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Unread 08-14-2013, 04:13 AM   #511
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Mine did something like that too, kind of quit working in the middle of the morning on an inlaid porcelain job out-of-town. Cut out GFI, works still 3 yrs later.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 05:12 AM   #512
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Yes mine did that too, too it off line and bought a GFCI to plug it into to plug in. Course then it just stopped working and with all the other problems I decided it was time to have me a new one.

Now that I have the new one again already it doesn't fit into the grooves in the plastic water tray after just a little use. Had that problem with the other one no biggie.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 07:01 AM   #513
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I removed the GFI on mine about 3 weeks ago, no issues since then. I've even spent a solid day cutting down material since then and had no issue.

I'm not an electrician, but I say cut the cord if your having issues with the GFI.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #514
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This is odd because I too have cut out the gfi on mine
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Unread 08-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #515
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This was a problem on the old saws and the typical solution was to just cut the GFCI off like everyone else said. The only real danger is if you are using a plug without a gfci (like the plug for the refer) and something happens or you're on a commercial job where they have a guy that comes around and inspects all that stuff. Also, Dewalt won't service your saw unless the plug is on so if you have to take it in they insist on charging you to install a plug before they will even look at it.

My new saw (2yrs old) is just starting to have some issues with this. The plug cuts out if it's in the wrong position so I have to tweak it to make it start up. Sometimes just the torque of starting the saw will cause it to move enough to cut out.

Cutting the GFCI works and it rolls up better on the back of your saw. If you are worried about it you could always get one of these.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #516
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This was a problem on the old saws and the typical solution was to just cut the GFCI off like everyone else said. The only real danger is if you are using a plug without a gfci (like the plug for the refer) and something happens or you're on a commercial job where they have a guy that comes around and inspects all that stuff. Also, Dewalt won't service your saw unless the plug is on so if you have to take it in they insist on charging you to install a plug before they will even look at it.

My new saw (2yrs old) is just starting to have some issues with this. The plug cuts out if it's in the wrong position so I have to tweak it to make it start up. Sometimes just the torque of starting the saw will cause it to move enough to cut out.

Cutting the GFCI works and it rolls up better on the back of your saw. If you are worried about it you could always get one of these.
Good to know. And yes it rolls up much nicer without it.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 11:12 PM   #517
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Thanks guys. Of course it worked perfectly today.

So the GCFI lived for another day.

I bought this saw in early 2008, does that qualify as a "old" saw for a DeWalt?
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #518
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No, Isac, for the GFI portion that's a new saw. If you'll look back through the history of threads on here about the 24000 you'll see that was one of the very first complaints back when RobZ was testing the first ones. Said they fixed it shortly thereafter and I don't recall seeing a lot of complaints since then.

But maybe folks are just cuttin' them off? Mine's still intact, but it doesn't get used much.
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I got mine in 2006 and the GFI went out about 3 years later.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #520
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The original Dewalt's had a gfci with the prongs coming directly out of it so you would plug the plastic piece directly into the outlet and it would take all the space so nothing else could be plugged into it.

The newer style has the gfci in the middle of the cord.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #521
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Dewalt 10" problems

Trying searching the endless wet saw threads on this but couldn't find anything.

About a month purchased new 10" Dewalt saw. After 2nd use I got an immediate smell of burnt rubber coming from motor. I turned off immediately and called my local daltile where i purchased. They directed me to Dewalt who directed me to 2 service facilities in town. Dropped of saw at first place, got a call week later it's fixed with not much of a response as to what was done.
Same burnt rubber smell!
Dropped off last week at second place, again fixed and again burnt smell!

These are the only two places that do warranty work in area and was wondering if anyone has had this same issue. Fyi-Not much help from daltile, figured I'd get a new saw since its 1 month old, guess again.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 07:11 PM   #522
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Try here, post 313 in this thread.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...&postcount=313
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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #523
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I think both of mine had a similar smell when brand new. It should go away after some use.

Of course if you see smoke coming out of the motor unplug it and ignore what I said above.

Also be sure you are plugged directly into the outlet or using a heavy gauge extension cord.

And like Cain did if you continue to have problems get a new one before the 1 year warranty is up. The last 2 years of the 3 year warranty are basically useless. But the first year is great
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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #524
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Brush burn-in can smell pretty bad sometimes.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #525
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You'll also get that burnt rubber smell when you bevel cut at a 30 degree bevel.

Or when you need to shave a blade-width off a tile and you force the blade sideways so hard it's cutting rubber.
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