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#1 Mennitti OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 06:33 PM

We had a mower donated for our baseball fields.  The owner said it will not charge the battery.  We also found that after charging the battery it will drain and not start the next day once we charged it.  He claims he tore the engine apart and the engine is putting out voltage. We replaced the battery and the ignition switch this week on his advice.  Any ideas on what part needs replaced?  (Under the battery tray where the green wire connects to a mechanical assembly there is a yellow/white wire beside it not connected to anything.)

 

Here is the schematic.  Thanks.

 

http://www.partstree...ctrical-system/


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Welcome to GTT. If the battery dies overnight, I would suspect that you have a short circuit. The most common place for this is in the voltage regulator. Go to our Manuals Section and find the correct manual for you tractor and see if it has a troubleshooting guide. The engine manual may have it too. What engine does it have? Have you taken the battery out, charged it, and tested it, the next day? Good Luck, Rick

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 07:11 PM

16.5hp Briggs and Stratton 42a707.

We replaced the battery Thursday.  I fully charged it last night, today it had to be recharged to start the engine.


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 07:32 PM

I would suggest a short circut also. As boyscout said check the voltage regulator  or the solenoid. Good Luck. Welcome to the forum.                               Roger


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 08:12 PM

disconnect the voltage regulator and see if the battery will stay charged if so start checking at voltage regulator and stator coil.


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:00 PM

B&S 42a707 should have a Diode on the red charge wire coming out from under the flywheel.If that Diode is bad is will allow voltage back into the Stator even with the key Off.Some times it burns up the stator when the diode goes out.

 

Pull the flywheel and have a look at your Stator.If you see any discoloring on the coils on the stator than it's more than likely burnt up.Coils on the stator should be a nice copper color.

 

Would not worry about the Yellow wires.More than likely the one that's hanging loose goes to the seat safety switch.

 

Here's a used but tested stator for sale cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/...ZAAAOSw9~RXI9tT


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 10:29 AM

With the key off insert a current meter into the + lead from the battery. If you read a current then you have a short somewhere. You can then start disconnecting loads until you find the short. The series diode is a good candidate.



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Posted June 07, 2016 - 04:00 PM

The shop where this was originally purchased also told me diode was likely the problem.  What do they look like?

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 04:12 PM

If the diode is the bulge to the right of the white plug, I am getting ground on both sides using a test light.

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 04:16 PM

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 04:57 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=qSDRsz5-t7I

 

Watch video maybe helpful


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