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Starter Generator Direction of Turn.

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I just got hold of a Kohler engine that has the starter generator pulley on the output shaft instead of the flywheel. Did not get the Starter-generator unit. Can one for the flywheel drive be changed to rotate in the opposite direction for this usage? Rod H.

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Dutch, Problem is that I didn't get the s-g unit with the engine, but have an extra flywheel type in the garage. I thought that either the fields or the brushes could be reversed. Just wondering if anyone knew the correct way before I boogered up a good unit. Going to positive ground would do it, but that brings a lot of other problems. I am looking for the easiest way, hopefully without a lot of re-design. By-the-way, this is a Cub Cadet engine that may find its way onto an AC. Rod H.

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Rod, The correct way to do it is buy a set of generator field and starter coils that are wound for the opposite rotation. It will work, however, if you reverse the leads from the 2 coils (1 starter & 1 field). My B-1 generator has a field coil with the wrong polarity. I reversed the leads and it works OK. I did have to lengthen one of the field leads as I recall. Also had to make sure the leads were tied down so they would not rub the armature as it turned. Good luck,

Roy

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