The electric drive false stop issue really needs to be resolved and fasts. i try holding the battery down tonight to see if it works. Steve, I’m sorry to hear about your situation. If it does, but doesn’t without that pressure, you have same problem. I let it sit so it can dry and nothing. I’ve not heard of this issue, but with their 5-year Hassle-Free Guarantee I’d think you could take it to the store or call customer service and get it fixed. Unfortunately she hosed it off both on top and underneath. The voltage on the battery only reads 27volts from the + to the – terminal on the battery. If I had to guess I’d think it just needs to charge longer but I’ll try and look into it further. I’m frustrated since I have arthritis and these have been a lifesaver for me. Can put another head on the 40 v Kobalt grass trimmer; like the one from Shakespeare? see less When blinks red, remove and reinsert for 1 min. I have to cut lawn tonight, party tomorrow. Its a shame, great mower, very easy to use but ended up with a gas mower again. I have placed my battery into the charger and now have 3 green lights on my battery and 1 solid green light on the charger. I guess I will have to call their toll free number tomorrow during their business hours and see what customer service has to say. Dadand is a mashup of all things dad-, and dude-related. As for the battery life, I have cut a 20-inch oak tree down and de-limbed 95% of it with the first battery and then completed the de-limbing and part of the trunk sectioning with the second. One feature that’s sure to impress the professional user is the outstanding warranty. My Kobalt 40 Max leaf blower got wet last week. I really believe Kobalt/Lowe’s is on to something really great, really lucrative in what appears to be a growing trend for eco/quiet/healthy life styles even here in draught ridden California and Water rationing… I hope Lowe’s get their act together. The Kobalt Tools 24V battery pack is basically a newly redesigned lithium-ion 20V Max battery pack plus an additional battery—but the pack design and cell layout is different. What is going on? This quote is from Battery Tender website:" GREEN FLASHING - When the green light is flashing, and the red light is on, the battery is greater than 80% charged and may be removed from the charger and used if necessary. Could someone please post photos or a YouTube video of how they have gotten the 40v battery to seat firmly in their mowers? If the status LED is still blinking RED, the battery is defective and needs … I just purchased the KM1940 cordless mower and I am already experiencing the run failure problem. Fast flashing indicates a poor connection between the battery and charger or a problem with the battery pack. Bought the 40v weed whip on 5-3-2015, worked fine, charged it a few times no problems. Several questions come to mind, are you mulching? It sounds to me as if you have gotten either batteries from a bad batch or that your charger is buggered. Per a call from an executive customer care rep, I returned the original mower with shutdown issues to my local Lowe’s branch, was given a ‘new’ one, got home, unboxed the ‘new’ mower, plugged in a fully charged battery…nothing…reseated…nothing. From what I gathered this seems to be a known issue. so I removed the two springs. It was surprisingly easy to do. I bought the $400 dual blade mower because I didn’t want to go cheap but after struggling in very tall grass early this season, I wondered if the 19″ single blade mower would work better because it could side shoot tall grass, something the dual blade can’t do, and the single blade would act like a flywheel. I followed all the troubleshooting instructions in the owners/users guide on page 20, as I proceeded to the backyard with 600 square feet of lawn with more success. Couple days later went to trim our bushes and it would not cut on at all. I had three P4 batteries on the charging hub in Storage Mode for about three weeks. What’s the 4 second flash indicate??? Kobalt reached out to me about your concerns regarding the mower batteries and wanted to share: Hi Pete, as you know quality is our top priority, and we really appreciate your readers’ feedback. I thought I had solved my trimming problems but it seems I only paid for more. I have two batteries and two chargers and both work perfectly. Is there any idea what that red light is telling me? I went to the store the other day to see if they had fixed the problem and stocked new-and-improved 19-inch mowers, but instead, they didn’t have any in stock, and there was a sign that said they had all been recalled. This will make a great addition to anyone’s arsenal. I really like this Kobalt but I need to be able to cut the yard. I bought one for $350 and ran it hard and started having cut out problems after a month but I still had the dual blade mower as a backup. The other tools in the line come with one battery and one charger. I went to The mower has been shutting off even though the battery is charged. I bought one a couple weeks ago and was initially excited by the power (I live out of city limits in Northwest Arkansas). I found this website researching the issue I was having which was first, randomly dying and now, not starting at all. It’s that, like a gear shifter on a Trans Am), Lightweight and easy to throw around and maneuver. Just purchased 40v hedger and an extra battery. Watch for us to announce the post on facebook. The first one had to be replaced because the battery would not release from the trimmer. I contacted Lowe’s and their executive customer care will be reaching out to you via email to get this matter addressed for you. And it got through most of today without a problem. Hi, Mike. Will kobalt be making a cordless snowblower ? I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to post my experience for those who may be on the fence. I am using a 6″ length of 3/8″ door stop to wedge my battery from the bottom toward the retainer clip. Pete's a dad. You know, when you don’t want to fire up the gassy monster and kick over the gas can onto the fire. Inserted the battery, took it out, inserted again, no matter what we did we could not get it to work. I have cut down pines and oaks with ease. I bought the trimmer and I too had the same confusion. This leads me to believe it is a battery connection issue. I recently used my Blue Beast to hack away a tree stump that I needed to cut flush with the ground. So that’s why I returned it. It’s so easy because you can flip them over without spills. I don’t know of a fix but I do know it can be a TIGHT squeeze and I’ve sometimes had the same