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Owner's Manual ICRRFTSMRN'I LAWN TRACTOR 16.0 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.273360 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the [ _ This product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . For answers to your questions IMPORTANT : about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Rules and Instructions before Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 AssemblyP re - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34er Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 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 off 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 . • Be aware of the mower discharge direc - , _ WARNING : In order to prevent ac - tion and do not point it at anyone . Do cidental starting when setting up , trans - not operate the mower without either porting , adjusting or making repairs , the entire grass catcher or the guard in always disconnect spark plug wire and place . place wire where it cannot contact spark • Slow down before turning . plug . • Never leave a running machine unat - _ ILWARNING : Do not coast down a hill in tended . Always turn off blades , set neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . parking brake , stop engine , and remove _ , WARNING : Tow only the attachments keys before dismounting . that are recommended by and comply with • Turn off blades when not mowing . specifications of the manufacturer of your • Stop engine before removing grass tractor . Use common sense when towing . catcher or unclogging chute . Operate only at the lowest possible speed • Mow only in daylight or good artificial when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , light . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can • Do not operate the machine while under lose traction with the ground and cause the influence of alcohol or drugs . you to lose control of your tractor . • Watch for traffic when operating near or , _ WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of crossing roadways . • Use extra care when loading or un - its constituents , and certain vehicle com - loading the machine into a trailer or ponents contain or emit chemicals known truck . to the State of California to cause cancer • Data indicates that operators , age 60 and birth defects or other reproductive harm . years and above , are involved in a large percentage of riding mower - related in - _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals juries . These operators should evaluate and related accessories contain lead and their ability to operate the riding mower lead compounds , chemicals known to the safely enough to protect themselves State of California to cause cancer and 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 , II . SLOPE OPERATION toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked 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 • Never carry passengers . up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - not mow it . lutely necessary . Always look down and behind before and while backing . 3
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DO : • Never carry children . They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with • Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree safe machine operation . limbs , etc . • Never allow children to operate the machine . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - even terrain could overturn the machine . • Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects Tall grass can hide obstacles . that may obscure vision . • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift IV . SERVICE while on the slope . • Use extra care in handling gasoline and • Follow the manufacturer's recommend - 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 • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If container 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 . check components and replace with Children are often attracted to the ma - manufacturer's recommended parts , chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - when necessary . sume that children will remain where you • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . last saw them . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and • Keep children out of the mowing areaher use extra caution when servicing them . and under the watchful care of anot • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - responsible adult . just and service as required . • Be alert and turn machine off if children 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 . • Never carry children . They may fall off • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tires lose traction , disengage the blades and be seriously injured or interfere with and proceed slowly straight down the safe machine operation . slope . • Keep children out of the mowing areaher and under the watchful care of anot • If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , shift into reverse and responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children back down slowly . enter the area . • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , • Before and when backing , look behind and then , turn slowly and gradually and down for small children . downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . 5
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline 1.25 Gallons nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states Capacity Unleaded may have similar laws . Federal laws apply and Type : Regular on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) muffler is available through your nearest _ , PI - SF - SJ ) : SAE 5W - 30 Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS ( Below 32 ° F ) section of this manual ) . Oil Capacity : 3.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC AGREEMENTS GAP : . 030 " ) Congratulations on making a smart pur - Ground Speed Forward : 5.2 chase . Your new Craftsman ® product is ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.7 designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation . But like all prod - Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to Rear : 12 PSI time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Charging System : 3 Amps Battery tion Agreement can save you money and 5 Amps Headlights aggravation . Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Battery : Amp / Hr : 22830 Min . CCA : now and protect yourself from unexpected Case Size : UIR hassle and expense . Here's what's included in the Agreement : Blade Bolt 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Torque : sional repair specialists . • Unlimited service and no charge for CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase parts and labor on all covered repairs . of a new tractor . It has been designed , • Product replacement if your covered engineered and manufactured to give product can't be fixed . you the best possible dependability and • Discount of 10 % from regular price of performance . service and service - related parts not Should you experience any problem you covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % cannot easily remedy , please contact a off regular price of preventive mainte - nance check . Sears or other qualified service center . We have competent , well - trained techni - • Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears technician on products cians and the proper tools to service or requiring in - home repair , plus conve - repair this tractor . nient repair scheduling . Please read and retain this manual . The Once you purchase the Agreement , a instructions will enable you to assemble simple phone call is all that it takes for you and maintain your tractor properly . Always to schedule service . You can call anytime observe the " SAFETY RULES " . day or night , or schedule a service ap - pointment online . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Sears has over 12,000 professional repair • Read and observe the safety rules . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 • Follow a regular schedule in main - million quality parts and accessories . taining , caring for and using your tractor . That's the kind of professionalism you can • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - count on to help prolong the life of your nance " and " Storage " sections of this new purchase for years to come . Pur - owner's manual . chase your Repair Protection Agreement _ i = , WARNING : This tractor is equipped today ! with an internal combustion engine and Some limitations and exclusions apply . should not be used on or near any unim - For prices and additional information proved forest - covered , brush - covered or call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . grass - covered land unless the engine's SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE exhaust system is equipped with a spark For Sears professional installation of arrester meeting applicable local or state home appliances , garage door openers , laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it water heaters , and other major home should be maintained in effective working items , in the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - order by the operator . HOME ® 6
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Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer @ @ ( 1 ) Locknut ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 1 / 2 - 20 ii V Steering Extension Shaft Steering l , , ' Wheel Adapter Seat ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob For Future Use Keys " - t Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . Review the video cassette before you begin . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR 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 When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of view , when you are in the operating posi - tion ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON _ , _ Extension 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and 1 / 4 Lockn ut - - - - - - . . . . _ v _ " - Shaft parts boxes from carton . _ - - - - - - - - 1 / 4 Hex 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - Lower , , . 4 _ Bolt els of carton . Remove end panels and Steering . - L - . lay side panels flat . Shaft - - - - - - - - _ _ , ' % " - . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . ] x _ z I BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR _ - . ' " " " _ Tab FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND tor hood and grill . BOOT IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid . ing shaft . Align mounting holes in ex - tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 INSTALL SEAT hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . Adjust seat before tightening adjustment IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - knob . curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab washer securing seat to cardboard slots in dash and push down to secure . packing and set aside for assembly of INSTALL STEERING WHEEL seat to tractor . 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from they are pointing straight forward . the cardboard packing . Remove the 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from cardboard packing and discard . steering wheel and slide adapter onto 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of steering shaft extension . shoulder bolt is positioned over large 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars slotted hole in pan . are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder inside boot and onto adapter . bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex tractor . nut and tighten securely . 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center semble adjustment knob and flat of steering wheel . washer loosely . Do not tighten . 8
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NOTE : You may now roll or drive your 6 . Lowerseat intooperatingpositionand sit in seat . tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor 7 . Slide seat untila comfortablepositionsn . from the skid . is reachedwhichallowsyouto wpresd - clutch / brakepedalall the waydoa TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 8 . Get offseat without movingits Operation section for location and justed position . function of controls ) 9 . Raiseseat and tighten adjustment knobsecurely . 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place freewheel control in ' " trans - Seat Pan mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT ' in the Operation section of this manual ) . Bolt 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 5 . Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID Flat Washer ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure Adj tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other CHECK BATTERY people and objects . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . have been completed . NOTE : If this battery is put into service 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank after month and year indicated on label with gasoline . ( label located between terminals ) charge 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 mission engaged " position . ( See " TO amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance TRANSPORT ' in the Operation section section of this manual for charging instruc - of this manual ) . tions ) . 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set the Label parking brake . Seat 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . Terminal 7 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle position . 8 . Release parking brake . 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . 9
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CHECKTIRE PRESSURE v " CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated Before you operate your new tractor , we at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - wish to assure that you receive the best rect tire pressure is important for best performance and satisfaction from this cutting performance . quality product . • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown intion Please review the following checklist : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sec , / All assembly instructions have been of this manual . completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Battery is properly prepared and For best cutting results , mower hous - charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . ing should be properly leveled . See " TOrvice , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Se ened securely . and Adjustments section of this manual . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) . OF ALL BELTS , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled See the figures that are shown for replac - side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting ing motion and mower blade drive belts results . ( Tires must be properly inflated in the Service and Adjustments section for leveling ) . of this manual . Verify that the belts are , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure routed correctly . they are routed properly around pulleys CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections After you learn how to operate your trac - are still secure and wires are properly tor , check to see that the brake is properly clamped . adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel this manual . control is in ' " transmission engaged " position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important items : , / Engine oil is at proper level . , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . , / It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 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 indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicatesa 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 . , _ lr = . if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury is used to identify safety inform - " = ' = ' = = and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Lever _ t Switch Position Ammeter . . . . . . Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Control Attachment Lift Lever Height Clutch / Brake Adjustment Pedal , Indicator Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and discharging ( - ) of battery . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at - attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or headlights on and off . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages speed and direction of tractor . transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off . 12
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1 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 I or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety _ mask worn over spectacles . J HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and TO SET PARKING BRAKE remove key . Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized Your tractor is equipped with an operator use . presence sensing switch . When engine • Never use choke to stop engine . is running , any attempt by the operator IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch to leave the seat without first setting the in any position other than " STOP " will parking brake will shut off the engine . cause the battery to discharge and go 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way dead . down and hold . NOTE : Under certain conditions when 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release tractor is standing idle with the engine pressure from clutch / brake pedal . running , hot engine exhaust gases may Pedal should remain in brake position . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . this possibility , always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas . Attachment Clutch Lever Throttle / " Engaged " Position _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - Choke \ \ pletely , as described above , before leaving Control the operator's position . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Brake Position Always operate engine at full throttle . Pedal vlotion Control • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . _ - Parking TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD _ . Brake " Disengaged " " Brake " " Engaged " The direction and speed of movement is Position Position Position controlled by the motion control lever . 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in STOPPING neutral ( N ) position . MOWER BLADES - 2 . Release parking brake . • To stop mower blades , move attachment 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . desired position . GROUND DRIVE - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / The position of the attachment lift lever brake pedal all the way down . determines the cutting height . • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) • Grasp lift lever . position . • Press plunger with thumb and move IMPORTANT : The motion control lever lever to desired position . does not return to neutral ( N ) position The cutting height range is approxi - when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - ENGINE - sured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running . These heights • Move throttle control to slow position . NOTE : Failure to move throttle control are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of grass and to slow position and allowing engine to types of grass being mowed . idle before stopping may cause engine to " backfire " . 13
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• The average lawn should be cut to ap - • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - season and to over 3 inches during hot tion and engage parking brake . months . For healthier and better looking • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) lawns , mow often and after moderate position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever growth . • For best cutting performance , grass over does not return to neutral ( N ) position 6 inches in height should be mowed when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; • To restart movement , slowly release the second to desired height . parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . • Slowly move motion control lever to TO OPERATE MOWER slowest setting . Your tractor is equipped with an operator • Make all turns slowly . presence sensing switch . Any attempt TO TRANSPORT by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch When pushing or towing your tractor , be engaged will shut off the engine . You must sure to disengage transmission by placing remain fully and centrally positioned in the freewheel control in freewheeling position . Freewheel control is located at the rear seat to prevent the engine from hesitating drawbar of tractor . or cutting off when operating your equip - ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - tion with attachment lift control . 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control . into the slot and release so it is held in TO STOP MOWER BLADES - the disengaged position . disengage attachment clutch control . • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two ( 2 ) MPH . _ , CAUTION : Do not operate the mower • To re - engage transmission , reverse without either the entire grass catcher , above procedure . on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . Transmission Engaged Attachemnt Attachment _ ClutchLever Y _ " Engaged " Position _ . _ . " Disengaged " - _ - - Position Transmission Disengaged NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck TO OPERATE ON HILLS or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor . Use an appropriate _ , WARNING : Do not drive up or down means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do etc . ) . not drive across any slope . Use the slope guide at the back of this manual . • Choose the slowest speed before start - ing up or down hills . • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . • If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position . 14
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called MENTS gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separa - Tow only the attachments that are recom - tion and formation of acids during storage . mended by and comply with specifications Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use an engine while in storage . common sense when towing . Too heavy To avoid engine problems , the fuel system of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . should be emptied before storage of 30 Tires can lose traction with the ground and days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start cause you to lose control of your tractor . the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE next season . See Storage Instructions for CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL additional information . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner The engine in your tractor has been products in the fuel tank or permanent shipped , from the factory , already filled damage may occur . with summer weight oil . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level TO START ENGINE ground . When starting the engine for the first time 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw take extra cranking time to move fuel from cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - the tank to the engine . move and read oil level . If necessary , 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the add oil until " FULL ' mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . transmission engaged position . 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , • For cold weather operation you should depress clutch / brake pedal and set change oil for easier starting ( ( See the parking brake . oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral section of this manual ) . ( N ) position . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - nance section in this manual . 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged position . ADD GASOLINE 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . NOTE : Before starting , read the warm Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular and cold starting procedures below . unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will in - clockwise to start position and release crease carbon and lead oxide deposits key as soon as engine starts . Do and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil not run starter continuously for more with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - than fifteen seconds per minute . If the ties that can be used within 30 days to engine does not start after several assure fuel freshness . attempts , move throttle control to fast _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or position , wait a few minutes and try fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline again . If engine still does not start , near an open flame . move the throttle control back to the IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - choke position and retry . tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and cold weather starting . above ) 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle control to the fast position . • The attachments and ground drive can now be used . If the engine does not 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 3 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . After the engine is running , move below ) throttle control to slow position . With 7 . When engine starts , allow enginen motion control lever in neutral ( N ) to run with the throttle control i the position , slowly disengage clutch / brake choke position until the engine runs pedal . roughly , then move throttle control 4 . Move motion control lever to full to fast position . This may require an forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) engine warm - up period from several seconds . Move lever to full reverse seconds to several minutes , depending position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . on the temperature . Repeat this procedure three ( 3 ) times . AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP NOTE : During this step there will be bnoe - Before driving the unit in cold weather , movement of drive wheels . The air is the transmission should be warmed up as ing removed from hydraulic drive system . follows : 5 . Move motion control lever to neutral 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . ( N ) position . Shutoff engine and set 2 . Place the motion control lever in parking brake . neutral . Release the parking brake 6 . Engage transmission by placing free - and let the clutch / brake slowly return wheel control in engaged position ( See to operating position . " TO TRANSPORT " in this section of 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to manual ) . warm up . This can be done during 7 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . the engine warm up period . After the engine is running , move • The attachments can also be used dur - throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed . ing the engine warm - up period after the With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) transmission has been warmed up . position , slowly disengage clutch / brake NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 pedal . feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) 8 . Slowly move motion control lever the carburetor fuel mixture may need to forward , after the tractor moves ap - be adjusted for best engine performance . proximately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the motion control lever to reverse position . Service and Adjustments section of this After the tractor moves approximately manual . ) five ( 5 ) feet return the motion con - trol lever to the neutral ( N ) position . PURGE TRANSMISSION Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three ( 3 ) times . _ , CAUTION : Never engage or dis - Your transmission is now purged and now engage freewheel lever while the engine ready for normal operation . is running . To ensure proper operation and per - formance , it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time . This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the trans - mission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission require removal for service or replace - ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . 1 . Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set . 2 . Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged posi - tion ( See " TO TRANSPORT ' in this section of manual ) . 16
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MULCHING MOWING TIPS MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep • Mower should be properly leveled for mower housing free of built - up grass and best mowing performance . See " TOe trash . Clean after each use . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in th • The special mulching blade will recut Service and Adjustments section of this the grass clippings many times and manual . reduce them in size so that as they fall • The left hand side of mower should be onto the lawn they will disperse into used for trimming . the grass and not be noticed . Also , the • Drive so that clippings are discharged mulched grass will biodegrade quickly onto the area that has already been to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always cut . Have the cut area to the right of mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) the tractor . This will result in a more speed as this will provide the best recut - even distribution of clippings and more ting action of the blades . uniform cutting . • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . • When mowing large areas , start by Wet grass tends to form clumps . and turning to the right so that clippings will interferes with the mulching action The discharge away from shrubs , fences , best time to mow your lawn is the early driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , afternoon . At this time the grass has mow in the opposite direction making dried , the newly cut area will not be left hand turns until finished . exposed to direct sunlight . • For best results , adjust the mower f cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one - third of the grass blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - duce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . MAX 1 / 3 00272 • If grass is extremely tall , it should beos mowed twice to reduce load and p _ sible fire hazard from dried clippings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave • Certain types of grass and grass undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely before mowing . hide the clippings . When doing a sec - • Always operate engine at full throttle ond cut , mow across ( perpendicular ) to when mowing to assure better mow - the first cut path . ing performance and proper discharge • Change your cutting pattern from weekek of material . Regulate ground speed by to week . Mow north to south one we selecting a low enough gear to give the then change to east to west the next mower cutting performance as well as week . This will help prevent matting and the quality of cut desired . graining of the lawn . • When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 17
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . _ f _ , _ - _ _ _ o - _ , _ / _ , FL , L , . OAETS AS YOU COMPLETE DATES REGULAR SERVICE _ ' _ _ " S E RVIC E Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure _ Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners _ _ 1 _ 5 _ Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades _ 3 T Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level _ 4 a Clean Battery and Terminals _ Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts I1 _ Check Engine Oil Level I _ I _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil fitter ) _ 1 , : E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ 1 _ 1,2 N CleanAirFilter _ : G Clean Air Screen Arrester _ Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ 2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ 2 Replace Spark Plug _ 2 Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter t - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace btades 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 front axle pivot bog to 35 ft . qbs , maximum . DO not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to ( # Spindle - - operator abuse or negligence . To receive S , n , e to _ - , full value from the warranty , operator Zerk [ _ - - ' must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made ( # Front Wheel : - ' / j . = dbFrontWheel periodically to properly maintain your Bearing _ , _ : = = = = = = ' / , _ earing Zerk tractor . ' O i At least once a season , check to see if Zerk _ , h you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments @ PEngine ' , ' . - _ - , ' section of this manual . I , i I I I • At least once a year you should replace i I i ! i I the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , I I i I and check blades and belts for wear . I • . . . . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last longer . REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of 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 . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 18
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TRACTOR IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star Always observe safety rules when per - on mandrel assembly . forming any maintenance . 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer BRAKE OPERATION and flat washer in exact order as If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet shown . stopping distance at high speed in highest 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( aSeend Lbs . torque ) . " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . Adjustments section of this manual ) . If bolt needs replacing , replace only with TIRES approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Trailing Mandrel Assembly ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . Edge UPon . Blade Center • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect - control chemicals which can harm rub Flat Washer \ _ . . _ / _ % < _ _ ' _ : ber . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp Lock Washer . . . _ _ " Star objects and other hazards that may _ - Blade Bolt cause tire damage . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent TO SHARPEN BLADE flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - may be purchased from your local parts ening blade - but if you do , be sure the dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry blade is balanced . rot and corrosion . Care should be taken to keep the bladecause OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will Be sure operator presence and interlock excessive vibration and eventual damage systems are working properly . If your trac - to mower and engine . tor does not function as described , repair • The blade can be sharpened with a file the problem immediately . or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt • The engine should not start unless to sharpen while on the mower . the brake pedal is fully depressed and • To check blade balance , you will need a attachement clutch control is in the 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone disengaged position . balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , • When the engine is running , any at - follow the instructions supplied with tempt by the operator to leave the seat balancer . ) without first setting the parking brake NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing should shut off the engine . blade . The lobes of the center hole may • When the engine is running and the appear to be centered , but are not . attachment clutch is engaged , any at - • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the tempt by the operator to leave the seat bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If should shut off the engine . blade is balanced , it should remain in a • The attachment clutch should never op - horizontal position . If either end of the erate unless the operator is in the seat . blade moves downward , sharpen the BLADE CARE heavy end until the blade is balanced . For best results mower blades must be kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . Blade BLADE REMOVAL 5 / 8 " Bolt 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - low access to blades . Center 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and BATTERY flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade Your tractor has a battery charging - system with trailing edge up towards deck as which is sufficient for normal use . How shown . ever , periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life . • Keep battery and terminals clean . 19
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• Keep battery bolts tight . ENGINE • Keep small vent holes open . LUBRICATION • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . Only use high quality detergent oil rated NOTE : The original equipment battery on with API service classification SF - SJ . your tractor is maintenance free . Do not Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade attempt to open or remove caps or covers . according to your expected operating Adding or checking level of electrolyte is temperature . not necessary . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to " leak " power . 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils 2 . Rinse the battery with plain water and ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in dry . cold weather , they will result in increased 3 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends oil consumption when used above 32 ° E with wire brush until bright . Check your engine oil level more frequent - 4 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - ly to avoid possible engine damage from leum jelly . running low on oil . 5 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING Change the oil after every 25 hours of op - BATTERY " in the Service and Adjust - eration or at least once a year if the tractor ments section of this manual ) . is not used for 25 hours in one year . Check the crankcase oil level before start - TRANSAXLE COOLING ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) The transmission fan and cooling fins hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / should be kept clean to assure proper dipstick securely each time you check the cooling . oil level . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL sion while engine is running or while the transmission is hot . To prevent possible Determine temperature range expected damage to seals , do not use high pressure before oil change . All oil must meet API water or steam to clean transaxle . service classification SF - SJ . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean . • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Catch oil in a suitable container . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - pings and other materials . To prevent 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful damage to seals , do not use com - not to allow dirt to enter the engine pressed air or high pressure sprayer to when changing oil . clean cooling fins . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drainthe TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID valve and install the drain tube onto The transaxle was sealed at the factory fitting . and fluid maintenance is not required fors - Oil Drain Valve the life of the transaxle . Should the tran axle ever leak or require servicing , contact Closed and a Sears or other qualified service center . Locked V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Replace belts if they begin to slip from Yellow wear . Cap 20
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3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . Cartridge For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Tabs checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate read - ing . Keep oil at " FULl " line on dipstick . ENGINE OIL FILTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is Air screen must be kept free of dirt and used more than 100 hours in one year . chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating . Clean with a wire brush or AIR FILTER compressed air to remove dirt and stub - Your engine will not run properly using a born dried gum fibers . dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM every 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge every Debris may clog the engine's air cool - 100 hours of operation or every season , ing system . Remove blower housing and whichever occurs first . clean area shown to prevent overheating Service air cleaner more often under and engine damage . dusty conditions . Air Screen 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and Clean out chaff and debris rotate towards engine . 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre - cleaner from base . 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause deterioration of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge . 21
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MUFFLER CLEANING Inspect and replace corroded muffler and • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - of all foreign matter . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free ate a fire hazard and / or damage . of all gasoline , oil , etc . SPARK PLUG ( S ) • Protect painted surfaces with auto - Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning motive type wax . of each mowing season or after every We do not recommend using a garden 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs hose or pressure washer to clean your first . Spark plug type and gap setting " are tractor unless the engine and transmission shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS covered to keep water out . Water in en - section of this manual . gine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor . Use compressed air or IN - LINE FUEL FILTER a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves and The fuel filter should be replaced once trash from tractor and mower . each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Fuel 22
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WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : A 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR 9 . Raise lift lever to raise dsuspensioner arms . Slide mower out from un trac - TO REMOVE MOWER tor . Mower will be easier to remove from the IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than right side of tractor . the mower deck is to be mounted on the 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - tractor , remove the front links and hook GAGED " position . the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position . TO INSTALL MOWER 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and position . remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide tor shield to right side of tractor . collar off and push housing guide out 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . of bracket . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis secure with retainer springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rearetainer 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets and secure with r deck brackets by removing retainer springs . springs . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by bracket and secure with retainer spring . removing retainer springs . Small Clutch S Small Retainer Clutch Pulley Retainer Anti - Sway Bar × _ ( Both Sides ) \ 3eflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23
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7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into • Before making any necessary adjust - ments , check that both front links are bracket , slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring . equal in length . 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on • If links are not equal in length , adjust idler pulley bolt and secure with small one link to same length as other link . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " retainer spring . 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . on both front links an equal number of turns . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Adjust the mower while tractor is parked lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " on level ground or driveway . Make sure against trunnion on both front links . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this from trunnion on both front links . Tighten manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , nut " E " on both front links an equal num - you will not properly adjust your mower . ber of turns . The two front links must SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT remain equal in length . • Raise mower to its highest position . • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against measure height from bottom edge of trunnion on both front links . mower to ground . Distance " A " on bothr • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . sides of mower should be the same o within 1 / 4 " of each other . • 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 link adjustment nut on that side . Both Fron _ Links Should be E _ qualin Length NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of of mower to mower to ground ground Ak _ _ _ _ . _ t _ A _ E _ Arm Lidf _ ut _ trkent 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 trac - idler pulleys . tor . Measure distance " D " directly in front 3 . Pull belt away from mower . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . 24
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BELTINSTALLATION - 5 _ Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust 1 . Work belt aroundboth mandrelpulleys if necessary . If stopping distance is and tidlerpulleysis still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest 2 . Makesure bel inall pulleygrooves gear , further maintenance is neces - and insideall beltguides . sary . Replace brake pads or contact a 3 . Installmower ( See " To InstallMower " Sears or other qualified service center . inthis sectionof this manual ) . Mandrel _ Nut " A " Operating [ r - - q / _ . . Arm _ Nut TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Pulley Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE belt installation guide decal on bottom side Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable of left footrest . brake system which is mounted on the BELT REMOVAL - right side of the transaxle . 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to MOWER " in this section of manual ) . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt level , dry concrete or paved surface , then and position of all belt guides and keepers . brake must be checked and adjusted . 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and TO CHECK BRAKE 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 . Carefully remove belt upwards from 2 . Disengage transmission by placing transmission input pulley . freewheel control in ' " transmission dis - 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - and pull belt away from tractor . trol out and into the slot and release so BELT INSTALLATION - it is held in the disengaged position . The rear wheels must lock and skid when 1 . Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the you try to manually push the tractor for - input pulley . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . needs to be adjusted or the pads need to 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll be replaced . around the top groove of engine pulley . TO ADJUST BRAKE 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way clutching idler . down and engage parking brake . 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - and inside all belt guides and keepers . ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen MOWER " in this section of manual ) . jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A " . 4 . Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in ' " transmission engaged " position . 25
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TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT Engine Pulley I _ Clutching Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement , it should be purged Idler - after reinstallation and before operating thein Stationary _ I tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " Idler _ _ 1 the Operation section of this manual . Center Span _ _ _ / _ _ _ J TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - MENT Keeper _ - / [ If steering wheel crossbars are not Transmission _ fi : _ , _ horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are Input Pulley / , , . . . , _ _ , _ _ positioned straight forward , remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor . If damage hasor TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LE - occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT camber , contact a Sears or other qualified The motion control lever has been preset service center . at the factory and adjustment should not TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS be necessary . 1 . Block up axle securely . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . washers to allow wheel removal ( rear 2 . Start engine and move motion con - trol lever until tractor does not move wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . forward or backward . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert tion and turn engine off . square key . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 5 . Move motion control lever to the neu - ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . tral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase andt use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealan to get to adjustment bolt , move mower also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . deck height to the lowest position . After above adjustment is made , if the tractor still creeps forward or backward Washers while motion control lever is in neutral Retaining Ring position , follow these steps : Axle Cover 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep . 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . Square Key . . . . . . I _ ' ( Rear Wheel Only ) 4 . Start engine and test . 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - steps until satisfied . TERY Motion Control _ WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - Lock erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame Gate and smoking materials away from bat - teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the Adjustment engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - Bolt TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of 26this manual ) .
