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The motor of the 690 Porter Cable can be inserted in a fixed base or a plunge base. Mine is stuck in the plunge base. I have backed off the nut and slide on the plunge base that holds the motor in but just can't lossen the motor. Without taking in hand the biggest hammer I have, what solutions can anyone propose? Thanks for your help on this frustrating problem.

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LarryP said:
The motor of the 690 Porter Cable can be inserted in a fixed base or a plunge base. Mine is stuck in the plunge base. I have backed off the nut and slide on the plunge base that holds the motor in but just can't lossen the motor. Without taking in hand the biggest hammer I have, what solutions can anyone propose? Thanks for your help on this frustrating problem.

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here is what you are soppose to do When you put router in the plung base dont put all the way down to where it stop's Leve it up about 1/8" so when you loosen the allen screw it comes loose and drop's down than you can take it out When you bottom it out It can't drop down and come loose I guess screw the allen out all the way and let the pieces come off And than put the 2 back togother Hopes this help's I have 2 of the PC 690 good routers
 

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Hi Larry

This is what I would try to get the motor off.
Make a jig clamp with some hardwood (2" thick) but not more than 5 1/2" wide max so it can be clamped in the vise,take a trip down to the auto parts store and pickup some spray they use on OG sensor plugs, anti-sease stuff and some anti-sease compound at the same time.
Then clamp the motor and rock it free, you may need to use a RUBBER hammer to free it but with care. :)
Once it's out wipe the inside with the anti-sease compound and check for any nicks and remove them .then slide it back in and check to make sure it's free.

Hope this helps and good luck
Bj :)
 

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You're Welcome Larry, I hope it works for you :)

PLEASE repost after you get the job done, I for one would like to know and others I'm sure.

Bj :)
 

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I had the same problem with my Porter-Cable 8902 motor becoming stuck in the Model 8901 Fixed Base after being used for several months on a router table. It appears that the vibration from the motor served to really pack the wood dust between the motor housing and the base. I freed it up by standing the router on a workbench and GENTLY tapping the base housing with a small hammer. Little-by-little the jammed wood dust began to fall out. Inspection with a flashlight revealed a jam that hadn't budged so I dug it out with a very thin 6-inch stainless steel ruler. Eventually I manage to pull the motor free. After cleaning things up, the motor moved freely when it was reinstalled in the base.
 
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