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Boney
My battery has not been charging when tractor is running. I have been re charging it after use using a tricle charger. When I use the tractor after about 1/2 hour or so it starts to sputter and not want to run. My thoughts are that maybe the spark is not that good because it is running off the battery, is this correct? or am I imagining things. Thnx

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Mick14
Thats how i run my broadmoor,the S/G output isn't there anymore,but i can run off the batt. for a full day mowing--then recharge with a 10 amp charger,been doing this for 3 years,i guess its time to have the S/G rebuilt.

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ReedS
Herman, Unless you have an externally mounted (automotive style) battery powered coil the state of battery charge should not affect engine operation as the original ignition system is a magneto which does not require any battery power. Now beyond that you could have a heat induced mag coil failure such as an electrical connection internal in the coil that opens up as it gets warmer (remember that metals typically expand when heated). Could also apply to anything in the ignitiion system ie; plug, plug wire, points,condensor etc. Could also be vacuum leak between carb/intake or intake/block that opens up with heat. You need to find out wether your losing spark or if you have a fuel problem. While not as likely in this weather you could also have a vapor lock condition if your fuel line routed too close to the exhaust or block. Just my 2 cents! Good luck!

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WITom
I had a 410 that wouldn't charge and I was doing the same as you. I would mow for about 2 1/2 hours - engine ran just fine the whole time. Toward the end of that period of time, the electric clutch would start to act up upon engagement. Seems if I left it engaged, it would continue to work just fine so I just left it on until I was done mowing. I doubt very much your troubles are from only running 1/2 hour.

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Chris727
Generator may not need to be rebuilt. Most of the time I find it is a fried voltage regulator that is the cause of failure to charge. You could take off the regulator and open it up. If the contcact points inside are fused together then it is time to replace it. They usually cost around $30-$40.

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HubbardRA
Herm, When the engine starts to act up, will the battery still turn the engine with the starter? My battery was going bad and wouldn't even turn the engine over after running a while, if I shut it off. The engine ran fine, and I run an external (Kohler type) coil. I replaced the battery and found out there was nothing wrong with the S-G. I had even purchased another S-G and voltage regulator from ebay for a replacement, but the battery was all I needed. Hasn't run down since then.

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Boney
While all the suggestions are good I think Reeds may be on to somthing. How do I go about eliminating some of the electrical parts that may be envolved in causing the engine to stop running? thnx Herm P.S because it is easiest for me to get too I am thinking of starting with the points ,,,,,but I am not sure what I am looking for....

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