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    Flex 3401 problems

    Iíve searched and canít find any answers but, I bought a used but never used 3401 about 6 months ago. I have put several hours on it but, it hasnít been abused. Picked it up the other day and no matter which speed setting itís on, it will go fast/slow, fast/slow. I blew it out with air and took handle apart just for inspection. Looks new and like nothings outta place. Anybody ever ran into this? Thanks

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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Probably just needs new carbon brushes. That is an item that goes out at some point and in some tools it just happens quite soon, others take forever.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post

    Probably just needs new carbon brushes. That is an item that goes out at some point and in some tools it just happens quite soon, others take forever.

    My guess too....

    I think Cris Metcalf has a video on YouTube on how to replace the brushes on a FLEX 3401.


    I have one here in my office and the next time Chris is here I hope to use this tool to show how to replace the brushes.


    I'll send the link to this thread to Chris.


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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    You think the brushes wore out that quick?

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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Also...


    Because this is your first post,

    Welcome to AutogeekOnline!


    I just approved your pending account a few minutes ago - I recognize the forum nickname.

    I've sent Chris the link to this e-mail. I'll share what I find out next time I'm in the office. Right now I have to go buff this out.







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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Thanks and I appreciate it

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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by RandallPinkFloyd View Post
    You think the brushes wore out that quick?
    Either that or they’re loose a bit. Find the video on YT showing how to replace and pull them out and inspect, reinstall, that might just take care of the issue.
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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    Either that or theyíre loose a bit. Find the video on YT showing how to replace and pull them out and inspect, reinstall, that might just take care of the issue.

    thanks again I appreciate it

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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Here you go,


    How to replace video

    YouTube



    Main parts supplier if you would rather just send it in for repair.

    Parts for XC3401VRG | Powerhouse Distributing



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    Re: Flex 3401 problems

    Thanks again

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