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Author Topic: DC14 Won't switch on - Is there a way to check for motor faliure?  (Read 4874 times)

Offline Jack

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Hi,
I went to use a DC14 and it would not switch on. It had been working fine up until then and I did not notice it cutting out mid use or giving off bad smells.

I first replaced the switch with a new one but that didn't help.

I checked the mains cable with a multimeter and checked the internal cables that run to the motor which all seem to be fine.

The motor isn't seized up.

I tested the motor with the test from this video - which involved plugging it in, then unplugging it and checking for a spark when almost connecting the plug pins with a screw driver.

Is there another test I could do on the motor before trying a new one?

Any advice on this would be much appreciated.
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Jack

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Re: DC14 Won't switch on - Is there a way to check for motor faliure?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2022, 03:16:36 pm »
which involved plugging it in, then unplugging it and checking for a spark when almost connecting the plug pins with a screw driver.

Thats no way to test a motor.  :'(

Put your meter on the motor, thats how you test it. Or bench test it.

Offline Jack

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Re: DC14 Won't switch on - Is there a way to check for motor faliure?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2022, 08:12:38 pm »
Thank you for the reply. I will look into how to test the old motor with a meter or how to bench test it.

I have since just bought a new motor which works fine.  ;D


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