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Offline wchamil

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CT 48 will not power on
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:19 AM »
I was using my CT48 with TS75 and I lost power to both.  The circuit breaker in the garage isn't tripped but I can't even power the CT48 on manually.  Is their a circuit breaker/fuse within the dust extractor?

The TS75 powers on if I plug it directly into the outlet in the garage.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2017, 11:34 AM by wchamil »

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: CT 48 will not power on
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 12:09 PM »
It is conceivable that if you had been using it for a while that the thermo protection might of cut in.  Might want to wait and try it again.


Offline antss

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Re: CT 48 will not power on
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 07:56 PM »
If not the thermal cutout, you may want to check the actual selector switch.  I've had one get dirty on  a CT , and that made it cut out.

I've also had one plugged into a receptacle on a jobsite that had a hairline break in one of the loops to the terminal and that caused the vac to turn off intermittently. 

Boy was it fun and time consuming figuring that one out.