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I'm a newbee on this formum and I hope someone can help me.

Today I did some small routing work with my DeWalt DW615-QS Type 4 and after two minutes I finished one part. I switched off the machine. I wanted to start with the second part, but my router did not start after switching on.

10 minutes later, still no life in the router. One hour later, no response.

The website of the manufacturer TheWalt only gives a partlist and a technical drawing with the numbered part items (see attachment).

What could be the problem?

On the drawing I see in a seperate box with part item no. 8 being the suppressor which consist of a capacitor and two yellow wires. Could the capacitor being broken?


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Welcome to the forum Frank, I'm sure someone will come along with some advice.

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Frank, welcome to the router forums
Sorry to hear you are having a problem, not to be facetious but did you check the outlet,cord plug and the cord to make sure you're still getting juice then check the switch

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Welcome to the forum, Frank.

Several years ago I got my second serious power tool, a circular saw. I turned it on and started a cut. Then it stopped. I did all the things suggested above, then called the support line. Because I needed the cut before I could move to my router, I did not try my router. Due to my circumstancesI did not try any woodworking for several days. When I did, I first tried my router. It would not turn on. By this time I had posed the issue to the members of this forum. Somehow I now thought to check the circuit breaker. It had tripped, and there was nothing else on that circuit so no one had noticed. It took several washings to get the egg off my face!

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If the wind don't blow and the Router don't go, then there is a total break in the power supply so first check everything, use a tool that is known to work in the outlet, test the router in a power outlet that does work, look at the cable for damage that could be a broken wire, if the router does not work in an outlet that does work and you are not able to check it further yourself then it is time to take it to the Router Doctor, is it still under warranty? N
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I'm a newbee on this formum and I hope someone can help me.

Today I did some small routing work with my DeWalt DW615-QS Type 4 and after two minutes I finished one part. I switched off the machine. I wanted to start with the second part, but my router did not start after switching on.

10 minutes later, still no life in the router. One hour later, no response.

The website of the manufacturer TheWalt only gives a partlist and a technical drawing with the numbered part items (see attachment).

What could be the problem?

On the drawing I see in a seperate box with part item no. 8 being the suppressor which consist of a capacitor and two yellow wires. Could the capacitor being broken?


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did you un plug the router and than turn the shaft?? try that their may be a dead spot on the arature ? and maybe use you hand and rap the end where the cord goes in ? if that doesn't work than , i guess check the outlet ect. if you are elect. inclined you could take the unit apart and trouble shot it , other wise take to a repair shop ?

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Frank, after you have tested the power source by plugging something else into what ever your router is plugged into (extension cord, outlet) the first thing to do is unplug the router and see if the spindle turns easily. If it does not, check the brushes. If it does check the switch. After these the most likely failure is the soft start/speed control module.

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Thank you all for your reactions. Yesterday I couldn't reply because it was my birthday.
Yes I checked all the logical problem solutions like outlet, power cord, power plug, rotating the shaft/spindle, etc. I even used a voltmeter to check various components, not being bothered by any knowledge.

My brother took it to a repair service with my check list. Warranty period is over, fingers crossed.
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If it has a soft start or variable speed I would check there first. They can be wired around for testing or just left off. If the "suppressor" is a capacitor it can be checked. If is truely a suppessor then it is probably there to control interference noise. Again it is not necessary. Good luck with the DeWalt repair shop. The one here in St. Louis is pretty expensive.

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I have had this problem before on my Elu and just recently with my Trend version. In my case I found that it was the dust in the speed controller. I blew out the small speed wheel with an airline and it did the trick. there doesn't seem to be any way into the speed controller as it is a sealed unit but the air seems to have managed to get into the pot and blow out the dust. HTH.
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