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Offline TexFlood

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 11:26:26 AM »
Terminals 19 and 20 free of connections and fuse intact.  I do hope the poor diodes survived.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 11:33:03 AM »
OK there must be something pulling excess current in the power supply. Do any filter capacitors look swollen on the end cap?
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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 11:40:53 AM »
No.  Perhaps I should have tested once more before disconnecting 19 an 20 to determine if reflowing 29L made any difference.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 11:53:20 AM »
Don't reconnect them yet. Measure resistance from T41 to T44. You may see cap charging/discharging  behavior, where the meter climbs up or down. That's OK. We're looking for a really low ohms reading somewhere, that shouldn't be low.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 12:05:12 PM »
Between 41 and 44 is high 2 M ohms and dropping.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 01:12:41 PM »
OK, now measure resistance between T41 and T42, and T44 and T45.
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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 01:29:52 PM »
Both start in the 2 M ohms and drop.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 01:45:41 PM »
I am looking at one of your photos that shows the resistor connected from T27 to T30. In the manual it is attached to the lower terminal holes. In your picture it looks like it might be attached to the upper holes (difficult to tell) and the lead of the resistor connected to T30 might be touching a capacitor lead at T29 that it should not touch. This may all be wrong and it's all connected correctly, it's hard to tell from the angle of the shot.
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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 01:58:40 PM »
Resistors are both lower.  There is just the reflection off the black wire from 29L to 41L going under the resistor.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 02:04:59 PM »
One more thing - While doing the last resistance checks, I noticed that as I put pressure on the terminals with the leads, the terminal strip would move and as it did I would get 0.L reading then back to  dropping M ohm reading.  This would happen with pressure and movement of the terminal strip.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 05:50:36 AM »
The measurements across 41 and 42 and across 44 and 45 should not go to zero. Sounds like something is shorting out as the strip is moving, and that could definitely take out a fuse. An very thorough visual inspection around that T strip seems like the next step.
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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2016, 06:05:35 AM »
Reflowed 30L and 31L where resistors attach and cross over to 44L .  Readings are now M ohm and dropping.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2016, 07:29:46 AM »
Ok, it sounds like it might be time to reattach the rectifiers at 19 and the white wire at 20 and try it to see if the fuse holds.
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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2016, 07:34:20 AM »
Fuse blows.

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Re: Stereomour II blowing fuse
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2016, 08:23:03 AM »
OK, unplug amp. Clip black meter lead to 8U and remeasure resistance of T21 thru T35 and T41 thru T45, looking for discrepancies from the numbers in the manual.
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