I’m thrilled to say the Ryobi is charging now, and truly thanks to you! How old is it? Still dead. WooHoo! I have never dropped this drill and it is still in mint condition but I think it would be out of warranty? Oh, and thank you Karen for such a wonderful video. Powered up whenever I turn the power bar on with all my other chargers. Hi Bob, if the problem with the charger not recognizing the battery is happening on the level of the board (in between the cells and the stem) then charging from the stem won’t fix the problem. I got it to work briefly, but just a bit. View and Download Ryobi P117 operator's manual online. Good for you. Do you have any other batteries that work in that charger? Thanks! rember the Galaxy 7 and 8 scandal? My 40 volt lawnmower is cutting out with a battery level over half. For the rest of you? Just cut it off. A reliable method for fixing them. This time the flashing red light quickly turned into flashing green light for a couple of seconds than came the alternating red and green light. 18 VOLT DUAL CHEMISTRY BATTERY CHARGER. I tightened the bolts on both sides (added a few drops of blue Locktite to prevent them from coming loose again). after trying #3 I still have a battery the charger indicates is ready for use, only to get a second of power from the tool you sent. Karen Bertelsen. nope, no video. Hi Tom, I am not sure sorry. Do you have a multimeter so you can see what the voltage the battery is at? I haven’t used my trimmer since August. And in most cases the problem is in the board. My 40v batteries fuel gauge stopped working a week or so ago. Amazon has the new ones, Otherwise if you are looking to save some money then maybe look for second hand units? If Karen’s ‘hack’ works on a cordless, this will change my life! An issue with this battery…any advice? If your terminals are corroded, then the corrosion can be removed with a piece of sand paper. Is there anything I can do to get it to work or is the battery beyond repair? Unfortunately, electronics and water don’t mix. If I’m forced to buy another charger, I’ll have spend more $$ on chargers than the equipment alone. on Chrome. To bring this full circle, the reason you are here in the first place, because your battery won’t charge, is a safety precaution built into the battery pack. I have arthritis in my hands and it is very difficult if not impossible to remove the battery from trimmer. It sounds like the battery is not being charged – or possibly even that the charger is not detecting that a battery is plugged into it at all. Pull the top off of the battery case. In 1 minute increments, followed by a charge attempt. when I disassembled them all but one had some blue green corrosion on both the top and bottom of several connection points on the board. What does this mean? I just pulled out my 10 month old 40v battery lawn mower (April now). No problem! Do this on and off for approximately a minute. I find it odd and am tired of purchasing a charger every 2 months. Hi Sherm thanks for the comment. The third, flashes on the very first light. I have been on the fence about buying a cordless vacuum for this very reason. It just wasn’t mathematically probable. You only need to establish which is which. It should be higher than it was before boosting. Then today I cleared the snow again and following the cleanup, I placed that battery in the charger again, and again, it will not take a charge. You Can Fix That. It charges according to the the charger lights. I have another one that charges to 2 notches and I can use if for a bit, but when it dies, it still shows 2 notches. I’d used the refrigerator option a couple of times in the past to get the temperature in range. ¡Tu traductor realmente arruinó tus comentarios! When it came time to do yard work (April) the charger worked fine. We are assuming we DON’T have a bad cell, and we are trying to bring up the charge ‘safely’ little by little. Second, if I run the weed eater at a slower speed, it will run quite awhile. Best regards. why would battery charger light stay green if battery is defective (only charges to 18 v)? I would doubt if it was used more than once or twice. No vid :'(. The charger comes with two LED lights that indicate the state of the battery and its charge level. A great plan for extending the life of expensive batteries! Your translator seriously screwed up your comments!! P117 battery charger pdf manual download. Any suggestions? run time is maybe 10 minutes then I can re charge. Did you ever get it fixed? Battery & Charger Warranty: All RYOBI 40V Lithium-Ion Outdoor Batteries and Chargers are covered by a 3-Year Limited Warranty. wondering if you know if the 36V tools will support a 40V battery. Check battery fuel gauge, 3 lights illuminate. To wit, this