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My dwp611 died recently, two weeks after the warranty expired (LOL), I think the speed control is blown, router starts, spins up for a few seconds, then stops, I am not sure I want to fix it and still have a 3 yr old motor.

Does anyone know a source to get just the motor. I have looked on Amazon, Northern Tool, Ebay and the Dewalt website, not having any luck.

May have to just have it repaired at the local Dewalt service center. Would appreciate the collective wisdom.


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Have you changed out the brushes? I think the most common failure is brushes. I replace them every two months on my DeWalt RO sanders (I used them that much) and I just replaced my 611 brushes the other day.
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Hey, Griff; welcome!
I used to have a perspective, when I worked on customers' equipment. 'It used to work, now it doesn't; what's changed.'
All of the possible (probable) reasons are electrical...the brushes, faulty switch, faulty electronics, or faulty plug/power cord.
The brushes would seem to be the easiest to remedy, and what's the downside to replacing them in any case?
After that, play with the obvious stuff; go to a wall plug that you know works and isn't the one you normally use, for starters.
Then check out the cord and plug connections, carefully. Now you're closing in on the switch and electronics.
The motor is a last resort...you probably would have smelled burning insulation.
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Sounds like you're right about the speed controller, some threads on the net about this same router, runs at high speed for a couple of seconds then shuts off, faulty speed controller.
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The speed control module is $55 at EReplacementparts.com.


It's item #13

For that much I guess I would be debating on whether to replace it or just get another router. I guess it would depend a lot on the general condition of your router. Of course, if you buy another router, the old one would be almost a full set of spares for the new one. I've never seen just the motor for sale, but Amazon has the fixed single base only version for $129 right now. https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWP611.../dp/B0048EFUV8

You might try bypassing the speed control module. It's just a small router, so it won't twist your arms off if it doesn't soft start, and I rarely turn the speed down on mine, so it might be better than it is now. At least it should be usable again.

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As suggested, you might be able to bypass the speed controller. As long as routers don’t have soft start they can use an external speed controll which is fairly cheap and can be used with any universal type motor.
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Welcome to the forum Griff.

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If you're not comfortable working on your tools you can have someone do it for you, but here's a YouTube on changing brushes. Very simple on a 611.

I couldn't find a video on replacing the speed control module, but if ordered, it should be fairly easy to install.

Personally, I'd probably get a repair estimate, and if it's anywhere close to the cost of a new 611, then I'd replace it. I couldn't find a replacement motor with controller either. I have a Colt in part because there's something about the feel of DeWalt routers I just don't like. A personal preference thing.

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You hit the nail on the head, Tom; if it doesn't feel right it isn't (for you). Using an awkward tool is a recipe for an accident.
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