ y _ urse _ f and _ thers . Be sure to pay strict attention to all warnings and cautions : they are included for your safety , , Save this manual for future reference + Light Switch Throttle / Choke Clutch / Brake Pedal : hment Clutch Lever J Height Adjustment Parking Brake Knob Gear Shift A TEA CHMENT CLUTCH LEVER : Push lever up to engage GEARSHIFT : Press the clutclVbrake pedal down firmly and attachment . There will be an engine hesitation as the clutch move gear shift lever to desired speed engages . IGNITION : Place key in ignition and turn to the right to starL ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER : Use the attachment lift lever The switch spring returns from the start position , , to raise and lower the attachment mounted to your tractor , Pull lever back slightly and push button , then move the rift LIGHT SWITCH : Turns the headlights on and ofL lever forward to lower attachment + PARKING BRAKE : To set the parking brake , push the CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL : The pedal has 2 functions ; a clutclVbrake pedal completely down . Hold the parking brake clutch and a brake To engage the brake push the pedal lever in " Engaged " position and release pressure from pedal , completely down Clutch / brake pedal will remain in brake position ATTACHMENT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB : Use the THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL Use the throttle control to increase or decrease the speed of the engine , and to height adjustment knob to adjust the mower heighL With the choke the engine for starting Push lever to the right attachment lift lever in the ' tJp " positiono turn knob clockwise and forward to choke ( F - _ ) to raise cutting height and counterclockwise ( ' _ ' - _ ) to lower cutting height 9
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OPERATION 1o Stopping Your Tractor NOTE : REMOVE KEY WHEN LEAVING TRACTOR TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED USE AIR SCREEN a , Push clutch - brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position , Keep your foot on pedal . b . Place attachment clutch lever in " DISENGAGED " Position , c _ Move gear shift lever to " NEUTRAL " position _ d . Place parking brake in " ENGAGED " position and release pressure from clutch / brakeo Pedal should FUEL FILLER remain in " BRAKE " position . CAP e . Move throttle control to " S " ( slow ) position ° f . Turn ignition key to " OFF " position , Never use choke to stop engine . TANK 2 . Preparing The Engine , , . . . . , FIGURE 6 DRAIN VERSE YOUR TRACTOR IN A LARGE , _ LEARN TO START , STOP AND RE - OPEN AREA . a Tills engine has been shipped filled with summer weight oil ( For cold weather operation see chart page 16 ) . Check engine oil level Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section ( page 161o b , Fill fuel tank ( Fig . 6 ) . Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline . Capacity is 5 quarts . FILL TO BOTTOM OF GAS TANK FILLER NECK . DO NOT OVERFILL . WIPE OFF ANY SPILLED OIL OR FUEL . DO NOT STORE , SPILL OR USE GASOLINE NEAR AN OPEN FLAME . MOWER BLADE EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL CAUTION : POSITION _ " DISENGAGED " BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR POSITION USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL ) CAN AT - HEADLIGHT _ . , _ WITCH TRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO PARKING SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS BRAKE DURING STORAGE ACIDIC GAS CAN " ENGAGED " DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . TO AVOID ENGINE PROBLEMS , THE FUEL " CLUTCW ' SYSTEM SHOULD BE EMPTIED BEFORE POSITION STORAGE FOR 30 DAYS OR LONGER , DRAIN / THE GAS TANK , START THE ENGINE AND GEARSHIFT LEVER LET IT RUN UNTIL THE FUEL LINES AND CARBURETOR ARE EMPTY . USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SEASON . SEE STORAGE IN - STRUCTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFOR - MATION NEVER USE ENGINE OR CARBURETOR FIGURE 7 CLEANER PRODUCTS IN THE FUEL TANK OR PERMANENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR 10
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3 . StaRing The Engine OPERATION a , . Move throttle control lever ( Fig . , 7 ) past " FAST " to the ATTACHMENT ' CLUTCH " CHOKE " position . LEVER " DISENGAGED * POSITION HEIGHT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH b . Tumignitionkeyto " START " andreleasekeyassoon ADJUSTMENT LEVER " ENGAGED " KNOB POSIT ! ON as engine starts . LIFT LEVER CAUTION : DO NOT RUN STARTER CONTINUOUSLY ; R LIFT LEVER FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN SECONDS PER ' OSITION MINUTE , . c , If engine does not start after four or five tries , move LIFT LEVEF throttle control lever to " FAST " position , wait a few POSITION minutes and try again , , If the engine does not start after four or five more tries , see the TROU - BLESHOOTING Chart ( page 25 ) , d After the engine starts move throttle control lever slowly to the " SLOW " position e To start a hot engine move the throttle control lever to a position between " FAST " and " SLOW " RUNNER OPERATION " CAREFULLY BEFORE READ THE " RULES FOR SAFE J OPERATING YOUR MOWER . GUARD CAUTION : DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL WEIGHT TO THE TRACTOR OTHER THAN THE OPTIONAL WHEEL WEIGHTS . EXCESSIVE WEIGHT FIGURE8 MAY OVERLOAD AND DAMAGE THE 4 . Operating Your Lawn Tractor & Mower TRANSMISSION WEAR AND AVOID LOOSE FITTING WITHOUT THE DEFLECTOR SHIELD DO NOT OPERATE THE MOWER CLOTHING THAT COULD GET CAUGHT ( DISCHARGE GUARD ) IN PLACE , l _ ALWAYS WEAR SUBSTAN ] IAL FOOT - IN MOVING PARTS NOTE : THIS TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERATOR PRESENCE SENSING SWITCH CAUTION TO AVOID INJURY ANY ATTEMPT BY THE OPERATOR TO LEAVE 1 Read owner's manual THE SEAT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND 2 Know location and function of all controls THE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER ENGAGED 3 Keep guards , safety shield and switches in place WILL SHUT OFF THE ENGINE and working 4 Remove objects that can be thrown by bladesund a , Move the attachment lift leverto the high position and 5 , Do not mow when children and others are aro adjust height of cut to mid range See Fig 8 . 6 Never carry children or passengers 7 Always look behind machine before backing b Start the engine , ( See Starting the Engine ) 8 Do not mow where machine can tip or slip 9 If machine stops going uphill , stop blades and back c Move the throttle lever to mid range position , Select slowly clown a low ( 1st or2nd ) gear untilyou become more familiar 10 Be sure blades and engine have stopped before with the operation of the unit , placing hands or feet near the blades 1I Remove key when leaving machine d _ Slowly release clutch brake pedal and proceed to the MAKE SURE PARKING BRAKE WILL HOLD mowing area , TRACTOR SECURE . e Stop the umt , then select a mowing speed ( See NEVER PLACE YOUR HANDS OR FEET IN Speed Selection Guide . page 12 ) OR UNDER ANY POWERED ATTACHMENT OR NEAR ANY MOVING PART WHILE f Move throttle lever to half throttle and slowly TRACTOR OR ANY POWERED ATTACH - move attachment clutch lever to engaged pos / - MENT IS RUNNING . 11 ( ton . Fig 8
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5 . Mowing Tips OPERATION NOTE : TIRE CHAINS CANNOT BE USED WITH THE MOWER ATTACHED . g . Slowly release clutch brake pedal a , Mowershouldbe adjustedpropedy front to back and h , Move throttle lever to fast position , side to side for good mowing performance , Referto REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section Ipage 22 ) . L 05serve height of Cut and readjust as desired b . Use the runner on the R . H . side as a guide ; the blade CAUTION : BEFORE YOU MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT cuts approximately an inch outside the runner ( Fig . LEVER , COME TO A COMPLETE STOP . FAIL - URE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN GEAR BOX 8 ) . DAMAGE . C _ Drive so that clippings ate discharged onto the area that has been cut . Have the cut area to the right of themachine . Thiswillresultinamoreevendistribu - f tion of clippings and more uniform cutting . d _ When mowing large areas ( Fig . 9 ) , start by turning to T the right so that the clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , driveways , etc . After two or three rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished . e . ff grass is extremely tall it should be mowed twice The first time cut relatively high ; the second time to the desired height . FIGURE 9 f . The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming . g . See Speed Selection CharL 6 . Operating The Tractor On Hills DO NOT DRIVE UP OR DOWN HILLS WITH SLOPES GREATER THAN 15 ° AND DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS ANY SLOPE . REFER TO PAGE 47 . SPEED SELECTION GUIDE a , Move gear shift lever to " 1st " gear before starting up or down hills . GEARSHIFT THROTTLE FUNCTION b AVOID STOPPING OR SHIFTING ON HILLS . c , ff slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to 2or3 Normal slower position . Mowing . . . . . . . . | LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHEN STOP - I or2 Heavy Mowing , , , , , , PING AND STARTING TO ALLOW / SLIGHT TRACTOR ROLL DOWNHILL 1 Snow Blowing A FAST AS CLUTCH - BRAKE PEDAL MOVES J THROUGH CLUTCH POSITION . Snow Blade 2 d . If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake position . e _ To restart tractor movement , make sure tractor is in SLOW - the lowest speed range ( " Ist " Gear ) and release 4 - 6 Transport FAST clutch - brake pedal SLOWLY . f _ Make all turns gradually . 12
