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Owner's Manual JCRRFTSMIIN ° J LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.273642 I differently from previously built engines . Before you start the This product has a low emission engine which operates I I 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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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 AssemblyP re - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e34r Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your convenience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . • Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 2
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IMPORTANT : This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throw - ing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - _ WARNING : In order to prevent ac - lutely necessary . Always look down and cidental starting when setting up , trans - behind before and while backing . porting , adjusting or making repairs , • Be aware of the mower discharge direc - always disconnect spark plug wire and tion and do not point it at anyone . Do place wire where it cannot contact spark not operate the mower without either plug . the entire grass catcher or the guard in _ WARNING : Do not coast down a hill in place . neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . • Slow down before turning . _ WARNING : Tow only the attachments • Never leave a running machine unat - that are recommended by and comply with tended . Always turn off blades , set specifications of the manufacturer of your parking brake , stop engine , and remove tractor . Use common sense when towing . keys before dismounting . Operate only at the lowest possible speed • Turn off blades when not mowing . when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , • Stop engine before removing grass while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can catcher or unclogging chute . lose traction with the ground and cause • Mow only in daylight or good artificial _ u to lose control of your tractor . light . WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of its • Do not operate the machine while under constituents , and certain vehicle compo - nents contain or emit chemicals known the influence of alcohol or drugs . to the State of California to cause cancer • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways . and birth defects or other reproductive harm . • Use extra care when loading or un - loading the machine into a trailer or _ WARNING : Battery posts , terminals truck . and related accessories contain lead and • Data indicates that operators , age 60 lead compounds , chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and years and above , are involved in a large percentage of riding mower - related in - birth defects or other reproductive harm . juries . These operators should evaluate Wash hands after handling . their ability to operate the riding mower I . GENERAL OPERATION safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury . • Read , understand , and follow all instruc - tions in the manual and on the machine • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris build - up which can touch before starting . hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do • Only allow responsible adults , who are not allow the mower deck to plow leaves familiar with the instructions , to operate or other debris which can cause build - the machine . up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel • Clear the area of objects such as rocks , spillage before operating or storing the toys , wire , etc . , which could be picked machine . Allow machine to cool before up and thrown by the blade . storage . • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . II . SLOPE OPERATION • Never carry passengers . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - control and tipover accidents , which can result in severe injury or death . All slopes require extra caution . If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . 3
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DO : • Never carry children . They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with • Mow up and down slopes , not across . safe machine operation . • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc . • Never allow children to operate the machine . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Unevenll terrain could overturn the machine . Ta • Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects grass can hide obstacles . that may obscure vision . • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift IV . SERVICE while on the slope . • Use extra care in handling gasoline and • Follow the manufacturer's recommend - other fuels . They are flammable and ations for wheel weights or counter - vapors are explosive . weights to improve stability . - Use only an approved container . • Use extra care with grass catchers or - Never remove gas cap or add fuel other attachments . These can change with the engine running . Allow the stability of the machine . engine to cool before refueling . Do • Keep all movement on the slopes slow not smoke . and gradual Do not make sudden - Never refuel the machine indoors . changes in speed or direction . - Never store the machine or fuel • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If container inside where there is an tires lose traction , disengage the blades open flame , such as a water heater . and proceed slowly straight down the • Never run a machine inside a closed slope . area . DO NOT : • Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradually ment in good condition . downhill , if possible . • Never tamper with safety devices . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , Check their proper operation regularly . or embankments . The mower could • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves in . storing . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced • Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , • Do not try to stabilize the machine by before restarting . putting your foot on the ground . • Never make adjustments or repairs with • Do not use grass catcher on steep the engine running . slopes . • Grass catcher components are subject III . CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or Tragic accidents can occur if the operator allow objects to be thrown . Frequently is not alert to the presence of children . check components and replace with Children are often attracted to the machine manufacturer's recommended parts , and the mowing activity . Never assume when necessary . that children will remain where you last • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . saw them . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and • Keep children out of the mowing areaher use extra caution when servicing them . and under the watchful care of anot • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - responsible adult . just and service as required . • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area . • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . 4
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree • Be sure the area is clear of other people limbs , etc . before mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Unevenll terrain could overturn the machine . Ta • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off . grass can hide obstacles . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear lutely necessary . Always look down and so that you will not have to stop or shift behind before and while backing . while on the slope . • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If • Never carry children . They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with tires lose traction , disengage the blades safe machine operation . and proceed slowly straight down the slope . • Keep children out of the mowing areaher and under the watchful care of anot • If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , shift into reverse and responsible adult . • Be alert and turn machine off if children back down slowly . enter the area . • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , and then , turn slowly and gradually • Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . downhill , if possible . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . 5
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline 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 - SF - SJ ) : 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 : 22830 Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Min . CCA : now and protect yourself from unexpected Case Size : UIR hassle and expense . Here's what's included in the Agreement : Blade Bolt • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs _ 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 t0 % 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 A ( _ 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 ® 6
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ower Leveling Wrench Bubble Level For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet Video Cassette ( 2 ) Keys 7
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory . Review the video cassette before you begin . When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the oper - ating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . AKdnjoubstment 2 . Remove protective materials from trac - 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 U P YOU R 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 . jJ 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 _ kWARNING : 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 usurere sit in seat . tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s the area in front of tractor is clear of other 3 . Slide seat until a comfortable position people and objects . is reached which allows you to press 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps clutch / brake pedal all the way down . 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 ) . 8
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4 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set the Shield parking brake . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . Plate 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has Latch started , move throttle control to idle Hooks position . 8 . Release parking brake . TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever DISCHARGING forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking a safe place . Your mower is now ready for brake and place motion control lever in discharging or installation of optional grass neutral position . catcher accessory . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . NOTE : It is not necessary to change Continue with the instructions that 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 in see the Operation section in this manual . " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results , mower hous - ing should be properly leveled . See " TOrvice LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Se 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 . A ( _ 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 ) . , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped . , / 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 : , / Engine oil is at proper level . , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , reg - ular unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . , / It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See " TONS - START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRA MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I \ 1 REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF LIGHTS OH ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) = = = E 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 is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can result in death , serious injury FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Light Switch Ignition Switch Position Hourmeter Attachment Ammeter _ Clutch Switch Lift Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Attachment Control Lift Lever Clutch / Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or attachment lift lever when changing its discharging ( - ) of battery . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to position . LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor . headlights on and off . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or brake pedal into the brake position . other attachments mounted to your tractor . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for for starting and controlling engine speed . declutching and braking the tractor and FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages starting the engine . transmission for pushing or slowly towing MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the the tractor with the engine off . speed and direction of tractor . HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . 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 or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectac es . J 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 . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release _ ; _ opping trac ! or on grass areas . CAUTION . Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Switch Always operate engine at full throttle . • Operating engine at less than full Throttle / Choke _ . _ f _ out to " Engage " throttle reduces the battery charging rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever . _ < i ; - _ , , Brake , , _ < _ _ otion / 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in Position Control Lever \ neutral ( N ) position . " Disengaged " Parking Brake Push in to 2 . Release parking brake . Position " Engaged " Position " Disengage " 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to STOPPING 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 to slow position . • The average lawn should be cut to ap - NOTE : Failure to move throttle control to proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool slow position to allow engine to idle before season and to over 3 inches during hot months . For healthier and better look - stopping may cause engine to " backfire " . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and ing lawns , mow often and after moder - remove key . Always remove key when ate growth . leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized • For best cutting performance , grass use . over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice . Make the first cut rela - • Never use choke to stop engine . tively high ; the second to desired height . 13
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TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Lift Lever Gauge wheels are properly adjusted High when they are slightly off the ground when Attachment Position mower is at the desired cutting height in Clutch Lever operating position . Gauge wheels then " En ( ' Low keep the deck in proper position to help Position Position prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . NOTE : Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface . 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to de - " Disengaged " Shield Position sired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . TO OPERATE ON HILLS 2 . Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar . _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down 3 . Lower gauge wheels to ground . Raise hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do gauge wheels slightly to align holes not drive across any slope . Use the slope in bracket and gauge wheel bar and guide at the back of this manual . insert clevis pin . Gauge wheels should = Choose the slowest speed before start - be slightly off the ground . ing up or down hills . 4 . Replace retainer spring into clevis pin . = Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . 5 . Be sure all gauge wheels are in the = If slowing is necessary , move throttle same setting . control lever to slower position . IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge = If stopping is absolutely necessary , push wheels if you change the cutting height clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - of the mower deck . tion and engage parking brake . = Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) Retainer position . Spring 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 . = Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting . Clevis Pin = Make all turns slowly . TO TRANSPORT TO OPERATE MOWER When pushing or towing your tractor , be Your tractor is equipped with an operator sure to disengage transmission by placing presence sensing switch . Any attempt freewheel control in freewheeling position . by the operator to leave the seat with the Freewheel control is located at the rear engine running and the attachment clutch drawbar of tractor . engaged will shut off the engine . You must 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - remain fully and centrally positioned in the tion with attachment lift control . seat to prevent the engine from hesitating 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down or cutting off when operating your equip - into the slot and release so it is held in ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . the disengaged position . 1 . Select desired height of cut . = Do not push or tow tractor at more than 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - two ( 2 ) MPH . tachment clutch control . = To re - engage transmission , reverse TO STOP MOWER BLADES - above procedure . disengage attachment clutch control . _ CAUTION : Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . 14
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Transmission Engaged _ 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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WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and 1 . Place tractor safely on level surface above ) with engine off and parking brake set . 2 . Disengage transmission by placing 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle freewheel control in ' " transmission dis - control to the fast position . engaged " position ( See " TO TRANS - • The attachments and ground drive can PORT " in this section of manual ) . now be used . If the engine does not 3 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . accept the load , restart the engine and After the engine is running , move allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . throttle control to slow position . With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and position , slowly disengage clutch / brake below ) pedal . 7 . When engine starts , allow enginen 4 . Move motion control lever to full to run with the throttle control i the forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) choke position until the engine runs seconds . Move lever to full reverse roughly , then move throttle control position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . to fast position . This may require an Repeat this procedure three ( 3 ) times . engine warm - up period from several NOTE : During this step there will be no seconds to several minutes , depending movement of drive wheels . The air is being on the temperature . removed from hydraulic drive system . 5 . Move motion control lever to neutral AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP ( N ) position . Shutoff engine and set Before driving the unit in cold weather , parking brake . the transmission should be warmed up as 6 . Engage transmission by placing follows : freewheel control in ' " transmission 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 2 . Place the motion control lever in engaged " position ( See " TO TRANS - PORT " in this section of manual ) . neutral . Release the parking brake 7 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . and let the clutch / brake slowly return After the engine is running , move to operating position . throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed . 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) warm up . This can be done during position , slowly disengage clutch / brake the engine warm up period . pedal . • The attachments can also be used dur - 8 . Slowly move motion control lever for - ing the engine warm - up period after the ward , after the tractor moves approxi - transmission has been warmed up . mately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move motion NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 control lever to reverse position . After feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the tractor moves approximately five the carburetor fuel mixture may need to ( 5 ) feet return the motion control lever be adjusted for best engine performance . to the neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the procedure with the motion control lever Service and Adjustments section of this three ( 3 ) times . manual . ) Your transmission is now purged and PURGE TRANSMISSION ready for normal operation . _ CAUTION : Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is run - ning . To ensure proper operation and per - formance , it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time . This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the trans - mission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission require removal for service or replace - ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . 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 . f • For best results , adjust the mower ] 1 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 . J Max 1 / 3 00272 • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave • Certain types of grass and grass undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry conditions may require that an area be before mowing . mulched a second time to completely • Always operate engine at full throttle hide the clippings . When doing a sec - 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 weekek selecting a low enough gear to give the to week . Mow north to south one we 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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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and t Interlock Systems a Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades t Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level a Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts v ' Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) U Clean Air Filter G Clean Air Screen Arrester NI Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance = free battery . in high ambient temperatures . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot holt to 35 ft . = lbs , maximum . 2 - Ee _ ice more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . DO not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover Spindle - - - _ Spindle items that have been subjected to operator Zerk Zerk 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 d ) Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your trac - Bearing 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 section of this manual . ! ! • At least once a year you should replace i ii the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , i and check blades and belts for wear . 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 oattractf 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 . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 18
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TRACTOR IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . If bolt needs replacing , replace only with Always observe safety rules when per - approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . forming any maintenance . BRAKE OPERATION Blade Center If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet Edge Up Hole stopping distance at high speed in highest Mandrel gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( aSeend Assembly " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service Adjustments section of this manual ) . / TIRES G _ - Blade Bolt • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires TO SHARPEN BLADE ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - section of this manual ) . ening blade - but if you do , be sure the • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insectber . blade is balanced . control chemicals which can harm rub Care should be taken to keep the cbladeause • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp balanced . An unbalanced blade will objects and other hazards that may excessive vibration and eventual damage cause tire damage . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent to mower and engine . flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant • The blade can be sharpened with a file may be purchased from your local parts or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry to sharpen while on the mower . rot and corrosion . • To check blade balance , you will need a OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone Be sure operator presence and interlock balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , systems are working properly . If your trac - follow the instructions supplied with tor does not function as described , repair balancer . ) the problem immediately . NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing • The engine should not start unless blade . The lobes of the center hole may the brake pedal is fully depressed and appear to be centered , but are not . attachement clutch control is in the • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion disengaged position . of the steel bolt or pin and hold the • When the engine is running , any at - bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If tempt by the operator to leave the seat blade is balanced , it should remain in a without first setting the parking brake horizontal position . If either end of the should shut off the engine . blade moves downward , sharpen the • When the engine is running and the heavy end until the blade is balanced . attachment clutch is engaged , any at - tempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine . • The attachment clutch should never op - Blade erate unless the operator is in the seat . 5 / 8 " Bolt BLADE CARE Center Hole For best results mower blades must be kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BATTERY BLADE REMOVAL Your tractor has a battery charging - system 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - which is sufficient for normal use . How low access to blades . ever , periodic charging of the battery with 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and an automotive charger will extend its life . flat washer securing blade . • Keep battery and terminals clean . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with • Keep battery bolts tight . trailing edge up towards deck as shown . • Keep small vent holes open . IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . center hole in blade must align with star NOTE : The original equipment battery on on mandrel assembly . your tractor is maintenance free . Do not 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer in exact order as attempt to open or remove caps or covers . shown . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . not necessary . Lbs . torque ) . 19
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TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in Corrosion and dirt on the battery and termi - cold weather , they will result in increased nals can cause the battery to " leak " power . oil consumption when used above 32 ° E 1 . Remove terminal guard . Check your engine oil level more frequent - 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first ly to avoid possible engine damage from then RED battery cable and remove running low on oil . battery from tractor . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and eration or at least once a year if the tractor dry . is not used for 50 hours in one year . 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends Check the crankcase oil level before starting with wire brush until bright . the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) hours 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick se - leum jelly . curely each time you check the oil level . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . Determine temperature range expected TRANSAXLE COOLING before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SF - SJ . The transmission fan and cooling fins • Be sure tractor is on level surface . should be kept clean to assure proper • Oil will drain more freely when warm . cooling . • Catch oil in a suitable container . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful sion while engine is running or while the not to allow dirt to enter the engine transmission is hot . To prevent possible when changing oil . damage to seals , do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean . fitting . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - Oil Drain Valve pings and other materials . To prevent damage to seals , do not use com - pressed air or high pressure sprayer to Closed clean cooling fins . and TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID Locked The transaxle was sealed at the factory Position and fluid maintenance is not required fors - the life of the transaxle . Should the tran axle ever leak or require servicing , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . V - BELTS Tube Check V - belts for deterioration and wear 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close ENGINE and lock the drain valve by pushing LUBRICATION inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . Only use high quality detergent oil ratedSe - 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the with API service classification SF - SJ . cap onto the end of the drain valve . lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - to your expected operating temperature . stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished . 20
