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Owner's Manual JCRRFTSMRN Â° J LAWN TRACTOR 23.0 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.275520 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the [ _ his product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , For answers to your questions IMPORTANT : about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Rules and Instructions before Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e34r Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : â¢ Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . â¢ Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups â¢ Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . â¢ 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 . â¢ 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 . â¢ 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 . â¢ Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . â¢ 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 Â® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179
IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsand feet andthrow - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould resultin serious injuryor death . â¢ Never direct discharged material _ IWARNING : Inorder to preventac - toward anyone . Avoid discharging cidentalstartingwhen settingup , trans - material against a wall or obstruction . porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , Material may ricochet back toward the alwaysdisconnectspark plugwire pandark operator . Stop the blades when cross - placewire where it cannotcontacts ing gravel surfaces . plug . â¢ Do not operate machine without the _ IWARNING : Do not coastdowna hill in entire grass catcher , discharge guard , neutral , you maylose controlof the tractor . or other safety devices in place and _ IWARNING : Towonly the attachments working . that are recommendedby and gcomplywithr . â¢ Slow down before turning . specificationsof the manufacturerof pyouneed â¢ Never leave a running machine tractor . Usecommonsensewhen towi unattended . Always turn off blades , Operateonly at the lowest possiblesad , set parking brake , stop engine , and whenon a slope . Tooheavyof a loires remove keys before dismounting . whileon a slope , is dangerous . T can â¢ Disengage blades when not mowing . lose tractionwith the groundand cause Shut off engine and wait for all parts to youto lose control of yourtractor . come to a complete stop before clean - _ , WARNING : Engineexhaust , someof ing the machine , removing the grass catcher , or unclogging the discharge its constituents , and certain vehiclecom - guard . ponentscontainor emit chemicalsknown to the State of Californiato cause cancer â¢ Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light . and birth defectsor other reproductive harm . â¢ Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs . _ f _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals â¢ Watch for traffic when operating near and related accessories contain lead and or crossing roadways . lead compounds , chemicals known to the â¢ Use extra care when loading or un - State of California to cause cancer and loading the machine into a trailer or birth defects or other reproductive harm . truck . Wash hands after handling . â¢ Always wear eye protection when oper - ating machine . I . GENERAL OPERATION â¢ Data indicates that operators , age 60 â¢ Read , understand , and follow all years and above , are involved in a instructions on the machine and in the large percentage of riding mower - re - manual before starting . lated injuries . These operators should â¢ Do not put hands or feet near rotating evaluate their ability to operate the parts or under the machine . Keep clear riding mower safely enough to protect of the discharge opening at all times . themselves and others from serious â¢ Only allow responsible adults , who are injury . familiar with the instructions , to operate â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recommen - the machine . dation for wheel weights or counter - â¢ Clear the area of objects such as weights . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves or picked up and thrown by the blades . other debris build - up which can touch â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystand - hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . ers before operating . Stop machine if Do not allow the mower deck to plow anyone enters the area . leaves or other debris which can cause â¢ Never carry passengers . build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - spillage before operating or storing the lutely necessary . Always look down machine . Allow machine to cool before and behind before and while backing . storage .
II . SLOPE OPERATION â¢ Nevercarry children , evenwith htheandwhoay bladesshut off . Theymayfall offwit Slopesare a major factorrelatedto lossof be seriouslyinjuredor dinterfererenst controland tip - over accidents , which can - safemachineoperation . Chil resultin severeinjuryor death . Opera havebeen givenrides inthe pa amrea tionon all slopesrequiresextra caution . eIfl suddenlyappearinthe mowing youcannot backupthe slope or if youfe for anotherride and be run overor uneasyon it , do not mow it . backedover bythe machine . â¢ Mowup and downslopes , not across . â¢ Neverallowchildrento operatethe â¢ Watchfor holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or machine . otherhidden objects . Uneventerrainass â¢ Useextracarewhen approachingblindts couldoverturn the machine . Tallgr corners , shrubs , trees , or other objec can hideobstacles . that mayblockyourview of a child . â¢ Choosea low groundspeedso thatile youwill not haveto stop or shift wh IV , TOWI NG on the slope . â¢ Tow only with a machine that has a â¢ Donot mow onwet grass . Tires may hitch designed for towing . Do not at - losetraction . tach towed equipment except at the Alwayskeepthe machinein gearwhen hitch point . goingdownslopes . Do not shiftto â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recom - neutraland coastdownhill . mendation for weight limits for towed â¢ Avoidstarting , stopping , or turningons - equipment and towing on slopes . a slope . If the tires losetraction , diowly â¢ Never allow children or others in or on engagethe bladesand proceedsl towed equipment . straightdown the slope . â¢ On slopes , the weight of the towed â¢ Keepall movementonthe slopesslow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual . Do not makesuddenhich and loss of control . changesin speedor direction , w â¢ Travel slowly and allow extra distance could causethe machineto roll over . to stop . â¢ Useextra carewhileoperatingma - V . SERVICE chinewith grasscatchersor other at - tachments ; they can affectthe stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do nouseon steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling â¢ Donot try to stabilizethe machineby gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable puttingyour footon the ground . and the vapors are explosive . â¢ Donot mow near drop - offs , ditches , â¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machinecould and other sources of ignition . suddenlyroll overif a wheel is overthe â¢ Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge cavesin . â¢ Never remove gas cap or add fuel with III . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Tragicaccidentscan occur if the noperator . â¢ Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of childre â¢ Never store the machine or fuel con - Childrenareoften attractedto the machine tainer where there is an open flame , and the mowing activity . Never assumest spark , or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you la heater or other appliances . sawthem . â¢ Never fill containers inside a vehicle â¢ Keepchildrenout of the nmowingarea - or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchfulcareof a orespor . liner . Always place containers on the sible adultotherthan the operat ground away from your vehicle when â¢ Bealert and turn machineoff if a child filling . entersthe area . â¢ Beforeandwhile backing , look behind and downfor small children .
