compund miter saw not cutting

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  1. Jun 7, 2011 #1

    chipmeeks

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    I have a Compound Miter saw that has worked great for 3 years. In the past month, it loses power and slowly stops when it makes contact with wood. Not immediately, but in a few seconds. When this began to happen, I noticed that the automatic braking was no longer working properly either. Does anyone have any experience or ideas with such a problem? Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 #2

    inspectorD

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    Check the brushes on the motor, to remove and change them it is usually a flatheaded screw of plastic that is built into the housing of the motor of the saw. I always just flip mine around and it gives you a few more years. Maybe google your saw and the word Brushes.
    Hope this helps. Kind or like these
    Hitachi 999074 Carbon Brush Set Auto Stop
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 #3

    nealtw

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    If the brushes are good, the trigger would be on the short list.
     

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