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Owner's Manual CRI FTSMIIN Â° T 18.0 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No . 917.273396 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the [ _ his product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 Â° 800 Â° 659 Â° 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Assembly / Pre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 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 Â® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : o 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 o Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . o 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 . o 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 . o 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 . o Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . o Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equip - ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME @ . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179
IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsandfeet and throw - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafetyinstructionscould resultin serious injuryor death . Be awareof the mowerdischargedirec - _ IWARNING : In order to preventac - Â° tion and do not point it at anyone . Doerd cidentatstartingwhen settingup , trans - notoperatethe mowerwithout ueithar porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , the entiregrasscatcheror the g in alwaysdisconnectsparkplugwire pandark place . placewire where it cannot contacts Slowdown beforeturning . plug . Neverleavea runningmachineunat - _ I _ WARNING : Do notcoastdown a hill inor . tended . Alwaysturn off blades , set neutral , you may losecontrol of the tract parkingbrake , stopengine , and remove _ IWARNING : Towonly the attachments keysbeforedismounting . that are recommendedby and complywith oo Turnoff bladeswhen not mowing . specificationsof the manufacturerof gyour . Stopengine beforeremovinggrass tractor . Usecommonsensewhen towinpeed catcheror uncloggingchute . Operateonly at the lowestpossibles o Mowonly in daylightor good artificial when on a slope . Tooheavyof a load , light . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tirescan o Donot operatethe machinewhile under losetractionwiththe groundand cause the influenceof alcoholor drugs . you to lose controlof yourtractor , o Watchfor trafficwhen operatingnearor crossingroadways . _ IWARNmNG : Engineexhaust , msomeof - Useextracarewhen loadingor un - its constituents , and certainvehicleco Â° loadingthe machineinto a traileror ponentscontainor emitchemicalsknown truck . to the State of Californiato causecancer Dataindicatesthat operators , age l60arge and birthdefectsor other reproductive Â° harm . yearsand above , are ainvolvedinatedin - percentageof ridingmower - drelevaluaternd _ : _ IWARNING : Batteryposts , terminals juries . iTheseoperatorsshoulngmowea and relatedaccessoriescontain leadand their abilityto operatethe ridemselves leadcompounds , chemicalsknownto the safelyenoughto protectthy . Stateof Californiato cause cancerand othersfrom seriousinjurrass , birthdefectsor other reproductiveharm . Keepmachinefree of g hleavesor Wash hands after handling . other debrisbuild - upwhich cantouc hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do L GENERAL OPERATION not allow the mower deck to plow leaves o Read , understand , and followall instruc - or other debris which can cause build - tions inthe manualand on the machine up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel beforestarting . spillage before operating or storing the o Only allowresponsibleadults , who areate machine . Allow machine to cool before familiarwith the instructions , to oper storage . the machine . o Clearthe areaof objectssuch as rocks , H . SLOPE OPERATmON toys , wire , etc . , which couldbe picked up and thrownby the blade . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - o Be surethe area is clear of other npeoplee of - control and tipover accidents , which can before mowing . Stop machineif anyo result in severe injury or death . All slopes entersthe area . require extra caution . If you cannot back o Nevercarry passengers . up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . o Do not mow in reverseunlessabso - lutely necessary . Always lookdown and behind beforeandwhile backing .
DO : o Never carry children . They may fall off o Mow up and downslopes , notacross . and be seriously injured or interfere with o Removeobstaclessuch as rocks , tree safe machine operation . limbs , etc . o Never allow children to operate the o Watchfor holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - machine . eventerrain couldoverturnthe machine . o Use extra care when approaching blind Taft grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects o Use slow speed . Choose a low gear that may obscure vision . so that you will not have to stop or shift inV . SERVmCE while on the slope . o Follow the manufacturer's recommend - o Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are flammable and ations for wheel weights or counter - vapors are explosive . weights to improve stability . - Use only an approved container . o 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 o 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 o Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If container inside where there is an tires lose traction , disengage the blades open flame , such as a water heater . and proceed slowly straight down the o Never run a machine inside a closed slope . area . DO NOT : o 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 . o Never tamper with safety devices . o Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , Check their proper operation regularly . or embankments . The mower could o Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves In . storing . o Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced o Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , o Do not try to stabilize the machine by before restarting . putting your foot on the ground . o Never make adjustments or repairs with o Do not use grass catcher on steep the engine running . slopes . o Grass catcher components are subject HI . CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or Tragic accidents can occur if the operator allow objects to be thrown . Frequently is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the ma - check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - when necessary . sume that children will remain where you last saw them . o Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and o Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another use extra caution when servicing them . responsible adult . o Check brake operation frequently . Ad - o Be alert and turn machine off if children just and service as required . enter the area . o Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children .
o Be surethe area is clear of other peoplee o Removeobstaclessuchas rocks , tree before mowing . Stop machineif anyon limbs , etc . entersthe area . o Watchfor holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven terrain couldoverturnthe machine . Tall o Nevercarry passengersor children evenwith the bladesoff . grasscan hideobstacles . o Do not mow in reverseunlessabsom o Useslow speed . Choosea low gearshift lutely necessary . Always lookdown and sothat youwill not haveto stop or behind beforeandwhile backing . while onthe slope . o Nevercarry children . Theymayfall off o Avoid startingor stoppingon a slope . Ifes and be seriouslyinjuredor interferewith tires losetraction , disengagethe blade safe machineoperation . and proceedslowlystraightdown th o Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea slope . and underthe watchfulcare of another o If machinestopswhile goinguphill , responsibleadult . disengageblades , shift into reverseand o Be alert and turn machineoff if children backdown slowly . enterthe area . o Do notturn on slopes unlessnecessary , o Beforeand when backing , look behind andthen , turn slowlyand gradually and downfor smallchildren . downhill , if possible . o Mow up and downslopes ( 15 Â° Max ) , not across .
In the state of California the above is re - PRODUCT SPECIFICATmONS quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - GasolineCapacity1 . 25Unleaded nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states and Type : Regular may have similar laws . Federal laws apply OilType SAE 30 ( above32 Â° F ) on federal lands . A spark arrester for the ' APFSG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( below 32 Â° F muffler is available through your nearest Oil Capacity : W / Filter 3.5 Pints Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS W / O Filter 3.0 Pints section of this manual ) . Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC REPAmR PROTECTmON ( Gap : . 030 " ) Forward : Ground Speed Congratulations on making a smart pup 1st 1.1 ( MPH ) : chase . Your new Craftsman Â® product is 2nd 1.4 designed and manufactured for years of 3rd 2.2 dependable operation . But like all products , 4th 3.3 it may require repair from time to time . That's 5th 4.4 when having a Repair Protection Agreement 6th 4.9 can save you money and aggravation . Reverse : 1.4 Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI now and protect yourself from unexpected Rear : t2 PSI hassle and expense . Charging System : 3 Amps Battery Here's what's included in the Agreement : Â° Expert service by our 12,000 profe - 5 Amps Headlights sional repair specialists . Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 Â° Unlimited service and no charge for Min . CCA : 230 parts and labor on all covered repairs . Case Size : U1R Â° Product replacement if your covered Blade Bolt Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . product can't be fixed . Â° Discount of 10 % from regular price of CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of service and service - related parts not a new tractor . It has been designed , engi - covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % neered and manufactured to give you the best off regular price of preventive mainte - possible dependability and performance . nance check . Should you experience any problem you Â° Fast help by phone - phone support cannot easily remedy , please contact a from a Sears technician on products Sears or other qualified service center . requiring in - home repair , plus conve - We have competent , well - trained techni - nient repair scheduling . cians and the proper tools to service or Once you purchase the Agreement , a repair this tractor . simple phone call is all that it takes for you Please read and retain this manual . The to schedule service . You can call anytime instructions will enable you to assemble day or night , or schedule a service ap - and maintain your tractor properly . Always pointment online . observe the " SAFETY RULES " . Sears has over 12,000 professional repair CUSTOMER RESPONSIBmLmES specialists , who have access to over 4.5 * Read and observe the safety rules . million quality parts and accessories . , Follow a regular schedule in main - That's the kind of professionalism you can taining , caring for and using your tractor . count on to help prolong the life of your , Follow the instructions under " Mainte - new purchase for years to come . Purchase nance " and " Storage " sections of this your Repair Protection Agreement today ! owner's manual . Some limitations and exclusions apply . _ bWARNING : This tractor is equipped For prices and additional information with an internal combustion engine and call 1 - 800 - 827 - 665 & should not be used on or near any unim - SEARS mNSTALLATmON SERVICE proved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's For Sears professional installation of home exhaust system is equipped with a spark appliances , garage door openers , water arrester meeting applicable local or state heaters , and other major home items , in laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it the U , S , A , call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® should be maintained in effective working order by the operator .
Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer @ ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 2 - 20 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 Steering Extension [ _ _ Steering Wheel Adapter Steering Shaft I I Boot I I Seat ( 1 ) Washer @ 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob ( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Video Cassette Slope Sheet Keys ( 2 ) Keys
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 REQUmRED FOR ASSEMBLY - - 1 / 2 Hex Nut A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes you need . _ _ Large Flat are listed below . Washer ( 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 when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 / 4 Locknut _ Â¢ _ ; _ - _ : : : : _ - - 1 / 4 Hex Bolt 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 Lower _ / _ ' _ _ ' _ . . - , lay side panels flat . bl : eerlng _ , . _ - . . - - - - q 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or Shaft 1 > / ] " " . _ _ ' - Tab . . . . . - _ , _ Slots cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR FROM SKmD 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center ATTACH STEERING WHEEL of 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 roll off skid . tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . IMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - INSTALL SEAT curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . Adjust seat before tightening adjustment 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab knob . slots in dash and push down to secure . 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat INSTALL STEERING WHEEL washer securing seat to cardboard 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 nut bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear and tighten securely . of tractor .
5 , Pivotseat and pan forwardand as - NOTE : You may now roll or drive your sembleadjustmentknoband flat tractor off the skid , Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor washer loosely . Donot tighten . from the skid , 6 , Lowerseat intooperatingpositionand sit inseat . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKmD ( See 7 , Slideseat until a comfortableposition Operation section for mocation and is reachedwhich allowsyou to npress , clutch / brakepedalall the waydowd - function of controls ) 8 , Getoff seatwithout movingits a 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise justed position , attachment lift lever to its highest po - 9 , Raiseseat and tightenadjustment sition . knob securely , 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch ! brake pedal . Seat 3 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 5 . Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKmD ( See Operation section for mocation and Shoulder function of controms ) Bolts _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure Flat Washer the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . Adjustment Knob i 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , CHECK BATTERY depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) NOTE : If this battery is put into service position . after month and year indicated on label 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise ( label located between terminals ) charge attachment lift lever to its highest posi - battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 tion . amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 6 . Start the engine . After engine has section of this manual for charging instruc - started , move throttle control to idle tions ) . position . 7 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full Seat " BRAKE " position and hold . Move gear - Label shift lever to Ist gear . 8 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid . 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set park - Terminal ing brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow .
mNSTALLMULCHER PLATE CHECK FOR PROPER POSmTmON ( ff previousmy removed ) OF ALL BELTS 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in See the figures that are shown for replac - upright position . ing motion and mower blade drive belts 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front in the Service and Adjustments section of mower deck opening and slide into of this manual . Verify that the belts are place , as shown . routed correctly . 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck . CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of After you learn how to operate your trac - mower deck . tor , check to see that the brake is properly _ f ; _ , CAUTION : Do not remove deflector adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in shield from mower . the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . Deflector Mulcher , / CHECKLIS T Shield Plate Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor , we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product . Please review the following checklist : , / All assembly instructions have been Latch completed . Hooks , / No remaining loose parts in carton . , / Battery is properly prepared and TO CONVERTTO BAGGmNG OR charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . DISCHARGING , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - ened securely . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - a safe place . Your mower is now ready for ping purposes , the tires were overin - discharging or installation of optional grass flated at the factory ) . catcher accessory . NOTE : It is not necessary to change , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled blades . The mulcher blades are designed side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting for discharging and bagging also . results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) . , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure CHECKTmRE PRESSURE they are routed properly around pulleys The tires on your tractor were ovedn - and inside all belt keepers . flated at the factory for shipping purposes . , / Check wiring . See that all connections Correct tire pressure is important for best are still secure and wires are properly cutting performance . clamped . . Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in While learning how to use your tractor , pay " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section extra attention to the following important of this manual . items : , / Engine oil is at proper level . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - For best cutting results , mower hous - lar unleaded gasoline . ing should be properly leveled . See " TO , / Become familiar with all controls - their LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service location and function . Operate them and Adjustments section of this manual . before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . 10
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I \ 1 " _ SLOW IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST G ( : : : } : - - - 0 6 ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED oi FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD OVER TEMP MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT Â® @ @ @ @ AI - rACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury , _ hlll / lll _ llh _ , is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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 Light Switch Attachment Position Clutch Lever Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger - - Attachment Throttle / Choke Lift Lever Control Height Clutch / Brake Adjustment Pedal Lever Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNmTmON SWITCH - Used for starting and discharging ( - ) of battery . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LmFT LEVER PLUNGER _ Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at m attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT UFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH POSmTION mTurns the raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or headlights on and off . PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER _ Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . THROTTLEICHOKE CONTROL _ Used dedutcMng and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . GEARSHIFT LEVER _ Selects the speed and direction of tractor . 12
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR iMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKmNG CRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever Always operate engine at full throttle . " Engaged : Position o Operating engine at less than fuji throttle reduces the battery charging nition Key rate . , " Disengaged " o Full throttle offers the best bagging and Throttle / Position mower performance . Choke Parking Brake Control TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD " Engaged " The direction and speed of movement is Position Clutch / controlled by the gearshift lever . Brake 1 . Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal de - Pedal pressed and gearshift lever in neutral Gearshift ( N ) position . " Disengaged " " Brake " Lever 2 . Move gearshift lever to desired po - Position Position sition . 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to start movement . STOPPING iMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete MOWER BLADES - stop before shifting or changing gears . o To stop mower blades , move attachment Failure to do so will shorten the useful life clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . of your transaxle . GROUND DRWE - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT o To stop ground drive , depress clutch ! The position of the attachment lift lever brake pedal all the way down . determines the cutting height . o Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) o Grasp lift lever . position . o Press plunger with thumb and move ENGINE - lever to desired position . o Move throttle control to slow position . The cutting height range is approxi - NOTE : Failure to move throttle control mately 1 - t / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - to slow position and allowing engine to sured from the ground to the blade tip with idle before stopping may cause engine to the engine not running . These heights " backfire " . are approximate and may vary depending o Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and upon soil conditions , height of grass and remove key . Always remove key when types of grass being mowed . leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use , o Never use choke to stop engine . 13
o The average lawn should be cut to ap m o If slowing is necessary , move throttle proximately 2ml / 2 inches during the cool control lever to slower position . season and to over 3 inches during hot o If stopping is absolutely necessary , push months . For healthier and better looking clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posim lawns , mow often and after moderate tion and engage parking brake . growth . o Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be o For best cutting performance , grass over sure you have allowed room for tractor 6 inches in height should be mowed to roll slightly as you restart movement . twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; o To restart movement , slowly release the second to desired height . parking brake and clutch ! brake pedal . o Make all turns slowly . TO OPERATE MOWER TO TRANSPORT Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch . Any attempt o Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control . by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch o When pushing or towing your tractor , engaged will shut off the engine . You must be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) remain fully and centrally positioned in the position . seat to prevent the engine from hesitating o Do not push or tow tractor at more than or cutting off when operating your equip _ five ( 5 ) MPH . ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills , NOTE : To protect hood from damage 1 . Select desired height of cut , when transporting your tractor on a truck 2 , Start mower blades by engaging at _ or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and tachment clutch control , secured to tractor . Use an appropriate TO STOP MOWER BLADES means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , disengage attachment clutch control , etc . ) . _ ICAUTmON : Do not operate the mower TOWmNG CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - without either the entire grass catcher , MENTS on mowers so equipped , or the deflector Tow only the attachments that are recom - shield in place , mended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use common sense when towing . Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor , BEFORE STARTmNG THE ENGmNE CHECK ENGINE OraL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped , from the factory , already filled with summer weight oil . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . 2 . Remove oil fill cap ! dipstick and wipe clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw TO OPERATE ON HmLLS cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - move and read oil level . If necessary , _ IIWARNING : Do not drive up or down add oil until " FULL : ' mark on dipstick is hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and do reached . Do not overfill . not drive across any slope . Use the slope o For cold weather operation you should guide at the back of this manual . change oil for easier starting ( See the o Choose the slowest speed before starb oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance ing up or down hills . section of this manual ) . o Avoid stopping or changing speed on o To change engine oil , see the Mainte - hills , nance section in this manual . 14
ADD GASOLmNE , Insert key into ignition and turn key * Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck , Do clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do not overfill , Use fresh , clean , regular not run starter continuously for more unleaded gasoline with a minimum of than fifteen seconds per minute . If the 87 octane , ( Use of leaded gasoline will engine does not start after several increase carbon and lead oxide deposits attempts , move throttle control to fast and reduce valve life ) , Do not mix oil position , wait a few minutes and try with gasoline , Purchase fuel in quan - again . If engine still does not start , tities that can be used within 30 days to move the throttle control back to the assure fuel freshness , choke position and retry . , I _ ICAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and near an open flame , above ) IMPORTANT : When operating in temper - 6 . When engine starts , move the throttle atures below32 Â° F ( 0 Â° C ) , use fresh , clean control to the fast position . winter grade gasoline to help insure good , The attachments and ground drive can cold weather starting . now be used . If the engine does not CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called accept the load , restart the engine and gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can allow it to warm up for one minute using attract moisture which leads to separa - the choke as described above . tion and formation of acids during storage , COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and Acidic gas can damage the fuel system below ) of an engine while in storage . To avoid 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle engine problems , the fuel system should control in choke position until engine be emptied before storage of 30 days warms up and begins to run roughly . or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the Once rough running begins , imme - engine and let it run until the fuel lines diately move the throttle control to the and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel fast position . Engine warm - up may next season . See Storage Instructions for take from several seconds to several additional information , Never use engine minutes ( the colder the temperature , or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel the longer the warm - up ) . tank or permanent damage may occur , , The attachments can also be used dur - ing the engine warm - up period . TO START ENGINE NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 When starting the engine for the first time feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will the carburetor fuel mixture may need to take extra cranking time to move fuel from be adjusted for best engine performance the tank to the engine , ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the 1 , Sit on seat in operating position , Service and Adjustments section of this depress clutch / brake pedal and set manual ) . parking brake . 2 , Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position , 3 , Move attachment clutch to disengaged position . 4 , Move throttle control to choke position , NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and cold starting procedures below , 15
MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS o Mower should be properly leveled for IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep best mowing performance . See " TO mower housing free of built - up grass and LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the trash . Clean after each use . Service and Adjustments section of this o The special mulching blade will recut manual . the grass clippings many times and o The left hand side of mower should be reduce them in size so that as they fall used for trimming . onto the lawn they will disperse into o Drive so that clippings are discharged the grass and not be noticed . Also , the onto the area that has already been mulched grass will biodegrade quickly cut . Have the cut area to the right of to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always the tractor . This will result in a more mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) even distribution of clippings and more speed as this will provide the best recut - uniform cutting . ting action of the blades . o Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . o When mowing large areas , start by Wet grass tends to form clumps and turning to the right so that clippings will interferes with the mulching action . The discharge away from shrubs , fences , best time to mow your lawn is the early driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , afternoon . At this time the grass has mow in the opposite direction making dried , the newly cut area will not be left hand turns until finished . exposed to direct sunlight . â¢ For best results , adjust the mower } u cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one - third of the grass blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - duce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . MAX 1 / 3 00272 o 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 . o Do not mow grass when it is wet . o Certain types of grass and grass Wet grass will plug mower and leave conditions may require that an area be undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry mulched a second time to completely before mowing . hide the clippings . When doing a sec - o Always operate engine at full throttle ond cut , mow across ( perpendicular ) to when mowing to assure better mowing the first cut path . performance and proper discharge of o Change your cutting pattern from week material . Regulate ground speed by to week . Mow north to south one week 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 . o When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 16
. AINTENASNCCHEEDULE AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE / _ _ ERVICEDATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners if I _ s if A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 1 _ 3 C Lubrication Chart if if O Check Battery Level _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals _ I _ Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts I _ Check Engine Oil Level if Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ 1,2 N Clean Air Filter 1 _ 2 G Clean Air Screen _ 2 Arrester , / NI Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins I _ 2 Replace Spark Plug I _ if Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions , 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft , - Ibs , maximum , Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not - - @ Spindle cover items that have been subjected to @ S _ Zerk Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . @ Front Wheel , @ Front Wheel Some adjustments will need to be made Bearing Bearing Zerk Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . At least once a season , check to see if @ Engine . you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . o At least once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . ( gSAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil A new spark plug and clean air filter @ General Purpose Grease assure proper air = fuel mixture and help @ Refer to Maintenance " ENGINE " Section your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE iMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attract 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life of 3 . Check tire pressure . the selfqubricating bearings . If you feel 4 . Check operator presence and they must be lubricated , use only a dry , interlock systems for proper operation . powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 17
