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Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMAWJ LAWN TRACTOR 17.5 HP , 42 " Mower ElectricStart AutomaticTransmission Model No . 917.273381 i differently from previously built engines . Before you start the I _ This product has a low emission engine which operates I engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . I 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 pro , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit ourCraftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1118 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your 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 warved 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 - ! ng objects . Failure to observe the followingsafety 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 - , _ WARNING : 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 - itsconstituents , 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 , toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked II . SLOPE OPERATION up and thrown by the blade . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - • Be sure the area is clear of other people of - control and tipover accidents , which can before mowing . Stop machine if anyone result in severe injury or death . All slopesck enters the area . require extra caution . If you cannot ba • 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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• Never carry children . They may fall off DO : and be seriously injured or interfere with • Mow up and down slopes , not across . safe machine operation . • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree • Never allow children to operate the limbs , etc . machine . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - • Use extra care when approaching blind even terrain could overturn the machine . 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 s _ ope . 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 . • Donotmowneardrop - 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 otherdebrisbuild - upC . leanoilorfue _ the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillageA . llowmachinetocoolbefore caves in . storing . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced * Stopandinspecttheequipmentifyou traction could cause sliding . strikeanobject . Repair , ifnecessary , • Do not try to stabilize the machine by beforerestarting . putting your foot on the ground . • Nevermake adjustmentsorrepairswith • Do notuse grass catcher on steep theenginerunning . slopes . • Grass catcher components are subject to wear , damage , and deterioration , IlL CHILDREN 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 • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven enters the area . terrain could overturn the machine . Tall • Never carry passengers or children grass can hide obstacles . even with the blades off . • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - so that you will not have to stop or shift lutely necessary . Always look down and while on the slope . behind before and while backing . • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If • Never carry children . They may fall off tires lose traction , disengage the blades and be seriously injured or interfere with and proceed slowly straight down the safe machine operation . slope . • Keep children out of the mowing tareaher • If machine stops while going uphill , and under the watchful care of ano disengage blades , shift into reverse and responsible adult . back down slowly . • Be alert and turn machine off if children • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , enter the area . and then , turn slowly and gradually • Before and when backing , look behind downhill , if possible . and down for small children . • Mow up and down slopes ( 150 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 API - 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 = s ( 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 : UlR 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 - Sears or other qualified service center . nance check . We have competent , well - trained techni - • Fast help by phone - phone support cians and the proper tools to service or from . a Sears technician on products repair this tractor . requmng in - home repair , plus conve - Please read and retain this manual . The nient repair scheduling . 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 observe the " SAFETY RULES " . to schedule service . You can call anytime 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 usingyour 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 _ WARNING : This tractor is equipped todayl 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 . gress - 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 / 2 - 20 _ ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 . - 1 / 4 1 / 4 - 28 Steering Steering Extension Shaft Boojt i / _ / IIIIIIIIII Steering / / ' , , ' Wheel Adapter ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob 1 _ _ 1 _ 0 ( 1 ) Oil Drain _ For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . Review the video cassette before you begin . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR 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 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 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 ing shaft . Align mounting holes in ex - where tractor is to rolloff skid . tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . INSTALL SEAT IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - Adjust seat before tightening adjustment curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . knob . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat slots in dash and push down to secure . washer securing seat to cardboard INSTALL STEERING WHEEL packing and set aside for assembly of 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so seat to tractor . they are pointing straight forward . 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from the cardboard packing . Remove the steering wheel and slide adapter onto cardboard packing and discard . steering shaft extension . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars shoulder bolts are positioned over the are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide large slotted holes in pan . inside boot and onto adapter . 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear nut and tighten securely . of tractor , 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel . 8
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NOTE : You may now roll or drive your 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - semble adjustment knob and flat tractor off the skid . Followthe appropriate instructionbelow to remove the tractor washer loosely . Do not tighten . from the skid . 6 . Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 7 . Slide seat until a comfortable position Operation section for location and is reached which allows you to press function of controls ) clutch / brake pedal all the way down . 8 . Get off seat without moving itsad - 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise justed position . attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 9 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 5 . Remove banding holding deflector Seat I shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID Shoulder ( See Operation section for location Bolts and function of controls ) _ bWARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be usurere tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . Adjustment Knob 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . CHECK BATTERY 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - mission engaged " position . ( See ' q'O I . Lift seat pan to raised position . TRANSPORT " in the Operation section NOTE : If this battery is put into service of this manual ) . after month and year indicated on label 4 . Sit on seat in operating position . ( label located between terminals ) charge depress clutch / brake pedal and set the battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 parking brake . amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral section of this manual for charging instruc - ( N ) position . tions ) . 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle 9rminal 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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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your trac - ( If previously removed ) tor , check to see that the brake is properly 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in adjusted . See ' q'O ADJUST BRAKE " in upright position . the Service and Adjustments section of 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front this manual . of mower deck opening and slide into place , as shown . CHECKLIST 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of Before you operate your new tractor , we mower deck . wish to assure that you receive the best 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of performance and satisfaction from this mower deck . quality product . . ' % AHIC , AUTION : Do not remove deflector Please review the following checklist : shield from mower . • / All assembly instructions have been completed . Mulcher / No remaining loose parts in carton . Plate Deflecter • / Battery is properly prepared and Shield charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) , , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - ened securely , Latch , / All tires are properly inflated , ( For ship - Hooks ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) , , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR side - to - side / frent - to - rear for best cutting DISCHARGING results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) , Simply remove mulcher plate and store in , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure a safe place . Your mower is now ready for they are routed properly around pulleys discharging or installation of optional grass and inside all belt keepers . catcher accessory . • / Check wiring . See that all connections NOTE : It is not necessary to change are still secure and wires are properly blades . The mulching blades are designed clamped . for discharging and bagging also . , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel CHECKTIRE PRESSURE control is in " transmission engaged " The tires en your tractor were overinflated position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the at the factory for shipping purposes , Cor - Operation section of this manual ) . rect tire pressure is important for best While learning how to use your tractor , pay cutting performance . extra attention to the following important • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in items : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section , f Engine oil is at proper level . of this manual , , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , CHECK DECK LEVELNESS regular unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls - their For best cutting results , mower hous - location and function . Operate them ing should be properly leveled . See ' q'Orvice before you start the engine . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Se , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - and Adjustments section of this manual , ating condition . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION , / It is important to purge the transmission OF ALL BELTS before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - See the figures that are shown for replac - mission purging instructions ( See " TONS - ing motion and mower blade drive belts START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRA in the Service and Adjustments section MISSION " in the Operation section of of this manual . Verify that the belts are this manual ) . routed correctly . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or Lr _ Literature supplied wLththe product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I ' . , I SLOW IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST ENGINE OFF UGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKINGBRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKINGBRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT UGHT ATTACHMENT A3 - rACHMENTAGED KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS DANGER _ KEEPHANDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENG AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER Indicates a hazardwhich , if notavoided , will result In death or serious injury . WARNING Indicatesa hazardwhich , if notavoided , could result In doeth or serious Injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicatesa hazardwhich , if notavoided , might result In minor or moderate Injury . CAUTION whenusedwithout the alertsymbol , & indicatesa situationthat could result In damage to the tractor and / or engine , Failure to follow LnstrucUons could result in serious Injuryor HOT SURFACES Indicates s hazardwhich , death . The safety alert symbol if notavoided , could result In death , serious Injury is used to identifysafety Inform - end / or properly damage . ation about hazards which can / , , _ , FIRE indicatesa hazardwhich , if notavoided , result in death , serious Injury JI ¢ could result In doeth , serious Injury end / or property damage . and / or property damage . 11
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KNOW YOU R 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 iht Switch Position Ammeter Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment Lift Lever Height Clutch / Brake Pedal Adjustment Indicator Freewheel g 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 . declutching and braking the tractor and THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages speed and direction of tractor . transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the ] eyes , whachcan result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments J or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I mask worn over spectacles . ] HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and remove key . Always remove key when TO SET PARKING BRAKE 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 _ bCAUTION : Always stop tractor com - Choke \ pletely , as described above , before leaving Control " , . Ignition Key the operator's position . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Brake Position Always operate engine at full throttle . Pedal Motion Control • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . . . i - 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 . I . 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 idle before stopping may cause engine to types of grass being mowed . " 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 - 1 . Select desired height of cut . tion with attachment liftcontrol . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down 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 . Tranemlselon Engaged Attachemnt Attachment . _ _ Uft Lever ClutchLever _ ) ) • Highsition " Engaged " _ ~ " _ . Y Po Position Oissng _ ag _ PosiUon Transmission Dlsengaged Shield 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 _ I _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , hillswith slopes greater than 150 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 _ ] ascan 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 . The engine in your tractor has been Never use engine or carburetor cleaner 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 ) . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - ( N ) position . 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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PURGE TRANSMISSION COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below ) To ensure proper operation and per - formance , it is recommended that the 7 . When engine starts , allow nengine to run with the throttle control i the transmission be purged before operating choke position until the engine runs tractor for the first time . This procedure will roughly , then move throttle control remove any trapped air inside the trans - to fast position . This may require an mission which may have developed during engine warm - up period from several shipping of your tractor . seconds to several minutes , depending IMPORTANT : Should your transmission on the temperature . require removal for service or replace - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . Before driving the unit in cold weather , 1 . Place tractor safely in an area that is the transmission should be warmed up as flat for approximately 80 feet in front of follows : the tractor and set the parking brake . 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 2 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . 2 . Place the motion control lever in After the engine is running , move neutral . Release the parking brake throttle control to slow position . With and let the clutch / brake slowly return motion control lever in neutral ( N ) to operating position . position , slowly disengage clutch / brake 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to pedal . warm up . This can be done during 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to the engine warm up period . full forward position and hold for five • The attachments can also be used dur - ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . ing the engine warm - up period after the Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - transmission has been warmed up . tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 approximately 20 feet . After the tractor feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) moves approximately 20 feet in reverse the carburetor fuel mixture may need to return the motion control lever to the be adjusted for best engine performance . neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - ( See ' _ 1 " OADJUST CARBURETOR " in the dure three ( 3 ) times . Service and Adjustments section of this Your transmission is now purged and now manual . ) ready for normal operation . 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 ' _ ' O trash . Clean after each use . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the • The special mulching blade will recut Service and Adjustments section of this manual . the grass clippings many times and • The left hand side of mower should be reduce them in size so that as they fall 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 eof the tractor . This will result in a mor mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) speed as this will provide the best recut - even distributionof clippings and more ting action of the blades . uniform cutting . • Avoidcutting 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 clippingswill 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 - I duce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . t MAX 1 / 3 00272 • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave • Certain types of grass and grass undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry conditions may require that an area be before mowing . mulched a second time to completely • Always operate engine at full throttle hide the clippings . When doing a sec - 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 weekk of material . Regulate ground speed by to week . Mow north to south one wee 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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AS YOU COMPLETE , _ ' _ _ _ , ' _ ' _ _ _ ' _ , _ ' _ " REGULAR SERVlCE J _ _ RVICE DATES cChh : ; kkBt : : ; reOsP : : ti ° rt _ Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems V _ R Check for Loose Fasteners ll _ V's I _ Sharpen / Replace Mower Blade , _ 3 T Lubrication Chart I _ 0 Check Battery Level 1 _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals _ if Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts V ' Check Engine Oil Level V _ V ° Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) k _ ' l , : V _ E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ lr ; V * N Clean Air Filter _ ; G Clean Air Screen Arrester v ' IN inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) I _ , ; Clean Engine Cooling Fins Ik _ ; Replace Spark Plug _ 2 I _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy Iond or 3 * Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . _ nhigh ambient temperatoras . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 2 - Service more often when operating In dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axis pivot bolt to 35 fl . olbs , maximum . DO not overtighton . 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 • r ? ln le Zark ; ' ; / t full value from the warrantyo , perator It must maintain tractor as instructed in this I I t manual . J'g - - Some adjustments will need to be made @ Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your Bearing : = : . = - - - - - - / ' , , ' _ . BearingZerk tractor . At least once a season , check to see if Zerk _ you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments ® Engine ' , . - ' _ ' - , , ' section of this manual . • At least once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help @ GeneralPurposeGrease your engine run better and last longer . @ REFERTO Maintenance = ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . _ ivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . earings . Viscous lubricants will attractf dust and dirt that will shorten the life o the 3 . Check tire pressure . 4 . Check operator presence and self - lubricating bearings , If you feel they must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - interlock systems for proper operation . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly , 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 ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Tr _ ilieng _ _ _ Mandrel _ _ embly section of this manual ) . g P - , - - Blade Center _ • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or - insect control chemicals which can harm rub FlatWash _ _ _ - - _ v ber . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp LockWaeher . Star objects and other hazards that may _ ' _ - BladeBolt 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 bladeause OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will c 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 canbe 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 unthraaded 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 " J 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - low access to blades . 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and BA'I'rERY flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade Yourtractor 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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ENGINE • Keep battery bolts tight . • 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 . _ 0 _ 40 80 W • = - = 0 - + o + + + = + + 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first TI _ MPERATURE RANCIEANTICIPATED EFORE NEXT OIL CH + _ NGIE o . + . , = wm . jm1 _ . W _ l 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 ° R 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 . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - • Catch oil in a suitable container . 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 drain TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID valve and install the drain tube onto the The transaxle was sealed at the factory fitting . and fluid maintenance is not required forns - Oil DrainValve the life of the transaxle . Should the tra axle ever leak or require servicing , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . Closed end 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 2O
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3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning countemlockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . Handle 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 . = _ _ _ Cover 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this Pre - cleaner manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate read - Bas _ ots Tabs ing . Keep oil at " FULL " line on dipstick . AIR FILTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after Air screen must be kept free of dirt and every 25 hours of operation or every chaff to prevent engine damage from season . Service paper cartridge every overheating . Clean with a wire brush or 100 hours of operation or every season , compressed air to remove dirt and stub - whichever occurs first . born dried gum fibers . Service air cleaner more often under ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM dusty conditions . 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and Debris may clog the engine's air cool - rotate towards engine . ing system . Remove blower housing and 2 . Remove cover . clean area shown to prevent overheating 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and and engine damage . pre - cleaner from base . 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris Air Screen Clean out chaff and 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 gardenur 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs hose or pressure washer to clean yo 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 . Clamp _ Clamp Fuel Filter 22
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WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY & SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : I . 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 suspension arms . Slide mower out from under 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 Retainer Small Retainer Clutch ine S Pulley Retainer Spring Anti - Sway Bar prings ( Both Sides ) Collar _ Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23
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7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into • Before making any necessary adjust - bracket , slide collar onto guide and ments , check that both front links are 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 rboth • 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 i _ ndrel link adjustment nut on that side . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . inksShould ualinLength NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edae Bottom edge ofd of mower t _ _ . _ . _ . _ . . _ mower to groun ground _ / A - [ _ " - ' _ Ground Line _ " ' " T _ - - A n Arm Lift Link Adjustment N Front Unks 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 infront 3 . Pull belt away from mower . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . 24
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BELT INSTALLATION - 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys if necessary . If stopping distance is and idler pulleys still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves gear , further maintenance is neces - and inside all belt guides . sary . Replace brake pads or contact a 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " Sears or other qualified service center . in this section of this manual ) . , . _ Nut " A " Mandrel Operating / r ' - ' 7 / _ , . . . Arm _ _ _ l = r _ u _ Pulley TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT 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 . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE stop at highest speed in highest gear on a MOWER " in this section of manual ) . level , dry concrete or paved surface , then NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt brake must be checked and adjusted . and position of all belt guides and keepers . 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 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 . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and TO ADJUST BRAKE clutching idler . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves down and engage parking brake . and inside all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A " . 4 . Engage transmission by iplacingon freewheel control in " transmiss engaged " position . 25
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TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT Engine Pulley I - _ _ Shouldyourtransmissionrequire removalfor service or replacement , itshould be purged after ralnstallationand before ioperatingthen Clutching Idler _ , _ 1 tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " the Operation section of this manual . TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - : e _ ie _ n : p _ idle r _ _ _ _ _ . MENT If steering wheel crossbars are not Keeper horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are Transmission / r _ _ _ / positioned straight forward , remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal , Tighten securely . 0 Input Pulley 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 REMOVEWHEEL FOR REPAIRS be necessary . 1 . Block up axle securely . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt infront of the 2 . Remove axle cover , retainingring 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 . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - NOTE : On rear wheels only : align 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 Washers tractor still creeps forward or abackwardl while motion control lever is in neutr Retaining Rin 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 eKeyel ( Rear Wh 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 - Lever 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 ethe Adjustment engine , it should be recharged . ( Se " BAT - Bolt TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of 26this manual ) .
