Kawasaki fh641v not charging battery?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Slimreynolds, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Member
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    I should mention the clutch was just replaced (right before this happened! ? Clue?) and the connection on the click is a bit finicky. Was gonna mess with that tomorrow. Noticed it sparked barely noticeable today and the wore looks a bit black. Just seems with everything checking out it should be charging some?
     
  2. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
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    Maybe it's a bad battery. Happens all the time with new batteries.
     
  3. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Member
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    It's a good point. Prolly should have swung by the auto parts store and had it checked as soon as it happened. The pto connection was hanging by a thread. Fixed that and I'm getting ready to start mowing. It was dead every time I got some mowing yesterday(it gets used very little) . Should know by the end of the day if that connection was the issue. The wierd part like I said is that I am getting 14.38 or so at the battery while its running.

     
  4. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
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    sounds like a bad battery
     
  5. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
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    Got the charging issue taken care of. Replaced the regulator and still got 12.5 volts at the battery. The original regulator was also bad but what it turned out to be was corrosion in the pigtails and fuse block. So I got rid of all the pigtails and put in a sealed fuse set up. Cleaned out all connections and packed with dielectric grease to make everything as water tight as possible and voila! 14.2 volts at the battery! My guy at the shop said when people store machines outside this happens quite often.
     
  6. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Member
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    Just wanted to bump this and maybe save someone else some money and time. Fuse holder looked ok as did te connections. I put dielectric grease in all connections and put on a new regulator. The battery was bad so I replaced It. Next time out pto **** off again right at two hrs (keep in mind that all connections checked out within spec).

    I replaced the fuse connector, bingo. Used 3 days in a row about 10hrs with no issues.

    Thanks gents!

    Z
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