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Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMIIN'J LAWN TRACTOR 185 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No . 917.273634 This product has a low emission engine which operates ] IIL . - _ II differently from previously built engines , Before you start the engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . J IMPORTANT : For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Assembly / P re - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e32r Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . • Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equip - ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 2
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IMPORTANT : This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throw - ing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . Be aware of the mower discharge direc - _ , WARNING : In order to prevent ac - tion and do not point it at anyone . Do cidental starting when setting up , trans - not operate the mower without either porting , adjusting or making repairs , the entire grass catcher or the guard in always disconnect spark plug wire and place . place wire where it cannot contact spark Slow down before turning . plug . Never leave a running machine unat - _ tLWARNING : Do not coast down a hill in tended . Always turn off blades , set neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . parking brake , stop engine , and remove _ , WARNING : Tow only the attachments keys before dismounting . that are recommended by and comply with Turn off blades when not mowing . specifications of the manufacturer of your Stop engine before removing grass tractor . Use common sense when towing . catcher or unclogging chute . Operate only at the lowest possible speed Mow only in daylight or good artificial when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , light . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can Do not operate the machine while under lose traction with the ground and cause the influence of alcohol or drugs . you to lose control of your tractor . Watch for traffic when operating near or _ , WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of crossing roadways . Use extra care when loading or un - its constituents , and certain vehicle com - loading the machine into a trailer or ponents contain or emit chemicals eknownr truck . to the State of California to cause canc Data indicates that operators , age 60 and birth defects or other reproductive harm . years and above , are involved in a large percentage of riding mower - related in - _ I _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals juries . These operators should evaluate and related accessories contain lead and their ability to operate the riding mower lead compounds , chemicals known to the safely enough to protect themselves and State of California to cause cancer and others from serious injury . birth defects or other reproductive harm . Keep machine free of grass , leaves or Wash hands after handling . other debris build - up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do I . GENERAL OPERATION not allow the mower deck to plow leaves • Read , understand , and follow all instruc - or other debris which can cause build - tions in the manual and on the machine up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel before starting . spillage before operating or storing there • Only allow responsible adults , who are machine . Allow machine to cool befo familiar with the instructions , to operate storage . the machine . • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , II . SLOPE OPERATION toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the blade . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - • Be sure the area is clear of other people of - control and tipover accidents , which can before mowing . Stop machine if anyone result in severe injury or death . All slopes enters the area . require extra caution . If you cannot back • Never carry passengers . up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - lutely necessary . Always look down and behind before and while backing . 3
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DO : • Never carry children . They may fall off • Mow up and down slopes , not across . and be seriously injured or interfere with • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree safe machine operation . limbs , etc . • Never allow children to operate the • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - machine . even terrain could overturn the machine . • Use extra care when approaching blind Tall grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear that may obscure vision . so that you will not have to stop or shift IV . SERVICE while on the slope . • Follow the manufacturer's recommend - • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are flammable and ations for wheel weights or counter - vapors are explosive . weights to improve stability . - Use only an approved container . • Use extra care with grass catchers or - Never remove gas cap or add fuel other attachments . These can change with the engine running . Allow the stability of the machine . engine to cool before refueling . Do • Keep all movement on the slopes slow not smoke . and gradual Do not make sudden - Never refuel the machine indoors . changes in speed or direction . - Never store the machine or fuel • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If container inside where there is an tires lose traction , disengage the blades open flame , such as a water heater . and proceed slowly straight down the • Never run a machine inside a closed slope . area . DO NOT : • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradually ment in good condition . downhill , if possible . • Never tamper with safety devices . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , Check their proper operation regularly . or embankments . The mower could • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves in . storing . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced • Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , • Do not try to stabilize the machine by before restarting . putting your foot on the ground . • Never make adjustments or repairs with • Do not use grass catcher on steep the engine running . slopes . • Grass catcher components are subject III , CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or Tragic accidents can occur if the operator allow objects to be thrown . Frequently is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the ma - check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - when necessary . sume that children will remain where you last saw them . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and • Keep children out of the mowing areaher and under the watchful care of anot use extra caution when servicing them . • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children just and service as required . enter the area . • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . 4
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• Be sure the area is clear of other people • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree before mowing . Stop machine if anyone limbs , etc . enters the area . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Unevenll terrain could overturn the machine . Ta • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off . grass can hide obstacles . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear lutely necessary . Always look down and so that you will not have to stop or shift behind before and while backing . while on the slope . • Never carry children . They may fall off • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If and be seriously injured or interfere with tires lose traction , disengage the blades safe machine operation . and proceed slowly straight down the • Keep children out of the mowing areaher slope . and under the watchful care of anot • If machine stops while going uphill , responsible adult . disengage blades , shift into reverse and • Be alert and turn machine off if children back down slowly . enter the area . • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , • Before and when backing , look behind and then , turn slowly and gradually and down for small children . downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . 5
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In the state of California the above is re - PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline 4.0 nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states Capacity and Unleaded may have similar laws . Federal laws apply Type : Regular on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) muffler is available through your nearest API - SF - SJ ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( below 32 ° F Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pintsts W / O Filter : 3.0 Pin REPAIR PROTECTION Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC AGREEMENTS ( Gap : . 030 " ) Congratulations on making a smart pur - Forward : Ground Speed chase . Your new Craftsman _ product is 1st 1.2 ( MPH ) : designed and manufactured for years of 2nd 1.5 dependable operation . But like all products , 3rd 2.4 it may require repair from time to time . That's 4th 3.5 when having a Repair Protection Agreement 5th 4.8 can save you money and aggravation . 6th 5.3 Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Reverse : 1.5 now and protect yourself from unexpected Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI hassle and expense . Rear : 10 PSI Here's what's included in the Agreement : • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Charging System : 9 Amps @ 3600 RPM sional repair specialists . Battery : Amp / Hr : 22830 • Unlimited service and no charge for Min . CCA : parts and labor on all covered repairs . Case Size : U1R • Product replacement if your covered product can't be fixed . Blade Bolt Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . • Discount of 10 % from regular price of service and service - related parts not CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor . It has been designed , covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % off regular price of preventive mainte - engineered and manufactured to give you the nance check . best possible dependability and performance . Should you experience any problem you • Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears technician on products cannot easily remedy , please contact a Sears or other qualified service center . requiring in - home repair , plus conve - nient repair scheduling . We have competent , well - trained techni - 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 RESPONSIBILITIES specialists , who have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and accessories . • Read and observe the safety rules . That's the kind of professionalism you can • Follow a regular schedule in main - count on to help prolong the life of your taining , caring for and using your tractor . • 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 . For prices and additional information _ , WARNING : This tractor is equipped call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unim - SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For Sears professional installation of home grass - covered land unless the engine's appliances , garage door openers , water exhaust system is equipped with a spark heaters , and other major home items , in arrester meeting applicable local or state the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . 6
