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Owner's Manual
700 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
Electric Start
22" Multi-Cut
Model No.
• EspaSol, p. 21
Read and follow all
Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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    700 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine Power-Propelled, Electric Start 22" Multi-Cut Model No. 917.374550 • EspaSol, p. 21 CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website:

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    If this Craftsman Lawn Mower fails due to manufacturer defects in material or workmanship within two years from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store, Parts & Repair Center or other Craftsman outlet for free repair (or replacement if repair proves impossible).

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    I. GENERAL OPERATION • Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating • Read, understand, and follow all mower. instructionson the machine and in the manual(s) before starting. Be thoroughly I1. SLOPE OPERATION familiar with the controlsand the proper Slopes are a major factor related to slip &...

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    • Never fillcontainers inside a vehicle, on • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade atruck o rtrailer bed with aplastic liner. attachment bolts, tight and keep equip- Always place c ontainers ontheground ment in good condition. away f rom your vehicle b efore filling. •...

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    Repair Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart pur- • Fast help by phone- phone sup- chase. Your new Craftsman® product is port from a Sears representative on designed and manufactured for years of products requiring in-home repair, plus dependable operation. But like all prod- convenient repair scheduling.

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    Read these instructions and this manual in HOW TO SET UP YOUR MOWER its entirety before you attempt to assemble TO UNFOLD HANDLE or operate your new lawn mower. IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped as notto pinch or damage control cables.

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    TO ASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER TO PREPARE BATTERY 1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag NOTE: Your battery must be charged with rigid part of bag on the bottom. before you can start your lawn mower. Make sure the frame handle is outside 1.

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    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.

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    DRIVE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT Theoperation ofanylawn mower canresult inforeign Over time, the drive control system may objects thrown into the eyes, become "loose", resulting in decreased which canresult in severe speed. There is a turnbuckle on the drive eyedamage. Always w ear control housing to increase tension on the safety g lasses or eyeshields while oper- drive cable.

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    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 Unlock onto the grass bag brackets, latch •...

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    TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER A CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or Empty the grass catcher when clippings fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline are visible in the full bag indicatorwindow. near an open flame. A CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels 1.

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    MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS _1_ CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher IMPORTANT: For best performance, blade attachments on your mower. Such keep mower housingfree 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.

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    MAINTENANCE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25HOURS BEFORE SCHEDULE HOURS ORSEASON HOURS STORAGE Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher * Check Tires W Check Drive Wheels *** Clean Lawn Mower ..v" v" Clean under Drive Cover *** O Check Drive Belt/Pulleys Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade R Lubrtcation...

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    LAWN MOWER 5. Install the blade bolt with the lock washer and hardened washer into Always observe safety rules when per- forming any maintenance. blade adapter and crankshaft. 6. Use block of wood between blade and TIRES lawn mower housing and tighten the •...

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    GRASS CATCHER 2. Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a • The grass catcher may be hosed with clean surface. water, but must be dry when used. 3. Tip lawn mower on its side as shown • Check your grass catcher often for dam- and drain oil into a suitable container.

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    Back plate NOTE: Water, grass and other debris will drain from beneath the mower housing during the washout process. 2. Remove grass catcher and discharge chute assembly from lawn mower. 3. Close mulcher door (if equipped). 4. Connect a garden hose to the fitting where shown.

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    A WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before performing any service and adjustments: 1. Release control bar and stop engine. 2. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. 3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

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    ENGINE to suspected carburetor problems, take your lawn mower to a Sears or other ENGINE SPEED qualified service center for repair and/or Your engine speed has been factory set. adjustment. Do not attempt to increase engine speed IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the or ttmay result in personal injury.

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    ENGINE CYLINDER FUEL SYSTEM 1. Remove spark plug. 2. Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through IMPORTANT: It is importantto prevent spark plug hole into cylinder. gum deposits from forming in essentialfuel 3. Pull starter handle slowlya few times system parts such as carburetor,fuel filter, to distributeoil.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a Sears Parts & Repair Center. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power 1. Rear of mower housing or 1. Raise cutting height. blade dragging in grass. 2. Cutting too much grass. 2.

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    Sears, al Centro de Repuestos y ReparaciSn, o a otro comercio donde se vendan los equipos Craftsman, a efectos de que se la reparen sin costo (o bien se la reemplacen, en case que no sea posible repararla).

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    I. OPERACION • Siempre use gafas de seguridad o anteojos • Antes de empezar, debe familianzarse con protecciOn lateral cuando opere la sega- dora. completamente con los controles y el uso correcto de la maquma. Para esto, debe leer y comprender todas las instrucciones que II.

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    • Nunca repostar la m_quina al interior de un • Mantenga las tuercas y los pernos, espe- local. cialmente los pemos del accesorio de la • Nunca guardar la mdquina o el contenedor cuchilla, apretados y mantenga el equipo en buenas condiciones.

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    Congratulaciones pot su buena cornpra. Su • Ayuda r_pida por tel_fono- soporte tele- nuevo producto Craftsman® est_ disefiado fdnico por parte de un representante Sears y fabricado para funcionar de modo fiable por sobre productos que requieren un arreglo en muchos afios.

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    COMO PREPARAR SU SEGADORA Lea estas instruccionesy este manual comple- tamente antes de tratar de montar u operar su PARA DESDOBLAR EL MANGO segadora nueva. IMPORTANTE: Despliegue el mango con IMPORTANTE: Este cortac6sped viene SIN mucho cuidado para no pellizcar o da_ar los ACEITE O GASOLINA en el motor.

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    PARA MONTAR EL RECOGEDOR DE PARA PREPARAR LA BATERfA ClaSPED AVISO: Su baterfa tiene que estar cargada an- tes de que pueda hacer arrancar su segadora. 1. Ponga el bastidor del recogedor de c6sped 1. Abrir la caja de la baterfa. en la bolsa del cesped con la parte rfgida 2.

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    FAMILIARICESE CON SU SEGADORA LEA ESTE MANUAL DEL DUENO Y LAS REGLAS DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE OPARAR SU SEGADORA. Compare las ilustraciones con su segadora para familiarizarse con la ubicaci6n de los diversos controles y ajustes. Guarde este manual para referencia en el futuro. Estos sfmbolos pueden apareser sobre su segadora o en la literatura proporcionada con el producto.

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    AJUSTE DEL MANDO La operaci6n de cualquier Ocasionalmente, el sistema de mando puede segadora puede hacer que "aflojarse", provocando una disminuci6nde la salten objetos extrafios dentro de velocidad. Hay un torniquete en la sede del sus ojos, Io que puede producir mando para apretar la tensi6n del cable.

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    PARA CONVERTIR LA SEGADORA Su segadora fue enviada lista para usarsecomo acolchadora de capa vegetal. Para convertirlaa una operaci6n de ensacado o de descarga: SEGADORAS CON DESCARGA TRASERA • Levantar la puerta trasera de cortac_sped y colocar los ganchos del armaz6n de la Abr_ recolectora de hierba en los soporte del recogedor de c_sped.

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    PARA VACIAR EL RECOGEDOR Use gasolina regular, sin plomo, nueva y lim- ClaSPED pia con el minimo de 87 octanos. No mezcle el aceite con la gasolina. Para asegurar Vacie el recogedor de c_sped cuando los que la gasolina utilizada sea fresca compre recortes son visibles en la ventana Ilena del estanques los cuales puedan ser utilizados indicador de bolsa liana.

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    Para comenzar el motor eandio el arrancador CONSEJOS PARA SEGAR Y ACOL- de soga, sujete la barra de controles que CHAR exigen la presencia del operador abajo en el IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor mango y tire el mango del arrancador r&pida- rendimiento mantenga la caja de la segadora mente.

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    ANTES DESPUES CADA CADA CADA ANTESDEL PROGRAMA DE CADA DE CADA 25 HORASO ALMACE- MANTENIMIENTO HORASTEMPORADA PIORASNAMIENTO Revlsar sl hay Sujetadores SueJtos L=mplar/Inspecclonar el Recogedor de C_sped" Controlar ]os Neurnatlcos Controlarlas Ruedas Motnces "'" LImplar la Segadora ..Limplar debajo la Cublerta de la TransmlslSn "'*...

