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The charging yellow light is not on when I plug the charger. The positive and negative terminals hooked correctly and I am charging it at 120 volts, 6 amps

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The wire at the clamps might have came off,there is a thermal fuse inside the charger also, get one at the auto parts store .bring the old one with you. OR some of the newer chargers are fussy that the battery must have some power to get the charger to turn on.. i use jumper cables to get my charger started..
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