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Question: Motor Spins, But Chuck Does Not
All of a sudden, my DW954 no longer spins. The motor works fine, but regardless of the torque setting, the chuck does not spin. Is there a common part that fails causing this? I am trying to decide if I should replace or repair. I just bought 2 new batteries for it.
Reply: Motor Spins, But Chuck Does Not
I would suspect that your drill is in "neutral". If the gear selector on the top of the drill is put right in the middle, between the high and low gears, it will disengage the gearbox and the chuck will not spin. Verify the position of the gear selector and hopefully all will be good. If the gearbox is set in a gear and the problem persists then you likely have a bad gearbox. The gearbox is part #391108-00 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com.
I hope this helps with your repair!
Question: Smoking Drill
My old DW954 drill has started smoking from the rear vent slots when drilling any material: wood, plastic etc.--not anything too hard or tough. Will replacing the motor (part 5) solve the issue? Does not make any unusual noise or anything like that. Is it worth it to fix it?
Reply: Smoking Drill
I have a 954 that is also smoking, have two new batteries for it. what did you find out about the smoke? hate to get junk it out. I would like some feedback about this. THANX Terry.
I already removed the screw #13. How I should go further?
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I hope this helps with your repair!
Question: Chuck Screw Gone??
I have a DW954 cordless drill and have the instructions on removing the chuck But when I look down into the chuck to look for the chuck screw, I see only a roundish/hex looking opening which has what looks like a tube inside of it with a tiny amount of space between the outer tube wall and the inner wall.
I would not think this is a chuck screw with the head stripped off unless I am not seeing it right and the light reflects funny or something. Even with a flash I cannot get a decent picture.
If it were not for the inner tube I would think it was just the depression of the top of a larger screw head. But that tube means I cannot really get anything very far inside.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.
Reply: Chuck Screw Gone??
That's an interesting question.
I don't have the same drill, but when I look into the chuck of my DC720, I see a hex opening that might have a tiny raised post or screw in the center. When I look at the parts list, which shows a picture of whats there (popular parts: "reversed threaded screw") DeWALT DC720A Parts List and Diagram : eReplacementParts.com it doesn't look like what I see.
Is there a screw within a screw? Or does the thing have a raised center post, somewhat like a "security torx" that requires a special bit?
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