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ower Leveling Level For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette ( 2 ) Keys 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory . Review the video cassette before you begin . When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the oper - ating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . Adjustment 2 . Remove protective materials from trac - Knob tor hood and grille . IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires NOTE : You may now roll or drive your where tractor is to roll off skid . tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR from the skid . CHECK BATTERY TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 1 . Lift hood to raised position . NOTE : If this battery is put into service af - Operation section for location and ter month and year indicated on label ( label function of controls ) located between terminals ) charge battery 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps . attachment lift lever to its highest po - ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance section sition . of this manual for charging instructions ) . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . _ : " " Label 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 SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) ADJUST SEAT _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the 1 . Raise seat and loosen adjustment knob . Operation section of this manual . Be usurere tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s 2 . Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat . the area in front of tractor is clear of other 3 . Slide seat until a comfortable position people and objects . is reached which allows you to press 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps clutch / brake pedal all the way down . have been completed . 4 . Get off seat without moving its ad - 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank justed position . with gasoline . 5 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , knob securely . depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . 8
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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE 6 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle ( If previously removed ) position . 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in 7 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full upright position . " BRAKE " position and hold . Move 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front gearshift lever to 1st gear . of mower deck opening and slide into 8 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and place , as shown . slowly drive tractor off skid . 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set park - mower deck . ing brake and place gearshift lever in 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of neutral position . mower deck . 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . Deflector REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE Shield WHEEL For shipping purposes , the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside Mulcher Plate down on the mower . Remove the gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown . To adjust gauge wheels , see the Operation section in this manual . Latch Hooks A _ LCAUTION : Do not remove deflector shield from mower . TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place . Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory . NOTE : It is not necessary to change blades . The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also . 9
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CHECKTIRE PRESSURE J CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overin - Before you operate and enjoy your new flated at the factory for shipping purposes . tractor , we wish to assure that you receive Correct tire pressure is important for best the best performance and satisfaction cutting performance . from this Quality Product . • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in Please review the following checklist : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section • / All assembly instructions have been of this manual . completed . • / No remaining loose parts in carton . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS • / Battery is properly prepared and For best cutting results , mower hous - charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . ing should be properly leveled . See " TOrvice • / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Se ened securely . and Adjustments section of this manual . • / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ping purposes , the tires were overin - OF ALL BELTS flated at the factory ) . See the figures that are shown for replac - • / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled ing motion and mower blade drive belts side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting in the Service and Adjustments section results . ( Tires must be properly inflated of this manual . Verify that the belts are for leveling ) . routed correctly . • / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure CHECK BRAKESYSTEM they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . After you learn how to operate your trac - • / Check wiring . See that all connections tor , check to see that the brake is properly are still secure and wires are properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in clamped . the Service and Adjustments section of While learning how to use your tractor , pay this manual . extra attention to the following important items : • / Engine oil is at proper level . • / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - lar unleaded gasoline . • / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . • / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I ' , , I REVERSE NEUTRAL NIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT @ @ @ @ @ ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol . _ . . if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . _ t Switch Position Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Lever Lift Lever Plunger Attachment Throttle / Choke Lift Lever Control Clutch / Brake Pedal . . . . . . . . Height " - " Adjustment Lever Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and discharging ( - ) of battery . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at - attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or headlights on and off . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation . GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR NOTE : Under certain conditions when TO SET PARKING BRAKE tractor is standing idle with the engine running , hot engine exhaust gases may Your tractor is equipped with an operator cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate presence sensing switch . When engine this possibility , always stop engine when is running , any attempt by the operator stopping tractor on grass areas . to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine . _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way pletely , as described above , before leaving down and hold . the operator's position . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL pressure from clutch / brake pedal . Always operate engine at full throttle . Pedal should remain in brake position . • Operating engine at less than full Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . throttle reduces the battery charging rate . Attachment Clutch Switch • Full throttle offers the best bagging and Throttle / Chok _ PUl _ out to " Engage " mower performance . Contro - - - TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD C , utch / " _ _ _ _ ' _ The direction and speed of movement is Brake _ ( _ _ _ " _ controlled by the gearshift lever . 1 . Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal de - eedal _ , , Y \ _ 0 / / / _ _ L _ Ignitio _ pressed and gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 2 . Move gearshift lever to desired po - sition . / Position ever \ " Disengaged " Parking Brake Push in to 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to Position " Engaged " Position " Disengage " start movement . IMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete STOPPING stop before shifting or changing gears . MOWER BLADES - Failure to do so will shorten the useful life • To stop mower blades , push attachment of your transaxle . clutch switch in to disengaged position . TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT GROUND DRIVE - The position of the attachment lift lever • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / determines the cutting height . brake pedal all the way down . • Grasp lift lever . • Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) posi - • Press plunger with thumb and move tion . lever to desired position . The cutting height range is approxi - ENGINE - mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - • Move throttle control to slow position . sured from the ground to the blade tip with NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to the engine not running . These heights slow position to allow engine to idle before are approximate and may vary depending stopping may cause engine to " backfire " . upon soil conditions , height of grass and • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and types of grass being mowed . remove key . Always remove key when • The average lawn should be cut to approxi - leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized mately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool season use . and to over 3 inches during hot months . • Never use choke to stop engine . For healthier and better looking lawns , mow IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch often and after moderate growth . in any position other than " STOP " will cause the battery to discharge and go dead . 13
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TO STOP MOWER BLADES - • Forbest cuttingperformance , grassover 6 inchesin heightshouldbe mowed disengage attachment clutch control . twice . Makethe first cut relativelyhigh ; _ , CAUTION : Do not operate the mower the secondto desiredheight . without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS shield in place . Gauge wheels are properly adjusted Attachment Clutch Switch when they are slightly off the ground when _ Attachemnt Pull Out To " Engage " mower is at the desired cutting height in Lift Lever High Position operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . ' < _ " _ Low NOTE : Be sure tractor is on a flat level Position surface . 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to de - Deflector sired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUSTs Shield MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT ' in thi section of manual ) . 2 . Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar . 3 . Lower gauge wheels to ground . Raise TO OPERATE ON HILLS gauge wheels slightly to align holes _ , WARNING : Do not drive up or down in bracket and gauge wheel bar and hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do insert clevis pin . Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground . not drive across any slope . Use the slope guide at the back of this manual . 4 . Replace retainer spring into clevis pin . • Choose the slowest speed before start - 5 . Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting . ing up or down hills . • Avoid stopping or changing speed on IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge hills . wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck . • If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position . Retainer I " - - - _ - - _ ' , / [ i i , ff , . _ • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - tion and engage parking brake . • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement . • To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . • Make all turns slowly . s TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control . TO OPERATE MOWER • When pushing or towing your tractor , Your tractor is equipped with an operator be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) presence sensing switch . Any attempt position . by the operator to leave the seat with the • Do not push or tow tractor at more than engine running and the attachment clutch five ( 5 ) MPH . engaged will shut off the engine . You must NOTE : To protect hood from damage remain fully and centrally positioned in the when transporting your tractor on a truck seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and or cutting off when operating your equip - secured to tractor . Use an appropriate ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , 1 . Select desired height of cut . etc . ) . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control . 14
