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SEAl , S OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO . 917.254750 ® 12.5 HP OHV Caution : ELECTRIC START Read and follow all Safety Rules 38 " MOWER DECK and Instructmns Before Operating 5 SPEED TRANSAXLE This Equipment LAWN TRACTOR . Assembly • Operation - Customer Responsibilities oService and Adjustment • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Chicago , IL 60684 U . S . A . J , , , p l l , , iM i , ll , J , u ii H , 1 , i i lll , ll
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers IMPORTANT : THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OFAMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS , FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH , 1 . GENERAL OPERATION III . CHILDREN • Read , understand , and follow all instructions in the manual Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is net alert to the and on the machine before starting presence of children . Children are often attracted to the machine Only allow responsible adults , who are familiar with the and the mowing activity Neverassume that children will remain instructions , to operate the machine . where you last saw them . , Clear the area of ob ects such as rocks , toys , wire , etc . • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful wh { ch could be picked up and thrown by the b ode + care of another responsible adulL • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing + Stop • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area . machine if anyone enters the area ° • Before and when backing , iook behind and down for small Never carry passengers children . Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary . Always , Never carry children + They may fall off and be seriously took down and behind before and while backing injured or interfere with safe machine operation + Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point Never allow children to operate the machine . it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without either the Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , entire grass catcher or the guard in place trees , or other objects that may obscure vision . • Slow down before turning . IV . SERVICE Never leave a running machine unattended _ Always turn offs blades , set parking brake , stop engine , and remove key Use extra care Jnhandting gasoline and other fuels . . They are before dismounting + flammable and vapors are explosive Turn off blades when not mowing Use only an approved container Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the nengineot chute running + Allow engine to cool before refue + ing + Do Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . smoke . Do not operate the machine while under the influence of Never refuel the machine indoors + alcohol or drugs Never store the machine or fuel container inside where • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways there is an open flame , such as a water heater . • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into • Never run a machine inside a closed area . a trailer or truck . . • Keep nuts and boits , especially blade attachment bolts , tight and keep equipment in good condition . . II . SLOPE OPERATION Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper Slopes are a major factor related to toss - of - control and tipover operation regularly . accidents , which can result in severe injury or death + Air slopes Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or other debris build + up . requlre extra caution . If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel Clean oil or fuel spillage + Allow machine to cool before uneasy on it , do not mow it + storing . DO : • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object Repair , if necessary , before restarting • Mow up and down slopes , not across . Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc . • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running . Grass catcher components are subject to wear , damage , and Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps + Uneven terrain could overturn the machine Tall grass can hide obstacles + deterioration , which coufd expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown : Frequently check components and Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you will not have repIace with manufacturer's recommended parts , when nec + to stop or shift while on the slope . essary . Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel . Mower blades are sharp and can cut + Wrap the blade ( s ) or weights or counterweights to improve stability . wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them • Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments . • Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and service as These can change the stability of the machine . . required • Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope + ff tires lose traction , disengage the bSades and proceed slowly stralghtdown the slope . tant safety precautions , tt meansUR CAUTION ! ! t BECOME ALERT ! ! ! YO DO NOT : I t _ , Look for this symbol to point out impor - SAFETY IS INVOLVED . Do not turn on slopes untess necessary , and then , turn slowly and gradualfy downhill , if possible . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or embankments + The mower could suddenty turn over if a wheel is over the edge CAUTION : Always disconnect spark of a cliff or ditch , or if anedge caves in . Do not mow on wet grass Reduced traction could cause contact spark plug in order to prevent _ plug wire and place wire where it cannot sliding accidental starting when setting up , Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the transporting , adjusting or making ground . repairs , mH , = , u . . . . . . . , • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes .
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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Sears PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS tractor . It has been designed , engineered and manufac - tured to give you the best possible dependability and HORSEPOWER : t 2,5 performance . Should you experience any problem you cannot easily GASOLINE CAPACITY : 5 QUARTS remedy , please contact your nearest Sears Service UNLE . ADEDREGULAR Center / Department . We have competent , well - trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this OIL ( 3,0 PINT CAPACITY ) : SAE 30 ( Above 32 ° F ) tractor , 5W - 30 ( Below 32 ° F ) Please read and retain this manual . The instructions wilt SPARK PLUG ( GAP . 030 IN . ) : CHAMPION RJ - 19LM enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor prop - STD361458 erly . Always observe the SAFETY RULES ' , VALVE CLEARANCE : INTAKE : . 005 - ° 007 IN . MODEL EXHAUST : . 00g - , 011 IN . NUMBER 917254750 GROUND SPEED : FORWARD : 1st 1.10 MPH SERIAL 2nd 200 MPH NUMBER 3rd 3.00 MPH 4th 4.2O MPH 5th 5OO MPH DATE OF PURCHASE REVERSE : 1.50 MPH THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND TIRE PRESSURE : FlUeNT : 14 PSI ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT , REAR : 10 PSI YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE CHARGING SYSTEM : 5 AMPS @ 3600 RPM FOR FUTURE REFERENCE BLADE BOLT TORQUE : 30 - 35 FT . LBS . MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WARNING : This tractor is equipped with an internaly - combustion engine and should not be used on or near anv A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this prod - unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - co uct . Contact your nearest Sears store for details , ered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ( if any ) . If a spark arrestor is used it should be maintained in effect ve working order by the operator . Read and observe the safety rules . tn the state of California the above is required by lawe ) ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Cod _ Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and Other states may have similar laws Federal laws apply on using your tractor federal lands . A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center ( See the Follow the instructions under " Customer Responsibili - REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . ties " and " Storage " sections of this manual . LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON ELECTRIC START RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if thisriding equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace , free of charge , any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as blades , spark plugs , air cleaners and belts . Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass _ , Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , negligence , improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions containedin the owner's manual . , Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes , LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For 90 days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge , WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE RIDING EQUIPMENT TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT 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 . , Di731CR - W , SEARS TOWER , CHICAGO , iLLINOiS 60684 into i , , , in , i i i , ii ' , H , H I'll11 , I HH I lU , , I ' ' " 3
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TABLE OF CONTENTS OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 13 SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 , 14 - 17 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 2324 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 26 TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 4348 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 - TRACTOR ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 9 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK PAGE INDEX A E Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 13 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Electrical : Operating Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adjustments ; Options : Interlocks and Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Spark Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,38 Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Mower P Engine : Front - To - Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 Side - To - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Air Filter Foam Pre - Cleaner . . . . . . . . . 17 Parts Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Throttle Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Air Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Parts , Replacement / Repair . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 43 Air Filter , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cooling Fins , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Air Screen , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 R Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 9 Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,16 B Oil Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 43 Battery : Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 S Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 - 48 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t6 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 23 F Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,16 Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Filter : Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Starting with Weak Battery . . . . . . . . 21 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Air Filter Foam Pre - Cleaner . . . . . . . t7 Hood Remova ! / Installation . . . . . . . 22 Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Motion Drive Belt Belt : Fuel : Removat / Repiacement . . . . . . . . 20 Motion Drive Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mower Blade Drive Belt Removal ! Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . 20 Mower Blade Drive Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mower Adjustment Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 20 H Front - to - Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Blade : Hood Removal / Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 L Mower Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . , 1.5 . , . 2.1 . . . . . . . Leveling Mower Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lubrication : Slope Guide Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 C Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 M Controls , Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 . - . 1.3 . . . . Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Customer Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . t 4 - 17 Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,2 ' I Mower ; Engine : Stopping the Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adjustment , Front - to - Back . . . . . . . . . t 9 Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Adjustment , Side - to - Side . . . . . . . . . . 19 Air Filter Foam Pro - Cleaner . . . . 17 T Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Air Screen , Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Throttle Control Cable Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 . . . . . . . . Cutting Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cooling Fins , Engine . . . . . . . . . . ' 17 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 , I 5,21 Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Trouble Shooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 26 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Transaxle : Mowing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tractor : Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 - 43 Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 W Spark Arrestor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,38 Lubrication Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 O Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . 14 Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Oil : Tire Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,15,21 Wiring Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cold Weather Conditions . . . . . . 12,16 Cutting Height , Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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ACCESSORIES AN ATTACHMENTS These accessories and attachments were available when the tractor was purchased , They are also available at most Sears retait outlets , catalog and service centers . Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor , ENGINE MAINTENANCE SPARK PLUG MUFFLER AIR FILTER GAS CAN ENGINE OIL STABILIZER BLADES BELTS PERFORMANCE Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help you , This list was current at the time of publication ; however , it may change in future years - more attachments may be added , changes may be made in these attachments , or some may no longer be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the accessories and attachments that are available for your tractor . Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits ( those that do are indicated ) and are designed for easy attaching and detaching SNOW BLADE for snow removal only . ! 