Craftsman 486.243291 Owner's Manual
Craftsman 486.243291 Owner's Manual

Craftsman 486.243291 Owner's Manual

42-inch universal tow behind power mower

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Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMRW
42-inch Universal
Tow Behind
POWER MOWER
Model no. 486.243291
CAUTION:
Before using this power mower,
read this manual and follow all
its Safety rules and Operating
instructions.
• Safety Instructior_:_
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts
Sears, Roebuck
and Co, Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual CRRFTSMRW 42-inch Universal Tow Behind POWER MOWER Model no. 486.243291 CAUTION: • Safety Instructior_:_ Before using this power mower, • Assembly read this manual and follow all • Operation its Safety rules and Operating • Maintenance instructions. • Parts Sears, Roebuck and Co, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS _/ARRANTY ..............OPERATION ............10-14" b_,FET'( RULES ............MAINTENANCE ............ 15-17 ._ONTENTS OF CARTON ........... 5 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT ......18,19 _SSEMBLY .............. STORAGE .............._IRING SCHEMATIC ..........REPAIR PARTS ............ 22-33 LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON POWER MOWER ATTACHMENT For one (1) year from the date of purchase, If th(s Power Mower is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the OwneCs Manual, Sears wil( repair or replace, free of charge, any parts that-,re...
  • Page 3 DO NOT: • Exercise special care when mowing aroundfixed objects in order to prevent the blades from stdking • Do not tum on slopes unlessnecessary, and then, them. Never deliberately run tractor or mower onto turn slowly and gradually downhill,if possible. or over any foreign object.
  • Page 4 • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicingthem. • Check brake operationfrequently, Adjust and service as required. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!II BECOME ALERTIII YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
  • Page 5: Ontents Of Carton

    Please read and keepthis manual. The instructionswill enable you to assemble and maintain your Power internal combustion engine and should WARNING: This unit is equipped with an Mower property. Always observe the "Safety Rules." not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered or grass-covered land Record serial number and date of purchase in space unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped...
  • Page 6: Ssembly

    ASSEMBLY REMOVING UNIT FROM CRATE • Remove top boards. • Assemble a 3/8 Flat Washer onto a 3/8-16 x 2-1/2 • Remove two Boltsfrom front of crate which hold Hex Bolt. shipping anchors. • Insert Bolt and Wisher through slot of Rear •...
  • Page 7 ONIOFF SWITCH HG NUT #10 SELF TAPPING BOLT3/8 X 2-t/2 SCREW_. " SWITCH "1 T WASHER MOUNTING ERACKET 3/8 CABLE CLIP (3)_i , CLUTCH CABLE 1/2 CABLE CUP ANCHOR TOW BAR TUBE REAR Q UADFL_NT HITCH ASSEMBL WIRE HARNESS. 3/8 LOCK BOLT 114 X 3/4 MOUNTING ANCHOR...
  • Page 8 INSTALL OPERATOR PRESENCE SEAT TO OPERATOR PRESENCE SEAT TRACTOR CABLE GUIDE Your Mower is equipped with and Operator Presence Seat to provide for your safety. The Operator Presence Seat must be installedon the seat of the tow vehicle and must be plugged in to the Wire Harness of the Mower for proper operation of this unit.
  • Page 9: Iring Schematic

    WIRING SCHEMATIC iiii START INTERLOCK MODULE RED 16" BLACK 16" P_BLUE 13". IGNITION UNIT CLUTCH IDLER INTERLOCKSWITCH (DECLUTCHEDPOSITION) RED 72" ONIOPF SWITCH (OPEN IN ON POSITION) BLACK 72" SEAT SWITCH ENGINE (NOT OCCUPIED) - GROUND GROUNDING CONNECTOR NON-REMOVABLE REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS...
  • Page 10 • OPERATION KNOW YOUR MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MOWER. Compare the illustrationswith your mower to familiadze yourselfwith the locationof various controlsand adjustments. Save the manual for future reference. CHOKE CONTROL THROTTLE CONTROL FULL POSITION POSITION HEIGHT...
  • Page 11 The operation of any mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the ayes, which can result In severe eye damagel Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your mower and while mowing. We recommend wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, CHILDREN Tragic...
  • Page 12 CUTTING HEIGHT INFORMATION • Reassemble clevis pin to the height adjustment strap and secure with hair cotter pin. CAUTION: • Make sure that bothside height adjustmentstraps are adjusted to the same height. Shut off mower engine and remove spark|i plug wire from spark plug before making 1 any adjustments to mower.
  • Page 13 TOW HITCH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT CAUTION: This tow behind mower has been designed to run offset Shut off mower engine and remove spark from the center of the tow vehicle to give additional plug wire from spark plug before making cuttingwidth. any adjustments to mower •...
  • Page 14 MOWING PROCEDURES BEFORE STARTING ENGINE CAUTION: • Fill engine with oil (See MaintenanceSection of Tragic accidents can occur if the this manual for proper procedure and requirements) operator is not alert to the presence of • Add Gasoline, Fill Fuel tank using fresh clean children.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Once a year you shouldreplace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A The warranty on this attachment does not cover items new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air*fuel that have been subjectedto operator abuse or mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.
  • Page 16 Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance (except carburetor adJuatmen' to prevent accidental starting of engine. Prevent f res v Keep the engine free of grass leaves sped oil or rue Remove fuel from tank • before tipping unit for maintenance Clean muffler area of all grass, dirt and debr e.
  • Page 17 CLEAN AREA DIRT ANO DEBRtS CARTRIDGE Air cooJJng'system BkSE Replace spark plug. Do not blast clean. Clean by Dual element sir cleaner scraping or wire brushingand washing with a KEEP ENGINE AND PARTS CLEAN commercial solvent. 030" (076 turn) Do not clean with a forceful spray of water because water could contaminate fuel system.
  • Page 18: Service And Adjustment