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - Acidic gas can damage the fuel system MENTS of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should Tow only the attachments that are recom - be emptied before storage of 30 days mended by and comply with specifications or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use engine and let it run until the fuel lines common sense when towing . Too heavy and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . next season . See Storage Instructions for Tires can lose traction with the ground and additional information . Never use engine cause you to lose control of your tractor . or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE tank or permanent damage may occur . CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL TO START ENGINE The engine in your tractor has been When starting the engine for the first time shipped , from the factory , already filled or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will with summer weight oil . take extra cranking time to move fuel from 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level the tank to the engine . ground . 1 . Sit on seat in operating position , 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe depress clutch / brake pedal and set clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw parking brake . cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) move and read oil level . If necessary , position . add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . 3 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged position . • For cold weather operation you should 4 . Move throttle control to choke position . change oil for easier starting ( See the NOTE : Before starting , read the warm oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance and cold starting procedures below . section of this manual ) . 5 . Insert key into ignition and turn key • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - clockwise to start position and release nance section in this manual . key as soon as engine starts . Do ADD GASOLINE not run starter continuously for more • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck . Do than fifteen seconds per minute . If the not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular engine does not start after several unleaded gasoline with a minimum of attempts , move throttle control to fast 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will position , wait a few minutes and try increase carbon and lead oxide deposits again . If engine still does not start , move the throttle control back to the and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quan - choke position and retry . tities that can be used within 30 days to WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and assure fuel freshness . above ) , _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or 6 . When engine starts , move the throttle fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline control to the fast position . near an open flame . • The attachments and ground drive can IMPORTANT : When operating in temper - now be used . If the engine does not atures below32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean accept the load , restart the engine and winter grade gasoline to help insure good allow it to warm up for one minute using cold weather starting . the choke as described above . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can below ) attract moisture which leads to separa - tion and formation of acids during storage . 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle control in choke position until engine warms up and begins to run roughly . Once rough running begins , imme - diately move the throttle control to the fast position . Engine warm - up mayeral take from several seconds to sev minutes ( the colder the temperature , the longer the warm - up ) . 15
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COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and • Always operate engine at full throttle below ) when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle material . Regulate ground speed by control in choke position until engine selecting a low enough gear to give the warms up and begins to run roughly . mower cutting performance as well as Once rough running begins , imme - the quality of cut desired . diately move the throttle control to the • When operating attachments , select a fast position . Engine warm - up mayeral take from several seconds to sev ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - minutes ( the colder the temperature , tachment being used . the longer the warm - up ) . • The attachments can also be used dur - MULCHING MOWING TIPS ing the engine warm - up period . IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 mower housing free of built - up grass and feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) trash . Clean after each use . the carburetor fuel mixture may need to • The special mulching blade will recut be adjusted for best engine performance the grass clippings many times and ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the reduce them in size so that as they fall Service and Adjustments section of this onto the lawn they will disperse into manual ) . the grass and not be noticed . Also , the MOWING TIPS mulched grass will biodegrade quickly • Mower should be properly leveled for to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always best mowing performance . See " TO mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the speed as this will provide the best recut - Service and Adjustments section of this ting action of the blades . manual . • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . • The left hand side of mower should be Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action . The used for trimming . best time to mow your lawn is the early • Drive so that clippings are discharged afternoon . At this time the grass has onto the area that has already been dried , the newly cut area will not be cut . Have the cut area to the right of exposed to direct sunlight . the tractor . This will result in a more • For best results , adjust the mower even distribution of clippings and more cutting height so that the mower cuts uniform cutting . off only the top one - third of the grass • When mowing large areas , start by blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - turning to the right so that clippings will duce your width of cut on each pass and discharge away from shrubs , fences , mow slowly . driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished . MAXI _ f 1 • l • Certain types of grass and grass 00272 conditions may require that an area be • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mulched a second time to completely mowed twice to reduce load and pos - hide the clippings . When doing a sec - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . ond cut , mow across ( perpendicular ) to Make first cut relatively high ; the second the first cut path . to the desired height . • Change your cutting pattern from weekk • Do not mow grass when it is wet . to week . Mow north to south one wee Wet grass will plug mower and leave then change to east to west the next undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry week . This will help prevent matting and before mowing . graining of the lawn . 16
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades T Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling II Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil ( with oil filte0 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filte0 N Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen Inspect Muffler / Spark Attester E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter t - Change more often when operating under a heavy lead or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance = free baltery . in high ambient temperatures . 2 - Service more often when operatin ( _ in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . dbs , maximum . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to - - @ Spindle Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive Zerk 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 periodically to properly maintain your Zerk tractor . At least once a season , check to see if you should make any of the adjustments @ Engine / described in the Service and Adjustments I section of this manual . " d ) Gearshift • At least once a year you should replace Pivots the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . _ SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil A new spark plug and clean air filter @ General Purpose Grease assure proper air - fuel mixture and help @ Refer to Maintenance " ENGINE " Section your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon f . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractf 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - interlock systems for proper operation . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 17
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TRACTOR IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star Always observe safety rules when per - on mandrel assembly . forming any maintenance . 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer BRAKE OPERATION and flat washer in exact order as If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet shown . stopping distance at high speed in highest 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( 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 . • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Mandrel As , _ embly Trailing _ BI _ , _ , , section of this manual ) . Edge Up _ " _ ' " i " Center _ _ ' _ ' _ • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect Hqle _ ( _ control chemicals which can harm rub - Flat Washer _ - _ L J ( _ ber . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp Lock _ r _ _ \ Star objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage . t % _ - Blade Bolt NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant TO SHARPEN BLADE may be purchased from your local parts NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry ening blade - but if you do , be sure the rot and corrosion . blade is balanced . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Care should be taken to keep the bladecause balanced . An unbalanced blade will Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly . If your trac - excessive vibration and eventual damage tor does not function as described , repair to mower and engine . the problem immediately . • The blade can be sharpened with a file • The engine should not start unless the or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed to sharpen while on the mower . and attachement clutch control is in the • To check blade balance , you will need a disengaged position . 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone • When the engine is running , any at - balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , tempt by the operator to leave the seat follow the instructions supplied with without first setting the parking brake balancer . ) should shut off the engine . NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing • When the engine is running and the blade . The lobes of the center hole may attachment clutch is engaged , any at - appear to be centered , but are not . tempt by the operator to leave the seat • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion should shut off the engine . of the steel bolt or pin and hold the • The attachment clutch should never op - bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If erate unless the operator is in the seat . blade is balanced , it should remain in a BLADE CARE horizontal position . If either end of the For best results mower blades must be blade moves downward , sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced . kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BLADE REMOVAL 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - 5 / 8 " Bolt c Blade low access to blades . Pin 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer securing blade . Center Hole 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . 18
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BATTERY NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in Your tractor has a battery charging - system which is sufficient for normal use . How cold weather , they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32 ° E ever , periodic charging of the battery with Check your engine oil level more frequent - an automotive charger will extend its life . ly to avoid possible engine damage from • Keep battery and terminals clean . running low on oil . • Keep battery bolts tight . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - • Keep small vent holes open . eration or at least once a year if the tractor • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . is not used for 50 hours in one year . NOTE : The original 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 1 . Remove terminal guard . service classification SF - SJ . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove • Oil will drain more freely when warm . battery from tractor . • Catch oil in a suitable container . 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful dry . not to allow dirt to enter the engine 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends when changing oil . with wire brush until bright . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drainthe 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - valve and install the drain tube onto leum jelly . fitting . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING Oil Drain Valve BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling . Drain V - BELTS Tube Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . slightly and turning counterclockwise . Replace belts if they begin to slip from 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . wear . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing ENGINE inward and turning clockwise until the LUBRICATION pin is in the locked position as shown . Only use high quality detergent oil rated 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the with API service classification SF - SJ . cap onto the end of the drain valve . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - according to your expected operating stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . temperature . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this SAE VISCOSITY GRADES manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the . 30 . 10 0 10 20 30 TEMPERATURE RANGEANTBCIPATEDSEFORENEXTOILCHANGE tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil oi _ vl _ c cha _ El at " FULl . : ' line on dipstick . Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished . 19
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ENGINE OIL FILTER 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 - AIR FILTER born dried gum fibers . Your engine will not run properly using a ENGINE COOLING 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 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 car - Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean of each mowing season or after every cartridge . 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 cool , remove filter and jCover plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carbu - Cartridge retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . ( _ _ _ Clamp Slots Clamp 7 - _ 1 Filter 20
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CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your • 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 . SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : _ IL WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TRACTOR the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links . Mower will be easier to remove from the TO INSTALL MOWER right side of tractor . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 1 . Place attachment clutch switch in " DIS - position . ENGAGED " position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to tor shield to right side of tractor . lower mower to its lowest position . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 3 . Roll belt off electric clutch pulley . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 4 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis secure with retainer springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear 5 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets and secure with retainer deck brackets by removing retainer springs . springs . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 6 . Disconnect front links from deck by bracket and secure with retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 7 . Install belt into electric clutch pulley 7 . Raise lift lever to raise dsuspensioner groove . arms . Slide mower out from un trac - tor . Electric Clutch Pulley Suspension Arms = ront Link Retainer Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Bar Retainer Spring 21
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge of Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway . Make sure tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , you will not properly adjust your mower . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT WITH Suspension Arm BUBBLE LEVEL NOTE : If necessary , check side - to - side surface below tractor for levelness with a long board and the bubble level . • Using the lift lever , place mower in position Lift Link Adjustment Nut where no part of the mower , including FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT gauge wheels , is touching the ground . • From left side of tractor , find the level IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to - decal on top of mower and place bubble side . If the following front - to - back adjust - level on decal as indicated . ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both • Mower is level side - to - side when bubble is front links equally so mower will stay between the two lines in the bubble level . level side - to - side . • If adjustment is necessary , under left To obtain the best cutting results , the mower hand footrest , turn lift link adjustment housing should be adjusted so that the front nut ( above yellow cap ) in appropriate is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the direction to bring bubble between the rear when the mower is in its highest position . lines in the bubble level . Check adjustment on right side of tractor . • Remove bubble level from mower and Measure distance " D " directly in front of store in a safe place . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . Bubble - _ _ Bubble Level • Before making any necessary adjust - Between _ _ ments , check that both front links are Lines . _ L equal in length . • If links are not equal in length , adjust _ Level Decal one link to same length as other link . Brake _ , _ • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . Pedal " - _ LeffH _ nd Footrest • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front links . • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal num - ber of turns . The two front links must ALTERNATE SIDE - TO - SIDE remain equal in length . ADJUSTMENT METHOD • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower • Raise mower to its highest position . at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , trunnion on both front links . measure height from bottom edge of • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . mower to ground . Distance " A " on rboth Measure distance " D " directly in front of sides of mower should be the same o and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of within 1 / 4 " of each other . mower housing as shown . • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - • Before making any necessary adjust - ment on one side of mower only . ments , check that both front links are • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift equal in length . link adjustment nut on that side . • If links are not equal in length , adjust • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift one link to same length as other link . link adjustment nut on that side . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut both front links an equal number of turns . will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . - • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " • Recheck measurements after ad lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " justing . against trunnion on both front links . 22
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• To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " Mandrel from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal num - ber of turns . The two front links must remain equal in length . • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . Mandrel TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted . TO CHECK BRAKE 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake . 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor for - ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced . TO ADJUST BRAKE 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way Front Links down and engage parking brake . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . BELT 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 distance as stated above . Readjust 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TOof if necessary . If stopping distance is REMOVE MOWER " in this section still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest manual ) . gear , further maintenance is neces - 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and sary . Replace brake pads or contact a idler pulleys . Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Pull belt away from mower . With Parking Brake " Engaged " BELT INSTALLATION - 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides . 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in this section of this manual ) . 23
