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I own a corded electric drill Sears and Roebuck 3/8 inch drill. The model #315.10411 which has ball and roller bearings. It was my first electric drill and has been a true workhorse. I just love this drill and wonder if it can be repaired. Problem is the motor runs but the chuck will not turn when held. The drill makes a grinding sound and the chuck seems as if it isn't connected to anything as the motor runs. Any suggestions as to what might be broken? Thanks kindly--Harry

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Might just need new motor brushes

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SOURCE: chuck removal

First open the chuck jaws and remove the LH chuck retaining screw. After that find a bent handle allen wrench about the size of the chuck. Put the shorter end in the chuck and clamp down on it. Put chuck on a block of wood or workbench with the long end at about a 30 degree angle so you can hit it counterclockwise with a hammer. It might take a couple hits but it will come off.

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SOURCE: motor turns but not the chuck

Not usually, the parts and labor come very close to the replacement cost. If you own an older model and have a lot of money invested into spare batteries, many of which are new, and the batteries won't fit a newer model; then you owe it to yourself to contact a service center and get a quote.

This is not true if the drill is under warranty. The cost in that case is the shipping and handling if required by the manufacturer.

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SOURCE: keyless chuck. start drilling.the head stop, but

either you have low battery or the gear is stripped. the drill should have enough torque to break your hand.

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SOURCE: Drill is running but chuck is not turning.

This drill must have a morse taper shank on the drill itself and has to be tapped on w/ a soft face hammer to seat it on the morse tapered shaft on the drill. clean the taper really well on the drill end and the taper inside the drill chuck and tap together.


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