Can Electric Drills Be Repaired?

An electric drill is a great little tool to have around the house. It can be used on everything from home repairs, and remodeling projects, to furniture assembly. If your drill is not working the way it should be, it can really slow down progress. This short guide will look into a few reasons why your drill is not working properly and how to correct it.

The Drill Will Not Turn On

Make sure that your drill has been properly and fully charged. Sometimes a dead battery is a simple culprit. If the battery is fully charged, you should consult your owner’s manual for easy troubleshooting options.

In some cases, you may have a bad switch. The switch turns the power supply on and off. If there is a break in continuity in the switch, it may not be supplying power to the motor from the power source. You can check for this problem by removing the screws that secure the two halves of the case. Separate the case. You will then remove the electrical connection, being sure you do not mix up where it should be attached. You can now remove the switch from the drill.

You will need a multimeter to check the power supply. If there is continuity, then you will get a reading when you press the switch to on. If there is no reading, then the switch has gone bad and will need to be replaced.

Sparks From Motor

Another issue you may encounter with your electric drill is excessive sparks from the motor. This can be alarming and should be investigated quickly for safety purposes. You will need to check the carbon brushes, the holder, armature, springs, and field. Any problem with one of these pieces will cause sparks to be produced when power is present.

If you are not comfortable inspecting the parts of the electric drill and doing the needed repairs, you may want to consider speaking with a professional. A power tool professional will be able to evaluate the different aspects of the drill, diagnose the problem, and do the needed tool repair. This is a great way to save money. Throwing away a power tool that is not working properly is a waste. In most cases, electric drill repair can be done at a fraction of the cost of a new tool, making repair the best financial option.