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Belt sander clogged dust collection

Porter cable 362 whisper sander. dust shoots out front, not up vacuum tube

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  • wpbco Jan 11, 2009

    porter cable 362, whisper, belt sander won't pick up dust. can i take apart?

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What have you been sanding?  Make sure the sander is unplugged. Remove the dust collector bag and use a flexible wire, like a coat hanger, to free the clogged material from the dust tube.  Replace bag and sand away!  Hope this solution works for you.  Michael Mittelsdorf

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    Michael Mittelsdorf Jan 11, 2009

    Taking apart this sander is more trouble than its worth.  Have you tried cleaning the dust tube as I suggested.

  • berdman Mar 18, 2015

    dust tube is clear, still shoots dust out front.

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