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Owner's Manual £ RAFTIMRN 3.75 HP 14 INCH TINE WIDTH REAR TINE WITH COUNTER ROTATING TINES - TILLER Model No . 917.293180 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Espa _ ol • Repair Parts CAUTION : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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Manintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 & 19 Product Sprcifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Illustrated Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 & 8 Parts Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TILLER For one ( 1 ) year from date of purchase , when this Craftsman Tiller is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as tines , spark plugs , air cleaners and belts . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including bent crank - shafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions con - tained in the owner's manual . • If this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes , this Warranty applies for only thirty ( 30 ) days from the date of purchase . Warranty service is available by returning the craftsman power mower to the nearest sears service center / department in the united states . This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the united states . This Warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCKAND CO . , D / 817WA , HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL 60179 • Disengage all clutches and shift into IMPORTANT : This cutting machine is neutral before starting the engine capable of amputating hands and feet ( motor ) . and throwing objects . Failure to observe • Do not operate the equipment without the following safety instructions could wearing adequate outer garments . result in serious injury or death . Wear footwear that will improve footing TRAINING on slippery surfaces . • Handle fuel with care ; it is highly • Read the Owner's Manual carefully . Be flammable . thoroughly familiar with the controls and • Use an approved fuel container . the proper use of the equipment . Know • Never add fuel to a running engine or how to stop the unit and disengage the hot engine . controls quickly . • Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme • Never allow children to operate the care . Never fill fuel tank indoors . equipment . Never allow adults to • Replace gasoline cap securely and operate the equipment without proper clean up spilled fuel before restarting . instruction . • Use extension cords and receptacles • Keep the area of operation clear of all as specified by the manufacturer for all persons , particularly small children , and units with electric drive motors or pets . electric starting motors . PREPARATION • Never attempt to make any adjust - ments while the engine ( motor ) is • Thoroughly inspect the area where the running ( except where specifically equipment is to be used and remove all recommended by manufacturer ) . foreign objects . 2
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OPERATION • Keep machine , attachments , and • Do not put hands or feet near or under accessories in safe working rotating parts . condition . • Exercise extreme caution when • Check shear pins , engine mounting operating on or crossing gravel drives , bolts , and other bolts at frequent walks , or roads . Stay alert for hidden intervals for proper tightness to be hazards or traffic . Do not carry passen - sure the equipment is in safe gers . working condition . • After striking a foreign object , stop the • Never store the machine with fuel in engine ( motor ) , remove the wire from the fuel tank inside a building where the spark plug , thoroughly inspect the ignition sources are present , such tiller for any damage , and repair the as hot water and space heaters , damage before restarting and operat - clothes dryers , and the like . Allow ing the tiller . the engine to cool before storing in • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or any enclosure . falling . • Always refer to the operator's guide • If the unit should start to vibrate instructions for important details if abnormally , stop the engine ( motor ) the tiller is to be stored for an and check immediately for the cause . extended period . Vibration is generally a warning of trouble . _ , Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means • Stop the engine ( motor ) when leaving CAUTION ! ! ! BECOME AWARE ! ! ! the operating position . YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . • Take all possible precautions when _ I , CAUTION : Always disconnect spark leaving the machine unattended . plug wire and place wire where it Disengage the tines , shift into neutral , cannot contact spark plug in order to and stop the engine . prevent accidental starting when • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspect - setting up , transporting , adjusting or ing , shut off the engine and make making repairs . certain all moving parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire , and AWARNING " The engine exhuast from this product contains chemicals keep the wire away from the plug to known to the State of California to prevent accidental starting . Disconnect cause cancer , birth defects or other the cord on electric motors . reproductive harm . • Do not run the engine indoors ; exhaust fumes are dangerous . • Never operate the tiller without proper guards , plates , or other safety protec - tive devices in place . • Keep children and pats away . • Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to till too deep at too fast a rate . • Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery surfaces . Look behind and use care when backing . • Never allow bystanders near the unit . • Use only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the tiller . • Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light . • Be careful when tilling in hard ground . The tines may catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward . If this occurs , let go of the handlebars and do not restrain the machine . 3
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GASOLINE 2 QTS • Read and observe the safety rules . CAPACITY : UNLEADED • Follow a regular schedule in REGULAR maintaining , caring for and using your tiller . OIL ( API - SF / SG / SH ) : SAE 30 • Follow the instructions under the CAPACITY : 20 OZ . ) ( ABOVE 32 ° F ) " Maintenance " and " Storage " SAE 5W - 30 sections of this Owner's Manual . ( BELOW 32 ° F ) AWARNING " This unit is equipped SPARK PLUG : CHAMPION with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near ( GAP : . 030 " ) RJ19LM OR J 19LM any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass covered land Congratulations on your purchase of a unless the engine's exhaust system is Sears Tiller . It has been designed , equipped with a spark arrester engineered and manufactured to give you meeting applicable local or state laws the best possible dependability and ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it performance . should be maintained in effective Should you experience any problems you working order by the operator . cannot easily remedy , please contact In the state of California the above is your nearest authorized Sears Service required by law ( Section 4442 of the Center / Department . We have competent , California Public Resources Code ) . well - trained technicians and the proper Other states may have similar laws . tools to service or repair this unit . Federal laws apply on federal lands . Please read and retain this manual . The See your Sears Authorized Service instructions will enable you to assemble Center for spark arrester . Refer to the and maintain your tiller properly . Always Repair Parts section of this manual for observe the " SAFETY RULES " . part number . Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased . They are also available at most Sears Retail outlets and Service Centers . Most Sears Stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your tiller . ENGINE TILLER PERFORMANCE TILLER MAINTENANCE BELT TINES SHEAR PIN HAIRPIN CLIP 4
