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CRAFTSMAN 917.377180 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Model No.
Repair Parts
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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    917.377180 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Espahol • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:

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    Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower to the nearest Sears Service Center/Department in the United States. This warranty applies only whi this product is in use in the United States.

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    • Check fuel tank before starting engine. • Never cut grass by pulling the mower Do not fill gas tank indoors, when the towards you. Mow across the face of engine is running or when the engine is slopes, never up and down or you hot.

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    These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. They are not shipped with your mower. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets and service centers. Most Sears stores can also order repair parts for you, when you provide the model number of your lawn mower.

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    TO INSTALL A'I-rACHMENTS HOWTO SET UPYOUR LAWN MOWER Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be TO UNFOLD HANDLE used as a mulcher. To convert to bagging or IMPORTANT: Unfold handles carefully so as discharging: not to pinch or damage control cables. •...

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    KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND 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. _;ave this manu_31 for future r_#ference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the woduct- Leam and understand there meaning.

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    The operation of any lawn TO A'R'ACH GRASS CATCHER mower can result in foreign • Lift the rear door of the lawn mower objects thrown into the eyes, and place the grass catcher frame which can result in severe eye damage. hooks onto the door pivot pins.

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    DRIVE CONTROL ADD GASOLINE • Self-properhng is c,)nholl(-_l hv t_,qdinq • Fill: _,;i .. f, _,i, ,,i, .r,, reguk_ the operator presence control bar down unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 to the handle and pushing the drive octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.

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    MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS • Under certain conditions, such as very IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep tall grass, it may be necessary to raise mower housing free of built-up grass and the height of cut to reduce pushing effort trash.

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    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _._'_ AS YOU COMPLETE _.,,'_/ _,_ _,"_ _'_ SERVICE DATES Check for Loose Fasteners ¥1 Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher (If Equipped) t,_ _ Clean Lawn Mower Clean Under Drive Cover (Power-Propelled Mowers) Check drive belVpulleys (Power-Propelled Mowers) Check/Sharpen/Replace Blade I_ 3 Lubrication Chart Clean Battery/Recharge...

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    S ..: ..•_ _;_ DATE OF PURCHASE GASOLINE CAPACITY/TYPE: 1.5 QUARTS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) OIL CAPACITY: 20 OZS. SF, ,.,_ v r._ , !C ,,C.f, r_ -_..,_P!(q,N FLP',9! ,_,4_bF{ ,!!q[ EXHAUST: .004-...

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    IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat • Remove any trash or grass cuttings treated. from inside the dust cover, pinion and/ or drive wheel gear teeth. TO SHARPEN BLADE • Put wheels back in place. NOTE: We do not recommend sharpen- •...

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    Tn nw^l_!n_ I:::!_IP_IMF Al! Tiirn , 13 CJ; :, • engine until fuel tank is empty. Clip • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug. • Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a clean surface.

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    ACAUTION: Before performing TO ADJUST HANDLE service and adjustments: The handle can be mounted in a high or • Release control bar and stop engine. low position. The mounting holes in the • Make sure the blade and all moving bottom of lower handle are off center for parts have completely stopped.

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    F _'J_ f ,.",' .F'-?_=r'_ _,v.,, *,_,u W_,,L _i ,_,_j on the bottom. Do not attempt to increase engine speed Make sure the frame handle is outside or it may result in personal injury. If you of the bag top. believe that the engine is running too fast •...

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    Immediately prepare your lawn mower for Upper Operator presence control bar storage at the end of the season or if the unit handle will not be used for 30 days or more. Fold foward LAWN MOWER for storage When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, Fold grease, leaves, etc.

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    ENGINE OIL • Replace your gasoline can if your can Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the gasoline will cause problems. Maintenance section of this manual). •...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Excessive Wom, bent or loose blade. Replace blade. ]3ghten vibration blade bolt. Contact an authorized Bent engine crankshaft. service center. ! 1. Depress control bar to Starter rope hard Engine flvwheel brake is on when, _, I bar is released.

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER -- MODEL NO. 917.377180 GEAR CASE ASSEMBLY PART NUMBER 702511 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 17490416 Tapping Screw 1/4-20 x 137074 Drive Shaft 1-1/4 57079 HardanedWasher 137055X004 Engagement Bracket 131484 Crutch Yoke 137053 Shifter 700343 Bushing 57072 Seal 86447 Plug 48373...

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NUMB ER 917.377180 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 751592 165452X479 Upper Handle' 173569X479 156577 Handle Bracket Assembly (Left) EngineZone Control C;_b=e 173570X479 150425 Handle Bracket Assembly (Right) Mulcher Plug 150406 66426 WireTie Hex Head Thread Rolling Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/8 172835 Lawn Mower Housing (Incl.

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER MODEL NUMBER 917.377180 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 143603 Pan Head Tapping Screw #10-24 x 2-3/4 145755 Control Cable Assembly 154990 DdveCover 751152 Locknut #10-24 132010 Hex Flange Nut 158755 Hex Washer Head Screw 1/4-20 x 2.12 137052 Drive Pulley 146527 V-Belt...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NO. 143.006700 ,285 151A lC <...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NO. 143.006700 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 37465 Cylinder (Incl. 2 & 20) 26727 Dowel Pin 30200 Screw, 10-24 x 9/t6" 33734 Breather Element 29752 Nut & Lock Washer, 1/4-28 Screw, 1/4-28 x 7/8" 36557 BreatherAss'y. (Incl. 6 & 12A)

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE ; MODEL NO. 143.006700 _\20A J_'_ _g37...

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    CR*_FTC_._ ' _ 'Y^! _ Ft!r'_ MtDr)EL NO. 14"_O067r)r) PART DESCRIPTION ----640271 Carburetor (Incl. 184 of Engine Parts List) 631615 Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly 631767 Throttle Return Spring 631184 Dust Seal Washer 631183 Dust Seal (Throttle) 640070 Throttle Shutter 650506 Shutter Screw 631807...

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    --11 0--2 PART DESCRIPTION 590702 Recoil Starter 690599A Spring Pin (Incl. 4) 590600 Washer 590696 Retainer 590601 Washer 590697 Brake Spring 5_n698 Starter Dog 590699 Dog Spring 590700 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y. 590703 Starter Housing Ass'y. (40 degree gf:ommet) 590535 Starter Rope ( 98"...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NO. 143.006700 PART DESCRIPTION ----59O739 Rewind Starter 590740 Retainer 590616 Starter Dog 590617 Dog Spring 590618A Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y 59O638 Starter Housing Ass'y (40 degree grommet) 590535 Starter Rope(Length 98" x 9/ 64" dia.)

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