dewalt d55168 sparks in motor area when turning on

by ken
(jax fl duval)

smoke and sparks going on from compressor motor when i plug it in.


Don't know if it should be doing that any help please new to having one

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Jun 26, 2015
Sparks
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Not good, but may not be all that bad.

Did this happen immediately, and is it new?

It's almost certainly from the motor brushes. If it's not a flat-out bad armature or set of brushes, they may settle in from normal wear in a couple of hours run time.

If this started some time shortly after you bought it new, take it back.

Otherwise, take it to a motor shop and have it checked out

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