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OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO . 917.254622 CRRFrSMRN Caution : Read and Follow All Safety Rules LT 12 HP ELECTRIC START And Instructions Before Operating 5 SPEED - 38 " MOWER This Equipment LAWN TRA CTOR • Assembly • Operation Maintenance • Repair and Adjustment • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co , , Chicago , IL 60684 U . S . A .
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SAFETYRULES b . Limit loads to those you can safely control . I . Know the controls and how to stop quickly . READ THIS OPERA TOR S MANUAL and instructions furnished with c . Do not turn sharply . Use care when backing . attachments . d . Use counterweight or wheel weights when suggested in the owner's manual . 2 . Do not allow children to operate the machine . Do not allow adults to operate it without proper instruction . 24 . . Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways . 25 3 . Do not carry passengers . Do not mow when children and When using any attachments , never direct discharge of others are around . material toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the 4 . Always wear substantial footwear . Do not wear loose fit - vehicle while in operation . 26 . ting clothing that could get caught in moving parts . Handle gasoline " with care - it is highly flammable , 5 . Keep your eyes and mind on your tractor , mower and a , Use approved gasoline containers . the area being cut , Do not let other interests distract you . b . Never remove the fuel cap of the fuel tank or add 6 , Do not attempt to operate your tractor or mower when gasoline to a running or hot engine or an engine that not in the drivers seat . has not been allowed to cool for several minutes after 7 . Alwaysgetonoroffyourtractorfromtheoperator'sleft running . Never fill tank indoors . Always dean up hand side . spilled'gasoline , 8 . Clear the work area of objects ( wire , rocks , etc . ) which c . Open doors if the engine is run in the garage - ex - might be picked up and thrown . haust fumes are dangerous . Do not run the engine indoors . 9 , Disengage all attachment clutches before attempting to 27 . start the engine . Keep the vehicle and attachments ingood operating con - 10 . Disengage power to attachments and stop the engine dition , and keep safety devices in place and wor'kin _ l . before leaving the operator's position . 28 . Keep all nuts , bolts and screwstight to be sure the equtp _ 11 . Disengagepowertomower , stoptheengine , anddiscon - ment is in safe working condition . Never store the equipment with gasoline in the tank in - nect s _ parkplug wire ( s ) from spark plug ( s ) before clean - 29 . ing , making an adjustment , or repair , be careful to avoid side a building where fumes may reach an open flame touching hot muffler or engine components . or spark . Al ! low the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . 12 , Disengage power to attachments when transporting or not in use . 30 . To reduce fire hazard , keep the engine free o _ grass , 13 . Take all possible precautions when leaving the yah ! de leaves or excessive grease . Do not dean prod _ ct while unattended . Disengage thepower - take - off , _ ower the at - engine ts running Except for adju / t _ rl ¢ _ J _ O . , [ qOT operate engine if air tachments , shift into neutral , set the parking brake , stop 3 I . the engine and remove the key . cleaner or cover _ j _ i _ t _ O _ r ctwbu _ etor air intake is 14 . Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphil ! or removed , RemovcWof _ pa _ cou _ _ e _ flre hazard . downhill . Mow up and down the face of slopes ( not 32 . Do not operate without _ - muffler _ tampe _ with exhaust system . Damaged mufflers or spor _ drte _ te _ could create greater than 150 ) ; never across the face , Refer to page a fire hazard . Inspect periodically and replace if 15 . Reducespeedonslopesandmaketurnsgraduallytopre - necessary . vent tipping or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution 33 . The vehicle and attachments should be stopped and in - when changing direction on slopes . spected for damage after striking a foreign object and 16 While going _ p or down slopes , place Gear Shift Con - the damage should be repaired - before restarting and trol Lever in 7st gear position to negotiate the slope operating the equipment . without stopping , 34 . Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed ! 7 , Never mow in wet or slippery grass , when traction is un - the engine ; severe damage or injury may result . sure or at a speed whichcoufd cause a skid . 35 . When using the yah ! de wl " thmower , proceed as follows ; 18 . Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden a . Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light . b . Shut the engine off when unclogging chute . hazards . Keep away from drop - offs . 19 . Do not drive too close to creeks , ditches and public c . Check the blade mounting bohs Tor proper tightness highways . at frequent intervals . 20 Exercise spedal care when mowing araund fixed abjects 36 . Do not operate the mower without the deflector shield in in order to prevent the blades from striking them , Never place . Disengage power to mower before backing up . Do not deliberately run tractor or mower into or over any foreign 37 . obiects . mow 7nieverse unlessabsolutely necessary - an'd then on - 21 . Never shift gears until tractor comes to a stop . ly after careful observation of the entire area behind the mower . 22 . Neverplacehandsorfeetunderthemower , indischarge chute or near any moving ports while tractor or mower 38 . Under normal usage the grass catcher bag material is sub - ject to deterioration andwear . It should'be checked fre - _ A _ y _ clear of discharge chute . quently for bag replacement . Replacement bags should 23 _ _ re whe _ j _ uEb ' _ ] _ ads or using heavy equipment . be checked to ensure compliance with the original I a . _ , U _ nly _ E _ pl _ p _ ea _ drowbar h ; tch po ; nts . manufacturer's recommendations or specifications . / k I JILL LITOOMKEAFNOSR - ATTTHEINSTIOSNY ! MBOL BETCOOMPOEINTALEORUTT ! IYMOPUORRTASNATFETYSAFISETYINVOPLRVEECDA , UTIONS . I CAUTION : LOOK FOR THIS WORD TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT PRECAUTIONS , ii ON OR NEAR ANY UNIMPROVED FOREST COVERED , BRUSH COVERED , OR GRASS COVERED | LAND UNLESS THE ENGINE S EXHAUST SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPARK ARRESTER MEET - I ING APPLICABLE LOCAL OR STATE LAWS ( IF ANY ) . IF A SPARK ARRESTER IS USED , IT SHOULD | I THIS UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED I BE MAINTAINED I , N EFFECTIVE WORKING ORDER BY THE OPERATOR . ! In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) , Other states may have similar laws , Federal laws apply on federal lands . Refer to the Repair Parts Section , page 32 .
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CONGIIATULATK ) NS on your purchase of a Sears SERIAL Lawn Tractor . It has been designed , engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependabili - NUMBER ty and performance . Should you experience any pro _ blem you cannot easily remedy , please contact your DATE OF PURCHASE nearest Sears Service Department . We have compe - te'nt , well - trained technicians and the proper tools to THE SERIAL NUMBER WILL BE FOUND ON service or repair this unit . THE MODEL PLATE UNDER THE SEAT . MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT YOU SHOULD RECORD THESE NUMBERS A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE , product . See the nearest Sears store or service center for details . 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 TTACHMENTS This unit can use many attachments now available at your Sears store . It cannot use attachments that engage the ground like a plow , harrow , cultivator , or tiller . See page 50 for a list of available attachments . LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT For one year from date of purchase , when this riding equipment is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up accor ding 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 riding equipment . This warranty excludes blade ( s ) , blade adapter ( s ) , spark plug ( s ) air cleaner and belt ( s ) , which are expendable and become worn during normal use . This warranty does not cover : Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects { such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass ) ; and - repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including the failure to maintain the equip - ment 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 wifl replace the battery at no charge . WARRANTY SERVICE tS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK and CO . , D / 698 - 731A , Sears Tower , Chicago , II 60684 3
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INDEX P A Parking Brake . . . . . . . . 9 Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Adjustments : Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Parts Bag . . . . . . . . 5 - 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2320 Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Mower Drive Belt 22 R Mower H Front - to - Rear . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Repair and Adjustments 14 - 24 Hood Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Carburetor 18 Throttle Control Cable . . . . . 78 Fuse . . . . . . . . 20 Engine Valves . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hood Removal . . . . 20 Air Filter L Motion Drive Belt Levelling Mower Deck . . . . . . . 22 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Lubrication : Replacement . . . . . . 10 Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 6 Mower Drive Belt Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Air Intake Screen , Eng . . . . . . 76 Tractor Pivot Points . . . . . . . 17 Replacement . . . . . . . . 20 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - B Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mower Adjustment Side - to - Side . . . . 22 M Mower Removal 20 13 B Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Battery : S Air Filter Element . . . . . . . . . 16 Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 15 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Service Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t5 Blade Sharpening 14 Slope Guide Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 16 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 8 Starting with Weak Battery 17 Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Speed Control Chert . . . . . . . . . 12 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Lubrication Chart 24 Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 5 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . I 1 Belt : Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Stopping the Tractor . . . . . . . . . 10 Motion Drive Replacement t9 Mower : Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mower Drive Adjustment 22 Mower Drive , Adjustment , Front - to - Rear 23 Remove / Replace . . . . . . . 2 t Adjustment , Side * to - Side 22 T Blade : Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . t4 Throttle Control Cable Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . ! 4 Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Replacement 14 Cutting Level . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . t4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 1 Trouble Shooting Chart . . . . . . 25 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 C Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 V Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . 2 Carburetor Adjustment 18 Controls , Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . 9 0 Valves Adjustments 18 Cutting Level , Mower . . . . . . . 12 Oil : Cold Weather Conditions 75 W E Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Warranty 3 Storage 23 Engine : Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t6 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 t2 Wiring { Schematic ) 27 Operating Your Mower . . . . . t t Off Change . . . . . . . . . 16 Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Operating Your Tractor . . . . . 