Question about Dewalt DC920KA Heavy Duty Xrp 18V Cordless Drill/Driver

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Brand new drill smells like there is an electrical problem, but seems to work fine. Also sparks inside motor housing. I have heard that this is normal due to the electric brake in the drill, however, I am unsure if the smell is just because its a brand new drill, or because there is something wrong. Should I return the drill, or is this normal? thanks

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Sound normal you smell carbon burning and spark came in that as well

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yes this is normal the spark keeps motor from stalling out by taking away the friction spark by making own spark
the clunk is the drill brake so you dont brake your hand when screw goes in all the way unlike old drills that kept going even when your hand was attached to it

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yes this is normal the spark keeps motor from stalling out by taking away the friction spark by making own spark
the clunk is the drill brake so you dont brake your hand when screw goes in all the way unlike old drills that kept going even when your hand was attached to it

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sparking on any portable tool is normal. I don't understand what shaggyrat said about the sparking, but we'll let it just go at that. the drill uses a johnson motor and the gear train is a planetary gear drive. the clunk is the play in between the drive gear and the first planetary drive. the drive is built up over several stages inside so you can get the needed torque to drive screws etc.

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SOURCE: My brand new impact driver motor sparks.

A certain amount of sparking is NORMAL, especially while the brushes wear in and seat. Keep your warranty handy though !

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SOURCE: smoke and electrical smell coming out of motor

Sounds like your "brushes" will need to be replaced. Please see the attahced video for step-by-step instructions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tECeZi6IfvU

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