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Offline mattbar1

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OF2200 sparking inside motor
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:56 PM »
Festool and Friends:

I have an OF2200 that has only been used twice. It is sparking inside the top motor cover. I can see the sparks through the ventilation ports.

Is this normal?

Photo (since video is not allowed) is attached.

Thanks,

Matthew

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Offline mattbar1

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 09:59 PM »
From forum searches, it appears this may be normal for brushed motors....

That said, I would like an official OK from Festool.

Thanks again.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 10:08 PM »
Maybe Brushes are getting acquainted in their new home?

Offline mattbar1

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 10:10 PM »
Maybe Brushes are getting acquainted in their new home?

Thank you for the response. Yes, I hope it is something that simple.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 10:55 PM »
You're welcome, enjoy your new router!

Offline ScotF

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 01:00 AM »
Mine sparked when new too - it has worked flawlessly and it seems to settle down a little. I would not worry too much about it.

Offline TylerC

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 10:29 AM »
When the tool is new and you are looking inside of the opening, you might be able to see a small amount of sparking. This is pretty normal. If the sparking is large enough that is something that seems dangerous to the tool, please contact the service department directly for further assistance.

Offline mattbar1

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Re: OF2200 sparking inside motor
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Thank you everyone for your input. I think things are normal (light sparks) for now. I will keep an eye on it and call support if it gets worse.

On the other hand, if the bit hits a knot or something in the wood and causes a spark...is there any chance (or a chance worth worrying about) that the spark will travel into the dust collector and cause an explosion?

Just covering all the bases.

Thanks again everyone!