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Repair Center  How to Replace the Drive Pulley on a Porter Cable Belt Sander Model 352VS

Why Read This Article?

FOLLOW-AND-FIX: Step-by-step instructions and illustrations walk you through the entire repair process. SAND AND DELIVER: Learn to replace related components while performing this repair. MORE SANDING. LESS SPENDING: Expand sander functionality at a fraction of the cost of offsite repair.

Article Breakdown

Removing the Pulley 1. Remove the drive belt cover. 2. Remove the drive belt. 3. Remove the pulley. Installing the New Pulley 4. Install the pulley. Reassembling the Unit 5. Reinstall the drive belt. 6. Reinstall the drive belt cover.

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Tools & Materials

Fix Factor: Easy Duration: 15 minutes Frequency: As necessary Tools Required: Phillip's screwdriver, pliers, thread sealant, standard screwdriver

How to Replace the Drive Pulley on a Porter Cable Belt Sander Model 352VS

Fixing things makes sense. This article will help you make sense of replacing the drive pulley on Porter Cable belt sander.
How to replace the drive pulley on a Porter Cable belt sander The Facts

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The drive pulley transfers power between the sander's motor and the drive belt. Over time, this pulley can wear out. Replacing the drive pulley is easy to do when you follow these step-by-step instructions.

Let's get started. The Fix   REMOVING THE PULLEY [top] 1. Remove the drive belt cover.

Remove the four retaining screws from the drive belt cover.

 Remove the screws

 

Remove the drive belt cover.

 Remove the cover     2. Remove the drive belt.

Slide the drive belt off of the lower (larger) pulley.

 Remove the belt from the large pulley

 

Remove the drive belt from the sander.

 Remove the belt     3. Remove the drive belt pulley.

Bind the motor by inserting a screwdriver into one of the slots on the side of the armature assembly. This will keep the motor from spinning as you remove the drive pulley. (It is possible to damage the armature, so care must be taken not to allow the screwdriver to slip during this step.)

 Bind the motor

 

This pulley is reverse-threaded. Use pliers to loosen the pulley; rotating in a clockwise direction.

 Loosen the pulley

 

Remove the drive pulley from the spindle.

 Remove the pulley

 

  INSTALLING THE NEW PULLEY [top] 4. Install the new pulley.

Apply thread-sealant to the threads of the new drive pulley.

 Apply thread sealant

 

Thread the new pulley onto the spindle until it is hand-tight.

 Install the pulley

 

Bind the motor by inserting a screwdriver into one of the slots on the side of the armature assembly. This will keep the motor from spinning as you install the drive pulley. (It is possible to damage the armature, so care must be taken not to allow the screwdriver to slip during this step.)

 Bind the motor

 

This pulley is reverse-threaded. Use pliers to secure the pulley; rotating in a counterclockwise direction.

 Secure the pulley

 

  REASSEMBLING THE UNIT [top] 5. Reinstall the drive belt.

Inspect the drive belt for cracks or missing cogs. Replace as necessary.

 Inspect the belt

 

Install the top portion of the drive belt onto the drive pulley.

 Install the top portion of the belt

 

Install the lower portion of the belt onto the drum pulley.

 Install lower belt     6. Reinstall the drive belt cover.

Install the drive belt cover.

 Replace cover

 

Secure the cover with the four screws.

 Secure the cover

  The Finish

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