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  • Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

    Been using my my drill press for years and recently when using a hole saw, it bound up. i stopped the press immediately but since then it will not turn back on. the work lite is functional. Is there some type of circuit reset. Of course I checked and did not register it so LSA is not available for me.

  • #2
    Re: Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

    WAG..........If it makes no noise at all when turned on then I'd check the switch first.
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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

      Yup, sounds like a switch to me too.

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

        when you say check the switch??? I pulled the key out and replaced it. the switch clicks and appears to be functional??? Someone else suggested replacing the motor starting capacitor?

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

          Is there an overload button on the motor?
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid DP1550 stopped working

            I looked for a overload button immediately but could not find one (this is exactly what I suspected too). I also consulted the owners manual and did not see it in there either. BTW the local tool store tested the capacitor and it was right up there at 220 (and the capacitor is only rated for 200 so it checked out). They did offer to test the motor if I can bring it in - just need to dismantle it and get it there (maybe that will reveal the overload button). thanks for all the replies!

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