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
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