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Entry Date:2013-10-04 11:37:14
4 of 4 customers found these instructions helpful
Switch was broken after about 35 years of service
Remove the battery. Lay the drill on a flat surface and remove the screws holding the two halves of the drill together. Remove the motor and switch. Cut and strip the wires of the new switch to the length of the wires of the old switch(new wires may not be the same color as the old ones, note the orientation of the wires). Using a soldering gun, heat and remove the old wires from the motor and resolder the new wires(basic soldering skills required).Install the motor( making sure the drive gears are meshed) and new switch in the lower drill case half. Place upper half of case over lower half and press together, making sure all parts are in place. Reinstall the screws and battery.
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Question: Clutch Won't Hold
My clutch on may drill doesn't hold. When put under load drill makes a ratcheting sound & chuck won't turn. What all parts will i need to replace?
Reply: Clutch Won't Hold
Hi,Royh,You'll need to take it apart and see what the problem is.It sounds like its stuck between high and low.That model makita had if I remember right very few problems other then a few problems with the high and low selector.The transmission is real simple so the problem should be obvious once you get it apart.Hope that helps.
Question: Repaired Makita 6012HD
Hopefully this can help the next guy...
Have a Makita 6012HD cordless drill that had a bad switch. Switch would cut out frequently and sometimes not work at all. Took the drill apart. Solder joints all good, etc. Switch just worn out... Come to this website and found some parts. Thought I would make this drill a keyless chuck version as well.... (I had an early keyed version)
Parts came and within 30 minutes I was done. Hardest thing was getting the old chuck off...(Remember, reverse threads on the retaining screw!)
Switch # 531043-6 14.75
Chuck # 763184-2 22.75
Throw in shipping and I 'm at approximately $45 for a like new drill.
OK, I know what your thinking...yes, new drills with more features are out there, but I couldn't just pitch it....Had to get the keyless chuck too....kind of a "pimp my drill" :D Pappy
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