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Craftsman 917.27621 Owner's Manual

22.0 hp, 54" mower electric start 6 speed transaxle.
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Owner's Manual
22.0 HP, 54" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
This product has a low emission engine which operates
from previously
built engines.
start the
engine, read and understand
this Owner's Manual,
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions
operating this equipment.
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    IMPORTANT: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions operating this equipment. SEARS, ROEBUCK Visit our Craftsman built engines. this Owner's Manual, For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 before Sears...

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    Storage Troubleshooting Repair Parts ... Sears Service RIDING EQUIPMENT if this Craftsman up according to the instructions any parts that are found to be defective to the guidelines of coverage warranted parts for the two full years. During there will be no charges...

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    IMPORTANT: This cutting machine ing objects. Failure to observe injury or death. _IWARNING: In order to prevent cidental starting when setting porting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact plug. _IWARNING: Do not coast down neutral, you may lose control...

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    II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a majorfactor relatedto loss of controlandtip-over accidents,which can result in severeinjury or death. Opera- tion on all slopes requiresextra caution. If you cannotback up the slope or if you feel uneasyon it, do not mow it. •...

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    • Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom the truck or trailerand refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible,then refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable container,ratherthan from a gasoline dispensernozzle. • Keepthe nozzle in contactwith the rim of the fuel tank or containeropening at all times until fueling is complete.Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.

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    4.0 Pints REPAIR PROTECTION 3.75 Pints AGREEMENTS QC12YC Congratulations chase. Your new Craftsman® designed and manufactured dependable operation. it may require repair from time to time. That's when having a Repair Protection can save you money and aggravation.

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    Gauge Wheels (4) Adjusting _1 (double loop) (4) Washers (4) Locknut 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga. 4, Whees( 'O (4) Clevis (4) Shoulder Bolt Steering Wheel Steering Steering Wheel Wheel Insert Adapter JJ_J (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob 3/8-16 (2) Retainer...

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    Your new tractor has been assembled unassembled for shipping purposes. all parts and hardware you assemble as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16"...

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    INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening knob. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly seat to tractor. Pivot seat upward and remove the cardboard packing. Remove cardboard packing and discard. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned slotted...

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    ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS MOWER DECK The gauge wheels are designed the mower deck in proper position operating mower. Slide gauge wheel bar down bracket channel, Be sure that gauge wheel bar aligning holes are on top. Assemble gauge wheels using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers 3/8-16 center...

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    Belt Tension Rod Disengaged Position Gauge Wheel Rear Mower Pins CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. rect tire pressure is important cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"...

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    KN OW YOU R TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Ammeter Throttle Control Clutch/Brake Choke Control Height Adjustment Knob Gear Shift Lever Our tractors...

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    The operation of any tractor eyes, which can result in severe or eye shields while operating or repairs. We recommend mask worn over spectacles. TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch.

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    Lower mower and adjust mower to de- sired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" section of manual). Remove retainer spring and clevis which secure each gauge Lower gauge wheels to ground. gauge wheels slightly to align holes bracket and gauge wheel clevis pin.

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    USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. With engine running, turn ignition counterclockwise to ROS "ON" posi- tion. Look down and behind before Move gear shift lever to reverse sition and slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.

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    TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake...

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    MAINTENANCE SC.EOU'E FILL IN BATES AS ¥O0 C OMPLETE REGULAR SEBV,CE Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence ROS Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades Check Battery Level Lubrication Chart Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts...

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    TRACTOR AIways observe safety ruleswhen per- forming any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest level, dry concrete or paved surface, brake must be checked and adjusted. "TO ADJUST BRAKE"...

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    • Slide blade on to an unthreaded of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. blade is balanced, it should horizontal position. If either blade moves downward, sharpen heavy end until the blade is balanced. Center Holej or Pin _ade BATTERY...

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    4. After oil has drainedcompletely,close the drain valveturning clockwise.Use the 7/16" (11mm)wrench to apply a small amountof torqueto keep it closed.Do not over tighten. 5. Removethe drain tube and store in a safe place. 6. Refill enginewith oil throughoil fill dip- sticktube.

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    CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: WARNING: TO AVOID Depress brake pedal fully and set parking Place attachment clutch Turn ignition...

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    TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor on level ground or driveway. tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest •...

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    TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL Park tractor on a level surface. parking brake. Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position. Disengage belt tension rod from lock _bracket. CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring loaded. Have a firm grip on rod and re- lease slowly.

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    TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT The electric clutch should provide of service. The clutch has a built-in that stops the pulley within 5 seconds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made...

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    Clutching Flat Clutchin( Above Mids Engine Belt Pulley V-Idler Twists Belt Keeper TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL MENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels positioned straight forward, remove ing wheel and reassemble with crossbars horizontal.

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    4. Install new batterywith terminals in same positionas old battery. 5. Reinstallterminalguard. 6. First connectRED battery cable to positive(+) battery terminalwith hex bolt and kepsnut as shown.Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACKgroundingcable to negative(-) battery terminal with re- maininghex bolt and keps nut.Tighten securely 8.

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    TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable. engine does not operate properly suspected carburetor problems, tractor to a Sears or other qualified vice center for repair and/or adjustment. High speed stop is factory adjusted. not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the...

