|Forum topic by Arvind||posted 02-06-2016 01:23 PM||866 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-06-2016 01:23 PM
I have an old sears craftsman router (model # 315.175050) whose variable speed seems to have failed. I get only 40v on the white lead in pic1 going into the coils at max speed. As spares are not available I’d like to bypass the speed control. I am assuming that if i connect the brown lead (live 110v verified, second wire from left on board) to the white one in the same pic after removing both from the board, that should do it right?
The other question i have is about the switch – the leads are a little loose. One helpful comment on routerforum said i should be careful about it. Can i replace the switch (pic2) with a wire nut connecting all wires but neutral and a single on-off switch connecting wire nut to neutral? I am assuming that the switch connects all other wires to neutral – somehow unable to verify that as i am not able to remove wires easily even after inserting a safety pin into the holes. Is that assumption correct?
I’ve also attached a wiring diagram: