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Introducción

This guide will show you how to replace the fan belt in a Clarke EZ-8 floor sander.

  1. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Disconnect all power cables: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Before you begin your repair, disconnect all power cables to reduce the risk of short circuits and electric shock.

  2. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the dust bag: paso 2, imagen 1 de 2 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the dust bag: paso 2, imagen 2 de 2
    • Pull on the dust bag to remove it from the dust tube.

    • If the dust bag doesn't slide off easily, gently twist it back and forth while pulling to free it from the tube.

  3. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the dust tube: paso 3, imagen 1 de 1
    • Pull up on the dust tube to remove it from the sander.

  4. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the belt guard screws: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a long Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the belt guard:

    • One 1/4-20 x 18 mm screw

    • One 1/4-20 x 30 mm screw

  5. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the belt guard: paso 5, imagen 1 de 2 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the belt guard: paso 5, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the belt guard.

  6. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the dust shoe plate: paso 6, imagen 1 de 1
    • Carefully tilt the floor sander onto its side, exposing the sanding drum and the dust shoe plate.

    • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the four screws on the underside of the sander securing the dust shoe plate.

    • Remove the dust shoe plate.

  7. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Loosen the motor mount nuts: paso 7, imagen 1 de 2 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Loosen the motor mount nuts: paso 7, imagen 2 de 2
    • In the following steps you will loosen the nuts that hold the motor in place on the frame of the sander to release the tension on the fan belt.

    • For the purposes of this repair, there is no need to fully remove any of the nuts in the following steps. Just loosen them enough to allow the motor to slide back and forth.

  8. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement: paso 8, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a socket wrench with an extension and a deep 1/2" socket to loosen the two nuts behind the dust shoe plate.

    • The nuts may be very tight. Use a breaker bar or impact driver if necessary.

  9. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a 1/2" wrench to loosen the other two nuts securing the motor.

  10. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, De-tension the fan belt: paso 10, imagen 1 de 2 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, De-tension the fan belt: paso 10, imagen 2 de 2
    • Slide the motor along its mounting slots toward the back of the sander until the fan belt is detensioned.

    • During reassembly, slide the motor back to its original position before tightening the four motor mount nuts. Check that both belts are properly tracked and tensioned before securing the belt guard back into place.

  11. Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the fan belt: paso 11, imagen 1 de 3 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the fan belt: paso 11, imagen 2 de 3 Clarke Floor Sander 07012A 2012 Fan Belt Replacement, Remove the fan belt: paso 11, imagen 3 de 3
    • Remove the fan belt.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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i would have never thought to lower the motor, i would love a video but this demo helped me get my belt replaced without the hassle of wondering how to stretch the belt!

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