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Old 11-07-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever have a multi task tool(Chicago) burned out on them?
Did anyone ever open the interior and repair or check out what really causes of the tool that suddendly stopped? I open mine and found a broken green wire on one of the brush holder. I'm hoping this is what happen and not the amature itself. I'm afraid to unscrew the brush holder and replace that small wire(green) without poping out the spring,
The green wire seem to broke off above the terminal connector at the entry to brush holder. Do you think I could tackle this problem? I don't have a volt meter or know how to use one anyway to check if it really the broken wire or is it the amature.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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I would try to replace the wire. The thing is already broke what do you have to lose?

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Just strip the wire back a little bit and re-attach. dorf dude...
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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wire is so small and it slip between two piece of the brush holder.
Will try it and see, nothing to loose but gain.
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I'm a firm believer that in a case like this you can only learn if you try to repair it and fail, which I bet your won't fail. As stated, it doesn't work now, so go for it as far as repairing it. I have learned a lot from taking apart things which do not work. Sometimes I get them to work, sometimes I'm not so good at it, but I learned something along the way. Good Luck, David
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