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How To Set Up Your Lawn Mower - Craftsman 917.384531 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.
TO REMOVE LAWN 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. Raise handles until lower handle sec-
tion locks into place in mowing posi-
tion.
2.
Insert bolt through handle and bracket
and secure with nut.
3.
Remove protective padding, raise up-
per handle section into place on lower
handle and tighten both handle knobs.
4.
Remove handle padding holding
operator presence control bar to upper
handle.
Your lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowing comfort. Refer to "AD-
JUST HANDLE" in the Service and Adjust-
ments section of this manual.
Operator
MOWING
f
POSITION
control bar
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b
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Upper
handle
Handle
knob
Lower handle
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