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Black & Decker LDX172C Troubleshooting

Black & Decker 7.2 Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver. Identified by model number LDX172C.

You have trouble driving or loosening a screw

This is the most common issue with a lack of torque in the drill. Remember this is not an industrial grade drill and is ideal for smaller projects. (i.e. putting together a bookshelf)

One of the most common issues with cordless drills is battery life. If all other solutions have not worked it may be necessary to change your battery. Replace your battery [URL|using this guide.]

Your drill is not powering on when pressing the trigger.

Ensure that your battery is fully charged. The battery life on this drill is not extremely long, and will decrease after many uses.

The trigger in the drill may be faulty. Ensure that you have exhausted other less invasive options before replacing the trigger. Replace the [URL|trigger using this guide].

Check to make sure that the safety is not engaged. If the switch is in the center position it will not operate.

Your drill turns the opposite direction that you want.

This could be due to not having the selector switch in the correct position. Check the button directly above the trigger to make sure its in the correct position.

Your drill will not drive a screw, remember this is not a powerful drill. Try the steps below, if none of them work you may consider using a more powerful drill.

Your drill has different torque settings to prevent stripping or driving a screw to far into soft material. Try turning the ring behind your chuck to a higher setting.

If changing the torque settings does not work, check to make sure your battery is fully charged.

If your drill is sluggish and does not seem to be working for even the softest materials consider changing the battery. Replace [URL|using this guide.]

Drill does not power on after charging for a long period of time.

Check your charger cable to make sure that it is plugged in properly. If this does not work check to make sure the cable is not frayed or cut anywhere.

After exhausting the steps above you may have a bad battery. Replace[URL| using this guide].

Your charging port may be bad. If you have already replaced the battery and the drill still does not work your charging port may be bad. Replace[URL| using this guide.]

It is also possible that your battery is charging by your indicator light has gone bad. Check to see if your drill works, it is does but the indicator light is still not flashing or on you will need to replace it. Replace [http://|using this guide].

The drill will not open for a new bit, or close around the existing bit.

The chuck may be jammed with dirt, you will most likely need to clean it. Do so and try again.

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What part of drill do I clean and also how do I clean it?

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