â¢ Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or the truck or trailer and refuel it onthe other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel ground . If this is notpossible , then spillage and remove any fuel - soaked debris . Allow machine to cool before refuelsuchequipmentwith a portablee container , ratherthanfrom a gasolin storing . dispensernozzle . â¢ If you strike a foreign object , stop and â¢ Keepthe nozzlein contactwith the grimat inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - of the fueltank or containeropenin . sary , before restarting . all timesuntil fuelingis complete Do . â¢ Never make any adjustments or repairs notuse a nozzlelock - nopendevicege with the engine running . â¢ Iffuel is spilledon clothing , cha â¢ Check grass catcher components and clothingimmediately . the discharge guard frequently and â¢ Neveroverfillfuel tank . Replacegas replace with manufacturer's recom - cap and tightensecurely . mended parts , when necessary . â¢ Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the GENERAL SERVICE blade or wear gloves , and use extra â¢ Never operate machine in a closed are . caution when servicing them . â¢ Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure â¢ Check brake operation frequently . Ad - the equipment is in safe working condi - just and service as required . tion . â¢ Maintain or replace safety and instruc - â¢ Never tamper with safety devices . tion labels , as necessary . Check their proper operation regularly . â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystand - â¢ Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children . ers before operating . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . â¢ Mow up and down slopes ( 15 Â° Max ) , â¢ Never carry passengers . not across . â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - â¢ Choose a low ground speed so that lutely necessary . Always look down you will not have to stop or shift while and behind before and while backing . on the slope . â¢ Never carry children , even with the â¢ Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on blades shut off . They may fall off and a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - be seriously injured or interfere with engage the blades and proceed slowly safe machine operation . Children who straight down the slope . have been given rides in the past may â¢ If machine stops while going uphill , suddenly appear in the mowing area disengage blades , shift into reverse for another ride and be run over or and back down slowly . backed over by the machine . â¢ Do not turn on slopes unless neces - â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - and in the watchful care of a respon - ally downhill , if possible . sible adult other than the operator . â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area . 5
In the state of California the above is re - PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline 2.0 Gallons nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states Capacity Unleaded may have similar laws . Federal laws apply and Type : Regular on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 Â° F ) muffler is available through your nearest ( API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS ( Below 32 Â° F ) section of this manual ) . Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 4.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION W / O Filter : 3.75 Pints AGREEMENTS Spark Plug : Champion QC12YC Congratulations on making a smart pur - ( GAP : . 040 " ) chase . Your new Craftsman Â® product is Ground Speed Forward : 5.5 designed and manufactured for years of ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.4 dependable operation . But like all prod - Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Rear : 10 PSI tion Agreement can save you money and Charging System : 3 Amps Battery aggravation . 5 Amps Headlights Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Battery : Amp / Hr : 35 now and protect yourself from unexpected Min . CCA : 280 hassle and expense . Case Size : U1R Here's what's included in the Agreement : â¢ Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Blade Bolt 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . sional repair specialists . Torque : â¢ Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase â¢ Product replacement if your covered of a new tractor . It has been designed , product can't be fixed . engineered and manufactured to give â¢ Discount of 10 % from regular price of you the best possible dependability and service and service - related parts not performance . covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % Should you experience any problem you off regular price of preventive mainte - cannot easily remedy , please contact a nance check . Sears or other qualified service center . â¢ Fast help by phone - phone support We have competent , well - trained techni - from a Sears technician on products cians and the proper tools to service or requiring in - home repair , plus conve - repair this tractor . nient repair scheduling . Please read and retain this manual . The Once you purchase the Agreement , a instructions will enable you to assemble simple phone call is all that it takes for you and maintain your tractor properly . Always to schedule service . You can call anytime observe the " SAFETY RULES " . day or night , or schedule a service ap - pointment online . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Sears has over 12,000 professional repair â¢ Read and observe the safety rules . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 â¢ Follow a regular schedule in main - million quality parts and accessories . taining , caring for and using your tractor . That's the kind of professionalism you can â¢ Follow the instructions under " Mainte - count on to help prolong the life of your nance " and " Storage " sections of this new purchase for years to come . Purchase owner's manual . your Repair Protection Agreement today ! _ IbWARNING : This tractor is equipped Some limitations and exclusions apply . with an internal combustion engine and For prices and additional information should not be used on or near any unim - call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE grass - covered land unless the engine's For Sears professional installation of home exhaust system is equipped with a spark appliances , garage door openers , water arrester meeting applicable local or state heaters , and other major home items , in laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® should be maintained in effective working order by the operator .
Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer Steering u I I w Steering Wheel Adapter Extension Boot Shaft Steering ( 1 ) 5 / 16 Lock Washer ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 4 U Seat \ ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet
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 . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below . ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of view , when you are in the operating posi - tion ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any BOOT staples in skid that may puncture tires 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - where tractor is to roll off skid . ing shaft . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab INSTALL SEAT slots in dash and push down to secure . 1 . Remove adjustment bolt , lock washer and flat washer securing seat to INSTALL STEERING WHEEL cardboard packing and set aside for 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so assembly of seat to tractor . they are pointing straight forward . 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from the cardboard packing . Remove the steering wheel and slide adapter onto cardboard packing and discard . steering shaft extension . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars shoulder bolts are positioned over the are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide large slotted holes in pan . inside boot and onto adapter . 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 5 / 16 lock bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear washer , 5 / 16 hex bolt and tighten of tractor . securely . 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center semble adjustment bolt , Iockwasher of steering wheel . and flat washer loosely . Do not tighten . 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - 6 . Lower seat into operating position and tor hood and grill . sit in seat .
7 . Slide seat until a comfortableposition NOTE : You may now roll or drive your is reachedwhichallowsyouto press tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor clutch / brakepedalall the waydown . from the skid . 8 . Get off seatwithout movingits ad - justed position . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 9 . Raiseseat and tighten adjustmentbolt Operation section for location and securely . function of controls ) 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Seat attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - Seat mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . Shoulder 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . Bolts 5 . Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and Flat Washer function of controls ) _ , WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure Adjustment Knob tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . CHECK BATTERY 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank NOTE : If this battery is put into service with gasoline . after month and year indicated on label 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - ( label located between terminals ) charge mission engaged " position . ( See " TO battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 TRANSPORT " in the Operation section amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance of this manual ) . section of this manual for charging instruc - 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , tions ) . depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral Seat Pan ( N ) position . 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Terminal attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has Terminal started , move throttle control to idle position . 8 . Release parking brake . 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow .
CHECKTIRE PRESSURE _ CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated Before you operate your new tractor , we at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - wish to assure that you receive the best rect tire pressure is important for best performance and satisfaction from this cutting performance . quality product . â¢ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in Please review the following checklist : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section , / All assembly instructions have been of this manual . completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Battery is properly prepared and For best cutting results , mower hous - charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . ing should be properly leveled . See " TO , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service ened securely . and Adjustments section of this manual . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) . OF ALL BELTS , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled See the figures that are shown for replac - side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting ing motion and mower blade drive belts results . ( Tires must be properly inflated in the Service and Adjustments section for leveling ) . of this manual . Verify that the belts are , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure routed correctly . they are routed properly around pulleys CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections After you learn how to operate your trac - are still secure and wires are properly tor , check to see that the brake is properly clamped . adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel this manual . control is in " transmission engaged " position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important items : , / Engine oil is at proper level . , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , reg - ular unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . , / Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) are working properly ( See the Opera - tion and Maintenance sections in this manual ) . , / It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 10
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 REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST IGNITION SWITCH 0 G 6 ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) t oi FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT OVER TEMP LIGHT m ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS DANGER , KEEP HANDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , LIGHTS ON will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , might result in minor or moderate injury . CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , & indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury death . The safety alert symbol , = hll ; lllt = Bl , , and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or property damage . and / or property damage . 11
KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Ignition Switch Attachment ROS " ON " Position Clutch Lever Choke Control Light Switch Lift Lever Plunger Attachment Lift Lever Heighttment Clutch / Brake Adjus Pedal Indicator Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Throttle Control Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and to engage the mower blades , or other at - stopping the engine . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release tachments mounted to your tractor . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to attachment lift lever when changing its raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or position . other attachments mounted to your tractor . LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the a cold engine . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for speed and direction of tractor . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . brake pedal into the brake position . FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) transmission for pushing or slowly towing " ON " POSITION - Allows operation of the tractor with the engine off . mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse . THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control 12engine speed .
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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and remove key . Always remove key when TO SET PARKING BRAKE leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized Your tractor is equipped with an operator use . presence sensing switch . When engine â¢ Never use choke to stop engine . is running , any attempt by the operator IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch to leave the seat without first setting the in any position other than " STOP " will parking brake will shut off the engine . cause the battery to discharge and go 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way dead . down and hold . NOTE : Under certain conditions when 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release tractor is standing idle with the engine run - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . ning , hot engine exhaust gases may cause Pedal should remain in brake position . " browning " of grass . To eliminate this pos - Make sure parking brake will hold trac - sibility , always stop engine when stopping tor secure . tractor on grass areas . Attachment Clutch Lever , _ CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - " Engaged " Position Choke pletely , as described above , before leaving Control nition Key the operator's position . Throttle " Disengaged " TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Control Position Always operate engine at full throttle . Motion Control â¢ Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate . â¢ Full throttle offers the best bagging and " Disengaged " mower performance . Position TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Clutch / Parking Brake Brake " Engaged " Use choke control whenever you are start - Pedal Position ing a cold engine . Do not use to start a STOPPING warm engine . â¢ To engage choke control , pull knob out . MOWER BLADES - Slowly push knob in to disengage . â¢ To stop mower blades , move attachment TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . The direction and speed of movement is GROUND DRIVE - controlled by the motion control lever . 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in â¢ To stop ground drive , depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down . neutral ( N ) position . â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) 2 . Release parking brake . position . 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to IMPORTANT : The motion control lever desired position . does not return to neutral ( N ) position TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . The position of the attachment lift lever ENGINE - determines the cutting height . â¢ Move throttle control between half and â¢ Grasp lift lever . full speed ( fast ) position . â¢ Press plunger with thumb and move NOTE : Failure to move throttle control lever to desired position . between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - tion , before stopping , may cause engine to " backfire " . 13
TO OPERATE MOWER The cutting height range is approxi - mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - Your tractor is equipped with an operator sured from the ground to the blade tip with presence sensing switch . Any attempt the engine not running . These heights by the operator to leave the seat with the are approximate and may vary depending engine running and the attachment clutch upon soil conditions , height of grass and engaged will shut off the engine . You must types of grass being mowed . remain fully and centrally positioned in the â¢ The average lawn should be cut to ap - seat to prevent the engine from hesitating proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool or cutting off when operating your equip - season and to over 3 inches during hot ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . months . For healthier and better looking 1 . Select desired height of cut . lawns , mow often and after moderate 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - growth . tachment clutch control . â¢ For best cutting performance , grass over TO STOP MOWER BLADES - 6 inches in height should be mowed disengage attachment clutch control . twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; _ , CAUTION : Do not operate the mower the second to desired height . without either the entire grass catcher , TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when Attachment Attachemnt mower is at the desired cutting height in Clutch Lever Lift Lever operating position . Gauge wheels then " Engaged " Highsition Position Po keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . Low NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor Position on a flat level surface . " Disengaged " 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height Position Deflector ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . 2 . With mower in desired height of cut position , gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground . Install gauge wheel in ap - OPERATING IN REVERSE propriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and tighten Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by securely . the operator to travel in the reverse direc - 3 . Repeat for opposite side , installing tion with the attachment clutch engaged gauge wheel in same adjustment hole . will shut off the engine unless the ignition key is placed in the ROS " ON " position . Gaugeel , _ WARNING : Backing up with the at - Whe tachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS Bracket " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged , should only 3 / 8 - 16 be done when the operator decides it is Locknut necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged . Do not mow in 3 / 8 Washer reverse unless absolutely necessary . Bolt Gauge Wheel USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - 1 . Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - tion . . Look down and behind before backing up . 14
. Slowly move motion control lever to Transmission Engaged reverse ( R ) position to start movement . 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer needed , turn the ignition key clockwise to engine " ON " position . ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position ( Normal Operating ) Transmission Disengaged NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and TO OPERATE ON HILLS secured to tractor . Use an appropriate _ , WARNING : Do not drive up or down means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and do etc . ) . not drive across any slope . Use the slope TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - guide at the back of this manual . MENTS â¢ Choose the slowest speed before start - Tow only the attachments that are recom - ing up or down hills . mended by and comply with specifications â¢ Avoid stopping or changing speed on of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use hills . common sense when towing . Too heavy â¢ If slowing is necessary , move throttle of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . control lever to slower position . Tires can lose traction with the ground and â¢ If stopping is absolutely necessary , cause you to lose control of your tractor . push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL position . The engine in your tractor has been IMPORTANT : The motion control lever shipped , from the factory , already filled does not return to neutral ( N ) position with summer weight oil . when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level â¢ To restart movement , slowly release ground . parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe â¢ Slowly move motion control lever to clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw slowest setting . cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - â¢ Make all turns slowly . move and read oil level . If necessary , TO TRANSPORT add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is When pushing or towing your tractor , be reached . Do not overfill . sure to disengage transmission by placing â¢ For cold weather operation you should freewheel control in freewheeling position . change oil for easier starting ( ( See the Freewheel control is located at the rear oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance drawbar of tractor . section of this manual ) . 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - â¢ To change engine oil , see the Mainte - tion with attachment lift control . nance section in this manual . 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down ADD GASOLINE into the slot and release so it is held in â¢ Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . the disengaged position . Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular â¢ Do not push or tow tractor at more than unleaded gasoline with a minimum of two ( 2 ) MPH . 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will â¢ To re - engage transmission , reverse increase carbon and lead oxide deposits above procedure . and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - ties that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . 15
WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and _ ICAUTION : Wipeoff anyspilled oil or above ) fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke near an openflame . control in until the engine begins to IMPORTANT : Whenoperatingin tempera - run smoothly . If the engine starts to tures below32 Â° F ( 0 Â° C ) , usefresh , clean winter gradegasolineto help insuregood run roughly , pull the choke control out cold weatherstarting . slightly for a few seconds and then CAUTION : Alcoholblendedfuels ( called continue to push the control in slowly . gasoholor usingethanolor methanol ) can â¢ The attachments and ground drive can attractmoisturewhich leadsto separa - now be used . If the engine does not tion andformationof acids duringstorage . accept the load , restart the engine and Acidic gas can damagethe fuelsystem of allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . an enginewhilein storage . Toavoidengine problems , the fuel system COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and shouldbe emptiedbeforestorage of a30rt below ) daysor longer . Drainthe gas tank , st 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke the engineand let it run untilthe fuel llines control in until the engine begins to run and carburetorare empty . Usefreshfue smoothly . Continue to push the choke nextseason . SeeStorage Instructionsfor additionalinformation . control in small steps allowing the en - Neveruse engineor carburetorcleaner gine to accept small changes in speed productsinthe fueltank or permanent and load , until the choke control is fully damagemayoccur . in . If the engine starts to run roughly , pull the choke control out slightly for a TO START ENGINE few seconds and then continue to push When starting the engine for the first time the control in slowly . This may require or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will an engine warm - up period from several take extra cranking time to move fuel from seconds to several minutes , depending the tank to the engine . on the temperature . 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP transmission engaged position . Before driving the unit in cold weather , 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , the transmission should be warmed up as depress clutch / brake pedal and set follows : parking brake . 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral 2 . Place the motion control lever in ( N ) position . neutral . Release the parking brake and 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged let the clutch / brake slowly return to position . operating position . 5 . Move throttle control to fast position 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to 6 . Pull choke control out for a cold engine warm up . This can be done during the start attempt . For a warm engine start engine warm up period . attempt the choke control may not be â¢ The attachments can be used during needed . the engine warm - up period after the NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and transmission has been warmed up and cold starting procedures below . may require the choke control be pulled 7 . Insert key into ignition and turn key out slightly . clockwise to start position and release NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 key as soon as engine starts . Do feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) not run starter continuously for more the carburetor fuel mixture may need to than fifteen seconds per minute . If the be adjusted for best engine performance engine does not start after several ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the attempts , push choke control in , wait Service and Adjustments section of this a few minutes and try again . If engine manual ) . still does not start , pull the choke con - trol out and retry . 16
PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING TIPS To ensure proper operation and per - â¢ Mower should be properly leveled for formance , it is recommended that the best mowing performance . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time . This procedure will Service and Adjustments section of this manual . remove any trapped air inside the trans - â¢ The left hand side of mower should be mission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor . used for trimming . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission â¢ Drive so that clippings are discharged require removal for service or replace - onto the area that has already been cut . ment , it should be purged after reinstall - Have the cut area to the right of the trac - tor . This will result in a more even distri - ation before operating the tractor . 1 . Place tractor safely in an area that is bution of clippings and more uniform flat for approximately 80 feet in front of cutting . the tractor and set the parking brake . â¢ When mowing large areas , start by 2 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . turning to the right so that clippings will After the engine is running , move discharge away from shrubs , fences , throttle control to slow position . With driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , motion control lever in neutral ( N ) mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished . position , slowly disengage clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 20 feet . After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse 00272 return the motion control lever to the neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - â¢ If grass is extremely tall , it should be dure three ( 3 ) times . mowed twice to reduce load and pos - Your transmission is now purged and now sible fire hazard from dried clippings . ready for normal operation . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . â¢ Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry before mowing . â¢ Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mow - ing performance and proper discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired . â¢ When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 17
FILL IN DATES / _ / _ X'x _ ' _ / _ _ " AS YOU COMPLETE / _ _ / _ _ 4 _ / _ / O . O _ q " . REGULAR SERVICE / _ r / _ ' _ VSERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems I _ R Check for Loose Fasteners If ll _ s If A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 11 _ 3 C Lubrication Chart I _ I _ 0 Check Battery Level 1 _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals ll _ If Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts if Check Engine Oil Level If I _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) Ill1 , 2 If E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) 11 _ 1,2 I _ N Clean Air Filter _ 2 G Clean Air Screen 1 _ 2 Arrester v ' Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins I _ 2 Replace Spark Plug If If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - tree battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions , 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten , GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to dPS _ Spindle operator abuse or negligence . To receive Zerk Zerk full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made _ Front Wheel _ Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your Bearing . . . . : : ' tractor . Zerk At least once a season , check to see if ng Zerk you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments @ Engine , _ section of this manual . â¢ At least once a year you should replace t the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . _ 01964 _ I A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help ( 1 _ General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last longer . @ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attract 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 - ROS systems for proper operation . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 18
TRACTOR CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) SYSTEM Always observe safety rules when per - â¢ When the engine is running with the ig - forming any maintenance . BRAKE OPERATION nition switch in the engine " ON " position and the attachment clutch is engaged , If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet any attempt by the operator to shift into to stop at highest speed in highest gear reverse should shut off the engine . on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , â¢ When the engine is running with the then brake must be checked and adjusted . ignition switch in the ROS " ON " position ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and the attachment clutch is engaged , and Adjustments section of this manual ) . any attempt by the operator to shift into TIRES reverse should NOT shut off the engine â¢ Maintain proper air pressure in all tires BLADE CARE ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " For best results mower blades must be section of this manual ) . kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged â¢ Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect blades . control chemicals which can harm rub - A CAUTION : Use only a replacement ber . blade approved by the manufacturer of â¢ Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp your tractor . Using a blade not approved objects and other hazards that may by the manufacturer of your tractor is cause tire damage . hazardous , could damage your tractor and NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent void your warranty . flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts BLADE REMOVAL dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - rot and corrosion . low access to blades . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade Be sure operator presence and reverse with trailing edge up towards deck as operation systems are working properly . If shown . your tractor does not function as de - IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , scribed , repair the problem immediately . center hole in blade must align with star â¢ The engine should not start unless the on mandrel assembly . brake pedal is fully depressed , and 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer the attachment clutch control is in the and flat washer in exact order as disengaged position . shown . CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . SYSTEM Lbs . torque ) . IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . â¢ When the engine is running , any at - If bolt needs replacing , replace only with tempt by the operator to leave the seat approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine . Trailing Mandrel iembly â¢ When the engine is running and the Edge Up _ Blade Center attachment clutch is engaged , any at - tempt by the operator to leave the seat Flat should shut off the engine . â¢ The attachment clutch should never op - erate unless the operator is in the seat . ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position ( Normal Operating ) TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - ening blade - but if you do , be sure the blade is balanced . Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine . 19
â¢ The blade can be sharpened with a file Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt sion while engine is running or while the to sharpen while on the mower . transmission is hot . To prevent possible â¢ To check blade balance , you will need a damage to seals , do not use high pres - 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone sure water or steam to clean transaxle . balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , â¢ Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades follow the instructions supplied with are intact and clean . balancer . ) â¢ Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing pings and other materials . To prevent blade . The lobes of the center hole may damage to seals , do not use com - appear to be centered , but are not . pressed air or high pressure sprayer to â¢ Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion clean cooling fins . of the steel bolt or pin and hold the TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If The transaxle was sealed at the factory blade is balanced , it should remain in a and fluid maintenance is not required for horizontal position . If either end of the the life of the transaxle . Should the trans - blade moves downward , sharpen the axle ever leak or require servicing , contact heavy end until the blade is balanced . a Sears or other qualified service center . V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear Blade after 100 hours of operation and replace 5 / 8 " Bolt or Pin if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Replace belts if they begin to slip from Center Hole wear . BATT E RY ENGINE Your tractor has a battery charging system LUBRICATION which is sufficient for normal use . How - Only use high quality detergent oil rated ever , periodic charging of the battery with with API service classification SG - SL an automotive charger will extend its life . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade â¢ Keep battery and terminals clean . according to your expected operating â¢ Keep battery bolts tight . temperature . â¢ Keep small vent holes open . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES â¢ Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers . F - 20 0 30 32 40 60 80 100 Adding or checking level of electrolyte is c - _ o - 20 - 1 ; ; ; o _ o 1o 40 TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE not necessary . oH vis _ clq _ rtl TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils Corrosion and dirt on the battery and ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in terminals can cause the battery to " leak " cold weather , they will result in increased power . oil consumption when used above 32 Â° F . 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first Check your engine oil level more frequent - then RED battery cable and remove ly to avoid possible engine damage from battery from tractor . running low on oil . 2 . Rinse the battery with plain water and Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - dry . eration or at least once a year if the tractor 3 . Clean terminals and battery cable is not used for 50 hours in one year . ends with wire brush until bright . Check the crankcase oil level before start - 4 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) leum jelly . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / 5 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING dipstick securely each time you check the BATTERY " in the Service and Adjust - oil level . ments section of this manual ) . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL TRANSAXLE COOLING Determine temperature range expected The transmission fan and cooling fins before oil change . All oil must meet API should be kept clean to assure proper service classification SG - SL . cooling . 20