4 - inch high , 424nch PERMANEX BAGGER fets you collect grass clippings and leaves for a healthier , neater looking lawn . Two Permanex wide blade clears 38 - inch path when angled left or right . Raises , containers hotd 30 - gallon plastic bags lowers with side lever . Adjustable skids ; replaceable , reversible scraper bar . ( Use with tire chains , wheel weights , or rear drawbar LAWN SWEEPERS ] el you collect grass clippings and feaves , weighL ) LAWN VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and SNOWTHROWER has 40 - inch swath , Drum4ype auger handles leaves Wand attachment to pick up debris in hard - to - reach powdery and wet / heavy snow . Mounts easily with simple pin • places . arrangement _ Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat . 6 - inch CARTS make hauling easy Variety of sizes available diameter spout discharges snow 10 te 50 feet , Lift controlled at tractor seat . ( Use with chains , wheel weights , or rear drawbar ROLLER for smoother fawn surface . 36 - inch wide , 18 - inch weight . ) , diameterwater - tightdrum holdsupto3g01bs , ofwetght , Rounded edges prevent harm to turf , Adjustable scraper automatically TIRE CHAINS are henW duty ; closely spaced extra - large cross cleans drum , Iinks give smooth ride , outstanding tractionr SPREADERiSEEDERS make seeding , fertilizing , and weed WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for killing easy . Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular snow removal or dozing heavy materials In pairs . ( 30 Ibs . each . ) deqcers and sand TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow mois - frame , ABS plastic top ; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree ture and nutrients to reach grass roots , 36 - inch swath , 24 visibility , Hinged metal doors with catch , Keeps operator warm hardened steel coring tips . 150 lb . capacity weight tray . and dry . Remove vinyl and windshields for use as sun protector in summer . ( Catalog only ) AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn , Ta - pered 2 5 - inch steel spikes mounted on 10 - fnch diameter discs Optional accessories for tractor cab : tinted / tempered solid puncture holes in soil at close intervals to tet moisture soak in - safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper ; 12 - volt amber Steel weight tray for increased penetration caution light for mounting on cab top . ( Catatog only , ) MULCH RAKE / DETHATCHER loosens soil and flips thatch and TRACTOR COVER protects tractor from weather , Made of matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup , Twenty spring tine Evolution 3 fabric ( water - repellent , extremely breathable , light teeth . Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding . Available for front weight , soft , non - abrasive , pliable in all temperatures , durable , or rear mounting stain / tear / puncture resistant , will not shrink or stretch . ) ( Catalog only . ) SPRAYERS use 12 - volt DC electric motor that connects to the tractor battery or other 12wolt source , includes booms for TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36 - inch swath to prepare seed beds , automatic spraying when pulling , and hand heir wand for spot cultivate , and compost garden residue . Titler has its own built - in spraying . Wand has adjustable spray pattern . For applying lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch . herbicides , insecticides , fungicides , and liquid fertilizers . Fits any lawn , yard , or garden tractor . Simply hook up to the tractor drawbar and go [ 5
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i , i , , i i , i , , IH , II HARDWARE PACK CONTENTS OF II , , , H , , i , ii1 , 1 , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 1 , , i , 1 , , i _ , L . . . , , . , . , . . Parts packed separately in carton Parts Bag contents shown full size i , , , i , , I , , i , , i , i , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Q ( 2 ) Sheet Seat Metal Battery acid Screws © # 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 ( 1 ) Locknut 3 / 8 - 24 Steering ( 1 ) 2 - 3 / 8 " Dia _ Washer Wheel = , = _ = = = Battery z | : L _ J - , , _ , | Steering 1 Boot t . I Owner's Manual Parts Bag ( 1 ) Hex Bolt I / 2 - 13 x t ( 1 ) Shoulder Bolt 5 / I6 - 18 , , , J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parts bag contents not shown full size . . . . . . . . , . ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L - - - - - - - . J ' Wheel { o 1 ' teo ' o , Steering Wheel Insert Adapter ( 1 ) Lock Washer 1 / 2 ( ' t ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ , _ ( 2 ) Keys Steering Bushing % , 4b ( 2 ) Hex Bolts 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 ( 2 ) Hex Nuts 1 / 4 - 20 ' l _ _ _ _ = q i ( 2 ) Lock Washers ' ! / 4 Battery Caps 15 ° Slope Sheet and Instructions ( 2 ) Washers 9 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge . . . . _ m . . . . . . . . . . . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . , , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . , , , _ 6
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When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . STEERING TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON BOOT STEERING TABOT UNPACK CARTON BUSHING SL Remove att accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton ( See page 6 ) STEERING SHAFT Cut along dotted lines on carton , from top to bottom , all four corners of carton and hay panels flat . POSITION ) • Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove • , p BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ( See Fig . 1 ) STEERING SHAFT Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft . ( SHIPPING • Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash POSITION ) line up with steering bushing install two ( 2 ) sheet metal screws and tighten securely FIG , 1 Position steering boot over steering shaft • Place tabs of steering boot over slots in dash and push down to secure . Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft . Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( heftto right ) and slide onto adapter . . Assemblelarge flat washer and 3 / 8 _ 24 hex Iocknut and tighten securely Snap insert into center of steering wheel Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill IMPORTANT : CHECK FOR AND REMOVE RANYE STAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHE TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID ( See Fig , 6 ) Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position Release parking brake by depressing clutch ! brake pedal • Place gearshift lever in " NEUTRAL " position , • Roll tractor backwards off skid Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor
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INSTALL SEAT ( See Fig . 3 ) HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt . PREPARE BATTERY ( See Fig . 2 ) • Remove cardboard packing on seat pan . . , iiill i • Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt . CAUTION : Wear eye and face shield ° • Assemble adjustment bolt , lock washer and flat washer Wash hands or clothing immediately if Ioosely _ Do not tighten ° accidentallyin contact with battery acid . • Tighten shoulder bolt securely . Do not smoke , Fumes from charged . Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat . battery acid are explosive , • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which Read the instructions Included with the allows you to press clutch / brake pedal all the way down battery vent caps , Always wear gloves , ( See Fig ° 6 ) , clothing and goggles to protect your • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position . hands , skin and eyes , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l l , m . . . . • Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely . Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suffi - SEAT cient for normal use However , periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life _ SEAT PAN See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag . Fill battery with acid . Fill each celt until it reaches the bottom of the vent wells Do not overfill SHOULDER BOLT • Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes After standing , check the level of acid . If below the vent wells , add more acid until the correct levet is reached . While battery is standing ( after adding acid ) and later , while battery is being charged , continue with assembly of tractor iMPORTANT : TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOURBE BATTERY , tT iS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY • FLAT WASHER CHARGED BEFORE USE FAILURE TO CHARGERY BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTE ADJUSTMENT " - LOCK WASHER LIFE BOLT i , . • Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour . Uses FIG , 3 a 12 volt battery charger . Observe atl safety precaution required for battery charging . CHECK TIRE PRESSURE • Check the acid level after the battery is charged , If the acid has fallen below the correct level , add distilled or The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for iron free water . shipping purposes . Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance , • Install the vent caps to cover the vent wells Wash the top of the battery with water to remove any acid , then . Reduce tire pressure PSi shown in " PRODUCT wipe dry SPECIFICATION on page 3 of this manual . Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no damage has occurred in handling . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS Dispose of excess battery acid Neutralize acid for For best cutting _ esufts , mower housing should be properly disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five leveled . See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING in the gallon plastic container , Stir with a wooden or plastic Service and Adjustments section of this manual paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda causes no more foaming • Fellow instructions on how to install battery . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS cu'r AWAY ViEW r CAP See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments VENT WELL section of this manual Verify that the belts are routed correctly . BA'r - £ ERY CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM CELLACID After you learn how to operate your tractor , check to see LEVEL that the brake is properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . FIG , 2 8
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i i , , , , , , i i i iii1 , 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASSEMBLY illU . i . . . . iiiii i ii i , r , i , i , , , , , NI iiii ii INSTALL BATTERY ( See Figs . 4 & 5 ) i lll , , i i , , , ii , lll , , i , l , i ill CAUTION : Do not short batter ] / termi - nalso Before installing battery , remove rings , etc . metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from acciden - tal grounding . ii i Lift seat to raised position . • Open battery box door . Lower battery into battery box with battery terminals toward front of tractor • Be sure battery drain tube is attached to battery box , BATTERY BOX DOOR • First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) batteryex terminal with hex bolt , flat washer , lock washer and h nut as shown Tighten securely • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) bat - tery terminal with remaining hex bolt , flat washer , lock washer and hex nut . Tighten securely . VENT CAPS • Close battery box door . Open battery box door for : FIG , 5 Inspection for secure connections ( to tighten hard - ware ) / CHECKLIST • Inspection for corrosion Testing battery BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW • Jumping ( if required ) TRACTOR , WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE Periodic charging . THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT . BATTERY PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST . BOX DOOR • / All assembly instructions have been completed . , / No remaining loose pars in carton , , / " Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . V " Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For shipping purposes , POSITIVE NEGATIVE the tires were over - inflated at the factory ) . ( RED ) " _ . BLACK ) ¢ " Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side * to - side / CABLE CABLE front - to - rear for best cutting results , ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) , , , I Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . LOCK WASHER FLAT , / Check wiring . See that al ! connections are still secure WASHER and wires are properly clamped . WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR , PAY HEXOLT B EXTRA A TTENTtON TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS : , / Engine oil is at proper level ¢ " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline , , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and NEGATIVE TERMINAL POSITIVE ( + ) TERMINAL function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition . FIG . 4 9
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourselfwith the locations of various controls and adjustments , Save this manual for future reference ° ATTACHMENTVER CLUTCH LE IGNITION LIFt'LEVER SWIXCH PLUNGER ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER LIGHT SWITCH THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL CLUTCH / BRAKE MOWER DECK HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT POSITIONS ] EARSHIFT LEVER F | G . 6 Sears tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER : Used to engage the GEARSHIFT LEVER : Selects the speed and direction of mower blades , or other attachments mounted to your tractor . tractor ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER : Used to raise , lower , and LIGHT SWITCH : Turns the headlights on and off . adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROl . . : Used for starting and your tractor controlling engine speed . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER : Used to release attachment lift CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL : Used for dec [ utching and lever when changing its position braking the tractor and starting the engine iGNITION SWITCH : Used for starting and stopping the PARKING BRAKE : Locks clutch / brake pedal into the engine , brake position . 10
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which cang result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operatin your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses , available at Sears Retaii or Catalog stores . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR NOTE : Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running , hot engine exhaust gases may TO SET PARKING BRAKE ( See Fig . 7 ) cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate this possibility , • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas and hold CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - • Place parking brake lever in " ENGAGED " position and pletely , as described above , before leav - release pressure from clutch / brake pedal . Pedal should ing the operator's position ; to empty remain in " BRAKE " position ° Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure . . grass catcher , etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IGNITION ATTACHMENT KEY . CLUTCH LEVER TO USE THRO'Fi'LE CONTROL ( See Fig . 7 ) = ' ENGAGED " POSITION Always operate engine at full throttle " DISENGAGED " POSITION • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate and the engine cooling air flow . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower per - formance PARKING TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD ( See BRAKE Fig . 6 ) " ENGAGED " THROTTL _ The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the CHOKE CONTROL gearshift lever . GF . AR - LEVER • Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal depressed and LEVER gearshift lever in " NEUTRAL " position . • Move gearshift lever to desired position , Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to start movement . IMPORTANT : BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOPE BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS , FAILUR TO DO SO WiLL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR TRANSAXLE , CLUTCH / BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL " DRIVE " POSITION " DISENGAGED " POSITION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT ( See Fig . 6 ) FIG , 7 The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height , STOPPING ( See Fig . 7 ) • Grasp lift lever MOWER BLADES - • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired • Move attachment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " po - position . sition The cutting height range is approximately 1 - 1 / 2to 4 " ° The GROUND DRIVE - heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running . These heights are approximate , Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position . and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of • Move gearshift lever to " NEUTRAL " position . grass and types of grass being mowed . ENGINE - . The average lawn should be cut approximately 2 - 1 / 2 • Move throttle control to " SLOW " position inches during the cool season and over3 inches during hot months For healthier and better looking lawns , • Turn ignition key to " OFF " position and remove key , mow often and after moderate growth . Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use • For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice , Make the first cut • Never use choke to stop engine , relatively high ; the second to desired height . 11
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OPERATIC = , = = ul , i , , , , , i , , , - • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake TO OPERATE MOWER ( See Fig . 8 ) pedal quickIy to brake position and engage parking Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing brake switch . Any attempt by the operator to _ eave the seat with • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and be sure you have the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart shut off the engine movement • Select desired height of cut , • To restart movement , slowly release parking brakeand • Engagemower by slowly moving attachment clutch clutch / brake pedal lever to ENGAGED " position • Make all turns slowly . TO STOP MOWER * Move attachment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift control to highest position without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the dis - o When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure gearshift l & CAUTION : Do not operate the mower lever is in ' NEUTRAL " position , charge guard In place ° . . . . . . . . . . . . ill 1 , • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five ( 5 ) MPH ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER " DISENGAGED " POSITION ATTACHMENT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE LIFT LEVER " ENGAGED " HIGH POSITION POSITION CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL ( See Fig , 14 ) LOWOSITION • The engine in your tractor has been shipped from the P factory , already filied with summer weight oil , • Check engine oil with tractor on ievel ground • Remove oil fill dipstick and wipe cle _ q , replace and screw cap tight , wait for a few secones , remove andrk read oil ievel tf necessary , add oil until " FULL " ma on dipstick is reached Do not overfill . • For cold weather operation you shouid change oil for easier starting ( see " OIL VISCOSITY CHART " in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual ) . • To change engine oil , see the Customer ResponsibiIF ties section in this manual ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline ( Use of leaded gasoiine will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life ) iMPORTANT ; WHEN OPERATING iN TEMPERATURES BELOW 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN WINTER GRADE GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER R , H , STARTING RUNNER WARNING : Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of DISCHARGE GUARD acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine FIG . 8 problems , the fuel system should be emptied before stor - age of 30 days or longer , Drain the gas tank , start the TO OPERATE ON HILLS engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty , Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage Instruc - tions for additional information Never use engine or CAUTION : Do not drive up or down carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and damage may occur , do not drive across any slope , CAUTION : Fill to bottom of gas tank . Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down filler neck . Do not overfill Wipe off any hills . spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills use gasoline near an open flame . • If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position 12
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i , ill ill , i . , , , ! H , I , , I llll OPERATmON i , i i , , iii H , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , . , i , ll . ill i ii i1 , 11 _ H . , ll , m , rr , IH i . . . . • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the - areaof TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 7 ) that has been cut . Have the cut area to the irightbu the tractor . This will result in a more even distr When starting engine for the first time or if engine hase run out of fuel , it will take extra cranking time to mov tion of clippings and more uniform cutting . fuel from the tank to the engine ° • When mowing large areas , start by turning to the , Depress the clutch / brake pedal and set the parking right so that clippings will discharge away from brake shrubs , fences , driveways , etc , After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left • Place gearshift lever in " NEUTRAL " position . hand turns until finished ( See Fig _ 9 ) . • Move attachment clutch to " DISENGAGED " positiono • Move throttle control lever to " CHOKE " position for ' HH ' ' lpl I HH I , ' lJ " 1 ' " _ ' _ cold engine startr For warm engine start , move throttle control to " FAST " position _ , Turn ignition key clockwise to " START " position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute . If engine does not start after several attempts , move throttle control to " FAST " position , wait a few minutes and try again . . When engine starts , move throttle control to desired position . Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging drive or attachment clutch . NOTE : tf at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold FIG , 9 temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance . • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice See TO ADJUST CARBURETOR in the Service and to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried Adjustments section of this manual . clippings , Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . MOWING TIPS • Do not mow grass when it is wet Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps . Allow Tire chains cannot be used when the mower hous - grass to dry before mowing . ing is attached to tractor . , Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing • Mower should be properiy leveled for best mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper performance . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by in the Service and Adjustments section of this selecting a low enough gear to give the mower manual . cutting performance as well as the quality of cut • Use the runner on the right hand side of mower as desired - a guide , The biade cuts approximately an inch , When operating attachments , select a ground speed outside the runner ( See Fig , 8 ) . that will suit the terrain and give best performance of • The left hand side of mower should be used for trim - the attachment being used . ming . 13
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL iN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brak . e . . . O . . peration . . . . i . . . . Check Tire Pressure T Checkfor Loose Fasteners v ' , Sha ! l _ en / ReplaceMower Blades AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V " ! v ' . . . . . . . C Lubrication Cha . r . t . . . . . . . . . . . . . m Check Battery Level / Recharge . 6 / 0 Clean Battery andTerminaIs a Check Transmission Cooling e , ' L . . . . . . Adjust Blade Belt ( s ) Tension V ' _ Adjust Motion Drive Bett ( s ) Tension = = = = # , . . . . . . Check Engine Oil Level . . . . . . 0 / # ! $ 4 _ ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change Engine Oit _ 2 . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . e . . " . . . . . . . . . . Clean Air Filter E I v ' = N CleanAir Screen G Inspect Muffler / Spark Arrester I _ _ ! ReplaceOil Filter 0f equipped ) N Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark PIug H = RepfaceAir Filter Paper Cartridge ReplaceFuel Filter 1 , . Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient femperatutes 3 . , If equipped with oil fi _ far , change oil every 50 hours 2 , . Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty eondltlons 4 , . Replace btades more often when mowing _ n sandy soil 5 - If equipped with adjusfable system LUBRICATION CHART GENERAL RECOMIV1ENDATIONS ( _ ) SPINDLE ZERK - - - - ' - If ' - - - - - ' - _ F - _ SPINDLE ZERK ( _ ) The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence , To ( If equipped ) _ . . , . , , . , , , , , . . . . . , . . . . . _ ( If equipped ) receive full value from the warranty , operator must main - rain tractor as instructed in this manual . ® FROWNTHEEL4 _ ' _ . . . . . . . . . i . / . I . " . . . . . _ PROWNHTE ® EL B _ , R , . GZER _ K1 " - . . [ - _ BEAR , ZNEGRK Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to t properly maintain your tractor . All ad ustments in the Service and Adjustments section of th s manual shou d be checked at east once each season • Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean ® or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for CLUTCH wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure PIVOT ( S ) proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE • Check engine oil Ievel . • Check brake operation . ( _ ) SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL API - SG , Check tire pressure . . ® GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE , Check for loose fasteners . ( _ ) REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES " ENGINE " SECTION IMPORTANT : DO NOT OILER GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS VISCOUS LUBRI * CANTS WILL AT'IRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE L _ FE OF THE SELF - LUBRiCATING BEARINGS . IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED , USE ONLY A DRY , Pew - 14 DERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY _
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ASSEMBLY BRAKE OPERATION _ MANDREL If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet stopping distance at high speed inhighest gear _ than brake must be adjusted . ( See TO ADJUST BRAKE in the Service and Adjust - merits section of this manual ) TRAILING EDGE TIRES Maintain proper air pressure in all tires ( See " PROD - ) ° UCT SPECIFICATIONS on page 3 of this manual ) . o Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemi - LOCK WASHER cals which can harm rubber 4 = Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and _ " HEX BOLT ( GRADE 8 ) * other hazards that may cause tire damage _ A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD , BLADE CARE FIG . 10 For best results mower blades must be kept sharp The blades can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel , TO SHARPEN BLADE ( See Fig . 11 ) We suggest they be sharpened or replaced after every 25 Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An hours of mowing Check blades more often if mowing in unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and even - sandy conditions tual damage to mower and engine . Do not attempt to sharpen blades while they are on the mower • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower • Replace bent or damaged blades • To check blade balance , you wil { need a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bo _ t , pin , ora cone baiancer ( When using a cone BLADE REMOVAL ( See Fig . 10 ) balancer , follow the instructions supplied with baF • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to ancer ) blades • Slide blade on to an unth readed portion of the steel bolt • Remove hex bolt , lock washer and fiat washer securing or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . blade . If blade is balanced , it should remain in a horizontal position _ If either end of the b _ ade moves downward , • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up sharpen the heavy end until the biade is balanced towards deck as shown . NOTE ; Do not use a nail for balancing blade The lobes of Reassemble hex boit , lock washer and flat washer in the center hole may appear to be centered , but are not . exact order as shown • Tighten boft securely ( 30 - 35 FL Lbs torque ) CENTER HOLE IMPORTANT : BLADE BOLT 1SGRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BLADE S / 8 " BOLT OR PiN FIG . 11 15