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MAINTENANCE To keep your tractor running better , longer , BEFORE MAKING ANY INSPECTION , perform necessary service using the folio wing ADJUSTMENT , OR REPAIR : maintenance schedule : 1 . PUSH CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL COMPLETELY DOWN , 2 . MOVE GEAR SHIFT CONTROL With Every Mowing LEVER TO NEUTRAL POSITION . 3 . PLACE PARKING BRAKE IN " EN - 1 Make sure all nuts on bolts are tight and cotter pins and GAGED " POSITION . REMOVE retainer springs are secure FOOT FROM PEDAL . 2 Observe all safety precautions , 4 . DISENGAGE ATTACHMENT 3 . Keep tractor well lubricated ( refer to page 17 ) CLUTCH LEVER 5 . SHUT OFF THE ENGINE . 6 . MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THE BLADES AND ALL MOVING PARTS HAVE COMPLETELY STOPPED _ 7 . DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM THE SPARK PLUG AND KEEP WIRE AWAY FROM THE SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL STARTING BE CAREFUL TO AVOID TOUCH - ING HOT ENGINE OR MUFFLER COMPONENTS SERVICE RECORD ( Enter Date Maintenance Performed ) SCHEDULE . . . . SERVICE RECORD FIRST EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY 2 5 25 50 100 Fill in dates as you complete regular service HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS e " Blades - sharpen € Brake Adlustment v " Check Battery v " v ' Change Engine OII € Check Engine OII level Clean Air Cleaner Element v " Check Muffler v " Clean Air Screen € Clean Front Grill v " Lubricate Tractor tt v " Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Cleaner Element v " CheckTire Pressure € 13
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FtEPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 1 . Brake Adjustment This tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system mounted on the right side of the transaxle ( Fig . 10 ) _ BRAKE JAM NUT OPERATING ARM NUT A IF TRACTOR REQUIRES MORE THAN BRAKE ROD SIX FEET STOPPING DISTANCE IN HIGHEST GEAR , THEN BRAKE MUST BE ADJUSTED . a . Depress clutch / brake pedal and engage parking brake ° 1 112 " bo Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut " A " on brake rod , ) WITH PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED ) c . ff distance is other than 1.1 / 2 " , disengage parking brake , loosen jam nut ( Fig . 10 ) and turn nut " A " until DISC BRAKE distance becomes t . 1 / 2 " , Retighte njam nut against Nut " , 4 " . FIGURE 10 Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . 2 . Tire Care Maintain tire preSsure in front at 14 PSI and rear tires at 12 PSL 3 . Blade Care For best results mower blades must be kept sharp . The blades can be sharpenedwith a few strokes of a file , or on a grinding wheel , We suggest they be sharpened after every 25 hours of mowing . Do not attempt to sharpen while on mower If you mow in sandy soil check the blades after each two mowings The sand wears the blade away rapidly a . Blade Replacement Raise mower to highest position to permit access to blades . . 1 . Remove the hex head bolt , Iockwasher and l / at washer ( Fig . 11 ) ( turn counterclockwise ) _ r _ ) 2 . Remove and discard old blade . 3 , Clean top and bottom of mower housing _ 4 . Install new blade with SHARP EDGE DOWN and secure with flat washer , lockwasher and hex head bolt . TIGHTEN SECUREL Y . ALWAYS " USE GRADE 5 HEAT A GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED BOLT TREATED BOLTS TO ATTACH CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THREE BLADES . DO NOT USE PLATED LINF . _ ON THE BOLT HEAD AS BOLTS . CHECK BOLTS IN BLADES A SHOWN AT LEFT ° OCCASIONALLY TO MAKE SURE BOLTS ARE TIGHT . TORQUE BOLTS TO 30 - 35 FT . - LBS . b . When grinding , care should be taken to maintain blade balance and the blade should be checked for proper balance before reinstallation on mower An unbalanced or bent blade will cause excessive vibra - tion when running , and eventual damage to mower 14 or engine ° Replace bent or damaged blades ,
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT To check blade balance , drive a nail into a beam or C , wall . , Leave about one inch of the straight nail exposed , Place center hole of clean blade overthe head of the nail ( Fig . 12 ) NOTE : CENTER HOLE OF BLADE ON NAIL , IF BLADE IS PROPERLY BALANCED , BLADE SHOULD REMAIN IN POSI - TION SHOWN IN FIG 12 . IF EITHER END OF THE BLADE MOVES DOWNWARD , BLADE IS NOT o BALANCED SHARPEN THE HEAVY END UNTIL , , , , , . f . . . . . . . . . . . BLADE IS BALANCED t 4 _ BATTERY CARE FIGURE 12 Check Battery & Battery acid solution level in each battery cell should be even with bottoms of vent tubes in cells ( Fig 13 ) Add ONLY distilled or iron free water if necessary , NOTE : DO NOT OVERFILL . VENT CAP b _ Keep battery and terminals clean CU't AWAY VtEW c Keep battery bolts tighL d . Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps LIQUID LEVEL BATTERY open _ e , . Recharge at 6 amperes for 1hour ff necessary . Clean Battery and Terminals Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals cause the CELL battery to " leak " power and hinders the operation of the charger , FIGURE13 LEAD - ACID BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES . KEEP SPARKS , FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS AWAY FROM BATTERIES . ALWAYS SHIELD YOUR EYES AROUND BATTERIES . a . , Remove terminal guard , b . Disconnect BLACK battery cable , then RED battery cable , and remove battery from tractor , c Wash battery with fourtablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water NOTE : BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET THE SODA SOLUTION INTO THE CELLS , , d . Rinsethebatterywithpfainwater , dryandreinstaflon tractor . eo Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright . L Replace battery cables , connecting RED battery cable to positive terminal first , then BLACK battery cable to negative terminal Coat terminal connec - tions with vasoline after installation of cables g , Replace terminal guard 15
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT _ 20 ° 0 ° 32 ° 60 ° 80 ° 100 _ 6 . Check Engine 011Level NOTE : DO NOT CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL CAP WITH ENGINE RUNNING , Several minutes after stopping engine , check engine oil level with tractor on level ground , Wipe dipstick ( Fig ° 14 ) clean , screw it down tight for a few seconds , remove and read oil level ff necessaty , add oit untit " FULL " mark is reached . ( See chart above ) . NOTE : DO NOT OVERFILL . FIGURE 14 7 . Clean Air Cleaner Element ( Fig . 15 ) ENGINE ( } IL FILLERCAP a . Open hood COVER AND DIPSTICK b , Snap off air cleaner covet , c , Remove foam element from air cleaner body , \ d . Wash foam element in liquid detetgent and water to remove dirt . e . Wrap foam element in cloth and squeeze dry , f . Saturate foam in clean engine oil Squeeze to AIR SCREEN remove excess oil . FOAM g . Replace foam element and snap cover on air ELEMENT cleaner body , NOTE : NEVER RUN ENGINE WITH AIR CLEANER REMOVED 8 . Clean Air Screen and Engine Cooling Fins PROTECTION WHEN USING COM - I _ ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND FACE PRESSED AIR . AIR R Air screen and cooling fins ( Figs 15 and 16 ) must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from over - FIGURE 15 / BODY heating Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to 5 . Change Engine 011 remove dirt and dried gum fibers The best time to change engine air is at the end of a day's a Remove hood ( page 20 ) operation when all dirt and foreign materials are suspended b SnapoHaircleanetcoverlFig 151 in the hot oil . c , Remove 3 screws securing air cleaner body IF / gs 15 Capacity is 1 - 1 / 2 quarts . NOTE : DO NOT OVERFILL , and 16 ) and remove ( Cover carburetor to prevent entry of dirt ) Dipstick assembly must be securely tightened into tube at all d Remove oil dipstick and cover opening to prevent entry times when engine is operating . of dirt e Remove 3 screws from blower housing andlift housing off engine ( Fig . 16 ) IMPORTANT : TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE f Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly STARTING SYSTEM , USE SAE clean engine cooling fins ( Fig 16 ) and air screen 5W30 OIL WHEN THE TEMPERA - ( Fig 15 ) TURE FALLS BELOW 32 ° . g To reassemble , reverse above procedure h , Be certain carburetor tube . breather tube , and gaskets are in place ( Fig l e ) . Recommended SAE Viscosity Grades Determine temperature range expected before next oil Be certain carburetor tube , breather tube , , and gaskets are in place ( Fig 16 ) change _ A / / oil must meet A , PJ . service classification SD , SE or SF _ 16
