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I have a Craftsman Router Kit, model 130.26620 that recently decided to stop working. I did what I could to clean it inside and out but now it comes down to what's next to check.
I've read that the brush blocks are a common failure but others have said to check the switch and power cord. The last time I used it it was inside my router table so it hasn't been damaged in any way.
I've checked online for replacement parts which seem to be relatively inexpensive but I don't want to order a part, wait a week for delivery and then find out it's not the faulty component.

Any and all advice is much appreciated.
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I would suggest the same by pass the power switch and see if you can get it to power up..it's very hard to blow out the switch box..

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I have a Craftsman Router Kit, model 130.26620 that recently decided to stop working. I did what I could to clean it inside and out but now it comes down to what's next to check.
I've read that the brush blocks are a common failure but others have said to check the switch and power cord. The last time I used it it was inside my router table so it hasn't been damaged in any way.
I've checked online for replacement parts which seem to be relatively inexpensive but I don't want to order a part, wait a week for delivery and then find out it's not the faulty component.

Any and all advice is much appreciated.
Many thanks.



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I just looked this one up. This is the same router as the Bosch 1617. There is a design flaw in the older models where dust gets in the switch. In fact I just had the same issue happen today. Here's the good news, it is about a 20 minute fix.

Here is a link to a quick fix I posted awhile back: http://www.routerforums.com/general-...html#post30620

I did this for the third time today and got the router back up and running, and I was able to complete what I set out to do for today.

I know many have also called Bosch support and they have sent a new switch that has a better seal on it so that it won't clog with dust.

(Note, I still stand by what I said in the post, other than the switch, the router has done me very well)
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Thanks to all for the advice. I had already ordered new brushes by the time I saw NiceG316's post about the switch issue. I got the brushes replaced and still no joy so I ordered a new switch and it works like a champ.
I'm back in business with a revamped router to boot.

Again, thanks for the assistance.
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