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Owner's Manual JCRRFTSMRN Â° J LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP , 42 " Mower Electric Start Automatic Transmission Model No . 917.275760 differently from previously built engines . Before you start the [ _ his product has a low emission engine which operates engine , read and understand this Owner's Manual , For answers to your questions IMPORTANT : about this product , Call : Read and follow all Safety 1 - 800 - 659 - 5917 Rules and Instructions before Sears Craftsman Help Line operating this equipment . 5 am - 5 pm , Mon - Sat Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 AssemblyPre - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e34r Sears Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cov Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two ( 2 ) years from the date of purchase , if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below . Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to service the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty . ( See exclusions below ) . For your conve - nience , IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of pur - chase , but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® . This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This Warranty does not cover : â¢ Expendable items which become worn during normal use , including but not limited to blades , spark plugs , air cleaners , belts , and oil filters . â¢ Standard Maintenance Servicing , oil changes , or tune - ups â¢ Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects , such as nails , thorns , stumps , or glass . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator abuse , including but not limited to , damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment , impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft , or over - speeding the engine . â¢ Repairs necessary because of operator negligence , including but not limited to , elec - trical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage , failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil , failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris , or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . â¢ Engine ( fuel system ) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contami - nated or oxidized ( stale ) . In general , fuel should be used within 30 days of its pur - chase date . â¢ Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes , or product label replacement . â¢ Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes . LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety ( 90 ) days from date of purchase , if any battery included with this riding equip - ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge , Sears will replace the battery at no charge . During the first 30 days of purchase , there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME . After the first 30 days , for your convenience , IN - HOME warranty service will still be avail - able but a trip charge will apply . This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location . For the nearest authorized Sears location , please call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® . This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights , which vary , from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179
IMPORTANT : This cuttingmachineis capableof amputatinghandsand feet andthrow - ing objects . Failureto observethe followingsafety instructionscould resultin serious injuryor death . â¢ Never direct discharged material _ IWARNING : Inorder to preventac - toward anyone . Avoid discharging cidentalstartingwhen settingup , trans - material against a wall or obstruction . porting , adjustingor makingrepairs , Material may ricochet back toward the alwaysdisconnectspark plugwire pandark operator . Stop the blades when cross - placewire where it cannotcontacts ing gravel surfaces . plug . â¢ Do not operate machine without the _ IWARNING : Do not coastdowna hill in entire grass catcher , discharge guard , neutral , you maylose controlof the tractor . or other safety devices in place and _ IWARNING : Towonly the attachments working . that are recommendedby and gcomplywithr . â¢ Slow down before turning . specificationsof the manufacturerof pyouneed â¢ Never leave a running machine tractor . Usecommonsensewhen towi unattended . Always turn off blades , Operateonly at the lowest possiblesad , set parking brake , stop engine , and whenon a slope . Tooheavyof a loires remove keys before dismounting . whileon a slope , is dangerous . T can â¢ Disengage blades when not mowing . lose tractionwith the groundand cause Shut off engine and wait for all parts to youto lose control of yourtractor . come to a complete stop before clean - _ , WARNING : Engineexhaust , someof ing the machine , removing the grass catcher , or unclogging the discharge its constituents , and certain vehiclecom - guard . ponentscontainor emit chemicalsknown to the State of Californiato cause cancer â¢ Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light . and birth defectsor other reproductive harm . â¢ Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs . _ f _ , WARNING : Battery posts , terminals â¢ Watch for traffic when operating near and related accessories contain lead and or crossing roadways . lead compounds , chemicals known to the â¢ Use extra care when loading or un - State of California to cause cancer and loading the machine into a trailer or birth defects or other reproductive harm . truck . Wash hands after handling . â¢ Always wear eye protection when oper - ating machine . I . GENERAL OPERATION â¢ Data indicates that operators , age 60 â¢ Read , understand , and follow all years and above , are involved in a instructions on the machine and in the large percentage of riding mower - re - manual before starting . lated injuries . These operators should â¢ Do not put hands or feet near rotating evaluate their ability to operate the parts or under the machine . Keep clear riding mower safely enough to protect of the discharge opening at all times . themselves and others from serious â¢ Only allow responsible adults , who are injury . familiar with the instructions , to operate â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recommen - the machine . dation for wheel weights or counter - â¢ Clear the area of objects such as weights . rocks , toys , wire , etc . , which could be â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves or picked up and thrown by the blades . other debris build - up which can touch â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystand - hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . ers before operating . Stop machine if Do not allow the mower deck to plow anyone enters the area . leaves or other debris which can cause â¢ Never carry passengers . build - up to occur . Clean any oil or fuel â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - spillage before operating or storing the lutely necessary . Always look down machine . Allow machine to cool before and behind before and while backing . storage .
II . SLOPE OPERATION â¢ Nevercarry children , evenwith htheandwhoay bladesshut off . Theymayfall offwit Slopesare a major factorrelatedto lossof be seriouslyinjuredor dinterfererenst controland tip - over accidents , which can - safemachineoperation . Chil resultin severeinjuryor death . Opera havebeen givenrides inthe pa amrea tionon all slopesrequiresextra caution . eIfl suddenlyappearinthe mowing youcannot backupthe slope or if youfe for anotherride and be run overor uneasyon it , do not mow it . backedover bythe machine . â¢ Mowup and downslopes , not across . â¢ Neverallowchildrento operatethe â¢ Watchfor holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or machine . otherhidden objects . Uneventerrainass â¢ Useextracarewhen approachingblindts couldoverturn the machine . Tallgr corners , shrubs , trees , or other objec can hideobstacles . that mayblockyourview of a child . â¢ Choosea low groundspeedso thatile youwill not haveto stop or shift wh IV , TOWI NG on the slope . â¢ Tow only with a machine that has a â¢ Donot mow onwet grass . Tires may hitch designed for towing . Do not at - losetraction . tach towed equipment except at the Alwayskeepthe machinein gearwhen hitch point . goingdownslopes . Do not shiftto â¢ Followthe manufacturer's recom - neutraland coastdownhill . mendation for weight limits for towed â¢ Avoidstarting , stopping , or turningons - equipment and towing on slopes . a slope . If the tires losetraction , diowly â¢ Never allow children or others in or on engagethe bladesand proceedsl towed equipment . straightdown the slope . â¢ On slopes , the weight of the towed â¢ Keepall movementonthe slopesslow equipment may cause loss of traction and gradual . Do not makesuddenhich and loss of control . changesin speedor direction , w â¢ Travel slowly and allow extra distance could causethe machineto roll over . to stop . â¢ Useextra carewhileoperatingma - V . SERVICE chinewith grasscatchersor other at - tachments ; they can affectthe stability SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE of the machine . Do nouseon steep To avoid personal injury or property slopes . damage , use extreme care in handling â¢ Donot try to stabilizethe machineby gasoline . Gasoline is extremely flammable puttingyour footon the ground . and the vapors are explosive . â¢ Donot mow near drop - offs , ditches , â¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , or embankments . The machinecould and other sources of ignition . suddenlyroll overif a wheel is overthe â¢ Use only approved gasoline container . edge or if the edge cavesin . â¢ Never remove gas cap or add fuel with III . CHILDREN the engine running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Tragicaccidentscan occur if the noperator . â¢ Never fuel the machine indoors . is not alert to the presence of childre â¢ Never store the machine or fuel con - Childrenareoftenattractedto the machine tainer where there is an open flame , and the mowing activity . Never assumest spark , or pilot light such as on a water that children will remain where you la heater or other appliances . sawthem . â¢ Never fill containers inside a vehicle â¢ Keepchildrenout of the nmowingarea - or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic and in the watchfulcareof a orespor . liner . Always place containers on the sible adultotherthan the operat ground away from your vehicle when â¢ Bealert and turn machineoff if a child filling . entersthe area . â¢ Beforeandwhile backing , look behind and downfor small children .
