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Title: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Feb 26, 2021, 09:10 AM
My drill has been acting up, as of late.  It wants to go dead, when drilling a hole.  It will die, I'll start it back up and it will run for a few seconds and die again.  I tried all three batteries and does the same thing.  Every battery says it is fully charged on the meter.  I can drill a hole in 12 inches of ice but it takes forever.  It will not run continuously.  Any, help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: SpartySturg on Feb 27, 2021, 06:25 AM
Drills burn out over time
Just had to replace my 18V Dewalt I use for ice auger duty.
It was probably 10 years old.
I just wish they made it so the batteries you have would work with the next drill!
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Feb 27, 2021, 07:14 PM
This drill is just over 1 yr old.  For $260 you would think they would last longer then that.
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: KB67 on Feb 27, 2021, 07:23 PM
Any way to borrow a battery or charger from someone to rule those out?
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: hardwater diehard on Feb 27, 2021, 07:25 PM
This drill is just over 1 yr old.  For $260 you would think they would last longer then that.

Model ? Amp hour of battery ..not all Milwaukee drills are good for ice auguring.
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: MC_angler on Feb 28, 2021, 07:33 AM
its under warranty, send it in
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Feb 28, 2021, 10:52 AM
Any way to borrow a battery or charger from someone to rule those out?
I got three batteries when I bought the drill, they all say they are charged and the same thing happens when I try each battery, I'm thinking it is the drill.
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: hardwater diehard on Feb 28, 2021, 10:56 AM
I got three batteries when I bought the drill, they all say they are charged and the same thing happens when I try each battery, I'm thinking it is the drill.

Settings correct ? DRILL mode and Speed of one (1) ..what model Milwaukee ???
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Mar 09, 2021, 03:33 PM
Sorry for the delay Hardwater.  It is a M18 2408.  I use 5ah batteries.  Like I said, all of the batteries appear to be full, when I check the gauge on them.  I use the drill in drill mode, I set the switch to 1 and turn the torque band to about 14.  I tried turning the band down but that didn't help the problem.  I think it actually hurt it as it seemed to stop quicker.  Seriously considering sending it back in now that the ice is pretty much done.  All opinions are appreciated.  Thanks folks!
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 09, 2021, 03:40 PM
Do this. Worked wonder for me when I burned out my wall hanger drill in a non-ice fishing incident


https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=383967.msg4174062#msg4174062


Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: hardwater diehard on Mar 09, 2021, 03:52 PM
Time to make Contact with Milwaukee..they should have you back in the game in no time.

Do this. Worked wonder for me when I burned out my wall hanger drill in a non-ice fishing incident


https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=383967.msg4174062#msg4174062
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Mar 09, 2021, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the help, I tried to go on-line to get a label to send it back.  They won't do it because my drill came in a kit, with handle, batteries and case.  They said I have to take it to a service center.  Just so happens I have one about 25 miles away, in Bay City!  So, I'll be calling them in the am.  Thanks again for the help.
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Mar 09, 2021, 03:58 PM
Torque band should be as high as it can go mine goes to 20 I think and have it on that and have no issues drilling through 18" of ice... granted my M18 has 1200lbs of torque
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: hardwater diehard on Mar 09, 2021, 04:11 PM
Just to be certain you have a 2804 ...and not the 2408 version

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Drilling/Hammer-Drills/2408-20
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 09, 2021, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the help, I tried to go on-line to get a label to send it back.  They won't do it because my drill came in a kit, with handle, batteries and case.  They said I have to take it to a service center.  Just so happens I have one about 25 miles away, in Bay City!  So, I'll be calling them in the am.  Thanks again for the help.

Hoping the best for you. Pretty convenient to have a service center nearby
Title: Re: Milwaukee 18v
Post by: Snitch#8 on Mar 10, 2021, 07:58 AM
Just to be certain you have a 2804 ...and not the 2408 version

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Drilling/Hammer-Drills/2408-20
No, I have the 2804.  Hopefully I'll get satisfaction from the service center.  And, I am blessed to have one nearby!