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Forum topic by Wendybird posted 02-21-2015 03:07 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wendybird

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02-21-2015 03:07 PM

I got my Milwaukee router in the mail yesterday. Took it out of the box and plugged it in just to see how it sounds and it spun for a mili second and stopped. Is this some sort of safety thing? Or what’s going on? It’s been in the single digits while it was being shipped here so could the cold have done something to it? It’s been inside all night and still doing it again this morning so it’s warmed up. I can’t call Milwaukee till Monday so wanted to see if you guys knew anything.
This is the router: http://m.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-2-1-4-Max-Horsepower-EVS-Multi-Base-Router-Kit-with-Plunge-Base-and-BodyGrip-Fixed-Base-5616-24/100609939/


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 02-21-2015 03:17 PM

Never seen a safety on a router that could be doing that, but it might be a newfangled thingie, can’t think of what could be engaging a safety trigger. Most all of my kitchen equipment has magnetic switches to ensure safeties are engaged, and they can be a PITA. All I can think to try while you’re wondering if you got a POS in the mail is to try the moving parts, maybe there is a mag switch in the plunge that stops it if past a certain depth, or if the collet isn’t tightened or something…

PURE guessing, no real idea…any clues in the manual???

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Wendybird

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#2 posted 02-21-2015 03:41 PM

It’s on the fixed base. I tried the plunge base too and the same thing happened. Could it be because there’s no bit in it? I didn’t buy any bits for it yet so I don’t have one to try.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 02-21-2015 03:48 PM

It’s not that, I have no explanation. Mine have been very cold and still started. I’m fearful it’s a DOA thing. That hasn’t ever happened with mine, cold or not. If I had to guess I’d say one of the wires came loose under the switch. You did try it on a different outlet, right?

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 03:51 PM

To turn it on with no bit, just take the collet all the way off.
Sounds to me like the switch is not making good contact. Does it spin a bit each time you turn it on and off. Try holding the switch with a bit of pressure toward the on side. Does it stay on?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 03:52 PM

Sounds like a faulty switch.. call them up and ask for an explanation or replacement.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Wendybird

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#6 posted 02-21-2015 04:19 PM

Tried different outlets. Tried holding the switch down.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 04:55 PM

I wouldn’t try any repairs until you either talk to Milwaukee (which would actually be my second choice) or the vendor (my first). They should be willing to ship you a replacement very quickly, and pay the dime for return of this one. Milwaukee might try to talk you through a repair, and to me that thing should have worked out of the box; you deserve a replacement, even if it’s a minor issue. Depending on where you bought it, you might get the vendor on the phone today.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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pjr1

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#8 posted 02-21-2015 05:26 PM

I have that same router and it’s never acted like that.

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ChefHDAN

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#9 posted 02-21-2015 07:40 PM

Sounds like it’s a deader, can’tthink of anything else besides BROKE!,,,, sucks do you have a HD nearby? Might be able to go in and get it swapped

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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Wendybird

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#10 posted 02-21-2015 08:35 PM

They don’t have the router in store. But I guess I could just return this one and have a new one sent to me. Just wanted to see if there was something I didn’t know about before I took that option

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pjones46

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#11 posted 03-05-2015 03:39 AM

Milwaukee has had some faulty switch problems. Send it back for replacement as I assume it is new.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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Wendybird

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#12 posted 03-05-2015 11:52 AM

That seemed to be the issue. I returned and got a new one

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deereguy84

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#13 posted 03-06-2015 05:19 AM

Milwaukee made the best stuff in the 80’s and 90’s. ...unfortunately owned by a Chinese corporation now.

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#14 posted 03-06-2015 03:41 PM


Milwaukee made the best stuff in the 80 s and 90 s. ...unfortunately owned by a Chinese corporation now.

- deereguy84

Most tool companies are now

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dawsonbob

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#15 posted 03-06-2015 07:24 PM

For my money, it’s Bosch. Still good quality tools.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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