Craftsman 650 Series Owner's Manual
Craftsman 650 Series Owner's Manual

Craftsman 650 Series Owner's Manual

Rotary lawn mower. briggs & stratton engine power-propelled 21" multi-cut

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Owner's Manual
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
650 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
Power-Propelled
21" Multi-Cut
Model No.
944.367611
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and In struc tions
before operating this equipment
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B8

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual ROTARY LAWN MOWER 650 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine Power-Propelled 21" Multi-Cut Model No. 944.367611 CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and In struc tions before operating this equipment Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B8...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    • In-home service. Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman Power Mower to the nearest Sears Service Centre/Department in Canada. This warranty applies only while this prod- uct is used in Canada.
  • Page 3 • Do not operate the mower when bare- DO NOT: foot or wearing open sandals. Al ways • Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or wear substantial foot wear. embankments. The operator could lose • Do not pull mower backwards unless footing or balance.
  • Page 4: Product Specifications

    • Never overfi ll fuel tank. Replace gas • Stop and inspect the equipment if you cap and tighten securely. strike an object. Repair, if nec es sary, before restarting. • Never attempt to make wheel height V. GENERAL SERVICE adjustments while the engine is running.
  • Page 5: Assembly/Pre-Operation

    ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in Operator MOWING presence POSITION its entirety before you attempt to assemble control bar or operate your new lawn mower. LIFT IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
  • Page 6: Operation

    OPERATION KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.
  • 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 DRIVE Drive CONTROL wear safety glasses or eye shields while control bar ENGAGED operating your lawn mower or performing any ad just ments or repairs.
  • Page 8 TO CONVERT MOWER Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be used as a mulcher. To convert to bagging or discharging: REAR BAGGING • Lift rear door of the lawn mower and place the grass catcher frame hooks onto the door pivot pins. •...
  • Page 9 BEFORE CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or STARTING ENGINE fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open fl ame. ADD OIL CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in (called gasohol or using ethanol or metha- the engine.
  • Page 10 MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher IMPORTANT: For best performance, blade attachments on your mower. Such keep mower housing free of built-up attachments are hazardous, will damage grass and trash. See “CLEANING” in the your mower and could void your warranty. Maintenance section of this manual.
  • Page 11: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25 HOURS STORAGE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher * Check Tires Check Drive Wheels *** Clean Lawn Mower **** Clean under Drive Cover *** Check Drive Belt / Pulleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade Lubrication...
  • Page 12 LAWN MOWER NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and check the key inside hub of blade adapter. Always observe safety rules when per- The key must be in good con di tion to work form ing any main te nance. properly. Replace adapter if damaged. TIRES TO REPLACE BLADE •...
  • Page 13 GRASS CATCHER 2. Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a clean surface. • The grass catcher may be hosed with 3. Tip lawn mower on its side as shown water, but must be dry when used. and drain oil into a suitable container. •...
  • Page 14: Service And Adjustments

    Back plate CLEANING IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean the underside of your mower after each use. CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. •...
  • Page 15 TO REPLACE DRIVE BELT Mowing Mowing position position 1. Place new drive belt in engine pulley and belt retainer of debris shield. 2. Route the other end of the new drive belt through hole in housing. 3. Reinstall debris shield. 4.
  • Page 16: Storage

    STORAGE Immediately prepare your lawn mower for Operator MOWING storage at the end of the season or if the presence POSITION control bar unit will not be used for 30 days or more. LAWN MOWER When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thor oughly, remove FOLD all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    OTHER NOTE: FRESH START fuel cap and cartridge system automatically drips con- • Do not store gasoline from one season centrated fuel preserver into your fuel tank to another. and is an acceptable alternative to adding • Replace your gasoline can if your can fuel stabilizer.
  • Page 18 TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a Sears Service Centre. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 9. Control bar defective. 9. Replace control bar. (continued) 10. Fuel valve lever (if so 10. Turn fuel valve lever equipped) in OFF position.
  • Page 19 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 20: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS...
  • Page 24 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 1330 REPAIR MANUAL...
  • Page 25 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT...
  • Page 26 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 1059 1058 OPERATOR’S MANUAL 1211 1210 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL...
  • Page 27 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 358 ENGINE GASKET SET Engine Power Rating Information The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE (So- ciety of Automo-tive Engineers) code J11940 (Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure), and rating performance has been obtained and corrected in accordance with SAE J1995 (Revision 2002-5).
  • Page 28 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 697322 Cylinder Assembly 281434s Grip-Starter Rope 399269 Kit-Bushing/Seal 690837 Screw (Rewind Starter) 299819s • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 691108 Screw (Flywheel Guard) 493279 Sump-Engine 691740 Lock-Muffl er Screw 691160 Head-Cylinder 691636...
  • Page 29 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 124T02-0886-B2 KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 692523 Screw 692135 Spring-Brake (Air Cleaner Primer Base) 695891 Brake 491588s Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge 793606 Cap-Fuel Tank 791960 Cup-Flywheel 792040 Base-Air Cleaner Primer 692299 Plate-Pawl Friction 692298 Cover-Air Cleaner 281505s...
  • Page 30 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 31 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 32 413782 05.04.07 BY Printed in U.S.A.

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