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My 10"Dewalt drop saws brake no longer works. I've

My Dewalt drop saws brake no longer works. I've changed the brushes but it made no difference. Can someone offer any more suggestions please?

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  • nessnbrad Jun 27, 2009

    Thanks lecovert! Faulty wire at on off switch.



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When you changed brushes did you clean the armeture,should be bright an shiney,if yes then go to basics check imput power to on off switch,if yes check on n off switch is working right.check wireing while there(for broken wire ,loose wire)if all checks out ok i would look at armeture and windings.

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