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I have a late model deere 425 not charging with a 5 wire

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I have a late model john deere 425 not charging with a 5 wire voltage regulater. Battery voltage is 12.4 running and 12.6 not. Battery light stays on. I need a step by step testing procedure to diagnose it,thanks.
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JA: Anything else you want the agriculture mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I already tried a new voltage regulater
JA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

most times it is not the Regulator, rather the alternator

measure the volts on the battery terminal on the alternator

and there should be a small wire on it also

check the voltage there

I hope this helped you

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Your response makes no sense.I have a 425 john deere garden tractor. It has a 5 wire plug in to the voltage regulator I need a step by step test procedure for testing the charging system to know what is causing it to not charge and the bat. light to stay on.
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for that

With all do respect to you , only 2 thinks go wrong

for it not to charge , Voltage Reg. or alternator or a broken wire (not common)

in the harness, I asked you to measure the voltage at

alternator battery terminal, and voltage at the small terminal

on alternator to make sure you have 12+ volts

you already replaced the regulator, so that leaves Alternator