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Drill with fully charged good battery grinds to a dead stop just seconds after squeezing trigger. Has been around lots of drywall dust.

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  • masterfixit May 08, 2008

    fully charged battery, grinds to a halt after pulling the trigger and then the battery starts SMOKING!!!!!

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Posible motor problem, the built in magnetic ring in the motor may broken inside or just to much dust in it. advice when replacing motor also replace th switch for the cost $132.00 plus tax canadian. thanx

Posted on May 24, 2008

We.ve the same problem with those Chinese batteries and find that this problem is quite wide spread with many brands using these batteries. I'm speaking from experience with our battery factories. No quality control!

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