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Hi guys,

I've a 1992 Elu 177e that is reluctant to turn on. The brushes have been replaced and that sort of improved matters by virtue of it actually starting up, but now it can be up to a minute between flicking the switch and the motor beginning to turn.

What's going on?

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Variable speed? If so probably the speed control module. I f you comfortable with electronic repair, probably a bad cap, that easily changed if the board isn't potted!

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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I've also seen routers do that that had the on/off switch packed up with sawdust. It wouldn't hurt to try and blow it out with compressed air.

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Welcome to the forum Helen

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Helen, Due to the HAZARD that can occur by it switching on at random, I suggest you find a repair shop that can diagnose the problem. There are so many things that can cause this from faulty switches, dead spot in the commutators, bad connection, cord wire strands broken from being over stressed, arcing at commutators can be caused by wear from the old brushes... then when you install the new ones they don't match the wear pattern so they arc and cause heat which weakens the spring tension on the brushes which in turn causes more heat! In short , have it looked at by a compitant tech!
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It's Over 30 years old! Replace it; it owes you nothing!!
You'll spend almost as much repairing it as a new one will cost.
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Thanks one and all for the swift response. Looks like it's time to either junk it or hand it over to someone who knows a thing or two.

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Hi guys,

I've a 1992 Elu 177e that is reluctant to turn on. The brushes have been replaced and that sort of improved matters by virtue of it actually starting up, but now it can be up to a minute between flicking the switch and the motor beginning to turn.

What's going on?

Cheers,
I had a girl friend like that once . Can't remember the fix though

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I had a girl friend like that once . Can't remember the fix though
I knew her too...
you were the fix...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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