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 Searspartsdirect.com 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:
- Keep your manual; and
- Share it (preferably for free!)
- 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.manualslib.com, 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 email@example.com 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
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: https://drmower.ca/pages/find-your-part
We're loading free manuals everyday.