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CUSTO RESPONSi mLmT ES SAE VISCOSITY GRADES BATTERY ( See Fig . 12 ) Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suffi - cient for normat use . However , periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend it's life . • Acid solution level in each battery ceil should be eevene with bottoms of vent wel { s . Add only distilled or iron fr water if necessary . Do not overfill . • Keep battery and terminals clean . FIG . 13 • Keep battery bolts tight , NOTE ; Although muLti - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 , etc . ) • Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open . improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used aboe • Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour . 32 ° C . Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS - possible engine damage from running low on oil , Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and the battery to " leak " power . every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the • Open battery box door tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year , Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat - Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine tery cable and remove battery from tractor and after each eight ( 8 ) hours of continuous use . Tighten • Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of oil fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level baking soda to one gallon of water . Be careful not to get the soda solution into the cells . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ( See Figs . 13 and 14 ) • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry . Determine temperature range expected before oil change • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush All oil must meet AP ! service classification SG . until bright . . • Be sure vehicle is on level surface . • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly . • Oil will drain more freely when warm • Reinstall battery ( See " INSTALL BATTERY " in the - Catch oil in a suitable container Assembly section of this manual ) . • Remove oil fill dipstick Be careful not to aNow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil CUT AWAY VIEW • Remove drain plug . • After oil has drained completely , replace oi ! drain plug VENT and tighten securely WELL • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube Pour slowly , Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see ' PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this BATTERY manual LEVEL • Use gauge on oil fill dipstick for checking level Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading Keep oil at " FULL " line on dipstick FIG . 12 COVER KN ( V - BELTS AIR Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after I00 hours of ENGINE OIL FILLER operation and rep { ace if necessary . The be { ts are not CAP AND DIPSTICK adjustable _ Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . TRANSAXLE COOLING AIR SCRE ! Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling . ENGINE AIR LUBRICATION CLEANER BODY Only use high quality detergent o ! 1 rated with API service classification SG Select the oils SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature , OIL DRAIN PLUG FIG . 14 16
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CUSTO E RESPONSUBHLITtES AIR FILTER FOAM PRE - CLEANER ( See Fig , 14 ) SCREW - ' _ ' _ 1 _ AIR CLEANER Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by _ COVER using a dirty air filter , Remove cartridge every 25 hours of HOUSING , _ BLOWER _ SCREWS operation and tap to clean , Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100 hours of operation , more often if used in very dusty , dirty conditions , J SCREW . Remove knobs and cover • Remove foam pre - cleaner etement by sliding it off of the paper cartridge . 3ASKETS NOTE ' . Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge , Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100 BREATHER hours of operation ; more often if used in very dusty or dirty TUBE CYLINDER conditions , HEAD • Wash foam pre - cteaner in liquid detergent and water COVER • Wrap foam pro - cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry ° Lightly coat foam pre - cleaner with clean engine oil , CARBURETOR TUBE Squeeze in towel to remove excess oil Do not satu - rate . SPARK PLUG install foam pre * cleaner over paper cartridge • Reassemble cover and tighten knobs securely FIG . 15 AIR SCREEN ( See Fig . 14 ) The engine air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to IN - LINE FUEL FILTER ( See Fig . 16 ) prevent engine damage from overheating . Clean with a The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carburetor , dried gum fibers replacement is required • With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line ENGINE COOLING FINS ( See Fig . 15 ) sections . Remove any dust , dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating . Hood and • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line . engine b ! ower housing must be removed to clean engine • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are cooling fins properly positioned • Remove hood ( see " TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL " • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline . in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual ) • Remove screws securing air cleaner body and re - move ( Cover carburetor opening to prevent entry of dirt ) . CLAMP CLAMP o Remove oil fill dipstick and cover opening to prevent entry of dirt , Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing off engine • Use compressed air of stiff bristle brush to thoroughly FUEL F _ clean engine cooling fins • To reassemble , reverse above procedure . Be certain carburetor tube , breather tube and gaskets are in place FIG . 16 CLEANING MUFFLER • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign matter Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it coufd create a fire hazard and ! or damage • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc SPARK PLUGS • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax . Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever tractor unless the electrical system , muffler , air filter and comes first . Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in carburetor are covered to keep water out . Water in engine " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual can result in a shortened engine life . 17
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= = , , , . . . . . . : : : - w - : . = , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . , . H , , = , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION : BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brakes Place gearshift lever in " NEUTRAL " position , Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . _ w Turn ignition key " OFF " and remove key . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . Q Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it can not come in contact with plugo m , , , , - = , , = , , , , , re , r , H , , m = , , , , , , , , , , , H , TRACTOR CORRECT TRUNN1ON _ J _ SEE NOTE ABOVE TO REMOVE MOWER ( See Fig . 17 ) OSIT1ON Mower wiil be easier to remove from the right side of tractor , • Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position . . Roll belt off engine pulley , • Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing PARALLEL retainer spring • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs , • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs CLUTCH RETAINER ROD • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms , Slide mower SPRING out from under tractor , IMPORTANT : tF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN HTHEED MOWER tS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR , TVE R , H . AND L H , SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMO FROM TRACTOR , RETAINER SPRINGS TO INSTALL MOWER ( See Fig . 17 ) IER • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position , SPRINGS • Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor Lower lift lever to its lowest position . • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions , NOTE : The mower clutch rod has a trunnion that has been preset at the factory for optimum mower performance DO NOT MOVE THE TRUNNION ON THE CLUTCH ROD . If for any reason the trunnion has been moved on the clutch rod , it must be reset to correct position ( parallel with clutch rod ) and measure 10 - t 1 / 32 " ( Check dimension on edge of flat work surface as shown ) Be sure to tighten trunnion nut securely against trunnion after making any adjustments FIG , 17 18
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SERVMCE AND ADJUSTMENTS , i lU . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , i , , , i i . . . . . . . . . . . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING FRONT - TO - BACKADJUSTMENT ( See Figs 20 and 21 ) - Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or IMPORTANT = DECK MUST BE LEVEL S1DE - TO - SIDEo IF THE FOLLOWING FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IS driveway . Make sure tires are propedy inflated ( See PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ' on page 3 ) , If tires are NECESSARY , BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE - TO - over or under inflated , you wilt not properly adjust your SIDE . mower . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 18 and 19 ) - should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 4 " to You will need two ( 2 ) standard 2 x 4 short pieces of wood 3 / 4 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest to make the following adjustment , Similar blocks measur - position ing 1 - 1 / 2 " thick may also be used . Check adjustment on right side of tractor Measure dis - , Raise mower with attachment lift control to allow two tance " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom ( 2 ) 1 - 1 / 2 " thick biocks to be placed under rear edge of edge of mower housing as shown mower directly behind mandrel & • Before making any necessary adjustments , check that • Lower mower deck to its lowest height of cut position both front links are equal in length Both links should ( See " TOADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " inthe be approximately 10 _ 3 / 8 " . Operation section of this manual ) . • If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same • On both sides of tractor , loosen , but do not remove , the length as other link fasteners securing the adjustable pivot brackets to • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front frame ° Both brackets must be loose enough to move links an equal number of turns . freely . • When distance " D " is 1 / 4 " to 3 / 4 " lower at front than • Pull down firmiy on suspension arm to remove any rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front slack in pivot bracket and hold while tightening rear links . fastener first to secure Tighten remaining fasteners . To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on , Repeat procedure on other side of tractor both front links Tighten nut " E " on both front links an • Raise mower with attachment _ iftcontrol and remove equal number of turns blocks from under mower . e When distance " D " is 1 / 4 " to 3 / 4 " lower at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links , PLACE TWO ( 2 ) 1 - 1 / 2 " THICK BLOCKS UNDER REAR EDGE OF DECK ( Use wood 2 x 4 ' s or equivalent ) Recheck side - to - side adjustment . / MANDREL FIG . 20 BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL tN LENGTH _ . _ , _ MOWERMUSTBE IN LOWEST HEIGHT OF CUTPOSITION FIG , 18 ADJUSTABLE PIVOT BRACKET \ \ j _ FASTENERS SUSPENSION ARM \ _ . j _ _ NUT " E " PULL DOWN AND TIGHTEN REAR FASTENER FIRST FRONT LINKS TRUNNION FIG . 19 19 FIG , 21
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT ( See Fig . 22 ) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake , For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on the mower housing . BELT REMOVAL - NUT • A " • Place attachment dutch in " DISENGAGED " position . • Move attachment lift Iever forward to lower mower to its lowest position . • Roll belt off engine pulley , • Disconnect R . H , suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring . • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys ° • Pull belt away from mower , , BELT INSTALLATION - • Install new belt in reverse order of removal • Make sure belt is in all pultey grooves and inside atl FIGo 23 belt guides ° MANDREL Roll . SUSPENSION ARM ENGINE PULLEY TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT ( See Fig . 24 ) Park the tractor on level area , Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest ° • Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of this manual ) . PULLEYS • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler . • Remove belt from engine pulley , • Roll be _ t over top of transaxle puJley _ . Install new belt by reversing above procedure . RETAINER SPRING IMPORTANT : REPLACE ONLY WITH BELT LISTED IN THIS MANUAL . / MANDREL PULLEY FRAME FIG . 22 TO ADJUST BRAKE ( See Fig . 23 ) Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxleo tf tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear , then brake must be adjusted . • Depress ctutch / brake pedal and engage parking brake _ Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut " A " on brake rod , CLUTCHINC • if distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , disengage parking brake , loosen jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance PULLEY becomes 1 - 1 / 2 ' L Retighten jam nut against nut " A " , • Engage parking brake and recheck distance , STATIONARY • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated ENGINE IDLER above . , Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is PULLEY still greater than six ( 6 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is necessary . Contact your nearest au - FIG . 24 thorized service center . 2O
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_ : - - - ' - - : - = = , , , , , , , , , , = = i , , , n , , , " , , , , , , , , H " H , " ¸ ' SERVICE AN ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ , 1 , 11 = , , uJ = 1 , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 1 = , TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BA'rTERY ( See Fig . 26 ) If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steer - CAUTION : Lead - acid batteries gener - ing wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembiy section of this manual . ate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame and smoking materials away from bat - teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be your tractor If damage has occurred to affect the front recharged . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency wheel toe - in or camber , contact your nearest authorized starting , fotlow this procedure : service center . IMPORTANT : YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH AREOR 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM . THE OTHEVT TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS ( See VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATI GROUNDED SYSTEM . DO NOT USE YOUR TRAC Fig . 25 ) BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES • Btock up axle securely . TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Remove axte cover , retaining ring and washers to allow • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE wheel remova _ ( rear wheel contains a square key - Do ( + ) terminal of each battery , taking care not to short not lose ) . against chassis • Repair tire and reassemble • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGA - • On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub TtVE ( _ ) terminal of fully charged battery and axle . Insert square key , . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in CHASStS GROUND , away from fuel tank and battery axle groove TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - • Replace axle cover . • BLACK cable first from chassis and fully charged battery o RED cable fast from both batteries . POSITIVE TERMINAL NEGATIVE TERMINAL WASHERS RETAINING RING Q f AXLE COVER SQUARE KEY ( REAR WHEEL ONLY ) FIG . 25 CHARGED BATTERY POSITIVE TERMINAL NEGATIVE TERMINAL FIG , 26 21