â¢ Removegas - poweredequipmentfrom â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or the truck or trailer and refuel it onthe other debris build - up . Clean oil or fuel ground . If this is notpossible , then spillage and remove any fuel - soaked debris . Allow machine to cool before refuelsuchequipmentwith a portablee container , ratherthanfrom a gasolin storing . dispensernozzle . â¢ If you strike a foreign object , stop and â¢ Keepthe nozzlein contactwith the grimat inspect the machine . Repair , if neces - of the fueltank or containeropenin . sary , before restarting . all timesuntil fueling is complete Do . â¢ Never make any adjustments or repairs notuse a nozzlelock - nopendevicege with the engine running . â¢ Iffuel is spilledon clothing , cha â¢ Check grass catcher components and clothingimmediately . the discharge guard frequently and â¢ Neveroverfillfueltank . Replacegas replace with manufacturer's recom - cap and tightensecurely . mended parts , when necessary . â¢ Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the GENERAL SERVICE blade or wear gloves , and use extra â¢ Never operate machine in a closed are . caution when servicing them . â¢ Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure â¢ Check brake operation frequently . Ad - the equipment is in safe working condi - just and service as required . tion . â¢ Maintain or replace safety and instruc - â¢ Never tamper with safety devices . tion labels , as necessary . Check their proper operation regularly . â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystand - â¢ Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children . ers before operating . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . â¢ Mow up and down slopes ( 15 Â° Max ) , â¢ Never carry passengers . not across . â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless abso - â¢ Choose a low ground speed so that lutely necessary . Always look down you will not have to stop or shift while and behind before and while backing . on the slope . â¢ Never carry children , even with the â¢ Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on blades shut off . They may fall off and a slope . If the tires lose traction , dis - be seriously injured or interfere with engage the blades and proceed slowly safe machine operation . Children who straight down the slope . have been given rides in the past may â¢ If machine stops while going uphill , suddenly appear in the mowing area disengage blades , shift into reverse for another ride and be run over or and back down slowly . backed over by the machine . â¢ Do not turn on slopes unless neces - â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area sary , and then , turn slowly and gradu - and in the watchful care of a respon - ally downhill , if possible . sible adult other than the operator . â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area . 5
In the state of California the above is re - PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS quired by law ( Section 4442 of the Califor - Gasoline 2.00 Gallons nia Public Resources Code ) . Other states Capacity Unleaded may have similar laws . Federal laws apply and Type : Regular on federal lands . A spark arrester for the Oil Type SAE 30 ( above 32 Â° F ) muffler is available through your nearest ( API - SG - SL ) : SAE 5W - 30 Sears service center ( See REPAIR PARTS ( Below 32 Â° F ) section of this manual ) . Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION W / O Filter : 3.0 Pints AGREEMENTS Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC Congratulations on making a smart pur - ( GAP : . 030 " ) chase . Your new Craftsman Â® product is Ground Speed Forward : 5.5 designed and manufactured for years of ( MPH ) : Reverse : 2.4 dependable operation . But like all prod - Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI ucts , it may require repair from time to time . That's when having a Repair Protec - Rear : 10 PSI tion Agreement can save you money and Charging System : 3 Amps Battery aggravation . 5 Amps Headlights Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement Battery : Amp / Hr : 28 now and protect yourself from unexpected Min . CCA : 230 hassle and expense . Case Size : U1R Here's what's included in the Agreement : â¢ Expert service by our 12,000 profe - Blade Bolt 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . sional repair specialists . Torque : â¢ Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor on all covered repairs . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase â¢ Product replacement if your covered of a new tractor . It has been designed , product can't be fixed . engineered and manufactured to give â¢ Discount of 10 % from regular price of you the best possible dependability and service and service - related parts not performance . covered by the agreement ; also , 10 % Should you experience any problem you off regular price of preventive mainte - cannot easily remedy , please contact a nance check . Sears or other qualified service center . â¢ Fast help by phone - phone support We have competent , well - trained techni - from a Sears technician on products cians and the proper tools to service or requiring in - home repair , plus conve - repair this tractor . nient repair scheduling . Please read and retain this manual . The Once you purchase the Agreement , a instructions will enable you to assemble simple phone call is all that it takes for you and maintain your tractor properly . Always to schedule service . You can call anytime observe the " SAFETY RULES " . day or night , or schedule a service ap - pointment online . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Sears has over 12,000 professional repair â¢ Read and observe the safety rules . specialists , who have access to over 4.5 â¢ Follow a regular schedule in main - million quality parts and accessories . taining , caring for and using your tractor . That's the kind of professionalism you can â¢ Follow the instructions under " Mainte - count on to help prolong the life of your nance " and " Storage " sections of this new purchase for years to come . Purchase owner's manual . your Repair Protection Agreement today ! _ IbWARNING : This tractor is equipped Some limitations and exclusions apply . with an internal combustion engine and For prices and additional information should not be used on or near any unim - call 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655 . proved forest - covered , brush - covered or SEARS INSTALLATION SERVICE grass - covered land unless the engine's For Sears professional installation of home exhaust system is equipped with a spark appliances , garage door openers , water arrester meeting applicable local or state heaters , and other major home items , in laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it the U . S . A . call 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME Â® should be maintained in effective working order by the operator .
Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer Steering u I I w Steering Wheel Adapter Extension Boot Shaft Steering ( 1 ) 5 / 16 Lock Washer ( 1 ) Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 4 U Seat \ ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge _ ( 1 ) Knob For Future Use Keys Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY I _ Insert A socket wrench set will make assembly , ( ' _ i ; " ) , 5 / 16 Hex Bolt easier . Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below . . _ / 5 / 16 Lock Washer ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench ( 1 ) Pliers Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) 1 / 2 " wrench ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means , from your point of view , when you are in the operating posi - tion ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1 . Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton . 2 . Cut along dotted lines on all four pan - els of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . 3 . Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT IMPORTANT : Check for and remove any 1 . Slide extension shaft onto lower steer - staples in skid that may puncture tires ing shaft . where tractor is to roll off skid . 2 . Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure . INSTALL SEAT INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 1 . Remove adjustment bolt , lock washer 3 . Position front wheels of the tractor so and flat washer securing seat to they are pointing straight forward . cardboard packing and set aside for 4 . Remove steering wheel adapter from assembly of seat to tractor . steering wheel and slide adapter onto 2 . Pivot seat upward and remove from steering shaft extension . the cardboard packing . Remove the 5 . Position steering wheel so cross bars cardboard packing and discard . are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide 3 . Place seat on seat pan so head of inside boot and onto adapter . shoulder bolts are positioned over the 6 . Assemble large flat washer , 5 / 16 lock large slotted holes in pan . washer , 5 / 16 hex bolt and tighten 4 . Push down on seat to engage shoulder securely . bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear 7 . Snap steering wheel insert into center of tractor . of steering wheel . 5 . Pivot seat and pan forward and as - 8 . Remove protective materials from trac - semble adjustment bolt , Iockwasher tor hood and grill . and flat washer loosely . Do not tighten . 6 . Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat .
7 . Slide seat until a comfortableposition NOTE : You may now roll or drive your is reachedwhichallowsyouto press tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor clutch / brakepedalall the waydown . from the skid . 8 . Get off seatwithout movingits ad - justed position . TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See 9 . Raiseseat and tighten adjustmentbolt Operation section for location and securely . function of controls ) 1 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Seat attachment lift lever to its highest po - sition . 2 . Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - Seat mission disengaged " position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . Shoulder 4 . Roll tractor forward off skid . Bolts 5 . Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Operation section for location and Flat Washer function of controls ) _ , WARNING : Before starting , read , un - derstand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure Adjustment Knob tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . CHECK BATTERY 1 . Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 2 . Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank NOTE : If this battery is put into service with gasoline . after month and year indicated on label 3 . Place freewheel control in " trans - ( label located between terminals ) charge mission engaged " position . ( See " TO battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 TRANSPORT " in the Operation section amps . ( See " BATTERY " in Maintenance of this manual ) . section of this manual for charging instruc - 4 . Sit on seat in operating position , tions ) . depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . 5 . Place motion control lever in neutral Seat Pan ( N ) position . 6 . Press lift lever plunger and raise Terminal attachment lift lever to its highest posi - tion . 7 . Start the engine . After engine has Terminal started , move throttle control to idle position . 8 . Release parking brake . 9 . Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . 10 . Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . 11 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow .
CHECKTIRE PRESSURE _ CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated Before you operate your new tractor , we at the factory for shipping purposes . Cor - wish to assure that you receive the best rect tire pressure is important for best performance and satisfaction from this cutting performance . quality product . â¢ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in Please review the following checklist : " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section , / All assembly instructions have been of this manual . completed . , / No remaining loose parts in carton . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / Battery is properly prepared and For best cutting results , mower hous - charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . ing should be properly leveled . See " TO , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tight - LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service ened securely . and Adjustments section of this manual . , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For ship - CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION ping purposes , the tires were overin - flated at the factory ) . OF ALL BELTS , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled See the figures that are shown for replac - side - to - side / front - to - rear for best cutting ing motion and mower blade drive belts results . ( Tires must be properly inflated in the Service and Adjustments section for leveling ) . of this manual . Verify that the belts are , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure routed correctly . they are routed properly around pulleys CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM and inside all belt keepers . v " Check wiring . See that all connections After you learn how to operate your trac - are still secure and wires are properly tor , check to see that the brake is properly clamped . adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of v " Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel this manual . control is in " transmission engaged " position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . While learning how to use your tractor , pay extra attention to the following important items : v " Engine oil is at proper level . v " Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , reg - ular unleaded gasoline . v " Become familiar with all controls - their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . v " Be sure brake system is in safe oper - ating condition . v " Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Operation System ( ROS ) are working properly ( See the Opera - tion and Maintenance sections in this manual ) . v " It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper starting and trans - mission purging instructions ( See " TO START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANS - MISSION " in the Operation section of this manual ) . 10
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L I ' . , I SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST IGNITION SWITCH 0 G 6 ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) t oi FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT OVER TEMP LIGHT m ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS DANGER , KEEP HANDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , LIGHTS ON will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , might result in minor or moderate injury . CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , & indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury death . The safety alert symbol , = hll ; lllt = Bl , , and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or property damage . and / or property damage . 11
KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Ignition Switch Attachment ROS " ON " Position Clutch Lever . . . . . - Lever Plunger Lig " - Attachment Lift Lever Throttle / Choke Control Clutch / Brake Heighttment iAdjuscator Pedal " . . " - - - _ - _ : _ _ _ t Ind Freewheel Parking Brake Lever Control Motion Control Lever 02838 LSW 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 position . tachments mounted to your tractor . ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off . raise , lower , and adjust the mower deck or MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the other attachments mounted to your tractor . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for speed and direction of tractor . PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch / declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine . brake pedal into the brake position . FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) transmission for pushing or slowly towing " ON " POSITION - Allows operation of the tractor with the engine off . mower deck or other powered attachment while in reverse . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used 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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles . HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR â¢ Never use choke to stop engine . IMPORTANT : Leaving the ignition switch TO SET PARKING BRAKE in any position other than " STOP " will Your tractor is equipped with an operator cause the battery to discharge and go presence sensing switch . When engine dead . is running , any attempt by the operator NOTE : Under certain conditions when to leave the seat without first setting the tractor is standing idle with the engine run - parking brake will shut off the engine . ning , hot engine exhaust gases may cause 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way " browning " of grass . To eliminate this pos - down and hold . sibility , always stop engine when stopping 2 . Pull parking brake lever up and release tractor on grass areas . pressure from clutch / brake pedal . Pedal should remain in brake position . _ , CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - Make sure parking brake will hold trac - pletely , as described above , before leaving tor secure . the operator's position . Attachment Clutch Lever TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL " Engaged " Position Throttle / Always operate engine at full throttle . Choke nition Key â¢ Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging " Disengaged " rate . Position â¢ Full throttle offers the best bagging and " Brake " Motion Control mower performance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever . f _ " Disengaged " 1 . Start tractor with motion control lever in - Position Clutch / Parking Brake neutral ( N ) position . Brake " Engaged " 2 . Release parking brake . Pedal Position 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to STOPPING desired position . TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT MOWER BLADES - The position of the attachment lift lever â¢ To stop mower blades , move attachment determines the cutting height . clutch lever to " DISENGAGED " position . â¢ Grasp lift lever . GROUND DRIVE - â¢ Press plunger with thumb and move â¢ To stop ground drive , depress clutch / lever to desired position . brake pedal all the way down . The cutting height range is approxi - â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) mately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . The heights are mea - position . sured from the ground to the blade tip with IMPORTANT : The motion control lever the engine not running . These heights does not return to neutral ( N ) position are approximate and may vary depending when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . upon soil conditions , height of grass and ENGINE - types of grass being mowed . â¢ The average lawn should be cut to ap - â¢ Move throttle control between half and proximately 2 - 1 / 2 inches during the cool full speed ( fast ) position . season and to over 3 inches during hot NOTE : Failure to move throttle control months . For healthier and better looking between half and full speed ( fast ) posi - lawns , mow often and after moderate tion , before stopping , may cause engine to growth . " backfire " . â¢ For best cutting performance , grass over â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and 6 inches in height should be mowed remove key . Always remove key when twice . Make the first cut relatively high ; leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized the second to desired height . 13 use .
