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I think this is an electrical problem. I have slow charged the battery and had it tested. Test shows good reading. I had a problem before which turned out to be a bad 15amp fuse which runs from the ca

This mower has a 12.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton I/C engine. Model#289707 Type# 0121 01 Code# 9212154E

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You don't really say what the problem is, but just checking a battery with a volt meter does not determine if the battery is good or not. Take the battery to a place where they can load check it. If it is more that 2-3 years old, or if the battery sat discharged for several months, then it is probably time to get a new one.

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make sure you mower deck is not still engaged. that might make it not start with that safety switch.

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SOURCE: My riding mower blows fuses once you turn the key.

Sounds like you are on the right path, maybe some wires on the ignition were replaced backward, and you are sending +12v directly to ground? Does it blow right away?

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SOURCE: I have a B&S 16hp electric-start engine.

i would check the solenoid first if that doesn't work check starter also what you can do is turn the key on & run jumpers from car or another battery ground on engine block of the mower & take the positive & touch the bolt that the positive wire goes to on starter it will cause a spark but if starter turns over & starts then it the solenoid

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i have a rally lawn tractor when i hook up the battery it wants to start key is off only thing i did was change the belt. was working fine before .

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton R mower/14.5 hp. Starter engages. Engine stops on compression. Has new starter & battery. Cabels are good. Sometimes it will start & run.

Incorrect valve tappet clearances, this will stop the auto deco valve in the engine working.

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it may be that battery is faulty, and is not charging.

A standard cellphone battery can support a charge from near empty to full about 300-500 times. after that, the charge is not 'filling' the battery, and it is drained quicker.

You can test the ability of the battery to hold a charge.

1. Plug the cell phone into its charger and plug the other end in to an electrical outlet. Allow the battery charge to full capacity.

2. Press and hold the power button on the cell phone to turn it off. Let the phone power down and remove the back cover to access the battery.

3. Remove the battery and observe the label for the voltage. Most cell phone batteries are 3.4 to 4.5 volts.

4. Turn on a multimeter. A multimeter tests current flow in voltage and amps and also resistance in a circuit. Place the black test probe on the negative battery contact and the red test probe on the positive battery contact. The contacts are on the edge or bottom of the battery and should be marked negative (-) and positive (+).

5. Place one test probe on the left terminal and one on the right, if the battery terminals are not marked. These are usually the correct terminals and the meter will show a positive reading. If the meter shows a negative reading, move the left or right probe to the middle terminal until one pair shows a positive reading.

6. Read the display on the multimeter. The voltage should be the same or a little higher than the battery label due to the fact that batteries hold an additional charge above the full charge mark when they have just been charged.

You can go to your local mobile store, and ask them to try another battery in your phone. if it works, great, you just need a new battery.
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In order to properly test a battery it needs to be fully charged using an external battery charger, then load tested. A car alternator is not designed to do anything except maintain the batterys initial state of charge. A good battery will not drop below 9.5 volts when loaded to 300 amps, and should quickly return to at least 12volts when load is removed..
If the battery does not pass that test, replace it. Then, have a charging test done on the vehicle with the new battery installed. A quick test can be done by putting a volt meter on the battery and watching voltage with all the accessories turned on. Generally the volt reading should remain around 13volts and not slowly drop over time. A reading of 14volts or higher also indicates a problem of over-charging that can overheat and damage the battery.
What you said sounds a lot like your battery has sulphated (material from the plates falls down to the bottom of the battery and causes internal shorting allowing the battery to drain itself over time). A load test will show that. But, driving with a marginal battery can damage the charging system so a charging test should always be done after replacement.

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Hi, Ratbag1488 before testing any electrical component in the Charging System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test because your battery may have 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage and must be replaced AGM types more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Battery Test:
The battery needs to be a fully charged and load tested to ensure proper readings, connections need to be clean and tight. If you are not working with a fully charged and functional battery, all other voltage tests will be incorrect. Standing battery Voltage should be 12.5-13.2 DCV.
2. Charging System Voltage Test:
Start motorcycle, measure DC volts across the battery terminals you should have a reading of approximately 13.2-15 DC Volts.
3. Connections and wires:
Inspect the regulator stator plug, and check the battery terminals for connection corrosion. If everything seems to be in order, move on to number 4 below to determine if there's a failed component.
4. Stator Checks/Rotor Check: Each of the following tests isolates the Stator & Rotor. If AC output and resistance test fail and stator test passes then the rotor is at fault (Pull Primary covers and inspect rotor for damage).
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Unplug the regulator plug from the stator start motorcycle and change Voltmeter to AC volts. Probe both stator wires with your meter lead. The motorcycle should be putting out approximately 18-20 ACV per 1,000 rpm. Reading will vary depending on system, check service manual specification
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32 amp system produces about 16-20 VAC per 1,000 rpm
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Switch your multimeter to Ohm x 1 scale. Probe each stator wires with meter leads and check resistance on the meter.
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Stator Ground Check:
Switch your multimeter to Ohm x 1 scale.
Probe each stator wire with your positive lead on the multimeter and the negative to ground.
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Each of the following tests isolates the regulator only, so if any of these tests fail, the regulator is at fault.
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AC output leads- Wires coming from the Stator to the regulator.
Ground- Wire from Regulator to ground or regulator may be grounded via the physical bolting to chassis.
Regulator Ground Test: Ensure the regulator body is grounded or grounding wire is fastened tightly to a good ground (you should verify this by checking continuity from regulator body to chassis ground).
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Place your Multimeter positive lead on each AC output wire.
Place your multimeter negative lead on the battery Charge wire.
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The meter should read voltage typically around .5 volts.
Next, switch your multimeter leads putting the negative lead on the regulator ground and the Positive lead on the AC output wires. The reading should be Infinite.
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AC output 1 Ground ?
AC output 2 Ground ?
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