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8529 purchased 2004 has low hours, installed in Rockler table, recently went to use and would not start, isolated from table switch, opened case and checked router on/off switch confirming open line, make line function. Speed control components have some evidence of moisture/oil as some dust has locally accumulated at these components. Might anyone offer some guidance on debug options? Am thinking switch, speed control and thermal fuse are in the path to energize motor. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/recommendations. I do not live near a PC service center.
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Can you blow it out with compressed air, or, if not, with a hair drier?
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8529 purchased 2004 has low hours, installed in Rockler table, recently went to use and would not start, isolated from table switch, opened case and checked router on/off switch confirming open line, make line function. Speed control components have some evidence of moisture/oil as some dust has locally accumulated at these components. Might anyone offer some guidance on debug options? Am thinking switch, speed control and thermal fuse are in the path to energize motor. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/recommendations. I do not live near a PC service center.
I don't quite get this . you say opened case and checked router on/off switch confirming open line, make line function. Open line ?? are you useing a ohm meter?? Use a volt meter and make sure that you are getting 110volt thro the line cord. Now measure across switch on one side you should have 110volt on the other nothing tell you push switch on now their should be 110volt's on both side's ?? Should run. if nothing. Than i belive you are done. Posible the control module ? I been around repair for over 50 yr's . I would take it to a repair shop. Voltage measurement's are a must. to see where you loose it . good luck

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A simple check, jump the switch, if it runs you found the error,if not put the parts back in place and take it to a motor repair shop, you need to have the right tools to find the error.

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Thanks for the clarity on checking the switch. In fact, I did use a VOM and checked without first, then with 110V. In both cases the switch function was validated and voltage is transferred. I will try blowing some air across the control board but do not expect that to correct the issue. Ideally I would like to isolate/bypass the control. Thanks again.
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Jim,

When making the "air shot", go beyond the control board. Taker a shot through the top and bottom air vents to clean out the windings, then remove and check the brushes. If they aren't making contact, it won't run.

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The speed control crapped out on mine and the part is no longer available.

Porter Cable 8529 TYPE 1 parts breakdown on ToolPartsDirect.com see Ref #163

Ended up bypassing the control and just leaving the adjustment wheel in. No soft start or variable control but it works.

Found it to be a fairly common problem for these particular routers.
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The speed control crapped out on mine and the part is no longer available.

Ended up bypassing the control and just leaving the adjustment wheel in. No soft start or variable control but it works.

Found it to be a fairly common problem for these particular routers.
Hi Tom -
Thanks for sharing your solution.
By chance do you recall when you bypass the speed control, which wires were sliced together? Did you slice the powercord white input with the red winding lead?
Any details you could share would be greatly appreciated.

I too discovered at lunch that the replacement module item 163 (P/N 906889) thru toolpartsdirect is no longer available...perhaps I wouldn't have liked the price either.

Alao, completely cleaning the unit out with compressed air was unsuccessful.
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Why not just sale the OLD PC on eBay for parts and be done with it and pickup a NEW 2 HP Craftsman combo kit for 80.oo bucks..about the same price as a gas tank full of gas now days, looks like the new PC routers right, but much better with all the neat items ,all in one kit.

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Hi Tom -
Thanks for sharing your solution.
By chance do you recall when you bypass the speed control, which wires were sliced together?
No, don't recall which wire went where but I believe that I poked around with a multimeter and found the swich legs and how power was fed to the motor(neutral and hot). Then just switched the hot leg and led neutral to the motor, any ground is preserved of course. (unit is not plugged in at any time while testing)

The wider blade on the plug is neutral side so you can check where the neutral comes into the router and the other blade is the hot.

I definitly recall doing a "test run" with simple twisted splices before tidying up for reassembly. (be careful)

Bob's solution doesn't sound half bad either.

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