I am having problems with my electric start. The starter motor will spin but it will not move up to engage with the main gear teeth on the motor to start it. I just finished replacing the solenoid with a new one but it did not fix the problem. Any ideas anyone?
Just had this problem yesterday on the exact same motor but it was a 35 instead of a 30. there were 2 things that we did. 1 was that the motor had been sitting around for 4 years without being ran. So we oils the bendix, spin it,oil, spin, oil,spin etc. Also the battery was dead so we threw a charger on the battery let it sit for 5 min and it engaged properly and turned the motor over a few times.
if you oil or grease it too much it will stick ,and overlubricating will attract dirt and make the problem worse. again clean the shaft area with a solvent even seafoam or alcohol will work. and LIGHTLY oil it.