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#16 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:09 PM

Yes, the inside of the carb had some but you could see it best in the bowl.

I did test voltage on the battery when running and it was no better then when not running. I will try and test the resistance of the stator.


"Do the stator wires matter which prong they go to on the rectifier? The wires are both red and are the same.

Bill, what do I test the voltge on? The battery, or the two stator wires?"

***Here's your info you're looking for with your questions..

Turn your Multi meter to AC volts and disconnect the stator wires and test the AC voltage coming out of the Stator windings. (Flywheel side plug with meter connected to both of those wires) It should be ~30V AC.. with the motor running @ speed. If not close to that (Above 27.5 V AC) your stator is bad or you may have a shorted wire somewhere. A resistance test tested through the same wires with the MOTOR OFF and testing the same wires will also tell you the state of those windings..

The Rectifier or diode Regulator has two functions- It drops one side of the AC voltage and regulates the amount of DC power transferred to the battery/tractor.

Hope this helps..

Edited by WNYTractorTinkerer, September 29, 2012 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:55 AM

I tested the resistance on those two wires. The reading was all over the place, it was any where between 5 and 250 OHMs.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 01:01 PM

Ryan I seem to have a hard time getting ohm readings ,too, either I can't keep a good connection , shaky hands or touching the probes with you fingers causes goofy readings , I found it's easier using alligator clips and if I can back probe the connector I keep large straight pins you know the ones you mom or grandmother would pin material together while sewing , then clip the alligator to the metal part . You do have the electric part disconnected ? Good luck , Al

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 01:17 PM

Ryan, sorry it has taken so long to get bak to you. First of like AL suggested it is easier to use alligator clips then trying to hold the probes on the connector. Look on page 8.10 and follow the step by step troubleshooting for non charging. This will tell you what the problem is.

I have seen that gel before and I'm not sure what causes it but like Kenny I assume it has to do with the ethanol they put in the gas now a day's.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 01:22 PM

I did not think about how touching he probes would give me an inaccurate reading, I will have to try again.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 11:32 AM

I tried another reading yesterday; the numbers still jump around, just like before.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Did you follow the procedures on T/S the charging system on page 8.10?

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 01:50 PM

No, I just read the troubleshooting again about 12 times. Then retested and found out I have an open circuit. Says that it means my stator is bad.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Good now you have figured out what the problem is and now it can be fixed. Depending on your finances I might be inclined to replace the regulator as well.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Good now you have figured out what the problem is and now it can be fixed. Depending on your finances I might be inclined to replace the regulator as well.


The rectifier? Do you think I should? Or is it just one of things where I should just replace it because I am doing the stator?

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Unless you can figure out what took out the stator then I would replace the rectifier. Does the manual give you some test procedures to checking out the rectifier. I would just hate for you to put a new stator on and the rectifier take that one out as well.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 09:16 AM

I was looking for a part number for the stator, couldn't find anything. I used THIS to try and figure it out, page 59. I just got confused, can anybody tell me what stator I have? Or how to figure it out?




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