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Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . FRONT TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes are listed . ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Wire cutter RIGHT ( 1 ) Tire pressure guage LEFT ( 1 ) Screwdriver ( 1 ) Pair of pliers ( 1 ) 9 / 16 Wrench OPERATOR'S POSITION When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( standing behind tiller handles ) . OPERATOR'S POSITION CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK I ( 1 ) Hairpin Clips ( 3 ) Fin Hex Bolts G 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 Gr . 5 ( 1 ) CrownLocknut 3 / 8 - 16 UNC ( 1 ) Flat Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 11 Ga . t ( 1 ) Cable Clip / llllll / / ° L ( 2 ) Shear Pins & Clips ( 2 ) Handle Locks 5
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UNPACKING CARTON _ . CAUTION : Be careful of exposed . . . . _ : . : . ' ! i : . / Handle Assembly staples when handling or disposing of cartoning material . _ " : : : ; _ " " , JP " Position IMPORTANT : When unpacking and bo _ t _ : : : : _ : : : = Tightenhex assembling tiller , be careful not to stretch hold or kink cables . LoosenHex Bol _ • While holding handle assembly , cut cable ties securing handle assembly to to Move / f _ . * _ top frame . Let handle assembly rest on tiller . • Remove top frame of carton . • Slowly ease handle assembly up and Insert second hex bolt in front part of place on top of carton . plate and tighten . • Cut down right hand front and right Cut down remaining corners of carton hand rear corners of carton , lay side and lay panels flat . carton wall down . Lower the handle assembly . Tighten • Remove packing material lrom handle nut on hex bolt so handle moves with assembly . some resistance . This will allow for • Separate shift rod from handle assem - easier adjustment . bly . Place flat washer on threaded end of hex bolt . Insert hex bolt through handle base and gearcase . Screw in hex bolt just enough to hold bolt in place . Insert second handle lock ( with teeth inward ) in the slot of the handle base . Assembly Raise handle assembly to highest position and securely tighten remaining hex bolt . Leaving handle assembly in INSTALL HANDLE highest position will make it easier to • Insert one handle lock ( with teeth connect shift rod . facing outward ) in gearcase notch . Handle Lock ( Apply grease on smooth side of handle lock to aid in keeping lock in place until handle assembly is lowered into position . ) Slot . . _ Flat VIEWED FROM R . H . SIDE OF TILLER Washer Rear Hex Belt _ / \ Gearcase Notch Handle Lock Hex Bolt Locknut / _ Handle Base • Grasp handle assembly . Hold in " up " position . Be sure handle lock remains in gearcase notch . Slide handle assembly into position . • Rotate handle assembly down . Insert rear hex bolt first , with head of bolt on L . H . side of tiller and loosely assemble Iocknut . 6
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INSERT CABLE CLIP REMOVE TILLER FROM CRATE • Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the • Adjust handle assemby to lowest back of handle column . Push cable position . Be sure hex bolt is tightened into clip . securely . • Make sure shift lever indicator is in " N " ( neutral ) position . Handle Column • Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle . Separate cardboard cover from levelin ! shield . • Rotate tiller handle to the right and pull tiller out of carton . CHECK TIRE PRESSURE Cable Clip The tires on your unit were overinflated at CONNECT SHIFT ROD the factory for shipping purposes , Correc • Insert end of shift rod farthest from and equal tire pressure is important for bend into hole of shift lever indicator . best tilling performance . • Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift • Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI . rod to secure with bend of clip on right HANDLE HEIGHT side . • Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operator . ( See " TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT " in the Service and [ J - " _ - AttachthisEndTo shift " _ ' Shift Rod Adjustments section of this manual ) . Lever Indicator Shift Rod Hairpin Clip Shift Lever Indicator 7
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These symbols may appear on your Tiller or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meeting . KNOW YOUR TILLER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TILLER . Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize with the location of various controls and adjustments , Save this manual for future reference . TILLING FORWARD NEUTRAL REVERSE CAUTION ENGINE ENGINE FAST SLOW CHOKE FUEL OIL srop V OR WAANING ON OFF Drive Control Bar Shift Lever Choke Control Throttle Control Shift Lever Indicator Depth Stake Leveling Shield Recoil Starter Handle MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . DRIVE CONTROL BAR - Used to SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmis - engage tines . sion gears . SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR - Shows DEPTH STAKE - Controls depth at which which gear the transmission is in . tilter will dig . LEVELING SHIELD - Levels tilled soil . RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control start the engine , CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting engine speed . a cold engine . 8
