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I have a craftsman router, model 315.175040 and it will not start. How do I go about checking what's wrong. It worked before a road trip to CA and wound not start upon arrival.
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Tom, glad you found us, it's great to have you as a member of the community, welcome to Router Forums.
Check the lock button on the switch

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Lock button is in Open position. That would have been too easy. ha ha
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Lock button is in Open position. That would have been too easy. ha ha
Lock Button engages the power switch to change bits, when you place it back in the Unlock position, it does not firmly engage the switch, causing it to die mid cut, or turn on and off. (this is an inherent problem with this router) also switch has been discontinued.

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Perhaps it's time to consider a new router. Thanks
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Hi Tom. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Have you checked to ensure that you haven't left the shaft lock engaged? I only ask because I've "been there and done that" once or twice with mine.

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Maybe its not CA compliant? (you know how anal CA is?)...LOL



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It's always time for a new router/tablesaw/drillpress/planer/bandsaw.etc.

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Welcome to the forum Tom.

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Maybe its not CA compliant? (you know how anal CA is?)...LOL



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^^^Lmao !

I wonder if the brushes are not contacting the rotor in the motor now from vibration ?
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