Craftsman
Riding Mowers & Tractors

Model #53696361 Official Craftsman 36" riding rotary mower with electric start

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Craftsman 53696361 36" riding rotary mower with electric start, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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    Lawn Tractor Starter Solenoid#14

    Wiring Diagram

    Solenoid

    Part #44429
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    Lawn Tractor Brake Pad#79

    Transaxle no. 794120 Diagram

    Brake pad

    Part #790006
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    Snowblower Skid Shoe#5

    Transaxle no. 794120 Diagram

    Ht adj lh

    Part #780061
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    Lawn Tractor Brake Pad Holder#81

    Transaxle no. 794120 Diagram

    Holder

    Part #790005
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    Snowblower Hex Bolt#34

    Top half Diagram

    Hex head screw

    Part #180018
    Replaced by #1X38MA
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    Lawn & Garden Equipment Washer#83

    Transaxle no. 794120 Diagram

    Flat washer

    Part #792076
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    Lawn & Garden Equipment Hex Bolt#38

    Mower deck Diagram

    Screw

    Part #39573
    Replaced by #1X20MA
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    Screw#77

    Top half Diagram

    Screw

    Part #120233

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Lawn & Garden Equipment Washer#36

    Steering and front axle Diagram

    Axle washer

    Part #642
    Replaced by #17X192MA
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    Car Bolt#86

    Top half Diagram

    Car bolt

    Part #126358

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Symptoms common to all riding mowers & tractors

    Choose a symptom to see related riding mower and lawn tractor repairs.

    Main causes: punctured tire or inner tube, leaky valve stem, damaged wheel rim
    Main causes: worn or broken ground drive belt, bad seat switch, transaxle freewheel control engaged, transaxle failure, dirty carburetor
    Main causes: shift lever needs adjustment, neutral control needs adjustment
    Main causes: worn or broken blade belt, broken belt idler pulley, blade clutch cable failure, bad PTO switch, damaged mandrel pulleys
    Main causes: damaged cutting blade, worn deck pulley, damaged mandrel pulley, loose fasteners on mower deck components
    Main causes: engine overfilled with oil, leaky head gasket or sump gasket, damaged carburetor seals, cracked fuel pump, broken fuel line
    Main causes: clogged carburetor, damaged flywheel key, dirty spark plug, stale fuel, improper valve lash, engine needs a tune up
    Main causes: faulty battery, bad alternator
    Main causes: unlevel mower deck, dull or damaged cutting blades, worn mandrel pulleys, bent mower deck, engine needs tune up

    Repair guides common to all riding mowers & tractors

    These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your riding mower or lawn tractor.

    January 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a riding lawn mower rear tire

    Your mower can’t run on a damaged rear tire. Here’s how to install a new one.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     60 minutes or less
    January 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a riding lawn mower blade

    If a blade on your mower is dull or bent, replace it following the steps in this repair guide.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less
    January 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a riding lawn mower fuel filter

    Help your mower run better by replacing the fuel filter during your riding mower's annual tune-up.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less

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