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Offline LM

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festool CTM 26 E - Suction Fluctuating
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Hi wonder if anyone can help me?
I have recently got a Festool CTM26e 230V it is approx 18months old and i purchased second hand but have been given the warranty certificate.

i used it for the first time while sanding with the RTSC 400 i have the 36mm hose with a reducer to the 27mm sander port and the CTM set to 36mm, it extracted all the dust flawlessly but i noticed the suction fluctuated "pulsing" is this normal? it is not the AC model so thought i would check if this is correct operation?

Thanks Leigh

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Offline Alex

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Re: festool CTM 26 E - Suction Fluctuating
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 02:40 PM »
There is nothing normal about the suction pulsing, it should be an even, steady flow at all times.

Offline bkharman

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festool CTM 26 E - Suction Fluctuating
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:18 PM »
Sounds like some scraps might be lodged in the hose somewhere. I know I have had that thumping sound happen before. Cleared the hose and all is well again.

Cheers. Bryan.

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