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Owner's Manual CRIIFTSMHN ° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.2736403 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the This product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , 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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MaintenanceSchedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 . Serviceand Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 . . 903.4 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ProductSpecifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 RepairParts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SearsService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BackCover Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) yearsfrom the date of purchase , if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained , lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual , Searswill repairor replacefree of chargeanyparts that are foundto bedefectivein materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow . Searss . will also providefree laborfor theseapplicablewarrantedpartsfor the twofull year Duringthe first 30 daysof purchase , therewill be no chargesto service the productr at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty . ( Seeexclusionsbelow ) . For you convenience , IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30days of purchase , but a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill bewaivedif the dCraftsmanSears productis droppedoff at an authorizedSearslocation . Forthe nearestauthorize location , pleasecall 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . Thiswarranty appliesonly while this product is withinthe UnitedStates . ThisWarrantydoes not cover : • Expendableitemswhichbecomeworn duringnormal use , includingbut not limitedto blades , sparkplugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • StandardMaintenanceServicing , oil changes , or tune - supsideobjects , • Tire replacementor repaircausedby puncturesfrom out suchas nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse , includingbut not limitedto , damage causedbytowingobjects beyondthe capabilityof the ridingequipment , impacting objectsthat bendthe frameor crankshaft , or over - speedingthe engine . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatornegligence , includingbutnot limitedto , elec - trical and mechanicaldamagecausedby improperstorage , failureto usethe proper gradeand amountof engine oil , failureto keep the deckclear of flammabledebris , or failureto maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual . • Engine ( fuelsystem ) cleaningor repairscausedby fuel determinedto be contami - natedor oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel shouldbeused within 30daysof its pur - chasedate . • Normaldeteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes , or productlabel replacement . • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes . LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) daysfrom dateof purchase , if anybattery includedwiththis riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe batterywill not holda charge , Searswill replacethe batteryat no charge . Duringthe first 30daysof purchase , therewill beno chargesto replacethe batteryat yourHOME . After the first 30 days , for yourconvenience , IN - HOMEwarrantyservice will still be avail - ablebut a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill bewaivedif the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSearslocation . Forthe nearestauthorizedSearslocation , pleasecall 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This batterywarrantyappliesonly whilethis product iswithin the UnitedStates . Thiswarrantygives youspecific legalrights , and youmay also haveother rights , which vary , from stateto state . Sears , Roebuckand Co . , Dept . 817WA , HoffmanEstates , IL 60179
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IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsand feet and throw - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould resultin serious injuryor death . • nNeverdirectdischargedmaterialgction . WARNING : In order to preventac - towardanyone . rAvoiddischargiuwardthes - cidentalstartingwhen settingup , trans - materialagainsta wall or obst porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , Materialmay ricochetbacktohen alwaysdisconnectspark plugwire andark operator . Stop the bladesw cros placewire where it cannotcontactsp inggravelsurfaces . plug . • Donot operatemachinewithout theard , entire grasscatcher , dischargeguand WARNING : Donot coastdown a or othersafetydevicesin place hillin neutral , you may losecontrol of the working . tractor . • Slow downbeforeturning . WARNING : Towonly the attachments • Neverleavea runningmachinelades , that arerecommendedby and complywith unattended . Always turn off b specificationsof the manufacturerof gyour . set parkingbrake , stop engine , and tractor . Usecommonsensewhen towin removekeysbeforedismounting . Operateonly at the lowest possiblespeed • Disengagebladeswhen not mowing . whenon a slope . Tooheavyof a load , Shutoff engineand waitfor all parts ton - whileon a slope , is dangerous . Tires can cometo a completestop beforecleassge losetractionwith the groundand cause ingthe machine , removingthe graar youto losecontrolof yourtractor . catcher , or uncloggingthe disch guard . WARNING : Engineexhaust , some • Operatemachineonly indaylightor of its constituents , and certainvehicleals good artificiallight . componentscontainor emit chemic • Donot operatethe machinewhiler knownto the State of Californiato cause underthe influenceof alcoholo drugs . cancer andbirth defectsor other reproduc - • Watchfor trafficwhenoperating near tive harm . or crossingroadways . WARNING : Battery posts , terminals • Useextra carewhen loadingor un - loadingthe machineintoa trailer or and relatedaccessoriescontainlead and truck . leadcompounds , chemicalsknownto the • Alwayswear eye protectionwhenoper - State of Californiato causecancer and ating machine . birth defectsor otherreproductiveharm . • Dataindicatesthat operators , age 60 Wash hands after handling . yearsand above , are involvedin ear - I . GENERAL OPERATION largepercentageof ridingmow re - • Read , understand , and followall latedinjuries . Theseoperatorsshould instructionson the machineand inthe evaluatetheir abilityto roperatetheotect manualbeforestarting . ridingmowersafelyenoughto p • Do notput handsor feet near rotating themselvesand othersfrom serious parts or underthe machine . Keepclear injury . of the dischargeopeningat all times . • Followthe manufacturer'srecommen - • Only allowresponsibleadults , who are dationfor wheelweightsor counter - familiarwiththe instructions , to operate weights . the machine . • Keepmachinefree of grass , leavesor • Clear the area of objectssuch as otherdebris build - upwhichcantouch rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which couldbe . hotexhaust / engine parts and burn . pickedup and thrownby the blades Do not allow the mower deck to plow • Besure the area is clear of bystand - leaves or other debris which can cause ers beforeoperating . Stop machineif build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel anyoneentersthe area . spillage before operating or storing the • Nevercarrypassengers . machine . Allow machine to cool before • Donot mow inreverseunlessabso - storage . lutely necessary . Alwayslook downing . and behindbeforeand whileback 3
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II . SLOPE OPERATION • Never carry children , even with the blades shut off . They may fall off and Slopes are a major factor related to loss of be seriously injured or interfere with control and tip - over accidents , which can safe machine operation . Children who result in severe injury or death . Opera - have been given rides in the past may tion on all slopes requires extra caution . If suddenly appear in the mowing area you cannot back up the slope or if you feel for another ride and be run over or uneasy on it , do not mow it . backed over by the machine . • Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Never allow children to operate the • Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or machine . other hidden objects . Uneven terrain • Use extra care when approaching blind could overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects that may block your view of a child . • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while IV , TOWI NG on the slope . • Tow only with a machine that has a • Do not mow on wet grass . Tires may hitch designed for towing . Do not at - lose traction . tach towed equipment except at the Always keep the machine in gear when hitch point . going down slopes . Do not shift to • Followthe manufacturer's recom - neutral and coast downhill . mendation for weight limits for towed • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on equipment and towing on slopes . a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - • Never allow children or others in or on engage the blades and proceed slowly towed equipment . straight down the slope . • On slopes , the weight of the towed • Keep all movement on the slopes slow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual . Do not make sudden and loss of control . changes in speed or direction , which • Travel slowly and allow extra distance could cause the machine to roll over . to stop . • Use extra care while operating ma - V . SERVICE chine with grass catchers or other at - tachments ; they can affect the stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do no use on steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling • Do not try to stabilize the machine by gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable putting your foot on the ground . and the vapors are explosive . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machine could and other sources of ignition . suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the • Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge caves in . • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with II1 . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator • Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of children . • Never store the machine or fuel con - Children are often attracted to the machine tainer where there is an open flame , and the mowing activity . Never assume spark , or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you last heater or other appliances . saw them . • Never fill containers inside a vehicle • Keep children out of the mowing area or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchful care of a respon - liner . Always place containers on the sible adult other than the operator . ground away from your vehicle when • Be alert and turn machine off if a child filling . enters the area . • Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children .
