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I , r _ - - . OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO . 987.889000 CRAFTSMAN ° 8 HORSEPOWER 33 - INCH MOWER • Assembly , _ Caution : • Operation Read and Follow All Safety Rules • Customer Responsibilities and Instructions Before Operating • Service and Adjustments This Equipment , • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , Illinois 60179 U . S . A . . FORM 1905122 ( 3 / 98 )
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SAFETY RULES A AUTION : ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SET - TING UP , TRANSPORTING , ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS , IMPORTANT Safe Operation Practices for Walk - Behind Mowers This curing machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and tl _ rowing objects . Fail - ura to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 8 , Do not operate the mower without proper guards , plates , grass catcher or other safety protective de - WARNING : vices in place . The engine exhaust from this product . Refer to provided instructionsfor proper operation containschemicals knownto the State of and installation of accessories . Only use acces - Californiato causecancer , birthdefects , or sories approved by Sears , Roebuck and Co . otherreproductiveharm . 10 . Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives , walks , or roads . 11 . Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire I . GENERAOLPERATION from the spark plug whenever you leave the unit , be - 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the fore cleaning the mower or unclogging the chute . machine and in the manuals . Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the mower before starting . 2 . Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts . Keep clear of the mower blade and discharge open - ing at all times . 12 . Shut the engine off , wait until the blade comes to a complete stop , and disconnect the spark plug wire before installing or removing the mulcher cover or the optional grass catcher . Make certain that the 3 . ' Only allow responsible individuals , who are familiar grass catcher is securely attached before operating with the instructions , to operate the mower . the mower . Empty the grass catcher after each use - decomposing debris could generate enough heat to 4 . Clear the area of objects such as rocks , _ oys , wire , catch fire . bones , sticks , etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the blade . 13 . Mow in daylight or good artificial light . 5 . Be sure the area is clear of other people before 14 . Do not operate the mower while under the influence mowing . Stop mower if anyone enters the area . of alcohol or drugs . Keep bystanders at least 25 feet away from the area of operation . 15 . Never operate mower in wet grass . Always be sure of your footing ; keep a firm hold on the handle and walk ; never run . 16 . Disengage the Wheel Drive Lever on self - propelled models before starting the engine . 6 . Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing 17 . If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally , stop the open sandals . Always wear substantial foot wear . engine and disconnect the spark plug wire . Then 7 . Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely nec - check immediately for the cause . Vibration is gener - essary . Look down and behind before and while ally a warning of trouble . moving backwards . I , _ LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . I IT MEANS - ATTENTION ! ! ! BECOME ALERT ! I ! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . I
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SAFETY RULES DO NOT : 18 . Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating mower . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or embankments . 19 . Watch for traffic when operating near , or when cross - The operator could loose footing or balance . ing roadways . Do not mow excessively steep slopes . 20 . Never attempt to carry children or other passengers Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced footing could on the mower . They could fail off and be seriously in - cause slipping . jured , or they could interfere with the safe operation of the mower . 21 . Check the operation of the Operator Presence Con - III . CHILDREN trol before each use . See the Customer Responsibili - ties Section of this manual for instructions . If the Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert mower blades rotate longer than three seconds after to the presence of children . Children are often at - the Operator Presence Control is released , the sys - tracted to the mower and to the mowing activity . tem is not working properly . Immediately contact Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them . your local Sears Service Center / Department for in - structions . Do not use the mower until the mecha - nism is repaired . 1 . Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult . 22 . The mower is equipped with a safety discharge chute , comes with a special mulcher cover and offers 2 . Be alert and turn mower off if children enter the area . an optional grass catcher . The safety discharge 3 . Before and while moving backwards , look behind chute must be working properly at all times . Never and down for small children . attempt to disconnect or otherwise cause this dis - 4 . Never allow children to operate the mower . charge chute to cease working . If used , mulcher cover or grass catcher attachment must be installed 5 . Use extra care when approaching blind comers , properly and function correctly . Do not use your shrubs , trees , or other objects that may obscure vision . equipment otherwise . 23 . Never run the engine in an enclosed area . Engine ex - haust contains carbon monoxide , a deadly gas that is IV . SERVICE ododess , colodess , and tasteless . Always run the en - gine outdoors and make sure there is adequate . Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . ventilation . They are flammable and their vapors are explosive . a ) Use only an approved container . II . SLOPEOPERATION b ) Never remove gas cap or add fuel when the en - gine is - running . Allow engine to cool before refu - Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall acci - eling . Do not smoke . dents which can result in severe injury . All slopes c ) Never refuel the machine indoors . require extra caution . If you feel uneasy on a slope , do not mow it . d ) Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame , such as a water heater , etc . e ) Move mower away from any gasoline fumes be - fore starting the engine . 2 . Never run an engine inside a closed area . 3 Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running . Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental DO : starting . . Keep all nuts and bolts , especially the blade attach - Mow across the face of slopes ; never up and down . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on ment bolts , tight and keep equipment in good condi - tion . slopes . Avoid slopes greater than 15o . 5 . Never tamper with safety device s . Check their opera - Remove objects such as recks , tree limbs , etc . tion regulady . Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Tall grass can hide obstacles .
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SAFETY RULES 11 . Do not change the engine govemor setting or over - 6 . Keep mower free of grass , leaves or other debds speed the engine . build - up . Clean up oil or fuel spillage . Allow mower to cool before storing . 12 . Do not touch engine parts which may be hot from operation . Allow parts to cool completely before in - 7 . After stdking an object , stop the engine and discon - specting , cleaning or repairing the mower . nect the spark plug wire . Inspect the mower and re - pair , if necessary , before restarting . 13 . To access the underside of the mower , tip the mower rearward . Do not tip the mower forward or on either 8 . Never attempt to mal _ e mower cutting height adjust - of its sides , unless specifically advised to do so in ments while the engine is running . this manual . 9 . Grass catcher components are subject to wear , dam - 14 . Maintain or replace safety and instructional decals . age and deterioration , which could expose moving Refer to the Repair Parts Section for replacement parts or allow objects to be thrown . Frequently check decal information . components and replace with Sears recommended parts , when necessary . 10 . Mower blades are sha _ rpand can cut . Wrap the blade or wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them . 4
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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 33 - Inch Mower . It has been designed , engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability HORSEPOWER : 8 HP and performance . DISPLACEMENT : 19.43 CU . IN . Should you experience any problems you cannot easily FUEL CAPACITY : 3 Quarts remedy , please contact your nearest Sears Service Center / Department . We have competent , well - trained SPARK PLUG ( GAP . 030 - in . ) : Champion RJ - 17LM technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this or equivalent machine . IGNITION " Electronic Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will NET ENGINE WEIGHT 57 LBS . help you assemble and maintain your machine properly . * InCanadar , eplacesparkplugwitharesistoprlug . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES . " WARNING : This machine is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near MODEL NUMBER : 987.889000 any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or SERIAL grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system NUMBER : is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable lo - cal or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it DATE OF should be maintained in effective working order by the PURCHASE : . operator . THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE In the state of California the above is required by law FOUND ON A DECAL LOCATED RIGHT SIDE OF ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . THE MOWER DECK . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . This engine is not equipped with a YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH THE SERIAL NUM - spark arrestor for the muffler . A spark arrester for the BER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A muffler is available through your nearest Sears autho - SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE . rized service center . See the REPAIR PARTS section of this manual . MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this D Read and observe the safety rules . product . Contact your nearest Sears store for details . O Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and usingthis product . O Follow the instructions under " CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES " and " STORAGE " sections of this manual . LIMITED TWO - YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® POWER MOWER Fortwo yearsfrom date of purchase , whenthis Craftsman ® Lawn Moweris maintainedl , ubricateda , ndtuned up accordingto the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual , Searswill repairfree of chargeany defect in material or workmanship . If this Craftsman ® LawnMower is used for commercialor rentalpurposes , this warrantyappliesfor only 90 days from the date of purchase . THIS WARRANTYDOESNOTCOVER : • Expendable itemswhichbecome worn during normaluse , such asrotary mowerblades , bladeadanters , belts , air cleanersand • Repairs necessary becauseof ooeratorabuseor negligencei , ncludingbentcrankshaftsandthe failureto maintainthe eouiDment according to the instructionscontainedin the owner's manual . WARRANTYSERVICEIS AVAILABLEBY RETURNINGTHE'CRAFTSMAN ® MOWERTOTHENEARESTSEARSSERVICECENTER ] DE - PARTMENTINTHE UNITEDSTATES . THIS WARRANTYAPPLIESONLYWHILETHIS PRODUCTIS INUSEIN THEUNITEDSTATES . This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights , andyou may also haveotherrightswhichvaryfrom stateto state . Oneyear warranty on the following : # 38700 , # 38607 , # 38712 , # 38720 , # 38721 , # 38725
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 , 23 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 DECALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 REPAIR PARTS - MOWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 , 23 INDEX A F R Accessories and Attachments . . . . 7 Recoil Start Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Features / Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Adjustments : Fuel Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 , 34 Responsibilities , Customer . . . 5 , 23 Height of Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1525 Fuel Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 $ G Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gear Select Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 B Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Blade : Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . 26 ! 1 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Handlebar : Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Blade Drive Control . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Starting / Stopping Engine . . . . . . . 19 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 I . C T Lubrication : Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 , 23 Controls : Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Blade Drive Control . . . . . . . . . 14 g Cutting Height Lever . . . . . . . . . 15 M Engine Throttle Control . . . . . . . 16 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Maintenance : Gear Select Lever . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Operator Presence Control . . . . 13 W Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Wheel Drive Control . . . . . . . . . 15 Customer Responsibilities : Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 Mowing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Wheel Drive Control . . . . . . . . . . Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mulching Cover . . . . . . . . . . . 15 , 18 Blade Care / Replacement . . . . . 32 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 2523 Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,23 I } Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Operator Presence Control . . . . . 13 Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Op _ ons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 E P Engine : Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 - 27 OPERATOR'S POSITION Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . 4 All references in this Manual Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to LEFT and RIGHT sides of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 the mower are given from the Recoil Start Rope . . . . . . . . . . 16 operator's position behind the Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 handlebars ( unless specified Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 : otherwise ) . 6
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ACCESSORIES AND AI IACHMENTS These accessories and attachments were available when the mower was purchased . They are also available at most Sears retail outlets , catalog and service centers . Most Sears stores can order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your unit . ENGINE Motor Oil GasCan Fuel Stabilizer Spark Plug J MOWER Blade Belt GrassCatcher 7
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CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK Parts Bag Contents © Flat Washer , CotterPin , Hex FlangeLockScrew , 5 / 16 " 5 / 16 " - 18 x 3 / 4 " 3 / 32 " x 5 / 8 " Qty : 4 . Qty : 2 Oty : 6 Hex FlangeLockScrew , HexFlange LockNut , Oil DrainTube ( shownreducedsize ) 1 / 4 " - 20 x 1 / 2 " 1 / 4 - 20 " Qty : 1 Qty : 2 Qty : 2 ShiftLink - Gear Select Lever ( shownreducedsize ) PlasticCableTie Qty : 1 ( shownreducedsize ) Qty : 1 Shift RodMountingPlate ( shownreducedsize ) Qty : 1
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ASSEMBLY tightened according to the assem - Read these instructions in their en - ception of those parts left unassem - bly instructions . Use the correct bled for shipping purposes . To en - tirety before you attempt to assem - tools as necessary to ensure proper sure safe and proper operation of ble or operate your new equipment . tightness . . Your new equipment has been as - your machine , all parts and hard - sembled at the factory with the ex - ware you install or adjust must be ASSEMBLSYTEPS ToolsNeededForAssembly : • ( 1 ) 7 / 16 " Wrench Before starting any assembly • ( 1 ) 3 / 8 " Wrench steps , disconnect the engine • ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " Wrenches spark plug wire from the spark • ( 1 ) Needle - nose Pliers plug . • ( 1 ) Wire Cutter Pliers • ( 1 ) Tire . Gauge • ( 1 ) Scissors or Pen Knife STEP1 : AttachHandlebars • If applicable , cut and remove any plastic ties holding wheel drive rod ( F , Figure 2 - 5 ) to left handlebar and UNPACKING , B Y , blade ddve rod ( C , Figure 2 - 5 ) to INSTRUCTIONS right handlebar . Put rods aside . Figure 2 - 2 : Attach handlebars . • Inspect your machine immediate - • Handlebars ( A , Figure 2 - 2 ) are ly . Be sure neither the carton nor shipped partially assembled with two contents have been damaged . If screws ( Y , Figure 2 - 2 ) loosely in - you find or have reason to sus - stalled . It may be necessary to pect damage , contact your near - loosen screws ( Y ) further to allow the est Sears Service Center / Depart - handlebars to clear the engine air ment for assistance . cleaner . • Cut plastic banding with scissors . • Rotate handlebars over engine Open box flaps and remove any and position as shown in Figure 2 - 2 . packing material from around the Be careful that the handlebars clear machine . Remove any staples the unit while unfolding . Also , put securing bottom of carton to wood end of control rod ( E , Figures 2 - 3 pallet . Lift off carton . Cut metal and 2 - 5 ) into cut - out ( W , Figures straps secudng unit to base . 2 - 2 and 2 - 3 ) in back of frame while Leave unit on base of pallet dur - rotating handlebars into position . ing assembly steps ( to safely re - move unit from base , wait until • Install two 5 / 16 " - 18 x 3 / 4 " hex you have completed assembly flange screws ( B , Figure 2 - 2 ) . steps 1 - 2 ) . Before disposing of • Tighten all four screws ( B and Y ) . the carton or any of the packing materials , be sure to check them • Secure the engine throttle cable to the left handlebar with a cable tie thoroughly for any small parts . from the hardware bag . Clip off any • Cut plastic tie straps holding three excess tie length . long control rods to handlebars . Also remove any packaging around the handlebars . • Perform the assembly on a clean , level surface . If you need to move the machine , be careful not to severely bend any of the con - trol cables on the equipment . 9
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ASSEMBLY STEP2 : Attach ControlRods WARNING The control rods are adjusted at the factory and should not require additional adjustment during assembly . After as - sembling unit , controlrod ad - justment should be checked ( and re - adjusted , if neces - sary ) accordingto information in " Customer Responsibili - ties " Section . Severe person - a ] injury or property damage could result from not following this instruction . AB Figure 2 - 3 : Left - hand control rods detail . A . AttachWheel DriveControl Rod B . AttachOperatorPresence D . AttachandAdjustGear Select • Locate the wheel drive control ControlRod : Lever : rod ( F , Figures 2 - 3 & 2 - 5 ) that you removed from the left handlebar in • To remove unit from shipping • Locate control rod ( E , Figures . crate , hold down Operator Pres - 2 - 3 & 2 - 5 ) attached at upper end Step 1 . This rod has a swivel block ence Control lever ( W , Figure 2 - 5 ) to Operator Presence Control ( W , ( H , Figure 2 - 3 ) on one end . which releases the wheel brake . Figure 2 - 5 ) . • At left side of engine frame , • Using the edge of a piece of flat • At bottom of control rod , insert insert swivel block ( H , Figures 2 - 3 wood ( such as a ruler ) , remove swivel block ( G , Figures 2 - 3 & & 2 - 5 ) on wheel drive control rod the vinyl grip ( B , Figure 2 - 6 ) from 2 - 5 ) into control arm ( T , Figure into wheel drive control arm ( U , the gear select lever ( I ) . Place the 2 - 3 ) . Figure 2 - 3 ) . wood edge against the edge of the • Add one 5 / 16 " washer and se - • Add one 5 / 16 " washer ( A , Figure grip and slowly pull off the grip . cure with cotter pin . Bend ends of 2 - 3 ) . Secure with cotter pin ( B , • Insert nylon bushing ( Z , Figure Figure 2 - 3 ) . Bend ends of cotter cotter pin to secure . 2 - 6 ) up into console ( L ) . pin to secure . • Slide spring and washers ( J ) • At upper end of control rod , C . AttachBlade DriveControl down onto gear select lever . secure angled end to Wheel Drive Rod : • Insert gear select lever ( I ) up Control lever ( V , Figure 2 - 4 ) , using • Locate the blade drive control through nylon bushing ( Z ) in han - a cotter pin ( BB ) . Bend ends of rod ( C , Figure 2 - 5 ) that you re - dlebar console ( L , Figure 2 - 6 ) . cotter pin to secure . moved in Step 1 . Insert one end of Guide pin ( K ) on gear select lever control red into blade drive bracket into groove in shift quadrant ( EE ) . ( D , Figure 2 - 5 ) . Add one 5 / 16 " • Hold lower part of gear select washer and secure with cotter pin lever ( I ) against bracket ( M , Figure ( CC ) . Bend ends of cotter pin to 2 - 7 ) . Position retaining plate ( N ) secure . from parts bag in place as shown B • Insert upper end of rod into bot - in Figure 2 - 7 ( plate below brack - tom end of Blade Drive Control et ) . Secure plate with two 1 / 4 " - 20 lever ( J ) . Add one 5 / 16 " washer x 1 / 2 " long screws ( O ) and 1 / 4 " - 20 V and secure with cotter pin ( AA ) . Iocknuts . Bend ends of cotter pin to secure . • Slide grip ( B , Figure 2 - 6 ) back Figure 2 - 4 : Attach wheel drive con - onto upper end of gear select trol rod to lever . lever ( I ) . 10
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ASSEMBLY • Rotate gear select lever ( I , Fig - ures 2 - 6 & 2 - 7 ) clockwise until pin ( K ) on gear select rod stops in the neutral position detent on the shift pattern quadrant ( Figure 2 - 6 ) . • Thread shift link ( P , Figure 2 - 7 ) partially into ball - joint ( Y ) . • Move shift arm ( X , Figure 2 - 7 ) from side to side as necessary into each transmission gear detent un - tiltransmission is in neutral . NOTE : Moving shift arm ( X ) all the way to the left , and then one notch back to the right , should put transmission into neutral . When : transmission is in neutral , unit will move freely when pushed while holding the Operator Presence Control lever ( W , Figure 2 - 5 ) down . If transmission is NOT in neutral , there will be a slight drag on the wheels when pushingunit . • When shift arm ( X ) is in neutral position , rotate shift link ( P ) toward end of gear select lever rod ( I ) . D Adjust length of shift link ( P ) as P necessary to fit into hole in bottom of gear select lever ( I ) . 0 M NOTE : Pin ( K ) on Gear Select Lever ( I ) must be held in the neu - Figure 2 - 5 : Rear view of control rods . tral positiondetent on the shift quadrant ( see Figure 2 - 6 ) while shift link ( P , Figure 2 - 7 ) is adjusted . Pin ( K ) must be in this detent whentransmissionneutral is _ adjusted . Figure 2 - 6 : Detail - Gear Select Lever in Neutral ( N ) position . 11
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ASSEMBLY I STEP3 : CheckTire Pressure I ! I I • Use a tire gauge to check the air ! ! I pressure in the rear tires . The air I I pressure should be between 15 - 20 II PSI ( 20 PSI maximum ) . II I • Keep both tires equally inflated ! II to help prevent machine from I pulling to one side . I ! STEP4 : After Assemblingand BeforeUsingUnit • Read this entire Owner's Manual for proper safety , operation and maintenance information . P • Make sure spark plug wire is connected to spark plug before Figure 2 - 7 : Detail - TransmissionNeutralAdjustment . starting unit . IMPORTANT : MOTOR OIL MUST BE ADDED TO THE ENGINE CRANKCASE BEFORE START - • Insert hooked end of shift link ( P , WARNING ING THE ENGINE . OIL FILLING Figure 2 - 7 ) into hole in bottom end Do not use the mower if the INSTRUCTIONS ARE COVERED of gear select lever ( I ) and secure wheels continueto turn after IN THE " OPERATION " SECTION . with cotter pin ( Q ) . Bend ends of releasing the Operator Pres - cotter pin . NOTE : It may be nec - ence Control and the Wheel essary to lift gear select lever ( I ) to Drive Control . Severe per - install shift link ( P ) . CAUTION sonal injury or property dam - * Hold down Operator Presence age could result if this in - Unit is shipped wiihout oil in Control lever ( W , Figure 2 - 5 ) and structionis notfollowed . engine crankcase . DO NOT push unit forward and backward . start engineuntil oil has been The wheels should move freely . If added . Severe engine dam - not , adjust length of shift link ( P , age will result if this instruc - Figure 2 - 7 ) as necessary . tion is not followed . See " Op - WARNING eration " Section of this man - The control rods are adjusted E . TestWheel Brake : ual for oil filling procedure . at the factory and should not Put the Gear Select Lever in in require additional adjustment neutral ( N ) , release all of the con - during assembly . After trol levers , and try to push the unit assembling unit , control rod forward and backward . The adjustment should be wheels should not turn . if they do checked ( and re - adjusted , if turn , an adjustment is necessary . necessary ) according to informationin " Customer Re - DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT sponsibilities " Section . Se - UNTIL THE WHEEL BRAKE vere personal injury or prop - MECHANISM HAS BEEN erty damagecouldresultfrom ADJUSTED AND IS WORKING not following this PROPERLY . See " Wtleel Brake instruction . Adjustment " in " Customer Respon - sibilities . " 12
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OPERATION KNOWYOUREQUIPMENT READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EQUIPMENT . Know the location and function of all features and controls on the equipment . Save this manual for future reference . IMPORTANT : The mower is WARNING MEETS ANSI B71 . 1 - 1996 equipped with a blade - brake - clutch SAFETY STANDARD control system which is designed The blade - brake - clutch con - to stop the mower blades within This machine meets voluntary trol system should stop the three ( 3 ) seconds after release of safety standard B71 . 1 - 1996 , mowerbladeswithinthree ( 3 ) the Operator Presence Control . which is sponsored by the Outdoor seconds after release of the This system will stop the blades Power Equipment Institute , Inc . , OperatorPresenceControl . If but not the engine . Therefore , you and is published by the American the blades do notstop within can disengage the blade drive at National Standards Institute , Inc . three - ( 3 ) seconds , potthe En - anytime without having to stop and gine Throttle Control in the restart the engine . This feature is particularly useful when you need STOP position . Disconnect Operating Symbols to cross gravel drives or rough ter - the sparkplugwire anddonot rain and you do not want the spin - operate the mower until the Various symbols are used on the ning blades to strike stones or hid - blade - brake - clutch control mower to indicate control settings den obstacles . systemhasbeenrepaired _ ( yourmodel may not have all of the symbols ) . These symbols are shown below with a description of their meaning . LOCATIONANDUSEOF CONTROLS Control , which will apply a brake FAST SLOW CHOKE that stops the blades within three ( 3 ) seconds . Always disengage the Operator Presence Control before starting the engine . Always engage this control before engaging the sepa - ENGINE ENGINE ENGINE rate blade drive or wheel drive STOP START RUN OperatorPresenceControl controls . This lever ( A , Figure 3 - 1 ) regu - lates the operation of the rear wheel brake and the separate A - OPERATOR Blade Drive Control . ENGAGE DISENGAGE PRESENCECONTROL To engage the Operator Pres - ence Control , press and hold the lever against the handlebar grip . Engaging the lever releases the ed brake on the rear wheels ( allows wheels to turn ) . The engaged po - sitionalso permits the separate Blade Drive Control to lock in its engaged position ( allows the mow - er blades to turn ) . Releasing the lever ( disengaged position ) applies the rear wheel brake and quickly stops the wheels . Releasing the lever will also disengage the Blade Drive Figure 3 - 1 , 13
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OPERATION lever ( releasing lever disengages BladeDriveControl NOTE : Pushing the Blade Ddve blades ) . Always engage the Oper - Control forward will engage the Use this lever ( B , Figure 3 - 2 ) to ator Presence Control before en - blades even though the Operator engage drive to the mower blades . Presence Control is not engaged . gaging the Blade Drive Control . To engage the blades , first en - However , this procedure is NOT gage the Operator Presence Con - RECOMMENDED as you must trol ( A , Figure 3 - 2 ) . Then , push the maintain constant pressure on the spring - loaded Blade Drive Control lever ( B ) forward until it stays in the engaged position . A - OPERATOR B - BLADE To stop the blades , release the PRESENCECONTROL DRIVECONTROL Operator Presence Control ( A ) . Doing so will disengage the Blade Drive Control ( B ) and automatically apply the brake that stops the Disengage blades . _ When starting the engine , the Blade Drive Control should be dis - engaged ( released ) . This helps to ensure that the blades will not start Engage turning when the engine starts . Engage Figure 3 - 2 GearSelect Lever This lever ( C , Figure 3 - 3 ) is used CD to select any of three forward Gear Select ground speeds ( 1 - Slow , 2 - Medi - Lever um and 3 - Fast ) , N ( Neutral ) and R ( Reverse ) . The gear shift pattern is shown in Figure 3 - 4 . To avoid damaging the trans - mission , do not shift gears when the mower is moving . Select for - ward ground speeds according to mowing conditions and terrain ( use slower speeds in high grass or on rough terrain ) . For forward travel , move the lever into one of the three num - Figure 3 - 3 Figure 3 - 4 : Shift pattern on console . bered settings . To select reverse , shift to neutral and then pull up on the lever . Turn the lever to the R ( reverse ) position and release the lever . Put the lever in N ( neutral ) to manually push the mower and when the mower is not in use . 14
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OPERATION Wheel DriveControl wheels will gradually slow to a stop . NOTE : To stop the wheels I A - OPERATOR PRESENCECONTROL Use this lever ( D , Figure 3 - 6 ) to quickly , release the Operator Pres - engage and disengage drive to the ence Control along with the Wheel wheels . Drive Control . To engage the wheels , first select ! isengage When startingthe engine , - the a forward or reverse gear with the Wheel Drive Control should be dis - Gear Select Lever and press the engaged ( released ) . This helps to Operator Presence Control ( A , Fig - ensure that the wheels will not start ure 3 - 5 ) against the handlebar turningwhen the engine starts . grip . Then , squeeze the Wheel Drive Control lever ( D ) up against the handlebar grip . The ground Engage speed can be varied in any gear by CAUTION increasing ( to go faster ) or de - Do not engage the Wheel creasing ( to go slower ) pi'essure Drive Controlwithoutfirst en - on the lever . To avoid sudden ac - gagingthe OperatorPresence D - WHEEL celeration , slowly squeeze the Control . Doing so could re - DRIVECONTROL lever when first engaging the sult inwear or damageto the wheels . wheelbrakemechanism . Figure 3 - 5 Release the Wheel Drive Control to disengage the wheels . The on the rightside of the mower deck CuttingHeight ControlLever show the cutting height settings This lever ( E , Figure 3 - 6 ) is used ranging from A ( highest ) to G ( low - to adjust the mower cutting height . est ) . Note that the actual cutting The cutting height can be adjusted heights will vary according to soil from 1 to 4 inches . conditions . Turn the lever clockwise to raise the cutting height or counterclock - wise to lower the cutting height . A decal and pointer ( not illustrated ) Mulcher Cover The mulcher cover is pre - installed at the factory . To use the mulching feature , in - NOTE : The mulcher cover is sert the mulcher cover ( Figure 3 - 7 ) designed to keep the discharge securely in the right side of the chute raised up while you mow . deck beneath the discharge chute . When the cover is removed , the Insert the front tab of the cover discharge chute lowers . into the mower front support brack - et ( AA , Figure 3 - 7 ) . Then push the cover into place by sliding the cover rearward , making sure that Before installing or re - the slot ( BB ) in the cover is com - moving mulching cover , pletely engaged in the rear edge of stopengine , wait for parts the deck opening . i DANGER tD stop moving , and dis - Remove the mulcher cover if you Figure 3 - 7 connect sparkplugwire . want to do side - discharge mowing . 15
