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Tecumseh Parts

Tecumseh makes a wide range of durable lawn & garden equipment engines, but even the best engines can have problems every now and then. Save money by repairing issues yourself with replacement parts from Sears PartsDirect.

Tips for servicing Tecumseh lawn and garden equipment engines

Performing maintenance work on lawn & garden equipment engines is something that can be done at home, but it's important to remember that your safety should always come first. Whether you're doing some routine service work on your Tecumseh engine or fixing a faulty part, there are a few easy tips to remember to safely carry out your tasks.

  • Understand the owner's manual before starting any work. Familiarize yourself with any diagrams and parts listings so you can confidently put everything back the right way.
  • When working on the engine, disconnect the spark plug. This will help prevent the engine from accidentally starting, which could save yourself from serious injury.
  • Always wear eye protection. It's important to keep your eyes covered with safety glasses so that oil, gas or other irritants don't get in your eyes.
  • If you are working underneath a riding mower, don't use a homemade lift or ramps to elevate the mower. There's always a chance they can fail and cause the mower to fall on top of you.

These are some of the parts that may break down on your Tecumseh engine:

  1. Starter motor—When the key in the ignition of a riding mower is turned, the starter motor spins the flywheel that starts the engine.
  2. Carburetor—The carburetor mixes the right amount of fuel and air to create a combustible mixture for ignition in the engine cylinder. Clean or replace the carburetor if it’s not providing the cylinder with the right fuel mixture.
  3. Recoil starter—The recoil starter spins the flywheel to start the engine on a walk-behind lawn mower when you pull the starter rope. If the starter rope doesn’t retract or the recoil starter doesn’t spin the engine, you may need to replace the recoil starter.
  4. Air filter—The air filter is an essential part of the fuel supply system. A dirty air filter won’t allow enough air to flow through the carburetor and into the engine cylinder. Clean or replace the air filter if it’s dirty.

If your Tecumseh lawn and garden engine breaks down

Your mower may be fine, but if your engine breaks down, you're not going to get very far. Sometimes, you can just replace a part of the engine without investing in a whole new component. For example, if your engine won't start, the spark plug might not be receiving current from the ignition coil. This may signify a problem with the coil itself or with the spark plug.

If your engine starts but struggles to do so, the engine may be receiving too much fuel or not enough fuel from the carburetor. Check the carburetor carefully and replace it if necessary.

If your engine battery keeps draining prematurely, you'll want to check the alternator and the voltage regulator. Either one of these components may be to blame.

Ordering replacement parts for your Tecumseh engine

Sears PartsDirect makes it easy to order Tecumseh parts. You can enter the model number into the search bar to find a list of compatible parts or browse by category if you don't have the model number available.

Each part that you order through Sears PartsDirect is a genuine replacement part from the original manufacturer and is guaranteed to fit. If you have any questions or concerns during the shopping process, we at Sears PartsDirect are available to assist you.