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Black and Decker BDERO100 Troubleshooting

The BDERO100 is a 5 in. Random Orbit sander manufactured by Black and Decker.

Sander will not turn on ¶ 

The Orbital Sander will not turn on.

Faulty power button ¶ 

Make sure that the power button is not damaged. If so then you will need to replace the power button.

Faulty power cable/adapter ¶ 

Make sure that the power cord and AC adapter has no cracks, exposed wires, or damage. If so then you will need to replace the power cord.

Weak power source ¶ 

The power adapter needs to be able to receive at least 120 volts through an AC power outlet.

Not spinning fast enough ¶ 

The orbital sander turns on but does not spin fast enough to perform efficiently.

Sander not getting enough power ¶ 

Make sure that the power cord and AC adapter has no cracks, exposed wires, or damage. If so then you will need to replace the power cord.

Weak power source ¶ 

The power adapter needs to be able to receive at least 120 volts through an AC power outlet.

The filter is not collecting enough dust ¶ 

There is a lot of dust coming out of the Sander when in use.

The suction sections are blocked ¶ 

Make sure to clean the suction points that are located on the rotating part. Remove the sanding element by pulling off the velcro. Clean the small holes with a Q-tip and place the sanding element back.

The filter is not attached properly ¶ 

Make sure you not only insert the filter but also rotate it clockwise in order to lock it in place.

The filter is full ¶ 

Detach the filter by rotating it counterclockwise and pull out. Remove the plastic section and empty the contents of the fabric filter. Put the filter back and rotate clockwise to lock in place before turning on again.

Hook-and-Loop System Detached ¶ 

After using the device for a while, the hook-and-loop system fell apart.

Velcro Came Off ¶ 

If the glue that attaches the velcro wore off, you should re-glue it using silicone glue or another strong adhesive. Clean the residue from the left over glue, add a decent amount of the new adhesive, and press the velcro back on the device on its original position. If necessary, clean off excess of glue.

Plastic Broke Off ¶ 

If the plastic connected to the velcro broke off, it will need to be replaced. Follow the instructions of our hook-and-loop replacement guide to do this.

Sand Disc Falls Off ¶ 

If the sanding paper disc keeps falling off, it may have become worn beyond its usefulness. If so, replace it with a new one.

Sander heats up too fast ¶ 

After turning on the device, it heats up much more than expected.

Too much use ¶ 

After using the device for a while it heats up, so if it's reused before the heat dissipates it might seem like the device heats up faster. Let the device rest for a moment if this happens.

Power Problems ¶ 

If the outlet providing the power to the device is not in perfect conditions, and with the correct voltage, it might overheat the device.

Bad brushes ¶ 

After some use the brushes or the rotor might need replacement, and one signal to know if the brushes need replacement is the device heating up more than normal. To replace the brushes please refer to the holder brush replacement guide.

Bad Motor ¶ 

As last instance, the motor might have internal problems which might lead to overheating. To fix this issue, please refer to the motor replacement guide.

Sparks coming out of the motor ¶ 

You can see sparks and fumes coming out from inside of the device.

Bad Motor ¶ 

As last instance, the motor might have internal problems which might lead to sparks. To fix this issue, please refer to the motor replacement guide.

One Comment

The sander base falls off. The center of the sander turns so how do I screw the base back into place?

Ken - Reply

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