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Q about output shaft from motor on my sander

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Kaptain_Kurt, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Kaptain_Kurt

    Kaptain_Kurt Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 53

    Sometimes my sander needs a good kick to get spinning after loading it with sand. Also, it seems to freeze up very easily. When this happens, I assumed the output shaft from the motor would keep turning and the belt that drives the spinner would just slip, but that is not the case. What happens is the output shaft from the motor stops turning when I engage the clutch. Is this supposed to happen? There must be a mechanism to slip that shaft if the spinner will not turn? Or is something broke in there? It does work, just befuddles me that the shaft can stop turning while the engine is running.