I’m also at a loss for removing the battery from the trimmer. Good evening. Hi Marlene, I have never considered that before – but I am sure it is a problem that many people face when using these tools! My guess is that there is something wrong with the tool. Thanks. Now the charger flashes red and green as soon as it’s plugged in, without even having a battery mounted on it. I have this exact same problem. That could be a number of things – maybe there is still some string jammed in it? I’ve had my battery-powered 40V Ryobi mower (model #40108) for a year now and have been pretty happy with it. They still hold a charge, but they are now incredibly hard to get into and out of any of my tools or chargers. I pressed the button on the battery to see if It was fully charged and nothing lit up. When I press the button on the battery all green lights work but go out when button released I hate to think I will have to purchase another $400-$500 lawn mower all because we can't get our battery out to recharge it. Apparently, Ryobi batteries get stuck in a lot of their products, so says google. I just pulled out my 10 month old 40v battery lawn mower (April now). My husband is so discouraged he is ready to give up so I need any and all suggestions please. When I place it in the charger there are still 3 solid green lights with the 4th flashing green which goes continuous green eventually, so you have 4 solid green lights, then it goes through the sequence again as described above. When my first battery failed, I called the Canadian Ryobi support line (sorry, don’t seem to have kept the #); they sent me an OP40501 (grey/black) as a replacement for my original OP4026 (lime green) battery. When it came time to do yard work (April) the charger worked fine. Praise the Lord! Arron my Ryobi charger shows solid red the battery has no charge and the light stays red when i try to use the weed eater it goes for a second then stops then goes the again any suggestions will be nice I believe it would be solid green? The air temp is 18 degrees today, so I did not do the warm up thing again, but maybe tomorrow. It is most likely a battery that needs replacing. I hope I can use this battery for both units. I can;t find any info with the code you included – can you provide a model of the battery itself? Thank you very much for sharing your insight. I bought a 40v weed eater and charged it last night to full. Whats the model? This is new equipment purchased a couple of months ago. Yes, they are! 40W should be perfect even if that take more time to fill. How old are the batteries? I just ordered a new battery online, I’m hoping it wasn’t the charger. Suggestions. I can look into it for you. I have another one that charges to 2 notches and I can use if for a bit, but when it dies, it still shows 2 notches. Charger using 230VAC for Fast or Slow speed (depend on model). Then today I cleared the snow again and following the cleanup, I placed that battery in the charger again, and again, it will not take a charge. The easy to use battery powered lawn mower under $700. Maybe someone else can help out if they read this. Hi George, If you tell me the model no. 00 / each. Have you tried the suggestions in the article? One of my Ryobi 40v lawnmower batteries only works until it is half discharged. Thanks. So, Aaron. You could try opening the battery houding (just the plastic bit) up to see if you can see anything – but do be very careful as it can be dangerous. Hence, I tried your Option 3, pushing the battery into the charger for five green flashes, out, five green flashes, out, and so on. I’m also unable to use it. In theory the batteries should be fine to sit in the charger. The green light on the charger and battery flash for hours without charging the battery. But you can’t be sure without trying another battery that you know is working. View Details. With its various power-saving features, ease of use and mobility, the mower gained mostly praise from owners. You'll hear a click and it will slide right out. I haven't seen the other videos you mention. The charger works fine to charge the other battery and the mower works. Thinking the circuit board must be bad, but interested in your thoughts. My spare battery functions normally in the trimmer and chars fine. Lights showing full charge, 19 volts and not working. Alternatively, use the contact form here or ask in our Facebook group. Still showing full charge. I decided to purchase a reconditioned Ryobi Weed Blower from Home Depot that came with the same type of battery and charger for $89.00. So while we all love the Li-Ion technology of modern day batteries, it does have some problems that older styles of battery didnt have to worry about. Aaron Even if it still doesn’t work, these batteries are worth a few bucks for repair on eBay. Not sure if the cold has anything to do with it? Let me know the model number of your unit and battery here and I can find you a suitable replacement. When I put the battery in the trimmer is does not work. There is a good site here at battery university that covers a few details that might help you. If you are interested, you can read more technical details about “priming” batteries here: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prime_batteries. JavaScript is disabled. Brand new battery in July and the battery was left on the charger in the garage . The indicator