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So I pulled my Regent out of the shed for the first time today since the end of November. Needless to say I had an issue.

I changed the spark plugs, filter, and oil. Then I hooked up the battery, it was sitting on my work bench since November. When I turned the key, nothing, not even a click. So I brought the battery down to Advanced Auto, they tested it then recharged it. After the charge it tested good on their meter.

Unfortunately, that didn't fix the problem. Here's what I'm observing:
1. When I sit on the seat, the hour meter goes out. When I get up, it comes back on.
2. I unhooked the safety under the seat, that helped keep the hour meter on, however, when I press the brake pedal before I turn the key, the hour meter goes out again, and of course I can't start the tractor. It doesn't even make a sound.

So, I think there must be something going on with the brake pedal and the electrical system. I am absolutely a novice when it comes to working on the electrical system. Any help would be appreciated, and the more you talk like I don't know what I'm doing, the better.

Thanks.
 

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Dead battery (I know they tested it, but did they test it under load?) or a bad connection. Check the ground cable where it attaches to the frame.
 

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If it is necessary to look at the wiring diagram to solve this problem, you need to say what your model number is. I looked at several Regent diagrams, but none had an hourmeter.

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Dead battery (I know they tested it, but did they test it under load?) or a bad connection. Check the ground cable where it attaches to the frame.

Fcubman, you're the winner! It was the battery.

It took me about an hour to figure it out, but finally deduced that it had to be the battery after I cleaned and checked every connection under the hood and under the frame.

At least I can say that there is no corrosion anywhere and that I have a very clean tractor now.

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You're welcome, glad to help. And thank you for getting back to us!
 
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