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If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow this procedure : IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles . TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each Terminal battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short Keps Hex against tractor chassis . Nu Bolt 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , Positive ( Red ) Cable Negative ( Black ) Cable away from fuel tank and battery . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the then from the fully charged battery . backside of the grill . 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 Battery Fully Charged Battery TO REPLACE FUSE REPLACING BATTERY Replace with 20 amp automotive - type _ WARNING : Do not short battery plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located terminals by allowing a wrench or any behind the dash . other object to contact both terminals at TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - the same time . Before connecting battery , SEMBLY remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 1 . Raise hood . rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at first to prevent sparking from accidental sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of grounding . tractor . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first connect the headlight wire connector . then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . 3 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . Hood 4 . First connect RED battery cable to adlight Wire positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Slide terminal cover over terminal 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . nnector 27
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ENGINE IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the if screw is turned in too tight . emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , PRELIMINARY SETTING - may be performed by any non - road engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repair establishment or individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairs must be performed by an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer's service outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL adjusted properly ( see above ) . CABLE FINAL SETTING - ( See " TO ADJUST The throttle control has been preset at the THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE " in this factory and adjustment should not be nec - section of the manual . ) essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five ment is necessary , proceed as follows : minutes . Make final adjustments with 1 . With engine not running , move throttle engine running and shift / motion control control lever from slow to choke posi - lever in neutral ( N ) position . tion . Slowly move lever from choke to 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - fast position . tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor lever against idle speed screw . Turn control lever and hole in governor plate idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , 3 . While still holding throttle lever against loosen clamp screw and move throttle idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun - cable until holes are aligned . Tighten clamp screw securely . terclockwise until engine runs rough . Turn valve to a point midway between Governor Control Lever Governor Control Plate those two positions . Release throttle lever . ACCELERATION TEST - 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - Holes terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and " A " Clamp Screw Cable continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is not adjust or damage may result . low emission . It is equipped with an idle IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , engine governor , which is factory set which allows some adjustment within the for proper engine speed . Overspeed - limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt ing the engine above the factory high to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap speed setting can be dangerous . If you cannot be removed without breaking the think the engine - governed high speed adjusting needle . needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other The carburetor has been preset at the qualified service center , which has proper factory and adjustment should not be equipment and experience to make any necessary . However , minor adjustment necessary adjustments . may be required to compensate for differ - ences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . Idle Speed If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to Lever the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply Idle Mixture of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air Valve with mixture . Limiter 28
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - hose , or tank during storage . Also , alcohol age at the end of the season or if the trac - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using tor will not be used for 30 days or more . ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of _ CAUTION : Never store the tractor acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - with gasoline in the tank inside a building age the fuel system of an engine while in where fumes may reach an open flame storage . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before = Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - storing in any enclosure . gine and letting it run until the fuel lines TRACTOR and carburetor are empty . Remove mower from tractor for winter = Never use engine or carburetor cleaner storage . When mower is to be stored for a products in the fuel tank or permanent period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove damage may occur . = Use fresh fuel next season . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " alternative in minimizing the formation of in the Maintenance section of this fuel gum deposits during storage . Add manual ) . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary age container . Always follow the mix ratio ( See belt replacement instructions in found on stabilizer container . Run engine the Service and Adjustments section of at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - this manual ) . 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and section of this manual . carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws ENGINE OIL are securely fastened . Inspect moving Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace parts for damage , breakage and wear . with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in Replace if necessary . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint CYLINDER ( S ) surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . BATTERY 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . • Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to " START " position • After a period of time in storage , battery for a few seconds to distribute oil . may require recharging . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , OTHER battery cables should be disconnected = Do not store gasoline from one season and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see to another . " TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TER - = Replace your gasoline can if your can MINALS " in the Maintenance section of starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your 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 ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust . 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 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignitionswitch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION LOSS of power 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change ( continued ) spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline 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 adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " 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 . Tighten blade vibration bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches anded to run when connections . If not correct presence control system . contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attach ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST ' position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Poor grass 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before discharge mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . ( continued ) 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 . 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 connections . 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 connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set when turning at " SLOW " position for 30 " SLOW " position and eallowfore to idle for 30 seconds b engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping engine . stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 SCHEMATIC 4 " 0Eo o111 0LAOK BATTERY RED FUSE STARTER AMMETER 8LACK ( OPTIONAL ) I WHITE ' © ' C _ i I RED SOLENOID L J CLUTCH / BRAKE ( PEDALUP ) WHITE IGNITIONH ( NOT OCCUPIED ) SWITC SEAT SWITCH i I i ' i I ° LACK i I BLACK i ] I _ ° LACK OL * O ( KCLUTCH ; _ Y ' 1 GROUND'NG CONNECTOR ! A • • w SPARK ( OPTIONAL ) ° LACK IGNITION _ PLUG H UNIT GAP J ( 2 PLUGS ON LINE i TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC MEN @ 3300 RPM 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM ( CHARGIN G SYSTEM DISCONNECTED I J RED I i FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID LIGHTINSGYSTEOMUTPUT ALTERNAT R II 5AMPAC @ 36o _ 0PM DIODE I O ORANGE - 14 VOLTS AG M _ N @ 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 CTHEIRE . HEADLIGHTS OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR BECAUSE OF THIS , THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTSE 7 / WILL CHANGE WITH ENGIN SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NON - REMOVABLES WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS CONNECTION SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTSIGHTEST . WILL BECOME THEIR BR IGNITION SWITCH REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / UGHT B + AI A2 + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN B + AI NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO START 3 + S + AI NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 ELECTRICAL 22 I I I I 42 I I . I 41 I { 26 25 \ \ \ 16 [ i 11 I I \ I ! I I l I 52 _ 45 29 I 28 t 27 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 BatteryHex 2 74760412 Bolt Hd 1 / 4 - 20 uric x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery Fender 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 183759 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga . 11 " red 25 146147 Cable Battery 6 Ga . w / 16 wire red 26 175158 Fuse 20 AMP 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 " black 29 121305X Switch Plunger Nc Gray 30 175566 Switch lgn 33 140403 Key Ign 40 179720 Harness lgnin 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . F Hex l / 4 - 2O unc x l / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Battery Fender NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 39 166 31 208 208 60 209 208 74 chassis - Laser - It , stlL27 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis Stamping 2 176554 Drawbar 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 168337X013 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 174996 Panel , Dash , L . H . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 185682X558 Hood Assembly Laser 18 184921 Bumper Extrusion 26 STD541437 Nut 28 188636 Grille Lens Asm 29 174332X599 Lens , tLaser 30 174738X558 Fend / Ftres Pnt STLT 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18x 1 / 2 Tytar 38 175710 Bracket Asm . Pivot Mower Re 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 uric 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar TChassisLT 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest S 145 156524 Jod Pivot Chassis / Hood 166 189747 Screw Hi - Lo # 13 - 16 x 5 / 8 w / Patch 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18TT 207 17670508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18x 1 / 2 TYTT 208 17670608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 BL 212 175143 Insert Lens Reflective - - 5479J Plug , Button NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 GROUND DRIVE 212 70 116 32 62 36 36 16 3 _ 52 32 53 28 _ 30 55 drive - hydro , stir 37 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transmission ( See Breakdown ) 71 169183 Strap , Torque , Lh Hydro Gear Model 322 - 0510 73 169182 Strap , Torque , Rh 8 165866 Rod , Shift 74 137057 Spacer , Axle / Washer 25 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 75 121749X 14 STD551125 Washer Lock 1 / 4 76 12000001 Ring , E 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FIghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 77 123583X Key , Square 16 73800500 Nut , Lock Hex w / Ins 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 81 165596 Shaft Asm Cross 19 73800600 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 82 165711 Spring , Torsion2 21 106933X Knob 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 3 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 22 169498 Rod , Brake 84 169843 Link Transaxle 24 73350600 Nut 89 164890X428 Console , Shift Nut Self - Thd Wshd 1 / 4 25 106888X Spring , Rod , Brake 90 124346X1 26 19131316 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . 95 17020 Control Asm Bypass Hydro 27 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 96 STD624003 Spring , Retainer 1 " 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 103 73940800 Nut , Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 30 174973 Bracket , Transmission 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 32 74760512 Bolt Hex 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 150 175456 Spacer Retainer Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 151 19133210 36 19211616 Washer 156 166002 Washer 5 / 16 x 1.0 x 1.25 37 1572H Pin , Roll 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 159 183900 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnkr . 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 G 5 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 uric 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 162 73680400 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Belt 163 74780416 48 154407 BellcrankClutch Grnd Drustl 164 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . Bracket Pivot Lever 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 165 165623 50 72110612 Bolt 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 Plate Fastener Cross Shaft 52 STD541431 NutCrownlock 5 / 16 - 18 169 165580 53 105710X Link , Clutch 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 1 / 4 199 169612 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 57 140294 V - Belt , Drive 200 72140508 Bolt RdHd Sqnk1 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 202 72110614 Bolt Carr . Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 62 8883R Cover , Pedal Washer 17 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 205 19171616 64 173937 Bolt Hex 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 - 1.5 Thr 263 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 65 10040700 Washer 66 154778 Keeper , Belt Engine Hydro NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 70 134683 Guide , Belt , Mower Drive RH 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 STEERING ASSEMBLY 88 J 67 67 J 47 67 17 65 / 68 / 15 15 > 29 " _ 15 _ _ 10 3O steering _ plJt42 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 139768 Steering Wheel 2 175131 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 7 19272016 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 9 3366R Bearing , Steering Column 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Tepleck 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Assembly , Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , Drag 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32x7 / 8x16Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cotter 32 130465 Rod , Tie 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 139769 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 x 2 - 3 / 8 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 unf 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft1 / 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 4 x 16 Ga . 44 180640 Extension Shaft Steering 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 183226 Fitting , Greasek 51 73540400 Nut Crownlec 1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 28 unf x 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72140618 Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 85 133835 Fastener Christmas Tree 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip aSteeringrden 95 188967 Washer H . 793 x 1.637 x 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 ENGINE 72 81 13 4 I 38 14 78 33 J 23 J 29 4O I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine _ bs . lcyL49 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170545 Control Throt / Ch 2 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 3 Engine ( See Breakdown ) Briggs Model 31C707 - 0230 - E1 4 137352 Muffler Exhaust B & S Lt 13 165291 Gasket 1 313 IdTin Plated 14 148456 Tube Drain oil easy 23 169837 Shield Browning / Debris Guard 29 137180 Arrestor Spark25 31 184900 Tank Fuel 1 Fr 32 140527 Cap Asm Fuel 33 123487X Clamp Hose BIk 37 137040 Line Fuel 20 " 38 181654 Plug drain oil easy 40 124028X Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Linex 44 17670412 Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20 3 / 4 45 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 72 183906 Screw Socket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Flange 1 / 4 - 20 Starter Nut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \ \ \ \ I 5 I I I 21 I I I 11 ii 12 seat It knob 1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 13 121248X 1 140122 Seat 3350 BIk ! blk Craftsman Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id 2 140551 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk ) 15 13430O 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 uncx 1 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 17 123976X 5 145006 Clip Push In Hinged Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc - 2A 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 10 182493 Pan Pnt Seat 11 166369 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches Knob Seat Adj Wingnut 12 121246X 1 inch = 25.4 mm Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 DECALS 13 10 2 13 6 3 3 20 11 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156811 Decal , Oper . Instr . 14 160396 Decal , V - Belt Schematic 2 189264 Decal , Hood Replacement 20 149516 Decal Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 3 171704 Decal , Hood - - 166960 Decal , Bypass 4 189244 Decal , Briggs 16 HP IC Sears - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 5 179128 Pad Footrest LH STLT Decal , Deck " B " 42 " - - 184310X428 6 133644 Pad Footrest RH STLT Decal , Customer Maintenance - - 184311X428 9 163204 Decal , Fender , Craftsman - - 188960 Owner's Manual , English 10 156439 Decal , Fender Danger - - 188961 Owner's Manual , Spanish 11 138047 Decal , Battery 12 146046 Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic 13 189276 Decal , Dash Panel KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 2 65139 Stem Value 2 _ 5,8 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 7 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front White Service 6 278H Fitting Grease 7 9040H Bearing eFlangear 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " r White Service 11 Tire R Ts 18 x 8.5 - 8 C . Service 9 124635X 10 7152J Tube Rear 9 5 x 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheeL1 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 4 6 13 19 13 32 / 32 lift - rh . 1 piece 3 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 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 - 62x 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 1 x21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing Nylong 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 8 122365X Button Plunger Read 11 139865 Link Asm Lift LH . 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 unc 17 175689 Trunnion 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 20 163552 Retainer Spring 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt . Lift3 / 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 8 - 24 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 MOWER DECK 34 21 23 24 \ 16 _ \ , _ 28 27 29 18 5 6 19F 21 10 _ c 9 _ ' _ 8 _ 42 D man * t - path stlt 3 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Guard , Mandrel , LH . 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 44 140088 Retainer 2 STD533107 Bolt 45 STD624003 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 46 41377294 Washer , Hardened Front 48 1339 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 uric 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 52 139888 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 53 184907 Washer , Hardened 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 54 178515 Arm , Idler 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 55 155046 Spacer , Retainer 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 56 165723 Guard , TUV Idlerval 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 59 141043 Knob Custom O ( The following blades are 67 149846 V - Belt available ) 68 144959 Nut 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching STD ( For 92 STD541437 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . mulching mowers only ) 129 19131312 Bolt , Fin Hexx - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 130 STD523710 3 / 8 - 16 uric 1 Gr . 5 ( For better wear when mulching ) 131 STD533710 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift ( For bagging Arm Spring Brake Mower or discharging ) 142 165890 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , 143 157109 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable Vented 144 158634 Pulley Idler Flat 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 145 165888 Bolt Carriage Idler 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 146 171977 Spring Extension 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 147 131335 Spring Return Idler 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 148 169022 Retainer Spring Yellow GZinca . 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 149 165898 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 150 19091216 Cable Clutch 42 In 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 152 169676 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 158 17720408 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 159 72140614 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 184 19131410 Head Asm . Cable Clutch 26 110452X Nut , Push 185 188234 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector - - 130794 Housing , Shaft and Shaft 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . Hardware Only - Pulley Not 29 131491 Rod , Hinge Included 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head Replacement Mower , Complete 31 187690 Washer , Spacer - - 169583 ( Std . Deck - Order separately 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel mulcher cover components key 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged nos . 101 - 106 ) 34 72110612 Bolt Carr . Sh . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 1 inch = 25.4 mm 40 73900600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 322 - 0510 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Brake Puck 1 170351 Main Housing , Assembly 60 142883 Puck Plate 2 170352 Side Housing , Assembly 61 142882 3 170353 Center Section , Assembly 62 142887 Brake Actuating Pin 4 170354 Swashplate , Trunion Machined 63 170410 HFHCS 1 / 4 - 20X2 W / Patch , 5 169898 Block - Assembly Special Flange 6 170355 Sealant 64 142892 Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 X 1 W / Patch 7 170356 Hex Flange Screw 1 / 4 - 20 X 1.25 65 170411 Spacer 8 170357 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Hex Double End 66 189386 Spring , Brake Arm Bias SQ . HD . BOLT 5 / 16 - 24 - Ribbed 9 170358 Shaft , Input 67 170413 10 170359 Ring - Retaining 68 170414 Arm , Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 11 170360 Spacer 69 170415 Cotter Pin 3 / 32 X 3 / 4 12 169870 Ring - Retaining 70 170416 13 170361 Seal , Lip . 67 X 1.58 X . 276 71 170417 Compression Spring Brake Anti - 14 173158 Ball Brg 17MM ID X 40MM OD Drag X 12MM 72 170418 Washer , HT . 