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OWNER'S MANUAL MODELNO . 917.372270 CRRFTSMRN Caution : 4.0 RESERVPEOWER Readand Follow 22 " REARBAGGER all Safety Rules POWERPROPELLED and Instruchons ROTARYLAWNMOWER BeforeOperating ThisEquipment Assembly Operation Maintenance ServiceandAdjustment RepairParts i i i i i illll , llll 60684 U . S . A . SEARSR , OEBUCKAND Co . , Chicago , IL . i i llll
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SAFETYRULES CAUTION : ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STAR - TING WHEN SETTING - UP , TRANSPORTING , ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR MOWER _ IMPORTANT FEDERAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE BLADE STOP CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF BLADE CONTACT INJURY , YOUR MOWER IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS , DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES , • BE CAREFUL - WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUN - • DO NOT continue to run your mower if you NING THE BLADE iS TURNING , , hit a foreign obiecL Stop the engine , discon - • Please road your owner's manual Only allow nect the spark plug wire from the spark plug , persons who know the safety rules to use your inspect the mower for damage and make mower , repairs as required , " DO NOT tie the operator presencecontrol bar DO NOT usea damaged mower . Always have to the handle ° Control must be free to permit damage repaired before mowing , brake engagement when handles and control • DO NOT run your mower if it vibrates too are released . much , Stop engine and make repalrs , . Vibra - tion is an indication of damage , Q DO NOT aliow children to use your mower . Check your mower over before each use . o Never use your mower wilhout proper guards Tighten any loose bolts , nuts , etc . or deflectors in place , _ , _ • Remove all sticks , stones , wires , cans , boards , • Always mow across c _ sto _ e or ! inclined area . etc from area to be mowed . These objects can DO NOT mow up or down a _ lo _ e . _ or inclined area . . . be thrown by the blade . • DO NOT allow children , bystanders or pets in ' _ DO NOT mow n wet grass Be ca'r'e _ u of the area while mowing ° footing when mowing m wet grass , , use _ t _ ge , s _ • Always wear shoes when mowing . DO NOT with good tracfion _ _ , ' o DO NOT run with the mower ° _ operate mower when barefoot or wearing o DO NOT run your mower indoors . Exhaust open sandals , o Always wear safety glasses or eye shields gases are deadly pobon _ . ' _ Always disconnect the spark plug wire from before starting your lawn mower and while mowing . spark plug to prevent accidental starting when " Always shutoff engine before trying to adjust transporting or storing your mower after the wheeiheights . mowing season . o When engine , is running , DO NOT put hands • DO NOT attempt to raise engine speed above or feet und _ , _ wer or m the discharge chute , factory settings _ Engine damage or personal nor make _ in _ ! _ ' diustments injury may result . ° Stay clear ot ' _ scharc _ e openma at all hines . If a grass catcher is used on your mower , check o Do not fill gas tank w'O _ enengine _ srunning , _ he catcher often for damage or deterioration . when indoors or wh _ _ QrLcline is hot , Allow tt will wear through normal use . Use only a engine to cool for several _ n'lnutesbefore flll - recommended replacement catcher _ ing gas tank , . Clean off aB _ spilled gasoline • Always stop blade to remove or install catcher . before starting engine . ' " DO NOT slore your mower or gasoline where ° Mow only in goodlight . fumes may reach an open flame and cause a fire . . _ , Always stop blade When not cutting grass or when crossing gravel drive , sidewalk , or • DRAIN THE GASOLINE from your mower roadway before transporting your mower insideyour car or other vehicle . LOOKFORTHISSYMBOLTO POINTOUTIMPOR - TANTSAFETPYRECAUTIONSIT ° MEANS - - ATTEN - TION ! H BECOMEALERTflfYOUR SAFETYIS INVOLVED .
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PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS COHAGTPU , IA11on0yHouSr purchase of a Sears Crafts - man Lawn Mower . It has been designed , engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible RESERVE POWER : 40 dependability and performance . DISPLACEMENT : 9,98 cu . in . Should you experience any problem you cannoteasb ly remedy , piease contact your nearest Sears Ser - GASOLINE CAPACITY : ) O quart vice CenterlDepartment , We have competent , welb _ umeaaea _ trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit . OIL ( 2t oz . . Capacity ) : SAE 30W ( SAElOW 30 ) Please read and retain this manual , The instructions SPARK PLUG ( GAP 030 in ) : Champion wilt enable you to assemble and maintain your RJ 19 - LM or mower properly . Always observe the " SAFETY ( Seers 7133312 or RULES " . STD 36145g ) , , , ll , Ll , l , , MODELBER VALVE CLEARANCE : Intake : 008 in NUM 917.372270 Exhaust : , 008 in . _ h BSERIALER NUM SOLID STATE tGNITtON AIR GAP : , 0125 in . DATE OF PURCHASE , BLADE NUT TORQUE : 70 - 75 ft . - lbs . THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND ON A DECAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE MOWER HOUSING YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIALNUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP INA SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE , MAINTENANCEAGREEMENT A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product , Contact your nearest Sears store for details . CUSTOMERRESPONSIBILITIES • Road and observe the safety rules _ Fallow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and using your mower . , , FoItow the instructbns under " Maintenance " and " Storage " sections of this Owner's Manuel ONYEEAURMnEWDARRAONNTCYRAFTSPMOAWNMEROWER . . . . . . . . For one year from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained , lubricated and tunedrup . according to the instructionsin the owner's menuat , Sears wilt repair , free of charge , any defect in material and workmanship . If ehls Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commerclal or rental purposes , this warranty applies for onty 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty does not cover : Expendable items which become worn during normal use , suchas rotary mower blades , btade adapters , . botts , air cleaners and spark plug Repairs necessary because of aperalor abuse or negligence , including bent crankshafts end the failure Io maintain the equ = pment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manua _ 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 warranly gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have olher rights which may vary from stale to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . Department 6981731A Sears Tower , Chicago , lil . 60684 3
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TABLEOF CONTENTS MAINTENANCE 10 , t 1,12 SAFETY RULE . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . , 3 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t5 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES 3 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT t3 , 14 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . 3 TROUBLE SHOOTING . _ 7 REPAIR PARTS - MOWER 18 - 2 ! TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 REPAIR PARTS . ENGINE . . . . . 22.23 MOWER ACCESSORIES 5 SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . 16 ASSEMBLY . 6 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE 24,25 OPERATION 7,8,9 INDEX A 6 P Gasoline 3 Parts " _ B - 2t Adjustments : Primer 8 Carburetor 13 Engine Speed 13 Handle Height 14 Height of Cut 8 Handb : Wheel Adiusters 8 Air FiJter : Adtustment t4 RepairtReplacament Parts 20 Cleaning t2 Assembly • 6 Respansib _ fflies , Customer 3 ' ) 4 Bracket Paper Cartridge 10 Knob , . 7 Rep | acement 10 8 S Assembly : Height , Culling Handie 6 Accessarles 5 Safety Rules Service and Adiustmenls : B _ ode 1o 4 Carburetor t3 8 Cutting Level Bfade : , gg Engine L HandIe 6,14 Rep | acement 10 Service Recommenciation 16 Sharpening 10 Lubrication : 12 Spark Plugs 3 Engine 16 Specifications Front Wheel Adjuster 8 Speed Control : Engine Controls : Starting the Engine : g Engine Coelrol , . , 7 8 Starter Rope , 7 Operator Presence Control Bar 7 Slopping the Mower Maintenance : t5 Speed Selector , . . 78 Storage Customer Responsibilities 3 Agreement , 3 Air Filter . t 2 Cuffing Levels 8 T Air F'iltor Paper Cartridge ' _ 2 Blade Care / Rep | acement t0 Table of Contents , . 4 Engine , 118 Gross Catcher 6 ] 7 Trouble Shooting Chari L _ tbrication 16 Engine : Control 7.8 Spark Plugs 12 Oil Cap . 7 Mowing Tips 9 Oil Change 11 Oil Level g Warranty 3 Off Type 8 Wheels : Sterling , g O _ l : B Storage 15 Wheel Adjusters Cold Wealher Conditions 9 Engine 11 Storage 15 Operation : OpBrat _ ng Mower 7 , & g Filter , Air 12 Speed : Fuel : Slatting the Engine . 9 Type , 8 Stopping Your Lawn Mower 9 Storage 15 Operafor Presence Control 7 Options : Attachments 5 4
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i1 , , i i , 11 , , 11111 i i , ii MOWER ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 11n1 , _ 111111 , i i , i i , iiii i1 , , i i , , i These accessories were available when the mower was purchased They , ere also available at most Sears retait ouflels , catalog and service centers Mast Sears storescan order repair parts for you , when you provide th _ model number of your mower , ENGINE iii _ 11 iii , , , 11 i , i i _ 11,1 ENGINEOIL STABILIZER GASCAN MUFFLER AIR FILTER SPARKPLUG © 2 0 i Hill I , i i iiiii III mower is an electric start J CHARGER i BATTERY ii ii ii ii MOWER PERFORMANCE i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiii , ii1 , , i , , i iii1 , 11111 , CLIPPINGDEFLECTOR DUSTSHIELD LEAFCATCHER NREARBAGAL OPTIO I PERMANEXCATCHER FABRICBAG REPLACEMENT BAG FOR REAR DISCHARGE MOWERS , H , H , , H , , , ' , , " t , " OPTIONAL SIDEDISCHARGECATCHER CATCHERFOR SIDEDISCHARGE MOWER MOWER MAINTENANCE , 11 WHEELS MOWERCOVER BLADEADAPTER BELT BLADE , , , , , L , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ip i , , , i , ii , i i
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ASSEMBLY i , _ , , i i OPERATOff Pt _ SEtVC _ Your lawn mower has been completely assembled at the factory except for the grass catcher top and the grass catcher bottom , TO REMOVEMOWERFROMCARTON grass catcher , catcher frame , hardware pack , i eRlce , m ) . ove loose parts if included with mower , ( Le , Cut down corners on one end of carton and lay end down flat . * Remove packing materialton * Roll mower out of car and check carton thoroughly for loose parts . flOW TO SET - UPYOURLAWNMOWER 10 UNFOLDHANDLE Remove tape and paper holding aperator presence control bar to upper handb . . Hold down operator presence control bar to up - per handle to albw _ andb to move to mowing position , " Raise handles until lower handle sectionlocks im to place in the mowing position ( See Fig , , 1 ) _ , Raise upper handle section intoplace on lower handle and tighten one ( 1 ) handle knob , 20 KEPS NUTS * Release operator presence control bar and START HERE tighten remaining handle knob ° * Your mower handle can be adjusted For your FIO . 2 mowing comfort , Refer to " ADJUST HANDLE " in the Service and Adjustment section of this manuak TO ASSI _ BLEGRASSCATCHER NOTE : The grass catcher for your mower comes unassembled _ To assemble follow steps below : * Position top half of catcher on bottom half ( See Fig , 21 . * Insert screw through right front hole ; place 1 ! 4 " nut on screw and - bare loose , • Insert screw through left front hole ; place 1 / 4 " nut on screw and leave loose , • Tighten screws installed in Steps 2 & 3 . Hold FIG . 3 locknuts with 7 / 16 " wrench white tightening screws , • Whengrasscatcherisremovedffommower , reor - Installsix more screwsmoving around catcher and door closes for safety ° leave Iocknutslooser • Tighten these screws as in Step 4 , NOTE _ Make sure atl s _ crewsare tight , MOWERWITflOU1DISCflARGGEUARUOR d _ CAUTIOND : O NOT RUN YOURLAWNI TOAITACItGRASSCATCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . . P . . . P . . R . . . O . . VIG : I ) RASCATCHEINRPLACE . • Liftdoor ° • NEVERATTEMPTTO OPERATETHE PMOWERED WITH THE DOOR REMOVED OR PROP onto hingebracket ( See Fig . 3 ) _ i old catcherby handle and placecatcher frame OPEN , Releaserear door .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . PERATi ( ) N . . . . ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i iip , , ql , , i , iii q , , e , I . . . . . . . . . . . . KNOWYOURMOWER READ THiS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETYRULESBEFOREOPERATING YOUR ROTARY MOWER . Compare the iJlustrallons with your Rotary Mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save thismanual for future reference _ PRESENCE CONTROL BAR DRIVE CONTROL LEVER - tANDLE KNOB " CABLE CLIP STARTER ROPE ENGINE SPEED _ OIL CAP WITH DIPSTICK SELECTOR LEVER MUFFLER _ - - - - - _ GASO LIN E FILLER PRIMER AIR FILTER FIG , 4 Lul _ ll _ • t I I , llll'lU , ' IIIIII i Hill II II I ' II1 ' 111 . . _ . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEETSCPSCSAFETYREQUIREMENTS Sears Rotary Walk - Behind Power Mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Stan - dards institute and the UoSo Consumer Product Safety Commission , The blade turns when the engine is running . iiii lUllll , i iii , ii1 , 11 iiii , 11 i _ , , , _ 1 , , i , ii , lUiiiiiiiirlll OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR - must be PRIMER - pumpsadditionalfuel fromthe carburetor held down to the handle to start lee engine . Release to the cylinder far usewhere startinga cold engine . to stop the engine . STARTERROPE - usedfor starting the englne . ENGINE SPEEDSELECTORLEVER . located onthe DELVECONTROL LEVERousedto engage power - r ! _ ht sideof the engine whichallowsyou to select effher " HIGH _ or " LOW " enginespeed , propelled forward motion of mower ,
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OPERATION HOWTO USEYOURMOWER ENGINESPEEDSELECTOR The engine speed is controlled by a lever ( red knob ) located on the right side of the en _ line . HIGH " posi _ tion is Forstarting engine , normal cutting and better grass bagging ° " LOW " position is for light cutting , trimming , and fuel economy ( See Fig , 5 ) o DRIVECONTROL " Self - propelling is controlled by holding the operator presence control bar down to the han - dle and pushing the drive control lever forward FIG . 5 until it clicks ; then release the lever ( See Fig . 6 ) , • Forward motion will stop when the operatord presence control bar is released ° To stop forwar motion without stopping the engine , release the operator presence control bar slightly until the drive control disengages ° Hold operator presence control bar down tohandle to continue mowing without self - propelling . • To keep drive control engaged when turningcor - hers , push down on handle and llft front wheels off ground while turning mower . TO EMPTYGRASSCATCHER • Lift Door . • Grasp catcher handle and remove Frommower , FIG . 6 o Empty by shaking catcher with open end downward ( See Fig . 7 ) . TOADJUSTCUFFINGHEIGHT * Raise wheels Forlow cut and lower wheels for high cuL o Wheels are set inlow cut for shipping . Adjust cut - ting height to suit your requirements , Medium position is best for most lawns . * To change cutting height , squeeze adjuster lever toward wheel Move wheel up or down to suit your requirements . Be sure all wheets are in the same setting ( See Fig . B ) . , i , , , 11,11 , I1ILI I , BEFORSETARTINGENGINE FIG . 7 OIL : newengineusesabout I pint , Checkoil level and • Removeenglne oil cap with dipstick or all fill plug . add oil as needed to bring to proper level , Fill to " FUI _ L " line on dipstick or to top o _ slot Pour oi ! slowly , DO NOT over fill , down in filbr hote _ Use about 1 pint or 1 / 2 liter of Sears 30W all or equivalent . SAE 10W 30 oil GAS : can also be used ( See Fig , 4 ) ° DO NOT use SAE • Fill gasoline tank with Fresh , clean unleaded 10W 40 oil . The total oil capacity of _ gasoline . DO NOT USE PREMIUM GASOLINE . your engine is 21 oz . or 0,62 liters . Fill only to BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER FILL TANK ( SEE " FULL " llne on dipstick or to lop of slot down in F G4 . ) . oil filler hole . DO NOT over filtoThe first fil ! on a
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii iiiii ii i _ 1 OPERATION i ii I , , 111,1,1111111 I i , , iiii , , , , 11 , i , ii1 , 1 I BEFORESTARTINGENGINE ( COtI , T'D ) WARNING : Experience indicates that alcohol blend - LOWER WHEELS _ " ' _ RAISE WHEELS FOR HIGHCUT FOR LOW CUT ed fuels ( called gasohol or usingethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . _ Acidic gas can damage thefuel systemof an engine while in storage To avoid _ ngine problems , the ruet systemshouldbe emptied before storage for 30 clays or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the engine and let _ trun until the fuel ) ines and carburetor ore empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage instructionsfor additlonal _ nformatlon . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products inthe fuel tank or permanent damage may occur , , FIG . 8 TO STARTENGINE • For extremely heavy cutting , reduce the width of , To start a cold engine , push primer five ( 5 ) etimesp cut and raise the roar of the mower housing one before trying to start . Use a firm push . This st ( 1 ) wheel adjustor settinghigher than the front for is not usually necessary when starting an engine bettor discharge of grass _ which has already run for a few minutes _ • When using a rear bagging mower in moist , * Push engine speed selector lever forward to heavy grass , dumps of cut grass may not enter " HIGH " position , the grass catcher . Reduce ground speed ( pushing speed ) and / or run the mower over the area a se - handle and pun starter handle quickly ° Do not cond time , i old operator presence control bar down to the allow starter rope to snap back _ • For better grass bagging and mast cutting con . , To " STOP " engine , release operator presence control bar . difions , the engine speed should'be set in the " HIGH " ( fast ) position , NOTE : In cooler weather it may be necessary to • If a trail of grass clippings is left on the right side repeat priming steps . In warmer weather aver prim - of a rear bagging mower , mow _ na dockwlse _ ng may cause flooding and engine will not start , if direction with a small overlap to collect the cllp - you do flood engine wait a Few minutes before at - pings on the next pass ° tempting to start and DO NOT repeat priming steps . • For side discharge mowers , cutting in o counter - MOWINGTiPS clockwise direction , starting at the outside of the area to be cut , spreads grass clippings more even * Under certain conditions , such asvery tal _ grass , ly and puts less load on the engine To keep clip . . it may be necessary to raise the height of cut to pings off of walkways , flower beds , etc . , make the first cuts in a clockwise dlrecfiom reduce pushing effort and to keep from • Pores in cloth gross catchers can become ofilledl ! overloading the engine and leaving clumps of with dirt and dust with use and co , hers will c . grass clippings , loci tessgrass . To prevent this , regularly hose cat - cher off with water and let dry before using ,
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GENERARLECOMMENDATION Once a year you should replace the spark plug , air filter , and check blade for wear , A new spark plug and air filter assures proper air - fuel mixture andhelps your engine run better and last longer , You should check alt fasterners and be sure they are tight ° he Fottow t Service Recommendation Schedub on page " [ 6 . . gLADE / BLADFELANGECARE Your mower will work better with a sharp bJade , NOTE : We do not recommend sharpening blade , but if you do , be sure the blade is balanced , FROMSPARKPLUGANDPLACEWIREWHEREIII IT CANNOTCOMEIN CONTACTWITH THE I CAUTION : DISCONNECSTPARKPLUGWINE . . . . . . . . . SPAPRLKU , G . I TO SHARPEN BLADE : ° The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a TO REMOVE BLADE : grinding wheel , Do not attempt to sharpen while • Turn mower ' on its side . Make sure air filter and on the mower ° carburetor are upod ° Care should be taken to keep the blade balanc - ' , Use block of woo between blade and mower ed _ An unbalanced blade will cause excessive housing to prevent blade from turning when nut vibration when running and eventual damage to isremoved . Protect your hands with gloves and / or mower or engine . wrap blade with heavy ctoth _ " To check blade balance , drive a nail into a beam o Remove nut by turning counter - clockwise , Use a or wall Leave about one inchof the straight hall 15 / 16 " box or open - end wrench , exposed ° Place center hole of blade aver the iheadn NOTE : Check tab in blade flange after removing . If of the nai ! . IFblade isbalanced , it should rema tab is damaged , replace it . It mus ! be in good con - in a horizontal position , Ifeither end of the dblade , dition for the blade to work properly ° We recom - moves downward , blade is not balance mend that a new blade nut be used each time blade Sharpen the heavy end until the Made is is removed . balanced . TO REPLACE BLADE : * Put blade flange on engine crankshaft with tab in slot ( See Fig 9 ) , o Fit blade on crankshaft in the blade flange . Be surethe word " TOP ( stamped on blade ) is toward engine , ° Place flat washer , two ( 2 ) formed washers and nut on crankshaft ( See Fig , 9 ) . o Use block of wood to holdblade and tighten nut clockwise , The recommended torque is 70 - 75 ft . - lbs . Torque wrenches are avalable at most Sears stores and through the catalog ° ANDE _ Y MAKETHEENGINEHARDTOSTART t _ lJk AUTIONA : lOOSEBLA'O'E ' ' _ BNEDANGEROiUS Use only a Searsauthorized replacementblade to get the best cutting resufts _ 10
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LJL I I II I ' I I I I III , MAINTENANCE , IIH , I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii1 , 111 iii i , iiii IHI iiii i , , 11,11 ii I I DELVEWHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,1,1111,11 NOTE : Checkfront drive wheels each time before you mow to be sure lhey move freely , The wheels not turning freely means trash , grass , cut . tings , etc _ are in the drive wheel area and must be cleaned to free drive wheels _ If necessary to clean the dr _ ve wheels , check both front wheels , * Remove hub caps , hairpin cotters and washers . • Remove wheels From wheel adiusters . o Remove any trash or grass cuttings from inside , n the dust cover , pinion andlor drive wheel gear teeth . FJG . 10 Put wheels back in place . If after cleaning , the drive wheels do not turn free - _ y , contact your nearest Sears Service Center ENGINE TO CHANGEOIL FROMSPAREPLUGAND PLACEWIRE WHERE IT CANNOTCOMEIH CONTACTWITH SPARK I _ CAUrmNO : tSCONNESCPTA _ PLUGWIRE PLUG . * Remove engine oi } cop with dipstick ; lay aside on a clean surface Warm oil drains better _ o Tip mower on its side as shown in Fig 10 andck drain off into suitab | e container . Rackmower ba and forth to remove any all trapped inside of engine . * W _ pe off any spilled oil on mower and on s ? de of engine . the dipstick ° DO NOT over fill . i ill engine with oil , fi } l only to the " FULL " line on Replace engine oil cap . Reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug I !
