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Owner's Manual CRAFTSMAN ° LAWN TRACTOR 24.0 HP , 48 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.275701 from previously built engines . Before you start the engine , read r _ This product has a low emission engine which operates differently and understand this Owner's Manual . For answers to your questions about IMPORTANT : this product , Call : Read and follow all 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Safety Rules and Instructions Sears Craftsman Help Line before operating this equip - 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat ment , Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 6 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 3 . SafetyRules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service andAdjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 . . 93 . ProductSpecifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly / Pre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 . Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . RepairParts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 MaintenanceSchedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SearsService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B . ackCover LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT Fortwo ( 2 ) yearsfrom the dateof purchase , if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis maintained , lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsinthe owner'smanual , Searswill repairor replacefree of chargeany partsthat arefoundto be adefectiveinrswill materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below . Se also providefree laborfor theseapplicablewarrantedparts for the two full years . During the first 30 daysof purchase , therewill be nochargesto servicethe productat your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty . ( Seeexclusionsbelow ) . Foryour conve - nience , IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafterthe first 30 daysof pur - chase , but a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill be waivedif the Craftsmanproductis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location . Forthe nearestauthorizedSearslocation , pleasecall 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® . Thiswarrantyappliesonly while this productis within the UnitedStates . This Warrantydoes not cover : • Expendableitemswhich becomeworn during normaluse , includingbut not limitedto blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , andoil filters . • StandardMaintenanceServicing , oil changes , or tune - supsideobjects , • Tire replacementor repaircausedby puncturesfrom out such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse , includingbut notlimitedto , damage causedby towingobjectsbeyondthe capabilityof the ridingequipment , impacting objectsthat bendthe frameor crankshaft , or over - speedingthe engine . • Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatornegligence , includingbut not limitedto , elec - trical and mechanicaldamagecausedby improperstorage , failureto use the proper gradeand amountof engineoil , failureto keepthe deck clearof flammabledebris , or failureto maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedinthe owner'smanual . • Engine ( fuelsystem ) cleaningor repairscausedbyfuel determinedto becontami - natedor oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuelshouldbe usedwithin 30 daysof its pur - chasedate . • Normaldeteriorationandwear of the exteriorfinishes , or productlabelreplacement . • Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes . LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) daysfrom dateof purchase , if anybatteryincludedwith this ridingequip - ment provesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand ourtestingdeterminesthe battery will not holda charge , Searswill replacethe batteryat no charge . Duringthe first 30fter daysof purchase , therewill beno chargesto replacethe batteryat your HOME . A the first 30 days , for yourconvenience , IN - HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be avail - ablebut a trip chargewill apply . This chargewill bewaivedif the Craftsmanproduct ison , droppedoff at an authorizedSearslocation . Forthe nearestauthorizedSearslocati pleasecall 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 ac - • Never direct discharged material cidental starting when setting up , trans - toward anyone . Avoid discharging porting , 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 - plug . 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 attachments • Slowdown before turning . • Never leave a running machine that are recommended by and comply with unattended . Always turn off blades , specifications of the manufacturer of your set parking brake , stop engine , and tractor . Use common sense when towing . remove keys before dismounting . Operate only at the lowest possible speed • Disengage blades when not mowing . when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , Shut off engine and wait for all parts to while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can come to a complete stop before clean - lose traction with the ground and cause ing the machine , removing the grass you to lose control of your tractor . catcher , or unclogging the discharge WARNING : Engine exhaust , some guard . of its constituents , and certain vehicle • Operate machine only in daylight or components contain or emit chemicals good artificial light . known to the State of California to cause • Do not operate the machine while cancer and birth defects or other reproduc - under the influence of alcohol or drugs . tive harm . • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways . WARNING : Battery posts , terminals • Use extra care when loading or unload - and related accessories contain lead and ing the machine into a trailer or truck . lead compounds , chemicals known to the • Always wear eye protection when oper - State of California to cause cancer and ating machine . birth defects or other reproductive harm . • Data indicates that operators , age 60 Wash hands after handling . years and above , are involved in a I . GENERAL OPERATION large percentage of riding mower - re - • Read , understand , and follow all lated injuries . These operators should instructions on the machine and in the evaluate their ability to operate the manual before starting . riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious • Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine . Keep clear injury • Follow the manufacturer's recommen - of the discharge opening at all times . • Only allow responsible adults , who are dation for wheel weights or counter - familiar with the instructions , to operate weights . the machine . • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or • Clear the area of objects such as other debris build - up which can touch rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . picked up and thrown by the blades . Do not allow the mower deck to plow • Be sure the area is clear of bystand - leaves or other debris which can cause ers before operating . Stop machine if build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel anyone enters the area . spillage before operating or storing the • Never carry passengers . machine . Allow machine to cool before • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - storage . lutely necessary . Always look down and behind before and while backing . 3
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I1 . SLOPE OPERATION • Never carry children , even with the Slopes are a major factor related to loss of blades shut off . They may fall off and control and tip - over accidents , which can be seriously injured or interfere with result in severe injury or death . Opera - safe machine operation . Children who tion on all slopes requires extra caution . If have been given rides in the past may you cannot back up the slope or if you feel suddenly appear in the mowing area uneasy on it , do not mow it . for another ride and be run over or • Mow up and down slopes , not across . backed over by the machine . • Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or • Never allow children to operate the other hidden objects . Uneven terrain machine . could overturn the machine . Tall grass • Use extra care when approaching blind can hide obstacles . corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects • Choose a low ground speed so that that may block your view of a child . you will not have to stop or shift while IV , TOWING on the slope . • Tow only with a machine that has a • Do not mow on wet grass . Tires may lose traction . hitch designed for towing . Do not at - tach towed equipment except at the Always keep the machine in gear when hitch point . going down slopes . Do not shift to • Followthe manufacturer's 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 could cause the machine to roll over . Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop . • Use extra care while operating ma - chine with grass catchers or other at - V . SERVICE tachments ; they can affect the stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do no use on steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling • Do not try to stabilize the machine by gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable putting your foot on the ground . and the vapors are explosive . • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machine could and other sources of ignition . suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the • Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge caves in . • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with II1 . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to Tragic accidents can occur if the operator cool before refueling . • Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to the machine • Never store the machine or fuel con - and the mowing activity . Never assume tainer where there is an open flame , that children will remain where you last spark , or pilot light such as on a water saw them . heater or other appliances . • Never fill containers inside a vehicle • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a respon - or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic sible adult other than the operator . liner . Always place containers on the • Be alert and turn machine off if a child ground away from your vehicle when enters the area . filling . • Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children .
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• Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom Check their proper operation regularly . the truckor trailerand refuelit on the • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or ground . If this is not possible , then other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable spillage and remove any fuel - soaked debris . Allow machine to cool before container , ratherthanfrom a gasoline dispensernozzle . storing . • Keepthe nozzle incontactwiththe grimat • If you strike a foreign object , stop and of the fuel tankor containeropenin . inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - all times until fuelingis complete Do . sary , before restarting . not usea nozzlelock - nopendevicege • Never make any adjustments or repairs • If fuel is spilledon clothing , cha with the engine running . clothingimmediately . • Check grass catcher components and • Neveroverfillfuel tank . Replacegas the discharge guard frequently and capand tighten securely . replace with manufacturer's recom - mended parts , when necessary . GENERAL SERVICE • 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 . • Never carry passengers . • Choose a low ground speed so that • Do not mow in reverse unless abso - 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 and back down slowly . for another ride and be run over or • 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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In the state of California the above is PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS required by law ( Section 4442 of the Gasoline 4 Gallons California Public Resources Code ) . Other Capacity Unleaded states may have similar laws . Federal and Type : Regular laws apply on federal lands . A spark ar - Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 ° F ) rester for the muffler is available through API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 your nearest Sears service center ( See ( below 32 ° F ) REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 4.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION W / O Filter : 3.75 Pints AGREEMENTS Spark Plug : Champion QC12YC Congratulations on making a smart pur - ( Gap : . 040 " ) chase . Your new Craftsman ® product is designed and manufactured for years of Ground Speed Forward : 0 - 5.5 dependable operation . But like all products , ( MPH ) : Reverse : 0 - 2.4 it may require repair from time to time . That's Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI when having a Repair Protection Agreement Rear : 10 PSI can save you money and aggravation . Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Charging System : 16 Amps @ 3600 RPM now and protect yourself from unexpected Battery : Amp / Hr : 35 hassle and expense . Min . CCA : 280 Here's what's included in the Agreement : Case size : U1R • Expert service by our 12,000 profe - sional repair specialists . Blade Bolt Torque : 45 - 55 Ft . Lbs . • 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 product can't be fixed . engineered and manufactured to give • Discount of 10 % from regular price of you the best possible dependability and service and service - related parts not performance . covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % Should you experience any problem you off regular price of preventive mainte - cannot easily remedy , please contact a nance check . Sears or other qualified service center . • Fast help by phone - phone support We have competent , well - trained techni - from a Sears technician on products cians and the proper tools to service or requiring in - home repair , plus conve - repair this tractor . nient repair scheduling . Please read and retain this manual . The Once you purchase the Agreement , a instructions will enable you to assemble simple phone call is all that it takes for you and maintain your tractor properly . Always to schedule service . You can call anytime observe the " SAFETY RULES " . day or night , or schedule a service ap - pointment online . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Sears has over 12,000 professional repair • Read and observe the safety rules . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 • Follow a regular schedule in main - million quality parts and accessories . taining , caring for and using your tractor . That's the kind of professionalism you can • Follow the instructions under " Mainte - count on to help prolong the life of your nance " and " Storage " sections of this new purchase for years to come . Purchase owner's manual . your Repair Protection Agreement today ! _ , WARNING : This tractor is equipped Some limitations and exclusions apply . with an internal combustion engine and For prices and additional information should not be used on or near any unim - call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark For Sears professional installation of home arrester meeting applicable local or state appliances , garage door openers , water laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it heaters , and other major home items , in should be maintained in effective working the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ® order by the operator .