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 9 . . Check Muffler Inspect and replace damaged muffler and / or deflector as it could create a fire hazard and / or damage . CYLINDER OR FINS AS CONTACTR , DO NOT TOUCH HOT MUFFLE 1 MAY CAUSE BURNS . 10 . Lubricate Pivot Points Place several drops of SAE 30 oil at points where parts move against each other , especially : a Front axle pivot b Hood hinges _ OOLtNG c _ Foot pedal shaft ( both ends ) FINS d Lift shaft ( both ends ) CyLiNDER See Lubrication Chart page 24 , HEAO _ COVER TUBE 11 . Starting , your Tractor With a Weak Battery / If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be PLUG recharged , If ' ] umper cables " are used for emergency start . ing , follow this procedure : / NOTE : YOUR TRACTORIS EQUIPPED WITH A12VOLT FIGURE 16 NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM . THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A12VOLTNEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM , NEGATI _ / E TERMINAL WASHER NEGATIVE HEX BOLT s CAnL _ IBt , A _ KI LEAD - ACID BATTERIES GENERATE HE × NUT EXPLOSlVEGASES . KEEPSPARKS , FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS WASHER LDCKWASHE R PI _ ITJVE AWAY FROM BATTERIES . ALWAYS TERMiN _ WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN _ tTEVE CABLE IflE [ ll AROUND BATTERIES . a Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSI - TIVE ( + ) terminals of each battery ( taking care not to short against chassis ) . ( Fig , 17 ) I . OCKWASHE R b , Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminals of fully charged battery , 7ER ' ' E 1 7 c Connect the other end of the cable to the L H _ ' r _ v _ AY " _ , _ ; _ ; _ ' _ b BE FIGUR side panel bolt ( Fig . 18 ) NOTE : KEEP AWAY FROM GAS TANK AND BATTERY d , Disconnect cables in reverse order : 1 . LH , Side Panel Bolt ( Fig . 18 ) 2 Negative terminals of fully charged battery 3 Positive terminals ! DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BAT - , A TERYTO START OTHERVEHICLES . I 17
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 12 . Throttle Control Cable Adjustment DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS . FACTORY SETTINGS ARE SATISFACTORY FOR MOST APPLICATIONS AND CONDITIONS . IF ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED , PRO - CEED AS FOLLOWS : a . Make sure air cleaner is clean ( see page _ 8 ) b . With engine not running , place throttle control in " FAST " detent ( not in " " CHOKE " position } c , Check that hole in throttle lever and hole in THROTi " LE plate line up ( Fig , 27 - Inset ) , If holes " ' , 4 " " are LEVER not aligned , loosen clamp screw and move throttle I ' HOLES " A " cable until holes are aligned Tighten clamp screw / d If holes do not align , repeat steps in throttle cable = PLATE adjustment 13 . Carburetor Adjustment NOTE : ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENT TO CARBURETOR . a , With engine not running , turn mixture screw clockwise l [ - _ ) LIGHTLY to seat . CAUTION : FORCING WILL CAUSE DAMAGE , Turn mixture screw counterclockwise ( _ ' _ ) one turn . b . Start engine and allow to idle for five minutes . / REFER ' TO " STARTING THE ENGINE " PAGE 10 _ c , Turn mixture screw clockwise ( " _ k ) until the MIXTURE " SCREW engine speed drops NOTE THE SCREW FUEL POSITION , _ - FUEL FILTER d , Turn mixture screw counterclockwise ( Ir _ ) un - LINE CLAMP til the engine begins to run rough . Set mixture FIGURE 19 screw between the two positions e , Push throttle lever to " ' FAST " detent ( not " CHOKE " ) . If engine runs rough make small ad - justments on mixture screw until engine runs smoothly , f . If engine idles too fast or too slow , adjust idle with idle speed stop screw . g High speed stop is factory adjusted . DO NOTAD . JUST - DAMAGE MAY RESULT . S30 " FEELER GAUGE 14 . Replace Spark Plug Replace spark plug at the beginning of each mowing seas - on or every lOO hours , whichever comes first . Gap should be set at & 030 inch ( Fig . 20 ) . 15 , Adjust Valves on Engine After approximately 200 hours of operation , the engine FIGURE 20 valves will require adjustmenL It is suggested that a Sears Service Center do this work : Correct settings are : Intake - , 002 , Exhaust - . 004 , 18
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FtEPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 16 . Motion Drive Belt Removal The tractor drive belt may be replaced without tools Park the ENGINE tractoronlevelarea Engageparkingbrake NOTE : ABELT PULLEY / INSTALLATION DECAL IS UNDER LEFT FOOTREST DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION a Remove mower ( See mower section , Following DECAL CLUTCH PUL page 2o ) . b Remove two retainersprings frombeltguide bracket below transaxle pulley . Remove bracket ( Fig , 21 ) . c . Swing belt guides away from belt , toward rear of tractor ( Fig . 21 ) _ d . Roll belt over top of transaxle pulley . e Roll belt over engine pulley and off idler ( Fig . 22 ) BELT GUIDE f Release parking brake . Pull belt as far as possible over top of clutch pulley . g Reset parking brake . Pull belt over top of clutch REAR pulley ( Fig 22 ) VIEWED FROM BOTTOM OF TRACTOR h Pullbelt out through shift gate to remove from tractor FIGURE 22 ( Fig , 23 ) Install belt by reversing above procedure , BELT NOTE : REPLACE ONLY WITH BELT LISTED IN MANUAL ° BELT GUIDE _ TRANSAXLE PULLEY SHIFT GATE FIGURE 23 I RETAINER BELT GUIDE RETAINER SPRING BRACKET SPRING FIGURE 21 19
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 17 . Fuse Replacement Replace with 30 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse _ 18 , Hood Removal a . To raise hood , lift at rear of hood , . b . To remove hood , grill and side panels , raise hood and loosen one screw on each side panel ( This screw remains in the side panel ) ( Fig . 24 ) . c . Unsnap headlight connection ( Fig . 25 ) _ d . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood and tilt forward and lift off ( Fig . 25 ) . e . To reinstall , reverse above procedure . 19 . Mower Removal FIGURE 24 / ao Remove mower belt per instructions under " Mower Drive Belt Removal " through step ( c ) . HEADLIGHT CONNECTION b . Remove retainer spring from clutch rod ; pull clutch rod out of clutch brackeL ( Fig . 26 ) c Puff retainer springs out of fear suspension trun - nions . Remove rear suspensions trunnions from lift brackets ( Fig . 26 ) . d , Pull retainer spring out of rear hinge pin , Remove rear hinge pin . ( Fig , 26 ) e . Pull retainer spring out of front hinge pin _ Remove front hinge pin ( Figo26 ) . _ GURE 25 f . Use lift lever to raise suspension arms . Slide mower out from under tractor . R _ N . SUSPENSION NOTE : IF AN ATTACHMENTOTHER THAN THE MOWER RE'JAINER ARM RETAINER SPRING SPRINGS DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR , / THE L . H . AND R . H . SUSPENSION ARMS ( FIG . 26 ) SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM TRACTOR . E LIFT BRACKET 2O FIGURE 26
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 20 . Mower Installation Your Mower instafls without the use of tools Raise Attach - ment Lift Lever ( Fig 27 ) to its highest position Turn height LIFT LEVER adjustment knob to lowest position ( Fig 28 ) PLUNGER LIFT LEVER a Slide Mower under tractor , discharge guard to RH POSITION Side b Install front hinge pin through axle and parallel link ( Fig 29 ) . Secure with retainer spring c Installrear hinge pin through mower lift brackets and parallel link ( Fig 29 ) Secure with retainer spring . d Install clutch rod in clutch lever ( Fig 29 ) FIGURE 2 7 e _ Move Attachment lift lever ( Fig 27 ) forward to lower suspension arms Slide trunnions through lift bracket holes and secure with retainer springs ( Fig ENGINE _ \ 26.1 IELT PULLEY \ f Roll belt over engine pulley , Make sure belt is inside belt guides ( Fig 28 ) See belt drive sche - matl _ decal on mower housing g Use Attachment lift lever ( Fig . 27 ) to raise mower . h Turn height adjustment knob clockwise ( . _ to the middle of its travel , or to desired cut height ( Fig 28 ) 2 I , Mower Drive Belt Removal NOTE : MOWER BELT INSTALLATION DECAL LOCATED ON MOWER HOUSING . REPLACE ONLY WITH THE BELTS SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL . Place attachment clutch lever in " Disengaged " posi - tion ( Fig , 27 ) , , FIGURE 2 8 Turn height adjustment knob to lowest position , Move Attachment lift lever ( Fig _ 27 ) forward to lower CLUTCH PARALLEL RETAINER ROD mower to its Iowest position , RETAINER LINK FRONT _ PRtNGS SPRING _ AXLE C , Roll belt off engine pulley ( Fig 28 ) , d . Pull belt off both mandrels , Spring belt guide away form idler pulley and pull belt off idler pulley . J f , Slide belt from under extension spring FRONT HINGE PIN REAR HINGE PIN 21 FIGURE 29
