Well along with the stator, the cheapo Harbor Freight battery maintainer crapped out too. No real surprise there. I have had pretty good luck with stuff like basic hand tools, anything with no moving parts or electrical components from Harbor Freight, but anything more complex, ummmm, spend a little extra. I just got the brand name Battery Tender Jr. from Wal-Mart for $25.00, so stupid me for getting the crappy one for $21.00 in the first place, LOL!!!