7 t Oil Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . 1 t Stopping Your Tractor . . . . . 10 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tractor Operation on Hills ] 2 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Options : Valve Adjustments . . . . . . . . 18 Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Spark Attester . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 F Filter : Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fuel : Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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ASSEMBLY UnpDck Tractor bushing . 8 . Place steering wheel adapter on upper steer - a . Take items out of box . The box contains the ing shaft . items shown below , 9 . With front wheels pointed straight ahead , b . Cut down four corners of the carton with a utili - place steering wheel on steering wheel ty knife and fold down sides . adapter . Bars of steering wheel should point c , Disengage Parking Brake . straight across tractor . d . Install Steering Wheel 10 . Place 2 - 1 / 4 " diameter washer on upper steering shaft and install a 1 / 2 " / ocknut 1 . Slide upper steering shaft over lower steer { washer and Iocknut found in bag of parts ) . ing shaft until bolt holes line up with slots Tighten securely . in lower steering shaft ( Fig . 1 ) . 1 1 . Snap insert into steering wheel . 2 . Usetwohexbotts3 / 8 - 16x 1 - 1 / 4andtwo e , Remove plastic on tractor hood . f . Raise attachment lift handle . Iocknuts 3 / 8 _ 16 to retain upper steering shaft to lower steering shaft . Tighten g . Roll Tractor off skid , Be careful of staples in skid . securely . Bolts and nuts found in bag of parts . The operation of any tractor can result in 3 . Position Steering Sleeve over steering shaft foreign objects thrown into the eyes , assembly , which can result in severe eye damage , 4 , For easier assembly , tilt tube towards front Always wear safety glasses or eye of tractor . shields before starting your tractor and 5 . Place bottom of Steering Sleeve over two while moving . We recommend Wide front prongs on steering bushing , Vision Safety Mask for over the spec _ 6 . Squeeze the two steering sleeve retainers in - tacles or standard safety glasses , avail - ward to allow Steering Sleeve to pass over able at Sears Retail or Catalog Stores . retainers , 7 . Push Steering Sleeve down aligning notch on Steering Sleeve with tab on steering Parts Bag Contents Not Shown Ful ! Size : ( 21 Battery Carriage Bolts - 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 Terminal Guard t5 ° Slope Instruction ( 2 ) Keys @ Steering Wheel Adapter a , seat e , owner's manual b , Steering wheel f . parts bag c . battery _ . Steering sleeve d . battery acid upper steering shaft And Instructions . Steering Wheel Insert 5
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ASSEMBL Y ASSEMBLY PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE LOCATION BATTER Y © ( 2 ) Lockwash _ , 1 / 4 Int / Ext Tooth ( 2 ) Wing Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 © BATTERY 12 ) Hex Bolt , I / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 ( 2 ) Lockwasher 1 / 4 TERMINALS © © ( 2 ) Hex Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 ( 2 ) Washer 9 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , F - SEA T © ( 1 ) Hex Bolt , I / 2 - 13 - x 1 ( 1 ) Lockwasher 1 / 2 m ( I ) Washer 17 / 32 x I - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( 1 ) Shoulder bolt 5 / 16 - 18 " 1 UPPER STEERING _ HI ] ] ] l ] ] ll ] lllllllllll © SHAFT { 2 ) Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 I / 4 ( 2 ) Hex Locknut 3 / 8 - 16 STEERING WHEEL ( 1 ) Locknut , I / 2 - 20 1 / 4 " Dta . Washer 6
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ASSEMBL Y To assemble " tractor you will need : ( 21 7 / 16 " Wrenches Tire Pressure Gauge ( 1 ) I / 2 " Wrench Screwdriver I 2 NUT . ( 2 ) 11 / 16 " Wrenches Utllit V Knife 2 1 / 4 DIA WASH _ Ft ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " Wrench NOTE : RIGHT HAND ( R . H . ! AND LEFT HAND ( LH . ) ARE DETERMINED FROM OPERATOR'S POSITION WHILE SEATED ON THE TRACTOR , WEAR EYE AND FACE SHIELD . WASH HANDS OR CLOTHING IM - MEDIA TEL Y IF ACCIDENTALLY IN CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID . DO NOT SMOKE : FUMES FROM CHARGED BATTERY ACID ARE EXPLOSIVE . READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUD - ED WITH THE BATTERY VENT CAPS IN THE BAG OF PARTS . ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES , CLOTHING AND GOGGLES TO PROTECT YOUR STEERli HANDS , SKIN AND EYES . BUSHING ; TEERING 2 . Prepare Battery _ / STEERING SPRING SLEEVE RETAINER Fill and charge battery ( before installing ) . NOTE : SEE k 3 . Instafl Seat . SPraNG \ DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS PACKAGED WITH BATTERY VENT CAPS FOUND IN BAG OF PARTS . Seat position should De adjusted forward or backward a . Fill each cell with battery acid . Add the acid un - so that the operator can comfortably reach Clutch , Brake til it reaches the bottom of the vent tubes ( Fig , Pedal and safely operate tractor . 3 ) . Do not add the acid beyond this level or the additional acid can come out when the battery a . Place seat on seat pan . Screw hex head machine is charged . screw , iockwasher and flat washer into seat ( Fig . b . After cells are filled , tilt battery from side to 2 ) . Screw shoulder bolt into seat ( Fig . 2 ) . Machine side to release air bubbles . screw , shoulder bolt and washers found in bag of parts ( shown full size on page 6 ) . c , Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes , If the level of acid falls below the point described in step ( al , add more acid b . Tighten shoulder bolt using a 1 / 2 " wrench . NOTE : until the correct level is reached . Install the bat - THE SHOULDER BOL T WILL BE LOOSE IN THE SEA T PAN SL 07 - . tery caps , found in the bag of parts , to cover the vent tubes . Wash the top of the battery with water to remove any acid , then wipe dry . d . Check battery case for leakage to make sure c . Tighten machine screw , Iockwasher and ftat that no damage has occured in handling . washer using a 1 / 2 " ' wrench . e . Neutralize excess battery acid for disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five gallon d , Place seat in operating position . Sit on the seat plastic container . Stir with a wooden or plastic and press clutch / brake pedal all the way down , paddle while adding baking soda until the ad - If operating position is not comfortable , adjust seat . dition of more soda causes no mf _ re foaming , f . It is recommended that the battery be charg - e . To adjust : Raise seat . Loosen machine screw . ed before use . Use a 12 volt battery charger . Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 Slide seat to desired position . Tighten machine hour . NOTE : OBSERVE SAFETY PRECAU - screw securely , TIONS , LISTED tN BOX ABOVE , REQUIRED FOR BATTERY CHARGING . Check the acid level after the battery is charged . If the acid has I AIklLWASHER MUST BE TIGHTENED SECURE - fallen below the correct level , add distilled or I _ MACHINE SCREW - LOCKWASHER - FLAT ! iron free water . I - LY TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF SEAT . 7 Ill "
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ASSEMBL Y 4 . Check Ttres Check the a # pressure in the tires . 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 correct air pressure is shown on the side of the tires . If the air pressure is not shown , set to pressures shown in the REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section ( page 14 ) . 5 . Install Battery FIGURE 2 BEFORE INSTALLING BATTERY , BATTERY REMOVE METAL BRACELETS , _ ' _ jl AWAy VI { W GA P WRISTWATCH BANDS ° RINGS , ETC . FROM YOUR PERSON , TOUCHING f . . . . . . . . THESE ITEMS TO BATTERY TERMI - NALS COULD RESULT IN BURNS , . , VENT TUaE a . Lift seat ( Fig . 2 ) . L _ _ L _ IATTERY v _ L b . Lower battery into fender wel ! with battery ter - minals toward front of tractor ( Fig , 4 ) . Make sure c { _ FIGURE3 battery rests in battery tray ( Fig . 4 ) . NOTE : BE SURE BATTERY DRAIN TUBE IS SECURELY ATTACHED TO BATTERY TRAY DRAIN , POSITIVETERMINALMUSTBECON - SPARKS FROM ACCIDENTAL NECTED FIRST TO PREVENT I GROUNDING . c . Connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) bat - tery 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 ) d . Connect BLACK ground cable to negative ( - ) bat - tery terminal with remaining hex bolt , flat washer , Iockwasher and hex nut ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) found in bag of parts . Tighten secure - ly . ( Fig , 4 ) e . To prevent corrosion , apply grease to the bat - tery terminals after installing cables . f , Using the key hole on one side of the battery support ( Fig . 5 ) slide battery bolt into frame key hole ( head of bolt down ) . Fasten the battery bolt to the terminal guard using internal / external Iockwasher , wing nut , ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) as shown in Fig . 5 . g . Assemble the remaining battery bolt to other side of battery support and fasten terminal guard to it with remaining internal / external Iockwasher , wing nut , ( shown full size on pg . 6 ) as shown in Fig . 5 . FIGURE 5 NOTE : KEEP TERMINAL ACCESS DOORS CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE , 6 . Maintenance After First 2 Hours ( Two CAUTION : DO NOT START ENGINE UNTIL YOU HAVE Mowing l REVIEWED THE OPERATION SECTION OF Changing oil after the first two hours ( or two mowings ) THIS MANUAL . will help eliminate break - in residue which might be damaging to your engine . 8
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OPERA TION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL BEFORE OPERA TING YOUR LAWN TRACTOR . If you understand the unit and its opera - tion , you will achieve efficient and peak performance While reading the manual , compare the illustrations with your Lawn Tractor to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Study the operating instruc - tions end safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Lawn Tractor and to prevent injury to yourself and others . Be sure to pay strict attention to all warnings and cautions : they ar # included for your safety . Save this manual for future reference . Ignition Light Switch Throttle / Choke Attachment Lift Lever Clutch Brake Pedal t Clutch Lever Height Adjustment _ i i , , , , Parking Brake Knob Gear Shift Lever t f2 / ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER : Push lever up to engage GEARSHIFT : Press the clutch / brake pedal down firmly attachment . There will be an engine hesitation as the and move gear shift lever to desired speed . clutch engages . IGNITION : Place key in ignition and turn to the right to ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER : Use the attachment lift lever start . The switch sprin 9 returns from the start positon , to raise and lower the attachment mounted to your trac tot . Pull lever back slightly and push button , then move LIGHT SWITCH : Turns the headlights on and off . the lift lever forward to lower attachment . PARKING BRAKE : To set the parking brake , push the CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL : The pedal has 2 f _ Jnctions ; a clutch / brake pedal completely down . Hold the parking clutch and a brake , To engage the brake push the pedal brake lever in , Engage " position and release pressure completely down . from pedal , Clutch / brake pedal wilt remain in brake position . A TTA CHMENT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB : Use the THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL : Use the throttle control height adjustment knob to adjust the mower height . With the attachment lift lever in the " ' up " position , turn knob to increase or decrease the speed of the engine , and to clockwise ( F - _ l to raise cutting height and choke the engine for starting . Push lever to the right and forward to choke . counterclockwise ( f - _ ) to lower cutting height . 9