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The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tiller and while tilling . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER Shallowest'nlling Know how to operate all controls before ( Cultivating ) " _ " TransportPositior adding fuel and oil or attempting to start engine . STOPPING TINES AND DRIVE Deepest Tilling • Release drive control bar to stop movement . • Move shift lever to " N " ( neutral ) position . Depth Stake ENGINE TILLING • Move throttle control to " STOP " • Release depth stake pin . Pull the position . If equipped with stop switch , depth stake up for increased tilling move switch to " STOP " position . depth . Place depth stake pin in hole of • Never use choke to stop engine . depth stake to lock in position . Drive Control Bar • Place shift lever indicator in ( _ ) till Position Shift Lever position . • Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start tilling movement . Tines and wheels will both turn . • Move throttle control to " FAST " position for deep tilling . To cultivate , throttle Drive Control Bar control can be set at any desired " DISENGAGED " speed , depending on how fast or slow Position you wish to cultivate . IMPORTANT : Always release drive control bar before moving shift lever into TINE OPERATION - WITH WHEEL another position . DRIVE Depth Stake PinPosition • Always release drive control bar before " RELEASED " moving shift lever into another position . \ • Tine movement is achieved by moving shift lever to ( _ ) till position and engaging drive control bar . FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY / TINES STOPPED " Locked " • Release drive control bar and move Position shift lever indicator to " F " ( forward ) position . Engage drive control bar and tiller will move forward . HARD TO SHIFT GEARS • Briefly engage drive control bar and TURNING release or rock tiller forward and • Release the drive control bar . backward until are able to shift gears . • Move throttle control to = SLOW " DEPTH STAKE position . The depth stake can be raised or lowered • Place shift lever indicator in " F " to allow you more versatile tilling and ( forward ) position . Tines will not turn . cultivating , or to more easily transport • Lift handle to raise tines out of ground . your tiller . • Swing the handle in the opposite direction you wish to turn , being careful to keep feet and legs away from tines . 9
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• When you have completed your turn - around , release the drive control bar and lower handle . Place shift lever in Oil Filler till position and move throttle control to Oil Level Plug desired speed . To begin tilling , hold drive control bar against the handle . Oil Drai _ TO TRANSPORT Plug A _ . CAUTION : Before lifting or transporting , ADD GASOLINE allow tiller engine and muffler to cool . • Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , clean , regular Disconnect spark plug wire . Drain unleaded gasoline . ( Use of leaded gasoline from fuel tank . gasoline will increase carbon and lead AROUND THE YARD oxide deposits and reduce valve life . ) • Release the depth stake pin . Move the IMPORTANT : When operating in tem - depth stake down to the top hole for peratures below 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , use fresh , transporting the tiller . Place depth clean , winter grade gasoline to help stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock insure good cold weather starting . in position . This prevents tines from _ I _ WARNING : Experience indicates that scuffing the ground . alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or • Place shift lever indicator in " F " using ethanol or methanol ) can attract ( forward ) position for transporting . moisture which leads to separation and • Hold the drive control bar against the formation of acids during storage . Acidic handle to start tiller movement . Tines gas can damage the fuel system of an will not turn . engine while in storage . To avo ( d engin _ • Move throttle control to desired speed . problems , the fuel system should be AROUND TOWN emptied before storage of 30 days or • Disconnect spark plug wire . longer . Drain the gas tank , start the • Drain fueltank . engine and let it run until the fuel lines • Transport in upright position to prevent and carburetor are empty . Use fresh rue oil leakage . next season . See Storage section of thi : BEFORE STARTING ENGINE manual for additional information . Never IMPORTANT : Be very careful not to allow use engine or carburetor cleaner prod - dirt to enter the engine when checking or ucts in the fuel tank or permanent adding oil or fuel . Use clean oil and fuel damage may occur . and store in approved , clean , covered _ CAUTION : Fill to within 1 / 2 inch of top containers , use clean fill funnels . of fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL for fuel expansion . If gasoline is acciden . tally spilled , move machine away from • The engine in your unit has been area of spill . Avoid creating any source a shipped , from the factory , already filled ignition until gasoline vapors have with SAE 30 summer weight oil . disappeared . • With engine level , clean area around oil Do not overfill . Wipe off any spilled oil or filler plug and remove plug . fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline • Engine oil should be to point of near an open flame . overflowing when engine is level . For approximate capacity see " PRODUCT TO START ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS " on page 4 of this _ I , CAUTION : Keep tine control in " OFF " manual . All oil must meet A . P . I . position when starting engine . Service Classification SF , SG or SH . When starting engine for the first time or i • For cold weather operation you should engine has run out of fuel , it will take change oil for easier starting ( See oil extra pulls of the recoil starter to move viscosity chart in the Maintenance fuel from the tank to the engine . section of this manual ) . • Make sure spark plug wire is properly • To change engine oil , see the Mainte - connected . nance section in this manual . • Place throttle control in " FAST " position . 10
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• Move choke control to full " CHOKE " Tilling is digging into , turning over , and breaking up packed soil before planting position . Grasp recoil starter handle with one hand and grasp tiller handle Loose , unpacked soil helps root growth with other hand . Pull rope out slowly Best tilling depth is 4 " to 6 " . A tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegeta - until engine reaches start of compres - tion . The decomposition of this veg - sion cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder etable matter enriches the soil . De - at this point ) . • Pull recoil starter handle quickly . Do pending on the climate ( rainfall and wind ) , it may be advisable to till the soil not let starter handle snap back against at the end of the growing season to fur - starter . Repeat if necessary . ther condition the soil . • If engine fires but does not start , move choke control to half choke position . You will find tilling much easier if you leave a row untilled between passes . Pull recoil starter handle until engine starts . Then go back between tilled rows . There are two reasons for doing this . • When engine starts , slowly move First , wide turns are much easier to ne - choke control to " RUN " position as gotiate than about - faces . Second , the engine warms up . tiller won't be pulling itself , and you , to - NOTE : A warm engine requires less ward the row next to it . choking to start . Soil conditions are important for proper • Move throttle control to desired running tilling . Tines will not readily penetrate position . dry , hard soil which may contribute to • Allow engine to warm up for a few excessive bounce and difficult handling minutes before engaging tines . of your tiller . Hard soil should be mois - NOTE . " If at a high altitude ( 3000 feet ) or tened before tilling ; however , extremely in cold temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be wet soil will " ball - up " or clump during till - ing . Wait until the soil is less wet in or - adjusted for best engine performance . der to achieve the best results . When See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the tilling in the fall , remove vines and long Service and Adjustments section of this manual . grass to prevent them from wrapping around the tine shaft and slowing your NOTE : If engine does not start , see tilling operation . troubleshooting points . Do not lean on handle . This takes Spark Plug weight off the wheels and reduces trac - tion . To get through a really tough sec - tion of sod or hard ground , apply up - Control ward pressure on handle or lower the depth stake . Control II Recoil Starte _ TILLING HINTS _ : I _ CAUTION : Until you are accustomed to [ / / handling your tiller , start actual field use with throttle in slow position . 11
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CULTIVATING ADJUST WHEELS FOR CULTIVATING Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to prevent them from • Place blocks under right hand side of robbing nourishment and moisture from tiller and remove hairpin clip and clevis the p _ ants . At the same time , breaking up pin from right band wheel . the upper layer of soil crust will help retain • Move wheel outward approximately 1 moisture in the soil . Best digging depth is inch ( 2.5 cm ) until hole in inner wheel 1 " to 3 " ( 2.5 - 7.5 cm ) . Lower the outer hub lines up with inner hole in axle . side shields to protect small plants from • Replace clevis pin and hairpin clip on being buried . inside of wheel and remove blocks . • Cultivate up and down the rows at a • Repeat preceding steps on left hand speed which will allow tines to uproot side . weeds and leave the ground in rough NOTE : In extremely rough conditions an _ condition , promoting no further growth while cultivating , the wheels should be of weeds and grass moved outward on the axle for increased stability . OUTER VIEW OF TIRE O © © 10 O O O OIO ! O Clevis Pin \ O O OIOI O O O OIO © ( TINE SHEAR PINS j The tine assemblies on your tiller are ' n clip secured to the tine shaft with shear pins ( See " TINE REPLACEMENT " in the Service and Adjustments section of this INNER VIEW OF TIRE manual ) . If the tiller is unusually overloaded or jammed , the shear pins are designed to break before internal damage occurs to the transmission . • If shear pin ( s ) break , replace only with those shown in the Repair Parts section of this manual . Clevis Pin 12
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J _ f _ f l _ f _ J _ J PL , . , , o , , ES 7 . . " , S , OOCOMPLE , E I , ZfZ ' l SERV'CEOATES Check Engine 0il Level Change Engine Oil 1 _ 1.2 Oil Pivot Points I1 _ Inspect Spark Arrester / Muffler I _ Inspect Air Screen V ' Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge 1 _ 2 Clean Engine Cylinder Fins if Replace Spark Plug I _ RH Gear Case Grease Fitting ( 1oz . ) I _ 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy road or in high ambient temperatures . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tiller does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , the operator must maintain tiller as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made " * * RH Gear Case periodically to properly maintain your tiller . Grease Fitting All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each Stake Pin season . • Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check tines and belts for wear . A Shield new spark plug and clean air filter Hinges assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer . * Wheel Hub BEFORE EACH USE * Idler Bracket • Check engine oil level . • Check tine operation . • Check for loose fasteners . SAE 30 OR 5W - 30 Motor Oil LUBRICATION * * Refer to Maintenance " ENGINE " Section * * * EP # 1 Grease Keep unit well lubricated ( See " LUBRICA - TION CHART " ) 13
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• Refill engine with oil . See " CHECK _ : _ CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance ENGINE OIL LEVEL " in the Operation section of this manual . ( except carburetor adjustment ) to prevent accidental starting of engine . Prevent fires ! Keep the engine free of grass , leaves , spilled oil , or fuel . Remove fuel from tank before tipping unit for 011Drain maintenance . Clean muffler area of all grass , dirt , and debris . Plug _ Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause burns . Level ENGINE Oil Filler Plug LUBRICATION Use only high quality detergent oil rated AIR CLEANER with API service classification SF , SG or Service air cleaner cartridge every SH . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade twenty - five hours , more often if engine is according to your expected temperature . used in very dusty conditions . SAE VISCOSITY GRADES • Loosen air cleaner screws , one on each side of cover . • Remove air cleaner cover . • Carefully remove air cleaner cartridge . = C - 30 ° - 20 ° 20 " 30 " Be careful . Do not allow dirt or debris to TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE fall into carburetor . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W - • Clean by tapping gently on a flat 30 , 10W - 30 , etc . ) improve starting in cold surface . weather , these multi - viscosity oils will • If very dirty or damaged , replace result in increased oil consumption when cartridge . used above 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) . Check your • Clean and replace cover . Tighten engine oil level more frequently to avoid screws securely . possible engine _ lamage from running low _ , CAUTION " Petroleum solvents , such as on oil . kerosene , are not to be used to clean Change the oil after every 50 hours of cartridge . They may cause deterioration operation or at least once a year if the of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do tiller is not used for 50 hours in one year . not use pressurized air to clean or dry Check the crankcase oil level before cartridge . starting the engine and after each five ( 5 ) hours of continuous use . Add SAE 30 Air Cleaner motor oil or equivalent . Tighten oil filler plug securely each time you check the oil Air Cleaner level . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SF , SG or SH . • Be sure tiller is on level surface . \ • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Use a funnel to prevent oil spill on tiller , and catch oil in a suitable container . COOLING SYSTEM • Remove drain plug . Your engine is air cooled . For proper • Tip tiller forward to drain oil . engine performance and long life keep • After oil has drained completely , your engine clean . replace oil drain plug and tighten • Clean air screen frequently using a securely . stiff - bristled brush . • Remove oil filler plug . Be careful not to • Remove blower housing and clean as allow dirt to enter the engine . necessary . • Keep cylinder fins free of dirt and chaff . 14
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SPARK PLUG Blower Replace spark plugs at the beginning of Housing each tilling season or after every 50 hour _ of use , whichever comes first . Spark pluc type and gap setting are shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " . Screen TRANSMISSION Once a season , lubricate the right hand gear case grease fitting with 1 oz . of EP # 1 grease . MUFFLER CLEANING Do not operate tiller without muffler . Do • Clean engine , wheels , finish , etc . of all not tamper with exhaust system . Dam - foreign matter . aged mufflers or spark arresters could • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free create a fire hazard . Inspect periodically of all gasoline , oil , etc . and replace if necessary . If your engine is • Protect painted surfaces with automo - equipped with a spark arrester screen tive type wax . assembly , remove every 50 hours for We do not recommend using a garden cleaning and inspection . Replace if hose to clean your unit unless the muffler , damaged . air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out . Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life . TIRE CARE _ I _ CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it _ iLCAUTION : When mounting tires , cannot come into contact with plug . unless beads are seated , overinflation TILLER can cause an explosion . • Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure . If TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT tire pressures are not equal , tiller will Select handle height best suited for your pull to one side . tilling conditions . Handle height will be • Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which different when tiller digs into soil . can damage rubber . • First loosen handle hex bolt . TO REMOVE WHEEL • Handle can be positioned at different • Place blocks under transmission to settings between " HIGH " and " LOW " keep tiller from tipping . positions . • Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from • Retighten hex bolt securely after wheel , adjusting . • Remove wheel and tire . • Repair tire and reassemble . Clevis Pin ( Low ) Position . ! Hairpin Clip 15
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TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE TO REMOVE BELT GUARD BELT NOTE : For ease of removal , remove • Remove belt guard as described in " TO hairpin clip and clevis pin from left wheel . REMOVE BELT GUARD " . Pull wheel out from tiller about 1 inch . • Remove old belt by slipping off engine • Remove two ( 2 ) screws from side of pulley first then remove from transmis - belt guard . sion pulley . • Remove hex nut and washer from • Place new belt in groove of transmis - bottom of belt guard ( located behind sion pulley and into engine pulley . wheel ) . BELT MUST BE IN GROOVE ON TOP • Pull belt guard out and away from unit . OF IDLER PULLEY . NOTE POSITION • Replace belt guard by reversing above OF BELT TO GUIDES . procedure . • Check belt adjustment as described Belt Guard Screw _ below . and • Replace belt guard . • Reposition wheel and replace clevis pin _ . _ F " _ ( . . Located and hairpin clip . _ \ _ > ' . / 5 : ' _ Behind GROUND DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT For proper belt tension , the extension spring should have about 5 / 8 inch stretch \ when drive control bar is in " ENGAGED " Hairpin Clip and Clevis Pin position . This tension can be attained as follows : • Loosen cable clip screw securing the drive control cable . • Slide cable forward for less tension and rearward for more tension until about 5 / 8 inch stretch is obtained while the drive control bar is engaged . • Tighten cable clip screw securely . Cable Clip Screw DriveControl Cable Belt Guide " B " Engine Pulley More Tension Idler Pulley Transmission Pulley 16
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TINE REPLACEMENT • To maintain the superb tilling perfor - mance of this machine the tines should _ I , CAUTION : " 13nesare sharp . Wear be checked for sharpness , wear , and gloves or other protection when handling bending , particularly the tines which an tines . next to the transmission . If the gap be - A badly worn tine causes your tiller to tween the tines exceeds 3 - 1 / 2 inches work harder and dig more shallow . Most they should be replaced or straightene _ important , worn tines cannot chop and as necessary . shred organic matter as effectively nor • New tines should be assembled . bury it as deeply as good tines . A tine Sharpened tine edges will rotate rear - this worn needs to be replaced . ward from above . Trans _ iion NewTine Worn Tine * - 3 - 1 / 2 " MAX Counter " line Rotation Shear Pin Sharp Edge Shear Pin - _ Sharp Edge Sharp Edge Hairpin Clip Sharp Edge 17
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ENGINE IDLE RPM ADJUSTMENT • To adjust idle RPM , rotate throttle Maintenance , repair , or replacement of linkage counterclockwise and hold the emission control devices and sys - tems , which are being done at the against stop while adjusting idle speed adjusting screw to obtain 1750 RPM . customers expense , may be performed by any non - road engine repair establish - Release throttle linkage . ACCELERATION TEST ment or individual . Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine • Move throttle control lever from manufacturer's service outlet . " SLOW " to " FAST " position . If engine TO ADJUST CARBURETOR hesitates or dies , turn idle needle valve out ( counterclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . The carburetor has a high speed fixed jet and has been preset at the factory and Repeat test and continue to adjust , if adjustment should not be necessary . necessary , until engine accelerates smoothly . However , minor adjustments may be required to compensate for differences in High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the not adjust or damage may result . IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the carburetor does need adjustment , engine governor , which is factory set for proceed as follows . Stop proper engine speed , overspeeding the Throttle Linkage engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous . If you think the engine - governed high speed needs adjusting , contact your nearest authorized service center / department , which has the proper equipment and experience to \ make any necessary adjustments . Idle Speed Adjusting Screw 18
