Question about Dewalt DC608K 18 Gauge 2-inch Cordless Brad Nailer

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My DeWalt nailer suddenly stopped working. It was working fine. Now when you get ready to nail and compress the nosepiece, it makes the usual noise like it's getting ready to nail, then just shuts off. The orange lights that turn on when you get the nailer ready to go then start blinking.

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  • burmee Oct 02, 2009

    Thanks for the help. After I received your tips I actually opened it up and looked inside. The connections were fine, although I noticed the trigger spring starting to become misaligned. The actual culprit in the whole thing was a bad belt. It was shredded and clogging up the winding motor. When the motor senses an obstruction it shuts the whole thing off, which is a good thing. I definetely will be working for those problems in the future however, as I've heard these things malfunction from time to time. Thanks for the help!

  • burmee Oct 02, 2009

    Yes, very helpful. Wasn't the cause of the problem but noticed the symptoms starting to occur. Definetely good to know.


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If the light keeps flashing ,then the battery is not charged enough to fire the gun. recharge the battery or buy a new one if it continues. ---------------------------- If the battery is new and properly charged and still you have the same problem in the nailer then, open the gun up and you will find that the springs attached to the trigger and the contact tip will not be in a position where they were supposed to be, and thus the contact tips continually pressing the electrical contacts. When you place these in their correct places and reassemble the gun it will start working.but if still the same exact problem then you open it up again and observe what happened when the trigger was pressed if it appears as the motor started and attempted to turn the crankshaft and bring the firing pin back into the cylinder, then its a motor problem in the unit.the motor wiring's are getting short. ---------------- In many cases it has been seen that motor is perfect but the wires of the motor are got cut in between you will find, the drive cable(s) have broken, probably at the attachment ends. Once you energize the motor, the drive belt turns the mechanism inside, and "cocks" the drive pin via these cables. ---------------- this will it carefully.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.please do rate the solution.thanks.

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