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• Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or the truck or trailer and refuel it onthe other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel ground . If this is not possible , then spillage and remove any fuel - soaked debris . Allow machine to cool before refuelsuchequipmentwith a portablee container , ratherthanfrom a gasolin storing . dispensernozzle . • If you strike a foreign object , stop and • Keepthe nozzlein contactwith the grimat inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - of the fueltank or containeropenin . sary , before restarting . all timesuntil fuelingis complete Do . • Never make any adjustments or re - notuse a nozzlelock - nopendevicege pairs with the engine running . • If fuel isspilled on clothing , cha • Check grass catcher components and clothingimmediately . the discharge guard frequently and • Neveroverfillfueltank . Replacegas replace with manufacturer's recom - cap and tightensecurely . mended parts , when necessary . • Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the GENERAL SERVICE blade or wear gloves , and use extra • Never operate machine in a closed caution when servicing them . area . • Check brake operation frequently . • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure Adjust and service as required . the equipment is in safe working condi - • Maintain or replace safety and instruc - tion . tion labels , as necessary . • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper operation regularly . • Be sure the area is clear of bystand - • Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children . ers before operating . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , • Never carry passengers . not across . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Choose a low ground speed so that lutely necessary . Always look down you will not have to stop or shift while and behind before and while backing . on the slope . • Never carry children , even with the • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on blades shut off . They may fall off and a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - be seriously injured or interfere with engage the blades and proceed slowly safe machine operation . Children who straight down the slope . have been given rides in the past may • If machine stops while going uphill , suddenly appear in the mowing area disengage blades , shift into reverse for another ride and be run over or and back down slowly . backed over by the machine . • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - • Keep children out of the mowing area sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - and in the watchful care of a respon - ally downhill , if possible . sible adult other than the operator . • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area . 5
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states and Type : Unleaded Regular may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) muffler is available through your nearest API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( Below 32 ° F Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pints section of this manual ) . W / O Filter : 3.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC AGREEMENTS GAP : . 030 " ) Congratulations on making a smart pur - Ground Speed Forward : 5.5 chase . Your new Craftsman ® product is ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.4 designed and manufactured for years of Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI dependable operation . But like all prod - Rear : 10 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Charging 9 Amps @ 3600RPM tion Agreement can save you money and System : aggravation . Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Min . CCA : 230 now and protect yourself from unexpected Case Size : U1R hassle and expense . Here's what's included in the Agreement : Blade Bolt • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . Torque : sional repair specialists . • Unlimited service and no charge for CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase parts and labor on all covered repairs . of a new tractor . It has been designed , • Product replacement if your covered engineered and manufactured to give product can't be fixed . you the best possible dependability and • Discount of 10 % from regular price of performance . service and service - related parts not Should you experience any problem you covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % cannot easily remedy , please contact a off regular price of preventive mainte - Sears or other qualified service center . nance check . We have competent , well - trained techni - • Fast help by phone - phone support cians and the proper tools to service or from a Sears technician on products repair this tractor . Please read and retain this manual . The requiring in - home repair , plus conve - nient repair scheduling . instructions will enable you to assemble Once you purchase the Agreement , a and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service . You can call anytime CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES day or night , or schedule a service ap - • Read and observe the safety rules . pointment online . • Follow a regular schedule in main - Sears has over 12,000 professional repair taining , caring for and using your tractor . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - million quality parts and accessories . nance " and " Storage " sections of this That's the kind of professionalism you can owner's manual . count on to help prolong the life of your _ L , WARNING : This tractor is equipped new purchase for years to come . Purchase with an internal combustion engine and your Repair Protection Agreement today ! should not be used on or near any unim - Some limitations and exclusions apply . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For prices and additional information call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE arrester meeting applicable local or state For Sears professional installation of home laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it appliances , garage door openers , water should be maintained in effective working heaters , and other major home items , in order by the operator . the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ®
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) Bubble Level Mower Leveling Wrench ( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use ) Video Cassette Slope Sheet Keys ( 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 Operation section for location and after month and year indicated on label function of controls ) ( label located between terminals ) charge 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 attachment lift lever to its highest po - amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance sition . section of this manual for charging instruc - 2 . Release parking brake by depressing tions ) . clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - ' Label mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 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 ADJUST SEAT function of controls ) 1 . Raise seat and loosen adjustment _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - knob . derstand and follow all instructions in the 2 . Lower seat into operating position and Operation section of this manual . Be sure sit in seat . tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure 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 clutch / brake pedal all the way down . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps 4 . Get off seat without moving its adjusted have been completed . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank position . with gasoline . 5 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - knob securely . mission engaged " position . ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) .
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4 . Sit onseat inoperatingposition , Deflector depressclutch / brakepedal andset the Shield parkingbrake . 5 . Placemotion controlleverin neutral ( N ) position . Plate 6 . Presslift lever plungerand raiseestposi - attachmentlift leverto its high tion . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has Latch started , movethrottle controlto idle Hooks position . 8 . Releaseparkingbrake . TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR 9 . Slowly movethe motioncontrol lever DISCHARGING forwardand slowlydrive tractoroff skid . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in 10 . Applybraketo stop tractor , set parkingin a safe place . Your mower is now ready for brake and place motioncontrollever discharging or installation of optional grass neutralposition . catcher accessory . 11 . Turnignition keyto " STOP " position . NOTE : It is not necessary to change Continuewiththe instructionsthat follow . blades . The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also . REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE WHEEL CHECKTIRE PRESSURE For shipping purposes , the right rear The tires on your tractor were overinflated gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - down on the mower . Remove the gauge rect tire pressure is important for best wheel assembly and reinstall from the cutting performance . bottom as shown . To adjust gauge wheels , • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown intion see the Operation section in this manual . " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sec of this manual . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results , mower hous - ing should be properly leveled . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replac - INSTALL MULCHER PLATE ing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section ( If previously removed ) of this manual . Verify that the belts are 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in routed correctly . upright position . 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM of mower deck opening and slide into After you learn how to operate your trac - place , as shown . tor , check to see that the brake is properly 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in mower deck . the Service and Adjustments section of 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of this manual . mower deck . _ CAUTION : Do not remove deflector shield from mower . 9
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V'CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor , we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product . Please review the following checklist : , / All assembly instructions have been completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - ened securely . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) . , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) . v " Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . v " Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped . v " Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel control is in " transmission engaged " position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important items : v " Engine oil is at proper level . v " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , reg - ular unleaded gasoline . v " Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . v " Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . v " It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product , Learn and understand their meaning . 0 # - , 0 R N H L I \ 1 SLOW IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST G G ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED t OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT ® @ @ @ @ ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Light Switch Ignition Switch Position Attachment Hourmeter Clutch Switch Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment Control Lift Lever Clutch / Brake Pedal o Heighttment Adjus Indicator Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or stopping the engine . discharging ( - ) of battery . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used attachment lift lever when changing its to engage the mower blades or other at - tachments mounted to your tractor . position . LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to headlights on and off . raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or 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 for starting and controlling engine speed . starting the engine . MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages speed and direction of tractor . transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off . HOURMETER - Indicates hours of op - eration . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the I eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses I or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments I or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety I mask worn over spectacles . I HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . opping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Throttle / Choke Attachment Clutch Switch Always operate engine at full throttle . Control Pull out to " Engage " • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging " Brake " rate . Position • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Key The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever . 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in Clutch / Brake " Disengaged " Control Lever neutral ( N ) position . Pedal Position Push in to 2 . Release parking brake . Parking Brake " Disengage " 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to STOPPING " Engaged " Position desired position . MOWER BLADES - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT • To stop mower blades , push attachment The position of the attachment lift lever clutch switch in to disengaged position . determines the cutting height . • Grasp lift lever . GROUND DRIVE - • Press plunger with thumb and move • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / lever to desired position . brake pedal all the way down . The cutting height range is approxi - • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - position . sured from the ground to the blade tip with IMPORTANT : The motion control lever the engine not running . These heights does not return to neutral ( N ) position are approximate and may vary depending when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . upon soil conditions , height of grass and ENGINE - types of grass being mowed . • Move throttle control between half and • The average lawn should be cut to ap - full speed ( fast ) position . proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool NOTE : Failure to move throttle control season and to over 3 inches during hot months . For healthier and better look - between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - tion , before stopping , may cause engine to ing lawns , mow often and after moder - " backfire " . ate growth . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and • For best cutting performance , grass remove key . Always remove key when over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice . Make the first cut rela - leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use . tively high ; the second to desired height . • Never use choke to stop engine . 13
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TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment Clutch Switch Attachemnt Pull Out To " Engage " Gauge wheels are properly adjusted Lift Lever High when they are slightly off the ground when 9 Position mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position . Gauge wheels then , , , , : _ $ 1 Low keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . NOTE : Be sure tractor is on a flat level Deflector surface . Shield 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to de - sired cutting height ( See " TO iADJUSTs MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in th Position section of manual ) . 2 . Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar . TO OPERATE ON HILLS 3 . Lower gauge wheels to ground . Raise _ : _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do insert clevis pin . Gauge wheels should not drive across any slope . Use the slope be slightly off the ground . 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 ing up or down hills . same setting . • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge • If slowing is necessary , move throttle wheels if you change the cutting height control lever to slower position . of the mower deck . • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - Retainer tion and engage parking brake . Spring • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever does not return to neutral ( N ) position when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . • To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . Clevis • Slowly move motion control lever to Pin slowest setting . • Make all turns slowly . TO OPERATE MOWER TO TRANSPORT Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch . Any attempt When pushing or towing your tractor , be by the operator to leave the seat with the sure to disengage transmission by placing engine running and the attachment clutch freewheel control in freewheeling position . Freewheel control is located at the rear engaged will shut off the engine . You must drawbar of tractor . remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - tion with attachment lift control . or cutting off when operating your equip - 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . into the slot and release so it is held in 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - the disengaged position . tachment clutch control . • Do not push or tow tractor at more than TO STOP MOWER BLADES - two ( 2 ) MPH . disengage attachment clutch control . • To re - engage transmission , reverse _ I , CAUTION : Do not operate the mower above procedure . without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . 14
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Transmission Engaged All , CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near an open flame . IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separa - tion and formation of acids during storage . Transmission Disengaged Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of NOTE : To protect hood from damage when an engine while in storage . transporting your tractor on a truck or a To avoid engine problems , the fuel system trailer , be sure hood is closed and secured should be emptied before storage of 30 to tractor . Use an appropriate means of days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) . the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage MENTS Instructions for additional information . Tow only the attachments that are recom - Never use engine or carburetor cleaner mended by and comply with specifications products in the fuel tank or permanent of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use damage may occur . common sense when towing . Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . TO START ENGINE Tires can lose traction with the ground and When starting the engine for the first time cause you to lose control of your tractor . or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE take extra cranking time to move fuel from CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL the tank to the engine . 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the The engine in your tractor has been transmission engaged position . shipped , from the factory , already filled 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , with summer weight oil . depress clutch / brake pedal and set 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level parking brake . ground . 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe ( N ) position . clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - position . move and read oil level . If necessary , 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . add oil until " FULL " mark on dipstick is NOTE : Before starting , read the warm reached . Do not overfill . and cold starting procedures below . • For cold weather operation you should 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key change oil for easier starting ( See the clockwise to start position and release oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance key as soon as engine starts . Do section of this manual ) . not run starter continuously for more • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - than fifteen seconds per minute . If the nance section in this manual . engine does not start after several ADD GASOLINE attempts , move throttle control to fast • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . position , wait a few minutes and try Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular again . If engine still does not start , unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 move the throttle control back to the octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will in - choke position and retry . crease carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - ties that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . 15
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PURGE TRANSMISSION WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and above ) To ensure proper operation and per - 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle formance , it is recommended that the control to the fast position . transmission be purged before operating • The attachments and ground drive can tractor for the first time . This procedure will now be used . If the engine does not remove any trapped air inside the trans - accept the load , restart the engine and mission which may have developed during allow it to warm up for one minute using shipping of your tractor . the choke as described above . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission require removal for service or replace - COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and ment , it should be purged after reinstall - below ) ation before operating the tractor . 7 . When engine starts , allow engine 1 . Place tractor safely in an area that is to run with the throttle control in the flat for approximately 80 feet in front of choke position until the engine runs the tractor and set the parking brake . roughly , then move throttle control 2 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . to fast position . This may require an After the engine is running , move engine warm - up period from several throttle control to slow position . With seconds to several minutes , depending motion control lever in neutral ( N ) on the temperature . position , slowly disengage clutch / brake AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP pedal . Before driving the unit in cold weather , 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to the transmission should be warmed up as full forward position and hold for five follows : ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - 2 . Place the motion control lever in tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or neutral . Release the parking brake approximately 20 feet . After the tractor and let the clutch / brake slowly return moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the to operating position . 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - warm up . This can be done during dure three ( 3 ) times . the engine warm up period . Your transmission is now purged and now • The attachments can also be used dur - ready for normal operation . ing the engine warm - up period after the transmission has been warmed up . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance . ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . ) 16
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MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep best mowing performance . See " TO mower housing free of built - up grass and LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the trash . Clean after each use . Service and Adjustments section of this • The special mulching blade will recut manual . the grass clippings many times and • The left hand side of mower should be reduce them in size so that as they fall used for trimming . onto the lawn they will disperse into • Drive so that clippings are discharged the grass and not be noticed . Also , the onto the area that has already been cut . mulched grass will biodegrade quickly Have the cut area to the right of the trac - to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always tor . This will result in a more even distri - mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) bution of clippings and more uniform speed as this will provide the best recut - cutting . ting action of the blades . • When mowing large areas , start by • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . turning to the right so that clippings will Wet grass tends to form clumps and discharge away from shrubs , fences , interferes with the mulching action . The driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , best time to mow your lawn is the early mow in the opposite direction making afternoon . At this time the grass has left hand turns until finished . dried , the newly cut area will not be exposed to direct sunlight . • For best results , adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one - third of the grass blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - duce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly . ( Max 1 / 3 _ , i1 ( , J 00272 • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave • Certain types of grass and grass undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry conditions may require that an area be before mowing . mulched a second time to completely • Always operate engine at full throttle hide the clippings . When doing a sec - when mowing to assure better mow - ond cut , mow across ( perpendicular ) to ing performance and proper discharge the first cut path . of material . Regulate ground speed by • Change your cutting pattern from week selecting a low enough gear to give the to week . Mow north to south one week mower cutting performance as well as then change to east to west the next the quality of cut desired . week . This will help prevent matting and • When operating attachments , select a graining of the lawn . ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 17
