Question about Porter Cable Random Orbital Sander, 5"
I may not have the whole picture, but all random orbits spin wildly if they are not pressed onto the wood a little. Do you mean it is not oscellating, but just spinning when it is on the wood? That would be an issue requiring cleaning or repair, otherwise, just don't turn it on until you have placed it on the wood to avoid marring.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Just solved my problem with Porter Cable 333 orbital sander which just groaned. I thought the worst. I carefully took it apart on the garage floor and immediately suspected it needed lubrication as the motor turned hard. I used my flexible long plastic tube lubrication and put some on the bottom bearing shaft the best I could. I worked it around and around. I began to feel it turning easier. I applied more oil and kept moving and it became completely free. I put a drop on the top bearing even though it was loose. I put it all back together and it works like new. Lesson: do not look for the worst when a tool quits. Suspect the culprit to be lack of lubrication!!!
Posted on Aug 15, 2011
could be a couple things but I am going to guess the switch is contaminated and keeps tool from running. The switch number is A22667 and lists for 2.81. What you can do to find out possibly is hold tool up and in rapid sequence turn tool on and off and sometimes it will move enough dirt to operate. Let me know if you need any more assistance
Posted on May 16, 2009
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