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Craftsman 917.372810 Owner's Manual

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EL
917.37281
OWNER'S MANUAL
Convert!
bee
oAssembny
o Operation
o Customer
Responsibilities
o Service
o Adjustments
o Repair Parts
Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
146303
10/11/94
Printed in U.SoA°

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    ® 917.37281 OWNER'S MANUAL Convert! oAssembny o Operation o Customer Responsibilities o Service o Adjustments o Repair Parts Caution: Read and Follow all Safety Rules and Instructions Before Operating This Equipment 146303 10/11/94 Printed in U.SoA°...

  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUGWIRE AND PLACEWIRE WHERE IT CANNOTCONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS_ iMPORTANT SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF INJURY° YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS UNDER ANY CIRCUM- STANCES°...

  • Page 3: Capacity, Maintenance Agreement, Warranty

    Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship, If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase, This Warranty does not cover: •...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES ............SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........ PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........STORAGE ..............CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ....... 3, 9-11 TROUBLESHOOTING ..........WARRANTY ..............REPAIR PARTS - LAWN MOWER ......15-19 ASSEMBLY ..............REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ........20-22 OPERATION ..............PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ........

  • Page 5: Accessories, Assembly, Service And Adjustments

    LAWN These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced° They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service center& Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number of your lawn mower.

  • Page 6: Engine Speed Control, Operator' Presence Control Bar

    OPERAON ...... 1 ,,,l,,i KNOWYOUR LAWN MOWF.R READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER_ Compare the illustrations withyour lawn mower tofamiliarize yourseff w iththelocation o f various controls a nd adjustments_Save this manual for future reference° OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLBAR...

  • Page 7: Engine Control, Mower, Operator Presence Control Bar

    OPERA HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN iVIOWER ENGINE SPEED (See Fig. 2) The engine speed is controlled by a lever located on the side of the engine_ High ('_) position is for starting engine, normal cutting and better grass bagging. Low (-4_) position is for light cutting, trimming and fuel economy..

  • Page 8: Starting, Type, Cutting Height

    OPERATION ,, I i,,11 I,,IIL,!IIII,, BEFORE STARTgNG ENGBNE GASOLINE FILLER CAP OIL (See Fig. 6) Your lawn mower is shipped without oil in the engine.. Be sure mower' is level and area around oil fill is clean_ • Remove engine oil cap w/dipstick and fill to the full line on the dipstick_ Use 28 ozs,.

  • Page 9: Customer Responsibilities 3, Drive Wheels 1, Lawn Mower

    ,,H_ ,i,,, ,11.,11 ,i ..HII,,,,H[ ..AS YOU COMPLETE f_&;k_J__--_ REGULAR SERVICE _¢,_ _'4_ ._,_O £ Check for Loose Fasteners (If Equipped) CJeanilnspect Grass Catcher clean Lawn Mower ..,, ,' ......_[t_!' lnspect/clean Drive Wheels ..... (Self-Propelled Mowers) sharpen/Replace Mower Blade ....

  • Page 10: Replacement, Grass Catcher

    CUSTOME ESPO LAWN MOWER Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- nance. TIRES KEY_J Keep tires free of gasoline, oit, or insect control chemi- cals which can harm rubber. ° Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. BLADE CARE For best results, rnower blade must be kept sharp.

  • Page 11: Service, Engine, Lubrication, Spark Plug, Air Filter, Oil Change, Oil Level

    mLMTUES ,,,,_, ,,,i,1,,,, , ENGINE LUBRICATION Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SFor SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature,. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES CONTAINER i °F -2o ° o° 50 °...

  • Page 12: Drive Belt

    ADJUSTMENTS SERVICE AN CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Release control bar. ° Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. ° Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug. LAWN MOWER TO ADJUST CUTTING...

  • Page 13: Adjustments Carburetor, Engine Speed, Carburetor, Handle

    ........ u,,uul_,, SERVmCE ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs. 12 Thru 14) SHIPPING POSITION Your lawn mower handle can be raised or lowered for your MED|UM LOW mowing comfort Four (4) positions are available: high, MEDIUM HIGH medium high, medium low and lowo Handles are shipped mounted in the medium low position°...

  • Page 14: Storage

    STORAGE immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the ENGINE end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days FUEL SYSTEM or more,. IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM LAWN MOWER DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL...

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    REPAIR PARTS POWER PROPELLED LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NO. 917.372810 GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER 702511 ,,.-/ PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 17490416 Tapping Screw 1/4-20 x lq/4 700343 Bushing 137055X004 Engagement Bracket 86447 Plug 137053 Shifter 137050 Helical Gear 57072 Seal 750436X...

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  • Page 20

    CRAFTSMAN 4..CYCLE ENGHNE MODEL N UMBER 143.956000 ..

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL N UMBER 143.956000 REF PART REF PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION NO. NO. NO. NO. Valve Spring Box Gasket 36146 Cylinder (Includes 2, 10, 20 & 125) 27234A Valve Spring Box Cover Dowel Pin 172 32755 27652 Screw #10-24 x 9/16...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4--CYCLE ENGmNE MODEL N UMBER 143.956000 CARBURETOR NO. 632671 REF PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 632671 Carburetor (Includes Reference Number 184 of Engine Parts List) 632539 Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly 632593 Dust Seal 632541 Throttle Shutter 650506 Throttle Shutter Screw...

  • Page 23: Handle Height

    CORRECTION CAUSE PROBLEM Clean/replace air filter, Does not start Dirty a_r filter Fill fuel tank,, Out of fuel, Drain tank and refill with fresh clean fuel Stale fuel Drain fuel tank and carburetorand refill tank with fresh Water in fuel gasoline Connect wire to plug Spark plug wire is d{sconnected...

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    REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS: * PRODUCT- LAWN MOWER ° MODEL NUMBER - 917.372810 FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL ° ENGINE - CRAFTSMAN - MODEL NO. 143.956000 THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: ° PART NUMBER 1-800-4-REPAIR ° PART DESCRIPTION (1-800-473-7247) Your Sears merchandise...

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