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The new battery on my Craftsman LT1000 18hp riding mower will not charge. Anyone have any ideas?

The battery on my LT1000 Craftsman riding mower will not charge

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If you replace the Battery and it does not charge you need to test the stator or as I call it the alternator with a multitester.the stator is located underneathe the fan\flywheel and requires a fly wheel puller to pull off fly wheel and to bolt new stator underneath.but i would test it with a multi meter.they are about 50 new.you will see the red wire for stator coming out of engine aboutr midway down unplug it and test it.
Set the multi-tester dial to AC VOLTS or DC AMPS.
Insert the black multi-tester lead into the tester's COM receptacle.

  • For AC VOLTS, connect the other end to ground, such as an engine bolt or cylinder fin.
  • For DC AMPS, connect the other end to the battery's positive terminal. (NOTE: The battery must be grounded to the equipment frame of the engine block to create a complete circuit.)
  • Insert the red lead on the multi-tester into the tester's receptacle (labeled AC VOLTS or AMPS).
  • Connect the red lead to the appropriate stator output wire.
  • go to this link on the briggs site for youre engine so you know what volts or amps are good. also note that some lower HP briggs engines have a regulator that they threw in the mix and I believe any engine below 16hp does have a regulator so it would be need to be tested as well.any engine over 16hp has a battery and stator and no regulator.
  • http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/faqs/charging-system-alternator-test

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    Ck for blown fuse, ck for broken wire.

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