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  • bkcarpentry
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    The first time I had the impact replaced at HD they took one out of a impact driver kit not the combo kit and it did the same thing. Ridgid has since replaced the whole 5 pc. combo set with one they personally inspected and I have worked the tools hard without any problems.

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  • Highlife
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    I was just wondering if most of the impacts are coming out of the kits? I am in the market for another impact, the x4 I have now is great so i was going to buy another. What I am really asking is, are all the problems coming from the combo? Should I grab the other x4 with two more batteries? Thanks

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  • Bob D.
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    Originally posted by johnw48 View Post
    Now I'm getting nervous! I just purchased a new x4 combo kit and haven't tried the impact driver yet. I hope I don't have the same problem with mine. I will certainly let you know if I do.
    Me too. I bought the kit a couple weeks ago and yesterday was the first day I used the impact. The LED does not blink but it stays on for a long time, over 3 minutes, at which point I disconnect the battery and reattach and that shuts the LED off. Other times the LED will go off after about 20 seconds. Not sure what the set delay off time is but 20 seconds seems like it would be about right. No problems with the other tools yet.

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  • masterbeavis
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    Black tape fixes a lot of problems like this. My introduction to electrical tape happened when I was 7, grandpa used it to cover the low range light on his FJ40. Boy that turkey was bright at night.

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  • King Dork
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    Used my X4 impact driver several times and thought I might have dodged the "strobe light" issue. Today I was inside kitchen cabinets screwing on new counter tops and all the sudden, "disco fever"! First time it flashed for about 30 seconds and stopped. After that it wouldn't stop until I removed the battery. Thought I'd just finish the job but damn! That strobe effect while inside base cabinets just totally freaked out my vision. Thankfully my "old faithful" 18 volt Milwaukee nicad impact driver was arm's reach away, and it's LED light works as it should. I got the X4 kit as a Christmas gift and it was then almost past the 90 day return time. In Erie, PA and there's not a service center around the corner, so just have to give it a few more tries and hope it stops. On a positive note (even though I'm pi$$ed about the situation), until it started going all "Flash Gordon" on me it WAS the favorite of all of my impact drivers (I own 5 brands of them). The X4 hammer drill that the impact driver came with is AWESOME! The LED on the hammer drill works fine. Weird. . . . they must have spec'd in a really fragile LED circuit that pusses out when the impact driver starts getting freaky. I was about to pick up a second X4 impact driver, but think I gotta reconsider.

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  • Alphacowboy
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    Originally posted by MAS View Post
    Maybe it caught a glimpse of some of your other tools that you have performed surgery on and got scared? lol
    Best response ever!

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  • Bob D.
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    Originally posted by MAS View Post
    Maybe it caught a glimpse of some of your other tools that you have performed surgery on and got scared? lol

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  • MAS
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    Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
    mine stopped doing it, now it works as it should... no idea why.
    Maybe it caught a glimpse of some of your other tools that you have performed surgery on and got scared? lol

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  • Alphacowboy
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    mine stopped doing it, now it works as it should... no idea why.

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  • thisismatt
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    Any resolution to this problem?

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  • thisismatt
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    I have the same issue with an X4 impact. The light begins flashing immediately when trigger or grip button is depressed. Sometimes it stops and illuminates normally after a few blinks, but most of the time it just blinks non-stop until the battery is removed, or occasionally turns off, but usually not.

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  • masterbeavis
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    I am curious to know how long it will take for the LED light to drain the battery.

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  • Alphacowboy
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    I too got the hammer drill / impact promo. The impact light never turns off. It stays on until I remove the battery. This is looking to be wide spread. It's a shame, the x4 unit is a sweet setup, by far the best of all the Ridgid drills/impacts I have owned.

    Btw, my drill chuck wobbles as well, but only the outer casing, the center of the chuck seems to be true.

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  • dragonknight30
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    Let me elaborate, the impactor runs, but only impacting. No load on the tool, yet it is always impacting.

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  • dragonknight30
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    Bought my impactor in July of 2011, sent it to service center september 2011, recieved back from service center December 2011, same problem occuring February 2012

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