Introduction

Often times it is only necessary to replace the carbon brushes, not the motor. Carbon brushes experience a lot of friction, and replacement is generally expected over time. Ensure your saw is unplugged before beginning the repair

Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the brush caps on the outer casing of the saw near the motor. Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the brush caps on the outer casing of the saw near the motor.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the brush caps on the outer casing of the saw near the motor.

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Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver or a small diameter nail, carefully pull out the washer.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver or a small diameter nail, carefully pull out the washer.

    • The washer is seurely held in place and may require force to remove

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After the washers are removed, gently grab the old brushes and remove them from the motor.
  • After the washers are removed, gently grab the old brushes and remove them from the motor.

    • When reassembling make sure the curvature of the brushes match curvature of the motor.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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