Halfway along the hose is the spark plug. The mower features a straightforward, common engine assembly design that often suffers from a similarly common set of lawn mower malfunctions. If a tire is flat from a nail and cannot be fixed, it will have to be replaced. Pull the hose off both sides of the plug with your hands. Not the engine but the tractor itself? That specification isn't in the owners manual but it must be printed somewhere.
Please advise if more information is needed. The parts diagram is available for your tractor model and you can view here; Sears Parts Direct. Tighten the bolt on the front of the tire before lowering the mower. Adjust the air gap's width by slightly adjusting the positioning of the coil in relation to the flywheel. Close the engine cover if the gap is between 0.
Special tools are not required to fix your Craftsman mower. You can view by clicking here; Manual. There must be a service manual for these machines that shows how to do the more difficult repairs. Fix a Flat Look at each tire for any holes or flats. Utilize a wrench to loosen the magnetic coil.
. If there is a specific issue and you add more detail, we will be happy to assist. The spark plug is connected to the black plug wire. I have two Craftsman tractors I use one while I'm fixing the other! I have the owners manual but it only covers lightweight owner maintenance. Measure the air gap again. He has written extensively for regular online publications as well as blogs. Otherwise this manual should work well.
I was not able to locate a service manual for this tractor. Sears must have produced printed manuals for their employees in order to fix the machines. Are there any repair manuals available for Craftsman riding tractors? I believe these machines were made by American Yard Products which I think is a division of Husqvarna which I think was owned by Electrolux when my tractors were made in the early 1990s. Replace Mower Blade Move the deck adjuster to its highest position. Slide a new blade on and then re-screw the arbor bolt back into place.
Slide a car jack under the tractor frame and lift it up. Measure the gap and ensure it is between 0. I was able to locate a manual for a similar model. Finding manuals can be difficult after ten years. Replace Oil Filter Grab the mower's hood by the handle in front of the steering wheel and lift until it locks into position. Find the oil filter, a cylindrical piece on the side of the engine. Slide the wheel off the mower.
If any tire seems flat, try pumping some air into the tire by removing the stem cover inside the wheel and hooking a pump to the tire. I just had to replace a mandrel and spindle and had a heck of a time figuring out how to do it looking on forums. Use the parts diagrams and parts list for your model number at the Sears Parts Direct link if replacement parts are needed. Place a new tire on the rim and place the wheel back on the mower. The parts diagrams are the best part of the owners manuals but there isn't much else in them that I find too useful. Replace the old spark plug with a new one by attaching the plug wire to the new plug.
It's just hard to believe that even with millions of these units around, the manufacturer never produced a service manual. Thank you for using Manage My Life. Kirk holds a Bachelor of Arts in media production from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Open the engine cover and follow the plug wire to the rear of the engine compartment. Refuel your tank if necessary. Service manuals are even harder to find.
Close the engine cover and attempt to start your Craftsman mower. You can, fortunately, troubleshoot and fix all these Craftsman 6. If the blades are misshaped and have dents, they will have to be replaced. Directly behind the magnetic coil lies the flywheel, and the slight separation between the two devices is the air gap. It will lead to the circular magnetic coil piece.