If you have an IKEA FIXA drill that isn’t charging, don’t worry! You can troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself. In this article, we talk about tips to help you get your drill up and running again.
IKEA FIXA Drill Not Charging
- Check Battery
Begin with checking the connection between the battery and the drill. Ensure that the battery is properly seated in the drill and that no debris or dirt is blocking the connection. If everything looks good, try charging the battery again. Charging the battery takes around 5 hours at max. Also, if the batteries look good, check the voltage of the batteries with a voltmeter.
- Check Charger Connection
Next, you will want to check the connection between the charger and the battery. Ensure that the charger is plugged into an outlet and that no debris or dirt is blocking the connection. If everything looks good, try charging the battery again.
- Try a Different Charger
Use a different charger to see if that will charge the battery. If you have another IKEA FIXA drill, you can use its charger. Consider using another outlet to see if that makes a difference. If the charger is faulty, you can get a new charger. A brand new charger will be the most expensive and reliable option.
- Check for Damage
There may be damage to the drill. Check the drill for any visible damage. If you see any, take the drill to a professional for repair.
- Check The Socket
If you still have trouble charging the battery, check the socket on the drill. Make sure that it is clean and free of debris. You can use a cotton swab to clean out the socket if necessary. Check if the socket is in working condition, try using it for other purposes, and see if it’s just the charging wire that’s not responding or if there’s a new issue.
- Don’t Overcharge The Battery
Overcharging the battery can cause damage to the battery and shorten its lifespan. When the battery is fully charged, unplug the charger from both the drill and the outlet. Overcharging causes damage to the battery cells and can lead to a fire.
- Replace The Battery
If you still have trouble charging the battery, it may be time to replace it. IKEA offers replacement batteries for the FIXA drill. You can purchase one online; a new battery would cost around $19.99.
What does it mean if the drill is not charging?
If your IKEA FIXA drill is not charging, it could be because of a few different reasons. The most common cause is that the battery is not properly seated in the drill or that there is debris blocking the connection between the battery and the drill. You can check and clean the connection to see if that fixes the problem. If the issue persists, check the drill’s charger, outlet, or socket. Use a different charger or outlet to see if that makes a difference. If the problem persists, it may be time to replace the battery.