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I've have a 18 v hammer drill and was drilling holes in concrete drill stopped working and a new battery started to smoke and almost caught fire. The drill no longer works, the reverse switch does not move.

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18v xpr dewalt drill smells like buring then eventually stopped working or Intermittently works.

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    they updated the brushes in some of the older 18v drills yours might be one of those. also the problem might be in the variable speed controller.

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You have burned out the drill motor, it is shorted, the battery smoked due to a direct short, one thing I don't understand why the thermal limiter didn't trip in battery pack, I would contact manufacturer and try to get hem to buy you a new drill.

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