craftsman-497596-Lawn & Garden Equipment Engine Starter Motor
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Lawn & Garden Equipment Engine Starter Motor 497596


Part #497596

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$140.99 | 
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MSRP: $150.00
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Craftsman, Sears, Briggs & Stratton

Part Information

This starter motor (part number 497596) is for lawn and garden equipment engines.

Starter motor 497596 spins the flywheel to start the engine.

Wear work gloves to protect your hands when installing this part.


1-8 of 19 reviews
Sanford NCReviews 1Votes 0
• 2 months ago
53rod• 2 months ago
Starter Motor

Received the starter a day before posted delivery date. Starter was the exact match. Took old starter off the day before. Put new starter on with a breeze. Took about 30 minutes.

Elmhurst ILReviews 1Votes 0
• 5 months ago
Joe1• 5 months ago
New Starter Motor

I replaced the starter motor on a 20 year old Craftsman lawn tractor. The motor is located in a very tight difficult area to access, however taking a lot of time and a slow process I was able to make the repair.

Norfolk, VaReviews 3Votes 0
• 5 months ago
Amerbadas• 5 months ago

Organize all your nuts and bolts. You will need to remove all the engine panels around even opposite side of starter. They all inter-connect. Have patience taking inside starter bolt out. Quick box ratchet does not fit, you will need to turn 1/4 turns with open end. Unless you have a 7 or 8 year old with small fingers. Starter bolt will have lift clearance once unthreaded. Last but not least, put panels on opposite that you removed. All worth it when she cranks right up.

Sacramento CAReviews 2Votes 1
• 7 months ago
Bruce2• 7 months ago
Fits perfectly....takes time to install.

The part fit perfectly. Installation was difficult, but only because of the way the bolts are positioned. Small strong fingers almost necessary....no room to work. I replaced both starter and solenoid...both work fine. Best to replace battery cables at same time. One of mine would only move enough power to click solenoid, but not run starter.

CaReviews 1Votes 0
• 7 months ago
Rich• 7 months ago
Had it's challenges, but did come out perfect.

It had one difficult bolt, but did work with patience.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
sm • 7 months ago

Hello. We are so glad to hear you had a positive experience with Sears!! We greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing Sears!

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NorfolkReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Big T• 1 year ago
Quick install

Easy install once old starter was removed. greatly improved performance.

Reviews 2Votes 0
• 1 year ago
WyoRose• 1 year ago

The Sears agent was friendly, courteous, and very efficient.

Reviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
treefarmer• 1 year ago
Starter installed

I received the part, installed it with two bolts, put the engine covers back on and was back in business. The part matched exactly the old one that I took off.

1-8 of 19 reviews