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F , LL , NOATES AS YOU COMPLETE / _ _ . _ " . . . . . . . REGULAR SERVICE _ " _ r / ' / % ' 4r _ J £ - ' 4r _ - - J £ ' _ S " SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems li _ R Check for Loose Fasteners V ' Ks A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 11 _ 3 C Lubrication Chart I _ 0 Check Battery Level 1 _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals ll _ Check Transaxle Cooling i , , ' Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level I1 _ I _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ 11 _ 1 , 2 N Clean Air Filter 11 _ ' 2 G Clean Air Screen 11 _ ' 2 Arrester i / Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) 11 _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins I _ Replace Spark Plug I _ I1 _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter _ # 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover dPSpindle - - Spindle items that have been subjected to operator Zerk ; _ r Zerk n abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made _ Front Wheel ; _ Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your trac - Bearing . . . . . . . . , L . _ Beanng Zerk tor . Zerk At least once a season , check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments @ Engine , . , , " - - , section of this manual . , , , , , • At least once a year you should replace t i the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , ' , i ! and check blades and belts for wear . , ' , 019641 A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help ( _ General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last longer . @ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractof dust and dirt that will shorten the life the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - interlock systems for proper operation . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 18
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TRACTOR IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star Always observe safety rules when per - on mandrel assembly . forming any maintenance . 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer BRAKE OPERATION and flat washer in exact order as If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to shown . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . level , dry concrete or paved surface , then Lbs . torque ) . brake must be checked and adjusted . ( See IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and If bolt needs replacing , replace only with Adjustments section of this manual ) . approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires Trailing Blade Center ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " Edge Up Hole section of this manual ) . Mandrel • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect Flat Washer Assembly control chemicals which can harm rubber . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp Lock Washer objects and other hazards that may _ f _ Blade Bolt cause tire damage . TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts ening blade - but if you do , be sure the blade is balanced . dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . Care should be taken to keep the blade OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly . If your trac - to mower and engine . tor does not function as described , repair • The blade can be sharpened with a file the problem immediately . or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt • The engine should not start unless to sharpen while on the mower . the brake pedal is fully depressed and • To check blade balance , you will need a attachement clutch control is in the 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone disengaged position . balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , • When the engine is running , any at - follow the instructions supplied with tempt by the operator to leave the seat balancer . ) without first setting the parking brake NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing should shut off the engine . blade . The lobes of the center hole may • When the engine is running and the appear to be centered , but are not . attachment clutch is engaged , any at - • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion tempt by the operator to leave the seat of the steel bolt or pin and hold the should shut off the engine . bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If • The attachment clutch should never op - blade is balanced , it should remain in a erate unless the operator is in the seat . horizontal position . If either end of the BLADE CARE blade moves downward , sharpen the For best results mower blades must be kept heavy end until the blade is balanced . sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . A CAUTION : Use only a replacement blade approved by the manufacturer of your tractor . Using a blade not approved Blade by the manufacturer of your tractor is 5 / 8 " Bolt or Pin hazardous , could damage your tractor and void your warranty . Center Hole BLADE REMOVAL BATTERY 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - Your tractor has a battery charging system low access to blades . which is sufficient for normal use . How - 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and ever , periodic charging of the battery with flat washer securing blade . an automotive charger will extend its life . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with • Keep battery and terminals clean . trailing edge up towards deck as shown . • Keep battery bolts tight . • Keep small vent holes open . 19
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• Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils NOTE : The original equipment battery on ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in your tractor is maintenance free . Do not cold weather , they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32 ° E attempt to open or remove caps or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is Check your engine oil level more frequent - ly to avoid possible engine damage from not necessary . running low on oil . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - Corrosion and dirt on the battery and termi - eration or at least once a year if the tractor nals can cause the battery to " leak " power . is not used for 50 hours in one year . 1 . Remove terminal guard . Check the crankcase oil level before starting 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) hours then RED battery cable and remove of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick se - battery from tractor . curely each time you check the oil level . 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and dry . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends Determine temperature range expected with wire brush until bright . before oil change . All oil must meet API 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - service classification SG - SL leum jelly . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACINGD • Oil will drain more freely when warm . BATTERY " in the SERVICE AN AD - • Catch oil in a suitable container . JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful TRANSAXLE COOLING not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil . The transmission fan and cooling fins should 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain be kept clean to assure proper cooling . valve and install the drain tube onto the Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - fitting . sion while engine is running or while the Oil Drain Valve transmission is hot . To prevent possible damage to seals , do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle . • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - pings and other materials . To prevent Drain damage to seals , do not use com - Tube pressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins . 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID slightly and turning counterclockwise . The transaxle was sealed at the factory 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . and fluid maintenance is not required fors - 5 . After oil has drained completely , close the life of the transaxle . Should the tran and lock the drain valve by pushing axle ever leak or require servicing , contact inward and turning clockwise until the a Sears or other qualified service center . pin is in the locked position as shown . V - BELTS 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the Check V - belts for deterioration and wear cap onto the end of the drain valve . after 100 hours of operation and replace 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this ENGINE manual . LUBRICATION 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Only use high quality detergent oil rated checking level . For accurate reading , with API service classification SG - SL Se - tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap to your expected operating temperature . onto the tube securely when finished . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is . 30 - 20 . 10 0 10 20 30 40 TFMPERATURE RANGF ANTICIPATED BFFORE NFXT OIL CHANGE used more than 100 hours in one year . . . . . . . . . t . _ . . o . . 20
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AIR FILTER Clean out chaff and debris Air Screen Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season , whichever occurs first . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine . MUFFLER 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and Inspect and replace corroded muffler and pre - cleaner from base . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris ate a fire hazard and / or damage . from falling into carburetor . SPARK PLUG ( S ) NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning cartridge . of each mowing season or after every 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs firmly in base . first . Spark plug type and gap setting are 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " housing and replace cover . section of this manual . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as The fuel filter should be replaced once kerosene , are not to be used to clean the each season . If fuel filter becomes cartridge . They may cause deterioration of clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not retor , replacement is required . use pressurized air to clean cartridge . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel _ Handle line with arrow pointing towards carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Clam Cover Fuel Filter CLEANING • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign matter . Pre - cleaner t • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . • Protect painted surfaces with auto - motive type wax . We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your CLEAN AIR SCREEN tractor unless the engine and transmis - Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff sion are covered to keep water out . Water to prevent engine damage from overheating . in engine or transmission will shorten the Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to useful life of your tractor . Use compressed remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers . air or a leaf blower to remove grass , ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM leaves and trash from tractor and mower . Debris may clog the engine's air cool - ing system . Remove blower housing and clean area shown to prevent overheating and engine damage . 21
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I _ ARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER - VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links . TO INSTALL MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 1 . Place attachment clutch switch in " DIS - position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - ENGAGED " position . 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 . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 3 . Roll belt off electric clutch pulley . 4 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis secure with retainer springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer 5 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear 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 suspension groove . arms . Slide mower out from under trac - tor . Suspension Arms Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Spring 22
