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John Deere 185 Hydro won't stay charged

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. My Dad has exactly the same problem, only worse... he has to jump start the battery every time he uses it!

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