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Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMAWJ LAWN TRACTOR 21.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.272461 I differently from previously built engines . Before you start the I _ This product has a low emission engine which operates I engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . I CAUTION : For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pro , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , II 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding 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 that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your convenience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Crafts - man product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . • Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date . • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 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 . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 2
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IMPORTANT : This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely Look for this symbol to point out necessary . Always look down and important safety precautions . It means behind before and while backing . CAUTIONHt BECOMEALERT ! H YOUR • Be aware of the mower discharge SAFETY IS INVOLVED . direction and do not point it at anyone . CAUTION : In order to prevent Do not operate the mower without either accidental starting when setting up , the entire grass catcher or the guard in transporting , adjusting or making repairs , place . always disconnect spark plug wire and • Slow down before turning . place wire where it cannot contact spark • Never leave a running machine plug . unattended . Always turn off blades , set parking brake , stop engine , and remove CAUTION : Do not coast down a hill keys before dismounting . in neutral , you may lose control of the • Turn off blades when not mowing . tractor . • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute . CAUTION : Tow only the attachments • Mow only in daylight or good artificial that are recommended by and comply light . with specifications of the manufacturer of • Do not operate the machine while under your tractor . Use common sense when the influence of alcohol or drugs . towing . Operate only at the lowest • Watch for traffic when operating near or possible speed when on a slope . Too crossing roadways . heavy of a load , while on a slope , is • Use extra care when loading or unload - dangerous . Tires can lose traction with ing the machine into a trailer or truck . the ground and cause you to lose control • Data indicates that operators , age 60 of your tractor . years and above , are involved in a large WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of percentage of riding mower - related injuries . These operators should its constituents , and certain vehicle evaluate their ability to operate the riding components contain or emit chemicals mower safely enough to protect them - known to the State of California to cause selves and others from serious injury . cancer and birth defects or other repro - ductive harm . • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris build - up which can touch _ kWARNING : Battery posts , terminals hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do and related accessories contain lead not allow the mower deck to plow leaves and lead compounds , chemicals known or other debris which can cause build - to the State of California to cause cancer up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel and birth defects or other reproductive spillage before operating or storing the harm . Wash hands after handling . machine . Allow machine to cool before storage . I . GENERAL OPERATION • Read , understand , and follow all instructions in the manual and on the II . SLOPE OPERATION machine before starting . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - • Only allow responsible adults , who are control and tipover accidents , which can re - familiar with the instructions , to operate sult in severe injury or death . All slopes the machine . require extra caution . If you cannot back up • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the blade . • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Never carry passengers . 3
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DO : • Never carry children . They may fall off • Mow up and down slopes , notacross . and be seriously injured or interfere • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree with safe machine operation . limbs , etc . • Never allow children to operate the • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven machine . terrain could overturn the machine . Tall • Use extra care when approaching blind grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that may obscure vision . that you will not have to stop or shift IV . SERVICE while on the slope . • Follow the manufacturer's recommenda - • Use extra care in handling gasoline tions for wheel weights or counter - and other fuels . They are flammable weights to improve stability . and vapors are explosive . • Use extra care with grass catchers or - Use only an approved container . other attachments . These can change - Never remove gas cap or add fuel the stability of the machine . with the engine running . Allow • Keep all movement on the slopes slow engine to cool before refueling . Do and gradual . Do not make sudden not smoke . changes in speed or direction . - Never refuel the machine indoors . • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If - Never store the machine or fuel tires lose traction , disengage the blades container inside where there is an and proceed slowly straight down the open flame , such as a water heater . slope . • Never run a machine inside a closed DO NOT " area . • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade and then , turn slowly and gradually attachment bolts , tight and keep downhill , if possible . equipment in good condition . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or • Never tamper with safety devices . embankments . The mower could Check their proper operation regularly . suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel caves in . spillage . Allow machine to cool before • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced storing . traction could cause sliding . • Stop and inspect the equipment if you • Do not try to stabilize the machine by strike an object . Repair , if necessary , putting your foot on the ground . before restarting . • Do not use grass catcher on steep • Never make adjustments or repairs slopes . with the engine running . • Grass catcher components are subject II1 . CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , Tragic accidents can occur if the operator which could expose moving parts or is not alert to the presence of children . allow objects to be thrown . Frequently Children are often attracted to the check components and replace with machine and the mowing activity . Never manufacturer's recommended parts , assume that children will remain where when necessary . you last saw them . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . • Keep children out of the mowing area Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and and under the watchful care of another use extra caution when servicing them . responsible adult . • Check brake operation frequently . • Be alert and turn machine off if children Adjust and service as required . enter the area . • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . 4
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree • Be sure the area is clear of other limbs , etc . people before mowing . Stop machine if • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . anyone enters the area . Uneven terrain could overturn the • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off . machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift lutely necessary . Always look down while on the slope . and behind before and while backing . • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If • Never carry children . They may fall off tires lose traction , disengage the and be seriously injured or interfere blades and proceed slowly straight with safe machine operation . down the slope . • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another • If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , shift into reverse responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children and back down slowly . enter the area . • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . ally downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . 5
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will enable you to assemble Gasoline 3.5 Gallons and maintain your tractor properly . Capacity Unleaded Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . and Type : Regular REPAIR AGREEMENT Oil Type SAE 30 ( Above 32 ° F ) A Repair Agreement is available on this t _ PI - SF - SJ ) : SAE 5W - 30 product . Contact your nearest Sears ( Below 32 ° F ) store for details . Oil Capacity : 4 Pints CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC • Read and observe the safety rules . [ GAP : . 030 " ) • Follow a regular schedule in maintain - Ground Speed Forward : 5.5 ing , caring for and using your tractor . • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.4 nance " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual . Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI Rear : 10 PSI , _ WARNING : This tractor is equipped Charging 3 Amps Battery with an internal combustion engine and System : 5 Amps Headlights should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 covered or grass - covered land unless the Min . CCA : 230 engine's exhaust system is equipped with Case Size : U1R a spark arrester meeting applicable local Blade Bolt 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is Torque : used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase In the state of California the above is of a new tractor . It has been designed , required by law ( Section 4442 of the engineered and manufactured to give California Public Resources Code ) . you the best possible dependability and Other states may have similar laws . performance . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A Should you experience any problem you spark arrester for the muffler is available cannot easily remedy , please contact a through your nearest Sears service Sears or other qualified service center . center ( See REPAIR PARTS section of We have competent , well - trained techni - this manual ) . cians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor . 6
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Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) Hex Bolt ( 1 ) Locknut 112 - 20 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 20 Steering Extension Shaft Boot Steerin _ Wheel Adapter Steering ( _ Washer _ - J 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob ( _ _ ( 1 ) Oil Drain _ For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . Review the video cassette before you begin . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex nut and tighten securely . ASSEMBLY 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center A socket wrench set will make assembly of steering wheel . easier . Standard wrench sizes you need 8 . Remove protective materials from are listed below . tractor hood and grill . ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Utilityknife staples in skid that may puncture tires ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge where tractor is to roll off skid . When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of view , when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering e _ - _ 1 / 2 Hex Nut _ Insert wheel ) . ( Z _ - - - _ Large Flat Washer TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts Steering - - l _ _ g Boot and parts boxes from carton . Wheel 2 . Cut , from top to bottom , along lines on all four corners of carton , and lay panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR Shaft FROM SKID Hex Bolt ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft . Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and Slots install 1 / 4 hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut CHECK BATTERY securely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab NOTE : If this battery is put into service slots in dash and push down to after month and year indicated on label secure . ( label located between terminals ) charge INSTALL STEERING WHEEL battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance they are pointing straight forward . section of this manual for charging 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from instructions ) . steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension . 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide inside boot and onto adapter . 8
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NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor " " _ - " ° . . . . L / abel . " " - - - _ : ; from the skid . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and " , , , , , function of controls ) 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest INSTALL SEAT position . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing Adjust seat before tightening adjustment clutch / brake pedal . knob . 3 . Place freewheel control in " transmis - 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat sion disengaged " position ( See " TO washer securing seat to cardboard TRANSPORT " in the Operation packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor . section of this manual ) . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from 5 . Remove banding holding deflector the cardboard packing . Remove the shield up against tractor . cardboard packing and discard . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See shoulder bolts are positioned over the Operation section for location and large slotted holes in pan . function of controls ) 4 . Push down on seat to engage WARNING : Before starting , read , shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat understand and follow all instructions in towards rear of tractor . the Operation section of this manual . Be 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be assemble adjustment knob and flat sure the area in front of tractor is clear of washer loosely . Do not tighten . other people and objects . 6 . Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 7 . Slide seat until a comfortable position 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel is reached which allows you to press tank with gasoline . clutch / brake pedal all the way down . 3 . Place freewheel control in " transmis - 8 . Get off seat without moving its sion engaged " position . ( See " TO adjusted position . TRANSPORT ' in the Operation 9 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment section of this manual ) . knob securely . 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , Seat depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Seat Pan attachment lift lever to its highest position . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has Shoulder Bolts started , move throttle control to idle position . 8 . Release parking brake . 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever Flat Washer _ forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . Adjustment Knob _ 9
