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I have a 52" Stander ZK 25.5 HP Kawasaki. Electrical

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I have a 52"...

I have a 52" Wright Stander ZK 25.5 HP Kawasaki. Electrical problem. Drains battery. 2 20 amp fuses heat up to melt plastic casing but fuse doesn't blow. Replaced voltage regulator (problem persists). Reaplaced both ignition coils (problem persists). Replaced charging coil (problem persists). Cleaned every electrical connection I could find (problem persists). Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

How long...1 week

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

All work so far I have done myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Machine is currently dead. 20 amp fuse to charging coil/alternator is blown. battery dead

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

Battery drains when engine is running, or when the engine is off? What is the output from the voltage regulator? You replaced the stator/charging coil? Magnets in flywheel were not damaged?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Magnets in flywheel looked fine. Do not know output of VR. VR is brand new replacement. Genuine Kawasaki
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Battery drains when engine is running
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

So what is output from regulator? Is output going to the battery positive?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
do not know specific output of voltage regulator. do not have meter.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

!! Digital voltmeter less than $10 at auto or retail store, or less t]at Harbor freight.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Prior to this problem I have never needed one. Is that your final answer?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hello?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

It is something that needs to be checked, and electrical problems, best done with test meter.!

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
anything else I can check?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

Battery only goes dead with engine running, because the regulator output is not reaching the battery. Take a jumper wire from the voltage regulator output, direct to the battery posiitve.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Output not reaching battery when alternator fuse is blown. Question is what is blowing the fuse?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

May be a short in the wire from the regulator to battery connection!

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No offense intended, Curtis, but this approach is not working for me. How can I get a refund without giving you a bad rating?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 9 months ago

I can opt out, maybe someone else can help.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I don't want anyone else's help. I want to terminate and get a refund. What's the best way to do that without giving you a bad rating?
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