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    SEGADORA 5. Instale el perno de la cuchilla con la arandela de seguddad y la arandela endurecida en el Siempre observe las reglas de seguridad cu- ando haga el mantenimiento. adaptador de la cuchilla y el ciguefial. 6. Use un bloque de madera entre la cuchilla LLANTAS y la caja de la segadora y apriete el perno •...

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    RECOGEDOR DE ClaSPED Remueva la tapa del dep6sito del aceite; • El recogedor de c_sped puede ser roc_ado dejela a un lade en una superficie limpia. con el agua de la manguera pete tiene que Incline la cortadora de c_sped per este estar seco cuando se vaya a usar.

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    Lablo Plancha trasera 1. Mueva el cortacespedes de cesped a un drea de la hierba cortada o de otra superfi- cie dura. NOTA: El agua, la hierba y la otra ruina escur- rirdn debajo de la cubierta del cortacdspedes durante el proceso del derrubio. 2.

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    I&ADVERTENCIA: Para evitar lesi6nes serias, antes de dar calquier servico o de hacer ajustes: 1. Suelte la barra de control y pare el motor. 2. AsegL_rese que la cuchilla y que todas las partes movibles se hayan detenido completamente. 3. Desconecte el alambre de la bujfa y pSngalo en donde no pueda entrar en contacto con 6sta. PARA CAMBIAR CORREA DE IMPULSION SEGADORA 1.

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    MOTOR debido a problemas que se sospecha vienen del carburador, Ileve su segadora a contacto VELOClDAD DEL MOTOR con su centro de servicio Sears o con un otro La velocidad del motor ha sido ajustada en centro de servicio cualificadopara repararla y/o la f_brica.

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    ACEITE DEL MOTOR MOTOR Drene el aceite (con el motor caliente) y cdm- SISTEMA DE COMBUSTIBLE bielo con aceite de motor limpio. (Vea "MO- IMPORTANTE: Es importante evitar que TOR" en la secci6n de Mantenimento de este se formen depositos de coma en partes manual.) fundamentales del sistemade combustible tales come el carburador, el filtro del combustible,...

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    SOLUCION DE PROBLEMAS - Vea la secci6n apropiada en el manual amenos que estd dirigido a un centro de servico Sears. PROBLEMA CAUSA CORRECCION No arranca Cuchilla suelta o adaptador 7. Apriete el perno de la cuchilla (continuado) de la cuchilla quebrado. cambie el adaptador de la cuchilla.

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.374550 PART PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 184576 Upper Handle Assembly 175735 Hinge Bracket Assembly 178848 Screw #10-16 x 5/8 (Includes Foam Grip) 37 428867 Screw - - - Engine, Briggs & Stratton,...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.374550 6° 41 31 3415...

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    CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.374550 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 434776 Drive Control Assembly 428781 Cover, Dust, Wheel (includes Speed Selector and Cable) 17000510 Screw, Hex Head 1/4-20 x 1/2 426260X428 Cover, Top 404845 Pawl, Drive 406262...

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    BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 128T05-1268-B1 385_ _ol,O 276_ 883_ 209J202J...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 128T05-1268-B1 1036 EMISSIONS LASEL 334. _' 6890 466@ 5978 3091 783_ 784_ 651 t 513_ 783A )7 %...

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    BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 128T05-1268-B1 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 104_ 1370 617 O 127 _ 163 d 2760 358 ENGINE GASKET 177_ 163 d 883 _ 1095 VALVE GASKET 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 Jl1940 (Small Engine Power &...

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODELNUMBER128T05-1268-B1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 697322 Cylinder Assembly 797306 Rod-Connecting (Used After 399269 Kit-Bushing / Seal Code Date 09041600). Rod-Connecting (Magneto Side) 499424 299819s Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) (Used Before Code Date 493279 Sump-Engine 0904170O). 691160 Head-Cylinder 691664 Screw (Con.

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    BRIGGS & STRATTON a-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 128T05-1268-B1 KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 790828 Muffler 795096 Gear-Pinion (Small) 790826 Housing-Blower 783A 795099 Gear-Pinion (Large) 691108 795095 Cover-Starter Gear Screw (Blower Housing) 790836 795097 Gasket-Starter Cover Shield-Cylinder 690345 Screw (Cylinder Shield) 796574 Harness-Wiring 795092...

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