Question about Gemmy Life-Sized Animated Santa
I was told the santa took a 9 volt transformer. When I plugged it in. It worked good. Better and more stronger than it ever did. Then it got to the point that he would go off by himself. And then we smelled electric burning. I took him all apart and at the very bottom where he stands there is a printed circuil board. This is the only place where the buring could have come from. When you put your nose right up to it you can smell a very slight electric burn. But visual there is no evidence. When you plug him in he does work. But not very good. And no movement at all.
I think you might have burn some wires in it and I don't think you'll get it to work any more.
Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The repair listed is just the start. You can, with a lot of careful work, remove the bottom of the mouth, but your work has just started. You will then have to remove the rod that holds the mouth rod to the mouth slide lever "spine". It has a small spring at the top and I found it easier to disconnect the spring prior to repairing the unit. It is glued in quite well so I suggest a Dremel tool to cut the sides off which you will enable you to remove the rod. Then you can remove the head from the spine without difficulty. Now you will see that the problem is as stated, the string that pulls the mouth open has separated from the motor shaft. The cause of this problem is that the grease that the mouth slide lever rides on has migrated to the string, and then, softened the glue, which allows the string to separate from the motor shaft. Now, clean the shaft and replace the string. The original string is nylon. You should use similar material, NOT cotton string or a rubber band. You can't use the old string as it is soaked with lubricant. Use a good super glue to bond the new string to the motor shaft. Next, test the unit to make sure that the mouth slide lever operates properly. Reassembly of the unit would be: remount the head to the neck, then reattach the mouth rod to the mouth and then reattach the mouth and rod to the mouth slide lever.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
It is suposed to pop up once you press on its shoulders. Once you press them both down you will hear two clicks and release and it will pop up. Mine was jammed and when I pressed it down on the shoulders only one side would click, the other side would not click so Santa did not pop up to full size.
It was jammed on the white area of the stocking, the material got tucked inside the click mechinism prevent it from making proper contact. To fix it I simply pulled the white stocking material up (as if you are going to roll the pant leg up) and then when I pushed the shoulders down after that it opened up just like it should!
Posted on Dec 06, 2011
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