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Owner's Manual IC . . FTSMeWl LAWN TRACTOR 17.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.272680 i differently from previously built engines . Before you start the This product has a low emission engine which operates I engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . I IMPORTANT : 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 pm , 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 AssemblyP re - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34er Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov 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 conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman 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 , elec - trical 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 pur - chase 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 equip - ment 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 avail - able 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 throw - ing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - _ WARNING : In order to prevent lutely necessary . Always look down and accidental starting when setting up , behind before and while backing . transporting , adjusting or making repairs , • Be aware of the mower discharge direc - always disconnect spark plug wire and tion and do not point it at anyone . Do place wire where it cannot contact spark not operate the mower without either plug . the entire grass catcher or the guard in _ WARNING : Do not coast down a place . hill in neutral , you may lose control of the • Slow down before turning . tractor . • Never leave a running machine unat - tended . Always turn off blades , set _ WARNING : Tow only the attach - parking brake , stop engine , and remove ments that are recommended by and keys before dismounting . comply with specifications of the man - • Turn off blades when not mowing . ufacturer of your tractor . Use common • Stop engine before removing grass sense when towing . Operate only at the catcher or unclogging chute . lowest possible speed when on a slope . • Mow only in daylight or good artificial Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is light . dangerous . Tires can lose traction with • Do not operate the machine while under the ground and cause you to lose control the influence of alcohol or drugs . of your tractor . • Watch for traffic when operating near or _ WARNING : Engine exhaust , some crossing roadways . • Use extra care when loading or un - of its constituents , and certain vehicle loading the machine into a trailer or components contain or emit chemicalsause truck . known to the State of California to c • Data indicates that operators , age 60 cancer and birth defects or other repro - years and above , are involved in a large ductive harm . percentage of riding mower - related in - _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals juries . These operators should evaluate and related accessories contain lead and their ability to operate the riding mower lead compounds , chemicals known to the safely enough to protect themselves and State of California to cause cancer and others from serious injury . birth defects or other reproductive harm . • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or Wash hands after handling . other debris build - up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do I . GENERAL OPERATION not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build - • Read , understand , and follow all instruc - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel tions in the manual and on the machine spillage before operating or storing the before starting . machine . Allow machine to cool before • Only allow responsible adults , who are storage . familiar with the instructions , to operate the machine . • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , II . SLOPE OPERATION toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked Slopes are a major factor related to loss - up and thrown by the blade . of - control and tipover accidents , which can • Be sure the area is clear of other people result in severe injury or death . All slopes before mowing . Stop machine if anyone require extra caution . If you cannot back enters the area . up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do • Never carry passengers . not mow it . 3
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DO : • Never carry children . They may fall off • Mow up and down slopes , not across . and be seriously injured or interfere with • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree safe machine operation . limbs , etc . • Never allow children to operate the • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - machine . even terrain could overturn the machine . • Use extra care when approaching blind Tall grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear that may obscure vision . so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope . IV . SERVICE • Follow the manufacturer's recommend - • Use extra care in handling gasoline and ations for wheel weights or counter - other fuels . They are flammable and weights to improve stability . 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 neces - • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade sary , and then , turn slowly and gradually attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - downhill , if possible . ment in good condition . • Do notmow near drop - offs , ditches , • Never tamper with safety devices . or embankments . The mower could Check their proper operation regularly . suddenly turn over if a wheel is over • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or the 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 notuse grass catcher on steep • Never make adjustments or repairs with slopes . the engine running . • Grass catcher components are subject III . 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 ma - check components and replace with chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - manufacturer's recommended parts , sume that children will remain where you when necessary . last saw them . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . • Keep children out of the mowing areaher Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and and under the watchful care of anot use extra caution when servicing them . responsible adult . • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - • Be alert and turn machine off if children just 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 people limbs , etc . before mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Unevenll terrain could overturn the machine . Ta • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off . 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 and while on the slope . 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 blades and be seriously injured or interfere with and proceed slowly straight down the safe machine operation . slope . • Keep children out of the mowing areaher and under the watchful care of anot • If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , shift into reverse and responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children back down slowly . enter the area . • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , and then , turn slowly and gradually • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . 5
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REPAIR AGREEMENT PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS A Repair Agreement is available on this Gasoline 1.25 Gallons product . Contact your nearest Sears store Capacity Unleaded for details . and Type : Regular CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Oil Type SAE 30 ( Above 32 ° F ) • Read and observe the safety rules . API - SF - SJ ) : SAE 5W - 30 • Follow a regular schedule in main - ( Below 32 ° F ) taining , caring for and using your tractor . • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - Oil Capacity : 3.0 Pints nance " and " Storage " sections of this Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC owner's manual . GAP : . 030 " ) _ WARNING : This tractor is equipped Ground Speed Forward : 5.2 with an internal combustion engine and ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.7 should not be used on or near any unim - Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI proved forest - covered , brush - covered or Rear : 12 PSI grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark Charging 3 Amps Battery arrester meeting applicable local or state System : 5 Amps Headlights laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 should be maintained in effective working Min . CCA : 230 order by the operator . Case Size : UIR In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Blade Bolt 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states Torque : may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase muffler is available through your nearest of a new tractor . It has been designed , Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS engineered and manufactured to give section of this manual ) . you the best possible dependability and performance . Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy , please contact a Sears or other qualified service center . We have competent , well - trained techni - cians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor . Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . 6
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Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) Locknut ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 1 / 2 - 20 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 Steering Steering _ Extension = _ Steering Wheel Adapter Shaft Boot _ _ ( _ Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob 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 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel . ASSEMBLY 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - A socket wrench set will make assembly tor hood and grill . easier . Standard wrench sizes you need IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any are listed below . staples in skid that may puncture tires ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers where tractor is to roll off skid . ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of view , when you are in the operating posi - tion ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - ing shaft . Align mounting holes in ex - tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR slots in dash and push down to secure . INSTALL SEAT INSTALL STEERING WHEEL Adjust seat before tightening adjustment 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so knob . they are pointing straight forward . 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from washer securing seat to cardboard steering wheel and slide adapter onto packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor . steering shaft extension . 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide the cardboard packing . Remove the inside boot and onto adapter . cardboard packing and discard . 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex nut 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of and tighten securely . shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan . 8
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4 . Pushdownon seat to engage shoulder TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID ( See boltin slot and pullseat towardsrear Operation section for location and of tractor . function of controls ) 5 . Pivotseat and pan forwardand as - 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise sembleadjustmentknoband flat attachment lift lever to its highest po - washerloosely . Donot tighten . sition . 6 . Lowerseat intooperatingpositionand 2 . Release parking brake by depressing sit inseat . clutch / brake pedal . 7 . Slideseat until a comfortablepositionsn . 3 . Place freewheel control in ' " trans - is reachedwhich allowsyou to wpresd - mission disengaged " position ( See " TO clutch / brakepedalall the waydoa TRANSPORT " in the Operation section 8 . Getoff seat withoutmovingits of this manual ) . justed position . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 9 . Raiseseat and tightenadjustment 5 . Remove banding holding deflector knob securely . shield up against tractor . Seat TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) _ ILWARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be usurere Shoulder tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s Bolt the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - mission engaged " position . ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . Adjl 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , CHECK BATTERY depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral NOTE : If this battery is put into service ( N ) position . after month and year indicated on label 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise ( label located between terminals ) charge attachment lift lever to its highest posi - battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 tion . amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 7 . Start the engine . After engine has section of this manual for charging instruc - started , move throttle control to idle tions ) . position . 8 . Release parking brake . Label 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever Seat forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . . _ rminat 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . Terminal 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid . 9
