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Old 06-28-2012, 08:44 PM
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Mower Killing Batteries!

Getting frustrated with this one,

I was given a Toro sit down by a guy going out of buisness, he said I could have it because it was a "piece of crap." Turns out, it just needed maintenance (spark plugs, oil change, filters changed, grease, new blades). Mower was working great for a few weeks, then the battery died on a hot day (95 degrees). Replaced it with a new one, that one was fine until we had another hot day. Took it to a mechanic, he said he couldn't find anything wrong with the electrical system. Bought a new battery, was working great until today when we had another ninety something degree day, battery died again.

I want to try and see if anyone has any suggestions, I have no knowledge about electrical systems, and my mechanic is no help.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:10 PM
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safty switch on seat unhook or by pass if so it will run it down
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:14 PM
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safty switch on seat unhook or by pass if so it will run it down
That doesn't have anything to do with killing the battery!

Since the OP's knowledge of 12v is limited, I would say hunt ya down a good mechanic in your area. Try lookin on Craigslist. You don't need to take it to a dealer.
But I digress........

Sounds like a charging problem to me, either the alternator or regulator went out to lunch, or there's a problem in the charging circuit wiring.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:22 AM
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safty switch on seat unhook or by pass if so it will run it down
Will this really kill the battery? I do have a bypass on the seat.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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Will this really kill the battery? I do have a bypass on the seat.
Yes if you dont run it every day the safety switch relay will run the battery down
in about 2 days

Now if your battery is dieing during mowing cpl things could be stater or the regulator
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:32 PM
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Yes if you dont run it every day the safety switch relay will run the battery down
in about 2 days


Now if your battery is dieing during mowing cpl things could be stater or the regulator
That's just plain a$$ wrong !!!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:44 PM
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You'll find a wiring diagram here :https://homeownersolutions.toro.com/...d=1&in_hi_user
Click on the red manuals button at the bottom, then download the owners manual.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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That's just plain a$$ wrong !!!!
You tell me why is it wrong If the switch is bypass the relay stays open and will drain a battery
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:47 PM
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Yes if you dont run it every day the safety switch relay will run the battery down
in about 2 days

Now if your battery is dieing during mowing cpl things could be stater or the regulator
Uh, NO. You be wrong. Also its stator.

If your mowers do this, you should get them checked out by someone that knows what they are doing.
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Mike...need the model of the mower and the engine...
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