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Owner's Manual I ( " " FTSMnI N , LAWN TRACTOR 22.0 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No . 917.272850 This product has a low emission engine which operates ] [ _ differently from previously budt engines . Before you start the engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . 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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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Assembly / P re - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e32r Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 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 . • Never carry passengers . _ WARNING : In order to prevent ac - • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - cidental starting when setting up , trans - lutely necessary . Always look down and porting , adjusting or making repairs , behind before and while backing . always disconnect spark plug wire and • Be aware of the mower discharge direc - place wire where it cannot contact spark tion and do not point it at anyone . Do plug . not operate the mower without either _ , WARNING : Do not coast down a hill the entire grass catcher or the guard in place . in neutral , you may lose control of the • Slow down before turning . tractor . • Never leave a running machine unat - _ WARNING : Tow only the attachments tended . Always turn off blades , set that are recommended by and comply parking brake , stop engine , and remove with specifications of the manufacturer of keys before dismounting . your tractor . Use common sense when • Turn off blades when not mowing . towing . Operate only at the lowest pos - • Stop engine before removing grass sible speed when on a slope . Too heavy catcher or unclogging chute . of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . • Mow only in daylight or good artificial Tires can lose traction with the ground light . and cause you to lose control of your • Do not operate the machine while under tractor . the influence of alcohol or drugs . • Watch for traffic when operating near or _ WARNING : Engine exhaust , some crossing roadways . of its constituents , and certain vehicle • Use extra care when loading or un - components contain or emit chemicalsause loading the machine into a trailer or known to the State of California to c truck . cancer and birth defects or other repro - • Data indicates that operators , age 60 ductive harm . years and above , are involved in a large _ WARNING : Battery posts , terminals percentage of riding mower - related in - juries . These operators should evaluate and related accessories contain lead and their ability to operate the riding mower lead compounds , chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and safely enough to protect themselves 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 • Read , understand , and follow all instruc - or other debris which can cause build - tions in the manual and on the machine up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel before starting . spillage before operating or storing there • Only allow responsible adults , who are machine . Allow machine to cool befo familiar with the instructions , to operate storage . the machine . • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked II . SLOPE OPERATION up and thrown by the blade . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - • Be sure the area is clear of other people of - control and tipover accidents , which can before mowing . Stop machine if anyone result in severe injury or death . All slopes enters the area . require extra caution . If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do 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 IV . SERVICE while on the slope . • Follow the manufacturer's recommend - • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are flammable and ations for wheel weights or counter - vapors are explosive . weights to improve stability . - Use only an approved container . • Use extra care with grass catchers or - Never remove gas cap or add fuel other attachments . These can change with the engine running . Allow the stability of the machine . engine to cool before refueling . Do • Keep all movement on the slopes slow not smoke . and gradual Do not make sudden - Never refuel the machine indoors . changes in speed or direction . - Never store the machine or fuel con - • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tainer inside where there is an tires lose traction , disengage the blades open flame , such as a water heater . and proceed slowly straight down the • Never run a machine inside a closed slope . area . DO NOT : • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradually ment in good condition . downhill , if possible . • Never tamper with safety devices . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , Check their proper operation regularly . or embankments . The mower could • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves in . storing . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced • Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , • Do not try to stabilize the machine by before restarting . putting your foot on the ground . • Never make adjustments or repairs with • Do not use grass catcher on steep the engine running . slopes . • Grass catcher components are subject III . CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or Tragic accidents can occur if the operator allow objects to be thrown . Frequently is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the ma - check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - when necessary . sume that children will remain where you last saw them . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and • Keep children out of the mowing areaher and under the watchful care of anot use extra caution when servicing them . • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - responsible adult . • 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 . • Be 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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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor . It has been designed , 3asoline 3.5 engineered and manufactured to give 3apacity and Unleaded and you the best possible dependability and Type : Regular performance . 3il Type SAE 30 Should you experience any problem you API - SF - SJ ) : ( above 32 ° F ) cannot easily remedy , please contact a SAE 5W - 30 Sears or other qualified service center . ( below 32 ° F ) We have competent , well - trained techni - cians and the proper tools to service or 3il Capacity : 4.0 Pints repair this tractor . Spark Plug : Champion QC12YC Please read and retain this manual . The [ Gap : . 040 " ) instructions will enable you to assemble 3round Speed ( MPH ) : and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . Forward : 1st 1.2 2nd 1.5 REPAIR AGREEMENT 3rd 2.4 A Repair Agreement is available on this 4th 3.5 product . Contact your nearest Sears store 5th 4.8 for details . 6th 5.3 Reverse : 1.5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules . Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI • Follow a regular schedule in main - Rear : 10 PSI taining , caring for and using your tractor . 3harging 3 Amps Battery • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - System : 5 Amps Headlights nance " and " Storage " sections of this Battery : Amp / Hr : 35 _ oWAwenr's manual . Min . CCA : 280 RNING : This tractor is equipped Case Size : U1R with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unim - Blade Bolt Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your near - est Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . 6
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Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer @ ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 2 - 20 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 SEtxeteenrisnigon teering Shaft Steering Wheel Boot Adapter Seat ( 1 ) Washer @ 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob For Future Use Slope Sheet Video Cassette Keys ( 2 ) Keys " - t 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 ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below . ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge Steering _ teering When right or left hand is mentioned in Wheel Boot this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the Tabs steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM Adapter - - - - - _ _ _ _ _ j Extension CARTON Sha _ UNPACK CARTON 1 / 4 Locknut - - - - - ' - ' ' _ 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and _ ' " _ 1 / 4 Hex Bolt parts boxes from carton . Lower - - ' . _ . _ _ 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - Steer ng / _ - . . . , els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . , ' " ' - . _ Tab 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or _ - " _ _ _ - " Slots cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - tor hood and grill . ATTACH STEERING WHEEL IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND staples in skid that may puncture tires BOOT where tractor is to roll off skid . 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - ing shaft . Align mounting holes in ex - HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 CHECK BATTERY hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - NOTE : If this battery is put into service curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . after month and year indicated on label 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab ( label located between terminals ) charge slots in dash and push down to secure . battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 INSTALL STEERING WHEEL amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so section of this manual for charging instruc - they are pointing straight forward . tions ) . 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto _ ' _ t - _ . - " : Label steering shaft extension . 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide inside boot and onto adapter . 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex nut and tighten securely . 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel . 8
