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Often times, a grinder that won't power on is due to a faulty power switch. This mechanical part may fail over time, resulting in the need to replace it. Use this guide to replace the power switch in your Porter-Cable PC60TAG.

Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 3/4" Phillips screw on the back cover.
  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the 3/4" Phillips screw on the back cover.

  • Unplug the grinder before disassembling.

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Holding the front of the device, carefully slide the back cover over the cord.
  • Holding the front of the device, carefully slide the back cover over the cord.

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Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, loosen, but do not remove, the two terminal screws securing the black and white wires from the power cord.
  • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, loosen, but do not remove, the two terminal screws securing the black and white wires from the power cord.

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Careful remove each wire from the power cord from underneath the terminals.
  • Careful remove each wire from the power cord from underneath the terminals.

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Using the spudger, carefully push the red power switch out of the device.
  • Using the spudger, carefully push the red power switch out of the device.

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From the other side of the device, use the spudger to carefully pry out power switch away from the device.
  • From the other side of the device, use the spudger to carefully pry out power switch away from the device.

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Using your fingers, carefully remove each of the gold terminals from the power switch. You may need to gently wiggle the terminal back and forth in order to remove it.
  • Using your fingers, carefully remove each of the gold terminals from the power switch. You may need to gently wiggle the terminal back and forth in order to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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