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Noma Snowblower - Tecumseh Engine Not Starting

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New to the forum and looking for some guidance in hoping to fix my old snowblower. The blower has worked great up until the last week when I went to fire it up with the electric start and it sounded off. After two attempts the electric starter didn't kick the blower to start. So I tried the pull start several times and could hear the coughing sound but still couldn't get it to start. I started to take pieces apart and I noticed one wire under the tank and above the starter still hanging. I've looked and looked and i can't seem to find where this end is supposed to go. It looks like male prong inside a plastic shield, hoping someone can provide some guidance. Thank you!
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That's for a light, heated grips, it's a power wire.

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well that sucks, lol. So now do I assume its the electric starter that went? I tried to manually start it with the pull and was having no luck, when it initially went with the electric starter the coil spun a couple times but didn't sound like it normally did and then the third time the electric starter although being pressed got no response. I just don't want to invest in a starter for obvious reasons if there is a bigger issue.
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So I think I answered my own question, I went back out to the garage, turned up the choke, primed it and gave several good manual pulls and it started. So I guess its safe to say I need to replace the electric starter!
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Yup. If it's pull starting then the electric is likely shot but you might try cleaning and oiling the shaft the bendix rides on just in case it's good but gummed up.

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If you need a new starter you can order one from several vendors on Amazon for around $109 CDN or $69 USD - shipping included for most. They aren't hard to remove and replace.
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Didn't see where a results came back on the original starter, but don't rule the existing starter out. Remember that the starter button is nothing more than a momentary switch and I've see them go bad before. They can be disassembled and checked with an ohm meter to see if it's closing or not when pressed. I've seen on ebay where someone has cut one off and listed them, assume they fried the starter motor itself. Pretty much disconnect 2 wires and move them from one button to the other.


It's been 'a long' time since I had an actual 120v starter apart but it wasn't too bad. Especially if you think it's toast already, what do you have to lose? I replaced the brushes in one and got it working again, reassembly was a bit tricky from what I remember. In that case I got the new brushes at a motor shop. In fact, if you want to have it checked, I'm betting most motor shops could look at it and possibly fix it also.


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