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Quasar 1989 tv makes a buzzing motor sound

My tv makes a buzzing sound like when some one is using a power tool and it interrupts the tv while you are watching the show. The motor buzzing sound comes and goes all the time the tv is on.
If it is in the tuner, I don't know how to repair that, speakers look good and very good connection.
The motor buzzing sound will last for about 5 seconds than stop, between the buzzing sound and when it stops is about a 10 second pause than a motor buzzing sound and as it makes that noise the picture on the tv has snowy lines and the picture jumps up and down. I listen to where the noise was coming from in the back of the tv and it sounds like it is coming from the right speaker.
Any help u can give me is very appreciative.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, if you have confirmed that the source of the buzzing sound is from inside the TV, then that would indicate a component about to fail or would need attention. Let us try process of elimination:

  • tuner - most unlikely, the tuner is responsible for selecting the channel. No component/part of the tuner could make such a mechanical buzzing sound;
  • speaker(s) - most unlikely, the speaker could have a buzz but generally would not affect the video nor cause snow (weak TV signals);
  • transformer - a strong possibility although without knowing the exact model, at most generic ideas; power transformer, flyback transformer, horizontal drive transformer (unlikely);
  • arcing - another strong possibility. This could be caused by damp, dusty surroundings of the components especially at the FBT area. Another area that could have adverse effect when dusty/damp would be the anode cap.
This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me". I actually replied to your other post here. Pls find below proposed diagnosis.

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