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 22 . Mower Drive Belt Replacement a . Slide belt under extension spring ( Fig 30 ) b . Place belt on rear side of both mandrels . c . Spring idler belt guide down and place belt around rear side of idler pulley ° d . Rofl belt over engine pulley . e , , Make sure belt is inside all belt guides _ 23 . Mower Drive Belt Adjustment Your tractor has been manufactured with the ability to read - just the mower belt drive to provide you with longer bell fife ff the attachment clutch lever travels 3 - I / 2 " up the slot in the dash before spring resistance is evident , adjustment is nec . essaty . NOTE : CHECK FOR PROPER SPRINGTENSION WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE LIFT LEVER IN THE HIGHEST POSITION , ao Lower the mower deck for easier access _ b . Using ( 2 ) 1 / 2 wrenches , remove the bolt , nut & D . ROLT _ shaped washers ( Fig . 30 ÷ Inset ) . \ c . Move extension spring from lower end of slot to L . H . upper end in rock shaft assembly and install bolt , nut BRACKET & the D - shaped washers . d . TightenboltandnuttosecuretheD - shapedwashers FIGURE 30 ( flat side down ) . NOTE : WHEN INSTALLING A NEW BELT , EXTENSION LIFT SPRING MUST BE RETURNED TO LOWER END PLUNGER OF SLOT ( ORIGINAL POSITION ) ON ROCK LIFT SHAFT ASSEMBLY . LEVER SIDE - TO SIDE 24 . Level Mower Housing Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or BOTTOM BOTTOM driveway . Make sure tire pressures are 14 PSI in front tires OF CURL CURL and 12 PSI in rear tires . If tires are over or under inflated , you will not properly adjust your mower . GROUND GROUND Side - to . Side Mower Adjustment LINE a . Depress lift lever plunger and use lift lever to raise mower to maximum cutting heighL FIGURE 31 bo Measure height frem bottom of curl to ground line at front of mower . Distance " A " should be the same on both sides ( Fig . 31 ) _ c _ ffdistance " A " needstobechanged , snapoutaccess hole cover on L . H . side above footresL Use 9 / 16 " wrench on nuts " B " and " C " at side - to - side adjust - ment trunnion ( Fig . 32 ) . do To raise left side of mower ; loosen nut " B " and tighten SIDE - TO . SIDE nut " C " ADJUSTMENT e . To lower left side of mower ; loosen nut " C " and TRUNNION tighten nut " B't 22 _ GURE 32
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE : ONE ROTATION OF ADJUSTMENT NUTS IS EQUIVALENT TO APPROXIMATELY 3 / 16 " HEIGHT CHANGE REAR f Be sure all nuts are securely tightened SUSPENSION g Replace cover ' _ ARM Front - To - Rear Mower Adjustment a To obtain the best cutting results , your mower hous - ing should be adjusted so the front and rear flange distance " D " ( Fig 33 ) is 1 / 2 " lower in front when the mower is positioned in the highest cutting position NOTE : MEASURE DISTANCE " D " FROM GROUND LINE TO BOTTOM OF CURL ON RIGHT OF CURL REAR FLANGE AND COMPARE TO DISTANCE o T - - - - " D " AT BOTTOM OF CURL ON RIGHT FRONT GROUND FLANGE GROUND LINE REAR LINE b To raise rear of mower , loosen nut " E " on both rear SUSPENSION TRUNNION _ GURE 33 suspension arms . Screw both nuls " F " up EQLJAL NUMBER OF TURNS ( Fig 34 ) c When distance " D " is 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear tighten nuts " E " , d To Iowerrearofmower , loosen nut " F " on both rear suspension arms an EQLIAL NUMBER OF TURNS ( Fig . 34 ) _ e When distance " D " is 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , SUSPENSION retighten nuts " E ' " . , . . . . . , _ _ ! EAR REAR NUT ' E RM NOTE : WHEN ADJUSTING REAR SUSPENSION TRUN - TRUNNION LIFT NIONS , ALWAYS ADJUST BOTH EQUALLY SO NUT _ , F . ' BRACKET MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL . 25 . Storage SU , _ ENSION _ Removemowerfromtractorforwinterstorage . Whenmower is to be stored for a period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Give blades and underside of housing a good coat of grease or rust preventativeo Store in RGURE 34 a clean dry area . A . Fuel System B _ Engine 011 Drain ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean engine NOTE : GASOLINE STORAGE STABILIZER ( SUCH AS oil , ( See chart page 16 ) STA - BIL ) MUST BE ADDED TO GASOLINE WHEN C , Cylinder STORING UNIT . SUCH AN ADDITIVE WILL MINI - MIZE FUEL GUM DEPOSITS PREVENTING A 1 _ Remove spark plug . CLOGGED FUEL SYSTEM . 2 , Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder 3 , Turn ignition key to " START " position for a few Run engine 10 minutes after adding STA - BIL to gasoline to seconds to distribute oil . allow additive to reach carburetor 4 Replace with new spark plug It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essen - tial fuel system parts such as the carburetor , fuel filter , fuel On Battery hose , or tank during storage . Also , experience indicates that 1 Prior to storage , clean terminals and top of battery alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or General Cleaning methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc of all foreign formation of acids during storage , Acidic gas can damage the matter fuel system of an engine while in storage To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be emptied before storage F . Store in a clean , dry area of 30 days or longer , 23
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT LUBRICATIONCHART AXLE PIVOT ; SPINDLE _ 1 _ SPINDLE _ FRONT WHEEL _ FRONT WHEEL BEARING @ BEARING ! CLUTCH PIVOT _ ) ® CLUTCH / BRAKE @ PIVOT _ - _ ATTACHMENT LIFT _ _ J ARM \ ATTACHMENT LIFT ARM @ MOWER CLUTCH PIVOT @ SAE 30 MOTOR OIL ( _ GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE REFER TO PAGE 16 FOR ENGINE OIL SPECIFICATIONS . 24
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TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE / REMEDY ( SEE INDEX ) Push Clutch / Brake Pedal into Brake Position . Move Attachment Clutch Lever to " Disengaged Position Fill Fuel Tank with Gasollna , Check Fuel Line and Carburetor ( clean If necessary ) Replace Fuel Filter WILL NOT START Check fuse for fault and replace Recharge or replace Battery Check Wiring Replace Spark Plug and adjust gap Adjust valves . Charge Battery Replace Ignition Switch Depress Clutch / Brake Pedal Disengage Attachment Clutch Lever WILL NOT TURN OVER Replace Interlock Switch Replace Solenoid Replace Fuse Check All Wire Connections Replace pStarterlace ENGINE CLICKS BUT WON'T START Chargeor Re Battery Piece Throttle Control in " FAST " position and run starter several times to clear out gas Remove and clean Fuel Tank and lines , , Replace Fuel Filler Remove Air Filter and clean Replace Spark Plug and adjust gap HARD TO START Replace Battery Check the wiring and Spark Plug Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor , use fresh fuel and replace Spark Plug Make necessary adjustments to Carburetor Adjust valves Major Engine Overhaul Shift to a lower gear or reduce load Remove and clean Fuel Tank ; replace Fuel Filter Remove and clean Air Cleaner Make necessary carburetor adjustments Clean Air Screen ENGINE MISSES OR LACKS POWER Add or change oil Replace Spark Plug Check Spark Plug and check for loose wires Major Engine overhaul Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor and refill Adjust valves Clean Air Screen Add or change oil Clean Engine Cooling Fine ENGINE OVERHEATS Remove and clean Muffler or replace Remove and clean Air Filter Use fresh fuel and adjust Carburetor Check Fuse , Switch and wire connections . Replace NO LIGHTS Headlight Bulbs Check Fuse and replace Replace Battery Replace Regulator WON'T CHARGE Replace Alternator OPERA TOR PRESENCE SYSTEM WILL NOT SHUT DOWN Engage attachment clutch WHEN OPERA TOR LEA VES SEA T _ Check aft wire connections Note : This tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens - Check seat switch Check operator presence relay ing syetem _ Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with Check PTO Switch the enigne running and the attchment clutch engaged will shut down the engine . 25
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TROUBLESHOOTING Chock air pressure in tires Chock front to roar and side to side mower adjust - ment Use a slower ground speed UNSATISFACTORY MOWER PERFORMANCE Check engines RPM's ( refer to Carburetor Adjustment ) UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION OF CLIPPINGS Replace mower blades Relnstafl mower blades with top of blade up Replace with proper mower blades Re - adjust mower drive belt Install new Mower Drive Belt Reinstall Mower DHve Belt MOWER BLADES WILL NOT ROTATE Adjust Mower Drive Belt Replace Frozen Mandrel Replace Frozen Idler Pufloy Replace Bent or Unbalanced Blades EXCESSIVE MOWER VIBRATION Replace Mandrel . Straighten Deck or replace WIND ROWING STRIPPING OR DROPPING Let grass dry out Clean underside of Mower Deck OF GRASS CLIPPINGS ReadjustMower UNEVEN CUT OR SCALPING Readjust Mower i 26
