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Paul Drahn
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Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 pm   



On 5/2/2013 9:29 AM, Searcher7_at_mail.con2.com wrote:
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On Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:24:19 PM UTC-4, sear...@mail.con2.com wrote:
On Friday, April 12, 2013 8:35:04 AM UTC-4, Michael Terrell wrote:> Searcher7_at_mail.con2.com wrote:> > > > > > I have a Hougen Magnetic Drill that is not working.> > > http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/Hougen3_zpse1f7add1.jpg> > > > > > The Magnet itself seems to work, but the drill portion doesn't. Not counting when it turned on a couple of times two days ago, making me think that there was a possible intermittent break somewhere in the connections.> > > > > > I opened it up and tinkered with the safety switch adjustment screw, but that wasn't the problem.> > > http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/HougenSafetySwitchAdjustmentScrew_zpsf865d83a.jpg> > > > > > The safety switch is located on the bottom of the drill. The bottom of the drill must be flat against the metal surface in order for the drill to power on. (See the two buttons at the bottom):> > > http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/St
atenislander/Tools/HougenBottom-SafetySwitch_zps3e32a032.jpg> > > > > > The third button in the center is I believe also a safety switch that will cut power to the motor if the drill's magnetic base drifts as much as 1/2".> > > > > > I assumed that there is nothing wrong with the AC cord because the magnet portion works, so using my Fluke 79III multimeter on the Ohm setting I tested the start and the stop buttons. There was activity on the Multimeter's display screen when I press either, so I assume that there is no break, at least as far as where those leads connect to the circuit board.> > > http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll257/Statenislander/Tools/HougenStart-StopConnectors_zps3495c450.jpg> > > > > > Would it be plausible to re-flow the solder on the circuit board in case there is a cold solder joint somewhere?> > > > > > I can't travel several hours round trip to spend $65 an hour at an authorized repair location, so any advice on how to proceed wou

ld be appreciated.> > > > > > Thanks.> > > > > > Darren Harris> > > Staten Island, New York.> > > > > > Have you asked on news:rec.crafts.metalworking where there are a> > number of people who own these tools? Yes. And I didn't receive a single response, which is why I posted here. Smile Darren Harris Staten Island, New York.
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I turned it on and wacked it a few times with a rubber mallet over the course of a week and it worked every time.

So I guess it is ok for now. At least I'll know what to do the next time something like this happens.

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.
Classic symptom of brushes sticking in their holders. May be brushes

worn so much they jam in the holders.

Paul

Wild_Bill
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Sat May 04, 2013 12:39 pm   



Heheh.. sometimes referred to as Percussive Maintenance.

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WB
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<Searcher7_at_mail.con2.com> wrote in message news:f1b6add7-a815-4642-9d30-

I turned it on and wacked it a few times with a rubber mallet over the
course of a week and it worked every time.

So I guess it is ok for now. At least I'll know what to do the next time
something like this happens.

Thanks a lot.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.


Guest

Sat May 04, 2013 9:46 pm   



On Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:39:06 AM UTC-4, Wild_Bill wrote:
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Heheh.. sometimes referred to as Percussive Maintenance.

Well, what I meant was that wacking it with the rubber mallet didn't make it *stop* working. It has worked perfectly since I put the brushes back in.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.


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Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:45 pm   



Just joined in never too late.
1) check brushes ,blow out top of motor through
Cover plate at the top turning motor with hand
Sand brushes with light sand paper
2) If Magnet comes on then you have Power to circuit board. Unplug remove power. Remove 4 screws from cover plate where power cord comes in. Unplug black and white wires going to motor. Hook power directly to black and white wires. Motor will run if not there’s a short on the top cord or the field cord is burnt. But then you would smell burnt wires. So check for short
But before you do that the black and white wired you unplug from circuit board put you tester on AC voltage and hook up press green to start assuming power is on. MAKE YOUR CIRCUIT BOARD IS INSULATED (not touching metal) circuit board can short. when you press the green start you wound get 120 volts which means your circuit board is good if not getting any power there then board is bad. I don’t do boards so I cant say. Board is around $125. Thanks for letting me post my 2 cent wort
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