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ENGINEOIL FILTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN Replacethe engineoil filtereveryseason Air screen must be kept free of dirt and or everyotheroil changeif thetractor isr . chaff to prevent engine damage from used morethan 100hours in one yea overheating . Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stub - AIR FILTER born dried gum fibers . Your engine will not run properly using a ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every Debris may clog the engine's air cool - season . Service paper cartridge every ing system . Remove blower housing and 100 hours of operation or every season , clean area shown to prevent overheating whichever occurs first . and engine damage . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . Clean out chaff and debris Air Screen 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine . 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre - cleaner from base . 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close . MUFFLER IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the Inspect and replace corroded muffler and cartridge . They may cause deterioration of spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not ate a fire hazard and / or damage . use pressurized air to clean cartridge . SPARK PLUG ( S ) Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every _ Handle 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs first . Spark plug type and gap setting " are shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS section of this manual . IN - LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Fuel Base Slots 21
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CLEANING We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . tractor unless the engine and transmis - of all foreign matter . sion are covered to keep water out . Water • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free in engine or transmission will shorten the of all gasoline , oil , etc . useful life of your tractor . Use compressed • Protect painted surfaces with automotive air or a leaf blower to remove grass , type wax . leaves and trash from tractor and mower . [ _ 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 6 . Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs . TO REMOVE MOWER 7 . Raise lift lever to raise dsuspensioner arms . Slide mower out from un trac - Mower will be easier to remove from the tor . right side of tractor . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than 1 . Place attachment clutch switch in " DIS - the mower deck is to be mounted on the ENGAGED " position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to tractor , remove the front links . TO INSTALL MOWER lower mower to its lowest position . 3 . Roll belt off electric clutch pulley . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 4 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear tor shield to right side of tractor . deck brackets by removing retainer 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and springs . secure with retainer springs . Suspension Arm _ Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Anti - Sway _ \ \ Bar Retainer Spring 22
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5 . Connect suspension arms to rear • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - deck brackets and secure with retainer ment on one side of mower only . springs . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis link adjustment nut on that side . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift bracket and secure with retainer spring . 7 . Install belt into electric clutch pulley link adjustment nut on that side . groove . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . - TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING • Recheck measurements after ad Adjust the mower while tractor is parked justing . on level ground or driveway . Make sure Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge dof tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - Mower to Ground Mower to Groun UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , you will not properly adjust your mower . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT WITH BUBBLE LEVEL NOTE : If necessary , check side - to - sideth surface below tractor for levelness wi a Suspension long board and the bubble level . • Using the lift lever , place mower in posi - tion where no part of the mower , includ - ing gauge wheels , is touching the ground . • From left side of tractor , find the level Lift Link decal on top of mower and place bubble ustment level on decal as indicated . Nut • Mower is level side - to - side when bubble FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT is between the two lines in the bubble IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to - level . side . If the following front - to - back adjust - • If adjustment is necessary , under left ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both hand footrest , turn lift link adjustment front links equally so mower will stay nut ( above yellow cap ) in appropriate level side - to - side . direction to bring bubble between the To obtain the best cutting results , the lines in the bubble level . mower housing should be adjusted so • Remove bubble level from mower and that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " store in a safe place . lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position . Bubble Between Bubble Level Check adjustment on right side of tractor . Lines Measure distance " D " directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown . Decal • Before making any necessary adjust - ments , check that both front links are equal in length . Left Hand • If links are not equal in length , adjust Footrest Pedal one link to same length as other link . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " DO _ . . . . . on both front links an equal number of turns . y _ Lift Link • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Adjustment lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " Nut against trunnion on both front links . ALTERNATE SIDE - TO - SIDE • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " ADJUSTMENT METHOD from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal num - • Raise mower to its highest position . ber of turns . The two front links must • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , remain equal in length . measure height from bottom edge of When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower mower to ground . Distance " A " on bothr at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against sides of mower should be the same o trunnion on both front links . within 1 / 4 " of each other . Recheck side - to - side adjustment . 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 ! _ O _ stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN brake must be checked and adjusted . LENGTH 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 dis - engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - NL trol 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 " TOof against nut " A " . REMOVE MOWER " in this section 4 . Engage transmission by splacingion manual ) . freewheel control in ' " transmis 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 neces - and idler pulleys sary . Replace brake pads or contact a 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves Sears 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 ) . " _ t " A " Mandrel Pulley Idler , , _ Jam Nut Mandrel Do not touch this nut . If further brake Pulley adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 24
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TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a The motion control lever has been preset belt installation guide decal on bottom side at the factory and adjustment should not 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 and over deck height to the lowest position . cooling fan blades . After above adjustment is made , if the 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper tractor still creeps forward or abackwardl and pull belt away from tractor . while motion control lever is in neutr BELT INSTALLATION - position , follow these steps : 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 1 . Carefully work new belt down around 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to transmission cooling fan and onto the 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to input pulley . creep . 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . belt around electric clutch and onto 4 . Start engine and test . 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above engine pulley . steps until satisfied . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler . Neutral Motion Control Lever 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut Lock Gate securely . 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . 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 ) . i Adjustment Bolt Electric _ _ 1 ^ 1 t h Clutch _ _ L , u c TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / II Locator REPLACEMENT Clutching - - _ Should your transmission require removal for Idler _ service or replacement , it should be purged Stationary - - _ L I _ I I _ J after reinstallation and before operating thein Idler Jl _ tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " the Operation section of this manual . CentSeparn _ J II \ Keeper j ' _ i _ = i _ p II Clutch _ . _ ' _ II Wire Transmission _ I _ " _ Harness 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 battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are 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 hasor away from fuel tank and battery . occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in 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 O2614 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 , 4 _ 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 Cover _ . _ first to prevent sparking from accidental Square Key _ J 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 _ 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 authorized engine manufacturer's service ( Red ) Cable Terminal outlet . Guard Negative TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE 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 " Throttle 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at Screw Cable 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 mixtureoun - factory and adjustment should not be nec - valve full travel clockwise then c 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 / Lever Idle Speed . . . . Screw _ _ 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 A ( _ 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 ignitionswitch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION LOSS of power 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 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and to run when connections . If not corrected , presence control system . contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attach ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 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 to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set when turning at " SLOW " position for 30 " SLOW " position and eallowfore to idle for 30 seconds b engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping engine . stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 SCHEMATIC 8LACK BATTERY i FUSE AMMETER STARTER ( OPTIONAL ) I BLACK C G _ WHITE J ELECTRIC CLUTCH I cLUTCH / BRAKE I ( PEDAL UP ) RED _ DIODE SEAT SWITCH D ( NOT OCCUPIED ) PTO ( D _ SENGAGED ) j 8LACK GROUNDING CONNECTOR © PTO SWITCH REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS POSITION CIRCUIT OFF C + G , B + H HEADLIGHTS ON C + F , 8 + E , A + D O NON - REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS GFC IGNITION SWITCH WIRING INSULATED CLIPS POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR OFF _ 4 + G + AI NONE SERVICING OF UNIT , THEYTO ) N + LIGHTS B + A1 L + A2 SHOULD BE REPLACED ON £ + A1 NONE DA PROPERLY SECURE YOUR START _ + B + A " NONE WIRING . 