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Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRN Â° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No . 917.275750 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the [ _ his product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , IMPORTANT : For answers to your questions about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Assembly / Pre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : â¢ Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups â¢ Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . â¢ Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . â¢ Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . â¢ Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equip - ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 2
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 . â¢ Never direct discharged material _ kWARNING : In order to prevent ac - toward anyone . Avoid discharging cidental starting when setting up , trans - material against a wall or obstruction . porting , adjusting or making repairs , Material may ricochet back toward the always disconnect spark plug wire and operator . Stop the blades when cross - place wire where it cannot contact spark ing gravel surfaces . plug . â¢ Do not operate machine without the _ WARNING : Do not coast down a hill in entire grass catcher , discharge guard , neutral , you may lose control of the tractor . or other safety devices in place and _ kWARNING : Tow only the attachments working . that are recommended by and comply with â¢ Slow down before turning . specifications of the manufacturer of your â¢ Never leave a running machine tractor . Use common sense when towing . unattended . Always turn off blades , Operate only at the lowest possible speed set parking brake , stop engine , and when on a slope . Too heavy of a load , remove keys before dismounting . while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can â¢ Disengage blades when not mowing . lose traction with the ground and cause Shut off engine and wait for all parts to you to lose control of your tractor . come to a complete stop before clean - _ kWARNING : Engine exhaust , some of ing the machine , removing the grass catcher , or unclogging the discharge its constituents , and certain vehicle com - guard . ponents contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer â¢ Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light . and birth defects or other reproductive harm . â¢ Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs . _ kWARNING : Battery posts , terminals â¢ Watch for traffic when operating near and related accessories contain lead and or crossing roadways . lead compounds , chemicals known to the â¢ Use extra care when loading or un - State of California to cause cancer and loading the machine into a trailer or birth defects or other reproductive harm . truck . Wash hands after handling . â¢ Always wear eye protection when oper - ating machine . I . GENERAL OPERATION â¢ Data indicates that operators , age 60 â¢ Read , understand , and follow all years and above , are involved in a instructions on the machine and in the large percentage of riding mower - re - manual before starting . lated injuries . These operators should â¢ Do not put hands or feet near rotating evaluate their ability to operate the parts or under the machine . Keep clear riding mower safely enough to protect of the discharge opening at all times . themselves and others from serious â¢ Only allow responsible adults , who are injury . familiar with the instructions , to operate â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recommen - the machine . dation for wheel weights or counter - â¢ Clear the area of objects such as weights . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves or picked up and thrown by the blades . other debris build - up which can touch â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystand - hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . ers before operating . Stop machine if Do not allow the mower deck to plow anyone enters the area . leaves or other debris which can cause â¢ Never carry passengers . build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - spillage before operating or storing the lutely necessary . Always look down machine . Allow machine to cool before and behind before and while backing . storage . 3
II . SLOPE OPERATION â¢ Never carry children , even with the blades shut off . They may fall off and Slopesarea majorfactor relatedto lossof be seriously injured or interfere with controlandtip - over accidents , which can safe machine operation . Children who resultinsevere injuryor death . Opera - have been given rides in the past may tion on all slopes requiresextracaution . eIfl suddenly appear in the mowing area you cannotback upthe slopeor if youfe for another ride and be run over or uneasyon it , do not mow it . backed over by the machine . â¢ Mow up and downslopes , not across . â¢ Never allow children to operate the â¢ Watchfor holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or machine . other hiddenobjects . Uneventerrainass â¢ Use extra care when approaching blind couldoverturnthe machine . Tall gr corners , shrubs , trees , or other objects canhide obstacles . that may block your view of a child . â¢ Choosea lowgroundspeedso thatile youwill not haveto stop or shift wh IV , TOWING on the slope . â¢ Tow only with a machine that has a â¢ Do not mowon wet grass . Tires may hitch designed for towing . Do not at - lose traction . tach towed equipment except at the Always keepthe machinein gear when hitch point . going downslopes . Do notshift to â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recom - neutraland coastdownhill . mendation for weight limits for towed â¢ Avoidstarting , stopping , or turning ons - equipment and towing on slopes . a slope . Ifthe tires losetraction , diowly â¢ Never allow children or others in or on engage the bladesand proceedsl towed equipment . straightdownthe slope . â¢ On slopes , the weight of the towed â¢ Keepall movementon the slopesslow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual . Donot makesuddenhich and loss of control . changesin speedor direction , w â¢ Travel slowly and allow extra distance couldcausethe machineto roll over . to stop . â¢ Useextracarewhileoperating ma - V . SERVICE chinewithgrasscatchersor otherat - tachments ; they canaffectthe stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do nouse on steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling â¢ Do not try to stabilizethe machineby gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable puttingyourfoot on the ground . and the vapors are explosive . â¢ Do not mow neardrop - offs , ditches , â¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machinecould and other sources of ignition . suddenly roll overif awheel is overthe â¢ Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge cavesin . â¢ Never remove gas cap or add fuel with II1 . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator â¢ Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of children . â¢ Never store the machine or fuel con - Children are often attracted to the machine tainer where there is an open flame , and the mowing activity . Never assume spark , or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you last heater or other appliances . saw them . â¢ Never fill containers inside a vehicle â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchful care of a respon - liner . Always place containers on the sible adult other than the operator . ground away from your vehicle when â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child filling . enters the area . â¢ Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children .
â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or â¢ Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel the truckor trailerand refuelit on the spillage and remove any fuel - soaked ground . If this is not possible , nthenrtablee debris . Allow machine to cool before refuelsuch equipmentwith a poasoli storing . container , ratherthanfrom a g â¢ If you strike a foreign object , stop and dispensernozzle . inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - â¢ Keepthe nozzle incontactwiththe grimat sary , before restarting . of the fuel tankor containeropenin . â¢ Never make any adjustments or repairs all times until fuelingis complete Do . with the engine running . not usea nozzlelock - nopendevicege â¢ Check grass catcher components and â¢ If fuel is spilledon clothing , cha the discharge guard frequently and clothingimmediately . replace with manufacturer's recom - â¢ Neveroverfillfuel tank . Replacegas mended parts , when necessary . capand tighten securely . â¢ Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the GENERAL SERVICE blade or wear gloves , and use extra â¢ Never operate machine in a closed are . caution when servicing them . â¢ Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure â¢ Check brake operation frequently . Ad - the equipment is in safe working condi - just and service as required . tion . â¢ Maintain or replace safety and instruc - â¢ Never tamper with safety devices . tion labels , as necessary . Check their proper operation regularly . â¢ Before and while backing , hlookildren . â¢ Be sure the area is clear of by - behind and down for small c standers before operating . Stop â¢ Mow up and down slopes ( 15 Â° machine if anyone enters the area . Max ) , not across . â¢ Never carry passengers . â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless â¢ Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop or absolutely necessary . Always ilookle down and behind before and wh shift while on the slope . â¢ Avoid starting , stopping , or turning backing . on a slope . If the tires lose trac - â¢ Never carry children , even with the tion , disengage the blades and blades shut off . They may fall off proceed slowly straight down the and be seriously injured or interfere slope . with safe machine operation . Chil - â¢ If machine stops while going uphill , dren who have been given rides in disengage blades , shift into reverse the past may suddenly appear in and back down slowly . the mowing area for another ride â¢ Do not turn on slopes unless nec - and be run over or backed over by the machine . essary , and then , turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator . â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area . 5
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working Gasoline 2.0 order by the operator . Capacity and Unleaded In the state of California the above is re - Type : Regular quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 Â° F ) nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 ( below 32 Â° F may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pints muffler is available through your nearest W / O Filter : 3.0 Pints Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC section of this manual ) . ( Gap : . 030 " ) REPAIR PROTECTION Forward : Ground Speed AGREEMENTS 1st 1.2 ( MPH ) : Congratulations on making a smart pur - 2nd 1.5 chase . Your new Craftsman Â® product is 3rd 2.4 designed and manufactured for years of 4th 3.5 dependable operation . But like all products , 5th 4.8 it may require repair from time to time . That's 6th 5.3 when having a Repair Protection Agreement Reverse : 1.5 can save you money and aggravation . Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Rear : 10 PSI now and protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense . Charging System : 3 Amps Battery Here's what's included in the Agreement : 5 Amps Headlights â¢ Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 sional repair specialists . Min . CCA : 230 â¢ Unlimited service and no charge for Case Size : U1R parts and labor on all covered repairs . â¢ Product replacement if your covered Blade Bolt Torque : 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . product can't be fixed . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase â¢ Discount of 10 % from regular price of of a new tractor . It has been designed , service and service - related parts not engineered and manufactured to give covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % you the best possible dependability and off regular price of preventive mainte - performance . nance check . Should you experience any problem you â¢ Fast help by phone - phone support cannot easily remedy , please contact a from a Sears technician on products Sears or other qualified service center . requiring in - home repair , plus conve - We have competent , well - trained techni - nient repair scheduling . cians and the proper tools to service or Once you purchase the Agreement , a repair this tractor . simple phone call is all that it takes for you Please read and retain this manual . The to schedule service . You can call anytime instructions will enable you to assemble day or night , or schedule a service ap - and maintain your tractor properly . Always pointment online . observe the " SAFETY RULES " . Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists , who have access to over 4.5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES million quality parts and accessories . â¢ Read and observe the safety rules . That's the kind of professionalism you can â¢ Follow a regular schedule in main - count on to help prolong the life of your taining , caring for and using your tractor . new purchase for years to come . Purchase â¢ Follow the instructions under " Mainte - your Repair Protection Agreement today ! nance " and " Storage " sections of this owner's manual . Some limitations and exclusions apply . For prices and additional information _ , WARNING : This tractor is equipped call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unim - SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE proved forest - covered , brush - covered or For Sears professional installation of home grass - covered land unless the engine's appliances , garage door openers , water exhaust system is equipped with a spark heaters , and other major home items , in arrester meeting applicable local or state the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â®
Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert C ) ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer @ ) a I I u Bootng Steering Steeri Wheel Adapter Extension Shaft Steering ( 1 ) 5 / 16 Lock Washer ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 4 LJ Seat ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( t ) Knob ( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Slope Sheet Keys ( 2 ) Keys 7
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below . ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge Steering When right or left hand is mentioned in Boot this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any ATTACH STEERING WHEEL staples in skid that may puncture tires ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND where tractor is to roll off skid . BOOT INSTALL SEAT 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - Adjust seat before tightening adjustment ing shaft . knob . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab 1 . Remove adjustment knob and flat slots in dash and push down to secure . washer securing seat to cardboard INSTALL STEERING WHEEL packing and set aside for assembly of 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so seat to tractor . they are pointing straight forward . 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from the cardboard packing . Remove the steering wheel and slide adapter onto cardboard packing and discard . steering shaft extension . 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars shoulder bolts are positioned over the are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide large slotted holes in pan . inside boot and onto adapter . 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 5 / 16 lock bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear of tractor . washer , 5 / 16 hex bolt and tighten securely . 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center semble adjustment knob and flat of steering wheel . washer loosely . Do not tighten . 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - 6 . Lower seat into operating position and tor hood and grill . sit in seat .
7 . Slideseat until a comfortableposition NOTE : You may now roll or drive your is reachedwhich allowsyouto press tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor clutch / brakepedalall the waydown . from the skid . 8 . Getoff seatwithout movingits ad - justed position . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 9 . Raiseseat and tightenadjustment Operation section for location and knobsecurely . function of controls ) 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Seat attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) Seat position . 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . Shoulder 5 . Remove banding holding deflector Bolts shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and function of controls ) Flat Washer , _ WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other Adjustment Knob people and objects . 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank CHECK BATTERY with gasoline . 3 . Sit on seat in operating position , 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . depress clutch / brake pedal and set the NOTE : If this battery is put into service parking brake . after month and year indicated on label 4 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) ( label located between terminals ) charge position . battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 5 . Press lift lever plunger and raise amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance attachment lift lever to its highest posi - section of this manual for charging instruc - tion . tions ) . 6 . Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle Seat position . 7 . Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position and hold . Move gear - shift lever to 1st gear . 8 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and Terminal slowly drive tractor off skid . 9 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set park - ing brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position . 10 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow . 9
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE J CHECKL IS T The tires on your tractor were overin - Before you operate and enjoy your new flated at the factory for shipping purposes . tractor , we wish to assure that you receive Correct tire pressure is important for best the best performance and satisfaction cutting performance . from this Quality Product . â¢ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in Please review the following checklist : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section , / All assembly instructions have been of this manual . completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Battery is properly prepared and For best cutting results , mower hous - charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . ing should be properly leveled . See " TO , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service ened securely . and Adjustments section of this manual . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ping purposes , the tires were overin - OF ALL BELTS flated at the factory ) . See the figures that are shown for replac - , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled ing motion and mower blade drive belts side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting in the Service and Adjustments section results . ( Tires must be properly inflated of this manual . Verify that the belts are for leveling ) . routed correctly . Â¢ " Check mower and drive belts . Be sure CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . After you learn how to operate your trac - Â¢ " Check wiring . See that all connections tor , check to see that the brake is properly are still secure and wires are properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in clamped . the Service and Adjustments section of While learning how to use your tractor , pay this manual . extra attention to the following important items : Â¢ " Engine oil is at proper level . Â¢ " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regu - lar unleaded gasoline . Â¢ " Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . Â¢ " Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . Â¢ " Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) are working properly ( See the Opera - tion and Maintenance sections in this manual ) . 10
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H I ' . , I ' _ SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST IGNITION SWITCH 6 G ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE OPERATION LOCKED UNLOCKED SYSTEM ( ROS ) t oi OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT m Â® @ @ @ @ 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 is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . 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 . 11
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 Lever Light Switch Lift Lever Plunger Attachment Throttle / Choke Lift Lever Control Height Clutch / Brake Adjustment Pedal Indicator Parking Brake Lever Gearshift Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - 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 PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for brake pedal into the brake position . declutching and braking the tractor and REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) starting the engine . " ON " POSITION - Allows operation of GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse . and direction of tractor . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . for starting and controlling engine speed . 12
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than " STOP " will TO SET PARKING BRAKE cause the battery to discharge and go Your tractor is equipped with an operator dead . presence sensing switch . When engine NOTE : Under certain conditions when is running , any attempt by the operator tractor is standing idle with the engine to leave the seat without first setting the running , hot engine exhaust gases may parking brake will shut off the engine . cause " browning " of grass . To eliminate 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way this possibility , always stop engine when down and hold . stopping tractor on grass areas . 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release _ , CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - pressure from clutch / brake pedal . pletely , as described above , before leaving Pedal should remain in brake position . the operator's position . Make sure parking brake will hold trac - tor secure . TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle . Attachment Clutch Lever â¢ Operating engine at less than full " Engaged ' Position throttle reduces the battery charging rate . nition Key â¢ Full throttle offers the best bagging and ed " Position mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Control Parking Brake " Engaged " The direction and speed of movement is " Brake " Position controlled by the gearshift lever . 1 . Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal de - pressed and gearshift lever in neutral Gearshift ( N ) position . Lever 2 . Move gearshift lever to desired po - Clutch / Brake " Disengaged " sition . Pedal Position 3 . Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to start movement . STOPPING IMPORTANT : Bring tractor to a complete MOWER BLADES - stop before shifting or changing gears . Failure to do so will shorten the useful life â¢ To stop mower blades , move attachment clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . of your transaxle . GROUND DRIVE - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT â¢ To stop ground drive , depress clutch / The position of the attachment lift lever brake pedal all the way down . determines the cutting height . â¢ Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) â¢ Grasp lift lever . position . â¢ Press plunger with thumb and move ENGINE - lever to desired position . The cutting height range is approxi - â¢ Move throttle control between half and mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - full speed ( fast ) position . sured from the ground to the blade tip with NOTE : Failure to move throttle control the engine not running . These heights between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - are approximate and may vary depending tion , before stopping , may cause engine to upon soil conditions , height of grass and " backfire " . types of grass being mowed . â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and â¢ The average lawn should be cut to approxi - remove key . Always remove key when mately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool season leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized and to over 3 inches during hot months . use . For healthier and better looking lawns , mow â¢ Never use choke to stop engine . 13 often and after moderate growth .