lights on the battery show depleted charge, but it isn’t completely dead – I used the weed eater briefly, but it had slowed power. My battery is 4 months old and won’t charge. That certainly sounds like a faulty battery. That is even with the battery in and the triggers engaged, it was unresponsive. There are ways to attempt to fix this problem; take a look at the possible fixes below. Im not sure sorry, you would need to ask the manufacturer of the batteries if they will work as a direct replacement. When the charger is empty and first plugged in, it showed flashing red light ( the manual says it should be steady red light). This is commonly known as the battery being in “sleep mode”. Hi, So Ryobi RY40190 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Greenworks 40V Cordless, as seen on the chart below. I have arthritis in my hands and it is very difficult if not impossible to remove the battery from trimmer. The battery will be 4 year old in 3 weeks. As you suspected my OP4026 40v lithium-ion battery is faulty (around 4 year old), I replace it with a new fully charged 40V4.0AH but the trimmer/edger is still not working. I press and hold the “?” Button on my battery, all four lights flash twice, pause, then flash twice again. I put the battery in the weed eater and nothing happened. I tried option 2 (power supply) to the + and – terminals but no current flows. I am trying to determine if I have a bad batteries or a bad charger. And then I can recharge it. I tried drying the battery out in the sun but no luck getting it to charge. It seemed to be stuck. I got it to work briefly, but just a bit. But neither were plugged in at the time. Any advice? Thanks for your help! Remember polarity of batteries as lithium ion will blow up if reverse charged. If it is a hot day, or you have been using your batteries already and they are quite hot, try throwing them in the fridge, or taking them to a cooler area for a short amount of time before trying to charge them again. I would try bringing the battery charger and battery inside, let it warm to room temperature then try charging again. Fantastic, I plugged my battery in and unplugged it 3 times and now it is fully charged. It’s only about 3 years old. Voltage measured between +ve and -ve terminals :33.9V I went to use the drill, grabbed the battery from the charger and it didn’t work. One green light. If you aren’t in too much of a rush and are looking to save some cash, then consider purchasing from a reputable online store such as Amazon. Replace the FET on the heatsink. If one battery needs to power the drive and the motor, it’s non-negotiable. Hey Aaron, Hey this is Sam Peters. I have a 40 volt Ryobi that displays a 100% charge, but only has 19 volts on the terminals. The third, flashes on the very first light. Finally the green charging light stayed on and battery is charging. It never registered on the light display at the end of the battery regarding how much had charged. So keep this in mind when carrying out the following recommendations. the symptoms are it starts fine blows for a minute or two then stops. I have 2 40 volt ryobi batteries with a similar problem. Did this for about 30 minutes while cutting the lawn several times. . This morning I used it until it quit and tried it again and it quit again so I put it in the charger and got no lights. Would a hair dryer do anything? When I took the battery apart and measured on the board from the CL1- soldered connection to the Bat+ terminal connection on the board, I measure 41volts. Hi Lynn, Battery Included. Assuming your mower is like mine, check the bolts that hold the handle to the mower. Hi Ken, recharged the battery and tried again with no results. So I have a battery that I am trying to charge from being completely dead, the charging dock is blinking red for testing, and after awhile the battery itself is now blinking on the screen that shows battery power. Not only did option 3 work for me on my 40V Ryobi but it also worked on my 18V milwaukee red lithium! I tried to put it in a tool and nothing happens. And yes, I’m guilty of leaving it on the charger way too long. Have you had any luck contacting Ryobi or is there a warranty on these batteries? Its probably a dead battery. Then I re-plugged it in and the SOLID RED light came on and stayed. I’ve been given a Ryobi trimmer with a #OP4026 battery. This is one of those topics that has experts divided. Is this a bad charger and is there a fix? with my 40v battery. If it is reasonably new, then it would be best to get both checked under warranty. Ive got red/green on two 36V Ryobi batteries. Seems to indicate a faulty battery then , I have the same issue as John. I recently purchased a new Ryobi OP4015 40v battery. I have a 40v Ryobi battery than when plugged into the charger the charger light stays green but the battery doesn’t charge. If you’re going to cut anything more than a small city lot, you need a brushless motor to extend the runtime in a cordless lawn mower. It took about seven minutes of this until…voila! I would try a new battery. How old is it? Could that be the issue? Press in the release button all the way and PULL HARD. This machine is only 1 year old. If it doesn’t appear to be charing, then I would take both the charger and battery to Home Depot to get them to check it. Contacted Ryobi. Battery had 12.5V. I had the same problem last year with the charger if I left it plugged in while I was out using the tool when I came back the lights would be off. If I connect the ground it goes to defective even though the battery has 39 volts. Is there no other way to reserrect the battery? I tightened the bolts on both sides (added a few drops of blue Locktite to prevent them from coming loose again). Can I replace my Ryobi 40V battery model OP4026 with a different brand or model no.? ... 