Craftsman C459-36100 Operator's Manual

21” self-propelled lawn mower
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Operator's Manual
21" SELF-PROPELLED
LAWN MOWER
Model No. C459-36100
CAUTION: Before using this
product, read this manual
and follow all safety rules
and operating instructions.
Sears Canada Inc., 290 Yonge Street, Toronto, On M5B 2C3
®
Visit our web: sears.ca
• SAFETY
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
769-06601
12/06/2010

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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual ® 21” SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER Model No. C459-36100 • SAFETY • ASSEMBLY • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE • PARTS LIST CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all safety rules and operating instructions. Sears Canada Inc., 290 Yonge Street, Toronto, On M5B 2C3 769-06601 Visit our web: sears.ca...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safe Operation Practices ..... 4 Maintenance ......13 Safety Symbols.
  • Page 3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WArNING DANGer This machine was built to be operated according to the safe opera- This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not tion practices in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious yourself and others.
  • Page 4: Safe Operation Practices

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • The blade control handle is a safety device. Never attempt to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the safety device inopera- • Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise tive and may result in personal injury through contact with the extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources • Do not change the engine’s governor setting or over-speed the of ignition. engine. The governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine. • Never fuel machine indoors because flammable vapors will accumulate in the area.
  • Page 6: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAfeTY SYMBOlS This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbol Description READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate DANGER —...
  • Page 7 SLOPE GUIDE...
  • Page 8: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE or OIL. After assembly, service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. NOTE: Reference to right, left, rear and front of the lawn mower is in relation to the operating position.
  • Page 9 ASSEMBLY Grass Catcher Follow steps below to assemble the grass catcher (if needed). Make certain bag is turned right side out before assembling (warning label will be on the outside). Place bag over frame so that its black plastic side is at the bottom.
  • Page 10: Adjustments

    ASSEMBLY Side Discharge Chute Move lever to desired position for a change in cutting height. See Figure 10. Your mower may be shipped as a mulcher. To convert to side NOTE: For mowers with low wheels, the height adjustment levers discharge, make sure grass catcher is off of the unit and rear move in the opposite direction to adjust;...
  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION Blade Control Drive Control Recoil Starter Grass Catcher Deck Wash Cutting Height Adjustment Lever Cutting Height Adjustment Lever Side Discharge Chute Mulch Plug Figure 12 BLADE CONTROL RECOIL STARTER The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower. The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle.
  • Page 12 OPERATION Before Starting 1. Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual. Starting engine anD engaging DriVe 1. Start the engine as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. 2. Standing behind the unit, depress the blade control handle and hold it against the upper handle as shown in Figure 13.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE WArNING Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and ground against engine before performing any type of maintenance on your machine. GeNerAl reCOMMeNDATIONS • Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. • The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
  • Page 14 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Blade Adapter Blade Blade Bell Support Bolt Figure 16 Figure 15 Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450 in. lbs. min., BlADe CAre 600 in. lbs. max. WArNING To ensure safe operation of your mower, periodically check the blade bolt for correct torque.
  • Page 15: Off-Season Storage

    SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT : After cleaning your deck, restart the mower. Keep the engine and blade running for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry. Belt Care NOTE: Several components must be removed in order to change the mower’s belt.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Cause Remedy Problem Engine Fails to start Blade control disengaged. Engage blade control. Spark plug boot disconnected. Connect wire to spark boot. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Engine not primed (if equipped with primer). Prime engine as instructed in the Operation section.
  • Page 17: Warranty Statement

    WARRANTY STATEMENT General: Craftsman products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a specific time period as set-out below (the “Warranty Period”). Warranties extend to the original purchaser of a Craftsman product only. Purchases made through an online auction or through any website other than www.sears.ca are excluded.
  • Page 18: Parts List

    PARTS LIST...
  • Page 19 PARTS LIST PART DE SCRIP TION 731-07797 Front Axle Cover 710-0895 Screw, 1/4-15 x .750 731-07355 Com pres sion Spring Body 712-04217 Flange Locknut 3/8-16 Gr. F Ny lon 911-04142 Rear Axle Ass'y - 8" wheel 611-04150 Front Axle Ass'y - 8 " wheel 734-04568 Wheel Ass'y 8 x 2.125 Sleeve Zag 734-2042A...
  • Page 20: 1-800-4-My-Home

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