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Slope Sheet Keys For Future Use ( 2 ) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory . When right or left hand is mentioned in 3 . Slide seat until a comfortable position this manual , it means , from your point of is reached which allows you to press view , when you are in the operating posi - clutch / brake pedal all the way down . tion ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . 4 . Get off seat without moving its ad - justed position . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM 5 . Raise seat and tighten adjustment CARTON knob securely . UNPACK CARTON 1 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and Adjustment _ lay side panels flat . 2 . Remove packing materials . 3 . Remove protective materials from trac - Knob _ _ tor hood and grille . IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any NOTE : You may now roll or drive your staplesin skid that may puncture tires tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate where tractor is to roll off skid . instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid . HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 1 . Lift hood to raised position . Operation section for location and NOTE : If this battery is put into service function of controls ) after month and year indicated on label 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise ( label located between terminals ) charge attachment lift lever to its highest po - battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 sition . amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance 2 . Release parking brake by depressing section of this manual for charging instruc - brake pedal . tions ) . 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 . Label TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) ADJUST SEAT _ i _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - 1 . derstand and follow all instructions in the Raise seat and loosen adjustment knob . Operation section of this manual . Be sure . tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat . the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . 7
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1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps # ' CHECKLIST have been completed . Before you operate your new tractor , we 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank wish to assure that you receive the best with gasoline . performance and satisfaction from this 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - Quality Product . mission engaged " position . ( See " TO Please review the following checklist : TRANSPORT " in the Operation section , / All assembly instructions have been of this manual ) . completed . 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , de - , / No remaining loose parts in carton . press brake pedal and set the parking , / Battery is properly prepared and brake . charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - attachment lift lever to its highest posi - ened securely . tion . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - 6 . Start the engine . After engine has ping purposes , the tires were overin - started , move throttle control to idle flated at the factory ) . position . 7 . Release parking brake . , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled 8 . Slowly depress forward drive pedal and side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting drive tractor off skid . results . ( Tires must be properly inflated for leveling ) . 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake . , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . they are routed properly around pulleys Continue with the instructions that follow . and inside all belt keepers . , / Check wiring . See that all connections CHECK TIRE PRESSURE are still secure and wires are properly clamped . The tires on your tractor were overinflated , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - control is in " transmission engaged " rect tire pressure is important for best position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the cutting performance . Operation section of this manual ) . • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section While learning how to use your tractor , pay of this manual . extra attention to the following important items : CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Engine oil is at proper level . For best cutting results , mower hous - , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - ing should be properly leveled . See " TO lar unleaded gasoline . LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service , / Become familiar with all controls , their and Adjustments section of this manual . location and function . Operate them CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION before you start the engine . OF ALL BELTS , / Be sure brake system is in safe operat - ing condition . See the figures that are shown for replac - , / Be sure Operator Presence System ing motion and mower blade drive belts and Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) in the Service and Adjustments section are working properly ( See the Opera - of this manual . Verify that the belts are tion and Maintenance sections in this routed correctly . manual ) . CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM , / It is important to purge the transmission After you learn how to operate your trac - before operating your tractor for the first tor , check to see that the brake is properly time . Follow proper starting and trans - adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in mission purging instructions ( See " TO the Service and Adjustments section of START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - this manual . MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) .
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Thesesymbols mayappearon yourtractoror inliteraturesuppliedwiththe product . Learnand understandtheirmeaning . R N H I ' . , I " _ REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION SWITCH 6 G o , I 6 ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE OPERATION LOCKED UNLOCKED SYSTEM tROS ) t Oi , , , . @ E FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE OVER TEMP FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT m ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) _ D DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , LIGHTS ON will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury , Jl _ { { tll / IJll ; , , and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage . 9
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . ROS " ON " Position Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Lift Lever Plunger Throttle Control Clutch / Brake Attachment Lift Lever Choke Control Freewheel Parking Brake Motion Control Lever Light Switch 02 _ ql Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . AMMETER - Indicates battery charging IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and ( + ) or discharging ( - ) . stopping the engine . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release to engage the mower blades , or other at - attachment lift lever when changing its tachments mounted to your tractor . position . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . raise , lower and adjust the mower deck or MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the other attachments mounted to your tractor . CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting speed and direction of the tractor . PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch / brake a cold engine . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for into the brake position . THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . engine speed . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) " ON " FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages POSITON - Allows operation of mower deck or transmission for pushing or slowly towing other powered attachment while in reverse . the tractor with the engine off . 10
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR • Never use choke to stop engine . TO SET PARKING BRAKE IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will cause Your tractor is equipped with an operator the battery to discharge and go dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and hold . this possibility , always stop engine when opping 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 . THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle . wAttachmentitch Push - In to Clutch S • Operating engine at less than full throttle " Disengaged " Pull Out To reduces the battery charging rate . " Engage " • Full throttle offers the best bagging and Throttle mower performance . TO USE CHOKE CONTROL Use choke control whenever you are start - ing a cold engine . Do not use to start a warm engine . Brake _ @ • To engage choke control , pull knob out . Pedal Motion Slowly push knob in to disengage . " Drive . . . . Disengaged " Control Lever Position Position Parking Brake TO MOVE FORWARD AND " Engaged " Position 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 neutral ( N ) position . clutch switch in to disengaged 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 CUTTING HEIGHT • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) The position of the attachment lift lever position . determines the cutting height . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever • Grasp lift lever . does not return to neutral ( N ) position • Press plunger with thumb and move when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . lever to desired position . ENGINE - 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 . between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - These heights are approximate and may tion , before stopping , may cause engine to vary depending upon soil conditions , height " backfire " . of grass and types of grass being mowed . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and remove key . Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use . 1 1
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TO STOP MOWER BLADES - • The averagelawnshouldbe cut to ap - proximately2 - 1 / 2 inchesduringthe cool disengage attachment clutch control . season andto over3 inchesduring hot Af _ CAUTION : Do not operate the mower with - months . For healthierand betterlooking out either the entire grass catcher , on mowers lawns , mowoften and after moderate so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . growth . Push In To " Disengage " • For bestcuttingperformance , grassover Lift Lever 6 inchesin heightshouldbe mowedhigh ; Highsition twice . Makethefirst cut relatively Po the secondto desiredheight . Position TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment _ - Gauge wheels are properly adjusted Clutch Switch Deflector when they are slightly off the ground when Pull Out To _ Shield mower is at the desired cutting height in " Engage " operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) NOTE : Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface . Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse 1 . Lower mower and adjust mower to Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by desired cutting height . 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 , all'WARNING : Backing up with the at - in bracket and gauge wheel bar and tachment clutch engaged while mowing insert clevis pin . Gauge wheels should is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS be slightly off the ground . " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the 4 . Replace retainer spring into clevis pin . attachment clutch engaged , should only 5 . Be sure all gauge wheels are in the be done when the operator decides it is same setting . necessary to reposition the machine with IMPORTANT : Be sure to readjust gauge the attachment engaged . Do not mow in wheels if you change the cutting height reverse unless absolutely necessary . of the mower deck . USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - 1 . Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . Retainer Spring 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - tion . 3 . Look down and behind before backing . Clevis Pin 4 . Slowly move motion control lever to reverse ( R ) position to start movement . 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer TO OPERATE MOWER needed , turn the ignition key clockwise Your tractor is equipped with an operator to engine " ON " position . presence sensing switch . Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position engine running and the attachment clutch ( Normal Operating ) engaged will shut off the engine . You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating 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 . 12
