So I was making good progress through my holiday gifts this weekend when my router refused to start. I checked everything over and didn’t see anything obvious. It was plugged in, breaker hadn’t tripped, tried a different outlet etc….The casing wasn’t hot and no smell of burnt motor (You know that smell) I have a Freud FT1700 about a year old.
I had been using it 5 minutes beforehand and it had turned off in its normal manner and then it failed to turn on. No noises or anything. I was worried my holiday gifts may not get done if I was without router for any length of time. After 2 hours still nothing and I resigned myself to look up the warranty coverage and how long it would take to get fixed…..
Finally about 8 hours later I tried one last time before starting to box it up and it started as per normal. I want to say it overheated and something inside tripped but that was the first thing I checked and nothing felt warm. Any ideas on what went wrong here and if I am going to be having this problem again?