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Our dewalt driller got soaked in water a few months ago

. we did not do anything until today we tried to use it and isn't working anymore. we hear the motor running but the tip where you place drill bit isn't rotating. appreciate your help guys!

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Sorry to hear about your misfortune but unless you are willing to take the drill totally apart and clean the inside and reset the tracking and bushings it would probably be cheaper and easier just to purchase another one now that Christmas has come and gone you can get one at a pretty good price

Posted on Dec 28, 2013


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SOURCE: my dewalt drill won't drive

is your battery is fully charge or maybe your clutch setting are too low. set it drill mode if it is not working you need to replaced
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SOURCE: dewalt DW988 drill chuck

lock the drill in a vise so you can work on it. Then try working a very small screw driver tip into the jaws as you at the same time back up the jaws. They may be jamed against each other.

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SOURCE: Drill bit Stuck (and then broke off)!

Keyless chucks have two parts (see pictures) when the drill is in operation both parts spin. Assuming you put the drill bit in and tightened the keyless chuck by hand, put on a work glove and grasp the part of the chuck at the front of the drill, grasp the other part and twist the front part anti clockwise.
If this does not work you can hold the front of the chuck and reverse the direction of the motor as if you were unscrewing something, then pull the trigger. If your hand does not grasp the chuck tight enough it will slip, hence the glove. If this does not work you may have to hold the front of the chuck in a vice or with caliper pliers and again the pull the trigger with the drill in reverse.
All this depends on what you used to put the drill bit in with your hand tight or held onto it with something else. Whatever was used should be enough to loosen the chuck
Hope this helps.
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SOURCE: How to change the drill bit for a Dewalt DW995

That tool comes standard with a keyless chuck so all you should have to do is grip the collar and turn it to loosen bit. If it is stuck you might try a rag of some sort on the collar and use the motor to loosen it up. Let me know if you need more help.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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