issue and what I’ve found it it’s something to do with the release lever not being pressed far enough to actually RELEASE. That’s what the charging bands and the booklet tell me. Thanks for trying to help. Derrick, I’ll forward your question to my contact at Lowe’s. I have tried over and over with both batteries. Initially, I was thinking there must be a safety shut off / governor feature built in for preventing the RPM level to rev up to high and possibly destabilize oscillation and overheat though I have not taken the time to verify the credibility of that suspicion. I have the 40 volt weedeater and really do NOT want to pay $10.00 for a new spool each time I need string. Then, with only about 1/4 of my yard to go, it started happening again. The instructions don’t say this, but that is what the rep pointed out to me. It mows even the formidable tall grass near our bayou well. Keeping both mowers razor sharp helps. It is a great mower otherwise but becomes metal scrap if you can’t keep it running due to a battery retaining clip. With the two batteries and a rapid recharge cycle, I have never been without juice to cut trees or weeds. What a waste of money! You can still find a page with the old version of it on the Lowe’s site if you Google it, but if you go through the Lowe’s site, you will see that the 19-inch mower they have now has a newer model number. About to move and looking to buy my first mower. I love their stores and they really have their merchandising game down. Do I pay the extra or do the handyman fix. If you have had them for a while and allowed the batteries to freeze and/or the chargers to be in a high humidity environment, you may have incurred damage to the batteries, charger, or both. Any thoughts on this?? I like the idea of a cordless trimmer, but if there are going to be constant battery problems…. Imagine…no more battling an extension cord. Automatic air cooling system protects your batteries from overheating. I removed the battery receptacle which holds the battery and contains the contacts. The only problem is that I ran out of battery before I could finish, but that’s not a big issue as I can finish later today. I, too, thought that my batteries were defective when I first tried to charge them. If the status LED is still blinking RED, remove the battery and unplug the charger for 1 minute. Or take it back to the store and make them give you another one. Figured out that poor engineering doesn’t push the battery down far enough into its connection for the battery to stay in place to power engine. plug back in the charger and reinsert battery. I’ve always like Kobalt and I don’t have a huge yard, does this 40V battery provide the power and speed I need? Bought the blower and hedge trimmer and love it. Nothing happens. But this isn’t the tool you’d grab when a tree comes down in a storm and you need to blaze through serious logs. I returned it and purchased a new one last night, hoping that the battery was defective. This repeaterd for no less then 70 times as I mowed an area under 400 square feet. It’s FIXED! According to their instructions I have a bad battery when this happens Now I know this cannot be true because this also happens when I plug in the second new battery. We just bought a Kobalt electric mower earlier in the summer. It is seating fully flush into the charger, there is only one way for this puppy to fit in using the slots on the side with the charging pins. The advantages of battery over gas powered or push mowers are endless. With use of an approved STIHL charger (AL 100, AL 101, AL 300, and AL 500), overcharging is not possible. I exchanged my first mower for another and has the same issue within the first 10 minutes of cutting. Kobalt Overview. Afterwards, try charging the battery again. from the charger for 1 minute, then reinsert. They’ll tell you. It will run fine on the concrete, but the moment I get it out on the grass and it hits a few bumps, it shuts down. What am I doing wrong? Because according to the manual that would, to me be the status indicator light and the manual says it means I have a bad battery but they are, as stated brand new. How about something similarfor us Kobalt lovers. I removed the top portion that contains the battery receptacle (6 Torx T-25 bolts). I would try and get ahold of Lowe’s or Kobalt customer service. How do I fix my leaf blower? This revealed a single connector leading from the battery receptacle to the motor. That one was worse than the first. Also, I looked at the source code for the webpage displaying the newly updated 19-inch mower, and down near the bottom is a comment that says “fix for defect# 13467”. After 4-5 uses won’t start. Contact them, hopefully they can help you. I usually just trim the bottom of the blade without detaching it although sharpening the top is what is recommended. The overall rating of the company is 1.9 and consumers are mostly dissatisfied.. March 13, 20140 Views11 min Read. I occasionally cut on 3 if it’s shaded and not very thick and the customer likes short grass, never any shorter. My lawn has a steep slope in the back, is bumpy around the trees, and is littered with gum balls in the back. I suspect I will return and go with a competitors brand electric mower – too bad as I liked the li batteries. My issue is the charger will not charge the batteries completely. To round out these features, the battery itself has a charge indicator. The 19-inch mower ($349) has one slot so you’d need to switch out batteries when one runs out (but that only takes 3 seconds) and settle for a single blade. Considering the Kobalt 40V weed trimmer. I noticed they stopped selling it on their website as well. The Lowes counter says just a few days ago another tool came in with the same issue, again having to swap out the whole thing just to get a new charger. I can’t find it in the parts list and would like to order two since they are inexpensive, poorly designed, and will fail again soon. This one hurts! I also sharpen the blade daily. I’ve only used my mower once so far, but let me tell you, it just ate everything I threw at it. I went to start it and nothing. I am now having the exact same problem with the second trimmer. When charging is complete, the light will stay steady green. I had same problems as the others on my 19″ & returned. One of the best features of this chainsaw is the simple chain-tightening functionality. Threw it back into the charger, no indicators at all. I carry a small igloo type cooler that holds three batteries that help cool them down. Attention, everyone. 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