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  • #602514

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    I have the Bosch 1617evs router, which I don’t use a whole lot. Got it out today to mortise some hinges, it won’t come on! Worked fine the last time I used it. It did this one other time, I took it all apart and got it going again, but never really knew what the problem was. Seems it happens when it sets for awhile. Doesn’t hum or anything, something in the switch maybe?

    #602517

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    I have the Bosch 1617evs router, which I don’t use a whole lot. Got it out today to mortise some hinges, it won’t come on! Worked fine the last time I used it. It did this one other time, I took it all apart and got it going again, but never really knew what the problem was. Seems it happens when it sets for awhile. Doesn’t hum or anything, something in the switch maybe?

    Might be brushes. I would looks at them and if needed sand a little to clean them up.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #602519

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    I have the Bosch 1617evs router, which I don’t use a whole lot. Got it out today to mortise some hinges, it won’t come on! Worked fine the last time I used it. It did this one other time, I took it all apart and got it going again, but never really knew what the problem was. Seems it happens when it sets for awhile. Doesn’t hum or anything, something in the switch maybe?

    Might be brushes. I would looks at them and if needed sand a little to clean them up.

    I guess that can happen with brushes when they sit unused for a time?

    #602520

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    I have the Bosch 1617evs router, which I don’t use a whole lot. Got it out today to mortise some hinges, it won’t come on! Worked fine the last time I used it. It did this one other time, I took it all apart and got it going again, but never really knew what the problem was. Seems it happens when it sets for awhile. Doesn’t hum or anything, something in the switch maybe?

    Might be brushes. I would looks at them and if needed sand a little to clean them up.

    I guess that can happen with brushes when they sit unused for a time?

    Not sure Brian. That’s always the first thing I check when a power tool is not starting. If they loose contact, tool no work.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #602522

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    I took my OMT to the repair shop the other day for the very same problem, only that one was working fine one minute and then wouldn’t start the next. They’ve got it taken apart and are figuring up what parts they need, not sure yet what it is.

    #602534

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Sometimes a blast of compressed air will clear things up. Chips and sawdust can become a problem.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. -- Red Green

    #602536

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’d suspect that he switch if you arent getting any power. Its easy enough to open the case and test the switch to see if it is working. Ereplacementparts.com will likely have the part.

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    #602538

    I have the Bosch 1617evs router, which I don’t use a whole lot. Got it out today to mortise some hinges, it won’t come on! Worked fine the last time I used it. It did this one other time, I took it all apart and got it going again, but never really knew what the problem was. Seems it happens when it sets for awhile. Doesn’t hum or anything, something in the switch maybe?

    That is very strange. And both this and the MX30 OMT both died at the same time and were stored together?

    Not that it matters, but is it possible they somehow got waterlogged?

    #602540

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    These tools have both been stored in the cases they came in and no, they’ve never been wet. The OMT I was using when it quit, but it happened while it was shut off after a cut, it had been working fine without any sign of a problem.

    #603002

    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    If you cannot get it working again, try visiting this page: https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/dl/dealerlocator/dealersearch/ You will be able to find your local Bosch Service Specialists from there.

    Cheers,

    Jim

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    #603951

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    Thought I should give y’all an update. Took my router in to the local repair shop (and a Bosch service center), turns out its a bad switch. Probably could have fixed ityself, but anyway glad it wasn’t anything major.

    #603952

    Did they say what the issue with the switch was? I always clean my power tools thoroughly before putting them back into storage. Dust is a killer for contacts, and may have caused your switch problem.

    I clean everything with a blast from the compressor and then wipe it down. Touch wood, I’ve been lucky so far with my tools, and I think that the little preventative maintenance that I do, when I finish using them, has helped keep them running.

    YMMV of course. Glad you were able to get it sorted and back in use!!!

    #604023

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Thought I should give y’all an update. Took my router in to the local repair shop (and a Bosch service center), turns out its a bad switch. Probably could have fixed ityself, but anyway glad it wasn’t anything major.

    That’s good. Cheap fixes are always a plus.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #604027

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Did they say what the issue with the switch was? I always clean my power tools thoroughly before putting them back into storage. Dust is a killer for contacts, and may have caused your switch problem.

    I clean everything with a blast from the compressor and then wipe it down. Touch wood, I’ve been lucky so far with my tools, and I think that the little preventative maintenance that I do, when I finish using them, has helped keep them running.

    YMMV of course. Glad you were able to get it sorted and back in use!!!

    running with dust collection would probably help to lower the amount of dust getting in to the casing.

    #604043

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Thought I should give y’all an update. Took my router in to the local repair shop (and a Bosch service center), turns out its a bad switch. Probably could have fixed ityself, but anyway glad it wasn’t anything major.

    Glad to hear you got the router repaired,
    Like others have mentioned, you probably do it already, but just blowing some air to clean them up once and awhile, but switches have been known to malfunction every now and again.

    #604187

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Nice to here you got it fix and it was a simple as the switch. I guess you will know for another time.

    Greg

    #604192

    I’m curious as to what caused the switch problem. My understanding is that most power tools nowadays have sealed switches, which are supposed to help in stopping dust getting into the contacts and damaging them…..

    Did your repair guy specify what caused the problem? I know that you said that it hadn’t had a lot of use, so I’m ruling out wear and tear as the cause of the fault.

    Perhaps someone at Bosch service may be able to shed some light on this.

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