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Troubleshooting Stator 173-4287

  This information was packed with Stator number 173-4287.  It is not for every Stator. Some tips are some good ones that the customer can use to Help trouble shoot other stators as well.   The Wiring codes could be different on other stators. These products were designed to be installed by a professional marine mechanic. cannot be held liable for injury or damage resulting from improper installation, abuse, neglect or misuse of this information or products.


Discoloration of all the battery windings is an indication of a problem in the rectifier / regulator circuit. Discoloration of only one post of the battery windings indicate a problem in the Stator.

No fire at all:

1. Disconnect the kill Wire and retest.  If the Ignition now has fire, check the kill circuit.

2.. Check the resistance between the 2 sets of brown wires. Brown to brown/yellow should  read approximately 950 ohms, for each set. DVA (peak voltage) should be 150v or more.

3. Orange to orange/black should read about 50 or 100 ohms depending on the actual part number of the original. DVA should be 15V or more.

4. Inspect the flywheel outer Trigger magnets to see if they are loose or broken.

5. Disconnect the rectifier/regulator and retest.  If the fire returns, replace the rectifier/regulator.

No fire in one bank:

1. Swap sides of the Stator leads to see if the no fire problem follows one side of the Stator. If it does, the Stator is bad. If the problem remains on the same bank, the power pack is probably bad.

High speed miss or weak hole shot:

1. Connect a DVA meter between the brown and brown yellow wires and do a running test. At no time should the voltage exceed 400v. If it does, the regulator circuit in the power pack is bad.  The voltage should show a smooth climb and stabilize, gradually falling off at high RPM (above 5000). If you see a sudden drop in voltage right before the miss becomes apparent, the problem is likely in the Stator.

2: Disconnect the rectifier and retest.  If the problem disappears, replace the rectifier and retest to verify that the problem was the rectifier.

  Quick Start does not work:

1. Check the resistance from the Orange to the Orange/Black wires. You should read about 100 ohms.

2. Check DVA voltage from the Orange to the Orange/Black wires while connected to the power lead. The reading should be between 8 and 24 Volts. A reading above 24V indicates a problem in the power pack while a reading below 8 volts usually indicates a problem in the Stator.

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