Need help to find a TECUMSEH electric starter for old Sears 38" Rotary Mower
I have a 1970’s Sears 38″ Rotary Mower (for Custom Tractors) Model #917-25590 whose electric starter, TECUMSEH #32817, doesn’t work anymore, but everything else about this machine works great. I can’t find another starter for this mower because companies that manufacture parts say this particular electric starter is no longer manufactured.
The problem with the starter is this: Electrically, it runs but it will not throw the gear forward to engage the motor to start the engine. It appears that the shaft is turning the wrong way and doesn’t cause the gear to engage the motor.
Are there any companies that you know of that sell or repair these starters?