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All Makita Tools come with a date code label on the tool. Batteries and chargers also have a MFG date. Makita will consider this during a warranty evaluation.
The battery serial number is located on the bottom lock side of the battery. For the below battery shown, the serial number will be 188906HV D07996. If the serial number of your tool is no longer visible, enter in the required field `NOT LEGIBLE`.
The model numbers that Makita produce are generally a 6-digit reference, which signifies the `Type` of tool and the model of that tool. So for their combi drills, they start with `DHP` (Which stands for `Drill Hammer Percussion`). Then comes the 3 numbers e.g: DHP481 (481 being the model).

The Makita 3.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 22 minute charge time.

Q: Do batteries expire? A: Yes, all good things must come to an end. To find the Best If Used By (BIUB) date of the batteries in question, please look on the uppermost section of the cells, near the battery type (AA, 9V, etc.). You will see a white box with the Best If Used By year printed within it.
The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture.
A serial number is a unique identifier assigned incrementally or sequentially to an item, to uniquely identify it.
Lithium-ion Xtreme Technology.
STAR is communications technology that monitors conditions during use, allowing the tool and battery to exchange data to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. If STAR detects conditions that threaten to overload, overdischarge or overheat the tool or battery, the tool will automatically stop.
It is always five digits and consists of two parts: A three-digit number that indicates the capacity of the battery based on the number 500 (for 12V batteries). Eg 560 means batteries with a capacity of 60 Ampere, while 600 means batteries with a capacity of 100 Ampere.
Most battery manufacturers stamp a date code on the top of the battery. It`s almost always the first number and first letter.

The first four characters represent the year, month & production line (YY/MM/*). The first two digits identify the year. (For example, 21 = 2021, 22 = 2022, 19 = 2019 etc.) The second two numbers specify the month, from 01 to 12.

The first character will be a number from zero through nine that corresponds to the last digit in the year in which the battery was manufactured. For example, a five would mean 2015. The second character is a letter that refers to the month the battery was made.
This open date code may appear as MFG on product labels. It shows the date when a product was produced or manufactured. This code refers to the date when a product is packed for the first time before it is distributed to the market or sold to consumers.
So, how long do Lithium-ion batteries last? To sum it all up, the bare minimum that most manufacturers expect from their batteries is around 3 years or 1,000 charging cycles. Bosch, DeWalt, Hitachi, Makita, Milwaukee, and Ridgid all warranty their Lithium-ion batteries for 3 years.
But here`s the basics: the batteries are backwards compatible with Makita tools that display: A black panel with a Star. A yellow panel with a Star. A yellow panel.
Should any trouble develop during the three-year period, return the COMPLETE Lithium-Ion Tool, Battery, Charger or Pneumatic Nailer to one of Makita`s Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

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Ryobi troubleshooting Recently bought the two set package of 18V lithium batteries however the tool will not work. It was working however it has stopped . Tried two different batterie , both fully charged ,with no results.
ANSWER : The motor may have overheated and burned open. Use a multimeter to check resistance across the battery contacts in the tool with the switch closed. If it reads open, the motor has failed.

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How to replace fuel lines on makita leaf blower
ANSWER : If the old ones are still in take a picture of fuel lines then remove them this way you can reverse the the order best way works all the time.. Good luck

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I have lost my battery charger for my 18 volt power glide Hedge trimmer. Modle # 60101271 Charger # 60101272
ANSWER : 10 bucks on this link

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Mower stops when the blades are engaged – Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
ANSWER : The clutch pully is binding

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Briggs and stratton 17hp engine won’t keep turning over
ANSWER : Could be stuck shut valve

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How do you set up a carb on makita chain saw – Makita 33cc 14-Inch Bar 1.9 HP Gas Powered Chain Saw #DCS34
ANSWER : You provide no manual, I chose a “DCS34” a link follows:
It lists no starting point for the “H” and “L” needle valves, I recommend 1.5 CCW from lightly seated. then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly. Clean the air filter and spark arrestor; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run. If the saw cannot exhale it cannot inhale.
There are 2 wav (sound – idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

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I require a maintenance manual – Makita UC4030A 16" Electric Chain Saw
ANSWER : Go to They have the parts breakdown and owner’s manual. If that link doesn’t work go to the Makita homepage, and search on your model number.

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Toro ready start, will start but losses power 2 yrs old
ANSWER : Service carb, pull apart and clean and replace needle/sweat

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