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I have a porter cable 5" r.o.s. that is not orbiting. what is the most common resolution to this problem? random orbit sander 333-5" motor runs but the disk dose not turn

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Hi, The main drive belt broke. Not hard to replace, it is under the disk pad. Good Luck!

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Porter cable model 333 will not orbit and spins at a very high speed. I do not have a manual.


there is a belt from the motor to the pad that has apparently broken. Go to dewaltservicenet.com and you can download both the parts breakdown and the operators manual. If I have helped you would you please vote accordingly and thank you

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I may not have the whole picture, but all random orbits spin wildly if they are not pressed onto the wood a little. Do you mean it is not oscellating, but just spinning when it is on the wood? That would be an issue requiring cleaning or repair, otherwise, just don't turn it on until you have placed it on the wood to avoid marring.
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I have the same problem with a Porter Cable orbital sander I recently purchased. Whats happening is the sander is catching the edge of the board you're trying to sand and jerking back and forth as the sander base spins. It seems that if the board your're sanding is at least as wide as the sander base, the problem goes away, which does little good because there will be many times I we'll need to sand wood that is less in size. But you may try using a lesser grit sandpaper and see if that alleviates the problem somewhat.

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Go to Dewaltservicenet.com and in the center of the page under needing parts type in your tool model number it will take you to another page and scroll down to the type 1 or 2 and click on it. It will bring up an exploded view of this tool. Why do you think that you need brushes? usually I have to replace the bearings and the brushes are pretty durable. Let me know if I can help further

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