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Ariens 1128 pro electrical issue

I have a 1128 pro that was purchased new in 02 by myself and my father. He used this machine and had it maintained every year by the dealer we got it from. He got a smaller smaller machine and I got the Ariens. It sat for a year not used. I went through the machine this year and serviced the machine and replaced the starter, battery and solenoid. The machine starts off the battery with no issue. The issue is the light and the hand warmers will not work. The light comes on when I turn to machine over. Then goes off once it starts. Any help would be appreciated.

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Sounds like a bad voltage regulator. Engine running, there should be 13.5-14.0 Volts DC. If not, disconnect regulator at alternator and the alternator wire should output approx 30 Volts AC at High Speed.

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Not familiar with the voltage regulator on this machine. Where do I find it and what would it look like? Is it any easy replacement?

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Very simple replacement. Got a model number and serial number?? Briggs or Tecumseh Engine? You can go rite to the Ariens website with your model and serial numbers a get free D/L of Owners/Parts/Service manuals. You should get those anyway. Familiarize yourself with them a bit. But it will help ID the regulator & locations. And feel free to ask any other questions.

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Model 924508 serial# 4040

It is a tecumseh engine. I will get the manuals. I am familiar with most of the machine but not the complete electrical.



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This is strange. When did the headlight last work? Has someone done any rewiring on the machine, are there any splices in the wires? I don't see how these symptoms could occur unless the factory wiring has been changed. It acts like the light (and hand warmers) are connected to the solenoid output terminal that goes to the starter or to the control terminal on the solenoid that goes to the key switch. However, as wired by the factory, the light connection should be through the four pin connector that goes to the engine (to the lighting alternator coil). The headlight should be on whenever the engine is running. I suggest that you trace the headlight wire with a meter or test light and see where the wire goes.

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I agree, this is a little weird. The factory wiring for the light and hand warmers on this model is a direct ac circuit, nothing to do with the dc system.
I would disconnect the factory 4-pin connector (located at the engine base) and probe the ac (yellow wire) output. With meter set for ac I'd want to see ~30 vac at 3200 rpm and above. Then troubleshoot from there.

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Finally fixed! I checked the wire connector this morning everything looked good. I cleaned it up and added a little dielectric grease. When I reconnected I noticed that the black wire was not in. I plugged it back in and everything came to life.

Thank you all for the info and help. I truly appreciate it.

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