mower battery looses charge if hooked up but does not when disconnected

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Old 07-13-12, 08:02 PM
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mower battery looses charge if hooked up but does not when disconnected

i have a 17hp briggs and stratton yard machienes mower that starts only if the battery is disconnected after each use but if you leave it hooked up it will barely crank next time you go to start it a week later. im not good with electric wireing im thinking some kind of a switch malfunction
 
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Old 07-13-12, 08:15 PM
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An easy way to find a short is to get a test light, disconnect the negative battery cable, and connect the test light between the cable and the terminal on the battery. If it lights, there is a drain. Unplug different possible culprits until the light goes out. When it does, you've narrowed it down.
 
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Thanks the problem seems to be cleared up runs great
 
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