Weird Electric Hand Drill Problem


I have had this Craftsman Electric Hand drill for many years and it has been working fine.
Lately, it shuts off when I change its position. For example, it may work when I'm holding the drill horizontally, but if I change to a vertical position it shuts off.
Sometimes, if I am lucky, I can get it started in one position and it will work for awhile when I change its position buy pretty soon it will shut off.
I've taken it apart, checked the brushes, etc. but can not find anything obvious.
Anybody have any suggestions.
Thanks
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<DIV><FONT size=2>I have had&nbsp;this Craftsman Electric Hand drill for many years and it has been working fine.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Lately, it shuts off when I change its position. For example, it may work when I'm holding the drill horizontally, but if I change to a vertical position it shuts off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Sometimes, if I am lucky, I can get it started in one position and it will work for awhile when I change its position buy pretty soon it will shut off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I've taken it apart, checked the brushes, etc. but can not find anything obvious.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Anybody have any suggestions.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Thanks</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Rube,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I would check the power cord for continuity problems...could easily be a broken wire at either end causing intermittent contact when you move it around.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Hope this helps, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Jeff</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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Jeff, Thanks. That was it. I now have my ancient drill in working order. (It's appx a1955 Craftsman) Thanks again. Rube
<DIV><FONT size=2>I have had&nbsp;this Craftsman Electric Hand drill for many years and it has been working fine.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Lately, it shuts off when I change its position. For example, it may work when I'm holding the drill horizontally, but if I change to a vertical position it shuts off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Sometimes, if I am lucky, I can get it started in one position and it will work for awhile when I change its position buy pretty soon it will shut off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I've taken it apart, checked the brushes, etc. but can not find anything obvious.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Anybody have any suggestions.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Thanks</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Rube,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I would check the power cord for continuity problems...could easily be a broken wire at either end causing intermittent contact when you move it around.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Hope this helps, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Jeff</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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No Problem, Rube
I just found this group and am happy I was able to help....
And now back to lurking....
Jeff
<DIV><FONT size=2>I have had&nbsp;this Craftsman Electric Hand drill for many years and it has been working fine.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Lately, it shuts off when I change its position. For example, it may work when I'm holding the drill horizontally, but if I change to a vertical position it shuts off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Sometimes, if I am lucky, I can get it started in one position and it will work for awhile when I change its position buy pretty soon it will shut off.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I've taken it apart, checked the brushes, etc. but can not find anything obvious.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Anybody have any suggestions.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Thanks</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Rube,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>I would check the power cord for continuity problems...could easily be a broken wire at either end causing intermittent contact when you move it around.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Hope this helps, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>Jeff</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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Rube,
Possibly the line cord at the plug end may be intermittent. The next time it is running properly, wiggle the cord near the plug. Next, plug it in to a different receptacle and see if it has the same effect. If it does not, the wiring inside the junction box may be loose at the receptacle. This is a common problem if your home has aluminum wiring. Aluminum wiring was used for only a short period time and could cause fires. Retightening the screws will only be a temporary fix.
George
Rube wrote:

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> Rube, <p>Possibly the line cord at the plug end may be intermittent.&nbsp; The next time it is running properly, wiggle the cord near the plug.&nbsp; Next, plug it in to a different receptacle and see if it has the same effect.&nbsp; If it does not, the wiring inside the junction box may be loose at the receptacle.&nbsp; This is a common problem if your home has aluminum wiring.&nbsp; Aluminum wiring was used for only a short period time and could cause fires.&nbsp; Retightening the screws will only be a temporary fix. <p>George <p>Rube wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE><style></style> <font size=-1>I have had this Craftsman Electric Hand drill for many years and it has been working fine.</font> <font size=-1>Lately, it shuts off when I change its position. For example, it may work when I'm holding the drill horizontally, but if I change to a vertical position it shuts off.</font> <font size=-1>Sometimes, if I am lucky, I can get it started in one position and it will work for awhile when I change its position buy pretty soon it will shut off.</font> <font size=-1>I've taken it apart, checked the brushes, etc. but can not find anything obvious.</font> <font size=-1>Anybody have any suggestions.</font> <font size=-1>Thanks</font></blockquote>
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