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MODEL NUMBER 917=256522
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OWNER'S MANUAL
o Assembly
Operation
• Customer Responsibilities
• Service and Adjustments
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all safety rules and instructions
before operating
this equipment.
,
FOR CONSUMER
ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-659-5917
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    ® MODEL NUMBER 917=256522 OWNER'S MANUAL o Assembly Operation • Customer Responsibilities • Service and Adjustments • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all safety rules and instructions before operating this equipment. FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917 IIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIII IIIIIIII...

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    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS iNJURY OR DEATH. i11, CHILDREN GENERAL OPERATION Read, understand, and follow all instructionsin the manual Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the and on the machine before starting.

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    LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY oN CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or...

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    :_ ",_': _'_'_ _i ¸ _ :. L :_ '_!_ TABLE OF CONTENTS ,OPERATION ............10-14 SAFETY,RULES ............MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ........15 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ..... :..,...L..; 3 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ......20-25 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..... 3, 15-19 STORAGE ..............WARRANTY ..............TROUBLESHOOTING ...........

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    AIR RLTER BLADES BELTS .in these attachments;(: Contact i ;ssorlesandattachments your tractor, .''_ _,.:, : .". " ,: _; do not 'requi're additional hitches orconversi0n kits,(those that do are , an'd _re !design'ed for easy ::_',!.i,_vattachlngand detaching.' ' '' " "t "...

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    Parts Bag contents shown full size Parts packed separately in carton ,(i) Hex Bolt 3!8"-16X 1 (1) Lockwasher 3/8 " '(1) Large FtatWasher (1) Hex B0lt •1/2-13 x 1 • Parts bag contents not shown full size (2) W ashers :_/_ _, •...

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    i i i i j ii i YoiJr new tractor ha,_been assembledat thefactory'wi{h excel_tion"of tllose parts left unassembled for shipping purposes° ' " To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely,. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

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    'connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) term[- na! with remaining hex bolt, fiat washer, lock washer SEAT and hex nut. Tighten securely. " •Close battery box door° SEAT PAN Open battery box door for: ° Inspection for secure connections (to tighten hard- SHOULDER '::'i;:i ware),...

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    i:,._,./i. ¸ ,' .., _, :,,,. ,,.. •• ii,:'_i., -• ; :,, • ,11,1,11 I_1' " ..,,,i .._" TO€O,w,TToBAGG'NG GAUGE WHEEL MOUNTING DISCHARGING BRACKET ""_- Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory.

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    ... _:i_ _I_ !_ ....,, ... _ ...._,,,,_,_ ..,,_ :,_:,_,_ OPERATION • _ _: '". _. • *;_[,A These symbols may appear or] your•tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product, Learn and understand their meaning, ::,>.: - :BA_ERY ,_ CAUTIQN_0RREVERSE ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE...

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    -4-. _ _,, ..• _•" .._." '.._ • ',.',= _" _ _ "'_ _":_••_ _ _•_ ' ' ': •: _ ".. _' •': !_ :•'_ _."."•'_'_" ' _ '_'• :" _;';'.' ;_ ',_•_"_'_'_;_"";_ ¸" ':_ _":,_ ,_:;;':." •_! i,_-'•':•;!_ "'_¸...

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    The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result In severe eye damage.Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.

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    ,llllll i,, i i ......TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 10) • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens_ Make all turns sl0wly. ing Switch° Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat With the engine runningand the attachmentclutchengaged TRANSPORT w!l! shut Off the engine.

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    OPERATION ..,:: i _,_ ._ , : TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 9) When operating attachments, select a ground speed When Startingengine for the first time or if engine has run that will suit the terrain and give best performance of ' '_ out of fuel, itwill take extra crankingtime to movefueHrom the attachment being used.

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    RESPONSIBlUT|ES ?./+, Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure.._ I_ " '" .._ ..Check fOr Loose Fast,ners i##', ' " ::i:' i:":::_: SharpenlReplaceMowerBades 1 " ," .." Clearl Battery arli]Term[nals .._ .._.,_. " " • _,, .

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    TRACTOR MANDREL Always observe safety rules when performing.anyma!nte- n_nce. • ,,BRAKE OPERATION ..If more than six (6) feet Stoppingdistance _i._ _•_ in highest gear_then brake mustbe adjusted. _":.;',' ST BRAKE In the Set'vice and A_ljusF "_" thismanual). ' " ,'??_ NOTE;...

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    CUSTO BATTERY NOTE; Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suffi- will result in increased oil consumption when used above cient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the 32°F.

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    AIR FILTER (See Fig. 17) CLEAN AIR SCREEN(See Fig. 18) Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air'filter° Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent Clean the foam pre-clean_r after every 25 hours of opera- engine damage from overheating=.

