Question about Makita 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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
Yes, you need to take the chuck and the collar off. Not bad though. Make sure you put the collar back on correctly. I think the switches on those have to be soldered, if I remember that model correctly. Be careful. You could ruin the main switch if you accidentally cross the circuit with the small resistor to other terminals. Lemme know. Please rate me.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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Could be the contacts where the battery seats inside the handle are worn or the battery itself has bad contacts. You can try polishing the battery terminals with a pencil eraser to remove oxidation, etc. If you jiggle the on/off switch around does that have any effect? And make sure the battery clip is keeping the battery fully engaged...
See here for an exploded parts view of your drill. If you're comfortable opening it up, you could try bending the battery contacts so they have more tension on them and see if that works. If the contacts work well, the switch could be failing...
You may just need to have it serviced somewhere....
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Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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