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 OPERATmON 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 . ( See Lbs . torque ) . " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and 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 . o Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Mandrel As . _ ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Trailing Blade section of this manual ) . Edge Up Center o Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect Hole control chemicals which can harm rub - ber . o Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp Lock Washer objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage . Blade Bolt 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 blade OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause 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 o The blade can be sharpened with a file the problem immediately . or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt o The engine should not start unless the to sharpen while on the mower . clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed o To check blade balance , you will need a and attachement clutch control is in the 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone disengaged position . balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , o 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 o When the engine is running and the appear to be centered , but are not . attachment clutch is engaged , any at - o Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion tempt by the operator to leave the seat of the steel bolt or pin and hold the should shut off the engine . bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If o The attachment clutch should never op - blade is balanced , it should remain in a erate unless the operator is in the seat . horizontal position . If either end of the BLADE CARE blade moves downward , sharpen the For best results mower blades must be heavy end until the blade is balanced . kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BLADE REMOVAL 5 / 8 " Bolt Blade 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - Pin low access to blades . 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and Center Hole flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . 18
BATTERY NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in Your tractor has a battery charging system cold weather , the oils will result in im which is sufficient for normal use . How - creased oil consumption when used above ever , periodic charging of the battery with 32 Â° E Check your engine oil level more an automotive charger will extend its life . frequently to avoid possible engine dam - o Keep battery and terminals clean . age from running low on oil . o Keep battery bolts tight . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - o Keep small vent holes open . eration or at least once a year if the tractor o Recharge at 6 - t0 amperes for t hour . is not used for 50 hours in one year . NOTE : The odginal equipment battery on Check the crankcase oil level before start - your tractor is maintenance free . Do not ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) attempt to open or remove caps or covers . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / Adding or checking level of electrolyte is dipstick securely each time you check the not necessary . oil level . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to " leak " Determine temperature range expected power . before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SG - SL . 1 , Disconnect BLACK battery cable first o Be sure tractor is on level surface . then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor . o Oil will drain more freely when warm . o Catch oil in a suitable container . 2 , Rinse the battery with plain water and dry , 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful 3 , Clean terminals and battery cable ends not to allow dirt to enter the engine with wire brush until bright . when changing oil . 4 , Coat terminals with grease or petro - 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the leum jelly . 5 , Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING fitting , BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - Oil Drain Valve JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) , TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling , V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after t00 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward Replace belts if they begin to slip from slightly and turning counterclockwise . wear . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing LUBRmCATmON inward and turning clockwise until the Only use high quality detergent oil rated pin is in the locked position as shown . with API service classification SG - SL , 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade cap onto the end of the drain valve . according to your expected operating 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - temperature , stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for SAE VISCOSITY GRADES 40 ' 1 checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the oil vi _ cchartl e tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil at " FULL : ' line on dipstick . Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished . 19
ENGmNE OraLFmLTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN Replace the engine oil filter every season Air screen must be kept free of dirt and or every other oil change if the tractor is chaff to prevent engine damage from used more than 100 hours in one year . overheating . Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stub - AmR FmLTER born dried gum fibers . Your engine will not run properly using a ENGmNE COOLmNG SYSTEM dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every Debris may clog the engine's air cool - season . Service paper cartridge every ing system . Remove blower housing and 100 hours of operation or every season , clean area shown to prevent overheating whichever occurs first . and engine damage . Service air cleaner more often under dusty Clean out chaff and debris conditions . Air Screen 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine . 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre - cleaner from base . 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down MUFFLER on handle to close . Inspect and replace corroded muffler and iMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - as kerosene , are not to be used to clean ate a fire hazard and / or damage . the cartridge . They may cause deterio - SPARK PLUG ( S ) ration of the cartridge . Do not oil cam tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning cartridge . of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs first . Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine coot , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel Cartridge 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 , Tabs _ Clamp - Slots Clamp - I _ _ el Filter 20
CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your Â° Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . tractor unless the engine and transmis - of all foreign matter . sion are covered to keep water out . Water , Keep finished surfaces and wheels free in engine or transmission will shorten the of all gasoline , oil , etc . useful life of your tractor . Use compressed , Protect painted surfaces with auto - air or a leaf blower to remove grass , motive type wax . leaves and trash from tractor and mower . WARNmNG : TO AVOID SERmOUS raNJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVmCE OR ADJUSTMENTS : & 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer TO REMOVE MOWER springs . Mower will be easier to remove from the 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by right side of tractor . removing retainer springs . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension GAGED " position . arms . Slide mower out from under trac - 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to tor . lower mower to its lowest position . iMPORTANT : If an attachment other than 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . the mower deck is to be mounted on the 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and tractor , remove the front links and hook remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide TO iNSTALL MOWER collar off and push housing guide out 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest of bracket . position . 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring . Small Retainer Spring Small Retainer S Clutch Spring Front Link Retainer S Anti - Sway Bar \ Retainer Springs Sides ) Housing Guide - - Deflector Shield Bracket Large Retainer Spring 21
2 . Slide mowerundertractorwith deflec = FRONT = TO = BAC K ADJ U STM E NT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side = to tor shieldto rightside of tractor . 3 . Lowerlift leverto its lowestposition . side . If the following front = to = back adjust = 4 . Connectfront linksto mowerdeckand merit is necessary , be sure to adjust both securewith retainersprings . front links equally so mower will stay level side = to = side . 5 . Connectsuspensionarms to rear deck bracketsand securewith retainer To obtain the best cutting results , the springs . mower housing should be adjusted so 6 . ConnectantFswaybarto chassis that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in bracketand securewith retainerspring . 7 . Pushclutchcablehousingguideinto its highest position . bracket , slidecollar ontoguideand Check adjustment on right side of trac = securewithlarge retainerspring . tot . Measure distance " D " directly in front 8 . Placeflat washer and clutchspringon and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of idler pulleybolt and securewith small mower housing as shown . retainerspring . o Before making any necessary adjust = 9 . Installbeltontoengine pulley . merits , check that both front links are equal in length . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSmNG o If links are not equal in length , adjust Adjust the mower while tractor is parked one link to same length as other link . on level ground or driveway . Make sure o To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD = on both front links an equal number of UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this turns . manual ) . If tires are over or undednflated , o When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " you will not properly adjust your mower . lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " SIDE = TO = SIDE ADJUSTMENT against trunnion on both front links . o Raise mower to its highest position . o To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " o At the midpoint of both sides of mower , from trunnion on both front links . Tighten measure height from bottom edge of nut " E " on both front links an equal num = mower to ground . Distance " A " on both ber of turns . The two front links must sides of mower should be the same or remain equal in length . within 1 / 4 " of each other . o When distance " D " is t / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower o If adjustment is necessary , make adjust = at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against ment on one side of mower only . trunnion on both front links . o To raise one side of mower , tighten lift o Recheck side = to = side adjustment . link adjustment nut on that side . o To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut _ Mandrel will change mower height about t / 8 " . o Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of Both Front , Unks Should beElual in Length on Arm D @ , , _ B _ Lift Link N _ Adjustment Trunnion Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRmVE 2 . Measure distance between brake opeF BELT ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen The mower blade drive belt may be re - jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance placed without tools . Park the tractor on becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut level surface . Engage parking brake . against nut " A ' . BELT REMOVAL - 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO distance as stated above . Readjust REMOVE MOWER " in this section of if necessary . If stopping distance is manual ) . still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and gear , further maintenance is neces - idler pulleys . sary . Replace brake pads or contact a 3 . Pull belt away from mower . Sears or other qualified service center . BELT INSTALLATION - With Parking Brake " Engaged " 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all bett guides . 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in this section of this manual ) . Nut " A " Mandrel Jam Nut Arm 00238 TO REPLACE MOTION DRmVE BELT Mandrel Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a Pulley belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE BELT REMOVAL - Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable 1 , Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE brake system which is mounted on the MOWER " in this section of manual ) . right side of the transaxle . NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to and position of all belt guides and keepers . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and level , dry concrete or paved surface , then clutching idler . brake must be checked and adjusted . 3 . Remove belt downward from around TO CHECK BRAKE engine pulley . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . paved surface , depress clutch / brake Remove belt upwards from transaxle pedal all the way down and engage pulley by deflecting belt keepers . parking brake . 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) and pull belt away from tractor . position . BELT INSTALLATION - The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor for - 1 . Carefully work new belt down between ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake transaxle belt keepers and onto the input pulley . needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced . 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll TO ADJUST BRAKE around the top groove of engine pulley . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and down and engage parking brake . clutching idler . 23
FRONT WHEEL TOE - iN / CAMBER 5 , Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers , The front wheel toe - in and camber are not 6 , Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL adjustable on your tractor . If damage has MOWER " in this section of manual ) , occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or camber , contact a Sears or other qualified Engine service center . TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAmRS Center 1 . Block up axle securely . Clutching 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and Keeper washers to allow wheel removal ( rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . Stationary idler NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Transaxle grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to stow leaks , purchase and TRANSA Ã LE GEAR SHmFT LEVER NEU - use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant TRAL ADJUSTMENT also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . The transaxle should be in neutral when Washers the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . The adjustment is preset Retaining Ring at the factory ; however , if adjustment is needed , proceed as follows : Axle Cover 1 . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) . NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move \ , freely , the transaxle is in neutral . 2 , Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel . Square Key 3 , Position the gear shift lever in the neu - ( Rear Wheel Only ) tral ( N ) position . 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . TO START ENGINE WroTH A WEAK BAT - NOTE : If additional clearance is needed TERY to get to adjustment bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position , _ IIWARNmNG : Lead - acid batteries gen - Neutral Lock Gate erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame Gearshift and smoking materials away from bat - teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . . . . . . Adjustment Bolt If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow this procedure : TO ADJUST STEERmNG WHEEL ALiGN - iMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped MENT with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle If steering wheel crossbars are not must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are your tractor battery to start other vehicles . positioned straight forward , remove steer - TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars 1 , Connect one end of the RED cable horizontal . Tighten securely . to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis , 24
Terminal 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable Cover to the NEGATWE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , away from fuel tank and battery . Positive TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ( Red ) ORDER - Cable Negative ( Black ) 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and Cable then from the fully charged battery . TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill . 3 , Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill , 4 . Close hood . iNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS 02614 Loose or damaged wiring may cause Weak or Dead Fully Charged your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or Battery Battery prevent it from starting . o Check wiring . See electrical wiring REPLACmNG BATTERY diagram in the Repair Parts section , TO REPLACE FUSE _ I , WARNmNG : Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any Replace with 20 amp automotivemtype other object to contact both terminals at plugqn fuse . The fuse holder is located the same time . Before connecting battery , behind the dash . remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRmLL AS - rings , etc . SEMBLY Positive terminal must be connected 1 . Raise hood , first to prevent sparking from accidental 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . grounding . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first tractor . then RED battery cable and carefully 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re = remove battery from tractor . connect the headlight wire connector . 3 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to Hood positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Slide terminal cover over terminal 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to Headlight Wire negative ( - ) terminal with remaining Connector hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . Seat Label O2495 " 25
IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the if screw is turned in too tight . emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , PRELIMINARY SETTING - may be performed by any non - road engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repair establishment or individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairs must be performed by an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer's service outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL adjusted properly ( see above ) . CABLE FINAL SETTING - The throttle control has been preset at the 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five factory and adjustment should not be nec - minutes . Make final adjustments with essary . Check adjustment as described engine running and shift / motion control below before loosening cable . If adjust - lever in neutral ( N ) position . ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - 1 . With engine not running , move throttle tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle control lever from slow to choke posi - lever against idle speed screw . Turn tion . Slowly move lever from choke to idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . fast position . 3 . While still holding throttle lever against 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun - control lever and hole in governor plate line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , terclockwise until engine runs rough . loosen clamp screw and move throttle Turn valve to a point midway between cable until holes are aligned . Tighten those two positions . Release throttle lever . clamp screw securely . ACCELERATION TEST - Governor Control Lever Governor Plate 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow ( to fast position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . Holes Throttle High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Clamp Cable not adjust - damage may result . Screw IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the TO ADJUST CARBURETOR engine governor , which is factory set NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is for proper engine speed . Overspeed - low emission . It is equipped with an idle ing the engine above the factory high fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , speed setting can be dangerous . If you which allows some adjustment within the think the engine - governed high speed limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap qualified service center , which has proper cannot be removed without breaking the equipment and experience to make any adjusting needle . necessary adjustments . The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - _ dte Speed II _ = = _ . . . . . Throttle essary . However , minor adjustment may Screw - - _ _ _ _ - Lever be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply With Limiter of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air mixture . 26
