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Tiny washer missing from orbital sander

My 1/2 sheet orbital sander is missing a tiny washer on one of the metal rods that hold the paper holder in place. The pin falls out as soon as I start up the sander. The hardware store does not have such tiny washers. Where can I get one? Thanks for any help,

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  • iinge Mar 18, 2009

    thanks for your reply to my problem. I tried Milwaukeetools but could not find the part.
    My sander is a GE orbital sander Model TH-89, Cat #15TM-1, 120 V. A.C., AMPS - 1/3 H.P.
    The pin holding the foot in place is 1/8", the washer is 3/8". 

    I live inn Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Thanks for any help,


  • iinge Mar 19, 2009

    the sander was made in Bridgeport, Conn. I had it since around 1970.
    Time to buy a new one?




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I dont have the model number but you can go to and type in your model and you can look at a parts breakdown for this unit, or send it to me and I will look for a number and if you give me your location I will try and find someone close that you can get it from. Let me know if I can help more.

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    David Ford Mar 18, 2009

    the header said it was a Milwaukee, but I can't find anything on the GE as the brand, where was the tool made and do you have any other information that I can use. Let me know I haven't given up yet.

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    David Ford Mar 20, 2009

    I am sure that you will be pleased with the newer models. If I have helped you in anyway could you please rate accordingly so that this will come up closed and out of the system. Thank you


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