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my 1277 seems to be not chargeing. i have not got to involved in it yet. i tested power to everything and the volt meter only reads 10.9 to mid 11 volts at the battery. anybody know what these old generators should put out ?. i dont think i have never had a promblem with any of my other generator tractors. its been ahwile since i had to deal with one. when i bought the 1277 the generator was off the engine. i wonder if i have to polerize it?. but i dont remember how to ?.

i have to get this looked at today since we have 5-8" of snow headed our way tonight .

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im having the same problem so i will read the postings here to see if i can get mine fixed also thanks

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my 1277 seems to be not chargeing. i have not got to involved in it yet. i tested power to everything and the volt meter only reads 10.9 to mid 11 volts at the battery.

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thanks terry. ill look at it tomarrow.

and ya you guess it :thumbs: i had to look at the 877 when i put it on.

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Here's a diagram for the S/G equipped early Kohlers. Mark ("mack1605") is looking for one so I thought I'd post it here so everyone who needs it can see it.

wiring1966gen.jpg

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Guys... hold that thought about polarizing a starter/generator! :thumbs:

I have to verify something first, so disregard my previous instructions from the web site I "stole" them from this morning.

(that is the correct procedure for polarizing a Delco GENERATOR with regulator-controlled field ground though -- like on some GM automobiles)

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:P :thumbs: OH shat :thumbs::D ....now you tell me

naw just kindin ya...... :D

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It's not really anything serious, Perry....

Just make sure you never put power to the "F" post on the regulator or S/G. :thumbs:

I'm trying to get this sorted out, but I might have to call Jr. down at the auto/electric shop in the morning. :thumbs:

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i pulled the cover off the regulator and it looks like brand new :thumbs: . i cleaned up the little points :thumbs: and it started to get spark between the connections and i got intermidiate charge. seemed to charge better at lower rpm's. i grounded the GEN at the F terminal and it put a load on the engine and was reading 21. volts on the meter. ill change the regulator today and see what happens.

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Make sure you use a regulator intended for starter/generator systems and not a regular automotive generator. Even though some of them look the same, they are completely different and don't interchange.

(figuring you knew that, but thought I'd mention it anyhow. :thumbs: )

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I found this in my files, (thanks to BLUEKNIGHTBOB)

Voltage regulator: Delco/Remy # 1118988 or NAPA small engine parts # 7-01826

Starter/Generator belt: Kohler # 261605

Idiot light for generator: minature 12 volt bulb # 53

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