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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jeremiah Chamberlin (Jchamberlin) on Monday, August 03, 2015 - 11:19 am:

Wayne: My amp light once came on with my 782 equipped with a Kohler Mag 18 motor the same way you describe; it turned out that the magnets had come loose inside the flywheel so the "alternator" wasn't functioning properly. The engine ran fine off the magneto, it didn't need the battery; but nothing else worked right, including the lights. Your mowing issue could be due to the PTO not getting enough current to hold itself in properly.

So, I suggest checking the output of the alternator under load, that is, do full current test, not just voltage.

I suppose a bad voltage regulator would also cause charging, and/or running problems.

Finally, have the battery's health checked too; it may not be able to store sufficient charge.

Just some thoughts for you to consider, hope you get it sorted out.

Kohlers are kool

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Wayne Hillmann (Whillmann) on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 09:23 am:

I have a Cub Cadet 1440. As soon as I engage the PTO/Mower, the Amp Light comes on, even at full throttle. Then when I get into Higher Grass the mower seems to bog down.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy w.d.jeffcoat (Wjeffcoat) on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 05:42 pm:

O.K. Got my 28+-AC from stator but only 12.8+- on red output from rectifier/regulator.

One could assume, (Oh No!!) I need a rectifier?

What does the voltage sensor part #929-3080 (Little round thingy) replacing 725-3165 do?


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy w.d.jeffcoat (Wjeffcoat) on Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 08:34 am:

Hope I am permitted to shake the bushes again on where to start trouble shooting the charging system on Model 1440 w/B&S Vanguard 14HP. Only getting 12.8 vdc while running and when flip PTO on Charge lite comes on.

Thanks! WJ

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy w.d.jeffcoat (Wjeffcoat) on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 07:20 pm:

I have a 1440 and have the same problem, have not dug into it yet but suspect I have a charging/rectifier problem?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Allen Schumacher (Aschumacher) on Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 09:08 pm:

Dave, I know little/nothing about a 1440. But.. there have been situations on the main forum where the "potting" material in an electric clutch fell apart/out of the clutch assy. Maybe eyeball the clutch and see if material is falling out of it. Also put a meter on it between the power wire and the chassis and see what the resistance is. That info may help others to help you. A.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy David Gallagher (Dgallagher) on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 06:29 pm:

I am working on a 1440 for a friend. The discharge light stays on when the electric PTO is engaged. After a time the PTO wil not engage at all. He has a new battery. All of my experience is with the 1X8 and 1X9 series. Any ideas?? Thanks

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