Question about Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
This drill smells like something is burning inside when its in use. I picked it up at a yard sale. The man said it has been in storage for a very long time. Should I take it apart and try to clean the insides? What could that burning smell be? It seems to run just fine ... unless you continuously run it...
It sounds as if the brushes may be bad / burnt / chipped. If you fire up the drill in a dimly lit area you will likely see sparks inside the unit. The smell is the ozone that the sparking creates.
I have an 18 volt DeWalt that sparks and smells like something inside is cooking if I use it. I use that drill occasionally and every time I do I think that sooner or later it is going to give up the ghost permanently.
Now, if I had a 120 volt plug-in-the-wall outlet drill that was doing that I'd deep six the drill and get a new one. They are cheap enough and you really don't want to be dealing with sparking with an item that could short circuit and cause some real harm or damage..
You could get it repaired, but that wouldn't be cost effective. Take a wire cutters, cut off the plug from the wire and discard.
The one thing I would not do with the drill is sell it at a yard sale. It just wouldn't very honest to do that.
Posted on May 16, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 15, 2014 | Drills
Jul 06, 2014 | Makita 6011DW Battery 1500mAh, 12V, Ni-Cd
Apr 10, 2013 | Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Sep 21, 2011 | Makita Drills
Dec 10, 2010 | Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Jul 23, 2009 | Makita 6336DWDE 14.4V ½ Inch Cordless...
Jun 08, 2009 | Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Dec 21, 2008 | Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
1,279 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: