I let my buddy borrow my PC and now something not right....

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  1. TQ

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    I let my buddy borrow my 7424 and he said he had problems with it and that it wouldn't spin when applied any pressure to it. He replaced whatever the backing plate screws into and claimed it fixed it however I went to use it tonight and whenever you apply any pressure the pad stops spinning. It's more noticeable if you turn it up past 6 but this is only the second time I've ever used it and I know the last time it wasn't like this because it doesn't make the polish dust since it's not spinning :mad:

    WTF is wrong with this thing? If it's something internal im sure it's out of warranty now so what should I replace it with? :dunno:
     
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    Umm..... what?

    :noes:

    Got any pics of what exactly he said he 'replaced' inside the machine?
     
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    I'll get a pic later but it's got a threaded shaft and bearings on it
     
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    Did he replace the counterweight?
     
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    I don't think so, I think it's the same one I originally had.
     
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    Im curious how you are turning it up past 6?
     
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    I didn't even catch that in the OP.... good question!

    I'm starting to think operator error here.....
     
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    I meant turn it up to 6. Either way whenever you apply pressure the pad stops spinning.
     
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    You know it very well could be user error but I swear I was able to apply moderate pressure without keeping the pad from spinning the last time I used this thing (a year ago....) I'm going to finish my car tonight so I'll report back. I looked at the thing he replaced and I couldn't see anything stripped out on it, I mean, its a threaded shaft with 2 bearings on it :dunno:
     

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