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Owner's Manual CRRFTSMIIN ° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.275642 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the This product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , IMPORTANT : For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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MaintenanceSchedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 . Serviceand Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 . . 783.2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ProductSpecifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . RepairParts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SearsService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BackCover Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) yearsfrom the date of purchase , if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained , lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual , Searswill repairor replacefree of chargeanyparts that are foundto bedefectivein materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow . Searss . will also providefree labor for theseapplicablewarrantedpartsfor the twofull year Duringthe first 30 daysof purchase , therewill be no chargesto service the product at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty . ( Seeexclusionsbelow ) . For yours convenience , IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30day of purchase , but a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill bewaivedif the dCraftsmanSears productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location . Forthe nearestauthorize location , pleasecall 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . Thiswarranty appliesonly while this product is within the UnitedStates . ThisWarrantydoes not cover : • Expendableitemswhichbecomeworn duringnormal use , includingbut not limitedto blades , sparkplugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • StandardMaintenanceServicing , oil changes , or tune - supsideobjects , • Tire replacementor repaircausedby puncturesfrom out suchas nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse , includingbut not limitedto , damage causedbytowingobjects beyondthe capabilityof the ridingequipment , impacting objectsthat bendthe frameor crankshaft , or over - speedingthe engine . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatornegligence , includingbutnot limitedto , elec - trical and mechanicaldamagecausedby improperstorage , failureto usethe proper grade and amountof engine oil , failureto keepthe deckclear of flammabledebris , or failureto maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the owner'smanual . • Engine ( fuelsystem ) cleaningor repairscausedby fuel determinedto be contami - natedor oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel shouldbeused within 30daysof its pur - chasedate . • Normaldeteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes , or productlabel replacement . • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes . LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) daysfrom dateof purchase , if anybattery includedwiththis riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe batterywill not holda charge , Searswill replacethe batteryat no charge . Duringthe first 30daysof purchase , therewill beno chargesto replacethe batteryat yourHOME . After the first 30 days , for yourconvenience , IN - HOMEwarrantyservice will still be avail - ablebut a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill bewaivedif the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSearslocation . Forthe nearestauthorizedSearslocation , pleasecall 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This batterywarrantyappliesonly whilethis product iswithin the UnitedStates . Thiswarrantygives youspecific legalrights , and youmay also haveother rights , which vary , from stateto state . Sears , Roebuckand Co . , Dept . 817WA , HoffmanEstates , IL 60179
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IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsand feet andthrow - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafetyinstructionscould resultinserious injuryor death . • Never direct discharged material _ IWARNING : Inorder to preventac - toward anyone . Avoid discharging cidentalstartingwhensetting up , trans - material against a wall or obstruction . porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , Material may ricochet back toward the alwaysdisconnectsparkplugwire andark operator . Stop the blades when cross - placewire where it cannot contactsp ing gravel surfaces . plug . • Do not operate machine without the _ I _ WARNING : Do not coast down a hill in entire grass catcher , discharge guard , neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . or other safety devices in place and _ IWARNING : Tow only the attachments working . that are recommended by and comply with • Slowdown before turning . specifications of the manufacturer of your • Never leave a running machine tractor . Use common sense when towing . unattended . Always turn off blades , Operate only at the lowest possible speed set parking brake , stop engine , and when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , remove keys before dismounting . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can • Disengage blades when not mowing . lose traction with the ground and cause Shut off engine and wait for all parts to you to lose control of your tractor . come to a complete stop before clean - ing the machine , removing the grass _ I _ , WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of catcher , or unclogging the discharge its constituents , and certain vehicle com - guard . ponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer • Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light . and birth defects or other reproductive harm . • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs . _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals • Watch for traffic when operating near and related accessories contain lead and or crossing roadways . lead compounds , chemicals known to the • 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 . • Always wear eye protection when oper - ating machine . I . GENERAL OPERATION • Data indicates that operators , age 60 • 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 • 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 • Only allow responsible adults , who are injury . familiar with the instructions , to operate • Follow the manufacturer's recommen - the machine . dation for wheel weights or counter - • Clear the area of objects such as weights . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or picked up and thrown by the blades . other debris build - up which can touch • 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 • Never carry passengers . build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel • 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 . 3
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II , SLOPE OPERATION • Never carry children , even with the blades shut off . They may fall off and Slopes are a major factor related to loss of be seriously injured or interfere with control and tip - over accidents , which can safe machine operation . Children who result in severe injury or death . Opera - have been given rides in the past may tion on all slopes requires extra caution . If suddenly appear in the mowing area you cannot back up the slope or if you feel for another ride and be run over or uneasy on it , do not mow it . backed over by the machine . • Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Never allow children to operate the • Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or machine . other hidden objects . Uneven terrain • Use extra care when approaching blind could overturn the machine . Tall grass corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects can hide obstacles . that may block your view of a child . • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while IV . TOWING on the slope . • Tow only with a machine that has a • Do not mow on wet grass . Tires may hitch designed for towing . Do not at - lose traction . tach towed equipment except at the Always keep the machine in gear when hitch point . going down slopes . Do not shift to • Followthe manufacturer's recom - neutral and coast downhill . mendation for weight limits for towed • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on equipment and towing on slopes . a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - • Never allow children or others in or on engage the blades and proceed slowly towed equipment . straight down the slope . • On slopes , the weight of the towed • Keep all movement on the slopes slow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual . Do not make sudden and loss of control . changes in speed or direction , which • Travel slowly and allow extra distance could cause the machine to roll over . to stop . • Use extra care while operating ma - V . SERVICE chine with grass catchers or other at - tachments ; they can affect the stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do no use on steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling • Do not try to stabilize the machine by gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable putting your foot on the ground . and the vapors are explosive . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machine could and other sources of ignition . suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the • Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge caves in . • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with III . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator • Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of children . • Never store the machine or fuel con - Children are often attracted to the machine tainer where there is an open flame , and the mowing activity . Never assume spark , or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you last heater or other appliances . saw them . • Never fill containers inside a vehicle • Keep children out of the mowing area or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchful care of a respon - liner . Always place containers on the sible adult other than the operator . ground away from your vehicle when • Be alert and turn machine off if a child filling . enters the area . • Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children .
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• Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or the truck or trailerand refuelit on the other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel ground . If this is not possible , thenrtable spillage and remove any fuel - soaked refuelsuch equipmentwith a po debris . Allow machine to cool before container , ratherthanfrom a gasoline storing . dispensernozzle . • If you strike a foreign object , stop and • Keepthe nozzle incontactwiththe grimat inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - of the fuel tank or containeropenin sary , before restarting . all times until fuelingis complete . Do . • Never make any adjustments or repairs not usea nozzlelock - nopendevicege with the engine running . • If fuel is spilled on clothing , cha • Check grass catcher components and clothingimmediately . the discharge guard frequently and • Neveroverfillfuel tank . Replacegas replace with manufacturer's recom - capand tighten securely . mended parts , when necessary . • Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the GENERAL SERVICE blade or wear gloves , and use extra • Never operate machine in a closed are . caution when servicing them . • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure • Check brake operation frequently . Ad - the equipment is in safe working condi - just and service as required . tion . • Maintain or replace safety and instruc - • Never tamper with safety devices . tion labels , as necessary . Check their proper operation regularly . • Be sure the area is clear of bystand - • Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children . ers before operating . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , • Never carry passengers . not across . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Choose a low ground speed so that lutely necessary . Always look down you will not have to stop or shift while and behind before and while backing . on the slope . • Never carry children , even with the • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on blades shut off . They may fall off and a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - be seriously injured or interfere with engage the blades and proceed slowly safe machine operation . Children who straight down the slope . have been given rides in the past may • If machine stops while going uphill , suddenly appear in the mowing area disengage blades , shift into reverse for another ride and be run over or and back down slowly . backed over by the machine . • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - • Keep children out of the mowing area sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - and in the watchful care of a respon - ally downhill , if possible . sible adult other than the operator . • Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area . 5
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS In the state of California the above is re - quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states and Type : Unleaded Regular may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) muffler is available through your nearest ' API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( Below 32 ° F Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pints section of this manual ) . W / O Filter : 3.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC AGREEMENTS ( GAP : . 030 " ) Congratulations on making a smart pur - Ground Speed Forward : 5.5 chase . Your new Craftsman ® product is ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.4 designed and manufactured for years of Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI dependable operation . But like all prod - Rear : 10 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Charging 9 Amps @ 3600RPM tion Agreement can save you money and System : aggravation . Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Min . CCA : 230 now and protect yourself from unexpected Case Size : U1R hassle and expense . Here's what's included in the Agreement : Blade Bolt • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . Torque : sional repair specialists . • Unlimited service and no charge for CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase parts and labor on all covered repairs . of a new tractor . It has been designed , • Product replacement if your covered engineered and manufactured to give product can't be fixed . you the best possible dependability and • Discount of 10 % from regular price of performance . service and service - related parts not Should you experience any problem you covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % cannot easily remedy , please contact a off regular price of preventive mainte - Sears or other qualified service center . nance check . We have competent , well - trained techni - • Fast help by phone - phone support cians and the proper tools to service or from a Sears technician on products repair this tractor . Please read and retain this manual . The requiring in - home repair , plus conve - nient repair scheduling . instructions will enable you to assemble Once you purchase the Agreement , a and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service . You can call anytime CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES day or night , or schedule a service ap - • Read and observe the safety rules . pointment online . • Follow a regular schedule in main - Sears has over 12,000 professional repair taining , caring for and using your tractor . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - million quality parts and accessories . nance " and " Storage " sections of this That's the kind of professionalism you can owner's manual . count on to help prolong the life of your _ I , WARNING : This tractor is equipped new purchase for years to come . Purchase with an internal combustion engine and your Repair Protection Agreement today ! should not be used on or near any unim - Some limitations and exclusions apply . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For prices and additional information call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE arrester meeting applicable local or state For Sears professional installation of home laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it appliances , garage door openers , water should be maintained in effective working heaters , and other major home items , in order by the operator . the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ®
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( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Slope Sheet Keys ( 2 ) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory . When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the oper - ating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM 3 . Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press CARTON clutch / brake pedal all the way down . UNPACK CARTON 4 . Get off seat without moving its ad - 1 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - justed position . els of carton . Remove end panels and 5 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment lay side panels flat . knob securely . 2 . Remove protective materials from trac - tor hood and grille . IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid . CHECK BATTERY 1 . Lift hood to raised position . Adjustment NOTE : If this battery is put into service af - Knob ter month and year indicated on label ( label located between terminals ) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps . NOTE : You may now roll or drive your ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance section tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor of this manual for charging instructions ) . from the skid . , , - L % _ - ° _ . _ ' - Label TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . . . . . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . ADJUST SEAT 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - 1 . Raise seat and loosen adjustment mission disengaged " position ( See " TO knob . TRANSPORT " in the Operation section 2 . Lower seat into operating position and of this manual ) . sit in seat . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 7
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CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM 5 . Removebandingholdingdeflector shieldup againsttractor . After you learn how to operate your trac - tor , check to see that the brake is properly TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in Operation section for location and the Service and Adjustments section of function of controls ) this manual . _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the , / CHECKLIST Operation section of this manual . Be sureure Before you operate your new tractor , we tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be s wish to assure that you receive the best the area in front of tractor is clear of other performance and satisfaction from this people and objects . Quality Product . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps Please review the following checklist : have been completed . ¢ " All assembly instructions have been 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank completed . with gasoline . ¢ " No remaining loose parts in carton . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - ¢ " Battery is properly prepared and mission engaged " position . ( See " TO charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . TRANSPORT " in the Operation section ¢ " Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - of this manual ) . ened securely . 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , ¢ " All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - depress clutch / brake pedal and set the ping purposes , the tires were overin - parking brake . flated at the factory ) . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral ¢ " Be sure mower deck is properly leveled ( N ) position . side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise attach - results . ( Tires must be properly inflated ment lift lever to its highest position . for leveling ) . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has started , ¢ " Check mower and drive belts . Be sure move throttle control to idle position . they are routed properly around pulleys 8 . Release parking brake . and inside all belt keepers . 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever ¢ " Check wiring . See that all connections forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . are still secure and wires are properly 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking clamped . brake and place motion control lever in ¢ " Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel neutral position . control is in " transmission engaged " 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Continue with the instructions that follow . Operation section of this manual ) . CHECK TIRE PRESSURE While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important The tires on your tractor were overinflated items : at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - ¢ " Engine oil is at proper level . rect tire pressure is important for best ¢ " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - cutting performance . lar unleaded gasoline . • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in ¢ " Become familiar with all controls , their " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section location and function . Operate them of this manual . before you start the engine . ¢ " Be sure brake system is in safe operat - CHECK DECK LEVELNESS ing condition . For best cutting results , mower hous - ¢ " Be sure Operator Presence System and ing should be properly leveled . See " TO Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) are LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service working properly ( See the Operation and and Adjustments section of this manual . Maintenance sections in this manual ) . ¢ " It is important to purge the transmission CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION before operating your tractor for the first OF ALL BELTS time . Follow proper starting and transmis - See the figures that are shown for replac - sion purging instructions ( See " TO START ing motion and mower blade drive belts ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in the Service and Adjustments section in the Operation section of this manual ) . of this manual . Verify that the belts are routed correctly .
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Thesesymbols mayappearon yourtractoror inliteraturesuppliedwiththe product . Learnand understandtheirmeaning . R N H Ikl REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION SWITCh " ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAI _ OPERATION LOCKED UNLOCKED SYSTEM ( ROS ) t BATTERY REVERSE OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIF1 LIGHT m ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT BRAK _ CLUTCH KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED PEDAL ( 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 indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , A DANGER , KEEP HANDS U might result in minor or moderate injury . AND FEET AWAY 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 HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which , could result in serious injury or if not avoided , could result in death , serious injur death . The safety alert symbol and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , ation about hazards which can could result in death , serious injury and / or result in death , serious injury property damage . and / or property damage . 9
