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7.0 horsepower power-propelled 21" multi-cut rotary lawn mower
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Owner's Manual
ICRnFTSMnW,
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ROTARY LAWN MOWER
7.0 Horsepower
Power-Propelled
21" Multi-Cut
Model No.
917.378531
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:www.sears.conYcraftsman

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual ICRnFTSMnW, ROTARY LAWN MOWER 7.0 Horsepower Power-Propelled 21" Multi-Cut Model No. 917.378531 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:www.sears.conYcraftsman...
  • Page 2 Sears Service ...... Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN POWER MOWER For two years from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Lawn Mower is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair tree of charge any defect in material or workman- ship.
  • Page 3: General Operation

    I.GENERAL OPERATION • Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when • Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the operating mower. II, SLOPE OPERATION manual(s) before starting. Be thor- oughly familiar with the controls and Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents which can result in the proper use of the machine before...
  • Page 4: Lawn Mower Maintenance

    • Never run a machine inside a closed • Stop and inspect the equipment if you area, strike an object. Repair, if necessary, • Never make adjustments or repairs before restarting. with the engine (motor) running. • Never a[temp[ to make wheel height Disconnect the spark plug wire, and adjustments while the engine (motor) is keep the wire away from the plug to...
  • Page 5: To Assemble Grass Catcher

    Read these instructions and this manual Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted in its entirety before you attempt for your mowing comfort. Refer to "AD- JUST HANDLE" in the Service assemble or operate your new lawn mower. Adjustments section of this manual.
  • Page 6 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 future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.
  • Page 7: Drive Control Adjustment

    NOTE; If after releasing the drive control The operation of any lawn the mower will not roll backwards, push mower can result in foreign the mower forward slightly to disengage objects thrown into the drive wheels. eyes, which can result in •...
  • Page 8 Grass Rear NOTE: Adjuster is properly positioned catcher when plate tab inserts into hole in lever. handle Also, 9-position adjusters (if so equipped) allow lever to be positioned between the plate tabs. Catcher frame RAISE WHEELS FOR LOW CUT Lever TO CONVERT MOWER Your lawn mower was shipped ready to...
  • Page 9: To Empty Grass Catcher

    TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER ADD GASOLINE ° Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler 1. Lift up on grass catcher using the frame handle. neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, 2. Remove grass catcher with clippings regular unleaded gasoline with a from under lawn mower handle.
  • Page 10: To Start Engine

    TO START ENGINE MULCHING MOWING TIPS NOTE: Due to protective coatings on the IMPORTANT: For best performance, engine, a small amount of smoke may be keep mower housing free of built-up present during the initial use of the grass and trash. See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section...
  • Page 11: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _'__.._._?_o__,,f F,--.. o. s Check for Loose Fasteners i1 _ Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher Clean Lawn Mower M (If Equlpped) Clean Under Drive Cover (Power-Propelled Mowers) Check drive belt/pulleys Power-Pr_ell_:l Mowers) Check/Sharpen/Replace Blade LubdcationChart Clean Battery/Recharge Electdc Start MowersI Check Engine Oil Level ,/1= Change Engine Oil...
  • Page 12: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Serial Number: Date of Purchase: Gasoline Capacity / Type: 1.6 Quarts (Unleaded Regular) Oil Type (API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F); SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: 20 Ounces Spark Plug (Gap: .030") Champion RC12YC Blade Bolt Torque: 35-40 ft. Ibs. The model and serial numbers will be found...
  • Page 13: Grass Catcher

    GRASS CATCHER NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils • The grass catcher (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting may be hosed with cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils water, but must be dry when used. will result in increased oil consumption • Check your grass catcher often for when used above 32°E Check your...
  • Page 14: Lawn Mower

