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To Assemble Grass Catcher; How To Set Up Your Lawn Mower - Craftsman 917.370890 Owner's Manual

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Read these instructions
and this manual in
its entirety before you attempt to assemble
or operate your new lawn mower.
IMPORTANT:
This lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT
OIL OR GASOLINE
in the
engine.
Your new lawn mower
has
been assem-
bled
at the factory with the exception of
those parts left unassembled
for shipping
purposes.
To ensure safe and proper
operation of your lawn mower, all parts
and hardware you assemble must be tight-
ened securely.
Use the correct tools as
necessary to ensure proper tightness.
All
parts such as nuts, washers,
bolts, etc.,
necessary to complete the assembly
have
been placed in the parts bag.
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erator presence
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control bar
Lower
handle
handle
TO REMOVE MOWER
FROM
CARTON
1. Remove loose parts included with
mower.
2. Cut down two end corners of carton
and lay end panel down flat.
3. Remove all packing materials except
padding between upper and lower
handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
4.
Roll lawn mower out of carton and
check carton thoroughly
for additional
loose parts.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN
MOWER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE
IMPORTANT:
Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage control cables.
1. Remove protective
padding, raise up-
per handle section into place on lower
handle and tighten both handle knobs.
2.
Raise handles until they lock into place
in the vertical position.
3. Remove handle padding holding
operator presence control bar to upper
handle.
4. Move operator presence control bar
forward to unlock the handle.
5. Lower handle to desired mowing posi-
tion.
Refer to "ADJUST HANDLE" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
TO ASSEMBLE
GRASS CATCHER
1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag
with rigid part of bag on the bottom.
Make sure the frame handle is outside
of the bag top.
2. Slip vinyl bindings over frame.
NOTE:
If vinyl bindings are too stiff, hold
them in warm water for a few minutes. If
bag gets wet, let it dry before using.
Vinyl
Frame
bindings
opening
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be
used as a mulcher. To convert mower to
bagging or discharging,
see "TO CON-
VERT MOWER"
in the Operation section
of this manual.
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