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18hp briggs keeps shorting voltage regulators. alt output is 30vac@3600rpm. engine is 356777 0115-e1 05110841. have no idea what is wrong.

Have installed new regulator. have checked for shorts and bare wires. this is the fourth regulator installed.

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SOURCE: Briggs and Stratton Vanguard 23Hp starter issues

take the starter off and give the bendix a realy good clean up and then splash some oil on it,,,they get very dry and sticky at times,,,you can test the starter uasing some jump leads stand on it though, dont hold it in your hands as it will spin out of your grip
hook the black lead to the caseing and tuch the red lead on the starter battery stud,,,it should spin up and strow the bendix out as soon as you take the lead off the bendix should slid back in if it dont oil it till dose also check the starter relay it could be sticking on holding the starter in

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SOURCE: Briggs and Stratton Vanguard 23Hp starter issues

The starter may need shims between the engine and starter to permit the relative gears to release. Compare the two starters, if you still have the old one, for shaft length and bendix construction. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

Testimonial: "drallim, Everything checks out, cannot believe I've received 2 bad solenoids from NAPA. I had bought a new one and exchanged it because it seemed the switch was sticking. Still have not solved problem. Thank you for your time and efforts. Tim"

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