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR , - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 DRIVE KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO , NO , NO 49 109070X Retainer Belt 12O358X 50 4470J SpacerFlat Engine , 12 H . P . Tecumseh 5 f 4859J Idler , Model No . 143386012 52 106298X Pulley , Idler 105731X Pulley , Engine 2 53 t 05705X Bellcrank Assembly ( inc . Key No . 88 ) 120374K Valve , Drain Oil 3 54 STD523715 " Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x ! _ I / 2 " Washer , Lock 7 / 16 4 STD551143 55 I05709X Spring , Return , Clutch 56 1I0812X Washer , Hardened 5 74770728 Bolt , Hex7 / 16 - 20x1.3 / 4 57 12000039 Ring , Kliputch 6 120302X V - Be # , Drive 58 I05710X Link , Cl 7 10BB35X Muffler 59 76020412 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 8 2949R Gasket 60 105724 ) ( Bracket , Clutch 9 I01326L Deflector , Muffler 61 109127X Rod , Brake 10 71070510 Hax Hd Cap Screw 5 / 16.18 x S / 8 62 106888X Spring , Rod , Brake16 11 STD551131 Washer , Lock5 / 16 63 73350600 Nut • Jam 3 / 8 - 12 101200K Sr _ acer 64 19131316 Washer 13 / 32x 13 / 16x 16 Ga . 13 2751R ClliiD 65 I05758X Rod , Brake , Parking 15 17490628 _ crew , Hex Washer Thd Rolling 66 71673 Cap _ Plunger 3 / 8 - 16xl - 3 / 4Lock 67 109037X Shaft , Foot Pedal 1 6 STD551125 • Washer , 1 / 4 6B 8883R Cover - Pedal 19 110195X Transaxle Foote , 6 Speed , Model No . 69 19252016 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga 4150 _ 40 ( see pages 40 and 41 for 70 5TD571810 " Pin , Roll , 3 / 16 x 1 parts breakdown ) 71 106916X Arm , Brake 20 STD523727 * Bolt , Flex 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 3 / 4 73 STD580705 • Key , Square 3 / 16 x 2 21 73680600 Nut , Lock 3 / 8 - 16 74 I04757X Cap , Hub , Rear 22 STD580025 • Key , Woodruff # 9 3 / 16 x 3 / 4 75 59192 Cap , Valve 23 105703X Pulley , Transaxle 76 65139 Stem , Valve 24 12000028 Ring , Retainer 77 106268 ) ( Tire , Rear - 18 x 950 x 8 25 109167 ) ( Bracket , Transaxle 78 I06108X Rim Assembly , Rear 26 STD523710 • Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x I 79 I09502X Spacer 27 17490512 Screw , Flex Washer Thread Rolling 80 6404J Spacer , Engine Pulley 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 81 12000001 E - Ring 28 108171X Support , Battery 82 105842X Strap , Torque , Transaxle 29 I09368X Keeper , Belt , L H 30 4921H190 Retainer , Spring 31 106 ) ( Clamp 32 STD523107 " Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 86 STD533707 * Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 33 73680500 Nut , Lock 5 / 16 - 18 87 110422X Sf _ r _ - Brake 34 109370X Strap , Locator 88 105706X Beanng 35 109369X Keeper , Belt , R . H B9 I06499X Retainer * Belt 36 106157X Strap , Torque , Transaxle 37 STD523707 " Bolt , Flex 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 38 19252616 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 93 17450808 Screw - Spider Lock # 8 x 1 / 2 1 / 2 AB 39 I06933X Knob , Shift 40 110458X Rod , Shift 41 71040412 Bolt - Flex I / 4 - 28 x 3 / 4 96 I05700X Spring 42 105701X Washer - Shift , Plate 97 I06919X Plate . Shift 43 STD561210 • Cotter Pin , I / B x 3I / 98 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4x 10 Ga , 44 19151216 Washer 15 / 32 x 4 x 16 Ga 99 11050600 Washer , Lock , Ext , Tooth 3 / 8 45 I04777X Retainer , Belt 100 7152J Tube . Tire ( not furnished with tractor ) 46 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Thd . Rolling 3 / 8 101 106157X Plate - Torque Strap 16 x 3 / 4 102 677V1 Spark Arrester Screen Assembly 47 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga 48 I05730X Keeper , Belt , Engine " STANDARD HARDWARE - oPURCHASE LOCALLY A B D E F G H J K L N P Q 27 12 33
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 STEERING AND FRONT AXLE KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO , NO . NO , 1 109283X012 Dash 34 2882J Pin . Drive 3 / 16 x 1 35 74580 74180512 Screw - Truss Hd . Cross Recess Spacer . 627 x . 88 x . 695 2 36 71208 5 / 16 . 18 x 3 / 4 Bushing 37 I08683X 3 73510500 Nut - Keps 5 / 16 - 18 Rod . Steering 38 105663X 4 109816X Support - Saddle , Rear Nyliner , Snap In Control * Throttle 39 I05664X 5 120139X Support . Saddle , Front3 . 17720408 Screw - Hex Thread Cut _ 40 74761060 6 Bolt - Flex 5 / 8 - 11 x 3 / 4 1 / 4 - 20 x I / 2 41 105669X Axle * Front 8 I05621X Dash - Lower 43 11043BX Spacer , Bearing , Front Axle 17190508 Screw - Hex Washer Hd . Thread Cut . 9 44 73901000 Nut - Lock , Flange 5 / 8 - 11 5 / 16 - 18 x I / 2 45 17490508 Screw - Hex Washer Thread Rolling Saddle lO 110657 ) ( 012 5 / 16 - 18 x I / 2 Type TT Screw - Hex Washer lid . Thread 11 17490608 46 I08685X Gear , Pinion Ro11 _ 9 3 / 8 . 16 x 1 / 2 47 3366R BearingTie 12 2751R Clip - Insulated 48 105715X Red . 13 105870X Decal - Cap , Steering Wheel 49 120382X Bushing 14 I00710L Insert - Steering Wheel 50 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga , 15 73940800 Nut - Hex Jam Lock 1 / 2 - 20 51 76020412 Pin _ Cotter I / 8 x 3 / 4 Washer 16 100712K 52 STD551137 " Washer - Lock 3 / 8 17 100713N Wheel - Steering 53 STD541137 ° Nut . Hex 3 / 8 - 24 18 100711L Adapter - Steering Wheel 54 I05727X Link - DragL , 19 109285X Sleeve - Steering 55 I05656X Spindle - H , 20 105643X Shaft - Steermg Upper 56 105654X Spindle . R , H . 21 STD523712 " Bolt - Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - I / 4 57 278H Fitting . Grease 22 73680600 Nut _ Lock 3 / 8 _ I 5 58 9040H Bearing - Flangent 23 98000165 Screw TFlex Self Tap . No . 59 I06732X Rim - 6 " - Fro 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 60 59192 Cap . Valvelve 24 108456X Decal - Instruction , Operating 61 65139 Stem . Va 25 109284X Bushing - Steering 62 I06222X Tire - Turf 26 I09432X Bracket - Steering 63 19252016 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga 27 17490612 64 104757X Screw - Hex Washer Thread Rolling Cap - Hub , Front 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 65 59904 Tube - Front ( Not furnished with 28 62661 - 1 Bearing - Thrust tractor ) 29 108684X Gear - Sector 66 110130X Retainer , ISteeringnto 30 106126 ) ( Key - Woodruff 67 71150500 Washer , Lock , Tooth 5 / 16 31 12000029 Klip Ring 68 110307X Stop - Mower , Clutch Lever 32 101930X Washer , Hardened 69 61159 Knob - Throttle Control 33 109068X Shaft _ Steering , Lower 70 19252616 Washer 25 , , ' 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , 71 19272016 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4x 16 Ga , . ' STANDARD HARDWARE - PURCHASE LOCALLY A B C D E F G K _ 3 22 _ 3 35
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 LIFT ADJUSTMENT 16 53 3O IB B C 36
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 LIFT ADJUSTMENT KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO _ NO . NO . Lever , Assembly I06448X Lever , Clutch , Mower 31 105768X I Plunger I06932X Knob 32 I05723X 2 Grip , Handle 106451X Bolt , Shoulder 33 I09413X 3 Retainer , Spring 73680600 Nut , Lock , 3 / 8 - 16 34 4939M 4 Link , Lift I06452X Bracket , Switch , InterlQck 35 110029X 5 Trunnion , Lift 19171713 Washer 17 / 32x I . 1 / 16x 13Ga . 36 I06204X 6 Link , Lift , Adjustable 17021008 Screw , Hex , Tapping , No . 10.24 x 37 I05855X2X 7 I / 2 38 I0586 Arm , Suspension , RoH . Bolt , Shoulder , 3 / 8 - 16 106447X Support , Lever , Clutch 39 105848X 8 Arm , Suspension , L . H . 109462 ) ( Cap , Fuel 40 105863X 9 Trunnion , Lift , Lower I09202X Tank , Fuel 41 106308X 10 * Nut * Flex I / 2 - 13 101335K Line , Fuel 42 STD541250 11 Retainer , xSpring 9151R Grommet 43 9135R 12 Washer 17 / 32 15 / 16 x 16 Ga . 6999R Clamp - Hose 44 19171516 1314 Retainer , Spring 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Thd . Rolling 45 4921H864X 3 / 6 - 16 x 3 / 4 46 105 Bracket , Suspension Bracket , Bellcrank16 I06901X Clamp - Tank , Fuel 47 I06444X 15 • Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - x 3 / 4 106920X Panel , Dash , L H , 48 STD523707 16 Bellcrank Assembly I05505X Cover , Access 49 10972BX 17 Pin , Cotter , 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 106921X Panel , Dash , R . H . 50 76020412 18 Rod , Clutch , Primary / 19292016 Washer 29 / 32 x 1 . . 1 / 4x 16 Ga . 51 I06446X 19 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 8 x 10 Ga . 20 12000022 ERing 52 19131410 100734K Knob 53 6320R Clip - Insulated 21 Red Assembly - Lever , Lift 22 STD541237 * Nut , Flex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 54 105764X ( Includes Key 32 ) 23 1I0809X Red , Adjust , Lift Pin - Groove 24 76020308 Pin , Cotter 3 / 32 x 1 / 2 55 I05767X 2876H Spring 56 I06810X Spring - Extension 25 19131016 Washer 13 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 57 72140606 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 2627 Bracket - Switch 110810X Trunnion . Depth Stop 58 I08236X7 ) 28 19151216 Washer15 / 32x3 / 4x16Ga . 59 11080 ( Nut - Special 29 12000037 Klip Ring 60 110739 ) ( Washer - Spdng 30 120420X Shaft , Lift 61 73980600 Nut - Flangolock 3 / 8.16 " STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY B C D E A _ 60 _ 4 61 37
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REPAIR PARTS LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 H . P . 38 " RIDING 12 38 " MOWER 1 CC 33 51 53 I 5O _ 45 48 58 59 I t IF GRASS CATCHER ATTACHMENT IS I BEING USED . REFER TO GRASS CATCHER OWNERS MANUAL FOR BLADE PART I NUMBER . 38
