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wncguy

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466 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Just got a call from the authorized repair center for Ridgid on my EB4424 oscillating sander. Told me the motor was shot & they were told motors are on back order. It covered under warranty, but I sure hate being without it.
It’s not been abused & less than 1 year old. Repair guy says there’s been a problem with these motors.

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#1 posted 466 days ago

Ouch I just bought one and I can’t for one day be without mine, reason I bought it in the first place as my Rockwell just bombed on me, thought I was getting a good one with Rigid name on it, only had it for a week not to late for me to return it and go back for the Jet that I had to begin with.

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#2 posted 466 days ago

I have to say, I know there’s a lot of happy 4424 owners and hearing of the motor being shot and this being a common occurrence is new to me.

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wncguy

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#3 posted 466 days ago

NiteWalker & Blackie – I bought mine based on the very good reviews & experience from comments here. I was very happy with it until this happened. I honestly don’t think I had more than 25 hours of use on it over several months. Blackie – don’t know that I’d return yours unless there is supporting comments from other that may have purchased in last 12 months. It’s possible they may have changed source for the motor? Maybe someone knows if that may have happened.

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 466 days ago

i’ve had mine for about 6 weeks and “knock on wood”no problems.i haven’t heard of the problem either.
i’m gonna try to get on the ridgid forum later and see if anyone is saying anything.thanks for the heads up.

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wncguy

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#5 posted 466 days ago

whitebeast88 – if you find anything, please let me know (PM is Okay). I don’t know what the Ridgid forum is. I’m frosted that the repair guy can’t even give me a estimate on when he can get the new motor.

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#6 posted 466 days ago

I have one that I bought used several years ago, it works like a charm

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