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INSTALL SEAT TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Adjust seat before tightening adjustment Operation section for location and knob . function of controls ) 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise washer securing seat to cardboard attachment lift lever to its highest po - packing and set aside for assembly of sition . seat to tractor . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from clutch / brake pedal . the cardboard packing . Remove the 3 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) cardboard packing and discard . position . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . shoulder bolts are positioned over the 5 . Remove banding holding deflector large slotted holes in pan . shield up against tractor . 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear ( See Operation section for location of tractor . and function of controls ) 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - A ( _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - semble adjustment knob and flat derstand and follow all instructions in the washer loosely . Do not tighten . Operation section of this manual . Be usurere 6 . Lower seat into operating position and tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s sit in seat . the area in front of tractor is clear of other 7 . Slide seat until a comfortable position people and objects . is reached which allows you to press 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps clutch / brake pedal all the way down . have been completed . 8 . Get off seat without moving its ad - 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank justed position . with gasoline . 9 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , knob securely . depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi - Seat I tion . 6 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle Shoulder position . Bolts 7 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position and hold . Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . 8 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid . 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set park - ing brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . Adjustment 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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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS ( If previously removed ) 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in See the figures that are shown for replac - upright position . ing motion and mower blade drive belts 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front in the Service and Adjustments section of mower deck opening and slide into of this manual . Verify that the belts are place , as shown . routed correctly . 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM mower deck . After you learn how to operate your trac - 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of tor , check to see that the brake is properly mower deck . adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of Deflector this manual . Shield Mulcher Plate , / CHECKL IS T Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor , we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product . Latch Please review the following checklist : Hooks , / All assembly instructions have been completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . _ CAUTION : Do not remove deflector , / Battery is properly prepared and shield from mower . charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - DISCHARGING ened securely . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - a safe place . Your mower is now ready for ping purposes , the tires were overin - discharging or installation of optional grass flated at the factory ) . catcher accessory . , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled NOTE : It is not necessary to change side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting blades . The mulcher blades are designed results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for discharging and bagging also . for leveling ) . CHECKTIRE PRESSURE , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure The tires on your tractor were overin - they are routed properly around pulleys flated at the factory for shipping purposes . and inside all belt keepers . Correct tire pressure is important for best , / Check wiring . See that all connections cutting performance . are still secure and wires are properly • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown intion clamped . " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sec While learning how to use your tractor , pay of this manual . extra attention to the following important items : CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Engine oil is at proper level . For best cutting results , mower hous - , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - ing should be properly leveled . See " TO lar unleaded gasoline . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service , / Become familiar with all controls - their and Adjustments section of this manual . location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . 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 HIGH 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 indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicatesa 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 and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury J _ 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 . Attachment Ignition Switch Light Switch Position Clutch Lever I Ammeter 2 " - . Lever Plunger Choke Control Attachment Lift Lever Throttle Control Clutch / Brake Pedal Brake Lever Gearshift 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 CONTROL - Used for start - declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . ing and controlling engine speed . CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor . engine . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOU R TRACTOR IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release , _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USETHROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever Always operate engine at full throttle . Position • Operating engine at less than full Choke throttle reduces the battery charging inition Key rate . " Disengaged " • Full throttle offers the best bagging and Thn Position mower performance . Brake TO USE CHOKE CONTROL " Engaged " Position Use choke control whenever you are start - Clutch / ing a cold engine . Do not use to start a Broke warm engine . • To engage choke control , pull knob out . Gearshift Slowly push knob in to disengage . " Disengaged " " Brake " Lever TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Position Position The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever . STOPPING 1 . Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal MOWER BLADES - depressed and gearshift lever in neutral • To stop mower blades , move attachment ( N ) position . clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . 2 . Move gearshift lever to desired po - sition . GROUND DRIVE - 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / start movement . brake pedal all the way down . IMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete • Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) stop before shifting or changing gears . position . Failure to do so will shorten the useful life ENGINE - of your transaxle . • Move throttle control to slow position . TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to The position of the attachment lift lever idle before stopping may cause engine to determines the cutting height . " backfire " . • Grasp lift lever . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and • Press plunger with thumb and move remove key . Always remove key when lever to desired position . leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use . • Never use choke to stop engine . 13
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The cutting height range is approxi - 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control . mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - sured from the ground to the blade tip with TO STOP MOWER BLADES - the engine not running . These heights disengage attachment clutch control . are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of grass and _ IUkCAUTION : Do not operate the mower types of grass being mowed . without either the entire grass catcher , • The average lawn should be cut to ap - on mowers so equipped , or the deflector proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool shield in place . season and to over 3 inches during hot Lift months . For healthier and better looking Lever High Position lawns , mow often and after moderate growth . Clutch Lever 4 ! ' _ . . . . . . . , , , , Low • For best cutting performance , grass over " " Position 6 inches in height should be mowed twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; the second to desired height . " Disengaged " Position TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in Shield operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help TO OPERATE ON HILLS prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do on a flat level surface . not drive across any slope . Use the slope 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height guide at the back of this manual . ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING • Choose the slowest speed before start - HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . ing up or down hills . 2 . With mower in desired height of cut • Avoid stopping or changing speed on position , gauge wheels should be hills . assembled so they are slightly off the • If slowing is necessary , move throttle ground . Install gauge wheel in ap - control lever to slower position . propriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and tighten clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - securely . tion and engage parking brake . 3 . Repeat for opposite side , installing • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be gauge wheel in same adjustment hole . sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement . Gauge Wheel o _ % • To restart movement , slowly release Mounting \ _ - . _ _ _ / - _ j _ parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . • Make all turns slowly . Bracket 2 _ . _ _ _ TO TRANSPORT Locknut - - - - - - - : _ / _ _ f \ • Raise attachment lift to highest position _ Shoulder with attachment lift control . 3 / 8 Washer f _ Bolt • When pushing or towing your tractor , Gauge Wheel be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) TO OPERATE MOWER position . • Do not push or tow tractor at more than Your tractor is equipped with an operator five ( 5 ) MPH . presence sensing switch . Any attempt NOTE : To protect hood from damage by the operator to leave the seat with the when transporting your tractor on a truck engine running and the attachment clutch or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and engaged will shut off the engine . secured to tractor . Use an appropriate 1 . Select desired height of cut . means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) . 14
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - Acidic gas can damage the fuel system MENTS of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should Tow only the attachments that are recom - be emptied before storage of 30 days mended by and comply with specifications or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use engine and let it run until the fuel lines common sense when towing . Too heavy and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . next season . See Storage Instructions for Tires can lose traction with the ground and additional information . Never use engine cause you to lose control of your tractor . or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE tank or permanent damage may occur . CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL TO START ENGINE The engine in your tractor has been When starting the engine for the first time shipped , from the factory , already filled or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will with summer weight oil . take extra cranking time to move fuel from 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level the tank to the engine . ground . 1 . 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 - 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) move and read oil level . If necessary , position . add oil until " FULL ' mark on dipstick is 3 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged reached . Do not overfill . position . • For cold weather operation you should 4 . Move throttle control to fast position change oil for easier starting ( See the 5 . Pull choke control out for a cold engine oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance start attempt . For a warm engine start section of this manual ) . attempt the choke control may not be • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - needed . nance section in this manual . NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and ADD GASOLINE cold starting procedures below . 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck . Do clockwise to start position and release not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular key as soon as engine starts . Do unleaded gasoline with a minimum of not run starter continuously for more 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will than fifteen seconds per minute . If the increase carbon and lead oxide deposits engine does not start after several and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil attempts , push choke control in , wait with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quan - a few minutes and try again . If engine tities that can be used within 30 days to still does not start , pull the choke con - assure fuel freshness . trol out and retry . _ i , CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline above ) near an open flame . 7 . When engine starts , slowly push choke IMPORTANT : When operating in temper - control in until the engine begins to atures below32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean run smoothly . If the engine starts to winter grade gasoline to help insure good run roughly , pull the choke control out cold weather starting . slightly for a few seconds and then CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called continue to push the control in slowly . gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can • The attachments and ground drive can attract moisture which leads to separa - now be used . If the engine does not tion and formation of acids during storage . accept the load , restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . 15
