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Craftsman 917.388980 Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual
(RRFTSMRN °
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
6.75 Horsepower
21" Multi-Cut
Model No.
917.388980
• 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.

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER 6.75 Horsepower 21" Multi-Cut Model No. 917.388980 • 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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    When used and maintained according to the operator's manual instructions, if this power mow- er fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within two years from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store, Parts & Repair Center, or other Craftsman outlet for free repair. Warranty...

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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...

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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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    KNOW YOUR 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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    To convert to mulching or discharging The operation of any lawn operation, remove grass catcher SAFETY GLASSESmower can result in foreign close rear door. objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in Grass Pivot pins Rear severe eye damage. Always catcher wear safety glasses...

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    IMPORTANT: • Check oil level before each use. Add oil if needed. Fill to full line on dipstick. • Change the oil after every 25 hours operation or each season. You may need to change the oil more often under dusty, dirty conditions. See "TO CHANGE ENGINE...

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    TO STOP ENGINE MULCHING MOWING TIPS • To stop engine, release operator pres- IMPORTANT: For best performance, ence control bar. keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. See "CLEANING" in the START ENGINE Maintenance section of this manual. NOTE: Due to protective coatings...

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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 IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with Always observe safety rules when per- approved bolt shown in the Repair Parts forming any maintenance. section of this manual. TIRES TO SHARPEN BLADE • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect NOTE: We do not recommend...

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    TO CHANGE ENGINE Install cartridge, then replace cover making sure the tabs are aligned with NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to drain the slots in the back plate. Fasten oil, empty fuel tank by running engine until screw securely. fuel tank is empty. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark...

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    _L WARNING: To avoid serious injury, Mowing Mowing before performing any service position position adjustments: < Release control bar and stop engine. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark Hairpin plug and place wire where it cannot %Handle...

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    Immediately prepare your lawn mower MOWING Operator POSITION storage at the end of the season or if the control bar unit will not be used for 30 days or more. LAWN MOWER When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove...

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    CYLINDER • If possible, store your unit indoors cover it to protect it from dust and dirt. Remove spark plug. • Cover your unit with a suitable protec- Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through tive cover that does not retain moisture.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a Sears Parts & Repair Center. CAUSE CORRECTION PROBLEM Rear of lawn mower 1. Raise cutting height. Loss of power housing or cutting blade dragging in heavy grass. Cutting too much grass. Raise cutting height.

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    Ilevela de vuelta a cualquier tienda, Centro de Repuestos y Reparaci6n u otro lugar de venta de Craftsman para que se la reparen sin costo. La cobertura de la garantia no incluye: •...

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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 equipo en buenas condiciones.

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    • Ayuda r_pida por tel_fono - soporte tele- nuevo producto Craftsman® estdt 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 ZT" ACEITE O GASOLINA en el motor. Su segadora nueva ha sido montada en la f_.brica con la excepci6n de aquellas partes que se dejaron sin montar por razones de envio.

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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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    Para pasar a la operaci6n de acolchamiento, Laoperaci6n d ecualquier remover la recolectora de hierba y cerrar la segadora puedehacerque saltenobjetos extra_os d entro de puerta trasera. susojos,Ioquepuedeproducir Pasadordelc " Puerta Mango del da_osgraves en_stos. S iempre trasera bastidordel useanteojos deseguridad o protecci6n para recogedor losojosmientras o peresu segadora o cuando de cesped...

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    PASOS SIMPLES DE RECORDAR Inserte y apriete la varilla medidora de CUANDO CONVIERTA SU SEGADORA aceite. IMPORTANTE: PARA ACOLCHAMIENTO • Revise el nivel del aceite antes de cada uso. La plancha acolchadora trasera instalada. Agregue aceite si es necesario. Llene hasta La protecci6n contra la descarga cerrada.

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    PARA PARAR EL MOTOR CONSEJOS PARA SEGAR Y ACOL- CHAR • Para parar el motor, suelte la barra de con- troles que exigen la presencia del operador. IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor rendimiento mantenga la caja de la segadora PARA HACER ARRANCAR EL MOTOR sin acumulacion de cesped y basura.

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    PROGRAMA ANTEsDESPUES cADA CADA CADA ANTESDEL MANTENIMIENTO DEOADA DEOADA 10 25.ORASO 100 ALMAOE- HORAS TEMPORADA HORAS NAMIENTO Revisar si hay Sujetadores Sueltos Limpiar/Inspeccionar el Recogedor de C6sped * Controlar los Neum_:_ticos Controlar las Ruedas Motrices *** Limpiar la Segadora ..Limpiar debajo la Cubierta de la Transmisi6n Revisar las Correas y las Poleas Impulsadas...

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    SEGADORA • La torsi6n para apretar recomendada es de Siempre observe las reglas de seguridad cu- 35 - 40 pies libras. IMPORTANTE: El perno de la cuchilla es tratado ando haga el mantenimiento. a calo. Si es necesario sustituir los pernos, LLANTAS sustituirlos s61ocon pernos aprobados mostrados •...

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    PARA CAMBIAR ELACEITE DELMOTOR _PRECAUCl6N: Lossolventes d epetrdleo, AVISO:Antesdeinclinar l a segadora paradre- talescomoel keroseno, no sedebenusarpara narel aceite, d reneel tanque decombustible limpiarelcartucho. P ueden producir e ldeterioro haciendo c orrerel motor hastaqueeltanque deeste.Noaceiteelcartucho. N ouseairea est_vacio. presidn paralimpiarlo o secarlo. 1.

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    _kADVERTENClA: Paraevitar lesi6nes serias, Posici6n r_q Posici6n antes de clar calquier servico o de hacer _O_P ara segarI ajustes: Suelte la barra de control y pare el motor. AsegtJrese que la cuchilla y que todas las partes movibles se hayan detenido comple- ilk I tamente.

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    POSICION Barra de control Inmediatamente prepare su segadora para el PARA almacenamiento al final de cada temporada o si que exige SEGAR presencia del la unidad no se va a usar por 30 dias o m_.s. operador SEGADORA Cuando se va a guardar la segadora por cierto periodo de tiempo, limpiela cuidadosamente, DOBLAR ,/'/_...

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    ACEITE DEL MOTOR • Si es posible, guarde su unidad en un recinto Drene el aceite (con el motor caliente) y c_.mbielo cerrado y c_brala para protegerla contra el con aceite de motor limpio. (Vea "MOTOR" en la polvo y la mugre. secci6n de Mantenimento de este manual.

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    SOLUCION DE PROBLEMAS - Vea la seccibn apropiada en el manual amenos est_ dirigido a un centro de servico Sears. CORRECCION PROBLEMA CAUSA Falta de 1. Cuchilla desgastada, doblada Ajuste a la posici6n de fuerza o suelta. "Corte m_.s alto." Altura de las ruedas dispareja.

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.388980...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.388980 PART PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Screw, Hex Head, Grade 8 194177X428 Control Bar 160835X007 Wheel Adjusting Bracket 851084 3/8-24 x 1-3/8 194179X479 Upper Handle 183901 Spacer Helical Lockwasher 169708X479 Lower Handle...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0578-E1 287_8471 I 84_:_1 307_...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0578-E1 425 _ 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 163_137<_i_ 633@ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 633 @ 127_ 130 95 276@ 358 ENGINE GASKET 842_ 524_ 668@ 163_ 505@...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0578-E1 592_ 332 _ 670 @ 324 -_ :1613_._ 36 _-_]_e 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ILO38 OWNER'S MANUALJ ] 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE ] PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 697322 Lock-Piston Pin Cylinder Assembly 691866 399269 Pin-Piston...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0578-E1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 691108 Screw (Flywheel Guard) 690800 Nut (Rewind Starter) 691740 Lock-Muffler Screw 691696 Screw (Pawl Friction Plate) 691636 Screw (Throttle Valve) 95162 Clamp-Hose 696565 Shaft-Throttle 698588 Cover-Control Starter-Rewind 691242 O Pin-Float Hinge 497680 498978...

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