im not sure how to fix the dixie??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Scenic Lawnscape, May 8, 2004.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 1999 quad-loop dixie choper with a 20 hp kohler magnum, well yesterday it just died, got it started up again and about 20 min later it died,. Couldnt get it started, wait about 5 min and it sounds like the battery is dead. So I take it home and it starts right up. I go back out finish one account, and as I pull up to the next one it wont start again. I go home chagre the battery over night and now all i get is a click click from the selonoid. Any ideas??
     
  2. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like the battery is totally shot and won't hold any juice.
     
  3. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Alternator, if it has one! If not then check a module that enables engine to charge battery.

    Battery is not getting charged. So everything is working off your battery.
     
  4. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    battery is fine just had it tested what else could it be?
     
  5. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    The starter.....
     
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Lets add up all the posibilities. In order of probability.
    #1 Rectifier module
    #2 Stator ring
    # 3 Starter
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    #4 Wiring

    You might also make ssure the bolts that attach the engine to the frame are tight. Been there, had that happen twice.
     
  8. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    i bench tested the starter and it appears to be fried, and it smelled burned. I will have it rebuilt on monday morning, becuase i went to get a new one and they want $225.00 i can get it rebuilt for $40.00
     
  9. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok starter is now rebuilt and still nothing getting power to it and the starter relay is clicking but nothing happening
     
  10. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    Is the starter enguaging the flywheel? If it is and can't turn it then you probably got valve trouble.
    If not, check you wiring. If all else checks out, jump across the solenoid, it may need a solenoid.
     

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