To check brake, To remove wheel for repairs, To start engine with a weak battery – Craftsman YS 4500 917.28990 User Manual
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4. Install belt on centerspan idler (E).
5. Install belt through stationary idler (C)
and clutching idler (D).
6. Reinstall anti-rotation link (B) on right
side of tractor. Tighten securely.
7. Reconnect clutch harness (A).
8. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
9. Install mower (See “TO INSTALL
MOWER” in this section of manual).
TO CHECK BRAKE
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be serviced.
You may also check brake by:
surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all
the way down and engage parking brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in “transmission dis
engaged” position. Pull freewheel con
trol out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward.
If the rear wheels rotate, then the brake
needs to be serviced. Contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
Your new tractor front wheel toe-in and cam
ber is set at the factory and is normal. The
front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjust
able. If damage has occurred to affect the
factory set front wheel toe-in or camber, con
tact a Sears or other qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
Square Key (Rear
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT
WARNING: Lead-acid batteries gener
ate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batter
ies. Always wear eye protection when
If your battery is too weak to start the en
gine, it should be recharged. (See "BAT
TERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (•+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key.