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If your lawn mower battery won`t hold a charge, verify connections are clean and tight first, then connect it to the charger. If it isn`t fully charged within 8 hours, your battery is dead and you`ll need to replace it. If your lawn mower battery does charge fully, the charge should not drain if it is not in use.
A riding lawn mower with an especially small engine may have a 6-volt battery. The lawn mower`s alternator keeps its battery charged. A few hours of mowing recharges it the same way hours of highway driving can keep your car battery mostly charged.
Riding lawn mowers use a battery to turn over the engine and power extra components such as headlights and electric clutches. Your mower also has its own charging system that recharges the battery when the engine is running.
One issue is loose cables where they connect to the battery posts. A loose connection makes a battery work harder, thereby draining it of power more quickly. Cleaning the posts and tightening the connections should renew the battery`s ability to hold a charge. A larger problem is a cracked battery case.
Riding mowers use a 12 volt electrical system. The battery should have 12.6 volts when fully charged and in good condition. If you are experiencing a problem with your product, find a solution by using our support assistant.
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Connect your questionable battery to a lawn mower battery charger. Set it for 12 volts, which is the standard in the industry. Most lawn and garden devices have this voltage rating as a way to keep consumers safe from any shock. Allow the charger to power up the battery for up to eight hours.

A new lawn battery should last between three and five years. In order to achieve that, however, it`s important to perform regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you get the longest life possible out of your battery.
Most manufacturers recommend charging your lawn mower battery at least once a month during the summer months and at least once a week during the winter months.
Considering lawn mowers tend to sit for months during the wintertime, it`s normal to expect a lawn mower battery to last three or four years.
A loose connection makes the battery work harder than it should, thereby draining it of power quickly. Clean the corrosion, tighten battery connections and check the battery case for cracks, advises M&D Mower and Appliance.
A new lawn battery should last between three and five years. In order to achieve that, however, it`s important to perform regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you get the longest life possible out of your battery.
So, you usually see CCA ratings of 500A or more in car batteries. But lawn mower engines are small. You don`t need such large currents. That`s why you will see CCA ratings in mower batteries in the range of 130 to 150A.
A new lawn battery should last between three and five years. In order to achieve that, however, it`s important to perform regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you get the longest life possible out of your battery.
For the easiest alternator test, simply turn on the headlights to your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment. Then, turn off the engine. If the lights dim, the alternator works. If not, it doesn`t.
The symptoms of your lawn mower battery going bad include the engine not starting, the mower producing clicking noises and a rotten egg smell, the battery losing charge faster than normal, the mower refusing to cut grass, and poor fluid levels.

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The control screen operates by a battery which is charged by cycling. We were in a car accident and it was unused long enough to run down the battery. When this happened before, we cycled till it was charged and then it worked. Now though, it is stuck at a level that we can hardly peddle at–not long enough to charge the battery. Any solution?
ANSWER : Hello.

You may need to pull the battery out and take it to a re-conditioner. In Australia a company called battery world can test the battery, re-condition or replace if needed.
if there is a way of using a external charger on it this may give you enough power to adjust the pedal resistance, be sure to disconnect the battery from the bike before charging and use the correct type of charger for that batteries voltage and chemistry
You can try manually releasing the pedal pressure by removing the wheel and releasing the resistance wheel or belt. With out a model type I do not know exactly how to do this, although it is fairly easy to see when the main wheel is off the bike.

I hope this points you in the right direction.

