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My sander wont start has the brushes worn out how to swap them

I've had this sander for years and it has been very reliable.Now though it just wont start.'m wonderng if the electrical bushes heve worn out and how to replace them.

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The brushes are easy to check and replace. You will see a small disc to the right of the handle on teh motor body, and another on the front side. These are your brush caps. Simply unscrew them and you will see the brushes. They could just be stuck with sawdust so pull them out gently and check the length. Most makita brushes have a wear line that indicates when you need to change them, but generally if the holders are clear and teh brushes are tou ching the motor, the brass head should stick out a few mm before the caps go back on and this should be enough to give you time to get a new set in ready. The brushes will only fit in the holders one way.

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