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05-29-11, 12:09 AM   #1  
Engine starter change

I bought a sears 10 hp 5000 watt generator about 12 years ago. Back then I was in a lot better health, so it didn't really matter to me, it was pull start, now it does. My question is how hard would it be to change it over. I have kind of looked it over, and the block has a knock out for a starter, but would I have to change the flywheel, or is it already there, and just need a starter and controls.

 
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06-02-11, 04:43 PM   #2  
Likely there is teeth or something for a starter on the flywheel. but you could check by taking off the engine shroud. putting in the starter is a breeze if you have the shroud off and the correct starter.

 
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06-03-11, 06:38 AM   #3  
I have the same engine on a riding mower, but electric start. If worst came to worst, and I couldn't use the starter, I was going to change engine, I just didn't really want to go that far. I use that mower for plowing snow.

 
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06-03-11, 01:23 PM   #4  
If you have the same engine on a different machine with an electric start i would be willing to bet the generator motor would have all of the connections there to just add the starter, since it would be easier for the company to produce motors that way than making people change out the flywheel just the use the starter motor.

 
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06-05-11, 07:58 AM   #5  
I also have a 10 hp Sear 5000 watt generator, it came without electric start. You have the Tecumseh engine, correct?

I had to replace the flywheel, there was no ring gear on it. It did have the knockout though.

The parts are getting expensive but you should be able to find them.

 
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