Introduction and dw618 burnout report.
My name is Dave and I've just joined the router forum. I hope you've all had a good Thanksgiving and are beginning to recover from the festivities.
Sad to say, just before the holiday my dw618 went up in a big cloud of black smoke, the victim of tool abuse on my part ... unable to restrain myself from pushing it too hard while routing a batch of raised panels.
I'm trying to disassemble it, more out of curiosity than a desire to fix it since I've already bought a new one. How do you remove the armature and field coils? I've removed as many parts as I can see and have disconnected the ground wire. Do I need to remove the bearings some how? If so, how?
I've had the router for 3 years 2 months. Recently was making a couple of metallic clicking sounds whenever I turned it on and it was coming to speed. I can't remember if it was doing this earlier. Sounds like a small screw or piece of metal fell into the motor which is why I want to take it apart and have a look. But I'm fairly certain this wasn't the cause of the burnout. I really was pushing it too hard, letting it run too long without cooling, and not clearing away shaving so it could breath more easily. I know! Shame on me! I'll try to do better next time.