40v. The included battery and charger are compatible with any of the Ryobi 40-Volt tools. The lawn mower works great if we can get the battery recharged. Have you tried the methods in the article? I bought a Ryobi OP4026 40v battery, charger, and a couple of weed eaters at a yard sale. I purchased the generic battery and the mower will run fine for about 30 seconds and then it shuts off. The 40 volt lithium-ion shown fully charged (press the ? its not the charger because i have another battery and it charges fine. They should have new chargers in stock to test your battery on to work out which is at fault. What should I do? Now my charger just flashes red & green even without a battery attached. It might be the tool. They charge fine and if I used the on a low draw system they work fine, but as soon as I put one in my lawn mower or weed whacker they run for a few minutes… stop… then a minute or two later then start up again. ernie. If you want to ask my advice directly, feel free to send me an email at aaron (at) www.essentialhomeandgarden.com or leave a comment below and I will do what I can to help. Are you using the bag? Otherwise there are some third party batteries on Amazon that are a direct replacement for the P104’s here: http://amzn.to/2lzxc2f By all reports these batteries are just as good as genuine Ryobi’s. I really need to get this battery going, again! I was definitely happy to have the battery unstuck so I could charge it. Here is our list of recommended non-genuine parts: Pricing last updated on 2020-12-02 at 08:02 / affiliate links - Details. Charger Included. I’m trying to charge it. If it is under warranty still then there should be no problem – you can find more details here: https://www.ryobitools.com/outdoor/support/batteries, Hello Aaron. ... 40V 20" BRUSHLESS SMART TREK™ Self-Propelled Mower WITH 6AH BATTERY & CHARGER. Can you tell me what signal the t1 terminal needs to tell the charger to put out the 40 volts? It COULD be a faulty charger? It took at least 35 minutes of connecting and disconnecting the battery but it finally showed a sign that it might be working after about 25 minutes when the green charging light would stay on a little longer before shutting off. There is nothing blocking the blade. It certainly sounds like your charger may need replacing. Have you been able to remove it in the past? Do I need to do this for a longer period of time? I just finished swapping a good board onto the good cells, but the voltage at the contacts is only slowly creeping up, and when a load is applied it drops right off. Thanks for the update. Bought new batteries, same result. You should be able to let your battery completely drain if it is used regularly. Thanks for the suggestion I just now got your message. So I grabbed the batter from the weed whacker and the drill didn’t work either. Still doesn’t make sense logically – but am going with their recommendation to replace battery. 40v fuel gage says the battery is full. Excellent article. Thank you so much. though I never get the green/light result…but I will try it next. Patience is required here – so read these instructions carefully and find somewhere comfortable to sit! It says you push the button on the bottom, but it doesn’t move (like doesn’t go in or out) and I can’t get the battery off. RY40LM30 ... 40V 16" MOWER WITH 4AH BATTERY & CHARGER. That way you can be sure to get one that you can actually use! When it is under load on my leaf blower the battery quickly reads below 10 volts. I only get 21 Volts at the output. It certainly can! Page 12 NOTE: Always stop mower, allow blades to completely For complete charging instructions, refer to the Operator’s stop, remove the start key and remove the battery pack Manuals for your RYOBI battery pack and charger models. You can see a video guide on how to do this here. Nice job saved me the cost a new battery. Hi, Could be a dodgy connection between the board and the terminals aswell.. I had a similar issue. Thank you very much! Do you have another battery to try in the tool? You may have the same problem. Do I just leave the battery in the charger all the time? So here I am 2 months later, the new charger is doing the same thing (SOLID RED) which is the indicator for “defective”. No previous problems. Hi Tom, I am not sure sorry. Thoughts on what to do (aside from throwing more money against this equipment?). My Ryobi trimmer/edger stopped working. Which ones? I am willing to try just about anything. How to take out the RYOBI 40V battery off the RYOBI leaf blower. Any ideas? Not sure why it would display 100% charge, and have 40 volts on the terminals, but still not power anything. I put my 2.6Ah battery in the charger and it flashed green and finally solid green. Because the severity of arthritis can differ so much from person to person, I would recommend going to your local hardware store and having a look at what they have there. Charger Included. I left it unplugged for a few days and it’s still flashing red & green. Alan Brinkman. On my mower, the bolt the handle swivels on was loose enough that the switch would vibrate so that the mower thought the handle wasn’t properly positioned for safe operation. 