Sears Canada Craftsman Lawn Mower and Lawn Tractor Manuals Starting in 944*

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Find a Sears Canada Craftsman Manual   

Updated August 14, 2020, Originally posted May 8, 2017

We're always on the hunt for Sears Craftsman tractor manuals and Illustrated Parts Lists (IPLs) or parts breakdowns for lawn mowers or lawn and equipment.  Sears Canada models (starting with 944) and made by AYP/Husqvarna/Poulan are always a challenge and don't easily cross into Sears USA models (starting with 917) and made by Roper/ Electrolux Home Products.

If you're looking for Sears USA Craftsman models that start with 917, stop reading and go to the website. 

If you're looking for Sears Canada Craftsman models that start with 944, keep going!

You can't call Sears Canada 

When I first posted this blog in 2017, Sears Canada was still a thing.  Unfortunately, no more.  What I do not recommend is calling Searspartsdirect in the US with your Canadian model number - or at least take their responses with a grain of salt.  I've heard all kinds of things from customers - they've been told that 944 numbers are the same as 917 numbers - they're not.  That 944 manuals don't exist any longer - they do.  That a belt is universal for all 42" Craftsman models - there are a few common belts, but it is definitely not a universal part. 

Searspartsdirect can be a helpful site and I'm sure their staff are knowledgeable, but have limited usability for our Canadian Craftsman models.  They also don't ship to Canada - but if you do get a part number from them, we should be able to provide the part!


Save or Sell Your Manual

Your Sears Canada Craftsman Mower manual is a valuable commodity.  Lots of people sell their manuals on E-Bay and similar sites.  So I suggest you:

  1.  Keep your manual; and
  2. Share it (preferably for free!)
  3. Sell it and make some money

If you really want to be altruistic and have the time, save your manual or parts breakdown to a forum dedicated to Craftsman Lawn and Garden Equipment or send it to me and I'll get it loaded as a free download -

Want to make money? These things do sell on E-Bay and I have to admit when all else fails, I've bought a few myself. A paid site that has some Canadian Craftsman IPLs is, but keep reading - you may be one of the lucky Canadian Craftsman owners with a free manual online.

Do You Need a Schematic?

Commonly used parts like blades and belts usually have a number stamped on them. You might need to do a little cleaning, but if you can find the number on the part, you might not need a parts diagram. If you can even find part of a number on a belt or blade, I can usually figure out the rest.  Email for a parts lookup.  But remember, I'm not Sears and I have no secret stash of Sears manuals. Here are my best resources for Sears Canada manuals and parts breakdowns.

Resources for Sears Canada Craftsman Manuals and Parts Breakdowns

Craftsman 944609040 Lawn Tractor Mower Deck

If your manual is long gone, check out my favorite resources in my next blog post or search your model number on our main website:

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  • In response to customer requests, we’ve recently uploaded the following manuals to the website: 944.608031. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 1-877-531-2873 if you need parts for these units. Char – DR Mower Parts.

    Char on
  • I can search the web til the day I die, and cannot find anything on the craftsman 13.5hp model 944.608031. There’s no resources anywhere for this model it seems and I have no owners manual 😞. I need a new deck and was hoping part numbers were listed in it.

    Jason on
  • Looking for a manual for 944.602830 that will tell me what snowblower will fit my machine. Thanks

    Brian on
  • Hey 944.607053 owners – please see James’ comments on this model. Our records had noted this model was the same as US model 917.259522, but James noted its similarities to a different US model. If anyone has the Canadian owners manual for this unit, we sure would love a copy! Thanks Char –

    Char - DR Mower Parts on
  • My Craftsman riding mower 944.607053 Briggs & Stratton 15.5 Turbo Cool ( model sticker indicates made in USA) is mechanically the same as a Poulin model PO15538LT, and also the Sears model 917.271554. The engine hood cosmetics on both is the only obvious difference.
    The Sears manual 917.271554 is also mechanically identical and has the parts listings

    James Pacey on

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