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K/O while on charger?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Fordsflylow, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I have a Exmark Lazer Z 48" w/B&S Vanguard 18hp and the key was found on during trickle charge. Nothing when trying to start now, not even a click. What would be the first thing in the list to check?

    Thanks for any help out there!
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,245

    Check the fuses
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    How big of a trickle charger? If the key was left on and the charger was small enough you could still drain the battery even though its on a charger. How many volts does the battery have? Try fully charging the battery with the key OFF.
  4. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Haven't had time to get to it yet. It's near 105deg and sitting in the sun, waiting for some shade;-) The trickle charger puts out .1 amp, just a 6/12 volt motorcycle battery charger. I did charge it afterwards with key off but nothing. I have an extra battery that I will stick in it later and try out. I'll keep posted! Thanks for the help/suggestions!
  5. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Just to wrap this up. It turned out to be the battery, 2nd one to take the big chit within the 3-month free replacement period. I must have gotten ahold of a bad batch. Problem solved. Thanks again!

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