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CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM INSTALL MULCHER PLATE After you learn how to operate your trac - ( If previously removed ) tor , check to see that the brake is properly 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in upright position . the Service and Adjustments section of 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front this manual . of mower deck opening and slide into place , as shown . v " CHECKLIST 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 : Mulcher , / All assembly instructions have been Plate Deflector completed . Shield , / No remaining loose parts in carton . , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . Latch , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - Hooks ened securely . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - ping purposes , the tires were overin - _ , CAUTION : Do not remove deflector flated at the factory ) . shield from mower . , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR results . ( Tires must be properly inflated DISCHARGING for leveling ) . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure a safe place . Your mower is now ready for they are routed properly around pulleys discharging or installation of optional grass and inside all belt keepers . catcher accessory . , / Check wiring . See that all connections NOTE : It is not necessary to change are still secure and wires are properly blades . The mulching blades are designed clamped . for discharging and bagging also . , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel control is in ' " transmission engaged " CHECKTIRE PRESSURE position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . The tires on your tractor were overinflated While learning how to use your tractor , pay at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - extra attention to the following important rect tire pressure is important for best items : cutting performance . , / Engine oil is at proper level . • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section regular unleaded gasoline . of this manual . , / Become familiar with all controls - their CHECK DECK LEVELNESS location and function . Operate them For best cutting results , mower hous - before you start the engine . ing should be properly leveled . See " TOrvice , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Se ating condition . and Adjustments section of this manual . , / It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION time . Follow proper starting and trans - OF ALL BELTS mission purging instructions ( See " TO See the figures that are shown for replac - START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - ing motion and mower blade drive belts MISSION " in the Operation section of in the Service and Adjustments section this manual ) . 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 . R N H L I ' . , I REVERSE NEUTRAL NIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT ® @ @ @ @ ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol , _ . if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Light Switch Attachment Ignition Switch Clutch Lever / Lift Lever Ammeter . . . . ~ - _ Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment Control Lift Lever Height ustment Indicator Clutch / Brake Pedal Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and discharging ( - ) of battery . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at - attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or headlights on and off . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages speed and direction of tractor . transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the I eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses I 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 spectac es . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and TO SET PARKING BRAKE remove key . Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized Your tractor is equipped with an operator use . presence sensing switch . When engine • Never use choke to stop engine . is running , any attempt by the operator IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch to leave the seat without first setting the in any position other than " STOP " will parking brake will shut off the engine . cause the battery to discharge and go 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way dead . down and hold . NOTE : Under certain conditions when 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release tractor is standing idle with the engine run - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . ning , hot engine exhaust gases may cause Pedal should remain in brake position . " browning " of grass . To eliminate this pos - Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . sibility , always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas . Attachment Clutch Lever _ , CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - " Engaged " Position Ignition pletely , as described above , before leaving Throttle / Key the operator's position . Choke \ \ " Disengaged " Control TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Position Always operate engine at full throttle . Clutch / • Operating engine at less than full Brake g Brake throttle reduces the battery charging Pedal " Engaged " rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Motion Control The direction and speed of movement is Lever controlled by the motion control lever . " Disengaged " " Brake " 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in Position Position neutral ( N ) position . 2 . Release parking brake . STOPPING 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to MOWER BLADES - desired position . • To stop mower blades , move attachment TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . The position of the attachment lift lever GROUND DRIVE - determines the cutting height . • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / • Grasp lift lever . brake pedal all the way down . • Press plunger with thumb and move • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) lever to desired position . The cutting height range is approximately position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are measured does not return to neutral ( N ) position from the ground to the blade tip with the when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . engine not running . These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon ENGINE - soil conditions , height of grass and types of • Move throttle control to slow position . grass being mowed . NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to " backfire " . 13
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IMPORTANT : The motion control lever • The average lawn should be cut to ap - proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool does not return to neutral ( N ) position season and to over 3 inches during hot when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . months . For healthier and better looking • To restart movement , slowly release lawns , mow often and after moderate parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . growth . • Slowly move motion control lever to • For best cutting performance , grass over slowest setting . 6 inches in height should be mowed • Make all turns slowly . twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; TO TRANSPORT the second to desired height . When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure to disengage transmission by placing TO OPERATE MOWER freewheel control in freewheeling position . Freewheel control is located at the rear Your tractor is equipped with an operator drawbar of tractor . presence sensing switch . Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control . engine running and the attachment clutch 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down engaged will shut off the engine . into the slot and release so it is held in 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - the disengaged position . tachment clutch control . • Do not push or tow tractor at more than TO STOP MOWER BLADES - two ( 2 ) MPH . disengage attachment clutch control . • To re - engage transmission , reverse above procedure . _ I _ 3AUTION : Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher , Transmission Engaged on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . Attachment Attachemnt Clutch " Engaged " Highsition Position Po Low Position " Disengaged " Position Transmission Disengaged Deflector NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and TO OPERATE ON HILLS secured to tractor . Use an appropriate _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) . hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope . Use the slope TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - guide at the back of this manual . MENTS • Choose the slowest speed before start - ing up or down hills . Tow only the attachments that are recom - • Avoid stopping or changing speed on mended by and comply with specifications hills . of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use • If slowing is necessary , move throttle common sense when towing . Too heavy control lever to slower position . of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push Tires can lose traction with the ground and clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - cause you to lose control of your tractor . tion and engage parking brake . • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . 14
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO START ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will The engine in your tractor has been take extra cranking time to move fuel from shipped , from the factory , already filled the tank to the engine . with summer weight oil . 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level transmission engaged position . ground . 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe depress clutch / brake pedal and set clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw parking brake . cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral move and read oil level . If necessary , ( N ) position . add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged position . • For cold weather operation you should 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . change oil for easier starting ( ( See the NOTE : Before starting , read the warm oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance and cold starting procedures below . section of this manual ) . 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - nance section in this manual . clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do ADD GASOLINE not run starter continuously for more • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . than fifteen seconds per minute . If the Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular engine does not start after several unleaded gasoline with a minimum of attempts , move throttle control to fast 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will position , wait a few minutes and try increase carbon and lead oxide deposits again . If engine still does not start , and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil move the throttle control back to the with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - choke position and retry . ties that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or above ) fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle near an open flame . control to the fast position . IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - • The attachments and ground drive can tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean now be used . If the engine does not winter grade gasoline to help insure good accept the load , restart the engine and cold weather starting . allow it to warm up for one minute using CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called the choke as described above . gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separa - COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and tion and formation of acids during storage . below ) Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of 7 . When engine starts , allow enginen an engine while in storage . to run with the throttle control i the To avoid engine problems , the fuel system choke position until the engine runs should be emptied before storage of 30 roughly , then move throttle control days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines to fast position . This may require an and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel engine warm - up period from several next season . See Storage Instructions for seconds to several minutes , depending additional information . on the temperature . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . 15
