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Radio does not work when it is plugged in,but does work battery

Milwaukee heavy duty job site radio.. it will not work when it is plugged in,but it will work off of my 18 volt drill battery.the catalog #49-24-0200

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Mine has a bad transformer, but I am having a hard time finding a replacement. This is due to the fluctuating voltage of the job site generator.

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2. Have you tried another AC outlet?
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The transformer needs to be replaced. 120VAC to 15VAC. Take a look on amazon for it, here: Amazon com 15VAC transformers. Wish you best of luck.
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