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 Post subject: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Soo I was told the cap was bad on the big sander. I went out and bought what I thought was the right cap. Went to take off the old cap and found that it was leaking. Regardless of if the cap I had was the wrong size I took it off. Paul currently has the cap and is looking for a new part.

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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:36 pm 
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The cap is in the e-waste bin, but I snapped a photo and am looking into getting a replacement.


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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:54 am 
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I'm dying to know who told you the cap was bad.

I get all curious like that.

I had heard of several other possible reasons, including issues with a centrifigal switch, and missing a phase in the power run for that area.

If you did indeed find a leaky cap, and someone was able to diagnose the problem as a bad cap without cracking open the case, I'd like to meet this person.

Any idea on when it might be up and running again?

I have (had?) plans to use it pretty extensively today and saturday.

Thanks for looking at fixing this, guys, it's appreciated it.

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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:22 pm 
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I think a few people pointed out that it was probably a bad start cap, myself included. A bad starting capacitor is almost always the cause when a motor runs fine, but won't start without a push.

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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:42 pm 
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excellent.

I want to make it clear, I'm asking only out of curiousness, not bitchiness.

If I come off as snarky, please forgive.

I'm excited at the prospect of this thing working correctly.

Thanks guys!

Riley

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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:43 pm 
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Just to add a note of support, I was one of the folks who saw the bad cap while the unit was apart. The electrolyte was everywhere inside the base of the sander - it was definitely toast.

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 Post subject: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:08 am 
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Juno, maybe you can tell John how large in physical dimension it was!?


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 Post subject: Re: Who broke the big sander?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:30 am 
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I don't have exact dimensions or anything, but if I recall correctly, the old cap was about 3/4" to an inch smaller in diameter than the replacement we had on hand. There's a metal clip (much like a broom handle clip you'd screw to the inside of a closet) under the motor mount casting that roughly conforms to this desired diameter - this clip held the old cap.

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