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aravenbeauty1
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Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:32 pm

Just wondering if anyone has had trouble with their Dremel dying.

I have had a small battery powered Dremel for years and had no problems with it other than hating having to charge the battery.

Just last Christmas my hubby and kids bought me the Dremel 4000 corded version with the flax shaft and I fell in love with it. Just today after only about 2 minutes of carving the thing died. It didnt get hot, I wasnt using it full speed, nothing....It just died.

The good news is Dremel offers a 5 year warranty....IF ( and I mean HUGE IF) I can find the receipt.

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Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:41 pm

I hope you find the receipt !

I've had the same one for about 8 years I think.
and still runs like new.

I do maintenance on it before each season.

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Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:46 am

I did check the motor brushes and they are perfect still and I do blow the Dremel out with the air compressor after almost every use.

The one thing I have yet to do is oil the flex shaft. That is definitely something I need to do.
I did chat with some people last nite on a Dremel board and it seems the 4000 has some issues and quite a few people have has this problem as well.

Wish me luck as I go receipt hunting tonight :roll:

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Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:47 am

I've had my first dremel for like 12 years or so...still works. So yours just won't turn on at all? If so It must be a short in the switch or the speed control.
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Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:51 am

I found this while searching:
I have seen alot of posts that basically outline the same problem with the Dremel 4000. So i decided to make this post so that it might help out some people when they have certain problems with there tool. So here goes....

If you have a Dremel 4000 and the tools engine revs low then high then back to low again. If the tool makes a clicking noise when running. If you have used the tool the day before and you come in and it will not power up the next day. Then your bushings may not be properly touching. In order to fix these you will need a BIG FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER and some patience....

There are two BIG plastic screws on your 4000. One on the top, one on the bottom. Plug your machine in and tighten those down with a BIG flathead screw driver. Do not overtighten them or you will strip the screws.

IF when you are tightening the screws the Dremel comes back to life tighten it a little more until you get the proper RPM's for the setting you have on the dial.

IF you tighten them down and it does not come back to life. Unplug your machine and take one screw out at a time. Look at the bushings to make sure they are lined up right. Then tighten them back down.

Overtightening the screws will result in the same problem. The machine will not run if these big screws are overtightened. So according to your machine loosen or tighten the screws and 9 chances out of 10 it will come back to life.
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Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:57 am

OH...thanks for that tip.

I will go home and try it. It was working fine on Saturday and then Sunday when I went to use it, it was just dead.

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:47 am

Well, I tried the tips in Dohs' post and......NOTHING.

Dremel is going to send me a new one right away and said I dont even need my receipt because this model has a 5 year warranty and none of the 4000 series has been out for 5 years yet. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of customer service at Dremel. They were helpful and there were no hoops to jump through. Just fantastic service people who are willing to stand by their product and make this right. YEAH DREMEL!

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Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Aw dangit! You cursed me Raven! My oldest dremel is now in its death throws. I gave it the St0ney treatment but I still have to spin it by hand to get it to fire up.
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:27 pm

This seems to be a Problem with these Dremels,

Others are having the same Issue (needing to Kick Start it)

Here's a Thread on the Dremel Site - They Don't List a Fix Yet.

But Maybe someone will Figure it out and Post it?

http://messageboard.dremel.com/Topic653 ... spx#bm7412
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:37 pm

There's Also this Post, that has to do with Dirty Electrical Connections to the Switch.

Only Open up the Dremel if you Know what your Doing.
It could VOID and Warranty - as stated Dremel's Come with a 5 Year Warranty
Mine is over that time frame.


http://messageboard.dremel.com/Topic4517-28-1.aspx
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