â¢ Be sure tractor is on level surface . TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER â¢ Oil will drain more freely when warm . 2 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . â¢ Catch oil in a suitable container . 3 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful 4 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in not to allow dirt to enter the engine clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to when changing oil . remove excess oil . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace valve and install the drain tube onto the pre - cleaner . fitting . TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE Oil Drain Valve 1 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . Closed and 2 . Reinstall precleaner cartridge , cover Locked and secure . Position IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause deterio - ration of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry Yellow Ca cartridge . Drain Tube 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . _ _ Cartridge 5 . After oil has drained completely , close Cover and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the Foam pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the Pre - Cleane _ _ cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . CLEAN AIR SCREEN For approximate capacity see " PROD - Air screen must be kept free of dirt and UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this chaff to prevent engine damage from manual . overheating . Clean with a wire brush or 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for compressed air to remove dirt and stub - checking level . For accurate reading , born dried gum fibers . tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap To insure proper cooling , make sure the onto the tube securely when finished . grass screen , cooling fins , and other exter - ENGINE OIL FILTER nal surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times . Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is Every 100 hours of operation ( more often used more than 100 hours in one year . under extremely dusty , dirty conditions ) , remove the blower housing and other cool - AIR FILTER ing shrouds . Clean the cooling fins and Your engine will not run properly using a external surfaces as necessary . Make sure dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . after every 25 hours of operation or every NOTE : Operating the engine with a season . Service paper cartridge every blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged 100 hours of operation or every season , cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds whichever occurs first . removed will cause engine damage due to Service air cleaner more often under overheating . dusty conditions . 1 . Remove cover . 21
MUFFLER CLEANING â¢ Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . Inspect and replace corroded muffler and of all foreign matter . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - â¢ Keep finished surfaces and wheels free ate a fire hazard and / or damage . of all gasoline , oil , etc . SPARK PLUG ( S ) â¢ Protect painted surfaces with automotive Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning type wax . of each mowing season or after every We do not recommend using a garden 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs hose or pressure washer to clean your first . Spark plug type and gap setting are tractor unless the engine and transmis - shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sion covered to keep water out . Water section of this manual . in engine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor . Use compressed IN - LINE FUEL FILTER air or a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves The fuel filter should be replaced once and trash from tractor and mower . 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 _ Clamp Fuel Filter 22
WSEARRVNIICNEG : ORTOADAJVUOSITDMESNETRSI : OUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links and hook Mower will be easier to remove from the the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . right side of tractor . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - TO INSTALL MOWER GAGED " position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . lower mower to its lowest position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . tor shield to right side of tractor . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide secure with retainer springs . collar off and push housing guide out of bracket . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear bracket and secure with retainer spring . deck brackets by removing retainer 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into springs . bracket , slide collar onto guide and 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by secure with large retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms . Slide mower out from under tractor . Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spring Small Retainer Clutch Engine S Pulley Retainer Spring Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23
â¢ If links are not equal in length , adjust 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on one link to same length as other link . idler pulley bolt and secure with small â¢ To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " retainer spring . on both front links an equal number of 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . turns . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Adjust the mower while tractor is parked lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " on level ground or driveway . Make sure against trunnion on both front links . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - â¢ 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 equal in length . â¢ Raise mower to its highest position . â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower â¢ 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 both â¢ Recheck side - to - side adjustment . sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . â¢ If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - Â° Â° â¢ o _ Â° o 01 ment on one side of mower only . â¢ To raise one side of mower , tighten lift _ _ Mandrel link adjustment nut on that side . â¢ To lower one side of mower , loosen lift Both Front Links Should be ual in Length link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . â¢ Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of of mower to mower to ground ground - _ t / Nut " F " Arm Lift Link N _ Adjustment Front Links FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE 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 . BELT REMOVAL - To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " 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 â¢ 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 in length . 24 and inside all belt guides .
3 . Installmower ( See " To InstallMower " With parking brake " Engaged " inthis sectionof this manual ) . _ N ut " A " Mandrel Idler Opera _ ting dam Nut TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Pulley Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the BELT REMOVAL - right side of the transaxle . 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to MOWER " in this section of manual ) . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt level , dry concrete or paved surface , then and position of all belt guides and keepers . brake must be checked and adjusted . 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and TO CHECK BRAKE clutching idler . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 3 . Remove belt downward from around paved surface , depress clutch / brake engine pulley . pedal all the way down and engage 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . parking brake . Carefully remove belt upwards from 2 . Disengage transmission by placing transmission input pulley . freewheel control in " transmission dis - 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - and pull belt away from tractor . trol out and into the slot and release so BELT INSTALLATION - it is held in the disengaged position . 1 . Carefully work new belt down onto the The rear wheels must lock and skid when input pulley . you try to manually push the tractor for - 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll needs to be adjusted or the pads need to around the top groove of engine pulley . be replaced . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and TO ADJUST BRAKE clutching idler . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves down and engage parking brake . and inside all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A ' . 4 . Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in " transmission engaged " position . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is neces - sary . Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 25
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT EnginePulley Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in ClutchingIdlerI _ _ I the Operation section of this manual . TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - MENT If steering wheel crossbars are not Keeper 11 _ j _ \ _ , _ horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAM BER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor . If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LE - camber , contact a Sears or other qualified VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT service center . The motion control lever has been preset TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS at the factory and adjustment should not 1 . Block up axle securely . be necessary . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the washers to allow wheel removal ( rear right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 2 . Start engine and move motion con - trol lever until tractor does not move 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . forward or backward . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining tion and turn engine off . ring securely in axle groove . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 5 . Replace axle cover . place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 5 . Move motion control lever to the neutral NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . to get to adjustment bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position . Washers After above adjustment is made , if the Retaining Ring tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral Axle Cover position , follow these steps : 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to Square eKeyel creep . ( Rear Wh Only ) - 11 _ 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 4 . Start engine and test . TERY 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satisfied . _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - Motion Control erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame Lever Lock and smoking materials away from bat - . . . . . . . . Gate 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 Adjustment Bolt this manual ) . 26
If " jumpercables " are usedfor emergency starting , followthis procedure : IMPORTANT : Yourtractor is etequippedcleuses . with a 12voltsystem.The othervehiohicl must also be a 12voltsystem.Do vne yourtractor batteryto start other TOATTACHJUMPERCABLES - 1 . Connectone end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminalof eachrt Terminal battery ( A - B ) , taking care notto sho Keps againsttractorchassis . Nut _ Hex Bolt 2 . Connectone end of the BLACKcable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully chargedbattery . 3 . Connectthe otherend of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassisground , awayfrom fuel tankand battery . Positive ( Red ) Cable Negative ( Black ) Cable TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the 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 your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . 02614 â¢ Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . Weak or Dead Battery Fully Charged Battery TO REPLACE FUSE REPLACING BATTERY Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located _ WARNING : Do not short battery behind the dash . terminals by allowing a wrench or any TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - other object to contact both terminals at SEMBLY the same time . Before connecting battery , 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 seat pan 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 . Slide terminal cover over terminal 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining hex _ x Headn'iegc _ trVVire bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . 27
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ENGINE Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your Maintenance , repair , or replacement of engine does not operate properly due to the emission control devices and systems , suspected carburetor problems , take your which are being done at the customers ex - tractor to a Sears or other qualified service pense , may be performed by any non - road center for repair and / or adjustment . engine repair establishment or individual . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Warranty repairs must be performed by an not adjust - damage may result . authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeed - CABLE ing the engine above the factory high The throttle control has been preset at the speed setting can be dangerous . If you factory and adjustment should not be nec - think the engine - governed high speed essary . Check adjustment as described needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other below before loosening cable . If adjust - qualified service center , , which has proper ment is necessary , proceed as follows : equipment and experience to make any 1 . With engine not running , move throttle necessary adjustments . control lever to fast position . 2 . Check that swivel is against stop . If it is Stc not , loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop . Tighten cable clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - Swivel Clampw ment is necessary , proceed as follows : Scre 1 . With engine not running , move choke control ( located on dash panel ) to full choke position . 2 . Loosen knob and remove cover as - sembly from air cleaner . 3 . Choke should be closed . If it is not , loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed . Tighten casing clamp screw securely . 4 . Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob . Clamp Screw 28
Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - hose , or tank during storage . Also , alcohol age at the end of the season or if the trac - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using tor will not be used for 30 days or more . ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of _ ICAUTION : Never store the tractor acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - with gasoline in the tank inside a building age the fuel system of an engine while in where fumes may reach an open flame storage . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before â¢ Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - storing in any enclosure . gine and letting it run until the fuel lines TRACTOR and carburetor are empty . Remove mower from tractor for winter â¢ Never use engine or carburetor cleaner storage . When mower is to be stored for a products in the fuel tank or permanent period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove damage may occur . â¢ Use fresh fuel next season . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " alternative in minimizing the formation of in the Maintenance section of this fuel gum deposits during storage . Add manual ) . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary age container . Always follow the mix ratio ( See belt replacement instructions in found on stabilizer container . Run engine the Service and Adjustments section of at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - this manual ) . 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and section of this manual . carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws ENGINE OIL are securely fastened . Inspect moving Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace parts for damage , breakage and wear . with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in Replace if necessary . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint CYLINDER ( S ) surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . BATTERY 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . â¢ Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to " START " position â¢ After a period of time in storage , battery for a few seconds to distribute oil . may require recharging . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . â¢ To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , OTHER battery cables should be disconnected â¢ Do not store gasoline from one season and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO to another . CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in â¢ Replace your gasoline can if your can the Maintenance section of this manual ) . starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your â¢ After cleaning , leave cables discon - gasoline will cause problems . nected and place cables where they â¢ If possible , store your tractor indoors cannot come in contact with battery and cover it to give protection from dust terminals . and dirt . â¢ If battery is removed from tractor for â¢ Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - storage , do not store battery directly on tective cover that does not retain mois - concrete or damp surfaces . ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot ENGINE breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent engine and exhaust areas are still warm . gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel 29
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 30
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change ( cont . ) spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade vibration 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 dies when Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety 1 . Check wiring , switches and to run when presence control system . connections . If not corrected , contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . 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 from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . 31
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . Poor grass 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before discharge mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . ( continued ) 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 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 . Headlight ( s ) not 1 . Light switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn light switch " ON " . 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 al / connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . . . Move throttle control Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine " OFF " ( fast ) position before stopping ( fast ) position before engine . stopping engine . 32
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 SCHEMATIC SOLENOID STARTER i TO 101 i i i BLACK GRAY REVERSE SWITCH SHORTING CONNECTOR r J i I i BLACK i i . . . . 1 _ f _ / _ _ 1 NOT IN REVERSE 1 1 it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i SPARK PLUGS SLAC _ ' _ ' X _ TE IGNITION _ f _ GAP â¢ . ' _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNIT _ . ' _ ( 2 PLUGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) I BLoE Â¢ _ ] BLAOK I I FUEL I ( OPTIONAL ) I1 _ . i . ll . . . . . . . . . . . . . LINE I BLUE I CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC MIN . @ 3600 RPM I ' _ / I _ I 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM ( CH / ARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED ) FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID r ! / _ _ Z I RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , LIGHTING SYSTEM OL _ T _ _ _ ' _ ) ' _ j _ 1 ' _ , 5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM DIODE I ALTERNATOR I i L I F - - - CY O , o = A . G _ LIGHT SWITCH = ' IKI _ . @ 3600 RPM ( UGHTSOFF ) NOTE HEADLIGHTS YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOTE CONNECTED TO TH _ 0 BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIR NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLENS OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . CONNECTIONS CONNECTIO BECAUSE OF THIS , THE IGNITION SWITCH BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTSE WILL CHANGE WITH ENGIN WIRING INSULATED CLIPS POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS OFF M + G + A1 WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF RUN / OVERRIDE B + A1 SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED RUN B + A1 L + A2 WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . START B + S + A1 02836 33
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 ELECTRICAL I I 24 41 26 I I \ \ \ \ \ / / \ \ / \ / \ / 52 93 29 34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 144927 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 183759 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga . 11 " red 25 146147 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 " black 29 192749 Switch Seat 30 193350 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Ign 34 110712X Switch Light 40 193374 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 48 140844 Adapter Ammeter 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Terminal 92 193465 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch 93 192540 Screw Plastic 10 - 14 x 2.0 94 191834 Module Reverse ROS NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 29 212 _ 28 30 _ 159 39 278 I 58 I 25 26 31 @ / 5 208 209 208 207 26 13 209 33 10 208 37 145 209 34 26 chassis - Laser - It . stlt 48 38 36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 193510X012 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 11 174996 Panel , Dash , L H . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 185682X613 Hood Assembly 18 184921 Bumper Hood 24 STD523710 Bolt Fin . Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 25 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . 26 STD541437 Nut 28 193258 Grille / Lens Asm . ( includes Key Nos . 