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Forum topic by woodsmithshop posted 11-30-2018 10:21 PM 321 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodsmithshop

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11-30-2018 10:21 PM

I have a Milwaukee random orbit sander that until recently has been a good sander, it just started jumping when I place it on my project, it is uncontrollable, I have cleaned it out by taking it apart and blowing all the dust out, but it still bucks and jumps, gouging my project. Anyone have any idea what can cause this problem?

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 10:26 PM

Does that sander have the “belt” that controls the speed of the unit? I’ve had that go bad on my Porter Cable ros.
That can cause the jumping you’re having.

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 11:36 PM

Does that sander have the “belt” that controls the speed of the unit? I’ve had that go bad on my Porter Cable ros.
That can cause the jumping you’re having.

I don’t know, I’ll have to check that out, when I had it apart I did not see a belt though.

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#3 posted 12-01-2018 01:50 AM

I have looked at the parts list and can’t find a belt, still looking for solution.

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#4 posted 12-01-2018 01:59 AM

from what I can tell looking at parts list it is a brake pad that must be worn that causes the problem. I will order one and see if that fixes it.

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#5 posted 12-01-2018 04:25 AM

I had an older PC ROS that did that. I still have donuts in a couple of projects from that POS. I’ve found newer sanders from Bosch and Makita perform better, but while I still used that one placing it on the work surface and giving it a two-handed grip before powering on eliminated the problem.

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