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WILLIAM CONI

Sears Snow Blower - won't start with electric starter.

I have a Sears 30" 11 HP snow Thrower model No. 536-881114 with electric start. The electric start currently dosen't work. Nothing happens when the button is pushed. I had a Sears tech look at it when I had my tracter serviced and he determined that the switch inside the unit is defective. The motor appears OK so it comes down to the switch. When pushed in no noise, no power seems to be coming through, tested with a meter. Sears tells me )through the tech) that the whole part - switch and motor will cost $450. That's crazy when it's jsut the switch. It's also crazy when the entire snow thrower only cost less than $800 new. I hope that you can point me to where I can purchase the switch alone. Actually I found the part as a replacement (Starter kit
PART NUMBER: 6218) for $180 with probably shipping and sales tax that will bring it to $220.00. The switch should cost @ $8.00.

Substitution: 33-738


I look forward to your response.

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Manage My Life
@Robert: There is no battery on this snowthrower with this type of starter system. It's a 110VAC type starter system.
by Manage My Life
May 16th, 2012
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Manage My Life
i work at sears and that switch should not be that much at all. he was prolly just out to do a tracter and u asked him about something he wasnt getting paid for so he just threw a price at you. trust me. it happens all the time! thank god not in my store lol. anyways, if it was that price then u could just go out and get a whole new one for that price. im sry to here it is broken and im sry sears has let you down. unfortunatly, i do not know whats wrong with it. for the electric start it should have a battery for you to charge. try changing that first or the connections as well thank you i hope i have helped
by Manage My Life
May 11th, 2012
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I do believe the kit you found with part number 33-738 should work for your engine. Be advised that it is an aftermarket replacement starter assembly as the engine manufacturer (Tecumseh) has gone out of business.



Another something that's worth mentioning is that if you can find a local starter repair/rebuild shop, they can very likely fix the switch on your current starter assembly. Places that rebuild automobile starters/alternators can typically do this type of repair for a very reasonable price.



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by Manage My Life
May 11th, 2012
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afritz afritz
I understand that your Sears snow blower will not start with the electric starter. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!
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May 10th, 2012
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