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Just bought a new PC model 690LR router. When I try to remove the motor from the base (1001), it rotates up until the upper pins in the motor are at the adjustment ring, but it won't lift out of the base. It moves up about a 16th of an inch or less and then feels like there is a pin, lower in the housing, that is catching on something. Any suggestions or insights?
 

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Did a manual come with it? It should say in there some place how to part the base from the motor.
Maybe there is a notch in the ring you have to rotate to the pin.

Welcome to the forum.
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Thanks for the welcome. The manual is not any help and doesn't talk about removing the base. Both pins are visible just beneath the ring when it is raise to the highest position and are clear of the ring. At this point, it will not rotate in the base other than back and forth a few degrees unless you drop the two visible pins back into the spiral cut to lower the motor. I tried a demo model at a store (also a 690LR ) and it lifted right out when it reached the top. It feels like there is another pin that perhaps sticks out too far, but I can't find it.
 

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That is really odd the store model lifts out so easily, and I am sure you examined it closely to determine that it is the same as yous in every way. maybe some light taps with a soft faced mallet might do the trick.
Years ago when I had the original PC 695 routers I never had any problems lifting them off the base. The PC's now are made offshore and are not quite the quality of the originals.

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Welcome aboard Paul. I'd call customer support just to be sure and let them have a crack at sorting things out. If it is defective they'll need to get involved anyway. That's always my 1st step in these cases.
 

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Welcome to the Router Forums Paul.

Maybe the base is deformed and is clamping the motor when you try to remove it. I would contact the store where you purchased it first, to see if they can help. If they can't help then I'd go through Porter Cable to see if they will replace the base.
 

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Mine acts as your describing. I have my base secured under my saw wing, and it has some kind of safety built on I think so that it doesn’t fall out .
I have to rotate till it stops ,than raise and turn it to get it to drop
 

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Mine acts as your describing. I have my base secured under my saw wing, and it has some kind of safety built on I think so that it doesn’t fall out .
I have to rotate till it stops ,than raise and turn it to get it to drop
Thanks, that did the trick when I turned the router upside down. Don't know why the manual doesn't mention this or why it wouldn't lift right out when sitting on the base but it worked.

Thanks, again!
 
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