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WST1600 upright One battery looks like it is charged in the charger, but will go dead immediately when in the vaccum. I've tried reconditioning with no result.

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This is the second WST1600A I purchased. The first one I bought 2 years ago, one battery lasted less than a year, the next one died just after a year. Since the packs are so expensive, i bought a whole vacuum via 3/28/08 and it came in with both battery packs dead - after charging they will run for less than a second and turn off with the straining sound. Nothing wrong with either vacuum since the one old pack that holds a charge works fine in both,

The batteries are on back order at Westinghouse. If you bought a WST166A less than a year ago, call and ask for a new pack. They are nice enough and willingly exchange. but they are on back-order.

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Hi , check battery teminals might corroded need clean the post ,unscrew clean and try to charge , if does not full the battery have problem , need to replace.

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How old is your battery? and did you keep it on charge when it was not in use?
Most rechargeable batteries require a spindown, where as you completely discharge the battery before recharging it again.
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