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Attachment Attachemnt Clutch Lever Gauge wheels are properly adjusted " Engaged " High when they are slightly off the ground when Position Position mower is at the desired cutting height in / operating position . Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help Position prevent scalping in most terrain conditions . " Disengaged " NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor Position Deflector on a flat level surface . 1 . Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See " TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in this section of manual ) . 2 . With mower in desired height of cut position , gauge wheels should be OPERATING IN REVERSE assembled so they are slightly off the Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse ground . Install gauge wheel in ap - Operation System ( ROS ) . Any attempt by propriate hole with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 the operator to travel in the reverse direc - washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and tighten tion with the attachment clutch engaged securely . will shut off the engine unless the ignition 3 . Repeat for opposite side , installing key is placed in the ROS " ON " position . gauge wheel in same adjustment hole . _ i _ WARNING : Backing up with the at - tachment clutch engaged while mowing Gauge is strongly discouraged . Turning the ROS Wheel " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the Mountinc attachment clutch engaged , should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged . Do not mow in Locknut reverse unless absolutely necessary . USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - Bolt Gauge Wheel 1 . Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . TO OPERATE MOWER 2 . With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise to ROS " ON " posi - Your tractor is equipped with an operator tion . presence sensing switch . Any attempt 3 . Look down and behind before backing by the operator to leave the seat with the up . engine running and the attachment clutch 4 . Slowly move motion control lever to engaged will shut off the engine . You must reverse ( R ) position to start movement . remain fully and centrally positioned in the 5 . When use of the ROS is no longer seat to prevent the engine from hesitating needed , turn the ignition key clockwise or cutting off when operating your equip - to engine " ON " position . ment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . 1 . Select desired height of cut . 2 . Start mower blades by engaging at - tachment clutch control . ROS " ON " Position Engine " ON " Position TO STOP MOWER BLADES - ( Normal Operating ) 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 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - MENTS _ ILWARNING : Do not drive up or down Tow only the attachments that are recom - hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and do mended by and comply with specifications not drive across any slope . Use the slope of the manufacturer of your tractor . Use guide at the back of this manual . common sense when towing . Too heavy â¢ Choose the slowest speed before start - of a load , while on a slope , is dangerous . ing up or down hills . Tires can lose traction with the ground and â¢ Avoid stopping or changing speed on cause you to lose control of your tractor . hills . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE â¢ If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to slower position . CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL â¢ If stopping is absolutely necessary , push The engine in your tractor has been clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake posi - shipped , from the factory , already filled tion and engage parking brake . with summer weight oil . â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) 1 . Check engine oil with tractor on level position . ground . IMPORTANT : The motion control lever 2 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe does not return to neutral ( N ) position clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw when the clutch / brake pedal is depressed . cap tight , wait for a few seconds , â¢ To restart movement , slowly release remove and read oil level . If necessary , parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is â¢ Slowly move motion control lever to reached . Do not overfill . slowest setting . â¢ For cold weather operation you should â¢ Make all turns slowly . change oil for easier starting ( ( See the oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance TO TRANSPORT section of this manual ) . When pushing or towing your tractor , be â¢ To change engine oil , see the Mainte - sure to disengage transmission by placing nance section in this manual . freewheel control in freewheeling position . ADD GASOLINE Freewheel control is located at the rear â¢ Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck . drawbar of tractor . Do not overfill . Use fresh , clean , regular 1 . Raise attachment lift to highest position unleaded gasoline with a minimum of with attachment lift control . 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will 2 . Pull freewheel control out and down increase carbon and lead oxide deposits into the slot and release so it is held in and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil the disengaged position . with gasoline . Purchase fuel in quanti - â¢ Do not push or tow tractor at more than ties that can be used within 30 days to two ( 2 ) MPH . assure fuel freshness . â¢ To re - engage transmission , reverse _ , CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or above procedure . fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline near an open flame . Transmission Engaged IMPORTANT : When operating in tempera - tures below 32 Â° F ( 0 Â° C ) , use fresh , clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting . CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acid - ic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 Transmission Disengaged days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start NOTE : To protect hood from damage the engine and let it run until the fuel lines when transporting your tractor on a truck and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel or a trailer , be sure hood is closed and next season . See Storage Instructions for additional information . secured to tractor . Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , Never use engine or carburetor cleaner etc . ) . 15P r Â° ducts in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur .
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP TO START ENGINE Before driving the unit in cold weather , When starting the engine for the first time the transmission should be warmed up as or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will follows : take extra cranking time to move fuel from 1 . Be sure the tractor is on level ground . the tank to the engine . 2 . Place the motion control lever in 1 . Be sure freewheel control is in the neutral . Release the parking brake transmission engaged position . and let the clutch / brake slowly return 2 . Sit on seat in operating position , to operating position . depress clutch / brake pedal and set 3 . Allow one minute for transmission to parking brake . 3 . Place motion control lever in neutral warm up . This can be done during the engine warm up period . ( N ) position . â¢ The attachments can also be used dur - 4 . Move attachment clutch to disengaged ing the engine warm - up period after the position . transmission has been warmed up . 5 . Move throttle control to choke position . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 NOTE : Before starting , read the warm feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) and cold starting procedures below . the carburetor fuel mixture may need to 6 . Insert key into ignition and turn key be adjusted for best engine performance . clockwise to start position and release ( See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the key as soon as engine starts . Do Service and Adjustments section of this not run starter continuously for more manual . ) than fifteen seconds per minute . If the engine does not start after several PURGE TRANSMISSION attempts , move throttle control to fast To ensure proper operation and per - position , wait a few minutes and try formance , it is recommended that the again . If engine still does not start , transmission be purged before operating move the throttle control back to the tractor for the first time . This procedure will choke position and retry . remove any trapped air inside the trans - WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and mission which may have developed during above ) shipping of your tractor . IMPORTANT : Should your transmission 7 . When engine starts , move the throttle control to the fast position . require removal for service or replace - â¢ The attachments and ground drive can ment , it should be purged after reinstall - ation before operating the tractor . now be used . If the engine does not 1 . Place tractor safely in an area that is accept the load , restart the engine and flat for approximately 80 feet in front of allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above . the tractor and set the parking brake . 2 . Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine . COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and After the engine is running , move below ) throttle control to slow position . With 7 . When engine starts , allow engine motion control lever in neutral ( N ) to run with the throttle control in the position , slowly disengage clutch / brake choke position until the engine runs pedal . roughly , then move throttle control 3 . Slowly move motion control lever to to fast position . This may require an full forward position and hold for five engine warm - up period from several ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 40 feet . seconds to several minutes , depending Slowly move lever to full reverse posi - on the temperature . tion and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , or approximately 20 feet . After the tractor moves approximately 20 feet in reverse return the motion control lever to the neutral ( N ) position . Repeat this proce - dure three ( 3 ) times . Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal operation . 16
