Question about Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Not oscillating multimaster runs but no oscillating action.

Posted by Billy Welker on

  • iowajoe Apr 26, 2008

    Bought it on Friday (drove 90 one way miles to get it) and on Saturday was undercutting my 3rd door jam and the darn thing stops dead. Woodcraft says they will stand behind it , but I need to drive 180 miles more and didn't have it to work on a floor.

  • kjowal May 15, 2008

    Just bought one.  Tried to use it on tile subflooring.  It woudn't cut into it.  My wife removed more subfloor with a butter knife.  Not kidding.  The blade was loose, even though tightened and when pressed to the floor, it does nothing.I tried both small screws, the large screw extends beyond the flat plane, so I figured I can't use that. Now this could be operator error (rookie mistakes), but the system of attachment seems simple.  Maybe too simple.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.



1 Answer


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

Hope this helps!
Inside the gearbox there is what should be a 2 pronged fork you may only be able to see 1 of these the other may be broken, the fork goes each side of the armature bearing. If the fork isnt broke it may be the armature bearing that fits inside the fork.
Hope that helps. Sean

Posted on Mar 04, 2008


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 250q surges speed control doesnt work

Fein 30762198013 but first before replace try to clean the variable resistor with a contact cleaner or wd40. and blow it out of dirt little chance sometimes it can help.

Mar 30, 2014 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Where could i buy a new switch and capacitor for my multimaster Msxe 636 - 2thanks

A capacitor is in in practice not nessecary but sometimes its only inside for radio interference suppression. remove it the switch is if you not know it also made to disassemble because of all its a realy dirt sensitive, but rarely defect i have never replace this part in all the time this year 20 years switches of this model al very little screwdriver is neccesary open it a little not neccesary to dismount it completely and spray wd40 inside wait a moment and blow the dirt carefully out remount and control always the AC cable for shure after.

Jan 28, 2014 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Replace the oscillating fork in a fein msxe 636

beware of the materials that are used are usually very soft witch used by Fein in his budget machine class.
Only a dutch version but the same parts positions.
MSxe 636 II 50Hz 230V

Jan 05, 2014 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Where does the long lead go on my multimaster capacitor go

Close to the bottom in the corner near the motor stator (= electric field) between the machine housing and the stator there is a narrow metal strip connection point visible which makes contact with the metal outer surface of the stator, the strip sits against the corner on the underside between the motor stator and the machine housing from the front so pushed to the back comes out so at the contact side of all sliding contacts you will see are that part, I myself always recommend letting eight jure the capacitor because it only makes sense for radio interference suppression only at work places.

Aug 22, 2012 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Multimaster stopped working

First control the brushes for the length or a spontaneous broken cable . or elecric modul has MEASURE is neccesary of the 4 electric field contacts also.

Dec 22, 2011 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

A friend who bought a multimaster less than a year ago has had his start a loud 'clattering', dry, noise, and the gearbox started to get hot. The output shaft now has about the same amount of slop as the...

Fein is an excellent tool and has an excellent warranty that will be void the moment you open the gearbox. I do not recommend this action. Fein is quick and responsive, especially for a less than one year issue. Farmerbear at

Sep 30, 2010 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Where can I purchase a switch for the MSxe 636 II Fein Multimaster? is one of the online shops in you Country or a dealer for FEIN in your immediate environment.

Jul 29, 2010 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer

Hi. I have an older fein multimaster msxe 636 II. The blades have round bolt holes. The new models have the star type holes. Can I use the star type blades since they are more available?

With respect to the above "answer", this tool has NO locking lever! It uses only a set screw to hold blades in place. It so happens that newer "star" mounting blades will fit into this tool easily, One must center the blade so the fingers of the star are outside of the raised circular surround of the hole. A washer (use a larger tapered one) and the set screw will then press the blade against the back surface of the bit holder. Tighten up this assembly, turn it on a cut away!

Dec 30, 2009 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

1 Answer


these are pressed bearings and you have to put the head in a vice (carefully as it is cast aluminum) and use clamps to keep in in place while you hammer on the driving shaft flange (where the blades attach) it is a slow process, there is a locking spring that has to be released first. Then when the pressed bearing is loose you will still have to tap until the shaft comes out of the level (part with two prongs). afterwards you must pry out the armature carefully with a screw driver against the fan, be careful, this tool is not really meant to be worked on by us owners, obviously, and for this reason it sucks big time,

Sep 27, 2008 | Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fein Multimaster Rs - Msxe 636 - 2 Rs Logo

Related Topics:


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fein Vacuums Experts

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

2028 Answers

Bill Boyd

Level 3 Expert

53816 Answers

Steve Pack
Steve Pack

Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Are you a Fein Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides