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Switch problem doesnt seem to be variable speed

When I pull the trigger in the speed slows and stops when fully pulled in. If I release it slowly the speed starts out slow and speeds up towards fully backed out. It is as if the switch is backwards somehow. The drill is brand new and I can just take it to the repair center, but was wondering if it was possible the switch was put in incorrectly. Thank you,Tony

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  • elbowknees Jan 30, 2009

    I took it to a repair center and picked it up today. As it turns out, the switch wire was loose. The tech told me he never saw a switch like it before. Apparently the wire connecting isnt a very secure system. He said he could see how it could come loose a again with a decent bang on the drill. I asked him if I could tape it to make it more secure. He said there wasnt room to do that as it needs to fit in a samll space. he didnt understand why Dewalt had changed to this type of switch. Maybe more problems down the road may have some sort of recall. For now the drill works fine and I know for the future what the problem is. Thanks......


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It is possible that it might not be wired correctly, but I doubt it. I would return for replacement or warranty repair.

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