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . ROS " ON " Position Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Ammeter Lift Lever Plunger Throttle / Choke Control Lift Lever Light Switch Clutch / Brake , " Pedal . . . - . " Height Adjustment Freewheel Control Parking Brake Lever Motion Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or discharging ( - ) of battery . attachment lift lever when changing its ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used position . LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on to engage the mower blades or other at - and off . tachments mounted to your tractor . MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to speed and direction of tractor . raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) declutching and braking the tractor and " ON " POSITION - Allows operation of starting the engine . mower deck or other powered attachment FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages while in reverse . transmission for pushing or slowly towing THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used the tractor with the engine off . for starting and controlling engine speed . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . 10
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch / brake pedal . _ uLCAUTION : Always stop tractor com - Pedal should remain in brake position . pletely , as described above , before leaving Make sure parking brake will hold trac - the operator's position . tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Switch Pull out to " Engage " Always operate engine at full throttle . Throttle / Choke • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and Position mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Key The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever . Control Lever 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in Clutch / " Disengaged " Push in to Brake Position neutral ( N ) position . Pedal 2 . Release parking brake . Parking Brake " Disengage " 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to " Engaged " Position STOPPING desired position . MOWER BLADES - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT • To stop mower blades , push attachment The position of the attachment lift lever clutch switch in to disengaged position . determines the cutting height . GROUND DRIVE - • Grasp lift lever . • Press plunger with thumb and move • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / lever to desired position . brake pedal all the way down . The cutting height range is approxi - • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever sured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running . These heights does not return to neutral ( N ) position are approximate and may vary depending when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . upon soil conditions , height of grass and ENGINE - types of grass being mowed . • Move throttle control between half and • The average lawn should be cut to ap - full speed ( fast ) position . proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool NOTE : Failure to move throttle control season and to over 3 inches during hot between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - months . For healthier and better look - tion , before stopping , may cause engine to ing lawns , mow often and after moder - " backfire " . ate growth . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and • For best cutting performance , grass remove key . Always remove key when over 6 inches in height should be leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized mowed twice . Make the first cut rela - use . tively high ; the second to desired height . • Never use choke to stop engine . 11
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TOADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment Clutch Switch Pull Out To " Engage " Lift Lever High Gauge wheels are properly adjusted , _ Position when they are slightly off the ground when / / mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position . Gauge wheels then , , : : _ S ' _ . . . Low keep the deck in proper position to help Position prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor Deflector on a flat level surface . Push in to Shield " Disengage " 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . 2 . With mower in desired height of cut position , gauge wheels should be REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) assembled so they are slightly off the Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse ground . Install gauge wheel in ap - Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by propriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 the operator to travel in the reverse direc - washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and tighten tion with the attachment clutch engaged securely . will shut off the engine unless ignition key 3 . Repeat for opposite side , installing is placed in the ROS " ON " position . gauge wheel in same adjustment hole . _ ILWARNING : Backing up with the at - tachment clutch engaged while mowing is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged , should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged . Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary . 3 / 8 - 16 Locknut USING THE REVERSE OPERATION Shoulder SYSTEM - 3 / 8 Washer 1 . Move motion control lever to neutral Gauge Wheel ( N ) position . 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - TO OPERATE MOWER tion . 3 . Look down and behind before backing . Your tractor is equipped with an operator 4 . Slowly move motion control lever to presence sensing switch . Any attempt reverse ( R ) position to start movement . by the operator to leave the seat with the 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer engine running and the attachment clutch needed , turn the ignition key clockwise engaged will shut off the engine . You must to engine " ON " position . remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position or cutting off when operating your equip - ( Normal Operating ) ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control . TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control . _ kCAUTION : Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . 12
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TO OPERATE ON HILLS TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - MENTS _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do Tow only the attachments that are recom - not drive across any slope . Use the slope mended by and comply with specifications guide at the back of this manual . of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use • Choose the slowest speed before start - common sense when towing . Too heavy ing up or down hills . of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . Tires can lose traction with the ground and • If slowing is necessary , move throttle cause you to lose control of your tractor . control lever to slower position . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE • If stopping is absolutely necessary , push CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - The engine in your tractor has been tion and engage parking brake . shipped , from the factory , already filled • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) with summer weight oil . position . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level IMPORTANT : The motion control lever ground . does not return to neutral ( N ) position 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw • To restart movement , slowly release cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . move and read oil level . If necessary , • Slowly move motion control lever to add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is slowest setting . reached . Do not overfill . • Make all turns slowly . • For cold weather operation you should TO TRANSPORT change oil for easier starting ( See the When pushing or towing your tractor , be oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance sure to disengage transmission by placing section of this manual ) . freewheel control in freewheeling position . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - Freewheel control is located at the rear nance section in this manual . drawbar of tractor . ADD GASOLINE 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . tion with attachment lift control . 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular into the slot and release so it is held in unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will in - the disengaged position . crease carbon and lead oxide deposits • Do not push or tow tractor at more than and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil two ( 2 ) MPH . with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - • To re - engage transmission , reverse ties that can be used within 30 days to above procedure . assure fuel freshness . Transmission Engaged _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near an open flame . IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . Transmission Disengaged NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor . Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) . 13
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CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can below ) attract moisture which leads to separa - 7 . When engine starts , allow engine tion and formation of acids during storage . to run with the throttle control in the Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of choke position until the engine runs an engine while in storage . roughly , then move throttle control To avoid engine problems , the fuel system to fast position . This may require an should be emptied before storage of 30 engine warm - up period from several days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start seconds to several minutes , depending the engine and let it run until the fuel lines on the temperature . and carburetor are empty . AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage Before driving the unit in cold weather , Instructions for additional information . the transmission should be warmed up as Never use engine or carburetor cleaner follows : products in the fuel tank or permanent 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . damage may occur . 2 . Place the motion control lever in TO START ENGINE neutral . Release the parking brake When starting the engine for the first time and let the clutch / brake slowly return or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will to operating position . take extra cranking time to move fuel from 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to the tank to the engine . warm up . This can be done during 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the the engine warm up period . transmission engaged position . • The attachments can also be used dur - 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , ing the engine warm - up period after the depress clutch / brake pedal and set transmission has been warmed up . parking brake . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) ( N ) position . the carburetor fuel mixture may need to 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged be adjusted for best engine performance . position . ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . Service and Adjustments section of this NOTE : Before starting , read the warm manual . ) and cold starting procedures below . 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to start position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute . If the engine does not start after several attempts , move throttle control to fast position , wait a few minutes and try again . If engine still does not start , move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry . WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and above ) 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle control to the fast position . • The attachments and ground drive can now be used . If the engine does not accept the load , restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . 14
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PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING TIPS To ensure proper operation and per - • 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 - • 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 • 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 . • 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 r ] ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - 1 tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 20 feet . After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the ( neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - , J 00272 dure three ( 3 ) times . Your transmission is now purged and now • If grass is extremely tall , it should be ready for normal operation . mowed twice to reduce load and pos - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the desired height . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry before mowing . • 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 . • When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 15
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F , LL , NOATES AS YOU COMPLETE / _ _ . _ " . . . . . . . REGULAR SERVICE _ " _ r / J % ' 4r _ J £ - ' 4r _ - _ £ ' _ r SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems li _ R Check for Loose Fasteners If 11 # # ' 5 I / A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 1 _ 3 C Lubrication Chart I _ 0 Check Battery Level 1 _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals ll _ Check Transaxle Cooling i , , ' Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level I1 _ I _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ 1 _ 1 , 2 _ 1 _ N Clean Air Filter 11 _ 2 G Clean Air Screen 11 _ ' 2 Arrester i / Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) 11 _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ 2 Replace Spark Plug I _ I _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 11 _ ' 2 Replace Fuel Filter _ # 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil , in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover d _ Spindle - - Spindle items that have been subjected to operator Zerk ; _ r Zerk abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made _ Front Wheel _ Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your trac - Bearing . . . . . . . , L _ Bearing Zerk tor . Zerk At least once a season , check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments @ Engine , _ section of this manual . • 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 ( _ General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last longer . @ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractof dust and dirt that will shorten the life the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - ROS systems for proper operation . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 16
