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I had an issue a few years back with my Craftsman tractor not charging the battery. Mine has an ammeter on it, so I could see I had a charging problem pretty easy. Had to pull the flywheel off the top of the motor to get at the thing and found that there were magnets inside the flywheel that drove the charging ring and they were all piled up in a clump. I could easily see exactly where they went, so I bought some expensive Locktite branded adhesive and glued them back into place. Been fine since, and that glue was straight ridiculous. You had about a generous 15 seconds to make sure it was where you wanted it because King Kong couldn’t budge it after that.My Honda Tractor was giving me fits this weekend. It seems to not be charging the battery. It will run only a few minutes and the battery very slowly drains and then the engine stalls.
There is a coil for the spark plug that feeds off the battery, and two coils on the engine that goes through a rectifier/ regulator to feed the battery.
I found a bad connection from at the regulator/rectifier going to the battery, fixed that, but didn't seem to help much.
I charged the battery up yesterday, and letting it sit to see if it drains down on it's own. It's a new battery, but maybe it was damaged or bad.
Otherwise I'm looking at an issue with the charging coil. Can't seems to find any online, and you need to pull the motor to get at them anyway........
Not coinvent, since I have a 20yrd dumpster I am trying to load with old bricks and concrete. Spent most of Saturday and Sunday screwing with it instead of doing actual work.