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Forum topic by adot45 posted 05-25-2022 04:13 PM 393 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2022 04:13 PM

Went out to the shop early this morning to start sanding the rings I glued up yesterday. Got all the SS band clamps off.
Took them over to my drum sander, turned the dust collection on and flipped the drum sander on……nothing.


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#1 posted 05-25-2022 04:22 PM

No click from the switch or hum from the motor?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 05-25-2022 04:46 PM

Hi Ken, I had a full paragraph that somehow disappeared and didn’t get posted, outlining my trouble shooting.
But in short, I applied power directly to the drum motor and it took off. Did the same for the conveyor motor and it took off. I ordered a new switch from Amazon and will be here tomorrow. Taking it apart now and taking lots of pictures.

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#3 posted 05-25-2022 05:24 PM

Well, it’s too bad that the switch crapped out. But if something had to crap out, I’m glad it was the switch!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 05-25-2022 05:37 PM

I just got it removed and it rattles…!…looking more and more like the switch was the culprit.
$7.80 Amazon prime, that’s the kind of maintenance I can handle! It’s been a good machine for me so no room to complain.

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#5 posted 05-25-2022 05:47 PM

Some machine switches are susceptible to sawdust, especially toggle switches. Often you can disassemble the switch to remove or blow out the dust. Install a clear plastic flap under the upper mounting screw to reduce the access of sawdust through the toggle opening.

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