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TRACTOR • When the engine is running with the ig - nition switch in the ROS " ON " position and Always observe safety rules when per - the attachment clutch engaged , any at - forming any maintenance . tempt by the operator to shift into reverse BRAKE OPERATION should NOT shut off the engine . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to BLADE CARE stop at highest speed in highest gear on a For best results mower blades must be level , dry concrete or paved surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted . ( See kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and blades . Adjustments section of this manual ) . • 1 , CAUTION : Use only a replacement TIRES blade approved by the manufacturer of • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires your tractor . Using a blade not approved ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " by the manufacturer of your tractor is section of this manual ) . hazardous , could damage your tractor and • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect void your warranty . control chemicals which can harm rubber . BLADE REMOVAL • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and other hazards that may 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - low access to blades . cause tire damage . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant flat washer securing blade . may be purchased from your local parts 3 . Install new or resharpened blade dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry with trailing edge up towards deck as rot and corrosion . shown . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) center hole in blade must align with star Be sure operator presence and reverse on mandrel assembly . operation systems are working properly . If 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer your tractor does not function as de - and flat washer in exact order as scribed , repair the problem immediately . shown . • The engine should not start unless the 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . brake pedal is fully depressed , and theen - Lbs . torque ) . attachment clutch control is in the dis IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . gaged position . If bolt needs replacing , replace only with CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . SYSTEM Mandrel • When the engine is running , any at - Asse Trailing tempt by the operator to leave the seat Edc Up without first setting the parking brake Flat should shut off the engine . Washer • When the engine is running and the Lock attachment clutch is engaged , any at - tempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine . Blade Bolt • The attachment clutch should never op - _ C _ enterHole erate unless the operator is in the seat . TO SHARPEN BLADE CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) SYSTEM NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - ening blade , but if you do , be sure the • When the engine is running with the blade is balanced . ignition switch in the engine " ON " posi - tion and the attachment clutch engaged , Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse should shut off the engine . excessive vibration and eventual damage ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position to mower and engine . ( Normal Operating ) • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower . 17
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TRANSAXLE COOLING • To check blade balance , you will need a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , cooling . follow the instructions supplied with Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - balancer . ) sion while engine is running or while the NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing transmission is hot . To prevent possible blade . The lobes of the center hole may damage to seals , do not use high pressure appear to be centered , but are not . water or steam to clean transaxle . • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades of the steel bolt or pin and hold the are intact and clean . bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - blade is balanced , it should remain in a pings and other materials . To prevent horizontal position . If either end of the damage to seals , do not use com - blade moves downward , sharpen the pressed air or high pressure sprayer to heavy end until the blade is balanced . clean cooling fins . TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory Center Hole and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle . Should the trans - axle ever leak or require servicing , contact 5 / 8 " Bolt a Sears or other qualified service center . or Blade V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Re - place belts if they begin to slip from wear . BATTERY ENGINE Your tractor has a battery charging - system LUBRICATION which is sufficient for normal use . How ever , periodic charging of the battery with Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG - SL Se - an automotive charger will extend its life . • Keep battery and terminals clean . lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according • Keep battery bolts tight . to your expected operating temperature . • Keep small vent holes open . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES • 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 c - _ 0 - 20 - 1 ; ; 1 ; _ 0 10 40 Adding or checking level of electrolyte is TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE oil vJs _ dq _ rtl e not necessary . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils Corrosion and dirt on the battery and termi - ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in nals can cause the battery to " leak " power . cold weather , they will result in increased 1 . Remove terminal guard . oil consumption when used above 32 ° R 2 . 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 . 3 . 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 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends is not used for 50 hours in one year . with wire brush until bright . Check the crankcase oil level before starting 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) hours leum jelly . of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACINGD securely each time you check the oil level . BATTERY " in the SERVICE AN AD - JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . 18
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ENGINE OIL FILTER Determine temperature range expected Replace the engine oil filter every season before oil change . All oil must meet API or every other oil change if the tractor is service classification SG - SL used more than 100 hours in one year . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . AIR FILTER • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Catch oil in a suitable container . Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine every 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge every when changing oil . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain 100 hours of operation or every season , valve and install the drain tube onto whichever occurs first . the fitting . Service air cleaner more often under dusty Oil Drain Valve conditions . 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine . Closed 2 . Remove cover . and 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and Locked pre - cleaner from base . Position 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace Yellow Cap cartridge . Tube 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower Determine temperature range expected housing and replace cover . before oil change . All oil must meet API 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down service classification SG - SL on handle to close . • Be sure tractor is on level surface . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as • Oil will drain more freely when warm . kerosene , are not to be used to clean the • Catch oil in a suitable container . cartridge . They may cause deterioration of 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do not not to allow dirt to enter the engine use pressurized air to clean cartridge . when changing oil . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the / Handle fitting . 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . i Cartridge 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for Pre - cleaner _ - _ checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil Tabs at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap Base _ onto the tube securely when finished . Slots 19
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IN - LINE FUEL FILTER CLEAN AIR SCREEN The fuel filter should be replaced once Air screen must be kept free of dirt and each season . If fuel filter becomes chaff to prevent engine damage from clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - overheating . Clean with a wire brush or retor , replacement is required . compressed air to remove dirt and stub - 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and born dried gum fibers . plug fuel line sections . ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel Debris may clog the engine's air cool - line with arrow pointing towards carbu - ing system . Remove blower housing and retor . clean area shown to prevent overheating 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and engine damage . and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - Clean out chaff and debris Air Screen - - . line . Clamp _ _ clamp Fuel Filter _ _ CLEANING • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign matter . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . MUFFLER • Protect painted surfaces with automotive Inspect and replace corroded muffler and type wax . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - We do not recommend using a garden ate a fire hazard and / or damage . hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmis - SPARK PLUG ( S ) sion are covered to keep water out . Water Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning in engine or transmission will shorten the of each mowing season or after every useful life of your tractor . Use compressed 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs air or a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves first . Spark plug type and gap setting are and trash from tractor and mower . shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 20
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& WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER - VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links . Mower will be easier to remove from the TO INSTALL MOWER right side of tractor . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 1 . Place attachment clutch switch in " DIS - position . ENGAGED " position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to tor shield to right side of tractor . lower mower to its lowest position . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 3 . Roll belt off electric clutch pulley . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 4 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis secure with retainer springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear 5 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets and secure with retainer deck brackets by removing retainer springs . springs . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 6 . Disconnect front links from deck by bracket and secure with retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 7 . Install belt into electric clutch pulley 7 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension groove . arms . Slide mower out from under trac - tor . Suspension Arms Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Anti - Sway Bar Shield Retainer Spring 21
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Check adjustment on right side of tractor . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Measure distance " D " directly in front of Adjust the mower while tractor is parked and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of on level ground or driveway . Make sure mower housing as shown . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - • Before making any necessary adjust - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this ments , check that both front links are manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , equal in length . you will not properly adjust your mower . • If links are not equal in length , adjust SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT one link to same length as other link . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " • Raise mower to its highest position . on both front links an equal number of • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , turns . measure height from bottom edge of • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " mower to ground . Distance " A " on both sides of mower should be the same or lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " within 1 / 4 " of each other . against trunnion on both front links . • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - from trunnion on both front links . Tighten ment on one side of mower only . nut " E " on both front links an equal num - • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift ber of turns . The two front links must link adjustment nut on that side . remain equal in length . • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower link adjustment nut on that side . at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut trunnion on both front links . will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . 6.0 Recheck measurements after ad - • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . justing . Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge of Mower to Ground Mower to Ground Mandrel " D . . . . D " : Suspension BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN Arm LENGTH / 01267 Lift Link ustment Nut FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to - side . If the following front - to - back adjust - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side - to - side . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in Front Trunnion its highest position . Links 22