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . Adjust the mower while tractor is parked • Recheck measurements after ad - on level ground or driveway . Make sure justing . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge dof manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , Mower to Ground Mower to Groun you will not properly adjust your mower . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT WITH 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 posi - Suspension tion where no part of the mower , includ - ing gauge wheels , is touching the ground . • From left side of tractor , find the level A . o _ - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . & . . 7 . . . . decal on top of mower and place bubble level on decal as indicated . Lift Link • Mower is level side - to - side when bubble Adjustment is between the two lines in the bubble _ . " . . . . . . . . Nut level . FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT • If adjustment is necessary , under left IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to - hand footrest , turn lift link adjustment side . If the following front - to - back adjust - nut ( above yellow cap ) in appropriate ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both direction to bring bubble between the front links equally so mower will stay lines in the bubble level . level side - to - side . • Remove bubble level from mower and To obtain the best cutting results , the store in a safe place . mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Bubble Between / Bubble Level lower than the rear when the mower is in Lines its highest position . Check adjustment on right side of tractor . Measure distance " D " directly in front of Level Decal and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . • Before making any necessary adjust - _ 1 _ \ Left Hand ments , check that both front links are Brake f _ . _ Footrest equal in length . Pedal _ . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same length as other link . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " . . . _ . . _ . . " . _ - _ _ \ LifLtink on both front links an equal number of Adjustment YellowCap _ _ - Nut turns . • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " ALTERNATE SIDE - TO - SIDE lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " ADJUSTMENT METHOD against trunnion on both front links . • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " • Raise mower to its highest position . from trunnion on both front links . Tighten • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , nut " E " on both front links an equal num - measure height from bottom edge of ber of turns . The two front links must mower to ground . Distance " A " on both remain equal in length . sides of mower should be the same or • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower within 1 / 4 " of each other . at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - trunnion on both front links . ment on one side of mower only . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . 23
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TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Mandrel 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 " D . . . . D " stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH 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 . Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in " transmission disengaged " position . Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged 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 . Front Links TO ADJUST BRAKE TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way BELT down and engage parking brake . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - The mower blade drive belt may be re - ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . placed without tools . Park the tractor on 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen level surface . Engage parking brake . jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance BELT REMOVAL - becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO against nut " A " . REMOVE MOWER " in this section of 4 . Engage transmission by placing manual ) . freewheel control in " transmission 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and engaged " position . idler pulleys . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping 3 . Pull belt away from mower . distance as stated above . Readjust BELT INSTALLATION - if necessary . If stopping distance is still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys gear , further maintenance is necessary . and idler pulleys Replace brake pads or contact a Sears 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves or other qualified service center . and inside all belt guides . 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " With parking brake " Engaged " in this section of this manual ) . Mandrel Pulley _ Nut " A " Idler Pulleys Operab ng dam Nut Mandrel Pulley 24
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TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT Park the tractor on level surface . Engage The motion control lever has been preset parking brake . For assistance , there is a at the factory and adjustment should not belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . be necessary . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the BELT REMOVAL - right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE 2 . Start engine and move motion con - MOWER " in this section of manual ) . trol lever until tractor does not move NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt forward or backward . and position of all belt guides and keepers . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - 2 . Disconnect clutch wire harness . tion and turn engine off . 3 . Remove clutch Iocator . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 4 . Remove belt from stationary idler and place , loosen the adjustment bolt . clutching idler . 5 . Move motion control lever to the neu - 5 . Remove belt downward from engine tral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . pulley and around electric clutch . 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 6 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed Carefully remove belt upwards from to get to adjustment bolt , move mower transmission input pulley . deck height to the lowest position . 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper After above adjustment is made , if the and pull belt away from tractor . tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral BELT INSTALLATION - position , follow these steps : 1 . Carefully work new belt down onto the 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . input pulley . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto creep . 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . engine pulley . 4 . Start engine and test . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above clutching idler . steps until satisfied . 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely . Neutral Motion Control Lever 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . Lock Gate 7 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers . 8 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL MOWER " in this section of manual ) . . . . . . Adjustment Bolt _ _ Clutch _ i _ _ L ° cat ° r TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / Clutching - - Idler REPLACEMENT Stationary _ Should your transmission require removal for Idler service or replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the Center Span . . . . . . . tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in Keeper F II Clutch the Operation section of this manual . Transmission Input Pulley ( _ 25
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TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - ALIGNMENT 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable If steering wheel crossbars are not to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short positioned straight forward , remove steer - against tractor chassis . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . Tighten securely . to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK The front wheel toe - in and camber are not cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , adjustable on your tractor . If damage has away from fuel tank and battery . occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or camber , contact a Sears or other qualified TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE service center . ORDER - TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery . 1 . Block up axle securely . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal ( rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining 02614 ring securely in axle groove . Weak or Dead Fully Charged 5 . Replace axle cover . Battery Battery NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and REPLACING BATTERY use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant _ WARNING : Do not short battery also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at Washers the same time . Before connecting battery , Retaining Ring remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Axle Positive terminal must be connected Cove r - - . . . . . . _ , first to prevent sparking from accidental Square Key i grounding . ( Rear Wheel Only ) 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 2 . Remove terminal guard . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable BATTERY then RED battery cable and carefully A ( _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries remove battery from tractor . generate explosive gases . Keep sparks , 4 . Install new battery with terminals in flame and smoking materials away from same position as old battery . batteries . Always wear eye protection 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . when around batteries . 6 . First connect RED battery cable to If your battery is too weak to start the positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of securely . this manual ) . 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to If " jumper cables " are used for emergency negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - starting , follow this procedure : maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped securely with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle 8 . Close terminal access doors . must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use 9 . Close hood . your tractor battery to start other vehicles . 26
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Keps Nut Hex Bolt ENGINE Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers ex - pense , may be performed by any non - road engine repair establishment or individual . Warranty repairs must be performed by an Positive authorized engine manufacturer's service ( Red ) Cable Terminal outlet . Guard Negative TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL ' _ : ' ( Black ) Cable CABLE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB The throttle control has been preset at the 1 . Raise hood . factory and adjustment should not be nec - 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the essary . Check adjustment as described backside of the grill . below before loosening cable . If adjust - 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb ment is necessary , proceed as follows : holder securely back into the hole in 1 . With engine not running , move throttle the backside of the grill . control lever from slow to choke posi - 4 . Close hood . tion . Slowly move lever from choke to INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS fast position . Loose or damaged wiring may cause 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or control lever and hole in governor plate prevent it from starting . line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , • Check wiring . See electrical wiring loosen clamp screw and move throttle diagram in the Repair Parts section . cable until holes are aligned . Tighten TO REPLACE FUSE clamp screw securely . Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located Governor Governor Control Lever / Control Plate behind the dash . TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - SEMBLY 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . Holes " A " " \ % Clam / p " _ _ J3 @ _ bThrottlele 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at _ o - _ ew - Ca sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector . Headlight Wire Connector 27
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FINAL SETTING - TO ADJUST CARBURETOR 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is minutes . Make final adjustments with low emission . It is equipped with an idle engine running and shift / motion control fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , lever in neutral ( N ) position . which allows some adjustment within the 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap lever against idle speed screw . Turn cannot be removed without breaking the idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . adjusting needle . 3 . While still holding throttle lever against The carburetor has been preset at the idle speed screw , turn idle mixture factory and adjustment should not be nec - valve full travel clockwise then coun - essary . However , minor adjustment may terclockwise until engine runs rough . be required to compensate for differences Turn valve to a point midway between in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the those two positions . Release throttle carburetor does need adjustment , proceed lever . as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in ACCELERATION TEST - ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - to fast position . If engine hesitates or ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air continue to adjust , if necessary , until mixture . engine accelerates smoothly . IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do valve and the seat in carburetor may result not adjust - damage may result . if screw is turned in too tight . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the PRELIMINARY SETTING - engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeed - 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - ing the engine above the factory high bled to the carburetor when making speed setting can be dangerous . If you carburetor adjustments . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is think the engine - governed high speed needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other adjusted properly ( see above ) . qualified service center , which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments . Throttle Idle Mixture Valve / With Limiter 28
