About a week ago I picked up another 3410S. The story was that it came from some old guy's estate and it had been sitting for decades in an old chicken coop. The battery was 70's vintage, the tires all still have little nipples on them although their pretty well dryrotted.
The price was right so it came home with me. I gave $100 for the tractor, mower deck, rear tiller, snow plow, chains, four wheel weights, and a JD cart.
The first thing I did was change the fluids, pump up the tires and dropped in a new battery.
The fuel tank was clean and dry, the fuel line was off at the carb and both were plugged. I replaced the fuel hose, filter, and filled the tank.
The first issue was that the starter solenoid won't make the connection, it clicks but no voltage passes through the battery cables, so I replaced the solenoid with a good used one I had.
To my surprise, it fired right up, it barely made a full revolution and it was running, and running good at that. It'll idle down to almost nothing as well.
From the very start, the GEN light on the dash was on and never goes out. The battery seems to be charging, I get 12.56v with the engine off, and 12.91 running, yet the light is always on.
This model doesn't have an ammeter, just the idiot light.
The wiring looks decent, nothing looks chewed but on start up it did blow a half pound of acorns out of the muffler and fan shroud. (I did pull back the shroud and vacuumed out the rodent debris).
Does anyone have a diagram for the wiring for the GEN light circuit? Is there a quick test to check the condition of the generator or regulator?
Edited by makeitfit, July 23, 2014 - 09:01 PM.