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP NOTE : During this step there will be bnoe - movement of drive wheels . The air is Before driving the unit in cold weather , ing removed from hydraulic drive system . the transmission should be warmed up as 5 . Move motion control lever to neutral follows : ( N ) position . Shutoff engine and set 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 2 . Place the motion control lever in parking brake . 6 . Engage transmission by placingion neutral . Release the parking brake freewheel control in " transmiss and let the clutch / brake slowly return engaged " position ( See " TO TRANS - to operating position . 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to PORT " in this section of manual ) . 7 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start warm up . This can be done during engine . After the engine is running , the engine warm up period . move throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) • The attachments can also be used dur - speed . With motion control lever in ing the engine warm - up period after the neutral ( N ) position , slowly disengage transmission has been warmed up . clutch / brake pedal . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 8 . Slowly move motion control lever for - feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) ward , after the tractor moves approxi - the carburetor fuel mixture may need to mately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move mo - be adjusted for best engine performance . tion control lever to reverse position . ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the After the tractor moves approximately Service and Adjustments section of this five ( 5 ) feet return the motion con - manual . ) trol lever to the neutral ( N ) position . PURGE TRANSMISSION Repeat this procedure with the motion & CAUTION : Never engage or disengage control lever three ( 3 ) times . freewheel lever while the engine is run - Your transmission is now purged and ning . ready for normal operation . To ensure proper operation and per - formance , it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time . This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the trans - mission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission require removal for service or replace - ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . 1 . Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set . 2 . Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in ' " transmission dis - engaged " position ( See " TO TRANS - PORT " in this section of manual ) . 3 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . After the engine is running , move throttle control to slow position . With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position , slowly disengage clutch / brake pedal . 4 . Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Repeat this procedure three ( 3 ) times . 16
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MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep best mowing performance . See " TO mower housing free of built - up grass and LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the trash . Clean after each use . Service and Adjustments section of this • The special mulching blade will recut 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 • Drive so that clippings are discharged the grass and not be noticed . Also , the onto the area that has already been mulched grass will biodegrade quickly cut . Have the cut area to the right of to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always the tractor . This will result in a more mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) even distribution of clippings and more speed as this will provide the best recut - uniform cutting . ting action of the blades . • When mowing large areas , start by • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . turning to the right so that clippings will Wet grass tends to form clumps and discharge away from shrubs , fences , interferes with the mulching action . The driveways , etc . After one or two best time to mow your lawn is the early rounds , mow in the opposite direction afternoon . At this time the grass has making left hand turns until finished . dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun . • 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 , re - duce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . J Max 1 / 3 • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . 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 sec - when mowing to assure better mow - ond cut , mow across or perpendicular to ing performance and proper discharge the first cut path . of material . Regulate ground speed by • Change your cutting pattern from eweekk selecting a low enough gear to give the to week . Mow north to south one we 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 and • When operating attachments , select a graining of the lawn . ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 17
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _ , _ , _ - _ , _ , _ _ _ - _ . , _ AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE _ ' _ _ ' _ " S E R VlCe DATES / Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems a Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades T Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level a C _ ean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts v ' Check Engine Oil Leve _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen N _ Inspect Muffler / Spark Arrester E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when oper84ing under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot belt to 35 ft . qbs , maximum . 2 - Ee _ dce more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . DO not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not ( _ sp pindle cover items that have been subjected to Zerk t " ; - ' 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 Zerk Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . All adjustments in the Service and Adjust - ments 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 ( _ General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last 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 attractf 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o 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 operation . powdered graphite type lubricant spar - 5 . Check for loose fasteners . ingly . 18
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TRACTOR 4 . Reassemblebladebolt , lockwasher and flat washerin exactorder as Alwaysobservesafety ruleswhen per - shown . formingany maintenance . 5 . Tighten bladeboltsecurely ( 27 - 35Ft . BRAKE OPERATION Lbs . torque ) . If tractor requiresmorethan six ( 6 ) feeth - IMPORTANT : Blade boltis heattreated . stoppingdistanceat high speedin higed . est gear , then brakemust be adjustService ) Trailing Edge Up Mandrel Assembly ( See " TOADJUSTBRAKE " in themanual Blade Center and Adjustmentssection of this . Hole TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Flat Washer , ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Lock Washer section of this manual ) . • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect - control chemicals which can harm rub L _ - - Blade Bolt ( Grade ) * ber . * A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and other hazards that may TO SHARPEN BLADE cause tire damage . NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent ening blade - but if you do , be sure the flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant blade is balanced . may be purchased from your local parts Care should be taken to keep the cbladeause dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry balanced . An unbalanced blade will rot and corrosion . excessive vibration and eventual damage OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM to mower and engine . Be sure operator presence and interlock • The blade can be sharpened with a file systems are working properly . If your or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt tractor does not function as described , to sharpen while on the mower . repair the problem immediately . • To check blade balance , you will need a • The engine should not start unless 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone the brake pedal is fully depressed and balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , attachement clutch control is in the follow the instructions supplied with disengaged position . balancer . ) • When the engine is running , any at - NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing tempt by the operator to leave the seat blade . The lobes of the center hole may without first setting the parking brake appear to be centered , but are not . should shut off the engine . • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion • When the engine is running and the of the steel bolt or pin and hold the attachment clutch is engaged , any at - bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If tempt by the operator to leave the seat blade is balanced , it should remain in a should shut off the engine . horizontal position . If either end of the • The attachment clutch should never op - blade moves downward , sharpen the erate unless the operator is in the seat . 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 5 / 8 " Bolt or _ _ Blade 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - _ enter . ole _ low access to blades . BATTERY 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and Your tractor has a battery charging - system flat washer securing blade . which is sufficient for normal use . How 3 . Install new or resharpened blade ever , periodic charging of the battery with with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . an automotive charger will extend its life . • Keep battery and terminals clean . IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , • Keep battery bolts tight . center hole in blade must align with star on • Keep small vent holes open . mandrel assembly . 19
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• Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils will Corrosion and dirt on the battery and result in increased oil consumption when terminals can cause the battery to " leak " used above 32 ° F . Check your engine oil power . level more frequently to avoid possible 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first engine damage from running low on oil . then RED battery cable and remove Change the oil after every 25 hours of op - battery from tractor . eration or at least once a year if the tractor 2 . Rinse the battery with plain water and is not used for 25 hours in one year . dry . Check the crankcase oil level before start - 3 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) with wire brush until bright . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / 4 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - dipstick securely each time you check the leum jelly . oil level . 5 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL BATTERY " in the Service and Adjust - Determine temperature range expected ments section of this manual ) . before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SF - SJ . TRANSAXLE COOLING • Be sure tractor is on level surface . The transmission fan and cooling fins • Oil will drain more freely when warm . should be kept clean to assure proper • Catch oil in a suitable container . cooling . 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - not to allow dirt to enter the engine sion while engine is running or while the when changing oil . transmission is hot . To prevent possible 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain damage to seals , do not use high pressure valve and install the drain tube onto the water or steam to clean transaxle . fitting . • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades Oil Drain Valve are intact and clean . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - Drain Tube Closed pings and other materials . To prevent and - - _ / damage to seals , do not use com - Locked pressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins . Position t TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID Yellow - - The transaxle was sealed at the factory Cap - - - - - - - - and fluid maintenance is not required fors - the life of the transaxle . Should the tran 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward axle ever leak or require servicing , contact slightly and turning counterclockwise . a Sears or other qualified service center . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . V - BELTS 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing Check V - belts for deterioration and wear inward and turning clockwise until the after 100 hours of operation and replace pin is in the locked position as shown . if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the Replace belts if they begin to slip from cap onto to the end of the drain valve . wear . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - ENGINE stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - LUBRICATION UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this Only use high quality detergent oil rated manual . with API service classification SF - SJ . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is according to your expected operating tightened securely for accurate read - temperature . ing . Keep oil at " FULU ' line on dipstick . 20