came into my mind: Hallelujah! Seems to indicate a faulty battery then , I have the same issue as John. ~ karen! The light will not come back on unless I unplug the charger for several minutes then plug it back in. If you accidentally use the wrong wire will stuff blow up? Sounds like you could have a faulty charger! It showed a full charge but wouldn’t work again. The battery works as expected. That’s interesting! Safari is a notorously outdated browser if that’s what you’re using and often things don’t show up with it. I will show this to hubby though – he uses DeWault drills for work, but still good info! I picked it up second hand. ~ karen! I had a similar issue. I realized it was only a 5V charger when it charged the batteries to 5V at the charging leads (which barely registered at 0.2V through the battery circuitry at the normal connections). Ok then, 3 years old is where a Li-Ion battery generally starts to die. So I grabbed the batter from the weed whacker and the drill didn’t work either. In my case the battery was carrying a charge of 0.06 volts. How old are the batteries? For all other RYOBI … You can fix these batteries that appear to be completely dead. I always knew there HAD to be a way to get those suckers to work again. It’s “defective”. Not only did option 3 work for me on my 40V Ryobi but it also worked on my 18V milwaukee red lithium! The Ryobi charger is designed to charge only lithium-ion and nickel-cadmium batteries. Most cordless tools are now around 18V. They charge fine and if I used the on a low draw system they work fine, but as soon as I put one in my lawn mower or weed whacker they run for a few minutes… stop… then a minute or two later then start up again. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It’s not even a year old. Thank you! Use the multimeter to measure the stripped wires, then put black tape on the negative one to remind you. Ryobi Drill w/ Battery … The lawnmower and the 2 batteries it came with. This isnt a brand issue, it is a known li-ion battery issue. Hi Bridgitt, that could be a faulty charger or battery. When not under load the battery reads 38 volts once again. On the right side (looking as if you are pushing the mower) at the handle/mower connection, there is a small switch that must be activated to tell the mower the handle is fully set in the “use” position, not the “fold for storage” position. Well, the good news is the battery is readily available. Sometimes these are not true at all and you will find out later that the charge won’t last as long as the original ones. Thanks. Mine started taking the charge after doing it just 3 times. I worship the ground you walk on Karen! Charger using 230VAC for Fast or Slow speed (depend on model). There are easy to access + and – terminals without taking it apart. It doesn’t stay running. Like I said its not the batteries. I am a professional and I know these things. We are an industrious sort. Before it will charge your battery pack, the charger checks the voltage IN the battery, it expects it to be ‘flat’ but flat for an 18v pack means it is down below 18v. Otherwise there are some third party batteries on Amazon that are a direct replacement for the P104’s here: http://amzn.to/2lzxc2f By all reports these batteries are just as good as genuine Ryobi’s. What should the voltage output be between + to – terminals of the battery? Put battery in mower and will operate for 10-15 minutes. You my friend are a genius !! 40v fuel gage says the battery is full. I’m so stoked! That could be another solution, only if the batteries have good amperage. How does the voltage measure on it? Any advice? Ha! I went to use the drill, grabbed the battery from the charger and it didn’t work. You said if solution #3 wouldn’t work for me, I might have a dead battery, which I assumed I did in the first place. Thanks. About everything. after trying fix option 3 my charger is flashing red and green without the battery. On the bad battery, the green status lights do not function at all anymore. Continued trying the fix even though the lights were just flashing red & green continuously. Well, it doesn't. Still doesn’t make sense logically – but am going with their recommendation to replace battery. Love this article and indeed, sign me up. Thanks. old one battery works fine the other stops with 1/2 charge showing on the indicator can it be fixed or should i replace it ? Put in charger all lights on battery come on, one flashing, and charger green light flashes for a minute then goes solid green—full charge. I have a brand new battery – never been charged since original purchase at HD on a blower. Holy Schmidt! This will give you the most accurate reading. I appreciate your comment. Use a multimeter and set it to measure voltage. No