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE TO ADJUST BRAKE BELT 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way The mower blade drive belt may be re - down and engage parking brake . placed without tools . Park the tractor on 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - level surface . Engage parking brake . ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen BELT REMOVAL - jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut REMOVE MOWER " in this section of against nut " A " . manual ) . 4 . Engage transmission by placing 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and freewheel control in " transmission idler pulleys . engaged " position . 3 . Pull belt away from mower . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping BELT INSTALLATION - distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest and idler pulleys gear , further maintenance is neces - 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves sary . Replace brake pads or contact a and inside all belt guides . Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in this section of this manual ) . With parking brake " Engaged " Mandrel Pulley Idler Pulleys • _ Nut " A " Ope ra _ Nut Mandrel Pulley TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Park the tractor on level surface . Engage Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable parking brake . For assistance , there is a brake system which is mounted on the belt installation guide decal on bottom side right side of the transaxle . of left footrest . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to BELT REMOVAL - stop at highest speed in highest gear on a 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE level , dry concrete or paved surface , then MOWER " in this section of manual ) . brake must be checked and adjusted . NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt TO CHECK BRAKE and position of all belt guides and keepers . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 2 . Disconnect clutch wire harness . paved surface , depress clutch / brake 3 . Remove clutch Iocator . pedal all the way down and engage 4 . Remove belt from stationary idler and parking brake . clutching idler . 2 . Disengage transmission by placing 5 . Remove belt downward from engine freewheel control in " transmission dis - pulley and around electric clutch . engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - 6 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . trol out and into the slot and release so Carefully remove belt upwards from it is held in the disengaged position . transmission input pulley . The rear wheels must lock and skid when 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper you try to manually push the tractor for - and pull belt away from tractor . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake BELT INSTALLATION - needs to be adjusted or the pads need to 1 . Carefully work new belt down onto the be replaced . input pulley . 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 23
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Neutral Motion Control Lever 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll Lock Gate belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler . 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely . 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . Adjustment Bolt 7 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / and inside all belt guides and keepers . REPLACEMENT 8 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL MOWER " in this section of manual ) . Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement , it should be purged Electric after reinstallation and before operating the Clutch _ , _ : : Clutch tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in Z _ i * _ Locator Clutching i _ , I • the Operation section of this manual . Idler _ , Si _ I _ ! _ ( _ tI IX TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL Stationary I II ALIGNMENT Idler _ / / ] r \ _ If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are Center Span . . . . . . . . / _ 1 positioned straight forward , remove steer - Keeper , _ - _ Clutch _ Wire ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars Transmission _ _ . . . . . . 2 f " , Harness horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not Input Pulley _ adjustable on your tractor . If damage has TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT camber , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS be necessary . 1 . Block up axle securely . 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . washers to allow wheel removal ( rear 2 . Start engine and move motion con - wheels have a square key - Do not trol lever until tractor does not move lose ) . forward or backward . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - NOTE : On rear wheels only : align tion and turn engine off . grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert 4 . While holding motion control lever in square key . place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining 5 . Move motion control lever to the neu - ring securely in axle groove . tral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . 5 . Replace axle cover . 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent NOTE : If additional clearance is needed flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and to get to adjustment bolt , move mower use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant deck height to the lowest position . also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . After above adjustment is made , if the Washers tractor still creeps forward or abackwardl while motion control lever is in neutr Retaining Ring position , follow these steps : Axle 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to Cover _ 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to Square Key i creep . ( Rear Wheel Only ) - - - - - - - - - - _ 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 4 . Start engine and test . 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satisfied . 24
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable BATTERY then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . _ WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - 4 . Install new battery with terminals in erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame same position as old battery . and smoking materials away from bat - 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . teries . Always wear eye protection when 6 . First connect RED battery cable to around batteries . positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex If your battery is too weak to start the bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - securely . TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to this manual ) . negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - If " jumper cables " are used for emergency maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten starting , follow this procedure : securely IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped 8 . Close terminal access doors . with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle 9 . Close hood . must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use Keps Nut Hex Bolt your tractor battery to start other vehicles . TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis . 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable ( Red ) Cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of Terminal fully charged battery . Guard Negative 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK ( Black ) Cable cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , away from fuel tank and battery . TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1 . Raise hood . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the ORDER - backside of the grill . 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb then from the fully charged battery . holder securely back into the hole in 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 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 . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . DD TO REPLACE FUSE 02614 Replace with 20 amp automotive - type Weak or Dead Fully Charged plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located Battery Battery behind the dash . REPLACING BATTERY _ WARNING : Do not short battery TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - terminals by allowing a wrench or any SEMBLY other object to contact both terminals at 1 . Raise hood . the same time . Before connecting battery , 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at rings , etc . sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of Positive terminal must be connected tractor . first to prevent sparking from accidental 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to grounding . reconnect the headlight wire connector . 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 2 . Remove terminal guard . 25
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In general , turning idle mixture valve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to Hood the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out Headlight Wire ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply Connector of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air mixture . IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result ENGINE if screw is turned in too tight . Maintenance , repair , or replacement of PRELIMINARY SETTING - the emission control devices and systems , 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - which are being done at the customers ex - bled to the carburetor when making pense , may be performed by any non - road carburetor adjustments . engine repair establishment or individual . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is Warranty repairs must be performed by an adjusted properly ( see above ) . authorized engine manufacturer's service FINAL SETTING - outlet . 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL minutes . Make final adjustments with CABLE engine running and shift / motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . The throttle control has been preset at the 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - factory and adjustment should not be nec - tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle essary . Check adjustment as described lever against idle speed screw . Turn below before loosening cable . If adjust - idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 3 . While still holding throttle lever against 1 . With engine not running , move throttle idle speed screw , turn idle mixturecoun - control lever from slow to choke posi - valve full travel clockwise then tion . Slowly move lever from choke to terclockwise until engine runs rough . fast position . Turn valve to a point midway between 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor those two positions . Release throttle control lever and hole in governor plate lever . line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , ACCELERATION TEST - loosen clamp screw and move throttle 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow cable until holes are aligned . Tighten to fast position . If engine hesitates or clamp screw securely . dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - Governor Governor terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and Plate continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust - damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the Holes " A " Clamp Throttle engine governor , which is factory set Screw Cable for proper engine speed . Overspeed - ing the engine above the factory high TO ADJUST CARBURETOR speed setting can be dangerous . If you NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is think the engine - governed high speed low emission . It is equipped with an idle needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , qualified service center , which has proper which allows some adjustment within the equipment and experience to make any limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt necessary adjustments . to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap / Throttle cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle . The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . However , minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed Idle Mixture Valve / as follows : 26 With Limiter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - Also , alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol age at the end of the season or if the trac - or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract tor will not be used for 30 days or more . moisture which leads to separation and AI : _ WARNING : Never store the tractor formation of acids during storage . Acidic with gasoline in the tank inside a building gas can damage the fuel system of an where fumes may reach an open flame engine while in storage . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before • Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - storing in any enclosure . gine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner Remove mower from tractor for winter products in the fuel tank or permanent storage . When mower is to be stored for a damage may occur . period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove • Use fresh fuel next season . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable clean , dry area . alternative in minimizing the formation of 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " fuel gum deposits during storage . Add in the Maintenance section of this stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - manual ) . age container . Always follow the mix ratio 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary found on stabilizer container . Run engine ( See belt replacement instructions in at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer the Service and Adjustments section of to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - this manual ) . buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . section of this manual . ENGINE OIL 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace are securely fastened . Inspect moving with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in parts for damage , breakage and wear . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . Replace if necessary . CYLINDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark BATTERY plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . • Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil . • After a period of time in storage , battery may require recharging . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . • To help prevent corrosion and power OTHER leakage during long periods of storage , • Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • After cleaning , leave cables discon - • If possible , store your tractor indoors nected and place cables where they and cover it to give protection from dust cannot come in contact with battery and dirt . terminals . • Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - • If battery is removed from tractor for tective cover that does not retain mois - storage , do not store battery directly on ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot concrete or damp surfaces . breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still warm . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage . 27
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 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 . 11 . Extreme Cold Conditions 11 . See " To start engine " in operation section . 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 . 28
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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 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 . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowng . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 . Clean around mandrels to 11 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 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 all connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . Engine " backfires " 1 . Engine throttle control not set 1 . Move throttle control when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine " OFF " ( fast ) position before stopping ( fast ) position before engine , stopping engine . 30
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID O IGNITION GAP / _ I ! SPARK PLUGS UNIT ( 2 PLUGS O ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) FUELSHUT - OFF _ / METER _ - J SOLENOID ( OPTIONAL ) CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM 9 AMP DO @ 3600 RPM ( REGULATOR DISCONNECTED ) . . . . . . . . . . . . R . . . E . . D . . . . . . . . . . ( . . I . F . . . . . S . . O . . . I . E . . Q . . . U . . . I . P . . P . . E . . . D . . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R . . . . E . . . . G . . . . . U . . . . . L . . . A . . . . . T . . . O . . . . . R . . . . . . . . . . . I . . . . . . . . O . . . . . _ . . . 1 . . R . . 1i _ [ LJT _ EJRLN _ OALT _ OjI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I ORANaE / / LIGHT SW L NOTE HEADLIGHTS YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLE BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIRCE . OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS IGNITION SWITCH BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " BRIGHTNESS OF THE WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS OFF M + G + A1 SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN _ VERRIDE B + A1 WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF RUN B + A1 L + A2 SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACEDIRING . START B + S + A1 02834WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W 31
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 ELECTRICAL 22 41 I / I I 8O 4O 26 25 \ \ \ / / / / 52 29 11 , \ . I I I 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 8 7603J Tray Battery 10 145211 Bolt Btr Front 114 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount 12 145769 Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch Interlock 21 175688 Harness Light 22 4152J Bulb Light 24 8860R Cable Starter 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 192749 Switch Seat 30 193350 Switch Ignition 33 140403 Key Molded 34 110712X Switch Light / Reset 40 193389 Harness ignition 41 17720408 Screw Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 178861 Solenoid 45 122822X Ammeter 50 174652 Switch PTO 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5t16 - 18 x 1 / 2 79 175242 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 80 146685 Harness Clutch EVX 92 193465 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch 93 192540 Screw Plastite 10 - 14 x 2.0 94 191834 Module Reverse ROS NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 78 31 209 _ 278 54 209 / _ . 54 155 . . . . . _ . . 2 . . 7 . 8 / / - 209 J 20 59 11 209 209 ' 209 6O 6O 13 _ 3 " ; > 209 209 14 74 38 209 206 chassis - stealth , stlt 32 209 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 9 193635X428 Dash 10 72140608 Bolt RDHD SQNK 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 167203 Panel Dash LH 13 188702X010 Panel Dash RH 14 17490608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 175260X615 Hood Assembly 20 162026 Plate Battery 26 STD541437 Locknut Hex with Insert 3 / 8 - 16 unc 28 174515X615 Grille 29 161840 Lens Bar 30 192395X615 Fender / Footrest 31 139976 Bracket Fender / Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2TYT 38 175710 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 54 192512 Screw Hex Wshd 10 - 32 x 5 / 8 58 175351 Duct Hood 59 187495 Bushing 1.375 OD 60 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 3 / 4 64 174997 Dash Lower 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Footrest 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 154 161897 Bracket Dash Rh 155 161900 Bracket Dash Lh 158 162037 Parking Brake Bkrt 159 191120X428 Cupholder 161 164655 Bumper Extrusion . 600 x 3.50 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 GROUND DRIVE lO 32 30 36 52 36 35 9 _ \ 3O 29 i 252 27 " _ 22 55 19 : 52 25 78 _ 76 74 75 drive - hydro , stlt 71 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 65 STD551143 Washer ( See Breakdown ) 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 8 192502 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 69 9 180505 Clutch Electric 74 137057 Spacer 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 75 121749X Washer 25132 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 76 STD581075 E - Ring 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5116 - 18 Gr . 5 77 123583X Key , Square 17 126197X Washer 1 - 1 / 20D x 15132 ID x . 250 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 16 STD541431 Nut Lock HexW / Ins . 5116 - 18 unc 81 178139 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 19 STD541437 Nut Lock HexW / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 82 165711 Spring Torsion 21 130564 Knob 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 22 178141 Rod , Brake 85 150360 Nut Lock Center 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 23 190736 Bracket Anti - Rotation 89 192387X428 Console , Shift 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 unc 95 178134 Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 118 x 3 / 4 CAD . 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 29 124236X Cap , Parking Brake 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 156 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 159 183900 Hub Shift 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 36 19211616 Washer 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc 37 1572H Pin , Roll 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr . 5 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 169 165580 Plate Fastening 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - in 5 / 8 " 1D 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " Hyd 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr 5 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 245 178122 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 246 178121 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 53 105710X Link , Clutch 247 181462 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 75 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 250 17060612 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 251 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 57 178138 V - Belt 252 19131616 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 254 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 263 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 62 123533X Cover , Pedal 63 174607 Pulley , Engine NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 STEERING ASSEMBLY 67 67 / J 46 13 46 . 6 68 3O 15 steering stealth prem ! 3 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 186094X428 Wheel Steering 2 184706 Axle Asm 3 169840 Spindle Asm LH 4 169839 Spindle Asm RH 5 6266H Bearing Race Thrust Harden 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 175121 Link Drag 11 STD551137 Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3 / 8 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 17 177883 Shaft Asm Steering 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 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 32 130465 Rod Tie 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 186095X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh 39 19182411 Washer 9 / 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 11Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot Steering 43 121749X Washer25 / 32 1 1 / 4x16Ga . 46 184946X505 Cap Spindle 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Bolt Rdhd Sq 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 15 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Harden . 793 x 1.637 x . 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 ENGINE 2 72 / 62 1 / 81 13 4 78 38 32 78 > 3 / 3 11 _ _ 3337 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . lcyl 51 40
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 ENGINE KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 176636X505 Control Throttle / Choke 2 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex 3 Engine Briggs Model 31P777 - 0348 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 4 137352 Muffler Asm Twin Lo - Tone 13 165291 Muffler Gasket 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy 23 169837 Shield Heat 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 31 179022 Tank Fuel 32 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel 33 123487X Clamp Hose Black 37 8543R Line Fuel 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 41 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 45 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 62 10010500 WAsher Split 72 71070512 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 112 3645J Bushing NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 2 5 4 13 19 20 \ _ . 18 20 \ + o , + \ \ 19 Fift - rh . 1piece 3 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 197980 Plunger Assembly 2 198070 Shaft Assembly , Lift 3 188822 Pin Groove 4 12000002 E - Ring 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x21 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing Nylon 7 175830 Grip Handle Fluted 11 139865 Link Lift L . H . 12 139866 Link Lift R . H . 13 4939M Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front Susp 16 73350800 Nut Hex Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc 17 175689 Trunnion Front Susp 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric 19 139868 Arm Asm Suspension Mower 20 194209 Pin Cotter 7 / 16 BowTie Lock 31 169865 Bearing Pivot Lift 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 \ / J I 8 j7 i i i i / / \ \ " 25 \ \ \ 11 13 \ \ 17 12 seat It . knob 2 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 188719 Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id 14 72050412 2 140551 Bracket Pivot Seat Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 3 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 15 134300 Spacer Split 16 121250X 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga Spring Cprsn 5 145006 17 123976X Clip Push - In Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 18 124238X 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc Cap Spring Seat 7 124181X 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc Spring Seat Cprsn 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 10 182493 Pan Seat 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 174648 Bracket Mounting Switch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 DECALS 11 7 16 9 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 20 6 15 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 187407 Decal Reflector LH 14 160396 Decal V - Belt Schematic 2 138047 Decal Battery Diehard Sears 15 187408 Decal Reflector RH 3 186242 Decal Hood RH 16 164065 Decal Steering Wheel 4 186243 Decal Hood LH 18 193307 Decal Fender Opr . 5 186572 Decal Fender Craftsman 20 149516 Decal Battery 6 146046 Decal V - Belt Drive Schematic 21 186331 Decal Hood Side Panel 7 193654 Decal Dash 23 189020 Decal Engine 8 179128 Decal Deck Caution - - 178392 Decal Chassis Disconnect 9 193562 Decal Replacement Hood - - 184310X428 Pad Footrest LH 10 156439 Decal Fender Danger - - 184311X428 Pad Footrest RH 11 189088 Decal Panel Dash - - 178392 Decal Chassis Disconnect 12 172331 Decal Mower Heavy - Duty - - 184310X428 Pad Footrest STILT LH 13 133644 Decal Replacement Parts - - 184311X428 Pad Footrest STILT RH - - 199305 Manual Owner's English - - 199306 Manual Owner's Spanish KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 5,8 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 6 278H Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 11 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 9 138468 Tire R Ts 20 x 8 - 8 C Service 10 7152J Tube Rear ( Service item Only ) \ \ 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275642 MOWER DECK 68 148 34 \ 21 23 24 25 119 26 118 _ 28 27 29 18 _ 117 _ 116 21 42 D elec - t - path silt 1 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 uric 1 165892 Mower Housing 40 73900600 2 STD533107 Bolt 44 140088 Guard Mandrel L . H . Retainer 3 138017 Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front 45 STD624003 Screw Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " 46 137729 Washer Hardened 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 54 178515 Arm Idler 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 55 155046 8 850857 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 56 165723 Spacer Retainer 9 STD551137 Washer Lock 59 141043 Guard Tuv Idler ( 94 ) 10 140296 Washer Hardened 61 174882 Spring Ext Elect Clutch V - Belt ( The following blades are available ) 68 160396 11 138971 Blade 42 " Hi - Lift 92 STD541437 Locknut Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 uric ( For bagging or discharge ) 111 179292 Bracket Wheel Guage LH - - 134149 Blade 42 " Mulching STD 112 179293 Bracket Wheel Guage RH Screw 5t16 - 18 ( For mulching mowers only ) 113 17000510 Bolt Shoulder - - 139775 Blade 42 " Mulching Premium 116 4898H ( For better wear when mulching ) 117 188606 Wheel Gauge Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 1 13 137645 Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented 118 73930600 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . ( Incl . Key Number 6 ) 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13t16 x 12 Ga . 14 128774 Housing Mandrel Vented 129 19131312 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1Gr . 5 15 110485X Bearing Ball Mandrel 130 STD523710 16 174493 Stripper Mower Deck 131 STD533710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 18 72140505 Bolt Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 143 157109 19 132827 Bolt Shoulder 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 20 159770 Baffle Vortex 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 uric 146 171977 Bolt Carraige Idler 23 177563 Bracket Deflector 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 24 105304X Cap Sleeve 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9t32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 25 123713X Spring Torsion Deflector 150 19091210 26 110452X Nut Push 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1 - 3 / 4 27 130968X428 Shield Deflector 184 19131410 Washer 3 / 8 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 518 x 16 Ga . - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( includes 29 131491 Rod Hinge housing , shaft and shaft hardware 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd only - pulley not included ) 31 187690 Washer Spacer - - 176207 Replacement Mower , Complete 32 153535 Pulley Mandrel ( Std . Deck - Order separately 33 178342 Nut Toplock Flanged gauge wheels 116 - 119 ) . 34 STD533717 Bolt NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 36 131494 Pulley idler Flat 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 42A ii 157 _ [ _ 1113 _ 3 _ 2 _ _ _ _ 87 _ 191 " 3 _ _ - 19o 204 _ - 203 i ] . _ 204A _ 208 183 - _ ( _ 105 i rl O - 28 H ' 185 200 U 25 / 184 182 - - _ lOO < / , / ; 22 23 210 _ 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 772151 Cover L . H . 70 786196 Spacer . 625.765 3 770135 Case 79 792201 Spring 5 776355 Counter Shaft 85 792154 Oil Fill Plug 6 778263 Spur Gear 11T 87 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 99 792141 Washer . 3771D . 058W 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 100 792200 Snubber Washer 14 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 101 792199 Snubber Spring . 471D 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 102 792184 Washer . 4371D . 078W 17 786139 Drive Pin 103 792193 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 22 792194 Spring 104 792198 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 105 780096 Washer . 625 ID . 057W 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 106 786162 Sleeve Assembly 26 792125 Retaining Ring 107 792046 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 28 792035 Retaining Ring 109 788104 " 0 " Ring 29 780065 Washer . 627 ID . 091W 113 786199 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 114 786200 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 115 786198 Sleeve Assembly ( Incl . 87 ) 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 127 784384 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl . 109 ) 38 799021 Brake Pad 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 157 788102 Oil Seal 9 / 16 " 1D 41 790102 Brake Lever 180 730229 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 182 788103 Grommet 42A 792203 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 183 792118 Relief Valveb 43 792171 Screw , 10 - 24 x . 500 184 792196 Hose Bar 44A 790100 Inside Brake ( Mach ) 185 798050 Tubing 1 / 2 x 5 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Casting ) 190 792150 Washer 45 790101 Actuator Rod 191 792151 Nut 7 / 16 - 20l 47 774869 Axle 16.812 200 794787 Differentia ( Gear Reduction 48 774688 Axle 11.625 Drive ) 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 203 798044 Pulley & Hub rAss'y 56 778379 Spur Gear 81T 206 798055 Disconnect Leve 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 207 798053 Mounting Plate 67 776440 Brakeshaft 208 798040 Fan 209 798054 Control Lever 210 794788 Hydro Module LH Fender Control NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 437 684 _ 11 _ _ . _ b 7 146 _ ' I 126 1 584 _ _ 24 8 22 lO36 _ 718 ' 741 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 8680 3 _ 12 943 O J 1270 1022 [ 757 _ _ 759 _ 20 @ 617 0 1266 _ 307 8420 524 @ 1027 20 I 1019 LABEL KIT ] 1 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL ] I 1036 EMISSION LABEL I 89 I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I I 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE I 48 SHORT BLOCK 7506 305A _ 366 _ > _ 643 74 1070 729 801 697 _ lOO1o64 ! 803 _ 310 1 1051 _ 363 # _ J _ 783 @ 802 @ 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868 _ 1022 238 @ g5 1022 6170 1034 914 1091 127 O 6o1 276 @ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 947 1127 . _ 918 04 _ 634A _ 9870 105 [ _ 137 _ D 276d _ _ ' _ I 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET ] _ 60 95 " 117 _ 142 t 6170 1266A < L _ _ 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( MagnetoSide ) 108A 692344 Valve - Choke ( Choke A Matic ) 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 121 697241 Carburetor 7 699168 o + Gasket - Cylinder Head 125 698445 9 697109 • Gasket - Breather 127 695005 Plug - Welch 11 697113 Tube - Breather 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 12 697110 • Gasket - Crankcase 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft Float - Carbu retor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 133 494381 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 137 281165 O5 Gasket - Float Bowl 16 697127 Crankshaft 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 141A 495931 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Choke A Matic ) O Nozzle - Carburetor 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CoverSump ) 142 697140 23 693556 Flywheel 146 691639 Key - Timing Connector - Hose 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 186 698174 Line - Fuel 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 187 697098 Line - Fuel 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 187A 698417 Oversize ) 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm Link - Mechanical Governor 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 202 691841 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 209 692208 Spring - Governor 28 697099 Pin - Piston 216 691840 Link - Choke Bracket - Control 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 222 694042 Lever - Governor Control 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " 227 691374 Undersize ) 232 691842 Spring - Governor 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 240 691035 Filter - Fuel 34 695761 Valve - Intake 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( intake ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 276 692255 O5 Washer - Sealing 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 304 699829 Housing - Blower 42 691752 Keeper - Valve 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 46 698492 Camshaft 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 48 697762 Short Block 309 693551 Motor - Starter 50 690193 Manifold - intake 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) Brush Set 51 692137 oO5 + Gasket - Intake 311 497608 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 333 492341 Armature - Magneto 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 337 691043 Plug - Spark 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 356 697089 Wire - Stop 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 89 690283 Plug - Oil 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed 104 690525 O Pin - Float Hinge : l : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle 977 106 691780 O Seat - inlet + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275642 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0348 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION • + Seal - Valve 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 868 690968 385 694476 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 914 690960 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) Line - Vacuum 385A 690297 Screw ( Fuel Pump ) 918 697091 387 697090 Pump - Fuel 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) Solenoid - Fuel 404 691691 Washer ( Governer Crank ) 947 694393 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump Filter - Pre Cleaner 445 697153 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 967 697015 Cover - Air Cleaner 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 968 699848 474 696459 Alternator 975 495933 Bowl - Float Gasket Set - Carburetor 501 691188 Regulator 977 690192 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 1005 699043 Fan - Flywheel 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1019 697143 Kit - Label • + Gasket - Rocker Cover 523 697086 Dipstick 1022 272475 Cover - Rocker Arm 524 691032 • Seal - Dipstick Tube 1023 692492 525 697085 Tube - Dipstick 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 526 697088 Screw ( Regulator ) 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( Intake ) 544 692034 Starter - Armature - - 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) Filter - Oil 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank 1027 696854 Arm - Rocker 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Guide - Push Rod 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Shaft - Pump Label - Emission 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1040 699852 Plate - Trim 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1044 698139 Screw ( Flywheel ) 617 692138 O • SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining Owner's Manual 634 690801 O SpringlSeal Assembly ( Manual 1058 275038 Kit - Screw / Washer Choke ) 1059 698516 634A 690802 O SpringlSeal Assembly ( Choke A 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) Retainer - Brush Matic ) 1090 691293 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1095 690190 Gasket Set - Valve 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage 1127 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) Reed - Breather Cover ) 1263 697124 691 692407 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1266 691917 • 0 SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266A 697123 O SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1267 697424 Latch - Blower Housing 729A 694123 Clip - Wire 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1329 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1330 272147 Repair Manual 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 758 697134 Counterweight Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 783 693713 Gear - Pinion 121 789 698329 Harness - Wiring Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 801 691283 Cap - Drive + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 802 691286 Cap - End 803 693757 Housing - Starter NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 847 697087 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 53
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL OO11 15 DEGREES MAX . down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ b 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 . I , Foldthispage along dottedlineindicatedabove . 2 . Hold page before you so that its _ eft edge is vertically para [ te [ 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 angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl .
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1772151 Cover l.h.
