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Alkaline (D) batteries leaked and are stuck inside a Mag Lite. Need advice on getting the batteries out.

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The best way to get them out is to remove both ends and tap them out with a solid object. What has happened is they have exploded and expanded against the walls.

Posted on Nov 02, 2010

  • jeff_berk Dec 04, 2010

    Contact maglite. According to their web site they will replace your flashlight either for free or at a very reasonable cost depending on what brand of battery you have in it.

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As a tip for next time - to save you all this bother: Oil or grease the inside of the torch cylinder, and re-coat with oil (silicone grease is best), each time you replace batteries.....smiley-cool.gif"


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