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, t • i , uH , . . . . . . . = = = = n , m , = H , , , H , , , , , , = = u , , , = r , , , , , , = SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS = _ = , UIJil , m ' ' H'J " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' ' ' l = m'U 1 ' = ' U U ' " " H = 1 ENGINE ACCELERATION TEST - TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE • Move throttle control lever from " SLOW " to " FAST " position ° If engine hesitates or dies , turn high speed ( See Fig . 29 ) mixture screw out ( counterclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat The throttle control has been preset at the factory and test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine adjustment should not be necessary Check adjustment as accelerates smoothly ° described below before loosening cable . If adjustment is necessary , proceed as follows : High speed stop is factory adjusted Do not adjust damage may result . • With engine no ! , runningl , move throttle control lever from ' SLOW to CHOKE position Slowly movelever from " CHOKE " to " FAST " position . IMPORTANT : NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR , WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPERVE • Check that hole in throttle lever and hole in plate line up . ENGINE SPEED OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABO If holes " A " are not aligned , loosen clamp screw and THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE move throttle cable until holes are aligned Tighten DANGEROUS . IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE - GOVERNED clamp screw securely HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING , CONTACT YOUR NEARESTAUTHORtZED SERVICE CENTER , WHICH HASY PROPER EQUIPMENTAND EXPERIENCETO MAKE AN TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ( See Fig . 29 ) NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS . HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING , CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjust - SERVICE CENTER , WHICH HAS PROPER YEQUIPMENT ment should not be necessary However , minor adjust * AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSAR ment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , ADJUSTMENTS temperature , altitude or load If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : IDLE SPEED SCREW In general , turning the mixture screws in ( clockwise ) de - PLATE creases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mixture Turning the mixture screws out ( counterclock - wise ) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a THROTTLE CABLE richer fuel / air mixture IMPORTANT : DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THEWS SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCRE ARE TURNED IN TOO TIGHT PRELIMINARY SETTING - Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly ( see above ) SCREW With engine off turn high speed mixture screw in ( clockwise ) closing it finger tight and then turn out ( counterclockwise ) 1 - l / 2 turns HOLE " A " • Turn idle mixture screw in ( clockwise ) closing finger tight and then turn out ( counterclockwise ) 1 turn FINAL SETTING - Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes Make / final adjustments with engine running and shift / motion THROTTE LEVER control lever in " NEUTRAL " position _ FAST o With throttle control lever in " FAST " position , turn high speed mixture screw in ( clockwise ) until engine begins to die then turn out ( counterclockwise ) until engine runs rough Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions • With throttle control lever in " SLOW " position , turn idle mixture screw in ( clockwise ) until engine beginsto die and then turn out ( counterclockwise ) until engine runs rough . Turn screw to a point midway between those two positions ° IDLEXTURE MICREW • With throttle control lever in " SLOW " position , engine S should idle at 2100 RPM tfengine idles too slow , turn idle speed screw in ( clockwise ) . HIGH SPEEDSCREW MIXTURE . If engine idles too fast in " SLOW " position , turn idle speed screw out ( counterclockwise ) . FIGo 29 23
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i illl in . ln " . . i I , utrl I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . , LU , " i , ll , i , , , , i ¸ I u lU lUI , I STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . luu i , . , ul _ t , i llll i i lUl i llll Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of ENGINE the season or if the tractor witt not be used for 30 days or more FUEL SYSTEM ii , ii , ill ii i , ii . i . . . i IMPORTANT : iT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUMEL CAUTION : Never store the tractor with DEPOSITS FROM FORMING tN ESSENTIAL FU gasoline in the tank inside a building SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , where fumes may reach an open flame FUEL HOSE , OR TANK DURING STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED or spark . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL ORS METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEAD TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURINGEL STORAGE _ ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FU TRACTOR SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . Remove mower from tractor for winter storage . When o Drain the fuel tank mower is to be stored for a period of time , clean it thor - • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and oughly , remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc Store in a carburetor are empty clean , dry area . , Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products tn the • Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " inthe Customer fuel tank or permanent damage may occur Responsibilities section of this manual ) • Use fresh fuel next season • Inspect and replace belts , if necessary ( See belt re - placement instructions in the Service and Adjustments NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in section of this manual ) . minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor - age Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage • Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities container Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer section of this manual container Run engine at least 10 minutes after addingDo • Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws are securely stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor fastened lnspect moving parts for damage , breakage not drain the gas tank and carburetor if us { rig fuet stabi { izer and wear Replace if necessary • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand ENGINE OIL lightly before painting _ Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean engine oil ( See " ENGINE " in the Customer Responsibilities BATTERY section of this manual ) • Fu } ly charge the battery for storage CYLINDERS • After a period of time in storage , battery may require recharging • Remove spark plug ( s ) . • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into long periods of storage , battery cables should be cylinder ( s ) disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS in the Cus - ° Turn ignition key to " START " posit { on for afew seconds to distribute oil tomer Responsibilities section of this manual ) • Replace with new spark plug ( s ) • After cleaning , leave cables disconnected and placery cables where they cannot come in contact with batte terminals OTHER • Be sure battery drain tube is secureiy attached • Do not store gasoline from one season to another • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems • If possible , store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt . • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture . Do not use plastic . Plasticnd cannot breathe which allows condensation to form a wilt cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM . 24
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TROUBLESHOOTI POINTS , 11 CAUSE CORRECTION PROBLEM 1 Out of fuel 1 , FIll fuel tank . Will not start 2 , See " TO START ENGINE " in Operation section . 2 Engine not " CHOKED " properly 3 Wait several minutes before attempting to start . 3 Engine flooded 4 , Replace spark ptug 4 Bad spark plug 5 Clean / replace air filter 5 Dirty air filter . 6 , Replace fuet filter 6 , Dirty fuel filter 7 . Water tn fuel 7 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged Wiring 8 . Check attwirlng 9 Contact Sears Service Center / Department , 9 Carburetor out of adjustment . 10 Contact Sears Service Center / Department , 10 Engine valves out of adjustment , i , Hi Hard to start 1 Clean ! replace air filter 1 Dirty air filter 2 Replace spark p _ ug 2 Bad spark plug . 3 We _ k or dead battery 3 Recharge or replace battery 4 D _ rty fueI filter 4 Replace fuel filter 5 , Drain fuel tank and refitt with fresh gasonne 5 Stale or dirty fuel 6 Check nil wiring 6 Loose or damaged wiring 7 , Contact Sears Service CentedDepartment 7 , Carburetor out of adjustment - 8 Contact Sears Service Center / Department , 8 Engine valves out of adjustment , IHHH ' ' H ' " " " ' I lU Engine will not turn over 1 Clutch / brake pedal not depressed 1 , Depress clutch / brake pedal , 2 , Attachment clutch ts engaged , 2 Disengage attachment clutch , 3 , Recharge or reptace battery 3 Weak or dead battery 4 BIawn fuse 4 Replace fuse . 5 Corroded battery terminals 5 Clean battery terminals 6 Check at _ wiring 6 Loose or damaged wiring . 7 Faulty ignition switch . 7 Check ! replace Ignition switch 8 Faulty sofenoid or starter 8 Check / replace soJenold or starter , 9 Contact Sears Service Center / Department 9 Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) Engine clicks but wtll not 1 Weak or dead battery . 1 Recharge or reptace battery start 2 , Clean batteryterminais 2 Corroded battery terminals 3 Check al _ wir ; _ ng 3 Loose or , damaged wiring 4 Faulty solenotd or starter 4 Check / replace solenoid or starter 1 Set in " Higher Cut " position / reduce speed . Lose of power 1 Cutting too much grass / too fast , 2 Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 , Adjust throttle control 3 Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower 3 Clean underside of mower housing 4 Dirty air filter 4 Cteantrep ) ace air fiiter 5 Low oil level / dirty oil 5 Check oil leve ! / change oil , 6 Clean and regap or change spark plug 6 Faulty spark pfug 7 Dirty fue _ filter 7 Replace fuel filter 8 Stale or dirty fuel 8 Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoitne 9 Water in fuel 9 Drain fuel tank and carburetor , reflt _ tank with fresh gasotine and repiace fuel fitter 10 Spark plug wire loose 10 Connect and tighten spark pfug wire , 11 Dirty engine air screen ! fins 11 Clean engine alr screen / fins 12 Clean / replace muffler 12 Dirty / c _ ogged muffler . t3 Check all Wffingr 13 Loose or damaged wiring 14 Carburetor out of adjustment 14 " Contact Sears Service Center / Department 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment , t 5 Contact Sears Service Center / Department . Excessive vibration 1 Worn , bent or loose blade , 1 Replace blade Tighten blade best , 2 Bent blade mandrel 2 Replace blade mandrel . 3 Loose / damaged part ( s ) 3 Tighten loose part { s ) Replace damaged parts . 25
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS , , N , , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CORRECTION CAUSE PROBLEM 1 . Checkwtrlng , switches and connections If not Engine continues to run 1 Faulty operator - safety presence control system corrected , contact Sears Service Center / Department . when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1 Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . Poor cut * uneven 1 . Worn , bent or Ioose blade , 2 Level mower deck . 2 Mower deck not level 3 Clean underslde of mower housing 3 , Buiidup of grass , Ieaves , and trash under mower , 4 . Bent blade mandrel 4 Replace blade mandrel - 5 Clean around mandrels to open vent holes . 5 Clogged mower deck vent hotes from buildup of grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 . Obstruction In clutch mechanism 1 Remove obstruction . Mower blades will not rotate 2 Replace mower drive belto 2 Worn / damaged mower drive belt 3 Replace idler pulley 3 . Frozen Idler puttey 4 Frozen blade mandrel . 4 Replace blade mandrel 1 Place throttle control in " FAST " position . Poor grass discharge 1 Engine speed too slow 2 Shift to s _ ower speed . 2 . Travefspeed too fast 3 PJtow grass to dry before mowing . 3 . Wet grass . 4 Level mower deck 4 Mower deck not level . 5 . Check tires for proper alr pressure . 5 Low / uneven tlre air pressure 6 Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bo _ t . 6 . Worn , bent or loose btade 7 Clean underside of mower housing 7 Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . 8 Mower drive belt worn 8 , Replace mower drive belt . 9 Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 9 Blades improperly insta _ ed 10 Replace with blades Hsted In this manual 10 Improper blades used 11 Clean around mandrels to open vent hotes . 11 Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 Turn switch " ON " 1 Switch Is " OFF " Headlight ( s ) not working 2 . Bulb ( s ) burned out . 2 Replace bulb ( s ) ( if so equipped ) 3 Faulty light switch . 3 Check / replace tight switch 4 Loose or damaged wiring 4 Check wiring and connections 5 Blown fuse 5 Replace fuse l Bad battery ce ] ! ( s ) 1 Replace battery Battery wilt not charge 2 . Poor cabie connections 2 . Check / clean altconnections 3 Faulty regulator ( if so eqtJ _ pped ) 3 Replace regulator 4 Faulty alternator 4 Replace alternator 26
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12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 SCHEMATIC BLACK RED BATTERY r . . . . . . RED RED } RED BLACK WHITE , j STARTER K _ Jk , J _ - - , - tO ' O _ cLAcK SOLENOID WHITE I _ = WHITE IGNITION . . . . . . 1 SWtTCH WHITE ( PEDAL UP ) _ ! i I I BLACK BLACK _ _ BLACK SEATCH SWIT ATT'MENCTLUTCH ( NOT OCCUPIED ) ( CLUTCHOFF ) F " 7 SPARK J BLACK PLUG F @ Cf IGNUINTIITON REGULATOR ALTERNATOR 40 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM REGULATOR DISCONNECTED ORANGE : , o . ow . @ sLAcK tI , % SWITCH ( OFF ) _ - _ - _ " ' _ IGNITION SWITCH WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR - - 0 - - - - REMOVABLE POSITION I CIRCUIT OFF M ' " + G ' SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY CONNECTIONS SHOULD BE REPLACED TO ON I B + L - - _ NON - REMOVABLE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR CONNECTIONS START I B + S WIRING 27
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 ELECTRICAL E F A 9 C D 32 33 12 13 t8 0 _ 15 34 31 19 17 \ \ 3O \ ! / 22 29 \ 28
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 t21265X Battery , 12 Volt 2 STD365402 Switch , Starter 3 124211X Nut , Ignition 4 133433 Harness , ignition 5 4207J Cable , Ground 6 1322O2 Cable , Battery 7 108423X5 Cable , Battery 8 12996 Battery Box 9 109596X Clamp , Hose 10 109081X Solenoid 11 STD551125 Washer , Lock 12 73350400 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 13 74780408 Bolt , Hex , Fin . t / 4 - 20 UNC x 1 / 2 Grade 5 14 STD551225 Washer 15 STD541425 Nut 16 131563 Cover , Terminalk 17 109553X Switch , Interloc 18 STD601005 Screw 19 104445X Switch , Interlock 20 STD601005 Screw 21 121305X Switch , Plunger 22 121264X Cap , BatteryHead 23 74760412 Boft , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC x 3 / 4 24 STD551025 Washer 25 STD551125 Washer 26 STD541025 Nut 27 109310X Key , Ignition 28 108824X Fuse , 30 Amp 29 105687X Tube , Battery Drain 30 123620X Cover , Key Switch 3t 110712X Switch , Light 32 12744tX Harness , Light Socket 33 7662J Bulb , SLightwitch , 34 I08236X Bracket , Interlock 35 STD601005 Screw 36 136890 Bracket , Switch , Interlock 37 STD601005 Screw NOTE : A ! l component dimensions given in U , S . inches I inch = 25.4 mm 29
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REPAIR PARTS . - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 12,5 HP 38 " TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES A 9 I 13 G 34 31 3O
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,254750 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 135034 Chassis 2 127866 Drawbar 3 17490612 Screw , Thd , Roll . 3 / 8 - t 6 x 3 / 4 Type - TT 4 STD523707 Bolt , Hex , Fin 3 / 8 16 UNC x 3 / 4 5 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - I6 UNC Saddle 6 124466X011 7 17490608 Screw , Thd . Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 Type TT 8 2751R Clip , Fuel Line 9 123042X012 Dash 10 5479J Plug , Buttonsh , 11 122795X Panel , Da LH 12 121794X Cover , Access 13 124031X Panel , Dash , RH 14 17490608 Screw , Thd . Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 Type TThreaded 15 74180512 Screw , Machine , T 5 / 16 - I8 UNC x 3 / 4 16 STD541431 Nut , Hex , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 17 13t445X417 Hood Assembly 18 126938X Bumper , Hood 19 STD512505 Bolt , Hex , Fin 1 / 4 - 20 UNC x 1 / 2 20 STD551125 Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 1 / 4 21 122933X Rivet , Ratchet , Nylon 22 124479X Washer , Nylon , 28 x 75 x . 19 23 4921H Retainer , Spring 24 STD523707 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 3 / 4 25 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 26 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 27 17490608 Screw , Thd Ro ! [ 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 Type TT 28 123915X Grill 29 124029X Lens , Headlight Bar , Clear 30 109872X417 Fender 31 109873X Bracket , Fender 32 17490612 Screw , Thd Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 33 105476X417 Footrest , Perforated , LH 34 105475X417 Footrest , Perforated , RH 35 STD533707 BoJt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4NC 36 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8q6 U 38 134618 Bracket Assembly , Pivot , LH , Mower , Rear 39 134617 " Bracket Assembly , Pivot , RH , Mower , Rear 40 72140606 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 NOTE : All component dimensions given in US inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 31
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PARTS REPAIR 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 DRIVE D 57 7O _ : : : : = = - 42 F 13 62 34 37 J 45 10 7 36 25 78 75 77 76 75 74 75 C D E F G H I A B 71 18 1 67 72 _ 19 _ ; _ 6o _ 68 33 _ 79 32
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 447oj Spacer , Split l 127050X Transaxfe , Peerless , 5 Speed , 4041 10907OX Keeper , Belt Retainer Model Number t43 . 930 - 009 19131312 Washer t3 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 2 110422X Spring , Brake Return , Transaxle 42 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 3 123666X PulIey , Transaxie 43 105706X Bearing , Nylon . 503 x , 628 x 1.25 4 12000028 Ring , Retainer 4445 11O812X Washer , Hardened 5 121520X Strap , Torque 120o0039 Ring , Klip 6 17490512 Screw , Thd , Roll . 46 127783 Putley , Idler , V _ Groove 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 Type T 47 I23789X Belicrank Assembly 7 106919X Plate , Shift Rod , Transaxle 48 t232O5X Retainer , Belt , Spring StyleNC 8 133428 Rod , Shifter 49 STD523715 Bolt , Hex Head 3 / 8 - 16 U x 1 - 1 / 2 9 19151216 Washer 15 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Gauge 50 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 10 STD56t210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 51 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Gauge 11 105701X Washer , Shift Plate , Square Hole 52 105710X Link , Clutch 12 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 , / 4x 10 Gauge 5354 STD56t210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 13 71040412 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 105709X Spring , Clutch Return 1 / 4 - 28 UNF x 3 / 4 Grade 8 55 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 14 8TD551125 Washer , Lock , Heavy Helicat Spring 5657 125907X V - belt , Ground Drive t / 4 127274X Keeper , Belt , RHChassis , 15 74760540 Bolt , Hex , 5 / t6 - 18 x 2 - 1 / 2 58 104777X Retainer , Belt , LH 16 STD541431 Nut , Crowntock 5 / 16 . - 18 59 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Gauge 17 121520X Strap , Torque 606I 17490612 Screw , Thd Roll . 18 STD523707 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 3 / 4 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TT 19 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 8883R Cover , Pedal 20 17490512 Screw , Thd . Roll . 62 134825 Pulley , Engine16 - 5 / 16q 8 x 3 / 4 Type T 6364 71170764 Bolt , Hex 7 / 20 x 4 Grade 8 Knob 21 106933X STD551143 Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 22 131867 Rod , Brake 65 7116 23 STD541437 Locknut , Hex , with Washer Insert 129921 Keeper , Belt , Engine , LH 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 66 STD523710 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 24 STD541237 Nut , Hex , Jam 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 67 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / i6 x 12 Gauge 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 68 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - I6 UNC 26 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / t6 x 16 Gauge 6970 134683 Guide , Belt , Mower , RH 27 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 STD523710 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8q6 UNC x 1 28 128904 Rod , Parking Brake 712 7 19132012 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 12 Gauge 29 124236X Cap , Parking Brake STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 84 6 UNC 30 109167X Bracket , Transmission 73 10950lX Spacer , Spfit 31 127275X Keeper , Belt , LH 74 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 32 STD523707 Boft , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 3 / 4 75 STD581075 E - Ring 33 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 76 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x , 1845 / . 1865 34 122424X Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedat 77 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon2 STD551031 Washer 11 / 32 x ! 1 / 16 x 16 Gauge 36 STD551062 Washer 2t / 3 x t x 16 Gauge 79 2228M Key , Woodruff # 9 37 STD571810 Pin , RoJl 3 / t6 x 1 80 38 123674X Pultey , tdler , Flat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S inches 39 STD523727 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 2 - 3 / 4 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 133741 Steering Wheel 2 131450 Axle Assembly , Front 3 135227 Spindle Assembly , LH 4 135228 Spindle Assembly , RH 5 6266H Bearing , 2Thrust 6 121748X Washer 25 / 3 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 gGaugee Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x I6 Gau 7 19272016 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 9 3366R Bearing , Steering Column 10 130468 Link , Drag Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 11 STD551137 3 / 8 12 73610600 Nut , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 24 UNF 13 ! 10438X Spacer , Bearing , Front AxleNC 14 74011056 Bolt , Hex Head 5 / 8 - 11 U x 3 - 1 / 2 15 73601000 Locknut , Hex , Jam , with Washer Insert 5 / 8 - 1 ! UNC 16 132624 Pin , Axle 5 / 8 x 1,55 / 1 54 Large t7 132614 Shaft Assembly , Steering I8 57079 Washer , Thrust 515 x . 750 x 033 19 124035X Support , mShaft 20 126684X Washer , Shi 1 / 4 x 5 / 8 x 062 Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 21 STD551125 1 / 4 22 71070410 Screw , Hex Socket Head 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 23 127501 Shaft Assembly , Pittman 24 I09816X Nyliner , Snap - In 25 124036X Bracket , Steering 26 12000029 Ring , Klip 27 124034X Gear , Sector 28 6266H Bearing , Thrust 29 17490612 Screw , Thd Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Type TTvy Washer , Lock , Hea Helical Spring 30 STD551137 3 / N8ut , Hex , Fin 3 / 8 - 24 UNF 31 736106OO 32 130465 Rod , Tie 33 126847X Bushing , Tie Rodx Washer 13 / 32 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 34 19131416 35 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 36 132196 Bushing , Steering 37 STD611005 Screw # 10 - 16 x 1 / 2 Type B 38 133742 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19133808 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 - 3 / 8 x 8 Gauge 40 STD541537 Nut , Center Lock 3 / 8 - 24 UNF 41 104820X Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 124417X Boot , / Steering Washer 25 32 x lq / 4 x ! 6 Gauge 43 12t749X 44 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 45 12000029 Ring , Klip 46 121232X Cap , Spindle NOTE : All component dimensions given in U S inches 1 inch = 25 4 mm 35
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REPAnR PARTS 12,5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 B C \ 26 2 15 12 A B C D E 13 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Seat 16 121250X 1 127436 Spring 2 t26656X Bracket , Pivot , Seat 17 123976X1005 Locknut , Flange 1 / 4 Grade 5 t8 STD51 3 STD523707 Screw , Slotted Pan Head Bott , Hex , Fin . 3 / 8 - 16 UNCx 3 / 4 4 19131210 # t0 - 32 x 1 / 2 Washer t3 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Gauge 5 2751R 19 73951000 Nut , Hex , Keps # 10 - 32 UNF Clip , Fuel Line 6 STD541437 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8q6 UNC 2O 4171R Clip , Insulateder 7 124181X 21 105529X Bolt , Should 5 / 16 - 18 UNC Spring , , Seat 8 17490616 22 STD541431 Screw , Thd Roil , Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 23 74780814 Bolt , Hex , Fin . 1 / 2 - 13 x 7 / 8 Grade 5 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 Type TT1 9 19131614 24 19171912 Washer 13 / 32 x x 14 Gauge Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge 25 127018X 10 131451 Pan , Seat Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 tl 121251X 26 STD551150 Strip , Foam Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 1 / 2 12 121246X Bracket , Switch Mounting 13 121248X Bushing , Snap 14 72050411 Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S inches I inch = 25.4 mm 15 121249X Spacer , Sp _ it 36
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REPAnR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 DECALS 9 18 6 3 7 8 8 7 4 10 \ ' 15 13 12 16 13 14 11 t7 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 108456X 10 133796 Decal , Operating Instruction Decal , Caution 2 131265 Deca ! , Lightbox , Grill 11 4900J Decal , Clutch / Brake 3 124489X 12 109199X Decal , Hood , Craftsman , RH Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic 4 124490X I3 105809X Decal , Hood , Craftsman , LHsman Decal , Chassis , 5 Speed / 38 " 5 132674 Decal , Grill , LT4000 , Craft ' 14 130929 Decat , Mower Drive Schematic 6 133644 Decal , Maintenance , Sears 15 121343X Decal , Dangerng 7 129783 Decal , Side Panel , 12,5 HP / OHV 16 3713J Decal , Rotati Blades 8 108631X Decal , 11 17 133179 Decal , Mower QC System 9 125880X Decal , Fender , Craftsman 18 132267 Decal , Steering Wheel Insert - - 135186 Manual , Owner's WHEELS & TIRES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap , aValvelve 2 65139 Stem , V 3 124157X Tire , Front 4 59904 Tube , Tire , Front ( OPtional , Service Item Only ) 5 106732X361 Rim Assembly , Front 6 278H Fitting , Grease 7 9040H Bearing , Flange 8 106108X361 Rim Assembly , Rear 9 123969X Tire , Rear 10 7152J Tube , Tire , Rear ( Optional , Service Item Only ) t I 104757X Cover , Axle NOTE : All component dimens { ons given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 254 mm 37
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 ENGINE 27 1 13 25 30 5 F ! 2 10 7 28 29 23 E G B C D A 2 16 _ 19 Q9 38
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 132761 Control , Throttle 2 1772O41O Screw , Hex Head , Thread Cutting 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 Type T 3 132504 Engine , Tecumseh , 12,5 HP , Model Number 143426t22 4 122983X Muffler , Exhaust 5 101326L Deflector , Muffler 6 17030808 Screw , Hex , Spidedock # 8 x 1 / 2 7 101335K Line , Fuel _ _ . Plug , Oil Drain ( Order From Engine Manufacturer ) 9 11150400 Washer , Lock , Jnternal Tooth 1 / 4 10 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 11 STD551131 Washer , Lock 12 123528X Bolt , Hex Head 13 2949R Gasket , Muffler 14 13280324 Nipple , Pipe 3 / 8 NPT x 3 15 13200300 Elbow , Standard 90 ° 3 / 8 - 18 NPT 16 11050600 Washer , Lock , External Tooth 3 / 8 17 17490620 Screw , Hex Head , Thd . Roll . 3 / 8 - 16 x lq / 4 Type TT 18 105736X Shield , Heat 19 105839X Receptacle , 1 / 4 Turn 20 105838X Retainer , 1 / 4 Turn Washer 2t STD551025 22 123650X Stud , 1 / 4 Turn 23 128953 Shield , Heat 24 STD601005 Screw 25 124027X Shield , Heat , Hood 26 17490412 Screw , Hex Washer Head , Thd , Roll _ 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 27 105037X Strip , Foam 28 t24028X Bushing , Snap , Fuel Line 29 121851X Spark Arrestor Kit 30 127057X Strap , Hood 31 109202X Tank , Fuel 32 123549X Cap , Fuel Tank 33 123487X Clamp , Hose NOTE : All component dimensions given in UoS inches 1 inch = 25 4 mm 39
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - = MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 38 " MOWER DECK 52 45 45 46 75 76 44 , , \ 53 55 74 56 23 27 2 _ j221 3 3 15 . - - - - 7 14 ¸ 40
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 38 " MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION STD541437 1 129365 Mower Assembly , 38 " 45 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 2 STD541431 131290 Belt Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 46 3 STD533107 133502 Spacer , Retainer Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 _ t8 x 3 / 4 4748 133503 4 7631J Runner , LH Stiffener , idler Arm 120183X 5 t10485X4 Ball Bearing , Mandrel 49 Bearing , bNylonly , 6 12877 122507X Shaft Assem Lift Housing Assembly , Vented Mandrel 50 7 129895 105767X Pin , Groove Ball Bearing 51 125631X 8 133172 Shaft and Bearing Assembly 52 Grip , Handle 122365X ( lnchJdes Key Number 7 ) 53 Button , Plunger 122364X 9 127842 Blade , Mower , High Performance 54 Plunger , Lever 10 129962 122512X Washer , Hardened 55 Spring 11 STD551137 122514X Washer , Lock , Heavy Helical Spring 56 Rod , Lever STD581062 3 / 8 57 E - Ring 19211416 12 850857 Bolt , Blade 3 / 8 - 24 x t - 1 / 4 Grade 8 58 Washer 21 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 13 128961 131288 Rod , Brake , RH Stripper , Mower 5960 14 t06736X 131289 Shield , Deflector Rod , Brake , LH 15 106735X STD560907 Pin , Cotter 3 / 32 x 3 / 4 Rod , Hinge 61 16 105896X 133551 Rod , Pivot Bracket , Deflector , Mower 62 17 110452X 133504 Nut , Push 63 Rod , Clutch , Secondary 18 106734X STD533717 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Spring , Deflector 6465 19 19111016 133550 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Gauge Rod , Clutch , Primary 20 105304X 73350600 Nut , Hex , Jam 3 / 8 - 16 Cap , Sleeve 6667 21 128772 Runner , RH 133205 Trunnion 3 / 8 - 16 22 19111216 STD624003 Washer t 1 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Gauge 68 Retainer , Spring 127498 23 78158 Bolt , Mandrel 69 Bushing 24 STD624008 128759 Retainer , Spring 70 Spring 25 74600636 133573 Bolt , Hex Head 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 71 Primary Clutch Arm 26 19131612 106932X Knob Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 12 Gauge 72 27 127218 121748X Link , Front 73 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 28 73350800 12000029 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 2 - 13 74 Ring , Klip 29 130171 Trunnion 75 128903 Bolt , Shoulder 30 73800800 127845 Nut , Crownlock 1 / 2 - 13 76 Keeper , Spring 31 135388 127847 Lift , Link , RH 77 Secondary Clutch Arm 32 135563 131870 Pin , Spring 5 / 16 - 3 / 4 78 Spring , Return 33 130832 130840 Suspension Arm , Rear 79 Brake Assembly 34 134619 Link , Lift , LH 80 17490512 Screw , Hex Head , Thd . Roll . 38 133840 5 / 16 - 18x3 / 4 Idler Arm Assembly 39 129963 131455 Washer , Spacer - - Mower Deck , Completencludes 40 129206 130794 Pulley , Mandrel , Single - - Mandrel Assembly ( i Key 41 73050900 Nut , Flangelock 9 / 16 Numbers 5 - 8 , 10 - 12 , 39 and 41 ) 42 51314942X Pulley , Idler , Flat 43 1220 Spacer , Retainer 1 - 3 / 4 NOTE ; All component dimensions given in UoS . inches 44 19131612 1 inch = 25.4 mm Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 12 Gauge 41
