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Craftsman 917.249391 Owner's Manual

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OWNERS
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.249391
Caution:
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and instructions
Carefully
CRAFTSMAN
GRAS
CATCH
#J
Assembly
installation
Operation
Repair Parts
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Chicago,
IL 60684
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO. 917.249391 Caution: Read Rules for Safe Operation and instructions Carefully Sears, Roebuck CRAFTSMAN GRAS CATCH Assembly installation Operation Repair Parts and Co., Chicago, IL 60684 U.S.A.
  • Page 2 IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty in use in the United States. This warranty gives you specific Iegal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept. 6981731A WARRANTY RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ... ASSEMBLY - MOWER ...
  • Page 3 1. Know the controls and how to stop OPERATOR'S MANUAL and instructions your tractor. Do not allow children to operate the machine, adults to operate it without proper Do not carry passengers. Do not mow others are around. Always wear substantial footwear.
  • Page 4 PARTSIDENTIFICATION COVER ELBOW //€' 30 GALLON CONTAINER CHUTE TUBE ASSEMBLY FIGURE 1 "CLUTCH/BRAKE" POSITION FIGURE 2 EXTENSION CHUTE ASSEMBLY MOWER BLADE CLUTCH LEVER To assemble "DISENGAGED" (1) 9/16" POSITION (2) 1/2" wrenches (2) 7/16" (1} 7/8" wrench NOTE: RIGHT HAND (R.H.) AND LEFT HAND (L.H.) ARE DETERMINED FROM OPERATOR'S POSITION WHILE SEA TED ON THE TRACTOR.
  • Page 5 3. Move gear shift lever {Fig. 2) to "NEUTRAL" position. 4. Place parking brake (Fig. 2) in "ENGAGED" tion. Raise parking brake lever and hold in "EN- GAGED" position, Release ctutch-brake 5, Disengage mower blade clutch lever (Fig. 2 - Inset). FROM THE SPARK PLUGIS) AND KEEP WIRE(S) AWAY FROM THE PLUG(S) TO PREVENT INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL...
  • Page 6 MOWER HOUSING FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7 10. Place L.H, baffle (Fig. 4) on lip of mower housing. Secure L.H. runner to L.H. baffle and mower hous- ing using: two 5/16 carriage bolts and two 5/16 locknuts tighten. bagger. 1 1.
  • Page 7 1 6. Attach discharge guard to latch mower housing (Fig. 8) using bolts 5/15 Iocknuts below), Bolt heads to underside Tighten securely, Hardware furnished catcher. NOTE: Tighten hardware steps 13 and 17. Reattach mower to tractor. Refer to "Mower stallation'" in your tractor owners manual.
  • Page 8 SUPPORT POST RETAINER SPRING REAR MOUNTING BRACKET FIGURE 10 SUPPORT POST ELBOW 5116 HEX BOLTS FORMED WAI ELBOW SUPPORT END PLUG _" _ ELBOW SHIELD TUBE _"_ LOCKNUTS FIGURE 5. Assemble the support post to the rear mounting bracket (Fig. 10) using support bracket pin and re- tainer spring.
  • Page 9 1 1, Mount top cover to support post hinge pin and retainer spring. Retainer full size below, Hinge pin and retainer ed with grass catcher, 1 2. Position the grass catcher container assemblies on- to the support posts through the "'L " slots (Fig. 13 - Inset).
  • Page 10 ELBOW CHUTE TUBE LATCH .__PtN LATCH ASSEMBLY FIGURE CONTA|NEPt _ FIGURE 15 ANDLE SHIELD EXTENSION 1 3. Assemble a. Insert spacer b. Lift up slightly lining up spacers chute Secure assembly below). nished ELBOW SHIELD -10- CHUTE _CHUTE .EXTENSION E; LATCH ASSEMBLY SPACER...
  • Page 11 d. Secure L.H. side of chute assembly using: latch pin and retainer tainer spring shown full size below. and retainer spring furnished 1 4, Place chute tube (Fig, 14) in elbow. tube over chute extension (Fig. 14) and secure by pulling rubber latch on chute extension pin (Fig.
  • Page 12 To ensure satisfactory operation, it is recommended before the start of each mowing season, be discarded and replaced with new blades. be purchased at all Sears Service Centers stores, TO REMOVE GRASS CATCHER Reverse steps Catcher", into "'BRAKE" position. Raise posi- position.
  • Page 13 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 14 REPABR PARTS CRAFTSMAN GRASS CATCHER - 38" FOR StDE DISCHARGE MOWER--MODEL NUMBER 917,249391 @ 38 @ 35...
  • Page 15 65328 104419X 87068 *Standard @ 51 @ 57 NUMBER 917.249391 DESCRIPTION *Nut - Lock 1/4 - 20 *Bolt - Carriage 5/16 - 18 x 1 Washer 11/32 _Bolt - Hex, 1/4 - 20 x 1 - 1/4 Bolt - Hex, 3/8 - 24 x 1 - 314 Gr. 5 Washer .406 x 1 x .1271.112...
  • Page 16 Support Post. Always Number when requesting service or repair parts for your 38" Craftsman Grass Catcher. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Ser- vice Center/Departments and most Sears stores. WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS. ALWAYS GIVE THE...