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Craftsman Sander 315.117120 has begun smoking after mere minutes of sanding and sounds much weaker than it once was. Is this definitely a motor burnout issue, the motor is no longer sold by sears for this product, or could brush replacement fix the problem?

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Brush failure usually doesn't produce much smoke--check the motor windings for apparent overheating. Replacement of the machine appears to be the best solution. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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