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#1 4tom OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 03:58 PM

My starter failed today, sounds like the solenoid is not engaging. I know how to replace auto solenoids, but have not pulled the starter yet. I do not know the model number for the tractor, but the motor is a november 2000 21 hp briggs. Any advice before I tear into it would be appreciated. Can I manually engage it one or twice to get the lawn cut in the mean time?  Any local shop recommendations at the jersey shore?

 

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 04:31 PM

  Are you referring to the solenoid which makes the electrical connection between the starter and the battery and in some cases also engages the bendix on the starter shaft which engages the shaft to the flywheel teeth. I ask this because some people refer to the bendix as a solenoid.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 04:31 PM

If I'm correct, the solenoid is separate from the starter on that. I know the 2000 DLT with 25 HP Briggs was.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 05:13 AM

Yes I am thinking of the bendix that engages the starter. I'm thinking I might get one cut out of it while I look for a replacement starter or a shop to fix it. As near as I can tell, this is a 2001 lt1000.

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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:08 PM

If the bendix doesn't spin out, could try some oil on the shaft.  Try tapping the starter housing with a big screwdriver handle.  If that don't work cold try 12 volts right to the starter, good luck



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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:24 PM

If the bendix doesn't spin out, could try some oil on the shaft.  Try tapping the starter housing with a big screwdriver handle.  If that don't work cold try 12 volts right to the starter, good luck

Googly Briggs & Stratton starter bendix. They are available and ease to replace. Don



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Pulled the starter, brought it to Manasquan Generator. Owner stopped what he was doing, replaced the stripped plastic gear on the spot, only charged $10. I picked up an extra gear for next time. Also found a leaking fuel line, directly over the head. Good timing on the starter failure.

 

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:04 PM

The fuel leak:

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:08 PM

Little bit of an air gap there!



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 05:21 AM

That's where the smoke escaped
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Posted July 09, 2016 - 05:42 AM

Was the starter rubbing the fuel line ?

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:07 AM

No rub, the fuel line was run inside of the heat shield & laying on the head. It is now outside of the heat shield.
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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:21 AM

Hope you cleaned the fins out so air can get through and cool that side.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 07:39 AM

Did that, and considering a filter or scteen to help keep it clean.




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