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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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IF you post the Sears 917.xxxxx number, possibly one can find a schematic that fits your tractor in order to determine exactly which charging system you have.
The only "GT-18" schematic I have doesn't show a charging light.
the 1986 i'am making into a butt buggy had a 4 into 1 gauge . it's number was 917.254410
Just ONE number apart and they have different schematics! look at page 31 and you can see one has an OPR and the other doesn't.

And the tractor does have an alternator, but don't expect it to perform like the one on your car. It may be as little as 3 amps.
Are you sure it's a battery light and not a "PTO ENGAGED" light????
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