22.5 hp Tecumseh V-Twin engine problem


Old 05-11-07, 02:45 PM
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Unhappy 22.5 hp Tecumseh V-Twin engine problem

Some friends and I bought a Tecumseh V-twin engine to be put into a project we were working on. It's an electric start, vertical shaft, the model number is OVT691ep I think.
We bought it since it fit our horsepower and budget requirements. Problems was we have no idea how to start the thing! The electric start just baffles us.
We have a battery/wiring setup connected directly to the starter motor that will start the flywheel spinning but the engine never actually turns over. There's a 6-pin connector that we don't know what to do with.
The motor is brand new, right out of the box, the spark plugs are good, the oil level is fine and we smell gas when the starter runs. Any help or insight would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-11-07, 03:04 PM
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You may not have the kill circuit interupted. The ignition coil should be wired to ground through a switch or connector to a switch...? This is how the engine is shutdown.
Old 05-12-07, 10:06 AM
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It would be helpful to know what you are attempting to power up and how few/much electrical circuitry you need/want. The other thing - and it's probably just your terminology - is you stated the flywheel was spinning but the engine wasn't turning over. Do you mean the starter motor is spinning? But not the flywheel? Please clarify and we'll procede.
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