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AIR FILTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN Your engine will not run properly using a Air screen must be kept free of dirt and dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after chaff to prevent engine damage from every 25 hours of operation or every overheating . Clean with a wire brush or season . Service paper cartridge every compressed air to remove dirt and stub - 100 hours of operation or every season , born dried gum fibers . whichever occurs first . ENGINE COOLING FINS Service air cleaner more often under Remove any dust , dirt or oil from engine dusty conditions . cooling fins to prevent engine damage 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and from overheating . rotate towards engine . 1 . Remove screws from blower housing 2 . Remove cover . and lift housing and dipstick tube as - 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and sembly off engine . pre - cleaner from base . 2 . Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris dirt . from falling into carburetor . 3 . Use compressed air or stiff bristle NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace brush to thoroughly clean engine cool - cartridge . ing fins . 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge 4 . Replace blower housing and dipstick firmly in base . tube assembly 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower Blower Housing housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down Screws _ - _ _ , Screws on handle to close . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , Dipstick Tube _ - _ ' _ such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause Assembly _ , _ . _ _ _ deterioration of the cartridge . Do not oil o , , F , , , Spark cartridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge . Opening _ - ' _ _ Plug Engine Cooling Fins MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - ate a fire hazard and / or damage . SPARK PLUG ( S ) Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs first . Spark plug type and gap setting are nshown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sectio of this manual . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once Cartridge each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . Pre - cleaner 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 carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . Base Tabs 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Slots 21
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• Protect painted surfaces with auto - motive type wax . We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmis - CLEANING sion are covered to keep water out . Water • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . in engine or transmission will shorten the of all foreign matter . useful life of your tractor . Use compressed • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free air or a leaf blower to remove grass , of all gasoline , oil , etc . leaves and trash from tractor and mower . , _ 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 to " STOP " 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 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring . TO REMOVE MOWER 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear Mower will be easier to remove from the deck brackets by removing retainer right side of tractor . springs . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by GAGED " position . removing retainer springs . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 9 . Raise lift lever to raise dsuspensioner lower mower to its lowest position . arms . Slide mower out from un trac - 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . tor . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . the mower deck is to be mounted on the 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide tractor , remove the front links and hook collar off and push housing guide out of the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . bracket . Small Retainer Spring Clutch Small Retainer Spring Clutch Engine Pulley Retainer Spring Anti - Swa _ Springs Collar \ ( Both Sides ) Housing Guide Deflector Shield Large Retainer Spring Bracket 22
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TO INSTALL MOWER FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest side . If the following front - to - back adjust - position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level tor shield to right side of tractor . side - to - side . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so secure with retainer springs . that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " 5 . Connect suspension arms to rearetainer lower than the rear when the mower is in deck brackets and secure with r its highest position . springs . Check adjustment on right side of trac - 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis tor . Measure distance " D " directly in front bracket and secure with retainer spring . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into mower housing as shown . bracket , slide collar onto guide and • Before making any necessary adjust - secure with large retainer spring . ments , check that both front links are 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on equal in length . idler pulley bolt and secure with small • If links are not equal in length , adjust retainer spring . one link to same length as other link . 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING on both front links an equal number of turns . Adjust the mower while tractor is parked • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " on level ground or driveway . Make sure lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this against trunnion on both front links . manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " you will not properly adjust your mower . from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal num - SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT ber of turns . The two front links must • Raise mower to its highest position . remain equal in length . • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower measure height from bottom edge of at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against mower to ground . Distance " A " on trunnion on both front links . both sides of mower should be the • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . • If adjustment is necessary , make ad - justment 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 Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of mower to of mower to Jt " E " Nut Arm Lift Link N _ Adjustment Front Links 23
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE TO ADJUST BRAKE BELT 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way The mower blade drive belt may be re - down and engage parking brake . placed without tools . Park the tractor on 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - level surface . Engage parking brake . ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen BELT REMOVAL - jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut REMOVE MOWER " in this section of against nut " A " . manual ) . 4 . Engage transmission by placingion 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and freewheel control in " transmiss idler pulleys . engaged " position . 3 . Pull belt away from mower . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping BELT INSTALLATION - distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest and idler pulleys gear , further maintenance is neces - 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves sary . Replace brake pads or contact a and inside all belt guides . Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in this section of this manual ) . With parking brake " Engaged " Mandrel Arm Do not touch this nut . If further brake Pulley adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center . TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable Park the tractor on level surface . Engage brake system which is mounted on the parking brake . For assistance , there is a right side of the transaxle . belt installation guide decal on bottom side If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to of left footrest . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a BELT REMOVAL - level , dry concrete or paved surface , then 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE brake must be checked and adjusted . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . TO CHECK BRAKE NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or and position of all belt guides and keepers . paved surface , depress clutch / brake 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and pedal all the way down and engage clutching idler . parking brake . 3 . Remove belt downward from around 2 . Disengage transmission by placing engine pulley . freewheel control in ' " transmission dis - 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - Carefully remove belt upwards from trol out and into the slot and release so transmission input pulley and over it is held in the disengaged position . cooling fan blades . The rear wheels must lock and skid when 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper you try to manually push the tractor for - and pull belt away from tractor . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake BELT INSTALLATION - needs to be adjusted or the pads need to 1 . Carefully work new belt down around be replaced . transmission cooling fan and onto the 24 input pulley .
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Neutral 2 . Slide belt intothe centerspan keeper . Motion Control Lever Lock Gate 3 . Pullbelt towardfront of tractor and roll aroundthe top grooveof enginepulley . 4 . Installbeltthroughstationary idlerand clutchingidler . 5 . Makesurebelt is in all epulleygroovesrs . and insideall beltguidesand keep 6 . Installmower ( See " TO INSTALL / . _ = Adjustment Bolt MOWER " inthis sectionof manual ) . TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT Should your transmission require removal Engine Pulley - - - - - - - - - " for service or replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and before op - Clutchingldler _ _ 1 erating the tractor . See " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual . Staci _ riilYsl _ ilr _ " _ t TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT Keeper If steering wheel crossbars are not Transmission _ . . . . " . : . : . : : _ , i _ , ' _ horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steer - Input Pulley / / _ . . . . _ / _ ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor . If damage hasor TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT camber , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS be necessary . 1 . Block up axle securely . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . washers to allow wheel removal ( rear 2 . Start engine and move motion con - wheels have a square key - Do not trol lever until tractor does not move lose ) . forward or backward . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves tion and turn engine off . in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square 4 . While holding motion control lever in key . place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining 5 . Move motion control lever to the neu - ring securely in axle groove . tral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . 5 . Replace axle cover . 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent NOTE : If additional clearance is needed flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase andt to get to adjustment bolt , move mower use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealan deck height to the lowest position . also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . After above adjustment is made , if the tractor still creeps forward or backwardal Washers while motion control lever is in neutr Retaining position , follow these steps : Ring 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . Axle 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to Cover 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep . 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . I Square Key - - _ 4 . Start engine and test . ( Rear Wheel Only ) 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satisfied . 25
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 3 . Install new battery with terminals in BATTERY same position as old battery . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to , _ WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . and smoking materials away from bat - Slide terminal cover over terminal teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining If your battery is too weak to start the hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . Seat If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow this procedure : IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles . TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each Terminal Keps battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis . _ - _ Hex Nut 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable Bolt to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , away from fuel tank and battery . Positive Negative ( Black ) TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER ( Red ) Cable Cable 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery . TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb I holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause Weak or Dead Fully Charged your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or Battery Battery prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring _ wPLACING BATTERY diagram in the Repair Parts section . ARNING : Do not short battery TO REPLACE FUSE terminals by allowing a wrench or any Replace with 20 amp automotive - type other object to contact both terminals at plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located the same time . Before connecting battery , behind the dash . remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . 26