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COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and • Do not mow grass when it is wet . below ) Wet grass will plug mower and leave 7 . When engine starts , slowly push choke undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry control in until the engine begins to run before mowing . smoothly . Continue to push the choke • Always operate engine at full throttle control in small steps allowing the en - when mowing to assure better mowing gine to accept small changes in speed performance and proper discharge of and load , until the choke control is fully material . Regulate ground speed by in . If the engine starts to run roughly , selecting a low enough gear to give the pull the choke control out slightly for a mower cutting performance as well as few seconds and then continue to push the quality of cut desired . the control in slowly . This may require • When operating attachments , select a an engine warm - up period from several ground speed that will suit the terrain seconds to several minutes , depending and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . on the temperature . • The attachments can be used during MULCHING MOWING TIPS the engine warm - up period and may IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep require the choke control be pulled out mower housing free of built - up grass and slightly . trash . Clean after each use . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 • The special mulching blade will recut feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the grass clippings many times and the carburetor fuel mixture may need to reduce them in size so that as they fall be adjusted for best engine performance onto the lawn they will disperse into ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the the grass and not be noticed . Also , the Service and Adjustments section of this mulched grass will biodegrade quickly manual ) . to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always MOWING TIPS mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) • Mower should be properly leveled for speed as this will provide the best recut - best mowing performance . See " TO ting action of the blades . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . Wet grass tends to form clumps and Service and Adjustments section of this interferes with the mulching action . The manual . best time to mow your lawn is the early • The left hand side of mower should be afternoon . At this time the grass has used for trimming . dried and the newly cut area will not be • Drive so that clippings are discharged exposed to the direct sun . onto the area that has already been • For best results , adjust the mower cut . Have the cut area to the right of cutting height so that the mower cuts the tractor . This will result in a more off only the top one - third of the grass even distribution of clippings and more blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - uniform cutting . duce your width of cut on each pass and • When mowing large areas , start by mow slowly . turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , MAX 1 / 3 driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished . / • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings . When doing a sec - ond cut , mow across or perpendicular to . ) the first cut path . • If grass is extremely tall , it should be • Change your cutting pattern from weekk to week . Mow north to south one wee mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . then change to east to west the next Make first cut relatively high ; the second week . This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn . to the desired height . 16
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _ ÷ _ , _ £ ` _ , _ ÷ _ _ o , _ , _ AS YOUCOMPLETE _ ' £ O _ . . _ . £ ` _ £ £ ` _ £ - £ ` 2 £ £ ` _ £ £ ' 7 _ . O ' " REGULAR SERVICE _ ' _ _ £ _ ERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades T Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level R Clean Battery and Terminals v ' Check Transaxie Cooling v ' Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen N _ Inspect MuffledSpark Arrester E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter t = Change more often when operating 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 . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten h - ont axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . dbs , maximum . DO not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not @ @ Spindle cover items that have been subjected to Zerk Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this @ Front Wheel @ Front Wheel manual . Bearing Bearing Zerk Zerk Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor . @ Engine / All adjustments in the Service and Adjust - ments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season . I • Once a year you should replace the - - ' _ - - _ shift spark plug , clean or replace air filter , . . . . . Pivots and check blades and belts for wear . _ SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL A new spark plug and clean air filter @ GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE assure proper air - fuel mixture and help @ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " your engine run better and last longer . 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 the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - interlock systems for proper operation . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 17
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TRACTOR 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer in exact order as Always observe safety rules when per - shown . forming any maintenance . 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . BRAKE OPERATION Lbs . torque ) . If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is grade 8 heat stopping distance at high speed in highest treated . gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( aSeend Mandrel Assembly " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service Trailing _ . BI _ , 4 ^ _ " _ _ _ , u _ n r Adjustments section of this manual ) . Edge Up / / _ ' ] _ Ce te _ TIRES < Hole • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Lock sher - tar section of this manual ) . F'at _ _ _ St • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or - insect L # : - - Blade Bolt ( Grade ) * _ control chemicals which can harm rub * A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified ber . by six lines on the bolt head . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp TO SHARPEN BLADE objects and other hazards that may 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 bladecause 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 trac - or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt tor does not function as described , repair to sharpen while on the mower . the problem immediately . • To check blade balance , you will need a • The engine should not start unless the 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , and 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 blade is balanced , it should remain in a tempt by the operator to leave the seat 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 . 5 / 8 " Bolt or . . Pin BLADE REMOVAL 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - Center Hole low access to blades . 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and BATTERY flat washer securing blade . Your tractor has a battery charging system 3 . Install new or resharpened blade which is sufficient for normal use . How - with trailing edge up towards deck as ever , periodic charging of the battery with shown . an automotive charger will extend its life . IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , • Keep battery and terminals clean . center hole in blade must align with star • Keep battery bolts tight . on mandrel assembly . 18
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Check the crankcase oil level before start - • Keepsmallvent holesopen . • Rechargeat 6 - 10 amperesfor 1 hour . ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) NOTE : The originalequipmentbatteryon hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / yourtractor is maintenancefree . Donot dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . attemptto openor removecaps or covers . Addingor checkinglevelof electrolyteis TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL not necessary . Determine temperature range expected TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS before oil change . All oil must meet API Corrosion and dirt on the battery and service classification SF - SJ . terminals can cause the battery to " leak " • Be sure tractor is on level surface . power . • Oil will drain more freely when warm . 1 . Remove terminal guard . • Catch oil in a suitable container . 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful then RED battery cable and remove not to allow dirt to enter the engine battery from tractor . when changing oil . 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain dry . valve and install the drain tube onto the 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends fitting . with wire brush until bright . Oil Drain Valve 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - leum jelly . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - Closed JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . and Locked TRANSAXLE COOLING Position Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling . V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Drain Tube Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . ENGINE 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . LUBRICATION 5 . After oil has drained completely , close Only use high quality detergent oil rated and lock the drain valve by pushing with API service classification SF - SJ . inward and turning clockwise until the Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade pin is in the locked position as shown . according to your expected operating 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the temperature . cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - SAE V _ SCOSITY GRADES stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this F 100 manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE checking level . For accurate reading , NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils tighten dipstick cap securely onto the ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils will at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap result in increased oil consumption when onto the tube securely when finished . used above 32 ° E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - eration or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year . 19
