You are are in the middle of replacing your old
windows. In the excitement of your project, your power tool begins to run one
minute, only to shut off the next! One moment it's working fine, just like it
always did, and the next it is completely dead. You click the trigger a few
times and it's running again. What in the world is going on?
At eReplacementParts.com we believe in the life of your power tool. The
investment you make should not walk out the door when parts are replaceable. We
want to make your life easier and it is our goal that you are able to find the
power tool replacement parts you need.
Chances are that you are not out of luck. There are clues which can help you
find the problem. While many problems may cause intermittent power tool
operation, two of the most common failures are the
switch and the
The switch usually sits behind the main trigger, controlling power flow from the
wall to the tool.
When a switch is worn out, it works less and less frequently. At first it works
pretty much all of the time. Occasionally it may need to be clicked twice to
start the tool. Over time, you may find yourself clicking the switch several
times every time you start the tool. Of course, once the tool is running it
works perfectly as long as you hold down the trigger. Don't throw that power
tool away! You probably just need a new switch. Thankfully, you can order the
switch you need for your power tool from
Carbon brushes transfer power to the motor of your power tool.
Carbon Brush problems are a little different from the switch. When carbon
brushes become marginal, a power tool will begin to "cut out" while it's
running. Sometimes you might tap or slap the tool to get it running again. The
trigger starts the tool just fine, but it doesn't run well. This sort of symptom
usually points to a carbon brush problem. You will want to inspect your carbon
brushes before replacing them.
A worn out carbon brush will often have a small amount of carbon remaining, or
it will be pitted or chipped.
If your carbon brushes are bad, it sometimes means that your power tool has
bigger problems (like a worn out motor). Quite often though, a fresh pair of
carbon brushes can get your power tool working again. If you need carbon
brushes, you can order them from us at eReplacementParts.com.
eReplacementParts.com is constantly striving to provide you with current and
up-to-date information. This information will have continual updates. If you do
not find what you need, please remember, we are here to answer your questions!
You may send us an email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
info@.ereplacementparts.com. You may also call us toll free at 1-866-802-6383,
8:30-5:00 Monday – Friday. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, you may bring
your power tool to us for any assistance you may need.
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Sandy, UT 84070
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