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Offline ear3

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Replaced the socket on my RO90
« on: May 06, 2020, 10:43 PM »
A couple of weeks ago one of the pins from the RO90 socket broke off inside the plug it cord.



I had a socket problem a while back with my ETS-EC 150 (https://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?pretty;board=festool-tool-problems;topic=loose-plug-it-connection-on-ets-ec-1505.0), and since that fix was relatively easy, I decided to order up a replacement socket for the RO90 and do the repair myself (machine is 5 years old at this point, so past warranty).  Tools for Working Wood in Brooklyn has them in stock, so I was able to get the part almost immediately.

When I opened up the shell, I almost regretted my decision.   I don't have a great intuition when it comes to mechanical components or wiring, and I have a tendency to apply force over finesse, so I was worried whether I risked doing more harm than good.



The wires for the socket loop under both the motor assembly and the board, requiring that the two be removed. 



On top of that, once you remove the motor (which requires taking out an additional set of interior screws), that releases the tension on the gear box, so that pops out as well, along with the green knob and lever that changes between rotex, ros and delta mode.  Pretty soon all of the components were out of place as I struggled to figure out how to repack the wire for the new socket in the housing , and I even started to compose in my head the note to Festool service that would accompany the box containing my disemboweled RO90.

Well, it took about a half hour of fiddling, but eventually I got everything back in place (after a few false starts).  Socket is now repaired, and the machine, thank god, is again working.



Incidentally, does anyone know if I can replace the female head on the plug-it and thereby save the cord?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2020, 10:50 PM by ear3 »
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Offline Alex

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Re: Replaced the socket on my RO90
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 03:00 AM »
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Incidentally, does anyone know if I can replace the female head on the plug-it and thereby save the cord?

No, you can't. All molded together.

Offline ear3

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Re: Replaced the socket on my RO90
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 08:10 AM »
Oh well.  Thanks.

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Incidentally, does anyone know if I can replace the female head on the plug-it and thereby save the cord?

No, you can't. All molded together.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T 18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TID 18 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • AGC 18-115 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • CT-VA 20 • MFT/3 • STM 1800

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Replaced the socket on my RO90
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 08:58 AM »
Not trying to hijack this thread, but as a sort of public service announcement:

If you decide to take apart your tool to repair yourself (not recommended by Festool) and then decide to send your tool back in parts for repair, your repair costs will be higher than if it was in one piece.  In order to repair they will need to reassemble your broken tool in order to see what is going on and then tear apart again for repair.

Just telling all what was told to me directly by a Service Manager.

Peter

Offline Gregor

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Re: Replaced the socket on my RO90
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 12:45 PM »
Not trying to hijack this thread, but as a sort of public service announcement:
just don't send it in in pieces.