Sears 19.2V Batteries Frequently Die
Craftsman 19.2Volt NiCad - Complaint
Resolution Update on 03/24/2012:
Sears called me and is checking into why the batteries kept dying. In the meantime they've given me a gift cert to purchase a new one. Thank you Sears!
I have had multiple 19.2v batteries for all of my Craftsman tools.
Since I have had to replace 4 batteries in the past, I played it safe this time and bought their expensive charger. I went in to use it the other night and noticed the lights on the charger flashing! THIS BATTERY WAS NOW BAD! WOW! It still looks BRAND NEW and it's dead already! I hate to keep buying batteries but this is ridiculous! I kept this battery INSIDE our home and kept it on the charger.. I've only used it MAYBE three times for a quick drill or light... and now it's dead!!?! I have had the WORST luck with ANYTHING related to Sears. To date we've had a riding lawn mower die (engine locked up; replaced under a warranty fiasco), our expensive Elite clothes washer broke, and now the final straw, the batteries for my 10+ tools is bad... AGAIN. Wow.