If your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery (Ryobi p190 battery) won’t take a charge, you should know that all Ryobi equipment and batteries come with a 3 year warranty. If your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery is less than three years old, you are in luck and should make a call to your designated place of purchase or call Ryobi’s customer service US number.
The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System with the Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery is obviously a great representation of the type of quality products Ryobi continues to produce. With 3X more runtime than the previous model, the Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery contributes to an improved user experience. Although, if the battery is not working the way that it should, we will get to the bottom of it.
What To Look For
Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery Check Lights
When you plug the Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery in to charge it should start to flash red on the front and eventually turn into a solid green. Once the light is green, this means that the battery is charge and ready to use.
You can tell if your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery is broken by the state of the light. If you plug in your battery and it flashes red and continues to flash red without ever turning green and eventually stop flashing all together, definitely points towards your battery being broken. The reason this can happen is due to the charge on the Ryobi 18v Lithium Batteries get so low that the circuit board keeps the battery from being able to charge properly.
Quick Fix For the Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery
You should know before making any adjustments to your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery that it will not be covered under warranty once you have opened it up. If you believe the battery can still be covered under warranty, don’t risk losing that due to attempting to fix it yourself. That being said, we can move on to fixing your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery:
Required Tools To Fix Your Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery
- 3 Insulated Alligator Clips (Red = Hot/Positive) (Black = Negative) (Yellow = Neutral)
- Ryobi Charger
- Working Ryobi 18v Lithium Battery (optional)
- Toothpick/Small Pick/Hook
- Flat Surface
- Torx Security Bit t10/Screwdriver