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 21 - < , - 0 27 - I so 3o 4 = / 69 11 / 57 74 48 37 42
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REPAmR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 4360.06 REF PART REF PART NO . NO , DESCRIPI " ION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772108 Cover , Transax / e 41 790047 Lever , Brake 2 780086 Bearing , Needle 42 792073 Screw , Flanged Hex Head , Thread 3 770102 Case , Transaxle Forming 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - ! / 4 4 776260 Shaft , Counter 43 792075 Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 5 776219 Shaft and Pinion Assembly , Output 44 790025 Holder , Brake Pad 6 778139 Gear , Output 45 776315A Shaft , Brake , 4 - Keyed 7 778136 Gear , Spur , 15 Teeth 46 776135 Shaft , Input / 8 792136 Key 47 774690 Axle 11 - I5 16 9 784352 Collar , Shifter 48 774691 Axle 16 - 1 / 2 10 784355 Rod and Fork Assembly , Shift 49 27781914A Gear Spur , 37 Teeth 11 778229 Gear , Bevel , 42 Teeth 50 7781 Gear Spur , 30 Teeth 12 778113A Bevel Pinion , Input 51 778t23A Gear Spur , 25 Teeth 13 778221 Gear , Bevel 52 778122A9 Gear Spur , 22 Teethth 14 778068 Gear , Bevel Pinion 53 77820 Gear Spur , 19 Tee 15 778260 Gear , Ring 54 778230 Gear Spur , t2 Teeth 17 786t39 Pin , Drive 55 778126A Gear Spur , 20 Teeth 18 786102 Spacer , Neutral 56 778127A Gear Spur , 25 Teeth 20 792077 Bali , Steel , 5 / 16 diameter 57 778128A Gear Spur , 28 Teeth 21 792078 Screw , Set 3 / 8 - 16 x3 / 8 58 778 ! 63 Gear , Spur , 31 Teeth 22 792079 Spring 60 786081 Chain , Roller 23 788061 Ring , Felt ( Number 41 Chain , 24 Links ) 25 792073 Screw , Flanged Hex Head , Thread 61 786082 Sprocket , 9 Teeth Forming 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.1 / 4 62 786123 Sprocket , 18 Teeth 26 792125 Ring , Retainer 64 792074 Plug , Hex Head , Threaded 9 / 16 - 18 ( 4 Required Package Of 2 ) 65 780139 Washer , Thrust 27 792035 Ring , Retainer 66 786067 Spacer 28 788040 Ring , Retainer 67 792085 Screw , Flanged Hex Head , Thread 29 780072 Washer , Thrust Forming 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 - t / 4 30 780108 Washer , Thrust 68 786086 Bracket , Brake Lever 31 780001 Washer 69 780051 Washer , Thrust 32 792001 " O " Ring 70 786118 Spacer 33 788051 Seal , Square Cut 71 788069 Seal , Square Cut 34 780105A Bushing , Flanged 72 786116 Disk 35 7801I8A Bushing , Flanged 74 786071 Spacer 36 790003 Disk , Brake 75 786072 Spacer 37 790007 Plate , Brake Pad 76 780090 Washer , Thrust 38 790006 Pad , Brake 77 788075 Ring , Retaining 39 786026 Pin , Dowel 40 792076 Washer , FJat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 40A 792128 Washer , Flat 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 TECUMSEH ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 143.426122 243 19 2 210211 151 44
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REPAIR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 TECUMSEH ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 143.426122 REF PART REF PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 35323A Cylinder Assembly ( Includes 69 35317 * Gasket , Mounting Flange Reference Numbers 2 and 20 ) 70 35711A Flange , Mounting ( includes75 2 27652 Pin , Dowel Reference Numbers 72 , and 80 ) 14 28277 Washer , Flat 72 31927 Plug , Oil Drain 15 35324 Rod , Governor 75 35319 Seal , Oil 16 35520 Lever , Governor 80 35712 Shaft , Governor 17 29916 Clamp , Throttle Lever 81 35479 Washer , Flat t8 650548 Screw , Hex Washer Head 82 2353212 Gear Assembly , Governor # 8 - 32 x 5 / 16 83 353 Spool , Governor 19 35945 Spring , Control 84 29193 Ring , Retaining 20 35319 Seal , Oil 86 650833 Screw , Hex Washer Head , 25 35326 Powerlok 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / t6 Baffle , Blower Housing 26 650561 Screw , Hex Washer Head , Durlok , 88 31707A9 Spacer , Governor Gear 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 89 3258 Key , Flywheel 30 35336A Crankshaft Assembly , 90 611177 Flywheelankshaft Counterbalance 91 35935 Fan , Cr 31 35327 Gear , Counterbatance 92 650880 Washer , Lock 35 29826 Screw , Hex Washer Head 93 650881 Nut , Flywheel # I0 - 32 x 3 / 4 I00 35135 Solid State Assembly 36 29918 Washer , Lock , External Tooth 10t 610118 Cover , Spark Plug 37 29216 Nut and Lock Washer , Keps , 102 65087214 Stud , Solid State Assembly # t0 - 32 103 6508 Screw , Sems , Torx T - 15 , Hex 38 29642 Washer Head # 10 - 24 x 1 Ring , Retaining 39 30322 Nut and Lock Washer # 8 - 32 110 36225 Wire Assembly , Ground 40 35776 Piston , Pin and Ring Assembly , 119 35854 Gasket , Cylinder Head Standard Size { Includes Reference 120 35307 Head Assembly , Cyfinder Numbers 41,42 and 43 ) 121 730218 Valve Guide Kit ( Includes 2 of 35777 Piston , Pin and Ring Assembly , Reference Number 122 ) . 010 " Oversize ( Includes Reference 122 792035 Ring , Retaining Numbers 41,42 and 43 ) 123 35288 Brace , Intake Pipe 35778 Piston , Pin and Ring Assembly , I24 650738 Screw , Hex Washer Spinlock Head , . 020 " Oversize ( Includes Reference Thread Forming 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8ize Numbers 41 , 42 and 43 ) 125 35308 Valve , Exhaust , Standard S 41 35773 Piston and Pin Assembly , Standard 35433 Valve , Exhaust , 1 / 32 " Oversize Size ( Includes Ref . Number 49 ) 126 35309 Valve , Intake , Standard Size 35774 Piston and Pin Assembly , o010 " 35432 Valve , Intake , t / 32 " Oversize Oversize ( includes Ref . Number 49 ) 127 650691 Washer , Flat 35775 Piston and Pin Assembly , . 020 " 128 650690 Washer , BeHeville Oversize ( includes Ref , Number 49 ) 129 650746 Screw , Hex Head 5 / 16 - ! 8 x 3 / 8 42 35779 Ring Set , Piston , Standard Size 130 650692 Screw , Hex Head 5 / 16 - t8 x 1 - 3 / 4 35780 Ring Set , Piston . 010 " Oversize 135 34046 ScPharkPlug , Resistor Type 35781 Ring Set , Piston . 020 " Oversize ampion RL - 86C Or Equivalent ) 43 35772 Ring , Piston Pin Retaining 141 33481 * * * " O " Ring 45 35330A Rod Assembly , Connecting t42 35475 Tube , Push Rod ( Includes Ref . Numbers 46 and 47 ) 143 35310 Housing , Rocker Arm 46 650908 Bott , Connecting Rod 144 33484 * * " O " Ringr , 47 650882 Bolt , Connecting Rod t45 650168 Washe Flat 48 35313 Lifter , Valve 50 35939 Camshaft Assembly , Mechanical * indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set , Reference Number 400 Compression Release 5I 35315 Weight Assembly , Counterbalance 52 31356 Pump AssembLy , Oil * * Indicates Parts Included in " O " Ring Kit , 60 35316 Reference Number 401 Extension , Btower Housing 64 30063 Screw , Seres , Torx T - 30 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 * * * Indicates Parts Included in both Gasket Set and 65 650128 Screw , Sems , Hex Head " O " Ring Kit , Reference Numbers 400 and 40 ! # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 66 30063 Screw , Sems , Torx T - 30 NOTE : All component dimensions given in UoS inches 1 / 4 - 20 x I / 2 1 inch = 254 mm 45
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REPAHR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,254750 46
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REPAaR PARTS 12.5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 TECUMSEH ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 143.426122 REF PART REF PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION NOo NO , DESCRIPTION 146 32610A Cover , Air Cleaner Screw , Flanged Hex Head 250 83540586 1 / 4 - 20 x 29 / 32 25 ! 650 Nut , Wing t / 4 - a20sher 147 33509 Screw , Hex W Head , Self - * ' * * " O " Ring , intake 252 650887 148 34410 * * * " O " Ring , Exhaust Drilling , Self - Tapping 1 / 4 _ 20 x 1 149 33510 Cap , Valve Spring 260 35793 Housing , Blower 150 33507 Screw , Seres , Torx T - 30 , Hex Spring , Valve 261 30063 151 33508 Washer Head 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Cap , Valve Spring Keeper 152 35295 Screw , Seres , Hex Head * * * " O " Ring 262 29747B 153 35296 Guide , Push Rod 5 / 16 - 24 x 21 / 32 154 650878 Stud , RockerArm 254 650273 Screw , Seres , Hex Head 155 35297 Arm , Rocker 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 156 35298 Bearing , Rocker Arm 265 35290 Cover , Cyfinder Head 157 28264 Screen , Debris * * * Nut Assembly 286 35792 ( includes Reference Number 162 ) 287 650936 Screw , Hex Washer Head , 158 35466 Rod , Push Shoulder # 10 - 32 x 13 / 32 159 352998 * * * " O " Ring Assembly 290 30705 Une , Fuel ( Includes Reference Number 161 ) 292 26460 Clamp , Fuel Line 160 35300 Cover , Rocker Arm Housing 292A 35864 Clamp , Fuel Filter to Fuel Linece t61 650879 Screw , Torx T - 20 , Truss Head , 296 34279B Fitter , Fuel ( includes Referen Thread Cutting , with Sealing Lock Numbers 292 and 292A ) Washer # 8 - 32 x 1 / 2 305 35574 Tube , OilFill 162 650903 * * * Nut , Hex , Jam 307 35499 " 0 " Ring 169 27896A * Gasket , Valve Cover 308 33997 Clip , OilFilTlube 170 28423 Body , Breather 308A 35437 Clip , OilFilTlube 171 28424 Element , Breather 310 35576 DipstickO , il 172 28425 Cover , Valve Spring Box 314 650873 Screw , Seres , Hex Head 173 35350 Tube , Breather 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 ! 74 650128 Screw , Seres , Hex Head 316 644 _ Coil Assembly , Alternator , 5 Amp # t0 - 24 x 1 / 2 _ 111 ! ( . _ D . C . _ _ r _ e _ Narfib _ s 180 35301 Extension , Blower HoUsing _ 322 - ead _ 23 ) t81 650128 Screw , Sems , Hex Head 319 650735 Screw , Seres , Hex Head # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 # 10 - 24 x 3 / 8 182 650517 Screw , Sems , Hex Head 320 61117517 Regulator Assembly 1 / 4 - 20x13 / 16 322 6111 Connector Body 184 33263 Terminal , Pin Gasket , Carburetor to Intake Pipe 323 6 ! tl 18 185 35856 Screw , Sems , Hex Washer Head Pipe , Intake 361 30063 186 35522 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Link , Governor 186A 35957 Link , Choke 363 34148 Spring , tCoilruction 200 35956 Bracket Assembly , Control 370 34346 Decal , Ins ( Includes Reference Numbers 19 , 380 632490 Carburetor 203 and 204 ) ( Includes Reference Number 184 ) 203 33802 Spring , Compression 395 35763A Starter Motor , 12 Volt 204 650777 Gasket Set Screw , Fi _ lister Head # 6 - 32 x 21 / 32 400 35331B 209A 650902 Screw , Sems , Hex Washer Head 0ncfudes All Items Marked * ) # 10 _ 32 x 7 / 16 401 35332 " O " Ring Kit 210 27793 Clip , Conduit ( Includes All Items Marked * * ) 211 28942 Screw , Sems , Hex Washer Head # 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 RPM Settings : High Speed : 3200 _ 3400 223 792028 Screw , Sems , Hex Head Low Speed : 1950 - 2250 5 / 16 - 18 x 7 / 8 224 33515A * Gasket , Intake Pipe * Indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set , 234 650825 Reference Number 400 Nut and Lock Washer , Sealing 1 / 4 - 20 237 35286 Adapter , Air Cleaner * * Indicates Parts Included in " O " Ring Kit , 239 33629 Reference Number 401 * Gasket , Air Cleaner Elbow 240 35402B Body Assembly , Air Cleaner * * * Indicates Parts Included in both Gasket Set and ( Includes Reference Number 239 ) 243 650875 Screw , Sems , Fillister Head " O " Ring Kit , Reference Numbers 400 and 401 # 10 - 32 x 5 - 1 / 4 245 35403 Element , Air Cleaner NOTE : All component dimensions given in US . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn 0ncludes Reference Number 251 ) 246 35404 Filter , Poly Pre - Cteaner 47
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REPAUR PARTS ! 2,5 HP 38 " TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.254750 TECUMSEH ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 143.426122 REF PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION 1 632512 Throttle Shaft and Lever Assembly 2 632244 Throttle Return SpringThrottle Dust Seal Washer , 4 631184 5 631971 Dust Seal , Throttle Throttle Shutter 6 632517 Throttle and Choke Shutter Screw 7 650506 10 632472 Choke Shaft and Lever Assembly 11 632473 Choke Return Spring Dust Seat Washer , Choke 12 631184 13 631183 Dust Seal , Choke Choke Shutter 14 632429A 16 632527 Fuel Fitting 17 650417 Idle Speed Screw 18 630766 Tension SpringScrew * Idle Mixture 20 632281 21 630766 Idle Tension Spring 22 630739 Washer , Idle Screw 2O 23 630740 * " O " Ring , Idle Screw Float Bowl 25 631867 * Shaft , Float 27 631024 Float 28 632019 29 631028 * " O " Ring , Float Bowl to Body 30 631021 * tnlet Needle , Seat and Clip ( Includes Reference Number 31 ) 31 631022 Spring Clip 40 632239 * Main Adjustment Screw Assembly 1 ( Includes Ref . Numbers 4I thru 44 ) * " O " Ring , High Speed Mixture Screw - _ . . _ _ 41 6307409 42 63073 Washer , High Speed Mixture Screw 43 630738 Tension Spring , High Speed Mixture Screw * Bow ! Nut Washer 44 27110 47 630748 * Welch Plug , Idle Mixture Welt 48 631027 * Welch Plug , Atmospheric Vent 60 632347 Repair Kit ( includes Parts Marked * ) REF PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 18 - 35763A Starting Motor , Complete 1 33451 Cover , Dust 2 33842 Ring , Retainer 3 33430 Retainer , Spring 4 33854 Spring , Anti - Drift 5 33432 Gear 10 6 35893 Nut and Retainer ( Includes Reference Number 2 ) 7 33450 Locknut 8 35894 Cap Assembly , Drive End 9 35895 Armature 14 10 35900 Housing Assembly 12 35896 Brush and Spring Kit 14 35897 Washer , Thrust 15 35898 Bolt # 10 _ 32 x 4 - 11 / 64 16 35899 Cap and Brush Card Assembly , Commutator End ( Includes Ref . Numbers 12 , 14 , 17 and 18 ) 17 650168 Washer , Flat 18 650864 Nut , Hex 19 590500 Washer , Thrust 4 NOTE : All component dimensions given in US , inches 3 48 1 inch = 254 mm
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® 12.5 HP OHV OWNER'S ELECTRIC START MANUAL 38 " MOWE DECK 5 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTO MODEL NO = Each tractor has its own model number Each engine has its own model 917.254750 number The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seat The modet number for your engine will be found on the blower housing . All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears , Roebuck and Co , Service Centers and most Retail Stores WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOW - HOW TO ORDER ING INFORMATION : REPAIR PARTS • PRODUCT - LAWN TRACTOR • MODEL NUMBER - 917.254750 • ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 143,426122 • PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians . . , profes - sional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you , we service what we sell i iiill ii Ill Illl , ll , ll I I , , , Irll I I I , , , I , , 111 , , I , II , , I , l , , I , I , IIIl , , ll Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Chicago , IL 60684 U . S . A . i retail , PRINTED IN USA .