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAINTENANCE AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by using a dirty air filter . Replace the air filler every year , more often if you mow invery dusty , dirty conditions . Do not wash air filter _ = To Change Air Filler : , , Remove the air filter cover by turning counler . , clockwise to the stop and putl away from collar ( See Fig . 1 I ) . Remove filler from insideof cover ( See Fig . 11 ) , Clean the inside of the cover and the collar to remove any dirt accumulatlon _ FIG . 11 • Insert new filler into cover _ • Put air filter cover and filter into collar aligning lhe tab with the slot . • Pushinon cover and turn clockwise to tighten ( See Fig . 11 ) . • Cleanyour mowerand engineoftentokeep buld - SPARKPLUG up of trashfrom accumulatingaroundengine . A Change your spark plug each year to make your clogged engine runshotter and shortensengine engine start easier and run better , Set spark plug life _ gap at 030 inch . NOTE : We DO NOT recommend usinga garden hose CLEANING to clean mower unlessthe electrical system , muffler , air filler and carburetor are covered to keep water cAuTiDolNS : COSNPMAPERLCKUrwGIRi E out . Water in engine can result in shortening engine life . , _ FROMSPARKPLUGANDPLACEWIREWHEREI tT CANNOTCOMEIN CONTACWT ITH SPARK | PLUG . I • Turn mower on its slde with carburetor up . • Clean the underside of your mower by scraping to remove bufld _ up of grass and trash . NOTE : We recommendthatyou clean theunderside of your mower after each use . 12
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVICAENDADJUSTMENTS I i , , i , , i i ii , 11111 , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TO REMOVE / REPLACEDRIVE BELT FROMSPAREPLUG . P , LACEWIREWHEREIT CAN - J . _ . . l . b . CAUTION : DISCONNECTSPARI ( PLUG WIRE I i NOTCOMEIN CONTACTWITHSPARKPLUG _ down on gear case pulley ( See Fig . 12 ) , i Remove drive cover , Remove belt by pushing r . , , . , . k Turn mower on its side with carburetor and fuel cap up PRESS - - " r _ , _ ° Loosen hex head screw and move bell snubber away from pulley ( See Fig - 12 ) o carefully slip belt off over btade , ii1 , 1,1 , Caution : Sharp edges of blade can cut bell FIG . 12 i emove belt from engine pulley on crankshaft and Install new belt reversing above steps . Move belt snubber back in place and tighten hex head screw , NOTE : Belt snubber clears belt by apprex _ 1132 inch when installed . • Always use only factory approved belt to assure fit and long life , ] , _ 3 _ SCREW : ' A ' " % , IC _ ' _ AIOJUS G . RO e _ TE TO ADJUSTDRIVE CONTROLCABLE A drive control cable that needs adjustment wlll keep your mower from self - propelling properly and can also cause gear case componentsto wear out sooner . - Remove drive cover _ • Loosen cable clamp screw'A " and nuts " B " and IICfl _ FiG . 13 dle and engage drive control , Move shifter arm to drive position while rotating front wheels to be surejaw clutch is engaged ° Pull ENGINESPEED threaded sleeve with pliers ( See Fig , 13 ) . Do not Your engine speed has been factory set , Do not at - pull on control cable , tempt to increase engine speed or it may resultin per - i ie down operator presence control bar to han - Tighten nut " C " until sleeve iS snug . sonal injury . If youbelieve that the engine is runn - Tighten screw " A " and nut " B " , ing too fast or too slow , lake your mower to an Pushmower back and forth to be sure gear case authorized Sears Service Center for repair and is engaged ° adjustmenL • Replace drive cover . • Untie operator presence cantrot bar REARDEFLECTOR CARBURETOR The rear deflector , attached between the rear wheels of your mower , is provided to minimize the possibilty Your carburetor has a non - adjustable fixed main jet that objects will bethrown out the rear of the mower for mixture control , If your engine does not operate into the operator mowing position , properly due to suspectedcarburetor problems , take If the rear deflector becomes damaged , it should be your mower to on authorized Sears Service Center replaced , for repair and ad ) ustment . 13
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Your mower handle can be raised or lowered for your mowing comfort . ( Fig . 14A , 14B , 15A and 15B ) show the Four ( 4 ) positions that are ovalJable : High , medium high , medium low and Iow . Handles are shipped mounted in the medium low position ( See Fig . 14A ) • Ta change from medwumlow to medium high pasb tion , the upper and lower handle sections will have to be turned over ( See Fig . . 14B ) . • Remove the controls and operator presence con - trol bar from the upper handie . L • Remove the starter rope guide from the handle trim plate and two ( 2 } self - tapping screws that FIG , 14A FIG . I4B hold the trim plate to the handie _ • Disconnect the lower handle from the handle brackets ( See Fig . 16 ) _ • Turn the handle over and reassemble all of the parts that have been removed ( See Fig , 16 ) _ • Reassemble the handle trim plate and the starter rope guide . • Reassemble the controls and the operator presence control bar to the upper handle ° CAUTIONT . H , EOPERATOPRRESENCCOENTROLE BARMUSTPIVOTFREELTYO PERMffBLAD BRAKEENGAGEMEWNHTENCONTROBLARIS RELEASEDD . O NOT OVERTIGHTETNHE FASTENEHROSLDINGTHECONTROLTSOTHE FIG . 1SA FIG . tSB , UPPERHANDLE . r • To change from medium low to high position , only the upper handle section will have to be lurned over ( See Fig _ 15A ) _ = To change from medium tow to low position , on - ly the lower handle section will have to be turn _ ed over ( See Fig . 15B ) , NOTE : Handle height positions , as shown infig , 14A thru fig , 15B , are approximate and are measured from t _ e ground to the top of the handle with the wheels set in the mid - cut position . FIG . 16 14
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STORAGE . . . . . . . Your mower and engine should be prepared for off - , 11111111 season storage as follows : MOWER • Clean underside of mower housing . ( See " Clean - 0S7 / ing " in maintenance section of manuaL ) , Inspect and replace / sharpen blade , if required r , . / ) / 2 < / ] ( See " Blade / Blade Flange Core " inmaintenance section of manual ) _ • Flose grass catcher off with water and let dry before storing , • Lubricate as shown in Service Recommendation chart on page 16 of manual . HANDLE • You can Fold your mower handIe for storage as FIG . 17 shown in Fig ° t7o • To fold , squeeze the bottom ends of the lower handle toward each other until Ihe lower handle clears the handle bracket , then move handle for - ILOWER ward ( See Fig . 18 ) . IMPORTANT : WHEN FOLDING THE HANDLE FOR HANDLE STORAGE OR TRANSPORTATION , BE SURE TO FOLD THE HANDLE AS SHOWN IN FIG , t70 IF YOU FOLD THE UPPER HANDLE SECTION THE WRONG WAY , YOU MAY DAMAGE THE CONTROL CABLES _ ENGINE ING PIN * Changeoil ( See " To ChangeOil " inmaintenance sectionof manual ) FIGo18 o Drain Fueland Run Engine untilfuel systemis empty ° IMPORTANT : IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT OTHER GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMINGRTS IN ESSENTIALFUELSYSTEMPA e SUCH AS THECARBURETOR , FUEL Do notstoregasoline from one seasonto another o FILTER , FUELHOSEtORTANK DUR . Replace your gasoline can if your can startstose ING STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCE rust ° Rustandlor dirt inyour gasoline can cau INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL _ Droblems . BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED o nat storeyour mower under any plasliccover . Plasticcannotbreathewhich allows condensallon GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL to form and can cause your mower to rusL OR METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS OTON When settingup your handle from the storage SEPARATION AND FORMATI position , thelower handlewilt automaticallylock OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE . rote the mowing position . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE .
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I1 ' ' 1 . . . . . . . . . . III I ! " li ' , h ' _ , _ , l " l " ' " lHl ' : ' : _ _ . dL , , i , - - I SERVICERECOMMENDATIONS ! 11 i1 , 111 _ 1,1iiii , , , , , , i : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; , ; , , - - i iii , i iiii , rl SCHEDULE SERVICDEAIE _ SERVICREECORD Fill in dalei al you complete regular service First Every Every Every Everye 2 10 25 50 Us Hours Hour _ Hour _ Hours t / ' Blades _ Sharpened v " Blades Replaced v " Engine Oil Change Engine O _ 1 Check Air Cleaner Replaced Spark Plug Repfaced Lubrlcale Mower Cfeoning m Grass Calcher ( if applicable ) Muffler Belt & Pulley _ ' - CHECK BRICATIONCHART SAE 30W MOTOR OIL ( lOW 30 ) SPRAY LUBRICANT BRAKE SPRING BRACKET ( _ HANDLE BRACKET MOUNTING _ ENGINE OIL WHEEL ADJUSTER _ " _ REAR DOOR HINGE 16
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i , i _ , ii , LJl _ , l ± _ l , 1,1 , , , iii , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , , _ _ _ 1 i TROUBLSEHOOTINGPOINTS iii i , i II ii , i , , i I I I , , iiiiiiiiiiii i , ii i , i iiiiii , i1 , 1 , 71 , CORRECTION PROBLEM CAUSE Doesnaf I . Replace Air Filter , Dirt ) , Air Filter . . . Ou ) oFgasoline Fil | gasoline tank , Start 3 . Stale Gaioltne . 3 , Droln gas tank and refiff wile flesh gasoline , 4 Spark plug wire is disconnected from tEe spark plug _ Cannoct wire la spark piugo _ . Bad spark plug . , Replace spark plug . Drain tankand refll | with fresh , dean • Water in rgasolineooken 7o Looseblade or b b _ ade gasoline flange , 7 - Tighten blade nut and / or replace 8 , Operator PresenceControl Bar in re - blade flange - ' eased position 8 , DepressOperator PresenceControl Barr 9 . Operator PresenceControl Bar defec _ • Replace Operator PresenceCentre ] Ba five 1 , , Rear of mower housing / biotin I . Raise rear of mower housing one ( t ) Pewer setting higher lean front , dragging in heavy grass . Cuttingtoo muchgrass , 2 . Set in " Higher Cut " position . " Dirty air fi | ter 3 , C | ean or replace air fi { lar . 41 Build - upof gross , leaves , and 4 , Oiscanned spark plug wire and trashunder mower houstng clean underside of mower housing , 5 , Cut at slower walking speed , 5 . Walhieg speed Ioo fast . 6 . , Too much ol _ In engine , 6 _ Check engine eli level , Poort _ - ) , Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade Tighten blade nut , Uneven , Set eli wheels at same height , 2 _ Wheet heightsuneven ° 3 . Sel engine speed selector on 3 . Low engine speed . " HIGH " or " FAST " 4 _ Build - upof gross , leaves and ) rose under mower hausingr 4 _ Disconnectspark plug wire & clean undersideof mower housing iiiiiiii iiiin iiiii Toomuch 1 , Warn or bent blade . . Replace blade . V ] bratlon 2r LOOSe b _ adn , " rigElenblade nut , 3 , ContactSears Service Department , 3 , Benlengine crankshaft , , L L L i , L J t , , L , H SlerterRope I Flywheel brake is on when Operalor 1 , DepressOperator PresenceContra _ Heldto PeI ! PresenceControl Bar is released _ Bar to upper handle before pulling 2 _ Bentengine crankshaft , on slorter rope . 3 , Blade flange sheared 2 , ContactSears Service Department 4 . Blade dragging tn grass . 3 _ Replace blade flange , 4 . , Get over low grass ondlor hard surface to start engine . CatcheNr ot I ° Raise culling helghL I Cu ) ling height too low . Lift on blade ' , , yarn off , Filling Completely . Replace blade . , Clean / replace catcher bag , 3 . Catcherbag dtrly , poor air if optional grass catcher is being venting , used • 4 _ Low engine speed , 4 . Set engine speed selector on " HIGH " or " FAST " HARDTO PUSH 1 . High Grass or culflng height too low , 1 . Raise cuffingheight , 2o Rear of mower houstngtblade 2 , Raise rear of mower housing one ( 1 ) setting higher than front , dragging in heavy grass , 3 , Grass catcher too Full . Empty grass catcher 4 , Handle height positionnot right for you . , Adjust handle height to suit - 17
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REPAIR PARTS CRAFTSMAN 22 " ROTARY LAWN MOWER 917.372270 \
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REPAIR PARTS CRAFTSMAN 22 " ROTARY LAWN MOWER 917.372270 Ref . PART Part Name Ref . Part Part Name No . No . No . No . , , J i J HHI 1 750081 Upper Handle 35 55187 Thread Cutting Screw 5116 - 18 x 2 700054 Lower Handle 314 36 63124 3 86874 Zone Control Locknut 5 / 16 - 18 37 _ JOffT6 84089 Wheel Adjusting Bracket ( Left ) _ Tt 4 Bail Control 38 7EOO - T5 Wheel Adjusting Bracket ( Right ) _ ; 5 85768 Hex Thread Rolling Screw 10 - 24 39 84920 Spacer • x 3t4 4O 86929 Selector Springb 6 85827 Cable Clip 41 77865 Selector Kno 7 700148 Handle Pad 42 87887 Axle Arm Assembly 8 63688 Handle Knob 43 62335 Spring Washert 9 34372A Bracket rope Guide ( See Engine 44 84921 Shoulder Bol Parts List ) ( Source ! 43 | 45 87727 Wheel & Tire Assembly 9 x 2 46 10 63601 Locknut 1 / 4 - 20 52160 Washer 47 1 ! 58714 55015 Handle Bolt 5t16 - 18 x ! 314 Retainer Cllp 48 77400 12 51793 Hubcap Hairpin Cotter 49 66238 Carriage Bolt 5t16 - 18 x 518 13 85424 Trim Plate 50 74400 Locknot 318 - 16 14 85436 Hex Washer Head Machine Screw 51 87587 Front Baffle 114 - 20 x t 1 / 2 52 69334 Blade 22 " 15 85529 Nylon Bushing 53 51433 Locknut 85825 16 Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 1 54 54867 BellviUe Washer 17 87594 Side Baffle 55 69385 Washer 18 88669 Discharge Baffle 56 87712 Blade Flange 19 54583 57 48108 Self Tapping Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 112 Mower Housing gnc . Ref _ 17 . 