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Craftsman Tractormodel #917288662

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lawn tractor charging voltage

I have a Craftsman lawn tractor 24 HP B&S engine, model 917.288662. I recently replaced a bad battery with a brand new one and checked the voltage across the battery with the engine running. At i...

Posted December 28, 2012


Alina, December 28, 2012

managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. your expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. have a great day!

Mark T , December 29, 2012

thank you for your question.

i will be happy to assist you. i looked up the model number you submitted. according to the parts list this model has a fuel solenoid installed on the bottom of the carburetor. the engine has the highest unregulated charging system on it. i checked in the manual for voltage output. it only gives the minimum output. 15.9 volts should be ok. i know my battery charger charges at 17 volts and i have never had a problem with any of my batteries.

i hope this is helpful. please let me know if you need further assistance.

thank you for using manage my life. mark

Ken, January 08, 2013

thanks for the help. do i understand correctly that there is no regulator on the charging system?

Mark T , January 14, 2013

ken, that is correct. the engine does not have a regulator.

Thomas, September 16, 2015

perhaps i'm over thinking the set up in the wiring and charging system on this particular tractor. i have a similar situation with a tractor i own. my charging system is charging at 16.2 volts but it just seems high to me. i have putzed with tractors off and on and they all seemed to have some sort of regulator or resistor in the mix somewhere. i would really appreciate it if you would be able to shed some light on this for me. my tractor also doesn't have a regulator, where you think it would anyway. my tractor is a (under the seat) 247.289010 and (motor) 31c707 1347 b2. is the 16.2 volts in a safe range? i just want to make sure because i would hate to cook anything. its a great running tractor otherwise. thanks a million for your time.


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