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How many different types of starter motors are there to suit a 12 hp ride on mower

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First you have to have a flywheel that will support a starter. It must have a toothed flywheel. Second, the brand of motor. Briggs & Stratton, Tucumseh, Kohler, Onan, Wisconsin, ect. Was it originally electric start? Has battery tray, key switch, ect? You will need the Serial Number, Model Number which is on the "blower housing", or the recoil start housing on the top of the motor to replace with the correct starter. You probably can find one at any small engine repair shop, maybe a lower cost used starter. But you need the information above to obtain that. Model #, Serial #, Make, ect. If this mower wasn't electric start originally, this will be a major change. Flywheel, starter, wiring, battery, switch, and the like. Not for the faint of heart. It can be done, and has been, but will be difficult. If it is a Briggs and Stratton, you should find parts easy to access. And Tecumseh. And relatively economic.

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