â¢ For best cuttingperformance , grassover Lever High Position 6 inches in heightshouldbe mowed / Attachment _ f . , _ ? twice . Makethe first cut relativelyhigh ; the secondto desiredheight . Clutch Lever , ! , _ Lowosition " Engaged ' , " ? P TO ADJUST GAUGEWHEELS Gaugewheels are properlyadjusted / / when theyare slightlyoff the groundwhen " Disengag moweris at the desiredcuttingheight ninelptions . Position operatingposition . Gaugewheelsthehndictor keepthe deckin proper cpositiontooh preventscalping inmost terrainwit NOTE : Adjustgaugewheels tra Shield on a flat levelsurface . 1 . Adjust mowerto desiredcuttingheightG REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) ( See " TOADJUST MOWERCUTTIN ) HEIGHT " inthis sectionof manual . Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by 2 . Withmowerindesiredheightof cut the operator to travel in the reverse direc - position , gaugewheelsshouldbeassem - bledso theyareslightlyofftheground . tion with the attachment clutch engaged Installgaugewheelinappropriatehole will shut off the engine unless ignition key withshoulderbolt , 3 / 8washer , and3 / 8 - is placed in the ROS " ON " position . 16Iocknutandtightensecurely.allingthole . , _ WARNING : Backing up with the at - 3 . Repeatfor oppositeside , tinstmen tachment clutch engaged while mowing gaugewheel insame adjus is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the Gauge Wheel attachment clutch engaged , should only Mounting Bracket be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged . Do not mow in 3 / 8 - 16 reverse unless absolutely necessary . Locknut Shoulder USING THE REVERSE OPERATION 3 / 8 Washer SYSTEM - Gauge Wheel 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and hold . TO OPERATE MOWER 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key Your tractor is equipped with an operator counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - presence sensing switch . Any attempt tion . by the operator to leave the seat with the 3 . Look down and behind before backing . engine running and the attachment clutch 4 . Move gear shift lever to reverse ( R ) engaged will shut off the engine . You must position and slowly release clutch / remain fully and centrally positioned in the brake pedal to start movement . seat to prevent the engine from hesitating 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer or cutting off when operating your equip - needed , turn the ignition key clockwise ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . to engine " ON " position . 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position tachment clutch control . ( Normal Operating ) TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control . , _ CAUTION : Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector shield in place . 14
TO OPERATE ON HILLS â¢ For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( See the _ , WARNING : Do not drive up or down oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and do section of this manual ) . not drive across any slope . Use the slope â¢ To change engine oil , see the Mainte - guide at the back of this manual . nance section in this manual . â¢ Choose the slowest speed before start - ADD GASOLINE ing up or down hills . â¢ Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck . Do â¢ Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular â¢ If slowing is necessary , move throttle unleaded gasoline with a minimum of control lever to slower position . 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will â¢ If stopping is absolutely necessary , push increase carbon and lead oxide deposits clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil tion and engage parking brake . with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quan - â¢ Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be tities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement . , _ CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or â¢ To restart movement , slowly release fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . near an open flame . â¢ Make all turns slowly . IMPORTANT : When operating in temper - atures below32 Â° F ( 0 Â° C ) , use fresh , clean TO TRANSPORT winter grade gasoline to help insure good â¢ Raise attachment lift to highest position cold weather starting . with attachment lift control . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called â¢ When pushing or towing your tractor , gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) attract moisture which leads to separa - position . tion and formation of acids during storage . â¢ Do not push or tow tractor at more than Acidic gas can damage the fuel system five ( 5 ) MPH . of an engine while in storage . To avoid NOTE : To protect hood from damage engine problems , the fuel system should when transporting your tractor on a truck be emptied before storage of 30 days or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the secured to tractor . Use an appropriate engine and let it run until the fuel lines means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel etc . ) . next season . See Storage Instructions for TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - additional information . Never use engine MENTS or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . Tow only the attachments that are recom - mended by and comply with specifications TO START ENGINE of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use When starting the engine for the first time common sense when towing . Too heavy or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . take extra cranking time to move fuel from Tires can lose traction with the ground and the tank to the engine . cause you to lose control of your tractor . 1 . Sit on seat in operating position , BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE depress clutch / brake pedal and set CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL parking brake . 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) The engine in your tractor has been position . shipped , from the factory , already filled 3 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged with summer weight oil . position . 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level 4 . Move throttle control to choke position . ground . 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight , wait for a few seconds , re - move and read oil level . If necessary , add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . 15
NOTE : Before starting , read the warm NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 and cold starting procedures below . feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) 5 . 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 MOWING TIPS attempts , move throttle control to fast â¢ Mower should be properly leveled for position , wait a few minutes and try best mowing performance . See " TO again . If engine still does not start , LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the move the throttle control back to the Service and Adjustments section of this choke position and retry . manual . â¢ The left hand side of mower should be WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and above ) used for trimming . â¢ Drive so that clippings are discharged 6 . When engine starts , move the throttle onto the area that has already been control to the fast position . cut . Have the cut area to the right of â¢ The attachments and ground drive can the tractor . This will result in a more now be used . If the engine does not even distribution of clippings and more accept the load , restart the engine and uniform cutting . allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . â¢ When mowing large areas , start by turning to the right so that clippings will COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and discharge away from shrubs , fences , below ) driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle mow in the opposite direction making control in choke position until engine left hand turns until finished . warms up and begins to run roughly . f Once rough running begins , imme - diately move the throttle control to the fast position . Engine warm - up may T take from several seconds to several minutes ( the colder the temperature , the longer the warm - up ) . â¢ The attachments can also be used dur - â¢ J ing the engine warm - up period . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 â¢ If grass is extremely tall , it should be feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) mowed twice to reduce load and pos - the carburetor fuel mixture may need to sible fire hazard from dried clippings . be adjusted for best engine performance Make first cut relatively high ; the second ( see " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the to the desired height . Service and Adjustments section of this â¢ Do not mow grass when it is wet . manual ) . Wet grass will plug mower and leave COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and undesirable clumps . Allow grass to dry below ) before mowing . â¢ Always operate engine at full throttle 6 . When engine starts , leave throttle when mowing to assure better mowing control in choke position until engine performance and proper discharge of warms up and begins to run roughly . material . Regulate ground speed by Once rough running begins , imme - selecting a low enough gear to give the diately move the throttle control to the mower cutting performance as well as fast position . Engine warm - up may take from several seconds to several the quality of cut desired . â¢ When operating attachments , select a minutes ( the colder the temperature , ground speed that will suit the terrain the longer the warm - up ) . â¢ The attachments can also be used dur - and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . ing the engine warm - up period . 16
MA , . TE . A . SOCEHEDULE o Â¢ y F , LOL , ANTES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE v , cOEATHS Check Brake Operation _ 1 _ _ 1 _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems I _ R Check for Loose Fasteners If 1 _ 5 If A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 1 _ 3 0 Check Battery Level C Lubrication Chart _ 4 if R Clean Battery and Terminals if Check Transaxle Cooling tf Check V - Belts If Check Engine Oit Level I _ tf Change Engine Oit ( with oil filter ) IIp1 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) 11 _ 1,2 ll _ N clean Air Filter 1 _ 2 G clean Air Screen 1 _ 2 NI Inspect Muffler / Spark Arrester if E Replace Oit Filter ( If equipped ) _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins ll _ 2 Replace Spark Plug If If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge If2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . in high ambient temperatures . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not @ SF - - @ Spindle cover items that have been subjected to Zerk Zerk operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . @ Front Wheel , - @ Front Wheel Some adjustments will need to be made Bearing Bearing Zerk Zerk periodically to properly maintain your tractor . At least once a season , check to see if @ Engine you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . " _ Gearshift â¢ At least once a year you should replace oi _ - ' , Pivots the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . d _ SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil A new spark plug and clean air filter @ General Purpose Grease " assure proper air - fuel mixture and help _ PRefer to Maintenance ENGINE " Section your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon 1 . Check engine oil level . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attractf 2 . Check brake operation . dust and dirt that will shorten the life o the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - ROS systems for proper operation . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 7dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 1
