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On most Kohler systems, you should be getting 28+ VDC from the stator at 3400-3600 rpms. Can you give me your model and spec numbers so I can check what you should be getting? Is this a 15 amp system?
Your flywheel magnets should be able to pull a dangled screwdriver from about an inch away with a brisk snap.
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Rectifier B+ (center terminal) output is 13.8-14.7 VDC at 3600 rpm.
Stator output is 28+ VAC at 3600 rpm.
Stator resistance (engine stopped) is .0.64/0.2 ohms between both leads.
Also check each lead to ground, should read infinity or else the winding is shorted to ground.
Are the contact points where the stator and the engine come together clean? Clean them with a bit of sandpaper to ensure good contact to ground.
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