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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-24-2020, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Having problems with my elu MOF 177e.
Been working perfectly and then just stopped .
Occasionally when I try the switch it will turn a half revolution and stop.
Any obvious common faults with these routers .
It is 24 years old but the build quality is far better than dewalt copies
I use at work.
These old routers are getting a bit thin on the ground here in the UK
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Welcome to the forum,Colinrow,sounds like a loose wire, switch or brushes.
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Welcome N/A to the forums...
sounds like brushes...
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You have my vote for brushes...or dirty commutator...
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Bosch had an issue with their routers about 10 years ago with dust getting in the switch and preventing the contacts from making a good connection. If you have compressed air try blowing it out. Otherwise a broken wire or brushes as already mentioned.
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Welcome to the forum Colin. Sounds like good advice already given.
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Welcome to the forum what everyone else said.
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Thanks fot the help.
Now fixed , it was a dirty commutator.

Can anyone help with my next problem.
I also have an old elu mof 31 I want to mount in a table but I need
a converter nut so it takes standard elu /dewalt collets.
Anyone know if these are still available to purchase ?

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That could be a bit tricky. I have an older DW 610 router that has a collet that looks like a Bosch WK series. Many newer DWs use the same collet as several Bosch routers and at least 3 Hitachi routers and there may be others. I've become convinced that most router makers outsource their collets so more than one maker may have used them. Some of my reasoning for this is what I've found on ebay and from Elaire company who specializes in collets. Try searching on both sites and I'd say that if they look to be identical then they most likely are. Try both the UK and US ebay sites as well as Elaire which you can find here: https://elairecorp.com/routercollets.html

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