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Installed JD light kit, engine stops when light switced on

John Deere 826 Snow thrower, Purchased light kit and installed. Hooked electric wires according to intsructions. This kit has an alternator attached to the outside of the engine with a diver shaft attached to the engine. When engine running, and light is switched on, light does not turn on and the engine slows almost to a stop, switched again and the engine runs normally.

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It sounds like the Alternator is not turning to produce the extra current required by your light kit. If your Alternator is turning, you'll need to confirm that it has an output current, which can be done with a Volt-Meter if available.

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