Dremel sputters after brush/ switch replacement

8 years 6 months ago #1325 by roekone@hotmail.com
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Hey guys. I have a Dremel tool (MultiPro 395) and the multi speed switch wore out. It felt smooth when switching to different speeds rather than having defined notches. It would also sometimes start, sometimes not. I replaced the switch with a new one. Upon startup, nothing happens unless switched to the fastest speed. It does not continually spin, only sputters. I bought new brushes and have the same result. I realize a new Dremel is the easiest fix but this one was a gift from a relative who passed away so I want to fix it if possible. Thanks for any advice. Video posted below.

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8 years 6 months ago #1327 by MTR-Admin
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Thanks for the post!

Not sure exactly as I'm not with the tool, but it sounds as if the brushes are not making contact with the commutator portion of the armature.

It sounds intermittent, as if there isn't a constant feed of electricity to the armature.

It could also be a bad armature with bad sections on the commutator itself. You can take it apart and see if the armature commutator has missing sections or if they're damaged, if the brushes are worn or not touching the commutator.

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8 years 6 months ago #1328 by roekone@hotmail.com
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thanks for the reply. The commutator isnt missing any sections but was pretty tarnished. Probably the wrong term for it. So I sanded it shiny again. I wonder if that could have damaged something? The brushes are new and appear to be touching it.

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8 years 6 months ago #1329 by MTR-Admin
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If the commutator is varnished at all, it could possibly be a cause for loss of continuity, so it can cause the problem you're experiencing.

See if polishing it up did the trick and if not, well we'll dig a little deeper!

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8 years 6 months ago #1330 by roekone@hotmail.com
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Well I can tell you that I have already sanded it. The video shows it's behavior after sanding the commutator. So its currently perfectly shiny and still stuttering. Thanks again! I'd be happy to open it up and take some photos of it tonight if that helps

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8 years 6 months ago #1339 by roekone@hotmail.com
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Any other thoughts or things to try?

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