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - TO OPERATE ON HILLS MENTS _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down Tow only the attachments that are recom - hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do mended by and comply with specifications not drive across any slope . Use the slope guide provided 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 . Tires can lose traction with the ground and • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . cause you to lose control of your tractor . • If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE • If stopping is absolutely necessary , CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake The engine in your tractor has been position and engage parking brake . shipped , from the factory , already filled • Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) with summer weight oil . position . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . does not return to neutral ( N ) position 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw • To restart movement , slowly release cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . move and read oil level . If necessary , • Slowly move motion control lever to add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is slowest setting . reached . Do not overfill . • Make all turns slowly . • For cold weather operation you should TO TRANSPORT change oil for easier starting ( See the When pushing or towing your tractor , be oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance sure to disengage transmission by placing section of this manual ) . freewheel control in freewheeling position . • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - Freewheel control is located at the rear nance section in this manual . drawbar of tractor . ADD GASOLINE 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest posi - • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . tion with attachment lift control . Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down unleaded gasoline with a minimum of into the slot and release so it is held in 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will the disengaged position . increase carbon and lead oxide deposits • Do not push or tow tractor at more than and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil two ( 2 ) MPH . with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - • To re - engage transmission , reverse ties that can be used within 30 days to above procedure . assure fuel freshness . Transmission Engaged AI _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or [ ] fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near an open flame . IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - tures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separa - tion and formation of acids during storage . Transmission Disengaged Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of NOTE : To protect hood from damage an engine while in storage . when transporting your tractor on a truck To avoid engine problems , the fuel system or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and should be emptied before storage of 30 secured to tractor . Use an appropriate days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel etc . ) . next season . See Storage Instructions for additional information . 13
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Never use engine or carburetor cleaner few seconds and then continue to push products in the fuel tank or permanent the control in slowly . This may require damage may occur . an engine warm - up period from several seconds to several minutes , depending TO START ENGINE on the temperature . When starting the engine for the first time AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from Before driving the unit in cold weather , the tank to the engine . the transmission should be warmed up as 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the follows : transmission engaged position . 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . 2 . Place the motion control lever in 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set neutral . Release the parking brake and parking brake . let the clutch / brake slowly return to 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral operating position . 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to ( N ) position . 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged warm up . This can be done during the position . engine warm up period . 5 . Move throttle control to fast position • The attachments can be used during 6 . Pull choke control out for a cold engine the engine warm - up period after the start attempt . For a warm engine start transmission has been warmed up and attempt the choke control may not be may require the choke control be pulled needed . out slightly . NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 cold starting procedures below . feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) 7 . Insert key into ignition and turn key the carburetor fuel mixture may need to clockwise to start position and release be adjusted for best engine performance key as soon as engine starts . Do ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the not run starter continuously for more Service and Adjustments section of this than fifteen seconds per minute . If the manual ) . engine does not start after several PURGE TRANSMISSION attempts , push choke control in , wait _ , CAUTION : Never engage or dis - a few minutes and try again . If engine engage freewheel lever while the engine still does not start , pull the choke con - is running . trol out and retry . To ensure proper operation and per - WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and formance , it is recommended that the above ) transmission be purged before operating 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke tractor for the first time . This procedure will control in until the engine begins to remove any trapped air inside the trans - run smoothly . If the engine starts to mission which may have developed during run roughly , pull the choke control out shipping of your tractor . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly . require removal for service or replace - • The attachments and ground drive can ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . now be used . If the engine does not 1 . Place tractor safely on level surface accept the load , restart the engine and with engine off and parking brake set . allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . 2 . Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in disengaged posi - COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and tion ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in this below ) section of manual ) . 8 . When engine starts , slowly push choke 3 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . control in until the engine begins to run After the engine is running , move smoothly . Continue to push the choke throttle control to slow position . With control in small steps allowing the en - motion control lever in neutral ( N ) gine to accept small changes in speed position , slowly disengage clutch / brake and load , until the choke control is fully pedal . in . If the engine starts to run roughly , pull the choke control out slightly for a 14
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4 . Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Repeat this procedure three ( 3 ) times . NOTE : During this step there will be no movement of drive wheels . The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system . 5 . Move motion control lever to neutral J 00272 ( N ) position . Shutoff engine and set parking brake . • If grass is extremely tall , it should be 6 . Engage transmission by placing free - mowed twice to reduce load and pos - wheel control in engaged position ( See sible fire hazard from dried clippings . " TO TRANSPORT " in this section of Make first cut relatively high ; the second manual ) . to the desired height . 7 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . After the engine is running , move Wet grass will plug mower and leave throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed . undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) before mowing . position , slowly disengage clutch / brake • Always operate engine at full throttle pedal . when mowing to assure better mowing 8 . Slowly move motion control lever performance and proper discharge of forward , after the tractor moves ap - material . Regulate ground speed by proximately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move selecting a low enough gear to give the motion control lever to reverse position . mower cutting performance as well as After the tractor moves approximately the quality of cut desired . five ( 5 ) feet return the motion control • When operating attachments , select a lever to the neutral ( N ) position . Repeat ground speed that will suit the terrain this procedure with the motion control and give best performance of the at - lever three ( 3 ) times . tachment being used . Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation . MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming . • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut . Have the cut area to the right of the tractor . This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting . • When mowing large areas , start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished . 15
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _ _ _ e _ j _ , f " AS YOU COMPLETE F , , _ L , OATES REGULAR SERVICE f _ % _ , T / " % - _ y _ DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems If R Check for Loose Fasteners tf Ks A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades _ : _ C Lubrication Chart If I _ 0 Check Battery Level _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals I _ If Check Transaxle Cooling , / Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level if If Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 If E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 if N Clean Air Filter 1 _ 2 G Clean Air Screen _ 1 _ 2 Arrester , / Ni Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ . 2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins if 2 Replace Spark Plug if Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter _ # ' 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . in high ambient temperatures . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten , LUBRICATION CHART GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not Spindle _ Spindle cover items that have been subjected to Zerk ; _ ; Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator Front _ Front must maintain tractor as instructed in this Wheel Wheel manual . Bearing Bearing Some adjustments will need to be made Zerk Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . At least once a season , check to see if Mandrel @ Engine you should make any of the adjustments Zerks described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . • At least once a year you should replace I 02500 [ the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . General Purpose Grease A new spark plug and clean air filter @ Refer to Maintenance " ENGINE " Section assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer . IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the BEFORE EACH USE pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bear - ings . Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the 2 . Check brake operation . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 3 . Check tire pressure . must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - 4 . Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper operation . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 16
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TRACTOR CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) SYSTEM AIways observe safetyruleswhen per - forming any maintenance . • When the engine is running with the BRAKE OPERATION ignition switch in the engine " ON " posi - tion and the attachment clutch engaged , If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet any attempt by the operator to shift into to stop at highest speed in highest gear reverse should shut off the engine . on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , • When the engine is running with the then brake must be checked and adjusted . ignition switch in the ROS " ON " position ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and the attachment clutch engaged , and 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 ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " BLADE CARE section of this manual ) . For best results mower blades must be • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged control chemicals which can harm rub - blades . ber . A CAUTION : Use only a replacement • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp blade approved by the manufacturer of objects and other hazards that may your tractor . Using a blade not approved cause tire damage . by the manufacturer of your tractor is NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent hazardous , could damage your tractor and flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant void your warranty . may be purchased from your local parts BLADE REMOVAL dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND low access to blades . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) NOTE : Protect your hands with gloves and / or wrap blade with heavy cloth . Be sure operator presence and reverse 2 . Remove blade bolt by turning counter - operation systems are working properly . If clockwise . your tractor does not function as de - 3 . Install new or resharpened blade with scribed , repair the problem immediately . stamped " THIS SIDE UP " facing deck • The engine should not start unless the and mandrel assembly . brake pedal is fully depressed , and the attachment clutch control is in the disen - IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star gaged position . on mandrel assembly . CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE 4 . Install and tighten blade bolt securely SYSTEM ( 45 - 55 Ft . Lbs . torque ) . • When the engine is running , any at - IMPORTANT : Special blade bolt is heat tempt by the operator to leave the seat treated . without first setting the parking brake Trailing / _ " _ _ M - a - n - d - r - e ' - II _ ssem # should shut off the engine . • When the engine is running and the Edge _ ! B _ ade / _ " , _ _ , f _ Y attachment clutch is engaged , any at - Blade Bolt " _ / - _ tempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine . ( Special ) _ _ . _ _ Star • The attachment clutch should never op - Center Hole erate unless the operator is in the seat . ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position TO SHARPEN BLADE ( 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 . 17
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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 - balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , sion while engine is running or while the follow the instructions supplied with transmission is hot . To prevent possible balancer . ) damage to seals , do not use high pressure NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing water or steam to clean transaxle . blade . The lobes of the center hole may • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades appear to be centered , but are not . are intact and clean . • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion • Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - of the steel bolt or pin and hold the pings and other materials . To prevent bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If damage to seals , do not use com - blade is balanced , it should remain in a pressed air or high pressure sprayer to horizontal position . If either end of the clean cooling fins . blade moves downward , sharpen the TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID heavy end until the blade is balanced . The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required nfors - the life of the transaxle . Should the tra _ Blade axle ever leak or require servicing , contact a sears or other qualified service center . or Pin Center I / tole - _ V - BELTS BATTERY Check V - belts for deterioration and wear Your tractor has a battery charging - system after 100 hours of operation and replace which is sufficient for normal use . How if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . ever , periodic charging of the battery with Replace belts if they begin to slip from an automotive charger will extend its life . wear . • Keep battery and terminals clean . ENGINE • Keep battery bolts tight . • Keep small vent holes open . LUBRICATION • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . Only use high quality detergent oil rated NOTE : The original equipment battery on with API service classification SG - SL Se - your tractor is maintenance free . Do not lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according attempt to open or remove caps or covers . to your expected operating temperature . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to " leak " power . o ] 1 visccha _ tl e 1 . Remove terminal guard . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in then RED battery cable and remove cold weather , they will result in increased battery from tractor . oil consumption when used above 32 ° E 3 . Rinse the battery with plain water and Check your engine oil level more frequent - dry . ly to avoid possible engine damage from 4 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends running low on oil . with wire brush until bright . Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - 5 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - leum jelly . eration or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year . 6 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING Check the crankcase oil level before start - BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . 18
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TO SERVICE PRE - CLEANER TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL 2 . Wash it in liquid detergent and water . Determine temperature range expected 3 . Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth . before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SG - SL . 4 . Saturate it in engine oil . Wrap it in • Be sure tractor is on level surface . clean , absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil . • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Catch oil in a suitable container . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace pre - cleaner . 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE when changing oil . 1 . Clean cartridge by tapping gently on 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , valve and install the drain tube onto the replace cartridge . fitting . 2 . Reinstall precleaner cartridge , cover Oil Drain Valve and secure with knobs . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause deterio - Closed and ration of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Locked Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry Position cartridge . Drain Yellow Cap Tube 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward Cartridge slightly and turning counterclockwise . Cover 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close Foam and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve . CLEAN AIR SCREEN 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - Air screen must be kept free of dirt and stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . chaff to prevent engine damage from For approximate capacity see " PROD - overheating . Clean with a wire brush or UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this compressed air to remove dirt and stub - manual . born dried gum fibers . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for CLEAN AIR INTAKE / COOLING AREAS checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the To insure proper cooling , make sure the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil grass screen , cooling fins , and other at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap external surfaces of the engine are kept onto the tube securely when finished . clean at all times . Every 100 hours of operation ( more often ENGINE OIL FILTER under extremely dusty , dirty conditions ) , Replace the engine oil filter every season remove the blower housing and other cool - or every other oil change if the tractor is ing shrouds . Clean the cooling fins and used more than 100 hours in one year . external surfaces as necessary . Make sure AIR FILTER the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . Your engine will not run properly using a NOTE : Operating the engine with a dirty air filter . Clean the foam pre - cleaner blocked grass screen , dirty or plugged after every 25 hours of operation or every cooling fins , and / or cooling shrouds season . Service paper cartridge every removed will cause engine damage due to 100 hours of operation or every season , overheating . whichever occurs first . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . 1 . Remove knobs and cover . 19
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MUFFLER CLEANING Inspect and replace corroded muffler and • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - of all foreign matter . ate a fire hazard and / or damage . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . SPARK PLUG ( S ) • Protect painted surfaces with auto - Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning motive type wax . of each mowing season or after every We do not recommend using a garden 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs hose or pressure washer to clean your first . Spark plug type and gap setting are tractor unless the engine and transmis - shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sion are covered to keep water out . Water section of this manual . in engine or transmission will shorten the IN - LINE FUEL FILTER useful life of your tractor . Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass , The fuel filter should be replaced once leaves and trash from tractor and mower . each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Clamp Fuel Filt _ 20
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, _ WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER - VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR TO INSTALL MOWER Be sure tractor is on level surface and TO REMOVE MOWER mower suspension arms are raised with 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - attachment lift control . Engage parking GAGED " position . brake . 2 . If equipped , turn height adjustment 1 . Swing anti - sway bar to left side of knob to lowest setting . mower deck . 3 . Lower mower to its lowest position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 4 . Disengage belt tension rod from lock tor shield to right side of tractor . bracket . IMPORTANT : Check belt for proper rout - J _ CAUTION : Rod is spring loaded . Have ing in all mower pulley grooves . a tight grip on rod and release slowly . 3 . If equipped , turn height adjustment 5 . Remove retainer spring holding knob counterclockwise until it stops . anti - swaybar to chassis bracket and 4 . Lower mower linkage with attachment disengage anti - sway bar from bracket . lift control . 6 . Remove four retainer springs from 5 . Be sure belt tension rod is in disen - front plate assembly and remove plate . gaged position . 7 . Remove retainer springs from suspen - 6 . Install belt into electric clutch pulley sion arms at deck and disengage arms from deck . groove . 7 . Place the suspension arms on outward 8 . Raise attachment lift to its highest pointing deck pins . Retain with double position . loop retainer spring with loops up as 9 . Slide mower forward and remove belt shown . from electric clutch pulley . 8 . Install front plate assembly to tractor 10 . Slide mower out from under right side suspension brackets and retain with of tractor . single loop retainer springs as shown . Front Mower Lock Bracket \ Belt Tension Rod Bracket Double Loop Electric Clutch ( Disengaged , , ' 7 Retainer Springs Position ) " Front Plate Assembly Chassis Bracket - - Retainer Single Loop S Retainer Springs Flanged Pins Bar USE PLIERS FOR Mower Bracket RETAINER SPRINGS Suspension Arms Double Loop Retainer Springs ( Outward pointing Deflector Shield deck pins ) 02565 21
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9 . Position front plate assembly between _ \ Suspension front mower brackets . Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert _ . - _ . Ar _ flanged pins . Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower brackets . - - _ ift Link NOTE : To assist in locating hole in flanged Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . Nut pin , the hole in pin is inline with notch on FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT head of pin . If necessary , move mower side - to - side to give space between plate IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - and mower brackets . to - side . If the following front - to - back IMPORTANT : Check belt for proper rout - adjustment is necessary , be sure to adjust ing in all mower pulley grooves . both front links equally so mower will stay 10 . Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod level side - to - side . into locking bracket . To obtain the best cutting results , the _ CAUTION : Belt tension rod is spring mower blades should be adjusted so the loaded . Have a tight grip on rod and en - front tip is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower gage slowly . than the rear tip when the mower is in its 11 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis , _ ghest position . bracket under left footrest and retain CAUTION : Blades are sharp . Protect with double loop retainer spring . your hands with gloves and / or wrap blade 12 . If equipped , turn height adjustment with heavy cloth . knob clockwise to remove slack from Check adjustment on right side of tractor . mower suspension . Position any blade so the tip is pointing 13 . Raise deck to highest position . straight forward . Measure distance " B " at front and rear tip of blade TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING • Before making any necessary adjust - Adjust the mower while tractor is parked ments , check that both front plate links on level ground or driveway . Make sure are equal in length . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - • If links are not equal in length , adjust UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this one link to same length as other link . manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , • To lower front of blade , loosen nut " C " you will not properly adjust your mower . on both front links an equal number of SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT turns . NOTE : Each full turn of nut " C " will • Raise mower to its highest position . change distance " B " by approximately • Measure height from bottom edge of 3 / 16 " . mower to ground level at front corners • When distance " B " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower of mower . Distance " A " on both sides of at front than rear , tighten nut " D " against mower should be the same . trunnion on both front links . • If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - • To raise front of blade , loosen nut ment on one side of mower only . " D " from trunnion on both front links . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift Tighten nut " C " on both front links an link adjustment nut on that side . equal number of turns . The two front • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift links must remain equal in length . link adjustment nut on that side . • When distance " B " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut at front than rear , tighten nut " D " against will change mower height about 3 / 16 " . trunnion on both front links . • Recheck measurements after adjusting . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . Bottom Edge of Bottom Edge dof Mower to Ground Mower to Groun 4 _ . ° o \ X I oo / Blade 22
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BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE 4 . Remove screws from R . H . mandrel EQUAL IN LENGTH cover and remove cover . 5 . Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck sur - face . 6 . Disconnect R . H . suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retainer spring . 7 . Carefully roll belt over the top of R . H . mandrel pulley . 8 . Remove belt from electric clutch pulley . 9 . Remove belt from idler pulleys . 10 . Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely . 11 . Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and spring arm . f MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION Front Plate Trunnion 12 . Install belt in both idlers . Assembly 13 . Install new belt onto electric clutch pul - TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT ley . 14 . Carefully roll belt into upper groove of MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL R . H . mandrel pulley . 1 . Park tractor on a level surface . Engage 15 . Carefully check belt routing making parking brake . sure belt is in the grooves correctly . 2 . Lower mower to its lowest position . 16 . Reconnect R . H . suspension arm to 3 . Disengage belt tension rod from lock rear deck bracket with retainer spring . bracket . 17 . Reassemble R . H . mandrel cover . , _ CAUTION : Rod is spring loaded . Have 18 . Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod a firm grip on rod and release slowly . into locking bracket . I R . H . Mandrel Cover Belt Tension Rod ( Disengaged Position ) - - " " _ S Clutch J / Pulley / / Idler Pulleys Mandrel Spring Arm R . H . Susf PrimaryArm Idler 23
