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I have a hardly used Porter Cable Model 862 Drill. The charger, Model 8621 will not charge my new 8620 batteries I bought recently. I new the charger had a problem, but I banked on the possibility I could repair or replace the charger when I bought the battery. Can you help? Vernon Deane

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