I need help!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by kawasaki guy, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S. New Jersey
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    Hey,

    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.

    :)
     
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,134

    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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  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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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.
     
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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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.
     
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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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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  8. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    The battery is a month old.
     
  9. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for your info. Where is this thing?
     
  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks! ;)
     

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