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Author Topic: Repair of appliance module  (Read 2951 times)

rjniles

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Repair of appliance module
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:03:28 PM »

I have a 3 pin appliance that stopped working. When I send an on command, it will flash but will not hold on. I tested with a lamp plugged it: the lamp flashes every time I send the on command but will not stau on. Any fix for this?
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dave w

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Re: Repair of appliance module
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 04:44:59 PM »

I have a 3 pin appliance that stopped working. When I send an on command, it will flash but will not hold on. I tested with a lamp plugged it: the lamp flashes every time I send the on command but will not stau on. Any fix for this?
It sounds like the relay position feedback circuit has failed.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=18964.0
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Brian H

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Re: Repair of appliance module
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 06:35:56 PM »

Yes Pulses a few times is the On Off status circuit.
How old is it. The real new CFL friendly ones use a different circuit from the older ones.
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rjniles

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Re: Repair of appliance module
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 06:08:30 PM »

I opened the case and found a large black burn mark on the circuit board (the magic smoke was gone). I tossed it.
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Brian H

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Re: Repair of appliance module
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 06:26:35 PM »

If you where adventurous. There are some schematics of the older model hardware devices floating around.
Though if the magic smoke is gone. Hard to say if resuscitation would be possible.
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