Sorry Tazza, I'm in fact talking about the (STATOR). The charging system doesn't work. Have to hook a battery charger to it to start and can't run for to long.It depends if its the starter or just the solenoid or switch.
Check the back of the starter, there should be a large cable coming from your battery and there should be a smaller wire that goes to the key switch or solenoid. Get a piece of wire and touch between the +ve to the battery and the small wire on the back of the starter. If it jumps into life its either your key switch or a bad solenoid between the switch and starter (cheap to fix).
Sorry, i must have figured it was a typo.Sorry Tazza, I'm in fact talking about the (STATOR). The charging system doesn't work. Have to hook a battery charger to it to start and can't run for to long.
The only other option you have is to mount an alternator to it, but that is assuming there is a pulley on the front of the engine you can attach a bet to.....Sorry, i must have figured it was a typo.
No doubt its located behind the fly wheel? nice and easy to get at.......
I'm not sure what they use for a rectifier on these but if its like my rider mower it has a diode or 2, they could be burnt out?
Worst case, you could get an electric motor winding person to re-wind it for you.
If your Dad's machine does in fact have a stator verses an altenator (not familiar with this particular machine) here are a couple things to check before you tear into it too deep:On my OMC 1700 the stator was bad and could not find another so I wound my own. Took all of 2 hours which was how long it would have taken to look for one. Always worked after that. Also check your rectifiers and regulator, what seems to be a stator is often in either module.