Tecumseh Kick Back, Sheared Key
Hello everyone. This is my first post. Please bear with me.
I bought a Craftsman mower for $3 at a yard sale. It is a 371.636111 with a 143.976600 Tecumseh engine. It does not run, hence the $3 price. The oil looks clean and full, little wear on the front self propel wheels, and the plug is clean. Upon inspection I found the blade adapter cracked and the key sheared in two. I purchased a 730235B bowl kit for the carb. No doubt it will need it as it has probably hasn't run for some time.
My question: Would the kickback when starting be due only to the cracked blade adapter? The blade was actually spinning on the shaft. I pulled the starter cup and it looks like the flyweel key is in its correct position. I will attempt to attach a couple photos.
Thanks in advance!