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Owner's Manual CRI FTSMIIN ° T 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No . 917.2738t2 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the i ] _ his product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow alJ 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Assembly / Pre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : o Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups o Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . o Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . o Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . o Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . o Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . o Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equip - ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME @ . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179
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IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsandfeet and throw - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafetyinstructionscould resultin serious injuryor death . Be awareof the mowerdischargedirec - _ IWARNING : In order to preventac - ° tion and do not point it at anyone . Doerd cidentatstartingwhen settingup , trans - notoperatethe mowerwithout ueithar porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , the entiregrasscatcheror the g in alwaysdisconnectsparkplugwire pandark place . placewire where it cannot contacts Slowdown beforeturning . plug . Neverleavea runningmachineunat - _ I _ WARNING : Do notcoastdown a hill inor . tended . Alwaysturn off blades , set neutral , you may losecontrol of the tract parkingbrake , stopengine , and remove _ IWARNING : Towonly the attachments keysbeforedismounting . that are recommendedby and complywith oo Turnoff bladeswhen not mowing . specificationsof the manufacturerof gyour . Stopengine beforeremovinggrass tractor . Usecommonsensewhen towinpeed catcheror uncloggingchute . Operateonly at the lowestpossibles o Mowonly in daylightor good artificial when on a slope . Tooheavyof a load , light . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tirescan o Donot operatethe machinewhile under losetractionwiththe groundand cause the influenceof alcoholor drugs . you to lose controlof yourtractor , o Watchfor trafficwhen operatingnearor crossingroadways . _ IWARNmNG : Engineexhaust , msomeof - Useextracarewhen loadingor un - its constituents , and certainvehicleco ° loadingthe machineinto a traileror ponentscontainor emitchemicalsknown truck . to the State of Californiato causecancer Dataindicatesthat operators , age l60arge and birthdefectsor other reproductive ° harm . yearsand above , are ainvolvedinatedin - percentageof ridingmower - drelevaluaternd _ : _ IWARNING : Batteryposts , terminals juries . iTheseoperatorsshoulngmowea and relatedaccessoriescontain leadand their abilityto operatethe ridemselves leadcompounds , chemicalsknownto the safelyenoughto protectthy . Stateof Californiato cause cancerand othersfrom seriousinjurrass , birthdefectsor other reproductiveharm . Keepmachinefree of g hleavesor Wash hands after handling . other debrisbuild - upwhich cantouc hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do L GENERAL OPERATION not allow the mower deck to plow leaves o Read , understand , and followall instruc - or other debris which can cause build - tions inthe manualand on the machine up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel beforestarting . spillage before operating or storing the o Only allowresponsibleadults , who areate machine . Allow machine to cool before familiarwith the instructions , to oper storage . the machine . o Clearthe areaof objectssuch as rocks , H . SLOPE OPERATmON toys , wire , etc . , which couldbe picked up and thrownby the blade . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - o Be surethe area is clear of other npeoplee of - control and tipover accidents , which can before mowing . Stop machineif anyo result in severe injury or death . All slopes entersthe area . require extra caution . If you cannot back o Nevercarry passengers . up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . o Do not mow in reverseunlessabso - lutely necessary . Always lookdown and behind beforeandwhile backing .
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DO : o Never carry children . They may fall off o Mow up and downslopes , notacross . and be seriously injured or interfere with o Removeobstaclessuch as rocks , tree safe machine operation . limbs , etc . o Never allow children to operate the o Watchfor holes , ruts , or bumps . Un - machine . eventerrain couldoverturnthe machine . o Use extra care when approaching blind Taft grass can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects o Use slow speed . Choose a low gear that may obscure vision . so that you will not have to stop or shift inV . SERVmCE while on the slope . o Follow the manufacturer's recommend - o Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . They are flammable and ations for wheel weights or counter - vapors are explosive . weights to improve stability . - Use only an approved container . o Use extra care with grass catchers or - Never remove gas cap or add fuel other attachments . These can change with the engine running . Allow the stability of the machine . engine to cool before refueling . Do o Keep all movement on the slopes slow not smoke . and gradual Do not make sudden - Never refuel the machine indoors . changes in speed or direction . - Never store the machine or fuel o Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If container inside where there is an tires lose traction , disengage the blades open flame , such as a water heater . and proceed slowly straight down the o Never run a machine inside a closed slope . area . DO NOT : o Keep nuts and bolts , especially blade Do not turn on slopes unless neces - attachment bolts , tight and keep equip - sary , and then , turn slowly and gradually ment in good condition . downhill , if possible . o Never tamper with safety devices . o Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , Check their proper operation regularly . or embankments . The mower could o Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or suddenly turn over if a wheel is over other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge spillage . Allow machine to cool before caves In . storing . o Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced o Stop and inspect the equipment if you traction could cause sliding . strike an object . Repair , if necessary , o Do not try to stabilize the machine by before restarting . putting your foot on the ground . o Never make adjustments or repairs with o Do not use grass catcher on steep the engine running . slopes . o Grass catcher components are subject HI . CHILDREN to wear , damage , and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or Tragic accidents can occur if the operator allow objects to be thrown . Frequently is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the ma - check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts , chine and the mowing activity . Neveras - when necessary . sume that children will remain where you last saw them . o Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) or wear gloves , and o Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another use extra caution when servicing them . responsible adult . o Check brake operation frequently . Ad - o Be alert and turn machine off if children just and service as required . enter the area . o Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children .
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o Be surethe area is clear of other people o Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree before mowing . Stop machineif anyone limbs , etc . entersthe area . o Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven terrain could overturn the machine . Tall o Nevercarry passengersor children evenwith the bladesoff . grass can hide obstacles . o Do not mow in reverseunlessabsom o Use slow speed . Choose a low gear lutely necessary . Always lookdown and so that you will not have to stop or shift behind beforeandwhile backing . while on the slope . o Nevercarry children . Theymayfall off o Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If and be seriouslyinjuredor interferewith tires lose traction , disengage the blades safe machineoperation . and proceed slowly straight down the o Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea slope . and underthe watchfulcare of another o If machine stops while going uphill , responsibleadult . disengage blades , shift into reverse and o Be alert and turn machineoff if children back down slowly . enterthe area . o Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , o Beforeand when backing , look behind and then , turn slowly and gradually and downfor smallchildren . downhill , if possible . o Mow up and downslopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across .
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PRODUCT SPECmFICATmONS laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working Gasoline 4.0 order by the operator . Capacity and Unleaded In the state of California the above is re - Type : Regular quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states ' APFSG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( below 32 ° F may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark attester for the Oil Capacity : W / ' Filter : 3.5 Pints muffler is available through your nearest W / O Filter : 3.0 Pints Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC section of this manual ) . ( Gap : . 030 " ) REPAmR PROTECTmON Forward : Ground Speed t st 1.2 ( MPH ) : Congratulations on making a smart pur - 2nd 1.5 chase . Your new Craftsman ® product is 3rd 2.4 designed and manufactured for years of 4th 3.5 dependable operation . But like all products , 5th 4.8 it may require repair from time to time . That's 6th 5.3 when having a Repair Protection Agreement Reverse : 1.5 can save you money and aggravation . Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Rear : t0 PSI now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense . Charging System : 3 Amps Battery Here's what's included in the Agreement : 5 Amps Headlights o Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 sional repair specialists . Min . CCA : 230 o Unlimited service and no charge for Case Size : U1R parts and labor on all covered repairs . o Product replacement if your covered Blade Bolt Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . product can't be fixed . CONGRATULATmONS on your purchase o Discount of 10 % from regular price of of a new tractor . It has been designed , service and service - related parts not engineered and manufactured to give covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % you the best possible dependability and off regular price of preventive mainte - performance . nance check . Should you experience any problem you o Fast help by phone - phone support cannot easily remedy , please contact a from a Sears technician on products Sears or other qualified service center . requiring in - home repair , plus conve - We have competent , well - trained techni - nient repair scheduling . cians and the proper tools to service or Once you purchase the Agreement , a repair this tractor . simple phone call is all that it takes for you Please read and retain this manual . The to schedule service . You can call anytime instructions will enable you to assemble day or night , or schedule a service ap - and maintain your tractor properly . Always pointment online . observe the " SAFETY RULES " . Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists , who have access to over 4.5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES million quality parts and accessories . o Read and observe the safety rules . That's the kind of professionalism you can o Follow a regular schedule in main - count on to help prolong the life of your taining , caring for and using your tractor . new purchase for years to come . Purchase o Follow the instructions under " Mainte - your Repair Protection Agreement today ! nance " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual Some limitations and exclusions apply . For prices and additional information _ bWARNING : This tractor is equipped call 1 - 800 - 827 - 665 & with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unim - SEARS INSTALLATmON SERVICE proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For Sears professional installation of home grass - covered land unless the engine's appliances , garage door openers , water exhaust system is equipped with a spark heaters , and other major home items , in attester meeting applicable local or state the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ®
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Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer @ ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 2 - 20 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 ( 1 ) Hex Bolt Steering Steering Wheel Extension Adapter Steering Shaft Boot Seat ( 1 ) Washer @ 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob ( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Video Cassette Slope Sheet Keys ( 2 ) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . Review the video cassette before you begin . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR < _ - - - - - - insert ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly _ - - - - - - - 1 / 2 Hex Nut _ - - - - - - - - - - - Largo Flat easier . Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below . ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers _ @ _ Washer ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife Steering ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge Wheel JJ Steering Boot When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the Extension Adapter . . . . . . . . . _ _ _ steering wheel ) . / / / Shaft TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM 1 / 4 Locknut _ . . _ @ _ _ 1 / 4 Hex CARTON Lower Bolt UNPACK CARTON Steering . . . . Shaft . . . . . . 1 , Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 , Cut along dotted lines on all four pare els of carton , Remove end panels and " " " ' Tab " - ' - " ' ' Slots lay side panels flat , 3 , Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel . BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - FROM SKmD tot hood and grill . ATTACH STEERING WHEEL IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND where tractor is to roll off skid . BOOT HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - CHECK BATTERY ing shaft . Align mounting holes in exm tension and lower shafts and install 1 / 4 1 . Lift hood to raised position . hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . NOTE : If this battery is put into service af _ iMPORTANT : Tighten bolt and nut se - ter month and year indicated on label ( label curely to 10 - 12 ft . Ibs torque . located between terminals ) charge battery 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab for minimum of one hour at 6m10 amps . slots in dash and push down to secure . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions ) . INSTALL STEERING WHEEL Label 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward . 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension . 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide inside boot and onto adapter . Terminal Terminal 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex nut and tighten securely .
