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Service And Adjustments - Craftsman 944.365480 Owner's Manual

Rotary lawn mower 6.75 horsepower 21 multi-cut.
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WARNING: To avoid serious injury,
before per form ing any service or ad just -
ments:
1. Release control bar and stop engine.
2. Make sure the blade and all moving
parts have completely stopped.
3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
LAWN MOWER
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT" in
the Operation sec tion of this manual.
REAR DEFLECTOR
The rear defl ector, attached between the rear
wheels of your mower, is provided to minimize
the possibility that objects will be thrown out
of the rear of the mower into the operator
mowing position. If the defl ector becomes
dam aged, it should be replaced.
TO ADJUST HANDLE
The handle can be mounted in a high or
low position. The mounting holes in the
bottom of lower handle are off center for
raising or lowering the handle.
1. Remove upper handle and all wire
tie(s) securing cable(s) to lower handle.
2. Remove hairpin cotters from lower
handle bracket mount ing pin.
3. Squeeze lower handle in to remove it
from mounting pins.
4. Turn lower handle over to raise or
lower handle.
5. Squeeze lower handle in and po si tion
holes onto mount ing pins on handle
bracket.
6. Reassemble upper handle and all
parts removed from lower handle.
SQUEEZE
TO ADJUST
Lower handle
Mounting pin
Handle
bracket
Hairpin cotter

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

13
Mowing
position
Hairpin
cotter
Mounting
pin
LOW POSITION
Lower
handle
ROTATE
ENGINE
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 the engine is running too fast
or too slow, take your lawn mower to a
Sears or other qualifi ed service center for
repair and ad just ment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
lawn mower to a Sears or other qualifi ed
service center for repair or ad just ment.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Over speed ing
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think
the engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualifi ed service center, which has proper
equip ment and ex pe ri ence to make any
nec es sary adjustments.
Mowing
position
Handle
bracket
HIGH POSITION

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