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Craftsman 917.387258 Owner's Manual

4.0 horsepower 20" rear discharge rotary lawn mower
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Owner's Manual
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4.0 HORSEPOWER
20" REAR DISCHARGE
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Model No.
917.387258
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
EspaSol
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety RuSesand Instrucuo,os
before operating this equilot_r_ rlE
Sears, Roebuck and Co,, Hoffman Estates,_'lL-'BO'lff_
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman

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  • Page 1 Model No. 917.387258 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • EspaSol • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety RuSesand Instrucuo,os before operating this equilot_r_ rlE Sears, Roebuck and Co,, Hoffman Estates,_'lL-'BO'lff_ Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2 Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workman- ship. If this Craftsman Lawn Mower is used for commercial applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. This Warranty does not cover: •...
  • Page 3: Operation

    • Check fuel tank before starting engine. Do not fill gas tank indoors, when the engine is running or when the engine is hot. Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before filling the gas tank. Clean off any spilled gasoline before starting the engine.
  • Page 4: Lawn Mower Maintenance

    They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number of your lawn mower. Some of these accessories may not apply to your lawn mower. LAWN MOWER...
  • Page 5 • Remove handle padding holding operator presence control bar to upper handle. • Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted for your mowing comfort. Refer to "Adjust Handle" in the Service and Adjustment section of this manual,...
  • Page 6: Know Your Lawn Mower

    READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND MOWER. Compare the illustrations Iqcation of various controls and adiustments. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literaturesupplied with the product. Leam and understand there meaning. CAUTFON ENGINE ENGINE FAST OR WANNING Engine zone control...
  • Page 7: To Adjust Cutting Height

    ENGINE ZONE CONTROL ACAUTION: Federal regulations require an engine control to be installed on this lawn mower in order to minimize the risk of blade contact injury. Do not under any circumstances attempt to defeat the function of the operator control.
  • Page 8: Add Gasoline

    BEFORE STARTING ENGINE Your lawn mower is shipped without oil in the engine. • Be sure mower is level and area around oil fill is clean. • Remove engine oil plug and fill to the top of slot in filler hole.
  • Page 9: Mowing Tips

    It may also be necessary reduce ground speed and/or run the lawn mower over the area a second time. • For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the width of cut by overlapping cut path and mow slowly.
  • Page 10: General Recommendations

    3 o Replace blades more oftenwhen mowing in sandy soil. 4 - Charge 48 hours at and ofseason, GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. receive full value from the warranty,...
  • Page 11: Specifications

    • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug. • Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and carburetor are up. • Use a wood block between blade and mower housing to prevent blade from turning when removing blade bolt.
  • Page 12: To Sharpen Blade

    Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in with a file one year. Check the crankcase starting the engine and after each five (5)
  • Page 13: Air Filter

    • Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and carburetor are up. Clean the underside of your lawn mower by scraping to remove build-up of grass and trash.
  • Page 14: Rear Deflector

    The rear deflector, attached between the rear wheels of your lawn mower, is provided to minimize the possibilitythat objects will be thrown out the rear of the lawn mower into the operator's mowing position. If the rear deflector becomes damaged, it should be replaced.
  • Page 15: Engine Speed

    Do not attempt to increase engine speed or it may result in personal injury. If you believe that the engine is running too fast or too slow, take your lawn mower to an authorized service center for repair and adjustment.
  • Page 16: Engine Fuel System

    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. Store in a clean, dry area.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    8. Control bar in released position. 9. Control bar defective• Loss of power 1. Rear of lawn mower housing I or cutting blade dragging in heavy grass. 2. Cutting too much grass. 3. Dirty air filter. 4. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
  • Page 18 2. Contact service center. broken. 3. Replace blade adapter. in grass. 4. Move lawn mower to cut grass or to hard surface. 1. Raise cutting height. 2. Replace not venting air. 3. Clean grass catcher. 1. Raise cutting height.
  • Page 19 ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NU MBER 917.387258 3233 36 38...
  • Page 20 774OO Hubcap 85463 DangerDecal 150406 Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x 1 170496 Lawn Mower Housing (incl. Key #18, 22, 24, 44, 50) 751592 Locknut 3/8-16 Front Baffle 170489 851084 Hex Head Machine Screw 3/8-24 x 1-3/8 (Grd. 8)
  • Page 21 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NO. 143.994022 -- 370K 370C 110_...
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE KEY PART DESCRIPTION 37280 Cylinder (Incl. 2,20 & 150) 26727 Dowel Pin Breather Element 33734 36557 Breather Ass'y. (Incl. 6 & 12A) 36775 Breather Tube 12A 36558 Breather Cover & Tube (Incl. 12B) 12B 36694 Breather Tube Elbow...
  • Page 23 C'R._FTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE KEY PART ----640174 631615 631767 631184 631183 640070 650506 631807 651025 630766 640018 640053 631867 631024 632019 631028 631021 631022 36045A 640080 632766 632547 640175 27110A 630748 631027 631027 632760 DESCRIPTION Carburetor _ncl. 184 of Engine Parts List) hrottle Shaft &...
  • Page 24 • • CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL KEY PART DESCRIPTION ----590694 Recoil Starter 590599A Spring Pin (Incl. 4) 590600 Washer 590696 Retainer 590601 Washer 590697 Brake Spring 590698 Starter Dog 590699 Dog Spring 590700 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y. 590695 Starter Housing Ass'y.
  • Page 25: Service Notes

    SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 26 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 27 For repair of major brand appliances no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800 -4-MY -HOME sM (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment the location of your nearest 1-800-488-1222 For the replacement that you need to do-it -yourself, 800 366 PART "...