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ENGINEOIL FILTER Every 100 hours of operation ( more often under extremely dusty , dirty conditions ) , Replacethe engineoil filter everyseason remove the blower housing and other cool - or everyotheroil changeif the tractor is ing shrouds . Clean the cooling fins and used morethan 100 hours inone year . external surfaces as necessary . Make sure AIR FILTER the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . Your engine will not run properly using a NOTE : Operating the engine with a dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged after every 25 hours of operation or every cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds season . Service paper cartridge every removed will cause engine damage due to 100 hours of operation or every season , overheating . whichever occurs first . MUFFLER Service air cleaner more often under dusty Inspect and replace corroded muffler and conditions . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - 1 . Remove knobs and cover . ate a fire hazard and / or damage . TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER SPARK PLUG ( S ) 2 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning 3 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . of each mowing season or after every 4 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to first . Spark plug type and gap setting " are remove excess oil . shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace section of this manual . pre - cleaner . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE The fuel filter should be replaced once 1 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on each season . If fuel filter becomes flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - replace cartridge . retor , replacement is required . 2 . Reinstall precleaner cartridge , cover 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and and secure with knobs . plug fuel line sections . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel as kerosene , are not to be used to clean line with arrow pointing towards carbu - the cartridge . They may cause deterio - retor . ration of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry clamps are properly positioned . cartridge . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . . . . . _ . . . . Cartridge Cover _ _ Foam _ _ CLEANING Pre - Cleaner " 7 _ - - , - _ . . _ - • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign matter . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . CLEAN AIR SCREEN • Protect painted surfaces with auto - Air screen must be kept free of dirt and motive type wax . chaff to prevent engine damage from We do not recommend using a garden overheating . Clean with a wire brush or hose or pressure washer to clean your compressed air to remove dirt and stub - tractor unless the engine and transmis - born dried gum fibers . sion are covered to keep water out . Water CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor . Use compressed To insure proper cooling , make sure the air or a leaf blower to remove grass , grass screen , cooling fins , and other exter - leaves and trash from tractor and mower . nal surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times . 20
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INJURY , _ WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER - VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place gearshift 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 . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TRACTOR the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links and hook Mower will be easier to remove from the the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . right side of tractor . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - TO INSTALL MOWER GAGED " position . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to position . lower mower to its lowest position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . tor shield to right side of tractor . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide secure with retainer springs . collar off and push housing guide out 5 . Connect suspension arms to rearetainer of bracket . deck brackets and secure with r 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear bracket and secure with retainer spring . deck brackets by removing retainer 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into springs . bracket , slide collar onto guide and 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by secure with large retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension idler pulley bolt and secure with small arms . Slide mower out from under trac - retainer spring . tot . 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . Flat Washer Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spring - - _ . ' _ ; _ _ - _ Square Hole Small Retainer Clutch Spring _ Engine Spring _ _ " Pulley Retainer Spring Retainer Springs Anti - Sway Bar ( Both Sides ) \ Collar Deflector / Shield Housir Guide Large Retainer Bracket Spring 21
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• To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING on both front links an equal number of Adjust the mower while tractor is parked turns . on level ground or driveway . Make sure • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " manual ) . If tires are over or underin - against trunnion on both front links . • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " flated , you will not properly adjust your mower . from trunnion on both front links . Tighten SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT nut " E " on both front links an equal num - 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 bothr trunnion on both front links . sides of mower should be the same o within 1 / 4 " of each other . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - ment 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 _ g _ 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 of mower to _ _ trooper to ground 0 oond it " E " Nut Suspension Arm mrlJ Lift Link Adjustment Nut Front Links FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to BELT side . If the following front - to - back adjust - The mower blade drive belt may be re - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both placed without tools . Park the tractor on front links equally so mower will stay level side - to - side . level surface . Engage parking brake . To obtain the best cutting results , the BELT REMOVAL - mower housing should be adjusted so 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TOof that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " REMOVE MOWER " in this section lower than the rear when the mower is in manual ) . its highest position . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Check adjustment on right side of tractor . idler pulleys . Measure distance " D " directly in front and 3 . Pull belt away from mower . behind the mandrel at bottom edge of BELT INSTALLATION - mower housing as shown . • Before making any necessary adjust - 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys ments , check that both front links are and idler pulleys equal in length . 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves • If links are not equal in length , adjust and inside all belt guides . one link to same length as other link . . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in this section of this manual ) . 22
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With parking brake " Engaged " Mandrel _ Arm TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Pulley Park the tractor on level surface . Engage TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE parking brake . For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable of left footrest . brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle . BELT REMOVAL - If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE stop at highest speed in highest gear on a MOWER " in this section of manual ) . level , dry concrete or paved surface , then NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt brake must be checked and adjusted . and position of all belt guides and keepers . TO CHECK BRAKE 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 3 . Remove belt downward from around paved surface , depress clutch / brake engine pulley . pedal all the way down and engage 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . parking brake . Remove belt upwards from transaxle 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) pulley by deflecting belt keepers . position . The rear wheels must lock and skid when 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor . you try to manually push the tractor for - 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 between be replaced . transaxle belt keepers and onto the TO ADJUST BRAKE input pulley . 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll down and engage parking brake . around the top groove of engine pulley . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . clutching idler . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance and inside all belt guides and keepers . becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL against nut " A " . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is neces - sary . Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 23
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TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1 . Block up axle securely . Clutching 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal ( rear Stationary wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . Center NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Keeper grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . Transaxle 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining Pulley ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase tand use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealan TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEU - also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . TRAL ADJUSTMENT The transaxle should be in neutral when Washers the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock Retaining gate ) position . The adjustment is preset Rin ( at the factory ; however , if adjustment is Axle needed , proceed as follows : 1 . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) . NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move freely , the transaxle is in neutral . 2 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the I right rear wheel . Square Key 3 . Position the gear shift lever in the neu - ( Rear Wheel Only ) tral ( N ) position . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed TERY to get to adjustment bolt , move mower _ WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - deck height to the lowest position . erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame and smoking materials away from bat - Neutral Lock Gate Gearshift Lever teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow this procedure : IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped Adjustment Bolt with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - your tractor battery to start other vehicles . MENT TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - If steering wheel crossbars are not 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steer - to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short horizontal . Tighten securely . against tractor chassis . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of The front wheel toe - in and camber are not fully charged battery . adjustable on your tractor . If damage hasor 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , camber , contact a Sears or other qualified away from fuel tank and battery . service center . 24
