New Service Replacement Engines
Consumer Parts Sales
Consumers may purchase parts from their local dealer which can be identified by using the dealer locator at:
Tecumseh/Lauson/LCT Service Dealer Locator
Current Engine Parts Information
Dealers can get the newest LCT Engine Parts Information from the following link:
LCT Service Parts Catalog
Legacy Engine Parts Information
Tecumseh Power electronic parts lookup libraries are available to dealers through Snap-on Business Solutions and through PartSmart.
Partstree.com is a retail-only website offering parts lookup to the public that you may find helpful. Lookup your parts there, then order from us to receive your dealer discount.
Additional publications that may be helpful are:
Manuals and Service Information
Warranty Policies & Information
New LCT Engine Warranty
Warranty Processing Effective January 1, 2011: A new E-Warranty system was released that allows you to file warranty for current and future LCT or Lauson engines in the market. To get into the secure system, go to www.lausonpower.com, enter your current TecumsehPower dealer number and the password: Lauson, which will allow you to access the system. After you are in the system, you can continue to use that Lauson password or create your own. The warranty reimbursement rate will continue at standard dealer level regardless of the brand you are repairing; Lauson, LCT or TecumsehPower. Please be aware that Legacy engines, those previously produced by TecumsehPower, will continue to be filed through the paper OPEESA-157 claim process.
New Carburetors Warranty Policy: As you are aware, the industry faces many challenges with today’s reformulated fuels that require customers to take additional steps regarding storage and maintenance of their equipment. Based on evaluations of carburetors replaced under warranty, we have found many of them do not have defects in workmanship or quality, however, the damage was the result of improper storage or bad fuel. Therefore, effective on the date of this letter, we will be requiring a completed copy of the Carburetor Warranty Replacement Form returned with the warranty claim and the carburetor for warranty processing. Failure to follow this process will delay the warranty payment to your company.
Legacy TecumsehPower Warranty
Special Note: Please be advised that Tecumseh dealers can no longer file warranty claims online at the old Tecumseh website. Any warranty situation for Legacy Tecumseh engines or Peerless Transmissions must be written up on an OPEESA 157R paper claim form only (Tecumseh part number 693104). The address to send these claims for payment is:
Certified Parts Corporation
Peerless Gear and Transmission
If you have any questions regarding the processing of Tecumseh warranties, please call the Billiou’s Tech Department at 800-245-5468, option 2.
A Brief History
Tecumseh Products Company was founded by tool and die maker Raymond Herrick in 1934. Raymond Herrick applied mass production concepts he had learned from automobile manufacturer Henry Ford to the production of refrigeration compressors.
Following the outbreak of World War II, Tecumseh Products Company was called upon, like many American businesses, to aid in the war effort. This resulted in Tecumseh Products Company using its facilities to manufacture artillery shells for allied forces. Following the end of World War II, Tecumseh Products Company continued its production of refrigeration compressors and expanded into manufacturing compressors for air conditioning units.
In 1956, Tecumseh Products Company purchased the Lauson Manufacturing Company, which was founded in 1895 by John Lauson. By the time of the purchase in 1956, Lauson Manufacturing Company had grown into one of the largest manufacturers of small gasoline engines in the United States. Following the purchase, Tecumseh Products Company dismantled most of the Lauson Manufacturing Company and used the assets to create Tecumseh Power Company
In 2007, the company’s former gasoline engine and power train product lines, which is what the company had been most known for, were sold to Platinum Equity LLC, which did business as Tecumseh Power. Tecumseh engine products at one time
were sold in over 120 countries. In December 2008, the company closed its engine manufacturing division. TecumsehPower sold off its Peerless transmissions business to Husqvarna Outdoor Products effective February 1, 2009.
On February 10, 2009, Platinum Equity LLC announced that Tecumseh Power Company had sold certain assets of its engine business to Certified Parts Corporation. This included the sale of existing and unfinished engine parts inventory, tools to make finished product and certain intellectual property assets. Certified Parts Corporation also assumed responsibility for warranty of previous engine sales.
In an interview published by The Janesville Gazette on February 10, 2009, Certified Parts Corporation President Jim Grafft said “that he plans to move the engine operation to Rock County, Wisconsin, where he owns three facilities in Janesville and one in Edgerton, and will initially supply parts for Tecumseh Power engines. Grafft also said that his company could eventually resume engine production, which Tecumseh Power ceased in December 2008”.
On September 1, 2010, Certified Parts Corporation (CPC) of Janesville, WI announced it had entered into an agreement with LCT, (Liquid Combustion Technology) of Travelers Rest, SC to jointly manufacture air-cooled engines for the outdoor power equipment market.
The agreement provided CPC with engineering, manufacturing, and sales capabilities allowing it to reintroduce the Snow King line of snow thrower engines and other engines formerly manufactured and sold by TecumsehPower. The engines are exclusively represented by LCT, and sold under the Snow King, Lauson, and LCT brands and serviced exclusively by CPC and the existing TecumsehPower dealer/distributor network. Traditionally, the Snow King line of engines had powered more snowthrowers than all other brands combined.
LCT’s horizontal 4-stroke gasoline engine product offering was extended by this agreement and allowed CPC and LCT to provide single cylinder and V-twin vertical engines to outdoor power equipment manufacturers. According to Larry Zeman, VP of Winter Engine Products for LCT, “This establishes LCT as an engine manufacturer of choice as it continues to engineer a new generation of power.”