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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I've got a Craftsman lawn tractor w a Kohler CV15s engine

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I've got a Craftsman lawn tractor w a Kohler CV15s engine that isn't charging the battery (ammeter in neg. and batteries not lasting). Do I need to check anywhere w a V-O meter to determine cause?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: Maybe 20 yrs old, and has had this problem for about 4 years now. Guy who did lawn work just kept replacing battery!
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Probably
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Motor starts and runs very well and strong.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Have you had your battery tested?

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

This is a troubleshooting question. There are some things you and I can check, that could be causing our problem. They are:

  • The stator under your flywheel
  • your rectifier regulator
  • bad ground to your rectifier regulator
  • faulty battery