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Old 10-31-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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A few weeks a ago at a local garage sale. I got a steal of a deal on some Ryobi 18V tools: a flashlight, a drill and two used 18V batteries, all for $5.00.

I already have numerous Ryobi tools and I was just looking for some extra batteries, but I took the tools too.

The batteries hold a decent charge and the flashlight works fine.

The drill works fine EXCEPT that when it's running, it smells like a mix of rotten eggs, burning hair and assorted toxic fumes. I don't really need the drill since I already have two other Ryobi drills, but I just hate to trash anything that works, at least not without trying to fix it first. Any ideas what's up with this?

(OK I know what some of you are thinking about Ryobi. Yes, they aren't THE best stuff out there, but that's another story. They're "good enough" for most routine tasks that most DIYers will encounter. JMHO)

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Old 10-31-2014, 04:38 PM   #2
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I suspect that it was left in a sewer flooded area, then dried out without cleaning out the motor housing, and when it is running the sewage heats up.

Take it apart and clean it carefully.

Ryobi is a great intermediate cordless system, have many myself.


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My Ryobi 18V stuff served me well for 5 years until the original batteries finally died. The replacements were nowhere near as good.
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May be just burned out or sticking brushes or dirty armature.
Need to open up the cases to check it out.
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Thanks all. I'll clean out the innards in the next few days and see if that does the trick. I'll post the results here.
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A good decision, it will be time well spent.



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Get what you pay for
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Get what you pay for
I paid $5.00 for a flashlight, two batteries and a defective drill. I think I got my money's worth.

To conclude the thread, a few days ago I opened the drill and it was actually pretty clean inside, but it still stank like all #$%^. It wasn't worth the time to mess with it further, since as I said I already had two newer drills.

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Old 11-08-2014, 08:43 AM   #9
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Since you already think that it's a waste, you could try to spray an odor remover like FEBREEZE into it, and let it dry, then re-assemble and test it.


Then re-sell it to another who might cherish it.

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