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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Loose sanding belt
Hi, Consult your user manual for the instructions to install a new belt. Follow these instructions selectively to tighten the belt tension. Here they are....
CHANGING DRIVE BELT
Using a phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws
in the center of the pulley cover.
Remove the cover.
Raise sanding belt to the vertical sanding position.
Next, loosen the hex head set screw. Raising the motor
pulley releases the belt tension.
Remove the old drive belt.
Fit the new drive belt on the drive pulley first and then on
the motor pulley.
Test belt tension by squeezing the belt with your fingers.
Adjust the belt tension with the hex head set screw until
there is about 1/4 in. (6 mm) of give.
Tighten the belt tension nut securely.
Note: Excessive tightness on the drive belt may cause
increased noise and overload the motor. Excessive
looseness on the drive belt may cause the drive belt to
fail prematurely and make a severe chattering noise.
Using a phillips head screwdriver, reinstall the pulley cover
and the two phillips head screws. Tighten securely.
Good Luck! Middles
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
SOURCE: Porter Cable belt sander
try to rig the nozzle of a shop vac to the part where the bag would normally connect and run the sander simultaneously with vac for a few minutes and see if that helps
Posted on Jan 11, 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: Sanding Belt Slips Badly
Check and see if the pulleys on the sander are not glazed this somtimes will cause the belt to slip. Give them a good cleaning. If this does not help there is a good chance the spring on the belt tensioner is weak and need changed.
Hop this helps
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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