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TheWoodenOyster

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177 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: router

Hey guys,

So I walked out this afternoon to get rolling on a project and my router won’t start. The router is a R-600 Ryobi 3 HP. It is an older model back when Ryobis were still made in Japan. I got it in a deal with my tablesaw about a year ago. I didn’t touch it until last week. Started it up last week and it worked great. It sat in the garage for 5 or 6 days and now it won’t start up. It has been relatively cold out there, but I am in Texas, so when I say relatively cold, I mean probably no colder than 40 F or so.

I opened up the switch and cleaned off the connections, still nothing. I did get it to start up for about one second at one point, but that was it. Couldn’t get it to budge or anything after that. Outlet is good and so is the cord. I got a good shock at one point to prove it.

Anybody got any clues on what the issue could be? Let me know if you need to know anything else to help you figure it out.

Thanks

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster


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JAY Made

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#1 posted 177 days ago

Did you have it plugged in? :) Was in new when you got it? If it was used I would check the brushes.

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mrjinx007

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#2 posted 177 days ago

Yea, I think it is the brushes; per say but most likely the springs that push the brushes in; damn those china made stuff. Sorry.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#3 posted 177 days ago

Checked them last week. But maybe I put them back in crooked or didn’t put enough pressure on them. I’ll check that.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#4 posted 177 days ago

Nah, just checked em. They are nice and snug and lots of carbon left. Blew out the dust too. Still nothing

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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graywolf

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#5 posted 177 days ago

So the next step is check the cord and the switch and see if either one of them has gone south on ya. And check the circuit that your plugged into.

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cutmantom

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#6 posted 177 days ago

Try turning the shaft a little by hand and then retry the switc”h, maybehere is some corrosion on the “comutator ”
( I think thats what its called)

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CharlesA

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#7 posted 177 days ago

Sure it’s got enough gas?

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TheWoodenOyster

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#8 posted 177 days ago

Looked at the commutator, and it is fine. I opened up the switch and it looks like this tine little flap that I guess all of the current runs through popped loosed on a solder spot. I think that might be it. I am going to see if I can find a new switch and see if that solves it. Crazy that a 3 hp machine has a tiny little part that can make it all go wrong. I guess complicated machines are like that. Human bodies for example…

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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