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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate
section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
_ROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Remove obstruction.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine "OFF"
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
2.
Worn/damaged
mower drive
belt.
3.
Frozen
idler pulley.
4.
Frozen
blade mandrel.
5.
Mower
belt off engine
pulley.
1. Engine
speed
too slow.
2.
Travel speed
too fast.
3.
Wet grass.
4.
Mower
not level.
5.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
6.
Worn,
bent or loose
blade.
7.
Buildup
of grass,
leaves and
trash under mower.
8.
Mower
drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
improperly
installed.
10.
11.
Improper
blades
used.
Clogged
mower vent
holes from buildup
of grass,
leaves,
and trash around
mandrels.
1. Light switch
is "OFF".
2.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
3.
Faulty
light switch.
4.
Loose
or damaged
wiring.
5.
Blown
fuse.
1. Bad battery
cell(s).
2.
Poor cable connections.
3.
Faulty
regulator
(if so equipped).
4.
Faulty
alternator.
1. Freewheel
control
in
"disengaged"
position.
2.
Motion
drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
3.
Air trapped
in transmission
during
shipment
or servicing.
,
Engine
throttle
control
not set
between
half and full speed
(fast) position
before
stopping
engine.
2.
Replace
mower
drive belt.
3.
Replace
idler pulley.
4.
Contact
a Sears
or other
qualified
service
center.
3.
Install belt on engine
pulley.
1.
Place throttle
control
in
"FAST"
position.
2.
Shift to slower
speed.
3.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4.
Level mower.
5.
Check
tires for proper air
pressure.
6.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten
blade bolt.
7.
Clean
underside
of mower
housing.
8.
Replace
mower
drive belt.
9.
Reinstall
blades
sharp edge
down.
10. Replace
with blades
listed
in this manual.
11. Clean
around
mandrels
to
open vent holes.
1. Turn light switch "ON".
2.
Replace
bulb(s)
or lamp(s).
3.
Check/replace
light switch.
4.
Check wiring and connections.
5.
Replace
fuse.
1.
Replace
battery.
2.
Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
1.
Place freewheel
control
in
"engaged"
position.
2.
Replace
motion
drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
,
Move throttle
control
between
half and full speed
(fast) position
before
stopping
engine.
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