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Owner's Manual JCRIIFTSMRN ° J LAWN TRACTOR 24 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.275685 This product has a low emission engine which operates differently from previously built engines . Before you start the engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual . IMPORTANT : For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety about this product , Call : Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 prn , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 AssembiyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1107 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your convenience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears ocat on . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . • Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . • Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . • Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service wil / stiil be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 2
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IMPORTANT : This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throw - ing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . WARNING : In order to prevent • Never direct discharged material accidental starting when setting up , toward anyone . Avoid discharging transporting , adjusting or making repairs , material against a wall or obstruction . always disconnect spark plug wire and Material may ricochet back toward the place wire where it cannot contact spark operator . Stop the blades when cross - _ lblug " ing gravel surfaces . • Do not operate machine without the WARNING : Do not coast down a entire grass catcher , discharge guard , hill in neutral , you may lose control of the or other safety devices in place and tractor . working . WARNING : Tow only the attach - • Slow down before turning . ments that are recommended by and • Never leave a running machine comply with specifications of the man - unattended . Always turn off blades , ufacturer of your tractor . Use common set parking brake , stop engine , and sense when towing . Operate only at the remove keys before dismounting . • Disengage blades when not mowing . lowest possible speed when on a slope . Shut off engine and wait for all parts to Too heavy of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can lose traction with come to a complete stop before clean - the ground and cause you to lose control ing the machine , removing the grass of your tractor . catcher , or unclogging the discharge guard . _ WARNING : Engine exhaust , some • Operate machine only in daylight or of its constituents , and certain vehicle good artificial light . components contain or emit chemicals • Do not operate the machine while known to the State of California to cause under the influence of alcohol or drugs . cancer and birth defects or other repro - • Watch for traffic when operating near ductive harm . or crossing roadways . WARNING : Battery posts , terminals • Use extra care when loading or unload - ing the machine into a trailer or truck . and related accessories contain lead and • Always wear eye protection when oper - lead compounds , chemicals known to the ating machine . State of California to cause cancer and • Data indicates that operators , age 60 birth defects or other reproductive harm . years and above , are involved in a Wash hands after handling . large percentage of riding mower - re - I . GENERAL OPERATION lated injuries . These operators should • Read , understand , and follow all evaluate their ability to operate the instructions on the machine and in the riding mower safely enough to protect manual before starting . themselves and others from serious • Do not put hands or feet near rotating injury . parts or under the machine . Keep clear • Followthe manufacturer's recommen - of the discharge opening at all times . dation for wheel weights or counter - • Only allow responsible adults , who are weights . familiar with the instructions , to operate • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or the machine . other debris build - up which can touch • Clear the area of objects such as hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be Do not allow the mower deck to plowause picked up and thrown by the blades . leaves or other debris which can c • Be sure the area is clear of bystand - build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel ers before operating . Stop machine if spillage before operating or storing the anyone enters the area . machine . Allow machine to cool before • Never carry passengers . storage . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - lutely necessary . Always look down 3 and behind before and while backing .
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• Never carry children , even with the II . SLOPE OPERATION 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 IV . TOWING you will not have to stop or shift while 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 • Follow the manufacturer's recommen - neutral and coast downhill . dation for weight limits for towed equip - • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on ment 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 - SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE tachments ; they can affect the stability 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 the engine running . Allow engine to Ill . CHILDREN 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 ona 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 . 4
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• Remove gas - powered equipment from Check their proper operation regularly . the truck or trailer and refuel it on the Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or ground . If this is not possible , then other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel refuel such equipment with a portable spillage and remove any fuel - soaked container , disnpoeznzslee . rrtahtahnerfrom a gasoline • storing . deAblrloisw " machine to cool before • Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim • If you strike a foreign object , stop and of the fuel tank or container opening at inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - all times until fueling is complete . Do sary , before restarting . not use a nozzle lock - open device . • Never make any adjustments or repairs • If fuel is spilled on clothing , change with the engine running . clothing immediately . • Check grass catcher components and • Never overfill fuel tank . Replace gas the discharge guard frequently and cap and tighten securely , replace with manufacturer's recom - GENERAL SERVICE mended parts , when necessary . • Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the • Never operate machine in a closed blade or wear gloves , and use extra area . 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 . • Before and while backing , look behind • Be sure the area is clear of bystand - and down for small children . ers before operating . Stop machine if • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , anyone enters the area . not across . • Nevercarry passengers . • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - • Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or shift while lutely necessary . Always look down on the slope . and behind before and while backing . • Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on • Never carry children , even with the a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - blades shut off . They may fall off and engage the blades and proceed slowly be seriously injured or interfere with straight down the slope . safe machine operation . Children who • If machine stops while going uphill , have been given rides in the past may disengage blades , shift into reverse suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or and back down slowly . • Do not turn on slopes unless neces - backed over by the machine . sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - • Keep children out of the mowing area ally downhill , if possible . and in the watchful care of a respon - 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 Oi ! 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 4.0 iPintsnts section of this manual ) . w / o Filter 3.75 P REPAIR PROTECTION Spark Plug : Champion QC12YC AGREEMENTS GAP : . 040 " ) 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 dependable operation . But like all prod - Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI Rear : 10 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Charging 16 Amps @ 3600RPM tion Agreement can save you money and System : aggravation . Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Battery : Amp / Hr : 23580 Min . CCA : 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 R . 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 . requiring in - home repair , plus conve - Please read and retain this manual . The nient repair scheduling . instructions will enable you to assemble Once you purchase the Agreement , a and maintain your tractor properly . Always simple phone call is all that it takes for you observe the " SAFETY RULES " . to schedule service . You can call anytime CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES day or night , or schedule a service ap - pointment online . • Read and observe the safety rules . Sears has over 12,000 professional repair • Follow a regular schedule in main - 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 . That's the kind of professionalism you can nance " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual . count on to help prolong the life of your _ WARNING : This tractor is equipped new purchase for years to come . Purchase with an internal combustion engine and your Repair Protection Agreement today ! should not be used on or near any unim - Some limitations and exclusions apply . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For prices and additional information call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 , grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE arrester meeting applicable local or state For Sears professional installation of home laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it appliances , garage door openers , water should be maintained in effective working heaters , and other major home items , in order by the operator . the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® 6
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For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet ( 2 ) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory . When right or left hand is men - tioned in this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . ADJUST SEAT TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON 1 . Raise seat and loosen adjustment knob . UNPACK CARTON 2 . Lower seat into operating position and 1 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - sit in seat . els of carton . Remove end panels and 3 . Slide seat until a comfortable position lay side panels flat . is reached which allows you to press 2 , Remove protective materials from trac - clutch / brake pedal all the way down . tor hood and grille . 4 . Get off seat without moving its ad - IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any justed position . staples in skid that may puncture tires 5 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment where tractor is to roll off skid . knob securely . CHECK BATTERY 1 . Lift hood to raised position . NOTE : If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label ( label located between terminals ) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instruc - tions ) , Adjustment Knob W " _ ' , _ ' - " - - " ' Label NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid . 7
