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It's my favorite router and I think I might have fried it. It's in a table with a fence. i adjusted the fence too close
to the cutter and when I started it, it of course did not turn (motor was trying). I couldn't get to the switch fast enough to shut it. Now it won't start. Is there a breaker in this router that I can reset, or is the motor fried? HELP
 

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No fuses inside. When a motor can`t turn or is working too hard it experiences a current rise through the windings. Usually you have a couple of seconds before this gets critical in a full stall but the high current load is too much heat for either the wire size or the shellac insulation on the wire to withstand for long.
 

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No fuses inside. When a motor can`t turn or is working too hard it experiences a current rise through the windings. Usually you have a couple of seconds before this gets critical in a full stall but the high current load is too much heat for either the wire size or the shellac insulation on the wire to withstand for long.
With any luck it'll pop the breaker first. When ever I run into this no-go situation, I like to try it on a different plug on a different branch circuit, just to be sure it's not a house wiring failure.
I remember, several decades ago, when I worked for IBM, a common issue was two heavy draw pieces of equipment sharing the same phase in an office in a 3 ph. office tower. The simple solution was to plug one into a receptacle on a different phase. If the problems disappeared the issue was resolved.
 

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Had I done a little sleuthing I would have seen that the surge protector that it was plugged into did its job. It fried, not my router! Glad about that.:smile:

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Now you know to check for enough clearance by rotating before the power gets turned on. True for any setup where you are that close to cutting edges (or steady rest in the case of a lathe).
 
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the motor should have a self-resetting overload protector built into it anyway. they work on heat, if the windings get too hot, it opens until they cool down..
Check the schematics on any of your routers and locate that part.
 
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