119 posts in 3802 days. Sort by. This thread is archived. My Beloved Sander has Finally Died so I Took it Apart to See what was Inside. If you are an amateur boat builder you get to love and hate sanding. I recommend that you check the electrical outlet to make sure that it has power. Because the cable was in a good condition, we decided to connect the sander to the power. All I get is a buzzing sound when I pull the trigger. - - Once powered, we were able to diagnose that sander belt was not turning but the engine was working fine. After almost 20 years of use by Makita orbital sander stopped working. The motor seamed to have no load; it was spinning but nothing else happened. Plug a small tool or appliance into the outlet to make sure that it is working. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. - First we inspected the power cable. can you help? top (suggested) level 1. I've had this Ridgid belt sander for a few years. Here are a few photos. 01-10-2012 12:26 AM . - We decided to open the machine. Here is a direct link for the owner's manual on that model: Owner's Manual for Craftsman Sander 351.225950 . I do not see an overload or reset button on that sander. It eventually stopped expelling sawdust into the bag and now has stopped working completely. You become very close to your sander. model 315.11701. Random Orbit sander stopped working « back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum. Topic tags/keywords: question sander. Ryobi sander stopped working and caked in dust, motor gets hot and smells bad. share. Forum topic by Justin: posted 01-10-2012 12:26 AM: 17760 views: 0 times favorited: 8 replies: Justin. whilst using my mouse sander around the beading on a glass panelled door, the tip of the sander touched the glass, the sander seemed to backfire and would not start again,I have checked the fuse visually ,no scorch marks .what can be the problem? home | projects | blog. 81% Upvoted. Out came the tools and I got ready to perform a post mortem. I just installed a new 3' belt and used the trigger to get it installed but it will not move the belt when I hit the trigger even though the motor runs.Craftsman 3 inch belt sander-3" by 21" belt. 6 comments. save hide report. Should I try compressed air or some sort of electrical contact cleaner? how to mend a Black and Decker mouse sander? Get shopping advice from experts, friends and the community! Re: Ro 150 Feq Sander Stopped working suddenly « Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 10:59 AM » same thing happened to me, they replaced the cord and the plug on the sander, havent had a problem since, cant remember the exact cost but it was some thing like 60 quid including the cost of a replacement cord