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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I'm going to check out a friends JD LX144 lawn tractor. The

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I'm going to check out a friends JD LX144 lawn tractor. The battery drains while not in use. It has a new bateery. What are some things I can check for.
Don Haarstad
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

LX144 is not a good model number. But # ***** cause of battery draining is voltage regulator. Unplug it and test for voltage draw.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model la115
Battery voltage is 12.40 connected and disconnected?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You get any spark when unhooking battery cables?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Briggs engine, voltage regulator on the side of engine. Is charging system working? Does battery voltage go above 13 volts with engine running?