    AIR FILTER SPARK PLUG Your engine will not run properly using Replace spark plug at the beginning dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner each mowing season or after every after every 25 hours of operation or every hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
  • Page 15 ENGINE 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 the engine is running too fast Drive or too slow, take your lawn mower to a cover Belt Sears...
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Operator stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or control bar storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. UppE engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach Lower the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
  • Page 17 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 9. Control bar defective. Replace control bar. (continued) 1 O, Fuel valve lever (if so 10.Turn fuel valve lever equipped) in OFF position, to the ON position. 11 ,Weak battery (if equipped). 11. Charge battery.
  • Page 18 GARANT[A LIMITADA DE DOS ANOS PARA LA SEGADORA A MOTOR CRAFTSMAN Por dos (2) afios, a partir de la fecha de compra, cuando esta Segadora Craftsman se mantenga, lubrique y aline seg0n las instrucciones para la operaci6n y el mantenh'niento en el manual del duefio, Sears reparar_ gratis todo defecto en el material y la mano de obra.
  • Page 19 II. OPERACION SOBRE LAS CUESTAS I. OPERACION Los accidentes ocurren con m_.s frecuencia • Antes de empezar, debe familiarizarse en las cuestas. Estos accidentes ocurren completamente con los controles y el uso debido a resbaladas o cafdas, las cuales correcto de la maquina. Para esto, debe leer y comprender todas las instrucciones pueden resultar en graves lesiones.
  • Page 20: Mantenimiento

    • Nunca haga funcionar una m&quina dentro • Pare e inspeccione el equipo si le pega a un de un _rea cerrada. objeto. Rep,_relo, si es necesario, antes de hacerlo arrancar. • Nunca haga ajustes o reparaciones mientras el motor est6 en marcha. •...
  • Page 21 Lea estas instrucciones y el manual Barra de contl'ol ( presencia del operador completamente antes de tratar de montar u operar su segadora nueva. Mango superior IMPORTANTE: Este cortacesped viene SIN ACEITE O GASOLINA en el motor. Su segadora nueva ha sido montada en la LEVANTAR f._brica con la excepci6n de aquellas partes que se dejaron sin montar por razones de...
  • Page 22 FAMILIARICESE CON SU SEGADORA LEA ESTE MANUAL DEL DUEIgO Y LAS REGLAS DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE OPERAR 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 23: Para Ajustar La Altura De Corte

    AVlSO: Si despuOs haber desenganchado segadora puede hacer que la palanca de control, la segadora no roda saRen objetos extrafios dentro hacia arras, empuje la segadora un poco hacia La operation de cualquier de sus ojos, Io que puede adelante para desenganchar las ruedas de la producir dafios graves en _stos.
  • Page 24 AVISO: El ajuetador esta correctamente Mango del trasera bastidor del colocado cuando las orejas de la placa est_n insertadas en el agujero del mango. Tambien, recogedor de cesped los ajustes do 9 poeiciones (si equipado) permiten que el mango pueda ser movido entre las orejas de la placa.
  • Page 25 PARA VACIAR EL RECOGEDOR AGREGUE GASOLINA CESPED • Llono el ostanque de combustible hasta la parle inferior del cuello de relleno del Levante el recogedor de c_sped usando el estanque de gasolina, No Io Ilene mango del bastidor. demesiado. Use gasolina regular, sin Remueva el recogedor do c_sped, con los plomo, nueva y limpia con el mfnimo de 87 recortes, de debajo del mango de la...
  • Page 26 PARA HACER ARRANCAR EL MOTOR CONSEJOS PARA SEGAR AVISO: Debido alas capas protectoras del ACOLCHAR motor, una cantidad pequeha de humo puede IMPORTANTE: Para obtener el mejor estar presente durante el uso inicial del rendimiento mantenga la caja de la segadora producto y se debe considerar normal.
  • Page 27: Antes De Cada Uso

    .//fJ .,_.o_*" Revisar al hay suJetador_=sueftos Limpiar/inspeccionar el recogedor de Crisped (st viene equipado) u oi=r k = ador= I V' mlsl6n (segadoras co_ pealerpropulsor) sadas (se_ladoras con poder propulsor) Revisar las con'ea_ y las poleas Impul- Revlsar o/afllar/camblar la cuchllla Tsbls de lubrice_6n Umplar la batedeJrecargar (segadoras con=manque e h_--trico)
  • Page 28: Especificaciones

