View Full Version : K/O while on charger?

07-26-2011, 02:36 PM
I have a Exmark Lazer Z 48" w/B&S Vanguard 18hp and the key was found on during trickle charge. Nothing when trying to start now, not even a click. What would be the first thing in the list to check?

Thanks for any help out there!

piston slapper
07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
Check the fuses

07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
How big of a trickle charger? If the key was left on and the charger was small enough you could still drain the battery even though its on a charger. How many volts does the battery have? Try fully charging the battery with the key OFF.

07-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Haven't had time to get to it yet. It's near 105deg and sitting in the sun, waiting for some shade;-) The trickle charger puts out .1 amp, just a 6/12 volt motorcycle battery charger. I did charge it afterwards with key off but nothing. I have an extra battery that I will stick in it later and try out. I'll keep posted! Thanks for the help/suggestions!

07-27-2011, 09:58 AM
Just to wrap this up. It turned out to be the battery, 2nd one to take the big chit within the 3-month free replacement period. I must have gotten ahold of a bad batch. Problem solved. Thanks again!