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Author Topic: RO 150 sander pad stops spinning in Rotex mode  (Read 596 times)

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Offline jlpete72

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RO 150 sander pad stops spinning in Rotex mode
« on: July 08, 2019, 02:44 PM »
I have a 2005 or 2006 Festool RO 150 sander. It has, since I purchased it, been my go to sander.

Last weekend I was sanding some outdoor benches in direct drive mode. I was applying enough downward pressure to keep the sander from jumping around.

After 5-10 minutes of sanding the pad stopped rotating and felt like it was no longer being driven. The motor continued to run.

I stopped sanding immediately and let the unit rest for a couple of minutes.  When I resumed sanding, the pad did spin and it did sand, but now I am leary of applying pressure when sanding.

Has anyone ever experienced this?  If so, what was your resolution?

Jerry Peterson

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