02781 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 ELECTRICAL 22 / I I I I i I i I I i 41 40 26 I I I I \ 25 I I I I I \ I 16 1 F / / _ \ / / / \ I \ / I 89 46 29 I 11 / I I I I I I 12 \ 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 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 1 / 4 - 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 Light Bulb 24 8860R Cable , Starter 25 146148 Cable , Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Uric 28 145491 Cable , Ground 29 121305X Switch , Seat 30 175566 Switch , Ignition 33 140403 Key , Molded 40 188031 Harness , Ignitionx 41 71110408 Bolt BIk Fin He 1 / 4 - 20Uncx1 / 2 42 131563 Cover , Terminal 43 178861 Solenoid 45 122822X Ammeter 46 169635 Hourmeter 50 174652 Switch , PTO 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18xl / 2 79 175242 Socket Asm bulb Twistlock 89 169639 Bracket Snap4n NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 90 278 31 209 " _ 54 50 209 _ 59 11 209 j209 _ 278 60 _ 145 37 > 209 209 74 38 209 2136 chassis _ steal h . stlt 21 209 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 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 , Barootrest 30 188572X615 Fender / F 31 139976 Bracket , Fender / Support 37 17490508 Screw , ThdroL 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYT 38 175710 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 54 161464 Screw 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 unc 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 179950X428 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 FuelWindow 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 917.273642 GROUND DRIVE 202 150 48 151 51 32 62 36 52 _ 37 36 35 52 53 3O 55 16 29 _ 16 \ _ 199 2O0 71 263 73 drive - hydro . stlt 59 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 - - - Transaxle , HydroGear , Model 62 123533X Cover , Pedal Number 314 - 0510 ( See Break 63 174607 Pulley , Engine Washer down ) 65 10040700 8 165866 Rod Shift Fend . 66 154778 Keeper Belt EngineHi - 9 180505 Clutch Electric 69 142432 Screw Hew Wsh Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 10 76020416 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 71 169183 Strap Torque LH 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy 1 / 4 73 169182 Strap Torque RH Spacer , Axle 15 74490544 Bolt Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 74 41370579X 16 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 75 1217 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 17 126197X Washer 76 12000001 E - Ring 1 - 1 / 20D x 15 / 32 ID x . 250 77 123583X Key , 2Square5 / 19 73800600 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 uric 78 121748X Washer 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 20 173937 Bolt Hex 81 165596 Shaft Assy . Cross Taper 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 x Gr . 5 - 1.5 Thr . 82 165711 Spring Torsion2 21 130564 Knob 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 3 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 22 169498 Rod , Brake 84 169594 Link Transaxle 23 190736 Bracket Anti - Rotation 89 188309X428 Console , Shift 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 uric 95 170201 Rod Bypass 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 96 4497H Retainer Spring 1 " Zinc / Cada . 26 19131316 Washer 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 G 27 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD . 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 uric16 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x Ga . 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 144 19111016 29 124236X Knob Brake Parking 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 32 74760512 BoltHexHd 5 / 16 - 18uncx3 / 4 156 166002 Washer 5 / 16 ID x 1.0 x . 125 Bracket Shift Mount 33 72140506 bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 3 / 4 158 165589 Hub Shift 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 159 183900 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 161 0721404060 36 19211616 Washer 162 736804 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr . 5 37 1572H Pin , Roll 163 74780416 Bracket Pivot Lever 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 165 0165623510 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 166 1749 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler Flat 168 165492 Plate Fastener Cross Shf . 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 169 11655803 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl 197 1696 Nyliner Snap - in 5 / 8 ID 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " 50 72110612 Bolt 199 169612 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 51 73680600 Nut Crewnlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 200 72140508 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 1 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 52 73680500 Nut , Crewnleck 5 / 16 - 18 unc 202 72110614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 53 105710X Link , Clutch 254 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 75 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 263 17000612 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 57 140294 V - Belt , Ground Drive NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span5 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 87 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 STEERING ASSEMBLY , j I 88 67 68 67 J 29 6 13 / _ 87 32 _ 5 68 43 \ \ 4O / 33 / / I 34 / 15 / \ 35 steering steatth . prem 3 40
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 STEERINGASSEMBLY 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 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 175121 Link Drag 11 STD551137 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3 / 8 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 17 177883 Shaft Asm . Steering 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 32 171888 Red Tie 33 19111216 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 34 10040500 Washer Lock HIcl Spr 5 / 16nf 35 73540500 Crowniock Nut 5 / 16 - 24 u 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 159946X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh 39 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 1 - 1 / 20D 11Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot Steering 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 1 1 / 4x16Ga . 46 184946X505 Cap Spindle 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Belt , 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 Steeringrden 95 188967 Washer Ha . 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 917.273642 ENGINE 13 38 32 d 31 - 33 29 23 / \ OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine * bs . lcyL51 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 176636X505 Control Throttle 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 2 171875 Screw Hwhd Hi - Lo # 13 - 16 x 3 / 4 41 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 3 Engine , Briggs Model 31P777 - 45 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 0348 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 4 137352 Muffler Asm Twin Lo - Tone 72 183906 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 13 165291 Muffler Gasket 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 14 148456 Tube Drain oil 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 23 169837 Shield Heat 112 3645J Bushing 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 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 37 8543R Line Fuel 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 \ \ \ / - / - / - 9 9 14 6 I 22 I i f I J I 21 / J I / I I 24 I I I . / \ \ \ \ \ \ i I ! 5 I I _ 25 \ \ " 11 I J4 _ 17 12 seat ILknob 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 13 121248X 1 180598 Seat Bushing Snap Bik Nyl 50 ld 2 180166 Bracket Pivot Seat 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 15 121249X 3 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Spacer Split 28x . 88 Zinc 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga 16 123740X Spring Cprsn Plate 1.310 Ga 17 123976X 5 145006 Clip Push - In Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / Ins . 