You probably need charger. Why would both do it at the same time when one is a few years older than the other? Ashley, your comment has made my day! 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. This 6.0 Ah battery gets 3X more runtime than the RYOBI 40V 2.0 Ah Compact Battery, while delivering the same fade-free power and performance. The 40 volt lithium-ion shown fully charged (press the ? Has the battery lost capacity? I have a 40 volt Ryobi that displays a 100% charge, but only has 19 volts on the terminals. Two of the batteries have solid green on the first of four lights and flash on the second. It shows as fully charged but when it’s used in only runs the tools for a few minutes and then quits. Its probably a dead battery. thanks! It works fine. Glad it worked! It’s good practice to remove the batteries from the charger – so it could have caused problems. How does the voltage measure on it? I have removed the hold down screw but need advice on replacing the post (removal mostly). Whats the model? 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. wondering if you know if the 36V tools will support a 40V battery. tools.) Can they be bled down to zero? I left them in the charger several hours just to see if the lights were incorrect but the voltage stayed around 19. It’s an excellent leaf blower and is very powerful especially for a battery powered blower. Suggestions. Compatible with all RYOBI 40V Lithium tools and chargers, the 40V 2.6 AH Lithium-ion Battery is the perfect addition to your RYOBI 40V tool collection. Aaron, I release the bar, push the start button and it starts up again. 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. When I press the button on the battery all green lights work but go out when button released When I went to use it the following spring, the battery was defective and wouldn't charge. $89.99. I’m having the same problem. The entire unit, battery and weed eater are both in exceptional condition. It’s hard. Can dropping the battery cause it to be inoperable? 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? I have similar problems with a few 40v batteries I own. For users of the Ryobi 40V line of power tools and lawn equipment, the Ryobi OP40261 40V lithium-ion battery provides fade-free power and impressively long runtimes to all Ryobi Li-Ion compatible tools. I have a P104 lithium battery that shows full charge on both the charger and on the battery, but will not work when placed in any of my Ryobi tools. The battery is fully charged but once it drops down to 3 (out of) green lights it will start “stalling out” and then will just completely shut off. If it is exceptionally cold where you usually store/charge your batteries, bring them inside and let them warm up to room temperature and then try charging them again. Place the battery in the charger until the green indicator goes solid, Just before the red/green lights start flashing, remove the battery from the charger, Re-insert the battery into the charger again and repeat steps 2-3, Do this until the green light flashes constantly (might take up to 30 minutes), Compatible with all RYOBI 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries, USB power source for charging your small electronic devices when plugged in, Advanced Charging technology for battery protection and extended life, For use with RYOBI 40-Volt batteries only. 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. my battery is a 2016 battery and it will not charge. How old is it? The batteries are heavy but pack a punch and I would highly recommend this battery for any of the Ryobi 40V products. Or if I had another charger from a different manufacturer with the correct voltage does anyone know what the electrical connections are inside the battery that need to be connected to. Fantastic, I plugged my battery in and unplugged it 3 times and now it is fully charged. No problem! It might be the tool. Not only did option 3 work for me on my 40V Ryobi but it also worked on my 18V milwaukee red lithium! I put a multi meter on the + and – terminals on my 40v charger and it is only putting out 26ish volts. The voltage on the battery only reads 27volts from the + to the – terminal on the battery. RYOBI 40V Lithium tools deliver superior run time and performance that provide freedom from gas-powered lawn and garden equipment. I will first say that I love all of my Ryobi 18v tools and have had no problems their batteries. bought new rebuilt charger. Do I need to do this for a longer period of time? In 1 minute increments, followed by a charge attempt. Seems like it is charged but its not getting to the battery out put terminal. Are you using the bag? I’m thrilled to say the Ryobi is charging now, and truly thanks to you! Have a trimmer. Dear Lord, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you for these tips! High capacity 40v battery pack, 2X longer than run time the standard 3.0 Ah, with the onboard LED system. Thanks! The extra battery is great, fairly quick to charge (about an hour) and has a power indicator on the battery which is handy to know how much “juice” you have left. I