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Owner's Manual
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ROTARY LAWN MOWER
6.75 Horsepower
Power-Propelled
21" Rear Discharge
Model No.
917.376561
• Espahol, p. 18
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
U.S.A.

Summary of Contents

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    6.75 Horsepower Power-Propelled 21" Rear Discharge Model No. 917.376561 • Espahol, p. 18 CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment U.S.A. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman...

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    Service ......Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's...

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    I. GENERAL OPERATION • Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating • Read, understand, and follow all mower. instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before starting. Be thoroughly II. SLOPE OPERATION familiar with the controls and the proper Slopes are a major factor...

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    • Never fill containers inside a vehicle, • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. attachment bolts, tight and keep equip- Always place containers on the ground ment in good condition. away from your vehicle before filling. •...

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    Repair Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart pur- • Fast help by phone- phone support chase. Your new Craftsman@ product from a Sears technician on products designed and manufactured for years requiring in-home repair, plus conve- dependable operation. But like all prod- nient repair scheduling.

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    MOWING Read these instructions and this manual Operator POSITION its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mower, control bar IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine. Your new lawn mower has been as- sembled at the factory...

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    KNOWYOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear...

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    Also, 9-position adjusters (if so equipped) The operation of any lawn allow lever to be positioned between SAFETY GLASSESmower can result in foreign plate tabs. objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in LEVER BACKWARD Plate tab severe eye damage. Always TO LOWER MOWER wear...

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    BEFORE STARTING ENGINE Engine oil cap Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in the engine. For type and grade of oil to use, see "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual. CAUTION: DO NOT overfill engine with oil, or it will smoke heavily from the muffler on startup.

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    MULCHING MOWING TIPS MOWING TIPS A CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher IMPORTANT: For best performance, blade attachments on your mower. Such keep mower housing free of built-up attachments are hazardous, will damage grass and trash. See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual.

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    MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25HOURS SCHEDULE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS STORAGE Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher Check Tires Check Drive Wheels Clean Lawn Mower ..Clean under Drive Cover *** Check Drive Belt / Putleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade...

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    LAWN MOWER Install the blade bolt with the lock washer and hardened washer into Always observe safety rules when per- blade adapter and crankshaft. forming any maintenance. Use block of wood between blade and TIRES lawn mower housing and tighten •...

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    • The gearcase is filledwith lubricanttothe Wipe off any spilled oil from lawn proper level at the factory. The only time mower or side of engine. the lubricant needs attentionis if service Slowly pour oil down the oil fill spout, has been performedon the gear case.

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    SPARK PLUG Clean engine often to keep trash from accumulating. A clogged engine runs Replace spark plug at the beginning hotter and shortens engine life. each mowing season or after every 100 Keep finished surfaces and wheels free hours of operation, whichever occurs of all gasoline,...

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    Mowing .<. Mowing ENGINE position [ _ position ,:'_/ ENGINE SPEED Your engine speed has been factory set. Do not attempt to increase engine speed or it may result in personal injury. If you believe that engine is running too fast or too slow, Hairpin \_ /__'% take your mower to a Sears or other qualified...

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    ENGINE ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent the Maintenance section of this manual). gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel CYLINDER filter, fuel hose, or tank during...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a Sears Parts & Repair Center. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 10. Turn fuel valve lever Does not start 10 Fuel valve lever (if so (continued) equipped) in OFF position. to the ON position. 11.

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    Contratapa GARANTfA LIMITADA DE DOS ANOS PARA LA SEGADORA A MOTOR CRAFTSMAN Por dos (2) ahos, a partir de la fecha de compra, cuando esta Segadora Craftsman se mantenga, lubrique y afine segt3n las instrucciones para la operaci6n y el mantenimiento en el manual del dueSo, Sears reparar_, gratis todo defecto en el material y la mano de obra.

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    I. OPERAClON • Siempre use gafas de seguridad o anteojos con protecci6n lateral cuando opere la sega- • Antes de empezar, debe familiarizarse dora. completamente con los controles y el uso correcto de la maquina. Para esto, debe leer y comprender todas las instrucciones II.

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    • Nunca repostar la m_.quina al interior de un • Mantenga las tuercas y los pernos, espe- local. cialmente los pernos del accesorio de la • Nunca guardar la m_quina o el contenedor cuchilla, apretados y mantenga el ecluipo en buenas condiciones.

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    • Ayuda r_pida por tel_fono - soporte tele- nuevo producto Craftsman® est,. dise_ado f6nico por parte de un tecnico Sears sobre y fabricado para funcionar de modo liable por productos que requieren un arreglo en casa, muchos a_os.

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    Lea estas instrucciones y este manual comple- POSICION Barra de tamente antes de tratar de montar u operar su PARA que sxige la segadora nueva. presencia del _}! SEGAR IMPORTANTE: Este cortac_sped viene SIN operador ACEITE O GASOLINA en el motor. z_/// Su segadora nueva ha sido montada en la f_.brica con la excepci6n de aquellas partes que...

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    FAMILIARICESE CON SU SEGADORA LEA ESTE MANUAL DEL DUENO Y LAS REGLAS DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE OPARAR SU SEGADORA. Compare las ilustraciones con su segadora para familiarizarse con la ubicaci6n de los diversos controles y ajustes. Guarde este manual para referencia en el futuro. Estos simbolos pueden apareser sobre su segadora o en la literatura proporcionada con el producto.

