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#1 chrissmallwood ONLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2018 - 04:55 PM

Hello all. Got my lgt100 home the other day. Most everything is pretty solid. The only real issue is the starter is bad. I thought maybe it was just gummed up inside or the shaft needed cleaned but when I took it apart the magnet inside the case had cracked and was falling apart causing it to seize. Are the starers for the Kohler k241 all the same regardless of what type of tractor they go in or are there differences to look for?
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Posted January 21, 2018 - 04:58 PM

Here she is. Gonna try and clean her up and put new stickers on it at some point. I know I've seen a decoder somewhere to tell me when it was made based on the serial but can't find it so if anyone could tell me what the serial number plate means I'd appreciate it.

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Posted January 21, 2018 - 05:19 PM

Basically, for the most part, there are two starters. The 10 + 12 hp (K241 + K301) and the 14, 16, 18 hp (K321, K341, K361). The difference is internal. The smaller engines' starter has shorter windings, armature, and magnet length. The larger engines' starter has longer windings, armature, and magnet length. The length of the outside housing does not change. The difference's are internal. The 8 hp starter stands alone as its own animal.
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Posted January 21, 2018 - 06:01 PM

Here she is. Gonna try and clean her up and put new stickers on it at some point. I know I've seen a decoder somewhere to tell me when it was made based on the serial but can't find it so if anyone could tell me what the serial number plate means I'd appreciate it.

Nice looking Ford! I've not seen a serial decoder for the 72 & newer models. I have this thread for the older units.


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Posted January 21, 2018 - 07:19 PM

Basically, for the most part, there are two starters. The 10 + 12 hp (K241 + K301) and the 14, 16, 18 hp (K321, K341, K361). The difference is internal. The smaller engines' starter has shorter windings, armature, and magnet length. The larger engines' starter has longer windings, armature, and magnet length. The length of the outside housing does not change. The difference's are internal. The 8 hp starter stands alone as its own animal.


So aslong as I get a starter for a 10hp it should be the same regardless of manufacturer of the tractor.
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Posted January 21, 2018 - 07:39 PM

So aslong as I get a starter for a 10hp it should be the same regardless of manufacturer of the tractor.

 

I believe so........any K Kohler starter should work from 10-16 hp.....be it Ford, Cub Cadet, JD etc

 

You could also try and epoxy your starter magnet back into the one you have, worth a shot


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Posted January 21, 2018 - 07:53 PM

I believe so........any K Kohler starter should work from 10-16 hp.....be it Ford, Cub Cadet, JD etc
 
You could also try and epoxy your starter magnet back into the one you have, worth a shot


Epoxying it back in would be like putting together a 500 PC puzzle. Pretty sure it's toast.
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Posted January 21, 2018 - 08:45 PM

Nice ford . I have never had trouble with any h.p. starter right now have one off a john deere 14 h. p. kohler on a ford lgt120 with no problem yet,


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Posted January 21, 2018 - 09:57 PM

All will bolt on but some have different teeth count on the starter gear

16 teeth for 10 to 12 h.p.

10 teeth for 14 and 16 h.p.

 

check this thread out about Kohler starters

 

http://gardentractor...ers#entry325979


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Posted January 21, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Found a starter on eBay so now I just have to wait. Since I can't play with it I started tearing into it and decided to fix some shoddy wiring and clean up the rusty areas inside you wouldn't normally see.
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