f MOWING TIPS â¢ Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance . See " TO [ LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . â¢ The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming . 00272 â¢ Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has already been cut . â¢ If grass is extremely tall , it should be Have the cut area to the right of the trac - mowed twice to reduce load and pos - tor . This will result in a more even distri - sible fire hazard from dried clippings . bution of clippings and more uniform Make first cut relatively high ; the second cutting . to the desired height . â¢ When mowing large areas , start by â¢ Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet turning to the right so that clippings will grass will plug mower and leave undesir - discharge away from shrubs , fences , able clumps . Allow grass to dry before driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , mowing . mow in the opposite direction making â¢ Always operate engine at full throttle left hand turns until finished . when mowing to assure better mow - ing performance and proper discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired . â¢ When operating attachments , select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the at - tachment being used . 17
FILL IN DATES / _ / _ X'x _ ' _ / _ " AS YOU COMPLETE / _ _ / _ _ 4 _ / _ / O . O _ q " . REGULAR SERVICE / _ r / _ ' _ - _ VSERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems I1 _ R Check for Loose Fasteners If ll _ s If A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades 11 _ 3 C Lubrication Chart I _ I _ 0 Check Battery Level 1 _ 4 R Clean Battery and Terminals ll _ If Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts If Check Engine Oil Level If I _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) 11 _ ' 1,2 If E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) I / 1,2 I _ N Clean Air Filter _ 2 G Clean Air Screen 1 _ 2 Arrester v ' Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins If 2 Replace Spark Plug If If Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 _ 2 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - tree battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions , 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten , GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to dPS _ Spindle operator abuse or negligence . To receive Zerk Zerk full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made _ Front Wheel _ Front Wheel periodically to properly maintain your Bearing . . . . : : ' tractor . Zerk At least once a season , check to see if ng Zerk you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments @ Engine , _ section of this manual . â¢ At least once a year you should replace t the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . _ 01964 L A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help ( 1 _ General Purpose Grease your engine run better and last longer . @ REFER TO Maintenance " ENGINE " SECTION BEFORE EACH USE IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease the 1 . Check engine oil level . pivot points which have special nylon 2 . Check brake operation . bearings . Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the 3 . Check tire pressure . self - lubricating bearings . If you feel they 4 . Check operator presence and must be lubricated , use only a dry , pow - ROS systems for proper operation . dered graphite type lubricant sparingly . 5 . Check for loose fasteners . 18
ROS " ON " Position TRACTOR Engine " ON " Position ( Normal Operating ) Always observe safety rules when per - forming any maintenance . BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and â¢ When the engine is running with the Adjustments section of this manual ) . ignition switch in the ROS " ON " position TIRES and the attachment clutch is engaged , any attempt by the operator to shift into â¢ Maintain proper air pressure in all tires reverse should NOT shut off the engine ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " BLADE CARE section of this manual ) . For best results mower blades must be â¢ Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemicals which can harm rub - kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged ber . blades . â¢ Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp BLADE REMOVAL objects and other hazards that may 1 . Raise mower to highest position to al - cause tire damage . low access to blades . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent 2 . Remove blade bolt , lock washer and flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant flat washer securing blade . may be purchased from your local parts 3 . Install new or resharpened blade dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry with trailing edge up towards deck as rot and corrosion . shown . OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND IMPORTANT : To ensure proper assembly , center hole in blade must align with star REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) on mandrel assembly . Be sure operator presence and reverse 4 . Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer operation systems are working properly . If and flat washer in exact order as your tractor does not function as de - shown . scribed , repair the problem immediately . 5 . Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . â¢ The engine should not start unless the Lbs . torque ) . brake pedal is fully depressed , and the IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is heat treated . attachment clutch control is in the disen - Trailing Mandrel iembly gaged position . Edge Up _ Blade Center CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Flat â¢ When the engine is running , any at - tempt by the operator to leave the seat Lock Washer - . . _ without first setting the parking brake _ - Blade Bolt should shut off the engine . â¢ When the engine is running and the If bolt needs replacing , replace only with attachment clutch is engaged , any at - approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts . tempt by the operator to leave the seat TO SHARPEN BLADE should shut off the engine . NOTE : We do not recommend sharp - â¢ The attachment clutch should never op - ening blade - but if you do , be sure the erate unless the operator is in the seat . blade is balanced . Care should be taken to keep the blade CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause SYSTEM excessive vibration and eventual damage â¢ When the engine is running with the ig - to mower and engine . nition switch in the engine " ON " position â¢ The blade can be sharpened with a file and the attachment clutch is engaged , or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt any attempt by the operator to shift into to sharpen while on the mower . reverse should shut off the engine . â¢ To check blade balance , you will need a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , follow the instructions supplied with 19 balancer . )
NOTE : Do not usea nailfor balancing â¢ Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clip - pings and other materials . To prevent blade . The lobesof the centerhole may damage to seals , do not use com - appearto becentered , but are not . â¢ Slidebladeonto an unthreadedportion pressed air or high pressure sprayer to of the steel boltor pin and holdthed . clean cooling fins . boltor pin parallelwith the groun If TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID bladeis balanced , it shouldremainin ae The transaxle was sealed at the factory horizontalposition . If either endof th and fluid maintenance is not required for blademovesdownward , sharpenthe the life of the transaxle . Should the trans - heavyend until the bladeis balanced . axle ever leak or require servicing , contact a Sears or other qualified service center . . / / V - BELTS Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace 5 / 8 " Bolt or Pi _ Blade if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Center Hole Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . BATTERY ENGINE Your tractor has a battery charging system LUBRICATION which is sufficient for normal use . How - Only use high quality detergent oil rated ever , periodic charging of the battery with with API service classification SG - SL . Se - an automotive charger will extend its life . lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according â¢ Keep battery and terminals clean . to your expected operating temperature . â¢ Keep battery bolts tight . â¢ Keep small vent holes open . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES â¢ Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is oil vi _ chart1 e not necessary . TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils Corrosion and dirt on the battery and ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in terminals can cause the battery to " leak " cold weather , they will result in increased power . oil consumption when used above 32 Â° E 1 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first Check your engine oil level more frequent - then RED battery cable and remove ly to avoid possible engine damage from battery from tractor . running low on oil . 2 . Rinse the battery with plain water and Change the oil after every 50 hours of op - dry . eration or at least once a year if the tractor 3 . Clean terminals and battery cable ends is not used for 50 hours in one year . with wire brush until bright . Check the crankcase oil level before start - 4 . Coat terminals with grease or petro - ing the engine and after each eight ( 8 ) leum jelly . hours of operation . Tighten oil fill cap / 5 . Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING dipstick securely each time you check the BATTERY " in the Service and Adjust - oil level . ments section of this manual ) . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL TRANSAXLE COOLING Determine temperature range expected The transmission fan and cooling fins before oil change . All oil must meet API should be kept clean to assure proper service classification SG - SL . cooling . â¢ Be sure tractor is on level surface . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmis - â¢ Oil will drain more freely when warm . â¢ Catch oil in a suitable container . sion while engine is running or while the transmission is hot . To prevent possible 1 . Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful damage to seals , do not use high pressure not to allow dirt to enter the engine water or steam to clean transaxle . when changing oil . â¢ Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades 2 . Remove yellow cap from end of drain are intact and clean . valve and install the drain tube onto the 20 fitting .