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REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See WHEEL Operation section for location and function of controls ) For shipping purposes , the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise upside down on the mower . Remove the attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown . To adjust gauge 2 . Release parking brake by depressing wheels , see the Operation section in this clutch / brake pedal . manual . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . 5 . Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVETRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) _ kWARNING : Before starting , read , un - CHECKTIRE PRESSURE derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure The tires on your tractor were overinflated tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - the area in front of tractor is clear of other rect tire pressure is important for best people and objects . cutting performance . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown intion have been completed , " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sec 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank of this manual . with gasoline . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - For best cutting results , mower hous - mission engaged " position . ( See " TO ing should be properly leveled . See ' q - O TRANSPORT " in the Operation section LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service of this manual ) . and Adjustments section of this manual . 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set the CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION parking brake . OF ALL BELTS 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral See the figures that are shown for replac - ( N ) position . ing motion and mower blade drive belts 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise in the Service and Adjustments section attachment lift lever to its highest posi - of this manual . Verify that the belts are tion . muted correctly . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM position . After you learn how to operate your trac - 8 . Release parking brake . tor , check to see that the brake is properly 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever adjusted . See 9 " 0 ADJUST BRAKE " in forward and slowly drive tractor off the Service and Adjustments section of skid . this manual . 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . 8
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, / CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor , we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product . Please review the following checklist : • / All assembly instructions have been completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - ened securely . 4 ' All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) . / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) . • / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped . • / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel control is in " transmission engaged " position ( see 9 - 0 TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important items : , / Engine oil is at proper level . # " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - lar unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls , their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe operat - ing condition . • / Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) are working properly ( See the Opera - tion and Maintenance sections in this manual ) . 4 " It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See 9 " 0 START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 9
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I ' . , I SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST IGNITIONSWITCH ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE OPERATION LOCKED UNLOCKED SYSTEM ( ROS ) OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT BRAKEK : LUTCH ATrACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEPAREACLEAR SLOPENAZARDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED PEDAL ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , & LIGHTS ON will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicatesa hazardwhich , if notavoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicatesa hazardwhich , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY CAUTION when used without the alertsymbol , indicatesa situationthat could result in damage & to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or , _ b : _ ll HifOnoTtSavUoRidFeAdC , EcoSuilnddriceastuelst ainhdaezaatrhd , wsheirciohu , s injury death . The safety alert symbol _ = " and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can / _ FIRE indicatesa hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury and / or result in death , serious injury property damage . and / or property damage . 10
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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 Throttle Plunger Attachment Lift Lever Choke Control - Light Switch Clutch / Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator Freewheel Control Motion Control Lever Parking Brake Lever 02881 Our tractorsconform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release discharging ( - ) of battery . attachment lift lever when changing its ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used position . to engage the mower blades or other at - LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . tachments mounted to your tractor . A'n'ACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the raise and lower the mower deck or other speed and direction of tractor . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / attachments mounted to your tractor . CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting brake pedal into the brake position , a cold engine . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for " ON " POSITON - Allows operation of declutching and braking the tractor and mower deck or other powered attachment starting the engine . while in reverse . THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages transmission for pushing or slowly towing engine speed . the tractor with the engine off . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . 11
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the I eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses I or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments I or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " ofgrass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . _ lopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THRO'n'LE CONTROL Attachment Clutch Switch Always operate engine at full throttle . Pull out to " Engage " Throttle • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate . • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance . TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Key Use choke control whenever you are start - ing a cold engine . Do not use to start a warm engine . • To engage choke control , pull knob out . Brake Position Slowly push knob in to disengage . Pedal Parking Push in to " Engaged " Position " Disengage " TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD STOPPING The direction and speed of movement is MOWER BLADES - controlled by the motion control lever . 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in • To stop mower blades , push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position . neutral ( N ) position . 2 . Release parking brake . GROUND DRIVE - 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / desired position . brake pedal all the way down . TO ADJUST MOWER CUI - FING HEIGHT • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . The position of the attachment lift lever IMPORTANT : The motion control lever determines the cutting height . does not return to neutral ( N ) position • Grasp lift lever . when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . • Press plunger with thumb and move ENGINE - lever to desired position . The cutting height range is approxi - • Move throttle control between half and mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - full speed ( fast ) position . sured from the ground to the blade tip with NOTE : Failure to move throttle control the engine not running . These heights between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - are approximate and may vary depending tion , before stopping , may cause engine to upon soil conditions , height of grass and " backfire " . types of grass being mowed . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and • The average lawn should be cut to ap - remove key . Always remove key when proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use . • Never use choke to stop engine . 12
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season and to over 3 inches during hot _ CAUTION : Do not operate the mower months . For healthier and better looking without either the entire grass catcher , lawns , mow often and after moderate on mowers so equipped , or the deflector growth . shield in place . • For best cutting performance , grass over Attachment Clutch Switch _ . _ Attachemnt 6 inches in height should be mowed Pull Out To " Engage " Lift Lever High twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; Position the second to desired height . TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . " Disengage " - _ , _ NOTE ; Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface . 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to de - REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) sired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CU - I - FING HEIGHT " in this Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse section of manual ) . Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse direc - 2 . Remove retainer spring and clevis pin tion with the attachment clutch engaged which secure each gauge wheel bar . will shut off the engine unless ignition key 3 . Lower gauge wheels to ground . Raise is placed in the ROS " ON " position . gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and _ I _ WARNING : Backing up with the at - insert clevis pin . Gauge wheels should tachment clutch engaged while mowing be slightly off the ground . is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS 4 . Replace retainer spring into clevis pin . " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the 5 . Be sure all gauge wheels are in the attachment clutch engaged , should only same setting . be done when the operator decides it is IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge necessary to reposition the machine with wheels if you change the cutting height the attachment engaged . Do not mow in of the mower deck . reverse unless absolutely necessary . USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - Spring 1 . Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - tion . , , Clevis 3 . Look down and behind before back - Pin ing . TO OPERATE MOWER 4 . Slowly move motion control lever to reverse ( R ) position to start move - Your tractor is equipped with an operator ment . presence sensing switch . Any attempt 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch needed , turn the ignition key clock - wise to engine " ON " position . engaged will shut off the engine . You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position seat to prevent the engine from hesitating ( Normal Operating ' . or cutting off when operating your equip - 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 - O O disengage attachment clutch control . 13