TRACTOR â¢ When the engine is running with the ig - nition switch in the ROS " ON " position and Always observe safety rules when per - the attachment clutch engaged , any at - forming any maintenance . BRAKE OPERATION tempt by the operator to shift into reverse should NOT shut off the engine . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to BLADE CARE stop at highest speed in highest gear on a For best results mower blades must be level , dry concrete or paved surface , then kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged brake must be checked and adjusted . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and blades . Adjustments section of this manual ) . CAUTION : Use only a replacement TIRES blade approved by the manufacturer of â¢ Maintain proper air pressure in all tires your tractor . Using a blade not approved ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " by the manufacturer of your tractor is section of this manual ) . hazardous , could damage your tractor and â¢ Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect void your warranty . control chemicals which can harm rub - BLADE REMOVAL ber . 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - â¢ Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp low access to blades . objects and other hazards that may 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and cause tire damage . flat washer securing blade . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent 3 . Install new or resharpened blade flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant with trailing edge up towards deck as may be purchased from your local parts shown . dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND star on mandrel assembly . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer Be sure operator presence and reverse and flat washer in exact order as operation systems are working properly . If shown . your tractor does not function as de - 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . scribed , repair the problem immediately . Lbs . torque ) . â¢ The engine should not start unless the IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . brake pedal is fully depressed , and the If bolt needs replacing , replace only with attachment clutch control is in the disen - approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . gaged position . Mandrel As _ CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE Trailing Blade SYSTEM Edge Up Center â¢ When the engine is running , any at - Hole tempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine . â¢ When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged , any at - Blade Bolt tempt by the operator to leave the seat TO SHARPEN BLADE should shut off the engine . â¢ The attachment clutch should never op - NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - ening blade - but if you do , be sure the erate unless the operator is in the seat . blade is balanced . CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) Care should be taken to keep the blade SYSTEM balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause â¢ When the engine is running with the excessive vibration and eventual damage ignition switch in the engine " ON " posi - to mower and engine . tion and the attachment clutch engaged , â¢ The blade can be sharpened with a file any attempt by the operator to shift into or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt reverse should shut off the engine . to sharpen while on the mower . Engine " ON " Position â¢ To check blade balance , you will need a ROS " ON " Position ( Normal Operating ) 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , follow the instructions supplied with balancer . ) 18
ENGINE NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing blade . The lobes of the center hole may LUBRICATION appear to be centered , but are not . Only use high quality detergent oil rated â¢ Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion with API service classification SG - SL . of the steel bolt or pin and hold the Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade bolt or pin parallel with the ground . If according to your expected operating blade is balanced , it should remain in a temperature . horizontal position . If either end of the blade moves downward , sharpen the SAE VISCOSITY GRADES t heavy end until the blade is balanced . 4 _ I oN vJ _ c _ a _ tf e Blade NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils 5 / 8 " Bolt or Pin ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in cold weather , they will result in increased Center Hole oil consumption when used above 32 Â° R BATTERY Check your engine oil level more frequent - Your tractor has a battery charging system ly to avoid possible engine damage from which is sufficient for normal use . How - running low on oil . ever , periodic charging of the battery with Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - an automotive charger will extend its life . eration or at least once a year if the tractor â¢ Keep battery and terminals clean . is not used for 50 hours in one year . â¢ Keep battery bolts tight . Check the crankcase oil level before start - â¢ Keep small vent holes open . ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) â¢ Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / NOTE : The original equipment battery on dipstick securely each time you check the your tractor is maintenance free . Do not oil level . attempt to open or remove caps or covers . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Adding or checking level of electrolyte is Determine temperature range expected not necessary . before oil change . All oil must meet API TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS service classification SG - SL â¢ Be sure tractor is on level surface . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to " leak " â¢ Oil will drain more freely when warm . â¢ Catch oil in a suitable container . power . 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful then RED battery cable and remove not to allow dirt to enter the engine battery from tractor . when changing oil . 2 . Rinse the battery with plain water and 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the dry . 3 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends fitting . with wire brush until bright . Oil Drain Valve 4 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - leum jelly . 5 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BATTERY " in the SERVICE AND AD - JUSTMENTS section of this manual ) . TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling . V - BELTS 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward Check V - belts for deterioration and wear slightly and turning counterclockwise . after 100 hours of operation and replace 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . 19
5 . After oil has drained completely , close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve . Handle 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - stick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity see " PROD - UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . 8 . Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . For accurate reading , tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick . Keep oil at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap Cartridge onto the tube securely when finished . ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year . AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a " Slots dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season . Service paper cartridge every CLEAN AIR SCREEN 100 hours of operation or every season , Air screen must be kept free of dirt and whichever occurs first . chaff to prevent engine damage from Service air cleaner more often under dusty overheating . Clean with a wire brush or conditions . compressed air to remove dirt and stub - 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and born dried gum fibers . rotate towards engine . 2 . Remove cover . ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre - cleaner from base . Debris may clog the engine's air cool - 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris ing system . Remove blower housing and from falling into carburetor . clean area shown to prevent overheating NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace and engine damage . Clean out chaff cartridge . Air Screen and debris 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down on handle to close . IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such as kerosene , are not to be used to clean the cartridge . They may cause deterio - ration of the cartridge . Do not oil car - tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge . 20
MUFFLER CLEANING Inspect and replace corroded muffler and â¢ 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 . â¢ Keep finished surfaces and wheels free SPARK PLUG ( S ) of all gasoline , oil , etc . â¢ 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 shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " tractor unless the engine and transmis - section of this manual . sion are covered to keep water out . Water in engine or transmission will shorten the IN - LINE FUEL FILTER useful life of your tractor . Use compressed The fuel filter should be replaced once air or a leaf blower to remove grass , each season . If fuel filter becomes leaves and trash from tractor and mower . 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 . Clam p _ Clamp I Filter 21
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS : WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than TRACTOR the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links and hook Mower will be easier to remove from the the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . right side of tractor . TO INSTALL MOWER 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest GAGED " position . position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - lower mower to its lowest position . tor shield to right side of tractor . 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . secure with retainer springs . 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear collar off and push housing guide out of deck brackets and secure with retainer bracket . springs . 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis bracket by removing retainer spring . bracket and secure with retainer spring . 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into deck brackets by removing retainer bracket , slide collar onto guide and springs . secure with large retainer spring . 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on removing retainer springs . idler pulley bolt and secure with small 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms . retainer spring . Slide mower out from under tractor . 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . Small Retainer Spring Clutch S Small Clutch Spring Retainer S Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Springs Housing Both Sides ) Deflector Shield Bracket Large Retainer Spring 22
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway . Make sure against trunnion on both front links . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - â¢ To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this from trunnion on both front links . Tighten manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , nut " E " on both front links an equal num - you will not properly adjust your mower . ber of turns . The two front links must SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT remain equal in length . â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower â¢ Raise mower to its highest position . â¢ At the midpoint of both sides of mower , at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against measure height from bottom edge of trunnion on both front links . mower to ground . Distance " A " on both â¢ Recheck side - to - side adjustment . sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . â¢ If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - ment on one side of mower only . _ Mandrel â¢ To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . â¢ To lower one side of mower , loosen lift Both Front Unks Should beEqual in Length link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . â¢ Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of of mower to r - - - _ _ r0 _ er to ground ground \ f / _ , t _ _ , / I / / , _ E _ Nut Trunnion Arm Lift Link N _ Adjustment Front Links FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to BELT side . If the following front - to - back adjust - The mower blade drive belt may be re - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both placed without tools . Park the tractor on front links equally so mower will stay level level surface . Engage parking brake . side - to - side . BELT REMOVAL - To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in manual ) . its highest position . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Check adjustment on right side of trac - idler pulleys . tor . Measure distance " D " directly in front 3 . Pull belt away from mower . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of BELT INSTALLATION - mower housing as shown . 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys â¢ Before making any necessary adjust - and idler pulleys ments , check that both front links are 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves equal in length . and inside all belt guides . â¢ If links are not equal in length , adjust 3 . Install mower ( See " To Install Mower " in one link to same length as other link . this section of this manual ) . â¢ To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . 23
Mandrel With Parking Brake " Engaged " Idler Pulleys Nut " A " Jam Nut Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE Arm 00238 Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT right side of the transaxle . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to parking brake . For assistance , there is a stop at highest speed in highest gear on a belt installation guide decal on bottom side level , dry concrete or paved surface , then of left footrest . brake must be checked and adjusted . BELT REMOVAL - TO CHECK BRAKE 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or MOWER " in this section of manual ) . paved surface , depress clutch / brake NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt pedal all the way down and engage and position of all belt guides and keepers . parking brake . 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and 2 . Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) clutching idler . position . 3 . Remove belt downward from around The rear wheels must lock and skid when engine pulley . you try to manually push the tractor for - 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake Remove belt upwards from transaxle needs to be adjusted or the pads need to pulley by deflecting belt keepers . be replaced . 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper TO ADJUST BRAKE and pull belt away from tractor . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way BELT INSTALLATION - down and engage parking brake . 1 . Carefully work new belt down between 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - transaxle belt keepers and onto the ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . input pulley . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam nut around the top groove of engine pulley . against nut " A ' . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and 4 . Road test tractor for proper stopping clutching idler . distance as stated above . Readjust 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves if necessary . If stopping distance is and inside all belt guides and keepers . still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL gear , further maintenance is neces - MOWER " in this section of manual ) . sary . Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 24
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS Engine 1 . Block up axle securely . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and Center washers to allow wheel removal ( rear . - Span Clutching wheels have a square key - Do not Keeper lose ) . 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align Stationary Idler grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . Transaxle 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove . 5 . Replace axle cover . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEU - TRAL ADJUSTMENT Washers The transaxle should be in neutral when Retaining the gear shift lever is in neutral ( N ) ( lock Ring gate ) position . The adjustment is preset Axle at the factory ; however , if adjustment is Cover needed , proceed as follows : 1 . Make sure transaxle is in neutral ( N ) . NOTE : When the tractor rear wheels move freely , the transaxle is in neutral . 2 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the Square Key _ right rear wheel . ( Rear Wheel Only ) v 3 . Position the gear shift lever in the neu - tral ( N ) position . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 4 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . TERY NOTE : If additional clearance is needed _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - to get to adjustment bolt , move mower erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame deck height to the lowest position . and smoking materials away from bat - Neutral Lock Gate Gearshift teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual ) . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency y , , - " starting , follow this procedure : . . . . . . , : , . . . . Adjustment Bolt IMPORTANT : Your tractor is equipped TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - with a 12 volt system . The other vehicle MENT must also be a 12 volt system . Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles . If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - positioned straight forward , remove steer - 1 . Connect one end of the RED cable ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminal of each horizontal . Tighten securely . battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER 2 . Connect one end of the BLACK cable The front wheel toe - in and camber are not to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of adjustable on your tractor . If damage has fully charged battery . occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or 3 . Connect the other end of the BLACK camber , contact a Sears or other qualified cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , service center . away from fuel tank and battery . 25
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery . backside of the grill . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . â¢ Check wiring . See electrical wiring 02614 diagram in the Repair Parts section . Weak or Dead Fully Charged TO REPLACE FUSE Battery Battery Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located REPLACING BATTERY behind the dash . _ IbWARNING : Do not short battery TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - terminals by allowing a wrench or any SEMBLY other object to contact both terminals at 1 . Raise hood . the same time . Before connecting battery , 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor . first to prevent sparking from accidental 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - grounding . connect the headlight wire connector . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully Hood remove battery from tractor . 3 . Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to Headlight Wire positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and Connector keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Slide terminal cover over terminal 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . Seat Label Keps Nut Terminal Cover Hex Bolt ( Red ) Cable Negative ( Black ) Cable 26
ENGINE IMPORTANT : Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the if screw is turned in too tight . emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customers expense , PRELIMINARY SETTING - may be performed by any non - road engine 1 . Air cleaner assembly must be assem - repair establishment or individual . Warranty bled to the carburetor when making repairs must be performed by an authorized carburetor adjustments . engine manufacturer's service outlet . 2 . Be sure the throttle control cable is TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL adjusted properly ( see above ) . CABLE FINAL SETTING - The throttle control has been preset at the 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five factory and adjustment should not be nec - minutes . Make final adjustments with essary . Check adjustment as described engine running and shift / motion control below before loosening cable . If adjust - lever in neutral ( N ) position . ment is necessary , proceed as follows : 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - 1 . With engine not running , move throttle tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle control lever from slow to choke posi - lever against idle speed screw . Turn tion . Slowly move lever from choke to idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . fast position . 3 . While still holding throttle lever against 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then coun - control lever and hole in governor plate line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , terclockwise until engine runs rough . loosen clamp screw and move throttle Turn valve to a point midway between cable until holes are aligned . Tighten those two positions . Release throttle lever . clamp screw securely . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ACCELERATION TEST - Governor Control Lever Governor 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow Plate to fast position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn idle mixture valve out ( coun - terclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and continue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do Holes Throttle not adjust - damage may result . Clamp Cable Screw IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine governor , which is factory set NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is for proper engine speed . Overspeed - low emission . It is equipped with an idle ing the engine above the factory high fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , speed setting can be dangerous . If you which allows some adjustment within the think the engine - governed high speed limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt needs adjusting , contact a Sears or other to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap qualified service center , which has proper cannot be removed without breaking the equipment and experience to make any adjusting needle . necessary adjustments . The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be nec - Idle Speed Throttle essary . However , minor adjustment may Screw be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply Idle Mixture Valve - " ' - - - of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air With Limiter mixture . 27