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    PALANCAHACIA ATRAS PARA Man( La operaci6n de cualquier BAJAR EL CORTACFtSPED segadora puede hacer que salten objetos extra_os dentro de sus ojos, Io que puede producir da_os graves en _stos. Siempre use anteojos de seguridad o protecci6n para los ojos mientras opere su segadora o cuando haga ajustes o reparaciones.

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    ANTES DE HACERARRANCAR EL MOTOR _PRECAUCI6N: Limpie el aceite o el AGREGUE ACEITE combustible derramado. No almacene, derrame Su segadora fue enviada sin aceite en el motor. o use gasolina cerca de una llama expuesta. Para el tipo y el graclo clel aceite a utilizar, vea _I_PRECAUCl6N: Los combustibles mezclaclos...

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    ONSEJOS PARA SEGAR CONSEJOS PARA SEGAR Y ACOL- PRECAUCION: No utilizar dispositivos anti- CHAR paja de la hoja en la segadora ya que estos IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor accesorios son peligrosos, pueden daSar su rendimiento mantenga la caja de la segadora segadora y anular su garantfa.

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    PROGRAMA ANTES BESPUES CADA CADA CADA ANTES DEL DE CADAiDE CADA 25HORAS ALMACE- MANTENIMIENTO NORAS TEMPORADA HORAS NAMmENTO Revisar si hay Sujetadores Sueltos Limpiar/Inspeccionar el Recogedor de C6sped * Controlar los Neumaticos Controlar las Ruedas Motrices *** Limpiar la Segadora ..

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    PARA CAMBIAR LA CUCHILLA SEGADORA Siempre observe las reglas de seguridad cu- Ponga el adaptador de la cuchilla en el ando haga el mantenimiento. cigue_al del motor. Asegt3rese que la ranura del adaptador y que el chavetero del cigue- LLANTAS _al est_n alineados.

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    Limpie todo el aceite derramado en la sega- CAJA DE ENGRANAJES dora yen el lado del motor. • Para mantener el sistema de impulsi6n Echar aceite despacio en el conducto funcionando en forma adecuada, la caja de aceite, par_tndose a intervalos regulares para engranajes y el _trea alrededor de la impulsi6n controlar el nivel del aceite con la varilla.

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    LIMPIEZA Mantenga las superficies pulidas y las rue- das sin gasolina, aceite, etc. IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor No recomendamos el uso de una manguera rendimineto, mantenga la caja de la segadora de jardin para limpiar la segadora a menos sin acumulacion de cesped y basura.

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    nando demasiado r_.pido o demasiado lento, Ileve su segadora a mas con su centro de servicio Sears o con un otro centro de servicio cualificado. CARBURADOR Su carburador tiene un chorro principal fijo no ajustable para controlar la mezcla. Si su motor no ester funcionando en forma adecuada debido a problemas que se sospecha vienen del carburador, Ileve su segadora a contacto...

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    MOTOR AVISO: El sistema tap6n del carburante y car- tucho FRESH START Mgotea autom_.ticamente SISTEMA DE COMBUSTIBLE un preservador concentrado de carburante en el IMPORTANTE: Es importante evitar que dep6sito del carburante yes una aceptable alter- se formen depositos de coma en partes nativa a aSadir un estabilizador de carburante.

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    SOLUCION DE PROBLEMAS -Vea la seccibn apropiada en el manual amenos est_ dirigido a un centro de servico Sears. PROBLEMA CAUSA CORRECCION Falta de Eleve la altura de corte. Cuchilla desgastada, doblada fuerza o suelta. Eleve la altura de corte. Altura de las ruedas dispareja.

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376561 I 17 3/05...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376561 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 194200X479 Selector Spring Upper Handle 175060X004 151721X479 Lower Handle 73800500 Nut, Hex 5/16-18 194199X428 Control Bar 193127X004 Axle Arm Assembly, Rear, LH 183567 Bolt Engine Zone Control Cable...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376561...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376561 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 194653 Cable Assembly, Drive Control 175739 Driveshaft Cover 169911 Bearing, Wheel Adjuster 188815 Frame, Grassbag 175262 Pan Head Tapping Screw #10-24 x 2-3/4 183497 Case, Lower 175436...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0477-E1 8471 I 1019 LABEL Krl] 383_ 635 _ 718_ 307_ 146_ lO%_...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0477-E1 621_ 443_ 970 %,_ 365 _ 12sl 977 CARBURETOR GASKET 633 _9 1:21 CARBLIRI::TOR OVFRHALIL KI'I 130 95 358 ENGINE GASKET 842<-_ 524 668_ 2271 505 °...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0477-E1 1 613_ 592_ 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL 1133o REPAIR MANUAL 11329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE I 1lO68 OWNER'S MANUAL 597_ PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 692315 697322 Cylinder Assembly Flywheel 222698 399269 Kit-Bushing/Seal Key-Flywheel 790359 299819 °...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0477-E1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 690548 698589 Tappet-Valve Screw (Control Cover) 691449 Camshaft 697734 Cover-Breather Passage 498829 Short Block 691879 Gasket-Breather Passage 497465 Manifold-Intake 690800 Nut (Rewind Starter) 272199 • Gasket-Intake 691696 Screw (Pawl Friction Plate) 691650 95162 Screw (Intake Manifold)

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    SERVICE NOTES...

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    SERVICE NOTES...

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