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CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM INSTALL MULCHER PLATE After you learn how to operate your ( If previously removed ) tractor , check to see that the brake is 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in properly adjusted . See ' q'O ADJUST upright position . BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front section of this manual . of mower deck opening and slide into CHECKLIST place , as shown . 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of Before you operate your new tractor , we mower deck . wish to assure that you receive the best 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of performance and satisfaction from this mower deck . quality product . Please review the following checklist : JJ " _ Mulcher , / All assembly instructions have been Shield completed . Deflecto _ _ Plate , / No remaining loose parts in carton . , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . / Seat is adjusted comfortably and Hooks tightened securely . _ _ Latch , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For shipping purposes , the tires were CAUTION : Do not remove deflector overinflated at the factory ) . shield from mower . Raise and hold shield , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled when attaching mulcher plate and allow it side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting to rest on plate while in operation . results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) . TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR • / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure DISCHARGING they are routed properly around pulleys Simply remove mulcher plate and store in and inside all belt keepers . a safe place . Your mower is now ready for , / " Check wiring . See that all connections discharging or installation of optional are still secure and wires are properly grass catcher accessory . clamped . NOTE : It is not necessary to change , / Before driving tractor , be sure free - blades . The mulching blades are wheel control is in " transmission designed for discharging and bagging engaged " position ( see " TO TRANS - also . PORT " in the Operation section of this CHECK TIRE PRESSURE manual ) . The tires on your tractor were overinflated While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following at the factory for shipping purposes . important items : Correct tire pressure is important for best , / Engine oil is at proper level . cutting performance . / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section regular unleaded gasoline . of this manual . , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them CHECK DECK LEVELNESS before you start the engine . For best cutting results , mower housing • / Be sure brake system is in safe should be properly leveled . See ' qO operating condition . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the / It is important to purge the transmission Service and Adjustments section of this before operating your tractor for the first manual . time . Follow proper starting and CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF transmission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE ALL BELTS TRANSMISSION " in the Operation See the figures that are shown for section of this manual ) . replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . Verify that the belts are routed correctly . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . BA37 " ERY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING Ol k ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON ® PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT LOCKED R N H L A37 - ACHMENT REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW PARKING BRAKE CLUTCH ENGAGED A37 " ACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS IGNITION CLUTCH DISENGAGED ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) FREE WHEEL DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( Automatic Models only ) 11
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KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Attachment Light Switch Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Position Ammeter Lift Choke . - _ " - - " - - Lever Control , _ " Plunger Throttle Control Attachment Clutch / Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Knob Freewheel g Brake Lever Control Approx . Motion Control SpeedH 3MP Lever 2MPH 1 MPH Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or discharging ( - ) of battery . adjust the mower cutting height . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and to engage the mower blades , or other stopping the engine . attachments mounted to your tractor . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to attachment lift lever when changing its raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck position . LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the or other attachments mounted to your tractor . headlights on and off . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / declutching and braking the tractor and brake pedal into the brake position . starting the engine . THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the engine speed . speed and direction of tractor . FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting transmission for pushing or slowly towing a cold engine . the tractor with the engine off . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch HOW TO USEYOUR TRACTOR in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator to tractor is standing idle with the engine leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the this possibility , always stop engine when wa down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pu _ l lever parking brake up and CAUTION : Always stop tractor release pressure from clutch / brake completely , as described above , before pedal . Pedal should remain in brake leaving the operator's position . position . Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever Position Always operate engine at full throttle . tChokerol _ • Operating engine at less than full Con Ignition Key throttle reduces the battery charging rate . Throttle • Full throttle offers the best bagging and Parking mower performance . , Brake Clutch / " Engaged " TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Brake Pedal Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine . Do not use to start a warm engine . " Disengaged " Heighttment • To engage choke control , pull knob out . Position Adjus Position Control Knob Lever Slowly push knob in to disengage . STOPPING TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD MOWER BLADES - The direction and speed of movement is • TO stop mower blades , move attach - controlled by the motion control lever . ment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in position . neutral ( N ) position . GROUND DRIVE - 2 . Release parking brake . • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to brake pedal all the way down . desired position . • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) TO ADJUST MOWER cu'n'ING HEIGHT position . The cutting height is controlled by turning IMPORTANT : The motion control lever the height adjustment knob in desired does not return to neutral ( N ) position direction . when the clutch / brake pedal is de - • Turn knob clockwise ( _ ) to raise pressed . cutting height . ENGINE - • Turn knob counterclockwise ( _ ) to • Move throttle control to slow position . lower cutting height . NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to The cutting height range is approximately slow position and allowing engine to idle 1 - 1 / 2 " to 4 " . The heights are measured before stopping may cause engine to from the ground to the blade tip with the " backfire " . engine not running . These heights are • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position approximate and may vary depending and remove key . Always remove key upon soil conditions , height of grass and when leaving tractor to prevent types of grass being mowed . unauthorized use . • Never use choke to stop engine . 13
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TO OPERATE MOWER • The average lawn should be cut to Your tractor is equipped with an operator approximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches presence sensing switch . Any attempt by during hot months . For healthier and the operator to leave the seat with the better looking lawns , mow often and engine running and the attachment clutch after moderate growth . engaged will shut off the engine . • For best cutting performance , grass 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Lower mower with attachment lift over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice . Make the first cut control . 3 . Start mower blades by engaging relatively high ; the second to desired attachment clutch control . height . TO STOP MOWER BLADES - TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS disengage attachment clutch control . Gauge wheels are properly adjusted , _ CAUTION : Do not operate the mower when they are slightly off the ground without either the entire grass catcher , on when mower is at the desired cutting mowers so equipped , or the deflector height in operating position . Gauge shield in place . wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most Attachment Attachemnt terrain conditions . Clutch Uft Lever NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor " Engaged " Highsition on a flat level surface . Position Po 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See = TO ADJUST MOWER CUI - IING Position HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . " Disengaged _ . 2 . With mower in desired height of cut Position Deflector position , gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground . Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and TO OPERATE ON HILLS tighten securely . 3 . Repeat for opposite side , installing 4 _ ICAUTION : Do not drive up or down gauge wheel in same adjustment hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do hole . not drive across any slope . Use the slope guide at the back of this manual . Gaugeel • Choose the slowest speed before Whe starting up or down hills . • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . • If slowing is necessary , move throttle Locknut control lever to slower position . Shoulder • If stopping is absolutely necessary , _ Bolt 3 / 8 Washer _ push clutch / brake pedal quickly to Gauge Wheel brake position and engage parking brake . • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever does not return to neutral ( N ) position when the clutch / brake pedal is de - pressed . • To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting . • Make all turns slowly . 14
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TO TRANSPORT • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( ( See the When pushing or towing your tractor , be oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance sure to disengage transmission by section of this manual ) . placing freewheel control in freewheeling • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - position . Freewheel control is located at nance section in this manual . the rear drawbar of tractor . ADD GASOLINE 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler position with attachment lift control . 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down neck . Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , into the slot and release so it is held in regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane . ( Use of leaded the disengaged position . gasoline will increase carbon and lead • Do not push or tow tractor at more than oxide deposits and reduce valve life ) . two ( 2 ) MPH . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase • To re - engage transmission , reverse fuel in quantities that can be used above procedure . within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or Transmission Engaged fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near an open flame . IMPORTANT : When operating in tem - peratures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . _ II , CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can Transmission Disengaged damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . NOTE : To protect hood from damage To avoid engine problems , the fuel when transporting your tractor on a truck system should be emptied before storage or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , secured to tractor . Use an appropriate start the engine and let it run until the fuel means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh etc . ) . fuel next season . See Storage Instruc - tions for additional information . TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - Never use engine or carburetor cleaner MENTS products in the fuel tank or permanent Tow only the attachments that are damage may occur . recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your TO START ENGINE tractor . Use common sense when towing . When starting the engine for the first time Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will dangerous . Tires can lose traction with the take extra cranking time to move fuel from ground and cause you to lose control of the tank to the engine . your tractor . 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL depress clutch / brake pedal and set The engine in your tractor has been parking brake . shipped , from the factory , already filled 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral with summer weight oil . ( N ) position . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level 4 . Move attachment clutch to disen - ground . gaged position . 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw NOTE : Before starting , read the warm cap tight , wait for a few seconds , and cold starting procedures below . remove and read oil level . If neces - sary , add oil until " FULL " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . 15
