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Craftsman 2 IN ONE MULCHER/BAGGER 917.37248 Owner's Manual

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SEARS
®
MODEL NUMBER 917.372480
OWNER'S MANUAL
oAssembly
oOperation
oCustomer
Responsibilities
oService
- Adjustments
o Repair Parts
Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment

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   Summary of Contents for Craftsman 2 IN ONE MULCHER/BAGGER 917.37248

  • Page 1

    SEARS MODEL NUMBER 917.372480 oAssembly oOperation oCustomer Responsibilities oService - Adjustments o Repair Parts Caution: Read and Follow all Safety Rules and Instructions Before Operating This Equipment OWNER'S MANUAL ®...

  • Page 2: S Safety Rules

    PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECTSPARK PLUGWIREAND PLACE WIREWHERE ITCANNOT CONTACTSPARK REPAIRS. SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OFINJURY. YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. TRAINING: Read this operator's manual carefully.

  • Page 3: Specifications

    Sears wilt repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship. If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.

  • Page 4

    SAFETY RULES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES WARRANTY LAWN MOWER ACCESSORIES ASSEMBLY OPERATION INDEX Accessories ... 5 Adjustments: Carburetor ... Drive Control Cable ... 15 Handle Height ... Height of Cut ... Air Filter: Service ... Assembly: Handle ... Grass Catcher ... Blade: Sharpening Replacement...

  • Page 5: Accessories

    These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets, catalog and service centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number' of your lawn mower.

  • Page 6: Grass Catcher

    Your lawn mower has been assembled except for the grass catcher bag and the grass catcher frame. TO REMOVE LAWN MOWER FROM CARTON Remove loose parts included with mower. Cut down two end corners of carton and lay end panel down flat.

  • Page 7: Drive Control

    KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Savethis manual for future reference. ENGINE ZONE CONTROL CABLE STARTER HANDLE...

  • Page 8: Starting The Engine

    HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER CAUTION: Do notrunyourlawn without muicher plate in place and door closed or without an approved deflector or graescatcher Never attempt to operate mower with the rear door removed or propped open, ENGINE SPEED (See Fig. 4) The engine speed is controlled by a !ever (red knob)

  • Page 9: Drive Control

    GRASS CATCHER TO EMPTY • To remove grass catcher, release operator presence control bar to stop engine. ° Lift up rear door and remove the grass catcher by the handle. Do not drag the bag when emptying; unnecessary wear. DRIVE CONTROL (See Fig.

  • Page 10: Starting

    BEFORE STARTING ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 11) A 20 oz. bottle of Pennzoil SAE 30 oil is included with your new lawn mower. Remove engine oil cap and fill to the FULL !ine on the dipstick. Use 20 ozs. of oil For type and grade of oil to use, see "ENGINE"...

  • Page 11: Mowing Tips

    MOWING TIPS • Under certain conditions, such as very tall grass, it may be necessary to raise the height of cut to reduce pushing effort and to keep from overloading gine and leaving clumps of grass clippings. • For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the width of cut and raise the rear of the lawn mower housing one (1) wheel adjuster setting higher than the front for better discharge o_ grass.

  • Page 12: Lubrication

    CUSTO MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL tN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check for Loose Fasteners Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher Clean Lawn Mower Inspect Mower Blade Replace/Sharpen Mower Blade Lubricate Pivot Points Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Inspect Muffler Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 °...

  • Page 13: Replacement

    CUSTOMER LAWN MOWER Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- nance. TIRES Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemi- cals which can harm rubber, Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. BLADE CARE For best results, mower btade must be kept sharp.

  • Page 14: Air Filter

    CUSTO ENGINE LUBRICATION Use only high quality detergent oil rated with APi service classification SG. Select the oit's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY °F -20 ° 0 ° 32 ° 60 ° °C-29 ° -18 °...

  • Page 15: Drive Control Cable

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUT_©N: BEFORE PERFORMING • Release control bat. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact LAWN MOWER TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT See "TO ADJUST CUTTING...

  • Page 16: Adjustments Carburetor

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs, Your lawn mower handle can be raised or lowered for your mowing comfort. Four (4) positions are available: medium high, medium low and low, Handles are shipped mounted in the medium low position. To change from medium low to medium high position, the upper and lower handle sections will have to be turned over (See Fig.

  • Page 17: Storage

    Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit wilt not be used for 30 days or more. LAWN MOWER When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.

  • Page 18

    REPAIR PARTS 0RAFTSMAN 22" ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NUMBER 917.372480...

  • Page 19: Assembly

    Lower Handle 131959 Handle Boit 85t201X004 Washer 103672X Rope Guide 134612 Debris Shield 132961 Engine- Craftsman - Model No. 143.424!52 134078 Owner's Manual Available accessories not included with lawn mower: • 71 33303 Clipping Deflector 7_!133623 Gas Can (2.5 gal.) 7_!_133500...

  • Page 20

    REPAIR PARTS ,,.RAFTSMAN 22" ROTARY' LAWN MOWER MODEL NUMBER 917.372480 35-"...

  • Page 21

    CRAFTSMAN 22" ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NUMBER 917.372480 KEY PART DESCRiPTiON NO. NO. 48029 Drive Head _ 133049 Drive Control L_,_ 74189 Locknut #10-24 750029 Pan Head Machine Screw 83691 V-Belt 74760444 Hex Head Bolt 1/4-20 x 2o3/4 85!79 Retainer Clip...

  • Page 22

    22 °' POWER- PROPELLED LAWN MOWER 917.372480 GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER 132232 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 53838 Locknut, Keps 1/4-20 85178 Bracket, Adjusting 131483 Shifter 57072 Seal 57388 Pin, Grooved 1/8 x 1/2 48032 Gear Case Halves, Upper and Lower (includes Key #4, 5 and 7) 77881 Bearing...

  • Page 23

    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL N O. 1 43.424tS2...

  • Page 24

    CRAFTSMAN 4..CYCLE ENGINE REF PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 33968B Cylinder Assembly (Includes #2, 20) 26727 Pin, Dowel 33734 Element, Breather 342!4A Breather Assembly (Includes Reference #6, 8, 9, 12Aand 12B) 33735 * Gasket, Breather 30200 Screw, Sems, Hex Washer Head,...

  • Page 25

    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE CARBURETOR NO. 6 32078A ",4 REWIND STARTER NO. 590637 REF PART NO. NO. 631615 631767 631184 631971 631616 650506 632527 631700 631024 632019 631028 631021 631022 632047 632071 631334 631027 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm...

  • Page 26

    SERVICE NOTES...

  • Page 27: Handle Height

    TROUBLESHOOTING CAUSE PROBLEM Does not start Dirty air filter. Out of fuel. Stale fuel. Water in fuel. Spark plug wire is disconnected. Bad spark plug. Loose blade or broken blade adapter. Control bar in released position Control bar defective Loss of power Rear of lawn mower housing/blade in heavy grass.

  • Page 28

    WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: • PRODUCT - "ROTARY LAWN MOWER" • MODEL NUMBER- 917'.372480 ° ENGINE - CRAFTSMAN - MODEL NO. 143.424152 • PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added value when you...

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