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    G110V2 Pad not spinning

    I have been trying to wax my fiberglass RV using the G110V2 along with Lake Country 6.5" foam pads and Meguiars #50 RV wax. I have watched the how to videos and it doesn't seem that difficult. However when I try to wax the RV the machine orbits OK but the pad stops spinning with the least amount of pressure on it. I sent the machine back to Meguiar and they sent me a new one but didn't say if they had found a problem with the returned one.

    Now having the new one I was eager to complete the waxing. The new machine is doing the exact same thing as the returned one! The pad stops spinning with almost no pressure being applied and of course does not spin with any moderate pressure. I have tried it with no extension cord and plugged directly into the outlet in the garage and I can stop the pad from spinning with gentle pressure from my hand on it.

    My understanding of this machine is that it has a sensor that increases the power if moderate or heavier pressure is applied and I have used orbital sanders that have the same action as the polisher so I expected the same type of experience with the GB110v2. Is there something I am doing that is causing the pad to stop? Customer service said to send it back but I would really like to be able to use this one, considering it costs me about $20 shipping to CA. Has anyone else had this problem with the G110V2?

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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    I have this same problem with the g110v2. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Does the pad stop spinning when used on all speed settings with little to no pressure?

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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Are you applying pressure evenly across the pad, or possibly loading it heavily to one edge?

    I have a really hard time imagining that you got a defective machine...twice. Plus, I have never heard of this issue with proper technique.

    Do you by chance have access to a video camera? If you could film it in action and host it on YouTube to post here that would make a world of difference.
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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post
    Are you applying pressure evenly across the pad, or possibly loading it heavily to one edge?

    I have a really hard time imagining that you got a defective machine...twice. Plus, I have never heard of this issue with proper technique.

    Do you by chance have access to a video camera? If you could film it in action and host it on YouTube to post here that would make a world of difference.
    Wow...great service! I only had to wait six months for a reply. I posted my question in JUNE.

    I tried every possible combination of applying pressure with every angle possible. The machine is junk.

    It's not my technique. I borrowed a friends Porter Cable and it worked great. I don't have a video camera and will be buying a Porter Cable this spring.

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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by Psaint View Post
    I have been trying to wax my fiberglass RV using the G110V2 along with Lake Country 6.5" foam pads and Meguiars #50 RV wax. I have watched the how to videos and it doesn't seem that difficult. However when I try to wax the RV the machine orbits OK but the pad stops spinning with the least amount of pressure on it. I sent the machine back to Meguiar and they sent me a new one but didn't say if they had found a problem with the returned one.

    Now having the new one I was eager to complete the waxing. The new machine is doing the exact same thing as the returned one! The pad stops spinning with almost no pressure being applied and of course does not spin with any moderate pressure. I have tried it with no extension cord and plugged directly into the outlet in the garage and I can stop the pad from spinning with gentle pressure from my hand on it.

    My understanding of this machine is that it has a sensor that increases the power if moderate or heavier pressure is applied and I have used orbital sanders that have the same action as the polisher so I expected the same type of experience with the GB110v2. Is there something I am doing that is causing the pad to stop? Customer service said to send it back but I would really like to be able to use this one, considering it costs me about $20 shipping to CA. Has anyone else had this problem with the G110V2?
    Your pads sound a bit large for a DA. I would go with 5.5's or 4". Also, fiberglass if its dried out, tends to "grab" a pad. I would try mistng the surface with a shot of water right before polishing

    What compound are you using? If its 105, you might try to step down to Ultimate Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by SFC View Post
    I have this same problem with the g110v2. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by Psaint View Post
    Wow...great service! I only had to wait six months for a reply. I posted my question in JUNE.

    I tried every possible combination of applying pressure with every angle possible. The machine is junk.

    It's not my technique. I borrowed a friends Porter Cable and it worked great. I don't have a video camera and will be buying a Porter Cable this spring.
    Sorry your post was overlooked, as you could imagine we have days with hundreds of posts and sometimes one slips through the cracks.

    I have never heard of anyone having your issue out of the tens of thousands of these units sold once proper technique was applied - so if you truly have a bad machine, I am sorry to hear that and maybe you could give customer service another call and ask if they could take better care of the issue this time.

    As for video, I guess you overlooked my question - any chance you could video use of the machine for us? Also, have you tried using a Sharpie to apply lines to the back of the pad in order to track movement?
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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Have you tried using the machine on a regular metal surface? Give it a whirl on your trunk lid and see what happens

    If this is crusty old fiberglass your working with, a rotary is the only way to go

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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    It is very important that the pad be kept flat on the surface in order to keep it spinning. But you should be able to apply quite a bit of pressure and still have some rotation of the pad. It will NOT spin at a very high rate of speed, similar to that of a rotary buffer or even the D/A itself under no-load conditions. And you don't need a very high rotational speed to get the job done either, but you don't want just the oscillation - there must be some level of rotation of the pad.

    As to your initial post being overlooked, we are truly sorry for the oversight but as Mark pointed out there are times of heavier traffic here on MOL and if that happens to coincide with some travel time on my part then this can happen. Again, our apologies for the oversight.
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    Re: G110V2 Pad not spinning

    Maybe I should have elaborated on my case specifically.
    My machine worked fine for about 6-8 months. I would in no way call it junk. It is a really good machine and I really enjoy using it. I know that the machine isn't a defective machine because it did work properly at one point. I also know that it isn't due to my technique because, again, it did work for me at one point.

    Now the pad will spin, but I have to actually lift the machine a bit. If I try to polish with just the weight of the machine then the pad will stop spinning and it then just vibrates. This happens on completely flat surfaces, so there is a problem. If anyone has any suggestions on what I should do to try and fix it, I would greatly appreciate it.
    thanks!

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