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Harold Do you mean that they won't fully charge or won't charge at all. If you have the small 12/12 batteries then they do not last as long as the U1 batteries (bigger) If you have the U1 batteries check the voltage of the batteries with a volt meter Fully charged should read over 12 volts and up to 13.5 volts. Also check your charger to make sure that it is charging with a voltmeter you can measure the voltage aith the charger plugged in and you should be reading over 13 volts on each battery. Hope this helps you

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