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CRAFTSMAN 917.377160 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
(RI:IFTXMAN °
6.0 HORSEPOWER
21" MULTI-CUT
POWER PROPELLED
ROTARY LAWN MOWER
Model No
917.377160
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Espa_ol
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www, sears.comlcraftsman

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    • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Espa_ol • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit our Craftsman website: www, sears.comlcraftsman...

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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 while this product is in use in the United States.

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    • Check fuel tank before starting engine. Do • Never cut grass by pulling the mower not fill gas tank indoors, when the engine is towards you. Mow across the face of running or when the engine is hot. Allow the slopes, never up and down or you might engine to cool for several minutes before lose your footing.

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    These accessories were available when this lawn mower was produced. , 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 ATTACHMENTS • Your handles may be adjusted for your Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be mowing comfort. Refer to Service and used as a mulcher. To convert to bagging Adjustments section of this manual. or discharging; See OPERATION section of this manual.

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    KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWI_ MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.

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    TO OPERATE DRIVE SYSTEM The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can • With engine running, select ground result in severe eye damage. Always wear speed by moving speed control lever to safety glasses or eye shields while operating desired position.

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    TO ATTACH GRASS CATCHER SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBER • Lift the rear door of the lawn mower and WHEN CONVERTING YOUR LAWN place the grass catcher frame hooks into MOWER the slots of the rear door. FOR MULCHING - • The gm_sscatcher is secured to the lawn mower housing when the rear door is •...

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    TO START ENGINE • Check oil level before each use. Add oil if needed. Fill to full line on dipstick. • To stad a cold engine, push primer three • To read proper level, tighten engine oil (3) times before trying to stad. Use a firm cap each time.

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    MOWINGTIPS 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 trash. See "Cleaning" in MAINTENANCE the height of cut to reduce pushing section of this manual.

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    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE _,/,'____°_._Y Check for Loose Fasteners Clean/Inspect Grass Catcher (If Equipped) Clean Lawn Mower _ Clean Under Drive Cover (Power-Propelled Mowers) heck drive beWpu!leys Check/Sharpen/Replace Blade (Power.Propelled Mowers) Lubrication Chart Clean Battery/Recharge /Electdc Start Mowers I E Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil 1_#'1,2 Inspect Muffler...

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF PURCHASE GASOLINE CAPACITY/TYPE: 1.6 QUARTS UNLEADED REGULAR SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F) qL TYPE (API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) 20 OZS. OIL CAPACITY: CHAMPION RJ19LM or J19LM SPARK PLUGIGAP: .030") VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE: .004 - .008 EXHAUST: .004 - .008 SOLID STATE IGNITION...

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    • The blade can be sharpened with a file • If you remove the drive pinions, wipe or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt clean with dry cloth. Reassemble dry. to sharpen while on the mower. Do not lubricate. Do not use oil or •...

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    Check the crankcase oil level before starting Back the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. T_hten oil plug securely each plate time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to drain oil, drain fuel tank by running engine untilfuel tank is empty.

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    _I_CAUTION: Before performing any service Handle pin or adjustments: High Release control bar and stop engine. • Med.- • Make sure the blade and all moving 3-position Handle parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from adjustment bracket spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug.

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    Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more. 3-position LAWN MOWER Med. Handle adjustment When lawn mower is to be stored for a period bracket of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.

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    IMPORTANT: Never cover mower while • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirtin your engine and exhaust areas are still warm. gasoline will cause problems. ACAUTION: Never store the lawn mower • If possible, store your unit indoors and with gasoline in the tank inside a building cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.

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    TROUBLESH( OTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Grass catcher Cutting height too low. Raise cutting height. Lift on blade worn off. Replace blade. not filling Clean grass catcher. (If so equipped) Catcher not venting air. Hard to push Grass is too high or Raise cutt!ng height.

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    SERVICENOTES...

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER - - MODEL NO. 917.377160...

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER -- MODEL NO. 917.377160 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 167163 16£294 Grass Catcher Bag Handle, Upper DIx Comf. (Includes Grip) 161105X479 161358 Grass Catcher Frame Handle, Lower 131036 Bail, Cont. Wire DIx Comf. BIk 85463 Danger Decal 144929 Screw 132001 Guide, Rope, Side...

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER -- MODEL NO. 917.377160 15...,...

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    ROTARY LAWN MOWER -- MODEL NO. 917.377160 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 170960 SpeedControl 161118X004 RetainerDriveAsm. Stmp. BailControlDrive 167259 578O8 ScrewHex Head Tapping 1/4-20 x .75 Screw 17060408 DrivePawl 170011 170050 DdveCable 166450 Pinion, Ddve CoverDdve 161537 52150 Washer 750634 ScrewThdro110-25x .50 12000058 E-Ring 7/16 V-Belt...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802-2682-B1 I 1019LABEL KIT I 177( 1087_ 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET 27 _ 1102 Q "_ REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL...

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    _RAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802-2682-B1 977 CARBURETOR 708 _ GASKET SET 163_ij]:_ 137 _!

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802-2682-B1 670 _) 6081 55 _ 592 _ I_'--- I 4.s9 669A I, 1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION...

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    "RAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802-2682-B1 334'_ 562 _ 505 _ 616__ 789 f 358 GASKET SET 3© 201_ 177_) 1087_ 163 _...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12H802-2682-B1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 493260 Cylinder Assembly 223664 Muffler Screw Lock 293708 Bushing/Seal 94098 Screw (Throttle Valve) 299819 -tr Oil Seal 493267 Throttle Shaft 493279 Engine Sump 231371 • Float Hinge Pin 691160 Cylinder Head •...

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    CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 12HB02-2682-B1 PART PART DESCRIP_ON DESCRIPTION Fuel Tank Spacer Screw (Cylinder Shield) 280512 690345 Screw 94877 Nut (Flywheel) 94515 (Breather Passage Cover) 802574 Magneto Armature Friction Spring Screw (Magneto Armature) 689A 263073 94731 • ,Throttle Shaft Seal...

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    For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold ifl s n Is ® RegisteredTrademark/ " Trademark of Seam, Roebuckand Co. • ® Marca Regislrada / ,u Marca de F_brica de Sears, Roebuckand Co. ©...

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