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OPERA TION 1 . 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 . ( Fig . 7 ) b . Place attachment clutch lever in . . . . . . Fi 7 DISENGAGED position . ( g ; ) , , / c , Move gear shift lever to NEUTRAL / • postion , ( Fig . 7 ) d Place parking brake in " ' ENGAGED " posi - tion and release pressure from clutch / brake . FUEL FILLER CAP Pedal should remain in " ' BRAKE ' " position . ( Fig . 7 ) e . Move throttle control to " S ' " ( slow ) position . ( Fig , 7 ) TANK f . Turn ignition key to " OFF " position . Never use choke to stop engine . ( Fig . 7 ) / / , Preparing The Engine FIGURE 6 / I LEARN TO START , STOP AND RE * II A VERSEYOURTRACTORIN ALARGE , I OPEN AREA . m I c3 . This enginehasbeenahipped f ! lled with su - mer weight oi ! ( For cold weather operation see chart page 16 ) . Check engine off level . Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section ( page 16 ) . 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 . CAUTION : EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL ) CAN AT MOWER 8LADE TRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO CLUTE POSITION SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS NGAGED " POSiTiON DURING STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN HEADLIGHT DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " TO AVOID ENGINE PROBLEMS , THE FUEL POSITION THROTTLE " ' - - _ CONTROL SYSTEM SHOULD BE EMPTIED BEFORE _ ' LEVER STORAGE FOR 30 DAYS OR LONGER . DRAIN THE GAS TANK , START THE ENGINE AND LET IT RUN UNTIL THE FUEL LINES AND CARBURETOR ARE EMPTY . / USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SEASON . SEE GEARSHIFT LEVER STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDI - TIONAL INFORMATION . NEVER USE ENGINE OR CARBURETOR CLEANER PRODUCTS IN THE FUEL TANK OR PERMANENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR . FIGURE 7 lO
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OPERA TION 3 , Starting The Engine ATTACHMENT CLUTCH a ' . Move throttle control lever ( Fig . 7 ) past " ' FAST " LEVER " ' DISENGAGED ' " POSITION to the " CHOKE " position . HEIGHT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT LEVER " ENGAGED " b . Turn ignition key to " ' START " and release key POSITION KNOB as soon as engine starts , CAUTION ; DO NOT RUN STARTER CONTINUOUSLY FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN SECONDS PER MINUTE . LIFT LEVER c . If engine does not start after four or five tries . - ' LOWEST , POSITfOr _ move throttle control lever to " ' FAST " position , i wait a few minutes and try again . If the engine does not start after four or five more tries , see the TROUBLESHOOTING 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 " . OPERATION " CAREFULLY BEFORE 4 _ READ THE " RULES FOR SAFE OPERATING YOUR MOWER . I CAUTION : DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL WEIGHT TO / THE TRACTOR OTHER THAN THE OP - FIGURE 8 TIONAL WHEEL WEIGHTS . EXCESSIVE WEIGHT MAY OVERLOAD AND DAMAGE . Operating Your Lawn Tractor & Mower THE TRANSAXLE . ! I | DO NOT OPERATE THE MOWER WITH - ALWAYS WEAR SUBSTANTIAL FOOT - OUT EITHER THE ENTIRE GRASS I WEAR AND AVOID LOOSE FITTING CATCHER , ON MOWERS SO EQUIPPED , | CLOTHING THAT COULD GET CAUGHT I IN MOVING PARTS . OR THE DEFLECTOR SHIELD IN PLACE ] NOTE : THIS TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERATOR PRESENCE SENSING SWITCH . ANY CAUTION ATTEMPT BY THE OPERATOR TO LEAVE THE TO AVOID INJURY SEAT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER ENGAGED 1 _ Read owner's manual . WILL SHUT OFF THE ENGINE , 2 . Know location and function of all controls , q Keep guards , safety shield and switches in place a , Move the attachment lift lever to the high pos _ and working . lion and adjust height of cut to mid range . See 4 . Remove objects that can be thrown by blades . Fig . 8 . 5 . Do not mow when children and others are around . 6 . Never carry children or passengers . b . Start the engine , ( See Starting the Engine ) 7 . Always look behind machine before backing . 8 , Do t ? ot mow where machine can tip or slip . c . Move the throttle lever to mid range position . 9 , , machine stops going uphill , stop blades and back Select a tow ( _ st or 2nd ) gear unlit you become slowly down . more familiar with the operation of the unit . ! O . Be sure blades and engine have stopped before plac ing hands or feet near the blades . d . Slowly release clutch brake pedal and proceed 11 , Remove key when leaving machine . to the mowing area . MAKE SURE PARKING BRAKE WILL HOLD e . Stop the unit , then select a mowing speed . ISee TRACTOR SECURE . Speed Selection Guide , page 12 ) . NEVER PLACE YOUR HANDS OR FEET IN OR UNDER ANY POWERED ATTACH - f . Move throttle lever to half throttle and slowly A MENT OR NEAR ANY MOVING PART move attachment clutch lever to engaged posi - WHILE TRACTOR OR ANY POWERED tion , Fig . 8 . ATTACHMENT IS RUNNING 11
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OPERA TION 5 . Mowing Tips NOTE : TIRE CHAINS CANNOT BE USED WI'PH THE g . Slowly release clutch brake pedal . MOWER ATTACHED . h . Move throttle lever to fast position . a , Mower should be adjusted properly front to back and side to side for good mowing performance . i . Observe height of cut and readjust as desired , Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT section ( page 22 ) . CAUTION : BEFORE YOU MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT b . Use the runner on the R . H . side as a guide ; the LEVER , COME TO A COMPLETE STOP . blade cuts approximately an inch outside the FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN GEAR runner ( Fig , 8 ) . c , Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the BOX DAMAGE . area that has been cut . Have the cut area to the right of the machine . This wil ! result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform f cutting . d . When mowing large areas ( Fig . 9 ) , start by tur - ning to the right so that the clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , driveways , T etc . After two or three rounds , mow in the op - posite direction making left hand turns until finished . e . If grass is extremely taft , it should be mowed twice . The first time cut relatively high ; the se - cond time to the desired height . f . The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming , g , See Speed Selection Chart . h . Do not mow tall , dry ( brown ) grass over 6 in - FIGURE 9 ches tall . It is a fire hazard . 6 . Operating The Tractor On Hills I DO NOT DRIVE UP OR DOWN HILLS | WITH SLOPES GREATER THAN 15 ° AND DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS ANY SLOPE . REFER TO PAGE 51 , I a . Move gear shift lever to " " 1st " gear before star ring up or down hills . b . AVOID STOPPING OR SHIFTING ON HILLS . c , If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position . I LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHEN STOP - | SPEED SELECTION GUIDE PING AND STARTING TO ALLOW SLIGHT TRACTOR ROLL DOWNHILL FUNCTION GEARSHIFT THROTTLE AS CLUTCH - BRAKE PEDAL MOVES THROUGH CLUTCH POSITION . I Normal 2or 3 Mowing d . If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake position . I or2 Heavy Mowing e . To restart tractor movement , make sure tractor is in the lowest speed range ( " Ist ' " Gear ) and release clutch - brake pedal SLOWLY . 1 FAST Snow Blowing f . Make all turns gradually . Snow Blade 7 . Transporting Your Tractor For pushing or towing your tractor , place Gear Shift Lever in SLOW - " iV " position . Do not tow or push at more than 6 MPH . Transport 4 - 6 FAST 12
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MAINTENANCE To keep your tractor running better , longer , per - BEFORE MAKING ANY INSPECTION , form necessary service using the following ADJUSTMENT , OR REPAIR : maintenance schedule : 1 . PUSH CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL COM - PLETELY DOWN . With Every Mowing 2 . MOVE'GEAR SHIFT CONTROL LEVER TO NEUTRAL POSITION . 3 . PLACE PARKING BRAKE IN " ENGAG - 1 . Make sure all nuts on bolts are tight and cotter pins ED " POSITION . REMOVE FOOT FROM and retainer springs are secure . PEDAL . 2 . Observe aft safety precautions , 4 , DISENGAGE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH 3 , Keep tractor weft lubricated ( refer to page 17 ) . 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 ACCI - DENTAL STARTING . BE CAREFUL TO AVOID TOUCHING HOT ENGINE OR MUFFLER COMPONENTS . SERVICE RECORD ( Enter Date Maintenance Performed ) SERVICE RECORD SCHEDULE FIRST EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY Fill in dates as you complete regular service 2 5 25 50 1OO HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS HOUR _ Blades - sharpen Brake Adjustment Check Battery Change Engine Oil _ ' _ Check Engine Oil Leve _ Clean Air Cleaner Element l _ J Check Muffler Clean Air Screen 1 _ d Clean Front GrilI Lubricate Tractor Replace Spark Plug I _ Replace Air Cleaner Eiement Check Tire Pressure Replace Fuel Filter 13
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 1 . Brake Adjustment This tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system mounted on the right side of the transaxle ( Fig . ! 0 ) . IF TRACTOR REQUIRES MORE THAN I SIX FEET STOPPING DISTANCE IN I HIGHEST GEAR , THEN BRAKE MUST I I BE ADJUSTED . l a , Depress clutch / brake pedal and engage parking I 112 brake . b . Measure distance between brake operating arm ( WITH PARKING and nut " A " on brake rod . BPJ _ K E ENGAGED ) c , ff distance is other than l - l / 2 " loosen jam nut ( Fig . 10 ) and tum nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " , retighten jam nut against nut " A " FIGURE ! 0 Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above , Readjust if necessary , 2 , Tire Care a . Maintain tire pressure in front at 14 PSi and rear tires at 12 PSI . b . Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control ASSEMBLY chemicals which can harm rubber . c . Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts and other hazards that may cause tire damage . d . Removing wheel for tire repair ( Fig . 12 ) , 1 - Block up axle securely , 2 - Remove hub cap , klip ring and washer to allow wheel removal . 3 - Repair tire and reassemble , Replace washers WASHER and snap klip ring securely in axle groove , Replace hub cap . 3 . Blade Care FIGURE 11 For best results mower blades must be kept sharp , The blades can be sharpened with 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 soft check the blades after each two mowings . The sand wears the blade away rapidly . A GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THREE a . Blade Replacement LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD AS Raise mower to highest position to permit access SHOWN AT LEFT . to blades . 1 . Remove the hex head bolt , Iockwasher and flat washer ( Fig . 11 ) ( turn counterclock wise ) ( F _ ) . 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 , Iockwasher and hex head bolt , TIGHTEN SECURELY . tERS HUB CAP ALWAYS USE GRADE 5 HEAT TREAT - i ED BOLTS TO ATTACH BLADES . DO NOT USE PLATED BOLTS . CHECK BOLTS IN BLADES OCCASIONALLY TO MAKE SURE BOLTS ARE TIGHT , I TORQUE BOLTS TO 30 - 35 FT , - LBS . KLIP RING 14 FIGURE 12
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT b . When grinding , care should be taken to maintain blade balance and the blade should be checked for proper balance before reinstailation on mower . An unbalanced or bent blade will cause / excessive vibration when running , and eventual ' I CENTER damage to mower or engine . Replace bent or _ ' HOLE damaged blades . c . To check blade balance , drive a nail into a beam i - ° or wail . Leave about one inch of the straight nail exposed . Place center hole of clean blade over j the head of the nail ( Fig . 131 . NOTE : CENTER BLADE i ( HOLE OF BLADE ON NAIL , IF BLADE IS PROPER - LY BALANCED , BLADE SHOULD REMAIN IN FIGURE 1 3 POSITION SHOWN IN FIG . 13 . IF EITHER END OF THE BLADE MOVES DOWNWARD , BLADE IS NOT BALANCED . SHARPEN THE HEAVY END UNTIL BLADE IS BALANCED . 4 . BATTERY CARE 13 . T _ £ A ¥ Et _ T AWAy Vt ( W CA , Check Battery a . Battery acid solution level in each battery cell should be even with bottoms of vent tubes in L - - - - - - J cells ( Fig . 14 ) . Add ONLY distilled or iron free water if necessary , NOTE : DO NOT OVERFILL , • V [ NT b , Keep battery and terminals clean . TUBE c . Keep battery bolts tight . - _ ] IATTE _ Y VEL d . Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open . _ LL e . Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour if necessary . FIGURE14 Clemn Battery , and Terminals Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals cause the battery to " ' leak " power and hinders the opera tion of the charger . LEAD - ACID BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES , KEEP SPARKS , FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS AWAY FROM SATTERIES . ALWAYS SHIELD YOUR EYES AROUND BATTERIES . a . Remove terminal guard . b . Disconnect BLACK battery cable , then RED bat _ tery cable , and remove battery from tractor . c . Wash battery with four tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water . NOTE : BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET THE SODA SOLUTION INTO THE CELLS . d . Rinse the battery with plain water , dry and reinstall on tractor . e . Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright . f . Replace battery cables , connecting RED battery cable to positive terminal first , then BLACK bat - tery cable to negative terminal , Coat terminal connections with grease after installation of cables . g . Replace terminal guard . 15