proposals though. Both chargers have the same “manifestations.” This all started after using my leaf blower with all three batteries, and trying to recharge. Guess what? Battery chargers included in this recall are green and grey and have "Ryobi" printed in white lettering on the front of the charger. Just jump starting it isn’t a good idea. If you still only get a red flashing light and the battery won't charge, boost the battery some more. My Ryobi drill battery has always been dead when I pull it out to use it no matter when I fully charged it from steady red to steady green. Cara Karen, All 4 green lights on the battery and solid green light on charger. It be that you just have a faulty battery and it cannot be revived. I purchased a Ryobi cordless weed eater last year (I’m small so the model I selected works for my female/small build). nada. Hopefully, adding a bit of information to the “mix”. Aaron Hi Aaron, my 40V battery was working fine and then i dropped it about two feet on the pavement. The battery has 4 green lights and no red lights but the blower doesn’t work? always always always remove any jewelry when working with electronics or electricity. Very strange. I had the same problem last year with the charger if I left it plugged in while I was out using the tool when I came back the lights would be off. I really need to get this battery going, again! The only time the original technique wouldn’t work is if your battery is genuinely dead – a very old battery for example. You stick the battery in the charger and … nothing. Can that be fixed. I love the Ryobi grass trimmer but it’s annoying having to remember to remove the battery from the charger. Your feet make me crazy. It works fine. I’ve just encountered the Red/green light flashing for my 36V 5Ah battery and am balking at the fact Two of the batteries have solid green on the first of four lights and flash on the second. Just touch the black wire to the negative terminal (the one with the black wire going to it) and the white wire (or striped wire) to the positive terminal (the one with the red wire going to it). Their batteries and chargers on the other hand, could use some improvement. Great job. If it has the squiggly line (AC) after the output voltage, don’t use it to try to charge the batteries. Thanks for any suggestions, I thought that was pretty neat. No stumbling. So, the short version, if you will excuse the pun, is that if you short a battery, it can very easily erupt into an inferno, in seconds, and you will not believe just how violently these things can go off. The weed whacker is older than the drill, the drill is not even a year since I bought it. So keep this in mind when carrying out the following recommendations. Thanks. This is the second season I’m using this mower and I left the battery on charge all winter. Best bet is to give the manufacturer a call and find out. Yep, certainly sounds like a battery that needs replacing. I’m SO glad I’m not the only one who finds this life changing, lol. Have you tried option 3? Also, the average human body is made up of 60-70% water… Google, it :). My battery is 4 months old and won’t charge. So if you power off the charger for a while then plug it back in it still flashes red and green? Has anyone experienced this? Not an overheating problem as the batteries do not get hot.. seems like a current issue. It has 2 “charge light dot” visible when looking at the charge of the battery, but only one “charge light dot” when in the appliance (lawnmower in this case.) You were right. The charger will plug into any outlet that is of normal household voltage, or 120 volts. The description stated that it charged ALL Ryobi 12-V batteries. Test your the voltage on your battery pack again. I used the 1423701 Ryobi Ni-Cd charger to charge the 130224054 ONE Plus 18V Ni-Cd batteries I purchased from CPO Outlets. Very useful indeed.). + to – = 19.9 volts What is described here is a very specific situation, and thinking this will work in general is msiplaced. Have you got a multimeter to test the battery voltage? I tried the solution #3, out & in for 30 minutes, but the red & green lights keep flashing. Mine went from 0.06 volts to 7.58 volts after a minute long boosting session. I am trying to determine if I have a bad batteries or a bad charger. Click here to see Amazon’s selection of Ryobi 40V Batteries and Chargers. – In this case, any AC adapter with a rated voltage about 6 VDC should provide about 8 V with no load, which should be “good to go” to re-energize a 12 V battery pack. Der, you should propose to Karen, cause you could be an exlosive pack of energy together (poor pun intended). Maybe a month has gone by and I'm doing some drywall work in the house. Are you using the bag? Thought