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Offline Getmaverick

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CXS problem
« on: November 19, 2019, 05:23 PM »
Yesterday my CXS started to quit while I was drilling. After a few seconds it would work again but stop again. At first I thought it might be the battery. After fully charging both batteries I still have the same issue. Of coarse I'm just past my 3 year mark. I now have a drill and sander down. Any ideas would be great.

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Offline Samo

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 06:58 PM »
Could it be the overload circuitry kicking in, say if you were in #2 high speed and maybe should be in low for the task?

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 07:46 AM »
That could be what's bad. Just drilling through plywood it will stop. This has been a great drill for 3 years now with no problems.
There's definitely something wrong.

Offline RKA

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 10:55 AM »
It should be able to drill in high speed, but that depends on how big the drill bit is.  A 3mm drill bit will be fine on high speed, but a 30mm forstner would certainly require the lower speed.

Another thought is maybe the brushes are worn?  I haven't worn down the brushes in mine, so I'm not sure how it behaves when the brushes are end of life, but it may be worth opening the drill and checking?  Hopefully they are easy to replace if they are worn?
-Raj

Offline Doug S

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 05:32 PM »

Another thought is maybe the brushes are worn?  I haven't worn down the brushes in mine, so I'm not sure how it behaves when the brushes are end of life, but it may be worth opening the drill and checking?  Hopefully they are easy to replace if they are worn?

I don't think you can replace just the brushes on the CXS, I seem to recall that you have to replace the full motor?

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 07:32 PM »
Never thought about brushes. Don't know why but I thought it was brushless. If it's the brushes and I can't just replace them, that's not good. I don't see a repair being cost effective. I may have to move on to the Milwaukee  equivalent that's brushless.

Offline GoingMyWay

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TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 09:56 AM »
UPDATE: CXS is working fine now. Seems to have been a charger issue. After a lot of cleaning I managed to get the batteries to charge properly and everything is working fine. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Offline Roseland

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 02:31 PM »
What exactly did you clean, and how?  I have a similar problem, and assumed it was dying batteries.

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 07:55 AM »
What exactly did you clean, and how?  I have a similar problem, and assumed it was dying batteries.

Andrew

I cleaned all the contact points. Mainly dust I suppose. I just blew it out with air pressure.

Offline Roseland

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 09:39 AM »
That's great, thanks; I'll give it a try!

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline Roseland

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 09:12 AM »
Alas cleaning the contacts did not fix the problem.

I have two batteries; the problem is only with one of them.

When I try and use the drill, the light comes on, but the motor does not turn, suggesting the battery is flat.  If I put it on the charger, the green light flashes for a few seconds (suggesting it is charging) and then lights continuously (suggesting it is now charged).

At no time does the red light (battery fault) illuminate.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 07:12 PM »
I would try cleaning the contacts on that battery with a q-tip and some alcohol. If that don't work you may just have a bad battery.

Offline Roseland

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Re: CXS problem
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 12:58 AM »
Thanks - I’ll try cleaning them again.

Andrew
TS55, MFT/3, OF1400, OF1010, CT26, RS100, ETS125, CXS, MFS400, DF-500, Zobos.