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NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable Immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . Add not be used for 30 days or more . stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or _ iLCAUTION " Never store the tiller with storage container . Always follow the mix gasoline in the tank inside a building ratio found on stabilizer container . Run where fumes may reach an open flame or engine at least 10 minutes after adding spark . Allow the engine to cool before stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach storing in any enclosure . the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank TILLER and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . • Clean entire tiller ( See " CLEANING " in ENGINE OIL the Maintenance section of this Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace manual ) . with clean oil . ( See " ENGINE " in the • Inspect and replace belts , if necessary Maintenance section of this manual ) . ( See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of CYLINDER ( S ) this manual ) . • Remove spark plug . • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance • Pour 1 ounce ( 29 ml ) of oil through section of this manual . spark plug hole into cylinder . • Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws • Pull starter handle slowly several times are securely fastened . Inspect moving to distribute oil . parts for damage , breakage and wear . • Replace with new spark plug . Replace if necessary . OTHER • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand lightly before painting . • Do not store gasoline from one season to another . ENGINE • Replace your gasoline can if your can FUELSYSTEM starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gasoline will cause problems . gum deposits from forming in essential • If possible , store your unit indoors and fuel system parts such as the carburetor , cover it to give protection from dust and fuel filter , fuel hose , or tank during dirt . storage , also , experience indicates that • Cover your unit with a suitable protec - alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or tive cover that does not retain moisture . using ethanol or methanol ) can attract Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot moisture which leads to separation and breathe which allows condensation to formation of acids during storage . Acidic form and will cause your unit to rust . gas can damage the fuel system of an IMPORTANT : Never cover tiller while engine while in storage . engine and exhaust areas are still warm . • Drain the fuel tank . • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . • Use fresh fuel next season . 19
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PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Willnotstart 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . the Operation section . 3 . Engine flooded . 3 . Wait several minutes before attempting to staff . 4 . Dirty air cleaner . 4 . Clean or replace aircleaner cartridge . 5 . Water in fuel . 5 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , and refill tank with fresh gasoline . . 6 . Remove fuel tank and clean . Clogged fuel tank . 7 . Loose spark plug wire . 7 . Make sure spark plug wire is seated properly on plug . 8 . Bad spark plug or 8 . Replace spark plug or adjust improper gap . gap . 9 . Carburetor out of adjust - 9 . Make necessary adjustments . ment . 10 . Oil soaked air filter . 10 . Replace air filter . Hard to start 1 . Throttle control not set 1 . Place throttle control in " FAST " properly . position . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge . 3 . Bad spark plug or 3 . Replace spark plug or adjust improper gap . gap . 4 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 4 . Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . 5 . Loose spark plug wire . 5 . Make sure spark plug wire is seated properly on plug . 6 . Carburetor out of adjust - 6 . Make necessary adjustments . ment . 1 . Engine is overloaded . 1 . Set depth stake and wheels for Loss of power shallower tilling . 2 . Clean or replace aircleaner 2 . Dirty air cleaner . cartridge . 3 . Check oil level / change oil . 3 . Low oil leveVdiffy oil . 4 . Faulty spark plug . 4 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 5 . Drain and clean fuel tank and 5 . Oil in fuel . refill , and clean carburetor . 6 . Drain fuel tank and refill with 6 . Stale or dirty fuel . fresh gasoline . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , and refill tank with fresh gasoline . 8 . Remove fuel tank and clean . 8 . Clogged fuel tank . 9 . Connect and tighten spark 9 . Spark plug wire loose . plug wire . 10 . Clean engine air screen . 10 . Dirty engine air screen . 11 . Clean / replace muffler . 11 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Make necessary adjustments . 12 . Carburetor out of adjuts - ment . 13 . Contact an authorized Sears 13 . Poor compression . Service Center / Depaffment . 2O
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PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine 1 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 1 . Check oil level / change oil . overheats 2 . Dirty engine air screen . 2 . Clean engine air screen . 3 . Dirty engine . 3 . Clean cylinder fins , air screen muffler area . 4 . Remove and clean muffler . 4 . Partially plugged muffler . 5 . Improper carburetor 5 . Adjust carburetor to richer adjustment . position . Excessive 1 . Ground too dry and hard . 1 . Moisten ground or wait for bounce / difficult more favorable soil conditions handling Soil balls up or 1 . Ground too wet . 1 . Wait for more favorable clumps soil conditions . Engine runs but 1 . Tine control is not engaged . 1 . Engage tine control . tiller won't 2 . V - belt not correctly adjusted . 2 . Inspect / adjust V - belt . move 3 . V - belt is off pulley ( s ) . 3 . InspectV - belt . Engine runs but 1 . Tilling too deep . 1 . Set depth stake for shallower labors when tilling . tilling 2 . Throttle control not properly 2 . Check throttle control setting . adjusted . 3 . Carburetor out of 3 . Make necessary adjustments adjustment . Tines Skip 1 . Shear pin ( s ) broken . 1 . Replace shear pin ( s ) . over ground Hard to Shift 1 . Gears not timmed . 1 . Briefly engage drive control into gear bar and release or rock tiller forward and backward until arc able to shift gears . Tiller shuts off 1 . Shift lever set in between 1 , Shift to either counter rotating when drive counter rotating till position till position or forward rotating control bar and forward rotating till tillposition . engaged position . 2 , Clear tines . 2 . Tines jammed . 21
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 HANDLES 9 > 2 15 _ . 24 23 21 \ \ KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 2 141406 Grip , Handle 18 STD541437 * Nut , Centerlock 3 / 8 - 16 3 110673X Grommet , Handle 19 19131611 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 11 Ga . 4 127254X Bar , Drive Control Assembly 21 150258 Handle , Assemble 5 6712J Cap , Vinyl 22 165197 Clip , Nyl BIk Cable 6 170388 Panel , Control 23 170488 Screw , Hex , Washer Hd , Slotted 7 110641X Bushing , Split # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 9 72010520 * Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 2.50 24 9484R Clip 10 8206H Handle , Grip 25 73970500 Locknut , Hex , Flange 11 STD624003 * Clip , Hairpin 26 110675X Clutch , Cable 12 81328 Bolt , Shoulder 27 73900400 * Nut , Hex Flange 1 / 4 - 20 Unc 13 110741X Handle , Shift 14 109313X Grommet , Rubber * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY 15 110702X Rod , Shift 16 STD523710 * Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 1 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 17 109229X Lock , Handle inches . 1 inch = 25.4 m 42
