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Owner's Manual ( RAFTSMRN 6.0 HORSEPOWER 21 " MULTI - CUT ROTARY LAWN MOWER Model No . 917.388380 • 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 , IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website : www . sears . com / craftsman
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2 Product Specifications 11 Warranty Safety Rules 2 Service and Adjustments 13 Assembly 4 Storage 14 6 Troubleshooting 15 Operationance Mainten Schedule 10 Repair Parts 34 Maintenance . 10 Parts Ordering Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER For two years from date of purchase , when this Craftsman Lawn Mower 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 workman - ship . : If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as rotary mower blades , blade adapters , belts , air cleaners and spark plug . • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including bent crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . 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 , ROEBUCK AND CO . , D / 817 WA , HOFFMAN ESTATES , ILLINOIS 60179 Safety standards require operator • Do not operate mower if it has been presence control to minimize the risk of dropped or damaged in any manner . injury . Your unit is equipped with cuch Always have damage repaired before controls , do not attempt to defeat the using your mower . function of the operator presence controls • Do not use accessory attachments that under any circumstances . are not recommended by the manufac - TRAINING : turer . Use of such attachments may be hazardous . • Read this operator's manual carefully . Become familiar with the controls and • The blade turns when the engine is running . know how to operate your mower PREPARATION : properly . Learn how to quickly stop mower . • Always thoroughly check the area to be • Do not allow children to use your mowed and clear it of all stones , sticks , mower . Never allow adults to use wires , bones , and other foreign objects . mower without proper instructions . These objects will be thrown by the • Keep the area of operation clear of all blade and can cause severe injury . persons , especially small children and • Always wear safety glasses or eye pets . shields when starting and while using • Use mower only as the manufacturer your mower . intended and as described in this • Dress properly . Do not operate mower manual . when barefoot or wearing open 2
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sandals . Wear only solid shoos with • Never cut grass by pulling the mower good traction when mowing . towards you . Mow across the face of ° Check fuel tank before starting engine . slopes , never up and down or you Do not fill gas tank indoors , when the might lose your footing . Do not mow engine is running or when the engine is excessively steep slopes . Use caution hot . Allow the engine to cool for several when operating the mower on uneven minutes before filling the gas tank . terrain or when changing directions - Clean off any spilled gasoline before maintain good footing . starting the engine . • Never operate your mower without • Always make wheel height adjustments proper guards , plates , grass catcher or before starting your mower . Never other safety devices in place . MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE : attempt to do this while the engine is running . • Check the blade and the engine • Mow only in daylight or good artificial mounting bolts often to be sure they are light . tightened properly . OPERATION : • Check all bolts , nuts and screws at • Keep your eyes and mind on your frequent intervals for proper tightness to mower and the area being cut . Do not be sure mower is in safe working condition . let other interests distract you . • Do not mow wet or slippery grass . • Keep all safety devices in place and Never run while operating your mower . working . Always be sure of your footing - keep a • To reduce fire hazard , keep the engine firm hold on the handles and walk . free of grass , leaves or excessive • Do not put hands or feet near or under grease and oil . rotating parts . Keep clear of the • Check grass catcher often for deteriora - discharge opening at all times . tion and wear and replace worn bags . • Always stop the engine whenever you Use only replacement bags that are leave or are not using your mower , or recommended by and comply with before crossing driveways , walks , specifications of the manufacturer of roads , and any gravel - covered areas . your mower . • Never direct discharge of material • Always keep a sharp blade on your mower . toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the mower while you are operating • Allow engine to cool before storing in it . any enclosure . • Before cleaning , inspecting , or repair - • Never store mower with fuel in the tank ing your mower , stop the engine and inside a building where fumes may make absolutely sure the blade and all reach an open flame or an ignition moving parts have stopped . Then source such as a hot water heater , disconnect the spark plug wire and space heater , clothes dryer , etc . keep it away from the spark plug to Look for this symbol to point out important prevent accidental starting . safety precautions . It means CAUTIONtH • Do not continue to run your mower if BECOMEALERT ! ! ! YOUR SAFETY IS you hit a foreign object . Follow the INVOLVED . procedure outlined above , then repair p _ ugCAUTION : Always disconnect spark any damage before restarting and wire and place wire where it cannot operating your mower . contact spark plug in order to prevent • Do not change the governor settings or accidental starting when setting up , overspeed the engine . Engine damage transporting , adjusting or making repairs . or personal injury may result . • Do not operate your mower if it vibrates _ IsWARNING : The engine exhaust from abnormally . Excessive vibration is an product contains chemicals known to indication of damage ; stop the engine , the State of California to cause cancer , safely check for the cause of vibration birth defects , or other reproductive harm . and repair as required . • Do not run the engine indoors . Exhaust fumes are dangerous . ' 3
