Equipment to Test Starter Motors
The following equipment is recommended for test and
repair of starter motors.
Volt/Ohm/Ampere (VOA) Meter
The suggested VOA meter is available from your Briggs
& Stratton source of supply. Order as part No. 19236.
The meter may be used to read volts. ohms or amperes
when leads are attached to appropriate connector. Fig.
Fig. 42 - VOA Meter
A growler or armature tester is available from an
Automobile Diagnostic Service supplier.
A known good 12 volt or 6 volt battery is required for
A Trysit Sirometer is available from your Briggs &
Stratton source of supply. Order as part No. 19200. The
Sirometer measures from 800 to 25000 revolutions per
minute (RPM). Fig. 43.
Fig. 43 - Trysit Sirometer (Tachometer)
A starter motor test bracket may be made as shown in
Fig. 44 - Starter Mounting Test Bracket
Brush retainers may be made from scrap pieces of
rewind starter spring as shown in Fig. 45. Select the
Fig. 45 - Brush Retainers