Snowblower Electric Start ?

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Old 01-14-18, 11:14 AM
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Snowblower Electric Start ?

Toro 824 Power Shift
Tecumseh 8 HP
Model # 38540

Even though I've used 5-30 full synthetic for the last 4 years and now with way too many mornings in -20's it is getting to be a bear to pull. Yesterday I had to gently heat the bottom of the engine with my heat gun, started right up then.

My manual says the Toro electric starter kit is P/N 37-4810

About all I can find is an aftermarket one sold in Marshall, MN for $89


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Main question is do these electrics have more torque than I do?

Looking at the machine I notice a wire, what the heck is that for? Can't be something 120 V.


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When I bought this at Coast to Coast he asked if I wanted electric start, "nah, I don't need that."


Opinions welcomed.

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Old 01-14-18, 12:02 PM
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There is no 120v wiring on the machine. That wiring looks like it may be the oil level sensor.

I put one of those electric starters on my Toro. Works great. It has a combination pushbutton/male 120v receptacle module which makes for no extra wiring. It slips a little in the very cold but has saved a lot of rope pulling.
 
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Old 01-14-18, 12:22 PM
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I was looking a little further. Yours is a little different than my starter.
Most likely from the different engine size. Mine is a 5hp Tec. and yours is an 8hp Tec.
northern tool/product_25605
db electrical/products/tecumseh-starter-33329-33329c-33329d-33329e-37000.html

Definitely worth the investment.
 
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Is the 5 HP always equipped with a "toothed" Flywheel or Ring Gear ?
 
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Old 01-14-18, 01:45 PM
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I think mine has a toothed flywheel.
 
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Old 01-14-18, 06:03 PM
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Definitely worth the investment

Thanks Pete, I would have answered earlier but I was watching that incredibly boring Vikings game.

I'll give them a call in the morning and see if they have it in stock. I did start it for the first time this season late November and it started on the first pull as usual, little cooler this time around.

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