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Dremel, etc---burned up Foredom


#1

Nancy:

Sorry about your Foredom. last time I was over at the Rio
catalog website they had several used “motor only” Foredoms, so
you might check them out.

Roy


#2

Thanks, Roy -

Went there, but mine’s a CC model and I can get a new motor from
IJS for $109, $20 bucks cheaper than from Foredom. I’m gonna try
a local electrician - see what he says. But anyway, I hadn’t
noticed Rio’s used tool section before. Nice to know about. I
think I’ll visit there more often.

Nancy
Bacliff, TX USA
@nbwidmer


#3

Nancy: Have you ever replaced the BRUSHES on the motor? changing
them and oiling the shaft will do wonders for a used up flexshaft
motor.You can get the parts at swest.I would rebuild the motor
before I buy new. I have a “R” series with the built in reduction
gear,It’s great for stone setting and such.

I might be off base with this, what is the motor doing??

Michael Mathews Victoria,Texas USA


#4

I might be off base with this, what is the motor doing??

The motor is doing nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a
little click or groan when I turn it on. The brushes are new and
shaft oiled – just a few weeks ago. I think I murdered it. Am
going to try a local source that was mentioned for repair or
rebuild.

Thanks anyway.

Merry Holidays!
Nancy
Bacliff, TX USA
@nbwidmer


#5

The motor is doing nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a
little click or groan when I turn it on. The brushes are new and
shaft oiled – just a few weeks ago.

If you turn it on and let it sit, does it get warm at all? If
not, sounds like there’s just no electricity going through the
thing. Could just be that the switch is burned out or corroded.

Anyway, that’s the rule with starter motors on cars – no click
equals burned out solenoid switch.

HTH

Tom


#6

Be Careful…it is a better idea to spend $120.00 on a whole
new Foredom…the dangers weve seen and that can
happen…(Cathching house/studio on fire, when your not
home,etc)…BE SAFE…spend the extra cash…better quality
work and peace of mind !!

John Rob
R2 Designs
Web Site…
R2designs1’s Home Page
http://members.aol.com/r2designs1

come visit if you have more questions…or just to say hi!


#7

If cost is an issue you can just contact the Dremel people and
send it to them and for something like $25. they will fix and
replace whatevers wrong. I did it once with a battery operated
Dremel that had gone sour. They were very nice and took care of
all my problems.

Blu
Somewhere in Time