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Offline Harrington

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RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« on: April 08, 2014, 06:16 PM »
Just purchased a Rotex RO90 DX FEQ and sanded for about 10 min, was working fine and the switch would change to all three modes.
I then attached the delta sanding pad and worked it for a bit.
Then when I changed back to the regular sanding pad the switch will only stay in the delta mode.
Is there something I am doing wrong??
HELP!!!!
Thanks

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 06:22 PM »
You need to slightly depress the knob while turning counterclockwise.

Offline Harrington

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 06:27 PM »
I tried that Shane and still won't switch over

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 06:29 PM »
Did you remove the delta pad first?

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 06:30 PM »
yes delta pad removed first

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 06:31 PM »
Sorry, just checking the basics.

The power switch is off?

Offline Harrington

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 06:33 PM »
power switch is off

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 06:34 PM »
Well, I give up. Possibly a defective switch. Are you able to swap it with your dealer?

Offline Harrington

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 06:36 PM »
I will take it back to the dealer tomorrow.
Thanks for trying to resolve, much appreciated

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 06:44 PM »
Did you try turning the pad by hand? Mine has gotten sort of stuck before and I fiddled with everything and it finally worked. I'm not sure what I did but it finally released.


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Offline Harrington

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 07:19 PM »
pad turns ok, switch is still stuck
thanks

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 07:31 PM »
You might try putting the delta pad back on and turning the machine on/off.


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Offline Harrington

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 08:00 PM »
yup, tried that too.
I think a visit to the dealer is in order

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 01:42 AM »
You might try putting the delta pad back on and turning the machine on/off.


Tom
Had the same issue. That worked for me.

Except i had to do a few times to get it to work. By few  mean 3-5 times.

Cant exactly remember..

Havent had a problem since

Offline rmhinden

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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 03:23 PM »
This just happened to me too.

I went to use my RO 90 in orbital mode and couldn't switch it out of delta mode.   I tried the things suggested here in this thread, and got it to go into orbital mode, but it still won't go in to Rotex mode.   

Any other suggestions?   Not a showstopper for today as I wanted to use it in orbital mode, but still....

Thanks,
Bob
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Re: RO 90 stuck in delta mode
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2018, 05:34 PM »
After completing my sanding, I tried it again.  It now goes into Rotex mode.  Hopefully, the problem won't reappear.

I will probably give Festool a call next week.

Odd.

Bob