917.388382 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Espa_ol • Repair Parts 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/craffsman...
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower to the nearest Sears Service Center/Department in the United States. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
• Never cut grass by pulling the mower sandals. Wear only solid shoes with towards you. Mow across the face of good traction when mowing. • Check fuel tank before starting engine. slopes, never up and down or you might lose your footing. Do not mow Do not fill gas tank indoors, when the excessively steep slopes.
"rheseasceesodes were availablewhen thislawn mowerwas produced.They are not shipped with your mower. They are alsoavailableat mostSears retailoutletsand service centers. MostSears storescan alsoorderrepairpartsfor you,when you providethe model numberof your lawnmower. Some of these accessoriesmay notapplyto yourlawn mower. LAWN MOWER PERFORMANCE _,£___.,0='o. " CLIPPING DEFLECTOR FOR REAR DISCHARGE LAWN MOWERS MULCHER KITS...
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN Operator presence MOWER control bar TO UNFOLD HANDLE Upper handle IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so as not to pinch or damage control cables. • Raise handles until lower handle Lift up section locks into place in mowing position.
KNOWYOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrationswith your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.
REAR BAGGING can result in foreign objects thrown • Lift rear door of the lawn mower and place The operation of any lawn mower into the eyes, which can result in the grass catcher frame hooks onto the door p ivot p ins. severe eye damage.
ADD GASOUNE Open Mulcher Door NOTE: Beforefillingfuel tank, removeand discardthe debrisplugthat is inside the tank. • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantitiesthat can be used within 30 days to assure fuel Discharge freshness.
MULCHING MOWING TIPS MOWINGTIPS • Under certain conditions, such as very tall IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep grass, it may be necessary to raise the mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean UNDERSIDE OF MOWER height of cut to reduce push;_geffort and to keep from overloading the engine end HOUSING after each use.
TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: Although multi--viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in NOTE: We do not recommend sharpen- cold weather, these muiti--vlacosity oils ing blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F.
CLEANING ACAUTION: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep cartridge. They may cause deterioration mower housing free of built--up grass of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do and trash. Clean underside of mower not use pressurized air to clean or dry housing after each use.
ENGINE TOASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER CARBURETOR • Put grass catcher frame into grass bag Your carburetor has a non-adjustable fixed with dgid part of bag on the bottom. Make sure the frame handle is outside main jet for mixture control. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected of the bag top.
ENGINE ENGINEOIL 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). _luUmdeposits from forming in essential CYLINDER el system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power Rear of lawn mower housing 1. Set to =HigherCut" position. or cutting bladedragging in heavy grass. Cuffing too much grass. Set to "Higher Cut" position. Dirty air filter. Clean/replace air filter. Clean underside of mower Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
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