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - TO OPERATE ON HILLS MENTS _ ILWARNING : 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 TOTRANSPORT change oil for easier starting ( See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure to disengage transmission by placing section of this manual ) . freewheel control in freewheeling position . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - nance section in this manual . Freewheel control is located at the rear 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 . Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 into the slot and release so it is held in 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 . J _ kCAUTION ; Wipe off any spilled oil or Transmission Engaged fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline [ ] near an open flame . IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separa - tion and formation of acids during storage . Transmission Disengaged Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . 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 . ) . 14
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To avoid engine problems , the fuel system • The attachments and ground drive can should be emptied before storage of 30 now be used . If the engine does not days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start accept the load , restart the engine and the engine and let it run until the fuel lines allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and Instructions for additional information . below ) Never use engine or carburetor cleaner 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke products in the fuel tank or permanent control in until the engine begins to run damage may occur . smoothly . Continue to push the choke TO START ENGINE control in small steps allowing the en - When starting the engine for the first time gine to accept small changes in speed or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will and load , until the choke control is fully take extra cranking time to move fuel from in . If the engine starts to run roughly , the tank to the engine . pull the choke control out slightly for a 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the few seconds and then continue to push transmission engaged position . the control in slowly . This may require 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , an engine warm - up period from several depress clutch / brake pedal and set seconds to several minutes , depending parking brake . on the temperature . 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP ( N ) position . Before driving the unit in cold weather , 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged the transmission should be warmed up as position . follows : 5 . Move throttle control to fast position 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 6 . Pull choke control out for a cold engine 2 . Place the motion control lever in start attempt . For a warm engine start neutral . Release the parking brake and attempt the choke control may not be let the clutch / brake slowly return to needed . operating position . NOTE " Before starting , read the warm and 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to cold starting procedures below . warm up . This can be done during the 7 . Insert key into ignition and turn key engine warm up period . clockwise to start position and release • The attachments can be used during key as soon as engine starts . Do the engine warm - up period after the not run starter continuously for more transmission has been warmed up and than fifteen seconds per minute . If the may require the choke control be pulled engine does not start after several out slightly . attempts , push choke control in , wait NOTE ; If at a high altitude ( above 3000 a few minutes and try again . If engine feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) still does not start , pull the choke con - the carburetor fuel mixture may need to trol out and retry . be adjusted for best engine performance ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and Service and Adjustments section of this above ) manual ) . 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly . If the engine starts to run roughly , pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly . 15
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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 " 3 - 0 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 ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 20 feet . After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the J neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - 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 . 16
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S " " SYOUOOMPL E RECOSERRV , CE DATE , _ Check 8rake Operation Check Tire Pressure _ _ V ' Check Operator Presence and ! T ROSSystems I _ i R Check for Loose Fasteners I _ ll _ s V ' T LubricationChart 0 Check Battery Level A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades _ a Clean Battery and Terminals i # # Check Transaxle Cooling If Check V - Belts i # # Check Engine Oil Level JJ _ I1 _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) _ 1 ; v ' E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) _ 1.2 N Clean Air Filter 1 _ ' 2 G Clean Air Screen _ 2 Arrester NI Inspect Muffler / Spark i _ / E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ . _ Clean Engine Cooling Pins Replace Spark Plug I _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge ikle2 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 maiotenance * free petter , / . 5 - Tighten front axle I _ vot bolt to 35 ft . - roe , maximum . 2 - Sen _ ice more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to ( D Spindle - - ) pindle operator abuse or negligence . To receive Zerk E _ " ' i L . , full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this Zerk manual . _ OFront Wheel Some adjustments will need to be made ( _ Front Wheel Bearing , - - periodically to properly maintain your : = = _ . = = = , , , , _ earing Zerk Zerk tractor . ' : : . ; = At least once a season , check to see if you should make any of the adjustments • # described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . @ Engine ! 1 i I • At least once a year you should replace I 1 the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , i II i and check blades and belts for wear . I • . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; r , _ , , " " A new spark plug and clean air filter ( _ General PurposeGrease assure proper air - fuel mixture and help ( _ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractf 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o the 3 . Checktire 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 . 17
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TRACTOR CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) SYSTEM Always observe safety rules when per - • When the engine is running with the forming any maintenance . BRAKE OPERATION ignition switch in the engine " ON " posi - tion and the attachment clutch engaged , If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to any attempt by the operator to shift into stop at highest speed in highest gear on a reverse should shut off the engine . level , dry concrete or paved surface , then • When the engine is running with the brake must be checked and adjusted . ( See ignition switch in the ROS " ON " position " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and and the attachment clutch engaged , Adjustments section of this manual ) . any attempt by the operator to shift into TIRES reverse should NOT shut off the engine . • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires BLADE CARE ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " For best results mower blades must be section of this manual ) . kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect blades . control chemicals which can harm rub - _ , CAUTION : Use only a replacement ber . blade approved by the manufacturer of • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp your tractor . Using a blade not approved objects and other hazards that may by the manufacturer of your tractor is cause tire damage . hazardous , could damage your tractor and NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent void your warranty . flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts BLADE REMOVAL dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - rot and corrosion . low access to blades . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) flat washer securing blade . 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with Be sure operator presence and reverse trailing edge up towards deck as shown . operation systems are working properly . If IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , your tractor does not function as de - center hole in blade must align with star scribed , repair the problem immediately . on mandrel assembly . • The engine should not start unless the 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer brake pedal is fully depressed , and theen - and flat washer in exact order as attachment clutch control is in the dis shown . gaged position . 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE Lbs . torque ) . IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . SYSTEM If bolt needs replacing , replace only with • When the engine is running , any at - approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . tempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake Trailing mMandrelbly should shut off the engine . Asse • When the engine is running and the Flat Edge _ , p Blade _ - _ Washer _ L _ _ - JP attachment clutch is engaged , any at - tempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine . Was ar • The attachment clutch should never op - erate unless the operator is in the seat . Blade Bolt - - - - - - - . - _ _ CJnter Hole _ TO SHARPEN BLADE ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position ( Normal Operating ) NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - ening blade - but if you do , be sure the blade is balanced . Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine . 18