Oil Drain Valve 6 . Align tabs on cover with slots in blower housing and replace cover . 7 . Hook handle on cover and push down Closed on handle to close . and IMPORTANT : Petroleum solvents , such Locked as kerosene , are not to be used to clean Position the cartridge . They may cause deterio - ration of the cartridge . Do not oil car - tridge . Do not use pressurized air to clean cartridge . Yellow Cal : Drain Tube _ Handle 3 . Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise . 4 . To open , pull out on the drain valve . 5 . After oil has drained completely , close _ Cover and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . 6 . Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve . 7 . Refill engine with oil through oil fill dip - _ _ _ artrldge 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 CLEAN AIR SCREEN at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap Air screen must be kept free of dirt and onto the tube securely when finished . chaff to prevent engine damage from ENGINE OIL FILTER overheating . Clean with a wire brush or Replace the engine oil filter every season compressed air to remove dirt and stub - or every other oil change if the tractor is born dried gum fibers . used more than 100 hours in one year . ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM AIR FILTER Debris may clog the engine's air cool - ing system . Remove blower housing and Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . Replace pre - cleaner after clean area shown to prevent overheating every 25 hours of operation or every and engine damage . season . Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season , Air Screen whichever occurs first . Clean out chaff and debris Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . 1 . Pull up on air filter cover handle and rotate towards engine . 2 . Remove cover . 3 . Carefully remove air filter cartridge and pre - cleaner from base . 4 . Clean base carefully to prevent debris from falling into carburetor . NOTE : If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . 5 . Place new pre - cleaner and cartridge firmly in base . 21
MUFFLER CLEANING â¢ Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . Inspect and replace corroded muffler and of all foreign matter . spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could cre - â¢ Keep finished surfaces and wheels free ate a fire hazard and / or damage . of all gasoline , oil , etc . SPARK PLUG ( S ) â¢ Protect painted surfaces with automotive Replace spark plug ( s ) at the beginning type wax . of each mowing season or after every We do not recommend using a garden 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs hose or pressure washer to clean your first . Spark plug type and gap setting are tractor unless the engine and transmis - shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " sion covered to keep water out . Water section of this manual . in engine or transmission will shorten the usful life of your tractor . Use compressed IN - LINE FUEL FILTER air or a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves The fuel filter should be replaced once and trash from tractor and mower . each season . If fuel filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carbu - retor , replacement is required . 1 . With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sections . 2 . Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carbu - retor . 3 . Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned . 4 . Immediately wipe up any spilled gaso - line . Clamp _ Clamp Fuel Filter 22
WSEARRVNIICNEG : ORTOADAJVUOSITDMESNETRSI : OUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . 2 . Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . 3 . Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . 4 . Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . 5 . Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . 6 . Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR IMPORTANT : If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the TO REMOVE MOWER tractor , remove the front links and hook Mower will be easier to remove from the the clutch spring Into square hole in frame . right side of tractor . 1 . Place attachment clutch in " DISEN - TO INSTALL MOWER GAGED " position . 2 . Move attachment lift lever forward to 1 . Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . lower mower to its lowest position . 2 . Slide mower under tractor with deflec - 3 . Roll belt off engine pulley . tor shield to right side of tractor . 4 . Remove small retainer spring , and 3 . Lower lift lever to its lowest position . remove clutch spring off pulley bolt . 4 . Connect front links to mower deck and 5 . Remove large retainer spring , slide secure with retainer springs . collar off and push housing guide out of bracket . 5 . Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer 6 . Disconnect anti - sway bar from chassis springs . bracket by removing retainer spring . 6 . Connect anti - sway bar to chassis 7 . Disconnect suspension arms from rear bracket and secure with retainer spring . deck brackets by removing retainer 7 . Push clutch cable housing guide into springs . bracket , slide collar onto guide and 8 . Disconnect front links from deck by secure with large retainer spring . removing retainer springs . 9 . Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms . Slide mower out from under trac - tor . Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spring Small Retainer Clutch Spring Engine S Pulley Retainer Spring Anti - Sway Bar Retainer Springs ( Both Sides ) Deflector Housing Guide Retainer Spring 23
â¢ If links are not equal in length , adjust 8 . Place flat washer and clutch spring on one link to same length as other link . idler pulley bolt and secure with small â¢ To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " retainer spring . on both front links an equal number of 9 . Install belt onto engine pulley . turns . TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Adjust the mower while tractor is parked lower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " on level ground or driveway . Make sure against trunnion on both front links . tires are properly inflated ( See " PROD - â¢ To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " UCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this from trunnion on both front links . Tighten manual ) . If tires are over or underinflated , nut " E " on both front links an equal num - you will not properly adjust your mower . ber of turns . The two front links must SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT remain equal in length . â¢ Raise mower to its highest position . â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower â¢ At the midpoint of both sides of mower , at front than rear , tighten nut " F " against measure height from bottom edge of trunnion on both front links . mower to ground . Distance " A " on both â¢ Recheck side - to - side adjustment . sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . â¢ If adjustment is necessary , make adjust - Â° Â° â¢ o _ Â° o 0i ment on one side of mower only . â¢ To raise one side of mower , tighten lift _ _ Mandrel link adjustment nut on that side . â¢ To lower one side of mower , loosen lift Both Front Links Should be ual in Length link adjustment nut on that side . NOTE : Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . â¢ Recheck measurements after adjusting . Bottom edge Bottom edge of of mower to mower to ground ground FA > Ii - _ , _ ' _ - _ t / Nut " F " Arm @ Lift Link N _ Adjustment Front Links FRONT - TOIBACK ADJUSTMENT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE IMPORTANT : Deck must be level side - to BELT side . If the following front - to - back adjust - The mower blade drive belt may be re - ment is necessary , be sure to adjust both placed without tools . Park the tractor on front links equally so mower will stay level level surface . Engage parking brake . side - to - side . BELT REMOVAL - To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so 1 . Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in manual ) . its highest position . 2 . Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and Check adjustment on right side of trac - idler pulleys . tor . Measure distance " D " directly in front 3 . Pull belt away from mower . and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of BELT INSTALLATION - mower housing as shown . 1 . Work belt around both mandrel pulleys â¢ Before making any necessary adjust - and idler pulleys ments , check that both front links are 2 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves equal in length . 24 and inside all belt guides .
3 . Installmower ( See " To InstallMower " With parking brake " Engaged " inthis sectionof this manual ) . _ N ut " A " Mandrel Idler Opera _ ting dam Nut TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Pulley Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . For assistance , there is a TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the BELT REMOVAL - right side of the transaxle . 1 . Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to MOWER " in this section of manual ) . stop at highest speed in highest gear on a NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt level , dry concrete or paved surface , then and position of all belt guides and keepers . brake must be checked and adjusted . 2 . Remove belt from stationary idler and TO CHECK BRAKE clutching idler . 1 . Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or 3 . Remove belt downward from around paved surface , depress clutch / brake engine pulley . pedal all the way down and engage 4 . Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . parking brake . Carefully remove belt upwards from 2 . Disengage transmission by placing transmission input pulley . freewheel control in " transmission dis - 5 . Remove belt from center span keeper engaged " position . Pull freewheel con - and pull belt away from tractor . trol out and into the slot and release so BELT INSTALLATION - it is held in the disengaged position . 1 . Carefully work new belt down onto the The rear wheels must lock and skid when input pulley . you try to manually push the tractor for - 2 . Slide belt into the center span keeper . ward . If the rear wheels rotate , the brake 3 . Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll needs to be adjusted or the pads need to around the top groove of engine pulley . be replaced . 4 . Install belt through stationary idler and TO ADJUST BRAKE clutching idler . 1 . Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way 5 . Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves down and engage parking brake . and inside all belt guides and keepers . 2 . Measure distance between brake oper - 6 . Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL ating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . MOWER " in this section of manual ) . 3 . If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen jam nut and turn nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten jam nut against nut " A ' . 4 . Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in " transmission engaged " position . 5 . Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is neces - sary . Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 25
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT EnginePulley Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor . See " PURGE TRANSMISSION " in ClutchingIdler _ _ I the Operation section of this manual . TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - MENT If steering wheel crossbars are not Keeper 11 _ i : " _ horizontal ( left to right ) when wheels are positioned straight forward , remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal . Tighten securely . FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAM BER The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor . If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe - in or TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LE - camber , contact a Sears or other qualified VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT service center . The motion control lever has been preset TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS at the factory and adjustment should not 1 . Block up axle securely . be necessary . 2 . Remove axle cover , retaining ring and 1 . Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the washers to allow wheel removal ( rear right rear wheel , and lightly tighten . wheels have a square key - Do not lose ) . 2 . Start engine and move motion con - trol lever until tractor does not move 3 . Repair tire and reassemble . forward or backward . NOTE : On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle . Insert square key . 3 . Hold motion control lever in that posi - 4 . Replace washers and snap retaining tion and turn engine off . ring securely in axle groove . 4 . While holding motion control lever in 5 . Replace axle cover . place , loosen the adjustment bolt . 5 . Move motion control lever to the neutral NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , purchase and ( N ) ( lock gate ) position . use tire sealant from Sears . Tire sealant 6 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . NOTE : If additional clearance is needed also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion . to get to adjustment bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position . Washers After above adjustment is made , if the Retaining Ring tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral Axle Cover position , follow these steps : 1 . Loosen the adjustment bolt . 2 . Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 inch in the direction it is trying to Square eKeyel creep . ( Rear Wh Only ) - 11 _ 3 . Tighten adjustment bolt securely . TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT - 4 . Start engine and test . TERY 5 . If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satisfied . _ , WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - Motion Control erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , flame Lever Lock and smoking materials away from bat - . . . . . . . . Gate teries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BAT - TERY " in the MAINTENANCE section of Adjustment Bolt this manual ) . 26
