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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 idle, it reads 13.9V and at full throttle it reads 15.9V. Are these voltages within the acceptable values or is it overcharging? Other questions: Is there a voltage regulator on this model? How can I tell if there is a fuel shutoff solenoid installed? Thanks, Ken

Posted December 28, 2012

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Alina, December 28, 2012

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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.

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