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iNSTALL SEAT NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid , Follow the appropriate Adjust seat before tightening adjustment instruction below to remove the tractor knob . from the skid , 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKmD ( See packing and set aside for assembly of Operation section for mocation and seat to tractor . function of controls ) 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing . Remove the 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise cardboard packing and discard . attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 3 , Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large 2 , Release parking brake by depressing slotted hole in pan . clutch ! brake pedal . 4 , Push down on seat to engage shoulder 3 , Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of position , tractor . 4 , Roll tractor forward off skid . 5 , Pivot seat and pan forward and as = 5 , Remove banding holding deflector semNe adjustment knob and flat shield up against tractor . washer loosely . Do not tighten . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKmD ( See 6 , Lower seat into operating position and Operation section for mocation and sit in seat . function of controms ) 7 , Slide seat until a comfortable position , _ WARNmNG : Before starting , read , un = is reached which allows you to press derstand and follow all instructions in the clutch / brake pedal all the way down , Operation section of this manual . Be sure 8 , Get off seat without moving its ad = tractor is in a well = ventilated area . Be sure justed position . the area in front of tractor is clear of other 9 , Raise seat and tighten adjustment people and objects . knob securely , 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . Seat 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , Seat depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . Bolt 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest posi = tion . 6 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle Flat Washer position . 7 , Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position and hold , Move gear - shift lever to Ist gear . 8 , Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and Adjl Knob slowly drive tractor off skid . 9 , Apply brake to stop tractor , set park = ing brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow ,
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mNSTALLMULCHER PLATE CHECK FOR PROPER POSmTmON ( ff previousmy removed ) OF ALL BELTS 1 . Raise and hold deflector shield in See the figures that are shown for replac - upright position . ing motion and mower blade drive belts 2 . Place front of mulcher plate over front in the Service and Adjustments section of mower deck opening and slide into of this manual . Verify that the belts are place , as shown . routed correctly . 3 . Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck . CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 4 . Hook rear latch into hole on back of After you learn how to operate your trac - mower deck . tor , check to see that the brake is properly _ CAUTION : Do not remove deflector adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in shield from mower . the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . Deflector , / CHECKLIS T Shield Before you operate and enjoy your new tractor , we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction Mulcher 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 Latch charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . Hooks , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - ened securely . TO CONVERTTO BAGGmNG OR , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - ping purposes , the tires were overin - DmSCHARGmNG flated at the factory ) . Simply remove mulcher plate and store in , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled a safe place . Your mower is now ready for side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting discharging or installation of optional grass results . ( Tires must be properly inflated catcher accessory . for leveling ) . NOTE : It is not necessary to change , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure blades . The mulcher blades are designed they are routed properly around pulleys for discharging and bagging also . and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections CHECKTmRE PRESSURE are still secure and wires are properly The tires on your tractor were overin - clamped . flated at the factory for shipping purposes . While learning how to use your tractor , pay Correct tire pressure is important for best extra attention to the following important cutting performance . items : , Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in , / Engine oil is at proper level . " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - of this manual . lar unleaded gasoline . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Become familiar with all controls - their For best cutting results , mower hous - location and function . Operate them ing should be properly leveled . See " TO before you start the engine . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - and Adjustments section of this manual . ating condition . 10
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I ' - , I SLOW IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST G G ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT ® @ @ @ @ ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . ation about hazards which can FIRE indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 11
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KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . ignition Switch Light Switch Attachment Position Clutch Lever Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger - - Attachment Throttle / Choke Lift Lever Control Height Clutch / Brake Adjustment Pedal Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Lever 01946 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or IGNmTmON SWITCH - Used for starting and discharging ( - ) of battery . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used LmFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at - attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to UGHT SWITCH POSmTION - Turns the raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or headlights on and off . PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER _ Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH ! BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL _ Used declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor . 12
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR iMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKmNG CRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Lever Always operate engine at full throttle . " Engaged : Position o Operating engine at less than fuji throttle reduces the battery charging nition Key rate . , " Disengaged " o Full throttle offers the best bagging and Throttle / Position mower performance . Choke Parking Brake Control TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD " Engaged " The direction and speed of movement is Position Clutch / controlled by the gearshift lever . Brake 1 . Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal de - Pedal pressed and gearshift lever in neutral Gearshift ( N ) position . " Disengaged " " Brake " Lever 2 . Move gearshift lever to desired po - Position Position sition . 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to start movement . STOPPING iMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete MOWER BLADES - stop before shifting or changing gears . o To stop mower blades , move attachment Failure to do so will shorten the useful life clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . of your transaxle . GROUND DRWE - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT o To stop ground drive , depress clutch ! The position of the attachment lift lever brake pedal all the way down . determines the cutting height . o Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) o Grasp lift lever . position . o Press plunger with thumb and move ENGINE - lever to desired position . o Move throttle control to slow position . The cutting height range is approxi - NOTE : Failure to move throttle control mately 1 - t / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - to slow position and allowing engine to sured from the ground to the blade tip with idle before stopping may cause engine to the engine not running . These heights " backfire " . are approximate and may vary depending o Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and upon soil conditions , height of grass and remove key . Always remove key when types of grass being mowed . leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use , o Never use choke to stop engine . 13
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o The average lawn should be cut to approxi - 1 . Select desired height of cut . mately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool season 2 , Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control , and to over 3 inches during hot months , TO STOP MOWER BLADES - For healthier and better looking lawns , mow often and after moderate growth , disengage attachment clutch control , . For best cutting performance , grass over _ , CAUTmON : Do not operate the mower 6 inches in height should be mowed without either the entire grass catcher , twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; on mowers so equipped , or the deflector the second to desired height . shield in place , TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when Clutch Lever mower is at the desired cutting height in " Engaged ' operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . " Disengag NOTE : Be sure tractor is on a flat level Position surface . 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to de - sired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) , Shield 2 , Remove retainer spring and clevis pin TO OPERATE ON HILLS which secure each gauge wheel bar . 3 , Lower gauge wheels to ground . Raise , _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down gauge wheels slightly to align holes hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do in bracket and gauge wheel bar and not drive across any slope . Use the slope insert clevis pin , Gauge wheels should guide at the back of this manual . be slightly off the ground , , Choose the slowest speed before start - 4 , Replace retainer spring into clevis pin , ing up or down hills . 5 , Be sure all gauge wheels are in the . Avoid stopping or changing speed on same setting . hills . IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge . If slowing is necessary , move throttle wheels if you change the cutting height control lever to slower position . of the mower deck , . If stopping is absolutely necessary , push Retainer clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - Spring tion and engage parking brake . . Move gearshift lever to 1st gear , Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement , o To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal , o Make all turns slowly , TO TRANSPORT i Clevis . Raise attachment lift to highest position Pin with attachment lift control . . When pushing or towing your tractor , TO OPERATE MOWER be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) position . Your tractor is equipped with an operator . Do not push or tow tractor at more than presence sensing switch . Any attempt five ( 5 ) MPH . by the operator to leave the seat with the NOTE : To protect hood from damage engine running and the attachment clutch when transporting your tractor on a truck engaged will shut off the engine . You must or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and remain fully and centrally positioned in the secured to tractor . Use an appropriate seat to prevent the engine from hesitating means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , or cutting off when operating your equip - etc . ) . ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills , 14
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TOWmNG CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - Acidic gas can damage the fuel system MENTS of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should Tow only the attachments that are recom - be emptied before storage of 30 days mended by and comply with specifications or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use engine and let it run until the fuel lines common sense when towing . Too heavy and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . next season . See Storage Instructions for Tires can lose traction with the ground and additional information . Never use engine cause you to lose control of your tractor . or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE tank or permanent damage may occur . CHECK ENGmNE OIL LEVEL TO START ENGmNE The engine in your tractor has been When starting the engine for the first time shipped , from the factory , already filled or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will with summer weight oil . take extra cranking time to move fuel from 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level the tank to the engine . ground . 1 . Sit on seat in operating position , 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe depress clutch / brake pedal and set clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw parking brake . cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) move and read oil level . If necessary , position . add oil until " FULL : ' mark on dipstick is 3 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged reached . Do not overfill . position . o For cold weather operation you should 4 . Move throttle control to choke position . change oil for easier starting ( See the NOTE : Before starting , read the warm oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance and cold starting procedures below . section of this manual ) . 5 . Insert key into ignition and turn key o To change engine oil , see the Mainte - clockwise to start position and release nance section in this manual . key as soon as engine starts . Do ADD GASOLINE not run starter continuously for more o Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck . Do than fifteen seconds per minute . If the not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular engine does not start after several unleaded gasoline with a minimum of attempts , move throttle control to fast 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will position , wait a few minutes and try increase carbon and lead oxide deposits again . If engine still does not start , and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil move the throttle control back to the with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quan - choke position and retry . tities that can be used within 30 days to WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and assure fuel freshness . above ) _ ICAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or 6 . When engine starts , move the throttle fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline control to the fast position . near an open flame . o The attachments and ground drive can IMPORTANT : When operating in temper - now be used . If the engine does not atures below32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean accept the load , restart the engine and winter grade gasoline to help insure good allow it to warm up for one minute using cold weather starting . the choke as described above . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can below ) attract moisture which leads to separa - tion and formation of acids during storage . 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle control in choke position until engine warms up and begins to run roughly . Once rough running begins , imme - diately move the throttle control to the fast position . Engine warm - up may take from several seconds to several minutes ( the colder the temperature , the longer the warm - up ) . 15
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COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and o Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing below ) performance and proper discharge of 6 , When engine starts , leave throttle material . Regulate ground speed by control in choke position until engine selecting a low enough gear to give the warms up and begins to run roughly , mower cutting performance as well as Once rough running begins , imme - the quality of cut desired . diately move the throttle control to the o When operating attachments , select a fast position , Engine warm - up may ground speed that will suit the terrain take from several seconds to several and give best performance of the at - minutes ( the colder the temperature , tachment being used , the longer the warm - up ) , o The attachments can also be used dur - MULCHING MOWING TIPS ing the engine warm - up period , IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 mower housing free of built - up grass and feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) trash . Clean after each use . the carburetor fuel mixture may need to o The special mulching blade will recut be adjusted for best engine performance the grass clippings many times and ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the reduce them in size so that as they fall Service and Adjustments section of this onto the lawn they will disperse into manual ) , the grass and not be noticed . Also , the MOWING TIPS mulched grass will biodegrade quickly o Mower should be properly leveled for to provide nutrients for the lawn . Always best mowing performance . See " TO mulch with your highest engine ( blade ) LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the speed as this will provide the best recut - Service and Adjustments section of this ting action of the blades . manual , o Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet . o The left hand side of mower should be Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action . The used for trimming . best time to mow your lawn is the early o Drive so that clippings are discharged afternoon . At this time the grass has onto the area that has already been dried , the newly cut area will not be cut , Have the cut area to the right of exposed to direct sunlight . the tractor . This will result in a more For best results , adjust the mower even distribution of clippings and more cutting height so that the mower cuts uniform cutting , off only the top one - third of the grass o When mowing large areas , start by blades . For extremely heavy grass , re - turning to the right so that clippings will duce your width of cut on each pass and discharge away from shrubs , fences , mow slowly . driveways , etc , After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished , MAX 1 / 3 f J 1 . . . . . . . . . . . I _ J o Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be o If grass is extremely tall , it should be mulched a second time to completely mowed twice to reduce load and pos - hide the clippings , When doing a sec - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . ond cut , mow across ( perpendicular ) to Make first cut relatively high ; the second the first cut path . to the desired height . o Change your cutting pattern from week o Do not mow grass when it is wet . to week , Mow north to south one week Wet grass will plug mower and leave then change to east to west the next undesirable clumps , Allow grass to dry week . This will help prevent matting and before mowing , graining of the lawn , 16
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F , L , L , DATES AS COMPLETE . . . . . . REGSUELARRV , OE f y < TSERV'OE DATES Check Brake Operation _ 1 _ t _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T Interlock Systems If R Check for Loose Fasteners If I _ s If A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades _ 3 C Lubrication Chart tf If 0 Check Battery Level _ 4 a Clean Battery and Terminals If Check Transaxle Cooling v ' Check V - Belts If Check Engine Oil Level _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) I _ $ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) 11 _ ' 1,2 N Clean Air Filter _ 1 _ 2 G Clean Air Screen 1 _ 112 Arrester i / I Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) 1 _ , 2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins If 2 Replace Spark Plug I _ If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 _ ' 2 Replace Fuel Filter _ # _ 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 2 - Service more often when operatinq in dirty or dustv conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft , - Ibs , maximum . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to @ S _ : - - @ Spindle Zerk Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . @ Front Wheel , @ Front Wheel Some adjustments will need to be made Bearing Bearing Zerk Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . At least once a season , check to see if @ Engine . you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . o At least once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . ( t } SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil A new spark plug and clean air filter @ General Purpose Grease assure proper air - fuel mixture and help @ Refer to Maintenance " ENGINE " Section your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE iMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attract 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - interlock systems for proper operation . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 17
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TRACTOR 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer in exact order as Always observe safety rules when per - shown . forming any maintenance . 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . BRAKE OPERATmON Lbs . torque ) . If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . stopping distance at high speed in highest If bolt needs replacing , replace only with gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( See approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Mandrel As . _ Adjustments section of this manual ) . Trailing Blade TIRES Edge Up Center o Maintain proper air pressure in all tires ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . Lock o Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemicals which can harm rub - ber . o Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp TO SHARPEN BLADE objects and other hazards that may NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - cause tire damage . ening blade - but if you do , be sure the NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent blade is balanced . flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant Care should be taken to keep the blade may be purchased from your local parts balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry excessive vibration and eventual damage rot and corrosion . to mower and engine . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM o The blade can be sharpened with a file Be sure operator presence and interlock or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt systems are working properly . If your trac - to sharpen while on the mower . tor does not function as described , repair o To check blade balance , you will need a the problem immediately . 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone o The engine should not start unless the balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , clutch / brake pedal is fully depressed follow the instructions supplied with and attachement clutch control is in the balancer . ) disengaged position . NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing o When the engine is running , any at - blade . The lobes of the center hole may tempt by the operator to leave the seat appear to be centered , but are not . without first setting the parking brake o Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion should shut off the engine . of the steel bolt or pin and hold the o When the engine is running and the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If attachment clutch is engaged , any at - blade is balanced , it should remain in a tempt by the operator to leave the seat horizontal position . If either end of the should shut off the engine . blade moves downward , sharpen the o The attachment clutch should never op - heavy end until the blade is balanced . erate unless the operator is in the seat . BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be 5 / 8 " Bolt c Blade kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged Pin blades . Center Hole BLADE REMOVAL BATTERY 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - low access to blades . Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use . How - 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and ever , periodic charging of the battery with flat washer securing blade . an automotive charger will extend its life . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade o Keep battery and terminals clean . with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . o Keep battery bolts tight . o Keep small vent holes open . iMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , Recharge at 6 - t0 amperes for t hour . center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly , 18
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free , Do not Determine temperature range expected attempt to open or remove caps or covers , before oil change . All oil must meet API Adding or checking level of electrolyte is service classification SG - SL . not necessary . o Be sure tractor is on level surface . o Oil will drain more freely when warm . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS o Catch oil in a suitable container . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful terminals can cause the battery to " leak " not to allow dirt to enter the engine power . when changing oil . 1 , Disconnect BLACK battery cable first 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain then RED battery cable and remove valve and install the drain tube onto the battery from tractor . fitting . 2 , Rinse the battery with plain water and oil Drain Valve dry . 3 , Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright . 4 , Coat terminals with grease or petro - leum jelly . 5 , Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) , TRANSAXLE COOLING 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt slightly and turning counterclockwise . and chaff which can restrict cooling . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . VoBELTS 5 . After oil has drained completely , close Check V - belts for deterioration and wear and lock the drain valve by pushing after 100 hours of operation and replace inward and turning clockwise until the if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . pin is in the locked position as shown . Replace belts if they begin to slip from 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the wear . cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 , Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - LUBRICATION stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill , For approximate capacity see " PROD - Only use high quality detergent oil rated UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this with API service classification SG - SL . manual , Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade 8 , Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for according to your expected operating checking level . For accurate reading , temperature . tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick , Keep oil SAE VISCOSITY GRADES t at " FULL : ' line on dipstick . Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished , 4 ' 0 I ENGINE OIL FILTER oil vk _ ¢ chartl e Replace the engine oil filter every season NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils or every other oil change if the tractor is ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in used more than 100 hours in one year , cold weather , they will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32 ° R AIR FmLTER Check your engine oil level more frequenb Your engine will not run properly using a ly to avoid possible engine damage from dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after running low on oil . every 25 hours of operation or every Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - season . Service paper cartridge every eration or at least once a year if the tractor 100 hours of operation or every season , is not used for 50 hours in one year . whichever occurs first . Check the crankcase oil level before start - Service air cleaner more often under dusty ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) conditions . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and dipstick securely each time you check the 19 rotate towards engine . oil level .
