Operator's Manual 4.5 Horse Power YARD VACUUM Model No. 247.77010 CAUTION: Before using • Safety • Assembly this product, read this manual and follow all • Operation • Maintenance Safety Rules and • Parts Operating Instructions. • Espahol Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A. Visit our Sears website: www.sears.com/craftsmsn FORM NO.
Yard Vacuum For one (1) year from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Equipment is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the instructions to the operator's manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.
WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury.
i. Never s tore themachine o rfuelcontainer Never operate without either the inlet nozzle or inside where thereisanopen flame, s park, optional hose attachment properly attached to the orpilotlight(e.g. f urnace, waterheater, machine. Never attempt to attach or change either space heater, c lothes dryer, e tc.) attachment while the engine is running.
IMPORTANT:This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. After assembly, see OPERATION section of this manual for proper fuel and engine oil fill-up. NOTE: Reference to right and left hand side of the Yard Vacuum observed from operating position.
Secure thetwohandles b ytightening t heupper Grasp bag handle with one hand and pull locking wingnuts (carriage b oltsmust b eseated properly rod on mounting bracket with other hand toward intothehandle). engine. See Figure 4. Remove t hehairpin clipsfromthehandle Slip bag over the rim of the discharge opening brackets a ndthecarriage bolts andwingnuts and release locking rod to secure bag in place.
Bag Handle Used to start the engine. Used to grasp bag in order to assist in attaching, removing, and emptying bag. Meets ANSI safety standards Craftsman Yard Vacuums conform to the safety standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
GAS ANDOILFILL-UP WARNING: extreme care when handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely Oil (one 20-oz. bottle shipped with unit) flammable and the vapors are explosive. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API Never fuel machine indoors or while the service classification SF, SG, or SH.
• Compress bag opening and fold inner flap over Throttle Control/ opening. • Fold outer flap over inner flap and insert buttons on the bag through metal outlets. • Twist the buttons to lock bag. TO REMOVE BLOWER CHUTE Grasp blower chute with one hand and pull lock rod on mounting bracket with other hand toward Figure 7 engine to release.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Lubrication Clean equipment Check engine oil Change engine oil Service air cleaner Service spark plug Service muffler Clean engine GENERAL R ECOMMENDATIONS CLEAN EQUIPMENT Clean the Yard Vacuum thoroughly after each Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
SERVICE SPARK PLUG TO DRAIN OIL • Clean the spark plug and reset the gap to .030" at Drain oil while engine is warm. Follow the instructions least once a season or every 50 hours of given below. operation. See Figure 10. Spark plug •...
WARNING: Do not at any time make any too fast or too slow, take your Yard Vacuum to the adjustment unit without first nearest Sears Service Center for repair and adjust- ment. stopping engine disconnecting spark plug wire. WARNING: Do not attempt to alter the engine speed by tampering with the NOZZLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT...
Remove lock nut that secures flail screen to the SHARPENING O RREPLACING C HIPPER lower housing. The flail screen does not have to BLADE be removed. Refer to Figure 12. Remove the hex bolt, lock washer, and flat Because the engine on this unit has a tapered washer that secure the impeller assembly to the crankshaft, a special impeller removal tool (part crankshaft.
Prepare your Craftsman Yard Vacuum for storage at NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. 30 days or longer. A yearly check-up by your local Sears Service Center is a good way to ensure that the •...
Problem Corrective Action Possible Cause(s) Engine fails to start Fuel tank empty or stale fuel. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is added. Spark plug wire disconnected. Connect wire to spark plug. Cannot pull recoilcord.
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Sears Craftsman 4.5 H.P. Engine Model No. 143.014500 For Yard Vacuum Model 247.77010 Ref. Ref. Pa_ No, Part Description Pe_ No. Part Description 37266 174. Cylinder 30200 Screw 10-24 x 9/16" 26727 Dowel Pin 178. 29752 Nut & Lock Washer 1/4-28...
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Sears Craftsman 4.5 H.P. Engine Model No. 143.014500 For Yard Vacuum Model 247.77010 Ref. Ref. Pad No. Part Description Part Description Part No. 631615 Float Bowl Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly 631867 631767 Float Shaft Throttle Return Spring 631024 640278...
Sears Craftsman 4.5 H.P. Engine Model No. 143.014500 For Yard Vacuum Model 247,77010 Ref. Part No, Part Description 590599A Spring Pin 590600 Washer Retainer 590696 590601 Washer 590697 Brake Spring 590698 Starter Dog 590699 Dog Spring 590700 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y...
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