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024948 Bagger
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0135186 Manual
0131529 Mower deck
0131455 Mower deck, complete
0130794 Mandrel
1123899X Battery, 12 volt
10109081X Solenoid
11STD551125 Washer, lock
1273350400 Nut
1374780408 Bolt
14STD551225 Washer
15STD541425 Nut
16131563 Cover
17109553X Interlock switch
18STD601005 Screw
19104445X Switch
2STD365402 Switch
20STD601005 Screw
21121305X Seat switch
22121264X Cap, battery
2374760412 Bolt
24STD551025 Washer
25STD551125 Washer
26STD541025 Nut
27109310X Molded key
28108824X Fuse, 30 amp
29105687X Tube, battery drain
3124211X Nut ignition
30123620X Cover, key switch
31110712X Switch
32127441X Harness, light socket
337662J Bulb, light
34108236X Bracket
35STD601005 Screw
36130890 Bracket
37STD601005 Screw
4133433 Harness
54207J Cable
6132202 Cable, battery
7108423X Cable
8129965 Battery box
9109596X Hose clamp
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0130794 Mandrel
1135034 Chassis
105479J Plug
11122795X Panel, pnt dash, lh
12121794X Cover
13124031X Panel, dash, rh
1417490608 Screw
1574180512 Screw
16STD541431 Nut, hex, keps 5/16-18 unc
17131445X417 Hood assembly
18126938X Bumper, hood
19STD512505 Bolt, hex, fin. 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
2127866 Drawbar
20STD551125 Washer, lock heavy helical spring 1/4
21122933X Rivet
22124479X Washer, nylon .28 x .75 x .19
234921H Spring retainer
24STD523707 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
2519131312 Washer
26STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
2717490608 Screw
28123915X Grill
29124029X Lens, headlight bar, clear
317490612 Screw, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
30109872X417 Fender
31109873X Bracket, fender
3217490612 Screw, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
33105476X417 Footrest, perforated, lh
34105475X417 Footrest, perforated, rh
35STD533707 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
36STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
38134618 Pivot
39134617 Pivot
4STD523707 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
4072140606 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
5STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
6124466X011 Saddle
717490608 Screw
82751R Clip
9123042X012 Dash
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0130794 Mandrel
1127050X Transaxle, peerless, 5 speed, model number 143....
10STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 1
11105701X Washer
1219091210 Washer
1371040412 Bolt, hex, fin. 1/4-28 unf x 3/4 grade 8
14STD551125 Washer, lock, heavy helical spring 1/4
1574760540 Bolt, hex, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2
16STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18
17121520X Torque strap
18STD523707 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
19STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
2110422X Spring, brake return, transaxle
2017490512 Screw, thd. roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4 type t
21106933X Knob
22131867 Rod, brake
23STD541437 Locknut, hex with washer insert 3/8-16 unc
24STD541237 Nut, hex, jam 3/8-16 unc
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 gauge
27STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
28128904 Rod brake
29124236X Cap, parking brake
3123666X Pulley
30109167X Bracket, transmission
31127275X Keeper
32STD523707 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
33STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
34122424X Shaft assembly, foot pedal
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 gauge
37STD571810 Pin, roll 3/16 x 1
38123674X Pulley
39STD523727 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4
412000028 Ring, retainer
404470J Spacer
41109070X Belt keeper
4219131312 Washer
43STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
44105706X Bearing
45110812X Washer
4612000039 Ring
47127783 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48123789X Bellcrank assembly
49123205X Retainer
5121520X Torque strap
50STD523715 Bolt, hex head 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/2
51STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 gauge
53105710X Link
54STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
55105709X Spring
56STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
57125907X Belt
58127274X Keeper
59104777X Retainer, belt, chassis, lh
617490512 Screw, thd. roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4 type t
6019131312 Washer
6117490612 Screw, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
628883R Pedal cover
63134825 Pulley, engine
6471170764 Bolt, hex 7/16-20 x 4 grade 8
65STD551143 Washer, lock, heavy helical spring 7/16
66129921 Keeper
67STD523710 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 1
6819131312 Washer
69STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
7106919X Plate, shift rod, transaxle
70134683 Keeper
71STD523710 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 1
7219132012 Washer
73STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
74109501X Spacer, split
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
79STD551031 Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 gauge
8133428 Rod
802228M Key, woodruff #9
919151216 Washer
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0130794 Mandrel
1133741 Steering wheel
10130468 Drag link
11STD551137 Washer, lock heavy helical spring 3/8
1273610600 Nut, hex, fin. 3/8-24 unf
13110438X Spacer, bearing, front axle
1474011056 Bolt
1573601000 Locknut, hex, jam, with washer insert 5/8-11 unc
16132624 Pin, axle 5/8 x 1.55/1.54 large
17132614 Shaft assembly, steering
1857079 Washer
19124035X Support, shaft
2131450 Axle assembly, front
20126684X Washer, shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
21STD551125 Washer, lock, heavy helical spring 1/4
2271070410 Screw, hex socket head 1/4-20 x 5/8
23127501 Shaft assembly, pittman
24109816X Nyliner
25124036X Bracket
2612000029 Ring
27124034X Gear, sector
286266H Thrust washer
2917490612 Screw, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 type tt
3135227 Spindle assembly, lh
30STD551137 Washer, lock heavy helical spring 3/8
3173610600 Nut, hex, fin. 3/8-24 unf
32130465 Rod, tie
33126847X Bushing
3419131416 Washer
35STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
36132196 Bushing, steering
37STD611005 Screw #10-16 x 1/2 type b
38133742 Insert cap
3919133808 Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 gauge
4135228 Spindle assembly, rh
40STD541537 Nut, center lock 3/8-24 unf
41104820X Adapter
42124417X Boot shaft
43121749X Washer
44121748X Washer
4512000029 Ring
46121232X Cap
56266H Thrust washer
6121748X Washer
719272016 Washer
812000029 Ring
93366R Bearing
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0130794 Mandrel
1127436 Seat
10131451 Pan, seat
11121251X Strip, foam
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050411 Bolt, carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
15121249X Split spacer
16121250X Spring
17123976X Locknut, flange 1/4 grade 5
18STD511005 Screw, slotted pan head #10-32 x 1/2
1973951000 Nut
2126656X Bracket, pivot, seat
204171R Clip
21105529X Bolt, shoulder 5/16-18 unc
22STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18
2374780814 Bolt, hex, fin. 1/2-13 x 7/8 grade 5
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
26STD551150 Washer, lock, heavy helical spring 1/2
3STD523707 Bolt, hex, fin. 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
419131210 Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 gauge
52751R Clip
6STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817490616 Screw, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 1 type tt
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 gauge
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0135186 Manual
0131529 Mower deck
0131455 Mower deck, complete
0130794 Mandrel
1108456X Decal, operating instruction
10133796 Decal, caution
114900J Decal, clutch/brake
12109199X Decal, v-belt drive schematic
13105809X Decal
14130929 Decal, mower drive schematic
15121343X Decal, danger
163713J Decal, rotating blades
17133179 Decal
18132267 Decal, steering wheel insert
2131265 Decal
3124489X Decal, hood, craftsman, rh
4124490X Decal, hood, craftsman, lh
5132674 Decal, grill, lt4000, craftsman
6133644 Decal
7129783 Decal, side panel, 12.5 hp/ohv
8108631X Decal
9125880X Decal, fender, craftsman
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0135186 Manual
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0130794 Mandrel
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X Cover, axle
265139 Valve stem
3124157X Tire, front
459904 Tube
5106732X361 Rim assembly, front
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X361 Rim assembly, rear
9123969X Rear Tire
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0130794 Mandrel
1132761 Control, throttle
1019091416 Washer
11STD551131 Washer, lock
12123528X Screw
132949R Gasket, muffler
1413280324 Nipple pipe
1513200300 Elbow, standard 90 degree 3/8-18 npt
1611050600 Washer, lock, external tooth 3/8
1717490620 Screw, hex head, thd. roll. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 type tt
18105736X Shield, heat
19105839X Receptacle
217720410 Screw, hex head, thread cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8 ty...
20105838X Retainer
21STD551025 Washer
22123650X Stud
23128953 Shield, heat
24STD601005 Screw
25124027X Shield, heat, hood
2617490412 Screw
27105037X Strip, foam
28124028X Bushing, snap, fuel line
29121851X Spark arrestor kit
3132504 Engine, tecumseh, 12.5 hp, model number 143.426122
30127057X Strap, hood
31109202X Fuel tank
32123549X Cap, fuel tank
33123487X Clamp hose
4122983X Muffler, exhaust
5101326L Deflector
617030808 Screw, hex, spiderlock #8 x 1/2
7101335K Line, fuel
8N/P Plug, oil drain (order from engine manufacturer)
911150400 Washer, lock internal tooth 1/4
024948 Bagger
024668 Mulching kit
0135186 Manual
0131529 Mower deck
0131455 Mower deck, complete
0130794 Mandrel
1129365 Mower assembly, 38"
10129962 Washer, hardened
11STD551137 Washer, lock heavy helical spring 3/8
12850857 Bolt blade
13128961 Stripper, mower
14106736X Deflector
15106735X Rod
16105896X Bracket, deflector, mower
17110452X Push nut
18106734X Spring, deflector
1919111016 Washer
2STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18
20105304X Cap
21128772 Runner, r. h.
2219111216 Washer
2378158 Bolt, mandrel
24STD624008 Retainer, spring
2574600636 Bolt
2619131612 Washer
27127218 Front Link
2873350800 Nut, hex, jam 1/2-13
29130171 Trunnion
3STD533107 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
3073800800 Nut, crownlock 1/2-13
31135388 Lift, link, rh
32135563 Pin
33130832 Suspension arm, rear
34134619 Link lift
38133840 As idler arm
39129963 Washer, spacer
47631J Runner, mower left hand
40129206 Pulley, mandrel, single
4173050900 Nut, flangelock 9/16
42131494 Pulley, idler, flat
43122052X Spacer, retainer 1-3/4
4419131612 Washer
45STD541437 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16
46131290 Belt
47133502 Spacer
48133503 Stiffener
49120183X Bearing
5110485X Bearing
50122507X Shaft assembly, lift
51105767X Pin
52125631X Grip
53122365X Button, plunger
54122364X Plunger, lever
55122512X Spring
56122514X Rod, lever
57STD581062 E-ring
5819211416 Washer 21/32 x 7/8 x 16 gauge
59131288 Rod
6128774 Housing
60131289 Rod
61STD560907 Pin, cotter 3/32 x 3/4
62133551 Pivot rod
63133504 Clutch rod
64STD533717 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
65133550 Rod, clutch, primary
6673350600 Nut, hex, jam 3/8-16
67133205 Trunnion 3/8-16
68STD624003 Retainer, spring
69127498 Bushing
7129895 Bearing
70128759 Spring
71133573 Primary clutch arm
72106932X Knob
73121748X Washer
7412000029 Ring
75128903 Bolt
76127845 Keeper, spring
77127847 Arm
78131870 Spring
79130840 Brake
8133172 Shaft and bearing assembly (includes key number 7)
8017490512 Screw, hex head, thd. roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4
9127842 Blade, mower high performance