Since a Makita Drill relies on its battery for power and relies on the battery charger to supply a charge to the battery, it is especially upsetting when you encounter either drill battery or drill battery charger problems that are affecting the functioning of the Makita drill.
If you want to know how to fix Makita Drill Battery or Charger problems, first look at the battery charger. If you see that it appears obviously defective or damaged or that there is a frayed or cut power cord, you will need to replace it.
In addition, be sure to clean off the terminals of the charger and of the battery with rubbing alcohol.
Makita Drill Charger Not Working
If your Makita Drill Charger is not working, it is most likely because of an issue with the ability of the charger to receive power from the power source.
If you want to know how to fix your Makita Drill Charger if it is not working, plug it into a power source. Check to determine what battery charger color lights are appearing. If the battery charger is working properly and receiving power, the lights will flash green.
If the lights do not flash at all, it means that the charger is not receiving power at all, and you will need to replace it.
Makita Drill Battery Not Charging
Even though Makita Drills have totally revolutionized the power drill industry, they do encounter problems with the battery not charging.
If you want to know how to fix a Makita Drill Battery that is not charging, check to see if the battery has overheated or if it has been exposed to elevated levels of heat. Also, try to determine if the battery cells have become damaged.
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This could be because of being dropped or otherwise damaged. If this is the case, go ahead and then replace the battery as appropriate.
Makita Drill Battery not Holding Charge
If your Makita Drill Battery is not holding a charge, it could be due to a faulty chip within the battery that controls the way in which the battery charges.
If you want to know how to fix your Makita Drill Battery not holding a charge, check the battery cell that the chip is draining off to see if it has been depleted completely. If this is the case, you will need to replace the Makita Drill Battery.
Once one of the battery’s cells has been drained, the battery charger will no longer be able to charge the entire battery.
At this point, you will need to seek out a Mikita Service Center to see if the Mikita Battery is still under warranty or if you will need to purchase a new one.
Makita Drill Charger Flashing Red
If your Makita Drill Charger is flashing red it usually means that the Makita Drill Battery is not at the proper temperature for safe battery charging.
If you want to know how to fix your Makita Drill Charger that is flashing red, the problem is that the Makita Drill Battery is at a temperature that is too hot for charging. Allow the battery to cool down to a temperature of seventy degrees Fahrenheit and then try to start the charging process again.
If the charging light then blinks green and then red, there is most likely a problem with the battery being either too old or defective entirely and you will have to replace the old battery with a new one.
Makita Drill Charger Flashing Red and Green
If your Makita Drill Charger is flashing red and green, it is an indication that the Makita Drill battery cartridge is not able to be charged. If this is happening, it is because the Makita Drill Battery has either been damaged or is simply worn out.
If you want to know how to fix a Makita Drill Charger when it is flashing red and green, check to see if there is any damage to either the charger or to its charging cord. Clean the charging terminals and the battery terminals.
Makita Drill Battery Stuck
If you cannot remove the Mikita Drill Battery, it could be that the battery has begun to deteriorate and leak, causing it to swell and then causing it to stick to the drill case. It could also be because something became stuck in the drill case causing the battery to become jammed in and difficult to remove.
If you want to know how to fix a Mikita Drill battery that is stuck, try to press the battery release clip. If this does not work, you will need to apply additional force to the battery release clips. Press inward on the battery to take off any additional pressure on the battery release clips.
You can also try to have one person hold the Mikita Drill while another person holds the battery with a large pair of channel locks as you attempt to pry the battery free.
If all else fails, you can try to locate a Makita Factory Repair Shop where you can have a Makita Factory Certified Repair Technician evaluate to see exactly what is causing the battery to be lodged within the drill.
Now, try to unplug the charger and allow it to cool. Then, try again to remove the battery. Go ahead and press firmly on the unlocking buttons that are on the battery while you exert pressure on the battery to try to pull it away from the charger.
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Be sure not to put too much pressure and force as you do this or else you could do significant damage to both units.
Check to see if there are any signs of either overheating or burning of either the battery or of the battery charger.
Sometimes, you will even be able to see that the battery and battery charger are melted together if there has been an extensive discharge of heat.
If this happens, you will need to purchase a new battery and a new battery charger.
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