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Craftsman 917.376050 Owner's Manual

Rotary lawn mower 6.75 horsepower power-propelled 22" rear discharge
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Owner's Manual
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ROTARY LAWN MOWER
6.75 Horsepower
Power-Propelled
22" Rear Discharge
Model No.
917.376050
• Espahol, p. 18
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 6.75 Horsepower Power-Propelled 22" Rear Discharge Model No. 917.376050 • Espahol, p. 18 CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment U.S.A. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman...
  • Page 2 When used and maintained according to the operator's manual instructions, if this power mow- er fails due to a defect 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. Warranty...
  • Page 3 I. GENERAL OPERATION • Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating • Read, understand, and follow all mower. instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before starting. Be thoroughly II. SLOPE OPERATION familiar with the controls and the proper Slopes are a major...
  • Page 4 • Never fill containers inside a vehicle, • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. attachment bolts, tight and keep equip- Always place containers on the ground ment in good condition. away from your vehicle before filling.
  • Page 5: Lawn Mower Maintenance

    Repair Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart pur- • Fast help by phone- phone support chase. Your new Craftsman@ product from a Sears technician on products designed and manufactured for years requiring in-home repair, plus conve- dependable operation. But like all prod- nient repair scheduling.
  • Page 6: How To Set Up Your Mower

    Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble operate your new lawn mower. IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine. Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping...
  • Page 7 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...
  • Page 8 LEVER BACKWARD Plate tab The operation of any lawn TO LOWER MOWER SAFETY GLASSES mower can result in foreign objectsthrownintothe eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while oper- ating your lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs.We recommend a LEVER FORWARD TO RAISE MOWER Lever...
  • Page 9: Before Starting Engine

    ATTACH FUEL CAP CARTRIDGE Your mower is equipped with a special FRESH START fuel cap and continuous fuel preserver cartridge. See the infor- mation and instructions packed with the FRESH START cartridge. 1. Snap cartridge into bottom of fuel cap. NOTE: Do not remove the silver foil seal...
  • Page 10 STOP ENGINE MULCHING MOWING TIPS • To stop engine, release operator pres- IMPORTANT: For best performance, ence control bar. keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. See "CLEANING" in the START ENGINE Maintenance section of this manual. NOTE: Due to protective coatings on the...
  • Page 11: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25HOURS SCHEDULE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS STORAGE Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / inspect Grass Catcher Check Tires Check Drive Wheels Clean Lawn Mower ..Clean under Drive Cover *** Check Drive Belt / Putleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade...
  • Page 12 LAWN MOWER Use block of wood between blade and lawn mower housing and tighten Always observe safety rules when per- blade bolt, turning clockwise. forming any maintenance. • The recommended tightening torque TIRES 35-40 ft. Ibs. • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated.
  • Page 13 ENGINE engine will smoke heavily from the muffler on startup. LUBRICATION Always be sure to retighten oil dipstick Use only high quality detergent oil rated with before starting engine. API service classification SG-SL. Select the Reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug. oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your...
  • Page 14 • We do not recommend using a garden _IbCAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire hose to clean lawn mower unless from spark plug and place wire where electrical system, muffler, air filter and cannot come in contact with plug. carburetor are covered to keep water •...
  • Page 15 ENGINE Mowing position ENGINE SPEED Your engine speed has been factory set. Do not attempt to increase engine speed or it may result in personal injury. If you believe that engine is running too fast or too slow, Hairpin take your mower to a Sears or other qualified service center for repair and adjustment.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    ENGINE ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent the Maintenance section of this manual). gum deposits from forming in essential fuel CYLINDER system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter, Remove spark plug.
  • Page 17 TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a Sears Parts & Repair Center. CAUSE CORRECTION PROBLEM 1. Raise cutting height. Loss of power Rear of mower housing blade dragging in grass. Cutting too much grass. Raise cutting height.
  • Page 18 Ilevela de vuelta a cualquier tienda, Centro de Repuestos y Reparaci6n u otro lugar de venta de Craftsman para que se la reparen sin costo. La cobertura de la garantia no incluye: •...
  • Page 19 I. OPERAClON • Siempre use gafas de seguridad o anteojos con protecci6n lateral cuando opere la sega- • Antes de empezar, debe familiarizarse dora. completamente con los controles y el uso correcto de la maquina. Para esto, debe leer y comprender todas las instrucciones II.
  • Page 20 • Nunca repostar la m_.quina al interior de un • Mantenga las tuercas y los pernos, espe- local. cialmente los pernos del accesorio de la • Nunca guardar la m_.quina o el contenedor cuchilla, apretaclos y mantenga el equipo en buenas condiciones.
  • Page 21: Mantenimiento

