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Rf1101 makita router lost serious power and is sounding wounded

The brushes seem fine except it seems to me that there is a lot more spark than there should be. about 1/2inch left on the brushes. when the power loss happened there was a slight burned smell but not overly strong like when you burn out a motor. when you turn up the speed it seems to miss or stutter but you can't notice it on low speed. this router has seen a bit of work but not overly abused. i have taken the top off and blown it clean and checked the electrical connections but there was nothing abvious. did not really want to try to take the armature out to check for damage justin case there was something that was a common problem with these routers. please help

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You dont have to take the armature out to look at the commutator, just remove the brushes (unplug tool first) and get a flashlight and look into the brush tube and slowly turn the shaft by hand and look for a discoloration or unusual look on the comm bars. The slight burned smell might have come from the speed control or the switch itself, but look at comm and then go from there. You can get a breakdown for this tool at Makitausa.com. Let me know if you need any more help

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Hi David,

I have nearly the exact same issue with a Makita RF1101 router. The brushes still have about 1/2 inch left on them. When I look inside the hole, I can see something shiny metal that when I turn the collet it spins and alternates between a dull dark color and a shiny gold or brass color. How can I fix this?

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The brushes seem fine about 1/2inch left on the brushes. when the power loss happened there was a slight burned smell but not overly strong like when you burn out a motor. when you turn up the speed it seems to miss or sputter

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