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 38 " MOWER KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO NO _ * * Blade 1 I06085X V . Belt 38 106634X Washer 13 / 32x I - I / 4 x 12Ga 2 105689X Housing 39 19132012 • Washer , Lock 3 / 8 3 8417J Runner , RoH . 40 STD55113715 • Bolt , Hex , 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr 5 4 73680600 Nut , Lock , 3 / 8 - 16 41 STD6237 Spring , Extension 5 19111216 Washer 11 / 32x3 / 4x 16Ga 42 I08250X Rod * Clutch , Mower 6 72140505 Bolt , Cart . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 43 108235X Spring - Retainer 7 105896 ) ( Bracket , Deflector 44 4921H • Pin , Cotter 3 / 32 x 3 / 4 8 110452X Pushnut 45 STD560907 Reck Shaft Assembly 9 106734X Spring , Deflector 46 I09892X Pin , Cotter , 3 / 16 x 1 10 106735X Rod - Hinge 47 76020616 Rod , Brake , Primary 11 106736X Deflector - Shield 48 108247 ) ( " Bolt , Cart . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 12 I05814X Decal 49 72140606 Bracket , Pivot , RoH . 13 105304X Cap 50 I08243X Bracket , Pivot , L . H , 14 I05662X Link , Parallel 51 I08241X Bracket , Suspension , Rear , R , H , 15 I05744X Pin - Hinge , Front 52 105857X Bracket , Suspension , Rear , L H . 16 I05872X Stop , Link 53 108673X Brake Assembly 17 105743X Pin . Hinge , Rear 54 I06578X Rod , Brake , Secondary L . H . 18 8TD523707 " Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 55 I06463X Rod , Brake , Secondary , R H 19 73680500 Nut , Lock 5 / 16 - 18 56 108249X Bracket , Brake , Pivot 20 109598X Bracket , Lift , R , H 57 106456X Spacer , Brake 21 I09597X Bracket , Lift , L . H 58 100672K 22 STD533107 ° Be ! t , Carr . 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 59 100673L Bracket , Supportx 23 3713J Instruction - CautionDecal 60 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 I x 14 Ga , Bolt , 3 / 8 _ 16 x 5 - 1 / 4 24 109503X Support , Arm 61 74760684 Runner , L , H . 25 109504X Stop , Deck , Front 62 7631J11016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 26 109984X Decal - Safety Standard 63 19 t Bolt , Carro 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 _ 1 / 4 27 106461X Guide Belt 64 72140610 28 STD523722 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - I / 4 65 78850 Decal - xWarning 29 108832X Arm , Idler 66 STD551037 " Washer 13 / 32 13 / 16 x 16 Ga _ Washer 13732 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Ga . 30 106902X Spacer - Retainer 69 X19132012 31 102403X Pulley - Idler 70 106679 Decal - Warning / 32 106513X Washer , Wear , 1 / 16 71 76020308 Pin , Cotter , 3 32 x 1 / : z 33 102669X Keeper , Belt 72 72110506 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " Bolt Hex I / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 34 10589 IX Mandrel Assembly 73 STD522507 35 I00668L Plate , Support , Mandrel 74 I09893X Washer , Special 36 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Hd 3 / 8 . 16 x 3 / 4 75 73680400 Nut , Lock I / 4 - 20 37 17490620 Screw , Flex Washer Hd _ 3 / 8 . 16 x 76 19131407 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 7 Ga . I - I / 4 77 110445X L , H . Mandrel Support * STANDARD HARDWARE . - PURCHASE LOCALLY H J K L N P A B C E F G 73 61 36 37 64 05 _ 19 Q19 @ 74 19 _ ) 4 0 19 _ ) 4 _ 4 _ 74 7s 3 * ' FIF GRASS CATCHER ATTACHMENT IS | BEING USED , REFER TO GRASS CATCHER | OWNERS MANUAL FOR BLADE PART LNUMBER . 39
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 TRANSAXLE FOOTE - MODEL NUMBER 4150 - 40 TRANSAXLE 5O 49 54 53 38 " 46 65 58 59 63 64 66 60 67 68 40
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,254244 TRANSAXLE FOOTE - MODEL NUMBER 4150 - 40 TRANSAXLE KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO . Washer , Plain , 758 x 1,25 x 025 1 105903X Housing , Upper 38 106097X Washer , Plain , . 758 x 1.25 x rO31 2 2276J Screw . Tapping , 1 / 4 : 20 x 1.31 Lg 38 2264J Washer , Plain , 758 x 1,25 x 035 3 2274J Screw , Tapping , 1 / 4 - 20 x 875 Lg 38 106098X 4 68003 Ball , Detent 38 2265J Washer , Plain , 758 x 1.25 x 040 Washer , Plain , , 758 x 1.25 x , 045 5 105904X Spring , Detent 38 106586X7X 6 ! O5905X Screw , Set 38 10658 Washer , Plain . . 758 x 125 x , 050 7 22673 Ring , Retaining 38 106588X Washer , Plain , . 758 x 1,25 x . 055 6 2233J Washer , Plain , , 632 x 1,00 x _ O20 38 2263J Washer , Plain , . 758 x 1,25 x , 062 8 2232J Washer , Plain , . 632 x 1 , O0 x 026 39 105933X Gear , Spur , 12T , 8 2231J Washer , Plain , , 632 x 100 x , 031 40 105934X Gear , Spur , 20T 8 2230J Washer , Plain , , 632 x 1,00x 036 41 106589X Gear . Spur , 253 " 8 22293 Washer , Plain , 632 x 1,00 x . 041 42 106130X Gear , Spur , 28T 8 22283 Washer , Plain , . 632 x 1.00 x r046 43 105937X Gear , Spur . 31T 8 22273 Washer , Plain , _ 632 x 1 . O0 x , 050 44 110469X Shaft , Drive 8 2226J Washer , Plain , 632 x 1.00 x _ 060 45 2226J Washer , Plain , , 640 x 1D0 x _ 060 6 I05906X Washer , Plain , 632 x 1 _ 00 x . 082 46 2272J Seal , Felt 9 6725J O - Ring 47 2264J Washer , Plain , _ 758 x 125 x . 031 10 2228J Washer , Plain , , 632 x 1 00 x . 046 48 110080X Axle , L , H . 11 2257J Key , Woodruff , # 9 49 110081X Gear , Miter , 15T . 12 3331J Ass'y , Kit , Input Shaft 50 105941X Ring , Retaining , Spirolox • 13 2287J Pinion , Bevel , 16T . 51 110071X Gear , Spur , 32T . Shaft , Cross 14 2286J Ring , Retaining 52 110072X 15 105910X Chain , 24 Pitches 53 110082X Gear , Miter , 15T 16 105911X Bearing , Flange 54 110083X Axle , RH 17 110463X Gear , Spur , 13T 55 110475X Ass'y , , Shifter 18 105913X Collar , Clutch 56 108987X Cap , Support 19 110464X Key , Clutch 57 110476X Housing , Lower 20 110465X Key , Woodruff , # 3 , Special 58 108955X Puck , Friction 21 110466X Shaft , Intermediate 59 64260 Disc , Brake 22 2244J Key , Woodruff # 61 60 108989X Spacer 23 105916X Ring , Retaining 61 110477X Ass'y , . Jaw , Brake 24 110467X Sprocket , 18T 62 108991X Pin , Dowel 25 110070X Spacer 63 108992X Lever , ActuatingRotation 26 108977X Gear , Spur , 37T . 64 110074X Bracket , Anti - 27 109001X Gear , Spur , 35T 65 108994X Spacer , . 323 x 563 x 1 O0 Lg , 28 108979X Gear , Spur , 30T 66 108995X Screw , Tapping . 5 / 16 _ 18 x 2 50 5Lg 29 10898OX Gear , Spur , 25T 67 108996X Washer . Plain , . 321 x 1 O0 x 05 30 108998X Gear , Spur , 22T 68 73810500 Nut , Lock , 5 / 16 - 24 31 108455X Gear , Spur , 19T , 69 108727X V - Ring 32 105925X Washer , Plain , 640 x 1.37 x . 061 70 106596X Screw , Tapping , 5 / 16 - 18 x 144 Lg 33 110468X Ass'y , Gear , Comb , 12T & 37T 34 105927X Shaft , Idler in various combinations to maintain proper clearances 35 106151X Gear , Spur , 15T Use sold separately - Order Key No 12 36 105928X Sprocket , 9T * ° Not 37 110478X Gear , Bevel , 42T . 38 108983X Washer , Plain , 758 x 1 12 x 010 38 105930X Washer , Plain , 758 x 1 12 x 015 38 105931X Washer , Plain , _ 758 x 1 12 x . 020 38 105932X Washer , Plain , 758 x t 12 x . 025 38 3417J Washer , Plain , . 758 x 125 x 020 41
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.386012 ENGINE MODEL and SERIAL ) - _ - 115 NUMBERS HERE 134 133 132 131 _ 121 13 6564 , 81 70 ' \ _ 74 " - 76 _ ! 20 19A I 126 _ 19 / 42
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REPAUR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,254244 ENGINE TECUiViSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.386012 ENGINE Ref . Part Ref . Part No . No . P _ tName No . P _ tName No . 1 35323A Cylinder Assy , ( IncL Nos 8 8 - 13 ) 53 35308 Valve , Exhaust ( Std . ) 2 28277 Washer , Flat 53 35433 Valve , Exhaust ( 1 / 32 " oversize ) 3 35324 Rod , Governor 54 35309 Valve , Intake ( Std . ) 4 35520 Lever , Governor 54 35432 Valve , Intake ( 1 / 32 " over . _ ize ) 6 2991648 Clamp , Governor lever 55 3650691O Washer , Flat 6 6505 650 _ Screw , Hex washer hd , 8 - 32 x 5 / 16 56 Washer , Beneville 7 355211926 Spring , Control 57 650746 Screw , Hex hal , 5 / 16 - 19 x 1 - 3 / 8 8 35353 Seal , Oil 58 65O692 Screw , Hex hd . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 3 / 4 9 3 Baffle , Blower housing 59 34046 Resistor Spark Plug ( Champion RL - 10 65O561 Screw , Hex washer hd . Durlok , 1 / 4 - 20 86C or equivalent ) x 5 / 8 6O t ' 33481 " 0 " Ring 11 35336A Crankshaft Assy . 6OA 1 " ' 33481 " 0 " Ring 12 35327 Gear , Counterbalance 61 35475 Tube , Push rod 13 27652 Pin , Dowel 62 35310 Housing , Rocker arm 14 29826 Screw , Hex washer hd , 10 - 32 x 3 / 4 63 t ' 33484 " O " Ring 15 3O322 64 Locknut , Hex " Keps " , 8 - 32 650168 Washer , Flat 16 29918 Washer , E . T . Lock # 8 65 32610A Screw , Flanged hex hd , 1 / 4 - 20 x 17 29216 Locknut , Hex " Keps " , 10 - 32 29 / 32 18 29642 66 Ring , Retaining t ' 336o9 " O " Ring { Intake ) 19 35339 67 Piston , Pin 8 . Ring Assy . ( Std ) ( Incl . t ' 34410 " O " Ring ( Exhaust ) Nos . 19A , 20 8 . 21 ) 68 33510 Cap , Valve spring 19 3534O 69 Piston , Pin 8 Ring Assy , ( . 010 over - 33507 Spring , Valve size ) ( IncL Nos . 19A , 20 8 . 