3 / 8 - 16 unc 18 124238X Cap Spring Seat / 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 16 - 18 unc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn1 - 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 22 STD541431 Nut Hex LockW / tns 5 / 16 - 18 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 10 180186 Pan Seat 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj . Wingnut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 121246X Bracket Mounting Switch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 DECALS 11 7 16 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 20 115 _ 12 - - 1 / \ 14 - - 8 26 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 187407 Reflector , LH 14 160396 Decal , V - Belt , Schematic 2 138047 Decal , Battery , Diehard , Sears 15 187408 Decal , Reflector , RH 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 189081 Decal , Replacement Hood - - 184310X428 Pad , Footrest , ST / LT , LH 10 156439 Decal , Fender , Danger - - 184311X428 Pad , Footrest , ST / LT , RH 11 189088 Decal , Panel , Dash - - 166960 Decal By - Pass 12 172331 Decal , Mower , Heaw - Duty - - 192370 Manual , Owner's , English 13 133644 Decal , Replacement Parts - - 192371 Manual , Owner's , Spanish KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 2 _ 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 wheeL1 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 LIFT ASSEMBLY 41 / j i I I I II Ii iI iI k iI , i III I II i IIII 37 38 4O 36 4 13 6 6 5 2 4 13 19 13 - _ I 171,8 2 _ 19 20 lift - rh . 1piece 24 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 179504 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 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 3Lift / 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 8 - 24 6 120183X Bearing , Nylon 36 155097 Pointer Height Indicator 7 175830 Grip , Handle , Fluted 37 123935X Plug 5Hole / 11 139865 38 17060516 Screw 16 - 18 x 1 Link , Lift , L . H . 12 139866 40 19112410 Washer11 / 32 x1 - 1 / 2 x10 Ga . Link , Lift , R . H . 13 4939M Retainer Spring 41 155098 Indicator Height stir 15 173288 Link Front Sus . 16 73350800 Nut Hex Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 17 175689 1 inch = 25.4 mm Trunnion Front Susp . 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 MOWER DECK 140 - , , 134 _ 21 117 1 ' 116 21 34 23 24 , 138 25 I " - . \ I 28 " \ . 27 29 2 92 _ _ 92 4 149 6 F 19 21 42 D . elec . t - pat h , adjwLstlt3 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION V - Belt 1 182032 Mower Housing 68 174883 2 STD533107 Bolt 92 STD541437 Locknut , Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 101 136420 Cover Mulching 42 " Black Front 102 71081010 Screw Truss Hd Phil10 - 24 x 5 / 8 Washer # 10 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " 103 19061216 Washer Lock 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 104 STD551110 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 105 160793 Latch Asm Bagger 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 106 2029J Nut Weld Screw 5 / 16 - 18 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 113 17060512 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 116 4898H Bolt , Shoulder ( The following blades are 117 165746 Wheel , Gauge available ) 118 73930600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 81 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / x 14 Ga . 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching STD 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( For mulching mowers only ) 129 19131312 - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1Gr . 5 ( For better wear when mulching ) 131 STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1 Pin Head Rivet - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 134 156941 ( For bagging or discharge ) 135 159765 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Rear LH 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented ( Incl . Key Number 6 ) 136 155986 Bar Adj . Gauge Wheel 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 138 159763 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Rear RH 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 16 174493 Stripper , Mower Deck 139 159767 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge Front RH 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 140 159768 Bracket Asm . Wheel Gauge 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex Front LH Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 21 STD541431 Nut , Crewnlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 143 157109 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 146 171977 Bolt Carraige Idler 26 110452X Nut , Push 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow GZinca . 28 19111016 Washer11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x16 Ga . 150 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Cable Clutch 42 " 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 152 169676 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd 158 17720408 31 187690 Washer , Spacer 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 Washer 3 / 8 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 184 19131410 Head Asm Cable Clutch 33 178342 Nut , Teplock , Flanged 185 91882344 34 STD533717 Bolt - - 1307 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat housing , shaft and shaft hardware 37 19131316 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . only - pulley not included ) 40 73900600 Nut , Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc - - 181542 Replacement Mower , Complete 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , LH . ( Std . Deck - Order separately 45 STD624003 Retainer mulch cover , gauge wheels and 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 nose roller components key nos . 54 178515 Washer , Hardened 101 - 106 , 5 , 116 - 119 , 134 , 136 55 155046 Arm , Idler and 91 , 94 , 95 , 132 , 182 , 183 ) . 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 59 141043 Guard , Tuv Idler ( 94 ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 61 174882 Spring Ext Elect Clutch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 67 149846 Knob Custom Oval 47
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X / 126 0 63 rn - 128 - 4 12 S ! | o _ " 88 _ 0 ( 3O 81 77 79 73 19 17 2 \ 16 124 - a . ' M 32 " 4 351 _ 64 125 93 \ 48 107 59 \ 62 60 63 58
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314 - 0510 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170351 Main Housing , Assembly 59 170408 Rotor , Brake 2 170352 Side Housing , Assembly 60 142883 Brake Puck 3 170353 Center Section , Assembly 61 142881 Puck Plate 4 170354 Swashplate , Trunion Machined 62 142887 Brake Actuating Pin 5 169898 Block - Assembly 63 170410 Hfhcs 1 / 4 - 20x2 W / Patch , 6 170355 Sealant 10.50z SpeciaIFlange 7 170356 Hex Flange Screw 1 / 4 - 20 X 1.25 64 142892 Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 X 1 W / Patch 8 170357 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Hex Double End 65 170411 Spacer 9 170358 Shaft , Input 66 189386 Spring , Brake Arm Bias 10 170359 Ring - Retaining 67 170413 Sq . Hd . Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 - Ribbed 11 170360 Spacer 68 170414 Arm , Brake 12 169870 Ring - Retaining 69 170415 Slotted Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 13 170361 Seal , Lip . 67 X 1.58 X . 276 70 170416 Cotter Pin 3 / 32 X 3 / 4 14 169869 Ball Brg 17mm ld X 40mm Od X 71 170417 Compression Spring Brake Anti - 12mm Drag 16 170362 Hex Flange Head Screw 5 / 16 - 72 170418 Washer , Ht . 5 I . D . X 10 . D . X . D032 24X0.75 73 142884 Flat - Washer 11 / 32 I . D . X 7 / 80 . 17 170363 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 74 170419 Oil Seal . 625 X 1.0 X . 25 18 170364 Arm , Control 75 170420 Check Plug Assembly , 19 150771 Bearing , 30x52x13 Thrust . 027 , Washer 23 170365 Check Plug Assembly , Washer 76 170421 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Friction Pack 24 170366 Shaft , Motor 77 170422 Puck , . 330 X 1.50 X . 0975 27 170367 Gear - Pinion , 13t 78 142969 Spring , Helical Comp 28 170368 10t / 48t Gear 79 142980 Spacer 29 170369 Gear , 10t Jackshaft 80 150778 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24Unjf ( Nylon 30 170370 60t Bull Gear Insert ) 31 170371 Sleeve Bearing . 75 X 1.575 X 81 170423 Wedge , Friction Pack . 625 82 170424 Clip , Washer . 316xl . 50x . 1046 32 170389 SleeveBearing ( Out board ) ( Plated ) . 75x1.750x . 625 83 161162 Pin , Standard Headless 33 142991 Washer , 3 / 4 ld X 1 - 1 / 20d X . 13 84 170425 Fitting , 5 / 16 Sae 5 / 32 Tube Thk 85 170426 Hose , Expansion Tank 34 170390 Lip Seal Axle Seal 86 170427 Expansion Tank 35 170391 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 11.39 ( Key , 87 170424 Cap - Poppet Valve R . H . ) 88 170429 Bolt , Self Tapping 10 - 32 X 1 / 2 36 170392 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 16.99 ( Key , L . H . ) 90 170430 Puck , Inner Wedge 37 150792 Miter Gear ( Splined ) 93 170431 Spring Clip - Housing Thrust 38 150793 Miter Gear 15t ( 0.5 ld ) 107 170432 Deflector 39 150809 Shaft 108 170433 Washer , Motor Shaft 40 170393 Ring , Spiral Retaining . 71idx1.15odx . 030thk 41 170394 Pin , Jackshaft 109 170434 Plug , Sae # 6 42 170395 Magnet , Ring 111 170435 O - Ring . 07 X . 301 I . D . 43 170396 Spring , Bypass 112 170436 Shield , Vent 44 150797 Hydro Mtg Screw 3 / 8 - 24 X 2.5 113 170437 Bracket , Support Expansion Tank Long 116 170438 Silicon Sponge 45 170397 Filter 119 170439 Fan , 7 In . 46 170398 Base , Filter 120 170440 Pulley 47 170999 Actuator , Bypass 121 170441 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 20 ( Nylon 48 170400 Rod , Bypass Actuator Insert ) 49 170401 Arm , Bypass 122 170442 Washer , Belleville 50 170202 Retaining Ring . 250 External 123 170443 Belt Keeper 51 170403 Seal , Lip . 741 X . 250 X . 250 Tc 124 170444 Center Section - Filter - Bypass 52 170404 Flat Washer , 5 / 8 ld X 1.00d X Assembly . 