Model #486240383 CRAFTSMAN Lawn Sweeper

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Q:

38 inch lawn sweeper wheel bearings 486.240383

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

Unfortunately, the manufacturer (Agri-Fab) has not broken the wheel bearings down as individually replaceable parts for the unit. The only thing I can recommend would be matching them up at a specialty bearing supply house outside of replacement wheels. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 11, 2015
Q:

loose chain on brush drive on my sears lawn sweeper jumps off the sprockets

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I did some research on the lawn sweeper and I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will answer within two business days with detailed information. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Joseph P. -
April 08, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I added a link to the Owner's Manual if needed to reference the wheel sprockets. You can also view the parts diagram at SearsPartsDirect for model 486.240383 lawn sweeper.

Based on your symptom, the chain may have stretched or there could be too much up and down play in the sprockets. It could also have a worn bushing in the shaft that spins the brushes too causing the chain to jump off. 

Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 10, 2013
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I take it to mean that there is no way to adjust the chain tension? I suspect that the chain has stretched, but its almost enough to remove 2 links...sadly, only almost...I am going to order 2 new drive wheels, and 2 chains. will either of those include the main wheel bushings? I don't think its worn bushings, the chain is maybe 3/4 inch, possibly a whole inch too long, I will send you a picture. Is that much stretch possible?? there is approx. 1/4 " play, side to side in the brush shaft (sprockets), but no up and down play. I attached a picture.

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bob0611 -
April 10, 2013
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also, in my book, for the wheel assy and roller chain, It appears that the both items include 2 wheels, and 2 chains...in part # 43101 (wheel assy ) and part # 44542 Roller chain) the Qty is "2 for both. Is that correct?

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bob0611 -
April 10, 2013
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Bob0611: That is correct, there is no way way to adjust the chain. Based on the image you provided, the chain has stretched. I do not believe the wheel assembly will come with the chain. I believe it's just for one wheel only and no chain. I do not believe the chain has master link where you could take it apart and remove on link. I do not have one of those chains here to look at to see if has master link or not. If it does not have a master link, then a link cannot likley be removed and the chains will need to be replaced. I would first order the chains and install them if there is no up and down play in the shafts. .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 11, 2013
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I purchased a pair of wheels and chains yesterday, from a not so nearby sears part store, for approximately 1/2 the price offered online. I need to remove the cover over the large sprocket to remove and replace the chain, but mine seems to be riveted...am I to drill it out, and replace with nuts and bolts, or is there some "trick"?

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bob0611 -
April 12, 2013
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Bob0611: You should only have to remove the wheel and the two sprockets in order to replace the chains. The c-clips on the end of both sprocket shafts will need to be pried off and then slide the sprockets off. According to the parts image, it uses hex nuts and carriage bolts securing the housing but you should not need to remove the housing in order to remove the chain and sprockets. You will need to remove both sprockets and them place the chain around the two sprockets and then slide both sprockets on at the same time. The bolt heads you believe to be rivets could be rusted or covered in grass and dirt. Look on the backside and you should see the head of the carriage bolt. It will have a rounded head but behind the rounded head is square head that fits into a square opening to prevent the carriage bolt from turning when removing the hex nuts. But, again, you should not have to remove the rear housing to install the chain.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 12, 2013
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there is a cover over the upper left quadrant over the large sprocket., see page 12, figure 31 and 32 in the book. This cover is different than the rear housing. If there are screws/bolts, they are approx #8 X 1", or similar, but mine seem to be riveted with rivets of about 1/8"dia. The large sprocket can not be removed w/out removing that cover. The cover id shaped like a crescent moon. I am enclosing a picture. The pliers are resting on the cover.

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bob0611 -
April 12, 2013
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Bob0611: After seeing the pictures, it does appear like those are some type of rivets and it looks like there is no other way to remove the shield other than to drill out the two rivets.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 12, 2013
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OK, Joey, we are in agreement. I considered fabricating some way to take slack from the chain, with something that acts like an idler pulley, but the new chains were only 2 bucks each, so I didn't.. I'm still amazed that the chains have stretched so much, but I will remove the covers and change the chains. I am still a bit wary that the new chains will not have slack, if they still do, I will be back, otherwise I have enjoyed chatting with you, and thanks for the help.

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bob0611 -
April 12, 2013
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Craftsman Lawn Sweeper #486240383: I am trying to lower the brushes from 1 inch to 1/2 inch. The machine has all ways worked well.

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Jackie S -
November 03, 2011
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If the adjustment has never been changed there is almost certainly some rust and corrosion built up. Take your WD-40 and go over everything in relation to the adjustment handles and spray it down really good. On the inside of the sweeper, behind the wheels, you will see a bolt in a slot. Make sure to oil that area real well. After the oil has had a chance to soak in for a few hours you can tap that bolt with a hammer while you try to move the lever.

If you have no luck breaking it free like that you will need to take the wheels off and take everything down to clean it up. This is not something I recommend doing unless you just have to as it can be a bit of a task.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
November 04, 2011
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