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TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move freely , the transaxle is in neutral . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a 2 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the belt installation guide decal on bottom side right rear wheel . of left footrest . 3 . Position the gear shift lever in the neu - tral ( N ) position . BELT REMOVAL - 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE NOTE : If additional clearance is needed MOWER " in this section of manual ) . to get to adjustment bolt , move mower NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt deck height to the lowest position . and position of all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Disconnect clutch wire harness . Neutral Lock Gate 3 . Remove clutch Iocator . 4 . Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler . 5 . Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch . 6 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers . Adjustment Bolt 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - and pull belt away from tractor . MENT BELT INSTALLATION - If steering wheel crossbars are not 1 . Carefully work new belt down between horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are transaxle belt keepers and onto the positioned straight forward , remove steer - input pulley . ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . horizontal . Tighten securely . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER belt around electric clutch and onto The front wheel toe - in and camber are not engine pulley . adjustable on your tractor . If damage hasor 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in clutching idler . camber , contact a Sears or other qualified 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut service center . securely . 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 7 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves 1 . Block up axle securely . and inside all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and 8 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL washers to allow wheel removal ( rear MOWER " in this section of manual ) . wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . Electric 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . Clutch Locator NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Clutching grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert Idler square key . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining Stationary J Idler ring securely in axle groove . ) 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent Center Span _ flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase tand use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealan Clutch also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . Wire Transaxle Keeper _ _ Harness Pulley Washers TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEU - Retaining TRAL ADJUSTMENT Axle The transaxle should be in neutral when Cover the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . The adjustment is preset at the factory ; however , if adjustment is needed , proceed as follows : Square Key . _ j _ ' ( Rear Wheel Only ) 1 . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) . 24
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 6 . First connect RED battery cable to TE RY positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - securely . erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to and smoking materials away from bat - negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - teries . Always wear eye protection when maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten around batteries . securely If your battery is too weak to start the 8 . Close terminal access doors . engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - 9 . Close hood . TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of Keps this manual ) . Bolt If " jumper cables " are used for emergency Terminal starting , follow this procedure : Access i - ' " IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use Positive ( Red ) your tractor battery to start other vehicles . Cable TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable . = gative ( Black ) Guard Cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB against tractor chassis . 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of backside of the grill . fully charged battery . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK holder securely back into the hole in cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , the backside of the grill . away from fuel tank and battery . 4 . Close hood . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS ORDER - Loose or damaged wiring may cause 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or then from the fully charged battery . prevent it from starting . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located behind the dash . TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - SEMBLY Weak or Dead Fully Charged 1 . Raise hood . Battery Battery 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at REPLACING BATTERY sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of n _ lasaWARNING : Do not short battery termi - tractor . by allowing a wrench or any other object 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - to contact both terminals at the same time . connect the headlight wire connector . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . Headlight Wire Connector 2 . Remove terminal guard . 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . 4 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . 25
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ENGINE IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the if screw is turned in too tight . emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , PRELIMINARY SETTING - may be performed by any non - road engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repair establishment or individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairs must be performed by an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer's service outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO 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 mixtureoun - valve full travel clockwise then c 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 clamp screw securely . lever . Governor Control Lever Governor ACCELERATION TEST - 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 . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Clamp Cable Screw not adjust - damage may result . 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 - essary . However , minor adjustment may 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 _ CrceleSwPeedJ - _ _ . _ - _ Thr ° t _ le ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out Idle Mixture Valve - _ _ ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply With Limiter of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air mixture . 26
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using age at the end of the season or if the trac - ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tor will not be used for 30 days or more . which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - _ , CAUTION : 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 en - 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 . • Use fresh fuel next season . period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove all 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 - 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 - 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 . CYLINDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark 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 plug ( s ) . may require recharging . • To help prevent corrosion and power OTHER leakage during long periods of storage , • Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TOin • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • After cleaning , leave cables discon - • If possible , store your tractor indoors nected and place cables where they and cover it to give protection from dust cannot come in contact with battery and dirt . terminals . • Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - • If battery is removed from tractor for tective cover that does not retain mois - storage , do not store battery directly on ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot concrete or damp surfaces . breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage . Also , alcohol 27
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . 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 clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 28
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE 3ORRECTION Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . = Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower Build - up of grass , leaves 3 . 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 . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . Replace fuel filter . 8 . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 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 . 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . 1 . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and to run when connections . If not corrected presence control system . contact Sears or other operator leavesch - seat with atta qualified service center . ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , 3 . and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . Clean around mandrels to 5 . 5 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower 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 . Clean around mandrels to 11 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 . Switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . Headlight ( s ) not working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not when turning set at " SLOW " position for " SLOW " position and allowefore to idle for 30 seconds b engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping engine . stopping engine . 30
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 SCHEMATIC BLACK BATTERY SOLENOID FUSE AMMETER STARTER ( OPTIONAL ) BLACK G WHIT £ I J R £ D ii I IF H i ELECTRIC CLUTCH i , © I i CLUTCH / BRAKE t ( PEDAL UP ) * EO _ DIODE SEAT SWITCH D ( NOT OCCUPIED ) PTO ( DISENGAGED ) BLACK GROUNDING CONNECTOR SPARK . PLUGS . . . . GAP UN , T ( 2PLUGS ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) I CNARGENG SYSTEM OUTPUT P8 VOLTS AC @ 3660 RPM FUEL SHUT - OFF 9 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM { REGULATOR DESCONNECTED REO REGULATOR I I SOLENOID ( _ _ I _ £ _ R _ PTO SWITCH REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS POSITION CIRCUIT OFF C + G , B + H HEADLIGHTS ON C + F , B + E , A + D NON - REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS GFC IGNITION SWITCH WIRING INSULATED CLIPS POSITION CIRCUn - " MAKE " NOTE : IF WIRING OINSULATEDR CLIPS WERE REMOVED F OFF _ + G + A1 NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , UTHEYTOR ) N + LIGHT . _ B + A1 L + A2 SHOULD BE REPLACEDYO ON B + A1 NONE DA PROPERLY SECURE START 3 + S + A1 NONE WIRING . 02781 31
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 ELECTRICAL \ 80 40 26 25 \ I \ 46 29 11 / 55 i \ \ i I I I I I I I I I . j 12 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 8 7603J Tray , Battery 10 145211 Bolt , Battery , Front 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown , Battery , Front 12 145769 Nut , Push , Nylon , Battery , Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 175688 Harness , Light 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 8860R Cable Starter 25 146148 Cable 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut , Hex , Keps 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 145491 Cable , Ground 29 121305X Switch , Seat 30 175566 Switch , Ignition 33 140403 Key 40 188031 Harness , Ignition1 / 41 17720408 Screw Thd Cut 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 178861 Solinoid w / brass plunger 45 122822X Ammeter 46 169635 Hourmeter 50 174652 Switch , PTO 55 17490508 Screw , Thd . Roll 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 79 175242 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 80 146685 Harness Clutch EVX 89 169639 Bracket Snap - In Hourmeter NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 217 J 166 _ 159 54 58 54 j209 11 2O9 j145 2O9 206 209 chassis * stealth . stlt22 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 9 161566X428 Dash 10 72140608 Bolt RDHD SQNK 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 167203 Panel , Dash , LH 13 188702X010 Panel , Dash , RH 14 17490608 Screw Thdrel 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 175260X615 Hood Assembly 20 162026 Plate Battery 26 STD541437 Locknut , Hex , with Insert 3 / 8 - 16 unc 28 174515X615 Grille 29 161840 Lens Bar 30 188572X615 Fender / Footrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender / Support 37 17490508 Screw , ThdroL 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYT 38 175710 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 54 161464 Screw 8 - 18 x 7 / 8 58 175351 Duct Hood 59 187495 Bushing 60 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 64 174997 Dash Lower 74 STD541437 Nut Crewnlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 90 124346X Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1 / 4 Zinc 114 158112 Keeper Belt Rear LH 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Footrest 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 148 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 154 161897 Bracket Dash Rh 155 161900 Bracket Dash Lh 158 162037 Parking Brake Bkrt 159 179950X428 Cupholder 161 164655 Bumper 166 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead Hex 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 211 145212 Nut Hexflange Lockdow 217 179132X428 Console Fuel Win NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 GROUND DRIVE loo 52 69 81 160 161 84 _ . 