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My Skil 1810 hand held router was working fine but half way through a project, quit running. All power connections are fine, in fact the LED guide light on the tool still lights up. However, when you hit the trigger nothing happens. The motor will not turn, it doesn't make a sound or turn slowly, you just get nothing. I smelled the motor area and it doesn't have the scent of a burnt up electric motor. I was wondering if there was a fuse or anything that could be replaced. I've barely used this product.

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Sounds like you've done everything you could do,. and this really sucks! There are no fuses I know of on this sort of hand too. Is there any way you could return to a box store and ask for an exchange for a "RTV" (return to vendor)? If not try another store? Hey -- asking is free - it's the answer that (usually) costs ya!

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • oakislandsun Sep 16, 2011

    I just had the exact same problem ! My router has almost no real run time on it and I was
    cutting a slot in a a 2 inch pine. It stopped mid way. No smell power light still on etc.
    Took it off the table and plugged direct, nothing. Called help there.
    Took it apart, you will need a good small screw driver and small vice grips to help turn it.
    10 screws ok.(two on collet side) You will find the switch or least mine is not working at all. Jumped the wires and off it ran. Be sure you know or get someone who knows how to jump switch and not get shocked. Be3 sure to take out any tools before you do anything ! good luck

  • gregbleakley
    gregbleakley Feb 04, 2012

    Had the same problem. Took it apart and found the carbon brush set that rides on the armature was all chewed up. Am trying to get parts to fix it. Item was almost brand new.



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