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Dust bag not filling up, all debris coming out of the front of the sander
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
SOURCE: belt won't stay on belt sander
Check first that you have retensioned the belt... i.e. when you removed the other belt, you would have had to pull on a spring-loaded lever to remove the belt tension before you added the new one... make sure the tension lever is flipped back in to ensure the new belt is tensioned...
Next, and the likely problem you are having, is belt tracking... There should be an adjustment knob up near the front of the sander near the front roller, either on top of the front part of the sander, or to the side near the front roller... When you turn this knob, it makes the belt track either left or right over the sander's base. This knob will allow your belt to run square and true and not spin off to one side...You need to adjust the tracking using this knob while the belt sander is running and with the new belt tensioned and in place, so turn the sander upside down, and power it on with one hand, then turn the knob with the other hand whichever way is needed to have the belt track square and in the middle of the rollers. Make small adjustments on the tracking knob to begin with. They can be sensitive at times.
That should stop your belt spinning off to one side.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: Bosch 3 x 21 Belt Sander
Remove the dust bag and unplug sander for now. Everywhere you see an access hole (fan area, dust port, back of sander blow thru the tool to remove lodged dust that clogged the system, Also look for broken belt pieces in the back of sander. Then while running (remove belt) blow again thru all the ports to try and reomve as much contamination as possible. When finished you can feel to see if air coming from dust bag port, it not you still have a clog that might need more work. If I have clarified your request would you please rate this response accordingly and thank you.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
the inside of the tool is full of dust not allowing it to get into the bag. I have had to completely disassemble and clean the track for the dust. You can try blowing thru every port with compressed air and see if that helps.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Testimonial: "I am going to try this. The sander does get very dusty with wood shavings"
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