If " jumpercables " are usedfor emergency starting , followthis procedure : IMPORTANT : Yourtractor is etequippedcleuses . with a 12voltsystem.The othervehiohicl must also be a 12voltsystem.Do vne yourtractor batteryto start other TOATTACHJUMPERCABLES - 1 . Connectone end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ( + ) terminalof eachrt Terminal battery ( A - B ) , taking care notto sho Keps againsttractorchassis . Nut _ Hex Bolt 2 . Connectone end of the BLACKcable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully chargedbattery . 3 . Connectthe otherend of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassisground , awayfrom fuel tankand battery . Positive ( Red ) Cable Negative ( Black ) Cable TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB ORDER - 1 . Raise hood . 1 . BLACK cable first from chassis and 2 . Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the then from the fully charged battery . backside of the grill . 2 . RED cable last from both batteries . 3 . Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . 4 . Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . 02614 â¢ Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . Weak or Dead Battery Fully Charged Battery TO REPLACE FUSE REPLACING BATTERY Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located _ WARNING : Do not short battery behind the dash . terminals by allowing a wrench or any TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL AS - other object to contact both terminals at SEMBLY the same time . Before connecting battery , remove metal bracelets , wristwatch bands , 1 . Raise hood . rings , etc . 2 . Unsnap headlight wire connector . Positive terminal must be connected 3 . Stand in front of tractor . Grasp hood at first to prevent sparking from accidental sides , tilt toward engine and lift off of grounding . tractor . 1 . Lift seat pan to raised position . 4 . When replacing hood , be sure to re - 2 . Disconnect BLACK battery cable first connect the headlight wire connector . then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . \ 3 . Install new battery with terminals in Hood same position as old battery . 4 . First connect RED battery cable to \ positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and \ keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Slide terminal cover over terminal 5 . Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) terminal with remaining hex _ x Headn'iegc _ trVVire bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . 27
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 - ( See " TO ADJUST The throttle control has been preset at the THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE " in this factory and adjustment should not be nec - section of the manual . ) essary . Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable . If adjust - 1 . Start engine and allow to warm for five ment is necessary , proceed as follows : minutes . Make final adjustments with 1 . With engine not running , move throttle engine running and shift / motion control control lever from slow to choke posi - lever in neutral ( N ) position . tion . Slowly move lever from choke to 2 . Move throttle control lever to slow posi - fast position . tion . With finger , rotate and hold throttle 2 . Check that holes " A " in governor lever against idle speed screw . Turn control lever and hole in governor plate idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM . line - up . If holes " A " are not aligned , 3 . While still holding throttle lever against loosen clamp screw and move throttle idle speed screw , turn idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counter - cable until holes are aligned . Tighten clamp screw securely . clockwise until engine runs rough . Turn valve to a point midway between those Governor Control Lever Governor Control Plate two positions . Release throttle lever . ( / ACCELERATION TEST - 4 . Move throttle control lever from slow 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 " A " Clamp Screw Cable engine accelerates smoothly . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do TO ADJUST CARBURETOR not adjust or damage may result . NOTE : The carburetor on this engine is IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the low emission . It is equipped with an idle engine governor , which is factory set fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap , for proper engine speed . Overspeeding which allows some adjustment within the the engine above the factory high speed limits allowed by the cap . Do not attempt setting can be dangerous . If you think the to remove the limiter cap . The limiter cap engine - governed high speed needs adjust - cannot be removed without breaking the ing , contact a Sears or other qualified ser - adjusting needle . vice center , which has proper equipment The carburetor has been preset at the and experience to make any necessary factory and adjustment should not be adjustments . necessary . However , minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differ - Idle Speed ences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows : In general , turning idle mixture valve in Lever ( clockwise ) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mix - ture . Turning the idle mixture valve out Idle Mixture ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply Valve with of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air Limiter mixture . 28
Immediately prepare your tractor for stor - hose , or tank during storage . Also , alcohol age at the end of the season or if the trac - blended fuels ( called gasohol or using tor will not be used for 30 days or more . ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of _ ICAUTION : Never store the tractor acids during storage . Acidic gas can dam - with gasoline in the tank inside a building age the fuel system of an engine while in where fumes may reach an open flame storage . or spark . Allow the engine to cool before â¢ Empty the fuel tank by starting the en - storing in any enclosure . gine and letting it run until the fuel lines TRACTOR and carburetor are empty . Remove mower from tractor for winter â¢ Never use engine or carburetor cleaner storage . When mower is to be stored for a products in the fuel tank or permanent period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove damage may occur . â¢ Use fresh fuel next season . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable 1 . Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " alternative in minimizing the formation of in the Maintenance section of this fuel gum deposits during storage . Add manual ) . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor - 2 . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary age container . Always follow the mix ratio ( See belt replacement instructions in found on stabilizer container . Run engine the Service and Adjustments section of at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the car - this manual ) . 3 . Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance buretor . Do not empty the gas tank and section of this manual . carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 4 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws ENGINE OIL are securely fastened . Inspect moving Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace parts for damage , breakage and wear . with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in Replace if necessary . the Maintenance section of this manual ) . 5 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint CYLINDER ( S ) surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . 1 . Remove spark plug ( s ) . BATTERY 2 . Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . â¢ Fully charge the battery for storage . 3 . Turn ignition key to " START " position â¢ After a period of time in storage , battery for a few seconds to distribute oil . may require recharging . 4 . Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . â¢ To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , OTHER battery cables should be disconnected â¢ Do not store gasoline from one season and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO to another . CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in â¢ Replace your gasoline can if your can the Maintenance section of this manual ) . starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your â¢ After cleaning , leave cables discon - gasoline will cause problems . nected and place cables where they â¢ If possible , store your tractor indoors cannot come in contact with battery and cover it to give protection from dust terminals . and dirt . â¢ If battery is removed from tractor for â¢ Cover your tractor with a suitable pro - storage , do not store battery directly on tective cover that does not retain mois - concrete or damp surfaces . ture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot ENGINE breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : Never cover tractor while IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent engine and exhaust areas are still warm . gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor , fuel 29
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . Operation section . 3 . Wait several minutes before 3 . Engine flooded . attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 10 . Contact a Sears or other 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 8 . Contact a Sears or other 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Engine will not 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . turn over 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Contact a Sears or other 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . qualified service center . Engine clicks but 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . will not start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce fast . speed . 2 . Throttle in " CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 . Clean underside of mower 3 . Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 30
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change ( cont . ) spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carbure - tor , refill tank with fresh gas - oline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service and Adjustments section . 15 . Contact a Sears or other 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . qualified service center . Excessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade vibration bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . . Engine dies when Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . Engine continues 1 . Faulty operator - safety 1 . Check wiring , switches and to run when presence control system . connections . If not corrected , contact a Sears or other operator leaves seat with qualified service center . attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . 3 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 5 . 5 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent from build - up of grass , leaves , open vent holes . and trash around mandrels . 31