169 150 48 156 166 38 _ . 151 39 . 51 120 _ 37 26 22 27 drive * fender , stlt 43 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Span 1 Transaxle ( See Breakdown ) 6591 Peerless 206 - 545C 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 123533X Cover , Pedal 2 146682 Spring , Return , Brake 62 3 123666X Pulley , Transaxle 63 175414 Pulley , Engine6 - 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 1 20 x 4 Gr . 5 - 1Thr . 4 12000028 Ring , Retainer 64 STD551143 Washer 5 121520X Strap , Torque 6566 6 17060512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 154778 Keeper , Belt , Engine , Fool Proof 8 165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 69 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 uric 9 160889 Clutch 74 137057 Spacer , Axle 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 75 11 105701X Washer , Shift Plate 76 STD581075 E - Ring 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 UNF W / Patch Gr . 8 77 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x . 1845 / 1865Ga . 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 7879 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 STD580025 Key Woodruff 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hx W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 uric 80 145090 Arm , Shift 17 126197X Washer 1 - 1 / 20D x 15 / 32 ID x . 250 81 165593 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 20 18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 82 165711 Spring , Torsion 19 STD541437 Nut 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 21 106933X Knob 84 166231 Link Transaxle 22 130804 Rod , Brake 85 150360 Nut , Nylock 23 171258 Bracket Anti - Rotation 89 188310X428 Console , Shift , STLT 24 STD541237 Nut 96 STD624003 Retainer Spring 1 " 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 100 26 STD551037 Washer 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 27 STD561210 Pin 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees 7390O6O0 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 120 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 unc 175456 Spacer Retainer 29 124236X Cap , Parking Brake 150 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 151 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 32 STD523107 Bolt 156 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 33 72140506 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 3 / 4 158 183900 Hub Shift 34 175578 Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedal 159 72140406 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 161 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 36 STD551062 Washer 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 uric 37 STD571810 Roll Pin 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20Unc x 1 Gr . 5 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Plat 165 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 2 - 3 / 4 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 TT Yellow 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 168 165580 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove , Plastic 169 Plate Fastening Lt 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl 170 187414 Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear 169613 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 197 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 ID 50 72110612 Bolt 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 7 / 8 tD x . 105 Hd 51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 202 72110614 Bolt Carr . SH 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5 / 16 - 18 uric 53 105710X Link , Clutch NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 55 105709X Spring , Clutch Return / 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 4 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 130801 V - Belt , Ground Drive 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 STEERING / _ _ 72 L 41 _ 42 _ 37 88 67 67 68 29 46 13 65 \ \ 2 _ 87 _ 87 32 / 43 4O I / 8 34 / / 15 4O steering stealth prem 7 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 STEERING KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159944X428 Wheel Steering 2 184706 Axle Asm 3 169840 Spindle Asm LH 4 169839 Spindle Asm RH 5 6266H Bearing Race Thrust HardenGa . 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 175121 Link Drag 11 STD551137 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3 / 8 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 17 177883 Shaft Asm . Steering 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 32 171888 Red Tie 34 10040500 Washer Lock 5 / 16 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 159946X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh16 - 40 73540500 Crownlock Nut 5 / 24 unf 41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot 3Steering2 43 121749X Washer 25 / 1 1 / 4x16Ga . 46 184946X505 Cap Spindle 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Belt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 72 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 1 - 1 / 20D 11 Ga . 73 160135X428 Extension Steering 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 15 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 uric 91 175553 Clip Steering 94 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 95 188967 Washer Hardened NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 ENGINE 3 72 81 13 I I 38 14 32 , / 78 33 I 112 29 J \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs , lcyl 51 40
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 176636X505 Control Throttle 2 171875 Screw Hwhd Hi - Lo # 13 - 16 x 3 / 4 3 Engine , Bdggs Model 31P777 - 0348 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 4 137352 Muffler 13 165291 Muffler Gasket 14 148456 Tube Drain oil 23 169837 Shield Heat 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 31 179022 Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear 32 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel 33 123487X Clamp Hose Black 37 8543R Line Fuel 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 41 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 45 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 72 183906 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 uric 112 3645J Bushing NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \ \ \ \ 22 21 11 i 12 seat It . knob 13 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 188714 Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 ld 2 140551 Bracket Pivot Seat 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 3 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 15 121249X Spacer Split 28x . 88 Zinc 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga . 16 123740X Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga . 17 123976X 5 145006 Clip Push - In Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / Ins . 3 / 8 - 16 unc 18 124238X Cap Spring Seat 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn1 - 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 22 STD541431 Nut Hex LeckW / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 10 182493 Pan Seat 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj . Wingnut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 121246X Bracket Mounting Switch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 DECALS 11 16 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 18 7 24 6 15 26 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 167407 Reflector , LH 16 164065 Decal , Steering Wheel 2 138047 17 156368 Decal , Battery , Diehard , Sears Decal , Fender , Operator 3 166242 Decal , Hood RH Instructions 4 166243 18 186572 Decal , Hood LH Decal , Fender 5 160396 Decal , Deck Sch . 20 149516 Decal , Battery 6 146046 Decal , V - Belt , Drive Schematic 21 186331 Decal , Hood , Side Panel 7 179128 Decal , Deck " B " " 42 " 23 189O20 Decal , Engine 9 189080 Decal , Replacement Hood 24 189087 Decal , Dash 10 156439 26 181470 Decal , Fender , Danger Decal , Deck level 11 189088 - - 184310X428 Decal , Panel , Dash Pad , Footrest , ST / LT , LH 12 172331 - - 184311X428 Decal , Mower , Heavy - Duty Pad , Footrest , ST / LT , RH 13 133644 - - 192367 Decal , Replacement Parts Manual , Owner's , English 15 187408 Decal , Reflector , RH - - 192368 Manual , Owner's , Spanish KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 6 278H Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel 11 Only ) 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 9 122082X Tire R Ts 20 x 10 - 8 C Service 10 7152J Tube Rear ( Service Item Only ) 11 104757X428 Cap Axle - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches wheeL1 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 LIFT ASSEMBLY 41 ff I II iI II iI [ I : s I 37 38 iI f 40 3 6 5 4 13 19 20 20 13 32 19 15 lift - rh , 1pc , stir 9 32 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 179504 Plunger Assembly 2 159476 Shaft Assembly , Lift 3 188822 Pin , Groove 4 12000002 E - Ring 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing , Nylon 7 175830 Grip , Handle , Fluted 11 139865 Link , Lift , LH . 12 139866 Link , Lift , R . H . 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link , Front 16 73350800 Nut , Hex , Jam 1 / 2 - 13 uric 17 175689 Trunnion 18 73800800 Lecknut , Hex , with Washer Insert 1 / 2 - 13 unc 19 139868 Arm , Suspension , Rear 20 163552 Retainer Spring 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt , Lift 32 73540600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 36 155097 Pointer Height Indicator 37 123935X Plug Hole 38 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 40 19112410 Washer 11 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 2 10 Ga . 41 155098 Indicator Height NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 MOWER DECK 46 140 - 117 116 21 34 23 24 25 138 " \ / _ 27 29 149 5 6 F 19 21 42 . D , elec . - path . adjwLstlL3 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Roller Nose 1 182032 Mower Housing 94 132264 2 STD533107 Bolt 95 180533 Bracket Roller Nose RH 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , Fr . 101 136420 Cover Mulching 42 " Black Screw Truss Hd Phil10 - 24 x 5 / 8 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " 102 71081010 Washer # 10 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 103 19061216 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 104 STD551110 Washer Lock 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 105 160793 Latch Asm Bagger Nut Weld 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 106 2029J Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 113 17060512 Bolt , Shoulder ( The following blades are available ) 116 4898H 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching STD 117 165746 Wheel , Gauge Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 1 ( For mulching mowers only ) 118 73930600 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium ( For 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . better wear when mulching ) 129 19131312 - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1Gr . 5 ( For bagging or discharge ) 131 STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 SWcrew Hex Wsh Th 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 132 17000612 Pin Head Rivet ( Incl . Key Number 6 ) 134 156941 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 135 159765 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Rear LH 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 16 174493 Stripper , Mower Deck 136 155986 Bar Adj . Gauge Wheel 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18x 5 / 8 138 159763 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Rear RH 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 139 159767 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Front RH 21 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 140 159768 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Front LH 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 143 157109 26 110452X Nut , Push 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 28 19111016 Washer11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x16 Ga . 146 171977 Bolt Carraige Idler 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow GZinca . Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 31 187690 Washer , Spacer 150 19091210 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 Rod Roller Nose 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged 182 51791262 34 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 183 1635 Retainer Spring Washer 3 / 8 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 184 19131410 40 73900600 Nut , Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 unc - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , LH . housing , shaft and shaft hardware 45 STD624003 Retainer only - pulley not included ) 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 - - 181542 Replacement Mower , Complete 54 178515 Washer , Hardened ( Std . Deck - Order separately 55 155046 Arm , Idler mulch cover , guage wheels and 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer nose roller components key nos . 101 - 106 , 5 , 116 - 119 , 134 , 136 59 141043 Guard , Tuv Idler ( 94 ) 61 174882 Spring Ext Elect Clutch and 91 , 94 , 95 , 132 , 182 , 183 ) 68 174883 V - Belt 91 180532 Bracket Roller Nose LH NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 92 STD541437 Locknut , Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C 180 " 1 _ 35A 150 83 18 4 157 MODEL and SERIAL NUMBERS HERE 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772147 Transaxle Cover 41A 790079 Brake Lever 2 780086A Needle Bearing 5 / 8 " 42 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 3 770128 Transaxle Case 42A 792085A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 1 / 4 " 4 776395 Countershaft 43 792075 Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 5 776409 Output Shaft 44 790025 Brake Pad Holder 6 778364 Spur Gear ( 38 teeth ) 45 786066 Spacer . 2625 x 1.0 6A 778369 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 46 786086 Brake Lever Bracket 7 778330 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 47 774690 Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 " Long ) 8 792180 Shift Key 48 774691 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 2 " long ) 8A 792047 Woodruff Key # 9 49 778356 Spur Gear ( 29 teeth ) 9 784352 Shift Collar 50 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 10 784378 Shift Rod & Fork 51 778354 Spur Gear ( 23 teeth ) 11 778334 Bevel Gear ( 30 teeth ) 52 778352 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ) 12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 53 778350 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ) 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( 13 teeth ) ( Include . 54 778346 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 14 ) 56 778355 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 14 778368 Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) ( Include . 57 778337 Spur Gear ( 13 teeth ) 13 ) 58 778353 Spur Gear ( 17 teeth ) 15 778370 Ring Gear ( 43 teeth ) 59 778351 Spur Gear ( 21 teeth ) 17 786188 Drive Pin 60 778349 Spur Gear ( 24 teeth ) 18 786102 Spacer 1.130 X . 695 61 778345 Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) 20 792077A Ball 5 / 16 " dia 65 780189 Flat Washer . 563 ID x . 062W 21 792078 Set Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 " 66 776422 Input Shaft 22 792079 Spring . 310 OD x . 625 L 67 776396 Shifter & Brake Shaft 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 69 792170 Retaining Ring 25A 792177 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 8 " 70 786187 Spacer . 890 26 792125 Retaining Ring ( pkg of 2 ) 71 788069 Square Cut Ring 27 792035 Retaining Ring 71B 788092 " O " Ring 28 788040 Retaining Ring 76 780090 Flat Washer 1.128 ID x . 058W 29 780072 Thrust Washer . 627 ID x . 031W 77 788078A Inverted Retaining Ring 29A 780160 Thrust Washer . 762 ID x . 031W 79 792144 Spring . 430 OD x . 5000 L 29B 780051 Thrust Washer . 762 ID x . 031W 82 778333 Bevel & Spur Gear ( 30 & 13 29C 780199 Anti - Rotation Washer . 632 teeth ) 30 780108 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x . 032W 83 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 31 780001 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 056W 85 792154 Oil Fill Plug ( Use As Needed ) 87 788089A Oil Seal 9 / 16 " 31A 780195 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 062W 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 32 788083 Oil Seal 5 / 8 " 157 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 34 780194 Bushing . 563 180 730229A Gear Oil 80W90 35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8 " ID 900 794712 Replacement MST - 206 - 545C 35A 780197 Flanged Bushing . 751 Transaxle 36 790075 Brake Disk 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 38 799021 Brake Pad ( pkg of 2 ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 39 786026 Dowel Pin 1 inch = 25.4 mm 40 792076A Flat Washer . 312 ID x . 059W 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 d . , , " 1 24 _ 22 718 _ : _ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 360 _ b 12 943 o 51 _ 307 8420 524 I 1019LABELKIT ] I 1058OWNER ' SMANUAL I I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 20Q 89 $ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ] I t329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE ] 48SHORTSLOCK 305A 33 _ , t ' < > % _ 643 74 _ t070 729 801 697 _ " 363 _ ° ° 5 _ 1044 _ 729A _ 803 _ 310 _ 526 , _ L _ " VO : 501 _ ' , 1 _ 802 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 51 1095 VALVE GASKET SET j _ J B68 _ , 2 _ _ 7 _ r6 _ 51 _ t022 86s _ 1022 6170 B42 z 383 _ 1029 50 5t 1022 524 _ _ 1251 141 40 _ 465 _ 41 _ 4 _ 227 102 _ 108 267 ' _ 334 54 ' _ , 851 _ 142 _ [ 117 I 1091 240 _ 38s , _ 108A 1266A _ 187 1266 _ 276 @ 947 t127 _ to2 _ _ CARERTBOUR6L _ KAITU @ 987 I io51 _ 37 _ 27o _ _ I 93 _ 1ooD , , 2i _ 6 _ 126 , _ 95 . , _ # 61 , Ot2OO > A < C 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) ( MagnetoSide ) 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 3 391086 * Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 125 698445 Carburetor 7 699168 * + Gasket - Cylinder Head 127 695005 Plug - Welch 9 697109 * Gasket - Breather 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 11 697113 Tube - Breather 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft 12 697110 * Gasket - Crankcase 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 137 281165 O $ Gasket - FIoatBewl 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual 16 697127 Crankshaft Choke ) 20 690947 * Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase Matic ) CoverSump ) 142 697140 O Nozzle - Carburetor 23 693556 Flywheel 146 691639 Key - Timing 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 186 698174 Connector - Hose 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 187 697098 Line - Fuel 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 187A 698417 Line - Fuel Oversize ) 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 209 692208 Spring - Governor 28 697099 Pin - Piston 216 691840 Link - Choke 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 222 694042 Bracket - Control 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control Undersize ) 232 691842 Spring - Governor 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 240 691035 Filter - Fuel 34 695761 Valve - Intake 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 276 692255 O _ Washer - Sealing 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 304 699829 Housing - Blower 42 691752 Keeper - Valve 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 46 698492 Camshaft 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 48 697762 Short Block 309 693551 Motor - Starter 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 51 692137 * Q $ + Gasket - Intake 311 497608 Brush Set 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 333 492341 Armature - Magneto 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 337 691043 Plug - Spark 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 356 697089 Wire - Stop 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 89 690283 Plug - Oil 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) Q Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed 121 104 690525 O Pin - Float Hinge $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle 977 106 691780 O Seat - Inlet + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273634 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 868 690968 . + Seal - Valve 385 694476 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 385A 690297 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 918 697091 Line - Vacuum 387 697090 Pump - Fuel 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 947 694393 Solenoid - Fuel 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump 445 697153 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 967 697015 Filter - Pre Cleaner 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 968 699848 Cover - Air Cleaner 474 696459 Alternator 975 495933 Bowl - Float 501 691188 Regulator 977 690192 Gasket Set - Carburetor 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 1005 699043 Fan - Flywheel 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1019 697143 Kit - Label 523 697086 Dipstick 1022 272475 * + Gasket - Rocker Cover 524 691032 * Seal - Dipstick Tube 1023 692492 Cover - Rocker Arm 525 697085 Tube - Dipstick 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 526 697088 Screw ( Regulator ) 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 544 692034 Starter - Armature 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1027 696854 Filter - Oil 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Arm - Rocker 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 Guide - Push Rod 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Shaft - Pump 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 Label - Emission 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1040 699852 Plate - Trim 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1044 698139 Screw ( Flywheel ) 617 692138 O • SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining 634 690801 O Spring / Seal Assembly 1058 275038 Owner's Manual ( Manual Choke ) 1059 698516 Kit - Screw / Washer 634A 690802 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Choke 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) A Matic ) 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1095 690190 Gasket Set - Valve 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage 1127 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) Cover ) 1263 697124 Reed - Breather 691 692407 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1266 691917 . Q SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266A 697123 O SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1267 697424 Latch - Blower Housing 729A 694123 Clip - Wire 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1329 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1330 272147 Repair Manual 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 758 697134 Counterweight Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 121 789 698329 Harness - Wiring $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 977 801 691283 Cap - Drive + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 802 691286 Cap - End 803 693757 Housing - Starter NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 1 inch = 25.4 mm 842 691031 * SeaI - O Ring ( DipstickTube ) 847 697087 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 53
