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I am having trouble with my rider not staying charged. Its a John Deere 185 Hydro, Kawasaki engine fc540. Thats about all i got on it. If there is anything else on it i need to look for, please let me know. What i know is, every season, i replace the battery at least once, and even when its brand new and i put it in, the battery light is always on. Its just draining the battery and not charging it. Is there some sort of alternator, or solenoid, and if so, any idea where and if its easy to replace/cost effective. Any help is greatly appreciated, as im at my wits end with it and ready to pave my whole yard. Thanks in advance.
I had the same problem on my lx176. Check all your connections first. If they are all ok and fuse and fuse link are ok, unplug your magneto connector. Mine is a 2 prong plug by the dipstick tube. Connect a voltmeter to the engine side of the magneto and set it to AC VOLTAGE SETTING.. With the engine running I think I remember it should be putting out about 30 volts AC. If you have close to this voltage there it is probably your voltage regulator. Mine was. Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
I had the same issue, thought it was the regulator, but just turned out to be a bad fuse. The regulator is behind the battery, first follow the wires and find the 1 with a fuse. Take the fuse out, and replace with a new one. If that doesn't work, try replacing the regulator. Be sure not to buy a regulator from John Deere, it will be about 2 as much vs finding one from Kawasaki dealer.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
Ck fuses, voltage regulator,and all cables and ends.
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