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If " jumper cables " are used for emergency Seat starting , follow this procedure : IMPORTANT : Yourtractor 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 and of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each Terminal battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis . 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 BA'I - rERY 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 . 4 . Firstconnect RED battery cable to _ I _ HH eaHdligt ° W ° _ ire 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 . C _ nnector 27
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ENGINE IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenancer , epair , or replacemenotf , thehich if screw is turned in too tight . emissioncontroldevicesandsystemsw , arebeingdoneatthecustomersexpense PRELIMINARY SETTING - may be performed byany non - road engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repairestablishmentor individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairsmust be performedby an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer'sservice outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL adjusted properly ( see above ) . CABLE FINAL SE'I - rlNG - ( See ' q'O 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 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five below before loosening cable . If adjust - 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 omixtureun - valve full travel clockwise then c cable until holes are aligned . Tighten clamp screw securely . temlockwise 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 - temlockwise ) 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 tractorfor 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 . J8 . 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 refilltank withfresh , 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 . Engine valves out of 8 , Contact a Sears or other 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 ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter , 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Faulty operator presence 9 . Contact a Sears or other 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 I1 . 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 leveVdirty 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 CAUSE PROBLEM CORRECTION 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change Loss of power ( 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 ' q'o Adjust CarburetoK ' in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Engine valves out of 15 . Contact a Sears or other adjustment , qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blad _ 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 and to run when connections . If not corrected presence control system . operator leaves contact a Sears or other seat with qualified service center . attachment 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 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and 3 . Clean underside of mower 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 - upof 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 I 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 , Poor grass 1 . Place throttle control in 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 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . continued ) 54 . . 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 . 7 . Clean underside of mower 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 " . Hesdllght ( s ) not 11 . Turn switch " ON " . 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 wiringand 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 . Engine " backfires " 1 . Engine throttle control not set 1 . Move throttle control to when turning at " SLOW " position for 30 " SLOW " position and allow engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping to idle for 30 seconds before engine , stopping engine . 32
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TRAcTOR " " MODEL HUMBER 91 I . , _ , " " - " SCHEMATtG 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ELECTRICAL 22 25 i I _ l 28 27 I . . . . . _ 7 _ 0 - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . I I i I t 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20 uric x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery Fender 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 183759 Harness Asm LightW / 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 Ign 33 140403 Key Ign 40 179720 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 ProtectionWire Loop 80 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 917.273381 CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES 28 31 2O8 74 chassis - Laser 4t.stlt _ 27 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273381 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis Stamping 2 176554 Drawbar 3 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 187846X013 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 , sLasert 30 188571X558 Fend / Ftrs Pnt STLT 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / e2Tytar 38 175710 Bracket Asm . PIvot Mower R 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Bqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uncx 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement BTLT 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar ChassisLT 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest ST 145 156524 Jod Pivot Chassis / Hood 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 " l - I " 207 17670508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18x1 / 2TYTT 208 17670608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw HexwshThdr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 BI . 212 175143 Insert Lens Reflective 278 191611 Screw 10x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex - - 5479J Plug , Button - - 187801 Plug , Dome , Plastic NOTE : All component dimensions given fo U . S . inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 GROUND DRIVE 32 37 36 35 16 _ 52 2 3O 29 / 96 74 75 drive - hydro . silL72 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 . . . . . . Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 69 142432 Screw Hex , Wsh , HI - Lo Peedass LTH2000 1 / 4 x 1 / 2 unc Keeper Belt Engine 8 165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 70 51346837 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x I CAD 74 1370 Spacerer Wash 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga , 14 10040400 Washer LookHvy Helical 75 121749X 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 76 STD581075 E - Ring 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 77 123583X Key , Square5 / Unc 78 121748X Washer 2 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 81 178140 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered Unc 82 165711 Spring Torsion 21 130564 Knob 1 / 2 - 13 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . Nut LookCenter 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 22 178141 Rod , Brake 85 150360 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 89 188309X428 Console , Shift Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH 25 106888X Spring , Broke ROd 95 H178134 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD , 96 4497 Retainer Spring 1 " ZInPJCad . Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga 28 175765 Rod , Perking Brake 112 19091210 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Bqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 174973 Bracket , Transaxle 120 73900600 Nut Look Fig 3 / 6 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 Unc x 3 / 4 150 175456 Spacer xRetainer2x Washer 13 / 32 10Ga . 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 151 19133210 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 156 81660029 36 19211616 Washer 158 1655 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Shift 37 1572H Pin , Roll 159 183900 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr 5 39 72110622 Bolt RDHD 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 3 / 4 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 Unc Gr . 5 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 Unc x 1 Gr 5 Bracket Pivot Lever 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 165 165623 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 166 17490510 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch 168 165492 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 169 165580 Plate Fastening 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr 5 197 169613 Nyllner Snap - in 5 / 8 " 1D 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 Unc 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " GHydr . Bolt Cart Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 5 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 Unc 202 72110614 53 105710X Link , Clutch 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 245 178122 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 56 17060620 Screw3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 246 178121 Strap Torque Rh LTH20002000 57 178138 V - Belt 247 181462 Link Shift Transaxle LTH Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 251 1170605166 51 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16x . 875 252 191316 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 62 8883R Cover , Pedal 263 17000612 63 175410 Pulley , Engine6 - 64 173937 Bolt Hax 7 / 1 20 x 4 Gr . 5 NOTE : Allcomponendt imensionsgivenIn U . S . Inches 65 STD551143 Washer 1 inch = 25,4 mm 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 STEERINGASSEMBLY . . _ 38 L 6 ? 67 17 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273381 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 139768 Steadng Wheel 2 175131 Axle Assembly 3 169840 SpindleAssembly , LH . 4 169839 SpindleAssembly , R . H . 5 6266H Beadng , 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 , K ] ip 9 3366R Beadng , Steering Column 10 175121 Dregllnk 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Assembly , Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , 7Drag / 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 8 x 16 Ga . 29 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 Crownlock3 / 8 - 24 unf 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145C54X428 Boot , Steering Shaft1 / 43 121749X Washer 2.5 / 32 x 1 - 4 x 16 Ga . 44 180640 ExtensionShaft Steering 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 183226 Fitting , Greaseck 51 73540400 Nut Crownlo 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 BracketSusp . Chassis Front 85 133835 Fastener Chdstrnas Tree 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip Steering NOTE : Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ENGINE 2 3 13 4 14 78 ' 33 7 31 29 23 r OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . 1 cyU 7 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 ControlThrot / Ch 170545 2 17720408 Screw HexThd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 3 Engine ( See Breakdown ) Brlggs Model 31C707 - 0230 - E1 4 137352 Muffler Exhaust B & S Lt 13 165291 Gasket 1 313 Id'rln Plated 14 148456 Tube Drain oll easyTooth 16 STD551237 Washer Lock Ext 3 / 8 23 169837 Shield Browning / DebrisGuard 29 137180 Arrestor 2Spark5 31 184900 Tank Fuel 1 Fr 32 14 ( _ 527 Cap Asm Fuel 33 123487X Clamp Hose BIk Une Fuel 20 " 37 137040 38 181654 Plug drain oll easy 40 124028X BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Linex 44 17670412 Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20 3 / 4 45 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 46 19091416 72 183906 Screw Socket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16x 1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Flange 1 / 4 - 20 Starter Nut NOTE : AllcomponendtimensiongsivenIn U . S . Inches 1Inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 SEAT ASSEMBLY 12 ses _ t _ lt . knob _ g KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 188716 Seat 3350 BIk / blk Craftsman 12 121246X Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 2 180166 13 121248X Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk ) BushingSnap BIk Nyl 50 xId 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 420 1 - 1 / 2 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga , 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc 5 145006 16 121250 ) ( Clip Push In Hinged Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 6 STD541437 Nut He ) ( Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 uno 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr , 5 Zinc 7 124181X 21 171852 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk ZI BoltShoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc - 2A 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga , 10 180186 Pan Pnt Seat 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wlngnut NOTE : All component dimensions given In U . S . Inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 DECALS 2 13 10 4 13 6 3 7 7 \ 20 11 9 5 12 16 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156811 Decal , Opar . Instr . 13 186787 Decal , DashPanel 2 190927 Decal , Hood Replacement 14 160396 Decal , V - BeltSchematic 3 184728 Decal , Hood , R . H . 15 186377 Decal , Engine 4 184729 Decal , Hood , L . H . 16 172331 Decal , MowerHvy . Duty12Ga . 5 179128 Decal , Deck " B " 42 " 20 149516 DecalBatteryDngr / PsnEng 6 133644 DecalChassDisconnect Decal , Customer Maintenance - - 11783921 7 184730 Decal Hood Side LT1000 - - 1383 Decal , LiftHandle 9 184899 PadFootrestLH STLT Decal , Fender , Craftsman - - 184310X428 10 156439 PadFootrestRHSTLT Decal , Fender Danger - - 184311 ) ( 428 11 138047 Decal , Battery - - 190922 Owner'sManual , English 12 146046 Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic - - 190923 Owner'sManual , Spanish KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 CapValueTire 2 65139 StemValue 2 _ 5,0 3 106222X Tire FTs 15x 6 0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 TubeInnerFront # 35060 5 106732X624 RimAsm6 " frontWhiteService 6 278H nFittingGreasege 7 9040H BearingFla 8 106108X624 RimAsm8 " rearWhiteService 11 9 106268X Tire RTs 18x 9 5 - 8 Service 10 7152J TubeRear9 5 x 8 Service 11 104757X428 CapAxleBIk1 50x 1 00be - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10oz . tu ) NOTE : All componentdimensionsgivenIn U . S . Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheeU 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 LIFT ASSEMBLY 8 li . ! ' I ' I I " i . I ' 3 2 6 6 13 13 2O 20 19 15 lift - rh . lplece _ 3 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm inner Spring W / Plunger 2 159471 Shaft Asm . lift 3 105767X Pin Groove 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 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 LinkAsm Lift L . H . 