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SailorGreg

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Dremel 3000 dismantling
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:35:41 PM »

I have a Dremel 3000 which is 4-5 years old and had relatively light use.  I was using it today with the flexi drive when I moved a little too far away from the main body and pulled it off the bench onto the floor.  It immediately stopped working.  I checked fuse and similar easy stuff and can confirm that electricity is reaching the Dremel.  Next step is to take it apart and see if anything has come disconnected inside.  There are 4 screws in the body, but when I take them out there seems to still be something stopping the two halves of the body separating.  Anyone any idea what I am missing?  And has anyone else had a similar problem?

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Re: Dremel 3000 dismantling
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 06:43:10 PM »

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Re: Dremel 3000 dismantling
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 07:35:47 PM »

seems it might be the two labels sticking either side together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOnnYD9UQS0
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Re: Dremel 3000 dismantling
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 10:28:43 PM »

Thanks both.  Yes, the labels look to be the sticking point!  I'll have another go tomorrow.

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Re: Dremel 3000 dismantling
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 03:24:00 PM »

Just to conclude this, I watched the two videos suggested (I need to brush up on my French!), and a couple of others, and have fixed my Dremel.  The problem was, in common with all the Youtube repairs, a broken connection of the windings in the electric motor.  This does seem to be the Achilles heel of these little machines.  The only really fiddly bit was reassembling the little spring that holds the spindle locking button open.  Took about 10 goes before I got it to sit right as I closed the body up.  Thanks again Baldrick and Frazer.   :-))

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