Remove the rectifier. Pay strict attention to which wires go to which terminal and remove all wires from the rectifier. Mark one of the AC terminals with a marker or piece of tape. Call this AC1, and the other AC2.
Set your meter to ohms and perform the following 4 tests:
What are the results of these 4 tests?
Here is what it looks like:
HANK my rectifier is more like a circle not a rectangle there is plastic pin that goes in the middle held on by a metal clip is there any possible I can test without taking it out.Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
HANK there is 66.5 resistance bewteen the slip rings. no continuity bewteen slip rings. .5 ohms bewteen black and white wire. all the other test are neg. THANK hoping we will get to the bottom of this.