    ESPECIFICACIONES DEL PRODUCTO Numero de Serie: Fecha de Compra: Capacidad y Tipo de Gasolina: 1.6 Cuartos (Regular sin Plomo) SAE 30 (sobre 32°F);SAE 5W-30 (debajo 32°F) Tipo de Aceite (API-SF-SJ): 20 Onzas Capacidad de Aceite: Champion RC12YC [Bujia (Abertura: .030") 35-40 ft.
  • Page 29: Caja De Engranajes

    RECOGEDOR DE CESPED AVISO: A pesar de que los aceites de • El recogedor de cesped puede ser rociado multiviscosidad (5W30, 10W30, etc.) mejoran con et agua de la manguera pero tiene que el arranque en clima frio, estos aceites de estar seco cuando se vaya a usar.
  • Page 30: Filtro De Aire

    FILTRO DE AIRE SILENCIADOR Su motor no va a funcionar en fornla Inspeccione y cambie el silenciador si est_ adecuada si usa un filtro sucio. Limpie el corrofdo puede producir un peligro de incendio elemento del prefiltro de espuma despues de yto dafio, cada 25 horas de operaci6n o cada BUJ[A...
  • Page 31 _.DVERTENCIA: Para evitar lesi6nes PARA AJUSTAR EL MANGO serias, antes de dar calquier servico o de El mango superior quede ser ajustado a hacer ajustes: cuatro (4) distintas posiciones de altura. 1. Suelte la barra de control y pare el motor. 1.
  • Page 32 Inmediatamente prepare su segadora pare el Barra de controlque a]macenamiento al final de cada temporada o exige la presencia d operador si la unidad no se va a usar por 30 dlas o m_s. SEGADORA Cuando se va a guardar la segadora per cierto perfodo de tiempo, limpiela cuidadosamente, remueva toda la mugre, la...
  • Page 33 ACEITE DEL MOTOR • Si ea posible, guarde su unidad en un Drene el aceite (con el motor caliente) y recinto eerrado y c_brala para protegerla c_.mbielocon aceite de motor limpio, (Vea contra el polvo y la mugre. "MOTOR" en la secci6n de Mantenimiento de * Cubra su unidad con un ferro protector este manual.) adecuado que no retenga la humedad.
  • Page 34 SOLUCI(_N DE PROBLEMAS - Vea la secci6n apropiada en el manual amenos estd dirigido a un centro de servico Sears. PROBLEMA CAUSA CORRECCI(_N Mal code- Cuchilla desgastada, doblada 1. Cambie la cuchilla. Apriete el pemo o suelta. de la cuchilla. disparejo Altura de las ruedas dispareja.
  • Page 35 CRAFTSMAN ROTARYLAWN MOWER * - MODEL NUMBER 917.378531 GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY - - PART NUMBER 174915 "5 PART DESCRIPTION 17060410 Screw, Tapping 1/4-20 x .62 174,917 Gear Case, Upper, FWSS 57072 Seal 77881 Bearing 57079 Washer 174918 Drive Shaft, 21" FWGD...
  • Page 36 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.378531 31 91...
  • Page 37 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.378531 PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 182714 Upper Handle, with Grip 856733X004 B.'acket, Upstop 151721X479 LowerHandle 176185 Washer 182713 ControlBar 176235 Pushnul S_'ew 133107 Engine Zone Co_ret Cable 750634 171407 Handle Bolt...
  • Page 38 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.378531...
  • Page 39 CRAFTSMAN ROTARY LAWN MOWER- - MODEL NUMBER 917,378531 KEY PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 176328 Ddve Control Assembly &3 174915 Gear Case Assembly Washer 63501 Locknut 1/4-20 53998 175262 Spring Pan Head Tapping Screw #10-24 x 2-3/4 182226 180607 Kit, Wheel Adjuster, RH...
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