29 and 212 ) 29 174332X599 Lens 30 192528x613 Fend / Ftrest 31 136619 Bracket , Fender Support 33 179716X613 Footrest LH 34 179717X613 Footrest RH 35 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly , Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 58 184462 Air Duct 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 169473X428 Cupholder 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tytt 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 212 175143 Insert Lens Reflective 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex - - 5479J Plug , Button - - 187801 Plug Plastic Dome NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 GROUND DRIVE 166 47 " _ 62 32 120 _ 36 52 36 35 53 30 29 i 252 \ 4 22 " \ v 55 19 252 25 78 76 74 75 drive - hydro . stlt 72 38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 69 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 uric ( See Breakdown ) 70 134683 Keeper Belt Engine 8 192706 Rod Shift Fender 74 137057 Spacer 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 75 121749X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 76 STD581075 E - Ring 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 77 123583X Key , Square 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 78 121748X Washer 25132 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 81 178139 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 21 130564 Knob 82 165711 Spring Torsion Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 22 178141 Rod , Brake 83 19171216 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 318 - 16 uric 85 150360 Nut Lock Center 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 89 192056X428 Console , Shift 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 118 x 3 / 4 CAD . 95 178134 Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Washer 9132 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 112 19091210 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 150 175456 Spacer Retainer Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 151 19133210 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 156 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 36 19211616 Washer 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 37 1572H Pin , Roll 159 183900 Hub Shift 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 uric Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 uncx 1 Gr . 5 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 163 74780416 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever Screw 5t16 - 18 x 5t8 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch 166 17490510 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr 5 169 165580 Plate Fastening 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 318 - 16 unc 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 5t8 " 1D 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 uric 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x 105 " 53 105710X Link , Clutch 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 56 17060620 Screw 3t8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 245 178122 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 57 178138 V - Belt 246 178121 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 247 181463 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 61 17120614 Screw 318 - 16 x . 875 251 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 62 8883R Cover , Pedal 252 19131616 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 318 - 16 x 3 / 4 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 263 17000612 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 65 STD551143 Washer NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 STEERING ASSEMBLY 97 39 / , ( , . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . j ' ] + " - ' - - - _ 1 t _ 42 i 88 91 43 _ 67 67 J 46 47 8 _ 67 \ j , J " 3 82 _ 1 " , / / is 40 28 8 3O steering pl . lt 58 4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 186780 Steering Wheel 2 175131 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Washer Thrust 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 518 x 16 Ga . 7 19272016 Washer 27132 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 9 3366R Washer Thrust 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 17 190753 Shaft , Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , Drag 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cotter 32 192757 Rod , Tie 34 10040500 Washer Lock Hvy . Hlcl Spr 5 / 16 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 186781 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19113812 Washer 11 / 32 ID x 2 - 3t80D x 12 Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 318 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 190752 Extension Shaft Steering 46 121232X Cap , Spindle 47 183226 Fitting Grease 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 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Hardened 97 74780564 Bolt 5116 - 18 unc x 4 Gr . 5 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 ENGINE 2 1 14 13 / 38 31 29 I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT I engine - bs intek - twin 43 Spark Arrester KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170545 32 140527 Cap Assembly , Fuel Sears , Control , Throttle / Choke Vented 2 17720408 Screw , Hex Head , Thread 33 123487X Clamp , Hose Cutting 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 37 137040 Line , Fuel 3 Engine , Briggs Model 445577 - 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 0485 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 44 17670412 Screw , Hex Washer Head , 4 149723 Muffler 5 160589 Exhaust Tube RH Thd . , Roll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 45 17000612 Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 6 159955 Exhaust Tube LH 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 171877 Bolt 5 / 6 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 72 183906 Screw Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 10 162797 Shield Browning 78 17060624 Screw 3t8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 13 165391 Gasket 14 148456 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Tube Drain Oil Easy 23 169837 Shield BrntDbr Guard NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 25 187766X428 Control Choke 1 inch = 25.4 mm 29 137180 Arrestor , Spark 31 185534 Tank , Fuel 42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 SEAT ASSEMBLY 8 _ Â° - ! q ' I I I i I I I I I I I i I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 5 / - _ i _ I / / 12 seat _ It . knob _ 9 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180597 Seat 12 174648 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 2 180166 13 121248X Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk ) Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc 5 145006 Clip Push In Hinged 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc - 2A 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 10 180186 Pan Pnt Seat ( blk ) NOTE : AIIcomponentdimensions givenin U . S . inches 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut linch = 25.4 mm 43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 DECALS 10 3 7 7 \ 2o 11 5 \ 13 13 15 14 16 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 193307 14 160396 Decal Oper . instr . Decal , V - Belt Schematic 2 196277 Decal 15 189077 Replacement Decal , Engine 3 186280 Decal 16 172331 Hood , R . H . Decal , Mower Hvy . Duty 12 Ga . 4 186281 Decal Hood , L . H . 20 149516 Decal , Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 5 179128 Decal Deck " B " 42 " - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 6 133644 Decal Customer Maintenance - - 178392 Decal , Disconnect 7 193545 Decal Hood Side - - 179768X428 Pad , Footrest LH STLT 9 186282 Decal Fender , Craftsman - - 179769X428 Pad , Footrest RH STLT 10 156439 Decal - - 196240 Fender Danger Manual , Owner's , English 11 138047 Decal - - 196241 Battery Manual , Owner's , Spanish 13 189086 Decal Dash Panel KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 1 _ - e 2 65139 Stem Value 5,8 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 7 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front White Service 6 278H Fitting Grease 3,9 7 9040H Bearing Flange 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear White Service 11 9 138468 Tire R Ts 20 x 8 8 - 8 Service 10 7152J Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 4 6 5 13 19 13 â¢ 718 20 20 / " _ 161 32 19 15 13 . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 31 _ 32 lift - rh = l piece3 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm Inner Spring Wl 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front Plunger 2 159471 Shaft Asm . Lift 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 unc 3 105767X Pin Groove 17 175689 Trunnion BIk Zinc 4 12000002 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 6 120183X Bearing Nylong 20 163552 Retainer Spring 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt . Lift 8 122365X 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 Button Plunger Read 11 139865 Link Asm Lift L . H . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275520 MOWER DECK 67 68 158 $ 0 . 146 34 \ 21 23 24 113 111 21 25 _ 116 26 \ 119 27 118 _ 5 6 19 / / _ 21 42 deck man - t - path 3 46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 2 STD533107 Bolt 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc Front 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 54 178515 Washer , Hardened 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 55 155046 Arm , idler 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 59 141043 Guard , TUV idler 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 67 149846 Knob Custom Oval V - Belt 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 68 144959 ( The following baldes are 111 179292 Bracket Wheel Gauge LH available ) 112 179293 Bracket Wheel Gauge RH 11 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 113 17000510 Bolt 5116 - 18 Hex Whs Hd Bolt Shld " A " 2.41 " B " 1.66 ( For bagging or discharging ) 116 4898H - - 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching Std 117 188606 Wheel Gauge Wheels Nut Centerlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc ( For mulching mowers only ) 118 73930600 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 119 19121414 ( For better wear when mulching ) 142 165890 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm idler 42 " 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 143 157109 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 146 171977 Bolt Carriage Idler 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 147 131335 Spring Extension 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 150 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 152 169676 Cable Clutch 42 In 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 158 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 3 / 4 26 110452X Nut , Push 184 19131410 Washer 13 / 13 x7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 185 188234 Head Asm Cable Clutch 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( includes 29 131491 Rod , Hinge Housing , Shaft and Shaft 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head Hardware Only - Pulley Not 31 187690 Washer , Spacer included ) 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel - - 171491 Replacement Mower , Complete 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged ( Std . Deck - Order separately 34 72110612 Bolt Carr . Sh . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . guage wheels key nos . 111 5 - 113 , 116 - 119 ) 36 131494 Pulley , idler , Flat 40 73900600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 STD624003 Retainer 47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 42A . . . . 191 3 - - - 190 _ - 203 Â° 208 ( _ 105 FI 28 II 185 I 200 U 184 25 / / / ' . . . . . . . . . 182 - - _ - 22 / / / 100 , _ , _ _ 1 _ 2 _ lo2lol 48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 70 786196 Spacer . 625.765 1 772151 Cover L . H . 79 792201 Spring 3 770135 Case 85 792154 Oil Fill Plug 5 776355 Counter Shaft 87 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 6 778263 Spur Gear 11T 99 792141 Washer . 3771D . 058W 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 100 792200 Snubber Washer 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 101 792199 Snubber Spring . 471D 14 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 102 792184 Washer . 