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#1 saleen322 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 05:39 PM

I accidently posted this on the Yahoo site, sorry. Thanks for your manuals. I bought a new to me 8171 that does not appear to be charging. The Onan manual I downloaded here provides some test points for me to try to track down the problem. Again, thanks!

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 06:06 PM

saleen322,:welcometogttalk:


Glad to have you with us.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Glad we can help! When you figure out what's wrong, be sure to let us know what it was.

&:welcome: to GTTalk!

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 07:00 PM

Welcome!

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 02:19 AM

Welcome!

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Here is a picture of it before cleaning or being taken off the trailer and a quick update. It is definitely not charging. Sometimes I over think things and then I realized, just disconnect the battery while it is running. As soon as the battery was disconnected, it shut off like you hit the switch. I am going to fab up puller and take the flywheel off today. I will keep you posted. Again, thanks for the help.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 04:30 AM

Pretty good looking machine.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 07:01 AM

Nice looking Gravely!

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:36 PM

Glad we can help! When you figure out what's wrong, be sure to let us know what it was.

&:welcome: to GTTalk!

I pulled the flywheel and the stator plug was a mess. One of the pins was pushed back and the wires were bare, frayed, shorting each other out, and had a number of broken strands. I hated to do it but I had to cut out the connectors for the rectifier and stator. The stator plug is on the left. I was shocked the stator and rectifier were not hurt by the shorting wires.
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I soldered in new connectors, put new wire loom on it, and sprayed it with plastic coat. I put it back together and one of the good things was I was able to clean up the engine a little.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 12:37 AM

:wave: saleen322 Welcome to GTTalk! Sorry it took me a couple of days to see this post.
That's a very clean looking Gravely! Glad that you got your problem figured out and thanks for letting us know!

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 06:44 AM

What size deck is on there?

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 05:22 PM

What size deck is on there?


It is a 50 inch and pretty sound. However, now I have PTO problem and, at the risk of burning you guys out, I need some advice. Since it is in a different direction, I will pick it up in a new thread. :wallbanging:

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Going to pick up my new GRAVLEY 816 tomorrow, learning more and more about these HEAVY duty machines. Not as nice looking as yours but not to many around my area. Got 12 hp 1972 commerial walk behind with snow bower and deck and saulky just after xmas works great but very heavy to use. Have to rebuild the Kohler smokes a bit. The 816 has Onan, hope it dosen,t smoke 16.5 hp looks like it sat outside most off it,s life but it won,t have to stay out in cold or heat anymore.Masseys on back burner for now they don.t look to happy!




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