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Battery light stays on

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Just wondering... I have a 1986 GT18 that the battery light stays lit all the time. I asked a mechanic why that is and he really wasn't sure other than it has to do with the engine cycle or something????

Today I was mowing and ran the thing out of gas, filled it back up and went to start it and it just clicked and didn't want to turn over. Waited about 15 minutes and it started up fine, but the light is still on.

Any reason why??? Does this tractor have an alternator?? The battery is only a year or two old.

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Hey there,

Sorry I haven't responded, my tractor is the 917-254.410.

I'm in the middle of hooking up a snow plow I found on CL this summer, just waiting from Sears for some brackets.

I'm hoping it could be a weak battery and nothing major.


Can a solenoid go bad? I remember tapping it and moments later she fired up??
No, it's definitely a red light that says Battery Discharging. It is in a cluster of 4 lights. Doesn't even have a PTO Engaged light.
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