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This is my first time on this site which I found trying to get information on my Freud 3 1/4 HP router. I do some woodworking, mainly wood-turning as a hobby and inherited this router. Today I set it up to use for the first time and when I switched it on it runs about 1-3 seconds and stops. The router has not been used in about 8 years.
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Hi Danny

I have done this a time or two to get a old one to work..
Chuck up a 1/4" dowel pin or a 1/4" bolt without a head or threads in your drill than chuck it up in your router, blow out the router with air and spin the router motor for two mins. or so and than take the drill off and try it ..with luck it will run again.


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This is my first time on this site which I found trying to get information on my Freud 3 1/4 HP router. I do some woodworking, mainly wood-turning as a hobby and inherited this router. Today I set it up to use for the first time and when I switched it on it runs about 1-3 seconds and stops. The router has not been used in about 8 years.
Any suggestions on a solution to the problem will be much appreciated.
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Hi Danny

I have done this a time or two to get a old one to work..
Chuck up a 1/4" dowel pin or a 1/4" bolt without a head or threads in your drill than chuck it up in your router, blow out the router with air and spin the router motor for two mins. or so and than take the drill off and try it ..with luck it will run again.


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I tried the dowel and drill with compressed air. It increased the run time to maybe 4-5 seconds but turning the switch on after that reduces the run time each occurrence until the router won't run. It will repeat the cycle after sitting for a period.
Thanks for the recommendation.
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Maybe pull the brushes and clean them off.
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This is my first time on this site which I found trying to get information on my Freud 3 1/4 HP router. I do some woodworking, mainly wood-turning as a hobby and inherited this router. Today I set it up to use for the first time and when I switched it on it runs about 1-3 seconds and stops. The router has not been used in about 8 years.
Any suggestions on a solution to the problem will be much appreciated.
Thanks
Danny
Hi Danny;
The fact that the unit is running is a good sign. But the fact that it falters in cycles usually points to a thermal over load.. It may be that something in the router has rusted or corroded causing a heat build up that stops the router. If you have the knowledge take it apart and give it a though cleaning in any areas that would cause this to occur. Also give the switch a good look over and blow out if you can. Otherwise I would take it to an authorized repair facility to have them look at it.

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