Hello!Thank you for choosing Just Answer for the solution to your problem.My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am going to assist you with this.
By the wording of your question, I think that you are under the impression that you have contacted a manufacturer? MTD?
Just Answer is a help site, not affiliated with any manufacturer, nor do we sell parts of any kind.
We are an information source only.
But I can help you if you wish.
I would just need to know 2 things:
1. What are the model and spec numbers of the engine?
2. Is this a 12V starter you are looking for, or a 120V starter?
Give me a few minutes to look this up for you.
This starter is still available.
It is part number 33329E, and is available from a variety of sources online, including these: