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Electric Starter issues

So here I'am on snowblowing the first big storm of the year and next thing I know the electric starter is hanging off the blower! I already knew that the starter was bad because of chipped teeth, not big deal there.

My question is is it better to leave the starter on to keep the elements out of the flywheel or should I just take it off completely? The machine is a yard machine with a Tecumseh 8hp snow king.
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Take it off and make some sort of cover out of sheet metal?
Get another starter?

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That is what Iam thinking. The starter is so junk.
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I wonder if you could get the parts and rebuild it?
I would make some type of cover for the hole it will leave. Also take it off so it doesn't screw up something else. No point to leave it on just flopping around?

I like an electric starter, saves on the pull cord. But that is me, does it pull start easy?
If mine sits for a few months it is easier to electric start on the initial start, then it pulls starts after that on the first pull.
Trying to pull start it on the initial start takes a bunch of pulls to get her going.
I figure I am saving wear and tear on the pull start by using the electric start.

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It does not pull start easy. Half of the teeth on the starter are missing, so Iam guessing it would be a pretty big rebuild, might even be better just to get a new starter.
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A quick look,


Edit, hmm link did not work I searched using "Tecumseh 8hp snow king starter" and some on Amazon came up.
Seems like they will be around $60 bucks. (don't know if they are for yours, I used Tecumseh 8 hp snow king starter for the search.)

There maybe some cheaper priced starters somewhere too.
I would have to search, maybe someone else here will know of another source?

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Nope, I can't link Amazon I guess?

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It does not pull start easy. Half of the teeth on the starter are missing, so Iam guessing it would be a pretty big rebuild, might even be better just to get a new starter.
I would say that it is shot!

Maybe it got that way from someone trying to start it when it was loose?

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If it's just the pinion, you'll opt for just replacing it.

When you see the prices for new starters (MSRP $247) ; you''ll want to make it a small "summer" project.

Here's a new Pinion on eBay for $13.90:

Tecumseh 37050 37052 Starter Gear 16 Tooth Fits 120V Starters AHSTC5302 | eBay

I know which I'd choose; but that may just be me.
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Thanks Vermont007! Do you know of any vids that would help with this type of installation?
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