21 ) 70 335085 Keeper valve retainer 8 . cap set 19 35341 71 t ' 3529 Piston , Pin 8 . Ring Assy . ( . O3O over - " 0 " RingPush size ) ( Incl . Nos 19A , 20 8 - 21 ) 72 35296 Guide , rod 19A 35329 Piston 8 . Pin Assy ( Std ) ( Incl . No , 21 ) 73 650878 Stud , Rocker arm 19A 35430 Piston 8 . P _ n Assy . ( _ 010 oversize ) 74 35297 Arm , Rocker ( Incl , No 21 ) 75 352984 Bearing , Rocker arm 19A 35431 Piston 8 . Pin Assy ( 020 oversize ) 76 t ' 2826 Nut Assy . ( Encl No 81 ) ( Incl No 21 ) 77 35466 Rod , Push 20 34866 Ring Set , Piston ( Std . ) 79 t * 35299A " 0 " Ring 20 34867 Ring Set , Piston ( 010 oversize ) 79 35300 Cover , Rocker arm housing 20 1348689 Ring Set , Piston ( 020 oversize ) 8O t ' 650879 Screw , Truss hd . w / sealing 21 319 Ring , Piston pin retaining Loekwasher , 8 - 32 x 1 / 2 22 35330A Rod Assy , Connecting ( Incl No 23 8 - 81 t ' 650903 Nut , Hex ajamlve 23A ) 82 * 27896 Gasket , V cover 23 650908 Screw , Connecting rod 83 28423 Body , aBreatherther 23A 650882 Screw , Connecting rod 84 28424 Element , Bre 24 35313 Lifter , Valve 85 28425 Cover , Valve spring box 25 35314A Camshaft Assy ( Mech Compression 86 35350 Tube , Breather Release ) ( Incl No 24 ) 87 650128 Screw , Fil hd Sems , 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 26 35315 Weight Assy , Counterbalance 88 35301 Extension , BIower housing 27 35316 Extension , Blower housing 89 650128 Screw , Fil hd . Sems , 10 - 24 x I / 28 28 650128 Screw , Fil hd Seres , 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 90 650517 Screw , Fil fle _ hd , 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 28A 30063 Screw , Hex hd Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 90A 35043 Tube , Carburetor 29 " 35317 91 Gasket , Mounting flange * 33263 Gasket , Carburetor to intake pipe 30 35318 Flange , Mounting ( Incl Nos 28A , 32 , 92 35304 Pipe , Intake 33 8 . 34 ) 93 35522 Link , Governor 31 31356 Pump Assy . , Oil 94 35524 Bracket Assy , Control { Incl Nos 94A 32 31927 Plug , Oil drain ( square hd , 3 / 18 - 18 ) 8 . 94B ) 33 35319 Seal , Oil 94A 33802 Spring , Compression 34 35320 Shaft , Governor 94B 650777 Screw , Fil hd , 6 - 32 x 21 / 32 35 31707A Spacer Assy , Governor 94C 35525 Link , Control bracket 36 35479 Washer , Fiat 95 35523 Link , Governor springhd . 37 35321 Gear Assy , Governor 96 650902 Screw , Hex washer Sems , 10 - 32 x 38 35322 Spool , Governor 7 / 16 39 29193 Ring , Retaining 97 792028 Screw , Hex hd Seres , 5 / 16 - 18 x 7 / 8 40 650833 Screw , Hex washer hd Powerlok , 9899 " 33515 Gasket , Intake plpe 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 16 35288 Brace , Intake pipe 41 32589 Key , Flywheel 100 650738 Screw , Hex washer spinlock hd 42 611093 Flywheel thread forming , 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 43 650880 Washer , Lock 101 35338A Housing , Blower 44 650881 Nut , Flywheel ( Hex , 5 / 8 - 18 ) 102 30688 Screw , Hex hd Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 45 35135 Solid State Assy . 103 29747B Screw , Hexhd Sems , 5 / 16 - 24x21 / 32 45A 610118 Cover , Spark plug 46 650872 Stud . , Solid state assy 47 650814 Screw , Hex hd Sems , 10 - 24 x 1 49 " 35306 Gasket , Cylinder head 50 35307 Head Assy , Cylinder 51 730218 Valve Guide Kit ( Inc ! 2 of No . 52 ) * indicates Parts Included in 52 792035 Ring , Retaining Gasket Set , Ref . No . 174 43
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 317.254244 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.386012 ENGINE MODELandSERIAL NUMBERSHERE 18 13 1132B 51 - ooA \ 1 \ I 81 \ 33 44
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REPAaR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RiDiNG LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.386012 ENGINE Ref . Part Ref . Part No . No . Part Name No . No . P _ tName 104 35290 134 * 34912 Cover , Cylinder head Gasket , Air cleaner 105 650273 Screw , Fil hd Seres , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 135 650784 Screw , Hex hd taptite , w / flatwasher , 106 30688 Screw , Hex hd , Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 10 - 24 x 11 / 16 115 35411 Screen , Starter 136 34911 Cover , Air cleaner 115A 150 650873 Pop Rivet ( Can be purchased locally ) Screw , Hex hd , Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 116 34113 151A 611113 Plug , Blower housing Coil Assy , Alternator ( 3 Amp D , C ) 118 29774 Line , Fuel ( IncL Nos 152 , 153 8 . 154 ) 119 26460 152 610935 Diode Clamp , Fuel llnecl 119A 34279A Filter , Fuel ( In No 119 ) 153 610921 Connector Body 120 27793 Clip , Conduit 154 610922 Terminal , Female 121 28942 Screw , Hex washer hd Sems , 10 - 32 x 158 35437 Clip , Oil fill tube 3 / 8 159 27275 Clip , Wire 125 35574 Tube , Oil fill 169 30688 Screw , Hex hd Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 126 35576 170 34346 Dipstick , Oil Decal , instruction . 127 35499 " 0 " Ring 171 632469 Carburetor ( Incl NOr 91 ) 128 34909 173 33605 Body , Air cleaner Starter Motor ( 12 Volt ) 129 35106 Filter , Air cleaner ( Flocked ) 174 35331 Gasket Set ( Incl items marked * ) 130 34910 Element , Air cleaner 175 35332 " O " Ring Kit ( Incl , items marked t ) t31 650875 Screw , FIL hd Sems , 10 - 32 x 5 - 1 / 4 132 * 33629 Gasket , Air cleaner elbow RPM Settings : 132 35516 Bracket Low Speed , 1700 ; High Speed , 3500 , 132B 30200 Screw , Hex washer hd , self - tap Sems , 10 - 24 x 9 / 16 * Indicates Parts Included in 133 35286 Adapter , Air cleaner Gasket Set , Ref No 174 . tlndicates Parts Included in Gasket Set , Ref NOr 175 ! CARBURETOR NO . 632469 ReL Part No . No . Part Name 632469 Carburetor 1 632471 Shaft 8 - Lever Assy , Throttle 2 632244 Spring , Throttle return 3 632245 Shutter , Throttle 31 / 4 4 650506 / - - / 15 Screw , Rd hd . , 4 - 40 x 3 / 16 5 630766 Spring , Idle regulating screw 5A 630766 Spring , Main adjustment screw 6 650417 Screw , Idle regulating 7 632472 Shaft 8 . Lever Assy , Choke 8 632473 Spring , oReturnke 9 632429 Shutter , Ch 10 630748 Plug , Welch 11 631027 Plug , Welch 12 631021 Inlet Needle , Seat 8 . Clip Assy Incl , No . 13 ) 13 631022 Clip , Inlet needleor 14 632019 Float , Carburet _ \ SA 11 21 - - - , . _ 15 631024 Shaft , Float 16 631867 Bowl , Float 21 27110 Gasket , Bowl - to - body 22 632470 Nut , Float bowl 23 630740 " O ' " Ring , Adjustment screw 24 632281 Screw , Idle adjustment 25 631028 Gasket , Bowl - to - body 27 631184 Washer / - 29 J 631971 Seal , Dust 29A 631183 Seal , DustFlat 30 630739 Washer , 31 631775 Fitting , Fuel 45
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.254244 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.386012 ENGINE STARTER MOTOR NO . 33605 14 11 18 17 Part Name 19 33605 Starting Motor , Complete Cover , Dust . _ 1 334512 I 2 3384 Ring , Retainer 3 33430 Retainer , Springift i 4 33431 Spring , Anti - dr 5 33432 Gear t 6 33433 Nut , Engaging 7 33450 Nut , Lock 8 33434 Cap Assy . Drive end 9 33703 Armature 10 33759 Housing Assy 11 33712 Card Assy , , Brush ( Incl , No . 12 ) 12 33705 Brush 8 - Spring Kit ( Incl . 4 pcs , of No 13 ) 13 33440 Spring , Brushrust 14 590500 Washer , Th 15 3,3449 Bolt , 10 - 32 x 4 - 1 / 4 16 33706 Cap Assy . , Commutator end 17 650168 Washer , Flat 18 650723 Nut , Hex 19 34685 Terminal Insulators 46
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SBGHTDNG SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATnON ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE ( _ 0 / 11 ) SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LiNE OR TREE 15 ° MAX . Operale your Tractor ul ) awJ down the faoe of slopes ( no { greater than 15 ° ) _ never across lh _ face . Make tu _ r _ s g _ adLJ - alIV to prevent tlpp _ f1 ( J or toss ol control . ExercLse _ xtref'nu caullon when chan ( jlng ( . Jifect _ on On Slopes .
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L T 12 HP ELECTRIC START OWNERS 6 SPEED - 38 " MOWER MANUAL LAWN TRACTOR MODEL NO . 917.254244 The Model Number will be found on the Model Plate attached to the Fender . Always provide the Model Number when requesting service or repair parts for your Lawn Tractor All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Service Center / Departments and most Sears Stores . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOW - ING INFORMA TION : @ THE PART NUMBER 0 THE PART DESCRIPTION @ THE MODEL NUMBER HOW TO ORDER • THE NAME OF MERCHANDISE REPAIR PARTS Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Seers has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians having the parts , tools and the equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you , " We Service What We Sell " _ Sears , Roebuck and Co . Chicago , IL 60684 U S _ A . . 120586x 2 8.88 Rev 2 Printed in U S A
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0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
17662J Bulb, light
10108824X Fuse, 30 amp.
11STD551125 Washer
12STD541225 Nut
13STD522505 Bolt
1473510400 Nut
15108423X Cable
1611050400 Washer
17719J Cover, terminal
185114J Cable
19109787X Bezel - ignition
2110859X Harness, light socket
204207J Cable
21STD522507 Bolt
22STD551025 Washer
23STD541025 Nut, hex
249272R Battery, 12v., sears
25102476X Terminal guard
26STD541625 Wing nut
2711030400 Lock washer
2872240460 Bolt
29109081X Solenoid
3120309X Harness, ignition
30109787X Bezel - ignition
31109788X Nut, ignition
327192J Cable tie
33105687X Tube, plastic
34121064X Switch - seat
3519221616 Washer
3674641006 Screw
3773951000 Nut
384171R Clip
39120353X Battery cape set
4109310X Molded key
5110712X Switch
6104445X Switch
77603J Tray
819221616 Washer
9STD365402 Switch
0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
1120039X Seat
1019131312 Washer
11STD523707 Bolt
1273680600 Nut
1317490608 Screw
14109873X Bracket, fender
15121094X Bolt
16105465X Footrest, l.h.
