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Old 08-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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I was working on my new porch and i had my drill resting on a ledge. Then I knocked it off, first it fell four feet and hit the edge of the porch then another 4 feet to the ground where it rolled across gravel for a good distance. It survived yet now the variable speed does not work it is only off or full. What can I do to fix this.

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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You probably dislodged the switch. You'll need to take it apart and adjust/reset the switch using a precision screwdriver set (a.k.a. - watch screwdrivers). It'll probably set you back about $10-20.


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You probably dislodged the switch. You'll need to take it apart and adjust/reset the switch using a precision screwdriver set (a.k.a. - watch screwdrivers). It'll probably set you back about $10-20.

I have to tools to do this so how should I go at it?
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Take it apart and have at it. I'm not certain I understand your question.
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Take it apart and have at it. I'm not certain I understand your question.
I mean how can i fix the variable speed
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Hi Shea,

Here's what a quick Google search turned up, http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairin...-Switch/2683/1

It's for a Ridgid drill, not the Ryobi you have, but the principles are the same.

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Hi Shea,

Here's what a quick Google search turned up, http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairin...-Switch/2683/1

It's for a Ridgid drill, not the Ryobi you have, but the principles are the same.

Good luck.
What i mean is that whenever i touch the trigger it is automatically on full speed whether it is on gear 1 or 2. there is no variability in the speed.
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The trigger sounds busted. There is a spring that puts resistance on the trigger, sounds like the spring is off or broken. Open it and investigate. You may have to replace the switch. The only other option is to purchase a new drill.

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