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    Question John Deere 445 Charging Problem

    The charging system on my 445 quit, but I'm not sure if it has an alternator, generator or magneto. I can't see anything being driven by the fan belt. Where do I start looking?
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    Default Re: John Deere 445 Charging Problem

    Hello & WELCOME to TBN!

    I moved your thread to the John Deere Lawn & Garden Forum.
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    The 445 should have a v-twin Kawasaki right? It was common for the voltage regulator mounted on the frame below the steering wheel to fail. It's a grey box the size of a deck of cards with cooling fins on it. But before you replace it make sure the battery terminals and fuses are good.
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    Default Re: John Deere 445 Charging Problem

    I have the tech manual in a PDF file if you'd like a copy shoot me your email

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    Default Re: John Deere 445 Charging Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Preludegod View Post
    The 445 should have a v-twin Kawasaki right? It was common for the voltage regulator mounted on the frame below the steering wheel to fail. It's a grey box the size of a deck of cards with cooling fins on it. But before you replace it make sure the battery terminals and fuses are good.
    With a new battery, good fuses, clean terminals, I have a charging voltage of 13 volts. The head lights at night are very dim. If I try to start the tractor 2-3 times in a 10 minute period I will have run down the battery. Does this sound like the voltage regulator? Thanks.

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    Default Re: John Deere 445 Charging Problem

    Any chance I could bug you for a copy of the 445 (Lawn and garden) tech manual?

    Thanks, George.

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