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Sander Is Not Powering On ¶ 

Cut/Broken Electrical Cord ¶ 

The electrical cord may be damaged. Check for cuts or exposed wire.

Broken On/Off Switch ¶ 

The On/Off switch may be damaged or jammed. This will require you to break down the sander and replace the switch.

Sander Is Operating at Only One Speed or Will Not Change Speeds ¶ 

Broken Variable Speed Switch ¶ 

The variable speed switch may be damaged or jammed. You are going to have to take the sander apart to replace the switch.

Sandpaper Is Not Adhering to Sanding Pad ¶ 

Worn/Damaged Velcro on Sanding Pad ¶ 

The hook velcro on the sanding pad may be damaged. You are going to want to replace your sanding pad.

Sander Is Not Collecting Dust ¶ 

Dirty/Clogged Microfilter Dust Canister ¶ 

Your dust canister may be clogged or full of dust. If your dust canister is clogged you might need to clean or replace it entirely.

Unable to Tighten Socket Head Cap Screw when Replacing Sanding Pad ¶ 

Stripped Sanding Pad Driver and/or Socket Head Cap Screw ¶ 

The internal sanding pad driver may be stripped and/or the socket head cap screw. Replace both components.

Sanding Pad Socket Head Cap Screw Will Not Stay Tight During Operation ¶ 

Stripped Sanding Pad Driver and/or Socket Head Cap Screw ¶ 

The internal sanding pad driver may be stripped and/or the socket head cap screw. Replace both components.

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