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Riding mower battery discharges


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09-28-08, 02:00 PM   #1  
Riding mower battery discharges

I have a John Deere riding mower (model Scotts 1642H). I have to recharge the battery every time I want to use it. I've installed a new battery and it did not fix the problem. Once it is recharged and started, it works perfectly. If I turn if off for any reason and for any length of time, it has to be recharged again. Any information on how to fix the problem would be appreciated.

 
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09-28-08, 02:19 PM   #2  
Would you post the engine brand model/spec/type/code numbers.

 
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09-28-08, 05:41 PM   #3  
Go down about a dozen or so posts twinoaks and you will see my problem - titled-Eating Up Battery's

 
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09-29-08, 04:03 PM   #4  
More info on engine and problem.

Thank you both for your responses. The engine is a Kohler, Family = SKH426U162RB; Model = CV165; Spec = 43526.

I don't know enough about engines to understand how my problem is similar to the one where the engine dies after being started. Once charged/jumped, my engine runs for as long as I like but then has to be charged/jumped again even if turned off only briefly. Do you know of a website that would have a diagram of the battery, diod, alternator layout for a riding mower and description of how to test each?

I've tried finding one online, with no luck so far.

 
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09-29-08, 05:16 PM   #5  
The link below is to a service manual for Kohler Command CV11-16, CV460-465, CV490-495. Section 8 gives details of how to troubleshoot the electrical system.

http://www.kohlerengines.com/common/.../tp_2339_d.pdf

Post back what you find and good luck.

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