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 acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - _ ICAUTION : Never store the tractor age the fuel system of an engine while in with gasoline in the tank inside a building storage . where fumes may reach an open flame â¢ 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 â¢ 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 â¢ Use fresh fuel next season . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable clean , dry area . alternative in minimizing the formation of 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " fuel gum deposits during storage . Add in the Maintenance section of this stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - manual ) . age container . Always follow the mix ratio 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary found on stabilizer container . Run engine ( See belt replacement instructions in at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer the Service and Adjustments section of to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - this manual ) . buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . section of this manual . ENGINE OIL 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace are securely fastened . Inspect moving with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in parts for damage , breakage and wear . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . Replace if necessary . CYLINDER ( S ) 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark BATTERY plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . 3 . Turn ignition key to " START " position â¢ Fully charge the battery for storage . for a few seconds to distribute oil . â¢ After a period of time in storage , battery 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . may require recharging . â¢ To help prevent corrosion and power OTHER leakage during long periods of storage , â¢ Do not store gasoline from one season battery cables should be disconnected to another . and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO â¢ 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 . â¢ After cleaning , leave cables discon - â¢ 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 . â¢ Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - â¢ 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 28
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE 3ORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . in Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes 3 . Engine flooded . before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 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 . Clutch / brake pedal not 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal . turn over depressed . 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . 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 . 29
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 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 . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . vibration Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Engine dies when Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . . . Engine continues Faulty operator - safety Check wiring , switches andd to run when connections . If not correcte presence control system . contact Sears or other operator leavesch - seat with atta qualified service center . ment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . 3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . 5 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . 30
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before 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 . Clean around mandrels to 11 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . Headlight ( s ) not 1 . Light switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn light switch " ON " . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . . . 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 . 31
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 SCHEMATIC 02831 _ 193372 BATTERY m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S . . O . . . L . . E . . N . . . O . . . I . D . . . . . . STARTER AMMETER FUSE ( OPTIONAL ) BLACK GRAY IGNITION S _ ' _ ( _ - , , ARGKAPPLUGS UNIT ( 2 PLUGS â¢ ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) HOUR BLACK METER ( OPTIONAL ) \ \ \ \ HEADLIGHTS NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE â¢ Â© BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIR NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLE OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS IGNITION SWITCH BECAUSE OF THIS , THELIGHTS BRIGHTNESS OF THE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS OFF M + G + A1 WILL DiM . AS THE ENGINE iS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF RUNsOVERRIDEB + A1 UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE IREPLACEDRING . SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS RUN B + A1 L + A2 WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W START B + S + A1 02831 33
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 ELECTRICAL 25 \ \ \ \ \ \ 34 / 16 / I \ / ] \ \ i \ I \ 1 / / 48 34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 Battery 2 74760412 Bolt Hex Hd 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box Battery 16 176138 Switch , Interlock 21 183759 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga . 11 " red 25 146147 Cable Battery 6 Ga . w / 16 wire red 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 " black 29 192749 Switch Seat 30 193350 Switch Ign 33 140403 Key Ign 34 110712X Switch Light 40 193372 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk . Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 uncx 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 48 140844 Adapter Ammeter 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Terminal 92 193465 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch 93 193540 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
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275750 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 259 260 258 212 28 261 39 18 278 31 _ / 5 @ / 5 208 209 208 / 209 60 - 37 2 _ 208 74 206 209 chassis - Laser - It . stk 18 36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 5 155272 Bumper Hood / Dash 9 193510X012 Dash 10 STD533710 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 11 174996 Panel , Dash , L . H . 13 172105X010 Panel , Dash , R . H . 14 17490608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 185682X613 Hood Assembly 18 184921 Bumper Hood 26 STD541437 Nut 28 184247 Grille / Lens Asm . ( includes Key Nos . 212 , 258,259 , & 260 ) 30 187845X012 Fend / Ftrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly , Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 114 158112 Keeper Belt Rear LH 115 17490620 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 142 175702 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 186689 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 175582 Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 159 155123X428 Cupholder Stlt Black 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 TT 207 17670508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Tytt 208 17670608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr . 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 211 145212 Nut Hexflange Lock 212 184248 Insert Lens Reflective 258 184245X599 Lens RH 259 184246X599 Lens LH 260 184250X428 Cover Lens 261 184258X428 Insert Grille 278 191611 Screw # 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex - - 187801 Plug Dome Plastic - - 5479J Plug , Button NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 GROUND DRIVE / 26 27 drive - fender . stlt _ 38 38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle Peerless 206 - 545C 62 8883R Cover , Pedal ( See Breakdown ) 63 175410 Pulley , Engine Bolt , 7 / 16 - 20 x 1.5 2 146682 Spring , Return , Brake 64 173937 Washer 3 123666X Pulley , Transaxle 65 10040700 4 12000028 Ring , Retainer 66 154778 Keeper , Belt , Engine , Fool Proof Screw HexWsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 x 1 / 2 uric 5 121520X Strap , Torque 69 142432 6 17060512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 70 134683 Guide , Mower Drive Belt , R . H . 8 192502 Rod Shifter Fender STLT 74 137057 Spacer , Axle Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 10 STD561210 Pin , Cotter 75 121749X 11 105701X Washer , Shift Plate 76 STD581075 E - Ring 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 unf W / Patch Gr . 8 77 123583X Key , Square 2.0 x . 1845 / 1865 Washer 25132 x 1 - 518 x 16 Ga . 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 78 121748X 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 79 STD580025 Key Woodruff 16 STD541431 Nut Lock HxW / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 unc 80 1145090 Arm , Shift 18 STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 81 165592 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20 19 STD541437 Nut 82 165711 Spring , Torsion Washer 17132 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 21 106933X Knob 83 19171216 Link Transaxle 22 130804 Rod , Brake 84 166231 24 STD541237 Nut 85 150360 Nut , Nylock 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 89 192388X428 Console , Shift , STLT 26 STD551037 Washer 96 STD624003 Retainer Spring 27 STD561210 Pin 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig . 3 / 8 - 16 unc 32 STD523107 Bolt 150 175456 Spacer Retainer Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 34 175578 Shaft Assembly , Foot Pedal 151 19133210 Washer Srrted 5 / 161D x 1.125 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 156 166002 36 STD551062 Washer 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 37 STD571810 Roll Pin 159 183900 Hub Shift Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 38 179114 Pulley , Composite , Flat 161 72140406 39 72110622 Bolt 162 73680400 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 uncx 1 Gr . 5 41 175556 Keeper , Belt , Idler 163 74780416 Bracket Pivot Lever 47 127783 Pulley , idler , V - Groove , Plastic 165 165623 Screw 5t16 - 18 x 5t8 TT Yellow 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl 166 17490510 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 168 165492 50 72110612 Bolt 169 165580 Plate Fastening Lt 51 STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 170 187414 Keeper Belt Transaxle 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5116 - 18 unc 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - in 5 / 8 ID 53 105710X Link , Clutch 198 169593 Washer Nyliner 7 / 8 ID x . 105 Hd Bolt Carr . SH 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 314 Gr . 5 55 105709X Spring , Clutch Return 202 72110614 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 57 130801 V - Belt , Ground Drive 59 169691 Keeper , Belt , Center Span NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 61 17120614 Screw 3t8 - 16 x . 875 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275750 STEERING ASSEMBLY _ 2J _ 39 L i ! 2 - - 37 _ 7 " - - ' - ' - " - 36 67 68 67 46 67 13 65 43 / 15 15 / / 10 steedng _ pl It 57 40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 186780 Steering Wheel 2 184706 Axle Assembly 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , LH . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring , Klip 10 175121 Draglink 11 STD551137 Washer , Lock 13 136518 Spacer Bearing Axle Front 15 145212 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 17 190753 Shaft Steering 26 126847X Bushing , Link , Drag 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 30 STD561210 Pin Cotter 32 130465 Rod , Tie 34 10040500 Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5tl 6 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 186781 Insert , Steering Wheel 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 x 2 - 318 12 Ga . 40 STD541537 Nut Lock Center 3 / 8 - 24 unf 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 190752 Extension Shaft Steering 46 184946X505 Cap , Spindle 65 160367 Spacer Brace Axle 67 72110618 Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Axle , Brace 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp . Chassis Front 87 173966 Washer Flat 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Hardened 97 74780564 Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 4 " Gr . 5 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275750 ENGINE 72 62 / 81 13 4 I 38 14 31 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . lcy ! 48 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170545X505 Control , Throttle / Choke 37 137040 Line , Fuel 2 17720408 181654 Screw , Hex Head , Thread 38 Plug Drain Oil Easy 17670412 Cutting 114 - 20 x 112 44 Screw , Hex Washer Head , 3 Engine , B & S Model Thd . , Roll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 17000612 Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 31P777 - 0299 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 45 4 137352 Muffler 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 13 165291 Gasket 62 10010500 Washer , Split 14 148456 71070512 Tube Drain Oil Easy 72 Screw Hex Hd . Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 23 169837 Shield Brn / Dbr Guard 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 29 137180 73510400 Arrestor , Spark 81 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 31 185534 Tank , Fuel 32 140527 Cap Assembly , Fuel 33 123487X Clamp , Hose NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 4 6 11 5 13 19 20 13 20 13 - . . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . _ 31 . 32 _ 19 _ 15 32 lift - rh . lpiece 3 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm Inner Spring 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring Link Front W / Plunger 15 173288 2 159471 Shaft Asm . Lift 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 unc 3 105767X Pin Groove 17 175689 Trunnion BIk Zinc 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 uric 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x21 Ga . 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 6 120183X Bearing Nylong 20 163552 Retainer Spring 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt . Lift Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 8 122365X Button Plunger Read 32 73540600 11 139865 Link Asm Lift L . H . 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 SEAT ASSEMBLY 10 I 11 17 12 seat It . knob 9 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 180597 Seat 12 174648 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch 2 180166 13 121248X Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat ( blk ) Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id 3 71110616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 15 134300 Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc 5 145006 Clip Push In Hinged 16 121250X Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt 6 STD541437 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 17 123976X Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 7 124181X Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc - 2A 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x12 Ga . 10 180186 Pan Pnt Seat ( blk ) 11 166369 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches Knob Seat Adj Wingnut 1 inch = 25.4 mm 44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275750 DECALS lO 11 3 11 20 15 \ 13 12 13 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 193308 Decal Oper . instr . 12 146046 Decal , V - Belt Drive Schematic 2 193595 Decal Replacement 13 191551 Decal , Chassis 3 186280 Decal Hood , R . H . 14 160396 Decal , V - Belt Schematic 4 186281 Decal Hood , L . H . 15 179128 Decal , Deck B 42 " 5 138047 Decal Battery 20 149516 Decal , Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 6 133644 Decal Customer Maintenance - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 7 191777 Decal HP Engine - - 184310X428 Pad , Footrest LH STLT 8 172331 Decal Mower Srs - - 184311X428 Pad , Footrest RH STLT 9 186282 Decal Fender - - 194228 Manual , Owner's , English 10 156439 Decal Fender Danger - - 194229 Manual , Owner's , Spanish 11 186283 Decal Hood Side KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 2 65139 Stern Value 3 106222X Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 2 _ 5,8 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 4,10 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 7 6 278H Fitting Grease 7 9040H Bearing Flange 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 6 - - - - - _ 9 138468 Tire R Ts 20 x 8 - 8 Service 10 7152J Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275750 MOWER DECK 67 142 il 47 21 ii 117 119 118 J " G 28 27 29 18 5 6 1 / 21 119 _ . 117 42 _ D _ ma n - t - path _ stlt 3 46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275750 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake 2 STD533107 Bolt 54 178515 Washer , Hardened 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , Front 55 155046 Arm , Idler 4 165460 Spacer , Retainer Bracket Sway Bar 38142 " Deck 56 165723 5 STD624008 Guard , TUV Idler Retainer Spring 59 141043 Knob Custom Oval 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 67 184939 8 850857 V - Belt Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 68 144959 Nut 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 92 STD541437 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 111 179292 Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh ( The following blades are available ) 112 179293 11 138971 Screw 5t16 - 18 unc Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 113 17000510 Bolt Shoulder ( For bagging or discharging ) 116 4898H - - 134149 Wheel Gauge Blade , 42 " Mulching Std 117 188606 Nut Centerlock 318 - 16 unc ( For mulching mowers only ) 118 73930600 - - 139775 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 4 Ga . Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( For better wear when mulching ) 129 19131312 13 137645 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 130 STD523710 14 128774 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 318 - 16 unc x 1 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 131 STD533710 15 110485X Arm Spring Brake Mower Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 142 165890 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 143 157109 18 72140505 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 144 158634 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 145 165888 Pulley Idler Flat 20 159770 Baffle , Vortex 146 171977 Bolt Carriage idler 21 STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 147 131335 Spring Extension 23 177563 Bracket , Deflector 148 169022 Spring Return idler 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc 25 123713X Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . Spring , Torsion , Deflector 150 19091210 Cable Clutch 42 In 26 110452X Nut , Push 152 169676 27 130968X428 Screw HexThd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Shield , Deflector 158 17720408 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 29 131491 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . Rod , Hinge 184 19131410 Head Asm . Cable Clutch 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 185 188234 31 187690 Mandrel Assembly ( includes Washer , Spacer - - 130794 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel Housing , Shaft and Shaft 33 178342 Hardware Only - Pulley Not Nut , Toplock , Flanged 34 72110612 Bolt Carr . Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 Included ) 36 131494 Replacement Mower , Complete Pulley , Idler , Flat - - 169583 40 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc ( Std . Deck - Order separately 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . gauge wheel components key nos . 45 STD624003 Retainer 116 - 119 ) 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5t8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 1 inch = 25.4 mm 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,274750 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C _ A / 18 51 4 , 52 47 2g 42A 79 MODEL and SERIAL NUMBERS HERE Model et S _ riel i Ch ffre c J 48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206 - 545C REF PART REF PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Brake Lever Transaxle Cover 41A 790079 1 772147 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 2 780086A Needle Bearing 5 / 8 " 42 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 1 / 4 " 3 770128 Transaxle Case 42A 792085A Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Countershaft 43 792075 4 776395 Brake Pad Holder 5 776409 Output Shaft 44 790025 Spacer . 