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Old 09-02-2020, 10:01 AM
David Reinhardt David Reinhardt is offline
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Default Bench testing stators

I’m looking for some help on testing a Briggs and Stratton charging system. I have read and understand the tractor (1440 & 1641) service manual and the Briggs manual. Preforming the test indicated the stators in both tractors are defective. I have a couple used spare stators but no way to test them. New unbranded ones are around $50 and OEM are $100 . There are plenty of used ones cheaper but are they good? My question is their any way of bench testing a stator? I'm trying to keep from pulling the engines multiple times.
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Old 09-02-2020, 03:09 PM
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More than likely they can be measured with an ohmmeter. Should be low ohms between the two conductors and an open circuit from conductors to ground. Check a bad one first and compare to the questionable ones.

Maybe someone else has one they can measure or has experience with them.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:25 AM
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On the bench you could only check for an open or a short. There wouldn’t be any way to check output without the other parts of the system in place and running.

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Old 09-03-2020, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I need to pull both engines maybe by examining the defectives ones against the spares I have for shorts/opens it will help.
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