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 MAINFRAME , LEFT SIDE 3 1 / 36 16 35 31 30 28 3 23 15 24 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO , DESCRIPTION Guard , Belt 1 STD541431 " Nut , Keps , Flange 5 / 16 - 18 26 165501X558 2 STD551137 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 27 132801 Belt , V 3 STD541037 " Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 28 104679X Pulley , Idler 4 170127 Shield , Inner Belt Guard Rt 29 12000032 Ring , Klip 5 154734 Screw Shift Lever 30 159229 Bracket , Idler 6 110111X Lever , Shift 31 102194X Bolt , Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 Unc x 10 7 STD532505 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Gr . 5 32 102141X Shaft , Idler Arm 8 8700J Plate , Shift indicator 33 STD523710 * Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 9 170488 Screw , Hex , Washer Head , 34 102173X Counterweight , R . H . Slotted # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 35 74760524 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 10 9484R Clip 36 102331X Bracket , Reinforcement , L . H . 11 STD551125 * Washer , Lock 1 / 4 37 130812 Sheave , Engine 12 STD541025 * Nut , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 38 74760544 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 2 - 3 / 4 13 23230506 * Screw , Set , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 8 39 140062 Cap 14 110652X Spacer , Split 40 170488 Screw Hex Wsh Hd # 8 - 18 x I / 2 0.327 x 0.42 x 2.09 41 73800400 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 15 STD551031 " Washer 11 / 32x11 / 16x16Ga . 43 69180 Nut Lock # 10 - 24 16 145102 Sheave , Transmission 44 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 Unc Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 1 / 4 - 20 UNC 19 12000028 Ring , Retaining 46 73800400 Washer 9 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga 21 156117 Spacer , Split0 . 327xO . 42x1.220 64 19091016 23 102190X Tire 150750 Rim * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY 795R Tire Valve 24 126875X Rivet , Drilled NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 25 STD624003 * Clip , Hairpin 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 MAINFRAME , RIGHT SIDE 15 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 5 102332X Bracket , Reinforcment 14 STD541431 " Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 6 74760524 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 15 . . . . . Engine , ( See Breakdown ) Briggs 7 102173X CounterWeight , R . H . & Stratton Model No . 94202 , Type 8 STD551137 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 No . 0118 - E1 9 STD541037 * Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 * STANDARD HARDWARE - . PURCHASE LOCALLY 11 STD624003 * Clip , Hairpin 12 126875X Rivet , Drilled 13 102190X Tire NOTE : All component dimensions given in 150750 Rim U . S . inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 795R Tire Valve 44
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 TRANSMISSION 25 24 11 6 5 4 48 53 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 170354 Transmission Assembly ( includes 34 102112X Shaft , Reduction ( 2nd } Key Nos . 2 - 54 ) 35 102101X Screw , Lock 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 - 1 / 2 2 165729 Gearcase , L H . w / Bea ring 36 154355 Sprocket Assembly w / Bearing ( includes Key No . 4 ) ( Includes Key Nos . 37 and 38 ) 3 161963 Gasket , Gearcase 37 4422J Bearing , Needle 4 5020J Bearing , Needle 38 154356 Sprocket , Tine 5 1370H Washer Thrust5 / 8 x 1.10 x 1 / 32 39 105345X Gear , Cluster , Red 1st & 2rid 6 137335 Pinion , Input 40 170387 Spacer 7 145101 Shaft , Input 41 8358J Shaft , Reduction ( 1st ) 6 4895H Beadng , Needle 42 4220R Washer , Thrust 9 154467 Washer , Seal 43 106146X Spacer 1.01 x 1 + 75 x 0.760 10 7392M Seal Asm OII Ball , Steel 44 155236 11 100371K Spring , Shift , Fork 46 170338 Gearcase , R . H . w / Beadng 12 106160X O - Ring ( Includes Key No . 8 ) 13 142145 Arm , Shift 49 132688 Shaft , Tine 14 8353J Fork , Shift 50 106147X Chain , Roller # 50 + 50 P { tch 15 1200O039 Ring , Klip 51 17720408 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 16 154466 Shaft , Shift 52 STD541031 * Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 18 4356J Washer 53 165140 Bearing Kit , Tine Shaft 23 102111X Shaft , Reverse Idler 54 17720412 Screw Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 24 STD551143 * Washer , Lock 7 / 16 60 6855M Fitting Grease 25 STD541143 * Nut , Hex 7 / 16 - 20 61 170366 Split Spacer . 52 x . 64 x . 562 27 143009 Bearing , Shaft , Ground Ddve - - 6066J Grease , Plastilube # 1 28 10639OX Spacer 0.765 x 1.125 x 1.23 29 102134X Chain # 35 - 50 Pitch • STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY 30 150737 Ground Shaft Assembly 31 143008 Beadng , Shaft , Ground Ddve NOTE : All component dimensions given in 32 106388X Spacer 0.70 x 1 . O0 x 1.150 U . S . inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 102121X Sprocket and Gear Assembly 45
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 TINE SHIELD 13 14 , j 28 24 1 29 24 19 21 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 73900500 Nut , Lock Hex Flange 5 / 16 - 18 21 102156X Stake , Depth 3 8393J Pin , Stake , Depth 22 74930632 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16x2 4 12000036 Ring , Klip 23 4440J Hinge 5 STD533107 * Bolt Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 Gr 5 24 STD532505 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 6 8394J Spring 25 6712J Cap , Vinyl 7 8392J Bracket , Latch 26 109227X Pad , Idler 9 102152X558 Shield , Tine 27 102686X558 Shield , Leveling 10 72140508 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 1 28 120588X Pin , Hingesm 11 STD541031 * Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 29 104085X558 Shield A Pnt Side 12 STD551131 * Washer , Lock 5 / 16 32 73220400 Nut Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 Uno 13 STD533112 33 STD551125 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1 / 4 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 14 124343X Bracket , Shield Tine 15 73900400 * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCAL . LY * Nut , Hex Flange 1 / 4 - 20 Uric 18 STD532512 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 19 102701X Grip NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 20 STD541037 * Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 46
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 TINE ASSEMBLY 2 1 _ 3 3 # 4 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 4459J 9 4460J Tine , Outer , L . H . Tine , Outer , RH . 2 132673 Pin , Shear 10 132722 Assembly , Hub and Plate , R . H . 3 6554J Tine , Inner , L . H . 11 6555J Tine , Inner , R , H . 4 STD624008 Retainer , Spring Zinc 5 132721 * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY Assembly , Hub and Plate , L . H . 6 73610600 Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 7 STD551137 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . 8 74610616 inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 47
