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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 04:30 PM

It hasn't been that long, maybe a month, that the plastic starter drive gear was replaced.  Today that one was chewed up.

Thinking I'll just replace the entire starter this time as it was noticed there was some side to side play in the shaft.

Anyone know where I can find a NEW starter for a model 422437 engine?

Thanks for your patience.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Something is definitely wrong going through one in a month, Did you use a Briggs one or aftermarket?

If you need another gear or a complete starter I can get one here in a day or two , either Genuine B&S or aftermarket.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:50 PM

I bought a B&S starter for an L head last summer for $90.  It has a metal gear, not plastic.  The end piece and drive gear alone is NLA.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Something is definitely wrong going through one in a month, Did you use a Briggs one or aftermarket?

If you need another gear or a complete starter I can get one here in a day or two , either Genuine B&S or aftermarket.

Can't seem to do it but there is a record of the posts I've done on here about this problem. Theoretically it was a Briggs albeit they took it out of a bulk box, which I could not read from the counter, and placed it and another one purchased at the same time.

Believe I gone through 4 or five of these things in the past year or so.

I've been wondering about a metal gear.

I'm dead in the water until SS comes next month. 

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:02 PM

I bought a B&S starter for an L head last summer for $90.  It has a metal gear, not plastic.  The end piece and drive gear alone is NLA.

Where did you get the entire starter?  Would think the metal gear would be the right way to go.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:10 PM

Metal gear is an old obsolete design, May get luck with a NOS somewhere but they switched to the plastic so you only have a $10 part to go  bad instead of your starter and whole ring gear. In my opinion the plastic is a far better option

 

Sounds like the starter may not have been B&S as they are all packaged individually in their own B&S box.....


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:11 PM

steel gears are different from the nylon plastic gear teeth wont mesh properly


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:20 PM

Metal gear is an old obsolete design, May get luck with a NOS somewhere but they switched to the plastic so you only have a $10 part to go  bad instead of your starter and whole ring gear. In my opinion the plastic is a far better option

 

Sounds like the starter may not have been B&S as they are all packaged individually in their own B&S box.....

Meant the gear was in bulk box but yes, was expecting the same thing, bag or box but labeled B&S.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:25 PM

steel gears are different from the nylon plastic gear teeth wont mesh properly

Thanks.  Rats so much for that brain fart, and you're right, metal one would tend to eat the ring gear.

Better half sez she picked up 3 replacement gears a bit ago.  Problem is, they also sold her a C-clip and this style doesn't have a C-clip.

Ya haven't lived til the parts houses around here are experienced! 



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Got the 3 gears, yep all the same as the others.  The C-clip looks like a small, very small, ring of wire...thinking it's meant to go on a grooved shaft, nothing like what this starter consists of. Kicker is, it was purchased at Ace Hardware and they have a no-return policy on electrical components...yepper starters are considered electrical components. $3.00 down the drain. Gears themselves were 4.19 each. Holding onto them until a new starter is purchased. Then they'll probably never be used but have them just in case.

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 07:05 AM

That's just crazy ! I bet you can't even see in enough to check the engagement either . How hard is this motor to turn over ?
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 11:54 AM

That's just crazy ! I bet you can't even see in enough to check the engagement either . How hard is this motor to turn over ?

No, I cannot see how well it engages. Actually when it does, it turns over very easily.


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