99 / each. I have 3 batteries and it takes all three to do my drive and our elderly neighbors too. My Battery is LI-ION 40V 93.6WH OP4026 CS13055D390457. The problem is that It cuts off when I first start the thing. However when i was outside trimming the yard, the trimmer stopped and then started again. Glad we could be of help Be sure to sign up to our newsletter here! Then tried to charge, but it went to flashing red. Powered up whenever I turn the power bar on with all my other chargers. Seems like it is charged but its not getting to the battery out put terminal. You could try testing the output voltage with a multimeter to see if there is voltage present. When I put it back on charge, it took a charge just fine. I bought a new battery. When I plug in my Ryobi 40V Lithium Ion battery charger without the battery attached it has a solid red light. I called support, they said thats not normal and to try fully charging 3-4 times and it “should” last longer. Come join the discussion about tools, projects, builds, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! I want to charge my battery using an inverter and small solar panel. I have removed the hold down screw but need advice on replacing the post (removal mostly). Thanks. Replacement for Ryobi 40 Volt Lithium Battery/Ryobi 40 Volt Battery OP4050A, Rechargeable Lithium Battery Type, 40V Voltage, 6000 mAh Capacity: Ideal for Ryobi 40V Blowers, Mowers, Weed Eater, Trimmer, and Chain Saws, etc. Just trying to find a quick fix, so I don’t have to purchase a new or used battery! I have a working battery and charger again. But if it is only a year old I would go for a warranty repair/replacement. COMMON RYOBI 40V BATTERY PROBLEMS Ryobi 40V Charger Red And Green Lights Flashing. Wondering what it could be? ... RYOBI 20-inch 40V Lawn Mower Side Discharge Accessory (192) $39. There were a lot of videos discussing how to modify the batteries and the port they insert into to make sure this doesn't happen again. The battery was dead when I got it so I put it on charge. I had same problem with generic batteries in my Ryobi mower, runs for less than a minute and cuts off. If you replaced your grass w a large rock garden you would no longer need the lawn mower.. Ok, have a ryobi hedge trimmer, 40v. So let me ask you, if my battery is dead, is there no other way to bring it back to life, short of re-building the parts, which I have no knowledge of? Battery shows levels of charging as I would expect. I have a bit of a problem. Second, if I run the weed eater at a slower speed, it will run quite awhile. I haven’t used my trimmer since August. Will not operate mower. I didn’t see a solution that worked so I decided to share this with you. Is there any reason that you can’t replace the battery? Cutting Width: 20 inches. The lawn mower works amazing as long as the battery is charged so I am on a mission to get this out without destroying the lawn mower. Or even a faulty battery. The main board has 42 volts. Replacement generic battery did same thing. Stay safe. wondering if you know if the 36V tools will support a 40V battery. Glad it worked for you! I would highly recommend looking for new batteries (non-genuine are fine.) Alan Brinkman. Hi Dan, When did you purchase the battery? This question was also asked in our facebook group, but I will post the answer here as well for others to benefit: Hi Matthew, it sounds to me like a faulty battery. The Most Annoying Thing About Electric Lawn Mowers Now that I’ve told you all the reasons you need to get an electric lawn mower, now I’ve got to tell you the single biggest annoyance about electric lawn mowers (or, rather, about all electric lawn tools). Eventually, this results in enough charge for the battery charger to resume normal charging operation. Yes solid green indicates that the charger believes the battery to be fully charged. My 40 volt Ryobi battery is only a couple years old so I went on line to try to see if anyone else has had the red/green flashing kiss of death charging problem which led me to your site. Sounds very similar to an overheating problem. I wanted to swap out the Ryobi for the EGO, as I was allowed to do with the weedwacker which had a battery problem and a charger problem, so it would have been the third Ryobi 40v weedwacker, so I payed more and stepped up to the EGO. So repeating this process over and over results in the battery slowly being charged in very small increments each time. Hi Vincent, Sorry but I am not sure. Same here and it’s a relatively new battery. If you have a small to medium lawn (1-2 tennis courts in size) that you mow regularly, cordless battery models or corded electric models are ideal. Hi Ken, I am not Ryobi – for their support I suggest you try this page: https://www.ryobitools.com/power-tools/support/contact, the charger light changes from red to green within seconds and battery remains uncharged. Good luck! Helping You to Do It Yourself! No problem! Any suggestions? The Milwaukee had been dead for at least a year and wouldn’t take charge but now its perfectly fine! 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