05 Thk 125 170445 Filter Assembly 53 170405 Retaining Ring 126 170446 Fan - Pulley Service Assembly 54 170406 Bearing , Center Block 127 170447 Seal - O - Ring Kit 55 142977 Spring - Helical Compression 900 166768 Transaxle Complete 56 142978 Washer 57 150798 20w - 50 Oil NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 58 170407 Brake Yoke 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 d . / 1 434 _ 9 _ t5 _ I _ _ 25 27 t2641 _ 146 = I I t2oO 24 _ 22 lo _ 74t 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 868 12 943 O _ 1270 T / 757 759 _ 20 @ o , 70 5t _ 5o _ 524 _ 842 O 1027 I _ O _ EL _ , T II 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 200 NN I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ] [ t029 REPLACEMENT ENGINE J [ 48 SHORT BLOCK ] 7506 305A 35 _ 643 74 1070 729 801 697 _ ' 1005 729A _ 5 _ ' _ q _ " _ lo _ 4 _ 8O3 _ 310 _ 526 _ 501 / 802 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 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 Q Jet - Main ( Standard ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 7 699168 ° + Gasket - Cylinder Head 125 698445 Carburetor 9 697109 ° Gasket - Breather 127 695005 Plug - Welch t I 6971 t 3 Tube - Breather 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 12 6971 t0 ° Gasket - Crankcase 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft t 3 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 133 494381 Float - Carburetor t5 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 137 281165 Q _ Gasket - Float Bowl 16 697127 Crankshaft 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) Choke ) 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CoverSump ) 14tA 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A 23 693556 Flywheel Matic ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 142 697140 Q Nozzle - Carburetor 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 146 691639 Key - Timing 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 186 698174 Connector - Hose Oversize ) 187 697098 Line - Fuel 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 187A 698417 Line - Fuel 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 28 697099 Pin - Piston 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 209 692208 Spring - Governor 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " 216 691840 Link - Choke Undersize ) 222 694042 Bracket - Control 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 232 691842 Spring - Governor 34 695761 Valve - Intake 238 691843 Cap - Valve 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 240 691035 Filter - Fuel 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 42 691752 Keeper - Valve 276 692255 Q $ Washer - Sealing 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 304 699829 Housing - Blower 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 46 698492 Camshaft 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 48 697762 Short Block 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 51 692137 . Q $ + Gasket - Intake 309 693551 Motor - Starter 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 31 t 497608 Brush Set 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 333 492341 Armature - Magneto 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 337 691043 Plug - Spark 89 690283 Plug - Oil 356 697089 Wire - Stop 93 690602 Q Bushing - Throttle Shaft 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 t 04 690525 Q Pin - Float Hinge Q Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 105 231855 Q Valve - Float Needle 121 t 06 691780 Q Seat - Inlet $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 lO95 VALVE GASKET SET 238 35 t022 6170 t029 385 < _ 127 O 1266A @ 1266 0 276 @ , i 947 _ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT J 1127 _ _ 04 / 554A _ 957 @ 9t8 t05 @ 137 0 276 @ 1266 0 / 9s _ 977 CARBLIRETOR GASKET SET ] [ 9 _ t8J _ 95 _ o58 _ 6 _ 11 , _ 14 _ 61,0,205ACbJ 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 868 690968 . + Seal - Valve 385 694476 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 385A 690297 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 918 697091 Line - Vacuum 387 697090 Pump - Fuel 943 690589 ° SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 947 694393 Solenoid - Fuel 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump 445 697153 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 967 697015 Filter - Pre Cleaner 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 968 699848 Cover - Air Cleaner 474 696459 Alternator 975 495933 Bowl - Float 501 691188 Regulator 977 690192 Gasket Set - Carburetor 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 Q Seal - Throttle Shaft 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 1005 699043 Fan - Flywheel 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1019 697143 Kit - Label 523 697086 Dipstick 1022 272475 . + Gasket - Rocker Cover 524 691032 • Seal - Dipstick Tube 1023 692492 Cover - Rocker Arm 525 697085 Tube - Dipstick 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 526 697088 Screw ( Regulator ) 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 544 692034 Starter - Armature - - 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1027 696854 Filter - Oil 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Arm - Rocker 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 Guide - Push Rod 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Shaft - Pump 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 Label - Emission 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1040 699852 Plate - Trim 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1044 698139 Screw ( Flywheel ) 617 692138 Q ° SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining 634 690801 Q Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1058 275038 Owner's Manual Choke ) 1059 698516 Kit - Screw / Washer 634A 690802 Q Spring / Seal Assembly ( Choke A 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Pan ) Matic ) 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1095 690190 Gasket Set - Valve 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage 1127 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) Cover ) 1263 697124 Reed - Breather 691 692407 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1266 691917 ° ( _ SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266A 697123 Q 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 Q Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 121 789 698329 Harness - Wiring $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 977 801 691283 Cap - Drive + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 802 691286 Cap - End 803 693757 Housing - Starter NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 1 inch = 25.4 mm 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( 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 u _ u _ down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ k ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees . Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes . 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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25146148 Cable
26STD391020 Fuse
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30163968 Switch, ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40188031 Harness
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter
46169642 Hourmeter
50174651 Switch, pto
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
89169639 Snap bracket
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
11167203 Left Panel, dash, left hand
13188702X010 Panel, dash, right hand
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
154161897 Bracket dash right hand
155161900 Bracket dash stealth lh
158162037 Parking brake
159179950X428 Cup holder
161164655 Hood bumper
17175260X615 Hood assembly pnt
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20162026 Plate battery
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20917000612 Screw
217179132X428 Fuel console
26STD541437 Locknut, hex, with insert 3/8-16 unc
278416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28174515X615 Grille
29182875 Lens, bar
30188572X615 Fender / footrest
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
54161464 Screw, spiderloc hex hd #8 x 7/8
58175351 Duct heat hood
59187495 Bushing 1.375 od
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64174997 Dash lower
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9161566X428 Dash
90124346X Nut
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1N/P Transaxle, hydro gear, model number 314-0510 (s...
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1
11219091210 Washer
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16 unc
14STD551125 Washer lock hvy 1/4
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 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
17126197X Washer
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
199169612 Bolt shoulder
20173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
200STD533110 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
202STD533717 Bolt carr sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21130564 Knob pistol
22169498 Hg rod brake
23190736 Bracket, anti-rotation
24STD541237 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16 unc
25106888X Spring rod
25417000616 Head bolt
26STD551037 Washer
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad.
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Knob brake parking
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
33STD533107 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Pin, roll
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD533727 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 gr. 5
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
5173690600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57140294 Belt
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
62123533X Cover pedal
63174607 Engine pulley
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
69142432 Screw
71169183 Strap, torque, lh hydro
73169182 Strap, torque, rh hydro
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
81165596 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169594 Transmission link
89188309X428 Fender/footrest
9180505 Clutch electric
95170201 Lever bypass
96STD624003 Retainer spring 1" zinc/cad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1159944X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17177883 Shaft assembly, steeriing
2193542 Axle assembly
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
32171888 Rod tie wire form 19 75 mech
3319111216 Washer
34STD551131 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
42163888 Boot steering
43121749X Washer
46184946X505 Spindle
56266H Thrust bearing use 1 or 2 as required
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
73160135 Extension steering stealth
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1176636X505 Control throttle
1123645J Bushing
13272293 Muffler gasket
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
2189747 Screw hwhd hi-lo #13-16 x 3/4
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine, briggs model 31p777-0348-e1 (see breakd...
