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Craftsman LT1000 starter problem

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My new Craftsman starter is having a tough time turning the engine over and is breaking the starter gear. Did i buy a weak(cheap) starter, if so what should i get.
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There's dozens of LT 1000's with a very wide assortment of engines.
Post the Model#

IF you have a Briggs OHV engine, proper valve lash is required for the compression release to function properly.
A sheared flywheel key can allow the ignition timing to be off. IF advanced, it can fire too soon, "pushing back" against the starter and breaking "something".
I think Briggs has different starter gears for different flywheel materials. (steel/aluminum)

What's the rest of the story about this? Basket case or??
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