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT W • , 7 _ _ \ . 20 ° 0 ° 32 ° 60 ° 80 ° 100 ° 6 . Check Engine Oil Level FUEL \ CAP NOTE : DO NOT CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL WITH ENGINE RUNNING , Several minutes after stopping engine , check engine oil level with tractor on level ground , yVipe dipstick ( Fig . 15 ) clean , screw it down tight for a few seconds , remove and read oil level . If necessary , add oi ! until " ' FULL " mark is reached . ( See chart above ) . NOTE : DO NOT FIGURE15 OVERFILL , 7 . Clean Air Cleaner Element ( Fig . 16 ) ENGINE OIL AIR CLEANER a . Remove two cover knobs and remove air cleaner cover . FILLER CAP COVER AND DIPSTICK b . Remove foam pro - cleaner . - - Wash pro - cleaner in liquid detergent and warm water to remove dirt . - - Wrap pro - cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry . - - Wipe foam with a light coat of engine oil . Do not saturate , squeeze in rag or towel to remove excess oil . AIR SCREEN c . Remove two nuts from top of cartridge , FOAM d , Removecartridgeandcleanaircleanerbodycarefullyto ELEMENT prevent dirt from entering carburetor , e . Clean cartridge by gently tappmg on flat sudace , ff very dirty , replace cartridge . f . Reassemble air cleaner . / NOTE : Nuts holding air cleaner cartridge must be installed with / fiber washers down on cartridge plate to prevent dirt from entering carburator , T _ hten nuts by hand , Overt _ htening could collapse cartridge . NOTE : NEVER RUN ENGINE WiTH AIR CLEANER REMOVED . AIR 8 . Clean Air Screen and Engine Cooling Fins . NER | J BODY FIGURE ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND FACE | PROTECTION WHEN USING COM - ] PRESSED AIR . / 5 . Change Engine Oil The best time to change engine oil is at the end of a day's Air screen and cooling fins ( Figs . ! 6 and 1 7 ) must be operation when all dirt and foreign materials are suspend - kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from ed in the hot oil . overheating . Clean with a wire brush or compressed air Capacity is 1 - 1 / 2 quarts . NOTE : DO NOT OVERFILL , to remove dirt and dried gum fibers . Dipstick assembly must be securely tightened into tube a . Remove hood ( page 20 ) . at all times when engine is operating . b . Snap off air cleaner cover ( Fig . 16 ) . c , Remove 3 screws securing air cleaner body ( Figs . 16 and 17 ) and remove , ( Cover carburetor to prevent en - try of dirt . ) CAUTION : TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE STAR - d . Remove oil dipstick and cover opening to prevent en - TING SYSTEM , USE SAE 5W30 OIL try of dirt . WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FALLS e . Remove 3 screws from blower housing and rift hous - BELOW 32 ° . ing off engine ( Fig , 17 ) . f . Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins ( Fig , t 7 ) and air screen ( Fig . 16 ) . Recommended SAE Viscosity Grades g . To reassemble , reverse above procedure • Determine temperature range expected before next off h . Be certain carburetor tube , breather tube , and gaskets change . All oil must meet A . P . I . service classification SD , are in place ( Fig . 1 71 , 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 . I DO NOT TOUCH HOT MUFFLER , | CYLINDER OR FINS AS CONTACT MAY CAUSE BURNS . I 10 . Lubricate Pivot Points Place several drops of SAE 30 oil at points where parts move against each other , expeeially : GASKET a . Front axle pivot b . Hood hinges c . Foot pedal shaft ( both ends ) d . Lift shaft ( both ends ) See Lubrication Chart page 24 . 1 1 . Starting your Tractor With a Weak Battery If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . / f " ' jumper cables " are used for emergen - cy starting , follow this procedure : NOTE : YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM . THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM . LEAD - ACID BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES . KEEP SPARKS , FLAME AND SMOKING MATERIALS AWAY FROM BATTERIES . ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN AROUND BATTERIES . a . Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminals of each battery ( tak - ing care not to short against chassis ) . ( Fig . 18 ) b . Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal of fully charged battery . c , Connect the other end of the cable to the L , H , side panel bolt ( Fig , 19 ) NOTE : KEEP AWAY FROM GAS TANK AND BATTERY . d . Disconnect cables in reverse order : 1 . LH . side Panel Bolt ( Fig , 19 ) 2 . Negative terminal of fully charged battery 3 . Positive terminals / / 17
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT d . If holes do not align , repeat steps in thr , ottle cable adjustment . 13 . Carburetor adjustment NOTE : ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENT TO CARBURETOR . a , Withengineoffturnhighspeedmixturescrewc / ock - THROTTLE wise ( " ' _ ) closing finger tight ONL Y , and turn LEVER counterclockwise ( _ " _ , ) I - 3 / _ turns ( Fig . 20 ) . I HOLES * ' A " NOTE : THE SCREW SEAT MAY BE DAMAGED / - PLATE BY TURNING IT TOO FAR CLOCKWISE . b , Turn idle mixture sere w clockwise ( " ' _ ) closing finger tight only , and turn counterclockwise ( _ " ) 1 - ½ turns ( Fig . 20 ) , Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes . Make final adjustment with engine running and Gear Shift lever in " ' NEUTRAL ' " position . With throttle control lever in " ' FAST " position , turn high speed mixture screw clockwise ( " _ - _ ) until engine runs " rough " then turn counterclockwise { ' _ - - _ ) _ turn . e , With throttle control lever in " ' SLO W ' " position , turn / die mixture screw counterclockwise JDLE MIXTURE FUEL ( _ " " _ ) until engine runs " rough ° " and then turn SCREW _ = FUEL i FILTER clock wise ( ' - ' _ ) until engine begins to die . Turn HIGH SPEED LINE idle mixture screw to a point midway between MIX _ FURE CLAMP FIGURE 20 these positions . SCREW f . 030 " FEELER With throttle control lever in " ' SLO W ' " position , GAUGE engine should idle at 1700 RPM . If engine idles too slow , push throttle control lever above idle and turn idle speed screw one turn clockwise ( ' - _ ) , Set throttle controllever at " ' SL 0 W " , Re - peat until satisfactory idle is attained . If engine idles too fast with throttle control lever g . in " SLOW " position push throttle control lever above idle and turn idle speed screw one turn FIGURE 21 counterclockwise ( _ " _ ) , Set throttle control lever 1 2 , Throttle Control Cable Adjustment at " ' SLOW " . Repeat until satisfactory idle is at - tained . DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS . FAC - h . High speed stop is factory adjusted . DO NOT TORY SETTINGS ARE SATISFACTORY FOR MOST AP - ADJUST - DAMAGE MAY RESULT , PLICATIONS AND CONDITIONS . IF ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED , PROCEED AS FOLLOWS , 1 4 . Replace Spark Plug a . Make sure air cleaner is clean ( see page 16 ) _ Replace spark plug at the beginning of each mowing b , With engine not running , place throttle con season or every 100 hours , whichever comes first , Gap trol in " ' FAST " detent ( not in " CHOKE " should be set a 0.030 inch ( Fig , 21 ) . position ) , c , Check that hole in throttle lever and hole in 1 5 . Adjust Vatves on Engine plate line up ( Fig . 20 - Insert ) , tf holes " ' , 4 " After approximately 200 hours of operation , the engine are not aligned , loosen clamp screw and move valves will require adjustment . It is suggested that a throttle cable until holes are aligned . Tighten Sears Service Center do this work , Correct settings are : clamp screw . Intake _ . 002 , Exhaust - . 004 . 18
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT ENG } NE PULLEY / DRIVE BELT LEAKS AND THAT HOSE CLAMPS ARE INSTALLATION I _ k BE SURE THERE ARE NO FUEL LINE I • PROPERLY INSTALLED . DECAL CLUTCH PULLEY 16 . Replace In - Line Fuel Filter If fuel filter is clogged , obstructing fuel flow to car - buretor , replacement is required . a . With engine cool , remove fitter and plug fuel line sections which were remove ( Jfrom both ends of fuel filter ( Fig . 20 ) , b . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line . L , H . SIDE 1 7 . Motion Drive Belt Removal The tractor drive belt may be replaced without tools . Park the tractor on level area , Engage parking brake . NOTE : BELT GUIDE A BELT INSTALLATION DECAL iS UNDER LEFT FOOTREST . a . Remove mower . ( See page 20 ) . REAR b . Remove two retainer springs from belt guide bracket below transaxle pulley , Remove VIEWED FROM BOTTOM OF TRACTOR bracket ( fig . 22 ) . c . Swing belt guides away from belt , toward rear FIGURE 23 of tractor ( Fig . 22 ) . d . Roll belt over top of transaxle pulley . e , Roll belt over engine pulley and off idler ( Fig , 23 ) , f . Release parking brake . Pull belt as far as possi - hie over top of clutch pulley . g . Reset parking brake . Pull belt over top of clutch pulley ( Fig . 23 ) . h . Pull belt out through shift gate to remove from tractor ( Fig . 24 ) . Install belt by reversing above procedure , NOTE : REPLACE ONLY WITH BELT LISTED IN MANUAL . BELT GUIDE TRANSAXLE PULLEY SH _ FT GATE FIGURE 24 / _ I RETAINER BELT GUIDE RETAINER SPR _ NG BRACKET SPRING FIGURE2 2 19
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 18 . Fuse Replacement Replace with 30 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located under the dash . 1 9 , 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 . 25 ) . c . Unsnap headlight connection ( Fig . 26 ) . d . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood and tilt forward and lift off ( Fig . 26 ) . e . To reinstall , reverse above procedure . SCRfW 20 . Mower Removal _ IGURE25 a , Remove mower belt per instructions under / " ' Mower Drive Belt Removal " through step ( c ) . b , Remove retainer spring from clutch rod ; pull clutch rod out of clutch bracket . ( Fig . 27 ) C , Pull retainer springs out of rear suspension trun - nions . Remove rear suspension trunnions from lift brackets ( Fig , 27 ) . d . Pull retainer spring out of rear hinge pin . Remove rear hinge pin . ( Fig . 27 ) e , Pull retainer spring out of front hinge pin . Remove front hinge pin ( Fig . 27 ) . f . Use lift lever to raise suspension arms , Slide mower out from under tractor , NOTE : IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR , THE L . H . AND R , H , SUSPENSION ARMS ( FIG . 27 ) SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM TRACTOR . CLUTCH ROD REAR SUSPENSION TRUNNIONS LIFT BRACKET FIGURE27 20
