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#1 Tecumseh power ONLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:26 PM

I am working on a cub cadet snowblower with a 5hp tecumseh. The starter just spins and th3 bendix doesn't engage the flywheel. When I take the starter off and run it the bendix goes up and down just fine. Press start button and it moves just fine under centrifugal force. The shaft is clean and lubed no burrs no tight spots . No knicks or burs on ring gear or bendix teeth. But when I put it on the engine it just spins. I can't see what it's doing because it is cast of the bendix so you can't see the bendix when it is on the engine. I have never had this problem.usually if the move free and move up and down when you run the starter when it's off they work. Any ideas.

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Weak solenoid? That may be wrong just thinking aloud.
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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:48 PM

This is the 120v type you plug into an extension cord. It throws the bendix down when it's off the engine I have no idea I have never had this problem.

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Dirt, bent tin or casting string it catches on? Try some washers under the mount bracket to raise up or away from engine a little? Those starters are hard to come by and expensive, don't wreck it!


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I'm not sure how this bendix is built, but it might be the bendix is engaging the flywheel, but it has clutch discs in the bendix that are slipping. 


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I will try to shim it

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:36 PM

I'm not sure how this bendix is built, but it might be the bendix is engaging the flywheel, but it has clutch discs in the bendix that are slipping. This one has groves like a worm gear on the shaft that drive it down






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