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Old 07-14-2012, 09:46 PM
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I need help!

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Where is the alternator or battery charging device in a JD LT155? Or where is the ground wire? If it sits overnight, and I go out to start it in the morning, I have to jump the battery whenever I need to start the machine unless I buy a new battery. And, then the battery drains within a day.

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:06 PM
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Sounds like a bad alternater. It also sounds like you less than average mechanical skills. I would take it to a mechanic.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:51 AM
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Sounds like a bad alternater. It also sounds like you less than average mechanical skills. I would take it to a mechanic.
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Thats what i thought it was in the first place. But, Where is it? I cannot find one on the JD website or Ebay.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:55 AM
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They don't use a "alternator" on the little homeowner mowers. They use a magneto. It could easily be something else draining the battery.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:04 AM
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Your wording is confusing. Is the battery new? If not, an old battery will not hold a charge. Most small batteries will last about 3-5 years. Most of the time they sit during the winter and go down so far that charging them is almost useless. Anyway, think about the battery and if old, go to Auto Store and have it checked.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:14 AM
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Your wording is confusing. Is the battery new? If not, an old battery will not hold a charge. Most small batteries will last about 3-5 years. Most of the time they sit during the winter and go down so far that charging them is almost useless. Anyway, think about the battery and if old, go to Auto Store and have it checked.
I think he already bought a new battery and the next day when he tried to start it, it was dead again. I believe the mower has a drain on it somewhere causing the battery to go dead.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:12 AM
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There is a black box most likley on the block that is a voltage regular and keeps current flowing on direction, they do go bad. The wires go from the inside the flywheel to the black box to the fuse box.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:48 AM
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Your wording is confusing. Is the battery new? If not, an old battery will not hold a charge. Most small batteries will last about 3-5 years. Most of the time they sit during the winter and go down so far that charging them is almost useless. Anyway, think about the battery and if old, go to Auto Store and have it checked.
The battery is a month old.
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I Like Shindaiwa and Kawasaki more than Stihl, with the exception of handheld blowers. Think Scag and Snapper mowers are the best. Just My .02.


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Old 07-15-2012, 11:50 AM
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They don't use a "alternator" on the little homeowner mowers. They use a magneto. It could easily be something else draining the battery.
Thanks for your info. Where is this thing?
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Snapper: CP218520
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Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
Shindaiwa: T242 LE242 RS41T231X
STIHL: MS210C BG55x2 KM90 trimmer edger blower
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:single stage snow thrower

I Like Shindaiwa and Kawasaki more than Stihl, with the exception of handheld blowers. Think Scag and Snapper mowers are the best. Just My .02.


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Old 07-15-2012, 11:52 AM
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There is a black box most likley on the block that is a voltage regular and keeps current flowing on direction, they do go bad. The wires go from the inside the flywheel to the black box to the fuse box.
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Snapper: CP218520
21351PD new engine
LawnBoy: 10227 wi/bagger
Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
Shindaiwa: T242 LE242 RS41T231X
STIHL: MS210C BG55x2 KM90 trimmer edger blower
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:single stage snow thrower

I Like Shindaiwa and Kawasaki more than Stihl, with the exception of handheld blowers. Think Scag and Snapper mowers are the best. Just My .02.


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