Just to elaborate on John's response, if you look at the owner's manual there should be a picture showing where the cover for the brushes and what the brushes look like. For example, the retired moderator Hamilin posted the owner's manual and parts breakdown for the router with which I have the most familiarity, the Makita 3612C. Page 13 of the owner's maunal shows a clear picture and describes how to change them and the Parts Breakdown page 1 shows exactly where the brushes and brush covers are located. These manuals can be found as downloadable .pdf files in Router Reference subforum. There are many other brands and models of routers described there also.
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