to remove battery from charger is almost impossible, impossible now

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LOVE the machine with one exception.  Extremely difficult to remove the battery from the charger.  Nothing really to grab hold of, and no button to push to release it.  Struggle and struggle with it, then sometimes turning the whole thing upside down works.  But this time it won't.  Have tried everything, it's stuck.  Have a LOT of mowing to do.  Is there some trick to get it out?
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Do you have small hands so that you can't grasp it easily?   I have large hands (glove size is XL) and I can see that someone with much smaller hands would have a heck of a time grabbing the 7.5A battery out of the charger.
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Yes, I do have small hands.  5'1", hand stretch can reach an octave only on the piano, not any farther.
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I have small hands and have no problem removing the battery from the charger.  My charger hangs on the wall using the attach holes on the back of the charger. I use my left hand and hold the bottom of the charger to keep it from coming off the screws the charger attaches to the wall with and use my right hand to lift the battery from the charger. It slips right off.
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You could try prying it with something soft like a wooden spoon.
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I also have issues pulling the battery out.  I definitely cannot 1 hand it  (that sounds funny).  It sure would be nice if it had some sort of easy release mechanism with a spring to get it started.
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Grab the charger, flip it upside down, tap bottom of charger, this should let gravity do its job.
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You should mount the charger on the wall (they are designed to be mounted on a wall). Then you can use both hands to pull the battery.
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I have found you can't do that as it will lift off the attach points.
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Correct.   Have you tried simply laying the charger on it's back side? It should make it far easier to remove the large battery.
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If mounted tight enough (a good interference fit) the charger should be very hard to pull off the mounting screws
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Let's assume for the moment that IF the charger falls off the wall, it breaks.  I don't know if the warranty would cover such damage.  I, for one wouldn't want to be without the charger for the time it takes to get it replaced, warranty or not.   I prefer to keep my chargers sitting on a horizontal surface.
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I wondered the same thing about mounting the charger on the wall (lifting it off the screws).

I haven't actually done it so take this with a grain of salt... but I picture a two handed method where you grab the battery with both hands in between the thumb and index fingers while using the remaining fingers to press down on the top of the charger to keep it in place while lifting the battery.

I mentioned this idea a while ago in a previous thread. An ideal solution for either charger would be to have a separate bracket that screws to the wall so the charger could clip securely into it. The same bracket could be designed to work with revised designs of both chargers (and the new dual slot rapid charger that's on my wish list).
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Some time agoI made a bracket out of wood for the small charger (ie, NOT the mower charger) so that it sits upright on a flat surface (same attitude as if it were hung on a wall).  After a while I got tired of that configuration and now  have that charger sitting on a flat surface next to the larger one.  I don't really have the wall-space to spare in my shop (converted garage to a wood shop).
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I always have my battery charger on a flat surface, and like Dave, I don't feel confident in wall mounting my charger.  So far, this has been working out fine for me.
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Two rapid chargers flat on their backs with 2-sided 3m adhesive tape, and two standard chargers upside down using magnets, tape and angle iron channels. Have I gone too far? :-/
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Blue, you get an award for "maximizing" your available spaces in your garage!!!!!  You definitely know how to use every inch of your garage shelves - I might need to call you for some consultation on my garage .... : )


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Ugh, it's called survival... that's what happens when a DIYer ends up stuck in a townhouse with a 10x20 garage that has to do double duty as a workshop. Not ideal, but I'm making it work!
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I find myself more organized when I have "less" space than "more."  Hard to explain, but if you can see my "un-finished" basement, what a mess it is - even though I have plenty of spaces to work with.
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David, want to talk clutter?  I enclosed my back porch, installed heating and air, it was real nice.  Was basically my home theater.  Then my wife moved in with her 100 sewing machines, a ton of material and racks of thread.  Another room gone down the drain  :(
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Haha ... so true!  Speaking of the "wife," mine took over our Formal Dining Room, Guest Bedroom and the Kitchen Counter with all her stuff.  Now she is trying to use my Night Stand for her other stuff.  I am losing this battle fast !!!!!
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Once we let it happen we were doomed for life lol.
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So true ... the only safe place I have left in the house is the "family room"  ..... 


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Blue,
Hate to see the fire when one of those batteries or charger overheat. :)
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Was thinking the same thing... so I made sure to use a steel cabinet this time! Not that it's a guarantee, but it's a little peace of mind. My rule will be minimum batteries in that ares, the ones that are charging. :-)
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@ David and SCDC, I reckon it's similar to how I seem to do my best work under pressure... the less time I have the more productive I seem to be?

I definitely get how having less space makes us more organized. If I have my way we'll be building g a house in the not too distant future, then my life-long ambition of becoming a certified pack-rat can finally come to fruition! Muhuhuhaha....
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Nice job btw. Workmanship top notch!
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Blue, that's a nice charging station.  Can I hire you to organize my stuff.
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Blue, does this picture "properly" captured all your stuff?


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SCDC, when it comes to fanagling custom stuff, I work so slow my projects literally become priceless! My wife's friends always joke about hiring me to do stuff for them, and my response is always "you couldn't afford the time or money it would take!" :-)
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DHD, if all the crap in that cart was tools and mechanical bits' bobs, yeah, that would about cover it!
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Blue, I forgot to mention that the cart is "self-propelled" for easy transport - so you can carry more stuff without having to "pull or push" and yes, it uses a "brushless" motor ... : )
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That's my kinda cart! :-)
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I requested a self propelled garden cart/wagon a while ago.
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I'd like to read an update from the OP to find out if this increasing difficulty was because there was a problem with the battery or charger snagging, causing them to get stuck, or whether it was just a matter of hand strength.

The batteries do have a bit of a "handle" or grip built into them to grab when taking them off the charger. When the battery is vertical, with the button facing up, there is a piece of plastic at the top center of the battery that is curved inward and has ridges that are intended to be used as a grip.
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Could also be some plastic "flash" on the charger or battery that is making this tighter then normal.
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Mine just pick up easily without effort

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