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Hello, I have an old PBS60 belt sander and the belt has jammed

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Hello, I have an old PBS60 belt sander and the belt has jammed because the slide plate moved up to the roller. Taking the old belt off, the felt strip and the slide plate were no longer attached to the baseplate of the sander. There is no fixing for these, do they need some adhesive to keep them in place?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  adamd-mod replied 4 years ago.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I will wait and hope you can answer ASAP
Please ask if you need more info. I have an expanded view if the sander but cannot see how these fix , and certainly when I have replaced belts before, there was no movement in the base plate/ pad.
Expert:  adamd-mod replied 4 years ago.


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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.
The parts , which are obsolete now, came with an adhesive strip on them to keep them in place. Get you a glue like the 3m weatherstrip glue, it is used a contact glue. Put glue on both base and parts, let dry and then stick them together. That should let you use the sander Do not use Gorilla glue , as it expands and will move the parts! Thank you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Not sure what extra information you need Curtis,but I will try as you suggest.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.
I would just use the 3M weatherstrip cement, and glue it back in place.