Sears model 315.17432
I need to use this router after about 20 years, so I locked it to remove & replace the bit.
I cannot fully UNlock it.
The lever goes to the middle position & the shaft can be turned.
But I am afraid that if I power it up, it will snap back to locked.
In the middle position, it seems that I cannot push the lever inwards fully.
I was just now able to move it down & sideways to unlocked.
But I have to "fiddle" with it, down & sideways at the same time.
I am reticent to spray WD40 into an electric motor housing.
There is an old post with the opposite problem
& everything on the Net relates to "will NOT lock."
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Or to breaking the plastic lever.
I'm not the sharpest bit in the tray but I would spray the lock button and work it until it loosened up. If that didn't work I would put the router motor in a vise and turn it on..... you would either have a router that worked or one that used to.