DeWALT Impact Driver Repair – Replacing the Clamshell (DeWALT Part # N272699)


The clamshell set secures all the impact drivers,
other components and forms the grip handle. The most common problem with the clamshell
set is accidental damage caused by dropping the tool or if something falls on the tool. Replacing the clamshell set is a repair that
you can do yourself and I’m going to show you how. Hi, Mark Sodja. Do-it-yourself repairs like these are easier
than you might think. From lawn machines to cordless drills, kitchen
mixers, outdoor drills are how-to videos walk you through each repair from start to finish. Doing it yourself means never having to do
it alone. Let’s get started. I’ll begin by removing the battery and then
disassembling one half of the housing. I’ll use a knife to cut through the sticker
at the base of the handle and now I can separate the two halves. With the top of the housing removed, now remove
all the other components from the lower housing. I’ll be careful to keep everything hooked
together as much as possible. To make the process of shifting the parts
from the old housing to the new as easy as possible. I’ll pry the brush holder and motor assembly
away from the housing. I’ll also begin to pull the wiring away I’ll
set the change lever aside for now. Now I can begin installing the new housing. There are two nuts in the old housings, these
nuts allow you to attach a belt clip. I’ll transfer the nuts over, I’ll use a small
screwdriver and a hammer to remove the nut and I’ll install the nuts into the new housings. We use a magnet to place the nut and a punch
in hammer to tap it into place. When I swap housings, I lose the labels that
tell me information about the tool, like the model number, type number, and serial number. You could access information into the new
housing or I found that often I can use a heat gun to warm the old label and transfer
it over to the new housing. I’ll warm up the label with the heat gun,
then I’ll use a knife to help me pull the label away from the tool and transfer it to
the new housing. I’ll do the same thing with the label on the
other housing. Now I can install the components back into
the new housing. I’ll line each piece and slide it into the
new housing. I’ll line the brush ring and the motor. Now reinstall the selector switch. You’ll notice there’s a cutout in the top
of the selector switch and that’s too clear around the wire connector. I’ll line the notch on the selector switch
with the post on the switch itself. Then I’ll lower this assembly into the housing,
keeping the connector aligned with the cutout in the selector switch. I’ll make sure all the wires are out of the
way so nothing gets pinched when we put the housing back together. Now looks good. I’ll finish up by reinstalling the other half
of the housing. The battery clip can be a little bit of an
oddball, I want to make sure that I have both ends of the clip installed in the housing
before I install the other half. I’ll make sure everything is aligned
and then secure it with the screws. That’s how easy it is to replace the clamshell
set on your impact driver. Be sure to check back often for new videos
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