Briggs engine conversion to electric start

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Old 06-19-08, 03:51 AM
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Briggs engine conversion to electric start

I have a Briggs and Stratton MODEL 217802 - TYPE 0114E1 pullstart of a Swisher 44 inch tow behind mower i want to convert to a electric start. My current flywheel has no teeth but I see a flywheel ring gear (Part# 696537) is available.

How difficult is this retrofit.
 
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Old 06-19-08, 07:36 AM
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A lot depends on your current fly wheel in does it have holes in it to attach with bolts the ring gear. Many do not and you will need a complete flywheel with ring gear. You may have to alter the flywheel cover so the starter can be mounted and a dust cover to go over the starter gear will be needed. A solnoid with some form of switch to power the solnoid to pass the current from a battery to the starter and mounting of the battery, switch and solnoid to the mower would pretty much do the job. It all depends on how handy you are as it can be done. I have completed several of these that others have started and it overwhelmed them.
 
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Old 06-19-08, 09:39 PM
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If you don't want to be constantly hooking up the battery to a charger, you're going to need an alternator as well.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I was going to power it off the riding lawnmower battery for the start up. Just a simple male/female two pole attachment so polarities don't get crossed.

B & S hasn't been to helpful. I get caned messages from them stating basically to contact a B & S authorized dealer. My curremt flywheel is PN 693555. I think I'll ask them if this flywheel will take the flywheel ring gear (Part# 696537) and see what they say. I can pop it off but would want to get all the parts first so I can just keep working. Tghis will nmost likely be my winter project.

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Old 06-28-08, 02:36 AM
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I am looking to convert my swisher t-44 mower w/10.5 hp b&s to electric start, running into the same problems, will share any info I come across.
 
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Originally Posted by CHIURATO View Post
Thanks for the replies. I was going to power it off the riding lawnmower battery for the start up. Just a simple male/female two pole attachment so polarities don't get crossed.

B & S hasn't been to helpful. I get caned messages from them stating basically to contact a B & S authorized dealer. My curremt flywheel is PN 693555. I think I'll ask them if this flywheel will take the flywheel ring gear (Part# 696537) and see what they say. I can pop it off but would want to get all the parts first so I can just keep working. Tghis will nmost likely be my winter project.

Thanks again!
looking up the mower engine. it shows a electric starter however no part number so that means its not available for this engine. also the diagram shows no ring gear listed for this model engine. your flywheel is number 23A in the diagram and thats the only one with a part number listed. so the ring gear won't work

 
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Need help with Snapper LT14H, tranny in back

I need to change the fluid in my snapper, I purchased the mower used, therefor I haven't any manual. Please tell me what fluid is used and how it is drained. The mower is a LT14H14 model, I can make out these letters/#'s on it the transmission BDV 105 120 A9117 54495. This is a guess due to there being no paint left but a little blue and the stamp/etching is worn. I have tried to contact snapper via E-Mail and also look for a diagram on line, to no avail. I appreciate any help Thank you so much
 

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5 years later and I'm going to do it...........

Decided to get a whole new flywheel Part #693557 which has the teeth and pull the existing flywheel (Part #693555). Both are listed in the parts diagram for my engine ( MODEL 217802 TYPE 0114E1 CODE 050227ZA). Mounting holes for the starter are also present on the engine block so I will used the corresponding starter (697352). As far as the blower housing goes, it has vertical slots as opposed to holes so if the new flywheel is a bit higher, I'll just use the lower end of the slot.

As I said, I'll just start the engine off the lawn cart so I won't have to fool around with also putting in an alternator.

Netter late than never huh?
 
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Hello CHIURATO,


CHIURATO; As far as the blower housing goes, it has vertical slots as opposed to holes so if the new flywheel is a bit higher, I'll just use the lower end of the slot.

The flywheel with ring gear will be no higher than the non ring gear, So you won't have a issue with the housing....


Good Luck
 
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I know this is a long shot, but did you ever get this resolved? I have the same intentions; purchased a new flywheel, starter and solenoid. Flywheel fits and I realized I ordered the wrong starter - 14T when it should have been a 16T I believe. My main concern is that since this was originally a pull start, the motor turns in a clockwise manner. Thus I ordered a counter-clockwise starter, but as the starter throws out by hand, it actually throws in a clockwise manner. CCW starters are everywhere and I've yet to find a CW starter. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Of course I know this thread is several years old.

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All of the engines will run clockwise. The starter turns counterclockwise to turn the engine clockwise.
 
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Old 09-06-15, 04:45 AM
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Is that engine equipped with an Alternator to keep the e Battery charged so that it's ready to power Is the Starter ?

I recently created a wiring harness for a 1973 AMF rider when I blew up a recoil engine and replaced it with an electric start. So the engine was ready to go; but I had to devise a place for the Battery, Ammeter, Fuse, Solenoid and a more complicated Ignition Switch. It was a good experience . . . . taught me that all wiring diagrams are not created equal.
 
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I'm surprised I didn't get notifications that there were responses to my post; sorry for the delay. I got everything working properly. My motor does turn clockwise, the starter I ordered was counter clockwise, but it screws out in a clockwise manner which had my confused. After wiring it up, it does spin in a counter clockwise manner so it worked perfectly.
 
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yellowdemon, your subscriptions are set to "none", which is why you didn't any notifications. You need to go up to "Thread Tools" and pick "Subscribe to this thread".
 
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Perfect, thanks for the info!
 
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Perfect, thanks for the info!
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I am attempting to do the same thing to my mower. Can you tell me when you bought your parts from and approx cost?
 
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Hi Jules59,

Yellowdemon has only 3 posts as a member and all are in this thread and 3 years old, I think it unlikely to get a reply.

If you start a new thread with the info on your mower and engine, I am sure we can find you some info. I will tell you that it is not a cheap or quick conversion if even possible depending on you equipment...IE: age, model, brand etc.
 
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