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Forum topic by DBrown52 posted 03-23-2015 04:56 PM 668 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DBrown52

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03-23-2015 04:56 PM

Hi everyone. I have an older Ryobi RE600 plunge router. The other day, it started making some terrible grinding noises. I know very little about the inner workings of these machines, but I really like the router and would like to repair it. Does anyone have any advice for what it may be and what to look for when I open it up?
Thanks
Dave


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#1 posted 03-23-2015 05:14 PM



I know very little about the inner workings of these machines, but I really like the router and would like to repair it.

I assume it is making a grinding noises upon initial start. If that is the case then it could be a bearing or the fan blades or both.

If there is a grinding noise on a plunge; could be the chuck nut hitting the router base. If it is not the chuck hitting the base, send it out for a quote to repair to a Ryobi service center as you will more than likly not be able to find the parts you need or have the tools to make the repairs.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 05:14 PM

Bearings. 90% sure that is your issue, it is also very common and pretty easy to fix.

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 05:18 PM

Thanks. The grinding noise is when the router is running. It isn’t related to the plunge.

I found a place to order replacement bearings and brushes, so I’ll give that a shot. Is there anything specific I should be looking for to diagnose the problem when it’s open?

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 05:22 PM

It could also be your brushes that are worn out. You can check it by looking at the sparks. If they are too big, it is the brushes. Sometimes, things get inside the router like a small rock or a piece inside breaks off. Sometimes the brush springs get too hot and burn. They are easy to to disassemble and reassemble. From the picture, it looks like the brushes are removed from the side so, you don’t have to disassemble anything to check the brushes.

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 05:24 PM

If it is the bearings you can tell by just turning the shaft by hand without disassembling.

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 07:12 PM

Many thanks. Both bushes and bearings are ordered. I’ll likely tackle it this weekend. If it works out, I’ll pay it forward with a blog post.
Dave

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