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Bosch drill switch

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by ThomasWheeler, Jun 24, 2017.

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  1. ThomasWheeler


    Apr 25, 2016
    Hi, I'm Thomas. I have a Bosch 0601915720 cordless drill. It uses a 7.2 V battery. I had replaced the drill's battery and was using for about ten minutes when the motor slowdown a lot until it stop completely, but the voltage of the battery is still 7.2 V. So I measure the voltage of the drill's circuit. When I press the switch the voltage drop from 7.2V to 1V. So I try connecting 7.2V directly to the motor and it spin normally with the voltage dropping to 5.7V. So I check the continuity of the switch, and it seem to be fine, the resistance is 0 Ω when I press the switch. I opened up the switch and clean the contacts inside it, but it still doesn't work.
    How can I figure out what the problem is, I want to try to fix the switch.

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  2. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Those switches are fairly complex units with forward/ reverse and variable speed. Not the sort of thing one dismantles and "cleans" the contacts.
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