I have a Craftsman mulcher model 315.370270. The green recharge light goes on but the battery charge level stays in the red. Do I need a new battery and if so where do I buy it?
I guess you've solved this by now, sounds like you need new batteries if the mower lacks power after trying to recharge. There are two sealed lead acid 12-volt batteries connected together on this mower to provide the 24 volts of power. These are the same batteries that are commonly used on rechargeable power wheelchairs and scooters. So you could find them at a Durable Medical Equipment company. The last two times I bought them, I got them from a DME company where I used to work. I also looked into buying them over the internet. Just make sure the replacement batteries are the same size and specs. You could burn out your on-board charger by continuing to charge batteries that are shot. I did this a few years ago with my 315.370270. Since then I have been charging the batteries with my portable Craftsman charger. The 12-volt batteries last about 3-5 years. I have had my mulcher since 1995 and have replaced the batteries about four times. This is the best mower I've ever owned. I'm going to retire it this year, if you're interested in it for spare parts.
Aug 27, 2011 |