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TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill . then from the fully charged battery . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . Weak or Dead Fully Charged TO REPLACE FUSE Battery Battery Replace with 20 amp automotive - type REPLACING BATTERY plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located behind the dash . _ WARNING : Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - other object to contact both terminals at SEMBLY the same time . Before connecting battery , 1 . Raise hood . remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . rings , etc . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at Positive terminal must be connected sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of first to prevent sparking from accidental tractor . grounding . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - 1 . Lift hood to raised position . connect the headlight wire connector . 2 . Remove terminal guard . 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . Hood 4 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . 6 . First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely 8 . Close terminal access doors . 9 . Close hood . Hex Bolt Nut Terminal . y , . Access _ . - " , , . Door Positive Cable Terminal _ Negative Guard ( Black ) Cable 25
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TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ENGINE Maintenance , repair , or replacement of Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your the emission control devices and systems , engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems , take oyourr which are being done at the customers ex - tractor to an authorized service center f pense , may be performed by any non - road repair and / or adjustment . engine repair establishment or individual . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Warranty repairs must be performed by an not adjust - damage may result . authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL engine governor , which is factory set CABLE for proper engine speed . Overspeed - ing the engine above the factory high The throttle control has been preset at the speed setting can be dangerous . If you factory and adjustment should not be nec - think the engine - governed high speed essary . Check adjustment as described needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other below before loosening cable . If adjust - qualified service center , , which has proper ment is necessary , proceed as follows : equipment and experience to make any 1 . With engine not running , move throttle necessary adjustments . control lever to fast position . 2 . Check that swivel is against stop . If it is not , loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop . Tighten cable clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - ment is necessary , proceed as follows : Swivel Clampw 1 . With engine not running , move choke Scre control ( located on dash panel ) to full choke position . 2 . Loosen knob and remove cover as - sembly from air cleaner . 3 . Choke should be closed . If it is not , loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed . Tighten casing clamp screw securely . 4 . Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob . Clamp Screw 26
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using age at the end of the season or if the trac - ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tor will not be used for 30 days or more . which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - _ WARNING : Never store the tractor age the fuel system of an engine while in with gasoline in the tank inside a building 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 . Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in are securely fastened . Inspect moving the Maintenance section of this manual ) . parts for damage , breakage and wear . 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 . Also , alcohol 27
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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 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . . 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 carburetor , 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 . 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 . . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . Drain fuel tank and refill 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . with fresh gasoline . . 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 Engine valves out of 8 . adjustment . qualified service center . . Engine will not Clutch / brake pedal not 1 . Depress clutch / brake turn over depressed . pedal . 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 . 9 . Contact a Sears or other Faulty operator presence 9 . switch ( es ) . qualified service center . . Engine clicks but 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 . 28
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too Set in " Higher Cut " position / fast . reduce speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " 2 . Adjust throttle control . position . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves . and trash under mower housing . 4 . 4 . Dirty air filter . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . 6 . Faulty spark plug . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Drain fuel tank and carbure - tor , 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 . Replace blade mandrel . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and connections . If not to run presence control system . contact a Sears or other when operator leaves seat with qualified service center . with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . Worn , bent or loose 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 . Replace blade mandrel . 5 . 5 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower 2 . Replace mower drive belt . drive belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Replace blade mandrel . 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 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leavesr . and trash under mowe 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 . Clean around mandrels to 11 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 . Switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . Headlight ( s ) not 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 . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connec - charge tions . 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . . . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not when turning set at " SLOW " position " SLOW " position and allowfore for 30 seconds before to idle for 30 seconds be engine " OFF " stopping engine . stopping engine . 30
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 SCHEMATIC . Ik REDO1113 BLACK BATTERY RED RED FUSE STARTER AMMETER BLACK I ( OPTIONAL ) WHITE I I SOLENOID CLUTCH / BRAKJE ) G AI ( ( PEDAL UP ) WHITE SEAT SWITCH IGNITION ( NOT OCCUPIED ) SWITCH I I I q i 8LACK / / ° LAoK , © ] BLACK _ _ A _ ' MENT CLUTCH GROUNDINGOR CONNECT q 8LACK ( CLUTCH OFF ) SPARK • ( OPTIONAL ) w BLACK _ PLUG IGNITION UNIT GGAPS I ( 2 PLU ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) CHARGING SYST £ M OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3600 RpM 3 AMP DO @ 3600 RpM ( CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED ) \ / FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) ORANGE _ , _ . . . . _ j \ _ 4 VOLTS AC MIN @ 3600 RPM ( LIGHTS 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 F / WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NON - REMOVABLE WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS CONNECTIONS SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTSIGHTEST . WILL BECOME THEIR BR IGNITION SWITCH REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MARE " CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / LIGHT 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 _ + S + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 31
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 ELECTRICAL 22 / z \ / II / I I I I I I I 42 I I I I I i 41 I 26 J / I \ 16 \ \ ! / / / / ! / \ \ \ ! 29 I I I I 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 144927 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20unc x 3 / 4 8 7603J Case Battery 10 145211 Bolt , Btr Front 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount 12 145769 Nut , Push Nylon Battery Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch , Interlock Push - tn 21 183859 Harness Light Socket ( W / 4152j ) 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Uric 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 121305X Switch Seat 30 175566 Switch lgn 33 140403 Key Molded Craftsman 40 179720 Harness lgnin 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . F Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Uric x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 259 260 258 28 261 58 222 _ 159 208 209 2O8 219 2O 23 219 - 144 208 74 ch _ ssis - Laser - lt . stlt 21 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 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 185682X613 Hood Assembly 18 184921 Bumper Hood 20 180679 Plate Mtg . Battery / Tank 23 124028X Bushing 26 STD541437 Nut 28 184247 Grille 30 175692X613 Fend / Ftrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18x 1 / 2 38 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly , Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 58 174930 Duct Air Engine 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 Uric x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8016 Unc 114 158112 Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930 115 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 154966 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 155123X428 Cupholder Stlt Black 166 171875 Screw Hwhd Hi - Lo # 13 - 16 x 3 / 4 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tytt 208 17670608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 211 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lockve 212 184248 Insert Lens Reflecti 219 17000512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 258 184245X599 Lens Laser RH 259 184246X599 Lens Laser LH 260 184250X428 Cover Lens Laser 261 184258X428 Insert Grille Laser - - 5479J Plug , Button NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 GROUND DRIVE 57 212 70 116 56 202 t50 166 156 5 62 37 35 34 25 26 27 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 64 71170764 Bolt , Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 Peerless 206 - 545C 65 STD551143 Washer 2 146682 Spring , Return , Brake 66 154778 Keeper , Belt , Engine , Fool Proof 3 123666X Pulley , Transaxle 70 134683 Guide , Mower Drive Belt , R . H . 4 12000028 Ring , Retainer 74 137057 Spacer , Axle Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 5 121520X Strap , Torque 75 121749X1075 6 17060512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 76 STD58 E - Ring 8 165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 77 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x . 1845 / 1865Ga Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 78 121748X 11 105701X Washer , Shift Plate 79 STD580025 Key Woodruff 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 UNF W / Patch Gr . 8 80 145090 Arm , Shift 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 81 165592 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hx W / Ins 20 5 / 16 - 18 x Gr . 5 82 165711 Spring , Torsion2 18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 3 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 1 Gr . 5 84 166231 Link Transaxle 19 STD541437 Nut 85 150360 Nut , Nylock 21 106933X Knob 89 158391X428 Console , Shift , STLT 22 130804 Rod , Brake 90 124346X Nut , Self - Thding , Wsh Hd 1 / 4 24 STD541237 Nut 96 STD624003 Retainer Spring 1 / " Washer 9 / 32 x 3 4 x 10 Ga . 