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Husqvarna YTH 2448 charging/starting problems.

This is a 2005/6 mower with the 24hp bs v twin ELS engine. The mower stopped charging the battery last year and I noticed the regulator was damaged/melted. Our dog chewed through the wires around the same time. Wires were patched back and the regulator was replaced from Sears parts, but still no charge on the ampmeter. It has the electric blade engagement which shows a big draw on the ampmeter when its engaged. I'm somewhat familiar with stators since thats what my old Mercury 500 has, but I'm not sure what could go wrong with one or how to get to this one. I see the two black wires coming out from it, but thats about all I can see. It's a big pain having to jump it off my boat battery every time I use it or it cuts off from the charge being so low on the battery. The mower mows great and I love the hydrostatic transmission, but not happy with the engine other than that it is powerful... when it runs.

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  • jamieei Jun 15, 2009

    The fuse never even blew...

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I have just came through the same scenario. I replaced the regulator, but that wasn't enough, I also had to remove the flywheel which exposed the altinator, the altinator was burned up. I don't know why, or how this happened. I went to the local Briggs and Stratton dealer and bought a new Altinator for $65.00, installed it and viola! charging again.
The whole job took about 3 hours, most of that time was finding the pullers and setting them up to break the flywheel free.

Good luck...

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Please don't jump start your mower and mow with a low battery. This is a very expensive mistake. If the mower is not producing enough charge, then you will have low current going to your electric clutch. It will burn up in short order and you will be buying a new one for a couple hundred bucks--Most definately won't be on warranty.

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Work your way from the battery back, like make sure the connection is good. something may have fried besides the regulator, is there no fuse anywhere?

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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