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Just wanting to say hello to all here! I am a newbie and would like to know about a router I had purchased a while back. I have a Porter Cable Plunge router model #8529- Have been using it a while with no problems, until today! I was getting ready to use it and turned the power on and it started to go-then I increased the speed with the speed control to 4 (max speed) and it stalled out! It seems that there is some type of circuit board that the spped knob is attached to! I kept on trying to adjust it hoping that maybe it would start running like it should, but problem got worse! Now its not responding on any setting! Could someone perhaps let me know if there is something I can do myself to fix this issue? I hope that I am putting this in the write place in this forum! Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks again!

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Hey Emilie, welcome to the Router Forums community! I'm sorry I can't be of assistance with the problem you're experiencing, I'm sure someone will swing by shortly with more knowledge.

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Thanks guys for the welcome! I appreciate your hospitality! Just trying to get my router up and running! Hope someone can help me out!

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Sounds like your speed controller is pooched. You may be able to get a replacment for it. Just hang on a bit, there are a lot of members knowledgeable in this area and I am sure they will be along to help shortly. In the mean time here is a link for the replacement parts.

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Hi Emile

Some things should be left to the pro's. take it to one of the many PC service centers and have them take a peek at it..it may not be the speed control board, if it's not to old they will replace/repair it at no charge.


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Just wanting to say hello to all here! I am a newbie and would like to know about a router I had purchased a while back. I have a Porter Cable Plunge router model #8529- Have been using it a while with no problems, until today! I was getting ready to use it and turned the power on and it started to go-then I increased the speed with the speed control to 4 (max speed) and it stalled out! It seems that there is some type of circuit board that the spped knob is attached to! I kept on trying to adjust it hoping that maybe it would start running like it should, but problem got worse! Now its not responding on any setting! Could someone perhaps let me know if there is something I can do myself to fix this issue? I hope that I am putting this in the write place in this forum! Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks again!

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Hi Emile. Welcome to the forum.

I hope you get the help you need. If were me, I would just take it apart to see if I could find something that's obvious broken, or dopesn't look right, and then google the problem. This worked for the leaking capacitors on my PC motherboard but it took some time (had to wait for parts from Hong Kong).
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Greetings Emile and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased you have chosen to join with us.

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Once again- Thanks to all of you for the welcome and info! It is much appreciated! I called the main support help line at porter cable and they said that the module (circuit board/speed control) was probably the problem and that they no longer carry the parts I would need to fix it-Go figure! Anyways-I just cut that module board out and by-passed the switch straight to the other 2-wires connected to the brushes. Put everything back together and fired it up- it is running at top speed. I really never used the lower speeds anyways! i hope that it will hold up! Thanks again to you guys!

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Glad to hear everything is up and running again Emilie, you'll have to upload some images of the projects you make!

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