The RYOBI 40V System features over 50 products, providing versatility to get the job done. This 6ah battery does NOT slow the motor down at all. I hooked a multimeter to the battery leads and the voltage slowly drops as the battery slowly drains itself. They seem to be ok if I take the batteries out right after they are fully charged. And they didn’t want the old one back. So if you power off the charger for a while then plug it back in it still flashes red and green? Will comment on the end result. I purchased the generic battery and the mower will run fine for about 30 seconds and then it shuts off. What in the world does this mean?? One of these being the narrower range of temperatures that they will operate, and charge in: Li-Ion batteries will generally charge between 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C). How old is it? Check battery fuel gauge, 3 lights illuminate. The Milwaukee had been dead for at least a year and wouldn’t take charge but now its perfectly fine! Doesn't pull grass up to blade very well. It is certainly sounding like you have a dead battery Alan, which unfortunately means replacing it. Takes about two hours to fully charge, but a full hour of weed eating with my Ryobi weed eater is worth the wait! But best to double check your manual. Hi John, it could be a faulty battery? Note that the bad one will not work in our 40 volt hedge trimmer, but does operate in the 40 volt blower. If you have a large yard or need extra run time, the RYOBI 40-Volt 6.0 Ah high capacity battery is the perfect addition to your RYOBI 40-Volt collection. Will not operate mower. Still doesn’t make sense logically – but am going with their recommendation to replace battery. Unfortunately you probably need to get a new battery. Add to cart from search for $109 with battery. Will keep you posted if the “wakeup” process worked. I continued connecting/disconnecting for another 10 minutes and it finally started flashing all green without shutting off. 21 product ratings - NEW Ryobi OP40601 40v 6Ah Lithium Ion High Capacity Battery / Free Shipping $89.00 Trending at $90.00 Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Any ideas? Because the severity of arthritis can differ so much from person to person, I would recommend going to your local hardware store and having a look at what they have there. It shows as fully charged but when it’s used in only runs the tools for a few minutes and then quits. It charged all the way up before giving me the red/green flashing lights. Then when I plugged the batteries back on their chargers, the light blinks just red on both. Is it the release button?? The reason I ask is because I discovered the bag, when full, jumped out of the connection slot every time I turned the mower around. Hi Victor, it’s hard to say but it could be a charger issue? I’m thrilled to say the Ryobi is charging now, and truly thanks to you! 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. Then I re-plugged it in and the SOLID RED light came on and stayed. I tried option 2 (power supply) to the + and – terminals but no current flows. Bad charger? You can see a video guide on how to do this here. It’s only about 3 years old. Only uses half the battery to finish the front and back. This could be a tricky one to diagnose. Curious to see how it holds up but I can fold it small enough to fit in my indoor storage space! Hi Bill, if your batteries are too hot or cold then they may not take charge until the temperature normalizes. The green light on the charger and battery flash for hours without charging the battery. run time is maybe 10 minutes then I can re charge. I dont know if the blade is for mulching so haven't tried the mulcher yet. If you want to ask my advice directly, feel free to send me an email at aaron (at) www.essentialhomeandgarden.com or leave a comment below and I will do what I can to help. I have removed the hold down screw but need advice on replacing the post (removal mostly). Again, the battery mail takes charge, but will not work. The battery was dead when I got it so I put it on charge. This mower moves over uneven back lawn with high and low sections, finishes the job with 1 bar remaining, is easily foldable, and cleaned back to new by hosing the undercarriage. Aaron you are the expert. ), it shows 4 lights as being fully charged. No previous problems. 5/5. wondering if you know if the 36V tools will support a 40V battery. Yes David we have a OP40261 2.6Ah battery doing exactly what you say. I previously owned an electric mower with a power cord that ALWAYS got in the way and limited my range. Maybe someone else can help out if they read this. Hi Ken, Well done RYOBI! The one that requires patience, the last one that you suggest, it works like a charm. It didn’t even flash green, just went to solid green right away with no indication on the end of the battery that it’s charged and when put into the weed eater…didn’t run. Thanks. 12V 10MM CORDLESS DRILL 1100mAh NiCAD 3 HOUR CHARGE HCD-12 … Hi Lynn, I’ve bought other non-branded 40V batteries and … Aaron is the founder of and Essential Home and Garden. Could be a faulty charger if not…. BTW this problem was not present last season it started this year. Have you had any luck contacting Ryobi or is there a warranty on these batteries? My OP400 charger repeatedly stops charging after about 15 minutes and all lights go dark. I spoke to Ryobi who told me that 6 years is over the lifespan of the batteries. Thanks for any suggestions, I would think that a new battery would solve your problems. Should I take it back to the Home Depot where I got it and get a replacement battery or charger? When you choose to click on a link that takes you to an external site, we may earn a commission from any sales made on that site thereafter. Thanks. Hi Ken, I am not Ryobi – for their support I suggest you try this page: https://www.ryobitools.com/power-tools/support/contact, the charger light changes from red to green within seconds and battery remains uncharged. I have a P104 lithium battery that shows full charge on both the charger and on the battery, but will not work when placed in any of my Ryobi tools. This RYOBI battery powered mower not only gave me freedom to roam, I also had peace of mind knowing that I didn't have to account the power cord. Asked by Cesar October 9, 2020. 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. One green light. I got it to work briefly, but just a bit. Hi Aaron, I think you are the expert I should ask my question. The air temp is 18 degrees today, so I did not do the warm up thing again, but maybe tomorrow. It’s good practice to remove the batteries from the charger – so it could have caused problems. We solved this by having one person depress the button and pull, while another person pushes the battery out. It’s hard. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a faulty charger because the charger will likely adjust the voltage depending on what state it detects the battery is in. Yep, certainly sounds like a battery that needs replacing. I’m trying to charge it. After exhaustive research I chose Ryobi because: help. Thanks for the feedback Neil. Stay safe. Remove battery, check lights. It went through a complete charge and now I know not to let the battery completely drain. Also, no questions asked. I have a issue with one of my 40 volt Ryobi Batteries. Eventually, this results in enough charge for the battery charger to resume normal charging operation. When I put the battery in the trimmer is does not work. Upon further inspection what I’ve discovered is that the plastic fins near the terminals of the battery have been warped, as if the battery overheated while in use. Mowing at an easy pace the mower cut right through 7 inch high grass with a smooth even cut. 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. Maybe 20 minutes to 30 or so depending, at highest height, but never past 2. My spare battery functions normally in the trimmer and chars fine. I would think that it is most likely a charger fault…. It might be the tool. I can;t find any info with the code you included – can you provide a model of the battery itself? I called support, they said thats not normal and to try fully charging 3-4 times and it “should” last longer. Hi DG, I planned on using the motors and battery for some robotics projects. my battery is a 2016 battery and it will not charge. Now the charger flashes red and green as soon as it’s plugged in, without even having a battery mounted on it. Don’t do this if not comfortable with electronic. Thank you for your help comments. Thanks. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Also the battery is nos accepting any charge. Ok then, 3 years old is where a Li-Ion battery generally starts to die. Has anyone had this issue? Only complaint, it wouldn’t start the first time I used it. I’ve just encountered the Red/green light flashing for my 36V 5Ah battery and am balking at the fact the symptoms are it starts fine blows for a minute or two then stops. I take no responsibility for take risks with lithium batteries . charger.) It just stopped working this week when i was trimming my grass with the trimmer. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Dear, in France it is called 36V (instead of 40V) but I suppose it is same. Best regards. Whether you have a Ryobi cordless mower, a pole saw or one of the many other tools available, a common problem with Ryobi batteries is when the charger shows green and red flashing lights. I purchased a Ryobi cordless weed eater last year (I’m small so the model I selected works for my female/small build). The only thing that I can think of is that you have accidentally bumped one of the contacts out of place? Privacy Policy | Do you think I got a defective charger or a defective battery? Thanks. Battery university recommends not boosting batteries that have been in sleep mode for a week or longer. I bought a Ryobi line trimmer that has a 40V lithium ion battery and charger. All opinions are our own we pride ourselves on keeping our articles fair and balanced. My battery mower goes on but cuts out any suggestions on what to do. Fills good. Time to get a new one I reckon! Previously, are used it in the weedeater and the weedeater got hot. I had this problem too. I have a 40 volt 5 ah Ryobi battery. (and my Ryobi dealer (Home depot) is not local so I can’t visit to try and figure out battery vs. That is usually a sign that the battery has had it. I’m not sure of the age. A common occurrence? Im not sure why, but it would seem that the battery is faulty. through ignorance I repeatedly pressed the lever after it first stopped, result is battery works for about 4-5 minutes then stops restarts when I press lever again, eventually stops working. 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.) Its probably a dead battery. + to – = 19.9 volts I actually have 6 batteries. Bought new batteries, same result. Is there no other way to reserrect the battery? Battery life and Runtime . Can that be fixed. Amazon has the new ones, Otherwise if you are looking to save some money then maybe look for second hand units? They have a 1.5, 2.6, 3.0, 4.0 and a 5.0 Ah battery available but you may have to look around at different retailers to find specific models. Does that sound like the battery or the charger? I put the battery in the weed eater and nothing happened. Aaron, thank you, Fix Option #3 worked like charm for my Ryobi 40V. Which ones? Easy to change height of blades. When it came time to do yard work (April) the charger worked fine. They’re still good but only last about 20-30 mins. This time it did not work. I’m stumped here. 