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I have a freud FT2000E router, that hasn't really been used too much, but the other day i was making some hand railing and it started to slow down and i could smell the motor.I shut it off and let it cool down and tried it again but, it never did reach its full RPM.

I took the cover off the top and started it up, alot of sparks coming from both brushes.. I took the brushes , out and they look burnt , but not worn down..
I cleaned them up but still no good..
I wonder if i should try new brushes or the armature may be no good.. cant really understand why this router would go this fast, very little hrs on it, but no warrenty .
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I have a freud FT2000E router, that hasn't really been used too much, but the other day i was making some hand railing and it started to slow down and i could smell the motor.I shut it off and let it cool down and tried it again but, it never did reach its full RPM.

I took the cover off the top and started it up, alot of sparks coming from both brushes.. I took the brushes , out and they look burnt , but not worn down..
I cleaned them up but still no good..
I wonder if i should try new brushes or the armature may be no good.. cant really understand why this router would go this fast, very little hrs on it, but no warrenty .
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Hi Rick:

Go back to where you took the brushes out. Take a look down the hole with some light and a magnifying glass. Take a look at the brush contacts. Are they dirty? If you can, clean them up with steel wool (recommended by a generator rebuilder) or fine emery paper (old remedy.) Make sure all the dust and bits of metal are removed. Dirt does strange things to electric contacts.

P.S. you may have to disassemble the router to do this. Put all the parts in a tray and don't have any left over when you're done. Nothing to be afraid of, just be methodical. It helps if you have a parts blowup of your router too.

If you're not handy, take it to a local tool fix-it guy and watch him do it. It's not difficult.

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I forgot to mention when i had the brushes out i did clean up the ends but didnt seem too help..I may try new brushes..but there is lot of brush left..
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Hi Rick

I would suggest you run it down to the Freud repair center, it may not have a warranty but if a fac.miss fit error ,they will fix it ,they do backup what they sale, it sounds like to me it's a winding error, brushes don't smell the norm they just stop working..

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I have a freud FT2000E router, that hasn't really been used too much, but the other day i was making some hand railing and it started to slow down and i could smell the motor.I shut it off and let it cool down and tried it again but, it never did reach its full RPM.

I took the cover off the top and started it up, alot of sparks coming from both brushes.. I took the brushes , out and they look burnt , but not worn down..
I cleaned them up but still no good..
I wonder if i should try new brushes or the armature may be no good.. cant really understand why this router would go this fast, very little hrs on it, but no warranty .
Rick



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I forgot to mention when i had the brushes out i did clean up the ends but didnt seem too help..I may try new brushes..but there is lot of brush left..
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Hi Rick:

I'm talking about the armature, not the ends of the brushes. I would have to suggest that you take it to a repair centre.

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hi Ron, i think BobJ beat you to the answer in his last post.

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hi Ron, i think BobJ beat you to the answer in his last post.
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ok?? but why duplicate??i think, if someone beat me to the answer, id just keep quiet,

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Have you used compressed air and removed any dust an debris inside the housing? Sometimes, the armature will have a layer of dust that in time, becomes like a coating. Just replacing brushes won't fix this problem. Otherwise, do as Bj and others have suggested. A repair shop.

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