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    Immediately prepare your tractor age at the end of the season _91_,wAWill not be used for 30 days or more. RNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start 1. Out of fuel. Engine properly. Engine Bad spark Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water Loose or damaged Carburetor 10. Engine valves out of adjustment.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center CAUSE PROBLEM Loss of power Cutting fast. Throttle Build-up and trash under Dirty air filter. Low oil level/dirty Faulty spark Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. Water in fuel.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART: See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center PROBLEM CAUSE Mower blades will 1. Obstruction not rotate mechanism. Worn/damaged belt. Frozen Frozen 1. Engine speed too slow. Poor grass discharge Travel speed Wet grass. Mower Low/uneven Worn, Buildup...

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    TRACTOR ELECTRICAL 1/05 - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 193394...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 ELECTRICAL NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm PART DESCRIPTION 144927 Battery 74760412 Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 7603J Tray, Battery 145211 Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc 150109 Hold down Battery Dash Mount...

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    TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES "7 ._130144 L_20 chassis-stealth 46-vgt - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210...

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    TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 PART DESCRIPTION 180375 Rail, Frame 175282 Drawbar, 73680700 Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14 193636X428 Dash 157882 Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece 17720408 Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 184668...

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    TRACTOR GROUND DRIVE drive 9-vgt - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210...

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    TRACTOR GROUND DRIVE PART 7563R 17490508 STD541437 STD561210 149176 12000034 140080 142509 136927 139419 138901 STD551037 143012 126909X 137104 136926 23260412 633A109 106932X 136925 136923 137552 193135 73350600 137213 19131616 71673 137648 149412 121749X 150035 74321016 178575 73931000 8883R 145170 138228 72110612 131494...

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    TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY < 18"X__// steering - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 20-vgt 1313...

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    TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY PART 186093X428 178557 183226 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 184946X505 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X STD551137 73540600 186814 187799 156011 163887X428 186737 155105 152927 186095X428 3366R 17000612 104239X 138136 19111610 STD551131 74780512 187039 186799 155246 17490508 19183812 73940800 175553 188967 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 ENGINE engine-intek-ELS lO-vgt KEY PART DESCRIPTION Engine Briggs Model 40H777-0241-E 149723 Muffler 121361X Pulley V-Idler 177748 Keeper Asm. Belt Engine 175287 Bushing 179335 Clutch Electric 143996 Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch 179115 Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt 179124X428 Cap Asm 175437X428...

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    TRACTOR SEAT ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 188714 Seat 140551 Bracket, Pivot Seat 140675 Strap, Asm Fender 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 145006 Clip, Push In, Hinged STD541437 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 124181X Spring, Seat Cprsn 171877 Bolt 5/16-18 uncx 3/4 w/Sems 182493 Pan, Seat 174648 Bracket, Mounting...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 DECALS PART DESCRIPTION 182168 Decal Dash Panel, 186242 Decal Hood, RH 186243 Decal Hood, LH 186725 Decal Hood Side Panel 133644 Decal Maintenance 185366 Decal Engine 186572 Decal Fender 156439 Decal Fender Danger 181249 Decal Clutch/Brake 146047...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 LIFT ASSEMBLY 85 ¸ PART DESCRIPTION 121006X Rod Asm., Lever 180045 Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt 159189 Lever Asm., Lift Rh 12000022 E-Ring Truarc #5133-87 19292016 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 71110624 Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 175830 Grip, Handle...

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    _p.AC_OP"" "_v,.,v-- MOW_ R DECK rno,_er_deok'54-_...

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    TRACTOR MOWER DECK KEY PART 187295 STD624008 187297 188187 174365 187254 187291 187281 110485X 72140505 73680500 178102 110452X 187257X428 131491 173984 187690 153535 178342 73680600 188635 19131316 !88657 187284 165723 187278 137729 191273 73900600 72110616 72110610 188460 155986 156941 187342 187344 187607 178515...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 TRANSAXLE 41 _...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 4197R Axle Shaft 12000034 Retaining Ring 4199R Final Drive Gear Differential Gear 4216R 4215R Differential Pinion Differential Carrier 4217R 174728 Axle Thrust Washer 74020652 Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4 (1"...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 929A_ __467_ 267 g 44_!1! _ jl! AI_40H777-O241-E1...

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    TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 51A_ 1370 672_ 150_ 2760 1123 C-_ 1124 _ 633 @ A2_40H777=0241 =El - - MODEL NUMBER 917,276210 NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 117=" 1186" 276 ©3...

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    TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3© SlA_ 691 0 943(_ 842 _-_ 102; 524 © - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 NUMBER 40H777-0241-E1 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 868_ 526 t' 1022 A3_40H777-O241-EI...

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    TRACTOR BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL PART DESCRIPTION 690231 Cylinder Assembly 499585 Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) 391086 • Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 690069 Sump-Engine 697580 Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) 697581 Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) 690962 Gasket-Cylinder Head •4- 499601 Breather Assembly 690937 • Gasket-Breather 690960 Screw (Breather Assembly) 690942 Tube-Breather...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276210 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL PART DESCRIPTION 697820 Screw (Back Plate) 690999 Plate-Carburetor 695667 Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge 691003 Screw (Air Guide Cover) 447A 690960 Screw(Air Guide Cover) 691008 Knob-Air Cleaner 691063 Alternator 691185 Regulator 691029 Nut (Governor Control Lever) 497606 Drive-Starter...

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    SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION .-=.,.. *=.,.. ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees.

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