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Clean out chaff and debris 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and Air Screen 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 . _ 4 IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such MUFFLER as kerosene , are not to be used to clean Inspect and replace corroded muffler and the cartridge . They may cause deterio = spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre = ration of the cartridge . Do not oil car = ate a fire hazard and / or damage . tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean SPARK PLUG ( S ) cartridge . Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs first . Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . IN - LINE FUEL FmLTER 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 . _ Clamp CLEAN AmR SCREEN Clamp / ' - _ Fuk ' _ / _ _ el Filter Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from CLEANING overheating . Clean with a wire brush or , Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . compressed air to remove dirt and stub = of all foreign matter . born dried gum fibers . , Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM o Protect painted surfaces with auto = motive type wax . Debris may clog the engine's air cool = We do not recommend using a garden ing system . Remove blower housing and hose or pressure washer to clean your clean area shown to prevent overheating tractor unless the engine and transmis - and engine damage . sion are covered to keep water out . Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor . Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves and trash from tractor and mower . 20
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SERVmCE OR ADJUSTMENTS : , _ WARNmNG : TO AVOID SERIOUS iNJURY , BEFORE PERFORMmNG ANY 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TRACTOR the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links and hook Mower will be easier to remove from the the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . right side of tractor . TO iNSTALL MOWER 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest GAGED " position . position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - lower mower to its lowest position . tor shield to right side of tractor . 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . secure with retainer springs . 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear collar off and push housing guide out deck brackets and secure with retainer of bracket . springs . 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis 6 . Connect antimA / ay bar to chassis bracket by removing retainer spring . bracket and secure with retainer spring . 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into deck brackets by removing retainer bracket , slide collar onto guide and springs . secure with large retainer spring . 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on removing retainer springs . idler pulley bolt and secure with small 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension retainer spring . arms . Slide mower out from under trac - 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . tor . Small Retainer S Clutch Spring _ Retainer S Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Springs Sides ) Deflector Shield Bracket Large Retainer Spring 21
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSmNG o When distance " D " is I / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway . Make sure against trunnion on both front links . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - o To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this from trunnion on both front links . Tighten manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , nut " E " on both front links an equal num - you will not properly adjust your mower . ber of turns . The two front links must SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT remain equat in length . o When distance " D " is t / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower o Raise mower to its highest position . o At the midpoint of both sides of mower , at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against measure height from bottom edge of trunnion on both front links . mower to ground . Distance " A " on bothr o Recheck side - to - side adjustment . sides of mower should be the same o within 1 / 4 " of each other . o If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - ment on one side of mower only . _ Mandrel o To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . o To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side . Both Front , Unks Should beElual in Length NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . o Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of _ B _ Trunnion on Arm Lift Link N _ _ Adjustment Front Links FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRmVE iMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to BELT side . If the following front - to - back adjust - The mower blade drive belt may be re - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both placed without tools . Park the tractor on front links equally so mower will stay level level surface . Engage parking brake , side - to - side . To obtain the best cutting results , the BELT REMOVAL - mower housing should be adjusted so 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " REMOVE MOWER " in this section of lower than the rear when the mower is in manual ) . its highest position . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Check adjustment on right side of trac - idler pulleys . tor . Measure distance " D " directly in front 3 . Pull belt away from mower . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of BELT INSTALLATION - mower housing as shown . 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys o Before making any necessary adjust - and idler pulleys ments , check that both front links are 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves equal inlength . and inside all belt guides . o If links are not equal in length , adjust 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in one link to same length as other link . o To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " this section of this manual ) . on both front links an equal number of turns .
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Mandrel With Parking Brake " Engaged " Idler Pulleys Nut " A " Jam Nut Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Arm Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable 00238 brake system which is mounted on the TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT right side of the transaxle . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to Park the tractor on level surface . Engage stop at highest speed in highest gear on a parking brake . For assistance , there is a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . brake must be checked and adjusted . TO CHECK BRAKE BELT REMOVAL - 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE paved surface , depress clutch / brake MOWER " in this section of manual ) . NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt pedal all the way down and engage parking brake . and position of all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and position . clutching idler . The rear wheels must lock and skid when 3 . Remove belt downward from around you try to manually push the tractor for - engine pulley . 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to Remove belt upwards from transaxle be replaced . pulley by deflecting belt keepers . 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper TO ADJUST BRAKE and pull belt away from tractor . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way BELT INSTALLATION - down and engage parking brake . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 1 . Carefully work new belt down between ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . transaxle belt keepers and onto the 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen input putley . jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A " . around the top groove of engine pulley . 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and distance as stated above . Readjust clutching idler . if necessary . If stopping distance is 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest and inside all belt guides and keepers . gear , further maintenance is neces - 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL sary . Replace brake pads or contact a MOWER " in this section of manual ) . Sears or other qualified service center . 23
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TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS Engine 1 . Block up axle securely . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and Center washers to allow wheel removal ( rear Clutching wheels have a square key - Do not Keeper lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Stationary idler grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . Transaxle 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEU - also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . TRAL ADJUSTMENT Washers The transaxle should be in neutral when Retaining the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock Ring gate ) position , The adjustment is preset Axle at the factory ; however , if adjustment is Cover needed , proceed as follows : 1 . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) , NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move freely , the transaxle is in neutral . 2 , Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the Square Key _ _ _ 1 right rear wheel . ( Rear Wheel Only ) v 3 , Position the gear shift lever in the neu - tral ( N ) position . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . TERY NOTE : If additional clearance is needed _ IWARNmNG : Lead - acid batteries gen - to get to adjustment bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position , erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame and smoking materials away from bat - Neutral Lock Gate Gearshift teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow this procedure : IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped TO ADJUST STEERmNG WHEEL ALIGN - with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle MENT must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use If steering wheel crossbars are not your tractor battery to start other vehicles , horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - positioned straight forward , remove steer - 1 , Connect one end of the RED cable ing wheet and reassemble with crossbars to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each horizontal . Tighten securely . battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis , FRONT WHEEL TOE4N / CAMBER 2 , Connect one end of the BLACK cable The front wheel toe - in and camber are not to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of adjustable on your tractor . If damage has fully charged battery , occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or 3 , Connect the other end of the BLACK camber , contact a Sears or other qualified cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , service center . away from fuel tank and battery , 24
