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#1 Pudycatz OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Battery is 3 months old, Have to charge after mowing from week to week. Ground seems to be tight and good. Also have star washers on it. (If alternator needs replaced what can I expect to pay.)  All replies are greatly appreciated.



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Fellow tractor fans, I don't mean this as a negative statement or question. Wouldn't be better to included type of tractor or equipment, type of motor, age and so on? I have experience with electrical equipment  but in this case didn't know what a LX 279 is or if we were considering a starter/generator or alternator. Please don't take the in the wrong text but I see people all the time asking for pictures, what type of motor etc. I think a good bit of the time we need to trouble shoot a problem before replacing parts.

 

This group impressed me with really being interested in helping and learning, that why I enjoy logging in and read the posts.

 

Pudycatz this was something I have noticed many times and is not meant to be criticism toward you or anyone else.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 08:44 PM

check the battery connection both + and -. Also have the battery checked for a dead cell. New batteries go bad sometimes.
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#4 Pudycatz OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:06 PM

. Wouldn't be better to included type of tractor or equipment, type of motor, age and so on

 

1998 J.D. LX 279 17 HP Kawasaki engine. No hour meter. 


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:46 PM

My question is what is the battery voltage (not running) and the voltage (when running) https://www.youtube....h?v=0ewskkElqCo



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:04 AM

My question is what is the battery voltage (not running) and the voltage (when running) https://www.youtube....h?v=0ewskkElqCo

I agree you can check the engine alternator with a volt meter at battery with engine running



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:37 AM

I checked voltage. 12.5 not running, after starting 12.3 and with PTO engaged 11.5



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Sounds like the regulator is kaput.



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 03:43 PM

Had battery checked, no dead cell. I guess i'll bite the bullet and invest in a voltage regulator.






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