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I recently bought a Craftsman 27669 plunge router. The problem I am having is that after I plug the router up and go through the settings in the digital display. The router slow starts and go up to full speed ( I am assuming it's running at 25K RPM's) and then shuts it's self off and the display turns red instead of blue. I removed the top cover and checked all of the wire terminals and everything seems to be in order. Any ideas?
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Hi Bill and welcome. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that router. How long does it run at full speed before it shuts down?

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Hi Bill, try pressing the minus(-) setting key while you start the router. It sounds as if the router runs into overspeed.

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Ronald, I tried that but it still goes to the max. and shuts off.
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Chuck, as soon as it comes up to top speed it shuts itself off. I'm now thinking it is probably in the circuit board. It may be in the trash pretty soon....
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Bill I'm tending toward the same conclusion. Anything mechanical should either result in reduced speed or not starting at all. Maybe it's possible to bypass the board and just run it at full speed. And you may be right about it. Used Sears routers weren't worth much before. With Sears shutting down they are worth even less now. By the way, if the first 3 numbers of the Sears model number start with 315 then that router was made by Ryobi. There is a slim chance that might help.

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Bill I'm tending toward the same conclusion. Anything mechanical should either result in reduced speed or not starting at all. Maybe it's possible to bypass the board and just run it at full speed. And you may be right about it. Used Sears routers weren't worth much before. With Sears shutting down they are worth even less now. By the way, if the first 3 numbers of the Sears model number start with 315 then that router was made by Ryobi. There is a slim chance that might help.
If you can bypass the board, external router speed controls are widely available. I don't know how big your motor is but the 15 amp one from HF is under 20 bucks. It has a 3 way switch marked: "full speed-off-variable". You could even use it to bypass the power switch on your router. All that electronics sounds like a total overkill sales gimick. I have never seen all that digital stuff on any other router, even the most expensive. There are better speed controls, like the heavy duty one from MLCS.(free shipping on anything)

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it looks like this is it. https://www.ereplacementparts.com/ad...p-1079877.html cross referenced from here. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...7/0740000.html but, they must be kidding on the price.. it's better to just bypass the one in the router, and use an external one, although you won't have a readout of the speed..
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Bill I'm tending toward the same conclusion. Anything mechanical should either result in reduced speed or not starting at all. Maybe it's possible to bypass the board and just run it at full speed. And you may be right about it. Used Sears routers weren't worth much before. With Sears shutting down they are worth even less now. By the way, if the first 3 numbers of the Sears model number start with 315 then that router was made by Ryobi. There is a slim chance that might help.
I think it's just the stores shutting down, hopefully, online sales and the sears parts site will keep on going!..
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I heard that the parts side of Sears is one of the things keeping them going. It's profitable according to rumor. They would have to mail us parts up here. There are no more stores or agencies. Cost is another issue and not limited to Sears. I bought a Freud big plunge a number of years ago and the armature went in an unacceptably short period of time (out of warranty of course). The cost for a new one was $10 less than what I paid for the router. Any time you have to spend more than about half the value of a tool to repair it you really need to give thought to whether it's worth it. In regard to buying a speed controller and bypassing your board that is a little different as you can use that controller with any universal style motor as long as it doesn't have an integral controller. So it could be used with a single speed drill for example.

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