31179022 Tank fuel 4.0 rear
32179124X428 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
41139277 Stem
4517000612 Screw
72183906 Screw . socket
7817060620 Screw
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1188706 Seat
10195696 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15121249X Spacer, split, large .28 id. x .88
16123740X Compression spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg r. 5 zinc
18124238X Spring cap
2180166 Bracket . pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
3STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 146 ga.
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189088 Decal, replacement hood
12172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
13133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
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, battery, dirhard, sears
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, v-belt, drive, schematic
7164096 Decal, dash stlth hyd hm am engine
8STD561820 Decal, deck, caution
9192830 Decal, replacement hood
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire f ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9125833X Tire r ts 20 x 10-8 c service
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1179504 Plunger
11151141 Link, lift, l.h.
12151140 Link, lift, r.h.
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
16STD541250 Nut hex jam 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 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
4STD581062 E-ring
4019112410 Washer
41155098 Scale indicator height
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7175830 Grip
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
0192370 Manual, owner's, english
0192371 Manual, owner's, spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1185770 Mower housing
10140296 Washer
101198383 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
11317060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117165746 Gauge wheel
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137646 Shaft assembly, mandrel, vented (incl. key numb...
130STD523710 Bolt, fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
131STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
13217000612 Screw
134156941X008 Pin head rivet
135532159765 Bracket assembly wheel gauge rear lh
136155986X431 Bar adj. gauge wheel
138159763 Bracket
139159767 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front rh
14128774 Housing
140159768 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front - lh
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145173437 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091210 Washer
152175067 Cable clutch 42"
15817720408 Screw
159STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
16174493 Stripper
18STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
182179126 Rod roller nose
183163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
18419131410 Washer
185188234 Head assembly, cable clutch
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt
20159770 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
23177563 Bracket, deflector, mower 42"
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968 Shield, deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32173436 Pulley, mandrel
33400234 Nut, toplock, flanged
34STD533717 Bolt
36173438 Pulley, idler, flat
37STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 ga.
4165460 Sway bracket
40409148 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 Spring ext elect clutch 42" deck
67149846 Knob, deluxe 1/2-13
68174883 V-belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
91180532 Bracket assembly nose roller lh
92STD541437 Locknut, hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
94532132264 Roller nose
95180533 Bracket assembly, noseroller rh
1170351 Housing
10170359 Ring retainer
107170432 Deflector
108170433 Washer, motor shaft .71 id x 1.15 od x .030 thk
109142914 Plug, sae #6
11170360 Spacer
111170435 O-ring .07 x .301 i.d.
112173165 Shield, vent
113170437 Support bracket
116173165 Silicon sponge
119170439 Transaxle fan
12169870 Ring , retainer
120170440 Pulley, 3.68
121170441 Hex lock nut
122170442 Belleville washer
123170443 Belt keeper
124170444 Kit, center section filter bypass center sectio...
125173098 Filter assembly
126170446 Fan pulleys
127170447 Kit, sel - lip seal .67 x 1.58 x .276; lip seal...
13170361 Seal, lip, .67 x 1.58 x .276
14169869 Ball bearing
16170362 Hex flange head screw 5/16-24 x 0.75
17170363 Seal, lip 18 x 32 x 7
18170364 Control arm
19150771 Brg, thrust ball 30 x 52 x 13
2170352 Housing
23170365 Check plug assembly, washer
24170366 Shaft, motor
27170367 Pinion gear
28170368 Gear 1 ot / 48t
29170369 Gear, 1 ot jackshaft
3170353 Kit, center section center section, machined bu...
30170370 60t bull gear
31170371 Sleeve bearing .75 x 1.575 x .625
32170389 Sleeve bearing
33142991 Washer, 3/4 id x 1-1/2 od x .13 thk
34170390 Lip seal, axle shaft
35170391 Axle shaft
36170392 Axle
37198309 Miter gear (splined)
38198309 Miter gear 15t (0.5 id)
39150809 Shaft
4170354 Swashplate, trunnion machined
40170393 Spiral ring
41170394 Jackshaft pin
42190395 Magnet, ring
43170396 Spring , bypass
44150797 Hydro mtg screw 3/8-24 x 2.5 long
45170398 Filter
46170398 Base , filter
47170999 Actuator, bypass
48170400 Rod, bypass actuator
49170401 Arm, bypass
5169898 Kit, cylinder block (10cc); 10cc cylinder block...
50170402 Retaining ring .250 external
51170403 Seal, lip, .741 x .250 x .250 tc
52170404 Flat washer
53170405 Retaining ring
54170406 Bearing, center block
55142977 Spring
56142978 Washer
57150798 20w-50 oil
58170407 Brake yoke
59170408 Rotor, brake
6170355 Sealant 10.5 oz.
60142883 Brake
61142882 Puck
62142887 Brake
63170410 Hex cap screw
64142892 Bolt
65161174 Spacer
66170412 Spring , brake arm bias
67170413 Square head bolt 5/16-24-ribbed
68186352 Arm, brake
69144607 Slotted hex nut 5/16-24
7170356 Screw
70144608 Cotter pin 3/32 x 3/4
71161181 Compression spring brake anti-drag
72142974 Washer, ht .5 i.d. x 1 o.d. x .032
73142884 Washer
74142909 Oil seal .625 x 1.0 x .25
75170420 Assembly, check plug w/washer, 027
76161134 Stud, 5/16-24 friction pack
77170422 Puck, .330 x 1.50 x .0975
78142969 Spring
79142980 Spacer
8170357 Stud, 5/16-24 hex double end
80150778 Hex lock nut 5/16-24 unjf (nylon insert)
81170423 Wedge, friction pack
82170424 Clip washer
83161162 Pin, standard headless
84170425 Fitting, 5/16 sae 5/32 tube
85170426 Expansion hose
86173165 Expansion tank
87170424 Clip washer
88161175 Bolt, self tapping 10-32 x 1/2
9170358 Input shaft
90170430 Puck, inner wedge
93170431 Spring clip