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Dewalt D26480 Belt Sander: Belt not spinning.

Had this for 3-4 weeks, worked fine, until the belt started dragging intermittently, now it doesn't spin. Motor running fine. Using the right Dewalt brand belts. The rear drum shaft basically isn't rotating. Any suggestions? Thanks

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The drive drum or idler drum???

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SOURCE: Motor runs but the drive drum that hold the sanding belt does not turn.

Instead of removing the drum, remove the belt and the cover over the gearbox. The gearbox cover is normaly fixed in place by screws around the drive pulley. There may be a couple of screws under the pulley, if so they can be accessed via holes in the pulley wheel itself. Check for worn or stripped gears. These gears can be replaced if need be, but if this is the case make sure you remove and clean out all the grease first and replace that aswell as it may contain bits of teeth that have come off the faulty gear. As far as I know belt sander drive rollers can not be removed without removing the drive inside the gearbox first.

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SOURCE: Dewalt DW433 belt sander stop working, why?

Check the brushes for the motor they may have gone bad or broken, I have seen this happen before on dewalt tools.

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