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#1 rudedog OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 09:19 PM

Like the title says my (77/83) lgt 100 is not charging. When I'm just driving around it is fine however when I mow the lawn it seems to drain the battery. I know Members on this site can help me diagnose/ fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 10:25 PM

I sure want to keep up with this one cause I have the same problem. Sure is a nice looking GT. and Purty TOO

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 03:43 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, rudedog. First,check the fuse in line to the regulator.
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These are from the service manual. I left the page #'s so you could look it up. Hope it helps. Good Luck!

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 04:28 AM

rudedog, welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for the info.I didn't have time to try any of the tests yet , I'll keep you posted.

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 03:06 AM

Rudedog & dstaggs, good luck with your issues. The info is in the repair manual uploaded here:
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It will be easier to read if you download a copy.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:08 AM

checking the fuse is a great idea. while you are there ckeck any connections for rust/corrosion. unscrew/unclip and clean these, put back together. just a thought.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:45 AM

As said above, check all the connections in the charging circuit including the engine chassis connection back to the - battery terminal. If your battery is old or defective it may not be accepting a charge properly. Does your tractor have an electric clutch? If so it is worth checking the current draw or the DC resistance to make sure it isn't drawing excessive current, since you associate the problem with mowing.




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