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - Also , alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol age at the end of the season or if the trac - or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract tor will not be used for 30 days or more . moisture which leads to separation and 41 : _ WARNING : Never store the tractor formation of acids during storage . Acidic with gasoline in the tank inside a building gas can damage the fuel system of an where fumes may reach an open flame engine while in storage . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before • Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - storing in any enclosure . gine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner Remove mower from tractor for winter products in the fuel tank or permanent storage . When mower is to be stored for a damage may occur . period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove • Use fresh fuel next season . 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 ) . • Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil . • After a period of time in storage , battery may require recharging . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . • 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 " TO • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • 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 . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while 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 . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace 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 . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . ( continued ) 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten vibration blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . . Engine continues Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and to run when presence control system . connections . If not corrected , contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 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 . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . . . Move throttle control Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set between half and full when turning between half and full speed engine " OFF " speed ( fast ) position before ( fast ) position before stopping engine . stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 SCHEMATIC BLACK RED BATFERY SOLENOID I RED RED ( J \ L > I FUSE AMMETER STARTER ( OPTIONAL ) BLACK ELECTRIC CLUTCH I I i DIODE SEAT SWITCH ( NOT OCCUPIED ) / • I GROUNDING CONNECTOR ) 1IF _ PARK PLUGS _ - _ NE IGNITION _ b GAP ) L _ BLACK UNIT _ ( 2 PLUGS - - J ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM FUEL SHUT - OFF 9 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM , / ( REGULATOR DISCONNECTED SOLENOID _ ' _ REG ULATOR _ . jk . _ , . j , _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ) RED ALTERNATOR D © PTO SWITCH REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS POSITION CIRCUIT OFF C + G , B + H HEADLIGHTS ON C + F , B + E , A + D NON - REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS GFC m IGNITION SWITCH WIRING INSULATED CLIPS i _ _ n i POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR H B OFF M + G + A1 NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY ON + LIGHT _ B + A1 L + A2 SHOULD BE REPLACED TO ON B + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR D A START B + S + A1 NONE WIRING . 2810 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 ELECTRICAL I I I I I f I 40 / 26 \ / \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ \ / \ \ " 7 / i / I / i i t \ - \ \ i i \ / I I i I I i 46 29 I I I i I I / I _ . . . . . . . . . . . . _ / / " 12 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 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 Btr Front 114 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount 12 145769 Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch Interlock 21 175688 Harness Light 22 4152J Bulb Light 24 8860R Cable Starter 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 121305X Switch Seat 30 175566 Switch Ignition 33 140403 Key Molded 40 192936 Harness ignition 41 17720408 Screw Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 178861 Solenoid 45 122822X Ammeter 46 169635 Hourmeter 50 174652 Switch PTO 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5t16 - 18 x 1 / 2 79 175242 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 80 146685 Harness Clutch EVX 89 169639 Bracket Snap - In NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES , 0.1 217 8 90 278 31 209 . _ 6 / 54 A 209 / _ 58 , _ 155 \ 54 158 _ 278 2O S 59 11 _ 64 _ 64 209 60 154 _ _ . _ 209 t 44 _ 278 6O > 209 209 74 38 209 206 chassis - stealth . stlt 21 209 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 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 ScrewThdrol 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 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2TYT 38 175710 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 54 161464 Screw Hex Wshd 8 - 18 x 7 / 8 58 175351 Duct Hood 59 187495 Bushing 1.375 OD 60 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 3 / 4 64 174997 Dash Lower 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 90 124346X Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1 / 4 Zinc 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Footrest 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 154 161897 Bracket Dash Rh 155 161900 Bracket Dash Lh 158 162037 Parking Brake Bkrt 159 191120X428 Cupholder 161 164655 Bumper Extrusion . 600 x 3.50 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 217 179132X428 Console Fuel Window 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 GROUND DRIVE 59 158 61 _ 56 . . _ 1 50it _ f202 150 I lO \ 151 WI ' . . . " 82 165 156 166 38 27 _ 51 49 / 47 120 _ 36 53 29 i 252 . , _ 22 55 19 25 52 78 / 76 74 75 drive - hydro . stlt 75 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 ( See Breakdown ) 65 STD551143 Washer 8 165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 9 160889 Clutch 69 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 10 STD561210 PinCotterl / 8xl CAD 74 137057 Spacer 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 75 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 76 STD581075 E - Ring 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 77 123583X Key Square 17 126197X Washer 1 - 1 / 2 x 15 / 32 x 1 / 4 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 81 178139 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 21 130564 Knob 1 / 2 - 13 82 165711 Spring Torsion 22 178141 Rod Brake 83 19171216 Washer 17132 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 23 171258 Bracket Anti - Rotation 85 150360 Nut Lock Center 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 24 73350600 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 unc 89 188309X428 Console Shift 25 106888X Spdng , Brake Rod 95 179134 Disconnect Asm Rod BypasLTH 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter l / S x 3 / 4 CAD . 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod Parking Brake 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 29 124236X Cap Parking Brake 144 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 30 169592 Bracket Transaxle 150 175456 Spacer xRetainer 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 3 / 4 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 2 x 10 Ga . 33 72140506 Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 156 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 34 175578 Shall Foot Pedal 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 35 120183X Bearing Nylon 159 183900 Hub Shift 36 19211616 Washer 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 37 1572H Pin Roll 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc 38 179114 Pulley Composite 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr . 5 39 72110622 BoltRDHD3 / 8 - 16uncx2 - 3 / 4Gr . 5 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 41 175556 Keeper Belt Idler 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 47 127783 Pulley IdlerV - Groove 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch 169 165580 Plate Fastening 49 123205X Retainer Belt 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 " 1D 50 72110612 Bolt Cart Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 198 169593 Washer Ny ] 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " GHydr . 51 STD541437 NutCrownlock 3 / 8 - 16unc 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 5 52 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 245 178122 Strap TorqueLh LTH2000 53 105710X Link Clutch 246 178121 Strap TorqueRh LTH2O0O 55 105709X Spring Return Clutch 247 181462 Link ShiftTransaxle LTH2000 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 251 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 57 178138 V - Belt 252 19131616 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . 59 169691 Keeper Center Span 263 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 62 123533X Cover Pedal NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 63 175414 Pulley Engine 1 inch = 25.4 mm 2 / 05 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 STEERING ASSEMBLY J 67 67 68 J 29 46 o8 _ 9 13 \ 65 43 4O / f < - \ 14395 / / 4 , _ 33 / / / / 8 34 I / 11 15 35 steering stealth prem 3 40
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 STEERING ASSEMBLY 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 Harden 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5t8 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 175121 Link Drag 11 STD551137 Washer Lock Hvy HIcl 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 314 32 171888 Rod Tie 33 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 34 10040500 Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 5116 35 73540500 Crownlock Nut 5116 - 24 unf 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 159946X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh 39 19182411 Washer 9t16 ID x 1 - 1 / 20D 11 Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot Steering 43 121749X Washer25 / 32 1 1 / 4x16Ga . 46 184946X505 Cap Spindle 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Bolt Rdhd Sq 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 73 160135X428 Extension Steering Stealth 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 15 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Harden . 793 x 1.637 x . 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 ENGINE 2 62 1 / 81 13 4 78 I I I 38 I 14 32 > 78 \ 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . lcy [ 51 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 176636X505 Control Throttle / Choke 37 8543R Line Fuel 2 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 3 Stem Tank Fuel Engine Briggs Model 41 139277 31P777 - 0348 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 45 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 4 137352 Muffler Asm Twin Lo - Tone 62 10010500 WAsher Split 13 165291 Muffler Gasket 72 71070512 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 14 148456 Tube Drain oil 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 23 169837 Shield Heat 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 114 - 20 unc 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 112 3645J Bushing 31 179022 Tank Fuel 4.0 Rear NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 32 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 123487X Clamp Hose Black 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 \ \ \ \ , \ 5 22 21 i / J 5 i I i I / / - - . - ! , _ . " _ . i \ 25 . . . . . . 16 i x \ . 11 I F - ' ' _ 13 \ \ \ \ \ \ , 1 17 12 seat It , knob 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180598 Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id 14 72050412 2 180166 Bracket Pivot Seat 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 28 x . 88 Zinc 16 123740X 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga 5 145006 17 123976X Clip Push - In Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 18 124238X 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc Cap Spring Seat 7 124181X 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc Spring Seat Cprsn 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 10 180186 Pan Seat 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 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 DECALS 11 7 16 9 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 2O 6 15 14 26 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 187407 Decal Reflector LH 14 160396 Decal V - Belt Schematic 2 138047 Decal Reflector RH Decal Battery Diehard Sears 15 187408 3 186242 Decal Hood RH 16 164065 Decal Steering Wheel 4 186243 Decal Hood LH 18 156811 Decal Fender Opr . 5 186572 Decal Fender Craftsman 20 149516 Decal Battery 6 146046 Decal V - Belt Drive Schematic 21 186331 Decal Hood Side Panel 7 164096 Decal Dash 23 189020 Decal Engine 8 179128 Decal Deck Caution 26 181470 Decal Deck level 9 192829 Decal Chassis Disconnect Decal Replacement Hood - - 178392 10 156439 Pad Footrest ST / LT LH Decal Fender Danger - - 184310X428 11 189088 Decal Panel Dash - - 184311X428 Pad Footrest ST / LT RH 12 172331 Decal Mower Heavy - Duty - - 193001 Manual Owner's English 13 133644 Decal Replacement Parts - - 193002 Manual Owner's Spanish KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 5,8 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 7 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 6 278H Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 11 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 BIk 1 50 x 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 LIFT ASSEMBLY 38 40 3 36 \ 4 13 6 6 5 4 12 13 19 J _ 18 20 13 19 , 3 - - - - Ow 20 lift - rh . lpiece 24 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 179504 18 73800800 Nut Lock wlWsh 112 - 13 unc Plunger Assembly 2 159476 Shaft Assembly , Lift 19 139868 Arm Asm Suspension Mower 3 188822 Pin Groove 20 163552 Retainer Spring 4 12000002 E - Ring 31 169865 Bearing Pivot Lift 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 6 120183X Bearing Nylon 36 155097 Pointer Height Indicator 7 175830 Grip Handle Fluted 37 123935X Plug Hole 11 139865 Link Lift L . H . 38 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 12 139866 Link Lift R . H . 40 19112410 Washer 11 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 10 Ga . 13 4939M Retainer Spring 41 155098 Indicator Height Stlt 15 173288 Link Front Susp 16 73350800 Nut Hex Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 17 175689 Trunnion Front Susp 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 MOWER DECK - - 4o 144 , . . _ 4 . s . . . 55 140 - 117 21 34 2 ¢ 23 24 , 138 27 29 18 149 5 6 19F 21 42 D , elec . t - path . adjwl . stlt 3 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Locknut Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 1 182032 Mower Housing 92 STD541437 2 STD533107 Bolt 94 132264 Roller Nose Bracket Roller Nose RH 3 138017 Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front 95 180533 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " 101 136420 Cover Mulching 42 " Black Screw Truss Hd Phil 10 - 24 x 518 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 102 71081010 Washer # 10 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 103 19061216 8 850857 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 104 STD551110 Washer Lock 9 STD551137 Washer Lock 105 160793 Latch Asm Bagger 10 140296 Washer Hardened 106 2029J Nut Weld Screw 5t16 - 18 ( The following blades are available ) 113 17060512 Bolt Shoulder 11 134149 Blade 42 " Mulching STD 116 4898H ( For mulching mowers only ) 117 165746 Wheel Gauge Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 1 - - 139775 Blade 42 " Mulching Premium 118 73930600 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . ( For better wear when mulching ) 119 19121414 - - 138971 Blade 42 " Hi - Lift 129 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13t16 x 12 Ga . Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1Gr . 5 ( For bagging or discharge ) 130 STD523710 13 137645 Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented 131 STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Screw Hexwsh Thdrl 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 ( Incl . Key Number 6 ) 132 17000612 Pin Head Rivet 14 128774 Housing Mandrel Vented 134 156941 15 110485X Bearing Ball Mandrel 135 159765 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear LH 16 174493 Stripper Mower Deck 18 72140505 Bolt Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 136 155986 Bar Adj . Gauge Wheel 19 132827 Bolt Shoulder 138 159763 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear 20 159770 Baffle Vortex RH 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 139 159767 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front 23 177563 Bracket Deflector RH 24 105304X Cap Sleeve 140 159768 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front LH 25 123713X Spring Torsion Deflector 26 110452X Nut Push 143 157109 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 27 130968X428 Shield Deflector 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 518 x 16 Ga . 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 29 131491 Rod Hinge 146 171977 Bolt Carraige Idler 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 31 187690 Washer Spacer 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9t32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 32 153535 Pulley Mandrel 150 19091210 33 178342 Nut Toplock Flanged 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 34 STD533717 Bolt 182 179126 Rod Roller Nose 36 131494 Pulley idler Flat 183 163552 Retainer Spring 40 73900600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 184 19131410 Washer 3 / 8 44 140088 Guard Mandrel L . H . - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( includes 45 STD624003 Retainer housing , shaft and shaft hardware 46 137729 Screw Thd . Roll 114 - 20 x 5t8 only - pulley not included ) 54 178515 Washer Hardened - - 181542 Replacement Mower , Complete 55 155046 Arm Idler ( Std . Deck - Order separately 56 165723 Spacer Retainer mulch cover , gauge wheels and 59 141043 Guard Tuv idler ( 94 ) nose roller components key nos . 61 174882 Spring Ext Elect Clutch 101 - 106 , 5 , 116 - 119 , 134 , 136 68 174883 V - Belt and 91 , 94 , 95 , 132 , 182 , 183 ) . 91 180532 Bracket Roller Nose LH NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,2736403 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 79 # 41 42A 1 _ 150 ' 14 47 87115 @ _ _ 65 _ _ _ , , _ 7 ( _ @ _ 0 _ ' _ 1 _ 48 13 26 • & _ : . V _ - 14 _ 6 _ 5 _ _ ( _ 115 87 . . . . 191 3 _ - - 190 I _ zo4 203 I 204A _ _ : _ : _ " 4 _ _ 183 - - _ 208 ( _ 105 CIr I . C _ - _ 28 II 200 185 - - U 184 25 , " g 182 _ lOO 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Spacer . 625.765 70 786196 FSpringill 1 772151 Cover L . H . 79 792201 Oil 3Plug / 3 770135 Case 85 79215488A Oil Seal 4 " 5 776355 Counter Shaft 87 7880 Washer . 3771D . 058W 6 778263 Spur Gear 11T 99 79214100 Snubber Washer 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 100 7922 Snubber Spring . 471D 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 101 79219984 Washer . 4371D . 078W 14 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13Teeth ) 102 7921 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 103 79219398 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24625 17 786139 Drive Pin 104 7921 Washer . ID . 057W 22 792194 Spring 105 78009662 Sleeve Assembly 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 106 7861 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 107 79204604 " O " Ring 26 792125 Retaining Ring 109 7881 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 28 792035 Retaining Ring 113 78619900 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 29 780065 Washer . 627 ID . 091W 114 7862 S eeve Assembly ( incl . 87 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 115 78619884 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl , 109 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 127 7843 Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 150 788093A2 Oil Seal 9 ! 16 " 1D 38 799021 Brake Pad 157 78810 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 180 73022903 Grommetalve 41 790102 Brake Lever 182 7881 Relief V 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 183 79211896 Hose Barb 42A 792203 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 184 7921 Tubing 1 ! 2 x 5 43 792171 Screw , 10 - 24 x . 500 185 7980505051 Washer16 - 44A 790100 nside Brake ( Mach ) 190 279211 Nut 7 / a20l 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Castng ) 191 79 Differenti ( Gear Reduction 45 790101 Actuator Rod 200 794787 Drive ) 47 774869 Axle 16.81225 Pulley & Hub rAss'y 48 774688 Axle 11.6 203 79804455 Disconnect Leve 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 206 7980 Mounting Plate 56 778379 Spur Gear 61T 207 798053 Fanontrol 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 208 798040548 C Lever 67 776440 Brakeshaft 209 798078 Hydro Module LH Fender 210 794 Control 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 437 884 ? 11 _ 584 _ 9 _ 159 12641 _ 128 _ 146 _ 1 I 24 _ 22 741 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 41 8680 943 0 12 617 0 8420 524 20 I 1019 LABEL KIT II 89 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I _ _ I I [ 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE ] 48 SHORT BLOCK 7506 305A _ 388 _ > _ 643 74 1070 729 801 697 _ 10 _ 08 1044 _ 1040 3o8 _ 803 _ 310 1 828 _ 501 783 ® J 802 @ 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 BRIGGS 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 ( MagnetoSide ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 121 697241 Carburetor 7 699168 ° + Gasket - Cylinder Head 125 698445 9 697109 • Gasket - Breather 127 695005 Plug - Welch 11 697113 Tube - Breather 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 12 697110 • Gasket - Crankcase 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft Float - Carburetor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 133 494381 O $ Gasket - Float Bowl 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 137 281165 16 697127 Crankshaft 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A Matic ) O Nozzle - Carburetor 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CoverSump ) 142 697140 23 693556 Flywheel 146 691639 Key - Timing Connector - Hose 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 186 698174 Line - Fuel 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 187 697098 Line - Fuel 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 187A 698417 Oversize ) 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm Link - Mechanical Governor 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 202 691841 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 209 692208 Spring - Governor 28 697099 Pin - Piston 216 691840 Link - Choke Bracket - Control 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 222 694042 Lever - Governor Control 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " 227 691374 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 ) Brush Set 51 692137 " O : 1 : + Gasket - Intake 311 497608 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 ) O 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 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022 868 _ ; _ @ 35 1022 6170 830 914 267 _ 334 _ 1091 385 < % 9 I 1266A < _ _ > 6o1 _ 276 ( d _ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 1127 _ 918 04 _ 634A _ 987 _ 10 [ _ 5137 _ - - 2 _ 76 _ _ 1 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 93 _ . ) 1060 _ 6 _ , _ 1 _ 66 \ j I 1 137 < _ i > _ / _ ' _ 276 _ 95 _ 117 _ 142 _ 6170 1266A < : > 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2736403 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION • + Seal - Valve 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 868 690968 385 694476 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) Line - Vacuum 385A 690297 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 918 697091 387 697090 Pump - Fuel 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) Solenoid - Fuel 404 691691 Washer ( Governer Crank ) 947 694393 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump Filter - Pre Cleaner 445 697153 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 967 697015 Cover - Air Cleaner 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 968 699848 474 696459 Alternator 975 495933 Bowl - Float Gasket Set - Carburetor 501 691188 Regulator 977 690192 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 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 • + Gasket - Rocker Cover 523 697086 Dipstick 1022 272475 Cover - Rocker Arm 524 691032 • Seal - Dipstick Tube 1023 692492 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 ) Filter - Oil 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1027 696854 Arm - Rocker 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Guide - Push Rod 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Shaft - Pump Label - Emission 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 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 Owner's Manual 634 690801 O SpringlSeal Assembly ( Manual 1058 275038 Kit - Screw / Washer Choke ) 1059 698516 634A 690802 O SpringlSeal Assembly ( Choke A 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) Retainer - Brush Matic ) 1090 691293 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 ) Reed - Breather Cover ) 1263 697124 691 692407 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1266 691917 • 0 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 . 977 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 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 1 inch = 25.4 mm 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 847 697087 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 53
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL LLnn 15 DEGREES MAX . down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow WARNING : 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 . t , Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 _ Hotd page before you so that its left edge is vertically paraHe _ to a tree trunk or other upright structure , 3 . Sight across the foJd in the direction of hitl slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angte of the fold with the slope of the hilt .
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1772151 Cover l.h.
100792200 Snubber washer
101792199 Snubber spring .47id
102792184 Washer .437id .078w
103792193 Screw
104792198 Nut, 3/8-24
105780096 Thrust washer
106786162 Sleeve assembly
107792046 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
109788104 "o" ring
113786199 Sleeve assembly (incl. 157)
114786200 Sleeve
115786198 Sleeve assembly (incl. 87)
127784384 Shift lever
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778373 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788102 Oil seal
17786139 Drive pin
180730229B 80w90 oil
182788103 Grommet
183792118 Valve
184792196 Hose barb
185798050 Tubing
190792150 Washer
191792151 Nut
200794787A Differential
203798044 Pulley
206798055 Disconnect lever
207798053 Mounting plate
208798040 Fan
209798054 Control lever
210794788 Module
22792194 Spring
23792195 Washer
25792073A Screw
26792125 Retaining ring
28792035 Retaining ring
29780065 Washer .627 id .091w
3770135 Case
31780189 Washer
36790071 Brake disc
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
40792204 Roll pin .25
41790102 Lever
42792202 Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
42A792203 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
43792171 Screw
44A790100 Brake
44B790099 Outside brake (casting)
45790101 Actuator rod
47774869 Axle
48774688 Axle 11.625
49778378 Spur gear
5776355 Counter shaft
56778379 Spur gear 81t
6778263 Spur gear 11t
65780195 Washer
67776440 Brake shaft
70786196 Spacer .625 .765
79792201 Spring
85792154 Plug
87788088A Oil seal
9786197 Sleeve
99792141 Washer .377id .058w
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1163465 Battery
10145211 Bolt btr front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11150109 Holde down battery dash mount
12145769 Nut push nylon battery front 1/4
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21175688 Light socket
224152J Bulb
248860R Starter cable
25146148 Cable
26175158 Fuse
2773510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30175566 Switch ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40192936 Ignition harness
4117720408 Screw
42131563 Cover
43178861 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter
46169635 Hourmeter
50174652 Switch pto
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
80146685 Clutch harness
89169639 Snap bracket
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1174619 Chassis assembly
1072140608 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
11167203 Left Panel . dash
13188702X010 Panel, dash, right hand
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145156524 Rod pivot chassis/hood
154161897 Bracket dash right hand
155161900 Bracket dash stealth lh
158162037 Parking brake
159191120X428 Right rear Cup holder
161164655 Hood bumper
17175260X615 Hood assembly pnt
2176554 Drawbar
20162026 Plate battery
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20917000612 Screw
217179132X428 Fuel console
26STD541437 Locknut hex with insert 3/8-16 unc
278191611 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28174515X615 Grille
29161840 Lens bar
30188572X615 Fender / footrest
31139976 Support bracket
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
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1N/P Transaxle peerless 143.2000-006a (see breakdown)
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
11219091210 Washer
12073900600 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
1410040400 Washer lock hvy helical
14419111016 Washer
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 Lock nut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Shoulder bolt
169165580 Plate . fastener
17126197X Washer
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
20272110614 Bolt carr sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21130564 Knob pistol
22178141 Rod . brake
23171258 Bracket
2473350600 Nut hex jam 3/8-16 unc
245178122 Torque strap
246178121 Torque strap
247181462 Link shift transaxle-143.2000-006-a
25106888X Spring rod
25117060516 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 smgml tap/r
25219131616 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 ga.
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad
28175765 Rod . brake
29124236X Cap parking brake
30169592 Bracket tran
3274760512 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
3372140506 Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
3619211616 Washer
371572H Pin roll
38179114 Pulley idler
3972110622 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 gr. 5
41175556 Keeper belt
47127783 Pulley idler v-groove
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57178138 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117120614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
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
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81178139 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
85150360 Nut
89188309X428 Fender/footrest
9160889 Electric clutch
95178134 Disconnect assembly, rod bypass 1432000-006a
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1159944X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17177883 Shaft
2184706 Axle assembly
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
32171888 Rod tie wire form 19 75 mech
3319111216 Washer
3410040500 Washer lock hlcl spr 5/16
3573540500 Crownlock nut
36155105 Bushing, strg. .742/.747 id
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38159946X428 S insert . cap
3919182411 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
4073540600 Crownlock nut
41159945 Adapter
42163888X428 Boot steering
43121749X Washer
46184946X505 Spindle
56266H Thrust washer
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
73160135X428 Extension steering stealth
812000029 Ring
82169835 Bracket susp. chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Shoulder bolt
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1176636X505 Throttle control
1123645J Bushing
13165291 Muffler gasket
14148456 Drain tube
2191611 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Spark arrestor
3N/P Engine briggs model 31p777-0348-e1 (see breakdown)
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
6210010500 Split washer
7271070512 Screw
7817060620 Screw
8173510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1180598 Seat
10180186 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15121249X Split spacer
16123740X Compression spring
17123976X Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr. 5 zinc
18124238X Spring cap
2180166 Pivot bracket
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
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189088 Decal, replacement hood
12172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
13133644 Decal
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15187408 Decal, reflector, right hand
16164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
18156811 Decal fender stlth operating instructions e/s
2138047 Decal
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
21186331 Decal, hood, side, panel
23189020 Decal engine h/p
26181470 Left Decal, deck leveling
3186242 Decal, hood, right hand
4186243 Decal, hood left hand
5186572 Decal, fender, craftsman white
6146046 Decal
7164096 Decal, dash stlth hyd hm am engine
8179128 Decal deck caution
9192829 Decal, replacement parts
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3106222X Tire f ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9122082X Tire r ts 20 x 10-8 c service
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1179504 Plunger
11139865 Link lift l.h.
12139866 Link lift r.h.
134939M Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
1673350800 Nut hex jam 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Nut lock w/wsh 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
412000002 E-ring
4019112410 Washer
41155098 Scale indicator height
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7175830 Grip
0144334 Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0193002 Manual owner's spanish
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0130794 Mandrel
0193001 Manual owner's english
1182032 Mower housing
10140296 Washer
101136420 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
11317060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117165746 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Lock nut
11919121414 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137645 Shaft assembly mandrel vented
130STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
131STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
13217000612 Screw
134156941 Pin head rivet
135159765 Bracket assembly wheel gauge rear lh
136155986 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
145165888 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
1872140505 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
27130968X428 Shield deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32153535 Pulley mandrel
33178342 Nut toplock flanged
34STD533717 Bolt
36131494 Pulley idler flat
4165460 Sway bracket
4073900600 Nut lock 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 Extension spring
68174883 Belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer lock
91180532 Bracket assembly nose roller lh
92STD541437 Locknut hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
94132264 Roller nose
95180533 Bracket assembly, noseroller rh