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 112 19091210X 26 STD551037 Washer 113 127285 Strap Torque 90 Degrees 27 STD561210 Pin 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 145 74490540 Bolt , Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 150 175456 Spacer Retainerx 32 STD523107 Bolt 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 2 x 10 Ga . Washer Srrted 5 / 161D x 1.125 34 175578 Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedal 156 166002 Bracket Shift Mount 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 158 165589 36 STD551062 Washer 159 183900 Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt 37 STD571810 Roll Pin 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Flat 39 74760648 Bolt 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 Unc Bolt Hex Fin 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 163 74780416 1 / 4 - 20 Unc x 1 Gr . 5 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove , Plastic 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl 164 19091010 Washer 5 / 8 x . 281 x 10 Ga . Bracket Pivot Lever 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 165 165623 50 72110612 Bolt Carr . Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 166 166880 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 169 165580 Plate Fastening Lt 53 105710X Link , Clutch 170 178394 Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear 55 105709X Spring , Clutch Return 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 ID 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 7 / 8 ID x . 105 Hd Bolt Carr . SH 57 130801 V - Belt , Ground Drive 202 72110614 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Span 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 62 8883R Cover , Pedal NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 63 175410 Pulley , Engine inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 STEERING I \ _ \ I I _ / _ 7 41 88 67 67 68 I 29 67 68 / 40 ! 10 30 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 STEERING KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 184704X428 Steering Wheel 2 172393 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 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 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 , 7Drag / 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 8 x 16 Ga . 29 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cotter 32 130465 Red , Tie 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 159946X428 Insert , Steering Wheel1 / 39 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 1 - 20D 11 Ga . 40 STD541537 Nut Lock Center 3 / 8 - 24 Unf 41 159945 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 180640 Extension Shaft Steering 46 184946X428 Cap , lSpindleock 51 73540400 Nut Crown 1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Belt Hex 1 / 4 - 28 UNF x 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72140618 Belt BDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 14 88 175118 Belt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 Unc 91 175553 Clip Steering NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 ENGINE 13 14 38 31 39 23 J 29 \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 ENGINE KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170546X505 Control , Throt Paddle 2 17720408 Screw , Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 3 Engine , B & S , ( See Breakdown ) No . 407777 - 0174 - E1 4 149723 Muffler Exhaust 5 159955 Exhaust Asm . Left 6 160589 Exhaust Asm . Right3 / 8 171877 Bolt 5 / 16 - 18unc x 4 W / Sems 10 162797 Heat Shield Lt 13 165391 Gasket , Muffler 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil EasyTooth 16 STD551237 Washer Lock Ext 3 / 8 17 17060624 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 23 169837 Shield , Brn / Dbr Guard 25 145996X505 Control Choke 26 73920600 Nut Keps 3 / 8 - 24 Unf 29 137180 Arrestor , Spark 31 157103 Tank , Fuel 32 161696 Cap Fuel Guage 33 123487X Clamp , Hose 34 106082X Spacer Pad 37 8543R Line , Fuel 38 181654 Plug , Oil Drain Easy 39 109227X Pad Idler 45 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 72 183906 Screw Socket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Starter Nut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 22 21 iIr _ j 2 _ 5 I I I 11 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180597 Seat 12 121246X Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 2 180166 13 121248X Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 1Id - 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16unc X 1 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 X 3 / 4 X 10 Ga 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc 5 145006 16 121250X Clip Push In Hinged Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 Uric 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr 5 AZinc 7 124181X 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 Unc - 2 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 X 1 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 X 1 X 14 Ga 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 X 1 - 3 / 16 X12Ga . 10 180186 Pan Pnt Seat ( blk ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 DECALS 7 5 13 2 - - 15 20 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 186386 Decal , Chassis Decal , Oper . Instr . 13 186869 2 186437 Decal , V - Belt Schematic Decal , Replacement 14 160396 3 186280 Decal , Hood , R . H . 15 179128 Decal , Deck B 42 " 4 186281 Decal , Grille RH Decal , Hood , L . H . 16 184842 5 138047 Decal , Battery 17 184843 Decal , Grille LH 6 133644 Decal , Customer Maintenance 18 164065 Decal , Strg . Whl 7 172258 Decal , HP Engine 20 149516 Decal Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 8 172331 Decal , Mower Srs - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 9 186282 Pad Footrest LH STLT Decal , Fender , Craftsman - - 165800X428 10 156439 Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal , Fender Danger - - 165799X428 11 186283 Decal , Hood Side - - 184950 Owner's Manual , English 12 146046 Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic - - 184951 Owner's Manual , Spanish KEY PART WHEELS AND TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 2 65139 Stem Value 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front White Service 6 278H Fitting Grease 7 9040H Bearing Flange 4,10 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear White Service 7 9 122082X Tire R Ts 20 X 10 - 8 Service 10 7152J Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00 11 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 5 3 13 2 6 13 19 2O 20 13 19 15 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 LIFT ASSEMBLY 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 BIk Zinc 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 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 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 MOWER DECK 67 68 157 ; _ " _ t56 i - ! 147 105 103 101 102 / _ 21 23 24 119 118 F 18 _ 112 5 6 _ 117 19F 21 42 D man - t - path . . stlt . . 3 . 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 59 141043 Guard , TUV Idler 2 STD533107 Bolt 67 184939 Knob Custom Oval V - Belt 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 68 144959 Front 92 STD541437 Nut Mulcher Cover 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 101 136420 Screw 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 102 71081010 Washer # 10 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 103 19061216 Washer , Lock 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24x1.25Gr . 8 104 STD551110 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 105 160793 Latch Assembly , Bagger Nut , Weld 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 106 2029J Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh ( The following blades are 111 179292 available ) 112 179293 Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh Screw 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 11 134149 Blade , 42 " MulchingStd ( For 113 17060510 mulching mowers only ) 114 73510500 Nut Keps 5 / 16 - 18 Unc Bolt Shoulder 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 116 4898H ( For better wear when mulching ) 117 165746 Wheel Gauge Std3 / Nut Cenferlock 8 - 16 Unc 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift ( For bagging or 118 73930600 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 4 Ga . discharing ) 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12Ga . 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 129 19131312 Bolt , Fin Hex 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 130 STD523710 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 1 Gr . 5 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 131 STD533710 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16UN0 xl Arm Spring Brake Mower 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 142 165890 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 143 157109 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 UNC 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 146 171977 Bolt Carriage Idler 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 147 131335 Spring Extension 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 26 110452X Nut , Push 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow GZinca . Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 150 19091216 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 151 169670 Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42 tn 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 152 71696764 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 153 1696 Washer Flat 3 / 8 " Type B 31 129963 Washer , Spacer 154 169675 Spring Retainer 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 155 169671 Spring Retention Lever Spacer 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged 156 61696729 34 STD533717 Bolt 157 1696 Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 158 17720408 37 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16Ga . 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 3 / 4 40 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 UNC 184 19131410 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 45 STD624003 Retainer Housing , Shaft and Shaft 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 Hardware Only - Pulley Not 48 133944 Washer , Hardened Included ) 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 UNC - - 169583 Replacement Mower , Complete 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 54 178515 Washer , Hardened NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 55 155046 Arm , Idler 1 inch = 25.4 mm 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C 35A 8 7O @ A 53 34 2g 157 # I 79 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , Dowel Pin 1 772147 Transaxle Cover 39 786026 Flat Washer 2 780086A Needle Bearing 5 / 8 " 40 792076A . 312 ID x . 059W 3 770128 Transaxle Case Brake Lever 4 776395 Countershaft 41A 790079 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 5 776409 Output Shaft 42 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 1 / 4 " 6 778364 Spur Gear ( 38teeth ) 42A 792085A Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 6A 778369 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 43 792075 Brake Pad Holder 7 778330 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 44 790025 Spacer . 2625 x 1.0ket 8 792180 Shift Key 45 786066 Brake Lever Brac 8A 792047 Woodruff Key # 9 46 786086 Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 " Long ) 9 784352 Shift Collar 47 774690 10 784378 Shift Rod & Fork 48 774691 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 2 " long ) Spur Gear ( 29 teeth ) 11 778334 Bevel Gear ( 30 teeth ) 49 778356 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 50 778338 Spur Gear ( 23 teeth ) 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( 13 teeth ) 51 778354 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ) ( Include . 14 ) 52 778352 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ) 14 778368 Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 53 778350 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) ( Include . 13 ) 54 778346 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 15 778370 Ring Gear ( 43 teeth ) 56 37783557 17 786188 Drive Pin 57 7783 Spur Gear ( 13 teeth ) Spur Gear ( 17 teeth ) 18 786102 Spacer 1.130 X . 