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 21 . Mower Installation Your Mower installs without the use of tools . Raise At - tachment Lift Lever ( Fig , 28 ) to its highest position , Turn height adjustment knob to lowest position ( Fig . 29 ) . ATTACHMENT a . Slide Mower under tractor , discharge guard to CLUTCH LEVER R . H . Side . - OISENGAGED POSITION ' * LIFT LEVER LOWEST b . Install front hinge pin through axle and parallel J POSIT _ ON rink ( Fig , 30 ) . Secure with retainer spring . c . Install rear hinge pin through mower lift brackets and parallel link ( Fig . 30 ) . Secure with retainer spring . FIGURE 28 d , Install clutch rod in clutch lever ( Fig . 30 ) . e , Move Attachment rift lever ( Fig . 28 ) forward to lower suspension arms . Sfide trunnions \ \ ENGINE ! BELT through rift bracket holes and secure with re - PULLEY tainer springs ( Fig . 27 ) , f . Roll belt over engine pulley . Make sure belt is \ inside belt guides ( Fig . 29 ) , See belt drive \ schematic decal on mower housing , ! ! g , Use Attachment lift lever ( Fig . 28 ) to raise mower . h , Turn height adjustment knob clockwise ( / " _ 1 to the middle of its travel , or to desired cut height ( Fig . 29 ) . 22 . Mower Drive Belt Removal NOTE : MOWER BELT INSTALLATION DECAL LOCATED ON MOWER HOUSING . REPLACE ONLY WITH THE BELTS SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL , a . Place attachment clutch lever in " Disengaged " FIGURE29 position ( Fig . 281 . CLUTCH b . Turn height adjustment knob to lowest posi - ROD tion , Move Attachment lift lever ( Fig . 28 ) for - ward to lower mower to its lowest position . c . Roll belt off engine pulley ( Fig . 29 ) . d . Pull belt off both mower deck pulleys . , e , Spring bett guide away from idler pulJey and pull belt off idler pulley . f . Slide belt from under extension spring . HINGE PiN FIGURE 30 21
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT 23 . Mower DHve Belt Replacement a . Slide belt under extension spring ( Fig . 31 ) . b . Place belt on rear side of both mandrel pulleys . c , Spring idler belt guide down and place belt around rear side of idler pulley . d . Roll belt over engine pulley . e , Make sure belt is inside all belt guides . 24 . Mower Drive Belt Adjustment Your tractor has been manufactured with the ability to readjust the mower belt drive to provide you with longer belt life . If the attachment clutch lever travels 3 - 1 / 2 " up the slot EXTEN in the dash before spring resistance is evident , adjust SPRING ' _ ment is necessary . NOTE : CHECK FOR PROPER SPRING TENSION WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE LIFT LEVER IN THE HIGHEST POSITION . RH PIVOT BRACKET a . Lower the mower deck for easier access ROD b . Using ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrenches , remove the bolt , nut & D - shaped washers ( Fig , 31 - Inset ) . BOLl J c , Move extension spring from lower end of slot to upper end in rock shaft assembly and install L H PtVOT BRACKE _ T _ bolt , nut & the D - shaped washers . d . Tighten bolt and nut to secure the D - shaped FIGURE31 _ % washers ( fiat side down ) . NOTE : WHEN INSTALLING A NEW BELT , EXTENSION SPRING MUST BE RETURNED TO LOWER END LIFT LEVER OF SLOT { ORGINAL POSITION ) ON ROCK SHAFT ASSEMBLY . LEVER r PLUNGER _ . _ 25 . Level Mower Housing Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway . Make sure tire pressures correct . If tires are over or under inflated , you will not properly adjust your soTroM : _ - - P - _ : _ . BOTTOM mower . OFCURL , _ p - - _ _ = = x . _ . _ - q [ _ , o / Fcurl Side - to - Side Mower Adjustment a . Depress lift lever plunger and use lift lever to u . E : ouNo raise mower to maximum cutting height , b , Measure height from bottom of curl to ground line at front of mower . Distance " ' A " " should be FIGURE32 the same on both sides ( Fig . 32 ) . c . If distance " A ' " needs to be changed , snap out access hole cover on L . H . side above footrest , Use 11 / 16 " wrench on nuts " ' B ' " and " C " at side - to - side adjustment trunnion ( Fig . 33 ) . I d . To raise left side of mower , loosen nut " ' B " and NUT " ' C " tighten nut " C " . e , To lower left side of mower , loosen nut " ' C " and SIDETO SIDE tighten nut " ' B ' . ADJUSTMENT TRUNNION - B . . FIGURE33 22
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE : ONE R ( ) TATION OF ADJUSTMENT NUTS IS EQUIVALENT TO APPROXIMATELY 3 / 16 " HEIGHT CHANGE . REAR SUSPENSION f , Be sure all nuts are securely tightened . ARM g . Replace cover . / Front - To - Rear Mower Adjustment a . To obtain the best cutting results , your mower housing should be adjusted so the front and rear flange distance " D ' " ( Fig . 34 ) 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 REAR FLANGE AND COMPARE TO GROUND DISTANCE " D " AT BOTTOM OF CURL ON LINE REAR LINE RIGHT FRONT FLANGE . SUSPENSION TRUNNION FIGURE 34 b . To raise rear of mower , loosen nut " ' E ' " on both rear suspension arms . Screw both nuts " ' F ' " up EQUAL NUMBER OF TURNS ( Fig . 35 ) . When distance " ' D ' " is I / 2 " lower at front than C . rear tighten nuts " E " . d . To lower rear of mower , loosen nut " F " on both rear suspension arms an EQUAL NUMBER OF / TURNS ( Fig . 35 ) . REAR When distance " ' D ' " is 1 / 2 " lower at front than a . SUSPENSION NUTE ARM rear , retighten nuts " E " . R £ AR SU _ ENStON TRUNNION " _ LIFT NOTE : WHEN ADJUSTING REAR SUSPENSION TRUN - BRACKET NIONS , ALWAYS ADJUST BOTH EQUALLY SO NUT " F ' MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL . 26 , Storage Remove mower from tractor for winter storage , When mower 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 FIGURE 35 or rust preventative . Store in a clean dry area . A , Fuel System It is important to prevent gum deposits from form - ing in essential fuel system parts such as the car - buretor , fuel filter , fuel hose , or tank during storage . Also , experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can at tract moisture which leads to separation and forma - tion of acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage , To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer . B . Engine Off D , Battery Drain ( with engine warm ) and replace " with clean 1 . Prior to storage , clean terminals and top of engine oil , ( See chart page 16 ) . battery 2 . Disconnect cable from positive side of battery . C * Cylinder 1 . Remove spark plug . E . General Cleaning 2 . Pour one ounce of oi ! through spark plug hole in - Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign to cylinder . matter . 3 , Turn ignition key to " START " position for a few seconds to distribute oil . F . Store in a clean , dry area . 4 . Replace with new spark plug . 23
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REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT LUBRICATIONCHART AXLE PIVOT ( _ SPINDLE _ FRONT WHEEL BEARING _ FRONT WHEEL BEARING _ ENGINE CLUTCH PIVOT l _ J , _ CLUTCH / BRAKE PIVOT CLUTCH / BRAKE PIVOT _ A TTACHMENT LIFT - ARM ATTACHMENT LIFT ARM 1 _ 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 Leve _ to " Disengaged Po _ ition Fill Fuel Tank with Gasoline 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 Rep ; ace Spark Plug a _ d asl , ust DaP Ao / ust valves Charge Battery Replace Ignition Switch Depress Clutch / Bt _ ke Pedal WILL NOT TURN OVER Disengage Attachment Clutch Lever Replace InteHock Switch Replace Solenoid Replace Fuse Check Aft Wire Connections Replace Starter ENGINE CLICKS BUT WON'T START Char _ or Repine Battery Place Throttle Control in " ' FAST " position and run starter several times to clear out gas Remove and clean Fuel Tank end lines . Replace Fuel Filter Remove Air Filter and clean Replace Spark Plug and adjust gap HARD TO START Replace Battery Check the wiring end Spark Plug Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor . use fresh fuel and replace Spark Plug Make necessary adjustments to Carburetor Major Engine Overhaul Shift to a lower gear o _ reduce load Remove and clean Fuel Tank ; replace Fuel Filter Remove and clean Air Cleaner Make necessary carburetor adjustments Clean Ai , Screen ENGINE MISSES OR LACKS POWER Add or change oil Replace Spark Plug Check Spa _ k Plug and check for loose wires Major Engine OVerhaul Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor and refill Clean Air Screen Add ot change o _ t Clean Engine Cooling Fins ENGINE OVERHEATS Remove and clean Muffler or t _ place Remove and clean Air Filter Use fresh fuel and edjust Carburetor Check Fuse . Switch and wire connections Repiace NO LIGHTS Headlight Bulb5 Check Fuse and replace Replace Battery WON'T CHARGE Replace Regula tot Reolace Alternator OPERA TOR PRESENCE SYSTEM WILL NOT SHUT DOWN Engage attachment clutch WHEN OPERATOR LEAVES SEAT . Check ell wire connections Note : This _ acter is equipped with an operatorpresenc , e senstt _ eyslem . Check seat switch Check operator presence relay Any attempt by the operator to lave the seat with the engine running and Check PTO Switch the attachment clutch engaged wiil shut down the engine . 25
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TROUBLESHOOTING Place Throttle Control in * ' FAST " portion Check air pressure in tires Check front to rear and side re side mower adjust merit UNSATISFACTORY MOWER PERFORMANCE Usa a slower ground speed Check engines RPM's { refer to Carburetor Adju _ tmentl UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION OF CLIPPINGS Rep4ace mower blades Reinstafl mower blades with top of blade up Replace with proper mower blades Re - adjust mower drive belt install new Mower Drive Belt Reinstall Mower Ddve Belt MOWER BLADES WILL NOT ROTATE Adjust Mower Drive Belt Replace Frozen Mandrel Replace Frozen Idler Pulley EXCESSIVE MOWER VIBRATION Replace Bent or Unbalanced Blades Replace Mandrel , Straighten Deck or replace WIND ROWING STRIPPING OR DROPPING Let grass dry out OF GRASS CLIPPINGS Clean underside of Mower Deck Readjust Mower UNEVEN CUT OR SCALPING ReadjustMower 26
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12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 SCHEMATIC 12V _ ° ollllo ° _ RED [ O _ INTERLSOWCIKTCHES I I CLUTCH / BRAKE ATT MENT CLUTCH ( PEDAL UP ) , CLUTCH OFF ) I 1 I WHIT _ E _ $ I I S I I ! SOLENOIDI BLACK _ BLACK M ( _ L , No _ wI ; _ ; , EO ) IGNITION FUSE SWITCH OB 30 AMP G T BLACK O SPARK PLUG BLACK L IGNITION SWITCH ; POSITION CIRCUIT DIODE / OFF M - G ON B - L RED _ ] _ CHACROGILING START 3 AMPS DC 20 VOLTS AC ( MINI B - S AT 3600 RPMo BATTERY IN LINE ORANGE BROWN LIGHT SWITCH O < WIRING INSULATED CLIPS CHASSIS NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS GROUND OR TIES WERE REMOVED FOR SER - VICING OF UNIT . THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 27
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REPAIRS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 , DRIVE HH K L 6 \ 63 19 { 66 - 43 6581 _ ' _ 55 27 _ 75 62 22 18 2 57 55 30 3 _ _ 59 88 58 / 72 65 Spark AttesterUIPMENT OPTIONAL EQ t 34 32