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TRANSAXLE COOLING • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt The transmission fan and cooling fins to sharpen while on the mower . should be kept clean to assure proper • To check blade balance , you will need a cooling . 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - sion while engine is running or while the balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , transmission is hot . To prevent possible follow the instructions supplied with damage to seals , do not use high pres - balancer . ) sure water or steam to clean transaxle . NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blade . The lobes of the center hole may blades are intact and clean . appear to be centered , but are not . • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion pings and other materials . To prevent of the steel bolt or pin and hold the damage to seals , do not use com - bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If pressed air or high pressure sprayer to blade is balanced , it should remain in a clean cooling fins . horizontal position . If either end of the TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID blade moves downward , sharpen the The transaxle was sealed at the factory heavy end until the blade is balanced . and fluid maintenance is not required fors - the life of the transaxle . Should the tran Center Hole axle ever leak or require servicing , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 / 8 " Bolt Blade V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . BATTERY Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . Your tractor has a battery charging system ENGINE which is sufficient for normal use . How - LUBRICATION ever , periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life . Only use high quality detergent oil rated • Keep battery and terminals clean . with API service classification SG - SL . • Keep battery bolts tight . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade • Keep small vent holes open . according to your expected operating • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . temperature . NOTE : The original equipment battery on SAE VISCOSITY GRADES your tractor is maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is F not necessary . C - 3o . 20 to o 10 2o TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and termi - NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils nals can cause the battery to " leak " power . ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in 1 . Remove terminal guard . cold weather , they will result in increased 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first oil consumption when used above 32 ° F . then RED battery cable and remove Check your engine oil level more frequent - battery from tractor . ly to avoid possible engine damage from 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and running low on oil . dry . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright . eration or at least once a year if the tractor 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - is not used for 50 hours in one year . Check the crankcase oil level before start - leum jelly . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . 19
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL AIR FILTER Determine temperature range expected Your engine will not run properly using a before oil change . All oil must meet API dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner service classification SG - SL . after every 25 hours of operation or every • Be sure tractor is on level surface . season . Service paper cartridge every • Oil will drain more freely when warm . 100 hours of operation or every season , • Catch oil in a suitable container . whichever occurs first . 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful Service air cleaner more often under not to allow dirt to enter the engine dusty conditions . when changing oil . 1 . Remove cover . 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain ' TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER valve and install the drain tube onto the 2 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . fitting . 3 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . OilDrainValve 4 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace an , C , opre - c . leaner . O Locked TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE 1 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . iii 2 . Reinstall precleaner cartridge , cover and secure . Yellow Cap IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such Drain Tube as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause deterio - 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward ration of the cartridge . Do not oil car - slightly and turning counterclockwise . tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . or dry cartridge . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the Knob _ pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve . Cove ' _ r _ ridge 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 Fr ° ear _ lean _ manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished . ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year . 20
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CLEAN AIR SCREEN IN - LINE FUEL FILTER Air screen must be kept free of dirt and The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel filter becomes chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating . Clean with a wire brush or clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - compressed air to remove dirt and stub - retor , replacement is required . born dried gum fibers . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel To insure proper cooling , make sure the line with arrow pointing towards carbu - grass screen , cooling fins , and other exter - retor . nal surfaces of the engine are kept clean 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks at all times . and clamps are properly positioned , Every 100 hours of operation ( more often 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - under extremely dusty , dirty conditions ) , line . remove the blower housing and other cool - ing shrouds . Clean the cooling fins and Clamp external surfaces as necessary . Make sure Fuel Filter the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . CLEANING NOTE : Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds of all foreign matter . removed will cause engine damage due to • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free overheating . of all gasoline , oil , etc . MUFFLER • Protect painted surfaces with auto - Inspect and replace corroded muffler and motive 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 SPARK PLUG ( S ) tractor unless the engine and transmis - 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 , first . Spark plug type and gap setting are leaves and trash from tractor and mower . shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 21
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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 . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TRACTOR the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links . TO INSTALL MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor . 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest 1 . Place attachment clutch switch in " DIS - position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - ENGAGED " position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to tor shield to right side of tractor . lower mower to its lowest position . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 3 . Roll belt off electric clutch pulley . 4 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis secure with retainer springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rearetainer deck brackets and secure with r 5 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs . springs . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 6 . Disconnect front links from deck by bracket and secure with retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 7 . Install belt into electric clutch pulley 7 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension groove . arms . Slide mower out from under trac - tor . Suspension Arms Electric Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Spring 22
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Check adjustment on right side of tractor . Adjust the mower while tractor is parked Measure distance " D " directly in front of on level ground or driveway . Make sure and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - mower housing as shown . UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this • Before making any necessary adjust - manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , ments , check that both front links are you will not properly adjust your mower . equal in length . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT • If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same length as other link . • Raise mower to its highest position . • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " • At the midpoint of both sides of mower , on both front links an equal number of measure height from bottom edge of turns . mower to ground . Distance " A " on both • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front links . • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " ment on one side of mower only . from trunnion on both front links . Tighten • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift nut " E " on both front links an equal num - link adjustment nut on that side . ber of turns . The two front links must • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift remain equal in length . link adjustment nut on that side . • When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . trunnion on both front links . 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 A ( _ Suspension BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUALIN LENGTH I I _ - ' 1 - _ \ \ \ I _ iftLink _ Adjustment _ 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 23
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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 . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - placed without tools . Park the tractor on ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . level surface . Engage parking brake . 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 placingon 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and freewheel control in ' transmissi 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 Operating Nut Arm Mandrel Pulley TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable belt installation guide decal on bottom side brake system which is mounted on the of left footrest . right side of the transaxle . 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 . 2 . Disconnect clutch wire harness . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 3 . Remove clutch Iocator . paved surface , depress clutch / brake 4 . Remove belt from stationary idler and pedal all the way down and engage clutching idler . parking brake . 5 . Remove belt downward from engine 2 . Disengage transmission by placing pulley and around electric clutch . freewheel control in " transmission dis - 6 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - Carefully remove belt upwards from trol out and into the slot and release so transmission input pulley . it is held in the disengaged position . 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper The rear wheels must lock and skid when and pull belt away from tractor . you try to manually push the tractor for - 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 . 24