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These accessorieswere availablewhen thislawn mower was produced . They are not shipped with your mower . They are alsoavailableat mostSears retailoutletsend service centers . Most Sears stores can alsoorder repairpartsfor you , when you providethe model numberof yourlawn mower . Some of these accessoriesmay notapplyto yourlawn mower . LAWN MOWER PERFORMANCE rt tr CLIPPING DEFLECTOR MULCHER KITS FOR REAR DISCHARGE LAWN MOWERS STABILIZER GRASS CATCHERS / FOR FOR REAR DISCHARGE SIDE DISCHARGE - _ ! GRASS SCATCHERS LAWN MOWERS LAWN MOWER GAS CANS LAWN MOWER MAINTENANCE MUFFLERS AIR RLTERS SPARK PLUGS , F - - BELTS BLADES BLADE ADAPTERS WHEELS ENGINE OIL Read these instructionsand this manual in TO REMOVE LAWN MOWER FROM itsentirety before you attempt to assemble CARTON or operate your new lawn mower . • Remove loose parts included with IMPORTANT : This lawn mower is shipped mower . WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE inthe • Cut down two end corners of carton and engine . lay end panel down fiat . Your new lawn mower has been as - • Remove all packing materials except sembled at the factory with the exception of padding between upper end . lower those parts left unassembled for shipping handle end padding holding operator purposes . To ensure safe and proper presence control bar to upper handle . operation of your lawn mower , all parts and • Roll lawn mower out of carton and check hardware you assemble must be tightened carton thoroughly for additional loose securely . Use the correct toolsas neces - parts . sary to ensure propertightness . All parts such as nuts , washers , bolts , etc . , neces - sary to complete the assembly have been placed in the parts bag . 4
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Operator presence HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN control bar TO UNFOLD HANDLE IMPORTANT : Unfold handle carefully so as not to pinch or damage control cables . Lift up • Raise handles until lower handle Liftup section locks into place in mowing position . I position • Remove protective padding , raise upper handle section into place on lower Lower handle handle and tighten both handle knobs . • Remove handle padding holding TO INSTALL A'r'I'ACHMENTS operator presence control bar to upper Your lawn mower was shipped ready to handle . be used as a mulcher . To convert to • Your lawn mower handle can be bagging or discharging , see ' q'o convert adjusted for your mowing comfort . Refer mower " in the OPERATION section of this to " Adjust Handle " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual , manual . 5
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I _ IOWYOURLAWNMOWB : I READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAl _ AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER . Compare the illuslra _ ns with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the _ of varkx _ conlmle and edit . Save this manual for future reference . These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . CAUTION ENGINE ENGINE FAST SLOW CHOKE FUEL OIL DANGER , I _ EEP HANDS OR WARNING ON OFF AND FEET AWAY control bar zone control cable Handle knob Grass Engine oil cap with dipstick , Primer Mulcher door Lawn mower housing IMPORTANT : This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUTOILOR GASOLINE inthe adjuster enQine . ( on each wheel ) MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Sears rotary walk - behind power lawn rnowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute end the U , S . Consumer Product Safety Commission . The blade turns when the engine is running , Operator Presence Control Bar - must be Primer - pumpsadditionalfuelfrom the held down to the handle to start the engine . carburetorto the cylinderfor use when Release to stop the engine . starlinga cold engine . Starter Handle - used for startingthe engine . 6
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REAR BAGGING Theoperation of any lawn mower can resultin foreignobjectsthrown • Li _ trear door of ' d'te lawn mowar and placo intothe eyes , which can resultin the grass catcher frame hooks onto the severe eye damage Always wear safety deer pivot pins . glassesor eye shieldswhile operatingyour • To convert to mulching or discharging lawn mower or performingany adjustments operalion , remove grass catcher and clos _ or repaim We recommenda wide vision rear door safetymask over spectadas or standard safetgy assas HOWTO USEYOUR LAWN MOWER ENGINE SPEED CONTROL The enginespeed was set at the factory for optimumperformance Speed is notadjust - Pivot pins able SIDE DISCHARGING ENGINE ZONE CONTROl _ • Rear door mustbe dosed . _ CAUTION : Federal regulationsstalled • Open mulcherdoorand installdischarge requtre an engine control to be in deflectorunderguardas shown . on this lawn mower in order to minimize • Mower is now readyfor