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50 Champion starter problem

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  • 50 Champion starter problem

    I started my 50 Champion and ran the motor for about a minute. Then I shut it off and tried to start it again. The starter would not engage but it did whirl. Is it the solenoid or the starter?

    Gus Pratt

  • #2
    starter drive. or bendix as some call it. It's possible it could be cleaned. Try letting it spin a few seconds and try again for a few times

    Tex E. Grier


    • #3
      Well I took out the starter and spray WD-40 into it until I was able to see that it was working properly. I put it back in and was able to start it about 20 times or more without it sticking.