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I just bought a used dewalt dw433 and it arrived DOA. It is the one with the sanding frame and don't want to have to send it back because I got it for a great price (now I know why). The motor runs (that is to say the armature spins), but the belt and the drive pulley does not. The motor gets electricity so the brushes and armature should be fine. But could this be a drive belt or a "field" problem? I am very mechanically inclined but have never dealt with this type of diagnosis/repair. I am sure I could fix it myself if I just found out what needs replacing. Please help!

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  • sbinig Nov 26, 2010

    I cannot believe I paid $6 for someone to respond to me almost 3 weeks later. What a ripoff!
    Yes it was the drive belt but I already knew this and fixed it 2 weeks ago. When the website said it would take "some" time to get back with me I didn't know it would be 3 weeks! CAVEAT EMPTOR! Let the buyer beware they will rip you off!

  • sbinig Nov 26, 2010

    Hell no it wasn't helpful 3 weeks after I asked the question. You can go on any of the other free boards and got an answer within days and not have paid $6 for it.



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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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