discharging the risk of blade contact injury . Do not operation under any circumstances attempt to • To convertto mulchingor bagging defeat the function of the operator control . opera , on , discharge detlector must be The blade turns when the engine is removedand mulcherdoor must be running closed • Your lawn mower is equipped withan operator presencecontrolbar which SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBER requires the operator to be tpositionedart WHEN CONVERTING YOUR L & WN behind the lawn mower handle to s and MOWER operate the lawn mowerEIGHT FOR MULCHING - TO ADJUST CU'I - rlNG H • Raise wheels for lowcut and lowerwheels • Rear door dosed • Mulcher door closed for high cut . • Adjustcuttingheightto suityourrequire - FOR REAR BAGGING - ments Medium positionis bestfor most • Grass catcher installed lawns . • Muloher door dosed . • To change cuttingheight , squeeze adjuster FOR SIDE DISCHARGING - levertoward wheel Move wheel up or • Rear door dosed . downto suityourrequirements Be sureell wheels are inthe same setting . • Side discharge deflector installed . NOTE : Adjuster is properlypositionedwhen _ CAUTION : Do not run your lawn mower plate tab insertsinto hole in lever Also , 9 - positionadjustem ( if so equipped ) allowlever out rear door closed or app [ oved grass to be positionedbetween the plate tabs . catcher in place Never attempt to operate th _ LowerWheelsfor High Cut lawn mower with the rear door removed or PlateTab propped open Lever Raise Wheels for Low Cut TO CONVERT MOWER Mulcher Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be door used as a mulcher To convert to bagging or discharging : 7
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GAS Open MulcherDoor NOTE : Before filling fuel tank , remove and discard the debris plugthat is inside the tank . • Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , dean , regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in qusntJtJasthat can be used within 30 days to assure fuel Discharge . freshness . deflector _ dAR _ Experienceindicatesthat fuels ( calledgasohol or usingethanol or methanol ) can attract moisturewhich leads to separationand formstJonof acids duringstorage . Acidicgas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage . To avoidengine problems , the fuelsystem shouldbe emptiedbefore BEFORE STARTING ENGINE storage of 30 daysor longer . Drainthe fuel OIL tank , startthe engineand letitrun untilfuel Your lawn mower is shipped without oil in the lines and carburetorare empty . Use fresh fuel engine . nexi season . See StorageInstructionsfor • Be sure mower is level and area around oil additionalinfon _ ation . Never use engineor fill is dean . carburetorcleaner productsinfuel tank or • Remove engine oil cap and fill to the full permanentdamage may occur . line on the dipstick . Gasoline filler _ Engine oil NOTE : Allow oil to settle down into engine for accurate dipstick reading . cap _ cap • Engine holds 20 ozs . of oil . For type and ( Discard _ ' . _ - - _ - - - - - _ l grade of oil to use , see " ENGINE " in debris plug " _ r - _ . _ T1 ] ' Maintenance section of this manual . • Pour oil slowly . Do not over fill . • Check oil level before each use . Addoilif TO START ENGINE needed . Fill to full line on dipstick . • To starta cold engine , pushprimerthree • To read proper level , tighten engine oil cap ( 3 ) Umesbeforetryingto start . Use afirm each time . push . This step is not usually necessary • Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten . when starlingan engine which has already • Change the oil after every 25 hours of runfor a few minutas . eperation or each season . You may nsed • Hold operator presencecontrolbar down to change the oil more often under dusty , to the handleand pullstarterhandle dirty conditions . quickly . Do not allowstarterropeto snap back . • To stop engine , release operatorpresence controlbar . NOTE : In coolerweatherit may be necessary to repeat primingsteps . In warmer weather ever primingmay cause floodingand engine willnotstart , ffyoudo flood engine , wait a few minutesbefore attemptingto startanddo not repeat priming steps . 8
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MULCHING MOWING TIPS MOWlNGTIPS • Under cartein condi _ ons , such es very tall IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep grass , itmay be necessoryto raisethe mower housingfree of buiit - upgrassand trash , Clean UNDERSIDE OF MOWER height of cut to reduce pushingeffortand to keep from overloading the engine and HOUSING after each use . See " Cleaning " in MAINTENANCE eec _ Jonof this manual . leavingdumps of grassclippings . It may also be necessaryto reducegroundspeed • The specialmulchingbladewill recut the and / or runthe lawn mower overthe area a grass clippings many times and reduce secondtime . them in sizesothat as they fall ontothe • Forextremelyheavy cutting , reducethe lawnthey will disperseintothe grassand widthof cut by overlappingpreviouslyGut not be noticed . Also , the mulchedgrasswil pathand mow slowly . biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for • For bettergrass baggingand mostcutting the lawn . Always mulch with your highest conditions , the engine speed shouldbe set engine ( blade ) speed as this will provide inthe fastposition . the best reoutting action of the blades . • Pores inclothgrasscatcherscan become • Avoid cuttingyour lawn when itis wet . Wet filledwith dirtand dust withuse and grass tends to form clumps and interferes catcherswillcollectless grass . To prevent the mulching action . The best time to this , regularlyhose catcheroffwithwater mow your lawn is the early afternoon . At and letdry before using . this time the grass has driedand the newly • Keep top of enginearound starterclear cut area will notbe exposed to the direct and clean of grassclippingsand chaff . sun . This will help engine air flowand extend • For best results , adjustthe lawn mower engine life . cuttingheightsothat the lawn mower cuts offonlythe top one - thirdof the grass blades . If the lawn is overgrown itwill be necessaryto raisethe heightof cutto reducepushingeffortand to keep from overloading the engine and leaving dumps of mulchedgrass . For extremely heavy mulching , reduce your widthof cut , mow slowlyand raise the re _ r of the lawn mower one wheel adjuster setlJnghigher than thefront . • Certain typesof grassand grasscondi'dons may requirethat an area be mulcheda secondtime to comrYetelyhide the clippings . When doinga second cut , mow acrossor perpendicular to the firstcut path . • Change youroutting psttemfrom week eton week . Mow northto south oneweek th change to eastto weet the next week . This will help prevent mattingand grainingof the lawn . Max 1 / 3 9
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FILL AsYouCOMPLETE / _ _ " . _ _ . _ . _ _ _ ( _ hack for Leaea Fastanem _ I _ Clean / InepectGrassCatcher M CleanLawnMower O C ( PleaonwU _ n - d _ eroDpr _ ivIe _ MCoovwer ers ) l / Check drive beWpullays I1 _ RE ( Power - Propelled Mowers } CheckJSharpen / ICteplace Blade _ Lubrication Chart Clean Bat _ ry / Reohar _ e ElectrSitcartMowers / I / f / / 4 E _ heck Engine OII Level I _ ' N Change Engine Oil 1 _ 1.2 G Clean Air Filter I _ 2 I Inspect Muffler ipf N Clean or Replace Spark Plug v ' E Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge ll _ = I - Change more often when open , clingunder a heavy load or in higharnbiemtemperatures . 2 - Semite more often when oper _ ding _ ndirty or dusty cond _ o _ . 3 - Replace i0 _ des more often when mo _ ng in sandys _ . 4 - Charge 48 hoursat end of season . LUBRICATION CHART 3ENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Wheel Ihe warrantyon thislawnmowerdoes not _ overitems th _ have been subjectadto ) perat _ abuse or negligence . ToreceNefull raluefromthe _ Tanty , operatormust naintaJnmower as instructedin thismanual . adjustmentswillneed to be made _ - iodically to properlymaintainyourunit . _ 11adjustmentsinthe Service and _ j _ nts sectionof thismanual shouldbe : heckedat isast once each season . , Once a year , replace the sparkplug , replaceair filterelement and check blade for wea ' . A new spark plug and dean / new air filterelement assuresproperair - fuel _ ) Engine eil Rear mixtureand helpsyour engine run better aoor ) Handle br , acket and last longer . hinge mountingpin , Followthemaintenancescheduleinthis ( _ ) SPRAY LUBRICANT manual . SAlE30 MOTOR OIL . REFER TO = ZEFOREEACH USE ( _ ENGINE - MAINTENANCE SECTION . , Check engine oil level . , Check for loose fasteners . , . UBRICATION IMPORTANT : Do not oil or grease plastic ( eep unit well lubricated ( See " LUBRICATION whee _ bearings . VL _ cous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self ; HAR'r ' 3 . lubricating bearings . If you feel they must be lubricated , use only a dry , powdered graphite typelubricsapnatringly . 10
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS MODEL NUMBER 917.388380 SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF PURCHASE HORSEPOWER : 6.0 GASOLINE CAPACITY / TYPE : 1.6 QUARTS UNLEADED REGULAR OILTYPE ( API - SF / SG / SH ) : SAE 30 ( ABOVE 32 ° F ) SAE 5W - 30 ( BELOW 32 ° F ) OIL CAPACITY : 20 OZS . SPARK PLUG ( GAP : . 030 " ) CHAMPION RJ19LM OR J19LM VALVE CLEARANCE : INTAKE : . 004 - . 008 EXHAUST : . 004 - . 008 SOLID STATE IGNITION AIR GAP : . 01251N . BLADE BOLT TORQUE : 35 - 40FT . LBS . The model and serial numbers will be found on a decal attached to the roar of the lawn mower housing . Record both serial number and date of purchase in space provided above . LAWN MOWER • Remove blade and attaching hardware Always observe safety rules when performing ( bolt , lock washer and hardened any maintenance . washer ) . NOTE : Remove the blade adapter and " I1RES check the key inside hub of blade adapter . • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect The key must be in good condition to work conttol chemicals which can harm rubber . properly . Replace adapter if damaged . • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp TO REPLACE BLADE objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage . • Position the blade adapter on the BLADE CARE engine crankshaft . Be sure key in For best results , mower blade must be adapter and crankshaft keyway are kept sharp . Replace bent or damaged aligned . blades . • Position blade on the blade - adapter TO REMOVE BLADE aligning the two ( 2 ) holes in the blade with the raised lugs on the adapter . • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark • Be sure the trailing edge of blade plug and place wire where it cannot ( opposite sharp edge ) is up toward the come in contact with spark plug . engine . • Turn lawn mower on its side . Make • Install the blade bolt with the lock sure air filter and carburetor are up . washer and hardened washer into • Use a wood block between blade and blade adapter and crankshaft . mower housing to prevent blade from • Use block of wood between blade and turning when removing blade bolt . lawn mower housing and tighten the • Protect your hands with gloves and / or blade bolt , turning clockwise . wrap blade with heavy cloth . • The recommended tightening torque is • Remove blade bolt by turning counter - 35 - 40 ft . Ibs . clockwise . 11