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Governor Control Lever TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL Governor Control Plate ASSEMBLY 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at \ \ sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of \ \ tractor . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - Throttle Cable connect the headlight wire connector . Holes " A " Clamp Screw TO ADJUST CARBURETOR NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is low emission . It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle . The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - nector essary . However , minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the ENGINE carburetor does need adjustment , proceed Maintenance , repair , or replacement of as follows : the emission control devices and systems , In general , turning idle mixture valve in which are being done at the customers ex - ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to pense , may be performed by any non - road the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - engine repair establishment or individual . ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out Warranty repairs must be performed by an ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply authorized engine manufacturer's service of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air outlet . mixture . TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle CABLE valve and the seat in carburetor may result The throttle control has been preset at the if screw is turned in too tight . factory and adjustment should not be nec - PRELIMINARY SETTING - essary . Check adjustment as described 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - below before loosening cable . If adjust - bled to the carburetor when making ment is necessary , proceed as follows : carburetor adjustments . 1 . With engine not running , move throttle 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is control lever from slow to choke posi - adjusted properly ( see above ) . tion . Slowly move lever from choke to fast position . FINAL SETTING - ( See " TO ADJUST 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE " in this control lever and hole in governor plate section of the manual . ) line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five loosen clamp screw and move throttle minutes . Make final adjustments with cable until holes are aligned . Tighten engine running and shift / motion control clamp screw securely . lever in neutral ( N ) position . 27
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Idle Speed 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - ; few tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw . Turn Lever idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . 3 . While still holding throttle lever against idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun - terclockwise until engine runs rough . Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions . Release throttle lever . ACCELERATION TEST - 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position . If engine hesitates or Idle Mixture Valve dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - with Limiter terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust or damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeed - ing the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous . If you think the engine - governed high speed needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other qualified service center , which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments . 28
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Also , alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - age at the end of the season or if the trac - or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and tor will not be used for 30 days or more . formation of acids during storage . Acidic _ , WARNING : Never store the tractor gas can damage the fuel system of an with gasoline in the tank inside a building engine while in storage . where fumes may reach an open flame 1 . Drain the fuel tank . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before 2 . Start the engine and let it run until the storing in any enclosure . fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent Remove mower from tractor for winter damage may occur . storage . When mower is to be stored for a • Use fresh fuel next season . period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a alternative in minimizing the formation of clean , dry area . fuel gum deposits during storage . Add 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - in the Maintenance section of this age container . Always follow the mix ratio manual ) . found on stabilizer container . Run engine 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer ( See belt replacement instructions in to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - the Service and Adjustments section of buretor . Do not drain the gas tank and this manual ) . carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance ENGINE OIL section of this manual . 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace are securely fastened . Inspect moving with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in parts for damage , breakage and wear . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . Replace if necessary . CYLINDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . BATTERY 3 . Turn ignition key to start position for a • Fully charge the battery for storage . few seconds to distribute oil . • After a period of time in storage , battery 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . may require recharging . OTHER • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , • Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TOin • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • After cleaning , leave cables discon - • If possible , store your tractor indoors nected and place cables where they and cover it to give protection from dust cannot come in contact with battery and dirt . terminals . • Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - • If battery is removed from tractor for tective cover that does not retain mois - storage , do not store battery directly on ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot concrete or damp surfaces . breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . ENGINE IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm . 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 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before Engine flooded . 3 . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 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 adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace 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 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . 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 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of 8 . adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . engaged . 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 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence 9 . 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 " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves 3 . Clean underside of mower and trash under mower . continued ) housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Drain fuel tank and refill 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . with fresh gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace 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 adjustment . qualified service center . 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 . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety 1 . Check wiring , switches and to run when connections . If not corrected , presence control system . contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . Worn , bentorloose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . 3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , open vent holes . 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 : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 2 . Worn / damaged mower 2 . Replace mower drive belt . not rotate ( con't ) drive belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley • 4 . Frozen blade mandrel • 4 . Contact aSears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade • 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 • Improper blades used • 10 • Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 11 • Clean around mandrels to • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " • Headlight ( s ) not 1 . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch • 3 . Check / replace light switch . 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 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connec - charge 2 . tions . 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator • 4 . Replace alternator . 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 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . 1 . 1 . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set at " SLOW " when turning " SLOW " position and allowefore to idle for 30 seconds b engine position for 30 seconds " OFF " before stopping engine . stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 SCHEMATIC ÷ 0E0 OII1 OLAOK BATTERY RE ° RE ° FUSE STARTER BLACK ( OPTIONAL ) i I WHITE i @ , AMMETER i I SOLENOID CLUTCH / BRAKE ( PEDAL UP ) ) G AI ( WHITE IGNITION ( NOT OCCUPIED ) SWITCH SEAT SWITCH i I i ' i I ° LACK i I BLACK i ] I _ ° LACK OL * O ( CKLUTCR ; _ ' _ ] ' " GROUNDING CONNECTOR t ( OPTIONAL ) w _ _ SPARK • ° LACK IGNITION _ PLUGPGS UNIT _ UGA ( 2 PL ON t LINE = TWIN DYE ENGINES ) 9 CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3300 RPM 3 AMP bC @ 3600 RPM ( CHARGING SYSTEM D ] _ CON NECTED ) FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID RED I I J UGHT'NG SYSTEM _ _ ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) I ORANGE 5AMPAC @ 3600RPM _ MUT _ DIOD _ DIODEi _ jALTERNATOR i \ 14 VOLTS AC M _ N @ 3600 RPM ( LEGHTS OFF ) NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS BROWN EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIR HEADLIGHTS OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS BRIGHTNESS OF THE / / WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NON - REMOVABLE WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS CONNECTIONS SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . IGNITION SWITCH REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / UGHT B + A1 A2 + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN B + A1 NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO START B + S + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 ELECTRICAL 22 x it / / I I 42 41 I I 26 - x I I I I I \ 52 29 28 27 I I 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20unc x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery Fender 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 175688 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga 11 " red 25 146147 Cable Battery 6 Ga w / 16 wire red 26 175158 Fuse 20 AMP 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Uncblack 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga 12 " 29 121305X Switch Plunger Nc Gray 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key lgn 40 179720 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Battery Fender NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 39 166 2O8 208 208 chassis - Laser - It . stlt 27 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis Stamping 2 176554 Drawbar 3 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 168337X013 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 174996 Panel , Dash , L . H . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 185682X558 Hood Assembly Laser 18 184921 Bumper Extrusion 26 STD541437 Nut 28 175049 Grille Lens Asm 29 174332X599 Lens , Laser 30 174738X558 Fend / Ftrest Pnt STLT 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tytar 38 175710 Bracket Asm . Pivot Mower Re 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 154966 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Jod Pivot Chassis / Hood 166 171875 Screw 13 - 16 x 3 / 4 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYTT 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 BL 212 175143 Insert Lens Reflective - - 5479J Plug , Button NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 GROUND DRIVE 32 62 36 36 16 3 _ 52 • 53 h , 103 30 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transmission ( See Breakdown ) 73 169182 Strap , Torque , Rh Hydro Gear Model 322 - 0510 74 137057 Spacer , Axle / Washer 25 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 8 165866 Rod , Shift 75 121749X 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 76 12000001 Ring , E 14 STD551125 Washer Lock 1 / 4 77 123583X Key , Square Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 15 74490544 Bolt Hex PIghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 78 121748X Shaft Asm Cross 16 73800500 Nut , Lock Hex w / Ins 81 165596 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 82 165711 Spring , Torsion2 19 73800600 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 3 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 21 130564 Knob 84 169843 Link Transaxle 22 169498 Rod , Brake 89 164890X428 Console , Shift 24 73350600 Nut 90 124346X Nut Self - Thd Wshd 1 / 4 25 106888X Spring , Rod , Brake 95 170201 Control Asm Bypass Hydro 26 19131316 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . 96 STD624003 Spring , Retainer 1 " 27 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 103 73940800 Nut , Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 UNF 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 174973 Bracket , Transmission 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Hex 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 3 / 4 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Washer 5 / 16 x 1.0 x 1.25 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 156 81660029 36 19211616 Washer 158 1655 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift 37 1572H Pin , Roll 159 183900 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnkr . 39 74760648 Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 G 5 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 Uric 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 162 73680400 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Belt 163 74780416 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drustl 164 19091010 Washer 5 / 8 x . 281 x 10 Ga . Bracket Pivot Lever 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 165 165623 50 72110612 Bolt 166 166880 Screw 5 / 16 x 1.0 x . 125 51 STD541437 Nut 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 52 STD541431 NutCrownlock 5 / 16 - 18 169 165580 Plate Fastener Cross Shaft 53 105710X Link , Clutch 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - tn 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 1 / 4 199 169612 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 Uric 57 140294 V - Belt , Drive 200 72140508 Bolt RdHd Sqnk1 5 / 16 - 18 Unc x 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Bolt Carr . Sh 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 202 72110614 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 62 8883R Cover , Pedal Washer 17 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 205 19171616 64 71170764 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 x 4 Gr . 5 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 65 10040700 Washer 250 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 66 154778 Keeper , Belt Engine Hydro 70 134683 Guide , Be _ t , Mower Drive RH NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 71 169183 Strap , Torque , Lh 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 STEERING ASSEMBLY - _ 39 Is1 1 _ T I 67 67 J 47 67 32 68 43 / 8 I i / 15 30 f 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 139768 Steering Wheel 2 175131 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Gauge 7 19272016 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 9 3366R Bearing , Steering Column 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 Unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Assembly , Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , Drag 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Gauge 29 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cotter 32 130465 Rod , Tie 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 139769 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 x 2 - 3 / 8 40 STD541537 Nut Lock Center 3 / 8 - 24 Unf 41 100711L Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Gauge 44 180640 Extension Shaft Steering 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 183226 Fitting , Greasek 51 73540400 Nut Crownloc 1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 28unf x 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72140618 Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 85 133835 Fastener Christmas Tree 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip Steering NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 ENGINE 81 13 4 I 14 78 " 33 17 31 29 23 J \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170545 Control Throt / Ch 2 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 xl / 2 3 Engine ( See Breakdown ) Briggs Model 31C707 - 0230 - E1 4 137352 Muffler Exhaust B & S Lt 13 165291 Gasket 1 313 IdTin Plated 14 148456 Tube Drain oil easy 16 STD551237 Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3 / 8 23 169837 Shield Browning / Debris Guard 29 137180 Arrestor Spark25 31 184900 Tank Fuel 1 Fr 32 140527 Cap Asm Fuel 33 123487X Clamp Hose BIk 37 137040 Line Fuel 20 " 38 181654 Plug drain oil easy 40 124028X Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line3 / 44 17670412 Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20x 4 45 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 X 7 / 8 X 16ga 72 183906 Screw Socket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16x1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Flange 1 / 4 - 20 Starter Nut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ f I I I I I i / / _ _ _ 11 I ii 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 140122 Seat 3350 BIk / blk Craftsman 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 1td - 2 140551 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk ) 14 72050412 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16unc X 1 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 X 3 / 4 X 10 Ga 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 5 145006 Clip Push In Hinged 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 Unc - 2A 7 124181X Nut Hex Lock w / ins 5 / 16 - 18 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 22 STD541431 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 X 1 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 X 1 - 3 / 16 X 12 Ga . 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 X 1 X 14 Ga 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 X 62 10 182493 Pan Pnt Seat 11 166369 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches Knob Seat Adj Wingnut 12 121246X 1 inch = 25.4 mm Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 DECALS 2 13 10 4 13 6 3 7 7 \ 20 11 5 12 15 - - 16 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156811 13 186787 Decal , Oper . Instr . Decal , Dash Panel 2 186801 14 16O396 Decal , Hood Replacement Decal , V - Belt Schematic 3 184728 15 186377 Decal , Hood , R . H + Decal , Engine 4 184729 Decal , Hood , L . H + 16 172331 Decal , Mower Hvy . Duty 12 Ga . 5 179128 20 149516 Decal , Deck " B " 42 " Decal Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 6 133644 Decal , Customer Maintenance 169210 Decal , Bypass 7 184730 Decal Hood Side LT1000 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 9 184899 165800X428 Pad Footrest LH STLT Decal , Fender , Craftsman 10 156439 165799X428 Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal , Fender Danger 11 138047 186959 Decal , Battery Owner's Manual , English 12 146046 186960 Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic Owner's Manual , Spanish KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 2 65139 Stem Value 2 _ 5,8 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 7 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front White Service 6 278H Fitting Grease 7 9040H Bearing Flange 11 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear White Service 9 106268X Tire R Ts 18x9 5 - 8 Service 10 7152J Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service 11 104757X428 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 917.272680 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 13 2 6 5 13 19 13 1718 20 19 15 32 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm Inner Spring W / Plunger 2 159471 Shaft Asm . Lift 3 105767X Pin Groove 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer21 / 32x1 x21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing Nylong 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 8 122365X Button Plunger Read 11 139865 Link Asm Lift L . H . 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 Unc 17 175689 Trunnion 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / VVsh 1 / 2 - 13 Unc 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 20 163552 Retainer Spring 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt . Lift 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 MOWER DECK 68 106 / _ 102 103 105 103 _ \ / F J / / 1011 _ / " 104 106 lC _ / _ 21 16 27 18 13 _ 5 6 19 _ 21 10 _ 9 _ 42 D man4 - Dath stir 3 . 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 52 01398887 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 2 STD533107 Bolt 53 1849 Washer , Hardened 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 54 41785156 Arm , Idler Front 55 1550 Spacer , Retainer 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 56 165723 Guard , TUV Idler 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 59 141043 Knob Custom Oval 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 67 149846 V - Belt 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 68 144959 Nut 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 92 STD541437 Mulcher Cover 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 101 136420 102 71081010 Screw ( The following blades are 103 19061216 Washer # 10 available ) 104 STD551110 Washer , Lock 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching STD ( For 105 160793 Latch Assembly , Bagger mulching mowers only ) 106 2029J Nut , Weld 11 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 129 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( For better wear when mulching ) 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 11 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift ( For bagging 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 Gr . 5 or discharging ) Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16UNC x 1 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , 131 STD533710 Arm Spring Brake Mower Vented 142 165890 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 143 157109 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 144 158634 Pulley Idler Flat 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 145 165888 Bolt Carriage Idler 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18x 5 / 8 146 171977 Spring Extension 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 147 131335 Spring Return Idler 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 148 169022 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 149 165898 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 150 19091216 Bracket Clutch 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 151 169670 Cable Clutch 42 In 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 152 169676 Washer Flat 3 / 8 " Type B 26 110452X Nut , Push 153 169674 Spring Retainer 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 154 169675 Spring Retention Lever 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 155 169671 SpacerClutch 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 156 61696729 Rod 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 157 1696 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 31 129963 Washer , Spacer 158 17720408 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 3 / 4 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 159 72140614 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged 184 19131410 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 34 STD533717 Bolt Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 3 / 4 - - 130794 Housing , Shaft and Shaft 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat Hardware Only - Pulley Not 37 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . Included 40 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC Replacement Mower , Complete 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , LH . - - 169583 45 STD624003 Retainer NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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X 122 , , < o _ 0 0 - 4 30 120 - _ > 128 Z B8 U ) _ > x _ , I 14 _ . r - m _ | 56 12 ml r - = 109 zN c O - 88 mm m o ' 1 9O O _ Z \ 76 C 3O = 83 O 19 _ rn ID 20W50 OIL j57 ' M SEAL AND O = RING KIT / ' . 127 ' M 32 12 O 125 48 59 63 7
