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2016/08/26 11:24:02 (permalink)
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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?

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    Mikel1
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    Re: Need help to find a TECUMSEH electric starter for old Sears 38" Rotary Mower 2016/08/26 13:04:24 (permalink)
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    This one looks like it will work, link below.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/N...d=p2352135.m2548.l4275
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    Re: Need help to find a TECUMSEH electric starter for old Sears 38" Rotary Mower 2016/08/26 13:10:01 (permalink)
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    Correct, Tecumseh no longer manufactures part# 32817.  Arrowhead supplies an aftermarket starter part# STC0005 
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    Re: Need help to find a TECUMSEH electric starter for old Sears 38" Rotary Mower 2016/08/26 13:48:23 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys for your suggestions. However, the suggested starters don't fit because the mount is completely different on my starter than the two starters shown.
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    Re: Need help to find a TECUMSEH electric starter for old Sears 38" Rotary Mower 2016/08/30 21:34:01 (permalink)
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    Might try posting picture of starter and mount
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