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Offline williamduncan

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Repair a CT 22 E?
« on: July 11, 2021, 07:15 PM »
When I run my TS 55 plugged into my old CT 22 and put any cutting load on it, it blows the circuit breaker.  Running the CT alone works fine.  Plugging the sander in works fine.  The saw plugged directly into the circuit, not through the CT, works fine.

Is this repairable?

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Online Cheese

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Re: Repair a CT 22 E?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 09:02 PM »
I’d send it in to Festool for maintenance. The 22/33 series were bulletproof, I like them a lot better than the 26/36 series.

Offline jeffinsgf

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Re: Repair a CT 22 E?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 10:00 PM »
Has it always done this, or is it a new development? When you say, "blows the breaker" are you talking about a breaker in your electrical panel? I know this sounds weird, but if it is a breaker in your box, try moving it to a plug you know is on a different circuit and try it again. I once had a circuit breaker wear out. It started popping almost any time I started any tool in my shop. Replaced the breaker with a new one of exactly the same amperage, and it never happened again.

If that's not what you're talking about, let's get clear on what is blowing, because I'm with Cheese on this...I would go to great lengths to keep my CT-22 alive instead of replacing it with a new one.

Offline Alex

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Re: Repair a CT 22 E?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 01:57 AM »
Seems to me like a breaker problem and not a tool problem. I'd check that out first.

If it is tool related, the saw is the first one to look at and not the vac. You should get a watt meter you can plug in between a socket and the tool. They don't cost much and can help determine where the problem might be.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Repair a CT 22 E?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2021, 08:34 PM »
I’d send it in to Festool for maintenance. The 22/33 series were bulletproof, I like them a lot better than the 26/36 series.
We had a CT22 in the old shop, before the fire. I don't remember anything that would stand out as better about it? It was fine, never an issue, but neither has my current CT26 and it has a bluetooth module, which was outside the 22s capabilities. As you probably know, I'm in a shop environment, stationary for the most part, if the makes a difference.
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