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART : See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Mower blades will 1 . Obstruction in clutch 1 . Remove obstruction . not rotate mechanism . 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive 2 . Replace mower drive belt . belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Contact a Sears or other qualified service center . 1 . Place throttle control in Poor grass 1 . Engine speed too slow . discharge " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . Poor grass 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before discharge mowing . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . ( continued ) 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . . 7 . Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 . 11 . Clean around mandrels to Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass , open vent holes . leaves , and trash around mandrels . Headlight ( s ) not 1 . Light switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn light switch " ON " . working 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . ( if so equipped ) 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean al / connections . charge 3 . Faulty regulator 3 . Replace regulator . ( if so equipped ) . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in 1 . Place freewheel control in " disengaged " position . " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , 2 . Replace motion drive belt . damaged , or broken . 3 . Air trapped in transmission 3 . Purge transmission . during shipment or servicing . . . Move throttle control Engine " backfires " Engine throttle control not set when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine " OFF " ( fast ) position before stopping ( fast ) position before engine . stopping engine . 32
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 SCHEMATIC 02831 193372 BATTERY o11111 , o SOLENOID STARTER 4 BLACK GRAY 4 _ IGNITION s _ ( _ _ ARGKAPPLUGS UNIT ( 2 PLUGS _ @ ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) I FUEL I ( OPTIONAL ) I LINE I i I BLUE CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AC MIN . @ 3600 RPM 3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM ( CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED ) FUEL SHUT - OFF _ / _ Z / RED SOLENOID _ rr I , LIGHTING SYSTEM O _ _ ' _ J _ j _ l I / / I 5 AMPAC @ 3600 RPM DIODE i ALTERNATOR | l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . r . _ g , LJLjLjL _ _ - - J . = LIGHT SWITCH = _ 1 _ 14 VOLTS AC MIN . @ 3600 RPM ( LIGHTS OFF ) â¢ O J HEADLIGHTS NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE 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 WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS _ UN / OVERRIDE B + A1 UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACEDIRING . SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTSIGHTEST . RUN B + A1 L + A2 TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W WILL BECOME THEIR BR START 3 + S + A1 02831 33
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 ELECTRICAL / \ i i 4 I 24 41 _ - 26 i / 25 \ \ \ \ ! : 6 I I I / 16 ' I / : / . . . . _ . " . . . . . . . . . - x \ \ \ 34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 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 193149 Cable Battery 26 175158 Fuse 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Unc 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 " black 29 192749 Switch Seat DP wlramps 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 unc x 1 / 2 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 48 140844 Adapter Ammeter 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Terminal 92 193465 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch 93 192540 Screw Plastic 10 - 14 x 2.0 94 191834 Module Reverse ROS NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275760 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 259 260 258 212 39 278 31 @ / 5 @ / 5 208 209 208 / 209 60 _ 37 2 _ 208 74 206 209 chassis - Laser - It . stir 33 36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 174619 Chassis 2 176554 Drawbar 3 17060612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 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 , and 260 ) 30 187845X012 Fend / Ftrest 31 139976 Bracket , Fender Support 37 17490508 ScrewThdrol 5t16 - 18 x 1 / 2 38 175710 Pivot Bracket Assembly , Rear 39 174714 Bracket Pivot Laser Lt 60 72140606 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 uric x 1 64 154798 Dash Lower STLT 74 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 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 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1t2 209 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 212 184248 Insert Lens Reflective 258 184245X599 Lens Laser RH 259 184246X599 Lens Laser LH 260 184250X428 Cover Lens Laser 261 184258X428 Insert Grille Laser 278 191611 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex - - 5479J Plug , Button - - 187801 Plug Plastic Dome NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 GROUND DRIVE 116 151 51 35 _ 39 32 62 36 16 3 _ 52 52 37 36 35 95 I 30 29 i 252 \ . _ 22 55 19 25 78 / 74 75 drive - hydro . stlt 53 38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 70 134683 Keeper Belt Engine ( See Breakdown ) 74 137057 Spacer 8 192502 Rod Shift Fender Adjust 75 121749X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 10 STD561210 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 76 STD581075 E - Ring 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 77 123583X Key , Square 15 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 16 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins . 5 / 16 - 18 unc 81 178139 Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 19 STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 82 165711 Spring Torsion 21 130564 Knob 83 19171216 Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . Nut Lock Center 1 / 4 - 28 FNTHD 22 178141 Rod , Brake 85 150360 24 73350600 Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 unc 89 192387X428 Console , Shift 25 106888X Spring , Brake Rod 95 178134 Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH 27 STD561210 Pin Cotter 118 x 3 / 4 CAD . 112 19091210 Washer 9t32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod , Parking Brake 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 29 71673 Cap , Parking Brake 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 318 - 16 30 169592 Bracket , Transaxle 150 175456 Spacer Retainer 32 74760512 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 151 19133210 Washer 13132 x 2 x 10 Ga . Washer Srrted 5116 ID x 1.125 34 175578 Shaft , Foot Pedal 156 166002 35 120183X Bearing , Nylon 158 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 36 19211616 Washer 159 183900 Hub Shift 37 1572H Pin , Roll 161 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc 38 179114 Pulley , Composite 162 73680400 39 72110622 Bolt Rdhd 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 2 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 163 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 uncx 1 Gr . 5 Bracket Pivot Lever 41 175556 Keeper , Belt Idler 165 165623 47 127783 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 166 17490510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5t8 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 561 48 154407 Bellcrank , Clutch 168 165492 49 123205X Retainer , Belt 169 165580 Plate Fastening 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr 5 197 169613 Nyliner Snap - In 5t8 " 1D 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 318 - 16 unc 198 169593 Washer Nyl 7t8 ID x . 105 " Hyd Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 52 STD541431 Nut , Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 202 72110614 53 105710X Link , Clutch 212 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock 55 105709X Spring , Return , Clutch 245 178122 Strap Torque Lh LTH2000 56 17060620 Screw 3t8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 246 178121 Strap Torque Rh LTH2000 57 178138 V - Belt 247 181462 Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000 59 169691 Keeper , Center Span 250 17060612 Screw 3t8 - 16 x . 75 61 17120614 Screw 318 - 16 x . 875 251 17060516 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 62 8883R Cover , Pedal 252 19131616 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 63 175410 Pulley , Engine 263 17000612 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 x 4 Gr . 5 65 STD551143 Washer 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 69 142432 Screw Hex Wsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 - 1 / 2 unc 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275760 STEERING ASSEMBLY t j I _ , _ 34 . . . . . . . . . . m _ . . . . . . . / . / L 37 i _ D _ _ - _ - 36 88 J " / 67 68 67 t 29 67 13 65 68 26 _ 43 82 4O / / 2 / / 15 15 / 10 30 \ . \ \ _ steering pl , lt 57 40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 186780 Steering Wheel 2 184706 Axle Assembly Cast Iron 3 169840 Spindle Assembly , L . H . 4 169839 Spindle Assembly , R . H . 5 6266H Bearing , Race , Thrust , Hardened 6 121748X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 5t8 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 Split Hvy Hlcl Spr . 5 / 16 36 155099 Bushing , Steering 37 152927 Screw 38 186781 insert , Steering Wheel 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 x 2 - 3 / 8 12 Ga . 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 318 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor , Steering Wheel 42 145054X428 Boot , Steering Shaft 43 121749X Washer 25t32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 44 190752 Extension Shaft Steering 46 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 . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x . 14 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 175553 Clip Steering 95 188967 Washer Hardened 97 74780564 Bolt 5116 - 18 unc x 4 Gr . 5 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275760 ENGINE 2 72 62 1 / 13 4 I 38 33 31 33 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . lcy ! 48 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 37 137040 Line , Fuel 170545X505 Control , Throttle / Choke 38 181654 Plug Drain Oil Easy 17720408 Screw , Hex Head , Thread 44 17670412 Screw , Hex Washer Head , Cutting 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Thd . , Roll . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Engine , Briggs Model 31P777 - 45 17000612 Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 0299 - E1 ( See Breakdown ) 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 4 137352 Muffler 62 10010500 13 165291 Gasket Washer Split 72 71070512 14 Screw Hex Head Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 148456 Tube Drain Oil Easy 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 23 169837 Shield Brn / Dbr Guard 81 73510400 29 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 137180 Arrestor , Spark 31 185534 Tank , Fuel 32 140527 Cap Assembly , Fuel Sears , Vented NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 33 123487X Clamp , Hose 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 SEAT ASSEMBLY 5 / / 12 seat _ It . knob _ 9 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 188716 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 114 - 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 16 121250X Clip Push In Hinged 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 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc - 2A Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 22 STD541431 Nut Hex Lock w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 24 19171912 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 10 180186 Pan Pnt Seat ( blk ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 11 166369 Knob Seat Adj Wingnut 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 DECALS lO 2o 11 15 \ 13 13 12 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 193307 14 160396 Decal Oper . instr . Decal , V - Belt Schematic 2 193563 Decal 15 179128 Decal , Deck B 42 " Replacement 3 186280 Decal 20 149516 Hood , R . H . Decal Battery Dngr / Psn Eng 4 186281 Decal Hood , L . H . - - 138311 Decal , Lift Handle 5 138047 Decal - - 178392 Battery Decal , Chassis Disconnect 6 133644 Decal Customer Maintenance - - 184310X428 Pad , Footrest LH STLT 7 191777 Decal - - 184311X428 HP Engine Pad , Footrest RH STLT 8 172331 Decal Mower Srs - - 194158 Manual , Owner's , English 9 186282 Decal - - 194159 Fender , Craftsman Manual , Owner's , Spanish 10 156439 Decal Fender Danger 11 186283 Decal Panel Side 12 146046 Decal V - Belt Drive Schematic 13 191551 Decal Chassis KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap Value Tire 1 _ - - * e 2 65139 Stem Value 5,8 3 106222X Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service 4,10 4 59904 Tube Inner Front # 35060 7 5 106732X624 Rim Asm 6 " front White Service 6 278H Fitting Grease 3,9 7 9040H Bearing Flange 8 106108X624 Rim Asm 8 " rear White Service 11 9 138468 Tire R Ts 20 x 8 - 8 Service 10 7152J Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service 11 104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm wheel 1 44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 LIFT ASSEMBLY 7 3 13 2 4 6 5 13 19 13 â¢ 718 20 20 / " _ 161 32 19 15 13 . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 31 _ 32 lift - rh = l piece3 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159460 Washer Asm Inner Spring Wi 13 STD624008 Retainer Spring 15 173288 Link Front Plunger 2 159471 Shaft Asm . Lift 16 73350800 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 unc 3 105767X Pin Groove 17 175689 Trunnion BIk Zinc 4 12000002 18 73800800 Nut Lock w / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 unc E Ring # 5133 - 62 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 19 139868 Arm Suspension Mower 6 120183X Bearing Nylong 20 163552 Retainer Spring 7 125631X Grip Handle Fluted 31 169865 Bearing , Pvt . Lift 8 122365X 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 Button Plunger Read 11 139865 Link Asm Lift L . H . NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 139866 Link Asm Lift R . H . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275760 MOWER DECK 67 68 158 185 _ - 36 143 144 , / 45 159 _ " _ C _ - 150 46 2 55i ' " 142 ! 147 30 21 113 1 23 24 _ 116 25 26 117 119 118 " _ 28 27 29 18 5 6 1 / 21 119 42 D man - t - path stlt 3 113 46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 165892 Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 48 133944 Washer , Hardened 2 STD533107 Bolt 52 139888 Bolt , Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 3 138017 Bracket Assembly , Sway Bar , 53 184907 Arm Assembly , Pad , Brake Front 54 178515 Washer , Hardened 4 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38 / 42 " Deck 55 155046 Arm , idler 5 STD624008 Retainer Spring 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer 6 178024 Bar Sway Deck 59 141043 Guard , TUV idler Knob Custom Oval 8 850857 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 67 184939 9 STD551137 Washer , Lock 68 144959 V - Belt Nut 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 92 STD541437 ( The following baldes are availa - 111 179292 Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh ble ) 112 179293 Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh 11 138971 Blade , 42 " Hi - Lift 113 17060510 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 unc Bolt Shoulder ( For bagging or discharging ) 116 4898H - - 134149 Blade , 42 " Mulching Std 117 188606 Wheel Gauge Nut Centerlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc ( For mulching mowers only ) 118 73930600 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 4 Ga . - - 139775 Blade , 42 " Mulching Premium 119 19121414 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . ( For better wear when mulching ) 129 19131312 13 137645 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 130 STD523710 Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 14 128774 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 131 STD533710 Bolt , Rdhd Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc xl 15 110485X Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 142 165890 Arm Spring Brake Mower 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 143 157109 Bracket Arm idler 42 " 18 72140505 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 144 158634 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 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 Washer 9t32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 150 19091210 26 110452X Nut , Push 152 169676 Cable Clutch 42 In 27 130968X428 Shield , Deflector 158 17720408 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 159 72140614 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 Washer 13 / 13 x7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 29 131491 Rod , Hinge 184 19131410 30 173984 Screw Thdrol Washer Head 185 188234 Head Asm Cable Clutch 31 187690 Washer , Spacer - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( includes 32 153535 Pulley , Mandrel Housing , Shaft and Shaft 33 178342 Nut , Toplock , Flanged Hardware Only - Pulley Not 34 STD533717 Bolt included ) 36 131494 Pulley , idler , Flat - - 171491 Replacement Mower , Complete 40 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc ( Std . Deck - Order separately 44 140088 Guard , Mandrel , L . H . gauge wheel components key 45 STD624003 Retainer nos . 116 - 119 ) . 46 137729 Screw , Thd . Roll 1 / 4 - 20 x 5t8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 79 # t 42A 1 _ 150 _ _ _ - - _ _ _ / _ 14 - 47 1i5 87 _ _ 15 lo8 _ ) _ , , . , _ _ , , 81 , _ 29 _ 56 5 _ ( _ , 31 _ 108 1 , _ 78 _ _ _ _ , _ _ 127 4 _ 87 / 200 48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 70 786196 Spacer . 625.765 1 772151 Cover L . H . 79 792201 Spring 3 770135 Case 85 792154 Oil Fill Plug 5 776355 Counter Shaft 87 788088A Oil Seal 3 / 4 " 6 778263 Spur Gear 11T 99 792141 Washer . 3771D . 058W 9 786197 Neutral Sleeve ( . 572 ) 100 792200 Snubber Washer 13 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 14 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 101 792199 Snubber Spring . 471D 14 778368 Bevel Gear ( Incl . 13 ) ( 13 Teeth ) 102 792184 Washer . 4371D . 078W 15 778373 Ring Gear ( 54 Teeth ) 103 792193 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28 x . 490 17 786139 Drive Pin 104 792198 Nut , 3 / 8 - 24 22 792194 Spring 105 780096 Washer . 625 ID . 057W 23 792195 Washer . 750 ID 106 786162 Sleeve Assembly 25 792073A Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " 107 792046 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " 26 792125 Retaining Ring 109 788104 " O " Ring 28 792035 Retaining Ring 113 786199 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 157 ) 29 780065 Washer . 627 ID . 091W 114 786200 Sleeve Ass'y ( Incl . 87 ) 31 780189 Washer . 563 ID . 062W 115 786198 Sleeve Assembly ( Incl . 87 ) 36 790071 Brake Disk 127 784384 Shift Lever Ass'y ( Incl . 109 ) 37 790007 Brake Pad Plate 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon 38 799021 Brake Pad 157 788102 Oil Seal 9 / 16 " 1D 40 792204 Roll Pin . 25 180 730229 BOil Spec . ( 80W90 ) 41 790102 Brake Lever 182 788103 Grommet 42 792202 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 183 792118 Relief Valve 42A 792203 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 184 792196 Hose Barb 43 792171 Screw , 10 - 24 x . 500 185 798050 Tubing 1 / 2 x 5 44A 790100 Inside Brake ( Mach ) 190 792150 Washer 44B 790099 Outside Brake ( Casting ) 191 792151 Nut 7 / 16 - 20 45 790101 Actuator Rod 200 794787 Differential ( Gear Reduction 47 774869 Axle 16.812 Drive ) 48 774688 Axle 11.625 203 798044 Pulley & Hub Ass'y 49 778378 Spur Gear 18T 206 798055 Disconnect Lever 56 778379 Spur Gear 81T 207 798053 Mounting Plate 65 780195 Washer . 7501D . 062W 208 798040 Fan 67 776440 Brakeshaft 209 798054 Control Lever 210 794788 Hydro Module LH Fender Con - trol 49
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 27 _ 2 _ 552q _ 691 @ 718 4 [ _ , _ J ) _ 0350 43 , _ 684 _ , 11 _ I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL I 307 _ 1264 1 11329REPLACEMENTENGINEI 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 8684 _ ) 24 146o _ 3 ( _ 12 7 _ 1270 9430 741 _ 20 @ 617 0 51 _ 691 ( _ 12661022 _ / _ _ _ 759 _ 524 _ 8420 \ _ 41 I 1019 LABEL KIT I I 10 _ 8 OwNER's MANOAL ] 12 I 1036EMISSIOLNABELI 15 _ 750 & 200 89 1027 50
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 617 0 1022 238 @ 868 _ 35 13 _ 1022 6170 525 616 1022 404 # 914 614 _ 643 1267 968 1070 729 697 _ 1051 & 1005 1044 _ 1040 363 # 3o5 _ 51
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,275760 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 31P777 , TYPE NUMBER 0299 - E1 108 51 105A I 127A 1270 276A @ 947A 1127 NIKKIJ B 118 1266A O I 9771 _ ARBURETOR GASKET SET 527 _ 5 1370276 @ 12660 121A CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 51 % _ 6170 231 _ 987L _ 104 _ ' 1270 96A e 634A _ 1266 _ 106 _ 1370 104A _ 127AO 276 @ 0 93 ' _ 634 _ 1266 106 [ _ 142 105A _ _ 987A _ 1266AO 95 e ' 117 _ 61701266A _ O # 52
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275760 BRIGGS & STRATTON 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 Side ) 108 690464 Valve - Choke ( Manual Choke ) 3 391086 â¢ Seal - Oil ( Magneto Side ) 108A 695419 Valve - Choke ( Nikki ) 4 697188 Sump - Engine 117 694352 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) 5 698147 Head - Cylinder 117A 699457 O Jet - Main ( Standard ) ( Nikki ) 7 699168 , + Gasket - Cylinder Head 118 697228 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) 9 697109 â¢ Gasket - Breather 118A 699458 Jet - Main ( High Altitude ) ( Nikki ) 11 697113 Tube - Breather 121 697241 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul 12 697110 â¢ Gasket - Crankcase 121A 699521 Kit - Carburetor Overhaul ( Nikki ) 13 690360 Screw ( Cylinder Head ) 125 698445 Carburetor 15 690946 Plug - Oil Drain 125A Carburetor ( For Complete 16 697127 Crankshaft Carburetor , 20 690947 Â° Seal - Oil ( PTO Side ) Service with 698445 ) 22 692125 Screw ( Crankcase CoveriSump ) 127 695005 Plug - Welch 23 693557 Flywheel 127A 690727 O Plug - Welch ( Nikki ) 24 222698 Key - Flywheel 130 691750 Valve - Th rottle 25 699052 Piston Assembly ( Standard ) 130A 699500 Valve - Throttle ( Nikki ) - - 699054 Piston Assembly ( . 020 " Oversize ) 131 494379 Kit - Throttle Shaft 26 699051 Ring Set ( Standard ) 131A 699501 Kit - Throttle Shaft ( Nikki ) - - 697559 Ring Set ( . 020 " Oversize ) 133 494381 Float - Carburetor 27 698469 Lock - Piston Pin 133A 694914 Float - Carburetor ( Nikki ) 28 697099 Pin - Piston 135 698780 Tube - Fuel Transfer 29 697126 Rod - Connecting ( Standard ) 137 281165 O : 1 : Gasket - Float Bowl - - 697263 Rod - Connecting ( . 020 " Undersize ) 137A 698781 O Gasket - Float Bowl ( Nikki ) 32 692852 Screw ( Connecting Rod ) 141 495097 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Manual Choke ) 33 695760 Valve - Exhaust 141A 698778 Kit - Choke Shaft ( Nikki ) 34 695761 Valve - Intake 142 697140 O Nozzle - Carburetor 35 691279 Spring - Valve ( intake ) 146 691639 Key - Timing 36 691279 Spring - Valve ( Exhaust ) 187 699331 Line - Fuel 37 697352 Guard - Flywheel 188 691693 Screw ( Control Bracket ) 40 690964 Retainer - Valve 192 691986 Adjuster - Rocker Arm 43 691968 Slinger - Governor / Oil 202 691841 Link - Mechanical Governor 45 690564 Tappet - Valve 209 692208 Spring - Governor 46 698492 Camshaft 216 691840 Link - Choke 48 697762 Short Block 222 694042 Bracket - Control 50 690193 Manifold - Intake 227 691374 Lever - Governor Control 51 692137 , O _ + Gasket - Intake 232 691842 Spring - Governor 53 690227 Stud ( Carburetor ) 238 691843 Cap - Valve 54 691148 Screw ( Intake Manifold ) 240 394358 Filter - Fuel 73 697133 Screen - Rotating 265 691024 Clamp - Casing 74 697897 Screw ( Rotating Screen ) 267 695134 Screw ( Casing Clamp ) 78 691003 Screw ( Flywheel Guard ) 276 692255 O : 1 : Washer - Sealing 89 690283 Plug - Oil 276A 695410 Washer - Sealing 93 690602 O Bushing - Throttle Shaft 304 699828 Housing - Blower 94 498030 Kit - Idle Mixture 305 697102 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 94A 695425 Kit - Idle Mixture ( Nikki ) 305A 697103 Screw ( Blower Housing ) 95 691636 Screw ( Throttle Valve ) 306 697107 Shield - Cylinder 95A 690718 O Screw ( Throttle Valve ( Nikki ) 307 691003 Screw ( Cylinder Shield ) 98 495800 Kit - Idle Speed 309 693551 Motor - Starter 98A 695408 Kit - Idle Speed ( Nikki ) 104 690525 O Pin - Float Hinge Included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 104A 694918 O Pin - Float Hinge ( Nikki ) O Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 105 231855 O Valve - Float Needle 121 105A 696136 O Valve - Float Needle ( Nikki ) : l : Included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 977 + 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 917.275760 BRIGGS & STRATTON 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 SpringtSeal 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 Cover ) 1119 691183 Screw ( Alternator ) 691 692407 â¢ Seal - Governor Shaft 1127 695407 Screw - Float Bowl 692 690572 Spring - Detent 1263 697124 Reed - Breather 697 690372 Screw ( Drive Cap ) 1264 697104 Screw ( Breather Reed ) 718 690959 Pin - Locating 1266 691917 Â° 0 SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 729 691224 Clip - Wire 1266A 697123 O SeaI - O Ring ( intake Elbow ) 741 697128 Gear - Timing 1267 697424 Latch - Blower Housing 750 691033 Screw ( Oil Pump Cover ) 1270 697156 Plug - AVS Counterweight 757 697607 Link - Counterweight 1329 31Q777 - 0036 Replacement Engine 758 697134 Counterweight 1330 272147 Repair Manual 759 697392 Pin - Counterweight 783 693713 Gear - Pinion included in Engine Gasket Set , Key . No . 358 789 698329 Harness - Wiring O included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit , Key . No . 797 693167 Nut ( Brush Retainer ) 121 801 691283 Cap - Drive : l : included in Carburetor Gasket Set , Key . No . 802 691286 Cap - End 977 803 693757 Housing - Starter + included in Valve Gasket Set , Key . No . 1095 830 691095 Stud ( Rocker Arm ) 842 691031 â¢ SeaI - O Ring ( Dipstick Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 847 697611 Dipstick / Tube Assembly inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 54
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