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BLADE CARE NOTE: Check nuts and blades occasionallyto make sure nuts are tight. • For best resultsmower blades must be kept sharp. the blades can be sharpenedwith a few strokes of a file or on a grindingwheel. Do not attemptto Shut off mower engine and remove spark sharpen while blades are on mower.
  • Page 19: Repair Parts

    BELT REPLACEMENT CLEANING THE MOWER Water pressure from a garden hose will remove fresh clippings from the underside of the mower. Clean Disconnect'spark plug wire from spark mower after each mowing. CAUTION: plug before replacing V-belt. DAILY MAINTENANCE • Move Blade Clutch Lever to the "DISENGAGED" Make sure all nuts and bolts are tight, cotter pins and position.
  • Page 20 SERVICE NOTES DATE: DATE: SERVICE: SERVICE: DATE: DATE: SERVICE: SERVICE: DATE: DATE: SERVICE: SERVICE: DATE: bATE: SERVICE: SERVICE: bATE: bATE: SERVICE: SERVICE: DATE: DATE: SERVICE: SERVICE:...
  • Page 21: Storage

    STORAGE CYLINDER Immediately prepare your mower for storage at the end of the season or ff the unitwill not he used for 30 days • Remove spark plug. or more. • Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder.
  • Page 22 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291...
  • Page 23 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 Item _,/. Item Qty. Part No. Description Req. Part No. Description Req. HA23834 Mower Deck Pan ........HA23525 Hitch Tube ..........HA23596 Rod- Deflector Mounting ......1 HA15683 Self Tapping Screw ........6 HA23343 Pulley ............
  • Page 24 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 • Item Qty, Part NO. Description Req. Nut, 9/16-18 Hex ........2 HA124634* Washer, 9/16 Lock........HA120898" HA23343 Pulley ............Jacksheft ............ HA23243 HA23244 Spacer ............Housing & Searing Assembly ....1 HA23242 Blade Adapter ..........
  • Page 25 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 l_r REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR 230 _) INSTRUCTION MANUAL 635_ ¸ 11019 LABEL KIT I 11058 OWNER'S "ANUALI .REF. PART REF. PART REF. PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 493935 Lever-Governor 211661 Seat-Valve 495623 Cylinder...
  • Page 26 4_2"TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291_ 741 _--_ PART RE,=. PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 211689 Gear-Cam 495629 Crankshaft 392548 Sump-Er':gine *271701 Gasket-,Srankcase 94388 Key-Timing 295963 Bushing *391086 Seal-Oil 263025 Gear-Timing (.015" Thick) 93585 Screw-Hex, 213996 Link-Counterweight *27876 Gasket- Note -- 390172 Counterweight...
  • Page 27 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 REF. REF. PART REF. PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRiPTiON DESCRIPTION Lock-Piston Pin 499907 26828 Spr_ng-Valve Piston Assembly 263161 Pin-Piston (Standard) (Exhaust) 499911 (Standard) 65906 Spring--Valve 499908 Piston Assy. 499920 Pin-Piston (.010" O.S.) (Intake) 221596 Retainer-Valve 499909 Piston Assy.
  • Page 28 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291, 950_ "k" REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. REF. PART REF. PART REF. PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 213819 Manifold-Intake 690121 Nozzle-Carburetor 262715 Spring-Friction 51 h272465 Gasket-Intake 94913 Screw-Torx'_ Hex. (Standard) 51A _-_272554 Gasket-Intake...
  • Page 29 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 524_ j 683 REF. PART REF. PART REF, PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION NO._ DESCRIPTION ,_281106 Gasket-Air Cleaner 94874 Screw-Hex. *270920 Seal-O-Ring 494827 Base-Air Cleaner 223394 Bracket--Oil Fill 224614 Brace 281051 Nut. 493910 Filter-Air 94929 Screw-Hex.
  • Page 30 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 284A 169 184_ REF. PART REF. PART REF. PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 296004 Line-Fuel 22963 Washer-Flat 496853 Strap-Fuel Tank 90832 Washer-Lock (R.H.) (Cut to Required 390225 Tank-Fuel 183A 390405 Strap-PuaITank Length) 284A 94602 Screw-Hex.
  • Page 31 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 305 _ [ 1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION PART REF. PART REF. PART DEscRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 298260 Flywheel 398525 Insulator 496832 Housing-Blower 222475 Guard-Rywheel 94786 Screw-Hex. 93722 Terminal 224874 Screen-Rotating 92284 Nut-Flywheel 94906 Screw-Slotted Hex. 94680 Screw-Hex, 398811 Armature-Magneto 94929 Screw-Hex.
  • Page 32 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 1016 " " PART PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 260414 Spring-Ratchet 298799 Ratchet-Clutch 393576 Housing-Rewind Starter 230543 Adapter-Spring 394506 Cover-Ratchet 94904 Screw-Hex 94908 Nut-Hex. 295871 Pulley,-Starter 399671 Clutch-Starter 390391 Starter-Rewind 490179 Spring-Rewind Starter 66094 Rope--Starter 394807 Housing-Clutch...
  • Page 33 42" TOW BEHIND MOWER - MODEL NO. 486.243291 358 GASKET SET 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL 116_' 524_) 127_ 138 _ 106(_ 987_ 537_ 51A_ 137_ 634_.._ 104_ 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET 137 0 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET REF. PART REF. PART REF.
  • Page 36 For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-homemajor brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) F_)r t he locationof a SearsPartsandRepairCenterin yourarea...

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