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To ensure proper operation and perfor - 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key mance , it is recommended that the clockwise to start position and release transmission be purged before operating key as soon as engine starts . Do not tractor for the first time . This procedure will run starter continuously for more than remove any trapped air inside the trans - fifteen seconds per minute . If the mission which may have developed during engine does not start after several shipping of your tractor . attempts , move throttle control to fast IMPORTANT : Should your transmission position , wait a few minutes and try require removal for service or replacement , again . If engine still does not start , it should be purged after reinstallation move the throttle control back to the before operating the tractor . choke position and retry . 1 . Place tractor safely on level surface WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and with engine off and parking brake set . above ) 2 . Disengage transmission by placing 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle freewheel control in " transmission control to the fast position . disengaged " position ( See " TO • The attachments and ground drive can TRANSPORT " in this section of now be used . If the engine does not manual ) . accept the load , restart the engine and 3 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . allow it to warm up for one minute After the engine is running , move using the choke as described above . throttle control to slow position . With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and position , slowly disengage clutch / below ) brake pedal . 7 . When engine starts , allow engine to 4 . Move motion control lever to full run with the throttle control in the forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) choke position until the engine runs seconds . Move lever to full reverse roughly , then move throttle control to position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . fast position . This may require an Repeat this procedure three ( 3 ) times . engine warm - up period from several NOTE : During this step there will be no seconds to several minutes , depend - movement of drive wheels . The air is being ing on the temperature . removed from hydraulic drive system . AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP 5 . Move motion control lever to neutral Before driving the unit in cold weather , ( N ) position . Shutoff engine and set the transmission should be warmed up as parking brake . follows : 6 . Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in " transmission 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 2 . Place the motion control lever in engaged " position ( See " TO TRANS - neutral . Release the parking brake PORT in this section of manual ) . and let the clutch / brake slowly return 7 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . to operating position . After the engine is running , move 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed . With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) warm up . This can be done during the engine warm up period . position , slowly disengage clutch / • The attachments can also be used brake pedal . during the engine warm - up period after 8 . Slowly move motion control lever the transmission has been warmed up . forward , after the tractor moves NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 approximately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move motion control lever to reverse feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to position . After the tractor moves be adjusted for best engine performance . approximately five ( 5 ) feet return the ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the motion control lever to the neutral ( N ) Service and Adjustments section of this position . Repeat this procedure with manual . ) the motion control lever three ( 3 ) times . PURGE TRANSMISSION Your transmission is now purged and ready for normal operation . CAUTION : N . ever engage or disen - gage rreewneel lever While the engine is running . 16
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MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT : For best performance , • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance . See " TO keep mower housing free of built - up LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the grass and trash . Clean after each use . • The special mulching blade will recut Service and Adjustments section of this manual . the grass clippings many times and • The left hand side of mower should be reduce them in size so that as they fall used for trimming . onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed . Also , the • Drive so that clippings are discharged mulched grass will biodegrade quickly onto the area that has already been cut . Have the cut area to the right of to provide nutrients for the lawn . the tractor . This will result in a more Always mulch with your highest engine even distribution of clippings and more ( blade ) speed as this will provide the uniform cutting . best recutting action of the blades . • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . • When mowing large areas , start by turning to the right so that clippings will Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action . discharge away from shrubs , fences , driveways , etc . After one or two The best time to mow your lawn is the rounds , mow in the opposite direction early afternoon . At this time the grass making left hand turns until finished . has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun . f • For best results , adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one - third of the grass blades . For extremely heavy grass , reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . Max 1 / 3 • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clip - pings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave Certain types of grass and grass undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry conditions may require that an area be before mowing . mulched a second time to completely • Always operate engine at full throttle hide the clippings . When doing a when mowing to assure better mowing second cut , mow across or perpendicu - performance and proper discharge of lar to the first cut path . material . Regulate ground speed by Change your cutting pattern from week selecting a low enough gear to give the to week . Mow north to south one week mower cutting performance as well as then change to east to west the next the quality of cut desired . week . This will help prevent matting • When operating attachments , select a and graining of the lawn . ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used . 17
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REGULAR SERVICE DATES AS YOU COMPLETE I _ " _ " _ SER - _ _ _ " _ - - ViCE W Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems V # R Check for Loose Fasteners ik / t _ ' s If T Lubdcation Chart ll _ c0A SChhaercpkenB / RaettpelrayceLeveMlower Blades _ 3 R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxls Cooling ill l Check V - Belts I _ Check Engine Oit Level I _ V ' Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) V ' 1 , 2 Ik1 # E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) J _ . 2 JJ _ N Clean Air F _ lter _ V ' : G Clean Air Screen Inspect Muffler / Spark An'ester I1 _ E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ z Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ 2 Replsce Spark Plug If V * Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge ll _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenanc _ froe battery . in high ambient temperatures . 5 - Tighten front axle p _ vot bolt to 35 ft . 4bs , maximum , 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusly conditions . 0o not overtighten GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not sp cover items that have been subjected to Zerk , " _ ' - ' Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . _ Front Wheel ) Front Wheel Some adjustments will need to be made Bearing ; Bearing Zerk periodically to properly maintain your Zerk i _ tractor . All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season . • Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and tast longer . ( _ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will oattractf 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life 3 . Check tire pressure . the self - lubricating bearings . If you feel 4 . Check operator presence and they must be lubricated , use only a dry , interlock systems for proper opera - powdered graphite type lubricant tion . sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 18
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TRACTOR IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star Always observe safety rules when on mandrel assembly . performing any maintenance . 4 . Reassemble hex bolt , lock washer BRAKE OPERATION and flat washer in exact order as If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet shown . stopping distance at high speed in 5 . Tighten bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . highest gear , then brake must be ad - torque ) . justed . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is grade 8 heat Service and Adjustments section of this treated . manual ) . Blade Center TIRES Edge Up F • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Mandrel ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Flat Assembly section of this manual ) . • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect Loci control chemicals which can harm _ - f - - - 1 - 1Bexolt ( Grade ) * _ rubber . * A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp by six lines on the bolt head . objects and other hazards that may TO SHARPEN BLADE cause tire damage . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent NOTE : We do not recommend sharpen - flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant ing blade - but if you do , be sure the may be purchased from your local parts blade is balanced . dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry Care should be taken to keep the blade rot and corrosion . balanced . An unbalanced blade will OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine . Be sure operator presence and interlock • The blade can be sharpened with a file systems are working properly . If your tractor does not function as described , or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt repair the problem immediately . to sharpen while on the mower . • To check blade balance , you will need • The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone attachement clutch control is in the balancer . ( When using a cone bal - disengaged position . ancer , follow the instructions supplied with balancer . ) • When the engine is running , any attempt by the operator to leave the NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing blade . The lobes of the center hole may seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine . appear to be centered , but are not . • Slide blade on to an unthreaded • When the engine is running and the portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold attachment clutch is engaged , any the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . attempt by the operator to leave the If blade is balanced , it should remain in seat should shut off the engine . • The attachment clutch should never a horizontal position . If either end of the blade moves downward , sharpen operate unless the operator is in the seat . the heavy end until the blade is balanced . BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BLADE REMOVAL 1 . Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades . Center Hole 2 . Remove hex bolt , lock washer and flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . 19
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V - BELTS BATTERY Check V - belts for deterioration and wear Your tractor has a battery charging system after 100 hours of operation and replace which is sufficient for normal use . How - if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . ever , periodic charging of the battery with Replace belts if they begin to slip from an automotive charger will extend its life . wear . • Keep battery and terminals clean . • Keep battery bolts tight . ENGINE • Keep small vent holes open . LUBRICATION • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . Only use high quality detergent oil rated NOTE : The original equipment battery on with API service classification SF - SJ . your tractor is maintenance free . Do not Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade attempt to open or remove caps or covers . according to your expected operating Adding or checking level of electrolyte is temperature . not necessary . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to " leak " power . c * 30 * 20 . 10 0 10 20 30 40 1 . Remove terminal guard . TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils battery from tractor . ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils dry . will result in increased oil consumption 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable when used above 32 ° F . Check your ends with wire brush until bright . engine oil level more frequently to avoid 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - possible engine damage from running leum jelly . low on oil . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING Change the oil after every 50 hours of BA ] - IERY " in the SERVICE AND operation or at least once a year if the ADJUSTMENTS section of this tractor is not used for 50 hours in one manual ) . year . Check the crankcase oil level before TRANSAXLE COOLING starting the engine and after each eight The transmission fan and cooling fins ( 8 ) hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / should be kept clean to assure proper dipstick securely each time you check the cooling . oil level . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - sion while engine is running or while the TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL transmission is hot . To prevent possible Determine temperature range expected damage to seals , do not use high before oil change . All oil must meet API pressure water or steam to clean service classification SF - SJ . transaxle . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan • Oil will drain more freely when warm . blades are intact and clean . • Catch oil in a suitable container . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful clippings and other materials . To not to allow dirt to enter the engine prevent damage to seals , do not use when changing oil . compressed air or high pressure 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain sprayer to clean cooling fins . valve and install the drain tube onto TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID the fitting . The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle . Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 2O