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REPAIR PARTS , 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 DRIVE KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . NO , NO . t 123088X Engine , 12 HP , Tecumseh 45 109070X Retainer Belt Model No . 143.396132 46 4470J Spacer 2 105731X Pulley , Engine 47 4859J idler , Flat 3 120374X Valve , Drain Oil 48 106298X Pulley , idler 4 STD551143 " Washer , Lock ' 7 / 16 49 105705X Bellcrank Assembly ( Inc . Key No , 86 ) 5 74770720 Bolt , Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 1 ! / 4 50 STD523715 " Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 16 x 1 - ! / 2 6 120302X V - Belt , Drive 51 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 7 ! 08835X Muffler 52 1108 ! 2X Washer , Hardened 8 2949R Gasket 53 12000039 Ring , Klip 9 101326L Deflector , Muffler 54 1057tOX Link , Clutch 10 71070510 Hex Hd . Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 55 76020412 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 ! 4 ! 1 STD551131 * Washer , Lock 5 / 16 56 105724X Bracket , Clutch 12 10120OK Spacer 57 110437X Rod , Brake 13 2751R Clip 58 106888X Spring , Rod , Brake 14 17490628 Screw , Hex Washer Thd . Rolling 59 73350600 Nut - Jam 3 / 8 - 16 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 60 19131316 Washer 13 / 32 x 13116 x 16 Ga 15 STD551125 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 3 / 4 61 105758X Rod , Brake , Parking 16 122372X Transaxle Tecumseh , 5 Speed , Model No . 62 71673 Cap - Plunger 109037X Shaft , Foot Pedal 143.920037 ( see pages 40 and 4 ! for 63 parts breakdown ) 64 8883R Cover - Pedal 17 STD523727 * Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 × 2 - 3 / 4 65 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga 18 73680600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 16 66 STD571810 * Pin , Rotl , 3 / 16 x 1 19 STD580025 * Key , Woodruff No . 9 3 / 16 x 3 / 4 67 106918X Arm , Brake 20 105703X Pulley , Transaxle 68 STD580105 " Key , Square 3 / 16 x 2 21 12000028 Ring , Retainer 69 104757X Cap , Hub 22 109167X Bracket Transaxle 70 59192 Cap , Valve 23 STD523710 * Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 71 65139 Stem , Valve 24 17490512 Screw , Hex Washer Thread Roiling 72 106268X Tire , Rear - 18 x 9.50 × 8 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 73 106108X Rim Assembly , Rear 25 108171X Support , Battery 74 109501X Spacer 26 109368X Keeper , Belt , L . H . 75 6404J Spacer Engine Pulley 27 4921H Retainer , Spring 76 12000001 E Ring 28 106190X Clamp 77 121520X Strap , Torque , Transaxle 29 STD523107 * Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 78 STD533707 * Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 73680500 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 18 × 3 / 4 79 110422X Spring Brake 31 109370X Strap , Locator 80 105706X Bearing 32 109369X Keeper , Belt , R . H . 81 106499X Retainer Belt 33 STD523707 * Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 × 3 / 4 8 2 17030808 Screw Spider Lock No . 8 - 16 34 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . X 1t2 ABTPS 35 ! 06933X Knob , Shift 83 10570OX Spring 36 105699X Rod , Shift 84 108843X Plate , Shift 37 71040412 Bolt - Hex 1 / 4 - 28 × 3 / 4 85 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 38 106362X Washer - Shift Plate 86 11050600 Washer , Lock , Ext Tooth 3 / 8 39 STD561210 " Cotter Pin , t / 8 x 1 87 7152J Tube , Tire ( not furnished with tractor ) 4O 19151216 Washer 15 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 88 121851X Spark Arrester 41 104777X Retainer , Belt 69 19111116 Washer 11 / 32 x 11 / 16 x 16 Ga . 42 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Thd . Rolling 3 / 8 90 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 3 / 4 74760544 16 x 3 / 4 43 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13116 x 12 Ga 44 10573OX Keeper , Belt , Engine " STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY A C D E F G d J K L M 0 33 42 - 23 9 30 _ 18 ( _ ) 43 _ 43 _ 11 _ ) 18 @ 89 012 33
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 STEERING AND FRONT AXLE 12 f19 44 23 % A D D 46 51 56 55 59 / 49 34
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 STEERING AND FRONT AXLE KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO . Dash 36 108683X 1 109283X0 ! 4 Rod Steering Screw Truss Hd 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 37 105663X 2 74180512 Support Saddle , Rear 3 73510500 Nut - Keps 5 / 16 - 18 38 105664X Support Saddle , Front 4 109816X Bolt Hex 5 / 8 11 x 33 / 4 Nyliner , Snap In 39 74761060 Axle Front Control - T , hrottle 40 105669X 5 121299X Screw Hex Thread Cut 4 ! 110438X 6 17080408 Spacer , Bearing , Front Axte 1 / 420 x 1 / 2 42 73901000 Nut Lock , Flange 5 / 8 11 Dash - Lower 43 17490508 7 105621X Screw Hex Washer Thread Rolling 8 17190508 Screw Hex Thread Cut 5 / 16 18 x 1 / 2 Type TT 5 / 1618 x 1 / 2 44 108686X Gear , Pinior , Saddle 45 3366R 9 109226XO13 Bearing Rod - Tie 10 17490608 Screw Hex Washer Hd , Thread 46 ! 05716X Bushing Rolling 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 47 120754X Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga 11 2751R Clip Insulated 48 1913 ! 416 Pm - Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 ! 2 105810X Decal - Steering Wheel Cap 49 76020412 * Washer Lock 3 / 8 13 100710L Insert Steering Whee _ 50 STD55 ! 137 Nut - Hex Jam Lock 1 / 2 _ 20 51 STD541137 • Nut - Hex 3 / 8 - 24 14 73940800 15 100712K Washer 52 1 O5727X Link Drag 16 100713N Spindle - L H . Wheel - Steering 53 ! O5656X 17 100711L Spindle RH Adapter - Steering Wheel 54 105654X 18 109285X Sleeve - Steering 55 278H Fitting Grease 19 105643X Shaft Steering Upper 56 9040H Bearing Flange 20 STD523712 * Bolt Hex 3 / 8 16 x 1 1 / 4 57 106732X Rim 6 " Front ( Inc 2 Each Key No 56 ) 21 73680600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 16 Cap Valve 22 17041008 Screw Hex Self Tap , No , 58 59192 Stem Valve ! 0 t6 x 1 / 2 Type ABTPS 59 65139 Tire 23 108456X Decal instruction , Uperating 60 106222X 24 109284X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga Bushing Steering 61 12t749X 25 109432X Bracket - Steering 62 104757 × Cap Hub , Front 26 17490612 Tube Front ( Not furnished with Screw Hex Washer Thread Roiling 63 59904 tractor ) 3 / 8 - ! 6 x 3 / 4 Type TT 27 6266H Bearing Thrust 64 11OI30X Retainer , Steering Gear Sector 65 11150500 28 108684X Washer , Lock , tnt Tooth 5 / 16 29 106126X Key - Woodruff 66 1 ! 0307X Stop - Mower , Clutch Lever 30 12000029 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 ' 8 x 16 Ga Klip Ring 67 121748X Washer 27 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga 31 101930X Washer , Hardened 68 19272016 32 109068X Spindle Cap Shaft Steering . Lower 69 121232X 33 2882J Pin - Drive 3 / 16 x 1 * STANDARD HARDWARE - PURCHASE LOCALLY 34 74580 Spacer 627 x . 88 x 695 35 71208 Bushing A 8 C O E F G H 2 O 65 _ 3 _ 21 35
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 LIFT ADJUSTMENT I 30 , 34 / _ ' 54 36
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REPAIR PARTS 1 £ H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 LIFT ADJUSTMENT KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO . 1 106448X Lever , Clutch , Mower 32 105723X Plunger 2 106932X Knob 33 I09413X Grip , Handle 3 106451X Bolt , Shoulder 34 4939M Retainer , Srping 4 73680600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 16 35 110029X Link , Lift 6 106452X Bracket , Switch , Interlock 36 110447X Trunnion , Lift 19171713 6 Washer 17 / 32 x t 1 / 16 x 13 Ga 37 1 ! 0448X Link , Lift , Adiustabte 7 17021008 Screw Hex , Tapping , No 1024 x 38 121598X Arm , Suspension , R H 12 39 ! O5848X Bolt , Shoulder , 3 / 8 16 8 ! 06447X Support , Lever , Clutch 40 121599X Arm , Suspension L . H 9 121221X Cap , Fuel 41 106308X Trunnion , Lift , Lower 10 109202X Tank , Fuel 42 STD841250 * Nut Hex 1 / 2 - 13 11 101335K Line , Fuel 43 9135R Retainer , Spring 12 9151R Grommet 44 19171516 Washer 17i32 x 15 / 16 x 16 Ga 13 6999R Clamp - Hose 45 4921H Retainer , Spring 14 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Thd Rolling 46 105864X Bracket Suspension 3 / 8 16 x 3 / 4 47 106444X Bracket , Bellcrank 15 106901X Clamp Tank , Fuel 48 STD523707 • Bolt , He × 3 / 8 16 x 3 / 4 ! 6 106920X Panel , Dash , L . H 49 I09728X Bellcrank Assembly 17 121794X Cover , Access 50 76020412 Pin , Cotter , 1 / 8 x 34 18 ! 06921X Panel , Dash , R H 51 106446X Rod , Clutch , Primary 19 19292016 Washer 29 / 32 x I 14 x t6 Ga 52 19131410 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga 2O 12000022 E Ring 53 105764X Rod Assembly Lever , Lift 21 100734K Knob ( Includes Key 32 ) 22 STD541237 • Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 16 54 105767X Pin Groove 23 1 ! 0809X Rod , Adjus [ , Lift 55 106810X Spring - Extension 24 76020308 Pin , Cotter 3 _ 32 x t 2 56 72140606 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 25 2876H Spring 57 108236X Bracket _ Switch 26 19131016 Washer 13 / 32 × 5 / 8 x 16 Ga 58 110807X Nut Special 27 110810X Trunnion Depth Stop 59 110739X Washer - Spring 28 19151216 Washer 16 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga 60 73980600 Nut Flangelock 3 / 8 - 16 29 12000037 Klip Ring 61 73360700 Nut , Hex Jam 7 / 16 - 20 30 120420X Shaft , Lift 62 73710700 Nut , Crownlock 7 / 16 20 31 ! 05768X Lever . Assembly * STANDARD HARDWARE PURCHASE LOCALLY C D E A B 1 . ) i 39 ii 48 Q4 @ 59 - _ . 4 37
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H , P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 Zz 38 " MOWER 30 - - 29 15 _ C 53 ! 17 54 / _ 5 _ _ - - - _ o 59 4 . 40 41 40 41 38
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 3 _ " I KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO , NO . NO . 1 1O6085X V - Belt 38 121263X Blade 121259X 2 Housing 39 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 12 Ga . 8417J 3 Runner , R . H . 40 STD551137 Wfasher , Lock 3 / 8 4 73680600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 _ 16 41 STD623715 Bdlt , Hex , 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 1 / 2 Gr . 5 19111216 5 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 42 10825OX Spring , Extension 72140505 6 Bolt , Cart . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 43 108235 × Rod - Clutch , Mower 7 105896X Bracket , Deflector 44 4921H Spring - Retainer 8 11 O452X Pushnut 45 STD560907 PiI'L Cotter 3 / 32 x 3 / 4 9 106734X Spring , Deflector 46 109892X Rock Shaft Assembly 10 " 106735X Rod - Hinge 47 76020616 Pin , Cotter , 3 / 16 x 1 11 ! O6736X Deflector - Shield 48 108247X Rod , Brake , Primary 12 105814X Decal , V - Belt Mower Drive 49 72140606 BSlt , Carr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 13 105304X Cap 50 , 108243X Bracket , Pivot , R . H , 14 105662X Link , Parallel 51 10824tX Bracket , Pivot , L . H . 15 105744X Pin Hinge , Front 52 105857X Bracket , Suspension , Rear , R . H . 16 105872X Stop , Link 53 108673X Bracket , Suspension , Rear , L . H . 17 109835X Pin - Hinge , Rear 54 106578X Brake Assembly ! 8 STD523707 Bdtt 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 55 106463X Rod , Brake , Secondary , LH . 19 73680500 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 16 56 108249X Rod , 6rake , Secondary , RH . 2O 109598X Bracket , Lift , R . H . 57 106456X Bracket , Brake , Pivot 21 109597X Bracket , Lift , L . H . 58 100672K Spacer , Brake 22 STD533107 Bdlt , Carr . 5 / 16 - 16 x 3 / 4 59 1OO673L • Bracket , Support 23 3713J Instruction Caution Decal 60 19131614 - Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 1O9503X Support , Arm 61 74760688 Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 5 = 1 / 2 25 109504X Stop , Deck , Front 62 7631J Runner , L . H . 26 Decal - Safety Standard - Not Serviced 63 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 19111016 27 12 ! 317X Guide Belt 64 72140610 Bolt , 3 / 8 _ 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 STD523720 28 BOlt 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 65 121343X Decal - Warning lO8832X 29 Arm , Idler 66 122314X • Spacer 3O 106902X Spacer - Retainer _ " 76020308 Pin , Cotter , 3 / 32 x 1 / 2 31 121316X Pulley - Idler 58 72110506 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 32 106513X Washer , Wear , 1 / 16 69 STD522507 Bdlt Hex ! / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 33 102 _ 9X Keeper , Belt 70 109893X Washer , Special 34 121887X Mandrel Assembly 71 73680400 Nut , Crowniock 1 / 4 - 20 35 100668L Prate , Support Mandrel 72 110445x L . H . Mandrel Support 36 17490612 Screw , Hex Washer Hd . 3 / 8 16 x 3 / 4 . . 122215X Mower Assembly , Complete 37 17490620 Screw , Hex Washer Hd . 3 / 8 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 " STANDARD HARDWARE - _ PURCHASE LOCALLY A B C D E F G H J K L M Q4 61 36 37 _ 5 _ 19 Q19 o _ ) 19 ( t _ _ 4 LJ 19 _ 4 4 _ 70 71 39
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917 . , 254622 TRANSAXLE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.920037 € ; z _ . . - - - 27 21 - , - e _ _ , - - - 29 _ , _ . . , _ 71 tl e ¢ 3O 51 3O 3O 75 47 57 58 74 31 4O
