NOTE: The sealed clutch may be installed on older
model engines, by modifying the starter pulley and
crankshaft. The old pulley can be made to fit the new
clutch by cutting off the hub to a dimension of 1/2" as
shown in Fig. 18.
Fig. 18 - Pulley Modification
The crankshaft must be shortened 3/8" and the end
chamfered as shown in Fig. 19. A new screen #221661
is required with the new clutch.
Fig. 19 - Crankshaft Modification
Two types of windup starters have been used. The
control knob release was used with the unsealed four
ball clutch. The control lever release can only be used
with a sealed six ball clutch. See Fig. 20 and Fig. 21.
Fig. 20 - Old Style Starter Assembly
Fig. 21 - Lever Starter Assembly
Before working on equipment, remove spark plug from
engine. Make sure starter spring is not wound. This can
be determined by attempting to turn starter crank
clockwise. If wound tight, release tension by placing
control knob or lever to "Start" position. If starter spring
does not release, place control at "Crank" position. To
prevent injury, hold crank handle with one hand while
removing Phillips head screw and handle assembly from
starter housing. This will release spring. Fig. 22.
Fig. 22 - Releasing Spring
Broken Spring, Windup Starter
To check starter for a broken spring, while unit is still on
engine, place control knob or lever to "Start" position.
Turn cranking handle ten turns clockwise. If engine does
not turn over, either the spring is broken or the starter
clutch balls are not engaged. While turning the cranking
handle, watch the starter clutch ratchet; if it does not
move the starter spring is probably broken.
Remove blower housing. Remove screw holding
cranking handle to housing. Fig. 22. Bend tangs
holding starter spring and housing assembly upward and
lift retainer plate, spring and housing assembly out of
blower housing. Fig. 23.
Fig. 23 - Removing Spring Housing
CAUTION: Do not attempt to remove starter spring from