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TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE Oil Drain Valve 1 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on Closed and flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , Locked l 1 - - 1 \ replace cartridge . 2 . Reinstall precleaner cartridge , cover and secure with knobs . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean Yellow _ : = _ . - * - _ _ ; _ the cartridge . They may cause deteriora - tion of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Cap - - - " _ , ' _ - ; . - _ Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry Drain Tube cartridge . 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the _ Cadridge pin is in the locked position as shown . Foam 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace Pre - Cleaner _ the cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " CLEAN AIR SCREEN section of this manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Air screen must be kept free of dirt and checking level . For accurate reading , chaff to prevent engine damage from tighten dipstick cap securely onto the overheating . Clean with a wire brush or tube before removing dipstick . Keep compressed air to remove dirt and oil at " FULL " line on dipstick . Tighten stubborn dried gum fibers . cap onto the tube securely when CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS finished . To insure proper cooling , make sure the ENGINE OIL FILTER grass screen , cooling fins , and other external surfaces of the engine are kept Replace the engine oil filter every season clean at all times . or every other oil change if the tractor is Every 100 hours of operation ( more often used more than 100 hours in one year . under extremely dusty , dirty conditions ) , AIR FILTER remove the blower housing and other Your engine will not run properly using a cooling shrouds . Clean the cooling fins dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner and external surfaces as necessary . Make after every 25 hours of operation or every sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . season . Service paper cartridge every NOTE : Operating the engine with a 100 hours of operation or every season , blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged whichever occurs first . cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds Service air cleaner more often under removed will cause engine damage due dusty conditions . to overheating . 1 . Remove knobs and cover . TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER 2 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . 3 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . 4 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace pre - cleaner . 21
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MUFFLER CLEANING Inspectand replace corroded muffler and • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could of all foreign matter . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free create a fire hazard and / or damage . SPARK PLUG ( S ) of all gasoline , oil , etc . • Protect painted surfaces with automo - Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning of tive type wax . each mowing season or after every 100 We do not recommend using a garden hours of operation , whichever occurs first . hose to clean your tractor unless the Spark plug type and gap setting are electrical system , muffler , air filter and shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " carburetor are covered to keep water out . section of this manual . Water in engine can result in a shortened IN - LINE FUEL FILTER engine life . The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbure - tor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline . ClamP _ clamp Fuel Filter 22
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WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key " OFF " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TO REMOVE MOWER the mower deck is to be mounted on the Mower will be easier to remove from the tractor , remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in right side of tractor . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - frame . TO INSTALL MOWER GAGED " position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its lower mower to its lowest position . highest position . 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and lift deflector shield to right side of tractor . clutch spring off pulley bolt . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and collar off and push housing guide out secure with retainer springs . of bracket . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis deck brackets and secure with bracket by removing retainer spring . retainer springs . 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis rear deck brackets by removing bracket and secure with retainer retainer springs . spring . 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into removing retainer springs . bracket , slide collar onto guide and 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspensioner secure with large retainer spring . arms . Slide mower out from und 8 . Install belt onto engine pulley . tractor . Small Retainer Spring Engine Pulley Clutch Spring _ Retainer Spring Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Collar Housing Deflector Guide Shield aLargeiner Ret Bracket Spring 23
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• If links are not equal in length , adjust TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING one link to same length as other link . Adjust the mower while tractor is parked • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on level ground or driveway . Make sure on both front links an equal number of tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - turns . UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , you will not properly at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " adjust your mower . against trunnion on both front links . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on both front links . • Raise mower to its highest position . • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . measure height from bottom edge of • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower mower to ground . Distance " A " on both sides of mower should be the at front than rear , tighten nut " F " same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . against trunnion on both front links . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . • If adjustment is necessary , make % adjustment on one side of mower only . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck measurements after adjust - ing . Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom edge of Bottom edge ofo mower to mower t ground _ ground on Arm Nut " _ Nut Lift Link Nut _ _ Adjustment Trunnion _ . _ _ FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to Front Links side . If the following front - to - back adjustment is necessary , be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side - to - side . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position . Check adjustment on right side of tractor . Measure distance " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . • Before making any necessary adjust - ments , check that both front links are equal in length . 24
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE With Parking Brake " Engaged " BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . Jam Nut BELT REMOVAL - Nut " A " 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of manual ) . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys . 3 . Pull belt away from mower . Arm BELT INSTALLATION - 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves Do Not touch this nut . If further brake and inside all belt guides . adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " other qualified service center . in this section of this manual ) . TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Mandrel Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . BELT REMOVAL - 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of manual ) . NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers . Pulley 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler . 3 . Remove belt downward from around TO ADJUST BRAKE engine pulley . Your tractor is equipped with an adjust - 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . able brake system which is mounted on Carefully remove belt upwards from the side of the transaxle . transmission input pulley and over If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet cooling fan blades . stopping distance at high speed in 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper highest gear on a level dry concrete or and pull belt away from tractor . paved surface , then brake must be BELT INSTALLATION - adjusted . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal and 1 . Carefully work new belt down around engage parking brake . transmission cooling fan and onto the 2 . Measure distance between brake input pulley . operating arm and nut = A " on brake 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . rod . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen around the top groove of engine jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance pulley . becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and against nut " A " . clutching idler . 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves distance as stated above . Readjust if and inside all belt guides and keep - necessary . If stopping distance is still ers . greater than six ( 6 ) feet in highest 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL gear , further maintenance is neces - MOWER " in this section of manual ) . sary . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 25
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Neutral Motion Control Lever Lock Gate Eng Clutching • " _ Adjustment Bolt Stationary Idler TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACE - MENT Should your transmission require Center S removal for service or replacement , it Keeper should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in the Operation Transmission section of this manual . Input Pulley TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - MENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . " 13ghtensecurely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL The front wheel toe - in and camber are LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT not adjustable on your tractor . If damage The motion control lever has been preset has occurred to affect the front wheel toe - at the factory and adjustment should not in or camber , contact a Sears or other be necessary . qualified service center . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . 2 . Start engine and move motion control 1 . Block up axle securely . lever until tractor does not move 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and forward or backward . washers to allow wheel removal ( rear 3 . Hold motion control lever in that wheels have a square key - Do not position and turn engine off . lose ) . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . place , loosen the adjustment bolt . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves 5 . Move motion control lever to the in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square neutral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . key . 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining NOTE : If additional clearance is needed ring securely in axle groove . to get to adjustment bolt , move mower 5 . Replace axle cover . deck height to the lowest position . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent After above adjustment is made , if the flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . position , follow these steps : Washers 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to Retaining _ , _ k . ' _ 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to Axle creep . 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 4 . Start engine and test . 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satisfied . Square Key - - - - - - _ - _ ° ( Rear Wheel Only ) 26
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 4 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . BATTERY 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries generate 6 . First connect RED battery cable to explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame and positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex smoking materials away from batteries . bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten Always wear eye protection when around securely . batteries . 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to Ifyour battery is too weak to start the engine , it negative ( - ) battery terminal with should be recharged . ( See " BAI - I - ERY " in the remaining hex bolt and keps nut . MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . Tighten securely 8 . Close terminal access doors . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency 9 . Close hood . starting , follow this procedure : Hex Bolt IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped with a Keps Nut 12 volt system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles . Terminal TO A - I - FACH JUMPER CABLES - Door 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each _ ositive Red ) battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short Cable against tractor chassis . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable Terminal to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of Guard ( Black ) fully charged battery . Cable 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB away from fuel tank and battery . 1 . Raise hood . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and backside of the grill . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb then from the fully charged battery . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . TO REPLACE FUSE Weak or Dead Fully Charged Battery Battery Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located REPLACING BATTERY behind the dash . _ IbWARNING : Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 2 . Remove terminal guard . 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . 27