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE 10 . Check secondary idler arm and idler pulley to see that they rotate freely . ( SECONDARY ) DRIVE BELT 11 . Be sure spring is hooked in secondary Park the tractor on level surface . Engage idler arm and secondary spring arm . parking brake . INSTALL NEW MOWER BLADE 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of manual ) . ( SECONDARY ) DRIVE BELT 2 . Remove screws from R . H . and L . H . 12 . Install new belt in lower groove of R . H . mandrel covers and remove covers . mandrel pulley , idler pulley , and center REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT mandrel pulley as shown . 13 . Carefully roll belt over L . H . mandrel ( Refer to " TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE pulley . Make sure belt is in all grooves BELT " illustration in this section of properly . manual ) . REINSTALL MOWER DRIVE BELT 3 . Carefully roll belt over the top of R . H . mandrel pulley . ( Refer to " TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE 4 . Remove belt from idler pulleys . BELT " illustration in this section of 5 . Check primary idler arm and two idlers manual ) . to see that they rotate freely . 14 . Install belt into upper groove of R . H . 6 . Be sure spring is securely hooked to mandrel pulley and around both idlers . primary idler arm and spring arm . Pull belt to front of mower to remove slack . REMOVE MOWER BLADE 15 . Reinstall mandrel covers and securely ( SECONDARY ) DRIVE BELT tighten all screws . 7 . Carefully roll belt off L . H . mandrel pul - 16 . Carefully check belt routing making ley . sure belt is in all grooves correctly . 8 . Remove belt from center mandrel 17 . Reinstall mower to tractor ( See " TO pulley , idler pulley , and R . H . mandrel INSTALL MOWER " in this section of pulley . manual ) . 9 . Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface . Secondary Idler Idler Arm Pulley L . H . Sp ing Mandrel Secondary Spring Arm Center Mandrel Mower Blade ( Secondary ) Drive Belt R . H . Mandrel 24
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TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable Park the tractor on level surface . Engage brake system which is mounted on the parking brake . For assistance , there is a right side of the transaxle . belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a BELT REMOVAL - level , dry concrete or paved surface , then 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE brake must be checked and adjusted . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . TO CHECK BRAKE NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or and position of all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Disconnect clutch wire harness . paved surface , depress clutch / brake 3 . Remove clutch Iocator . pedal all the way down and engage parking brake . 4 . Remove belt from stationary idler and 2 . Disengage transmission by placing clutching idler . freewheel control in " transmission dis - 5 . Remove belt downward from engine engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - pulley and around electric clutch . trol out and into the slot and release so 6 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . it is held in the disengaged position . Carefully remove belt upwards from The rear wheels must lock and skid when transmission input pulley and over you try to manually push the tractor for - cooling fan blades . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake 7 . Remove belt from center span keeper needs to be adjusted or the pads need to and pull belt away from tractor . be replaced . BELT INSTALLATION - TO ADJUST BRAKE 1 . Carefully work new belt down around 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way transmission cooling fan and onto the down and engage parking brake . input pulley . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . belt around electric clutch and onto 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance engine pulley . becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and against nut " A " . clutching idler . 4 . Engage transmission by placing 5 . Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut freewheel control in " transmission securely . 6 . Reconnect clutch harness . engaged " position . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping 7 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves distance as stated above . Readjust and inside all belt guides and keepers . if necessary . If stopping distance is 8 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest MOWER " in this section of manual ) . gear , further maintenance is neces - Clutch sary . Replace brake pads or contact a Clutch Sears or other qualified service center . Clutchin ( With parking brake " Engaged " Idler Stationar _ a t " A " Idler Center S m Nut Keeper Clutch Wire Transmission Harness Input Pulley perating rm Do not touch this nut . If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 25
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TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - REPLACEMENT TERY _ WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement , it should be erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame purged after reinstallation and before op - and smoking materials away from bat - erating the tractor . See " PURGE TRANS - teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - TERY " in the Maintenance section of this MENT manual ) . If steering wheel crossbars are not If " jumper cables " are used for emergency horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are starting , follow this procedure : positioned straight forward , remove steer - IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle horizontal . Tighten securely . must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER your tractor battery to start other vehicles . The front wheel toe - in and camber are not TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - adjustable on your tractor . If damage has 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each or camber , contact your nearest Sears or battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short other qualified service center . against tractor chassis . TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable 1 . Block up axle securely . to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and fully charged battery . washers to allow wheel removal ( rear 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK wheels have a square key - Do not cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , lose ) . away from fuel tank and battery . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE NOTE : On rear wheels only : align ORDER - grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and square key . then from the fully charged battery . 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . Retaining Ring Washers 02614 Axle Weak or Dead Fully Charged Cover Battery Battery Square Key ( Rear Wheel Only ) 26
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REPLACING BATTERY TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1 . Raise hood . _ WARNING : Do not short battery 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the terminals by allowing a wrench or any backside of the grill . other object to contact both terminals at 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb the same time . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding . Loose or damaged wiring may cause 1 . Lift hood to raised position . your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or 2 . Remove terminal guard . prevent it from starting . 3 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable • Check wiring . See electrical wiring then RED battery cable and carefully diagram in the Repair Parts section . remove battery from tractor . TO REPLACE FUSE 4 . Install new battery with terminals in Replace with 20 amp automotive - type same position as old battery . plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located 5 . Reinstall terminal guard . behind the dash . 6 . First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) battery terminal with hex TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten SEMBLY securely . 1 . Raise hood . 7 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . negative ( - ) battery terminal with re - 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at maining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of securely tractor . 8 . Close terminal access doors . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - 9 . Close hood . connect the headlight wire connector . Keps , Nut _ Terminab _ : _ - : , - . i ; ! _ _ _ YL _ - : _ _ _ _ , _ m " _ Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - ' - k _ ' L _ _ / Door _ _ ' _ _ ex Bolt Hood Terminal - _ f _ _ ! > _ < : _ > _ . b _ Guard , " _ _ . - - - - - - - Positive ( Red ) Headlight Wire Connector . . . . . . . L . . _ Naeg _ ative ( Black ) 27
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ENGINE TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Maintenance , repair , or replacement of Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your the emission control devices and systems , engine does not operate properly due to which are being done at the customers ex - suspected carburetor problems , take your pense , may be performed by any non - road tractor to a Sears or other qualified service engine repair establishment or individual . center for repair and / or adjustment . Warranty repairs must be performed by an High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do authorized engine manufacturer's service not adjust - damage may result . outlet . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL engine governor , which is factory set CABLE for proper engine speed . Overspeed - ing the engine above the factory high The throttle control has been preset at the speed setting can be dangerous . If you factory and adjustment should not be nec - think the engine - governed high speed essary . Check adjustment as described needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other below before loosening cable . If adjust - qualified service center , which has proper ment is necessary , proceed as follows : equipment and experience to make any 1 . With engine not running , move throttle necessary adjustments . control lever to fast position . 2 . Check that swivel is against stop . If it is Stop 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 02119 below before loosening cable . If adjust - ment is necessary , proceed as follows : Swivel 1 . With engine not running , move choke Clamp Screw control ( located on dash panel ) to full choke position . 2 . Loosen knob and remove cover as - sembly from air cleaner . 3 . Choke should be closed . If it is not , loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed . Tighten casing clamp screw securely . 4 . Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob . Clamp Screw 28
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Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using age at the end of the season or if the trac - ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture tor will not be used for 30 days or more . which leads to separation and formation of _ IkWARNING : Never store the tractor acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - age the fuel system of an engine while in with gasoline in the tank inside a building storage . where fumes may reach an open flame • 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 ) . • Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to " START " position for a few seconds to distribute oil . • After a period of time in storage , battery 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 " TO • Replace your gasoline can if your can CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your the Maintenance section of this manual ) . gasoline will cause problems . • After cleaning , leave cables discon - • If possible , store your tractor indoors nected and place cables where they and cover it to give protection from dust cannot come in contact with battery and dirt . terminals . • Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - • If battery is removed from tractor for tective cover that does not retain mois - storage , do not store battery directly on ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot concrete or damp surfaces . breathe which allows condensation to ENGINE form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while FUEL SYSTEM engine and exhaust areas are still warm . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel hose , or tank during storage . Also , alcohol 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 30
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . ( continued ) 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and car buretor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten vibration blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Engine dies when Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches and to run when connections . If not corrected presence control system . contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . Clean around mandrels to 5 . Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 31
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Clean underside of mower 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 . 11 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . Headlight ( s ) not 1 . Light switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn light switch " ON " . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . . . Move throttle control Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine " OFF " ( fast ) position before stopping ( fast ) position before engine . stopping engine . 32
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 SCHEMATIC BATTERY SOLENOID b D b @ _ [ IGNITION ] SPARKPLUGS b UNIT I _ ( 2pGLAPGsO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . N . . . . . T . . W . . . I . N . . . . . C . . . Y . . L . . . . . . E . . . N . . G . . . I . N . . . E . . S . . ) . . BLUE HOUR FUEL SHUT - OFF METER SOLENOID ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) RED NOTE HEADLIGHTS YOURTRACTORIS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT • 0 CONNECTEDTOTHE NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLE BATTERY , BUT HAVE CTHEIRE . CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS OWN ELECTRICAL SOUR IGNITION SWITCH BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " BRIGHTNESS OF THE WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS OFF M + G + A1 SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS _ UN / OVERRIDI B + A1 WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF RUN B + A1 L + A2 SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE IREPLACEDRING . START 3 + S + A1 WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W 02843 33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 ELECTRICAL 22 / \ i 41 40 26 / \ \ \ \ \ \ / ! i / / i i i / i 30 i I ( 52 50 _ 29 11 I • I I I 12 34
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 144927 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 8 7603J Tray Battery 10 145211 Bolt Btr Front 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 - 1 / 2 11 150109 Holddown Battery Front Mount 12 145769 Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1 / 4 16 176138 Switch Interlock 21 175688 Harness Light 22 4152J Bulb Light 24 8860R Cable Starter 25 146148 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 uric 28 145491 Cable Ground 29 192749 Switch Seat 30 193350 Switch Ignition 33 140403 Key Molded 34 110712X Switch Light / Reset 40 193389 Harness Ignition 41 17720408 ScrewThd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal 43 178861 Solenoid 45 122822X Ammeter 50 174652 Switch PTO 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 55 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 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 917,275701 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 217 9O 278 31 209 _ 54 _ . 209 209 209 6O / t 44 60 37 > 209 / 209 14 74 209 chassis - stealth . stlt 28 209 36
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 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 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 175260X428 Hood Assembly 20 162026 Plate Battery 26 STD541437 Locknut Hex with insert 3 / 8 - 16 unc 28 174515X428 Grille 29 161840 Lens Bar 30 192395X428 Fender / Footrest 31 139976 Bracket Fender / Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18x 1 / 2TYT 38 175710 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 54 192512 Screw Hex Wshd 10 - 32 x 5 / 8 58 175351 Duct Hood 59 187495 Bushing 1.375 OD 60 STD533707 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 3 / 4 64 174997 Dash Lower 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 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 3.50 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 217 179132X428 Console Fuel Window 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 GROUND DRIVE 202 150 48 151 51 32 36 52 5 36 35 32 16 53 30 55 16 i 29 - _ . \ @ 84 16 77 75 , 73 16 76 26 drive - hydro , stlt 59 38
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 - - - Transaxle , HydroGear , Model 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 Number 314 - 0510 ( See Break 62 123533X Cover , Pedal down ) 63 174607 Pulley , Engine 8 192502 Rod Shift Fend . 65 10040700 Washer 9 179334 Clutch Electric 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine 10 76020416 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 69 142432 Screw Hew Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy 1 / 4 71 169183 Strap Torque LH 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FIghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 73 169182 Strap Torque RH 16 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 uric 74 137057 Spacer , Axle 17 126197X Washer 75 121749X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 1 - 1 / 20D x 15 / 32 ID x . 250 76 12000001 E - Ring 19 73800600 Nut Lock HexW / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 77 123583X Key , Square 20 173937 Bolt Hex 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 x Gr . 5 - 1.5 Thr . 81 165596 Shaft Assy . Cross Taper 21 130564 Knob 82 165711 Spring Torsion 22 169498 Rod , Brake 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 23 190736 Bracket Anti - Rotation 84 169594 Link Transaxle 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 unc 89 192387X428 Console , Shift 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 95 170201 Rod Bypass 26 19131316 Washer 96 4497H Retainer Spring 1 " Zinc / Cad 27 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 CAD . 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 uric 29 124236X Knob Brake Parking 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 3 / 4 156 166002 Washer 5 / 16 ID x 1.0 x . 125 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 159 183900 Hub Shift 36 19211616 Washer 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 37 1572H Pin , Roll 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr . 5 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 165 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 41 175556 Keeper , Belt idler Flat 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 47 127783 Pulley , idler , V - Groove 168 165492 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl 169 165580 Plate Fastener Cross Shf . 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - in 5 / 8 ID 50 72110612 Bolt 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x . 105 " 51 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 199 169612 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 52 73680500 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 200 72140508 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 1 53 105710X Link , Clutch 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 254 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 263 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 75 57 140294 V - Belt , Ground Drive NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 STEERING ASSEMBLY _ ' . . . . . . . . l - . . . . . . , I _ 1 _ 41 88 68 67 J J ' I 68 1 ' I / . . . . . / - j - / steering stealth prem 6 40
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 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 10040600 Washer Lock 3 / 8 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 17 177883 Shaft Asm Steering 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 32 180580 Rod Tie 36 155105 Bushing Strg 37 152927 Screw 38 186095X428 Insert Cap Strg Wh 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 163888X428 Boot Steering 43 121749X Washer 25 / 32 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 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 . 72 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 2 - 3 / 80D 12 Ga . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 15 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 94 19121414 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . 95 188967 Washer Harden . 793 x 1.637 x . 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 ENGINE 13 14 38 I " 81 I 17 32 I 33 , C 33 23 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs intek - twin 39 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 175437X505 Control Throttle / Choke 29 137180 Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) 2 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex 31 179022 Tank Fuel 3 Engine B & S Model 32 179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel 445677 - 0413 - El ( See Breakdown ) 33 123487X Clamp Hose Black 4 149723 Muffler 37 8543R Line Fuel 5 159955 Exhaust Tube LH 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 6 160589 Exhaust Tube RH 41 139277 Stem Tank Fuel 8 171877 Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 w / sems 45 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 lO 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 1 SMGML - 1t2 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 23 169837 Shield Heat inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 25 187767X505 Control Choke 42
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 SEAT ASSEMBLY 18 I I 9 5 22 21 seat Itknob 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180598 Seat 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id 2 180166 Bracket Pivot Fender 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 3 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 15 121249X Spacer Split 16 123740X 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga Spring Cprsn 5 145006 17 123976X Clip Push - in Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 18 124238X 6 STD541437 Nut Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc Cap Spring Seat 7 124181X 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 uric Spring Seat Cprsn 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 10 180186 Pan Seat 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 174648 Bracket Mounting Switch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 DECALS 11 7 16 9 3 13 21 4 11 10 21 20 15 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 187407 Decal Reflector LH 15 187408 Decal Reflector RH 2 138047 Decal Battery Diehard Sears 16 164065 Decal Steering Wheel 3 194023 Decal Hood RH 18 193307 Decal Fender Opr . 4 194024 Decal Hood LH 20 149516 Decal Battery 5 194027 Decal Fender Craftsman 21 194025 Decal Hood Side Panel 7 193654 Decal Dash 23 189684 Decal Engine 8 178455 Decal Deck Caution - - 166960 Decal By - Pass 9 195860 Pad Footrest LH Decal Replacement Hood - - 184310X428 10 156439 Pad Footrest RH Decal Fender Danger - - 18431 lX428 11 189637 Decal Panel Dash - - 199010 Manual Owner's English 12 178482 Decal Mower Heavy - Duty - - 199011 Manual Owner's Spanish 13 133644 Decal Replacement Parts 14 175291 Decal V - Belt Schematic KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Valve Tire 2 65139 Stem Valve 2 _ 5,8 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Front ( Service item Only ) 7 5 106732X417 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 6 278H Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 9040H Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel Only ) 8 106108X417 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 9 138468 Tire R Ts 20 x 8 - 8 C Service 10 7152J Tube Rear ( Service Item Only ) 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 44
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 LIFT ASSEMBLY 5 4 49 51 32 49 20 16 17 13 _ _ lift - rh = 1pc = silt14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric 1 197980 Plunger Assembly 18 73800800 Pin Cotter 7 / 16 Bow Tie Lock 2 198070 Shaft Assembly , Lift 20 194209 3 188822 Pin , Groove 31 176205 Trunion Sups . Arm . Nut Lift Link 7 / 16 - 20 4 12000002 E - Ring 32 175994 5 19211621 Washer 21t32 x 1 x21Ga . 49 145212 Nut Hex / Large Lock Washer 17132 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 6 120183X Bearing , Nylon 51 19171416 7 175830 Grip , Handle , Fluted 52 175378 Arm Suspension Rear LH 11 175370 Link , Lift , L . H . 53 175802 Arm Suspension Rear RH 12 175371 Link , Lift , R . H . 54 175560 Pin Flange 13 4939M Retainer Spring 15 175562 Plate Asm Suspension Front NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 16 73350800 Nut Hex Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc 1 inch = 25.4 mm 17 175689 Trunnion Front Susp . 45
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 MOWER DECK 46 46 > 30 112 114 47 21 122 - ! 9i ! 116 18 mower deck , 48prem stlt 46
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275701 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180358 Deck Weldment Mower 48 48 174368 V - Belt , Mower , Primary 3 138017 Bracket Asm . , Sway Bar 49 73900600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 uric Bolt , Carr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 5 4939M Retainer Spring 50 72110612 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 52 175820 Pulley Idler Flat 8 174365 Bolt 7 / 16 Asm . Blade 54 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 uncx 1 Gr . 5 ( The following blades are 55 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1 available ) 56 155986 Bar Pnt Adj . Pin Head Rivet 11 173921 Blade , 48 " Mulching 57 156941 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( For mulching mowers only ) 72 19131312 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 uric - - 180054 Blade , 48 " Hi - Lift 92 73800600 Washer Hardened ( For bagging and discharging ) 97 178515 13 174360 Shaft Mandrel Asm . Greaseable 98 179479 Spring Primary Drive 14 174358 Housing Mandrel 99 189993 Pulley Idler " V " 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 100 72110616 Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 16 174493 Stripper Mandrel Deck 110 175016 Arm Spring Secondary Link Tension Relief Lever 17 72110610 Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 112 174387 Bolt Carr . 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 113 72110506 Tension Asm Relief Lever 19 132827 Bolt , Hex Hd , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 114 174384 20 174378 Baffle , Vortex Mower 115 174609 Arm Spring Tension Relief 21 73680500 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 uric 116 193406 Bolt , Shoulder Gauge Wheel 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 117 174873 25 178102 Spring , Torsion 118 73930600 Nut , Centerlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . 26 110452X Nut , Push 119 19121414 27 180655X428 Deflector Shield 121 174371 Spring Secondary Drive 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 122 174606 Bushing Pivot Tension Relief 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 126 174372 Arm , idler , Primary Deck Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 173984 Screw , Thdroll 130 17000616 31 187690 Washer , Spacer Mower Vented 184 173979 Keeper Belt Idler 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel - - 174356 Mandrel Asm . Service ( Includes 33 178342 Nut , Fig . Top Lock Cntr . 9 / 16 Key Nos . 13 - 15 ) 37 177968 Pulley , Idler - - 181579 Replacement Mower , Complete 39 174375 Pulley , Idler , Driven ( Std . Deck - Order separately 42 165723 Spacer , Retainer nose roller components key nos . 43 174373 Arm , Idler Secondary 91,94 , 95 , 132 , 182 , and 183 ) 45 180806 Cover , Mandrel Deck 46 137729 Screw , Thdroll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 180808 V - Belt , Mower , Secondary 47
