new battery dead...

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BODIDDLY, Apr 18, 2005.


    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    i have a bunton with a 25hp kohler engine on battery is not charging.what test can i do to find out if the charging system is working?if i jump start it,it will run fine untill i turn it off.thanks!
  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    If you have jump started the engine it probably won't charge.

  3. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Put a volt meter on the battery terminals with the unit running. This will give you the voltage output. The reading, on a 12 volt system, should be around 13.5 to 14.5 volts. If you are below this in your case, the battery is not getting a proper charge. If the reading is within normal range, have the battery load tested. Good luck.

    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    it was some wires dirty.i cleaned them out and it seems to be working.i have a digital charger.i started the mower about 10 times then checked the battery and it was 100%.the wires were on the side of the engine.about two weeks ago i cleaned the wires because they were blocking power to my solenoid and causing my mower to start then die.i cutt the wires and replaced with pull out far so good!

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