Immediately prepare your tractor for stor m blended fuels ( called gasohol or using age at the end of the season or if the trac m ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tot will not be used for 30 days or more . which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam m _ IWARNmNG : Never store the tractor age the fuel system of an engine while in with gasoline in the tank inside a building storage . where fumes may reach an open flame , Empty the fuel tank by starting the em or spark . Allow the engine to cool before gine and letting it run until the fuel lines storing in any enclosure . and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR , Never use engine or carburetor cleaner Remove mower from tractor for winter products in the fuel tank or permanent storage . When mower is to be stored for a damage may occur . period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove , Use fresh fuel next season . atl dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable clean , dry area . alternative in minimizing the formation of 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " fuel gum deposits during storage . Add in the Maintenance section of this stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor m manual ) . age container . Always follow the mix ratio 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary found on stabilizer container . Run engine ( See belt replacement instructions in at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer the Service and Adjustments section of to allow the stabilizer to reach the car m this manual ) . buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . section of this manual . ENGINE OiL 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace are securely fastened . Inspect moving with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in parts for damage , breakage and wear . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . Replace if necessary . CYLmNDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 , Pour one ounce of oil through spark BATTERY plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . 3 , Turn ignition key to " START " position , Fully charge the battery for storage . for a few seconds to distribute oil , , After a period of time in storage , battery 4 , Replace with new spark ptug ( s ) , may require recharging . , To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , , Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO , Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . Â° After cleaning , leave cables discom , 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 m , If battery is removed from tractor for tective cover that does not retain mois m storage , do not store battery directly on ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot concrete or damp surfaces . breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage , Also , alcohol
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manuam unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Clutch ! brake pedal not 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal . turn over depressed . 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine dicks 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 . 28
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manuam unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTmON Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 , Engine valves out of adjustment , qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety 1 . Check wiring , switches and to run when connections . If not corrected , presence control system . contact Sears or other operator leaves seat with attach - qualified service center . ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . . Worn , bent or loose blade . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . . 5 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 29
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades wi [ [ 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual 11 . 11 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 . Switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . Headlight ( s ) not working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battemy wi [ [ 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 . . . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not when turning set at " SLOW " position for " SLOW " position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping engine . stopping engine . 3O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 SCHEMATIC BATTERY I FUSE II RED O : REo STARTER WH , TE , Â© , _ , , _ . . . . . , i r - - I ' BLBCK / _ II i i I I SOLENOID _ _ _ ( ) G AI ( ( PEDAL UP ) WHITE SWITCH WHITE I A - I - IIIA II WHITE I I . . . . . . . . _ 1 I I I I I - - BLACK I ( Z _ O BLACK II II BLACK BLACK / A fTTM - E _ lf _ L - U ] . CH L _ 1 LACK ( CLUTCH OF CONNECTOR I ( _ I _ 1 SPARK I BLACK f ' 4 IGNITION _ PLUG [ - _ LTE - L , I - - k J [ UNIT I W oN " " _ ELuZq _ ( llD _ i / ' _ l " UNE iiI TWIN CYL ENGINES ) I _ iI _ JIIIL iI _ CHAAMRpGDINSGY @ SToERMpOUMTPUT _ 8CVAOLTS ACsM IsNTE @ 3D6 _ 0 _ RPRM ECT E D ) FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID RED I I SO ( IF EQUIPPED ) I LIGHTING SYSTEM OUTPUT I 14 VOLTS AC MINI @ 3600 RPM ( LIGHTS OFF ) NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS BROWN EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTSARE NOTE CONNECTED TO TH BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIRCE . HEADLIGHTS OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR BECAUSE OF THIS , THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTSIS WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE NON - REMOVABLE SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . IGNITION SWITCH C _ REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " WIRING INSULATED CLIPS CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN / LIGHT B + A1 A2 + L SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO RUN B + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . START B + S + A1 NONE 02363 31
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 ELECTRmCAL 22 26 I I I I I \ \ \ \ \ / / / / ii i \ k / \ i I \ \ 1 \ \ \ / \ I I 29 27 I / I / / 32
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRiPTiON 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 BoEt Hex Hd 1 / 4o20 unc x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery Fender 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 183759 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga . 11 " red 25 146147 Cable Battery 6 Ga . w / 16 wire red 26 175158 Fuse 20 AMP 27 73510400 Nut , Keps Hex 1 / 4o20 unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 " black 29 121305X Switch Plunger Nc Gray 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Ign Molded Craftsman 40 179720 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4o20 unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Sorenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180499 Cover Battery Terminal NOTE : All component dimensions give in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 CNASSmS AND ENCLOSURES 28 39 278 31 209 9 _ 208 209 208 2O7 60 209 208 74 chassis - Laser - It . stlt 27 34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis Stamping 2 176554 Drawbar 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 187846X013 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 174996 Panel , Dash , LH . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 185682X558 Hood Assembly Laser 18 184921 Bumper Hood Large 1.75 26 STD54 ! 437 Nut 28 188636 Grille Lens Asm Laser ( Includes Key Nos . 29 and 212 ) 29 174332X599 Lens , Laser 30 188571X558 Fend / Ftrest Pnt STLT 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tyt 38 175710 Bracket Asm . Pivot Mower Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Jod Pivot Chassis / Hood 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 TT 207 17670508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYTT 208 17670608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 212 175143 insert Lens Reflective 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex - - 5479J Plug , Button - - 187801 Plug Dome Plastic NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 GROUND DRIVE 57 \ 120 26 27 75 drive - fender . stlt _ 39 36
TRACTOR Â° Â° MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRiPTiON NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 62 8883R Cover , Pedal Dana 4360 - 140 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 - 1.5 2 146682 Spring Brake Return 65 STD55 ! 143 Washer 3 123666X Pulley Transaxle 4 12000028 Ring Retainer 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 69 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 x 1 / 2 uric 5 121520X Strap Torque 30 Degrees 6 17000512 Screw 5 / 16o18 x 3 / 4 70 134683 Keeper Belt Engine 74 109502X Spacer 8 165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 75 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 11 105701X Washer Plate Shift 76 STD581075 E - Ring 13 74550412 Bolt l / 4 - 28unf Gr . 8 W / Patch 77 123583X Key , Square 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 79 2228M Key Woodruff 80 131488 Arm Shift 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 18 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 Gr . 5 81 165594 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 uric 82 165711 Spring Torsion 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 21 106933X Knob 84 166229 Link Transaxle 22 130804 Rod , Brake 85 150360 Nut Lock Center 1 / 4o20 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 uric 89 188310X428 Console , Shift 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 26 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / ! 6 x 16 Ga . 96 4497H Retainer Spring I " Zinc / Cad 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD . 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 30 174973 Bracket , Transaxle 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 156 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 161D x 1.125 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 36 19211616 Washer 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 159 183900 Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt 37 1572H Pin , Roll 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4o20 x 3 / 4 Gr 5 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Flat 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock ! / 4 - 20 uric 39 72110622 Bolt RDHD 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4o20 unc x 1 Gr 5 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , WGroove 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 50 72110612 Bolt Hex Hd 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 169 165580 Plate Fastening 51 STD54 ! 