5 I . D . X 10 . D . X . 032 16 170362 Hex FLlange Head Screw 5 / 16 - 24 X 0.75 73 142884 Flat - Washer 11 / 32 I . D . X 7 / 80 . D . 17 170363 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Oil Seal . 625 X 1.0 X . 25 18 170364 Arm , Control 74 170419 19 173159 Bearing , 30X52X13 Thrust 75 170420 Check Plug Assembly , . 027 , Washer 23 170365 Check Plug Assembly , Washer 24 170366 Shaft , Motor1 76 170421 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Friction Pack 27 170367 Gear - Pinion , 13T 77 170422 Puck , . 330 X 1.50 X . 0975 28 170368 10T / 48T GEAR 78 142969 Spring , Helicl Comp 29 170369 Gear , 10T Jackshaft 79 142980 Spacerock 30 170370 60T Bull Gear 80 150778 Hex L Nut 5 / 16 - 24 31 170371 Sleeve Bearing UNJF ( Nylon Insert ) . 75 X 1.575 X . 625 81 170423 Wedge , Friction Pack 32 170389 Sleeve Bearing 82 170424 Clip , Washer . 316X1.50X . 1046 ( Outboard ) . 75X1.750X . 625 ( Plated ) 33 142991 Washer 83 161168 Pin , Standard Headless 3 / 4 ID X 1 - 1 / 20D X . 13 THK 84 170425 Fitting , 5 / 16 Sae 5 / 32 Tube 34 170390 Lip Seal Axle Seal 85 170426 Hose , Expansion Tank 35 170391 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 11.39 ( Key , 87 173160 Cap , Vent R . H . ) 88 170429 Bolt , Self Tapping 10 - 32 X 1 / 2 36 170392 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 16.99 ( Key , 90 170430 Puck , Inner Wedge L . H . ) 93 170431 Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector 37 150792 Miter Gear ( SPLINED ) 107 170432 38 150793 Miter Gear 15T ( 0.5 ID ) 108 170433 Washer , Motorshaft30THK 39 150809 Shaft . 711DX1.15ODX . 0 40 170393 Ring , Spiral Retaining 109 170434 Plug , Sae # 6 41 170394 Pin , Jackshaft 111 170435 O - ring . 07 x . 301 I . D . 42 170395 Magnet , Rling 113 170437 Bracket , Support Expansion Tank 43 170396 Spring , Bypass 44 150797 Hydro mtg Screw 3 / 8 - 24 X 2.5 116 170438 Stilicon Sponge Fan Long 119 173161 45 170397 Ftilter 120 170440 PulleyT . # 12 E Screw - lindented Hex 46 170398 Base , Filter 122 173162 Washer Head 47 170399 Actuator , Bypass 48 170400 Rod , Bypass Actuator 123 173163 Bracket Belt Keeper 49 170401 Arm , Bypass 124 170444 Center Section - Filter - Bypass 50 170402 Retaining Ring . 250 External Assembly 51 170403 Seal , Lip . 741 X . 250 X . 250TC 125 170445 Filter Assembly 52 170404 Flat Washer 126 173164 Fan - Pulley Service Aassembly 5 / 8 ID X 1.00D X . 05 THK 127 170447 Seal - O - ring Kit 53 170405 Retaining Ring 128 173165 Kit , Expansion Tank 54 170406 Bearing , Center Block 900 171613 Transaxle , complete 55 142977 Spring - Helical Compression 56 142978 Washer NOTE : All component dimensions given in 57 150798 20W - 50 OIL72 . 8 oz U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 58 170407 Brake Yoke 59 170408 Rotor , Brake 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 2 _ 27 8 _ 6 _ 1 _ 434 584 _ 9 _ 3o7 _ 1264 _ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868 _ , _ 12 943 o 741 @ 127o 20 @ 8170 1022 51 691 ( _ 524 _ 8420 1019 LABEL KIT 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL [ 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 150 24 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 617 { _ 1022 238 < 3 868 35 1022 5240 1022 914 616 4 ° 4 _ 14R [ _ 5o5 _ 9 _ _ 1 _ 8 _ 216 _ 202 / / / . I222d _ / > _ , _ 2090W _ 69 # 267 _ 334 799 _ 991 _ ' _ 1 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 108A _ 634A _ 118 1091 601 240 276 @ 95o4 _ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 1266A _ 987 ( _ 104 _ 1270 231 _ e 276 @ 105 [ _ 137 _ 93 _ 106 [ _ 142 617 f _ 95 1266 _ 634 _ _ 1266A _ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 276 @ 54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 305A 1265 643 1267 _ 68 3o _ 1040 _ 729 801 697 _ 74 803 _ 310I 73 @ 579 _ 46 _ _ 503 _ 1070 802 6OlA 544A 310 _ 803A 5143 _ 10 _ _ 311A NOTE : For Replacement Starter Motor , See Reference 309 . 55
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 118 697492 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 3 391086 * Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 125 697190 Carburetor 4 697106 Sump - Engine 127 695005 Plug - Welch 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 7 692410 ° + Gasket - Cylinder Head 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft 9 697109 * Gasket - Breather 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 10 697157 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 137 281165 Q $ Gasket - FloatBowl 11 697113 Tube - Breather 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 12 697110 * Gasket - Crankcase 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A Matic ) 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 142 697140 O Nozzle - Carburetor 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 146 691639 Key - Timingr - 16 697127 Crankshaft 186 692317 Connecto Hose 20 690947 * Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase Cover / Sump ) Length ) 23 693557 Flywheel 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 25 697159 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 697160 Piston Assembly ( . 010 " Over - 209 692208 Spring - Governor size ) 216 691840 Link - Choke 697162 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 222 694042 Bracket - Control size ) 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control 697163 Piston Assembly ( . 030 " Over - 231 691636 Screw ( Choke Valve ) size ) 232 691842 Spring - Governor 26 697164 Ring Set ( Standard ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 697165 Ring Set ( . 010 " Oversize ) 240 394358 Filter - Fuel 697171 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 697172 Ring Set ( . 030 " Oversize ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 27 697100 Lock - Piston Pin 276 692255 O $ Washer - Sealing 28 697099 Pin - Piston 304 698402 Housing - Blower 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 33 495856 Valve - Exhaust 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 34 495857 Valve - Intake 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 309 693551 Motor - Starter 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 309A . . . . . . . . Motor - Starter ( For Replacement 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel Starter Motor , See Reference 40 691752 Retainer - Valve 309 ) 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 310 690323 Belt ( Starter Motor ) 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 311 497608 Brush eSett 46 697687 Camshaft 311A 395538 Brush S 48 697761 Short Block ( 31C707 - 0230 - E2 333 492341 Armature - Magneto Replacement 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) Engine - art not available ) 337 491055 Plug - Spark 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 51 692137 ° O _ + Gasket - Intake 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 73 697384 Screen - Rotating High Speed : 3000 - 3200 74 697987 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 75 690582 Washer ( Flywheel ) ° Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) Q Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 93 690602 Q Bushing - Throttle Shaft 121 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 977 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 104 690525 Q Pin - Float Hinge 105 231855 Gi Valve - Float Needle NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 106 690577 Q Seat - Inlet inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) 117 694352 Q Jet - Main ( Standard ) 56
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273360 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 404 691691 • + Seal - Valve Washer ( Governor Crank ) 868 76909687 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 876 4958 Kit - Pinion / Spring Wire - Connector Alternator 445 698083 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 877 393456 462 691261 Pin - Drive Retainer Washer ( Starter Cable ) 896 66916410 474 696459 Alternator 914 6909 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 503 691532 Solenoid - Fuel Strap - Starter 947 694393 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 950 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) Filter - Pre Cleaner 510 693699 Drive - Starter 967 697015 510A 497606 Drive - Starter 968 698403 Cover - Air Cleaner 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 975 495933 Bowl - Float Gasket Set - Carburetor 523 697086 Dipstick 977 690192 524 691032 Q Seal - Throttle Shaft • Seal - Dipstick Tube 987 691326 525 697184 Tube - Dipstick 1005 697853 Fan - Flywheel 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1019 697143 Kit - Label 544A 390837 Starter - Armature 1022 272475 • + Gasket - Rocker Cover 552 697144 Cover - Rocker Arm Bushing - Governor Crank 1023 692492 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) . . . . 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 584 697112 Arm - Rocker Cover - Breather Passage 1029 691751 601 95162 Guide - Push Rod Clamp - Hose 1034 06908220 Pin - Cotter 1036 6957 Label - Emission 614 691620 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1040 698368 Plate - Trim 617 692138 Qo SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1044 691658 Screw ( Flywheel ) 634 690801 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1051 691265 Ring - Retainingnual Owner's Ma Choke ) 1058 275038 634A 690802 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Choke A 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) Matic ) 1083 691626 Nut ( Starter Terminal ) 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1083A 690958 Nut ( Starter Terminal ) Retainer - Air Filter 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 643 698401 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1091 691333 Cap - Limiteret - • Seal - Governor Shaft 1095 690190 Gasket S Valve 691 692407 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 718 690959 Reed - Breather Pin - Locating 1263 697124 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1265 697125 Support - Blower Housing 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1266 691917 • Q SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 758 697134 Counterweight 1266A 697123 Q SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight 1267 697575 Latch - Blower Housing Gear - Pinion 1270 697156 783 693713 Plug - AVS Counterweight 783A 693059 Gear - Pinion 1279 690960 Screw ( Blower Housing Support ) 789 698329 Harness - Wiring 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 801 691283 Cap - Drive High Speed : 3000 - 3200 801A 394856 Cap - Drive 802 691286 Cap - End Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 Cap - End 802A 395537 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 803 693757 Housing - Starter 803A 398159 Housing - Starter : l : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 847 697611 Dipstick / Tube Assembly NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ¢ . o down the face of slopes , never across the face , Do not mow _ IL ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees , Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control , Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes , 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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25146147 Cable battery
26STD391020 Fuse 20 amp
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
284207J Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30163968 Switch ign
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40179720 Harness, ignition
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter rectangular 6 amp
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
8176689 Box . battery
90180449 Terminal cover
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 1
11174996 Panel assembly dash lh
13172105X010 Panel, assembly slkscr dash r.h.
1417490608 Screw
14271-246213 Brush guard
14271-245994 Front bumper
14271-243223 Broadcast spreader
14271-242221 42" sweeper
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Jod pivot chassis/hood
166189747 Screw hi-lo #13-16 x 5/8 w/patch
17185682X558 Hood assembly laser
18184921 Bumper
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20717670508 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20817670608 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20917000612 Screw
212175143 Lens insert
26STD541437 Nut
28188636 Lens
29174332X599 Grill lens
30174738X558 Fend/ftrest pnt stlt
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
7473690600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9199928 Dash
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1N/P Transmission (see breakdown) hydro gear model 3...
10STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 1
10371-246213 Brush guard
10371-245994 Front bumper
10371-243223 Broadcast spreader
10371-242221 42" sweeper
10373940800 Nut
116STD533710 Bolt rdhd sq neck 3/8-16 x 1
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
14STD551125 Washer lock 1/4
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
16STD541431 Nut, lock hex w/ins 5/16-18 unc
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
16419091210 Washer
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/ins 3/8-16
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
199169612 Bolt shoulder
200STD533110 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
202STD533717 Bolt carr. sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
20519171616 Washer
21106933X Knob
212145212 Hex nut
22169498 Hg rod brake
24STD541237 Nut
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin, cotter 1/8 x 3/4
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
30130807 Bracket, transmission
32STD523107 Bolt hex 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Pin, roll
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD533727 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 gr. 5
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-belt
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57140294 Belt
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
628883R Pedal cover
63175410 Pulley eng cl mech 38 deg
64173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
70134683 Keeper
71169183 Strap, torque, lh hydro
73169182 Strap, torque, rh hydro
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 Ring, e
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81165596 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169843 Link transaxle
89164890X428 Shift console
90124346X Nut
95170201 Lever bypass
96STD624003 Spring, retainer 1"
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1400302 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2195673 Axle assembly
26126847X Bushing
2819131416 Washer
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
30STD561210 Pin cotter
32192757 Rod, tie
36155106 Bushing, steering
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38139769 Insert, cap steering wheel, standard, black
3919183812 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
4073540600 Crownlock nut
41186737 Adaptor, steeriing wheel
42145054X428 Steering boot
43121749X Washer
44180640 Extension shaft
46121232X Cap
47183226 Grease fitting
56266H Thrust bearing use 1 or 2 as required
5173540400 Crownlock nut
5471130420 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4 gr.8
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
68169827 Axle brace
719272016 Washer
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
85133835 Fastener
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
93366R Bearing
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1170545 Control, throttle paddle
13272293 Gasket 1 313 id tin plated
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine (see breakdown)briggs model 31c707-0230-e1
31109202X Tank fuel 1 25 fr
32140527 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
37137040 Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
40532124028 Bushing snap nyl blk fuel line
4417670412 Screw, hex washer head, thread, roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
4517000612 Screw
4619091416 Washer
72183906 Screw . socket
7817060620 Screw
81STD541425 Nut flange 1/4-20 starter nut
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1401042 Seat 3350 blk/blk craftsman
10195530 Pan pnt seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr. 5 zinc
2140551 Bracket pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex lock w/ins 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 Owner's manual, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
1156811 Decal fender stlth operating instructions e/s
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
12146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
13189276 Decal, dash panel
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
2189264 Decal, hood replacement
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3171704 Decal hood logo
4189244 Decal, briggs 16 hp ic sears
5STD561820 Decal, deck "b" 42"
6133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
9163204 Decal, fender craftsman
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 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
9126957X Tire r ts 18 x 8.5-8 c.service
071-246213 Brush guard
071-245994 Front bumper
071-243223 Broadcast spreader
071-242221 42" sweeper
05479J Plug
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 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
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0188960 Manual
0188961 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
11134149 Blade
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12971-246213 Brush guard
12971-245994 Front bumper
12971-243223 Broadcast spreader
12971-242221 42" sweeper
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.
152175067 Cable clutch 42 in
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
185188234 Head assembly, cable clutch
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 Spacer washer
32173436 Pulley, mandrel
33400234 Nut, toplock, flanged
3472110612 Bolt
36173438 Pulley, idler, flat
4165460 Sway bracket
40409148 Nut lock 3/8-16 unc
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
48133944 Washer
5STD624008 Retainer spring
52139888 Bolt
53184907 Arm brake
54178515 Flat washer
55155046 Arm idler 42" mower lt/yt
56165723 Spacer . retainer
59141043 Guard
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
67149846 Knob, deluxe 1/2-13
68144959 Belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
92STD541437 Nut
1170351 Housing
10170359 Ring retainer
107170432 Deflector
108170433 Washer, motorshaft .71 id x 1.15 odx .030 thk
109142914 Plug, sae #6
11170360 Spacer
111170435 O ring .07 x .301 i.d.
113170437 Support bracket
116173165 Silicon sponge
119173161 Fan
12169870 Ring , retainer
120170440 Pulley, 3.68
122173162 #12 t.f. screw lindented hex washer head
123173163 Bracket belt keeper
124170444 Kit, center section filter bypass center sectio...
125173098 Filter assembly
126173164 Fan pulleys
127170447 Kit, sel - lip seal .67 x 1.58 x .276; lip seal...
128173165 Expansion kit
13170361 Seal, lip, .67 x 1.58 x .276
14169869 Ball brg 17mm id x 40mm od x 12mm
16170362 Hex flange head screw 5/16-24 x 0.75
17170363 Seal, lip 18 x 32 x 7
18170364 Control arm
19150771 Bearing, 30 x 52 x 13 thrust
2170352 Housing
23170365 Check plug assembly, washer
24170366 Shaft, motor 1
27170367 Pinion gear
28170368 Gear 1 ot / 48t
29170369 Gear, 1 ot jackshaft
3170353 Kit, center section center section, machined bu...
30170370 60t bull gear
31170371 Sleeve bearing .75 x 1.575 x .625 sleeve bearin...
33142991 Washer, 3/4 id x 1-1/2 od x .13 thk
34170390 Lip seal, axle shaft
35170391 Axle shaft
36170392 Axle
37198309 Miter gear (splined)
38198309 Miter gear 15t (0.5 id)
39150809 Shaft
4170354 Swashplate, trunnion machined
40170393 Spiral ring
41170394 Jackshaft pin
42170395 Magnet , ring
43170396 Spring , bypass
44150797 Hydro mtg screw 3/8-24 x 2.5 long
45170398 Filter
46170398 Base , filter
47170400 Actuator, bypass
48170400 Rod, bypass actuator
49170401 Arm, bypass
5169898 Kit, cylinder block (10cc); 10cc cylinder block...
50170402 Retaining ring
51170403 Seal, lip, .741 x .250 x .250 tc
52170404 Flat washer
53170405 Retaining ring
54170406 Bearing, center block
55142977 Spring
56142978 Washer
57N/P 20w-50 oil 72.8 oz
58170407 Brake yoke
59170408 Rotor, brake
6170355 Sealant 10.5 oz.
60142883 Brake
61142882 Puck
62142887 Brake
63170410 Hex cap screw
64142892 Bolt
65161174 Spacer
66189386 Spring, brake arm bias
67170413 Square head bolt 5/16-24-ribbed
68186352 Arm, brake
69144607 Slotted hex nut 5/16-24
7170356 Screw
70144608 Cotter pin 3/32 x 3/4
71161181 Compression spring brake anti-drag
72142974 Washer, ht .5 i.d. x 1 o.d. x .032
73142884 Washer
74142909 Oil seal .625 x 1.0 x .25
75170420 Assembly, check plug w/washer, 027
76161134 Stud, 5/16-24 friction pack
77170422 Puck, .330 x 1.50 x .0975
78142969 Spring
79142980 Spacer
8170357 Stud, 5/16-24 hex double end
80150778 Hex lock nut 5/16-24 unjf (nylon insert)
81170423 Wedge, friction pack
82170424 Clip washer
83161168 Pin, standard headless
84170425 Fitting, 5/16 sae 5/32 tube
85170426 Expansion hose
87173160 Cap , vent
88161175 Bolt, self tapping 10-32 x 1/2
9170358 Input shaft
90170430 Puck, inner wedge
900171613 Transaxle
93170431 Spring clip