Router Info : Wattage 2,100w, 10A, 220-240V
Makita Model RP2301FC
Made in Japan
Year of manufacture 2009
The problem : I was cutting mortise (3/8”W x 2”L x 1-5/16”D) yesterday when I found that I had to stop many times. After I turned off the machine, I cleaned the wood chips in the mortise hole. Then I continued to use the machine but it did not start. I have to wait few minutes before I able to turn it on again. At one time after I completed one mortise I took about 10 mins rest with machine in the “OFF” mode but the mains power plug in the “ON” mode. After that I my nose caught very strong burning smell (like burning plastic/rubber) and I saw smoke came out of the motor casing. I immediately switch off the mains power plug.
Today I went to the shop (my second home actually which is 20KM from my home I live in) to test if the machine is still working. Yes I did start., but once I switched off the machine, I also had to switch the mains power plug off.
I just wonder how that happen. How could it be possible that current is running into the motor with the machine’s switch off? What goes wrong with my Router?
Thank you for reading. Any info is much appreciated.
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.