12 139866 LinkAsm 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 unc 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 20 163552 Retainer Spring 31 169865 Beadng , Pvt . Lift3 / 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 8 - 24 NOTE : Allcomponentdimensionsgiven In U . S . inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 MOWER DECK 152 _ 5 401 _ , 148 . 146 106 " . _ 102 103 105 lOS / _ ' . T , _ / / _ / / _ . 7 : l 142 , 147 lO3r \ f . _ J / / 101 / _ / / 104 lllll 34 102 _ l 21 16 27 14 29 18 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 MOWERDECK KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 5 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 46 41377294 Washer , Hardened 2 STD533107 Bolt 48 1339 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 3 138017 BracketAssembly , Sway Bar , 52 01398887 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake Front 53 1849 Washer , Hardened 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 54 178515 Arm , Idler 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 55 155046 Spacer , Retelner 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 56 41657233 Guard , TUV Idler 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 59 1410 Knob Custom Oval 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 67 149846 V - BOlt 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 68 144959 Nut ( The followingblades are 92 STD541437 Mulcher Cover available ) 101 136420 Screw 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching STD ( For 102 71081010 Washer # 10 mulching mowers only ) 103 19061216 Washer , Lock - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 104 STD551110 Latch Assembly , Bagger ( For better wear whan mulching ) 105 160793 Nut , Weld13 / - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift ( For bagging 106 2029 , . I Washer 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ordischarging ) 129 19131312 Bolt , Fin Hexx 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , 130 STD523710 3 / 8 - 16 unc 1 Gr . 5 Vented Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 18 unc x 1 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 131 STD533710 Arm Spdng Brake Mower 15 110485X Baarlng , Ball , Mandrel 142 165890 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 143 157109 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 144 158634 Pulley Idler Flat 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 145 165888 Bolt Carriage Idler 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 146 171977 Spdng Extension 21 STD541431 Nut CrownlockS / 16 - 18 unc 147 131335 Spring Return Idler 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 148 169022 Retainer Spring YellowZinca . 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 149 165898 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 G 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 150 19091216 Cable Clutch 42 In 26 110452X Nut , Push 152 169676 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 27 130968X425 Shield , Deflector 158 17720408 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 uno x 3 / 4 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 159 72140614 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 184 19131410 Head Asm , Cable Clutch 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 185 188234 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 31 187690 Washer , Spacer - - 130794 Housing , Shaft and Shaft 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel Hardware Only - Pulley Not 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged Included 34 72110612 Bolt Carr . Sh . Replacement Mower , Complete 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 - - 169583 ( Std . Deck - Order separately 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flatx mulcher cover componants key 37 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . nos . 101 - 106 ) 40 73900600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 uno 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . NOTE : AllcomponentdimensionsgiveninU . S . inchas 45 STD624003 Retainer 1inch = 25.4 mm 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 150 47 48 115 87 25 5O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772151 Cover L . H , 70 786196 Spacer . 625.765 3 770135 Case 79 792201 Spdng 5 776355 Counter Shaft 85 792154 OUFill Plug / 5 778263 Spur Gear 11T 87 788088A OII Seal 3 4 " 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 99 792141 Washer . 3771D . 058W 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13Tseth ) 100 792200 Snubber Washer 14 778388 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 101 792199 Snubber Spring . 471D 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 102 792154 Washer . 4371D . 078W 17 786139 Ddve Pin 103 792193 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 22 792194 Spdng 104 792198 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 105 780096 Washer , 625 ID , 057W 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 106 786162 Sleeve Assembly 26 792125 Retaining Ring 107 792046 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 28 792035 Retaining Ring 109 788104 " O " Ring 29 780065 Washer , 627 ID . 091W 113 786199 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 114 786200 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 115 786198 Sleeve Assembly ( Incl . 87 ) 87 790007 Brake Pad Plate 127 784384 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl . 109 ) 38 799021 Brake Pad 150 788098A LiquidGasket RTV Silicon 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 157 788102 OII Seal 9 / 16 " 1D 41 790102 Brake Lever 180 730229 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 182 788103 Grommet 42A 792203 Screw , 114 - 20x 1 - 3 / 4 183 792118 Relief Valve 48 792171 Screw , 10 - 24 x . 500 184 792196 Hose Barb 44A 790100 Inside Brake ( Mach ) 185 798050 Tubing 1 / 2 x 5 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Casting ) 190 792150 Washer 45 790101 Actuator Rod 191 792151 Nut 7 / 16 - 20 47 774869 Axle 16.812 200 794787 Differential ( Gear Reduction 48 774688 Axle 11.625 Drive ) 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 203 798044 Pulley & Hub rAss'y 56 778379 Spur Gear 81T 206 798055 Disconnect Leve 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 207 798053 Mounting Rate 67 776440 Brakashaft 208 798040 Fan 209 798054 Control Lever 210 794788 Hydro Module LH Fender Con - trol 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381ENUMBER0230 BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE - MODELNUMBER31C707 , TYP - E1 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 843 O 741 € _ ) 1270 V 8107 691 ( _ 759 _ 8420 1266 0 [ 1019LABELKIT I I 1058 OWNER'SMANUAL 12 I 1036 EMISSIONLABEL I 158 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 1095 VALVEGASKETSET 617 0 1 _ , 238 35 T 524 0 10 _ 2 914 61b _ _ 614 ! 1119 _ 267 " _ V 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATI'ONENGINE - MODELNUMBER31C707 , TYPENUMBER0230 - E1 108A _ 634A _ 118 142 _ I 117 g _ - 1o6 los _ 1 _ _ ' J 127 24o , _ 137 _ = _ , / 9 2760 94 121CARBURETOROVERHAUL KIT 4311 1266AQ 104 _ 127 _ 231 € 987 _ sl 276 _ Q lo5 _ 137 _ 634 = e 1288 1266Q 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 5 _ _ o1 _ 697 _ 74 80 _ 515 _ 579o • 1 _ 503 _ 75 462 1o7oV 852 513 80 _ A 1 _ . _ 511A NOTE : ForReplacermm _ tatier See Reference309 , 55
