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Forum topic by Carloz posted 12-07-2017 04:36 AM 1736 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2017 04:36 AM

I have Bosch MRC23EVSK router. It is a very nice router… when it works. From the day one it could all of sudden turn itself off then turn on ( very dangerous ) All this very randomly. Sometimes I can work several hours without problems but today I had to restart it literally every 30 seconds or so.
Bosch wants me to send it for service.
Did anyone have similar problem? I disassembled the handle with the switch. It was full of sawdust. I cleaned it off but it did no help.

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 04:50 AM

Why not send it for service?
I wouldn’t touch such unpredictable tool, especially when you are aware of its quirks. You can get hurt very bad.
I had my 1617EVS router serviced under warranty. They replaced the switch among others.
Your router is worse in that respect. With the switch located on the handle, there are several connections that can go bad. Don’t take chances and be happy nothing serious happens so far.

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 04:59 AM

Have you checked the brushes?

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 11:25 AM

Maybe they make that router right alone side the Ridgid Table saws using those political prisoners in China

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 05:40 PM

Maybe they make that router right alone side the Ridgid Table saws using those political prisoners in China

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 07:11 PM

The on/off switch and variable speed switch are likely culprits. I’ve had that happen on two different routers, and both times it was a poor connection in the variable speed switch. I blew them out with compressed air and the problem went away.

I’d send it into Bosch if it’s under warranty.

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 07:28 PM

+1, I believe it’s a switch issue also, just send it to them so they can fix it..

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 09:05 PM

If it’s done it from day one, then it could be just about anything… cold solder joint on the speed board, loose wire or connector, thermal fault in one of the board components, bad/broken switch or potentiometer, etc… why didn’t you take it back for a replacement after it did it the first few times?


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