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I cant seem to figure out this problem. I started out by getting a new battery. The old one tested bad. With the new one I only get a handfull of starts before I have to put the charger on it again. I checked all the battery connections and grounds. They seem to be ok. I have a little older B&S engine. Anyone have any ideas what else I can check out or try.
 

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I cant seem to figure out this problem. I started out by getting a new battery. The old one tested bad. With the new one I only get a handfull of starts before I have to put the charger on it again. I checked all the battery connections and grounds. They seem to be ok. I have a little older B&S engine. Anyone have any ideas what else I can check out or try.
To see if the alternator is providing charging voltage to the battery, you need to measure the voltage across the battery posts while running at about half throttle. Should be above 13V; if not measure back nearer the alternator. I don't know which type you have. Check this out:
http://www.tons-of-tools.com/briggswiringexplanation.pdf
 

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To see if the alternator is providing charging voltage to the battery, you need to measure the voltage across the battery posts while running at about half throttle. Should be above 13V; if not measure back nearer the alternator. I don't know which type you have. Check this out:
http://www.tons-of-tools.com/briggswiringexplanation.pdf
My tractor doesn't have a altenator. So I'm not sure were to start. I know there is some wires coming out from under the flywheel which one of them might be for charging
 

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I may have to check the wiring at the switch to see if everything is wired correctly. I swaped engines when I redid my tractor.
 

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I may have to check the wiring at the switch to see if everything is wired correctly. I swaped engines when I redid my tractor.
Disconnect the two wire stator plug by the flywheel, run the engine, and check for 13+V on the red wire. If you have it, then you can chase it to the battery. You did check to see that it was not present between the battery posts?
 

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Disconnect the two wire stator plug by the flywheel, run the engine, and check for 13+V on the red wire. If you have it, then you can chase it to the battery. You did check to see that it was not present between the battery posts?
Haven't had time yet today. Working on the house. I will probably have time tomorrow. I will keep you posted.
 

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Maybe a stupid question, but is the diode for the charging system inside the connector end on the red wire. Briggs and Straton dual circuit.
 

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Maybe a stupid question, but is the diode for the charging system inside the connector end on the red wire. Briggs and Straton dual circuit.
Not inside the connector, but just behind it. The ones I've seen have been very close to the connector and covered by shrink wrap.
 
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