4371D . 078W 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 103 792193 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 17 786139 Drive Pin 104 792198 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24 22 792194 Spring 105 780096 Washer . 625 ID . 057W 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 106 786162 Sleeve Assembly 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 107 792046 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 26 792125 Retaining Ring 109 788104 " O " Ring 28 792035 Retaining Ring 113 786199 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 29 780065 Washer . 627 ID . 091W 114 786200 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 115 786198 Sleeve Assembly ( Incl . 87 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 127 784384 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl . 109 ) 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon 38 799021 Brake Pad 157 788102 Oil Seal 9 / 16 " 1D 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 180 730229 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 41 790102 Brake Lever 182 788103 Grommet 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 183 792118 Relief Valve 42A 792203 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 184 792196 Hose Barb 43 792171 Screw , 10 - 24 x . 500 185 798050 Tubing 1 / 2 x 5 44A 790100 Inside Brake ( Mach ) 190 792150 Washer 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Casting ) 191 792151 Nut 7 / 16 - 20 45 790101 Actuator Rod 200 794787 Differential ( Gear Reduction 47 774869 Axle 16.812 Drive ) 48 774688 Axle 11.625 203 798044 Pulley & Hub Ass'y 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 206 798055 Disconnect Lever 56 778379 Spur Gear 81T 207 798053 Mounting Plate 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 208 798040 Fan 67 776440 Brakeshaft 209 798054 Control Lever 210 794788 Hydro Module LH Fender Con - trol 49
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445577 , TYPE NUMBER 0485 - E1 5O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445577 , TYPE NUMBER 0485 - E1 35 _ 36 1029 1022 1100 _ 798 _ 33y 211 209 _ % 635 _ 118AI % @ 914 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KI1 51 1370 14211128 | 276 O 104 _ 1123 Â© 616U 1124 _ 105 _ 633 @ 987 _ ) 552 @ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SE'r 552A6 742 @ 51 _ 137 @ 404 Â© 552A 8 o72 _ 15o _ 27 Â° Â® 987 _ 691 Â® 11230 1124 _ 633 @ 51
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445577 , TYPE NUMBER 0485 - E1 I 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE _ 74 _ 1789 , 100 _ 1119 _ _ _ ' _ _ 573 _ _ 332 _ 75 _ 405 7261 695 1133R0EPAIR MANUAL I 165 _ 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868 _ 883 _ 334 _ 163 1022 _ 3o3 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3091 200 883 783 513 _ II 311 _ 71 _ 797 803 524 _ 697 _ 52
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445577 , TYPE NUMBER 0485 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 699753 Cylinder Assembly 121 699734 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 2 499585 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 125 699709 Carburetor 3 391086 , Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 130 690993 Valve - Throttle 4 699747 Sump - Engine 131 499805 Kit - Throttle Shaft 5 693998 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 1 ) 133 699724 Float - Carburetor 5A 693999 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 2 ) 135 699729 Tube - Fuel Transfer 7 693997 . + Gasket - Cylinder Head 137 690994 OSGasket - Float Bowl 8 499601 Breather Assembly 141 699722 Kit - Choke Shaft 9 690937 , Gasket - Breather 142 699726 ONozzle - Carburetor 10 691108 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 146 690979 Key - Timing 11 690942 Tube - Breather 150 690995 O _ Gasket - Nozzle 12 697227 , Gasket - Crankcase 160 699727 Retainer - Solenoid 13 791130 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 163 691001 , + Gasket - Air Cleaner 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 165 693148 Nut ( Ring Gear ) 15A 691680 Plug - Oil Drain 187 691049 Line - Fuel 16 790136 Crankshaft 187A 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 20 690947 , Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) Length ) 22 694966 Screw ( Crankcase Cover ) 188 691108 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 23 691054 Flywheel 192 690083 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 209 697674 Spring - Governor 25 694003 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 211 691019 Spring - Governed Idle 694007 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 212 695238 Link - Governor size ) 213 691021 Bracket - Choke Control 26 694004 Ring Set ( Standard ) 216 691022 Link - Choke 694008 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 219 698231 Gear - Governor 27 690975 Lock - Piston Pin 220 690412 Washer ( Governor Gear ) 28 690229 Pin - Piston ( Standard ) 222 698761 Bracket - Control 29 699699 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 227 691048 Lever - Governor Control 32 690976 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 231 690718 Screw ( Choke Valve ) 33 499596 Valve - Exhaust 240 691035 Filter - Fuel 34 697464 Valve - Intake 250 690957 Retainer - Breather 35 690963 Spring - Valve ( intake ) 252 690956 Collector - Oil 36 690963 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 42 499586 Keeper - Valve 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 45 690977 Tappet - Valve 276 690997 , OSWasher - Sealing 46 790562 Camshaft 287 691108 Screw ( Dipstick / Tube Assembly ) 48 698172 Short Block 304 790688 Housing - Blower 50 695241 Manifold - Intake 305 691005 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 51 690950 , O : l : Gasket - lntake 305A 790690 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 53 690951 Stud ( Carburetor ) 309 691262 Motor - Starter 54 699816 Screw ( intake Manifold ) 310 691263 Screw ( Starter Motor ) 73 494439 Screen - Rotating 311 497608 Brush Set 74 698425 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 332 691059 Nut ( Flywheel ) 75 691056 Washer ( Flywheel ) 333 691060 Armature - Magneto 89 690283 Plug - Oil 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 95 690718 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 337 491055 Spark Plug 98 699721 Kit - Idle Speed 104 694918 OPin - Float Hinge Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 105 698537 OValve - Float Needle O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 108 699723 Valve - Choke 121 117 699732 Jet - Main ( Standard ) $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 117A 699733 Jet - Main ( Standard ) + Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 1095 118 699458 Jet - Main ( High Altitude , Right ) 118A 790890 Jet - Main ( high Altitude , Left ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275520 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445577 , TYPE NUMBER 0485 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 358 694012 Gasket Set - Engine 865A 691014 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 2 ) Cover - Air Guide 363 19374 Puller - Flywheel 865B 691015 o + Seal - Valve 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 868 690968 WirelConnector - Alternator 385 691108 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 877 399916 387 808656 Pump - Fuel 914 691127 Screw ( Rocker Arm Cover ) Hose - Vacuum 404 690442 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 918 694000 405 697820 Screw ( Back Plate ) 929 695239 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 418 690999 Plate - Carburetor 929A 691003 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 431 790816 Elbow - Intake 943 690589 oSeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) Solenoid - Fuel 445 499486 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 947 699728 447 691003 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump Filter - Pre Cleaner 447A 691108 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 967 273638 467 691008 Knob - Air Cleaner 968 790689 Cover - Air Cleaner 467A 790697 Knob - Air Cleaner 975 499810 Bowl - Float 474 696459 Alternator 977 699735 Gasket Set - Carbu retor 505 691029 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 987 691000 OSSeaI - Throttle Shaft 510 497606 Drive - Starter 1005 790698 Fan - Flywheel 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1013 690954 Nipple - Oil Filter 523 691036 Dipstick 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump Kit - Label 524 691032 , SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 1019 693995 o + Gasket - Rocker Cover 525 691037 Tube - Dipstick 1022 690971 544 Armature - Starter ( Serviced by 1023 499599 Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 1 ) 691262 Starter Motor Only ) 1023A499600 Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 2 ) 552 690552 Bushing - Governor Crank 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 552A 690553 Bushing - Governor Crank 1026 690981 Rod - Push ( Steel ) 562 690311 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1026A690982 Rod - Push ( Aluminum ) 573 691009 Plate - Back 1027 492932 Filter - Oil Arm - Rocker 601 691038 Clamp - Hose 1029 690972 615 698290 Retainer - Governor Shaft 1035 691042 Shaft - Pump 616 691045 Crank - Governor 1036 790626 Label - Emission 617 691917 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining Owner's Manual 628 691108 Screw ( Fuel Pump Bracket ) 1058 275475 Retainer - Brush 633 690998 O $ Seal - ChoketThrottle Shaft 1090 691293 Set - Valve Gasket 635 66538 Boot - Spark Plug 1095 694013 Pivot - Rocker Arm 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1100 690973 668 691215 Spacer 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 672 690234 OSGasket - Carburetor Plate 1123 699725 O _ SeaI - O Ring ( Solenoid Retainer ) 691 690657 , Seal - Governor Shaft 1124 690988 OSSeaI - O Ring ( Fuel Transfer Tube ) 695 693149 Screw ( Ring Gear ) 1126 690991 Screw ( Fuel Transfer Tube ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1127 690992 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 703 691010 Clip 1128 690990 OScrew ( Carburetor Nozzle ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1329 446777 - 0127 Replacement Engine ( Transfer 726 499612 Gear - Ring muffler and / or spark arrestor as - 741 690980 Gear - Timing sembly from the original engine if suitable for additional service or 742 690328 Retainer - E Ring 750 696999 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) add new parts as required ) 783 693058 Gear - Pinion 1330 273521 Repair Manual 699731 Extension Fuel Transfer Tube 788 691039 Bracket - Fuel Pump 1342 789 698330 Harness - Wiring 797 691029 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 797A 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 798 697890 Screw ( Rocker Arm ) 801 691283 Cap - Drive : l : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 802 691286 Cap - End + Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 1095 803 Housing - Starter ( Serviced by 691262 Starter Motor Only ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 842 691031 , SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick ) 847 499602 Assembly - Dipstick / Tube 851 493880 Terminal - Spark Plug 865 691012 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 1 ) 54
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL L _ O1 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 . t . Fold this page atong dotted Jine indicated above . 2 , Hotd page before you so that its left edge is vertically paratle _ to a tree trunk or other upright structure , 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the foid with the elope of the hitL
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