currently have a Ryobi Trimmer Model P117 18 volt which is approximately 6 years old. What do you think I should do? Like I said its not the batteries. I left it unplugged for a few days and it’s still flashing red & green. Unfortunately, electronics and water don’t mix. I went back and purchased the 5.0 AH and the 2.0 allows me run time anytime I am recharging my 5.0 battery, so everything is good. By boosting the dead battery voltage above 34 volts the Ryobi charger will again recognize the battery and charge it normally. I would doubt if it was used more than once or twice. When you choose to click on a link that takes you to an external site, we may earn a commission from any sales made on that site thereafter. Hi DG, Unfortunately you probably need to get a new battery. There are two ways to try and wake up a sleeping battery. Hahaha! It didn’t even flash green, just went to solid green right away with no indication on the end of the battery that it’s charged and when put into the weed eater…didn’t run. Dear, in France it is called 36V (instead of 40V) but I suppose it is same. 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 40v batteries fuel gauge stopped working a week or so ago. The 40V Lineup - Ryobi has 5 different 40V batteries out right now (at the time I wrote this) and they range in capacity from 1.5 Ah to 5.0 Ah batteries. The air temp is 18 degrees today, so I did not do the warm up thing again, but maybe tomorrow. Sorry I can’t be more specific but it’s hard to tell without testing a few things. I tried in another charger but it did the same thing. Voltage measured between +ve and -ve terminals :33.9V What gives with the lights being illuminated but short run time? I would think that it is most likely a charger fault…. It charges according to the the charger lights. How old is the battery? If it is a strength issue, then you might need to ask a friend or a neighbor for help? You said if solution #3 wouldn’t work for me, I might have a dead battery, which I assumed I did in the first place. That sounds like a charger problem to me. I’ve got the blinking red green issue. Hi Sherm thanks for the comment. Buy It Now. Bought new batteries, same result. So, Aaron. Yes I did get the situation resolved. recharged the battery and tried again with no results. Hi, Aaron! Does the charger have any sign of life at all? There is a good site here at battery university that covers a few details that might help you. I recently purchased a new Ryobi OP4015 40v battery. Ok, have a ryobi hedge trimmer, 40v. Thank you so much. C $22.26. Ryobi P163 18V One+ Lithium Ion 2Ah Compact Battery and Charger Kit NEW. How old are the batteries? Thanks for letting me know that our fixes worked for you! In theory the batteries should be fine to sit in the charger. You can see a video guide on how to do this here. If you wait about a minute it will start working again. I have a battery ryobi trimmer with attachments. The trimmer is not defective as I tried a spare battery and the trimmer works. My Battery is LI-ION 40V 93.6WH OP4026 CS13055D390457. Sounds like a battery that has just gotten old and tired. Initially, it had 40 volts across the terminals, and would not power a trimmer, so I assumed the trimmer was bad and replaced it. Aaron is the founder of and Essential Home and Garden. after trying fix option 3 my charger is flashing red and green without the battery. I bought the 2.0 AH, not realizing for just a little more I could have gotten a 4.0 AH or 5.0 AH. I bought 2 extra 40v batteries so I'd always have power. The main board has 42 volts. Hi! Amazon has other batteries such as Ryobi OP4030, or Lasica OP4050A. Yes solid green indicates that the charger believes the battery to be fully charged. Thanks. So if that is the case, what’s my answer? I really need to get this battery going, again! Has anyone had this issue? Replacement batteries are certainly not cheap, and most of us will want to avoid the need to buy a new battery if at all possible. The convenient on-board battery life indicator keeps you informed while you're out in the yard tackling your landscaping jobs. Matter of fact, the OP40501 is 5.0aH, so it’s 20% better than the original. I put it in the charger, all I get is the red power on light. Thanks. The Milwaukee had been dead for at least a year and wouldn’t take charge but now its perfectly fine! if this is the quality of your items, I would like to return the tool and get a refund. I bought this battery to replace the 6 year old 2.4 AH battery that came with my trimmer. I don’t think it’s charging because the “charged” light has not come on and it’s been on for several hours. I picked it up second hand. A few days ago I tried to charge one of the batteries and it would not take a charge, thinking it might be too low,due to being cold, I sat it in the house near the register and left it for an hour. Thanks. Find great deals for Ryobi 40V 6Ah for Max Run Time Lithium-Ion High Capacity Battery OP40601 New. Shop with confidence on eBay! So, I have two good batteries and know how to resuscitate them. 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