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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
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I have a kawasaki fd590v engine in my lawn tractor and seems

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I have a kawasaki fd590v engine in my lawn tractor and seems after my tractor sits I have to use a charger to get it started. I am talking week to week. I was told I could put a meter on DC and put it across my battery and if the reading came less than 12-14 it meant the regulator was bad. On the meter I had DC 250, 50 and 10 where do I set the meter. Help.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes to both.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no just neet meter setting and what should the mininum reading be
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

set your meter at 50 Volts, start the unit and read the

charge across the battery should be 13.2 + volts

if not, yes regulator is faulty

I hope this helped you

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