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 118 697492 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) Cylinder Assembly 2 399265 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 3 391086 125 697190 Carburetor • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 4 697106 127 695005 Plug - Welch Sump - Engine 5 698147 130 691750 Valve - Throttle Head - Cylinder 7 692410 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft • + Gasket - Cylinder Head 9 697109 • Gasket - Breather 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 10 697157 137 281165 ID : _ Gasket - FloatBowl Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 11 597113 Tube - Breather 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 12 697110 • Gasket - Crankcase 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A Matlc ) 142 697140 ID Nozzle - Carburetor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 146 691639 Key - Timingor - 16 697127 Cmnkshaft 186 692317 Connect Hose 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 187 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 22 692125 Length ) Screw ( Crankcase Cover / Sump ) 23 693557 Flywheel 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Armovernor 202 691841 Link - Mechanical G 25 697159 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 697160 Piston Assembly ( . 010 " Over - 209 692208 Spdng - Governor 216 691840 Link - Choke size ) 697162 222 694042 Bracket - Control Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control size ) 697163 Piston Assembly ( . 030 " Over - 231 691636 Screw ( Choke Valve ) size ) 232 691842 Spring - Governor 26 697164 Ring Set ( Standard ) 238 691843 Cap - Valveel 697165 240 394358 Flltar - Fu Ring Set ( . 010 " Oversize ) 697171 Ring Set ( . 020 _ Oversize ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 697172 Ring Set ( . 030 " Oversize ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) Lock - Piston Pin 27 697100 276 692255 _ l : l : 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 309 693551 Motor - Starter Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 309A . . . . . . . Motor - Starter ( For Replacement 37 697352 Guard - Rywheel Starter Motor , See Reference 40 691752 Retainer - Valve 3O9 ) 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 310 690323 BoR ( Starter Motor ) 45 690564 311 497608 Brush Set Tappet - Valve 46 697687 Camshaft 311A 395538 Brush Set 48 697761 Short Block ( 31C707 - 0230 - E2 333 492341 Armature - Magneto Replacement 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) Engine - art not avellaple ) 337 491055 Plug - Spark 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 51 692137 Gasket - Intake , O1 + 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) RPM Settings : LowSpeed : 1900 - 2100 73 697384 Screan - Rotating HighSpeed : 3000 - 3200 74 697987 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 75 690582 Washer ( Flywheel ) Included In Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 93 690602 121 Bushing - Throttle Shaft 94 498030 Kit - idle Mixture $ Included In Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 95 691636 977 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 98 495800 + Kit - Idle Speed IncludedIn Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 104 690525 ID Pin - Float Hingeeedle 105 231855 _ l Valve - Flcat N NOTE : Allcomponendt imensionsgivenin U . S . Seat - Inlet 106 690577 inches1inch : 25.4 mm 108 690484 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matlc ) 117 694352 Jet - Main ( Standard ) 56
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273381 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31C707 , TYPE NUMBER 0230 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 868 690968 ° + Seal - Valven 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 876 495877 Kit - Pinio Spring 445 698083 Ffltar - Alr Cleaner Cartddge 877 393456 Wire - Connector / Alternator 462 691251 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 896 691641 Pin - Ddve Retainer 474 696459 Alternator 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 503 691532 Strep - Starter 947 694393 Solenoid - Fuel 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 950 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 510 693699 Ddve - Starter 967 697015 Filter - Pre Cleaner 510A 497606 Ddve - Startar 968 698403 Cover - Air Cleaner 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 975 495933 Bowl - Float 523 697086 Dipstick 977 690192 Gasket Set - Carburetor 524 691032 • SeaI - DlpstickTube 987 691328 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 525 697184 Tube - Dipstick 1005 697853 Fan - Rywhsel 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1019 697143 Kit - Lebal 544A 390837 Starter - Armature 1022 272475 _ Gaaket - Rocker Cover 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1023 692492 Cover - Rocker Arm 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1025 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 579 691028 Nut ( Starter Cable ) - - - 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passege 1029 691751 Arm - Rocker 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1034 690822 Guide - Push Rodn 514 691620 Pin - Cotter 1036 695700 Label - Emissio 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1040 698368 Plate - Trim 617 692138 21 * Seal - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1044 691658 Screw ( Flywheel ) 634 690801 21 Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining Choke ) 1058 275038 Owner's Manual 634A 690802 21 Spring / Seal Assembly ( Choke A 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) Matic ) 1083 691626 Nut ( Startar Terminal ) 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1083A 690958 Nut ( Starter Terminal ) 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1091 691333 Cap - Limitert - 691 692407 ° Seal - Governor Shaft 1095 690190 Gasket Se Valve 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1263 697124 Reed - Breather 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1265 697125 Support - Blower Housing 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1266 691917 ° 21 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 758 697134 Counterweight 1266A 697123 21SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 759 697392 Pin - Countarwalght 1267 697575 Latch - Blower Housing 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 783A 693059 Gear - Pinion 1279 690960 Screw ( Blower Housing Support ) 789 698329 Harness - Widng 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) RPM Settings : Low Speed : 1900 - 2100 601 691283 Cap - Drive High Speed : 3000 - 3200 801A 394856 Cap - Drive 802 891286 Cap - End ° IncludedIn Engine Gasket Set , Key . No , 358 802A 395537 Cap - End 21 IncludedIn Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 803 693757 Housing - Starter No . 121 803A 398159 Housing - Starter _ includedIn Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 977 842 691031 ° SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) + includedIn Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 847 697611 Dipstick / TubeAssembly NOTE : All componandt irnensiongsivenIn U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ol ( o 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to e 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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1772151 Cover l.h.
