Model #917271014 CRAFTSMAN lawn, tractor

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My tractor, model 917-271014, will not charge the battery while driving.


Test the voltage across the positive and negative terminals of the battery with everything turned off. A good, fully charged battery will read 12.6 volts dc. Crank the engine and run it to full throttle and test the voltage again. You will read 13-14 volts dc if the charging system is working correctly.

If the voltage across the battery terminals doesn't increase when the engine is running, I would replace the stator and the diode. The stator probably comes with a diode attached.

The stator and diode are located under the flywheel on the engine.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 13, 2009

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