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Husqvarna tractor briggs twin engine, new battery, ammeter

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husqvarna tractor briggs twin engine, new battery, ammeter fluctuates from +10 to -5 and battery runs down. new battery has right specs but had to put it in backwards for pos to pos because posts were on opposite sides. ran ok a couple of times but then I noticed it running mostly -5 then +10 until i engage electric blade clutch, then -5 again until dead battery. I changed v.r. couple of years ago.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Based on the information that you have provided the first thing that I would look for is an intermittent short or ground possibly in some of the wiring. Then I would check the charging system to verify that it is working properly which can easily be done with a volt meter.