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    New guy here with a recent problem in my charger. I've had the charger and drill for almost 3 years.

    I've been on a job recently and when battery #1 powered out I brought it home and plugged it in and charged it. I used battery #2 (hard to tell them apart since they have same s/n). When battery #2 powered out I brought it home to repeat the process.

    When my charger wasn't in use I unplug it from the wall. I plugged it in and the red LED light did not come on. I checked the outlet and found power but no LED on my charger. I checked the charger to see if there is a fuse - no such luck.

    Anybody else had similar problems? If so what did you do to correct it?

    Thanks for reading this.
    Mike in OH
    Part of R&M Handyman & Light Construction Services
    Last edited by R&M Handymen; 08-09-2010, 09:54 PM. Reason: spelling error

  • #2
    Re: 18v Lithium Ion Battery Charger

    If you got a defective charger your best bet is to take it to a service center for repair. You have a 3yr warranty at the minimum and LLSA if you registered your powertool kit.


    • #3
      Re: 18v Lithium Ion Battery Charger

      What reConx said. I would also bring your batteries and a tool for testing. At three years the batts are probably about shot and it would be nice if you could get them replaced and the service center is going to want a tool to test.....good luck, Ray


      • #4
        Re: 18v Lithium Ion Battery Charger


        You say that the red LED doesn't come on, but do you get the green LED light flashing at all when the charger is plugged in and the battery is on it? (Indicating that it is charging the battery?) And/or, do you get a steady green LED lit up after about 40 mins of charging, indicating a full charge? If so, it could just be a problem with the red LED.

        If not, could be a deeper issue with the charger.


        • #5
          ReConx, thanks for that insight there on taking my defective charger into a service centre.

          I had initially thought about reconditioning my battery(#1), but when I learned it was indeed the charger, I thought for sure I'd have to drop the money on a brand new one. I've only had my powertool kit for just under a year and a half, and honestly expected that the warranty would only be 1 year - great to learn that it's 3!
          At Battery Restoration's how to recondition batteries page is where I learned about restoring batteries.


          • Mikeinctown
            Mikeinctown commented
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            Check your local Home Depot stores to see if they still have the 4.0 battery/charger combination. Where I am they are $49 if still in stock. They were a christmas promotion that has been discontinued for now. They are eligible for the LSA agreement. I didn't necessarily need a third charger, but $50 for the spare battery was worth the purchase.

          • blue_can
            blue_can commented
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            People who join a site and start off by posting links to products usually tend to be spammers.

          • RebeccaFarrali
            RebeccaFarrali commented
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            Thanks for the info Mike - that $49 price tag is definitely hard to pass up, especially for a spare battery. Looks like that will be my first stop on the way to work tomorrow!

        • #6
          I unfortunately have a pile of the chargers that came in the drill/driver kits from 3-4 years ago, probably 4-5 of them, maybe more. All dead.