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314 - 0510 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Rotor , Brake 1 170351 Main Housing , Assembly 59 170408 Brake Puck 2 170352 Side Housing , Assembly 60 142883 Puck Plate 3 170353 Center Section , Assembly 61 142881 4 170354 Swashplate , Trunion Machined 62 142887 Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1 / 4 - 20x2 WlPatch , 5 169898 Block - Assembly 63 170410 6 170355 Sealant 10.50z SpecialFlange Bolt , 1 / 4 - 20 X 1 W / Patch 7 170356 Hex Flange Screw 1 / 4 - 20 X 1.25 64 142892 8 170357 Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Hex Double End 65 170411 Spacer 9 170358 Shaft , Input 66 189386 Spring , Brake Arm Bias 10 170359 Ring - Retaining 67 170413 Sq . Hd . Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 - Ribbed Arm , Brake 11 170360 Spacer 68 170414 Slotted Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 12 169870 Ring - Retaining 69 170415 Cotter Pin 3 / 32 X 3 / 4 13 170361 Seal , Lip . 67 X 1.58 X . 276 70 170416 14 169869 Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X 71 170417 Compression Spring Brake Anti - 12mm Drag 16 170362 Hex Flange Head Screw 5t16 - 72 170418 Washer , Ht . 5 I . D . X 10 . D . X . 032 24X0.75 73 142884 Flat - Washer 11 / 32 I . D . X 7 / 80 . D Oil Seal . 625 X 1.0 X . 25 17 170363 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 74 170419 18 170364 Arm , Control 75 170420 Check Plug Assembly , 19 150771 Bearing , 30x52x13 Thrust . 027 , Washer Stud , 5 / 16 - 24 Friction Pack 23 170365 Check Plug Assembly , Washer 76 170421 24 170366 Shaft , Motor 77 170422 Puck , . 330 X 1.50 X . 0975 27 170367 Gear - Pinion , 13t 78 142969 Spring , Helical Comp 28 170368 10t / 48t Gear 79 142980 Spacer 29 170369 Gear , 10t Jackshaft 80 150778 Hex Lock Nut 5116 - 24Unjf ( Nylon 30 170370 60t Bull Gear insert ) 31 170371 Sleeve Bearing . 75 X 1.575 X 81 170423 Wedge , Friction Pack . 625 82 170424 Clip , Washer . 316x 1.50x . 1046 32 170389 SleeveBearing ( Outboard ) ( Plated ) . 75xl . 750x . 625 83 161162 Pin , Standard Headless 33 142991 Washer , 3 / 4 Id X 1 - 1 / 20d X . 13 84 170425 Fitting , 5 / 16 Sae 5132 Tube Thk 85 170426 Hose , Expansion Tank 34 170390 Lip Seal Axle Seal 86 170427 Expansion Tank 35 170391 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 11.39 ( Key , R . H . ) 87 170424 Cap - Poppet Valve 36 170392 Shaft , Axle . 75 X 16.99 ( Key , L . H . ) 88 170429 Bolt , Self Tapping 10 - 32 X 1 / 2 37 150792 Miter Gear ( Splined ) 90 170430 Puck , inner Wedge 38 150793 Miter Gear 15t ( 0.5 Id ) 93 170431 Spring Clip - Housing Thrust 39 150809 Shaft 107 170432 Deflector Washer , Motor Shaft 40 170393 Ring , Spiral Retaining 108 170433 • 71idx1.15odx . 030thk 41 170394 Pin , Jackshaft 42 170395 Magnet , Ring 109 170434 Plug , Sae # 6 43 170396 Spring , Bypass 111 170435 O - Ring . 07 X . 301 I . D . Shield , Vent 44 150797 Hydro Mtg Screw 3 / 8 - 24 X 2.5 112 170436 Long 113 170437 Bracket , Support Expansion Tank 45 170397 Filter 116 170438 Silicon Sponge 46 170398 Base , Filter 119 170439 Fan , 7 In . 47 170999 Actuator , Bypass 120 170440 Pulley 48 170400 Rod , Bypass Actuator 121 170441 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 2 - 20 ( Nylon 49 170401 Arm , Bypass insert ) 50 170202 Retaining Ring . 250 External 122 170442 Washer , Bellevilie 51 170403 Seal , Lip . 741 X . 250 X . 250 Tc 123 170443 Belt Keeper 52 170404 Flat Washer , 518 Id X 1.00d X 124 170444 Center Section - Filter - Bypass . 05 Thk Assembly 53 170405 Retaining Ring 125 170445 Filter Assembly 54 170406 Bearing , Center Block 126 170446 Fan - Pulley Service Assembly 55 142977 Spring - Helical Compression 127 170447 Seal - O - Ring Kit 56 142978 Washer 900 166768 Transaxle Complete 57 20w - 50 Oil 58 170407 Brake Yoke NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677 , TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 50
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677 , TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 883 883 35 _ 36 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KI1 616W 552 O 552A8 742 @ 404 © 552A 6 691 ÷ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SE'r 51 _ 137 @ 2760 672 _ 150 _ 987 @ 1123 © 1124gg 6330 51
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677 , TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 11329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE I 789A 74I _ 1054 _ 7 [ _ lO7 _ O _ 332 _ 75 _ 405 726 _ 695 I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 165 _ 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 334 _ 3o3 _ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3091 78351 _ _ 803 697 _ 52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677 , TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 699753 Cylinder Assembly 150 690995 05 Gasket - Nozzle 2 499585 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto 160 699727 Retainer - Solenoidner Side ) 163 691001 o + Gasket - Air Clea 3 391086 • Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 165 693148 Nut ( Ring Gear ) 4 699747 Sump - Engine 187 691049 Line - Fuell 5 693998 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 1 ) 187A 691050 Line - Fue ( Cut to Required 5A 693999 Head - Cylinder ( Cylinder 2 ) Length ) 7 693997 o + Gasket - Cylinder Head 188 691108 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 8 499601 Breather Assembly 192 690083 Adjuster - RockerArm 9 690937 ° Gasket - Breather 209 697674 Spring - Governor 10 691108 Screw ( Breather Assembly ) 211 691019 Spring - Governed Idle 11 690942 Tube - Breather 212 695238 Link - kGovernore 12 697227 • Gasket - Crankcase 213 691021 Bracket - Cho Control 13 791130 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 216 691022 Link - Choke 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 219 698231 Gear - eGovernorrnor 15A 691680 Plug - Oil Drain 220 690412 Washer ( Gov Gear ) 16 790136 Crankshaft 222 698761 Bracket - Control 20 690947 • Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 227 691048 Lever - Governor Control 22 694966 Screw ( Crankcase Cover ) 231 690718 Screw ( Choke Valve ) 23 691053 Flywheel 240 691035 Filter - FuelBreather 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 250 690957 Retainer - 25 694003 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 252 690956 Collector - iOilng 694007 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Over - 265 691024 Clamp - Cas size ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 26 694004 Ring Set ( Standard ) 276 690997 ° 05 Washer - Sealing 694008 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 287 691108 Screw ( Dipstick / Tube Assem - 27 690975 Lock - Piston Pin bly ) 28 690229 Pin - Piston ( Standard ) 304 790688 Housing - rBlower 29 499583 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 305 691005 Screw ( Blowe Housing ) 32 690976 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 305A 790690 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 33 499596 Valve - Exhaust 309 691262 Motor - Starterer 34 697464 Valve - Intake 310 691263 Screw ( Start Motor ) 35 690963 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 311 497608 Brush Set 36 690963 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 332 691059 Nut ( Flywheel ) 42 499586 Keeper - Valve 333 691060 Armature - Magneto 45 690977 Tappet - Valve 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 46 790562 Camshaft 337 691043 Spark Pluget - 48 698172 Short Block 358 694012 Gasket S Engine 50 695241 Manifold - Intake 363 691062 Puller - Flywheel 51 690950 " Q5 Gasket - Intake 383 690966 Wrench - Spark Plugp ) 53 690951 Stud ( Carburetor ) 385 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pum 54 695239 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 387 808656 Pump - GFuelovernor 54A 699816 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 404 690442 Washer ( Crank ) 73 494439 Screen - Rotating 405 697820 Screw ( Back Plate ) 74 698425 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 418 690999 Plate - Carburetor 75 691056 Washer ( Flywheel ) 431 790816 Elbow - Intakeleaner 89 690283 Plug - Oil 445 499486 Filter - Air C Cartridge 95 690718 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 447 691003 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 98 699721 Kit - Idle Speed 447A 691108 Screw ( Air Guide Cover ) 104 694918 O Pin - Float Hinge 467 691008 Knob - Air Cleaner 105 698537 O Valve - Float Needle 467A 790697 Knob - Air Cleaner 108 699723 Valve - Choke 474 696458 Alternator 117 699494 Jet - Main ( Standard ) 501 691185 vRegulatorernor 117A 699495 Jet - Main ( Standard ) 505 691029 Nut ( Go Control Lever ) 121 699734 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 510 497606 Drive - Startere 125 699709 Carburetor 513 692024 Clutch - Driv 130 690993 Valve - ThrottleShaft 131 499805 Kit - Throttle Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 133 699724 Float - Carburetor O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 135 699729 Tube - Fuel Transfer No . 121 137 690994 05 Gasket - Float Bowl qt : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 146 690979 Key - Timing 977 + Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275701 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677 , TYPE NUMBER 0413 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 967 273638 Filter - Pre Cleaner 523 691036 Dipstick 968 790689 Cover - Air Cleaner 524 691032 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 975 499810 Bowl - Float 525 691037 Tube - Dipstick 977 699735 Gasket Set - Carburetor 526 691108 Screw ( Regulator ) 987 691000 O : 1 : Seal - Throttle Shaft 544 Armature - Starter ( Serviced by 1005 79069854 Fan - Flywheel 691262 Starter Motor Only ) 1013 6909 552 690552 Bushing - Governor Crank Nipple - Oil Filtermp 1017 69077095 Screen - Oil Pu 552A 690553 Bushing - Governor Crank 1019 6939 Kit - Label 562 690311 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 573 691009 Plate - Back 1022 690971 • + Gasket - Rocker Cover 1023 499599 601 691038 Clamp - Hose Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 1 ) 615 698290 Retainer - Governor Shaft 1023A49960054 Cover - Rocker Arm ( Cylinder 2 ) 1024 4990 616 691045 Crank - Governor Pump - Oilh 1026 6909812 Rod - Pus ( Steel ) 617 697891 SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1026A69098 628 690960 Screw ( Fuel Pump Bracket ) Rod - Push ( Aluminum ) 1027 492932 Filter - Oilcker 633 690998 O : 1 : Seal - Choke / Throttle Shaft 1029 690972 Arm - Ro 635 66538 Boot - Sparkplug 1035 69104225 Shaft - Pump 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1036 7906 Label - Emission 668 691215 Spacer 1051 69126575 Ring - Retaining 672 690234 O : 1 : Gasket - Carburetor Plate 1054 2802 Cable - Tie 691 690657 • Seal - Governor Shaft 1058 275475 Owner's Manual 695 693149 Screw ( Ring Gear ) 1070 690372 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 1090 691293 Retainer - Brushsket 703 691010 Clip 1095 694013 Set - Valve Ga 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1100 690973 Pivot - Rocker Arm 726 499612 Gear - Ring 1119 691183 741 690980 Gear - Timing Screw ( Alternator ) 1123 699725 SeaI - O Ring ( Solenoid Re - 742 690328 Retainer - E Ring 750 696999 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) tainer ) 783 693058 Gear - Pinion 1124 690988 O _ : SeaI - O Ring ( Fuel Transfer 788 691039 Bracket - Fuel Pump Tube ) 211268 690991 Screw ( Fuel Transfer Tube ) 789 698330 Harness - Wiring 11 789A 696576 Harness - Wiring 690990 O Screw ( Carburetor Nozzle ) 1329 445777 - 0027Replacement Engine ( If origi - 797 691029 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 797A 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) nal engine is equipped with afer six pin wiring harness trans 798 697890 Screw ( Rocker Arm ) 801 691283 Cap - Drive to the replacement engine . Transfer muffler and ! or spark 802 691286 Cap - End 803 Housing - Starter ( Serviced by arrestor assembly from thefor original engine if suitable 691262 Starter Motor Only ) additional service or add new 842 691031 • SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick ) parts as required . Transfer oil 847 499602 Assembly - Dipstick / Tube sensor to the replacement 851 493880 Terminal - Spark Plug engine ) . 855 691011 Adapter - Air Cleaner 1330 273521 Repair Manual 865 691012 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 1 ) 1342 699731 Extension - Fuel Transfer Tube 865A 691014 Cover - Air Guide ( Cylinder 2 ) 1353 865B 691015 Cover - Air Guide 699725 SeaI - O Ring ( Fuel Transfer 868 690968 . + Seal - Valve Tube Extension ) 877 399916 Wire / Connector - Alternator 883 690970 . + Gasket - Exhaust Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . 914 691127 Screw ( Rocker Arm Cover ) No . 121 918 694000 Hose - Vacuum Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 929 695239 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 977 929A 691003 Screw ( Choke Control Bracket ) 4 - Included in Valve Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 943 690589 • SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1095 947 699728 Solenoid - Fuel 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL OO11 15 DEGREES MAX . down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ b ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees . Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes . I , Foldthispage along dottedlineindicatedabove . 2 . Hold page before you so that its _ eft edge is vertically para [ te [ to a tree trunk or other upright structure , 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl .
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1170351 Housing
10170359 Ring retainer
107170432 Deflector
108170433 Washer, motor shaft .71 id x 1.15 od x .030 thk
109142914 Plug, sae #6
11170360 Spacer
111170435 O-ring .07 x .301 i.d.
112173165 Shield, vent
113170437 Support bracket
116173165 Silicon sponge
119170439 Transaxle fan
12169870 Ring , retainer
120170440 Pulley, 3.68
121170441 Hex lock nut
122170442 Belleville washer
123170443 Belt keeper
124170444 Kit, center section filter bypass center sectio...
125173098 Filter assembly
126170446 Fan pulleys
127170447 Kit, sel - lip seal .67 x 1.58 x .276; lip seal...
13170361 Seal, lip, .67 x 1.58 x .276
14169869 Ball bearing
16170362 Hex flange head screw 5/16-24 x 0.75
17170363 Seal, lip 18 x 32 x 7
18170364 Control arm
19150771 Brg, thrust ball 30 x 52 x 13
2170352 Housing
23170365 Check plug assembly, washer
24170366 Shaft, motor
27170367 Pinion gear
28170368 Gear 1 ot / 48t
29170369 Gear, 1 ot jackshaft
3170353 Kit, center section center section, machined bu...
30170370 60t bull gear
31170371 Sleeve bearing .75 x 1.575 x .625
32170389 Sleeve bearing
33142991 Washer, 3/4 id x 1-1/2 od x .13 thk
34170390 Lip seal, axle shaft
35170391 Axle shaft
36170392 Axle
37198309 Miter gear (splined)
38198309 Miter gear 15t (0.5 id)
39150809 Shaft
4170354 Swashplate, trunnion machined
40170393 Spiral ring
41170394 Jackshaft pin
42190395 Magnet, ring
43170396 Spring , bypass
44150797 Hydro mtg screw 3/8-24 x 2.5 long
45170398 Filter
46170398 Base , filter
47170999 Actuator, bypass
48170400 Rod, bypass actuator
49170401 Arm, bypass
5169898 Kit, cylinder block (10cc); 10cc cylinder block...
50170402 Retaining ring .250 external
51170403 Seal, lip, .741 x .250 x .250 tc
52170404 Flat washer
53170405 Retaining ring
54170406 Bearing, center block
55142977 Spring
56142978 Washer
57150798 20w-50 oil
58170407 Brake yoke
59170408 Rotor, brake
6170355 Sealant 10.5 oz.
60142883 Brake
61142882 Puck
62142887 Brake
63170410 Hex cap screw
64142892 Bolt
65161174 Spacer
66170412 Spring , brake arm bias
67170413 Square head bolt 5/16-24-ribbed
68186352 Arm, brake
69144607 Slotted hex nut 5/16-24
7170356 Screw
70144608 Cotter pin 3/32 x 3/4
71161181 Compression spring brake anti-drag
72142974 Washer, ht .5 i.d. x 1 o.d. x .032
73142884 Washer
74142909 Oil seal .625 x 1.0 x .25
75170420 Assembly, check plug w/washer, 027
76161134 Stud, 5/16-24 friction pack
77170422 Puck, .330 x 1.50 x .0975
78142969 Spring
79142980 Spacer
8170357 Stud, 5/16-24 hex double end
80150778 Hex lock nut 5/16-24 unjf (nylon insert)
81170423 Wedge, friction pack
82170424 Clip washer
83161162 Pin, standard headless
84170425 Fitting, 5/16 sae 5/32 tube
85170426 Expansion hose
86173165 Expansion tank
87170424 Clip washer
88161175 Bolt, self tapping 10-32 x 1/2
9170358 Input shaft
90170430 Puck, inner wedge
93170431 Spring clip
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
127195 Battery
10150177 Bolt btr front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
11150109 Holde down battery dash mount
12150177 Nut push nylon battery front 1/4
16176138 Switch
274760412 Bolt
21175688 Light socket
224152J Bulb
248860R Starter cable
25146148 Cable
26STD391020 Fuse
27STD541425 Nut keps hex 1/4-20 unc
28145491 Cable
29192749 Seat switch
30193350 Switch, ignition
33140403 Key ignition molded craftsman, delta
34110712X Switch
40193389 Harness, ignition
4117720408 Screw
42131563 Cover
43146154 Solenoid
45122822X Ammeter
50174651 Switch pto
52141940 Protectoin wire loop (hour meter)
5517490508 Screw
79175242 Assembly b socket
87603J Tray
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.
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
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
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
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1N/P Transaxle, hydrogear, model number 314-0510 (se...
10STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 1
11219091210 Washer
120409148 Nut lock flg 3/8-16 unc
14STD551125 Washer lock hvy 1/4
1574490544 Bolt hex flghd 5/16-18 unc x 1.25
150175456 Spacer . retainer
15119133210 Washer
156166002 Serrated washer
158165589 Shift
159183900 Hub shift
16STD541431 Nut lock hex w/ins. 5/16-18 unc
16172140406 T bolt
16273680400 Locknut
16374780416 Bolt hex fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 grade 5
165165623 Bracket pivot lever
16617490510 Screw
168165492 Bolt . shoulder
169165580 Plate . fastener
17126197X Washer
19STD541437 Nut lock hex w/wsh 3/8-16 unc
197169613 Snap nyliner
198169593 Washer
199169612 Bolt shoulder
20173937 Bolt hex 7/16-20 x 4 x gr. 5-4.5 thr.
200STD533110 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
202STD533717 Bolt rdhd sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
21130564 Knob pistol
22169498 Hg rod brake
23190736 Bracket, anti-rotation
24STD541237 Nut, hex jam 3/8-16 unc
25106888X Spring rod
25417000616 Head bolt
26STD551037 Washer
26317000612 Screw
27STD561210 Pin cotter 1/8 x 3/4 cad.
28175765 Rod . brake
2971673 Knob brake parking
30169592 Bracket tran
32STD523107 Bolt hex hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
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
5173680600 Nut crownlock 3/8-16 unc
52STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
53105710X Link
55105709X Spring
5617060620 Screw
57140294 Belt
59169691 Keeper . belt
6117490614 Screw 3/8-16 x .875
62123533X Cover pedal
63174607 Engine pulley
65STD551143 Washer
66154778 Keeper - belt
69142432 Screw
71169183 Strap, torque, lh hydro
73169182 Strap, torque, rh hydro
74137057 Spacer
75121749X Washer
76STD581075 E-ring
77123583X Square key
78121748X Washer
8192502 Rod shift fender adjust lt
81165596 Cross shaft
82165711 Shift spring
8319171216 Washer
84169594 Transmission link
89192387X428 Shift console
9179334 Cluthc electric
95170201 Lever bypass
96STD624003 Retainer spring 1" zinc/cad
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1186094X428 Adaptor wheel strg
10175121 Link drag extended
11STD551137 Washer lock 3/8
1273940800 Nut
13136518 Spacer
15145212 Hex nut
17177883 Shaft assembly, steeriing
2193542 Axle assembly
2917000612 Screw
3169840 Left Spindle assembly left hand
32180580 Rod, tie
36155105 Bushing, strg. .742/.747 id
37152927 Screw, tt no. 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 flange
38186095X428 S insert . cap
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
7219183812 Washer
812000029 Ring
82199978 Bracket susp. chassis front
87173966 Flat washer
88175118 Bolt . shoulder
91175553 Steering clip
94STD551037 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
95188967 Washer
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1175437X505 Control
10146629 Shield browning
1123645J Bushing
13273485 Muffler gasket
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
25187767X505 Control choke
29137180 Kit spark arrester (flat screen)
3N/P Engine b&s model 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
5159955 Tube manifold
6160589 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
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1188706 Seat
10195696 Pan seat
11166369 Adjustment knob . seat
12174648 Bracket pint mounting switch
13121248X Bushing
1472050412 Bolt, rdhd sht nk 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/2
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
3STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
419131610 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 40 (96012001102)
5145006 Clip push-in hinged (96012001102)
6STD541437 Nut hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc
7124181X Spring
817000616 Head bolt
919131612 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 ga.
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1187407 Reflector, left hand
10156439 Decal, danger fender english/spanish
11189637 Decal, panel, dash
12178482 Decal heavy duty (96012003400)
13133644 Decal maintance customer sears domestic
14175291 Decal, v-belt, schematic
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
7193654 Decal, dash
8178455 Decal, deck caution tension arm
9195860 Decal replacement hood
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
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
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1197980 Plunger
11175370 Lift link
12175371 Lift link
13STD624008 Retainer spring
15175562 Plate
16STD541250 Nut hex jam 1/2- 13 unc
17175689 Front Trunnion
1873800800 Nut lock w/wsh 1/2-13 unc
2198070 Assembly line shaft
20194209 Pin cotter 7/16 bow tie (96012002801, 2803)
3188822 Pin groove 5/16 dia. x 1.875
31176205 Trunnion
32175994 Lift nut
4STD581062 E-ring
49145212 Hex nut
519211621 Washer
5119171416 Washer
52175378 Arm suspension rear left hand
53175802 Arm suspension rear right hand
54175560 Flange pin
6120183X Bearing
7175830 Grip
0100032R Sealant, tire (10 oz. tube)
0199011 Manual owner's spanish
0199010 Manual owner's english
0184311X428 Footrest pad
0184310X428 Footrest pad
0181579 Replacement mower, complete (standard deck-orde...
0174356 Mandrel assembly service (includes key nos. 13-...
0166960 Decal, bypass control (drawbar)
1184233 Deck weldment mower 48
100STD533720 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 2
11173921 Mulch blade
110175016 Spring arm
112174387 Tension link
113STD533107 Bolt carr. 5/16-18 x 3/4
114174384 Tension assembly, relief lever
115174609 Spring arm
116193406 Bolt . shoulder
117174873 Gauge wheels
11873930600 Locknut
119STD551037 Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 ga.
11A180054 High lift blade
121174371 Spring secondary drive
122174606 Bushing pivot tension relief
126174372 Arm, idler, primary drive
13174360 Shaft mandrel assembly, greaseable
13017000616 Head bolt
14174358 Housing
15110485X Bearing
16174493 Stripper
1772110610 Bolt
18STD533106 Bolt, carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
184173979 Keeper . belt
19132827 Bolt shoulder
20174378 Vortex baffle
21STD541431 Nut, crownlock 5/16-18 unc
24105304X Cap
25178102 Spring, torsion
26110452X Push nut
27180655X428 Deflector shield
2819111016 Washer
29131491 Rod , hinge
3138017 Bracket
30173984 Screw thdrol rolling washer head
31187690 Spacer washer
32173436 Pulley, mandrel
33400234 Nut, flg. top lock cntr. 9/16
37193197 Pulley, idler, 48" primary
39174375 Pulley, iidler, driven
42165723 Spacer . retainer
43174373 Arm, idler, secondary
45180806 Cover, mandrel deck
46137729 Screw
47180808 V-belt, mower, secondary
48174368 V-belt, mower, secondary
49409148 Nut, crownlock 3/8-16 unc
5STD624008 Retainer spring
5072110612 Bolt
52175820 Pulley idler
54STD523710 Bolt fin hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 gr. 5
55STD533710 Bolt rdhd sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
56155986X431 Bar pnt adj.
57156941X008 Pin head rivet
6178024 Arm, suspension ,rear sway bar deck
7219131312 Washer
8174365 Bolt
92STD541437 Nut lock hex w/ins. 3/8-16 unc
97178515 Flat washer
98174370 Spring primary drive
99189993 Pulley idler 'v'