What I tried
Sorry it took so long to reply, had a leak in my water heater and had to replace it. I tried freezing them for 24 hours and letting them sit for 24 hours, then tried to charge them. No luck. I've left them on the charger for over 24 hours and no fan comes on. I put my 12 volt batteries (the charger is good for 12/14.4 and 18) and the fans come and they charge. So I know the charger works.
So, I guess it's off the repair center to see if the warranty works or not.
Thanks for the ideas.
If you dont have warranty to get it fixed, why dont you try to fix it yourself?
I happened to have an experience with my 18V Battery drill, it kept short circuiting all the batteries I had (there was a problem with the variable speed switch). My batteries cant be used and cant be charged either. First I check the output voltage of the battery, It was zero volt. So, it was definitely something wrong with one of the jumpers. I opened the battery with torx screw driver T10 size. I found out a jumper connection right on the front edge of the battery pack, on the top of 2 cells was split. The jumper connection acted like a protective fuse to prevent damage on the cells. I just soldered them together. And now all my batteries are working properly. And if in the future your power tools short circuit the battery, dont worry, I am sure the solder will split up as they cant handle the heat too much. It happened to me like nearly 10 times. My batteries are ok but my battery drill is still stuffed. I have to order the replacement switch from spare part dealer in ohio, which really annoys me coz I live in new zealand (the shipping cost is as expensive as the switch). Check my other reply for eric http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...?t=6369&page=2
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