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i have two milwaukee impacts .the stupid [rant] chucks give me trouble .generally or to often when i change bits the chuck will not hold my bit . I need to load it up to get it to catch .slam a screw in and it works . I tried a little oil with some results . Is there a way to fix these impacts collet so they snap onto the bits right off .
 

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Send them in for warranty repair.

If they are older than 5 years, send them in anyway and they should be able to fix them up for less than the cost of a new one.
 

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Try using some carb cleaner or electrical cleaner then blow it out real good with air. That might do it.


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ok - it occurred to me ,i have 3 others -i will send them both milwaukees in .one of those never get around to -but will have to do projects .maybe the repair will be better then new and last awhile .
 

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I dropped an impact into a footer hole filled with water one day, and like an idiot I pulled the trigger after I fished it out, smoked it.

I took it to the dealer and had him send it in for service and note that I'm an idiot and to just bill me for the repair.

I had it back in about 4 days, no charge to fix it.
 

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unfotantly i am not unfamiliar with milwaukee warranty . sounds like it worked out well for you .seriously that was an excellent return time . odds of issues go up as you get to do it more . actually i believe they try hard . wish i could drop off at my local supply house and would but pretty sure one was an online purchase ,but which one .
 

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I'd try blasting them out real good with something like Brakleen, then lube with dry graphite spray. Any oily lubricant will eventually attract enough crud to gum them up.
 

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I too have had just a few days turnaround time from Milwaukee. The service was outstanding.


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i was a little cranky on my last reply .end of day and hungry . will get at it . thankyou
 

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well this is a total early morning stressor . they want serial number - it is unreadable ,they want date of purchase . this is not at all a simple fix . $#@%! having a fit . Yes sometimes these warrentees work for me - Sometimes .
 

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When I get a new tool, I take a picture of it, with serial number. I also wrote the sn, date of purchase and where purchased, on the instructions book and take a pic of that. Keep all the pics in a file on computer.
Always did that for theft/insurance reasons.


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smart move .I think keeping all that info is the way to go .
Had seen a video on line of someone fixing the collet . I am a builder/mechanic .I fix and make things . better for me to repair .took me much less then a half hour to fix both collets .easily come apart . bent the spring and assembled . do not do this on the fly ,the parts are small .need your head together .both work perfectly
 

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smart move .I think keeping all that info is the way to go .
Had seen a video on line of someone fixing the collet . I am a builder/mechanic .I fix and make things . better for me to repair .took me much less then a half hour to fix both collets .easily come apart . bent the spring and assembled . do not do this on the fly ,the parts are small .need your head together .both work perfectly
I assume the 12v and the 18v are the same? My 12v collet failed pretty quickly. I've tried to push the spring back in, but it won't go.

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i ran across it easy .do a search for milwaukee impact collet repair .should get several . worth looking at pictures so your prepared .pretty simple repair .do not remove the bearing ,keep hole/bearing pointed up and it will be fine . i just tweaked the clip protrusion up to put more pressure on the ball .also i stretched the spring out a bit .
they work so well now .maybe better then new .
 
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