So I've had a small Ryobi snowblower (40v, 20 in brushless model). Been working fine for a few years now .. but just today I took it out, started it up .. and it immediately stalled. I hadn't yet started hitting snow ... just start it ... wait 2 s, stalls. The "scoops' or whatever you call them are spinning .. (confirmed by having a 2nd person watching from in front) .. both batteries are showing full charged and I've tried both batteries.

I'm not sure what else to check or try ... hoping I don't need a trip to repair shop :)

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Ok so I was unable to troubleshoot this on my own, and I checked the batteries out a few times, they seemed perfectly fine. So took it into the shop, turns out the problem was a burned out motherboard. Fixed under warranty, so that's good.

Just wanted to post the update here for anyone else encountering similar symptom.

Batteries are fine, no issues with them.


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I would try brand new batteries. When Lithium batteries fail they act like this. The on-board electronics that indicate status are not that reliable.

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