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IMPORTANT : Blade bolt is grade 8 heat NOTE : Although multi - - viscosity oils treated . ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in TO SHARPEN BLADE cold weather , these multi - - viscosity oils NOTE : We do not recommend sharpen - will result in increased oil consumption ing blade - but if you do , be sure the blade when used above 32 ° F . Check your is balanced . engine oil level more frequently to avoid Care should be taken to keep the blade possible engine damage from running low on oil . balanced . An unbalanced blade will cause eventual damage to lawn mower or Change the oil after every 25 hours of engine . operation or at least once a year if the lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel . Do not attempt one year . Check the crankcase oil level before to sharpen while on the mower . • To check blade balance , drive a nail starting the engine and after each five ( 5 ) into a beam or wall . Leave about one hours of continuous use . " 13ghtenoil plug inch of the straight nail exposed . Place securely each time you check the oil level . center hole of blade over the head of TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL the nail . If blade is balanced , it should NOTE : Before tipping lawn mower to remain in a horizontal position . If either drain oil , drain fuel tank by running end of the blade moves downward , engine until fuel tank is empty . sharpen the heavy end until the blade • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark is balanced . Crank shaft plug and place wire where it cannot keyway come in contact with spark plug . • Remove engine oil cap ; lay aside on a clean surface . • Tip lawn mower on its side and drain oil into a suitable container . Rock lawn mower back and forth to remove any oil trapped inside of engine . Blad , • Wipe off any spilled oil on lawn mower Bolt Crank and on side of engine . Lockwasher Hardened Blade shaft • Fill engine with oil . Fill only to the washer Trailing adapter " FULL " line on the dipstick . DO NOT edge OVER FILL . GRASS CATCHER • Replace engine oil cap . • The grass catcher may be hosed with • Reconnect spark plug wire to spark water , but must be dry when used . plug . • Check your grass catcher often for damage or deterioration . Through normal use it will wear . ff catcher needs replacing , replace only with a manufacturer approved replacement catcher . Give the lawn mower model number when ordering . ENGINE LUBRICATION AIR FILTER Use only high quality detergent oil rated Your engine will not run properly and may with API service classification SF , SH or be damaged by using a dirty air filter . SG . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade Replace the air filter every year , more according to your expected operating often if you mow in very dusty , dirty conditions . Do not wash air filter . TO CLEAN AIR FILTER • Loosen screw and tilt cover to remove . • Carefully remove cartridge . • Clean by gently tapping on a flat O ° 1 ' 0 " = O " _ 10 " TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT O _ LCHANGE surface . If very dirty , replace cartridge . 12
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CLEANING _ CAUTION : Petroleum solvents , such IMPORTANT : For best performance , keep as kerosene , are not to be used to clean mower housing free of built - - up grass cartridge . They may cause deterioration and trash . Clean underside of mower of the cartridge . Do not oil cartridge . Do _ sing after each use , not use pressurized air to clean or dry CAUTION : Disconnect spark plug cartridge . wire from spark plug and place wire • Install cartridge , then replace cover where it cannot come in contact with the making sure the tabs are aligned with spark plug . the slots in the back plate . Fasten • Turn lawn mower on its side . Make sure screw securely . Rack air filter and carburetor are up . Clean Up plato the underside of your lawn mower by Slots scraping to remove build - - up of grass and trash . • Clean engine often to keep trash from accumulating . A clogged engine runs Cover tabs hotter and shortens engine life . • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free Cover of all gasoline , oil , etc . • We DO NOT recommend using a Cartridge garden hose to clean lawn mower MUFFLER unless the electrical system , muffler , air filter and carburetor are covered to Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it keep water out . Water in engine can could create afire hazard and / or damage . result in shortened engine life . SPARK PLUG Change your spark plug each year to make your engine start easier and run better . Set spark plug gap at . 030 inch . . bottom of lower handle are off center for _ CAUTION : Before performing any service or adjustments : raising or lowering the handle . • Release controlbar and stop engine . • Remove upper handle and all parts • Make sure the blade and al _ moving attached to lower handle . parts have completely stopped . • Remove hairpin cotters from lower • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark handle bracket mounting pin . plug and place where it cannot come in • Squeeze lower handle in to remove it contact with plug . from mounting pins . • Turn lower handle over to raise or lower LAWN MOWER handle . TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT • Squeeze lower handle in aod position See " TO ADJUST cu'n'ING HEIGHT " in holes onto mounting pins on handle the Operation section of this manual . bracket . REAR DEFLECTOR • Reassemble upper handle and all parts The rear deflector , attached between the removed from lower handle . rear wheels of your lawn mower , is provided to minimize the possibility that _ an Lower objects will be thrown out the rear of the . lawn mower into the operator's mowing position . If the rear deflector becomes damaged , it should be replaced . Rotate TO ADJUST HANDLE die The handle can be mounted in a high or low position . The mounting holes in the 13
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ENGINE TOASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER CARBURETOR • Put grass catcher frame into grass bag Your carburetor has a non - adjustable fixed with rigid part of bag on the bottom . Make sure the frame handle is outside main jet for mixture contzol , ff your engine does not operate propedy due to suspected of the bag top . carburetor problems , take your lawn mower to • Slip vinyl bindings over frame . an au _ odzed service center for repair or NOTE : If vinyl bindings are too stiff , hold them in warm water for a few minutes . If adjustmart IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the engine bag gets wet , let it dry before using . governorw , h _ hmfactorysetfor proper CAUTION : Do not run your lawn mower engine speed . Overspeeding the engine without clipping deflector or approved above it'le factow high speed sstting can be grass catcher in place . Never attempt to dangerous , if you think the engine - governed operate the lawn mower with the rear high speed needs adjusting , contact your door removed or propped open . nearest AUTHORIZED service center , which has proper equipment and experience to Catcher - _ , _ - - _ 7 - < , . _ makeanynecessaryadjusUnants . ENGINE SPEED YourengineSpeedhas been factory set . Do ' i _ s _ Frame not attemptto increaseenginespeed or it openi may resultinpersonalinjury . Ifyou believe that the engine is runningtoo fast or too slow , take yourlawn mowerto an authorized servicecenterfor repairand adjustment . Immediately prepare your lawn mower for IMPORTANT : When folding the handle storageatthe end of the ssason or ifthe unit for storage or transportation , be sure to _ H not be used for 30 days or more . fold the handle as shown or you may LAWNMOWER damage the control cables . When lawn mower is to be stored for a period • When setting up your handle from the of time , clean it thoroughly , remove all dirt , storage position , the lower handle will grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . automatically lock into the mowing • Cleanentirelawnmower ( See " CLEAN - position . ING ' in the Mal _ sect _ of this Lower handle Handle manual ) . • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance bracket ssclton of this manual . • Be sure that all nuts , bolts , screws , and pins are securely f = la _ . Inspect moving parisfor darnage , breakageandwear . Squeeze to fold ifnece = . • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint Hairpin cotter surfaces ; sand lighlty before painting , HANDLE Operator Presence You can fold your lawn mower handle for Control Bar _ , _ _ storage . Upper _ _ , ; _ ' _ • Squeeze the bottom ends of the lower handle toward each other until the Handle - ' - - - - - _ / . _ _ . , _ ? , ; ; / A lower handle clears the handle bracket , FoOd Forward ; _ _ . , , ; ; _ / / I For Storage _ - - _ = _ ' _ " _ 7 * " ! _ old then move handle forward . _ , _ . _ - _ , _ , , , _ Backward • Loosen upper handle mounting bolts enough to allow upper handle to be Mowino folded back . _ . _ _ Position Lower Handle 14
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ENGINE ENGINE OIL FUEL SYSTEM Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean engine oil . ( See " ENGINE • in IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent the Maintenance section of this manual ) . _ luUmdeposits from forming in essential CYLINDER el system parts such as carburetor , fuel • Remove spark plug , filter , fuel hose , or tank during storage . • Pour one ounce ( 29 ml ) of oil through Also , experience indicates that alcohol spark plug hole into cylinder . blended fuels ( called gasohol or using • Pull starter handle slowly a few times to ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture distribute oil . which leads to separation and formation • Replace with new spark plug . of acids during storage . Acidic gas can OTHER damage the fuel system of an engine • Do not store gasoline from one season while in storage . to another . • Drain the fuel tank . • Replace your gasoline can if your can • Start the engine and let it run until the starts to rust . Rust and / or dirt in your fuel lines and carburetor are empty . gasoline will cause problems . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner • If possible , store your unit indoors and products in the fuel tank or permanent cover it to give protection from dust and damage may occur . dirt . • Use fresh fuel next season . • Cover your unit with a suitable protec - NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable tive cover that does not retain moisture . alternative in minimizing the formation of Do not use plastic . Plastic icannoton fuel gum deposits during storage . Add breathe which allows condensat to stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or form and will cause your unit to rust . storage container . Always follow the mix IMPORTANT : Never cover mower while ratio found on stabilizer container . Run engine and exhaust areas are still warm . engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach m _ owCAUTION : Never store the lawn the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank er with gasoline in the tank inside a and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean ! replace air filter . 2 . Out of fuel 2 . Fill fuel tank . 3 . Stale fuel . 3 . Drain tank and refill with fresh clean fuel . 4 . Water infuel . 4 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor and refill tank with fresh gasoline . 5 . Spark plug wire is 5 . Connect wire to plug . disconnected . 6 . Bad spark plug . 6 . Replace spark plug . 7 . Loose blade or broken blade 7 . Tighten blade bolt or adapter . replace blade adapter . 8 . Control bar in released 8 . Depress control bar to handle . position . 9 . Control bar defective . 9 . Replace control bar . 15
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART CORRECTION PROBLEM CAUSE 1 . Rear of lawn mower housing 1 . Set to " Higher Cut " Loea of power position . or cutting blade dragging in heavy grass . 2 . Cutting too much grass . 2 . Set to " Higher Cut " position . 3 . Clean / replaceair filter . 3 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean undersideof mower 4 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . housing . 5 . Check oillevel . 5 . Too much oil in engine . 6 . Walking speed too fast . 5 . Cut at slowerwalking speed . Poor cut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . Replace blade . " lighten blade bolt . . Set all wheels at same 2 . Wheel heights uneven . height 3 . Clean underside of 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash undermower . mower housing . iExcessive 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . T _ jhten blade belt . vibration 2 . Contact an authorized 2 . Bent engine crankshaft . service center . 1 . Engineflywheel brake is on 1 . Depress controlbar to Starter rope hard when controlbar is released . upper handle before topull pulling starterrope . 2 . Contact an authorized 2 . Bent engine crankshatt . servicecanter . 3 . Blade adapter broken . 3 . Replace Uade adapter . 4 . Move lawn mower to cut 4 . Blade dragging in grass . grass or to hard surface to startengine . Grass catcher 1 . Cutting height too low . 1 . Raise cutting height . 2 . I _ itton blade wom off . not filling ( if so 2 . Replace blade . 3 . Catcher not venting air . 3 . Clean grass catcher . equipped ) Hard to push 1 . Grass is too high or wheal 1 . Raise cutting heighL height is too low . 2 . Rear of lawn mower 2 . Raise rear of lawn mower housing or blade dragging housingone ( 1 ) setting in grass . higher . 3 . Grass catcher too full . 3 . Emptygrasscatcher . 4 . Handle height position not 4 . Adjusthandle heightto suit . rightfor you . 16
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CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NO . 917.388380 - 14 37 14 34 43 44 2s 4O 68 24 67 21 19 d 56 2O 37 36 39
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CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NO . 917.388380 KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . 1 869O2 ControlBar 34 165762X004 Axle Arm Assembly - LR 2 160834X479 UpperHandle 36 160828 Shoulder Bolt5 / 16 - 18 3 160609X479 LowerHandle 37 151157 WheelAssembly 4 132001 RopeGuide 39 83923 Flanged Locknut 5 63601 Locknut114 - 20 40 77400 Hubcap 6 131959 Handle Bolt 41 88652 HingeScrew 7 66426 Wire'Re 42 165766 Spdng ( LH ) 9 154132 Hinge Bracket 43 165767 Spdng ( RH ) 10 165754 MulcherDoor 44 165912 Door Bolt 11 162778 EngineZone ControlCable 45 150406 Hex Head Thread RollingScrew 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 12 750097 Hex Washer Head Screw # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 46 85463 Danger Decel 13 86899X004 UpStop Brscket 48 165761X004 Axle ArmAssembly - RR 14 136376 HandleKnob 52 166878 Housing Assembly ( Incl . Ref . # 17 , 18 & 46 ) 15 51793 HairpinCottar ' 53 851084 He ) < Head Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 - 3 / 8 Grd . 8 15 147286 HingeRod 54 850263 HeliuslLockwasher 17 165946X479 Support Brscket 55 851074 HardanedWasher 18 17600406 Screw 56 165833 21 " Blade 19 167132X004 AxleArm Assembly - LF 57 851514 Blade Adapter 20 167133X004 AxJeArm Assembly - RF 67 166113 Grass Bag 21 165858 Rear Skirt 68 165755 Catcher Frame 22 168360X004 Selector Spring - Front 70 . Engine - ( See . Breakdown ) 23 166875 Rear Door Assembly Kit ( Incl . Springs ) Briggs & Stretton 12H802 - 2675 - E1 24 751153 Locknut5 / 16 - 18 - - 1.61058 WarningDecal ( NotShown ) 25 166111X479 Handle Bracket Assembly ( Left ) - - 169955 Owner'sManual 26 166112X479 Handle BracketAssembly ( Right ) 27 851856 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / _ 28 152124 HingeSpdng Availableaccessories not includedwith lawn mower : 29 160835 ) ( 007 Wheel Adjusting Bracket - Front 7133623 Gas Can ( 2.5 gal . ) 30 19112222 Spacer 7133500 FuelStabilizer 31 165760 Clip on Discharge Guard 7133000 SAE 30W Oil ( 20 oz . ) 32 169421X004 Selector Spring - Rear 33 87877 Selector Knob
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12HS02.2675 - E1 606 % _ 971A 971 843 967 621 922 _ _ 163 - [ Z 14M % 124 634 130 95 110 _ 9 _ 127 7 110 _ I 36
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802.2675 - E1 284 572 307 I 625 91 383 306 _ 10 307 " k REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL . SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL , 37
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12HS02 _ S75 - E1 _ ) 670A _ 3 524 O 358 GASKET SET ] 104 110 127 134 634 617 617 634 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET I 121 CARBURETOR KIT 613 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET 670A 202 138
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12HS02.2675 - E1 930 304 _ 332 455 461 1036 LABEL KIT - EMISSION ] 39
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802.2675 - E1 PART K ] EY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 493260 CylinderAssembly 55 4974420 Housing , Rewind Starter 2 399269 Bushing , Cylinder 56 498144 Pulley , Rewind Starter 3 29 _ 819 * Seal , Oil 58 280399 Rope , RewindStarter 4 493279 Sump , Engine ( OutTo 88 - 5 / 8 ' ) 5 214368 Head , Cylinder 60 281434 Gdp , Starter Rope 7 272916 * * * * Gasket , Cylinder Head 65 94696 Screw , PhillipsScrew 8 495786 BreatherAssembly 81 223664 Lock , Muffler 9 272481 ' _ ' * * Gasket , Valve Cover 95 94098 Screw , RoundHead 9A 272238 * Gasket , Baffle Plate 104 231371 * * Pin , Floet Hingeng 10 94650 Screw , Hex Head 110 - - - * * * Gasket , Seali ( Sold in Kit 11 231933 Tube , Breather Only ) 12 272198 * Gasket , Crankcase 117 494870 Jet , Main 13 94547 Screw , CylinderHead 121 498260 Carburetor 15 94720 Plug , Oil Drain 124 94525 Screw , CarburetorMounting 16 498565 Crankshaft 125 498170 Carburetar 94388 TimingGear Key 127 - - - * * Plug , Welch ( Sold in Kit Only ) 20 399781 * Seal , Oil 130 224908 Valve , Throttle 22 9422O Screw , Hex Head 131 493267 Shaft , Throttle 94612 Screw , Hex Head ! 33 398187 Float , Carburetor ( Used in Hole Nearest Breather ) 134 398188 Valve , Inlet ( Includes Scat ) 23 492177 FI _ 137 - - - * * * Gasket , Bowl ( Sold in Kit Only ) 24 2221696 Key , Flywheel 163 272653 * Gasket , Air Cleaner 25 499429 Piston Assembly , Standard 187 492790 Hose , Fuel Size 188 398540 Screw , Hex Head 49943O Piston Assy . ( . 010 " O . S . ) 188A 94644 Screw , Hex Head 499431 Piston Assy , ( . 020 " O . S . ) 202 262579 Link , Governor 499432 Piston Assy . ( . 030 " O . S . ) 209 263044 Spdng , Governor 26 499425 Ring Set , Piston , Standard Size 499426 Ring Set ( . 010 " O . S . ) * Includedin Gasket Set ( 497316 ) 499427 Ring Set ( . 020 " O . S , ) 4.99428 Ring Set ( . 030 " O . S . ) * * IncludedinCarburetor _ ( 498260 ) 27 263190 Lock , Piston Pin 28 499423 Pin , Piston , Standard Size * * * Includedin beth Carburetor I _ t ( 498260 ) , 29 499424 Rod , Connecting and CarburetorGasket Set ( 498261 ) 32 94699 Screw , Connecting Rod 33 262651 Valve , Exhaust * * * * Includedin both Gasket Set ( 497316 ) , 34 262652 Valve , Intake and Valve overhaul Gasket Set ( 498528 ) . 35 262224 Spdng , Valve 40 93312 Retainer , Valve Spring NOTE : All componentdimensionsgiven inU . S . 45 2622O4 Tappet , Valve inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 46 4.98275 Gear , Cam 47 493737 Slinger , Oil 51 272199 * Gasket , Intake Elbow 54 94526 Screw , Hex Heed 4O
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CRAFTSMAN 4 - CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12HS02 - 2675 - Et KEY PART KEY PART . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO OESCRIPllON 227 492349 Lever , Governor 635 66538 Elbow , Spark Plug 230 67072 Washer , Thrust 670 280512 Spacer , Fue | TanrK 258 94512 Screw , Hex Head 670A493823 * Spacer , Bracket 284 94511 Screw , Hex Head 741 262598 Gear , Timing 300 497838 Muffler , Exhaust 842 280966 * Seal , O - Ring 304 493293 Housing , Blower 843 272616 Sleeve , Lever 305 94744 Screw , Sems 847 495263 Tube Assembly , Oil 306 224324 Shield , Cylinder 851 493880 Terminal , IgnitionCable 307 94515 Screw , Hex Head 869 213512 Seat , Intake Valve 332 94877 Nut , Flywheel 870 213513 Seat , Exhaust Valve 333 802574 Armature , Magneto 871 262001 Guide , ExhaustValve 334 94731 Screw , Seres 63709 Guide , Intake Valve 337 802592 Plug , Spark 9 _ 2 262640 Spring , Brake 356 497833 Wire , Ground 923 493442 Blake Assembly 358 497316 Gasket Set 930 497233 Guard , Finger 363 19069 Puller , Flywheel 957 397974 Cap , Fuel Tank 383 89838 Wrench , Spark Plug 966 496116 Base , AirCleener 387 496115 Primer , Carburetor 967 491588 Filtar , Air 455 225121 Cup , Startertarter 968 281340 Cover , Air Cleaner 456 281503 Retainer , S 969 94872 Screw , Hex Head 459 261505 PawI , Rachel 971 94873 Screw , Hex Head 461 94943 Screw , Shoulder 971A94749 Screw , Hex Head 515 263073 Spring , Retainer 972 495224 Tank , Fual 523 495264 Cap , Oil Filler 975 493640 Bowl , eFloett , 524 280393 * Seal , FillerTube 977 498261 Gasket S Carburetor 525 495265 Tube , Oil Fill 1036 499341 Lsbe { W . _ Et , mission 529 281299 Grommet 1095 498258 ' Gasket Set , Valve Overhaul 562 94852 Bolt , Governor Lever 250012J802 - 2915 ReplacementEngine 572 224328 Baffle , Cylinder - - - - 498826 Replacement Shortblock 592 231082 Nut , Hex 601 93053 Clamp , Hose RPM Settings : Low : 1900 - 2100 ; 606 224815 Strap , BTacket High : 3000 - 3200 608 497680 Starter , Rewind Includes : * Inc { uded in Gasket Set ( 497316 ) 94904 Screw , Hex 94908 Nut , Hex * * IncludedinCarburetor Kit ( 498260 ) 613 94231 Screw , Hex Head 615 94474 Fastener * * * Includedin both Carburetor IGt ( 498260 ) , 616 263175 Crank , Governor and Carburetor Gasket Set ( 498261 ) 617 270344 * * * Seal , Intake Elbow 620 499135 Bracket , Carburetor * * * * Included in beth Gasket Set ( 497316 ) , 621 396847 Switch , Stop and Valve overhaul Gasket Set ( 498528 ) . 625 497465 Tube , Fuel Intake 634 - - - * * * Washer , Shaft ( Sold in Kit Only ) NOTE : All component dimensionsgiven inU . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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