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TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery . backside of the grill . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 3 , Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill , 4 , Close hood , iNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause 026141 your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting , o Check wiring . See electrical wiring Weak or Dead Fully Charged diagram in the Repair Parts section , Battery Battery TO REPLACE FUSE REPLACmNG BATTERY Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse , The fuse holder is located WARNmNG : Do not short battery behind the dash , terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRmLL AS - the same time . Before connecting battery , SEMBLY remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 1 . Raise hood , rings , etc . 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . Positive terminal must be connected 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at first to prevent sparking from accidental sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of grounding . tractor . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first connect the headlight wire connector . then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . 3 . Install new battery with terminals in Hood same position as old battery . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Headlight Wire Slide terminal cover over terminal Connector 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . Keps Nut Terminal H ex . _ . . . _ . _ , . Cover O2495 " Bolt Negative Positive ( Black ) ( Red ) Cable Cable 25
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IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the if screw is turned in too tight . emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , PRELIMINARY SETTING may be performed by any nomroad engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repair establishment or individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairs must be performed by an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer's service outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL adjusted properly ( see above ) . CABLE FINAL SETTING The throttle control has been preset at the 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five factory and adjustment should not be necm minutes . Make final adjustments with essary . Check adjustment as described engine running and shift / motion control below before loosening cable . If adjust - lever in neutral ( N ) position . ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - 1 . With engine not running , move throttle tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle control lever from slow to choke posi _ lever against idle speed screw . Turn tion . Slowly move lever from choke to idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . fast position . 3 . While still holding throttle lever against 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coum control lever and hole in governor plate line _ up . If holes " A " are not aligned , terclockwise until engine runs rough . loosen clamp screw and move throttle Turn valve to a point midway between cable until holes are aligned . Tighten those two positions . Release throttle lever . clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ACCELERATION TEST - Governor Control Lever Governor 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow Plate to fast position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coum terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Holes Throttle not adjust _ damage may result . Clamp Cable Screw IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory set NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is for proper engine speed . Overspeed - low emission . It is equipped with an idle ing the engine above the factory high fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , speed setting can be dangerous . If you which allows some adjustment within the think the enginemgoverned high speed limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap qualified service center , which has proper cannot be removed without breaking the equipment and experience to make any adjusting needle . necessary adjustments . The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . However , minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mixm ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air With Limiter mixture . 26
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stop blended fuels ( called gasohol or using age at the end of the season or if the trac - ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tor will not be used for 30 days or more , which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - _ IOAUTION : Never store the tractor age the fuel system of an engine while in with gasoline in the tank inside a building storage . where fumes may reach an open flame o Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - or spark . Allow the engine to cool before gine and letting it run until the fuel lines storing in any enclosure , and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR o 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 o 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 ) . 3 , Turn ignition key to " START " position o Fully charge the battery for storage , for a few seconds to distribute oil , o After a period of time in storage , battery 4 , Replace with new spark plug ( s ) , may require recharging . o To help prevent corrosion and power OTHER leakage during long periods of storage , o Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO o 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 , o After cleaning , leave cables discon - o 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 . o Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - o 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 form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm , IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage , Also , alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manua [ unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE OORRECTiON WJI [ not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . t0 . 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 wJ [ [ not 1 . Clutch / brake pedal not 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal . turn over depressed . 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Checklreplace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check ! replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . wJ [ [ not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check ! replace solenoid or starter . 28
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1 . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 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 Sears or other operator leaves seat with attach - qualified service center . ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . 3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . 5 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manuam unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower Mades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 11 . Clean around mandrels to . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 1 . Switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn switch " ON " . Headlight ( s ) not working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . . . Move throttle control to Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not when turning set at " SLOW " position for " SLOW " position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before engine " OFF " 30 seconds before stopping engine . stopping engine . 3O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 SCHEMATIC BATTERY NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS BROWN EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY , BUT HAVE CTHEIRE . HEADLIGHTS OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS BRIGHTNESS OF THE WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS NON - REMOVABLE SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTSIGHTEST . CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BR IGNITION SWITCH REMOVABLE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " WIRING INSULATED CLIPS CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN / LIGHT B + A1 A2 + L SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO RUN B + A1 NONE PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . START B + S + A1 NONE 02363 31
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 ELECTRmCAL 22 / ff ii if I I i I I I I I I I I I i I 41 I i I I I I i I 1 f / 26 I / / i / ! i i ! I I i / 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 3 / 4 8 186491 Box Battery 16 176138 Switch , Inter ! ock Pushqn 21 183759 Harness Light Socket ( W / 4152j ) 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4o20 unc 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 121305X Switch Seat 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Molded Craftsman 40 179720 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Termina ! 43 178861 Solenoid 45 121433X Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 55 17490508 Screw Thdrl 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 90 180449 Cover Terminal Battery 91 190270 Strap Battery NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES 259 260 258 273 _ 2 _ 8 275 39 217 58 278 90 31 @ / 5 209 208 / 2O7 209 6O 2 _ 14 208 74 3 _ 38 _ 14 209 206 chassis - Laser - Ft = stlt 42 34
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TRACTOR - ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 CHASSmSAND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO , NO , DESCRiPTiON 1 174619 Chassis Assembly 2 176554 Drawbar 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 187846X013 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 ° 16 x 1 11 174996 Pane ! , Dash , L . H . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 184272X615 Hood Assembly 18 184921 Bumper Hood 26 STD541437 Locknut , Hex , with Insert 3 / 8 - 16 uric 28 184259 Grille / Lens Asm ( Includes key has . 258 , 259,260 , 263,264 , 274 , 275 & 278 ) 30 188572X615 Fend / Ftrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdro ! 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly 39 174714 Bracket Pivot 58 184270 Air Duct 60 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 ° 16 unc x 3 / 4 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 STD541437 Nut Crown ! ock 3 / 8 - 16 uric 90 124346X Nut Self ° Thd WshoHd 1 / 4 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 191120X428 Cupholder 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 ° 18 TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 ° 18 x 1 / 2 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 ° 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 217 179132X428 Console Fuel Window 258 184264X599 Lens Laser RH 259 184263X599 Lens Laser LH 260 184262X428 Cover Lens Laser 263 184265 Beze ! Grille LH 264 184266 Bezel Grille RH 272 184269X428 Vent Hood Laser Ill RH 273 184268X428 Vent Hood Laser Ill LH 274 184260X428 Insert Grille LH 275 184261X428 insert Grille RH 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex o - 5479J Plug BTN . 359 Dia . oo 187801 Plug Dome Plastic NOTE : Al ! component dimensions given in U , S . inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - ° MODEL NUMBER 917.2738i2 GROUND DRIVE 57 \ , \ drive - fender . stir _ 39 36
