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The batteries wont hold a charge.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Replacement Battery
I found a 18V Powerglide battery at AceHardware.com and they say that it will fit ANY 18V Powerglide tool. Their part number is 2103992 and list price is 23.99. However I would strongly recommend that you look at the battery online to make sure it will match up. This is allthe information I can find. Good Luck
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. The yellow and blinking red indicate a defective cell. Since it has lithium cells and is that new any repair to it would be a waste of your time. Ryobi tools purchased in 2008 have a 2 year warranty. I am guessing you probably got it at a home depot and you should return it under the warranty. All new Ryobi tools have a three year warranty. Good Luck! and Thanks for using fixya!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Absolutely not. The risk of damage to the battery is only a minor concern compared to the fire hazard you would be creating.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
If you have been a bad boy and managed to short the battery by using it for non-proscribed purposes, the fusible link will blow (kind of like a fuse)
To fix it, open up the battery (use a Torx 10 security bit, or a small flathead in a pinch) On the battery connection nearest the spring-loaded white catch there is a small bridge of metal with a hole in the center. If this is melted you can solder it back together by sanding the two pieces and putting a glob of solder on them. This will void your warranty (duh!) and remove the battery's fuse protection, but it WILL work again.
If the link is intact and nothing else is obviously wrong, you almost certainly have a bad cell. I recommend pulling out the bad cell ( it will be the one that does not read between 2.5 - 4 vdc) and replacing it with one from another dud battery- this requires some fudging and re-soldering.
Or do what I did, pull the cell, toss the electronics and the short pink wire, add a cigarette lighter socket and voila! you have a portable power supply giving around 14 volts. Charge it up by wiring two cigarette lighter male ends together (check polarity , + to + (tip end) and - to -) and plug it into your car, but only while it is running or you will be charging your car battery with it!
Hope that helps.
Matt Binns GiantGlobes.com
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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