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Forum topic by wncguy posted 03-05-2013 12:42 AM 1297 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wncguy

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03-05-2013 12:42 AM

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Using my Ridgid oscillating sander today working on a band saw box… things Okay then when I had it off for abit, turned it on & just humming/buzzing sound & spindle wouldn’t turn. Purchased last June & used perhaps only 1 hour per week.
Any suggestions on what to check/try?
I have name of service place & guess if nothing else I can take to them.
Thanks!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad


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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:01 AM

Can you move the belt/spindle by hand?
That has a brush type motor, I believe, and could have some saw dust under the brushes.
Blowing it out with compressed air might help.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 01:03 AM

Yep, my first move would be to clean that sucker out with compressed air.

-- John, BC, Canada

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wncguy

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 01:28 PM

crank & nwbusa – yes I can move the shaft/spindle. I will try the compressed air today.
Thanks!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 10:45 PM

Any luck?

-- John, BC, Canada

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wncguy

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 11:34 PM

John – unfortunately no… I located a Ridgid repair place in the area & they said they would work on it & handle the warranty details for me. They think it’s a motor issue.
I really appreciate you checking back with me.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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nwbusa

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 12:00 AM

No worries… hopefully the repair will be covered under warranty or the LSA. I use mine quite a bit and it’s held up really well. Hope they get back you up and running soon!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 12:02 AM

nice thing about ridgid toosl: you have a lifetime guarantee…...

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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toolie

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#8 posted 03-08-2013 01:26 AM

nice thing about ridgid toosl: you have a lifetime guarantee……

sorry, but that is an incorrect statement where ridgid’s orange colored tools are concerned. in summary, ridgid handheld and stationary power tools carry a 3 year guaranty and their original owner may register those new tools with ridgid’s lifetime service agreement (LSA). failure by the original owner to register a new tool with the LSA results in NO LSA coverage and just the 3 year guaranty. here are the terms of ridgid’s coverages:

http://www.ridgid.com/tools/power-tool-warranty

FTR, our family owns a LOT of ridgid tools and we’ve always been satisfied with them and the support services.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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