Maintenance; Replacing Carbon Brushes; Recycling The Battery - Makita BTD040 Instruction Manual

Cordless impact driver equipped with electric brake
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1. Limit mark
1. Brush holder cap
2. Screwdriver
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before attempting to
perform inspection or maintenance.

Replacing carbon brushes

Remove and check the carbon brushes regularly. Replace
when they wear down to the limit mark. Keep the carbon
brushes clean and free to slip in the holders. Both carbon
brushes should be replaced at the same time. Use only iden-
tical carbon brushes.
Use a screwdriver to remove the brush holder caps. Take out
the worn carbon brushes, insert the new ones and secure
the brush holder caps.
After replacing brushes, insert the battery cartridge into the
tool and break in brushes by running tool with no load for
about 1 minute. Then check the tool while running and elec-
tric brake operation when releasing the switch trigger. If elec-
tric brake is not working well, ask your local Makita service
center for repair.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any
other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by
Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using
Makita replacement parts.

Recycling the Battery

The only way to dispose of a Makita battery is to recycle it.
The law prohibits any other method of disposal.
To recycle the battery:
1. Remove the battery from the tool.
2. a)
Call your nearest Makita Service Center or Distributor to
determine the location that provides Makita battery recycling.
See your local Yellow Pages under "Tools-Electric".
Take the battery to your nearest Makita Factory
Service Center
Take the battery to your nearest Makita Authorized
Service Center or Distributor that has been desig-
nated as a Makita battery recycling location.

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