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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: sander kick out
I cant find anything on the powermatic tool that you listed, but is this something recent? Look at the nameplate on the machine and if it a large unit it would probably say around 15-20 amps but to start the unit sometimes it pulls more than the listed rating and could be causing your problem. Check the outlet that you have it plugged into, is there anything else online with this that would draw a lot of current when starting e.g. freezer. If you can provide me with some more data I will check other floor sanders and see what I can come up with.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
Sounds like the last time it was being used a piece of old belt tore off and wedged itself in the sander locking the belt wheel from turning, unplug and try to clear it out,you may have to take off a shield to gain access.
If its not a stoppage of the belt wheel, it may need new brushes, that would be the next thing to test after it has been cleared for any obstruction, generally brushes cause a nasty smell when they are burnt out, unplug the tool and open up the slotted ports that contain the brushes, one on each side of the motor, replace if they are worn too far down.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
a lot of times sawdust gets into the switch contacts and won't allow the tool to operate. I would try turning the switch on/off several times and see if it temporarily helps. Also check the cord. Let me know if you need more assistance.
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
Did you pull the plastic cover on the left side to see if the drive belt has broken? I think the cover is held on with only one screw.
Posted on Aug 23, 2012
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