695 58 57783531 20 792077A Ball 5 / 16 " dia 59 7783 Spur Gear ( 21 teeth ) Spur Gear ( 24 teeth ) 21 792078 Set Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 " 60 778349 Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) 22 792079 Spring . 310 OD x . 625 L 61 87783459 Flat Washer 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 65 7801 . 563 ID x . 062W 25A 792177 Screw 1 / 4 - 20x 1 - 3 / 8 " Input ShaftBrake 26 792125 Retaining Ring ( pkg of 2 ) 66 776422 Shifter & Shaft 27 792035 Retaining Ring 67 776396 Retaining Ring 28 788040 Retaining Ring 69 87921707 29 780072 Thrust Washer 70 7861 Spacer . 890 Square Cut Ring . 627 ID x . 031W 71 788069 29A 780160 Thrust Washer 71B 788092 " O " Ringasher Flat W . 762 ID x . 031W 76 780090 1.128 ID x . 058W 29B 780051 Thrust Washer1W . 762 ID x . 03 77 788078A Inverted Retaining Ring 29C 780199 Anti - Rotation Washer . 632 79 792144 Spring . 430 OD x . 5000 L Bevel & Spur Gear ( 30 & 13 30 780108 Cup Washer 82 778333 teeth ) 1.127 ID x . 032W Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 31 780001 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 056W 83 778338 Oil Fill Plug / ( Use As Needed ) 85 792154 Oil Seal 9 16 " 31A 780195 Flat Washer 87 788089A . 750 ID x . 062W 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 32 788083 Oil Seal 5 / 8 " 157 788088A Gear Oil 80W90 34 780194 Bushing . 563 180 730229A Replacement aMSTxle 35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8 " ID 900 794712 206 - 545C Trans 35A 780197 Flanged Bushing . 751 36 790075 Brake Disk NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 38 799021 Brake Pad ( pkg of 2 ) 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 , j 445 967 265 [ _ 305 267 1019 LABEL KIT 24 _ 847J 523 447 842 447A I _ 50J 163 2875 _ _ 1017 _ 524 ( _ 12 54 _ l _ 15 @ 1035 % 654 @ : o _ 220 @ 1027 D 53 1 691 _ 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 750 7 883 d 276 @ 868 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL 447A 1036 EMISSION LABEL 163 _ 1022 _ 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 35 36 _ 1022 1029 1100 798 _ ' _ 211 209 _ 914 _ 383 _ 5 240 _ 387 628 _ ' 1169 _ F _ q 918 0 4 _ 78 ( _ _ 1 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 108 _ , _ " _ , , 6.33 51 _ L _ 276 @ 552 105 _ 987 552A 104 _ 672 _ ' _ ) 742 @ W 105 1123 @ 404 552A 975 _ 1370 117 _ 1124 691 137 O 1123 _ _ 160 _ 1127 977CARBURETOR GASKET SET 117 _ 276 @ 633 51 987 e 118 _ ' 137 672 _ 150 _ 1123 _ 276 @ 1124 ' _ 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 74 _ 668 474 75 @ 1119 33 ® 2 It 695 _ ' 358 ENGINE GASKET KIT 2O 3 _ 868 802 943 @ 513 _ 78 _ 3 : I ' ° _ 51 _ 1022842 797 163 12 276 @ 691 883 _ 8o31 697 _ 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 690231 Cylinder Assembly 118 690989 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 2 499585 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 121 499811 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 125 499804 Carburetor 4 690069 Sump - Engine 130 690993 Valve - Throttle 5 693998 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 1 ) 131 499805 Kit - Throttle Shaft 5A 693999 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 2 ) 133 499806 Float - Carburetor 7 690962 . + Gasket - Cylinder Head 135 499803 Tube - Fuel Transfer 8 499601 Breather Assembly 137 690994 O _ Gasket - FIoatBowl 9 690937 • Gasket - Breather 141 499807 Kit - Choke Shaft 10 690960 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 142 499808 Q Nozzle - Carburetor 11 690942 Tube - Breather 146 690979 Key - Timing 12 697227 • Gasket - Crankcase 150 690995 O _ Gasket - Nozzle 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 160 690996 Retainer - Solenoid 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 163 691001 . + Gasket - Air Cleaner 16 691046 Crankshaft 165 693148 Nut ( Ring Gear ) 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 22 694966 Screw ( Engine Sump ) Length ) 23 691054 Flywheel 187A 691049 Line - Fuel ( Molded ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 188 690960 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 25 499588 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 192 690083 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 25 499589 Piston Assembly ( . 010 " Over - 209 697674 Spring - Governor size ) 211 691019 Spring - Governed Idle 25 499590 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 212 695238 Link - Throttle size ) 213 691021 Bracket - Choke Control 25 499591 Piston Assembly ( . 030 " Over - 216 691022 Link - Choke size ) 219 696376 Gear - Governor 26 499604 Ring Set - Piston ( Standard ) 220 690412 Washer ( Governor Lever ) 26 499605 Ring Set - Piston ( . 010 " Oversize ) 222 691023 Bracket - Control 26 499606 Ring Set - Piston ( . 020 " Oversize ) 227 691048 Lever - Governor Control 26 499607 Ring Set - Piston ( . 030 " Oversize ) 231 690718 Screw ( Choke Valve ) 27 690975 Lock - Piston Pin 240 691035 Filter - Fuel 28 690229 Pin - Piston 250 690957 Retainer - Breather 29 499583 Rod - Connecting 252 690956 Collector - Oil 32 690976 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 33 499596 Valve - Exhaust 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 34 499597 Valve - Intake 276 690997 ° Q + Washer - Sealing 35 690963 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 287 690960 Screw ( Dipstick Tube ) 36 690963 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 304 695277 Housing - Blower 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 305 691005 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 42 499586 Keeper - Valve 309 691262 Motor - Starter 45 690977 Tappet - Valve 310 691263 Bolt - Starter Motor 46 690978 Camshaft 311 497608 Brush Set 48 692714 Short Block 332 691059 Nut ( Flywheel ) ( 446777 - 0027 - E2 Replacement 333 691060 Armature - Magneto Engine ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 50 695241 Manifold - Intake 337 691043 Spark Plug 51 690950 • Q _ : Gasket - Intake 358 694012 Set - Engine Gasket 53 690951 Stud ( Carburetor ) 363 691062 Flywheel Puller 54 695240 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 383 690966 Wrench - Spark Plug 73 691055 Screen - Rotating 385 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 74 691057 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 75 691056 Washer ( Flywheel ) High Speed : 3000 - 3200 89 690283 Plug - Oil 95 690718 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) ° Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 98 499802 Kit - Idle Speed O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 104 690984 Q Pin - Float Hinge 121 105 690985 Q Valve - Float Needle : l : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 108 690986 Valve - Choke 977 117 690232 Q Jet - Main ( Standard ) + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272850 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 407777 , TYPE NUMBER 0174 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 387 808656 Pump - Fuel 865A 691014 Cover - Air Guide 404 690442 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 865B 691015 Cover - Air Guide 405 690960 Screw ( Back Plate ) 868 690968 o + Seal - Valve 418 690999 Plate - Carburetor 914 691127 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 445 499486 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 918 694000 Hose - Vacuum 447 691003 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 929 695239 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 447A 690960 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 929A 691003 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 467 691008 Knob - Air Cleaner 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 474 696459 Alternator 947 499809 Solenoid - Fuel 505 691029 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 965 499613 Cover - Oil aPumpner 510 497606 Drive - Starter 967 272638 Filter - Pre Cle 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 968 499788 Cover - Air Cleaner 523 691036 Dipstick 975 499810 Bowl - Float 524 691032 • Seal - Dipstick Tube 977 499812 Gasket Set - Carburetor 525 691037 Tube - Dipstick 987 691000 O $ Seal - Throttle Shaft 544 Armature - Starter 1005 499603 Fan - Flywheel ( Service with 691262 Starter 1013 690954 Nipple - Oil Filter Motor ) 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump 552 690552 Bushing - Governor Crank 1019 690103 Kit - Label 552A 690553 Bushing - Governor Crank 1022 690971 o + Gasket - Rocker Cover 562 690311 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1023 499599 Cover - Rocker ( Cylinder 1 ) 573 691009 Plate - Back 1023A499600 Cover - Rocker ( Cylinder 2 ) 601 691038 Clamp - Hose 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 615 690317 Retainer - Governor Shaft 1026 690981 Rod - Push ( Steel ) 616 691045 Crank - Governor 1026A690982 Rod - Push ( Aluminum ) 617 691917 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1027 492932 Filter - Oil 628 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump Bracket ) 1029 690972 Arm - Rocker 633 690998 Q _ : Seal - Choke / Throttle Shaft 1035 691042 Shaft - Pump 635 66538 Boot - Sparkplug 1036 695704 Label - Emission 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining 668 691215 Spacer 1058 274794 Owner's Manual 672 690234 Q _ : Gasket - Carburetor Plate 1070 691674 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 691 690657 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 695 693149 Screw ( Ring Gear ) 1095 694013 Kit - Valve Overhaul 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1100 690973 Pivot - Rocker Arm 703 691010 Clip 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1123 690987 O _ SeaI - O Ring ( Solenoid Retainer ) 726 499612 Gear - Ring 1124 690988 O $ SeaI - O Ring ( FueITransferTube ) 741 690980 Gear - Timing 1126 690991 Screw ( FueITransfer Tube ) 742 690328 Retainer - E Ring 1127 690992 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 750 696999 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1128 690990 Q Screw ( Carburetor Nozzle ) 783 693058 Gear - Pinion 1169 693140 Screw ( Carburetor Cover Plate ) 788 691039 Bracket - Fuel Pump RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 789 695050 Harness - Wiring High Speed : 3000 - 3200 797 691029 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 797A 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) o Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 798 690967 Screw ( Rocker Arm ) O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 801 691283 Cap - Drive 121 802 691286 Cap - End $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 803 Housing - Starter 977 ( Service with 691262 Starter + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 Motor ) 842 691031 • Seal - Dipstick ! Tube NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 847 499602 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 1 inch = 25.4 mm 851 493880 TerminaI - Sparkplug 855 691011 Adapter - Air 865 691012 Cover - Air Guide 54
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION u _ u _ down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ 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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071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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
10150177 Bolt, btr front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11150109 Holde down battery dash mount
12150177 Nut, push nylon battery front 1/4
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21183759 Harness
224152J Bulb
244799J Cable
25146148 Cable
26STD391020 Fuse
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 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)
5517490508 Screw
87603J Tray
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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
11471-246213 Brush guard
11471-245994 Front bumper
11471-243223 Broadcast spreader
11471-242221 42" sweeper
114532158112 Keeper belt rear lh stl p930
11517060620 Screw
13172105X010 Panel, assembly slkscr dash r.h.