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3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - belt around electric clutch and onto tion and turn engine off . engine pulley . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 5 . Move motion control lever to the neu - clutching idler . 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut tral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . securely . 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed 7 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves to get to adjustment bolt , move mower and inside all belt guides and keepers . deck height to the lowest position . 8 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL After above adjustment is made , if the MOWER " in this section of manual ) . tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral Electric position , follow these steps : Clutch _ . . Clutch 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . Locator 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to Clutching - - _ I • 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to Idler . , ' J - 3,1 creep . Stationary - - ( II 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . Idler _ Jl = , _ j , / 4 . Start engine and test . 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above Center Span / _ . J _ steps until satisfied . Keeper _ _ _ Clutch _ . . _ . " _ Wire Motion Control Lever Neutral Transmission _ _ L _ / L _ Harness Lock Gate Input Pulley _ TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset Adjustment Bolt at the factory and adjustment should not TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / be necessary . REPLACEMENT 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . Should your transmission require removal for 2 . Start engine and move motion con - service or replacement , itshould be purged trol lever until tractor does not move after reinstallationand before operating thein forward or backward . tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " the Operation section of this manual . 25
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TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each If steering wheel crossbars are not battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are against tractor chassis . positioned straight forward , remove steer - 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER fully charged battery . 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK The front wheel toe - in and camber are not cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , adjustable on your tractor . If damage has away from fuel tank and battery . occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or camber , contact a Sears or other qualified TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE service center . ORDER - TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery . 1 . Block up axle securely . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal ( rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove . Weak or Dead Fully Charged 5 . Replace axle cover . Battery Battery NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent REPLACING BATTERY flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant _ IWARNING : Do not short battery also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at Washers the same time . Before connecting battery , Retaining Ring _ I _ IL ' _ remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Axle _ / _ ! 1C _ 1 Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental Cover , ' _ ' _ _ J I Square Key I _ . _ W grounding . ( Rear Wheel Only ) _ - _ - r 1 . Lift hood to raised position . 2 . Remove terminal guard . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable BATTERY then RED battery cable and carefully _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries remove battery from tractor . generate explosive gases . Keep sparks , 4 . Install new battery with terminals in flame and smoking materials away from same position as old battery . batteries . Always wear eye protection 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . when around batteries . 6 . First connect RED battery cable to If your battery is too weak to start the positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of securely . this manual ) . 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to If " jumper cables " are used for emergency negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - starting , follow this procedure : maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped securely with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle 8 . Close terminal access doors . must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use 9 . Close hood . your tractor battery to start other vehicles . 26
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Ke Nut Hex Bolt TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY Terminal 1 . Raise hood . Access o " . . , 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to ( Red ) Cable Terminal reconnect the headlight wire connector . Guard " - Negative ( Black ) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill . Headlight Wire 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb Connector holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located behind the dash . 27
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ENGINE TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 1 . With engine not running , move throttle / control lever to fast position . Swivel Clampw Scre 2 . Check that swivel is against stop . If it is not , loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop . Tighten cable clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 1 . With engine not running , move choke control ( located on dash panel ) to full choke position . 2 . Loosen knob and remove cover as - sembly from air cleaner . 3 . Choke should be closed . If it is not , Clamp Screw loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed . Tighten casing clamp screw securely . 4 . Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems , take yourr tractor to an authorized service center fo repair and / or adjustment . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust - damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory set for proper engine speed . Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous . If you think the engine - governed high speed needs adjusting , contact a qualified service center , which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjust - ments . 28
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Also , alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract age at the end of the season or if the trac - moisture which leads to separation and tor will not be used for 30 days or more . formation of acids during storage . Acidic _ I _ WARNING " Never store the tractor gas can damage the fuel system of an with gasoline in the tank inside a building engine while in storage . where fumes may reach an open flame • Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - or spark . Allow the engine to cool before gine and letting it run until the fuel lines storing in any enclosure . and carburetor are empty . TRACTOR • 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 ) . 3 . Turn ignition key to start position for a • Fully charge the battery for storage . few seconds to distribute oil . • After a period of time in storage , battery 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . may require recharging . • 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 " TOin • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BA'I - FERY AND TERMINALS " 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 . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage . 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed tO Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in properly . Operation section . 3 . Engine flooded . 3 . Wait several minutes before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . ! 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . i4 . 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 . Faulty operator presence 9 . Contact a Sears or other switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and 3 . Clean underside of mower trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 5 . Check oil level / change oil . Loss of power 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 6 . Clean and regap or change ( continued ) 6 . Faulty spark plug . spark plug . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 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 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 12 . Dirty / clogged 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 bolt . vibration 2 . Contact a Sears or other 2 . Bent blade mandrel . qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to Engine dies when tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . . 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and Engine continues to run when connections . If not corrected , presence control system . 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 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 2 . 3 . i3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other 4 . qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . Mower blades will mechanism . not rotate 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 1 . Engine speed too slow . Poor grass " FAST " position . discharge 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge 9 . Blades improperly installed . 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 . i 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not ! 1 Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 12 . 