Craftsman C459-36306 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
21" SELF-PROPELLED
LAWN MOWER
Model No. C459-36306
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
769-08887
2.15.13

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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual ® 21” SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER Model No. C459-36306 • 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 769-08887 Visit our web: sears.ca...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Warranty Statement .
  • 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 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 SAFETY LABELS MAX 15˚...
  • Page 9: 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 10 ASSEMBLY Grass Catcher Reattach wing nuts and carriage bolts removed earlier into lower holes of handle as shown in Figure 5. 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).
  • Page 11 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 12: Operation

    OPERATION Blade Control Drive Control Recoil Starter Gas Cap Grass Catcher Cutting Height Adjustment Lever Side Discharge Oil Fill Chute Mulch Plug Cutting Height Adjustment Lever Figure 12 BLADE CONTROL GRASS CATCHER The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower. The grass catcher, located at the rear of the mower, is used to bag the Depress and squeeze it against the upper handle to operate the unit.
  • Page 13 OPERATION OIL FIL CAP/DIPSTICK Refer to the Maintenance section for instructions on checking the oil. GAS AND OIL FILL-UP IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. Be certain to service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in this section before operating your machine.
  • Page 14 OPERATION STARTING ENGINE 1. Standing behind the unit, depress the blade control handle and hold it against the upper handle as shown in Figure 14. WARNING Be sure no one other than the operator is standing near the lawn mower while starting engine or operating mower. Never run engine indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WARNING Follow the maintenance schedule given below. This chart describes service guidelines only. Use the Service Log column to keep track of Before performing any type of maintenance/service, disengage all completed maintenance tasks. To locate the nearest Sears Service controls and stop the engine.
  • Page 16 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug wire, and ground against engine before performing any type of maintenance on your machine. Electrode 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 17 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Check Engine Oil Check oil level before each operation. Be sure oil level is maintained. Check the oil with the engine stopped and level. Remove the oil fill dipstick and wipe it clean. Insert and tighten dipstick. Remove it to check the oil level. If the oil level is near or below the lower limit mark on the dipstick, remove the oil filler cap/dipstick, and fill with the recommended oil to the upper limit mark.
  • Page 18 SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE BLADE CARE WARNING When removing the cutting blade for sharpening or replacement, protect your hands with a pair of heavy gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the blade. Blade Adapter Periodically inspect the blade adapter for cracks, especially if you strike a foreign object.
  • Page 19: Off-Season Storage

    OFF-SEASON STORAGE WARNING Never store lawn mower with fuel in tank indoors or in poorly ventilated areas where fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark, or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, or gas appliance. PREPARING THE ENGINE PREPARING THE LAWN MOWER For engines stored over 30 days:...
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Cause Remedy Problem Engine Fails to start 1. Blade control disengaged. 1. Engage blade control. 2. Spark plug boot disconnected. 2. Connect wire to spark boot. 3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel. 3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. 4.
  • Page 21: 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 22: Parts List (Mower)

    PARTS LIST...
  • Page 23: Parts List (Engine)

    21” Mulching Blade 710-1044 Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.5” Lg. (Gr 8) 736-0524B Blade Bell Support 687-02538 Blade Adapter 764-04082A Grasscatcher Bag Craftsman 747-05450 Catcher Frame 746-05081 Control Cable 44.17 “ Lg. 712-04222 Sq. Nut 1/4-20 631-04389 Rear Baffle (Incl. rear door) 731-07173 Hub Cap 8”...
  • Page 24 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 CRANKSHAFT/CRANKCASE GROUP GROUPE DU VILEBREQUIN/CARTER Ref. Part No./ No ./ No. de No. de Description Désignation...
  • Page 25 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 ENGINE CONTROLS GROUP GROUPE DES COMMANDES DU MOTEUR LUBRICATION GROUP GROUPE DE LUBRIFICATION CRANKCASE CARTER Ref.
  • Page 26 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 CRANKCASE CYLINDER HEAD/BREATHER GROUP CARTER GROUPE DE LA CULASSE/DU RENIFLARD VALVE SEAL ALSO INCLUDED IN GASKET SET...
  • Page 27 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 Ref. Part No./ No ./ No. de No. de Description Désignation réf. pièce 14 017 02-S Valve, Intake Soupape d’admission...
  • Page 28 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 IGNITION/CHARGING GROUP GROUPE DE CHARGE/ALLUMAGE BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES LOGEMENT ET DÉFLECTEUR DE LA SOUFFLEUSE Ref.
  • Page 29 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 FUEL SYSTEM GROUP GROUPE DU SYSTÈME DE CARBURANT USE 14 029 01-S UTILISEZ 14 029 01-S EXHAUST ÉCHAPPEMENT...
  • Page 30 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 AIR INTAKE GROUP GROUPE D’ADMISSION DE L’AIR EXHAUST GROUP GROUPE DE L’ÉCHAPPEMENT Ref. Part No./ No ./...
  • Page 31 PARTS LIST/PIÈCES DÉTACHÉES Craftsman Engine Model No. PH-XT675-2044 For Craftsman Mower Nos. C459-36303 and C459-36306 Moteur Craftsman no. PH-XT675-2044 pour tondeuse Craftsman, modèle C459-36303 et C459-36306 BLOWER HOUSING/STARTING GROUP LOGEMENT DE LA SOUFFLEUSE / DEMARRAGE DU GROUPE Ref. Part No./ No ./...
  • Page 32 (This page applicable in the U.S.A. and Canada only.) Sears Brands Management Corporation (Sears), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations) EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO CERTI- YEAR 1997 AND LATER ENGINES WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND USED FIED ENGINES PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1995 AND THEREAF-...
  • Page 33 Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air Index Information On Your Engine Emissions Label Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Tier 2 Emission Standards must display information regarding the Emissions Durability Period and the Air Index. Sears Brands Management Corporation makes this information available to the consumer on our emission labels.
  • Page 34 02488 Trademarks of Sears Brands Management Corp. used under license by Sears Canada Marque déposée / Marque de commerce de Sears Brands Management Corp. utilisée en vertu d’une licence de Sears Canada...