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14.4V Drill Battery Will not Charge

I have a 14.4V drill battery that will not charge. Battery is lithium (model 1434)) and charger is a DC1411. Red light on charger comes on when battery is inserted and may stay on for 10 minutes to an hour before switching to green light, indicating charged. Battery, however, is not charged. No malfunction lights on charger ever come on. Bad battery or bad charger?
What should voltage be on positive and negative contacts in charger?
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Neal Locke

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The battery is 14.4 volts so the charger should be 14.4 volts.

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