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Is my Craftsman charger bad or is it my rechargeable battery?

Is my Craftsman charger bad or is it my rechargeable battery?

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tnesbi0
Gary, thank you for submitting your question. The battery charger light should remain on when charging. However, it's hard to determine if the problem is the batteries or the charger? The batteries could be bad, causing the charger light to cut off. I recommend testing the battery with an ohms meter. Please click

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to learn how. A fully charged battery, should test 1-2 volts higher than the voltage listed on the battery. This will help you determine if it's the battery or charger you should replace. I hope this helps. Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.
by tnesbi0 Earned 293 community points in Craftsman
June 29th, 2012
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Sorry, I thought my input was more of a search than an inquiry. Here's the deal:

I have a Craftsmen cordless drill, Model # 973.111430 I still have the two 16.8 batteries that came with the unit. (it is probably over 10 years old).
One battery is dead and other is still working. However, when I try to charge either battery, the red light on the charge comes for a second, or two, and then goes out. It does the same thing on the dead battery and the one that is somewhat charged. I just don't know if it is the battery or the charger. Do you know if the red light stays on all the time or goes out when the battery is charged?
by Manage My Life
June 27th, 2012
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Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more detailed information as well the model number so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below and the provide the required data.
by Manage My Life
June 27th, 2012
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