20 Most Recent Makita BO5010 5" Random Orbit Sander Questions & Answers

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Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015

HI, i have a feeling the pad could be the issue there. The genuine Makita one is designed for the motor, so unless the the replacement is exactly the same thickness, diameter, and weight then you will have problems. Imagine putting a small wheel designed for a car on a truck, that kind of issue. Best thing to do is to try putting the old Makita pad back onto the machine and see if that make any difference. (that is if you still have it) At work we have had similar problems where we have used non-genuine circular saw blades onto our Makita saws, and its has burnt the motor out.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

Just under the sandpaper pad is a bearing that allows the pad to work as an orbital, that is it can turn freely, independently of the armature. If enough sawdust builds up around or inside this bearing the pad will spin like you describe and this is a fairly common problem with orbital sanders. You need Makita part number 211236-8 or a bearing #6002LL. It's fairly easy to replace; remove the screw in the center of the pad and remove it. Depending on which is tighter, the bearing will either be in the back of the pad or it will stay on the armature. Pry it off/out of the sander. Reassemble everything with the new bearing and you'll be back in business.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

Buy from one of the many on-line parts sellers. Or do a Google search and you'll find hundreds.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Use some loctite thread locker on them.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jan 17, 2010

Im not sure what you mean "out of control" but the tool is only meant to be on while in use . If the tool is really going crazy ,pull off orbital and check all screws and tighten accordingly

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

Never start the Sander without first placing it against the surface to be sanded. In free air the Sander will not osolate.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jun 12, 2009

Big lots have them for sale, on occasion. I've purchased 5" felt there several times.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Jan 28, 2009


let me know if that doesnt help and i'll talk you through it. i'm guessing you just forgot the order the pieces go back together.

Makita BO5010 5"... | Answered on Dec 10, 2008

Contact Makita Support direct. This may be a warranty issue. Maker says the Head Clamp is automated.
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Makita Tools &... | Answered on Oct 24, 2020

Google doesn't seem to be able to find the part number you supplied...

Check your instruction book but I believe the flashing red light to mean the intelligent charger is refusing to charge the battery because it has tested it and found it faulty but there is no way of knowing what the fault is.
There is a temperature sensor inside the battery and perhaps that has failed the test - or it could be a crystalised cell that has been discharged too long - or it could be the battery is trying to consume too much current - or perhaps it is open circuit and consumes nothing...

Makita Tools &... | Answered on Oct 24, 2020

You may need to change the brushes if it is a brushed motor. When you do this you may need to clean the armature with some contact cleaner and a rough cloth to remove and build up of gunk.
It's best to change brushes early, as overheating due to wear can cause damage to the armature and brush holders. New brushes are easily found online, and very cheap.
See here for a demonstration of how to change brushes.

Makita Tools &... | Answered on Mar 27, 2019

If you are certain your batteries charge on another charger then its time to replace your charger - there are no serviceable parts in it.
Or you can sell it as a music box...

Makita Tools &... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

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