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OPERATION EngineThrottle Control BEFOREOPERATING This lever ( F , Figure 3 - 8 ) is used to adjust engine speeds and to stop the engine . Always run en - Pre - Operation gine at fast speed setting for best Checklist mower performance . The throttle settings are shown to the right . Perform the following checks before each use of your machine : ] _ 1 _ 1 CHOKE - Usewhen startinga coldengine . ISl Review : " Safety " and " Operation " sections of manual . Q Check for loose or missing hardware . Tighten or replace FAST - Use duringmower operation . _ before starting engine . Q Check the engine oil level . Refer to " Customer Respon - SLOW - Usewhenidling sibilities " section for instructions . engine . ISICheck the fuel level in the fuel tank ( refer to next page for instructions ) . ' _ STOP - Stopsengine . Q Check all levers for freedom of movement . Do not start engine if any lever does not function correctly . F - THRoJiLECONTROL Adjust the blade cutting height ( refer to this Section for instructions ) . J Inspect the area to be mowed and remove any debris . Check that all guards and shields are in place and prop - erly secured . _ 1 Check the installation of the mulcher cover in the right Figure 3 - 8 side deck opening . Remove the mulcher cover if you want to side d ! scharge the grass . EngineRecoil Starter I _ 1Check air pressure in rear tires at first use and every 25 The engine recoil starter ( H , Fig - operating hours . Maintain 15 - 20 PSI ( maximum 20 PSI ) ure 3 - 9 ) is used to " pull - start " the in each tire . Keep tires inflated equally or mower may engine . Do not pull the recoil pull to one side . starter until you have read the Oper - ation Section . ISIAttach the spark plug wire to the spark plug . H - RECOIL STARTER Figure 3 - 9 16
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OPERATION BEFORESTARTINGENGINE A AddMotor Oil B WARNING : Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels ( gasohol • Only use high quality detergent or using ethanol or methanol ) can oil rated with API service classifica - attract moistura which leads to tion SF , SG or SH . Select the oil's separation and formation of acids - SAE viscosity grade according to during storage . Acidic gas can your expected operating tempera - damage the fuel system of an en - ture . Above 32OF , use SAE 30 ; gine while in storage . To avoid below 32OF , use 5W30 . problems , the fuel system should NOTE : Although multi - viscosityoils be emptied before storage for 30 Figure 3 - 10 ( 5W30 , . 10W30 etc . ) improve start - days or longer . Drain the gas tank , ing in cold weather , these oils will start the engine and let it run until result id increased oil consumption the fuel lines and carburetor are when used above 32OF . Check empty . Use fresh fuel next season . engine oil more frequently to avoid See STORAGE instructions for ad - possible engine damage from run - ditional information . Never use en - ning low on oil . gine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent dam - • Be sure that engine is level . Re - age may occur . move dipstick ( A , Figure 3 - 10 ) . • Fill with recommended oil to be - tween " Full " and " Add " marks on dipstick ( approximately 32 oz . ) . Pour slowly and do not overfill . While pouring , stop frequently , re - insert dipstick until it is seated completely , remove and check oil level . ( Wipe dipstick each time be - fore re - inserting . ) Replace dipstick securely . DANGER • Check oil before each use . Add if Gasolineis highly flammable and its vapors are explosive . Read and fol - needed . low these precautions to help avoid severe personal injury or property damage . • Change oil after the first 2 operat - • Do not removegas cap or add gasoline if engine is running or still hot ing hours and every 25 operating from operation . Allow engine to cool at least three minutes before hours thereafter ( more often in ex - refueling . tremely dusty or dirty conditions ) . • Keepopenflame , matches , sparks , or smokingmaterials away from fuel tank andfuelcontainer . Fill FuelTank • Do notfill fuel tank indoors . After filling , wipe up any spills and move • Stop engine and allow it to cool machineaway from gasoline fumes before starting engine . Securely re - for three minutes before removing placethe capsonthe fuel tank andfuel container . fuel fill cap ( B , Figure 3 - 10 ) . Do not check fuel level or add fuel • Do not fill fuel tank completely . Fill tank to 1 / 2 " below bottom of filler while indoors . neckto providespace forfuel expansion , • Clean area around fuel fill cap • Storegasolinein anapprovedfuel containerand ina well - ventilated area . and remove fill cap . Fill gas tank Storeit safelyoutof the reachof children . with clean , fresh unleaded gaso - • Donotstoregasolinewhere vaporsmay reachan open sparkor flame , or line . Do not mix oil with gasoline . whereignitionsources ( suchas hotwater heaters , space heaters , furnaces , • Using a funnel or spout , fill tank clothesdryers , stoves , electric motors , etc . ) are present . to 1 / 2 inches below bottom of fuel tank filler neck to prevent spills and to allow for fuel expansion . • Insta _ ll _ fillcap securely and wipe up any Spilled gasoline . 17
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OPERATION TestBlade - Brake - Clutch Select Mulchingor AdjustMower CuttingHeight ControlSystem Side - DischargeMowing The cutting height can be adjust - ed from 1 to 4 inches by rotating Your combination mower allows The mower is equipped with a the Cutting Height Control lever ( A , blade - brake - clutch which is de - you to select either mulching or Figure 3 - 11 ) . signed to stop the mower blades side - discharging of the grass clip - Choose cutting heights accord - within throe ( 3 ) seconds after ro - pings . To use the mulchingfea - ing to grass conditions and terrain . turo , insert the mulcher cover . In heavy or tall grass , it is usually lease . ofthe Operator Presence better to make the first cut at a Control or the Blade Drive Control . Remove the cover if side dis - higher setting and then make a Never tamper with , or attempt to charge mowing is desired . Refer second cut at the desired setting . defeat the purpose of this safety to " Mulching Cover " on Page 15 When mowing in rough terrain , a device . for installation instructions . higher setting is recommended as The - control system is a mechani - it will minimize the chances of the cal device which is subject to wear . blade striking the ground or hidden Thereforo , test the operation of the obstructions . blade _ brake - clutch control system befor _ each use of the mower . Re - 1 . Release all mower controls fer to " Blade Brake Control Test " at before adjusting cutting height . the end of this Section . 2 . Turn Cutting Height Control lever clockwise to raise cutting height or counterclockwise to lower • cutting height . A decal and pointer ( not illustrated ) on the right side of the mower deck show cutting height settings ranging from A Figure 3 - 12 : Mulcher cover . ( highest ) to G ( lowest ) . Note that actual cutting heights will vary according to the grass and soil conditions . Beforeinstalling or removing mulchingcover , stopengine , wait for partsto stopmoving , DANGER CAUTION and disconnect spark plug wire . To avoid personal injury , do not adjust cutting height while wheels or blades are turning . Release all handle - bar controls and wait for all motionto stop before adjust - ing cuttingheight . MOVINGTHEMOWER WITHOUTENGINEPOWER The mower can be manually pushed or pulled by putting the Gear Select Lever ( C , Figure 3 - 13 ) in N ( neutral ) and pressing and holding the Operator Presence Control ( A , Figure 3 - 13 ) down against the handlebar grip . To stop the wheels at anytime , release the Operator Presence Control . Figure 3 - 11 : Cutting Height Control lever . 18
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OPERATION STARTINGANDSTOPPINGTHEENGINE To Stopthe Engine i ANGER 1 . Release all mower controls to stop wheels or mower blade . Do not operate engine in an enclosedarea . Engine exhaustcontains carbonmonoxide , a deadlygasthat is odorless , colorlessandtasteless . 2 . Move throttle control down to Always run engine outdoors and make sure there is adequate slow ( turtle ) position . ( Whenever ventilation . possible , gradually reduce engine speed before stopping engine . ) 3 . Move Throttle Control all the C - GearSelect Lever way down to stop position . E - EngineThrottle Control B - Blade DriveControl enceControl A - OperatorPres - - \ Figure 3 - 14 : Engine recoil starter . OB ENGAGINGTHEBLADES Wheel Drive Control Figure 3 - 13 : Mower Controls . To avoid injury from rotating blades , keep face , handsand 4 . To start engine using recoil WARNING fDeeAt cNleGarEoRf mowerblades at starter : . all times . To avoidinjury : A . Stand on left side ( as viewed , , Keephandsandfeet clear from behind handlebars ) of ma - ToEngagethe Blades of mowerbladesor other ro - chine . Be sure your feet are tatingparts . 1 . Start engine as described in " To safely away from the underside , , Lookbehindyouto be sure Start the Engine " instructions . Put of the mower deck and all mow - thereare noobstaclesbefore engine throttle in fast speed er controls are released . Place pullingrecoil starterrope . setting . one foot on top of tire . 2 . Press and hold Operator Pres - B . Grasp rope handle ( G , Figure ence Control ( A , Figure 3 - 13 ) 3 - 13 ) and pull slowly until rope To Start the Engine against handlebar grip . pulls slightly harder . Let rope 1 . Move mower to a level area . rewind slowly . Then pull rope 3 . Slowly push Blade Drive Control with a rapid , full arm stroke . Let ( B , Figure 3 - 13 ) fully forward until it 2 . Release all controls on mower rope return slowly . If engine fails stays in the engaged position . The to prevent wheels or mower blades to start after three pulis , repeat blades are now rotating . from rotating when engine starts . instructions starting with Step 2 3 . Move Engine Throttle Control ( try setting throttle at fast ToStop the Blades ( E , Figure 3 - 13 ) fully upward to setting ) . choke setting to start a cold engine To stop the blades , release the C . When engine starts , operate in or to fast ( rabbit ) setting to start a Operator Presence Control . fast throttle setting ( move throt - warm engine . tle from choke setting to fast setting ) . 19
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OPERATION C . To start the wheels , slowly 3 . FOR REVERSE TRAVEL : TOENGAGETHEWHEELS squeeze the Wheel Drive Con - A . Stop the mower blades and trol ( D , Figure 3 - 13 ) . The hard - wheels by releasing the Opera - CAUTION er you squeeze , the faster the tor Presence Control ( A , Figure wheels will turn . To avoid sud - . To avoid damaging the 3 - 13 ) . transmission , do not shift den acceleration , slowly B . Press and hold Operator Pres - squeeze the lever . gears while in motion . ence Control against handlebar D . TO STOP THE WHEELS : • To avoid damaging the grip . wheel brake mechanism , do • To stop drive power to the CoPut the Gear Select Lever ( C , not engage the Wheel Drive wheels , release the Wheel Figure 3 - 13 ) in R ( reverse ) set - Controlwithout first engaging Drive Control . The wheels will ting by first moving lever to N the Operator Presence gradually slow to a stop . Control . ( neutral ) . Then pull lever up , • To quickly stop the wheels , re - lease both the Wheel Drive turn it to R position , and release leve _ Control and the Operator Pres - WARNING ence Control . D . To start the wheels , slowly : Before engaging the Wheel squeeze Wheel Drive Control Drive Lever for the very first ( D , Figure 3 - 13 ) . To avoid sud - time , check that the neutral den acceleration , slowly ( N ) position on the Gear Se - squeeze the lever . lect Lever is properly adjust - E . TO STOP THE WHEELS : WARNING ed . See " Neutral Adjust - • To stop drive power to the To avoid injury or property ment " in " Service and wheels , release the Wheel damage : Adjustments " Section for the Drive Control . The wheels will procedureto follow . • Look behind mower before gradually slow to a stop . andduringreverseoperation . Failure to follow this instruc - • To quickly stop the wheels , re - • Stopthe mower blades be - tion could result in personal lease both the Wheel Drive foreoperatingin reverse . injury or property damage . Control and the Operator Pres - ence Control . • Return the Gear Select Lever to the N ( neutral ) position when 1 . Start engine as described in you have completed reverse op - " To Start the Engine " instructions . eration . Allow the wheels to stop completely before shifting 2 . FOR FORWARD TRAVEL : from R ( reverse ) into a forward A . Press and hold Operator Pres - speed . ence Control ( A , Figure 3 - 13 ) against handlebar grip . MAKINGTURNS B . Put the Gear Select Lever ( C , Figure 3 - 13 ) into one of the The mower turns easily by push - numbered settings ( 1 - Slow , 2 - ing the handlebars in the opposite Medium and 3 - Fast ) . When direction that you want to turn . The differential mechanism inside the first practicing with the mower , transaxle will allow the inside turn - put lever in No . 1 setting . Se - lect forward speeds according ing wheel to stop or slow down to mowing conditions and ter - while the outside turning wheel is rain . Use slower speeds on powered by the drive system . rough terrain or when grass is Reduce the wheel speed before heavy or thick . The forward turning the mower . For tight turns , speed can be increased on disengage the Wheel Drive Control smooth terrain or if the grass and manually push the mo _ , er cover is light . Allow the wheels through the turn ( if needed , put the Gear Select Lever in neutral so the to step completely before shift - ing from one forward speed into wheels turn freely ) . : another . 2O
