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hi everybody. I need some help, I hope someone can help me, I bought a dewalt router Dw 618. I haven't used it yet at the workshop but before cutting wood I decided to make a test so I ran the router with no bit installed and I let it go for about 5 minutes after this short time the motor and collet were too hot. I mean too hot to touch, is not the normal warm. I made the test with three different routers that I own, ryobi and makita and they get the normal warm but not to burn you. the dewalt does not smell like burn and works good. but I think that if used .it will burn. my question is; when you router was new, does anyone had the same trouble of hot motor and collet, how do you solved it? or do you think after several uses the burn issues will dissapear? help please, recomendattions before take it to tech support, cause I wouldn't like an open surgery on a brand new tool
 

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You may as well call Customer Support as they will need to tell you what to do and have the warranty on the router. If not sure about using it don't, just call and explain the problem. Friction causes heat and while a motor will get warm it and its connected parts should unless you've caused it to come in contact with a friction source....bit and wood.................
 

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I have three of those DW618 routers, and none of them have ever been that hot, even when doing some pretty heavy work like panel raising, where I should have been using a 3+ hp router, but didn't have one of those with me. I worked it hard, but knew that I had to be careful. It got very warm, but not beyond where I could hang onto any part of it.

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Check if the vent holes or fan are clogged up/obstructed? You'd probably hear a bad bearing.

I would also suggest that you don't tighten a collet without a bit and I wouldn't run a router with a loose collet.
 
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