Router Forums banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi, newbie here...Any help greatly appreciated!

I have a Triton router that I have been using and it has stopped working. It turns on just fine, the red light shows, but there is no activity coming from it... Any ideas what could be causing this? I have checked the switch and it seems to be fine, bypassing it doesn't help.

Cheers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,625 Posts
Welcome to the Forum...

Have you checked the brushes and the connections to them...? (Make sure it's unplugged !)

Have you also manipulated the speed control up and down...?

Model of Triton...?
 

·
Official Greeter
Joined
·
19,128 Posts
This has happened to one of my Triton routers. It may be an issue with the soft start control...

I have a couple of tritons, so havent worried about getting it fixed as yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Hi, newbie here...Any help greatly appreciated!

I have a Triton router that I have been using and it has stopped working. It turns on just fine, the red light shows, but there is no activity coming from it... Any ideas what could be causing this? I have checked the switch and it seems to be fine, bypassing it doesn't help.

Cheers.
It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.
 

·
Retired Moderator
Joined
·
16,385 Posts
It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.
If that's the problem, and good chance it is, then if speed control is needed an after market controller can be added.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jj777746

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
20,498 Posts
$140!?! Amazing. That's half the price of a new one. Hope mine holds up. But then aren't soft start and speed controllers costly for most routers?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,264 Posts
safety switch malfunction???
 

·
Official Greeter
Joined
·
19,128 Posts
It is most likely variable speed controller. It happened to mine a couple of weeks ago. However, the new controller cost $140 and that was not an option for me to replace it as my router is about 20 years old. So I just took it out and connected directly. So now is revving at full speed - that does not really worry me.



Hello, where did you get the quote???


MY TRA0001 is not quite that old.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,625 Posts
Thank you so much for all of the help! Much appreciated. It was one of the connectors to the brushes, it had come loose. Tightened it with some thin nose pliers and problem solved.
Glad to hear...if it was a solder joint, don't trust the crimp...resolder it to be sure future vibrations don't cause it to stop in mid cut...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
I have the same router mounted in a table. Using only the big knob to raise it is difficult, because it's lifting on just one side, which causes binding. I generally turn the knob with one hand (squeezing the ring in with my fingers) and at the same time apply a little upward pressure with my other hand. If you are using the same technique (with height adjustment unlocked, of course) I don't know what the problem could be. Does the router plunge smoothly when not in the table?

Incidentally, I've installed a Wixey digital guage, and find I can get the desired height using the big knob only.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
I have the same router mounted in a table. Using only the big knob to raise it is difficult, because it's lifting on just one side, which causes binding. I generally turn the knob with one hand (squeezing the ring in with my fingers) and at the same time apply a little upward pressure with my other hand. If you are using the same technique (with height adjustment unlocked, of course) I don't know what the problem could be. Does the router plunge smoothly when not in the table?

Incidentally, I've installed a Wixey digital guage, and find I can get the desired height using the big knob only.
If you using router table mounted as shaper/moulder you must take out the plunger assist spring.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top