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Re: The saw is plugged into a good outlet but it will not...
You must make sure you are plugged into a live circut by testing with other appliance,if ok,then look for kill safty switches that are part of the equipment and dewalt will tell you where once you explain model #.
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Lots of tools are not intended to get wet.
The first thing I would do would be to unplug the saw and then use compressed air to THOROUGHLY blow it dry, inside and out.
Letting it sit overnight in a warm room would be a good idea.
There will probably be a reset button (usually red) and I would make sure that it is not in the tripped position by firmly pressing it in.
Then plug the saw in and give it a try.
If it won't run I would unplug it and use a continuity meter to trace the electrical circuits to locate the problem.
Hope this helps you.
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Take care of your tools and they will last for years.
Some of the answer will depend on your make/model. Saws will generally have some failsafes inside to keep them from getting damaged, but lets start with what you have. You say you pulled the blade back through the cut before the blade came to a stop. That was probably OK - you generally don't want to stop the saw in the middle of material since it might pinch or jam against incoming wood.
If there is not motion, the foremost question is whether it's a saw problem or a power problem. To that end (please be careful here - unexpected saw starts can hurt you very badly)
With the saw unplugged, can you move the blade at all? There may be a fair amount of resistance through the worm gear to the motor, but it should move. If it's totally jammed, you may want to try removing the blade and checking for debris jammed in the saw
If the saw is plugged into another outlet that you know has power, will it turn on? If not, focus on the saw, if it works, focus first on the outlet.
Is there power to the outlet? Plug something else that you know works into the outlet and see if it will turn on. If not... check if it's a GFI outlet and try resetting the breaker buton in the middle of the outlet. Then check the breaker panel that serves that plug and see if a breaker tripped. this could be particularly possible if it's a 15 amp circuit and you were, say, cutting a heavy thickness of plywood. Try re-setting the breaker then and see if the outlet turns back to life.
Some saws may have an overheat breaker, which will require you to just let the saw cool for a while. others may have a fuse, but the location will depend on the particulars of the model.
Have you checked the manual. My Dewalt Dws780 was not turning on, then I checked the manual and able to start it. There was some sort of plug issue with my saw but thankfully it sorted out quickly. I got this saw from this video recommendation.
First check that it's plugged into a good outlet. Either try another electrical item in that outlet or try the band saw in an outlet you know to be good. Next step; the power switch on the riser has to have a yellow switch key (Ryobi part number 0121010232) in it to work properly. Without the key the switch will not activate the motor. If that's all OK, you should use a volt meter to first check that power is getting to the switch through the cord, then through the cord to the motor. If that's all in order you may have a problem with the motor that can only be tested by a service center with the proper equipment to check the capacitor and armature conductance.
There could be a short in the plug, but unless it was yanked on all the time not likely. First I would grab your plug at the outlet and try pulling it and see if it moves out of the outlet easily, you can have loose outlet terminals. If so change out the outlet with a new one. If that's not the issue. Next I would check the wiring connections on your dryer. Lastly I would replace the cord. And if you suspect the cord to have a short in it you can check it for continuity with a meter.
the problem is in the port where you plug in the charger.. one of the little pieces inside there is broken or out of place... try GENTLY messing around with it with something pointy..( I just used a big pointy knife) With mine it was the last little poky thing in there that was frayed... it works fine now tho... Good luck...