Swisher Mower Hard to Pull Start

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-07-08, 10:09 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Cool Swisher Mower Hard to Pull Start

I have a Swisher 44" mower that pulls behind a mower or 4 wheeler. It has a 10.5 Tecumseh on it and is very hard to pull start. The choke is hard to get closed on it and takes two people to start it. I would like to know if there is a quick fix or would it be better to change this to a B&S electric start and if so what HP would be a direct fit or would the bolt patter be different?

Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-07-08, 04:07 PM
31YTech's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: EveryWhere
Posts: 1,263
Can you post the model and spec numbers off this engine ?

A Briggs would bolt right in place of the Junkcumseh as long as the crankshaft sizes were the same. But with electric start you would have to deal with a wire harness/switch/solenoid and mounting a battery.

Are you sure the idler arm it fully disengaging the blade belt ?
 
  #3  
Old 05-08-08, 11:12 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Oldtimer54

I will get the numbers off it tonight. It will start if you can get the choke set. I would like to find a riding mower with a good engine and put everything on it. That way I would have all the wiring needed and a gas tank that I may be able to use.

Thanks!
 
  #4  
Old 05-08-08, 05:00 PM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: usa
Posts: 755
Hard to start from compression resistance I would say adjust the valves. Some Tecumseh engines have had a problem with too much compression caused by a bad mechanical compression release on the camshaft. Not knowing what engine, you have this may not apply.

The choke issue may be nothing more than a corroded or kinked cable.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes