Pendant Drill Maintenance & Warranty, Foredom
Foredom motors are durable and built to industrial standards. But like many other quality machines, they require some basic maintenance to keep them running at optimum performance. The procedures shown here are described in more detail in your printed Owners Manual and on our website. Always unplug your power tool when conducting maintenance procedures!
Routine Cleaning of Motors
It is important to routinely clean your Foredom Power Tool. Accumulation of dirt and dust is the most common cause of poor operation and excessive wear. Air should be blown through the motor every 40 hours of use to remove dirt and dust.
Replacement of Motor Brushes
The motor brushes should be checked for wear periodically. When new, they are approximately 3/4" (19mm) long. Replace them when they have worn to 1/4" (6mm). To remove brushes, disconnect motor power cord and unscrew the brush caps.
Routine Cleaning and Lubrication of Flexible Shaft
The shaft should be checked, wiped clean, and re-lubed with grease every 50 hours of use. With every 200 hours of use, the shaft should be thoroughly cleaned with solvent and lubricated.
A. With the handpiece removed, loosen the set screw and slide sheath out of the motor connector.
B. Apply a very light coating of grease to the shaft. If too much grease is applied, the excess will work its way into the handpiece and eventually seep out. For this reason, apply a bit less near the handpiece end of the shaft.
C. Replace and adjust sheath so that shaft key tip extends 3/4" (19mm) from sheath. Retighten the set screw in motor connector.
D. Clean exterior of sheath by wiping with a cloth.
E. Hang and run the motor for about 10 minutes before re-attaching the handpiece to allow enough time for the grease to warm up, spread and drain off. Wipe off any excess grease at tip end of sheath.
Never run the motor with the outer sheath removed.
Foredom Product Warranty
NEW - 2 Year Warranty - For all flex shaft motors and controls shown: Series TX and TXH motors, controls and kits TXH440, TX300, 5400. 1/6HP series SR motors, controls and kits 2220, 2230, 2272, 5200, 5240 series L motors and controls, powergraver (PG) motor, control and kit, arch trimmer.
Products With One Year Warranty - Micromotors, wax carver, BL polishing motor and kits, allset attachments.
All other Foredom power tools and attachments are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of purchase by the user. These warranties do not cover breakage or damage caused by accident, abuse or misuse and repairs required because of ordinary use and wear. Repair or replacement will be done at our option if the product is post-paid to our factory. We pay the return postage charges for all items repaired under warranty.
Duplex springs are not covered by warranty.