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    Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Hello
    I have a Flex 3401 VRG and turns off every time I need to use.

    Sometimes it runs for a panel, before it turns off unexpectedly
    Sometimes it runs for 1/2 a panel, before it turns off unexpectedly

    Sometimes it doesnt turn on back at all, and sometimes it does.,

    I dont sense any overheating on this polisher. I have tried the manual trigger and trigger lock and no difference, still turns off

    Is there something that can be done to resolve this?

    Thank you
    Bud

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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    If the tool has brushes, it sounds like they need replacing.

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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Could also be a cord problem? How much run time is on it?

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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Agree with the brushes!
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    Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Had the same intermittent issue w a BOSS 21; was the brushes.


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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Sound like brushes, but also it could be the cable or the switch.
    Flex 3401 & PE14


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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    I can see a spark when it does run. Does that tell us anything

    And where can I get brushes for the unit ? Or if Autogeek will service it

    Bud

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    Re: Problem with Flex 3401 XRG

    Powerhouse Distributing | Power Tool Service & Parts Supply | 402-715-5999

    they are an authorized/main flex tool repair center and have been since the 3401 was released over 15 years ago...
    i am the jump starter.

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