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Blog entry by wncguy posted 392 days ago 590 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time back I was bemoaning the absence of my Ridgid Oscillating sander due to motor failure… Finally have it back from repair place. Long story but missed it for almost 4 months. Comedy of errors but to be honest I believe some issues were the “authorized” repair place & not Ridgid tech service. People there I talked to were friendly & helpful. They ended up sending me a new belt assembly to replace the old one that probably should have been done by the repair place when they changed the motor.

Anyway, the TS people said that when Emerson changed to a new motor (that is now in mine), it required a new belt assembly. Attaching photo of the old & new one assembly (it’s installed on sander). Metal versus plastic drums was obvious change. Also guess there is difference in how they have motor attaching to shaft… Funny thing is that I was in HD a few days before my assembly showed up & I was looking at their 4424’s & they had the metal drums. Guess the production model now is more like mine. Purchased mine is about 13 months old & it was fixed under warranty .
Finally got back to my boxes – needed 12 done for a cousins reunion if a hurry. Will post on projects

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



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 392 days ago

Looks like a nice improvement with the metal components. I did have a plastic drum overheat and fail once. Home Depot replaced it without hassles.

Glad you’re up and running again.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 392 days ago

Good to know, thank you : )

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#3 posted 392 days ago

On mine the drums are some kind of rubber. Couldn’t the belt slip on the metal drums?

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wncguy

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#4 posted 392 days ago

Jeff – I used the sander for several hours in past week & no problems with any belt slip.

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

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 392 days ago

glad to hear you got it back,i know i’d sure miss mine.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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