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I have a riding mower that the battery will not keep a charge. I have to stop mowing every 45 minutes to recharge the battery. What could my problem be??

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  • David Ogawa May 10, 2014

    Hi Paula Keating, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? What is the model number and brand?

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    Paula Keating May 10, 2014

    briggs and stratton model number is 4457770231. It is a new battery. i am also looking for a repair diagram for this model

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Dead battery, if you have a nicd or metal hydride you must recondition them , if you have a acid battery you must change them , the samme for litium

Posted on May 10, 2014

Testimonial: "it is not the battery. have replaced them several times"

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SOURCE: The charging system on the mower will not charge the battery up

The first thing to check on this machine is your voltage regulator try bypassing the voltage regulator to see if the alternator starts charging, it would be better to check your charging system with a voltmeter so that you know what the exact input and output in the electrical system.

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SOURCE: I have a 2003/4 craftsman riding mower, 23 hp

sounds like the stator under the flywheel is bad that is what charges the battery

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SOURCE: riding moweer wont charge the battery when mower

Hello davidturner:

>>From your Description it Sounds like the Stator/Charging Coils are Not Charging Correctly.
For Testing the Electrical (Charging) System on Mowers you can Use this Site Addy;*&p_li=&p_topview=1 and Use the Link for AC Volts/DC Amps Meter Setting Chart. This is for Briggs Engines and Works Well for Kohler and Other Engine OEMs.
>>If you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance. Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Happy.



Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: battery not charging

you probably have a bad cell in the battery,replace it.

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

ck for blown fuse, ck for broken wire.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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