437 Nut Crown ! ock 3 / 8 - 16 uric 170 187414 Keeper Belt T / A 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 uric 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 " 1D 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " Hyd 53 105710X Link , Clutch 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1o3 / 4 Gr . 5 55 105709X Spdng , Return , Clutch 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8o16 x 1.04 212 145212 Nut Hex Fig . Lock 57 160855 V - Belt NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 61 17120614 Screw . 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 STEERING ASSEMBLY I , _ 4 _ _ i 37 j . f " _ 67 68 67 t 46 29 13 65 17 82 4O / lO steering pl . lt 47 38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 STEERmNG ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRiPTiON 1 139768 Steering Wheel 2 184706 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , LH . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1o5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Brg Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hexflange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Assembly , Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , Drag 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin 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 Crown ! ock 3 / 8 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054x428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 180640 Extension Shaft Steering 46 184946X505 Cap , Spindle Red 5 ! 73540400 Nut Crown ! ock I / 4o28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4o28 unfx 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 7 ! 175146 Steering Asm 82 169835 Bracket Susp Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 78 ! x 1ol / 2 x . 14 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Hardened . 793 x 1.637 x . 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 ENGINE 72 62 13 4 I 38 33 23 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . 1 cyl 49 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTMON NO , NO , DESCRIPTION 1 170545 181654 Control , Throttle / Choke 38 Plug , Drain Oil Easy 2 17720408 124028X Screw , Hex Head , Thread Cutting 40 Bushing Snap 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 44 17670412 Screw , Hex Washer Head , Thd . , 3 Roll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Engine , Briggs Model No . 31P777 - 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 0299 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 45 4 137352 Muffler 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 13 165291 Gasket 62 10010500 Washer Split 14 148456 71070512 Tube Drain Oil Easy 72 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 23 169837 Shield Brn / Dbr Guard 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 29 137180 73510400 Arrestor , Spark 81 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 uric 31 187750 Tank , Fuel 32 140527 Cap Assembly , Fue ! Sears , Vented NOTE : AI ! component dimensions given in U . S . inches 33 123487X Clamp , Hose 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 137040 Line , Fue ! 4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 SEAT ASSEMBLY 10 6 " / 21 15 11 17 12 seat _ It . knob _ 9 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION NO , NO , DESCRiPTiON 1 188716 Seat 13 121248X Bushing , Snap 2 180166 Bracket , Pivot , Seat 14 72050412 Bolt , Carriage ! / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 3 71110616 Bolt 15 134300 Spacer , Split . 28 x . 88 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32xlx10Ga , 16 121250X Spring 5 145006 Clip , Push - In Hinged 17 123976X Locknut , Flange 1 / 4 Gr . 5 6 STD541437 Nut 21 171852 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 22 STD541431 Nut 7 124181X Spring , Seat 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32xl - 3 / 16x12Ga . 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga , 10 180186 Pan , Seat 11 166369 Knob Seat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 12 121246X Bracket , Switch Mounting 41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 DECALS 1o 16 13 20 11 12 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRMPTION 1 156368 Decal Decal , Lower Dash Oper . Instr . 13 183827 3 184728 Decal Hood , R . H . 14 160396 Decal , VoBelt Schematic 4 184729 Decal Hood , L . H . 15 189100 Decal , Engine 5 190813 Decal Decal , Battery Diehard Hood Replacement 16 138047 6 133644 Decal Customer Maintenance 20 149516 Decal , Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 7 184730 Decal Hood Side o o 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 8 172331 Decal Deck o o 184310X428 Pad , Footrest LH STLT 9 184899 Decal Fender , Craftsman o o 184311X428 Pad , Footrest RH STLT 10 156439 Decal Fender Danger o o 192713 Owner's Manual , English 11 179128 Decal Deck " B " 42 " o o 192714 Owner's Manual , Spanish 12 146046 Decal VoBelt Drive Schematic KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO , NO , DESCRMPTION 1 59192 Valve Cap , Tire 2 65139 Stem , Valve 3 106222X Tire , Front 4 59904 Tube , Front Tire ( Not Provided , Service Item Only ) 4,10 5 106732X624 Rim , Front 6 278H Fitting , Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9O4OH Bearing , Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 11 8 106108X624 Rim , Rear 9 106268X Tire , Rear 10 7152J Tube , Rear Tire ( Not Provided , Service Item Only ) 11 104757X428 Cap , Axle o o 144334 Sealant , Tire 10 oz . \ \ NOTE : Al ! component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 LiFT ASSEMBLY 13 6 11 5 12 13 19 2O 13 20 32 19 15 32 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRiPTiON NO , NO , DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly 16 73350800 2 159471 Trunnion Shaft Assembly , Lift 17 175689 3 105767X Pin , Groove 18 73800800 Locknut , Hex , with Washer Insert 4 12000002 1 / 2 - 13 unc E - Ring 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 19 139868 Arm , Suspension , Rear 6 120183X Bearing , Nylon 20 163552 Retainer Spring 7 125631X Grip , Handle , Fluted 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt , Lift 8 122365X Button , Plunger , Red 32 73540600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 11 139865 Link , Lift , LH . 12 139866 Link , Lift , R . H . NOTE : Al ! component dimensions given in U , S . inches 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 1 inch = 25.4 mm 15 173288 Link , Front 43
TRACTOR Â° Â° MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 MOWER DECK 46 105 103 4 _ _ 2 55 105 " / . 146 106 101 102j _ 142 _ 147 21 23 24 ii 25 \ 2 26 27 29 18 18 13 _ 5 6 19f 21 10 _ , 9 _ 42 D man - t - path stlt 3 44
TRACTOR Â° Â° MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRiPTiON 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 2 STD533107 Bolt 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , Front 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " eck 54 178515 Washer , Hardened 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 55 155046 Arm , Idler 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 59 141043 Guard , TUV Idler Knob Custom Oval 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 67 149846 WBelt 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 68 144959 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins . 3 / 8 - 16 ( The following blades are avail 92 73800600 Mulcher Cover able ) 101 136420 11 134149 Blade , Mulching 102 71081010 Screw Pan Hd Phillips 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 Washer # 10 ( For mulching mowers only ) 103 19061216 - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 104 STD551110 Washer , Lock # 10 ( For better wear when mulching ) 105 180793 Latch Assembly , Bagger - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 106 2029J Nut , Weld Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x12 Ga . ( For bagging or discharging ) 129 19131312 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc xl Gr . 5 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 131 STD533710 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 18 unc x 1 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 142 165890 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 16 174493 Stripper , Mower Deck 143 157109 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 146 171977 Bolt Carriage Idler 21 STD54 ! 431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 147 131335 Spring Extension 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 150 19091210 Cable Clutch 42 In 26 110452X Nut , Push 152 169676 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 158 17720408 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 184 19131410 30 173984 Screw Thdrol DOD PT Hex 185 188234 Head Assy . Cable Clutch 31 187690 Washer , Spacer - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel housing , shaft and shaft hardware 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged only - pulley not included ) 34 72110612 Bolt Cam Sh . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 - - 169583 Replacement Mower , Complete 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat ( Std . Deck - Order separately 40 73900600 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 unc mulcher cover components key 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , LH . nos . 101 - 106 ) 45 STD824003 Retainer NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 9i7.273396 DANA TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER D4360 - 140 2 24 52 42 43 * 54 44 23 46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 DANATRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER D4360 - 140 Key Part Key Part No . No . Description No . No . Description Spacer , . 633 X . 87 X . 755 1 170981 Housing , Upper 40 120472X 2 2274J Screw , Tapping , 1 / 4 - 20 X . 734 41 105928X Sprocket , 9T 3 134400 Ball , Detent 42 170988 Gear , Bevel , 36T 4 105904X Spring , Detent 43 134394 * Assy , Kit , Shim , . 750 Shaft Shaft Drive 5 160940 Screw , Tapping , No . 10 - 24 X . 482 44 120473X Gear Spur , 12T 6 138235 Assy , Kit , Shifter 45 142678 Gear Spur , 15T 7 108727X V = Ring 46 143697 Gear Spur , 20T 8 148266 Bearing , Flange 47 124641X 9 148269 Seal , Oi ! 48 106589X Gear Spur , 25T Gear Spur , 28T 10 2225J Ring , Retaining 49 120408X Gear Spur , 31T 11 134793 * Assy , Kit , Shim , . 