15 hp briggs & stratton missing parts

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15 hp briggs & stratton missing parts

I recently purchased a craftsman riding lawn mower with a 15 hp briggs & stratton ohv engine and know it needs a starter but there's three wires hanging and I have no clue what they go to. Can anyone help? I have a photo of what I think is something missing. Thanks, Rob.
 
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Old 07-09-12, 07:00 PM
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See the two connectors in the center of the pic with the red, orange, blue, and black wires? Those connect to the other two connectors.
 
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Thank you for your help! Hope that I get the right connections.
 
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They will only plug in one way.
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"See the two connectors in the center of the pic with the red, orange, blue, and black wires? Those connect to the other two connectors."

I'm wondering if there is another possibility. I see 4 unconnected white connectors. On left near dipstick is the one from stator , the DC and AC and I don't see the connector for it to join to, to go to dash area. In centre left I see the blue/green which I think is for the lights and again I don't see the one it connects to leading to the lights. Centre right , the orange (or yellow) and red would be one lead back to key switch magneto terminal and the other lead bringing DC for the carb solenoid. It would connect to the connector shown far right with it's black coming from coil and red going to carb solenoid. At least that's how the MTD I did last night was set up. Unless no light connector is shown and the centre left one is the one for the DC/AC to the dash area.
 
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The one with the red and black wire at the right of the pic is to the anti-backfire solenoid on the carb. It connects to the connector with the blue and black wires. The connector with the red and black hanging from the engine on the left are to the stator. They connect to the connector with the red and orange wires. The headlight connector is barely showing at the right of the picture, mostly cut off by the pic.
 
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right, I see now, the light wires are in the loom
 
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Thanks Cheese, For the wire description. Everything worked out fine but I have one problem. With my starter came a bracket ( recitifer ) I am not sure if I spelled it correctly but I can not figure out were the bracket goes . No instructions from B&S of course. The starter it self has a little play but works like a charm. Thanks again!
 
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The bracket, is it basically a hose clamp with a small mounting bracket? If so, no need for it. That's for use on a different model.
 
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Yes, exactly! Thanks for all of your help cheese
 
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No problem, glad you got it!
 
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Hi again, I wasn't sure if I was to post a new post but this is related to my original question. When I started the riding mower it seemed like the starter didn't want to engage with the flywheel on motor and wouldn't release it after engaging and caused the new problem that I have now. I just wondered what would cause the flywheel to shear ( cut ) the starter gear to pieces?
 
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Did you remove the spark plug and make sure the engine will turn over ok ie not seized? Also check the flywheel with a magnet . If it is steel , not aluminum, then you would need the 14 tooth steel starter gear. Post the model type and code on the engine.
 
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Correct, check the teeth on your flywheel. Will a magnet stick to them? If so, you have the wrong gear on your starter and you need the steel gear.
 
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Hi 38racing, The motor runs like a new one Model 28N707, Code 9409094A . I usually been getting my parts from parts tree but lately they've been sending the wrong parts. I will also check to see if the flywheel is aluminum or steel . Thanks for the help, Rob.
 
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Just sold one of those to a friend, around same year too. It had the plastic gear. Might want to check the flywheel for any damage that would eat the starter gear. Was the engine hard to crank? maybe you need the valves adjusted. When I bought mine used the gear was chewed because it needed the valves done.
 
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I checked the flywheel and a magnet did not stick to it. The teeth on the flywheel look alright to me but what do I know, that's why I am here The engine cranked better than most cars do. Thanks for your help cheese and 38racing!
 
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