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i have a john deere stx38 with a 12.5 kohler that is not charging

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i have a john deere stx38 with a 12.5 kohler that is not charging were should i start on diagnosis? thx for any help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  TJ replied 4 years ago.

Hi there and welcome to JA this will help you diagnose your problem

 

Battery Will Not Charge. Fusible Link Failed Melted Or Hot (Small) Red Wire Near Starter, Poor Ground. STX30/38 LT AUG 08 1989

Publication Date: Jun 11 2003


 

**Paper copies of solutions may not be the most current solutions**

PROBLEM:

- STATOR WIRING LEADS ARE SHORTED TO GROUND.

- GROUND CABLE LOOSE UNDER ENGINE.

SOLUTION:

1. CHECK FOR SHORTED STATOR. STATOR LEADS CAN NOT HAVE CONTINUITY TO GROUND. REPLACE IF NEEDED.

2. TIGHTEN GROUND CABLE TO ENGINE IF LOOSE. CLEAN UNDER EYELET OR INSTALL STAR WASHER FOR GOOD CONTACT THROUGH PAINT TO FRAME.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

RETURNED STATORS HAVE BEEN SHORTED TO GROUND THROUGH CLIP THAT IS CRIMPED AROUND WIRE LEADS AS THEY COME OUT OF STATOR.

KOHLER CHANGED VENDORS ON STATOR (AM107044), EFFECTIVE ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER(NNN) NNN-NNNN PIN (M00STXB620561- ). NO INFORMATION ON CHANGES MADE. NO PART NUMBER CHANGE. CHANGES MADE TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY.

PARTS: PART NAME QTY PART NUMBER

STATOR 1 AM107044

 

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