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OPERATION MOWINGTIPSANDHINTS MulchingLeaves • The mower can also be used to mow leaves in the fall . The leaf WARNING particles filter down into the lawn To avoidinjury or propertydamage : and provide added fertilizer . • Before mowing , thoroughlyinspect area where mower is to be used • The leaves must be dry in order and remove all stones , sticks , wires , bones , nails and other foreign to be mulched . objects . • Disengagemowerblades beforecrossinggravel drives , roads , or side - • Use a slower ground speed if the leaves are not mulched into fine walks to prevent blades from throwing stones or other hazardous objects . particles . • If you mulch oak leaves ( which add acid to the soil ) , add lime to the lawn in the spring to reduce the acidity of the soil . Mow When MowingonSlopes LawnIs Dry KeepMowerBladesSharp For best mower performance , For best results , avoid c keep the blades sharp . A dull blade grass when it is wet . Wet grass will tear , bruise and split the ends tends to form clumps which inter - of grass . fere with the cutting action . The best time to mow is in the late af - Do not mow excessively steep Clean Mower Frequently ternoon or early evening when the slopes ( see WARNING statement grass is usually dry . Clean the underside of the mower below ) . Slow down and exercise deck frequently to remove grass extreme caution when changing di - 1 build - up . rection on slopes . Before mowing CutTop1 / 3 of . . . . _ on slopes , check the engine oil lev - el and make sure that the level is at Precision _ imming the FULL mark . Maintaining a GrassBlade _ For precision trimming , use the FULL oil level is particularly im - slowest gear and inch the mower portant when operating on slopes Cutting more than 1 / 3 of grass along by " feathering " the Wheel as oil can be drained away from vi - length may cause the grass to be - Drive Control lever . Or , disengage tal engine parts . come excessively dry . In tall the wheel drive by releasing the grass , it may be necessary to mow Wheel Drive Control so that you at a higher setting and then mow can manually maneuver the mower WARNING again at the desired height . ( if needed , put the Gear Select NOTE : The cutting height is criti - To avoid injury or property Lever in neutral so that the wheels cal to achieving a well - groomed damage : turn freely ) . lawn . You should experiment with • Maximum safe operating various settings to find that " just angle is 15o . Mowing Ditches right " cutting height . • Exceeding maximum safe If you have to mow ditches , stop operating angle may cause the engine and adjust the cutting tipping or loss of footing . VaryCuttingPattern height to its highest setting . Mow • Do not mow wet slopes . in the direction of the ditch . Mow • Mow across slopes , not up both sides of the ditch fast , and anddown . then mow the bottom . When • Exercise extreme caution mowing ditches , watch out for when changing direction on cans , bottles , or other debris . Vary the cutting pattern from slopes . week to week to help prevent mat - ting of the grass . One week , mow from north to sooth , the next week mow from east to west . : Overlap several inches when mowing to obtain an even appearance . 21
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OPERATION BLADEBRAKECONTROL 1 . Park mower on a portion of lawn which has not been recently TEST mowed . When the Operator Presence 2 . Set the cutting height so the Control is released during opera - mower cuts 1 / 3 of the grass height . tion of the mower , the engine does 3 . Start the engine . not stop , but the blades should stop within three ( 3 ) seconds . The 4 . Press the Operator Presence following test provides a visual test Control down against the handle - of whether the Blade Brake Control bar grip and push the Blade Drive System is functioning . Perform Control fully forward until it stays in this test before each use of the the engaged position . mower . 5 . Put the Gear Select Lever in the No . 1 setting . WARNING 6 . Engage the wheels with the Wheel Drive Control and drive the To avoid personal injury or mower for several feet . Then re - property damage , make sure lease the Operator Presence Con - that the mower is on grass , trol . andthat the test area is clear of foreign objects and by - A . Look at the lawn just mowed . standersbeforeyou beginthe The lawn should be cut up to Blade BrakeControlTest . the point where the Operator Presence Control was released . if the OperatorPresenceCon - trol orthe Blade Drive Control So Press the Operator Presence are notadjustedcorrectly , the Control against the handlebar blades may continueto rotate grip but DO NOT re - engage the after release of the Operator Blade Drive Control . Drive the Presence Control . If the mower forward for several more blades do net stop within feet . Release the Operator three ( 3 ) seconds of release Presence Control and look at ofthe OperatorPresenceCon - the lawn . The grass should trol , movethe EngineThrottle NOT have been cut . This indi - Controlto the STOP position , cates that the Operator Pres * disconnect the spark plug - ence Control has disengaged wire , and movethe wire away the blade drive and stopped the from the spark plug . Do net blades . operate the mower until the 7 . If the mower cuts the grass in Blade Brake Control System Step 6 - B , the Operator Presence has been repaired . Control is NOT disengaging the Failure to dothis couldresult blade drive . Immediately stop fn personal injury or property the engine , disconnect the damage . spark plug wire , and move the wire away from the spark plug . 8 . Do not use the mower until the Blade Brake Control System has been inspected , adjusted or re - paired by a Sears Service Center .
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MaintenanceChart INTERVAL * ITEM - SERVICE Eachuse MowerBlade AsRequired LooseorMissingHardware TightenorReplace Belts Check Check EngineOilLevel Controls Checkfor ProperOperation MulchingCover Checkfor ProperCoverInstallation 1st2 hours EngineOil Change 25 hours EngineOil . . . . Change FoamAirFilter * * * Clean MowerBlade ( s ) : SharpenandBalance ControlLinkageasndPivots LubewithLightOil 50 hours EngineOil Change BladeDriveBeltAdjust AdjustTension EngineCoolingFins Clean GreaseFittings * * Grease Annuallyor 100hours Air FilterElement * * * Replace SparkPlug Clean / ReplacRe , e - gap Monthly Linkages Adjust Belts Check / ReplacAed , just Annualloyr50 hours FrontWheelBearings Grease * Intervaldescribesrunningtime . * * * Clean moreoftenunderdustyconditionosrwhenairbornede - brisIs present . Replaceaircleanerparts , if verydirty . * * A hand - typegreasegunisrecommendewdhengreasingyour unit . High - pressurteypegreasegunscouldcausedamageto * * * * ChangemoreoRenunderdustyconditions , fittings / seals . LubricatioCnhart LUBRICATION Oil and grease the mower ITEM INTERVAL LUBRICATIONTYPE according to the recommen - dations listed in the Lubrica - First2 hours EngineCrankcase Change 0il tion Chart . • Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , and ChangeOil 25 hours ( more oftenin disconnect spark plug ( LobdcaUonIntervals Vary dustyconditions ) wire before performing with Operating Conditions any lubrication proce - and Typeof Oil Used ) dures . FrontWheel Bearings 50 hours Grease ( 1 - 3 Strokes ) • The transmission has been factory sealed and requires Control Linkages / Pivots 25 hours LightOil ( Afew drops ) no lubrication . If a leak * A hand - type grease gun is recommended . should develop , contact your local Sears Service Center . 23
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERALRECOMMENDATIONS 3 . Clean area around dipstick ( Z , Figure 5 - 1 ) to prevent dirt from en - The warranty on this equipment tering oil fill hole . does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse 4 . Remove dipstick . Oil level must or negligence . To receive full val - be between " ADD " and = FULL " ue from the warranty , the operator marks . Do not exceed " FULL " must maintain the equipment as mark on dipstick . instructed in this manual . 5 . To add oil , pour slowly into dip - Some adjustments will need to be stick opening . While adding , made periodically to properly Figure 5 - 1 check oil level frequently by se - maintain your equipment . curely replacing dipstick and re - All adjustments in the Service and moving to read oil level . Wipe dip - Adjustments section of this manu - stick clean each time oil level is al should be checked . at least checked . once each season . 6 . After tiltingto " FULL " ; ' hark , se - Keep the air filters clean and curely replace dipstick . change the spark plug once a year . A clean air filter system and a new spark plug will help your Changing0il engine run better and last longer . Change oil after the first 2 operat - BeforeEachUse ing hours and every 25 operating • Check engine oil level . hours thereafter . Change oil while • Check all hardware for engine is still warm from recent tightness . operation . Warm oil flows more freely and carries away more • Check that all guards and shields are in place and properly impurities . secured . 1 . Stop engine , wait for parts to Figure 5 - 2 : Offdrain . stop moving , and disconnect MOTOROIL spark plug wire . • Only use high quality detergent 2 . Remove dipstick ( Z , Figure 5 - 1 ) . oil rated with API service classifi - cation SF , SG or SH . Select the 3 . Remove protective cap ( A , Fig - ENGINECLEANING oil's SAE viscosity grade accord - ure 5 - 2 ) to expose oil drain port ing to your expected bperating ( B ) . * Stop engine , wait forparts to temperature . Above 32OF , use stop moving , disconnect spark 4 . Push oil drain hose ( D ) ( includ - SAE 30 ; below 32OF , use 5W30 . plug wire , and allow engine to ed in hardware bag with unit ) onto cool before inspecting or clean - NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oil drain port . Route other end of ing engine . oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve hose to an appropriate oil collec - starting in cold weather , these oils tion receptacle . • Daily or more often , before run - will result in increased oil con - ning engine , remove grass and 5 . Twist oil drain fixture ( C ) to the sumption when used above 32OF . chaff from recoil finger guard or open position , Pull out . Drain oil Check engine oil more frequently rotating screen to prevent engine completely . to avoid possible engine damage damage caused by overheating . 6 . Push in and twist oil drain fixture from running low on oil . Also keep cooling vanes , governor to the closed position . Remove linkage , springs and controls free CheckingOil Level drain hose . Replace protective cap of debris . Engine oil level must be between ( A ) . • Daily or more often , before run - " ADD " and " FULL " marks on dip - 7 . Refill engine with fresh oil and stick at all times . Check before ning engine , clean muffler area securely replace dipstick . ( be sure muffler is cool ) to remove each use and every 5 operating hours . all grass and combustible debris . NOTE : Please dispose of all waste If engine is equipped with a spark materials in an ecologically re - 1 . Park machine on level ground . arrestor screen , remove assembly sponsible manner , Use proper 2 . Stop engine , wait for parts to every 50 hours for cleaning and waste material storage containers . • inspection . Replace if damaged . stop moving , and : disconnect spark plug wire . ; _ 24
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TiP : Before tipping mower , install a AIR CLEANERSERVICE small plastic sandwich style bag Improper air cleaner maintenance under the gas cap and tighten se - can cause engine damage . curely . This will virtually eliminate any fuel weepage from the cap . SERVICE SCHEDULE : Be sure - to remove the p / astic bag Foam Filter ( A , Fig . 5 - 3 ) : Wash before re - using mower . and re - oil every 3 months or every 25 operating hours . Clean and re - oil daily if used in extremely dusty A conditions . CLEANINGUNDERSIDEOF MOWERDECK Paper or Foam / Screen Filters B ( B , Fig . 5 - 3 ) : DO NOT ATTEMPT Frequently check , and clean if TO CLEAN OR OIL FILTER . necessary , the underside of the Replace once a year or every 100 mower deck . Grass build - up in operating hours , more often if used this area can affect the cutting in extremely dusty conditions . performance . Before inspecting or Figure 5 - 3 DO NOT RUN ENGINE WITHOUT cleaning , make sure that the en - COMPLETE AIR CLEANER IN - gine is shut off and the spark plug STALLED ON ENGINE . wire is disconnected from the spark plug . 7 . Install new Filter ( B ) and new nuts . Tighten nuts finger tight and A . To Service FoamAir Filter ( A , then turn one ( 1 ) more complete Figure5 - 3 ) i WARNING turn . 1 . Wash in water and detergent Mower blades are sharp . 8 . Slide foam filter over paper solution and squeeze ( don't twist ) When working near blades , filter . until all dirt is removed . wear heavy leather gloves or 9 . Install cover and wing nuts . wrap blades in thick rags to 2 . Rinse thoroughly in clear water . Tighten wing nuts . protect yourself from the 3 . Wrap in a clean cloth and sharpedges . squeeze ( don't twist ) until com - pletely dry . TIPPINGMOWERFORSERVICE Inspection / Cleaningof Mower 4 . Saturate with engine oil and Deck squeeze ( don't twist ) to distribute When servicing the underside of oil and remove excess oil . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts the mower for any reason , the to stop moving , and disconnect mower should only be tipped spark plug wire . backward on its rear wheels ( and A . ToRemoveandInstall Filters securely propped up to prevent it 2 . Tip mower on rear wheels by ( Figure5 - 3 ) from failing ) . Tipping the mower following instructions " - ripping 1 . Stop engine , wait for parts to forward or to either side could re - Mower For Service " on this page . stop moving , and disconnect sult in damage to engine . spark plug wire . 3 . Use a plastic or metal scraper to remove grass build - up from 2 . Remove wing nuts and cover . deck or blades . If needed , spray WARNING 3 . Slide Filter ( A ) off Filter ( B ) . with a garden hose . Before servicingundersideof 4 . Inspect filter ( s ) for discoloration mower , stop engine , wait for or dirt accumulation . If either is all pads to stop moving , and present , service as described in disconnect spark plug wire . Service Schedule above . Failure to follow this instruc - 5 . Remove nuts and Filter ( B ) o Dis - tion could result in personal card Filter ( B ) and nuts ( if service injury or propertydamage . is necessary ) . 6 . Clean inside of cover - and body thoroughly . 25
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS SPARKPLUG BELTCOVERREMOVAL BLADESPINDLEBELT REPLACEMENT The belt cover must be removed Inspect the spark plug ( Figure 5 - 4 ) Follow this procedure to remove after every 100 hours of operation . to perform several maintenance and replace the blade spindle Be sure the gap is set at . 030 " . Do procedures . drive belt ( remove blade drive belt not reuse plug if it is severely worn To Remove Belt Cover first ; see " Blade Drive Belt or damaged . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts Replacement " ) . Best results are obtained with a to stop moving , and disconnect 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts new plug . See engine owner's spark plug wire . to stop moving and disconnect manual to determine proper re - 2 . Remove four screws ( R , Figure spark plug wire . placement plug . Use of incorrect 5 - 5 ) and remove cover . plug can cause engine damage . 2 . Remove belt cover ( see " Belt Cover Removar _ . NOTE : Do not clean spark plug in To Reinstall Belt Cover machines which use abrasive grit . 3 . Align sight holes ( O , Figure 1 . Position belt cover in place . Clean spark plug by scraping or 5 - 6 ) in pulley with spindle housing - 2 . Secure with four screws re - wire brushing , or washing with a to - mower deck mounting bolts ( L ) . commercial solvent . moved earlier . 4 . Loosen screw ( J ) and rotate arm ( K ) to the rear . 5 . Loosen four mounting bolts ( L ) securing spindle housing ( beneath Oo not operate unit without belt cover installed . Failure mower deck ) to mower deck . to follow this instruction 6 . Slide spindle housing ( with pul - i iWARNINGn couldresult personalinjury ley attached ) toward center . orpropertydamage . 7 . Replace belt ( N ) with new belt . . IMPORTANT : Set blades perpen - dicular ( 90 ° ) to each other . . 030 " FeelerGauge 8 . Rotate arm ( K ) to move spindle Figure 5.4 : Spark plug . housing and apply tension to belt . Belt cogs and pulley groovesmust mesh together . When applying moderate finger tension ( 8 - 12 CARBURETOR Ibs . ) , belt should deflect approxi - The carburetor is adjusted at the mately 1 / 2 " ( 12.7 mm ) at ( P ) , mid - factory . It should not need to be point of deck . reset . If black exhaust is noted , 9 . Tighten bolts ( L ) to 15 ft . - Ibs . check the air cleaner first . An ( 20.3 Nm ) . Tighten screw ( J ) . over - rich mixture is usually caused 10 . Blades must not contact deck . by a poorly serviced or clogged air Check and readjust as needed . Figure 5 - 5 : Belt cover removal cleaner element , not an improperly adjusted carburetor . If readjust - 11 . Reinstall blade drive belt and ment is necessary , contact your belt cover , removed earlier ) . Sears Service Center . t • p _ 0k . T " _ " : : : - " : : ! ' L . / . Figure 5 - 6 : Blade Spindle Bell 26
