Black & Decker Mouse Sander/Polisher - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Check Black & Decker's website for a recall on your mouse. The had one on my weed eater they replaced or repaired it for free.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Apr 11, 2017 | 1,417 views

buy new switch...

Black & Decker... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014 | 142 views

black and decker service center near you will be able to help

Black & Decker... | Answered on Sep 30, 2013 | 164 views

try a different brand of sand paper and that worked for me

Black & Decker... | Answered on Nov 25, 2012 | 363 views

After struggling with this same problem for a while, I think I figured it out. I was trying to replace the diamond shape plate. I would try to unscrew the spindle but it kept turning without any resistance.

Trick seems to be to press down hard and firm on the plate it self while unscrewing the spindle. I was trying to apply upward force and pull off the plate while rotating the screw counter-clockwise. Just push down and not pull up and it should be fine.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Aug 04, 2012 | 271 views

Try soaking the inside down with some wd40.It wont bother the electrical components but it might loosen up the motor.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jul 11, 2012 | 604 views

If this is a Black and Decker like the header states you can go to and they have a service center locator that you can find a repair center close to you. If another brand give me the brand and your location and I will try and find someting for you.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Mar 12, 2012 | 293 views

you might try by going to and on the left side of the site under manuals type in your model number, if you can't find it they also have a contact us area that can be of assistance.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012 | 144 views

Hi eaewers,

Welcome to fixya!

You must have the mouse sander with zone calibration. Do you have a user's guide? This is explained in the manual on pages 7 and 8. Here is the web address for Black and Decker service where you can download the instruction manual:

Copy and paste this entire address into your browser. Once you arrive at the page. Look on the right side and click on "instruction manual" or it's adobe icon.

The flashing red light means that the sander is calibrating. When a green light appears, then it is ready to use. There are 3 different light zones which will be explained in the manual.

Good luck.

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Handie Andie

Black & Decker... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011 | 1,134 views

need to take it apart and replace the bushing in it that beside the motor

Black & Decker... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011 | 925 views

Just stick the sand paper sheet to the base of the mouse sander... it's velcro it will hold... match the forme of the paper with the forme of the sander's base... that's all...


Black & Decker... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011 | 521 views

the velcro piece should have a removeable or i should say a peel off paper like a sticker and then stick the velcro to the base off sander if it was not on when you got it. it was not put on at the factory cause they give you the option of using stick on sheat of sandpaper or hook & loop (velcro).

Black & Decker... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011 | 803 views

Hi Walker0621,

The attachments are for sanding contours and getting into tight places to sand.
I've located an instruction manual for you. It tells what each attachment is for and how to install them. Go to this website and the pdf document with your instructions will open up:,MS800.pdf

Hope this helps. If it does, I would appreciate a vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Black & Decker... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011 | 191 views

ok this easy go to the hardware store and ask for the sandpaper to fit your sander, black & decker make sandpaper specifically for that sander. now depending what job you want to do will determin what grade you want sand paper works like this the higher the number on the paper the finer it is so for example 80 is very coarse you would use that for eg stripping thick paint on a door but 2000 is very fine and is used for eg sanding varnish between coats. ok hope that helps let me know how you go.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011 | 156 views

sounds like the brushes wore out on the inside and then burnt, check the inside brushes but if it looks burnt when you open, it is a lost cause

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011 | 637 views

Go to the hardware store and buy some velcro strips. Had to throw away the pad.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010 | 1,129 views

I had same problem. Go to the hardware store and buy some Velcro strips. One side has adhesive, just put that side on the mouse. I had to put several strips on then cut around the shape of the mouse. Sandpaper for the mouse sticks to it great. Just be careful when pulling the used sandpaper back off that you don't tear off the Velcro. I threw that little pad away that was originally on the mouse.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015 | 1,176 views

This product SUCKS!!! The platen's support legs are made of plastic. You cannot buy the support leg replacement parts.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011 | 517 views

your not supposed to. if it's broken then contact Black&Decker or buy a new one. Dewalt makes a good one or the multi-master for various things.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010 | 134 views

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