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 se 1 . Move throttle control when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine " OFF " ( fast ) position before stoppin ! ( fast ) position before engine , stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 SCHEMATIC 028G319337613a7131 _ / 3 _ 91391 1392 BATTERY L tq'L'l'S SOLENOID AMMETER FUSE ( OPTIONAL ) , m , mrll . o _ _ _ _ _ - _ ( DISENGAGED ) I , , , - _ - T - - , 1 " - ' - _ ' _ - ' _ " - , , , ( PEDAL UP ) q 11 _ , . . _ O _ CLUTCH / BRAKE _ Y l SEAT _ SWITCH , . { NOT CUPIED _ I _ _ _ of _ _ _ o _ . _ I I _ K _ Y . j ' : I i J - L I J REVI _ SE SWITCH SHORTING CONNECTOR _ CK I _ i NOT IN REVERSE I _ - _ _ , _ _ _ 1 eU _ X ELECTRIC CLUTCH : , . , - IGNITION GAp _ _ SPARK PLUGS UNIT ( 2PLUGS _ V ] N CYL ENGINES ) FUEL SHUTK ) FF SOLENOID ELI ( OPTIONAL ) D . UE t t _ _ _ LINE ' B ( F SO EQUIPPED ) m _ NOTE HEADLIGHTS YOUR TRACTOR ISA EQUIPPED WITH SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOTE CONNECTED TO TH NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLE BATrERY , BUT HAVE CTHEIRE . IGNITION SWITCH CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTSE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKIE " BRIGHTNESS OF HTHE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS OFF M + G + A1 WILL CHANGE WIT ENGIN NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUNK ) VERRIDE B + A1 SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTSIS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE RUN B ÷ A1 L ÷ A2 UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS START _ + S + A1 o2ez , 3WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 ELECTRICAL t I I I I i ! i ! 411 / 26 f I I I I I I I _ + / / - - - ' r 16 / / I \ \ i s \ \ I I 93 I I 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 144927 BatteryHex 2 74760412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 8 7603J Tray Batteryont 10 145211 Bolt Btr Fr 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount 12 145769 Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch Interlock 21 175688 Harness Light 22 4152J Bulb aLightrter 24 8860R Cable St 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 ignition1 / 41 17720408 ScrewThd Cut 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 192507 Solenoid 45 122822X Ammeter 50 174652 Switch PTO 52 141940 Protection Wire 1Loop8 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - x 1 / 2 79 175242 Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock 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 35
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 9O 31 278 1209 11 2O9 6O , 2O9 74 209 2O6 2O9 chassis - stealth , sUt _ 21 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 9 193636X428 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 175260X428 Hood Assembly 20 162026 Plate Battery 26 STD541437 Locknut Hex with Insert 3 / 8 - 16 uric 28 174515X428 Grille 29 161840 Lens Bar 30 192395X428 Fender / Footrest 31 139976 Bracket Fender / Support 37 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYT 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 unc x 3 / 4 64 174997 Dash Lower 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 90 124346X Nut Self - Thd Wsh - Hd 1 / 4 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Footrest 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 154 161897 Bracket Dash Rh 155 161900 Bracket Dash Lh 158 162037 Parking Brake Bkrt 159 191120X428 Cupholder 161 164655 Bumper Extrusion . 600 x 3.50 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 217 179132X428 Console FuelWindow 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex NOTE : All componentdimensionsgiven inU . S . inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 GROUND DRIVE 29 252 22 55 19 25 78 74 75 drive - hydro . stlL71 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 173967 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x4 - 1 / 4 Gr . 5 1 Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 64 STD551143 Washer ( See Breakdown ) 65 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 8 192502 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 6669 142432 Screw HexWsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 9 180505 Clutch 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 74 137057 Spacer 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 7576 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 STD581075 E - RingSquare 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 uno 77 123583X Key 17 126197X Washer 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , 1 - 1 / 20D x 15 / 32 ID x . 250 81 178139 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 82 165711 Spring Torsion 21 106933X Knob 1 / 2 - 13 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 22 178141 Rod Brake 85 150360 Nut Lock Center 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 192387X428 Console Shift 23 190736 Bracket Anti - Rotation 89 24 73350600 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 uric 95 178134 Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 112 0190912100 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD . 120 739006 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 28 175765 Rod Parking Brake 150 175456 Spacer Retainerx Washer 13 / 32 2 x 10 Ga . 29 124236X Cap Parking Brake 151 19133210 30 169592 Bracket Transaxle 156 166002 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1.125 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x3 / 4 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 34 175578 Shaft Foot Pedal 159 183900 Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 35 120183X Bearing Nylon 161 0721404060 36 19211616 Washer 162 736804 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 uncx 1 Gr . 5 37 1572H Pin Roll 163 74780416 Bracket Pivot Lever 38 179114 Pulley Composite 165 0165623510 39 72110622 Bolt RDHD 166 1749 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 168 165492 41 175556 Keeper Belt Idler 169 165580 Plate Fastening Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 " 1D 47 127783 Pulley IdlerV - Groove 197 91696133 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch 198 1695 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " HydGr . 49 123205X Retainer Belt 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 5 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 245 178122 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 246 178121 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 52 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 247 181462 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 53 199652 Link Clutch 251 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 Washer 13 / 32 x I x 16 Ga . 55 105709X Spring Return Clutch 252 19131616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 254 17000616 57 178138 V - Belt 263 17000612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 59 169691 Keeper Center Span5 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 87 62 123533X Cover Pedal NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 63 174607 Pulley Engine 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 STEERING ASSEMBLY j : : : - t : : : : . - . - . . [ . . . . . . . r . . . . . J i I 67 $ e 67 13 6 _ 67 6S 68 steering _ stealthorem _ l3 4O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 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 Drag7 / 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 8 x 16 Ga , 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 32 192757 Rod Tie 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 186095X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 2 - 3 / 80D 12 Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot / Steering 43 121749X Washer 25 32 1 1 / 4x 16Ga , 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 199978 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat , 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 15 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 uric 91 175553 Clip Steeringarden 95 188967 Washer H . 793 x 1.637 x , 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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To avoid TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 should b ENGINE days or I the engit and carlo Use fres 2 • Instructi ( Never u _ products damage TO STA 13 When stz 25 14 38 or if the take extr ; the tank I 1 . Be s _ transl 2 . Sit or 32 depr _ parkire 3 . Plac ( N ) p ( 4 . Move positi . 5 . Move 6 . Pull c start attem 112 - 4 _ ' _ 3,3 needq NOTE : E i cold star I 7 . Inserl cloclo keya 29 not FL than 1 \ engin attem OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT a few I Spark Arrester still d , trol o ; engine - bsintek - twin _ 39 WARM V KEY PART KEY PART above ) NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO , NO . DESCRIPTION 8 . Wher 1 175437X505 Control Throttle / Choke 29 contr _ 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 2 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex 31 179022 Tank Fuel run sl 3 Engine B & S Model 32 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel run r ( 445677 - 0413 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 33 123487X Clamp Hose Black 4 149723 Muffler 37 8543R Line Fuel slight 5 160589 Exhaust Tube RH 38 181654 contir Plug Drain Oil Easy 6 159955 Exhaust Tube LH 41 139277 StemTank Fuel 8 171877 Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 w / sems 45 17000612 Screw HexwshThdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 10 162797 Shield Browning 72 183906 Screw Socket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 13 165391 Muffler Gasket 81 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy 112 3645J Bushing 17 17060624 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x I SMGML - 1 / 2 23 169837 Shield Heat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 25 18776X505 Control Choke inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 SEAT ASSEMBLY I I 21 I I I I 17 12 41 seat _ it . knob _ 22 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 180598 Seat 15 121249X Spacer Split 2 180166 Bracket Pivot Fender 16 123740X Spring Cprsn 5 145006 Clip Push - In 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 18 unc 18 124238X Cap Spring Seat / 7 124181X 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 16 - 18 uric Spring Seat 1Cprsn - 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 22 STD541431 NutHex LockW / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga , 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 9 19131614 10 195696 Pan Seat 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut 41 140675 Strap Aem . Fender 12 174648 Bracket Mounting Switch NOTE : All component dimensions given inU . S . inches 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id 1 inch = 25.4 mm 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 DECALS 11 7 5 16 3 13 21 11 10 21 8 _ 15 - - 1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 187407 Decal Reflector LH 13 133644 Decal Replacement Parts 2 138047 Decal BatteryDiehard Sears 15 187408 Decal ReflectorRH 3 194023 Decal HoodRH 16 164065 Decal SteeringWheel 4 194024 Decal HoodLH 18 19330716 Decal Fender Opr , 5 194027 Decal FenderCraftsman 20 1495 Decal Battery 6 146046 DecalV - BeltDdveSchematic 21 194025 Decal HoodSide Panel 7 193654 DecalDash 23 189684 Decal EnginesisDisconnect 8 179128 Decal Deck Caution - - 178392 Decal ChasestLHRH 9 400482 Decal Replacement Hood - - 184310X428 Pad Footrtrest 10 156439 Decal Fender Danger - - 18431lX428 Pad Foo 11 189637 Decal Panel Dash - - 400445 iManualOwner'sEnglishsh 12 160396 Decal V - Belt Schematic - - 400446 ManualOwner'sSpan WHEELS & TIRES KEY PART NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap ValveTire 2 65139 Stem Valve 2 _ 5,8 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Front ( ServiceItem Only ) 5 106732X417 RimAsm6 " front Service 6 278H FittingGrease ( FrontWheel Only ) 7 9040H BearingFlange ( FrontWheel Only ) 8 106108X417 Rim Asm 8 " rearService 11 9 138468 Tire RTs 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 wheeL1 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 I / / / / 5 ! i 3 13 2 4 6 5 11 4 12 13 19 2O 2O 15 19 15 31 32 lift - rh . 