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Starter for B&S 407777 engine #4498754
08/26/17 02:52 PM
08/26/17 02:52 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
Donald  Offline OP
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Upstate NY
Vertical shaft engine in Husq riding mower circa 2001.

Starter just spins but does not engage engine. Once out of 50 tries it engaged and started the engine. But not today.

New starter or starter clutch or ??

If a clutch is it easy to replace?

My riding mower is not my focus these days, I need it to run with minimal time spent.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Starter for B&S 407777 engine [Re: Donald] #4498774
08/26/17 03:24 PM
08/26/17 03:24 PM
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Eddie Offline
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Clean up and lightly lube the starter shaft and gear. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Starter for B&S 407777 engine [Re: Donald] #4498918
08/26/17 07:43 PM
08/26/17 07:43 PM
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Maryland
chemman Offline
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AMEN on only lightly lubing the starter shaft!!!!

When I first tore down & rebuilt my B&S starter I smeared a dab of light moly grease on the starter shaft. It was too much! I wiped it off and sprayed the shaft with some WD-40 and then it worked like new!


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Re: Starter for B&S 407777 engine [Re: Donald] #4499466
08/27/17 01:29 PM
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jeepman3071 Offline
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Try the grease first, but you may need a new starter. Common on those Briggs engines. Check ebay you can usually find one for $30-40.


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