B A R R Y wrote:
> One of my DeWalt cordless drills, one that is by my side so much I
> should call it "Shop Dog", has begun making a strange ozone smell and
> has visible sparking from the motor armature.
> ServiceNet shows motor brushes as available for the drill. They are
> not easily removed, so I haven't looked at them yet. I've never had
> to replace brushes in a power tool, so I'm not familiar with the
> symptoms bad brushes might display.
> Before I tear down a working drill and order $20 worth of parts, does
> it sound like I need to replace the brushes?
YES and NO.
Yes, you need replacement brushes.
No, I wouldn't do it my self, take it to a service center.
Replacing brushes on small hand tools can be a real PITA.