My battery will no longer charge. Is it always a bad battery or could the charger be the problem

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Battery no longer charges. Just wondering how to tell if the battery is bad or the charger is bad
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Make sure the conections on the battery and charger is clean. Use some canned air if you have it! This is one of the major reasons the battery will not charge.
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The charger has never left the garage and has never been dropped nor gotten wet. The battery also didn't get wet. Neither look remotely damp or wet. Should the charger light up red or green when initially plugged in. Nothing on the charger lights up when plugged in. The battery only lights red for 10 seconds if I push in the big button.

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The rapid charger's LEDs should flash green for just a moment when plugging it in. It happens very quickly so is easy to miss. Per the manual - 1. Connect the charger to the power supply (120V~, 60Hz). The four charging indication LEDs will briefly shine green, indicating that the charger is working correctly.
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The slow charger or rapid charger does nothing when you first plug them into the outlet. When the battery is placed on the chargers the lights will blinkk and should start charging. If the conections is clean then try this! Unplug charger from wall and place battery on the charger. Then plug the charger into the wall and see if you get a surge of power into the battery. If not it may be the charger not working. Good luck
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The rapid charger's LEDs should flash green for just a moment when plugging it in. It happens very quickly so is easy to miss. Per the manual - 1. Connect the charger to the power supply (120V~, 60Hz). The four charging indication LEDs will briefly shine green, indicating that the charger is working correctly.
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What if when you plug it in, the green like flashes but the charger just surges on and off and makes a clicking noise
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This is exactly what's happening with my charger. When I insert the battery, the charger's green light flashes on and off, and the charger seems to turn on-and-off with a clicking sound. The light on the battery is also flashing red. 
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This is the one advantage of multiple EGO products...you could try the suspect battery in the other chargers...as well as other batteries in the suspect charger...
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Thanks Oregon Mike. I could have sworn every time I previously plugged in the charger the led would light for a second.

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