I had a bad battery #3 did the trick – Thank you!! Lithium batteries can only take around 500-750 charge cycles on average. I currently have a Ryobi Trimmer Model P117 18 volt which is approximately 6 years old. My 40 volt Ryobi battery is only a couple years old so I went on line to try to see if anyone else has had the red/green flashing kiss of death charging problem which led me to your site. Initially, it had 40 volts across the terminals, and would not power a trimmer, so I assumed the trimmer was bad and replaced it. ), it shows 4 lights as being fully charged. When I check the battery gauge, it shows it’s full and flashes. It’s not about current, even a 1 amp charger can blow up a battery. It certainly sounds like your charger may need replacing. I’m definitely not holding my breath on them to warranty replace the two broken ones. The new charger didn’t work! I press and hold the “?” Button on my battery, all four lights flash twice, pause, then flash twice again. Thanks Karen, I’m trying this for sure. Step 8. Once again, leave this connected for a few minutes then try charging the battery. It might be the tool. The voltage on the battery only reads 27volts from the + to the – terminal on the battery. I use them in just about everything these days. Step 10. What gives with the lights being illuminated but short run time? Sounds like a battery that has just gotten old and tired. I love my Ryobi to death. When I go to use it it runs around high speed for a few seconds and then completely stops. There's a hidden screw under a piece of plastic. Hey Aaron, It is fairly new (the other battery works fine). its not the charger because i have another battery and it charges fine. – “kill switch” at about 6.9 V The battery lights on the battery do not show up at all and when I put it on the charger it goes to green as if the battery is fully charged. Which is *almost* nothing, but not. What do you think I should do? Test your the voltage on your battery pack again. No, it’s not safe. Sounds like a faulty charger to me. The section under the V with the straight line(s). Over and over. Just an FYI, I tried the insert and remove attempt and ruined the 40 volt expensive ryobi charger, bummer. I actually have 6 batteries. Took about a minute. Yes, they are! Hi DG, Well said…. **********************************************************************************. Problem solved. If you are interested, you can read more technical details about “priming” batteries here: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prime_batteries. If the voltage in the pack doesn’t start rising, or the wires you are touching onto the ends of the batteries get hot, STOP!!!!!!! Each cell is normally 3.7v Maybe the battery is getting too hot, and when you leave it for a few minutes it cools down enough to work again. Although it is wise to check the charger to make sure the output is DC and not AC, there aren’t many that output AC anymore. I want to charge my battery using an inverter and small solar panel. I have both a weed whacker and a new drill. The mower shuts off when turning to the left, as the push bar moves away from the button. we are made of water, we are naturally conductive, we burn easly, lithium batteries are highly flammable. Any thoughts? Excellent! I have the same problem Victor. Now I have a problem as I have 5 Ryobi tools (that work well if they have a charged battery and two non working battery chargers . Glad it worked for you! My battery mower goes on but cuts out any suggestions on what to do. When I test the battery in the trimmer it works for 2 to 5 seconds and then dies??? But when put into the charger the red/green lights flash indicating a defective battery. I would think that a new battery would solve your problems. Copyright © 2020 The Art of Doing Stuff. I spoke to Ryobi who told me that 6 years is over the lifespan of the batteries. ¡Pero estoy seguro de que “Karen” obtuvo el punto principal, que es su “arreglo” funcionó como se describe! I had tried option 3 but the battery still couldn’t charge. But it is possible that for some reason the battery has lost all of its charge causing it to enter sleep mode. This. You are officially the smartest woman I know. Thanks for the info. If you need your replacement Ryobi 40V battery parts in a hurry, then you will want to head straight down to the closest supplier and buy it locally. If the same fault occurs then you have a faulty battery, if the problem does not happen on a different charger then it is likely a faulty battery charger. Hi! Even if you only have a 5v phone adapter, you can do the same thing, but go across the individual battery cell not the whole series of batteries…, What I’m really wondering here is about that “tutor” treehouse. I have a