100792200 Snubber washer
101792199 Snubber spring .47id
102792184 Washer .437id .078w
103792193 Screw
104792198 Nut, 3/8-24
105780096 Washer .625 id .057w
106786162 Sleeve assembly
107792046 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
109788104 "o" ring
113786199 Sleeve assembly (incl. 157)
114786200 Sleeve
115786198 Sleeve assembly (incl. 87)
127784384 Shift lever
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778373 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788102 Oil seal 9/16" id
17786139 Pin, drive
180730229B 80w90 oil
182788103 Grommet
183792118 Valve
184792196 Hose barb
185798050 Tubing
190792150 Washer
191792151 Nut
200794787A Differential (gear reduction drive)
203798044 Hub assembly pulley and
206798055 Disconnect lever
207798053 Mounting plate
208798040 Fan
209798054 Control lever
210794788 Module
22792194 Spring
23792195 Washer
25792073A Screw
26792125 Retaining ring
28792035 Retaining ring
29780065 Washer .627 id .091w
3770135 Case
31780189 Washer
36790071 Disk, brake
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
40792204 Roll pin .25
41790102 Lever
42792202 Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
42A792203 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
43792171 Screw
44A790100 Brake
44B790099 Outside brake (casting)
45790101 Actuator rod
47774869 Axle 16.812
48774688 Axle 11.625
49778378 Spur gear
5776355 Counter shaft
56778379 Spur gear 81t
6778263 Spur gear 11t
65780195 Washer
67776440 Brake shaft
70786196 Spacer .625 .765
79792201 Spring
85792154 Plug
87788088A Oil seal 3/4"
9786197 Sleeve
99792141 Washer .377id .058w
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1163465 Battery
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21183759 Harness
224152J Bulb
244799J Cable
25146147 Cable battery
26175158 Fuse 20 amp
2773510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
284207J Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30175566 Switch ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40179720 Harness, ignition
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43178861 Solenoid
45121433X Ammeter rectangular 6 amp
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
8176689 Box . battery
90180449 Terminal cover
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
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
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145156524 Jod pivot chassis/hood
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
278191611 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28188636 Lens
29174332X599 Grill lens
317000612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
30188571X558 Fend/ftrest pnt stlt
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
6072140606 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
7473680600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9187846X013 Dash
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1N/P Transaxle (see breakdown) peerless lth2000
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
11219091210 Washer
11672140608 Bolt rdhd sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
12073900600 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
1410040400 Washer lock hvy helical
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub 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
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
20272110614 Bolt carr sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr.5
21130564 Knob pistol
212145212 Hex nut
22178141 Rod . brake
2473350600 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16 unc
245178122 Strap torque lh - 1432000-006a
246178121 Strap torque rh-143.2000-006-a
247181462 Link shift transaxle-143.2000-006-a
25106888X Spring rod
25117060516 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 smgml tap/r
25219131616 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 ga.
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad.
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
30174973 Bracket, transaxle
3274760512 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
3619211616 Washer
371572H Pin, roll
38179114 Pulley idler
3972110622 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2 3/4 gr. 5
41175556 Keeper belt
47127783 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57178138 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117120614 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
69142432 Screw
70134683 Keeper
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81178140 Shaft assembly cross tapered
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
85150360 Nut
89188309X428 Fender/footrest
95178134 Disconnect assembly, rod bypass 1432000-006a
964497H Retainer spring 1" zinc/cad
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1139768 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2175131 Axle assembly
26126847X Bushing
2819131416 Washer
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
30STD561210 Pin cotter
32130465 Rod, tie
36155099 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
6772140618 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
68169827 Axle brace
719272016 Washer
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82169835 Bracket susp. chassis front
85133835 Fastener
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
93366R Bearing
91175553 Steering clip
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1170545 Control, throttle paddle
13165291 Gasket 1 313 id tin plated
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
16STD551237 Washer lock ext. tooth 3/8
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine (see breakdown) briggs model 31c707-0230-e1
31184900 Tank fuel 1 25 fr
32140527 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
37137040 Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
40124028X 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
8173510400 Nut flange 1/4-20 starter nut
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
1188716 Seat 3350 blk/blk craftsman
10180186 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
17123976X Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr. 5 zinc
2180166 Bracket . pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex lock w/ins 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1156811 Decal fender stlth operating instructions e/s
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
12146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
13186787 Decal, dash panel
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15186377 Decal, engine
16172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
2190927 Decal, hood replacement
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3184728 Decal, hood, r.h.
4184729 Decal, hood, l.h.
5179128 Decal, deck "b" 42"
6133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
7184730 Decal hood side l71000 lt
9184899 Decal, fender, craftsman gold
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3106222X 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
9106268X Tire r ts 18 x 9 5-8 service
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1159460 Wire assembly inner/spring with plunger lt
11139865 Link assembly lift l.h.
12139866 Link assembly lift r.h.
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
1673350800 Nut jam hex 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Nut lock w/wsh 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2159471 Assembly line shaft
20163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
3105767X Pin
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
412000002 E ring #5133-62
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7125631X Grip
8122365X Button plunger rear
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
1165892 Mower deck assembly, 42"
10140296 Washer
101136420 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer, lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137645 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
145165888 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
147131335 Spring
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091216 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 ga.
152169676 Cable clutch 42 in
15817720408 Screw
15972140614 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
16174493 Stripper
1872140505 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
27130968X428 Shield, deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3130817 Bracket assembly, sway bar, front
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32153535 Pulley, mandrel
33178342 Nut, toplock, flanged
3472110612 Bolt
36131494 Pulley, idler, flat
37STD551037 Washer, 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
4165460 Sway bracket
4073900600 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
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
05479J Plug
0190923 Owner's manual, spanish
0190922 Owner's manual, english
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chass disconnect
0169583 Mower deck, complete (standard deck, order sepa...
0138311 Decal, handle left height adjustment (lift handle)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...