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
159155123X428 Cupholder stltl black
166189747 Screw hwhd hi-lo #13-16 x 3/4
17185682X613 Hood assembly, laser
18184921 Bumper
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20180679 Plate mounting battery fuel tank
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20717670508 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20817670608 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20917000612 Screw
211145212 Hex nut
212184248 Lens reflector
21917000512 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4
23532124028 Bushing
258184245X599 Lens
259184246X599 Lens
26STD541437 Nut
260184250X428 Lens cover
261189211X428 Insert grille laser
28184247 Lens grille
317000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30192812X613 Fend/ftrest
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
58174930 Air duct
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9199928 Dash
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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 Transaxle (see breakdown) peerless 206-545c
10STD561210 Pin, cotter
11105701X Washer
11271-246213 Brush guard
11271-245994 Front bumper
11271-243223 Broadcast spreader
11271-242221 42" sweeper
11219091210 Washer
113127285X Strap
116STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
120409148 Nut lock flg. 3/8-16 unc
1374550412 Bolt
14STD551125 Washer lock hvy helical
14574490540 Hex flange bolt
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
16STD541431 Nut lock hx w/ins 5/16-18 x gr. 5
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
170178394 Keeper . belt
18STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
19STD541437 Nut
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
2146682 Spring return brake t / a zinc
202STD533717 Bolt carr. sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21106933X Knob
212145212 Hex nut
22130804 Rod , brake
24STD541237 Nut
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer
27STD561210 Pin
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
3123666X Pulley
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Roll pin
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD523730 Bolt
41099 Ring, retainer
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-groove, plastic
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5121520X Strap, pnt torque 30 degree blk
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crown lock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut crown lock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57138255 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
617060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
628883R Pedal cover
63175410 Pulley eng cl mech 38 deg
64173937 Bolt, hex 7/16-20 x 4 gr. 5
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
70134683 Keeper
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
79STD580025 Key woodruff
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
80145090 Shift arm
81165592 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84166231 Link . transaxle
85150360 Nut
89158391X428 Shift console
90124346X Nut
96STD624003 Retainer spring 1"
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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...
1184704X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2193542 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
38159946X428 S insert . cap
3919182411 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
40STD541537 Nut lock center 3/8-24 unf
41159945 Adapter
42145054X428 Steering boot
43121749X Washer
44180640 Extension shaft
46184946X428 Cap, spindle
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
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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...
1170546X505 Control, throttle paddle
10146629 Heat shield lt
13273485 Gasket, muffler
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
16STD551237 Washer lock ext tooth 3/8
1717060624 Bolts
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
25145996 Control choke
2673920600 Nut
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine, b&s, (see breakdown) no. 407777-0174-e1
31157103 Tank fuel 3.5 stl w/o sensor
32161696 Cap fuel guage
33123487X Clamp hose
34106082X Pad
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
39109227X Pad idler
4149723 Muffler, assembly, twin lo-tone
4517000612 Screw
5159955 Tube manifold
6160589 Tube manifold
72183906 Screw . socket
8171877 Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 1-3/4 with sems
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 starter nut
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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...
1188706 Seat
10195696 Pan pnt seat (blk)
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr 5 zinc
2180166 Bracket . pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex 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
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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...
1156368 Decal, fender stlt oper inst english/spanish
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11186283 Decal, hood side panel
12146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
13186869 Decal, chassis
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15STD561820 Decal, deck b 42"
16184842 Decal, grille, rh
17184843 Decal, grille, lh
18164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
2186437 Decal, replacement
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3186280 Decal, hood, r.h.
4186281 Decal, hood, l.h.
5138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
6133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
7172258 Decal, hp engine
8172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
9186282 Decal, fender, craftsman
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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 6 0 - 6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9125833X Tire r ts 20 x 10-8 service
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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
1873680800 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
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Pad footrest lh stlt
0184311X428 Pad footrest rh stlt
0184950 Owner manual
0184951 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
111181040 Bracket gauge wheel lh
112181040 Bracket gauge wheel rh
11317060510 Screw
114STD541431 Nut keps 5/16-18 unc
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117165746 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 ga.
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
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
67184939 Custom knob
68144959 Belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
92STD541437 Nut
1772147 Cover
10784378 Shift rod and fork
11778334 Bevel gear (30 teeth)
12778309 Input bevel pinion (13 teeth)
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778370 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788088A Oil seal 3/4"
17786188 Drive pin
18786102 Spacer
180730229B Gear oil 80w90
2780086A Needle bearing
20792077A Ball
21792078 Screw
22792079 Spring
25792073A Screw
25A792177 Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
26792125 Retaining ring
27STD582062 Retaining ring
28STD582056 Retaining ring
29780072 Washer
29A780160 Washer
29B780051 Washer
29C780199 Washer
3770128A Transaxle case
30780108 Washer
31780001 Washer
31A780195 Washer
32788083 Oil seal 5/8"
34780194 Bushing
35780193 Bushing
35A780197 Bushing
36790075 Brake, disc
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
39786026 Dowel pin 5/16" x 3/4"
4776395 Countershaft
40792076A Washer
41A790079 Lever brake
42792073A Screw
42A792085A Screw
43STD541431 Locknut 5/16-24
44790025 Holder, brake pad
45786066 Spacer
46786086 Bracket
47774690 Axle
48774691 Axle
49778356 Spur gear
5776409 Output shaft
50778338 Spur gear (27 teeth)
51778354 Spur gear (23 teeth)
52778352 Spur gear
53778350 Spur gear (16 teeth)
54778346 Spur gear
56778355 Spur gear (11 teeth)
57778337 Spur gear
58778353 Spur gear
59778351 Spur gear (21 teeth)
6778364 Spur gear
60778349 Spur gear
61778345 Spur gear
65780189 Washer
66776422 Input shaft
67776396 Brake shaft
69792170 Retaining ring
6A778369 Spur gear
7778330 Spur gear
70786187 Spacer
71788069 Seal
71B788092 Ooo ring
76780090 Washer
77788078A Retaining ring
79792144 Spring
8792180A Shift key
82778333 Bevel and spur gear (30 and 13 teeth)
83778338 Spur gear (27 teeth)
85792154 Plug
87788089A Oil seal 9/16"
8ASTD580025 Woodruff key #9
9784352 Collar
900794691 Replacement mst-206 -545c transaxle