I have a Craftsman router and I think the variable speed switch is
broken. A good way to test this is to remove the switch and connect
the wires bypassing the switch. If it works, a new switch is needed.
However, there are four wires: red, white, brown, and yellow. I do not
know which ones to connect to each other. Anyone know?
No wiring diagrams available on either site. But thanks for the
I did call Sears and they said that the wiring diagram is not online,
so I'm out of luck. Ryobi is a good idea, so I posted my query on
Is this a real variable speed control OR a 'click' position switch -
If it is part of a speed control the the wires probably go to a speed
control board. Don't attempt to connect these wires together. look for a
fuse and/or burned out components on that board.
If it is a position switch then the wires will go directly to the motor.
Once you find a diagram you may be able to connect wires in order to bypass
the switch. Look for a plate on the motor and see if the wire color or
terminals are identified.
It's a thumbwheel that I turn to increase or decrease speed. Are you
saying that I cannot connect the wires together and need to look at the
board? If so, is it time to put it in the trash?
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