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It's usually a magnet that gets them close in my case a frugal neighbor that feeds the whole town from his yard witch is close to my garage cave so If you feed anything close to your cave they will come. I crunch up moth balls and spread around the base plate of the garage inside and out that usually does the trick.
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I remember this thread, always wondered what happened to the mower, mouse and river in the shop. Too bad you cant just get a couple sheep to trim the grass.
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I am going to get it to running again.....

and yes, no mice in the shop this last winter, we had some cats who took up residence

we kept water and dry food for them there
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made up a little video showing the mice nest I am fixing

I have a bit of head cold, so my nose is snuffing... that microphone is way too sensitive

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John, be careful when you first start the mower, someone cut the regulator for a reason. The output could be too high and caused lamps to blow, relay coils to smoke and the battery to boil. By cutting the output of the regulator and keeping the mower on charge, when not in use, problems were bypassed not solved. May not be a problem but something to keep in mind when the time comes to start the engine. Keep us up to date with pictures of your progress.

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Charlie,

all they had to do was unplug the connector.
It is a pull apart single pole connector.
Why cut it?

The thing only costs $14 to $16 on amazon, so if it don't regulate right, it will get replaced.

I have already made the mental note to watch the voltage....
I think somewhere I made mention that I have a Digital 3 digit voltmeter display that is going to installed next to the key switch....

we will always know the status of the battery.
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max the voltage reg should put out is 14 volt and no power should go to the coils it only runs the electic clutch and lights and charges battery
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True, no lights on this mower and the battery lasted about six mowings
Then I had to charge it again.

If the alternator works, I will out lights on it
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max the voltage reg should put out is 14 volt and no power should go to the coils it only runs the electic clutch and lights and charges battery

I'm at home now on a real keyboard, not a cellphone.... been a long day.

MowerDoc, you are quite correct. The only thing that battery had to do was turn the starter and hold in the electric clutch to engage the blades.

apparently, it would do that for 4 or 5 mowings, which is about 3 hrs/mowing.... so 12-15 hours of holding the clutch in per charge. Not too bad for such a small battery.

I will make sure it is working for sure, as my daughter wants driving lights installed so she can do her mowing after the sun goes down.

I put a pair of driving lights on the big Husqvarna Lawn tractor and what a difference that made.... we can mow after sun is gone, and the temps are 20-25 degrees cooler during the summer months.

I had always been wanting to find out why it did not charge, but one look at how the wiring harness was buried inside the frame on this thing totally made me change my mind.... I mean, they buried the harness inside the frame, and then put the damn thing together later.... I could not believe it.

It was made as to use it until it breaks, then throw it away, and get a new one....

Now, all of that stuff is outside the frame, my new harness will be in a loom, but will be clamped to the top side of the frame where I can get to it if ever needed again...

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