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Powerless Router unused for 1 year in storage. In an attempt to use this machine again, nothing appear to happen, just dead. Checked fuse and connection, seemed ok. What are the possible causes, if I may inquire. Thank you. yeoh

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    I have the same problem with Hitachi M12V. The repair depot tells me that the electronic control has to be used regularly or it simply quits. This means, not only does the router have to used, but has to be used at different speeds. Hard to do for a hobby type woodwork.

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I would first use compressed air and thoroughly blow thru the vents. Second I would take out the brushes they have a black cap over them and after removing wipe them off with a clean rag and reinstall. Look at the cord for cracks in outer jacket. Plug in and try again. If this doesn't work UNPLUG tool and turn collet nut by hand and connect again and retry. That is about the only things you can do safely. When storing sometimes dust and debris gets inside tool and can make the brushes loose contact with the armature

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