Question about Craftsman Garden
Your mower is not charging the battery. Something is wrong with the charging system. It more than likely uses a magneto type charging system. It is mounted under the flywheel. Unless you are adept at repairing these take it to a pro.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
Response to the above answer> magneto charging system? really dude? magneto is the armature for the timing.. get it right or dont post here.. stator \ alternator is the right answer and yes it is located underneath the flywheel. most higher HP Briggs are what they call direct circuit charging systems and no regulators.
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 multi tester.the stator is located underneath 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 first.stators are about 50 new.you will see the red wire for stator coming out of engine about midway down unplug it and test it. note there is a diaode in the one lead that could be the issue but most times its copper wire broke on stator its self.
Set the multi-tester dial to AC VOLTS or DC AMPS.
Insert the black multi-tester lead into the tester's COM receptacle.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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