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1 . With engine not running , move choke TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - control ( located on dash panel ) to full SEMBLY choke position . 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Loosen knob and remove cover 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . assembly from air cleaner . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at 3 . Choke should be closed . If it is not , sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of loosen casing clamp screw and move tractor . choke cable until choke is completely 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to closed . Tighten casing clamp screw reconnect the headlight wire connec - securely . tor . 4 . Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems , take your tractor to an authorized service center for Headlight Wire Connector repair and / or adjustment . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust - damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous . If you think the engine - governed high speed needs ENGINE adjusting , contact a Sears or other qualified service center , , which has proper equip - Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the ment and experience to make any emission control devices and systems , which necessary adjustments . are being done at the customers expense , may be performed by any non - road engine Stop repair establishment or individual . Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet . TO ADJUST THRO'R'LE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary . Check adjustment as de - scribed below before loosening cable . If Swivel Clampw adjustment is necessary , proceed as Scre follows : 1 . With engine not running , move throttle control lever to fast position . 2 . Check that swivel is against stop . If it is not , loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop . Tighten cable clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary . Check adjustment as de - scribed below before loosening cable . If adjustment is necessary , proceed as follows : 28
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Also , alcohol blended fuels ( called Immediately prepare your tractor for gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) storage at the end of the season or if the can attract moisture which leads to tractor will not be used for 30 days or more . separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel CAUTION : Never store the tractor system of an engine while in storage . with gasoline in the tank inside a building 1 . Drain the fuel tank . where fumes may reach an open flame or 2 . Start the engine and let it run until the spark . Allow the engine to cool before fuel lines and carburetor are empty . storing in any enclosure . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner TRACTOR products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . Remove mower from tractor for winter • Use fresh fuel next season . storage . When mower is to be stored for NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable a period of time , clean it thoroughly , alternative in minimizing the formation of remove all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store fuel gum deposits during storage . Add in a clean , dry area . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " storage container . Always follow the mix in the Maintenance section of this ratio found on stabilizer container . Run manual ) . engine at least 10 minutes after adding 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach ( See belt replacement instructions in the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank the Service and Adjustments section and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . of this manual ) . ENGINEOIL 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Mainte - nance section of this manual . Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws the Maintenance section of this manual ) . are securely fastened . Inspect moving CYLINDER ( S ) parts for damage , breakage and wear . Replace if necessary . 1 , Remove spark plug ( s ) . 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . 3 . Turn ignition key to start position for a BATTERY few seconds to distribute oil . • Fully charge the battery for storage . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . • After a period of time in storage , battery OTHER may require recharging . • To help prevent corrosion and power • Do not store gasoline from one season to another . leakage during long periods of storage , battery cables should be disconnected • Replace your gasoline can if your can and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your " TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMI - gasoline will cause problems . NALS " in the Maintenance section of • If possible , store your tractor indoors this manual ) . and cover it to give protection from dust • After cleaning , leave cables discon - and dirt . nected and place cables where they • Cover your tractor with a suitable cannot come in contact with battery protective cover that does not retain terminals . moisture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot breathe which allows conden - • If battery is removed from tractor for storage , do not store battery directly on sation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . concrete or damp surfaces . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while ENGINE engine and exhaust areas are still warm . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CORRECTION CAUSE PROBLEM 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . Will not start 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " in Operation section . properly . . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . Dirty air filter . 5 . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Drain fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of qualified service center . adjustment . Hard to start 1 . Clean / replace air filter . • Dirty air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . . 8 . Contact a Sears or other Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Enginewill not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery • 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . . 9 . Contact a Sears or other Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Set in " Higher Cut " position / fast . reduce speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " 2 . Adjust throttle control . position . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE CORRECTION PROBLEM 3 . Clean underside of mower Loss of power 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . ( continued ) 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 4 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 6 . Clean and regap or change 6 . Faulty spark plug . spark plug . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 8 . Drain fuel tank and refill 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . with fresh gasoline . 9 . Drain fuel tank and 9 . Water in fuel . carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Connect and tighten spark 10 . Spark plug wire loose . plug wire . 11 . Clean engine air screen / 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . fins . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " adjustment . in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of qualified service center . adjustment . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Check wiring , switches anded Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety connections . If not correct to run when presence control system . contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Level mower deck . 2 . Mower deck not level . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Contact a Sears or other 4 . Bent blade mandrel . qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 _ Clogged mower deck vent open vent holes . from build - up of grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : ; ection in manual unless directed to Sears service center See appropriate CORRECTION _ ROBLEM CAUSE _ lower blades will 2 . Replace mower drive belt . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive belt . lot rotate ( con't ) 3 . Replace idler pulley . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel • 4 . Contact aSears or other qualified service center . Place throttle control in . Poor grass Engine speed too slow • 1 . " FAST " position . _ ischarge . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Allow grass to dry before Wet grass • 3 . mowing . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . . Replace / sharpen blade . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Tighten blade bolt . Clean underside of mower , Buildup of grass , leaves and 7 . trash under mower . housing . Mower drive belt worn • 8 . . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed • 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Replace with blades listed 10 . Improper blades used . in this manual . 11 . Clean around mandrels to 11 • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Switch is " OFF ' . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . - leadlight ( s ) not 1 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Check ] replace light switch . ' , ifso equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connec - tions . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . Check ] clean all connec - Poor cable connections . 2 . ¢ harge 2 . tions . i 3 . Replace regulator . Faulty regulator 13 . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Replace alternator . Faulty alternator . 4 . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Purge transmission . Air trapped in transmission 3 . during shipment or servicing . I I Move throttle control to 1 . - - ngine " backfires " 1 . Engine throttle control not set at " SLOW " " SLOW " position and allow _ hen turning to idle for 30 seconds before . = ngine l position for 30 seconds ' OFF " stopping engine . before stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 SCHEMATIC RED 8LACK RED FUSE STARTER AMMETER BLACK ( OPTIONAL ) , _ , WHITE ' © _ L J I i RED SOLENOID / " J CLUTCH / BRAKE ( PEDALUP ) WHITE IGNITION , _ _ _ _ , ( NoTSEAToccuPIED ) SWITCH SWITCH W . , TE r ; i q _ _ b L , o / ; BLACK e ( OPTIONAL ) 0 " SPARK tl _ e _ CK IGNITION GAP _ [ I _ PLUG ' FUEL _ UNIT j ( 2 PLUGS ON | TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) A CHA _ ING SYSTEM OIA _ PUT 28 VOLTS AC M _ I Q 3600 RPM 3 AMp _ @ 3600 RPM ( CNARQING SYS _ M _ SCONNEC _ ' ED } - FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID RED _ - - _ ' I { IF SO EQUIPPED ) I LB _ nNGSYSTCMOUTPUT IALTERNATOR Ii o _ E sAMP ^ c = _ o RPU DIODE r NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY , BUT HAVE CTHEIRE . OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS BRIGHTNESS OF THE WILL CHANGE WiTH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NON - REMOVABLE WILL DiM . ASTHE ENGINE IS CONNECTIONS SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTSEGHTEST . WILL BECOME THEIR BR IGNITION SWITCH < > REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + AI NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / LIGHT B + A1 A2 + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN E + A1 NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO START B + S + AI NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 ELECTRICAL r / i i i i ij i i I i I I i I I i i 26 \ t I I I I t I ] I I / 16t I i / \ i \ 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 HBatteryex 2 74760412 Bolt Hd 1 / 4 - 20unc X 3 / 4 8 7603J Case Battery 10 145211 Bolt Btr Frt 1 / 4 - 20 x 7.5 11 150109 Hold down Battery Front 12 145769 Nut Push Nylon 1 / 4 Bait Frt 16 176138 Switch Interlock Push - In 21 175688 Harness Asm Light W / 4152J 22 4152J Bulb Light # 11566 24 4799J Cable Battery Ga 11 " red 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 20AMP 27 73510400 Nut , Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 121305X Switch Plunger Nc Gray 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Ign 40 179720 Harness Ignn 41 71110408 Bolt BIk Fi Hex 1 / 4 - 2Ounc X 1 / 2 42 131563 CoverTerminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop ( Hourmeter ) 55 17490508 Screw Thrd Roll 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 NOTE : Allcomponentdimensions give in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm . 35
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TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER 917.272461 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 39 58 166 6O 37 _ 3 / 3 _ 4 208 74 38 l 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 3 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16x3 / 4 5 155272 BumperHood / Dash 9 168337X013 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 174996 Panel Dash Lh 13 175149 Panel Dash Rh 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 174330X612 Hood 18 126938X BumperHood 20 180679 Plate Mtg Batt 23 124028X Bushing Snap32 25 19131312 Washer 13 / X 13 / 16 X 12 Ga 26 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 28 177403 Gdlle 29 174332X599 Lens Grille 30 175692X612 Fender Footrest 31 139976 Bracket Support Fenderx 37 17490508 Screw Thdrol 6 / 16 - 18 1 / 2 TYT 38 175710 Bracket , Asm . Pivot , Mower Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 58 174930 Air Duct 60 S ' 1 " D533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16unc x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash LowerSTLT 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 154966 Bracket Swaybar TChassisLT 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest S 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 155123X428 Cupholder Stlt oBlack # 166 164863 Screw Hwhd Hi + L 13 + 16 x 3 / 4 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 219 17000512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 NOTE : All componentdimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 GROUND DRIVE 120 _ 36 36 35 22 . 84 2 . _ " . _ 71 250 : 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,272461 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . Keeper Belt Engine 1 . . . . . . Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 70 134683 Strap Torque Lh rHydroo HydroGr314 - 0510 71 81691832 Strap Torque Rh Hyd 8 165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 73 1691 Spacerer tO STO561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 74 137057 Wash 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 75 t21749X & Ring 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 16 x Gr 5 76 STD581075 Key , Square5 / 16 STD5414 - 31 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 77 123583X Washer 2 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 19 STiTo41437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 79 121748X Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 21 130564 Knob , Deluxe 1 / 2 - 13 81 165596 SpringTorsion 22 169498 Rod , Brake Hydro 82 _ 165711 Washer 17132x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 83 19171216 LinkTransaxle 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 84 1695940X428 16489 Console , Shift 26 STD551037 Washer 89 Nut Self : rhd Wsh ÷ hd 1 / 4 Zinc 27 STD561210 PinCotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD . 90 124346X Control Bypass Hydro20 " Tires 28 175765 Rod , ParkingBrake 95 17020t RetainerSpring 1 • Zinc / Cad 29 71673 Cap , ParkingBrake £ 6 4497H Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 116 72140608 Nut Lock Fig3 / 8 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 Unc x 3 / 4 120 73900600 Spacer Retair _ r2x2x10Ga . 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 150 175456 Washer 13 / 3 35 120183X Beadng , Nylon 151 19133210 Washer Srrted 5 / 161D x 1.125 36 19211616 Washer 156 166002 Bracket Shift Mount 37 1572H Pin , Roll 158 165589 Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Flat 159 165494 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr 5 39 74760648 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 161 72140406 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 29 Unc 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 162 73680400 BoltHex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 Uric x 1 Gr 5 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 163 74780416 Washer 5 / 8 x . 281 x 19 Ga 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch _ 64 19091010 Bracket Pivot Lever 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 165 165623 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 50 STD523715 Bolt 166 166880 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 1B x . 561 51 STD541437 NutCrownlock 3 / 8 - 16UNC 168 165492 Plate Fastening 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 16 Unc 169 165580 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 " 1D 53 t05710X Link , Clutch 197 169613 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " Hyd 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 198 11695932 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18UNC 56 17060620 Screw 328 - 16x 1 - 1 / 4 199 1696 Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5 / 16 - 18UNC x 15 57 140294 V - Bell 2 ( 30 72140508 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 202 72110614 Nut Hex Flange Lock 61 17120614 Screw . 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 212 145212 Screw 31B - 16x . 75 62 8883R Cover , Pedal 250 17060612 63 175410 Pulley , Engine16 - NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 64 71170764 Bolt Hex 7 / 20 x 4 Gr . 5 inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 65 STD551143 Washer 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 STEERING ASSEMBLY 67 68 67 67 68 J 43 15 29 34 10 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 159944X428 Wheel Steeringst 2 172393 Axle Asm Ca Iron LT 3 169840 SpindleAsm LH 4 169839 SpindleAsm RH 5 6266H Bearing Race Thrust Harden6 6 121748 ; < Washer 25 / 32 X 1 - 5 / 8 X ! Ga 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 175121 Link Drag 11 STD551137 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3 / 8 12 739408 ( X ) Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 UNF 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle 15 145212 Nut Hexflange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Asm Strgx3 / 29 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 4 32 171888 RodTie Wire Form 1975 Mech 33 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 34 10040500 Washer Lock 5116 35 73540500 Crownlock Nut5 / 16 - 24 36 155099 BushingStrg 37 152927 Screw 38 159946 ) ( 428 Insed Cap StrgID 39 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 x 1 - 1 / 20D Ga , 11 40 STD541537 Lock nut 41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 145054X428 Boot Steering Shaft1 / 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 X 1 4 X 16 Ga 44 180640 Extension Steering Shaft LR / LT 46 121232X Cap Spindle FrTop BIk 51 73540400 Crownlock1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 28 UNF x 1 - 1 / 4 Ga . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72140618 Bolt , Rdhd Sq 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 SteeringAsm 82 169835 Bracket Susp Chassis Front . 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 14 88 175118 BoltShoulder 7116 - 20 91 175553 ClipSteering NOTE : Allcomponent dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 ENGINE 13 25 38 14 32 34 31 33 / 39 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 17O546 ControIThrot Paddle 2 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 3 Engine ( See Breakdown ) B & S Model No . 407777 - 0174 - E1 4 149723 Muffler Exhaust 5 159955 Exhaust Asm . Left 6 160589 ExhaustAsm . Right 8 171877 Bolt5 / 16 - 18unc x 3 / 4 w / seres 10 162797 Heat ShieldLt 13 165391 Gasket Muffler 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy 16 STD551237 Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3 / 8 17 17060624 Screw Thdrot3 / 8 - 16x1 - 1 / 2 Tytl 23 169837 ShieldBRN / DBR Guard 25 145996 ControlChoke 26 73920600 Nut Keps3 / 8 - 24 UNF 29 137180 Arrestor Spark 31 157103 Tank Fuel 3.5 STL W / O Sensor 32 161696 Cap FuelGauge 33 123487X C _ amp Hose BIk 34 t 06082X Strip Foam 37 8543R Line Fuel 38 148315 Plug Drain Oil Easy 39 109227X Pad Spacerxwsh 45 17000612 Screw He Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 62 10040500 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5 / 163 72 71070512 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x / 4 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 UNC NOTE : All component dimensions given [ n U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 SEAT ASSEMBLY I I i i 11 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180597 Seat 12 121246X Bracket Mounting Switch 2 180166 Bracket Pivot Fender 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 6 - 16unc X 1 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk l / 4 - 20xt - t / 2 15 134300 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 X 1 X 10 Ga Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 5 145006 Clip Push - wIn / 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Ins , 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc 21 171662 Belt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 16 Unc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Btk Zi Nut Hex Lock W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 X 1.5 22 STD541431 Washer 17 / 32 X 1 - 3 / 16 X 12 Ga , 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 X 1 X 14 Ga , 24 19171912 10 180186 Pan Seat NOTE : All componentdimensions given in U . S . 11 166369 Knob Seat inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 DECALS 8 7 30 3 13 11 10 15 2O 14 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156811 12 172331 Decal Fend STLTOper Decal Mower Srs Hvy Duty 12 Ga 2 164065 Decal Steer . Wheel 13 177355 Decal Hood Side 3 177356 Decal Hood RH 14 160396 Decal V - Belt Schematic 4 138047 Decal Batt Diehard 15 179128 Decal Deck " B " 42 " 5 181569 20 149516 Decal Bat Dan / Psn Decal Engine 6 146046 Decal V Belt Drive Sch 30 181429 Decal Replacement Parts 7 181703 Decal Dash Phi 165800X428 Pad Footrest LH STLT 8 133644 165799X428 Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal Customer Responsibility 9 163204 Decal Craftsman 138311 Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust 10 156439 169210 Decal Fender Danger Eng / Fr Decal By - Pass 11 177357 Decal Hood LH 183216 Manual Owner's ( English ) 183217 Manual Owner's ( Spanish ) WHEELS & TIRES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 591 _ Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 3 1 _ 222X Tire Front 4 59904 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 5 1 _ 7 _ X427 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 6 2781 - 1 Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel nly ) 11 8 1 _ 108X427 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 9 I _ O _ X Tire Rear 10 715 _ Tube Rear ( Service Item Only ) 11 1 _ 757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 LIFTASSEMBLY 7 41 49 37 38 30 40 3 26 4 6 13 19 13 20 20 19 31 _ 32 46
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TRACTOR - - MODELNUMBER 917.272461 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Wire Asm InnerW / Plunge5r 2 159471 Shaft Asm Lift 3 105767X Pin Groove 4 STD581062 ERingher 5 19211621 Was 29 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing Nylon BIk , 629 IO 7 125631X GripHandle Fluted 8 122365X Button , Plunger 11 139865 Link Lift Lh Fixed Length 12 139866 Link Lift Rh Fixed Length 13 STD624008 RetainerSpring 15 173288 LinkFront 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 Unc 17 175689 Trunnion 18 73800800 Nut Lockw / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 Uric 19 139868 Arm SuspensionRear 20 163552 SpringRetainer 23 110807 ) ( Nut 3Special / 24 19131016 Washer 1 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 25 2876H Spring 2 - 1 / 8 26 169484 RetainerClip 27 126971X Rod Adj . Liftm 28 73350600 Nut Hex Ja 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 29 138057 Knob Inf . 31 169865 Bearing Pvt . Lift 30 150233 Trunnion 32 73540600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 24 36 155097 Pointer 37 123935X Plugrew 38 17060516 Sc 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 40 19112410 Washer 11 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 10 Ga 41 155098 Indicator 49 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 50 110452X Nut Push NOTE : All component dimensions given inU . S . inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 MOWER DECK _ 47 142 i 34 21 \ 16 28 27 1 29 / _ . 18 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165892 Mower DeckAssembly , 42 " 53 131845 ArmAssembly , Pad , Brake 2 S'TD533107 Bolt 54 133943 Washer , Hardened Arm , Idler 3 138017 BracketAssembly , Sway Bar , 55 21550463 Front 56 1657 Spacer , eRetainerr Guard , TUV Idl 4 165460 BracketSway Bar 33 / 42 " Deck 59 141043 Knob Custom Oval 5 STD624008 RetainerSpring 67 149846 V - Belt 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 68 14495941437 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 92 STD5 Nut 9 STD55t137 Washer , Lock 101 136420 Mulcher Cover 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 102 71081010 Screw Washer # 10 11 134149 Blade Mulching42 " 103 19061216 Washer , Lock ( OriginallyEquippedWith ) 104 STD551110 - - 138498 Blade Mower 42 " Hi - LiftStd 105 160793 LatchAssembly , Bagger Nut , Weld ( For BetterBagging , Especially In 106 2029J Wet Conditions ) 111 179292 Bracket , Ga . Wheel LH - - 139775 Blade Mulching42 " Premium 112 179293 Bracket , Ga . Wheel RH ( For BetterWear When Mulching ) 113 17060510 ScrswTapping 5 / 16 - 18 - - 138971 BladeMower42 " Hi - LiffPremium 114 STD541431 Nut , Hex , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 UNC ( For BetterWear When BaggingIn 115 72110505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 Heavy or Wet Conditions ) 116 4898H BoltShoulder 13 137645 ShaftAssembly , Mandrel , Vented 117 165746 Wheel Gaugelock 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 118 73930600 Nut , Center 3 / 8 - 16 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 119 STD551037 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 GaugeGa . 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 129 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 BoltFin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 Gr . 5 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 130 1STD5237100 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 131 STD5337 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 20 159770 Baffle , Vodex 142 165890 Arm SpringBrake Mower 21 STD541431 NutCrownlock5 / 16 - 18UNC 143 157109 Bracket Arm Idler42 " 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 144 158634 Keeper Belt42 " Clutch Cable 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 146 171977 BoltCarnage Idler 26 110452X Nut , Push 147 131335 SpringExtension 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 148 169022 SpringReturn Idler 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 149 165898 Retainer SpringYellowZincGa . Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 150 19091216 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 151 169670 Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 In 31 129963 Washer , Spacer 152 169676 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 153 169674 Washer Flat 3 / 8 " Type B 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged 154 71696751 Spring Retainer 34 STD5 . 33717 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 155 1696 Spring Retention Lever 36 131494 Pulley , idler , Flat 156 61696729 lSpacerutch 37 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . 157 1696 RodC 40 STD541437 NutCrownlock3 / 8 - 16UNC 158 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 44 140088 Guard , MandreI , L . H . 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16unc x 1 - 3 / 4 45 STD624003 Retainer - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 Housing , Shaft and Shaft Only - 48 133944 Washer , Hardened Pulley Not Included ) 49 174284 Roller Assembly , Cam Follower - - 169583 Replacement Mower , Complete 50 131340 Bolt , Shoulder # 10 - 24 Grade 5 51 STD541410 Locknut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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_ = 120 - . [ 128 22 14 . 12 mO I ! 19 | o _ oo mo - ; ; ' ; I zp czc oo _ 81 m _ m - rim 79 73 19 _ CD 17 5 . - . 1 _ 127 16 124 ° _ 32 0 ' 1 93 48 107 " 43 60 58
