dead amp gauge

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Old 05-20-20, 12:31 PM
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dead amp gauge

My tractor sat unused for a few months while I recovered from eye surgery. The battery went dead, no surprise as it was on it's last legs anyway. I noticed after I removed the battery that the gauge was pegged on full charge - with the battery removed I just installed a new battery and the gauge is still pegged. I assume I need to replace the gauge but any ideas as to why the gauge is pegged? especially when the battery was disconnected ?? The gauge worked normally the last time I used the tractor.
 
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Old 05-20-20, 04:07 PM
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If its a moving coil ammeter, maybe the return spring is hung up on an obstruction. Try tapping side of ammeter.
 
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Old 05-21-20, 03:25 AM
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I hadn't thought of that Tapping on the gauge [even from the underside] would be a lot easier than removing the nuts that hold it in place as it would all have to be done by feel. thanks
 
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Old 05-21-20, 12:15 PM
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I removed the gauge, it's more than just a hung up needle guess I'll need to get a new gauge next time I go to town.
 
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