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Red light flashing

The red light on my kenwood charger flashes all the time whether the radio is in it or not. The battery is brand new and it wont charge. Is the charger bad?

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It is either defective, or it has something touching one of the contacts causing a short. It would be best to replace the charger. Typically they are somewhat like a light bulb, they will burn out over time and need replaced.

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