Re: Stator wires go where?
Thank you Bill, I do have two wires coming from the stator, I see the diode, from that connector it continues on as a red wire in my first picture, the other wire continues as a orange wire beyond that connector in that first picture. Then you'll notice a black wire that goes into the connector and on the other side it comes out as a blue wire. The two blue wires come out of it, one looping around back into the connector and the other blue wire must go somewhere. That black wire also appears to originate from under the flywheel coming from the other side of the carburetor (looking at the motor it would be the left side, the stator wires are on the right side). So now I need to know where these wires connect. The red wire need to charge the battery, need where to connect that. The orange wire sounds like it would go to headlights if the zero turn had any. Is there another use for this wire, and where would it go. And finally that black wire which turns to blue, what is the purpose of that wire and where would that connect.
On another note the transplant was sort of successful. I was able to start the motor and drive it. Had to jump the solenoid to fire off the motor, turning the key didn't do anything. This is the way I had to start the previous mower, but with the way everything was kind of hacked, I just dealt with it. It would be nice to turn the key to fire it off. All I thought I needed to do was connect the large gauge red wire from the solenoid to the starter and I thought I'd be fine. Also, tried to engage the electric PTO but no go there too. There was one small ground wire that was about 6" long from the connector to where it was cut that was left on the tractor when I picked it up. I believe (from looking at my original zero turn the connector was attached to the same motor mount bolt that the battery ground wire is connected to, so that one I will try and trace to where it should go, maybe that is why the PTO is a no go now.
If anybody can help with these issues that would be great. Also Bill, I will keep an eye out from another junk motor with a voltage regulator, I'm a tinkerer...