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Hi, newbie here...Any help greatly appreciated!

I have a Triton router that I have been using and it has stopped working. It turns on just fine, the red light shows, but there is no activity coming from it... Any ideas what could be causing this? I have checked the switch and it seems to be fine, bypassing it doesn't help.

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Have you checked the brushes and the connections to them...? (Make sure it's unplugged !)

Have you also manipulated the speed control up and down...?

Model of Triton...?

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This has happened to one of my Triton routers. It may be an issue with the soft start control...

I have a couple of tritons, so havent worried about getting it fixed as yet.

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Hi, newbie here...Any help greatly appreciated!

I have a Triton router that I have been using and it has stopped working. It turns on just fine, the red light shows, but there is no activity coming from it... Any ideas what could be causing this? I have checked the switch and it seems to be fine, bypassing it doesn't help.

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It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.
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It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.
If that's the problem, and good chance it is, then if speed control is needed an after market controller can be added.
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$140!?! Amazing. That's half the price of a new one. Hope mine holds up. But then aren't soft start and speed controllers costly for most routers?

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It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.



Hello, where did you get the quote???


MY TRA0001 is not quite that old.....

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Thank you so much for all of the help! Much appreciated. It was one of the connectors to the brushes, it had come loose. Tightened it with some thin nose pliers and problem solved.
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Thank you so much for all of the help! Much appreciated. It was one of the connectors to the brushes, it had come loose. Tightened it with some thin nose pliers and problem solved.
Glad to hear...if it was a solder joint, don't trust the crimp...resolder it to be sure future vibrations don't cause it to stop in mid cut...

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