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 DECALS 14 8 6 5 11 13 12 \ 9 10 KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 171670 Decal , Logo 2 170714 Decal , Logo 4 170712 Decal , Caution , Drive Control 5 120431X Decal , Hand Placement 6 170715 Decal , Shift Indicator 7 110719X Decal , Operation and Lubrication 8 171920 Decal , Craftsman 9 120075X Decal , Warning , Rotating Tines 10 157984 Decal , Counter Rot . Tine 11 171803 Decal , 3.75 HP 12 162215 Decal , Tine Shield Wing Dora 13 163094 Decal , Depth Stake 14 165327 Decal , Control Speed - - 171023 Manual , OwneC's ( Eng / Span ) 48
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 I 20I * lgl 32 181 C 12 26 49
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 - - . h _ . , _ _ 9Ol 97 95o 191 851 267 I 1036 ' LABEL KIT - EMISSION J 456 456 332 60 _ 689 304 5O
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 38 _ 883 37C 1 lit REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL . SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL . 201 748 191 _ @ 181 _ l - - _ J 621A _ 51
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 358 GASKET SET 121 CARBURETOR KIT ii IIIHI ii | 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET 52
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 35 26055257 1 494549 Cylinder Assembly Spring , Valvewheel 37 2245 Guard , Fyl 2 293706 Bushing , Cylinde ( lSpeciala - 38 94736 Screw , Hex Tools Required For Instal 40 19331273 tion ) Retainer , Valve Spring 45 230 3 299819 * Seal , Oil Tappet , Valve 46 493747 Gear , Cam 5 214277 Head , Cylinder 51 273113 7 272694 _ * Gasket , Cylinder Head ( a * * Gasket , Carb , Mounting 53 94523 Screw , Exhaust 8 495774 Breather , Valve Chamber 55 499441 9 27549 O * Gasket , Valve Cover Housing , Rewind , Starter 58 281464 10 94621 Screw , Sems , Valve Cover Rope , Starter Mount . 60 3931524 Grip , Starter Rope 65 9490 11 66578 Grommet , Breather Tube Screw , Starter , Housing 73 225381 12 270833 * Gasket , Crankcase , Standard Screen , Rotatingembly 90 499491 . 015 " Carburetor Assd 95 93499 Screw , Slotte 270895 Gasket , Crankcase . 005 " 96 223793 Valve , Throttle 270896 Gasket , Crankcase . 009 " 97 49531330 Shaft and Lever , Throttle 13 94960 Screw , Cylinder Head 109 4972 Choke , Shaft Kit 15 94387 P _ ug , Oil Drainarb 121 495606 Carburetor , Overhaul Kit ( Opposite C Side ) 16 495211 Crankshaft 124 94616 Screw , Torx _ 127 220352789 499047 Key , Timing Gear Retaining Plug , Welchch 127A 223 18 394820 Cover Assembly , Crankcase Plug , Wel 144 49990175 19 293708 Bushing , Crankcase Pulley / Spring Assy . 152 2605 20 299819 Seal , Oil Spring Throttle Adjustment 153 490501 Collar , Bell , Crank 21 281658 Plug , Oil Filler 154 93527 22 94607 Screw , Hex Screw , Slottedeaner 161 492797 Base , Air Cl 94917 Stud , Hex Drive ( Used In Pos . 4 & 5 163 271935 _ * Gasket , Air Cleaner 81801 of crankcase cover ) 495377 Tank , Fuel 1 22A 94862 Screw , Hex , ( Used In Pos . No . 494559 Cap , Fuel Tank 190 94919 Screw , Torx _ 1 ) ! 90A 94924 Screw , Torx _ 23 496278 Flywheel 191 272489 Gasket , Fuel Tank 24 222698 Key , Flywheel 25 498668 Piston Assembly , Standard Indic _ es Parts Included in Gasket Set 498669 Piston Assembly . 010 " Oversize ( 494550 ) 498670 Piston Assembly . 020 " Oversize indicates Parts Included in Carburetor 498671 Piston Assembly . 030 " Overhaul Kit ( 495606 ) Oversize O Indicates Parts Included in Value 26 498680 Ring Set , Piston , Standard 498681 Ring Set , Piston . 010 " Overhaul Gasket Set ( 292638 ) Oversize 498682 Ring Set , Piston . 020 " NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . Oversize inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 498683 Ring Set , Piston . 030 " Oversize 27 26026 Lock , Piston Pin 28 298909 Pin Assembly , Piston , Standard 298908 Pin Assembly , Piston . 005 " Over 29 294367 Rod Assembly , Connectingng , 296079 Rod Assembly , Connecti . 020 " Undersize Crankpin Bore 30 220670 Dipper , Connecting Rod 32 94699 Screw , Connecting Rod 33 296676 Valve , Exhaust ( Includes ) Retainer Number 93312 34 296677 Valve , Intake 53
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293180 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 94202 , TYPE NO . 0118 - E1 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Switch , oStopulder 200 495213 Blade , Governor 621A 3968473 Screw , Sh 201 263174 Link , Governor 623 9494 Washer , Throttle Shaft , Foam 202 262470 Link , Throttle 634 271853 209 260041 Elbow , Spark nPlugerhaft , Spring , Governor 635 66538 Spacer , Air Cleae 211 263030 Spring , Gov . Idle 643 2807378239 Washer , Chok S Foam 216 263188 Link , Choke 679 127038 Washer , Choke Shaft 222 499533 Bracket , Control 680 22 Spring , Friction 257 93543 Screw , Hex Head 689 260575 Gear , 13ming . 298 220859 Locknut , Muftler 741 2615339 Screw , Hex 300 493288 Muffler , Exhaust 748 9966 Anchor , Spring 304 499522 Housing , Blower 780 22602980 Terminal , Ignition Cable 305 94786 Screw , Seres 851 4938 306 224555 Adapter Assembly , Muffler Shield , Cylinder 864 4922327291 Seat , Intake Valvealve 307 93758 Screw , Seres , Cylinder Shield 869 121112 Seat , Exhaust V Mnt . 870 21 Guide , Exhaust Valve 308 224556 Cover , Cylinder Head 871 231348 Guide , Intake Valve 332 94877 Nut , Flywheel 63709 ( See Repair Manual ) 333 496914 Armature , MagnetoMounting Gasket , Muffler 334 94731 Screw , Armature 883 272203 337 802592 Plugter , Plug , Spark 955 281227 Fil AirAir 356 497298 Wire , Ground 967 491588 Cover , Cleaner 358 495605 Gasket Set 968 495872 Screw , Slotted Hex , 363 19203 Puller , Flywheel 969 490073 373 94908 ( Incl . Grommet ) Nut , Hex Screw , Hex 383 89838 Wrench , Spark Plug 971 94902 Seal , Throttle Shaft 392 262328 Spring , Fuel PumpOiaphragm 987 39897067 393 225058 Spark Arrestertle Screw , Carburetor 994 3980 Control , Throt 394 272538 Diaphragm 995 497195 Label Kit , Emission 432 221377 Cap , Spring 1036 499329 Gasket Set , Vavle Overhaul 433 93265 Pin , Diaphragm 1095 996692 9420 - 0115Replacement Engine 434 213963 Cover , Diaphragm 2500 435 93141 - - - - 495914 Replacement Shortblock Screw , Diaphragm Cover 455 225502 Cup , Flywheel Indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set 456 281503 Plate , Pawl Fdction 459 281505 ( 494550 ) Pawl , Ratchet 526 94914 Screw , Hex Indicates Parts Included in Carburetor 527 223786 Clamp , Breather Tube * * 528 491435 Overhaul Kit ( 495606 ) Filter , Air 529 67838 Grommet , Breather Tube Indicates Parts Included in Value 535 491435 Filter , Air ( _ 536 494279 Air Cleaner Kit Overhaul Gasket Set ( 292638 ) 542 94897 Screw , Hex Head 608 499706 NOTE : Allcomponent dimensions given in U . S . Starter Assembly , Rewind 609 265715 inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm Spdng , Choke 611 231067 Line , Fuel 512 391813 Tube , Pickupp 621 296110 Switch , Sto 54
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