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Re: JD 160 gas lawn tractor

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07-25-2013 21:11:29

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"Is that what you
would call a Coil?"


As it says on the label, it is a rectifier/voltage regulator. It rectifies the AC current produced by the permanent magnet under-flywheel alternator and regulates it so the battery is kept properly charged.

Since the engine has mag ignition (NOT powered by battery voltage) you could unplug the unit you've posted a photo of and toss it over your shoulder and the engine should continue to run just as before. But the battery won't be charged and eventually the electric PTO clutch is gonna drop out from low voltage.

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07-26-2013 18:00:19

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 Re: JD 160 gas lawn tractor in reply to Bob, 07-25-2013 21:11:29  
Thanks Bob, but why would me chilling this unit make the mower run fine till it heated up again?

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07-29-2013 08:56:45

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 Re: JD 160 gas lawn tractor in reply to Heyseed, 07-26-2013 18:00:19  
It is an electronic assembly mounted to a plastic circuit board. When it gets hot, expansions pulls a printed connection apart. Cooling it off lets the connection go back together.

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