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S 31A807 0905 G alternator seems to be shorted to ground.

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B&S 31A807 0905 G alternator seems to be shorted to ground. Sparks fly when battery connected but not when alternator is unplugged. Ignition switch off, key reemoved. seat lifted.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. It is very likely that the diode in one of your alternator wires has failed.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Are you familiar with checking diodes?