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zippy

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Post Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:57 am

wiring electric start genie shovel

Hi, I want to wire in a hand start lever to replace my solenoid, however for the life of me i cant work out how to do it.
I have the hand starter and relay. Does any body now how to do this?
Please help zippy
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JohnR

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Post Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:05 pm

Spyke shows some manual switch's Dont know if one of them fits your application though?

http://www.spyke1.com/starterparts.htm
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BRAD

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Post Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:46 am

On my son's shovel I just took a short piece of spring steel,like feeler gauge, drilled a hole in one end and bolted to post on end of solenoid. put rubber cap back on and you just push on the end of cap to short the posts together. works fine and you don't need any remote starter button or relay.
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100incscoot

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Post Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:13 pm

i did the same as brad but be careful that feeler gauge will cut the shit out of you if it comes loose from the vise on the drill press when drilling it
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krazy loop

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Post Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:36 am

I am wondering if anyone may have had the problem of the thin steel strip spot welding itself to the contact terminal?
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shoveled71

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Post Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:59 pm

I used a stainless steel hose clamp to do the same thing as the feeler guage about 20 years ago and would never go back to relay and button, no trouble in 20 years. Spike
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BRAD

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Post Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:09 pm

krazy, the posts you are shorting together are the big hot one from the battery to the little one that used to come from the button/relay. The disc in the solenoid still handles the heavy current so not a lot of current goes thru the spring steel ,so no welding occurs.
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100incscoot

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Post Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:03 pm

mines just used as a back up in case theres a problem with the button or relay
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krazy loop

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Post Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:34 pm

100inch, that is an excellent idea.
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