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Forum topic by Cory posted 07-11-2010 07:49 PM 1994 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cory

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07-11-2010 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid oss belt sander

I just bought one of these off of craigs list. I can’t get the belt to track straight. No matter how I adjust it the belt rides up and off of the track.

What am I doing wrong? Any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.


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Gary

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 07:59 PM

There is an adjustment but I can’t tell you where. You can find the manual on line

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Steven H

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 08:13 PM

I had this problem also even others too.

Go to the page of 21 in the Manual.

If the sand belt runs down toward the table, turn the tracking knob clockwise 1/4 turn.

If the sanding belt, runs up away from the table, turn the tracking knob counterclockwise 1/4 turn.

The best way to do this is when the sander is on, which can be very dangerous.

And adjust it.

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NBeener

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 08:14 PM

What Steven H said.

If that does NOT work, then … yours needs servicing. That IS the correct procedure….

-- -- Neil

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Cory

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 08:30 PM

Thanks all. I’ve tried that adjustment and it made it better but didn’t fix it. I assume I can find a service center through ridgids web site?

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 08:31 PM

Yup.

Specifically … here

-- -- Neil

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jeff_wenz

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 11:33 PM

Have you tried a different belt? I would try that before taking it to a repair center. That elimnates one variable. The sander takes a 4×24” belt.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 11:47 PM

There’s been some additional progress made, over on Sawmill Creek:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=144060

Methinks Cory may have a screw loose ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Steven H

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#8 posted 07-12-2010 01:28 AM

Cory

Is there anything touching the belt from the inside? That cause mine to happen.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=131501&d=1257006060

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Cory

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#9 posted 07-12-2010 03:33 PM

Beener is right, I do have a screw loose…..and now on to my problem!

I am missing a spring and washer that keeps the smaller of the two cylinders in line. So, when the belt starts to spin it climbs up sending the belt flying off of the drive. I’ve ordered the spring and that should fix the problem. Here’s a pic of what I mean:

That should solve the problem.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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