2625 x 1.0 6 778364 Spur Gear ( 38 teeth ) 45 786066 Brake Lever Bracket 6A 778369 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ) 46 786086 7 778330 Axle ( 11 - 15 / 16 " Long ) Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) 47 774690 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 2 " long ) 8 792180 Shift Key 48 774691 Spur Gear ( 29 teeth ' 8A 792047 Woodruff Key # 9 49 778356 Shift Collar 50 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ' 9 784352 Spur Gear ( 23 teeth ' 10 784378 Shift Rod & Fork 51 778354 11 778334 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ' Bevel Gear ( 30 teeth ) 52 778352 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ' 12 778309 Input Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 53 778350 Spur Gear ( 15 teeth ' 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( 13 teeth ) 54 778346 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ' ( Include . 14 ) 56 778355 Spur Gear ( 13 teeth ' 14 778368 Bevel Pinion ( 13 teeth ) 57 778337 Spur Gear ( 17 teeth ' ( Include . 13 ) 58 778353 Spur Gear ( 21 teeth ' 15 778370 Ring Gear ( 43 teeth ) 59 778351 Spur Gear ( 24 teeth ' 17 786188 Drive Pin 60 778349 Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ' 18 786102 Spacer 1.130 X . 695 61 77834589 Flat Washer . 563 ID x . 062W Ball 5 / 16 " dia 65 7801 20 792077A 21 792078 Set Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 8 " 66 776422 Input ShaftBrake Shifter & Shaft 22 792079 Spring . 310 OD x . 625 L 67 776396 Retaining Ring 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 69 792170 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 8 " 70 786187 Spacer . 890 25A 792177 Square Cut Ring 26 792125 Retaining Ring ( pkg of 2 ) 71 788069 " O " Ring 27 792035 Retaining Ring 71B 788092 Flat Washer 1.128 ID x . 058W 28 788040 Retaining Ring 76 780090 Inverted Retaining Ring 29 780072 Thrust Washer . 627 ID x . 031W 77 788078A Thrust Washer . 762 ID x . 031W 79 792144 Spring . 430 OD x . 5000 L 29A 780160 Thrust Washer . 762 ID x . 031W 82 778333 Bevel & Spur Gear 29B 780051 ( 30 & 13 teeth ) 29C 780199 Anti - Rotation Washer . 632 778338 Spur Gear ( 27 teeth ) 30 780108 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x . 032W 83 792154 Oil Fill Plug 31 780001 Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 056W 85 788089A Oil Seal 9 / 16 " ( Use As Needed ) 87150 788093A Flat Washer . 750 ID x . 062W Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 31A 780195 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " Oil Seal 5 / 8 " 157 32 788083 730229A Gear Oil 80W90 34 780194 Bushing . 563 180 794712 Replacement MST - 206 - 545C 35 780193 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8 " ID 900 Transaxle 35A 780197 Flanged Bushing . 751 36 790075 Brake Disk 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 38 799021 Brake Pad ( pkg of 2 ) inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 786026 Dowel Pin 40 792076A Flat Washer . 312 ID x . 059W 49
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 88t , 11 _ 584 _ _ ' 9 _ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 3o7 _ 1264 _ 113R29EPLACEEMNEGNITINE 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 24 868 _ ) 3 @ 12 943 O 7581 1270 20 @ 617 0 1022 _ _ 759 _ 1288 524 _ 8420 _ 1019 LABEL KIT I I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I I 103E6MISSIOLANBELI 15 _ 7505 200 89 1027 50
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 617 0 1022 238 8G8 @ 35 1022 6170 525 103z [ 524F9 616 _ : : _ 1022 404 # 914 614 _ 11 ! 9 _ [ _ J % _ 801 _ 544 _ 643 803 _ 310 _ 802 @ 1070 729 697 " " 1051 & 1005 1044 _ 1040 363 # 3o % s 51
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 I08 51 105A 692 127A 142 _ 117 _ 1o6 105 _ 127 G _ L _ 1 Â° 41 276A @ 947A [ _ 137 1127 NIKKI ] 276 @ 950 118 4311 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 527 ( _ 51 _ 276 @ / 1266 0 121A CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 51 _ _ 6170 231 " _ 987 ( ' Â° 9 104 _ 1270 634A 95A 105 _ 137 @ / _ 127A O 104A 276 @ _ 987A 93 ' @ 634 _ 1266 95 106 _ 142 _ 117 , _ 6170 1266A C _ _ 105A _ _ ( _ 52
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 697174 Cylinder Assembly 106 690577 O Seat - inlet 2 399265 Kit - Bushing / Seal ( Magneto 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) Side ) 108A 695419 Valve - Choke ( Nikki ) 3 391086 â¢ Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 117A 699457 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) ( Nikki ) 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 7 699168 o + Gasket - Cylinder Head 118A 699458 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) ( Nikki ) 9 697109 â¢ Gasket - Breather 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 11 697113 Tube - Breather 121A 699521 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul ( Nikki ) 12 697110 â¢ Gasket - Crankcase 125 698445 Carburetor 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 125A Carburetor ( For Complete 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain Carburetor , Service with 16 697127 Crankshaft 698445 ) 20 690947 â¢ Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) 127 695005 Plug - Welch 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CovertSump ) 127A 690727 O Plug - Welch ( Nikki ) 23 693557 Flywheel 130 691750 Valve - Throttle 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 130A 699500 Valve - Throttle ( Nikki ) 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft - - 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " 131A 699501 Kit - Throttle Shaft ( Nikki ) Oversize ) 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 133A 694914 Float - Carburetor ( Nikki ) - - 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 135 698780 Tube - Fuel Transfer 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 137 281165 O5 Gasket - Float Bowl 28 697099 Pin - Piston 137A 698781 O Gasket - Float Bowl ( Nikki ) 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual - - 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " Choke ) Undersize ) 141A 698778 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Nikki ) O Nozzle - Carburetor 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 142 697140 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 146 691639 Key - Timing 34 695761 Valve - Intake 187 699331 Line - Fuel 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( Intake ) 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 209 692208 Spring - Governor 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 216 691840 Link - Choke Bracket - Control 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 222 694042 46 698492 Camshaft 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control 48 697762 Short Block 232 691842 Spring - Governor 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 238 691843 Cap - Valve 51 692137 oO5 + Gasket - intake 240 394358 Filter - Fuel 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 276 692255 O5 Washer - Sealing 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 276A 695410 Washer - Sealing 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 304 699828 Housing - Blower 89 690283 Plug - Oil 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 94A 695425 Kit - idle Mixture ( Nikki ) 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) Motor - Starter 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 309 693551 95A 690718 O Screw ( Throttle Valve ( Nikki ) 98 495800 Kit - idle Speed Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 98A 695408 Kit - Idle Speed ( Nikki ) O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 104 690525 O Pin - Float Hinge 121 104A 694918 O Pin - Float Hinge ( Nikki ) $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle 977 105A 696136 O Valve - Float Needle ( Nikki ) + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274750 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 310 690323 Bolt ( Starter Motor ) 851 692424 Terminal - Spark Plug 311 497608 Brush Set 868 690968 o + Seal - Valve 333 495859 Armature - Magneto 914 691108 Screw ( Rocker Cover ) 334 691061 Screw ( Magneto Armature ) 943 690589 â¢ SeaI - O Ring ( Oil Pump Cover ) 337 691043 Plug - Spark 947 694393 Solenoid - Fuel 358 697191 Gasket Set - Engine 947A 695423 Solenoid - Fuel ( Nikki ) 363 19203 Flywheel Puller 950 691657 Screw ( Float Bowl ) 383 89838 Wrench - Spark Plug 965 499613 Cover - Oil Pump 404 691691 Washer ( Governor Crank ) 967 697015 Filter - Pre Cleaner 431 697122 Elbow - Intake 968 699848 Cover - Air Cleaner 445 698083 Filter - Air Cleaner Cartridge 975 495933 Bowl - Float 462 691261 Washer ( Starter Cable ) 975A 699502 Bowl - Float ( Nikki ) 474 696459 Alternator 977 690192 Gasket Set - Carburetor 503 691532 Strap - Starter 987 691326 O Seal - Throttle Shaft 505 691251 Nut ( Governor Control Lever ) 987A 698777 O Seal - Throttle Shaft ( Nikki ) 510 693699 Drive - Starter 1005 699043 Fan - Flywheel 513 692024 Clutch - Drive 1017 690770 Screen - Oil Pump 523 697086 Dipstick 1019 698814 Kit - Label 524 691032 â¢ Seal - Dipstick Tube 1022 272475 o + Gasket - Rocker Cover 525 697184 Tube - Dipstick 1023 692492 Cover - Rocker Arm 527 698467 Clamp - Tube 1024 499054 Pump - Oil 544 692034 Starter - Armature 1026 692003 Rod - Push ( intake ) 552 697144 Bushing - Governor Crank . . . . 692011 Rod - Push ( Exhaust ) 559 693675 Screw ( Remote Choke Stop ) 1027 492932 Filter - Oil 562 691119 Bolt ( Governor Control Lever ) 1029 691751 Arm - Rocker 579 691029 Nut ( Starter Cable ) 1034 690822 Guide - Push Rod 584 697112 Cover - Breather Passage 1035 693784 Shaft - Pump 601 95162 Clamp - Hose 1036 695700 Label - Emission 614 691620 Pin - Cotter 1040 699852 Plate - Trim 616 692012 Crank - Governor 1044 698139 Screw ( Flywheel ) 617 692138 O â¢ SeaI - O Ring ( Intake Manifold ) 1051 691265 Ring - Retaining 634 690801 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Manual 1058 275038 Owner's Manual Choke ) 1059 698516 Kit - Screw / Washer 634A 698779 O Spring / Seal Assembly ( Nikki ) 1070 690372 Screw ( Flywheel Fan ) 635 691909 Boot - Spark Plug 1090 691293 Retainer - Brush 643 698401 Retainer - Air Filter 1091 691333 Cap - Limiter 654 690958 Nut ( Carburetor ) 1095 690190 Gasket Set - Valve 684 697157 Screw ( Breather Passage 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) Cover ) 1127 695407 Screw - Float Bowl 691 692407 Â° Seal - Governor Shaft 1263 697124 Reed - Breather 692 690572 Spring - Detent 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1266 691917 Â° 0 SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266A 697123 O SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1267 697424 Latch - Blower Housing 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1329 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1330 272147 Repair Manual 758 697134 Counterweight 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 783 693713 Gear - Pinion O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 789 698329 Harness - Wiring 121 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) $ Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 801 691283 Cap - Drive 977 802 691286 Cap - End + Included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 803 693757 Housing - Starter 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 842 691031 Â° SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) 1 inch = 25.4 mm 847 697611 Dipstick / Tube Assembly 54
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