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Makita 5" Random Orbit Sander

The sander powers up fine but as soon as its put under load, it slows to almost a complete stop. it was working fine and then it wasn't. i checked the brushes and they seem to be fine

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    Did you look at the bearings in the pad assembly, its possible that it if seizing up. Furnish me with the model number and I will look at a breakdown and see what else I can come up with

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The armature windings have an overlay problem in the wiring causing this and there is no soluation except to replace the armature which is not cost efective unless you are still under Warrantee and get a free replacement, it will burn up at some point. If you bought it within the last month take it back and get a new one, over one month, pack it back up in the original box and send it to address in the owners manual for repair or replacement service addresses.

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