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314 - 0510 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Rotor , Brake 1 170351 Main Housing , Assembly 59 170408 Brake Puck 2 170352 Side Housing , Assembly 60 142883 Puck Plate 3 170353 Center Section , Assembly 61 142882 4 170354 Swashplate , Trunion Machined 62 142887 Brake Actuating Pin 5 169898 Block - Assembly 63 170410 Hfhcs 1 / 4 - 20x2 W / Patch , 6 170355 Sealant 10.50z Special Flange 7 170356 Hex Flange Screw 1 / 4 - 20X1.25 64 142892 Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 X 1 W / Patch 8 170357 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Hex Double End 65 170411 Spacer 9 170358 Shaft , Input 66 170412 Spring , Brake Arm Bias 10 170359 Ring - Retaining 67 170413 Sq . Hd . Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 - Ribbed 11 170360 Spacer 68 170414 Arm , Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 12 169870 Ring - Retaining 69 170415 Cotter Pin 3 / 32 X 3 / 4 13 170361 Seal , Lip . 67 X 1.58 X . 276 70 170416 14 169869 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm 71 170417 Compression Spring Brake Od X 12ram Anti - Drag 16 170362 Hex Flange Head Screw 72 170418 Washer , Ht 5 / 16 - 24X0.75 . 5 I . D . X 10 . D . X . 032 Flat - Washer 17 170363 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 73 142884 18 170364 Arm , Control 11 / 32 I . D . X 7 / 80 . D Oil Seal . 625 X 1.0 X . 25 19 150771 Bearing , 30x52x13 Thrust 74 170419 23 170365 Check Plug Assembly , Washer 75 170420 Check Plug Assembly , . 027 , 24 170366 Shaft , Motor Washer 27 170367 Gear - Pinion , 13t 76 170421 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Friction Pack 28 170368 10t / 48t Gear 77 170422 Puck , . 330 X 1.50 X . 0975 29 170369 Gear , 10t Jackshaff 78 142969 Spring , Helical Comp 30 170370 60t Bull Gear 79 142980 Spacer 31 170371 Sleeve Bearing 80 150778 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24Unf . 75 X 1.575 X . 625 ( Nylon Insert ) 32 170389 SleeveBearing ( Outboard ) 81 170423 Wedge , Friction Pack . 75xl . 750x . 625 82 170424 Clip , Washer . 316x1.50x . 1046 33 142991 Washer , ( Plated ) 3 / 4 Id X 1 - 1 / 20d X . 13 Thk 83 161168 Pin , Standard Headless 34 170390 Lip Seal Axle Seal 84 170425 Fitting , 5 / 16 Sae 5 / 32 Tube 35 170391 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 11.39 85 170426 Hose , Expansion Tank ( Key , R . H . ) 87 142917 Cap - Poppet Valve 36 170392 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 16.99 88 170429 Bolt , Self Tapping 10 - 32 X 1 / 2 ( Key , LH . ) 90 170430 Puck , Inner Wedge 37 150792 Miter Gear ( Splined ) 93 170431 Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector 38 150793 Miter Gear t5t ( 0.5 Id ) 107 31704323 39 150809 Shaft 108 1704 Washer , Motor Shaft . 71idx1.15odx . 030thk 40 170393 Ring , Spiral Retaining 41 170394 Pin , Jackshaft 109 170434 Plug , Sae # 6 42 170395 Magnet , Ring 111 170435 O - Ring . 07 X . 301 I . D . 43 170396 Spring , Bypass 113 170437 Bracket , Support Expansion Tank 44 150797 Hydro Mtg Screw 3 / 8 - 24 X 2.5 Long 116 170438 Silicon Sponge 45 170397 Filter 119 170439 Fan , 7 In . 46 170398 Base , Filter 120 170440 Pulley 47 170399 Actuator , Bypass 121 170441 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 20 ( Nylon 48 170400 Rod , Bypass Actuator Insert ) 49 170401 Arm , Bypass 122 170442 Washer , Belleville 50 170402 Retaining Ring . 250 External 123 170443 Belt Keeper 51 170403 Seal , Lip . 741 X . 250 X . 250Tc 124 170444 Center Section - Filter - Bypass 52 170404 Flat Washer , Assembly 5 / 8 Id X 1.00d X . 05 Thk 125 170445 Filter Assembly 53 170405 Retaining Ring 126 170446 Fan - Pulley Service Assembly 54 170406 Bearing , Center Block 127 170447 Seal - O - Ring Kit 55 142977 Spring - Helical Compression 128 173165 Kit , Expansion Tank 56 142978 Washer 900 166768 Transaxle Complete 57 150798 20w - 50 Oil 58 170407 Brake Yoke NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 t 1of 11 _ 2 , o _ t _ _ 210 188 222 @ _ 718 _ _ J 3O4 ( _ _ 32 _ I iOigLABELKfr I E6 1026A _ 865A _ 447 447A 207p _ , / _ 5 , ? . 4 252 [ _ _ 12 1017 I _ j020A 654 O ° 27D 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 75o41 _ 276 80 86 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL ] I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 BRIGGS & STRA'n'ONENGINE - MODELNUMBER407777 , TYPENUMBER0174 - E1 3sO 36 _ 1022 1022 1029 1100 798 211 914 _ 12sl 1169 ! 418 _ _ 111281J . _ L [ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 51 L ( _ n _ l 276 ( _ - - _ - . - . _ 633 II 552 1o8 , r 987 • 352 . _ 8 104 672 _ 742 _ ' _ lOS @ 1123 O 4O4 O 117 • ss24 8 _ _ 1124 691 e 137 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 117 O 276 O 633 • 51 387 I 118 • 150 _ 1123 _ 276 0 _ 124 _ 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 573 _ 405 358 ENGINE GASKET KIT 51 7 _ 1822 9 _ 842 803 797 883 0 801 • _ 697 54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 690231 Cylinder Assembly 125 499804 Carburetor 2 499585 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto 130 690993 Valve - Throttle Side ) 131 499805 Kit - Throttle Shaft 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 133 499806 Float - Carburetor 4 690069 Sump - Engine 135 499803 Tube - Fuel Transfer 5 693998 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 1 ) 137 690994 _ $ Gasket - Float Bowl 5A 693999 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 2 ) 141 499807 Kit - Choke Shaft 7 690962 - + Gasket - Cylinder Head 142 499808 O Nozzle - Carburetor 8 499601 Breather Assembly 146 690979 Key - Timingozzleenoid 9 690937 • Gasket - Breather 150 690995 _ : 1 : Gasket - Ner - 10 690960 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 160 690996 Retain Sol 11 690942 Tube - Breather 163 691001 . + Gasket - Air Cleaner 12 697227 • Gasket - Crankcase 165 693148 Nut ( Ring Gear ) 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain Length ) 16 691046 Crankshaft 187A 691049 Line - Fuel ( Molded ) 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 188 690960 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 22 694966 Screw ( Engine Sump ) 192 690083 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 23 691054 Flywheel 209 697674 Spring - Governor 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 211 691019 Spring - Governed Idle 25 499588 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 212 695238 Link - Throttle 25 499589 Piston Assembly ( . 010 " 213 691021 Bracket - Choke Control Oversize ) 216 691022 Link - Choke 25 499590 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 219 696376 Gear - Governor Oversize ) 220 690412 Washer ( Governor Lever ) 25 499591 Piston Assembly ( . 030 " 222 691023 Bracket - Control Oversize ) 227 691048 Lever - Governor Control 26 499604 Ring Set - Piston ( Standard ) 231 690718 Screw ( Choke Valve ) 26 499605 Ring Set - Piston ( . 010 " 240 691035 Filter - Fuel Oversize ) 250 690957 Retainer - Breather 26 499606 Ring Set - Piston ( . 020 " 252 690956 Conector - Oil Oversize ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 26 499607 Ring Set - Piston ( . 030 " 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) Oversize ) 276 690997 ° 0 + Washer - Sealing 27 690975 Lock - Piston Pin 287 690960 Screw ( Dipstick Tube ) 28 690229 Pin - Piston 304 695277 Housing - Blower 29 499583 Rod - Connecting 305 691005 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 32 690976 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 309 691262 Motor - Starter 33 499596 Valve - Exhaust 319 691263 Bolt - Starter Motor 34 499597 Valve - Intake 311 Brush Set 497608 35 690963 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 332 691059 Nut ( Flywheel ) 36 690963 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 333 691060 Armature - Magneto 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 42 499586 Keeper - Valve 337 691043 Spark Plug 45 690977 Tappet - Valve 358 694012 Set - Engine Gasket 46 690978 Camshaft 363 691062 Flywheel Puller 48 692714 Short Block ( 446777 - 0027 - E2 383 690966 Wrench - Spark Plug Replacement Engine ) 385 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 50 695241 Manifold - Intake RPM Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 Settings : 51 690950 ° _ : 1 : Gasket - Intake High Speed : 3000 - 3200 53 690951 Stud ( Carburetor ) 54 695240 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No , 358 73 691055 Screen - Rotating Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 74 691057 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 121 75 691056 Washer ( Flywheel ) : 1 : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 89 690283 Plug - Oil 977 95 690718 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key , No . 1095 98 499802 Kit - Idle Speed 104 690984 _ Pin - Float Hinge NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 105 690985 _ Valve - Float Needle inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 108 690986 Valve - Choke 117 690232 _ Jet - Main ( Standard ) 118 690989 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 12t 499811 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 55
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272461 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 387 808656 Pump - Fuel 865 691012 Cover - Air Guide 404 690442 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 865A 691014 Cover - Air Guide 405 690960 Screw ( Back Plate ) 865B 691015 Cover - Air Guide 418 690999 Plate - Carburetor 868 690968 o + Seal - Valve 445 499486 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 914 691127 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 447 691003 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 918 694000 Hose - Vacuum 447A 690960 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 929 695239 Screw ( Choke Control 467 691008 Knob - Air Cleaner Bracket ) 474 696459 Alternator 929A 691003 Screw ( Choke Control 505 691029 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) Bracket ) 510 497606 Drive - Starter 943 690589 ° SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump 513 692024 Clutch - Drive Cover ) 523 691036 Dipstick 947 499809 Solenoid - Fuel 524 691032 • Seal - Dipstick Tube 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump 525 691037 Tube - Dipstick 967 272638 Filtsr - Pre Cleaner 544 Armature - Starter 968 499788 Cover - Air Cleaner ( Service with 691262 Starter 975 499810 Bowl - Float Motor ) 977 499812 Gasket Set - Carburetor 552 690552 Bushing - Governor Crank 987 691000 _ : 1 : Seal - Throttle Shaft 552A 690553 Bushing - Governor Crank 1005 499603 Fan - Flywheel 562 690311 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1013 690954 Nipple - Oil Filtermp 573 691009 Plate - Back 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pu 601 691038 Clamp - Hose 1019 690103 Kit - LabelRocker 615 690317 Retainer - Governor Shaft 1022 690971 , + Gasket - Cover 616 691045 Crank - Governor 1023 499599 Cover - Rocker ( Cylinder1 ) 617 691917 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1023A499600 Cover - Rocker ( Cylinder2 ) 628 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump Bracket ) 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 633 690998 O : 1 : Seal - Choke / Throttle Shaft 1026 690981 Rod - Push ( Steel ) 635 66538 Boot - Sparkplug 1026A690982 Rod - Push ( Aluminum ) 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1027 492932 Filter - Oil 668 691215 Spacer 1029 690972 Arm - Rocker 672 690234 O _ Gasket - Carburetor Plate 1035 691042 Shaft - Pumpssion 691 690657 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1036 695704 Label - Emi 695 693149 Screw ( Ring Gear ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1056 274794 Owner's Manual 703 691010 Clip 1070 691674 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 726 499612 Gear - Ring 1095 694013 Kit - Valve Overhaul 741 690980 Gear - Timing 1100 690973 Pivot - RockerArm 742 690328 Retainer - E Ring 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 750 691033 Screw { Oil Pump Cover ) 1123 6909870 _ SeaFO Ring ( Solenoid 783 693058 Gear - Pinion Retainer ) 788 691039 Bracket - Fuel Pump 1124 6909880 _ : SeaI - O Ring ( Fuel Transfer 789 695050 Harness - Wiring Tube ) 797 691029 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 1126 690991 Screw ( Fuel Transfer Tube ) 797A 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 1127 690992 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 798 690967 Screw ( Rocker Arm ) 1128 690990 0 Screw ( Carburetor Nozzle ) 801 691283 Cap - Drive 1169 693140 Screw ( Carburetor Cover 802 691286 Cap - End Plate ) 603 Housing - Starter RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 210000 ( Service with 691262 Starter High Speed : 3000 - 32 Motor ) 842 691031 • Seal - Dipstick / Tube 847 499602 Dipstick / Tube Assembly _ Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 851 493880 TerminaI - Sparkplug 121 855 691011 Adapter - Air _ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 56
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION O1 ( , D 1 . Fold this page along dotted line Indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that its left edge Is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt carriage 3/8-16 x 1
11174996 Panel assembly dash lh
13175149 Panel dash rh
1417490608 Screw
1425111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
14271-246213 Brush guard
14271-245994 Front bumper
14271-243223 Broadcast spreader
14271-242221 42" sweeper
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
159155123X428 Cupholder stltl black
166189747 Screw hwhd hi-lo #13-16 x 3/4
17185682X612 Hood
18532126938 Bumper hood
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20180679 Plate mounting battery fuel tank
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20717670508 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20817670608 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
21917000512 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4
23532124028 Bushing snap
2519131312 Washer
26STD541437 Nut lock hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc
28177403 Lens grill
29174332X599 Grill lens
317000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30192812X612 Fender footrest
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
58174930 Air duct
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9199928 Dash
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1N/P Transaxle (see breakdown) hydro gr 314-0510
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
1165111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
11671-246213 Brush guard
11671-245994 Front bumper
11671-243223 Broadcast spreader
11671-242221 42" sweeper
116STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
14STD551125 Washer lock hvy helical
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub tapered flange shift lt
16STD541431 Nut lock hex w/ins. 5/16-18 unc
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
16419091210 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 ga
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
166166880 Screw 5/16 - 18 x 5/8 tt yellow
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
199169612 Bolt shoulder
200STD533110 Bolt rdhd sgnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
202STD533717 Bolt carr sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21130564 Knob pistol
212145212 Hex nut
22169498 Hg rod brake
24STD541237 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16 unc
25106888X Spring rod
25017000612 Screw 3/8-16 x .75
26STD551037 Washer
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad.