Regards
GM

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Dead battery? After sitting for 6 months w/o using, the battery was dead, I re-charged it and it would not hold the charge. The low battery light does not come on, after charging. If that is the problem, are these available for purchase to replace it and where can I buy one.
ANSWER : The battery is a commonly available 6 volt 4.5 ah sealed lead battery. Interstate has them and many other suppliers. I think same battery used some security systems…

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Have a john deere 318 riding lawn mower. it had been hard to start with it taking several turns of the key to do anything, then would not always engage. once engaged, would start with no problem. now when the key is turned, does nothing. checked 2 fuses near battery and tried jumping but no change. suspect starter and or solenoid. john deer shop claims starter price is $505 with almost 4 hrs labor too. is there good way to test to see if starter, solenoid, condenser, switch, etc is problem? what is the easiest way to access and remove the staqrter and solenoid? is there a relatively cheap equivalent to this starter and solenoid?
ANSWER : Usually the shop would make the fixing of an item to look so complicated this is usually to ensure that the customer comes back. To confirm if the starter is the cause of the machine not starting. tell the shop to check the machine if either of the 2 options are the cause of the problem as they will have setup procedures for doing this. Do not settle for cheaper equivalent as this will only cause further damage to the unit. It is rather concrete that starting problems are caused by the starter.Hope this has been helpful?

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We bought a Troy Bult zero turn lawn mower from Lowe’s in Greenville, NC yesterday and picked it up today, Aug. 15. The mower had been bought before and returned within 30 days before we bought it. During this time, the owner’s manual was lost and we did not get one when we purchased the mower. We need one and would like for you to send us one. The model # is 17WF2ACP011 and the serial # is 1A111H10134. It is a Mustand XP – 50″ cut. My name is Troy Godwin and my address is 202 Perdue Road, Cofield, NC 27922. Thank you.
ANSWER : I suggest you contact lowes

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I have a 2007 Polaris Ranger 700 XP its not charging the battery. I have run it the same way since it was new. I have to charge the battery every few days. Please help!

Thank you.

ANSWER : The voltage regulator keeps the battery charged so it could be bad but first, …
1st Make sure your battery terminals are clean and tight, loose or corroded terminals will keep it from charging.
2nd make sure the voltage regulator is plugged in, sometimes a vibration, a crash or sudden stop will cause a loose connection there.
3rd start the engine, put a voltmeter on the battery, at an idle it should read 12.50 – 13.0 Volts
if anything under 12.50, means the battery is not being charged at an idle.
rev up the motor to at least 2000-3000 rpm and see if the volatage increases. it shouldn’t go any higher than 14.9 volts or its over charging.

If terminals are clean and tight and you get a good reading (12.5 – 14.9 volts).
Then your battery is bad.
if you dont get those readings then the voltage regulator is bad.

If voltage regulator is bad, you can replace it your self, it takes a 10mm socket to undo 2 bolts and just unplug it, plug the new one in and screw the 2 bolts in .
test it.

ride it, your done.
Have a good one
Big Al

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Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve bnut I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
Mar 12, 2010 – I have a 3/4hp flotec convertible jet pump. It is able to hold 30lbs pressure on the discharge side as the primie easily for 24 hours. It is not able to pull water from the well whcih has been here for years. i disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling watrer. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.

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ANSWER : Your well has gone dry it seems. It has happened to my before. At first the new pump I purchased that did not pump I took back for exchange and still no water. I finally gave in and called the well experts and I was told the well was dried up

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I have a 14 HP Kawasaki engine on my John Deere lawn mower (LX176). I have no spark.I’m guessing coil but unsure of how to test it. I get readings through the windings with an OHM meter but I don’t know what it should read. I wish I had a wiring diagram for the lawn mower to better analize the trouble. Suggestions?
ANSWER : All the “safety” engine-kill “features” on this mower will ground the ignition system, stopping the engine and causing a no-spark condition. Check the seat switch, the brake switch. Also, the circuit board will cause the problem you have if it gets rained on, (the mower hood does not protect it); point is do not let the mower get rained on (or washed) unless you protect the PC board, which is right behind the ignition switch. Mine dried out and worked again but only after liberal spraying with (plastic-safe) electronic parts cleaner. You are right the manual would help, it’s like $76 but it’s in depth. Good luck, and PLEASE tell us what the solution was!
-Tom

Helpful Deere lx176, lx178, hood hinge tip: If the hood hinge is broken on yours like on most, Deere has a GREAT repair kit that’s only $10. They really priced it at cost or less to correct a defect they are aware of.

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