While I have had good sanding experiences with the R2600, Anyone have
trouble with using the dust collection port attached to a shop vacuum?
I have now had 2 of the R2600's die when I plugged in my shop vac into
the dust collection port. It seems like the suction caused enough
resistance on the motor that it "burned" out. I got the first one
replaced under the 90 day return policy and I didn't try the vacuum
attached mode again until this weekend and guess what... it happened
again. This time I can't just take it back to the store but must either
go through the warranty service or order the parts and do it myself. I
took it all a part (pretty simple machine actually!) and could find no
obvious mechanical problems. So the only electronics are a PC board
associated with the switch or the armature itself. Both are about $25
parts from Ridgidparts. I'd rather order 1 and not both to find out I
only need one.
My best guess is that something blew on the PC board but it could be
perhaps a short in the armature windings maybe?
Can anyone tell me what the resistance of the armature should be in one
that isn't broken? I meaured mine to be about 4 Ohms on adjacent
armature contacts and about 8 ohms on contacts on opposite sides of the
I'd appreciate any info! Thanks in advance!
DUDE! That is some really complex shit you're laying on use here.
I know *I* can't process this soberly.
hang on, let me read your question again....
This is a lifetime warranty thing. GBTYFS
One time only: Go Back To Your F. Store
I have a few Ridgid things. So far, so good.
I'd like to say thanks for you "useful" advice. I am glad your Ridgid
stuff has been "so far so good". However, if you run into trouble with
any of it, I suggest you read through the archives of this group for
people's experiences with Ridgid service. After 90 days, the store will
not take back or service this sander. It has to go to a authorized
service center. And from what I gather from this board, service is
spotty and can take a long time. Since this machine is very simple on
the inside, ordering a part and doing it myself is likely faster and
possibly cheaper if you include shipping/ or driving costs to get it to
the service center.
So please save your sarcasm for someone else.
Do you still have the two sanders? Or at least a working one? Would you
measure the resistance across the armature of the working one for me?
If you just use a ohmeter and measure by touching the brushes it reads
about 8-10 Ohms on mine.
Thanks if you get a chance.
Joe Bemier wrote:
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