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ IL ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees . Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes . 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
127195 Battery
10150177 Bolt, battery, front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11150109 Holde down battery dash mount
12150177 Nut, push, nylon, battery, front 1/4
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21175688 Light socket
224152J Bulb
248860R Starter cable
25146148 Cable
26STD391020 Fuse
27STD541425 Nut, hex, keps 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30163968 Switch, ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40188031 Harness
4117720408 Screw
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid with brass plunger
45122822X Ammeter
46169642 Hourmeter
50174651 Switch, pto
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
80146685 Clutch harness
89169639 Snap bracket
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
11167203 Left Panel, dash, left hand
114532158112 Keeper belt rear lh
13188702X010 Panel, dash, right hand
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
14817060620 Screw
154161897 Bracket dash right hand
155161900 Bracket dash stealth lh
158162037 Parking brake
159179950X428 Cup holder
161164655 Hood bumper
166416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
17175260X615 Hood assembly pnt
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20162026 Plate battery
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20917000612 Screw
211145212 Hex nut
217179132X428 Fuel console
26STD541437 Locknut, hex, with insert 3/8-16 unc
28174515X615 Grille
29182875 Lens bar
30188572X615 Fender / footrest
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
54161464 Screw, spiderloc hex hd #8 x 7/8
58175351 Duct heat hood
59187495 Bushing 1.375 od
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64174997 Dash lower
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9161566X428 Dash
90124346X Nut
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1N/P Transaxle (see breakdown)peerless 206-545c
10STD561210 Pin, cotter
10019111016 Washer
11105701X Washer
11219091210 Washer
113127285X Strap
120409148 Nut lock flg. 3/8-16 unc
1374550412 Bolt
14STD551125 Washer lock heavy helical
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
16STD541431 Nut lock hex w/ins 5/16-18 unc
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
17126197X Washer
170187414 Trans gear
18STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
19STD541437 Nut
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
2146682 Spring return brake t / a zinc
202STD533717 Bolt carr. sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21106933X Knob
22130804 Rod , brake
23171258 Bracket
24STD541237 Nut
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer
27STD561210 Pin
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Cap, parking brake
3123666X Pulley
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt
33STD533107 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Roll pin
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD533727 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4
41099 Ring, retainer
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-groove, plastic
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5121520X Strap, pnt torque 30 degree blk
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crown lock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut crown lock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57138255 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
617060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
62123533X Cover pedal
63175414 Engine pulley
64173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
69142432 Screw
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
79STD580025 Key woodruff
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
80145090 Shift arm
81165593 Shaft assembly cross tapered 650 20
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84166231 Link . transaxle
85150360 Nut
89188310X428 Shift console
9160889 Clutch elect evx 80lb
96STD624003 Retainer spring 1"
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1159944X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17177883 Shaft assembly, steeriing
2193542 Axle assembly
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
32171888 Rod tie wire form 19 75 mech
34STD551131 Washer lock 5/16
36155105 Bushing, strg. .742/.747 id
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38159946X428 S insert . cap
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
4073540500 Crownlock nut
41159945 Adapter
42163888 Boot steering
43121749X Washer
46184946X505 Spindle
56266H Thrust bearing use 1 or 2 as required
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
7219182411 Washer
73160135 Extension steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
9419111216 Washer
95188967 Washer
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1176636X505 Control throttle
1123645J Bushing
13272293 Muffler gasket
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
2189747 Screw hwhd hi-lo #13-16 x 3/4
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine, briggs model 31p777-0348-e1 (see breakd...
31179022 Tank fuel 4.0 rear
32179124X428 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
41139277 Stem
4517000612 Screw
72183906 Screw . socket
7817060620 Screw
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1401043 Seat
10195530 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15121249X Spacer, split, large .28 id. x .88
16123740X Compression spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr 5 zinc
18124238X Spring cap
2140551 Bracket pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
3STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189088 Decal, replacement hood
12172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
13133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
15187408 Decal, reflector, right hand
16164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
17156368 Decal, fender stlt oper inst english/spanish
18186572 Decal, fender, craftsman white
2138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
21186331 Decal, hood, side, panel
23189020 Decal engine h/p
24189087 Decal, engine
26181470 Left Decal, deck leveling
3186242 Decal, hood, right hand
4186243 Decal, hood left hand
5160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
6146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
7STD561820 Decal, deck "b" "42"
9189080 Shaft assembly lift rh w/inf (96012003401)
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire f ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9125833X Tire r ts 20 x 10-8 c service
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1179504 Plunger
11151141 Link, lift, l.h.
12151140 Link, lift, r.h.
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
16STD541250 Nut, hex, jam 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Locknut, hex, with washer insert 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2159476 Assembly line shaft
20163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
3188822 Pin groove 5/16 dia. x 1.875
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
36155097 Pointer, pnt height indicator
37123935X Hole plug
3817060516 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 smgml tap/r
4STD581062 E-ring
4019112410 Washer
41155098 Scale indicator height
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7175830 Grip
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0192367 Manual, owner's, english
0192368 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1185770 Mower housing
10140296 Washer
101198383 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
11317060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117165746 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137646 Shaft assembly, mandrel, vented (incl. key numb...
130STD523710 Bolt, fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
131STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
13217000612 Screw
134156941X008 Pin head rivet
135532159765 Bracket assembly wheel gauge rear lh
136155986X431 Bar adj. gauge wheel
138159763 Bracket
139159767 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front rh
14128774 Housing
140159768 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front - lh
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145173437 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091210 Washer
159STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
16174493 Stripper
18STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
182179126 Rod roller nose
183163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
18419131410 Washer
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt
20159770 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
23177563 Bracket, deflector, mower 42"
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968 Shield, deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32173436 Pulley, mandrel
33400234 Nut, toplock, flanged
3472110612 Bolt
36173438 Pulley, idler, flat
4165460 Sway bracket
40409148 Nut, lock flg. 3/8-16 unc
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
5STD624008 Retainer spring
54178515 Flat washer
55155046 Arm idler 42" mower lt/yt
56165723 Spacer . retainer
59141043 Guard
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
61174882 Spring ext elect clutch 42" deck
68174883 V-belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
91180532 Bracket assembly nose roller lh
92STD541437 Locknut, hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
94532132264 Roller nose
95180533 Bracket assembly, noseroller rh
1772147 Cover
10784378 Shift rod and fork
11778334 Bevel gear (30 teeth)
12778309 Input bevel pinion (13 teeth)
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778370 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788088A Oil seal 3/4"
17786188 Drive pin
18786102 Spacer
180730229B Gear oil 80w90
2780086A Needle bearing
20792077A Ball
21792078 Screw
22792079 Spring
25792073A Screw
25A792177 Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
26792125 Retaining ring
27STD582062 Retaining ring
28STD582056 Retaining ring
29780072 Washer
29A780160 Washer
29B780051 Washer
29C780199 Washer
3770128A Transaxle case
30780108 Washer
31780001 Washer
31A780195 Washer
32788083 Oil seal 5/8"
34780194 Bushing
35780193 Bushing
35A780197 Bushing
36790075 Brake, disc
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
39786026 Dowel pin 5/16" x 3/4"
4776395 Countershaft
40792076A Washer
41A790079 Lever brake
42792073A Screw
42A792085A Screw
43STD541431 Locknut 5/16-24
44790025 Holder, brake pad
45786066 Spacer
46786086 Bracket
47774690 Axle
48774691 Axle
49778356 Spur gear
5776409 Output shaft
50778338 Spur gear (27 teeth)
51778354 Spur gear (23 teeth)
52778352 Spur gear
53778350 Spur gear (16 teeth)
54778346 Spur gear
56778355 Spur gear (11 teeth)
57778337 Spur gear
58778353 Spur gear
59778351 Spur gear (21 teeth)
6778364 Spur gear
60778349 Spur gear
61778345 Spur gear
65780189 Washer
66776422 Input shaft
67776396 Brake shaft
69792170 Retaining ring
6A778369 Spur gear
7778330 Spur gear
70786187 Spacer
71788069 Seal
71B788092 Ooo ring
76780090 Washer
77788078A Retaining ring
79792144 Spring
8792180A Shift key
82778333 Bevel and spur gear (30 and 13 teeth)
83778338 Spur gear (27 teeth)
85792154 Plug
87788089A Oil seal 9/16"
8ASTD580025 Woodruff key #9
9784352 Collar
900794691 Replacement mst-206 -545c transaxle