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. I have two Ryobi 40 volt Lith to run a chainsaw, 1 battery shows fully charged both on the charger and on the lights on the battery but will not even try to run the saw, the second battery shows defective on the charger ( red & green Lights flashing) with only one light on on the battery but runs the saw just fine. -People had more positive reviews No battery indicator light for remaining power. Can dropping the battery cause it to be inoperable? Still showing full charge. The voltage on the battery only reads 27volts from the + to the – terminal on the battery. A few days ago I tried to charge one of the batteries and it would not take a charge, thinking it might be too low,due to being cold, I sat it in the house near the register and left it for an hour. Frustrated. Or even a faulty battery. But it is possible that for some reason the battery has lost all of its charge causing it to enter sleep mode. -I could use my Ryobi battery for other large 40V tools (once I save up to buy them). The problem is that It cuts off when I first start the thing. I have a Royobi 40402 40V blower. Batteries are quite heavy for their size and they also contain breakable parts (circuit boards, electronic connections, plastic etc). I was proud to mow with my dad we have a one acre lawn. When I put battery in charger the flashing red light appears. Sounds like you could have a faulty charger! op. So while we all love the Li-Ion technology of modern day batteries, it does have some problems that older styles of battery didnt have to worry about. I can look into it for you. Thanks. My battery is 4 months old and won’t charge. I have a couple of these batteries that are faulty. It seemed to be stuck. Please help me? Garage is not heated and I just went out and saw that the charger was red. Unfortunately, if none of these solutions solve your Ryobi 40V battery problems then it is likely you have one of two problems: Either your battery is faulty, or your charger is faulty. The entire unit, battery and weed eater are both in exceptional condition. Let me know the model number of your unit and battery here and I can find you a suitable replacement. Click tool only goes to $139, click back to tool with battery goes to $209. Thank you! How does the voltage measure on it? after trying fix option 3 my charger is flashing red and green without the battery. … All four lights illuminate after charging. So, Aaron. How old is the battery? I put a multi meter on the + and – terminals on my 40v charger and it is only putting out 26ish volts. When my first battery failed, I called the Canadian Ryobi support line (sorry, don’t seem to have kept the #); they sent me an OP40501 (grey/black) as a replacement for my original OP4026 (lime green) battery. It took about seven minutes of this until…voila! Super easy to use right out of the box. Best bag ever. So much lighter than the one I had too. If it is under warranty still then there should be no problem – you can find more details here: https://www.ryobitools.com/outdoor/support/batteries, Hello Aaron. I’ve just build up my knowledge over the years. I just ordered a new battery online, I’m hoping it wasn’t the charger. I bought a new battery. The most common cause for your Ryobi 40V Charger showing flashing red and green lights is that the battery has been over-discharged. Published: 12-10-2018 All 4 green lights on the battery and solid green light on charger. Free shipping. Sounds like a tricky one. Any suggestions? The battery held its full charge from the fall and I used it, but now that it died, it won’t recharge. Just Push a button and it runs! It charges according to the the charger lights. The charger works fine to charge the other battery and the mower works. What gives with the lights being illuminated but short run time? Some are great and work well, others are not worth the time or the money. Filesize: 1.51 MB, OP4015_26_2061_30_40_50_841_trilingual_12.pdf Amazon has it here. Either way, it can’t hurt to try it as they suggested – worst case you take it back and exchange it for a new one. You may have the same problem. But if it is only a year old I would go for a warranty repair/replacement. Hi, bought new rebuilt charger. why would battery charger light stay green if battery is defective (only charges to 18 v)? No problem! Removing and then replacing the battery does not cause the charger to wake up. Fresh out of the box, everything was very intuitive and easy to get going for the first time. Do you have another battery to try in the tool? 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? The weed eater and blower are only 18 months old and not used much. The RYOBI 40V System features over 50 products, providing versatility to get the job done. Hey Roy. Brushless Self-Propelled Mower. 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. Order your RYOBI replacement parts online by clicking on the button below. I have a 40v Ryobi battery than when plugged into the charger the charger light stays green but the battery doesn’t charge. I did contact Ryobi – as well as a local Ryobi dealer; local dealer said I had a dead battery. We bought the 40V 20" BRUSHLESS PUSH MOWER WITH 6.0AH BATTERY & CHARGER from THE Home Depot. DIY inspiration and project plans! There is a good site here at battery university that covers a few details that might help you. Have you checked the battery terminals? I’m going to try your recovery method (they’re Li ion, so the procedure should be the same) but I was Put battery in mower and will operate for 10-15 minutes. I had a similar issue. However unplugging the charger from the 110v for about 30 seconds and then plugging the charger back in, does reset it and it will continue charging for about another 15 minutes. Voltage measured between +ve and T1 :32.6. So, the first thing to check if you are having problems with your Ryobi batteries is if they are indeed too hot or too cold. Whats the model? Yes solid green indicates that the charger believes the battery to be fully charged. After 4 minutes I put it in the good charger and it fully charged! Still dead. what is a good indicator to recycle this current battery and purchase a replacement? I appreciate your feedback, Aaron. RY401011_107204001_921_trilingual_04.pdf A reasonable shown voltage can be a over-discharge battery. 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. The 40V high-capacity 6Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 48 minutes of run time before you’ll have to commit to a four-hour charge. I would doubt if it was used more than once or twice. The Atlas™ 40v battery platform performs better than gas - no dangerous fumes, no gas and oil mixing, no engine maintenance. Tell them your problem, and ask them if you can see and try the battery removal process for each model. Have a trimmer. ARe the blade moving freely? I mow the lawn once a week, this machine gets it done. This product is covered by a 3-year limited warranty. Second, if I run the weed eater at a slower speed, it will run quite awhile. Hence, I tried your Option 3, pushing the battery into the charger for five green flashes, out, five green flashes, out, and so on. At all. So I have a battery that I am trying to charge from being completely dead, the charging dock is blinking red for testing, and after awhile the battery itself is now blinking on the screen that shows battery power. I have both a weed whacker and a new drill. Anyway, could you please give me some insight on what you think it might be? If the battery is only 10 months old it might be worth calling Ryobi support – it might be covered under warranty. Today, a Ryobi 12V lithium drill will do just about every task a Ryobi 14.4V drill can do. I was told my existing battery is still under warranty – I will pursue a replacement as well. How do I get a batter off a RY4000A1 Weedeater? Sounds like a faulty battery to me. Thanks, Sarah. It certainly sounds like your charger may need replacing. One reviewer suggested that the 4ah was better and that the 6ah would make the motor of the lawnmower run slower (thus giving longer battery life)---NOT TRUE. They all flash at the same time four times. I love the Ryobi grass trimmer but it’s annoying having to remember to remove the battery from the charger. Dear Lord, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you for these tips! My Ryobi battery is ok. Because I had a replacement and tried with that also. I tried the solution #3, out & in for 30 minutes, but the red & green lights keep flashing. No need for shaking to empty. Sometimes getting to the actual terminals can be difficult due to them being recessed, if this is the case you will need to try different tools or items to reach them for cleaning purposes. I tried all options but none worked. It maintains full power and runs substantially cooler through heavy applications, allowing users to push their cordless t Then tried to charge, but it went to flashing red. Published: 09-02-2020 What can I do? What gives with the lights being illuminated but short run time? On my mower, the bolt the handle swivels on was loose enough that the switch would vibrate so that the mower thought the handle wasn’t properly positioned for safe operation. I then checked voltages of the battery as follows: One of my Ryobi 40v lawnmower batteries only works until it is half discharged. This is new equipment purchased a couple of months ago. Things I don’t like,the mulching piece is hard to get in.There are not many things that I don’t like about this mower. I believe it would be solid green? The 40V Lineup - Ryobi has 5 different 40V batteries out right now (at the time I wrote this) and they range in capacity from 1.5 Ah to 5.0 Ah batteries. Glad we could be of help Be sure to sign up to our newsletter here! Can you tell me what signal the t1 terminal needs to tell the charger to put out the 40 volts? My lawn looks better and not overcut. I’d used the refrigerator option a couple of times in the past to get the temperature in range. When it is under load on my leaf blower the battery quickly reads below 10 volts. Any suggestions? It be that you just have a faulty battery and it cannot be revived. It sounds like it could be a heat issue? Option 3 worked for me. took 15-20 min. ... increased power and speed and longer tool life. What could be the problem ? You need to work out if it is the charger of the battery that is playing up. tools.) If I pull battery out and put back in it runs for less than a minute again and repeat. Arron, Good luck! Battery had 12.5V. All RYOBI 40-Volt batteries come with an on-board battery life indicator for user convenience and over-molded edges for impact protection. 4 years is a pretty good life for any battery – invest in a new one . We also have a second OP40261 battery functioning normally. I put in on the trimmer and nothing happens at all. I tried to put it in a tool and nothing happens. 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