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REPAIR PARTS 12 - H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 TRANSAXLE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.920037 Part Part Ref . No . Part Name No . Part Name J 786O26 772094 Cover , Transaxle Pin , Dowel 792076 78O086 Washer , Fiat Bearing , NeedM 792128 770O82 Case , Transaxle Washer , Flat 790047 776260 Shaft , Counter Lever , Brake 42 792073 5 776219 Shaft [ t Pinion Assy . , Output Screw , Flanged hex hd . thread form - 6 778139 Gear , Output iing , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - I / 4 7 778136 43 792075 Nut , Lock , 5 / 16 _ 24 Gear , Spur ( 15 teeth ) 792123A 44 790025 8 Key Holder , Brake pad 9 784216 45 776273 Shaft , Brake Collar , Shifter 10 784340 46 776135 Rod _ Fork Assy . , Shift Shall input 1 778229 47 774680 Gear , Bevel ( 42 teeth ) Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 long ) 2 778113A 48 97746911 Bevel Pinion , input Axle ( 16 1 / 2 " long ) 7781 3 778221 Gear , Bevet 49 Gear , Spur ( 37 teeth ) 778124A 4 778068 50 Gear , Spur ( 30 teeth ) Gear , Bevel pinion 51 778123A 5 778165 Gear , Spur ( 25 teeth ) Gear , Ring 52 778122A 6 786101 Gear , Spur { 22 teeth ) Block , Bearing 778209 7 786040 Pin , Drive Gear , Spur ( 19 teeth ) 7782.3O 8 786121 Gear , Spur ( 12 teeth ) Spacer , Neutral 55 778126A 8A 786122 Gear , Spur ( 20 teeth ) Spacer 56 778127A 20 792077 Ball , Steel ( 5 / ! 6 " dia . ) Gear , Spur ( 25 teeth ) 57 778128A 21 792078 Set Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 Gear , Spur ( 28 teeth ) 58 778163 22 792079 Gear , Spur ( 31 teeth ) Spring 788061 786 ( _ 1 Chain , Roller INn , 41 chain , 24 links _ 23 Ring , Felt 792073 61 78 _ 3 _ 2 25 Screw , Flanged hex hd . thread form - Sprocket ( 9 teeth ) 62 786107 ing , 1 / 420 x 1 - 1 / 4 Sprocket ( 18 teeth ) 26 792125 6,1 792074 Ring , Retainer ( 4 red , , pkg . of 2 ) Plug , Hex hd . , 9 / 16 - 18 thread 27 792035 55 780109 Washer , Thrust Ring , Retainer 28 78804O 66 786067 Spacer Ring , Retainer 67 792085 29 780072 Washer , Thrust Screw , Flanged hex hd . thread form - 3O 78O108 Washer , Thrust ing t / 4 - 20 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 7860 _ 3 ! 780001 Washer Bracket , Brake lever 69 780051 32 792001 Washer , Thrust " O ' " Ring 70 786118 33 78 _ 051 Seal , Square cut Spacer 71 788069 34 780105A Seal , Square cut Bushing , Flanged 780118A 72 786116 Disk 35 Bushing , FIanged 74 786071 36 790OO3 Disk , Brake Spacer 75 786O72 37 7900O7 Plate , Brake pad Spacer 38 790006 Pad , Brake 41
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12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.396132 Repair Parts 119 / _ 119A _ I 81 73 42
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Repair Parts t2 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.396132 Ref . Part Part I Ref . No . No . Part Name No . No , Part Name 1 35323A Cylinder Assy . ( Incl . Nos . 8 8 - 13 ) 35307 Head Assy . , Cylinder 2 28277 Washer . Fiat 730218 Valve Guide Kit ( Incl 2 of No . 52 ) 3 35324 Rod , Governor 52 792035 Ring , Retaining 4 35520 Lever , Governor 53 35308 Valve , Exhaust ( Std . ) 5 29916 Clamp , Throttle lever & 3 35433 Valve , Exhaust ( 1 " 32 " oversize ) 6 650548 Screw , Hex washer hd . , 8 - 32 x 5 / 16 54 35309 Valve , Intake iStd ) 35521 Spring , Extension 54 35432 Vatve , intake ( t / 32 " oversizel 35319 Seat , Oil 650691 Washer , Flat 35326 8affle , Slower housing 650690 Washer , SelteviHe 650561 Screw , Hexwasherhd Dur ! ok , ! / 4 20 650746 Screw , Hexhd , 5,1618 × 3 8 x 5 / 8 650692 Screw , Hex hd , 5 / 15 18x ! - 3 4 11 35336A Crankshaft Assy tCounterbatance ) 59 34046 Resistor Spark plug ( Chamr . , o , - 12 35327 Gear , Counterbalance 86C or equivaient _ 13 27652 Pin , Dowel 60 1 " 33481 " O " Ring 14 29826 Screw , Hex washer hd , 10 32 x 3 / 4 61 35475 Tube , Push rod t5 30322 Nut _ t Lockwasher , 8 - 32 35310 Housing , Rocker arm 16 29918 Washer , E , T . Lock t " 33484 " O " Ring 17 29216 Nut , Lock , 10 32 650168 Washer , Flat 18 29642 Ring , Retaining 326 ! 0A Screw , Flanged hex hd , 1 _ , 20 • 19 35339A Piston , Pin _ Ring Assy , ( Std , ) ( incl , 29 / 32 Nos , 19A , 20 8 _ 21 ) 66 1 * 33509 " O " Ring ( Intakel 19 35340 67 t ' 34410 Piston , Pin 8 Ring Assy , ( O ! O over " 0 " Ring ( Exhaust ] I size ) ( Inc ! , Nos 19A , 20 _ 211 33510 Cap , Valve spring 19 35341 Piston , Pin 8 Ring Assy , ( . 020 over 33507 Spring , Valve 7O size ) ( IncL Nos , 19A , 20 8 21 ) 33508 Cap , Valve spring keeper 19A 35329 71 1 " 35295 Piston 8 - Pin Assy , ( Std . ) ( Incl . No 21 ) " 0 " Ring ! 9A 35430 Pston Et Pin Assy . LOI0 oversize ] 72 35296 Guide , Push rod ( Inck No . 21 ) 73 650878 Stud , Rocker arm 19A 35431 Piston 8 Pin Assy 1.020 oversize _ 74 35297 Arm , Rocker ( tncl , No 211 75 35298 Bearing , Rocker arm 20 34866A Ring Set , Piston ( Std . ) t ' 28264 Nut Assy . , Lock ( tncl No . 81 ] 20 34867 Ring Set Piston L010 oversize ) 35466 Rod , Push 20 34868 Ring Set , Piston ( . 020 oversize ) 78 1 " 35299S " 0 " Ring Assy , find No , 80 ] 31919 79 Ring , Piston pin retaining 35300 Cover , Rocker arm housing 35330A Rod Assy . , Connecting ( incl Nos 23 8O t ' 650879 Screw , Truss hd , w / sealing 8 23AI Iockwasher , 8 - 32 x 1 / 2 23 650908 81 t ' 650 £ 03 Soit , Connecting rod Nut , Hex Jam 23A 650882 Solt , Connecting rod " 27896A Gasket , Valve cover 24 35313 Lifter , Valve 28423 Body , Breather 25 35314A Camshaft ( Mechanicat Compression 28424 Element , Breather Release } gncl , No . 24 ) 28425 Cover , Vaive spring box 26 35315 Weight Assy , Counterbalance 35350 Tube , Breather 27 35316 Extension , Blower housing 34148 Spring , Coil 28 30063 Screw , Hex washer hd . Seres , 1 / 4 - 20 650128 Screw , Hex hd , Seres , 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 x 1 / 2 35301 Extension , Biower housing 28A 650128 Screw , Hex hd . Seres , 10 - 24 x 1,2 650128 Screw , Hex hd . Seres . ! 024 x ! / 2 * 35317 Gasket , Moun6ng flange 650517 Screw , FiI hd Seres , 1 / 4 - 20 x 27 / 32 35711 Flange , Mounting ( Inck Nos 32 , 33 _ t 35043 Tube Assy , Carburetor 34 ) 91 * 33263 Gasket , Carburetor to intake pipe 31 31356 Pump Assy , Off 92 35304 Pipe , Intake 32 31927 Plug . OiI drain 35522 Link , Governor 33 35319 Sea ! , Oil 35524 Bracket Assy , Override control ilnci 34 35712 Shaft , Govemor Nos . 94E _ 94F ] 35 _ E 31707A Spacer , Governor gear 33802 Spring . Compression 36 94F 650177 Screw , Fil hd , , 6 - 32 x 21 / 32 35479 Washer , Flat 94G 35525 Link , Control bracket % 35321 I Gear Assy , Governor 35322 , Spool , Governor 95A 35523 Link , Choke 29193 Ring , Retaining 96A 650902 Screw , Hex washer hd . , Seres , 10 32 x 650833 Screw , Hex washer hd , Powerlok , 7 / 16 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 16 97 792028 Screw , Hex hd , Sems , 5 / ! 6 18 x 78 41 32589 Key , Flywhee ! " 33515A Gasket , Intake pipe 42 611093 Flywheel ( wring gear ) 35288 Brace , Intake pipe 650880 Washer , Lock ! 00 650738 Screw , Hex washer spintock hd 650881 Nut , Flywheel thread forming , 1 / 420 x 5 / 8 35135 Sot } d State Assy , 10t * ' 35338A Housing . Slower 610118 Cover . Spark plug 102 30063 Screw , Rex hd Seres , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1,2 650872 Stud , Solid state assy . 103 29747S Screw , Hex hd . Seres , 5 / 16 - 24 × 21 _ 32 650814 Screw , Torx hex washer hd , Seres , 104 3529O Cover , Cylinder head 10 - 24 x t 49 " 35306A • Indicates Part Included in Gasket , Cylinder head Gasket Set , Ref . No . 174 . 43
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12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.396132 . / _ . _ 139 Repair Parts 1 : > ¢ , _ . J . . . . . 136 I03 _ 43 _ - 157 j j MODELlindSERIAL NUMBERSHERE 51 62 40 - - !
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Repair Parts 12 H , P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143.396132 Re _ Part Ref . Put No No . Part Name NO , Part Name No . 6502 _ 105 Screw , Hex hd . Seres , 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 160 650873 Screw , Hex hd . Seres , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 I0 _ 30063 151 611113 Screw , Hex washer hd . Sems , 1 / 4 - 20 Coil Assy . , Alternator ( 3 Amp D . C . } x 1 / 2 ( Incl . Nos . 152 , ! 53 8 ` 154 ) 115 152 610935 Diode Rivet , Pop ( Can be purchased Iocallyl 116 35411 153 610921 Screen , Blower housing Connector , Body 118 29774 154 610922 Line , Fuel " Terminal , Female 119 26460 157 33997 Clamp , Fuel line Clip , Oi filI tube 119 34279A Fitter , Fuel 158 35437 Clip , Oil fill tube 120 27793 159 27275 Clip , Conduit Clip , Wire 121 28942 Screw , Hex washer hd . Sems , 10 32 x 160 34113 Plug . BIower housing 3 / 8 169 30063 Screw , Hexwasher hd Seres . ! 42C 125 35574 Tube , Oil tilt x 1 , ' 2 126 35576 Dipstick , Oil 170 34346 Decal , Instruction 35499 171 632490 Carburetor ( Ind No , 911 127 t " O " Ring 35402A t73 Body , Air cleaner 33605 Starter Motor ( t2 Volt ) 129 35404 Filter , Po ] y pre cleaner 174 35331B Gasket Set ( loci . items marked * ) 130 35403 Element , Air cleaner ( ind . No . t38 ) 176 35332 " O " Ring Kit ( Inc ! , items marked t _ 650875 Screw , Fil hd , Seres , 10 - 32 x 5 ! / 4 RPM Speed Settings : * 33629 Gasket , Air cleaner elbow 132 I Low ! 700 ; High 3500 35286 Adpater , Air cleaner * Indicates Parts Included if _ 134 * 35408 Gasket , Air cleaner to housing Gasket Set . Ref No , 174 136 35405 Cover , Air cleaner 650885 Screw , Truss hd , , 1 / 420 x 3 - 1 / 2 137 / tIndicates Parts tnciuded in 650825 Nut _ Lockwasher , ! / 4 - 20 ( Sea ! ing / " O " Ring Kit , Ref . No , 175 , 139 650886 Nut , Wing 1 / 4 - 20 * * In original production , the blower 140 35406 Fitting , Breather tube housing screen _ s riveted to the blower 141 35407 " 0 " Ring housing Replacement housing hass 35417 Plate , Support threaded studs . Order four nut 650887 Screw , Hex washer hd . self - drill , self - ( 29752 ) when remounting the blower tap , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 housing screen . CARBURETOR NO . 632490 _ , , , , Ref . P _ t Part Name No . No . 63249o _ arburetor 1 632471 Shaft 8 - Lever Assy , Throttle 2 6322 _ Spring , Throttle return 3 632517 Shutter , Throttle 650506 Screw , Rd . hd . , 440 x 3 / 16 630766 Spring Idle tegulating screw 5A 6307 _ Spring , Main adjustment screw 6 650417 Screw , Idle regulating 7 _ 72 Shaft 8 ` Lever Assy . , Choke 8 632473 Spring , Return 9 _ 24 _ A Shutter , Choke 10 " 6307 _ Plug , Welch ! 1 * _ 1 _ 7 Plug , Welch 12 Inlet Needle , Seat 8 ` Clip Assy { IncI . No . 13 ) 13 631022 C ! } p , Inlet needle 24 14 632019 Float , Carburetor 15 * 631024 Shaft , Float 16 " 631 _ 67 Bowl , Float 21 27110 Gasket , Bowl _ to * body 22 " 632239 Adjustment Screw Assy . , Main adjustment screw ( loci Nos 5A , 21 , 23 8 30 ) 23 630740 " O " Ring 24 " 632281 Screw , Idle adjustment 25 * 631028 Gasket , Bowl to - body 27 631184 Washer 29 631971 Seal , Dust 29A 631183 Seal , Dust 30 630739 Washer , Flat 31 631775 Fitting . Fuel 32 632347 Repair Kit ( Incl . items marked " ) 45
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REPAIR PARTS 12 H . P . 38 " RIDING LAWN TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254622 ' ENGINE TECUMSEH - MODEL NUMBER 143,396132 ENGINE STARTER MOTOR NO , 33606 Part Name 336O5 Starting Motor , Complete 1 33451 Cover , Dust 2 33842 Ring , Retainer 3 3343O Retainer , Spring 4 33431 Spring , Anti - drift 5 33432 Gear 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 _ Spring Kit ( Incl , 4 pc , s . o No . 13 ) 13 33440 Spring , Brush 9 14 59 ( To _ Washer , Thrust 15 33449 Bolt , 10 - 32 x 4 - 1 / 4 16 33706 Cap Assy . , Commutator end 17 650168 Washer , Fiat 8 18 650723 Nut , Hex ! 9 34685 Terminal insulators 2 \ 5 46
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I : RRFTSMRN SWARS OWNER'S LT 12 HP ELECTRIC START MANUAL 5 SPEED - 38 " MOWER LAWN TRACTOR MODEL NO . 917.254622 The model number will be found on the Model Plate located under the seat . Always provide the Model Number when requesting set vice or repair parts for your Lawn Tractor . All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Servic _ Center / Departments and most Sears Stores , WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOW - ING INFORMATION : * THE PART NUMBER HOW TO ORDER Q THE PART DESCRIPTION REPAIR PARTS • THE MODEL NUMBER • THE NAME OF MERCHANDISE Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians _ . professional technicians specifically trained on Sears products , having the parts , tools and the equipment to insure that we meet our pledge to you , We Service What We Sell . 60684 U . S . A . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 123309XOE 1.09.89 Printed in U . S . A .
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024948 Bagger
0123309X0E Owners manual
0101539X Instructions
024667 Mulching kit
0122215X Mower deck
17662J Bulb, light
10108824X Fuse, 30 amp
11STD551125 Washer, lock, 1/4
12STD541225 Nut, hex jam 1/4 - 20
13STD522505 Bolt, hex, 1/4 - 20 x 1/2 gr. 5
1473510400 Nut, keps 1/4 - 20
15108423X Cable
1611050400 Washer lock, ext. tooth, 1/4
17719J Cover, terminal
185114J Cable
19109553X Interlock switch
2110859X Harness, light socket
204207J Cable
21STD522507 Bolt, hex, 1/4 - 20 x 3/4
22STD551025 Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 ga.
