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Electric start on snow blower

I have a yard machine snow blower. When I depress the start button I hear a faint click but nothing happens. The area where the safety key is inserted is all rusted out. Is there anyway of by-passing the safety key altogether?

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SOURCE: I have a Arien's ST724

Jorge, You most likley have a Techuseh 7 0r 8 hp engine. The big problem is that it does not have a stator under the flywheel to allow you to charge the battery or run lights. So the cheapest way for you to add electric start is to buy a 120 volt strter that will just bolt on. You will have to use an extension cord to use it though. You can get the starter from any small engine shop. You just need the engine numbers when you are asking for prices and availablity. The instructions are easy to follow.

Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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