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My Makita 9901 belt sander is used but very slightly and now is just frustrating to even use. What is the most common cause for tensioning roller to keep pulling the sanding belt over against the housing? It will run balanced in the center for 15 seconds then jam over to the side and now has worn grooves in the housing. Of course it tears up belt edges which are not free. I am ready to toss it and buy another. Is this a bad design flaw by Makita or do all models share the same problem? Thanks Rick

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Hi,
There is a screw that changes the angle of the roller to change the tracking of the belt... this is very sensitive and probably if you are having trouble is more a reflection of the belt quality then the sander...try different belts before you toss the sander... I have had one for years and love it... although the belt tracking is tricky sometimes anss your have to keep after it...
The adjust ment is very touchy only turn it maybe 1/8 turn at a time...

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