17105464X Footrest, r.h.
18STD533707 Bolt
19105466X Pad, footrest
217490612 Screw
20108504X Bracket, pivot, grill, r.h.
21108505X Bracket, pivot, grill, l.h.
22108067X Nut
2319151616 Washer
24108361X Lens lh
25108360X Lens, r.h.
2619131210 Washer
27106911X Clip
28110897X Bezel, headlight
2974780616 Bolt
317490616 Screw
30109745X Strap assembly-grill
31106910X Washer
32105797X Hinge, hood, l.h.
33105792X Hinge, hood, r.h.
34105682X Hood assembly
35105678X Grill assembly
36108500X Bracket, frame, pivot, r.h.
37108501X Bracket, frame, pivot, l.h.
38106927X Side panel, r.h.
39106929X Side panel, l.h.
4105513X Bracket-pivot, seat
40109512X Chassis assembly
41102481X Drawbar
42121069X Pan-seat
43105801X Decal-fender
46105806X Decal, grill craftsman
47105807X Decal, grill, stripe
484900J Decal, clutch brake
49110010X Decal, 12 h.p.
5105529X Bolt
50108428X Decal, 6 speed, 36"
51109199X Decal, v-belt schematic
5219132012 Washer
53STD551150 Lockwasher
5419171912 Washer
55STD523710 Bolt
56106301X Guide-belt, lower, eng. pulley, l.h.
57106300X Guide-belt, lower, eng. pulley, r.h.
58106811X Decal-stripe, side panel, l.h.
59106812X Decal-stripe, side panel, r.h.
673680500 Nut
60106974X Decal-opei, caution
61106909X Screw
62121093X Cap-spring
632751R Clip
64105802X Decal, stripe, l.h.
65105803X Decal, stripe, r.h.
6619131614 Washer
6719091216 Washer
69108631X Decal
7121068X Spring-compression l.h.
8121067X Spring-compression r.h.
9109872X Fender
0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
1120358X Engine
1071070510 Screw
1007152J Tube
11STD551131 Washer
12101200K Spacer
132751R Clip
1517490628 Screw
16STD551125 Washer
19110195X Transaxle foote, 6 speed, model no. 4150-40
2105731X Pulley, engine
20STD523727 Bolt
2173680600 Nut
22STD580025 Key, woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
23105703X Pulley, transaxle
2412000028 Ring, retainer
25109167X Bracket, transaxle
26STD523710 Bolt
2717490512 Screw
28108171X Support, battery
29109368X Keeper, belt, l.h.
3120374X Valve
304921H Spring retainer
31106190X Clamp
32STD523107 Bolt
3373680500 Nut
34109370X Strap, locator
35109369X Keeper, belt, r.h.
36106157X Plate - strap
37STD523707 Bolt
3819252616 Washer
39106933X Knob
4STD551143 Washer
40110458X Shift rod
4171040412 Bolt
42105701X Washer
43STD561210 Cotter pin
4419151216 Washer
45104777X Retainer, belt
4617490612 Screw
4719131312 Washer
48105730X Keeper
49109070X Belt keeper
574770728 Bolt
504470J Spacer
514859J Idler, flat
52106298X Pulley, idler
53105705X Bellcrank assembly (inc. key no. 88)
54STD523715 Bolt
55105709X Spring
56110812X Washer
5712000039 Ring
58105710X Link
5976020412 Pin
6120302X V-belt, drive
60105724X Bracket, clutch
61109127X Rod brake
62106888X Spring rod
6373350600 Nut
6419131316 Washer
65105758X Rod, brake, parking
6671673 Plunger cap
67109037X Shaft, foot pedal
688883R Pedal cover
6919252016 Washer
7108835X Muffler
70STD571810 Pin, roll
71106918X Arm
73STD580105 Key, square
74104757X Cap, hub, rear
7559192 Valve cap
7665139 Valve stem
77106268X Tire, rear
78106108X Rim assembly, rear
79109502X Spacer
82949R Gasket
806404J Spacer
8112000001 E-ring
82105842X Strap, torque, transaxle
86STD533707 Bolt
87110422X Spring-brake
88105706X Bearing
89106499X Retainer-belt
9101326L Deflector
9317450808 Screw
96105700X Spring
97106919X Plate, shift
9819091210 Washer
9911050600 Washer
0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
1109283X012 Dash
10110657X012 Saddle
1117490608 Screw
122751R Clip
13105810X Decal-cap, steering wheel
14100710L Insert-steering wheel
15STD541350 Nut
16100712K Washer
17100713N Wheel-steering
18100711L Adapter-steering wheel
19109285X Sleeve-steering
274180512 Screw
20120151X Shaft-steering, upper
21STD523712 Bolt
2273680600 Nut
2398000165 Screw
24108456X Decal-instruction, operating
25109284X Bushing
26109432X Bracket-steering
2717490612 Screw
286266H Thrust washer
29108684X Gear
373510500 Nut
30106126X Key
3112000029 Ring
32101930X Washer
33109068X Shaft-steering, lower
342882J Pin
3574580 Spacer
3671208 Bushing
37108683X Rod-steering
38105663X Support-saddle, rear
39105664X Support
4109816X Nyliner
4074761060 Bolt
41105669X Axle-front
43110438X Spacer, bearing, front axle
4473901000 Nut
4517490508 Screw
46108685X Gear, pinion
473366R Bearing
48105715X Rod-tie
49120382X Bushing
5120139X Control-throttle
5019131416 Washer
5176020412 Pin
52STD551137 Washer
53STD541137 Nut
54105727X Drag link
55105656X Spindle-l.h.
56105654X Spindle-r.h.
57278H Fitting
589040H Flange bearing
59106732X Rim-6"-front
617720408 Screw
6059192 Valve cap
6165139 Valve stem
62106222X Tire-turf
6319252016 Washer
64104757X Cap-hub, front
6559904 Tube
66110130X Retainer
6711150500 Washer
68110307X Stop-mower, clutch lever
6961159 Knob-throttle control
7STD523710 Bolt
7019252616 Washer
7119272016 Washer
8105621X Dash-lower
917190508 Screw
0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
1106448X Lever, clutch, mower
10109202X Fuel tank
11101335K Line, fuel
129151R Bushing
136999R Clamp-hose
1417490612 Screw
15106901X Clamp-tank, fuel
16106920X Panel, dash, l.h.
17105505X Cover, access
18106921X Panel, dash, r.h.
1919292016 Washer
2106932X Knob
2012000022 E - ring truarc #5133 - 87
21100734K Knob
22STD541237 Nut
23110809X Rod, adjust, lift
2475020308 Pin
252876H Spring
2619131016 Washer
27110810X Trunnion
2819151216 Washer
2912000037 Ring
3106451X Bolt
30120420X Shaft, lift
31105768X Lever, assembly
32105723X Plunger
33109413X Grip
344939M Retainer, spring
35110029X Link, lift
36106204X Trunnion, lift
37105855X Lift link
38105862X Arm, suspension, r.h.
39105848X Bolt,
473680600 Nut
40105863X Arm, suspension, l.h.
41106308X Trunnion, lift, lower
42STD541250 Nut
439135R Spring
4419171516 Washer
454921H Spring retainer
46105864X Bracket, suspension
47106444X Bracket, bellcrank
48STD523707 Bolt
49109728X Bellcrank assembly
5106452X Bracket, switch, interlock
5076020412 Pin
51106446X Rod, clutch, primary
5219131410 Washer
535320R Clip
54105764X Rod assembly-lever, lift (includes key 32)
55105767X Pin
56106810X Spring
5772140606 Screw
58108236X Bracket
59110807X Nut
619171713 Washer
60110739X Washer
6173980600 Nut
717021008 Screw
8106447X Support, lever, clutch
9109462X Cap, fuel
0120586X Manual
0101539X Instructions
024939 Bagger
024669 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
1106085X V - belt
10106735X Rod
11106736X Deflector
12105814X Decal
13105304X Cap
14105662X Link, parallel
15105744X Front Rod
16105872X Stop, link
17105743X Pin-hinge, rear
18STD523707 Bolt
1973680500 Nut
2105689X Housing
20109598X Bracket, lift, r.h.
21109597X Bracket, lift, l.h.
22STD533107 Bolt
233713J Instruction-caution decal
24109503X Support, arm
25109504X Stop, deck, front
26109984X Decal-safety standard
27106461X Guide belt
28STD523722 Bolt
29108832X Arm, idler
38417J Runner, r.h.
30106902X Spacer
31102403X Idler
32106513X Washer
33102669X Keeper, belt
34105891X Mandrel assembly
35100668L Plate, support, mandrel
3617490612 Screw
3717490620 Screw
38106634X Blade
3919132012 Washer
473680600 Nut
40STD551137 Washer
41STD623715 Bolt
42108250X Spring
43108235X Rod-clutch, mower
444921H Spring retainer
45STD560907 Pin
46109892X Rocker shaft
4776020616 Pin
48108247X Primary rod , brake
4972140606 Bolt
519111216 Washer
50108243X Bracket, pivot, r.h.
51108241X Bracket, pivot, l.h.
52105857X Bracket, suspension, rear, r.h.
53108673X Bracket
54106578X Brake
55106463X Rod
56108249X Rod
57106456X Bracket, brake, pivot
58100672K Spacer
59100673L Bracket, support
672140505 Bolt
6019131614 Washer
6174760684 Bolt
627631J Runner, mower left hand
6319111016 Washer
6472140610 Bolt
6578850 Decal-warning
66STD551037 Washer
6919132012 Washer
7105896X Bracket, deflector
70106679X Decal-warning
7176020308 Pin
7272110506 Bolt
73STD522507 Bolt
74109893X Washer
7573680400 Lock nut
7619131407 Washer
77110445X Support
8110452X Push nut
9106734X Spring, deflector