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 GROUND DRmVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRMPTtON NO . NO , DESCRiPTiON 1 Transaxle Dana 4360 - 180 62 8883R Cover , Pedal ( See Breakdown ) 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 2 146682 Spring , Return , Brake 64 173937 Bolt , Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 STD551143 Washer 3 123666X Pulley , Transaxle 65 4 12000028 Ring , Retainer 66 154778 Keeper , Belt , Engine , Fool - Proof 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 5 121520X Strap , Torque 69 6 17000512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 70 134683 Guide , Mower Drive Belt , R . H . 8 165866 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 74 109502X Spacer , Axle 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 75 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 11 105701X Washer , Shift Plate 76 STD581075 E - Ring 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 unfW / Patch Gr . 8 77 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x . 1845 / . 1865 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helica ! 78 STD580025 15 74490544 Bolt Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 79 Key Woodruff 16 73800500 Nut Lock Hx W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 80 160783 Arm , Shift 18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 81 165593 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 19 STD541437 Nut 82 165711 Spring , Torsion 21 106933X Knob 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 169149 Link Transaxle 22 130804 Rod , Brake 84 24 STD541237 Nut 85 150360 Nut , Nylock 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 89 188310X428 Console , Shift , STLT 26 STD551037 Washer 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 27 STD561210 Pin 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees 72140608 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 116 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 73900600 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 120 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 32 STD523107 Bolt 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 34 175578 Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedal 156 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 158 36 STD551062 Washer 159 165494 Hub Shift 37 STD571810 Roll Pin 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 73680400 Nut Crownlock ! / 4 - 20 uric 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Flat 162 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr . 5 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 165 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove , Plastic 166 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 165580 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 169 Plate Fastening Lt 50 72110612 Bolt Cart . Sh . 3 / 8 - ! 6 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 170 178394 Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear 51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 197 169613 Nyliner Snapqn 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 198 19292016 Washer 29 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 72110614 Bolt Cam SH 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 53 105710X Link , Clutch 202 145212 55 105709X Spring , Clutch Return 212 Nut Hex Fig . Lock 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 57 160855 V - Belt , Ground Drive NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Span inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 STEERING i _ 12 _ 39 \ \ \ 37 _ ! 67 68 67 46 13 65 82 40 29 15 15 10 steering put 47 38
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 STEERING KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRiPTiON 1 159944X428 Steering Wheel 2 184706 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H _ 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 18 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD55 ! 137 Washer , Lock 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer , Bearing , Axle 15 145212 Nut , Hexfiange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Assembly , Steering 26 126847X Bushing 28 19131416 Washer ! 3 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 32 130465 Rod , Tie 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 159946X428 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 1 - 1 / 20D 11 Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 159945 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 180640 Extension Shaft Steering 48 184946X505 Cap , Spindle 51 73540400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 28 unf x 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 8 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Bolt RDHD SQNK 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm 82 169835 Bracket Susp Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 14 88 175118 Bolt shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Hardened NOTE : Al ! component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 ENGINE 2 - . . _ . . _ 72 62 81 13 78 32 14 78 33 112 23 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Attester engine - bs , lcyl 50 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 170545 Control , Throttle / Choke 2 17720408 Screw , Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 3 Engine , B & S , No . 31P777 - 0296 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 4 137352 Muffler Exhaust 13 165291 Gasket , Muffler 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy 23 169837 Shield , Brn / Dbr Guard 29 137180 Arrestor , Spark 31 179022 Tank , Fue ! 32 179124X428 Cap Fuel 33 123487X Clamp , Hose 37 8543R Line , Fuel 38 181654 PLug , Oil Drain Easy 41 139277 Stem Tank Fue ! 45 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh 3 / 8 = 16 x 3 / 4 62 10010500 Washer Split 72 7107512 Screw Hex Head Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 = I / 4 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Starter Nut 112 3645J Bushing NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ 8 \ 17 12 seat ff _ knob 1 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO . DESCRMPTION NO , NO , DESCRIPTION 1 188719 Seat 13 121248X Bushing , Snap 2 140551 Bracket , Pivot , Seat 14 72050412 Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 = 1 / 2 3 71110616 Bolt 15 134300 Spacer , Split . 28 x . 88 4 19131610 \ A ! asher 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga _ 16 121250X Spring 5 145006 Locknut , Flange 1 / 4 Gr . 5 Clip , Push - In Hinged 17 123976X Nut 21 171852 6 STD541437 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc Nut 7 124181X Spring , Seat 22 STD541431 Screw 3 / 8 = 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 8 17000616 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 25 127018X 10 182493 Pan , Seat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . 11 166369 Knob Seat inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 12 121246X Bracket , Switch Mounting 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 DECALS 6 8 7 10 / \ 2O 19 13 \ 15 KEY PART KEY PART NO , NO , DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 156439 15 160396 Decal Fender Danger Sears Decal , Mower Drive Schematic 2 189020 Decal Engine 19 138047 Decal , Battery Diehard Sears 3 186366 Decal Hood , R . H . / L . H . 20 172331 Decal , Deck Sears 5 186367 Decal Hood Side Panel 21 179128 Decal , Deck 6 133644 Decal Maintenance 22 149516 Decal , Battery 7 189088 Decal Lower Dash - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 8 191053 Decal Pad Footrest LH STLT Rplcmnt - - 184310X428 9 186572 Decal Pad Footrest RH STLT Fender , Craftsman White - - 184311X428 10 164065 Decal Sting Whl Domed - - 192703 Owner's Manual , English 11 156368 Decal Fender STLT Oper Inst E / S - - 192704 Owner's Manual , Spanish 13 146046 Decal \ ! : Belt Dr Sch Tractor KEY PART WHEELS AND " [ ' iRES NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Valve Cap , Tire 5,8 2 65139 Stem , Valve 3 106222X Tire , Front 4,10 4 59904 Tube , Front Tire ( Not Provided , 7 Service Item Only ) 5 106732X624 Rim , Front 3,9 6 278H Fitting , Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 11 7 9040H Bearing , Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 8 106108X624 Rim , Rear 9 122082X Tire , Rear 10 7152J Tube , Rear Tire ( Not Provided , Service Item Only ) 11 104757X428 Cap , Axle wheel 1 144334 Sealant , Tire 10 oz . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 LiFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 5 11 4 13 19 2O 161718 20 31 19 \ _ 15 32 Fift - rh = pliece 3 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 LiFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Wire Asm Inner / Sprg W / plunger LT 2 159471 Shaft Asm Lift RH w / Inf 3 105767X Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133o62 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing Nyron BIk 629 Id 7 125631X Grip Handle 8 122365X Button Plunger Yellow 11 139865 Link Lift LH Fixed Length 12 139866 Link Lift RH Fixed Length 13 4939M Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2o13 unc 17 175689 Trunnion BIk Zinc 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric 19 139868 Arm Suspension Rear 20 163552 Retainer Spring 31 169865 Bearing Pvt Lift 32 73540600 Nut Crown ! ock 3 / 8 o 24 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 MOWER DECK 105 103 148 105 _ 106 lOl / 142 102 _ ; 147 21 _ o _ 5 134 _ 21 139 117 / 119 116 21 , _ 23 26 28 29 _ . 27 6 19 42 D man = t = path stJt 4 , 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Knob Custom Ova ! 1 182032 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 67 149846 2 STD533107 Bolt 68 144959 WBelt Nut 3 138017 Bracket Assy . , Sway Bar , Front 92 STD541437 Mulcher Cover 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 101 136420 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 102 71081010 Screw Pan HD Phillip 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 Washer # 10 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 103 19061216 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 104 STD551110 Washer , Lock 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 105 160793 Latch Assembly ' , Bagger 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 106 2029J Nut , Weld Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 ( The following blades are available ) 113 17060512 11 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching Std 116 184219 Bolt , Shoulder ( For mulching mowers only ) 117 174873 Wheel , Gauge - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 118 73930600 Nut , Center ! ock 3 / 8 - 16 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . ( For better wear when mulching 119 STD551037 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . - - 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 129 19131312 ( For bagging or discharging ) 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 131 STD533710 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Pin Head Rivet 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 134 156941 Bracket Asm . WhL Ga . Rear LH 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 135 159765 16 174493 Stripper , Mower Deck 136 155986 Bar Adiusting Gauge Wheel Bracket Asm . WhL Ga . Rear RH 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 138 159763 Bracket Asm . WhL Ga . Front RH 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 139 159767 Bracket Asm . Whl . Ga . Front LH 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 140 159768 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 142 165890 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 143 157109 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 145 165888 Pulley idler Flat 26 110452X Nut , Push 146 171977 Bolt Carriage idler 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 147 131335 Spring Extension 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 148 169022 Spring Return idler 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 150 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . Cable Clutch 42 In 31 187690 Washer , Spacer 152 169676 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel 158 17720408 33 178342 Nut , Top ! ock , Flanged 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 34 STD533717 Bolt 184 19131410 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . Head Asm . Cable Clutch 36 131494 Pulley , Idler , Flat 185 188234 40 73900600 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 unc - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , LH . Housing , Shaf and Shaft 45 STD624003 Retainer Hardware Only - Pulley not 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 included ) 48 133944 Washer , Hardened - - 186917 Replacement Mower , Complete 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc ( Std . Deck - Order separately 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake mulcher cover and guage wheel 54 178515 Washer , Hardened components key nos . 