working battery and charger again. If you have access to a Pace solder station or something similar you can get the board removed but otherwise…..? Mine seems to be stuck like that at times. Please direct marriage proposals to my publicist. Arron, The indicator lights on the battery show depleted charge, but it isn’t completely dead – I used the weed eater briefly, but it had slowed power. Using chrome. Aaron you are the expert. With the short-period contact with the output of a 15V wall charger, it is not likely that you will cause any damage to the battery pack. All those electronics you’re bypassing are there for a very good reason. Comply with FCC RoHS and CE security testing standards, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The first one showed as faulty on the charger. Has it got dirty terminals perhaps? I hope this helped. I know, I know, lol. I think that if you use a 5 volt adapter, it’ll only charge the battery pack up to 5 volts, and won’t be able to go higher. If it is a strength issue, then you might need to ask a friend or a neighbor for help? I can find a replacement for you if you like. (tongue planted firmly in cheek!) It should only cost a dollar or two at a thrift store. Black wire = negative     Striped or solid white wire = positive. Karen, YOU ARE BRILLIANT! Hi, In my opinion Ryobi 40V cordless tools are some of the best available, although it does seem that the batteries can suffer from numerous problems. ~ karen! Think this method will work on them? ~ karen! Aaron, thank you, Fix Option #3 worked like charm for my Ryobi 40V. Anything less and one cell may have failed, so the charger will simply refuse to charge it because it is ‘probably’ damaged or faulty. I just finished swapping a good board onto the good cells, but the voltage at the contacts is only slowly creeping up, and when a load is applied it drops right off. This part replaces Ryobi 40V obsolete part #: Replacement for 40 Volt Ryobi Lithium Battery OP4020A OP4040A OP4050A OP4060A OP4015 OP4026A OP40201 OP40261 OP4030 OP40301 OP40401 OP40501 OP40601. I did contact Ryobi – as well as a local Ryobi dealer; local dealer said I had a dead battery. Keep in mind the cells get more dangerous as you charge them. So what do you think? And if you haven’t … you will. I fixed two batteries. Go out and look for a 15V charger instead. Then when I went back into Chrome it showed up. The point this MIKE MAC is making is NOT that you could be electrocuted, at least I hope not, because you’re right, you’re not going to get electrocuted by a 20v battery pack. Sounds like a faulty battery to me. My question is simply why bother taking the battery apart in the first place? How can we recharge these batteries NOT in a battery holder? Can I replace my Ryobi 40V battery model OP4026 with a different brand or model no.? Imagine if there IS a short in a cell (and it hasn’t erupted) , the pack will show something like 13-14v. Runs mower for 15 seconds. This is new equipment purchased a couple of months ago. The crystals limit the amount of charge the battery will take, essentially "remembering" its previous charge level and preventing the battery from charging fully. Thanks for your help! It took a lot of patience (a good 15 minutes), but worth the time inserting and removing the 40 volt battery. Pricing last updated on 2020-12-03 at 18:12 / affiliate links – Details, Use an Electric Air Pump as a Compressed Air Alternative, Herbs That Repel Roaches – A Natural Roach Repellent, http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prime_batteries, https://www.ryobitools.com/outdoor/support/batteries, https://www.ryobitools.com/power-tools/support/contact. Could that be the issue? How old is the battery? There’s a hidden screw under a piece of plastic. You could try opening the battery houding (just the plastic bit) up to see if you can see anything – but do be very careful as it can be dangerous. Re the video, when it didn’t work on Chrome, I got it to work on Firefox. I have a 36v 2.6ah Ryobi battery. The problem is that the battery is completely dead. So I tested, ohmed the wiring, switch, and motor of the trimmer with all components testing good. It never registered on the light display at the end of the battery regarding how much had charged. OMG this is tantamount to open heart surgery! I have two batteries so have had them hooked together as described for over one hour with no results. Hi George, If you tell me the model no. :), Your publicist is going to want more money now after being inundated with all the calls… :). I put the battery in the weed eater and nothing happened. I attached It to the trimmer and It did not work obviously because It is not charged. We also have a second OP40261 battery functioning normally. Bad