- Home centers: 2 stroke and 4 stroke engine oil, spark plugs, mower blades,
wheels, some front wheel drive components. They also have tune-up kits as
well as other service parts like air filters, mufflers, and flywheel keys.
These seem to be mostly for Briggs & Stratton engines but I did find
some Tecumseh parts at a Builder's Square. Home centers are also a good
source for name-brand tools. Stay away from the bargain tools as their
quality is often mediocre.
- Auto supply stores: engine oil, carburetor cleaner, anti-seize, sealer,
hardware, some tools.
- Sears retail stores: 2 stroke and 4 stroke engine oil, spark plugs, mower
blades, wheels, front wheel drive components, air filters, mufflers, and
blade adapters for Craftsman equipment. However, all the general items like
oil and spark plugs can be used on most other engines and the repair parts
will be compatible with much other equipment powered by Tecumseh engines.
Sears is, of course, where you get Craftsman tools which in the past have
been of very high quality. All hand tools also come with an unconditional
- Sears parts centers: these are separate from the retail stores and
generally serve an entire region. They will have all engine parts for
Craftsman and other Sears equipment down to the last nut are available but
you will have to have the complete equipment model number (134.XXXXXX) for
non-engine related parts and/or the complete engine model number (143.XXXXXX)
for engine parts so they can look up the part numbers. Having samples of the
parts you need is a good idea as well.
Sears now has a Web site: Sears
PartsDirect which allows direct ordering of over 4 million parts (so
they claim) based on the parts list (which they provide on-line) for each
product model number.
Parts availability is guaranteed for something like 15 years for most Sears
brand equipment. Since the Tecumseh engine design has really not changed
substantially for a lot longer than this, parts will likely be available
even for an old mower. However, the person at the parts counter may look
at you as if you are from Mars if you are interested in some of the very
low level engine replacement parts like circlips or rod bolts. It would
appear that not many people do this sort of stuff anymore.
- Yard equipment dealers and service shops: most parts for brands of
equipment they sell and repair. Complete equipment model and engine
identification information and samples of the parts you need will prove
For Sears/Craftsman products in particular, the first 3 digits of the Sears
part number identify the actual manufacturer of the equipment. With these
in-hand, you may be able to bypass Sears entirely and buy parts directly