1plece _ 26 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION 1 197980 16 733508O0 PlungerAssembly Nut Hex Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc 2 198070 17 175689 ShaftAssembly , Lift TrunnionFrontSusp 3 188822 PinGmove 18 73800800 Nut Lockw / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 unc 4 12000002 E - Ring 19 139868 ArmAsm SuspensionMowerk 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 20 194209 PinCotter7 / 16 BowTie Loc 6 120183X BearingNylon 31 169865 BearingPivotLift 7 175830 Grip Handle Fluted 32 73540600 NutCrownlock3 / 8 - 24 11 139865 LinkLiftL . H . 12 139866 LinkLiftR . H , 13 STD624008 sRetainerSpringp NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 15 173288 LinkFrontSu 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 MOWER DECK 140 " 117 _ : _ " 119 " 11T " 116 21 34 , 138 I 28 27 29 2 16 18 149 5 6 19F 21 42 _ O . etec . t - path . adjwl . stJt3 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 56 165723 Spacer Retainer 1 182032 Mower Housing 2 STD533107 Bolt 59 141043 Guard Tuv Idler ( 94 ) 61 174882 3 138017 Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front Spring Ext Elect Clutch 68 174883 V - Belt 4 194208 Pin Cotter5 / 16 BowTie Lock 92 STD541437 Locknut HexW / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 5 STD624008 RetainerSpring Screw 5 / 16 - 18 113 17000510 6 178024 Bar SwayDeck 8 850857 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 116 4898H Bolt Shoulder 9 STD551137 Washer Lock 117 188606 Wheel Gauge Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 1 10 140296 Washer Hardened 118 73930600 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 14Ga . 119 19121414 ( The following blades are available 129 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . 11 138971 Blade 42 " Hi - Lift 130 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1Gr . 5 ( For bagging or discharge ) 131 STD53 . 3710 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - - 134149 Blade 42 " Mulching STD 134 156941 Pin Head Rivet ( For mulching mowers only ) 135 159765 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear - - 139775 Blade 42 " Mulching Premiumching ) LH ( For better wear when mul 136 155986 13 137645 Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented Bar Adjusting Gauge Wheel 138 159763 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear ( Incl . Key Number 6 ) RH 14 128774 Housing Mandrel Vented 139 159767 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front 15 110485X Bearing Ball Mandrel RH 16 174493 Stripper Mower Deck18 140 159768 18 72140505 Bolt Carriage 5 / 16 - x 5 / 8 Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front LH 19 132827 Bolt Shoulder 143 157109 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 20 159770 Baffle Vortexock 21 STD541431 Nut Crownl 5 / 16 - 18 unc 144 158634 Keeper Belt42 " Clutch Cable 23 177563 Bracket Deflector 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 146 171977 24 105304X Cap Sleeve BoltCarraige lIdlerer 148 169022 Spring Return Id 25 123713X Spring Tomion Deflector 26 110452X Nut Push 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 27 130968X428 Shield Deflector 150 19091210 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 159 STD533717 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 Washer 3 / 8 184 19131410 29 131491 Rod Hinge - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes 30 173984 ScrewThdrol Rolling Wsh Hd housing , shaft and shaft hardware 31 187690 Washer Spacer only - pulley not included ) 32 153535 Pulley lMandrelanged - - 181542 33 178342 NutToplock F Replacement Mower , Complete 34 STD533717 Bolt ( Std . Deck - Order separately 36 131494 Pulley Idler Flat gauge wheels 5 , 116 - 119,134 , 40 73900600 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 une 136 ) . 44 140088 Guard Mandrel L . H . 45 STD624003 Retainerhd . 46 137729 ScrewT Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 NOTE : Allcomponentdimensions given inU . S . inches 54 178515 Washer Hardened 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 155046 Arm Idler 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 47 87 115 48 115 87 i / 22 23 160 10t 102 207 2 _ 48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 PEERLESS 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 SpringillPlug / 5 776355 Counter Shaft 85 792154 Oil FSeal 6 778263 Spur Gear 11T 87 788088A Oil 3 4 " 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 99 792141 Washer . 3771D . 058W 13 778368 BeveIGear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13 100 792200 Snubber Washer Teeth ) 101 792199 Snubber Spring . 471DW 14 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13 102 792184 Washer . 4371D . 078 Teeth ) 103 792193 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 104 792198 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24625 17 786139 Drive Pin 105 780096 Washer . ID . 057W 22 792194 Spring 106 786162 Sleeve Assembly1 " 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 107 792046 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 109 788104 = O " Ring 26 792125 Retaining Ring 113 786199 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 28 792035 Retaining Ring 114 786200 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 29 780065 Washer . 627 ID . 091W 115 786198 Sleeve Assembly ( Incl . 87 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 127 784384 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl . 109 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 150 788093A LiquidGasket RTV Silicon 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 157 788102 Oil Seal 9 / 16 " 1D 38 799021 Brake Pad 180 730229 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 182 788103 Grommet 41 790102 Brake Lever 183 792118 Relief Valve 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 184 792196 Hose Barb 42A 792203 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 185 798050 Tubing1 / 2 x 5 43 792171 Screw , 10 - 24x . 500 190 792150 Washer 44A 790100 Inside Brake ( Mach ) 191 792151 Nut 7 / 16 - 20 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Casting ) 200 794787 Differential ( Gear Reduction 45 790101 Actuator Rod Drive ) 47 774869 Axle 16.812 203 798044 Pulley & Hub Ass'y 48 774688 Axle 11.625 206 798055 Disconnect Lever 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 207 798053 Mounting Plate 56 778379 Spur Gear 81T 208 798040 Fanontrol 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 209 798054 C Lever 67 776440 Brakeshaft 210 794788 Hydro Module LH Fender Control 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 929A | . . 1011 8 I 11 . , _ , m , , 80,8 , , 967 1888 285N [ 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL 267 t 5O
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 1100 _ P 7 798 2 + + _ I _ _ 11o22 _ 1 914 _ p 3871 _ T " 628 . , - - o . . , , , I " 914 9180 1 _ 1421 I _ 111411231 I i < [ 15OH I + I _ T _ L m1 lO8 _ ; _ _ 13o I 552 ; _ W 51 _ 1142111281r _ I + _ , + _ 1160m _ iI . + oI1353 ° _ , 0 , = m + , 406io13666u , + + : , m + l _ j © I 1123 _ 2760 104 _ 1555A / 8 _ _ ] + _ ; ; + I 1124 _ 1055 633 # 987 _ I 691 e | 11230 " ; . 1 ° o + , + . + , 51 _ 13 < D . , I _ 276 _ 1 , + , + . 177223 _ J _ 1124 _ 150 _ 339 # 87 _ 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 11329R7E4P | LACEMENT 1E0N _ 4G _ I'N _ ' E _ I 7l _ J A 1005 _ 332 _ ) 75 _ 405 69s v L1330 REPAIR MANUAL J 165 _ 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 883 7 _ 868 153 1o , 2 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 868 1 943 ( _ 842 _ 10 2 _ _ 691 ® 22 _ 524 ¢ _ 69 _ 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 690995 O : 1 : Gasket - Nozzleenoid 1 699753 Cylinder Assembly 150 699727 Retainer - Sol 2 499585 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto Side ) 160 691001 , ' + Gasket - Air Cleaner 3 391086 - Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 163 4 699747 Sump - Engine 165 693148 Nut ( Ring Gear ) 691049 Line - Fuel 5 693998 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 1 ) 187 5A 693999 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 2 ) 187A 691050 Line - Fuel ( Cut to Required 7 693997 . + Gasket - Cylinder Head Length ) 8 499601 Breather Assembly 188 691108 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 9 690937 • Gasket - Breather 192 690083 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 10 691108 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 209 697674 Spring - Governor 11 690942 Tube - Breather 211 691019 Spring - Governed Idle 12 697227 . Gasket - Crankcase 212 695238 Link - Governor 691021 Bracket - Choke Control 13 791130 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 213 691022 Link - Choke 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 216 698231 Gear - Governor 15A 691680 Plug - Oil Drain 219 16 790136 Crankshaft 220 690412 Washer ( Governor Gear ) 698761 Bracket - Control 20 690947 * Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 222 691048 Lever - Governor Control 22 694966 Screw ( Crankcase Cover ) 227 690718 Screw ( Choke Valve ) 23 691053 Flywheel 231 691035 Filter - Fuel 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 240 690957 Retainer - Breather 25 694003 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 250 690956 Collector - Oil 694007 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Oversize ) 252 26 694004 Ring Set ( Standard ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 694008 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 27 690975 Lock - Piston Pin 276 690997 , O : _ Washer - Sealing 28 690229 Pin - Piston ( Standard ) 287 691108 Screw ( Dipstick / ' l'ube Assembly ) 29 499583 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 304 790688 Housing - Blower 32 690976 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 305 691005 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 33 499596 Valve - Exhaust 305A 790690 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 84 697464 Valve - Intake 309 691262 Motor - Starter Screw ( Starter Motor ) 35 690963 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 310 691263 Brush Set 36 690963 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 311 497608 42 499586 Keeper - Valve 332 691059 Nut ( Flywheel ) 45 690977 Tappet - Valve 338 691060 Armature - Magneto 46 790562 Camshaft 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 48 698172 Short Block 337 691043 Spark Plug 50 695241 Manifold - Intake 358 694012 Gasket Set - Engine 51 690950 ° O _ Gasket - Intake 363 691062 Puller - Flywheel 53 690951 Stud ( Carburetor ) 383 690966 Wrench - Spark Plug 54 695239 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 385 690960 Screw ( Fue ! Pump ) 54A 699816 