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find your model number and go to "makitause.com" and you can download the operators manual with detailed instructions for this repair. REMEMBER to unplug tool before starting. If you give me the model number I will help but they had 2 different types of holders on the planers so I can't begin to help. Let me know.
It is fixable if you are technically competent. All parts are still available online. It could be one of two problems:
1 - The rollers are driven by two gear & chain mechanisms on the height adjuster side of the unit. I did have a drive chain break once.
2 - If it isn't that than the gearbox has cracked / gear stripped under the torque load. This is also fixable, each individual gear and the gearbox housing are still available (10-09), but it requires substaintial teardown.
As you disassemble the unit just be careful once you remove the crossover height adjuster shaft - you don't want to turn one lifter by itself and have the planer higher on one side. It really is a simple teardown, just lots of parts. If you like the planer it is worth it; parts are cheap. If you are like me, you enjoy tearing stuff down to see how it's made and you hate throwing out $200 tools because only one little part broke!
Are the blades turnover knives? If they are the easiest way to do it is to adjust the planer bed or seat to omm planing depth. then take either an adjustable (combination) square or steel rule, and hold the edge of it along the bed or seat and adjust the allen (Hex) screws so that the edge of the knife allows a piece of a4 paper to pass between it and the rule tightly. Do this both sides of the knives and you are done.