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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is fixable if you are technically competent. All parts are still available online. It could be one of two problems:
1 - The rollers are driven by two gear & chain mechanisms on the height adjuster side of the unit. I did have a drive chain break once.
2 - If it isn't that than the gearbox has cracked / gear stripped under the torque load. This is also fixable, each individual gear and the gearbox housing are still available (10-09), but it requires substaintial teardown.
As you disassemble the unit just be careful once you remove the crossover height adjuster shaft - you don't want to turn one lifter by itself and have the planer higher on one side. It really is a simple teardown, just lots of parts. If you like the planer it is worth it; parts are cheap. If you are like me, you enjoy tearing stuff down to see how it's made and you hate throwing out $200 tools because only one little part broke!
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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I do not know the model of your planer, so I can only direct you to one of my favorite sites hoping this helps.
You can right click and select open or double left click on the link. If that does not get you to the site you can select and copy the site address pasting it into your browser address bar and clicking on refresh or go. This will take you to the Ryobi planer site, and you can select your model number to find your part.
I usually cannot order just one part, since I always can find some other parts for my tools to keep them in working order.
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