I just got a new Ridgid wood planer Model # 4330. After setting everything up, we ran the first board.
At about half way it took out a deep gouge, about 6 inches, and shut down. It seems to be locked up.
The Motor runs but the knives do not engage,and the belt is not turning. The self feed is not working.
There is nothing in the owners manual to address this and unfortunately, there is not a phone number for tech support.
My project is converting an old 2 story home on our ranch in Wyoming, into a Bed & Breakfast, I have collected the wood off of original homestead cabins on the ranch to use to wainscot in the bedrooms.
Since the wood is 100+ years old I take great care to clean and allow it to dry thoroughly before planing.
Anyone out there had a similar problem? It seems there should be a way to reset, but the reset is not doing anything,I am very rural and hoping my husband can do that thing he does to fix things up. He’s currently baffled.
Thanks so much. Cricket