- Aug 27, 2017
I know there is a lot of information regarding these already but I can't seem to find anything like this. The starter has failed owing to the 3 plastic rods disintegrating. On inspection there is what appears to be a crude weld holding the shaft into the gear wheel. It has failed, but I'm curious to know its function. It can't be designed to take any force as it is so flimsy. Do you think I could use Loctite 638 retaining compound to secure it. My kit came with 3 spare plastic rods so I could get it going again fairly quickly without having to deal with Alton. The kit came new, but is now out of warranty. It has been great so far. Any help appreciated.