23STD541025 Nut, hex 1/4 - 20
24121265X Battery, 12v.,
25102476X Terminal guard
26STD541625 Wing nut 1/4-20
2711030400 Lock washer
2872240460 Bolt - rd. hd. sq. nk. 1/4 - 20 x 7-1/12
29109081X Solenoid
3121347X Harness, ignition
30109787X Bezel - ignition
31109788X Nut, ignition
327192J Cable tie
33105687X Tube, plastic
34121305X Seat switch
3519221616 Washer
3674641008 Screw - slotted pan hd. no. 10-32 x 1/2
3773951000 Nut
384171R Clip
39121264X Battery caps set
4109310X Molded key
40121651X Decal, sears
4111150400 Lockwasher 1/4 internal tooth
425320R Clip
5110712X Switch
6104445X Switch
77603J Tray
8109596X Hose clamp
9STD365402 Switch
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0122215X Mower deck
1121075X Seat
10STD523707 Bolt, hex washer thd. roll 3/8
1173680600 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
1217490608 Screw
13109873X Bracket, fender
14121144X Bolt-shoulder
15105465X Footrest, l.h.
16105464X Footrest, r.h.
17STD533707 Bolt, carr. 3/8-16 x 3/4
18105466X Pad, footrest
19108504X Bracket, pivot, grill, r.h.
217490612 Screw, hex washer thd. roll 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
20108505X Bracket, pivot, grill, l.h.
21108067X Nut
22108361X Lens lh
23108360X Lens, r.h.
2419131210 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 ga.
25106911X Clip
26110897X Bezel, headlight
2774780816 Bolt, hex 1/2-13 x 1
28109745X Strap assembly - grill
29106910X Washer
317490616 Screw, hex washer thd. rolling 3/8-16-1
30105797X Hinge, hood, l.h.
31105792X Hinge, hood, r.h.
32105682X012 Hood assembly
33105678X Grill assembly
3410853X Bracket, frame, pivot, r.h.
35110852X Bracket
36106927X Side panel, r.h.
37106929X Side panel, l.h.
38121277X Chassis assembly
39121306X Drawbar
4105513X Bracket-pivot, seat
40121247X Pan - seat
41105801X Decal - fender
42105806X Decal, grill, craftsman
43105807X Decal, grill, stripe
444900J Decal, clutch/brake
45105809X Decal
46109199X Decal, v-belt ground drive
4719132012 Washer
48STD551150 Lockwasher 1/2
4919171912 Washer
5105529X Bolt, shoulder, 5/16-18
50STD523710 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 1
51121440X Guide belt
52121441X Guide belt
53106811X Decal - stripe, side panel, l.h.
54106812X Decal - stripe, side panel, r.h.
55106974X Decal - caution
56106909X Screw
57121093X Cap - spring
582751R Clip
5919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
673680500 Nut - crownlock 5/16-18
6019091216 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 ga.
61120579X Pal nut
6272170410 Bolt, carr 1/4-20 x 1 1/4
6373900400 Nut, hex flange 1/4-20
64121251X Strip, foam
65121250X Spring
66121249X Split spacer
67121246X Bracket
68121248X Bushing
7121067X Spring, seat
8109872X Fender
919131312 Washer
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0122215X Mower deck
1123088X Engine
1071070510 Screw
11STD551131 Washer, lock 5/16
12101200K Spacer
132751R Clip
1417490628 Screw
15STD551125 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4
16122372X Transaxle tecumseh, 5 speed, model no. 143.920037
17STD523727 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4
1873680600 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
19STD580025 Key, woodruff no. 9 3/16 x 3/4
2105731X Pulley, engine
20105703X Pulley, transaxle
2112000028 Ring, retainer
22109167X Bracket transaxle
23STD523710 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 1
2417490512 Screw, hex washer thread rolling 5/16-18 x 3/4
25108171X Support, battery
26109368X Keeper, belt, l.h.
274921H Spring retainer
28106190X Clamp
29STD523107 Bolt, hex 5/16-18 x 3/4
3120374X Valve
3073680500 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 x 3/4
31109370X Strap, locator
32109369X Keeper, belt, r.h.
33STD523707 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 3/4
34121748X Washer
35106933X Knob
36105699X Rod, shift
3771040412 Bolt - hex 1/4-28 x 3/4
38106362X Washer
39STD561210 Cotter pin, 1/8 x 1
4STD551143 Washer, lock 7/16
4019151216 Washer
41104777X Retainer, belt
4217490612 Screw, hex washer thd. rolling 3/8 16 x 3/4
4319131312 Washer
44105730X Keeper
45109070X Belt keeper
464470J Spacer
474859J Idler, flat
48106298X Pulley, idler
49105705X Bellcrank assembly (inc. key no. 86)
574770720 Bolt, hex 7/16-20 x 1-1/4
50STD523715 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
51105709X Spring
52110812X Washer
5312000039 Ring
54105710X Link
5576020412 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
56105724X Bracket, clutch
57110437X Rod, brake
58106888X Spring rod
5973350600 Nut - jam 3/8-16
6120302X V-belt, drive
6019131316 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
61105758X Rod, brake, parking
6271673 Plunger cap
63109037X Shaft, foot pedal
648883R Pedal cover
65121749X Washer
66STD571810 Pin, roll, 3/16 x 1
67106918X Arm
68STD580105 Key, square 3/16 x 2
69104757X Cap, hub
7108835X Muffler
7059192 Valve cap
7165139 Valve stem
72106268X Tire, rear - 18 x 9.50 x 8
73106108X Rim assembly, rear
74109501X Spacer
756404J Spacer
7612000001 E-ring
77121520X Torque strap
78STD533707 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
79110422X Spring - brake
82949R Gasket
80105706X Bearing
81106499X Retainer - belt
8217030808 Screw - spider lock no. 8-18 x 1/2 abtps
83105700X Spring
84108843X Plate
8519091210 Washer
8611050600 Washer, lock, ext. tooth 3/8
877152J Tube
88121851X Spark arrester
8919111116 Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 ga.
9101326L Deflector
9074760544 Bolt, hex 5/16 - 18 x 2 3/4
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1109283X014 Dash
1017490608 Screw
112751R Clip
12105810X Decal - steering wheel cap
13100710L Insert - steering wheel
1473940800 Nut
15100712K Washer
16100713N Wheel - steering
17100711L Adapter - steering wheel
18109285X Sleeve - steering
19105643X Shaft - steering upper
274180512 Screw
20STD523712 Bolt - hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
2173680600 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
2217041008 Screw
23108456X Decal - instruction, operating
24109284X Bushing
25109432X Bracket - steering
2617490612 Screw - hex washer thread rolling 3/8-16 x 3/4 ...
276266H Thrust washer
28108684X Gear
29106126X Key
373510500 Nut - keps 5/16 - 18
3012000029 Ring
31101930X Washer, hardened
32109068X Shaft - steering, lower
332882J Pin - drive 3/16 x 1
3474580 Spacer .627 x .88 x .695
3571208 Bushing
36108683X Rod - steering
37105663X Support - saddle, rear
38105664X Support
3974761060 Bolt
4109816X Nyliner
40105669X Axle - front
41110438X Spacer, bearing, front axle
4273901000 Nut
4317490508 Screw
44108685X Gear, pinion
453366R Bearing
46105715X Rod - tie
47120754X Bushing
4819131416 Washer
4976020412 Pin - cotter 1/8 x 3/4
5121299X Control - throttle
50STD551137 Washer - lock 3/8
51STD541137 Nut - hex 3/8 - 24
52105727X Drag link
53105656X Spindle - l.h.
54105654X Spindle - r.h.
55278H Fitting
569040H Flange bearing
57106732X Rim - 6" - front (inc. 2 each key no. 56)
5859192 Valve cap
5965139 Valve stem
617080408 Screw - hex thread cut. 1/4-20 x 1/2
60106222X Tire
61121749X Washer
62104757X Cap - hub, front
6359904 Tube
64110130X Retainer
6511150500 Washer, lock, int. tooth 5/16
66110307X Stop - mower, clutch lever
67121748X Washer
6819272016 Washer
69121232X Cap
7105621X Dash - lower
817190508 Screw - hex thread cut. 5/16-18 x 1/2
9109226XO13 Saddle
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0122215X Mower deck
1106448X Lever, clutch, mower
10109202X Fuel tank
11101335K Line, fuel
129151R Bushing
136999R Clamp - hose
1417490612 Screw, hex washer thd. rolling 3/8-16 x 3/4
15106901X Clamp - tank, fuel
16106920X Panel, dash, l.h.
17121794X Cover
18106921X Panel, dash, r.h.
1919292016 Washer
2106932X Knob
2012000022 E - ring truarc #5133 - 87
21100734K Knob
22STD541237 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16
23110809X Rod, adjust, lift
2476020308 Pin, cotter 3/32 x 1/2
252876H Spring
2619131016 Washer
27110810X Trunnion
2819151216 Washer
2912000037 Ring
3106451X Bolt, shoulder
30120420X Shaft, lift
31105768X Lever, assembly
32105723X Plunger
33109413X Grip
344939M Retainer, spring
35110029X Link, lift
36110447X Trunnion, lift
37110448X Link, lift, adjustable
38121598X Suspension arm
39105848X Bolt,
473680600 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
40121599X Suspension arm
41106308X Trunnion, lift, lower
42STD541250 Nut - hex 1/2-13
439135R Spring
4419171516 Washer
454921H Spring retainer
46105864X Bracket, suspension
47106444X Bracket, bellcrank
48STD523707 Bolt, hex 3/8-16 x 3/4
49109728X Bellcrank assembly
5106452X Bracket, switch, interlock
5076020412 Pin, cotter, 1/8 x 3/4
51106446X Rod, clutch, primary
5219131410 Washer
53105764X Rod assembly - lever, lift (includes key 32)
54105767X Pin
55106810X Spring
5672140606 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
57108236X Bracket
58110807X Nut
59110739X Washer
619171713 Washer 17/32 x 1-1/16 x 13 ga.
6073980600 Nut
6173360700 Nut, hex jam 7/16-20
6273710700 Nut
717021008 Screw, hex, tapping, no. 10-24 x 1/2
8106447X Support, lever, clutch
9121221X Cap, fuel
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0122215X Mower deck
1106085X V - belt
10106735X Rod
11106736X Deflector
12105814X Decal, v-belt mower drive
13105304X Cap
14105662X Link, parallel
15105744X Front Rod
16105872X Stop, link
17109835X T pin hinge
18STD523707 Bolt 3/8-16 x 3/4
1973680500 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18
2121259X Housing
20109598X Bracket, lift, r.h.
21109597X Bracket, lift, l.h.
22STD533107 Bolt, carr. 5/16-18 x 3/4
233713J Instruction - caution decal
24109503X Support, arm
25109504X Stop, deck, front
26N/P Decal - safety standard - not serviced
27121317X Guide belt
28STD523720 Bolt 3/8-16 x 2
29108832X Arm, idler
38417J Runner, r.h.
30106902X Spacer
31121316X Pulley idler
32106513X Washer
33102669X Keeper, belt
34121687X Jackshaft
35100668L Plate, support mandrel
3617490612 Screw, hex washer hd. 3/8-16 x 3/4
3717490620 Screw, hex washer hd. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
38121263X Blade
3919132012 Washer
473680600 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
40STD551137 Washer, lock 3/8
41STD623715 Bolt, hex, 3/8-24 x 1-1/2 gr. 5
42108250X Spring
43108235X Rod - clutch, mower
444921H Spring retainer
45STD560907 Pin, cotter 3/32 x 3/4
46109892X Rocker shaft
4776020616 Pin, cotter, 3/16 x 1
48108247X Primary rod , brake
4972140606 Bolt, carr. 3/8-16 x 3/4
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, carr., 5/16 - 18 x 5/8
6019131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
6174760688 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 5-1/2
627631J Runner, mower left hand
6319111016 Washer
6472140610 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
65121343X Decal - warning
66122314X Spacer
6776020308 Pin, cotter, 3/32 x 1/2
6872110506 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
69STD522507 Bolt hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
7105896X Bracket, deflector
70109893X Washer
7173680400 Lock nut
72110445X Support
73122215X Mower assembly, complete
8110452X Push nut
9106734X Spring, deflector