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Pin, roll
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD523730 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 x 3
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
50STD523715 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57140294 Belt
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
628883R Pedal cover
63175410 Pulley eng cl mech 38 deg
64173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 gr. 5
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
70134683 Keeper
71169183 Strap, torque, lh hydro
73169182 Strap, torque, rh hydro
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81165596 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169594 Transmission link
89164890X428 Shift console
90124346X Nut
95170201 Lever bypass
96STD624003 Retainer spring 1" zinc/cad
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1159944X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2193542 Axle assembly cast iron lt
2917000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
32171888 Rod tie wire form 19 75 mech
3319111216 Washer
34STD551131 Washer lock 5/16
3573540500 Crownlock nut
36155106 Bushing strg
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38159946X428 S insert . cap
3919182411 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
40STD541537 Lock nut
41159945 Adapter
42145054X428 Steering boot
43121749X Washer
44180640 Extension shaft
46121232X Cap
56266H Thrust bearing use 1 or 2 as required
5173540400 Crownlock nut
5471130420 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4 gr.8
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt, rdhd sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1170546X428 Control throt paddle
10146629 Heat shield lt
13273485 Gasket muffler
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
16STD551237 Washer lock ext tooth 3/8
1717060624 Bolts
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
25145996 Control
2673920600 Nut
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine (see breakdown) b&s model no. 407777-017...
31157103 Tank fuel 3.5 stl w/o sensor
32161696 Cap fuel guage
33123487X Clamp hose
34106082X Pad
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug drain oil easy
39109227X Pad idler
4149723 Muffler, assembly, twin lo-tone
4517000612 Screw
5159955 Tube manifold
6160589 Tube manifold
62STD551131 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 5/16
72192334 Screw
8171877 Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 1-3/4 with sems
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1188706 Seat
10195696 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr 5 zinc
2180166 Bracket . pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1156811 Decal fender stlth operating instructions e/s
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11177357 Decal, hood, l.h.
12172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
13177355 Decal, hood side
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15STD561820 Decal deck "b" 42"
2164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3177356 Decal, hood, r.h.
30181429 Decal replacement parts
4138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
5181569 Decal engine
6146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
7181703 Lower Decal, lower dash
8133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
9163204 Decal craftsman
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire front
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6" front service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8" rear service
9125833X Tire rear
05111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1159460 Wire assembly inner/spring with plunger lt
11151141 Link lift lh fixed length
12151140 Link lift rh fixed length
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
16STD541250 Nut jam hex 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Nut lock w/wsh 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2159471 Assembly line shaft
20163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
23110807X Nut
2419131016 Washer
252876H Spring
26169484 Retainer . clip
27532126971 Rod adj. lift
28STD541237 Nut hex jam 3/8-16 unc
29138057 Knob
3105767X Pin
30150233 Trunnion
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
36155097 Pointer, pnt height indicator
37123935X Hole plug
3817060516 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 smgml tap/r
4STD581062 E ring
4019112410 Washer
41155098 Scale indicator height
49145212 Hex nut
519211621 Washer
50110452X Push nut
6120183X Bearing
7125631X Grip
8125925X Button, plunger
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0183216 Owner manual
0183217 Manual owner's (spanish)
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
1176027 Mower deck assembly, 42"
10140296 Washer
1015111B Maintenance kit (includes oil filter,spark plug...
10171-246213 Brush guard
10171-245994 Front bumper
10171-243223 Broadcast spreader
10171-242221 42" sweeper
101198383 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer, lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
111181040 Bracket, ga. wheel lh
112181040 Bracket, ga. wheel rh
11317060510 Screw
114STD541431 Nut, hex, keps 5/16-18 x 5/8
115STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117165746 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 gauge
11A138971 Blade mower 42" hi-lift std (for better bagging...
11B139775 Blade
11C138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137646 Shaft assembly, mandrel, vented
130STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
131STD533710 Bolt, rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
14128774 Housing
142165890 Arm spring b
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145173437 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
147131335 Spring
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
150STD551025 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 ga.
151169670 Clutch bracket
152175067 Cable clutch 42 in
153169674 Flat washer
154169675 Spring retainer
155169671 Spring retention lvr clutch cable
156169672 Spacer
157169669 Clutch rod
15817720408 Screw
159STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
16174493 Stripper
18STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt
20159770 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18 unc
23177563 Bracket, deflector, mower 42"
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968 Shield, deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Washer, spacer
32173436 Pulley, mandrel
33400234 Nut, toplock, flanged
34STD533717 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
36173438 Pulley, idler, flat
37STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
4165460 Sway bracket
40STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
48133944 Washer
49174284 Cam roller
5STD624008 Retainer spring
50131340 Bolt
51STD541410 Locknut
52139888 Bolt
53184907 Arm assembly, pad, brake
54178515 Washer, hardened
55155046 Arm idler 42" mower lt/yt
56165723 Spacer . retainer
59141043 Guard
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
67149846 Knob, deluxe 1/2-13
68144959 Belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
92STD541437 Nut
1170351 Housing
10170359 Ring retainer
107170432 Deflector
108170433 Washer, motor shaft .71 id x 1.15 od x .030 thk
109142914 Plug, sae #6
11170360 Spacer
111170435 O-ring .07 x .301 i.d.
112173165 Shield, vent
113170437 Support bracket
116173165 Silicon sponge
119170439 Transaxle fan
12169870 Ring , retainer
120170440 Pulley, 3.68
121170441 Hex lock nut
122170442 Belleville washer
123170443 Belt keeper
124170444 Kit, center section filter bypass center sectio...
125173098 Filter assembly
126170446 Fan pulleys
127170447 Kit, sel - lip seal .67 x 1.58 x .276; lip seal...
13170361 Seal, lip, .67 x 1.58 x .276
14169869 Ball bearing
16170362 Hex flange head screw 5/16-24 x 0.75
17170363 Seal, lip 18 x 32 x 7
18170364 Control arm
19150771 Brg, thrust ball 30 x 52 x 13
2170352 Housing
23170365 Check plug assembly, washer
24170366 Shaft, motor
27170367 Pinion gear
28170368 Gear 1 ot / 48t
29170369 Gear, 1 ot jackshaft
3170353 Kit, center section center section, machined bu...
30170370 60t bull gear
31170371 Sleeve bearing .75 x 1.575 x .625
32170389 Sleeve bearing
33142991 Washer, 3/4 id x 1-1/2 od x .13 thk
34170390 Lip seal, axle shaft
35170391 Axle shaft
36170392 Axle
37198309 Miter gear (splined)
38198309 Miter gear 15t (0.5 id)
39150809 Shaft
4170354 Swashplate, trunnion machined
40170393 Spiral ring
41170394 Jackshaft pin
42190395 Magnet, ring
43170396 Spring , bypass
44150797 Hydro mtg screw 3/8-24 x 2.5 long
45170398 Filter
46170398 Base , filter
47170999 Actuator, bypass
48170400 Rod, bypass actuator
49170401 Arm, bypass
5169898 Kit, cylinder block (10cc); 10cc cylinder block...
50170402 Retaining ring .250 external
51170403 Seal, lip, .741 x .250 x .250 tc
52170404 Flat washer
53170405 Retaining ring
54170406 Bearing, center block
55142977 Spring
56142978 Washer
57150798 20w-50 oil
58170407 Brake yoke
59170408 Rotor, brake
6170355 Sealant 10.5 oz.
60142883 Brake
61142882 Puck
62142887 Brake
63170410 Hex cap screw
64142892 Bolt
65161174 Spacer
66170412 Spring , brake arm bias
67170413 Square head bolt 5/16-24-ribbed
68186352 Arm, brake
69144607 Slotted hex nut 5/16-24
7170356 Screw
70144608 Cotter pin 3/32 x 3/4
71161181 Compression spring brake anti-drag
72142974 Washer, ht .5 i.d. x 1 o.d. x .032
73142884 Washer
74142909 Oil seal .625 x 1.0 x .25
75170420 Assembly, check plug w/washer, 027
76161134 Stud, 5/16-24 friction pack
77170422 Puck, .330 x 1.50 x .0975
78142969 Spring
79142980 Spacer
8170357 Stud, 5/16-24 hex double end
80150778 Hex lock nut 5/16-24 unjf (nylon insert)
81170423 Wedge, friction pack
82170424 Clip washer
83161162 Pin, standard headless
84170425 Fitting, 5/16 sae 5/32 tube
85170426 Expansion hose
86173165 Expansion tank
87170424 Clip washer
88161175 Bolt, self tapping 10-32 x 1/2
9170358 Input shaft
90170430 Puck, inner wedge
93170431 Spring clip