101 - 106 55 155046 Arm , Idler and 5 , 116 - 119 , 134 , 136 ) . 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , 59 141043 Guard , TUV Idler inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 DANA TRANSAXLEHMODEL NUMBER D4360 - 180 2O 21 22 11 . 25 31 26 32 27 33 36 11 , 9 52 53 42 43 * 54 44 45 46 47 48 57 49 59 50 56 i5 6O 59 43 * 52 62 6768 23 70 65 / / 6 69 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 DANA TRANSAXLEHMODEL NUMBER D4360 - 180 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 190972 Housing , Upper 41 105928X Sprocket , 9T 2 2274J Screw , Tapping , 1 / 4 = 20 X . 734 42 190986 Gear , Bevel , 36T 3 190973 Ball , Detent 43 134394 " Assy , Kit , Shim , . 750 Shaft 4 190974 Spring , Detent 44 120473X Shaft , Drive 5 190975 Screw , Tapping , No . 10 = 24 X . 482 45 142678 Gear , Spur , 12T 6 190977 Assy , Kit , Shifter 46 143697 Gear , Spur , 15T 7 190978 ' , ! = Ring 47 124641X Gear , Spur , 20T 8 148266 Bearing , Flange 48 106589X Gear , Spur , 25T 9 148269 Seal , Oil 49 120408X Gear , Spur , 28T 10 2225J Ring , Retaining 50 105937X Gear , Spur , 31T 11 134793 * Assy , Kit , Shim , . 625 Shaft 51 2226J Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 060 12 148268 Bearing , Flange 52 134401 Washer , Neoprene 13 120415X Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.38 X . 046 53 2264J Washer , Plain , . 758 X 1.25 X . 031 14 142674 Key , Woodruff , No . 606 54 160946 Axle , LH 15 190980 Assy , Kit , Input Shaft 55 190987 Gear , Miter , 12T , Splined 16 190981 Pinion , Bevel , 12T 56 160948 Ring , Retaining 17 105909X Ring , Retaining 57 110071X Gear , Spur , 32T 18 105910X Chain , 24 Pitches 58 120952X Shaft , Cross 19 190982 Cover , Detent 59 190988 Gear , Miter , 12T , Idler 20 160943 Gear , Spur , 12T 60 160950 Axle , RH 21 138246 Collar , Clutch 61 190990 Housing , Lower 22 190983 Assy , Kit , Clutch Keys 62 19992 Disc , Brake 23 73810500 Nut , Lock , 5 / 16 = 24 63 108989X Spacer , Brake Puck 24 190984 Shaft , Intermediate 64 160952 Jaw , Brake 25 2244J Key , Woodruff , No . 61 65 120954X Pin , Dowel 26 105916X Ring , Retaining 66 160953 Screw , Tapping , 5 / 16 = 18 X 2.35 27 120470X Sprocket , 18T 67 138244 Lever , Actuating 28 110070X Spacer , 1.131 X 1.45X . 494 68 108996X Washer , Plain , . 321 X 1.00 X . 055 29 142677 Gear , Spur , 37T 69 160954 Bracket , Anti = Rotation 30 142681 Gear , Spur , 35T 70 120951X Puck , Friction 31 124644X Gear , Spur , 30T 71 190993 Washer , Anti Rotation Grease 32 108980X Gear , Spur , 25T 72 120416X 33 120406X Gear , Spur , 22T 900 189115 Transaxle , Complete 34 134796 Gear , Spur , 19T 35 105925X Washer , Plain , . 640 X 1.37 X . 061 * Use in various combinations to maintain proper 36 2228J Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 046 clearances . 37 3413J Washer , Plain , . 632 X 1.00 X . 010 * * Order Key No . 15 . 38 190985 Assy , Gear , Comb . , 12T & 3OT * * * Silicone Sealant to be applied between Upper and 39 124639X Shaft , Idler Lower 40 120472X Spacer , . 633 X . 87 X . 755 Housings ( use Loctite Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent ) . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 49
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGiNE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0296 - E1 27 718 434 _ 664111 _ - _ _ , 584 _ 301 9 _ 307 12641 _ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868 3 _ 12 943 O 741 20 @ 61701022 _ 61 _ 691 _ 842 O 1266 @ 524 I 1019 LABEL KIT I I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I 12 I 1036EMISSIOLNABELI 15 _ I @ 1 I 46SHORBTLOCK I I 133R0EPAMIRANUALI I 132R9EPLACEMENTEI NGINE 7508 200 89 1027 50
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGiNE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0296 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022 238 ® 868 @ 35 1022 5170 1022 914 [ 5240 654 _ 53 _ 1119 _ 141 616 _ " _ 102 709 404 # 614 168 232 ' 165 _ 1 127 @ 164 _ l I _ 7 < > 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 276 @ 112Z ' _ 126 < > 137 < > 276 _ 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGiNE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0296 - E1 305A 1265 643 1267 1040 729 1070 801 697 ' _ 74 _ _ 544 _ 1005 _ 1044 _ 803 _ 310 1 1051 & 363 # _ ' _ J _ 783 _ 802 52
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0296 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCR { PTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 125 698445 Carburetor 7 699168 . + Gasket - Cylinder Head 127 695005 Plug - Welch 9 697109 • Gasket - Breather 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 11 697113 Tube - Breather 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft 12 697110 • Gasket - Crankcase 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 137 281165 _ $ Gasket - Float Bowl 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 16 697127 Crankshaft 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A Matic ) 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 142 697140 O Nozzle - Carburetor 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase Cover / Sump ) 146 691639 Key - Timing 23 693557 Flywheel 186 692317 Connector - Hose 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 187 697098 Line - Fuel 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 187A 698417 Line - Fuel - - 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) size ) 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor - - 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 209 692208 Spring - Governor 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 216 691840 Link - Choke 28 697099 Pin - Piston 222 694042 Bracket - Control 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control - - 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " Under - 232 691842 Spring - Governor size ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 240 298090 Filter - Fue ! 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 34 695761 Valveqntake 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 276 692255 05 Washer - Sealing 36 691279 SpringWalve ( Exhaust ) 304 699829 Housing - Blower 37 697108 Guard - Flywheel 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 43 691968 SIinger - Governor / Oi ! 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 46 698492 Camshaft 309 693551 Motor - Starter 48 697762 Short Block 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 50 690193 Manifoldqntake 311 497608 Brush Set 51 692137 . O : _ : + Gasketqntake 333 492341 Armature - Magneto 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 337 691043 Plug - Spark 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 78 691003 Screw ( Flywhee ! Guard ) 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 89 690283 Plug - Oil 385 694476 Screw ( Fue ! Pump ) 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 385A 690297 Screw ( Fue ! Pump ) 94 498030 Kitqdle Mixture 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 98 495800 Kitqdle Speed _ Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 104 690525 O Pin - Float Hinge No . 121 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key , No . 106 691780 O Seat - Inlet 977 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key , No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
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TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.273812 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31 P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0296 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Solenoid - Fuel 387 697090 Pump - Fuel 947 694393 Cover - Oil Pump 404 691691 VVasher ( Governor Crank ) 965 499613 431 697122 EIbowqntake 967 697015 Filter - Pre Cleaner Cover - Air Cleaner 445 697153 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 968 699848 Bowl - Float 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 975 495933 Gasket Set - Carburetor 474 696459 Alternator 977 690192 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 Fan - Flywheel 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 1005 697111 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump Kit - Labe ! 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1019 697143 * + Gasket - Rocker Cover 523 697086 Dipstick 1022 272475 Cover - Rocker Arm 524 691032 • SeaI - DipstickTube 1023 692492 Pump - Oil 525 697085 Tube - Dipstick 1024 499054 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank . . . . . . 692011 Filter - Oil 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1027 696854 Arm - Rocker 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1029 691751 Guide - Push Rod 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1034 690822 Shaft - Pump 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1035 693784 Labe ! - Emission 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1036 695700 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1040 699852 Plate - Trim Screw ( Flywheel ) 617 692138 O • SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1044 698139 Ring - Retaining 634 690801 _ 8 Spring / Sea ! Assembly ( Manual 1051 691265 Owner's Manual Choke ) 1058 275038 Kit - Screw / Washer 634A 690802 _ 8 Spring / Sea ! Assembly ( Choke A 1059 698516 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) Matic ) 1070 691058 Retainer - Brush 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1090 691293 643 697155 Retainer - Air Filter 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter Gasket SetWalve 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1095 690190 Screw ( Alternator ) 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage Cover ) 1119 691183 691 692407 • Sea ! - Governor Shaft 1127 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) Reed - Breather 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1263 697124 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1264 697104 Support - Blower Housing 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1265 697125 , O SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1266 691917 O SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Elbow ) 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1266A 697123 Latch - Blower Housing 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1267 697424 Plug - AVS Counterweight 758 697134 Counterweight 1270 697156 Screw ( Blower Housing Support ) 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight 1279 690960 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 1329 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 272147 Repair Manual 789 698329 Harness - Wiring 1330 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 801 691283 Cap - Drive Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 802 691286 Cap = End O No . 121 803 693757 Housing - Starter Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 977 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 847 697087 Dipstick / Tube Assembly + 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 868 690968 , + Seal - Valve NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , 8 , inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 918 697091 LineWacuum 943 690589 • Sea ! - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 54
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION / / VE ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX . down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ 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 , Fotd this page a _ ong dotted Iine 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 fotd in the direction of hiti stope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angte of the fotd with the slope of the hitl .
