JD not charging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by fordor, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. fordor

    fordor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My JD LX 176 has a new battery in it, but the battery light is still on. It's not charging the battery at all. Any suggestions what it might be?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    I have had bad, off the shelf "NEW" batteries, starters, alternators, etc. etc.
    Charge battery, without cooking it, check the _LOADED_ battery voltage while starter is turning, use Vdc setting on meter, around , oh , say 12V range. You may need to pull plug cable(s) from plugs so it won't start.
    Next turn ignition off, re-connect plug wires, start engine and check the battery voltage while it runs at 60% throttle. No need to cut grass, transport or any thing else. Just rev 'er up.
    Post back with digital readouts.

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