100792200 Snubber washer
101792199 Snubber spring .47id
102792184 Washer .437id .078w
103792193 Screw
104792198 Nut, 3/8-24
105780096 Washer .625 id .057w
106786162 Sleeve assembly
107792046 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
109788104 "o" ring
113786199 Sleeve assembly (incl. 157)
114786200 Sleeve
115786198 Sleeve assembly (incl. 87)
127784384 Shift lever
13778368 Gear
14778368 Gear
15778373 Ring gear
150788093A Sealer
157788102 Oil seal 9/16" id
17786139 Pin, drive
180730229B 80w90 oil
182788103 Grommet
183792118 Valve
184792196 Hose barb
185798050 Tubing
190792150 Washer
191792151 Nut
200794787A Differential (gear reduction drive)
203798044 Hub assembly pulley and
206798055 Disconnect lever
207798053 Mounting plate
208798040 Fan
209798054 Control lever
210794788 Module
22792218 Spring
23792195 Washer
25792073A Screw
26792125 Retaining ring
28STD582062 Retaining ring
29780065 Washer .627 id .091w
3770135A Case
31780189 Washer
36790071 Disk, brake
37790007 Plate
38799021 Brake pads
40792204 Roll pin .25
41790102 Lever
42792202 Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
42A792203 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
43792171 Screw
44A790100 Brake
44B790099 Outside brake (casting)
45790101 Actuator rod
47774869 Axle 16.812
48774688 Axle 11.625
49778378 Spur gear
5776355 Counter shaft
56778379 Spur gear 81t
6778263 Spur gear 11t
65780195 Washer
67776440 Brake shaft
70786196 Spacer .625 .765
79792201 Spring
85792154 Plug
87788088A Oil seal 3/4"
9786197 Sleeve
99792141 Washer .377id .058w
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
127195 Battery
10150177 Bolt btr front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11150109 Holde down battery dash mount
12150177 Nut push nylon battery front 1/4
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21175688 Light socket
224152J Bulb
248860R Starter cable
25146148 Cable
26STD391020 Fuse
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29192749 Seat switch
30193350 Switch, ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
34110712X Switch
40193389 Harness, ignition
4117720408 Screw
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter
50174651 Switch pto
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
80146685 Clutch harness
92193465 Pigtail harness
93192540 Screw plastite 10-14 x 2.00
94191834 Screw hx hd mach w/sms lckwshr 3/8-16 x 1 pltd.
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
11167203 Left Panel, dash, left hand
13188702X010 Panel, dash, right hand
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
154161897 Bracket dash right hand
155161900 Bracket dash stealth lh
158162037 Parking brake
159191120X428 Right rear Cup holder
161164655 Hood bumper
17175260X615 Hood assembly pnt
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20162026 Plate battery
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20917000612 Screw
26STD541437 Locknut hex with insert 3/8-16 unc
278416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28174515X615 Grille
29182875 Lens bar
30192814X615 Fender/footrest
31139976 Bracket support
3717490508 Screw
38175710 Pivot bracket assembly, lh. mower, rear
54192512 Screw wshd hex 10-32 x 5/8
58175351 Duct heat hood
59187495 Bushing 1.375 od
60STD533707 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
64174997 Dash lower
74STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
9193635X428 Dash p/l
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1N/P Transaxle peerless 143.2000-006a (see breakdown)
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1 cad
11219091210 Washer
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16
14STD551125 Washer lock hvy helical
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
16STD541431 Nut lock hex w/ins 5/16-18 unc
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
17126197X Washer
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
202STD533717 Bolt carr sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 gr.5
21130564 Knob pistol
22178141 Rod . brake
23190736 Bracket, anti-rotation
24STD541237 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16 unc
245178122 Strap torque lh - 1432000-006a
246178121 Strap torque rh-143.2000-006-a
247181462 Link shift transaxle-143.2000-006-a
25106888X Spring rod
25017000612 Screw 3/8-16 x .75
25117060516 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 smgml tap/r
25219131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 ga
25417000616 Head bolt
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Cap, parking brake
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
34175578 Shaft assembly, foot pedal nibbed
35120183X Bearing
36STD551062 Washer
37STD571810 Pin, roll
38179114 Pulley idler
39STD533727 Bolt rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 gr.5
41175556 Keeper belt
47139245 Pulley, idler, v-groove
48154407 Cl bellcrank
49123205X Retainer
5072110612 Bolt
51STD541437 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57178138 V-belt, ground drive
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
62123533X Cover pedal
63174607 Engine pulley
64173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
69142432 Screw
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8192502 Rod shift fender adjust lt
81178139 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
85150360 Nut
89192387X428 Shift console
9180505 Clutch electric
95178134 Disconnect assembly, rod bypass 1432000-006a
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1186094X428 Adaptor wheel strg
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock hvy hlcl spr 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17177883 Shaft assembly, steeriing
2193542 Axle assembly
26126847X Bushing
2819131416 Washer
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
30STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4
32192757 Rod tie
36155105 Bushing, strg. .742/.747 id
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38186095X428 S insert . cap
3919182411 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
4073540600 Crownlock nut
41159945 Adapter
42163888 Boot steering
43121749X Washer
46184946X505 Spindle
56266H Thrust bearing use 1 or 2 as required
6121748X Washer
65160367 Spacer bracket
6772110618 Bolt
68169827 Axle brace
71175146 Steering
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1176636X505 Control throttle
1123645J Bushing
13272293 Muffler gasket
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
2416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine briggs model 31p777-0348-e1 (see breakdown)
31179022 Tank fuel 4.0 rear
32179124X428 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4137352 Muffler
41139277 Stem
4517000612 Screw
6210010500 Washer lock 5/16
72192334 Screw
7817060620 Screw
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1197980 Plunger
11151141 Link lift l.h.
12151140 Link lift r.h.
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15173288 Link front susp.
16STD541250 Nut hex jam 1/2-13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873680800 Nut lock w/wsh 1/2-13 unc
19139868 Arm suspension
2198070 Assembly line shaft
20194209 Pin cotter 7/16 bow tie (96012002801, 2803)
3188822 Pin groove 5/16 dia. x 1.875
31169865 Bearing . pivot
3273540600 Crownlock nut
4STD581062 E ring
519211621 Washer
6120183X Bearing
7175830 Grip
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
1401043 Seat
10195530 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12174648 Bracket pint mounting switch
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15134300 Spacer
16121250X Spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr.5 zinc
18124238X Spring cap
2140551 Bracket pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
3STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189088 Decal, replacement hood
12172331 Decal mower srs heavy duty 12 ga
13133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
14160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
15187408 Decal, reflector, right hand
16164065 Decal, strng. whl. domed prem. srs
18193307 Decal fender stlth oper inst e/s
2138047 Decal, battery, dirhard, sears
20149516 Decal battery danger/poison english assembly
21186331 Decal, hood, side, panel
23189020 Decal engine h/p
3186242 Decal, hood, right hand
4186243 Decal, hood left hand
5186572 Decal, fender, craftsman white
6146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
7193654 Decal, dash
8STD561820 Decal deck caution
9193562 Decal replacement hood
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire f ts 15 x 6.0-6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X624 Rim assembly 6' front white service
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X624 Rim assembly 8' rear white service
9138468 Tire r. ts .20 x 8-8 c. service
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0199305 Owners english manual
0199306 Manual owners spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0176207 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck order se...
1176027 Mower housing
10140296 Washer
11138971 Blade
111181040 Bracket wheel gauge lh
112181040 Bracket wheel gauge rh
11317000510 Bolt
1164898H Shoulder bolt
117188606 Wheel gauge wheels
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 ga
11A134149 Blade
11B139775 Blade
12919131312 Washer
13137646 Shaft assembly mandrel vented (incl key number 6)
130STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr.5
131STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
14128774 Housing
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145173437 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091210 Washer
159STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
16174493 Stripper
18STD533106 Bolt carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
18419131410 Washer
19132827 Bolt shoulder
2STD533107 Bolt
20159770 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut crownlock 5/16-18 unc
23177563 Bracket, deflector, mower 42"
24105304X Cap
25123713X Spring
26110452X Push nut
27130968 Shield deflector
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32173436 Pulley mandrel
33400234 Nut toplock flanged
34STD533717 Bolt
36173438 Pulley idler flat
4165460 Sway bracket
40409148 Nut lock 3/8-16 unc
44140088 Guard
45STD624003 Retainer
46137729 Screw
5STD624008 Retainer spring
54178515 Flat washer
55155046 Arm idler 42" mower lt/yt
56165723 Spacer . retainer
59141043 Guard
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
61174882 Spring ext elect clutch 42" deck
68174883 V-belt
8850857 Bolt blade
9STD551137 Washer lock
92STD541437 Locknut hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc