20 Most Recent Ryobi 18volt 12" Cordless Drill Model P206 Questions & Answers

I had similar problems with my 18V Ryobi batteries. Called Ryobi customer service, gave them the serial numbers and was told there was a 2 year warranty on them, in my case the warranty was in effect until July 2012. Took the batteries to Home Depot today and they replaced my batteries with two brand new ones. I can't complain about Ryobi customer service

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Apr 29, 2016

Check for bad bearings

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Jan 17, 2014

You can take a pair of channel locks and grab it and turn with channel locks.kevin136759_0.jpg

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Apr 08, 2012

This could be caused by several things.
open it all the way and check the claws for damage or something stuck in them
there should be an allen head bolt inside at the base...check to see if this is loose....it is a left hand thread, if it is tight and the problem is damaged claws then take out this allen bolt, tighten a large allen key in jaws (or grab the outside with visegrips) and give it a sharp snap to the right to remove the end and replace it.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

Hi there. I would not suggest that you leave it on charge, as you may burn the charger, or pop the battery. These units are very sensitive and should rather be charged and battery removed, so that no current is drawn from the unit, and when needed, the battery can be fiitted and ready to use. The charge however will also not stay in the battery for longer than a month or so. Hope this helps

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on May 31, 2011

Inside the chuck barrel there is a screw which unscrews counter clockwise, then
the chuck itself should unscrew counter clockwise as well.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on May 09, 2011

Iwas not aware that there was a recall but i know there was a problem with the batterys sold over this christmas in the so called value packs . At least a dozen differant problems on this site But the problem is with the batterys so look into the recall use your USMC skills im a prode american to its the batterys

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on May 08, 2011

Yes on the model 1802m sold at home depot between January 2001 and july 2003
the contact number listed is 1-800-597-9624 hope this helps.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

This depends on the softness / hardness of the timber you are driving the screws into.
Start with midrange clutch setting and when clutch slips, adjust the setting upwards until screws are driven fully home.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011

Don't even bother to try repair either of them, Take them back to the dealer under warranty and make them his responsibility, If you try repair them the warranty will fall away.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

You can order parts from eReplacementParts.com. $26.23 plus shipping.
Click on the link below.


Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011

If you go to this URL you will see a screw that is #1 in the exploded view.
If the chuck on your drill is open you might be able to access this screw. It appears that this screw holds the chuck onto the drill and removing it might allow you to remove and then replace the chuck. I am not 100% sure of this, but it looks like a good place to start.

Ryobi 18volt 12"... | Answered on Sep 17, 2010

Contact Ryobi directly to inquire.

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