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Battery will not hold charge

The battery used to hold a charge that lasted long enough for me to trim my entire yard...now I can barely complete one section. (Used to trim for almost 20 minutes and now I get about 5 out of the "fully charged" battery) I still am sure to charge it overnight but it seems to only take a certain amount of charge. Even when I first start the trimmer, it seems to run lethargically!!!

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You need a new battery. It is possible that the battery may be fried.

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SOURCE: CST1000 Black & Decker Cordless Trimmer/Edge won't start

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/schematic.cgi/blackdecker/CST2000_TYPE_1

Part number #243614-00.
It's a microswitch made by Honeywell that costs about 5 bucks plus shipping.
The attached file has the schematic and parts list.
The CST2000 is well worth spending a few bucks to keep it going. Finding a local B&D authorized service center near you will even save you the shipping as they can order it for you.
Every other component is pretty dependable- the motor, battery, wiring, charging system, spool system- all built to last.
Only down side is you really only get 20 to 25 minutes of hard weedwhacking before you need to recharge. Of course, it's time for a cold beer in the pool by then.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

Laura Larsen

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SOURCE: grass hog 18v nst2018 trimmer

After reading all of the reviews on Sears.com, it seems these batteries require charging and discharging 3-5 times before they hold a full charge.

All of the reviews mentioned this; they said it lasted 5-10 mins the first few times, but then they suddenly got 30-50 mins per charge after the 3rd to 5th charging.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

Tim Whalen

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SOURCE: bought unit last year...when charging

sounds as though the battery needs replaced, can check and see if it has a warranty on the battery. Hope this helps Tim

Posted on May 01, 2011

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SOURCE: 1. Battery charger blinks

  • Either your charger is malfunctioning or your battery is just at the end of it's road. One thing I can tell is the battery is not getting a full charge or is not holding a charge like it should. What happens is that the battery is not pulling it's weight so under a load the trimmer cannot hack it. Picture a car that has lights and radio but won't turn over because the battery is good enough to run a dome light or radio (as the trimmer spins) but won't start the car (trimmer won't function under a load). A blinking light traditionally means the connection itself is bad between the battery and the charger. Like the battery is not quite set right in the charger itself.

  • So check to make sure none of the tabs on the battery or charger itself did not got a little bent effecting the connection.
  • Try positioning a little more to one side of the other and see if that helps.
  • If you have had this trimmer for a while then the battery would be the first thing I would replace. If you have a neighbor of a friend with the same trimmer you may try your battery in their charger and see how it fairs. But if you try everything I listed above it kind of narrows it down.
  • The charger is a standard 18 volt quick charger should you need to get one of those but I suspect in the end a new battery will fix your problem. Fast charge on batteries is convenient for us but the batteries that are quick charged die a quicker life.

Regards, Tony

Posted on May 09, 2011

Adam

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SOURCE: I used my Worx trimmer

Your battery is shot. I had one of these, the batteries are really cheap and don't last long. If you can afford it, ditch the Worx and buy a quality trimmer at your local hardware store. If you are short on cash you can buy new batteries online.

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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