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My first question - have you tried plugging the router into another "known to be good outlet"? This is frequently the easiest problem to fix. The second - does the plug and wire appear to be in good condition?
If that 1 hp B&D router is the same shiny aluminum cased black top model that I have, mine is almost 50 years old now, and still going strong. it has a standard toggle switch for the power on/off switch, so any of the better hardware stores should have a switch just like it. The only time that my router ever failed to start was when one of the brushes got stuck in the sleeve by a piece of saw dust or something and all it needed was cleaning. The brush caps are easy to get to (black backlite round covers with a screwdriver slot) , on the outside near the top of the motor. Be careful, there is a spring under the cap. Remove the caps and pull on the spring to pull the brush out to examine it, but remember it's orientation so you can put it back in the same orientation because of the worn curved bottom end. Clean the brush and the hole. A clean dry Q Tip pushed into the hole and rotated will work for this. If you have compressed air, blow out the motor through the brush holes and also the air vents. If the brush (not the spring and brush) is shorter than 1/4-3/8" you will need new ones. Dewalt has been marketing this same router for years, but with a yellow top now. The brushes for it will fit, or you can just match up the old brushes with new generic brushes at the hardware store. (After almost 50 years, the brushes in my router are still good and the router only needed cleaning the timest that I've had this trouble). Then re-install the brushes and try the router again. I'm almost willing to bet that the brushes are worn, stuck, or the switch is bad. Without even going to DeWalt for parts, you can likely fix this router from hardware store parts and save money.
If it isn't like I've described, we will need a model number or photo of it in order to identify it. You can post photos if they are on your computer. Go to "Manage Attachments" next to the "post button" and you will find the needed screens for uploading and attaching your photo to the post that you are creating. You won't see them together until you post the message.
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Last edited by CharleyL; 02-07-2018 at 09:39 PM.