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Offline dupe

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RO150 Noise level and repair
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:18 PM »
I've had my 150 since 2016. I work a desk job, but hobbyist woodworking/carpentry. Levelled plenty of paint, flooring, and cross-cut stumps. The sander seems PM exponentially louder than it used to be and wondering if anyone's sent it in for service for these reasons?

Questions to follow would be, how long did it take, what did they find, and how much? I've read about bearings, but that they can be a pain without much experience or proper tools...

I buy most of my tools from Beaver Industrial Supply, they mention offering service but the link just takes you to Festool. Any advise on what avenue to pursue for service would be appreciated as well as any experience with the increased noise.

Thank you,
MFT.1080    CT.Midi    DF.500    DTS.400    ETS.EC150/3    RO.150    RO.90    CXS 10.8

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Offline Alex

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Re: RO150 Noise level and repair
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 06:09 PM »
If you had your Rotex since 2016, and you bought it new, then you don't have to worry about the sound. No way is that Rotex in any way worn. I've had mine since 2008, it's seen a ton of use, and it is still going strong and never needed service.

So don't worry about the sound, as long as the sander works as intended it's fine.

Offline dupe

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Re: RO150 Noise level and repair
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 03:46 PM »
Thank you Alex. Still going strong, no issues, but holy sh@# is it loud. Louder than it used to be, Seems that way since I used it for edging when refinishing our floors..
MFT.1080    CT.Midi    DF.500    DTS.400    ETS.EC150/3    RO.150    RO.90    CXS 10.8

Offline Birdhunter

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  • Woodworker, Sportsman, Retired
Re: RO150 Noise level and repair
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 06:57 PM »
My 150 isn’t loud at all.. I’d send it in to Festool.

Offline binettea

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Re: RO150 Noise level and repair
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 07:49 PM »
I think you should contact Festool customer support. My experience with them so far is excellent.