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    CLAMP Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage+ • SPARK PLUGS' _: Repiace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing _+easonor after every 100 hours of 0pemti0n; whichexJer °...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS IIII l'l'l"lllll!lll , ii M' 'III ,i U ......CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake, Place gearshift lever in neut_l'(N) position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn Ignition key "OFF" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have €ompletely stopped.

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    Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SiDE-TO-SIDE ": driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUSTBOTHFRONT LINKS ',, "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of ttiis manual). lftires are over or underinflated, you will not property adjust EQUALLYsIDE °...

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    TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 25) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced withouttools._ Pa_ the tractor on level surface. Engage paNing brake. .'i,_:,BELTREMOVAL - ' PULLEYS "UCW_¢ds' Pull beti ioward fr0n(of tr,_ctor and remove downwards from aroudd engine pulley.

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    AND ADJ TRANSAXLE SHIFTER LINKAGE AND AD- JUSTMENT (See Figs. 28 and 29) The transaxte should be inneutral when the gear shift le've_: .is in the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows: i.

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    ::7:_i ! ; ::: ..; ....... POSfflVE TERMINAL HOOD CABLE at the .factory and ustmentas iS: ';i:'!i" n. :Slowly move {t\l) to .an, Replace bulb =nholder and push bulb holder securely (_fieckthat fioles",_J' in governor control lever and hole _'"...

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    "._ ..>. :...." '- ..... :..'" " ..' ,,,..,_i_,, ..........AND ADJUSTM TO ADJUST CARBURETOR (See Fig. 34) ACCELERATIONTEST- The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjust- • Move throttle control lever from slow (,_=)) to fast (,Ill ment should not be necessary.

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    Remove spark plug(s L recharging. Pour' one ounce of oil through spark plug holeis) into To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during tong periods of storage, battery cables should be cylinder(s). disconnected and batterycleaned th0roughly (see"TO . Turn ignitionkey to"START" position for a few seconds CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"...

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    PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Fill fuel tank Will not start See_O START ENGINE"in Operation section, Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plugo Clean/replace air filter, 6, ';Re_lace _ el ftlte'r., 7, _ D_._n'fue!'lafil_ &rid carburetor, r efill tank Withfresh "2, ' _Rep!_ce siaB,plug, ,.

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    OOTING POINTS ....7, ..i, " :,--..- ..: ..... CORRECTION PROBLEM CAUSE ,111111 iii 1. Faultyoperator-safety p resencecdritrol s ystem 1_ Check wiring, s witches andconnections,if not Enginecontinuesto run corrected, c ontactan authorized servicefe, c ,tty_ when operator leavesseat with attachmentclutch engaged Won1, bent or loose blade.

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    BLACK BATTERY IGNITION SWITCH cHARGING SYSTEM OUTPlJT 2BV()LTS AC MIN, @ 3600 RPM AFTER FIRE SOLENOID 3 AMP DO @ B800RPM (CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED) UGHTING SYSTEM "_ ..NOTE OUTPUT ;i ALTERNATOR 5 AMP g' ,3600 ..YOUR TRACTOR IS _.,n,,..j-_ ", ,,,,o<,_ ,,o ,,,,, ;;<_;;<C,o;_;<_...

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    TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917,256522 .._: ELECTRICAL €[ _, 30...

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    .._: ,_ _ : ';'"_ _'_,7':_I _,,','_' _-_,', ¢ ,;_': "i',:_,,_', _1 h 'TRACTOR - - MODEL N MBER 917.256522 '. ,:_ ELECTRICAL PART NO.. DESCRIPTION . ÷,'L • 1:146139 Battery !2 Volt 25:Amp _, 2. ',74760412 . ,Bolt, HexHead '1/4-2Ounc x 3/4, ' ..'.

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    TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES €...

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    TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES ';!45660. ;: Cl_pTinnetman Grille P/L . .: • "12r, " _13 146962, PaneJ,_DaSh,R.H. " ' " •.14 17490608 SbrewThdml,3/8-16 x 1/2 . "15 '74180512 scmW;'Machine, Truss Head "' ' :_: " 5/16.:18 UNCx 3/4 "...

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    "_ " _'i '_ i _,_ DRIVE 106933X Knob STD551143 Washer 22:130804 Rod, Brake STD541237 153400 Keeper, Belt, Engine, L.H. 106888X 134683 Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R_Ho ring, Brake Rod sher .. 72 19132012 STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge Pin "...

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    _:!: TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 STEERING ASSEMBLY...

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    STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 12000029 •9 3366R i'30468 STD551137 736!0600 1!0;4_38X: ,, t4 740t1056 15 ;73901000 !3J262_ " = . 17 440176 57079. .19 '".12.4035X 20': 126684X 21 i: x718:X 16 Gauge .:, 1i4906_12 Screw, Thd, Roll 3/8.-16X 3/4" 3(_ STD561210 130465 Rod, Tie , 132196...

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    .._,h_,_r_ _*.,_ '.'W _+; I;_I _' _¸ '_)_ " _"% _, ;':" _ii_,_, REPAIR PARTS _ ..:_:i '_: ' ..TRACTOR - ' MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 SEAT ASSEMBLY ..k ..'!_:_ili ¸: _ill ¸_' PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION...

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    Decal, Side Panel :" 150927 Fastener Pop tn Footrest .-,145247 Decal, Deck Mower EZ3 Dover 150955 Decal, Lift Hahdle 138311 Decal, Fender, Craftsman 128314 Owner's Manual, English 154114 Decal, Caution, English " 137537 154115 Owner's Manual, Spanish Decal, Clutch!Brake, English...

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    TRACTOR -, MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester...

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    PART DESCRIPTION ii!:!/ ,1 150600 17720410 Cutting :i,0173-01. 272293 Gasket,:Exhaust 13280324 Nipple; Plp, e 3/8 NPT x 3 13200300 'Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT Washer STD551237 136718 •,Shield, Heat 105839X t_.if ", : ReCeptacle; 1/4Turn : ,?., 149793 Stud, 1/4 TurnW/Bushlng Plst 150554 Shield, Heat 137180...

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    TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 .owsRU_ E Ek...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,256522 MOWER LiFT 27 !!126971X "_' 73350600 138057 Adjustment 150233 , 140302 Bearin_g,Pvt; ' 32 73540600 Nut, Crownlock 145212 Nut Hex Flange Lock NOTE: All component dimensions given in UoS. inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm...

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    - MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 113 111 114_ _121...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION :NO. DESCRIPTION i,;" " • 131491 Rod, Hinge. " 106 2029J Nut, Weld - Screw Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr 138776 111 140353 Bracket, Gauge, wheel L.H. 129963 Washer, Spacer 112 132262 Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R,H.

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    !!i! /, DANA TRANSAXLE- MODEL NUMBER 4360-97 " _!(: , 11,=,...

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    _:! : TRACTOR. - MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 DANA TRANSAXLE - MODEL NUMBER 4360-97 105925X Washer Plain .640 X 1o37 x .061 120416X Grease 2232J Washer Plain .632 x 1.00 x .026 108978X Spacer .630 x 1.00 x .169 t10079X Assembly, Gear, Combination, NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.So inches 12 Teeth and 35 Teeth t inch = 25.4 mm...

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    !;_l_ii!_!_=_ ..REPAIR PARTS _0_ _ TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,256522 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28N707, TYPE NUMBER 0173-01 ' 614 634A 1022 868A 1034 1026...

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    ++-,+++ • :_r _+ _,_,:;+,,_+r_,_,:+,++ :_++_'_;++_:_'+_:;+,_++_,_;i_ _,_" _';:r:l++ ;_+_+'++ _'_i_;i+, ¸ +" L'_! "_:q:'_:' +:+_+_+>_'_?:? " "'_ _'" "_1¸_+¸ "+_'"_ +_'_'+'_ '+h:_ _','_'_:_,_ _+; _+ +_" _!!_?,:, _+REPAIRPARTS " ;i::!, TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 BRiGGS & STRATTON ENGINE- MODEL NUMBER 28N707, TYPE NUMBER 0173.01 21CARBURETOROVERHAUL...

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    REPAIR PARTS ; ..++r:., + ....,. + TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28N707, TYPE NUMBER 0173-01 634A _524 977 CARBU! 1044 1006 4"...

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    TRACTOR , - MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 BRiGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28N707, TYPE NUMBER 0173-01 1090 • 51¸...

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    KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 94098 Screw, Throttle 495800 Screw, Idle Speed 104 231789 Pin, Float Hinge lO5 23 855 Valve .Float t06:23_854 ;.** seat, Inlet Valve Valve; ;Ch'oke,,?: 117_:23!858 Jet, NG'edle Valve 118 495932 Valve; Needle Carburetor Overhaul Kit 121 _98116 123 94616.

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    TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.256522 t_RIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28N;t07, TYPE NUMBER O173'0i KEY PART KEY PART NO, NO, DESCRIPTION , NO, NO, DESCRPTION 729A 225170 Retainer Wire 284A 94073 Screw, Hex Head 741 262932 Geal', :] 810068 Screw, Set ning 757 21399B Link, C...

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    SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE SIGHT HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. 15° MAX. Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face.

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    CRAFTSMAN + OWNER'S 15.5 HP IC ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER 6 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR MODEL NO, Each tractor has its own model number'_ Each engine has its own model number. 917.256522 The model number for your tractor wi]l be found on the...

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