625 Shaft 50 105937X Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 060 12 148268 Bearing , Flange 51 2226J 13 120415X Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.38 X . 046 52 134401 Washer , Neoprene Washer , Plain , . 758 X 1.25 X . 031 14 142674 Key , Woodruff , No . 9 53 2264J Axle , LH 15 170983 Assy , Kit , Input Shaft 54 160946 Gear , Miter , 1 2T , Splined 16 170986 Pinion , Bevel , 12T 55 170990 17 105909X Ring , Retaining 56 160948 Ring , Retaining 18 105910X Chain , 24 Pitches 57 110071X Gear , Spur , 32T 19 160942 Cover , Detent 58 120952X Shaft , Cross Gear , Miter , 1 2T , Idler 20 160943 Gear , Spur , 1 2T 59 170991 Axle , RH 21 148267 Collar , Clutch 60 160950 22 138236 Assy , Kit , Clutch Keys 61 170992 Housing , Lower 23 73810500 Nut , Lock , 5 / 16 - 24 62 7294J Disc , Brake Spacer , Brake Puck 24 142676 Shaft , Intermediate 63 108989X Jaw , Brake 25 2244J Key , Woodruff , No . 61 64 160952 Pin , Dowel 26 105916X Ring , Retaining 65 120954X 27 12047OX Sprocket , 1 8T 66 160953 Screw , Tapping , 5 / 16 - 18 X 2.35 Lever , Actuating 28 110070X Spacer , 1 . 131 X 1.45 X . 494 67 138244 Washer , Plain , . 321 X 1.00 X . 055 29 142677 Gear , Spur , 37T 68 108996X Bracket , Anti - Rotation 30 142681 Gear , Spur , 35T 69 160954 Puck , Friction 31 124644X Gear , Spur , 30T 70 120951X Washer , Anti Rotation 32 108980X Gear , Spur , 25T 71 174256 Grease 33 120406X Gear , Spur , 22T 72 120416X 34 134796 Gear , Spur , 19T 35 105925X Washer , Plain , . 640 X 1.37 X . 061 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 36 2228J Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 046 37 170987 Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 031 * Use in various combinations to maintain proper 38 174255 Assy , Gear , Comb . , 12T & 30T clearances . 39 124639X Shaft , Idler * * Order Key No . 15 . * * * Silicone Sealant to be applied between Upper and Lower Housings ( use Loctite Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent ) . 47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 BRIGGS ENGmNE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 q . Jl 691 @ 718 ! _ 43 , _ 684 ! 11 _ 584 _ _ ' 9 _ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 307 1264 ' _ 113R29EPLACEEMNEGNIITNE 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 146 _ 3 _ 12 741 1270 20 @ 6170 1O22 7291 51 ( _ 6911 _ 0 524 _ 8420 1266 41 I 1019 LABEL KIT I I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I 12 11036EMISSION LABEL I 158 D 750 & 20 O 89 1027 48
TRACTOR - Â° MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 BRmGGS ENGmNE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 617 0 1022 238 868 _ ) 35 1022 525 616 _ 1022 404 # 914 614 I _ 54 ' _ 654 789 58 _ 334 305A 8o1 _ _ 544 _ 643 803 @ 310 _ 802 @ 1070 729 697 _ 1051 & 1005 1044 _ 363 # 49
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 BRIGGS ENGmNE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 51 105A l 127A 1091 J 127 276A @ 947A [ _ 1127 _ NIKKI J 947 _ B % 118 1266A O 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET t 527 ( _ 51 _ 137 276 _ O _ / 1266 0 121A CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 6170 231 _ 987L : _ 104 _ 1270 95A e ' 634A _ 1266 105 _ 137 0 127A O 104A 6 / 276 @ 0 997A _ ) 93 _ 634 _ . _ 1266 1266A _ 95 10 _ A Â® o _ 106 _ 142 _ 117 _ 6170 1266A O 50
TRACTOR - Â° MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 106 690577 O Seatqnlet 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 3 391086 â¢ Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 108A 695419 Valve - Choke ( Nikki ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 117A 699457 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) ( Nikki ) 7 699168 , + Gasket - Cylinder Head 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 9 697109 â¢ Gasket - Breather 118A 699458 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) ( Nikki ) 11 697113 Tube - Breather 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 12 697110 â¢ Gasket - Crankcase 121A 699521 Kit - CarburetorOverhaul ( Nikki ) 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 125 698445 Carburetor 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 125A Carburetor ( For Complete 16 697127 Crankshaft Carburetor , 20 690947 â¢ Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) Service with 698445 ) 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CoveffSump ) 127 695005 Plug - Welch 23 693557 Flywheel 127A 690727 O Plug - Welch ( Nikki ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 130A 699500 Valve - Throttle ( Nikki ) - - 699054 Piston Assembly 0020 " Oversize ) 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 131A 699501 Kit - Throttle Shaft ( Nikki ) - - 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 133A 694914 Float - Carburetor ( Nikki ) 28 697099 Pin - Piston 135 698780 Tube - Fuel Transfer 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 137 281165 05 Gasket - Float Bow ! - - 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " Undersize ) 137A 698781 _ Gasket - Float Bowl ( Nikki ) 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 141A 698778 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Nikki ) 34 695761 Valve - Intake 142 697140 O Nozzle - Carburetor 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 146 691639 Key - Timing 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 187 699331 Line - Fuel 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 209 692208 Spring - Governor 46 698492 Camshaft 216 691840 Link - Choke 48 697762 Short Block 222 694042 Bracket - Control 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control 51 692137 , Â® $ + Gasketqntake 232 691842 Spring - Governor 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 240 394358 Filter - Fue ! 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 276 692255 05 Washer - Sealing 89 690283 Plug - Oil 276A 695410 Washer - Sealing 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 304 699828 Housing - Blower 94 498030 Kitqdle Mixture 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 94A 695425 Kitqdle Mixture ( Nikki ) 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 95A 6907 ! 8 O Screw ( Throttle Valve ( Nikki ) 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 98 495800 Kitqdle Speed 309 693551 Motor - Starter 98A 695408 Kitqdle Speed ( Nikki ) 104 690525 O PimFIoat Hinge included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 104A 694918 O PimFIoat Hinge ( Nikki ) _ included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 105 231855 _ Valve - F ! oat Needle 121 105A 696136 O Valve - Float Needle ( Nikki ) $ included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273396 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Terminal - Spark Plug 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 851 692424 311 497608 Brush Set 868 690968 * + Seal - Valve Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 333 495859 Armature - Magneto 914 691108 * SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 943 690589 Solenoid - Fuel 337 691043 Plug - Spark 947 694393 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 947A 695423 Solenoid - Fuel ( Nikki ) Screw ( Float Bowl ) 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 950 691657 Cover - Oil Pump 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 965 499613 Filter - Pre Cleaner 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 967 697015 431 697122 EIbowqntake 968 699848 Cover - Air Cleaner Bowl - Float 445 698083 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 975 495933 Bowl - Float ( Nikki ) 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 975A 699502 Gasket Set - Carburetor 474 696459 Alternator 977 690192 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 987A 698777 O Seal - Throttle Shaft ( Nikki ) 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1005 699043 Fan - Flywhee ! 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1017 690770 Screen - Oi ! Pump Kit - Labe ! 523 697086 Dipstick 1019 698814 * + Gasket - Rocker Cover 524 691032 â¢ SeaI - DipstickTube 1022 272475 Cover - Rocker Arm 525 697184 Tube - Dipstick 1023 692492 527 698467 Clamp - Tube 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank . . . . 692011 Filter - Oil 559 693675 Screw ( Remote Choke Stop ) 1027 492932 Arm - Rocker 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Guide - Push Rod 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 Shaft - Pump 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Label - Emission 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 Plate - Trim 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1040 699852 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1044 698139 Screw ( Flywheel ) Ring - Retaining 617 692138 O â¢ SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Owner's Manual 634 690801 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1058 275038 Kit - Screw / Washer Choke ) 1059 698516 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 634A 698779 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Nikki ) 1070 690372 Retainer - Brush 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1090 691293 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter Gasket Set - Valve 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1095 690190 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage Cover ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 691 692407 â¢ Seal - Governor Shaft 1127 695407 Screw - Float Bow ! Reed - Breather 692 690572 Spring - Detent 1263 697124 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1264 697104 . O SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266 691917 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1266A 697123 O SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) Latch - Blower Housing 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1267 697424 Plug - AVS CounteP , , veight 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1270 697156 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1329 272147 Repair Manual 758 697134 Countep , t _ eight 1330 759 697392 Pin - CounteP , ^ / eight 783 693713 Gear - Pinion Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 789 698329 Harness - Wiring 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key ' . No . 977 801 691283 Cap - Drive + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key ' . No . 1095 802 691286 Cap - End NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches 803 693757 Housing - Starter 1 inch = 25,4 mm 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 842 691031 â¢ SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 847 697611 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 52
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