Small Engine Parts
Tecumseh Starters  
Find Tecumseh starters and parts by OEM part number in the starter parts list below.  
32450B Starter Cord  

33290D / 33290E Starter  H30 to H35, HS40 to HS50, HSSK40 to HSSK50, LH models,
OH195, OHSK
 

33328D Starter  H50 to H70, HSK50 to HSK70, HH60, HMSK105, TVM125 to TVM140, 7 HP
Snow King engines
 

33432 Starter Drive Gear  H50 to H70, HSK50 to HSK70, HH60, HMSK105, TVM125 to
TVM140, 7 HP Snow King engines
 

33607A / 29316 Starter  H35, HS50, OH, OHH  

33712 Starter Brushes Holder Assembly  

33835 / 32817 / 32510 Starter  OH120, OH140, OH160, OH180, HH models, VH models  

33844 Starter Drive Gear  OH120, OH140, OH160, OH180, HH models, VH models  

33848 Starter Brushes Holder Assembly  

35709 Starter  LEV, LV195, OVRM, TVS  

36086 Starter  VLV55, VLV65  

36463 / 36680 Starter  HM, HMSK, OH, OHM, OHSK, OHV13, OVXL120, OVXL125, TVM,
TVXL220
 

36795 / 36264 Starter  OHV135 to OHV17, OV490  

37000 / 33329D / 33329E Starter  HM70, HM80, HM85, HM90, HM100, HMSK70,
HMSK80, HMSK85, HMSK90, HMSK100, (8, 10, and 12 HP Snow King engines), LH models,
OHM110
 

37284 Starter  OV691EA, OV691EP, TVT691, VTX691  

37425 / 36914 Starter  OHV110, OHV115, OHV120, OHV125, OHV130, OV358, OHV358EA  

37442 / 35899 / 36959 Starter End Cap  

590387 Lawnmower Starter Handle  

590487 Starter Spring  

590574 Snowthrower Starter Handle  

590414 Recoil Starter Spring  635, 650, 670, H35 to H70, LAV35 to LAV50, TVM125 to
TVM140, TVS90, V50 to V70
 

590420 / 590420A Recoil Starter  AH600, AV520, ECV, LAV, H, HH, HS25 to HS40,
HXL35, OVRM40, TVS, TVXL105
 

590556 Starter  AH600, HSK600, HSK635, TH098  

590670 / 590653 / 590650 Starter  HSK800, HSK840, TH139  

590685B / 590633 / 590593 Recoil Starter  HHM80, HM80, TVM195, TVXL  

590732A / 590472 / 590738 / 590673 / 590666 Recoil Starter  AV520, H30, H35,
H40, H50, H60, HS40, HS50, HXL840, LEV90, LEV100, LEV115, LEV120, LV148, LV156, LV195,
OH195, OHH60, OVRM50, OVRM60, OVRM65, OVRM105, OVRM120, TVM125, TVM140,
TVS90, TVS100, TVS105, TVS115, TVS120, TVS600, TVXL840, VLV50, VLV55, VLV60,
VLV126
 

590737 / 590686 / 590621 Recoil Starter  AV520, H30, LEV100, LEV105, LEV115,
LEV120, LV, OVRM105, TVS90 to TVS120, TVXL840, VLV, Sears ECV100
 

590739 / 590702 / 590637 Recoil Starter  AV600, LEV80, LEV100, LEV115,
LEV120, LEV150, LV195EA, OV195EA, OV195XA, ORVM60, OVRM65, OVRM105, OVRM120,
TVS90, TVS100, TVS115, TVS120, TVS600, ULT60,  VLV60, VLV65, VLV66, VLV126
 

590742 / 590787 / 590707 / 590648 Recoil Starter  AV520, AV600, H35, HSK40,
HSK60, HSK70, HSSK40, HSSK50, HSSK55, LH195, TV085, 4HP to 5.5HP Snow King engines
 

590745 Recoil Starter  HSK850, TH139  

590748 / 590788 / 590671 / 590746 Recoil Starter  HM80, HM90, HM100, LH318XA,
LH358EA, OH195, OH318, OHH50, OHH55, OHH60, OHH65, TVM220
 

590749 / 590749A / 590789 Recoil Starter  HMSK80, HMSK90, HSMK100, 8HP, 9HP
and 10HP Snow King engines, OHSK55, OHSK70, OHSK120
 

590751 Recoil Starter  OHV models  
About Tecumseh Starters:

Starters used on Tecumseh engines vary from pull
cord recoil styles used as the only starting method
on most smaller displacement engines; to 12 volt
and 120 volt electric starters used on larger
displacement engines. Many larger engines also
incorporate both styles. In both recoil and electric
starters there are numerous designs used on
various Tecumseh engine models.

The main components of the recoil starter are:
- The housing which usually bolts on to the engine
shroud on most Tecumseh engines.
- A starter pulley that serves as a means of guiding
and rewinding the pull rope.
- A coiled rewind spring that attaches to both the
starter pulley and housing; and provides force
though spring tension to retract the pull rope.
- A casing attached to both the starter pulley and
housing though the center which holds the starter
pawls. Starter pawls serve as hooks that catch the
starter cup which is bolted to the flywheel and
provide a mechanical connection between the
starter and the crankshaft.
- A starter pull cord rope that is available in many
sizes based on the size of the engine.
- A starter handle which attaches to the outer end
of the pull cord rope and is also available in many
shapes and sizes.

The main components of electric starters are:
- The housing which is either cylindrical or
irregular square shaped and serves to hold the
other components of the starter. Some housings
bolt to the engine crankcase though an external
bracket while others have bolt holes built into the
drive cap.
- A shaft and armature that passes through the
housing and both end caps.
- Starter brushes and spring loaded holder that
attaches to the housing and allows the brushes to
contact the armature.
- A spring loaded gear mechanism that extends
and retracts the gear to engage the starter with the
ring gear on the flywheel.
- An attached switch, plug and cable that is only
used on 120 volt models.

Repair of both styles of Tecumseh starters
depends on individual experience and capabilities;
however replacement of the entire starter on
Tecumseh engines is not a complicated procedure.
For more information on Tecumseh starter repair
and model application refer to the parts lookup
and repair manuals sections on our site.

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