22 . 20 88308 25 & 511 Pop Rivet 1 / 8 x 318 58 85463 Danger Decal 21 81283 Self Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 3 / 8 59 68205 Hex Head Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 7 ! 8 22 88644 Back Plate 60 83629 Belt Snubber 23 87596 Rear Baffle 61 87677 Hi Pro Key # HP - 5O5 24 41945 Threaded Screw 10 _ 24 x I / 2 62 85543 Engine Pulley 25 69180 Lacknut 10 - 24 63 85446 Cable Assembly 26 87760 Rear Door ( Use 48137 Doer & 64 83813 Hex Head Machine Screw 10 - 32 Hinge Kit ) x 9132 27 87145 65 70385 Spr _ ng Cable Clip 56 81276 28 51959 E - Ring Hex Head Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x t12 29 87569 Hinge Rod 67 87272 Instruction Decal 30 87626 Hinge Bracket { Use 48137 Door & 68 85425 Trim Plate Decal Htnge Kit } 69 88652 Hinge Screw 88653 31 Sealing Strip 7O 750036 Engine Assembly 143.394232 88667 32 Rear Skirt ( See Pages 22 - 241 33 86914 Handle Bracket Assembly ( Left ) 750039 Owners Manuat 34 86915 Handle Bracket Assembly ( Right )
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REPAIR PARTS CRAFTSMAN 22 " ROTARY LAWN MOWER 917.372270 23 39 22 1 , o O _ 0
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REPAIR PARTS CRAFTSMAN 22 " ROTARY LAWN MOWER 917.372270 Ref . Part Part Name Ref . Pert Pe _ Name No . No . No . NO , 1 87025 27 Drive Control 63601 Locknut 1 / 4.20 2 48029 Drive Heed Kit 28 68038 Locknut 1 / 4,20 29 48030 Drive Control Cable Kit Spring . , - _ L _ . ' _ , , 30 i75192 4 750029 Machine Screw 10 - 24 x 2 Spring 31 157076 Woodruff Kay # 213 5 74189 Locknut 10 - 24 32 i55692 Woodruff Key # 3 6 83691 V - Belt 33 i48128 Gear Case Replacement Kit 7 61528 Flat Head Machine Screw 114 - 20 x 34 i83681 Drive Pulley 314 35 ! 74976 Retaining Ring 8 54338 Hex Head Bait 114 - 20 x 314 36 187691 Drive Cover 9 STD582087 RetainTng Ring 37 187866 Pan Head Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 2 10 _ 694 _ Wheel Adjusting Bracket _ J _ " i _ ' OG _ " 3 / 4 11 88285 38 ! 750097 Axle Arm Assembly _ _ - 00 | ( o Hex Head Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 12 77865 Knob 1 / 2 39 ! 87885 13 86937 Drive Cover Decal Selector Spring ( Left ) 40 : 4 _ 095 iWheel Adjuster Assembly ( Left ) 14 86939 Selector Sp # ng ( Right ) to 41 148096 Wheel Adjuster Assembly ( Right ) 15 86274 Spring Washer 42 169180 Locknut 10 - 24 16 86273 Spacer Bearing 43 87682 Catcher Baffle 17 764O1 Dust Cover 44 87679 Catcher Bottom 18 74507 Pinion 45 : 87873 Truss Head Screw 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 19 STD581050 E - Ring 46 87678 Catcher Top 20 87729 Wheel & Tire Assembly 8 x 2 47 : 700216 Setf Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 21 86960 48 87871 Bushing Catcher Frame 22 52160 49 87870 Washer Truss Head Screw 114,20 x 518 50 103227X Catcher Handle 23 55015 Retainer Clip 51 24 77400 Clipping Deflector Accessory ( not Hubcap nctuded with mowerJ 71 33303 25 750108 Hex Washer Head Tapping Screw 10 - 24 x 3 / 8 26 83700 Cable Clamp
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CRAFTSMAN22 " POWER . , PROPELLED REPAIRPARTS LAWNMOWER917 . 372270 GEARCASEASSEMBLPYARTNUMBER88448 B Ref . Parl Name ReL Parl Part Name Pa _ No . No , Ha . No . ! 53838 12 87822 GroovedPin I / 8 x 3 / 4 gaps LocknutI / 4 - 20 2 85178 13 86447 Adusltng Era & at Pluglical 88386 14 83659 He Gear 3 ShifterAssemby 57072 f _ al 15 75424 JewQuoth 4 57388 GroovedPin I / 8 X I / 2 16 63304 Grease 56 48032 _ D58 | 050 I178 Gear CaseHalves ( Inc . Upper & E - RIn8 83684 LowerHalves ) ( Ind . Role 4 , S , 7 ) _ uare Key 7 77881 19 83720 Warm Shaft Bearing 8 77039 65692 20 SpringBracket WoodruffKay / / 3 9 79946 Drive Shah Gear 21 83680 Worm 57879 Hardened Washer 22 5TD5225t2 HoxHead'raw ! / 4 - 20 x 101 ! 75144 Yoke Clutch ! I / 4 22
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CARBURETOR NO . 632388 ReL Vntt I No , Part Name f 632388 ] Carburolor 13 63t615 ! Shaft _ - Lever Asey _ ThrotUe 631616 t Shutter , Throttte 15 45 65 _ 5 _ 6 I Screw . Throttle shutter 631767 ! Spdng , Throttle return 6791112 E ' _ t971 1 Seat , Dust 53t11 _ I Washer , Flat 532047 I PHrner Assy 631027 I Plug , Welch 531021 ! inle _ Needle , Seat 6 Cllp Assy llnct No . 13 ) ! 3 _ 1022 I Clip , inlet needle 14 332019 t Float , Carburetor 15 _ 1024 t Shaft , Float 16 _ 31700 ISowf , Fioat 21 _ 31334 I Gasket , Bowl - to - body _ t6 22 _ 31935 I Nut , Float bowl 25 L 12 k3102FJ I Gasket , Bowl . . to - body I I 26 k " Z177R I Fitting , Fuat iniet _ - - - - - - 2t i i J t / REWIND STARTER NO , 590621 u = = H = H , H Rel Part No , No . Part Name 590621 Starter , Rewind 1 590599 , Pin , Spdng { Incl . No 4 ) 2 59O6O0 Washer 3 590615 Retainer 4 590601816 Washer 5 59 _ 859 Spring , Brake 6 590 Dog , Statler 7 95906176182022 Spring , Dog 8 . % _ 60061O6 Pulley 9 959590 Spring , R _ wind 101I Cover , Spring 5 Ho _ Jslng Aeey . Starter 12 690535 Rope , Starter ( Length 98 ° ` 8 " g164 ' " dieJ 13 590452 Handle , Sterter 28
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CRAFTSMA4N " CYCLEENGINE MODELNUMBER : 143.394232 24
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CRAFTSMA4N - CYCLEENGINE MODFLNUMBER : 143.394232 Part Ref Part No , Part Name No . No . Part Name 34959 71 30200 Screw , Hex washe _ hd Same sel ( Cylinder Assy linct Nos 3 , 4 54 , 55 e 56 ) topping . 10 - 24 x 9 / 16 26727 72 338O2 Pin . Daws ! Spdng Compression 73 31342 32600 Seal . OIl Spring Compression32 74 650777 Screw , FH hd 5 x 21 32 293t48 Valve . Intake ( Std . l ( Inot No 101 29315C Valve . intake 1t / 32 " oversize ) ( _ nc ( 75 650549 Screw , Fil hd . 6,40 x 7 t6 No I0 ) 78 35727 Control Assy . Speed Hncl Nos 72 29313C 73 , 74 8 751 Valve , Exhauet ( Std I ( IneI No 101 77 32410 29315C Valve , Exhaust ( t / 32 " oversize ) Knob , Speed conlrO ) 78 34336 Link , Govemor , tc - thfoItle ( InC ) No 10 ) 35167 _ eeeL Inst ructiO _ 31672 79 Spring , Ve ) ve Wire . Ground 31673 80 34961 Cap , Lower vatve spring 35175 Crankshaft 81 35065 Cover Air cleaner 32323 Washer . Thrust 82 35067 Col ( at , Air cleaner 35544 83 " 28756 Gasket , Carbutelo _ Piston . Pin B " Ring Assy ( Std ) ( ) nc _ 6201 Nes 14A , 15 E _ tfI 85 Screw . Hex hd , I 4 - 28 x 7 8 Nut & ' Lockwasher 1 4 - 28 35545 86 29752 P ( stono Pin 8 Ring Assy , ( , 010 over - 87 35065 Filter , Air cleanm size ) ( ( ncL Nee , 14A , 15 Et 161 35546 88 35068 Clamp , Air cIeane _ Piston , Pin _ " Ring Assy , ( 020 over , 89 3331 Ai _ Cleaner Kit ( ( ncINoB 81 82 87 Er size ] { ) ncL Nee 14A , " ! 5 8 - 16 ) 881 35541 Piston 8 " Pin Assy . ( Std ) ( IncL No 161 35542 Piston e Pin Assy ( O10 oversizeI 90 650548 Screw , Hex washer hd 8 - 32 x 5 16 find No , ! 61 98 35478 Hot , sing Blower 36543 99 950831 Screw Hex washer hd Powedok Platen 8 - Pin ASSV ( 020 oversize } find No 161 thread 1 _ 4 - 20 x 15 32 t00 302O0 Screw . Hex washer hd Same sol ( 35,547 Ring Set . Piston ( Std , I 35548 tapping , 10 - 24x 9 16 Ring Set . Piston ( 010 overslzeI 35549 101 36565 Tank Aesy , . Fuel ( loci No 102,9 1031 Ring Set . Piston ( 020 ove _ sizeI 35355 20381 I02 Cap . Fuel tank Ring . Piston pin retaining 309638 tO3 26460 Clamp , Fuelline Rod Asey , Connecting ( lnd No 18 ) 32510A 105 34357 Line . Fuel Bolt , Connecting rod 27241 105 650815 Lilter , Valve Washer , Beltoviile 650816 33148A Camshaft ( Compression Release ) 107 Nut Flywheel 108 35000 29914 H _ b , Starter Pump Asay , Oil " 35261 120 271816 Muffler Assy ( Ind No . 121I GaskeL Mounting flange 34311S 121 650796 Screw r Hex hd , 1 4,20 x 2 1 4 Flange Assy , Mounting Und NOS 26 123 650562 27 , 28 , 32 ) Screw , Hex washer hd shake - , proof 27897 ! 0.32 × ] 2 Seat , eli ° 28833 124 34265 Gasket . Oil fU ) tube Gasket , Oil drain piu8 35577 30572 t25 Tube Assy . Oil filler Plug , Oildra _ n 650488 126 35578 Dipstick , O ( I Screw , He ; { hd Seine , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.1 / 4 35479 Washer . Flat ! 26A 35499 " O " Ring 30574 130 35392 Shaft . Mechanical governor Plug , Starterx 30591 t3 ! 650884 Screw . He washer hd 532 x I 2 Gear Assy , Governor find No 31 } ! 33 610118 29193 Cover , Spark plug Ring . Retaining 30588A t34 34443A SolidState Assy Spool Governor 31335 135 650814 Screw , Terx hex washer hd Some Clamp , Governor lever 30589 10,24 x 1 Rod , Governor { lnclNo 38 ) 28277 136 34080 WasheL Fiat Spacer , F ) ywheel Key 31383A 137 611112 Lever , Governor Ftywhee ! 31361 138 35015A Bracket Assy , Brake Spring , Governor 611004 139 34965 Spdng , Extension Key , Flywheel ( Solid State ) " 32643A 140 34966 Link Control Gasket , Cytindat head 34335 141 32309 Heed , Cylinder Ring , Re _ aining 6021A t42 34968 Level Brake Screw , Hax flange hd , 51t618x 1112 t43 610973 35395 Resistor Spark Plug ( Champion RJ - Te _ minat ASSy 145 550839 Screw . Hex washer hd PowerIok 19LM or equivalent } 1 , ' 4 - 20 X 3 B " 27234A Gasket , VaNe spring cover 32755 150 632388 Carburetor ( InelNo B3I Cover , Valve spring box 30200 151 580621 S tarter , Rewind Screw , Hex washer hd Seres , soil , , 152 33238D Gasket Set ( Incl items marked " } tapping . 10 _ 24 x 9 / 16 34215 Breather Assy flncl Nee 54 _ 561 " 32760A Gasket , Breather RPM Speed Settings : 650128 Screw . Hex hd , Seres , 10 - 24 x 112 Low . 2050 ; High , 3000 34985 Retalner _ Starter rope 35168 " indicates Parts included in Bracket , Rope guide ' 34690A Gasket Set . Ref No 152 Gasket , Intake 31384A Pipe , Intake ( incl . No 59 ) 650451 Screw . Hex hd Some , 114 - 20 x 1 34337 Unk , Governor spring 25
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I : RRFTSMRNo OWNER'S 4.0 RESERVPEOWER 22 " REARBAGGER MANUAL POWERPROPELLED ROTARYLAWNMOWER MODELNO . 917.372270 Each Lawn Mower has its own model number ° Each engine has its own model number . The modeI number for your lawn mower will be found on a decal attached to the rear of the mower housing ° The model number for the engine wilS be found on the Blower Housing of the engine adjacent to the spark pbgo All parts listed herein may be ordered through Sears , _ Roebuck and Co , Service Centers and most Retail Stores . WHENORDERINGREPAIRPARTSA , LWAYSGIVETHEFOLLOWING INFORMATION : * PRODUC - T " ROTARY LAWNMOWER " * MODELNUMBER - 917.372270 HOW TO ORDER " ENGINEMODELNOr - 143.394232 REPAIRPARTS * PARTNUMBER * PARTDESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you con - sider that Sears has service unitsnationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians _ . , , professionat technicianss , specificallytrained on Sears products , having the part tools and the equlpmenl to insurethat we meekour pledge to you , we service what we sell . 60684 U . S . A . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 750039 Rev , 1 02127 / 89 PrintedIn U _ S . A ,
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1590599 Pin, spring
10590620 Cover
11590622 Housing assy., starter
12590535 Rope starter
13590452 Handle, starter
14590621 Starter, rewind
2590600 Washer
3590615 Retainer
4590601 Washer
5590598 Spring
6590616 Dog, starter (2 req.)
7590617 Spring
8590618 Pulley
9590619 Spring
1631615 Lever shaft
11631027 Plug
12631021 Inlet needle, seat & clip assy. (incl. no. 13)
13631022 Clip
14632019 Float
15631024 Float carburetor
16631700 Bowl
21631334 Gasket, bowl-to-body
22631935 Nut, float bowl
25631028 Gasket, bowl-to-body
26631775 Fuel inlet
27632388 Carburetor
3631616 Shutter
4680808 Screw, throttle shutter
5631767 Spring
6631971 Seal, dust
7631184 Washer
9632047 Primer assy.
153838 Keps locknut 1/4-20
1057079 Washer
1175144 Yoke clutch
1287822 Grooved pin 1/8 x 3/4
1386447 Plug
1483659 Helical gear
1575424 Jaw clutch
1663304 Grease
17STD581050 E-ring
1883684 Square key
1983720 Worm shaft
285178 Adjusting bracket
2065692 Woodruff key
2183680 Worm
22STD522512 Hex head screw 1/4-20 x 1 1/4
388386 Shifter assembly
457072 Seal
557388 Drive lok pin 1/8 diameter x 1/2
648032 Kit case
777881 Bearing
877039 Spring bracket
979946 Drive shaft gear
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1750081 Upper handle
1063601 Locknut 1/4-20
1158714 Handle bolt 5/16-18 x 1 3/4
1251793 Hairpin
1385424 Trim plate
1485436 Hex washer head machine screw 1/4-20 x 1 1/2
1585529 Bushing
1685825 Tappiing screw 10-24 x 1
1787594 Side baffle
1888669 Discharge baffle
1954583 Self tapping screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
2700054 Lower handle
2088308 Pop rivet 1/8 x 3/8
2181283 Screw
2288644 Back plate
2387596 Rear baffle
2441945 Threaded screw 10-24 x 1/2
2569180 Locknut 10-24
2687760 Rear door (use 48137 door and hinge kit)
2787145 Spring
2851959 E-ring
2987569 Hinge rod
386874 Zone control
3087626 Hinge bracket (use 48137 door and hinge kit)
3188653 Sealing strip
3288667 Rear skirt
3386914 Handle bracket assembly (left)
3486915 Handle bracket assembly (right)
3555187 Screw
3663124 Locknut 5/16-18
37750016 Wheel adjusting bracket (left)
38750015 Wheel adjusting bracket (right)
3984920 Spacer
484089 Bail control
4086929 Selector spring
4177865 Selector knob
4287887 Axle arm assembly
4362335 Washer
4484921 Shoulder bolt
4587727 Wheel and tire assembly 9.0 x 2.0
4652160 Washer
4755015 Retainer clip (r.r. - l.r. - r.f. - l.f.)
4877400 Hub cap
4966238 Carriage bolt 5/16-18 x 5/8
585768 Hex thread rolling screw 10-24 x 3/4
5074400 Locknut 3/8-16
5187587 Front baffle
5269334 Blade 22"
5351433 Locknut
5454867 Bellville washer
5569385 Washer
5687712 Blade flange
5748108 Mower housing (inc. ref. 17,22,25 and 51)
5885463 Decal - danger
5968205 Hex head screw 5/16-18 x 7/8
685827 Clip
6083629 Belt snubber
6187677 High - pro key
6285543 Pulley, engiine
6385446 Cable
6483813 Hex head machine screw 10-32 x 9/32
6570385 Cable clip
6681276 Hex head tapping screw 10-24 x 1/2
6787272 Instruction decal
6885425 Trim plate decal
6988652 Hinge screw
7700148 Handle pad
70750036 Engine assembly 143.394232
863688 Handle knob
934372A Bracket rope guide (see engine parts list)(sour...
0750039 Owners manual
187025 Drive control (incl. ref #2, 3)
1086941 Wheel adjusting bracket
1188285 Axle arm assembly
1277865 Knob
1386937 Selector spring (left)
1486939 Selector spring (right)
1586274 Washer
1686273 Spacer bearing
1776401 Dust cover r.f.-l.f.
1874507 Pinion
19STD581050 E-ring
287025 Drive head kit
2087729 Wheel and tire assembly 8 x 2
2186960 Bushing
2252160 Washer
2355015 Retainer clip (r.r. - l.r. - r.f. - l.f.)
2477400 Hub cap
25750108 Screw
2683700 Cable clamp
2763601 Locknut 1/4-20
2868038 Locknut 1/4-20
2987569 Spring
387025 Drive control cable kit
3075192 Spring
3157076 Woodruff key #213
3265692 Woodruff key
3348128 Gear case replacement kit
3483681 Drive pulley
3574976 Ring
3687691 Drive cover
3787866 Pan head tapping screw 10-24 x 2 3/4
38750097 Hex washer head self-tapping screw #10-24 x 1/2
3987885 Drive cover decal
4750029 Screw
4048095 Wheel adjuster assembly (left)
4148096 Wheel adjuster assembly (right)
4269180 Locknut 10-24
4387682 Catcher baffle
4487679 Catcher bottom
4587873 Truss head screw 10-24 x 5/8
4687678 Catcher top
47700216 Self tapping screw 10-24 x 5/8
4887871 Catcher frame
4987870 Truss head screw 1/4-20 x 5/8
574189 Locknut 10-24
50103227X Catcher handle
51N/P Clipping deflector accessory (not included with...
683691 V-belt - 3l
761528 Flat head machine screw 1/4-20 x 3/4
854338 Hex head bolt 1/4-20 x 3/4
9STD582087 Retaining ring