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1190972 Upper Housing
102225J Ring
11134793 Kit
12148268 Flange bearing
13120415X Washer
14142674 Key
15190980 Assembly, kit input shaft
16190981 Pinion, bevel, 12t
17105909X Ring , retainer
18105910X Chain, 24 pitches
19190982 Cover, detent
22274J Screw, tapping, 1/4-20 x .734
20160943 Gear, spur, 1 2t
21138246 Collar
22190983 Assembly, kit, clutch keys
2373810500 Nut, lock, 5/16-24
24190984 Shaft, intermediate
252244J Key, woodruff, no. 61
26105916X Ring , retainer
27120470X Sprocket
28110070X Spacer
29142677 Gear, spur, 37t
3190973 Ball, detent
30142681 Gear, spur, 35t
31124644X Gear, spur, 30 teeth (3rd)
32108980X Gear, spur, 25t
33120406X Spur gear
34134796 Gear
35105925X Washer
362228J Washer
373413J Washer, plain, .632 x 1.00 x .010
38190985 Assembly, gear, comb., 12t and 30t
39124639X Shaft idler
4190974 Spring, detent
40120472X Spacer
41105928X Sprocket, 9t, reverse drive
42190986 Gear, bevel, 36t
43134394 Kit
44120473X Shaft
45142678 Gear, spur, 12t
46143697 Gear, spur, 15t
47124641X Gear, spur, 20 teeth
48106589X Gear, spur, 25t, 3rd - drive
49120408X Gear, spur, 28 teeth (4 th)
5190975 Screw, tapping, no. 10-24 x .482
50105937X Gear, spur, 31t, high - drive
512226J Washer
52134401 Washer, neoprene
532264J Washer
54160946 Left Axle
55190987 Gear, miter, 12t, splined
56160948 Retaining ring
57110071X Gear, spur, 32t
58120952X Cross shaft
59190988 Gear, miter, 12t, idler
6190977 Kit , shifter
60160950 Axle
61190990 Lower Housing
62190992 Brake.disc (
63108989X Spacer, brake puck
64160952 Jaw, brake
65120954X Pin
66160953 Screw
67138244 Lever, actuating
68108996X Washer
69160954 Braket, anti-rotation
7190978 V-ring
70120951X Puck, friction
71190993 Washer, anti rotation
72120416X Grease
8148266 Bearing, flange
9148269 Seal, oil
900189115 Transaxle
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
0192704 Owner's manual, spanish
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0186917 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
0192703 Owners manual
1163465 Battery
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21183759 Harness
224152J Bulb
244799J Cable
25146148 Cable
26175158 Fuse
2773510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29121305X Seat switch
30175566 Switch ign
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
40179720 Harness, ignition
4171110408 Bolt
42131563 Cover
43178861 Solenoid
45121433X Ammeter rectangular 6 amp
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
5517490508 Screw
8186491 Box battery
90180449 Terminal cover
91190270 Strap . battery
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
0192704 Owner's manual, spanish
0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
0186917 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
0192703 Owners manual
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt, carriage 3/8-16 x 1
11174996 Panel assembly dash lh
13172105X010 Panel, assembly slkscr dash r.h.
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145156524 Rod pivot chassis/hood
159191120X428 Right rear Cup holder
17184272X615 Hood assembly
18184921 Bumper
2176554 Drawbar
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20717670508 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20817670608 Screw thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 tytt
20917000612 Screw
217179132X428 Fuel console
258184264X599 Lens rh laser iii
259184263X599 Lens lh laser iii
26STD541437 Locknut, hex, with insert 3/8-16 unc
260184262X428 Left Cover . lens
263184265 Grille bezel
264184266 Grille bezel
272184269X428 Hood vent
273184268X428 Vent hood laser iii lh
274184260X428 Grill insert
275184261X428 Grill insert
278191611 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28184259 Grille/lens assembly (includes key nos. 258, 25...
30188572X615 Fender / footrest
31139976 Support bracket
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
39174714 Bracket pivot laser lt.
5155272 Hood bumper
58184270 Air duct
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64154798 Lower Bracket assembly, clutch, mounting evx
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9187846X013 Dash
90124346X Nut
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1N/P Transaxle dana d4360-180 (see breakdown)
10STD561210 Pin, cotter
11105701X Washer
11219091210 Washer
113127285X Strap
11672140608 Bolt rdhd sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
12073900600 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
1374550412 Bolt
1410040400 Washer lock hvy helical
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159165494 Hub shift
1673800500 Nut lock hx w/ins 5/16-18
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Lock nut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Shoulder bolt
169165580 Plate . fastener
170178394 Keeper . belt
18STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
19STD541437 Nut
197169613 Snap nyliner
19819292016 Washer
2146682 Spring return brake t / a zinc
20272110614 Bolt carr. sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr. 5
21106933X Knob
212145212 Hex nut
22130804 Rod , brake
24STD541237 Nut
25106888X Spring rod
26STD551037 Washer
27STD561210 Pin
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Plunger cap
3123666X Pulley
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Roll pin
38179114 Pulley idler
3972110622 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 gr. 5
412000028 Ring, retainer
41175556 Keeper belt
47127783 Pulley, idler, v-groove, plastic
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5121520X Torque strap
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crown lock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut crown lock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57160855 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
617000512 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4
6117120614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
628883R Pedal cover
63175410 Pulley eng cl mech 38 deg
64173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
69142432 Screw
70134683 Keeper
74109502X Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
79STD580025 Key woodruff
8165866 Rod shift fender adjust stlt
80160783 Shift arm
81165593 Shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169149 Transaxle link
85150360 Nut
89188310X428 Shift console
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1159944X428 Steering wheel
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer, lock
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17180641 Shaft assembly,. steering
2184706 Axle assembly
26126847X Bushing
2819131416 Washer
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
3076020412 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4
32130465 Rod, tie
36155099 Bushing, steering
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
42145054X428 Steering boot
43121749X Washer
44180640 Extension shaft
46184946X505 Spindle
56266H Thrust washer
5173540400 Crownlock nut
5471130420 Bolt fin hex 5/16-18 unc x 1-1/4 gr.8
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82169835 Bracket susp chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Shoulder bolt
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1170545 Control, throttle paddle
1123645J Bushing
13165291 Gasket, muffler
14148456 Drain tube
217720408 Screw
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Spark arrestor
3N/P Engine, b&s, no. 31p777-0296-e1 (see breakdown)
31179022 Tank fuel 4.0 rear
32179124X428 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
41139277 Stem
4517000612 Screw
6210010500 Split washer
727107512 Screw hex head cap 5/16-18 x 3/4
7817060620 Screw
8173510400 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 starter nut
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1188719 Seat
10182493 Pan, seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12121246X Bracket
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
17123976X Locknut, flange 1/4 gr. 5
2140551 Bracket pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
371110616 Fin . hex bolt
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131614 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
10164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
11156368 Decal, fender stlt oper inst english/spanish
13146046 Decal
15160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
19138047 Decal
2189020 Decal engine h/p
20172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
21179128 Decal, deck
22149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
3186366 Decal, hood, r.h. / l.h.
5186367 Decal, hood side panel
6133644 Decal
7189088 Decal, replacement hood
8191053 Decal, rplcmnt
9186572 Decal, fender, craftsman white
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3106222X Tire, front
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9122082X Tire, rear
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1159460 Wire assembly inner/spring with plunger lt
11139865 Link lift lh fixed length
12139866 Link lift rh fixed length
134939M Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
1673350800 Nut jam hex 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Nut lock w/wsh 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2159471 Assembly line shaft
20163552 Clip, hairpin (standard hardware-purchase locally)
3105767X Pin
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
412000002 E ring #5133-62
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7125631X Grip
8122365X Button plunger yellow
0144334 Sealant, tire, 10 oz.
05479J Plug
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0187801 Plug dome plastic (choke hole)
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0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0138311 Decal
0130794 Mandrel
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1182032 Mower deck assembly, 42"
10140296 Washer
101136420 Mulch plate
10271081010 Screw
10319061216 Washer
104STD551110 Washer, lock
105160793 Assembly b latch
1062029J Nut weld .327/.304 no. 10-24
11134149 Blade
11317060512 Screw thdrol. 5/16-18 x 3/4 tytt
116184219 Bolt, shoulder
117174873 Gauge wheels
11873930600 Lock nut
119STD551037 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
11A139775 Blade
11B138971 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137645 Shaft assembly, mandrel, vented
130STD523710 Bolt, fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
131STD533710 Bolt, rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
134156941 Pin head rivet
135159765 Bracket assembly whl. ga. rear lh
136155986 Bar adjusting gauge wheel
138159763 Bracket
139159767 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front rh
14128774 Housing
140159768 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front - lh
142165890 Arm spring b
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145165888 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
147131335 Spring
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091210 Washer
152169676 Cable clutch 42 in.
15817720408 Screw
159STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
16174493 Stripper
1872140505 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
18419131410 Washer
185188234 Head assembly, cable clutch
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt
20159770 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18 unc
23177563 Bracket, deflector, mower 42"
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968X428 Shield, deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32153535 Pulley, mandrel
33178342 Nut, toplock, flanged
34STD533717 Bolt
36131494 Pulley, idler, flat
4165460 Sway bracket
4073900600 Nut lock flg. 3/8-16 unc
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
48133944 Washer
5STD624008 Retainer spring
52139888 Bolt
53184907 Arm brake
54178515 Flat washer
55155046 Arm idler 42" mower lt/yt
56165723 Spacer . retainer
59141043 Guard
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
67149846 Knob, deluxe 1/2-13
68144959 Belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer, lock
92STD541437 Nut