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 387 808656 Pump - Fuel 73 494439 Screen - Rotating 404 690442 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 74 698425 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 405 697820 Screw ( Back Plate ) Plate - Carburetor 75 691056 Washer ( Flywheel ) 418 690999 Elbow - Intake 89 690283 Plug - Oil 431 790816 95 690718 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 445 499486 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 98 699721 Kit - Idle Speed 447 691003 104 6949180 Pin - Float Hinge 447A 691108 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 105 698537 O Valve - Float Needle 467 691008 Knob - Air Cleaner 108 699723 Valve - Choke 467A 790697 Knob - AirCleaner Alternator 117 699494 Jet - Main ( Standard ) 474 696458 117A 699495 Jet - Main ( Standard ) 501 691185 Regulator 121 699734 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 505 691029 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 125 699709 Carburetor 510 497606 Drive - Starter 130 690993 Valve - Throttle 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 131 499805 Kit - Throttle Shaft 133 699724 FIoat - Carburator Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 185 699729 Tube - Fuel Transfer O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 137 690994 O : _ Gasket - Float Bowl : _ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 1095 146 690979 Key - Timing + NOTE : Allcomponent dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Filter - Pre Cleaner 523 691036 Dipstick 967 273638 Cover - Air Cleaner 524 691032 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 968 790689 Bowl - Float 525 691037 Tube - Dipstick 975 499810 Gasket Set - Carburetor 526 691108 Screw ( Regulator ) 977 699735 Seal - Throttle Shaft 544 Armature - Starter ( Serviced by 987 691000 O _ Fan - Flywheel 691262 Starter Motor Only ) 1005 790698 Nipple - Oil Filter 552 690552 Bushing - Governor Crank 1013 690954 Screen - Oil Pump 552A 690553 Bushing - GovernorCrank 1017 690770 Kit - Label 562 690311 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1019 693995 Gasket - Rocker Cover 573 691009 Plate - Back 1022 690971 , + Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 1 ) 601 691038 Clamp - Hose 1023 499599 Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 2 ) 615 698290 Retainer - Governor Shaft 1023A 499600 616 691045 Crank - Governor 1024 499054 Pump - Oil Rod - Push ( Steel ) 617 697891 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1026 690981 Rod - Push ( Aluminum ) 628 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump Bracket ) 1026A 690982 Filter - Oil 633 6909980 _ Seal - Choke / Throttle Shaft 1027 492932 Arm - Rocker 635 66538 Boot - Sparkplug 1029 690972 Shaft - Pump 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1035 691042 Label - Emission 668 691215 Spacer 1036 790625 Ring - Retaining 672 690234 _ Gasket - Carburetor Plate 1051 691265 Cable - Tie 691 690657 , Seal - Governor Shaft 1054 280275 Owner's Manual 695 693149 Screw ( Ring Gear ) 1058 275475 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1070 690372 Retainer - Brush 703 691010 Clip 1090 691293 Set - Valve Gasket 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1095 694013 Pivot - Rocker Arm 726 499612 Gear - Ring 1100 690973 Screw ( Alternator ) 741 690980 Gear - Timing 1119 691183 SeaI - O Ring ( Solenoid Retainer ) 742 690328 Retainer - E Ring 1123 699725 SeaI - O Ring ( Fuel TransferTube ) 750 696999 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1124 690988 _ 1 _ 783 693058 Gear - Pinion 1126 690991 Screw ( Fuel TransferTube ) Screw ( Carburetor Nozzle ) 788 691039 Bracket - Fuel Pump 1128 690990 O 1329 445777 - 0027Replacement Engine ( If original 789 698330 Harness - Wiring engine is equipped with a six pin 789A 696576 Harness - Wiring wiring harness transfer to the 797 691029 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) replacement engine . 797A 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) Transfer muffler and / or spark 798 697890 Screw ( Rocker Arm ) arrestor assembly from the 801 691283 Cap - Drive original engine if suitable for 802 691286 Cap - End additional serviceor add new 803 Housing - Starter ( Serviced by parts as required . Transfer oil 891262 Starter Motor Only ) sensorto the replacement 842 691031 ° SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick ) engine ) , 847 499602 Assembly - Dipstick / Tube 1330 273521 Repair Manualel 851 493880 Terminal - Spark Plug 1342 699731 Extension - Fu TransferTube 855 691011 Adapter - Air Cleaner 1353 699725 SeaI - O Ring ( Fuel TransferTube 865 691012 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 1 ) Extension ) 865A 691014 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 2 ) 865B 691015 Cover - Air Guide 868 690968 _ + Seal - Valve ° Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 877 399916 Wire / Con hector - Alternator O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 121 883 690970 , + Gasket - Exhaust Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 914 691127 Screw ( Rocker Arm Cover ) Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 1095 918 694000 Hose - Vacuum + 929 695239 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 929A 691003 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 1 inch = 25,4 mm 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 947 699728 Solenoid - Fuel 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump 54
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION o ' 1 O ' 1 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Hold page before you so that Its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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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
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
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
43192507 Solenoid (96012001102)
45122822X Ammeter
50174651 Switch pto
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
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
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1174619 Chassis assembly
10STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 x 1
11167203 Left Panel, dash, left hand
13188702X010 Panel, dash, right hand
1417490608 Screw
142175702 Plate
143186689 Bracket swaybar chassis notch
144175582 Bracket footrest step-thru
145409167 Rod pivot chassis/hood
154161897 Bracket dash right hand
155161900 Bracket dash stealth lh
158162037 Parking brake
159191120X428 Right rear Cup holder
161164655 Hood bumper
17175260X428 Hood assembly, pnt
2176554 Drawbar, stretch
20162026 Plate battery
206170165 Shoulder bolt
20917000612 Screw
217179132X428 Fuel console
26STD541437 Locknut hex with insert 3/8-16 unc
278416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
28174515X428 Grille
29182875 Lens bar
30192814X428 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
9193636X428 Dash ytgt 2 cyl
90124346X Nut
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1N/P Transaxle peerless lth2000 (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
21106933X Knob
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
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
53199652 Clutch 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
64173967 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 gr. 5
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
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
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 wire form 19 75 mech
36155105 Bushing, strg. .742/.747 id
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38186095X428 S insert . cap
3919183812 Washer
4169839 Spindle assembly right hand
4073540600 Crownlock nut
41186737 Adaptor, steeriing wheel
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 . suspension
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
95188967 Washer
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1175437X505 Control
10146629 Shield browning
1123645J Bushing
13273485 Shield browning
14148456 Plug drain oil easy drain
1717060624 Bolts
2416358 Screw #10 x 3/4 single lead - hex
23169837 Shield thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 tytt
2518776X505 Control choke
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine b&s models 445677-0413-e1 (see breakdown)
31179022 Tank fuel 4.0 rear
32179124X428 Assembly fuel cap
33123487X Clamp hose
378543R Fuel line
38181654 Plug, oil drain easy
4149723 Muffler, assembly, twin lo-tone
41139277 Stem
4517000612 Screw
5160589 Tube manifold
6159955 Tube manifold
72183906 Screw . socket
8171877 Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 1-3/4 with sems
81STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1188706 Seat
10195696 Assembly seat pan
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12174648 Bracket pint mounting switch
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
15121249X Spacer, split, large .28 id. x .88
16123740X Compression spring
1773680400 Nut lock 1/4 lge flg gr. 5 zinc
18124238X Spring cap
2180166 Bracket . pivot
21171852 Bolt
22STD541431 Nut hex lock w/ins 5/16-18
2419171912 Washer
25127018X Bolt
41140675 Strap
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
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189637 Decal, panel, dash
12160396 Decal v-belt schematic 42" eng
13133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
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
21194025 Decal, hood, side panel
23189684 Decal engine
3194023 Decal, hood - rh
4194024 Decal, hood - lh
5194027 Decal fender craftsman
6146046 Decal, v-belt, drive, schematic
7193654 Decal, dash
8STD561820 Decal deck caution
9400482 Decal replacement hood
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
159192 Valve cap
107152J Tube
11104757X428 Hub . axle cap
265139 Valve stem
3122073X Tire f ts 15 x 6.0-6 service
459904 Tube
5106732X417 Front Rim
6278H Fitting
79040H Flange bearing
8106108X417 Rim
9138468 Tire r. ts .20 x 8-8 c. service
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
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
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...
1185770 Mower housing
10140296 Washer
11138971 Blade
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
134156941X008 Pin head rivet
135532159765 Bracket assembly wheel gauge rear lh
136155986X431 Bar adjusting gauge wheel
138159763 Bracket
139159767 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front rh
14128774 Housing
140159768 Bracket assembly wheel gauge front - lh
143157109 Idler bracket
144158634 Keeper belt
145173437 Pulley idler flat
146171977 Carriage bolt
148169022 Spring idler
149165898 Retainer spring yellow zinc
15110485X Bearing
15019091210 Washer
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
4194208 Pin cotter 5/16-18 bow tie lock
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
0178392 Decal chassis disconnect
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0400445 Manual owner's english
0400446 Manual owner's spanish
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0130794 Mandrel assembly (includes housing, shaft assem...
0181542 Replacement mower, complete (std. deck-order se...