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS 4 . Disengage Blade Drive Control . 6 . Remove belt ( A , Figure 5 - 8 ) BLADEDRIVEBELT from around sheaves . REPLACEMENT 5 . Re - tighten two screws ( M , Fig - ure 5 - 8 ) that secure flap bracket Follow this procedure to remove ( N ) . ToInstall Belt and replace the blade drive belt . 6 . Reinstall belt cover securely . An assistant will be needed . 1 . Route belt ( A , Figure 5 - 8 ) around sheaves as shown . To RemoveBelt 2 . Have an assistant hold down Blade Drive Disengaged 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts Operator Presence Controland to stop moving , and disconnect \ then push the Blade Drive Control spark plug wire . forward untilit latches in place 2 . Disengage blade drive control ( Figure 5 - 7 ) . ( Figure 5 - 7 ) by releasing all con - 3 . With the Blade Drive Control trols on the mower . lever engaged , adjust and tighten 3 . Remove belt cover ( see " Belt belt guide ( B ) to 1 / 32 - 1 / 16 " away Cover Removal " ) . Blade Drive Engaged from tensioned belt . ( Be sure that \ , , , 4 . Loosen belt guides ( B and C , belt does not contact belt guide Figure 5 - 8 ) . when belt is under tension . ) Se - RIGHTVIEW cure belt guide ( C ) rotated into po - 5 . Move flap bracket ( N , Figure sition as shown in Figure 5 - 8 . Figure 5 - 7 : Blade Drive Control 5 - 8 ) out of the way by loosening two screws ( M ) . BLADEBRAKEREPLACEMENT Follow this procedure to install a new blade brake . To Remove Blade Brake 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , and disconnect spark plug wire . 2 . Remove belt cover as described in " Belt Cover Removal " instruc - tions . 3 . Remove hardware ( G , Figure 5 - 8 ) securing blade brake ( H ) . 4 . Remove old brake ( H ) from idler arm ( I ) . To Install Brake 1 . Position new brake ( H ) in place on idler arm ( I ) . 2 . Center brake in sheave groove and secure brake ( H ) with hard - ware ( G ) removed earlier . 3 . Reinstall belt cover securely . 4 . Test operation of blade brake ( see " Blade Brake Control Test " on Page 22 ) . Figure 5 - 8 : Blade drive . 27
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BLADEDRIVEBELT - < - - Adjustidlerindirection ADJUSTMENT ofarrowtotighten belt If the blade drive belt is slipping due to lack of belt tension , follow the steps below . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , an d disconnect spark plug wire . 2 . Remove belt cover as described in " Belt Cover Removal " instruc - tions . 3 . With mower on level ground , adjust blade cutting height at about 3 " ( measure fro . m ground to Figure 5 - 9 : Blade drive adjustment . flat portion of blade ) . = 4 . With the Blade Drive Control ( Figure 5 - 7 ) in the disengaged position , set a gap of 1 / 8 " between the spring ( F , Figure 5 - 9 ) and flat washer ( E ) by adjusting the nut ( D ) . 5 . Reinstall the belt cover securely . 6 . Test the operation of the blade brake ( see " Blade Brake Control Test " ) . 7 . If the drive belt slips during op - eration , it may be necessary to re - locate idler ( J , Figure 5 - 9 ) in the slot provided in the mounting bracket . With the engine stopped and the spa . rk plug wire disconnected , loosen the hardware on the idler ( J ) and slide it forward to take up slack in the belt . 8 . Engage the blade drive and measure the distance ( X , Figure 5 - 8 ) between the centers of pul - leys ( K ) and ( L ) . The distance should be 5 - 1 / 2 to 5 - 5 / 8 " . After obtai0ing the correct dimension , reinstall the belt cover securely and test the operation of the blade brake . 28
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' SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BLADEDRIVECONTROLLEVER WHEELDRIVEBELTREPLACEMENT ADJUSTMENT 5 . Install new belt shown in Follow this procedure to replace the wheel ddve belt . Figure 5 - 11 . Belt must be in - Make th _ following adjustment if stalled " inside out " ' V ' side of belt the Blade Ddve Control lever re - 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts lies against engine sheave only . to stop moving , and disconnect leases dudng operation . _ Rat side of belt lies against trans - spark plug wire . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts mission sheave ( R ) and back - sid - 2 . Release all mower controls . to stop moving , and disconnect ed idlers ( P and Q ) . 3 . Remove belt cover as described spark plug wire . 6 . Make sure belt is inside belt in " Belt Cover Removal " instruc - 2 . Engage the Operator Presence guide ( S , Figure 5 - 11 ) . tions . Control and the Blade Drive Con - 7 . Reinstall belt cover securely . trol . Without releasing the controls , 4 . Locate wheel drive belt ( O , Fig - look inside the cutout at the roar of 8 . An adjustment to the drive belt ure 5 - 11 ) and remove it from top may be necessary . See " Wheel the frame and make sure the Op - sheave of engine sheave , backsid - Drive Belt Adjustment " on the next erator Presence Control latches ( A ed idlers ( P and Q ) and transmis - page . and B , Fig . 5 - 10 ) are fully engaged sion sheave ( R ) . at point ( C ) . If they are not fully en - gaged , improper operation or pre - mature wear could result . To ad - C just , loosen hex nut ( D ) and short - en length of control rod ( E ) . To E A avoid over - adjusting , turn rod only 1 to 2 turns per adjustment . 3 . Tighten hex nut securely after adjusting control rod . - - B 4 . Test by releasing the Operator Presence Control . If properly ad - justed , the Blade Drive Control will disengage when the Operator Presence Control is released . Re - adjust as necessary by repeating Steps 2 and 3 . Figure 5 - 10 : Blade Drive Control Lever adjustmenL I I I I I I I ! I ! _ Lr ! - - - s I I I ! a - I1 Figure 5 - 11 : Wheel drive bolt _ placemenL 29
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WHEELDRIVEBELT ADJUSTMENT The wheel drive belt requires an adjustment if loss of drive belt ten - sion ( slippage ) occurs . This is most noticeable when more trac - tion is required ( such as going up slopes ) . ToTestWheel Traction 1 . Park machine on a paved ( con - crete , etc . ) surface with front edge up against a sturdy wall , fence , etc . 2 . Put Gear Select Lever in No . 1 E setting . IMPORTANT : Do not park against a painted or sided wall . Testing B the wheel drive system requires machine to be forcibly pushed against wall . Damage to paint or siding could result . 3 . With engine running , and ma - Figure 5 - 12 : Wheel drive belt adjustment . chine placed firmly up against wall , hold down Operator Pres - ence Control and fully engage wheel drive by squeezing Wheel 4 . Thread red ( E , Figure 5 - 12 ) one Drive Control until it contacts or two turns clockwise for more handlebar . tension or counterclockwise for 4 . Wheels should slip on paved less tension . surface . If they do not , an adjust - 5 . Insert rod back into hole in ment is required . Wheel Drive Control lever and in - stall cotter pin . Bend ends of cot - ToAdjustWheel Drive Belt ter pin to secure . 6 . Retest wheel traction . Repeat 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts adjustment procedure , if neces - to stop moving , and disconnect A sary . Most comfortable operation spark plug wire . will be obtained when the adjust - 2 . Remove cotter pin ( A , Figure ment allows the lever to just make 5 - 12A ) from upper end of Wheel contact with the handgrip as suffi - Drive Control rod . Slide red out of Figure 5 - 12.4 cient wheel traction is achieved . lever assembly . When adjustment is complete , 3 . Loosen jam nut ( D , Figure tighten jam nut ( D ) firmly against 5 - 12 ) . block ( B ) . 30 "
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WHEELBRAKEADJUSTMENT This adjustment may be required if the m . achine does not hold on a hillwith the Operator Presence Control disengaged , or if the brake drags with the Operator Presence Control engaged and the transmis - sion in neutral . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , and disconnect spark plug wire . 2 . Disengage ( release ) the Opera - tor Presence Control ( M , Figure 5 - 13 ) . 3 . Slowly adjust at nut ( O ) , if nec - essary , untilthe distance between the back of brake arm ( N ) and bracket ( P ) is 3 / 8 " - 5 / 16 " . Use small adjustments ( 1 / 4 turn maxi - 3 / 8 _ * mum ) . NOTE : It may be neces - 5 / 16 " sary to relieve spring tension when decreasing distance . To do so , have an assistant engage the Op - erator Presence Control while you Figure 5 - 13 : Wheel brake adjustment . adjust the nut . TRANSMISSIONNEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT Follow this procedure to adjust neutral on the transmission . 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , and disconnect spark plug wire . 2 . Rotate shift rod ( I , Figures 5 - 14 and 5 - 15 ) clockwise until it stops Detentfor Neutral in the neutral ( N ) position ( from Position forward gear positions ) . J 3 . Hold down Operator Presence Control ( M , Figure 5 - 13 ) and push Figure 5 - 14 : Gear Select Lever in neutral ( IV ) position . unit forward and backward . Unit should move freely . If not , contin - NOTE : Shift rod ( I ) must be held into neutral . When transmission is ue with Step 4 . in the neutral position ( see Figure in neutral , unit will move freely 4 . Remove cotter pin securing shift 5 - 14 ) while shift link ( P ) is when pushed while holding the link ( P , Figure 5 - 15 ) to shift rod ( I ) . adjusted . Operator Presence Control lever 5 . Move shift arm ( X ) back and down . If transmission is NOT in 7 . Secure shift link ( P ) into shift forth as necessary into each de - neutral , there will be a slight drag rod ( I ) with cotter pin removed tent untiltransmission is in neutral . on the wheels when pushing unit . earlier . NOTE : Moving shift arm ( X ) clock - 6 . When shift arm ( X ) is in neutral 8 . Re - check neutral by pushing wise all the way to the left , and position , rotate shift link ( P ) until unit back and forth and shifting then one notch back counterclock - hooked end fits back into hole in lever ( I ) from re , , _ emeto neutral . A wise , should put transmission bottom end of shift rod ( I ) . small fine - tune adjustment may be required . 31
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS I MOWERBLADES I I I ! Examine mower blades before op - I $ eration . For efficient mowing , cut - ting edges of blades should al - ways be kept sharp . Check for blade wear or damage . See Fig - " ure 5 - 16 . Replace a severely worn or damaged blade with a new one . WARNING Mower bladesare sharp . • When workingnear blades , wear heavy leather gloves or wrap blades in thick rags to Figure 5 - 15 : Transmission neutral ( IV ) adjustment . protect yourself from the sharp edges . • Wear eye protection when sharpeningblades , To InspectBlades 1 . Stop engine , wait for all parts to stop moving , and disconnect spark plug wire . 2 . Tip mower on rear wheels by following instructions " Tipping Mower For Service " in this Section of Manual . To Remove Blade Remove bolt ( Figure 5 - 18 ) and Replaceif separation washer ( s ) . Remove mower blade . beginst _ oform . BladeSharpening Grind or file the same amount from each blade end to maintain blade balance . An unbalanced mower blade produces excessive _ _ l - S / S . / 4 cm • vibration and may damage spindle bearings . Sharpen cutting edge • straight across , parallel to rear edge of mower blade . See Figure 5 - 16 . After sharpening , blade bal - ance must be checked . SharpenedBlade Sharpen blade cutting edgestraight across , parallel to blade trai / ing edge . Figure 5 - 16 : Blade Inspection . 32
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Blade Installation t FRONT Blades must be installed perpen - dicular to each other ( see Figure 5 - 17 ) . Install mower blade as shown in Figure 5 - 18 with flat side down . Install washer on bolt . Tighten bolts to a torque value of 35 ft . Ibs . ( 47 Nm ) . NOTE : If top bolt is removed , re - install using LOCTITE # 242 thread sealant . Figure 5 - 17 Torqueto _ " - Mower Blade I Washer I BoltH Torqueto - < - - - - - - - - 35 Ft . Lbs . Figure 5 - 18 : Blade spindle . 33
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STORAGE OFF - SEASONSTORAGE WARNING OTHER : Neverstore machine with fuel • Stop engine , wait for all parts • Do not store gasoline from one inthe fuel tank inside a build - to stop moving , and discon - season to another . ing where fumes may reach nect spark plug wire before • Replace your gasoline can if an open flame or spark , or performing any storage proce - your can starts to rust . Rust dures . Review the " Mainte - where ignition sources are and / or dirt in your gasoline will presentsuchas hot water and nance and Storage " safety cause problems . space heaters , furnaces , rules in the Safety section of this Manual clothes dryers , stoves , elec - • Cover your unit with a suitable tric motors , etc . protective cover that does not re - tain moisture . Do not use plastic . MOWER : Plastic cannot breathe which al - NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an accept - lows condensation to form and • Inspect all parts for damage , able alternative in minimizing the wi ( I cause your unit to rust . breakage , and wear . Tighten or formation of fuel gum deposits dur - replace fasteners . Contact your IMPORTANT : NEVER COVER ing storage . Add stabilizer to gaso - Sears Service Center for re - MOWER WHILE ENGINE AND line infuel tank or storage contain - placement parts . EXHAUSTAREAS ARE STILL er . Always follow the mix ratio WARM . • Lubricate as shown in the Cus - found on stabilizer container . Run tomer Responsibilities section . engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabi - • Clean the exterior of the mower lizer to reach the carburetor . Do thoroughly and touch up all not drain the gas tank and carbu - chipped or scratched surfaces to retor if usingfuel stabilizer . prevent rust from forming . ENGINE OIL : Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and ENGINE : replace with clean engine oil See IMPORTANT : IT IS IMPORTANT " ENGINE " in the Customer Re - TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS sponsibilities Section of this FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL manual . FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CYLINDER : CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , FUEL HOSE OR TANK DURING • Remove spark plug . STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCE • Pour one ounce of oil through INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL spark plug hole into cylinder . BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL • Pull starter handle slowly a few OR METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT times to distribute oil . MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO • Replace with new spark plug . SEPARATION AND FORMATION OFAClDS DURING STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . • Drain the fuel tank . • Start the engine and let it mn un - til the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur , • Use fresh fuel next season . 34
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TROUBLESHOOTING WARNING Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , Symptom shut off engine , make sure that all moving parts have come to a complete stop , and disconnect spark plug wire . Failure to followthis instruc - tion could result in personal injury or propertydamage . TroubleshootinCghart Possiblecause nginomalfunction . • • • • • • • • • mproperlyadjusted drivelinkage . • • • • • • • _ ) irtyenginecoolingfins orflywheelscreen . • : aultyignition . • • • • • • • : aultysparkplug . • • • • • - mpty fueltank . • • • • 3artery orchargingmalfunction ( if applicable ) . • • • • Lmproperlyadjusted or dirtycarburetor . • • • • • tmproper oil level . • • Dirtyaircleanerelement . • • • • Improperlyadjustedchoke ( if applicable ) . • • • • • I - ransmission malfunction . • • Improperly adjusted drivelinkage . • • • • • Broken , loose orworn belt ( s ) . • • • • • • Dull blade ( s ) . • • Throttle controloutof adjustment . • • • Blade / brakesystem outof adjustment . • • • Blade ( s ) out of balance . • • Loose hardware . • • • 35
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OPERATING AND SAFETY DECALS SAFETYDECALS Make certain all safety decals on this equipment are kept clean and in good condition . The decals are shown ( at reduced sizes ) below . If you need a replacement decal , please refer to the Repair Parts section of this manual . On top , rear of engine platform DANGER _ kCAUTION On left side of mowerdeck Beneathbelt / pulley cover On ControlPanel 36
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS HANDLEBARAND CONSOLEASSEMBLY 114 116 111 i 113 II i [ J78 I 142 0 118 _ 114 117 110 143 Ref . Part Description Qty . Ref . Part Description Qty . 116 1703539 11 1186393 HandleGrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 FlangeLocknu3t , / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 117 1773605001 ControHl andle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 1185147 CotterPin , 3 / 32x5 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 118 1717897 HairPin , 5 / 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 1721252 J - Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 119 1915927 ThrottleContro . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 . 19 1107382 FlatWasher5 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 1737118 33 1186389 FlangeLocknut1 , / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 121 1737041 HandleGrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 43 1702646 FlatWasher1 , / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 1715716 NylonBushin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 68 1769888 UpperBladeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 123 1721492 CompressioSnprin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 72 1773607 UpperTransmissioRnod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 . . 1 . 124 1107385 FlatWasher1 , / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 78 1769872 UpperBrakeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 1768633 80 1769874 ShiftRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WarningDecal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 126 1915931 84 1186308 LogoDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 FlangeLockScrew1 , / 4 - 20 x1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 1 130 1764984 HandleGrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 1703051 ShouldeBr olt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 1768223 MowerEngageLeve . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 96 1185279 RollPin , 1 / 4x2 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Plastictie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 217355313001 110 1186329 FlangeLockScrew5 , / 16x3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 143 17649 ControHl andle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RightHandleba . . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 111 1770445001 172 1724491 112 1768452 Screw5 , / 16 - 18x 3 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 OperatoPrresencCeontroDl eca . l . . . . . . . . . . 1 301 1915935 113 1915793 ConsoleAssembl ( yincL Ref . 125 ) . . . . . . . . 1 Screw1 , / 4 - 20x 1 - 3 / 4 - Grade8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 114 1734398 Locknut1 , / 4 - . 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1 115 1764922001 LeftHandleba . . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS DRIVEASSEMBLY _ 50 o _ 65 303 305 38
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS DRIVEASSEMBLY Ref . Part Description Qty . Ref . Part Description Qty . 58 1770247 LowerBladeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 * Engine8 , HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 60 1770326 2 1769904 EnginePulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TransaxlPeulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1100243 61 1118808 LockWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RetainingRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 4 1915933 62 1107381 FlatWasher1 , / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolt , 3 / 8 - 24x 1 - 3 / 4 - Grade8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 63 1100002 Screw , 1 / 4 - 28x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1773599 WasherN , ylon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 64 1186391 7 1915475 FlangeLockout5 , / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WarningDecal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 65 1110108 8 1766326 Locknut3 , / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 OilValveCap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 66 1100241 9 1768865 LockWasher1 , / . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 OilValve ( Incl . Ref . 8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 10 1909371 OilDrainHose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 1100043 Screw , 318x 1 : 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 68 1769888 11 1186393 FlangeLocknu3t , / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 UpperBladeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 1727379 69 1768140 TransmissioAnrm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PopRivet3 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 13 1769870 70 1767837 BallJoint . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 71 1768628 14 1769869001 ShiftLinkRod . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 FlapBracke . . t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 72 1769873 15 1769885 LowerTransmissioRnod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UpperTransmissioRnod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 75 1768624 16 1185147 SpringAttachmenRtod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CotterPin , 3 / 32x5 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1 76 1768636 18 1890234 FlatWasher1 , / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ExtensioSnpring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 1107382 78 1769872 FlatWasher5 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 UpperBrakeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 1711864 79 1111609 CompressionSpring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x2 - 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 21 1763219 ShoulderBolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 80 1769874 Shift Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1715538 81 1769875 ClutchArm Pivot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nyliner , 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 25 1748393 83 1768630001 Shift RodBracke . t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CarriageBolt , 3 / 8 - 16x1 - 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 26 1764920 IdlerArm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 511863082023 FlangeLockScrew , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 . . . . _ . . . . . . . 2.1 . . 1 85 17698 27 1756151 Backplat . e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IdlerPulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 3 87 1770334 V - Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 1107383 FiatWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 1715685 90 1768194 ThreadFormingScrew , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 _ 1 PlasticGrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 30 1733398 91 1762042 TopLocknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ThreadFormingScrew , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 . . . . . . . . 3 31 1915831 102 1186229 HexNut , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 LiftCrankAssembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 32 1100086 159 1769038 Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16x 1 - 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 EyeBolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 167 517698820 FlangeLockout , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PivotShaftAssembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 33 11863893 169 11003 36 110024 CotterPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LockWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 39 1186347 168 1769878 8rakeArm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 FlangeLockScrew3 , / 8 - 16x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 1 170 1187961 41 1769881 InterlockCam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DrivePin , 5 / 32 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 171 1730851 42 1769877 LowerBrakeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ClevisPin , 1 / 2x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 172 1724491 43 1702646 WasherF , lat1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 44 1770361 InterlockLatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 177 1740496 FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SwivelBlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 302 1915936 48 1725264 FrameWeldmentAss'y 49 1186258 JamNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( Incl . Ref . 7 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 50 1185388 303 1768180 WheelRim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RetainingRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 4 51 1708012 FlatWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 1756444 Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 305 1718086 ValveStem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 1701447 SpeciaWl asher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N . . R 400 97092 54 1769781 Loctite242 , 0.02oz.Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N / I1 SquareKey , 3 / 16x2 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 403 1768818 Washer - fla . t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 TransmissioAnssembly ( Model915 - 029 ) 1 - - - 1905122 Owner'sManua . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 56 110443699 WoodrufKf ey3 , / 16x3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 57 17324 TopLockout , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 • * SeepartsbreakdowinnthisSection . NR Asrequired . N / ] Itemnotincludedwithunit ; orderseparately . 39
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS FRONTFRAMEASSEMBLY 7110 ] 402 BlackSprayPaintCan , 13oz . 313 149 I I 151 11 \ 316 104 317 \ I I _ 110 310 73 30 40
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS FRONTFRAMEASSEMBLY Ref . Part Description Qty . Ref . Part Description Qty . 11 1186393 110 311863290 FlangeLocknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 FlangeLockScrew , 5 / 16x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 149 19159 16 1185147 CotterPin , 3 / 32x 5 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 LogoDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 28 1107383 151 1915937 33 " CombinationDeckDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FlatWasher3 , / . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 30 1733398 158 1769767 Locknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V - Belt . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 31 1769895 Lift Crank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 159 1769038 EyeBolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 47 1100349 CotterPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 165 1754125 ShoulderBolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 53 1701447 174 1770355 SpeciaWl ashe . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ToplockNut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 58 1770247 LowerBladeRod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 307 1769903001 RearLiftAssembl . y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 73 1185506 308 811854696 FlangeLockout , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 RollPin , 1 / 4 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 94 1768231 PivotBlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 309 11073 FlatWasher5 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 1769521001 LevelerBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 310 1770248001 FrontLiftAssembl . y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 97 1769889 311 1768477001 CuttingHeightDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Spindle . Assembl . y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 100 1769344 312 1764140 TapScrew # , 8x 3 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FlangeBearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 1769007 313 1769743001 CompressionSpring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 GageSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 103 1185498 314 1185976 SpeedNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 GreaseFitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 104 1764996023 BeltGuard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 315 911857599001 DrivePin , 1 / 4 x 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 105 1185873 316 17698 SpeedNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 . MowerSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 106 1100352 CotterPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 1186347 WhizlockScrew , 3 / 8 - 16x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 108 1743891 402 1735222 GageWheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 BlackSprayPaintCan , 13Oz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N / I N / I Itemnotincludedwithunit ; orderseparately . 41
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS MOWERDECKASSEMBLY LOCTITEINTO PLACE TORQUETO 35 FT . LBS , 28 37 52 158 I 2 _ 4 _ 320 2 _ I 400 LOCTITE242 , 0.02 OZ . TUBE 401 BLACKSPRAYPAINTCAN , 13 OZ . 11 8 10 I 318 TORQUETO _ 9 35FT . LBS . 42
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS MOWERDECKASSEMBLY Ref . Part Description Qty . Ref . Part Description Qty . 40 1768818 2 1185574 BallBearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 FlatWasher3 , / 8x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . 7.12 41 1100243 3 1746869 LockWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 42 1701447 FlatWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1915280 MowerSpindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 43 1764135 BeltGuide . . . . . . . . . . . . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 1765029 BladeSpacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 44 1769397 7 1766061 Screw , 7 / 16 - 14x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 RightSpindleShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t1 46 1113527 8 1768169 LeftSpindleShaft ( long ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RetainingRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 1765196 47 117684515 Screw , 7 / 16 - 14x1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 WarningDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BelleviIlWe ashe . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 48 11857 10 1765197 PyramidWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 50 1771925 11 1910917 Blade3 , 3 " Mulchin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 TriplaskScrew1 , / 4 - 20x 5 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 51 12 1185649 RetainingRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 177.1922001 SprocketPlate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 13 1771081 FlatHeadScrew , # 10 - 24x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1773642 MulcherCoverF , old - UpStyle 14 1771083 BrakePad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Incl . Ref . 28and30 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 1185985 53 NylonLocknut , # 10 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 1727342 Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . 2.12 17 1773600 ToothedDriveBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 1910931 DischargeChute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19i = 0948001 WeldmentDoubler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1768435 CautionDecal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 55 19 1774220 5657 CoggedPulley , 56T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1910951001 Bracket , ChuteHing . e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 1769362 DrivePulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1910971 Spring , DischargeChut . e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 58 21 1736484 FlatWasher7 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1910972 Pin , DischargeChute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 59 22 1100244 LockWasher7 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1740496 Screw , Thread - Formin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 . . 1 . 6O 23 1773523 FlangeLockScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1186098 Bolt , Carriage3 , / 8 - 18x 3 / . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1764140 158 1769767 V - Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FlangeBushin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 25 1701055 FlatWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318 1773595 MulchingBladeKit 26 1762794 IdlerPulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Incl . Refs . 9,10 and11 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 319 27 1100062 HexHeadCapscrew3 , / 8 - 16x 2 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . 2 1773587 MowerDeckAssembly 28 1911054 AdapterTrim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Incl . Refs . 18,39 & 47 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 IdlerArm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 320 29 1770803 1769048 MowerSpindleAssembly 30 1186059 PopRivet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( Incl . Refs . 2 , 3 , 4 & 5 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Nil 31 1911021001 400 97092 Loctite242 , 0.02oz.Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeltTensionAdjustmenBtracke . t . . . . . . . . . . 1 401 32 1749911 1735222 BlackSprayPaintCan , 13oz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N / I IdlerPulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1 33 1766787 SpeciaTl hrustWashe . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 1720717 BeltGuide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 1756595 ExtensioSnpring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36 1186231 Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 37 1732499 Locknut5 , / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 38 172399687 PulleySpacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1 39 17396 DangerDeca . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N / I Itemnotincludedwithunit ; orderseparately . 43
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS TransaxlAessembly lO rJS / 9 / 181 61 / 77 64 11 13 31 / 54 65A / 37 / 3 4O 445 43 44
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS TRANSAXLEASSEMBLY Ref . Part Description Qty . Ref . Part Description Qty . 40 792076A Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TransaxleCover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 772113 BrakeLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 41 790045 2 780086 NeedleBearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 42 792073 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 TransaxleCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 770110 Countershaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 43 792075 Loeknut , 5 / 16 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 776300 Brake PadHolder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ 1 44 790025 6 778281 Spur Gear ( 16 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 46 786086 Brake LeverBracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 778122A Spur Gear ( 22 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 47 " 774747 Axle ( 16 - 1 / 4 " long ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 792160 Shift Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 48 774888 Shift Collar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Axle ( 11 " long ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 784373 49 778123A Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 784365 Shift Rod & Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 50 " 778122A Spur Gear ( 22 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . ; . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 778261 Bevel Gear & Bearing ( Incl . 174 ) . . . . . 1 61 : 778273 Spur Gear ( 19 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 778262 Bevel Pinion ( 14 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 54 778263 Spur Gear ( 11 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 778221 BevelGear ( 16 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 56 778127A Differential Pinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spur Gear ( 25 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 778068 57 778128A Spur Gear ( 28teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 778260 Ring Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 58 778129A Spur Gear ( 30teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 786150 BearingStrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 61 778265 Drive Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Spur Gear ( 34 teeth ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 786139 63 786158 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 18 786147 Neutral Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 64 786072 Output ShaftSpacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 20 792077 BaTI5 , / 16 " dia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . 65 780162 22 792079 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 65A 780160 23 788061 Seal Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 66 776299 Input Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 25 792073 Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Shifter & BrakeShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 776352 26 792125 Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 69 780161 27 792035 Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 71 788069 SquareCut Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 28 788040 Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 780090 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 29 780072 77 788078A Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Inverted RetainingRing ( pkg . of 2 ) . 1 30 780108 79 792144 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 31 780001 80 790063A Brake Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 32 792001 " 0 " Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 90 7880679 Grease Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 33 788076 " 0 " Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 150 510334 GasketEliminator ( Loctite # 515 ) . . . . . 11 34 780159 Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ReverseIdler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 - 776302 Brake Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36 790071 174 780085 NeedleBearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BrakePad Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 37 790007 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 175 780145 38 799021 Brake Pad ( pkg . o12 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Dowel Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 39 786026 45
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS Craftsman4 - Cycle , 8HP Engine ( Model 143.988000 ) . 25O 234 238 325 • 210 _ 211 18 178 4 38O 277 51 / ° l 46
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CRAFTSMAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS Craftsman4 - Cycle , 8HPEngine ( Model143 . 988000 ) EngineAssembly Ref # Part # Description Qty Ref # Part # Description Qty Ref # Part # Description Qty 287 29752 Nut & LocWk ashe1r / , 4 - 28 41 119 36448 CylindHeeradGasket 1 1 35745 Cylind ( eInr cl2 . & 20 ) 1 290 30705 FueLline 2 27652 DowePlin 2 120 36449 CylindHeer ad 113 292 26460 FueLl ineClamp 2 14 28277 Washer 2 123 33261 9IntakPeipeBrace / 124 651031 Screw1 , / 4 - 20x 16 " 298 28763 Screw1 , 6 - 35 / 64 " 2 15 35082 GovernRorod 1 300 335838 FueTlan ( kIncl2 . 92,298 16 32651 GovernLoerver 1 125 27878A F . xhasstVatve ( Std . ) ( In ¢ 1l . 151 ) & 301 ) 1 125 27880A ExhaustVa ( 1tv / 3e2O ' S ( ) Incl . 17 29916 GovernLoerveCr lamp 11 301 36246 FueCl ap 1 18 651028 ScrewT , orxT - 158 , - 32x3 / 8 ' 151 ) 11 305 35574 OilFinTube 1 126 34035 In _ eValve ( Std . ( ) Incl1 . 51 ) 19 34043 ExtensiSonpring 11 307 35499 " 0 " ring 1 20 35319 0ilSeal 126 34036 IntakVealv ( e1 / 32O ' S ) ( Incl • 308 35437 FilITubCelip I 151 ) 19 25 36460 BloweHrousinBgaffle 12 127 " 650691 Washer 310 35576 Dipstick 1 26 650561 Screw1 , / 4 - 20x5 / 8 " 128 - 650690 9elleviWBeasher 9 325 29443 W _ rCelip 1 28 30322 LockHut8 , - 32 1 130 : 650694AScrew5 , / 16 - 1x82 ' 9 327 35392 StartePrlug 11 30 357468 Crankshaft 1 3706 35274 OilinstructiDonecal 31 35327 CounterbalaGnecaer 1 135 33636 ResistorSparkPlug ( RJ117LM ) 149 27882 ValvSeprinCg ap 1 380 640126 Carbure ( tIonrcL184 ) 11 36 29826 Screw1 , 0 - 32x3 / 4 11 390 590746 RewinSdtarter 36 29918 LockWasher 149A 35862 ValvSepdnCgap 1 400 36450A GaskSetet 150 27881 ValvSepdng 2 37 29216 LockNut , 10 - 32 1 151 32581 VulvSeprinKgeeper 2 ( InclI . temsMarkePdKinNotesIn ) clp . art 38 29642 RetaininRging 1 169 27896A V _ veCoveGrasket 2 _ ' s27272 ( A1 ) , 27896A ( 2 ) , 27915 ( A1 ) , 40 40011 PistonP , in & RingSet ( Std . ) 1 170 28423 BreathBerody 1 29673 ( 1 ) , 33263 ( 1 ) , 33629 ( 1 ) , 34698 ( A1 ) , 40 40012 PistonP , in & RingSet 171 28424 BreathEelrement 1 35262 ( A1 ) , 36448 ( 1 ) ( 010 " 0S ) 1 172 28425 ValvCeover 1 41 40009 Pisto & n PinAss'y ( . Std . ( ) Incl . 173 35350 BrealhTeurbe 1 416 34479A SparAkrrestKorit ( option ) 1r 43 ) 1 900 - - Reps . horbtlock752314o , rde 174 650126 Screw10 , - 24x1 / 2 ' 22 41 40010 Pisto & n PinAss'y ( . . OlOO ' S ) from71 - 999 1 178 29752 Nut & LocWk ashe1r / , 4 - 28 ( Incl4 . 3 ) . 1 182 30068A Screw1 , / 4 - 28x1 " 2 900 - Replacemeenngtine - none 42 40013 RingSet ( Std . ) 1 164 33263 CarbureTtooIrntakPeipe 42 40014 RingSet ( . 010O ' S ) 1 Gasket 1 43 27888 PistonPinRetaininRging 2 185 34926 IntakPeipe 11 45 36897 ConnectiRngodAea'y . 186 33860 GovernLoinr k ( Incl4 . 7 ) 12 200 338658 ContrBolracket 1 47 651033 ConnectiRngodBolt 203 31342 CompressSioprning 1 48 34034 ValveLifter 2 204 651029 ScrewT , oxT - 1O5 , - 40x7 / 16 " 1 50 35381 Camsha ( MftCR ) 1 206 610973 Terminal 1 51 35747A CounterbalaWnecieght 1 207 _ 33151 ThrutULeink 12 52 31356 OilPumpAss'y . 1 299 30200 Screw10 , - 24x9 / 16 " 60 33273A BloweHrousinEgxtension 11 66 650128 Screw1 , 0 - 24x1 / 2 " 210 27793 ConduCiltip 11 211 28942 Screw1 , 0 - 32x3 / 8 " 66 650990 ScrewT , orxT - 230 , 1 / 4 - 20x15 / 3 " 1 223 650378 ScrewT , orxT - 305 , / 16 - 18 x1 - 1 / 8 " 2 69 35317 MountinFglangGeasket 1 224 27915A intakPeipeGasket 1 70 35711A MountinRgang ( eIncl7 . 2 , 234 650825 Nut & LockWashe1r / , 4 - 20 2 76,80 & 81 ) 111 238 650834 Screw1 , 0 - 32x1 - 17 / 32 " 21 72 31927 OilDrainPlug . 239 33629 AirCleanGerasket 75 35319 OilSeal 80 35783 GovernSohraft 1 240 355388 AirCleanBerod ( yIncL239 ) 1 81 30590A Washer 2 245 35403 / drCleanFeirlte ( rIncl3 . 24 ) 11 245A 35404 AirCleanFeirlter 82 35378 GovernGoreaAr ss'y ( I . ncL8t ) 1 250 35961 AirCleanerCover 1 83 30588A GovernSopr ool 1 251 650886 WingNutI , / 4 - 20 212 84 29193 RetaininRging 27 260 33635C xBloweHrousing83 / 86 650833 Screw1 , / 4 - 20x1 - 3 / 16 ' 261 650788 Screw5 / , 16 - 1 4 " 88 31707A Space ( rIncL81 ) 11 262 29747B ScrewT , orxT - 405 , / 16 - 24x 89 32589 FlywheKeel y 21 / 32 ' 2 90 611090 Flywheel 11 264A 650802 Screw1 , / 4 - 20x5 / 8 ' 1 92 650880 LockWasher 265 33272B CylindHeer adCover ( Black ) 1 93 650881 FlywheNeul t 11 Muffler 1 275 - 40003 100 35135 SolidStateIgnition 276 31588 tocldnRgate 1 101 610118 SparkPlugCover 12 277 650729 Screw5 / , t6 - 18x3 - 3 / 16 ' 21 102 651024 SolidStateMountinSgtud 281 33013 St _ ' teBrobblCeover 103 651007 ScrewT , orxT - 15 , 282 : 650760 Screw8 , - 32x3 / 8 " 1 10 - 24x15 / 16 ' 2 285 . 35985B 110 35182 GrounWdire 1 StarteCrup 1 47
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CRAFTSMAN 81 - 1PMODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS Craftsman4 - Cycle , 8HPEngine ( Model143 . 988000 ) CARBURETOR NO . 640126 Ref # Part # Description Qty . 0 640126 Carbureto ( Irncl . 184 ofEnginePartsList 1 1 631776A ThrottleShaft & LeverAssembly 1 2 631970 - ThrottleReturnSpring 11 4 631184 DustSealWasher 5 631183 DustSeal ( Throttle ) 11 6 631778 ThrottleShutter 7 650506 ShutterScrew 2 10 631779 ChokeShaft & LeverAssembly 1 11 631780A ChokeReturnSpring 11 12 631184 DustSealWasher 13 631183 DustSeal ( Choke ) 11 14 631753 ChokeShutter 16 632527 FuelFitting 1e 17 651025 ThrottleCrackScrew / Idl SpeedScrew 111 18 630766 TensionSpringorScrew 20 640027 IdleRestrict 20A 640053 IdleRestrictorScrewCap11 25 631867 FloatBowl 27 631024 FloatShaft 1 28 632019 Float 1 I 30 29 631028 FloatBowl " 0 " Ring 1 31 _ 30 631021 InletNeedleS , eat , & Clip ( Incl . 31 ) 111 31 631022 zSpringClipzleTube , _ 27 36 640005 MainNo 28 37 632547 " 0 " ring , MainNozzle Tube 2 40 640012 HighSpeedBowlNut 11 44 27110 8owlNutWasher 47 630748 WelchPlug , IdleMixture Well 1 48 631027 WelchPlug , Atmospheric1 _ ' _ 37 Vent 401 ! 48
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CRAFTSI _ IAN 8HP MODEL 987.889000 REPAIR PARTS Craftsman4 - Cycle , 8HPEngine ( Model143 . 988000 ) RECOIL STARTER NO . 590746 Ref # Part # Description Qty . O 590746 RecoiSl tarter 1 12 12 590599A SpringPin ( lncl 4 ) 1 13 590600 Washer t 3 590679 Retainer 1 4 590601 Washer 1 5678 590678 BrakeSpring 1 590680 StarterDog 2 590412 DogSpring 2 590681 Pulley & Rewind SpringAss'y . 11 11 590747 StarterHousinoAss'y 12 590535 StarterRope ( Length98 ' x9 / 64 " dia ) 11 ¢ p - . 4 13 590701 StarterHandle 49
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CRRFTSMRN ° OWNER'S 8 Horsepower MANUAL 33 - INCH MOWER MODEL NO . Each mower has its own model number . Each engine has its own model number . 987.889000 The model number for your machine will be found on a decal attached to the right side of the mower deck . The model number for the engine will be found on the engine housing . All parts listed may be ordered through Sears , Roebuck and Co . Service Centers and most Retail Stores . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOL - LOWING INFORMATION : • PRODUCT - " MOWER " • MODEL NUMBER - 987.889000 • ENGINE MODEL NO . - 143.988000 IF YOU NEED • PART NUMBER REPAIR SERVICE • PART DESCRIPTION OR PARTS : Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider FOR REPAIR SERVICE CALL that Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears THIS TOLL - FREE NUMBER : trained technicians . . . professional technicians specifically trained • 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR on Sears products who have the parts , tools and the equipment to ensure that we meet our pledge to you . . . we service what we ( 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 ) sell . FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS INFORMATION AND ORDER - ING , CALL THIS TOLL - FREE NUMBER : 1 - 800 - FON - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , Illinois 60179 U . S . A . FORM 1905122 ( 3 / 98 ) - Printed in U . S . A .
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01905122 Owner's manual
034507 Bagger attachment
01915785 Service kit
111186393 Flange locknut, 3/8-16
1101186329 Flange lock screw, 5/16 x 3/4
1111770445001 Control handle
1121768452 Operator presence control decal
1131915793 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 - grade 8
1141734398 Locknut, 1/4-20
1151764922010 Left handlebar
1161703539 Handle grip (2)
1171773605001 Control handle
1181717897 Hair pin, 5/64
1191915927 Throttle control
1201737118 Knob
1211737041 Handle grip
1221715716 Nylon bushing
1231721492 Compression spring
1241107385 Flat washer, 1/2
1251768633 Warning decal
1261915931 Logo decal
1301764984 Handle grip
1311768223 Mower engage lever
1421735531 Plastic tie
1431764923001 Right handlebar
161185147 Cotter pin, 3/32 x 5/8
171721252 J-clip
1721724491 Screw, 5/16-18 x 3/4"
191107382 Flat washer, 5/16
3011915935 Console assembly (incl. ref. 125)
331186389 Flange locknut 1/4-20
431702646 Flat washer, 1/2
681769888 Upper blade rod
721773607 Upper transmission rod
781769872 Upper brake rod
801769874 Shift rod
841186308 Flange lock screw, 1/4-20 x 1/2
921703051 Shoulder bolt
961185279 Roll pin, 1/4 x 2-1/4
01905122 Owner's manual
034507 Bagger attachment
01915785 Service kit
1N/P Engine, 8 hp craftsman 143.988000 (see parts br...
101909371 Oil drain hose
1021186229 Hex nut, 1/4-20
111186393 Flange locknut, 3/8-16
121727379 Pop rivet, 3/16
131769870 Flap
141769869001 Flap bracket
151769885 Lower transmission rod
1591769038 Eye bolt
161185147 Cotter pin, 3/32 x 5/8
1671769882 Pivot shaft assembly
1681769878 Brake arm
1691100350 Cotter pin
1701187961 Drive pin, 5/32 x 1
1711730851 Clevis pin, 1/2 x 1-1/4
1721724491 Screw, 5/16-18 x 3/4
1771740496 Flange screw, 5/16-18 x 3/4
181890234 Flat washer, 1/2
191107382 Flat washer, 5/16
21769904 Engine pulley
201711864 Compression spring
211763219 Shoulder bolt
231715538 Nyliner, 1/2
251748393 Carriage bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
261764920 Idler arm
271756151 Idler pulley
281107383 Flat washer, 3/8
291715685 Plastic grip
31100243 Lock washer, 3/8
301733398 Top locknut, 3/8-16
3021915936 Frame weldment assembly (incl. ref. 7)
3031768180 Wheel rim
3041756444 Tire wheel
3051718086 Vavle stem
311915831 Lift crank assembly
321100086 Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
331186389 Flange locknut, 1/4-20
361100243 Lock washer, 3/8
391186347 Flange lock screw, 3/8-16 x 1
41915933 Bolt, 3/8-24 x 1-3/4 - grade 8
40097092 Loctite 242, 0.02 oz. tube
4031768818 Washer-flat
411769881 Interlock cam
421769877 Lower brake rod
431702646 Washer, flat 1/2
441770361 Interlock latch
481725264 Swivel block
491186258 Jam nut, 5/16-18
51773599 Washer, nylon
501185388 Retaining ring
511708012 Flat washer
531701447 Special washer
541769781 Square key, 3/16 x 2-1/2
55N/P Transaxle, peerless model 915-029, see breakdow...
561104436 Woodruff key, 3/16 x 3/4
571732499 Top locknut, 5/16-18
581770247 Lower blade rod
601770326 Transaxle pulley
611118808 Retaining ring
621107381 Flat washer, 1/4
631100002 Screw, 1/4-28 x 3/4
641186391 Flange locknut, 5/16-18
651110108 Locknut, 3/8-16
661100241 Lock washer, 1/4
671100043 Screw, 3/8 x 1-1/4
681769888 Upper blade rod
691768140 Transmission arm
71915475 Warning decal
701767837 Ball joint
711768628 Shift link rod
721769873 Upper transmission rod
751768624 Spring attachment rod
761768636 Extension spring
781769872 Upper brake rod
791111609 Screw, 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
81766326 Oil valve cap
801769874 Shift rod
811769875 Clutch arm pivot
831768630001 Shift rod bracket
841186308 Flange lock screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
851769852023 Backplate
871770334 V-belt
91768865 Oil valve (incl. ref. 8)
901768194 Thread forming screw, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
911762042 Thread forming screw, 3/8-16 x 1
01905122 Owner's manual
034507 Bagger attachment
01915785 Service kit
1001769344 Tap screw #8 x 3/8
1011769007 Compression spring
1031185498 Speed nut, 5/16-18
1041764996023 Belt guard
1051185873 Speed nut, 5/16-18
1061100352 Cotter pin
1081743891 Gage wheel
111186393 Flange locknut, 3/8-16
1101186329 Flange lock screw, 5/16 x 3/4
1491915930 Logo decal
1511915937 33" combination deck decal
1581769767 V-belt
1591769038 Eye bolt
161185147 Cotter pin, 3/32 x 5/8
1651754125 Shoulder bolt
1741770355 Toplock nut
281107383 Flat washer, 3/8
301733398 Locknut, 3/8-16
3071769903001 Rear lift assembly
3081185469 Roll pin, 1/4 x 1
3091107386 Flat washer, 5/8
311769895 Lift crank
3101770248001 Front lift assembly
3111768477001 Spindle assembly
3121764140 Flange bearing
3131769743001 Gage support
3141185976 Grease fitting
3151185759 Drive pin, 1/4 x 3
316176989001 Mower support
3171186347 Whizlock screw, 3/8-16 x 1
4021735222 Black spray paint can, 13 oz.
471100349 Cotter pin
531701447 Special washer
581770247 Lower blade rod
731185506 Flange locknut, 3/8-16
941768231 Pivot block
951769521001 Leveler bar
971769889 Cutting height decal
01905122 Owner's manual
034507 Bagger attachment
01915785 Service kit
101765197 Belleville washer
111910917 Blade, 33" mulching (only one blade is included)
121185649 Retaining ring
131771081 Flat head screw, #10-24 x 1-1/4
141771083 Brake pad
151185985 Nylon locknut, #10-24
1581769767 V-belt
171773600 Toothed drive belt
181768435 Caution decal
191774220 Cogged pulley, 56t
21185574 Ball bearing
201769362 Drive pulley
211736484 Flat washer, 7/16
221100244 Lock washer, 7/16
231773523 Flange lock screw, 5/16-18 x 1
241764140 Flange bushing
251701055 Flat washer
261762794 Idler pulley
271100062 Hex head capscrew, 3/8-16 x 2-1/2
281911054 Adapter trim
291770803 Idler arm
31746869 Spacer
301186059 Pop rivet
311911021001 Belt tension adjustment bracket
3181773595 Mulching blade kit (incl. refs. 9, 10, and 11)
3191773587 Mower deck assembly (incl. refs. 18, 39, and 47)
321749911 Idler pulley
3201769048 Mower spindle assembly (incl. refs. 2, 3, 4, an...
331766787 Special thrust washer
341720717 Belt guide
351756595 Extension spring
361186231 Nut, 3/8-16
371732499 Locknut, 5/16-18
381723996 Pulley spacer
391739687 Danger decal
41915280 Mower spindle
401768818 Flat washer, 3/8 x 3/4
40097092 Loctite 242, 0.02 oz. tube
4011735222 Black spray paint can, 13 oz
411100243 Lock washer, 3/8
421701447 Flat washer
431764135 Belt guide
441769397 Screw, 7/16-14 x 1-1/4
461113527 Retaining ring
471768451 Warning decal
481185715 Pyramid washer, 3/8
501771925 Triplask screw, 1/4-20 x 5/8
511771922001 Sprocket plate
521773642 Mulcher cover, fold-up style (incl. ref. 28 and...
531727342 Cap
541910931 Discharge chute
551910948001 Weldment doubler
561910951001 Bracket, chute hinge
571910971 Spring, discharge chute
581910972 Pin, discharge chute
591740496 Screw, thread-forming
61765029 Blade spacer
601186098 Bolt, carriage, 3/8-18 x 3/4
71766061 Right spindle shaft
81768169 Left spindle shaft (long)
91765196 Screw, 7/16-14 x 1
01905122 Owner's manual
034507 Bagger attachment
01915785 Service kit
1772113 Transaxle cover
10784365 Shift rod and fork
11778261 Bevel gear and bearing (incl. 174)
12778262 Bevel pinion (14 teeth)
13778221 Bevel gear (16 teeth)
14778068 Differential pinion
15778260 Ring gear
150510334 Gasket eliminator (loctite #515)
16786150 Bearing strip
161776302 Reverse idler
17786139 Drive pin
174780085 Needle bearing
175780145 Washer
18786147 Neutral spacer
2780086 Needle bearing
20792077 Ball, 5/16" dia.
22792079 Spring
23788061 Seal ring
25792073 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
26792125 Retaining ring
27792035 Retaining ring
28788040 Retaining ring
29780072 Washer
3770110 Transaxle case
30780108 Washer
31780001 Washer
32792001 "o" ring
33788076 "o" ring
34780159 Bushing
36790071 Brake disk
37790007 Brake pad plate
38799021 Brake pad (pkg. of 2)
39786026 Dowel pin
4776300 Countershaft
40792076A Washer
41790045 Brake lever
42792073 Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
43792075 Locknut, 5/16-24
44790025 Brake pad holder
46786086 Brake lever bracket
47774747 Axle (16-1/4" long)
48774888 Axle (11" long)
49778123A Spur gear (25 teeth)
50778122A Spur gear (22 teeth)
51778273 Spur gear (19 teeth)
54778263 Spur gear (11 teeth)
56778127A Spur gear (25 teeth)
57778128A Spur gear (28 teeth)
58778129A Spur gear (30 teeth)
6778281 Spur gear (16 teeth)
61778265 Spur gear (34 teeth)
63786158 Spacer
64786072 Output shaft spacer
65780162 Washer
65A781060 Washer
66776299 Input shaft
67776352 Shifter and brake shaft
69780161 Washer
7778122A Spur gear (22 teeth)
71788069 Square cut ring
76780090 Washer
77788078A Inverted retaining ring (pkg. of 2)
79792144 Spring
8792160 Shift key
80790063A Brake bracket
9784373 Shift collar
90788067B Grease specification