charger? The pulse will work on lithium, nickel metal (NiMh) and NiCad. Shows all green but will not work. For more info see our disclosure statement. Hence, I tried your Option 3, pushing the battery into the charger for five green flashes, out, five green flashes, out, and so on. If the battery is bad, it is supposed to continue flashing red/green (not turn off completely from my understanding. Yeah only problem with this logic is when you are buying a desalt you are really buying a black and decker /Porter cable/Stanley product and the only thing stand out about them is the snappy yellow and black bumble bee color scheme and a thicker plastic housing not to say dewalt stuff isn’t ok,but in my humble (and professional for twenty + years )opinion,there are only three manufacturers of cordless tools that turn out a professional grade product that generally speaking will last years beyond the factory warranty #1makita Is this a symptom of old batteries? My Ryobi 40v charger is flashing red and green with no battery in it. I’ll let you know how it goes. Once they heat up, they can melt or deform the insulating layers inside the battery cell causing an internal short, then the battery will ‘run-away’ and completely discharge in seconds generating a huge amount of heat, often it is enough heat to ignite the lithium or the other materials the cells are made of. If I connect the ground it goes to defective even though the battery has 39 volts. I did take about 30 minutes, (a little less), but it did. Also, is it possible to hook these type batteries up to a Battery Tender Trickle Charger and have them be “pulsed” back to being able to charge? Dirt on the terminals can be removed with a wire brush or an alcohol-soaked wipe. So here I am 2 months later, the new charger is doing the same thing (SOLID RED) which is the indicator for “defective”. For one thing, it’s between the cells and the stem that the problem is occurring, which is why when you try to charge it in its regular charger (through the stem) it doesn’t work. I used it one time in my trimmer and charged it. I hope it will not die on me; I am always amazed how long it holds charge. Do this on and off for approximately a minute. The “Amps” numbers can be different from source to source, and indicates the amount of power the device uses and puts out. Thank you! ~ karen! Sorry about the whole marriage thing . I tried to put it in a tool and nothing happens. I just tried the plug and unplug method and it worked – amazing. Yes I did get the situation resolved. I called Ryobi and they sent me a new battery. Is there a chance for recovery. Pretty dangerous to try this. You’re crazy and we love you. 97 $41.95 $41.95 All opinions are our own we pride ourselves on keeping our articles fair and balanced. If the battery is almost entirely gone (reading close to zero volts as in the post) the controller won’t be able to read detect and relay power to the cells. Anyway, could you please give me some insight on what you think it might be? I’ve logged out and am viewing t he video like a “regular” reader and it’s there. Have you been able to remove it in the past? Micah, when all is said and done, a statement like this: Another of your brilliant ‘stuff’ I can steal. This is kinda sketchy… Charging damaged (which can happen if voltage is too low internally) or unevenly charged lithium cells can cause them to heat up and burst and then spew out flaming melted plastic and violent torch like flames. Step 9. So, Aaron. This is one of those topics that has experts divided. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOT MIX THE TWO UP. You need to work out if it is the charger of the battery that is playing up. I’m using Chrome at the moment and it’s showing up perfectly. So I was happy to see the development of the newer Ryobi P117 Intelliport Charger. To me it seems like the battery might be going into a protection mode for some reason? Lights showing full charge, 19 volts and not working. O. M. G. This is such a game changer. – fully-charged about 12.6 V The proper tell is actually power is watts, energy is volts, work is amps. There is a red button between the Handel and base of Handel on right side. Well don’t panic yet because it isn’t always a sign that your battery needs replacing. Dirt on the terminals can be removed with a wire brush or an alcohol-soaked wipe. The battery will be 4 year old in 3 weeks. Is the Ryobi One + String trimmer 18 volt 13″ String Trimmer / Edger have the same battery or has design changed so it is easier to remove from trimmer? It sounds like your batteries may have gone into sleep mode. A word on quality: typically more expensive batteries do use better quality batteries inside. 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