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Re: Can a bad reg/rect damage a stator?
To answer your question yes it can, there are three diodes(phases) within the rectifier that allow current to go in one direction through the device (ie. Stator > Rectifier > Battery). But will not allow currrent to flow in the opposite direction.
If one or more of these diodes fail or have failed, then your stator is essential running overtime (burning out) trying to charge your battery on a single phase (one of the diodes). Hope this helps.