    • Ayuda r_pida por tel_fono - soporte tele- nuevo producto Craftsman® est,. dise_ado f6nico por parte de un tecnico Sears sobre y fabricado para funcionar de modo liable por productos que requieren un arreglo en casa, muchos a_os.
  • Page 22 Lea estas instrucciones y este manual completamente antes de tratar de montar u operar su sega- dora nueva. IMPORTANTE: Este cortac_sped viene SIN ACEITE O GASOLINA en el motor. Su segadora nueva ha sido montada en la f_.brica con la excepci6n de aquellas partes que se de- jaron sin montar por razones de envio.
  • Page 23 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 simbolos pueden apareser sobre su segadora o en la literatura proporcionada con el producto.
  • Page 24 PALANCA HACIA ATRAS . Mango La operaci6n de cualquier PARA BAJAR EL CORTACESPED segadora puede hacer que salten objetos extra_os dentro de sus ojos, Io que puede producir da_os graves en 6stos. Siempre ..use anteojos de seguridad o protecci6n para los ojos mientras opere su segadora o cuando PALAN_ placa...
  • Page 25 ANTES DE HACER ARRANCAR /apa del MOTOR deposito de AGREGUE ACEITE aceite Su segaclora fue enviada sin aceite en el motor. Para el tipo y el grado del aceite a utilizar, vea el "MOTOR" en la secci6n del Mantenimiento este manual. _i_PRECAUCl6N: NO sobrellene el motor con aceite, o fumar_, pesa demante del silenciador...
  • Page 26 PARA PARAR EL MOTOR CONSEJOS PARA SEGAR Y ACOL- • Para parar el motor, suelte la barra de con- CHAR troles que exigen la presencia del operador. IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor PARA HACER ARRANCAR EL MOTOR rendimiento mantenga la caja de la segadora AVlSO: Debido alas capas protectoras del mo- sin acumulacion de cesped y basura.
  • Page 27 PROGRAMA ANTES DESPUES CADA CADA CADA ANTES DEL DE CADAiDE CADA 25HORAS ALMACE- MANTENIMIENTO NORAS TEMPORADA HORAS NAMmENTO Revisar si hay Sujetadores Sueltos Limpiar/Inspeccionar el Recogedor de C6sped * Controlar los Neumaticos Controlar las Ruedas Motrices *** Limpiar la Segadora ..
  • Page 28 PARA CAMBIAR LA CUCHILLA SEGADORA Siempre observe las reglas de seguridad cu- Ponga el adaptador de la cuchilla en el ando haga el mantenimiento. cigue_al del motor. Asegt3rese que la ranura del adaptador y que el chavetero del cigue- LLANTAS _al esten alineados.
  • Page 29 Parar de a_adir aceite cuando se alcanza la solamente por uno que sea aprobado por el fabricante. De el ntJmero del modelo de la sepal de Ileno (FULL) en la varilla. Esperar un segadora cuando Io ordene. minuto para dejar que el aceite se arregle. CAJA DE ENGRANAJES Contint3e agregando cantidades pequeas...
  • Page 30 LIMPIEZA • Mantenga las superficies pulidas y las rue- das sin gasolina, aceite, etc. IMPORTANTE: Paraobtener el mejor rendimineto, • No recomendamos el uso de una manguera mantenga la caja de la segaclora sin acumulacion de jardin para limpiar la segadora a menos de cespecl y basura.
  • Page 31 MOTOR Posici6n f-<_ Posicidn VELOClDAD DEL MOTOR para segar _ i segar La velocidad del motor ha sido ajustada en la f_.- brica. No trate de aumentar la velocidad del motor pues se pueden producir lesiones personales. Si cree que el motor est,. funcionando demasiado r_tpido o demasiado lento, Ileve su segadora a...
  • Page 32 MOTOR AVISO: El sistema tap6n del carburante y car- tucho FRESH START Mgotea autom_.ticamente SISTEMA DE COMBUSTIBLE un preservador concentrado de carburante en el IMPORTANTE: Es importante evitar que dep6sito del carburante yes una aceptable alter- se formen depositos de coma en partes nativa a aSadir un estabilizador de carburante.
  • Page 33 SOLUCION DE PROBLEMAS - Vea la seccibn apropiada en el manual amenos est_ dirigido a un centro de servico Sears. PROBLEMA CAUSA CORRECCION Falta de Eleve la altura de corte. Cuchilla desgastada, doblada fuerza o suelta. Eleve la altura de corte. Altura de las ruedas dispareja.
  • Page 34 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376050 37 6 ->...
  • Page 35 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376050 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 194200X479 195916X479 Upper Handle Handle Bracket Assembly, LH 183567 195917X479 Engine Zone Control Cable Handle Bracket Assembly, RH 850733X004 150406 Bracket, Upstop Screw, Hex Head, Threaded, Rolled 3/8-16 x 1-1/8...
  • Page 36 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376050...
  • Page 37 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.376050 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 194653 Cable, Drive Control 401198 Grassbag Assembly 191039 Bearing, Wheel Adjuster 86012 Driveshaft Cover 175262 Pan Head Tapping Screw #10-24 x 2-3/4 189680 Frame, Grassbag 146527 V-Belt...
  • Page 38 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0542-E1 8471 718_ 307_ 2o_@...
  • Page 39 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0542-E1 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 633A _©_ 633 _ 276 ___ 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 633A_ 365 _ 163 _"_ , 27+ _o_ 334_ 505_ 615 0 6081 65 _ 404 _0_ 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 3_+_ 20_ 842_) 524 c_...
  • Page 40 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0542-E1 I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL][ 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE 1386 _ 883_ 1387 _ --_:{/_ @ 332 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL I 1330 REPAIR MANUAL ] 305_ PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 697322 Cylinder Assembly 695759 Screw (Connecting Rod) 399269 Valve-Exhaust...
  • Page 41 BRIGGS & STRATTON 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 125K02-0542-E1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 498260 Kit-Carburetor Overhaul 690340 Retainer-Governor Shaft 790845 Carburetor 698801 Crank-Governor 270344s •O$ 694468 O Plug-Welch O-Ring (Intake Manifold) 696564 Valve-Throttle 692310 Switch-Stop 398187 Float-Carburetor Seal-Throttle Shaft 691321 O:1: 398188 O Valve-Needle/Seat Seal-Choke Shaft...
  • Page 42: Service Notes

    SERVICE NOTES...
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