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Led Light isn't Turning On ¶ 

When you pull down the trigger, the led light isn't automatically shining.

Battery isn't Plugged In ¶ 

Make sure that your battery is properly connected, otherwise, your led light will not turn on. If your battery isn't connected, promptly connect it.

Light Bulb is Dead ¶ 

If your led isn't shining, try to charge the battery. If the led still isn't shining, the bulb is most likely dead.

The Trigger is Unresponsive ¶ 

When the trigger is pressed, the drill is not running

The Battery is Dead ¶ 

If your drill is unresponsive, your battery may be dead. Make sure to recharge your battery and reconnect it back to the drill to see if your drill will properly run.

The Safety Switch is On ¶ 

If you cannot pull the trigger on your drill, the safety is most likely engaged. Press the button under the Makita logo to either side.

Trigger Has Gone Bad ¶ 

If you can press the trigger all the way down and the drill doesn't run, you may have a faulty trigger.

The Forward/Reverse Button is Unresponsive ¶ 

When the button is pressed, the drill isn't changing direction

Button Has Gone Bad ¶ 

If you alternate from the button being pressed all the way down on one side to the other side and the drill doesn't change directions, you may have a faulty forward/reverse button. When this occurs, it is common for the buttons' plastic to be cracked or chipped. This button may need to be replaced.

The Motor isn’t Being Efficient ¶ 

The Drill is Slowing Down

The Battery is Dying ¶ 

If your drill's speed is decreasing, your battery may be dying. Make sure to recharge your battery and reconnect it back to the drill to see if your drill's speed has increased back to normal.

Not Enough Pressure ¶ 

Make sure that you have pressed the trigger switch down all the way. If you are not applying enough pressure, the drill wont run at full speed.

The Drill is Overheating ¶ 

The drill is getting hot when you are using it

Drilling for too Long ¶ 

Let go of the trigger and stop using the drill until it cools down. Once the drill is cool, you can go back to drilling

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