TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed
to a Sears Parts & Repair Centre.
Does not start
1. Dirty air ﬁ lter.
2. Out of fuel.
3. Stale fuel.
4. Water in fuel.
5. Spark plug wire is
6. Bad spark plug.
7. Loose blade or broken
8. Control bar in released
9. Control bar defective.
10. Fuel valve lever (if so
equipped) in OFF position.
11. Weak battery (if equipped).
12. Disconnected battery
connector (if equipped).
1. Clean/replace air ﬁ lter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Empty fuel tank and reﬁ ll tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
4. Empty fuel tank and reﬁ ll tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
5. Connect wire to plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Tighten blade bolt or
replace blade adapter.
8. Depress control bar to
9. Replace control bar.
10. Turn fuel valve lever
to the ON position.
11. Charge battery.
12. Connect battery to engine.
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean the underside of your mower
after each use.
CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with plug.
• Clean the underside of your lawn mower
by scraping to remove build-up of grass
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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.
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
See "TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT" in
the Operation sec tion of this manual.
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
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 wire tie(s)
securing cable(s) to lower handle.
2. Remove hairpin cotters from lower
handle bracket mount ing pin.
3. Remove bolts and nuts.
4. Squeeze lower handle in to remove it
from mounting pins.
5. Turn lower handle over to raise or
6. Squeeze lower handle in and po si tion
holes onto mount ing pins on handle
7. Reinstall bolts and nuts.
8. Reassemble upper handle and all parts
removed from lower handle.
• Clean engine often to keep trash from
accumulating. A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
• Keep ﬁ nished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• With the exception of the water washout
port (if equipped), we do not recommend
using a garden hose to clean the outside
of your lawn mower unless the elec tri cal
system, mufﬂ er, air ﬁ lter and carburetor
are covered to keep water out. Water in
engine can result in shortened engine life.
Maintenance, re pair, or re place ment of the
emission con trol de vic es and sys tems, which
are be ing done at the cus tom ers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair es tab lish ment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine man u fac tur er's service outlet.