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Have a Simplicity zero turn and it not starting. I changed

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Have a Simplicity zero turn and it not starting. I changed the battery & that helped it start for a few mowings? But now it will not start again.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Sound s like the charging system is not charging the battery and the battery discharges while running, or after you turn the unit off. Do you have a voltmeter to test battery voltage? Is battery above 12.5 volts? A new, fully charged battery will be over 13 volts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's new battery. So what to replace on the charging system?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Usually the voltage regulator, but it can be the stator /charging coil under the flywheel.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never mind. My repair guy is picking it up this afternoon.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks.