I have a 6 horse "commercial/industrial Tecumseh which I use on a DR
(Motor data is "WT PXS, 207 IBA, 207 DOM, 8282K")
For 13 years I have used the manual start most of the time, since I did
not want to bother maintaining the very small battery, but now I have
some tendonitis, and I would like to use the electric start.
I have installed a new and larger battery, but the starter is very
cranky. It alternately squeals, groans, cranks, and occasionally starts.
DR sez there is no replacement starter moter available.
In case the mechanism needs only cleaning and relubrication, I would
like to remove it and try that.
1. Does that make sense?
2. Any guidelines or warnings about how to remove it (I am handy, but
inexperienced with motors)?
3. Any other suggestions?
Thanks very much in advance for your help.