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322 - 0510 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Brake Puck 1 170351 Main Housing , Assembly 60 142883 Puck Plate 2 170352 Side Housing , Assembly 61 142882 3 170353 Center Section , Assembly 62 142887 Brake Actuating Pin 4 170354 Swashplate , Trunion Machined 63 170410 HFHCS 1 / 4 - 20X2 W / Patch , 5 169898 Block - Assembly Special Flange 6 170355 Sealant 64 142892 Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 X 1 W / Patch 7 170356 Hex Flange Screw 1 / 4 - 20 X 1.25 65 170411 Spacer 8 170357 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Hex Double End 66 170412 Spring , Brake Arm 4Bias - SQ . HD . BOLT 5 / 16 - 2 Ribbed 9 170358 Shaft , Input 67 170413 10 170359 Ring - Retaining 68 170414 Arm , Brakeex Slotted H Nut 5 / 16 - 24 11 170360 Spacer 69 170415 Cotter Pin 3 / 32 X 3 / 4 12 169870 Ring - Retaining 70 170416 13 170361 Seal , Lip . 67 X 1.58 X . 276 71 170417 Compression Spring Brake Anti - 14 173158 Ball Brg 17MM ID X 40MM OD X Drag 12MM 72 170418 Washer , HT . 5 I . D . X 10 . D . X . 032 16 170362 Hex FLlange Head Screw 5 / 16 - 24 X 0.75 73 142884 Plat - Washer 11 / 32 I . D . X 7 / 8 O . D . 17 170363 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Oil Seal . 625 X 1.0 X . 25 18 170364 Arm , Control 74 170419 19 173159 Bearing , 30X52X13 Thrust 75 170420 Check Plug Assembly , . 027 , Washer 23 170365 Check Plug Assembly , Washer 24 170366 Shaft , Meter1 76 170421 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Friction Pack 27 170367 Gear - Pinion , 13T 77 170422 Puck , . 330 X 1.50 X . 0975 28 170368 10T / 48T GEAR 78 142969 Spring , Helicl Comp 29 170369 Gear , 10T Jackshaft 79 142980 Spacer 30 170370 60T Bull Gear 80 150778 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24 31 170371 Sleeve Bearing . 75 X 1.575 X UNJF ( Nylon Insert ) . 625 81 170423 Wedge , Friction Pack 32 170389 Sleeve Bearing 82 170424 Clip , Washer . 316X1.50X . 1046 ( Outboard ) . 75X1.750X . 625 ( Plated ) 33 142991 Washer , 3 / 4 ID X 1 - 1 / 20D X . 13 83 161168 Pin , Standard Headless TH K 84 170425 Fitting , 5 / 16 Sae 5 / 32 Tube 34 170390 Lip Seal Axle Seal 85 170426 Hose , Expansion Tank 35 170391 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 11.39 ( Key , 87 173160 Cap , Vent R . H . ) 88 170429 Bolt , Self Tapping 10 - 32 X 1 / 2 36 170392 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 16.99 ( Key , 90 170430 Puck , Inner Wedge L . H . ) 93 170431 Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector 37 150792 Miter Gear ( SPLINED ) 107 170432 Washer , Motershaft 38 150793 MiterGear 15T ( 0.5 ID ) 108 170433 39 150809 Shaft . 71 IDX1 . 15ODX . 030THK 40 170393 Ring , Spiral Retaining 109 170434 Plug , Sae # 6 41 170394 Pin , Jackshaft 111 170435 O - ring . 07 x . 301 I . D . 42 170395 Magnet , Rting 113 170437 Bracket , Support Expansion Tank 43 170396 Spring , Bypass 44 150797 Hydro mtg Screw 3 / 8 - 24 X 2.5 116 170438 Slilicon Sponge Fan Long 119 41731610 45 170397 Flilter 120 1704 PulleyT . # 12 E Screw - lindented Hex 46 170398 Base , Filter 122 173162 Washer Head 47 170399 Actuator , Bypass 48 170400 Rod , Bypass Actuator 123 173163 Bracket Belt Keeper 49 170401 Arm , Bypass 124 170444 Center Section - Filter - Bypass 50 170402 Retaining Ring . 250 External Assembly 51 170403 Seal , Lip . 741 X . 250 X . 250 TC 125 170445 Filter Assembly 52 170404 Flat Washer , 5 / 8 ID X 1.00D X 126 173164 Fan - Pulley Service Aassembly . 05THK 127 170447 Seal - O - ring Kit 53 170405 Retaining Ring 128 173165 Kit , Expansion Tank 54 170406 Bearing , Center Block 900 171613 Transaxle , complete 55 142977 Spring - Helical Compression 56 142978 Washer NOTE : All component dimensions given in 57 150798 20W - 50 OIL72 . 8 oz U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 58 170407 Brake Yoke 59 170408 Rotor , Brake 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 2 _ 27 8 _ 6 _ 1 _ 718 _ 434 1o _ 11 _ 584 _ 9 _ 3o7 _ 1264 _ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868 _ 12 943 o 741 _ ) 1270 20 @ 8170 1022 51 691 ( _ 524 _ 8420 4J 1019 LABEL KIT 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL 12 [ 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 150 24 31 C707 - 0230 - E l 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 617 { _ 1022 238 _ 3 868 35 13 _ 4 _ 847J 1022 830 383 524 0 1022 914 616 404 # 614 216f 267 _ 334 7o9 o51 , J 31 C707 - 0230 - E 1 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 634A _ ) _ L 118 601 240 137 276 @ 947 96e _ 121 CARBURE _ R OVERHA _ ET 1266A _ 987 ( _ 104 _ 127 _ 231 ' _ 276 @ 105 [ _ 137 _ , 93 _ 106 [ _ 142 617 _ 95 _ ' 634 _ _ 117 _ 1266 1266A _ 977 CARBURE ( _ R GASKET SET 276 @ 54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 305A 643 3o _ 729 801 697 _ 37 _ 74 803 _ 310 _ 311 75 @ 579 _ _ 503 _ 462 1070 802 @ 8o _ A 1005 _ 1044 _ 1051 _ 513 _ _ 54o4A3 , , 3 , oi 363 # 23 _ 783 _ 31 10 _ 83A _ 1A NOTE : For Replacement Starter Motor , See Reference 309 . 55
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 118 697492 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto 121 697241 Carburetor Side ) 125 697190 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 127 695005 Plug - Welch Valve - ThrottleShaft 4 697106 Sump - Engine 130 691750 Kit - Throttle 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 131 494379 FIoat - Carbu retor 7 692410 , + Gasket - Cylinder Head 133 64943815 9 697109 • Gasket - Breather 137 2811 Q : I : Gasket - Float Bowl 10 697157 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual 11 697113 Tube - Breather Choke ) 12 697110 • Gasket - Crankcase 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) Matic ) O Nozzle - Carburetor 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 142 36971409 16 697127 Crankshaft 146 6916 Key - Timing Connector - Hose 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 186 692317 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase Cover / 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required Sump ) Length ) 23 693557 Flywheel 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm Link - Mechanical Governor 25 697159 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 202 691841 697160 Piston Assembly ( . 010 " Over - 209 692208 Spring - Governor Link - Choke size ) 216 691840 Bracket - Controlr 697162 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 222 694042 Lever - Governo Control size ) 227 691374 697163 Piston Assembly ( . 030 " Over - 231 691636 Screw ( Choke Valve ) size ) 232 691842 Spring - Governor Cap - Valve 26 697164 Ring Set ( Standard ) 238 691843 Filter - Fuel 697165 Ring Set ( . 010 " Oversize ) 240 394358 Clamp - Casing 697171 Ring Set ( . O2O " Oversize ) 265 691024 697172 Ring Set ( . 030 " Oversize ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 27 697100 Lock - Piston Pin 276 692255 _ : 1 : Washer - Sealing 28 697099 Pin - Piston 304 698402 Housing - Blower 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 33 495856 Valve - Exhaust 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 34 495857 Valve - Intake 307 691003 Screw { Cylinder Shield ) Motor - Starter 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 309 693551 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 309A . . . . . . . . Motor - Starter ( For Replace - ment 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 40 691752 Retainer - Valve Starter Motor , See Reference 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 309 ) 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 46 697687 Camshaft 311 497608 Brush Sett Brush Se 48 697761 Short Block ( 31C707 - 0230 - E2 311A 395538 Replacement 333 492341 Armature - Magneto Engine - art not available ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 337 491055 Plug - Spark 51 692137 , , 0 : [ : + Gasket - Intake 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 73 697384 Screen - Rotating RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 74 697987 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) High Speed : 3000 - 3200 75 690582 Washer ( Flywheel ) 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) - Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 93 690602 Q Bushing - Throttle Shaft O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture 121 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) : I : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed 977 104 690525 Q Pin - Float Hinge + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 105 231855 Q Valve - Float Needle 106 690577 Q Seat - Inlet NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) 117 694352 Q Jet - Main ( Standard ) 56
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272680 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 868 690968 ° + Seal - nValve 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 876 495877 Kit - Pinio Spring 445 698083 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 877 393456 Wire - Connector / Alternator 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 896 691641 Pin - Drive Retainer 474 696459 Alternator 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 503 691532 Strap - Starter 947 694393 Solenoid - Fuel 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 950 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 510 693699 Drive - Starter 967 697015 Filter - Pre rCleaner 510A 497606 Drive - Starter 968 698403 Cover - AirCleane 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 975 495933 Bowl - Float 523 697086 Dipstick 977 690192 Gasket Set - Carburetor 524 691032 , SeaI - DipstickTube 987 691326 { 3 Seal - Throttle Shaft 525 697184 Tube - Dipstick 1005 697853 Fan - Flywheel 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1019 697143 Kit - LabelRocker 544A 390837 Starter - Armature 1022 272475 , + Gasket - Cover 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1023 692492 Cover - RockerArm 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) . . . . 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 584 697112 Cover - BreatherPassage 1029 691751 Arm - Rockerh 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1034 690822 Guide - Pus Rod 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1036 695700 Label - Emission 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1040 698368 Plate - Trim 617 692138 { 3 ° SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1044 691658 Screw ( Flywheel ) 634 690801 { 3 Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining Choke ) 1058 275038 Owner's eManuall 634A 690802 { 3 Spring / Seal Assembly ( Choke 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywhe Fan ) A Matic ) 1083 691626 Nut ( StarterTerminal ) 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1083A690958 Nut ( StarterTerminal ) 643 698401 Retainer - AirFilter 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter 691 692407 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1095 690190 Gasket Set - Valve 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1263 697124 Reed - Breatherher 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1264 697104 Screw ( Breat Reed ) 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1265 697125 Support - Blower Housingbow ) 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1266 691917 , { 3 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake El 758 697134 Counterweight 1266A697123 { 3 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight 1267 697575 Latch - BIowerHousing 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 783A 693059 Gear - Pinion 1279 690960 Screw ( Blower Housing Sup - 789 698329 Harness - Wiring port ) 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 801 691283 Cap - Drive RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 210000 801A 394856 Cap - Drive High Speed : 3000 - 32 802 691286 Cap - nEndd 802A 395537 Cap - E - - Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 803 693757 Housing - Starter { 3 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 803A 398159 Housing - Starter No . 121 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) : I : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( DipstickTube ) 977 847 697611 Dipstick / Tube Assembly + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 Allcnes NOTE : . component dimensions given in U . S . n 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57
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SERVICE NOTE 58
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ¢ . o down the face of slopes , never across the face , Do not mow _ IL ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees , Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control , Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes , 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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05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
127195 Battery
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21175688 Light socket
224152J Bulb
244799J Cable
25146147 Cable battery
26STD391020 Fuse 20 amp
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
284207J Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30163968 Switch ign
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40179720 Harness, ignition
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter rectangular 6 amp
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
8176689 Box . battery
90180449 Terminal cover
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, 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
13172105X010 Panel, assembly slkscr dash r.h.
