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Formula 8 hp Tecumseh engin why will the starter an flywheel not line up with eachother to turn the engine over an start. The starter wheel just spins

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Take the plastic piece off the end,get some 3 in 1 oil and put some on the top of the shaft,manually try to pull up on the gear,if it doesnt move,then it is rusted on,if it loosens up keep doing that till it moves freely,then try to start it,if it still doesnt work,your starter is bad

Posted on Apr 07, 2015

  • Kenneth Hutson Apr 07, 2015

    Thank you

  •  johnny rebel
    johnny rebel Apr 07, 2015

    your welcome,that happens on my mower too



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