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Judge Dredd is dead!! No power at all!!


By joekiss

5 years ago



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#22 5 years ago

Could be the main varistor in that main power box as well. Could be a bad cord as well.

Get a high voltage tester, the wand kind you can just place near something and it lights up if over 60v. Trace from the wall, over the cord to the box. This is a very simple circuit to within the power box, and from there it's the fuse or varistor.

#25 5 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

Will my meter do the high voltage thing??

Well, not with a quick wave like the other tool. You would have to take the box apart and measure at the hot and ground, but I would only recommend that if you are very comfortable with electricity, as there is full 120v wall voltage. So long as the machine is plugged in, inside that box, the hot is always live prior to the switch connection. The wand thing (not sure what it's called) is great for many home uses, and like $15.

You could try swapping out the power cord, could be that has a problem, it can happen.

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#42 5 years ago

If you don't know what you're doing, you're playing with some dangerous stuff.

Quoted from RussMyers:

Black to Green is 1/2 the circuit, so it's 60v, and White to Green is the other 1/2, also 60v.

?? Measuring across the hot to ground should give your 120, as will hot to neutral, neutral to ground should given you 0.

#58 5 years ago

I'll be surprised if the varistor is not gone as well.

This should go without saying, but from here on out, do all work with the power off, and machine unplugged, just in case something lies within that switch.

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