1417490608 Screw
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 Jod pivot chassis/hood
166189747 Screw 13-16 x 3/4
17185682X558 Hood assembly laser
18184921 Bumper
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20717670508 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20817670608 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20917000612 Screw
212175143 Lens insert
26STD541437 Nut
28175049 Grille lens assembly laser
29174332X599 Grill lens
317000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30174738X558 Fend/ftrest pnt stlt
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
7473690600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9199928 Dash
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1N/P Transmission (see breakdown) hydro gear model 3...
10STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 1
10371-246213 Brush guard
10371-245994 Front bumper
10371-243223 Broadcast spreader
10371-242221 42" sweeper
10373940800 Nut
116STD533710 Bolt rdhd sq neck 3/8-16 x 1
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
14STD551125 Washer lock 1/4
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
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/ins 3/8-16
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
199169612 Bolt shoulder
200STD533110 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
202STD533717 Bolt carr. sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
20519171616 Washer
21130564 Knob pistol
212145212 Hex nut
22169498 Hg rod brake
24STD541237 Nut
25106888X Spring rod
25017000612 Scrw 3/8-16 x 3/4
26STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
27STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
30130807 Bracket, transmission
32STD523107 Bolt hex 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
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-belt
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut
52STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18
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 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 Ring, e
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81165596 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169843 Link transaxle
89164890X428 Shift console
90124346X Nut
95170201 Lever bypass
96STD624003 Spring, retainer 1"
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1400302 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2195673 Axle assembly
26126847X Bushing
2819131416 Washer
2917000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
30STD561210 Pin cotter
32192757 Rod, tie
36155106 Bushing, steering
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38139769 Insert, cap steering wheel, standard, black
3919183812 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
40STD541537 Nut lock center 3/8-24 unf
41186737 Adaptor, steering wheel
42145054X428 Steering boot
43121749X Washer
44180640 Extension shaft
46121232X Cap
47183226 Grease fitting
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 sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
68169827 Axle brace
719272016 Washer
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
85133835 Fastener
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
93366R Bearing
91175553 Steering clip
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1170545 Control, throttle paddle
13272293 Gasket 1 313 id tin plated
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
16STD551237 Washer lock ext tooth 3/8
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine (see breakdown) briggs model 31c707-0230-e1
31109202X Tank fuel 1 25 fr
32140527 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
37137040 Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
40532124028 Bushing snap nyl blk fuel line
4417670412 Screw, hex washer head, thread, roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
4517000612 Screw
4619091416 Washer
72183906 Screw . socket
7817060620 Screw
81STD541425 Nut flange 1/4-20 starter nut
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1401042 Seat 3350 blk/blk craftsman
10195530 Pan pnt 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
2140551 Bracket pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex lock w/ins 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, 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
11138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
12146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
13186787 Decal, dash panel
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15186377 Decal, engine
16172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
2186801 Decal, hood replacement
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3184728 Decal, hood, r.h.
4184729 Decal, hood, l.h.
5STD561820 Decal, deck "b" 42"
6133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
7184730 Decal hood side l71000 lt
9184899 Decal, fender, craftsman gold
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire f ts 15 x 60 -6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9122074X Tire r ts 18 x9 5-8 service
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, 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 assembly lift l.h.
12151140 Link assembly lift r.h.
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)
3105767X Pin
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
4STD581062 E ring #5133-62
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7125631X Grip
8125925X Button plunger read
05479J Plug
0169210 Decal, by pass lt hydro
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0186959 Owner's manual, english
0186960 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1176027 Mower deck assembly, 42"
10140296 Washer
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
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 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 3/4
16174493 Stripper
18STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
18419131410 Washer
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 carriage 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
5STD624008 Retainer spring
52139888 Bolt
53184907 Arm brake
54178515 Flat washer
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, motorshaft .71 id x 1.15 odx .030 thk
109142914 Plug, sae #6
11170360 Spacer
111170435 O ring .07 x .301 i.d.
113170437 Support bracket
116173165 Silicon sponge
119173161 Fan
12169870 Ring , retainer
120170440 Pulley, 3.68
122173162 #12 t.f. screw lindented hex washer head
123173163 Bracket belt keeper
124170444 Kit, center section filter bypass center sectio...
125173098 Filter assembly
126173164 Fan pulleys
127170447 Kit, sel - lip seal .67 x 1.58 x .276; lip seal...
128173165 Expansion kit
13170361 Seal, lip, .67 x 1.58 x .276
14169869 Ball brg 17mm id x 40mm od x 12mm
16170362 Hex flange head screw 5/16-24 x 0.75
17170363 Seal, lip 18 x 32 x 7
18170364 Control arm
19150771 Bearing, 30 x 52 x 13 thrust
2170352 Housing
23170365 Check plug assembly, washer
24170366 Shaft, motor 1
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 sleeve bearin...
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
42170395 Magnet , ring
43170396 Spring , bypass
44150797 Hydro mtg screw 3/8-24 x 2.5 long
45170398 Filter
46170398 Base , filter
47170400 Actuator, bypass
48170400 Rod, bypass actuator
49170401 Arm, bypass
5169898 Kit, cylinder block (10cc); 10cc cylinder block...
50170402 Retaining ring
51170403 Seal, lip, .741 x .250 x .250 tc
52170404 Flat washer
53170405 Retaining ring
54170406 Bearing, center block
55142977 Spring
56142978 Washer
57N/P 20w-50 oil 72.8 oz
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
66189386 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
83161168 Pin, standard headless
84170425 Fitting, 5/16 sae 5/32 tube
85170426 Expansion hose
87173160 Cap , vent
88161175 Bolt, self tapping 10-32 x 1/2
9170358 Input shaft
90170430 Puck, inner wedge
900171613 Transaxle
93170431 Spring clip