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Craftsman 14.3 Owner's Manual

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MODEL NUMBER 917.377201
o Assembly
Repair Parts
Read and Follow
all Safety
and Instructions
This Equipment
Printed in U.S.A_



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  • Page 1 MODEL NUMBER 917.377201 o Assembly Operation Customer Responsibilities Service Adjustments Repair Parts Caution: Read and Follow all Safety Rules and Instructions Before Operating This Equipment 160904 05.20.97 r XMnN OWNER'S MANUAL Printed in U.S.A_...
  • Page 2: S Safety Rules

    Safe Operation IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS. CONTROLS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. TRAINING: • Read this operator's manual carefully. Become familiar with the controls and know how to operate your mower properly. Learn how to quickly stop mower.
  • Page 3: Specifications

    KEEPIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Read and observe the safety rules. Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your lawn mower.
  • Page 4 Fuel: Capacity ... Storage ... Type ... Handle Adjustment: Assembly ... Cutting Height ... Lubrication: Engine ... Lawn Mower ... Maintenance Agreement ... 3 Maintenance Schedule ... 9 Mowing Tips ... Oil: Engine ... Storage ... & LAWN MOWER ...
  • Page 5: Assembly

    These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number of your lawn mower.
  • Page 6: Controls Drive Control

    ENGINE OiL CAP WiTH DIPSTICK MEETS CPSC SAFETY Sears rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL - must be held down to the handle to start the engine.
  • Page 7: Operator Presence Control Bar

    The operation of any lawn mower 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 lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
  • Page 8: Customer Responsibilities 3

    For best results, adjust the lawn mower cutting height so that the lawn mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades (See Fig. 7). tf the lawn is over-...
  • Page 9: Air Filter

    CUSTOMER MAINTENANCE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check for Loose Fasteners CIeanllnspect Grass Catcher (If Equipped) Clean Lawn Mower Clean Under Drive Cover (Power-Propelled Mowers) Check drive belt/pulleys Power-Proj?elled Mowers) Check/Sharpen/Replace Blade Lubrication Chart Clean Battery/Recharge (Electric Staff Mowers)
  • Page 10: Replacement

    Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug. • Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and carburetor are up. Use a wood block between blade and mower housing to prevent blade from turning when removing blade bolt.
  • Page 11: Service

    Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation orat least once a year if the lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use.
  • Page 12: Drive Belt

    DISCHARGE GUARD The discharge guard, attached to the discharge opening of your lawn mower, is provided to prevent the possibility of injury resulting from objects being thrown out of the dis- charge opening into the operator mowing position, tf the discharge guard becomes damaged, it should be replaced.
  • Page 13: Adjustments Carburetor

    SERVICE TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs. 11 Thru 13) Your lawn mower handle can be raised or lowered for your mowing comfort. Four (4) positions are available: medium high, medium low and low. Handles are shipped mounted in the medium low position.
  • Page 14: Storage

    30 days or more. LAWN MOWER When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly/remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
  • Page 15: Lawn Mower

    REPAIR PARTS ROTARY LAWN GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION 17490416 Tapping Screw 137055X004 Engagement Bracket Shifter 137053 57072 Sea! 48373 Gear Case Halves Kit _Inciudes Key Nos. 4, 5, and 7) 77881 Bearing 137051 Worm Shaft 137074 Drive Shaft 57079 Hardened Washer MOWER...
  • Page 16 REPAIR PARTS ROTARY LAWN MOWER - MODEL NO, 917.377201 o"} . 23...
  • Page 17 Hex Head Screw 3/8-24 x 1-3/8 (Grd. 8) Helical Lockwasher Hardened VVasher Blade 22" , Blade Adapter Deflector Lawn Mower Housing (Incl. Ref. #46, 59 & 60) Engine Pulley Hi-Pro Key #HP 505 Engine - (See Breakdown) Craftsman Model 143.975502 Support Brkt Handle RH...
  • Page 18 :{EPA|R PARTS ROTARY LAWN MOWER - MODEL NO. 917.37720!
  • Page 19: Lawn Mower

    Hubcap 88446 Nylon Bushing 150340 Wheel & Tire Assembly 12000058 E-Ring 137054 Pinion 88080 Dust Cover Felt Washer 88118 ROTARY LAWN MOWER - MQDEL NO. PART 67725 701037 152903 143603 #10-24 x 2-1/8 154990 132010 137052 48386 152018 702511 137090...
  • Page 20: Engine

  • Page 21 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE KEY PART NO. NOo DESCRIPTION 36478A Cylinder (Incl. 2,7,20 & 125) Dowel Pin 26727 33734 Breather Element 36557 Breather Ass'y. (Inc!. 6 & 12A) 12A 36558 Breather Cover & Tube (Incl. 12B) 12B 34695 Breather Tube Elbow 28277 Washer 30589...
  • Page 22: Engine

    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE " "_>_-4 _._5_3_,, _7._Z__ ._.o "" ÷... ,_'_..8 _ ... _" _'_-' (___ KEY PART NO, NO, 632747 631615 631767 631184 631183 632504 650506 631807 631867 631024 632019 631028 631021 631022 36045 632735 632547 632736 27110 631027 KEY PART NO.
  • Page 23: Handle Height

    Contact an authorized service center/department. Replace blade adapter. Move lawn mower to cut grass or to hard surface to start engine. Adjust or replace drive control cable, if broken. Put bett on pulleys or replace belts if broken.
  • Page 24 The model number for your engine wilt be found on the blower housing of the engine. All parts Iisted herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department Retail Stores.

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