My starter went kaput about a week ago. I was going to push snow, and i was able to get her started, but she died while I was playing with the choke during initial warm up. I pulled the starter rod again, and nothing. At the time, I gave up and fell back on the thrower.
In the meantime, I have pulled the starter, removed the switch, applied voltage on the bench to try to rule out a switch problem. I clipped the negative end of the jumper cable to the housing. There was some sparking when I touched the positive end of the jumper cable to the copper lug where the switch contacts, but no movement of the starter.
I've got the starter on the bench now, and when I did an ohm test between the starter lug and the starter body, it did show continuity. Is this normal?
I have not done any further disassembly other than to remove the "window strip" (brushes look good), because I'm not sure what to test. I looked for a trouble shooting guide, but didn't find any procedure that didn't require sophisticated shop equipment (such as the growler) that I don't have. Money is tight right now, and I'd like to fix it myself if I can.
Eddie - a 1959 International Lo-Boy named after my father in law, who who bought her new.