DW 733 not feeding

I have a year old DW 733 planer thats had only about 150 BF of polpar and maple through it. Just recently, it has stopped feeding the wood through very well, as though the feed rollers are slipping on the wood - I need to push it in, then slide around and pull the wood out to avoid a hot spot on the surface. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? I haven't changed the blades yet, the cut surface still looks really good. Is there any way I can try to clean the rollers? what with?
Thanks in advance.
Ian
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Denatured alcohol on a lint free cloth.
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Are the rollers rotating? Check the cog-belt and drive gears to see if the belt is bad or if one of the gears came loose.
Bob S.

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Thanks, I'll give that a try tomorrow. The rollers are turning, just not gripping the wood as well as they used to.
Ian

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what Bob said. My 733 rollers started slipping and that's what I used. that was years ago and I haven't had any slippage since (other than a disc or two :) )
dave
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Yup. Same thing.
A little wax on the beds, and a water-moistened rag worked for me. I consider it a part of required maintenance (it's all of a 3-minute procedure) every 100 bf or so of thicknessing. I don't consider using water a problem because I generally fire the thing back up and it becomes "wind-dry" in withing 30 seconds. I assume the problem is just dust and not pitch or some other contaminant. I'm sure DNA works, but I thought it might be a little harsh on the rubber.
-Steve

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G'day, I have the same problem with mine and have had since I bought it, but a quick spray of Topcoat on the beds (See Link) and I'm back under way. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?page@952&category=1,43415,43440&abspage=1&ccurrency=3&SID Cheers Iain

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Righto you are. I picked up a can and it works great. No residue on the surface but it makes wood slide so easy.
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