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Assembly/Pre-Operation - Craftsman 944.361170 Owner's Manual

Rotary lawn mower 550 series briggs & stratton engine 22" side discharge
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ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION
Read these instructions and this manual in
its entirety before you attempt to assemble
or operate your new lawn mower.
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the
engine.
Your new lawn mower has been as sem -
bled at the factory with the exception of
those parts left unassembled for shipping
purposes. All parts such as nuts, wash-
ers, bolts, etc., nec es sary to complete the
as sem bly have been placed in the parts
bag. To ensure safe and proper opera-
tion of your lawn mower, all parts and
hard ware you assemble must be tightened
securely. Use the correct tools as neces-
sary to ensure proper tightness.
TO REMOVE MOWER FROM
CAR TON
1. Remove loose parts included with
mower.
2. Cut down two end corners of carton
and lay end panel down fl at.
3. Remove all packing materials except
padding between upper and lower
handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
4. Roll lawn mower out of carton and
check carton thor ough ly for additional
loose parts.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR MOW ER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE
IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage con trol cables.
1. Raise handles until lower handle sec-
tion locks into place in mowing position.
2. Remove protective padding, raise up-
per handle sec tion into place on lower
handle and tighten both handle knobs.
3. Remove handle padding holding
operator pres ence control bar to upper
handle.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowing comfort. Refer to "AD-
JUST HANDLE" in the Service and Adjust-
ments section of this manual.
Operator
MOWING
presence
POSITION
control bar
LIFT
UP
LIFT
UP
Lower handle
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be
used as a mulcher. To convert to dis-
charging, see "TO CON VERT MOW ER" in
the Operation section of this man u al.
6
BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE
921
969
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
3
9
Upper
handle
7
Handle
knob
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
7
1036 EMISSIONS LABEL
MODEL NUMBER 10T802-1585-B1
37A
304
305
608
55
163
51
20
524
1211
842
12
1210
868
9
73
868
332
23
455
23
78
37
65
592
60
459
689
58
456
597

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