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8391D left out in the rain!

I stupidly left my brand new Makita 8391D out in the rain all night. It was in its case BUT OPEN which was worse because once the moulding filled with water it gave it a pretty good soaking. I have dried it all extrenaly and have it sitting on our Rayburn. I am considering whether to risk taking it apart to try and dry it further, or take it into some sort of Makita drill hospital! Any advice would be most welcome.


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  • tim_blake May 03, 2010

    Thanks Meola, I also decided not to take it apart, but kept it in a very warm dry atmosphere. Amazingly it all seems to work. I did take the charger apart and dried that with kitchen towel, that too seems OK now. So I think I got off lightly. Phew!



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If the battery was connected you probably shorted out the battery. Shake all water out of drill and let dry. get a battery that was not in water, try this. If still won't work you will have to bring to repair shop. If you try and take it apart it may be hard to put back together.

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