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Old 04-27-2014, 08:56 AM
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Where do I check? I checked it across the fuse and it was 3.4 to 3.9 . I have no idea what it's supposed be.
That diesnt make much sense. You should at least show battery voltage. Restrorob does the ignition switch start and stop flow from the voltage reg?
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:12 AM
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Restrorob does the ignition switch start and stop flow from the voltage reg?

Some machines have the regulator feed wire ran through the ignition switch, Some are wired directly to the starter solenoid positive battery post with a 30 amp inline fuse holder......

This machine runs from the ignition switch to the ammeter from the ammeter to a fuse then to the regulator, A short in the ammeter can cause a voltage drop to the regulator...... A test for that would be disconnecting both ammeter wires and hold them together while testing voltage to/at the regulator.....
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:36 AM
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Some machines have the regulator feed wire ran through the ignition switch, Some are wired directly to the starter solenoid positive battery post with a 30 amp inline fuse holder......

This machine runs from the ignition switch to the ammeter from the ammeter to a fuse then to the regulator, A short in the ammeter can cause a voltage drop to the regulator...... A test for that would be disconnecting both ammeter wires and hold them together while testing voltage to/at the regulator.....
Which would be why is showing around 3 volts at the fuse. Sounds like a likley scenario here
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:39 PM
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Which would be why is showing around 3 volts at the fuse. Sounds like a likley scenario here
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Hey Rob. After following the last couple of notes: I pulled the control panel and noticed the single wire connected to the start switch was corroded pretty bad and appeared as though it may have overheated at some point. It was really loose. I cleaned it and reconnected it and made sure it got a good connection. I started machine and ammeter showed to the positive side at idle. After increasing throttle the mower would shut down and not start for about 5 mins. I started it again and same thing. I removed the new regulator and re-installed the old one and everything worked fine. Apparently the wire from the switch was the culprit. I don't understand why mower wouldn't run at half or full throttle with the new regulator however.

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Old 04-27-2014, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for all the input from everyone.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:48 PM
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That diesnt make much sense. You should at least show battery voltage. Restrorob does the ignition switch start and stop flow from the voltage reg?
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Good question that led to good solution.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:37 PM
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If you haven't, I'd still check the PTO adjustment.....
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I'm unfamiliar with how that is done and what the adjustment should be. What's your theory on the new regulator issue? and why does it start after a couple of minutes?
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:32 PM
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I'm unfamiliar with how that is done and what the adjustment should be. What's your theory on the new regulator issue? and why does it start after a couple of minutes?
Did it not even try to turn over and did hear the starter even click?
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:30 PM
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Did it not even try to turn over and did hear the starter even click?
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No click from the starter but the fuel pump would run and if I pulled the PTO I could hear it click.
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