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My rigid 12v hammer drill locked up and doesn't operate - how can i unlock?

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Lay it down on the workbench . Unscrew the case and inspect if the gears are still OK. Then, try to turn to turn it slowly, find if the gears are still intact or worn out.Worn out gears are the most common cause for the locked up. If the gears are still intact, then, it can easily be unlocked. Just don't forget to change the bearings. Then, replace the cover, and power it up.
However, if the gears are worn out or broken, just
don't bother to repair it. Buy another one.



Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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I you can give me for details. What model is it. What was the last thing you were doing when this happened. Try this. On the front where you change the drill bits. Open it up all the way, cycle through the speed selections. Most of the time this will do the trick. If your carbide chuck removable. If so take it off and cycle it. Let me know if this helps.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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