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The first thing to do is get your volt meter and check if there is any voltage coming from the battery and compare that to what it is stopped to be. If the voltage is ok, install the battery in the drill and try to run it. If it won't run, you've got a bad drill. Next install the battery in the charger and plug the charger into your wall outlet. There should be an LED which flashes to indicate that it is charging. If you can get a full charge on the battery (verify this with your volt meter), try it in the dill again. If the drill will not rotate, there is definitely a problem with the drill.
I have the same problem. The guys at Batterries Plus told me that 7.2 volt battereis are not easily replaced and definately not through them. If you left it charging for to long (ie over a week when you were gone like me) then the battery is never gonna charge again. You might as well find the same model of dril at skil's reconditioned site for around $40 or buy a brand new one for $60 or $70
I used to pull these drills to bits for a living and all i can say is that if the brushes are intact and not too worn then it should run fine without cleaning the brushes. chances are that the motor has worn out.