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Model & Serial Number Location

The model and serial number of a Murray riding mower is located under the seat or on the back of the mower.

The year the mower was manufactured is represented as the first digit, and the day of the year it was produced is represented by the last three digits. For example, if the date code is “4156,” the mower was produced in 2004, on the 156th day of the year. The date code could also indicate 1994.
In 2012 MTD began building Murray brand products which was acquired by Briggs & Stratton Motors in 2005. In 2017 MTD acquired Robomow, a.k.a. “Friendly Robotics”.
To determine the year of manufacture for a tractor with a six digit number use the following formula. Take the first and the fourth digit, and subtract three to get the year. For example, the serial number of 395602 would be: 36-3 = 1933.
Every lawnmower, engine and appliance has a specific model number and serial number. This is like the VIN on your car. It is the secret number to discover all the parts and accessories that are unique to your product.
Engines used in lawn mower applications usually have the model numbers stamped directly into the blower housing, muffler heat shield, or a few inches above the spark plug, as well as the fuel tank and the base of the engine block. Depending on the style of engine shroud used, the engine code numbers may be covered.
Riding mower model and serial number plate is located on the underside of the seat.

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How to start murray 188 lawn tractor – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need more info. what is it doing or not doing

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ANSWER : Get a 1/2″ x 92″ belt

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Murray 17.5 HP mower – no noise when turning key? Maybe ignition?
ANSWER : Look near the starter solenoid for a fuse. It is probably under the hood near the steering column. If fuse is good, problem is likely a safety switch.

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Murray riding mower the blades will not engage
ANSWER : Sounds like the cabel it broke

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Where I need a manual for this tractor….where can I download one?
ANSWER : Search internet with your model number and manual

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ANSWER : You can go to , enter your model number and download an owners manual which will have the instructions and diagram on how to do it

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I need an owners manual for a murray lawn mower model # 228670x8a
ANSWER : Here it is:

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