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tecumseh (snowblower) electric starter wiring questions
« on: December 19, 2016, 04:42:14 pm »
electric AC starter stopped spinning.

while splitting the starter case apart, the 4 brushes and springs went for a ride all over the work bench.   now have no idea what slots the two pairs of brushes need to go into.

what i have tried so far (after cleaning off the copper commutator):
-put one of the pairs in slots 1 and 3. other pair in 2 and 4.  put it back together, nothing doing.
-then took it apart again, and switched the black and white AC wires around to the opposite terminals.....leaving the brush wiring the same as above.  put it back together again, still a no go.

any ideas?

starter does not look burned.  looks good inside.  this thing is a royal PITA to keep putting back together.

will put up a couple of photos in a bit.
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I think there is some kind of capacitor necessary to get an electric motor started?  In a Tecumseh starter I have no idea where it would be, but thought I should mention it. 

Brush holder assm pic; http://www.psep.biz/store/tecumseh_starter_parts.htm
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I used to pull the starters apart on a riding mowers 20 years ago. But no clue what you have in front of you to look up IPL.   
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I think there is some kind of capacitor necessary to get an electric motor started?  In a Tecumseh starter I have no idea where it would be, but thought I should mention it. 

Brush holder assm pic; http://www.psep.biz/store/tecumseh_starter_parts.htm

thanks for the photo.  looks like that is what i have.  going to compare the wires to what i have so far.  hahaha.
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this is what i have going on, compared to what is on the parts website.

my wiring is just a guess.

the good news is that i am getting better at putting the thing back together.  hahaha.



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cannot figure out the wiring on the parts site photo.  hahahaha.  the plastic plate looks the same.
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Did you ever get the starter going?

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How about the switch in the handle remote, did you test it?  Ive seen some bad ones. 

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...no luck with the starter.  i have not got into it since last week because of other things breaking.  2 rear ball joints in my car, and then the snowblower.

do not know if i either broke the gearbox on my auger, or spun the bolts of the auger pulley.  was shoveling some good snowfalls into the past weekend and been too shot to do much of anything of late.

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